Abilene Reporter News, March 5, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

March 05, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas mm mam/«A CLOUDY WITH POSSIBLE RAIN®)c gbtlme Reporter-Befctô^FINAL 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 262 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS, FRli>AY EVENING, MARCH 5. 1954-EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Residential Zone Fixed For Schools City Commission adopted Friday morning a policy that all areas taken into the city and within approximately 1,000 feet of any school property will be zoned residential as Zone B [two-family dwellings)- The vote, unanimous with all members present, carried out to all practical purposes a request made in petitions filed last Friday by the P-TA’s and signed by over 1,900 citizens. This policy would apply to the territory of Westwood Development Co., directly west of the new high school, since it is not yet in the city or zoned. Arthel Henson and associates comprising the company seek to establish a shopping center there, but the commission last Friday tabled their request for the necessary F zoning indefinitely.    , Commissioner A. Crutcher Scott made the motion Friday morning for adoption of the school-area zoning policy. Commissioner J. Floyd Mal- com seconded-The Henson project isn’t mentioned in the motion. Developers Oppose P-TA and School Board representatives were on hand to urge the adoption of the policy. Henson Raymond Thomason Jr., B to argue against it. The resolution adopted have the force of a law but out- cil, Boy Scouts of America, a new lease on lands south of Buffalo Gap (Camp Tonkawai to run 50 years from now, in order that the Scout organization can do its contemplated extensive building. (2) Announced an intensive drive to have all unlicensed dogs at large captured and put in the T | pound, and authorized the city Uiere niana&er t0 employ additional dog and Fooshee, developers, were there j ----— (Licensed dogs also are required by the city to be kept on owner’s premises or on leash.) .    .    ,    .    .    Q    ,    (3)    Ordered    condemnation    of a lines the commission s future pol-    of    ]an(1    60    feet    wide    and icy. Commissioners pointed out    a hlQck long for contjnu- that to any rule there are some- aUon o{ geweU gt in the 120o times exceptions.    I    biork Consideration of firemen’s and {4/Gave Dr> W, r. Sibley per- aiong     ¿J    „.k    ht    r\ «ronosed for several ■»<**•«    117    ?cre,5    of    I    which,    though it may be wrong other employes? was postponed. : c’ty Iant* ^‘eh he has under farm ...... „traetlv.    to    the    Afrit Mayor C. E. Gatlin said it will next Friday. i^uoutri ctnvc ruv,.* tu Lake Abilene with session    —    * first. Camp Tcnkawa Leased city and ranch lease. . U1    .    (5)    Authorized    Taylor Telephone probably come up next M«iay.| cooperative Inc., to cross some He desnes to discuss the matter .    , nea- Laifp Ahilpne with a at an informal session with the commissioners The commission also: (1) Granted Chisholm Trail Coun- Windham Trial Set March 29 BAIRD, March 5 — The trial of Ernest Windham, 53-year-old Callahan County rancher charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his brother, John, is set for Monday, March 29, in 42nd District Court here. Windham, who was indicted Monday on the murder charge, posted a new $20,000 bond Thursday afternoon after being arraigned before District Judge J .R. Black. He posted a $20,000 bond and was released from Callahan County jail Feb. 17. Signing the first bond were his son. Richard Windham; Willie Cutbirth, Tommy Odom and Junior Dyer, all of 1 Callahan County. Windham was charged wish murder after his brother, John, i was killed instantly with a shot j fired from a .32 calibre automatic pistol Feb. 16. The shooting occurred at John’s ranch seven miles north of Clyde. Dell Barber, Colorado City attorney who has been retained to represent Windham, was present for his arraignment Thursday. Others attending the hearing were Windham’s wife, and his son, Richard; District Attorney Wiley Caf-fey of Abilene; Callahan County Attorney Felix Mitchell, and Davis Scarborough of the Abilene law firm of Scarborough, Yates, Scarborough and Black, employed to assist with the prosecution. A special jury venire was ordered