Abilene Reporter News, February 22, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

February 22, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas hÂ-3 - FAIR, DÜSTObtiene jRtportít ^tosí^ SE "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 251 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 22, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Sheriff Asks More Radio Equipment Freedom Party's Plea FIGHTING THE DUST — High winds, carrying heavy blow-ing dust which darkened streets and slowed traffic in Amarillo, delayed Daphna Wilson, left, and Billie DeVor on their 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 at ACC Tonight A Dallas physician and two Abi- are meeting daily. They will be lene preachers will present the second slate of main lectures at 7:30 o’clock tonight in the 36th annual Bible Lectureship of Abilene Christian College. Their addresses will be preceded by reports from preachers from France and Africa and the superintendent of a Lubbock orphans home. Two lectures will take place in each of three auditoriums, with all three services held simultaneously. Tonight's lecturers and their topics are: Dr. John G. Young. Dallas physician, speaking on “Overcoming Eldership Problems” in the College Church of Christ. Wallace to Speak Glenn L. Wallace, minister    of the College Church of Christ    in Abilene, speaking on “Overcoming Dangers in the Work of an Evangelist” in Sewell Auditorium. Dr. Paul Southern, professor and head of the ACC Bible Department and minister of the Fourteenth and Vine Church of Christ, speaking on “Overcoming Professionalism in the Ministry” in Bennett Gymnasium. Owen Aiken, preacher for the Church of Christ in Paris, France, speaking on “France” in the auditorium. ~John T. Hardin, preacher for the Church of Christ in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, speaking on “Africa” in the gymnasium. John B .White, superintendent of Lubbock Children’s Home, speaking on “Working with Orphan Children” in the church building. Events of the third Lectureship day will get underway at 8 a. m. Tuesday with six classes which followed at 9:30 with the morning lectures, which will be repeats of those given Monday morning. Paden to Repeat Talk Cline Faden of Rome, Italy, will speak on “Italy” in the auditorium, and John H. Banister of Dal-lis will give his address on “Ways and Means of Doing Mission 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 State' 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 Taylor County Commissioners Court Monday morning heard a request for additional radio equipment for the sheriff’s department and discussed employing E. T. Compere, Jr., to assist in obtaining highway rights-of-way. Compere agreed to remain on a “stand-by” basis and assist in evaluating land and purchasing right-of-way only if the commissioners have difficulty in buying the land. He suggested to the commissioners 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 undertake this work only as insurance against the county's not being able to provide rights-of-way on short notice if necessary to meet requirements of the state highway department. Sheriff Appears Sheriff Ed Powell appeared before the commissioners to request that Taylor County take advantage of an offer by the federal government to pay one-half of the cost of any radio equipment to be used in law enforcement work which would also be used for civil defense if the need arose. Sgt, 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 office. Sgt. Bailey and Sheriff Powell said the two agencies use radio systems on different frequencies and their only radio contact is a receiver bought by the county for Bailey’s car so that he can hear broadcasts from the sheriff's department. 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 Ranger Jim Paulk’s car on the county radio frequency, and either one or two walkie-talkie sets. Cost Estimate $2,500 Deputy Sheriff Leroy Arnold who is familiar with radio equipment said he would estimate roughly that these items would cost about $2,500 and that installation would be about $60. The commissioners also heard a report from C. N. Smith and George Buescher, representing the First Southwest Investment Co., as to the procedure the county would follow in issuing time warrants if this method is chosen for financing a proposed remodeling of the courthouse. Among several bills approved were $193 to R. D. Evans, $112 to J. D. Hamilton and $301 to Jack Henderson, all for fence posts, and $55 for Mart Parker for moving a barn, all in connection with improvements to U. S. Highway Dismissed by Judges IT'S 'INTERESTING' Senators Stay Mum On Dulles' Report WASHINGTON W-Fifteen key members of Congress heard a report from Secretary of State Dulles today on the Berlin Big Four conference and came away with such non-committal comments as “in-esting” and “inform aUve.’’ 