Abilene Reporter News, August 28, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 28, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1954, Abilene, Texas HOT fWje 0bfiew Importer "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 74 Auociated (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Islands Hit BylSOMPH Typhoon Wind MANILA howling Pacific typhoon raked the northern tip of the Philippines with winds up to 150 miles an hour today, blacking out communications and crippling at least one ship. The center of the great storm slammed into the Batanes and Ba- buyan Islands off the north end of Luzon. Only small fishing villages bore the full brunt of the typhoon, but wide areas of the Philippines and southern Formosa were braced for drenching rain and high winds. The storm was expected to churn into the China Sea later today, headed toward the Pratas Islands about 140 miles southeast of Hong Kong. The 4.593-ton Japanese tanker Eitsuei Mam radioed that it was unable to navigate because of the huge seas and high winds. The ves- sel reported its position as near Luzon Strait between the Babuyan and Batanes Islands. The Weather Bureau here said it lost contact the weather sta- tion at Basco in the Batanes group and villages in the center of the florin were isolated. i ______ Newly planted rice crops were I farm bill representing a major ad-1 "Now we have a program that Political Warpath Ends Today at Polls union and non-union blast away at each other when dispute over construction job at fair grounds in Memphis, Term., erupted into violence Thurs- day. Doctors work over worst wounded, John E. White, who caught a bullet in his lung. Runoff Voting Shows Increase wrecked and other property dam- age was reported in northern Lu- zon- Nobody knows how the second primary- election will turn out yet. but one thing sure is the turn-out of voters is way above last time. At least, by a.m. Satur- day, most election judges reported votes cast were ''considerably" heavier than in the first. Spot checks around town showed that voters were standing in line waiting for the polls to open at several places. W. C. Charlton. judge at the Elmwood West Fire Station voting box said that 143 people had voted at 10 a.m., compared to 93 at the same time in the first election, ministration measure! will encourage efficient production. By a.m. the count was President to Sign Farm Law Today DENVER Eisen-1 program he is signing into law i bower today signs into law a today, he said: Retired Farmer, Official's Father, Dies at Haskell HASKELL. Aug. 28 Thomas David Strickland. 78. re- tired farmer, died at his home here Saturday at a.m. follow- ing a long illness. He had been in failing health for several years and earlier in the summer had spent five weeks in Haskell Hospital in a serious condition. His son. David Strickland of Haskell, ns in the second primary run-off for county commissioner of He is the incumbent. The elder Strickland was born Dec. 11, 1875. in Louisiana, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Strickland. He married the former Man- E. Red at Riverside, San Jacinto County, oh Feb. 12. 1905. The family moved to Haskell County from Henderson in 1919. Mr. Strickland was a member of the First Methodist Church here and of the Masonic Lodge. Funeral will be held Monday at 3 p.m. in the First Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. .1. B. Thompson, officiating. Bur- ial will be in Willow Cemetery un- der direction of Holden's Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until an hour be- fore tlie services. Survivors include bis wife: six daughters, Mrs. Opal Williams. I Mrs. Ruth Doyal. and Mrs. Faye Abee. all of Walters. Okla., Mrs. Ruby Bass of Lawion. Okla.. Mrs. Louise Koonce of Dallas. Mrs. Ann LeComet of Fayctlcville, X. C.: two sous. David and Allen Strick- land, both of Haskell: three broth- ers. Clarence and Birdwell Strick- land of Henderson and Guy Strick- land of Tyier: two sisters. Mrs. Jeannie Hardy of Henderson and Mrs. Beulah Perkins of Conroe; and several grandchildren. he says will provide more food, make production more efficient and stabilize farm income. The President's vacation head- quarters announced his plans to sign legislation (probably before noon. MST> for which he fought perhaps more vigorously than he did for any other program he sub- mitted to the 83rd Congress. The measure, however, is something of a compromise on Eisenhower's request for broad powers to deal with farm price supports and accumulated food surpluses valued at many millions of dollars. In his nationwide radio-television addrftss last Monday on the record of the 83rd Congress. Eisenhower said that when he took office those surpluses had become "unmanage- able." and that under existing law they continued to grow "at an alarming rate." They were de- pressing farm market prices, he declared. Then, alluding to the stimulate production, stabilize farm income." and 1168. "We're running 50 ahead for the Both supporters and critics of first two hours." he said. "If that the President's controversial pro- posals generally agreed his suc- keeps up, we may have close to votes cast today." First pri- Although