Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 24, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 70
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ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, AUG. 24, 1954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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21 Missing On Airliner
.\MSTERDAiM, Netherlands, Aug 23 UPV—A Royal Dutch KLM airliner from New York, carrying 21 or more persons, plunged into the North Sea today off the murky Dutch coastline only minutes away from its home airport. A KLM •pokesman said it was feared there were no survivors.
The airline said here 12 passengers, mostly Americans, and nine crew m#nbers were aboard the four-engined Douglas DC8B Willem Bontekoe when it went down tlirough the clouds less than 30 miles northwest of Amsterdam, its goal. The KLM office in New York said, however, two more passengers boarded the plane at Shannon, Ireland, its last stop before the crash. The plane was an extra because the regular flight, which arrived earlier, was booked up.
The airline denied a rumor that the plane crashed after a collision with another craft.
Burning wreckage, lifebelts, cushions, an oil stain and other flotsam marked the site of the crash.
Discovery of debris bv a pilot boat about 16 miles northwest of
Ymutden, Amsterdam’s seaport, led to the conclusion that the plane had “met with an accident,” KLM said. The spokesman said rescue operations by boats and a helicopter were continuing, but the pilot boat Bellatrix had not sighted any survivors.
The airliner had taken off from New York with 21 passengers and a crew of nine. Nine passengers were to leave the plane at Shannon,
KIJM identified the commander of the plane as Capt. Charles Harman, a Canadian, of Edmonton, Alta. All other crew members were Dutch.
Listed by the airline as New York - "-Amsterdam passengers were;
Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Peeper, in care of Knoop (62-42 Woodhaven Blvd.L (Jueens, L.I., N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Yarrow and their 5-year-old twin sons, Richard and Peter, of Woodbury. Conn.
Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Decker, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Gay, Frieda and Wes Baussan, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Leonard Jamison (no address).
Hamlin Mail Charged With Murder Atter Street Fight
UNITS UNUSED, RHEE OBSERVES
SEOUL m — A South Korean President Syngman Rhee showed little dismay Monday at the U. S. announcement to withdraw many of its troops from Korea. “There is no use for foreign troops to stay in Korea if they are not going to fight communism,” he said.
It was the 79-year-old Rhee’s first public reaction to the news that four of the six U. S, divisions in Korea will pull out.
83d Congress Gets
Compliments by Ike
HAMUN, Aug. 23 (RNS> — A charge of murder has been filed against James Brown, 20, of Hamlin, charging that he shot Clifford Green, 32, also of Hamlin, in front of a cafe here early Sunday morning.
Green was shot in the left side and died shortly after being taken to Hamlin Memorial Hospital.
Hamlin Folice Chief J. H. Foster arrested Brown at his home Sunday momisng.
Green was shot about 4 a m. Sunday after being involved in a fight in front of a Hamlin cafe, police said.
Chief Foster said Monday that
U.S. Navy to Fire At Hostile Reds, Admiral Declares
WASHINGTON (# —Adm. Felix B. Stump, Pacific commander in chief, said Monday U. S. Navy units off the Communist China mainland would fire on any Reds who might approach “with obviously hostile intent.”
Stump, who commands all American ground, sea and air forces in the Pacific, said units of his command would, in the face of any obvious threat, fire without waiting to be fired upon. He emphasised “our forces do have orders to scrupulously avoid provocative action.” __
Pott|>oii«ment Asked In Esteps' Heoring
SAN ANTONIO, Au. 23 (^Attorneys for William Estep and his wife, Dora, cwivicted of violating Illinois’ medical practice laws, asked today for a p<»tponement of their extradition hearing.
Estep was sentenced to five years in prison and his wife to three years after their convictions in Illinois. They left the state while free on bail pending an appeal, which was rejected.
Brown, who was recently discharged from the Army, fired two shots into the ground and then hit Green with the third shot from a pistol.
Brown is being held in the Anson jail.
