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   Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 7, 1954, Abilene, Texas                                 WARMER  €í}t 0WIene ^porter  SUIVDAY  VOL. LXXllI, No. 236  "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron Attociated Preu (AP)_ ABILENE,    TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNiNG, FEBRUARY 7. r954^IFTViwoTAGESl1<~m  PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe  Vigilance Urged In Duval ‘Mess’  AUSTIX, Feb. 6 'i/P*—Gov, Shivers declared today it will take “continual vigilance” on the part of those W'ho want to stamp out the “mess” In Duval County “to see that it is •tampcKl out.”  The governor's renewed assault on the regime of George Parr of San Diego was the latest development in a running battle over the South Te.xas situation which flared into the open again last Monday.  Four “vrongs” need to be righted in Duval County, citadel of Parr's acknowledged political power, said Shivers.  Those wrongs, he said, arc:  1. ‘ rhe apparent misappropriation of funds.”  2. “The denial of rights.”  3. “The ab.sence of a foinim” to which the citizens can appeal for help.  4. “Officers who deny the rights citizens ordinarily have” when those citizens “oppose the regime.”  Ciwrdinated state and federal investigation of Parr'.s income tax returns have been underway since early 1933.  A separate Duval County Grand Jury inquiry into affairs of the county and of the Benavides School  Related Story on Page 5-A  District was ordered at mid-week, but Atty, Gen. John Ben Shepperd said he feared it might do a “whitewash” job.  At a press conference called only to answer questions of reporters. Shivers said he had no idea how long it will take to complete the state or federal investigations.  But he predicted the probes uill “make a case that will light the fuse to set off the powder keg.” He does not think the Duval County situation is under control 80W “by any means.”  For example, he said, “if a man is beat up, what good does it do him to go to the sheriff in that county. He has no forum to go to except the state and federal government.”  “That’s the only place I know of it exists. Tliose of us who want it stamped out are going to have to be continually vigilant to see it is stamped out,” Shivers declared.  The governor said, in reply to question.s, that he had asked Atty, Gen. Herbert Brownell two months ago to check reports the investigase® DUVAL, Pg. 5-A, Col. 2  Area Poll Tax Paymenls Up Above 1950  Poll tax payments in 17 West i Central Texas counties ran slightly higher than they did in the last non-presidential general election year — 1950, a survey completed by the Reporter - News showed Saturday.  Seven of the 17 counties showed higher poll tax payments in 1954 than in 1950, while six showed declines in payments this year. Four other counties did not have 1950 figures available for comparison.  Counties which gained were Callahan, Coleman, Fisher, Howard, Runnels, Scurry and Taylor, lx)s-ing were Haskell, Knox, Jones, Mitchell, Shackelford and Throckmorton. Figures were unavailable ' for 1950 in Eastland, Nolan. Steph-! ens and Stonewall Counties.  None of the counties could equal the huge poll tax payments re- i corded two years ago when political interest sw'elled to record heights because of the presidential election fight already in progress.  Reds Balk But Won't Drop German Problem  Three Compromise Feelers Ignored  Criticize Us! You Can Win Cash, Too  The Abilene Reporter -wants your help!  . We’d like to know your likes and dislikes, in new’s. editorial and advertising content.  On Page 8-A today is a full page questionnaire, asking about your reading habits. Ixxik it over, then fill in the blanks telling what you read and do not read, and what your preferences are in advertising.  There’s money in it. too. as the Reporter-News is offering $50 in cash prize.s for completing this sentence: “I like The Abilene Reporter - News because “ First  News prize is $25, second $10. and third, fourth and fifth, $5 each.  There’s also a space on the page to write any suggestion or criticism to the editor.  No postage is required to mail the questionnaire. After completing it, it may be folded, sealed with scotch tape or gummed paper and dropped in the mail. It is self-addressed to Condley and Kinard, certified public accountants, who will tabulate the results.  The questionnaire will run several times between now and March 1, deadline for entering the $50 contest.  ( ountjr Cftllahan  Coleman  Eastland  •Fisher  •Haskell  •Howard  Knox  Jones  Mitchell  Nolan  Runnels  •Scurry  •Shackelford  Stephens  Stonewall  •Taylor  Throckmorton  1954 irCii I ».50 2,M0 a.-ies 1.7J7 3.2.50 4.220 2.204 5,168 7,130 2,287 3 050 3 042 3.343 3.B29 3.442 8,581 11.348 7.873 2,265 2,773 2,623 3.576 5,198 4.137 2.629 3,605 3,022 4 055 6.100    ....  3,045 4,096 2,963 6,078 7,335 3.980 1.418 1.863 1,579  3,038 3.672 .....  