Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 140, Ed. 2 Wednesday, July 7, 1954 Page: 2 of 8
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J-BKECKEXRIDGE AMERICAN'—WEOX ESUAY. il LY T, 1954
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By CHAWUE BALL.
With the holidays entertainment in the background
Chamber of Commerce circles todav were looking forward ti-
the next community breakfast.
For some time an announcement of importance has beet;
l* the making for one of these breakfasts, but while still
seeming an eventual certainty, it may not vet develop in time
to be announced at the breakfast Monday."
A speaker has'been obtained for this time. He is F. E.
Coldwell of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. This promis-
es t© be interesting. C-C President Lester Clark said the
program still will be only one hour long.
How Miller Park is drawing people from other places is
reflected in a glance ait the registration sheet of July 4 and 5.
Hammer Wilson said forty-four Texas towns and cities were
represented and three foreign countries, tie named South
Africa and Japan as two of the foreign countries. His mem-
ory was uncertain on the other, but it might have betn
lexico. Asked if it was Oklahoma, lie said he was sure that
/as not the case. We did not venture to ask if Arkansas fot
i }&r he would agree. But there were some Arkansans regis-
tered. Since they started wearing shoes more, Arkansans are
traveling quite a bit. Of all the states New Mexico was in the
There are potentialities in all these visitors.
This is the time of year for insects and today we won-
dered what has become of the black spider. Some years ago
newspapers were filled with accounts of people being bitten
b / the insect. Today we see no such accounts, but chances
are there are just as many black widow spiders today as
r. ere were during the period mentioned. Flying saucers prob-
ably wiped the spiders off front page. To our mind the spider
is more of a reality than flying saucers, but that is not the
It is no joke being bitten by a black widow spider. And
tt.ere are a number of other dangerous insects. Chifef among
these is the tsetse fly, the rat flea that carries bubonic plague
t;cks that spread spotted fever, the mosquito that carries,
v-illow fever, and another that carries malaria.
Campaigns are constantly under way against these. But
iii none of the accounts we have read have we found mention
( the little fellow that is not dangerous, but one of the most
irritating pests. This is the chigger. So. we must continue
( ur campaign alone. Just as we thought the hot weather
probably had silenced him we find he is still here. And with
r. loud voice. We take this opportunity to again warn you.
The Texas State Board of Education has voted to do
nothing about segregation until the laws of our state are
amended to conform with the court ruling. If and when. The
legislature does not meet until January.
This? appears to be considered the proper procedure, even
by the Negro leaders in Texas. The action of the board has
nothing to do with what is intended to be done, it just refers
to the situation as is.
The ntaional Negro organization leading the movement
for non-segregation has criticised some Southern Negro
leaders for saying they prefer segregation.
The national association should leave the leadership in
the matter to Texas Negroes, if they wish the most amicable
settlement. In any case there should be no hurry or excite-
ment in working out a reasonable settlement. Such might
lead to a long deadlock that would lead to racial feeling on
both sides. Texas Whites and Negroes lately have been work-
ing out their problems in an amicable manner, and still can
do better without outside interference.
ISSUES WARNING — Sen.
William F. Know-land (R., Cal.)
says that if the UN admits Red
China he will quit his job as
Senate majurity leader and de-
vote all his time to taking the
U. S. out of the UN.
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the Nat ional Association for the
Advancement of Colored I'eople,
He said the accusation was a
"base falsehood and Allan Shivers
knows it." Yarboiough said a rut
ing by the state board of education
that "schools would remain segre
trated in 1954 55 "was w ise and has
my unequivocal endorsement."
The challenger went on to brand
Shiveis as a liar 011 the basis of
:in incident last fall, when he said,
the governor accused the Federal
Bureau of Investigation of "snoop
iilg" ill stiite activities.
"At that time the FBI director,
J. Edgar Hoover, replied immedi-
ately that Allan Shivers' accusa-
tions were untrue and that the
governor had asked the bureau to
delay an investigation at the
Gainesville state school until after
the Democratic primary to avoid
unfavorable publicity," Yarborough
Shivers, in his frankest discus-
sion of personal finances since the
disclosure two weeks ago that he
made $425 000 in a land deal eight
years ugo. said that was "a per-
fectly ethical and legitimate busi
ness ileal, and I would like to
make another one just like it to
H * said he'd told his Mission,
Tex- business office to turn his tax
records, since he became governor,
over to the president of the Texas
Association of Certified Public Ac-
countants for examination.
"I will make my returns avail
able to this group," Shivers said,
"on the assumption, of course,
that my opponent—having suggest-
ed that my income tax returns be
checked—will also submit his to
them fot examination.
"Then the people of Texas will
know," the governor said.
El Paso Girl Is
Ahr Race Winner
KNOXILLE, Tenn.. July 7 <C.H>
— Ruth Deerman of El Paso, Tex..
was declared winner Wednesday of
the 2 OiWi mile women's cross-coun-
try air race from Long Beach,
Calif., to Knoxville.
She made the flight in a Cessna
140 with Ruby Hays, aiso of El
Paso as co pilot.
Finishing second was Mrs. Fran-
cis Bera or' Inglewood. Calif., and
her sister, Mrs. Helert Albani. They
flew a Cessna 170.
Third place went to Gloria Smith
of phoenix, Ariz., and co-pilot Bee
Thurmond. Long Beach, Caiif., who
flew a Beachcraft Bonanza.
