Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 29, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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'It's Shivers', County Says
More than 10,000 Taylor County i much bigger than the 436 lead he voters flocked to the polls Sat-1 gained in the first primary.
urday, and it was Shivers all the way.
The county gave the governor a 1,139-vote margin over his runoff opponent, Ralph W. Yarborough,
7 Stanton Men Indicted on Fund (liarges
The vote Saturday was Shivers, i 5,832, Yarborough, 4,693.
In July it was Shivers 4,738. Yarborough 4,347, with Holmes and Cyclone Davis splitting 204 other votes.
The heated runoff campaigns ,l conducted by the two candidates ! and by their Taylor County sup-; porters brought out about 1,000 more votes in the second primary than in the first. There were a total of 10,525 votes cast in the governor’s race Saturday, as compared with 9,334 in the July elec-' tion.
In the only other contested race on the ballot, the county gave STANTON, Tex., Aug. 28(iP»—TheJ Few Brewster 7,111 votes to 2,329 Martin county grand jury today j for Alfred M. Scott, indicted seven Stanton men, includ- Brewster, the incumbent, had i ing a former county judge and received support from the major-1 three present and former county ity of the Taylor County Bar As-commissioners, on 19 charges of | sociation membership. i
felony theft of county funds.
The charges were returned following an investigation by the grand jury. The county's money troubles came to light early in June, when it was found that the May payroll could not be met with existing funds.
Ex-Judge Named Charged on six counts was former county Judge James McMor-ries, already under indictment on nine counts returned early in the probe.
Other indictments included three against County Commissioner Joe Frohman. two against former County Commissioner Stanley Lewis, two against Whit McMorries, brother of the former judge, one against M.H. McMorries, another brother, tw'o against former County Commissioner Oliver Vaughan and three against Stanton contractor James Herndon.
The grand jury recommended
JOE D. RIDDLE
the rural boxes.
Woodson for Yarborough In all. Shivers won 17 boxes, with Yarborough winning 22. Shivers had a big lead in all Abilene boxes except Precinct 10, Woodson School, which went for Yarborough, 194-11.
Saturday’s voting was heavy, but the short ballot made it easy to count.
Totals started rolling into the election bureau set up in the Re-porter-News office just five minutes after the polls closed at 7 p.ra.
The absentee box was reported first. It went for Shivers. .547-269, and the governor was never behind as the totals kept rolling in. The complete, unofficial voting civi*rsuîts* to recover the missing | total was complete by 8:40 p. m. funds. Exact amount of the money has not been determined.
Bonds Set For Men Bonds totalling $42,000 were set for the seven men indicted today.
All except James McMorries were ordered placed under $3,000 bond on each count. Bail for the former county judge was set at $500 on each count. Dist Judge Charles Sullivan said, in view of the $27,0M bond set for James McMorries in the earlier indictments.
The jury’s report included discoveries of general misappr(H>ria-tion of county funds, including purchase of materials which were never delivered and transfer of county money into private hands.
Joe D. Riddle, Baptist Music Director, Dies
, Cl . I Joe D. Riddle, 59, of Dallas,
As in the first primary, mersi director of the Baptist Gen-
run up h's heaviest vote m b g convention of Texas and form-
taxes m Abilene s cits hmiK «ith director of the Fir.st
Yarborough taking a majority of uxx.x. aiexa of io.it;
Congressional Seat Won by Savage
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Walace Savage, former state Democratic Committee chairman, won election Saturday as U. S. representative from the 5th Dallas District.
State Sen. John Bell of Cuero led State Sen. William Shireman in the congressional race in the 19-county 14th Corpus Christ! District.
Savage, a conservative, had 52.-343 votes to 41.071 for Leslie Hack-ler of Dallas in complete returns to the Texas Electim Bureau- an unofficial vote counting agency.
The bureau’s 11 p.m. tabulation showed Bell with a lead of 36,434 votes to 32,983 over Shireman. Returns were in from 16 of the district’s 19 counties, with 11 complete.
Hackler, a Dallas attorney, was backed by the liberal faction of the Democratic party.
