Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIII, No. 250
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIEh4DS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron Atsocialed Prm fAP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1954
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Dedication — “
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Dr. Duke K. McCall, one of the foremost leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, is in Abilene Sunday to preach the dedicatory sermon at the First Baptist Church.
The morning service will climax Dedication Week. Taking part in the ceremonies which will preceed Dr. McCall’s sermon will be the pastor. Dr. Elwin Skiles, and three former pastors. Dr, Millard A. Jen-kens. Dr. James L. Sullivan and Dr, Je.sse Morthcutt,
Dr. McCall is president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky,, and is a former president of New Orleans Baptist Seminary,
Son of Judge and Mrs. John W. Call of Memphis, Tenn., he is an honor graduate of Furman University and Southern Seminary with degrees of Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy, He was e.xe-cutive secretary of the executive committee of the Southern Baptist Convention when he was named successor to the late Dr. Ellis Fuller, longtime president of the seminary at Ixiuisville,
Dr. McCall, a member of the board of directors of the Baptist World .\lliance, has traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting mission fields. Last year he was one of six Christian leaders invited by the Air F’orce to preach to troops in Japan and Korea. He has written .several books.
Sunday night First Baptists will conclude Dedication Week with a service in which church ordinances will be observed and
DR. DUKE K. MCCALL . . . dedicatory speaker
new deacons ordained. These are Robert E. Fielder, J. Morey Mill-erman, J. H. Nail, S. C. Herring, Jr., Guy Shaw and Sam Waldrop. Two other deacons, Frank Juncll and F^aul Culp, will be installed.
Open House will be observed at the new church again Sunday from 2 to .5 p.m. with ushers to conduct visitors.
JUST HUGGIN' AND KISSIN'
America, Mexico Celebrale George's Birth at Laredo
By MARTHA COLE
T-.\REDO, Feb. 20 —Grown
men hugged each other on an international bridge today for friend. *hip—amitad.
Then a U.S. Air Force band led the way to United States soil and stepped aside for the armed troops of Mexico to march in our country.
This is the only place—and the only lime, once a year—when the United States permits troops of a foreign country to march on U.S. toil.
But today it was “V’iva Jorge” for George Wa.shington, whose birthday anniversary is Monday. Mexicans Pour Across Bridge Mexico and the United States let down barriers and the Mexican people poured across the bridge. To the Americans it was honor to their first president. To the Mexicans, it was honor to a great liberator whom they rank along with their great liberators. Hidalgo and Juarez.
In their traditional ceremony starting off the annual George Washington celebration along the border, the officials of Laredo gathered at their city hall this morning. Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey was there repre.senting the governor. At 5 minutes to 9, the official party lined up behind a band from the James Connally Air Force Ba.se at Waco and started the march three blocks to the international bridge across the Rio Grande to Mexico.
Over on the other side of the river, the Mexicans lined up too behind the Nuevo Laredo municipal band. At 9 a.m. on the dot the flag of the United States, waving in the north breeze, was on the northern* end of the bridge. The
Red, Green and White of the .Mexican flag fluttered at the other end.
The two countries came together in the middle of the bridge.
Hug of Friendship It was the time of the traditional “abrazo,” the hui of friendship.
First Mayor Hugh Cluck of Laredo embraced Mayor Zaragoza Cuellar of Nevo Laredo.
“We come to reaffirm the friend-Fhip and good will w’hich exists between two great nations, Mexico and the United States,” Mayor Cluck said.
Mayor Cuellar replied in Spanish. “Porque Washington—” he said — “Because Washington was one of the first great liberators.” Acting Governor Ramsey embraced Gov, Jose Vivanco of Nuevo Leon State, Mexico. A U.S. admiral embraced a Mexican general. A U.S. Air Force colonel embraced another Mexican general. Mayor Cluck came back to embrace the mayor of Monterrey, Mex. Ram.sey came back to embrace the representative of the governor of Tamaulipas State, Mexico.
