Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas
1/MDRNING''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byror*
VOL. LXXIV, NO. 59
Aatockucd Pnu (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
5,000 in Area Cheer Shivers
Gov. Allan Shivers spoke to an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 cheering West Central Texans in his campaign swing Tuesday through Jones Änd Fisher counties.
Shivers flew to El Paso Tuesday evening for a campaign worker meeting but is due back Wednesday to campaign at Haskell, Rule, Rochester, Knox City, Mun-day, Seymour, and Electra before going to Wichita Falls for a rally and state-wide broadcast.
After landing at Abilene Municipal Airport Tuesday morning. Shivers drove to Hawley where he was met by a caravan of Jones County su"no'*ters.
‘Real Issues* Cited
He opened his swing through this area with a speech from the courthouse lawn at Anson. In a 15-minute speech to about 1,000 Shivers was cheered as he pin-pointed his race against Ralph Yarborough as having four real issi’e"'.
These, he said, are Communists, school segregat on, George rr, and whether he voted for Eisenhower.
He said Yarborough had tried to make a third term issue in this campaign but “it’s not a real issue.”
Moving on to Stamford, the governor took Yarborough to task for his campaign promises and for support from an Ohio labor leader.
r»00 in Crowd
He was introduced to the crowd ; of about 500 by W. B. (Dub) Har- j rison. j
Shivers said his opponent “had ' promised the voters everything he could think of, and promised to promise them all their requests in the future.”
W. B. Kennedy of Cleveland. O., an “out-of-state labor leader,” was attacked by Shivers who quoted Kennedv as saying; “Te-’‘ns could remedy themselves by voting for Ralph Yarborough.”
At Hamlin, where he was introduced by Joe Culbertson, Jones County Democratic chairman. Shivers said a visit to Adlai Stevenson caused him to turn his back on the Democratic nominee and vote for Eisenhower.
Shivers said he told Stevenson he would not support anyone vdio turned his back on the Texas school children.
After lunch in Hamlin with area tuwxirters, the governor swung into Rotan to mark the town’s first remembered visit by a governor of the state. The turnout numbered an estimated 1,500 persons, Oleta Parker, Reporter-News correspondent, said.
At Rotan Shivers rolled up his shirt sleeves and mixed with the local people.
“My opponent is running up and down the state telling folks that he will submit a constitutional amendment to raise old age pensions as soon as he is governor. He never will be governor. And you. the voters, will take care of the old age pension issue when
you vote on it next November. It will already be taken care of by next January and you. the voters, will do the job,” he said.
Shivers accused his opponent of “using cheap politics thiough the medium of mud slinging and misrepresentation in a desperate effort to gain the governor’s chair.” Shivers had been escorted into Rotan by the Fisher County Sheriff’s Posse and high school band, both of whom he invited to his inauguration.
Caravan to Roby A caravan of supporters escorted Shivers o.i to Roby Wiie e the turnout was estimated to be 1,000.
Here his speech was highlighted by his pointing up farm-to-market roads.
“I see signs of progress here. It looks like you are building a new road,” he said, pointing to the street in front, “Could this be one o( Shive-s’ farrr-to-rr''"' -'t roads?” he asked. This drew a laugh from the crowd.
He also said his main goal if re-elected was for “adequate water supplies for every town and community in Texas.”
From Roby, Shivers went to Sweetwater for his flight to El Paso.
Ike Says 7th Fleet Would
Fight Invasion of Formosa
'NEWS' TO GEORGE
U. S. to Open Parr Tax Probe
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 im-A federal grand jury will investigate income tax returns of South Texas political boss George Parr, starting next month.
The Justice Department announced here today the case will be placed before the grand jury scheduled to meet in Houston Sept. 27.
At his office in San Diego, Tex., Parr said he knew his tax affairs had been under investigation “two or three years.” But he said the Justice Department action was news to him and so he didn’t want to comment on it.
Herbert Hoover Jr. Nominated As Under Secretary ot State
New Yorkers Bid For Steel Firm
PITTSBURGH. Aug. 17 — A
group headed by Frederick W. Richmond of New York has offered approximately nine million dollars for the assets of Follansbee Steel Corp.. M. A. Follansbee, president of the firm, said.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (m-President Eisenhower today nominated Herbert Hoover Jr.—son of the former President—to be undersecretary of state to succeed Walter Bedell Smith, who has been anxious to retire from government service.
