Abilene Reporter News, January 5, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

January 05, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas f -Ô FAIR MILD ®l)e Abilene toorter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 203 Astociated Pre»$ ( AP/ ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 5, 1954-FOURTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY 10« Bulk' of Stolen $20s Recovered in Tool Box PINNED UNDER TRAIN—Patrick Regan, 64-ycar-old Pennsylvania Railroad car inspector, grimaces with pain as an unidentified fi reman comforts him in a Philadelphia railroad yard. Regan's legs were pinned under a freight car wheel when the train apparently was moved accidentally, throwing him under one wheel truck. He was trapped for 20 minutes. Regan’s legs were injured seriously.    _ _ PROBING BUDGET CUT SOUGHT Rumors All Mixed Up, Joe Declares: He's After Reds 'SET FOR ANYTHING' Yank GIs Ready to Protect Ex-Reds on Freedom Flight SEOUL '/Î^The 8th Army is get- j ROK Foreign Minister Pj"un WA.SULNGTOX f Sen. Mi Car-' session of Congress, it should be thy said today he has no intention ; recalled, there was also a series of abandoning the Communists-in-. moves aimed at curbing Me-Ro\ernment investigating field. He ' Carthy s actiyities aaid no one in the administration materialized. None of them “from President Eistmhower on down has asked me to " He told reporters his Senate Investigations subcommittee “will continue roughlv in the future as it has in the past “ He has Just ended a year as its chairman a year dcvoteti mostly to Red hunts. The Wisconsin Rcpub!'ra:i spoke out following puhlii ation of repot G in several newspaners that the Eisenhower administration has been urging McCarthy to concentrate on McCarthy, out of the city, was not Immediately available for comment. He said last week ' digging out communism ’ was not the “primary purpose” of his subcommittee, and that it has been careful to check V. ith the Senate internal security subcommittee to avoid duplication. * 1 in our in\ estimations we Hiul subveoive elements in government which would prevent the cov-ernment from operating properly, and no other congressional group investigative >laff. Recently he annovinced he was broadening his activities to take up the handling 01 some federal tax cases. “As far as I'm concerned,” El-lender said in an interview, “he .should not even get anything like last .Star's spending authorization. I’m going to make another eiiort to ha\ e it cut down to size ” Kllenrier for \ear.s has contend- ting set for “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 tonight. ■I’hese eventualities reportedly include even an attack by South Korean army forces if anti-Red Chinese and North Korean prisoners are not freed according to the , Korean armistice timetable. Even as the 8th Army prepared i for the prisoner release. South Ko-; rea and the Communists—bitter ! foes—joined in bitter criticism of a ! head count of anti-Communist war i pri.soners by Indian troops. The j U.N. Command has w armly en-1 dorsed the count. Start at Midnight American troops waiting south of ; the demilitarized zone were reported ready to handle a disorganized rush southward of thousands j of prisoners if they should break out or become unnily after being released from the 55 compounds in which they are held. It also was learned that present plans call for the anti-Red prisoners to start moving southward out of the neutr.-'l zone just after Yung Tai and North Korean Lt. But as Pyun ference today, told a news con-his moti%'es and Gen, I.,ee Sang Cho used almost I those of the Communists “are as i the same language in condemning the head count. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES BANK DEPOSITS UP—Twsmv- nine West Texas banks gain $6.5 million in deposits in 1953. Page 2-A. PLAT OKAYED—Citv Planning and Zoning Commi.'.sion op-proves 48,14-acre plat for industrio! district. Page 1-B. ALL-STATE GRIDDERS — Four oreo foctboll ployers 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 4.384 Chinese prisoners Thursday. While the count was under w^ay, 135 asked to be returned to Communist China. ‘Criminal Action’ The Communists promptly branded the head count illegal—a word used today by Pyun. “it is illegal and arbitrary--it is a criminal action.’’ 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. Treasury Employe is Top Suspect MR. EÍSENHOWER . . . but no bribery Farm Solution 1st cd that most congressional com- i midnight Jan. 22. The POWs will mittees s[>cnd too much money. ; not be asked to wait until dawn. Coal, Ike Declares Investigating \va.