Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXni, No. 251
Atsociated Press (AP)
'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'' — Byron
TEXAS, MONDAY MORNINGriiSuAirY^
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
GIFT FROM THE “WOLFHOUNDS’» — M-Sgt Guy Morgan, of Marion, N. C., on behalf of the U. S. 25th Division, ties a “Wolfhound” scarf around Marilyn Monroe’s neck after one of her shows in Korea. Other members of the division, known as the “Wolfhounds,” look on at the smiling movie star.
AT ACC LECTURESHIPS
Italian Evangelist Will Speak Today
Cline R. Paden. evangelist from Rome, Italy, will highlight the second day of the 36th annual Abilene Christian College Bible Lectureship when he speaks at 9:30 a.m. in the College Church of Christ auditorium on the work of the churche.s of Christ in Italy, recurrent friction spot.
Paden and several other Texas evangelists have met considerable opposition from Italian officials since the work was opened in 1949 by Paden, following his 1947 graduation from .ACC.
vSince that time about 25 congregations throughout Italy and an orphans’ home in Frascati, near Rome, have been established. Pa-den’s lecture will be repeated Tuesday morning in Sewell Auditorium.
“Ways and Means of Doing Mission Work” wUl be discussed by John H. Banister of Dallas in Sewell Auditorium, Simultaneously with Paden’s .speech. Banister is the preacher for the Skillman Avenue Church of Christ in Dallas. He has appeared on previous lectureships.
Two panel discussions will be held simultaneously at 11 a.m. in Sewell Auditorium and the College church auditorium. “Teaching the Bible in Connection with State Schools” and “The Use of Audio-Visual Aids” will be the topics of the four-member panels.
Opening the afternoon session, J. T. Marlin, preacher for the Church of Christ in Sweetwater, will show' a film at 1 p.m. in Sewell Auditorium on the Holy Land. At 2 p.m. in the auditorium Paul Southern, head of the ACC Bible department, will preside over the first lectures on “Opportunities In New Fields" with George Gurganus of Searcy, Ark., as the main speaker. His subject will be “Japan and the Far East.” Classes will be held at 8 a.m.,
2 p.m. and 3;30 p.m. in classrooms all over the ACC campus.
At 5 p.m. in Sewell Auditorium the ACC Wildcat Band will perform under the direction of Douglas E. Fry, assistant profes.sor of music, as the first of several secular programs to be presented during the five-day lecture week.
Three main lectures will be given simultaneously for the first time at 7:30 p.m. .Monday. A 20-mlnute address on different phases of mission work will be given prior to the 40-mlnute principal lecture.
In Sewell Auditorium. Glenn L. Wallace, preacher for the College Church of Christ in Abilene, will speak on "Overcoming Dangers in the W'ork of an Evangelist,” one of the eight pha.ses of the 1954 Lectureship theme, “Overcoming Dangerous Tendencies.” Owen Aiken of Paris, France, will give a report of the work of the Churches of Christ in France.
CLINE R. PADEN . . . highlights program
“Overcoming Eldership Problems” will be the main lecture in the church building. Dr. John G. Young, a Dallas pediatrician and pre.sident of the Dallas Child Guidance Clinic for two year.s, will deliver the main lecture and John B. White of Lubbock will speak on “Working with Orphan Children.”
Paul Southern, head of the .ACC Bible department, will speak on “Overcoming Professionalism in the Ministry” in Bennett Gymnasium. Southern is the preacher for the 14th and Vine Sts., Church of Christ in Abilene. John T. Hardin. from Post Elizabeth, Union of South Africa, will give a report on all the work of the Church of Christ in Africa preceding Southern’s lecture.
Tuesday night the three lecturers will switch auditoriums and deliver the same speech to different audiences.
3 GOPers WanI Pressure Eased On France EDC
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (^—
Three Republican congressional leaders indicated willingness today to ease the pressure on France for a European army decision until after the April Geneva conference on Asiatic problems.
Secretary of State Dulles has been pushing for French ratification of the European Defense Community treaties but Senators Ferguson íR-.Mich), Wiley’ (R-Wis) and Saltonstall (R-Mass) said in separate interviews they doubt such action will be forthcoming immediately.
Dulles May Decide The issue is likely to be checked to Dulles when he meets with congressional leaders of both parlies Monday to report on the Berlin Big-Four conference. At Berlin the decision was made to talk over the prospects for a Far Eastern peace at Geneva, beginning April 26.
