Abilene Reporter News, February 13, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

February 13, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARMER Wqt IIIIIV VOL. IJOCIII, No. 242 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron Attociated Press IAP) EVENING FINAL ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 13. 1854 PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC Rome's Church Of Christ Hit By Pol ice Raid ROME police de- icended today upon Rome's Church of Christ, chiseled its name off a wall and took a news cameraman of the Associated Press into cus- tody for photographing them. They vainly ordered an AP cor- respondent awav from the scene. The word "Christ" in six-inch- high letters, was the first word removed in this action against the Protestant religious organization, which has American financial backing. The Roman police struck quick- ly after worshippers were forced to leave a Church of Christ in Leghorn late last night. Photographer Seized AP Photographer Hemo ___ I" "ola" .with! dent of the Haskell Chamber of Commerce, pins a white carnation in the lapei of Manager Rex Felker, left, before they go into the annual banquet Friday night. Spain was toastmaster. Two hundred seventy-five persons attended the event at the elementary school. See story on page 8-A. (Photo by John Clifton, Anson) ______________ HOW DOES THAT Spain, retiring presi- his camera and hustled off in a police car despite protests. AP correspondent Allan Jacks, a U.S. citizen, was orderc'd to leave, but refused. Later Nassi was released with- out charges and his camera was returned. The police left as soon as the j name had been entirely removed I from the wall. The sign was removed on direct orders of the Rome Questura, or police headquarters, which is un- der the Italian ministry of interior. The new premier of predomi- nately Roman Catholic Italy, Ma- rio Scelba, is the minister of the interior as well as government chief." Refused Name xne chief of the police party declined at first to give_iis name and identified himself as "Com- mendatore Pinko." This was an obvious jibe at Church of Christ preachers, who in the past fre- quently have been assailed by Ital- ian critics as leftists. This they have always denied. Later the police officer apolo- gized and identified himself as Commissario De Rusk, the pre- cinct captain. In 1950, when the cult's troubles with Italian authfirities first began the Italian interior ministry was beaded by Scelba. He then criti- cized the Church of Christ and other Protestant evangelical cults as "aiding communism in Italy." Just two the Vatican and the Italian government cele- brated the 25th anniversary of the lateran pacts. The pacts establish the Roman Catholic religion as the Italian state religion. The new republican constitution "all religious confessions are equal before :the law." Last month -Cline Rex Fadeu of Brpwnfield and Lubbock, Tex., who first organized the Church of Christ in Italy, visited the United States to report on what he called "continued difficulties" of the evangelical church in Italy. -Jn the first collective letter of its kind, Italy's top Roman Cath- olic prelates warned Catholics' Feb. 1 against what was described as Protestant propaganda. The letter, signed by the cardinal archbishops of eight major Italian cities and bishops and archbishops of 11 other cities, said: "Pernicious errors are arising in Italy from Protestant propaganda which tends to menace the spirit- ual unity of the Italian people." Rise of Scelbo The new action .-gainst the Church of Christ developed soon after the rise of Scelba to the premiership. He was a leader of Catholic Action, a lay organization, as a youth and has been critical of evangelical sects in general. But in addition, there has been sharpened criticism of Protestant activity in Italy recently. This had included an article in Civilta Cat- tolica, an authoritative weekly published by the Society of Jesus. It described Protestant activity in Italy as "hostile." U.S. Ambasador Clare Boothe Luce told members of the Church of Christ shortly after her arrival last year that she was interested in their problems. Today policemen and workmen paused in removing the church name to give Paden a chance to protest to the U.S. Embassy and the Interior Ministry. They waited a" few minutes. Then they finished the work with chisels and ham- mers. Last night Italian police drove worshippers out of the Church of Christ at Leghorn, took away an Italian preacher and seized a camera full of film of their actions. An American preacher, Wyndal Hudson of