there have been no waiting lines since, the stream of voters has been he said. Total at a.m. was 134. On the northside, T. N. Cars- veil, judge at College Heights School, reported 370 votes cast at a.m. It was much heavier than last time, he said, and look- ed like the total might top the first primary's 642 by 100 votes. At North Park School. Judge R. A. Collins reported 138 votes at a.m. Total in the first was 426, he said. There had been no lines, aside from a handful of early birds. Hot Weather To Continue Abilene's long siege of hoi dry weather will continue this week end. The U. S. Weather Bureau here said Saturday morning that Ike's Popularity Said Facing Texas Test DALLAS. Tex. !S-Gov Allan fivers and his opponent for re- j election Ralph off today in a Democratic thg runoff primary hailed as an Eisen- highest temperature for election bower popularity test, day and Sunday would be near The vote was expected by many 100. to exceed the total cast The mercury has climbed to the July 24 primary in which or higher every day here since Aug. 2. For six days of that per- iod it has been 100 or over. Rainfall for the month of Au- gust thus far has been only slight- ly over half of normal, the Weath- er Bureau added. Total rain this month has been .52 inch, compared with the .97 inch normal for the same period, the bureau said. sign of rainfall was in the forecast for this week end. i Shivers led Yarborough by" Singer Haymes In New Trouble -Back Alimony SANTA MONICA. Calif, (ffl Crooner Dick Haymes faces a five- day jail sentence if he returns to California. Now living on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe with his current wife, actress Rita Haywonh. Haymes yesterday was ordered jailed in contempt of court for failing to appear on a charge that he was in arrears in alimony payments to one of his three for- mer wives, actress Joanne Dru. The singer also is sought on a bench warrant on contention he is in default of monthly pay- ments to another former wife. No- ra Eddington Haymes. In recent months Haymes also has been lighting a federal de- portation order. He was born in Argentina. The government asserts he failed to get permission when he reentered the country a year ago after a visit to Honolulu to see Miss Hayworth. Such permis- sion is required of neutral aliens. Earth Looks Round From 17 Miles Up Ohio Trees turn record altitudes areas of the earth olive drab and dry grass looks like straw from 17 miles up, says the man who flew higher in the sky than any other human. And the earth really looks round up there, observes Maj. Arthur Murray, the 33-yenr-old Pcnnsyl- vanian who started his military ca- reer on a horse nnd recently broke the world's altitude record. Colors on enrth "seemed to start changing." its roundness showed clearly and the sun was "so much brighter it was almost blinding." he told a press conference yes- terday. The conference followed an Air Force announcement the veteran combat nnd test pilot was the man who took a Bell XIA rocket-pow- ered experimental aircraft to new heights. Air Force Secretary Harold E. Talbott announced the record last Saturday but withheld announce- ment of tho pilot's name until yes- terday. Exact date of the record- breaking flights, nobody is saying which nnd the exact altitude still arc Air Force se- crets. But informed observers specu- lute the now record must he in the neighborhood of feet. Tho former record, set Aug. 21, 1953, by Marine Corps U. Col. Marion Cnrl in a Douglas Sky- rocket D5SII-1I, was feet. Hnj. Murray said as lit wool to covered with dry grass turned bright straw colors. And the greens ot looked olive drab. But the brightness was the most notable experience. Early in a ser- ies of "about 10" high altitude flights the sun was so bright was not able to read the data pad fastened to my knee." the major noted. On later flights thif situation was improved by using data pads printed on dark backgrounds. "The flight was of great value." he declared. "It enabled us to col- lect data not available before." While not permitted to talk of equipment, Maj. Murray said the plane ran into problems not pre- viously encountered or expected. He hinted control was difficult in the thin air of high altitudes. The XIA is a bullet-like craft capable of a m.p.h. speed of at least The major has been doing his experimental flying at Edwards Air Force Base in California. He is in Dayton as projects officer for the National Aircraft Show Sept. 4-6. A native of Cresson, Pa., he rode horses in the Cavalry ns an enlist- ed rnnn in He shifted to the Air Force during World War II nnd (lew 50 combat missions in North Africa. Maj. Murray Is mar- ried and the children father of four cess marked the biggest and hard- j mary totd] was 53! est-fought administration victory in the recent session of Congress. Many politicians believe that the omnibus farm the direction and pattern of 20 years of government de- cide party control of Congress dur- ing this campaign year when all House members and more than one third of the Senate face re- election. In general, the 1954 farm act gives Secretary of Agriculture Ben- son authority to move government i farm price supports