for the trial. Evans, Werner End Lectures At McMurry Final lectures in the Willson and Denison series were given Friday morning in Radford Memorial Auditorium on the McMurry College campus before 800 people. Bishop Hazen G. Werner, Denison lecturer, and Dr. Louis H. Evans. Willson lecturer, discussed the life of the individual in relation to God in the modern world. Bishop Werner said that “the cardinal sin of America is there is so little humility,” and that men think they are sufficient within themselves. Church membership is high, but Christianity is at low ebb, he said. ‘Kneel to Vocation’ Dr. Evans told his hearers that man’s profession ought “to kneel to his vocation,” which he said was “to do the works of God.” When a man was dissatisfied with his job, something was wrong with his relation to God, he said. “Your job is to make this world the kind of world God wants it to be, and your profession is just the particular tool you use to accomplish that purpose,” Dr. Evans said. Following his morning lecture, Bishop Werner left immediately for his home in Ohio. Dr. Evans, who has been the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Hunt. 1042 Sayles Blvd., was to leave Friday afternoon. In their Thursday evening lectures, the two discussed missionary work and redemption in the church.    .    „ Communist “missionaries are going into the continent by the hundreds and thousands, he said. Thev take with them an ideal, is more attractive to the African native than no ideal at all, he said. “We owe Africa a demonstration of the power of Christ, and a manifestation of a Christian partnership in which we look upon the African as an equal and not as a stupid little brother.” Dr. Evans said. “They measure our fatherhood of God by our brotherhood of man.” he said, pleading for young missionaries willing to spend their lives spreading the word of j God to black and white alike, j Americans will spend $40,000 to outfit a man to kill his fellow man but w'on’t give $2.500 to send a missionary who may help prevent a war, he said. Fear Communists "I'm afraid of the Communists.” he declared. “They out-purse us and out-passion us. They're dedicated to a cause and they’ll fight to the death for it.” Earlier, Bishop Werner, resident bishop for the Ohio area of the Methodist Church, spoke on “Redemption in the Church.” Army Prefers Charges Against CpI. Batchelor Pre-Trial Probe To Be Undertaken SAN ANTONIO (AP)—The Army today ordered Cpl. Claude J. Batchelor of Kermit held on charges of “giving aid ind comfort to the enemy” while he was a prisoner of war m Korea.    .    ,    . Fourth Army headquarters here said that a pre-trial investigation will begin soon to determine whether the evidence justifies trial bv court martial. Batchelor was one of the American POWs in Korea who chose to remain with the Communists, hut he changed his mind later. Another who changed his mind, Cpl. Edward S, Dickenson, 23, of Crack- -.„I   —I—I—■    IIIIM1     _    —__-    - ----- YOlM^A^'sCARE JOE JET — This composite photo shows a pilot ejection seat flying out of a cockpit during tests at Republic Aviation Corp. on Long Island, N. Y. inc seat features a device which automatically unhooks the pilots safety belt at the peak of the arc. Joe Jet, 163-pound dummy created by research men as a stand-m for pilots, somersaults 35 feet into the air out of the cockpit, finally falling f™e as would the pilot before puling the parachute rip cord. An explosive charge propells the pilot and st< out of the cockpit at 60 feet per second. ____ Rangers Ask Court to Dismiss Assault to Murder Indictment er’s Neck. Va , has been ordered to trial by a court martial. Batchelor, 23. arrived at his home in Kermit. an oil and ranching town in West Texas, last Sunday and came to San Antonio yesterday for a physical checkup. He is in custody now. The Army emphasized that the charges against him do not involve his temporary refusal to be repatriated. He is alleged to have violated three articles of the uniform code of military justice, including “giving aid and comfort to the enemy and collaborating with the enemy while In the prison camp; and by so doing caused other American POWs punishment and hardship.” Wants Discharge Batchelor told reporters here yesterday he didn’t believe be would be court-martialed for his activities in Red prison camps. He