Appointment of the 51-year-old Hoover promotes him from his role of State Department trouble shooter to the second-ranking job directly under Secretary of State Dulles.
To Resign Oct. 1
Smith, former ambassador to Moscow and one-time head of the Cetitral Intelligence Agency, is due to resign about Oct. 1. He is understood to have accepted a position
HEAT TO STAY
Rain!-lt Might Happen Today
The Weather Bureau says can still happen in Abilene.
And furthermore, the bureau even went so far last night as to say that rain is likely to fall in Abilene Wedne«lay and Thursday afternoon.
Forecast for the tw’o days calls for widely scattered late afternoon showers—plus continued hot weather.
Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport reported a weak shower feU just cast of Coleman Tuesday afternoon and that a slight increase in Gulf moisture seems to be pushing the front toward Abilene.
Abilene’s high temperature for Tuesday was 98.
in private industry.
Appointment of the son of the former President came somewhat as a surprise because he was reported to have turned down the job several months ago.
Hoover, a petroleum engineer, was understood to have been anxious to return to private business after successfully fulfilling a role in helping settle the British-Iran-ian oil crisis.
But after the White House announcement, Hoover told reporters “I am very much honored that the President has chosen me to serve with Secretary Dulles.” Senate Must Act
The White House said Hoover would take over his new duties as soon as the Senate has acted on his confirmation.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee summoned a special closed meeting tonight and quickly approved Hoover’s appointment. Acting Chairman H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) told reporters the vote was unanimous.
Smith said he hoped the committee’s prompt action would clear the way for Senate confirmation tomorrow.
Departure of Smith from Washington ends a 43-year career in government starting when he enlisted as a private in the Indiana Nati(mal Guard at the age of 15.
Although wanting to step out for the past six months. Smith stayed on at the President’s request until fall. He also consented to take on as a farewell assignment the job of representing the United States at the recent Geneva conference CHI Indochina.
Shivers Relief Yarborough Soys
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ralph Yarborough said Tuesday night Texas needs relief from both Gov. Allan Shivers and the drought. Shivers said election of Yarborough as governor would mean an all-out drive to unionize farm and ranch workers.
Both men renewed their efforts to win the farm and ranch vote with radio and television broadcasts.
Yarborough, in a speech for statewide radio delivery from Austin, said, “only Divine Providence can end the rain drought, but you have the power yourselves to end the drought of bad government you have suffered under this administration.”
Attends Meeting In El Paso, Shivers attended a meeting of campaign workers, then told a local television audience: “Texas farmers and ranchers art beginning to realize that election of a CIO-sponsored governw would launch an all-out drive to unicmize farm and ranch hands.” Ht said widely separated •ourcM have sent him telegrams the past few days exprming concern over what they believe to be connections between Yarborough and left-wing labw bosses.
In a separate, filmed speech shown on a statewide netwoik of 37 television stations. Shivers said his opponent wants to turn Texas’ water, oil and gas resources over So the federal government Yarborough. » his oolr «•■»*
paign speech of the day, said his campaign in West, North and East Texas last week gave him a good insight into the drought situation.
“I received new first-hand information of the terrible suffering from the drought, and the piecemeal, wholly inadequate, bungling political handling of the drought situation by the present Republican administration and the present Texas Republican Shivers-Benson plan state administration,” said Yarborough.
*No Real Relief*
He said there is no real drought relief in Texas and that “when the program is analyzed, it becomes primarily a Republican newspaper publicity relief program.”
"You know, fellow Texans, you only put up with Herbert Hoover four years as president, and you have already had Allan Shivers five years as governor,” said Yarborough.
“You shtHild have relief from Shivers as well as frwn drought.” Shivers* El Paso speech ended a day oi campaigning which took him through Anson, Hamlin, Rotan, Roby and Stamford.
Yarbm’ough said Texas “needs a government for the people of T«t-as.”
*Tt has had a government of. by, and for the big natural gas pipeline companiee and the big mcmey bags long enough,” he said, adding:
“The humbleet etttef will eoont ae mneb ikMli am ip ttM sbpmI
powerful business magnate In Texas when Ralph Yarborough is governor,”
He Has Plan
Yarborough said he has a water and soil conservation plan, one which he said he has presented in 400 to 500 speeches for two and a half years.
