Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 19, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIII, No. 248
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ABILENE, TEXAS,.FR1DAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1954—TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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Rangers Post Picket Line
Outside Parr's Two Banks
FLEES FLAMES—This unidentified woman dashes to safe-
ty in Dallas as flames ballooned in a residence, right, and an abutting tavern. Someone had attempted to save a mattress in the doorway at right. The fire caused an estimated $3,500 damage. Firemen said it was started by children playing with matches.
RED CHINA INVITED
Asia Peace Talks Slated April 26
By DANIEL DE LUCE
BERUN, Feb. 18 i/R—Russia andj the Big Three Western Powers to-; night called for an Asian peace, conference at Geneva on April 26 to attempt to unify war-shattered Korea and end the Indochina re-i bcllion. I
The four foreign ministers concluded théir 25-day talks in Berlin with these historic decisions:
1. Invited 16 nations, including Red China and the rival Korean republics, to Join them In a conference on a Korean political settlement.
2. Agreed thi.s conference in
Westex Solons Protest Italy Church Action
By ELIZABETH CARPENTER Reporter-News Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.—Three W'est Texas congres.smen today set about to draft another protest on the mistreatment of Church Of Christ missionaries in Italy.
The protest will be made to the U. S. Department of State and will prevail upon U. S. officials in Italy to in.sist that Italian officials see that the Church Of Christ missionaries are given the privileges and rights guaranteed American citizens.
The committee of three who will draft the stro.ngly - worded protest will be composed of O. C. Fisher of San Angelo, George Mahon of Colorado City, and Omar Burleson of Anson.
Fisher said the protest will express “grave concern about the occurrences which took place recently in which freedom Of religion was mistreated and church property destroyed.”
Texans decided on this course of action following a lengthy meeting with congressmen from Mississippi. Oklahoma and 'with Joe Chisholm, of Brownfield. business manager of the Church Of Christ orphanage in Italy, and Cline Pa-den, formerly of Lubbock and re-cenUy returned from Italy.
Switzerland also would discuss the Indochina conflict with Red China participating in the talks.
3. Promised to “exchange views” on Big Four disarmament under a resolution of the United Nations dated last Nov. 28.
4. Admitted the Big Four’s inability to agree at this time on unification of divided Germany and granting Austria its independence.
“The possibility emerges of effecting the unification of Korea, in freedom,” U. S. Secretary of State Dulles told the conference in a farewell .speech. i
“There i.s also provided the; chance, if Communist China wants! it, of restoring peace and order in! Indochina to have freedom and' enjoy it in .security.” |
Closes at Noon
The American departed in the presidential plane, the Columbine, after 'the conference closed.
Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, the final day’s chairman, rapped out the adjournment of the Big Four conference at 7 p.m. Berlin time (noon CST).
West Berlin’s Freedom Bell, an American gift, rang at that hour, marking the end of a march to City Hall by some 15,000 anti-Com-munist workers bearing torchlights .silently protesting Molotov’s "nyet” to German hopes for unification. This afternoon, 150,000 East Berliners, including school children, paraded past the Soviet Embassy on Unter den Linden in a Communist mass demonstration.
Rer Army Dug In
Dulles did not hide the tough fact that the Soviet army still is dug in perhaps for many years on the Elbe and Danube Rivers in mid-Europe.
But "The Soviet leaders will surely come to see that freedom is not to be feared,” Dulles said. “I am confident that if these basic realities (human rights) become better understood by the Soviet Union it will bccojne possible to achieve a free and independent Austria', which we promised in j 1943, and a unified Germany which,. we said in 1945, was a purpose of our occupation." ;
Dulles pointed to varied reasons j for hopefulness for the future, de*, spite the bitter quarreling which dominated most of the 27 conference sessicyis totalling 96 hours | and 18 minutes:
Army Orders POW to Trial For Squealing
WASHINGTON. Feb. 18 (4^—The Army today ordered a court-martial trial for the first American soldier charged with informing on his fellow captives and collaborating with his Communist captora in Korea.
He is Cpl. Edward S. Dickenson, the Virginia mountain boy who changed his mind about staying with the Reds and returned to this country after first refusing repatriation.
Meanwhile, the Marine Corps broadened the scope of its investigation into the germ warfare confession case of Col. Frank H. Schwable by naming his copilot and fellow captive, Maj. Roy H. Bley, an interested party in the case. The court of inquiry was called to determine whether Schwable vvas justified by extreme mental and physical torment to break down and sign a false confession.
