Abilene Reporter News, February 23, 1954

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February 23, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR ____; Abilene Reporter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 252 Associated Pnu (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Ranger Tells of 'Pistol-Packers1 HOUSTON W-Ranger Capt Al- fred AUee was the first witness today as the defense sought to prove its contention George Parr did not enter court with "clean hands" while seeking an injunction against AUee and Ranger Joe Bridge. AUee told a special three-judge federal court there were about 200 "pistol-packers" in Duval County during the Democratic pri- mary election campaign of 1952. Parr was sheriff of Duval County at the time. The 48-year-old Ranger also said his men "haven't had any coopera- tion" from the Duval County sher- iff's department in the investiga- tion of the Sept. 8, 1952, Alice as- sassination of Jacob S. Floyd Jr. AUee was called to the witness stand immediately after the de- fense moved for a dismissal of Parr's plea for an injunction or- dering the Rangers not to harm him. Said He Failed The court directed that a written motion be filed for later considera- tion. Attorney Frank J. Knapp, Hous- ton, told the court Parr had "whol- ly failed" to support his allega- tions. Knapp said the plaintiff fauVS to show clear and convincing proof he has been deprived of his civil rights; failed to establish that his life and property are in peril and failed to prove that the Ran- gers have threatened his life. "By the plaintiff's own evi- Knapp said, "he did not come into court with clean hands." Federal and state agencies have been conducting a series of inves- tigations in Duval County the past year. Parr yesterday testified that Al- lee, Jan. 18, pulled a gun on htm in the Alice court house during a scuffle in-which Parr received a bloody ear. The South Texas political boss also said AUee told him in San Diego.ca Feb. lever make up my mind to kUl you there's nothing to- keep me from doing It." Almost Constantly AUee said Rangers have been in Duval County almost con'Untly since being sent there on special assignment in May 1952- He Said a group of Duval resi- dents had. asked that the Rangers be sehfthere1 and that Col. Homer Garrison Jfr., director :of the State Department of Public Safety, gave the order.- "There were plans under way for organizing the Freedom Party in opposition to the Parr AUee said. "They were being mo- lested by Parr and his deputies. George and his deputies were try- Ing to break up their meetings." The Ranger said he called on Parr shortly after arriving in Saa Diegc. "I told George Parr I had com- piiiats xgalnst him and several of his men regarding the organiz- ing of the Freedom Party, that there had been efforts made to break up the AUee said. "I asked him for cooperation. He said he was glad we were there and he would give us cooperation, that he didn't want any trouble." "Why did you gc to George Knapp asked. 'Because I know the conditions in Duval County. I knew that George Parr was head of the po- litical party and that a majority of the people looked to and listened to him until the Freedom Party was organized. Feared Bodily Harm ;The freedom rarry people fold me they feared bodily harm and injury from George Parr, that they bad lived under 'Parr Rule' so long they were sick and tired of it." AUee said the Rangers' second special assignment in the area was received the night of Floyd's as- sassination. He said he first saw. Mario Sapet, who is under a 99-year sen- tence for conspiracy in the mur- der, at a Freedom Party rally in San Diego in early July, 1952. He said Sapet was with Juan (Canate) Barrera, whom he identi- fied as "the man known as the. body guard to George Parr." He said Sapet was a deputy sheriff under Parr at the time. Objects to Questions Arthur Garfield Parr's chief attorney, objected to Knapp's questioning AUee about Sapet "They are trying to show guilt by Hays said. T. M, Kennedy, the presiding judge, overruled the objection. There also were objections when Alice said 'Tm informed" that Nago Alaniz, an attorney who was indicted in the Floyd is .an assistant county attorney at San Diego. Alaniz was released under ment. bond following the indkt- Another federal, court injunction hearing is scheduled for Friday be- fore Judge James V. AUred-ia Corpus Chrutl.