Great Vidory, Shivers Says Alter Primary
WOOD VILLE, Tex., Aug. 29 A jubilant Gov. Allan Shivers early today called his reelection over Ralph Yarborough “a great victory.”
But he said he needs the help of every Texan — including, presum-i j ably, those who voted for Yarborough—to “continue the fight for rights of all the people of our great i state.”
Shivers, getting returns from yesterday’s runoff at his farm home near here, watched quietly as news fla.shed on the TV screen that Yar-I borough had conceded at 12:05 a.m.
Then, the tall, dark-haired governor framed this victory statement, which he issued at 12:45:
“I want to continue to he the ! governor of all Texans. I do not j only want but I need cooperation of j every Texan who is interested in i the future of Texas. We must go ! forward together ami continue the j fight for rights of all the people of our great slate. I
“This is a great victory, not only for Allan Shivers but for Texas. My family and I stand tonight with deepest humility and hearts overflowing with gratitude. This gives us a renewed determination for the future.
“I hope that all Texas will join me in a prayer tomorrow for the welfare of our great state and its wonderful people.”
At 12:55 a.m. Shivers had received no word from Yarborough. The governor’s two telephones had been tied up most of the night.
I/ong after Yarborough conceded, Shivcns’ wixxied farm home was jammed with friends and hewsmeiti
1 J ^ « Ki:« fhx.ro Shivers looked elated and refresh-
tended public schools there. ^ ,,o,,forxTow
He carried Blanch Lc. a. Eu. h^c C dui
ing which he would see no one. The governor planned to go to church in Woodville today. His plans for Monday were incomplete.
Baptist Church here, died at 12:15 p m. Saturday at Hendrick Memorial Hospital.
He had been attending the Lue-ders Baptist Encampment at Lue-ders, having arrived there Aug. 15. He suffered a heart attack Aug. 18 and entered the hospital that day.
He was discharged from the hospital Aug. 20, but suffered another heart attack the same day and returned to the hospital, where he had been a patient until the time of his death.
Mr. Riddle was born in Grand Saline on July 18, 1895, and at-
By WILBUR MARTIN Associated Press Staff
Allan Shivers Saturday night stormed to an unprecedented third elective term as governor of Texas.
Ralph Yarborough conceded at 12:05 a.m. Sunday.
“We fought a hard, clean fight and we lost,” Yarborough said. .
“We must go forward together,” Shivers said, ‘and continue to fight for the rights of all the people of our great state.”
Shivers grabbed 53.1748 per cent of the million and a half votes cast in the Democratic ninoff election and won the gamble he said he made with his political life when he backed Republican President Eisenhower in 1952.
The Texas Election Bureau at 1 a.m. showed Shivers with a lead of 91,711 and not enough ballots still to be tabulated to change the outcome.
Shivers had 768,031 to
GOV. ALLAN SHIVERS . Voters give him huge lead.
tice in 1916.
He began work in the field of music education at Southwestern Seminary in 1919, graduating in 1923. He then studied at Montezuma College, Las Vegas. N, M., where he was a teacher and head of the vocal department. He graduated there in 1926, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
When he finished Montezuma College he entered religious education work at the First Baptist
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RALPH YARBOROCGH . . . thanks his workers
Yarborough Admits Defeat But Says He Fought Clean Fight
'AUSTIN. Aug. 28 ffi-Ralph Yarborough conceded the race for governor to Gov. Allan Sliivers tonight, saying:
“We fought a hard, clean fight and we lost. Words cannot express 1 the overwhelming gratitude I feel! to the hundreds of thousandB of volunteer loyal Texans who worked so hard and so long for a Democratic victory.”
Yarborough issued his statement at his home.
“You. the people, waged a great fight,” his statement continued. | “You made your voices heard to-1 day, and you are a force to be j reckoned with in the iuture of our j great state.
“To you I say simply thank you from the bottom of a grateful heart and as one Texan to another”
Yarborough admitted defeat shortly after Shivers had issued a
Fair, Hot and Dry Weather on Menu
A trace of rain was recorded here Saturday afternoon, but the U. S. W’eather Bureau said Sunday and Monday would be genei ally fair, hot and dry.
