Abilene Reporter News, August 30, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 30, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas tsrV. m ìHSì . «VDa v& V iy$tlCJisb££i AIR RASE CHAPEL—Trusses for the Abilene Air Force Base Chapel are reaching upward in the north central portion of the base. Quisle Construction Co. of Fort Worth began construction on June 14. and expects io complete work in November. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) Ike Is Pleased By Voting but Mitchell Isn't DALLAS AV- President Eisen hower is “highly pleased’’ at the re-election of Texas Gov. Allan Shivers, a conservative Democrat who supported Republican Eisenhower in the 1952 presidential elec- j tion. Democratic National Chairman j Stephen Mitchell says he does not consider Shivers’ victory an indication of any national trend or of “anything about Eisenhower.” Shivers rode a record Texas primary vote Saturday to victory over Austin Atty. Ralph Yarborough, who was backed by liberal Texas Democrats. It was a runotf election in which Shivers won an unprecedented — in Texas — third elective two-year term and Yarborough failed a sec-1 ond straight time to unseat him. Lead of 93.000 The latest tabulation of the Texas Election Bureau, an unofficial vote-counting agency, showed Shivers had a lead of 93,240 votes— j 771,569 for Shivers to 678,329 for Yarborough. The election was viewed by many as a test of Eisenhower popularity. Shivers said he staked his political life to helping swing normally Democratic Texas to Eisenhower in 1952. He said he did it because Adlai Stevenson, Democratic presidential candidate, would have vetoed a bill affirming Texas’ ownership of oil-rich tidelands. Yarborough charged Shivers betrayed the Democratic party by backing Eisenhower. Eisenhower relayed to newsmen at his Denver vacation headquarters yesterday a statement that he is “highly pleased” by Shivers' victory. He made no mention of Shivers’ 1952 support but said through Press Secretary James Hagerty, French Put Off EDC Vote Again PLANE BARRELS’ TO LOW-SPEED RECORD—Idling along at 11 miles pe i iiuui', me 2 to - ton Custer Channel Wing 5 moseys above Oxnard, Calif., airport during tests. Inboard section of the plane’s wing is bent like a half barrel, with engines mounted in the curved space. Its inventor, William R. Custer, says the engines pull air yirough throats of the half-barrels, creating a vacuum which sucks the plane aloft. The ship is said to have a high rate of clitnb, and to require as little as 200 feet of take-off space. Legion, With Wives, Takes Over Capital Top Reserve No. 1 Item, Ike Declares By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON m — The Ameri-“The President has long admired can bepjon took over the nation's j wark against communism will be Gov. Shivers as a public servant,” Called by President WASHINGTON — President \ “Now, at long last, we must Eisenhower told the American Le- j build such a reserve. And we must gion today that creation of a mighty military reserve as a bul- maintain it. Wishful thinking and political timidity must no longer Second Air Base Job Nears Completion; $6 Million Spent capital today with bands blaring “a No. 1 item” on his 1954 legisla-and whistles shrilling through the tive program. The 47-year-old Shivers, resting ! bunting-decked streets.    j    have    failed miserably to at his farm home near Woodville President Eisenhower flew back majntain that strong, ready mili-in East Texas, received a tele-j *rom vv°rking vacation in Cok>- tary reserve in which we have be-phone call from Elsenhower yes- ra<*° *° launch this 36th na- ijeveci for 150 years,” the Presi-terday but did not disclose what ^ <>nal convention of the world s was said. *    .    largest veterans «organization with In Washington, Mitchell refused : a noon address, to read anv national significance A member himself oi the Abi-into Shivers’ re-election. He com- !lenc* Kan * leSion V°*{- Eisenhower mented on a TV-radio show that sent an advance message of wel-he doesn’t think it “indicated any- come to the veterans yesterday. Supporters Seek Talks On Revision PARIS Jt—The French National Assembly today interrupted debate on the European Army Treaty today after one of its supporters insisted on an immediate call for new negotiations to change the rcaty. This move by the group in favor f the European Defense Commu-aity Pact immediately brought a counter move by the opponents to siiut off the debate and bury EDC without further talk. The morning session of the Assembly was devoted exclusively to the questions of procedure. None of the approximately 60 orators wanting to talk about the treaty itself had a chance to speak. Under parliamentary rules, a decision on these motions must take precedence over the rest of the debate. A truce was reached yesterday and both