Abilene Reporter News, September 13, 1954

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September 13, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLEAR, WARM Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVEN FINAL VOL. LXXIX, NO. 89 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, SEPT. 13, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc OVER DEEDS, BILLS Tittle, Ncwberry Feud With Judge By GEORGIA NELSON Snapping turtle quarrels filled the entire Monday morning meet- ing of Taylor County Commissio- ners Court. The atmosphere was barely cleared of a row between County Judge Reed Ingalsi'e and Precinct 2 Commissioner Rufe Tittle over U. S. 80 right of way before Ingalsbe was involved in another Prscinct 1 fact that he office of the state highway depart- ment, to present factual informa- tion concerning deeds to the U. S. right of way in precent 2. "We've had a little advertising in the paper that has caused some Tittle opened, "and I want to get it ironed out. I think we can clarify things in a very few minutes." Tittle asked Shaw to verify thej Zwicker Denies Cursing Senator in rwx- sioner Claude Newberry over pay- ments for right of way of the access road to Abilene Air Force I session prepared deeds covering only the right of way between Trent and Merkel a distance another dispute over Newberry's road and bridge expenditures. Im- iriediately before the commissio- ners recessed for lunch they delay- ed approving payment of bills to- taling for. the Hamby- Elmdale road until they could stu- dy provisions of October. 1953, bond issue voted by Precinct 1- Tittle Leads Off Tittle took the stage first by asking W. H. Shaw, designing en- gineer with the district engineer's BEAUTIFUL Barbara Barton of Gal- veston measures a gigantic tarpon. 7 feet long and 175 pounds, the largest ever caught off Galveston. It was landed by E. H. Higgs, Texas City. 'Major in McMurrians Urged The new 1954 student body at McMurry College was advised Monday morning to "major in the majors" by Dr. J. Cress Lovern, pastor of Lubbock's First Method- ist Church. Dr. Lovern, speaking at chapel exercises in McMurry's 32nd for- ma! opening, said that "In our so- ciety today, too many people are minoring in religion and major- ing in something else. "I have come to McMurry to- day to challenge you. young peo- ple, to learn the what, how and "You will the-bat- tle of mediocrits'." Dr. Lovern said. "Too many will be satisfied merely to to be average but the challenge to live a Christian life is always with you. "If you will link your lives." he continued, "to vital Christian conviction, you will be majoring in the majors." Dr. Lovern said that "this is a dependable world in which we live. It is a world in which truth lives." why of Dr. Lovern told "What our minds can conceive the" McMurrians. and what our hearts tell us is Classes Open i right can come to pass in our McMurry began holding regular j the pastor stated. "There classes at" 8 a.m. Monday. is a strange persistency in that Dr- Lovern was the main chapel j which is right." he added, speaker. He was accompanied to! In closing, Dr. Lovern told the Abilene by Mrs. Lovern. The minister has held pastor- ates in San Angelp, Laferia. Edin- McJIurry students that there are "two questions by which you can control your action: 'Is it right burg, Harlingen. and San Antonio, and is it worthy of he said. Dr. IVlU-MatUiis Dunn, campus chaplain, led the invocation. Scrip- ture reading was given by Dr. S- B. Thompson, dean of men. Dr. Harold G. Cooke. McMurry president, welcomed the new stu- dent body and introduced members of the faculty and administration. Kenneth Rogers, Plainview sen- ior, sang a solo accompanied by Francis Hinkel. professor of mu- sic. The Rev. Geocge Steinman. pro- fessor of religion, delivered the benediction. The program dosed with the students singing McMur- ry's alma mater. He became pastor of the Lubbock church the earlv part of tin's year. H-SIUCC Dorms Open; Reiff Speaks Abilene Christian College and Hardin Simmons University be- gan bustling with fall activities Monday. H-SU was having orientation programs for freshmen students. Registration will be held Wednes- day and Thursday. ACC served its first meal at 7 a.m. Monday in the remodeled cafeteria, re-named the Beanery. Registration at ACC begins Tuesday. Dr. Evan A. Reiff. president ot Hardin Simmons, and other ad- ministrative officials welcomed H-SU freshmen at 10 a.m. in Beh- rcns Chapel. During Monday and Tuesday. placement exams will be given to ail freshmen. Two counseling ses- sions were slated for the first-) year students. At p.m. Monday, the Student Council will present a pro- gram in Behrens Chapel to ac- quaint freshmen with the univer- sity's traditions. A party will be given by the council p.m. Tuesday in Rose Field House. Students begin registering at 8 a.m. Wednesday in alphabetical order. Formal registration ends at 3-30 p.m. Thursday. Dormitories at both H-SU and ACC opened Sunday. ACC's nnminl Freshmen Assem- bly is set tor 8 a.m. Tuesday, followed by freshman exams as a.m. Sophomores and second frwh- register from J p.m. to p.m. Tuesday and S to 10 a.m. Wednes- day, Juniors and seniors enroll Irom .1 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Classes at H-SU begin at 8 n.ni. Friday. ACC opens its toll classes Uuirsdny. