Abilene Reporter News, September 13, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, MILDmtt Attiene 3iveporter“WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES“—Byfon VOL. LXXIX, NO. 89 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1954—TEN PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Merkel Leaders Speak Out For Livestock Show Bonds By BOB COOKE Reporter-Nows Farm Editor MERKEL. Sept. 12 — Some opposition here to next Saturday’s $850,000 bond election is the result of misunderstandings or incom-flote iq/ormation. This was learned Sunday in talk-i ve with a number of Merkel citi-zijLS who take active roles 11 their own cjmmunity affairs os well as those of the county. Anyone here who has attended r.i .Abilene Fat Stock Show in the jt dozen years or so will admit t ’at either adequate facilities .< ould be provided, or the show called off. Chester H Collinsworth. longtime agriculture teacher of Merkel High School, said Sunday: ‘T am very much in favor of building a new show center. I’m tired of showing good livestock in poor facilities." Long Overdue Collinsworth said he felt like the caunty was long overdue in pro-iiling fair and show facilities, *T sure would like to .see the fat '\ock show continued, but I think It IS time for us to gel to work nn a program to provide adequate facilities for one." The VA teacher and FFA supervisor said he felt like a show plant at Abilene would be beneficial to all of the county. “I want to see the district show continued, even if we have to hold it in the open. -And I sure don’t want us to drop the county show. Of course, we could have our own local show, but it would not be nearly as beneficial as a district show’, or even a county-wide event," Collinsworth said. W. S. tRiin Brown. Merkel rancher, said he was very much in favor of the provisions in the bond issue for constructing an agriculture and livestock center. “1 feel like the county ought to have it. The facilities we have in Abilene have long been inadequate and 1 believe that a show and fair center in Abilene would be beneficial to all parts of the county." Brown said. Need One For .Adults The Merkel rancher said he would like to see adequate facilities for staging livestock expositions in which the adult livestock breeders and feeders could show* iheir animals. Booth Warren, president of the Farmers & Merchants .National BOOTH B ARREN Favor* llve*tock center CHESTER rOM.INSB ORTH , . . Tired of poor facilities Bank, said he was highly in favor of the bond issue to build an agriculture and livestock center in the county. Lester Dorton, manager of the Taylor Electric Co-Op, said that an* agriculture and livestock exposition center "is something we’ve just got to have. R is a must. Our present facilities, even for staging a county livestock show, are pitifully inadequate. If we continue to have a county or district show, we mu.st have a suitable place to hold such events." In talking to several Merkel citizens it was found that some were hestitant to support the $600,000 provisions for the agriculture and live.stix’k center because of lack of information. B'hy Site Not Donated Many cannot understand why the city could not donate the old airport site if it was for a county-wide project. Manager Dorton of the REA said several had looked into the reasons w'hy the site could not be donated. Some have satisfied themselves that the City Commission had committed itself to sell the property when the municipal airport bond election was held several years ago. It was also learned that some opposition developed because of a misunderstanding regarding the use of some of the $600,000. They were under the impression that same of the money would be used to extend State Highway 36 through the old airport site from its present intersection with old U. S. Highway 80 to the new route of r. S, 80. Some Merkel citizens said they had taken the trouble to ascertain that this was not the case, but that the extension of Highway 36 and building of any