Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 6, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 48AiMciated Pnu (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1954—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 9c, SUNDAY lOe
FALLEN CONSTELLATION — The Air France Constellation which crashed in Preston City, Conn., with 37 persons is still smoking, its wing resting near a tree. All passengers and crew survived,
AIRPORT PRICE STANDS
New Sites Sought For Fairgrounds
Kefauver Gets Early Tennessee Vote Lead
Clement Leading For Re-election
By EARLE WALKER
Other locations along with the old Municipal Airport will be considered for a county agricultural and livestock center.
That decision came Thursday afternoon. immediately after the City Commission refused to lower its price on a proposed tract within the old airport.
The commission had previously agreed to take $65,000 for 129 acres which the county and Abilene Chamber of Commerce are eyeing. One hundred acres would be for the exposition center, and 29 for right-of-way for Highway .36. The total price figured about $500 an acre.
Commission members said at a meeting Thursday afternoon that they felt the land is really worth $1,000 an acre.
In the huddle at City Hall were tha City Commission, the Taylor County Commissioners Court and a Chamber of Commerce subcommittee of the C-C Agriculture and Livestock Committee.
County Judge Reed Ingalsbe urged the city to make the airport ground available as cheap
ly as possible. He suggested $350 an acre. The city officials stood their ground on their original $500 offer.
Just after leaving the three-group meeting, the county commissioners court and C-C Committee members held a session in the City Hall. It was decided that Joe Cooley, C-C manager, would make a survey of ail possible sites in the county. He will get information as I to the prices asked, the elevations, the facilities, and the cost of providing water and sewer service.
Cooley plans to have a report ready by Monday, Aug. 16.
“We had hoped the City Commission would sell the airport land ' at a lower price,” County Judge Ingalsbe said after the two meetings. “After today’s meeting with them, we know they won’t."
Ingalsbe said in the conference of the three groups that the county contemplates calling an election on a $600,060 bond issue to finance the livestock and agricultural center. He commented that every dollar spent in buying the site will be just that much less for the buildings.
German Dockworkers Collide With Police
BREMERHAVEN, Germany. Aug. 5 ÜP — German dockworkers fought with police here today during a German reviewing team’s inspection of a residential area the U.S. Army intends to requisition for a seven-million-dollar housing project. German officials blamed Communist agitators.
A man and a woman, described as “known Red agitators.” were jailed as the ringleaders of the iirawl which broke out when the team tried to visit the 25 homes that are to be razed.
Some of the 80 Germans living in the area complained and about 1,000 dock workers left their jobs to join the melee. Fists and clubs flew until police reinforcements quelled the rioters. Several persons were injured. *
City officials said a Communist party leader had been seen inciting the people to riot and shouting anti-American epithets. They said most of the Germans in the area have said they were willing to
move lo other homes found for them.
The construction project will enable the Army to turn back 741 homes to the Germans, the city said. Authorities added that plan.s have been made to take care of the dispossessed without hardships.
War-damaged Bremerhaven is the main German port supplying a quarter-million U.S. troops stationed throughout Germany. Most of the troops stationed here are connected with these supply operations.
The Communist party has maintained a continuous barrage of propaganda against U.S. military personnel and their activities here. Red agitators constantly appeal to workers to sabotage American supply work.
Trouble started brewing recently when owners of the houses received eviction notices. The Army had issued the orders under laws giving occupation forces in Germany the right to take over property to fill their needs.
“Maybe you ought to make your bond issue a little bigger,” City Commissioner J. Floyd Malcom said.
Ingalsbe replied: “We could do that, but I don’t w'ant it to be any more than $600,000 if we can j avoid it.” !
Malcom reported that at Odessa a half-million-dollar coliseum is being built, entirely at county expense. The City of Odessa is paying nothing, he said.
“That county obviously has a lot of money,” Ingalsbe answered. “But it doesn’t have the tax rate of Taylor County. We have recently had to raise our rate, but it was the first time in many years.” Malcom: “Isn’t about 80 per
cent of your (county) valuation in the city of Abilene?”