supporters and adherents of EDC agreed to withdraw their opposing motions to permit the general talks to proceed. This morning, the pro-EDC group had a change of heart and the resolution calling for new talks with the other five EDC nationj was reinstated. So was the anti« EDC motion. Both Sides Working Parliamentary experts were trying to figure out a solution. Both dent declared in a speech prepared for delivery at the legion's annual convention. By W ARREN BURKETT Completion of the .second major contract at Xbilcnc \«r Fence Basils expected this week as actual expenditures at the base neared the $6 million mark. The primary electrical distribution system, contracted to Guth-r.e Electric Co., was reported 99 per cei $77,495 comple Lt. Col Force t complete last week. The contract is expected to be ed this week, according to Jack Brown, Eighth Air uuson officer here Previously completed was the V. gas ami jet fuel storage—by Gerald Mora Construction Co. This project was accepted by the Corps of Engineers Aug. 18—seven days ahead of schedule. Money actually spent at the air base totals $5,950.655.05. figures in the Corps of Engineers office here show. Under contract are expenditures totaling $14.269,527 at the $70-mil* lion base. 3 Big Jobs To Start on be Advertising is underway three more major projects. Bids on a huge apron will opened Sept 9 Bids on a warehouse containing 44.800 square feet will be opened Sept. 14. “Well do I know of your staunch dedication to ‘Americanism,’ in the time-honored, oroud usage of the thing about Eisenhower.” Mitchell said he doesn’t consider the outcome an indication of any national trend but only “that the Republican party doesn't amoun) to anything in Texas.” Sewed I p With the« victory, it was fek certain Sltivers sewed up continued The other project includes five conservative control of state party °Penin2 oi four-day con-asrmen’s dormitories and    two com-, machinery- and would be in the    ven&oii, toe tir>i ever    *ie!-d    here bination mess halls and    admims-    saddle at the Sept. 14 State Dem-i^e    number ls expected to    swell tration buildings. Bids on them ocratic Convention. The convention    before    its    over, are to be opened Sept.    15. They    will control Texas’ delegation to    p    was the youngsters    wao    made the 1956 Democratic National Con-    °* lnt? no^se>    rifles vvcrd." he sani. Something like 25,000 legionnaires and members of their families — more than ever before, the delegates brought wives and children — thronged Washington for Bell Workers Sign New Pact bar a program so absolutely essential to our defense.” Then he said: No Unfair Burdens “Establishment of an adequate factions were working to line up reserve — an objective for which j votes for their side, the American Legion and other pa- j The motion submitted by Alfred triotic organizations have vainly Chupin of the small Union of Dem* fought for a generation — will be ocratic and Socialist Resistance, a No. 1 item submitted to the Con- says that there is reason “to ingress next year.”    j vite the government to follow up In his speech to fellow legion- j its efforts, prior to the vote on the ST. LOUS .4*—The Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. signed a new contract today with the CIO Communications Workers. naires, many of whom served under him as supreme commander in Europe during World War II, the chief executive promised: "This reserve will not unfairly burden men who have already served. This administration will see to that.” The President said that for a treaty, for an agreement among the signing nations on the basis of the project of protocol submitted by France at Brussels and to renew with Germany the negotiations of the Saar.” It proposed resuming the debate Sept 21. Opening the treaty debate yesterday. Mendes-France maintamed century and a half the United his on-the-fence attitude regarding cover- States has prided itself "on its re- HE'S 'GLAD' Batchelor's Trial Opens at Ft. Sam SAX ANTONIO, Tex. - The general court martial trial of a Texas soldier charged w ith collaborating with the enemy opened at Ft. Sam Houston iiere today The soldier, Cpl. Ciaude Batchelor, came into the room smiling He fold a reporter, "I m glad to get it over with.” He was in the uniform hr wore as a member of the First Cavalry and looked sturdier than he did when he left the Far Fast earlier this year. One oi his attorneys said in an Interview he would claim that the Army “promised Batchelor immunity and then went hack on its promise ” The attorney. Joel Westbrook ot San Antonio, said Batchelor “is eager to clear himself with the American people ” Batchelor, 22, of Hermit, Tex , is charged with collaborating with the enemy and informing on his buddies during his 31 months as a prisoner ot war in North Korea. He was <>ne of 23 