Abilene Reporter News, March 22, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

March 22, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas MOSTLY CLEAR EVENING FINAL VOL LXXIII, No. 279 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 22, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC BAPTISTS REGISTER Ed Helton, fcft, of Calvary Baptist Church, registers dele- gates Monday ior the 26th annual Texas Bap list Sunday School convention. The delegates, standing from left, are Minnie Wells Josey of Wichita Mrs. T. H. Worthington and Mrs. Joe Baker, both of Winters. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) BAPTIST PARLEY OPENS Speakers Emphasize Role Of Sunday School Teachers Sunday School teachers are to- day's messengers of God's "trans- forming the first two speak- ers at the state Baptist Sunday School convention here declared Monday. Speaking during the opening ses- sion shortly after noon were Dr, Elwin L. Skiles and Dr. James L. Sullivan. They are, respectively, the present pastor of Abilene's First Baptist Church and its for-- mer pastor. The parley, expected to draw in attendance, will run through Wednesday noon. All meetings will be in the First Baptist Church except the youth rally. The latter is slated for p.m. Monday at University Bap- tist Church. John the Baptist was the mes- senger who heralded the Messiah's arrival among men, Dr. Skiles said. "The times then could best be described as a he added. "For 400 years there had been no voice to speak for God." Skiles pointe'd that the pranent times show Unrest, confusion and turmoil with evil running The destructive forces of the hy- drogen age make millions tremble, he said. COUNTY HEARS HIGHWAY PLANS 55 Doctors to Give Polio Tests; Tax Board to Meet Taylor County Commissioners Court Monday morning set dates for the county board of equaliza- tion to meet and appointed phy- sicians who will participate in the polio immunization field trials here as assistant county health officers. Action concerning the doctors was taken on recommendation of Senators Plan Probe Of Reds in South NEW ORLEANS Senate internal security subcommittee will hold hearings in Birmingham, probably in June, as a part of what Sen. Eastland (D-Miss) term- ed a general investigation of Com- munist activities in the South. The subcommittee closed a tur- bulent 3-day inquiry into the South- ern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF) here Saturday. At a press conference after the closing session, Eastland said he probably would preside at the Bir- mingham hearing. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES BASEBALL VISITORS Dallas Eagles and Oklahoma City In- dians meet at Blue Sox Stadium- tonight. Page 8-A. DIVIDED PATHS One twin brother followed the road of crime; the other stayed inside the law. Page 1-B. ABOUT NEW YORK Editor visiting in New York meets up Vfith o famous New Yorker another ex-McMurrion. Page 1 B LOUD HEARING No con- gressional investigation since firing of MacArthur has had as much public attention as Mc- fight with the Army. Page 8-B. THE WEATHER L'.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Clear to partly cloi'.dy Monday afternoon and Mor.- day nleht; Tuesday mostly cloudy with MiKht chance for showers: high Monday 85-90: low Monday niffht 60: high Tuesday in 80s. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Thuudershowers and cooler Tuesday and In northwest tonight. WEST TEXAS: Mostly cloudy with showers and thundershowers tonight and Tuesday, and in Panhandle and El Paso areas this afternoon. Cooler Tue.sday and in all except lower Pecos valley to- TEMPERATURES Sna. P.K.' Won. A.M. 76 66 fiO 65 S3 64 83 64 82 04 79 64 73 64 '12 66 70 70 76 go 7fl 68 84 Sunset last niRhl p.m. Sunrise to- day 6-41 a.m. Sunset lonifiht p.m. Barometer reading at p.m. 28.00. Relative humidity at p.m. 33S-. Maximum temperature lor the 24 hours at a.m.: 84. Minimum temperature (or the 24 hours tndcd at i.m.; 62. Dr. F. E. Sadler, Abilene-Taylor County health officer. Dr. Sadler suggested that the medical doc- tors who will donate their services in the immunization program be given public official status during the time that the Salk vaccine is to be administered, which is April and May. He submitted a list of 55 phy- sicians. The commissioners set June 3 as the date for equalization of oil property renditions with the coun- ty tax collector's office and June 21 as the date for real estate equal- izations. District Highway Engineer J. C. (Jake) Roberts met with the Commissioners Court to explain the reasons for the location of in- tersections or "traffic interchang- es" in the proposed route of U. S. Highway 83-277 around the west side of Abilene. Roberts said that in laying out the proposed route every effort was made to avoid putting the right-of-way through the most costly property and im- provements. He explained that if the location of one intersection were changed to avoid cutting through buildings or houses this would necessitate the changing of other intersections which could cause even heavier damage to property. LATEST SPORT NEWS is found in the Morning edition ot The Reporter-News and can be read for as low as 15c a week or 65c a month, when you ere already on Evening subscriber. Let us start the Morning edition for your breokfost enjoyment. Dial 4-7271 Dr. Sullivan, now