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   Monroe Morning World (Newspaper) - March 1, 1953, Monroe, Louisiana                                 Nortlieaft Louiiiaiui’t >% Morning Newipaper  The Morning World brlngt to thouiandi of Northeast Louisiana readers the latest news, Including general news and sports news appear* Ing In no other morning newspaper circulated in this area. Read th« World for your morning news of the Twin Cities. Northeast Louisiana, the nation and the world.  iWonroe  ng World  The Weather  LOUISIANA—Conslderabli cloudinecs nnd mUd Sunday and Monday; widely scattered showers and thundershowers Sunday nifilil nnd Monday and in north and west portions Suii* d 3y*  AKKANSAS—Consld«rable cloudiness with moderate temperatures and scattered showers and thundershowers Sunday and Monday.  MONROE—Maximum 67, minimum 49.  VOL. 24.--NO. 125  Full Asêociated Pre§» And United Pre$$  MONROE, LOUISIANA, SUNDAY. MARCH 1, 1953  FIFTY-FOUR PAGES  PRICE TEN CENTS  i  Monroe Will Be Host For Mason Meet  106th Louisiana Convocation Opens March 15  Monroe will be host to the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Louisiana and the Grand Council, Royal and Select Masters of Louisiana in their annual convocations here March 15 through 17. Headquarters for the annual state affair will be the Virginia Hotel.  This, the 106th convocation of the grand chapter, will be presided over by Heniy O. Hartman, of Monroe, who is Grand High Priest.  The Grand Chapter of Ix)uisiana Is a part of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons which, with jurisdiction over most of the Royal Arch Chapters on the North American continent, has more Masons numbered in its membership than any other Masonic organltation in the world. In addition to the members and officers of the Grand Chapter and Grand Council of I^uisiana, the Monroe meetings will be attended by several officers of the General Grand Chapter and the General Grand Council.  Frank Simmons, of Canada, first Grand Principal, the office that corresponds In the U. S. to Grand High Priest, has made reservations and plans to be In Monroe throughout the meetings, as will many Grand Chapter and Grand Council officers from neighboring states.  A full schedule has been arranged making provision for each of the ceremonies and other activities that characterize the annual York RIt« convocations as follows: Sunday, March 15, 2 p. m. the Kail^ts of the York Cross of ^ Honor will confer its order at the I Masonie Temple. At S p. m. the f ■ Order of the Silver Trowel will be ^ conferred at the temple foUowed at 7:M p. m. with the Divine and Memorial services at the First  lOMiiteQ«« m Tw«sftfa pftf«}  U. s. Seeking Middle East DefensePact  WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (iB-The United ^ates acclaimed the development of a strong new defease aiaSat Red aggression in one sec-’ tor of the Middle East today. But la another sector, troubled Iran, ; officials found cause for grave con-\ cern.  These were the conflicting reactions to developments in the strategic region wliere the United States and its allies have vital oil operations and through which many key communication routes pass:  1.    The State Department hailed as a contribution to “the free world’s defense against aggression" the signing of a defense pact by Greece and Turkey with Communist but anti-Husslan Yugoslavia. This closes a gap in the defense system lying between Southern Russia, the satellite Balkans and the region of the Eastern Medlter ranean in the Middle East.  2.    Mob demonstrations in Tehran by rival supporters of the Shah of Iran and Premier Mossadegh were watched closely by officials here for any evidence that they might lead to a political upheaval. Any upsurge of Communist political power here would threaten the security of the whole world.  Ever since the North Atlantic Treaty was developed and formation of the Western European-Mediterranean defense system was undertaken, strategists here have been inclined to look upon the problems of Europe and the Middle East as essentially inter-related.  The new pact means that Yugoslavia and Greece-Turkey now can plan a common defense. It does not, however, close the gap between Yugoslavia and Italy — a division caused not only by years of distrust and by the postwar quarrel over Trieste but also by deep differences or attitude toward the Roman Catholic church.  In Iran, American officials have been fearful for a long time of an ^ternal political crisis which the feeds might exploit to eventually f deliver Iran into Soviet domination.  ‘ii  ri  i  ' r ii  YES WE ARE OPEN  Todoy we are open from 10 o. m, until 12 noon to take wont ads for the Mondoy NEWS-STAR— WORLD.  CALL 5161  the wont od number  let 0 wont ad in the NEWS-STAR —WORLD help you.  Ask oboMt our low 7-time rote with cofKellotion privileges.  Chiang Tells Free China To Mobilize  TAIPEH, Sunday. March 1 Otneralisslmo Chiang Kai - shek called on Formosa and the rest of free Cbina Saturday to mobilize all its manpower and resources and speed united efforts for recovery of the Chinese Communist mainland in the near future.  In his first message since President Elsenhower lifted the ban on operations by Nationalist military forces against the Reds, Chiang said;  “The moment of our counterattack Is drawing nearer and nearer. . . .  “Hundreds of millions of our compatriots are suffering from oppression at the hands of Russian puppets and are eagerly looking to us to deliver them at an early date."  The veteran Nationalist leader Issued a 7,000 word statement on the eve of the third anniversary of his reassumption of the presidency of the Republic of China.  Chiang recalled that when he resumed office the entire mainland was lost, the nation was shaken to its foundation and there was danger on all sides. He said that "innumerable difficultés” had been overcome in the following years.  He urged redoubled efforts to reduce expenses and Increase production “at this time when feverish preparations are being made for counterattacking the mainland.”  However, observers did not interpret this to mean that a counterattack against the China mainland was Imminent, or even liisely to occur at all In 1953. Military authorities felt that until Chiang is assured adequate naval and air support, his chances of a successful drive against the mainland were severely limited.  Chiang said the two main points of the political program for 1953 would be In fulfilling the “land to the tiller” farm reform program and starting a four-year plan of Industrial and agricultural development, aimed at making Formosa self-sufficient.  Annual Delhi Livestock Show Opens Monday  DELHI, Feb. iSpeciaH- A parade by dorens of bands from schools throughout Northeast Ixiuls-iana will formally open the 13th annual Northeast l/>uisiana l-ive-stock show here Monday and show officials Saturday were predicting record-busting entries in both beef and dairy cattle divisions.  The newly-enlarged exhibit space will house livestock entries from eight states. In addition, the show will feature what officials term the largest poultry exhibit In the history of the stock show.  On the sidelines, a variety of entertainment programs have been arranged for visitors who are expected to flock here from throughout north Ivoulsiana. Tops among these Is the square dance series which will t>e held Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m.  Breeds from Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Mississippi, I^ulslana, Texas and Arkansas will compete for the $10,000 premium list offered In the show. Aber-deen-Angus, Herefords, shorthorn,  Board Okays Expansion Of LSU Stadium  Supervisors Vote 8 To 5 In Favor In Long Session  BATON ROUGE, Feb. 2» (» — The Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors voted 8-5 today to e.xpand the football stadium after a six - hour mcetin.g that suddenly exploded with an exchange of harsh words.  There were hints of law suits and an unsuccessful attempt to have the athletic department Investigated.  The action was taken in an atmosphere that several board members described as “the most controversial Issue to face this university since the days of the Louisiana scandals.”  The stadium expansion project had provoked a storm of public controversy throughout the state in recent w-eeks.  For nearly four and a half hours, board members listened quietly and earnestly to a series of speakers who argued the merits of accepting or postponing action on a bid to Increase the present stadium capacity to 65.0^ seats by enclosing the south end with 20,000 seats.  Opponents of the stadium project urged a new campus library as the university’s greatest and most immediate need. They cited LSU President Troy H. Middleton as their authority. He remained silent during the debate.  When voting time came, the meeting suddenly burst open at the seams as Mrs. Margaret Dixon. a Baton Rouge board member, called for a “stem to stern” investigation of the LSU athletic department.  