Abilene Reporter News, February 18, 1954

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February 18, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas I'Z FAIR AND WARM ŒIit Mene Reporter EVENING r • ki r I r* AL VOL. LXXIII, No. 247'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SK ETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'* — Byron Associated Press (ÀP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 18, 1954—TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10e WINS PERMISSION — The course of true love was smoothed somewhat in New York when Park Avenue debutante Jean Lincoln Tanburn, left, won court permission to marry Irish Donelson Kelly, Jr., right, and still collect her inheritance even though her grandfather’s will stipulated that any relative who married outside Jewish faith would be cut off without a cent. An Apellate Court ruled that on a technicality the 21-year-old girl was really inheriting the money from her father. U. S. Fired 29 Workers As Disloyal WASHINGTON W-The number of officially disclosed 1953 government firings for disloyalty reasons rose to 29 today as the administration took steps toward analyzing 2,200 “security risk” cases. The figure of 29 covers only five big departments whose officials have been questioned about security separations by the House Appropriations Committee and whose testimony has been made public. The same departments reported 437 ‘‘security risks” had been dropped. Most recent agency to report was the Commerce Department. In testimony made public today, Asst. Secretary James C. Worthy told the committee 132 security firings or forced resignations last year included 23 persons classified as “cases involving alleged subversion or disloyalty.” Former Communist Previously, the Justice Department had reported 1 former Communist among its 8 security firings; the Treasury Department had listed 4 disloyalty cases among 130 dismissals; the Agriculture Department had told of 1 disloyalty case in an undisclosed number of security ousters, and the Post Office Department had reported 166 security releases with no disclosure of how many, if any, were dis- l0yal>    i    ,    , The State Department already has given its figures but the committee has not released them. Re- City League Panel Meets The 45 members of the advisory committee of the city’s Good Government League were to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the City Commission Room at the City Hall to try to choose candidates for City Commission and Board of Education offices. James Binion, president of the Abilene Good Government League, said Thursday morning, “It is hoped this committee will be favorable to all persons. I think it is about as good as anyone could get.” Binion went on to say that as soon as the candidates are secured they will be presented at a mass meeting at which it is hoped as many persons as possible will attend.    .    .    „ Offices to be filled in the April 6 city election are two City Commission places and three Board of Education places. The two commission offices are now held by J. Floyd Malcom and C. T. Conerly while the school posts are held by Ollie McMinn, Mrs. Thomas E. Roberts, and Morgan Jones Jr. Malcom and McMinn have already announced that they will not seek re-election. The League plans to nominate one candidate for each of the five jobs to be filled in the April 6 city election. portedly, there have been 534 se curity firings in the State Department with 11 or 12 involving disloyalty. On that basis, with the State Department figures unofficial, the committee has received reports showing that out of 971 security cases in six departments, 40 or 41 has involved persons found or suspected to be disloyal. Sen. Olin D. Johnston (D-SC) said, meanwhile, the administration’s promise of a limited analysis of the security risks will not stop his demands for a Senate investigation of the w'hole issue. Could Mean Anything Johnston told reporters the promised analysis “could mean anything it only confuses the confusion.” He said that as he understands the plan the analysis will leave many questions unanswered and there is no assurance the administration will make it public. Announcement that the Civil Service Commission had ordered an analysis of the 2,200 cases was made late yesterday by Chairman Philip Young. Young said it would be “futile and meaningless” to attempt an analysis assigning a specific reason for separation in each case. He said it would be the rare case in which only one reason was involved. He said he had requested from employing agencies the number separated whose personnel files contained information indicating (1) subversive activities or associations; (2) sex perversion; (3) conviction on felony or misdemeanor charges; and (4) any other type of information falling within the government security regulations. Young said some of the separations were by dismissal, some by resignation, and that not all who quit were aware their files contained derogatory material. Young’s statement did not say whether the report would be made public. South Korean Defies U.S. Troop Warning SEOUL UP?