Abilene Reporter News, March 5, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

March 05, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLOUDY WITH POSSIBLE RAIN gbtltm Reporter VOL. LXXIII, No. 262 Associated Prea (AP) WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE TEXAS FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 5, 1954-EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Residential Zone Fixed For Schools City Commission adopted Friday morning a policy that all areas taken into the city and within approximately feet of any school property will be zoned residential as Zone B (two-family The vote, unanimous with all" members present, car- ried out to all practical purposes a request made in petitions filed last Friday by the P-TA's and signed by over citi- zens. This policy would apply to the territory of Westwood De- velopment 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 KI- day morning for adoption of the school-area zoning policy. Commissioner J. Floyd Mal- com seconded. The Henson project isn't men- tioned in the motion. Developers Oppose P-TA and School Board repre- sentatives were on hand to urge the adoption of the policy. Henson. i j cil, Boy Scouts of America, a new lease on lands south of Buffalo Gap (Camp Tonkawa) to run 50 years from now, in order that the Scout organization can do its con- templated extensive building. (2) Announced an intensive drive to have all unlicensed dogs at large captured and put in the t j pound, and authorized the city Raymond Thomason Jr., and J. Jlanager to employ additional dog tBo Far1ueeeagdaeinft0T' (Lkense'd The resolution adopted doesn't have the force of a law but out- lines the commission's future strip of "land 60 feet wide and luce required by the city to be kept ou owner's premises or on leash.) (3) Ordered condemnation of icy. Commissioners pointed that to any rule there are some- times exceptions. Consideration of firemen's and policemen's pay increases, along with those proposed for several other employes, was postponed. Mayor C. E. Gatlin said it will probably come up next Friday. He desires to discuss the matter an informal session with the commissioners first. Camp Tcnkawa Leased The commission also: (1) Granted Chisholm Trail Coun- less than a block long for continu- ation of Sewell St. in the 1200 block. (4V Gave Dr. W. H. Sibley per- mission to sub-lease 117 acres 01 city land which he has under farm and ranch lease. (5) Authorized Taylor Telephone Cooperative Inc., to cross some .and near Lake Abilene with a lelephone line. Windham Trial Set March 29 BAIRD, March 5 The trial of Ernest Windham, 53-year-old Cal- lahan County rancher charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his brother, John, is set for Mou- day, March 29, In 42nd District Court here. Windham, who was indicted Monday on the murder charge, posted a new bond Thurs- day afternoon after being arraign- ed before District Judge J .R. Black. He posted a 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 Callahan County. Windham was charged with murder after his brother, John, was killed instantly with a shot fired from a .32 calibre automatic pistol Feb. 36. The shooting oc- curred at John's ranch seven miles north of Clyde. Dell Barber, Colorado City at- torney who has been retained to represent Windham, was present for his arraignment Thursday. Others attending the hearing were Windham's wife, and his son, Rich- ard; District Attorney Wiley Caf- fey of Abilene; Callahan County Attorney Felix Mitchell, and Da- vis Scarborough of the Abilene law firm of Scarborough, Yates, Scar- borough and Black, employed to assist with the prosecution. A special jury venire was or- dered for the trial. Evans, Werner End Lectures At McMurry Final lectures in the "Willson and Denison series were given Friday morning in Radford Memorial Au- ditorium on the McMurry College campus before 800 people. Bishop Hazen G. Werner, Deni- son lecturer, and Dr. Louis H. Evans, Willson lecturer, discussed the life of the individual in rela- tion to God in the modern world. Bishop Werner said that "the cardinal sin of America is there is so little 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 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 ac- complish that Dr. Ev- ans said. Following bis 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 after- noon. In their Thursday evening lec- tures, the two discussed mission- ary work and redemption in the church. Communist "missionaries' are I going into the continent by the I hundreds and thousands, he said. They take with them an ideal, which, though it may be wrong, is lore attractive to the African ative than no ideal at all, he said. owe Africa a demonstration f the power of Christ, and a nanifestation of a Christian part- ership in which we look upon he African as an equal and not s a stupid little Dr. Ivans said. "They measure our fatherhood f God by our brotherhood of he said, pleading for young missionaries willing to spend their ives spreading the of God to "black and white alike. Americans will spend to utfit a man to kill his fellow man but won't give to send a missionary who may help pre- a war, he said. Fear Communists "I'm afraid of the Communists." he declared. "They out-purse us md out-passion us. They're dedi- :ated to a cause and they'll fight o the death for