Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas
MDBMNG'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIErJDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron
VOL. LXXIII, No. 242
Associated Press (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13, 1954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY lOe
U. S. Preacher
LEGHORN, ITALY, Feb. 12 the American leaders of the church Police drove worshippers out of, understood they could go ahead the American-led Church of Christ ^ with services.
here tonight, took the minister a-! While hymns were being sung in
Won't Cause Drop-Wilson
Reds Blast Austria's
way under arrest, and seized a -camera full of photographs of their actions.
J L.V. Pfiefer of Abilene, a missionary in Leghorn, tried to take pictures of today’s incident but his film was taken away.
The latest move in a long dispute between the largely Texas-
the church’s little rented hall to-
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (^—Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson said
n «ni tonight “there is no reason to fear"
night, the police commissioner en-j nation’s shift from its Ko-
tered with three plain clothes detectives.
“All Italian worshippers were forced to leave the hall,’’ said Wyn-dal Hudson of Seagraves, Tex., the minister.
“Several Americans in the hall
that the nation’s shift from its Ko rean War footing to peace will lead to depression.
“I have no patience with the people who seem to think that blood spilling and jobs are synonymous,” he declared.
In an address prepared for the 68th annual Lincoln Dinner of the National Republican Club, Wilson
Supported Protestant church and were ordered out but refused to go.
Italian authorities came as a sur- Police took us by the arms, but prise at night religious services; the commissioner told them we!
after the drsagreement seemed to should be le/t alone. After that vve; equipment makes
have been cleared up. | were not disturbed. We bepn to^..„^ contribution to real pros-
Several hours earlier, at a con- i sing hymns again, while the dc-!
ference between the church’s I-talian attorney and Leghorn police commissioner Alfredo Canto,
REV. JOHN DUESMAN . . . to move to Sherman
Aide Elevated To Catholic Pastorate Here
“Whatever we put into defense we take out of our standard of
■•The police commissioner did not >«i aaW- "All the energy.
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tectives looked on.
“Then our Italian minister. Lido Petrini, began to lead prayer.
interfere with him, but said if he did not stop he would be arrested when he left the building. We continued with the service.
“When it was over, police took Petrini into custody and took him away. We learned an hour later that he had been released, but ordered to appear tomorrow to face a hearing on some charges.
“We’ll open again tomorrow night for services. “If they want to stop us it will have to be by force.”
Groups Asking Tax Exemption Will Be Probed
goods means less effort and fewer resources than can be devoted to civilian goods.”
Blames Communists Wilson said the Communist world’s failure to demobilize after World War II had made it essential for this country to “maintain a major defense program”—and it is doing so.
This is the Defense Department’s main job, he said. But in “building increasing military strength,” care aslo must be taken, he said, to conserve the nation’s economic resources.
“There are those who contend that we cannot do both at the same time,” Wilson said. “We refuse to accept this defeatist attitude. We I are making progress in .achieving I both of these objectives.”
Wilson said he didn’t “go along with the thinking of those w'ho believe that the only way we can keep everybody employed is by loosely spending a tremendous percentage of our resources in production of war goods.
Why Fear Peace?
“Some act like they believe that we must have either war or un-
WASHINGTON LPi—President Eisenhower today authorized a House committee to examine tax returns filed by charitable, educational, scientific, religious and other organizations claiming exemption ¿mpioymenT
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The Rev. William J. McCoey of Dallas will replace the Rev. John B. Duesman as pastor of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Bishop Thomas Gorman of the Diocese of Dallas and Fort Worth announced the appointment Friday. It is effective Feb. 26,
The Rev. Duesman is to go to .Saint Mary’s Church in Sherman.
Twenty changes were made throughout the diocese.
Chairman Reece (R-Tenn> of a special committee investigating tax-exempt foundations. By law’, the Treasuiy must keep tax returns secret unless the President authorizes their disclosure.
The authorization covers returns filed for the years 1950 to* 1953, inclusive, and expires Jan. 3, 19.55.
Organizations claiming tax ex-
apparent prosperity and full employment to depression and widespread unemployment.
“None should be so foolish as to think that a sound road to higher living standards is one built on military spending.”