Green was employed as a farm worker by William Henry Albritton and had worked for Albritton for several years.
Funeral for Green will be held Wednesday at Slaton, Texas.
Survivors include his mother and wife, both of Hamlin.
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El Paso Low Land Flooded
By THE ASOCTATED PRESS
Low lying sections of El Paso and the lush irrigated Rio Grande Valley northwest into New Mexico were flooded Monday by runoff from heavy rains trapped between the river and the nearby Franklin Mountains.
Thre was no apparent danger to residents but the muddy water covered wide areas of the flat river bottom farmland plus heavily traveled highways.
Farther dowm the Rio Grande, near the Big Bend, cloudbursts in the mountains of Mexico caused a rise on the border river that closed down the international bridge between Presidio and Ojinaga. Farmland bearing the best cotton crop in years was threatened.
About 25 homes were evacuated i Sunday night and early Monday in | the Crossroads and White Spur! areas, about 10 miles north of El; Paso on the New Mexico - Texas line. The state disaster relief head- j quarters in Austin said that a.s many as 200 persons were forced from their homes at one time.
About four miles of U.S. Highway 80 west of El Paso was under eight inches of water. Westbound traffic was detonred by a farm road around the flooded areas.
Hard Rains Shori-Lived; Just .20 Here
of the scene after a two-engine Braniff Airways DC-3 passenger plane crashed near Mason City, la. Eleven
GRANDMOTHER STEALS SHOW IN BEARD-GROWING CONTEST
CORBIN, Ky„ Aug. 23 (AP)—A 65-year-old grandmother threateneti for a time lo win a beard-growing contest. She finally was disqualified on the ground that only men were eligible.
Mrs. Eliza Profit of London, wearing chin whiskers 4 1-2 inches long, a mustache an<l sideburns, entered the contest five minutes before judging began and stole the
show from 18 men. # i
The contest was sponsored by producers of Gabriel Horn” who sought to encourage men to grow beards to equip them for possible use as extras in the film, parts of which will be shot near here. , . u
Mrs Profit, who has 11 children, said she had been wearing her beard at its present length for about a year.
Big Spring Man Dies In Train Accident
MERCED, Calif, — Bernie Heines. 30, Big Spring, Tex., and two other transients were killed early Monday in an accident aboard a speeding Southern Pacific freight train near here.
Officers said a girder worked loose from a flatcar, dem<rfished an empty boxcar, then swimg across another flatcar in which the men were riding. The accident was not discovered until the freight stopped in Livingston.
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K'ds whooped, hollered and played gleefully in the streets, and some folks just stood and stared.
Yep, it finally happened.
It rained in Abilene, hard for a few minutes but it proved Just a teaser as showers fell Monday morning and afternoon.
Only .20 <rf an inch w'as recorded at Municipal Airport. Up to .22 inch was recorded in one part of Abilene.
Seymour reported the heaviest fall in this area with nearly an inch — .97. At Boone Brothers ranch 15 miles ease of Seymour 1.3 inches was recorded.
Unstable air masses w'hich have hovered over Abilene fw the last few days caused the showers, according to the Weather Bureau.
Light scattered showers fell in a general area from Abilene west to about 30 miles norUieast of Big Spring and east of Lubbock and south of ChilJress.
Traces were r^)orted at Aspermont and Winters. Stamford reported .21 of an inch of rain.
Official Weather Bureau forecast calls for a slight chance for afternoon showers Tue.sday.
Yarborough Says He'll End Gull Strike, II Vidorious
BOARD ACCEPTS STUDENTS
Elmdale to Hold Election On Joining Abilene Schools
By EARLE WALKER Elmdale will hold an election in M days on the proposal of consolidating with the Abilene School District.
That promise was given by Elmdale trustees Monday night to Abi-'lene School Board.
After receiving that pledge, the local board agreed to accept Elm-dale’s Negro and high school pupils in the schools here in the 1953-54 term.