1.176 1.279    ...  13.350 21,500 11.500 1,170 1,371    1.360  ^Exemption certificates Issued included In totals.  Winter's Romance With Spring Cools  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Winter’s romance with Spring cooled over much of Texas Saturday.  Except for soutliern and coastal areas, temperatures failed to reach springlike levels of recent days.  The cool air mas.s held temperatures to the low and middle 50s in the Panhandle, West Texas and in North Texas. Amarillo’s highest reading was .52, Lubbock’s S3, Wichita FaU’.s 55.  BERLIN, Feb. 6 (/P)—Soviet Russia ignored three compromise feelers by the West on German unification today but refused to let the Berlin conference shelve this deadlocked question to take up the Austrian independence treaty.  Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov wound up the second fruitless week of the Big Four parley by reviving last year’s Soviet demand on the West*;  DEAN H. B. SMITH ... to replace Dr. Collini  Kentuckian New Faculty Dean at H-SU  U. S. 80, 180, 83, 277  $1.5 Million Bids on Area Highway Jobs to Be Opened  Bids on an estimated $1,500.000 worth of highway construction work for the .Abilene area will be opened Feb. 16-17 at Austin, the State Highway Department announced Saturday,  Included in the bids to be opened will be one for contract to build approaches and overpass to the TiP Railroad one mile east of Tye on U. .S. Highway 80.  .Also included is work on U. S. 83 from .Abilene to Anson with the exception of about a one-mile strip south of Hawley that has already been rebuilt.  $10 Million Plans J. C. iJakei Robert.s. district highway engineer of District 8 with headquarter.s at AbUene, said Saturday night the projects are  SHOP-BY-MAIL,  THE CONVENIENT, TIME-SAVING WAY  Yes, the new convenient service ovoiloble to The Abilene Reporter-News readers enables you to make your purchases of the many items featured by Abtlene merchants in eoch Sun-day's issue.  The Shop-By-Mail coupons op-peor in this Sundoy's issue on page 2, Section B. Adopt the hobit each week of shopping the advertisements appearing eoch Sunday, for convenience end to save time.  part of the $10 million in road improvements planned in this district in the near-future.  Projects on which bids are to be opened include:  BORDEN and DAWSON—Farm Road 669 and 1210, which calls for 4.1 miles of grading structures, base and surfacing from six miles .south of the Colorado River to the Howard County lines: from the Dawson County line to Farm Road 1054; and from 11.1 miles east of J, S. 87 to the Borden County line.  This project will close an unpaved gap between Farm Roads 817 and 665 north of Big Spring and make it a paved road from Big Spring to Gail, Roberts said. ^ TAYIXIR — U. S. 80. 1.5 miles ' of T&P Railroad overpass and ap-' proaches one mile east of Tye.  H.ASKELL and JONES — Farm i Hoads 617, 707, 126, 142 and 1226, ' build bridges at Lake Creek. 1.41 miles west of Welnert; at the Clear i Fork of the Brazos River in Truby: I at Bitter Creek five miles north \ of Merkel; at California Creek, 10, miles southeast of Stamford; at! Californian Creek, four miles south \ of Stamford.    I  The new bridges on the farm roads will be to replace weak structures left at the time the roads were paved, Roberts .said.  West of Albany SHACKELFORD, JONES, and TAYLOR — U. S. 180 and 83 ere scheduled for 24.7 miles of grading, foundation course and hot mix asphalt concrete pavement from Albany west eight miles; and from  three miles south of Hawley to Anson; and from .Abilene to the Jones County line.  The project from .Albany westward, w’ill include widening of U. S, 180 and addition of 36-foot "climbing lanes” on hills for .slow-traffic. The entire eight miles is to be rc-paved.  On U. S. 183 and 277 in Jones and Taylor County the project will complete rebuilding of the highway from 11 miles south of Abilene to north of the Knox-Haskell County line, Roberts said.  The paving work and widening will go from the Abilene north city limit? to Anson with the exception of a small strip south of Hawley on which work has already been completed, he said.  Over $2 million dollars has been spent in the past 18 months putting U. S. 180 In first class shape, Roberts said.  Stamford Paving JONES - U. S. 380 and Farm Road 412,    1.7    miles    of grading.  structure.s,    foundation    course    and  asphalt concrete pavement from south city limits to U. S. 277 in Stamford.  This project will widen the route of the two farm roads through Stamford from where they join at the south city limits to where they connect with U. S. 277 1.7 miles north, Roberts said. The present 18-foot road    will    be, converted    to a  52-foot curb    and    street    .section,    and  new paving will be laid, he said. Roberts said Saturday night the  See HIGHWAYS. Pg. 5-A, Col. S  Appointment of Dr. H. B, Smith, 46. executive dean of Union College, Barbourvllle, Ky., as dean of the faculty of Hardin - Simmons University, effective July 1. was announced Saturday by H-SU President Evan A. Relff.  