Abilene Reporter News, March 4, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

March 04, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1954, Abilene, Texas SNOW, RAIN Abilene Barter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVEJVIfG FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 261 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 4, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PFJCE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY ICc Okay Forecast ForSalesTaxCut WASHINGTON said today he might move to tack onto the excise tax it hits the controversial pro- posal to increase individual in- come tax exemptions and thus lower taxes, particularly for low income families. Can't Afford Cuts The administration argued that the government cannot afford now such broad and sweeping revenue reductions as are provided in the bill to cut to 10 per cent all excise taxes now above that level, ex- cept for liquor and tobacco. The changes would be effective April 1. They would cut taxes on movies and other admissions, tele- phone bills, rail, bus and air pas- senger fares, jewelry, cosmetics, pocketbooks, furs, luggage, tele- grams, sporting goods, cameras, pens, mechanical pencils, lighters and other items. Presumably prices also would drop on many of these goods, al- though perhaps not on movie tick- ets. Committee Chairman Daniel A. Eeed sponsor of the bill, said the tax reductions would be a stimulant to consumer buy- Ing and thus would help the na- tional economy over its present dip. The Reed bill also would cancel about in cuts in other excises scheduled April 1 on liq- uor, tobacco, automobiles, gaso- line, buses and trucks, auto parts, and beer and wine. Other things being equal, the bill would add almost one billion dollars to the deficit President Eisenhower has project- ed for the fiscal year beginning July 1. House Republican Leader Hal- leek of Indiana said he planned to bring the excise bill to the House floor next Wednesday, add- ing "the vote for it will of course 'be overwhelming." Eisenhower had urged canceling the April 1 excise reductions scheduled under present law. but is opposing the across-the-board cuts called the Reed bill. said in a separate interview he personally favors many of the excise cuts' provided in the Heed-bill, but not neces- all of them. George has moved to increase Individual Income tax exemptions for each taxpayer and each de- pendent from the present to which would save taxpayers almost five billion dollars a year and lose that much in revenue for the government. The excise bill must be enacted by April 1 to meet the deadline for canceling the excise reductions scheduled for that date. AVOCA DEFEATED IN STATE MEET AUSTIN OB The Cayuga Wildcats opened defense of their Class B crown today with a convincing though not spec- tacular 58-44 victory over tiny Avoca in the first round of the three-day state schoolboy bas- ketball tournament. The easy triumph sends Cay- uga into the semifinals against Krum at ajn. tomorrow. Krum's tall Bobcats from Denton County staved off a desperate rally by Samnor- wood to win 55-52 in the first game of the day. Max Williams of Avoca, a hustling five foot nine sopho- more, was high man for the Mustangs with 17. Mail Delivery To New Area Mail delivery will be started in the residential area to the north and south of the new Abilene High School site Monday, according to Abilene Postmaster Clyde Grant. The area in which service is due to be started lies between North Third St. on the south and North 12th St. on the north and between North Mockingbird Lane on the west and Shelton St. on the east Grant asked residents of the area who want their mail deliver- ed to their homes to submit s change of address to the Post Of- fice. Most residents have been re- ceiving mail either at offices or through general delivery, he said. The Post Office is not authorized to start an area con- nected to a city of geographically to an existing route until it be- comes SO per cent occupied and money Is available to cover costs. Grant said.. A number of people in the area have made inquiry about when the service was to be started, he added. FOR DISASTER WORKERS Garden Club Makes Civil Defense Arm Bands Key City Garden Club this week completed the identification arm bands to be worn by Abilene's civil defense and disaster workers. Members hemmed the cloth and sewed the elastic on the bands. Prior to that, Derward Nollner, chairman, and his Identification Committee of the community-civil defense and disaster organization, secured the cloth, did the cutting and