-The In enue Bureau hat filed an Border in prevent the South Tex- as State Bank" at Alice and'the San Diego State Bank from de- stroying and secreting records. 291 of 590 Risks Retired Report Shows WASHINGTON State Department employes released in 1953 were suspected loyally risks, and out ot 590 let go as "security 291 got Jobs in other federal agencies; Tne statistics were contained in testimony made public today by I the -House Appropriations Commit- tee. whose Democratic members have been insisting in budget hear- ings that all departments specify how many 'of their security cases were actually adjudged subversive. Democrats have claimed that the vast majority of the federal employes fired or resigned under the Eisenhower administration se- curity program were let out for reasons other than suspected dis- loyalty. To date, the committee has made public complete or partial break- downs by seven agencies of their security dismissals. With approx- imately employes, these de- partments have accounted for security dismissals or resignations in 1953. Forty of these were listed as suspected or actual subversives. Causes of dismissal of the others included drunkenness, homosexu- ality, over-talkativeness, and in- competency. The State Department's statistics were given by R. W. Scott Mc- Leod, administrator of security: He said that 21 employes had been discharged for cause, Includ- ing 11 with "pro-Communist activ- ities or associations" such as hav- ing relatives who! were Soviet na- tionals. Seven of the 11, McLeod testified, had charges pending against them when the Republican administration took office. McLeod also listed in his break- down 291 as having transferred to other agencies. He did not elabor- ate on -the point -and was not about it. Thus there was nothing to indicate whether all or many of these are still on the federal payroll. McLeod said that in: 99 of these transfer cases. the principal secu- rity iactor was "homosexual de- viations." Besides those fired for cause and transferred to other federal Aerial Hunt Pressed For Big Spring Plane of ti4-departinent's 590 security sep- arations last year included 188 who resigned, 50 released through re- ductions in forte, 36 released 'at expiration of limited appointment, 20 Dead in Flood SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 22 Ifl- Australian officials said tonigti 20 persons were killed in floods that lashed square miles of New South Wales' coast Damage was in the millions. Parr is president'of bom 4 who'retired. SALK'S POLIO VACCINE GIVEN YOUNGSTERS AT PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH first group of youngsters today eceived their injections of Salk's new hope f conquering polio. i Dr. Jonas Salk, discoverer of the vaccine, administered the njections personally, as he will to all first, second and hird-rgrade pupils between now and ;June in 19 Pittsburgh ihools. Under terms laid down by Dr. Salk names of the child- en were withheld. The youngsters were given no prior warn- ing. The University of Pittsburgh scientist said he wanted them o approach the tests in a completely normal frame of mind without building up mental tensions. The first injections were iven at Arsenal Elementary School. The fust large-scale effort is to determine whether the aecine will confer ;the hoped-for immunity from infantile pa; alysis. Hundreds of thousands of youngsters throughout the na- on will receive injections during the 'Spring; in a campaign pnducted by the National Foundation for Infantile Paraly- is. RALPH YARBOROUGH i en route to Sweetwater Yarborough Luncheon Set Here Friday Judge Ralph Yarborough of Aus- tin, prominent Democrat and un- successful candidate for governor in 1952, wiU be honored at a lunch eon here Friday noon. Friends are arranging the event, to be held in a private dining room of Mack.Eplen's Cypress St. Cafeteria, said Dallas Perkins, one of the- group. Attendance of "40 or 50" per ions is expected, he said. Yarborcugh arrive by plane at Municipal Airport at a.m Friday. "Ws urge everybody who is in- terested in meeting Judge Yar