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Nevada State Journal (Newspaper) - August 21, 1954, Reno, Nevada
COMMUNITY JOB HOP BUILD THE NEW "Y" State immral Nevada's Largest Morning and Sunday Newspaper Polio Furi wHr Help EIGHTY-FOURTH 228 PHONE 8-4121 RENO, NEVADA, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1954 TEN CENTS ON NEWSSTANDS FOURTEEN PAGES TODAY U.S. Presses for Rearmed West Germany House. Senate Clear Decks, Adjourn Army Alerts Two Divisions In Withdrawal South Koreans Stage Protest Parades At Taegu NEWLY-ELECTED prime minister of Tunisia, Tamar Ben Ammar (right) and French Resident Gen. Georges Boyer de la Tour are shown in Tunis awaiting a trip to Paris to confer with French Premier Pierre Mendes-France on home rule. international) SEOUL, Aug. 20. U. S. 2nd arid 25th Infantry Divisions will leave Korea in the "immediate future" as part of the plan to muve four American divisions to'more strategic locations, it was an- nounced today. Gen. John E. Hull, U. S. com- mander in the Far Kast, said the 2nd Division will be sent to 1ho United States and the 25th to Ha- waii. The numbers of other di- visions slated for withdrawal will be announced later. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, com- mander of the U. S. 8th Army, said the 25th division will travp' at full utrens-lh some men but an group" of about men will carry home the 2nd Di- vision designation. The balance of the 2nd Division will be held here as replacements until they have served out the 16 months required for rotation. They will not be replaced when then- turn comes to go home. Meanwhile, about Koreans demonstrated in Taegu against the American withdrawal and another group staged a march against a ti. S. Air Force Base at Kangmms on the t-ast coast in protest against the armistice agreement. The demonstrators at Taegu, s.ite of the Army's vast supply head- quarters, carried banners with the slogans "let us prepare to march north alone" and "we object to the U. S. Army evacuation of PE1FINO DEMANDS L'N MEMBERSHIP WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. A defense official said today the Chinese Reds arc demanding a seat Jn the United Nations as their price for the release of 15 U. S.'Air Force- flyers being held as "political prisoners." The official disclosed that nego- tiations have been conducted through "third parties" during the past year for the release of the ail-men and other Americans being held by the Reds. He said the Communist position, In effect, lias been: "Admit us to the United Na- and we will release your men." Contest Will Court Battle Opens in Thome Case ____ CHICAGO, Aug. 20. court fight opened today over the will of Montgomery Ward Thorne, 20, who left thp bulk of his mail order estate to his sweetheart and her mother. The youth's will, wiitten nine days hofore he died under strange circumstances last June 19 was ad- mitted to probate. Shortly afterward, attorneys for his own mother, socially prominent Mrs. Marion Thome, filed suit in another court to have the will set The suit charged that Thorne'8 18-year-old Maureen Ragrn, and her mother, Aileen. usod undue influence on Thorne to get him to sign it. New Riots Feared In French Morocco Nationalists Call Strike in Protest To Banishment of Former Sultan RABAT, Morocco, Aug. 20. nationalists called a nationwide strike today on the first anniversary of France's banishment of the former sultan. The Istaqlal (Nationalist) party ordered all stores closed ind all employes, even those in administrative jobs, to quit work. Reports from Tetuan in Spanish Morocco said the nation- alists planned to organize demonstrations for their former sultan, Sicli Mohammed Ben Belgium Makes Try to Break EDC Deadlock France and Italy Draw Sharp Criticism By President Romantic Rumors Surround Princess At Birthday Event Youssef, whom the French ixiled to Madagascar. Whereas French and Span- ish Morocco are governed by separate nations, both serve the same sultan, who is now Sidi Mo- hammed Ben Moulay Arafa, uncle of 'he exiled ruler. Nationalist leader Abdel Kalek Torres was reported planning to make a speech at the mosque in Tctuan, followed by a parade with petitions for the return of Ben Youssef. Because the anniversary of Ben Youssef's exile falls on a Moslem religious day this year, French and Moroccan authorities took elabo- rate precautions against a new out- break of violence. Thus far this month 99 persons have been killed and 275 wounded in outbursts of terrorism. Violence resumed yesterday after a week of calm, Casablanca, the caliph of the pasha was murdered in an ambush and two' of ,his bodyguards were wounded. Authorities said several terrorists participated in the kill- ing of the caliph. Two hours later, Tali Brn Ahmed, a Casablanca official equivalent to an American ward leader, was as- sassinated in the same spot. Church-Red Gulf Termed Deep EVANSTON, III., 20. Dibelius. Tho congregations Jacob A clergyman from the Soviet Zone (supervises are in the German Soviet of Germany saifl today Communism and Christianity so diametri- cally opposed that "the gulf cannot bridged." The Rev. Dr. Guenter Jacob spoke at a meeting of accredited