Abilene Reporter News, August 26, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 26, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas Clear To Partly Cloudy Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 72 Auociated Preo (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Yarborough Says Hell Settle Strike TYLER if: Yarborough: Yarborough and "proud to be a says that if he is elected governor he will go to Port Arthur and stay j as long as it takes to settle the j 10-month-old strike I city. j The Austin the Gulf ClO-Pac left winger." Yarborough charged that "slan-j der teams" were circulating "fake in the "so-called i Port Arthur Story" all over Texas.! attorney said in a j "Every time he puts that slander j i speech last night that "his opponent team television, he's telling1 in the governor's race. Allan Shiv-1 5'Ou he's incompetent to be gover- ers. "has failed to act because nor." Yarborough said of Shivers. "He has destroyed the integrity Brazilian Police Slap Down Reds SAVE SOME FOR aged Vietnamese refugee looks on impassively while youngster eats from plate of rice and fish served him oard the U.S. troop trans- port Montrose, one of the ships moving refugees from Haiphong to Saigon in the mass evacuation from Northern Indochina. Shivers Attacks Port Arthur Reds WACO Heading into East t unions found communisf-domi: at- Texas and on to Houston for the ed- were not communists. last two days of campaigning. Gov. j "But I think the people of Texas wcrowd Allan Shivers today returned the Port Arthur story- In an early-morning statewide j ponent in Saturday's runoff. Ralph are running with." he said. Shivers did not mention his op- broadcast from Waco, the gover- nor said. "Port Arthur was the testing ground selected by a com- Yarborough. by name. Four Waco Crowds The governor, at Waco last night, went to four lawn gather- of the for which he was elect ed." Yarborough, who was born at nearby Chandler in Henderson County, said fie was "proud to come back." this is election time." "He has let Port Arthur lan- guish while he used it as a political pawn." Yarborough continued. "I pledge you that Ralph Yar- borough will settle the Port Ar- thur situation in 30 days after he takes the oath of office. I will; go personally to Port Arthur. I! will stay as long as it takes toj get the job done. I will render; a just and firm and fair verdict' at Port Arthur. There will be no; playing of politics with a whole! Texas city when Ralph Yarbor-i ough is your the candi- date said. Yarborough spoke at the Tyler, baseball park before a crowd that i newsmen estimated at about j Lauce Davis of Rotan. owner of persons. It was a friendly audi- i Davis Enterprises, was elected to ence. Part of Yarborough's speech represent District 5 as a West consisted of replies to shouted re- Texas Chamber of Commerce vice- quests from the members of the i presient Wednesdav afternoon at audience regarding specific cam- j a directors meeting in Abilene, paign charges he had made previ- Davis replaces W. G. Swenson Lance Davis OfRolanNew WTCCVeep ously. of Stamford in the office. Yarborough told the crowd that .He wi.u serve. with 10 dis- he liked "the spirit of militant de- mocracy you have displayed." He said that "if everyone in Texas knew the facts I'd get 99 per cent of the votes" in Saturday's runoff primary for the Democratic nom- ination for governor. Yarborough was introduced by Angus Wynne of Dallas, a former East Texas attorney who now is engaged in and ranching. Wynne said that he is "so proud of my vote for Ike that I don't know what to do." He also said he had voted for Shivers two years trict vice-presidents and five directors at large on the execu- tive board of the WTCC. District 5 directors elected Da- vis. There are 150 directors in the 10 districts over the WTCC region. Fred H. Husbands. WTCC gen- eral manager, and Ralph Duncan, community services manager, are attending another district direc- tors' meeting in Fort Worth Thurs- day. Duncan will conduct a commu- nity clinic at Gatesville Tuesday. Wednesday a delegation from the San Saba Chamber of Corn- ago because he thought Shivers merce was in Abilene to discuss munist-dominated union to try out j ings to which his supporters had a communist-inspired plot to para-j invited their neighbors in four dii-j lyze Texas business and industry." was entitled to a second term. But now, Wynne said, he is for "Yet that' my opponent says communism is not an issue in Texas." Shivers