Some French leaders have indicated they believe any action on the European army proposai, which Russia has been trying to kill, would reduce chances for an agreement at Geneva to end the Indochina War,
On the other hand, Dulles has told the French that unless they agree to an Integrated W’estern European army, the United States may be forced to make an “agonizing reappraisal" of its policies in Europe. This was generally interpreted in France as a threat to withdraw financial aid and American troops.
Wait on Conference Wiley, who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he believes that as a practical matter Congress will want to await results of the Geneva conference before it acts on the foreign aid program.
British Trap Mau Mau In Savage Kenya Fight
2,500 HEAR McCALL
Baptists Climax Church Dedication
The First Baptist Church was overflowed again Sunday morning as church members formally dedicated their new' .sanctuary to Christian worship and endeavor.
Three former pastors joined Dr. Elw’in Skiles, pastor, in leading the congregation in the litany of dedication. Dr. Jesse Northcutf of P’ort Worth and Dr. James L. Sullivan of Nashville, Tenn.. helped lead the responsive reading. Dr. Millard A. Jenkens of Abilene led the dedicatory prayer.
Dr. Duke K. McCall, pre.sident of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Ky., preached the dedicatory sermon.
Regular seating capacity of the building was overflowed and auxiliary seals were set up in every available space to seat the crowd of 2,.506, Melvin Stoker, head usher, reported.
Dr. McCall told the audience of a plaque on an old Enblish church, one built in 1653 by Robert Shirley, praising him for building for God in an era when spirituality was in a decline, praising him for “doing the best of things in the worst of times.”
Such was the action of the Abilene congregation. Dr. McCall said, “in the midst of wars and rumors of wars, then thoughts were not centered on things spiritual, you ‘purposed to do the best of things In the worst of times.’
“I thank God for this vision of yours. This church is evidence of your personal dedication. You
never would have dreamed this dream, much less executed it, but for your personal dedication to Christ,’’ he said,
“The very evidence of all you have done is but proof you should be held re.si)ousible for what happens in this community You
have the power to transform every area of life in this community.” Dr, McCall told of visits he made to Bethlehem, where he felt no sense of spiritual uplift because of commercialization and disturbing influences, and to Nazareth where in a small, unpretentious building archeologists say w'as the old synagogue he was strongly impressed “because I knew Jesus went there regularly.’’
“I don't know where in this city (of Abilene) you will meet Jesus, but one thing I believe — you can
meet Him here in this building____
The one thing which will transform this building will be the Pre.sence of the Son of God.” he said.
“You will never be Christ’s church without the presence of
Jesus Christ You w'ill never be
a church unless Jesus Christ who is head of the church is here to guide The church is not a democracy; it is a theocracy with Jesus as head,” he said. “The job of the church is to carry out the purpo.se of God.”
Final service of Dedication Week at the new church was Sunday night when ordinances were observed and new deacons ordained.
Terrorists Suffer Heavy Casualties
NAIROBI, Kenya. Feb. 21 (/P)—British troops, police, and Kikuyu home guards have killed 80 anti-white Mau Mau terrorists up to noon today in a battle that started yesterday near Fort Hall, 45 miles northeast of Nairobi.
Mau Mau losses since Thursday were put at 119 dead, 40 wounded, and 12 captured. Among those killed was the Mau Mau recruiting officer for the Nairobi area.
Gen, Sir George lYskine, the British commander, returned to Nairobi today from the battle area. He said the security forces plan to cut off hundreds of Mau Mau trying to take refuge in Aherdare forest, 10 miles from the fighting scene.
The fighting started yesterday when the security forces caught up with members of a gang which lost 39 killed in an attack on a police station ---------------------------------
ALL BROKEN UP — Two-year-(ild Dickie Rice and hi.s dog. Skipper, of Wichita Falls. Tex., are sporting casts with broken legs. Dickie complained of hi.s leg hurting and an examination showed it was broken, possibly from a fall. Skipper’s leg was broken about a week earlier, probably from a kick.
AFTER FAMOUS BATTLE
Iwo Jima Island Now Lonely U.S. Oulposf for Air Force
Col. Dean, in hi.s unusual position as chief of the semitropical island, runs the housekeeping group that keeps the field operating and checks the weather.
