Abilene Reporter News, February 26, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

February 26, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARM, WINDY EVENING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO .FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 255 Associated Fmf fAP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 26, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc DEMO LEADERS MEElWudge Ralph Yarborough (left) was greeted at Abilene Municipal Airport Friday, morning by Mayor Courtney Hunt of Haskell The Austin attorney, was honored at a luncheon here Friday. HeVwas to have introduced Sen. Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma tonight at a Jefferson Day Dinner in Sweetwater which was unex- pectedly postponed while Yarborough. was en route here. (Photo by C. C. Demo Rally Postponed The Jefferson-Jackson 'Day :din- nef schedule 'Friday night in Sweetwater has been postponed because Sen. Robert S. Kerr of main speaker for the event, .has .been-.held in ton on urgent business of the Sen- 1. W. SorreUs, jr., chairman of the organizing committee of the 24th Senatorial District, said the dinner will be held March .6 when it will be possible for Sen. Kerr to attend. Ocie Hunt of Sweetwater, ar- rangements committee chairman for .the dinner, .talked with Sen. Xsrr in Washington by phone Fri- day morning and notified Sorrells that his appearance here would be postponed. Sen. Kerr told Hunt that Re- publicans favoring the Bricker "amendment had -decided to force the issue Friday :when different senators and con-, gressmen were' out of Washington on speaking engagements. Sen. Lyndon' Johnson vand Sam Hay- bum ordered the Democrats to be at their posts Friday and Saturday. Sen. Knowland is calling a night session o'f the Senate Friday night and. said there would be a Satur- day session if necessary to reach a decisive vots on the issue.. "We were planning for a time to have Sen. Kerr's speech broad- cast to the group tonight, but we decided that it would be better for everyone concerned to post- pone the Sorrels said. He was told that Sen. Kerr will definitely be in' Sweetwater for the Jefferson Jackson dinner March 6. In order to be there the senator has cancelled plans that date to attend the southwest, region- al dinner of the National Democra- tic Party in Miami, Fla., at which Adiai Stcphenson will be, the prin- cipal speaker. "If anyone who has already bought tickets for the Sweetwa- THE WEATHER us. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND Fair, warm ana wlRSy Friday afternoon, Friday night and Saturday -with local blowing dust like- ly, High temperature Friday 75 to SO. Low Friday night 50. High Saturday In the 70s. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Generally fair this afternoon and tonight. Saturday, partly cloudy. No Important temperature changes. WEST TEXAS: Partly cloufir through Saturday. Warmer in Panhandle this after- SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy with no Important temperature this afternoon, tonight and Sat- urday. Moderate mostly south, and south- vest winds on the coast. EAST TEXAS: Generally fair this after- noon and tonight. Saturday, partly cloudy. Wo iukpOftant temperature changes. Mod-' eraie to JOiaiiy rrcsh mostiy south to winds on the coast. TEMfESATURES Tburs. P.M. Fri. A.M. 70 50 73 51 72 53 72............ 36 71 H M............ 53 64 5S 87 67 ft S.. 90 10 so :.........asm lut nlirtit >.m. Sunset tonlchi p.m. Maximum temperature for 34 end> toi >t >.m. 13. Minimum tampintun Jor M houn P.M. J7.T5.' BcUtivt p.m. ter Jefferson-Jackson dinner finds a conflict March 6 date and is unable.-to. attend, their mon- ey will be Sorrells said. The dinner will be held in the Blue Bonnet Hotel at pm following a reception for Sen. Kerr from 6 to 7 p.m. Judge Orders Parr's Banks Keep Records CORPUS CHRIST! UB-iederal Judge James V. Allred today, in an agreed order, forbade two South Texas banks headed by polit- ical boss George Parr from de- stroying records for the next 90 days. Neither Parr or any officials of his banks showed up at the brief federal court hearing.. Judge Allred entered the re- straining order five minutes after the hearing began. The order restrains the Texas State Bank of Alice and the San Diego, Tex., State Bank from de- stroying or secreting records. The banks bad. been under a temporary restraining order issued last week by Federal Judge Ben ConnaUy of Houston at the re- quest of Internal Revenue Bureau agents. Parr, whose inherited political power is cemented by a decade of political activity, is under attack by Allan Shivers and Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd. Shepperd was in South Texas today checking up on what his investigators have learned about Duval County