Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIII, No. 267'Auocicted Pre^lAP) -TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONSABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 10. 1^
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IN FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS
Oilman Hunter Named Key City's Top Citizen of 1953
J. C. Hunter, Jr.. Abilene independent oil operator. Tuesday night received one of the highest honors his city has to bestow when he was named Outstanding Citizen of 1953.
The 39-year-old oilman received an engraved gold watch and plaque from W. P. Wright, last year’s awardee, at the Abilene Chamber of Commerce banquet. Tuesday evening at Rose Field House.
The top citizen’s identity had been one of the best-guarded secrets in town until Wright announced it following General Curtis LeMay’s speech at the banquet.
Hunter \vas picked as Outstanding Citizen by a committee composed of the presidents of 14 civic organizations and the five most recent recipients of the award.
Hunter, a graduate of Abilene High School who holds both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas, has been active in civic affairs.
He is president of the West Central Oil and Gas Association, suc
ceeding his late father in that position.
In 1951 he became the first Sun to succeed his father as president of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. a distinction now shared with the new C - C president, George Minter. Jr.
He has served as president of the Community Chest (1949>, the Rotary Club (1948i, and the YMCA Board (1948). and as chairman of the Central District of the Chisholm Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America (1953).
Among numerous other offices he has held is a directorship in the Independent Petroleum Association of America.
An active member of the First Baptist Church, he is a trustee of Hardin - Simmons University. He is also a director of the Citizens National Bank and the C-C.
Hunter was born in Van Horn on July 31. 1914. and came to Abilene with his parents in 1914. He was a partner with his late father in the oil business.
In 1938 he married the former Mary Balch. They have two chil-
NATIVE TEXAN CHOSEN
Ike Taps Anderson for New Deputy Defense Secretary
WASHINGTON, March 9 —
President Eisenhower today tapped Secretary of the Navy Robert N. Anderson, a 19.52 “Eisenhower Democrat,” for deputy secretary of defense,
Andei-son was nominated to replace Roger M. Kyes in the No. 2 .slot at the Pentagon. Kyes has re-cigned effective May 1.
The 43-year-old .Anderson left business, ranching and legal interests in Texas to become Navy secretary on Feb. 4, 1953, The White House said a new Navy secretary won’t be selected immediately. Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty told reporters he had no information on reports it might be Gov. John Lodge of Connecticut.
Kves turned in his resignation Saturday. He is a former executive of General Motors Corp. and had agreed to come into the government for only a year. .Actually he is staying three months longer than that.
Kyes and the White House have di.sciaimed any link between the resignation and the flare-up between Secretary of the Army Stevens and Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis).
But some insiders at the Pentagon have an idea the Stevens-Mc-Carthy row over McCarthy investigating methods might have weighed against the selection of the Army secretary to move into Kyes’ spot.
As a matter of precedence and seniority, the secretary of the .Army ordinarily would have had the inside track over the secretary of the Navy or secretary of the Air, if somebody from the service secretariat was to be promoted.
Secretary of Defense Wilson is understood to have preferred to obtain his deputy from the service secretaries rather than break up the team of assistant secretaries in his own office.
Yet even though both the White House and the Pentagon gave Stevens a measure of support in his row with McCarthy — Stevens said the senator abused a general called as a witness and the senator said he didn’t — there probably would have been some eyebrow
Air Power Chief Hope If War Comes: LeMay
J. C. HUNTER, JR. .he’s outstanding citizen
lifting or more pronounced reactions in Washington had Stevens been named deputy secretary.
Secretary of the Air Force Harold Talbott has been Involved in at least one incident, too. While touring Europe last November, he was quoted as saying that If Spain agreed atomic weapons eventually would be stocked at proposed American air bases in Spain.
Talbott denied the next day he had made such a statement. Secretary of State Dulles followed up by denying there were any plans to send atomic weapons to bases in Spain.
No such incidents show up in Anderson’s record. At the same time, he is described by other Pentagon officials as having the same flair for administration and management as Talbott and Stevens.
Anderson is a native Texan — born at Burleson, calls Vernon his home. He has served in the state Legislature and in official and advisory positions with the state government.
Law is .Anderson’s profession. But he got into business early and became general counsel for the vast Waggoner estate, a cattle, oil and crop producing ranch spread over several counties. Anuerson was general manager of the estate before becoming .Navy secretary.
He also has been an official of a number of oil and communications companies, a bank and the Vernon Times Publishing Co.
With Kyes and Anderson attending, Wilson was asked at a I*enta-gon news conference if Lodge was in the running for Navy secretary.
