Abilene Reporter News, January 28, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

January 28, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1954, Abilene, Texas 1 1 1 CLOUDY, WARMER EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT-OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH.YOUR AS IT GOES" Byron LXXIU, No.'226 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY PAGES IN TWSgCTTONS PRICE DAILY 5e, SUNDAY lit Dulles Fires Hot Barrage at Reds Hits China Aggression .BULLETIN BERLIN If) Soviet For- eign Minister V. M. Molotov to; the. Big Four to- day the calling of a world con- ference thii year on general reduction of State Dulles charged' in the" Big Four conferencertoday: that Soviet. ?or- Minister Molotov is trying, is 'iupersede the United Nations; .with a council of five powers including Bed Chiriar Dulles demanded -for the third straight day that the con- ference get to' the problem'- of Germany at once.. opening the meeting, loosed a blistering'attack on Foreign: Minister Chou En-lai of Communist Chiua. .He asked: is this; Chou En-lai whose addition to our circle would make possible solution of all our He descrtoed Chou as a leader of a regime which gained power through a.bloody war, became an open aggressor in Korea, and even now continues: to promote aggres- sion in Indochina: Playing on Hopei "Such is the man Mr. Molotov proposes would enable us to solve lill the world's the scathingly de- clared. 4 Dulles claimed that in arguing here for a five-power meeting, Molotov playing on the hopes raised when, .the United Nations was formed in 1945 in order to justify transferring those hopei to a council of the five powers. The fact is, Dulles continued, Molotov Is -trying to replace the United Nations with 7'a. council ot five which: he said would take over responsibility for running world. The Dulles argument hit hard at the five-power conferenceVsugges- tion which alii three: Western min- isters already rejected. But the Western delegations are ex- tremely sensitive to.peace.hopes, especially with respect to Indo- china. They were clearly deter- mined to explore all possibilities of a settlement in'case Molotov an> thins serious in mind. Tough Dulles, Foreign Secretary Eden and Foreign Minister Btdault lunched together at noon and ap- parently decided OB their tactics to take a tough line on tile five- power least' thai the line being taken by Dulles, who sought to more Mototav ou to a discussion of Die German ques- tion. J Dulles told Molotov it was ob- vjous the proposed 'five-power con- ference could: not be a temporary one. He said It was "incredible" that the four here, plus Chou En- would be able to solve political, military and economic problems with -which the United Nations had grtppled for nine years. The 'tasks which Molotov out- lined yesterday for the five-power from atomic dis- armament-to Asich would compel It to'become per- manent, Dulles said "My feeling is that we have had an adequate first round exchange of views on this subject and that without forgetting what has been said we should now move on to an exchange of views regarding the problems relating to Germany and Austria." Dulles said he had developed great admiration for Moiotov's- skill ES a diplomat in the past and that Molotov: had not lost his touch. INSIDE the fourth year, the National Guard will put up Mothers' March stickers in Abilene business houses Thursday night. Lt. James Bowers, left, and Capt. Don B. Bowen practice taping one of the stickers on a win- on the card reads "Turn On Your Porch Ppho Tonight" Please see story on Page 1-B. (Staff photo) _________ __ Part of Houston Bonk Loot Believed Found HOUSTON mechanic who i Houston National Bank job was in plucked from the air con- ditioning unit of a wrecked car has turned the search for S57.000 taken in a faked New Year's Eve bank robberv here to Wrens, Ga Police Chief C. W. Brown -of Wrens told Houston authorities by pnone tne J46.000 was found after a 1953 Oldsmobilt, trashed telephone pole. Four Savannah, Ga residents were tailed.. The mechanic spotted the stacks of Mils -while (tripping the wreck- age" for salvage. "We don't know where the money came Brown said. An FBI spokesman here de- clared, "We're checking the possi- bility that the money is part of the Houston