Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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MORNINGVOL. LXXIV, NO. 33 Auocwted Prem (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 21, 1954 —TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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French, Vietminh Sign
Indochina Peace Pact
Viet Nam Split At 17th Parallel
EMERGENCY—R. L. Brown, fire department employe, left, and Fire Chief D. C. Mu-sick, right, load a respirator flown here bv the Air Force from Plainview for a 4-month-old boy critically ill of polio at Hendrick Memorial Hospital. At center is Henry Denning, asistant administrator at Hendrick. (Staff Photo)
Air Force Wings Iron Lung to Tot
A respirator the Air Force flew to Abilene from Plainview Tuesday afternoon may save the life of a 4-rnonthold boy critically ill! of polio.
Donald Fletcher was admitted, to Hendrick Memorial Hospital for j treatment of polio Tuesday noon, j His doctor feared an infant's iron lung would be needed to save the child's life and there was none available here
Due to the quick cooperation of hospital officials, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, the Air Force and the local Fire Department a respirator was at the hospital by 5.35 p m.
Donald is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hay W. Fletcher of Houston Mrs. Fletcher»tl|6AiWWa^mer Roxie Pillans. daughter or and Mrs B P. Pillans of Cross Plain«.
Mrs. Fletcher, Donald and his sister. Debra Ann. J, were Visiting the Pillans while Fletcher, a member of the Army Reserve, was in two weeks of training at Fort Hood. Fletcher arrived in Ahilene
about 2 p.m. Tuesday after he was notified at camp that his son
He said at the hospital here Tuesday night that the boy was in an oxygen tent and seemed to be doing all right there, but the iron lung was standing by just in case it was needed.
I'pon request of the doctor, Mike Hyre. state representative here for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, found that an iron lung was available at a Plainview hospital and made arrangements with hospital officials and the Air Force to have it flown here.
Fire Chief D C Musick and R L. Brown, an employe of the fire
department, met the plane and brought the respirator to the hospital in the department's pickup truck They were accompanied by Henry Denning, assistant administrator at Hendrick.
The respirator was flown here in a B-25 from Reese Air Force Base.
CAB Blames Control Part In Air Crash
WASHINGTON. July 20 Jt-The Civil Aeronautics Board said today incorrect installation of a control part probably led to the crash of an airliner with 11 persons aboard near Midland, Tex., last March 16. All survived the crash but two were seriously hurt.
It said the part was improperly installed owing to reliance on a manufacturer’s parts catalog as a maintenance reference, and that steps are being taken to assure that parts catalogs are not used as maintenance guides.
The board found, in an accident report, that a “right elevator trim tab idler,’’ a control mechanism in the Continental Air Lines Convair 340. had been installed in reverse.
It said this reverse installation caused excessive strain and the failure of the right elevator trim tab “push-pull rod ”—which also had been installed in reverse—and which, in turn, resulted in loss of control of the plane.
The board said that immediately alter it learned the cause of the failure, it ordered an “accelerated inspection program" pn all Convair 340s. and found that four such aircraft were in service with reversed idlers. They had been flown that way between 1,600 and 3,000 hours.
Garner Opposes 3d Term in State Race
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Without mentioning names in the governor’s race, former Vice President John Nance Garner said Tuesday he thought a third term for a Texas governor wrong policy.
It was a rare political statement for the 85-year-old Garner, who retired from politics in 1941 to live at his old Uvalde home. He em-
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Diego, Tex., working with the Duval County grand jury probing county financial affairs.
C.T. Johnson, candidate for lieu- J tenant governor, was in Houston
phasized he was mentioning no ; Tuesday pushing his platform call
ing for a state body to regulate telephone rates.
The Lufkin Daily News Tuesday published a front page editorial calling on Yarborough to be specific on his statement that he had been warned a fund was being set up in East Texas “to steal the vote in certain counties/'
The newspaper said Yarborough’s statement lacked support, facts and cast doubt on the
Gov. Allan Shivers is making a hard fight for re-election to a third term. His chief opponent, Ralph Yarborough, is making an equally hard fight.
In another political statement, former Gov. Dan Moody endorsed Shivers, “a man of absolute integrity.” Moody said never in his memory “has any candidate for governor conducted such a cam-
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before the first Democratic primary election Saturday.