Within a few minutes, member Tom Dutton of New Orleans threatened he might sue member Thomas I^eigh of Monroe for “crowning calumnies” contained In a letter circulated among board members. Dutton said “I might turn I this over to my attorney.” i The board rejected the Investigation of the athletic department j by a 9-3 vote.  ' When the meeting ended. L^igh and Dutton were still glaring at each other and Inquiring about the other's “solvency" In the event of  Angry Iranian Demonstrators Force Mossadegh Into Refuge  Shah Loyalists Drive Premier To U.S. Offices  (ConUuuid OB TwfUm P«|»)  March Scheduled For Quiet Entry  The weather man says March will tiptoe Into the Twin Cities today like a lamb, which according to the Wd adage means It's going to kick up a ruckus on the way out.  Mild weather Is seen by the forecaster for today with a possibility of showers tonight.  Yesterday’s mild weather saw the mercury climb to 67 degrees with a low of 49.  «Continued cm Twelfth Page)  Palace Opens  Anniversary  Celebrations  j For the second time in its history,  : the Palace in Monroe is “cutting a birthday cake” for Hs custom-I ers throughout North I^ouisiana.  ! The occasion Is the golden annl-j versary of the department store, i marking the close of the first bO years of Its service. The event began yesterday with ceremonies in which Monroe’s Mayor John Coon cut the ribbon to throw open the store to the public, and It will continue through tomorrow and Tuesday.  And with the announcement of this unique anniversary event came the answer to the puzzling equation—“25 plus 25 equals 20”— which has been published In the Monroe News-Star and Morning World for the past two weeks.  The solution is “25 years plus 25 years equals a 20 per cent reduction of all Items In the Palace, except those fair traded,” according to Jack Masur, president and manager of the store.  The Palace has not made a policy pf conducting sales during its half-century of service, and the only other such event was staged by the store In 19!^ on the occasion of Its twenty - fifth anniversary, Masur explained.  The current celebration Is built around the theme of “slicing the cake” for the patrons who have made possible the growth of the Palace, he said.  ‘Rivets’ To Begin In Monday World  B R A N D E I) — Mexican actress Rosaura Revu-eltas held in El Paso without bail by U. S. Immigration authorities on charges of entering the country illegally. The Mexican Academy Award stars latest picture, “S a 11 of the Earth’', was branded “a new w’eapon of Russia” by California congress-m a n Donald Jackson, (NEA Telephoto)  TrooperSlays Self With Gun  j  At Home Here  I Harry .McGcp, 38, state police sergeant stationed at Troop F shot i himself Saturday shortly after 5 p. m. at his residence. 2.317 Trenton, with his regulation M Smith-Wesson police revolver.  Dr, J. T. French, Ouachita par-i ish coroner, declared the state po-I lice officer’s death as suicide, j French stated that no note was I found.  I Coroner French said that the sin-I gle blast of the gun was fired j through McGee’s mouth.  I McGee, who went to work for the state police In 1940. had been on sick leave from the department i since Feb. ID. After taking sick leave absence he entered St. Francis Sanitarium and was discharged Sunday, Feb. 22 after physicians reported no visible disorders.  Chief Jeff Caldwell of the West Monroe police and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s department stated that Sgt. McGee and his wife had returned home frofri* Baton Rouge between 4:45 and 5 p. m. yesterday, canceling a proposed trip to New Orleans, The couple had gotten as far as Baton Rouge when McGee declared that he “wanted to go home because be was so nervous he didn’t think he could complete the trip,” Caldwell said.  Shortly after arriving home he undressed In his bedroom of the two-story home and asked his wife to make him some coffee. She was In the kitchen when she heard the single blast of the .38.  Upon arriving In the room she found McGee lying on the bed. the pistol on his chest.  Caldwell stated that after Mrs. McGee left the room the sergeant left the bed and walked approximately 16 feet to the closet where he got his pistol from a shelf.  Relatives stated that McGee had spent more than a week without being able to sleep. He had stated  Van Fleet Will Brief Ike On War Situation  General, President Meet Wednesday With Top Officials  AUGUSTA, Ga., Feb. 28 m— President Eisenhower will get a first hand report on the Korean War at a Washington conference Tuesday with Gen. James A. Van Fleet, just returned to the United States from command of the Eighth Army in Korea.  