Abilene Reporter News, November 4, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 4, 1954, Abilene, Texas /4 ñWf)t ^baene 3^portcr-''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron áBtettiíí MORNING VOL. LXXIV, NO. 138 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, NOV. 4, 1954-—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c POLITICS IN BLOOD—Mrs. William E. Badgett, Knox ville, Tenn., says she has “politics in my blood’’—so much that she stopped to mark an absentee ballot before she left for the hospital to give birth to a 7V2-pound daughter. Suzette, their first girl of three children, was born an hour later. ANNUAL AFFAIR TODAY Biggest Oilmen's Meeting Slated Abilene today plays host to hun dreds of oilmen gathered here for what is expected to be the largest annual meeting ever held by the West Central Texas Oil and Ga.s Association. Reservations for the membership banquet, last event on the day's program, seem to be running above the number received in any previous year, said Robert J. Tiffany, secretary - treasurer of the organization. Tiffany said this indicates that attendance also will be higher at tilt technical sessions, scheduled throughout the day at the Wooten J. C. HUNTKR, JR. , . association president FROM SHARKS (curt Rules For Privacy AUSTIN. Nov. 3 uT^The Supreme Court frowned heavily today on loan companies that harass their customers. When the harrassment causes | physical injury, loss of a job. or loss of reputation, as well as mental anguish, the victim of such treatment is entitled to bring a iuit for damages, the court ruled. This means Mr. nd Mrs. David Duty of Dallas are entitled to trial of their suit seeking $19.904 in damages. Chief Justice J. E Hickman, writing the opinion, summarized the harrassment of the Dallas couple this way: “Daily telephone calls to both Mr. and Mrs. Duty, which extended to great length; threatening to blacklist them with the Merchants’ Retail Credit Assn.: accusing them of being dead beats; talking to them in a harsh, insinuating, loud voice. “Slating to their neighbors and employers that they were dead beats; . . . threatening to cause both plaintiffs to lose their jobs unless they made the payments demanded. “Calling each of tthem’ at the respective places of their employment several times daily; threatening to garnishee their wages; berating plaintiffs to their fellow employee.s; requesting their employers to require them to pay; X X x." Hotel. About 225 persons are expected for the sessions, with possibly 1,000 at the banquet. An informal breakfast, sponsored by the Citizens National Bank, gets activities rolling. The breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m in the Abilene Club on the third floor of the Wooten. Technical sessions will be held from 9:30 a m. until noon, and from 1:45 until 4:80 p.m. During a luncheon at 12:30 p.m., directors of the as.sociation will hold a business meeting. They are expected to take action against the present high level of oil imports and the federal regulation of natural gas. Hunter to Preside J. C. Hunter, Jr., of Abilene, president, will preside at the luncheon. Vice presidents are C. T. McLaughlin. Snyder; George Ritchie of Mineral Wells and Thomas S. Cox of San Angelo. A ladies’ luncheon and style show will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall for the oilmen’s wives. The banquet will be staged in Rose Field House at Hardin-Sim-mons University, with Ted Weems and his orchestra furnishing entertainment. The show will feature six acts by well-known stars. Banquet reservations will be accepted during the day at the registration desk to be set up in the Wooten. Tiffany urged that tickets be bought early, however, and that they be purchased in person, not by phone call. There will be no speeches at the banquet, he emphasized. Technical session speakers and their subjects are: B. F. Gilchrist. Abilene, “Current Drilling Practices in West Central Texas.’’ J. R. Latimer Jr., Winters, “Advantages of a Coordinated Formation Evaluation Program.’’ Robert M. Glover. Tulsa. Okla., “Pattern for Success.’’ Kent Waddell, Abilene, “Recent Petroleum Development in West Central Texas.’’ Dr. Frank B. Conselman, Abilene, “Uranium, Our Newest Competitor.’’ Control of Senate Nearly Within Democrats' Grasp ONE REPUBLICAN WINS Both Sides Find Something Cheering About Texas Vote By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas leaders of both parties found something good in Tue.sday’s general election. Democratic control of the House sent Sam Rayburn of Bonham hack to the speakership in Washington. Texas Republicans elected «ne congressman, the third GOP representative from Texas since Reconstruction days. The Democrats, as usual, won all other major offices, including 21 congressmen. Sen. Lyndon Johnson. Gov, Shivers and on down. All 11 amendments to the state Constitution apparently were approved. Pay Raise Included They included jury service for women, a pay raise for legislators, a new state office building from surplus money in the Confederate pension fund and a boost in the state spending for public welfare. The Texas Election Bureau estimated 530,000 votes were cast, less than one-third of the state’s potential. The Republicans cast only about 53,000 votes for their