Abilene Reporter News, January 5, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

January 05, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR MILD EVENING WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKEFCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron FINAL VOL.. LXXIII, No, 203 Amueimted Prea (AF) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 5, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5e, SUNDAY lOe PINNED UNDER 64-year-old Pennsylvania'Railroad ear inspect- or, grimaces with pain as an unidentified fireman comforts him: in a Philadelphia rail- road yard. Regan's legs were pinned under a .freight; car-wheel vvhen the train apparently was moved accidentally, throwins him under one wheel truck. He was trapped for 20 was moved accidentally, throwing him under one minutes. Regan's legs were injured seriously. PROBING BUDGET CUT SOUGHT Rumors All Mixed Up, Joe Declares: He's After Reds WASHINGTON (.ft-Sen. McCar- thy said today he has no intention ot abandoning the Communists-in- goverhment investigating field. He no one in administration materialized." session ot Congress, "it should 'be i investigative staff. Recently he recalled, there was also a series-I announced he was broadening Ms of moves aimed at curbing Me-; activities to take up the handling Carttiy's activities. None, of them of some federal tax cases. j "As far as I'm JE1- "from President Eisenhower on McCarthy, out of the city, was lender said in an interview, "he down has asked me to." He told reporters his Senate In- Testigations subcommittee "will continue roughly in the future as it has in the past." He has just ended a year as its chairman a year devoted mostly to Red hunts. The Wisconsin Republican spoke out following publication of reports In several newspapers that the Ei- senhower, administration has been urging McCarthy- to concentrate on Investigating waste corruption. leaving searches for subversives Drimarilv to others. Accounts to fl _" 11. -i I not Immediately available for com- ment. He said last week "digging out was not the "pri- mary purpose" of his subcommit- tee, and that it has been careful to check with the Senate internal security subcommittee to avoid duplication. "If in our investigations we find subversive elements in govern- ment which would pi-event the gov- ernment from and_-.no'-other. congressional group is investigating, then we go j The Wisconsin senator has said that effect that Me- he will ask the'Senate to increase; Carthy was said to have agreed, were .carried., He's After Pinks McCarthy, after his1 comments .to newsmen, went before a question and answer session of the' Wash- ington Sneakers Conference on Public Affairs. He told the gather- ing he hopes for legislation from the forthcoming Congress session i which will make Communists and fellow travelers "bleed very badly." Responding to questions sub- mitted in writins by the audience. McCarthy said "there undoubtedly will be an effort to curb commit- tees especially where treason is concerned." McCarthv renewed his demands for a tougher U.S. attitude toward Allies tra'din.2 with Hed China, a demand which at times in the past has brought him into controversy the Eisenhower administra- tion. Cut Down Joe? He also said he wants more in- formation on U.S. prisoners who have disaopeared after capture by the Red Chinese before he is ready to vote on Also today.-Sen. Ellender (D-Lal said he would appeal to the Senate to "cut down to size" the spending of McCarthy's investigations sub- committee. The Post quoted administration leaders it did not name as saying McCarthy had been urged to give "greater attention to legislative needs, directing his investigations more at waste, inefficiency and leaving most of the lied hunting to the group cre- ated to do Senate inter- nal security subcommittee." The Post continued: "McCarthy reportedly has indi- cated he will follow this line, but how far he will follow it is un- known "At the beginning of the last bv an unspecified amount, his com- mittee's S200.000 budget for 1953. He said he wanted to expand the should not even get anything like last year's spending authorization. I'm going to make another effort to have it cut down to size." Ellender for years has contend-'i ed'that most congressional com-' mittees spend too much money. But he-has had little success In cutting their budgets. He said he will have a lot to sp.y "about this shameful waste of tax money, spending unnecessary sums for un- eunseionably large Ellender .said he will. tell .the Senate McCarthy, group "has on -other committees" running he believes should have been handled by-the Senate" Foreign .'Relations. Commit- subcommittee. Bulk of Stolen Recovered in Tool Box 'SET FOR ANYTHING' Yank GIs Ready to Protect Ex-Reds on Freedom Flight SEOUL 8th Army is get- ting 'set "any eventuality" at midnight Jan. 22 when more than 