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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, DUST "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron VOL. LXXHI, No. 251 Atfoctmtrd Prttt (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY FIGHTING THE DUST Dairying heayyTjlqwr ing dust which darkehed streets and slowed traffic-in Ama-. rillo, delayed Daphna Wilson, left, and Billie DeVor on th'eir way to work. They use a lamp post as an anchor against the wind and handkerchiefs over their faces to filter out the dust while waiting for bus. Second Round of Lectures Scheduled ai ACC Tomghi A Dallas physician and two Abir lene 'preachers will present: .the' second slate of main lectures at o'clock tonight in the 36th an- nual Bible Lectureship of -Abilene Christian College. Their addresses will be preceded by reports from preachers from Trance and Africa and the superin- tendent of a .Lub'bock orphans home. Two lectures will take place in each of three auditoriums, with all three services held simultaneous- ly. Tonight's lecturers and their topics are: Dr. John G. Young, Dallas phy- sician, speaking on "Overcoming Eldership Problems" in the Col- lege Church of Christ. Wallace to Speak L. Wallace, minister of the College Church of Christ, in Abilene, speaking on "Overcoming Dangers in the Work of an Evan- gelist" in Sewell Auditorium. Dr. Paul Southern, professor and head of the ACC Bible Department and minister o! the Fourteenth and Vine Church of Christ, speaking on "Overcoming Professionalism in the Ministry" in Bennett Gymnas- ium. Owen Aiken.- preacher for the Church of Christ in Paris, speaking on "France" in the audi- torium. "John T. Hardin, preacher for the Church of Christ in Fort Elizabeth, South Africa, speaking on "Africa" in tile gymnasium. John B .White, superintendent of Lubbock Children's Home, speak- ing OB with Orphan Chil- dren" in the church building. Events of the third Lectureship day will get underway at 8 a. m. Tuesday with six classes which are meeting :'daily. They will be followed at with the morning lectures, wluca will be repeats" of those'given Monday Paden to Cline Faden of Romei Italy; will speak on "Italy" in ium, arid John H. Banister of Dal- lis will give his address on "Ways and Means of Doing Mis- sion Work" in the church building. At 11 a. m., panel discussions will be held on "The Use of Audio- Visual Aids" and "Teaching the Bible in Connection with Schools." The former topic will be discussed in the auditorium by Dr. Ben F. Holland, Austin; Dr. G. See PROGRAM, Pg. 3-A. Col. 1 Sheriff Asks More Radio Equipment Taylor County Commissioners Court Monday morning heard request for additional radio equipment for the sheriff's depart- ment and discussed employing E. T. Compere, Jr., to assist In ob- taining highway rights-of-way. Compere agreed to remain on a "stand-by" basis and assist in ev- aluating land and purchasing right- of-way only if the commissioners have difficulty in buying the land. He suggested to the commission- ers court that he be paid on a time basis, only for the time he actually spends working for the county. County Judge Reed Ingalsbe said the county asked Compere to un- t'ertake this work only as insur- ance against the county's not being able to provide rights-of-way on short notice if necessary io meet, requirements of the state highway department. Sheriff Appears Sheriff Ed Powell appeared be- fore the commissioners to request that Taylor County take advant- age of an offer the federal government to pay one-half of the cost of any radio equipment to be used -is law enforcement work which would also be used for civil defense if the need arose. SgL Homer Bailey attended the meeting _to explain any questions about the present radio networks used by the Department of the Public 'Safety and the sheriff's of- fice. Sgt. Bailey and Sheriff Powell said the two agencies use radio systems on different frequencies and their only radio a receiver bought by the county for Bailey's car.so that he can he'ar broadcasts from the sheriff's vde- partment.'The sheriffs department cannot receive radio reports from the department of public safety. Powell recommended that the county buy two additional 2-way radio sets for sheriff's department cars, a receiver for the county jail on.the DPS radio frequency, a.. receiver for Texas '.Hanger Jim Paulk's car on the county freousncy, and either one or two walkie-talkie sets. Cost Estimate Deputy Sheriff Laroy Aruold who is familiar with radio equipment said he would estimate roughly that these items would cost about and that installation would be about J60. The.commissioners also report from C. N..Smith ;and George Buescherj representing the First Southwest Investment Co., as to the procedure the county would follow to issuing time war- rants if this method is chosen for financing a proposed remodeling of -the courthouse. Among several bills approved were to B. D. Evans, to J. D. Hamilton and J301 to Jack