Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 25, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIII, No. 254
Associated Press (ÀPÌ'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'—Byron
ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, 1954-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc
FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT — Former Pres. Herbert Hoover, second from left, and Gov. Allan Shivers of Texas, second from right, receive the 1954 George Washington Awards of the American Government Society in Washington Mondav. Honors were in recognition of their outstanding contribution to good government in the United States. Left, is Sen. Harry F. Byrd (D-Va.) who presented Hoover’s award, and right is former Texas Rep. Ed Gossett who made presentation to Shivers.
Stevens Quits Stand; Accedes to McCarthy
PHARISEEISM IS THREAT'
Porents Awaken in Roadside Park, Find Infant Son Dead
EASTLu^ND. Feb. 24. (RNS> — Tragedy struck here early Wednesday in the lives of a South Texas transient family.
The two-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Davis died • bout 2 a.m. Wednesday in a roadside park, four miles west of Eastland on U. S. 80.
The father told a reporter via telephone Wednesday night that he awoke from his sleep in the chill morning hours before dawn to find hi.s young .son dead.
The family had “bedded down” at the side of the road after a tiring all-night and day drive from Grayburg, 21 miles from Beaumont. They left there Monday night.
“I woke up and looked to see about the baby,” the father said, choking up with emotion. “.\nd 1 found that he was dead, or I thought he was.
“I began hollering for my wife, telling' her something was wrong with our baby. We got everybody up and drove into town to the hospital. but he was already dead.”
Davis, 30, is unemployed, and said he was on his w^ay to seek employment.
Accompanying him is his wife.
20. three other children; an another couple, Mr. and Mrs, Marvin Coleman.
“Oh, we had plenty of cover,” the father said, when questioned about the family’s sleeping at the .side of the road in the chill air.
“Sure, we had plenty of bedding.”
After the baby was proriounced dead at Eastland Memorial Hospital, the frail little body was taken to Hamner Funeral Home, where funeral arrangements were still incomplete Wednesday night.
“Oh, we'll bury him here in Eastland.” the lather said when queried about funeral plans.
“I don’t know when we’ll have ; the funeral, but there’s a preacher here that's been awfully good to us today.”
Asked about his future plans, Davis said. “Oh, we’ll leave here just as soon as the funeral’s over, j I hope we can get in Albuquerque Thursday night.”
The man, who said he had usually made his living working !n a logging camp, admitted that his fin-an^'es were in bad shape, and that ha couldn’t pay for the funeral ex-pen.se.
MUST GOTO JAIL?
Rep. Sentell to Ask Court to Reconsider
“They told me here that they’d take care of that,” he told a reporter. “But. I told them I would pay for it. just as soon as 1 could.” Davis told about being out of work for the past three months. “We went to Louisiana to farm for a fellow, and the government cut the cotton acreage, so the farmer was able to do his crop hisself, so, they told me they couldn’t use rue none.
“That’s where our baby was born, December 13.”
The man identified the Louisiana town as Goodwill, La.
“Then, we went to Grayburg anjl visited with her (his wife) mother until Monday night when we left for Albuquerque.”
The distraught mother was suffering from shock Wednesday, and twice it was necessary to have a doctor with the young woman.
“People here sure hat been niei to us," the father said, “They got us eats and ;tuff.
“That sure Is a terrible thing,” he said, referring to the loss of his child. “It's sure terrible.”
Justice of the Peace Jim Boggus returned an Inquest verdict Wednesday night of death by natural causes.
Among the survivors are the parents; brothers, Roy, 5. and Joseph Christopher, Jr., 2H; and a sister, Norma Sue, 4.
Religious Hypocrisy Decried at ACC
Phariseeism, worldlines.s and de-! —---i-------
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Testament Christianity, I^ecture-1 said this love must be filled with .ship crowds were warned Wed-i “humbleness, deep - abiding rev-nesday night at Abilene Christian erence and genuine holiness.” College. j He quoted from Matthew 5:20
J. P. Crenshaw of Plainview, — “Except your righteousness speaking in the College Church of shall exceed the righteousness of Christ, decried the tendency of the Scribes and Phari.secs, ye shall Phariseeism, a form of religious in no wise enter into the Kingdom hypocrisy so strongly condemned of Heaven.” — and added that by Christ during hi.s ministry. To since any one of the sins of these
overcome this problem, Christians must manifest true love for the Lord, he recommended.