it." Earlier, Bishop Werner, residenl dshop for the Ohio area of the .lethodist Church, spoke on "Re- demption in the Church." Jesus never fails, but the church :an fail if the pastor does not put Says He Was Red WASHINGTON W! A former employe at the Federal Telecom- munications Laboratories at Nut- ley. N.J., testified today he had been a Communist. A fellow em- ploye whom he named as a Com- munist refused to say if this were true. JIMMY PARTIN school board candidate Jimmy Partin Enters School Board Contest (Related story on Pg. 1-B) Jimmy Partin. Abilene real es tate dealer, filed as candidate for Abilene school trustee at noon Fri day, five hours before the filini deadline, making two contestec races for membership on the Board of Education; Partin is a candidate for Place 3 on the school board, runninj against Mrs. Thomas E. Roberts who has announced as a candidate for re-election. In tbe other contested race Olli McMinn, running for re-electior faces two opponents, W. Lee Byre backed by the Good Governmen League, and W. A. (Dick) Dicken son, independent candidate. At noon Friday, Morgan Jones Jr., running for re-election, wa still without an opponent for plao 1. Army Prefers Charges Against Cpl. Batchelor Pre-Tria! Probe To Be Undertaken SAN ANTONIO Army today ordered Cpi. Claude J. Batchelor of Kermit held on charges of "giving aid and comfort to the enemy" while he was a prisoner of war in Korea. Fourth Army headquarters here said that a pre-trial in- vestigation will begin soon to determine whether the evidence justifies trial by court martial. Batchelor was one of the American POWs in Korea who chose to remain with the Communists, but he changed Ms mind later. Another who changed his mind, Cpl. Edward S Dickenson. 23, of Crack- _ esNeckWhasbeen Rep. Regan Not of the arc. Joe Jet, 163-pound dummy created by research men as a stand-in for pilots. Ul L11C OJLV.. JUC UCL, J.UU-MW somersaults 35 feet into the air out of the cockpit, finally falling free as would the pilot before pufving the parachute rip cord. An explosive charge propells the pilot and seat out of the cockpit at 60 feet per second. Rangers Ask Court to Dismiss Assault to Murder Indictment ordered to trial by a court martial. Batchelor, 23. arrived at his j home in Kermit. an oil and ranch- ing town in West Texas, last Sun- day and came to San Antonio yes- terday 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 repa- triated. He is alleged to have violated three articles of the uniform code of military justice, including "giv- ing aid and comfort to the enemy nd collaborating with the enemy in the prison camp: and by o doing caused other American 'OWs punishment and hardship." Wants Discharge Batchelor told reporters here yesterday he didn't believe he would be court-martialed for his ictivities in Red prison camps. He said he wanted discharge when his enlistment is up in few days, "I don't know whether I'll re- enlist or not." he said. "I've made no definite plans. I want to combat Communists, -but haven't decidec which would be the most effective SAN DIEGO. Tex. Tex- as Rangers of the rugged .border country asked dismissal' 'today o'f an indictment charging them, with assault to murder political boss George Parr. The hearing was scheduled at Alice in adjoining Jim Wells Coun- ty before 79th District Court Judge C. Woodrow Laughlin. Meanwhile, Parr's oppo- nents moved to take an attorney away from him and his long-estab- lished regime received encourage- varmth and vitality into his mess-1 ment from a meeting of women voters. "It seems to me our failure lies in the point of our he said. Today's belief is apparently very 'ague and sometimes not very trong, he said. People all around is are confused and disappointed >ecause thjy do not know what they believe. A truly redemptive church must >e one united within itself, warm- learted, and open to all who wish .0 enter, he said. "How can you make your re- i'gion attractive if (people) aren't attracted to your Bishop Werner asked. the rough and ready Rangers, Capt. Alfred Allee and Joe Bridge, were indicted after the Jan. 18 in- cident in which Bridge slapped Parr's nephew Duval County Sheriff Archer Parr and Allee, gun drawn, squared off against George. Parr's ear was bloodied in the courthouse corridor brawl and Allee said he struck the political king-pin. Parr said only the screams of a woman reporter kept Allee from shooting him to death. A. lew minutes after the scuffle Parr was released on 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 Bar- rera, face trial March 15 on the gun-carrying charge. Marroquin and four other mem- bers of the Freedom Party yester- day urged famed civil rights attor- ney Arthur Garfield Hays of New- York to switch sides and represent them instead of Parr. Hays, 73, 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 re- fused an injunction against Allee. In the telegram to Hays, Marro- quin, Donato Serna, J. L. McDon- ald, Cristobal Ybanez, and Manuel Sanchez claimed their civil liber- ties had been violated by Parr rhey said Scrna was beaten, Mar roquin's tortilla business ruinefl by threats arid Intimidation, Sanchez and five of his eight brothers an intimidated and harassed, Ybanez sisters live in Kermit, where his jeaten with ;a rifle, and McDonald father is an oil field worker. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES THE HOMETOWN Abi- lens's Good Government League names slate of candidates for places on the city commission ond school Page 1-B. POLITICS West Texas Demos to rally 'round Senator Kerr at Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner at Sweerwater Saturday Page 3-A. SPORTS Abilene Eagles, cli- maxing spring training, will give o preview of the '54 drid squad with an fnrra-squod game to- night. Page 8-A. REPORT Results of Big 4 Depend On Geneva, Molotov Says Judges From 12 Drought-Hit Areas Urge Workf Flood Plan AUSTIN WH-Judges 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 bank- rupt farmers workers. and hungry farm "We'll do everything within our power to Shivers promised. State Sen. Andy Rogers of Chil- dress urged these immediate measures: 1. Allocation of surplus commod- ities to the drought counties to feed their ntedy. 2 Refunding of the 2 cents fed- eral gasoline tax to the drought counties to finance public works. 3. State or federal assistance in water conservation 'projects, pro- viding an interest rate of 1H per cent on financing bonds. 4. Reactivation of Childfess Air Force Base to provide employ- 5. Liberalization of credit to land owners. with the governor in an early-morning conference- even before the public reception room doors are customarily open- ed. They said unemployment and need for relief has skyrocketed under the prolonged drought "We wouldn't be here if it weren't getting Collings- worth County.Judge R. L. Temple- ton of Wellington said. Farm income in his county, he said, had dropped from the average. Dawson County Judge R. F. Spraberry said there were 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 else- he said. "Others haven't the means even to move." U 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 Rogers told the governor. rYe'd rather have jobs than breadlines." Shivers told the judges the drought has been of "increasing concern" to him and he feared t "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 be could in obtaining assistance from federal agencies. "On the stat.- 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 ail going to have to do everything possible to relieve the conditions that he said. Represented at the conference were Motley, Terry, Lynn, Donley, Childress, Cottle, King, Dickens, Collingsworth, Hall, Briscoe, and Dawson counties. MOSCOW 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 with Communist China and other nations at Geneva to discuss peace in Asia. In a 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 con- ference "representing himself as a zealous champion of the freedom of peoples and the champion of arious world questions and leared the road to the Geneva definite international Korea and Indo- airja. ike such freedom as "lives exploit- rs and militarists a free hand nd a life of plenty, while the aboring people live under the con tant shadow of war and fresh Molotov said. He said the Berlin conference worthwhile because it aired free elections." "Certain defenders of freedom READERS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR WANT AD! doily readers of the fteporter-News give you quick, profitable results on your Want -Ad! These results ore yours for as little as 41c per day on our weekly rate. You don't have to about Want Ad results! Approximately persons are using Wont Ads to advan- tage each month. Don't keep your want o secret. Dial 2-7841 and place your Want Ad now! Weekday word -ad closing time is 4 P. M. Sjnday word ads must be received by Saturday. Sunday space ads must be received by noon Fri- day. THE WEATHER To Intervene :eporter-Newj Washington WASHINGTON. March 5. Cpl. JIaude Batchelor's lep. Ken Regan of av told the Reporter-News that ht will not intervene in the forthcom- ng court martial of the Kermit ian In behalf of his constituent. Regan's statement was made at the Army announced it will court martial Batchelor for misconduct as a prisoner of war and collabor- ation with the Reds. Regan said he has felt al' along hat the West Texas corporal "hid >ehind 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 oppor- tunity to tell his side to the mili- tary Regan said. way." Batchelor lett a Japanese -v.it behind in Tokyo. He said he hope to bring her to Texas. His parent arrested without cause. The five men, who had utisuc- icssfully tried to intervene in 'arr's injunction suit against Allee ind Bridge, said many others had Men treated similarly by Parr or lis associates. Hays said in New York last night he had not received the telegram and knew nothing of the request. Support Parr Mrs. F. H. Canales of Benavidcs, 3uval County, speaker at a meet- ng in Alice of women voters of the area, gave Parr encourage- ment in his continuing battle for )olilical control. "George Parr is one of the lead- I ers of the Old Party and therefore we indictiy support she said. 