If Election Carries The Elmdale school officials who met with the Abilene trustees Monday night said they will try to sell the people of their district on consolidation. They felt that the merger is the only feasible means (d meeting Elmdale district’s financial crisis.
Elmdale School Board members hare Monday night were President 0. J. Johnson, Milton Antllley and James Tate. Principal B. A. Hays also attended. They promised to present a petition from Elmdale Mtars to the County Commission-
ers Court, asking the county body to call a consolidation election.
90 Students Attended , About 90 Elmdale students at-j tended Abilene schools in the past school year. Approximately 100 are expected to do so in the coming session. Elmdale has been paying Abilene only a total of $600 per year for taking all the transfers. Abilene trustees say this amount, ! plus what the state pays Abilene for taking Elmdale pupils, lacks 8100 per pupil per year of covering Abilene’s expense of educating the transferred students.
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made it impossible for the district to repay Abilene in full for the ser\'ice.
Two alternative routes are open to Elmdale in getting a permanent solution to the problem:
(1) Consolidate with Abilene or some other district, and accept the same taxable valuations and school tax as distfict residents.
<2) Set up an independent school district, whereby it can fix its own values and rates.
At present Elmdale is a common school district. As such its tax rates and valuatiwis are set by the county.
ScItmI Purposes Only
If the Elmdale district petitions Abilene for admitUwice. the Citj’ Commission can vote it in for school purposes only, Supt. A. E. Wells of Abilene said. ’The merger wouldn’t require a vote of people already in the Abilene district, he explained.
The Elmdale board members present said they believe consolida-
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FORT WORTH, Aug. 23 (4V-Ralnh Yarborough said tonight if he is elected governor he will go to Port Arthur and in 30 days settle a strike that is “pitting neighbor against neighbor.“
He said Gov. Allan Shivers, his opponent in Saturday’s Democratic runoff - election, has dwie nothing about the Port Arthur situation.
“I will not play political football with a whole Texas city,” Yarborough said. “I will restore peace and order.”
Yarborough hammered at what he called Shivers’ “do nothing” record in three speeches tonight here and at Dallas.
In a skit-type statewide telecast, Yarborough said he considered his election battle with Shivers “a straight - out Republican - Democrat fight.” He said he was the Democrat.
There and in a statewide radio broadcast here and at a rally in Marine Park on Fort Worth’s northside, Yarborough said:
1. He is the victim of “Goebels smear sheets and Nazi and Communist type propaganda” waged by his <H?ponent.
2. Texas fanners and ranchers “have an Ezra Benson-AUan Shivers six-bit parity that is wrecking the economy of the South Plains and West Texas.
3. Shivers has refused to use his authority as governor to settle the
10-month-oId strike again.st Port Arthur business houses that he said had divided Shivers’ own home city into two partisan camps.
Yarborough finished his television program — called “a day at the campaign office with Ralph Yarborough” — then sped 80 miles an hour behind a police escort to Fort Worth.
A cowgirl trio and a dozen tiny tots carrying Yarborough signs greeted him at the radio station. After that speech he went to the rally. A crowd estimated at one thousand heard him there.
Yarborough hammered at Texas’ need for increased old age pensions; a sound water conservation program and a solid drought relief program.
He repeatedly hit at Shivers’ advocation of increased trade with Red China, which Yarborough said was proposed after Shivers and “two brother Republican governors” visted Korea.
He also charged anew that Shivers had failed to enforce the state’s anti - Comminist laws.
persons aboard were killed. Eight others received injuries. The crash was blamed on severe weather in the area. _
Join Independence Fight, Shivers Says in Alamo Talk
SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 23 Gov. Allan Shivers tonight called on Texam to join him in a fight for independence like the one waged by the heroes of the Alamo.
A crowd massed at the portals of the shrine of Texas liberty interrupted the governor 26 limes with handclapping, shouts and cheers as he said that “outside forces” backing Ralph Yarborough wants to kill thf opirU oi independwice for which the Texas heroes fought and died here.
