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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR, HOT P y Uv I Iv ..Jt-VvU M V vv V "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING _ FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 73 AuocteeJ Pntt (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 27, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY iOc Huge Vote Opponents Optimistic By Saturday is the voter's day, sec- end primary, 1954. Thousands of citizens in West Central Texas are due to show their more than voted in the first July primary. Absentee ballots in Taylor County hint that more than twice the 416 who voted then have asked for absentee ballots. See SAMPLE BALLOT, fg. 1-B Polls will open at 8 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Ralph Yarborouh carried 14 of the 20 counties in West Central Texas in the first primary- Spokesmen for both candidates for governor said they felt sure their side would win. There were Mrs. Scott Hollis During Sleep Mrs. Scott W. Kuilis, 56. wife of a longtime Abilene physician, died early Friday morning at her home, 1101 Sayles Blvd. A stroke caused death at She died in her i Except for a high blood pres- sure condition. Mrs. Hollis had been in good health. She was uncomfortable far a time Thurs- day afternoon xvith pain in an arm and shoulder, but had been in good spirits last night and had played canasta. She awoke aboat 6 o'clock this morning, again feeling the arm and shoulder discomfort, but re- turned to sleep. Then she was found dead in bed. Funeral arrangements are pend- ing. Laughter-North Funeral Home will have charge of services, and burial will be in Elmwood Mem- orial Park. Mrs. Hollis. the former Ruby Korton. was born June 21. 1898, in Stephens County. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Bob Korton. Her father was an early day Stephens County sheriff. She was reared in Breckenridge ind attended public schools there. After the death of her father, she moved to Abilene with her mother in 1918. Dr. R. C. Fender, a 'Baptist minister, married Ruby Norton and Dr. Hollis at his home here May 28, 1922. Mrs. Hoilis was confirmed in the Heavenly Rest Episcopal Church March 1937. She was active in its affairs and particul- arly interested in the work of the Women's Auxiliary. Survivors are her husband: a niece, Mrs. H. B. McGrady of Roswell. N. M., who was reared by the Hollises and was visiting in the home this week: a grand nephew, Mickey McGrady of Ros- well: three sisters. Mrs. Eugene Curry. Fort Worth; Mrs. Henry Armstrong of Westbrook and Mrs. Hugh Murray, Johnsville. Tex.: and two brothers. Wallace and Ed Norton, both of Brecken- ridge. Mrs. Hoilis was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Bernard Hanks and Dr. and Mrs. L. W. Hollis. Jr., all of Abilene, and Mr. and Mrs. Mar- vin House of Big Spring. UK usual statements of confi- dence. A Yarborough leader pre- dicted victory by votes, and expected a lighter turnout than inj the first primary. The weatherman predicted only j a warm, clear day. "You'll have i to give me points if you want me j to forecast he said. There'll be little campaigning'. aturday. For the first time in' everal months the air will lack! haze of charge and counter-; harge in one of the most con-' ested governor's races in Texas istory. Among the issues have een labor, race-ism. Republican-] sm. accusations of crime and cap- j ivity by "big business" and by j labor." On the eve of the election, here re some statements by men on oth sides of the in the liddle. Tommy N. Csrswell. executive ecretary of the Taylor County Democratic Executive Committee: 0[ the highest weeks in Texas polio 'We had 642 voting in July at historv. ny box where I'm election judge SUNDAY HEADL1NERS JN THE REPORTER-NEWS Saturday is the day. And, Sunday's big Abilene Reporter-News will be the paper to read for the complete report on the elec- tion. Everv political race, precinct, county, district and state, from this part of Texas will be "covered" in the Sunday Reporter-News. Staff members of the newspa- pers aiid correspondents from every county seat in this area will cooperate in gathering and compiling the vote returns to bring you the complete, accurate report. Along with this special election news there will be the usual full story on what's happening in general news. oil, sports, farm "and the women's world