Also Signed Statement
Bley, a native of Cabool, Mo., has been assigned to the Marine Air Station at El Toro, Calif., since his release from an enemy prison camp last fall. During his captivity he also signed a fictitious statement about bacteriological warfare.
Dickenson is the first Army soldier charged formally with squealing on his fellow prisoners to gain better treatment for himself. The Army is known to have under investigation the cases of other former prisoners who may face similar charges.
Death Sentence Possible
Dickenson is charged with violating the Military Code of Justice and specifically with violating two articles of the code. The first alleges that he gave information to his captors concerning his fellow prisoners and that by so doing he caused other Americans to suffer punishment and hardship.
He also is charged with unlawfully collaborating with the enemy and giving information to him. A conviction on the first charge could result in life imprisonment. The maximum sentence for conviction on the collaboration charge is death.
U.S. Tax Men Ask Records Be Saved
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18 (/P)—Texas Rangers stood guard in front of two South Texas banks tonight after a series of rapid developments in the inquiry into the affairs of political leaaer George Parr and of Duval County.
The developments in the politically-stormy area included:
1. Federal Judge Ben Connally of Houston granted a temporary order Ycstraining the banks from removing their records. Parr is president of the two banks, the San Diego State Bank and the Texas State Bank of Alice.
The order was granted at the request of Internal Revenue agents who had asked the banks be restrained from “destroying. hiding or secreting” records sought in their inquiry.
2. State Auditor C. H. Caveness reported what he called “irregularities in practices, procedures and items” in Duval County records. The records are those of Duval County and the San Diego independent school districts, now under state, federal and county investigation. Caveness delivered his report to A tty. Gen. John Shepnerd, who planned to file copies of it as exhibits in cases pend-i ---------
BATTERED AND BRUISED—This 1953 Chevrolet patrol car, driven by Patrolman Leslie McMasters, 33, was badly damaged when it collided with a 1953 Chevrolet driven by Paul Ray Galloway, 33, of 2049 MonticeUo. Galloway was thrown from his car and seriously injured. The police car was the second patrol car to be put out of service Thursday in a wreck. (Staff rhoto)
WITHIN 90 MINUTES
2 Police Wrecks Leave Man Hurt
U. 8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU
ABILENE AND VICINITY — Windy, dwty and cooler Friday. Conttnued Saturday. High Friday «0. Low Friday night 35. High Saturday 55.
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS - Partly cloudy and becomtng cooler Y’rlday except scattered showers and ItKal thunderstorms In southeast early Friday, Saturday fair and cool.
WEST TEXAS — Clearing and cooler Friday; Saturday ialr and cool except
warmer Panhandle In
EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS - Showers and local thunderstorms and becoming cooler Friday; Saturday fair and cool.
tempe:rature8 Tilt RS. A. M. TIIUR8 P-
50 ............ 1 30 ............
.M) ............ 3 30 75
50 ............ 3:30 77
50 . 4 30 77
52 ............ 5:30 78
51 «30 72
50 ............ 7;30 «8
53 ............ 8 30 04
58 ............ 9 30 03
62 ... ...... 10:30 —
66 . ,....... 11:30 —
68 12:30 —
High anj low temperatures tor 24 hours ended at 6 30: 78 and 46.
High and low temperatures same date last year; «3 and 40.
Sunset last night 6 28 p. ni. Sunrise today 7:18 a. m. Sunset tonight 6 2« p. m.
Barometer reading at 8 30 p. m. 27.88.
Relative humidity at « 30 p. m. 70'4.
11 Prospective Candidates In City Election Approved
By H. DON RODGERS
Six likely candidates for two va-cant City Commi.ssion post.s were selected Thursday afternoon by a 45-man advisory panel of the Abilene Good Government League. At the same time, five names wen suggested for three School Board places that wUl be vacant at the coming city election. None of the names were released.
Members of the panel, headed by James Binion, president of the Good (iovernment League, suggested the names of numerous persons they felt would be “timber” for the offices in the April 6 city election.
The names of the 11 persons who found favor with the 45-man panel will now be turned over to a procurement committee, named Thursday afternoon by Binion,
The procurement committee wlU study the names and “feel out” the prospective candidates to see if they would accept the nomination from the League, and serve If elected In the city election.
The procurement panel, headed
by O. J, Hamilton, will in tuni report back to the advisory committee. The names will then be screened to get five candidates for the five vacated offices—three on the school board and two on the commission.
At a later date, a mass meeting of the entire Good Government League will be held to hear the report and to either ratify or reject bic slate.