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 Geneva in April, with Communist Chinese delegates attending, does not imply diplomatic recognition of Red China. Rayburn in Agreement House Republican Leader Martin (Mass) said Dulles gave a “very interesting” report but he would not discuss it further. House Democratic Leader Rayburn (Texas) nodded agreement with Martin. Others attending the session were Sens. Wiley (R-Wis), Lyndon Johnson (D-Texas), Clements (D-Ky), George (D-Ga) and Russell (D-Ga), and Reps. Arends <R-IU>, Chiperfield (R-M), Vinson (D-Ga), McCormack (D-Mass) and Rich-iiirds (P-SC) i Dulles already has said that in the arrangements the United States got 100 per cent what it wanted. Some members of Congress expressed 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 Minister V. M. Molotov,. Britain’s Anthony Eden and France’s Geor ges Bidault. 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 to argue that the terms agreed upon were necessary in order to cut through the deadlocked preliminary peace talks at Panmun- j 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 tomorrow to the full House Foreign Affairs Committee in a closed door meeting. On Wednesday he is to give a similar accounting to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is to give a nationwide 30-minute radio and television report to the nation Wednesday night. PoM^Wins First Round in Court HOUSTON (AP)—An effort by five members of George Parr’s Duval County opposition party to intervene in his injunction 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; by threats and words, have threat- SURPR1SE WITNESS — Jean Arsenault, 26, tells Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy < R-Wis > he belonged to a 15-member Communist cell at the General Electric Co., plant in Schenectady during testimony at Albany, N. Y. Six men identified by Arsenault refused to answer questions at a public hearing in Albany. McCarthy withheld Arsenault’s address. McCarthy Blasts General; Stevens Appearance Reset Red China Okays Asian Peace Meet ACC LECTURESHIP PROGRAM MONDAY 7:30 p.m. Auditorium .Owen Aiken “France”.................... “Overcoming Dangers in Work of Evangelist” ....................Glenn L. Wallace “Working With Orphan Children”. John B. White “Overcoming Eldership Problems”.Dr. John G. Young “Africa” .........................John T. Hardin Gymnasium “Overcoming Professionalism in Ministry”.....................Dr.    Paul    Southern 7:30 p.m Church 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY 9:30 a.m. Auditorium Cline R. Paden 9:30 a.m. Church 11 a.m. “Italy” . .  ................. “Ways and Means of Doing Mission Work” .............John    H,    Banister Auditorium Church 11 a.m. Panel: “The Use of Audio-Visual Aids.” Panel: “Teaching the Bible in Connection With State Schools.” 3,500 AT LECTURES TOKYO W1 — 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 tension. “The Chinese people express their support for it,” said Peiping radio, the voice of Red China. The broadcast heard here quoted an editorial in the official Peiping People’s Daily as saying, “Without doubt this agreement will gradually reduce international tension.” Communist China will attend the conference, but U. S. Secretary of State Dulles has stressed that the invitation does not mean U. S. diplomatic recognition. South Korea and Nationalist China both have assailed the Berlin decision as a sell-out of their interests. Peiping radio called the Big Four decision a “result of the untiring effort of the Soviet government to bring about negotiations between the big powers to seek a solution of vital international issues.” Church of Christ to Remain In Italy, Paden Says Here Banks, Offices Mark Washington Birthday The work of Churches of Christ in Italy and congregational cooperation were topics which attracted two capacity crowds totalling more than 3.500 Monday morning in the second day of the 36th annual Abilene Christian College Bible Lectureship. “Churches of Christ will continue in Italy because the pure gospel of Christ has been so firmly planted in the hearts of the Italian brethren.” Cline R. Paden of Rome told a full house in the College Church of Christ. Paden said that every attempt by the Italian government to interfere with the freedom of the Church of Christ there has eventually turned out to be a blessing. He reported that five days before he left for America he was in the office of the chief of police and was urged by the chief to remove the sign over the Church of Christ building in Rome, which has since been chiseled off by police-    .    ~    , At the end of hs speech, Paden read a relegram he had just received from the Rome attorney for Churches of Christ. The message stated that the church’s legal case to restore its sign over the Rome building had been presented in court Saturday and the attorney expressed confidence of a victory for the church. 26 Congregations Paden cited recent history of Churches of Christ in Rome dating back to January, 1949. He reported there are now 26 congregations in Italy with the largest numbering 115 persons in Milan. Paden attributed the growth of the Churches of Christ in that country not to the effectiveness of the 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-olds favor getting right to vote. Page 1-B. GUINEA PIG — Indiana base is guinea pig for Air Force training plan. Page 3-A. GREAT TALKER — Manion, fired by Ike, thinks he talked himself out of job. Page 7-B. 