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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               LIGHT RAIN Abilene Reporter.-Betttf EVENING LXX1II, NO. 280 Associated Prea  iHl ttut cooled off, he wanted to pay the Mrs. Welch stated. She old him she couldn't accept the monev without his copy of the tic- ket. In response to. Judge Doss's question, McBeth said he did go to the police station and offer to pay the parking ticket. MAGAZINE FLAYED the "cafeteria-style" system of education for young people., call- "Needs and desires are not the same Dr. Reift said. "Chris- tianity meets the real needs of man." 'L To Help Youth The main role of the Sunday school teacher is to help youth de termine between its desires and its needs and evaluate the two, he said. Speaking after him, Dr. Joe Da- vis Heacock of the Baptist Theo- logical Seminary at Fort Worth said that teaching was impossible to define. "It takes place in so many situa- tions he said. "Once we thought education took place at school, at home and at church, but that is no longer true." Many extracurricular organiza- tions now play a large part in teaching and, also, it is not al- ways a conscious 'process on the part of teachers in the three "in- he added. The most important things in teaching are truth and love, he said. Teaching must be done with love and compassion, and a close relationship between student and teacher is imperative, he said. "Unless the youth worker can be sessitive to the needs of the teen- ager or young person, he has no business teaching that age Dr. Heacock said. Dr. Leavell, speaking to about a thousand elementary section Sun- day school workers, described the ability of children to learn as the "alchemy of divine providence of God in the creation of men's minds. Church and state are quite thor- oughly separated, he noted, and the Sunday school is often the only place where children have an op- portunity to learn about religion. See BAPTIST, Pg. 7-A, Col. 4 WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES OLD due en five-year dispute about LaHn- America's most famous political refugee. Page 4-A. EXPERIENCE learns much about realties of politics in a year's time. Page 8-A; TAKES High School construction is moving ahead, with several portions to be completed by September. 1-B. Poor Abilene Fire Protection Rating Denied by Officials By STUART CHILTON A national magazine during the past week labeled Abilene as one of the 24 worst-protected cities in the United States in fire protection. But the Abilene Fire Department has now received a letter from the National Fire Protection Associa- tion labeling the articles ratings as and un- authorized. The article, in the April issue of Woman's Home Compan- ion, placed Abilene in the "poor" classification and said the ratings came from the National Fire Pro- tection Association. Other Texas cities listed in the 'worst 24 in the nation" were Am- arfflo, Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco. The article said the listings of ths cities into and "good" ratings were based on fig- ures of the National Fire Protec- tion Association. The association replied to this reference in letter to D. C. Mu- sick, Abilene fire chief. The letter, in said, "We want you to know that this association does not make such rat- ings, had no knowledge of the art- Ibai tM niiuuaet to us is entirely misleading and un- authorized. "We publish annually a fire rec- ord of cities as reported by mu- nicipal authorities in our April quarterlies, but we say specifical- ly each time in presenting this data that it is Interesting data tor those" who want to determine 3re experience trends within a par- ticular city but that the per capita iigures are not intended to be the aasis of comparisons among dif- ferent cities as such comparisons would be misleading. "We regret that the article ap- peared in this way and have ex- pressed our protest to the Woman's Home Companion." Fire Marshal L. A. Blackwood said he felt the article was unfair. He polntsd out the good fire record Abilene has with the Texas Fire Insurance commission. Figures show that, even though Abilene's population has increased, the number of alarms registered have decreased, Blackwood said. Blackwood gave these figures for the number of alarms turned In to the department since 1950: 905 in 1950. 900 in 1931. 628 in 1953. Even the amount of insured loss- es which the Texas Fire Insurance commission uses indicates that Abi- lene has a aood fire record. Black- wood said. Losses listed and credit or pen- alty listed since 1946 by the state commission were: 1946 per cent penalty 194T 1G per cent credit 194S-S99.344-15 per cent credit per cent credit per cent credit per cent credit per cent credit per cent credit Abilene's Fire Department has six stations with a total 76 fire- men stationed at them. Stations are Central, Abilene Christian College. Orange St., Butternut, llth and Meander, and Elmwood West. Equipment consists of three booster trucks, eight engine trucks. two aerial trucks, and stry- ice truck. As Assistant Chief Hill explained: "According to our fire record with the Texas Firj Insurance Coat- mission we have as food a de- partment as can be found in   

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