visitors to the second assembly of the World Council of Churches. He is general superintendent of a large district- of tho Evangelical Union Church of Berlin-Brandenburg, I headed by Bishop Friedrich K. O. Shakedown in Liquor Permit lications Told in Court Appli SAN DIEGO, Calif.. Aug. 20. (IB A witness in superior count today told of an alleged second big shake- down of liquor license applicants Involving Charles E. Berry, former liquor administrator for San Diego Imperial coun'ics. The witness, bar-owner Roy Bo- eardo, told the court he acted as middleman In a payoff made by Pacific Beach tavern owner .'WillUun E. Wilson. Bocardo laid he went to Berry uked how vVilson could get n license. Bocardo said Berry told Wm "it would take Boctrdo said Wilson brought an to his bar and later came to my place and ricked It up." WM erfed to Hie wit nets N E W fi C H1V E stand and testified that he paid Bocardo the S4.000 for the license. The license wns issued last Febru- ary. Thp testimony csme shortly after Frank Bompensiero, a local tavern operator, surrendered as the third man in a new indictment issued by the county grand jury last night in connection with the investiga- tion of liquor license irregularities. The two other persons named in the now indictment. Berry and for- mer nity councilman Al Bennett, surrendered last night. Berry, Bennett and Harry Steetle are de- in the superior court ac- tion as a result of an earlier grand jury indictment charging conspi- racy, grand theft, attempted grand theft and bribery in liquor licence tnnsiicttonf. Zone. His speech was the boldeal at- tack upon the Communists at the current assembly by any of the dele- gates from behind the Iron Curtain. Council spokesman said it was their understanding that the Soviet gov- ernment had refused at first to let him come here but then relented. In another outspoken address to- day, Methodist Bishop Sante Uber- to Barbieri of Buenos Aires charged that the Roman Catholic Church is trying to curtail religious liberties iin Latin America. The Rev. Mr. Jacob said that un- til the spring of last year there had been "dramatic conflicts" between the church and the government of the German People's Republic in the Eastern Zone since 1945. From 1945 to 1953, he said, the "life of the churches was deeply scarred by harsh measures on the part of the state administration, by ideological propafi nda in schools and universities, ty courses and public meetings, and by a skillfully planned press campaign. "This period came to an end in the middle of last year when the 'New Line' was proclaimed by the government." he said. "We gratefully acknowledge that the promises made at that time to the churches have been fulfilled up to he said. "That is why things are much easier for the churches under the new policy than they were even IB months ago." NEJV COMPROMISE ATTEMPT MADE BRUSSELS, Aug. 20. gian Foreign Minister Paul Henri- Spaak in a dramatic llth hour move to break the deadlock be- tween France and her allies, to- day put forward his own compro- mise plan to save the European army plan. Spaak introduced his compro- mise formula during today three- and-one-half hour conference ses- sion of the six nations which hope to form a unified continental de- fense force. The project has been threatened with collapse by French insistence on crippling restrictions unaccept- able to the other five nations of the European community. The ministers and heads of state attending the conference recessed until 5 p. m. to study the new pro- Its contents were not immedi- ately disclosed. But informed sources believed Spaak had offered a modification of the .controversial plan brought to Brussels by French Premier Pierre Mendes-France. Spaak, these sources said, sought to find a way to satisfy French fears of German rearmament with- out imposing restrictions on Ger- man elements of the proposed de- fense force which West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer has branded "discriminatory." Abandon Pacts TreatlesWith Japan Meet Opposition 20. Adjournment-conscious Senate Re- publican leaders today abandoned plans to ratify two taxation treaties with Japan when Sen. George W. Malone (R-Nev.) threatened to make a long fight against them. The two treaties are designed to avoid double taxation and provide other international tax agreements. Senate Republican Leader William F. Knowland (Calif.) said the Sen- ate may consider them when and if it returns to consider the report of the committee studying censure .proposals against Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy Malone accused Knowland of trying to "jam things through the Senate that are not understood by any senator on this floor." -He said the "avowed purpose" of the two treaties was "to give Japan advan- tages in our markets." WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. President Eisenhower said today that no measures to defend free Europe from Soviet aggression can be "fully effective" without a re- armed, sovereign West Germany. Mr. Eisenhower deplored the failure of France and to ratify the European army plan which would bring West German military forces within its organization. He said