Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas
CLOUDYtiift Abilene jl^porterMOMIJVG"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron
VOL. LXXIV, NO. 50
Associated Press (AP)
POISON KILLS EIGHT DOGS—Trainer John L. Sinykin wipes tears from his eyes as he holds the head of Sir Lancelot, one of the eight German shepherd dogs killed by poisoned wieners tossed over their kennel fence at Minneapolis, Minn. Fifteen other dogs are being treated by veterinarians. The dogs were trained to guide blind persons.
Senator Accused Of'Incitement'
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (B-An in fluential member of the Senate committee set up to consider censuring Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) said today the committee is specially interested in a charge that McCarthy incited government employes to disregard their oaths in furnishing him with security information.
The charge, made in various forms by Sens. Flanders (R-Vt), Fulbright iD-Ark) and Morse (Ind-Ore), is one of the principal ones on which the case against McCarthy may stand or fall, this sen-\ ator said. He declined to be quoted by name.
The senator predicted the six-man committee would make a thorough investigation of McCarthy’s appeal to government workers, made during the Mc-Carthy-Army hearings, to give him secret information if they thought it would help him in his investigations.
Sen. George (D-Ga). who has been advising some Democratic members of the special committee.
said he regards the “incitement” charge as “one of the big issues” in the inquiry.
Sen. Monroney (D-Okla), a Me Carthy critic, said in a separate interview he believes it is “one of the three or four charges on which McCarthy could be censured.”
Fulbright told the Senate in detailing his charges that McCarthy had “openly invited and incited employes of the government to violate the law and their oaths of office” if that was necessary to give him classified information.
The Arkansas senator cited a statement by Atty.-Gen. Brownell that anyone who makes such an appeal “is tragically mistaken if he believes he is helping to protect our nation’s security.”
McCarthy has contended, on the other hand, that department heads have ignored security warnings from the FBI and sometimes have stamped “top secret” on documents to “cover up” their own mistakes. He said government employes have a duty to their country to disregard regulations in exposing suspected Communists or espionage agents.
Metal, Utility Sirikes Idle West Germans
FRANKFURT, Germany, Monday, Aug. 9. A strike of Ba-. varia's 220,000 metal workers, who ! produce much of booming West Germany’s electrical and machine parts, went into effect at one minute after midnight last night.
The union demanded wage boosts of 3.2 cents an hour, but the employers stood firm against anything more than an average of half that.
Vote for Strike
In the bustling shipbuilding city of Hamburg, 15,000 public transport, gas and utility workers voted yesterday to continue a five-day strike rather than accept a compromise offer of half their wage demands.
Strike threats also have been voiced in the Ruhr coal mining areas, in the north seacoast forest and farm sector and in the field of government employes.
The Union for Federal, State and Municipal Employes has declared that it wants 10 per cent more pay and expects government quarters to say by tonight w'hether they are willing to bargain. Almost a million employes are affected.
Demands Same The surge of labor demands amounts to about the same in all fields—an average increase of 10 per cent in wages and salaries. The claimants contend West Germany is prosperous enough now to afford it and the workers have been tolerant long enough during the postwar years.
The series of moves by the unions represents the biggest test | of labor and management in Germany in more than 20 years. Hitler abolished the trade unions early in his regime and outlawed strikes.
The vote was taken among 15,000 strikers on a mediation board’s proposal to meet their wage demands halfway. The union announced that 90.7 per cent ballot-ted to reject the compromise and remain away from their jobs.
ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9, 1954—TEN PAGES
PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY Kk
Half-Inch Rain Ends
Service to 400 Phones Disrupted
A squall line that formed Sunday afternoon in the Midland area cut a gusty, rainswept swath 10 to 60 miles wide eastward to about 30 miles east of Abilene.
Wind gusts to 50 miles an hour coupled with rain to .50 inch in Abilene combined to disrupt telephone service to about 400 customers and blow down electric power and telephone lines. It was the first appreciable rainfall in Abilene m 75 days. The last heavy rain was 1.70 May 23 and 24.
Wind blasts were also reported to have blown the back end out of a new hangar at Abilene Municipal Airport. At the new Dr. Pepper building under construction on Pioneer Dr., about 50 concrete blocks were blown from a wall. W. 0. Hayter of Hayter Construction Co. estimated damage at $50.
Well House Damaged
Mrs. W. A. Wrinkle, 3826 Grape St., told the Reporter-News that while she, a neighbor and three children were in a cellar, wind had blown out
Small Japanese boys lather and scrub each other’s back to the tunes
of an organ as they are taught ‘‘public bath house etiquette” by instructors from a parent-teacher’s association of a Tokyo elementary school. The boys comprise the first children’s bath club in Japan.