other county roads through the area would be built from funds obtained from a previous bond issue already voted by citizens in Precinct 1. These j roads, they found, will be built! regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s election. Dulles Believes Reds Can't Take Formosa Statement Based On U.S. Strength SOUTH’S RACE WALL CRACKS AGAIN—Two unidentified white sophomores show their new classmates around the formerly all-white high after five Negroes registered for classes. Fayetteville was the first school district in the old Confederate South to end racial segregation. Students of both races saw nothing unusual about the whole thing. DENVER, Sept. 12 (;P)—Secretary of State Dulles conferred with President Eisenhower today and declared after* ward he is convinced the Chinese Communists t^uld not possibly conquer Formosa against “such opposition” as the United States would throw up.    .    ’ .    . Dulles, who had a private conference with Eisenhower at the summer White House shortly after arriving from the Communist-troubled Far East, was pressed at a news conference as to whether this government considers American defense of the Chinese Nationalist island of Quemoy, near the mainland, as essential to defense of Nationalist For- "'^^^“The defense of Quemoy is primarily related to the defense of Formosa and itis _    iig Nationalists Maine Vote Slated Today PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 12 E —Maine, struggling with the hurricane’s debris, votes tomorrow in Ousted FHA Commissioner Took $100,000, Official Report Soys .sHixt ro\ Stmt    12    .r    ~    In    what he described as a tinal and corrutHiwr in admmistration Hyde L. Powell, ousttd    S^icrexpired    in    1950. tommi.sskjnor of the Ftnleral    figures each" were paid to Powell    ‘Hundreds    of    Cases* iPg Administration, was depict^ '    promtHers    McKenna    said    there    were    addi-1 in an official report today as "the ^    ^^^p^ alleged "w indfaU" |    -hundreds    of    cases"    in    ^ profits excetding 110 million    employes    took    gratu-; lars in the rental housing program Powell directed The reiKMi called Powell the central figure in a "record of graft LOVE CONQUERS ALL-AIRMAN MARRIES HIS GAL AT 1 A.M. Five hours and a calendar day late Nell Hallman of Wylie and Marlin Dowhower of Hershey, Pa. were The wedding took place about 1 a.m. Sunday before 38 hardv guests who had e.xpected the ceremony at 8 pm Saturday. The preacher, Bobby Vann of the W>he Baptist Church read the ceremonv at the home of Nell s the nation’s first state election of sister, Mrs. Reid. 1417 Clinton St.    1954. The 8 p.m. wedding plans had been thwarted b\ of a letter from Dowhower’s parents to arrive here Saturday bv air mail special delivery before the thè letter would have borne permission for the ^nn-svlvanian to marr\‘ despite his being six months short of the 21 vears required to get a marriage license with- noTkl^^"o"o"in^ and an Eastland Countv clerk issued the license and the couple returned in time for the "^oSowcr and his bride, daughter of Mr. and C Hallman of Wylie, plan to go to Hershey, Pa., piobably Mondav. to visit his parents. czar of the naliwi s postwar rental housing program" who accepted more than iUW.OiW from apartment builders dealing with the FH.V. In a report to Housing Admin-i.siraior Albert M Cole, the special deputy administrator. William F .McKenna said-"Tlie story ot the corruption of I'H.A’s postwar apartment construction program from 1946 to 19.50 IS largely the story of llie leign of Clyde L I'owell (■ambUiig .Alleged Powell s alleged gambling losses led to a series of investigations which resulted in a wholesale reorganization of the housing agency last spring. Adenauer's Policy Repudiated in Vote MF.L. Germany. Sept 12 '4^— Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s pro-' ities from builders ranging from bottles of liquor to cash payments of ".several thousand dollars each." The report culminated a five-month executive inve.stigation of FH.