>te and corruption, j.. invc.stigaîing, îhcn we go ahcad.' ’eavin,? seaivhes for subversives he said. But he has had little success in i cutting their budgets. He said he will have a lot to ‘cy "about this shameful waste of tax money, spend ac unnet i ssary sums for un-vuustionably large staffs." Measures are being taken for special isolation of pro-Communist prisoners or agents moving southward with the prisoners. I.A)ud- WASHINGTGN .T<—Close associates say President Eisenhower is aionrthrfoadvirys iiafi;:    ,o    soive    the    farm    price southw ard will tell them to > ProW«-“” one of the first steps Eilender said he will tell the mg primarilv to others. Accounts to that effect, saving a’so that McCarthy wa*^ said to have agreed, were carrie i. He’s After Pinks McCarthy, after hi.s comments to new >imcn. went he "ore a question and answer se.ssion of the' Washington Stieakers Coni’erence on Thiblie Affairs. He toll th^ gathor-\"i' he hones for legislation from the forthcoming Congress session which will make Commnn'sts and fellow travelers “bleed. very badly” Re.wpondin; to euestion^ submitted in writing by the audience. McCarthy said there undoubtedlv will he an eTort to curh commit* tees espci i.il’y w here trea>on is concerned” MiCarth\ renewed his demands for a touaher I’” attitude towar-d Allies tradine with Red Chiiui. a demand which at tunes in the past has brought him into eontroiersy w ith the Eisei.*:ow er administration. Cut Down Jo«’ He al.so >.aid he wants more information on U S. urisoners who have disanm'areti after capture by the Red Chinese before he is ready to vote on foreign aid. Also today. Sen. Ellender D-I.at said he would appeal to the Senate to “cut down to si?e ' the spending of Mn arthy's investigations subcommittee. Th»' Post ({uoted administration leaders it dirt not name as saying t McCarthy hart been urged to give 1 ‘■greater attention to legislative | needs, directing his investigation.'-' | more at waste, inefficiency and i corruption ami leaiing most of ; the Red hunting to the group cro- : ated to do that the Senate intci- , nal security subcommittee " The T’ost continued “McCarthy reporteilh has indicated he will follow this line, hut bow far he will foiknv it is unknown . . . “At the beginning of the la-f The Wisconsin senator has s;tul he will ask the Senate to incre.asc. hv an unsperiiied amount, his com-niittee s §200.000 budget for 1953. He said he wanted to expand the Senate the McCarthy group “has encro.uhed on Other committees” by running Inquiries he believes should have been handled by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee or by Jeimer'.s subeommitkee. “weed out the hostile among you. North Koreans will be held temporarily fn compounds north of Munsan. it was learned, while Chinese will be moved to Inchon to board ships for Formosa. Gl Reds ^Ordered' to Break Up UN Coaxing, Batchelor Charges TOKYO F An .American soUiier who returiHHi to hi.s countrymen aitei* once rejecting them for communism said today the Red hiih command ordered him and 21 other .Amerii alls to break up .Vllied efforts to win them hack, Cpl. Claude J. Batchelor o: Ker-nut. Tex said the Reds slipped instructions through a Communist-.>tatfed hospital near the neutral zone camp wiiere the 22 pro-Red Anieiican ROWs were held. He said the K* d.s ordered the Americans not to come out for .Allied explanations. The Americans never did show for the inter-vievvs. Batchelor spoke at a ciovvded news eontereiue m lokvo Army Hospital The 22 year-old toipoial. who left the North Camp early New | A'ear's Day, .said ’ I made a mistake" in once heliev.ng America was the a tgressor in Korea. However he den.ed tie had ever been an informer on fellow pns-oper.s. He said he ho|>ed he had not Influemed an'one and said .said that if he had. "I am very sorry for it,” ‘ To prove mysei.. he s.^id, I d like to get some of the other prisoners hack." He »aid that several weeks iH'fore he lelt ’1 want-ctl to try to , t some other men out" bu* would not say why he failed. He saici he h Sa cn a progressive betöre the iruce was signed. He said he had Iwi-un to l>e!ieve the I'uiti'd States was the a.gressor after reading Red proiuaganda. 