The dinner in the grand ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel,
emption must still make returns | 800 advance reservation
listing the amounts and kinds of i guests, marked the 100th anniver-income and expenses and informa-! sary of the Repbullcan party, tion relating to their qualifications it also came on Abraham Lin-for tax exemption. ; coin’s birthday.
The House committee has con-1 President Eisenhower sent his cemed Itself chiefly with orgamza-j “warmest greetings” in a letter.
Presently assistant pastor of the tions whlcn are operating business read to the audience by Charles
Sacred Heart Cathedral in Dallas, the Rev. McCoey has been ordained about eight years.
Most of that time has been spent In Dallas, where he was administrator of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
During the six years that the Rev. Duesman has been with the local church, the average Sunday Mass attendance has increased three times over the former attendance.
Born In Sterling, Okla., Feb. 16, 1911, the Rev. Duesman was educated at Sacred Heart School in Muen.ster and St. Thomas School In Pilot Point. He was graduated from Pilot Point High School In 1927.
He spent two years in Quincy College, Quincy, III., and had a year at St. Louis Preparatory Seminary in Webster Groves, Mo.
In 1934 he entered Saint John’s Seminary in San Antonio, where he completed studies for the priesthood.
Ordained in 1939, the Rev. Duesman served a short time as assistant at Immaculate Conception Church in Tyler. After acting as as.slstant of the Saint Rita’s Church in Ranger, he was appointed pastor there in 1944.
He served in Ranger until he was transferred to Abilene in fall of 1947.
enterprises while claiming tax ex-1 h. Tuttle, club president. Elsen-
It held a series of hearings last year. Further hearings are expected to follow its examination of the tax retui us.
Awarded C-C Plaque
GEORGETOWN (A1—Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd was awarded a plaque here today in recognition of his five years’ work with the East Texas Chamber of Commerce.
“In maintaining the vigor of our party the enthusiasm of your members has long played an Important role. So long as this enthusiasm endures, the party of Abraham Lincoln is certain to take a vital part In the affairs of our nation.” Messages from New York’s Gov. Thomas E. Dewey and Republican National Chairman Leonard Hall also were read.
Only Chance for Pact
NO TICKET FOR JOF^Scn. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis) shakes hands with Dallas Traffic Patrolman H. J. Webb after the officer held a parking place for the car that carried the senator to a press conference. McCarthy addressed a $100-a-plate GOP fund raising dinner in Dallas.
Dream of Freedom
BERLIN, Feb. 12 (/P)—Soviet Russia refused tonight to free Austria. It blasted the last chance for European settlement at the Big Four conference.
Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov knocked out Austrian hopes of independence in the foreseeable future with these new demands:
1. Soviet troops must remain in Austria as long as Germany is divided between East and West.
2. Even a so-called independence treaty for Austria must depend on banning the key Adriatic seaport of Trie.ste now in American and British hands from use as a Western military base.
The Russian demands, hidden behind the preamble of a resolution piously proposing the completion of an Austrian treaty within three months, appalled the Western ministers.
U.S. Secretary of State Dul es exclaimed the Molotov proposal “gives me a cold chill.” A British spokesman called it
Demos Blast GOP Attacks As 'Traitorous'
Nation's Heritage Lauded at Haskell
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 LD — Democrats struck up an angry chorus of complaints today that
By ED WISHCAMPER Reporter-News Managing Editor HASKELL, Feb. 12 — It’s a time
the GOP still is trying to brand in history when Americans should them traitors and Communists In'be proud of their heritage, Presi-spite of President Eisenhow’er’s | dent Evan A. Reiff of Hardin-Sim-bid to Republicans to tone down mons University declared at the their ¿kttdiCks. ' llfiiskell Cliflrnber^jpif Coinxttcce uisti-
House Democrats took the floof jAfrican Diison-ia kWu-to «» out
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phasized that there “were only 21 — of the thousands that were in the Rep. Rabaut (D-Mich) came up j comunists’ hands.