said. Shivers said again he was sure that' his opponent, as well as the lawyers who represented three AF Checking For Pachucos SAN ANTONIO. Tex tft Of- fices of at least two Air Force ferent sections of the city. Some 2.100 persons were at those gatherings. They cheered, hollered i and clapped. Six cars of young-! sters calling themselves Waco: teen-agers for Shivers held a pep; rally in the lobby of the hotel i where Shivers was staying. Two girls about nine years old carried signs they had made them- selves: saying. "We're Bubbling Over For Shivers." They blew bub- bles over the hotel lobby. Shivers, told the neighborhood crowds. "It takes good people like you to build" a great Texas, people who will get out and fight." Asks Big Vole Police Seeking Woman Bandit ARLINGTON, Tex. tP searched today for a fat brunette bandit, described as "rough and possible industrial development in their city with Paul Marable Jr., manager of the industrial depart- ment. Loyan C. Walker, manager of the agriculture and livestock de- partment, is currently on vacation before taking a six months leave of absence to serve as executive director of the newly organized Texas Beef Council at Fort Worth. THE WEATHER dirty." who last night shot an Ar- lington woman and robbed her of I about Mrs. Roland A. Turck. 50. was isiittag in her bedroom watching j program, RIOTERS OVERTURN7 rail! about in streets of Rio de Ja- neiro alter Brazilian President Getulio Vargas committed suicide. Mob overturned two newspaper trucks and attempted to burn them. Doss Defends Traffic Court Record; City Rating Hiked City Judge A. K. Doss Thurs- day defended his traffic court op- erations of 1953. He made his comments after reading a Reporter News article quoting the National Safety Coun-j cil as recommending improve- ments. Doss staled that he talked with J. D. Hill. Chicago, field director for the Council, while the latter i was here to present the 1953 traf-i fie safety evaluation. Hill told judge that incomplete reporting by the City of Abilene to the national safety group caused the local traf- fic court to have a comparatively low rating. The Council representative He added, "we can win this elec-1 I a tplpVKinn nrnoram chn ciiri i NORTH CENTRAL and WEST TEXAL I a television program, she saio. partlr rtth When the lone Woman entered her scattered afterrwon aad evening thunder- V.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU 1 ABILENE AND VICIXITV Clear to to raise the traffic court's rating to "at least 53 per Doss said. tion big if we get out the vote.' home and started shooting. bases in Texas acted today to j The governor had on today's j Mrs. Turck. wife of a retired prevent any possible outbreak o! j schedule an early morning break- i Arlington businessman and civic hoodlumism among Air Force per- fast wiih the children at the Mexia State School and a downtown street comer address in Mexia at 9 a.m. sonncl. Such an outbreak occurred at Chanute Air Force Base. Rantoul. 111., this week and 106 members of the tatiooeu tough been rounded up there. At San Antonio Wednesday, Maj. Gen. John H. McCormick ordered a screening of some 25.000 basic trainees at Lackland Air Force Base after it was discovered that one airman bore the j identifying brand, a tattooed cross and halo. all day tomorrow before going to The Lackland gang member was his farm home at Woodville in in the base stockade on an AWOL Southeast Texas to stay during charge when discovered. J Saturday's voting. leader, was struck four times bv a hail of bullets fired by the jeans- clad woman. She was described as He was due at Fairfield at in a serious but not critical con- a.m. to lead the parade of the Freestone County Fair, riding on horseback, and then deliver a short non-political address at the fair grounds. Tonight it was another campaign speech at the ball park at Hender- son, where free barbecue was to I bo served. The governor will be in Houston Top American Jet Ace Killed in Crash EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASF.. Calif. on a routine test flight has ended the spectacular career of Capt. Joseph McConnell Jr.. the nation's leading jet ace. The 32-year-old pilot, credited with downing MIGs in Korea, his the Mojave Desert, 12 miles northeast of Rogers Lake. His body was found beside his ejection seat, half a mile from the shattered plane. Nearby was his unopened parachute. An Air Force was killed yesterday when F86H Sabre .let crashed on CAPT. MCCONNEU, with spokesman