Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas
VOL* LXXIII, NO. 280Auocinted Press (AP) ABILENE, TEX AS,“ TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 23. 1954--TWENTV PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY 10c
YOUTH RALLY LEADERS—Three youths who participated in the Baptist youth rally here Monday night, chat with Dr. Kearnie Keegan, main speaker at the meeting. Standing left to right are Bob Norman of Arlington, Elizabeth Scarborough of Ruston, La., and Ed Crow of Fort Worth. (Photo by Lloyd Jones Studio) __
American Bar Prexy Rejects Probe Offer
2 Baird Men Die as Car Turns Over Near Breck
BRECKENRIDGE. March 22. (RNS»—Two Baird men were killed instanUy near here Monday when their car overturned, pinning them under it.
Dead were Homer D. Driskill, 66. and William Tell .Neal. 62, both of Baird.
Mr. Driskill dealt in real estate. Mrs. Driskill is manager of the A&P grocery at Baird.
The accident happened about 6 p. m. 10 miles southwest of here
on Farm Road 576. Investigating officers said the car mi.ssed a curve and overturned several times, throwing the men out.
A tiiick came along right after th(^ accident, officers said, and pulled the burning car off the men’s bodies. Both were already dead.
The auto, a 1949 Bulck sedan, turned over several time.s and traveled 405 feet after it left the
highway. It was almo.st a total loss.
Investigating w’cre Highway Patrolmen B. J. Davenport and Charles Sw’ygert. and Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Walters, all of Brccken-ridge.
The bodies were taken to Kiker Funeral Home lu-re but have been movt'd to W’ylie Funeral Home at Baird, which will announce funeral arrangements.
Mundt Still Looks For Group Counsel
WASHINGTON. March 22 (AP)—William J. Jameson of Billings, Mont., president of the American Bar Assn., was identified tonight as the lawyer who has refused to serve as special counsel in the investigation of the fight between Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis.l and the Army.
Sen. .Mundt IR-SD.) disclosed his name and said Jameson had turned down the job on the advice of the association’s board of directors,
Mundt told a news conference the Senate Investigations sub committee, under his temporary chairmanship, now^ will canvass a list of other potential nominees for the special counsel post.
1,200 YOUTHS ATTEND RALLY
Young Baptists Advised To Invest Life in Church
By DOROTHY DAUGHERTY Reporter-News Church Editor “You couldn’t find a better investment anywhere than the
ton. La., and a Hardin-Simmons: At the First Baptist Church, Dr.
University student, said thatiUllin Leavell, professor at Pea-“church attendance offers a serv-ibody University,'spoke to a maxi
mum crowd of Elementary Sunday School workers in the old
church Dr kearnie Keegan said friends, to yourself.’’ . „ ,
Sunday night. ^ ! Don Reed, a student at South- Problems Peculiar
The secretary of student work of i v^-estern Baptist Seminary in Fort the Southern Baptist Convention in I discused “Satisfaction of
Nashville. Tenn., spoke in the Uni- j Service in Summer Missions.” versity Baptist Church at a giant j devotional was delivered by
youth rally for young people, in-1 Crow, H-SU senior football termediates and youth workers, t---------
The Peabody professor, well know’n as lecturer, writer and child consultant, said, "Sunday School teachers for ele|||entary age children cannot assist In supplying part of the spiritual devel-
termedlates and youth workers. | po^t Worth, who told
They were Pf^'i his'listeners that young people can opmTnroK chUdren“ unUrTheT un^
gation attending the Texas Baptist church but they must be derstand their normal cycle of de-
Sunday School Convention here, t to be used and to give unto velooment
Of the 1,2(W persons in the ovei- the Lord their undivided devotion. “Sundav School teachers should
flowing auditorium, most of rne | v^ong leader was Bob Norman of
COL. MCCARTHY IF YOU PLEASE
WASHINGTON. March 22 W— The Marine Corps today ended published speculation al>out the reserve rank of Sen, McCarthy (R-Wis.) by stating that he is a lieutenant colonel and has been for a year.
Last March 27 the Marine Corps announced the selection of 184 Marine reserve majors for promotion to lieutenant colonel. Included on the promotion list was ‘‘.McCarthy, Joseph Raymond.”