failure to ratify the plan poses a "serious" obstacle to the "adequate" defense of western Eu- rope. At the same time, he reportc-d that the- military strength of the North Atlantic treaty forces had been built up to the point'where they "could not be overwhelmed by sudden surprise attack" in Europe. "An aggressive assault from the East could not be launched with- out extensive preparatory meas- ures which would allow time for mobilization of defense forces in the European he said. Mr. Eisenhower said the United States''has poured more than into western Europe for fighting equipment since 1949. This has helped to provide a better de- fense now than at any time since the end oC World War II, he said But the President deplored French and Italian reluctance to ratify the European defense com- munity treaty. He said "the latter deficiency constituted the most serious single obstacle to an ade- quate European defense posture." The President made the state- ments in a report to Congress on operations of the U. S. foreign aid program during the first six months of this year. LONDON, Aug. 20. London Daily Herald said today that Princess Margaret prob- ably will announce her engage- ment to Colin Tennant tomor- row. The newspaper frankly ascribed its reports to "rumors." Tomorrow is the 24th birth- day of the "bachelor princess." On each of her last three birth- days similar speculation of ro- mance has cropped up. Ike Approves Curbs on Reds Immunity Be Civen Federal Witnesses WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. President Eisenhower today signed into law three of a half new bills giving his administration ad- ditional weapons against Com- munist subversion and espionage. Bills signed by the President would: 1. Compel witnesses before con- gressional committees and federal courts to testify against traitors, saboteurs and spies 'by granting them immunity from prosecution for any statement that might be incriminating. Those granted im- munity would be subject to con- tempt prosecution if they refused to talk. 2. Provide stiffer penalties for harboring fugitives 3. Make it a crime to jump bail. The immunity measure is aimed at balky witnesses who invoke the Fiflh amendment in refusing to testify. Under the new law, im- munity can be granted only by a federal court instead of the attor- ney general as Mr. Eisenhower re- quested. Congress voted to arm the Presi- dent with most of the legal weapons he sought to strike at Communism at home and to pro- tect the nation from spies and sab- oteurs, One of the other bills on the President's desk is an "extra It would strip the party of all its legal rights and deny government bar- gaining services to unions and busi- ness groups which are "Communist infiltrated." High Batting Average Boast Of Eisenhower Postal Worker Wage Increase Faced By Veto LDS Church Officer Arrives in Japan TOKYO, Aug. 20. (U.R) _ Elder Harold B. Leo of the Mormon church met with U. S. Military leaders and members of the Lat- ter-Day Saints mission here Fri- day, shortly after a storm-delayed debarkation from the liner Presi- dent Cleveland. Lee, one of the 12 Apostles of the church and chairman of its military affairs committee, is here on a Far East inspection tour and visit to servicemen. He will travel through Japan, South Ko- rea, Okinawa, Hongkong, the Phil- ippines and Guam. "I hope my visits will strength- en the bonds, between our official leadership, laymen's groups and Lee told United Press at the Tokyo mission. "I bring instructions and counsel to our people out here." Deduction in Taxes Sought by Teachers CHICAGO, Aug. 20. The AFL American Federation of Teachers today demanded that teachers be permitted to deduct as business expenses the cost of obtaining whatever education they need for advancement. The union passed a resolution at its national convention saying that Internal Revenue collectors in various districts have differed on whether to allow such income tax deductions. Southern Pacific Declares Dividend PORTLAND, Ore., 20. (W President D. J. Russell of the Southern Pacific Company an- nounced today that the railroad's directors had declared a quarterly dividend of 75 cents a bhare on outstanding'capital stock, payable Sept. 20, 1954, to stockholders of record Aug. 30, 1954. The announcement followed the meeting of the directors here. WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. The Republican controlled 83rd Congrcf cleared the legislative decks for adjoin r. .lent tonight by passing the administration-backed compromise bill bringing more persons under social security The House and Senate, their members straining to get home for election campaigning, also rushed through at the last minute a pay raise lor pos- tal and civil service workers It faces a presidential veto because Congress refused to approve a com- pensating postal rate increase. Lost in the last-minute rush was the administration's bill for construction ot a. upper Colorado River reclama- tion project. Senate leaders laid it aside after the Honae made clear It would not there. The House spent much of its final day paying tribute to mem- bers who will not return next year, either because of retirement or