Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIH, No. 317Associated Press (AP)ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 30, 1954—TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
Ike Declares Indo Peace Is Possible
WASHINGTON, April 29 UP> — President Eisenhower said today a practical settlement of the Indochinese War may be possible even though a completely trustworthy peace with the Communists appears to be something over the horizon.
The President told his news conference the most the United States can hope for is to work out a practical way of getting along with the Communists. That is what we have been doing in Europe, he said.
But Eisenhower declared emphatically it would be unacceptable to permit the whole anti-Commu-nist defense of Southeast Asia to crumble and disappear.
The President thus laid new stress on his statement earlier this week that Indochina is “the cork in the bottle” whose loss to the Communists would affect the fate of hundreds of millions in Asia.
Even as Eisenhower reaffirmed the importance of Indochina in the global struggle against communism, Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov strongly endorsed Red China’s “Asia for Asians” demand at the 19-nation Geneva conference 1 in Switzerland.
Communist China’s F’oreign Minister Chou Kn-Lai had demanded yesterday that all foreign troops withdraw from Asia and leave Asians to settle their own problems.
Touching on a wide range of topics, Eisenhower made these points at his news conference:
1. A congressional proposal designed to bar the dispatch of troops to Indochina or anywhere else in the world without the advance approval of Congress would damage the President’s flexibility to cope with emergencies.
2. The United States will not get into a war except through the constitutional process, involving a declaration of war by Congress.
Twisters Hit Near ACC; Creeks Go Out of Banks
Heavy Rain Soaks City
TEXAS-STYLE WEATHER PUTS CALIFORNIA CANINE ON RUN
Dogs apparently don’t like tornadoes either.
About the time the tornadoes hit near Abilene Christian College Thursday L. L. Bruderd’s German Shepherd dog broke down a fence and headed for the tall timbers.
His owner said this was the second time the dog had run away from a tornado. The first was in Kansas.
Bruderd said he calculated the dog ran 11 miles on dirt roads the first time, cutting his feet badly.
The black and tan dog weighs about 100 pounds and is very friendly, his master said. The dog has a collar with Bruderd’s name and address on it.
The canine is not a child’s pet. but he soon may be.
The Bruderds are expecting and the papa-to-be is very eager to get the dog back.
“He’s a California dog and not used to this kind of weather,” Bruderd said.
V. a. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BI REAL
ABILENE AND VICINITY — Considerably cloudiness and cool Friday with afternoon or evening showers likely. Partly cloudy Saturday. High temperature« Fri day 75 to 80 degree«. Low Friday night 10. High Saturday 80.
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy
scattered thunder»torms mostly in east portion; colder Friday; Saturday partly cloudy and not so cHM In afternoon WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy and colder; occasional light rain In Panhandle Friday; Saturday partly cloudy and not so cold in afternoon.
EAST ANI) SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Considerable cloudiness with scattered thundershower*; cooler north portion Friday; Saturday partly cloudy, not so cold north portion in afternoon; fresh to locally strong winds on coast.
TEMPERATURES Thur*-A. M. Thur»-P. M.
71 1:30 80
70 ............ 2:30 80
70 ............ 3:30 80
08 ............ 4:30 76
OS ............ 5:30 75
09 ............ 8:30 65
72 ............ 7:30 66
75 ............ 8:30 69
75 ............ 9:30 72
77 ............ 10:30 —
78 ........... 11:30 —
79 ............ 12:30 —
High and low temperatures for 24 hour«
ended at 6:30 p.m.: 81 and 63.
High and low temperatures same date last year: 77 and 60.
Sunset last night 7:18 p.m. Sunrise today • :54 a.m. Sunset tonight 7:19 p.m ltdlometer reading at 9.30 p.m. 27.78. Relative humidity at 9:30 p.m. 82 per •eat.
Yarborough Vs. Shivers Again
AUSTIN, April 29 —Ralph Yarborough, who charges Gov. Allan Shivers with party disloyalty, will try for the second time to wrest the Democratic nomination for governor from Shivers.
The 50-year-old Austin attorney and former district judge jumped in the race today, thereby assuring a test of whether Shivers lost votes when he supported Republican Dwight Eisenhower for the Presidency in 1952.
