Abilene Reporter News, August 27, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 27, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas y ñ- FAIR, HOT€i)e Abilene importer-SBtetojsi EVENING'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—ByronVOL. LXXIV, NO. 73 Auodated Pnu (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 27, 1954 —SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY ÎOc Huge Vote Seen; Local Opponents Optimistic See SAMPLE BAIXOT, PR. 1-B the usual statements of confi* dence. A Yarborough leader predicted victory by 40,000 votes, and Polls will open at 8 a.m. and i expected a lighter turnout than in I close at 7 p.m.    the first primary. The weatherman predicted only By WARREN BIRKETT Saturday is the voter’s day, sec-omi primary, 1954. Thousands of citizens in West Central Texas are due to show their hands-perhaps more than j Ralph Yarborouh carried 14 of voted in    the first    July primary,    j the 20 counties in    West Central Absentee    ballots in    Taylor County    ! Texas in the first    primary. hint that more than twice the 416 | Sjxikesmen for both candidates ! forecast * rain,” 1^ said, who voted then have asked for, for governor said    they felt    sure absentee    ballots.    i    their side would win. There    were a warm, clear day. “You’ll have to give me points if you want me Mrs. Scott Hollis Dies During Sleep Mrs. Scott W. Hollis, .56, wife Of a longtime .Abilene physician, died early Friday morning at her home, 1101 Sayles Blvd. A stroke cau.sed death at 7:15. She died in her sl^ep. t Except for a high blood pressure condition. Mrs. Hollis had been in good health. She was uncomfortable for a time Thurs-clay afterncMin with pain in an arm and shoulder, but had been in good spirits last night and had played c.ana.sta. She awoke about 6 o’clock this Morning, again feeling the arm and shoulder discomfort, but returned to sleep Then she wa.s found dead in bed. Funeral arrangements are pending Laughter-.N’orth Funeral Home will have charge of .services, and burial will be in Elmwixxl Memorial Park Mrs. Hollis, the former Ruby Norton, was born June 21. 1898. in Stephens County. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Bob Norton. Her father was an early dav Stephens County sheriff She was reared in Brtvkenridge and attended public schools there. After tiie death of her father, she moved to .\bilene with her mother in 1918. Dr. R. C. Pender, a Baptist minister, married Ruby Norton and Dr. Hollis at his home here May 28, 1922. Mrs. Holli.s was confirmed in the Heavenly Rest Episcoiial Church March 21. 19.17. She was active in its affairs and particul- There’ll be little campaigning Saturday. For the first time in several months the air w'ill lack its haze of charge and countercharge in one of the most contested governor’s races in Texas history. .Among the issues have been labor, race-ism, Republicanism. accusations of crime and captivity by “big business” and by “labor.” Candidates End Race In Vote-Heavy Cities Both Make Final Plea for Support Polio Strikes Late-Summer Blow in Texas Al’STIN (/Pv-Polio struck a surprising, late-summer blow, the On the eve of the election, here ^ hardest of the year, in Texas last are some statements by men on I week. Health officials reported 199 both sides of the fence—and in the new cases, 36 more than the pre-middle.    ; vious peak reached on July 31. Tommy N. Carswell, executive' a spokesman for the State secretary of the Taylor County Health Department said it was one Democratic Executive Committee- of the highest weeks in Texas polio “We had 642 voting in July at history, my box where I’m election judge | Heaviest incidence of new cases • College Heights) and I look for 1 the week ending Aug. 21 was in an increase. It seems from re-' Hidalgo and Nueces counties, in ports that have come from over | the Rio Grande Valley and Gulf arly interested in the work of the | the county that there will be an ■ coast areas, respectively. Hidalgo 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 Roswell; three sisters. Mrs. Eugene Curry, Fort Worth; Mrs. Henry Armstrung of Westbrook a'ld Mrs. Hugh Murray. Johivsville. Tex.; and two brothers. Wallace and Ed Norton, both of Brecken-ridge. Mrs. Hoilis was a sister-in-law of Ml'S. Bernard Hanks aivl Dr. and Mrs, L. W Hollis. Jr.. all of .Abilene, and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin House of Big Spring. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN 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 election. Every political race, precinct, county, district and state, from this part of Texas will be “covered” in the Sunday Reporter-News. Staff members of the newspapers and 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 A PC for 15 cents. Neighbors Oppose Rebuilding Grocery increase in the county also.” County reported 24 new polio pa-Both Eye Victory    tients; .Nueces County 20. R. .M, Wagstaff. campaign man-; Harris County (Houston), which ager for Gov. .Allan Shivers; , ha.s suffered more cases than any •T feel confident Gov. Bhivers other area of the state, recorded will be re-elected. If we have a! 15 the past week, heavy vote, his majority will be j “This is a little late to have considerable. If it is light, his eiec- j sych a high incidence," said L, E. tion will be closer”    j Bracy, director of health educaticm Joe Reynolds, president of the ’ fhr the State Health Department. Yarborough for Governor Club in • The experience curve on Texas Taylor County:    polio indicates the peak for the “I think the race wa.s over a year usually can be expected in week ago. Yarborough will win by late July. 40,000 votes, and that’s estimating | Following the previous high of It conservatively. Shivers is des-1163 for the week ending July 31. perate, and is resorting to every-1 case totals had run 152 and 160 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. thing. .A good indication here in .Abilene is some literature that was circulated Wednesday and Thursday by the ‘drop and run process.’ I would like to express my appreciation. and that of the Yarbor- prior to the big jump last week, A check of the reconls indicated the 199 cases the past week was the highest for any week except during 1952. which was the worst polio year this state has ever had. ough for Governor Club, for the i The all-time high is 286, set during fine work that has been dcMie in ^ the second week of July, 1952. all the precincts in Taylor County There were six other weeks that m behalf of Judge Yarborough. I    year that    exceeded    last    week’s think we have accomplished what    ’ mark, we set out to do. and that w as j elect a    governor for all the    peo-.11 Im #    1 ,    Po ice    Ha    t    Scouts In a ixxst-pnmary recap of un-    ■ official    totals, a 2(Vcounty    area    DiiHimm    AiiI around    Abilene gave Ralph    Var riOm rUlImQ    UUl lx)rough 3,3m votes over Gov. .Al-Ian Shivers. Taylor County sup-    ||a|||||»;|I ixiruxi the governor on July 24    ra||gll 436 votes. 4.783 to 4.347. Total for ^ the count,es-unofficial- w.,s 31,-1    Varborough    -    tor- 9« tor    Y.nrlx.rou*h, aixl    "O"'    P“'    ■” Gov, Shivers. downtown cars. Police Friday halted eight boys. ctHirav v,ae in the mfmbers of the Houston School Boy Scout Troop, from passing out Following are tabulations oí the county - by lust primary; City Ct»mmi.s.'-ii*n will refer to the Board of Adjustment a row over whether Lln\d Browne, owner. may rebuild a grocery .store building al 2842 South Uth St. The structure. ?x-cupie<l by RIack‘.s GrtK-ery Store, was partially destroyed by fire last December. It was at the corner of South nth and Matador Sts. I nder the Zoning Ordinance, Browne can receive a permit to rebuild if not more than 60 per cent of the building is destroyed. Nearly 20 pri>pcity owners attended Friday's t-ommi-ssion meeting to ask that the city deny Browne permission to put a business building there. N« Application Yet Browne hasn't appUeil to the building inspector for a permit, nor has he been denied a permit by the inspector He told a rejxirt-er Friday, however, that he plans to rebuild the .store as nearly as possible as it formerly existed. Commis.sioners dex'ukxi to get opinions in writing from some owners was filed with the ixxn-misMon Friday. asking that Browiie be denitd pemti.scion to rebuild. Opj.x>nenls of Uie rti>uilding stated in tlie metHing tliey believe the structure was destrt>yed to a percentage which would nmke rectw-struclion unlawful. They presented a written opinion See STORE, Pg. I-A, Col. S Coumy Shivers Varborough Borilen — . 