Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 49
Âmoeiaêed Prem (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 1954 -FIFTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS
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IN STOLEN CAR
'Kidnaped' Boy Home
BETHLEHEM. Pa., Aug. 7 Four-year-old Bruce Parker, victim of an accidental abduction that lasted more than 36 hours, was reunited late today with his joyous parents, unharmed and none the worse for his mysterious disappearance.
“My name is Bruce Parker. I’d like some orange juice,” the blond child told Edward Diehl who found him.
“I didn’t even cry. I’m ready to go home,” he chattered later at a state police subst'ition.
“Thank God, thank God,” sobbed his mother, Mrs. Hilda Parker as she hugged and kissed her only child.
They returned later to their modest home on 'Monocacy St. The boy’s father, Albert, 35, is a machinist’s helper. The family lives in a quiet neighborhood of this eastern Pennsylvania steel-making city.
Bruce disappeared Thursday night while his mother and his aunt, Mrs. Margaret Haas, shopped tor food in a supermarket in nearby Allentown. They had left Bruce in the car and the ignition keys in the lock.
Drove Away .apparently, police said, a car thief saw the ready-to-go auto, climbed in and drove away without knowing of the boy passenger asleep in the back seat.
Bruce didn’t know anything about his kidnapping, either.
He was found shortly before noon in the abandoned car, parked along a dirt road three miles from Le-highton and about 20 miles north of Bethlehem. State police asked him about “the man who drove you here?”
“No man drove me,** the young-
HEN PRODUCES QUINTUPLETS
NEW BEDFORD, Mass.. Aug. 7 An unnamed hen on a poultry farm in nearby Dartmouth has laid an Egg-and what an egg it was!
Had five yolks, reported Mrs, Allan Barrows today.
ster replied. “My aunt Margaret did.'*
On that basis, police said, it seemed apparent that both kidnapper and kidnapped knew nothing about what was happening. The boy remained asleep in the car until it was stopped and the auto thief had fled. Just when the thief discovered he had become a kidnapper could not be determined, nor how long the child had been left in the abandoned auto.
F'alse Idea Bruce, when he awoke, apparently was under the impression he had continued the trip to the < tore, that his aunt Margaret had driven the car and she and his mother would soon be back.
It must have been a long wait. He was thirsty and hungry, but chipper as could be, when Diehl found him.
Diehl, 39-year-old service station attendant, was returning from a hunting trip last evening when he first noticed the parked car along a dirt rural road. He remembered a sign on the bumper “Welcome to the Nazarene Church Sunday School.”
Newspaper accounts of the abduction described the mis.sing car and noted that it had such a sign, posted by Mrs. Parker. Diehl went back to investigate, found the car still there and the boy inside. When he asked the lad his name the identification was prompt and final.
Discovery of the child halted a massive search that had been underway since shortly after Bruce disappeared Thursday evening. Civilian defense volunteers. Boy Scouts, the Civil Air Patrol and reinforced details of state and local police had been enlisted in the hunt.
Solon May Seek High Farm Props
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 i.f'—Op-1 supports.” McCarthy said, adding
posing leaders in the Senate battle over farm price supports said today that the first test late Monday may come on a proposal by Sen. McCarthy <R-Wis) to flex supports up instead of down.
Both Sen. Aiken (R-Vt), who Is leading the administration fight for flexible and lower supports, and Sen. Young (R-ND), who heads the group asking an extension of preeent rigid supports at 90 per cent of parity, said they will vote against McCarthy’s amendment.
It proposes a flexible .vystem beginning at 90 per cent of parity on basic crops and dairy products and extending up to not more than 100 per cent. That would convert ceilings of past farm supports into a floor.
Parity Is a legal standard for measuring farm prices, conceived to be fair to the farmer in relation to the cost of basic things he buys.
The Senate has unanimously agreed to choke off its five days and nights of campaign-year farm oratory late Monday and began a series of votes under rules limiting the debate.
"I intend to vote for high price
Barkley Wins Nomination In Kenlucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky„ Aug. 7 Kentucky Democrats today gave a roaring send-off to former Vice President Alben W. Barkley as he bid lor the U. S, Senate again at the age of 76.