said he wanted a discharge when his enlistment is up in a few days. “I don’t know W’hether I’ll re-enlist or not.” he said. “I’ve made no definite plans. I want to combat Communists, but haven’t decided which would be the most effective Rep. Regan Hoi To Intervene Reporter-News Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, March 5. — Cpl. Claude Batchelors congressman— Rep. Ken Regan of Midland—today told the Reporter-News that ht will not intervene in the forthcoming court martial of the Kermit man in behalf of his constituent. Regan’s statement was made a» the Army announced it will court martial Batchelor for misconduct as a prisoner of war and collaboration with the Reds. Regan said he has felt all along that the West Texas corporal “hid behind the cloak of communism to cover up for his misdeeds. “The court martial Is a strictly military matter and I am sure that Bachelor will have every opportunity to tell his side to the military court,” Regan said. JIMMY PARTIN . . . school board candidate Jimmy Partin Enters School Board Contest SAN DIEGO. Tex. Iff)—Two Texas Rangers of the rugged border country asked dismissal today of an indictment charging them with assault to murder political boss George Parr. The hearing was scheduled at Alice in adjoining Jim Wells County before 79th District Court Judge C. Woodrow Laughlin. Meanwhile, Parr’s oppo-  _________ nents moved to take an attorney Jesus" never fails,* but the church I away from him and his long-estab-can fail if the pastor does not put lished regime received encourage-warmth and vitality into his mess-¡merit from a meeting of women age.    I voters, “It seems to me our failure lies The rough and ready Rangets, in the point of our belief,” he said.; Capt. Alfred A1 lee and Joe Bridge, Today's belief is apparently very : were indicted after the Jan. 18 in- 5 ?,,»' aU° around Farr's    W are congwd and disappointed ; SfS.iSfLHSL US because th$c do not they believe. A truly redemptive church must (Related story on Pg. 1-B) Says He Was Red WASHINGTON Iff) — A former employe at the Federal Telecommunications Laboratories at Nut-ley, N.J., testified today he had been a Communist. A fellow employe whom he named as a Communist refused to say if this were true. Jimmy Partin. Abilene real es tate dealer, filed as candidate for Abilene school trustee at noon Friday, five hours before the filing deadline, making two contested races for membership on the Board of Education. Partin is a candidate for Place 3 on the school board, running against Mrs. Thomas E. Roberts who has announced as a candidate for re-election. In the other contested race OlUe McMinn, running for re-election faces two opponents, W. Lee Byrd backed by the Good Government League, and W. A. (Dick* Dicken son, independent candidate. At noon Friday, Morgan Jones Jr., running for re-election, was still without an opponent for place 1. know what i Run drawn, George. sqviared off against Parr’s ear was bloodied in the .    ..    .    ......    ,t,arrn    i    courthouse    corridor    brawl    and ir..z.un.Kihs to enter, he said. “How can you king-pin. Parr said only the vnnr rA screams of a woman reporter kept Hgion attractive if T^ople. aren'i Allee from shooting him to death. attracted to your religion?” Bishop Werner asked. A few minutes after the scuffle Parr was released on $1,500 bond on a charge of pistol carrying brought by Manuel Marroquin, a leader of the Freedom Party which was organized to oppose the Parr regime. Parr and an associate, Juan Barrera, face trial March 15 on the gun-carrying charge. Marroquin and four other members of the Freedom Party yesterday urged famed civil rights attorney Arthur Garfield Hays of New York to switch sides and represent them instead of Parr. Hays, 78, represented Parr last week when he petitioned a federal court for an injunction against Allee and Bridge. Parr claimed the Rangers want to kill him and had violated his civil rights. Claim Rights Violated The three-judge court dismissed the plea against Bridge and refused an injunction against Allee. In the telegram to Hays, Marroquin, Donato Serna, J. L. McDonald, Cristobal Ybanez, and Manuel Sanchez claimed their civil liber- WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES THE HOMETOWN — Abilene's Good Government League names slate of candidates for places on the city commission and school board.