\ ordered by Cole on .April 12 .Vlthough called "final." McKeYina indictevi there will be prolonged repercussions. The report said .«ome cases, like Powell’.«, have Southern Democratic Bloc Requested by Gov. Shivers Although generally fair weather Is forecast, hurricane Edna’s wedc-end assault is bound to cut the turnout. It raked the state’s most densely populated areas. Most politicians agree on this: the smaller the vote, the better the chance for the resurgent minority Democrats. Polling places may op«i as early as 6 a.m.; all must close by 7 p.m. Swne political writers have said that youthful. National Committeeman Edmund S. Muskie might even "take" Republican Gov. Burton -M Cross. Yet. never in modern times has a GOP governor been denied a second term. The Democratic fight, the hardest since 1934. when tlie minority being considered and studied in that light.” the secretary replied. But he repeatedly declined to say whether the U. S. 7th Fleet-under orders to protect Formosa from the Chinese Reds—has been: given instructions to defend Quemoy too. Quemoy has been under shellfire during the last week from the Communists and tw'o American Army officers have been killed. In response to other questions, Dulles said it is up to the heads of the U. S. military forces to decide whether Quemoy should be defended by the 7th Fleet in connection with American protection of Formosa, the island bastioi of the Chinese Nationalists. DuUes arrived in Denver from the Far East shortly after other members of the National Security Council flew in from Washington for an extraordinary meeting of that top policy making unit. Dulles and Eisenhower hurried to that session after the secretary' had reported privately to the President on the new eight-nation pact against Communist aggression in Southeast Asia, signed at .Manila last week.    ^    ^ Dulles also filled the President in on his Ulks with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek on Formosa on his way back to the United States. Repeatedly, Dulles said American policy on Quemoy will be based on what he called "in the first instance" the recommendations of U. S. military chiefs. .Asked whether those recommendations would come before the Security Council at its meeting later in tlie day. and be acted upon at that session, Dulles said it certain- Shell Reds Near Quemoy TAIPEH, Monday, Sept. 13 Nationalist China’s warships yesterday set up a 160-mile patrol and bombarded Tungshan Peninsula 70 miles south of Red-menaced Quemoy. Naval units which have been protecting Quemoy from the threat of invasion from the mainland seven miles away spread out in obvious search for the Communist craft. The patrol extended from Swalow, 125 miles southwest of Queraoy, to Chinchu Bay, 35 miles northeast. Planes Strike Nationalist planes struck for the seventh straight day in the vicinity of Amo>% opposite Quemoy. where 110.000 Red troops were reported concentrated, Peiping Radio acknowledged the raid, saying 12 bombs were dropped and claiming that two Nationalist planes were shot down.    , The Nationalist naval and air activities amount to retaliatory blows for a big Red shelling of Quemoy starting Sept. 3. One puzzling and possibly sinister aspect of this vest-pocket war has been the absence.* so far. of any intervention by the C(Miunu* nisi .Air Force. It raised the question whether the Reds might be holding back use of air power until ly was . ^ssibüity .ha: .he matter    a^    -ady    f«    t MINER.YL WEUaS. Sept 12 .f— Gov. Shivers said tonight the South cases. llKe r uwru.-., iin't    .1.4    ♦ .    and    !    VOniCSlS invon r an been referreii to the Justice De-, and Southwest should Uam up and ^    \ibetals    have partment for ¡xvssible prosecution ^ jxwl their strength to match me .    2.1XIO uncontested votes The or further investigation. Others; xorth-Easl bloc in national Dem-    convention vote is 6.186. a nassive as- r.4    fnr    decision isauk on the little island of Que- s Fleet i moy lyin* almost tmder the shad- has orders to defend Formosa. tive committee disposed of delega- ^ {gsj named a major office holder, tion contests tomorrow.    !    centered on the governorship Contests involve an estimated 750 j ^ith the slogan ‘'Maine needs a change." Republican Sen. Margaret Chase American. European unity i>olieies >    jp    Internal    Revenue    ,    p^rty    affairs, were repudiateti Uxlay in state i Service for income tax followups. |    ..    grinned,    "if    I’m * • Tlie Senate Banking Committee, j    \o    say    a    few    remarks    at whose que.slions Powell refused to; convention Tuesday I’m going along More Fair Skies Forecast in State Bv THE A.SSIH lATFI) PKES.S Texas weather was generally fair Suntlay and was exi>ected to re-; mam about the same Mimday | A Iroiiical storm came out of ^ me Gulf and moveii inland over j Mexico Sunday, but the Weather Bureau said the storm was too far; sviilh to have any effect on Texas A low scattered showers were lore-cast for the extreme south ot the state. The only reiHirted rain Sunday was in BrUnsvilU* where 'i8 niches fell. Temperature* were most y in the mi(W!e 96*s under generally lair skies. elections which handed the Social ists a majority of the votes m...... Schleswig Holstein    i    answer on grounds of jxissihle self- ! By a proportionate system the incrimination, plans to StK'iaiists ami .Adenauer’s Christian Deimwratic Union each won '25 scats in the state s 69 sca^^ Parliament 'Landtag-. to have something to say .    '■•“"""“'¡Ithos.-l.ttes    - public hearings, arai McKenna said ■    ',    .    J    1    Shivers    lounged around his suite cases still under scrutiny may end ^    Baker Hotel today as dele gates in history-making numbers in the removal of more FILA ofíi ciáis. 'ANIMAL HIBERNATION' Montana Fugitive Lapses Into Trance, Doesn't Eat \MK)l)m\ND. (. allí., sept 12    1 Dr Herbt>rt Bauer, county health \ Montana State Prison fugitive, otfux'r, said Thomas Agnew, W. picktHl up for a California burglary.. is in a catatonic trance, which he lupsix! into a trance like stale after described as poured in for the .slate Democratic convention which o|>ens Tuesday. Main Speaker Sluvers. Iwiiding tight-fisted con trol of the party meeting. giving Shivers a firm majority. The liberals will battle their cause bitterly in the contests involving them tomorrow but they either have not worked out further definite plans, or are noi saying. Tonight they appeared to be unorganized .A state Supreme Court justice-.ship, 11 district judgeships and scores of key convention and partj organization i>osts were at stake. In most cases, it was not a question is to' of whether or not the jobs would a newsman asked Dulles whether those orders were broad enough to require the fleet to come to the aid of Quemoy. "I cannot say.’ the secretar>* •I cannot give here de- Smith and three C.OP congressmen i pj order to the 7lh Fleet, are expected to win. But most ob-, obvious.y would not be in the servers feel their victory margins ppHonal interest” will be well short of tlie "even    another    point.    Dulles was greater than ever" asked by Vice    specifically    whether    he    b^ Presidwt Nixon as a "standard for the rest of the cvjuntry in No- vember.’ lieves the United States should help See IKE. Pg. 5-A. Col. 4 make the mam convention spi'ech. j be handed down to the governor s : The pre - convention scramble | friends, but which friends among Shivers’ supporters for choice Hotel lobbies hummed with spéc ulums of patronage was ulation as a history-making crowd P    .    .    1    .    -    ...    —____..-.J already in full swing tonight. of l>emocrais poui*ed in for tomor- hls arrr.^t and has not eaten, taken a drink or .slept for 10 days. ^ olo Countv officers refH>rtcd tixlay. 10 Die As Plane Falls * WESTDVKK AIR FORCE BASE. Mass.. sept 13    tour    engine |f S. Air Force trun?*tHnt plant uashetl and burned ttnlay at Thule A,r Base in Greenland -9t»0 miles ot the Nofth role-hilhn, H. Af 15 |»eisons alniard. the Atlantii pivision Military Air Transport ^ g<*rvice re|H»rtiHi    .    ; MaJ Huly Bray, the division s , am »El)T>, Hi«> said, and was aloft 12 inmutes when the commander "declared a emergency” I'he the nearest thing to animal hibernation” Bauer suid Agnew’s condition probably w.is ciiu.mhI by fear and iru.stralioii, and that so far he has shown no ill efiecU. There are cases on record, the doctor said, uf catatonia la.«ting for wct'ks without .serious harm resulting. Agnew ami Ira R Barnes. 36. also a fugitive from the Montana State I'rison at Deer laxlge, wert' arrestetl in San Jose Sept. 2, wlien they allegedly tiie<i to sell type writers taken in the burglary of Esparto High School in Yolo Coun- * San Jose i^ticers said that Agnew , THE WEATHER Storm’s Death Toll Totals 20 public Inlurm.llo..    I'“* bat* m ChicoiH'C. said the 1124 (Roliemaster crashed and burned .bout a half mile Irom Ah' I buie bg*e runway wiule niaking an tmergency “ Th« at placed in an interrogation state of    and oliservesi thrmigh a trick Pkme was t»^igiu.ss mirror, apfwareti to go into turning \o Thule when it cra.slved. ! « fg ,»f rage and then lapstnl into come in a cUkm Brav said the names and ad n truce shortly after his arrest j jKirty leaders to dre.s.sos ol casualties will lie re-    Barnes said later that Agnew    ' ..............- b'asml as smm as next ot km ai-e had a deathly fear ^ Iwing re-lugifird    '    turniMi    to prison, and often said Bray said the cratt-aii Atlantic | he would nexer lie taken alive Divi.sion MAI'S plane Sh.vm said the North and Kast ro« s State Executive Committee "dim't think like we do " meaning | ukmih R.\TS, Pg. i-.k. Cel. 1 tlie South and Southwest. "You know." Shivers said, "the South kept the IVmocratic party in the limelight until Roosevelt abolished the two-thirds rule" by which the national Democratic ixin-veniion chose the party s presidential nominee. "I ‘hink the South and Southwest should get together so they ctm get enough chi|xs to match those of the North-East bloc ’’ Not a leader Aske<l if he would lead such a movement toward a coalition of the two groups. Shivers said* "I don’t want to l>e a leader. I just want to work with a lot of folk    I    «1^    Tu^ Shivers miUe<f among back pat- ,nj w la* •«•«»    ia>iw- unt k-hanj»*. IH)RTl^ND. Maine. Sept. 12 ^ -Wind-batteted. sodden New England counted a death toll of 13-out of a total of 20—and miliums ot dollars damage today in the screaming wake of hurricane Edna, the second such storm to strike in 12 day s. K‘Rht lives were listed in Maine, vuii KNK    vM> xu iMTv K»ur Mi*n-1    aH drowiiiiigs in hUTricane chumed lltfi. fhl.ur'i.f    .    and swollen rivers ^ndjl^ams d«>»    i»' lov« MtkHiTko ik^i «*4r pv    persons    perished in .Massa- NORTH CKNTKU.    '    ..hussett^ One in Connecticut, one in Nova Scotia, and six highway Related *tory. Page 3-A V. * fair    Tur»d*y    partiv    cgou<\    »ith a (r%i i»«*lined «nenMwn ih«nd««hi'»er*. no inuxkrtkinl i-hnnyrt VVK.ST    TV XAS Cl«*r    W    MfO) diruuEh    Tur««l«í '»'•S    wSIrO »vi»uer*« IhuiKlenOHmo« «nel **    *ao w, *1 of    the Cn-o* V «Urv    MondW.    I» UMiionnnt cfinnit«*    ,    . K.AST tr xvS C.rtMMrall) fair i..mj rlu4ta> thn>ii*X TvtmAay «lü» w ax on a regularly schetluled flight. It lelt Westover a few days ago He did not know nnmcdiately what cnusinl the commander to "declare a .state of A*mergency" shortly alter it got n 38! into the air. Sheriff s Lt Don Wyly said Agnew lies down iiuxst of the lime hut dtws not apiw'ar to sUvp and often does not even close his eyes. He does not rest>oiKl to stH'ech, but will otK'y certain gestures, jailer* ia»<I- ting triciuls in the lobby and during an informal ot>eii hou.se in his suite i His main chore tonight was to closed-dtHvr session ot j work out convcn ' tion procedure - and patronage plans There was no otficial word (rum , leaders of the Shivers otvposilion. the so-i'ulltHl litwal faction of the parly, a.