Abilene Reporter News, February 24, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

February 24, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, MILD "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIII, No. 253 Aaociated Prttt (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 24, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS EVENIIG F s N-A'L.' "PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Parr's Attorney Sees Bloodshed HOUSTON civil rights at- torney today told three' federal judges "force and bloodshed" could, develop in Duval County unless po- litical boss George Parr receives an injunction against .Texas Han-: gers. I Arthur Garfield Hays of New- York, in opening final arguments In the three-day hearing on Parr's plea, told the judges: "If the injunction isn't granted you would be permitting an elec- trified atmosphere that at anytime could result in bloodshed. You would be bringing about force and bloodshed." Alice Attorney Jacob S. Floyd Sr. began the closing argument in behalf of Ranger Capt. Alfred Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge at a.m. 90 Minutes Each Floyd was to be followed by an- other Ranger attorney, Frank J. Knapp of Houston. Each side was to have been al- lowed one hour but a last minute change increased the time limit to 90 minutes each. Parr's petition alleges events of recent months have shown "con- vincing proof" the Rangers want to kill him. Alice and Bridge yes- terday admitted acts of staple as- sault but denied that they have ever threatened to kill anyone. The defendants contend Parr did not come into court with "dean hands." The injunction suit was filed as and federal agencies were conducting a series of investiga- tions in. Duval CVounty. Hays said an injunction can do ARTHUR G. HAYS for Boss Parr no harm if the Rangers are sincere in their statements they do not in- tend to harm "You have one side before he told the court. "Had Mr. Parr's civil rights been violated. I would fight against my client just as hard as I would fight for him when civil liberties are concerned." The three M. Kenner- ly, Allen B. Hannay and Ban C. no indication as to when their final ruling might be expected. Before seeking to prove that See PARR, Pg. 11-A, Col. 3 TO VISIT 30 FIRMS Teachers Get Set For 'Business' Day Abilene school teaehsfs were get- ting set for a little 'laming" _in practical business methods Wed- nesday on theveve of B. E. Day. That stands .for Business-Educa- tipii Das -duriag? which teachers local, firms' Whieri- have.' arranged special tours and programs" lor them. The -teachers .will. meet at Abi- lene High'. "achmji auditorium for an opebmg'a'isenibly' at a.m. with representatives .of the firms and of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the day, Following the assembly, they go to their respective firms to spend the day seeing the plants and hearing talks on how the busi- ness is run, forums, and having lunch with firm representatives. Teachers have' been assigned to. the businesses which they request- ed wherever was possible, T. B. Blain, chairman of the B. E. Day committee, said. All of the 375 teachers in the Abilene schools will participate. Supt. A. E. Wells and Donald Mc- Donald, coordinator of curriculum, have made arrangements st the schools. Participating firms include: Onyx Refining Co.. West Texas Utilities Co., Willis Cox Agency, 2 GENERALS Primrose Jersey Farms, Montgom- ery Ward Co., Hotel Windsor, Abi- lene Savings Association, Thorn- ton's, Perry Hunter Hall, First State Bank, T> S. Lankford, and Son. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., North Park Nursery, Hotel Woot- eri, Popular Department" Store, KRBC and KRBC-TV, KWKC, LonS Star Gas Co., The Abflehe-Heport- News, McKesson and Robbtns, the Borden Co., Waidrop Furniture Co., Safeway Stores. F. C. Old's Co., Citizens National Bank, Mrs. Baird's Bakeries. Fore- most Dairies, Hendrick Memorial Hospital, Texas Coca Cola Bottling Co., West Texas Wholesale Supply Co., and Camera Inc. Teachers who will visit the Re- porter-News and their schools in- clude: Mrs. Gladys Spencer, Fannin: Billy Woods, College Heights; Fay Hattie Elaine Bafcheior Riding Home With Brass TOKYO Caude Batch- elor, a Texas ex-POW who changed his mind about staying with the Communists, left for home today aboard a plush military plane car- rying 14 officers, including two generals. Batchelor, onetime leader of a group of pro-Communist American prisoners who refused to return home, boarded the plane 33 min- utes before the plane took off at p.m. a.m. EST) Just before