Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO 63
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ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, 1954—FIFTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS
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Ike Releases Panhandle Receives
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (AP>~The Eisenhower administration tonight released a blow-by-blow account of high level negotiations for a 107-miilion-dollar private power plant to serve TV A territory—and disclosed it is pressing for an early start on the controversial project. At the same time, it struck at intimations by Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell that President Eisenhower’s friendship for golfer Bobby Jones played a part in the plan.
The Budget Bureau declared Eisenhower didn’t even know, until negotiations were well along, the names of the private utility men proposing the contract to supply power to the Memphis, Tenn., area over TVA lines. Jones is a director of one of the firms involved.
Defending the contract from hot criticism in Congress and elsewhere, the Bureau said the President “is convinced it is a reasonable and practical solution to the problem” of providing more power for defense and civilian needs.
A mass of documents re-
Throck Lad III of Polio
One polio patient and a case of possible polio were reported Saturday at Hendrick Memorial Hospital.
Rubin Allison Riley, 14-year-old polio victim from Throckmorton, was admitted at 1:45 p.m. Saturday. He was placed in the isolation ward.
Mrs. Harry Jones, 1117 West-ridge Dr., is in the polio ward for observation. Her case Saturday night has not been definitely diagnosed as pdio. She was admitted at 8 a m. Saturday.
Another polio patient, Larry Glenn Wilson, 11 months-old, was doing “very well” Saturday night, a Hendrick attendant said. He had been removed from the isolation ward.
The baby is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Wilson of Midland. He was admitted Friday.
Five cases are presently hospi talized in the isolation ward. Hendrick now has 29 polio patients in all.
Midland Men Seek Rutherford's Seat
MIDLAND, Tax., Aug. 21 (if) — Two well - known Midland men, Fred WenH>le and Len G. McCor-mcik, today announced they will seek the 29th District state senate post to be vacated by J. P. Rutherford of Odessa.
Rutherford is the Democratic nominee for U. S. Representative from the 16th Congressional District. He has not announced when he will resign the Texas iwst. Indications are that if he waits until after the November general election, a special election may be held to fill the Texas position.
Wemple, a businessman, is a former Texas Highway Commissioner and former manber oi the State Board of Education.
McCormick is an attorney and oilman and a former Baylor University and professional football player.
leased by order of Eisenhower showed he got the unanimous backing of Republican congressional leaders for the! project, though it was hotly ODDOsed by the Tennessee Valiev Authority and some members of the Atomic Energy Commission.
Jones, now an Atlanta lawyer and business man, is a director of the Southern Co., one of two private utilities which would contract with the government to supply power.
The Southern Co. is headed by E. A. Yates as chairman of the board. The other company which would take part in the power contract is Middle South Utilities, Inc., of which Edward H, Dbcon is president.
To BuUd Plant
The combine, known as the Dixon-Yates group, would build a new power plant in the Memphis, Tenn., area. The AEC would buy the power aoid turn it over to the Tennessee Valley Authority in exchange for power the TVA delivers to the AEC installation at Paducah. Ky.
The proposal was made in view of statements by the TV'A that it needed more power to meet the needs of consumers of various kinds.
TVA, vast government agency which among (Hher things is in the public power field on a big scale, wanted to meet the greater power needs by building government-owned steam power generating capacity but the administration ciHitends that in this instance a private cmitract is miH-e in line with the free enterprise system.
Proposal Under Fire
The contract proposal came under hot fire recently in Congress, where backers of TVA accused the administration of seeking to hem in and nibble away that government project. This the administration denied. In the recently passed atomic energy legislation, the private power contract was authorized, though with certain limitations.
One of the documents made put lie tonight was a letter dated Apru 16 this year, in which AEC com-missiwiers Eugene M. Zukert and Henry D. Smyth protested to the
Rains up to 5 Inches
New Altitude Record Set,
AF Announces f
MILLIONAIRE HEIRESS—Little Kathryn Rae Brandenburg, 3, great-granddaughter of Mrs. L. P. Walter, 609 Jeanette St., plays happily at the home of her other great-grandparents in Clovis. N. M. She is entirely unaware of legal storms swirling about her involving her custody and an estate estimated at upwards of $30 million, a part of which she will inherit. She is the granddaughter of wealthy oilman Ellis A. Hall of Abilene and Albuquerque, N. M., killed a year ago in an Alaskan plane crash with his wife and step-daughter. Kathy is also the granddaughter of the late Nolan Walter, Albuquerque banker. See story. Page 4-B. (AP Wirephoto).
Road Bonds Pass In 1 of 2 Coke County Precincts
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Yarborough 'Losing' East Texas Vole, Shivers Says
ROBERT LEE, Aug. 21 CRNS) — Coke County voters ki one of two precincte Saturday approved a $245,S(X) road bond issue.
