Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 7, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 49
Auot^ted Pro, (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 7, 1954—FOURTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
Solon Labels Claims False
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 — Sen.
McCarthy (R-Wis) claimed tonight that some of the charges made by those who want the Senate to censure him have already “fallen by the wayside.’’
“The Annie Lee Moss charge has fallen. The Parrish charge has fallen,’’ he said in a brief talk before television and newsreel cameras.
These charges were made against the Wisconsin senator by Senators Flanders iR-Vt' and Ful-bright (D-Ark) and were among the 46, some overlapping, which have been referred to a special Senate committee for consideration.
Flanders accused McCarthy of “conducting his committee in such a slovenly and unprofessional way that cases of mistaken identity have resulted in grievous hardship or have made his committee, and thereby the Senate, appear ridicu-lou.s. Examples; Annie Lee .Moss; Lawrence W'. Parrish, subpoenaed
Radio, TV Fate Ban In Hearings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 JV-Senators drafted to investigate censure charges against Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis> today picked Sen. Watkins <R-Utah» as chairman and decided to bar TV and radio from the hearings.
They also announced they would proceed without undue speed or undue delay. Hearings apparently will not get underway before the week after next at the earliest, after the weeding out of some of the more minor complaints among 46 specific accusations against McCarthy. Some of the charges overlap.
The committee met behind closed doors for nearly two hours today with Vice President Nixon silting in. The six members, three Democrats, three Republicans, named Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) as vice chairman.
McCarthy inquiries figured in a sort of senatorial triple play today.
While one committee went through preliminaries of a new investigation of his conduct, another assembled to see what can be done af)out whipping out a report on the last one in which he was a princi-pal—the 36 days of turbulent hearings on McCarthy’s scrap with Army officials.
In the midst of this activity, McCarthy’s own Investigations subcommittee quuzed witne.sses in a closed session on what the Wisconsin senator says is evidence of broad Communist infiltration of defense plants. Lawrence W. Parrish of Quincy, Mass., and Miss Dian-tha Hoag of Buffalo, N.Y., told newsmen they had refused to answer some questions put to them, invoking the Fifth Amendment.
and brought to Washington instead ot Lawrence T. Parrish.’’ Lawrence W., Parrish, who works in the Bethlehem Steel Co. shipyards at Quincy. Mass., was excused with an apology when he appeared before McCarthy’s investigations subcommittee July 19 during a probe of alleged Communist infiltration of defense plants, Parrish Recalled But he was recalled today and at a closed session, McCarthy reported, refused to answer some questions about communism on the grounds he might incriminate himself. Parrish confirmed that he had invoked the Fifth Amendment when he left the hearing room, “We found out today he was the right man,’’ McCarthy said. “We invited Flanders down to examine the witness if he cared to do so.’’ He added that Flanders had left town and didn’t show up.
Regarding Annie Lee Moss, Ful-bright has charged that McCarthy “strongly implied in public hearings of his own subcommittee that Annie Lee Moss, an employe of the Pentagon ‘was known to be a member of the Communist party and that if she testified she would perjure herself—before he had given her a chance to testify.’’
Not a Red Mrs. Moss swore that she had never been a Communist, After she testified that there were other Annie Lee Mosses in Washington, and an undercover informant aiding the subcommittee was unable to identify her, some members said it looked like a case of mistaken identity,
Mrs. Moss has been suspended from her civilian job with the Army, then restored to a less sensitive post after the hearing.
But last W’ednesday she was suspended again on the basis of what the Army called “new information.” This apparently was what McCarthy was referring to when he said “the Annie Lee Most charge has fallen.”
Mrs. Moss’ attorney says the only new information against her is an accusation that she was issued membership card No. 37,269 in the Communist party in 1943. The attorney said he was convinced his client knew nothing of any such card.
TRUTH POPS, TALE FLOPS
CREEDE, Colo, (iPV-Some-w'here in Colorado there’s a whopping fish story being told, but not by a fisherman.