Ingalsbe agreed that it is.
Sympathy Voiced Mayor C. Gatlin said: “We can’t reduce price far below the going price of such land and still have the endorsement of the people. However, we are entirely in sympathy with your need.”
City Commissioner Jack Min-; ter reported that some people have I offered the city as much as $1,000 per acre for part of the old airport.
Judge Ingalsbe argued that the See FAIR. Pf. t-A, Col. f |
Shivers fo Fly To Sweelwater Strategy Meet
SWEETWATER, Aug. 5 (RNS)— Gov. Allan Shivers will spearhead a planning committee meeting here Saturday afternoon for campaign managers and key supporters from 19 counties in this area.
The meeting is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Blue Bonnet Hotel.
Gov. Shivers will arrive by plane from Lubbock and is expected to return to Austin after the meeting.
R. E. Gracey. chairman of the Nolan County Shivers campaign, said that plans will be made for the runoff election Aug. 28. He said the meeting will be private. Organize District HQ
In conjunction with Shivers’ visit, the governor’s campaign headquarters for the 13 counties in the 24th Senatorial District and six other neighboring counties will be opened here.
Gracey will be in charge of the office to be located in the old J. C. Penney building.
“We are going to organize the district county by county and precinct by precinct in an effort to acquaint the people with facts concerning the accomplishments of Gov. Shivers." Gracey said.
The 24th Senatorial District is composed of the following counties:
Borden, Dicken, Fisher, Stonewall, Garza, Howard, Jones, Kent, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Taylor.
Other counties to be served by the headquarters are Coke, Coleman. Glasscock, Runnels and Sterling.
Snyder Boy, 12,
Hi WHh Polio
Eddie Brown, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Berdette Brown of Snyder, was admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital Thursday with polio.
The youth has shown no signs of paralysis and is in fair condition, according to his doctor.
Robert Lee Maddux, 17, of Ranger was admitted Wednesday with polio hut as yet it has not been determined If he will suffer any paralysis.
His sister. Mary Jane Mai^ux, 15, is in th« hospital with her right arm paralyzed from polio. She was admitted Sunday and is reported to be in good condition.
They are th« children of Mrs. Lula Maddux, a Ranger widow.
Hospital attendants report that 14 patients are now in the polio ward.
Greenback Shortages Wrinkle Demos’ Brow
KANSAS CITY. Mo,. Aug. S (iiv-A shortage of money—the green stuff that is the fuel for political campaigns—is troubling Democratic party chieftains on the eve of their big effort to capture control of Congress in the November election.
That’s the main reason they are gathering here from all parts of the nation for a council of war tomorrow that will include a brief pep talk from the veteran campaigner, former President Harry S. Truman, who is recovering from a recent operation for removal of his gall bladder and appendix.
Even though still weak, Truman wanted to invite Adlal Stevenson, tha 1952 Democratic presidential nominee, Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell, and some 65 others to his home at nearby Independence for a get-together. But friends said Mrs. Truman “put her foot down on'the idea” be-rauM sha felt It would be too much of a strain on her husband.
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brief appearance after dinner tomorrow night and give the group his counsel. His old political friends will be asked not to exhaust him by offering to shake hands.
Mitchell mailed out invitations to party leaders and others who have helped raise money for the Democrats in the past. The call came at a time when the Democrats ar« finding that money doesn’t come easily to a party that is beaten in a presidential campaign.
While Democratic leaders have shown no public alarm over the situation, they concede that money has trickled in at a rate too slow to finance a real fighting campaign. They are hopeful this meeting will be the shot in the arm that is needed.
During the first four months of this year, the National Committee had collected only $263,000 against a budget for the year of $1,455,000, In this same period. Democratic state organizations had paid only $74,069 of their lOOd’.SuO quota. MitdMtf bopea to pal on a drtva
that will enable the Democrats to spend $475,000 in helping their candidates in Senate and House campaigns.
