Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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PRISON CAMP LEFT ITS MARK — Faces of French prisoners of war mirror their ordeal as they arrive in Hanio, Indochina, after their release by Vietminh captors. The soldiers freed at Viet Tri in the prisoner exchange were brought down the Red River by boat to the Viet Nam capital city for evacuation.
IN RUNOFF RALLIES
Shivers Predicts Victory; Yarborough Hits 'Minority'
By THE ASSOiTATED PRESS
Ralph Yarborough Thursday Stumped for San Antonio's big vote, and Gov. Allan Shivers whistle-stopped through the small towns of East Texas.
The two candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor in Saturday’s runoff election spoke
and shook hands at a fast clip in ■ historic Texas shrine, Thursday
territory where each hoped to gain more strength than in the first primary.
Yarborough campaigned all day in San Antonio, making 18 speeches to groups ranging from 65 to 200. He had a rally before the Alamo,
Defector Says NATO, Bohn Made Secret Military Pact
BERLIN, Aug. 26 —West Germany*« latest defector to the East, plugging hard for the Soviet propaganda campaign against Western unity, charged today NATO and Bonn officials have agreed secretly to quadruple Gennan contributions to the proposed unified Eurc^an army.
The charge — promptly denied by Allied and German authorities —was made by Kari Schmkit-Witt-mack, 40, former trusted member of the West German Parliament’s European Defense Community and All-German Defense Committees, at a news conference in the Soviet sector. He spoke in the East Berlin press headquarters once used by Joseph Goebbel’s Nazi ministry for propaganda.
His appearance was in line with the current Communist drive aimed generally at disrupting the unified army plan and specifically at preventing French ratification
of the EDC treaty.
Schmidt-Wittmack, former Hamburg deputy chairman of Chancd-lor Konrad Adenauer’s Christian Democratic party, crossed into East Berlin with his family just a week ago.
He read a prepared speech to newsmen today, but he appeared to lack suavity and command, racing through passage# as though he was in a hurry to get it over, mumbling inaudibly at times and slurring his words.
He charged that NATO’s commander in chief, U.S. Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, and two German generals acting for Adenauer, had agreed secretly in June and July at Bad Godesberg, near Bonn, to build a 24-division German anny with another 24 divisions in reserve. This would be four times the size of the 12-division force, previously announced as West Germany’s contribution to the proposed EDC.
1,700 Rodeo Fans
Jam Roby's Arena
By DlANE HOWELL
Reporter-News Farm Writer
ROBY. Aug. 26—A near capacity crowd of almost 1,700 filed into the rodeo arena here ‘Thursday night to send the ninth annual Fisher County Rodeo ami Fair off to a rousing start.
Mac Carriker of Roliy. president of the Fisher County Fair Association, said the crowd was "next to the largest” ever seen here.
F’arm families from neighboring communitie.s began to trickle into town Thursday and by 6 p.m. cafes were packed and hundreds of people were on the streets. Entries Heavy
Fisher County Agent Frank Crowder said entries in the livestock division here ‘this year are heaviest in hi.slory. Crowder said more people turned out for the livestock show that opened Thursday than ever before.
Judging of the dairy division and a downtown parade highlighted Thursday day-time activity.
The Dickens County Sheriff’s Posse was awarded a trophy for the best riding group in the parade
Trophies also went to second place Post Stampede Riding Club ano the third place Woodrow Boots and Saddle Club of LubbtK'k.
Other groups participialing in the parade ware Uie Lynn County Sheriff’s Posse. Winters Riding Club, Dawson County Sheriff’s Posse. Fisher County Sheriff's Passe. Haskell County S h e r * iff’i Posse and Hockley County Sheriff’s Possee.
Roby High School had the only band in the parade.
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Wood of Roby was parade chairman.
Paced by Olney Walker, live unbeaten Dickens County Paimetto Polo team routed a Fisher County team 11-2 in a feature attraction Thursday night. Walker racked up six points with teammate Charles Scott and Vernon Wright accounting for three and tw'o points respectively,
Ellis Sununerlin did all the scoring for Fisher County.
Walker slammed in a free shot to start the scoring and tallied three more points before the Fisher County team could scratch. Fi.sh-er rallied briefly in the second chapter with Summerlin scoring twice to bring the score to 5-2.
15 Ride Bron<*t
Fifteen of 20 bareback bronc riders completed rides in the rodeo. First place went to Booger Red Nixon of Breckenridge, second to Sidney Johnson of Snyder and third to Joe Collier of Wichita Falls.
Joe Rollins of Snyder recordeii the best time in the calf roping event with 13.6 seconds. He wa; follow'ed by Wade Parmelly of Abilene who had 14.1 seconds an< Sonny Phillips of Abilene with 15.7.