loot" The FBI said some S10JWO of the money was In JIM bills, the rest small bills. The wrecked car had not been stolen, the Georgia police chief said one. of five persons charged in the bank robbery filed a federal court petition seesing to recover a 1953 OldsmobOe seized in New .Orleans by federal authorities An attorney for James Bav.d Mitchell, 25, claimed In the peti- nan .the car, Wat seized Jan. M. in violation of Mitchell's constitutional the petition alleges FBI agents have described the seized auto as the getaway car used in the Houston robbery. Mitchell is held in Harris County Jail here under S50.000 bond. He's under federal charges of bank rob- in 10s and 5s. The loot in and conspiracy. HUGE LAYOUT Reporter-News to Print Mop of Air Base Sunday What will Abilene Force Base look like' You'll get an idea of how big this huge .base will actually be when you read 5 our next Sunday's Reporter-News A map base, showing the complete layout and location of ail the major buildings and installa- tions has been prepared especially for The Reporter-News. News Editor Dick Tarpley hai compiled a storj on the "work schedule" for the mammoth pro- ject, a schedule which indicates that construction, will, really .be booming by mid-summer. This big S-column map and story will be one of the extra features of the big Sunday Reporter-News, your best bui for a dime. Older an extra copy now ai the Reporter- News business office or at your dealer. ONE DRAFTEE Nine of 21 UK Charges By WILLIAM C. BARNARD TOKYO least 9 of 21 American prisoners turned their backs on their homeland act- ed as stool pigeons for Chinese guards in North Korean prison camps, the U.N. Command offi- cially disclosed tonight. The were accused of in- forming on fellow prisoners. The UNC said of the 21: Four expected-to be punished if they returned and were afraid to come back. Five were-sent to China during their captivity for further school- ig- Seven were either selected for or promised more schooling in Red China. Five were considered weak and not sincere in their Communist be- liefs. "Reasons they stayed: with the Reds were: they fell, in love with Chinese, women; they hoped: to get something for nothing, and they were promised educations in Chi- na." Twelve were "Progressives" from the first days of capture and active in all kinds of Ecu activity n the prison camps; Most Infantrymen Twenty of the 21 were regular Army men One was a draftee Three were artillerymen, two were medical aidmeh. There two engineers and the rest were in- fantrymen. Five are 21" years old and tne oldest is 32. The average- age is. 2314: Nineteen are single, two mar- ried: Three are Negroes. Ten had an average of two years to high school One had years of college ant! another graduated from college o completed grammar school only and two didn't finish grammar school. One only -completed, the -sixth grade. No Previous Politics. Not a single one the 21- had any recorded political activity prior to entering the Army Xhe Allied spokesman said 10 of the 21 came from low-income homes Host of the others were from middle class families One is the son of an Army officer. One of the 21 is an orphan who was adopted at the age of 11. Two came from broken homes. Before entering the five restaurant x workers, four were truck drivers, three were mechanics' helpers; one was a bakery employe, a service'station attendant, sales clerk machine operator and welder. Four were never, employed. THE WEATHER C.S. DEPARTMENT OE COXMEM3E WEATHER BUREAU 4BILENE AJ.D VICIMTY Vostlj tloudy warmer Thursday afternoon. lliursday night snd High ture Thursday 55 ta 60 decrees. Thurs- nieht ffish 63 SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Rain Frldav and in ana south portions tonight. KORTH CENTRAL TEXAS? ConsJ.ilermble cloudiness, -warmer today and tonifht. Some llsrhi in southeast" portion -Friday. VTEST TEXAS; Partly cloudy today. tonight and Frldav. Warmer Panhandle, South Plains and GplwYPecos Valley elisi- icanl todai TEMP ER4TIJ RES Vied f 41 2 30 3 30 A3 430 Stubborn Bricker Won't Compromise SJO 40 49 41 11 M 54 40 57 Barometer readine p.m. 28.40. Relative humidity at p.m. 61 per cent. Maximum' temperature for 34 hours tnc at a.m. Minimum temperature for 24 hours ead- tos it a WASHINGTON UK-Sen. Brickcr ticking off the