“As a Democrat, I will not stand idly by while the Democratic party is again betrayed,” Yarborough said in a prepared statement which made it clear he will make the question of party loyalty a major issue.
Shivers defeated Yarborough, 833,861 votes to 488,345, for the Democratic nomination in July, 1952.
That was prior to Shivers’ announcement he would support the Republican Presidential nominee because he thought Eisenhower stood for issues and concepts more fundamental than party regularity, Senterfitt Silent
With the filing deadline for statewide offices only four days away— midnight Monday—there still was no indication whether Texas speaker of the House Reuben Senterfitt would tangle with Shivers and Yarborough for the state’s top office.
Senterfitt said last Fall it was his intention to seek the governorship, but for the past two weeks he has delayed *a final statement of his plans.
A petition by San Saba County citizens seeking to place Senterfitt on the ballot was turned down by
state Democratic headquarters last w'eek because Senterfitt had not given written consent to be a candidate.
The only gubernatorial candidate who has formally filed for a place on the ballot is J. j. Holmes, Austin contractor.
Yarborough pointed up another issue: whether or not Texas voters believe in third elective terms for the office of governor.
“Hundreds and hundreds of people have phoned, wired, and written me, and thousands of others have petitioned me, to enter the race for governor, in order to stop the governorship of Texas from going by default to a power-mad political machine,” said Yarborough adding:
“It seeks what it calls a third term, but what in reality is a fourth term.”
He was referring to Shivers’ having served the remainder of the late Gov. B.eauford H. Jester’s term after Jester died in 1949.
Rain Runoff, Pumps Raise Lake Levels
All three Abilene municipal lakes were expected to receive good runoffs from Thursday rains.
Thursday night both Catclaw and Elm Creek were flowing into Fort Phantom Hill Lake nearly bank full.
Pumps at the station on the Clear Fork of the Brazos were started about 10 a. m. Wednesday. Rains on the river’s watershed before the local rains had brought tne Clear Fork up. Precipitation at the Lake was 1.2 inches before the last hard shower.
Lake Kirby was expected to rise about a foot from runoff. Lake-keeper Theo Baack said 2 inches of rain fell at the lake with that much or more falling on the watershed.
Rains near Lake Abilene were estimated at 3 inches. Rainfall at Wylie was 2 inches.
Elm Creek which flows into Fort Phantom was also reported out of banks between Buffalo Gap and Lake Abilene.
City Water and Sewer Supt. Curtis Harlan Jr. said Thursday night he would not have an estimate of the lakes’ catch until Friday morning.
House Beats Combat Troop Limit Bill
WASHINGTON. April 29 W-The House today upheld President Eisenhower’s request for a flexible world strategy by beating down, 214-37, a proposal to limit the use of American troops in combat zones.
Then it voted the armed services a post-Korea low of $28,684,250,486 in new money for the year ending in mid-1955. The defense bulget, which now goes to the Senate was approved on a rollcall vote of 377 to 0.
HE\SEL BESIDE OFFICERS—H. Struve Hensel, as-sistant secretary of defense, looks towards the chairman during an exchange with Sen. Joseph McCarthy iR-Wis) at the Senate subcommittee hearing in the Mc-Carthy-Army row in Washington. Left to right: Hensel, Lt. Col. J. L. Wood and Maj. Gen. Eugene Caffey. McCarthy suggested that high army officers should not “dignify” Hensel by sitting beside him at the hearing. This brought a demand for an apology from Hensel.
Schine Testifies; McCarthy Objects
AT BAIRD RODEO
Casey#s Bareback Ride Thrills Fans
By DUANE HOWELL Reporter-News Farm Writer
BAIRD, April 29 — They called him “Casey The Great” here Thursday night and even that seemed inadequate.
Casey Tibbs of Fort Pierre, S.
D. brought an estimated 3,000 spectators to their feet at the first performance of the seventh annual Callahan County rodeo Thursday night with a skillful bareback ride atop a savage bronc.
The two-time world champion bareback bronc rider, Tibbs, was only one of many of the night’s outstanding performers.
Bill Lindermann, Red Lodge, Mont., world champion all - around cowboy, exhibited the ability that has made him an all-time great rodeo performer.
Other famed cowboys adding luster to the Thursday night performance were Jim Shoulders of Henrietta, Okla., world champion all - round bull rider of 1949; and Harley May of Deming, N. M., world champion bulldogger of 1952.