H, A. Dixon of Henderson, Tern., warned that unless “We are vigilant, we will find ourselves de-
sects can “keep us out of Heaven,” Christians must search to find what these sins are.
In Time of Maccabees He said “Phari.seeism” means “separated in a religious sense.”
fending a sect as sectarian as the t;,, group rose to prominence
others.” He cited denominational during the time of the Maccabees, j
tendencies which menaced the he said, and had a beginning thati
church. He spoke before a full «-as on “both safe and sure!
house in Sewell Auditorium. I ground, but they added rapidly to I
To overcome worldllness in the the Word one thing after another.
church. Dr. Ira North of Nashville, Tenn., exhorted his audience in Benrfett Gymnasium to sacri-
He told of many of the Pharisees’ weaknesses being found in ritualism and said that some peo-
fice, study, work and show courage pie today are guilty of the same | if they are to express the faith thing, although under • different necessary to “overcome thè name. j
world.” (1 John 5:4). j jesus brought serious charges i
“Love is the only thing on earth 1 against Pariseeism. Crenshaw ' that will help us overcome Phariseeism,” Crenshaw declared. He See ACC, Pg. 5-A, Col. 4
ACC LECTURESHIP PROGRAM
SNYDER 1^—The lawyer brother of State Rep. Frank Sentell of Snyder said today he will seek a rehearing after the Texas Supreme, Court ordered the 66-j'ear-old legislator to serv’e the rest of a three day contempt of court sentence. ^ “We will file a motion for re-, hearing,” John Sentell said. “It is my understanding we have 15 days to file this motion. It Is also my understanding that he (Frank) will not be remanded to jail until action j is taken on this motion.” i
Sentell lost hi.s Supreme Court I plea to set aside the $100 fine and three-day jail term given him by Judge Sterling Willlam.s in 132nd | District Court during an uproari-; ous trial of a civil .suit at Snyder ^ in October. Sentell had served 33 hours of the sentence. I
The high court split 6-3. The mi-j nority said the trial court’s judg-' ment w-as void “because there is no evidence to sustain it.”
The majority held that it was proper for the trial court to conclude from the “conduct and ap-'
pearance” of Sentell that he W’as in a “contemptuous attitude.”
The record in the case had been described as “stuttering—a flow of words the reporter was unable to separate.”
The majority opinion said the lawsuit being tried, with Sentell as an attorney, was backgrounded by hard feeling. It detailed some heated exchanges between Sentell and Williams and said:
“He (the trial judge) saw the relator’s attitude, expression and appearance. . . . He found it contemptuous.”
Attorneys for the legislator said Williams’ efforts to silence Sentell had in effect disbarred him. The dissenting opinion commented that Sentell had a sworn duty to i>er-form and had the right to voice objections, and speak exceptions when he was overruled.
Sentell said at Snyder he did not know what he would do about the case. One of his attorneys indicated he might ask for a new hearing.
Eden Slams Soviet Aim
LONDON. Feb. 24 (A^Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden said today Russia wants to swallow all of Germany Instead of neutralizing it, thereby gaining the whip hand over the whole of Europe and Asia.
.Reporting to a packed House of Commons on a recent Big Fo”^ foreign n\inlsters* conference ?n Berlin, Eden said Moscow’s principle aim in attaining control is “to secure the withdrawal of the United States from Eui-ojk*.” “The rest of us w ould no doubt end up by enjoying the .same kind of liberty and security as are the lot of Czechoslovakia and Hungary today,” he added.
Gam* Given Away 'rhe foreign secretary said Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov had given Russia’s game away at the Berlin talks. He described the conference as “frustrating, disappointing. and at times near tragedy” but asserted it had given the West one big advantage — it cleared the air.
“Wide and deep though the divergencies at the conference v/ere,” he said, “they were clearly defined for all to see. None can now mistake their nature, nor why they cannot be resolved in the conditions of today.” lA £den'a view, the Kremlin’s
call for a neutralized Germany was designed to “force all Germany into the Soviet embrace.”
But there were I.,al)orites In the House who oppose West German .soldiers being rearmed, even under the safeguards of a unified arm^’ of tlte piojwscd European Defense Community.
I West Gtrman Arms
i Former Prime Minister Clement ' Attlee won by a majority of only two votes at a caucus of opposition I..abor members last night calling for West German rearmament, The leftwing Labor faction headed by Aneurin Bevan wanted the party to favor postponing the rearmament of Germany until further efforts are made to unify that divided countr>’.