Seagraves, Tex., said, "Air the Italian worshippers were forced to leave the adding: "Several Americans were also ordered out, but refused to leave." Ike to Discuss Peacetime Atom By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH THOMASVILLE, Ga. dent Eisenhower will send Congress a special message next week on peacetime use of atomic energy by private industry in the United States and on sharing of certain atomic information with America's allies. The President's plans were an- nounced here today as he was spending the weekend bird hunting as the guest of Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey. James C. Hagerty, presidential press secretary, told newsmen the special message .to Congress will be in two main sections. To Encourage One, said Hagerty, will outline suggested legislation' "to encourage peacetime use of "atomic energy'in this country by private enterprise.." The second section, he -added, will deal with proposals Eisenhow- er has made in-lie his Jan. 7 State of. the'Union message, for changes in the law to permit exchange tactical information about atomic "weapons with America's allies. Such information would deal with the effects of atomic weapons, and nor. in any way with how to pro- duce the weapons. Eisenhower has said he has no intention of asking that the law be amended to permit giving allies data on how to build the atomic bomb. Eisenhower was out in the field at the Humphrey plantation at a.m., today in quest of more quail after bringing down 10 yester- day. The President bagged the two shy of the daily three hours after he arrived here yesterday afternoon to spend the weekend at the vacation plantation of Secretary of the Treasury Hum- phrev." Eisenhower and his party planned to spend most of the day in the fields with bird dogs and shotguns. Auto Mishap Kills Breck Carpenter BRECKENRIDGE, Feb. Pair Gravely Austria Rejects Red Big 4 Troop Porter Sees GOP Victory Coming By DAVE CHEAVENS AUSTIN and Central Texas Republicans last night heard glowing victory talk from National CSmmitteeman Jack Porter at a Lincoln Day rally. The dinner was sponsored by the lively University of Texas chapter of the Young "Republican Federa- tion. Porter told them-that Presi- dent Eisenhower will lead them to 'stability, security, an uninterrupt- ed education and a chance to build their homes." Republicans don't need a war to bring prosperity, he snapped, com- menting that the Democrats had pulled themselves out of several successive depressions on a bur- geoning war eonomy. On state politics, Porter said the Republicans have a good chance for victorj' in four Texas districts and perhaps others. These were the 8th (Harris 14th (South 15th (lower Rio Grande and 18th (Pan- He also said that while Republi- cans are still seeking a suitable candidate to run against Sen. Lyn- don B. Johnson (D-Tex) none has emerged thus far. He commented there is considerable time between now and the filing deadline. May 3. Porter and his wife are going Near Ranger By BOB KELLY Reporter-News Correspondent RANGER, Feb. 13 Two men were critically injured 1014 miles east of here about 10 p.m Friday when the 1946 Ford pickup in which they were riding wen out of control and .landed in a muddy creek bed on State High- way 16. Injured were Gailon O. Warren, 32, of Rt. 2 Carbon, and Bob Cal- lison, 30, of Gorman. They were carried to Strawn Hospital by s Strawn ambulance. Hospital at- tendants there Saturday morning reported that Callison had re- ceived a broken hip with numerous cuts and bruises over his body and that Warren, the driver of the pickup, has possible interrfal injur- ies and also'cuts and braises. ______ 62, Breckenridge carpenter and; The accident was discovered at stonemason, fatally injured when p.m. Friday by Leon C. Bow- struck by an auto while working in his yard at 2 p. m. Friday. Ar- rangements will be announced by Satterwhite Funeral Home. Cox was working in his yard at the home of his stepson on U. S. Highway 80, when a car driven by Mrs. S. E. Eller, 66, of Olney went out of control and swerved into the yard, according to Sheriff Tom Offield, who investigated. Mrs. Eller was treated for shock. She was coming to Breckenridge to visit a son. At the time Cox was loading stone into a pickup truck. He was dragged about 125 feet by the car. He was born Aug. 7. 