He said Shivers for two years had ridiculed his plan for dam* on the rivers and creeks of Texas and more small ponds on the farms and ranches but did nothing himself.
“He bad no plan,*’ asserted Yarborough.
“Then when this runoff campaign began, and he saw the long arm of the frustrated hopes of the people reaching out to reclaim the governor’s chair for themselves, my opponent hastily said he would appoint a commission to study the problem.”
Yarbwough renewed his challenge to Shivers to a joint debate on the issues of the campaign.
He said four invitations to such a debate have been extended both him and Shivers, that he has accepted all four, “but my opponent »ejected all four.”
“It is not too late for the people of Texas to hear these issues discussed,” Yarborough said. ”I now repeat this challenge to my opponent to meet me in Joint debate on the issues of this campaign in these closing days, in the hiterest ct truth and accuracy.”
The department said the case was referred to Justice officials by the Internal Revenue Service. It was di.sclosed last winter that Parr’s tax returns had been under scrutiny for about a year.
The Justice Department said the Parr file had been forwarded to U.S. Atty. Malcolm R. Wilkey at Houston for review and submission to the September grand jury.
In Houston, Wilkey refused to discuss the case in any way. “I cannot comment about any case which may or may not be taken to the grand jury,” he said.
Parr, a 52-year-old millionaire, wa.s indicted in March, 1932, in federal court on income tax-eva-sion charges. The case was not tried until May, 1934, when Pan-pleaded guilty. He was fined $5.000 and given a two-year suspended sentence.
In May, 1936—while he was serving as a county judge—Parr was hailed into court on a complaint that he had not lived up to terms of the suspended sentence. This was just a few days before the end of his probation period.
In June, 1936, he was ordered to a federal reformatory. He won a parole 11 months later, and in 1946 he was pardoned by then President Harry Truman.
Communists Get Blunt Warning
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (AP)—President Eisenhower said today any Communist invasion of Formosa would hav# to run over the U.S. 7th Fleet.
This clear cut warning that a Red attack would encounter the planes and big guns of an American battle force wag laid down at a White House news conference.
Warned Not to Interfere Only last Friday, Premier Chou En-lai declared Red China would capture Formosa, the island refuge of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists, and he warned the United States not to interfere.
Orders to the 7th Fleet to defend the island still stand, Eisenhower said. The possibility of using other American forces against an invader,--—^
ROLL OUT THE BARREL — Alan Tamplin, 50-year-old
reiired farmer, operates his radio-controlled beer barrel at Birdham, West Sussex, Eng. Nicknamed “Nellie,” the barrel operates on two 12-volt wet cell batteries, which drive a 14 horsepower motor, concealed in an inner barrel suspended on an axle. The radio control is similar to that used to guide model airplanes. Not only does “Nellie” transport herself and contents, but she also does the pouring. The barrel contains 448 Imperial pints—560 U. S. pints. ____
School Separation Election Hinted; Procedure Studied
That a school separation election will be called in Abilene appeared likely Tuesday night from a discussion by the School Board and the City Commission.
While neither panel announced definite plans for such a vote, the procedure required for calling one was studied.
Mayor C. E. Gatlin and School Supt. A. E. Wells said only about
Porter (hides White
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AUSTIN, Aug. 17 i^wJack Porter today charged that State Agriculture Commissioner John C. White’s chief complaint about the drought relief program in Texas apparently is that it hasn’t been turned over to White.
Porter, from Houston, is Texas’ Republican national committee -man.
Porter talked to a reporter in Denver in responses to charges made here yesterday, saying that Republican politics is ruining tlw federsd drought relief program in Texas.
“White’s chief complaint apparently is that the drought relief program hasn’t been turned over to him,” Porter said.
White sent Porter a telegram after Porter’s statement in which he said, “It may come as a surprise to you, but Texas droughts are neither Republican nor Democratic droughts.”
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six other Texas school districts are now operated as part of the city governments. These are mostly small towns, Gatlin said.
As an “extended municipal school district,” Abilene is limited by state law to a school tax rate of $1 on each $100 valuation. By its City Charter, Abilene is limited to 80 cents on the $100 valuation as a school tax rate.
$1.10 Rate Levied
Expenses of the exoandin^ school plant and growing scholastic population have already forced the City Commission to levy a $1.10 school tax rate, despite the legal restrictions.
