Abilene Reporter News, January 30, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

January 30, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas POSSIBLE RÁiN t Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SK ETCH YO'JR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'' — Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 228 Associated Press ( AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 30, 1954—EIGHT PAGES EVENING FINAL PRÎCËIdÂÏLY 5c, SUNDAY 10e Jenner Opens Probe of Red Files Burning WASHINGTON W — The Senate Internal Security subcommittee was embarked today on a probe of what Chairman Jenner (R-Ind) termed “the entire question of dispersal or destruction of files on Communist subversive activities.” Jenner. reiterating his charge that in 1944 a White House order directed the Navy to destroy some of its intelligence files on Communist activities, announced late yesterday the subcommittee would start hearings in the near future. Another likely subject for the investigation appeared in a statement by Sen. Bridges iR-NH). Bridges said that an order was issued for the destruction of “all records of . a subversive nature about individuals in the Army.” This happened, he said, about the same time as the incident Jenner described. Orders Rescinded Bridges said the order was rescinded after he and other members of the old Senate Military Affairs Committee made a secret investigation at the Pentagon. In the forthcoming hearings by the Internal Security sub-commit-tee, Jenner said, “all concerned will be given full opportunity to be heard under oath.” Jenner did not say who might be witnesses. Several persons reported to have known about the order, or to have been in positions that might enable them to know about it. have said they remember nothing of the matter. Jenner said Adm. Ernest J. King, wartime chief of naval operations. told Adm. Chester Nim-itz, commander of the World War II Pacific fleet, that the order to destroy certain naval intelligence files came from the White House. Both King and Nimitz in separate interviews said they had no recollection of such a conversa-viously announced was a contribu- tlon< jenner said the statement tion of $19.62 from Mack Bowyer ¡checked (and' has been completely Mrs. D. R. Richardson. 581 EN j verified.” 23rd St.. was the top collector in j jje suggested the admirals, now j Maroh of nimo« hifvnirnru    I,Jie (lrive Friday night as she col- retired, might not “remember the March of Dimes, blockade went fccied a total of $481.56 in the 1    1 Into operation on schedule at 12 ACC Hill and Lamar district. Highest contributing district was from the Bowie Molotov Still Blocks Start of Peace Talks West Won't Allow Germans in Parley DADDY FOUND IT—Leroy Langston, right, treasurer of the local chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, shows to W. T. Walton the 50-cent contribution to the Mothers March on Polio that his daughter, Linda Kay Langston, 512, marked with her name to be sure her daddy would find it when he helped count the donations. Walton is director of the March of Dimes for Taylor County. (Staff photo) Blockade On; Polio Fund Tops $25,500 The Mother's March 011 Polio brought total contributions to the March of Dimes Saturday morning to $26,502.97. Fred Lybrand. drive treasurer, announced. Mothers collected $6,874.62 in their porch light campaign Friday night — the largest total for the "march’* in its four-year history. Meanwhile, despite “soupy” weather Saturday morning. the Contributions totaling $600 that were taken up at the Abilene Livestock Auction Commission also boosted the March of Dimes drive Friday. Among 24 contributions not pre- NEEDLESOSE LINEUP—Experimental planes under test and in use are grouped at Edwards AFB, Calif. In center is the Douglas X-3. Others, clockwise from lower left, are Bell X-1A, the Navy's Douglas D-558, Convair XF-92 to test delta wings, Bell X-5 variable wing craft, the Navy's rocket-powered Douglas D-558, and the twin-jet Northrop X-4. city intersections at 8 a.m. Vic Baldridge, chairman, said that although the weather was bad. there was a good deal of traffic. The blockade had been postponed last Saturday because of bad weather. Manning the blockade were members of nine Abilene service clubs, co-eds from Abilene High School, Abilene Christian College. McMurry College. Hardin - Sim- ! mons University, and members of seven Hi-Y Clubs. Motorists were being ^topped j and each person in the automo- : biles asked to contribute to the March of Dimes. Shifts of workers were to change every two hours. | details of a conversation in the I Pacific, in the midst of a war.” j j Jonathan Daniels, a White House School District aide in 1944 and now editor of the which had $902.16.    ^    Raleigh, N. C., News it Observer. \ Chairman of the Mothers’ March said such matters as the reported i was Mrs. Stanley E. Smith. 