at home and abroad. You can reserve your extra copies at 10 cents apiece or The Reporter-News will mail a copy of the paper to any address in the U.S. or to any APO for 15 cents. Neighbors Oppose Rebuilding Grocery City Commission will refer toi the Board of Adjustment a row over whether Lloyd Browne, own- er, may rebuild a grocery store building at 2842 South nth St. The structure, occupied by BJack's Grocery Store, was par- tially destroyed by fire last De- cember. It was at the corner of South nth and Matador Sts. Under the Zoning Ordinance. Browne can receive a permit to rebuild if not more than 60 per cent of the building is destroyed. Nearly 20 property owners at- tended Friday's'commission meet- ing to ask that the city deny Browne permission to put a bus- iness building there. No Application Yet Browne hasn't applied to the building inspector for a permit, nor has he been denied a permit by the inspector. He told a report- er Friday, however, that he plans to rebuild the store as nearly as possible as it formerly existed. Commissioners decided to get opinions in writing from some building contractors as to what percentage of the structure was destroyed. They will turn over that information to the Board of Adjustment, rather than attempt to act on it themselves. City Ally. Alex Bickley told the commissio'n that building permit appeals don't come within its jurisdiction. He explained that a person who wishes to build any' thing should first apply to U' building inspector for a permit. If denied, the applicant then may appeal to the Board of Adjustment. Should the Board of Adjustment deny permit, an applicant then may file suit in court. commission doesn't e have the authority to hear appeals from of the Board of Ad- justment, Bicklcy said. A petition signed by 22 property Candidates End Race In Vote-Heavy Cities Both Make Final Plea for Support Polio Strikes Late-Summer Blow in Texas AUSTIN struck a sur-i i prising, late-summer blow, the hardest of the year, in Texas last week. Health officials reported 199 new cases, 36 the pre- vious peak reached on July 31 A spokesman for the State Health Department said it was one College Heights I and I look for an increase. It seems from re- that have come from over the county that there will be an ncrease in the county also." Both Eye Victory R. M. Wagstaff. campaign man- ager for Gov. Allan Shivers: "1 feel confident Gov. Shivers vill be re-elected. If we have a heavy vote, his majority will be considerable. If it is light, his elec- ion will be closer." Joe Reynolds, president of the Yarborough for Governor Club in Taylor County: "I think the race was over a week ago. Yarborough will win by 40.000 votes, and that's estimating it conservatively. Shivers is des- perate, and is resorting to every- jiing. A good indication here in Abilene is some literature that was circulated Wednesday and Thurs- day by the 'drop and run process.' I would like to express my appre- ciation, and that of the Yarbor- ough for Governor Club, for the fine work that has been done in all the precincts in Taylor County in behalf of Judge Yarborough. I history. Heaviest incidence of new cases i the week ending Aug. 21 was in I Hidalgo and Nueces counties, in the Rio Grande Valley and Gulf, coast areas, respectively. Hidalgo County reported 24 new polio pa- tients: Nueces County 20. j Harris County which has suffered more cases than any other area of the state, recorded 15 the past week. "This is a little late to have such a high said L. E. j Bracy, director of health education for the State Health Department. The experience curve on Texas polio indicates the peak for the year usually can be expected in iate.July. Following the previous high of 163 for the week ending July 31, case totals had run 152 and 160 prior to the big jump last week. A check of the records indicated the 199 cases the past week was the highest for any week except during 1952, which-was tie worst polio year this state has ever had. The all-time high is 286, set during the second week of July, 1952. There were six other weeks that year that exceeded last week's One Shakes Hands... Eight-year-old Karen Hupp greets candidate Ralph Yarborough as he arrived in Wichita Falls during stretch drive of campaign for nomination as governor. think we have accomplished what mark. we set out to do. and that was elect a governor for all the peo- ple." I In a post-primary recap of un-j official totals, a 20-county area T Diiif IHH Alii around Abilene gave Ralph Yar flOm UUl borough 3.377 votes over Gov. Al- j Police Half Scouts owners was filed with the com nission Friday. asking that Browne be denied permission to rebuild. Opponents of the rebuilding stat- ed in the meeting they believe the structure was destroyed to a per- centage which would make recon- struction unlawful. They presented a written opinion STORE, PS- 8-A, Col. J 436 votes. 