1891, in Tarrant County. He had lived in Midland 20 years before moving to Breckenridge three years ago. He is survived by his wife, a stepson; three sons, a daughter, too brothers, three sisters. man, state liquor control board supervisor of Abilene, and K. 0. Pierce, state liquor control board inspector also of Abilene. The two Abilene men were driv- 3 Freshmen Bounced for Theft COLLEGE STATION bounced three freshman ca- dets out of school and disciplined two others yesterday for thefts that included U.S. Navy radar equip- DeaB-TTi-.L. Penberthy said the suspended students were connected with thefts of articles valued at The dean said the thefts took place over a period from October to early February. Two of the students were cam- pused for the remainder of the semester, the dean said. No charges have been filed against any of the students and the Dean said the ousted students could return to school "when they have learned their lesson." He added that individuals could file charges against the students if they wish. on a world tour by air in March iiut he said he would be back in time to help Republicans seeking office in the July primary. Porter said he hoped the State Democratic Executive Committee would join the Republican commit- tee in endorsing the idea of cross- j tiling. This, he noted, would fore- j stall possible court action challeng- j ing the Texas law which permits candidates to file in the primary of more than one party. The GOP says it will be glad to have suitable conservative Demo- crats on their primary ballot. DECLARES GEORGE SEN. WALTER F. GEORGE veteran solon Minister Declares Move Impossible By JOHN M. HIGKTOWER BERLIN formally re- jected today Soviet Foreign Minis- ter V. M. Molotov's proposal that the Big Four powers keep troops in the country even after conclu- sion of a treaty giving Austria its independence. Foreign Minister Leopold Fig! said such an arrangement would mean there would be no liberation of his country. He told Molotov. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and For- eign Ministers Anthony Eden and Georges Bidault that it was im- possible for the Austrian govern- Battle Between Demos, GOPs May Not Have Lasting Effect By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (Si-Sea. George (D-Ga) said today the battle royal between Republicans and Democrats over GOP charges of past Communist roared to a cross-country crescen- do on Lincoln not. after all. have much lasting effect. "This is a political year and you've got to expect things like the veteran Georgia Dem- ocrat said in an interview. With congressional elections coining this year, he said, he doesn't think any- thing much can be done to stop the infighting. Republican some notable their oratorical artillery for the big Lin- coln Day barrage yesterday with much the same sort of denuncia- tion that had already brought Dem- ocratic complaints. Demo- crats have accused some GOP spokesmen of going beyond the DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL DECLARES Farm Program to Aid Not Just Farmers CHICAGO (SI Undersecre- tary of Agriculture True D. Morse said today the administration's proposed new farm program was designed to help all the people- not farmers alone. "Agriculture must be dealt with as a total in all those who produce, process, store, finance, sell and otherwise work with farmers and farm he said. "The narrow he added, 'is to consider only the 16 'per- NO GROWLING Now Bob's Motor Can Really Turn WICHITA FALLS, Tex. toward Strawn when they hap- White and his friend, pened to notice a wrecked pickup about 10 feet below the level of the road in a creek. Water was about 15 inches deep in the creek. They stopped to investigate and found Warren and Callisoa both unconscious in the truck. Callison was removed immediately but Warren was pinned under the broken steering wheel. They were able to stop other passing motor? ist who helped them free Warren. The two injured men were car- ried to Strawn hospital in two sep- arate trips by an ambulance from Strawn. Callison was first taken to the hospital. The pickup was demolished. of warm and comfort- able in their new home last night. Bob, 16. almost starved to death to stay here with Motor when the family moved some 400 miles west to Andrews, Tex., last October. Bob said there was no way for his mother and stepfather to taks the black Cocker Spaniel with them to Andrews, near the New So when the family moved to more promising fields Bob decided to stay with Motor, whose tail moves in circles, just like a motor. Bob and his friend made their home on the banks of the Wichita River. They took donations of food from warm-hearted river folk and and food becoming scarcer. Bob dropped out of high school. But he and Motor, that tail still wagging, were seen along the :o fish and hunting driftwood or whatever the little river would give THEWEAIHER Work on How to Hike Teacher Pay Started ABILENE AND VICINITY: Cloudy with Qccassfon.il light showers today; partly iloudy tonight and Sunday. Continued mild temperatures with high today near 65 de- grees, low tonight 45-50 anu high Sunday in the _ IiOHTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Mostly elbildj and a little warmer with scattered ,showers Saturday afternoon and night. Sun- ;day cloudy and mild, scattered showers portion. .WEST TEXAS: Partly to cloudy ind mild, widely scattered showers Pecos Valley eastward Saturday afternoon and Bight. Sunday partly cloudy. TEMPERATURES Til P. M. Sat. A. M. IS............ SS 90 00 59 55 ...53 ...5? 52 53 54 85 5J 5J for 24-hour period Mdtoc A.m.: 91. Minimum temperature for 24-npur -period Soviet tonltht reading tt.lt. tumially at a.m. 113, By MAC ROY RASOR AUSTIN began here last night to help the Legislature raise teacher salaries at the ap- proaching special session. The Legislative Council, the law- makers' research agency, directed its staff to compile and digest all the state's present tsx laws so it can. be seen at a glance who now pavs taxes and how much. The Legislative Budget Board met today to determine if it might also be of some help in making 'the search for new revenue easier. House -Speaker Reuben Senter- fitt proposed the tax study the council's staff will undartake. It will attorr.pt to do these things: 1. Include in one bill all the tax laws with no major changes. 2. Repeal all tax laws that are no longer enforced, that have been declared unconstitutional and that are yielding no revenue. 3. Make uniform enforcement provisions in all tix laws. 4. Include all tax allocations hi one section of the proposed code, all the allocations to be made from the treasury rather than from spe- cific taxes. 5. Include in each tax law a sec- tion devoted to tax rates set by the law. by thf Legislature but only pre- sented to them to provide "a vehi- cle" for the writing of a tax bill. Sen. Abraham Kazen Jr., Laredo, wanted the tax laws compiled just as they are without any changes or shuffling to compare with the code resulting from Senterfitt's Senterfitt said he felt a tax ses-1 proposals. sion of the legislature should have The council ordered botn projects before it the entire .-._ "This bill would give the mem- bers free choice to do what they think is necessary about taxes, or make different he said. Council members, who include both House and Senate members, approached the proposal with a vollty of questions. Hep. Tom King, Dallas, wanted to know if such a tax recodifica- tion wouldn't jeopardize the whole teacher pay raise program .at s short session. Senterfitt replied he did not In- tend that the bill should be passed and also directed the compiling of a summary of tax sources, rates and revenue produced. Gov. Allan Shivers has said he will call a special session about mid-March to grant a J402-per-year teacher pay raise worker! out by compromise after a year of con- troversy. Need for raising new revenues to pay the at 23 million dollars a this week when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state's muW-mil- lio.i-dollar natural gas pipeline tax is unconstitutional. The tai would have produced about 42 million dollars per biennlum. roamed the river banks for drift- wood to keep their shack warm. cent of the population now living on farms. Such a limited approach will restrict agricultural progress The administration's pro- gram will increase the well-being and prosperity of all the people. That is why President Eisenhower has given it such close Morse made these remarks in-a speech prepared for a meeting of the Corn Belt Livestock Feeders Assn. The administration program would place less dependence on price supports and production con- trols than do present farm pro- grams. Morse said the present program of high rigid price supports and aws of political warfare by seek- ng, so the Democrats said, to fasten the epithets of communism and treason on the minority party. President Eisenhower this week advised his fellow party members against extreme partisan utter- ances. Official Family Among the speakers who con- spicuously tempered their criti- cism yesterday were members of he President's official family and Sen. Ferguson chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Ferguson at the last minute dis- carded a prepared speech in. which he charged that "New Deslers and Fair Dealers and Left traded the Hfeblood of American youth for a -wartime economy promoted phony prosperity.' at a Republican dihnei in extolled the accomplishments of can party since 1860. Some other