Abilene Reporter News, February 18, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

February 18, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND WARM EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SK ETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS iT GOES" Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 247 Axocimted (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 18, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC WINS PERMISSION The course of true love -was smoothed somewhat in New York when Park Avenue debutante Jean Lincoln Tanburn, left, won court permis- sion to marry Irish Donelson Kelly, Jr., right, and still col- lect 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 number of officially disclosed 1953 govern- ment firings for disloyalty reasons rose to 29 today as the adminis- tration took steps toward analyzing "security risk" cases. The figure of 29 covers only five big departments whose officials have been questioned about secur- ity separations by the House Ap- propriations 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 tes- timony made public today, Asst. Secretary James C. Worthy told the committee 132 security firings or forced resignations last year in- cluded 23 persons classified as "cases involving alleged subver- sion or disloyalty." Former :Cornir.unist, Previously, the -Justice Depart- ment had reported i former Com- munist a-monrits 8 security firings; the Treasury Department had list- ed 4 disloyalty cases among 130 dismissals; the Agriculture Depart- ment had told" of 1 disloyalty case in an undisclosed number of se- curity ousters, and the Post Of- fice Department had reported 166 security releases with no disclosure of how many, if any, were dis- loyal. The State Department already has given its figures but the com- mittee has not released them. He- City League Panel Meeh 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 Ed- ucation offices. t James Binion, president of the Abilene Good Government League, said Thursday morning, "It is hoped this committee will be fa- vorable 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 se- cured 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 city election are two City Com- mission 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 al- ready announced that they will not re-election. The League plans to nominate one candidate for each of the five jobs to be filled in the April 6 city election. ortedly, there have been 534 se: urity firings in the State Depart- ient with 11 or 12 involving dis- loyalty. On that basis, with the State De- artment figures unofficial, the ommittee has received reports bowing that out of 971 security ases in six departments, 40 or 41 as involved persons found or sus- ected to be disloyal- Sen. Olin D. Johnston (D-SC) aid, meanwhile, the administra- on's promise of a limited analysis E the security risks will not stop his demands for a Senate investt- ation of the whole issue. Could Mean Anything Johnston told reporters the prom- sed analysis mean anything only contuses the confusion." fe said that as he understands the. plan the -analysis will'-leave many questions" unanswered "anc there is no" assurance the admin- itration will. make it public. Announcement. thatY-thec.Ciri ervice Commission had ordered an analysis of the cases was lade late yesterday by Chairman 'hiiip Young. Young said it would be "futile nd meaningless" to attempt an nalysis assigning a specific -rea- on for separation in each case le said it would be the rare case n which only one reason was in- olved. He said he had requested from mploying agencies the number eparated whose personnel files -ontained information indicating 1) subversive activities or asso- iations; (2) sex perversion; (3) onviction on felony or misdemean- r charges; and (4) any other type f information falling within the government security regulations. Young said some of the separa- tions were by dismissal, some by esignation, and that not all who quit were aware their files con- fined derogatory material Young's statement did not say whether the report would be made lUblic. WARM TODAY Strong West Wind To Kick Up Dust Friday Morning Cooler weather and dust Is.due in Abilene Friday as cool frori moves in from the west betweei sunup arid the TJ. S Weather Bureau said. Strong westerly winds Frida; morning are expected to reach 30 to 40 miles an ;hour.. a weathw "man said.