Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 24, 1954, Abilene, Texas
FAIR AND MILDMDRNOG
VOL. LXXIII, No. 253
'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron
Atsociated Preu (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1954—TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
Missing Plane Found, Both Passengers Dead
Never Threatened Anyone, Allee Says
ACC TRUSTEES CHECK PLANS—Four Abilene Christian College trustees look over
proofs of ACC’s master campus plan. Left to right are B Sherrod, president of the board, Lubbock; Reuel Lemmons, Cleburne; John H. Banister, Dallas; and Dr. M. Norvel Young, Lubbock. Lemmons, Banister and Young are members of the committee which formulated fund-raising plans. (Staff Photo by David Barros)
Abilene Christian College announced plans Tuesday night for a 5250,000 Bible building.
The fund - raising campaign for the three - story structure was launched with three collections for the project, taken from Tuesday night’s three Lectureship crowds.
Ten thousand dollars was contributed for the new building at Tuesday night's meetings. Throughout the day, contributions to the college totaled $19,050.
The building will comprise another part of Abilene Christian’s long-range master campus plan, and it will provide vitally needed office and classroom space for the Bible Department.
I/)catlon of the building will be next to the AdministraUon Building on the north side.
A three-man special committee appointed by the Board of Tiois-tees Monday formulated the plans in the initial fund-raising drive after the project was approved by the board.
Reuel Lemmons, Ch burne preacher and member of the committee, first announced the project Tuesday evening at the annual Preachers - Elders Dinner in Bennett Gymnasium.
Serving with Lemmons on the committee are Dr. M. Norvel Young, lAibbock preacher, and John H. Banister, Dallas preacher.
in making announcement of Hie building, Lemmons said it would be as an “anniversary gift" to the college from its many friends.
Explaining the significance of the proposed building. President Don H. Morris said:
“The leadership of preachers, ex-students, and friends in setting up the campaign to provide the Bible building is just another example of the kind of devotion that has built Abilene Christian College.
“The committee made up 01
Reuel Lemmons, M. Norvel Young, and John Banister was appointed in the board meeting yesterday, after their spontaneous prediction that preachers of the Church of Christ in Texas and their friends could raise the $250,000 for this building immediately.
“The building will give the Bible department, the heart of Abilene Christian College, classroom facilities that it has needed so much and will help the general classroom need of the college. This building, following the erection of Mabee Dornaltorj’, is another «tep in carrying out the master plan
for greater Abilene Christian College,”
College officials figure to begin construction on the new unit within a year. Present plans call for completion and formal opening to coincide with the 1956 Bible Lectureship program, which will be one of the highlights of the 50th Anniversary Celebration that year.
The plans reveal that the pro-I posed building will embrace 20,568 square feet of floor space, covering three floors.
The preliminary plans were prepared by Wilson & Patterson, Fort Worth architectural firm.
San Diego occurred “because I was mad.”
Alice said it was the first time
HOUSTON, Feb. 23 Ranger Capt. Alfred Alice admitted today he has lost his temper at times but said he has “never threatened to, Norris had six)ken to him since the kill George Parr or anyone else.” Sept. 8, 19.52, Alice assassination Allee also admitted he had com- of Jacob Floyd Jr. He described mitted simple assault, after pro-! Norris’ attitude as “sneering, vocation, against 79th District Atty. humiliating.”
Raeburn Norris Feb, 9 at Sanj Floyd’s father, an Alice attorney
Diego, ^ I and political enemy of Parr, is one
“I justVersonally don’t like him,” j of the Rangers’ attorneys.
Allee told the special three-judge j Ranger Joe Bridge also testified federal court hearing political boss Parr’s plea for an injunction which would order Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge not to harm him.
Hays Pleased Alice’s testimony brought praise from Parr’s chief counsel, New York City civil rights attorney Arthur Garfield Hays.