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES VOICE SUPPORT Four com- munity leaders of Merkel speak out in support of the bond is- sues proposed in Saturday's election. Page 3-A. ROUNDTABLE First Central District Roundtable set for scouters in the Chisholm Trail Council's new program. Page 9.A. SOCIAL SECURITY First in a series of articles explains changes in social security for farmers and housewives. Page 1-6. Shivers Aide Hopes to Have Peaceful Meet MINERAL WELLS liberal Democrats today battled for 750 contested seats at tomor- row's state convention as their conservative foes pledged a fair fight. The leaders of Qov. Allan Shiv- ers' conservative and apparently dominating faction said last night the liberals could get a "fair hear- ing" before the State Executive Committee's credentials subcom- mittee.- Chairman George Sandlin of the Executive Committee said every effort would be made to be fair "in the interest of harmony." Sandlin said he hoped this would be one Te.xas Democratic conven- tion without a walkout by any un- happy faction. He's Against Hotheads "It looks like we can have har- mony and a convention the liberals can participate in if they want to." SandUn told reporters after a 2-hour locked-door caucus of top men in the Shivers organization. He said the meeting was held to work out plans to keep "hotheads on either side from creating dis- sension." His statement brought immedi- ate tart comment from one liberal leader. Jimmy Knight, Bexar County Democratic Committee chairman. "Sandlin's statement is appro- priate if he will follow through, if he really means what he Knight snapped. He said the big Bexar County delegation, control- led by the liberals, had never re- ceived official notification from Sandlin that a contest had been filed. Stcno Told Him "We found out about it today from the committee's stenograhic Knight said. Today's Executive Committee and credentials committee sessions were preliminaries to the state convention tomorrow when Shiv- ers, victorious over Austin Atty. Ralph Yarborough and the liberals in his race for reelection, planned to take full control of the party machinery for the next two years. Shivers says he is interested in keeping the Texas party under what he terms, safe, conservative leadership prior to the 1956 nation- al presidential convention. He suggested last night the South and. Southwest get together in na- tional party affairs to offset the influence ot the North and East bloc. The -North and East, Shivers said, "don't think like we do" in Texas and the South. "I think the South and Uie South- west should get together so they can get enough chips to match those of the North and East the jovernor told reporters. Base. i of six miles. This was followed by still i truth he declared, "I 1 received 38 deeds from the high- way department and 26 of them will have to be re-written." Route Changes Asked Throughout the discussion In- galsbe repeatedly emphasized that the deeds would have to be chang- ed because Tittle had requested the highway department to change the proposed highway route. "I did request the highway de- partment to change the route north of Tittle rejoined, "and by making the change I will save about of the people's mon- ey by avoiding houses that were, located on the first proposed i route." "All Ingalsbe asked when Tittle had. presented his side of the argument. The county1 judge then accused Tittle bf; "branding me'a liar." (He re-1 ferred to Tittle's denial that he! had held the right-of-way deeds since March 23, Status of the U. S. 80 project in Precinct 2 is this: The high- way was surveyed to go north of Trent and an approach to Merkel from the west was laid out to angle northward a short distance west of the city. Tittle asked that changes be made in the route at both Trent and Merkel. Prelimi- nary studies have been made pre- paratory to second surveys at each place, but to date the sec- ond surveys have not been made and the proposed changes have not been submitted to the highway department in Austin f6r approval. have ho instructions to make the change at Shaw said, "but Roberts (Dist. Highway Engineer Jake Roberts) said to bring the new