-''-- A predicted high-temperature, o TS iThursSsy expected to give way to a: high Fria.yjn the 60s. Thursday night will At a. Tbnrsday the coo front extended atong a line from northwesteri) North Dakota, acros Wyoming arid central Utah, an wtstera Arizona. South Korean Defies U.S. Troop Warning SEOUL Korea's pro- vost marshal declared today in the ace of American warnings that he will block the departure of Indian troops unless India meets ROK con- dition. Lt. Gen. Won Yong Duk insisted that India guarantee the safety of [6 Korean War prisoners en route o India and warned, "I will carry out my plan if this assurance is not given." 'I could mobilize all patriotic Republic of Korea personnel, mili- tary and civilian." Won declared. "Many will volunteer." Lt. Gen. K. S. Thimayya, Indian chairman of tile Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission, said about 200 Indians would make the 60-mile train trip as scheduled. "So far as I know there has ireen no change in 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 com- pleted. Gen. Maxwell B. Taylor warned South Korea yesterday that Ms 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-makc the rail trip to Inchon tomorrow. An Indian spokesman said about 200 soldiers will travel along the usual route, which has been guarded hy Ameri- can tanks, machine gunners and in- fantry, Plus ROK national police units. Replied to Warning South Korea's Defense Minister Sohn Won H replied to Taylor's warning. He said the IT. N. Com- mand, in, addition to being respon- sible for the Indian's safety, shoujd be responEi'ole for obtaining assur- ances of the prisoners' safety. Church of Christ Preacher Banished From Italian Town LEGHORN, Italy yes- terday ordered Lido Petrini, an Italian preacher of the Texas-spon- sored Church of Christ, to leave Leghorn iiot return for five years. Wyndal Hudson of Seagraves, Tex., pastor of the church, said the police action would be protest- ed. Petrini had been taken into custody Sunday after delivering a sermon and was charged with dis- turbing public order. The Church of Christ has been trying for years tc obtain recogni- tion in Italy as a religious denomi- nation. Such recognition would en- title it to function more freely un- der Italian laws. There are 25 Churches of Christ in Italy. Ex-Commissioner, Luther Webb, Dies Luther J. Webb, 75, who prior :o his retirement four years ago had been Taylor County Commis- sioner of Precinct 1 for 34 years, died at a.m. Thursday in Jendrick Memorial Hospital. He suffered a heart attack four days ago. He had been in the hos- pital since that time. Mr. Webb was born April 13, 1878, in Arkansas. His parents moved to Coffin 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 Potosi 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 operat- ed the telephone service. Later he came to Abilene, and was a parts man for the Fulwiier Motor Co. (now the Mcllwain Motors) for 13 years. University Church Deacon He was a member of the Uni- versity Baptist Church and. had been a deacon of the church for mapy 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. V He made his home at U02 Hick- ory St. He is survived by hii wife; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Jones of Abi- lene; one grandson; his twin brother, Lucian Webb, of 824 Beech St.; three lUten, Mrs. J. O. H- Big 4 Agrees to Hold Korea Political Meet SECRET HEARINGS Acting Secy, of State Walter Bedell Smith, left, and Adm. Arthur Radford, Chief of Naval Operations, confer with Sen. H. Alexander Smith 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 Adminis- tration plans to stop Communist onrush short of outright intervention. (Related story on page 7-A) HAYS TO ARRIVE TONIGHT Parr Hires Famed Attorney Fight Against Rangers LUTHER WEBB liott of Albuquerque, N. M., Mrs. B. M. Brown of Wichita Falls, Mrs. M. A. Cooper Grand View; two half-sisters, Mrs. Glenn Wai- drop of Bronte, Mrs. Clara May Rampy of Clarendon; and one half- brother, Mack Dee Webb of Abi- lene; and his step-mother, Mrs. W. D. Webb, 2018 Beech St. Funeral services will be held at p.m. Friday at the University Baptist Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Sterling Price, and a for- mer pastor, the Rev. C. A. Powell of Crowell, officiating. Burial will be to Cedar HOI Cem- etery under the direction of El- liott's Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be L. S. Perry, W. A. Stephenson, H. C. McDer- mitt, Pete Southall, W. C. nibble and H. B. Richards. The board of deacons of the University Baptist Church will bt honorary __ ,3AN: famed New York ftwyer will represent George Parr in his court fight against two Texas Rangers. Arthur Garfield Hays, counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, has bee'n retained and wDl arrive in Corpus Christ! tonight, Dist. Atty. Raeburn Norris said to- day. Parr. South Texas political chief.! who lives in Duval County, has filed a petition charging that Ran- ger Capt. Alfred Alice arid Hanger Joe Bridge threatened to kill him. 