applied the painted insignia. The bands are of heavy yellow material, and bear red insignias including the letters "Abilene CDR.1' General Chairman Harry Dob- byn of the civil defense and disas- ter organization said the arm bands will be worn by rescue teams, messengers and others authorized on controlled streets and in disaster areas who must at times be away from their author- ized vehicles. Eight hundred to will be worn by rescue team members, 200 to 300 by messengers, Dobbyn estimated. Garden club members who worked at the making of the arm bands were: Mrs. Guy Caldwell, president; Mrs. W. M. Daugherity, Mrs. L. P. Johnson, Mrs. K. L. Swiedom, Mrs. Claude Osborn, Mrs. L. W. Hollis, Mrs. T. O. Mas- sey, Mrs. E. D. Thomas, Mrs. G. J. Hale, Mrs. A. E. Suggs and Mrs. George Clark. IDENTIFYING' THE CHIEF Mrs. Guy Caldwell, presi- dent of the Key City Garden Club, tries one of the civil defense and disaster arm bands on General Chairman Harry Dobbyn of the Abilene defense-disaster organization. The club delivered of these identification bands to Dob- byn Wednesday morning, for his workers to wear. (Staff fhoto) Salary Hikes, School Zoning Up for Action Proposed salary raises for all policemen and firemen and for certain other municipal employes are to be considered by the City Commission in Friday morning's meeting, Mayor C. E. Gatlin said Thursday. P-TA and school representatives are expected to appear at the ses- sion, asking that the commission adopt a policy resolution on zoning around schools which they request- ed last Friday in signed petitions. Commissioners will discuss City Manager Austin P. Hancock's re- cent recommendation that all policemen and firemen plus w other city employes receive pay raises effective April 1. The total of the raises for the remaining six months of the fiscal year would be Each officer in the Police and Fire Department would receive a Increase except Fire Marsha! L_ A. Blackwood and a Fire Department mechanic, both recommended for hikes. Monthly Minimum Hancock's proposal would bring the minimum salary of firemen and policemen to 5250 a month. The policy resolution regarding school-area zoning which sig- natures last Friday from over 900 citizens (sponsored by the P- TA's) requested was: "That all areas within three city blocks or feet of any school building shall be zoned residential under the Zone B (two-family resi- dences) as now called for by our zoning ordinance." Sponsors of the petitions claim several hundred more signers have been obtained since Friday's meeting. The commission Friday will also consider adopting a motion auth- orizing Dr. W. R. Sibley to sub- lease 117 acres of city land which he has under farm and ranch lease. Rains to Follow Snow; Broad Area Blanketed Parr Ponders Next Move to Keep Power SAN DIEGO, -Tex. bosiof a bloc- votihg; -flye-ibunty' south. Texas area, pondered to- day In his bitter fight to maintain power. Due in court March 15 on a pistol-carrying charge brought by a political foe, Parr yesterday was denied an injunction" request against two Texas Rangers he accuses of wanting to kill him. His most recent court troubles followed vows by Gov. Allan Shiv- ers and State Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd to "clean up the Duval County Shepperd and his aides, helped by the state auditor's staff, have been investigating financial affairs of Duval County and its indepen- dent school districts. Once Served Term Postal inspectors have been in- vestigating affairs in the county and internal revenue agents have been looking into Parr's income tax returns. Once before he served a term in federal prison for in- come tax evasion. Parr hired famed civil rights attorney Arthur Garfield Hays of New York to represent him in his fight against Hanger Capt. Alfred Alice and Hanger Joe Bridge. But the three-judge federal panel said it had no jurisdiction in Parr's plea against Bridge and "gravely doubted" that jurisdic- tion was shown in charges against Capt. Allee. The plea against Bridge was dismissed and the injunction request against Allee was denied. The court said evidence present- ed by Parr and Hays did not con- vince it that Parr's life was in danger from Allee. Not an Approval But the three judges said their opinion should not be taken to mean that they "condone or ap- prove" of Bridge slapping Parr's nephew, Duval County Sheriff Archer Parr, on Jan. 18 nor of Allee slapping Dist. Atiy. Raeburn Norris Feb. 9. THE WEATHER T.