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with a demand that Eisenhower “put some teeth into his words”
Challenge To All
Those who withstood the torture
by firing Republican National jhe enemy In Korea to come Chairman I^eonard W. Hall for his back to their native land “should
Big Spring Medal Winner Is Civilian
BIG SPRING, Feb. 12. — Big i enemy - heldf position on Oct. 27,
Spring’s Medal of Honor winner, j 1952, in Korea,
r- m. i He was cited for leading a
George O Bnen, has shed his W«* ¡ charge through a haU of fire across
rine uniform and returned to hisjp^posed ground. He was shot former job as a geologist for Cos- through the arm and thrown to the
“part in this plot to brand millions of Americans as traitors.”
Protests Attacks Protesting against what he termed “non-American” attacks on his party. Asst. Democratic Leader McCormack of Massachusetts declared that:
be a challenge to us who live in these quiet cities to be equally proud of our nation.”
Speaking on Lincoln's birthday, the Abilene educator said it was a good time to take stock of our nation and its heritage.
He traced America’s history from the colonists landing at Ply-
“Accusing another party of, ...7
treason . . . goes far beyond im-| mouth Rock, through the hardships morality. Over and above our par- of Valley Forge and dow'n to the
ty politics, we are all loyal Americans.”
present day. All, he said, are part of a heritage of which Americans
light of the chamber’s annual banquet, at which the 1954 officers and directors were presented. The dinner was held at the Haskell Ele-mentery school, with 275 attending.
Postmaster Harold Spain, outgoing president, in
troduced Cart Wheatlify, oil le^aae broker, who is the. nej^ pres Went. Wheatley introduced officers and directors who will serve with him.
Jetty V. Clare, newspaper publisher, first vice president; William Holter, department store manager, second vice president, and Cecil Gregory, grocer, treasurer. John A. Couch continues as director of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce.
New directors are A. C. Pierson, Buford Cox. Myron Biard, Charles E. Smith, John Kimbrough, Ed F. Fouts, Carl J. Anderson. C. O. Holt. Alfred Turnbow, Lee Whittington, and Robert Sego.
Lyn Phillips, Abilene district manager of Gulf Oil Corp., presented Spain a certificate honoring Haskell for its part in OU Progress Week last October. The certificate was from the American Petroleum Institute.
an attempt to perpetuate Russian occupation after a mock restoration of Austria’s independence.
French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, today’s chairman, asserted the Russians were trying to turn Uie clock back in Austria to 1945.
Dules Must Return SignificanUy, Dulles then announced he could “not remain indefinitely in Berlin,” but must get back to Washington next week to report to President Eisenhower and Congress before attending the Inter-American Conference opening at Caracas, Venezuela on March 1.
On the American’s suggestion, the Big Four set up a committee to schedule the order of discussions in the few days remaining and to set a tentative adjournment date.
Only a glimmer of hope remained that some ground might be gained toward setUement of Asian Issues, including the breaking of the deadlock on a Korean peace conference.
Gloom In Austria Grim silence reigned tonight at the West Berlin headquarters of Austrian Foreign Minister l.«opold Figl, who pleaded at the ministers’ table today for his country's free-doxn.-ln A\istrla, the reaction was dne 01 deep gloom.
A dlplomaUe source disclosed Dulles, Bidault and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden tomorrow will offer Russia a new guarantee—a written pledge that Germany, as a member of the proposed European Defense Community, never would be permitted to engage in any aggression against the Soviet Union.
Western diplomats regarded it as a hopeless, but necessary gesture. None expect Molotov to waver from his granite iaalstence
South Quits, Joins Union For Birthday
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 —
North and South joined hands today In honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln.
For the first time in history, a representative of the Sons of the Confederacy placed a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial as part of the ceremony marking the 145th birthday of the nation’s 16th President,
“We decided 90 years was long enough to hold a grudge,” said the wreath - layer, Col. John Virden.
“It’s time old wounds wera heulfcd,” said Gen. Ulysses S.
Grant, 3d, grandson of the general I who led the Union forces to vlo
tory over the Confederates nearly a century ago.
Ike Lends Hand President Elsenhower lent a hand to the ceremony as he placed a gigantic wreath of red, white and blue carnations at tha base of the celebrated Lincoln statue.