Dr. Smith will assume administrative duties now held by Dr. R. A, Collins, whose impending voluntary retirement as dean of the university was announced last week. Dr. Collins will continue on the Hardin-Slmmons staff as professor and chairman of the Department of Education.  “Dr Smith’.s broad training In educational administration and background of experience In colleges and secondary schools make him eminently qualified to lead the university’s Instructional program,” Dr. Reiff said.  The position of dean of the faculty will be more specialized than that of dean of the university now held by Dr. Collins, the president said.  “In view of impending developments during the next few years, the job of Dr. Smith will be primarily administrative, and he will concentrate his attention on the academic curriculum,’’ Dr. Reiff said. “He will explore and develop new areas of service and lead in an educational self - survey program scheduled to begin next fall.”  Dr. Smith will also carry the rank of professor of education and will teach one couise in educational administration each school term.  Dr. Smith holds an AB degree from Georgetown College, Ky., and MA and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati.  He has served as executive dean of Union College since 1946. He has had teaching assignments at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Purdue University, and the Blue Ridge Mission School. From 1940 until 1946, he was high school supervisor for the Covington, Ky., Board of Education. He has also served as a high school principal in Kentucky.  Dean and Mrs. Smith plan to move to Abilene after June 1. They have one child, a married daughter. Both Dr. and Mrs. Smith are members of the Baptist Church.  ern powers to cut their occupation costs.  It seemed another grandstand play by the shrewd Russian, who has showered his diplomatic opposition with unacceptable proposals that made Communist headlines but brought the conference no clo.«-er to a solution on Germany.  French Foreign Minister Bidault, again the W’est’s vanguard, offered two concessions to the Soviet viewpoint in a last ditch try to start German unification rolling.  He dropped the idea of Big Four supervision of all German election.s —hotly attacked by Molotov — and suggested instead that supervisory commissions to protect the voters’ liberties be made up of one West Germany, one East German and one neutral a.s an arbiter.  Bidault accepted the electoral law of the old Weimar Republic, which had received a few good words from Molotov as applicable in unification. The Communists liked this law because it permitted organizations as well as parties to put up candidates. Their organizations, such as the Women’s League and Free German Youth, might thus get on the ballot.  Britain’s Anthony Eden immediately followed up this French effort to soften the Russian stone wall on unification. He offered to extend the British-Soviet mutual defense treaty against German ag-gression. It was signed in 1943 and is due to expire in 1963 Abide By Treaty  “We in the United Kingdom for our part abide by our treaty with the Soviet Union,” he said ‘‘We should, I am sure, be ready to prolong It if Mr. .Molotov feels that this would give added security to the Soviet Union. If there are any other ways in which we could help to resolve the Soviet Union’s anxiety about its security, I have already said that we should be glad to consider them.”  But Eden made it clear that the West will not compromise on two fundamentals for ending Germany’s division: a free choice by Germans of their government, and a free choice by that government of its future alliances.  “We do not want an imposed settlement which would repeat the mistakes of the prewar years,” the Briton asserted.  Molotov tossed out his demand for lower Allied occupation costs in West Germany after accusing the Western ministers of indicating here that the occupation “will go on for an indefinitely long period.”  Free Vote 'Shouters' Jailed  Eola School Girl Killed in Wreck  EOLA, Feb. 6 — Carolyn Sargent,. 15, a member of the Eola High School girls basketball team, was Filled Saturday afternoon In an automobile accident near Eola In Concho County.  The accident occurred on a farm - to - market road near here. She was riding in the car w’ith a 13-year-old ciiissmate who suffered only a cracked ankle bone.  NEWS INDEX  Midland Child Dies of Polio  REPUBLICAN HARMONY — Former President Herbert Hoover (right), joins with President and Mrs. Eisenhower in leading a community sing of “God Bless America” following the Chief Executive’! brief speech to a Lincoln Day Republican rally in Washington, D. C.     SECTION A      Hittery of Abitane . . .    .....4      We«t Teiet FHtonert .    ..... 6      Business Outlook .    9      Oil    10, 11      SECTION i      West Teaos Justices . .    .....1      'New' Ferfuton Hell . .    .....1      Book News .......    ____ 4      Buildinf Naws .......    _____ 5      Editoriols ..........    6      Amusements .......    7, 8 9      Disaster Screpbook    ... 10      SECTION C      Women in Finance . . .    ____ 1      Gorgen Topics......    .... 5      Nowcemers,      J. R. Dumas Family .    ____5      Whet's Cookin' .....    ____ é      Cemput Chetter .....    ____ 7      A Leek in the Mirror ..    ... 10      Fwshionebly Speeking . .    ... 11      Hollywood Beeufy . . .    . . . 12      SECTION D      Sports . ........1,    2. 3, 4      Form ê Markets ....    . . B, 9      Church News........    .. . 10      Regie ê TV ........    ... 10     A mercy mission from Midland to Abilene proved fruitless Saturday when 18-month-old Robert Lynch King, a victim of bulbar polio, died at Hendrick Memorial Hospital.  The child, in an imn lung, was flown from Midland by an Air Force plane Thursday. He was stricken by the disease last Sunday and died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday.  Born May 23, 1952, Robert was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John King Jr. of Midland. His father is a rancher.  Survivors besides his parents are a sister. Paula; two brothers, John HI, and Bill; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cathey of Jayton; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John King Sr. of Midland.  His parents are members of the Midland Baptist Church.  The body wUl be taken overland to Midland for burial. Elliott’s Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.  BERLIN. Feb. 6 tF-East Ger-many’s Red government sent its secret police into the Soviet zone’.s main Industrial plants today with orders to nab anyone caught shouting for free elections.  East Germany was restive with workers fearful that the Big Four I foreign ministers will never agree | to a plan that would liberate them ' from communism.    |  The workers have been shouting , for free elections for a week. Irate police have already arrested more than 200, German in-' formants said.    |  Dresden. Chemnitz Oelsnitz and Gera were among cities men-1 tipned w'here arrests had occurred, ' in addition to Fast Berlin.  West Berliners were worried that another June 17 rebellion might burst into flame and cost German lives in sharp Commu-di.st reprisals. The IT. S. High Commission’s radio otation RIAS, blamed by the Reds for inciting Ia"t summer’s revolt, stuck to guarded, factual accounts of factory disturbances.  Cracking Down The East German hierarchy, openly concerned by the brewing strife, has mobilized its secret police In the zone’s main industrial towns to crack down on any anti Communist, or antl-Russian expression  Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov told the Western Big Three minister that there would not be any repetition of June 17 because the East had learned some lessons The les.son seemed to be that the P:ast German Red Gestapo can handle any emergency that turns up. The Soviet army had to use its tanks to smash the June revolution.  But the Red army has been withheld from any part in the crackdow'n on dissension apparently prevalent now in some East German areas. Reports that So-vlet troops had been moved toward Berlin to guard against outbreaks calculated to show the Big Four that East German? w'ant freedom, were discounted completely by reliable Allied informants tonight.  Troops Moved Out  These sources said several regiments of Red army troops have been moved out of Potsdam and Babelsberg. near Berlin, in the past week to engage in firing practice on ranges deep in the East zone. The entire maneuver, which kept trains and train schedules bottled up for some hours, gave rise to the rumors that the Soviets had swung into action.  MRS. ROOSEVELT IN COURT — Mrs. Romelle Roos^elt talks to her attorney, Robert Schifferman, in Supreme court at Pasadena, Calif., as she awaits the start of a hearing on her petition for $3,500 monthly support from her husband, James Roosevelt, with whom she has been engaged in an acrimonious public domestic battle. She asks the $3,500 be granted her until settlement of her separate maintenance suit against Roosevelt.  Crash Kills  Hitchhikep  ROBY, Feb. 6 (RNS) — A hitch-hiker from Pennsylvania was killed instantly and three other per^ sons w'ere injured Saturday when the hardtop convertible in which they wei*e riding overturned four miles east of here on Highway 180.  Dead was Edward Gavin Duffy Jr . 25. of Butler, Pa.  Duffy had been picked up at I^meta by M-Sgt. William B. Price. 23, driver of the car, and Pvt. Elmer L. Payne, 21, both of Lubbock.  Both Price and Payne, soldiers Stationed at Fort Hood, were injured. The third injured man was another hitchhiker, Jerry R. Stump, 21, of Odessa, who had been picked up at Anson.  The accident happened about 3:45 p. m. Saturday almost in front of the Carrikcr farm home on the highway between Anson and Roby.  