Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 20, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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MORNINGVQL. LXXIV, NO. 61 AaocUied Pnt$ (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1954—TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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Kent Records to Go Back to Clairemont
<?AmEMONT. Aug. 19 (RNS)^ All Kent County records will be returned to the old courthouse here by Tuesday morning, Commission-tr Marie Cave said Thursday.
County Judge John Montgewnery said in Jayton Thursday night that he had heard a lot of talk about moving the records back to Claire-mont.
“I’d better not say anthing about H, I’m h(H>ing the whole thing can be worked out Tue.sday at our meeting in Clairemont,” Montgomery said.
The old courthouse will be restored as the seat of the county. Cave told a reporter Thursday. Records and furniture were moved from the building to Jayton iate last month.
Cave reported that this decision wa.s reached at a meeting of members of the Kent County Commis-
sioners and their attorneys with District Judge Ben (Charlie) Chapman at Ha.skell Wednesday.
All members of the Commissioners Court agreed that the move of the records without the court’s prior approval July 29 was illegal. Cave said.
The three commissioners who have opposed the move to Jayton have given their promise to designate a place in Jayton for the new courthouse within a “reasonable period of time,” provided the records are back in place and the courthouse restored at Clairemont by 10 a.m. Tuesday when the Commissioners Court meets, Cave said,
Sh—’ff Jim Montgomery when contacted Thursday night in Jayton said he had not heard anything about returning the records to Jayton as he had been out of town all day.
Reds Hold 15 Airmen
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (f)-The United States today for the first time announced that 15 American airmen missing in the Korean War are known to be alive and charged that they are being held as “political prisoners” by the Chinese Communists.
The formal charge was coupled with a renewed demand that the Reds render an accounting for a, total of 526 missing Americans, including the 15 airmen, and their return dead or alive. |
Many months ago Communi.st propagandists referred to the cap-, ture of 12 members of the crew of a B-29 bomber, reported by the U.S. Command to have been shot down in northwestern Korea but alleged by the Reds to have been brought down in Manchuria, north of the Yalu River.
Only today the Defense Department formally accepted the Chinese propaganda claims as fact. It cited statements made to that effect by the Chinese negotiators at the recent Geneva conference and sup-
porling information obtained frwn Americans who were once priswi-ers of the Communists in the Far East but have since been exchanged.
The other three airmen alleged to be held as political prisoners were Air Force officers who were urged quick
lost on missing flying single-seater aircraft.
Two Nations Clash Over EDC Changes
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug. 19 —The wartime enemies, Germany and France, clashed today over the plans of France’s Premier to change the European army pact to guard the peace.
Pierre Mendes-France of France was reported to have told the six- i nation foreign ministers parley here their project as it stands for pooling their forces in a one-uniform European Defense Community was as good as dead in his country.
He was said by official German sources to have confronted the meeting with a choice between his plan for far-reaching amendments or no EDC at all. And he was said to have warned that a turn-down of his plan might precipitate a crisis for the whole Atlantic alliance by propelling into office a French government sympathetic to Russia.
This German - reported outline of Mendes - France’s statement was described later by a French delegation spokesman as “incomplete and inexact.” But the French spokesman refused to give any details of the Premier’s statement or elaborate on his comment that the German report was faulty.
At any rate. 78-year-old Chancellor Konrad Adenauer rejected the French proposals for turning EDC into a looser military coalition. He action to implement
$5.2 Billion Foreign
Aid Program Okayed
EDC and said point^ly that “further delays cannot be tolerated.”
Catholic Bishop Dies in Dallas
DALLAS, Aug. 19 (fL-The tall, stately and silver-haired bishi^) who ha* presided over Roman Catholics in the Dallaa-Fort Worth diocese for 48 years died today.
He wa* Bishop Joseph Patrick Lynch. 81. widely known as a churchman, orator, builder and humanitarian.
Had Been 111
Bishop Lynch had been ill several months. He had been inactive m<M-e ttian a year since the appointment in February of 1952 of Bishop Thomas K. Gorman of Nevada as coadjutor bishop. Bishop Gorman, hurrying back to Dallas from a vacation in Los Angeles, was given full rights of succession at the time.
Bishop Lynch was the recognized dean of the hierarchy in the United States. Hjs entke service as a bishop had been in the Dallas-Fort Worth diocese where he has siH>ervi5ed the construction of 150 churches.
