Abilene Reporter News, February 17, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

February 17, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas MILD gfetlew "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 246 Auotuxtd Pna (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 17, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Ike Asks Atom Plan Authority 'iO WASHINGTON WI President asked today for an of atomic security regula- tions 30 he can: (A) give informa- tion to U.S. allies on battle use ol nuclear weapons. (B) cooperate with them on peaceful uses for atomic energy, and (C) encourage private U.S. industry to develop atomic power. In a special message to Con- gress, the President said the re- strictions of the 1946 atomic secur- ity law are out of line with the realities of 1954. Implying anew that the United States now has an actual hydrogen bomb, he said "the thermonuclear weapon today dwarfs in de- structive power all atomic weap- ons." And the existing restrictions on atomic information, he said, "im- pede the proper exploitation of nu- clear energy for the benefit of the American people and of our friends throughout the free world." He told the legislators In sum- mary: "In respect to defense considera- tions, our atomic effectiveness will be increased if certain limited in- formation on the use of atomic weapons can be imparted more readily to nations allied with us in common defense. "In respect to peaceful applica- tions of atomic energy, these can be developed more rapidly and their benefits more widely realized through broadened co-operation with friendly nations and through greater participation by American industry." He added: "The thermonuclear weapons (hydrogen bom non-existent eight years today dwarfs in destructive power all atomic weap- ons. The practicability of construct- ing a submarine with atomic pro- pulsion was questionable in 1946; three weeks ago the launching of the U.S.S. Nautilus made it cer- tain that the use of atomic energy for ship propulsion will ultimately become widespread. "In 1946, too, economic indus- trial power from atomic energy sources seemed very remote: to- day, it is in largely matter of further research and aevelopment, and ttw establishment of conditions Jn'-waich the spirit ol enterprise can flourish Tie said with emphasis; however, that changes should "make it clear that .the authority granted must be exercised 'only in accordance with conditions prescribed by the Presi- dent to protect the common de- fense and security." And he stressed that no secrets are to be given away which would be of military advantage to potential Under present law, the President said, this country cannot give its allies "practical information essen- tial to their effective participation with us in combined military op- erations and planning, and to their own defense against atomic attack." "Our own security will he said, "as our allies gain in- formation concerning the use of See IKE ASKS, PS- 3-A, Col. 5 Rich Clyde Rancher's LEX1E DEAN ROBERTSON funeral pending STRICKEN AT HOME HERE Cpl. Batchelor Marries Wife Ex-Poet Laureate Dies Unexpectedly RISING STAR, Feb. 17 (RNS) Lexie Dean Robertson, 60, well-known writer and former poet laureate of Texas, died suddenly Tuesday night at the home of friends in Abilene. Mrs. Robertson had come to Abi- lene for a routine physical check- up, and her death was unexpected, friends said. She was stricken shortly after dinner at their home and died about p.m. Her body was brought here by a Higginbotham Funeral Home ambulance Tues- day night. Funeral services are pending arrival of relatives from out of state. To Rising.Star in 1920 Mrs. Robertson, known for her poems and novels about her state and much in demand as a speak- er, had lived in Rising Star since 1920 when she came here with her husband, the late J..F. Robert- son. Mr. Robertson was manager of the Rising Star Chamber of Commerce for about 30 years. He died in May, 1953. They were married on Aug. 16, 1911, at Denton, where both were students at North Texas State Teachers College. After receiving their de- grees there in 1913, they did post- graduate work at the .University of Oklahoma ol Chics' Byans, ____ Mrs. Robertson taught English and served as principal of Rising Star High School'for live or six years in the 192Q'i, The couple had no children. 'Red Heels' Firit Book "Red her first book of poetry, was published in 1928 and gained such popularity that It went through 10 editions. Her second book, "I Keep a Shepperd Says Hell Represent Rangers SAN DIEGO, Tex. Gen. John Ben Shepperd says he wUl represent Ranger Capt. Alfred Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge in a hearing before three federal judges. Political leader George Parr yes- terday asked for federal court pro- tection against the two Rangers, claiming they want to kill him. Parr also claimed that Shepperd had "backed down" in an investi- gation of Duval County and school district records. Brightest Hope But John Rutledge, new head of the Freedom Party orgamzed to oppose Parr, said Shepperd had given the 79th Judicial District "the brightest hope we've had in 20 years." He was referring to Shepperd's investigation of the county and school district funds. Hutledge, a 44-year-old rancher, said the Freedom Party was opti- mistic about this year's elections and added: "The people aren't afraid any more." Sheoperd said his agents in Du- val County had "found what we wanted to. find" and recommended that impounded records be re- turned to the county officials they were taken from. Termed Back Down It was this