Abilene Reporter News, February 1, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

February 01, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas • fv'- / MILD®lbt Obtiene 3^jporter-i0ett!Sí EVENING FINAL"WITHOUT OR V/iTH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 230 ÂMOciated Presa (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1, 1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe NO MORE, MR. BURKE—Cisco Junior College slugger Glen Burke, left, is ready for another swing at Abilene’s Arthur Bodree, but ’twasn't necessary. Bodree got up before the 10 count, but was still groggy and Burke was awarded a TKO in 33 seconds of their Open Class light-heavyweight fight Saturday night. Championship bouts in all classes will be staged tonight, begining at 7:30, in Rose Field House. See story on Page 2-B. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson)    __ 35 Yanks Killed in Icy Waters Off Jap Coast Big Four Still Maverick Morse Leaves Trail Miles Apart on All Top Issues All Aboard Mystery of Missing Soviet Diplomat Clears Up — Maybe Of Blunt Warnings to Demos TOKYO r'—An American source' said today    Yuri Alexandrovich Rasiovorov,    a Russian diplomat- intelligence agent, asked for and was granted political asylum by the United States. The source, who refused to be identified, told The Associated Press It is    almost certain that Rasiovorov has left Japan and may be cn route to the United States. •A Rus.sian spokesman accused the United    States of kidnaping Rastovorov, second secretary of the Soviet mission to Tokyo, which Japan does not recognize. The ol>-ject. he charged, was "provocation of the Soviet Union.” Official American sources in Tokyo said they knew nothing of the matter, TJie break in the long silence on the cloak-and-dagger story of Rastovorov .stirred spi'culation that the largest spy ring in Asia may have been cracked. The affable 34-yeav-old Russian diplomat disappeared from the Soviet Embassy Jan. 24, on the eve of his scheduled departure for Russia. There was speculation that the Russian had been flown Saturday to Okinawa, a huge U. S. base 700 miles south of here. S. I, Runov, spokesman for the Russian mis.sion, called in Japan-e.se reporters and issued a prepared statement accusing "the American espionage organ in Japan” of seizing and holding Rastovorov. The U. S. State Department and Far East Command had no comment. Rasiovorov was known to be an intelligence agent. The Russia.n diplomats had free run of Japan and have been a position to gather information on U. S. bases. Caught Buying Secrets Kyodo news agency reported earlier that Rastovorov was being returned to the Soviet Union to explain how he botched a spy assignment. Kvodo said Japanese police had caught Rastovorov last spring buying American jet secrets from a U. S. airman here. The Air Force denied this. Ra.stovorov was one of several dozen Soviet diplomats w'ho .stayed behind after the Japanese Peace Treaty was signed In April 1952. Since the Soviet Union has not signed the peace treaty, the mission has no official status as it did during the occupation. A reliable source said 32 of the Rus.sian.s remaining were intelligence officers. The Soviet statement said Japanese police, who were asked by the Russians to find Rastovorov. had not been able to locate him. It also said Rastovorov was “very happy" at the prospect of returning to the Soviet Union. ‘‘When the facts ... are com pared together with the data on hand . . . regarding the special interest which the American espionage division had in Rastovorov, then the mysterious disappearance of Rastovorov becomes clear,” the statement said. "All this forms the foundation to believe that Rastovorov has been seized and is being detained by the American espionage organ in Japan with the aim of provocation of the Soviet Union.” American newsmen were not invited to the press conference. The Russians’ report of Rastovorov w'as suffering from a ‘‘nervous breakdown.” The request appeared designed to fish for information and to lay the foundation for charges of kidnaping or that Rastovorov was insane. should he cooperate with U. S. authorities. Bricker Compromise Efforts Strike Snog WASHINGTON — Efforts at compromise on the Bricker treaty-power amendment struck a new snag today when Sen. George (D-Ga> balked at a reported White House suggestion for dealing with a controversial clause concerning presidential agreements. Republican leaders had talked over a proposed compromise with President Eisenhower and reported he was inclined to endorse it if one “major legal and constitutional problem can be cleared up.” Sen, Knowland of California, the GOP floor leader, said that while this point would require considerable further exploration, "w'c are closer to an agreement than we have ever been before.” From other sources, it was learned that one suggestion made U.S.