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHER BUBEAU ABILENE AND Cloudy with occasional mow aid rain Thursday ant" OccMicnial Thursday and Friday. High temperature Thursday nlllht Ft- day aooutSS NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS' Mostiv WEST TEXAS: Mostly cloudy and a llt- Ue warmer throusll Friday with occasional rain from El Paso area eastward. EAST TEXAS: Increasing cloudiness and a mue warmer this afternoon and tontoht. warmer wltli occasion- al lljht rain. Moderate northeasterly winds on the coast, becoming easterly by J'rlday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Mostly and tonlzht. Friday, cloudy and "warmer" Occasional rain Friday and in west portion -onlKht. Moderate northeasterly winds on the coast, Wed. P.M. 40...... 37 37 3S ir.30 35 35 35 30 lKht p.m. Sunrise to- 36 SuMeVlait" __ ._ day a.m. Sunset tonight p.m. Barometer readirv p.m. 71.56. Relative humidity at p.m. Maximum temperature (or 21 hours end- Lux at a.m. 43. Minimum temperature for tH hours end- Dt it KM a.m. H. STRANGE STUFF An unexpected snowfall greeted Ahilenians Thursday morning, bringing a taste of much needed moisture. The rapidly melting wet stuff is shown sticking -to trees and lawns in-this view at the corner of North Fifth'St. looking "toward Hickory St (Staff Photo by Don Hutcheson) AT MCM LECTURES 'Witness for Christians Advised A discussion how to find God and be converted and how and where to practice new-found Chris- tianity was carried on by the Willson and Denison lecturers Thursday morning in Radford Me- morial Auditorium. Bishop Hazen G. Werner in his series spoke on "Redemption and Our Vocation." He was followed by Dr. Louis rl. Evans, Willson lecturer, with a discussion of "How and What Must I Do to Find Reception Scheduled Other activities scheduled for Thursday included Dr. Herbert E. Stotts' address at p.m., fol- lowed by a forum at p.m. The McMurry College student :ouncil is sponsoring a reception 'or guests, speakers, and friends at p.m. in the Student Life Center. Dr. Evans and Bishop Werner are to meet with the students in the social hall of the Life Center at p.m. for an informal dis- cussion. Their evening lectures start at p.m. Bishop Werner saifi, "is a witness of the Lord and Christ, and men must witness to their Christianity. "John Smith must not only wit- ness when in church but also on bis he continued. He expressed the belief that in church-related colleges special em- phasis should be placed on teach- ing Christian principles rather than iust teaching religion. A teaching post, he said, is an appointment where the teacher should feel it his duty to use his work to promote Christianity. "Certainly, it Is not enough for a Christian to just have a job and make a he said. "A Chris- tian in business who practices his faith and passes it on to others is a good advertisement for re- ligion." 'Nothing Else Works' Dr. Evans, whose lecture tonight an "Africa Speaks" will be fol- lowed by a film, said that the question, "How and What Must t Do to Find is one being >sked by the college freshman, the professor, and the business- man. "We are coming back to Jesus Christ by a process of elimination because we have found nothing else works." he said. "There is a technique to understanding the Gospel, and we must use that technique to answer the questions today by people who really Want to know how to be reborn. "In this area, we are illiterate, like the man who laid, 'I Joined the church on confusion of Dr. Evans said. Dean Medford Evans of McMur- ry presided Thursday morning at convocation. Special music' was presented by the McMurry Chant- ers. Wednesday night, both Dr. Evans and Bishop Werner agreed that the basis of family life should be prayer and a definite worship of and belief in God. They said that a man and a woman should never marry for love of each other, alone, but should also include God in their relationship, that it might be lasting and hap- py. Werner, who spoke on "Redemp- tion of Family declared that the family is important to Ameri- ca because the real problems of life localize themselves in the fam- ily and that is where redemption must begin. He pointed out that a home that has been redeemed, be- comes a happy home: a place where each member has respect for the rights of others, and where parents and children pray together daily. Dr. Evans cautioned young peo- ple against marrying just for love. He said they should marry for a central reason or design, that de- sign being love of God and a de- sire to perform His works. The lecturer pointed out three principal aspects of the successful marriage, financial, physical and most important, spiritual. All are necessary, but marriage must be based on the spiritual