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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               PARTLY CLOUDY Abilene EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIII, NO. 337 Aaocuttd tnm ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 20, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe RADIO TOWER 100 feet high JOE, STASSEN DUEL Probe into Trade With China Slated WASHINGTON Chairman Bridges (R-NH) said today the Senate Appropriations Committee will make a "searching inquiry" into the extent to which free world allies have agreed to relax bans on trade with Red China. Bridges' plan for an investiga- tion of this issue came alter Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) told the Senate yesterday it would be "criminal folly" not to cut off U. S. financial aid to nations which ship the "the sinews of military and economic strength" to the Communists. McCarthy had barely finished his floor address before Foreign Aid Administrator Harold E. Stas- sen shot back with a statement that what the senator said was "fantastic, unbelievable and un- true." Building for Peace Stassen, who has tangled with McCarthy before, said, "We are steadily building for peace under President Eisenhower's leader- ship." And in an obvious reference to McCarthy's televised tangle TOWER ERECTED HERE Like Pilots, Engineers Sing 'Over, Out' Into Radio Airplane pilots have nothing on railroad engineers now, at least where communications are con- cerned. Engineers on the Texas and Pa- cific Railway Co. are now singing "Over and out" into their micro- phones same 'as the pilots. That is the result of a new sys- tem of radio antennas set up along the tracks from Toyah to Tex- arkana. Abilene's went up this week, beside the passenger depot. The towers are being set up at Weatherford, Santo, Ranger, Cis- .Baird, Abilene, Sweetwater, Colorado: City. Big (Spring, .Mid- land, Monahans.'and Toy- ah in the western division. Thirteen just like them have been, set up for some time from Fort Worth east. It gives the railway 669 mOM of'radio connections spanning the state. 3-Way Hook-Up With the new set-up, trainmen can talk on a three-way hook-up to station to caboose. "It (is) a major technological advancement in a spokesman said. Each of the towers stands 100 feet tall with what could pass for a TV aerial on top. Weighing pounds apiece, the towers are set in five-cubic- foot concrete blocks which weigh 10 tons. Big as they are, the antennas may be set up at the rate df three a day by a crew, telephone, and This is possible because of their "fishing rod" construction, the spokesman explained. The triangu- lar-shaped towers are made in five sections, which fit together like a collaosible bamboo rod. T-Formation Still Used The radio facilities supplement what railroad men call their T-for- :eletype still in daily use. Railroaders can now make much 'aster contact with one another, .he spokesman said. Not only are he wayside radio stations an aid to efficiency but to safety. They have a range of 15 to 25 miles and will be used only for railroad operations. Vietnomese Poet Taken to Hospital GENEVA UV-Vo Son Thiet, 45- year-old Vietnamese poet, was taken to a hospital early today in the 16th day of his "death fast'1 for Indochina peace. Vo agreed to removal from his tent after police threatened to take him to the hospital by force. P-TA Traffic Safely Plan Up for Vole Traffic control devices recom- mended by the City Council of Parent-Teacher Associations will be considered Friday by the City Commission. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Signal lights, stop signs and speed zones are included in the proposed program. P-TA council has urged the proj- ect upon the city several years. 