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 unmingled by the innovations of man,” he declared. Paden said the'Italian constitution 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 lived,” he said. He concluded, “Let us be en couraged, let us continue and re double our efforts for the glory of God.” On the subject of congregational 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 See LECTURES, Pg. 3-A, Col. 2 f WASHINGTON W- Sen. McCarthy (R-Wls) questioned the “honesty or intelligence” of Brig. G^n. Ralph W. Zwlcker 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 direct that two generals not comply with McCarthy’s calls for their appearance before McCarthy’s investigations subcommittee. What McCarthy told Zwicker was disclosed when the senator made public a transcript of the New York session. At the same time, it was announced that a scheduled appearance 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 saia, “1 cannot permit the ioyal officers of our armed forces to be subjected to such unwarranted treatment.” The secretary is a former textile manufacturer who himself served as an Army officer in both world wars. He said he was afraid the “prestige and morale” of the military would be weakened by “unfair tactics on 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 yesterday that the reserve major in volved, Dr. Irving Peress, a dentist, was “commissioned, promoted, saved from overseas orders and awarded an honorable discharge, all despite an open record of active membership in the Communist 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 concerning my activities as an officer. Apparently this was not considered necessaiy. . . ” In his investigation of the Peress case, McCarthy last week summoned to a closed hearing in New York Brig Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker, commanding officer of Camp Kilmer, N.J., where Peress was stationed. Afterwards McCarthy, who conducted the hearing without any of his subcommittee colleagues, said the general had acknowledged knowing about the subcommittee’s See McCarthy, Pg. 3-A, col. 1 and state authorities, including Internal Revenue agents and postal inspectors. “It is the concensus of opinion the petition should be dismissed.” Judge T. M. Kennerly 3aid just 22 minutes after Arthur Garfield Hays, famed New York City civil rights attorney, had opened the hearing by moving for the dismissal. 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 injunction to keep the Rangers from harming him. The five members of Parr’s political opposition had sought to intervene, claiming that without the Rangers they would suffer from Parr and Duval County peace officers 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’ petition was “wholly improper.” “I brought my case here to protect his (Parr’s) civil rights,” Hays said. “What possible connection has their contention he has violated their civil rights?” Markel 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 dressed in a brown suit, sat three chairs from Hays and displayed no emotions. He kept his eyes turned to the celling during most of the discussions. Hays opened by saying Ranger Capt. Alfred Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge had interfered with Parr’s civU rights. “My client ic George Parr,” Hays said. “The defendants, Texas Rangers, by course of conduct, ROSE BUSHES DUG UP Thieves Whisk Wheels Out From Under Parked 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 police 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., the theft occurred, police NO SERIOUS INJURIES George Washington would be lighting 222 candles on his birthday cake if he were alive Monday — that is, if he weren’t served up a cherry pie instead. Cherry pie is about as traditional a menu item on Feb. 2?. with a good many people as blackeyed peas 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 President — his chopping down the cherry tree. He will be honored for one of his more documented accomplishments, as an engineer, by the Abilene chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers at their dinner Monday night. All three local banks and many federal and state offices were closed Monday in his honor. Although the Post Office was handling regular incoming and outgoing distribution, there were no deliveries being made and windows were closed. The Texas Highway Department district offices here, the Railroad Commission, some oil company offices, and the state Driver’s License Bureau were all closed. All offices in the Federal Building were closed in observation of the national legal holiday. GIs Chase South Koreans Trying to Hall Troop Train SEOUL UFi — American troops, jabbing with bayonets, chased off without apparent bloodshed 200 to 300 South Koreans who early today tried to halt a train carrying homebound Indian soldiers, the U. S. 8th Army said. South Korean police said three Koreans were slightly injured by ì* rifle butts. the Americans Hie 8th Army said it had unconfirmed reports that the South Korean 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 Jabbing and shoving, and the train continued to Inchon port without incident, said an 8th Army spokesman. Says Tanks Called However, Kim Chang Heung, vice chief of