objections President .Eisenhower has raised to his proposed constitutional amendment on treaty-making, tabbed one after another as "ua- true" and "100 per cent wrong" in a Senate speech today. "Although the President's mo- tives arenas always, sincere, his advisers have sold him a bad bill of Biickcr said in a pre- pared speech. Bricker told his colleagues. he had hoped for a time to reach a "mutually, satisfactory agreement with the White House. He blamed the President's advisers, and Sec- retary ol State Dulles In particular, for preventing this. "No reasonable compromise ap- pealed to he laid. Dlicusslous now have ended, Bricker declared, and it U 'un- likely that the dlscuMloni win resume." DeiplU Preilaent'i oblee- ttoni, Bricker predleted: A eon- atttatlontl nmendrotiit to protect the American people against abuses of the treaty-making power will be passed." In a brief Senate speech last Fri- day, Bricker implied he thought the President should stay out of the fight over his amendment Today, he said he considered it "appropriate" for the administra- tion to "participate in this mo- mentous constitutional debate." Then he added: 'But it would be highly improper, in my judgment for the adminis- tration' to use patronage types of pressures in an effort to defeat the proposed amendment." Meanwhile Seriate Republican leaden ro if wed with the Presi- dent the situation which has devel- oped in the Senate the Bricker amendment. They acknowledged that one specific subject dUcuued was the proposal advanced by Sen. George ai for the con- trcvrnlal coMtltuttonu amend- ment by Sen. Bricker They declined, however, to saj how .Eisenhower feels about the leorge substitute. They refused also to say whether any decisions were made: Others attending the unscheduled conference at. the White House were Sen. Ferguson of Michigan, chairman of the Senate GOP policy Millikin.of Colo- rado, chairman of the Conference of all Republican Senators, Wil- liam P. Rogers, deputy attorney general; and two White House liai- son men -with Congress, Wilton B. Persons and! Jack Martin. Knowland said party leaders 'made complete report to the President on the legislative situa- tion." Eisenhower has expressed unal- terable opposition to the Bricker amendment as drafted. Asked'today whether he was taking back to the Capitol another letter from Eisenhower, Knowland replied: "I prettr not to discuss that." Your Want Ad Charge Account Is Now Open! Just say "charge it" when you place your weekday or Sundgv Wont Ad! It's that simple. So wh> keep your wonts or needs a ssxre when as little as 41c a day wil bring you the fast results you de- sire. Approximately wan ods appear in the Abilene porter-News each month That means aoprox.riotely pea pie know the power of Went Ad; and are using them regularly to gain extra profit in bujmg, sell- ing, renting, trading, etc. Mare iliori ore es- tablished to be certain every Want Ad hos maximum reader ship. Nearly readers await your ad' Phone it, moil i or bring it. And when you do just soy "CHARGE Your Sunday Want Ad deadline on space ads ads requiring one inch or mot 12.00 noon Friday Word odi will be accepted unt noon Saturday. Coll now so you won't forger. await your ad! Insure Prosperity, Ike Asks Congress the West Texas Chamber of Commerce Industri- al Conference-at the Wooten Hotel Thursday were E. F. Smith Jr., left, new manager of the Coleman Board of Community Development; Ben Denman, center, president of the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce, and Boy Johnson, right, cashier at the Haskell Na- tional Bank, formerly of Abilene. (Staff Photo) Westex Leaders Challenged To Bring in New Industries Four different points of view were presented to community lead- ers attending theJWeit Cfiamtser of Commerce. Industrial Conference at the Woolen Hotel Thursday morning. _ Industry, aid two re- gional chambers of represented among the four speat. ers. 1 About 290 commuiptr leaders from some 55 towns present at the morning session; to which they were welcomed by Hall, president of the Abilene CC. M D Fanning of jSan Angelo, president of the CC Managers As- sociation of West the response Invocation made by the Rev. Willis P. Gerlart, rector of the Episcopal Church of the enly Rest. Eldor L. Buelow of San Angelo, chairman. of