1126 order would have been within the 1 Willis St.    j jurisdiction of Adm. William D. i Totals by school rones included Alta Vista $610.51; Bonham Over 2.5 Million Jobless, But Lay-Off Rate Slackens $606. 65. Bowie $902.16; Central $371.97: College Heights S477.57; Crockett. S700.06; Fair Park, $338.41; Fannin $400,50; Houston $37.67; Lamar $725.93; Locust $159 50; North Park $139 98; Travis $379.71; Valley View $188 26; Woodson $626.00. The Elmdale area added $83 89: drive-in collections $585.15; and the hotels $67.70. IN SENATE REPORT Military Reserve Shortage Blasted WASHINGTON P — A Senate I paid reservists toward the armed committee said today the 11a-1 forces which still exists,” the re-tion’s military reserves are badly j port said. undermanned.    Among other things, it also said; It blamed the shortage in large 1 Many parents and wives repart on the calling of inactive re- Uuse to let sons and husbands sign servists— many of them World War j Up f0r reserve training for fear IT veterans- to duty in the Korean they will be called up. -    2. Some employers discriminate rhe Senate Aimed Sei vices l om- against reservists because of the mittee issued a repoit stiessing time required for military training or the possible loss of the worker during a war. 3. Many reserve WASHINGTON # — The Labor 1 figures which he said showed half Leahy, former President Roose-1 Department made public today a million persons left the labor velt s personal chief of staff, and figures indicating unemployment | force during the month. The labor Adm. Wilson Brown. Roosevelt s may have reached or exceeded 24 j force includes all persons working naval aide, "about whose integrity j million, although the rate of job or seeking work. If a housewife and patriotism no one could ever layoffs has slackened.    gave up a Christmas season job, in good sense raise a question. j Tlu» Census Bureau reported yes- for example, and did not seek an- terday that unemployment reached other, she would be counted as 2.360.000 for the week ending Jan. leaving the labor force, reducing 9, or an increase of 510,000 over the employed total, but not in-the preceding month. However, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Employment Security reported that the number of jobless claiming unemployment _______________ compensation benefits was 2.038,- I 827 on Jan. 16, an increase of 87,- j DE GASPERI NEXT? the importance to national defense of ‘a strong ready reserve force", but it said its study showed that the reserves of all the services are “suffering from a serious shortage of manpower." The National Guard, the report indicated, fs in better shape, but in need of at lea>t a year’s training to be ready for combat. The committee recalled that nearlv a million reservists were Fog Blankets Area; Drizzie Is Possibility Fog, which cut early morning ! visibility to an eighth of a mile j at the Abilene Municipal Airport, was expected to clear by noon. Weathermen this morning held I out hopes, however, for a little 1 moisture from the low - hanging | clouds, predicting a "chance for j drizzle” Saturday night. Statewide, a few days of sticky j weather was in prospect as a warm front originating in the Mis- ; unemployed, since some normally sissippi delta area moved over the ! get other jobs in a few days, state. A cool front from Kansas ! These 410.600 initial claims for moved into the Panhandle, lower- jobless benefits indicated a con- creasing the unemployed. “Employment fell off by one million,” Douglas said, “but unemployment only went up half that much. I find it questionable wheth- 888 over Jan. 9. Perhaps Higher Since only 36 million out of the nation’s nearly 60 million employed persons are covered by the unemployment compensation program. economists speculate the jobless total probably has climbed to 24 million or higher. The figures today showed there were 410.600 initial claims for unemployment compensation benefits for the week ended Jan. 23. Not all of these can be considered as BERLIN (AP)—Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov stubbornly tried again today to bring East and West Germans into the Big Four conference on German unity. He ran into a Western stone wall. The persistent Soviet diplomat, who refused to accept no for an answer on this same issue yesterday, brought the subject up soon after the sixth day’s session opened. The American. British and French ministers vetoed the Russian in turn. They repeated their reasoning of before— that the two Germanys haven’t got a government that can either speak or listen for the German people and therefore the rival regimes in existence cannot be allowed to take part in the discussions. The Russians aren’t much interested in whether the Western government of Konrad Adenauer takes part. Their