20.000 anti-Communist prisoners are scheduled to be freed from neutral custody, it was learned to- night These eventualities reportedly include even an attack by South Korean army forces if anti-Red Chinese and North Korean prison- ers are not freed according to the j Korean armistice timetable. Even as the 8th Army prepared for the prisoner release. South Ko- rea and the in bitter criticism of a head count of anti-Communist war prisoners' by Indian troops. The U.N. Command has warmly en- dorsed the count. SUrt at Midnight American troops waiting south of the demilitarized zone were re- ported ready to handle a disorgan- ized rush southward of thousands of .prisoners if they should break out or become unruly after being released from the 55 compounds in which they are held. It also was learned that, present plans call for the anti-Red pris- oners to start moving southward out of the neutral zone just after midnight Jan. 22. The POWs will not be asked to wait until dawn. -Measures are being taken for special isolation of pro-Communist prisoners or agents moving south- ward with the prisoners. Loud- speakers along the roadways lead- ing, southward Will tell them to "weed out the hostile among you." North Koreans Will be held tem- porarily north of Munsan, it was learned, while Chi- nese "-will be moved to Inchon to board ships for Formosa. ROK Foreign Minister Pyun But as Pyun told a news con- Yung Tai and North Korean Lt' ferehce today, his motives and Gen. Lee Sang Cho used almost 1'those of the Communists "are as the same language in condemning the head count. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES IANK DEPOSITS nine. West Texas bonks gocn S6.5 million in deposits in 1953. Pcge 2-A. PLAT Planning and Zoning ap- proves 48.14-acre piat fqr in- dustrial district. Page 1-8 ALL-STATE GRIDOERS Four area football players make Class A, All-State team. Page" 6-A. far apart as two stars.'' The Indian command made what it. called a routine head count of Chinese prisoners Thursday. While tha count was under way, 135 asked to be returned to Com- munist China. 'Criminal Action' The Communists promptly brand- ed the head count word used today by Pyun. 'It is illegal and is a criminal he said; "Our government has come to the stage where we cannot be quiet.' He called the Indian guards "armed Communist explainers' who are forcing the prisoners to return to the Communists. MR. E'SENHOWER but no bribery Gl Reds 'Ordered' to Break Up UN Coaxing, Batchelor Charges TOKYO American soldier who returned to his countrymen after once rejecting them for com- munism said today the Red- high command ordered him and 21 oth- er Americans to break up Allied efforts to win them back. left the North Camp early New Year's Day. said "I made a mis- take" m once believing America was the aggressor in Korea. However, he denied lie had ever been an informer on fellow pris- i oners. He said he hoped he had Cpl. Claude J. Batchelor of Ker- j not Influenced anyone and said mit. Tex., said the Reds slipped j instructions through a Communist- said that if he had, "I am very sorry for staffed hospital near the neutral j -To prove myselrY' he ssid, zone camp where the 22 pro-Red American POWs were held. He said the Reds ordered the Americans not to come out for Allied explanations. The Ameri- cans never did show for the inter- views. Batchelor spoke at a crowded 1 news com'erence in Tokyo Army Hospital. The 22-year-old corporal- who like to get some of the other prjsollcrs He aaid that sev- eral weeks before he left "I want- ed to try to got some other men out" but would not say why he failed. He said he had been a progres- sive before the a-uee was signed. He said he had begun to believe the United States was the agressor after reading Red propaganda. 500 HERE Addition to Armory Asked for Reserves Abilene Chamber of Commerce will urge the Department of the Army to allocate funds fur build- ing'an. addition to the future Na- tional Guard Armory here to house the Army reserve units. Official Blasts Flying Monopoly WASfflNGTON Josh Lee says the Civil Aeronautics Board w.i Department of the Army about huildinf? the addition. Gatlin said the department had contacted Sen. Johnson's office to raise a ques- tion about the present strength of the units here. Gatlin said there arc close to 300 Army reservists .in the four Abi- lene "unite, one unit of which is away on active duty. He felt sure the "numerical strength was suf- ficient to meet the requirements for constructing the addition. The National Guard Armory will be constructed soon on a site do- nated by the City ot Abilene in Fair Park. Members ot the C-C Armory Committee are Jess Wnrrcn, chair- man- John Alvis, French Robert- son, Harry Dobbya, Frank llobbs and Darrel! Knight, Meanwhile, his Japanese wife Kj'oko worked on letters to three Americans still in the stockade near Panmunjom. "Claude says