Iwo i.s a haven with gasoline pumps for planes that are disabled or run short of fuel on flights to other Pacific points.
The airmen here feel a close kinship to the Marines who wrested the island from its fanatical a month-long bloody
ACC LECTURESHIP PROGRAM
9:30 a.m. Auditorium 9.30 a.m. Church 11 a.m. Auditorium 11 a.m. Church 7:30 p.m. Auditorium
“Ways and Means of Doing Mission Work” ....
John H. Banister
“Italy” ...........................Cline R. Paden
Panel: “Teaching the Bible in Connection with State Schools.”
Panel: “The Use of Audio-Visual Aids.”
"France” .........................Owen Aiken
“Overcoming Dangers in Work
of Evangelist” ....................Glenn L. Wallace
7:30 p m. “Working With Orphan Children” John B. White
Church “Overcoming Eldership Problems”.Dr. John G. Young
7;30 p.m. “Africa” .........................John T. Hardin
Gymnasium “Overcoming Professionalism
Dr. Paul Southern
famous flag rai.sing. A tattered ' directly responsible.’
Editor’s Note: On Feb. 23, 1945,
U. S. Marines raised the Stars and Stripes on Mount Surabachi during the fight for Iwo Jima.
The fight cost the lives of 23,000 Japanese defenders and 4,503 attacking Marines. Another 16,-000 Marines were wounded. Today, nine years later, here is a look at the island.
By JIM BECKER IWO JIMA, Feb. 23 — This
tiny, waterless rock, scene of one j defenders in
of the most brutal, close-quarter struggle.
battles in history, toc^y is a lonely They keep watch over the Amer-outpost for 300 Air Force officers ican flag that flies 24 hours a day
and men. over Mt. Surabachi, scene of the
These men are so isolated that they heard about the Korean truce through letters from home.
They send their laundry 700 miles to Japan by air (sample price, shirt, cotton. 14 cents).
A barber is flown in occasionally to cut everyone’s hair.
No Worren On Iwo 'The men seldom see a woman.
No woman lives on Iwo.
The men have a job to do and it is a vital one.
Iwo Jima is eight square miles of black sand and rock. It still bears the scars of vicious battle.
On it is one of the finest air strips in the world, a key link in the Pacific outpost chain of bases.
The runway is almost 10 000 feet long—enough to handle anything that flies.
Japan is 700 miles north. Okinawa is the same distance west,
Guam the same to the south. Wake Island is about 1,500 miles east.
Parr vs. Allee In Court Suit Battle Today
HOUSTON, Feb. 21 l^Pulitical boss Geome B. Parr of probe-dizzy l>uval County and Ranger Capt. Alfred Allee come face to face again tomorrow'—this time before three federal judges.
Parr seeks court protection from what he says i.s a threat by the ranger to kill him.
' Five members of Parr’s political opposition have jumped into the case to back up Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge.
Famed civil liberties attorney Arthur Garfield Hays of New York heads Parr’s staff of attorneys.
Jacob Floyd, bitter political foe of Farr, and Texas Attorney General John Ben Shepperd, back the rangers.
Parr Seeks Sanctuary
F^arr seeks the sanctuary of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution for a court injunction to prevent the rangers from harming him.
He said Allee had told him “If anything happens to me or any of my men 1 am holding you (l*arr)
In Ix)ndon, Colonial .Secretary Oliver Lyttlcton prepared to fly to Kenya Thursday for a review of the military and political strategy in the overall fight against Mau Mau. Some liriti.sh and American experts fear the struggle may last a generation before the terrorists are weeded out.
The colonial .secretary’s trip was announced shortly after he had heard a secret report on Kenya from a six-member parliamentary mission. One mission memlx*r said their general impression was “grim." The missions written report. due this month, appears sure to touch off a red hot debate on Kenya in the House of Commons.
Erskine has reported that one big stumbling block In the path of a British victory is the lack of organized African political support.
White settlers are squabbling over whether African leaders should be admitted to the Kenya colonial government Cabinet. Some African leaders, wbo profess opposition to Mau Msu. are still in inlernment camps set up when a state of emergency was declared Oct. 20, 1952. Officials are afraid to free them.
War Cabinet Asked
The whites are demanding appointment of an emergency war Cabinet to run the country. Many
flag is replaced by a new stars and stripes about once a week.