borough to be at the airport whe; he said Perkins. "All will have thr opportunity mak ing his Yarborough wfll be en route to Sweetwater, where Friday. nigh lie !c to Introduce U. S. Sen. Rob trt Xerr of Oklahoma to an am -lite Democratic Party rally. Judge Yarborough is a practlc Ing attorney In Austin. He was for merly district judge, assistant Tex as attorney general, public schoo teacher, and Instructor in the Unl nrtitr- ot. Texas. Law. School. Employment Here Above 1953Level ADiieoe employment snowea a seasonal drop in January from De- cember, "but still remained above the level of 1953. That was reported Tuesday by the local office of the Texas Em- ployment Commission. An estimated persons were holding jobs here- this January, compared to in December and in the -.first month of 1953. The number of jobless persons here registered an increase consid- erably larger than the drop in employment. This paradoxical situation was due to the fact that persons who had never worked In public be- came applicants and transient workers are being attracted into this area by the Abilene Air Force Base construction, TEC said. Seeking Jobs The agency estimated that persons were without jobs here in January, 1954, compared to in December and in January of last .year. Local industrial employers fore- cast little, change in employment in the-next 60 days. Construction Is expected to climb' slowly as warmer weaiher hikes the demand: for workers. No' change in agricultural em- ployment is foreseen for the period through March, as this area is stfll in heed of rain. 'OKLAHOMANS Campbell of Alva. Okla., (left) shakes hands with Barnie Thompson of Thackeryille, Okla while Leon Sharp, Bronte preacher, stands in the mid- dle. All three are in town for the ACC lectures. (Staff photo) Bafchelor, Heading for M, Doesn't Expect Court Action TOKYO Claude Bstche- lor, a U. S. war .prisoner who re- turned to the Allies after first choosing to stay with the Reds, said today he does not think he will be court-martialed .when he returns United States. The Hermit, Tex., soldietleaves by air tomorrow afternoon for Travis Air Force Base near San Francisccn He said he does not know where he will be sent from there. "I-had a pretty fair record in prison camp and didn't inform on any of the he said in an interview. "I don't think there wiU be any court-martial for me." Balc'aelor said he had cooperat- .ed. fuUy with Army intelligence Units since he returned to the Al- lied side New Years Day. He said his Japanese wife Kyoko would not ba able to accompany Tiim home because of bis abrupt departure, but would foUow him later. North Wind to Keep Dust Storm Away rom Abilene A litUe dust will be in the air ere Tuesday and Wednesday, but ue to north winds Abilene will miss- a dust storm that Tuesday orning was blowing in. eastern ew Mexico and Far West Texas, IB tr. S. Weather Bureau said. Fair weather Is forecast nere r Tuesday and with high Tuesday of 65 degrees and high Wednesday of 65 to 70. A brief duster rolled through bilene at 8 05 p. m. Monday at e rate of 40 miles an hour and sibility dropped to one mile. But inds decreased to 30 mile an hour by 9-30 p. m and by 10 p. visibility was six miles. Tuesday morning at 9 30 winds ere due north at about 15 miles n hour with a little-dust. Visibil- y was about seven miles. From El Paso northward to the olorado line, visibility was down one-half to three-quarters of a mile Tuesday morning. HANDLES SECRETS el- Red, Ike's Kelp Sought FOP GOP Tax Plan WASHINGTON (ffl Republican congressional leaders are looking to President Eisenhower to help bolster public and congressional support for the administration's beleaguered tax program. Some, GOP congressmen" already have discussed the .'prospect of a presidential broadcast to the nation with administration officials, it was learned today. Informed sources said no decisions have oeen-made. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES OIL DISCOVERY Prolific discovery well open.5.third Cam- brian field in Nolan County. Page 2-A. CLOSE Two teams running neck and neck in Cham ber of Commerce membership campaign. Page 1-B. UNFAIR TAX LOAB Texa- ot! men "penalized" ard "over- burdened" with taxes, oil firm official soys.