Japanese Campaign Against Bomb Use
TOKYO, Aug. 8 (JV-A nationwide campaign to collect 50 million signatures to opposing the use of atomic and hydrogen bomlw was formally organized today by prominent nongovernment Japanese.
Sponsors include Dr. Hideki Yukawa. Nobel prize winning physicist Hachiro Arita, prewar foreign minister, and Tetsu Katayama, Socialist postwar prime minister.
SHOWDOWN DUE TODAY
Ike's Flexible Program On Farm Prog>s Favored
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 ijf) - A la.st-ditch drive to pick up votes kept the battle over flexible vs, rigid farm price supports alive today as the Senate, in weekend recess, approached a campaign-year decision on the touchy issue.
Former Councilman Al Colorado City, R.A. Moore, Dies
COLORADO CITY. Aug. 8 (RNSI — Robert Alton Moore, 50, former Colorado City councilman, died about 9 a. m. Sunday while visiting relatives in Pasadena, Tex. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Moore was a welding shop owner here and had served as city councilman from 1952 until 1954.
He was born at Palestine, Tex., April 26, 1904, and married Elizabeth Sorrells July 3, 1926. in Colorado City. He had lived at Colorado City since 1925.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Sam Gentry of Colorado City; three sisters, Mrs. W. C. Chadwick and Mrs. Milton Bodzin. both of Colorado City, and Mrs. J. V. Adamson of Jackson ville, Tex.
Funeral arrangements will be announced br Kiker à Son Funeral Home at Colorado City.
Rival campe conceded that absence of one or two senators or an unexpected switch could decide the result.
The House, eager to adjourn and start re-election campaigning, already has voted for flexible supports of 8214 to 90 per cent of parity on cotton, wheat, com, rice and peanuts. Parity is the legal standard presumed to guarantee fanners a fair return in relation to the cost of necessities they buy.
Initially the administration asked a 75-90 per cent range, but Eisenhower called the House vote a victory.
Chairman Aiken (R-Vt> of the Senate Agriculture Committee has proposed lowering the minimum
El Paso Man, 21, Dias Hitchhiking
KLAMATH FALLS. Ore . Aug 8 (i^-Pedro Arriolo, 21, of (812 Toys St.) El Paso, Tex., was killed outright last night when struck by a car on a highway 15 miles south of here.
State police quoted the driver, Thnmae H. Wasson of Klamath Falls, •• saying Arriolo leaped in M hie a«- while Mtehhikiii<.
Labs Start Study Of Blood to Test Vaccine's EffecI
NEW YORK. Aug. 8 UB-Eighteen laboratories have started a study of blood samples from children taking part in this summer’s nationwide polio vaccine trials, Basil O’Connor, president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. said today.
O’Connor, dtsclcMiuig that grants totaling $516,000 have been made for the work, said that reporta on the blood samples are to be sent to the evaluation center at the University of Michigan where a report is to be prepared on overall aspects of the vaccine trials.
The Michigan study previously received an $890,000 grant.
The testing laboratories are receiving blood samples from the 217 areas where the Salk vaccine was givwi controlled groups of school children. The analyses will determine the amounts of polio-fighUng antibodies in the blood of the youngsters before and after vae-
level with an 80-90 support range. This is the key test for the Senate.
Aiken was defeated in his own committee when that group by an 8-7 vote recommended a one-year extension of rigid 90 per cent supports on the five basic crops. But he claims a margin of from two to six votes for the flexible proposal in the Senate.
Sen. Young (R-ND), one of eight Republicans opposing flexible supports. insists senators favoring a one-year extension of rigid supports will beat the Aiken amendment by two or three votes.
Even if that happens, the Senate still might approve the slightly higher 82-90 range voted by the House. And if the unexpected happens and the Senate votes for an extension of rigid supports, it still would have to work out a compromise with the flexible-minded House.
Topping all these possibilities is the probability that the President would veto any measure unsatisfactory to the administration. 'This would put into operation a price support range of 75-90 per cent voted by Congress in both 1948 and 1949. This never has gone into effect because Congress has regularly extended higher supports, first enacted during World War II to stimulate production.
Odds appeared to favor the flexible program of President Eisenhower and Secretary of Agriculture Benson. Benson has been roundly criticizwl in five days of oratory by advocates of firm, high props.
Debate Limited With debate now limited and a showdown certain late Monday afternoon. polls of the Senate indicated 46 votes for flexible and lower supports and 44 against the test.