Henderson, all for fence posts, and for Mart Parker for mov- ing a barn, all ic connection with improvements to TJ. S. Highway 80. Freedom Party's Plea Dismissed by Judges IT'S 'INTERESTING' Senators Stay Mum On Dulles'Report WASHINGTON key members of Congress heard a re- port from Secretary of State Dulles today on the Berlin Big Four con- ference and came away with such non-committal comments as "in- estlrig" and "informative.'' Beyond that, about all any of them would say to reporters was a statement by Sen. Ferguson (R- Mich) that he feels "certain" the Berlin agreement to have an Asiatic peace conference at Ge- neva in April, with Communist Chinese delegates attending, does not imply diplomatic recognition of Red China. Rayburn in Agreement House Republican Leader Mar- tin (Mass) said Dulles gave a 'very interesting" report but he would not discuss it further. House Democratic Rayburn" Texas) nodded with Martin. Others attending Uie session were Sens.'WUey Lyndon John- son: Clements George (D-Ga) and Russell <D- and Reps. Arends Chiperfield Vlnson McCormack CD-Mass) and Rich- ards Dulles already has said that in the arrangements the United States got 100 per cent what it wanted. Some members of Congress ex- pressed fears that the Geneva con- ference might break the ice for ultimate recognition of Red China or "appeasement." Today's closed meeting is the first of five reports Dulles will give on the results of the four- week session with Russia's Foreign M.: Erance-'s Geor- ges Bidault ACC LECTURESHIP PROGRAM MONDAY p.m. "France" Auditorium "Overcoming Dangers in Work .Owen Aiken p.m. Church p.m. of L. Wallace "Working With Orphan B. White' "Overcoming Eldership John G. Young T. Hardin Gymnasium "Overcoming Professionalism in Ministry" .Dr. Paul Southern TUESDAY a.m. Auditorium "Italy" CUne H. Paden a.m. "Ways and Means of Church Doing Mission Wort" .............John K. Banister 11 a.m. Auditorium Church U a.m. Panel: "The Use of Audio-Visual Aids." Panel: "Teaching the Bible in Connection With State Schools." AT LECTURES Church of Christ to Remain In Italy, Faden Says Here The work of Churches of Christ in Italy and congregational coop- eration were topics which attracted two capacity crowds totalling more than Monday morning in the second day of the 36th annual Abi- lene Christian College Bible Lec- tureship. "Churches Christ will continue in Italy because the pure, gospel of Christ has been so firmly plant- ed in the hearts of the Italian Cline R. Paden of Home told a full house in the Col- lege Church of Christ. Paden said that every attempt by the Italian government to in- terfere with the freedom of the Church' of Christ there has even- tually turned out to be a blessing. He reported that five days be- fore he left for America he was in the office of the chief of police and was urged by the chief to Tie- move the sign over the Church of Christ building-to Rome, which ;has since'be en chiseled oft by po- lice. At the end of hs speech, Paden read a telegram he had just re- ceived from the Rome attorney -for Churches of Christ. The message stated that the church's legal case to restore Its sign over the Rome buflding had been presented in court Saturday and the attorney expressed confi- dence of a victory for the church. 26 Congregations Paden cited recent nistory o! Churches of Christ in Rome "dat- ing back to January, 1S49 He. re- ported there are now 26 congre- gations in Italy with the largest numbering 115 persons in Milan.- Paden attributed the growth of the Churches of Christ in that counV try not to the effectiveness of workers but to the help of God and'to the power of the gospel, "It is not our purpose to sow WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES YOUTH FAVORS VOTE Poll, shows 18-year oids favor flit- ting right to vote. Page 1-B. GUINEA PIG Indiana base a guinea pig for Air Force training plan. 3-A. GREAT TALKER Morion, fired by Ike, tnlnks he talked himself out of job. Page 7-6. discord and unrest or excite any religious group in Italy, or any other country, as often charged, but to teach the pure Word of God, unmixed and unmtngled by the in- novations of he .declared. Paden said the'Italian constitu- tion guarantees religious freedom and that no one has the right to destroy church property any more than one would have: the right to destroy church property under our 'American Constitution. "Do not fear about the future of the Church of Christ in Italy as long, as preachers are armed with the pure gospel of Jesus .Christ and clothed with humility because of Christ Who he said. He concluded, "Let us be en- couraged, let us continue and re- double oar efforts for the glory of God." On the subject of congregation- al- cooperation, John H. Banister of Dallas said-that such coopera- tion Is possible in doing mission work when Scriptural, principles are'observed. Banister addressed a packed house in Sewell Auditorium. He enumerated New Testament Set Pa. h 4 Red China Okays Asian Peace