snicl apparently he had ejected himself from the plane at low altitude. During the flight McConnell had radioed that he had lost control of the plane partially, but thought he could make a landing on the dry lake Ixxl. Soon thereafter he reported he had lost the cockpit canopy. He was advised to bail out. Edwards base officers snid he probably stayed with the plane too long. McConnell. who snid his pre- maturely grey hair came from being the father of three young children and not from his flying, served as ji bomber navigator, during World War II and later took flight training. After the fighting broke out in Korea he repeatedly requested combat duty despite being told he was too old, ill's request finally was granted and he became an ace in just 30 days last year. After downing his eighth MIG, his Sabre was hit by cannon fire at feet near the Mnnchurlan border. He bailed out over the Yellow Son and n rescue helicopter pulled him from the frigid water. After his 16th kill, the Air Fores grounded him and ordered him home wlili the comment that Ir was "much more valuable alive than dead." The plan? he flew yesterday was a modified vcuion of the Sabre Jet bo in torw. dition late last night. Mrs. Turck said she attempted to escape the bedroom where the female bandit trapped her but was grabbed by the arm and thrown onto a bed and struck with the gun barrel. "She asked me where my money was and I told her 1 would give her anything she wanted if "she would leave me Mrs. Turck said. The woman took about S60 from a billfold, left by the front door, and then turned back to threaten Mrs. Turck with the gun again if she left the house. Woman, 71, Enters Polio Ward Here The oldest person to be admit- ted to the polio ward at Hendrick Memorial Hospital this probably in several still under observation Thursday as a possible polio sufferer. Mrs. Sam Joiner. 71. of Coaho- ma, was placed in isolation in the hospital at p. m. Wednesday. A final diagnosis still had not been completed Thursday morning. 1 showers. P.M. TEMPERATURES T SS P6 Barometer reading p.m. 3S.12, Relative humidity at p.m. 35'V- No School Available Hill's report originally criticized the court on the following grounds: in The judge made no attempt to determine whether violations were due to lack of mental or physical capacity to drive. A. K. DOSS city's reports incomplete (3) Traffic court isn't open with formal ceremony, The court doesn't have rails persons involved in traffic cases. Outlawed Party Said Behind Riot RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Mi- Police cracked down on the oufr lawed Communist party today aft- er 48 hours of riots and demon- strations touched off by the suitids of President Getulio Vargas. Amid increasing evidence the Reds played a strong hand in sparking the riots, aimed in part against the United States, more than 100 Communists were under arrest. One was accused specific- ally of burning a police car. Copies of Imprensa Popular, the Communist newspaper which pub- lishes openly despite the ban on the party, were seized by police in Rio De Janeiro. The newspaper headlined its account of yester- day's demonstrations: with Rio residents shout in- dignantly in streets." A dispatch from Porto Alegre said police raided an allegedly Communist paper there and ar- rested the editor. Back to Normal This capital city's commercial life gradually returned to normal- cy today. Public offices, banks and shops reopened. A few troops still were to be seen on the streets; but the heavily reinforced patrols of the past two days were-called in. Joao Cafe Fflho, the new Pres- ident cast about for someone to fill the ticklish job of finance min- ister in the inflation-plagued gov- ernment he inherited. He conferred with individual ministers and scheduled a cabinet meeting. After 71-year-old Vargas ended his life with a bullet luealay, hiJ LOW BIDDER AGAIN mony. He said he doesn't know what the council would expect un- less it was to have someone enter ahead of him and proclaim. "Hear ___ ye! Hear ye' The honorable court .21 The judge didn't have avail- (5> The prosecutor didn't attendiis now in session. Judge A. K. able to him a school for traffic i any traffic court or judicial Presiomg." Doss regards that as a little too much ceremony for a small city traffic court. He said be told Hiil he first greets acquaintances in the courtroom and then announces. "Traffic Court is now in session." Hill was pleased with that expla- (6) The judge doesn't have