Marine headquarters said today the selection board concerned reached its decision March 2, 1953, that its recommendations had been approved on the following March 17 by the Navy secretary, and that McCarthybased upon his place in the Marine reserve seniority list, had been forthwith promoted, with effective date of his new rank set at Oct. 22. 1952.
2 Thought Drowned Near Breckenridge
BRECKENRIDGE. March 22. iRNS) •— ’rw’o men. who were presumed drowned in I’ossum Kingdom Lake, were the object of a fruitless search here late Monday.
Rescue squads from Mineral Wells. Grayford, Breckenridge. and several other cities searched without success for the two fishermen who are believed to have drowned in the lake.
E. L. Beall of Mineral Wells, and Paul Simpson of Weatherford, have not been seen since they set out for the lake Friday on a fishing trip.
Rescue workers found their overturned boat, and three miles away found an oar and m hat believed to have belonged to one of the men.
The boat was found one mile east of Dunigan camp. The hat was
found on the north bank, north of Dunigan camp. It was a brown felt hat that presumably btdonged to Beal.
Their provisions were found along the shore.
The area where the boat was found IS very rough, and contains a lot of underbrush and rock, officers said.
The area was being patroled Monday night, but the main search will not begin until daylight Tuesday. Hanger Jim Riddle and Highway Patrolman Charles Swygert w ill direct the search.
Assisting in the search Monday night were Patrolman B. J. Davenport, and Deputy Sheriff Uoyd Walters.
He said Jameson informed him that returns from 11 of the 16 memi>ers of the ABA's lM)ard convinced Jameson he should not accept, Among other reasons cited was "it would not be appropriate” for him to accept the post while serving as the ABA president,
Jameson, 55, has practiced law in Montana for 32 years, A Republican, he served in the Montana Houst« of Representatives in 1927.
Meanwhile. McCarthy demanded to know why the Justice Department has “pigeonholed” a case of alleged espionage against a newspaperman whom he did not identify.
Torlilla Man Testifies Parr Showed Pistol
ALICE. March 22 Manuel Marroquln, Former tortilla maker, testified today Duval County political bo.ss George Parr held a gun, cursed him and asked, ‘‘Do you
He raised the question while a Senate Appropriations subcommit-1
tee was con.sidering the money I “I said, ‘No thank, you,’ needs of the Justice Department, j roquin testified.
Several senators objected to what they regarded as a digression, however, and it wa.s not pursued.
.Mty. Gen. Brownell told McCarthy he had not heard of the case before totiay, hut be said he would
He was the main witness as th« trial of Parr on a charge of carrying a pistol illegally began.
Parr is accused of parking a pistol and making threats near a meeting of the Freedom Party, hi*
Tiowing auuuunuiii, I hong leaacr was »ou ivoriuan ui
crowd w as made up of well-scruD-1 Arlington. Phillip Harris, instruc-bed youths bedecked in spring :caminaf^r clothes because of the sultry weath
! was master of ceremonies.
‘Sunday School teachers should occasionally visit a child in his day schot)l life to see how the
I See BAPTISTS. Pg. 5-A. Col. 3
«I*- J .
Dr. Keegan, who said he w as ! “bred in Louisiana and crumbs in ■ Texas,” spoke on “Investing My; Youth in My Church."
He told the young people that to consider an investment, the found-; Ing of the business had to be oh-1 served. , , ;
The church was built on a solid i foundation with Jesus Christ as its founder, he illustrated. Its direc- j tors have spread the word to build churches everywhere.
‘‘What about the market for the product we’re investing in'?” the former Longview' pastor asked.
MAHON MAY HAVE OPPONENT
July Politics Hong Heavy Over Texas Special Session
examine the Justice Department’s!Duval County oppoaltion. Jan. 18, files and re}>orl to him tomorrow.! The meeting was held in the Jim Th.- Wisconsin sen.tor did not 't DlOiO.
mention any names. In April, 1951, ^ '
By DON NORRIS
School trustees Monday night
....V, -.....- voted to expedite construction of
He explained, “The message of I band rooms at North and South Jtsus Christ is not confined in this | Junior High Schools to relieve a cri-nation or this hemisphere — its tical classroom situation, market goes beyong the ends of - ’
People need that proiluct, he continued. thus it’s saleable, “Wherever man is found, depravity, sin. and human ego are found, bu» the love of God is revealed tlirough Christ.”
