Abilene Reporter News, January 20, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 20, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY; WARMChe Chilene Reporter    MORNING VOL. LXXIII, No. 218 Associated Press f AP/ “WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES Byron "ABILENE". TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, 1954—TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS ........ PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Singing, Flag-Waving PWs Stream From Korean Zone Senate Panel Okays Korean Peace Pact MAYBE TO SEE SENATOR? AWOL Sergeant Moves On Capitol With Loaded Rifle HAPPY REUNION—Leonard Moskovitz, 36, real estate man rescued from his kidnapers in San Francisco, gets a happy greeting from his father, Maurice Moskovitz, who was asked to pay $500.000 ransom. Moskovitz was rescued by police in a dramatic move and two of his abductors captured. (AP Wirephoto) 2 Kidnapers Ask $500,000; May Get Life Instead SAN FRANCISCO, Jau. 19 T— , ed $500.000. didn't get a penny. Police who painstakingly checked They now face probably life sen-even lead for almost 6^ hours tences under the state's “l ittle cracked the biggest kidnaping ca^e Lindbergh Law“ for abducting in California history early today. Leonard Moskovitz, 36. Saturday freeing a wealthy young real e<- noon. The kidnaping touched off tate broker and capturing two men j the biggest and most secret man-who demanded $300.000 for his re- ; hunt ever staged in San Francisco. WASHINGTON. Jan. 19 iP—The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved today the mutual defense treaty by which the United States overcame South Korea's opposition to last summer's armistice. But by the same unanimous vote it limited the pledge of U. S. armed assistance to cases of “external armed attack" on territory which the United States recognizes as being under South Korean control. The committee, spelling out those limitations in an interpretive clause, in effect warned that this country will not support any South Korean aggression. Full Senate Expected Committee Chairman Wiley <R-Wis> said he expects the full Senate to ratify the treaty next week. South Korea already has approved it. The interpretive clause was added at the suggestion of Sen. George < D-Ga >. Secretary of State Dulles told the committee last week he welcomed the addition, although with South Korean President Syng-man Rhee last August, after Rhee had reluctantly accepted the 'armistice terms which halted the fight with North Korean and Red Chinese troops. At various times since then, Rhee has threatened to renew the battle unless the often-postponed Korean political conference agrees on unification of all Korea. Rhee has spent most of his life trying to free and unify his country, which was under Japanese control until after World IVar II and then was divided into seoarate zones under Russian and U. S. supervision. The treaty pledges the United States and South Korea to unite in case of an armed attack in the Pacific area on territory administered by either. The treaty is the first such pact negotiated by this country with any nation on the Asian mainland, although similar agreements are in effect with Australia. New Zealand. Japan and the Philippines. Dulles described it as “a defense be thought the treaty itself was | treaty firmly dedicated to peace." clear on those points.    and said it is another step in the Dulles negotiated the treaty Pacific defense setup._ 'BEFORE GIVING IT AWAY' Mundt Urges Barter On Farm Products WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 A report that an AWOL Air Force sergeant was en route here armed with a high powered rifle to tell congressmen his grievances against the military set off an exciting police alert today. Capitol guards set a watch about senators and House members from Florida and New' York, since the airman was said to live alternately in those two states. He was reported driving a 1952 auto bearing Florida licenses. Officials at Westover Air Force Base, Mass., identified the missing airman as M. Sgt. Victor Petoniak, 43, a vet eran of 24 years service. They said he left the base without permission several days ago while “undergoing observation at the base hospital.” The officers said Petoniak was known to own a high-powered rifle but they didn’t know whether he had it with him. Capitol police said the Air Force reported Petoniak called Andrews Field in nearby Maryland this afternoon to say he was en route here. He was quoted as saying he wanted to see his senators and congressmen to try and get something done about “certain grievances.'’ Bitter Wave Due Head (or Allied Receiving Centers PANMUNJOM. Wednesday, Jan. 20 (/P) — Singing, flag-| waving anti-Red Chinese and Korean prisoners of war began the journey from Indian custody to freedom today despite hot Communist objections. They streamed out of their camps in the Korean demilitarized zone and marched the two miles over frost-whitened plains to receiving centers in Allied territory. These were the men whose fate had prolonged the Korean war for more than a vear while armistice negotiators wrang-led. The decision, that no captive should be forced to go home against his will, was a victory for the Allied side. And music, welcome signs and exuberant Chinese Nationalists, South Koreans and Americans greeted the captives. Trucks wheeled up, loaded the prisoners and moved southward in convov along a barricaded and heavily guarded route. The Chinese were en route to a camp near Inchon port where landing ships waited to transport them in a few days to the Chinese Nationalist island of Formosa. The Koreans were going into South Korea—and into the ranks of the Republic’s army if they wished. lease. The kidnapers, who first demand- Texan Gets 25-Year Term for Stomping Son, 2, to Death CHICAGO, Jan. 19 T \ man who said he threw his 2-year-old The case was unique 1n that newsmen were fully informed from the start, but a agreed to remain silent to save Moskovitz’ life. Newspaper, wire service and radio reporters manned police headquarters around the clock, follow- I pluses abroad, ing every detail of the hunt. By agreement, however, they didn't WASHINGTON. Jan. 19    —Sen. , eminent farm surpluses overseas. Mundt ' R-SD' to Id Secretary of ; Benson said there 1$ no intention Agriculture Benson today the L nit- ^ mu tba entire niijjfm dollars ed States should press for barter ; worth avvay and he declared: and exchange before we talk    good    part    of    it    should    be about giving anything away” in the 1 so]d.” disposal of huge U. S. farm sur- And Sen. Schoeppel 'R-K an' .    ... ,,    ,    ..    ,    sharplv    reminded Benson that release a word until Moskovitz was congness is on record “against freed and two former private de- dumping our farm surpluses or any teetives from Sacramento were give.away program.’ nabbed t ie kidnapers.    iwo ^jjdwest Senators spoke The two were Harold Jackson. | out as Benson> testifying at Conferences Under Way Benson said conferences have already begun on the possibility of paying foreign governments in surplus U.S. grains, instead of cash, for the construction of U.S. military bases abroad. "Payment in farm commodities •on across a room, stepped on him "no onoe opeLaUHi_a ¡2^? crowded hearing before the Senate |    _?5    c*sh:’Lhe    8_ai?:Jw^9 and tence on a Jud Criminal Court sentenced James Dodd Sr., 32. who had pleaded gudtv to the charge. Th** state had By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A massive, slow-moving but bitter Fog which had hampered air traffic for several days lifted Tues- cold norther is to enter the Texas ! day night except at Galveston, but Panhandle Wednesday “Rather heavy freezing rain’ in the Panhandle Wednesday night is expected to change to snow’ Thursday, the Weather Bureau said. The Bureau advised that stock raisers be warned. Much colder weather, with freezing rain, is expected to move into North Central Texas later Wednesday. Because of the unsettled weather over the rest of the state Tuesday night, and the fact brisk south winds were warming that area, there was some question how far south and east the norther would he felt. Heavy cloud banks, scattered rain, shifting fog and springlike