Finishing fourth were Ruth
Thomas and co pilot Bibs Camp,
both of Knoxville. vho flew a Cess
n:t 140 and in fifth place were
Linda Boyes of'Oakland, Calif.,
and Margaret Callaway of Fort
Worth, Tex., who flew a Cessna
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Rape Attempt In
SAN ANTONIO, July 7
An 11 year old girl complained
Wednesday that a Latin-American
in his late teens tried to rape her
near the altar in St. Henry's
Her complaint was a new jolt
to citizens of San Antonio, already
made jittery by a fceries of attacks,
fhree year-old (.'here Norton was
murdered and ravished iu a gravel
The 11 veur old g;>-l, a su' "'er
school student, said she was sitting
>n a bench outside tn« cnuiu.
when the youth came up and in-
vited her inside to pray.
Once inside and nettr the altar,
she said, he grabbed her by the
neck and flung her to the floor.
She screamed and was able to get
loose and flee.
Her attacker also fled. Police
throughout San Antonio were or-
dered to search for the man, who
has dark, curly hair, and who was
wearing brown pants and a yellow
In Race Spending
AUSTIN, July 7 <UJ )—Dudley
Dougherty, a rancher and state
representative from Beeville who
hopes to unseat U. S. Sen. Lyndon
B. Johnson, reported Wednesday
Kim Ranch Gets
Neat Federal Aid
WASHINGTON. July 7 (fill-
Even tha world's largest livestock
enterprise," the fabulous King
Ranch of Texas, was helped by the
government through tht- recent
Sen. John J. Williams (R Del.)
told the Senate Tuesday th:>t th.
million acre ranch received $.'52,585
in federal assistance. He said h<
thought the senators might be "in
terested to know thut this multi
million dollar outfit is now on the
The King Ranch, as well as oth-
er>-- hit by the dry spell, got tlv
aid under the federal drouth relief
program set up to preserve the
nation's basic livestock herds.
Livestock feeds were offered to the
ranchers at cut rate prices.
Williams, an independent inves-
tigator of various government ac-
tivities, made inquiries at the Ag
riculture Department about tin
The American U authorised to an-
nounce the following candidates for
office, subject to the Democratic
Party Primary in July...
Mack Allison, re-election
Stephens and Young Countiea
E. H. Griffin, re-election
Walter B. Clift, re-election
J. A. (Jim) Crowley
J. E. (Ed) Norton
his Democratic primary campaign
had eost $71,226 thus far.
Dougherty, who listed campaign
contributions of $17,513, led all
candidates in spending on the third
report to the secretary of state.
Johnson said his expenses were
$8,713, and he hadn't received any
Ralph Yarborough of Austin
running for governor, reported ex
penditures of $50,160. His contribu
tions and borrowed money totaled
There was no report from Gov.
Allen Shivers when tbe office
closed Tuesday, but they were not
due until midnight. A third guber
natorial candidate. J. J. Holmes
also of Austin, said he spent $4,188
and was given $150. There was no
report from the fourth candidate
Arlon B. (Cyclone) Davis of Dal
las, who failed to report the first
Jeord Handy For
Winter Golf Play
LOW ELLVILLE, O. iU.E>— John
H rusovsky has the answer for
"1 mixed the concrete for the
'"oundation and built the stont
.■hinmey," Mrs. Bennett said.
She said she even bought a shov-
•1 and dug out the basement by
Tlie house is 32 by 24 -feet. Mrs.
Bennett moved into it last fall. She
spent most of the winter painting
■vails and woodwork and building
shelves and cabinets.
playing winter golf. Grow a beard!
Looking like a brunette Santa
Claus, Hrusovskyy has. found, de-
spite constant rubbing, his beard
serves two purposes on the links
face warmer and tee carrier.
"I grow the beard every witer,'
he explained, "starting as soon as
the golf season gets over. There s
nothing like a bushy crop of
whiskers to protect your chin frozn
"I also carry tees in my beard.
Thev don't f-'ll out, either, when
1 hit the ball."
An orange stick is a convenient
substitute for a lipstick brush.
IN THE RACE —Former Sen.
Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D..
Wyo.) is a candidate for the
Senate seat of the late Demo-
cratic Sen. Lester C. Hunt, who
took his own life on June 19.
Widow Builds Own
SIX LAKES, Mich. <U.B>— Mrs.
Bertha Bennett, 50-year-old farm
widow, lives near here in a trim
bungalow she built nearly all by
"I hired a carpenter only for a
few of the finer touches," she said
pointing proudly at the red struc-
Mrs. Bennett and her husband
planned the new home shortly be-
fore he died in 1952. After his
death, she went ahead with the
The first step was tearing down
the old house. From it, she man-
aged to salvage lumber for the new
one. But there still was plenty to
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'oming-down part still has to be perfected!"
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WHERE IT CARRIED (
i'OUlRE SQUIGGS' A
SHERIFF, Stephens County
Tom Of field, re-election
H. A. (Al) Ramsay
J. a. "James" Bryant, re-elect!Dti
H. B. (Hyram) Slaughter
I. L. "Doc" Griffith, re-electioD
C. L. "Clarence" Garlits
R. H. Grace ,
M. H. I Hub) Keith
S. L. "Sam" Jones, re-election
George B. Mauldin
Mrs. Geo. L. Kelley, re-election
M. F. (Reese; Funderburg
A. W. Tipton
J. W. Morrow, re-election
Ben Grant, re-election
Mrs. T. M. James, re-election
Clyde Speer, re-election
TAX ASSESSOR AND
Robert E. Hood, re-election
CONSTABLE. PRECINCT 1
C. F. (Fritz) RudderK re-election
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
W. T. Fincher
L. T. Woodall. re-election
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