the industrial com- mittee and vice president of the WTCC. presided overJ'the meet- ing, s. Fred H Husbands, KTCC gen- eral manager, offered the confer- ence delegates a "challenge" to bring industry into their towns. He pointed out that Texas has Irawn much industry from the North in recent yefcrs, largely- on account of its .clunate, industrial labor management laws, com- parative few taxes, and "a good atnu sphere for business." More Water Needed, Disadvantages, on the other hand, are lack of-water iu "many areas which he said is being overcome, discrimination- "on' freight rates, arid workmen's com- pensation laws., But as far as natural resources and. assets are concerned, Texas' potentialities for development are unlimited, Husbands' Fred A. EUiston, manager of the area development division of the Texas Electric Service at Fort Worth, urged communities to see where they stand as a town be- fore asking industry He showed visitors pr.the meet- ing a survey form Jus com- pany has devised ami used in 25 West Texas towns. They 'are planning to survey svsry tows of more-than TiopulaUon in their area, which includes Sweewater, Eastland, Ranger, Midland, Odes- sa, Big Spring, Breckenridge, and Wichita falls among 11J cities. The form asks questions about schools, water, local mSustry. civ- ic leadership, resources, and simi- lar facts in which industry is in- terested. Only after these facts are stud- led and analyzed and definite ac- tion'has been taken to correct ills and deficiencies thus revealed should the community go out after more industry, EUiston said "They may ftod they don't need new industry but need a revival of interest" In existing industry or he 'said. Tron Urged A pleating place to live was tW main potat emphatind by Frank W managing jUrector-of I and the people; an at the Arkansas State C-C. at Little his discussion of what a should offer The emphasis, it on having, a well-balanced community, .he said. He defined this-as one .with a broadly "iased economy rooted in native resources mineral, agri- cultural, and human, ,a broadly based income -without dominance, y any one factor; public services the town; educational facilities capable of bringing con- tinued improvement to the culture tractive, well-kept town; Land peo- ple who take pride in living there Sccdts, who lo- cations with a view to bringing industry there, often turn down town on account of its' "dingy, un Xantrell sai A pleasing environment fo management personnel is particu Urly important, lie said, since the the hardest to please often Industry expects all this of See INDUSTRY. Pa. J-A. Col. 3 Drive to Cut Soles Taxes Gains Steam WASHINGTON drive to j cut excise taxes was picking up steam in the House today but an i administration leader: cautioned that any lost revenue :might have to be made up by new or increased taxes elsewhere. Kep Halleck of Indiana, GOP floor leader, told newsmen many excise or sales taxes so high there" is no-doubt they im- pose extreme hardships and are doing much to' stifle certain seg- nts of business." But he added: 'Of course, in view of the fiscal situation of the government, In any study. of excises we would also have to give attention to additional revenues as necessary to offset losses." Halleck declined to 'discuss pos- sible new sources .of revenue. House Speaker Martin touched off a new round of specula- tion yesterday by backing a pro- posal to.cut all excise or sales taxes above 10 per cent down tn that level, except for liquor and above 10 per cent and are seriously hurting some businesses. His- proposal would slash the present 25 per cent rate on loiig distance telephone calls. 20 pei cent taxes on furs, jew elrj. cos- metics, luggage women's hand bags, movie and other admissions photographic equipment and some lesser items; and 15 per cent rates on sporting goods, pens and pen cds, lighters, local telephone bills and domestic wires. Dip, Quick Recovery Predicted WASHINGTON Un President isenhower today termed the na- tion "marvelously redicted-recovery this year. from, "bnef and self-correcting" busU ness dip and pledged-to use the overnment's vast powers to com- at a depression if one should evelop. He proclaimed yer necessary to avert a depres- cut taxes, liberalize cred- and launch large-scale public works even at the cost