temperatures prevailed Tuesday night. Despite the huge cloud blanket, rain w as virtually nil. The only rain reported w’as .07 of an inch at College Station. .03 at Lufkin. .01 at Austin, Dallas and Del Rio. and traces at scattered points. conditions were ripe for the shroud to fall again during the night. Brisk south winds along the coast including a 36 mile an hour wind at Corpus Christi with gusts up to 45 and 20 miles an hour wind at Brownsville with gusts to 29. swept away the fog along the coast. Temperatures were mild throughout the state. The high was 82 at Alice, and the coolest spot. Dalhart in the Panhandle, had a high of 61. Amarillo was told to expect temperatures to fall to 12 to 16 V ednes-day night. Norther Due Here Thursday Big Tea Parly Awaits 22,000 By WILLIAM C. BARNARD MUNSAN, Korea. Wednesday. •Tan. 20 LfL-Tbe 22.000 anti-Com-munist prisoners streaming south from the Panmunjom stockades to day were headed for “the biggest damn tea party on earth.” That was the way Sgt. Claud E. Sprinkle of Johnson City, Tenn , , w __    phrased it as he awaited the rush Asom City camp neai Inchon.    trucks    bringing    Chinese    anc. From Inchon, landing ships will of_J™c^nn*.*he The massive movement southward toward freedom began at 6.50 p.m. EST. Tuesday. The vanguard was made up of singing, banner-waving Chinese. AP correspondent Jim Becker spotted the line of captives marching southward out of the demilitarized zone. Head for Loading Zone They were headed toward the Chinese loading zone where 600 trucks waited to whisk them to Munsan, then on to Seoul and the suspicion of kidnapin Police Chief Michael Gaffey said Lear made a “full confession.” demanded a jury trial and the blaming Jackson, with whom he death penalty if Dodd did not plead guilty. The chihi, James Jr.. was beaten to death in the Dodd apartment Sept. 26. At an inquest, Dodd had testified, “1 tossed him six feet to the bed. but missed. Then I stepped on him four or five times with my heel. I must have gone completely crazy because I did love him.” Church of Christ Minister's Wife Killed in Crash had once worked in a private detective agency, for the kidnap scheme. t,ear said Jackson asked him in Sacramento for help in “a case’’ in San Francisco, but that he didn't know what the case was unttl Moskvoitz was kidnaped. He said he was too afraid of Jackson Mrs. Cled Wallace, wife of a to back out then.    Church of Christ minister at Mari- j price supports Dist, Atty. Thomas Lynch said etta. Okla.. was killed in a traffic j Aiken is qua the men w ill be prosecuted under ! accident north of Sanger in Denton Even before Benson testified, facing his second day of critical and sometimes hostile questioning, the administration signalled a six-week “cooling off period before any Senate showdown on President Eisenhower's controversial farm program is undertaken. Chairman Aiken fR-Yt1 of the Senate Agriculture Committee told newsmen he would not push for a vote on the issue of flexihle farm I until about March quarterbacking the new program which the President out- Government Gives up Fight On A&P Chain Dodd’s wife, Ruby. 23. told the Section 209 of the California Penal County, the Associated Press said :jined to Cougress on Jan. 11. »rimer's jury her husband loved , Code, which prescribes life impris- { Tuesday night. She w-as driving j    Eisenhower eir older child. Ruby \nn. 3. onment for kidnaping for ransom, alone when her car skidded into j '    •    *    ‘ coroner their “but didn’t like Jimmy Dodd told her the baby was “the milkman’';’’ anil made repeated j threats to kill th ? youngster. Mrs. Dodd said '•he and the daughter plan to leave immediately for Beaumont. Tex Dodd s plea was entered by Atty, Shelburne i Glover of Texarkana, lex. -------------  j El Paso Man Dies EL PASO, Jan. 19 r Maurice Swartz. who started as deliver! boy and became president of a . large department store died tod a jr. j lie was 71. Swartz was known for Moskovit was not suffered bodily harm was threatened, but harmed by his captors. Gaffev said the two prisoners will he booked into city prison on straight kidnaping charges. The end came when Lear was caught in a sidewalk booth, used previously to telephone ransom demands to the victims family. Fifteen minutes later, guided by l4*ar, Police Inspector A1 Nelder klcK'd open the door of a house in a good San Francisco residential She said or death if the kidnap victim has the path of a truck, investigating government would abandon the the officers said.    