Democrats say the Republicans will have a 1954 budget of about $3,800,000 to draw against in the off-year November elections—and that a Democratic budget of $475.-000 is absolutely essential in the coming months.
Stevenson, recently returned from a trip to Alaska, has been the party’s big money-raiser to date. Democratic sources say he ha.s raised more than $500,000 in 1953-54 for the National CoiVimit-tee and state organizations through dinners and speeches.^
Stevenson and Mitchell are expected to visit Truman at his home tomorrow morning for a brief con-ferenca before the meeting the larger group.
Among early arrivals here were William Boyle Jr., of Coral Gables. Fla., former Democratic chairman Charles Murphy, former counsel for Truman; and Donald Dawson, a former White Houae aidf.
Red China Rejects U. S. Plane Note
LONDON, Aug. S i^Red China has blandly shipped back an American note protesting against a death-dealing attack on a British Airliner off Hainan July 33. it was officially disclosed tonight. For the second time, the Chinese Communists refused even to consider such a protest.
The United States had demanded compensation for three Americans killed and three injured and had called for “appropriate punishment” of those responsible. It has also denounced the attack on two American rescue planes which led to the destruction of two (Tiinese fighter planes three days after the airliner fell.
Peiping radio, quoting a new China News Agency dispatch, said Deputy Foreign Minister Chang Han Fu yesterday had “categorically rejected a U.S, government document designed to entangle the case of the British airliner unwar-rantedly.”
“It is known that the British airliner accident is being solved through diplomatic channels between the Chinese and British governments and has nothing to do with the U.S. government.”
CLEMENT TAKES LEAD—Gov. Frank Clement was far ahead of his opponent, Gordon Browning, in early returns of the gubernatorial race in Tennessee’s Democratic primary. Gov. Clement, well-known in West Texas, was the speaker at Snyder’s Chamber of Commerce banquet this year.
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ABILENE AND VICINITY — Clear to partly cloudy and continued hot Erlrtav and Saturday. High temperature both daya near 100 degree«. Low Friday night
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Clear to partly cloudy and hot Friday and Saturday.
WEST TEXAS — Partly cloudy and hot Friday and Saturday with widely scattered afternoon thunderahowers mostly in Panhandle and west of the Pecoe Valley.
EAST TEXAS — Generally fair and hot Friday and Saturday.
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Fair and hot Friday and Saturday.
TEMPERATURES Thure.-A. M. Thura.-P. M.
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7» ............ 4:30 102
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7« ............ «;30 100
79 ............ 7:30 9«
«3 ............ 8:30 «
85 ............ 9:30 »
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92 ............ 11. 30 ............ —
94 ............ 13:30 —
High and low temperaturee for *4 houre ended at 8:30 p.m.: 103 and 77.
High and low temperatures same date last year: 94 and 73.
Sunset last night 7:34 p.m. Sunrise today 5:56 a.m. Sunaet tonight 7:35 p.m.
Barometer reading at 9:30 p.m. 28.07.
Relative humidity at 9:30 p.m. 32 per cent.
ESTES KEFAUVER . . . tekpfl lead
I MILLIONTH PERSON FLOWN
DALLAS iJPt — An Amarillo theatre executive Thursday became Pioneer Airline’s 1,000,-000th passenger,
Lester R. DoUison. who heads Western Enterprise, Inc., a moviehouse chain, gained that distinction when he stepped aboard a Pioneer Martin 202 at Austin Thursday morning.
Sth Amendment Bill Gets House Okay
WASHINGTON (iB-The House passed 293-55 Wednesday a bill designed to force some witnesses in national security cases to give testimony they could otherwise withhold because of the Fifth Amendment guarantee against self-incrimination.
The bill differs considerably both from the recommendations of Atty. Gen. Brownell and from a measure on the same subject passed by the Senate last year. But it is the first of the administration’s antisubversive proposals to pass both houses in some form.
Use More Water, Snyder Pleads
SNYDLR, Tex., Aug. 5 -
Water-%hort cities note: Snyder, in West Texas, has a population that isn’t using as much water as the city manager would like.