Harold.Thomas of Jayton* made the best saddle bronc ride Doi Workman of Olton was second and John Farris of Iowa Park was third
Sherry Price of Addington, Okla.. had the best time In the giri’s barrel race with »1.8 seconds.
Shivers was at Mexia, Fairfield, Cross Roads, Palestine and-had a rally at a barbecue at the Henderson ball park Thursday night.
At Henderson. Shivers predicted "a glorious victory” Saturday “if the people get out and vote.”
He said it was lime for all Texans to stand up and be counted and said the question was simply this:
‘‘Will Texas Democrats stand by a governor who put principles above politics when the interests of Texas demand that choice?”
"This is the showdown,” Shivers said.
Yarborough told a Labor Temple audience ‘-‘the Shivers crowd is an intensely mobilized minority.”
To 75 railroad men knocking off for lunch at the east yards, he said the real Democrats of Texas were in the majority.
Yarborough said he had not criticized Sen. Price Daniel (D-Tex> in what he has had to say about the "Republican administration reneging its promises to Texas on the tidelands.” He said he and Daniel had worked together to secure the offshore lands for Texas.
Shivers rode a horse to open the Freestone County parade at Fairfield and spoke from the back of a pickup truck to a predominantly Negro crowd gathered at Cross Roads.
He repeated there his previous stand for segregation in the public schools and said he wanted the "vote of every man and woman who is interested in the good of Texas.”
Yarborough worked hardest in some precincts where Shivers led him 3-1 in the first primary. He talked informally and shook hands with supporters under an elm tree in Brackenridge Park, met with others in a vacant store building and stood on the sidewalk in front of the Beacon Hill pastal substation.
He told his workers Shivers’ forces were "well organized and our problem Saturday is to get folks out to the polls.”
Friday, Shivers campaigns in Houston and Yarborough in Dallas.
Each of the candidates’ headquarters Issued statements Thursday.
Shivers campaign manager Ottis See CAMPAIGN. Pg. 3-A. Col. 1
Chinese Reds Attack Island Off Mainland
Peiping Soys Raid Mode on Quemoy
FOR NEXT YEAR
Ike Plans Drive For T oriff T rims
DENVER, Aug. 26 (4^—President Eisenhower today reaffirmed administration intentions to press for swift congressional action next year on his controversial program to cut tariffs. He called the plan essential to better international relations.
The chief executive’s vacation headquarters announced, meanwhile. that he will put business almost entirely aside next week to go trout fishing with former President Hoover.
Starting Tuesday, Eisenhower and Hoover — both experts with a casting rod—will spend four or five days at a secluded Rocky Mountain ranch at Fraser, Colo.. 70 miles west of here on the western slope of the Continental Divide,
Ike to Cook
There the 80-year-old Hoover will get a chance to sample some of the President’s cooking — such Eisenhower specialties as flapjacks, vegetable soup, beef stew and charcoal broiled steaks.
Eisenhower plans a day of trout fishing tomorrow, in advance of the get-together with Hoover next week. He will drive early in the morning to a South Platte River fork to try his luck with dry and wet flies at the ranch of an old friend, Bal F. Swan. The ranch is located about 40 miles southwest of Denver at Pine, Colo.
Cleaning up his Summer White House desk today in preparation for that outing, the President j signed 71 bills. They included a! measure authorizing $3,252,868,000 in foreign aid to help bolster the free world against any Communist aggression.
He also approved a supplemental appropriation bill providing $1,-659,120,429. Among other things, the measure carries 100 million dollars for military construction works and family housing for sev-icemen, 88 million for veterans unemployment compensation, and 33 million in grants to states for^ unemployment compensation.
The President’s new statement that he intends to press for fast congressional action next year on his much debated tariff program was in a letter to Harry A. Bullis,
board chairman of General Mills and a trustee of the Committee for Trade Developments.
Bullis had written Eisenhower that "some of your friends are concerned” as to whether the President planned to stand firm for the program, which calls for a gradual 15 per cent cut in tariffs.
In reply, the President wrote that the program he sen to Congress last March 30 "remains firmly the administration position.” He added;
‘It is my present intention to give high priority to progress in this whole field in planning for next year’s legislative program.”
Eisenhower will fly back to Washington Monday to address the American Legion national convention. On his return trip to Denver that night he will be accompanied by Hoover.
En route the President will stop briefly in Des Moines for an informal talk at the Iowa State Fair. Hoover will go along to the fair grounds.
At Fraser they will fish for trout in St. Louis Creek, which runs through the ranch of two other old friends of the President, Aksel Nielsen and Carl Norgren.
BRAZIL’S NEW PRESIDENT —
Joao Cafe Filho, who succeeds suicide President Getulio Vargas as president of Brazil, sips coffee in this recent picture made in Rio de Janeiro while he was vice president. The new president took office after Vargas acceded to the army’s demands that he take a leave of absence and then committed suicide. Riots raged in Brazilian cities after Vargas’ body was flown to southern Brazil for burial in his home town.