“And you don’t like George Parrj either?” Hays asked after Alice ' had made his comment about Norris. i
“I personally don’t like nothing i
I about him (Parr),” the
See PARR, Pg. 3-A, Col. 1
GET A HORSE, GET A MULE,
BUT A WOMAN - NO, YOU FOOL
CRANSTON, R. I., Feb. 23 (/P)—A motorist from this city sheepishly swears this story is true.
He was driving on the Merritt Parkway toward New York when his car stalled and he discovered the battery was dead. -
He flagged down a passing driver, a woman who agreed to give him a push.
Because his car has an automatic transmission the driver explained, “You’ll have to get up to 30 to 35 miles an hour to get me started.”
The lady nodded wisely and the stalled driver climbed into his car and waited for her to line up behind him.
He waited. And waited. Then he turned around to see where she was.
She was there all right—coming at him 3() to 35 miles an hour. The crash caused $300 damage to his car.
Pentagon Denies With Facts McCarthy's Latest Charge
WASHINGTON. Feb. 23 Sen, | Mrs. Moss’s attorney said .she erator for the Signal Corps in the
(raft Sighted 6 Mites North Of Big Spring
i BIG SPRING, Tex., Feb. 23 <B— I An .Air Force training plane miss-I ing since yesterday when it took I oif during heavy dust was found wrecked tonight. Both lieutenants alioard were killed.
Maj. Charle.s Bruton, adjutant at Wcbh Air Force Base here, said the wreckage was found six miles north of Big Spring. The craft fell near some farm buildings which may have made it difficult for the wreckage to be sighted from the air.
The plane reportedly was first sighted by a Pioneer Air Lines pilot.
Dozens of planes had fanned through dust-swept West Texas today in the search.
The single wing, propeller driven craft vanished yesterday after taking off from the Webb Air Force Base here. Six hours later, w'hen the plane's fuel supply would be exhau.sted, search planes took to
Ranger McCarthy (R-Wis) charged today i denies ever having been a Com
replied. ¡that a woman identified by a wit-j munist.
Hays shook hands with Allee aft- ness as a card-carr>ing, dues-pay-! McCarthy, speaking out at a tel-
er telling the court: ing Communist during the 1940’s eviscd hearing before his Senate | equipment handling “unintelligible
“I want to pay tribute to this ¡s now handling “top secret” mes-i Investigations subcommittee, said code me.ssages. both classified <se-witness. I think he is an honest'sages in the Pentagon code room.! Mrs. Moss was still working in cret) and unclassified.” but “nev-
Pentagon to an “unclassified position” on Feb. 5.
2. Mrs. Moss formerly operated
tnan.” | McCarthy’s accusation — the the code room “as of today.”
Parr yesterday testified Allee ^ latest move in his running feud j The Army retorted; had pulled a gun on him in the with Army Secretary Robert T.! i. As a result of the Army’s own Jim Wells County courthouse Jan. I Stevens—brought a quick state- investigation, undertaken “prior to 9: “If I ever make up my mind' ment from the Army. It said the any action by the McCarthy com to kill you, there’s nothing to keep woman, Mrs. Annie I^e Moss, mittee.” Mrs. Moss was shifted
ACCS VALUE; $5-MILLI0N
Endowment Fund Gets $4,860 Boost
Pledges and checks amounting to $4.860 toward underwriting an endowment deficiency at Abilene Christian College were made by businessmen and friends of ACC Tuesday at a luncheon in the Wooten Hotel.
The endowment deficiency was listed as being about $25.000.
The off-the-cuff contributions were on a suggestion of Louie I Welch of Houston, a new member ! of the ACC Board of Trustees.
I Welch made his suggestion from j the floor following talks by Dean I Walter H. Adams and President j Don H. Morris in which they outlined the needs of the schools and the progress that had been mcdc in the past year.