South Korea’s national police, said American tanks 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 demonstrators were cleared in about 30 minutes, shortly after midnight. They had massed on the railroad embankment and had lighted fires to keep warm. The incident was the first show of interference which South Koreans had threatened against the Indians. No Injuries Both the 8th Army and South Korean police reported they knew of no injuries in the demonstrations, three miles north of Seoul. A South Korean police official who said he was present reported that some of the group were former prisoners of war turned loose by Indian custodial troops last month. In explaining how the South Koreans were dispersed, the ROK official said: “They 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 1,000 Americans were protecting the train but the 8th w’hen said. Det. Lt. George Sutton, who investigated the theft, said the front part of the auto was left lying on the ground with the two front tires and wheels missing. 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 stolen, officers said. The items were valued at $60, police reported. Mrs. Esco Walter, 4026 Fairmont St., reported to police Sunday night that one tire and wheel were stolen from her 1953 De Soto sometime Sunday night while it was parked in the 200 block of Beech St. The wheel was described as being black and the size of the tire was 7.60x16, police said. Value of both items was $35. M. V. Hardiman, 3226 South Second St., reported to police Sunday night the theft of four rose bushes j from the east side of his home, j Police quoted Hardiman as saying two other rose bushes were taken from his front yard about two weeks ago. ened his life on occasion, have threatened to get him whether or not he is responsible. The Rangers have acted under pretense of the law. We have no other recourse except to bring our case into this court.” “The Rangers actually have behaved in a violent manner,” the New York lawyer added. Hays said he will base Parr's case on two events which took place on Jan. 18 in Alice and on Feb. 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 directly responsible if anything happens to me or my men.” Floyd, in the opening remarks for the intervenors, said the Rangers “deny that at any time did they ever tell him (Parr) they would kill him.” “They have never violated a law-. | do not intend to violate a law,” 1 Floyd said. “They are only trying to maintain law and order. They have failed to receive cooperation from him (Parr),” Floyd quoted freely from an answer filed to Parr’s plea for an injunction. Parr “does not come in court with clean hands,” the Rangers said. “Nor does he show himself free from guile but seeks to take advantage of equity to relieve himself of ti e consequences of his own wrong doings.” They said the Duval County political kingpin was tied up with gambling and prostitution” in the county. They said that as sheriff he 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 slaying. 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: “Characters of ill repute and dangerous characters have been under the apparent protection of the peace officers of Duval County controlled by 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 MP* — An unknown sharpshooter fired a barrage of bullets on a downtuwn Denver street yesterday. Three Lowry Base airmen, including two Texans, were hospitalized with wounds. Airmen Ricardo Martinez, 19, of El Paso and Clyde de La Rosa, of San Antonio received leg wounds. Airman Ramon V i g il, 19, of Grants, N. M., was hit in the abdomen. All were reported in satisfactory condition. THE WEATHER Church Challenges California Law U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER 81'ill:AC ABILENE AND VICINITY- Fair Monday. Monday night and Tuesday. Cast Ukeìy late Monday sight and Tuesday. * anda LOS ANGELES Wl — The First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles challenges a state law requiring a loyalty oath of nonprofit organizations seeking tax exemption as “a frontal assault on freedom of religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment.” This is the church whose pastor, the Rev. Stephen H. Firtehmsn, refused to testify before the House-Un-American Activities Committee on the ground it sought “to invade the intimate confidence of the confessional.” Mr. Fritchman was listed by the j High temperature Monday 75. Low Monday night 45- High Tuesday about TO. NORTH CENTRAL AND '.VEST TEXAS: Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. No important temperature change;,. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS. Clear to partly cloudy and mikl this afternoon. tonight and Tuesday. Moderate mostly south «rinds 02 the coast, becoming v aria We Tuesday. TEMPERATURES Sun. P. M.    Mon.    A.    M 70  ........... ,1:39 ............ 43 it:::::::::::: Î5§ committee as a sponsor of “no j Army spokesman said there was ¡less than 22 pro-Soviet orgaaiza-not ^nywhere near this cumber. 1 tions.” st 54 n «   . 45 ....... Sunset tom >v Iris a.ta. Baroraefcar reading »I Relative hum kitty at Maximum temperature for B« at 6:30 a m 73. Minimum temperatura for Ml hour* Im at fcj« ».at. Si, £ ;