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   Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas                                 LIGHT RAIN, COOL  VOL. LXXm, No. 208  iliie Abilene Importer   __''WITHOUT    OR    WITH    OFFENSE    TO    FRIEI-JDS    OR    FOES    WE    SKETCH    YOUR    WORLD    EXACTLY    AS    IT    GOES"    —    Byron  SUNDAY  Aââociated Pres§ {AP/  ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 1954—FORTY-EIGHT PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS  PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c  Big Liquor Supply Found In Secret Room in Hotel  100 Negroes Wotch Raid By Officers  a 11-  'Daily Worker' Won Me, Batchelor Says  A noon raid Satu’day on quor sta.sh in the basement of the  Wilson Hotel at 7M North Sixth    ai    aaa..*..  Street yielded a large quantity of PLAYED ALONG WITH REDS  gin, whisky, wine    and    beer. ;---------------——--  The contraband    had    been in-  geniou.sly secreted    in an 8-by-lO-  by-7-foot room in    the    basement.  Officers removed shelves from a wall in an upper room, pulled' nails out of the wall, revealing a : false wall with a door. The door led by step.s down into the base- i  n*ent. The cache was in a walled-; CHARLESTON. .S.C., Jan. 9 off room, tiled on three sides, ' A Charleston man who was a pris-Over 100 Negro spectators gath- ^ oner in Korea with Cpl, Claude ered at the scene when the raid j Batchelor declared bitterly tonight w^as going on. Removed from the | that “the boys hated” the Texan stash were 18 cases of whi.sky and*uho recently left a pro-Red camp gm. 12 ca.ses of bottled wine and at his own request l^o^cases of quarf-sized bottles of. Eugene Heyward Tumbleston, a  Officers who conducted the raid  ^Boys Hated Him/ Ex-Sergeant Says  were Leon Bowman, .supervisor, and K O. Pierce, inspector, both of the State Liquor Control Board, and Police Officers Everett Bearden and Floyd Isbell.  Hovvman said that a complaint charging possession ot whisky, gin, ^ wine and beer for purpose of sale ! would probably be filed .Monday.  The seized liquor and beer were leaded into a pickup owned by Courthouse Janitor Claude Wright and  U.S. Troops Alerted for POW Release  service station operator here, told the Charleston News and Courier in an interview' that Batchelor accused the United .States of waging germ W' a r f a re in Korea and “played along with the Chinese.”  “It just gripes me to have all this fuss made over Batchelor.” the 22-year-old Army veteran declared,  ‘Scared of Chinese’  “The boys hated him but they were scared of the Chinese,” Tumbleston continued.  “Batchelor was the man w'ho \ wrote most of the so-called 'pro- j posal.s for peace’ which some GIs sent from Camp Five to the President of the United States. He w as , the leader of those Americans who • called themselves Progressives — | who played along with the Chinese i and who got food, fine treatment  Ex-Progressive Tells His Story  EDITOR’S NOTE:    Cpl.  Claude Batchelor, the Kermit, Tex.. Soldier who recently was released by his own request from a pro-Red camp in Korea, has since given only two Army-supervised pres I con‘'erences. Yesterday he got his first pass from a Tokyo Army hospital and while outside wrote down exclusively for The Associated Press his innermost feelings about what he did.  By CPL. CLAUDE  Cf>L, CLAUDE BATCHELOR ... *1 made a mistake’  TOKYO, Sundai', Jan. was a pro.  That’s what they called me up  at camp five because I got along with the Chinese and made friends with them; because I believed that what I w'as doing w-as right and I wanted to help my people.  I understand a lot of folks back • in the states resent my coming I back. On the other hand I have received a lot of letters from people congratulating me. I greatly appreciate their sentiments. However, there seem to be some circles that resent my coming back.  . That's funny because when we BATCHELOR I were up there in the non-repat  —Si*ff ph«io4 br David Barros  JI ST STOR VGK SPACE ALO.NG WALL .. but officers tear away camouflage, revealing:  into a car owned by Pete Petty, deputy sheriff and brought :    WILLIAM C. BARNARD  to the courthouse, where they    SEOUL. Sunday, Jan. 10 '.fi—The  were deposited in the LCB vault,    t.’. N. field commander said yes-    I    living while    the regular  torriay his 8th .Army is ”wai*ting    i    staned and    suffered,  now” for the Jaij. 23 release of 22.000 Chinese and North Korean.s from an anti-Rcd prison camp and any Communist armed move to in-terxene would risk resuming the Korean War.  “.All our troop.s will be alerted for anv contingency.” said Gen.  Maxwell D. Taylor.  Shooting Ends Feud; 3 Dead  Overdue Rains Fall; Ice Likely  ALEXA.NDRIA. Va.. Jan. 9 T_  A ta.vi driver’s lead against a iarni family ”blazed up today in an afternotm of gun play that lelt three dead and four wounded.  The dead:  Waller Clark .36. the taxi driver, cut down by a pos.se .s bullets when he tried to shoot it out with them.  ■Mrs. Lorraine E. Schultz. 25. and her mother, Mrs. Edna B. Brown.  48. boih shot at point blank range in their home  The w oundcd ■  Herman Joseph Sc-hult/, Sr.. 31. hu>band of'Mi-s. Schultz, shot in the shoulder during a crossroads encounter with Clark  William .\, Brown. 23. brother of Mrs. Schultz, shot In the toot at the same time.  Theresa R. Schultz. 2, daughter i t'hma. of Mr. and Mrs. Schultz, cut on .    ^  “Batchelor would praise the Chinese to us. Said they were wonderful for giving us clothes 'mostly rags' and for food which we weren’t getting).  “He did try to help us out on food once but that didn’t work out.  He had influence with the Chinese i nioist, warm Gulf air clashed head-  Showers dotted scattered areas over a wide West Central Texas area Saturday evening after  interrogators. They would listen to  Red China bitterly opposes the ! him but not to us.  release and last night In Peiping that nation’s No. 2 Communist assailed it i.s a “coordinated armed action on the part o* the United Nations Command.” He made no mention of any Red p’an to re^iort to mi’t.orv force in behal*^ of former Red .soldiers who .so far have not returned to communism.  Gen. Taylor told a Seo'i press conference of detailed plans to  ‘if you remember that germ warfare propaganda, well, Batchelor woukf tell us that he knew definitely that the United States was using germ warfare on the Korean civilians.  Special Rations *‘One time an Air Force officer  on with a weak front which pushed southward out of the Panhandle.  Ice-coated highways threatened to endanger motorists as the U. S, V.’e.Tither Bureau at Municipal  10 uf—I) camp everyone w'anted us to come i home. Now' that I’m badk it seems that some of them are sore. Okay, I made a mistake. I w’as wrong ia some of the things I did. But I am ready to go home and face prosecution.  But let me tell my side of.tht story.  Joined at 16 *  I was 16 when I joined the Army and 18 when I gut captured by the Reds. I was in the 8th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division, near Unsan-Ni, 60 miles north of Pyongyang, On Nov. 1, 1950. the Chinese attack our company. We w'ere one of the first outfits to be hit by the Chinese. We didn t even know that they came into the war.  3Ve were five days wandering  in Baird .30 fell around 7 p.m. and Breckenridge had .35. Thunder and lightning roared and flashed from darkened skies and raindrops fell. Some sleet also was reported.  During an auto trip south from 1    «P    there    with    nothing to  Abilene Saturday evening, Mrs. W.!    drink.    We    had a lot of close  Vain'■most" oPtheT.v’to ’hlV;”on the fifth day ve «eie at the i home. Tuscola and Bradshaw    •    nicaintain    when    the  hv    shovvL    ^    Chinese    walked    right    up    on’us. We  led by temperatures of 30-*o Ue- * \    \    oave    them    ouite    a    fir**    hattlp    fnr  grees.    A    bus driver. Ray Janck. after    oattle    for  .    a „as.*, Mitiic-i . jj    t    t    making    his Waco - .Abilene run, I  I believe hjs name was Quinn—( port in a mea.surable amount io I h«? ran into » fairly flood jn^ornlT^ l^dmi' was biwight to our camp to talk; more than a month. The last mea-1 show ®r near Corss Plains. Rain  tn tic ifis    -      _      i    •    .    •    namff—nfi.3iiv^ Trtin  to us. He made a 'confession  turn over 7..500 North Koreans to he practiced germ waViare  h.’___-1.     1    Ra    Cfrvt    iir\  that surable rain there was .07 of an ! continued to fall as he reached ♦tnd ' inch on Dec. 2. the weatherman I miles this side. Continuing toward  half an hour.  LL Arias from I’f kimw his first name—finally told us we were ouf-numbered and said he’d leave it up  civilian status in South Korea whore they “presumably will be giv en the onoortunitv of joining the Republic of Korea a»’my.” He also told of plans to ship the 14 .500 Chinese to Formosa—stronghold of Chiang Kai-shek, arch foe of Red  Batchelor got up and asked us. I said. .A trace was recorded  ‘Now, why would you want to go • 19.    