and school districts in the Parr-dom- inated county. the hearing today, Charles Smith, assistant U.S. attorney, peared for the government 'and M. J. Raymond and Victor Woods of Laredo appeared as attorneys for the banks. Judge Allred set May 26 here as the date for another hearing in the matter. AUred's order today merely pro- vided an official court record of a widely-recognized bank records must be preserved for fed- eral and state" bank inspectors. He did not rule on whether microfilm records must be saved. Search for Pilot Ends; He walks In HOUSTON "air search for a ]et fighter; pilot who crash landed his plane last night was called off today after She pilot walked'Into the CAA navigation station at Salt Flat. Officials ,of the 47th Air Rescue Squadron at Ellington Air Force Base said the pilot, a Lieutenant whose first name-was not available, was injured but was able to walk several miles to the radio range station. Zieba was transferred to Biggs. Air Force Base at El Paso. It was not known here, how seriously Zieba .war in- jured. _ RAIN SENDS HIM UP RIVER, BUT NOT WITHOUT HIS ORR REIGATE, England rain began to spot the shop windows in Reigate's business district the'other day and in 46-year-old George Orr sometMag seemed to snap. George is a window cleaner. Witnesses told the judge, yesterday George grabbed a beer bottle.and started down the main street on run, smashing every plate glass window in sight. By the time the cops got him cooled off, he'd reduced 334 pounds 18 shillings worth of display win- dows to a mess of splinters. The judge sentenced him to six months in jail for caus- ing malicious damage. Parking Ban Voted On South First St. No-parking rule on South First St. from the traffic circle east of town to the west city limits was voted on- first reading Friday moming'by the City Commlssicf. Public hearing and final vc'a will be held Friday morning, March 12, during a regular meet- ing, beginning at 9 a.m. The ordinance also states "all left turns and traffic movements (on South First) shall be prohibit- ed as traffic studies warrant aud dictate, in connection with: good This latter provision in' effect calls-for a study of traffic control. Any violation-of the ordinance would -be punishable by a fine not to exceed i' Provisions of the new .regula- tion carry out a program request- ed by the Highwaj' Committee of "Abilene Chamber of Commerce as a means of a start on the building of a freeway on U. S. Highway 80 from Abilene-to the west Howard County Sewer Contract Delayed. Award of a contract for engi- neering on the new outfall sewer line, to serve Abilene Air Force Base, was postponed oae week; when Commissioner A.; Crutcher Just a He'll Always Say "MANCHESTER, England' Harold Wood, 42, was repairing the StMark's: 'Hospital clock 60 frft above; the street yesterday when a gust of wind blew down his wood, en scaffold. He grabbed the three- foot minute hand, hung ei sod yelled for help.. WorkineB him with V Scott said he wanted more time to study the proposal. A suggested contract with Freese Nichols, engineers, for the sewer line w.ork was presented, but Commissioner J. Floyd Mal- com made a motion the job be given to E. B. Yeatts, Abilene en- gineer. He withdrew his motion and voted "aye" to Scott's suggestion that the matter be delayed a week. The commission also: (1) Formally set the annual gen- eral city election for City Com- mission and School Board for Tuesday, April 6. (2) Was assured by Manager George Page that City Transpor- tation Co. to remove its city-bus schedule, from West- way Dr. A group of residents tnere had expressed a fear that they were! going to lose the service. City Postpones Action On School Zoning Plea STUDY ORDERED Probes May Get New Set of Rules WASHINGTON ffl-The Senate Bepubllcan Policy Committee to- day a study .looking to pos- sible changes in the rules under which investigations, such as those made by Sen. McCarthy are conducted. Chairman Ferguson (R-Mich) an- nounced that he had been in- structed by unanimous vote of the policy group, to "make a study of the rules and of policies with re- spect to investigations for general guidance on committee or subcom- mittee procedure." Caused By Urfroar Although Ferguson declined to say so publicly, it was obvious the move was precipitated by. Ihe up- roar caused by charges of tary, of the Army Stevens that an Army officer had been "abused" as a witness before McCarthy's committee investigating Commu- nists .in government. Asked if the issue alleged U.S. Invites 14 A! lies To Geneva "WASHINGTON an-The united States has invited 11 of its Korean War meet with Russia, Communist China and North Ko- rea at a Korean peace conference "set'for Geneva April 26. The State'Department disclosed today that forma! invitations to the parley, agreed