Opponent 'Sold Out Texas, Soul, Friends,' Shivers Says
AUSTIN, Aug. 19 (J^Gov, Allan Slivers in a fighting speech here tonight called hia opponent Ralph Yarborough “an unscrupulous, power hungry politician” who has sold out Texas, his old friends, and his own soul.
Lightning flashed over the hills northwest of downtown Woddridge Park as Shivers spoke for more than an htmr to a crowd estimated by Austin police at more than six thousand.
Shivers himseif thundered at Yarborou^ in one of the longest speeches of his campaign as the crowd—frankly friendly and partisan—interrupt^ him diMsens of times with cheers and cries of "Go get ’em, Allan.”
Central Texans from 16 counties sat on the grass of the natural arena where pditical (rffice holders have stood on the columned bandstand fw many generations to shellac their opponents and beat their own drums.
A 6-man fiddle band furnished the music and audience singing and some picnic lunching preceded the rally.
Shivers’ campaign managers
Holmes Announces For Gov. Shivers
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
J, J, Holmes, defeated candidate for governor in the first Democratic primary, Thursday announced his support of Gov. Allan Shivers.
The other defeated candidate in the race. Cyclone Davis, has announced his support of Ralph Yarborough.
passed free (rfd-fashioned cardboard fans but nobody needed them in the face of the strong wind.
Shivers renewed an accusation that his runoff opponent is the “captive candidate of unscrupulous, ambitious, selfish and ruthless forces who are trying to take over our state and national governments.”
“In his lust for power,” Shivers said, “and his long-thwarted ambition to hold state office, he has sold out Texas, he has sold out his old friends—he has sold his soul, and he is no longer the man that a great many of us used to know and respect.”
Keniiil Gl’s Judges Named For Hearing
SAN ANTONIO. Aug. 19 L!V-The Army chose today the 10 men who will sit in judgment of Cpl. Claude Batchelor, who changed his mind at the last moment and deserted his Red Chinese captors for his native United States.
The young Texan from Kermit faces a general court-martial starting Aug. 30 at Fort Sam Houston. He is a prisoner here, charged with collaborating with the enemy.
Batchelor, 22, first elected to remain with his Communist captors in Korea and then heeded pleadings of his young Japanese wife to return to his native land.
Heading the trial staff will be Lt. Col. Francis Boyles and Capt. Clarence Goodman Jr., of Fort Sam Houston. The defense lawyers are Lt. Col. Kerlin Bargdon and Lt. Col. Jadt Oeffinger, both of Fort Sam Houston.
Members of the court-martial are: Col. Charles Stratton. Lt. Lan-don Reid and U. John Watson of Fort Sill; Lt. Col. James McCoro-rey and Maj. Albert Jones of Fort Hood; Lt. Col. Luis Mercando, Maj. John Coulter, Capt. Richard Mc-Affrey and Lt. Edward Schowalter Jr., of Fort Sam Houston, and Col. Milo Gray of Camp Chaffee, Ark.
President Names Beaumont Attorney East Texas Judge
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 im-Lamar Cecil, 51, a Beaumont lawyer who has been a longtime Republican, today was nominated by President Eisenhower to be U.S. judge for the Eastern District of Texas to fill a new position.
The new judgeship was created by Congress this year. Cecil’s appointment must be confirmed by the Senate. If cimfirmed, he would work with Federal Judge Joe W. Sheehy of Tyler in the Eastern District.
TEXAS DOG ‘HERO OF HEROES—Tang, a 65-pound collie, sits with his mistress, Mrs. Maurice L. Dyer, Denison, Tex., who holds the gold plaque awarded Tang when the dog was named “America’s Dog Hero of Heroes for 1954.“ Tang is credited with saving four small children from possible death by pushing them from in front of automobiles.
Head-on Car Crash Kills Cisco Woman
RUNOFF ABSENTEE BALLOTS EQUAL FIRST PRIMARY TOTAL
With three and one-half more days to go, Taylor County’s potential absentee vote in the Aug. 28 run-off election was exactly the same Thursday evening as the total number of absentee votes cast in the primary July 24.