—See Page LB. POLITICS — West Texas Demos to rally 'round Senator Kerr at Jefferson - Jackson Day Dinner at Sweetwater Saturday night.—See Page 3-A. SPORTS — Abilene Eagles, climaxing spring training, will give a preview of'the '54 grid squad with an intra-squad game tonight. —See Page 8-A. Judges From 12 Drought-Hit Areas Urqe Work, Flood Plan 7,500-WORD REPORT Results of Big 4 Depend On Geneva, Molotov Says AUSTIN Iff)—J u d g e s of 12 drought-stricken Texas counties told Gov. Allan Shivers today they face a crisis that is "no longer a matter of feeding cattle but a problem of feeding people." They urged a six-point program to provide food and work for bankrupt farmers and hungry farm workers. “We’ll do everything within our power to help.” Shivers promised. State Sen. Andy Rogers of Childress urged these immediate measures:    . 1. Allocation of surplus commodities to the drought counties to feed their needy. 2 Refunding of the 2 cents federal gasoline tax to the drought counties to finance public works. 3. State or federal assistance in water conservation projects, providing an interest rate of IV* per cent on financing bonds. 4. Reactivation of Childless Air Force Base to provide employment.    _ 5. Liberalization of credit to land owners. The judges met with the governor in an early-morning conference-even before the public reception room doors are customarily open- edThey said unemployment and need for relief has skyrocketed under the prolonged drought. “We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t getting worse.” Collingsworth County Judge R. L. Templeton of Wellington said. Farm income in his county, he said, had dropped $3,400,000 from the average. Dawson County Judge R i. Spraberry said there were 1,200 applications for work in his county and 119 families on relief. “Some farmers have locked up their houses, sold their chickens and houses, left their furniture, and gone off to get work elsewhere,” he said. ‘ Others haven’t the means even to move.” If crops aren’t made this year, he said, “it’s going to be 10 to 15 years before we can get back on our feet.” Other judges told similar stories. “The surplus food is a stop gap,” Rogers told the governor. “We’d rather have jobs than breadlines.” Shivers told the judges the drought has been of “increasing concern” to him and he feared it “is going to get worse before it gets any better.” He said he thought the state should do everything it can to help and promised also to do what he could in obtaining assistance from federal agencies. “On the slat.* level,” he said, “I think we can commander the services of the Texas Employment Commission. “We’ll also pursue the question to see if any help can be provided through the special session of the Legislature.” “As* the drought goes into Its third, fourth and fifth years, it means we’re all going to have to do everything possible to relieve the conditions that result,’’ he said. Represented at the conference were Motley, Terry, Lynn, Donley, Childress, Cottle, King. Dickens, Collingsworth, Hall, Briscoe, and Dawson counties. MOSCOW (ff)—Foreign Minister ! V. M. Molotov said today results of the Berlin conference can be measured only by what happens when the Big Four meet April 26 v&th Communist China and other nations at Geneva to discuss peace in Asia. In a 7,500-word report on the Berlin talks, which ended 15 days ago, Molotov reiterated Soviet charges that Western defense preparations point to a third world war. He blamed the United States, Britain and France for East-West disagreements that remained un solved. The statement, played up in all Moscow newspapers and broadcast by the Moscow’ radio, criticized U.S. Secretary of State Dulles for making speeches about the conference “representing himself as a zealous champion of the freedom of peoples and the champion of free elections.” “Certain defenders of freedom various world questions and cleared the road to the Geneva parley—“of definite international significance”—on Korea and Indochina. like such freedom as gives exploiters and militariste a free hand and a life of plenty, while the laboring people live under the constant shadow of war and fresh annihilation,” Molotov said-He said the Berlin conference was worthwhile because it aired THE WEATHER ties had been violated by Parr. They said Serna was