aspect tte- fore success is possible. DR. HERBERT E. STOTTS a from icnool of theology JennerSays 'Much Ado About Nothing' WASHINGTON Jenner (R-Ind) said today he regards a Republican move to tighten up the rules of Senate investigating com- mittees as "much ado about noth- ing." The Senate Republican Policy Committee last week ordered an investigation of rules for con- ducting investigations. The order was widely interpret- ed as aimed at Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and his Senate investiga- tions subcommittee, and at Sen. Langer (R-ND) for making public unevaluated accusations the Judi- ciary Committee had received against Chief Justice Earl Warren. President Eisenhower voiced confidence yesterday that Congress "will respond to America's convic- tions in exercising proper vigi- lance without being unfair." Fall Measures Up to 3 Inches A wet snowfall centering on Abilene Thursday morn- ing and measuring up to two to three inches at some arei points was due to turn to rain by afternoon, bringing much leeded moisture to a wide section of West Central Texas. Light snow, some sleet and sflhie freezing rain fell from o and Brownwood westward to San Angelo, Midland and Lubbock and north to Wichita Falls. Heaviest snowfall in the Abilene area was reported at Blackweli, Coleman and Sweetwater, where two to .hree inches covered the jround. The wet snow that blanketed he area was falling in Abi- ene and most area points 10 a.m. The U. S. Weather Bureau here ;aid the snow would turn to oc- :asional rain Thursday afternoon, and continued Thursday night and Trlday. A high temperature of 10 degrees was forecast for Thurs- day with the low Thursday night the same 40 degrees. Moisture from the snow totalled 05 of an inch at p.m., a weatherman said. School Dismissed The snow started about daylight, and was melting some as it fell. School was dismissed at Blackweli where highways were becoming slippery. Elsewhere roads were reported safe. At Coleman snow started about 7 o'clock. Although a good part uf t melted, there were two to ;hree inches on the ground in the downtown area at mid-morning. Just a little snow was falling at Ballinger at a.m. but the ground was covered with two Inches. At Sweetwater snow was com- ing down hard at 10 a.m. anc showed no sign of letting up. Fair- ly heavy snowfall general all aver Nolan County. s Colorado City received .02 of an inch of-raill duriflg the nlghl Snow covered the ground there a a.m. and was still falling steadily. at Snyder Heavy flurries continued at Sny- dcr from daylight to mid-morn- ing and a half an Inch was report- ed there. But only light flurries were reported at Stamford with- out bringing any moisture. The ground was thinly covered at Anson. Snow was falling hard at Merkel, but was melting rapid- ly. At Cisco the fall was heavy, stacking up on trees and blanket- ing the ground. Some light snow also was re- ported in Wichita Falls, but the main fall was in the pocket In the center of the western half of the state. A mantle of white covered the blooming bluebonnets in Waco. The temperature hovered at 32 degrees there and snow stuck on the ground. Freezing weather knifed deep Into East Texas In the early hours but it was not known whether the cold was severe enough to harm the fruit crop. Sleet fell at San Angelo and freez- ing rain at Midland and Wink. Light rain also fell at El Paso. Maria and Salt Flat In far West 'cxas. The U. S. Weather Bureau pre- icted rising temperatures during lie day and occasional rain by Friday in every section of the tate. Boon to Grains This moisture is looking good and if it will just continue will really boost small H. C. Stanley, Taylor County agricultur- al agent, said. "That's what we need Is a lot of moisture. If mois- ure will continue through March he outlook for small grains will le pretty good." The snow fen when a low pres- lure trough aloft moved over Anl- ene and area where moisture had been stacked in Thursday morning ty east and southeast winds, a weatherman said. The additional moisture is need- ed for planting forage crops lor grazing, such at sudan and grain sorghum, Stanley said. Although )lantlng time is two or three veeks away, moisture for plani- ng is needed now. Stanley said it was too soon yet to tell lust bow much damage had been done to fruit crops by the 24-degrees freete Tues- day night. The enow won't hurt the fruit trees U temperatures don't drop way below Ireetlng, he said. It's the long cold spells that really hurt. r The temperature here dropped to 32 degrees at about a.ra. Thursday and, ted jfoat on dowa to 