4.783 to 4.347. Total for the was 31.- 944 for Yarborough, and 28.567 -for Gov. Shivers. Following are tabulations of the county by county vote in the last County Shivers Yarborough 'Borden 193 159 Callahan .......1.080 1.434 Coke 509 542 Cokman 1.672 Eastland .......2.940 3.002 Fisher 941 1.452 Haskell ........1.260 2.536 Howard ........2.538 Jones ..........2.008 2.141 Kent 308 494 Knox ...........1.006 1.250 Mitchell ........1.214 1.648 'Nolan .........1.726 2.368 'Runnels .......1.379 835 'Scurry ........1.0S9 1.230 Shacke'lford SOS 679 Stephens .......1.762 1.416 Stonewall 465 787 Taylor -1.347 Throckmorton 629 727 Total totals. Moneyhun Freed On Bond A. B. (Red) Moneyhun. con- victed here 15 times of bootleg- ging, was released from Taylor County jail Friday morning aft- er his attorney, Theo Ash, posted a bond. Ash returned from Austin Thursday after presenting his ap- peal from a habeas corpus ruling here Aug. 20. An order was issued by the Court of Criminal Appeals ordering Moneyhun released as soon as he made bond. The bond is valid until the appeals court can hear and rule on the habeas corpus appeal. District Judge J. R. Black re- fused to order Moneyhun's re- lease here Aug. 20, when Ash brought the habeas corpus pro- ceeding in his court. He ruled at that time that Coun- ts1 Judge Reed Ingalsbc's March 6 order releasing Moneyhun 're- leased before he hnd completed serving a jnil term for bootleg' ging was illegttl. Judge Ingalsbe sentenced Mon- eyliun to 120 days in jail on each of three cases Feb. 3 for liquor law violations. The cases were to be served at the same time. On March 6 Judge Ingalsbe or- dered Moneyhun released on con- dition that he leave the county permanently, Ingalsbe said. At the habeas corpus proceeding. Ash disputed this. Moneyhun said it was his understanding that he was to quit bootlegging and that the court's order releasing him had nothing to do with his returning to Abilene. When Moneyhun returned to Abilene, he was jailed on Ingals- be's order without issuance of a for 17. He then brought the habeas corp- us proceedings, declaring that his arrest and confinement was un- lawful. Judge Black said that Monsy- hun's original release from jail was unlawful and ordered that he serve the remaining 79 days of his original term. The bond posted by Ash Friday was signed by Moneyhun and his two sureties, M. T. Cornelius and H. A, Newby, Political Papers Some Yarborough for Gover- nor pamphlets won't be put in downtown cars. Police Friday halted eight boys, all members of the Houston School Boy Scout Troop, from passing out the pamphlets in the downtown area. Capt. C. A. Veteto said four of the boys were found on North Second SL and Cedar around 10 a.m. They were not in uniform. Po- lice Chief C. Z. Hallmark said two complaints were received Thurs- day morning. There is a city or- dinance which forbids placing liter- ature in cars in either downtown residential areas. Chief Hallmark said he had re- ceived no complaints Wednesday from pro-Shivers booklets scat- tered in cars over the city. Hallmark said ki political cam- paigns, the police usually stayed out, until there were complaints made. Mrs. Burl.Roach, secretary for the Yarborough club, said Scoutmaster Frank Rodriquez and the boys, ranging in age from 9-15, had volunteered to pass out the-pamphlets. They were being paid to deliver in the residential areas, Mrs. Roach said, although they previously had passed out literature as "their good deed." Another Kisses Babies Out of the Rut WHITINSVILLE, Mass. w-John Trinnier, 88, retired yesterday after 67 years of continuous work with the Whittinsville Spinning Ring Co. THE WEATHER V. DEMHTMEXT OF COMMEHCZ WEATHER BVKKAi; ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair and hot today, tonKM, and Saturday. SCaxL mum temperature both days tt-100 taw tonight desrws. Hlch and low temperature for 34 hoan ended at a.m.: 