beaten. Mar-roquin’s tortilla business ruined by threats and Intimidation, Sanchez intimidated and harassed, Ybanez beaten with a rifle, and McDonald arrested without cause. The five men, who had unsuccessfully tried to intervene in Parr’s injunction suit against Allee and Bridge, said many others had been treated similarly by Parr or his associates. Hays said in New York last night he had not received the telegram and knew' nothing of the request. ‘Indictly’ Support Parr Mrs. F. H. Canales of Benavides, Duval County, speaker at a meeting in Alice of women voters of the area, gave Parr encouragement in his continuing battle for political control. “George Parr is one of the leaders of the Old Party and therefore we indictly support him,” she said. “The majority of voters here are supporters of the Old Party." Newsman Bob Grimes of Alice Radio Station KBK1 said other speakers at the “large meeting” denounced what they called “interference by outsiders, including newspaper reporters.” Parr’s regime has been under constant attack for several weeks. Gov. Allan Shivers and State Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd vowed they would “clean up the Duval County mess.” Probes Continue Treasury Department agents have been checking into the income tax returns of Parr, who once served a nine-month term in federal prison for a similar offense. State authorities, headed by Shepperd, have been probing finances of Duval County and its school districts. Postal authorities also have been reported looking Into financial affairs of the area. Parr inherited much of his political prestige from his late father, State Senator Archie Parr. way. Batchelor left a Japanese wife behind in Tokyo. He sakl he hoped to bring her to Texas. His parents and five of his eight brothers and sisters live in Kermit, where his father is an oil field worker. On Feb. 18, the Army ordered a court martial trial for Dickenson charges he gave the Commu nists Information about fellow pits oners in order to gain better treat ment for himself. His trial is due to begin sometime late this month but the date has not been set. The formal charge against Dickenson is unlawfully collaborating with the enemy. Batchelor has described himself as one of the leaders of the pro-Communist group of Americans in Communist prisoner of war camps, The purpose of the investigation w'ill be to determine whether Batchelor should be brought to trial before a court martial on charges that he gave aid and comfort to the enemy, misbehaved while a prisoner to secure better treatment for himself and engaged in “disorders and neglects” to the detriment of fellow American prisoners and to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces. Brother of McM Dean of Women Dies in Wreck William Fred Adams of Abilene and El Paso, brother of the dean of women at McMurry College, was fatally injured sometime Thursday night in an automobile accident southwest of El Paso on U. S. Highway 80. Adams was returning to El Paso from a visit with his sister, Mrs. Phil E. Chapell, In Abilene. He had been here about six weeks and was planning to return here to make his home. No details of the accident were available here Friday morning. Mrs. Chapell has left for El Paso. Funeral services wiU be held in Chlckasha, Okla., but the time has not yet been announced. STATE TOURNEY CAGE SCORES CLASS B Cayuga 70. Krum 49 Big Sandy 68, Evant 36 Stratojet Crash Kills Crew of 4 TUCSON, Ariz. (ff)—A B47 Stratojet crashed and burned in the desert seconds after taking off early 144,462 READERS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR WANT AD! 144,462 doily readers of the Reporter-News give you quick, profitable results on your Want Ad! These results ore yours for os little as 41c per day on our weekly rate. You don't hove to guess about Want Ad results! Approximately 20,000 persons are using Want Ads to advantage each month. Don't keep your want a secret. Dial 2-7841 and place your Want Ad now! Weekdoy word ad closing time is 4 P. M. Sunday word ads must be received by 12:00 Saturday. Sunday space ods must be received by noon Friday. Base. All four crew members were killed. The crash occurred at 2 a. rn. (MST> approximately a mile southwest of the base runway-None of the dead was from U. 8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY . Cloudy Friday and Friday night, clearing Saturday. Possibility of light ram Friday    today    at    Davis-Monthan    Air    Force noon. High temperature Friday between 35 and 40; low Friday night about 35; j high Saturday, near 50. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS:    Cloudy with occasional rain this afternoon and j tonight. Saturday, cloudy to partly ; cloudy No important temperature j changes Lowest tonight in the 30«. WEST TEXAS: Cloudy to partly cloudy. Texas light snow to Panhandle and Upper Plains this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. No Important temperature changes. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS:    Cloudy, occasional rain this afternoon, tonight and near the coast early Saturday. No Important temperature change«. Moderate to fresh northea*t winds on the coast Lowest tonight to the 30* In extreme north portion. TEMPERATURES Thors. P. M.    Frt.    A. M. 30 ..........  1:30       32 31 ............ 5 30  ........... 32 32 ............ 3:30       32 32 ............ 4    30      32 33 ............ 5    30    ............ 32 33 ............ 6    30      32 32 ............ 7    30       32 31 ...........  8    30      32 31 ............ 9:30       'J3 31 ............ 10:30      34 31 ............ 11:30       35 31 ........... 13 :30 -----   35 Sunset last night 6:39 Sunrise today 7:02. Sunset tonight * 40 p. m. Barometer reading at 12 30 p. m 28-44. Relative humidity at 12:30 p. ra. 81^. Maximum temperature last 34 hours ending at 6:30 a. m., J®. Minimum temperature last 24 hours sadlng at 6.30    44. .05 MOISTURE RECEIVED Light Rain Possible Here; Sleet Pelts San Antonio Cloudy skies with possibility of; Falls, Amarillo, Lubbock, Long- light rain Friday afternoon ! vi^„'^"^had %ig*m' freealn* forecast to follow the late winter !jrjjajie and £0g Thursday morning, snow dhtch fell in Abilene Thursday. Forecasters at the U. S. Weather Bureau said clouds would prevail in the Abilene vicinity through Friday night and that skies would begin clearing Saturday morning. Temperatures were expected to hover in the neighborhood of 35 to 40 degrees Friday, with a minimum of 35 forecast for early Saturday morning and a maximum of near 50 Saturday. Thursday’s snow which gave a total of .05 of an inch of moisture the first to fall so late In The light precipitation followed a day-and-night period in which a mantle of snow and sleet dropped on the state from Tyler to Waco and El Paso. Sleet fell as far south as San AnUrnio and a thin coverlet of snow whitened parts of east and central Texas. Skidding Aulo Kills Officer By The Associated Press At least five persons were injured ami a state highway patrolman was killed in a weird pileup of seven cars on a snow-covered fluttered down at Lufkin, SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS was the season here since March 11. 1951. Ught snow, light rain, drizzle and some freezing drizzle fell in a patchwork pattern over the en- tire »Ute Thursday. Snowflakes oven>„, ne„    Thursday night. The deadly jam came on the four-lane Amarillo-Lubbock highway when Capt. E. L. Posey and three patrolmen investigated a crash of two cars on the seed-over bridge which spans a railroad. Patrolman Felix A. Murphy, 22. was killed when an out-of-control automobile skidded into him as he and Patrolman Bert Cornelius tried to direct traffic around the original, collision. Cornelius, standing on a “safety island” with Murphy, was hospitalized but the extent of his injuries was not immediately known, Those injured in the series of crashes were Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Repka, Albuquerque, N.M., ami their two children. The highway patrol warned motorists not to use the roads on the snow-covered South Plains and Panhandle unless necessary. Sunday’s big Keporter-News will go to your—feet. There’ll be a section telling all about shoes for the spring. Other attractions will be pictures of Red Cross workers and their projects. Teachers will meet in Abilene for the Oil Beit annual gathering. The Reporter-News will tell you what is being planned by the school folks. Also, there will be a story telling about this year’s Chamber of Commerce meeting, which advance plans sav will really be something. Of course, there will be the usual local news coverage by Reporter-News writers—oil, sports, news, society, farm, and feature. ;