Meet .TOKYO W Communist China tonight put its stamp of approval on the Big Four.decision to hold an Asian peace conference at Geneva staring April 26 and said the parley should ease world ten- sion. Chinese people express their support for said Peiping radio, the voice of'Red China. The broadcast heard here quoted an editorial in the official Peiping People's Daily as saving, "With- out doubt this agreement will gradually reduce international :ension." Communist China will attend the conference, but U. S. Secretary of State Dulles has stressed that the nvitation does not mean U. S. diplomatic recognition. :South Korea and Nationalist 3una both have assailed the Ber- in decision as a sell-out of their Interests. .Peiping radio called the Big Four decision a "result of the untiring effort of Soviet government to bring about negotiations" between the big'powers to seek a solution of vital international issues." Banks, Off ices Mark Washington Birthday George Washington would be lighting 222 candles on his birth- day cake if he were alive Mon- day that is, if he weren't served up a cherry pie instead. Cherry pie is about as tradi- tional a menu item on Feb. 27. with a good many people as black- eyed neas on New Year's or turkey on Thanksgiving. That, of course, is because of one of the most loved, if least proven, tales about the first Presi- .dent his chopping down the cherry tree. He will be honored for one of his more documented accomplish- ments, as an engineer, by the Abi- lene chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers at their dinner Monday night. All three local banks and many federal and state offices were clos- ed Monday in his honor. Although the Post Office was handling regular incoming and out- going distribution, there were no deliveries being made and win- dows wsre closed. The Texas Highway Department district offices here, the Railroad Commission, some oil company of- fices, and the state Driver's Li. cense Bureau were all closed. All offices in the Federal Build- ing were closed in observation of the national legal holiday. In a move to reassure uneasy legislators. Dulles is expected to stress that the forthcoming parley with the Communists, set for April 26, does not foreshadow formal American diplomatic recognition or membership in the United' Nations for the Peiping regime. The secretary is reported ready o argue that the terms agreed upon were necessary in order to cut through the deadlocked pre- liminary peace talks at -Panmun- jom, which had been stalled since last Dec. 12 over a-name-calling wrangle. The secretary plans to follow up today's meeting by reporting to- morrow to the full House Foreign Affairs Committee in a closed door meeting. On Wednesday he is to live a similar accounting to the Senate Foreign Relations Commit- tee. He is to give a nationwide 30- minute radio and television report to the nation Wednesday night SURPRISE WITNESS Jean Arsenault, 26, tells: Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy <R-Wis) he be- longed to a 15-member Com- munist cell at the General Elec- tric Co., plant in Scheiiectady during testimony at Albany, N. Y. Six men identified by Arsenault refused to answer questions at a public hearing in Albany. Mc- Carthy withheld Arsenault's ad- dress. McCarthy Blasts General; Stevens Appearance Reset WASHINGTON McCar- thy (R-Wis) tjrasuoned the "hon- esty or intelligence" of Brig. Ralph W. Zwicker and told him: "You should be removed from any command" in their stormy closed-door session last week, it was disclosed today. It was such language as this which aroused Secretary of the Army Stevens and led.him to di- rect "that two generals not comply with McCarthy's calls for their ap- pearance before McCarthy's inves- tigations subcommittee. What McCarthy told Zwicker was disclosed when the senator transcript of the New York session. At the same time, it was an- nounced that a scheduled appear- ance of Stevens before McCarthy's committee tomorrow had been postponed until Thursday morning. Objecting to the humiliation he said was inflicted on one of them at a hearing by McCarthy last week, Stevens saio, "I cannot per- mit the loyal officers of our armed Forces to be subjected to such un- warranted treatment." The secretary is a former textile manufacturer who served an Army officer in both world wars. He said he was afraid the "pres- tige and morale" of the military would be ireakentd by "unfair tactics'pn our officer corps." On Friday the Army let go by a deadline McCarthy had set for it to produce the names of all personnel connected with the promotion and honorable discharge of a reserve officer-who had declined to say whether he was ever a Communist. The information has not yet been given the senator. McCarthy said in New York yes- terday that the reserve major in- volved, Dr.. Irving Peress, a den- tist) was "commissioned, promot- ed, saved from overseas orders and awarded an honorable dis- charge, all despite-an open record of active