-Poge 7-A WASHINGTON' W-A former 'BI undercover informant testt- ied today that she had known as dues-paying, card-carrying Com- nunist a .woman who Sen. ;Mc- larthy (R-Wls) said now is hand- ing "top secret messages" as an Army code room employe. Mrs. Mary Markward, the FBI named top Army em- iloye as Annie Lee Moss. Mrs. Markward, trim in a black suit and white gloves, testified at a public hearing caUed by McCar- thy's Senate Investigations sub- committee. Mrs. Markward told the subcom- mittee that as a former Commu- nist party official here she had known Annie Lee Moss as a Com- munist party member. At the time, she said, the woman was a cafe- teria worker in the Pentagon! McCarthy a moment before 'said the woman whom Mrs. Markward was to name is, according to the subcommittee's understanding, now working In the code room ol the Army Signal Corps, "hanrHins top secret.messages." McCarthy; ii troversy ..'with embroiled in con- Secretary .the Army Stevens over charge _ the Army has "coddled CommunlsU." Stevens was .once: scheduled for a meeting with tit committee today on the issue, tu McCarthy the seiston un- til Thursday. Instead, McCarthy decided to go Into this case which be at that of an "alleged Communist1 In the Pentagon's x "decoding room. Convening the -hiring, McCar- .was bout to take should as "no urprise" to the Army because the Army had the same informa- lon mqnths'.ago." He said: he had given.Pentagon fflclals notice some time ago.that le planned to air the case publicly unless they "did something" about McCarthy said that "in fairness" o Secretary Stevens, he wanted to emphasize that "I doubt very much that Secretary Stevens per- sonally knew about this case." The hearing was the first in which Democratic members of j McCarthy's Senate Investigations subcommittee have participated since they quit the group in a row with McCarthy last July. Present today were Sens. Mc- Clellan (DrArk) and Jacison (B- The third Democrat, Sen. Symington (D-Mo) is out of -the country. It also was the first hearing at which the Democrats had, their own counsel, F. Kennedy. Mrs. Markward re- ply-to questions, that she had re- ported regularly and promptly to tte.KBI >hfle a 'member" ,ot, the' Communist party.., McCarthy interjecteS1 that it could; be assumed thtt the FBI bad turned" over the information to 'the ilejArtmtnU concerned. And, he added, a Civil Service' Commission report wouM be introduced to make dear the information about Mrs. Moss "was known to the Army for a iong time." Mrs. Markward's role as'an un- dercover agent for the FBI Aad THE WEATHER U.S. OF COMMERCE WEATBEB BUREAU 'ABILENE 'AND Tuts Tuesday, .night temperature Tuesday 65. IiOW. Tuesday nlnht 31. HiEh Wednesday K to TO. HORTH AND WEST TEXAS QanirmUy fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. SUghUy cooler this Mteraoon axd tonight.____ ___ ____ EAST AND SOUTH CEHTRAT. TEXAS Partly cloudy and slightly cooler this aft- ernoon and tonight. Wednesday, fair and mild: Moderate northerly winds on the coast, except-fresh at times this aftenaooi TEMPERATURES Mon. P. M. Tues. A. M It WO............50 49 81 SO............ 430............45 78 TC............ CT............ TM............45 Si 48 59 51 57 55 54 S7 50 12130............ 58 i Sunset last ulg-ht p.m. Sunrise toda a.m. Sunset tonight p.m. Barometer readlnc at p.m. 28.44 Rtlttlre hraMlty at 12JO p.m. 215.. temperature for 24 hour ending at a.m.. Miniiciwi temperature for 2i liours cnd- at a.m.. 45. IF YOU MISS YOUR please dial 4-7271 fo Cirajlction Dept. between 7 one 10.o> m.-lot the! Morning on. between and p; m. for me Evenii edition. One will 'be tent you on spec! delivery. In Texas cities, call you local carrier or dealer. Repeats Talks At ACC Tonight Dr John G. Younfc of Dallas, Dl. Paul Southern of Abilene and Glenn L Wallace, of Abilene, three principal speakers at the 36th an- nual Abilene Christian College Bi- ble Lectureship, o'clock to- night will repeat their lectures, but in different auditoriums. Dr. Young will speak in Sewell Auditorium on "Overcoming Elder- ship Dr. Souuiern wfll speak in the College Church of Christ auditorium on "Overcoming Professionalism in the and Wallace in Bennett Gymnasium to speak on "Over- coming Dangers in the Work of an Evangelist" John B. White