A shower at Shep Saturday afternoon dumped .50 of an inch of rain and the area a mile south of Shep caught .30.
The trace of rain fell at Abilene between 2:25 and 2:40 p.m. A weather observer at Municipal Airport said a good shower fell between the airport and town.
The radar unit at the U. S. Weather Bureau picked up rain formations scattered throughout the Abilene area — in the areas of Robert Lee. Sweetwater, Colorado City, Haskell, Hamlin and other points.
B36 Crashes At El Paso
EL PASO. Tex.. Aug. 28 ^A B38 bomber crashed shortly before midnight <MST) tMiight at the El Paso airport.
There was no immediate word whether there were casualties.
Maj. Robert Nelson, public information officer at Biggs Air Force Base. El Paso, said the huge plane fell about three miles from Biggs AFB.
Police and ambulances were immediately headed for the scene.
All roads in the area were blocked off.
The crash site was near the highway to Carlsbad, N.M. and on the edge of El Paso. There is a large housing development in that area as well as a number of motels.
TOKYO, Aug. 28 (#c_A moderate earthquake jolted TiAyo and a wide area of Honshu, Japan’s main island, tonight.
IN 76TH DISTRICT
Conservatives Win Legislative Races
Brashear Gives Boot to Burkett
By TIM PARKER Associated Press Staff
Consen'atlve-faction state legislators generally won reelection in Saturday’s Democratic runoff primary.
The conservative - liberal split was not a factor in all 15 races for the state House of Representatives. But where the j^plit was apparent, the voters’ r\pd went to the conservatives.
The other lower house seats, and all state Senate seats, were filled in the July 24th first Democratic rimary.
Four state representatives apparently were unseated Saturday. They were Reps. John Warden. McKinney: Omar Burkett, Cisco:
Paul HUl. Tyler; and R.H. (Buck) Weaver, Paris.
Decisive victories were won by three conservatives in Bexar County (San Antonio) runoffs.
With the count complete in 138 of the county’s 139 precincts, here was the picture:
Rep. Marshall 0. Bell, 31. San Antonio, a veteran 12 years in the state Legislature and author of numerous Communist control bills, held a top - heavy margin over millionaire oilman George H. Echols. Echols had campaigned for legalized horse racing and sale of liquor by the drink.
The count: Bell 32.407. Echols 20,760,
Rep. R.L. (Bob) Strickland. San Antonio, 32-year-old attorney who had conservative backing in seeking a second term, led Fred A. Semaan, 42, well known San An-twiio criminal lawyer.
The count: Strickland 31,425,
Rep. Frates S. Seeligsim, a conservative and a multi-millionaire oilman, rancher and attorney, had a runaway lead over Albert
By SHERWYN MCNAIR
Voters in the 76th legislative District Saturday elected themselves a new kate Representative, giving Paul Brashear of Cisco an almost 2-to-l margin over Rep. Omar Burkett of Eastland.
The total, unofficial vote was
suitemcnt from his home in Woo-, ^ g„rkett 3,693,
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Bad Faith Accused In Prisoner Exchonge
SAIGO Indochina. Aug. ^
The French high commáiid. .vhich has handed back nearly 29,000 prisoners of war to the Communist-led Vietminh, accused Üie Vietminh ol bad faith today for returning only onc-iev«ith ai nyuiy.
received 4.210 v otes to Burkett s 2.020. He carried Callahan County, 1.548-1.071, and Shackelford, 683-602.
It was a different story from the first primary, 'when Burkett led Brashear. 4,388 to 3.963. A third candidate, Charles Dawson of Cross Plains, got 1,073 votes in the July balloting.
Burkett was seeking his second term as representative from the 76th Diitrict. Ha previoualy lud
served as legislator for the old 107th District, composed of Eastland and Callahan Counties, from 1939 to 1945.
In the Ixegislature, he was noted as a firm believer in econimiy and curbs tm new taxes.
