Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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MORNINGVOl! LXXIV, no. 62 f|,n—--.-.J Pnu (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21,1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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READY TO TALK — Bob Ford, right, Abilene attorney, reviews script with Garland Smith, Weslaco attorney, just before air time Friday night. Ford introduced Smith who was in Abilene in behalf of Yarborough’s bid for the governorship. (Staff Photo by David Barros).
BY WESLACO LAWYER
Shivers ^425,000 Land Deal Aired
Yarborough forces struck another blow here Thursday night in a full airing of the Shivers $425,000 land deal” in the lower Rio Grande Valley.
The now-famous Rio Grande Valley deal was presented in a television program by Garland F. Smith. Weslaco attorney, speaking
Midland Tot Being Checked for Polio
"Larry Glenn Wilson of Midland. 11 months old, was admitted as a possible polio case Friday at Hendrick Memorial Hospital.
The baby is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Wilson of Midland. He was admitted at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Lois Dean Jones, 21, polio patient from Steohenville, was "resting well” Friday evening in Hendrick, a spokesman said.
He was admitted to Hendrick at 10 p.m. Thursday. Jones had been working for Texas Standard Oil Co. at Colorado City when he became ill.
His doctor said he had no paralysis and has not required a respirator.
Jones was the third polio patient from Mitchell County to be admitted here since Saturday. Since his home is in Stephenville. he will be counted as an Erath County case, however.
Shutdown Spreads in Sabine District
BEAUMONT, Aug. 20 t^A shutdown of big construction jobs spread through the Sabine industrial area today.
Contractors began closing the Jobs following a breakdown Wednesday in negotiations with the AFL Operating Engineers Local 450. Neither side described the situation as a strike.
In behalf of Yarborough’s candidacy for governor.
Smith represented 30 to 40 persons who sued the Texas Care Co., alleging fraud in the company’s land sales. This «»npany bought land options from Shivers and this land was later resold at huge profits, Smith explained.
Smith pointed oiU that in the Valley part of the land is irrigated with established water rights based on long years of irrigation. "The water supply of the Rio Grande is fully committed to the older irrigators,” Smith declared, "We were curious as to why the governor of Texas had interested himself in these numerous lawsuits against this company.
"He admitted making the $425.-000 fast bucks, which he does not like to talk about in this race. He admitted under oath receiving the money at $25,000 a month over a period of 18-months from January, 1947 through July, 1948.
"During that period, the selling corporation was re-seliing the land which the governor traded to it at $75 per acre in 10 acres tracts at $450 per acre with an additional $125 per acre for trees. It was from this money that Shivers was paid.”
.Water Permit Protested Smith declared 15 days after Shivers became governor in 1949 “a permit was granted to take water from the river covering the lands on which Shivers made his $425,000 fast dollars.”
"This permit was granted over the protest of practically every water district and water user in the Rio Grande Valley, Smith said.
"The Board of Water Engineers for almost 20 years had refused to grant further permits because there was no water.”
Smith came to Abilene from Lubbock where he made similar television appearances Thursday. He will be in Midland Saturday.
Seek Votes On Gulf Tour
By THE A.SSOCIATED PRESS Ralph Yarborough and Gov. Allan Shivers stumped for votes along the Texas Gulf Coast Friday.
The two candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor in the runoff election Aug. 28 made speeches and shoiA hands.
Shivers campaigned at La-marque, Dickinson. Texas City and Galveston.
Yarborough visited Orange, Port Arthur and Beaumont.
Make Broadcasts SuiHX>rters for each of the candidates made statewide broadcasts in their behalf.
It was "Ralph Yarborough Day” at Orange. The former Austin district judge made a speech and toured industrial plants shaking hands.
He said if he were elected governor he would immediately remove the Shivers appointed State Insurance Commission, appoint a new one and "clean up the insurance mess in Texas.”
His remarks referred to the several insurance companies put into receivership in Texas this year.
Shivers said at Texas City Yarborough is like "a little boy who won’t play baseball unless he be the pitcher.”