Welch’s quick action met with rapid approval from the other 200 persons attending. Another suggcs-
ACC LECTURESHIP PROGRAM
9:30 a.m. Auditorium 9:30 a.m. Church n a.m. Auditorium 31 a.m. Church 7:30 p.m. Auditorium
7:30 p.m. Church
7:30 p.m. Gymnasium
“Caring for Orphans and Widows”..George H. Stephenson
“Germany” ......................Richard Walker
Panel: “Tendcncle.s in the Church Today”
Panel: “Personal Work in the Church”
“Mexico” .........................Pedro Rivas
Tendencies” .....................H. A. Dixon
“United .States Missions” ..........Leslie Diestelkamp
“Overcoming the Tendency
to Phariseeism” ..................J. P. Crenshaw
“.Southwestern Christian College”..Dr. H. L. Barber “Overcoming Worldliness” ........Dr. Ira North
tion by Will Orr of Hillsboro, “to get the check book,” quickly raised the $4,860 figure toward helping the endowment fund for the college.
President Morris in his report to the group stated that contributions to the college in tlie form of land and cash in the past year had amounted to about $600,000.
' Total value of the college w'as placed at about $5,000,000.
Morris listed the greatest needs of the college as being more class , room space, more dormitory ; space, combination field house and i auditorium, library, and increased endowment, especially in helping the graduate school.
“These things are needed if the college is to grow. We might have 1 to say within a year to students I seeking admission to Abilene Christian College, ‘Sorry we don’t have a place for you.’ ”
Dean Adams in his talk stressed ¡ the same needs that President: Morris later brought out at the! meeting. Adams also reported that i there were 72 full time members at ACC.
“Of these, 16 have their doctor’s degrees, six others soon will, three | are on leave of absence at the present time working on their doctorate, and tw'o more wiil go on leave of absence next year to work on theirs,” Adams said.
Master of ceremonies ^or the occasion was B Sherrod of Lubbock, president of the college’s board of trustees.
The ACC boys quartet sang three numbers and the invocation was given by Dean H. E. Speck, former dean at ACC and now- dean at Southwest Texas State College.
me from doing it.”
Clean Hands Allee was the first witness called as the Ranger attornevs sought to prove their claim that Parr had not come into court with “clean hands.”
The defense said Parr had “wholly failed” to prove his case.
State and federal agencies have been conducting special invcstiga-j tions into Duval County affairs the | past year. Attorney General Herbert Brownell has said Parr’s financial affairs are being checked by Internal Revenue agents,
A Federal Court hearing is sched-
never” had access either to secret codes or uncoded secrets.
from her $3,335-a-year job as a communication relay machine op-
3 Roby Escapees Face 10 Charges
ROBY, Feb. 23. (RNS) — Three
men who on Dec. 15 severely beat
Fisher County Sheriff R. L,
(Bogue) Wilkins during their I ® escape from the countv jail at
eau for an injunction ®Sainst j djctments returned Tuesday by the
District Couri grand jury, wants an order to prevent the grand jury, in session since
banks from destroying or secret- adjourned at 5 p. m. Tues-
ing records. day. It will reconvene at 9:30 a.m.
Judges T. M. Kennerly, Allen jviarch 10
Hannay and Ben Connally refused indicted for the assault with inyesterday to permit defense fttor-, ^^^^der on the Fisher Coun-
neys to question Parr about the fy sheriff in their escape from the
bank records. , , i jail at Roby were Amos Benny
Allee was on the witness stand 22, and Huey Jack Pitts,
practically all morning. . ^ 20. both of Dallas, and John Tarl-
Hays asked Allee if he thought | ton, 21, of Snyder, The trio was Parr a dangerous man. giso indicted for night-time burg-
“I think George Parr would do ig^y of two farmhouses at Sylves-anything under the sun, that you ter during their flight from the would assault him more quickly jail. The farmhouses belonged to
than another,” Allee replied. “I would use force if necessary.