First Office Brasliear, a native of Callahan County, has never held public office. But the 36-year old representative-elect was employed as a clerk in the House of Repre-w here they I sentatives while attending the University of Tt*xas ir Austin, and spent some time as an employe of the Secretary of State.
He worked for the U. S, Soil Conservation Sei*vice before and after military service during World War II. He and his wife have been operating a flower shcqi in Cisco since 1952.
Vote by counties follows:
Goodrichg CIO Agree on Pay Boost
CINCINNATI, Aug. 28 B F. Goodrich Co, and the CIO United Rubber Workers reached agreement today on a wage increase averaging 6Va cents an hwr for about 15.000 employes in nine cities.
A Pena, 36. a lawyer making his first try for public office.
The count: Seeligson 31,824. Pena 26,724.
In Tarrant County’s lone legislative runoff, victory apparently went to a young attorney making bis first try for public office—Scott McDonald.
A near-complete count gave McDonald 26,818 voles to 22,256 for Clarence E. Farmer, a 79-year-old attorney who served in three previous Legislatures and sought to return. The race was for the 60th District, Place 4 seat vacated by the death of the late H.A. Hull,
A blinded World W'ar II veteran who didn’t even campaign won handily in Harris County (Houston), The victor. Criss Cole, held a 100,918 to 26.753 lead over Ray Lemmon. 28, a Houston clerk, with m(»t of the vote in.
Blinded on Tarawa
Cole, who was blinded on Tarawa, spent the campaign season on the East coast getting training for a seeing eye dog.
Rep. Garth Bales, Houston, 39. a lawyer seeking his second term, won bv more then two to one over Ben Fleming. 32-year-old attorney and real estate man. Both are regarded as conservatives.
The count: Bates 72,288, Fleming 33,577.
Rep. J E. Winfree Sr., Houston incumbent seeking his seventh term, won by more than two to one over John M. Robinson, 34, Houston lawyer and fonner FBI man making his finst race.
The count: Winfree 72,542, Robinson 33,014.
676,320 for Yarborough.
The count at 1 a.m. by the unofficial vote tabulating agency was from 252 of Texas’ 254 counties, 216 complete.
The estimated votes still to he tabulated were less than 20,000, the Election Bureau said.
Shivers had refused to make a statement until Yarborough conceded.
Says He’s Tarneoat
Yarborough said Shivers was a “turncoat" for deserting the Democratic nominee.
Shivers said defiantly he did what he thought was best for Texas and the nation and would “let the people decide” if he waa wrong.
Robert L. John-son, head of the Texas Election Bureau, said the counting of votes showed a firm trend in Shivers’ favor all night.
A victory by Shivers meant that he would be the first governor of Texaa ever elected to a third term. He already has served longer than any * other governor, succeeding Beauford Jester when Jester died about six months after taking office for a secOTid 2-year-term.
“One-man rule,” the CIO-PAC, communism, laud sale profits, a strike at Port Arthur, and support of South Texas political boss George B. Parr were tossed into the campaign as issues.
But the underlying, central one was the feud between the liberal and conservative Democrats over Texas* switch from Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson to the GOP candidate. Eiaen-hower.
Yarborough charged-Shivers with being a “Republican" and said he, Yarborough, was the only “real Democrat” in the race.
Shivers led Yarborough by 23,787 votes ki the first primary.
A runoff was necessary when two other candidates lot the nomination got 36,320 viAes. Shivers did not have a majority over the three.
The expected vtke for the runoff
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SHIVERS TOTALS 768,031 VOTES
DALLAS. Aug. 29 Monday tP —Returns to the Texas Election Bureau at 1 a.m. from 252 out of 2.54 counties in the state, including 216 complete:
Governor: Shivers 768,031,
Supreme Court: Brewster
771.486, Scott 426,%9.
Congree, District 14, 19
counties — Returns from 17 counties, including 13 complete: Bell 41,206, Shireman
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PARIS, Aug. 28 (f)—French Assembly leaders apparently reached a tentative agreement twiight to postpone debate on the European Defense Community treaty to permit new negotiations on changes iii the pact.