Wilson said he would rather not talk about any prospective appointees at this time but added:
“It will be settled before the week is over—not later than that.”
Anderson told reporters that in the year he has been in Wa.shing-ton he had “learned much.” He said that “all of us in this country are concerned in establishing effective combat capability in all the branches of the armed forces,” and with the ability to maintain readiness “for a long time.”
Robert, 12. and Carolyn, 8, and make their home at 1018 Leg-ett Dr.
Hunter was named Jaycee “.Man of the Year” for 1948, and received the Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award.
His father was one of Abilene’s most active civic workers during his lifetime, and during the late thirties served as pre.sident of the Chamber of Commerce, marking up a record of unusual service during that period of time.
Hunter Hall on the campus of Hardin - Simmons University was named after the elder Hunter, a gift to the university from the petroleum industry of the area.
SAC Boss Warns Of Red Doctrine
By DON NORRIS
“America’s superiority in modern air power and air weapons offers the only real prospect of neutralizing the massive inan* power and geographical advantages held by the Communists,” Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, commanding general of the Strategic Air Command (SAC), told Abilene Chamber of Commerce I banquet-goers Tuesday night.
More than 1,000 persons filled Rose Field House to hear the speaker and witness naming of J, C. Hunter Jr. as Abilene’s “Outstanding Citizen of 1953 ” W. P. Wright, who won the award in 1952, gave a glowing report of Hunter s civic attributes on which his winning award was based. Among the 1,000 were approximately 150 out of town persons who were recognized during the evening.
The general, boss of the farflung Strategic Air Command, piloted an Gen.. LeMay pinpointed housing Air Force C-97 (commercially critical needs
known as Stratocruiser) to Abilene hp «aid
Air Force Base Tuesday afternoon for an Air Force Base. He said
from his SAC headquarters at Of- that during his visit here he had futt AFB, Omaha, Neb. He landed heard some opposition to a Wher-here at 3:55 p.m. after flying two j,y (federal government) housfng hours and 15 minutes. . development for the base. “I can’t
He w-as welcomed by his Eighth ggj-ee to that.” he said, referring Air Force commander, Maj. Gen. ^pinjon that all housing
John B. Montgomery who landed provided by private de-
at Abilene Municipal Airport in an ..„liners
Air Force C-54 at 2 55 p.m. Mont- „e„saary for
key personnel to be housed ad-
Abilene Man Crushed Under Oilfield Truck
gomery and a delegation of Abi lene civic leaders went immediately to the .Abilene AFB to welcome LeMay.
During his addre.ss at the banquet Gen. I^.May warned that, “We must not accept the comfortable delusion that attacks against this country can be met by home defen.se alone” and that our offensive air power would be one means of stopping aerial attack against this country.
Important Contribution “The new air base under con-.sf struction here is an important con-
L. L. Duncan, Jr.. 37, of .\bilene ^j.jhution to the future safety and was killed Tuesday at Plains when security of the free world. It will a truck turned over and crushed ;
him beneath it. ! culated pressures and constant
Mr. Duncan died in a Brownfield | threat of aggressive communism.” hospital about an hour after the j said the Kremlin’s unchang-
accident about 3 p.m. , jng doctrine since World War II
He Is survived by his wife and i has been world domination and three children. R. C.. 17; Carolyn has waited only for the opportu-Ijoe, 12. and Sandra Kay, 8, all of , nity of weakness to extend its ruth-the home, 1317 Sycamore St. ; less control “over free nations.’ Henson Drilling Co.. his employ-1 “Behind the Iron Curtain are er, said Mr. Duncan was in Plains huge standing armies
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A native of Oklahoma. Mr. Dun- j general then told the crowd
can had lived here since Septem-! “there is every reason to be-
ber when he joined the Henson i |^at our air power and air
firm. The family moved here from ; ^re superior to those of
Odessa. . ^ u- the Red Air Force and, certainly,
He is also survived by his par- nation the scien-
ents, of Terral, Okla.: seven sis- technical genius to main-
ters. Gertrude Brown. Ke^ ^ir superiority.”
ment, Calif.: Mrs. Ruth Carver, Enemy Within Reach
“The enemy’s homeland is well within reach of our superior air power” and the ability to “strike back, hard and sure is still the best and most dependable defen.se of all forty-eight states. We must
See Air Power, Pg. 2-A, Col. 3A.4
FOiiR.STAR GENERAL ARRIVES—Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, commander of the Strategic A?r CommaL r^^^ from W. P. Wright and Malcolm Meek of the Abilene
Chamber of Commerce after flying to Abilene from Nebraska Tuesday afternoon. (Staff photos by Don Hutcheson).