Nearly everywhere on the island are constant reminders of the bloody invasion. Wreckage is strewn over the bathing beach,
Maj, Harry Edwards. Gleason, Tenn., says “It’s like living on a hunk of history.”
German Navy Is Welcome
36TH ACC LECTURESHIP OPENS
'Modernism, Discussed in
I ndifference' First Talks
External and internal problems facing Churches of Christ were analyzed Sunday night by speakers opening the 36th annual Abilene Christian College Bible Lectureship before approximately 3.500 persons in two auditoriums.
“Overcoming Modernism" — the external foe — was discussed by Dr. Jack P. Lewis of Covington. Ky.. in the College Church of Christ, while Dr, Frank Pack of Abilene emphasized “Overcoming Problems in Worship.” the internal enemy, in Sewell Auditorium.
To defeat modernism in its attempt to undermine people’s faith. Dr. I..ew'is prescribed a four-fold remedy: d) Incessant preaching of God’s Word: <2) scholarly de-fen.se: (3) student guidance, and (4) investigation.
Dr. Pack recommended better ehurch leadership and more teaching about worship if problems of Irreverence are to be overcome iB cburchei.
The two pillars of the modernistic system, according to Dr. Lew'-i.s, are: (I) critical analysis of the Bible <2) and attempt to integrate life around some focal jioint other than the Bible.
A flaw' in the system revealed by Lewi.s included its fluid nature, “which sets forth something today which will be abandoned tomorrow.”
“We have no quarrel w-ith facts,” he declared, “but the modernistic movement is not content to stick with facts but has sought to bring religious knowledge into harmony with the unproved assumptions currently .set forth as ‘science’.” Also, he said, the modernist finds himself in a dilemma — “claiming to be a Christian — a believer and loyal to Christ — at the same time he is perfectly willing to openly allege that any number of details of the Bible may be in error,”
Ua (the modernist) accepts the
claims of Christianity such as the resurrection and second coming as symbols so as to not violate his ‘ intellectual honesty,” which has already been grounded in the presupposition there can be no supernatural.
“The appeal of modernism is to a man’s pride, to his interest in that which is novel and up to date, and hi.s loyalty to ‘scientlfie knowledge’.’’
“Here is the real method of overcoming modernism:
1. “Get the facts, make sure they are facts — distinguish be
HEIDELBERG, Germany, Feb. 21 liP — The commander of U. S. naval forces in Germany said today a new German navy would be ___ ^ “a welcome and important contri-
No planes are currently based 'If*1?^^ '
here. But the field is in combat
Iwo Jima has some advantages. The tour of duty is short. It averages about 10 months, then the men are sent back to the United States.
The climate is pleasant. The temperature seldom dips below 65 degrees, seldom rises to 90. Occa-•sionally a typhoon hits but the w'lnds are nothing like those that lash Okinawa.
The men receive four-day rest ; leaves in Japan about every three | months. All eagerly look forward j to the regular trip to “The Hon"—- ( slang tor Honshu, Japan’s main i island.
The trip is made on the weekly mail plane from Guam. The return is made on the plane that flies goods and provisions to the Island once a week.
No Rain—No Baths , If the weather is so bad planes can not fly, the men on Iwo eat canned fooil and go without mail.
Rain water is the only source of water No rain—no baths.
Possibly the chief drawback to
Rear Adm. Howard E. Orem said in an interview' “The Germans are ready and capable of putting fighting .ships back on the seas.’’ The role of the new German navy would be decided by the European Defense Community, Orem said, “but it can be assumed that it would be to help in keeping the harbors and sea lanes open along the German coasts in the North and Baltic Seas” in event of war.
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tween the true and the conjecture life on Iwo is boredom
-never pre-judge ~ never kse your mind — if the dearest position will not stand investigation, it is not worth living by, and certainly not dying by,” he concluded.
A profound sense of reverence is necessary in man's w'orship, for
Set ACC, Page 3-A, Col. 4
Lt. Col. Charles E. Dean, base commander, of I’hoenix. Ariz., battles boredom with a heavy program of sports.
Chaplain (Capt.) George S. Bie-ber, Williamsport, Pa., who also pitches for the officers softball team, pushes Army correst>ond-cnce courses for high school or college credit.