Voters in Precinct 1 approved their road bwid issue, 197 to 65 while voters in Precinct 3 turned down their road building proposal. Thirty-seven votes in Precinct 3 favored the bond issue while 36 votes were registered against it. A two-third majority was necessary for passage.
Included in the Precinct 1 bond issue are about 13 miles of paved highway, a new high water bridge across the Colorado River southwest of Silver and a dozen blocks of city paving in Robert Lee, extending to the high school and a loop leading to the county hospital.
The Precinct 3 issue which amounted to $49,5(X) included three miles of paved highway and a bridge acriws a creek in the northern part of the county.
County Judge Jeff Dean said Saturday night work on the approved issue would begin as soon as the bond are sold.
VELASCO, Tex., Aug. 21 (iB-Gov. Allan Shivers t^ay said friends of Ralph Yarborough “are disgusted with his compromising to outside groups and double-talk” on segregation.
The governor said there was an Indication that the vote in East Texas was shifting away from Yarborough,
The governor also said he expects the largest secondary primary vote in Texa.s history, Md-tng. “I know that the larger the vote, the larger our majority will be.”
Makes Charges Shivers made his charges in a statement issued as he campaigned along the Texas Gulf Coa^t seeking votes in his runoff race against Yarborough for governor.
Several hundred were on hand at Angleton, Brazoria, Lake Jackson and Alvin as the governor made the rounds of business firms before departing by plane from Houston for Austin In the late afternoon.
Without mentioning Yarborough by name, he made a reference to his opponent’s campaign speech^.
“We’ve heard some people say Texas ranks 47th In this and that.” Shivers aaid. ”I think Texas is the greatest place on this earth.”
The governor plans to remain in Austin until nocm Monday, when he will leave for a night raUy at tan Antonio after stops in San Marcos and New Braunfels. The San Antonio rally will be at the Alamo and will be televised and broadcast ever a statewide nel-
Tuesday the gov^or will be in Comanche, Goldthwaite and Brownwood, where a night rally will be held. The Wednesday schedule includes stops at Georgetown, Killeen, Beltim, Temple and a night rally at Waco.
In his prepared statement the governor said k has been “heartwarming” to see the response to his ca m p a i g n the pak three weeks.
Brownwood Man Dies in Car Wreck
LUBBOCK If» — A 31-year-old Brownwood man, Martin Mailock, was killed instantly about 8:30 p.m. when the car in which he was riding went out (rf control and overturned, smashing into a power line pole about 100 yards east of the Texas-New Mexico line on U. S. 380.
Another occupant of the car was uninjured. He was not identified. Witnesses said the car horse shoed around the pcrfe and a high line crew had to extricate it from hot wires.
BOYS TOWN, Neb., Aug. 21 (fu. Without naming the time, place, pilot, plane or exact height, the Air Force tonight amiounc^ a new world altitude record had been set. The details were withheld for security reasons.
Harold E. Talbott, secretary of the Air Force, made the announcement in an address prepared for the Air Force Assn. at a banquet at this boys' home near Omaha. He said only this:
“I am able to announce to you tonight that an Air Force test plane has just broken the world’s altitude record.
“It will go higher.”
It was learned that in his original statement Talbott had included information as to who, what, where and when.
However, security review officers at the PentagcMi deleted that information and restricted the secretary to the bare announcement.
There was general speculation, among the 1,650 air enthusiasts at the banquet, that the new record was set by Maj, Charles Yeager in the Bell XIA rocket plane.
“He’s about the only man and that’s the only plane that could beat the old record,” one observer said.
The former record was 83,235. feet, set by Marine Lt. Col. Marion E. Carl in the Douglai Skyrocket D538-2 last Aug. 22.
Talbott further declared that starting in October, the Air Force will be paid twice a month.
‘This will end the silly business of having to stretch a single paycheck over a 30-day period,” he said.
“I think this will be welcome news to Air Force wives.”
Talbott said he will do ev«7-thing in his power to obtain an across-the-board increase in service pay—for which legislative authority is required—at the next session of Congress.
Talbott said housing is one of the sorest points in Air Force life, with about 100,000 families lacking adequate housing.
This calls for more permanent housing—both that built with appropriated funds and <m the so-called Wherry or privately-financed principle. Since such hwising may go only on a permanent base, the Air Force is classifying more of its bases as permanent, he said.
Talbott said that while Wherry housing has been a godsend, tnere have been complaints of flimsy construction.
