Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 14, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXlll, No. 271
Candidates to Be Introduced Here Monday
Candidates in the April 6 city | flection vs'ill be introduced Mon-i day noon at a luncheon sponson'd | by the Abilene League of Women ’ Voters.
The event will be held at tlie' Windsor Hotel. |
Each candidate is to be allotted five minutes in which to present his or her qualifications and platform.
Radio Station KWKC and KRB'J will record the meeting for futtiri broadcast.
The candidates arc:
For City Commission — Place 2, Clell Whetsol. E. A. Hooper, Sr., J. Floyd Malcom, Atdrous R. Og-le.sby. Place 4, W. D. Rich, C. T. Conerly, H. G. Reeves.
School Board — Place 2, W. Lee, Bvrd. Ollie McMlnn, W. A. (Dick) Dickenson. Place 3. Mrs. Thomas! E. Roberts. Jimmy Partin. Place j 1. Morgan Jones, Jr. ^ i
They will be asked to fill out a questionnaire on their civic activ- j Ities and other items bearing on; their qualifications for office, j These answers will be published in a Voters' Guide, which the League of Women Voters will have printed and distributed before election i time.
The LWV never supports or op-; poses any political party or candidate. Every effort will be made! to present the information in the Voters’ Guide in a fair and impartial manner, the organization announced.
Rites at Haskell Today for Woman Who Died in Chicago
HASKELL, March 13. (RNS)
Associated Press (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY’ MORNING, MARCH 14, 1954-FIFTY-TWO PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
Nixon Says Unfair
OFFICER WOUNDED IN BANK HOLDUP — Patrolman Vernon R. Chase, 24, Seattle, Wash., police officer, lies wounded on ground outside of Groenwood branch of Seattleist National Bank after three bandits shot their way out during holdup. Officer and nurse leaning over Chase are not identified. _
Undivided Brinq Full
By JACK BELL
WASHINGTON, March 13 (/P)—Vice President Nixon declared tonight that irresponsible and iinfair congressional investigations are helping those who oppose action against communism.
Nixon disputed Democratic charges that the Eisenhower administration has surrendered to McCarthyism.
His speech made no mention of Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) nor any direct reference to the Wisconsin senator’s controversy with Secretary of the Army Stevens or other Eisenhower officials.
But the vice president called for “proper and fair procedure” in dealing with the threat of internal communism.
He declared In the summary that
IN SPECIAL SESSION
Most Westex Lawmakers Favor Teachers' Pay Raise
By KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-News State Editor
AUSTIN. March 13 - West Tex-senators and representatives.
summed up the gas tax situation this way:
“Probably any gas tax passed by the Legi.slature would be challenged and the tax paid under pro-
TiASKFIL March 13 (RNSi — as senators ana lenggj and the tax paid under pro-
Fiinpral for Ozella Skains 24 for- streaming back to Austin this week ^ ^ money impounded. It
mer nlskeU resident ^ be held end for the opening of the social g, three years go-
her.at3pm Sund"ayTn.^ *essl.m ot the legislature, __f_a™j.; through the eourt. So. I feel
Churci. witrih^ Rev. the ”>“1 P“«’ P^^ 'Pi-1 "would “be a fooli.,h gesture to
nl« Harcrw of Colo, of- Texas teachers. 1 pass any measure requiring large
nice Harcrow oi uenver, uo.o.. o ^ appropriations (based on this taxi.
xs-_c_ —„..ocfcx« faoi. Under our constitutional amend-
Burial will be here In W'Ulow a poU on their pre-session feel Cemetery under the direction of | ings eald flatly they will not eup-Holden Funeral Home. ! port a pay raise of any type.
Miss Skains was found dead un- Opinions of the other 15 ranged der mysterious circumstances ear-1 fj-onj the idea that the compro-ly Tuesday in Chicago. A coroner’s mjse $402 is not enough to the be-investigation is still underway. I that raises should be put on Miss Skains was born Feb. 3, . merit basis or limited to begin-1930, In Knox City and moved with teachers,
her parents shortly afterward.s to, w’here’s the money coming
Haskell. She graduated from Has- -l'île West Texans have some
kelJ High School In 1949. She at- suggestions about the overall tax
tended Draughon’s Practical B^s-r l,ut not one of them has
Iness College in Abilene and was bill'he plans to introduce,
later employed by Southwestern Against School Hike
Bell Telephone Co. in Abilene. She; Burkett of Kerrville,
was transferred to the Bell office introduced a bill which
In Dallas in January, 1952, where ^jg^g ^^^ay with the
she was making her home at the ^.j^gjg ciilmer-Aikin school pro-time of her death. gram stated his position on the
Survivors Include her Pa/ents. : pay ^ike:
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Skains of Has-; support none. It; .