aim is clearly to get some kind of recognition for their satellite Communist machinery which rules the Soviet zone and its 18 million people. Though the German question had moved up to priority attention for Big Four, the U. S. and Russian ministers also decided to go into their pre-j liminarv talks on atomic energy control tonight. Over cocktails and caviar last night Russia’s V. M. Molotov and America’s John Foster Dulles arranged to come to grips with the problem of how to make nuclear energy an aid to better living in-| stead of a horrible device for sud-;den death. Meei: Tonight Molotov and Dulles will meet again tonight after the regular ses-I sion of the Big Four foreign minis-| ters. They will have with them only a minimum number of advisers and interpreters, j From this meeting may come an ! indication of just how far the Sov-| let Union is ready to go on President Eisenhower's proposal of last er that many persons actually left Dec. 8 that the world powers prin- ______ ___ _ ................ the labor force/    cipally involved with atomic^devel- j applications for poll-tax receipts, Sen. Byrd <D-\a \ meanwhile, opment pool their energy and know    envelopes postmarked before made public a new count of fed- how for peaceful purposes.    12 midnight Sunday, will be hon- The decision to hold an atomic ore(j anc} receipts sent as soon as meeting tonight was taken at a , they can be processed, dinner in the Soviet sector head-1 The Ux 0£fire wij| not open Sun-quarters of Molotov, where Dulles ¿ay, though. and top American staff member* | was estimated 500 mail appli-were his guests.    , cati0ns on hand had not been pro- Oniv an hour earlier they had j cessed, left the conference table where | Up to Saturday no long lines they had battled ov^r whether j waiting for poll tax payments, as Germans from both sides of the j has been customary in previous Iron Curtain should sit with them ! years, were noticeable. in discussing Germany’s future, j------— ! Molotov had demanded that fhe « \ Germans be seated. But the West- j ern foreign ministers insisted that ! ¡German representatives could j speak in council only after a re- j j union through honest and free all- j | German elections. The Soviet j j Union has refused to go aiong with the election proposal. I Molotov argued that there can : be no settlement of the German Hurry! Poll Tax Deadline Is Right Here Poll tax payments Friday brought total to 7,920, passing the 1953 total by about 1.000, but being far short of the record of 18,090 in 1952. Deadline for paying at the tax collector’s office will be 5 p.m. today, though aU who report by 5 p.m. will be served, Raymond Petree. tax collector said. All mail a new count of fed e r a 1 government employment which showed a decrease of 10.036 between November and December. The reduction continues a 17-month trend. Byrd is chairman of a special joint committee on reduction of non-essential expenditures. He said the federal payrolls last month showed an overall civilian employment of 2.357,294. Brand-New Italian Cabinet Is Defeated under strength, some with less than a tenth of their authorized personnel. Others have too many officers: two few enlisted men. The Air Force reserve has 2.000 more officers than airmen. 5. There is a critical shortage of young pilot« m Air Force and Navy air reserve units. Average age units is above mg temperatures. Neither front was- expected to bring drastic change to Texas weather. Locally, the Abilene weather units are far; station predicted cooler weather. summoned to active duty in the Korean War and that most of these ¡of pilots in many were World War II veterans.    30. It noted that thousands of these Chairman Saltonstall <R-Mass) veterans were inactive reservists,! said the committee will hold early undergoing no training and receiv- public hearings on the problem. ing no pay. while thousands of ac- j--—-----------------------—— tive reservists remained at home, although they had been paid for training duty, “This inexplicable policy created an attitude of distrust and resentment on the part of the no 11- with 2 low of 35 degrees Saturday night. High Saturday afternoon was due to be at>out 55 degrees ; ment has slacked a with high Sunday from 55 to 60 two straight weeks, degrees. tinuing heavy number of workers losing their jobs. But the figure compared with 444.800 initial claims for the week ended Jan. 16 with 468.787 Jan. 9. and 413.300 Jan. 2. Rate Lower Thus, the rate of new unemploy-bit now for Baptists Take Census Sunday The annual Baptist religious census will be taken Sunday when 2.000 church members will canvass every part of the city except Elmwood West Addition. Elmwood West census will come later in connection with establishment of a mission church there in the spring or early summer. Lee McCoy, educational di-—    ..