walking up the ramp Batchelor bade farewell to his Japanese wife, Kyoko, whose love letters played an important part in his decision to renounce Commu- nism, he has said. She hopes to join him later. Lived at Hospital Batchelor has been living at Tokyo Army Hospital since short- ly after he asked an Indian guard for repatriation New Year's Day. The corporal said he had no idea where the Army will send him after he lands at Travis Air Force Base near San Francisco (arrival time was not He hoped to go home to Kermit, Tex. "There's no place like especially West it will be fine to said in an interview Wednesday. One American who deserted the pro-Communist Ed- ward Dickenson of Cracker's Neck, be tried by court-martial on a charge of informing on his companions while in prison camp in North Korea, the Army has an- nounced. Had Fair Record Batehelor said in an interview Tuesday he doesn't believe he will be court-martialed. "I had a pretty fair record in prison camp and didn't inform on any of the he said. Batchelor asked the army for a two-week leave last week to obtain necessary visas to take his wife with him to the United States, but the Army did not grant the leave. He" was informed suddenly Tues- day morning that he would leave bv plane Wednesday. Mrs. Batehelor hopes to follow him" to the U. S. in the next several weeks. Ruth Hamilton, Fannin; Tankersley, Locust: Mrs. Brumbeau, Bowie; A. G. Craver, Central; Evelyn J. Chapman, Alia Vista; Mrs. Glenn R. Caffey, Trav- is. rs. Gladys Smith, North Jun- igh; Willie Cox, North Park; la Pechin, Houston; BUlie Bail- ey and Selina L. .Bishop, AHS Mrs. E. C. Blalock and Mrs. Jew- ell Harris, South Junior High. Roosevelt 10 Pay Each Month PASADENA, Calif, Roosevelt, pictured by his estranged wife, Romelle, as a phil- anderer and juggler of finances, was ordered today to pay her a month temporary support. She had asked He had said bis income is only about The sum is to support her and their three young children pending trial of their separate maintenance suits. In hers, Mrs. Roosevelt ac- cused her husband of multiple adultery. Roosevelt has charged mental cruelty. Superior Judge Kurtz Kauffman also ordered the eldest son of the late President Franklin D. Roose- velt to pay oh account for attorney's fees and court costs, AT EASE Shown greeting an Air Force inspection team Wednesday morning at Abilene Air Force Base is Lee E Wilson, area engineer of the U. S Corps of Engineers Frojt row from left to right are Col. G, W Arb, Col. J. Rob- WAREHOUSES DELAYED Religion Must Help Widows, Orphans; ACC Crowd Told "If our religion today is to be pleasing to God, it must be a re- ligion caring for the widows and George H. Stephenson declared Wednesday morning be- fore an overflow crowd, in Sewell Auditorium. Stephenson, Nashville minister, emphasized that "mercy, compas- sion, and love constitute the very heart of Christianity." and that unless Christians sjiow these char- acteristics in their relations to the needy, their doctrinal soundness in other matters does not comprise the whole of Christianity. 22 German Congreaiions Meanwhile in the College Church of Christ, Richard Walker of Hei- delberg, Germany, described the opportunity for the work of the church in that country. He pointed out that 22 congregations have been established but there is still ,the -need for more churches and preach- ers in that counry. Stephensn said that if the true gospel of Jesus Christ has been planted in Christians' hearts they will open their hearts to the dis- tress of the needy, because the very Bible definition of pure re- ligion embraces visiting "father- less and widows in their afflic- tions" (James He said that methods for caring for the needy are not detailed in the scriptures but general princi- ples are laid down. He cited these: (1) Caring for needy by individu- als. (2) Caring for needy by con- "If there must be an emergency jefore these scriptures apply in re- ard to cooperation, then there also must be an emergency before we an use 1 Cor. and 2.Cor. Chapters 8 and 9 to apply in re- gard to Stephenson said. "By what matter of reasoning ould it be right for congregations o cooperate in meetin; an emer- gency and yet it be wrong for hem to cooperate in the same manner .when it is not an -emer- !ency? If congregations did not ose their autonomy in working to- gether in an emergency, why should we say they lose their au- onomy in working together when there is not an he asked. Caring for the widows and the orphans implies the need for a home, he said, and added that such a home could be provided by the congregation, or, by. several, congre- ;ations cooperating to provide one lome to serve all.