Immediately after the ceremony, Elsenhower took off for a vacation
trip to Georgia. Me paused Jong
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enough to offer what appesred to be a prayer In commemoration of Lincoln.
."iMi"- "« I The President stood hara-headed
klUlng off I for a minute in the biting Febru-
the North wind as his naval and military
latlon as conditions for unifying saluted the statue.
Virden was the center of attrae-
zatlon as conditions for unifying Germany.
Even then, according to Molotov, Germany must be “neutralized” and held under strong Communist influence. He rejected all Western pleas to allow Germany to unite by free election.
Rep. Price (D-Ill) jumped in should be proud, with a charge that Republican common folk, too, are
“blabbermouths” are using Abra-jp^j.^ ^1,3^ heritage.” Dr. Reiff ham Lincoln’s birthday as “an ex-^ declared. “Those remembered only cuse to leave the impression that tombstones, or whose names
are perhaps Illegible there — those
Democratic administrations for, are pt-maps the past 20 years have been guilty; made .America.”
of treason.” Nation Responsible
den Petroleum Corp. here.
ground, but he regained his feet
O’Brien, then a lieutenant in the 1 and waved his men onward. Marine Corps, was awarded the! Though thrice struck down by Congressional Medal of Honor for ’ hand grenades, O’Brien continued
disregarding his own wounds and leading his platoon in capturing an
AUTO OUT OF CONTROL
Breckenridge Man Killed in Front Yard
BRECKENRIDGE, Feb. 12 (RNS) — Roy C. Cox, 63. of Breck-•nridge, was killed at 2 p. m. Friday when struck by a car while working in the yard at the home of a step-son one rnlle east of here on U. S. Highway 180.
He was pronounced dead on arrival at Stephens County Memorial Hospital.
Mrs, S. K. Eller. 66. of Olney, driver of the car, was taken to the hospital, where she was under treatment for shock. She was en route to Breckenridge to visit her aon. R. B. Eller, when the accident occurred.
Mrs. Eller was traveling west when the car she was driving hit some loose gravel where the road-
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way is under construction, went out of control and swerved south across the highway into the yard, Sneriff Tom Offield said.
Cox was in the yard loading some rock into the back of a pickup truck when he was struck by the automobile, the sheriff said. He was dragged about 125 feet by the car.
Mr. Cox was born Aug. 7. 1891, in Tarrant County. He had been a resident of Breckenridge for the past three years and had lived in Midland 20 years before moving here. He was a rock mason and carpenter.
Survivors include his wife: * step-son. Johnny Davis of near Breckenridge where the accident occurred; three sons, H. O. Cox of Quitman, Ga., James I). Cox of Bedford, Ore., and Roy M, Cox of Midland; one daughter, Mrs. M. R. Lewis of tvevelland; 10 grandchildren; two brothers. Bill Cox and Lemuel Cox. both of Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hawkins and Mrs. Bersie Ludwick, both of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Loal Hopkinson of Fort Worth.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Satterwhlte Funeral Home.
to lead his men for nearly four hours In taking the enemy position.
He received the medal Nov. 27 in Washington, D. C., from President Eisenhower. O’Brien was honored here on his return home Aug. 28 at a ceremony at Webb Air Force Ba.se and a ride down Big Spring’s main street before hundreds of spectators.
Rf». ntPSRTMENT OF COMMERCE M’EATIIKR Bl’REAl'
ABILENE AND VICINrTY - Partly cloudy, warmer today, tonight and Sunday. Maximum temperature« Sattu'day 85, wUh minimum temperature« for tonight 40-45. High Sunday will be In the low 70’«.
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cloudy and warmer Saturday; Sunday. mo«Uy cloudy and mild; widely acatterwd shower« In «outheest Sundey.
WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy and mild Saturday. Sunday, considerable cloudl-neis. turning colder In Panhandle In after-noon.
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Rep. Hollfield out that attacks on the personal integrity of persons in either party was "sinking below political partisanship into the rat sewers.” Risks All Demos Rep. Sikes (D-Fla) joined in with a conclusion that to some high Republican officials a “security risk” is “any Democrat holding a government job.”