When Mrs. Chester Hutcheson, cqunty clerk, closed her office Thursday evening 283 persons had voted absentee in her office and 133 ballots had been mailed out to other voters who requested them. This made a total of 416 potential absentee votes.
Absentee ballots cast for the four gubernatorial candidates in the July 24 primary totaled 416.
Tdesday. Aug. 24. is the last day for absentee voting in the run-off election.
Absentee ballots may be cast in the county clerks office by voters who know they will not be able to go to the polls on election day.
CISCO, Aug. 19 (RNS) — Mn. Joe Reeves, 77, of Cisco died in Graham H<»pital here about 8:50 p.m. Thursday of injuries received in a head-on automobile accident an hour earlier in the Cisco city limits.
The accident occurred at the intersection of 14th St. and Ave. D. as Mrs. Reeves was on her way to attwKl church.
Mrs. Reeves was a passenger in an auto driven by L. N. Carlile. Other occupants in the auto were Mrs. Carlile and Mrs. Stella Callaway, all of Cisco, Mr. and Mrs. Carlile and Mrs. Calloway were injured and treated at Graham Hospital. It was not known Thursday night what their injuries were.
Driver of the other auto involved
in the collision was Donald Meier, 17-year-old Cisco High School student.
City Policman Carl Pence, who investigated the accident, said the Carlile auto was traveling south on Ave. D and turned east wi 14th St. at the time of the accident. The Meier auto was headed north on Ave. D., Pence said. Both autos were heavily damaged.
Funeral for Mrs. Reeves will be announced by Thomas Funeral Home here.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Joe T. Wheat of 203 Roosevelt St., Abilene, Mrs. Evie Pierce of Grapevine, and Mrs. Pearl Crowder and Mrs. Kirby Thetford, both of Cisco; three sons, Ray of Clyde. Ed of Raymondvillt, and A. P. Reeves of Fort Worth.
Red Outlaw Bill Given To President for Signing
WASHLNGTON. Aug. 19 iff) -Congress passed a bill today outlawing the Communist party as “an instrumentality of a conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States.”
The Senate approved the measure 79-0 after it was redrafted in a Senate-House conference committee to remove a section, offered by Sen. Humhrey (D-Minn), making membership in the Communist party itself a criminal act.
Sent to Ike House approval came on a ‘265-2 vote a short t'me later, and the bill was then sent to the White House for President Eisenhower’s signature.
Sen. Knowland of California, (SOP leader in the Senate, expressed confidence that Eisenhower would sign it to strike a new bkwr at Reds in this country.
The le^lation declares that the Communist party shall not be entitled to “any of the rights, privileges and immimities attendant upon legal bodies.”
This mean* the party will be •stracized In the United States, stripped of all legal rights, includ-Itigthtioi baing Uated on a voting
In deference to adininislraliun objections, the Senate-House conferees eliminated a sectim making it illegal to be a member of the Communist party aral establishing penalties up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
Atty. Gen. Brownell and other law enforcement officials said this section would impede enforcement of the Internal Security Act and serve to drive the Reds deeper underground.
Agreement on the measure removed another hurdle in the congressional race for adjournment by the weekend.
In addition to outlawing the Communist party, the bill provides that any labor organization found by the government to be Red-infiltrated shall be stripped of all its rights and privileges under the National Labor Relations Act. That means, among other things, that it could not he certified as a collective bargaining agent for workers.
While membership in the Communist party is not declared illegal. tÉM bÉ daclaraa Umt a par-
son who i.s a member of a Com-munisl-action group shall be subject to penalties set forth in the 1950 Internal Security Act.
The 1950 law, sponsored by Sen. McCarran (D-Nev), provides that members of Communist-action groups shall be barred from defense plants, from employment by the federal government and from obtaining a passport
Such groups are also required to register with the Justice Department, subject to five years’ imprisonment and a $10,000 fine for failure to do so. An attempt to make the Communist party register under the McCarran Act is now being fought out in the courts.
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2 Injured in Auto Wreck Near C-City
COLORADO CITY, Aug. 19 (RNS)-—Two men were injured at 9 a.m. Thursday in a two-car accident six miles west of Colorado City.
They are Vernon Harrison. 45, employe of the Humble Oil Co. in Odessa, and James Fox, 34, of Colorado City. Harrison is the more seriously injured of the two.
