Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 14, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 56
A»$ociated Presf (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 1954—FOURTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe
Man Slays Estranged
Wife. Wounds Self
Red China Premier Says
LONDON, Aug. 13 iiPL-Premier Chou En-lai told his Red China millions today they will capture Formosa, island refuge of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists, and warned the United States to stay away.
Interference, Chou said in his first major pronouncement since returning from diplomatic triumphs at the Geneva conference, will bring grave consequences.
Chou said U.S. support of Chiang’s Formosa regime not only infringes on “our territorial integrity and sovereignty and interferes in our internal affairs, but also increases the threat of war in the Far Eaist and heightens international tension.”
Chou’s threats were in a foreign policy statement to the People’s Government Council which was
Heated Exchanges Mark Runoff Race
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Gov. Allan Shivers said Friday he was “eternally thankful” Dwight Eisenhower was elected President. Ralph Yarborough said Shivers “was afraid” to meet Yarborough in public debate.
’The two candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor lashed each other verbally again Friday.
Shivers spoke to a thousand women at Austin. Yarborough spoke at Eastland and Weatherford in a swing through West Texas.
Yarborough Hits Water Conservation
EASTLAND, Tex., Aug. 13 ».4V-Ralph Yarborough said today he was going to “return the government of Texas back to the people of Texas” if he is elected governor.
He attacked Gov. Allan i^iivers’ v^'ater conservation plan and said Shivers “didn’t have a water conservation plan until last week.”
Yarborough and Shivers meet in a runoff election Aug. 28 for the Democratic nomination for gover-tm. In the past this has meant election.
Yarborough said he had been fighting a sales tax all his career. JHe said Shivers has wanted a sales tax in Texas for 20 years.
The fwrner Austin judge attacked what he called the “Shivercrat Texas press.” He said this press had slandered him “from one end to the other.”
Yarborough said in his speech here that he was for full parity for farmers, for expanded rural electrification and rural telephones.
Yarborough skipped a scheduled stop at Cisco. He spc^e at Eastland. at Stephenville, Weatherford and spent the night at Lubbock.
Tcwnorrow he campaigns across North Texas and into East Texas.
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In reference to his support of Republican Eisenhower in the 1952 presidential campaign. Shivers said:
“Some may say I was wrong for placing loyalty to my country and my state ahead of loyalty to Illinois politicians.
“That is not for me to answer. All I can say is that in every day. every hour of the years that I have been your governor, I have tried with all my heart to do what I thought was right and best for Texas.”
Shivers said in 1952 he could not support the Democratic candidate for president. Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, because Stevenson favored federal ownership of tide-lands.
Yarborough, at W'eatherford, said Shivers was afraid to meet him in public debate.
He said it had been suggested that the two candidates for governor in the Aug. 28 runoff election appear on the same platform at Lubbock and at Odessa.
Yarborough said he was at Lubbock and at Odessa, but that Shivers was not.
Yarborough said at Eastland that if he was elected he was going to “return the government of Texas back to the people of Texas.”
Yarborough attacked Shivers* water conservation plan and said the governor “didn’t have a water conservation plan until last week.*’
In an obvious reference to a speech made earlier this week by Shivers in Port Arthur. Yarborough said, *Tn the 5*é years Shivers has been in office, not a single Communist has been convicted.”
Shivers to Campaign in Area Next Week
SWEETWATER, Aug. 13 iRNS) -- Gov. Allan Shivers will campaign in Jones iflnd Fisher Counties next Tuesday, R. E. Gracy, Shivers campaign chairman for the 24th senatorial.district, announced Friday.
Wednesday the governor will campaign in Haskell. Knox and Baylor Counties. Gracy said.
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Declaring the taking of Formosa was "the glorious historic mission of the Chinese people,” Chou warned:
“If any foreign aggressors dare to prevent the Chinese people from liberating Taiwan (Formosa), if they dare infringe upon our sovereignty and violate our territorial integrity, if they dare interfere in our internal affairs they must take upon themselves all the grave consequences of such acts of aggression.”
“. . . only by fulfilling this glorious task will we achieve complete liberation of our great motherland. We will complete the victory in the great cause of liberating the Chinese people, we will further safeguard the peace and security of Asia and the world.”