kell and one brother, Jackie, a stu- ^gUes taxes — and, too. 1 want the' tcrprise.s in general, on beer, and
dent at Sul Ross College at Al- uu a local basis.. .1 am ' a new' “constitutional” tax on gas
against raising our state taxes.” '
Rep, Omar Burkett of Eastland (an uncle of Joe) said:
ment providing for no deficit spending by our state, our comptroller could hardly verify this expenditure (from a gas tax) unless he was positive the money would be available.”
Waits for Bill
Here are replies from the West Texans to the question, “Have you made up your mind what sort of
See LAWMAKERS, Pg, 12-A, Col. 3
Putting on Tax Bite Faces Legislators
AUSTIN, March 13 The bitter business of putting the bite on .some group of citizens for 26 million dollars in new taxes faces Texas lawmakers when they meet in special session at noon Monday.
Gov. Allan Shivers’ announcement yesterday that he will recommend higher levies on business en-
Ex-Mossadegh Aid Captured
gathering settled a rash of rumors about who might be called on to
..... pay for higher teachers’ pay and
My^position is the same in the re-; increases for state employes, gular session — no tax increase orj shivers himself was wryly aware new levies for any purpose, hence ^ of rough going ahead in the special no pay increase. I would not sup-1 session. It could be rugged, port a tax measure even to payj shivers prefaced hLs explanation my own salary.” ' of money needs to newsmen yes-
Reps, A. J. Bishop of Winters 1 jg,.jjay the statement:
and John Kimbrough of Haskell will | • ivople who are taxed, like you
TEHRAN. Iran. March 13 back limited pay hikes, they said,ja,jj| ^ want to be ’fair’ when tax
Police today captured Hossein Fa- but have not given whole-heart-^ pg^posalj. ayg made. That means temi, the firebrand foreign minis-1 approval of the compromise j. someone else.”
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w here the money should come from.
That put Shivers and every member of the legislature squarely on the spot.
Shivers himself may seek réélection and mo.st legislators also want to come back. They are in a tough political position If they fail to grant teachers the $402 compromise raise, and they are also In danger with whatever group is hit by new taxes should the Increase be voted.
The special session was called after the Legislature a year ago voted a $600 pay boost for teachers but failed to find the money for it.
Some House members already on hand said they didn’t see how all the various tax proposals could be thoroughly heard and debated in the time alloted a quickie ses- j sion.
Republicans are fighting communism “because it threatens to destroy freedom, but when we fight communism with unfair methods we help to destroy that very freedom.”
Nixon chose to speak from notes in answering charges of Adlai E. Stevenson. 1952 Democratic presidential nominee, at Miami Beach, Fla., last Saturday night that the Republican party has become “half McCarthy and half Eisenhower.” Stevenson said Eisenhower himself has embraced “McCarthv-ism” in an effort to retain Republican control of Congress.
The National Committee had passed over McCarthy and picked Nixon to reply to Stevenson.
The committee said Nixon would not necessarily follow word for w'ord the statements In the summary but that they represented his views.
Some Democrats and even some Republicans have charged McCarthy with Irresponsible actions as chairman of the Senate’s Permanent Investigating Committee. In this connection the Nixon summary said that “When those who conduct investigations In the Com-
DEATH ON A CURVE—The body of John E. Pilkington, 55, of Abilene, lies beside tbe 1950 Buick he was driving when two cars smashed into each other Saturday night. The accident happened on a curve on the Anson Highway. Two others were killed in the crash. (Staff Photo by Bob Gulley)
3 Killed in Crash On Anson Highway
Three persons died, and a fourth was critically Injured Saturday night in a grinding head-on automobile crash, three and a half miles north of Abilene.