up or down. It also provides new methods for disposal of more than she bil-j lion dollars worth of farm sur-j pluses that may bulge to near 101. n Jl t billions before the year ends A sixth basic crop, tobacco, re-1 tains 90 per cent support as long COLOHADO crry> Aug Story was the.same at Alta Vis- ta School and Gold Star Dormi- j tory boxes on the southside of town. j Alta Vista Judge Dan Gallagher predicted 850 votes in his box, compared to 645 in the first. Bob Wylie. judge at Gold Star Dorm, said that about 20 people were waiting outside the polls when the doors opened at 8 a.m. Air Crash Kills 24 In South Dakota Funeral Sunday For C-Cilian Killed as farmers continue to approve strict controls over planting and marketing enforced by heavy pen- alties. A most satisfactory victory for Benson and the administration was congressional backing for his move slashing dairy price supports one- sixth from 90 to 75 per cent of parity last April 1. This action came after a billion dollars worth of perishable butter, cheese and dried milk went into government storage in- stead of into consumption. In winning its plea for flexible and lower supports, the adminis- tration had to reverse the powerful agriculture committees of the Sen- ate and House, as well as a House vote to raise dairy supports to SO per cent of parity Sept. 1. Aiding in this long battle were decisions of Congress in 1948 and 1949 to establish flexible price sup- ports on farm commodities at be- tween 75 and 90 per cent of parity. arrangements for William Hurt Morgan, 64-year-old retired farmer, will be announced later by Kiker and Son Funeral Home here. Services will be Sun- Day. Morgan was struck and RAPID CITY, S. D. more bodies were recovered early today bringing the death toll to 24 in the shattering, flaming crash of a huge B3S bomber on its way to a landing at the Ellsworth Air Force Base near here last night. The public information office said the three other crewmen aboard the smashed ship were in "very critical" condition at the base hospital. Bodies of the dead, badly torn and burned, were brought to a Rapid City mortuary. Roaring flames from the ship's outsized fuel tanks kept searchers and firemen from the fuselage sec- tion of the broken ship for hours. Firemen from the base doused numerous brush and grass fires flames light up the sky immediate- ly and drove to the scene- Fierce flames were sweeping the wreckage by the time they reached it. They said pieces of the ship were scattered over a wide area. Swallow also said there were a number of explosions, apparently of fuel tanks and ammunition. The plane had been on a routine train- ing flight out of the Ellsworth Base, which is 13 miles west of Rapid City. The crash occurred about p.m. EST. Names of all victims were being withheld pending notification next of kin. votes. One of the bitterest political campaigns in the memory vet- eran observers ended last night with the candidates plugging where the votes were heaviest. Each pre- dicted victory. Yarborough was in Dallas, re- puted Shivers stronghold. Shivers THE WEATHER IT. S- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Clear to party cloudy and hot this afternoon, to- night and Sunday. High temperature both days near 100, low tonight 77. NORTH CENTRAL and WEST TEXAS- Clear to partly this afternoon, to- night and Sunday with a few isolated af- ternoon and evening thnndershovvers. Not much change in temperatures, EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL Partly cloudy-with scattered showers aact thundershowers tonight and the coast this after- scattered afternoon and evening thnnder- siiowers in interior. Not mccii. change in temperatures. Gentle to moderate TEMPERATUKE5 Frl F.H. Sat. A.M. 95 SI 37 81 97 BO 97 56 .....____ 96 75 93 90 53 B5 S3 S3 High and" tow temperatures for 24 hours ended at ajn.: 99 32C 76. Sunset last night p-m. Sunrise to- of I day a-m. Sonset toniaht pan. Barometer reading at a.m.: 23.29. Relative humidity at ajn.: Friday at p. m. as he wss walking down the center of U. S. I Highway 80 toward Colorado City TV a mile to the west, witnesses said. the wreckage set in the area. The plane, largest of the nation's killed I propeller driven bombers, took off from the base yesterday on what was to have been a routine train- ing flight. The wreckage was scattered EDC Friends Trying To Block Early Vote Charles Phenix. 27. of Colorado i widely over a quarter mile area. City, driver of the car which struck one officer reported. He described him. said that he didn't see Mor- gan in time to avoid hitting him. "He was wearing a dark suit the weather as "perfect" at the time the ship was to have landed. Officers said the plane appar- Actually this law never was all lowed to operate because Congress continually extended the rigid 90 per cent supports. Most farm state lawmakers re- alize that unless they produced a satisfactory bill. President Eisen- hower would veto it. That would have brought the I94S-49 acts into ArwiroHnn with pvpn lower stlDDOrt snd I didn't see him until I was i ently struck a small hill as it ap- right on him." Phenix stated. The Poached the lengthy runway and car struck Morgan from behind. Only a few seconds earlier. L. Fouse. 