membership in the Com- munist conspiracy He called McCarthy's charges "sheer nonsense" and said in a statement issued in New York: "Prior to my discharge I invited an inquiry by the Army concern- ing my activities as an officer. Ap- parently this was not considered necessary. In his investigation of the Peress case, McCarthy last week sum- moned to a closed hearing in New York Brig Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker, commanding officer of Camp Kil- mer, N.J., where Peress was sta- tioned. Afterwards McCarthy, who con- ducted the hearing .without any. of his subcommittee colleagues, said the general had acknowledged knowing about the subcommittee's see MCCARTHY, 3-A, cos; i First Round in Court HOUSTON effort by five members of George Parr's Duval County opposition party to intervene in his inj junction suit hearing against two Texas Rangers was denied today by three federal judges. Parr seeks the injunction while claiming the Rangers had threatened to harm him. The Rangers denied this in an answer filed in federal court today just a few minutes before the petition of the inter- venors was dismissed. The answer said Parr has been political boss in Duval County over 20 years and "does not come in court with clean hands." Duval County has been un- der investigation by federal and state authorities, includ- ing Internal Revenue agents and postal inspectors. "It is the concensus of opinion the petition should be Judge T. M. Kennerly said just 22 minutes after Arthur Garfield Hays, famed New York City civil rights attorney, had opened the hearing by moving for the dis- missal. Kennerly announced the -ruling after conferring briefly on the bench with Judges Allen B. Hannay and Ben C. Connally. The judges then turned to Parr's petition in'which he seeks an in- junction to keep the Hangers from harming him. The five members of Parr's po- litical 'opposition had sought to in- tervene, claiming that without the Rangers they would suffer from Parr and Duval County peace of- ficers they claim he dominates. Two Texas Rangers earlier charged that Parr is trying to dodge payment for his own wrong acts by seeking court action against them. Hays said the intervenors' peti- tion was "wholly Improper." "I brought my case'here to pro- tect his (Psrr'sX civil Hays said. "What possible connec- tion has their contention he has violated their civil aiarkel Heath, an attorney for the Freedom Party members, told the judges that if the Rangers were dismissed from Duval County "our rights will be denied, our people could not speak as they please, vote as they please." Heath and attorney Jacob S. Floyd Sr. of Alice said Parr has been a political dictator of Duval County over 20 years. Parr, neatly a brown suit, sat three chairs from Hays and displayed no emotions. He kept his eyes turned to the ceiling during most of the discussions. Hays opened by saying Ranger Capt. Alfred Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge had interfered with Psrr's civil rights. "My client i; George Hays said. "The defendants, Tex- as Rangers, by course of conduct, jy threats and words, have threat- ned his life on occasion, have threatened to get him whether or not he is responsible. The Rangers rave acted under pretense of th'e aw. We have no other recourse except to bring our case into this ROSE BUSHES DUG UP Thieves Whisk Wheels Out From Under Forked Auto Automobiles continued to be the target of thieves in Abilene over the weekend, with rose bushes coming in for their share too. Donald Coonrod, 3218 Buffalo Gap Rd., reported to Abilene po- lice Sunday night the theft of two tires and wheels from his 1954 Ford sometime between 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday. The auto was parked on the east side of .the YMCA building, 1442 North Second. St, NO SERIOUS INJURIES GIs Chase South Koreans Trying to Halt Troop Train SEOUL (Si American troaps, jabbing with bayonets, chased off without apparent bloodshed 200 to 300 South Koreans who early to- day tried to halt a train carrying homebonnd Indian the U. S. 8th Army said. South Korean police said three Koreans were slightly'injured by the Americans' rifle butts. The 8th Army said it had uncon- firmed reports that the South Ko- rean provost marshal general who last week threatened the Indians, Lt. Gen. Won Yong Duk, was at the scene. The Koreans were cleared from the tracks after: some minor jab- bing and' shoving, and the train continued to Inchon port without incident, said an 8th Army spokes- man. Says However, Kim Chang Heung, vice chief of South Korea's nation- al police, said American tacks were called to the scene. He denounced what he called the 8th Army's "heavy countermeasures" against "a righteous move by indignant men." An American officer said the anti-Indian demonstrator! wen cleared in about 30 minutes, short- ly after midnight. They massed on the railroad embank- ment and had lighted fires to keep warm. The incident was the first show of interference