—South Korea’s provost marshal declared today in the face of American warnings that he will block the departure of Indian troops unless India meets ROK condition. Lt. Gen. Won Yong Duk insisted that India guarantee the safety of 76 Korean War prisoners en route to India and warned, “I wdll carry out my plan if this assurance is not given.” “I could mobilize all patriotic Republic of Korea personnel, military and civilian,” Won declared. “Many will volunteer.” Lt. Gen. K. S. Thimayya. Indian chairman of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission, said about 200 Indians would make the 60-mile train trip as scheduled. “So far as I know there has been no change in plans,” he said. The Indian general said he has not received Won’s Tuesday letter and would ignore it. Sent to India The 76 Koreans, along with 12 Chinese POWs, asked to live in neutral nations and were sent to India until arrangements are completed. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor warned South Korea yesterday that his 8th Army will permit no interference with the departure of Indian troops which guarded unrepatriated war prisoners for about four months in the demilitarized zone. And ROK Foreign Minister Pyun Yung Tai said his government would not revoke its pledge of safe passage for the Indians from the neutral zone to the port of Inchon. The next group of Indian troops is scheduled to make the rail trip to Inchon tomorrow. An Indian spokesman said about 200 soldiers will travel along the usual route, which has been guarded by American tanks, machine gunners and infantry, plus ROK national police units. Replied to Warning South Korea’s Defense Minister Sohn Won II replied to Taylor’s warning. He said the U. N. Command, in addition to being responsible for the Indian’s safety, should be responsible for obtaining assurances of the prisoners’ safety. Korea Political Meet Church of Chris! Preacher Banished From Italian Town LEGHORN, Italy UPi—Police yesterday ordered Lido Petrini, an Italian preacher of the Texas-sponsored Church of Christ, to leave Leghorn and not return for five years. Wyndal Hudson of Sea graves, Tex., pastor of the church, said the police action would be protested. Petrini had been taken into custody Sunday after delivering a sermon and was charged with disturbing public order. The Church of Christ has been trying for years to obtain recognition in Italy as a religious denomination. Such recognition would entitle it to function more freely under Italian laws. There are 25 Churches of Christ in Italy. Ex-Commissioner, Luther Webb, Dies WARM TODAY Strong West Wind To Kick Up Dust Friday Morning Cooler weather and dust is due In Abilene Friday as a cool front moves in from the west between sunup and mid-morning, the U. S. Weather Bureau said. Strong westerly winds Friday morning are expected to reach 30 to 40 miles an hour, a weatherman said. A predicted high temperature of T5 degrees Thursday was expected to give way to a high Friday in the 60s. Lew Thursday night will b*At°9:30 a. m. Thursday the cool front extended along a line from northwestern North Dakota, across Wyoming and central Utah, and western Arizona. Luther J. Webb, 75, who prior to his retirement four years ago had been Taylor County Commissioner of Precinct 1 for 14 years, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital. He suffered a heart attack four days ago. He had been in the hospital since that time. Mr. Webb was born April 13, 1878, in Arkansas. His parents moved to Collin County when he and his twin brother, Lucian Webb, were babies. They lived there for a time, moved to Ellis County and then to Johnson County near Cleburne. Mr. Webb left there and came to the Potosí community south of Abilene in 1900. He was married in Johnson County to Maude Simpson in 1899. He lived on a farm at Potosi for a number of years and then moved to Hawley where he operated the telephone service. Later he came to Abilene, and was a parts man for the Fulwiler Motor Co. (now the Mcllwain Motors) for 13 years. University Church Deacon He was a member of the University Baptist Church and had been a deacon of the church for majiy years. He was a charter member of the Optimist Club and had been active in promoting Boys Ranch. Beginning in 1917, he was choir director at the University Baptist Church for 14 years. He was a teacher of singing and had held school in North, East and Central Texas. He was also director of the Young Peoples’ Department of the University Baptist Church for many years. He made his home at 1802 Hickory St. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Jones of Abilene; one grandson; his twin brother, Lucian Webb, of 824 Beech St.; three sisters, Mrs. J, O. El* Indochina Peace Talks Possible BERLIN (AP)—Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, in a closing speech to the Berlin conference, said tonight the Big Four has reached an agreement for a Korean political conference and, if Communist China wants it, a chance of restoring peace in Indochina. He also disclosed that “we have agreed to pursue the Four-Power search for agreement on reduction of armaments as recommended by the United Nations.” He expressed confidence that if and when the Soviet Union realizes “that freedom is not so greatly to be feared” it will become possible also to unify Germany and achieve the independence of Austria. Earlier the ministers reached agreement on plans for a Korean peace talk about April SECRET HEARINGS — Acting Secy, of State Walter Bedell Smith, left, and Adm. Arthur Radford, Chief of Naval Operations, confer with Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ), right, as they appear before Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Committee began secret hearings on Indochina this week with Democrats demanding to know how the Administration plans to stop Communist onrush short of outright intervention. (Related story on page 7-A) HAYS TO ARRIVE TONIGHT Parr Hires Famed Attorney For Fight Against Rangers 15 in Geneva. The proposed Geneva conference would embrace about 20 nations — 16, including American. Britain, France and South Korea, which fought on the U.N. side in Korea— and Russia, Red China and North Korea. Today — last of the Berlin talks —Dulles and Foreign Minister Eden, Bidault and Molotov held their sixth secret session on sponsoring the new conference. They met for an hour and 15 minutes. Then they broke up to reassemble later in a bigger open meeting at which American officials believed they would almost certainly resolve the dispute over Chinese participation by making clear that it would not mean recognition. British officials, announcing the accord while the minister* were still in their linal session, said details would be made public later tonight. The acUon came after a new debate on methods of easing the complexities of life in divided Ger LUTHER WEBB liott of Albuquerque, N. M., Mrs. R. M. Brown of Wichita Falls, Mrs. M. A. Cooper of Grand View; two half-sisters, Mrs. Glenn Waldrop of Bronte, Mrs. Clara May Rampy of Clarendon; and one half-brother, Mack Dee Webb of Abilene; and his step-mother, Mrs. W, D. Webb, 2018 Beech St. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the University Baptist Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Sterling Price, and a former pastor, the Rev. C. A. Powell of Crowell, officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Elliott’s Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be L. S. Perry, W. A. Stephenson, H. C. McDer-mitt, Pete Southall, W. C. Ribble and H. B. Richards. The board of deacons of the University Baptist Church will be honorary pallbearer*. ___ SAN DIEGO Wh—A famed New York lawyer will represent George Parr in his court fight against two Texas Rangers. Arthur Garfield Hays, counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, has been retained and will arrive in Corpus Christi tonight, Dist. Atty. Raeburn Norris said today. Parr, South Texas political chief who lives in Duval County, has filed a petition charging that Ranger Capt. Alfred Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge threatened to kill him. Hearing on the petition will be held in Houston Monday. Meanwhile, Judge Arthur Klein of Brownsville said he would sit on the bench tomorrow when hearing is held here on a petition of State Atty. Gen. John Ben Shep-perd for an injunction against destruction or concealment of Duval County records. Judge Klein said he would be here at the request of the regular district judge here, C. Woodrow Laughlin, who is a friend of Parr and is under ouster proceedings. Judge Klein granted a temporary order on Shepperd’s petition when he sat on the bench here Feb. 10 while Laughlin was absent to hear arguments in the ouster proceedings. From Rio Grande City, where he was sitting at a trial. Judge Laughlin said he would be here Saturday, when Shepperd’s petition to dismiss the Duval County grand jury will be heard. Asked if he would sit on the bench for that, Laughlin said he hadn’t asked anyone to sit for him. SAN DIEGO, Tex. George Parr, embattled South Texas political king-pin, moved today to get top legal counsel in his fight against Texas Ranger Capt. Alfred Allee and his men. In New York City, famed attorney Arthur Garfield Hays—counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union—said he expected to know today whether he would represent Parr. “They have spoken to me about it,” Hays told the Associated Press last night, and added that he was willing to take the case although he had not been retained officially. Parr, long-time South Texas political leader who succeeded his father to power in the 79th Judicial District, has been the object of a two-pronged federal-state investigation in Duval County. County funds and funds of two school dis tricts have been gone over carefully. U.S. Atty. Gen. Herbert Brownell Jr. has said Parr’s income tax returns were under scrutiny of the Treasury Department. State Auditor C. H. Cavness today was to deliver to Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd of Texas the results of his prolonged study of the impounded county and school district records. Cavness and a team of assistants have been poring over the records for seven full days. Shepperd says they found what they were looking for. The Duval