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CounterchargesThrown In Ranger Ouster Fight
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ralph Yarborough’s charges that Texas Hangers had been pulled out of Duval County brought a rush of demands and countercharges Sunday.
Shivers himself said Yarborough’s charge “is typical of tije political demagoguery which he has resorted to in this campaign.” Still on Duty The governor said Yarborough could have learned, by making a telephone call to the Rangers in Duval County, that the Rangers still were on duty.
Yarborough, in a statement at Houston Sunday, insisted Texas Rangers had been withdrawn last week, said Col. Homer Garrison had admitted it although describing it as temporary, and added:
“I am pleased to see that the Texas Rangers have been returned to Duval County after I noted the withdrawals.”
Lawrence Warburton Sr., a pro-Shivers Duval County man also long identified with forces opposing political boss George B. Parr there, showed up in Austin Sunday to have his say.
Yesterday’s irresponsible statement by Yarborough that the Rangers had been withdrawn from Duval County is part of the smokescreen thrown up by Yarborough to conceal the fact that he—Yar-borough—got Parr’s vote in the primary.” Warburton said In a statement given out at a press conference.
Parr to Vote
He urged Texas citizens “to remember that Ralph Yarborough will get George Parr’s vote and support in the runoff election” for governor Aug. 28.
Shivers rested at Austin Sunday. Yarborough was in Houston to make a TV filming. Both hit the campaign trail again Monday. Shivers meets with his Dallas-area supporters Monday night and will be in Fort Worth, Port Arthur. Houston and Marshall during the week. Yarborough flies to Abilene from Houston Monday night.
campaigns through the Panhandle Tuesday and the South Plains and West Texas during the weeb«
Other political developments;
1. The State Democratic Executive Committee meets at Austin Monday to make its formal count of votes in the July 24 first primary. This may be the occasion for some politicking by Shivers’ supporters, who dominate the committee.
2. West Texas and South Plains state legislators met at Amarillo Sunday. They honored Jim Lindsey of Texarkana, expected to be speaker of the next state House of Representatives, but did not take a stand on the governor’s race. There had been published reports they would endorse Shivers.
“It was just a social event and there was no show of hands on anything politics 1.” said Rep. Morris Cobb of Amarillo, a Shivers supporter himself.
Yarborough, in speeches Saturday at Edna, El Campo and Wharton. said Shivers ordered the
Rangers out of Duval County and that they had left under cover of
“Let him tell the people of Texas why and what kind of deal has been made,” Yarborough said.
Asked about Yarborough’s charge, both Shivers, Col. Homer Garrison, head of the Department of Public Safety at Austin and the Rangers at Alice and Carrizo Springs is.sued general denials. In later speeches Saturday at Rosenberg, Richmond and Columbus. Yarborough made no mention of the Rangers. Asked why, he told reporters he “had heard Col. Garrison had issued a denial.”
In a statement Sunday to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Shivers denounced what he called “the intellectual and moral dishonesty of a candidate like Yarborough who, either through design or ignorance, misrepresents facts in order to confuse voters.” The governor repeated that “the
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SPEAKS HERE TONIGHT
Yarborough Brings Campaign to Abilene
Ranger Claims He's Misquoted
ALICE, Tex., Aug. 8 lai—A Texas Ranger complained today he had been misquoted by the Associated Press about the highly-controver-sial matter of whether Rangers had been ordered out of Duval County. •
Gubernatinrial candidate Ralph Yarborouidi *Rid yesterday they had. The AP telephoned Walter Russell and quoted the Ranger as saying:
“We ain’t been run out yet.” Some of Russell’s onetime school chums in Val Verde County phoned him today. Then he got a call from a professor at El Paso’s Texas Western College, where Russell’s studies included grammar.
“What I said." Russell declared today, was: 'We haven’t been run out yet.’ ”
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Ralph Yarborough moves his gubernatorial campaign to Abilene Monday night.
He will arrive here for his vote-getting bid at 6 p. m. from Houston.
Yarborough supporters will meet at 5 p. m. Monday in front of Horace H(^ly Motors to form a caravan for the trip to the airport and to escort the candidate into town.
Yarborough is scheduled to speak from the Abilene Post Office lawn at 8:30 p. m. Following his address, he will answer questions on issues in the race for governor.
Yarborough faces Gov. Allan Shivers in the Aug. 28 run-off primary election.
Opens at 7 P. M.
The rally here win officially open at 7 p. m. The Jubilee Boys, an Abilene string band, will play until 8 p. m. when delegations from surrounding counties are to be introduced.