Gives Score "The all-time line score for my opponents and his friends reads no runs for Texas, but many runouts; no hits for Texas, but many slams against our state: and er-ros, too numerous to calculate,” Shivers said.
Jack Dillard of Waco, assistant campaign manager for Shivers, made a statewide broadcast in his behalf from Austin.
Dist. Judge Sarah T. Hughes of Dallas made a statewide broadcast in support of Yarborough.
Dillard dared Yarborough to take his charges of corruption in the state government before a grand jury.
He said Yarborough has not done this because he “has no case.” Questions Party Judge Hughes said she thought Shivers "merely used the tidelands as an excuse” not to support the Democratic nomine« for president in 1952 and said she questions Shivers is a Democrat.
Congress Adjourns; Whirlwind Day Ends
Social Security Issue Approved
WASHINGTON. Aug. 20 (AP) — Congress sped to; President Eisenhower tonight a bill putting 10 million more : people under social security, increasing the benefits and boosting the taxes to foot the bill.
Persons now drawing checks from the old age and survivors insurance system will get an average increa.se of $6 a month. For a person retiring in the future, the maximum payment eventually will be $108.50 a month, compared to $85 now.
Among those brought into the system.! are farm operators many farm hands, some professional people, additional domestic workers and — on a voluntary ba.sis—state and local government workers
Republicans hailed the hill as a great victory for their party and the Eisenhower administration, which largely obtained what it asked in the line of social security revisions.
Democrats replied that so-1 cial security was originally enacted under Democratic regimes, and said its expansion “stems from the heart and philosophy of the Democrats.”
As one of the last acts of the session, the House passed the bill on a voice vote. Several hours later the Senate did likewise.
Conflicting Senate and House versions had been irwied out earlier in the day by a joint conference committee.
Rep. Daniel A. Reed (R-NY), who piloted the measure through his branch of Congress, called it *‘oi» of the truly magnificent achievements of this Congress and
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PRESIDENT TO REPORT
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 tH~
President Eisenhower will review the record of the congressional session in a half-hour radio-TV address from his Denver vacation headquarters at 9 p m. EDT Monday, the White House announced today.
Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said that all TV networks will carry the speech at 9 to 9:30 p.m. ABC radio will carry it at the same time with delayed broadcasts at 10 p.m. by CBS and at 10:30 p.m. by NBC and MBS.
Free China Gets Jets
Moneyhun Ordered To Serve Out Time
A. B. (Red) Moneyhun Friday afternoon lost the first round in his battle for freedom and went back to Taylor County jail after a hearing on a petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
His attorney, Theo Ash, immediately gave notice that he would appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Judge J. R. Black of 42nd District Court refused to release the longtime bootlegger from jail where his petition says he is being held illegally.
County Judge Reed Ingalsbe ordered Moneyhun arrested and jailed Tuesday to serve the 79-day balance of three concurrent 120-day terms he was assessed Feb. 3 on bootlegging charges.
A capias pro fine for Money-hun's arrest was not issued by the county clerk’s office until the following day.
Judge Ingalsbe released Money-hun from jail March 6 on condition that he leave Taylor County permanently.
In a hearing Friday afternoon, which devirfved to an informal
Prepare far Nuclear War, Tap Man in Air Force Says
OMAHA, Aug 20 ifi—Dr. Mervin J. Kelly, president of Bell Telephone Laboratories and a top defense deiiartnient adviser, said today thid hydrogen bombs have reached a "colossal, frightening” destructive power, fraught with "unmeasurable danger to civilization.”
At the same time Gen. Nathan F. Twining, top man in the Air Force, warned that the United States ha.s no choice but to assinne that an enemy would use nuclear weapons, and therefore must be prepared to •mploy like weapons in return.
“This we can do and this we must be prepared to do, without hesitation, if an enemy moves against us,” Twining said.
Kelly, Twining and other top defense experts took part in somber "Hydrogen Age Symposium.” a highlight of the annual conference of the Air Force Assn.
Afterward the 1.200 airpower-ert-Ihusiast delegates, m(»t of them veterans or members of the Air Force, went to nearby Offutt Air Vwot Base ter a maaa Mteme
briefing, first of its kind, at the world headquarters of the Strategic Air Command.