American prisoners who decided to stay with the Communists after the Korean ar- patriated The Army has maintained that no immunity was promised for actions of the prisoners while they j w ere in North Korean prison j camps Westbrook said in an interview yesterday that some of Batchelor's fellow captives in a Korean prison j camp will testify in his behalf. He I are similar in construction to the seven dormitories and two administrai ion-me&s buildings, now under construction by A, J Rife Construction Co at a contract cost of $1.930.104. August’s progress report for Abilene Air Force Base was released this week Third contract nearest completion is the Doerfler Construction Co, work on the sanitary sewer system. Work on the sewers is 87 per cent completed. Following are other jobs in progress and their status: Runway, apron and taxiways— Texas Raulithic Co.. 77 5 per cent completed. Dorms: 40 Per Cent Seven men’s dormitories and vent ion. AF Probing B36 Crashes EL PASO, Tex iB — The Air Force has sent crack investigating teams from flight safety headquarters to help probe crashes of two mistice But he changed his mind j kian* R36 bombers within 24 hours and came back to the Allied side that toft dead and 18 injured, last Jan. 1    One    of the 10-engine planes, try* The only other American ot the    to ,am1 l»ut crippled by apar- 23 who came back was Cpl,* Ed-    P«wor failure, smacked into an ward S. Dickenson of Big Stone ! open Patoh ^ar * *>*8 housing pro-Gap, Ya He was convicted by a on the F,1 Paso outskirts Satur* court - martial la.-t Mav 4 on I day night, li disintegrated into a charges simCar to those brought 1 fiery, exploding heap tine crew* against Batchelor of the other 21, ¡man was killed and 15 injured, one has been reported dead by the t he night* before, 24 crewmen 4 hi nose Reds    died    and three were critically hurt Westbrook said Batchelor and I when another B38 crashed at Rap-the other Americans were prom-! id City, S.D., while approaching said they "are coming here    to tes-    too mess and administration tify that Cpl. Batchelor interceded    j    buildings—R E. McKee Construe-    . with the Communists to    better    tion Co * 405 cent completed. u-^, their living conditions They will Water and gas hnes-Emx Con-j tell how he helped them and how . struct ion Co . 79.7 per cent com- j he sat up all night with sick j pletpd- prisoners.”    ¡    Primary    roads—H. B. Zachry — ■ —   —------ —    j    Co., 57.1 per cent complete. General purpose warehouse— j Robert E. McKee Co., 13.9 per cent completed. Hospital and hospital heating , plant—McKee, .7 per cent. Grid duel system—Embry Electric Co., 54.3 per cent. Strong Winds Batter Stale By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -Hit-and-run storms that killed a teen-age golfer at Dallas and battered Ennis with damaging 80 mph wind gusts were exptvted to develop again Monday in Central and East Texas and possibly the Panhandle, A violent storm with hail, rain, high winds and flashing lightning struck Ennis. 35 miles south of Dallas, Sunday. Other afternoon hit the Dallas area and Woodville, where Gov. Allan Shivers is resting following his re-election. Lightning killed Bill Maloney. 16. of Dallas as he played golf at the Dallas Athletic Club course Two other men in his foursome were flattened and stunned. The thunderstorm at Ennis wrecked many farm outbuildings, ripped branches from trees and blew out plate glass windows. Some 250 telephones were out of crackling in a firing squad contest within sight of the White House, and with drums rolling and bugles blasting in other competitions on all sides. Some of their elders did a little whooping it up. Cowbells clanged in hotel lobbies. Picturesque mo* tor-locomotives of the 40 and 8. the legion's fun - making offshoot, beeped and tootled Mainly, though, the convention got off to a comparatively orderly start. National officials ruled out any sort of rowdyism. Adm. Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ami Francis Cardinal Spellman, New York, were invited to speak following Eisenhower's address at today's opening session. Then, afier tomorrow's monster parade with its expected 75,000 marchers, the convention is scheduled to deal with a number of resolutions concerning defense, veterans’ care and other matters. Seaborn P. Collins of Las fu&al to maintain large standing military forces. Relied on Civilians "We have relied, instead, upon the civilian soldier. But we have done so without being fair either ing 51.000 employes in six states, alter an all-night negotiating session. The contract for one year gave wage increases ranging from $1 to $2 50 a week. The present wage    _    ,    _    , scale ranges from $35 to $98 a t0 the private citizen or to the se- lenge w ith an urgent plea for adop-week    ‘    '    curitv    of    the    nation.”    