The accident occurred on U. S.
munist field are irresponsible they I Highway 277, (toward Anson), on give ammunition to those who op- ^ j
pose any action against commu-
Without direct reference to Me- f years of age, 4034
earthy who had been accused by p:.' Filkìngton. 13.->0 Grand
Army Secretary Stevens of abus- Magm>-
mg’ an A^my office^ Petroleum Company, who died
Mrs. Myrtle Johnson. 4L of 133 Clinton. Blondies Beauty Shop em
Nixon summary said that “Recently we have seen a striking example of the truth of this principle.”
The summary put the vice president “Men
PUkington and Mrs. Johnson were in a 1950 Buick which was registered in Mrs. Johnson’s name. The buick was headed south, In-ve.stigatlng officers said.
Both cars were extensively damaged.
Justice of the Peace W. W. Wood of Hawley held an Inquest at the scene of the accident, investigating officers were Highway Patrolman \V. A. Jacob and Donald Joy.
were to arrive in Abileae Sunday morning.
Duncan’s parents live in Boswell, Okla.. and Mr*. E. M. Evans of Durant Is the mother of Mrs. Duncan. The father Is dead.
Pilkington w'as born Dec. 20. 1898 at Pittsburgh, Tex. He was a member of the First Christian Church here.
His survivors include his wife of 1350 Grand St., a daughter Mrs, L. M. Sins; two brothers, Willlara
i*arents of Mr, and Mrs. Duncan I of Waco and Winfield of Pitia-were notified in Oklahoma, and:burgh. Tex.; and three sisters.
Critically injured was Charles on record as saying that Henry Duncan, 35, salesman for who have done effective ; siational Supply Co. here.
work in exposing Communists in I pilkington was taken direct to the past have recently, by their; Klliott’s Funeral Home. The other reckless talk and their question-1 three were taken to Hendrick Me-able methods, made themselves; morial Hospital, the Issue rather than the cause Mrs, Duncan died en route to
they believe in so deeply.” . the hospital and Mrs. Johnson died
“They have thereby not only div- shortly after she arrived at Hen-erted attention from the Commu- drlck.
nlst danger, but they also have al-| All three bodies were taken to lowed those whose primary object-! Elliott’s.
ive is to defeat the Eisenhower Mr. Duncan was driving a com-
adminlstration, to divert attention pany-owned 1953 blue Chevrolet
j and was headed north, w ith his
Set NIXON, Pg. 12-A, Col. I wife.
ter of the old Mossadegh regime, | y^orked out by a committee of law-•nd later announced he had been makers and school leaders, a com-•tabbed and beaten by a bystander. I promise on which Gov. Shivers bas-. Fatemi in hiding was disguised ; cd his call for the special session, by • heavy black beard, “I favor some sort of salary
After the attack he was taken i raise for the beginning teacher on to a hospital a police source said, the base pay scale.” said Bishop.
where his wounds were reported •evere but not dangerous.
Later in his news conference he said that while he hoped the session could finish its work in 30 days, experience had taught him ! never to be surprised at anything when the Legislature meets. Shivers is expected to appear In 1 would favor a person before the lawmakers soon
for classroom teachers and convene at noon Mon-
. day to give details of his tax pro-
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would consider some type
graduate _.„i poials. An Immediate flood ot rev-
^d 'up'’.'« ”hV T„r.;£|inus. or„^
chairman of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, said all would be given a full
Stroman Undecided Rep. W. A. Stroman of San An
gclo said he has not definitely made ¡measures . __ bills in
iin his mind on what sort, if any. i hearing, with priority on Diiis m pav measure he wiU support. i with the governor s recommenda-The lawmakers, for the most,tions. part, know what tax measure they, Shivers
would like to support to pay for; primarily to enact a teachers pay the raise — a tax on natural ga.s; school financing
which leaves the state. But. the promising to back up his spending
recent Supreme Court ruling on the proposals with suggestions for
gas gathering tax make most mem-' _ ........
bers wonder If a constitutional tax can be devised without penalizing domestic gas companies — who would In turn pass it on to con-| sumers.
Sen. Harley Sadler of Abilene
Dust to Ploy Out, Cold Will Linger
the winds will die down, the weatherman said. This area is in the middle of a high pressure area and the air will become more stable, he said.
Predictions for continued cold came after two told fronts rolled in—one early Friday and the second early Saturday.
Snow’ which fell here waa on the southern fringe of a anow area ■aturday aald the weaxnerman, to the north. The snow fell at the who recorded a trace of the frozen snow belt moved eaatward. tnolstur» Probably the anow | On Saturday after sunrise the wasn’t in aufflclent quantity to mercury never got higher than the have much to do with clearing the 48-degive mark, the weatherman
An end to area dust, but not an end to cold, was seen by the U. s. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport Saturday night.