They assured him their party's .senatorial nomination over three opponents Jby a plurality expected to reach astronomical proportions.
Returns from 329 of the state’s 4,214 precincts gave the “veep” 10,857 votes in today’s primary election, compared with 363 for his nearest opponent, Jesse N. R. Cecil, Louisville, who has been unsuccessful before in bids for major office.
Republicans of this border state went almost as heavily for Sen. John Sherman Cooper in renominating him to run against Barkley in the .Nov, 2 election. Two men opposed Cooper.
Returns from 300 of the state’s precincts gave Cooper 2,932 votes to 141 for his nearest opponent, Willard Gilmoure Jones of Covington,
Three of the six Democrats in Kentucky’s eight-member delegation in the U, S. House were assured re-election, being unopposed today and for the November election. One Republican representative appeared certain of renomination while the other’s decision not to run opened up the biggest contest —a six-man affair — in the state’s lone traditionally GOP district, the 8th in southeast Kentucky.
The 52-year-old Cooper, running for re-election with President Eisenhower’s backing, is the first Republican elected to the Senate in this normally Democratic state since 1924. He’s completing the second of two two-year terms for which he was chosen to fill vacancies.
Barkley of Paducah had served 22 years in the Senate after 14 years as a U. S. representative when he was elected vice president in 1948. Sen. Earle C. Clements, assistant Democratic leader, is Kentucky’s other senator.
Only a fraction of Kentucky’s m million registered voters turned out.
Shivers Denies Duval Rangers Ordered Out
Charge Thrown By Yarborough
OVERPASSES IN USE—No formalities attended the opening of two overpasses on U. S. 80 between Abilene and Sweetwater Friday night. District Highway Engineer J. C. (Jake) Roberts said few minor details, such as guard rails on approaches, remain to be added before the overpasses will be finished. (Staff Photo by Bob Gulley).
Overpasses Open To Traffic on 80
that if his amendment is beaten,
“I shall support the straight 90 per cent of parity.”
He said the proposals by Secretary of Agriculture Benson, which have strong backing of President Eisenhower, “would serve to impoverish the farmer” and might lead to a depression.
McCarthy can get a vote by calling up his amendment as a substitute for one offered by Aiken, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, which proposes' supports ranging from 80 to 90 per cent of parity on cotton, wheat, corn, rice and peahuts.
By an 8-7 vote. Young and others on the committee recommended a one-year extension of the existing wartime 90 per cent supports on these basic crops.
Both Aiken and Young, in separate interviews, predicted victory for their rival programs, although both agree the Senate is nearly evenly divided, with the margin remaining from one to six votes. Saturday had left cooler
Most Republicans are lined up' temperatures in its wake in West
Cool Front Hits; Showers Possible Today or Tonight
A mass of cool air moved into the Abilene area late Saturday, bringing with it cooler temperatures and possible Sunday afternoon or evening thundershowers. The front that hit Abilene at
for the Aiken amendment and most Democrats for extending the rigid supports, so those who cross party lines will decide the issue.
7 POLIO CASES
GG Shots Being
Given at Snyder
Sayder had the makings of a I people in Snyder, mostly small
polio «pidemic on its hands Sat arday.
Two cases have been reported during the past three days, bringing the total for the past six weeks to aeven. An eighth possible case was treated during that period at Hendrick Memorial Hospital here, without definite diagnosis of polio being given.
At present six Snyder children art in Hendrick with polio. Five
children, English said.
Mass inoculation would be ordered by the acting health officer. Dr. D. R. Reilly of San Angelo, Tom Green County health officer.
He is at present on vacation and has not been notified of the- new cases, English said.
English did not think the new developments were cause for undue alarm, however.
Texas, Eastern New Mexico, Oklahoma and Missouri.
The weather bureau at Municipal Airport said temperatures would probably fall five to eight degrees Sunday from the loi high Saturday. The high Monday will be in the middle 90s,
The forecaster said thundershowers were reported Saturday as the front passed through El Paso, New Mexico, Wink, Midland, Amarillo, Wichita Falls, Fort Sill, and Tulsa, Okla., and Springfield, Mo. Shamrock, in the Texa.s Panhandle got over 2 inches of rain.