Thieves stole four big trout—alive—from th,e outdoor tanks at the federal fish hatchery here Thursday, The fish included two rainbows weighing more than six pounds each and two kamloops which bettered three pounds.
T&P Worker Killed; Funeral at Dublin
STEPHENVILLE, Aug. 6 (RNS) —Funeral for Roy Oliver Kunkler, 55, a construction worker for Texas and Pacific Railway, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harrell Funeral Chapel at Dublin.
Burial will be in old Dublin Cemetery.
Mr, Kunkler was killed Friday morning near Putnam. He was struck by a train as he and a section crew were attempting to remove a motor car from the tracks.
Mr. Kunkler was born near Dublin and lived in Erath County most of his life. He moved here from Dublin about a year ago.
Surviving him are his wife and two daughters, Anna Kunkler and Daisy Kunkler, all of Stephenville.
Verbal Shots By (andidales Pep up Race
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ralph Yarborough and Gov. Alla Shivers took verbal pot-shots at each other from opposite ends of Texas Friday night.
Each of the two candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor in the Aug. 28 runoff election made slate-wide broadcasts, Shivers’ was transcribed from Amarillo. Yarborough spoke at Corpus Christi.
Shivers said Yarborough misled Negro voters on the segregation issue to get their votes in the first primary.
Yarborough said Shivers answered with “nothing” to pleas from “farms, cities and industries” to do something about the state’s water situation.
Saturday, Shivers scheduled meetings with campaign workers in Lubbock and Sweetwater and will return to Austin Saturday night. Yarborough opens a fast-paced speaking tour that will carry him through Edna, El Campo, Wharton. Columbus, Rosenberg, Richmond and then into Houston late Saturday.
Yarborough in a speech prepared for delivery <8 p.m.) rapped Shivers’ action on the water problem and proposed the creation of an elected state water board to plan and guide water conservation.
He said Texas needs a state agency “with authority and means to plan and guide water conservation in Texas the same way our Railroad Commission plans and guides oil and gas conserv’ation,”
Yarborough said if elected governor he would give such an elect ed agency “sufficient statutory authority to get the job done.”
The governor devoted most of his speech to the issue of segregation in schools, but he also spoke on the state’s water problem.
Shivers hit at what he said was Yarborough’s misleading of Negro voters.
“As soon as the first primary election ended, my opponent thought he had the Negro vote in the bag. so, in almost his first statement, he announced he was for segregation.
Shivers was at Pampa when his Amarillo speech was transcribed, attending a rodeo.
Yarborough, in his speech, said “Texas needs to invest some 400 million dollars for its own in water conservation projects, and I believe every dollar can be raised through the sale of revenue bonds.”
He also said the first primary vote meant “681.069 Texas Democrats voiced their opposition to a third term for the governor of Texas . .
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Senate Slates Farm Prop Vote Monday
KNOWN OVER WORLD—The famous Dionne quintuplets look through the window of a convent where they once stayed during a visit to New York City. From left, are Emilie, Marie, Annette, Cecile and Yvonne.
Famous Quint, Emilie Dionne, Dies in Quebec
STE. AGATHE, Que., Aug. 6 i-P —Emilie Dionne, one of the famous quintuplets, died today at a Roman Catholic hostel near this resort center in the Laurentian hills.
She was described as a victim of epilepsy since she was 3. The girl who celebrated her aoth birthday with her four sisters May 28 suffered three strokes prior to her death.
Two occurred last night and the third—the fatal one—while she lay in her bed this morning at the hostel operated for old folks by the Oblate Sisters of Mary Immaculate.
A sister of the quintuplets, Mrs. Maurice Girouard, disclosed that Emilie had been a victim of polio 17 years ago and since had been afflicted with fainting spells.
Mrs. Girouard, an attractive darkeyed woman holding a baby
Unlimited Talk Ends Saturday
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (/P)—The Senate agreed unanimously today to limit debate on its controversial farm bill beginning Monday and to start voting on the measure then.
Unlimited debate on the legislation will continue through tomorrow. Senators have been arguing the merits of the bill for three days and nights.