“Dust diminishing Sunday, the weatherman said in his official gorecast. . ^
He predicted a maximum tem-Mrature for Sunday here of 45-50
U snowed In Abilene at mid-day said the weatherman,
I S I)ri*AKTMi;ST OF COMMIKt'E W F.ATHFK B1 Rl ABILENK AND VICINITY ^ Cle»r *nd cold Sunday. Sunday night and Monday, maximum Sunday 4^-50. low Sunday nlRht 28, high Monday 50; Dual dlmlnlah-
^Ko1iT?*^CENTRAI. AND WEST TEXAS Generally fair and ronilnued cold Sunday, Monday, iiariiy cloudy and
SOUTH t-KN-TRAL TEXAS^ Sunday, partly cloudy and a lUUe colder in extreme aouth i.tuUin: Mondaj. partly cloudy and warmer in the afternoon; »irons northerly wind» on the coa»t sr^-ually diminishing 8und»y and Sunday
flklfi of dust, he edded The main reason for the dl-BiUlishlng duat Sunday wül ba that
said. Some other near-by points, Including Merkel, also got anow Saturday aloqf witl^ tha told.
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McCarthy, Stevens Fire New Volleys
Htfh and low temperatures for 14 hour» ended at « 30 p m 33 and «3 High and low temperature» »ame date Inat year’ 78 and 47 Sun»et la»t ntght 6 4S p m Sunrlaa today • 63 am. Sun»et tonight f 48 pm. Barometer reading at • SO pm. It 40, »«UUwa aumidUf •» lili f ». ai^.
WASHINGTON. March 13 OP -Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens kept thefr epochal battle going tonight with new volleys aime^d at each other’s versions of a row' over an Army private.
McCarthy demanded that Stevens say publicly the senator never asked special treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine. a former consultant to McCarthy’s Senate Investigations subcommittee. And he made public the text of a letter he said he wrote Stevens last Dec. 22 saying investigations of the Army would “in no way be influenced” by its handling of Schine. McCarthy added in this letter that some of his associates thought Schine would not have been drafted except for his subcommittee connection.
“Smokescreen,” retorted Stevens in a telegram to McCarthy touching on the Dec. 22 letter. And he repeated contentions that McCarthy and “your representatives” kept after the .Army with requests for special handling of Schine.
.An .Army report that McCarthy put on pressure for this purpose and that his subcommittee s general counsel, Roy Cohn, used threats started the current phase of the McCarthy-Stevens fray. McCarthy said and Stevens denied that there had been an attempt to “hlfcckmail” the subcommittee into dropping Army investigations.
Stevens said in his telegram to McCarthy today that "You never made any claim to me that you or any one else was being blackmailed about Private Schine unUl the efforts to get him special and preferential consideration were ejt-posed In reply to requests by members of the Senate”
In the Senate, meanwhile, there WW9 fUIiflUoaf MUAtATBII«-
gestions as to how the whole welter I An investigation by the Armed of accusations could be sifted to | Servfces Committee was suggested determine who wa.s telling the | by Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) and truth and—perhaps—who should be ’ others. Sen. Fulbright <D-Ark) fired. I said he would try to get other
McCarthy, in Milwaukee on a ! Deniocrat.s to supfMirt a “high speaking tour, said he would stop I level” inquiry, down from his chairmanship of the! Fulbright also said he has
DONNYBROOK GOES ON
Parr's Ranger 'Pals' Case to Brownsville
subcommittee long enough to test! fy under oath on the row w'ith the Army. He said he would ask Sen. Mundt (R-SD), who rank.s next to | him among Republican members, to take his place in the chair.
But ill Washington Mundt said that of all the various possible ways of investigating the matter “It would be least desirable to have it handled by a committee whose staff and chairman are involved.”
Some other committee with a large and well-trained staff. p?r-haps even a specially created con-mittee, should take on the jcb, Mundt said.
But he added that, if necessary, the investigations suucommittee would undertake to make the Inquiry as best it could.
McCarthy said the Idea of his stepping dow'ii in .Muiidt's favor, should such a hearing by the sub
stopped giving the FBI Information in its security checks on other persons because he believes information from it “leaks” to the McCarthy committee.