candidate for governor, Tod Adams of Crockett. That means they are not legally required to hold primaries in 1956. Shivers polled 431,166,. Adams 52,-772. Hits Governor Elections Jack Porter of Houston, national GOP committeeman, said right now starts “a vigorous campaign to bring conservative thinking people in Texas into the Republican party.” He said election of so-called “Fair Deal Democrats” as governor of New York. Pennsylvania and Michigan mean these Democrats “absolutely cemented the control of the Democratic party nationally.” Conservative Democrats, led by Gov. Shivers, who was re-elected by a lop-sided vote, said nothing. Rayburn, who has opposed Shivers in national political matters, commented: “First we will straighten out the farm program and try to get a better deal for American agriculture. We will review the whole tax structure and see where inequalities exist and try to take them out. . . . We must have a foreign policy that is bipartisan as it was during the last Democrat administration.” The election of Republican Bruce Alger as congressman from the 5th tDallas) District was the big surprise. .Alger defeated Wallace Savage, a former Dallas mayor and chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee in 1952 when the state party endorsed President Eisenhower. Alger, a young real estate man, got out on a handshaking campaign. Republican precinct workers'rang doorbells and telephones for him. Alger will succeed Democrat Frank Wilson, who is retiring. In the other contested congressional races. Rep. Albert Thomas of Houston defeated William Butler by a big margin, but Republican Butler drew more than 35,000 Votes. The Texas Election Bureau’s final count of the day showed Sen. Johnson polled 405,475 votes to 72,-533 for his Republican opponent, Carlos Watson of Brownsville. In the Panhandle, Rep. Walter Rogers of Pampa won re-election, handily defeating Republican Leroy Lamaster of Perryton. Republicans had candidates in some state legislative races but won none. A Republican, Grover Hartt, won re-election as judge of county coiltt-at-law No. 2 in Dallas, Oregon Key to Results T riumph ■ímA,:. C LIFFORD CASE . . waves at polls Case Aide Says Election Over, Republican Wins in New Jersey NEWARK, N. J.. Nov. 3 fm-Republican Clifford P. Case’s Senate campaign manager tonight asserted “The election is over --Clifford P. Case has won” in New Jersey. The declaration of victory in the Senate race came as Case held a margin of 2,317 votes over Democrat Charles R. Howell In a political duel that could decide control of the United States Senate. The statement was issued by Kenneth R. Perry at Case’s campaign headquarters here at 7:40 p.m. iEST). It was the first statement of victory by the GOP camp. The Democrats hailed a Howell landslide shortly before midnight last night when he held a comfortable lead, but were forced to backtrack as late unofficial returns shot Case to the fore. visions in the unoffical counts kept drifting in for hours afterward and held both parties in a state of extreme suspense. It became clear that absentee ballots might determine the outcome of the election, closest in New Jersey history. However, it could not be determined immediately how many such ballots there WASHINGTON. Nov. 3 (AP>~In a thrill-packed after-math to Tuesday’s election, Democrats almost had Senate control within their grasp tonight after nailing down command of the House and sweeping República’' ^ out of seven governorships. Battling toward a photo finish in Oregon, Democrat Richard L. Neuberger swept ahead and threatened the Senate seat of Republican Sen. Guy Cordon. If Neuberger won, and the picture elsewhere remained unchanged until January, that would mean 48 Senate seats for the Democrats. With Independent Sen. Morse (Ore.) vowing to vote with them on the question of organizing the Senate, they could crowd the GOP out of the driver’s seat in the chamber. The total membership is 96. They already had done just that in the House, scoring a net gain of 17 seats to give them 232 places as against the Republicans’ 203. And they captured seven state governors’ mansions, to add to the one they got in Maine in a September surprise. In the hectic ikst-minute tallying from Oregon, the latest count showed Neuberger, writer-politician, ahead of Cordon by 1,164 votes with some 50 precincts still to go. At the other end of the country, another senatorial contest of the tightest kind put former Rep. Clifford P. Case, Republican, ahead of Democratic Rep. Charles R. Howell by 2,317. The vote was 860,590 for Case and 858,-273 for Howell. All precincts bad been might be. -----Even    by    adding    them    to    the    to- AU voting districts had reported,    „q    ironcUd their tallies by noon today, but re- decision on the winner until after Democrat Sweeps Ahead in Oregon THE WEATHER ABILENE AND VICINITV-Fair to partly cloudy and a little warmer Thursday and Friday: high Thursday near 65; low Thursday night near 40; high Friday in 60s NORTH CENTRAL TEXAi^-Clearing and warmer Thursday:    Friday partly cloudy and mild    ..... WE.ST TEXAS—Generally fair through Friday; cooler in the West TEMPERATIRES A.M. Red 45 45 45 45 45 45 44 44 41 1:30 2 30 3:30 4:30 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:30 51 53 55 53 50 47 46 47 43 ............ 