Shivers had a speech to the BaDtist Brotherhood at Denison
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campaign They will be from Deni- Recently the peopie of the I mted , 0nlv a few hours before. Moody s son and Houston Wednesday, from States adoPled amendment to campalgn headquarters had issued Conroe. Huntsville and Dallas ¡he constitution ProhibiUng anjone a stateraent reporting he was re-Thursday. from Dallas. Victoria from being elected president: tor cuperating from his illness. The and his home at Woodville Friday. [nore han two terms. Thatshoud statement criticized tne policies of Yarborough sDent Tuesday in ** m Constitution of Texas for Republican Sen. Homer Ferguson,
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In the l .S. senatorial race, Dud- aIwa>'s w,u-ley Dougherty had a 15-minute In his statement, Moody praised speech over a Tyler radio station Shivers as a governor who had won Tuesday and went from there to i tbe confidence of the Legislature
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Sen. Lyndon Johnson, seeking said no charge of dishonesty, cor-re-election, has stayed in Washing-1 ruption or double dealing has ever ton for congressional sessions but been able to attach itself to his .....
made a speaking tour of the state name.” Moody said charges by |h$l, in the Upper Peninsula. It during last summers recess. | Yarborough are far-fetched or ab-
first was reported he had suffered j In the state attorney general’s jsurd- a heart attack but physicians later
race, Doug Crouch of Denton and J He said “such efforts to destroy said he was suffering from virus
Fort Worth scheduled a 15-minute by innuendo and insinuation the pneumonia that caused a conges-radio speech from San Antonio character and reputation of a faith- tion about the heart and created Tuesday night. John Ben Shepperd, ■ ful public officer is neither good symptoms similar to a coronary seeking re-election, was in San 1 politics nor good sportsmanship.” • attack. •
<feath left Patrick V NirNamara ot Detroit unopposed i for the Democratic nomination. Moody's friends had contended since the start of the primary campaign that he would be the strongest Democratic candidate to beat Ferguson.
Moody was stricken last month while campaigning at Hancock,
GENEVA, Wednesday, July 21 (AP) — French and Vietminh officers, enemies for eight years of bitter warfare in Indochina, signed an armistice early today.
The cease-fire will split the big coastal state of Viet Nam between pro-Western and Communist-led regimes.
The agreement to hflt the fighting on the jungled mountain and rice paddy battlefields of Viet Nam and Laos was signed by reoresentatives of the two commands at 3:50 a.m.—9:50 p.m. EST, Tuesday.
The signing ceremonv in a room of the Palace of Nations. the old home of the League of Nations, began at 3:42 a.m.—9:42 p.m. EST.
French and Cambodian officials said a similar accord to end the fighting in Cambodia will be signed some time later today. This ceremony j’ will be followed by a plenary session of the nine-party conference at 3 p.m.—9 a.m.
EST —to “take note’* of the agreements.
The accords establish the new East-West boundary along the Song Ben Hal river, which is roughly: on the 17th Parallel.
They provide for a French-held enclave above this line around the big northern industrial city of Hanoi and its port of Haiphong.
These two centers must be progressively evacuated and yielded to the Vietminh within 300 days.
The Vietminh in turn will hold five small areas south of the line which also will be subject to evacuation within 300 days.
I Neither side is to bring in reinforcements of men or materials.
No new military bases can be established either by the belligerents or by other nations. This was an obvious reference to the pro-; jected Southeast Asian defense pact which the United States has been pushing.
All prisoners of war and civilian internees are to be liberated within 30 days, and each side pledged itself to assist in the transfer of populations in cases where residents wish to move to the other zone. This clause fulfilled one American demand that no one must be forced to live under a Communist regime.
Immediately after the signing ceremony, which took place under a bsttery of Kleig lights for the benefit of a handful of photographers, instructions were dispatched to field commanders to carry out the cessation of hostilities. The
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LONDON. July 20 ? —Premier Chou Fn-!ai of Communist China called tonight for a pan Asian se eurity bloc “to safeguard the collective peace of Asia ”
Chou said in an interview with Morgan Phillips, Brbish Labor party secretary, recorded in Geneva, that Asian nations should consult among themselves and assume ''obligations mutually and respec lively.”
Chou aimed plainly at the grand stand in India with references to an “area of peace.” a term often used by Prime Minister Nuhru. He advocated a five-point Asian peace plan paralleling exactly the five points in the India-Chma pact on Tibet signed April 29 View« Aired Chou's statement was aired by the British Broadcasting Corp. as the Geneva conference neared its midnight deadline for an agree ment on peace In Indochina The section of the intemew deal tng with Asia follows:
Phillip«: What do you expect of the Geneva conference’
House Favors Boost Of Veteran Benefits
WASHINGTON. July 20 *~The House Veterans Committee today approved a compromise measure to boost compensation payments for veterans and their dependents House leaders scheduled the lull lor a vote tomorrow,
The measure will add ton million doliais annually to the payments It is a compromise ot a more liberal bill approved some tune ago by the committee and blocked by the GOP leadership because of its high cost, an estunated 230 million dollars the first year
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Chou: The Geneva conference will soon reach agreement on the restoration of peace throughout the territory of Indochina, provided no fresh obstruction is made. After the restoration of peace, the three states of Indochina should become free, democratic, united and inde pendent states, and should not join any military alliance or permit any foreign country to establish military bases on their respective territories.