<„<>    rector of First Baptist Church, cialists, Monarchists, neo-Fascists. j government. Monday Einaudi will ¡¡Jjj7he’WmocratieWesT—were”so *en€ral chairman of enumeration. ROME Amintore Fanfani’s j Stubby, balding Fanfani stalked question on “peaceful and demoll-day-old Christian Democrat gov- j out of the Chamber immediately eratic" lines unless Germans par-emmem fell today, opening a new after the vote and announced he ticipate. Italian political crisis.    j was going to lunch. Later today The government, Italy’s third in | he is scheduled to go to Italian six months, was toppled when the | President Luigi Einaudi to submit Chamber of Deputies refused to! his formal resignation, give Fanfani a vote of confidence, j Already plans were laid for start-The vote against him was 303 to j ^ ,h(> Ium.famHiar pr0CMS b>. Communists, fellow-traveling So- > which Italy searches for a new Dulles rejected Molotov's proposal. saying the problem is to get new representatives from all Germany. Too Far Apart French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault said the two regimes in Germany — the Communist East pro-Western Democratic Socialists start his rounds of consultations to and even one of his own Christian | find the next Premier. THE WEATHER f ft OF.PABTMI NT of commi rce WEATm.lt Bt RKAV ABILENE AND VICINITY: MoiUj riourh and cooler this afternoon. tonight and Sunday: rhaner for rirlMie tonight Hith tenippi ature tod*>, 55 ilcgree.'-, low tomght, 35. hlKh Sunday. S.V80 orr iNsEHi TEMPI ttATI Rl S Pet P M    sat A M K2    1 10    S3 Cl ........ 2 10    M «4 .......... 3 30 ...    •*« ........... 4.'0    »3 «4 ......... 5 0    ... S3 «1 ............ « »> .    S> R.1 ............ 7 <0 .......... W •:i .......... * :so ..... 83    ................U JO ........ S4 53    . ......... 10 <0 54    ..............11.30 #5    II <0 Kunrta* today 7 33 A M ; Sun-rt tontgh! 6:10 P M Maximum t»mt>fratur* for Hliour peilod ending S J0 a m.: H Minimum temperaturr for 34hour period •ndln* « 30 a m 47 Bsfomi'ter readln* at 10 JO a m 38 42 Relative lntmidItv at 10:30 a.m. 100% Police Investigate Burglary, Prowlings Police Saturday morning reported one burglary and two house prowlings in the last 12 hours. The residence of J. A. Brown, 1724 North Seventh, was'entered! Friday evening while the family ! was away at a show, according to j Identification Officer Gi-over; Chronister. Taken were a pair of trousers and a pair of shot's. The j thief ransacked the place, includ- i ing a chest and clothes closet.1 all j being left open, and opening the j refrigerator he ate a snack. Entrance was made through a front door left unlocked, police said. Prowlers were 'reported to police by Mrs C. B Polk. 1771 Walnut j St., and Mrs. Kelly Faucctt, 750 Mesquite. Mrs. M. A Staggs. 765 EN llth St., told police a patent leather purse, containing papers and $1 in j change, was taken from her ear parked at Lamar School Friday. Collegian Injured In Scooter Wreck Condition of Kenneth Hundley, 19-year-old Hardin - Simmons University student who was injured in a motor scooter-car accident here Friday afternoon, was described as “pretty good” by Hendrick Memorial Hospital attendants Saturday morning . He suffered cuts and bruises, attendants said. Policemen Lynn ’.inters and George McGee said Hundleys scooter collided with an auto driven by Charles Mohr, 26. 1326 North 21st St. Hundley lives in a dormitory at H-SU. This encouraged government officials who have been closely following the unemployment data. Normally there is an employment slack in the wintertime reaching a peak in early January after holiday trade eases off. Usually there is some improve- | ment in the latter weeks of Jan- j uary and the experts feel the re- i duced unemployment rate is a hopeful sign that some employ- i ment recovery may he on the way. j Sen. Douglas <D-Ill> said census; figures do not reflect ‘real unem- | plovment” because they do not count workers temporarily laid off. I The census figure on unemploy- j ment omits those told to return; within 30 days. Counted as Employed The new report, he said in an ; Democrats combined to defeat the | 46-year-old Premier. Only the Christian Democrats, save one trade union member of the party, and the Republican party, with five votes, stood by Fanfani and his ambitious program far apart he did not think their    sa‘^- . .. . _ . . presence would contribute much to    Most participating churches will a settlement. He deplored the lack    s<*rve îunch for }he f^nsus ^or\ of German representation but    ers* ?lve instruction then and get Gasperi, the lean old i^aid “It is better than to see them who guided Italy I tear themselves to pieces before The Christian Democrat press was pointing to a strong contender:: Alcide de statesman the through eight years of stable gov-    our eyes.” ernment after the war until