The President and Van Fleet will meet at tlie While House at 12:30 p.m., talk privately for a half hour, then lunch at the mansion with Gen. George C. Marshall, a group of Pentagon officials and congressional leaders.  Marshall was Army chief of staff during World War II and he served during the Truman administration as secretary of state and later as secretary of defense.  Eisenhower’s press secretary. James C. Hagerty, announced plans for the Tuesday conference and luncheon as the President spent another day on the golf course at the Augusta National Club. He plans to fly back to Washington tomorrow afternoon.  Eisenhower was awaiting the arrival here late today of Bobby Jones, golfing immortal, at whose cottage the President is staying.  Eisenhower has painted a portrait of Jones and arranged to pre-.^ent it to the one-time grand slam champion of the links.  The Eisenhower-Van Fleet meeting v.'ill i)e their first since early December u'hf-r» the President made a pre-inaugural trip to Korea in search of a way to end the stalemated war.  Jes'Ramblin  Future space- ship travelers to the moon can stop worrying about that safe- arrival telegram to the little woman hack home. F'. R. Dawson. Western l.’nion manager, solemnly announced Saturday that high altitude tests of the new facsimile telegraph, that flashes messages in “picture’' form at the push of a htitinn, proved that the machine works perfectly at 40,-000 feet, — in other words about eight miles up.  Mr. Dawson says It should work equally well at a 100-mile altitude where outer space begins and the air is so rarified. it is almost a complete vacuum., and the moon? well Its maximum distance from the earth (if you are interested) Is only about 252.000 miles away If the wind Is with you.  The stratosphere facsimile lest required no rocket flight into wild blue yonder. What Western Union engineers did wa.s this; In their New York City laboratories, 100 feet up on the ninth floor, they sealed a stripped down facsimile machine inside a glass evacuation bell.  An exhaust pump, in a half hour, sucked the air from inside the glass bell. Finally a special meter registered 40,000 feet-  YOU’RE SEEING TRIPLE, TWICE i—With their triplets in identical strollers, Mrs. Arthur E. Bishop (left), 19, and Mrs. Robert J. Lorge, 26, compare notes on common problems during an airing of their offspring as they chanced to meet w^hile walking in Long Beach, Calif. The two women, both of whom are named Mary, live only three-quarters of a mile apart.  Murderer Stops Play On Murder  SUNDOWN, Tex., Feb. 28 (AP)—A clean-cut teacher quietly interrupted a murder play rehearsal to ki!! a friend he accused of forcing his wife to make love.  Blond Jack Killings worth. 29. :-------------------- -----  fold his story today to reporters and officers at a i)ond hearing in nearby l^evclland.  The man he killed last night was Richard McChristial, 37, muscular vocational agriculture teacher at Sundown High School.  Killingsworth said “I went crazy” when hi«; wife (old him the family friend had forced her to make love to him.  The yoimg high school shop  Senators Told Security Risks Hold High Jobs  NEW YORK, Feb. 2R r — men rejected for posts with the Voice of America for security teacher, an amateur gunsmith who ' reasons now hold “high portions“ boasts he can bit a running coyote ¡under the U. S. high cnmmsssioner with ease, grabbed a .22 caliber to Germany, a witness said today.  Emergency Session Of Parliament Called After Flight  TEHRAN, Iran, Feb. 28 (AP)—Mobs supporting the young Shah and Iran’s powerful old Moslem religious leader crashed down the gates of Premier Mohainmed Mossadegh’s home today with a jeep and forced the aged Premier ; to flee to Parliament.  *    The Shah. Mohammed Kcza Pah-levi, who bears the title of Em-  j peror of f'mperors, cancelled plans i to leave Iran,  The Premier’s escape was made under covering gunfire of his residence guardsmen.  ; Some Demonstrators were ' wounded but their leader, driving the jeep through the garden gates as a battering ram. entered the front door of the house as Mossadegh, clad in pajamas, fled from I the rear.  j Mossadegh took refuge first in ; the adjoining offices of the U. S.  : government's Point Four program i and then in the usually Inviolate j Parliament Building.  