I    present system of rigid price sup- ller husband is the cousin of ports for basic crops — fixed by Glenn L. Wallace, minister of the j law at 90 per cent of parity — and College Church of Christ here. I swing gradually to “flexible” sup-The Abilene minister said the    ports ranging    front    75 to 90    per Marietta couple lost three sons in cent of parity. p..r    „    __    . service. One son was killed three    parity is a    price    formula    de- telephone    days prior to the Korean Armistice    gigned to give    the    farmer a    fair •igning.    j    return on his crops in relation to Survivors include a non in Aus- , Jhe prlce ^ things he buys, tin and a daughter in Houston. Mr. Wallace is well-known in Church of Christ circles in Texas. He has appeared on lecture programs at Abilene Christian College. He has spent considerable A norther is expected to bring freezing rain to the Abilene area Thursday with temperatures of 25 to 30 degrees, the U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport warned Tuesday night. No appreciable temperature change is expected during Thurs-; day after the freeze begins, the ‘ weatherman said. | The norther will be preceded ! Wednesday by 65 to 70-degree weather, the weatherman believed. Skies are expected to be partly’ ; cloudy to cloudy Wednesday. The weatherman said the north-VPW york Jan 19 f—The ers iront was in Kortherii Coto- front stores are a shopping mecca for American housewives in 40 states. In return, however, the nation $ largest food chain—with 6.000 l'étau stores—agreed to dissolve the Atlantic Commission Co . its produce buying subsidiary. Atlantic was accused of working both sides of the street—buying for northern plains states, he said. Rain was expected to be jarred loose from Abilene area skies when the cold air collides with warm air here. Rain usually falls in this area when cold air hits warm, moist air from the Gulf, the weatherman said. The exact time of arrival of the carry the Chinese in a few days I North_ Koreans to the Nationalist island of Formo- jswcKiaes. sa    | “Thirty-two Gls will pour.” Dense columns of black smoke Sprinkle said, thev ve been prac-rose in the icy» air as North Ko- \ ticing and those guys can pour rean captives in the anti-Red camp 50 cups a minute when the crnps burned refuse. They too. were pre- ; are down.” paring to leave.    Here is the setup: The sound of singing and chant- ^ |ea pourers are members of ing rolled across the frozen ncc ^ ^ Battalion, 34th Infantry paddies.    .    , 1 Regiment, 24th Division. They are As the firs, Chinese walked ou j stationed a few miles north cf of the neutral zone, American sol- »    , diers greeted them in Chinese and ; *    *    . led them down a barbed wire lane The tea will be poured hot from to the waiUng Lucks.    five-gallon cans. The Indian command had guard-1 There 11 be no sugar or cream “ but each prisoner will get a chocolate bar along with his tea. The boys will load the tea in trucks and drive out to the road. Who’ll stir the tea? It won’t need stirring.” spoke ed the 14.321 Chinese and 7.718 North Koreans in the neutral zone during the period provided in the armistice for ‘ come home“ explanations. Bickering Hurt The explanations were slowed up Lt. Kurt Bauer of Wyalusing, by bickering between the Com mu- Pa. “We have bumps in our road.” nist and United Nations Com-1 mands. Many prisoners refused to attend Communist explanation sessions. The U.N. Command insisted the armistice required the release next Saturday as civilians of all captives who have refused to go home. The Communists demanded more time for explanations. They also demanded the Indians retain custody until a Korean peace conference studied the POW issue. Efforts to convene such a conference have failed. India as chairman of the five-nation neutral commission handling POWs decided on her own to turn back the captives starting three days before the deadline for See PRISONERS. Pg. 3-A. Col. 3 Ms ** NEWS INDEX Pag« 4 10, 11 SECTION A Woman'* Now* .... Oil Now* ...... SECTION B Sport* Now* .....    