County grand jury, which Shepperd seeks to dissolve, has postponed until next week the appearance of Parr as a witness. Another Parr attorney, John G. Pichinson of Corpus Christi, asked the jury not to call Parr until a tion and an Austrian independence treaty seemed to be in the same deadlock—unless Molotov was willing to change radically his insistence on keeping, Soviet troops in Austria. Molotov has spent much time in the Berlin Big Four meeting, which closes today, arguing for a Big Five conference including the Chinese Reds. The West has rejected this and insisted the Big Four here should sponsor a limited conference of all interested nations on: 1—Korea, 2—Indochina. Secretary of State Dulles, Britain’s Anthony Eden and France’* Georges Bidault went into their sixth secret session with Molotov today hoping that no last-minute maneuver on his part would make a Korean conference agreement impossible. The secret session lasted only an hour and 15 minutes, the shortest of the entire Berlin conference. This gave rise to some belief that agree-1 ment in some field had been many and after Russia refused to I reached. The long meetings have (Related Story on Page 2-A) hearing in federal court at Houston, set for Monday, was over. The three-judge federal panel is to hear Parr’s petition for protection against Allee and other Rangers. Accuses Rangers Parr says Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge want to kill him. Hays appeared in the so-called Scopes “Monkey Trial" in Tennessee in 1925 along with such legal luminaries as William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow. In 1933 he represented the defendants charged with burning the Reichstag building in Germany as Adolf Hitler cemented his climb to Nazi power. make any concession on Austria’s continued occupation. Earlier American authorities said the Big Four had approached agreement on the Geneva parley, awaiting only Molotov** concurrence in a clause spelling out that the meeting itself would not constitute U.S. recognition of the Peiping government. The Geneva meeting would be the one major dividend from the otherwise fruitless Berlin conference. In the first hour and a half of the last session the Big Four heard two new proposals from Austria for an independence treaty, listened to a flat veto from Russia’s V. M. Molotov and buried the issue finally. Austrian Foreign Minister Leo- Mason Quits Group After Manion Fired U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY — Fair to partly cloudy and 'warm Thursday and .    —. ,    . , . .    ___.    |    Thursday night. Cooler with dusty condi- pold    Hg!    tried to meet Moscow S,    tj0n* Friday. High Temperature Thursday demands for indefinite occupation ■ l?1fp‘treesthLo^.    n‘*wt    so. High even after an independence treaty j north central tfxas: Partly is signed with (1) a suggestion cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday, that    the    trnnn*    stav    thi»rA    until    «»««“red thunderstorms east and south mat    tne    troops    Stay    mere    until    portions late tonight end early Friday. June 30, 1955 and (2) barring that, cooler Friday, the occupation diplomatic missions WEST TEXAS WHAT’S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES OKAY5 RECOMMENDATIONS —Sen. Flanders says Ike's recommendations for meeting nation's current economic situation "just right." Poge 10-B. TOPS TO A TEXAN—Good old mountain music still good enough for many o Texan. Page 1-B. SPECIAL TAGS—"Ham" opera-tors get auto tags bearing call letters. Page 1-B. CONTRACT AWARDED—Abilene firm gets contract to build WASHINGTON OÏF-Rep. Mason (R-Ill) today resigned from President Eisenhower’s Commission on Inter-Governmental Relations in protest against the dismissal of Clarence Manion as chairman. And from several Republican senators there was a chorus of outcry against the White House treatment of Manion, former dean of the Notre Dame Law School. Manion disclosed late yesterday that he had resigned by request. He declared he had been let out because he supports a proposed constitutional amendment by Sen. Bricker (R-Ohlo) to limit treaty powers. Manion said his resignation was requested by Sherman Adams, presidential aide. Needed Approval Since Manion was a presidental appointtee,* Adams obviously could not have acted without Eisenhower's approval. Mason, in a statement announcing he was resigning, directed his fire at Adams. Mason said Adams’ action “smacks of autocratic dictatorship” and puts the commission “in the same helpless condition as a strong man would be with his head suddenly severed from his body." He called Manion “one of the biggest men in the country—a man big enough and capable enough to be President of the United States." “For a man of that calibre to be fired from a position of national importance by a presidential assistant because of his expressed convictions that we need the Bricker amendment is nothing short of a national calamity," Mason added. “Such action smacks of autocratic dictatorship." The Senate was debating the Bricker amendment yesterday when it received word of Manion’s dismissal. Bricker, whose