Police variously estimated the crowd at from 2.500 to 5,000. Campaign woricers who have been with the governor since he began his runoff race with Yarborough said it was high in enthusiasm.
Shivers underlined his claims that the Democratic factiMi which siH>ports Yarborough has “run out on Texas."
“When Uie going was roughest,
I took my stand as your governor in tile front line of battle and fought for Texas.” Shivers said. But, he said, in the battle for the tidelands anci for equal recognition for Texas in the Democratic Party, They have been the ones who walked out on the Democratic Party of Texas. When the time came to fight for Texas, they walked out on Texas, too”
Shivers' managers claimed the Radio and TV audience which also listened in on the show was the greatest in Texas political history.
Shivers s^ipeared first on the platform for an early pre-TV in-formal chat, then returned for his fonnal show as the crowd came to its feet cheering with the TV cameras wide open.
With the governor were his wife and three of their fmir children.
Mrs. Shivers won a warm round of app4ause but the biggest hand came when the governor hoisted his only daughter, Marialice Sue or “Sis” high for the crowd to see.
Shivers said that in this political
battle “the line is drawn”. The folks who are proud of Texa.s and proud of their heritage, he added, stand on one side.
“On the other side stands a besieging army of outsiders, outsider« who want to change Texas, take away our independence, change mir schools, intimidate our people,” Shivers said.
“For four long and bitter months they have done their best to destroy me and all that I hold dear. They have not succeeded. And standing here before the Alamo, the cradle of Texas liberty, I promise you that they will not take over Texa.s”
Shivers said he had always stood and fought for Texas. He said he had risked his political life “to keep my word to the people of Texas” arid defend their tidelands.
Shivers Connection With Firm Denied
AUSTIN, Aug. 23 (fi-Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd said today neither Gov. Allan Shivers nw the governor’s wife has been an officer, director or stockholder in the 'Times Publishing Co. of Mission since Feb. 1, 1951.
Ralph Yarborough, opposing Shivers in a runoff contest for governor, has charged that printing contracts have been awarded the publishing concern in violation of a constitutional prohibition which says no state official shall have an interest in suqji contracts.
Yarborough has said the swwti affidavits of the Times Publishing Co. as to the ownership of the corporation as late as Oct. 12, 1951, show ownership at that time was held by Mrs. John H. Shary, Allan Shivers. Mrs. Allan Shivers, and Joe T. Cook.
Speech Hils 'Prophets 01 Gloom’
DENVER, Aug. 23 Prwidcnt Eisenhower tonight heaped prais« on the Republican-run 83rd Congress, hit again at opposition ‘prophets of gloom and doom,’* and voiced confidence the voteri will back his administration in the November congressional elections.
In a nationwide television and radio address on the record of the Congress which closed up shop on legislative matter last Friday, the President declared his program is good for America.
President Relaxed The chief executive, speaking in a relaxed manner standing in front of a TV studio desk, did not repeat in so many words the appeal ha made last week for more Republicans in Washington. But he left no doubt he would like to see GOP representation in Congress increased.
As for the record of the 83rd Congress, Eisenhower—hands resting on the de.sk behind him—said the administration went to bat 64 times on measures it wanted enacted.
“Fifty-four were enacted,” he declared with a smile. “We didn't always make home runs, but anyway there were 54 hits.”
He called this “pretty good going in any league—a batting average of .830. (The President’s mathematics were a bit off. The average on the basis of his figures is .844).
Folds Arms The President wore a brown business suit and frwn time to time folded his arms as he read from notes on cue cards in front of the TV cameras. He was flanked by the American flag and the presidential banner.
Eisenhower, vacationing here, .said that among other things the 8,1rd COTgress—in which Republicans held only a slim majority over Democrats—cut taxes by $7,400.-000,000 reduced spending without any “meat axe” chopping, worked hard at eliminating waste and extravagance. and forged “new weapons” to strike at commimism and subversion at hmne.”