upon at the Big Four foreign ministers -meeting >in :BerUft- isfued to foreign diplomats IVednesday. Invitations went to South Korea, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Co- lombia, Ethiopia, Greece, Luxem- bourg, the Netherlands, New Zea- land, the Philippines. Thailand. Turkey, and SAME STORY Fair, Kild-Bu! Ousty-Wealher Due for Weekend Continued fair weather here over the weekend with no import- ant temperature change'is the fore- cast of, the U. S. Weather Bureau. But there's a catch more dust is likely.. A cold front, which Friday morn- ing was located over. Wyoming, is due to arrive in Abilene about a.m. Saturday, bringing dust from eastern Colorado, western Kansas and the Panhandle. The cold front will only lower temperatures slightly. Winds will range up to 40 miles an hour Sat- urday, but winds Sunday won't; be as strong. High temperature Friday was to be 75 to 80 degrees, and the high Saturday in the 70s. Dust will be about the same Sat- urday as it has been the last two days, a weatherman said. Draft Dodger Out to Be Lovely FLEETWOOD, England Ministry of Labor has withdrawn with blushes a threat to jail Sidney Walker, 21, as an army draft dodger. Sidney turned out to be a lovely brunette showgirl and "Miss Fleet- wood" of 1953. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS Livestock news and sports will share the spotlight in the big Sunday Reporter-News. Farm Editor Bob Cooke's department will be telling .you ail about ihe Abilene Fat Stock Show. Sports Writers Harless Wade and Fred Sanner will 'bring you the results regional basketball tournaments at Brownwood .and Lubbock.The" Canyon tournament will be in the news and the Texas Conference Ail-Star Bas- ketball team will be snriounced. These are just "extras Another extra will be pictures taken it big civic parties Friday night at Anson and Say- :der. The usual 'complete coverage of local, state, national and international news will round'out the Sunday Re- porter-News, your best bay for a dime. abuse of witnesses was involved, Ferguson replied "If there has been any such abuse I assumf- that'we will look into it and all oider matters." Ferguson sait. he has asked the policy committee staff to compile a list of rules as they now exist. Investigation committees generally have made their own rules and they are not always parallel. The Michigan senator said he will call all Senate committee chairmen together later-to discuss proper changes in the rules govern- ing the calling of witnesses, their testimony rights and'the. makeup, of the investigating committees themselves. May Adopt It will have to be determined later, Ferguson said, whether the full Senate will be asked to adopt a code for investigations or wheth- er committees will act on such a code separately. Ferguson said the move origi- nated in the Senate and was not suggested by the White House or by Vice President Nixon, who has been acting as a mediator in the row between McCarthy and Stevens.' From one member of McCarthy's subcommittee there was a state- ment, meantime, that Secretary Stevens was "correct in saying he had assurances against abuse of Army witnesses at hearings by the subcommittee. WAR'S NOT OVER Sen. Joseph McCarthy left, and Army Secretary Robert Stevens confer at the Capitol after their battle supposedly ended. Stevens agreed to give McCarthy's Senate investigations subcommittee "the names of everyone involved" in the case of Dr. Irving Pe- ress, New York City dentist. But'Friday the fight was on again after Stevens restated his position with President Ei- senhower's backing. SAVES SISTER Brownwood Boy, 12, Slays Father; Funeral 26 for John D. Bartlstt, 62, Browawood farmer, will be held here at 10.30 a.m. Saturday at London-Burton Chapel. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery here un- der the direction of London-Burton Funeral Home. Bartlett was shot to death Thurs- day by his son, John Paul Bartlett, 12, who told officers he fired from point-blank range to thwart an at- tempt by the father to kill his 14- year-old sister. Justice of the Peace T. H. Hart said he would return a verdict of justifiable homicide for the 'dark- eyed; seventh pupil. The. sharp-shooting youngster, police said, wounded his father with his first twocshots from a single-action .22 caliber rifle as the man chased Dorothy Jean Bartlett, 14, in a rage. Then- as the berserk 62-year-old man fell to his .knees still bran- dishing a heavy tire tool, police said John Paul calmly, fired a bul- let into the back of his father's head. Cursing All Time 'Tie was cursing all the both children told police." "He said he would wipe-out the whole fam- ily-- Mrs. Bartlett, the wife and moth- er, said she and.the two children had been separated from the fa- ther and that she filed for divorce