j    tion of the treaty. With 69 more The settlement w as reached in He went into no detail about the speakers to be heard from, the de-in a closing negotiating session nature of the military reserve he bate is expected to last at least the European Defense Community Pact big he choked off several attempts to stall discussion and cleared the way for the pro-EDC faction to have its say. Former Premier Rene Mayer was the first to accept tl« chal- which began at 10 a.m.    yesterday    wants to buiki.    He    made no men- and continued    through    the night,    tion of the plan    for    a powerful re- : lasting nearly    24 hours.    The con-    serve outlined a    few weeks ago by • tract runs to    midnight    Aug. 29.    John Hannah, 1955. Although the old contract expired at midnight, both sides had agreed to continue it until one party or the other gave notice of terminating it. Neither side had done that. Employes in 14 towns were awarded higher wages by reclassification of the towns in a higher salary brackets. Some changes were also made in working condi then assistant secretary of defense in charge of manpower and now returned to the Presidency of Michigan State College. That plan called for every’ able until Wednesday. There appeared some chance that before voting to ratify or reject the treaty, the Assembly would ask Mendes-France to seek new concessions from the other five prospective members of the I alliance — Italy, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Lux* bodied young man to put in a mil-} embourg. Mendes-France failed to itary service stint and then join get the changes he wanted in his the reserve. The White House said talks with the other five foreign at the time the program Hannah ministers at Brussels earlier this set forth as a plan to    thwart any    month. Soviet aggression was    under con-    In his three-hour speech    yester- s¡deration by the National Security day he still refused to take a stand tions and a few job titles were1 Council but* that no final decision for or against the treaty. But he changed    under    the    new    contract,    had been reached on    whether to    warned that West Germany    cannot The    towns    reclassified    included    submit H to Congress in that form,    be denied sovereignty Corpus Christi. Big Spring. Mona- Eisenhower interrupted his Col-} longer, bans and Plainview in Texas, and orado vacation tor 24 hours to fly Sand Springs. Okla.    j    back to Washington to address the A company spokesman said it legion. In his address he also gave much Base Chapel—Quisle Construe j tion Co.. 23 4 per cent completed commission for a short tune Elec-Hydranl refueling system-Luf-. trkity o*f temporarily, and kin Construction Co., 6.7 per cent j that foived a shutdown of city wa- complete    ;u,r- $600.000    ground storage tank—    Nl> one    was injured at    Ennis, Lufkin, 2    per cent completed,    i    a,ui **> tornado funnel was    report- 2 noQ's    j    ed. Ram    totaled 8 inch. Two bachelor’s officers quarters    1    Monday    broke clear to    partly —Shiflet Construction Co . 2 7 per'cloudy over tin* *tate with Pan’ ” - “ j5“'1™    the    wase    raise    will    require    an    in-    winning    ratification    of    the    Europe- Connell as national commander    Un    *rmv    rvmieet    hv    that    nation crease in some customer rates. an army project o> umv oauuu. company ---   - N M . is slated * succeed Anhur »“ ** "•«    wheUwr    I    PTOd    ta    ^    ,’°l*    * J in Thursday's election. The legion won a victory over the weekend. Under steady pres-1 sure from the veterans’ organization, Chairman Philip Young of the Civil Service Commission reversed an earlier ruling and let government workers have a half-holiday j Tuesday so they can attend the parade. He said that if the EDC treaty is defeated, he will call the Assembly back to ratify the Bonn Accord, the companion pact to give the Germans virtually full control of their own affairs. cent complete. Maintenance hangar— R.Ie Construction Co., 6.6 per cent completed. Transmitter and Receiver building—Rife. 12.5 per cent. handle points reporting distant lightning. The V eather Bureau said unstable air in Central and East Texas and the Panhandle-combined with afternoon heat— would likely cause more storms TODAY'S MARKETS McCarthy Won't Call Any Witnesses in New Hearing WASHINGTON UP—Sen. McCar- j speaking tour, and for investita* Isions.” thy R-Wis said today he will call tions—1 can’t plan anything. j Flying back from Los Angeles to no defense w messes in the Scn-  „ 11   1 "..........  