198 1.59 Callahan .... .. imt 1.4.14 \ Coke ..... ... :xw .542 Coleman .... .. 1.969 1.672 I Eastland .... . 2.940 3.002 Fisher ....... 941 1,452 Haskell ..... .. I.2tt0 2.536 Howard ..... . . 2,m 3,225 Jones ....... ..2.008 2,141 Kent ... — .. 308 494 Knox ...... 1.006 1.250 ! .Mitchell ..... ..1.21s 1.64« ’•Nolan ...... .. 1.726 2.168 Hunnels .... ..1,379 83,5 1 Scurry . ... ..1.089 1,230 1 Shackeltord . ... 808 679 Stephens .... ..1.762 1,416 Stonewall ... ... 465 787 Taylor ------ ..4,783 4,347 Throckmorton .. 629 727 Total 28,567 31,944 •—Unofficial totals. Moneyhun On $1,000 Freed Bond A B •Red) Mtxieyhun, convicted here 15 times of bootlegging. was released from Taylor County jail Friday morning after his attorney, Theo .-\sh, posted a $1.000 txwd. Ash returned frtnn Austin building contractors as to what    .    .    .. percentage of Uie .structure was Thursday after presenting hi.s ap- de.stroytxi. They will turn over that information to the Board of Adjustment, rather than attempt to act on it themselves. City Ally. .Alex Bickley UM the commission that building ixninit •jvpeals don’t ixnm within its jurisdiction. He explained that a per.swi who wish«^ to build anything should first aindy to Uie building inspector tor a pertuit. If denied, the awilieant then may appeal to the Board of Adjustment. Should the Board of Adjustment deny a permit, an applicant then may file suit in court. The commission doesn’t even have the authority to hear appeals from actions of tlie Boaixl of Ad-ju.stment. Bickley said A petition signed by 32 property peal from a habeas corpus ruling here .Aug. 20. An order was issued by the Court of Criminal Appeals ordering Moneyhun released as six>n as he made $1.000 bond. The bond IS valid until the api>eals ! cxxirt can hear and rule on the habeas corpus appeal. District Judge J. R Black refused to order Moneyhun’s release here Aug. 20, when Ash brought the habeas ctn’pus pro-ceetiing in his court. He rultxl at that time that County Judge Reed Ingalsbe's March 6 order releasing Moneyhun ‘released before he had complHed serving a jail term for txxitlegging was illegtxl. Judge Ingabhe sentenced Moneyhun 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 ordered Moneyhun releasevl on condition 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-he’s order without issuance of a capias—order for arrest—Aug. 17. He then brought the habeas eorp-U.S proceedings, declaring that his arrest and confinen\ent was unlawful. Judge Black said that Miwey-hun’s original release from jail was unlawful and ordered that he serve the remaining 79 days of his original term, I’he bond jx^sted by Ash Friday was signed by Moneyhun and his two surtHies, M. T. Cornelius and H. A Newby, area. Capt. C. .A. Veteto said four of the boys were found on North Second St. and Cedar around 10 am. They were not in uniform. Police Chief C. Z. Hallmark said two complaints were received Thursday morning. There is a city ordinance w hich forbids placing literature in cars in either downtow-n or residential areas. Chief Hallmark said he had received no complaints Wednesday from pro-Shivers booklets scattered in cars over the city. Hallmark said in political campaigns. the pdice usually stay’ed out, until there were complaints made. Mrs. Burl Roach, secretary for the Yarborough club, said Scoutmaster Frank Rodrique* 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 Four-year-old Virginia Carlisle greets Governor Allen Shivers after he spoke in Waco during final week of campaign for re-election as governor. By CLAYTON HICKERSON Associated Press Staff Eleventh-hour appeals for support, along with last - minute charges and counter charges, poured Friday from the headquarters of Gov. Allan Shivers and his opponent, Ralph Yarborough. The two candidates spent the eve of election day—the D^ocrat-ic runoff primary—in Texas’ most vote-heavy cwnmunities. Shivers was in Houston. Yarbwough was in Dallas. The only other statewide runoff electicm pits Alfred M. Scott, 58-year-old Austin attorney, against Associate Justice Few Brewster, 65, of the State Supreme Court w'ho seeks reelectiwi, Brewster led