my letters decided him to come Kyoko said, "and maybe would help him to get his friends to come back Baiehelor asked her not to re- veal the names. The Army said Bntchelor prob- ably would remain at the hospital as a patient about days, but would be allowed to ieave on pass. He and Kyoko are plannng a sec- ond honeymoon. While in Camp 5 at Pyofctong. Batchelor said, he was vice presi- dent of a "daily life club set up to better our life there." He said not all of the men in the club were progressives and that he got "no special privileges." Leader of Pro-Reds "I had no I didn't ex- ercise any he said. Batchlor said the pro-Red Amer- icans elected him as their :eadcr and. until the day he left, "I held the job as chief representa- tive.'' It was when !ia reached the neutral zone stockade, he sa'd. that he began to realize his mis- got more mail than he had ever received at any time in captivity. He saw the newspaper put out by the neutral custodians and noticed "worsening conditions Farm Solution 1st Coal Ike Declares WASHINGTON associ which said that after ir.onths of ates say President Eisenhower is determined to solv e the farm price problem as one ot the first steps out his ptedge of "con- stantly increasing prospentv for all" IB a radio-television report to the people last aight, the Piesi- deht said his administration is us- ing "every .legitimate .means avail- able to .the federal "government" hrmaintain prosperity and will con- tinue to do so as long as is neces- sary. Asserting that his administration Iocs not-believe in "a "boom-and- America" in which prosperity aiuges oh war or threats of war, ae said the program he will lay rrifore Congress in his State of the Union message Thursday will be keyed to federal help. No Pie-in-Sky "It is-a program ".that: does not deal in pie-in-the-sky promises to all, nor bribes to; a few, nor in ireats to any." he-declared- "It s a program inspired -by zaai for he common good, dedicated to the welfare of every American family -whatever its means'of livelihood decline, ova-age fa-m prices were up slightly in nud-Pcetinber voC Caaeresi -said the President ences on bis program need for action on the farm, front- In this coiuEctmo, it.vmtport. ed that ie will recommend in a special message on the subject next Afondav action to clear avvaj mounting crop surpluses as a pre- lude to stabilizing farm prices In a bid for bipartisan support, the President invited Democratic as well as Republican leaders to a White House briefing today on jie foreign relations and national i defense aspects of his message In one late change in his speech last Tught, Eiynhower apparently sought to lav stress QO actions al- ready taken to an eco- nomic decline, including a -oro- some defence woik into areas where there is large unemplov ment The President confi- dence that trie program he will re- of the session of Congress which opens tomorrow will meet with the approval of (he people. He said he hoped it would enlist support in both parties because'of "its purpose of promoting the wel- "are of the people." LATE NEWS, BRIEFLY Bank Blazes Again, Red-UN Talks Open DALLAS spectacular fire n an insulated snaft blazed brefh itle half-finished, towering Re- public National .Bank building in downtown Dallas -today For a few minutes, smoke pour- ed over the downtown area and hundreds stopped to watch. But firemen quickh brought fiie blaze under control. It broke out about the 25th Door and burned upward to about the 32nd. The 15 million dollar building, stands 36 stories above ground level. its .ancestral strain or its religious affiliations In outlining the past years ac- complishments. said ground- work.has been laid to sustain basic arosperity "in the strong belief hat the federal government should >e prepared at all at a moment's use every 3roper nieans" toward that end. He said a program of sound planning and aggressive enterprise must be accompanied by "a faith which cannot be shaken by self- appointed psdnlers of gloom and doom" in America's growth and progress. SUp ft Democrats This was an obvious thrust at some Democrats, like Senators Douglas of Illinois and Kerr of Oklahoma, who have said the country already is in a recession and may be headed for a real de- pression. Eisenhower claimed a halt in to- in the camp" but declined to I bogganing farm .prices as one of details, the accomplishments of his admin- Asked if he felt he had embar-' istration in its first year. Presum- rassed the American rfe-.pie. he re-1 he referred 10 an plied: f do." ture Department report last week GUSHING, Okta. Four masked gunmen, armed with pis- tols and a sub machinegun, robbed 20 persons of about during a gambling game in a residence here late last night The victims were bound with thin wire and kept under constant threat as the robbers grabbed S3, 000 of f a dice table and took the remaining money f rcm the 19 men and one