Flexible vs. Rigid
A key issue is the administration’s request for a flexible system of price support to replace the rigid 90 per cent of parity supports now in effect for major crops.
When the Senate meets at noon Monday a five-hour limitation will apply to debate on this question.
A dispute over who would allocate this debating tinrie temporarily snagged the complicated agreement requiring unanimous consent.
Republican Leader Knowland of California and Democratic Leader Johnson of Texas, who worked out the agreement, proposed that Chair-
9 of 10 UN Appointees Win Senate Okay; Morrow Passed
By LESLIE CARPENTER Reporter-Nrws Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, D. C.. Aug. 6 -Developments were fast Friday in the controversy over the nomination of Wright Morrow of Houston to be an alternate delegate to the United Nations General Assembly this fall, resulting in confusion over the possible outcome.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee failed to act on Morrow’s nomination when it approved the nominations of the nine others President Eisenhower named to make up the U. S. 10-member UN team. Committee sources empha sized Morrow was not disapproved, but, rather, no action was taken.
No Confirmation Texas Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson would neither confirm nor deny that he is opposed to Morrow having the job and that it is Johnson’s oposition which is holding Mo-row back. Reliable sources continued to report that Johnson is Morrow’s major stumbling block.
However, a committee member •aid that a group of Democratic aerators have joined Johnson in opposing Morrow because they feel the UN delegation is not as “bipartisan” as it has been in the past.
It was pointed out that the 10-member slate President Eisenhower named consisted ot eight Republicans; Morrow, who supported President Ersenhower in the 1952 campaign; ana Sen. J. William Fulbnght ID-Ark.). Never be
fore has the minority party had fewer than three members of the 10-member delegation, and it has usually had four, this senator said.
The Senator said if the Democrats are to have only two on the delegation, they should be two Democrats who have stuck with the party.
Could Withdraw Name There appeared to be three possible solutions to the controversy over Morrow, according to informed sources. They are:
<1> President Eisenhower could withdraw Morrow’s name and nominate another person in his place. Johnson has reportedly suggested this, recommending another Texan whose identity could not be learned.
»2» A .showdown can be held on Morrow’s nomination in the senate. Contirmation for the .post by the Senate is required.
<3» President Eisenhower can wait until the Senate leaves town and give Morrow a “recess” appointment as an UN alternate. Former President Truman did this in the Phillip Jessup case. Fearing
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Jessup, who was controversial and was a target of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy <R-Wis), could not win Senate confirmation, Mr. Truman waited for the Senate to adjourn before appointing Jessup.
The offices of Johnson and Sen. Price Daniel reported that telephone lines were busy with Texas calls all day. Many of Morrow’s friends apparently telehoned both Senator*. There were also a large group of telegrams from Morrow supporters.
Daniel and Johnson were closeted a large part of the afternoon in a conference, and neither would reveal the outcome of their discussion of the Morrow controversy.
Daniel has approved the Morrow nomination. But Daniel has also written a letter to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles asking him as a “courtesy” to notify the home-state Senators involved of appointments before they are sent to the Senate. Daniel said he had no knowledge of the Morrow nomination to the UN post before it was transmitted to the Senate.
The other nine members of the UN team, all reported favorably j to the Senate, are U. S. Ambassador to the I'N Ilmrv Cabot LoJ^e Jr.. Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-.NJ>. C. I) Jackson of New j York. Charles H. Mahoney of Michigan, Roger W. Straus of New York. James W. Wadsworth of New York, Mr*. Oswald B. Lord of New York. Abe M. Johnson of Washington and Sen. FiUbright.
Widow of Abilene Rancher Injured
COLORADO CITY, Aug. 6 (RNS) — Mrs. John D. Windham of 1381 Amarillo St., Abilene, widow of a weathy Abilene and Callahan County rancher, was hospitalized in Root Memorial Hospital in Colorado City Friday afternoon after an automobile accident at 1 p.m. seven miles east of here.