Numerous other top cowboys from throughout the Southwest kept the crowd roaring with excitement.
Topping the calf roping event was Ralph Stone of Marlowe with a scintillating time of 13.6 seconds.
Pressing Stone was Jim Bob Al-tizer pt Del Rio with 16.5 seconds.
400 Homes Parade
One of the largest parades in the hisotiy of the event preceded the rodeo. The parade included more than 400 horses, a replica of an old stage coach that once ran through here, the Baird High School Band, and two floats.
More than 3,000 persons braved a drizzling rain to see the parade.
By rodeo time the weather was still threatening.
Complete calf roping time — Jim Bob Altizer of Del Rio with 16.5 seconds: Frank Rhoades of Throckmorton with 18.3 seconds; Ralph Stone of Marlowe with 13.5 seconds; with no time were John Hosea of Haskell, Rex Beck of
WASHINGTON, April 29. (fu-Pvt. G. David Schine, the millionaire draftee in the McCarthy-Pen-tagon case, took the witness stand and the TV spotlight today. And, under a protective barrage of shouted objections by his former boss, Sen. McCarthy (R — Wii), Schine testified:
1. McCarthy is right — Schine posed for a photograph with Secretary of the Army Stevens last Nov. 17 at the specific request of Stevens. The Army secretary says he doesn’t remember it that way at all.
2. McCarthy's Pentagon opponents are right on another point— a colonel standing beside Schine in the original picture was missing from the photo submitted by the McCarthy forces to Senate investigators. The Army side charges the original Air Force photo was “doctored.”
The wavyhaired, 6 feet 3 Schine took over the witness stand from Stevens over the vehement objections of McCarthy, who was far from finished with cross-examining the Army secretary and protested that to break up the testimony was “changing the ground rules in the middle of the game.”
McCarthy’s hottest blasts, however, were delivered after Schine —who said he gave the original photo to George Anastos of the In-
vestigations subcommittee staff last Thursday — testified he couldn’t remember whether Anas-tos attended a restaurant meeting of the McCarthy staff last Monday.
Ray H. Jenkins, special counsel to the subcommittee, demanded a yes or no answer, and McCarthy came up fighting.
He accused Jenkins of “badgering” Schine. He said the questioning was “indecent” and “improper” — “the most improper thing I’ve ever seen.” And he shouted: “Maybe it will serve a purpose— because the American people are watching this spectacle.”
Amid laughter, Schine explained he wanted a lawyer to advise him whether he ought to have a lawyer with him in further testimony. He’ll be back on the witness stand tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.
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By BILL TURNER
Tornadoes spun through mesquite pastures, hard rains fell, and creeks flooded as a storm line moved through Abilene late Thursday afternoon.
Three and possibly four tornadoes dipped down near Abilene Christian College. Another was reported near Nugent. A fourth was sighted near Elmdale.
Rains ranging from one-half to three inches fell along a north-south squall line from Munday to Winters.
The U. S. Weather Bureau reported 1.53 inches at Municipal Airport but up to 1.90 was reported within the city. Hail accompanied the rain at several points.
Elm Creek ran 500 yards wide between Buffalo Gap and Lake Abilene and three inches of rain was reported in that area.
Police said Catclaw Creek was way out of its oanks on Ambler Ave. and was up over streets at North 10th. 12th, 15th and 18th Sts. early Thursday night.
Cedar Creek was flooding at South 7th St. and at North 7th and 10th Sts., police said.
A. E. Lee, 1825 Cedar St., said he saw three tornadoes dip down to the ground just north of Abilene Christian College at 4:40 p.m. They lifted and moved on northeast.
C. L. James, shop foreman at Carter Engine. 2613 Pine St., said he and other employes of the firm saw a twister dip down in a mesquite pasture in the same area about 4:50 p.m.
John Downs, Route 1, saw a tornado hit the other side of Fort Phantom Hill Lake near Nugent at 5:15 p.m.
Twister in Air
A twister was spotted in the air near Elmdale about 6:30 p m. but it was not known if a tail from the swirling black cloud dipped down to the ground.
B. J. Crow of Route 4. and others at the Crow home hurried to a storm cellar when they saw the twister forming.
No damage was reported from any of the storms.