Moore County Records Best Weslex Fall
THE HOUSE STANDS ADJOURNED — As Speaker Joseph Martin poses with gavel, page boys cluster around and throw torn bills into the air as the House of Representatives of the 83rd Congress adjourned in Washington at the end of a whirlwind day. The Senate meanwhile worked to clean up last minute business and adjourned later in the night. (AP Wirephoto)
Another West German Security Official Defects to Communists
BONN, Germany, Aug. 21 (gv-Red East Germany announced tonight that a member oi the Aden auer regime’s top-secret Parliamentary Committee on European Security has gone over to the Cwn-munists.
The West German security chief. Dr. Otto John, deserted to Communist East Germany just a month ago.
The report of the new defection shocked West Germany. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, in Brussels trying to save the Eur(H)can Defense Community project against Frendi oppositim, was notified at once.
A Cabinet minister here accept
ed as true the Red radio report liament, the Adenauer party and
that Bundestag Deputy Karl Franz Schmidt-Wittmack, 40, and his wife and daughter had gone over to the Communist side and asked asylum, ■rhe Cabinet minister said the newest defection clearly was connected with the desertion of John.
The Red radio said asylum had been granted Schmidt-Wittmack and his family and that this entitled him to be active in East German political affairs.
Schmidt-Wittmack was a member of Adaneuer’s own Christian Democrat party (CDU).
The Communists identified him as a member of important West German groups in the Bonn Par-
Shiven Using ’Controlieil’ Press, Yarborough Charges
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Eisenhower Goes to Denver With Golf Clubs, Fish Pole
DENVER. Aug. 21 ulv-A beaming President Eisenhower arrived today with golf clubs, trout rods and a crowded docket of work for a long business-and-play vacation.
The chief executive and Mrs. Eisenhower—penver is her home-stepped happily from the presidential plane Columbine at 12:33 p.m. after a 6-hour and 8-minute flight from Washington.
The President’s mother-in-law. Mrs. J(^ S. Doud, greeted the nation’s first couple as they stepped on the ground at Lowry Air Force Base here.
A reception committee headed by Colorado’s Gov. Dan Thornton met the President on the field. Also there te greet the chief execu-ai Mrs. Qui«g
Newton of Denver, Lt. Gov. Gordon Allikt, Aksel Nielsen and Brig. Gen. John T. Sprague.
Walking briskly, the President inspected honor guards of airmen and WAFs who stood at attention in front of the field’s operations building.
The President was accompanied by a small White House staff, including two speech writers who worked with him during the flight on the nationwide television and radio address E^e will make from Denver Monday night on the record of the Republican-run 83rd Congrass. which completed its legislative pix^ram last night.
Also along on the trip from Washington was screen actor and TV Preduear Robsft Ifootfumarf,
who serves as a technical advisor whenever Eisenhower goes on TV.
The presidential party will use summer White House offices at Lowry — the same headquarters used last year.
Without stopping there today, the President and the first lady drove directly from the airport to the gray, brick two-story home of her mother, on tree-shaded Lafayette Street.
As they have on many another vacatiwi, Eisenhower and his wile will live there until they return to Washington in late September or early October.
For the President there will be several flying trips out of Denver and back again during the next few weeks of thia congressional
HUNTSVILLE. Tex., Aug. 21 UA-SuiHXMlers of Ralph Yarborough for governor passed out sprigs of grass to the rally crowd here today saying “the grassroots are for Yarborough.”
They served green lemonada On tbe dd courthouse lawn here, Yarborough spoke to a crowd of about 1,(XI0. devoting his talk mainly to what he said Texas needs.
He charged that the administration of his opponent. Gov. Allan Shivers, “is keeping the facts from the people through a Republican controlled press.”
He said that Shivers repeatedly has refused to meet him on a platform debate, adding “you know the Shivers crowd has nothing to be afraid of except the truth.” Before he left Beaumont today. Yarborough said he had received a telegram from W.H. Bryant, Tyler, who offered a statewide radio
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hookup from Tyler for Wednesday, Aug. 25. at 8 p.m. for a pidilic debate between the candidates.
Yarborough said ha accepted that invitation and also had accepted five others, but Shivers had accepted none.
Yarborough was in Cievdaad, Conroe. HuntavUle, Crockett and Centerville today and had a night rally and barbecue in Palestine.
as a member of the Hamburg City Council.
Records of the Bundestag here show Schmidt-Wittmack is a mem ber of the European Security Committee and a deputy leader of the All-German Committee which is concerned with efforts for reunification of Germany.
All meetings of the important European Security Committee are held behind locked doors. This committee deals with such questions as the formation of Uie German contingent in the proposed European army under EDC.
The national security commis-siiMier, Theodor Blank, and Gen. Adolf Heusinger, heed of Bnalk’s organizatiwial department, in recent months have given highly confidential information to the committee on the plans for creating a six-nation European army for defense against comnninism and for organising a half-million man German contribution'to this force.