which South Ko- reans had threatened against the Indians. No Injuries Both the 8th Army and South Korean police reported they knew of DO injuries in the demonstra- tions, three miles north of Seoul. A South Korean police official who said'he was present reported that some o{ the group were for- mer prisoners of war turned loose by Indian month. custodial troops last In explaining how the South Ko- reans were dispersed, the ROK of- ficial were told to go and they just went." The demonstrators were not armed, the police official said, and saw they could do nothing against "such an overwhelming force." The Korean official claimed more than Americans were protecting the train but the 8th Army spokesman said there was not tny when near tkis EtunlKr. when the theft occurred police said. Del. Lt. George Sutton, who in- vestigated the theft, said the front part of the auto was left lying on the ground with the two front tires and wheels The wheels were described as being cameo pink with the tires being 7.10x15 inch white sidewall. The hub caps on the two wheels were also stol- en, officers said. The items were valued at police reported. Mrs. Esco Walter, 4026 Fairmont St., reported to police Sunday night that one tire and wheel were stol- en from her 1953 De Soto some- time Sunday night while it was parked iu the 200 block of Beech St. The wheel was described as be- ing black and the size of the tire was 7.60x16, police said. Value of both items was M. V. Hardiman. 3226 South Sec- :ond to police Sunday night the theft of four rose bushes from the east side of his home. Police quoted Hardiman as say- ing two other rose bushes were taken from his front yard about two weeks ago. Church Challenges California Law LOS ANGELES (ffl The First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles challenges a state law requiring a loyalty oath of nonprofit organiza- tions seeking tax exemption as "a frontal assault on freedom of re- ligion as guaranteed by the First Amendment." This is the church whose pastar, the'Pev. Stephen H. FlrtrhaHn, refused to testify the Home- Un-American Coma tee on the {round it Mufbt invade the intimate confidence of the confessional." Mr. Fritchman was listed by the committee as a sponsor at "no less than 22 pro-Soviet "The Rangers actually have be- laved in a violent the tav York lawyer added. Hays said he will base Parr's case on two events which took place on Jan. 18 In Alice and on ?eb. 9 In San Diego. Allee and Parr had a scuffle in the Jim Wells County courthouse Jan. 18. Parr received a bloody ear. Parr claims that on Feb. 9 Alee told him "I am holding you dl- recUy responsible if anything hap- pens to me or my men." Floyd, in the opening remarks for the intervenors, said the Ran- gers that at any time did they ever tell him (Parr; they would kill -Mm." 1'They have never violated a law. do not intend to violate Floyd said. "They are only trying to maintain law and order. have failed; to receive cooperation from him {Parri." Floyd quoted freely from an an- swer filed to Parr's plea for an injunction. "does not come in court with the Rangers ''Nor" 'floes he show himself free from guile but seeks to take advantage of equity to relieve him- self ol Cie consequences of his own wrong doings." They said the Duval County po- litical kingpin was tied up with "gambling and prosUtuion" in the county. They said that as sheriff: be failed to help them investigate the murder of Jacob S. Floyd Jr. at Alice in adjoining Jim Wells County, although one of his own deputies was later convicted of a part in the claying. They said Parr is a "political dictator" whose rule in Duval County goes back more than 20 years. They listed many incidents of threats, violence and economic pressure they said Parr employed "to control the electorate vote of Duval county." They further charged: "Charac- ters of ill repute .and dangerous characters have been under the apparent protection of the peace officers of Duval County controlled fay Parr." The Rangers said that "we were assigned to investigate the murder of Jacob S. Floyd Jr. in Alice on Sept 18." 2 Texans Injured In Bullet Spree DENVER An unknown sharpshooter fired a barrage 8E bullets on a Denver street yesterday. Three Lowry Base airmen, including two Tex- ans, were hospitalised with, wounds. Alrmeii Kicardo Martinez, 19, oi El Paso and Clyde de LaRosa, of San Antonio received leg wounds. Airman Ramon Vigil, 19, of Grants, N. M., was hit in the ab- Jomen. All were reported in factory condition. THE WEATHER V.S. OEPAHIXEHt OF COXXEKCI WEATBEK atJKEAlT ABILENE AMD Moa- Monday mnd Tuesday. Dart UkeOr Monday sight and Tuesday. Hteh temperature Koiwiar 75. tov day nlrtt 45. Kteb Tuesday about TO. HORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS: Generally Osis afternoon, tojujnt and Tuesday. Ko Important temperature chances. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: dear to (wtlr cloudy ud mlM tins itlet- noon, tonight aad Tv ly vinds ea Moderate