-Red Air Battle Revealed WASHINGTON ¡4" — The Air Force said today U.S. planes and MIG15 jet fighters fought a sharp engagement near the Korean coast only 10 days ago. after a U.S. reconnaissance bomber was attacked.    , ^ No American aircraft were lost, but one of the Russian-made jets was shot down. An Air Force spokesman here, who had only terse information on the incident, said so far as was known in Wa.shington there were no U.S. casualties nor plane damage. As for the nationality of the MIG pilots, he said only, “It is safe to assume they were Communists.” First Air Clash This was the first known clash between U.S. and Communist planes since the Korean armistice was signed July 27. Whether by coincidence or not. it occurred on a day of considerable tension—Jan. 22 was the day on which United Nations officials released to civilian status prisoners of war who refused to be repatriated to Red-held territory. The Communists had insisted they must be kept In neutral custody. However, no serious incident developed. The Air Force gave this account •£ the plane incident: A U.S. RB45—a light, jet-propelled bomber fitted for reconnaissance work—was flying a reconnaissance mission Jan. 22 over international waters northwest of Sok Island, off the west coast of Korea, when a large formatlcm of MIG15 jet fighters” attacked It. MIG Downed F86 jet fighters guarding the bomber opposed the attack and in the ensuing fight shot down one MIG15. The clash apparently took place north of the 2®th Parallel, the old dividing line between North and South Korea. There was a rash of incidents involving Communist and Western planes early last year. A U.S. Thunderjet was shot down near the West German frontier by a Czech MIG15, a British bomber was attacked by Soviet MIGs near the East German border, losing five crewmen, and a U.S. plane which the Air Force said was on a routine weather flight near Siberia was fired on. The Russians insisted this plane was over Russian territory at the time. However, since the Korean armistice the ikies bad been relatively peaceful. at the White House conference called for the Senate to act on the proposed compromise without a clause Inserted by George which reads: "An international agreement other than a treaty shaU become effective as Internal law in the United States only through an act of Congress.” George said in an interview ‘‘I will not support the amendment unless it has this clause. It is the only way that Congress can find out what is in some international agreements. It protects the rights of the states.” The Georgia Senator’s position was regarded as extremely significant, since he Is looked to by a large segment of the Senate’s 48 Democrats. Knowland declined to say just what is the legal and constitutional problem to be cleared up. And he emphasized that there was no definite agreement on the part of the Presi^nt to support the proposed compromise. nie senator added, however, that he was ‘‘much encouraged” about the prospects for an agreement. He said he and his colleagues W'ere returning to the Capitol to consult with the Democratic leaders of the Senate and with Sen. Bricker (R-OhioU BERLIN (/P—The three Western foreign ministers joined in a united defense today against a new diplomatic offensive by Russia’s V. M. Molotov to spread Communist power throughout all Germany. Secretary of State Dulles, Britain’s Anthony Eden and Georges Bldault of France braced to w'ard off a “Molotov cocktail”—a plan for a future unified Germany too weak and isolated to resist Russia. Experts of the W'estern delegations met during the morning to concert strategy on the German issue. The three ministers assembled in the American sector to go over the main agreed points shortly before the first Big Four session of the week in East Berlin. Four Deadlocks The Big Four moved east about as far apart as ever on all major world problems they have considered. 1. They are deadlocked on holding a Big Five conference to include Red China. 2. They are .supporting rival plans for uniting Germany .so radically in conflict that another deadlock appears inevitable. 