Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 72
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ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26, 1954—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
2 Crashes Leave 2 Dead„ 3 Injured
BIG SPRING, Aug, 25 (RNS)-Two motorists were killed and a third critically injured in a head-on automobile wreck Wednesday afternoon northeast of Big Spring.
Two more were injured when a third car collided with an ambulance that had been called to the scene.
Francis Lester Hawk, 64, independent oil operator of Midland.
Warren Dent Hartsook, 66, of Commerce.
Hawk’s son, Francis Gene Hawk, 83, of Midland, associated with his
father in the oil business.
Wylie Joe Oliver of Big Spring.
Deputy Sheriff Bobby West of Big Spring.
Francis Gene Hawk was in critical conditicm at Cowper Hospital here with a fractured hip and leg and possible head injuries.
Oliver was taken to Big Spring Hospital where attendants reported he had possible internal injuries.
West was also at Big Spring Hospital being treated for bruises and an injured ankle.
The head-on collision occurred about 2 p.m. approximately 30
Criticism of Bill Surprises Solon
LIBERTY, Tex., Aug. 25 -
U.S. Sen. Price Daniel (D-Tex) said tonight he was shocked and surprised at Ralph Yarborough’s describing the congressional bill which restored Texas’ tidelands as “weasel-worded” and “ineptly drawn.”
Daniel said Yarborougli endorsed the bill while testifying before a Senate committee Feb. 26, 1953.
“If there had been anything wrong with this bill. Judge Yarborough should have said so when testifying before our committee but
Reds Say They'll Openly Defy Law Oullawing Parly
NEW YORK, Aug. 25 Communist sources said tonight the party will openly defy the new law that outlaws it.
In short, a sp^esman explained, the next move is up to the federal government. If and whef» the government moves to curtail any party activities, a court test of the new law is planned.
The spokesman, a ranking official of the party, declined to be identified by name.
In a separate six page statement, three top members of the party blai^ed the new' law as “the most extreme step ever taken against political and democratic liberties in the history of wir cixintry.”
e in Texas
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Widespread showers that brightened Texas’ drought picture slightly the past few days all but dwindled away Wednesday.
Brownsville had .02 inch, Galveston .12, Victoria .07 and Midland .08,
The International Boundary and Water Commission .said that the Rio Grande was on the rise at Laredo from gully-washing rains upstream earlier in the week, but that the pontoon bridge built to replace the washed-out international bridge was not in danger. The Rio Grande was expected to rise tliree feet by Thursday, which would bring the stream to one-third bankful.
W’ichita Falls had the day’s high reported temperature, 99 degrees. Marfa was the coolest spot with an 84.
in.stead he praised H, suppwted it, and congratulated me when it passed,” Daniel .«aid in a prepared statement.
Daniel said he lias no intention of becoming involved in the governor’s race but released the statement to defend his own work and that of tfie entire Texas delegation to Congress. Yarborough is a candidate for governor.
“I have spent seven long years in this fight to presOTV'e the tidelands for our public school fund and I refuse to sit idly by while the results of that work are misrepresented and tom down in the heat of a govemw’« race— especially by a man who complimented and suwwrted the work only a year-ago,” Daniel said. |
In a pr^red statement released | to the press yesterday in Houston Yarborough criticized the bill for recognizing only Texas’ “historic boundaries” instead of the state’s claim to three marine league* or IfVk miles.
Yarborough said he would use the remarks while making a statewide radio broadcast. After the broadcast began, he omitted portion* of his prepared speech, including th* tidelands remarks. Reporters travelling with Yarborough later were told the remarks could be used as a prepared statement.
mile* northeast Big Spring on the Snyder highway, according to the sheriff’s diriment.
The elder Hawk was driving northward in a late model Packard accwnpanied by his son. Hartsook was driving a Buick, about r 1947 model, southward accomp ied by Oliver.
Car Hits Ambulance
Oliver and Deputy West were preparing to load young Hawk into an Eberley-River ambulance when a car driven by Ben Tyson, about 64. of Big Spring, skidded sideways into the rear of the ambulance,
Oliver was knocked into the rear of the ambulance and West was knocked down, caught and dragged under the skidding automobile.
