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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               MILD EVENING- FINAL "WITHOUT OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 230 Aaocuttti. Prat (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1, 1954-TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 3 5 Yanks Killed in Icy Waters Off Jap Coast NO MORE, MR. 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 m all classes will be staged tonight, b'egining at in Rose Field House. See story on Page 2-B. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) ______________'__'____________.'.. __________ Mystery of Missing Soviet Diplomat Clears Up Maybe TOKYO American source said today Yuri Alexandrovich Rastovorov, 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 is certain 'that Raslovorov has ieft Japan and may be en route to the United States. A' Russian spokesman accused the United States of kidnaping Rastovorov; second secretary of Ihe Soviet mission to Tokyo, which Japan does not recognize. The ob- ject, he charged, was "provoca- tion of the Soviet Union." Official American sources in Tokyo said they knew nothing of the matter. Ihe break in the long silence on the cloak-and-dagger story of Rastovorov stirred speculation that the largest spy ring in Asia may have been cracked. The affable 34-year-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. Rur.ov, spokesman for the Russian mission, called in Japan- ese reporters and issued a pre- pared statement accusing "the American espionage organ in Japan" of seizing and -holding Rastovorov. The U. S. State Department and Far East'Command had no com- ment. Rastovorov was known to be an intelligence agent. The Russian 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 lie botched a spy as- signment. Kyodo said police had caught Hastovorov last spring buy- ing American jet secrets fromi.a IT. S. airman here. The Air Force denied this. Ra.stoy.orQV was. one of several dozen Soviet diplomats who -stayed behind after the Japanese Peace Tieaty was signed In April 1952 Since the Soviet Union has not signed the peace treaty, the mis- sion has 'no official, status' as it did during the occupation. A reliable source said 32 of the Russians remaining were Intelli- gence officers. i The Soviet statement said Japan- ese police, who were asked by the Russians to find Rastovorov, had not been able to locate "him. It also said Rastovorov was "very nappy" at the prospect of return- ing to the Soviet Union. "When the facts are co pared, together with the data p hand' regarding the specia interest which the American es pionage division had in Rastovoro' then the mysterious disappearanc Rastovorov becomes th statement said. "All" this "forms the foundatio to believe that Rastovoiov Iras bee seized and is being detained b the American espionage organ Japan with the aim of provocatio of the Soviet Union." American newsmen were not viterf to the press conference. The Russians' report of Hast vorov was suffering from a "ne vous breakdown." The request appeared" designe to fish for information and to la the foundation for charges of kt naping or that Rastovorov was in sane, should he cooperate wit U. S. authorities. Bricker Compromise Efforts Strike Snag files Apart on All Top Issues BERLIN three Western >reign ministers joined in a united efense today against a new dip- omatlc offensive by Russia's V. M. tlolotov to spread Communist pow- r throughout all Germany. Secretary of State Dulles, Brit- iri's Anthony Eden and Georges idault of France braced to ward ff a "Molotov plan or a future unified Germany too and isolated to resist Russia. Experts of the Western delega- ons met during the morning to oncert strategy on the German issue. The three ministers assem- led In the American sector to go ver the main agreed points short- V before the first Big Four ses- ion of the week in East Berlin. Four Deadlocks The Big Four moved east about s far apart as ever on all major vorld problems they have consid- red. 1. They are deadlocked on nold- ng a Big Five conference to in- clude 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 Presi- dent Eisenhower's proposal to es- tablish a world atomic pool for peace, but so far the talk has been the procedure for get- ting negotiations started. 4. Clashing plans' for disarma- inside the.