No further school bonds for Abilene will be approved by the Texas attorney general, so long as it is an “extended municipal district.” That term means a city-controlled school district whose boundaries extend beyond the city limits.
Separation of schools from the city government would release the district from the 80-cent charter limit and place it under a $1.50 — rather than the present $1 — limit of state law.
Hancock read to the two groups Tuesday night the state law governing procedure for calling school separation elections.
When as many as 100 resident qualified voters of a municipal school district petition the School Board for such an election, the board must certify the petitii» to the City Commission.
The commission must then fix a date for a joint meeting of the School Board and conuniasion. the date to be not more than 10 days from the date the petition and certification were received.
At the joint meeting the school trustees and the commission must order an election. Date for the election shall be within not more than 30 days nor less than 10 days.
Every qualified voter who has resided within the municipal school district the past six months is entitled to vote.
City Manager Austin P. Hancock agreed, after a lengthy discussion, to recommend to the commission the $2.309,156.10 school budget requested by Supt. Wells for the coming schocrf year, plus $10.000.
The added $10,000 was Hancock’s own idea. He wUl propose that the city charge the schools $25,000 in the coining year for collecting the sdMwl taxes, cfunpar-ed to the $15,000 charged in the year just ending.
Only commission members prea-ent were Mayor Gatlin and Commissioner W. D. Rich.
Hancock revealed that the schools over the past few years have built up an accumulated reserve in their operation and main-tenanee funds of $297,025.60. Ha said he will recommend that during the condng year ^,000 af that amount plus $50,000 left over from •ptratton and miintenanet tmm
collected the current year be placed ! in the Schools’ Interest and Sinking Fund.
The city manager wanted the $100,000 thus transferred to be invested for the School liS Fund, in city water and sewer revenue bonds.
Supt, Wells and some School Board members objected to making this transfer, until they see how much of the accumulated reserve is required for September and October bills. Wells and the trustees pointed out that in those two months each year the schools have to operate (mi left-over money, since no new funds are arriving. The superintendent said something like $300,0(X) is required for this purpose.
Wells was outspoken in criticizing the city for not turning over to the schools all funds collected as school taxes and letting the schools decide whether they shall be used for operation or put in the Interest and Sinking Fund.
The I&S Fund is the one maintained for making paj-menta on the schools’ bonded indebtedness. Hancock said the schools should have at least «le year’s requirements in the fund, but has only about half that amount.
hasn’t been brought up, he said.
On other major points, the President;
1. Voiced ast<mishment that Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell tried to tie in the President’s friend, gidfer B<^y Jones, with a power plant contract Eiseahow^ has approved. The chief executive said he knew when he got into p<riitical life he would be subjected to many kinds of allegations and innuendoes by many types of strange characters. But he said he was a little astonished that innuendoes would be aimed at a private citizen of the standing and character of Jones.
2. Described as satisfactory the original House version of a bill to outlaw the Communist party by depriving k of any legal rights. He said he wasn’t sufficiently familiar with Senate changes to comment on them. Later in the day the House accepted the Senate changes,
3. Expressed, as a matter of general philosophy, an opinion that in the present state of the world some form of military training for every individual would be advantageous to the individual and the nation.
4. Said that so far as he can de-
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Sweetwater Girl Dies of Bulbar Polio
Barbara Hale. 15, of Sweetwater died of polio at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital.
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hale of Sweetwater.
The girl was admitted to Hendrick at 8:.S0 a m. Sunday and was placed in an iron lung. She had bulbar type pdio.
Her body was taken to Sweetwater Tuesday night by a Cate-Speo-cer Funeral Home coach.
Funeral will be held at 4;30 o.m. Wedne.sday in the Longworth Methodist Church.
Officiating will be the Rev. Davis Eden of Lubbock, a former pastor, the Rev. Boy Patterson of Roby and tha Rev. John D. Hall, church pa.stor.
Burial will be in the Longworth Cemetery under direction of Cate-Spencer,
MÌSS Hsle w8s bom July 23.1939, termine, the mass of expert opinion , . . u noo*
to bP that the countrv is in > Longworth community near
Sweetwater. She would have been a sophomore in Newman High School in Sweetwater this fall.
Her father is a farmer.