The sheriff’s department said Tyson was being held for que.s-tioning in Howard County jail here Wednesday night.
19.9 AND UP
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ABILENE AND VICINITY - PATtly cloudy, continued warm Thuraday and Friday with wldalv acattarad afternoon or aveninf ahowara. Low temperature Thuraday la middle TO’a Hi*h both day» around *5.
NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy throufh Friday with few thundarahowera. Not much changa tn temperature.
EA.ST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm throufh Friday. Scatered showers and thundershowers near coast and widely scattered Oiunder-shower» Interior. Moderate easterly wind» on coast.
TEMPERATURE.S Bed. A M. Wed. P.M.
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79.............. 2:30 M
71.............. 3:30 »4
77 .............. 4:30 •«
75 .............. 5:30 85
75 .............. 0:30 «3
78 .............. 7:30 91
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87 ............. 10:30 ..............
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90 ............. 12:30 ..............
Hifh and low temperatures for 24 hours
endkl at 6:30; 97 and 74. Hl(h and low temperatures same date last year: 80 and 67.
Sunset last nifht 4:12 p.m. Sunrise today 6:10 a.m. Sunset tonight 7:11 p.m. Barometer reading at 9:36 p.m. 28.09. Relative humidity at 9:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 43%.
Gas Stations Pare Prices
Abilene service stations currently are offering motorists summer “bargain” rates on gasoline.
The econwny-wise motorist will find the lowest gas prices between Sayles Blvd. and Barrow St. on South 14th St. Magnolia, Humble, Phillips, Reed, Onyx, and Col-Tex regular gas may be had in this area for 19.9 cents a gallon.
A check of 35 name-brand filling stations located on the main highways leading out of Abilene showed that only two listed regular gasolines at a flat 23 cents and ethyl at 25.
Large and small signs, quoting gas prices, are prominently displayed in front of the stations to attract the passing motorist.
Nineteen oi the 35 stations siu--veyed Wednesday night were advertising their gas price as 22.9 for the regular grades. Premium grades at these stations ranged around the 24.9 cent mark.
Regular gas at other stations was advertised at 21.9 cents, 21.5 cents, and 20.9 cents a gallon.
Approximately a month ago gasoline prices in Abilene ranged in the neighborhood of 25 cents a gallon and up for the regular grade.
Unil Eyes Hoy. 2 As ils Deadline
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (AV-Sen. Watkins (R-Utah) said today a special Senate committee assigned to investigate censure charges against Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) will do its "level best” to finish before the csongressional elections Nov. 2.
“We want to get this done as quickly as possible.” he told newsmen.
Watkins, the committee chairman, said one reason he had “some hopes” frf finishing the job before the elections is that much of the evidence relating to the charges already is a matter of record.
Three Texans Killed
LORDSBURG, N.M.. Aug. 25 —A collision today 18 miles east of here killed three Texans.
The victims were identified as Louis Bishop Boston, 19, Crockett; Era Mae Busby. 17, Houston, and Fay Ferguson, 38, of Stephenville.
Know Tolitical Bed-Fellows,' Shivers Asks in Foe's Garrison
7th Fleet Aid Ready If Reds Hit Formosa
All U.S. Units
TOKYO, Thursday, Aug. 26 (AP) — An authoritative U. S. military source said yesterday that all available American forces would help the U. S. 7th Fleet defend Formosa against a Chinese Red invasion.
"All forces in position to do so would assist the 7th , Fleet in carrying out its mission,” the source said.
"The Communists would be very unwise to launch an operation against Formosa. I am sure they would fail and I am sure they know they | “ would fail. If they tried it. 11 # they would be in for a terri- DOOjIj
WHh strong air detachments in the Philippines, Guam, Okinawa, Jai>an and South Korea, the United States would be in poeiticm to quickly throw a massive weight of air power against an invasion armada.
Red China has carried on an intensive pr(H>a8anda campaign during the past two weeks for the “liberation” of Formosa, the Chinese Natiwialist stronghold 100 miles from the China mainland.
MOURNERS VIEW BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT — Part of the huge throng of mourners who crowded into the presidential palace in Rio de Janeiro gather around the bier of Getulio Vargas, Brazilian president who committed suicide when faced with the loss of his office. Identifiable in the crowd, at upper right with chin partly blocked by man in foreground, is the dead president’s son, Lutero Vargas.