Dr. Sol Estes will introduce Yarborough for the speechmaking. The address will be broadcast over KRBC Monday night and re-hroad-cast at 7:30 a. m. Tuesday over KWKC. Yarborough will also appear at 10:15 p. m. over KRBC-TV.
“The meeting here was called at the request of Judge Yarborough to give him an opportunity to meet in the cool of the evening and in the open air with people of West Texas,” J. W. (Jake) Sorrells said Sunday. Sorrells is Taylor County campaign manager for the candidate.
Sorrells quoted Yarborough as extending an “invitatl<m to every-OM te oome and ask any ques-
RALPH YARBOROUGH ... due in Abilene
tions they might have regarding the issues of the governor’s race.” Yarborough will be on hand to meet with those attending and to receive their advice following the question and answer session, Sorrells said.
Yarborough supporters here will furnish “soda pop” and suckers for the kids.
John Crutchfield is in charge of the arrangements committee finr 111« meeting. Carl Hulcey and C. R. Pennington will handle the reception for Yarborough, Bryan Bradbury la directing arrangements for out-of-county delegations, and Max Leach is hi charge of publicity.
a section of a well house. The well house roof was buckled by the gust. She also said a mattress had been blown into the garden there.
The Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. switchboard here received several calls asking about tornado damage. Someone in Dallas called to ask if Abilene suffered any damage.
Mrs. Nina Pittman, chief operator, said moisture was primary cause of the disrupted telephone service. The switchboard also had several reports of electric high lines blown down.
Electric Lines Down One party called and reported that residents of one house on Willis St. were blocked out of their home by fallen electric lines.
The telephone company was receiving the calls ¡ntended for West Texas Utilities Co. while the power company’s telephone service was mit. Mrs. Pittman said.
Mrs. Pittman said the moisture had ahso affected some out-of-town cables here. All circuits to Hawley were out and she didn’t know Sunday night how many others would be affected.
The telephone company service supervisor said it would probably be Monday morning before all service was restored, if not later.
HU About 7 p. m.
The thundershowers struck Abilene about 7 p. m. Sunday and then moved to a point about 30 miles east where they were slowly dissipating, the weather bureau reported.
The thundershowers followed a line several miles south of the texas k Pacific Railroad tracks and at one time extended northward into Haskell and Fisher counties.
Heaviest rain in Abilene was reported oo the south side, where half an inch was recorded at two rain gauges. Other readings within the city ranged from .05 to .42.
A total of .50 was also reported at Municipal Airport.
HaU la Big Spring To the west. Colorado City had .18 and Big Spring had hail and rain in a brief but heavy down pour. The high total reported was an inch at Hobbs, near Rotan.
In a big circle around Abilene the rain reports included a trace at Snyder, .20 at Rotan. a trace at Aspermont, a trace at Albany, clouds but no rain at Cisco and Ballinger and only a threat of rain at Robert Lee.
Clyde had .45 of an inch, Mer-kl .40 and Sweetwater had a trace. Tye reported .23 of an inch.
In far West Texas Maria had .32, Pecos .25 and Alpine between an inch and an inch and a half Saturday night and Sunday.
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Douglas Forecasts Violence in Colonies
SYDNEY, Australia, Aug. 8 if»-U. S. Siq>reme Court Justice William O. Douglas, on a lecture tour of Australia, said tonight Morocco and other French colonies will be the “Indochina of the future.”
Speaking in the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s “Guest of Honor” program, he said:
“Morocco presents colonialism at its worst. 1 predict that soon it wiU explode with a violence which will make Indochina look minor.
“France will call it a Communist-inspired uprising, but it will actually be nationalist in character.”
Douglas said that, by withdrawing from India and Pakistan. Britain gained prestige abroad while France, by her policies, has be-eome hated and despised.
U.S. Agrees To Help Move indo Refugees
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (JB-The United States today agreed to help the Viet Nam anti-Communist government move over 100,000 refugees from North Viet Nam, which hat come under Communist control, to the southern part of the country.
A formal request for such aid was made Friday by the Viet Nam government, to sp^ transfer of refugees from areas ceded to the Viet Minh government under the recent cease-fire agreement which ended the war in Imlochina.
Details of how the transfer of the refugees will be effected hava not been worked out but it was indicated that the movement from North Viet Nam to South Viet Nam will probably be made by sea, with the U. S. Navy supplying the necessary vessels.
The United States already had flown tents to Indochina to help care for refugees leaving the area ceded to Communist control.
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