woman. Officers said they had no clues as to the identity of the robbers WASHIXGTOX State Department said today it has started "informal discussions' with the Chinese Communists to determine-whether a formula for resuming Korean peace talks can be found. These talks carried forward "through intermediaries' at Panmunjom, it said. The inter- mediaries were not identified. Press Officer Henry Suydam. who disclosed this, said Special Ambassador Arthur-Dean is ready to return to Korea en short notice if a renewal, of talks on a peace conference can .be arranged. Suydam said representatives the United States and its Korean discussed "various for- mulas'1 for resuming talks at a meeting at the Stats- Department yesterday Treasury Employe Is Top Suspect WASHINGTON Virginia State Police today reported they have-recovered "the bulk" of the stolen' from the govern- ment's Bureau of Engraving in Washington. They said it was lo- cated m a metal tool box on a farm near Centreville, Va State troopers there said they did not'know-exactly how much of the money was recoTered or whether any arrests had been They said the Secret Service uvWashington would report further developments. Secret Service headquarters here declined for the moment to discuss the case It was learn-Hl, however, that several agents were In Centre- Mile Some Already Spent Virginia officers said a treasury employe was suspected of the un- precedented theft from the tightly guarded engraving buildlngj They said this rmploye had spent several thousand dollars of lie imoney The bureau is under the juris- diction of the Treasury Depart- ment Tbj officers said an associate of tne suspect vho knew of the Jieft, gave infoimation to an iicer which led to recoverv of most of the money The huge sum, in stacks of S20 sills, was found.on a.farm in Lou- don County and was ..whisked by Seciet Service agents to Wa-hrng ton today, thev said Among other things Virginia police reported, the suspect had DoughL new auto -with the miss- ing., money. 'All Are S20i Its possible some of the miss- ing money mafsetp into circu- lation Here's you can tell if one of comes jour way Each of them is a J20 Federal Reserve Bank of New York note. [t beara glar proof vault lesterday morntog vvhen the plant reopened aftrr the Kew lears weekend two money pack- agea in the vault tuined out to be suspiciouslv bght in weight HOLSTON Thoma- 49, president of General Crude Oil Co., died at his home here last night of a heart, ailment. Pew was a member of a wealthy and influential Paansylvania fami- ly which has operated the Sun Oil Co., ship building and banking in- terests. He was a son of John G. Pew, retired president of Sun Ship- building Corp. Winters Girl Badly Burned Jan 5 (RNS) fieidia Mae Templeton 3-jear-old daughter of Mi and "Mrs W E Templeton i m W inters Municipal Hospital suffering from second and third degree burns on the face and body i She was burned in an accident behveen 6 and 7pm Monday in the Templetoa home here The chiU had been ill from pneumonia'and was still suffering from chest con- ditions. She had medication on.her chest, she leaned over a stove to get warm, her clothing ignited. Her condition is reported as fair. The mother's hand was burned in putting but the child's dothinj. Her father is a city employe 15 Die in Wreck XEW DELHI, India, Jan. 5 IT! A.speeding passenger train head- ing for New Delhi jumped the track early todav jumped the near Bhntinda, 150 miles northzcst of the capital] least 15 persons. THE WEATHER Killed in Wreck KOSF.NBKHG, Jan. Reyes, 55, DcWilt, was killed early Mmulny when struck by automo- bile (luring a fox ncnr .Stafford, Foil Ik'iiil County. j X'.S. nKPAKTMRXT OF COMMERCE WRATHKR nriEAXt ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair Tuts, day. Tuesday niRht anrt Wednesday, High temperature Tuesday JS to 9Q decrees Low Tuesday nljrht 35. Hirli Wednesday 55 to XORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: .oil cwl (his nfttHiocm. tcnisijt and Wrrfncsday. Ixivrs! SMS tonight.' WEST TEXAS: Cltar con! this tin.'cht i-.id Lowest 25- EAST TEXAS: Clear cwi tlilt aitfr- fioon, tor.laht Mid Wednesday. Lowest ij- sbtiTI! CEXTRAlV TEXAS. Clear this anrrnooT.Jontaht AKd Wednesday. Mon. P.M. 6S 6S CO M Tuos. A.M. :-M 31 3U10............ 37 35 31 7lN............ 31 ,50 >ait nlitM Sunrise to- day a.m.: Sunset lonlftiit n.m. Haromeler readmit at p.m. 28.40. IMUilJIlj- al.lt.M p.m. GETTING SET FOR who iaking the an- nual count of scholastics in Abilene, School District are shown here as they attended it briefing session Monday after- special activities of the Abilene public schools and diraetor yf of the census, is giving them instructions The count shown here as they attended it briefing session Monday after- Tuesday. Faculty members. do the work. One noon at Central School. W, D. sUnding, director of persons ittendeti Monjlut'i meeting. (Staff ;