Two persons were mentioned in the dl.scussions Thursday afternoon, who were later taken from the li.st of prospective candidates. They were City Commission Floyd Malcom, and School Board member Ollie McMinn, both of whom have already announced that they do not plan to seek re-election.
Offices to be filled 'n the election are: Two City Commission places, now held by Malcom and C. T. Conerly; and three school board posts, occupied by-McMlnn, Mrs. Thomas E. Roberts and Morgan Jonea, Jr.
Members of the procurement coramltleo named Thursday by Bl-
nion include O. J. Hamilton, chairman; the Rev. Sterling Price, Briggs Todd. Nib Shaw. J. G. Hunter. Jr.. Si Addington, Don Wooten, Mrs. Joe James and C G. Whitten.
Abilenians may have a chance to vote for a woman in the City Commission race this year, since at least three women’s names were mentioned in Thursday afternoon’s discussions.
President Binion urged the procurement panel to work rapidly in securing the candidates’ approval so that the advisory panel may proceed w ith plans to present the candidates at a mass meeting
Speed in getting this phase of the job over with is the essence of a successful campaign. Binion said.
The two-hour meeting Thursday, at which more than 35 of the 45 members were in attendance, was •n orderly affair and no outbreaks of temper were In evidence.
However, there was frank and open discussion of the merits of the varloui candidates.
One man was seriously injured Thursday as the Abilene Police Department lost two automobiles, via the collision route, w'ithin a mater of an hour and a half.
Shortly after 12 rioon, Detective Captain Walter B. McDonald, driving a ’53 Chevrolet patrol car, was in collision with a 1950 Chevrolet sedan, driven by Mrs. Phil Ford, 1446 North Fourth St.
The accident occurred at North Second and Beech Sts. Both cars were damaged. No one was injured.
Then, shortly after 1 p.m., an accident occurred at North 21st and Ross Sts.
Patrolman Leslie McMasters, 1801 North Mockingbird Lane, was headed south on Ross St., followed closely by an ambulance from Kiker - Warren Funeral Home.
At the intersection of South 20th and Ross — just one block from the wreck scene to which the car was en route — the patrol car col-lldtid with a 1953 Chevrolet coach driven by Paul Ray Galloway, 33, of 2049 Montlcello St.
Galloway was thrown from his car and landed against a fence on the south side of the street. His car. owned by Preferred Packer Service, ended up on the north side of the street, some distance from the point of impact.
The ambulance following the police car took Galloway to Hendrick Memorial Hospital. He was thought to have been seriously In^ jured, having suffered a serious chest injury and a cut on the back of the head.
McMasters was not thought to be seriously injured. He suffered a bruised arm, but was not hospitalized.
Galloway’s car was going east on South 20th St., at the time of the impact. The two cars met in the center of the intersection.
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Highway Patrolman W. A. Jacobs investigated both accidents. He said that the view at the North 20th St. and Ross intersection was partially obstructed in both directions.
Following the South 20th St. crash, a second Kiker - Warren ambulance was dispatched to the scene of the wreck at South 21st and Ross Sts.
Investigating Officer 3. E. Thompson had not turned in his report on the accident at South 21st and Ross Sts., Capt. Tom Summers said. The report probably will be turned in Friday morning. It was not believed anyone was seriously hurt in that accident.
23 Disloyal Workers Fired
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (^ -The House Appropriations Committee disclosed today the Commerce Department got rid of 132 employes as security rbsks last year and that 23 of the cases Involved “alleged subversion or disloyalty."
This brought to 40 or 41 the num-er of loyalty cases included among the 971 security dismissals which have been listed by five big government departments and unofficially reported from another.
The Eisenhower administration has put the number of 1953 dismissals under the new security program at 2,200. Democrats are demanding a breakdown, complaining that some Republicans give the impression that most of those discharged were Communists or subversives left over from the Truman administration.
'Spreading Gospel Is Goal of Church'
By SHERWYN MCNAIR
The church that Christ builds has a Gospel, a mission, and the power to carry out that mission, Dr. Jesse Northcutt of Fort Worth told a dedication service crowd in the First Baptist Church auditorium Thursday night.
“Our mission is simple,” he said. “It is carrying the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every man and every woman in the world.”
Dr. Northcutt, who was pastor of the church when It initiated the building program resulting in the new auditorium, now is a professor in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
“It is hard to express a joy that is almost Inei-pressible,” he declared, “and that’s the kind of Joy I feel in being in this new cnurch building tonight.”
Waited for First View
The former pastor confided that he delayed getting his first view of the inside of the auditorium until he followed the choir in just before services began. However, he had appeared earlier at a dinner for the Brotherhood in another part of the building.