Court Convicts V Nine Communists
PHILADELHIA, Aug. 13 N i n e Communists today were found guilty of conspiracy to teach and advocate violent overthrow of the United States government.
Taylor County Approved for Drought Help
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (^The Agriculture Department announced today designation of 19 additional counties in Texas and 11 in Oklahoma as drought disaster areas under an emergency aid program.
In Texas the counties included: Atascosa, Bailey, Bandera. Brewster, Callahan, Cochran, Coleman. Concho, Culberson, Eastland, Frio, GiUispie, Hudspeth, Kimble, Medina. Menard, Presidio, Taylor and Terrell.
The Oklahoma counties included; Cimarron, Creek, Haskell, Latimer, La Flore, Major, McIntosh, Okmulgee. Okfuskee, Pittsburg and Sequoah.
Thii brought to 42 the total designated in Texas and 37 in Oklahoma and to 43 the total designated in all drought-affected states which include Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Missouri and Arkansas in addition to Texas and Oklahoma.
Under the program, eligible farmers will be able to get livestock feed grains at cut-rate price¿^ The department will pay 60 cents a hundred pounds toward the cost of feed needed for maintenance of basic livestock herds.
The department also will help pay the cost of transporting hay to shortage areas up to $10 a ton as well as providing «nergency credit to farmers.
Clarence Symes of the Farmers Home Administration here .said Friday night he would probably have instructions from Dallas by Tuesday for carrying out the drought relief program h^re.
Symes also said the program would probably work much the same now as it did last year.
Quint' Suffocated, Physician Explains
MONTREAL. Aug. 13 Av-To set at rest any idea that Emilie Dionne died of epilepsy, Dr. Rosario Fontaine issued a signed statement tonight saying she accidentally suffocated herself in her pillow during an attack of epilepsy.
Stamford Americon Rated Top Weekly in West Texos
By ED WISHCAMPER Reporter-News Managing Editor MIDLAND, Aug. 13 — The Stamford American was awarded a trophy Friday by the West Texas Pre.ss Association during its annual luncheon as the best all-around weekly paper in cities over 2,000 population.
Besides being named tops in West Texas, the weekly published by Roy Craig, walked off with the ti'ophy for the best column, and received certificate.s as second place winner in the three remaining annual contests. These are: Best editorial writing, advertising layout and composition, and the best news picture.
Other Abilene area winners included the Bronte Enterprise, third best all around weekly in cities under 2,000.
Craig, publisher of the Jones County weekly, is a past president of the WTPA.
The top award Friday was the first for the paper although, it had placed second in the “all around” judging in 1946, 1947, and 1950. In 1948 it had received the West Texas Chamber of Commerce community service award for cities over 1,000.
Barnard U Speak The annual convention at Midland will cloee Saturday afternoon viUi a huacheon addrefs from Bill
ROY CRAIG . , . award-winning publisher
Barnard, chief of the Texas Bureau of the Associated Press at Dallas.
Saturday morning the West Texas newsmen will hear Mrs. Tess Martin Cappell, society editor of the Midland Reporter-Telegram;. Craig of the Stamford American; and Charles W. Andrews, publisher of the Andrews County News, Andrews.
aIfTERMATH of a shooting — This was the scene folowing the fatal shooting of Mrs Evey Lorena Armstrong Friday afternoon. From left to right, Kenneth Hancock, local manager of the Texoma Seat Cover Co., Police Patrolman C. R. Peables, partially hidden- Det. W. E. Clift; and Capt. T. P. Summers. (Staff Photo by David Barros.)
Ike Pleads for Atom Bill Okay; Measure Goes to Conferees
Annual election of officers will be held at 11:30 a.m.
The annual West Texas Chamber of Commerce breakfast for the WTPA will be held Saturday morning at the convention site in the Scharbauer Hotel. During the breakfast the yearly WTCC community service award will be made. Fred Husbands, WTCC manager, will speak. Presiding will be Ed Harris Jr., of Graham, WTPA vice-president.
Friday’s speakers included R. S. Brashears, advertising manager of the Midland Reporter-Telegram; Paul Crume, “Big D” columnist for the Dallas Morning News; and W. R. Beaumier. of Lufkin, president of the Texas Press Association.
At a Friday noon luncheon. Bill Collins. WTPA president and editor of the Midland Reporter-Telegram. presided. Luncheon speaker was Delbert Downing, manager of the Midland Chamber of Commerce.