Both men were taken to Root Menwrial Hoepital in Colorado City.
Harrison has a head injury and cuts about the head and chin. He was still unconscious at 10:15 p.m. Thursday.
Fox has a lip gash.
Fox was west-bound at the time of the accident on U. S. Highway 80. He told Highway Patrolman Dan Nowlin that Harrison’s car was parked broadside on the highway.
Harrison’s auto was struck on the left side, Nowlin said.
C-City Polio Victim Hospitalized Here
Dean Jones of Colwado City about 21. was admitted as a polio patient at 10 p.m. Thuraday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital.
Hendrick’s polio ward now has
Throw Out 'GOP' Governor, Yarborough Urges in Valley
EDINBURG, Tex.. Aug. 19 Iff)— Ralph Yarborough today asked Valley voters to “help defeat this RepuWican governor” Allan »uv-
He said "you didn’t even put up with Herbert Hoover but four years.”
Yarborough, opposing Shivers for the Democratic nomination for gov-errvor Aug. 28, wound up a tom: of the Rio Grande Valley today.
He spoke at McAllen and
Brownsville and had a speech scheduled at Laredo toni^.
Yarborough continued to hit hard at Shivers’ support of Republican presidential caiididate Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 ar»d at the fact Shivers seeks a third elective term.
The former Austin district judge said here there would be “no sales tax and no state income tax” in Texas when he is elected govemw.
He urged Hidalgo County residents to vote for him, to “vote democratic all Uie way."
Texas is behind in human services, Yarborough said.
“We have been this way long enough. There has been no increase in state money to the aged since Allan has been governor.”
Yarborough said he was for an increase to the aged.
He quoted a newspaper clipping that said Shivers was going to be paid to play in a motion picture Sept. 27.
“And he’ll have plenty of time to do it after Aug. 38,“ Yarborough said.
He again hit at Shivers for what he said was a lack of aid for drought-stricken farmers
Yarborough praised the Port Isabel causeway and brought up Shivers’ statement that highways should not be in politic*.
“Everyone knows roads got into poliiics when the Roman* buiR
roads aixl put chariota on them,” Yarborough said.
Yarborough in a speech at Brownsville d«iied the CIO had any influeitce over hkn and he said he would do to adversely
affect farm economy if he were governor.
He aaid Valley farmi should have a hand in “bracero” (migrant la bor from Mexico) contracU.
Tonrwrrow YarbOTOugh is ached uled to speak in Orange. Beaumont and Port Arthur.
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ABILENE AND VICINITV — Farlly cloudy Friday and Saturday. ScatUrad aftoraooa ihowort Friday. Hish aturo SoOi daya M. Low Frklay Bight 7S.
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Claar to partly cloudy Friday and Saturdays not much chaBga la tamparrtura.
WEST TEXAS — Claar to partly cloudy Friday aad Saturday with laolalad aRar-noon and aveBlng thundarahowera; not much changa in tamparaturaa.
EAST TEXAS — Claar to partly ckwidy Friday and Saturday with wldaly acattarad thundamhowara naar tha ooasti not much change la tamparatnras.
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Clear to partly cloudy Friday aad Saturday not much change in tamparaturaa.
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Congress May Adjourn Today
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (AP)--Congress sped a $5,-248,575,795 foreign aid bill to President Eisenhower today and all but cleared its decks of major controversies.
Leaders predicted the national Congress would adjourn tomorrow.
Pensions Unsettled The only big stumbling block remaining was a measure to expand and liberiilize old age pensions under social security. Senate-House conferees planned tojneet tomorrow to try anew to iron out differences.
The major issue on this bill is whether to bring 3,600,-000 farm operators and 500,000 professional people into the system, as asked by the administration. The House voted largely to go along with the administration, but the Senate declined.
The Senate, working at night as it has done for some time, passed along to the White House a bill to raise retirement and unemployment benefits of railroad workers bv an estimated 82 million dollars a year.
Durinp the day, there had been some talk the Congress might wind up tonight. But the House recessed at 6:02 p.m., EDT., until no<Mi tomorrow when It became clear that the Senate could not perform all its chores this evening.
'Through busy hours today the House and Senate had gotten a lot of things out of the way, including swne of the major barriers to adjournment.
However, even before the House gave up on any hope of quitting tonight. Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) said it was “overly optimistic” to figure on final adjournment before tomorrow.