Admitting that the. members have a right to be proud of the new building, he reminded that “There are many things more important than buildings, and piany things more'important than great numbers of people.”
“Ooe of these things,” he said, “is the spirit of the church,
“There must be an infilling of power by the Divine Spirit of God.”
In summing up his message he said that the Gospel centers in Jesus Christ; the mission is evangelism; and the leader that provides the power is the Holy Spirit.
‘Across the Street’
The Rev. Harlle Woolard. pastor of the First Christian Church, gave the Invocation.
In Introducing him. Dr. Elwin Skiles. First Baptist pastor, re
minded that the Rev. Woolard is pastor of the church on the "opposite street corner.”
“Brother Woolard has been pastor there nine years, and he has seen four different mini.slers as pastor of our church,” Dr. Skiles said.
Several hundred visitors, many See BAPTISTS, Pg. 3-A, Col. 2
ing in 79th district court here tomorow.
3. Parr retained a famous New York attorney, Arthur Garfield Hays, to represent him In his court fight against two Texas rangers. Hays, who is counsel for the American Civil liberties union, was en route to Corpus Christ! by air.
Farr says that Ranger Capt. Alfred .Mlee and Ranger Joe Bridge threatened his life and has filed a petition seeking to keep them from attacking him. The two rangers have been stationed here since 1952.
Records Apparently Ruined Connally set Feb. 26 for a hearing on the Internal revenue petition and said in his temporary re-' straining order: i
"It appears to the court that the defendants, the officers, directors and employes have destroyed, removed or secreted and continue to destroy, remove and secret evidence of violation of laws of the United States relating to the Internal Revenue bureau causing immediate and Irreparable lo.ss, damage and Injury to the government.” Deputy U. S. Marshall C. C. Sylvester left Houston to serve sub-poneas on these persons;
At San Diego Bank: — Chris Hinojosa Jr., G. C, Palacios. Parr and A. E. Garcia.
At the Alice Bank - Parr, Mrs. A. Parr and B. F. Donald Jr..
Connally’s order said that further delay might cause further destruction, removing and secreting of the bank records.
Rangers Stand Guard Three Rangers were posted at the San Diego bank while at Alice. Ranger W'alter Russell stood guard at the front door while Ranger Ben Krug sat In a car opposite the side entrance of the bank.
Caveness recalled the re.sults of his examination of records an “Incomplete” audit and told Shep-perd: “We did not receive
much co-operation from some of the Duval County officials.”
The state auditor reported he found these irregularities:
1. Payroll advances with no re-
S*e DUVAL, Pg. 3-A, Col. 3
Knight Heads Panel to Weld Hew Oil Union
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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16 m~ Delegates from 31 oU unions ended today five days of struggling to form an industry - wide bargaining organization. Their efforts were termed a “milestone in the hi.story of American trade unionism.”
Jack Knight was named chairman of a committee to call a constitutional convention in late August.
"We’re mighty proud of what we’ve done here. We think it’s a milestone in the hlsto^ of American trade unionism," Knight said.
Knight heads the International Oil Workers Union which has exerted influence over the meetings of 31 unions representing 212,400 workers who were trying to amalgamate Into a representative body for locals throughout the United States and Canada.
Approve New Union
'Thl.s is the situation as the convention closed:
The 149 delegates approved a constitution calling for formation of the International OU and Chemical Workers Union. It wiU have a president, to receive a salary of $12,(KM) a year (the same as Knight now receives as head of the CIO, Oil Workers) a vice-president and' a secretary-treasurer.
The proposed contltution calls for monthly payments to the international union of $1.35 per member from local union dues to be fixed with a maximum of $5 and no minimum; the international cannot levy a »pedal assessment.
No Deadline Set
The constitution wUl be offered to membership of the 31 unions participating today and will be either ratified or rejected as a whole. There is no item veto.
After the vote, the union will notify the interim or ratifying committee. No deadline is set for ratification but there were Uidications the committee w’ould fix July 1 as the last date for accepting ratifications.
The interim committee wUl then form plans for the convention where officers will be elected and the union put into operation.
OUTDISTANCES PASTORS—George S. Anderson, second from left, greets three of his former pastors at First Baptist Church. Anderson was on hand at the church when Dr. Millard A. Jenkens, left, came as pastor in 1915, when Dr. Jesse Northcutt, right, came in 1948. In 1951, he greeted Dr. James L. Sullivan, center. Dr. Elwin L. Skiles, standing, right, came in 1953. (Staff Photo)