*- to how much if any fight they pUui on the convention flimr. An unofficial s|H>kesman said the lilveral faction’s strategy probably deiwnded on how the crtHlenlials iulvcommillee and the .state execu- Sun V M. ILV S.) •4 a «Í» T» tl H U iKwrsavti assk l M ■’ M V JO    .. 4 vO > *n 7 »  IS*    .... . . * ^ to JO U 10 11 M Sur r M •T M M High ÄOtl to'* irmp^rOunNi tor n tomm *^1ul» “1ml * kf " m|tV*îuro4 lonir **(• n«n>tii«4or r*«d(n«    *    »    P    »»    *•    “ a«i«uvo    ot    •    to    a    ® J* ItoC deaths in metropolitan New York were attributed to the storm Coastal areas of southern New England received only a grazing blow with far less apimrent prop-eriv damage than in hurricane Carol which took 68 lives Aug. 31. HundrtHls of New Englamlers w ere left temporarily hwneless after being forced to evacuate their    ripped apart barns, fish dwellings in low-l^ving area.«    j    *hacks and battered fishing Tin* Canadian ivrovinces aUo.    ^    jxmnded    southern New were hit hard as the storm roared , Brunswick with 9l»-mile gusts and out of .Maine    ^    j    Ricked Prnu'e Edward Islarul and After an aerial surv ey of Mauie s ; foumtland 16 L'ouiilios, Gov. Burton M Cross |    reported to have died in tomorrow at .4ugusta with Federal Civil Detense DirecKwr Val Peterson. He has asked that Maine be declared a major disaster area. The governor said he would ask Maine’s Legislatui-e at a special session Sept 21 to provide funds to su^ipl<i‘t«^t't feileral aid for repairing Maine’s serious road and bridge damage. The hurricane wasn’t through stvreading destruction when it howled out ol New England. Slicing across Canada’» maritime provim*es. Edna ruined more than two-thirds of Nova Scotia*» bumper four-miUion-dollar at>ple crig? be fore blowing itself out in the Gulf of St. laiwrence No fatalities were re|)orted but ow Communist guns. Chase Returns Maj. Gen. William C. Chase, head <rf the U.S. Military Advisory Group to Nationalist China, 'returned last night to Taipeh after inspecting Quemoy’s defenses and conferring with the garrison commander, Gen Liu Yu-chuang. Harv ard - educated Gen. Yu Ta-wei returned yesterday from the United States to take up his po*t of minister of national defense at a time when Peiping Radio has been saying repeatedly the Reds are determined to "lil>erate** Formosa, Nationalist stronghold. Nationalist intelligence reports say there are 220,000 Chinese Communist troops in the coastal area between the Fukien-Chekiang border and Swatow, a straight line distance of 350 miles. The Reds also are credited wil4i having three naval groups in the coastal area—at Swatow. at Amoy and at Foochow. Each group Is said to include at least 12 gunboats and sufficient miscellaneotni craft to transport up to 40,000 men. Plane Ditches In Bay, 7 Lost RIO DE JANEIRO. Brazil. Sept 12 w^.A Brazilian airliner crashed into Rio’s scenic Guanabara Bay while it was trying to return to Santas with a crippled engine shortly alter takeoff. Airline officials said 19 of the 22 passengers and crew oi four aboard were rescued by a launch. The other seven, all passengers, still were niis#itg The plane was headed for Sao Paulo when the crash occurred shortly after noon. Rio lime. Fire-boats and other re.scue vessels went to the sceiw immediately. The airline said it believed all aboard were Brazilians. set a damage figure of "well over seven million dollars ** This was on top of the three dead and 10 mil lion dollar loss from Carol. Gov Cross appealed again to President Eisenhower for (etlera! rehabilitation funds. He wiU coaler Maine yesterday were motorists whose vehicles plunged into swollen streams from broken banks or hurricane | ^,„gshed bridges, or were trapped in flooded lowlamls The to mile wind gusts ripped Im kuna. Pg. »-A. CeL t Drills Ntor R«ds VIENNA. Austria. Sept II ^ Communist Czechoslovakia is holding its summer air force man**u-vers this year in the east, nesr Russia, instead of In the west, nesr Germany. I ;

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