-United Na- tions and one outside of been turned over ttt secret of the four foreign ministers where they san argue more freely. Allwt Optimistic Maverick Morse Leaves Trail Of Blunt Warnings to Demos AUSTIN Oregon's indepen- dent Senator Wayne L. Morse left a trail of blunt warnings to Demo- crats and Republicans alike after a 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 sena- tor, Price Daniel, and Gov. Allan Shivers. Morse told a dinner sponsored by the Americans for Democratic Ac- tion last night that he thought Sen. Johnson was afraid he is going to be defeated. He made no references to Daniel or Shivers at the dinner honoring the memory of Franklin D. Roose- velt, but earlier in the day sharply criticized them at press confer- Scattered Applause Morse's dinner statement about Johnson brought a scattering of handclaps from an audience made up mostly of Democrats usually dentified with the liberal wing of he party in Texas that has been friendly to Johnson. At a press conference earlier he had said "Texas ought to elect it- self two senators because it has none now." He added that Daniel "repre sents the oil interests" and John son "himself" in the Senate. Morse said he thought an elected official who can not agree with hi party should either "take a walk' silent or resign and sup port the opposition. 'This he said i reply to a question, would apply to Democratic Gov. Shivers' acHo when he supported the S.O.P. the 1952 presidential election Johnson .'Reactionary' At s press conference in Dalits SEN. MORSE reactionaries in taddlt erest on WE after MI." He said liberals in Congress had erved chiefly !n exercising a. veto power over certain legislation, but hat their actions had not beea pos- tive. Morse said there is a major po- litical realignment going on at the grass roots, with voters becoming more and more "independent. "The old Idea of 'My party first1 j is as dead as the dodo." Morse said. "Something is coming along don't know crystallze 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 with Dwight D. Elsenhower on vital matters of principle. He referred many times to what he called "the double talk" of the G.O.P. presidential cam- paign and policies. His own colleagues in the Senate, he said, were more often moti- vated bv the desire to stay in of- fice than they were by the merits of a question. "The worst representative you can have is a politician who is afraid to be he said. "I can not reconcile certain ac- tions of your senior senator (John- son) except on the basis of the fact he is afraid he is going to be defeated." IN FINAL PUSH Despite head-on collisions with Saturday he had referred to Joan- t j son as a "reactionary.1 The senator who broke with the Republicans in 1952 and cam- paigned for Stevenson had a great deal to say about "reactionaries" in his speech at the ADA dinner. There i's just one great political party now, Morse said. "It is a coalition of reactionaries, Democrats and he continued. "This has been true since 1938. Congress has not passed a great piece of social or eetnomic legislation since the Wage-Hoar Act of 1937. Since then the' reactionary coalition of Republicans and Demo- 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 President Eisenhower and reported he '.vas inclined to endorse it if one "major legal and constitutional problem can be cleared up'." Son. Knowland of' G01P floor leader, said that while this point would require consider- able further exploration, "we are closer to an agreement than -we have ever been before." From- other sources, it .was learned that ons suggestion made U.S.-Red Air Battle Revealed WASHINGTON tiR The Air Force said today U.S. planes and MJ.G15 jet fighters fought a sharp engagement near the Korean coast only 10 days ago, after a U.S. bomber was at- reconnaissance tacked. No American aircraft were lost, but one the Russian-made, jets was shot down. An Air Force spokesman here, who had only terse information on the incident, taici so' far as was known in Washington 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 22 was the day on which United Nations officials released to, civil- Ian 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 ser- ious incident developed. The Air Force gave Uus.account the plane incident: A U.S. light, jet-pro- pelled bomber fitted for recon- naissance Sying re- connaissance mission Jan. 22 over international waters northwest ol Sok Island, off the west coast sf Korea when a large formation of MIG15 jet fighters" attacked it. MIG pawned F86 jet fighters guarding the bomber opposed the attack and in the ensuing fight shot ciiwn one MIG15. north of "the 38th Parallel, the old dividing line between North South Korea. There was a rash 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 