YARBOROUGH ALLEGES PAPER REFUSED TO GIVE HIS SIDE
DALLAS, Aug. 25 (AP>—Ralph W. Yarborough said in a full page advertisement in tomorrow’s Dallas Morning News that the News had refused to publish his side of the campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor.
'The newspaper ran a half-page layout opposite the advertisement of headlines of news stories it had published on Yarborough’s campaign. The News, in comment published with the reproduced headlines, said it had covered ■Yarborough’s campaign dutifully with staff writers and by Associated Press dispatches.
Shivers Not Involved in land Suits, Valley Attorney Says
TEMPLE. / 25 (/e--Gov. Al
lan Shivers weni irvto the Bell County strrmghold of Ralph Yarborough today and said supporters of his opprrnent “should know their political bed-fellows.”
The governor spoke at Killeen, Belton and Temple in Bell County, which Yarborough carried almost 8-1 in the first primary.
Crowds at Belton atvd Temple clapped and cheered, and several men yelled “pour it on.”
Tonight Shivers had a series of four lawn gatherings in Waco and tomorrow will move eastward through Mexia and Fairfield to a night rally at the Henderson ball park where free barbecue will be •erved.
A oaravan of 40 cars met Shivers on,the outskirts of Temple to escort him to the municipal building where a crowd eetimated by Sheriff Ralph Jeffers at 800 persons gathered on the shady side at 3:30 p.m.
Shiver* said his opponent “had • bunch (rf hired prtrfessional worker* and Uiey, like *«ne of your local citizen*, want to take over thi* *tate. Tbey know that the only trmr th*3T can get power in the
Democratic party is to get their hand-picked candidate elected.” Newspaper Barking Shivers said there were 100 daily newspapers in Texas and “only three are n<^ suppwting Allan Shivers and one erf them is here in your town,”
Shivers said he wanted “some (rf the strong suppwlers of the opposition to know what kind of political bed-fellows they have.”
He said “the vilest, filthiest, dirtiest type of literature was sent through the mails in San Marco* attacking the good womanhood of
RAF Secret Jet Crashes Into Seo
IXINDON iiP—A Royal Air Force fighter, a Swift, one of Britain’s new high priority secret jets, roared over about 50 miles of English countryside Wednesday without a pilot aboard and then crashed into the North Sea.
The swept-wing fighter developed trouble at 10,000 feet about SO miles northeast of London and Um pilot parachuted.
this state, and my (H>ponent’8 campaign workers said that was just a practical joke.”
He held up a pamphlet which he said carried a picture of a picket in a Port Arthur strike which he said was started by a Communist-dominated union.
On the sign the picket carried, he said, was a sticker saying “Yarborough for Governor.”
Anti-Red Law Cited Shivers said only seven members of the legislature voted against Texas’ antl-Communist law “and they arc fighting Allan Shivers, supporting my (^>ponent,”
“You should know your political bed-fellows,” he repeated.
The Temple crowd clapped and cheered wh«i SMiivers said there was no reason for his opponent to make all the prwnises he was making “because he’s never going to be called on to fulfill them.”
The crowd cheered again when Shivers said "my opponent got stuck in an elevator right after the first primary. I read in a newspaper he got lost in an airplane the other day. I don’t know what’s going to happen to him next, but
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A McAllen attorney said here Wedne.sday night that Allan Shivers had no connection with law suits filed involving some 13,000 acres of Rio Grande Valley land on which Shivers had sold an option.
Orville I. Cox arrived here by plane from McAllen for a telecast over KRBC-TV in Shivers’ behaU at 10:15 p.m.
He was sdieduled to go to La-mesa Thursday for a radio talk at 7:30 p.m. and on to Lirf>bock for another teleca.st lat«* that night.
Cox represented Lloyd and Elmer Bentsen in several law suits filed against them pertaining to real estate sales in the Rio Grande Valley.
The Bentsen bixrfhers sold Shivers an option on approximately 13,000 acres of land for $25,000, Cox said, Ll(^ Bentsen negotiated the purchase of the option from Shivers by the Texan Development Co. for $450,000. the attorney said.