Pofo 2, 3 Editorial* ............. 4 Comic*      4 Classified Ad* ...... 7,    t,    f Farm & Ranch Now* ..... • Market* .............. P Radio & TV Log*    .....10 In his testimony today, Benson said Eisenhower is still hoping to trust civil suit. Charging monop-achieve the goal of 100 per rent I oly. the government originally parity for all farm products in the tried to break the food chain into A. A P. at the same time it was [ Thursday norther is unknown, but selling to competitors.    j    the weatherman's forecast said de- by ger market place, though not through government supports, The consent decree signed here temperatures will drop to 24-30 r Federal Judge Edward A. Ton-    Thursday    morning. *r ended a bitter four-year anti- j  -—    '    ■■    .................. THE WEATHER bf. Civic «ml philanthropic «orb S.. KIDNAPERS. P0. 3A, Col,. 344 I time in cvansclistic work._ Just Pair of Binoculars, Parr Asserts, Not Pistol By WILBUR MARTIN    nephew. Duval County Shoiiff Arch- ALK K. Jan 19 T George Pan j i r Parr, tangled with AUee and asserted tonight b< was carrying binoculars - not a pistol while try ing to see who was at a Freedom party political meeting here. “I wasu’t carrying a pistol and I didn’t threaten anyone,” he said. He w is freed on $1.000 bond and ordered ¡0 trial Feb. 15. The Jim Wells County grand Jury meets tomorrow. Dist. Atty. Raeburn Norris said jury’ members •I was sitting in a e.ife <in | would probably discuss the court San Diego' when someone said, J house scuffle Say. did you know there was a meeting of the Freedom party ' j “No, 1 said, let's see who’s at 11 ” Parr also asserted that Ranger Capt. Alfred AUee didn't slug him In a eourthouae braw 1 at Mice but that while he was holding AUee * hand, another man grabbed hla ear and aeratched it with a fingernail. Parr, long the dominant, controversial political leader in the 70th District, wai accused of brandishing a gun near where member* of the opposition party in Duval County’ had gathered. While waiting for a hearing on the charge yesterday Parr and ids it was Carl Putnam, a Department of Safety radio mechanic, who scratched his ear with a fingernail while l’arr was holding AUee s arm. Putol Flying Alice >aid he w as the only one to hit Parr. ”1 was trying to keep Alice from bashing Archer over the head *v ith Parr,    in    a    Jovial    mood, telephon- I a pistol,” Parr said. When Alice ed a    reporter    in    answer    to    a    tele- j stopped back and said, 1 am tired gram asking an interview Earlier of the way you are running things e’fort- to contact him had been in Duval County; I am damned fruitless.    i    well fed up.’ The chunky, red - faced and i “He w.i' going to kill me. "he wealthy political leader asserted reason he didn't w as that Mr*. Caro ’    J    Brown, the reporter for tlu* Alice Echo, kept calling ‘Alfred. Alfred.’ ” (Mrs. Brown said she had never called Capt. AUee “Alfred,” that she hollered “Cap. Cap '* 135 Parr said VUee wa* preparing 4,124 to slug Archer with a gun after 7,093 Bridge had slapped Archer in an 18 090 argument between his nephew and ... Ill Bridge.    i Parr said he grabbed Vl'ee's arm. “You know. AUee isn't as strong as he used to be,“ Parr sani. “I am pretty weak but I was able to hold him.” Then, he said. Putnam tried to grab his ear but scratched it. And that’s when, he '•aid. AUee stepped back, with bis pistol Parr said 20 or 25 cars were around the meeting place of the seven independent and competing units. But it said today A. A P. has begun “to mend its ways.” A. A P. said its breakup would r. s. orrvtTMixT of commkbck WIVTHER himvr ...