of new eficit ficancingr And he gave forceful notice, in s economic report to Congress, that it should take, "bold steps" in his 19S4 legislative program to "protect and promote wnomic stability" Includes Tax Cut The program, he said, includes le protection of millions more orkers under unemployment id-age insurance, and bigger bene- t payments; federal aid for puh- c works planning; stimulants to mising; tax revision; highway improvement; a new farm pro- gram; and a tariff program to encourage foreign trade. All this advia- ble Eisenhower said, dding that if he finds more power is needed, he' will ask for it rompUy. Missing was an expected request or an increase in the 75-ctnt murly minimum wage. Secretary of Labor Mitchell recently report- ed that the administration wu exploring means to raise it ,to "a more, realistic level." But Elsen- wwer told Congress .the time-it sot ripe. _ No EfflOfQency Of, his economic wt- ined iii a 35.000-wpM message, Eisenhower said: "It is not a legislative program of emergency measures, for (he current situation-clearly does require one" "Instead, it is a program-tor stimulatmg economic growth tad mir.iminng any chance-there mar be .of serious economic-difficulty in the lufeire." y 1, He set this goal far the economy: "an Jneome, shared equitably, who contribute and achieved in-dollars of stable-buy- ing power." After a year in office, lie re- ported national production at a record 367 dollars. ployment is Ugh, paces are steady, and wages and profits are generally he said. Mainly- Inventory Move But "there can be no certainty" that the late-1953 dip, in business activity not become a broad- er and deeper movement than the 'minor thus far rec- orded, he cautioned He described the contraction as mainly an inventory a production slowdown intended to reduce the rate of accumulation of stocks, and continued: "Our economy is basically strong, 'Unless the government is pre-, pared and willing to use its vast wwers to help maintain employ- ment and purchasing power, even a minor readjustment may fee con- verted into a spiraling contrac- CANDIDATES WANTED Stew Not Even Warm in City Political Pot Candidates for.ifive of- fices in Abilene's April 6 annual city election. tobacco. The idea Already' had The political pot considerable bipartisan support. wasn't boOing Thursday morning. Martin told reporters rates it wasn't even simmering. The wa- 5VCS Nobody had the City Commission places or the.three School Board jobs to filled in the Apnl voting. Not a soul had even said he or she, would do so: By state law the deadline for filing candidacies must be at least 30 ahead of the election day. The City Commission annually sets the exact deadline date, but it hasn't done so for The lat- est time it could set and obey state law would be March .6; it probatv ly will a date somewhat ear- lier than that. March e is only 36 days from now, counting Sundays. To he filled !a the April 6 elec- tion are- (1) City Commission Place 2, now held by-J. Floyd Mak-om, the bolder of wikh must reside in WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES PORCH LIGHT .PARADE Mothers march en polio Friday night. Page 1-B' POI.L TAX PUSHED Abilene Civic organizations make united effort to increase county's vot- ing strength. Poge 5-B. SITUATION NORMAL U. S. and Russia spend first two days at Four conference blasting Fooe S-A NON-fttPATS CO NORTH Arntricon non-re- patnatn north toward life behind Bamboo Curtain. Page 11-8. Abilene south of the Texas and Pacific Railway. (2) City Commission. Place 4, occupied by C. T. (Tommy) Con-, erly, and all candidates .for that post must reside in Abilene north (3) Place 3 on the. Abilene School Board, occupied by Mrs. Thomas Roberts. may live anywhere within the Abilene School District, which include! the Abilene limits and sizable territory outside. (4) School Board Place 1, keld by Morgan Jones Jr., and which can be sought by residents any- where in the school district (5) Place 2 on the School Board, in which OUie McMinn it serriag. Open to candidates residing any- where In the school district Every qualified vgter Bring aary- where in the city limHi may rate oo both of tht City CMM races. AH qualified void within the AMtane SckMl Met may m ATM trustee ti Big Golden Cloves Tourney Opens Tonight at 7 ;