“There is plenty available,” said City Manager B.J. Shelly. “If we could get the people to use more water our production facilities could be operated more economically."
Snyder's water supply is Lake J.B. Thomas, a surface reservoir on the Colorado River. At last reports it held enough water to supply Snyder, Big Spring and Odessa for three years.
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Senate Panel Backs Debt Limit Increase
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 tfU-The Treasury won ¿ipproval from the Senate Finance Committee today for a six-billion-dollar boost in the present debt limit of 275 billion dollars.
The increase would be temporary, until next June 30, and the Treasury would be under notice it had to get back under the present limit by then.
It was not all the Treasury asked, but it was a partial victory for the administration and it marked a change in the hitherto adamant opposition by Sen. Byrd (D-Va) to any increase.
It was Byrd who proposed the six billion boost, adopted by the Finance Committee by a vote reported to be 9-6. Just a year ago the committee killed 11-4 a request by the administration for a 15-billion-doUar boost.
Chairman Millikin (R-Colo) said Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey asked the committee for a permanent increase of five billion in the debt limit, plus a temporary increa.se of another five billion until next June 30.
A 1953 House bill approving a 15 billion increase to 290 billion is still alive and Senate committM approval of the temporary six billion increase was in the form of an amendment to the House measure. Whatever sum the Senate
Light Rain Spotted in Midland Area
Light rain was falling Thursday evening in the Midland area, the U. S. Weather Bureau reported,
A trace had faUen there by 6:30 Ptn-
A weather observer here said radar indicated light showers in a triangular area from 10 miles northwest of Colorado City to the Midland vicinity to about 50 rpUes east of Lubbock.
Conditions for light rain will continue in far West Texas Friday, hut no rain is expected in the Abilene area.
Continued hot weather is the forecast for Abilene Friday and Saturday, with high temperature« both days near 100 degrees.
The mercury nere hit 101 degree« Thursday, the hottest day lince July 31 when 107 waa recorded.
okays would have to be adjusted later with the House figure.
On Aug. 3 the federal debt subject to the legal limit was $274,-050,016,864.28 and Treasury officials have been restive at having to operate under such a dose margin.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 5 (AP) — Sen. Estes Kefauv-er and Gov. Frank Clement rolled up leads of better than 2-1 tonight in their renomination bids on the basis of r^ turns for about half the precincts in today’s Democratic primary.
And in the Republican primary balloting, Ray H. Jenkins of Knoxville, who says he won’t run if nominated held a commanding .lead for the senatorial nomination. Jenkins was special counsel in the Army-McCarthy hearings.
A statewide Democratic primary is the same as election in Tennessee.
With Democratic primary returns in from 1,360 of th# state’s 2,591 precincts, here was the picture:
Kefauver, in his first vote test since he tried f()r the Democratic presidential nod two years ago, led his opponent, Rep. Pat Sutton, with 125,893 votes to 53,176 for the congressman.___
The 34-year-old Clement, youngest governor in the nation and mentioned by supporters as a vice-presidential possibility in 1956, led former Gov. Gordon Browning,
147,696 to 58,659.
'The totals Included vote counts from all sections of the state plus a sprinkling of big-city boxes, which remained opened longer than those in other areas.
The 1,360 precincts tabulated represent about 30 per cent of an estimated total vote of 650,000, and veteran observers believed the trend already was etablished.
A third man in the governor’s race — Raulston SchooUield — attracted only a nominal viAe with his candidacy which was based primarily on a pro-segregation platform. His vote total was 8,913.
In the GOr balloting, Jenkins went ahead of Robert Gregory of Memphis for the Republican senatorial nomination by a vote of 1,871 to Gregory’s 265. Republicans do not hold primaries in every county.
Jenkins was qualified for the race by friends without his consent. and his name appeared on the ballot became he failed to formally withdraw. The Knoxville lawyer says he won’t be a candidate in November even if he wins the nomination.
Rep. Carroll Reece, former Republican national chairman and one of five Tennessee congressmen with primary opposition, apparently won easy renomination by defeating Hassel Evans. With 101 precincts of 218 reporting, Reece led 9.213 to 3,790.