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 perd for an injunction against de- struction 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 proceed- ings. 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 any- one to sit for him. SAN DIEGO, Tex. Ifl-George Parr, embattled South Texas polit- ical 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 attor- ney Arthur Garfield for the American Civil Liberties he expected to know today whether he would represent Parr. "They have spoken to me shout 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 inves- tigation in Duval County. County funds and funds of two school dis- tricts have been gone over care> fully. ITS. Atty. Gen. Herbert Browneli Jr. has said parr's tax re- turns were under scrutiny of the Treasury Department, State Auditor C. IE. Cavness to- day was to deliver to Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd of Texas the results of his prolonged study of Jie impounded county and school district records. Cavness and a team of assistants lave been poring over the records 'or seven full days. Shepperd says hey found what they were looking 'or. 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 asked the jury not >to call Parr until a- WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES OKAYS RECOMMiNuATiONS .Flanders says Ike's recommendations for meeting nation's current economic situa- tion "just right." Page 10-B.' TOPS TO A old mountain music itill good enough for many a Texan. Page 1-B. SPECIAL opera- tors get auto tags bearing call letters. Page 1-B. CONTRACT lene firm gets contract to: build Story on Z-A) Jaearlng in federal court at Hous ton, set for over. Th three-judge federal panel is ti hear Parr's petition for protection against Allee and other Rangers Accuses Rangers Parr says Allee and Hanger Joe Bridge want to kill him. Hays appeared in the so-calle VICINITY Fair "to partly: cloudy and. warm Thursday and Thursday night. Cooler with dusty condi- ions Friday. High Temperature ThorsdaT 5 degrees.' Low Thursday night 50. High -riday In the NORTH CENTRAL- .TEXAS: Partly cloudy this tonight and Friday, cattered thunderstorms east and south wrtions late tonight" and JPdday. WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy after- noon, tonight and-Friday, scattered thnn- dersoovrers Del ZUo-Sagle Pass area latt tonlcht and early Friday. Cooler Friday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partiy cloudy with widely scattered showers this afternoon and tonight, warmer north por- tion tonight. Friday scettered thunder- showers. cooler la northwest portion. Fresh southeast winds on toe coast, be- coming fresh to strong southerly Friday and shlftinc to northerly late Friday and Friday night. Wed. P JI.. Hi............ 130 TEMPERAIORES Thnrs. A.M. 50 50 sso 67............ 430............ 50 66............ 62............ 51 57............ M 55............ 830 53 54 ............1030............ O 53............ 1130 65 53 ............1230.......... CS Sunset last night 637 p.m. Sunrise to- day a.m. Sunset tonight 628 pm. Barometer at p.m. 2S.05. Relative humidity at p.m. Maximum temperature" for 24 hoars "Minimum temperature for 24 boon end- me at 630 a-m. 48. IN SUMMER OF 1955 Porter to Direct Baptist Choir on European Tour Euell Porter, chairman of the voice and church music depart- ment at Hardin-Simmons Univer- sity, said Thursday that he wfll 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 Al- liance in London that summer and wfll tour Europe with a repertory of sacred music afterwards, Port- er said. He was asked to direct the choir, which will include 40 singers from all over the South, by Dr. Bfll Marshall, former president of Wayland College, who is planning the tour. "I don't believe Southern Baptists have ever sent a 'choir to Europe Porter .said Thursday. It will hu first trip there and bis first visit to the Al- liance meeting. The Alliance represents Baptists from over 50 countries. roiier will choose choir members from among singers rec- ommended by associations throughout the convention. Each association which hat pfcked wfll pay for Its choir member's expensei on at tour, Porter explained, -t- EUELL PORTER .to World J. D. Riddle, bead of tlw con- ventioo'i department of mutte, an- nounced Porter1! M di- rector of UH choir torvteot New Flrtt Baptist Ctwck unctuary urednejday ;