Blank and Heusinger also have told the cwnmittee (rf highly secret plans for organizing a central intelligence force for Uie European army and of the security laws to govern it.
Schmidt-Wittmack is said to have never missed a meeting of this highly secret committee. He is among the most fuUy informed on confidential plana for the European army and West German rearmament
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rains as heavy as five inches, but also light in spots, fell Satur* day across West Texas and the Panhandle.
Some of the rain fell on the thirstiest land in the state, on towns whose names call to mind the severe drought and sandstorms. Heaviest rain was an unofficial 5V4 inches reported 12 miles south of Dnmas in Moore County. Traffic over U.S. Highway 87-287 waa blocked twice during the day by the heavy rain.
In the Dumas area itself, crwks were running bankful Saturday.
For some Panhandle cities the rains were the best in six years. But like the rain over the rest of the state Saturday it was spotty, local stuff, born of wandering thunderheads and literally failing on one side of a fence while leaving the other side dry.
It was enough moisture for wheat planting for many a lucky farmer.
Moore County agent Martin G(m-sett said prospects now were good for grain sorghums in his area. 'The rain also assured fairly good row crops in Hansford County, whera m inches fell at Gniver. In the west part of the county raina ranged up to two inches, and in the north they were unofficially reported as heavy as inches.
Amarillo had 1.^ inches, but its sister city of Canyon got only .29 of an inch. Dumas repented Itk inches. Memphis reported 1.22 inches while nearby Wellington recorded only .15 of an inch. Bor-
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Showers Due To Hit Area
Sunday afternoon showers were forecast for the Abilene area by the U. S. Weather Bureau.
A short, hard .40-inch rain hit Lawn about 3 p.m. Saturday. Abi-lenp bad a trace of rain bkween 11 knd 11:% a.m. and Mildand and Colorado City also reported trace during the day.
The rain at Lawn was accompanied by high southweit winds that blew a small portion of a sheet iron roof off Burton-Lingo Lumber Co., Leo Norris, Repor-ter-News weather oorrespondeitt. said.
The wind also blew out some windows in various parts of town, but no one was reported injured. Partly cloudy and hot weather will continue Sunday and Monday. High temperature both days will be 98 degiees and the low Sundiqr Right 75.
TO MEET TODAY
EDC Talks Fail
New Parley Set
BRUSSELS. Belgium. Sunday, Aug. 22 (^France and her five partners in the stalled European Defense Community failed early today to agree on a plan to revise their army pact.
Delegates of the two key countries, France and West Germany, told reporters after a seven-hour session ttiat the Ulks “have failed.”
The six foreign ministers announced they would meet again at 11 a.m. today, but presumably that meeting will be only to approve the text of a final communique.
The long session broke up king after midnight after a U. S. special envoy had spent three hours with them in an appareiH effort to save the European army.
Luxembourg Prime Minister Joseph Bech aaid, “We have not been able to reach any result. It is *»d Indeed, I doubt whether 1 shall be able to sleep tonight.”
U. S. envoy David K. Bruce, a specialist in EDC and other European unification projects, intervened openly at the 12th hour iu an effort to avert the parley's collapse. He sraa at the Belgiaa For-
eign Ministry for nearly three hours while the delegates wran-gled.
Since Hiursday the six foreign ministers debatí and tore apart the set of drastic revisions brought here by French Premier Pierre Mendes-France.
The French Premiw contended EDC was dead in France, as the pact now stood, and was impoe* sible to ratification by the French Parliament.
The other ministers argued that his revisionk tore the heart out of the treaty.
EDC was the Frehch-sponsored dream (rf a six-nation, one-uniform army whose aim was to put guns in the hands of half a million Germans fw the defense of the West against communism, and at tlw same time prwidc a check-rein on any Geiman aggressive tendencies.
Bruce, who arrived in Brussels from Paris late Friday, joined the six ministers just as they broke a three-hour session for a recesa.
Presumably the ministers wished to consult him on American angles relating to EDC.
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experts had been asaigned by the six foreign ministeni early today to try to reconcile the French plan for revamping the European Defense Community treaty with EDC’s original version. But there were reports from amference officials that some differences simply could not be settled.
It appeared the ministm. if they are bent on reaching an acceptable formula, will have to carry their negotiations into next week—or call a new conference soon. That might spell yet another postponement of the French parliamentary debate cm ratifiattioa, due to start Aug. 28.
David K. Bruce, special U. S. envoy to Eurcmean projects, ocm-ferreid separately with French Pra-mier Pierre Mendes-France: West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer; B e 1 g i u m’a Paul-Henri Spaak. the coofertnct chaixmait; and others.
Bruce's Ulks and purposes war« cloaked in secrecy. There were unconfirmed repcHta he waa aounA*
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