“It is clear we must continue In the West the joint provisions for defense upon which our survival depends. Broadly speaking it seems to me we have reached a certain rigidity in our European affairs.
“The Soviet government, for whatever reason, are unwilling to relax their hold at any one point. It may be they fear the consequence within the Communist empire of any sign, of weakness or withdrawal at anj^ point,”
Senate Group Okays Warren
WASHINGTON. Feb. 24 (A1—The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-3 today to approve President Eisenhower’s nomination of Earl Warren as chief justice of the United States.
Before acting on the appointment, the committee opened its doors to a ma^ officially described as “a fugitive from justice” and listened for two hours to his views on why Warren should not be confirmed for the highest judicial post in the land.
Police Arrest Witness
In between his appearances at a closed-door session of the committee, the witness, Roderick J. Wilson, was arrested on information supplied by police in San Francisco. Authorities there said he is W'anted on a charge of subornation of perjury, that is, inducing another person to lie under oath.
Later, however, a municipal court judge refused to issue a fugitive warrant for W’ilson, and he was released.
Warren, former Republican governor of California, was appointed during the last congressional adjournment and took his place on the Supreme Court bench in October. Eisenhower sent his nomination to the Senate Jan. 11.
Sen. Knowland of California, the Republican floor leader, predicts Warren’s appointment will be overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate. He announced it would come to the floor Friday.
Sen. Welker 'R-Tdaho>, a member of the Judiciary Committee, reported that Wilson’s testimony against Warren behind closed doors was “a mass of hearsay and conclusions that would not under any circumstances be regarded as legal and competent evidence.”
Demos Not Influenced
Apparently Wilson’.s story did not iulluence to any extent the three Democratic members of the committee who voted against approving Warren’s appointment Senators Olin D. Johnston tSC), Eastland (Miss) and Kilgore (WVa>.
9:30 a.m. Auditorium 9:30 a.m. Church 11 a.m. Auditorium 11 a.m. Church
7:30 p.m. Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Church
7:30 p.m. Gymnasium
“Germany” ......................Richard Walker
“Caring for Orphans and Widows”.. George H. Stephenson Panel; “Personal Work in the Church”
Panel: “Tendencies in the Church Today”
“.Southwestern Christian College”. .Dr. H. L. Barber
“Overcoming Worldiiness” ........Dr. Ira North
“Mexico” .........................Pedro Rivas
Tendencies ......................H, A. Dixon
“United States Missions” ..........Leslie Diestelkamp
“Overcoming the Tendency
to Phariseeism” ..................J. P. Crenshaw
HOMER GARRISON ... top speaker here
Law Officers Convene Here
Registration is scheduled at 8 a. ni. Thursiday for the one-day convention here of the 14-county West Central Texas I.,aw Enforcement Officers Association.
The convention will be held in the Wooten Hotel with Bill Tip)wn, 104th District attorney, and Taylor County Sheriff Ed Pow'ell directing the program.
Scheduled speakers are Col. Homer Garrison Jr.. director of the Department of Public Safety, Austin. Luke E. Robinson, chief examiner of the Texas Liquor Control Board. Austin; I^ldon Mahon. 32d District attorney, Colorado City; and Erneit Kuhnell. special agent in charge ot the FBI, San Antonio.
At a noon luncheon Capt. Don LawjrejQce, Texas Highway Patrol, will give ati exhibition of marksmanship.
Running Feud Ends With 2-Hour Meet
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (/P)—Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens today bowed to demand.s by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) in the latter’s investigation of alleged Army “Communist coddling”—and tomorrow’s widely heralded public showdown was called off.
In a sudden change of attitude, Stevens agreed not only to give McCarthy’s Senate Investigations subcommittee “the names of everyone involved” in a disputed case, but also promised they would be produced as witnesses.
Stevens Changes Mind
Stevens last week banned two generals from an.swering subcommittee subpoenas to te.stify on the ground that McCarthy’s “unfair” and “abusive” investigative tactics were wrecking Army morale and prestige. McCarthy replied that Stevens was a “dupe.”
COST: 350 MILLION
Ike Approves Hike For Federal Wages
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WA.SIHNGTON, Feb. 24 (^ — President Eisenhower today approved a plan for upward wage adjustments for the 2,350,000 federal civilian workers. It Ls estimated to cost 350 million dollars a year.
The President’s approval of the plan M’as announced in a White House statement.