“In homage to Washington and for the eyes of the world to see,
I say ‘Saludos Amigos’,” Ramsey said.
.So Saludos .Amigos — Hello Friends—it was in Laredo today. And Viva Jorge.
The parade came next. Underneath banners slung across the streets depicting George Washington as he appears on the American dollar bill the people of Mexico and America mingled.
Long red, blue and green ribbons —combining the colors of the flags of the two nations—fluttered from the officials’ lapels.
It was amitad abounding.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 <•¥)—A Senate subcommittee hurriedly approved Earl Warren for chief justice of the United States todaj* after the publicizing of unchecked charges against him produced a roar of angry reaction.
President Eisenhower stepped into the row with a statement that W'arren is “one of the finest public servants this country has ever produced.”
The President voluntered his comment at his Palm Springs, Calif, vacation headquarters shortly after a Senate Judiciary subcommittee headed by Sen. Langer (R-ND) voted to recommend con firmation of Warren’s appointment to the nation’s No. 1 judicial post Committee At Odds Langer, who ordered a public re cital of 10 unevaluated accusations against Warren late yesterday was still at odds with members of the subcommittee—this time over whether today’s vote was unanimous.
Langer said Warren's confirmation was recommended “by a majority.’’ He said he had simply voted to send the nomination to the full Judiciary Committee for action. But Sen. Welker (R-Idaho), who attended the closed-door session, said the vote was unanimous.
“I know what I’m talking about,” W'elker snapped.
However, Sen. Eastland (D-Miss), another of the five subcommittee members present today, said later he too had merely voted to send the nomination along to the full committee.
The nomination, which has been hanging fire since Eisenhower sent it to the Senate on Jan. 11, now goes to the full committee, also headed by Langer. The eight Republicans and seven Democrats on the full committee are scheduled ' to act on it Wednesday.
Asked what would happen to the charges read into the subcommittee’s record yesterday Langer said;
“They are all in the file if the full committee wants to do anything with them.”
Warren Accused Among other things, Warren was accused by various critics of following the “.Marxist line,” of appointing dishonest judges when he was governor of California, and of having been under the control of a liquor lobbyist.
The origin of some of the charges began coming to light when part of the transcript of today’s subcommittee meeting w*as read to newsmen by the official reporter.
It showed tha Dep, Atty. Gen. William P. Rogers told the senators that “most of the first four chargc.s” against Warren came from Roderick J. Wilson, who “now is a fugitive from justice.” Rogers called Wilson a fugitive yesterday but later said it was a case of mistaken identities. Today, apparently after another checkup, he reinstated the description and told the subcommittee it was regrettable that “the chief justice can he maligned by a man who is a fugitive from justice of perjury.”
Laughlin Keeps Duval Grand Jurors on Job
Parr on Way Out, Shepperd Asserts
SAN DIEGO, Tex.. Feb. 20 (/P)—Dist. Judge C. Woodrow Laughlin backed the Duval County Grand Jury today against the state attorney general.
Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd said he was not surprised that Laughlin refused to dismiss the grand jury which Shepperd says is bossed hv politico George Parr.
Laughlin ordered the grand jury to stay on the job and hear down harder on its probe--------- -— -
of county financial affairs.
Shepperd charged that I’arr is involved in these affairs and that the grand jury could not be impartial because seven of its members w'cre too closely linked with him.
Parr Not Affected
Parr sat quietly through the proceedings. llie courtroom was full. The 52-year-old millionaire "Duke of D u v a I" sat unemotionally through tahle-pounding oratory by M.J. Raymond of Laredo and Dist. Atty. Raeburn Norris, both representing the grand jury against Shepperd.