in the first primary. The Si^reme Court race has been almost totally overshadowed by the Shivers-Yarborough brawl. Shivers Stops Heckler As the bitter campaign neared its end. the first reported heckling of the govemw occurred at Henderson where he addressed a crowd estimated by police at around 4,000. The short-lived heckling started when Shivers mentioned the “Port Arthur story," so-called by his faction. The governor asked the heckler to repeat his question but was greeted by silence. There was no more intenrtHHions except for applause. Yarborough appeared Thursday nigH befwe a crowd estimated by followers at around 6,000 at the portals of the historic Alamo mission in San Antonio. Yarborough, interrupted 18 times , by the enthusiastic crowd’s ap-; plause, saki Texans wbo voted for | him in the first primary have been j "insulted” by Shivers.    | The Austin attorney said Shivers tried to portray himself as a “hero of the Alamo” and to picture “my 645,000 supp<Mlers in the first primary as an alien army o( outsiders." Say* Actioa Theap’ “That was chea^," said Yarborough. “That was in bad taste. That was arrogant.” From the Henderson ball park. Shix'ers stood on a platfwrn over home plate and asked; "Will Texas Democrats stand by a governor who puts principle ; above politics when the interests j of Texas demand that choice?” ! "This is the showdown.” Shivers i declared pointing to Saturday’s i election. He predicted a "glorious victcwry" if the people get out and I vote. I Shivers whistle-stopped through an East Texas area that showed much friendliness f«»- Yarborough in the first primary. At Mexia, he toid his audience "a big switch" w as going (m Mnong Yarborough's supporters "because the people Out of the Rut WHITIXSVILLE. Mass. LfWohn Trinnier. 88. retir»! yesterday after 67 years of continuous work with the Whittinsvilie Spinning Ring Co. ÎHE WEATHER r. s. DEr.4«TWEXT OF OOMMKmCS WCATHEB Bt KE41* .4BILENK AN’t> VICIMTY ^ W»ir tmá lioi toda.v. lonixht, and Saturday. MasU mum tt-nt{»eraturt HoUi days M-KW d*. *r*^; tow tonight Tt dagrwM High and tow tamfwratura tar M hoiirt andad at 6 M a.m.: M and 75 dagr«««. NORTH CEXTR.AL TEX4.S Ctoar I* partb etondy thit aftarnoon, tonight and Saturday with faw laolatad aftarnoo« tti«»-derahowar*. WiLST TEXU» — Ctoar to partly ctowdy thta aftamonn. tonight and Saturday wRh wldaly arattarad aaamooo thondarftortsia. TE.WFEBATl BBS Thura, P M. M ......  1:»    ...... »7      S'tt    ...... *1    .. ........ i 30    ..... »7      4    W    ...... »7      5    M    ...... »   .. «»  . 9*      7»    ...... n* ............ 130    ...... •7      *    30    ...... «S    ,    W:SO    ...... 04    11    30 03    It:30 Rarnmatar    raadlag at    tt;3| pm    H.17. RaUmt    humidity at    11:30 pm    STfe. m A.M. n n n n m S3 «3 04 ACC Graduate To Speak; 75 Due Degrees Frank Van Dyke will speak on "Making a Life as Well as a Living” at commencement exercises in Mwris Stadium on the Abilene Christian College campus at 8 p. m. Van Dyke, head of the BWe De-t^rtmenl at Freed-Hardeman College. Henders<«i. Tenn,, is a member of the graduating class and will receive an M.A degree in Bk>le. He IS on a one-year leave of absence from Freed-Hardeman to complete his studies. He has been serving as minister of the South 12th and Chestnut Sts. Church of (Thrlst while in Abilene Eleven of the 75 candidates fbr degrees will receive masters degrees and 64 will be awarded bachelors No Baccalaureate service was scheduled for the sununer graduation exercises. RADIO, TV COOPERATE Election Bureou Set Up ot Paper A special election bureau to c<d-lect results from Taylor County voting boxes will be set up Saturday night by The .Abilene Re- Codet Head Named COLLGE ST.ATION, Tex, ufl-Jesse Frank Ford, lubhock. has been appointed cadet coiwiel of the Cadet Coi-ps at Texas A&M for the coming school year. He is a senior agronomy student. French in Uproar Over EDC Voting porter-News, KRBC-T\* and radio stations KWKC and KRBC. Election jwiges in the county’s viking precincte can repixt their returns to the newspaper, radio and TV with a single telephone call—to number 4-7271. The election bureau will be set up in the business office erf The Reporter-News. Representatives of the stations PARIS uA—President