On the latter point, Eisenhower said his administration is determined to carry out that program “by constitutiwial procMses.”
The President lauded the anti-
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•NOBODY WILL GO HUNGRY'
Drought Help Being Pushed, Shivers Informs West Texans
AUSTIN WV-Gov. Allan Shivers Monday promised a delegation of drought-hurt West Texans that the state would not let anyone go hungry, and that he would help them meet any need they have.
Shivers promised the group he would do all he could to help them get a reduction in pricee for drought relief feeds, and federal planting acreage credit for land they have not put in production because of drought.
Spokesman for the group of 18 who called on the governor Monday was County Judge Vance H. Gilbreath of Motley County.
“If we’re going to have a drought' relief program, we’ve got to have one that works.” he told the governor. “Most farmers and ranchers can't afford to buy cottonseed cake or other feed at the going prices now.”
Shivers said two t<^ U.S. Department of Agriculture (rffidals with whom he conferred over the weekend had promised him they would see if a supply of grain at a fixed price could not be ar
ranged. They also promised to see what could be done about extending easier long-term loans to drought-needy stockmen and farmers.
State and federal officials announced Sunday they believed they had ironed out one of the roughest spots in the drought program: eligibility rules that some said amounted to a pauper’s oath.
14 Countias Asked As Disaster Areas
AUSTIN, Aug. 23 ypv-Gov. Allan Shivers today requested Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. Benson to designate 14 more Texas counties as major drought disaster areas.
Forty-two Texas counties already have been so designated, and f7 others are under consideration.
The 14 counties recommended for inclusion today are Angelina. Ellis, Gonzales, Harrison, Jasper, Kerr, Marion, Newton, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur. WashiogtAxi and Wood.
Gilbreath told Shivers he appreciated the governor’s efforts. Counties represented at the meeting here included Hall, Childrens, Motley, Ci^tle, King, Dickens. Kent, Stonewall. Garza and Collingsworth.
Gilbreath brought recommendations adopted at a drought relief meeting here at Matador Aug. 19.
The group wanted additional counties placed in the disaster area to receive relief, they wanted protein feeds included among relief feeds at . last year’s prices, easier credit and revision of the eligibility rules.
In talking to the group. Shivers said he and Agriculture Commissioner John C. White had tried to keep the drought relief program out of politics. Gilbreath said there weren’t any politics ir. the needs of his groig).
Shivers told the II men. mostly farmers and ranchers, that the state wiHiId help again as it had last year if there was any dangw of any one going hungry, or jobless^ in the drouilM
Unil Agrees On Verdid For McCarlhy
W'.4SHLNGT0N, Aug. 25 four Republican members <rf a Senate subcommittee which investigated the McCarthy-Army row have agreed on a verdict, Sen. Mundt (R-SD) said today, but it will not be made public until after Aug. 30.
Mundt declined even to hint at the findings he said were signed by him and Sens. Potter (Mich>, Dlrk-sen (111) and Dworshak (Idaho).
But Potter, as soon as the tumultuous. 36-day hearings came to an end June 17. aiuounced he had decided that both McCarthy and the Army officials involved in the dispute had proved their charges.
Three Democratic mernbem of the subcommittee still have to submit their findings. They have until 5 p.m. Aug. 30.
Mundt said the majority report consists fd between 3,300 and 3.500 words of findings and recommeii-dations. He added it was being filed with J. Mark Trice, secretary of the Senate, to be kept under wraps until after the Aug. 30 deadline.
All statements will then be to the Government Printing Office, Mundt said, and perhaps will be made public the next day.
Mundt. who presided during the long and controversial investigation. said he and the three other Republicans reserved the rlg^t to file supplementary statements ef additional views.
“Some said they might, but none said they would.” he reported.
The McCarthy-Army row b^aa when Secretary oi the Army Stevens and Army counselor John G. Adams accui^ McCarthy and some of his aides of exerting undue pressure to get special treetment ,iai % Bmli Mm