‘‘If this world is to be trans-
mentary School, A Lion Hardware Co. bid of $9,536.80 was low on heavy cafeteria equipment. West Texas Co.’s low bid of $813.90 on small equipment was also accepted. The board rejected a bid of
By KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-New» State Editor
AUSTIN. March 22. — The First Democratic Primary in July hangs heavy over the special ses-Ision of the Texas Legislature.
I Most members will be asking the voters for re-election. Others will be asking for promotions. Two West Texas Senators, each.
Following the appeal by Sam j $810.14 from Southwestern Hotel Hill, chairman of the committee! Supply Co., San Antonio, as not for plant facilities and future [ conforming to specifications.
building needs, the board voted to hire David S. Castle Jr.. architect, to draw plans for the rooms.
Construction of th* band facilities will make available six additional classrooms with a capacity
formed it wili br the men and!of 180 pupils, A. E. WeUs. superin
women transformed by God’s re- ’ .1=0 voted to accent
demptions who can tell ^ re- submitted on* cafeteria
deeming love to the world. | equipment for Anson Jones Ele-
added. 1 * --
Dr. Keegan cautioned the youth by saying, ‘‘Ju.st because you’re' members of the Baptist church, and you’re faithful in attendance isn’t necessarily a sign that you have peace within your.self.
“But if Jesus is within you, peace is there,” he emphasized.
Before the preacher addressed the crowd, testimonies were given bj’ two college students.
Elizabeth Scarborough of Rus-
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Rep, George Hin.son of Mineóla, who sponsored the teacher pay bill last session, has announced for lieutenant governor. Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey hasn’t announced his
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Also approved was installation of 19th Congres.sional post, an air conditioning system in the 1 j. x. (Slick! Rutherford of Odes auditorium of the new high school, j sa may run against Ken Regan
Two West Texas Senators, each., piaus, but he has long been con of whom has a couple more years 1 to serve on his present term, are rumored candidates for the U. S. 1 Congress.
Kilmer Corbin of Lubbock may ! run against George Mahon of Colorado City and Lubl>ock for the
sidered a possible candidate for governor some day.
The champion race so far is for the 14th Congres.sional post being I vacated by John l.yle. Two Texas .senators. '*'illiam H. Shireman of; Corpus Christi and John J. BeM of Cuero, are in that race. So Is
See POLITICS, Pg. 5-A, Col. 8
McCarthy said in a Senate speech that Justice Department attorneys had advised the FBI they had "a complete, airtight ca.se of violation of the espionage act” agaJiust Drew Pearson, a Washington columnist.
McCaithy .said at that time the case was based on material Pearson publl.shed in a column In December, 19.'iO. about intelligence reports on the strength of Chinc'-e
County seat of Duval.
Pan* baa denied he carried a gun. The state rested at 5:15 p. m. The defense will oix.*ii its case tonio-nx)w.
Ed JJoyd Jr., Parr’s attorney, fold County Judge Wash St(fi*m Jr. he expected to be finished in “two or three hours.”
Marroquir. testified he was positive it was a pistol Parr pointed at him.
Marroquin said as he drove a-
Teachen Pay Raise Bill Passes Senate by 27-1
Communist forces, Pearson said; from the ¡»litlcal meeting he hi.s information had been cleared f f ditch, When he was
with military aulhoritie.s and that «vv'«y he said he
the .senator wa.s ‘‘rehashing a out. "You need any help?
phonv . . . incident which he knows U*’ doors of the car
to be absolutely false.” opened. Parr and Juan Barrera
There is no record '•«'*« at hTm.
ever having been brought against , ^ u
Pearson cursed by
’ Investigation Set i h** ^
McCarthy has yielded the chair-i, manship of his investigations sub- County Atty. Sam Burris Jr. committee to Mundt while It In- a‘>ked .Marroquin why he didn t vestigates: companions.
1 The Army’s charges that Me- Donato Serna, a spokesman foe. Carthy and Hoy Cohn, chief sub- , the Freedom party, testified he
committee counsel, exerted pressure to get favored treatment fir draftee G. David Schine, a former
received a call from Marroquin.