“I think George Parr would be responsible if any of my men were a.ssassinated in Duval County.” Allee said the Norris scuffle at
H. C. McElyea and Everett Braz-clton.
One of the three, Tarlton, and a fourth man. Floyd Gilbert, 18, of Snyder, who remained in jail when his three companions
WAREHOUSE BIDS DELAYED
School Board, Zoning Panel Pledge Close Cooperation
Close teamwork between the School Board and the City Planning and Zoning Commission in seeing future school areas and recommending zoning in them was pledged by all concerned at a meeting Tuesday night.
Also in the huddle was the City Commission, to which zoning recommendations are made by the planning panel and whose power It is to zone territorj'.
The meeting was held at City Hall for the purpose of working out over-all policies regarding the zoning around schools. It grew out of a series of controversies over whether to permit .shopping centers near campuses, the School Board opposing such commercial development.
Tangible results from Tuesday night’s meeting were:
(1) The Planning and Zoning Commission will always con.sult the School Board on the latter’s wishes when zoning questions arise •fitcting Acbooi areas.
(2) Abilene School Board will keep the planning commission and the city plinning engineer advised of tentatively - desired future school sites in order that the city may protect the surrounding land by zoning.
(3' The City Commission will welcome statements from the Planning and Zoning Commission and the School Board as to what kind of zoning those bodies think best for school areas.
(4) All hands agreed that long-range planning Is necessary If the development of areas around future schools is to be controlled properly.
Mayor C. E. Gatlin served as moderator.
Jay Jame.son, chairman of the planning and zoning commission, stressed that his panel had in mind effective long-range planning when it recently recommended to the City Commission the “limited” aii-nexaUon o£ lerritoc^.
That idea would involve taking in outlying lands for zoning and health protection without taxing them immediately. The City Commission is having the city attorney to study its legality.
F. C. Olds, member of the planning and zoning commission, urged the City Commission Tuesday night j to go ahead and adopt “limited” annexation, even if the legality might tie in doubt. The City of Aus, tin has enacted it, but so far there has been no court test.
Olds pointed out as one hindrance to long-range zoning plans the fact that many subdivisions are annexed just a few blocks at a time.
Albert McAlister, another member of the pianning and zoning commission, said Abilene needs to acquire large enough territories along with school sites that it could effectively control the zoning. Then when the city sold off the part It didn’t need, it could specify In the deed restrictions that the land muBt remain residential. ,
Eighlh Air Force Inspeclion Due Today at Air Base Here
First inspection of Abilene Air Force Base by the Eighth Air Force, which has its headquarters at Carswell .\FB, Fort Worth, will be conducted Wednesday. Lt. Col. Jack O. Brown, Eighth AF liaison officer here, announced Tuesday.
Conducting the In.spection will be Eighth AF chief of staff. Col. Jack Roberts, and 10 other Carswell officers.
Also announced Tuesday was postponement until March 17 of bid-opening on 100,000 - square feet of warehou.sing at the base. The bids were originally scheduled to be opened Wednesday at Fort Worth, Orren J. Bower, assistant base project engineer, said.
Bower said Tuesday he thought the delay in opening the bids was to allow for a change of construction from cement blocks to clay-type blocks.
The planned warehouse project will also include building loading docks for a railway spur track and truck ramps entering the ends of the warehouse. Bower said.
The inspecting party from Fort Worth is scheduled to tly to Abilene AFB in an Air Force C-54, arriving at 9 a.m.. Col. Brown said. Representatives of the na-
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tional defense committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce plan to meet the Inspecting party at the air base. Manager Joe Cooley said.
Eleven other air base projects on which the Fort Worth District Engineers are taking bids and tentative bid-opening dates are:
1. March 12—Road grading over 3.8 miles.
2. March 12 — About 4(X),000 square yards of grading, storm sewer culverts and drainage ditches.
3. March 15—Masonry building, about 25,000 square feet area for vehicles maintenance shop,
4. March Ifr—Electric distribution system, primary and laterals.
5. April 3—Maintenance hangar, 64,250 square feet, double cantelcv-er steel frame, masonry and corrugated siding.
6. April 30—Apron grid duct, 40 electrical outlets in apron and 450 feet of transmission line with necessary secondary feed to supply outlets,
7. May 5 — Masonry exterior building, about 11,800 square feet, in area for BOQ (bachelor officers’ quarters) for 63 officers.