In rapid order:  ! Mossadegh held an emergency Cabinet meeting during his flight, j Parliament met in ex!r«nrdinary  •    session with Mossadegh present in pajamas.  Thi» Shah hroadca«» to all Iranians his determination to .stay in his country.  Af^er Mossadegh reached the sanctuary of Parliament, it was reported late tonight he ordered hi.s bed and food broucht In. This usually indicate.s an extended slay during political upheaval*;.  The attack on his house wa.« considered * threat to hi«? safety; Iranian public figures under ilireat traditionally can camp in Parliament until the situation (-nais off.  The Shah and Mossadpch ha\e diifered in the past over the Shah's po.stwar campaign for land redis-  semi-automatic rifle and went out to cet McChristial.  He found him at the hich school  Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s Senate subcommittee Invcsticating pn«;si-ble s\ibversion and    in Vairc  auditorium, where McChristial was operations heard the testimony on  learninn a role in the faculty play, a murder mystery called “Meet the Body."  All 13 members of the cast were  a nationally televised hearing.  The witnes!, James F. Thompson, facilities manager for the Voice, said the men ^vcre Ed  present for the Friday night re- Schechter. now chief of the L'. S.  A wire-haired terrier with an Insatiable appetite for telephone cords, plus the World War II addiction of U. S. Navy bluejackets for canine company aboard ship, plus a land-locked sailor with evenings heavy on his hands, gave the world “Rivets,”  Already famous on two continents, “Rivets” comes to the comic strips—and to the pages of the Morning World, tomorrow fresh from eight years as a featured cartoon in one of America’! largest magazines.  Described as “the dog with a thousand expressions," ’‘Rivets’* ia the creation of George Stxta, a big, ioft-voiced vetertn of the eiriooa trad« wbo wai bimseU  nationally knowi before the wistful little wire-halr came out of his Ink bottle. Slxta was also the landlocked sailor—result of his enlistment In the navy shortly after World War II Involved the United States, and his assignment as a specialist first class to map-making duties in Washington.  In the navy’s public delations office, Slxta watched numerous photographs come through from the ships, and in many of them there were mascots, and • lot of the mascots were dogs. This set the sailor-cartoonist to thinking of Terry, the wiie-haired terrier which btd been the private mascot of  (cmubum m T9$um rtm  (Continued m Twelfth  Two Transferred To Penitentiary  Two men were transferred from the Ouachita parish jail to the state penitentiary at Angola Saturday by E. L. Walker, chief Investigator for the sheriff and district attorney offices,  Ouachita parish Sheriff Bailey Grant identified the men as George Henry Lee, 19, Negro, and Dave Franklin, Lee was sentenced to three years after pleading guilty to a charge of burglary of $27 in Ice cream from the Swaya^ school on the night of Feb. 13, He wns arrested the night of Feb. 16.  Franklin was found guilty of aggravated burglary and giveii • 3J year Mntenet.  (ConUnlied on Twelith Page)  Exemption On Homesteads Is Not Affected  Considerable apprehension on the j part of Ouachita parish property ! owners has been aroused by the I recent publication of a statement of I Governor Robert F. Kennon to the j effect that he favors abandoning of the property tax by the state and leaving thi.s collection to the local I governments.  Ouachita parish Tax Assessor Bert Coverdale has been contacted to determine if this means the elimination of homestead exemptions to home owners and has called attention to the following press statement: "In his press conference, the governor made clear he was not suggesting elimination of homestead exemptions.”  When contacted, Coverdale stated emphatically that Governor Ken-non’s statement In no way Inter-fears with the present homestead exemption allowance to bona-fide homeowners. Coverdale further urged everyone entitled to the exemptions to come by his office and sign the application as soon as possible.  Coverdale again reminds homeowner« that the deadllny for signing these txemptiott appUcatioiwi is May IS.  hearsal.  Killingsworth said he called to McChristial, "I want to see you. Mac.’*  Then it went like this, according to Killin£;sworth;  ISIcChristial walked outside with him, Killingsworth told him the reason for the talk and said, "I ju.st wanted to know why you w'ould do a thing like that.” They were standing beside Killings -worth’s car.  McChristial slumped Into the front seat and said, “I don’t know."  