Gen. Curtis E. LeMay. SAC commander; Maj. Gen. Archie Old. SAC’S director of operations, and other key men in the global striking force presented a frank picture of U.S. preparedness to lash back—with every "suitable” weapon—at an enemy aggressor. An aide called it "the most complete such picture ever drawn— absolutely everything that could be told without giving an enemy information he may not already have.”
The Offutt briefing also included demonstrations of SAC aircraft and equipment.
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At the symposium, Rep Cole < R-NY I, chairman of the Joint Atomic Energy Committee, warned that Soviet 4ir-at(»nic power is increasing at "an unexpected and appalling rate.” He said the task of building effective continental defenses mav be the must difficult security problem the nation has ever faced.
Robert Murphy, deputy under .secretary of state, took issue indirectly with a re.solution adopted by the association ye.sterday, which recommended the drawing of a "line of aggres.sion”—a final barrier against further Communist advances. '
"What good i* suoh a line subversion and infiltration have suddenly brought the friendly gov-e r n m e n t down from within?" .Muiiphy asked.
Community Defense He said a more practical solution lies in community defense systems now being organized or planned in SiHitheast Asia, the Balkans and the Middle and Near East as ”a deterring bulwark” around tbs Ceoununiil
discussion. Ash disputed Tngalsbe’s assertion that the attorney gave assurance when Moneyhun was released that he would stay out of the county.
T wouldn't make such a promise because I don’t have control over anybody’s movements,” Ash declared. "I wouldn’t promise that a man who had died would stay out of the county permanently."
Ingalsbe w-as just as positive that Ash had made tlie promise.
However, the county judge admitted in court that his releasing Moneyhun from jail last March was illegal.
Appeal Precedent Cited Ash said he would base his appeal on a case decided last year by the Court of Criminal Appeals. In this case a man who had been sentenced to six months in jail for bootlegging was released after serving 22 days on ctMidition of good behavior. After the six-month period lapsed he was arrested for aggravated assault and the trial court attempted to make him serve the balance of his term.
Ash said the appellate court held that he should not be required to serve the sentence because the time had lapsed,
Allen Glenn, who represented the state in Moneyhun's hearing, maintained that circumstances in the case cited by Ash are different from Moneyhun’s case.
During the hearing Judge Ingalsbe declared he had been "led into a booby trap.”
He inferred that Moneyhun, when he was released, intended to leave Taylor County only for the duration of his sentence and then re-turn.
When freed from jail, he had 79 days remaining to be served. He returned to Taylor County 90 days later.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (iP -President Eisenhower reported today the Chinese Nationalist air force is being equipped with swift American jet warplanes to build up Formosa’s defenses against a Chinese Red invasion.
He told CcMigress in a foreign aid report, covering the first six months of the year, that some of these new jet wings would be ready for action some time this fall.
"Formosa stands as a symbol of hope for freedom loving Chinese and serves as a rallying point for their efforts to combat the forces of Communist imperialism,” he said.
American military aid shipments, he said, also have helped Improve antiaircraft defense installations on the island stronghold as well as modernize communications.
In his 68-page world survey, the President urgently appealed for quick action by France and Italy to approve the six-nation European army which would include German troops.
Pleads for Army
The President’s new pica for the deadlocked European army project came as a six-nation conference in Brussels approached its wind-up in disagreement over pro-jx)sals by French Premier Mendes-France fo changes in the project.
Eisenhower bluntly labeled the absence (rf German troops to bolster West Europe as "the most serious single obstacle to an adequate European defense” against any surprise Russian attack.
"No measures to defend free Europe from Soviet aggression,” he .said, "can be fully effective without participation by West Germany.”
The President reported that $1,700,000.000 in American guns, tanks, planes and military equipment were shiw>e<I te more thaa a score of friendly nations in the six months covered by his survey. This boosted to $9.400.000,000 the total amount of American military aid to all nations in the past four years.
In reviewing Far East develop-
ments. the President said about 700 million dollars of the foreign aid supplies were shipped to this region to guard against any new Communist gains. Shipments to the Far East and Asia, he said, now are at an all time high with another billion dollars of military supplies programmed for delivery soon.