“ Donato, don't leave the house,”* he said Marroquin told him, '"Tell
Sampson Electric Co., Lubbock, w'ill do the job for $28,100. Electrical connection work costing $1,-470 w'ill be done by Nelson Electric Co. contractor on the school work.
Administrators for the 1954 - 55 school year were also elected. None of them having .served over three years in that capacity.
Tho.se up for election, their positions and salaries were:
Maurine Mays, elementary supervisor. $5..500; P. E. Shotwell, coordinator of health and physical education, $6,500; Troy Caraway, art supervisor, $3,390; Paul Steph, principal of .Alta Vista Elementary School, $5,280; Claude Willis,
See SCHOOL, Pg. 5-A, Col. 2
FOR INDOCHINA FIGHT
Admiral Radford Hints At More U. S. Aid for French
WASHINGTON. March 22 (^1— Adm. Arthur W. Radford, chair-
Dechaux commands French air r prevent a possible debacle In fn-operatlons In the current bitter i dochina. and that the U. S. Joint
of Midland for the 16th Congrei sional post.
Neither has formally announced, but their trial balloons are up.
Corbin, a Lubbock attorney, said Monday, “No comment” to the rumor,
“But, it looks logical,” he conceded.
Corbin's senatorial districts, before recent re - districting, and .since, cover all Mahon’s congressional district except Scurry. Mitchell and Haskell Counties, hn pointed out.
What’s Shivers Doing?
In all politics, the over.shadovv-ing question, of course, is; Who’s going to run for Governor? or, to put it another way, What’s Shivers going to do?
Gov. Allan Shivers hasn’t yet revealed his plans.
House Speaker Reuben Senter-fitt is an avowed candidate for Governor. His political p’ans make the line-up in the House thin .session very interesting. And, Sen. Joe Russell of Royce City said on the floor of the Senate last week that he’ll oppose Shivers for Governor if no one else does.
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man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, battle against Communist-led Viet-1 Chiefs were considering a P>'opo^i Ayallljl T01111110 DCHI hinted at possibly greater U. S. airji^^jqb forces besieging the French'*! io send perhaps 25 more B-o aid to France’s Communist-beset bastion of Dien Bien Phu. More Bfiht bombers and additional U*»-;
forces in Indochina today.
Emerging from a 30-minute conference with President Eisenhower at the White Hou.se, Radford told newsmen the United States "will certainly consider” sending more B26 bombers to help the hard-pressed French forces if such a request is made.
than 300 U. S. Air Force techni- Port plane.s.
ciaiw and civilian transport pilots | The United States has already
are now aiding the French in servicing planes or delivering supplies in Indochina.
allocated more than $1,200,000.000 in military, economic and technical aid to Indochina in the current
Radford’s hint of a possible stei>- fiscal year ending June 30. up in U. S. air aid came as he lefti Geu. Ely avoided a direct reply the White House with Gen, Paul when asked whether France was Ely, chief of the French armed i seeking additional bombers, trans-‘ .. . - helicopters from this
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He also commented that If ^ forces, who is here on a three-day 1 ports planes are sent, he does not count... ...................
’te’hnl- Radford (old reporters that aa »«id Ameriean military ald'la "so
;fani To Inio™C;. to keep them far a. he kno« (here^ha. been « '» » J .. 'ToP»’
To Be Heard Today
AU.STIN, March 22 — A protest of the "no parking” ordinance on U. S. Highway 80 in Abilene will be heard Tuesday morning by the State Highway Commission.
Dallas Scarborough, Abilene attorney, requested the hearing and is due to be spokesman for an Abi-' lene delegation.
In flying operation.
At Hanoi, Indochina, Brig. Gen. Jean Dechaux said if more U. S. aircraft are sent now, it would be necessary to send service crews along to maintain them because the French art ihort of that type if personnel.
‘ country’. The French military chiet j Also set down for hearing Tues-
I a roposed grade separaUon. U. S. no formal request by France fori However, he did not specifically. Highway 277, Southern Pacific Rail-more air aid. He said, however, j rule out a request for such assisW way in Del Rio. asked by Mrs.
the Indoc’alna program is being' ante.
discussed and modified daily, de- Despite the reported gravity of
pending upon requirements.
Previously, it had been widely reported that the French were
the French position at Dien Bien Phu. Adm. Radford told newsmen confidently that “the French are
seeking aerial relnf<,tcementa to going to win" the batUe there.