Brazil Drives on Commies; Vargas Buried in Sao Borja
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Aug. 26 WV-Authorities pressed a campaign against Brazil’s outlawed Communi.st party today as 71-year-old (ietulio Vargas was buried in the cattle country he loved and his successor moved rapidly to shape a new government.
More than 100 Communists were arrested, copies of the party newspaper were seized and quantities of subversive material were confiscated after two days of bloody demonstrations. Signs that the Reds played a major role in sparking the riots continued to mount. Vargas’ suicide Tuesday set off the demonstr^ions, aimed partly
Broncs Set Pace At C-City Rodeo
By T. J. Goes 11
COLORADO CITY. Aug. 26 <RNS)—Five thousand people attended the opening day parade Thursday of C<rforado City’s 19th Annual Championsip Rodeo.
Hundreds of riders, including the Sheriffs’ posses from surrounding counties, were in the parade at 6 p.m.
agaii#t the United States, and left four persons dead and scores wounded throughout the country.
Troops fired rifles over a crowd demonstrating against the U. S. (Consulate today at Porto Alegre, the capital and cultural center of Rio Grande Do Sul, Vargas’ native state. The crowd started on a shouting spree after the city had been quiet for several hours, but dispersed when military reinforcements moved in.
Vargas’ flag-draped coffin remained overnight in the Town Hall at his native prairie village of Sao Borja, where thousands viewed it, and then was removed for burial at noon,
Vargas was denied the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church because he Uxrft his own life.
Rio De Janeiro was generally quiet today, although a few troops still were to be seen. Banks, sh<H» and public offices reopened. Police this morning seized copies of the Cwnmunist newspaper, Imprensa A trophy was presented to the, headlined its ac-
most outstanding riding club pres-1 ^iots with anti-Ameri
Snooks Ogden of O’Dannell was Parade judges were Glenn Webb | second with 21,2 seconds. Becky •f Roby. Harold Burrow, ot Rotan, j Summerlin of Roby wai third and Luther Burk of Roby. Floyd' with 21.7.
I'WO GOLFERS — I'Tesident Eisenhower, right, and Frank Leahy, former Notre Dame football coach, chat outside the Summer White House in Denver, Colo., after Leahv had a visit with the President. Leahy and the President" played golf together at the Cherry Hills course in Denver. Leahy described the President as “quite a competitor.”
ent. The award went to the Martin County Sheriff’s Posse, which was decked out in blue ami white.
In the float contest, first place went to the 1949 Study Club, which used an Oriental theme.
Second place was awarded to the Business and Prof^ional Women’s Club, and third was won by the Jaycee-ettes.
Frank Kelley of Colorado City welcomed visitors. The rodeo is sponsored by the local Frontier Round-up Rodeo Association.
Four thousand watched the rodeo’s grand entry of 200 horses.
The rodeo was marked with clear weather and tough broncs. Only four riders maintained their seats for the eight seconds in the bareback bronc riding event.
The riders were Moon Snider of Fort Worth, Don Corley of Fort Worth. Frank Inidiam of Midland and Bud Linderman of Red Lodge,' Monl.
Calf Downed in 14
In the calf roping contest. Ray Wharton of Bandera posted the low time of 14 seconds flat.
Pink Roberts of Snyder, Okla.. was second with 14.7. Third was Bill Price of Lovington, N.
M , with 15.5 seconds.
Three riders stuck out the saddle bronc contest. They were. Ingham, Dewey Kinsey of Christo-'
vcl, and Linderman.
In the Mitchell County amateur roping contest, Dogie Jarnigan of Colorado City scored low with 12.2 seconds. Lawrence Davis of Coahoma was second with 14.1. followed by Hoss Rankin of Colorado
City W1Ü1 19 5.
An old-timers reunion will be
held Friday in the civic house
in downtown Coloratto Cky.
The rodeo ends Saturday night. |
can attacks. The paper publishes openly deM>ite the party ban.
Joao Cafe Filho, the 55-year-old vice president who succeeded Vargas as chief executive, continued his consultations with political leaders to set up his Cabinet and his govwnment policies. It is not expe^ that Brazil's foreign policy or present financial policy will be modified radically under the new President, but the new government may be one of freer economy. Greater freedom for foreign investors is one plank in Cafe's Social Progress party platform
TOKYO, Friday. Aug. 27 (AP) — About 40 Chinese Communist soldiers made a hit-and-run raid on the Nationalist-held island of Quemoy, Just off the Red mainland, Monday night, Peiping radio said today.
Peiping claimed two squads of 20 men each made two separate landings on the island, killed 11 Nationalist soldiers and captured one, then withdrew.