8. May 15 — Masonry exterior, frame construction of chapel, about 8,400 square feet.
9 May 27—Crash and fire station, about 11,000 square feet masonry building.
10. .May 27 -Two masonry BOQ 1 buildings, one 11,800 square feet j and one 7,500 square feet. One is to a 'Commodate 42 officers and the i other 63.
11. May 28 -Refueling hydrant system with 12 hydrants and ap-purteuaaces.
escaped, were indicted for the Nov. 17 burglary of the C&C Drug Store In Rotan.
The trio charged with the assault on the Fisher County sheriff are in Taylor County jail.
The 12th indictment was for forgery'against a per.son still at large.
District Judge Owen Thomas set hearings on the cases of the four men for March 8. '
District Attorney Bill Tippen will be assisted in prosecuting Pitts. Bolton, and Tarlton for the assault with intent to murder of Sheriff Wilkin.s by a special pro.secutor, Roy Formway. former Fisher County attorney and county judge.
er had access to the codes, to the cryptographic rooms or to the code room.s.”
No Access to Secrets Prior to her transfer, the Aniny said, .Mrs. Moss worked under a supervisor with 50 other employes performing the same duties in a communications center outside the code room.
She never had access to uncoded I as towns joined in the search.
Aboard were Lts, Harold Rogers, 30, husband of Mr.s. Gay Rogers, Vernon, Tex., and Hay Badert-scher, 28, Sharonville, Ohio.
At dawn. 31 T28 trainer planes took off from Webb, led by Capt. J.M. Jernigan of the 47th Air Rescue Squadron, Ellington AFB, Houston. Du.st forced the craft to return to the base; a short while later the sky cleared sufficiently for the hunt to be resumed.
Civil air patrol units from Lame-sa, Odessa. Garden City, Sweetwater, Snyder and other West Ttx-
>ded I as s, til-7-
JAIL INMATE GOES IN CLOUD OF DUST
LAS ANIMAS. Colo., Feb. 23—
Servando Gallegos di.sappear-ed in a cloud of dust, literaliy.
The 19-year-old Bent County jail prisoner, scheduled to be tried Tuesday on habitual criminal charges, dashed out the front door of the jail yesterday. He was swallowed up in the dust clouds which restricted visibility to less than a block, officers reported.
I’, s. DEPARTMENT OF COM.MERCK WEATHER Bl'RKAU ABILENE AND VICINITY — G»nitr»l-ly lalr and mild Wedneaday and Thura-day. The low Wednesday morning about 38. The high Wednesday and Thursday about «.V70 ALL TEXAS: Generally fair and mild through Wednesday. Moderate north to northeast winds on the coast becoming gentle to moderate variable Tliursday TE.MPEKATrRES
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High and low temperatures for 24 hours ended at 6 30: 65 and 43 Hl-h and low temperatures same date la.st year; 45 and 37 Hansel last night 6 32 p. m Sunrise today 7:13 a m. Sunset tonight 8:33 b m. Barometer reading at 8:30 p m. 38 31 Kelattve humidity at 8 30 p m. 33 per cent.
R«cr«t or confidential m«ssages said.
Firing R new blast in his charge of “Communist coddling” by the Army. McCarthy had said earlier that the facts about the woman’.s alleged Communist background should come as “no surprise to the Army.”
“The Army had the same information months ago,” he said.
Subcommittee <?oun.sel Roy M. Cohn .said the subcommittee had information that FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover sent a memo to the Army and the Civil Service Commission on Sept. II, 1951, bearing on Mrs, Moss’s loyalty status.