Baseball • size hail dented and chipped windows of a school bus full of children eight miles northwest of Abilene. Driver K. P. Osborn, 1790 North 18th St., said he moved his passengers to the opposite side of the bus away from the slanting hail. None was injured.
The Weather Bureau reported heavy hail between Hawley and the Onyx refinery here. Hail as big as small ice cubes fell at 2418 North 18th St. and light hail was reported at 2233 Walnut St.
There was an unconfirmed report of a funnel 15 miles west of Ballinger.
Tornado warnings were issued for Abilene and vicinity at noon and the area was not cleared by
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Forestry Day Slated
NACOGDOCHES, Tex., April 29 (i^—Stephen F. Austin College will be host May 8 to college forestry students and FFA members at the fifth annual Forestry Field Day. During the day the guests will engage in contests and watch demonstrations by forestry equipment companies.
$6.25 Million Bond Issue Endorsed by City Council
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By JOHN DANILSON
A $6ft million program involving the moving of two fire stations, and providing for long • range water, street and sewer developments likely will be put before Abilene voters, possibly this July.
Abilene City Commissioners informally voiced approval of an election for three bond programs during a meeting Thursday afternoon in the City Hall.
No vote was taken. The election date was not set.
Mayor C. E. Gatlin said at the conclusion of the meeting that the city now proposes to discuss the program with the Abilene Chamber of Commerce.
City Manager Austin P. Hancock said the three items to be decided at the election tentatively are: (1) $5 million worth of water and sewer bonds; (2) $1 million worth oi street improvement bonds; and
3) a bond issue of $250,000 to finance fire station work.
Street Projects Proposed
City Engineer M. M. Anderson compiled a suggested schedule of street and drainage improvements for the next five years to be financed by the street bonds, Hancock said.
The consulting engineering firm of Freese & Nichols recently reported to the City Commission on water and sewer development to be done within the next five years, Hancock said.
The two fire stations, after being moved, would be larger and would contain more equipmnt than at present.
One, the main fire station now at North Fourth and Cedar Sts., would be moved to North Second and Mulberry Sts. to become headquarters there. The station now is on a busy street and in a congested area, GaUin said.
South Side Station
The other now at South 11th and Meander Sts., would be moved to a point about two blocks south of McMurry College. The site already has been purchased as a site for a lli-million gallon elevated steel tank.
The tank would be financed under water and sewer bonds. The fire stations would be financed under the fire station bonds.
Participating in the discussion were City Commissioners Jack Minter, Dr. W. D. Rich and J. Floyd Mai com, and Gatlin, Han
cock and Anderson.
“I think we ought to set a target date <for the election),” Gatlin said “What about September — or the Democratic primary in July?”
“We ought to get the thinking of the people who will put it over,” Hancock said.
Gatlin for July Election
“Let’s tentatively set July,” Gatlin said.
Hancock recommended that the city sell the bonds in portions over a period of time, not all at one time.
No agreement was reached on the length of time in which to retire the bonds. Minter and Hancock suggested 30 years for the water and sewer bonds, and 20 years for the street improvement bonds. Malcom suggested a 15-year limit on the street bonds.
Hancock said a principal feature of the street bonds would be to continue the present volunteer paving program. This, in general, involves each resident paying the cost of paving abutting his property, with the city supplying the engineering and paving the intersections.
A principal sewer job planned is removal of the sewage disposal
plant from the Lake Fort Phantom Hill watershed. This would eliminate the flow of sewage from the plant into Fort Phantom.
Water Supply Projects
The following « ater supply projects are planned:
(1) Channeling Deadman Creek water into Fort Phantom.
(2) The construction of detention dams on Mulberry Creek and gates at the Clear Fork pumping station. These would slow runoff from rains to allow more water to be pumped into Fort Phantom.
<3) Installing a number of new water distribution lines.
Dr. Rich said the bond issues would have to be retired with the help of a future generation. The cost should be spread out, so that a large amount does not come due all at one time, he said.
Hancock said the cost could bo spread out. The present generation inherited a substantial load from a past generation, he added.
Discussion concerning maintenance of streets drew from Malcom an observation that the city has “a big program to put present pavement in shape.” Some streets in Abilene are now in “terrible’* condition, Malcom sakL