approach to Merkel nearer the west side of the city to avoid cutting through a drive-in theater." All Deeds Prepared Shaw said all deeds to the U. S. 80 right-of-way in Precinct 2 have been prepared, that those covering land east of Merkel have been, held at the district engineer's office, and that 26 of the deeds for land in the west part of the precinct will have to be changed if the proposed change is made north of Treat. He added that the proposed change would not appre- ciably alter the amount of the acreage. He explained that the amount of acreage that will have to be ob- tained can be computed by add- ing the acreages specified in the various deeds. Tittle argued that he still does not know what amount of a bond issue will be necessary to buy the land and will not know until the route is finally decided, the survey completed and deeds prepared. Jhigalsbe pointed out that Pre- cinct 1 voted a bond issue before any deeds were prepared. To this, Tittle replied, "Yes, and Precinct 1 can't say within 000 how much the laud is going to General Swears Testimony True Election Promised At the conclusion of the discus- sion Tittle stated, "When I have those deeds in my possession and am plumb ready to makesa fair estimate as to what'amount the bond issue should be, then I want them (the commissioners court) to call an election in Preinct 2 and let the people vote as to'whether they want that kind of bond is- sue." "That statement is what I've been waiting to said Ingals- be. "If this row has accomplish- ed that much it has been worth it in the public interest." The next argument of the meet- See COUNTY. Pg. 7-B, Coi. 4 Shivers Doesn't Give Dern About Liberals; They're Missing MINERAL WELLS do de- said the motherly looking My. "There's the gcvwrnt.'. I'm going over and say hello." She did. So did hundreds of other folks here on the eve of the State Democratic Convention. Nobody knew much what was going on, but everybody was friendly and eager to talk politics. Mostly, the politics were about "how backers of Gov. Allan ing Shivers' Democratic nomina- tion for governor for a third elec- tive Close to delegates and alter- nates are expected to tarn this little resort city in hopes of getting one of the slightly fewer than scats in the convention hall to- morrow. Most delegates-that had arrived so far were ing they were for Shivers. There weren't a half-down liberals to be found. The liberals backed losing governor candidate Ralph Yar- forougti. "What are the liberals doing, Shivers was asicd. "I don't give a I don't give a dern what the liberals era suld "They haven't got enough votes to maka any differ- He summed up the altitude of.Uie conservative delegates. They were in the saddle and stuck to it like a cocklebiir. While Shivers stood in the lobby of the Baker Hotel last night, say- ing "Howdy" and pumping hands, convention strategy and procedure were being worked out up on the "smoke-filled" room that was air- cooled and had a loudspeaker so nobody would miss a thing. Delegates freely admitted they wcrs waiting to take their cue from the party leaders. And while thvy waited they were out to "chin" with tht folks. RECESS TALK Sen. McCarthy left, walks along a corridor with his B. Williams, during a recess in the hearing of censure charges against the senator being heard by a special senate committee. G Ralph V. Zwieker swore today he 1 told only the truth when he testi- fied before Sen. McCarthy last Feb. IS. McCarthy testified last week that the decorated general at least "misstated the facts." I This and other conflicting test! mony went into the record as the special senate committee consid- ering censure charges against Jfc- moved through what may be the last day of its hearings. One of the charges against Mc- Carthy is that he abused Zwicker at the Feb. 18 hearing, when Mc- Carthy questioned Zwicker about an honorable discharge given Maj. Irving Peress. McCarthy has call- ed Peress a "Fifth Amendment Communist." In quick succession, the tall, erect general told the special cen- sure committee: 1. He has searched his memory carefully and .has no recollection of muttering at the February hear- ing in New York that McCarthy was an "S.O.B." William J. Hard- ing of New York City testified last week he beard Zwicker make that comment. 