Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 14, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH ess (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 14, 1954-
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
VOL. LXXIV, NO. 27
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Stop U.S. Tide lands Claim,
Yarborough Urges of GOP
Abiiene thermometers blazed and bubbled to a new year's high mark of a sizzling 107 degrees Tuesday for the hottest day* since Aug. 31. 1952.
This marked the fourth consecu-
borough charged Shivers’ administration has hindered the state s water conservation program.
He «aid the state needs 50 new dams but that Shivers blocked projects on the Nueces and Canadian rivers.
Yarborough told 11» Baytown rally: “Mr. Shivers didn't object to the Falcon Dam being built on the Rio Grande. He has property down
In the telecast. Yarborough said “new facts” indicate Brownell has advised the state that in the opinion of the Republican administration Texas owns only a three-mile strip of submerged lands instead of 10.35 miles.
Rcterring to the attorney general as a “close, personal lriend of Shivers, Yarborough said:
“It now appears that the Republicans took Mr. Shivers on a ttde-lands snipe hunt and left the school children of Texas holding the bag.
GALVESTON. July 13 t.ft—Ralph j 1 Yarborough brought his campaign j for governor to the industrial I p-per Gulf Coast today and demanded the Republican administration make good on its Texas tidelands
Yarborough, in an afternoon TV
speech demanded Alt. Gan. Brownell “stop playing footie* and renounce all federal claims to a 10 35 mile strip of submerged lands along the Texas coast.
He called on Gov. Shivers “to come out from behind the woodpile” and tell why his friend Brownell has revived the tidelands dispute.
Yarborough departed from his prepared text to say he would not hesitate one minute to sign a bill providing the death penalty for persons convicted of selling dope to teen-agers.
This morning at Liberty and later at industrial Baytown, Yar-1
SAN ANGELO. July 13 fv—Tom Green County Judge Glenn Jenkins v\ as beaten early today by a man who curbed his car, threw the door open, and pulled the 35-year-old judge out onto the street.
Police arrested an unemployed trucker for questioning. Tiiey said the man was reported bitter toward the county because of a dispute regarding medical attention for his daughter.
Jenkins. 35 is seeking re-election to a second term.
Physicians said Jenkins had six welts across his stomach, one on his right shoulder, and that knuckles of both his hands were skinned. There were no marks on his face or head. The judge was expected to be released from the hospital tomorrow.
“The people know where Allan Shivers stand on every important issue. I always have had the cour-1 age to state my conviction and my views are on record on every important question that has been before the public during the time I have served as slate senator, lieutenant governor and governor. But my opponent is now running his third unsuccessful campaign and I have never been able to find out ! how he stood on any unportant
Shivers also said he is still waiting for Yarborough to answer this question put last week: “lsn t it true that you have promised George Parr that you will call off the Duval County cleanup campaign if you are elected governor of Texas?”
Shivers said the answer came last Thursday in a political rally at Freer. Duval County, when a speaker for the George Parr “Old Party” urged voters to defeat Shiver* and support Yarborough.
Shivers will campaign for re-election in both East and West Texas this week, his campaign headquarters in Austin said today.
Following his four-day. 13 appearances are booked in West Texas cities of Brownfietel. l ubbock. Plainview and Amarillo j An 11 a m. rally speech is scheduled at the courthouse square at Brow afield, a 2 p m rally and speevh at the Lubbock courthouse square and a 4 pm address on J the courthouse square at Plainview
CENTER. July 13 JB—Gov. Allan Shivers said tonight opponent Ralph Yarborough “is a captive of certain people who do not approve of being tough on Communists.” Shivers, campaigning for re-election. made the statement in t!>e text of a speech written for a rally here tonight.
He preceded the statement by saying. “1 know my opponent is not a Communist.” Shivers also asked w hen Yarborough was going j to take a stand on segregation and “whether he has promised to help j repeal the anti-Communist law if he is elected governor.
■ Four different speakers, speaking in behalf of my opponent and against me, have said the basis of j their opposition to me is the fact that I recommended and the Legislature passed, a bill outlawing the Communi.'t party in Texas,” Shivers’ text said “While I know my opponent Is not a Communist. 1 tool that he is a captive of certain people who do not approve of being tough on | Communists.
“One of the questions 1 want j my opponent to answer is this Is \ it true that you have promised these people, who have been at-j ' tacking me. that you will try to 1 get the anti-Communist law repealed"”
Shivers did not call Yarborough by name, but ho usually refers to Yarborough as “my principal opponent,” ignoring two other candidates in the race for the Democratic nomination,
“Another question on which the I people are entitled to have my opponent's answer is this: ¡jgnce you > said, seven weeks ago, that you i would not comment on five United State* Supreme Court’s segrege-' tion decision until you had studied the opinion, when are you going to make a statement clarifying your position*” Shivers said, “You have had seven weeks to study that opinion and the people of Texas still < do noi know where jeu aUod «a
Die Hard Southerner Raises Rebel Flag
WASHINGTON tft—A never-say-die Southerner raised the Confederate flag over Ft Stevens yesterday —something Gen. Jubal Early faded to do just 90 years ago.
It was found snapping in the breeze when workmen came out to the reconstructed Civil War fort on the northern edge of Washington to prepare for a ceremony marking the anniversary of the skirmish that ended Early's 1864 threat to the capitol.
OKLAHOMA CITY. July 13 Sen. Robert Kerr <D-Okla> was the Democratic nominee for re election to the Senate today without a runoff as the result of rival Roy Turner's withdrawal from the July 27 primary last night.
Kerr must still face either Fred Mock or Raymond Fields in the November genera! election Mock and Fields are in a runoff for the Republican nomination.
Turner blamed lack of campaign finance* for his change of heart, charging that large amounts of it in ins opponent’s behalf cost him the lead in their July 6 rivalry for votes.
Both Kerr and Turner are oil millionaires, but state law limits personal expenditures of a candidate in a primary to $3,000
“Pressure” on friends. Turner said, “prevented them from coop-etating as originally intended.”
Officers said that Welch had placed a small radio on the floor behind a chair. One end of the electric extension cord of the radio j was tied to the shotgun trigger, j The investigators surmised that Welch stood in the doorway and; pulled the shotgun toward his body to discharge one barrel of, the weapon. He vvas killed instant-. ly. tailing on the concrete porch oi the small house Mr and Mrs Welch had been married since June 17. She was the former Mrs Lillie Price of I aibbock Mr Welch’s first wife died several years ago He had lived in Haskell for more than 20 years.
His survivors are his wile, three sons, Robert Welch of Dallas. Os car of Stophenv die and Jess, formerly of Fort Worth and whoso address is now unknown; and a daughter. Mr*. Ethel Morrision oi Dallas; several nieces and nephews
Funeral arrangements are pent! ing arrival of relative;. They Will He announced by Holden Funeral Home.
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