atc’s    new investigation of his con- NEW \ORK .iv—A slight tendon- juc. Vvhich will start here tomor-ey to decline was noted today in the stock market in early dealings ised immunity by the Army while they were in Indie n custody at ranmurflom. Korea, last winter. Westbrook said he will move for quashing the case on a complaint that the Army "went back on its promise,** But ilie Army has staled that it Ellsworth Air Force Base for a landing ¡11 “perfect” weather. This was the worst crackup in the history’ oi the world’s largest bomber valued at 34 million dollars The Air Force announced in Washington yesterday formal boards of inquiry in both smashup* promised the reluctant Americans j would bo helped by team» en rtndf from its flight safety headquarter* only that they would not be punished for remaining behind atter other Allied captives had beat a*- at Notion AKB, han Bernardino. Motor pool building—Rife, 6.2! to oil up per cent complete. Crash and structural fire sta 1 Uon—contracted to former Guber j notorial Candidate J J, Holmes of Austin, 6.2 per cent complete ! Two jobs art' pending. One is j the awarding of the eommunica* 1 tions building contract A. J. Rife Ls toe apparent low bidder with ; $76.806, The other is the order j from the Corps of Engineers for H, B. Zachry to begin work on the runway lighting system. He has the contract for $53,U6, but no tfttar 4# THE WEATHER l, S, DEFABTMKNT Of < OMWt KCE Wf VTHF* »rWKVI ABtLKNK VM> VIC1NITV ~ F»rU> i"k>ud> and Hot Mon4n>    ton    (flu «nd Tu«wta> M>Kh t*«nper*tur* Ykhs Saj* S#    Lon MottdlO nljihl TV NORTH CKV1KU an,! WEST TEXAS Clear tv> parth ,!*>«<!> OwahsjsS TuoaAay. a fen iaolatod thunder *!»,>« era SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS - Ckar to partly cloudy thnnigh Tueuday Maxlmunt totrpoi MMtt for 54 hour» wkI at 6» am; «7. With tew exceptions, stocks held j their losses well    under a    point, j Gains were small. rORT WORtH fxiRT WORTH r    Cattk Savhc    culvv« j t.TiV. vattk (tMPklji    skm caw*    tu ; nnuitly .'■** k'«nr. sr»>,k<-: s    1«    UANlfe Aloud    and «•hour    ttaushtrr «tooo IS.SO*    | iX2.il:    utility    and    «eatmecau 12«m:    50;    ; uttitts and    «pen«    IJ»>M M>. | and vhouo alaufMer cahos tSdd-1* so.    utility    and    cMMMrolat IS tVM4    «*«». ».¡«H-Krt uwr « ah«*«    13.li'.IS iO; ! iv«    vt.H-irt    >    earltega . 15 (V> It SO ! Ho#» 7H; hutth*» Mu««» tnoalfe 75 K>u<*j I now» 50 k"»w I'hou'» 1W5-240 lh but.hora j *1.751    ihou-r    lb    EMOt    w«r row Fiymg in from Los Angeles tor the new inquiry, and to learn the verdict seven fellow senators have reached in toe McCarthy-Army hearings, McCarthy said 1» is ready to testify in his own behalf in the new inquiry, if he is requested to do so At is a great waste of time    the    inquiry, McCarthy told inrough no fault of the comnHttee. j    j-^porter he sees no reason why Once the charges were made the' i have to he resolved, and that is; he m-w mvesugation should be a tiie task hi this committee and the jlW- A special bipamsan committee headed by Sen Watkins iR-Utah> senate, McCarthy said that "sotne of the things alleged “by the three senators who precipitated the new inquiry "will be admitted ” “For instance,” he said, “toe fact 1 said Sen. Flanders • spear - tify i'ut he Indicated no desire to tes- head of the new move to have him censured by the Senate' was sen- planned a closed-door meeting later in the day to complete plans for he scheduled start tomorrow of public hearings on a resolution to censure McCarthy tor what Sen Flanders R-Vt1 has charged was conduct “unbecoming a senator” His hope, he told a reporter, is for a quick windup of the inquiry. which he termed “a great waste if he can and wants to" of time ”    .Asked how many witnesses    be "I will cooperate to get this pL ns to call in the inquiry McCar- üo is unquestioned, lt w ill be free-. and tending to bring disrepute” ly admitted. He can prove he s not on the Senate. W'f Mtatmum tumpuratur« fer J4 hour» »ud- ! *l»u#htrr *»w las ^ «.a» i»! a&    uav u.M. buu-hur» Xft.SA) #>«» 14 Hkl#,«!» SSuep a.4O0. totrtv tai'ii «11    . .    .    .      ,    * », i »,    i ‘ »mi UMMC« **«.«# Umte tnmg out of the way as quickly üy said: it 50-w w. utUM.v it** wuu.v wwi tlS p^vssible.” McCarthy said in an “I have none to call. If they il    yfAriiaf*    !    r    ;    *    *    * I *    .    i    n \iMî mu to | interview* It hmd$ up my pirns i >»ant me to appear I will. 4 504J«i    iatBN»    for an a» u\ c Republican campaign    i “I will,    of course, attend all ses-1 ings which ended last June 17, On another front, the three Democratic members of toe Sen ate Investigations subcommittee sought to complete before a 5 p.m. deadline their minority report on the 36-day McCarthy-Army hear- "ot ®!je /) -1-5-7 AbileneReporter -Fletoá EVENING VOL. LXXIV, NO. 75 PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Bvron Associated Prat (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 30, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN 'TWO SECTIONS ;