de- feat in primary elections. The House cleared up its business at p.m., PDT, and waited for thi> Senate to finish. Before .adjourning at p. m. the Senate adopted a reso- lution stating that Its members are subject to recall on five da> s' notice by the Republican and Democratic loaders to hear thp report of a committee studying censure charges against Sen, Joseph B. McCarthy. B., Wis. The senators will be railed back some time this fulL The last official act of the Sen- ate before quitting was to pass a House-approved resolution oppos- i ig use of U. S. funds to pay dam- ages to 11 American employes of the United Nations who refused to answer questions before the Sen- ate internal security subcommit- tee. The employes were dismissed from the UN but upon appeal to the UN administrative tribunal awarded them in damages. The award was sustained by the International Court of Justice and is now before tl.e UN Assembly for action. The resolution does not have the force of law, but asks the U. S. delegation at the UN to take "all possible steps" to prevent the pay- ments. In the midst of the getaway rush, White House aides said that Mr. Eisenhower could claim a "pretty good" batting average of .830 on his legislative program! They also said he had "played quite an appre- ciable part" in seeing that 80 per cent of the measures he sought found their way through the con- gressional maze. They listed 65 administration measures, large and small, and claimed that all but ll'had been passed As Presidrntial Assistant Gerald D. Morgan put it: "The administra- Defense Strategy Stays Unchanged 'Massive Retaliation' Plan Backed Despite Charge of Confusion OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 20. of State 'iobert Murphy restated today that U. S. military strategy itill depends upon instant and massive retaliation in event >f attack. He reiterated this keystone of new American foreign oolicy in an address prepared for the Air Force Association. That group's board of directors yesterday called the admin- stration's concept of massive retaliation so confusing that Communist nations "are ikely to be deferred by it." Murphy said "cold war de- nands cold nerves." The Unit- id States will not be diverted by "small commotions." "If we have held our fire, if we have refused to bring our reserves (See High, page 6, Col 1) Appeal to CAB Air Stewardesses File Against Airline of power to bonr pi eoniptorily upon peripheral situations, it is be- cause of our deliberate and calcu- lated policies, not lully to engage our strength so long as there is hope for a peareful and reasonable settlement of the conflict that is engrossing too much of the ener- gies and resources ot the Murphy said. 3-Nallon Pact In an earlier speech to the AFA today, Chairman W. Sterling Cole (R-N. of tha joint congressional Living Costs Mount Upward Pay Hike Scheduled For WASHINGTON, AUK. M The cost of living edged up again in July, giving auto, an- ciaft, and farm equipment worK- iTS a cent an hour pay increase, the government reported today. This was the third sti.iiKht monthly rise in Hie Kuvcau ol La- bor Statistics consumer price in- dex. The July iiKiea.se of atomic energy committee called on of l ccnt ln. the United States and Canada u Ul (ho rocord of enter a continental defense pact to meet the threat of atomic at tacit, Ho said such a pact would be the continental defense equivalent of the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization. "I concede that such a pact would represent a bold departure in defense Cole said "Yet wo must acknowledge the new dimensions to sovereignty brought about the threat of nuclear warfare." Arms Superiority Murphy said Ihe United StJIes has a "commanding position" over the Soviet Union in nuclear weap- ons and the air power for deliver- ing them in event of Red aggres- sion. Murphy also said American strategy "still stands" to depend upon "a great capacity to retaliate, instantly, by means and at places of our own choosing" against an aggressive enemy. The policy was laid down some time ago by Secre- tary of State John Foster Dulles. Murphy said American super- iority in nuclear weapons would called into play only to put down aggression. Murphy said it is no exaggera- tion to say that in a period short of general war American military power never before had been "so relative" tp that of any combina- tion of avowed or prospective enemies. "There is no question in my mind that our posi- tion in the new technologic of war- fare particularly nuclear and the air power for delivering them leaves the balance of power tilted in our Murphy said. 115.2 per conl ol aveiat'p 19-17-19 prices. BLS Actint! Commissioner Aiy- ncs.s Joy Wickcns said the main factor in the incrrat-o was the sum- mer drought that helped hike food pnce.s .sevcn-lentlis of 1 per However, this mcioa.se oflsot by di'chnc'i in now car purrs and .summer .slip said The pn> inoreaso !or the 000 workers whose wages nro tjpil to the index will lake effect Sopl. 1. It means Ihe wotkers leijiim one oont o( I ho two an ho'ir they have Jobt under Hie index since; last October. Stands Trial Collaboration Denied By Army Officer FT. SHERIDAN, 111.. Aug. 20.