pri- vate chambers. (7) No meetings of local judges were held to establish a uniform minimum Bne schedule. Xot A Psychiatrist Doss said he told Hill that he, Boss, investigates the effect of physical fitness of a driver on any accident, where he can see that the person may handicapped. j signed as finance minister along "He gave me full credit on that j with the rest of the Cabinet, score." Doss said. "I told him' who has often been men- that I'm not qualified as a psychi-i f cf presidential elections, had been asking in the past few months to steer Brazil through a dire foreign, exchange shortage caused mainly by declining coffee exports. The economic straits .Brazil has been going through had much to dc with .the explosive political-mil- 1 itsry crisis that shook the country can see that {riend 0swaWo te physically mer UN Assembly president re- atrist and therefore can't pass on a driver's mental fitness. Although at times I do doubt the sanity of both drivers in the case." The judge took issue with the council's criticism that he doesn't open court with a formal violators. ferences. Dallas Firm May Get4th AFB Contract; Apron Parley Held If A. J. Rife Construction Co. of Dallas receives the contract for a base communications build- ing at Abilene Air Force Base, they will hold more than a million the contracts is S1.639.22S. the of-i i local judges to set fines, Next project slated for the Abi-1 would be impossible, the for the past 20 days and culminat- ed in Vargas' suicide following his military dictated agreement to take a permanent leave of ab- sence. Rioters Cool Down The rioting crowds that took to the streets to hoot against Vargas, then began demonstrating for ths old man when they found he had shot himself, cooled down today after two bloody days that left four dead and 'scores of wounded throughout Brazil. nation, Doss said. Despite an official decree for The other matters criticized e'Sht days' mourning. Cafe worked "are beyond my Doss J feverishly on the task of forming said. As to having a meeting of that judge fice of the project engineer said: lene base is an aircraft parking said, because justice and county Thursday. i apron. Advertising for bids began i courts include costs in their levies Announcement of the awarding i Aug. 10. with opening set for Sept. i while Doss" City Court doesn't. contract is due within. i Keports Inadequate his new Cabinet. He is expected to select at least one member of his own Social Progress (PSP) party. and their agents some of the re- and a half dollars worth of con- lw_xt day or so. the Fort Worth! A pre-bid conference was held office has announced. (Thursday morning on the apron The base communications build-! contract. ing will be a one-story structure! Air Force representatives and 25 by ITS feet, with an exterior j engineers explained to contractors of clay tile. It will house com- munications functions for the en- tire base, and will be located in the central section of the base site. A pavtxl parking area in front of the building is also included in the clans. struction contracts. Rief is now ths apparent low bidder. 5S. for the building. Opening was held Wednesday, with six bidders. Rife has the contract to build four buildings now. under three contracts. The Abilene office of the Corps of Engineers said Rife has contracts to build a rnain- tainence hangar, vehicle mainta- One of the main things criticized in the council evaluation of Abi- lene's 1955 over-all traffic safety program was that it was incom- pletely and inadequately reported to the safety council. Hill made that point emphatic in making his utcti UVUH cuiuuatn. ui nmMns: ms qmremenu of the contracts, at amlblie meetinl ?ere. what the Air Force expected. I _ .vhat the Air Force expected. Col. Hsrry Fisher, district en-' inence shops, and .tie transmitter and receiver buildings. Total of He said at the meeting that he had found traffic court handled gineer from the Fort Worth office j better after interviews with offi- of the Corps of Engineers, at-jcials here than he had thought tended the -meeting and spoke to when the original draft of his re- group. i I port was made. Chances of Rain Fizzle in Area Possibilities of widely-scattered rain in West Central Texas faded out Thursday under a hot August sun. Weathermen said showers to the west and the Gulf Coast had fizzled this morning. Clear skies were reported over Texas. Weather Bureau officials said the showers may resume this evening on the coast, but probably would not affect a clear weather picture inland. Main Political Fight Due in 17 States WASHING TOX lA-Republicans and Democrats arc putting their political blue chips down" in 17 states in an all-out battle for con- trol of the Senate in the Congress. These same states, along with nine others where there are mar- ginal districts, also may prove to be the major battlegrounds in con- tests for command of the new House. As the situation now stands, with active campaigning just starting, the two parties appear almost evenly matched in their chances to alter the present hairline mar- gins in Senate and House, The Senate lineup is now 48 Re- publicans. 