Several law suits were filed. SMne of which involved the land the company had purchased under the option bought from Shivers.
The suite were brought by people to wlwm neither Allan Shivers
Coahoma Woman Enlers Polio Ward
A 71-year-old possible polio patient was admitted to Hendrick . . ^ . j
Memorial Hospital at 9:15 p.m., wUh having had anything to do
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nor the Benteens had sold any land nor had they had any transactions with them pertaining to the sale of the land,” Cox said.
“Allan divers was not made a party to any of the law suits, no allegations were made in the law suits with reference to his being liable for anything, and he was never charged in a single case
The patient, Mrs. Sam Joiner <rf Coahoma, was placed under the oare of a k>cal physician and was in isolation at the hmpital.
Extent of her illness had not been determined late Wednesday.
Gen. Vogel Urges Trinity Authority
DALLAS i/fi—Brig. Gen. Herbert , Vogel has urged the creation 1 of a Trinity River Authority with the right to deal with federal j ; and state agencies.
Vogel, newly appointed director of the 'Tennessee Valley Authority, said such a development was needed to assure the future of the whole Trinity watershed.
AUSTIN, Aug. 25 ifw-L. P. Sturgeon, associate commissioner erf education, was named director of public relations for the Texas Stata Teachers Assn. today.
with the sale of any land to the pe(^)le bringing the suite, nw with having been connected therewith in any manner”
Option Expiration Denied
Cox branded as false the claim by Shivers’ opponent Üiat the'option had expired when it was transferred to the development company. He said the date for expiration of the option was Dec. 16, 1946 and that the transaction was handled through a Houston bank on Dec. 14. 1946.
Another charge agalnust Shivers diat Cox discredited concerned lianting by Gov. Shivers of water permits to the Bentsens.
Cox said he had a statement made under oath by the Benteens which says; “The Slate Board of Water Engineers of Texaa has not granted a water right to Lloyd M. Bentsen or Elmer C. Bentsen or to any con^anies in which they have owned an interest during the time that Governor Allan Shivers has been th* governor of Texas.”
Brazilians Tell Vargas Goodbye
RIO DE JANEIRO. Brazil. Aug. 25 UB~More than a half million Brazilians massed at Rio De Janeiro’s downtown airport today to say a last goodby to Getulk) Vargas. Rioting flared as a plane carried the President’s body to a burial place in his beloved ranch country o€ siHithern Brazil.
Police and troops moved swiftly to quell the violence in which «le per.son was killed and 43 wounded. This brought casualties in two days of demonstrations since Vargas took his life yesterday to four dead and several score wounded throughout Brazil.
Some (rf today’s demoiwtraticms were aimed at American installations.
Fight With Troops
The clash in which the fatality (xx'urred took place when a crowd fought with troops bd:ore the Air Ministry. The demonstrators apparently were showing resentment over demands by the military which led to Vargas quitting the presidency and putting a bullet through his heart.
But police and the military ap-parerrfiy were re-establishing full control. Cavalry unite swept the streets by forming s<rfid lines and then moving forward. A cripple caugW in the cavalry advance was picked up in the arms of a large man awl csarried to the sWe. One soldier seen using his gun biKt roughly against a civilian was ordered by an officer to stop.
U.S., Allies Completing Atomic Plan
WASHINGTON. Aug. 25 i^The United States awl several of its allies are putting the finishing touches to a plan creating an international “aioms-for-p • a c e” clearing house.
An announcement of how the program will work and what nations will participate will be made within the next few weeks, it was learned today.
Contemplated is an agency, set up under the United Nations, to handle questions and answers about peaceful uses of atomic energy—in medicine, agriculture, industrial power ai^ the like.
Thia agency would control no stockpile of fissionable material or power reactors. But it could draw them from the “have” nations to fill orders from the “have not” nations.
The idea grew out of President Eisenhower’s plan for pooling atomic materials and know-how for
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FEAST BIRDS SHOW DECLINE
AUSTIN. Aug. 25 UB~Fewer Thanksgiving turkeys from Texas are in pr<»pect this year, the U. S. Department of Agriculture said tiiday. It reported Texas powers are raising 8.271.000 turkeys, 186,000 below last year.