I    at    Comanche    and    Rising    Star,  back to a country that does things | The rain came after a front slip- ^ .Another bus driver. B. E. Dunn, like that?’    j    ped through this area early Sat-    made the Dallas - .AbUene run,  “He had a special place to sleep. i urday morning. Overcast skies j said he ran into the heaviest rain  Dec ¡ Abilene, he ran into more showers > 1“ it“-.,’“"’r  *    decided to surremb :  On the way noifb. I got to be  the head, apparent^' as the killer ' uish release presumably wiU of her mother and grandmother  While he was in the squads with us. he got the same ration ve got. but when he went to do what he aid any oí the 22 000 who do i    ’duty,’ he got special  chow.  were expected to act as a blanket : between .Albany and Breckenridge.  buddies with Eldon R Bradley of 210 S. Chapin St.. South Bend. Ind. He was feeling low. He asked me  during the night holding in exist-! Both men reported winds. Janek ,    talked    up    a    steady  fl(*d  Fairfax County Police Pvt. Dennis O Neil, shot in the arm by tJie cornered Clark Police and survivors pieced together this story Clark had quarrelled with the Schullz-Brovv n family about unwelcome overtures he had made to Mrs. v^chultz. Yesterday he pelted their house with rocks, breaking several w indovvs.  stay on in the neutral zone compound.  In P e i p i n g. Premier-Foreign .Minister Chou En-lai, who is the j right hand man of Red China’s No. 1 Communist. Mao. Tze-tung. issued a statement calling the plan "forcible retention.”  Chou’s lengthy review of the case called for 1 Re »nptio.’i immediately of * “come home” interviews with the  That was in pavment for writing up those proposals. " Tumbleston. 22. entered the Army In 1949 He wa.s captured at Unsan Nov. 6. 1950. the same day Batchelor was taken prisoner.  At that time Tumbleston was a corporal. He was promoted to ser-geat after his release by the Communists Aug. 10, 1953.  ing heat, but the weatherman warn- estimated winds blew 40 to 45 ed that clearing skies Sunday eve-; miles an hour near Rowden when ning likely will be followed by a ! he rain into rain there.  25 to 30-degree freeze the same night.  The rainfall at the .Abilene air- j co. Albany, Stamford. Rule and port totaled .03 by 9 30 p.m., but a number of other area points.  stream.  Make Pact  Eldon and I made a pact that if Rain varying from a few drops or.e of us was killed he wxmld teU to showers was reported in Cis-, other’s folks about it.  AHA, THE WALL IS FALSE » • • raiders found steps be\oiid this door;  When .Mrs. Schultz told him she would have a warrant sworn out ag.uust him he replied. “If you do I will kill the whole damn bunch of you  .About 1 30 p.m. nuiay Schultz and Brown, with the former’s 4-year-oUl son Henran Jr., st.arted out by automobile to the grocery, leaving the women at home. .At crossroad.s they encountered Clark in his • ab The men got out and an argu-ment started. Clark rcacheil into I his cab for a >-hotgun and fired < once at Schultz, hl.asting off his hat. then again, wounding him.  Brown began throwing rocks at CTai k to distract him, while Schultz ' pulled the child out of the line of fire and got away.  Clark then whirled on Brown and shot him in the foot Brown escaped to a neighbor’s house, but .son heal'd gunfire from ihe direction of his home.  Arriving there, he found the two women dead. Mrs. SchuB shot in the mouth. Mrs Brown in the throat, and the haby hurt .An alarm went out for Clark and a posse of more than 100 of.icers and private citizens, with bUxKl-' hounds, followed his trail to a s.aw-mill shack, which thev surrounded alxHit 5 p rn i) Neil called to Clark to come ; out with his hands up The answer ! was .a blast from inside the shack ! thai wounded O’Neil Of icers then :■ I iiUlied It w ith bullets ! Clark was pronounceil deail on ainval at Alexandria Hospital None of the survivors was tn ! eriiica! conditio:i  Merkel Man Struck By Motorcycle, Seriously injured  Joe 1!. Hincv. 70, of Merkel, was admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon for ti'calmcnt of injuries .suffered when he vva.s struck by a motorcycle at South Seventh and Sycamore Sts.^ aliout 2 30 p.m police reported.  His conditions was described as “serious ‘ by a hospital attendant Police .said Riney was struck hy sition .and the timing accented it. I a motorcycle driven by James D.  — i Turkett. 14. of 3309 South Seventh  pi isoners.  2 Renewal oi talks to set up a Korean ix'ace conference and to keep the pri.soucrs in custody until it can pass on their fate  3. I N. General Assemb^.v consideration of the Koroan question with Red China and North Korea represented.  