amendment has been opposed vigorously by President Eisenhower, arose to tell his colleagues “there is a threatening storm ahead when men of great ability who do not see alike with the leaders of an administration" cannot continue to serve In an official position. Sen. Jenner (R-Ind) jumped to his feet to demand that “whatever accusations have been made against this fine American statesman” be brought out in the open and that Manion be given an opportunity to “confront his accusers.” “It is a dangerous age if a man like Manion can be made to walk the plank because he has funds mental views he believes in," Jenner thundered. Manion said in a statement yesterday that a Feb. 2 demand by Sherman Adams, chief of the White House staff, for his resigna tion confirmed columnists’ reports that he was to be fired because he had been making speeches in favor of the Bricker amendment. “The Bricker amendment em bodies a principle that I have open ly supported for years," Manion declared. “My devotion ’to this principle was well known at the time of my appointment as chair man of the commission.’* 41c PER DAY BRINGS WANT AD PROFITS! That's right! Your Abilene Re-porter-News want ad costs you only 41c per day when you utilize our weekly rate. You may cancel your od when resuits are obtained, of course. More than 20,000 monthly want ad users are placing their wants and desires before our 144,462 recders to make quick profits. You can do the same by dialing 2-7841 right now! Get in the want ad habit and get immediate action Call now so you won't forget! You may place word ads until 4 P. M. daily. Sunday word ads must be placed before 12:00 Saturday. Sunday space ods must be received not later than noon on Friday. been those in which there was no merging of opinion at all. Highly placed informants said tine* Western ministers still were insistent that the conference initially Include only the 20 govern-ments most interested In the Korean War—the 16 U.N. member* which sent troops there, South Korea, Communist North Korea, Red China and Russia. They insisted such neutrals as India be barred. THE WEATHER retain certain control authority. To both, Molotov said no. Last Airing Then the Big Four, nearing the adjournment gong, moved to the German and European security question for its last airing. Before them still was a wrapup of final arrangements for a Korean peace conference. Earlier today they neared agreement in principle to set one up in Geneva In April. Molotov’s last word on this was still to be heard. It was also considered probable that the four would issue a statement favoring disarmament efforts in line with a resolution adopted by the United Nations last fall, which called on all nations to work for arms cutbacks. But the great problem of German unification was without any solu- Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday, scattered thundershowers Del Rlo-Eagie Pass area late tonight and early Friday. Cooler Friday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS:    Partly cloudy with widely scattered shower« this afternoon and tonight, wanner north portion tonight. Friday scattered thundershowers. cooler in northwest portion. Fresh southeast wind* on the coast, becoming fresh to strong southerly Friday and shifting to northerly late Friday and Friday night. TEMPERATURES Wed. P.M. «6_____ m 67 68 «2 57 55 54 54 53 53 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5:30 6:30 7:30 8 30 9:30 10:30 1130 12:30 Thurs. A.M. 50 50 50 50 52 51 50 53 58 62 65 «8 Sunset last night 8:27 p m. Sunrise today 7:19 a.m. Sunset tonight 6:28 p.m. Barometer reading at 12 30 p.m. 28 05. Relative humidity at 12:30 p.m. 46'*. Maximum temperature for 24 hours ead* ire at 8:30 a.m. 70. Minimum temperature lor 34 hours ending at 6:30 a.m. 46. IN SUMMER OF 1955 Porter to Direct Baptist Choir on European Tour Euell Porter, chairman of the voice and church music department at Hardin-Simmons University, said Thursday that he will accept an invitation to direct a South Baptist Convention choir on a European tour in the summer of 1955. The choir will represent the convention at the Baptist World Alliance in London that summer and will tour Europe with a repertory of sacred music afterwards, Porter said. He was asked to direct the choir, which will include 40 singers from ail over the South, by Dr. BUI Marshall, former president of Wayland College, who is planning the tour. “I don’t believe tl^e Southern Baptists have ever sent a choir to Europe before," Porter said Thursday. It will be his first trip there and his first visit to the Alliance meeting. The Alliance represents Baptists from over 50 countries. Porter will choose choir members from among singers recommended by associations throughout the convention. Each association which has a nominee picked will pay for its choir member’s expenses on the tour. Porter explained. . (. EUELL PORTER . . .to World Alliance J. D. Riddle, head of the convention’s department of music, an nounced Porter's selection as director of the choir at services in the New First Baptist Church sanctuary Wednesday night. ;

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