of Lubboek, John T. Haram of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and Owen Aiken of Paris, France. wiU also repeat their 20- minute reports in Sewell Auditor- ium, the church auditorium and Bennett Gymnasium, respectively. Attend Approximately persons at- tended'the Tuesday morning lec- tures which were conducted by Cline R. Paden and John H. Ban- ister. Paden repeated his talk on "Italy" and Banister gave his talk on "Ways and Means of- Doing Mission Work." Panels on "The Use of Audio- Visual Aids" and "Teaching the Bible in Connection With State Schools" were given at 11 a.m. in CoUege Church of Christ audi- torium Opening Wednesday's program at a.m. George H. Stephenson of Memphis, .Tenn., will speak on "Caring for .Orphans and one of two special lectures, in COMPROMISE STUDIED WTCC Due to Keep Present Quarters General Manager Fred Husbands I predicted Tuesday that, a compro- mise plan will be worked out, whereby the West Texas Cham- >er of Commerce can remain in its present quarters, even if the ederal government tikes back the old post office building. Under such an arrangement, the government could place pan of its agencies the same structure, >nd let the WTCC stay also. "I have heard-In the past-two weeks from Washing- ton, D. C., that.Jucb a compro- mise is being Hus- bands said: He reported that be has con- tacted TJ. S. Hep. Omar, Bnrleson ahd'U.S. Sen. Price Daniel in an effort to save the present space for WTCC.-He was.of the .opinion that other WTCC officials have talked over the matter with U. S. Sen. Lyndon Johnson. WTCC is located on the ..first floor. City Manager Austin P. Hancock said that several months ago, some federal government men who came here told him they would recommend that the govern- ment take over the building for iU own UK. He said be has had no further word from them. "Plans at thit time were to move the Army end Air Force Recruiting and Induction Main Station from the old Legion build- tail, Maria ririt aod Cedar SU., into the old post office iancock saI9. "The recruiters are renting their present quarters from the city, and so far haven't canceled their lease." General Services Administration, which has charge of federal build- ings, has studied for several years the desirability of taking over the old post office building On North Third St. for government offices. That structure has been leaser] by the City of Abilene from the federal government for several years, and sub-leased to the WTCC and other civic enterprises. Sewcll Auditorium and Richard Walker ot Heidelberg, Ger- many, win speak in the auditorium of the College Church of Christ on the missionary work in Germany The Tipton Home Chorus of Tip- ton, Okla, will give 15- snraute program in Sewell Auditor ium at 9 ajn, Just prior to the opening lecfejres "Tendencies in the Church .To- day" and "Personal Work in the Chjrch" will be the topics for Wednesday's panel discussions a1 11 a.m. in Sewell. Auditorium and he church auditorium, respective- ly J. T. Marljri of Sweetwater will continue showing his film on the Holy Land at 1 p.m. in Sewell Audi- torium to open the afternoon ses- sions The third session of "Op- rortumUes in New Fields" with Paul Southern, head of the ACC Bible department, presiding, will feature "The Work in New Eng- a report by Alvis Bryan of Barre, Vt Classes will meet on their 8 a.m. 2 p.m. and p.m. schedules. The ACC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John D. An derson, assistant professor of mus ic, will present a concert at 5 p.m in Sewell AuditoriiHB. Three new main lectures will be delivered Wednesday at p.m in three auditoriums sirtml taneously. Three 20-minute mission reports wiU precede the mam lee tores. In Sewell Auditorium H A Due on of Henderson, Tenn will speak on "Overcoming Denorninationa Tendencies." Pedro Rivas of Tor reon, Mexico, wfll give a bnef ac count ot the work ic Mexico. Dixon is president of Freed-Hardeman College m Henderson. Riva preaches for the church ot Chris in Toreon. "Overcoming vthe Tendency t Phariseeism" wfll be the topic o J. P. Crenshaw's speech in -IB College Church of Christ auditor ium. Crenshaw is preaching for th Columbia Church Christ in Plairiview. Leslie Diestal kamp of Minneapolis, Minn wi give a 