First traffic started moving over two new overpasses between Abilene and Sweetwater on U. S. Highway 80 Friday night.
One of the overpassee is 10 mil^ east of Sweetwater and the other straddles the Taylor-Nolan County line three miles west of Trent.
District Highway Engineer J. C. fJake) Roberts said that several days more would be required for the contractor to complete minor details of the new structures but that they were nearly enough complete that motorists could begin using them.
Formal opening of an underpass in the heart of downtown Sweetwater is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 14.
Highway Bids Called
Bids on contracts for three new highway improvements in the Abilene district are to be opened in Austin Aug. 17. The projects are ' in Nolan, Taylor and Callahan counties.
Largest of the three sections of highway scheduled for early Improvement is an 11.5-mile stretch of Highway 70 immediately south of Sweetwater. The contract to be bid on calls for grading, structures and paving.
This will be the first leg of a 26-mile stretch from Sweetwater to Blackwell to be rebuilt. Roberts said the present road immediately south of Sweetwater has 55 curves and when rebuilt will have only 7.
The new roadway will be 24 feet wide, as compared with the present 17-foot wide road. On portions going over hills the new highway will be 36 feet wide to provide a "climbing lane” for trucks and slower moving traffic.
Specifications for the new highway call for all bridges to be widened to 38 feet. The topping will be double asphaltic surface tieatrnent.
F-M Road Paving
Other projects on which bids are to be opened are F-M Road 1750 in Taylor County and F-M 604 in Callahan County.
F-M 1750 runs south from U. S. 80 east of Abilene State Hospital Now a gravel road, it is to be paved 6.7 miles south and cast through Potosi to a connection with Highway 36 on the Taylor-Callahan County line.
F-M 604 Is to be built four miles north from U. S. 80 at Clyde.
Both F-M 1750 and 604 will have 20-foot roadbeds with penetration a.sphalt surface.
Other West Texas highway projects on which bids are to be opened Aug. 17 are four city blocks of U. S. 87 in the city limits of San Angelo and 9.2 miles fo F-M 2019 and 1882 in Ector County.
Tot Beaten To Death
DALLAS, Aug. 7 —A 3-month-old boy was beaten to death in his crib tonight while his mother and three brothers visited the child’s grandmother across the street.
Police were questioning a 5-year-old neighbor boy quoted by police as saying he hit the child with a hammer to see what the baby would do.
The baby was Dwight Lee Capps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Capps.
13 Senators Seek Ruling On Tidelands
WASHINGTON, Aug. T III -Thirteen senators today renewed a demand in a letter to Atty. Gen. Brownell for a definition of his petition on the extent of the seaward boundries of Texas, Louisiana and Florida, which the government will recognize in administration of oHshore oil legislation.
The senators, alf Democrat but one, were among the 21 who opposed the granting of offshore oil rights to the states and a.sked the attorney general May 12, 1953, and again on Aug, 7, 1953, to define the Justice Department’s position.
The letter bore the names of Sens. Lehman <D-NY); Humphrey <D-Minn>; Anderson (D-NM); Douglas (D-Ill); Monroney (D-Okla); Hill (D-AIa); Jackson (D-Wash); Pastore (D-RI); Gore (D-Tenn); Kefauver (D-Tenn); Hennings (D-Mo); Kilgore (D-WVa) and Morse Ilnd-Ore).
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ralph Yarborough Saturday said Gov. Allan Shiveri had ordered Texas Rangers to quit stormy Duval County in South Texas. Shivers and the Rangers immediately said this was a lie.
Yarborough made the statement on a 7-city speaking tour of the coastal belt.
The answer came from Rangers at Alice and Carrizo Springs and from Shivers at Sweetwater.
Yarborough said at Wharton that Shivers had ordered the Rangers out of Duval County and that they had left under cover of darkness within the past 48 hours.
“Let him tell the people of Texas why and what kind of deal has been made,” Yarborough said.
“The fact that Rangers are still in Duval County puts the lie to that statement just as we could to all of his other statements,” Shivers .said.
Utterly Untrue Ranger Capt. Alfred Y. Allee, boss of Co. D of the Texas Rangers which has been stationed in Duval Countv since 1952, said at C'^'rizo Springs Yarborough’s statement was “ntteriv untrue.”