4. Convemng of a Big Five fvjw-wer con.'eren* e Red China. Rus-  ! sia. the United State.s. Britain and to -settle ■ certain pres.sing international problems in Asia.”  I'here was nothing Chou s.sid which has not Ihh'h sr^id Ix'fore by : the Peiping Rtxl radio but his ;  Big New Building Planned tor Dallas  I)ALI..\H Jan 9 Plans for the developmciii of one of the largest downtown oIkh» building developments in the Southwe.>t have been announced by John Cai'iHUiter, chairman of Southland Life Insurance i'o.  v'ai iH'iilcr said a eity bloek had been purcluiNcd Ibc developmeul will be similar to the Kocketcller Center m \cw Voik. It will const;! of several unit;. The prelim-inarv pl.ans call (or lour uiut.s Completion of two units one 40 stones h gh is planned for the summer of 19.5».  St.  DON HUTCHESON . . sweepstakes winner  (lJ«ya JoN*s Wkmf)  MARY K. MacDOUGALL . . . woman’s dept, story  Reporter-News Wins 5 Firsts, 3 Seconds in AP Contests  STEFS TO THE BASEMENT • • • liu|c liquor cftcbe iuuuU tioHu (hcie liaii’i  Blackwell Driver injured Slightly  BHoN I'E. Jan. 9 An autonuv-hile driven bv Earl l.ackev of Blackwell hit a culvert two miles iioHh ot Tenuv >ou Saturdav e\eniiig. and larried a hu chunk 01 It about 3i) tee! bcfoic stopping  laickev walked out ol wb.^t some ob.servers calleil "the wor.-d wrerk they had ever .seen with a hlmniv nosé and a small cut on his face and was released troni a Bronte hospital after treatment Investi gating officers said his car was torn up.  l,ackey. an ex-serv u'emaii recently rolurned fixnn Korea, has Iveen employed in Ahllfiie rocentlv.  The Highway Patrol out of .'van Angelo was investlgaimg the acci dent, which iKcurn'd in Coke Coun  yr.    .  NEWS INDEX  SfCTiON A  Od N«wi  Pet* 10-11  SECTION I Pol ittci    rumbhna    1  ludding outlook    I  look newt    3  Houtoig ne%>f    S  Fditoriolt    *  CkurcK now», lodie-TV    lof    7  SICTION’C  Tosi-Ortying Mofkors    1  A Look in tko Mirror    .    2  Novrcomor»    4  Comput Cliottor    ...    4-7  Fothionakly l^aooking    |  Hollywood looufy    .    f  Amutomtnf»    ’10-11  SECTION 0 Sport«    I    2.3  Farm aad Markal« ......    7*1  8t,sff writers and photographers of The Mnlene Keixirter News won five first pLi.-es and three seconds in the 19.53 Texas \ssociated I’ress eonte.st>  The iw.u'ds V,eiv announeeil Saturdav ui.cht ia I Kallas as inan-agm#i editors of Tex.as AP mem-iH'r newspapt'rs g.ithert-d ior their annual s^'-.sion 111 additioit to the ;5rst> and ^ei‘-onds, iho sta;f also won six lu n oraiile mention eiUMou;  Bv coiiu idencc. ihc a. vv >.p.»iH'; .almost ihiplicated its wuu'.irc'- c a vear .ago, when ,, garnered tivc first:-, three sc»ond.s a id 10 hon orable tiieniions  The awards are consivitied the hiv’h«' t a»'h;ev enit‘lU\ ¡n the r cw-. iieliU XI lo u    d.ai-v ncwsj-:a-  p» (    1 lout, K ti the AP  N« w    It le.-s wc;c jiidivd  bv the mMivrr Port, .a;;d pb.»to b\ Ihc 1 uisv U i\ uiier-J-Hirnal Dun Huicht.soti. st.iff photog-rapiu i won me sv,ctK Nt.^kc'-award in photogruphv the inc-tuiT chosen from 5*>8 phoio.s on tcrcd from 36 nowspa^vrs in .i cities as Ivest of all The sweepstakes picture also won first in the simi news photo contest Dther first place awarals went  to  Mary Katherine MacDviugaU. woman's editor, tn woman’s dp. partment siorv.  Maries« Wgde, «iKirls wrucr, in iht iporta otwa colUiu  Well. Eldon died ia prison later on and I’m going to tell his folks how' it happened.  About a week after they set upv Camp Five at Pyoktong, thev started the.se lectures. They called us into the theater and lecturers made all kinds of slams »gainst the United States.  They came around one day and appointed me monitor of my squad.  I understood that job was to go to the lectures and come back t; d tell the others what I had heard.  In June, the camp ofticers came to u.s and .suggested we elect a peace committee. Thev said the men elected would gtt to travel to Europe and let our folks know how we vveie.  I was one of about 20 elected ; from the camp. I got 750 votes, i We wrote a peace appeal and went around getting others to .sign it. We were told that if we'did this the -American people would reali.'e they were w rong and sign a truce.  Access to Library  On this peace committee we h.sd access to the librarj*. 1 began reading all I could about communism.  I read I.»enin. books on the Soviet Union and bo<»ks condemning .American participation in the Korean war.  We got some Daily Workei's m  See BATCHELOR, Pg. 2-A. Col. 51  THE WEATHEK  I’. S. 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