10:30 ............ 45 ............ 11 30 ............ 46    ........ 12:30 High and low temperatures for 24 hours ended at 6:30 p.ra : 55 and 40. High and low temperatures same dats last year: 61 and 48. Relative humidity at 9:30 p m. 97^^«. PORTLAND. Ore., Nov. 3 oP— Democrat Richard L. Neuberger, swept to the fore in a late surge of strength tonight and threatened the Senate seat of Guy Cordon, Republican incumbent from Oregon. It was the vote from Portland, the state’s largest city, which gave Neuberger his lead after he had j trailed by 10,000 in early counts. The city count came in slowly but! by the time 750 of 815 precincts In Multnomah County (Portland) had reported, Neuberger was in front by nearly 900. At that point | Multnomah gave him an edge in, the county of 15,000 over Cordon. | With 2,442 precincts reported it j was: Neuberger 277,566 and Cordon 276,402. Closeness of the race prompted a call to sheriffs to put a guard on ballot boxes. Gov. Paul Patterson told county officials to ask for state police help if needed to guard the boxes and tally sheets. There are no absentee ballots to count now. They went into the ballot boxes the morning of Election Day. The Multnomah County strength for Neuberger, 41-year-old state .senator and author who bid for Cordon’s seat on charges of na- 'New Phase' of Atom Pool Program Sought, Ike Says W ASHINGTON. Nov. 3 J>^Pres-ident Eisenhower chose as his first IKxstelection statement today an announcement that the United States is trying to o|X‘n up a “new pha.se” of Ru.ssian-American negotiations for creation of an international atomic pool. The chief executive’s action at a news conference underscored the importance he attaches to foreign issues which may dominate the second half of his term. He said himself the field of foreign affairs is one where it should be possible to get ahead with Republican leadership in the White House and Democratic leadership in Congress because a bipartisan basis for action al-re^y exists. Eisenhoww disclosed that Soviet Ambassador Georgi N Zarubin was receiving from Secretary of suite Dulles within a few minutes a reply to the Russian note of Sept. 22 on the atomic pool plan, a plan which Eisenhower initiated. “I hope,” the President said in a statement, “this will start a new phase m the U.S.-U.S.S R. negotiations which will be more fruitful than the first phase, during which the Soviets showed a lack of interest in cooperating with the United States to further international cooperation in developing the peaceful uses of atomic energy.” The Sept. 22 note from Moscow proposed publication of all exchanges of secret messages between Dulles and Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, but said that RICHARD NEUBERGER . . . comes from behind tural resources “giveaway.” was slow in developing. When it came it shocked Cordon supporters first into uneasiness and then dismay. Cordon, making a bid for re-election, had his strength upstate and at one time it seemed as though it would be ample. Then the Neuberger surge came and threw the race into complete doubt. Oregon has not elected a Democratic senator since 1914, And the state elected its first Democratic representative since 1940 as Mrs. Edith Green, Portland housewife look a modest but unshaking lead over Tom Lawson McCall, Republican who had unseated Rep. Homer Angell in the primary. a recount in at least some counties. With the unofficial totals stand-ing at 860,590 for Case and 858,273 for Howell, both political parties .said they certainly intended to ask for recounts. Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. Robert B. Meyner issued strict orders to election officials to guard carefully all records and voting paraphenalia. At Camden, Dist. Atty. Mitchell Cohen of Camden County said he had ordered absentee military ballots placed in a bank vault because a recount might be demanded. Howell, a three-time congressman, had been encouraged by Gov. Meyner’s victory last year. In many pre-election forecasts he had been tabbed as the winner of the Senate seat now held by Republican Sen. Robert C. Hendrickson. who is retiring. As such, he would be the state’s first Democratic senator in 18 years. Case, a five-term congressman, I launched his senatorial campaign I as something of a political black ; sheep in the eyes of many fellow I party members. As a result he had to b^tle Republicans as well as Democrats. At the very outset the 50-year old courtly, soft-s p o k e n attorney stirred up a hornet’s nest of apposition among Republicans. In his first campaign statement he voiced a slinging denunciutiun of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wisi. negotiations should go on, a posi-tkm which the United States had also taken. The President made these points: j 1. He certainly intends to invite ^    « Democratic leaders to confer with    *    * him «1 planning — there is no  ----- - He does not yet Parr Opponent Wins doubt about it. know how frequently or on what basis he will propose consultation. 2. In his program the whole problem of foreign relations takes preference and in a sense involves everjihing that the administration is doing all the time in its quest for peace in the world, the budget. conferences, security matters, and the like. Behind Uie high priority foreign problem, the President said, outlines of his program are well known and he will go forward with them. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jim Wells County Attorney Kam Burris, an opponent of South Texas political bo.ss George Parr, was elected 79th district attorney Tuesday. Woodrow Laughlin, who was taken off the 79th District bench last spring by the Supreme Court, apparently won re-el e c tion as judge. Near noon Wednesday an estimated 2,000 votes were still uncounted. most in Duval and Btarr counties. Another Insurance Firm's Work Hailed AUSTIN, Nov. 3 (/D—A temporary restraining order halting another Texas uisurance firm was issued by Judge Charles Betts in 98th District Court today. The action wa.s against Pioneer Western Mutual Insurance Co. of San Antonio. The suit was brought by Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd at the request of the State Board of Insurance Commissioners. It is the 16th such suit brought by the state since January. 1953. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Woman's nows .......4-5 Oil nows      6 Rodio-TV lot     11 SECTION B Obifuoritt ............ 2 Spofts ............4-5 Iditorioli..............6 Comics ............... 7 Form, morkott.........11 counted but the tallv was being revised and a full recount seemed inevitable. That was in New Jersey. For the Democrats, the election certainly brought forth nothing like the tremendous tide of victory they had scented. Shift to Demos And while the shift definitely was to the party out of power, in keeping with traditicm in nonpresiden-tial elections it represented no clear-cut defeat for the Eisenhower administration’s program and policies. The great political verdict of 1954 did reject Eisenhower’s strong, repeated bids for a completely Republican Congress with which to work in his next two years in the White House. And out of an election that produced a record off-year vote of upwards of 45 million, the Republicans at best couid claim no better than a 48-48 Senate tie, counting Independent Wayne Morse with 47 Democrats, That would bestow upon Vice President Nixon power to break a deadlock and throw control to the GOP Chance in Senate Furthermore, Democrats still had a chance, by nosing out in cither undecided race, to take undisputed control of the Senate, with the promised support of Morse. In governorship races, 34 of them across the nation, the Democrats crunched out more impressive victories than in the congressional battle. Without yielding wie of their own, they kept alive the trend that started with the election of a Democratic governor in Maine in September. Tuesday's results added scalps Sec DEMOS. Pg. S-A. Col. 4 ElEHIONS AT GLANCE SENATE Associated Press returns at 7:15 p.m. EST, showed Republicans elected to the Senate 13, leading 1, holdovers 33, total 47. (Gains 3) Democrats elected 23, leading 1, holdovers 24, total 48, (Gains 4). Independent holdover 1. President Senate:    Republicans 49, Democrats 46, Independent 1. Needed for majority. 49. Senate overturns:    Democrats gained in Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada and Wy’oming. Republicans in Colorado, Iowa and Ohio. HOUSE House—Republicans elected ‘ 2ud. Democrats elected 232. Present House: Republicans 218, vac. 1; Democrats 212, vacs. 3; Independent 1, Needed for majority 218. House overturns:    Democrats gained 22 seats, lost 5, for a net gain of 17. Republicans gained 5, lost 21. Independents lost 1. GOVERNORS Governors—Republicans elected 15. holdovers 6. Total 21. Democrats elected 19, holdovers 8, Total 27. Present lineup: Republicans 29, Democrats 19. Governor overturns: Republicans none. Democrats gained in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York and Pennsylvania. SCANTY .06 IN ABILENE Easlland, Rising Slar Get Best Rains in Area Light rain pattered down on a large section of the Abilene area Wednesday morning, but stopped WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport .06 Total for Year 1383 Normal for Year 20 31 ^ 1829 S 8th .14 ALBANY .23 BAIRD .15 BALLINGER .20 BRKCKENRIDGE .15 CISCO .40 COLEMAN .25 est. 1 CROSS PLAINS .40 1 EASTLAND .71 HAMLIN Tr KNOX CITY .17 RISING STAR .70 SAN ANGELO .08 WINGATE Tr. ' WINTERS 20 1 FORT WORTH 83 DALLAS 1.16 WICHITA FAM-S .12 in most places by noon. The U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport said the Abilene area was on the we.stem edge of a moisture belt which dropped 1.16 inches at Dallas and .83 of an inch at Fort Worth. The totals thinned out to the west. Eastland had ,71, Ki.sing Star had 70, Cisco had .40 and Baird had .15. At the Abilene Municipal Air{>ort the total was a scanty .06. The moi.sture belt extended three-quarters around Abilene. To the west and northwest of tlie city moisture failed to fall. In other directions near Abilene, the totals were ie>s thiui .25. The weatherman said a wealc cold front from the west might bring warmer temperatures to the area Thursday. Fog or a light drizzle was expected during the night. The front probably will push out the fog or drizzle, allowing sunshine on Thur.sday to warm up the area, the weatherman expla.n-ed.Welcome, Oilmen, to Annual Meeting in Abilene ;

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