-. "The orphan homes wiiich have (3) Caring for needy by cooper- ation of several Scripturts Quoted He quoted 2 Cor. to show that New Testament congregations work together ta fending money for benevolent .work. Stephenion denied however, that such cooper arrangc-ments are scrtptur al only ia css-i o{ emergency. (Related story on Pg. S-A) been operated by our brethren have been in-existence long enough for us to determine if they are lead- ing us in the wrong-direction. Has there been any centralization oi power' given to one church. over another church? Are the congre- gations organized into some sort of federation and tied together in some unscriptural he ask- ed, and then denied thaf such had been the case in his attempt to show that no parallel may be fairly drawn between the orphan home and the missionary society Opportunity Cited Walker said, "A great opportun ity for preaching the gospel exists in Berlin because one of these days that Iron Curtain is going to go rolling back and what a fine thing it will be if there were churche in Berlin and we couldvgo from See LECTURES, Pg. 11-A, Col. ACC LECTURESHIP PROGRAM WEDNESDAY Rivas Auditorium "Overcoming Denominational Tendencies" .....................H. A. Dbcon p.m. "United States Missions" ..........Leslie DIcstelkamp Church "Overcoming :tte to P. Crenshaw 7-30 p.m. "Southwestern Christian H. L. Barber Gymnasium "Overcoming Worlefliness" ........Dr. North THURSDAY "Geriruny" ,....................Richtrd Walker "Caring for Orphans and George H. Stephenson Rep. Sentell Ordered To Complete Jail Term Bid Opening oh AFB Electrical Work Set Bids wfll be opened March 19 t tHe Fort Worth District office t the Corps of Engineers on a ontract under which the electrical istribution system for the Abilene Ur Force Base will be .construct- d, Col. H. R. Hallock, Fort Worth istrict engineer, announced Wed- nesday. Under this proposed contract the permanent electrical facilities to service buildings now under con- tructiorx at the air base and those o be constructed there in the im- mediate future will be built. The successful bidder will have 150 calendar days in which to in- jtall power poles and connecting high voltage lines to the street in ront of buildings. Col. Hallock also announced that he bid opening on the -new ware- louse to be constructed at Abi- ene Air Force Base, which was scheduled to be held on March 3, las been postponed to March 17 to permit-certain changes to be made in the design of the build- ing. The bid opening on the ware- louse will also be held in the Fort Worth District office of the Corps of Engineers. Ten other air base projects on which the Fort Worth District En- gineers are taking bids and tenta- jve bid-opening dates are: 1. March grading over 3.8 miles. 2. Majfch 12 About square yards of grading, storm ewer culverts and drainage ditch- 3. March 15 Masonry building, bout square feet area, for vehicles maintenance shop. April hangar, square feet, double' canteley- stcel frame, masonry and cor- rugated siding. 5. April 30 Apron grid duct, 10.electrical outlets in apron and 150 feet :of transhiissipn line with necessary secondary feed to sup- )ly outlets. 6. May 5 Masonry exterior milding, about square in area for BOQ (bachelor offic- ers' quarters) for 63 officers. 7. May 15 Masonry exterior, 'rame construction of chapel, about square feet. 8. May 27 Crash and fire sta- about square feet ma- sonry building. 9. May 27 Two masonry BOQ buildings, one square feet and one square feet. One is to accommodate 42 officers and the other 63. 10. May 28 Refueling hydrant system with 12 hydrants and ap- purtenances. Grotewohl Rejects Ue Solution' BERLIN Zone Prims Minister Otto Grotewoh! rejectee today the Western Powers' prppo sal of a "little solution" for divided Germany. The Communist leader told the East German parliament: 1. The plan of the American British and French high cornmis sloners to get together with Sovie Commissioner Vladimir Semyeno on trade, transport, travel an other complexities of the split na tion is unacceptable. 