MAKING INTRODUCTIONS —- George Minter, Jr.. kft, incoming Chamber of Commerce president, watches as Gen. Curtis E. LeMay is introduced to Mrs. Elbert Hall by her
husband, who is the outgoing C-C president. Backdrop te huge Abilene Air Force Base map and picture of B47 meo-ium jet bomber.
Englewood, Calif.; Mrs. loma Sutiles. Dayton, Ohio; Minnie, of California; Mrs. Dovie Wilks, Wichita Falls; Mrs. J. C. Tiffey, El Reno, Okla., and Mrs. Bernice Popula. California; five brothers. Carl of
Vu ral H. T. of Ryau, Okla Nel- ioree
son of Duncan. Okla., ^Jndall f overwhelm the enemy before his
Ft. Hood, and Wilfred of Sterling, attack overwhelms us.”
IN ADDITION TO FIRST GIFT
Lone Star Gas Pledges $35,000 to Special Fund
The body will be returned here Wednesday and arrangements will i be made by Elliott’s Funeral Home.
Leaving hi.s prepared speech
$20,000 AND 20 YEARS
Stiff Bills Asked To Halt State Reds
AUSTIN, March 9 (4^Two bills proposing penalties up to a 520.-000 fine and 20 years’ imprisonment for Communists or other subversives were recommended to Gov. Shivers by the State Industrial Commission today.
Chairman C.K. Fulgham of Lub-hock said the death penalty, which Shivers has said he favors, was not recommended because the commission feared such a stiff iienalty would prevent convictions.
Shivers, to whom the commission personally submitted its report said he would have to study the report «avlnc “when and
the bills. He attacked the proposed creation of a loyalty review board.
Rights Upheld Disagreeing with Harris, the other four commissioners issued a statement later in the day. saying: “The Texas Industrial Commission has exercised extreme care in
great lengths to see that it does not tread upon anyone’s rights, but rather upholds them, including the right of trial by jury as presently provided.
“The creation of the loyalty review board has been done wihi
Weatherman Sees Dust for Abilene
A bit of dust in the air is foreseen for W'ednesday by the weather bureau.
Meteorologists said Tuesday night strong westerly winds may bring in some dust along with another day of spring temperatures.
Abilene recorded more than four hours of 80-plus readings Tuesday afternoon betw’cen 230 and 5'SO, with a high of 84. More of the same is due W’ednesday.
WKATI1KR Bl REAT
ABILKNE and vicinity — Partly
rloudy and warm, today, tonight and
The second bill, creating the loyalty review board, would make any person convicted of subversive activity subject to the same $20,000 fine, or two to 20 years in prison, or both.
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posed legislation, and has gone lo i
ing for election to any public office in Texas.
It would also prevent such convicted person from obtaining, renewing, retaining, or using any license, ptmm it. franchi.se. or card or certificate of permission Issued
dual. Maximum temperatur# today dfgreea. minimum tonlyht 45 to SO NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS - ParUy Cloudy, warm and Wcdneaday; Thuraday partly cloudy and cooler.
WEST TEXAS - Partly cloudy, warm and windy W>dnc*cay turning cooler Wednesday night; Thuraday clearing and
'"^AST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEX-and warm Wednea-
whether” these specific proposals j defined functions | ¿* tir agency of the | as-Paruy cloudy
would be submitted to the j and purpose are such that no one, a„y political subdivision. | widely acattered ahowera
Legislature called for Marcn lo. ; reason to fear It but commu-i ¡atter provision thus would i^ear the coaat; fre*h to locally atron*
Union* Checked ' nlsts and subversives. prevent a convicted Communist
Shivers originally «PP°*";®f. -This legislation is directed. from engaging in any business in
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authorization of any kind from the state or a political subdivisions.
The five-man loyalty board would be appointed by the governor. The
commission Nov. 27 to in^sugaie J Communism wherever it
charges of after I may be found, and is not to the
of three Texas *¿1.® ’ prejudice of any individual, faction,
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a strike in Port ;
cessing and lea. launched
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southerly winds on the coisi. shlfiing to northerly Thursday.
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bills outlaws the Communist charges filed in written Pftitjon by
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commission. State Federation of Labor President W'llllam Harris, Ifled a dissent today against one oi
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Lone Star Gas Company has tossed another $35.000 into Abilene a Special Air Base Fund.