3. U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov have had their first brief feel-out on President Elsenhow'er’s proposal to establish a w'orld atomic pool for peace, but so far the talk has been confined to the procedure for getting negotiations started. 4. Clashing plans for disarmament—one inside the United Nations and one outside of it—have been turned over to secret sessions of the four foreign ministers where they can argue more freely. Allies Optimistic Despite head-on collisions with the Russlan.s on major issues, the Western diplomats talked optimistically about the conference. To them the most pleasing thing was the change of atmosphere. They have taken up more subjects faster than at any previous meeting. One Western diplomat described it as the fast maneuvering of sea warfare as distinguished from the stubborn trench warfare of previous conferences. The Russians and East Germans have done much to reduce the shock of the change in conference site from democratic and more prosperous West Berlin to totalitarian, poorer East Berlin, in Ornate Room The conference moved for this week from the American sector’s AUied Control Authority Building to the shiny new five-miUion-dollar Russian Embassy on the Unter Den Linden, a stone’s throw from the ruins of the prewar American Embassy. The Foreign ministers are meeting in the large, well-heated Hall of Mirrors. Five huge mirrors reflect its splendor—pink marble columns, rich walnut and birch trim, and heavy ornate chandeliers w'ith masses of lights. AUSTIN (.Ti—Oregon’.s independent Senator Wayne L. Morse left a trail of blunt warnings to Democrats and Republicans alike after a two-day trek through Texas. Three times he took pot shots at Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, Texas* senior senator who is up for re-election this year, so far without an opponent. Nor did he spare the junior .senator, Price Daniel, and Gov. Allan Shivers. Morse told a dinner sponsored by the Americans for Democratic Action last night that he thought Sen. Johnson w'as afraid he Ls going to be defeated. He made no references to Daniel or Shivers at the dinner honoring the memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt, but earlier in the day sharply criticized them at a press conference. Scattered Applause Morse’s dinner statement about Johnson brought a scattering of handclaps from an audience made up mostly of Democrats usually Identified with the liberal wing of the party In Texas that has been friendly to Johnson. At a press conference earlier he had said “Texas ought to elect itself two senators because It has none now.” He added that Daniel "represents the oil Interests” and Johnson “himself” In the Senate. Morse said he thought an elected official W'ho can not agree with his party should either “take a walk” —keep silent—or resign and support the opposition. This he said in reply to a question, w'ould apply to Democratic Gov. Shivers* aewii when he supported the G.O.P. in the 1952 presidential election. Johnson 'Reactionary* At a press conference in Dallas Saturday he had referred to Johnson as a “reactlonarj*.” The senator who broke with the Republicans in 1952 and campaigned for Stevenson had a great deal to say about “reactionaries” in his speech at the ADA dinner. *niere is just one great political party now% Morse said. “It is a coalition of reactionaries, Democrats and Republicans,” he continued, “This has been true since 1938. Congress has not passed a great piece of social or ecoiiomic legislation since the Wage-Hour Act of 1937. Since then the reactionary coalition of Republicans and Democrats have defeated the public in- Air Force SEN. MORSE reactionaries in saddle terest on bill after bill.” He said liberals in Congress had served chiefly In exercising a veto power over certain legi.slation, but that their actions had not been positive. Mor.se said there is a major po litical realignment going on at the grass roots, with voter.s becoming more and more «Independent. “The old idea of ‘My party first’ is as dead as the dodo." Morse said. “Something is coming along —I don't know when—to cry'stallze it.” Morse got his loudest applause when he added: “As of now I believe the first party to die will be the Republican. They are committing suicide fast.” Morse explained his reasons for becoming an independent, .saying he could not agree wdth Dwight 1). Elsenhower on vital matters of principle. He referred many times to W'hat he called “the double talk” of the G.O.P. presidential campaign and policies. His own colleagues in the Senate, he said, w'ere more often motivated by the desire to stay in office than they were