rou- tine weather flight near Siberia was fired on. The Russians insisted this plane was over terri- tory at Uie time.' However, ilnci the Korean armi- stice the had been relatively peaceful. t the White House conference called for the Senate to act on the imposed compromise without a clause inserted by George which reads: "An international agree- ment other than a treaty shall be- come effective as internal law in the United States only through an act of Congress." George said in an interview "1 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 signifi- cant, since he is looked to by a arge segment of the Senate's 48 Democrats. KnowJand 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 tne part o! the President to support ihe proposed compromise. The- senator added, however that he" was "much encouraged" about the prospects for an agree- ment. He said he and his colleagues were returning to the Capitol to consult with the Democratic lead ers 'of the Senate and with Sen Bricker the Russians on major issues, the Western diplomats talked optimis- tically about the conference. To them the most pleasing thing was the change of atmosphere. They hays taken up more sub- jects faster than any previous meeting. One Western diplomat described It as the fast maneuver- ing 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 totali- tarian, poorer East Berlin. In Ornate Room The conference moved for this veek from the American sector's Ulied Control Authority Building the shiny new five-mfllion-dollar lussian Embassy on the Unter Den Jnden, a stone's throw from the ruin: of the prewar American embassy. The Foreign ministers are meet- ng in the large, well-heated Hall 3f Mirrors. Five huge mirrors re- flect its marble columns, rich walnut and birch rim, and heavy ornate chandeliers (ith masses ot lights. LONG WINTER? Groundhog Due To See Shadow When Mr. Groundhog makes hi annual exit from underground WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES SECRET WEAPON top- flight meteorologist predicts weather control will be of. vital importance to world peace in the future. See Page 1-B. CITY CHARITY Staff Writer Earle Walker reminds Abilene citizens that although they voted in bonds in 1950 for o city charity medical clinic" nothing has been done toward building one. Sea Poge 1-B. CUSTOMERS WELCOME A courtesy and sales clinic to be sponsored by Abilene Chamber of Commerce will open Tuesday. Page 8-A. March of Dimes Scrolls Going To 2 50 Business firms Here Scrolls Vme6 fcsbera TO a colored March of Dimes porter! tuDe, which were placed3, bust at the top will be paited out Ail Aboard Air Force Plane Die TOKYO U.S. Air ?orce plane only 10 minutes mm landing plunged 34 American servicemen and an Army civilian employe ;to death today in icy waters off Jokkaido Island, the Air Force said. None of the 30 passengers and five crewmen survived the crash of the twin-engine C46 Commando, a courier plape shuttling mail and supplies to a base in northern Japan, said an Air Force spokesman.. The plane crashed ta the frigid S-mile-wide strait between Hok- :aido and Honshu, Japan's main It was on a regular run- from 'achlkawa Air Fcrce Base near Tokyo to Chitose AFB near Sap- poro, principal city of. the Big northern island of Hokkaido, The Air Force spokesman said inly .some open parachutes and an oil slick were spotted by starch ilanes at the scene, about 20 miles Trom land. "It's bitter cold UD there now; hey had a big blizzard on Hok- kaido day before he said. Passengers on such flights cus- tomarily wear life jackets and parachutes. a man could stay alive a few minutes m the icy water of the strait. Names of odd to 250 business firms Monday ana Tuesday. The project was decided upon at a'Monday meeting of 25' repre- sentatives of the Lions. Kiwanls, Key City Kiwanis, Evening Uons, and Rotary clubs at Mack' Eplen's. Workers hope the scrolls will help this county reach its polio goal of Monday morning the total mon- ey deposited so far was Fred Lybrand, campaign treasur- er, added that the Coffee Bay sales, and some funds from KHBC- TV and KRBC have not been turn- ed in. crats have defeated the public in- Junior Chamber of Commerce for coin coUectfoti'MoDday The scrolls mil be the last proj- ect, and Walton4nrged AW- lenians to contribute further "The response of the people been generous he said Monday, "but tne 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 shar; in it and some who have made donations might like to contribute an additional, amount." Also set for Monday was .a.