executive sec- retary of the Southern Baptist Sun- day School Board, Nashville, Tenn., said: "Men cannot listen to God's words and remain the same. The greatest teachers in the world ought to be teachers of di- vine truth. For that reason our Sunday Schools should have the best teachers with the finest equip- ment in the whole land." At p.m. Monday the Sun- day School workers will be divid- ed into 19 groups and will hold their first conference by age groups and special interests. The separate discussions will cover all age levels, from cradle roll to older adults. Special topics will include extension work, ad- ministration, vacation Bible school, architecture, library and music. Outstanding (Speakers fo.r Mon- day night are: (.1) At p.m., in the elemen- tary workers' conference in the old auditorium of First Baptist Church, Dr. Ollin Leavell. He is a professor at Peahody College, Nashville, Tcnn. His subject be "Problems Peculiar to the Child." 12) At p.m., at the youth rally, in University Baptist Church, Dr. Kearnic Keegan, Nash- ville, Tcnn. He is secretary of stu- dent work for the Southern Bap- tist Convention. Keegan will speak on "Investing My Youth Through My Church." (3) Also at p.m., at the adult and administration workers parley. in the First Baptist Church's new auditorium, Dr. J. Ralph Grant. He is pastor of the First Baptist Church, Lubbocfe His subject is "Adults, the Van- guard of Advance." Tuesday's activities will begin with a vacation Bible school con- ference from to a.m. That will be followed by addj- tional parleys of the special groups. 'TIS SPRING Can Showers Be Far Behind! "Spring is sprung: "The grass is riz- "I wonder where the showers iz." Confronted -with this problem Monday two days after the arrival of the new season the weatherman at the U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport said a little moisture may come to the Abilene area from the Gulf. He predicted a "slight chance for showers'' on Tuesday. Spring made its appearance at p.m. Saturday in the absence of dust, which has hovered over the area for several days. On Sun- day the mercury climbed to 84 degrees. The weatherman predict- ed continued warm weather .for Monday and Tuesday State Senate Passes Pay Raise Parr's Trial For Gun-Toting Gets Started ALICE of pros- pective jurors got underway here today in the trial of politico George B. Parr, accused of illegally carry- ing a pistol near a meeting of an opposing political group. Less than an hour after proceed- ings began, four of the 18-man venire had been questioned. Attorneys said they would go through the whole venire before announcing whom they accept for the six-man jury. Parr, 52-year-old millionaire po- litical kingpin of South Texas' Du- val County, got a week's postpone- ment last Monday because his at- torney was tied up with another case. Deputy Sheriff Juan (Canante) Ban-era of Duval County has been charged along with Parr, and sat next to the political boss. His trial was to come up later. Before questioning of prospective jurors began, only one veniremau asked to be excused. He is D. R. Knox, who explained he had press- ing business matters on hand. He was dismissed. Ed Lloyd of Alice was attorney for Parr. County Attorney Sam Burris represented the prosecution. Attorney Luther Jones of Corpus Christi, who has represented Parr at times in the past, was in the courtroom, but said he was there only as an "interested spectator." Givens Parr, brother of George Parr and vice-president of Parr's Texas. State Bank, and five Texas Rangers also sat among the spec- tators. LAW STUFF LOOKS Hazlett, 2Vi, of Bor- ger, Tex., took a look at some of the papers and books on his father's desk in the Texas House of Representatives and found it a little difficult to digest. His dad is Rep. Guy Hazlett. The lafl was in attendance at the current special session. ....._....-. GOP May Ask McCarthy Step-Down During Probe WASHINGTON appeared to be build ing up among Senate Republican leaders today- that Sen. Me Carthy (K-Wis) should step all the way off his investigations subcommittee while it looks into his roaring quarrel with thr Army. From McCarthy came announcement of a tentative decis ion not to do so and a suggestion that the committee employ lie detectors to get at the truth of his controversy with Secretary of the Army Robert T. Sievens. The subcommittee plans to meet tomorrow to discuss pro- cedure for its hearings, no date for which has been fixed. McCarthy, voicing "com- plete confidence in this scien- tific instrument when it is op- erated said he will suggest then the use of lie de- tectors if all the witnesses agree. He plans to testify him- self. "The American public is entitled to the truth in' the matters we are about to investigate in Washing- the senator said in a state- ment. I plan to recommend to the subcommittee that it ask all witnesses who may have knowledge of this case, including myself, whether they would be willing to submit to a scientific lie detector test "It is up to the full subcommittee to determine whether this is proper procedure." Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP floor leader, said in an inter- view he doesn't want to interfere in the committee's functions, but he thinks McCarthy should volun- teer not to question witnesses nor to vote on issues before the group. McCarthy has said he plans not to vote "on any iinal decisions or conclusions" of the subcommittee. Knowland said in an interview: "Since the senator has agreec to be sworn and to testify as a witness, I would think the proce- dure would be for him to volun- tarily step aside and not altempt to participate in the questioning of other witnesses." Isn't Going to I insist On the other hand. Sen. Potter a member of McCar- Senators Protest Browned Quizzing WASHINGTON la-Protests from other senators stopped Sen. Mc- Carthy (R-Wis) today from public questioning of Atty. Gen. Brownell about what McCarthy described as a "pigeonholed" case of "prosecu- tion for espionage" of a newspaper- man. Brownell promised to write Mc- Carthy a letter about it. Naming no names, McCarthy brought the matter up when Brownell came before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to discuss the Justice Department's money needs. LICENSE PLATE CUSTOMERS Taylor County motorists started making the first big rush for 1954 car license tags Monday morning. Tax Collector Raymond Petree's office was filled to overflowing most of the morning, with several lines extending into the hall. Until this week only about 500. sets of license plates were being issud daily. Petree estimat- ed at noon Monday that passenger cars have been registered in Taylor County and that or more still have to have new license plates before midnight March 31. (Photo by Charles Cockerell) tliy's subcommittee, said he foi one isn't going to insist that Mc- Carthy give up his place as a com- mittee member, even temporarily, if the Wisconsin senator chooses another course. Besides McCarthy, the group' includes three Republi- cans and three Democrats. Potter's Michigan colleague. Sen. Ferguson, took a position similar to Know-land's. Ferguson, chair- man of the Senate GOP Policy Committee, was asked on a CBS television program yesterday whether he thinks McCarthy should step off the subcommittee for the duration of this inquiry. "I Ferguson replied. "I feel that under the circumstances where his subcommittee is going to make this investigation in rela- tion to the personnel of the sub- committee that he should excuse himself as is usually done in courts by judges that have anything to do with the matters before them." Won't Vote McCarthy said in a statement yesterday he had agreed with Sen. Mundt who will preside over the hearings, that he should not vote in any question pertaining to the investigation. "I shall be a he added, "and I do wish to cross examine other witnesses. In all fairness. I feel this right of cross examination should be extended to the Army officials involved That was his reaction to a Demo- cratic suggestion that he step off the subcommittee. It was made Saturday night by a subcommittee member. Sen. Symington who said in a statement that if McCarthy wants to "appear in the triple role of accusing witness as well as prosecutor ajiH judge" the Democrats will carry a fight against such an arrangement to the parent Government Operations subcommittee. McCarthy also heads the fall committee. Chavez Gaining In Senate Fight WASHINGTON Chavez D-NM) appeared today to be gaining a voting edge in his battle o retain his Senate seat. With debate opening on a reso- lution to declare his seat vacant jecause of election irregularities, Chavez seemed likely to benefit rom Republican absences in a is expected to follow party lines closely. Sen. Bridges IR-NH) was taken 0 Bethesda, Hospital today after a dizzy spell Capitol doctors said was brought on by a virus nfection. There was doubt he would be to return.to vote to- morrow, i Shivers Scores Major Victory AUSTIN Senate today passed the teachers pay raise bill by an overwhelming 27-1 vote. The measure is designed to increase the base pay of teachers a year. Senate action sent the bill, which includes radical revis- ion oC the state-local financing ratio for public schools, to the House. Senate passage of the teachers pay measure gave Gov. Allan Shivers' program a major victory on its first floor test of the session. The bill, by Sen. A. M. Aikin Jr., Paris, provides for an 80-20 ratio between state and local financing of the public schools, and also puts up S100 per teacher unit for local spending at the discretion of school boards. Both House and Senate adjourn- Jd until a.m. tomorrow, leaving the afternoon clear for important committee hearings on :ax and Communist control hills. proceed on the teachers bill the House works on the venue bill, Aikin told the Senate the teach- ers pay bill will meau a in- crease automatically for all teach- ers now being paid only the mini- mum salaries guaranteed by The House passed the first bill state minimum education pro- :o be approved by either House or Senate, a local measure creating county court at law No. 2 for Nueces County. The vote was 118-5, and the bill now goes to the Senate. A bill to give public junior col- .eges a supplemental appropria- jon of S644.000 for the current Mennium was introduced by Rep. William J. Ehlert, Breitham. Rep. W. R. (Bill) Chambers of 'May submitted a bill to levy a 10 per cent occupation tax on the Uross receipts of business involv- ing the selling, issuing or deliver- ing or trading stamps. A Senate-approved resolution protesting the proposed removal of the Veterans Administration's district office from Dallas to Den- ver was endorsed