Most of It can not be put into effect without congressional approval through new legislation.
Chairman Philip Young of the Civil Service Commission, who discussed the program with the President earlier In the day, is to outline it tomorrow to the Senate Civil Service Committee.
Nine Point Program
Young told reporters the plan calls for a nine-ix>int program.
Among them arc: _
1. Readjustment of ine|uities in the Civil Service Classification Act pay scale. This will mean increases between three and four per cent for approximately one million employes and will cost an estimated 150 million dollars additional.
2. Reclassificatkn of the pay scales for 490.000 postal workers to cost around 80 million dollars.
3. A program for contributory group life insurance, on a voluntary basis, for all federal employes, executive, legislative and judicial. This would cost an estimated 25 million dollars to the government which would contribute about one half of that contributed by the employe. The cost to the employe was estimated at about 50 cents a month per $1,000 of salary. Private Insurance companies would handle this.
4. A program of contrib'*«ory medical care and hospitalization insurance open to all federal employes on a voluntary basis. Estimated cost aiound 60 million dollars a year, with the government and the employe jointly sharing the cost estimated at about $26 a year from each.
5. Unemployment insurance sc-cordlng to recommendations in the budget message.
6. Improvement of government pension plans to he based on recommendations yet to come from a committee on retirement policy for federal personnel.
7. Continuing study of the Wage Board pay system and extension of that system to certain jobs now under the so-called “blue coUar”
classification. Estimated increased cost around 35 million dollars.
8. Repeal of the “Whitten amendment” to remove certain restrictions on federal appointments and i promotions established during the i Korean emergency.
I 9, Additional improvements in* eluding longevity pay increases,
! revision of overtime pay, etc.
; In a statement, Eisenhower said:;
I Public Service Demands I j “I have been long convinced that; I a program combining the best j practices of progressive private employers with the special demands of public service would greatly benefit our federal career I system and its employes, and ' would improve thf efficiency of its administration. j
“In keeping with this conviction, j 1 recently ti#¥;ignated a subceni-| mittee of the Cabinet to carry on studies w ith other special groups ^ to determine how' best to adjust i pay inequities and provide other necessary elements of a well-rounded personnel program. Many of the elements of such a program have since been recommended to me and approved by the Cabinet.” i
Naguib Resigns Egypfian Post
CAIRO, Egypt, Thursday, Feb, 25 (if)—The Egyptian Republic’s first president, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Naguib, has resigned from all his posts in the government and the revolutionary council, an official anpouncement said today.
It said Vice - Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser, 35, member of the revolutionary council, has been named Pi*emier and president of the council.
The announcement made no mention of who would fill the presidency of the republic, a post Naguib had held since the monarchy was ended last June 18.
Naguib’s resignation was submitted three days ago. it was announced just before dawn today.
The council in the announcement said Naguib "wanted more p«iw’er and authority than he could be granted under the spirit of the army revolution.”
Nasser was one of the leaders of the military group that toppled King Farouk from the throne July 26, 1952.
The Senator had told one of the Army officers—Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker, commanding officer of Camp Kilmer, N. J.. and a be-medalled veteran of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War H—that he was “unfit to wear that uniform.” Zwicker had declined to answer some questions about an honorable discharge given to an Army dentist whom McCarthy calls "a Fifth Amendment” Communist.
Stevens and .McCarthy patched i up their bitter, running feud at a j two-hour meeting behind clo.sed I doors on Capitol Hill thi.s afternoon, i At the t*nd, while Kteven.s .sat in grim-faeed .silence. Sen. Munrit (R-SD) read newsmen a “memorandum of agreement” setting forth in almost military form what had been decidi-d.
Whether President Eisenhower had intervened to stop the row betwp»*n McCarthy and high administration olficlals was not known. However, it was known that Vice President Nixon, who oiteit acts as a legislative “trouble shooter” for the l*re.sldent, vyas lu a nearby room while the Mc-Carthy-Stevens conference was in progress.
Sen. Mundt told reporters that Republican members of the McCarthy subcommittee agreed as a matter of “spontaneous combus-
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Wider Merkel Highway Due
The State Highw’ay Commi.s.sion at Austin gave its approval Wednesday to the proposed widening of U. S. Highway 80 to four-lanea through the Merkel business district.
Commission approval is contingent upon the City of Merkel furnishing right - of - way, constructing curbing, gutters and utilities adjustmtnts, J. C. (Jake) Roberts, Abilene District highway engineer, said Wednesday night.