Afternoon speakers were Joseph M. Shelton. Dallas attorney; and J. Culver Hill, advertising manager of Hemphill-Wells Department Store, Lubbock: Joe Bell, editor of the Colorado City Record; J. Russell Heitman, director of tha Texas Tech Press, Lubbock; and
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 1C (ifV-The Senate refused to accept a compromise version of the administration’s atomic energy bill today despite an 11th hour plea by President Eisenhower that passage was “in the vital interest of the United States.”
It rejected the legislation on a 48-41 roll call vote, sending it back to a second conference with the House.
Senate conferees were instructed on a voice vote to insist that a section be written into the bill requiring 10 years of compulsory patent sharing by private industry entering the atomic power field.
Patent rights proved to be the big stumbling block when administration leaders tried to push the controversial legislation through the Senate under a three-hour debate limitation agreement.
The Senate’s action may mean another delay in the adjournment of Congress, although some senators who (H>posed the first compromise said it could take only a few hours to get House agreement on the changes they want. 'The House approved the compromis version last week. It probably will take up the bill again when it recwivenes Monday.
Practically rewriting the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, the bill provides for the entry of private industry into the development of atomic energy, permits the Atomic Energy Commission to construct full-scale power plants if it gets special congressional authorization and allows the president to share more nuclear secrets with friendly nations.
Last month, in what Majority Leader Knowland of California called “a full-fledged filibuster,” the Senate debated the measure for 13 days.
As the bill came back to the Senate in compromise form it provided for granting private firms
U.S. Shields Ex-Red Spy
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (f)-The United State* granted political asylum today to Yuro A. Rastovorov, a top-ranking former Russian spy in Japan who deserted to the west last Jan. 24.
At a dramatic special news conference here, Rastovorov persqii-ally told reporters he deserted to the West because:
“I wanted to live like a decent human being. I wanted to live decently and I wanted to be able to treat other people decently.”
exclusive 17-year patents, renewable for the same period, on aoy atomic devices and processes not conceived or made under government auspices.
To Give Preference
It also provided that, for the first five years, concerns agreeing to share their patents would be given preference by the AEC when it grants licenses to manufacture commercial atomic equipment.
But a strong bloc of Democratic senators said this wasn’t enough— that the bill would tend to create a monopoly in the atomic energy business, giving a few powerful companies the bwiefits of six billion dollars in taxpayers’ money invested by the government in atomic pioneering.
Thirty-rtine Republicans viHed for the bill.. They were supported by two Democrats. Senators Byrd (Va) and Fulhright (Ark),
Slugs Hit Victim In Neck and Head
A Friday the 13th shooting here about 3 p.m. Friday ended with a woman killed and her estranged common-law husband wounded in the head.
Mrs. Evey Lorena Armstrong, 45, of 642 Beech St., was shot and killed instantly at the Texoma Seat Cover Co., 782 Walnut St. Police said Mrs. Armstrong was shot by A. A. Armstrong, 45, of 1330 North Seventh St.
Armstrong then shot himself in the temple, ponce said. He was taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital in an Elliott s Funeral Home ambulance.
His attending physician described his condition Friday night as being “good.”
Det. W. E. Clift, who helped investigate the shooting, said Armstrong entered the seat cover firm through a rear door and walked through the building to the frimt office where Mrs. Armstrong was seated at a desk. Seated across the desk from Mrs, Armstrong was Karl Hayes of Candyland Apartments, 1744 Pine St.
Clift quoted Hayes as saying Armstrong pulled out a gun and that he (Hayes) thought it was a toy gun. Hayes told police that when the gun fired he thought it was a cap pistol.
Clift quoted Haye* as saying his first realization that Mrs. Arm-stnwig had been shot was when he saw blood gush from wounds in her head and neck.
Threatened Wltaeas Armstrong then turned the gun on Hayes and threatened to kill him. Hayes told police he ran out of the building before Armstrong could shoot.
Clift said Mrs. Armstrong was shot either five or six times with all the bullets striking her in the neck except one which hit her in the head. The detective described the gun as being a .32 caliber automatic pistol.
Following Hayes’ exit from the building, Armstrong then shot himself in the temple. Cliff said.
Hayes Friday night declined to talk to a reporter after making statements to District Attorney Wiley Caffey.