An earlier broadcast had announced a successful landing by “Peoples liberation forces,” but it gave no hint of the scope of the attack, nor did it mention that the attackers withdrew.
SLEEPING NATIONALISTS FOUND
The latest broadcast said one of the two attacking squads “penetrated the defense line” on Quemoy and found two groups of sleeping Nationalist soldiers. Ten of the .sleepers were killed and one captured, Peiping said. The other squad claimed it killed a Nationalist soldier found bathing.
The Red radio said the raiding Communist soldiers were stationed in Fukien Province, the nearest mainland point from Quemoy.
The U.S. 7th fleet is now in the Far East under basic instructions to defend the Formosan island stronghold of the Nationalist government. The State Department in Washington said it had no comment on the reported attack.
COMMUNISTS FAR FROM COAL
There was no immediate confirmation of the raid from Nationali.st sources at Taipeh, Formosa.
For several weeks the Red radio has blared threats that the Communists were going to “liberate” Formosa and destroy the government of President Chiang Kai-shek.
Even if the Reds assaulted Quemoy in force and captured it, the Communists would be far from their goal. Formosa is 100 miles across the Formosa Strait from the mainland and guarded by some 600,000 American-armed troops.
The action, if actually carried out by the Reds, would mark the first teeth the Communists have put into their ofl-repeated threats to “liberate” Formosa and destroy the government of President Chiang Kai-shek.
QUEMOY JUST OFF MAINLAND
Quemoy is about five miles from the former S^th
China treaty port of Amoy. Amoy was one of the first Chinese ports opened to trade with the British and Dutch and once had a large foreign community. ^ ^
Quemoy itself is one of many hundreds of small islands just off the China mainland held by Chiang Kai-shek s forces. Small garrisons hold most of the islands, regained by the Nationalists when the Reds drove them off the mainland in 1948.
5th Air Force To Leave Korea
SEOUL, Friday, Aug. 27 i^The U.S. 5th Air Force, scourge of Communist air power in the Korean air war, soon will pull its crack jet fighter units out of forward bases in South Korea where they are regarded as "sitting ducks” for the truce-fattened Red MIG air force in North Korea.
‘‘Where we are now,” a high Air Force source explained. "Com-
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McCarthy Charges Being 'Documented'
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 t^^-Sen.
Flanders (R-Vt) said today he is "documenting” charges in support of his resolution asking the Senate to censure Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis).
The charges are now under preliminary study by a special six-man committee headed by Sen.
Watkins (R-Utah>, which will open hearings next Tuesday.
Flanders said he would not be a witness at the hearings just on the basis of a demand by McCarthy but that he would of course appear if asked by the committee. At any rate, he said, he would have written documentation ready for the investigators.
Flanders. 73, returned to the United States this week from a European vacation. Looking fit and rested, the man who offered the resolution to cwidemn McCarthy’s conduct as "contrary" told newsmen he was fully satisfied with progress to date by the special probe committee of three Democrats and three Ri*publicans.
He described as "ample to start with” the five broad categories of charges the committee has decided are the "most important” and which will form the basis of the hearings, at least at the start.
“I feel assured that the committee is going to run the hearings properly.” Flanders said. "I heard rumors of softening by the committee while 1 was in Europe but thundershowers
munist planes crossing the 38th Parallel could burn our fighter* on the ground.”
Headquarters of the 5th will be moved to Nagoya, Japan. The announcement today said only that the fighter units, including tha deadly SabrejeLs. would be redeployed elsewhere in the Far East.
The source said all "alert” unit* —the jet fighters at forward bases —will be moved oik of Korea within the next few months. The unit* will be designated later.
The move will take 100.000 men (Hit of Korea, experts said.
The Air Force decision was part of fast-moving Far East command action to give American military might the mobility to hit back at aggression anj'where in the Far East.
Last week, plans were announced to withdraw four of the six U.S. divisions manning the truce line.
The Air Force pullout was aF miMit certain to bring demands from South Korea that its present propeller air force—mostly F5l Mustangs—be replaced with jels.
Under the redeplojTnent plan the famous 5th which destroyed Russian-built MlGs at a 12-1 rate during the Korean war. will shift headquarters to Nagoya and absorb the U.S.-Japan Air Defense Force.
Lt. Gen. Roger M. Ramey, who said he will continue to make his personal headquarters at Osan, 20 miles south oi Seoul, whirti will become the 5th advance base. Maj. Gen. Roy H. Lynn, commander of the Japan Defense Force, will become vice commander of the 5th.
Heat to Nudge Century Mark
Continued hot—no rain.
The official forecast Thursday night for the Abilene area discounted any possibility of relief from the near-100 degree heat or of previously forecast afternoon
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Sen. Watkins’ statemeiH yesterday was a very clear statement of the logical and proper way to go about
The forecast said there hiHj been thundershower activity in the Midland-Big Spring area. Midland ra-ported .06.