2. He' had no intention of being evasive, arrogant or irritating Dulles Confident U, S. Might Will Halt Formosan Invasion DENVER of State Dulles fresh from'gloBaT strat- egy conferences with President Eisenhower and the National Se- curity Council says American military might will thwart any Chinese Communist assault against Nationalist Formosa. And FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover and Atty. Gen. Brownell say that so far as the Red threat on the home front is concerned, the ad- ministration's goal is to "utterly destroy the Communist party" in the United States. i They reported a new drive to- ward that objective is well under way and that some spurred by a new law granting immunity from been going to the FBI ttf tej about the activities of fellow conspirators. Confer With Re Hoover and Brownell made those statements at news conferences at the summer White House j-esterday after conferring with the President. Then Eisenhower, Dulles, Vice President Nixon and other mem- bers of the National Security Coun- cil met for three hours in extra- ordinary session for top secret dis- cussion of the Communist menace abroad particularly in the Far East. Dulles hinted in advance of that meeting that the council might Comics Addict, 12, Admits Slaying Dad ZANESVILLE. Ohio said sixth grader David Larry In- gles, 12, admitted shooting Ms fa- ther to death yesterday after com- ing home from Sunday school. Chief George Hodgson and Mus- kingum County Prosecutor Joseph said- David in a signed statement admitted he had planned for two or three weeks to kill his father. John Ingles, 36-year-old Cops to Spot Autos Without Check-up Tags Rigid enforcement of the law re- quiring all motor vehicles to bear the state-required inspection stick- ers will begin here next. Monday. That was announced Monday by Capt. C. A. Vcteto of the Abilene Police Department. "Motorists had several months since the deadline Veteto said. "Many cars are still without inspection certificates." Persons failing to have the in- spection and neglecting to put the sticker in a prominent place on their vehicles can be fined in City Court. Annual inspection is required un- der state law. Included in the yearly check-tip for passenger cars are motor num- bers, brakes, headlights, tail lights, stop lights, horn and wind- shield wipers. On commercial vehicles the same things are checked, plus clearance lights (if rtd reflectors on the back of the ve- hicles, directional lights and rear view mirrors. The stickers marked "1953" are still valid. The state will announce when deadline is for the "1954" stickers. Numerous AbiUmo garages are state-approved inspection centers. handyman, because "Dad was mean to me. "He threatened me and mother a thousand times." Chief Hodgson said the statement gave this account of the shooting: David came into the house while his father was alone and in bed. He took a fancy .22 caliber target pis- tol, decorated with imitation gems, from a hiding place shot once but missed his father. "What are you the fa- ther asked. "I'm going to kin David said he told his father. The state- ment quoted David as saying, "when my finger was on the trig- ger I couldn't stop shooting. I don't know how many times I shot." The father staggered from his bed and grabbed David's ankles. The boy fired again. Coroner S. S. Daw said the last shot followed the right shoulder blade into Ingles' heart as he was leaning over. Ingles was shot also in the ab- domen and the left kg, Daw said. After shooting his father, David said in the statement; he wrapped the gun in a house dress belonging to his mother and hid it in weeds not far from the house. Then he went to his grandpar- ents' home where liis mother was visiting and acted as though noth- ing had happened. "Only me and Whiskers cat! Hodgson quoted him as saying. Hodgson, who described David as an ardent comic book fan, said the boy wore a cap gun holster under his shirt whi'.e the lengthy, detailed statement was being pre- pared. He is being held in detention home here while authorities decide what to do with him. Florists Send Roses SAN DIEGO, Calif. ship- ment of 17 white California roses was on the way to Premier Malen- kov ot Russia today as a peace symbol for him and his II tor associates In the Communist joy- eminent. reach decision as to precise US. policy on the Question of whether American defense of the Nation- alist island of Quemoy is essential to effective defense of Formosa. Dulles told" newsmen that "in the first instance" that is a ques- tion for America's military chiefs to decide. He added that Eisen- hower and the other non-military members of the Security Council would study the advice of the armed forces leaders, but would not necessarily follow it! Radford Hand Adm. Arthur W. Kadford, chair- man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is the military member of the coun- cil and he was on hand for yes- terday's meeting the first ever held outside Washington. But what he recommended with respect to Quemoy and what the council decided remained a deep secret when the members headed back to Washington by plane last night. The U.S. 7th Fleet is under long- standing orders to protect For- mosa, the island bastion of the