-pan- cake .supper, to be held at 6 p.m. in South Taylor High School, Tus- cola. Texons Don't Need Morse's Advice, Senators Fire Back WASHINGTON Sens. Lyndon 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 oE the things Morse has been say- ing about the two Democratic sen- ators in recent speeches in Texas. Morse had called Johnson a re- actionary who "represents him- self." He said Daniel "represents the oil interests." Johnson issued this terse state- ment: "Morse's opposition to measures, for the benefit of is well known. "I don't think Texans need an outsider to come in to tell them I our victory in the tidelands legis- how to vote and I don't j lation. will pay any more attention to' them .tian the Senate does." Daniel dictated this statement to a "reporter: "Sen. Morse is stiil crying about in Jewels Stolen in Montreal MONTREAL W Thieves smashed a safe in the fifth floor offices of Diamond Industries, Ltd., here Saturday and escaped with J75.000 worth-ot rings, bracelet? and diamonds. Police say haven't figured out how the saffr crackers got into the in "He fought Texas and the other states longer and harder than any other senator, breaking the Senate filibustering record. I'm pot sur- prised that he has criticized'the Texas senators 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 out- side help from Sen. Morse. "It compliment to me to 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." THE WEATHER see his shadow, but that's as-far as the weatherman would go- in predicting six more weeks of wra- ier weather. Legend; holds that if the ground- hog sees his -shadow on 2, six rtiora weeks of winter can be expected. "I wouldn't say about a weather bureau forecaster hedged when it came to the matter of the 6-week extended forecast. "But the groundhog will see his shadow "Yes, if there a thing as a groundhog and if he comes out of Us hole Tuesday he'll more than likely see his shadow." .Just have to wait and MC.about teat' winter 'weatberl BS OCTARTMEXT OF HEATHER BUBEAU ABILENE AND VJCrNITT: Clew to part- ly cloudy and mild Monday afternoon, Mon- day nlgnt Tuesday. HIgn temperature Monday. GS to 10: low Monday nliht, 49; high Tuesday In the W's. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Cliar to part- ly cloudy this aiternoon. toaijlll Tuss- riav warmer this afternoon, WE5T TEXAS: ciouay. ton .ciouay. wnignt and- Tuesday. No Important mperature changes. EAST TEXAS: Clear to pf.rtly cloudy aod mild thu altemooc, tonight and Tuesday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and mild this altraoon. tonUUl and ]BK at a.m.. 61. Minimum temperature list M end- luff at a.m., 3t. 44 43 ..............'KM: Suniri 'last nit ht p.m.: BnnrUe U- day a.m.; Sunset tonliht p.m. Btrom.t..- rtadtac at JteUUTe taimUitf U IfcM tlfi D. G. BOWERS Illness Claims D.G. Bowers David Garwood Bowers, 53, 171J Sycamore St., Abilene iniur- ance agent for 24 years, died at Sam Monday In Hendriet Sle- morial Hospital after an illuess of two .weeks. Mr. had been In the estate and insurance business Vre since 1928 when lie bought Walter White agency. Before sein- ing to Abilene he worked as 2 special agent for Cram and fos- ter with headquarters in WirtuU Falls sad traveled as an insur- ance special agent for the Amer- ican Indemnity Co. of Galvenon. Previously he was employed.-by the State Board of Insurance Com- missioners. Born JUy 1ft 1900 at Giddings, Mr. Bowers completed his 'high senool work at Allan Academy at Bryan and attended Texas College. He was married in Lubbock Sept. 20, 1927 to the former Edith Aline who survives1him. Mr: Bowers was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Vi> tory. Men's Bible Class and the Knights of Other survivors include a son. David now attend- ing medical school in Houston: daughter, Mrs. Hoy O'Neal of Tort' Worth; two brothers', Winiiaa: Orin of Beaumont ana Otes of Coraus three sisters. Mrs. Arthur Knise of Cameron arid Mrs. Ein- mett Redford and Miss Bowers' of Austin. Funeral is set for 2 pm. Taw- day In Kiker-Wairen Funeral Home chapel, with Dr. Skiles, First: Baptist pw- tor. affiliating. be Elmwood Memorial Park. Pallbearers wffi be TTat- ter, Frank Smith. Homer Sdtrte- sher. Cox. Berata Blalm. O. H. Bryant, Ed and Eplen. FIRE'S OVER 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 taskgrcimd, 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 injuredIn. spectacular' fire, caused by exploding wood stove. Got Leak DALLAS yn leak under myitery blaw wttch to ropt oft a ilx-ttKk   

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