congressional Repub- licans were less restrained. Sen. Jenner (R-Ind) accused "Fair Dealers" of putting "every pos- sible handicap" in the way of troops in Korea. From various speakers came phrases like "disgraceful era of corruption" and "disloyal conduct of men in high places." There were Democrats, too, did not take th? pounding as philo- sophically as did George. National controls is one of "scarcity' would do damage to the that total economy by reducing employment in the marketing, transportation, and processing of farm products. Criticbing high supports for corn and other livestock feed grains. Morse said livestock producers and feeders are entitled to have "flex- ibility in the costs of their teed" to go along with flexibility in the Finally, his clothing ba'dly worn prices they receive for cattle, hogs, up. Absence from school brought the 'visiting teacher" looking around. He was Mike Locascio, an Optimist Dlub member, who took more than truant officer's interest in the boy and his dog. Mike made arrangements with juvenile authorities to send Bob on west to his family. But the boy was heart-broken when Jan. 28 he was placed on an Andrews-bound bus. without Motor. j The Optimist Club wasn't through however. Curtis Cook, president the club and managing editor ofj poultry and dairy products. He said present scarcity of pork and pork products and ac- companying high prices can be blamed on price supports which encourage farmers to store corn under government price supports rather than feed it to hogs. ment to accept the Molotov pro- posal. He asked which of the Big Four would be willing to present such a proposition regarding his own country to his own Parliament. Figl made his direct approach inside the chamber or the Big Four conference, io which the Austrian delegation had been invited. No Western Hope The Western foreign ministers already have written off hope of concluding an Austrian state treaty at this conference, although the de- ate on it will run into an cxtra- rdinary Sunday session. Western sources said it was hard o imagine anything more "brutal and cynical" than the Austrian reaty demands which Molotov has mt before the parley here, in- cluding a demand that Big Four troops remain in Austria, even aft- er the conclusion of an independ- ence treaty. The Austrian govern- ment also branded the program unacceptable. Meanwhile, Molotov was be- ieved to be in touch with Moscow and probably the Chinese Com- munist government at Peiping on the Western proposal for calling of a Korean peace conference April 15 at Geneva. Switzerland. Western Plan Under the Western plan, the Jnited States. Russia. Britain, and would send invitations to the conference, but Red China would not be one of the sponsor- ing powers. "Molotov has insisted that China 5e accepted as a great power and that what is needed is a five-pow- er meeting on the Far East. The argument which has been going on here, therefore, is over acceptance of Red Ctiina as a big power ori this point "Western officials ssy there will be absolutely no com- promise. Today's session was pegged to the Austrian question and while St- was still to be formally approved, the. first; Sunday1 meeting of the Big Four in Berlin was set for midafteraoon again on Austria. Some Western diplomats said they expected another secret meet- ing on the Far Eastern situation to be held Monday and it may be that the ministers will have an- other go round on the problems of Germany and European secur- ity. Western delegations now are pressing for conclusion of the work here late next week. The debate over Far Eastern Chairman Stephen Mitchell in Hel-I on whjch three secret ena, Mont, accused the GOP of 'a sinister campaign to plant in the mind of every person the dark suspicion that the Democratic par- ty is somehow the parly of com- munism." Adlai E. Stevenson Adlai R. Stevenson, the Demo- cratic presidential candidate in 1952, said last night perhaps "there is a lesson for us today" in the intemperate way Io which politics were conducted in Abra- ham Lincoln's time. "The results were very sad in- Stevenson said in a CBS television interview, recalling that before the Civil War Lincoln had pleaded for moderation in political strife between regions. A demand for the firing of GOP Chairman Leonard W. Hall was made in the House yesterday by Rep. Rabaut session have now been held, be- gan with Molotov's insistence the Big Four should be turned into a Big Five by the addition of China's Communist government. Secretary of State Dulles, Brit- ain's "Anthony Eden and France's Georges Bidault told him they would not deal