He gave an optimistic appraisal of the ability of Thailand’s armed forces to beat off any "military incursions” which might be launched from neighboring Indochina. United States aid to Thailand’s
army, navy and air force, he said, I press his appreclatiim
has built up defenses to the point where only "direct participation by Communist China” would threaten the improved defenses there.
House Finishes All Work First
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 ÍAP)—The 83rd Congre.ss adjourned at 10:50 p.m. (EDT) tonight, ending the first two legislative years of the Eisenhower administration.
The House quit at 7:38 p.m. and the Senate, lingering to confirm a few more postmasters and hear a few more speeches, Hnished its work 3 hours and 12 minutes later.
There will not be another meeting of the House, barring a national crisis, until next January. ^
But before the Senate shut up shop it authorized its majority and minority leaders to recall it into session sometime in the fall to hear the report of a special committee considering censure charges against Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis).
The resolution provided that “when the Senate adjourn it stand adjourned until the fifth day after the senators are notified to re - assemble mm ^ »■ g
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Hovers Over Salary Bill
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 the face of a threatened pre.siden-tial veto, the Senate and Housa today passed and sent to the White Hau.se a 5 per cent pay boost for about m million federal workers.
The velo threat, voiced by Senate Republican leader Knowland (Calif), resulted from the failure of Congress to provide an increase in postal rates the administration had asked to help foot the bill. Belitile Veto Sonve Senate Democrats belittled the veto threat, but a White House official who asked not to be named commented;
"It looks like we’U have to veto it, doesn’t it?”
The bin would give a fíat 5 per
leaders' of the Senate, acting jointly, whenever in their opinion the public business of the Senate so requires.” Previously both Houses had agreed that the Senate would have the right to reconvene at any time prior to Dec. 25.
Majority leader Knowland of California told the Senate just before it adjourned that President Eisenhower has "expressed appreciation for the service of the 83rd Congress and the record of accomplishment” it has made.
The Republican leader said he and Sen. Lyndon Johnson (Tex) the Democratic leader, “indicated to the President a short time ago” that Congres$ was about to adjourn and asked if the President had any last-minute message*
The President had nwie. Knowland told the Senate, except to ex-
Showers Spotted Near Ballinger
Light thundershowers played hop scotch Friday in the Ballinger-San Angelo area and to the east of Abilene.
An observer at the U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport said the showers were observed on the radar there Friday. The showers were in an area "30 to 150 miles” east of Abilene, at Ballinger and 15 miles north-northeast of San Angelo.
Continued warm, rainless weather is in store in the area Saturday and Sunday, accwding to the weatherman.
Voting Paues July 24 Total
Two and one-half days remain for absentee voting in the Aug. 28 run-off but Taylor County is far ahead of the total absentee vote in the July 24 primary.
Potential absentee voting strength in Taylor County at the end of Friday waa 499-«3 more than the total number of absentee ballots cast in the first election.
Of the present total. 354 were cast in the box in the county clerk’s office and 145 had been mailed out.
Voters wlw know they will not be able to go to the polls next Saturday may cast absentee ballots through Tuesday. Aug. 24. When voting in person in the clerk’s office, the voter need only show his poll tax receipt.
Those mailing in their absentee ballots because of illness or physical disability should send with the ballot a physician’s statement certifying the disability. Mailed ballot s should also be marHed in the presence of a notary public. ,
Adjournment came at the end of a whirlwind day which saw Congress speed to the Preaidimt a
vast broadening of social security ____ _____
ond a five per cent pay raise few I cent raise to an estimated half
m million federal workers The final period of the Senate session brought the usual exchange of courtesies by the senators, some of whom have been at each others throats for months.
Sen. Frear (D-Del) paid tribute to Knowland and Minority Leader Johnson. He commended Knowl-aaid for "his sincerity” and Johnson, the Democratic chief, for his firm leadership.
Johnson told the Senate the second session of the 83rd Congress was the "most exhausting in my memory” and had some "aspects of a marathon.”