Mrs. Windham suffered a broken hip and lacerations about the face. She was accompanied by her granddaughter, Dianne Davidson of Midland, who received only a cut beneath the chin.
The accident occurred when Mrs. Windham lost control of her car, which skidded into a ditch and overturned
Mrs. Windham was returning from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Hoy Davidson of Midland.
Her granddaughter was planning to visit in Abilene.
PRINCE—Emilie Dionne when a child liked costumes. Here she appears as a prince.
on her knee, arrived Mith her husband by automobile to take charge of the body.
She said she was not familiar with the medical tenn for the illness Emilie suffered after the polio. Others here who knew the dead girl referred to it as epilepsy.
So far as known here, published reports concerning Emilie in the past had never referred to either polio or epilepsy.
Findings of an autopsy were awaited to determine the nature of the three strokes Emilie suffered.
The autopsy will be performed in Montreal tomorrow by Dr. Rosario Fontaine. Quebec Province’s top medico-legal expert. It was ordered by District Coroner Jean-Louis Taillon.
Coroner Taillon said there must be an autopsy because no physician was present when Emilie died.
Yesterday she was seen by residents of the hostel neighborhood, two miles from Ste. Agathe, strolling normally about the institu
tion’s grounds at Lac Brule. She wore the dark habit of the Oblate order.
She is said to have joined the order as a novice.
Emilie's death stunned authorities at the hostel and officials who had to contend with the formalities it created.
The Oblate Sisters declined to discuss any details. Msgr. S. Noiseux, who as parish priest has charge of the institution, referred all queries to Provincial Police headquarters in Montreal.
The officer on duty at Montreal Pros’incial Police headquarters said his only information was that Emilie had been sick and the district coroner. Dr. Jean-Louis Taillon, had ordered an autopsy to try to esta^ish the nature of the illness.
A captain of Ste. Agathe municipal police mounted guard over the main entrance of the hostel, I’hospice de I’Acceuil Gai, (Hostel of the Gay W'elcome) and told reporters:
“The sisters have had many visi-
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AT SWEETWATER TODAY
200 Supporters Due At Shivers' Parley
SWEETWATER. Aug. 6-More than :W0 key supporters of Gov. Allan Shivers have indicated they will meet with the governor here Saturday afternoon to organize a “precinct level’’ campaign for his re-election in the Aug. runoff.
Representatives of each precinct in this 21-county campaign district are to attend a meeting with the governor at 1:30 p.m. in the Blue Bonnet Hotel.
Shivers will arrive from Lubbock by commercial plane at 12:30 p.m., R. E. Gracey. Shiver’s campaign manager in this district, said. The governor is expected to return to Austin immediately after the meeting.
Gracey said a welcoming delegation of from 25 to 50 people will meet Shivers at Sweetwater Airport.
“We’ve been getting an enthusiastic response from all of our supportera through this area,” Gra-
cey said Friday night. “Phone caJis have been coming in from them all day. They say this time they won’t be caught napping as in the first primary.”
Gracey said the meeting with the governor will be semi-private. It will be an organizational meeting for campaign workers. “We hope to have the governor here for a public appearance later,” Gracey said.
Counties included in the campaign district are Dickens, Garza. Kent, Stonewall. Borden, Scurry, Fisher, Jones, Shackelford. Howard, Mitchell, Nolan. Taylor. Glasscock, Sterling, Coke, Runnels, Coleman. Irion. Tom Green and Concho
Gracey. Roscoe stock farmer, is in charge of the district campaign headquarters for Shivers which opened here Fnday in tha old J. C. Penney building.
New Atomic Talks May Avert Strike
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 UF)-Di-rector W'hitley P. McCoy of the Federal Mediation Service announced tonight that new government-sponsored negotiations have been arranged Monday in Oak Ridge. Tenn., in efforts to head off a threatened new strike of CIO atomic workers.
McCoy said Federal Mediator E. F Hitchcock arranged the Oak Ridge meetings between representatives of the CIO Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers Union and the Carbide 4 Carbon Chemicals Corp., operating contractor for the Atomic Energy Commission.