McCarthy said he had advised Pentagon officials some time ago he planned to air the case publicly unless they “did something” about it. but he commented:
No Personal Knowledge “I doubt ver>’ much that Army Secretary Stevens personally knew alzout this case."
McCarthy produced a Civil Service document describing a Mrs. Annie I..ee (Crawford) Moss as a $3,175-a-year telegraphic-type writer operator at the Pentagon,
The document said Mrs. Moss
Bachelor Doesn't Believe He’ll Be Court Martlaled
TOKYO, Feb. 23 (J^-The Texas soldier who threw his lot with his Communist captors in Korea but changed his mind and came back said today he doesn’t believe he’ll be court martlaled.
Cpl. Claude Batchelor of Kermit leave.s by air tomorrow for Travis Air Force Base near San Francisco.
”I had a pretty fair record in prison camp and didn’t inform on any of the others.” he asserted. “I don’t think there will be any court martial for me.”
Cpl. Edward Dickenson of Cracker’s Neck, Va., the only other American in the pro-Red camp to return, ts facing court martial charges that he informed on fellow prisoners during the hostilities. Batchelor said be had cooperated handlrf“mMrw»"““!n"‘c(Se ‘"»”nd^ »"j'
rlear text” from all over the *‘*^^urning. His Japanese wife, K>o-world for such sensitive federal '''^ose letters helped persuade
agencies as the State Department, the Army Security Agency,
See ARMY, Pg. 3-A, Col. 2
him to come back, will not be able to accompany him home because of his abrupt departure. She is to ioUow him later.
Polio Vaccine Test Launched
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PllTSBURGH, Feb. 23 (3-Dr. Jonas E. Salk, smiling and confident. launched today the first large-scale tests of his new vaccine in the fight against polio.
Dr. Salk administered shots of the new preventive to more than 250 school children of the first three grades—the first of 5,000 to be inoculated In Pittsburgh elementary schools. A national testing program will be spon.sored by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in the spring.
The youngsters -- some awed, some grinning and some a bit scared—sat through the five-minute Injection process with hardly a murmur. They didn’t like the bloml sampling. The hypodermic needle stung for a second. But shortly afterward, they were giggling and chattering about the experience.
Salk and his staff chose the first three grades of two elementary schools for the first round of in-j e c t i o n s which will continue through June 19.
The purpose of the cuneni test Is three-fold: To check the effectiveness of the vaccine, to determine how many shots are needed, and how often they must be given. Many children in the test wtll be given as many as three shots.
Dr. Salk’s vaccine differs from gamma globulin, used widely last summer against polio. Gamma globulin is made from blood which contains antibodies, and remains in the bloodstream only a short time.
j A committee of goveriunent-ap-j pointed polio experts said last ; night there is not enough infor-I mation to conclude whether gam-j ma globulin actually checked polio last summer.
Salk’s vaccine, by causing the body to produce Us own antibodies is expected to give immunity from polio for possibly seven I months at a time.
I The children did not know until : they came to school today that I they would receive the injections. ' Dr. Salk explained thi.s w as to prevent them or their parents from worrying needlessly. Each i child had his parents’ cou.seni. and more than 90 per cent of , parents asked had signed consent ' forms before the tests began.
The children entered a temporary laboratory in the school gyni-I nasium three at a time. Nui*ses and technicians quickly took the 1 biood samples, and Dr. Salk gave i the vaccine shots himself. Each child was given about l-30th of an ounce of the scarlet fluid, by hypo-ermic injection in the arm.
“It didn’t hurt—much.” was the verdict of one nine-year-old. and I that seemed to be the gen*ral feel-i ing. Names of children taking the tests were withheld.
rtslk, director of tne vims research lahoratoiy of Uie Univer-! sity of Pittsburgh School of Me-I dicine, chose the city’s schools I for their convenience. He and his staff wUl follow up each Injection with tests to check on the vic-cine’s succesa.