30. of Westbrook had passed Morgan and pulled over to the side of the road. "I thought maybe something was the matter with him, and I was going to try to get him off the Fouse explained. Morgan, a resident of Mitchell County since 1909, had attended the county pioneers' reunion ear- lier in the day. Survivors include a brother, R. B. Morgan of Colorado City, and his step-mother. Mrs. Sallie Mor- operation with even lower support j levels than tr.e new act provides. At first, the President and Benson pressed for the 75-90 flexible range on the five basic crops. But when the House approved a compromise of for only next year, the President was satisfied. On dairy supports, the Senate extended authority to retain the reduced 75 per cent levels, elimi- District Court To Open Sept. 1 The civil docket will be set Sept. 7. the opening date of an eight- week term of 42nd District Court here. Judge J. R. Black said Fri- day. nating increases voted by the i Grand jury deliberation on House and the Senate Agriculture complaints will begin the same Committees. hewy schedule awaits the grand jury as well as the district was burst apart and fired within seconds. It came down about a mile and a half from the base on the ranch of Alfred Swallow located about 13 miles west of this south- western South Dakota City of 25.000. Swallow and his son. Harold, said they were about to retire when they felt a "concussion which shook the ground." They saw By HARVEY HUDSON- PARIS tf> France's National Assembly begins its long-heralded debate today on the explosive Eu- ropean Defense Community issue. But EDC supporters were striving to delay the vote they fear will kill off the treaty. five countries. But the pro-EDC elements claim the Premier de- manded changes that were too drastic and-that he showed no will- ingness to meet the views of the other nations. Talks between this group of treaty supporters and political court. Black said. But it accepted a number of House dairy provisions intended to boost consumption and aid the dairy industry. These include spending of 501 million dollars a year until June! 30, 1956. to increase milk consump-: lion by school children: giving! butter and cheese surpluses to the i armed forces and Veterans' Ad- ministration; and provision of 15 million a year to speed up eradica- tion of the cattle disease brucel- losis. One novel administration propos- al for dealing with surpluses won easy congressional acceptance. U is a 2li billion dollar "set aside" of surplus wheat, cotton and dairy I John Brooks of Brooks Oil Co.. products from crops of this and Onyx distributor in Abilene, said prior years. Mrs. John J. Perry, Sweeiwater, Dies SWEETWATEK. Aug. 28 Mrs. John J. Perry died Saturday morn- ing at in Sweetwater Hospital. She had been ill about a month. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday in First Methodist Church. Mrs. Perry was a past president of the Texas Federation of Wo- men's Club and was active in the General Federation of Women's Club work. Survivors include her husband and a son, Jsck. two sisters, Mrs. Tom S. Flack and Janice D. Reese, and a brother. J. N. Dulaney. was in Houston, where Yarborough expected a hugh union vote. Issue of Loyalty Party loyalty was a major issue in the campaign which grew hotter with the injection of such issues as racial segregation in public schools, support of the CIO Politi- cal Action Committee, support of the National Assn. for the Ad- vancement of Colored People, and a laiiti deal in which Shivers made a profit of Shivers campaigned for Repub- lican Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952, taking the state party organ- ization with him, and carrying Texas for the GOP for the second time since reconstruction days fol- lowing the Civil War. But Yarborough said Shivers promised House Minority Leader Sam Raybum, the Democratic con- vention's chairman, that he would return to Texas and support the Democratic nominee. Eaybum and other Democratic leaders concur- red with the Yarborough conten- tion. Shivers said his profit of S425.909 on a Eio Grande land deal was in the American tradition. "There's nothing wrong with a man making he said of the'1946 deal. Denies Charge Yarborough denied Shivers' charges that the CIO-PAC, the NAACP and the Americans for Democratic Action quarterbacked his campaign and fed it financial- ly. He said Sbivers insulted the: Texans who voted- for Yarborough in the first primary, by calling mem Meanwhile, State Atty. Gen. Joha Beli Shepperd said he would ask that ballots in Duval County of South Boss George B. impound- ed. Both candidates accused the other of making deals with Parr for his support. Shivers whipped Yarborough de- cisively, by more than votes, hi the 1952 election before he led the state party organization in its backing of Eisenhower. Race of Judges In the only other statewide race, Associate Justice Few Brewster of the State Supreme Court faces Alfred M.Scott of Austin. Two congressional seats are also involved. Wallace Savage, a Shiv- ers supporter, is opposed by Liber- al Leslie Hackler at Dallas. Two state senators. John Bell of Cuero and William Shireman