Wednesday. She said her husband had threatened to kill her before.' That time, she said, John Paul saved her by aiming a bow and arrow at his father.ipjd threaten- ing to shoot County Atty; Firman H. Smith and DIst. Atty. Bill AUcora said John Paul w.is "cool as ice" as he told this The father drove the children to his 107-acre farm near here on the "pretense that their .mother was there ill and wanted'to see them. He had picked the boy up at ele- mentary school .and then picked up Dorothy Jean at junior high school, Mother Not-There When they arrived at the farm; about 7 miles south of the father took them into the back bedroom of the home, but the mother was not there. r Bartlett grabbed" his daughter, threw her on 'the bed and began .mauling her and'cursing. He took a ..38 'caliber revolver from a pa- per lack, but it mis-fired when he- aimed it at the girl's head. As wie father and daughter struggled on the bed, John Paul struck the man ever the bead with a soft drink bottle. As hi did, Dorothy Jean grabbed the. pistol' barrel and wrested the-gun from her father's .'hand. She turned the weapon on the now thoroughly frightened, man and pulled the trigger, but still it would not (lie. Thru the lathor agreed to take, children back to school. But once back In' the pick-up father grabbed tor the pistol which Dorothy Jean wan holding on him. The cun ixcamt unbreechedj fell to the ground, and scattered cartridges. Runs-For Rifle The girl ran from the truck-'and the father ran after swinging a heavy iron tire tool. John Paul rah to the house for his rifle. When: he came -back outside; Bartlett was-'still chasing Dorothy Jean 'and -had started .throwing- rocks :at Paul .fired once but could not tell whether his.first shbt'took effect." He went back for more ammunition. fired again-as he raced out- side a second time, and-this bullet struck1 Bartlett' in the of He fell fa his knees, cursing and still waving the tire tool. John Paul stepped within two yards of the crazed man, raised his rifle and coolly administered the last, 'fatal shot John Jean felt.of their father's cheek, gathered up the guns, and -drove the pick-up to town fpi their mother. She took to police where they told their story. Police :who examined Bartlett's 38 pistol said it had a rusted, spent cartridge in the chamber that had kept it from firing. West German House Votes to Arm Troops BONN W) The West German Bundestag-dower ap- proved constitutional. changes au- thorizing the arming of a half mil- lion German soldiers to serve in the proposed European army. i The smashing vote was 334-144. i Thei decision represented'anlim- porUnt victory for pro-Western Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, who based his foreign :policy on linking West-Germany militarily, and po- litically to the. West.' Both Must Approve Both.houses of-the Bonn Parlia- ment .have' approved the "army treaty but Adenauer's coalition E. S. Price Creditors Open Meeting Here Thefirstofficial meeting of Cred- itors ot ,-E. S. Price of Runnels County opened in the U. S. Dis- trict Courtroom here Friday morn- ing before Glenn.Smith, referee in bankruptcy. R. W. Haynie, has been.named trustee In bank- ruptcy for Price's estate. Several creditors, some repre- sented by their attorneys, were present and Runnels County Judge W.'H.tRampy appeared in the in- terest of county tax claims against Price's property. Under questioning by his own attorney, Dallas Asst U. S. Dist, Atty. Hrnm Chil- dress, Price gave testimony con- cerning the purchase and sale cf various assets, including real oil drilling equipment, Au- tomobiles and-trucks. The .bearing was recessed, at noon tnd wis to be resumed at 2 p. m. 500 Homeless SANTIAGO, Chfle sweeping through slums or. Santi- ago's; outskirts killed one-person, injured, nine" ind. left, 500 boneless last night. maintained the changes approved today, were needed to end? a Social- ist contention in the West German Supreme Court that the treaty is unconstitutional.. The two constitutional changes ehsigf the federal government with responsibility defense, au- thorize compulsory military serv- ice and declare specifically that the European armyV'treaty and the Allied-WestiGannan.peace contract do not violate .the constitution. They now'go to the Bundesrat (upper house) where Adenauer's coalition Hhe" necessary two- third: majority to approve, them. Then they must be ratified by the three Western occupation the United States, Britain and already, have given tacit approval to the amendments. .Force. Court .Change By changing the constitution. Adenauer intends to force the, Su- Court to throw out the So- 'cialist suit challenging the consti- tutionality of rearmament. The Bundestag's vote .came after a stern warning by Adenauer that the Berlin conference showed free