The final legislative day found Republicans praising the records of this Congress, first under a Republican president in two decades. They said it had accomplished great things. ■
But Johnson ordered printed in the Congressional Recwd a statement assailing GOP claims that Congress gave the people the "bold, dynamic and progressive progrsun President Eisenhower had pledged.
million post (rfflce employes, with a yearly minimum boost of $220 and a maximum of $440. The percentage of increase would be about the same for one million civil service workers, with a $170 minimunt and a $440 maximum. The raise would be effective the first day of the first pay period after the measure is signed by the President.
The pay hike does not cover several thousand federal workers who are paid on an hourly basis.
The House approved the bill by voice vote, without opposition or debate, a couple of hours after the Senate had passed k with a 69-4 rollcall. The measure was opposed In the Senate by four Republicans —Knowland. Case of South Dakota, Schoeppel of Kansas and Williams of Delaware.
The Senate rejected, on a 55-Ml rollcall. Knowland’s amendment to boost postal rates about 240 mUlion dollars to ccmipensate for part of the 380 million dollars annually the pay raises would cost the government.
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ABILENE AND VICINITY --cfctudy «nd continued warm Saturday. Saturday nlfht and Sunday. Maximum temperature Saturday and Sunday »6. Low Saturday night 75. to-v
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AS — Clear to partly ck)udy Satui^y and Sunday with widely acattered afternoon and evening thunderahowera; not much change in EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAI, TEXA|^ Clear to partly cloudy and warm 8«ur-day and Sundays widely «aUered a^rt noon and evening ‘»»«nderahowera. m^ly in northwest and extreme north portion.
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High and low tempemturee iur 14 hours ended at « 30 p.m.: 90 and 74.
High and tow temperatures same date last year: S5 and »7, ^ .
Sunset last night 7:11 p m. Sunrise today 5:07 a.m. Sunaet tonight 7:17 p m. Barometer reading at 9 30 p.m. 41.07 Kelattva humldUy at ttSO p.m. 47 per cent.
Typhoon Leaves 20 Dead, 70 Injured
TOKYO (JB—Typhoon Grace blew itself out to sea Friday and Japanese polic« reptwted 2u persons dead, 32 miasing, and 70 injured.
The property toll included 500 destroyed homes and thousands (rf acres of rice fields flooded. There was no money estimata of the damage.
BRUSSELS. Belgium. Saturday. Aug. 21 lifv-Paul-Henri Spaak. Belgium’s veteran statesman, announced early today a compromise is being worked out that may save the six-natiwi Eur<H)ean army project.
Spaak said the six foreign mm-isters in the European Defense CommunUy parley would meet again later today to put the finishing touche* to a compromise be had proposed.
His aanounc-ement, at the end of a marathon 8-hour, 25-minute session which did not break up until long past midnight, broke after hours of dense gloom and threats of deadlock
The foreign ministers have been considering since Diursday a set of proposal* brou^t here by French Premier Piene Mendes-France to sharply revise the E DC pact which West Germany. Belgium. the NetherlaiKls and lAixem-bourg already have ratified. France and Italy have not yet ratified it.
Mendes-F'rance said hi* probáis were necessary to win ratification in the French Ntóional Assembly. But hi* proposals were rejected by all five of his prospective EDC alli«4.
Spaak said hit ootnpcomias
would consist of about 30 points, and embraces these steps;
1. A conference declaratiw accepting certain French revision*.
2. A conference directive to the Council of Ministers, after EDC is formed, to implement other revisions proposed by France.
3. A new parley of the foreign ministers soon to re-examine any differences remaining.
Spaak said they had agreed "on a certain number of points” which he declined to disclose. He added that failure to agree would ba "disastrous.”
A spokesman for the Italian delegation. however, said the six ministers had agreed in principle on the final form of the compromise that would reconcile France and her five partners in the proposed one-uniform European army which would make armed Germans available for the defense of the West.
Turncoof to Visit
VIENNA, Austria Ww-Weat Germany’s turncoat security chief. Dr. Otto John, i* expected to visit Vienna soon to check with Soviet authorities on persons suspected ol spying for the West, the newspapee Biid-Telegrai Mtd Friday.