The Senate Republican leader. Sen. Knowland of California, took his place today beside Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon in calling for a more moderate approach in Republican criticism of the opposition party. On patriotism and devotion to public duty, Knowland told newsmen, “You can’t draw a party line.”
The speaker of the House, Rep. Martin (R-Mass), told a re|>orter “There’s a reasonable course that has to be pursued” even though “the Held must be kept clear for honest criticism and facts.”
Naed Demos Vote Both Know'Iand and Martin, as much as the President himself, are up against the hard reality that Democratic voles are needed to get much of the administration's legislative program through a closely divided Congress.
But also like the President, they have little control over party orators who refu.se to ease up on pounding the Democrats. Knowland said he didn’t expect any great “downhold” on political speeches from the GOP.
Nixon took the Eisenhower line against ”indiscrimlnate” attacks on the Democrats on the Red issue In a speech last night at New Haven. Conn. It must be remembered. he said, that “Millions of Democrats were just as fed up with Trumanism as we were in 1952.”
At the same time, Nixon the Democrats threw time victories at the tablf.
Striking at critics who sav that America is crude and soft, he said the nation is rising “to take responsibilities in the world that could fall only to a country both young and mature.”
Dr. Reiff urged his listeners to be proud of businesses and industries that suport the tax structures, schools and churches of the land.
Dr. Reiff viewed the future with confidence in the assurance that “our children will earn their heritage.”
“What should we say to our young people.” he asked. “We say, be yourselves. You cannot be like us, you cannot be of the past, so be yourselves. But I would add, be your best selves. In dedication to the great cau.ses of life and our land.” , .
Dr. Reiff’i address was the high-
SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS
Sunday is Cupid’s very special day and The Reporter-News will pay just tribute to that very important person with an extra-special Valentine presentation in the Woman’s Section. . . .
Sunday is also the day Abilene’s largest auditorium, and one of the largest church auditoriums in the state,
tion as 1,000 windsvpept apectator* gathered In the cold February morning to witness the ceremony. Dixie Flags Included Walking a pace behind Grant, Virden went up the long marble stairway and placed his wreath of magnolia and jasmine leaves at the front of the memorial. Nestled among the wreaths were two rolfl-lature Confederate flags.
A native of Seminole, Okla., tlw colonel is a grandson of Hinderson Virden of the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry. Hinderson Virden rose from private to colonel Ir Jefferinn Davis’ forces.
Abilenian's Brother Slabi in Fort Worth
A verdict of murder has been rendered in the death of Hall Bryan Ray. 57. of Fort Worth, brother of John B. Ray, 1042 Elmwood Dr., whose body was found in a shallow creek at Fort Worth about 8:45 a.m. -Saturday.
Ray, a World War I veteran, had been working for Convair at Fort Worth since 1942. He had previously lived at Brownwood.
The Associated Press reported that Ray had 1100 with him last night. Only $6 was in a billfold found near his body.
The verdict of murder was rendered by White Settlement Justice N. M. Nicholson.
Funeral will be conducted in
said i Brownwood at 3 p.m. Saturday,
away war-1 Burial will be In a Brownwood
conference cemetery under the direction of
Landon-Burton Funeral Home.
will be opened. The Sunday Reporter-News will present pictures and descriptions of this sanctuary, the First Baptist Church building, and a report on the week-long
dedication ceremony which will officially open it.
Baptists, especially, will want to order extra copies of the Sunday paper to send to friends and former members of the congregation. , . , ,
The complete news picture—local, state, national, sp^ts, oil, farm and society—will be presented readers of The Reporter-News in the big Sunday edition.
Southerly Wind To Gain Strength
Temperatures In Abilene and area will be pleasantly warm during the week end, but a strong southerly wind is supposed to pick up strength Saturday.
Weather bureau reports said that the air hasn’t been over the Gulf of Mexico long enough to gain any moisture, however.
High temperatures for Saturday wiU be 65. and high Sunday will be In the low 70's.
RiiFFALO BULL—Speaking of a large down payment, C. C. Acor (right), Colorado and BUffALU iniHal nnvi»mpnt for a new automobile.
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At left is Ivan Spraft, Cheyenne, Wyo„ dealer, who said the bull could be sold to e lOo
for^llSO to Í250. Í