---  ,    ABllXNfc    AND    VICINITY    -    Partly result in complete remodeling of • CK>u<iy *o ouUy *r.d »»rm w*dn*»day. Anti-* Arnnonvic structure of turnir* much cold*r Thuredav tree sin* the entire economic .uuviuir r||m    Th»ir*day    hl*h    wn!tif*day    *5- the country. In W • » h i n g t o n. Atty Gen. Brownell declared of today’s compromise “Nothing in the decree will deter A. & P. from continuing to sell groceries at prices which would normally result from the efficiency of its biiving and selling operation or from any lawful use of its merchandising skill and extensive distribution facilities ” In much the same vein, the A, A P. president. Ralph W. Burger. said in a statement ’ The agreement reached with the TO, {«mpc raturaa lo war ing to tW* Thura* dav mo in* EAST TF.XAS Cloudy v» tUi »can*red »ho« rr* and warm WcdMOdtty. coo*ii»r-ab:v colder Thur»day and In norih w>d-neadav night wRh raw» probably chaugtn* to freeiui* ra»n in the north and »cat**r»d »bower* in »outh fraah *outb#rly wind* on ihe coa*t, *hlfnng fre*h to »'ron* Borthtriy Thuraday afternoon SOUTH UTNTHAl TEXAS Cloudy with •catttred *!ho«*r* Wedne*d*y and Thursday. «arm Wednesday, bet lurnin* coa-aulerabl» colder Thuracay and la e*tr*ma aortb Wodneadav n*«hf    scutharly wind» on the ccaat. »hlftin* to fresh to »trong northerly Thuraday aftainocn NOHTH CRN THAI. TEXAS Cloudy, • tattered »hoaer» *nd warm W’edne*day. turning much Oider wedneuiay Bight and Th trad^E wtth ra.n changing to fr#at* Anti-Trust D vision constitutes | ^ ra„, acvim «tockman tfPltion Of the fsct that there WERT T*;x\* Freeim* rata and *u«b w 'toaiu" vi miltr with ! eaidar in Panhandle late W»dn**d«y and othing basically wrong "**n t »»»:,».an.n* »¡id South r:»»» Tianday traditional policy of selling ehaagiag to *oow durmg Tt.urtoajr Adyta# our good I .sod cheap. “The agreement to dissolve our fresh fruit and vegetable buying •taekmaa. Otturarlo* a fe* »hewort and « »rm Wednesday and turntn* cnlder Wed-aoaday TkMri KAU RI S HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX? Polls Paid Tuesday .. Polls to Date  ........ polla Paid I^sst Year . Polls Paid in 1952 .... Days before De atilde subsidiary and adhere to certain tu#« a »u Freedom party members Saturday ^living practices will not interfere night. This was Manuel Marro-quina drive - in in Jim Well* County, about a mile from nearby San Diego. Juan Barrera is also charged with Parr with illegally packing a pistol    •    .      . Parr said    they    parked    about    a    WASHINGTON,    Jan. 19    *; lhe 100 feet aw ay from the meeting House n-    'V*    '    .tl*! place and he was    sitting    there    try-1    CttnimiUee    voted    «    °    « na to see    uphold the    firing    of the    commit- ing to see.    ^    investigator Louis J. “But you couldnt see anything    Chairing»    Void*    (R- Tw»*- 0 hi to with our continuing to give our customers more food for their m oney” Firing Upheld Sea BINOCULARS, Pg. 3-A, Col. S tee a Russell, by 1U) last week. SS    ....... S3    .    sw .....   et    i »i    3'to ............ ••    j 3ti    .    4 SO    at st    .    .... s *a .......... ej u    ......... s m ............si    ; sÇ    .    ..... , 1 SO ....... Si M     ........... Sto ........... St JT    ........... » 30 .    •• r*    .    ________ tow ........... 03    .........    . H to  ...... a* .... uto    -• High and low toiup*toiu»«* ,of •*<>*«* ending *( • W p m «* *nd «i Htgh «Bd low tomaar*tur»# «am« dal* l*at year SS i *nd 41 euaatt 1**»    •    00    »    **i5; 11»« today t 40 a m . suturev tonight • ®l phi lUronntit rtodin* at •:» 9 m I’W Relato» humidity at • W »*• THEY WANT TO SEE THE PRESIDENT—Women kin of with the Com* American prisoners of war who are staying w munists pose outside the House office building in Washington. opposite the Capüol, background, wiUi hep, Russe. V. Mact, tR-Wash). Thev went to Washington to ask him to help them see President Eisenhower. " hey want the President to ask the nation to pray for the return of Corp. Aaron P. Wilson and Corp. Otho G. Bell. Left to right, Mrs. 11. B. Wilson, Urania. La., mother; Mack; Mrs. Myrtle Rogers, Alexandria, La., sister of Wilson, and Mn. Jtweil Bell, Olympia, W ash., wjfe. tAP Wirephoto) ^ ;

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