action which Parr construed as a "back but the attorney general said he want- ed county officials to be able to keep up with their work. He said he kept three envelopes of mater- ial to be held for evidence. Parr, "the Duke of said he didn't know what was in the envelopes Shepperd kept, but he said he was ready to answer in court any charges that might be filed against him; Two-headed Probe State and federal agents, in a two-headed probe, have been checking into how public funds have been soent in Duval County and its two school districts. So has the Duval County grand jury, but Shepperd says it is dominated by Parr and is seeking its dismissal. Shepperd says Parr can tell seven of the grand jury members what to do because of financial or political obligations. Parr said yesterday he would ap- pear before the grand jury today in answer to a subpoena. He asked Federal Judge James V. Allred to order Allee and Bridge to leave him alone. Hearing Set AUred issued an order for the two to appear In Houston Monday before Federal Judges T If. Kennedy, Allan B. and Sen Connally to show cause why Parr should not be granted an in- junction. Farr indicated he would be in Houston Monday but would say nothing more about the injunction application. The two Rangers 'are under in- dictment now on assault to murder Parr. The indictment, by the Jim Wells County grand jury, grew out of a courthouse brawl in which Parr received a bloody ear and his nephew. Sheriff Archer Parr of Duval had his glasses slapped off. was published as win- ner of the Book Publications Award of the Texas Poetry Society. She issued "Acorn on the Roof" when she was appointed poet laur- eate by the Texas Legislature. Periodicals to which she had contributed included Good House- Ladies' Home Journal, Century, Country Gentleman, Southwest Review, Kaleidograph, Contemporary Verse, The Bucca- aneer, Holland's, Poetry and the Play the New York World, the Texas Federation News, and many others. She had given readings from her See ROBERTSON, Pg. 3-A, Col. 3 House Group Okays Tax Cuis For Millions WASHINGTON in The'House Ways and Means Committee today approved tax cuts for. millions" of retired workers, amounting to about 300 million dollars a year. Urement income from personal ih< come taxes. The exemption would apply to all types of from pensions, dividends, rents, annui- ties, or other investments. And it would apply regardless of age to all retired workers, even those be- low 65. It would take effect with the 1954 tax bill which falls due in early 1955. The plan was approved as part of a general revision of tax laws. Presumably it would boost the to- tal annual tax reduction under the program from about two billion dollars, as estimated by the Treas- ury, to about Under present law, retirement income gets no special treatment except that generally a worker is not taxed on pension or annuity benefits which he himself pur- chased through regular contribu- tions. The committee defeated a mo- tion sponsored by some Republi- cans to limit the exemption to per- sons with retirement income of less than a year. Earlier, Republicans on the com- mittee were reported planning ac- tioni probably within two weeks, to cancel about three billion dol- lars in annual tax cuts set for April 1. For 2nd Time By WILLIAM C. BARNARD TOKYO Claude Batche- or, war prisoner who left the Communists for the love of a Ja- mnese girl, looked at the leaden kies and misting rain in Tokyo oday and exclaimed: What a of a day to get married." Then he got the ;econd Kyoko Araki, the Fapanese he has considered his wife since July 1949. Swift Ceremony It was a swift sort )f swearing-in process at the American Embassy here. They iope to go to the United States ogether next month, to his home it Kermit, Tex. He is 22 and she is 28. They were married five years ago in a Shinto ceremony in Tokyo. The Japanese marriage never was recorded. He was captured by the Reds the next 'ear. He was among a group of 22 iro-Communist American prison- ers who refused repatriation. But early New Year's Day, he slipped out of his prison compound in the Corean neutral'zone and told an ndian guard he wanted to go home. She's All Smiles He later credited letters from lis Japanese "wife as .playing an mportant part in .this decision She was aE smiles today: She wore a black- and white striped suit, a green sweater, alack shoes and new fur coat. He wore las uailfrm and- oversell cap. _ _ The short ceremony took place in the of Erich W, A. Hoff- mann, of Milwaukee, a vice con- sul. Outside in the rain, Batchelor suddenly remembered something. 'Lord, I forgot to ask the hos- pital for an overnight pass for to- heisaid. 'Can you his wife asked. think I he said. "Let's go to the hospital and see." Tokyo Army Hospital gave him a pass until 8 a.m. tomorrow. It's Menkens Night1 At New Sanctuary Tonight will be "Jenkens Night" at the new First Baptist Church as Dr. Millard A. Jenkens, pastor of the church for a third of a cen- tury, preaches a Dedication Week :rmon. The minister, elder statesman of Baptistdom, has lived in Abilene for about 38 years. During de- cades as pastor of the church he received more than into membership, conducted nearly 3.