Other survivors are a brother, Erwin Hale of Sweetwater, and two sisters, Noia Hale of Hamlia and Mrs. Miles Cagle of Slaton.
Colorado City Girl Enters Polio Ward
Nelda Jo Bunch, 18, of Colorado City, was admitted as a polio patient to Hendrick Memwial Hospital Tuesday.
She became the 29th polio patient in the ward here.
Miss Bunch is a daughter of Jesse D. Bunch of Cirforado City.
a mUd economic upswing.
5. Indicated he is banking on Congress to finish its legislative chores along about Friday night. He said he hopes to take off for a Colorado vacation Saturday morning, and delivw from Denver a speech to the nation on the record of the 83d Congress.
The White House said later that television and radio networks have been asked for time Monday or Tuesday night.
6. Declared he is certain the majority of the nation’s farmers support as a w h o 1 e the administration’s bill to substitute flexible for rigid farm price su)^rts. That was in reply to a question whether he expects the farm issue to react against Republican congressmen.
7. Announced that Iron Curtain Czechoslovakia has accepted this govenmieiH’s offer of food for victims of the Danube River flood.
8. Gave what sounded like an endorsement to Malty Snyder of New York, his former Army mesa sergeant, who is running for Congress as an Eisenhower independent. The Preekient aaid Snyder was a good soldier and so far as he knows has been a fine cRizen.
Laughing, the President recalled that Snyder was one of his earliest and most fervent boosters for the presidency. Possibly Snyder thinks he is a bit respcmsibie for the 1952 resuH. Eisenhower »aid. and maybe he is. So he deduces foocn that, be said, that Snyder would be a loyal siqiporter down here in Congress.
9. DisckMed that he intends to
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Congress Makes It Crime To Be Communist Member
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17 (iP-The Senate and the House, overruling Eisenhower administration (Rijec-tions, voted today to make it a crime for a person to be a Com-murast.
By a 41-39 vote in the Senate, the language making Communists subject to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine was writte into a bill designed to derive the Communist party of its legal rights.
Then the Senate passed the whole bill 81-1.
Burst ik Speed
In an extiacM Uinary burst of speed, the House promptly voted on a roll call 208-100 to accept Um Senata version. It did so in the face of an implied threat of preaidefiUal veto, axpreaaed by Rep. HaUeck (R-Ind).
HaUeek, the HopubHeiA lender
in the House, told his colleagues he had no doubt that if the Senate version was adc^ted “it will not become law.”
HaUeck and other administration leaders objected that to make party membership a crime would play hob with existing Comimmlst-control measures.
“If you don’t want to destroy the Internal Security Act and surely hanH>er the eoftMrement of the Smith Act. then vote down this motion,” HaUeck pleaded. It was in vain.
Rep. Die* (D-Tez), who was Um first chairman of Um House Un-Ameriean ActivitiM Committee, sponsored the move to accept the Senata bUL Only yestarday the H'lfse voted 305-2 to outlaw the Cownwinist party, bat aatlo peoal-ize individual members. v.
Q. Y. Miller, Dies
BALUNGER, Aug. 17 (RNS) -Q. Victor MUler, 64. pioneer resident of Ballinger, died at his homa here at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday.
Mr. MUler was bom Dec. 16. 1890 in Ballinger. He was a lawyer.
Fiuieral is pending.
Survivors include his wife and three sons. Q. V. Miller, Jr., at El Paso in the Army, Johnnie Miller of Eldorado and Robert MtUer. a student at Texas A&M; and one daughter. Mrs. William Wingo, el Houston.
Baby Left in Lacked Car Saved by Police
DALLAS (M—A 3-mooth-old girl left alone in a locked car parked in noonday sun was rushed to Parkland Hospital for treatment.
Police Sgt. L. W. Kelly and a passerby smashed a window Monday to get tha chUd out. At tha hospital she was given pura oxygen and a bottle of milk.
The parents, arriving at the city pound to claim the car, said they were passing through Dallas on a trip from Albany, N. Y., and had parked the car to shop. Tha chUd was released to them.
Vefaran Congrassmaii Paul W. Shafer Dies
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17 UFU-Rep, Paul W. Shafer. Michigan Repub-Ucan, died today at Walter Reed Hospital. He was 61.
Shafer, serving his 18th year in the House, entered the hospital on Aug. • and was operated on ImI Frtoigr fer a chrooie livar ailmanl,
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