“We ain’t been run out yet, said Walter Russell of Alice,
10 miles ^rom San Diego, county seat of Duval.
The Rangers had been sent to Duval political leader George B.
Parr and his opponents. They’ve been there ever since as the county and Parr figued in scores of state and federal investigations.
Yarborough said he had received word in Corpus Christi Friday that the Rangers had been ordered out.
Allee said the headquarters of the Rangers in San Diego had been shut down temporarily last week to let some of the Rangen go home to visit their families. He said some had been there two years without their families.
But he said Russell had been given a permanent assignment in Alice to make sure the Rangers did stay in r”val County.
Stem There Russell se' 1 Wiley Williamson, a bachelor Ranger, was still living in the San Diego headquarters.
The two candidates for governor In the Aug. 28 run off continued to verbally slug at each other.
Yarborough made speeches at Edna, El Campo, Wharton, Bay City, Rosenberg, Richmond and Columbus.
Shivers met with campaign workers at Lubbock and Sweetwater and was due to return to Austin late Saturday.
Shivers is to meet with cam-
Ihiven Talks To lupporters At Sweetwater
See POLITICS, Pg. 5-A, Col. 4
Goodfeilow Planes Stage Mock Attack
SAN ANGELO, Tex., Aug. 7 dS-Fighters and bombers from Good-fellow Air Force Base here conducted their second mock atomic attack in a month today, hitting ammunition dumps, runways and buildings at James Connally AFB in Waco.
A flight of B25 medium bombers and 'T28 fighter escorts from Good-fellow reported they were able to penetrate the aircraft warning system of Connally and drop two small dummy A-bombs.
C. ». DKPARTMENT OF COMMFRfE WEATHER HI READ ABILtlNK AND VICINITY — Partly cloudy and cooler Sunday and Monday. Scattered thundcrehowera in the area Sunday afternoon or evening. High lem-perature Sunday near 90. Low Sunday Bight 70. High Monday in the middle 90«. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — General-
Young 'Amos/ Golf Star Bet on Battle With Polio
MIDLAND, Aug. 7-~An ex-West i Gosden danced in the chorus.
Saturday the daughter of Mr. •od Mrs. W. L. Walker of Snyder was hospitalized for polio at Bat-ksnfield Hospital in Snyder.
If any more cases are reported srithiii ths next few days, mass laooulatioB of gamma globulin may b« sUrtod. Robsrt T. English, West Tswas iwprssentativs of ths Na-ttooal Foundation for Infantils Pa-rahrais said her* Saturday.
But limited use of the blood derivative seems to be keeping the situation in control. English added.
Over l.ow et’i of GG have been 0pm lo wsB mm m
“It’s a large number of case.s of**wideiy**»c«»^er«i thunii"r*hc*w*r« Texas women’s golf champion and Mrs. Izell, wife of Midland in-
suranceman Herschel F. Izell, sold tickets.
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to control it,” he .said. j «nd Monday with widely «cattered thunder- here.
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Snyder has a population of a-^ a draw.
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round 12,000. The National Founda- Sunday and Monday tion considers 20 cases for 100,000 i population as an epidemic, he said. sat.-A. m.
There was a lapse of about three weeks between the first spurt of cases and the present, English pointed out.
In one neighborhood where'two children came down with the disease, GG ehots were given to 28 people, he said.
The unconfirmed case reported by Hendrick as discharged was Michael Beckham, who is still undergoing treatment for polio at
The bettors are Mrs. Gloria Izell, who came off top woman golfer
AUSTIN. Aug. 7 OB-Threat of pollution of the Cypress River with a large supply of caustic soda was considered past tonight, but city officials were said stiU considering a suit against the oil refining company which reportedly released the soda into the river.
A day-long series of tests on river water showed the concentration of soda to be considerably weakened and not particularly dangerous as it approached Marshall, according to city manager Ivan Oliver.
Oliver and Dist. Engineer W. T. Ballard of the State Health Department said fish were being caught along the section of river reached by the concentration of sodium hydroxide late this afternoon, indicating that the poisonous substance was greatly diluted.