Premier Pierre Mendes-France called his Cabinet to meet with him tomorrow noon to discus« the proposed delay. The decisiwi to summon the Cabinet s^iwi came after day-long discussiwis between Mendes-F-ante and a group of staunch supporters of the European army project.
The Assembly opened its debate on the long-delayed ratification of I the treaty earlier today in an at-! mosphere of frustration and bitter-I ness. Prospects appeared slim for ' sui'vival >i the pact, which France ' and five other continental nations
signed in May, 1952. to create a I unified army including a half million Germ troops.
Since then the issue has driven a wedge between Frenchmen at all levels, dividing the nation a« have few issues in its hùîtory. A movement which developed this weekend to postpone the French showdown seemed to have lost some of its steam.
A foe of the treaty. Socialist Julef Mooh, led oft Uw debate with 7
Sheriffs Fall Like Dominoes
Sheriffs tc^pled like dominoes Saturday.
Going into the second primary eight West Texas county lawmen were bidding for another term. Two were successful. The six others were deefpted.
The box score on sheriffs:
R. L. iBogue) Wilkins, sheriff of Fisher County for eight terms, by A, E. (Bus) Collins, Roby ccmi-tractor.
R. M. <Bob) Cousins. Haskell County sheriff for three terms, by newcomer Bill Pennington, farmer.
J. Frank Tucker, EasUaiM County, seeking a third term, by J. B. Williams.
Tom Of field, two-term sheriff of Stephens County, by Chase Booth. Eolian rancher.
Garland Shaw, seeking a third term in Throckmorton County, by Howard T. Marlin, farmer.
Tony Hafner, Tom Green County (San Angelo», by Cecil Turner, long-time deputy.
Warren W. Frazier of StonewTiU County, defeating H. 0. McAfee for a third term.
Je«s Slaughter of Howard County, defeated J. B. (Jake) Bruton for a second term.
a typical attack based on the premise that development of the hydrogen b«nb had made useless the recruiting of German divisions.
“The opinion today i« to disarm or, if war breaks out, to pwish,” Moch declared.
West Germany ha* already ratified the treaty, which is backed by the United SUte* and Britain as a means of providing further maivpower for lines of the North Atlantic Tr e a t y Organization guarding the West against Com munist aggression. Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg also have ratified. Italy’s parliament is to act this fall.
Even as the Assembly debate began, lobby negotiations were continuing on the demands of treaty supporters few a new postponement. Dm ing such a delay, new international talk* could be held to change the treaty to meet complainu of critics, they say.
PremMW Pierre Mwvdes-France, who has coma to be associated with the opponents of the treaty either by choice or force of circumsUnce, stayed away from the opening the debate. He was working in hi* office. Later he conferred fruitlessly for hours In an anteroom off the chamber with a few lead-erg of the pro-EDC group.
Father Drives Truck On Wife's Shoulder To Free Baby Son
CHEBOYGAN, Mich., Aug. 21 tJEi—Arthur Rapson drove his two-ton truck 10 feet up into his drive-away.
Then, to his horror he discovered his 18 - month - old son, William, wedged between the front axle and the ground.
William’s mother crawled under the truck. But her efforts to remove the child were futile. The baby, beginning to strangle, waa turning purple in his face.
Rapson told hi* wife to stay exactly where she was.
“I couldn’t take time to jack up the wheel," he said later. The* he backed tl» truck onto Mrs. RaiMon's shoulder, enough to fret the baby.
On a three-mile drive to a hoe-pital, Mrs. Rapson put her mouth to the baby’s mouth and forced her breath into him. At the hospital William was revived with oxygen.
William is under medical care for injuries. His mother was treated for bruises to her back.
Lumbtrmen Dtlay Dtcision on SfoU
PORTLAND. Ore.. Aug, 31 The An Lumber and SawmiB Worker* today postponed until further notke their plan to end * Pacific Northwest lumber strike. The union said pine operators in the Spokane area had not yet accepted a peace pact proposed by Ori|en and WMbingtoo govjpiara.