2. The only 'proper solution" i for all-German talks to be organ ized. win Talk at Hearing WASHINGTON Wt-Awitness be- ore the Senate Judiciary Commit- ee on Earl Warren's nomination o be chief justice was arrested by jolice today but was released to lis attorneys under an agreement that he would return to testify urther this afternoon. Chairman Langer (R-ND) an- ounced that the committee, after meeting behind dosed doors for bout two hours, had recessed until p. m., when it will resume its onsideration of Warren's nomina- lon for the nation's highest judi- ial office. Shortly after noon, the commit- ee had called Roderick J. Wilson Hollywood, Calif., into the hear- and swore him as a wit-' ness even though he previously had wen described by the Justice- De- partment as a fugitive from jus- ice. Wilson opposes the nomina- ion. While Wilson was in the commit- ee room. Capt. Michael J. Dowd jf the Metropolitan District police said he had been advised by police in San Francisco that a felony waft rant had been issued for Wilson. Abilene C( Ranks 3rd in Stale In Members Gained During Year Church 11 a.m. Auditorium Pinel: U a.m. Church. Faaitl: "Perjonalfwork in the Church" "Tcadtncicata tbt Church. Today" McCarthy, Stevens May Avoid Showdown WASHINGTON Wl-Secretary of tbf Army Stevens and Sen. Mc- Carthy (R-Wis) got together for. a closed-door conference-at the Cap- itol today. V The two men, who exchanged hot statements last weekend over Mc- Carthy's searches lor Communists In the Army, met in the office of Dirkacn Dirtstn present and Vice President Nixon, then in an adjoining room, was expected to join toe conference later. W. L. Blakney and had the second top prospector C. B. Hicks. The third-place team of Fred Higgin- botham claims the third-Top Pro- spector Leroy Langston. Todd, Scrivner, and Anderson will be honored at the CC banquet March 9, when both Scrivner as master salesman 'and Anderson as top team captain will receive awards. 'The fact that we have .taken in 3 new members and increasec the budget by to is great immediate Todd said. "But the hundreds of calls made without tangible results will produce future benefits of im- measurable value." He invited alL Prospectors who are interested to continue in the club from year to year, but sug gested they limit their CC. acttvi ties so as to give the club their full time. New members who have not ye received membership cards wi] get them during the week of March 8 when 1955-56 cards and annua reports will be mailed to them Todd said. Final standings of the top thre teams and top Prospectors at th time of the last report breakfas were: Anderson's team, points for 86 new member with Scrivner getting points Blakney's team. points fo 58 members with Hicks getting 80 points for 42 members; and Hlg ginbotham's team, 808 fo 135 members with Lensston Second-place team, was kti by I ing 528 points for 22 memben. The hustling Membership Pro- spectors Club has brought 230 new members into the Abilene Cham- ber of Commerce during the past year to make the CC have the third largest gain in the state, Gen- eral Manager Joe. Cooley told the club Wednesday. Cooley said that Abilene ranked third in the total number of new members gained during the past year with only Houston and Fort Worth -surpassing its record. He heard that report Tuesday at at a workshop in .Fort Worth for the Texas Chamber of Commerce 'Managers Association of which he is president. No percentages were given, and no report came in from San An- tonio, which may have ruii higher, he said at the sixth and last re- port breakfast of the year for the Prospectors in the Windsor Hotel Wednesday, Cooley praised Chairman Briggs Todd for his "superior leadership in what has been the outstanding campaign in the history of the Abilene CC." Top Three Honored Certificates of accomplishment were presented to tbis three top Prospectors and three leading team, captains. Appropriately enough, Andy An- derson's top 'team boasted Mas-, ter Salesman Don Scrivntr, who Im chalked up 78 new members 'alone during the nine-month cam- paifn. Warrw Irresfed erts, Col G 0 Mount. Col W G Booth, and Cpl. L W. Kohr Second Row, Col. C. A. Dunn, col F. S. Lt. Col. C D Trail, and Lt. Col. E, S. Baldwin, (Staff Photo by Don Hutchesori) 9AEOfficers Inspect Base A nine-mart team of Air Force officers inspected the Abilene Air Force Base Wednesday morning. The team remained at the base until II a.m. when members left by plane for Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Flying into Abilene for the in- spection were Col. G. W. Arb, assistant director of material of the Eighth Air Force; Col. J. Rob- erts, chief of staff of the Eighth Air Force; Col. G. O. Mount, di- rector of installations of the Eighth Air Force; Cpl. W. G. Booth, spec- ial assistant in developments to the commanding officer of the Eighth Air Force; Col. L. W. Hohr, dep- uty director of plans; Col. C. A. Dunn, director of personnel; Lt. Col. F. S. Smith, chaplain; Lt. Col. C. D. Trail, assistant chief of