21 Signal Lights It proposes that signal lights be placed at 21 locations on main traffic arteries traveled by numer- ous pupils. These lights would op- erate only during the hours when the most student pedestrians were passing the locations. Hours recommended for the sig- nals' use are to a.m., a.m. to 1 p.m., and to p.m. The P-TA urges that portable stop signs be placed adjacent to schools on streets which aren't main arteries. Reduction of the 40-mile speec limit is asked on Treadaway Blvd. in areas near schools. Other items on Friday's com- mission agenda include: (1) Opening bids for grazing lease on 238.17 acres of city sewer farm land, being vacated by C. M. Caldwell, present lessee. (2) Bids for purchase of one street sweeper. (3) Receipt of bids for purchase of fire hose. (4) First reading of an ordi- nance regulating trailer coach parks. with Army officials. Stassen de- clared, "Sen. McCarthy is fran- tically reaching for diversionary headlines after the sorry spectacle of his record in recent hearings." McCarthy, in what he said was a "painful and unpleasant" dis- cussion of Republican "shortcom- called for the listing by Stassen of "every type of material which we have agreed that our al- lies can ship to our enemies." Bridges said in an interview to- day that the appropriations group, which passes on foreign aid funds, "already has taken cognizance of Stassen's statements indicating a weakening of the ban on trade with the Reds." Won't Aid Reds "We will want to go into this matter very thoroughly and see that the aid we are giving, or its equivalent, is not directly or in- directly filtering into Communist he said. Stassen's statement said a full accounting of the administration's "successful administration of trade controls" was given in a report to Congress made public Sunday. In that report Stassen portrayed free world trade with the Commu- nist bloc as a whole as declining in 1953. While commerce with Red China crept up at least temporar- ily, he said, "the glittering pros- pect of a vast and lucrative trade" which traders envisioned with the Chinese mainland "was not ma- :erializing." McCarthy told reporters his Sen- ate speech was no "one-shot af- ar" that he intends to pursue he subject further.. Should Have Blockade He said Congress should with- lOld foreign aid funds until the administration enforces what he said would be a practical "block- ade" on the coast of China by telling American allies "they will not get one cent of American mon- ey so long as they either ship goods to Red China or allow their ships to be used to carry cargoes to Bed The .United States has birred its shipping to the Chinese'Communists. "I. am painfully the'facts tha today's suggestions for a genera plan of action by the United States in the Far East will be hailed by some as 'an attack upon the Ei senhower Me Carthy said. U.S. Reported Ready To Quit Peace Parley Rescue Planes Still Shuttling HANOI, Indochina IR-Evacua tion of wounded from Dien Bien Phu had climbed today to 110 men as helicopters and light planes kep up their steady shuttle to the cap- tured fortress. (A French Press Agency dis patch received in Paris said abou 120 more wounded were expected to arrive in Hanoi today.) Despite the slowness of the heli copter lift, the French hoped t< complete in less than two weeks the removal of the 753 wounded the Vietminh said they would re lease. French military sources sai art affirmed and in part reversed orders entered by Judge T. Whit- 'ield Davidson in the U. S. Court tor the Northern District of Texas. The opinion.resulted from an ap- >eal by Albuquerque National Sank from Judge Davidson's rul- gs. Controversy arose over which >ank should be named administra- tor for Hall's Condor stock be- cause his certificates of stock in Condor, a Texas corporation, were n a safe deposit box in the New Mexico bank at the tune of Hall's death. Hall and three members of his family died in a plane crash in Aug. 17, 1953. His will had directed that Citi- zens National Bank administer his Texas holdings and that Albuquer- que National Bank administer his New Mexico properties. The Albuquerque bank had sought to gain control of the Con- dor stock through an action filed in the U. S. Court for the District of New Mexico. Tcias Corporation Judge Davidson had held that Citizens .National should have con- trol because Condor was a Texas corporation. The Circuit Court strengthened this position by stat- ing that "a considerable part of the estate consists of income pro- ducing lands in Texas." The Circuit Court overruled Judge Davidson's order enjoining the New Mexico bank from contin- uing" the prosecution of a suit now pending in the state district court of Bernalillo County, N. M. This, in effect, held that the New Mexico district court has jurisdiction over construing the terms of Hall's will, and that its "judgment, when fair- ly rendered, will be at least highly persuasive" in the court in Texas. Author. Newsman Dies in Carolina By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WILSON, N. C. Boyden R Sparkes. 