Chi- nese Nationalists, from any as- sault by the Chinese Reds. The big unanswered question has been and still those orders also call for defense of Quemoy, which has been under shellfire attack from the Red mainland. DjUles, who flew here from the Far East yesterday, repeatedly de- clined to say categorically just what orders the 7th Fleet may have received, or will receive, in connection with Quemoy. Related to Formosa "That obviously would not be. in the national the secre- tary declared. He did add: "I think that the question of the defense of Quemoy is primarily a matter related to the defense of Formosa, and it is being consid- ered and studied in that light." when McCarthy questioned hits be- hind closed doors about the Peress case. The senator, bis own star defense witnesslast week, told the censure committee only last Fri- day that he considered Zwicker "one of the most evasive, arrogant and irritating witnesses" he had ever seen. 3. He.was acting under explicit orders from only in handling the Peress discharge, but in declining to answer some of SJcCarthy's questions about the case. 4. He did not recall that he had ever discussed McCarthy with Maj. Gen. Kirke B. Lawton, former commander of Ft. Monroouth, N.J. Lawton testified Saturday he had the impression from conversations with Zwicker that Zwicker -was "antagonistic" to the Wisconsin senator. 5. The case of Peress first came to his attention in 1933, and he was the one who gave Peress's name to the McCarthy investigations subcommittee in January, 1954. Peress; a dentist; was discharged in February from Camp Kilmer N. J., which Zwicker commanded. The letter ordering his discharge was dated Jan. 18. McCarthy started' his hearings Feb. 18. William of {few York City told hearings last week he was a spectator at the February hearing by McCarthy into the Peress ease. Harding swore that during an open morning session, he beard Zwicker mutter that the senator was an "S.O.B." Zwicker also was a spectator during that morning-session. He was questioned by-McCarthy be: hind closed doors that afternoon: Can't Recafl? Asked about this the committee began what may be its final day of public hearings, Zwick- er said that after hearing Hard- ing's testimony "I searched: my memory carefully and I have no recollection of making any such remark." "Had you had any differences with Sen. McCarthy up to that asked Guy de Furia, as- sistant counsel of the special com- mittee. "No, replied Zwicker. He went on to say that before he was called to testify before McCarthy that afternoon, he had a chat with the senator and told JJcCarthy he was "happy to meet him since I am from Wisconsin, too." Before Zwicker took the witness chair, an Army medical officer, Capt. William J, Woodward, testi- fied that during the 'February hearing' he heard McCarthy say in an aside that Zwicker was the "first Fifth Amendment general we've had before us." THE WEATHER ABILENE VICINITY Mostly dear with noi much change in temperature Monday afternoon. eight and Tuesday. HigJi temperature botb days near 95 Low Monday nigbt 65 to 70, KORTE CENTRAL TEXAS Fair Mon- day night. Tuesday partly cloudy with A few isolated afternoon thunder-showers. WEST TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy, widely scattered thondersbowers. TEMPERATURES Mt. A.X. 3IM. T. M; 87 67 90 S? 79 72 76 73 74............ 77 71 83 70............ 85 67 87 Maximum temperature for 24 hours coding at ajn. 91. Minimum temperature for Uw M toon at a.nu Rig Mishap Badly Hurts SnyderMan SWEETWATER, Sept. 13 -Two Snyder men were injured, one seriously, in an oil rig accident near here Sunday night. Two Abi- lene roughnecks also were hurt but not hospitalized. James Johnson, X, of Snyder, was in serious condition at Sweet- water Hospital. By Monday morn- ing he had been given five blood transfusions. Full extent of his injuries was not immediately de- termined is doctors worked to keep him out of shock. His legs were badly hurt when a perforating gun went off on the catwalk of the rig the tike Trammell No. i oil well driUinj iite, south of Swcetwiter. ".Also injured, but not strtawly, vai Andrtwt. about M, ri Snyder He was taken by ambu- lance with Johnson to Sweetwater Hospital, where he remained a patient Monday morning. The roughnecks treated at Sweet- water and Abilene hospitals were 0. F. Sims, 1417 Kirkwood St.. and John Campbell. The latter's address was not learned immed- iately. Johnson and Andrews are em- ployes of the Western Co. Harold Parsons of Snyder, district mana- ger of the firm who was at tbt hospital with the injured men Mas-. day morning, said the acctttst happened about 10 p.m. M Uie men, were preparing to (prate casing in the well. The well is being driM ky Rheay t Reynold! DriUiaf Abilene. it ;