Knowiaad, the Senate RefNibli-caa leader, noted at suneet a number of bills still required action. He m e n t i o ned especially social security expanaion, a proposed federal pay raise, some
minor treaties and some tax odds and ends.
The foreign aid controversy died away as a compromise sailed through the House 188-77 and through the Senate without a tally. Only Sen. Langer (R-ND) announced he was opposed to it.
Nothing remained of the foreign aid controversy except for a Sen-age vote on a compromise which sailed through the House 188-77.
The bill would provide ^.243,-575,795 to bolster noncommunist nations, with emphasis on military rather than economic aid. The total include« $2.781,499.816 in new money, the rest being leftover funds from previous years.
Last Big Item
There were reports of progress, but nothing positive in the way of action, on the third of the last three big items for this session.
This was the queslton of expanding social security covea-age to farm cn>erators and professiooal people. House-Senate conferee«
were reported to have reached an unofficial agreement, but to have decided to hold up formal action for a while.
Clouds Boil, Showers Hit Some Spots
Old Man Weather put on a fierce display of boiling clouds and dark skies over Abilene Thursday afternoon but one of his main characters. Mr. Rain, flubbed his lines in the drama and Abilene got only a trace of moisture.
But face was saved at a few spots in the surrounding area.
Good showers were regprted lata Thursday evening at Albany, Baird. Clyde, Breckenridge, Cross Plains ai^ Rising Star.
Best rainfall was at Albany, wWch rec6rded .80 inch. Cross Plains was next with .40. Clyde received .31, Rising Star, .30, Breckenridge, .20, and Stamford, .18.
Traces were reported at Paint Creek and Santa Ama.
Weather Bureau forecast calls for scattered afternoon showers Friday but the bureau added that showers are not as likely as they were Thursday.
Thursday’s clouds and scattered showers were caused by unstable air masses moving in from the Gulf area, according to the Weather Bureau.
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SPRINGFIELD, lU., Aug. 19 iffw-President Eisenhower today opened his personal efforts to strengthen Republican control of Congresi in the fall elections with a blast at “profgiets 0# doom” and “croiAed f«ice politics.”
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Duval Countians Applaud Shivers
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Duval County cam« to M)ilene Tliursday night.
Five citizens of the South Texas County appeared at 9:30 p.m. Thursday here on KRBC-TV in behalf of Gov. Allan Shiver«’ bid for re-election to a third term.
A|H>earing on the televiaion panel were Lawrence Warburtoo Sr., of Freer, head of the Clean Government Uague; Lawrence Warbur-ton, Jr., Freer attorney; Mrs. J. J. Trevino, head of the United Mothers of Duval County; Mr«. John Rutledge, secretary ^ the United Mothers of Duval (>>unty; and Mrs. F. T. Albright. AU three women are from Benavides.
Warburton Jr. said he received word Thuraday that at a Yarborough rally Wednesday night in Falfurrias, Yarborough was introduced by a Parr organisation man,
Warburton said seatod on the platform with Yarborough were Jul^ StodiweU, idieriff elect succeeding Archer Parr; Raeburn Norris, diatrict attorney; and Dan Tobin, county judge. Warburtoo said that tU three “were Parr men."
Members of the panel pdiited
out that the iberifri dopartnient
in Duval County has some 26 regular and acting deputies as well as 200 to 300 special card-carrying, pistol-packing deputies known as “Pistoleros.”
Threats, Beatiags Related
Mrs. Rutledge explained that when the Freedom Party was born many of tlw party leaders were threatened and beaten over the bead with pistols and flashlights.
“This went on until Hm* Rangers were sent to Duval by Governor Shivers.” Mrs. Rutledge declared.
Mrs. Trevino discussed the situation in regards to elections before the ctNTiing of the Rangers.
“By controlling the elections, you control the sheriff, the district and county attorneys, and the district and county judges, but with the help of Govenor Shivers, at leaat two Rangers have been stationed in Duval Cwinty since 1952.
“With their protection, the oppressed peopto of Chtvai County are not afraid any more. They have grioed mw ceafkkoee and hope.” Mrs. Trevino said.
The group afrived hi Abileiie by fdane Thursday afternoon and will return to South Texas Friday mom ing by plan«.