Don Armstrong, son of Armstrong, said Friday night that Mrs.
Armstrong was the cixnmon-law wife of his father. Young Armstrong said she was previously married to his father’s brother.
Newt, who now lives in Dallas.
Don said his father and Mrs.
Armstrong had been separated about six weeks.
Helping Det. Clift investigate the shooting were Police Capt. T. P.
Summers. Patrolman C. R. Peables, Texas Ranger Jim Paulk, and Sheriff Ed Powell.
The body will lie in state at Kiker-Warren Funeral Home until
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5 Prisan Escopees Recaptured Swiftly
PUTNAM, Conn., Aug. 13 (A) -Five dangerous convict* who fled the Norfolk. Mass., prison colony last night were tecaptured today in a swift-moving manhunt that spanned the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut lines.
Two hostages taken by the escapees—one a prison colony guard and the other a Pawtucket, R.I., civilian—were r^cued unharmed
SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS
This Sunday’s Reporter-News will be a “21-gun” salute to Abilene’s three colleges.
The big Sunday paper will be loaded with coverage of plans for the openings of the colleges and what they offer to the prospective student. The special edition will be a “must” for high school graduates who are planning a college career.
k) the institutions of learning which have not onlv added materially to the Key City in dollars and cents but also have influenced its cultural and social life.
You won’t want to miss this salute to Abilene colleges.
You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents.
Navy Flans Slash
WASHINGTON. Aug. IS (Al --Forty-five thousand inactive officers are going to be dropped from the Navy’s reserve rolls.
Announcing this today. Asst. Secretary of the Navy James H. Smith Jr., said the slash is part of an over-all tightening up program for the Naval Reserve.
Polio Strikes 12 th al Snyder
Donna Kay Duff, 5, of Snyder, was admitted as a polio patient at Hendrick Memorial Hospital at 7 p.m. Friday.
She is the 12th polio patient recorded from Snyder this year. Her case is the fourth reported from that city within a little mora i than a week.
Donna Kay is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Duff, Jr., of Snyder. A Hendrick spokesman described her case as “non-paralytic.”
Eleven of the 12 Snyder cases have been treated in Abilene. All cases but one, have cwicemed children under 12.
Senate Hikes limit of Debt
WASHINGTON. Aug. 13 IA)-The Senate voted today to let the government run its debt up temporarily to 281 billion dollars—six billion over the present legal limit.
A bill passed by voice vote directs that the debt must be no more than 275 billion by June 30.
But in the meantime it can go as high as Ml billion.
The thought back of the bill, worked out by Sen. Byrd (D-Va), is that immediate needs may require borrowing to run the debt above the present limit but that later tax collections will permit a cut back to no more than 27$ billion.
There was no debate on the question. only a discussion marked by expressions of s<mtow that tha Senate was forced to act on urgent administration appeals for authority to borrow more money so tha government can meet its bills.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (f»-Th« Senate tonight gave overwhelming approval to President Eisenhower’s program to bring additional millions within the nation’s social security system and increase benefits across the board.
The measure sped through the Senate within a few hours after debate started late In the day. It was a “must” on the President’s legislative program. Passage was by voice vote.
The Senate version, adding an estimated 6,700,000 persons to the 62 millions now covered and providing retirement and survivor benefit hikes effective next January, must now be reconciled with a companion House-passed bill which differs in several particulars.
Although some Senate Democrats styled the measure inadequate. thWe was no concerted effort to make extensive chamges in the bill as approved by the Senate Finance Committee. More than a dozen amendments were defeated by voice votes after frleiKU]r debata.
and a couple were approved.
’The measure falls somewhat short of the President’s recommendation last January to liberalize the 1935 social security act to “fulfill its puriwse of helping to combat destitution . . . . ”
The measure would provide an immediate average increase of $8 a month for 6«4 million retired workers when it become* effective next Jan. 1. The new monthly minimum benefit would go from the present $25 to $30, the maximum from $85 to $108.50. Another key provision would raise by $12 a year the annual payment of many cover ed workers — and their employen —into the social security fund.
U. s. to Pay
WASHINGTON. Aug. 13 iAV-’The lawyer who representi Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) in tha forthcoming Senate iaveatlgatiai el McCarthy’s official conduct will bt paid out of foverwiMflt fimda.
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