20-minute run-down of "Unit ed States Missions." Dr. Ira North of Nashville, Tenn will speak in Bennett Gymnasium on "Overcoming Wbrldiness." Dr North preaches for the church o. Christ in Madison, Tenn.. and is professor of speech and Bible a Nashville. H. L. Barber of Terre .wfll present a brief account of th work and growth of Sputhwester Christian College in Terrell, a Ne- gro college supported by mem the churches of Christ. Dust Hinders Search lor 2 Instructors BIG SPRING ew through a dust-hazed sky to- ay in a massive aenai nuni for missing training plane with two ir Force instructors aboard. Capt. J. M. Jernigan of the 47th Ur Rescue Squadron, Ellington ir Force Base, Houston, directed the search. The-single-wing, propeller-driven raft disappeared yesterday as risk winds stirred up dust over vast area of West Texas. The craft, a T28, took off from 5? ebb Ur Force Base at a.m. It reported missing six -hours ater when its fuel supply, normally ould be exhausted. One From Texas Aboard were 1st Lt. Ray E. adertscher, 28, son of Mr.' and Irs. Hiram J. Badertscher, Shar- nville, Ohio, and 1st It. Harold E. ogers, 30, husband of Mrs Gay Rogers, RL 1, Vernon, Tet, nd son of Allan K. nlle, Ky. Thirty-one T28 trainer planes lorn Webb took off on the search t dawn. They returned at 8 a m. jecause o! poor visibility caused y the dust, and took off again t 8 45 a m. Capt Jernigan said the plane ad the number "51-37-37" steneil- d on the tail, and "Webb AFB" HIthe fuselage. Sweetwster Included Yesterday, CAP units from Sweewater, Snyder, Lamesa, Odes- sa and Garden. City, Tex., joined Webb AEB planes in a search, that ended with darkness. Despite the fact visibility in the Big Spring area was Testricted by fiust yesterday, -a-Webb AFB spokesman said planes flew regu- larly from the base during the day. He discounted dust as a factor in the T28's disappearance. If oust was factor, it was, the third plane to run afod of blowing dust and sand in Texas in four days. Last Friday, during a severe dust storm which swept across the state, Robert L Boyleii ,42, San Antonio businessman-pilot, was oiled when his private plane crashed near Cleburhe. Lt. Francis Anchors, 32, Atlanta, Ga., bailed out of his navy jet near DaUas when his out Anchors' jet crashed without In- juring anyone and-Anchors himself parachuted into a tree near Sul- phur Springs, 75 miles northeast of Dallas, unhurt. ACC LECTURESHIP PROGRAM TUESDAY 7.30 p m. "Working With Orphan John B. White Auditorium "Overcoming Eldership Dr. JcAn G. Younl p.m. "Africa" John T. Hardin Church "Overcoming Professionalism in Ministry" Dr, Paul Southern 7-30pm. "France" Owen Aiken Gymnasium "Overcoming Dangers in Work ot Evangelist" Glenn L. WEDNESDAY a.m. Auditorium 8-30 a.m. Church 11 a.m. Auditorium Panel: "Tendencies In .the Church Today" "Caringfor Orphans.and H.SteMliinxiii Richard Walker Church Fuel; "Penaua fe ttw Church" More Shipping Charges Made WASHINGTON HI Attv. Gen. BrowneU announced today a feder- al grand jury has returned five ad- ditional indictments charging 18 and seven corporations with diverse offenses in connection with the disposal of surplus ships from World War jl. Among ths Individuals were for- mer Rep. Joseph Casey (D-Massl. The indictments, said, were voted last April 23 but-were kept sealed until the government reached the conclusion that some of the defendants, living abroad, are ever to return to the United States. The indictments, part of a series of such, named Casey for a second time during the series The ex- lawtnaker, who once headed a group aUeged to have', made. im- mense profits in surplus ship trans- fers, was accused conspiracy to breach a purchase contract with the government by sales of stocfc in the purchasing .company to others without approval of the Maritime Commission. Today's indictments similarly charged Julius C New York city, former United States minister to London, who was al- leged to have participated m the Casey transactions. Other indictments announced early this month named Casey and Aristotle S. Onassis, fabulously wealthy resident of Argentina who runs a worldwide shipping business headquartered at Monte Carlo. Those indictments charged them with conspiring to defraud the gov- ernment. HIT A FEW, ;