Dorothy Gillis Gurley, state representative.
Routing of U. S. Highway 180 through Mineral Wells, asked by Mayor John T. Beckwortb, Mineral WeUf.
AUSTIN. .March'22 .F—The teachers pay raise bill rolled quickly over mild Senate opposition today and a 27-1 vote sped it to the House.
It was a impressive, lopsided victory for Gov. Shivers’ program in the first floor test of the .special session.
By Sen. A M. Aikin Jr., Paris, the measure would Increase the base pay of teachers $402 per year and radically change the basis for local-state financing of public education.
The House also pas.sed its first bill, a measure to create a second county court - at - law for Nueces County.
Both houses then quit to make way for important committee sessions during the afternoon to give tax and Communist control measures their first airing.
Aikin told the Senate abtiut half of the state’s teachers would automatically get the full $402 per year raise provided by his bill.
They are those getting only minimum salaries on the stale teachers* pay schedule.
Increases for other teachers would depend on how much they are presently making above minimum standards. If they are already getting $402 above the minimum, it would take local board action to give them any raise.
Shireman Votes No
.Sen. William Shireman. Corpus Christi. cast the only "no” vote and raised the only opposition In floor debate.
He raised the issue that there Is still not enough money In the treasury to pay for the Increase.
"We are now in exactly the same position we were in last year when we passed a bill to rai.se the teachers pay," he argued.
"If we issue another hot check to the teachers today, we’ll go home in exactly the same shape (as before),” he added.
The Legislature a year ago voted a $600 pay raise for teachers, but failed to pass a tax bill to finança it
Alkifl countered that the House
was working on a revenue measure and it was In the interest of saving time that the Senate should work on the teacher pay raise bill in the meantime.
Shireman contended, "the oil and gas people in my district arc going to pay the biggest part of this increase” He said he thought the senate ought to find out first how the money was going to be raised before spending it.
The bill, a compromise by a committee named by Gov. Shivers and the Texas State Teachers Assn.
See TEACHERS. Pg. 5-A, Col. 1
member of the sulieommittee staff.'the men that George Parr is out-2. Cuuntereharges that t h e j side. He’s armed and he’s mad.” Army was holding .Schine in "hrs-! Burris asked Marroquin why he tage" while It tried to divert Me- had lived in Corpus Christi and Carthy's inve.stigation of alleged Alice since the Jan. 16 Incident.
See MUNDT, Pg. 5-A, Col $
“Because I was afraid to live in San Diego. I don’t feel safe.”
I. a. utrxRTwrNT or co.MMratE WEATIILK BlKfcAl
ABILE.NE ANU VICINITY - Cloudy and mild Tu«»day and Wednesday Llfht rain or thundershowers likely Tuesday and Tuekday night High Tuesday 7S to M. low Tuesday night M and high Wednesday In ths low 70»
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Mostly cloudy with scattered showers snd thundershowers Tuesday and Wednesday; cooler Tuesday and Tuesday night.
WEST TEXAS-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers snd thundersht wers Tuesday and Wednesday, little change in Fsn-handle and upper South Flams snd cooler el*e»:¡- e Tutsdsy snd Tuesdsy night
EA.iT AND SOl'TH CENTRAL TKX-AS Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderkhowers Tuesday and Wednesday, cooler In North Tuesday night and Wednesday. moetly fresh, southerly winds on the coast TKMFKItATlKKS Mmi a M. Mon P M
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High and low temperatures for 34 hours ended at §30 pm : §7 and t3.
High and low temperatures sams data last ytar: 71 and 47.
Sunset last night • »3 pm. Sunrise today 1:3« a.m. Suneet tonight S »3.
Baromet» rtadlng at § 30 p m. 31 •*.
RcIaUvs l^umldUy at I.M pm. 4S?b.
FIRE SWEEPS Bl ILIHNGS ALONG “SKID ROW * — A
huge cloud of smoke rises from burning building on the 1200 block of West Madison Street in Chicago, in me heart of “skid row” district. The blaze started in the Elroy Manufacturing Co., and spread to a four-story apartment building and a six-story factory building. Alex Koot, 70-year-ola pensioner, lost his life. Damage was estimated at 175,000.