- 000 funerals and performed nearly marriage ceremonies. Tonight's services will be the first of three to be conducted by former pastors of the church. Thursday night's speaker, for both a Brotherhood dinner and the reg- ular p.m. servica, will be Dr. Jesse Northeutt of Fort Worth, Dr. James Sullivan and his wife will arrive in Abilene tonight from Nashville, Tenn., and will be here for the remainder of the week of dedication of the new sanctuary. Dr. Sullivan will be the Friday night speaker. Something new will be tried at the meeting tonight of Sunday School workers preceding regular services. Television sets will be installed so that the Baptists can view i film taken of their opening day services last Sunday. The TV sound-pictures, first ever taken in Abilene of an actual church ser- vice, will be shown beginning1 at p. m., Dr. Elwln Sidles, pas- tor, announced. New Organ Arriving The church's new organ began arriving today and the first of three truck loads of parti WM un- ,1 DR. M. A. JENKENS pastor three decades loaded here. Installation will be- gin in, about 10 days, Dr. Skiles said. The work is due com- pleted by Raster. Delegations from several towns a'nd individuals and couple's from many neighboring cities were present Tuesday night at the church. Guests were registered from Colorado City. Sweetwater, Stephenville, Odessa, Tuscola, An- son, Waco, Fort Worth, Bellinger, Cisco, Houston, San Antonio, Win- SM BAPTISTS, Pg. iA, Cot, 1 Brother Faces Charge Bond Not Fixed In Pistol Killing Rep. Ratiiff Named On Slate TV Panel STAMFORD, Feb. 17 (RNS) David Ratiiff of Stamford, state representative from the 85th Dis- rict, was appointed on the newly created State Commission on Edu- cational Television. Appointment was made by Dr. J. W. Edgar, head of the Texas Education' Agency. Hatliff will be the only member chosen from the House of sentatives. The remainder of the seven-member commission wil consist of one person from each of the following: the Senate, the Governor's staff, the Attorney Gen- eral's staff, Texas State Library, The University of Texas, and Tex- as College. The Legislature set up the com- mission last year, and the person- nel is just now being named. Texas Lawmakers Appeal for Canal WASHINGTON W Both U.S senators from Texas appeared yes terday before a Senate appropria tions subcommittee in support of a appropriation for a sea level canal between Victoria, Tex. and Intercoastal Waterway. The money asked would start construction o! the first 13V4 miles of the project t _________ SINBAD'S Sinbad the-gorilla isn't mad at anyone.. He's "just gagging it upfor the photographer with his keeper Bay Hoff. The keeper is holding Sinbad's sixth birthday cake. Sinbad has taken over the number one popularity spot at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago when he succeeded the famed gorilla Bushman. By GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-News Staff Writer BAIRD, Feb. charge of murder was filed here Wednesday morning against Ernest Windham in connection the fatal shooting of his brother, John Windham, 69, about noon Tuesday. John died of a .32 calibre bullet fired through his head from an automatic pistol as he sat in a pickup truck at his ranch seven miles north of Clyde. Ernest is being held in Callahan County jail here. County Attorney Felix Mitchell, who filed the murder charge with Justice of the Peace W. L. Bowlus, said Wednesday morning that no bond has been set and that the accused man has not requested bond or an examining trial. An investigation of the shooting is being continued. Offi- cers investigating are Callahan County Sheriff Joe Pierce, Texas Ranger Jim Riddle of Breekenridge, District At- torney Wiley Caffey of Abilene and Mitchell. Funeral Today Funeral for the slain man is to be held at 3.p.m. Wed- nesday in the Baptist Church of Clyde, with Bailey .Funeral lonie of Clyde directing bur- al in Baird Cemetery. Born Jan. 22, 1885 at Oplin, John V'indham spept his entire life in Callahan County and attended Sim- mons College at Abilene. He was he eldest son of "the late Tom Windham of Oplin who for many 'ears was president of the- First National Bank here until his death about two years ago. John was married in 1903 to the ormer Maggie Straley, who sur- Mew Report Card Asked that they understand the preseh report card verv well, 50 fairly well and one not at all. There were 114 who said they think the present report card helps a majority of pils, 49 that it neither helps nor hinders, and 14 that it hinders. One hundred one teachers stated they like the present card fairly well, 64 very well and 21 not at all. Thai makes a total of 122 of the 187 answering who either like It only fairly well or not at all. While 78 teachers said they be- lieve they could prepare a better reporting method, 92 said they couldn't. On the question. "How many returned their completed question- j years have you been using the naires. They voted 988 to 711 that Abilene city schools' elementary Recommendation that the pres- ent N elementary-school re- port card system be changed will be given to the Abilene School Board by the citizens' advisory committee. That panel voted unanimously. Tuesday'night to recommend such action, after it tabulated earlier in the evening the results of ques- tionnaire's filled out by elementary- school parents and teachers. The questions had been sent to all homes and all teachers of ele- mentary-school (grades 1 through 6) pupils, to see whether patrons the present and instructors like reporting method. Nearly 60 per cent of the parents THE WEATHER TJS. COMMERCE KEATHEC BUREAU ABILENE AND VldHrTY. to PRrtJy cloudy -and mild 'Wednesday and Thursday.- High- temperature .both oc. Partly cloudy winner tUrong TEXAS: Fair Wednesday. Partly cloudy Vtdnwday night Thursday. Pd temperatures. Moderate easterly wiudi on -the coast, becomlne moderate to tresh southeasterly Thursday. SOCTTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and mild through Thursday Moder- ate easterly winds