of Corpus Christi, are vying in the other. la z a.m. meeting of about As the showdown hour ap-1 friends of Meades-France went on preached there was much uncer- j for hours yesterday but no decision tainty whether Premier Pierre i was reached. Finally the discus- Mendes-France would be able to j sions were broken off for the night j 250 precinct workers in Dallas, slay in office amid the buffeting I after the Premier asked to think from opponents and supporters of it over until morning, the treaty. I Among those maneuvering for A powerful movement arose in j more time and modifications in the the Assembly which was scheduled to begin debate formalities today with a report on the project by Jules Moch of the Foreign Affairs Committee who is expected to urge it' rejection. After Moch and other committee members make their reports Men- des-France may take the floor to outline his position. At this point a move to postpone the debate may be brought up. Highly placed in- 'formants say the government treaty are former Premiers Rene Mayer. Paul Reynaud and Robert Schuman. The other five nations had three be willing to accept a might delay. Mendes-France tried his hand at modifying the pact last week in Brussels but he ran into a stone main o b j e c t i o ns to Mendes- I France's proposals: 1. They watered down the supra- national characteristics of the treaty. 2. They discriminated against 3. Many of them would require re-ratification by the parliaments of the nations which already had ratified. Yarborough attacked Texas papers. He saie only four of the more than 100 daily newspapers in the state supportee him. "The others slanted their news and editorials as as you can get." he said. "More than 300 of the some 550 weekly newsapers were guilty of the same thing." After the Dallas meeting Yar- borough flew to Austin to vote in his home box ane planned to fry on to San Antonio to continue his personal campaigning until the polls close. He planed to return to Austin Saturday night to hear the returns. Shivers drove !o his farm home at Woodville Friday night to'rest while awaiting the voters' decision Independents Hike Gasoline Prices At least two companies posted. Jack Levering, executive vice higher gasoline prices in Abilene i president of Onyx Refining Co., Saturday morning, and their of-! nis.firm ,was. initiating higher ficials believed other independents would follow suit during the day. That surplus must move outside normal trade or market channels without disrupting them, for such as foreign and domestic relief, barter, or experimental purposes. Another novel provision will set up special production or incentive payments for the lagging domestic wool industry. Under it wool pro- ducers will be encouraged to mar- ket their product and then receive the special payment determined by Ux prices in order to help stabilize the industry. "This wide price cutting." he said, "has taken place through- j out the industry in West Texas and Wost Central Abi- lene. Big Spring, Lnbbock. Wichi- ta Falls. Midland. Fort Worth and South 14th St. across the street j elsewhere. from McMurry College, where tho j "This could be a stepping stone all his stations this morning posted 23.9 for regular and 25.9 for prem- ium. One of his stations is on gas price war tins been centered. Clyde McDuffee, manager of Reed Oil Co. at 2302 South 14th St.. said his company posted the same price schedule this morning, This was the first reversal in drastic price slashing which had brought gas as rffular 3 low ns 19.9 for iff fmnmium, to crude oil price cuts if it were not stopped. The low gasoline prices here were uneconomic. We want lo help preclude any possi- j bility of anyone vising the price war on refined products as an ex- cuse to cut the price of crude. We hope this will restore a sound wall of opposition from the other they would not admit they are engaged, singing star Eddie Fisher and screen star Deb- bie Reynolds, supply evidence of romance with cheek-to- cheek pose as Debbie arrived in New York Friday by' plane from Lo< The resolution prepared yester-jon bld for reelection. He was day by the pro-EDC group seemed cheerful and confident. He voted side-step these controversial absentee in Port Arthur several days ago. First reports of the voting told of crowded polling places. Several precincts in Dallas re- ported lines of voters waiting for the polls to open at 7 a.m. Three precincts reported heavier voting the first hour than in the July primary. Telephone Workers Yoiing on Strike ST. LOUIS W officials say the 31.000 employes of South- western Bell Telephone Co. who are represented by the CIO Com- munication Workers of America are voting 6 to 1 to strike if nec- essary in the current eontratt ne- gotiations. Frank n. Lonergan, assistant di- rector of the union's district 6, said last night most of the strike ballots mailed to union members were in. He would not disclose the number, but said the margin for a strike if needed was 6 to 1. Negotiations were to resume to- day to to permit the company to study a union counterproposal on wages. The contract expires at midnight Sunday but continues In effect past that date until one side a Xkty of ;