500 HERE Additian ta Armary Asked far Reserves .Ahiiene chamber of Commerce | will urge the Department of the ; Army to allocate funds for budding an addition to the future National Gmard Armory here to house the Army re'*.Mve units Official Blasts Flying Monopoly W ASHINGTON ” Josh Lee »av s the Civil .Aeroiiautics Board was “arbitrary and capricious ’ in ‘protecting monopolistic lontnd ' by American .Airlines of eoast-to* con.st air travel in the .South IjC*.*. a former U. S. seyator iiom Norman, Okla.. and a member of the C.AB. made his accus.ilibn yesterday in a riis.sent from a Dec 28 C AB decl.sion H rejected a tUM-posa! by three air lines T,astern. Brauiff and TWA for through plane service l>. tween California and Florida by way of Texas, The former Oklahoma senator and .Io.seph IN Adams of Seattle. Wa.sh.. are the two Demoiiatie party memlH'rs of the fiv e man board Lee. in filing his .M - page. iharpIy-worvV.Hl dissenting opinion, •aid “This action by the majority, which so completely ignores the «videtue of record in this case re verse.s the previou.s findings of tlu* iHiard approving the agreement, and continues to protect the munopolislie rontiol u; air Maiuc between Califoniia, flir .Kouthwest .and the .Southe.istei u ai't as of the Cnited States ‘ I'WA and K.rstern meanwhile annoniK'eti tht'v would renew t ' forts lor the luteri haip’.e .so that coast-to-eoas! passeirr rs    along the    , route o' one    air-bne    need    not    ' change pL'uies    to pro«    red    over those of the others Ralph S. Damon. pre"ident m T\\ A, said 111 a prepared statement h vvfts disappointed that the CAB had reversed itsel;. e.peci.alh since evnieuce    showed    that    (raf fie in the area involved had in- ! That vva.» voted Tuesdav morn-inv by the I'-C Armory Committee. riu' request vviL go to Washington. I> C , through Sen Lv lulon Johnson and Hep Dinar Burleson Mavor C E Gatlin a lieutenant eoionel in tlu* Army reserv,' and commander of t!ie 40o.5th Army Hosorve Service I uit here, attended the ineenng He said that he mat' a request las' summer through milit.u-y channels for the addition to the armory Gatlin s ap{>Uealion    went throu ;h the Texas Milit.u v Distrut in Austin and Fourth Army headquarter.s m San Antonio to the Department of the Army in Washington. he reported. No de<, ision has been reached h\ tL Deparnnent o' the Armv about iuiiidim the addition Gatlm said the di'partmeut had tontacteii 'sen .lol'.nstiu s c“'.e to raise a qties tioii .iliout the present stren.xth of the units hen- Gathn said there are close to .'»m Armv 1 ervus's in the four Abilene uim'-. one unit of vvhuh is avvav on aDive duty. He tell sure Ihe luimcru al strength was su -ticu'ut to me. t the rcquucments tor .'oiisnuctnig the addition I'he National i’.uard Armory will lu* consMUit"d soon on a site donated bv the Lity o: Vhiieue ui i'air I’aik. Members of the (' C Armorv .Meanwhile, his Japanese wife Kyoko worked on leiters to three .Americans still in the stockade near Panmunjoni, "Claude says my letters decided him to come back.” Kyoko said, "and maybe would help him to get his friends to come back too” Batchelor asked her not to reveal the names. The .Army said Batchelor p'oh-ably would reniaui at t,he hospital as a patient a’Kuit 15' days, bui : would be allo'vetl to ieave on pass. He and Kyoko are planang a >ec-ond hone.vmoon. WTule in Camp 5 at I’yoktong. Batchelor .said, he was vice president OÍ a "daily life club set up to Ivetter our life there.” He said not all of the men in the club were progressives and 'hat he got "no sjveciai privileges” Leader of Pro-Reds ’ I had no power. I dkin t c\-erci.se any leadership, ” he said. Batchlor said the pro-Red .Americans elected him as their leader I and. until the day he ieit. T .stL.l held the job as chx'i icpu-senta-tiv e," It was when ’»e reached the noutr.al zone stockade, ho s lul. , that he began to icahze lu.s mis-: take he got more mail than he had ever received at any ti”U' n captivity. He saw the newspaper put out by the neutral custodians and noticed ‘vvorsemug eondilions in the camp but dccUned to give ‘ detaiis :    Asked it he ieit he l;ad embar- ' raxsed the American |Huple. he replied Now I do.” in carrying out his pk?dge of “cou-siantly Increasing prosperity for all” in a radio-television report to the i>eople last night, the Pre.si-dent said his administration is u.s-I ing "every legitimate means avail-j able to the federal government" ■ to maintain prosperity and will con- j j tinue to do so as long as is neee.s- I !sary. ' Asserting that his administration i does not lielieve in a ' boom-and- ; j bust America ’ in which prosperity i i hinges on war or threaks of war, ; he said the program he will lav b.