program planning in plans divi- sions; and Lt. Col. E. S. Bald- win, assistant chief air training branch. The Air Force officers were wel'. corned at the base by Lee R..Wil- son, area engineer of the" U. S. Corps of Engineers. The inspection was the first made at the base by the Force, which has its headquarters at Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, 6-3 Vote Upholds Decision AUSTIN Supreme Court oday ordered Rep. Frank Sentell, nyder, back to jail to serve the alance or a contempt of court sen- eiice. Tde court divided G-3 in uphold- ing Dist. Judge Sterling Williams ho fined the legislator S100 and cntenced him to three days in ail. Under the Supreme Court's rui- ng, Sentell remanded again o the custody of the Scurry County heriff. S e n t e 1 1's attorneys in- icated they would ask the Su- ireme Court for another hearing. Notified .by a newspaperman of the dcciiion, Sentell said at Sny- !cr: "I hadn't heard about if be- ore now, I .don't know, right 'now vhat I'm going to He hadn't been in jail late in the morning. Sheriff Homer Whis- nand's office said it had not yet 'ceived official word of the court decision. The Sentell has been 11 in recent days. The contempt action grew out of a stormy courtroom scene in the rial of a civil at Snyder last )ctober. One lawyer in arguing he case -had told- the Supreme Court that the trial had produced 'a stuttering a flow of words th" reporter unable to separate." 'Hard: Feeling' The majority opinion ol the Supreme Court commented that he case was tried: in a V-backV gruimd hard. It said that Sentell, after being Islied by toe tsrlat court, had ex- hibited a "further contemptuous uttrtuoV' 'Bm dissenting opinion, signed by Associate Smith. Mesde.F. Grlffln and BDb- judgment is void because there is no evidence to sustain it. Moreover, in the ab- sence of supporting evidence, the judgment itself does not recitations of fact necessary to sustain its The majority oppihion declared; "Undoubtedly it was proper for he trial court to conclude from the conduct and appearance af the relator independent what'he said, that the latter was in a 'contemptuous attitude.1 He (the trial judge) saw the relator's attitude, expression and appear- during verbal exchanges quoted above, and he found It. con- temptuous." Uproarious Proceeding The majority opinion had tran- scribed some of the exchanges that occurred during the uproarious trial court proceeding. Sestell has already served 33 hours of the 72-hour jsil sentence, the Supreme Court was told when the case was argued. He had been freed on a temporary writ of habe- as corpus, which he sought to make permanent The high court denied this plea and set aside trie temporary freedom order. Some Dust Remains But Weather Clear By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Except for some dust still hang- ing in the air in West Texas, the state nad clear weather Wednes- Temperatures, chilly during Use night and early morning hours, climbed toward moderate, spring- time levels during the day; Some dust was still evident, the nost at Dalhart where visibility was reported. ChlWress and Amarillo reported four-mile i visibility while Lubbock reported five. I Pre-dawn temperatures ranged from 33 degrees at Salt Flat to 53 at Brownsville, but across the state most were in the iOs. j Ths Weather Bureau said clear skies and moderate temperatures appeared likely for the next couple of days. REP. FRANK SENTELL THE WEATHER WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES BUILDING PROPOSED Plans for a Bible Building at Abilene College announced. 1-8; ESCAPEES INDICTID Roby joil breakers Indicted for murder attempt flnd burglary. Pose 2-A. DEMOS DISAUK House Dwnocrars'.disagree on tax-.cutV strategy. Paje.M-A. ItM GOOD TURK Chair- man nomed lor Boy Scouts' good turn program of year conservation. Page 3-8, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BCSEAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair ts4 mlla Wednesday. Wednesday sight aod Thursday. High temperature Wednesday TO to decrees. Ixiw Wednesday d Hlxh Thursday 75 to W. NORTH AKD CESTR.O. WEST TEXAS; Fair this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. Warmer thl5 afternoon. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Fair and mild this' afternoon, tonlrtit and Thiiiiwifcy. Gentle to moderate mostly ircst asd southwest vlads on the coast. Wed. A 53 ..51 49 SI 50 f SO Q 63............ H 61 630 M .........i.. -S3' 9 30 1030 B. Suniet last SJJ Sl'.m.t 35 S3 17 n n tot .t.m day Maximum for IVhoon ffldU' tat a.m. A. Mtntrcum tot 9f IMilx wW Utt ;