96 and 73 derreec. NORTH CENTO.U, TEXAS Clear to cloudy this afternoon. tonight and Saturday with few isolated afternoon taun> dershowers. WIST TEXAS Clear to partly dondy this afternoon. tonUM and Saturday with widely scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Thurs. P.M. S3 97 5.M Trl. A.M. n M W n n M Barometer readlnc at y.iu. M.1T. Relative humidity at )Cft. Election Bureou Set Up at Paper A special election bureau to col- lect results from Taylor County voting boxes will be set up Sat- urday night by The Abilene Re- Four-year-old Virginia Carlisle greets Governor Al- len Shivers after he spoke in Waco during final week of campaign for re-election as governor. RADIO, TV COOPERATE ACC Graduate To Due Degrees Frank Van Dyke will speak .on "Making a Life as Well as a Liv- ing" at commencement exercises in Morris Stadium on the Abilene Christian College campus at 8 p. m. Van Dyke, head of the Bible De- partment at Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson. Tenn.. is a member of the graduating class and will receive an 'MA degree in Bible. He is on a one-year leave of ab- sence from Freed-Hardeman to cemplete his studies. He has been serving as minister of the South 12th and Chestnut Sts. Church of Christ while in Abilene. Eleven of the 75 candidates tor degrees will receive masters de- grees and M will be awarded bachelors. No Baccalaureate service, was scheduled for the summer gradu- ation exercises. By CLAYTON HTCKERSON Associated Pnsi Stiff Eleventh-hour appeals for sup- port, along with last minute charges and counter charges, pour- ed Friday from the headquarters of Gov. Allan Shivers and his op- ponent, Ralph Yarborough. The two candidates spent the eve of election Democrat- c runoff Texas' most vote-heavy communities. Shivers was in Houston. Yarborough was in Dallas. The only other statewide rtmoS election pits Alfred M. Scott, 58- irear-old Austin attorney, against Associate Justice Few Brewster, of the State Supreme Court who seeks reelection. Brewster led in the first primary. The Supreme Court race has >een almost totally overshadowed by the Shivers-Yarborough brawl Shivers Stops Heckler As the bitter campaign neared ts end. the first reported heckling of the governor occurred at Hen- derson where he addressed a crowd estimated by police at around The short-lived heckling started when Shivers mentioned the 'Tort Arthur so-called by his fac- tion. The governor asked the ieckler to repeat his question but was-greeted by silence. There was no more interruptions except for applause. Yarborough appeared Thursday night before a crowd estimated by followers'at around at the portals of the historic Alamo mis- sion in San Antonio. Yarborough', interrupted 18 times by the crowd's ap- plause, said Tex'ans who voted for him m the first primary have been "insulted" by Shivers. The Austin attorney said Shivers tried to portray himself as a "hero of the Alamo" and to picture "mj supporters in the first pri mary as an alien army of outsid ers." Says Action 'Cheap' "That was said Yarbor- ough. "That was .in bad taste. Thai was arrogant." From the Henderson baH park Shivers stood on a platform, over home plate and asked: "Will Texas DemScrats stand by a governor who puts principl" above politics when the interests of Texas demand that "This is. the Shivers declared pointing to Saturday's election. He predicted a "glorious victory" if the people get out an< vote. Shivers whistle-stopped through an East Texas area that showed much friendliness for Yarborougl in the first primary. At Mexia. hi told his audience "a big switch' was going on among Yarborough'; supporters "because the peopli re afraid of a man who won't tefl ie truth..." The Port Arthur strike situation, meanwhile, got more and more at- ention as the governor's race ap- roached the Saturday climax. Yarborough told his San Antonio udience and television viewers that the strike had been going on 0 months and Shivers had not chosen to stop it. He promised to ring about a settlement "fair and quare to all within 30 days after wcoming governor." Shivers told his East Texas au- [iences that "of course my oppo- eat can end the Port Arthur trike by surrendering to Local 814 the CIO." "The Port Arthur people can end t that way Shivers aid, "and" they're afraid that's what my opponent will do." 