I.,aughlin said, “in view of the law have no alternative” but to side
ACC Board To Plan SOIh Anniversary
TEXAS STILL IN RUNNING
PoliHcians Scramble For New Air Academy
Senteriilt Proposes New Teacher Plan
EARLY ARRIVAL FOR ACC I.ECTURESIIIP-Mrs. A. B. Barret of Henderson, Tenn .Is
Shown as she was welcomed to Abilene Saturday afternoon prior to Sunday nieht’s ooen-ing of the 36th annual ACC Bible Lecture series. Greeting Mrs. Barret, the wilow of the ACC founder, are James F. Cox (left), former ACC president and dean* Mrs Charles H Roberson, longtime friend of Mrs. Barret; and J. D. Thomas, lectureship director Mrs’ Barret will be honored Tuesday evening at the annual Preachers-EIders dinner which wili pay tribute to all former ACC presidents and deans and their wives. (Lloyd Jones Photo)
7,000 Expected on 'Hill'
As ACC Lectureship Opens
A record crowd of 7,000 persons is expected to o\erflow the “Hill” this week for the 36th annual Abilene Christian College Bible Lectureship.
All of the city’s hotels and motels are booked solid, and many Abilenians will take lectureship visitors into their homes.
The lectureship annually draw-s the largest gathering of Church of Christ members in the United States,
The five-day series of lectures begins at 7;30 p.m. Sunday
See related stories, page 1-B
coming Dangerous Tendencies, and (2) the appearance of Cline R. Paden, who will report first - hand on the work of the Church of Christ in Italy, currently center of
AUSTIN. Feb. 20 ti?’' —House; Degins at 7;30 p.m. Sunday with Speaker Reuben Senterfitt proposed speakers scheduled in two audito-a teacher pay riase plan in sharp nums simultaneously, conflict with that of Gov. Shivers Dr. Jack P. I.ewis of Covington, and the Texas State Teachers Assn. i Ky.. will appear in the College
j Church of Christ building, speak-11 e'would not say unequivocally j ^««0« “Overcoming Alodernism.” he would push his plan in opposition : At the same time Dr. Frank
to the Shivers-TSTA compromise. i ACC Bible professor and
But he said the Legislature can
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 OB-One of the fiercest political scrambles In years is under way over the permanent location of the proposed new Air Force academy.
Already approved by the Hou.se and expected to clear the Senate this session, the academy will he to the Air Force what West Point Is to the Army and Annapolis to the Navy.
Most backers agree that Congress first must authorize the • academy and then vote some money for it before the .site can be »elected.
Some say privately that the bitter tug-of-war hi’ween most of the •tales and even many locations within states could stymie the project.
Big Pull for Sit*
However, Chairman Salton.stall <R-Mass) of the Senate Armed Services Committee now considering the authorization bill, said: “Right now there is a lot of pulling and hauling. Once the authori-latlon Is through and a site selected I expect all of that to die down.”
“I had even hoped It might be la Massachusetts but I’m afraid all East Coast states are out. We already have West Point and Annapolis In the East.
**I tha air academy prob
ably mui't go to the Middle West, Far West or Southwest.”
Under existing legislation. Secretary of the Air Force Talbott must maW tha decision, after he has nanpad a commission of two Air
Force generals and three civilians to pass on nearly 400 different site applications.
Talbott confided to senators that he had asked President Eisenhower to make the tough decision and quoted the President as replying:
“Not on your life . . . it’s your baby.”
A Verbal Spanking
Talbott got a verbal spanking from Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, Democratic leader, this week after Johnson read press reports that the Air Force .secretary had rejected two Texas sites.
Johnson believes Texas is the only possible site.
Sen. Symington (D-Mo), former secretary of the Air Force, has the same opinion about his state.
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take its choice when Shivers calls it into special session March 15.
Senterfitt attacked the compromise as a plan which eventually would “tear down” the 1949 Gil-mer-Aikln school laws which school people generally fought hard to gain.
He said his proposal would pre-j serve the Gilmer-Alkln program’s, basic principles.
Whatever the state does for i teachers it ought to do for state employees too, Senterfit said. He j also came out for at least a start on a building program for the State School for the Deaf, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, M.D, Anderson Cancer Research Hospital and the University of Texas Dental School at Houston, and the prison system’s Eastham Farm.