All participating states of the Geneva conference should jointly i assume obligations to provide collective guarantees for the peace of the three Indochinese states so as to free these states from any threat of force or outside inter vent ion We welcome the Asian countries concerned, such as the Colombo powers, to give their sup port to and to associate themselves with the agreements that may be reached at the Geneva conference.
It is my hope that the coming into effect of all the steps mentioned above would contribute to creating an area of peace
Phillips: What are your views about the maintenance of peace in Asia?
Chou In order to maintain peace in Asia it is essential for the va rinus countries of Asia, irrespec toe oi their social systems, to employ the peaceful means of nego I iialion to examine and solve the outstanding questions between them and establish cooperation with each other on the basis of the follow mg fiv e principles, name ly:
Mutual respect for each othei s territorial integrity and sovereign*
Noninterference in each other’s internal affairs.
Equality and mutual benefit,
And peaceful coexistence
In this way, peaceful coexistence and friendship of the \sian court-tne swill !>e possible The Chinese Indian joint statement and the Chi nose Burmese joint statement is sued recently have provided ex ccllcnt example« in this * sped.
467 Absentee How Will It Come Out This Time? Ballots Cast
A total of 467 absentee votes will be counted m the Democratic primary election Saturday.
Mrs Chester Hutcheson, county clerk, said the last of 365 ballots cast m the absentee box in her office was deposited at 6 p.m. Tuesday, last day for absentee balloting
Ninety-two ballots which had been mailed to prvxspective voters requesting them raised the total to 467. This is less than one-half the 1,152 absentee ballots cast in Taylor County in the general election of 1962.
Last-minute voters swelled the total, with 113 ballots being voted Monday, 81 of these in the afternoon.
Shepperd Approves Flood Areo Spray
At SUN, July 20 JT State disaster officials have authority to spray private residences in the Rio Grande Flood area to protec public health, Attv Gen, John Ren Shepperd ruled today. The opinion answered a question raised by William L. McGill, state coordinator of defense and disaster relief
Look no farther than the Sunday Abilene Reporter News for the latest, complete election returns
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SIU\ FRS YARROROl C.H IN 5?—Here’s how voters in this part of the state balloted in the first primary election of 1952 on Allan Shivers and Ralph Yarborough The vote to*-ils are those listed in the Texas Almanac as official,
final results Yarborough carried six of the area counties, those marked by the bars Shivers carried the others. Thu margin* between the two varied greatly.
Fight Rages During Talks At Geneva
HANOI, Indochina, July 20 »jP— Guns still rumbled in the Red River Delta today while the political fate of Indochina hung in the balance at Geneva.
Some of the key bases and outposts held by each side were subjected to sharp, quick attacks. Communist-led Vietminh troops attacked a French Union post manned by a Vietnamese battalion only eight miles south of Hanoi during the night. A French briefing officer said the rebels made a hit and run assault, inflicting “appreciable casualties.”
Rebel mortars also bombarded Kesat, 12 miles east on
the important supplY rbutiffo tha port of Haiphong. TTie briefing officer said the rebels, apparently trying to hit French artillery positions, had killed or wounded 10 civilians 3nd destroyed 30 houses.
Ten thousand French and Vietnamese troops, supported by tanks, pushed mop-up operations against rebel guerrillas in the Phuc Yen and Luc Nam sectors 18 miles northeast of Hanoi today. Motorized infantrymen have been operating in that area for several days pushing guerrillas out of village bases they have been using to harass supply routes to outlying French posts.
May Leave City
Here in Hanoi, both civilians and military men appeared to accept w ithout surprise reports the French will piiU out of this key city within 35 days after signing of a cease-fire agreement and out of Haiphong in 160 days under Geneva arrangements for a partition line cutting Viet Nam’s narrow waist.
French ami Vietnamese civilians gathered in little bands about the streets to discuss the future of thi« city and that has been the focal point in northern Indochina durtng most of the seven-year-old war.
The big evacuation problem for the French would be removing Vietnamese officials and other civilians who have been cooperating w ith the French over the years. To leave them behind in Vietminh hands would be signing their death warrants. One French civilian official estimated today that 15,000 Vietnamese who have worked for the French and another 15,000 who had worked for their own government would have to be evacuated from North Viet Nam. With their families, that would mean about 100,-000 to be moved through Hanoi and Haiphong.
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