-fore Congress in his State of the Union message Thursday will be keyed to federal help. No Pie-tn-Sky "It is a program that acics not deal in pie-in-the-skv promises to | ■ all, nor bribes to a few. nor in i threats to any.” he declared “It ! is a program inspired hv ^ al for ; the common good, dedicated to the ; vveHare of every .American famdv —whatever its mean.-, of livelihood may, be or its social position or . its ance.siral strain or its religious atfiuations.” In outlining the past year’s ac- j complishments. by said ground-, work has been laid to sustain basic , prosperity “in the strong belief ; that the federal government should be prepared at all times—ready which said that after months of decline. av*erage farm prices were up slightly in mid-Dectmber. Members of Congress said the Tresidenl had stressed in conferences on his program the need for action on the farm front. Ill this connection, it was reported that he will recommend in a special message on the subject next .Monday action to clear away mounting crop surpluses a.s a prelude to stabilizing farm price.». Tn a bid for bipartisan support, the President invited Democratic I as well as Republican leaders to a White House briefing today on ‘ "its purpose of promoting the vvel-i the foreign relations and national fare of the peopF?” WASHINGTON LF) — Virginia State Police today reported they have recovered “the bulk” of th« $160,000 stolen from the government’s Bureau of Engraving in Washington. They said it was located in 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 recovered or whether any arrests had been made. They said the Secret Service in Washington would report further developments. I Secret Service headquarters here I declined for the moment to discuss i the case. It was learnr?d, however, i that several agent? were in Centrc-I ville. Some Already Spent Virginia officers said a treasury employe w as suspected of the un-: prece<*?-nted theft from the tightly I guar*ded engraving building. They said this employe had spent several thousand dollars of the money. The bureau is under the jurisdiction of the Treasury Department. Thy officers said an associate of the suspect, who knew of the theft, gave intormation to an officer which led to recovery of most of the money. The huge sum, in stacks of S20 I bills, was found on a farm in Lou-defense aspect.s of his m-yssage.    County and was whi.sked by In one late change in his speech ' beeret Service agents to AAashing-last night, FHsonhower apparently ton yarly today, they saul. sought to lay stress on actions al- 1 Among other things. Virgmva ready taken to ward off an eco- 1 PoLce rev>orted. the sosi^ct had nomic decbne. including a pro- ’ nought a new auto with the miss-gram to fvuinel some defense work tog money, into areas where there i.s large    . unemplov ment.    lt'< po.«sibk* some of the rniss- The President expres.sed confi- infi money may >cep into circu-dence that the program he will re- ! Jation. Hero's how you can tell ii qu>?«t of the .session of Congress ¡one of the bills coine.s your way : which opens tomorrow will meet * Each of them is a $20 Federal , with the approval of the people, j Reserve Bank of New York note • He said he hoped it would enlist j It bears a picture of Andi'ew Jack-‘ sup{K>rt in both partie.s because of son. It belongs to the .series 19.50-A, LATE NEWS, BRIEFLY Bank Blazes Again, Red-UN Talks Open DAlX.A.^i ft—.A spectacular fire in an insulated shaft blazed briefiv in the half-finished, towering Republic National Bank building in downtown Dallas today. with the Chinese rommunisLs to determine whether a formula tor resuming Korean peace talks can be found.    ...    .    ^ These lalks are l^ems carried suspieiousl.v light m    __ For a few minute.s. smoke pour- forward "through intemiediarie.s" and the serial number falls into one of tbe.se sro'ip B90236001A to B90240000A. B9022001A to B90256000A. Chief U. E. Baughman of the U .S. Secret Service made public Ihose serial numbers last night even before his agents began questioning the engraving bureau employes who may have had access to the rooms where the mone% was packaged and—supposedly— started on its way to a huge burglar proof vault. Yesicrday morning when the pjaiit reopened after the New Year’s weekend two money packages in the vault turned out to be and ed over the downtown area hundreds stopped to atch. But firemen quicklj brought ttie blaze under control. It broke out about the 25th floor and burned at a moment’s notice—to use every i upw ard to about the 32nd. The 15 proper means ‘ toward that end. He said a program of sound planning and aggres.sive enterprise must be accompanied by "a faith which cannot be shaken by self-apix)inted pnidiers of gloom and doom” in .America's growth and progress Slap at Democrats ThLs was an obvious thrust at .some Democrats, like .'senators Douglas of IHmois and Kerr of Oklahoma, who have .satd the ; country already is in a recession and may be headed for a real de-pre.ssion. Kisenhow'xr claimed a halt in tobogganing farm prices a.s one oi the accomplishments of his .