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He wants an injunction that would order the rangers to refrain from attacking, assaulting, molesting, abusing, beating or killing him.
Tlie five rnemners of the Freedom Party who have intervened in the suit claim that they would l>e in danger if it were not for the rangers.
They said Parr was a political dictator. Two said they had been beaten by Parr; two said their business had been ruined and the fifth said he had been tongue-lashed by the “Duke of Duval.”
I Allee and Bridge’s answer to the charge will be filed tomorrow.
Allee has said, “I have not threatened anyone.’’ He said this included Parr.
Allee and Parr have tangled physically once and crossed words once—all in the last month.
Two Recent Scuffles
In a courthouse scuffle in Alice Jan. 18, ikirr’s ear \5as bloodied. The principals in the affair were 1‘arr, his nephew, Archer, sheriff of Duval County, Allee and Bridge.
1a‘ss than two weeks ago. in San Diego, they exchanged words after a scuffle between Allee and 79th District Attorney Raeburn Norris.
That’s when, Parr says, Allee told him he was to be held resi>on-sible for tlie safety of the rangers.
Norris said he was kicked and cut fed by Allee with provocation.
Allee said he booted Norris l>e-cause the dktiict attorney had “laughed at him” for weeks and was •‘trying to de.stroy the re.spect of the rangers."
Allee and Bridge were indicted by the Jim Wells County Grand Jury on a charge of assault with intent to murder Parr as the result of the courthouse scuffle,
Jim W’ells adjoins Duval County.
Cañado Officiol In Pakistan
NEW DELHI. India. Feb. 21 ? — World - touring Prime Minister Ixiuis .St. Laurent of Canada arrived here today from l^akistan.
St, Laurent told newspapermen one objective of his trin was “an effort to bring about n»ore sanity In international relations and peace and good wiU to all mea.”
TV Slalion Goes Off Air
Due to mechanical trouble KRBC-TV was unable to make It* regular Sunday telecast. station General Manager Howard Barrett said Sunday night.
Barrett said there apparently was a break in a transmission cable near the top of the station's 400-foot tower atop Cedar Gap Mountain.
He said a repairman was on the way here from San Antonio Sunday night and the station would resume operation at it.s regular broadcast hour Monday.
“We are confident we will be back on the air by Monday unless the break necessitates ordering more equipment fiom New York.” Barrett declared.
The break wag believed to bav* otx'urred Friday during the high winds accompanying the dust storm. One break in the transmission cable was repaired Saturday night.
“We thought everything was In order but when we tried to go on Sunday apparently another break - - had developed,” he said,
want a military governor installed Barrett said the three 3 1-4-inch to step up the fight on Mau Mau. cables going up the tower are kept Military operations against the armed gangs among the estimated 2,.500 guerrillas are generally conceded to be going pretty well. Air bombings and army patrols have bla.sted some of the gangs from their forest hideouts, and the British command hopes to have the re.st .sma.shed within a year. But the hit-and-run raiders now are filtering back into the farm lands around Nairobi, colonial capital.
The British concede there is no end in sight for police mopping-up and patrol operations necessary to eradicate Mau Mau from among the lU million members of the Kikuyu tribe. British and American experts believe Mau Mau’s roots have sunk so deep among . n«
the Kikuyu.s it will take at least ^
under gas pressure to keep moisture out of them. “When the cabla breaks and the gas leaks out w« are dead.”
Eastland, Strawn Men Die in Blast Near Palo Pinto
PALO PINTO, Feb. 21 — Two men were killed near here Sunday in an oil well explosion.
They were Lew Fuston, Strawn drilling contractor, and W, R. Fer-
generation to eradicate them. It may take that long for a new crop of Kikuyu leader.s to arise free of the binding anti-white .Mau Mau blood oath and its peculiar mix-
See BRITISH. Page 3-A, Col 4
They were lowering dynamite into an oil well, apparently to break up a rock formation, when the charge exploded,
'fhe accident happened on the Helen Wat.son Ranch nine mile* west of here.
BECAUSE OF A PIE — Beverly Jones, left. 18. an Ogden. Utah, girl screams with joy as she clutches Mrs. Austin Moyle as Bev was named winner of the 22nd annual cherry jie baking contest in Chicago during the weekend. Bever-y won over a field of 48 contestants in the finals. Mrs, Moyle is state contest chairman in Utah and Beverly’s chaperon.