This was announced Tuesday night at the Abilene Chamber of Commerce banquet by Elbert Hall, outgoing president of the chamber.
The gas company’s action was in response to a letter the C-C sent last week to all firms and individuals who had made pledges in the original campaign.
The letter said another $215,000 was needed in addition to the $804,990 already paid in so that Abilene could complete its commitments made to the Air Force in obtaining the air base now under construction.
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The $215.000 to be sought will , be added to a balance still in the fund to build two swimming pools for men at the base, and a USD recreational building in downtown Abilene.
In a letter dated March 4, Senior Vice President Chester L. Mav of Ivone Star Gas Co. told the Abi’lene Chamber his firm is contributing the additional $35,000.
This is in addition to $40,000 Lone Star had already given to the fund, which makes a total of $75,000.
After announcing the $35,000 gift at the banquet, HaU presented President May who was given a rousing ovation by the audience.
May’s letter to the Chamber of Commerce enclosmg the $35,000 check said;
“I have carefully read and given much thought to the contents of your letter under dale of March 2, 1954, which letter was mailed to all those who made financial pledges to the Air Base Fund, It is quite apparent that if the money is raised for the swimming pools and the USO Building in downtown Abilene, the people and business firms of the city will have contributed more than one million dollars to make the much dreslred Air Base a reaUty there. The leaders of most cities approx-
CHESTER . . . announce* donation
imsting the size of AbUene would probably have felt that the raising of such a large amount of money for even such a tremendous
project as the Air Base was practically insurmountable. Most assuredly, the success of this fund drive even up to now stands out boldly as a great testimony to the people and business concerns of Abilene for their extreme loyalty. and eager willingness to sacrifice money, time -nd energy in prosecuting a movement, regardless of size, that promises such real betterment, growth and pr^ nounced development to their city.
Progre»* Watched “We, in Lone Star, have closely watched the progress of your determined efforts since the day you \ gentlemen came to my office and I agreed that Lone make an initial donation of $25.(>00. You will recall, of course, that subsequently the company donated an additional $15.000. Lone htar has a large investment in Abilene i^nd in the surrounding area.
and we hope that we are considered a substantial citizen there. In wanting to be a good citizen, we recognize that not only our local organization and manager, but others in the company, must help support to the fullest, through every avenue available to us, ail general movements toward improving and developing such a fine city.
“I note that it is going to be necessary to raise an additional ^ $215,000 to meet the city’s obliga-' tion in connection with the Air Base. This amount is probably go-' Ing to require much further time and effort of the splendid leaders, ^ who are trying to finish a big job. i and It Is my pleasure to attach a Ixine Star Gas Company check. ; in favor of the Special Air Base Fund of Abilene, Tex., in the amount of $35.000 as an addlUonei contribution from this company. We feel that we should sacrifice to do this in appreciation of the contributions that have been, and we hope will be made by others and Including the everlasting work of those who led and participated in this Important undertaking. Such; a momentous forward movement, j in my opinion, has never before j been made for Abilene and the fruits of this great effort will long be enjoyed with enthusiastic pride by all who contributed to success."
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LEMAY SAYS AF MEN ARE TOPFLIGHT
Abilenlans who have wondered what type of men will bt‘ stationed at the new Abilene Air Force Base, had their questions fully answered her» Tuesday night by Gen. Curtía E. LeMay.
Gtn. LeMay. speaking at th« C-C banquet in Rose Field House, described the tjpicil AF man, who will be stationed here.
‘The aircraft commander who flies our bomber, for example, a mature, married individual about 32 years old. He has spent nine years in tht Air Force and has accumulated approximately 3.500 houri of flying. More likely than not, he has seen combat action in World War II or in Korea.
“He has flown across the oceans and has seen a large part of the world. He is well educated, alert, patriotic, and is not lacking in courage. In keeping up with his heavy training requirements, he and fellow crewmen have demonstrated literally hundreds of thousands of times that they are proficient in all - weather flying, navigation, refueling, gunnery, radar deception, and high altitude bombing on pinpoint targets in Industrial complexes.
•‘This is the manner of man the responsible citizen, who commands our combat crews. He is the man who would be called on to deliver our atomic weapons should it become necessary. He would be the first to go into action, should we go to war, and he knowe It. He and his crew will push through to his target when told to do so. In that, I have not the silghtist doubt.’*
Army Mission Slafod
ABBOTTABAD. Pakistan, Marcft 9 .fi-Pikiitani Premier Mohammed All said today the extent of American military aid to Pakistan will depend on the findings an American mUltary expert mlstloo coming to PekisUn e^pa.