-idmin- ' istration in its first year. Presuin- j ably he refenvd to an Agriculture Department reixut la.st week million storie.s dollar building stands above ground level. 36 CUSHING. Ok.a. T Four masked gunmen, armed with pis-. tols and a sub machinegun. robbed i 2d pet »011$ of about $20.000 during : a gamblini, gamg in a residence here late last night Th? victim» wen* bound with thill wire and kept under cvin.stant ; threat OOil off remaining money from the 19 men and one woman. tbfkers said they had no clues «» to the identity uf ‘the robbers, at Panmunjom, it said. The intermediaries were not identified Press Officer Henry Suydam. who disclosed this said Special Ambassador Arthur Dean is ready to return to Korea cn »hört notice if a renewal of talk.s on a peace conference can be arranged. Suydam said representatives a the United States and its Korean war allies discussed “various for-mpla.s“ for re.suming talks at a meeting at the Stai' Department yesterday Winters Girl Badly Burned HOUSTON f Thvimas W Pew. WINTERS, Jan. 5. RNS' Dcidia Mae Tcmpieton. 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. AV. E, Templeton, i» in Winters Municipal H.'spital suffering from second and third degree burns on the face and btxly. She was burned in an accident between 6 and 7 p.m. Monday in ,he robWr. «rabiad    “J;    i ALf    ha.I Wen ill fmm pm'umonla .and AVASHINGTON IVpartmeiii said •F —Tlie State todav it has started inform.il discussions’ n.iht of a heart ailmeni t ew was a memlmr of a wealthy (Ptioiis. '»he had medication on her and influential Pennsyh ania lami- che»t. When she leaned over a stove ly which has operated the ’»un t)il    warm,    her    clothing ignited. Co . ship builduig ami banking in- Her condition i.s refwted «s fair, teres*He was a »on of John G. The mother's hand was burned Pew. retired ptesulcut of Sun Shqv in put? ng out the child’s clothing, building Corp.    Her    father    is    a    city employe. 15 Die in Wreck N’K\S DELHI. ImLa. J.ui, .AT-, A »peerting passemger train iieail-ing for New Delhi uiinpcd the; tr.irk c;ui\ toJa\ m\u Bhatiini.i” L'W) miles northzc-t of the oapit.iL : killing at lc,i»t 15 pcrson.s    * ;'T~w THE WEITHER 1 s oirvKrviiM or (Ommiko W I Vllil K HI VI VU l KX'l VXU \U -Nin K».! T 1,. •<»\ r    lUj.. -'1' W’r.; r ,.»\ Mt.'i ->UI’ ‘ T,=-va»\ '• to *0    Utv. I ,r .;»> It H’,    -    \    1    «0 NOKTU CFMKAl VI'XVS    »r.; '-.vi    ii'i.T    Wivi'ie»i    -    , W>'v.| V-XV.S C . «r s. f Ott, . "    » ' Wo t I\    lv)»«*'’    *'. Í vsr 1- \ V» Í 'i-    * .Si', in .-rMNvt iFxvs , .... I'l'ol ti. »! -'r' -;! I >i ■■ rfii, U.* n» iiP\ ♦    iiMriRvrvKvs creased almost fiO iM*r cent since } 4\„niu!ttee are Jc»s Warren, chair-tlv* original Feb., 19.52. approval j    French Robert- I’ M of the interchange agreement. Erttlie Hukenbaeker. chairman of Eastern, .said he was “shoeki*d” at the boariFs rtecislon "We have no intention of abandoning our efforts to provule tlie ». i vice which f lorUla, the Gulf Coast, Texas aiul the Paciiic Cott.st are so ilghtfuliv ciUitU'tt fo," he said. son. Harrs Doiihs n. and Darrell Kiuglu Frank Hobbs Killed in Wreck HDSENHFRG Jan 5 V Alamie! Reyes. 5a, DeWitf, was ktUed e.irly Moiula.v when stiiu k b> an auttuno liiU' during a fog near StatforiL Foit Bcuti f tninty.    . rl.V t < fÙ a -.it 4ft 4V 4 0 6 -0 1 X» » I» # 0 44 41 I! ,(! c !" ■'•ut' 13 nr s.if-r’ .att niii-'' is-' 1-:v ~ 41 • ir. ,Si 1 .«>t to a»,a ' 4J 0 i n*io ’.rter idi.llt't. *t 13 141 o m ÎS 40 Kf’.tWt* hutnUiit.v »l.UJO pm. aâ‘. (iKTTlNG SET FOR JOB—Persons who are taking the annual I'ouni of scht^la.stics m Abilene School District are shown here as they attended a briefing se.ssion .Monday afternoon at Central School. W. D. Gulled^, standing director of special activities of the Abilene public schools and director of the census, is giving them instructions The count began Tuesday. Faculty members do the work. One hundred persons attended Monda|‘s meeting. iStaff photo/ ;