Frank Von Zubin, senior engineer for the department's bureau of sanitary engineering, said city officials of Marshall “are not overly concerned” about the threat to the city’s water supply but may bring suit if the city is forced to undergo some expense to meet the problem.
Von Zubin said Marshall takes Gosden says he intends to be- its water from Caddo Lake, then
come a member of the Midland
pumps it into a reservoir known
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The bet? It’s on which will get out of Midland Memorial Hospital’s polio ward finK.
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of West Texas in 1953, and Free-: tion for Infantile Paralysis, ac-1 into the city. He said dilution of
cording to Robert T. English of Abilene, West Texas representative of the Foundation.
Right now ha’s studying material on the disease, English said.
Gooden’s father, memb«r of the famous “Amos and Andy” team, made a tape recording for the Foundation during a last week.
Gosden Jr. became ill about a week ago. Mrs. Iseil was admittad Ji^a.
the soda in the larger lake might keep the effect from being significant.
Undiluted sodium hydroxide, commonly called caustic soda, is poisonous, but Von Zubin said he would “not want to get people alarmed that real bad poison was visH here | coming down on them.”
May Ftte Suit
He said City Attorney Gaines Baldwin of Marshall la eonaider-Inf a Nil “agMost a raAaiff
which reportedly discharged the material.” Caustic soda is used in crude oil refining.
First report of the water pollution came from Marshall, an East Texas city of 25,000.
City Editor Sam Stringfellow of the Marshall News - Messenger told the Associated Press one of his reporters had learned a “two-mile stretch” of undiluted caustic soda it drifting down the River. Exact source of the pollution was not indicated.
The reporter, Bob Bristar. said he was informed the slowly drifting highly alkaline mass is now in the vicinity of the Lone Star Steel Company’s plant in Morris County. He said the soda reportedly was discharged into the river near Mount Pleasant and has killed virtually all water life in its path.
Brister said dead livestock also was reported being found along the banks of the stream.
He was told samples of water had been taken from the stream in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant and sent to the State Health Department laboratory in Austin about a week ago.
However, von Zubin said lab records do not show receipt of any such samples.
Stringfellow said the present rate of drift would bring the contaminated water to the point of intake for Marshall’s city water supply in about a week.
The Cypress empties into the Red River north of Shreveport, La. after going through Caddo Lake.
Marshall has a reserv o 1 r between the city and Caddo Lake good for about a 4S-hour supply in time ol nergeocy.
SWEETWATER. Aug. 7 (RNS> — Governor Shivers addressed about 300 campaign workers from throughout the 24th Senatorial District and six other West Texas counties here Saturday afternoon.
Speaking only briefly about thw organization of his campaign, Shivers said he hoped to make another swing through West Texas for speaking engagements before the Aug. 28 run-off election in which he faces Ralph Yarborough.
“If he accomplishes only a portion of the things he has promised,” Shivers said in a brief reference to his opponent, “it will cost every family in Texas $240 each year plus a possible sales tax.” •Water No. 1 Problem’
Shivers declared that water ia the No. I problem of West Texas. On the subject of a sales tax ha said he is against it and is going to see that there will be none by keeping Texas on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Jack Dillard, Shivers' campaign manager, outlined plans for the continued campaign. Each county in the district will form its own organization fur urging a big vote turnout on Aug. 28.
Dillard urged that the workers in all counties see that the public is informed on the campaign issues. He pointed out that, for one thing. Shivers wrote the first old age pension bill introduced in the Texas Senate.
Shivers arrived here at 12.'30 p.m., ate lunch here and met with the campaign workers in the Sky-room of the Blue Bonnet Hotel.
Among those greeting him at Sweetwater Airport were Ed Ponder. Sweetwater attorney; Elmer Wright, publisher of the Sweetwater Reporter, and Hal Ets, camera store owner,
Howard Gracey of Roscoe, district campaign chairman, introduced the governor.
Marshall to Note Telegraph Arrival
MARSHALL, Tex., Aug. 7 iM— Marshall will celebrate next Thursday the lOOth anniversary of the day it became the first city in Texas to receive the telegraph.
Mayor Charles Spangler today issued an invitation to ail Texans interested in state history to attend the Texas Telegraph Centennial.
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