ALICE. March 13 VP—Two Texas Rangers charged with trying to murder political Ikyss George fl. Parr will be tried in Brownsville.
Attorneys for both sides agreed to the change of venue to Cameron County in a 10-mlnute hearing today before Dist. Judge C. Woodrow Laughlln. No trial date was set.
Ranger Capt. Alfred Alice and Ranger Joe Bridge were charged with assault to murder in an Indictment by the Jim Wells County grand jury following a courthouse scuffle Jan. 18.
Parr and his nephew, Duval County Sheriff Archer Parr, tangled with the Rangers. George Parr wound up with a bloody ear and Archer Parr had his glasses slapped off.
George Parr, the “Duke of Duval,” was wailing at the time to plead innocent to charges he illegally toted a gun while observing a meeting of the opposition Freedom Parly. His trial is scheduled Monday.
Dist. .Atty. Raeburn Norris sought the change of venue of the Rangers’ trial, claiming the scuffle had been so widely written and talked about that neither side could
get a fair trial In Jim Wells County.
Before the hearing began, Laughlin entered In the record that the court had the right to transfer the case wherever it saw fit. in spite of any agreement that might be made.
Norris said Cameron. Hidalgo and Bexar counties would be acceptable to him. Jacob S. Floyd, attorney for the Rangers, said ht would prefer Bexar County. After a brief conference, the lawyers agreed on Cameron County.
Judge Laughlln said he would have chosen a county north of Saa Antonio but would go along with the agreement.
There are two district courts In Cameron County—the 107th District Court of Judge Arthur Klein and the 103rd District Court of Judge James S. Graham.
Which judge will preside at the trial was not determined.
This was part of what Shepperd said was a year-long investigation by state and federal officers of Parr’s financial affairs and those of Duval County and its two school district.^.
EXCHANGE FOR FOREIGN CURRENCY
Burleson Bill Would Export $1.5 Billions in Surplus Food
Reporter-News Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON. March 13. — A solution to the age-old problem of reducing America’s oversized food stockpiles by feeding hungry mouths abroad — and to the mu
tual profit of everyone involved— committee develop, had occurred ! has been suggested to Congre.ss by to both of them.
As for investigations by other committees, the chairman said "They can investigate us if they want to. . . . But no other committee is going to tell us who to hire or fire.”
He already has praised Cohn and said he expects him to remain in Washington a long time.
A Democratic member of the subcommittee. Sen. Jackson of
Washington, agreed that “The sub-; borders Instead of our own Amer-conimittee has the reiponsibiiity tt 1 lean dcUars.
the fctrategic minerals we now ; President was given the authority
lack. Burleson maintains that the to u.<e farm surpluses up to the
U. S. is short of 9 of the 15 basic , value of $150 million in anyway be
minerals and many of the coun-1 saw fit, as a result of last year's tries who could use our food are, Foreign Aid BUI. sources of manganese, chrome, I “Hut this is only a drop in to*
tin, and other minerals. bucket." Burleson said, in calling
3. We would create and expand for a greaUy - expanded version Rep. Omar Burleson of Anson. a worldwide market for U. S. farm of the same pi-ogram.
Briefly. Burleson's bill would ' products by Increasing the ability ‘ The present provisions for this authorize sale and export of $1.5 of our customers to pay. kind of program are administered
billion worth of surplus farm prod- 4. We could barter food for mUl- by the iore gn Operations Admin,
ucts in exchange for foreign cur-i tar>' supplies and services for the istration which has barely gotten
rencles i comraon defense. off the ground in getiipg the pro-
The benefits, according to the 1 Aside from the direct benefits, gram going,
sponsor, would be four-fold: the Congressman maintains there t But as f»rm surpluses have
1. We would reduce our actual would be extra benefits. We would | mounted, there is n growtog need
reduce the surpluses which gut our to unload them abroad in aom# agricultural market, and give the pracUcal American farmer a better domes- ’* * tic market.
What Burleson is proposing is an expansion of a program now jin-
dollar output in foreign aid by giving them food, in lieu of dollars. They would pay for It In dollars which w# would spend within their
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Burleson hopes that his bill wUl receive prompt atttntion from Congress. It has now bttn rtferrtd to the Housa Agrlcidturf Commlt-Iftft fftr «aaayftgfttlftas