Senterfitt, a candidate for governor, offered a plan that would:
1. Give all teachers some raise.
2. Allow local school trustees to use part of any additional state aid to grant merit increases.
3. Allow local trustees to use supervisor and counselor funds to give merit increases to classroom teachers instead of hiring supervisors and counselors.
A Simple Program
“I don’t think the legislature would get bogged down with my simple program,” Senterfitt
of Christ, will discuss “Overcoming Problems in Worship” in Sewell Auditorium, just across the street on the ACC campus.
J. 1). Thomas, lectureship director, said Saturday afternoon that Intere.st in this years program seems to have mounted higher than ever before. He attributed the increased interest to two factors:
(1) The timely theme, “Over-
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controversy between U. S.
^urch of Christ evangelists and the Italian government.
While Thomas predicted as many as 7,000 would participate in some phase of the lectureship, he figured more than 4.000 of these would he from outside AbUene. with Abilene members of the Church of Christ and ACC students and faculty comprising the rest.
Two principal lecture», are on the agenda for 9:30 a m. Monday. Paden’s address on “Italy” will be in the church building, while John H. Banister. Dallas, will analyze “Ways and .Means of Doing Mission Work” in the auditorium.
Daily panel discussions, classes, exhibits and a variety of secular programs will supplement the main lectures throughout the w'eek.
Auto Goes Wild in Anson Courthouse Square; 2 Hurt
-ANSON, Feb. 20 — Two persons were injured and .some $3,000 in damages wrought by a runaway car in the courthouse square here Saturday about 6:15 p. m.
Hospitalized, but not with serious injuries, were Jimmy Martin and •Mrs. Wallace Womack, both of .Anson.
Martin’s car was moving south througli the square’s divided roadway, Sheriff Dave l^es said, when it Jumped a coii*ete Island and hit a pickup truck driven by Mrs. Billie F. Tate, Anson. -Mrs. Womack was riding with Mrs. said Tate in the pickup.
at a press conference. “1 think this would encounter less opposition than the compromise plan.”
The compromise unanimously agreed on a 25-member committee of school people and lawmakers appointed by Shivers and the TSTA, proposes an across-the-board Increase of $402 In the minimum pay seala.
Mrs. Tate’s pickup was hurtled iuto a parked car, bounced off it and crashed Into still another parked auto before It stopped, bent Into a “rainbow shape," the sheriff said.
The first parked car, owned by Sojourner Drilling Co., crashed into the front of Graves and Ne-i vill» Dry Goods but, aomehow
didn't even break a window.
Sheriff Keves estimated damage to the Martin car as $1,000; to the Sojourner as $300, and to the other parked car, owned by Lee Bayless, Anson, as $150.
The pickup was a complete loss, he said.
No one was in the two parked cars.
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Nebraska Embargos Cattle Shipments
LINCOL-N. Neb., Feb. 20 f.fl-Gov. Robert Cro.shy ha.s embargoed the shipping of feeder cattle Into Nebraska from Colorado. California, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma and Kan sas.
He acted after .State Veterinarian Dr. J. L. Gt*orge reported information from Colorado livestock sanitation officers was that cattle “.smuggled” into the state from Mexioo had mange or scab
Election of new offlcer.s and charting of plans for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Abilene Christian College are on the agenda for the annual meeting Monday of the college’s Board of Trustees.
The session will open at 9 a. m. in Room 201 of the Science Building.
President Don H. Morris will deliver his report to the board on the state of the school, its accomplishments in the past year and its current need.s.
His report wdll include Information on enrollment, ACC’s relations with the Southern Association, the Graduate School, Summer School, library needs. Lectureship, financial status of the college and the Development and Alumni Programs.
The Board will elect a committee to make arrangements for activities during 1955-56, the school’s 50th anniversary year. The group will Include representatives from the Board of Trustees, the college faculty, the student body, the alumni, parents of students and various other Interested groups.
Board members will discuss the college’s current needs, which include an lncrea.se in classroom as, at least two units, one for Bible and one for Home Economics; a field house which would serve as a gymna.slum and accommodate large crowds at ¡..ectureship and otlier large gatherings and would include two classrooms; two dormitories, one for women and one for men; increased endowment; and new equipment.