A meeting is to be held Monday morning at Oak Ridge concerning a threatened strike at an Oak Ridge plant, and one in the afternoon regarding a strike threat at a Paducah. Ky., plant.
man Aiken (R-Vt) of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Johnson allocate the limited time.
This brought an angry protest from Republican Senators Young (ND), Thye (Minn) and Mundt <SD), who oppose flexible price supports.
They pointed out that the majority of the committee voted for a one-year extension of the present rigid supports and the chairman of the committee opposed this.
Johnson cooled them off by saying that he also favors extending rigid supports. He assured the farm state Republicans they could have all the debate time they want.
Sen. Langer <R-ND> refused to agree to the debate limitation until all parties assured him he would get time for an hour-and-a-half farm speech tomorrow.
The agreement will allow two hours of debate on each of the more than 30 amendments already offered to the bill and another three hours on final passage.
Vote .Monday Normally this time is not used after key issues are decided, and Knowland said he hopes for final pas.sage of the bill late Monday or Tuesday. That would send it back to the Hou.se for a compromise of numerous differences.
Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore>. who has blocked numerous similar efforts to limit debate and force a vote on other issues, explained he was not doing that this time because there had been and would be adequate debate for public understanding of the issue.
Rumors of a possible compromise on price supports circulated in the Senate today.
The unofficial talk centered on
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Raise Money ForVidory, Truman Says
KANSAS CITY. Aug. 6 bP-Former President Harry S. Truman advised Democratic party leaders today they can capture control of Congress in November if they can raise enough money to wage a real fighting campaign this fall.
Truman gave his advice to .Adlai Stevenson. 1952 Democratic presidential nominee, and Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell when they visited the former President on the screened-fn back porch of his home at nearby Independence. Mo.
Demo* Can Win Stevenson said Truman told them the Democrats can win the House “by a substantial margin” and also capture a majority in the Senate if they make a real “give 'em hell campaign.”
Stevenson said Truman didn’t use the phrase “give ’em hell.” but he did advise a hard effort. And, Stevenson added, the man from Independence was optimistic about the outcome of the elections.
“He feels,” Stevenson told reporters, “that it is tremendously important to raise the money quickly for this congressional campaign so there can be an adequate effort to match the Republicans,” This report came as Southern Democrats appeared to be holding the whip hanii in the selection of the party’s next national chairman to succeed Mitchell.
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ABILENE AND VICINITY - Clew to partly cloudy and continuad hot Saturday and Sunday. Hi*h both day* near 100 The low Saluiday nUiht 75.
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Generally fair and hot Saturday and .Sunday.
WEST TEXAS — GeneraUy iair and hot Saturday and Sunday escept for widely scattered afternoon and evenia* thundcrihowen In Panhandle and from Pecos Valley westward.
EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS-Generally fair and hot Saturday and Sunday
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Club Withdraws From Fund Drive
Key City KIwanis Club directors voted Friday afternoon to withdraw from handling the .Mary Jo Faulks fund.
They had agreed early in the week to act as receiving agent for any funds collected for the 10-year-old cancer victim.
“After our first connection with the project we have learned that treatment received by the little girl is at Hoxsey Clinic (in Dallas»,” the board said in a resolution.
“It is not recommended by the American Medical Association, and we want to disassociate ourselves from the project.”
The club board voted to act
as coordinator of the funds and administer them last Monday.
However, they later felt reluctant to associate themselves in a project which they learned was to help send the little girl to the controversial Dallas clinic.
President Wilton (Hook) Davis referred board members to an article on the Hoxsey Clinic in. this week’s issue of Time Magazine.
Although local doctors have offered to treat the little girl with no guaranalee of remuneration, Mary Jo’s mother, Mrs. Billie Faulks. 2517 Cedar St., preferred to take her to Hoxsey.
SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS
From a story about a big party for Abilene pre-school children to a complete coverage, of the Kent County feud about where the courthouse should be—-Sunday’s Reporter-News will be filled with articles of interest to many people.
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