on specific sub- a Korean peace settlement and an end to the war in Indochina. H-Bomb Test Draws Near By ROY ESSOYAN HONOLULU (M Preparations went to work. Yesterday, after two railroads had combined facilities to get Mo- tor to Odessa, Tex., he was placed in a truck owned by Glen Clark, president of the Odessa Optimists. Clark called last night to say that Motor, that short, black tail spinning furiously, had been re- united with Bob, still scrawny and spindly from his three-months stay on the river bank. "Oh said the boy as Motor yelped in joyous recognition. the Falls for fte commg hydrogen bomb test series in the Pacific are Hearing a climax, according to indications hi this strategic Pacific staging area. But there is no indication any of the planried series of tests has actually started. A recent rash of Pacific area earthquakes has prompted specula- tion that an H-bomb already has been exploded but seismologists flatly deny the possibility of any such connection. They say the big- gest bomb yet devised by man is still a peanut compared to the eruptions of nature. In 2 or 3 Weeks The tests, which will include the first trial of an actual combat- designed hydrogen bomb, are ex- pected in two or three weeks. Alvin Graves! director of the 1954 tests at the Marshall Islands Atom- ic Proving Grounds, passed through Honolulu two weeks ago and is presumably in the test area now. He did not answer his hotel phone during his stopover here. Maj. Gen. Percy W. Clarkson, commanding officer of Atomic Task Force Seven, left Honolulu a month ago, presumably for the Marshall Islands, and returned last week. Two days later he left .again, SHOP-BY-MAIL, THS NEW, CONVENIENT WAY! the new convenient service available to The Abilene Re- porter-News readers enables you, to make your purchases of the many items featured by Abilene merchants in each Sun- day's issue. The Shop-By-Mail coupons op- pear in this Sunday's issue on poge 2, Section B, Adopt the habit each week cf shopping the advertisements appearing each Sunday, for. convenience and to save time. in the same direction. An Army spokesm'an reported his arrivals and departures without further comment. An informant at Holmes and Narver, an engineering and con- tracting firm which supplies men and materiel for the atomic tests, said the movement of construction personnel to the test area is about over. He said it was expedited in the last three weeks. The Atomic Energy Commission notified airlines in advance of the 1952 tests to stay clear of the area. Because of: news leaks at that time they have now been told there will be no such advance warning this time. Emergency One airpline spokesman said that in case of any danger they would be notified on an emergency basis. The Weather Bureau provides a hint that the tests are still two or three weeks off at best. Prevailing winds .through February blow west to east across the Pacific and could carry dangerous atomic dust clouds to Hawaii and the United States. Official comment on the ap- proaching tests is nonexistent. Mil- itary and civilian spokesmen de- cline comment on anything to do Mishap Victim Succumbs Here Joseph H. Riney, 83, died at a. m. Saturday Hendrick Me- morial Hospital. Mr. Riney was injured Jan. 9 when he was struck by a motorcy- cle driven by James D. Turkett, 14, of 3309 South Seventh St., at the corner of South Seventh .and Sycamore StsJ Mr: Riney was born in Monroe City, Mo., in 1870 and moved to Merkel as a child with his parents. He was member of the Port- land Avenue Baptist Church, the Oddfellows and Woodmen of the World. Funeral will be held Monday at the Kiker-Warren Chapel with the Rev. C. S. Parser, pastor of the Portland Avenue Baptist Church, officiating, Assisting will be the Rev. J. H. Hamblen, former pastor the Evangelical Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oddfel- low Cemetery. Survivors include four brothers. J. J. Riney of Slaton, L. E. and B. H. Riney, both of Merkel, and Claude Hiney of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. J. M. Toombs, Mrs. N. C. Bush and Mrs. F. T.'Hcgan, all of Merkel; and a cumber of nieces and nephews Light Showers Merely Tease Abilene and neighboring got a small taste of rain early Saturday "and were due to be teased by light showers off and on through the day, the weathcrmar said. But, there wosa't enough mois- ture to measure in the early spin- kit and no great amount was due. temperature is expected to with the top-Kent subject They continue mild over ttw week end look hurt if you even mention the I with a low Saturday night of 45 to word. 1 SO and Sunday to. tht ;