64, author and former newspaperman who had worked'on newspapers in Cincinnati, Chicago New York and San Francisco and with The Associated Press. Born in Cincinnati. Died Tuesday. NEW YORK Dr. Douglass Palmer, 70, a leading authority on tropical diseases. Born in Oal Park, HI. Died Wednesday. OMAHA William J. Wilson 70, retired design engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad, who dur ing his career helped de sign arid develop early streamline trains and diesel locomotives. Died Tuesday. -.ft GLOBE-TIMES CHIEF Longtime Amariilo Editor Dies at 54 VMARILLO US-T E Johnson, 54, editor of the Amarillo Globe- Times, died here today Johnson had been in .Northwest Texas Hospital for a month. Death was reported due to a heart ail- ment. Johnson was a leading newspa- per personality in the Panhandle area since World War I. He was U. S.-Trained 'Spy' Is Shot MOSCOW tfl Red Star an- nounced today the conviction and execution by shooting of a Ukran- ian exile allegedly parachuted in- :o the Soviet Union by U. S. In- telligence and the U. S. Air Force r spying and sabotage. The announcement in the Soviet armed forces newspaper said Va- sily Ostapovich Ochrimovich con- fessed at a trial in Kiev that he belonged to a group of Ukranian exiles and was trained at an Amer- ican "espionage and subversion school" at Kauf-Bayern, near Mu- nich. Red Star's account said Ochrim- ovich named accomplices in the Ukraine but it did not specify whether any other persons had been arrested. "The military tribunal of the Kiev Military District sentenced Ochrimovich to the highest pen- Red Star added. 'The sentence has been executed." The military newspaper account said Ochrimovich was one of the leaders of a Ukrainian nationalist organization "which is known to have supplied German Fascists with spies, murderers and provoc- ateurs before World War II and during the war this organization actively helped the Hitlerites in their monstrous crimes directed at destroying the Ukrainian people." an active leader in civic and Amer lean Legion affairs He had been editor of the Globe Times since 1951. Johnson- was widely known as a politics! write and. columnist He was born in Cooper, Tex. Sept. 24, 1899, and was raised in Hall County. Johnson attended the Memphis Business College in Amarillo, anc started his newspaper career on he Pueblo, Colo., Chieftain in 1917. The war interrupted his work here, but. he returned after serv- ing in the 104th Army Engineers in 1918. He joined the Wichita Falls Times in 1919 and stayed until 1921. In 1921, he moved to the Ama- rillo News, where he held several positions, including that of man- aging editor. He became editor of the Amarillo Jlobe in 1937. In December, 1937, he helped found the Amarillo Times, and was editor of that paper until it mergec with the Globe in 1951. fie was also at one time co mblisher of the Moore County News, a weekly paper, and a di rector of the Dalhart Publishing Co. Johnson wrote the column "These Tunes" for many years. His final column was one he "snuck out" of the hospital, urging people to vote for a proposed ex pressway in Amarillo. The measure -was passed with a record vote. Johnson was a past president o the Panhandle Press Assn., and a member of the board of directors of the Canadian River Water Au thority. He is survived by his widow Airs. Nelle Johnson; three daugh ters, Mrs. J. D. Woodell, Mrs Hapton Stennis and Miss Marianne Johnson, all of Amarillo, and on son, Tommy, a Marine at Corona do, Calif. Steel Negotiations Starting in Earnest PITTSBURGH Iffl U. S. Steel Corp. and the CIO United Steel- workers get down to brass-tacks bargaining today as contract talks open with three other basic steel producers. Getting under way are negotia- tions with Jones Laughlin Steel Corp. at Pittsburgh, Wheeling Steel Corp. at Wheeling, and Crucible Steel Co. of America at New York. Other basic producers begin bargaining later this month. Headed by President David J. McDonald, USW negotiators met with officials of U.S. Steel for the second straight day yesterday to discuss 1954 contract demands on the nation's No. 1 steel producer. It is expected the sessions wil continue for the rest of the week and then adjourn to permit the company to study union proposals and prepare its answer. THE WEATHER U-S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMENCE WEATHEK BTJKEAU ABILENE AND VICTNnT Partly cloudy with not much change In temper ature Thursday and Friday; hljh both day In low go's; low Thursday nUht In low Ws NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonigh and Friday with widely scattered showers or thnndershowers mostly in tns southwes portion. WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy and with widely scattered showers and loca thunderstorms this afternoon, toniilit and "riday. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL Partly elondy and mild this afternoon lonllht and Friday with widely scattered showers and thundershowers. TEMFEBATTJKE5 n 77 79 W............ 79............ 73 71............. St 66 6! 73 75 71 Sunset flljht p.m. ____ day a.m. Sunset torSSt p.m. Barometer rudlnf at p.m. 31.22. Relative humidity at p.m. pe cent. Maximum kmoentin for M hours Mdcd at Minimum tcnpacalun for an M awn nreak up the conference, lowever, until the French eel all possibilities have beM ixhausted. Negotiations dragged to a com- lete standstill last night after iree long secret sessions between le nine participating delegations. L proposal by Eden for a one- lay ''cooling off" period was ac- epted, and the talks were sus- jended until tomorrow afternoon. Seeking Suliitlon During the layoff in formal talks, Sdenrrrepresenting the Western 5ig to find a- solu- ion in conferences .with Soviet For- eign Minister V. M. Moiotov and Communist Chinese JPremier-For- eign Minister Cbou En lai When the Cambodia-Laos issue first threatened to .stall the con ference 10 days ago, Molotov agreed in apriyate talk with Eden to get on "with the negotiations without acting on the Red demands :o jrivite the. resistance groups. The Vietminh Communist lead- ers raised the question again this week. Western delegates, anxious o get the discussions back to ways of ending the. fighting in Indochina, flatly refused the renewed Red proposal. Conference .sources said Molotov also expressed hope yesterday the delegates could soon get down to ai study of the actual drafts of irmistice proposals, particularly their military aspects. This led some western observers to believe .he Communists might again drop the rebel BMault Begins Fight The Western Powers tried to imit discussion to key points at he opening of the secret sessions. Bidault, however, touched off the controversy over Laos and Cam- bodia by demanding that Commu- nist forces be withdrawn at once from the two Indochinese king- doms. A major provision of Uie French plan for ending hostilities in Indo- china is that the problem of Laos and Cambodia be completely sep- arated from the proposed armis tice in Viet Nam. Hundt Plans To Open Army Probe Monday -WASHINGTON W.-Sen. Mundt :R-SD> voiced a "guess" today that Sen. McCarthy will not boycott re- sumption of .the'McCarthy-Army hearings now scheduled for Mon- day. Mundt had just come from a closed door talk with McCarthy, but lie said this had not been dis- cussed between them. McCarthy himself has left in doubt what course he might follow. He contends his suit a "stacked decs" situation because of President Eisenhower's ban on testimony from government offi- cials about confidential talks with- in the administration on the Me- Carthy-Army row. Will Start Monday Mundt said he plans now to go ahead Monday with hearings and that "I wouldn't anticipate any more recesses" as long as the cur- rent week's one. A reporter asked Mundt about, speculation that McCarthy might refuse to participate in the re- sumption. "Do you expect McCarthy will be there the reporter asked. 'If I were going to guess, I'd guess Mundt said, but em- phasized he was not basing that on any commitment from McCar- thy. McCarthy Uncertain McCarthy himself told reporters after the talk with Mundt that ha still is "at a loss" about his next move. McCarthy, who calls the presi- dential order a said of "It is ridiculous beyond compre- tension to have the President and the Secretary of the Army say they want all the facts on the table in these hearings and then have them support this order." CONCERTO IN UNDERWEAR Ferdinand Timnjer- mans, one of the world's leading carillonneurs, was dress- ed only in-his underwear as he gave two recitals in the Detroit area. He says playing a carillon is such work he bus to strip for action. He is touring the country.   

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