The car, a 1953 Buick travelling west, was coming around a long curve when it apparently went out of control and ^rned over in a ditch on the opposite side of the highway. investigating officers said.  The car was demolished, officers said.  The three injured men were taken to Fisher County Memorial Hospital at Roby.  Price seemed to be most seriously Injured of the three, a hospital .spukesniau reported. He was suffering from shock Saturday night and could not be X-rayed, but was complaining of pains in his neck. leg and back, the spokesman said.  Payne, who was riding in the front seat with Price, was knocked unconscious and may have suf-  feved head injuries, the spokesman said. He had not regained consciousness completely Saturday night.  Stump, a passenger in the back seat with Duffy, was badly brtjised, but X-rays showed no broken bones, the spokesman said. None were listed in critical condition.  Duffy, an Army veteran dis-charged In 1948 according to papers found on his body, was hitchhiking west, his companions said. He had left Corpus Christl. where he had been employed, Wednesday.  His body w-as taken to Weathers-bee Funeral Home at Rotan.  A call by the funeral director to hi* home in Butler Indicated that the body was to be shipped there for burial. His stepmother, Mrs. Edward Gavin Duffy. Sr., answered the phone, and was to call again later.  Herman Seale and John Hegar; highway patrolmen from Sweetwater, and the Fisher County sheriff’s department investigated.  REACTIONARIES BLAMED  Marine Pilot Killed In Kingsville Crash  KINGSVII.I.B. Feb. 0    :r>    —  Marine 2nd Lt. S. H. Weiner, 23, of Chicago, was killed when his jet training plane crashed and burned last night about 20 miles southwest of the Kingsville Aux-Uiary Naval Air Station.  Civic Leader Warns Next Campaign ’DirtiesI Ever'  Ex-Tarrant County Sheriff ts Freed  DALLAS, Feb. 6 MB—A federal jury tonight acquitted former Tarrant County Sheriff J. R. iSully) Montgomery on income tax evasion charges.  The jury got the case at 5:05 p. m. and returned its verdict two hours later.  It was the 53-year-old ex-sheriffs second trial on charges of trying to evade $5,515 in income taxes ill 1948, 1919 and 1950. An earlier conviction and 7-year sentence in Federal Judge T. Whitfield Davidson’s court here was reversed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The appeals court ordered a new trial.  Montgomery, a burley ex-night club bouncer, took the stand in his own defense yesterday and denied any Intention of cheating the government.  THE WEATHER  New Series of Atom Tests Due Soon  W ASHINGTON. Feb. ^ {«-The new series of atomic testa, which will Include the first trial of in actual combat-designed hydrogen bomb, is expected to begin within the next month at the mid-Padflc proving grounds.  NEW YORK. Feb. 6 »«—Mrs.  Agnes E. Meyer, co-owner of tiie W’ashington Post, said today the next political campaign will be “the dirtiest, meanest one this nation has ever seen."  “Reactionaries under Sen. McCarthy’s leadership” are going to make it that way, she said in an address prepared for a Barnard College forum.  I “The smear campaign will begin in the primaries. Any candidate,  I whether Re lublicau or Democratic,  : with the s ightest liberal tenden-i cies, will be labelled a left-winger, j a pink or a Communist.”  I She said such tactics will be well-financed, including the back-' ing recently acquired by McCarth.v I of the “wealth of a certain Texas oil millionaire." She did not name him.  .Mrs, Meyer, a writer, civic lead-1 ixisltion er and wife of Eugene Meyer, 1 groups, board chairman of the Washington Post Co.. was speaker for a forum on “Knowledge and Freedom’* at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.  Barnard College Is the women’s division of Columbia University.  Mrs. Meyer said President Elsenhower represents a "creative leadership,” based on “a giving  and taking of ideas that makes for mutual respect.” but that McCarthy epitomizes the "desti-uutive leader.”  The Republican Senator from Wisconsin Is “the example, par excellence.” she said, “of an arrested personality w ho prevents the grow th of his followers by imposing ujK)n them his own fixed conclusions, prejudices and closed ideology. *’  ”I!e appeals not to the mind but to the herd instinct.”  Since many people don’t like to think for tliemselve?,” she said, McCarthy’s type of leadership is “far easier” in a time of confusion, and enlightened .Americans are letting him get away with it The "immediate need,” Mrs. Meyer said, is for “earefuUy planned, rational, cool-headed o{>- ^ to local authoritarian  She said these are “people who I want to disrupt our public school | system because they know it is = America’s bulw'ark of freedom. i people who want to dictate what our tchool textbooks shall contain, j who ahall teach and what books may atand on our library’s i shelves.”    1  r. s. 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