28 a.m. SfttV mercury will rise" slowly to 40 de- grees where it will stay overnight a weatherman said. 3 School Trustees Asking Re-election All three Abilene School Board members whose present terms end this April filed for re-election Wed- nesday afternoon, bringing to four the total candidates officially on the ballot for the April 6 annual city election. Abilene Good Government League is to announce its slate at p.m. in Fair Park Auditorium. Asking re-election to the School Board were: Thomas Place 3. E. Roberts, Jones Jr., Place 1. McMinn, Plac. 2. McMinn had stated in earlier interviews that he.wouldn't hi. a candidate. Mrs. Robert." and Jones had said in former sszte- ments they hadn't made up their minds definitely. W. A. (Dick) Dickenson, 2149 Beech St., filed his candidacy Wednesday morning for Place 2 on the School Board, the posi- tion held by McMinn. Early Thursday morning, nobody had filed for either ot the two City Commission places which will be filled in the April election. Commissioner C. T. (Tommy) Conerly has announced he will seek re-election. Commissioner J. Floyd Malcom, the other commls-. sion member whose term expires in April, stated he might be a last- minute candidate. As a joint statement Wednes- day afternoon, the three school trustees seeking re-election said: "The schools are in the midst of a building program, and to change the personnel of the board at this time would work a hardship on the carryover members and also the new ones." Mrs. Robem. St., is a housewife 2758 Jeanette and mother three children. She has served on the School Board since April, 1947. She is a uate of native Abilenian, grad- Hardin-Simmons Univer- sit', active in the First Baptist Church and formerly in the P-TA. She is a member of the Abilene Woman's Club. Her husband has been superin- tendent of Hendrick Home for Chil- dren since its opening in 1939. Jones, investments, of 3435 South Niiith St., is a lifelong resident of -Atilene, graduate of Rice lasti- tme, member and steward of St Paul Methodist Church, president of the West Texas Girl Scout Coun- cil, and member of Abilene Lions Club, Abilene Country Club and Abilene Chamber of Commerce. He is vice president of the School Board. His family consists of a wife and two daughters, both in Abi- lene public schools. Jones is com- pleting his first term (three years) on the School Board. McMir.n, a building contractor, 1781 University Blvd., has lived In Abilene 30 years. He is a grad- uate of Hardin Simmons Univer- sity. His first years) on the School Board ends this April. He was born at Hereford, Tex., and attended the public schools there. He ii married and has two children. He is a member and dea- con of University Baptist Church; a Rotarlan and Abilene Chamber of Commerce member. Balchelor Says POW Red Cell Here 'Possible' SAN ANTONIO 'JI-Cpl. Claude Batchelor said last night that it is possible" there is an or- ganized group ot Communists among returned way prisoners. The glib-talteig civilian-clothed former leader of 21 Americans who chose first to remain with the Communists but later changed his mind landed here to report to Brooke Army Hospital for a med- ical check-up. In answer to the direct question, 'Is there an organized group of Communists among the returned Korean War he re- plied: "That's quite possibly true. I don't know for sure. I can't elab- orate further because of security." The 23-year-old Kermit soldier said that just prior to Operation Little Switch (the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners) there were a large number of conferences called by Communist leaders and 'a lot of ptisoners went out (were repatriated) that shouldn't have gone" after these meetings. Batchelor answered with a "No'.' when he was asked if he was givci names of other Jo cat- act in thfs country or was told to contact them with the purpose of setting up Communist groups. Batchelor said he was ashamed if what he did and said he would ight communism "in the most ef- ective way I can In- fighting on the front lines in the "I have a personal score to set-, he said. "It's not an easf hing to wake up and find you've been made a sucker of for years." WHAT'S NEWS T ON INSIDEFACES PREMIUM rRKE Youth gets for grancf pion sreer of Abilene Fot Stack Show. Page 1-8. VIEWS DIFFER _ Demos see drop in sales, orders, credit trade os onwn -of recession. Republicans call it normal adjustment. 13A. REARMAMENT West Ger- many plans to push constitu- tional changes to the '.turf for eventual rearmament. 9-A. NO. 1 MYSTHtY many disloyal vrorlwrj ttn Emnhowtr odrnlntMnHtoi hot found? S-A, ;