'The majority of voters here are supporters of the Old Party." Newsman Bob Grimes of Alice Radio Station KBKI said other speakers at the "large meeting" denounced what they called "in- terference 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." Probei Continue Treasury Department agents have been checking into the in- come tax returns of Parr, who once served a nine-month term in federal prison for a similar of- fense. State authorities, headed by Shepperd, have been probing fi- nances 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 polit- ical prestige from his late father, State Senator Archie Parr. On Feb. 18, the Army orderei a court martial trial for Dickenson on charges he gave the Commu nists information about fellow pris 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 Dick- enson is unlawfully collaborating with the enemy. Batchelor has described himsel: as one of the leaders of the pro- Communist group of Americans in Communist prisoner of war camps The purpose of the investigation will be to determine whether Batchelor should be brought tc trial before a court martial 01 charges that he gave aid and com fort to the enemy, misbehave while a prisoner to secure bette treatment for himself and engage 'disorders and neglects" to th detriment of fellow American pris oners and to the prejudice of gocx order and discipline in the arme fortes. Brother of McM Dean of Women Dfes in 4 William Adams of Abilene and El Paso, brother of the dean of women at McMiury College, was fatally injured sometime Thursday night in an automo- bile accident southwest of E! Paso on U. S. Highway 80. Adams was returning to El Paso from a visit with his sis- ter, Mrs. Phil E. Chapell, in Abi- lene. He had been here about six weeks and was planning to re- turn here to make his home. No details of the accident were vailable here Friday morning. Mrs. Chapell has left for El Paso. Funeral services will be held in Chickasha, Okla., but the time has .not yet been announced. STATE TOURNEY CAGE SCORES CLASS B Cayuga 70, Krum 49 Big Sandy 68, Evant 38 .05 MOISTURE RECEIVED Light Rain Possible Here; Sleet Pelts San Antonio Cloudy skies with possibility of (Falls, Amarillo, Lubbock, Long- S DEPARTMENT Or COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE ANC VICINITY: Cloudy Fri- day and Friday night, clearing Saturday. ?osslbility of light rain Friday after- noon. High temperature Friday between 35 and 40; low Friday night about 35; ligh Saturday, near 50. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy with occasional rain this afternoon and tonight. Saturday, cloudy to partly cloudy. No important temperature changes. Lowest tonight in the 30s. WEST TEXAS: Cloudy to partly cloudy, light snow In Panhandle and Uppe.7 Plains this afternoon, faruy cloudy to- night and Saturday. No Important tem- perature chsngts. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy, occasional rain this afternoon, tonight and near the coast early Saturday. Ko 1m- portant temperaftire changes. Moderate to fresh northeast winds on the coast. Lowest tonight in the 30s in extreme north portion. TEMPERATURES P. M. Fri. A. M Stratojet Crash Kills Crew of 4 TUCSON, Ariz. B47 Strato- :et crashed and burned in the des- ert seconds after taking off early .oday at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. All four crew members were killed. The crash occurred at 2 a. m. (MST) approximately a mfle south- west of the base runway- None of the dead was from Texas. 32 32 32 33 3: 32 32 32 a 3t 35 35 today Sunset last night Sunrise Sunset tonight p. m. Barometer readme at p. m. 28.44 Rilatlve humidity at p. m. Maximum temperature last 24 houri eiKjInf at a. m.. Minimum temperature lilt 34 boars. H light rain Friday afternoon was forecast to follow the late winter snow which fell in Abilene Thurs- day. Forecasters at the U. S. Weather Bureau said clouds would prevail j in the Abilene vicinity through Fri- day night and that skies would be- gin clearing Saturday morning. Temperatures were expected to hover ia the neighborhood 35 to 40 degrees Friday, with a mini-j mum of 35 forecast for early Sat- j urday moming and maximum of near 50 Saturday. Thursday's snow which gave a total of .05 of an inch of moisture was the first to fall so late In the season here since March 11. 1951. Light snow, light rain, drizzle and some freezing drizzle fell in view, Tyler and Dalhart. San Angelo had light freezing drizzle and log Thursday morning. The light precipitation followed a day-and-night period in which a mantle of snow and sleet dropped from Tyler to Waco let of snow whitened parts of east and central Texas. Skidding Auto Kills Officer By The Associated Press At least live persons were In- jured and a state highway patrol- I SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS Sunday's big Reporter-News will go to 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 Belt annual gathering. The Reporter-News will tell you what is be- ing planned by the school folks. Also, there will be a story telling about this year's Chamber of Commerce meeting, which advance plans say will really be something. Of course, there will be the usual local news cover- age by Reporter-News sports, news, society, farm, and feature. The deadly jam came on the four-lane Arnarillo-Lubbock high- way .when Capt. E. L, Posey and three patrolmen investigated crash of two cars on the iced-over bridge which spans a railroad. Patrolman Felix A, Murphy, 22, was killed when an out-of -control automobile skidded into him as be arid Patrolman Bert Cornelius tried to direct traffic around the original collision. Cornelius, sUnding on a "safety Island" with Murphy, was hospital- ized 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., and tbdr two children. The highway patrol wantd mo- torists not to use the roads tits snow-covered South awl unlns IMIHIIIJ ;