Cistern Blast Badly Burns Peacock Man
PEACOCK, Aug. 5 (RNS)-Wal-ter Jones, about 40, of Peacock, was critically burned about 5 p.m. Thursday.
The accident occurred while Jones was cleaning out a cistern on the Tom Matthews ranch, near Peacock. Witnesses said after Jones entered the clstwm, sa explosion lottowed m short time later.
He was brought to Aspermont Hospital and Clinic, and was later transferred in a Springer Funeral Home ambulance to the Stamford Sanitarium.
An attending physician at the sanitarium reported Jones’ condition as being “extremely critical’* Thursday night.
Polio Strikes Boy After Vaccination
HOUSTON, Aug. 5 IT)- Danny Ray Williams, 8-year-old second grader who was among the 10,000 Harris County youngsters to receive the three anti-polio vaccine shots, was admitted to a polio clinic today.
Attendants said It would be from 24 hours to several days before II can be determined definitely whether the case is paralytic or non-paralytic.
DANIEL GIVES OK
Johnson Blocks Morrow's Nomination to UN Group
BY ELIZABETH CARPENTER Reporter-News WashlngtoR Bareau
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 — Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas is holding up Senate action on the nomination of Wright Morrow of Houston to be an alternate delegate to the session of the United Nations General Assembly this fall, it was reliably learned Thursday.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee sources said there has been a “hitch” on the Morrow nomination which has prevented the n<Mn-inations of the entire 10-member U. S. delegation to the US General Assembly from being transmitted to the Senate for a confirmation vote.
The “hitch,” these sources said, is that Johnson has not yet given his approval to Morrow.
Interviewed, Jenson snapped; “I know absolutely nothing about it.”
Johnson would say nothing more.
President Eisenhower recently nominated five to be delegates to the UN Assembly and five more to be alternates. Morrow is one of the alternates. Senate confirmation is required.
When the nominations arrived at the Senate, they were referred, as is the custom, to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for initial consideration.
The committee approved the 10 names on July 27 and ordered them sent to the Senate for the confirmation vote, pending the customary check with the home-state senators oi each person involved.
Roweviv, when Johnami’i approval wae not reeetoed. the «nimit-
WRIGHT MORROW . . . cMtroverslal Deme
tec stopped the nominations, and they are now back before the committee again, rather Uian before the Senate^
Committee sources said Sen. Price Daniel of Texas has given his OK to Morrow’s nomination.
There has been tome behind-the-scenes discussion, it was learned reliably, of quietly dropping Morrow's nomination and getting a substitute for it sent from the White House. There has been no final decision yet. aparently.
Morrow has been in a controversy for more than a year with the Democratic National Committee over whether Morrow is Texas' Democratto aaticuuü eonunltte*' man. Morrow wm formally alected
to the poet at the 1952 Democratlo national convention, but broke with the party and supported P r « s i -dent Eisenhower in the 1^ election.
Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell contends that Morrow resigned and that he accepted it. Morrow says he never submitted a resignation to the National Cixiunittee. but that he gave one only to the State Democratic Committee which was rejected by that group. At the most recent meeting of the Democratic National Committee, Morrow was told by Mitchell that the post of Democratic national committeeman for Texas is vacant. Morrow does not hold the office, Mitchell declaed.
Apparently the appointment of Morrow to the team of 10 delegates and alternates to the UN meeting is on the basis of his connection as a Democrat. In the past, the group of ten has included at least four members of the minority party. Those nominated for this session, however, are ail Republicans with the exception of Morrow and Sen. J. William Ful-bright of Ark^sas. Fulbright is to be a delegam while Morrow is an alternate.
Morrow’s name has frequently figured in speculation for diplomatic poets.
Earlier this year, he was mentioned as a poesiMe candidate for the U. S. Senate in opposition to Sen. Johnson in tha Democratto primary. However, he latM announced that despite the urging of frienda, ha would aot ha a eand6