Roberts said the request for the widening originated in the di.xtrict highway office here and had the support of Merkel city oEficials.
He aaid the widening was to relieve traffic congestion in the business district, which “is iM»t too bad now% but improvement will be a help.”
The present ixiute of U. S, 80 through Merkel “is just a good wide street,” Roberts said.
Commission approval of the plan Wednesday authorizes and sets up money for the project, according to Roberts,
BACK TO DUVAL
Parr's Plea Being Studied by 3 Judges
r.g. DEPARTMKNT OF COMMERCE WEXTlilER BIRE.XC ABILENE AND VICINITY — Generslly fklr with HUIe change In temperaturei Thureday and Friday. Low tonight about 50 and high tomorrow about M.
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Generally fair through Friday; cooler in extreme northwe«t Thuradwy WEST TEXAS: Generally fair through Friday; cooler in Panhandle and upper South Plain* Ttiursday
EAST AND SOirXH CENTRAL TEXAS' Fair and mild Thureday and Friday. Moderate to occajtionally freeh eoutberly windi on the coast.
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London Gives Billy Graham Huge Welcome
LONDON if)—American evangelist Billy Graham received a mob-scene welcome today from thousands of hymn-singing Londoners.
“There’s been no crowd like this since Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks arrived years ago,” said a Waterloo station official.
A dozen clergymen acted as iKxlyguard to Graham. Some lo.st thetr hats In the general tangle of i taxicabs, porters and the thousands ' who sang hymn after hymn. Gra-! ham and his wife had arrived at! Southampton yesterday, and cane ; on to Waterloo by boat train. He wUl open a revival campaign here Monday.
The crowds burst over dozens of the station rail lines. The station' loudspeaker system asked the crowd to clear a way for the evangelist.
HOUSTON. Feb. 24 (^ -Political boss George Parr and two Texas Rangers headed back to Duval County today after three federal judges took under advisement Parr’s plea for an injunction against the Rangers.
There was no Indication when the court’s decision will be announced. After hearing three hours of argument. the judges gave the state two more days to file a brief. They indicated their crowded dockets may cause further delay.
Parr’s chief counsel. Arthur Garfield Hays, as.serted repeatedly today his client’s ‘life Is in danger.” He warned that without an Injunction against the Hangers “force and blood.sbed” could develop in “tense” Duval County.
Attorneys for Hanger Capt. Alfred Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge contended Parr did not come into court with “clean hands."
Frank Knapp of Houston told the court;
“Granting of this injunction would be a monstrpus thing.
“Lurking in the background of the rights of Capt. Allee and Ran
ger Bridge, lurking in the background and shadows of this casa are the hundreds and thousand.s of people of Duval County and how their rights have been violated. Only the faint outlines have appeared in this court.”
Hays contended the “clean hands” Issue has nothing to do with the case.
"Even a criminal may come into a court of equity and plead with clean hands,” he said. “But is my client a criminal? Not at all. My client is a man respected by so many of the cltizen.s that that in itself has gotten under the skia of the Rangers.
Must Be Restrained “We have no desire to remove the Rangers from Duval County. But they must be restrained H we are to avoid bloodshed.”
Parr’s petition claims there has been “convincing evidence” the Rangers want to kill him. The Federal Court plea w’as filed while state and federal authorities were in Duval County investigating the financial operations of Parr, county offices and two school districts.
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Ht«h 9nd low temp«r»lur*s for 34 hourt "nded At • 30 pm.: TO and 57.
Hi#h and low températures eame date last year: 43 and 35.
Suiuet latt night 6.30 p m. SunrlM today T:tt a m. Sunset tonight 6 34 p m Barometer reading at 0 30 p.m. S7.06. Relativa bumldlty at t;30 ppm. 15;#.
Abilenians Basking In Spring Weather
No doubt about it now', spring has made at least one lingering visit to Ttxas.
Abilene basked in really balmy weal her Wednesday w ith a high <*f 79 degrees and readings over 75 for five straight hours, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
More of the same Is due for the next two days. Four state stations recorded 80 degrees; Corpus Christi, Wink, Presidio and Wichita FalU.
FUR JAVA—Audrey Adams is in tune with the times as she sips some coffee from a mink-covered cup in a swank Chicago hotel. The going rate for the two items will soon be equal if the price of the beverage keeps spkalpg.