Killingsworth rcached into the car and took his rifle from the seat.  •‘Jack, for God’s sake, don’t do it!” McChristial said.  radio branch in Bonn, and Theodore Kaglian, who was chief of the press section in Gcimany.  Thompson said his own office had to work with the (ncn and that his department suficred “m-ordinate dela\’s” in developiuii a radio plant in Munich during the past four years.  Earlier, two Voice nffitials testified that the Slate Def)artment ' ordered suspension of anti-Com-i munist broadcasts to Israel last December — just two weeks after the Prague anti-Semitic trials.  These witness were Gerald Doo-hcr, chief of the Voice’s Near Kast and .^sia service, and his suhonii-nate. Sidney Glazer. chief of the Voice’s Hebrew service.  “It was a well struck blow for  Killingsworth emptied the 11 bul-; the Communist powers,” he added, lets in the magazine into .McChris- Dooher said the order came on Ual’s body,    ; Dec. 9 from Reed Harris, then  Killingsworth returned to the au- acting administrator of the Inter-ditorium. He told elementary! national Information Adminis-school principal Claude Tucker he Uration (TIA* in the absence of had shot his friend.    1 Dr. Wilson M. Compton.  ‘Sam Spade KOd With One Punch  HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 28 UP~Ac-tress Ida Lupino, her husband Howard Duff and a restaurant owner engaged in a fist-swinging, water-throwing fracas on the Sunset Strip early yesterday morning, the principals told reporters today.  The restaurant man. Jack Buchtel, said Duff, after an argument with Miss Lupino, came up to him and threatened him.  “I knocked him flat,” said Buchtel. '‘Then she grabbed a glass of water and threw it over Duff, trying to revive him. He got up again and started at me. 1 knocked him down a second time. That made Ida mad. She got another glass of w»ter «Dd threw it «t mt.  "I figured it was time to leave." Admitting a “misunderstanding” between her husband and the restaurant owner, Miss Lupino said: “I wasn’t even sitting with my husband when it started, 1 had walked to the opposite end of the bar to speak to a friend who came in. I looked around and saw this gentleman—I heard later U was Mr. Buchtel—push my hu.sband. Howard lost his balance.  “I asked a lady behind the bar to get a glass of w'ater, I didn't want any more trouble. I sprinkled the water over my husband. . . .  “I cannot understand why Mr. Buchtel says there was an argu-mtnt between my husband and mt.'* Duff declined comment.  Kick-off Dinner For Crippled Is Set For Monday  A campaign kick-off dinner for the Ouachita Parish Society for Crippled Children and Aiiuits will be held at the France.s Hold Monday at which time plan'^ will be coinpleled for the annual Ilaster ."^eai driv<% H, L, Hoss, prcsitlcnt of the society, has annouac«({.  The actual fund-raisln.t' di ivp will be Kill on March 5 wiion the seals will he sent to lfi,(KK) persons in Ujuachita parish. Money obtained from the sale of the seals will he used for the caring of 300 to 400 crippled children and adults in thif parish. The money is kept on hand and used as needed by the local persons whom the Ouachita parish Society for Crippled Children and •\dults feel are in need of any of the cares provided by the organization.  The program this year will b<* expanded to include scoutinc for crippied children, group meetings ! for the parents of crippled chil-(Iren. The purpose, Ross said, of 'these parent group meetings will he to instruct them how to deal with crippled children in the home and to make the necessary adjustments for normal, happy life, j ‘This program has proved to be i one of the most successful in the j city and parish due to the fact that I it is active 12 months of the year.*' j Ross said. “The board of director*  I meets one time a month to go over the problems of crippled children with the view of helping to bring them back to a normal life. Many j business and professional men and j women are donating their time and I money, hoping that there will be : enough funds to carry on the work I of the society.  ! “It is important hat upon receipt of the seals, persons send their money to the headquarters in order that we might be able to carry on the work for the crippled children and adults in Ouachita parish,*' he stated.  Officers in the society are R. L, Ross, president; Mrs. Henry Hinkle, vice-president; John Breard» treasurer; and Mn. Mae Modei, secretary*   

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