47 Democrats and 1 in- dependent; the House count, 218 Republicans, 213 Democrats, 1 in- dependent and J vacancies. Thirty- seven Senate and all 4M House lit this fall. As party toilers analyze the matter, nine Senate seats now held by Republicans and eight held by Democrats are in varying degrees of danger. Republican incumbents who ap- parently face stiff challenges in- clude Senators Cooper of Kentucky. Cordon of Oregon, Dworshak of Idaho, Ferguson of Michigan, Mundt of South Dakota, Saltonstall of Massachusetts and Kuchel of California. Republican-held seats in Xew- Jersey and Wyoming aiso fall within this category. Democrats likely to be hard pushed by their opponents include Senators Anderson of New Mexico, Douglas of Illinois, Frear of Dela- ware. Gillette of Iowa, Humphrey of Minnesota. Murray of Montana and Burke of Ohio. The seat be- ing vacated hy Johnson of Colorado also it among House seats in most of these states will be hotly contested. In addition, there are marginal dis- tricts in Virginia. West Virginia, Florida. North Carolina, Maryland. Missouri. Pennsylvania. New York and the Nevada at-large contest where both parties figure they have a chance. That doesn't mean that states like Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Washington and Wisconsin will be overlooked. But the parties' major national efforts are likely to he turned elsewhere except perhaps for a few individual congressional districts. In Senate races. Democrats are claiming a 14-6 edge over Repub- licans In ivhat tlicy regard as al- most certain victories. Republicans contend they are certain to elect two senators in New Hampshire, two in Nebraska and re-elect Sen- ders Sctaxffd rf Kiasai tad Margaret Chase Smith of Maine. Democrats figure as safe the seats they now hold in Alabama. Arkansas, Georgia. Louisiana, Mis- sissipi. two in North' Carolina, Ok- lahoma, Rhode Island, South Caro- lina, Tennessee. Texas. Virginia and West Virginia. While Republicans will concede most of these, they haven't given up hope of upsets in Oklahoma, Rhode Island and West Virginia. Republican National Chairman Leonard W. IFsl! said in a state- ment today that the "final blue- print" for the Republican effort will be drafted at a GOP National Committee session in Cincinnati, Ohio, beginning Monday. He said the committee, meeting with Vice President Nixon, will try to pin-point basic issues, make plans to get out a record vote and discuss ways to "get the Eisen- tam can S3rd Congress story before the people." Hall said that despite the narrow Republican the accom- plishments of the Republican Con- gress which just ended "match those of any Congress in a gen- eration." "Think what this Republican team the President and a GOP Congress could do with a sound working he said. "With an economy to be brought firmly on to the pathway of American free enterprise after 20 years of wandering off into Socialist experi- ments and with prosperity-v ith- peace at long last within our grasp, we still have a tremendous job to do." Nixon, in announcing yesterday that he will make an eight-state campaign swing beginning Sept. IS, Mid to Wp cans complete the job started with Eisenhower's election .in 1952. "I feel that we only did half the job in 1952 and that we must put forth at least as much or more ef- fort this year to assure that we have a Republican majority during the 84th he said. Nixon has been assigned by Ei- senhower to make several cam- paign tours before the N7ov. l election. Beginning with a speech at the Ohio State Republican Convention in Columbus Sept. 15, he said will visit Kansas Sept. 16, Missouri Sept. 17, South Dakota Sept. 18, Nebraska Sept. 20. Michigan Sept. 21, Minnesota Sept. 22 and Indiana Sept. 23. Party leaders expect him to make a New England swlnf fol- lowed by a later visit to Uw Hodrt states. i ;