Europe must pool its military're- sources to stave off the threat of massive. Soviet military power, en- trenched: in the heart of the con- tinent. WHAT'S NEWS OH INSIDE PAGES BIG CIVIC mNT of expected to hecr Tenn- essee Bcwmor at Snyder CC banquet tonight. Page 1-8. ALL SQUARES crats and Republicans each pre- dict success os they square off tax .fight.' Page 8-B. HOMING- FKNIUM What comes first, selling old houtt or buying new' 8V. CIVD4 HUVI-HO Syria's ousted dictator president stht pocking by rebel army Page 2-A. Special Board Refused City'Commission Friday morn; lag granted the request of West- wood Development Co. that it post- wne action indefinitely on _ the irm's application for annexation and F zoning that would permit: x shopping center across the street from the new high school. The commission turned down the applicants' -request that it apppint- a special committee "to hear the facts and present a recommenda- tion to the commission." Any evidence wnich the firm may have in support of its: shopping center zoning request must be given first to the City Planning and Zoning Commission, it was ruled Friday by the City Commission. Petitions Presented Maurice Brooks, attorney and spokesman for Westwood Develop- ment Co., presented petitions from about Abilenians asking that: the commission grant the shop- wng-centsf zoning. He said 'are about 500 signatures on peti- tions still out." Commissioners filed, but failed! to take any action on, signed by over Abilenians and sponsored by the P-TA's re-; questing that the commission adopt the following policy resolu- tion: "That all areas within three city; dock? or feet of any school building shall be zoned residential under the Zone B as now" called for by our zoning ordinance." The Rev. Sterling Price, presi- dent of CoUege Heights P-TA, pre- sented the petitions calling for the policy, statement. Other P-TA. officials told a reporter there arfr "several hundred" additional sig- natures on petitions which are still out. iThe commission room was filiedj with persons Interested for "and against-the snopping-center re- quest Speeches on each side brought applause. Brooks said his clients ask- ed that action ou their zoning and annexation application be taken off of Fi because "there have been inaccurate and incomplete statements and because there ha; "been a great deal of publicity over this He said another reason is that the school officials (opposing the shopping center) have filed a with the commission "good planning He said his side -would like to file one, too. Newspaper Flayed Arthel Henson, a member of Westwood Development Co., said "The Abilene Reporter-Newt hasn't been fair. The reporter hasn't tried to get the facts." Henson stated that the Thursoay afternoon Reporter-News ed that I had lied sboot my plans, had changed my plans." "I haven't changed my he said. "I am putting houses on- the part that I told the commis-' sion would be residential. Sixteen months after we gave the high school site, I bought the land where I now propose to place a shopping center." Mayor C. E. Gatlin and Cora- missioaer Jack Mmter told Hen- son's group they didn't think it would be proper for the commis- sion to name a special commit-' tee to hear their case. That would be going over the heads of the. City Planning and Zoning Commis- sion, which has that regular func-' tion; Gatlin and Winter said. Mrs. W. H. Denham objected to: repeated consideration of the. Hen-f son et al shopping-center request.' It could bounce back and iortif from now on between the Cityi Commission and the planning zoning commission, she charged 3 Mrs. D. W. Boring appealed taT Henson to drop his request on ac- count of the children Involved. School Board President W. S. 'Fraley wanted to know if some "minor, Insignificant change lit the shopping center plans" would be considered "new evidence" and get the matter back before- the planning and zoning commission., Mayor GatUu said the planning and zoning commission is a and could de- cide: Price and Fraley pointed out that the question isn't whether to approve the kind of shopping cen- ter whlrh the applicants propose, but whether eaiflmercisl zocuuf shall bf permitted adjacent to ,-jqr school. Both oppose such zoning. Malcolm Gray told of teUdnf with numerous persons two vein ago when the high school site wu being considered. He said all told him they were for the location and the bond issue jn order to fet the school away from crowded coa- dittoes and zone it (or jKOtacUcK "The School Board is .right U laying tnat it wouldn't ae. cepted'the site, if it had there would be a commercial area nenr Gray dwltTrt. t- Rufus Sivley, a developer, the cbmmbsten needs to {lad a "solution which to best for aLt It F ZOM to literal ta UM kind of businesses it "we'd be wiUtac to He V ;