by the merits of a question, “The worst representative you can have is a |X>Htician who is afraid to be defeated.” he said. "I can not reconcile certain actions of your senior senator (Johnson) except on the basis of the fact he Is afraid he is going to be defeated.” Plane Die TOKYO (AP>~A U.S. Air Force plane only 10 minutes from landing plunged 34 American servicemen and an Army civilian employe to death today in icy waters off Hokkaido Island, the Air Force said. None of the 30 passengers and five crewmen survived the crash of the twin-engine C46 Commando, a courier plane shuttling mail and supplies to a base in northern Japan, said an Air Force spokesman. The plane crashed in the frigid 2.5-mlIe-wide strait between Hokkaido and Honshu, Japan’s main island. IN FINAL PUSH March of Dimes Scrolls Going To 250 Business Firms Here Scrolls — long, lined pabers with a colored March of Dimes poster at the top — will be passed out to 250 business firms Monday and Tuesday. The project was decided upon at a Monday meeting of 25 representatives of the Uons, Kiwanis, Key City Kiwanis, Evening Lions, and Rotary clubs at Mack Epien's. Workers hope the scrolls will help this county reach its polio fund goal of $45,000. Monday morning the total money deposited so far was $33,325.33. Fred L«ybrand, campaign trea.sur-er, added that the Coffee Day sales, and some funds from KRBC-TV and KRBC have not been turned In. Junior Chamber of Commerce It was on a regular run from Tachikaw’a Air Force Base near Tokyo to Chitóse AFB near Sapporo, principal city of the big northern island of Hokkaido. The Air Force spokesman said only some open parachute* and an ol! slick were spotted by search planes at the scene, about 20 miles from land. "It’s bitter cold up there now; they had a big blizzard on Hokkaido day before yesterday,” he said. Passengers on such flights customarily wear life jackets and parachutes. However, a man could stay alive only a few minutes in the Icy water of the strait. Names of the victims were with-. held. member* are to take up the teat tubes which were placed In, busl nesses for coin collection Monday. The scrolls will be the last proj. ect, and Dean Walton urged Abi-lenians to contribute further. “The response of the people has been generous indeed.*’ he said Monday, “but the need is so great for support of this trial vaccine and for continuing of patient care that we’re making this appeal so that everyone may be given the opportunity to share in It and some who have made donaflons might like to contribute an additional amount.” Also set for Monday was a pancake supper to be held at 6 p.m. in South Taylor High School, Tuscola. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES LONG WINTER? SECRET WEAPON — A top-flight meteorologist predicts weather control w'll be of vital importance to world peace in the future. — See Page 1-B. CITY CHARITY CLINIC—Stoff Writer Eorle Walker reminds Abilene citizens that olthough they voted $50,000 in bonds in 1950 for 0 city charity medical clinic nothing hos been done toword building one. See Page 1-B. CUSTOMERS WELCOME — A courtesy and sales clinic to be sponsored by Abilene Chamber of Commerce will open Tuesdoy. —See Page 8-A. Texons Don't Need Morse's Advice, Senators Fire Bock D. O. iOWERS Illness (ialms WASHINGTON (Jt-Texas Sens. I.,yndon Johnson and Price Daniel said today Texans don’t need any advice from Sen. Wayne Morse (Ind-Ore) on the election of their officials. They so remarked in separate statements commenting on some of the things Morse has been saying about the two Democratic senators in recent speeches in Texas. Morse had called Johnson a reactionary who “represents himself.” He said Daniel “represents the oil interests.” Johnson issued this terse statement; “Morse’s opposition to measures for the benefit of Texas is well known. “I don’t think Texans need an outsider to come in to tell them how to vote and I don’t think they will pay any more attention to them t’lan the Senate does.” Daniel dictated this statement to a reporter: “Sen. Morse is still crying about $75,000 in Jewels Stolen in Montreol MONTREAL — Thieves smashed a safe in the fifth floor offices of Diamond Industries, Ltd., here Saturday and escaped with $75,000 worth of rings, bracelets and diamonds. Police say they haven’t figured out how the safecrackers got into the office, in our victory in the tidelands legislation. “He fought Texas and the other states longer and harder than any other senator, breaking the Senate filibustering record. I’m not sur-pri.sed that he has