by the House after brief debate. William-Hi-Sbireman, Cor pus Christi, cast the only dissent ing vote and raised the only oppo sition to the teachers pay bill in debate. He protested against passing the bill until money was raised by a new tax measure to pay the salary increase. "If we issue another hot check to the teachers today, we'll go home in exactly the same shape we were in after the regular ses- sion of the Legislature." lie said. Aikin countered that the revenue measure pending action of a House committee will pay for the teach- ers raise. The Senate cannot originate such a measure but in the interest of saving time, Aikin said, it could LEGISLATIVE ACTION TODAY AUSTIN (Si Legislature today: HOUSE: Passed session's first bill, creating county court in Nueces County. Bill to boost junior college funds introduced. Adjourned until tomorrow. SENATE: Passed teachers pay bill by easy 27-1 margin, sending it to House for further, action. Adjourned until tomor- row. gram. He estimated that is about iialf of the teachers in the state. Raises for the others would de- pend on how much their present salaries are above the proposed new base pay level. The possibility of fireworks also loorhed at a committee hearing on the special session's first Com- munist control law: A measure setting up a state loyalty review board. Shivers' proposals for revised school financing and teachers'.and state workers' pay boosts survived their first tests in the special ses- sion's first week. They cleared the Senate com- mittee hurdle by" overwhelming votes, in the face of an- unusual committee filibuster spearheaded by Sen. Jimmy Phillips, Angleton. Grand Jury Begins Probe Judge Oil-en Thomas opened a four-week term of 104th District Court Monday morning and em- panelled a grand jury to begin investigating criminal complaints. He will call the civil docket -at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Judge Thomas told the grand jurors that they may be required to work into the third day In order to complete all the work at hand. District Attorney Bill Tippea said he had about 35 complaints involving 23 individuals to present io the grajid jury for its consid- eration. W. E. Jarrett of 861 Sayles Blvd. was named foreman of the grand iury. Other members are Gene Jalbraith of 309 Elm Cove; Alton Roberts of Ovals; Cyrus Pee and Andy Shouse of Merkel; F. L. Ad- amson of 1782 University; A. M. Hinds of White of 675 EN 16th St.; E. G. Johnson, Jr. of 890 Rivercrest Dr., J. H. Nail, of 2286 Ross Ave.; B. F. Gilchrist of 4026 Waldemar St., and L. H. Beckham of 790 Orange St. LAWMAKERS FIND 'Guides' Numerous In Hunt for Money By KATHARYN DUFF' Reporter-News Capital Bureau AUSTIN. Texas lawmakers have many would be guides in heir search for S26 million in new .ax money the Governor has asked 'or to pay teachers and state em- >loyes a little more salary- They will have more of these guides this week as the House Revenue and Taxation Committee >egins public hearings on tax bills. Hearings -are set: Monday on beer tax hikes; Tuesday on increased 'ranchise taxes; Wednesday on a natural gas gathering tax. The hearings are expected to draw large crowds, professional obbyists and amateur lobbyists. Professionals by the dozens have already been hard at work pro- ecting the interests of their com- or industry, .passing out in- ormatlon to show legislators why new taxes should be put on some- >ne else. The "amateurs." the business men of Texas who will actually eel the tax bile, will pour in from all parts of the state to have their ay on the proposed levies at the lubiic hearings. Lobbyists are of two schools of bought: 1. Those who want some- thing; 2. Those who don't want to pay for the "something." In this special session the "some- thing" is more pay for teachers and state employes. Texas in- dustry, beer, gas corporations vho pay franchise taxes, would pay for the raises under the Gov- ernor's plan. And you may be sure n the democratic protest they'll lave their say. By far the largest lobby in Tex- as is those who the teach- ers who missed their raise last ses- sion and the state employes who got a small one. Last session teach- ers by the thousands (at one time 1.300 attended a hearing) flocked to Austin to press their demands. So far this year no droves of teachers have appeared. Their wishes have been expressed through a few representatives in- cluding Charles Tennyson. chief lobbyist for them in his role of executive secretary of the Texas State Teachers Association. There's still another class of "lobbyists" at work at this and any session, the presentatives of var- ious state agencies and members of'the Governor's staff. "Special sessions' mske strange an pro lobbyist re- marked. It looked during the first week of the session as if there might be a classic example this. Some "dry" forces opposed the increased beer tax on moral grounds, the fact that beer tax money would be used for educa- tion. That put the dry forces right in line with the beer forces who naturally would like to dodge more faxes. But, at the end of the week, the United Drys officially went on record as not opposing the beer tax Increase. Dr. Harold G. Cooke of Abilene. McMarry College president ami vice-president of United Texas Drys, said it "would ttt tllly to try to make this a moral poteL... Some beer tax already fotm to edu- v ;