List of Goods For Russia
WASHINGTON. Aug. 25 (A6-The United States today enlarged the list of goods which other nations of the free world may ship to Russia and Its European satellites without risking the loss of U.S. aid.
The net r«sult. effective today, is a reduction of 80 items in the list of 297 which have been embargoed. Director Harold E. Stas-sen of the Foreign Operations Administration said.
Items dropped were not fully listed. However, examples cited by Stassen showed the following have been taken from the embargo list, but still left subject to surveillance as to quantity:
Flat cars, tank cars, rails, crude petroleum, diesel oil, locomotives with the exception of turbine types, tractors except special heavy types, n(Mimilitary tires, platinum, cadmium, calcium, sodium, strontium, vanadium, asbestos and mica.
The relaxation applies only to shipments destined for Russia and its European bloc. There was no easing on embargoes of goods for shipment to Communist China, North Korea or the Communist area of North Viet Nam.
There remained the possibility of transshipments of decontrolled items from the Soviet bloc in Europe to its Red partners in Asia. “That is something we will have to watch cl(«ely,” an FOA spokesman said.
The announcement had nothing to do with U.S. exports, which are under the control of the Commerce Department. FOA said commerce would have an announcement of its own shortly.
Stassen said of the FOA’s action:
“I am convinced that this re-visiiMi, which has been made with the concurrence of the Departments of Stale, Treasury, Defense and Commerce, and approved by the President, will result in a net advantage to the free world of expanded peaceful trade and m<Hre effective control of the war potential Items. It is a move in th* best interests of the United States.”
Yorborough Moy Go Personally To Port Arthur to End Strike
TYLER, Aug. 25 (JU-Ralph Yarborough said t(Miight he will personally go to Port Arthur and stay as long as it takes to settle a 10-month-old strike there.
The Austin attorney said Gov. Allan Shivers “has failed to lift a finger to restore Port Arthur’s peace.”
Yarborough’s remarks were prepared for delivery at an East Texas homecoming rally at the Tyler baseball park and over a state radio broadcast.
During the day he campaigned at Bryan and Wichita Falls before flying to the Gregg Cotmty airport and a brief talk en r(Hitc to Tyler.
He was accompanied from the airport to Tyler by a motor cara-van.
Yarborough charged Shivers, his opponent in the Democratic runoff primary Saturday, has failed to redeem Port Arthur from “fear and terror,”
“Why has he failed Port Arthur?” Yarborough asked. “It cannot be because he lacks the power to act.”
“He is the governor. He possesses all the legal power necessary for acti(m.”
Yarborough, answering his own question, said Shiv*n has ”fail*d
to act because this is election time.”
“He has let Port Arthur languish while he used it as a political pawn.” Yarborough added.
“I pledge you that Ralph Yarborough will settle the Port Arthur situation in 30 days after he takes the oath of office.” the candidate continued. “I will go personally to Port Arthur. I will stay as long as it takes to get the job done. I will render a just and firm and fair verdict at Port Arthur. There will be no playing of ptrfitics with a whole Texas city when Ralph Yarborough is governor."
Cites Fallitrc Yarborough also said “Port Arthur is not th* (Mily example of my opponent’s failure to enforce the laws he swore before G(xl and Texans to uphold.”
“I ask Allan Shivers to say publicly how many Communists have
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been cimvtcted under the laws of our state. He will not answer because he knows that there have been none.”
Yarborough • said, “When I am governor, the Communist control laws will be enforced” Yarborough again referred to Shivers’ trip to the Far East last spring.
“Why did he return from « trip to the Far East last spring, a trip be made in company with two other Republican governors, and recommend trade with Communist Red China?” Yarborough asked. “The same Communist China whose hands drip with the blood of Texas and other American boys.”
Doesn’t Know Why
“Why? I do not know why. 1 ask the present governor <rf Texas to tell us why. He will not my why because he dare not,” Yarborough added At Wichita Falls, Yarborough said “the political gang in power in Texas is beat and is resorting to slander and character assassination in desperation."
Yarborough spoke here to • courthouse ^d crowd estimated at 1,000. He said Shivers had a
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