criticized the Texas senatf fs who prevailed against him in this fight, and I’m sure the people of Texas can make up their own minds about their elected officials without any outside help from Sen. Morse. “It was a compliment to me to be criticized by Sen, Wayne Morse because that puts me in the same boat with my state and its people. No one in the U.S. Senate has fought and voted against Texas, and the Interests of its people, more often than Senator Morse.” D. G. Bowers Groundhog Duo To See Shadow When Mr, Groundhog makes his annual exit from underground quarters Tuesday he’s likely ts see his shadow', but that’s as far as tl» w'eatherman w'ould go in predicting six more weeks of winter weather. Legend holds that if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter can be expected. “I wouldn’t say about that.” a weather bureau forecaster hedged when it came to the matter of the 6-week extended forecast. “But the groundhog will see his shadow tomorrow’?” “Yes, if there is such a thing as a groundhog and if he comes out of his hole Tuesday he’ll more than likely see his shadow." Just have to wait and see about that winter weather I THE WEATHER U.S. DEFARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY: CTe*r to p»rt- Mon- d*y night and Tuesday. High temperature ly cloudy and mild Monday afternoon, day night and Tuesday. High temperature Monday. 8S to 70: low Monday mght, 40; high Ti^sday In the SO’s lUy. Warmer thi* afternoon. lay NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: CU*r to parl- 'rues- cloudy this afternoon, tonight uaâ WEST TEXAS: Fariiy cloudy u»u attear-noon. tonight and Tuesday. No important temperature changes. EAST TEXAS; Clear to partly cloudy and mild thla afternoon, tonight and Tuesday, SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS:    Partly cloudy and mild this aftamoon, tonight and Tuesday. Maximum temperature last 24 hours ending at 6:30 a.m.. 61. Minimum temperature last 24 hours ending at 6:30 a.m., 3». TEMPER.ATURE8 Mon. A.M.  1:30  2:30  3:36 ......4:30  5:30  6:30  7:30  «30  0:30  10.30 ..... 11.30 13:30 Sun. P.M. 55    .... 5«    _____ 5*    _____ 61 _____ W 5«    .... 50    .... 4t ..... 45    _____ U .... 43 43 43 41 41 40 40 Ci 4« 52 5« 63 65 Sunset last night 6:11 p m.; Sunrise today 7:34 a.m.; Sunset tonight 6:12 p.m. Barometer reading at 16:So p m, M3S. Kelattvft humidity at li;30 p.m. 11% Diivid Garwood Bowers. S3, of nil Sycamore St., Abilene insurance agent for 24 years, died at 6 a.m. Monday In Hendrick Memorial Hospital after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Bowers had been in the real estate and insurance busine.ss here since 1928 when be bought the Walter White agency. Before coming to Abilene he worked as s special agent for Crum and Foster with headquarters in Wichita Falls and traveled as an insurance special agent for the American Indemnity Co. of Gilveatoii. Previously he was employed by the State Board of Insurance Commissioners. Born July l(h 1900 at Glddings, Mr. Bowers completed his hQih school work at Allan Academy at Bryan and attended Texas A&M College. He wa.s married in Ixibbock Sept 20, 1927 to the former Edith Aline Carter, who survives him. Mr. Bowers was a member of i the First Baptist Church, the Vlc-I tory Men’s Bible Class and the Knights of Pythias. Other survivors include a son. David Bowers, Jr.. now attending medical school in Houston; a daughter. Mrs. Roy O’Neal of Fort Worth; two brothers. William Orin of Beaumont and Otes of Corpus Chfisti; three sisters. Mrs. Arthur Kruse of Cameron and Mrs. Em-i mett .Bedford and Miss Glad>x I Bowers of Austin. Funeral i.s set for 2 pm, 'Tuesday in Klker-Warren Funeral Home chapel, with Dr. El win Skiles, Fiixt Baptist Church pastor. officiating. Burial will be la Elmwood Memorial Park, Pallbearers will be Esco Walter, Frank Smith. Homer Schrfm-sher. Sam Cox, Bernle Blain. O. H. Bryant. Ed Priest and Tflan Eplen. hey—THE FIRE’S OVER THERE—These volunteer firemen in Plymouth, N.H., know it only too well. Huddled against a piece of wallboard for protection against the searing heat of the inferno in b?.£kground, they play their nose on surrounding property to save it from the blazing one-story house, which was completely gutted by the blaze. No one was injured in the spectacular fire, caused by an exploding wood stove. Gqs Leok iloincá DALLAS W—Firtmcii Mimt *. gat leak under the streat teat m mystery Maze which causad to rope off a six-htock aaetlBai Nofth Danas aariy ytsltfdagr. ;

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