Rene Coty from a vacaticm today »-a, be in th. Raporter-News o(- F'rench National .Assembly takes up ratification of the European Defense Contmunity 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 reginte of Premier Pierre Mendes-France, The .Assembly was in session over Tunisian and Moroccan problems. but most of the di^tiet were talking abcwt EDC ai^ the government’s future, Cbty returned on the urging of fonner Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, a champion of EDC and bitter foe of the present government. Bidault urged that a full discussion be held on possible future policies before anything final is done to reject EDC. are received, they will be tele-irfKRied to the stations to be aired immediately. The newspapiMr and the stations have joined in this cooperative effort in the hope that it will spoid up the compilatioo of the vote and enable everyone to know softer the answer to the big question; woo? The managements believe, too, that the cooperation will be a benefit to elekicxi judges. Instead of telephoning all the news agencies. they can report to all with a tinile call to The Reporter-News, 4-7*71. Details of the cooperative plan wrert worked out by Manager A. C. Ettwr <rf KWKC. manager Bro Mingus of KRBC and executives of The Repoter-News. are afraid of a man who won’t tell the truth...” The Port Arthur strike situation, meanwhile, got more and more attention as the governor’s race approached the Saturday climax. Yartwrough told his San Antonio audience and television viewers that the strike had been going on 10 months and Shivers had not chosen to step it. He promised to bring about a settlement "fair and square to all within 20 days after becoming governor." Shivers told his East Texas audiences that "of course my opponent can end the Port Arthur strike bv surrendering to Local 1814 of the CIO.” “The Port Arthur people can end it that way themselves,” Shivers said, "and they’re afraid that's what my opponent will do.” “Port Arthur was the testing ground selected by a Communist-dominated union to try out a Communist-inspired plirf to paralyze Texas business and industry,” Shivers said ib Waco. Red Laws Cited "Yet my opponent says that cwnmunism is not an issue in Texas,” Yarborough said that Shivers either was ncrf enforcing the communist control laws or that the “Port Arthur story is a falsehood.” Not one Communist has been arrested, Yart>orough said. "When I am elected governor I will enforce all the laws of Texas, including the anti-Communist laws,” 38 Voting Boxes Lisled Voting places fc«r the secimd Democratic primary election Saturday will be the same as for the 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 ai^ electiim judges arc as follows: 1, Courthouse. Jess Blanton. 2, Butternut Fire Station, 0. J. Hamilton. 3, Alta Vista, Dan Gallagher. 4, Fair Park, D. R. DoRusha. 5, Scout Hdq., T. E. Brownlee. 6, Elmwood Fire Station, W. C. Chariton. 7, Gold Star Dorro, Bob Wylie. 8, Bowie School, James R. Neely, f, YMCA, Elgie Robbins. 10. WoodscNn School, R. W. Stafford. 11. .ACC Firt Statiim, James E. Freeman. 12. College Heights, T. N. Carswell. 13. Fannin School, Matt Casey, 14. North Park School, R. A. Collins. 15. McGlothlin Bam, E. B, Pre^wood. 16. Hamby Schod, N. H. Mitchell. 17. Legion Club, G. H. Blackburn. 18. Potosi School. Will Nesmith. 19. Wylie School, Mrs. Vadie Har-wick, 20. Caps Store tCaps-Abilene), W. A. Harber. 21. Tye-School (Tye - Abilene) Miss Jeff L. Siagner. 22. McCartney Himie iTye-Mer-kel), Walter McCartney. 23. Drummond Home (Caps-Mer-keD. Henry Drummond. 24. Welfare office, Merkel: Robert Hicks. 25. Williamson Hardware, Trent; G. L. Quattlebaum. 26. Mrs, Pat .Addison Home. Blair; Z. V. Moore. *7. Tabernacle, Butman. Jot Seymour. 2*. Brick store, View; B. E. Plowman. 29. Ohlhausen home, Iberis. G. F. Duncan. 30„ County barn. Buifalo Gap; Mrs. S. 0. Bowman. 31, First State Bank, Tuscola; R. E. Standard. 32. Old bank building. Ovalo; B. W Riddle. S3. County barn, Guion; E. H. Moody. 34. School. SiM^p; J. H. Christian. 35. Old bank bldg., Bradshaw; Billy McCasland. 86, City hall. Lawn; A. P. War-ford, 37, Rogers Schod. Jim Ned; J. C. JiHies. 38, Coffman hwne, Lisman; J. D. Coffman.Vote Your Choice - - But Co to the Polls Early ;