'Port Arthur was the testing ground selected by a Communist- [ominated union to try out a Com- munist-inspired plot to paralyze exas business and Shivers said m Waco. Red Laws Cited "Yet my opponent says that communism is not an issue in Texas." Yarborough said that Shivers either was-not enforcing the com- munist control laws or that the 'Port Arthur story is a falsehood." Not one Communist has been ar- rested, Yarborough said. "When 1 am .elected governor I wHl en- force all the laws of Texas, includ- ing the anti-Communist laws." Cadet Head Named COLLGE STATION, Tex. tft- Josso Frank Ford, lubbock, has been appointed cadet colonel of the Cadet Corps at Texas for the coming school year. He is a senior agronomy student. French in Uproar Over EDC Voting PARIS Rene Coty hustled back from a vacation today to preside over a lull dress Cabinet meeting just 24 hours before the French National Assembly takes up ratification of the European Defense Community treaty. The deputies themselves, facing the showdown on EDC they had put off for 27 months, were in a turmoil of political intrigue that could end in the downfall of the two-month-old regime of Premier Pierre Mendes-France. The Assembly was in session over Tunisian and Moroccan prob- lems, but most of the deputies were talking about EDC and the government's future. Cety returned on the urging of former Foreign Minister Bidault, a champion of EDC and bitter foe of the present govern- ment. Bidault urged that a full discussion be held on possible fu- ture policies before anything final is done to reject EDC. 38 Voting porter-News, KRBC-TV and radi station! KWKC and KRBC. Election judges in the county' voting precincts can report thei returns to the newspaper, radi and TV with a single telephone number 4-7271. The election bureau will be se up in the business office of Th Reporter-News. Representatives of the station will be in the Reporter-News o fices. As soon as elections returns are received, they will be tele- phoned to the stations to be air- ed immediately. The newspaper and the stations have joined in this cooperative effort in the hope that it will speed up the compilation oi the vote and enable everyone to know sooner the answer to the big question: Who won? The managements believe, too, that the cooperation will be a benefit to election judges. Instead of telephoning all the news agen- cies, they can report to all with a single call to The Reporter- News, 4-WJ1. Details of cooperative plan were worked out by Manager A. C, Etter of KWKC. manager Bro Mingut of KRBC and executives of Reporter-News. Voting places for the second Democratic primary election Sat- urday will be the same as for tha first primary held July 24 with one exception. Voting box 9 which was at the Fourth and Cedar Sts. fire station in the first election, will be at the YMCA for the second election. Precinct boxes, locations and election judges are as follows: 1, Courthouse, Jess Blanton. 2, Butternut Fire Station, 0. J. Hamilton. 3, Alta Vista, Dan Gallagher. 4, Fair Part, D. B. Dvfiusha. 5, Scout Hdq., T. E. Brownlee. 6, Elmwood Fire Station, W. C. Charlton. 7, Gold Star Dorm, Bob Wylie. 8, Bowie School, James R. Neely. S, YMCA, Elgie Robbins. 10, Woodson School, R. W. Staf- ford. 11, ACC Fire Station, James E. Freeman. 12, College Heights, T. N. Cars- well. 13, Fannin School, Matt Casey. 14, North Park School, R. A. Col- lins. 15, McGlothlin Barn, E. E. Presswood. 16, Hamby School, N. H. Mit- chell.- 17, Legion Club, G. H. Blackburn. 18, Potosi School. Will Nesmith. 19, Wylie School, Mrs. Vadie Ear- wick. 20, Caps Store W. A. Harber. SI. Tye-School (Tye Abilene) Miss Jeff L. Stagner. 22. McCartney Home (Tye-Mer- Walter McCartney. 23. Drummond Home (Cans-Mer- Henry Drummond. 24. Welfare office, Merkel; Ro- bert Hicks. 25. Williamson Hardware, Trent; G. L. QuatUebaum. 26. Mrs. Pat Addison Home, Blair; Z. Moore. 27. Tabernacle, Butman, Joe Sevmour. 28. Brick store, View; B. E. Plowman. 29. Ohlhausen home, Iberis, G. F. Duncan. 30. County barn. Buffalo Gap; Mrs. S! 0. Bowman. 31. First State Bank, Tuscola; R. E. Standard. 32. Old bank building, Ovalo; B. W. Riddle. JJ. County barn, Guion; E. H. Moody. 34, School, Shep; J. H. Christian, 33. Old bank bldg., Bradshaw; Billy McCasland. X, City hall, Lawn; A. P. War- ford. 37, Rogers School, Jirp J. C. Jones. 31, Coffman home, Listnan; J. D. Coffman. Vote Your Choice But Co to the   

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