last British Foreign Secretary An- June’s shattering elections. These    thony Eden said Britain could not of anti-communism and social re- cost De Gasperi and his Christian    accept Molotov’s proposition, form. The Liberal party, a small Democrats nearly two million votes Eden introduced yesterday a five Graham Street. Immanuel, Memor- center group w ith 12 votes, ab- greatly increased the strength of    stage plan for German unification j ial. North Grape, North Park, Port- canvass under way early in afternoon. Cooperating Baptist Churches, each of which will supply workers. are Ash Street. Belmont, Cal-’ vary. Elmwx>od. First. Friendship, stained. The accident occurred .bout i ¡«lerview. shows that 2T5.0Wwork-5:15 p.m. Friday at Grape St. snd s weie tempotanlv laid off. University Blvd., officers said. ^ NEW, CONVENIENT SERVICE tor the Abilene Reporter . K'es*>, subscribers. Beginning this Sunday and each Sunctav thereafter, a convenient SHOP BY - MAIL order form will appear in the columns of the Abilene Reporter-New s. Use this time and effort saving mad order form to shv<p the many items advertise I hv Abilene mer-chonts each Sunday. You'll find tHs Sunday'^ SHOP - BY - MAIL fosm on Page 6. Many of these. Douglas contended, will be unemployed for several weeks or even months But they arc now counted, he said, as part of the employed workers total. He questioned, too. government HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX? Polls Paid Friday ....... 648 Polls Paid to Date ...... 7.950 Polls Paid Last Year ........ 7,093 Polls Paid in 1952 ....... 1S.090 Davs before deadline ......... 1 City Worker Dies !n Breck Mishap BRECKENRIDGE. Jan. 30-Funeral arrangements are pending for L. Joe Angel. 57. city employe and former Stephens County com- j missioner, who was killed instant- j ly here at 5 p. m. Friday while unloading bridge steel. Kiker Funeral Home of Breck- j enridge will be in charge of fu- j nerat services. Mr. Angel was killed when bridge steel fell from a city truck and crushed him. The accident occurred on North Baylor Ave. Mr. Angel had lived most of his life in Stephens County and served several terms as county commissioner. He was in that office until two years ago, when he began working for the city here. Official Disappear TOKYO. Friday, Jan. 29 ? \n official of the Russian mission to Japan was missing today under strange circumstances spurring speculation ranging from suicide to reports he was in I S. the left and right in Parliament and beginning with the holding of broke up the four-party coalition "genuinely free” elections through-w hich De Gasperi had w elded. I out the East and West zones. land Avenue, South Side. Tempi«, University’ Church and the Crescent Heights Mission. Atomic Plant to Be Heated With Nuclear By-Products system would save I ncle Sam the ! needing no power supply, which cost of 14 million galions of oil could take the place of an .K-ray annuallv.    ! machine—for example on a batt!«’ The commission told about it in By FRANK CAREY AP Science Reporter WASHINGTON t^-The Atomic Energy Commission announced plans today to put the atom to work in a new wav—heating some report buildings at one of its big plants same report the AEC also disclosed as a by-product of making mate- first details of its previously-an rials for bombs. to Congress. In the Hitherto all such atom-generated heat in this country has been wasted, though the British for several years have been keeping | buildings warm in this way. The commission said it plans to ; introduce the new heating system as part of an expansion program now under way at its Hanford. Wash., plutonium-making plant. It will be hooked up to a new production reactor under construction there. The AEC said the new heating nounced plan to build the nation's first large-scale atomic power reactor in the quest for economical industrial power from the atom. The commission reported increased progress and tempo in all phases of the military and peacetime aspects of the atomic program in which the American people have invested more than 12 billion dollars since 1940. I In the medical field, the AEC ; field. The commission also said progress had been made In locating brain tumors with the aid of radio-! active arsenic and in the possibility of using ray-emitting cobalt to treat cancer. j Other than generalized terms about production, the AEC used guarded, close-to-the-vest language in discussing weapons—and there was nary a mention of hydrogen weapons by name. The commission did say, however. that since June 1952 it has had a “weapons research laboratory" at Livermore, Calif., oper- said promising research ha|i been ated with the cooperation of the made toward using radioactive University of California’s radiation thulium in a portable device, ' laboratory.Deadline Is 5 p.m. Today for Paying Your Poll Tax ;