Officers of the board are B Sherrod, Lubbock, president; L. P. Bennett, Hale Center; Hollis Manly, Abilene; R. G. Meggs, Dallas, vice - presidents; and A. C. Scott. Abilene, secretary-lreasurer.
with the grand jury against Shepperd.
Laughlin’s ruling was actually on a bill of exceptions offered by Ray-rnond and Norris. He sustained the bill of exceptions. Thus Shepperd did not have an opportunity to argue in .support of his motion.
Laughlin himself is under fire from 11 South Texas attorneys who charge he has meddled in Duval County investigations and have asked the State Supreme Court to throw him off the bench. The high court has not ruled.
Raymond and Norris argued that Shepperd had abused his power as attorney general and had no legal right to ask the dismi.ssal of the grand jury.
“It’s too late,” Raymond said.
Next Battle in Houston
The next legal fight in the turbulent Duval County situation will come Monday in Houston, where three federal judges will hear a petition by Parr for an injunction against two Texas Rangers he saya want to kill him. Five Freedom Party members opijosing Parr have intervened in the suit, claiming they need protection against Parr but he doesn't need protection against the rangers.
Laughlin, in refusing to dismiss the grand jury charged it to probe even deeper into the affaris of the county and school districts. These affairs are already under state and federal investigation, along with Parr’s finances.
Shepperd said he and hl.s staff had received “a liberal education in the high cost of bossism.”
I pledge that George B. Parr Is on his way out, whether by federal indictment, .state court action or a defeat at the hands of the voters of this area. His days are numbered,” Shepperd said.
The rangers against whom Parr has asked protection are Capt. .Alfred Allee and Joe Bridge. The five political opponents of Parr who have intervened say they have been beaten and hurt economically by Parr and protection by the rangers is necessary.
It was revealed today that Parr is now listed as a deputy sheriff at no salary. A certified list of deputy sheriffs was prepared by County Atty. .A. Garcia Jr. and given the attorney general.
Parr is a former county judge and was sheriff until he resigned in 1952. His nephew Archer Parr was appointed.
Raymond, acting for individual members of the grand jury qualifications only at the time it was impaneled.
He said Shepperd claimed he did not know the Duval County Grand Jury was going to investigate the affairs of the county.
“What caused your honor to charge the grand jury?” Raymond asked Laughlin. “It was the newt the attorney general himself released that an investigation had been going on for more than a year.”
Norris attacked Shepperd’s method of handling his case since he
See LAUGHLIN, Pg. 6-A, Col. f
2d SERIOUS ACCIDENT
Eddie Cockerell Accidentally Shot
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Hard luck for the second time ; in four years hit Edward E <Ed-idle> Cockerell. 44, of 2002 North j First St. Saturday afternoon—this time in the form of an accidental gunshot wound.
Cockerell sulfered what his attending physician described a.s a “seriou.s wound” of the left che.st hut was reported to be “doing vat-i.sfactory” Saturday niglit at Hendrick Memorial Hospital.
Det. Lt. George Sutton quoted Cockerell as saying the accident
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Cockerell, alone at the lime of the accident, was cjuoted as saying he reached for his 30-40 caliber deev rifle which was beside him in the front seat after seeing a bunch of crows along the roadside, 'rhe gun fired with the bullet strik-' Ing Cockerell a glancing blow on j his left chest and then hitting the body post of the 1952 model Bulck automobile.
Cockerell drove on to Hendrick Memorial Hospital, Sutton »aid.
Cockerell was critically Injured on Oct. 90, 1949, In an automobile crash one mile east of McLean on U. S. Highway 86.
Following numerous operations and months In bed. Cockerell was HnaUy abla ta waik e^sla.
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He and Mrs. Cockerell manage the Grande Motel. Cockerell ta tha son of Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Cockerell. 425 Victoria St . and his wtfa la the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Pennington. 3425 South 8#?«