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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas COOLER, SHOWERS y "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT FINAL VOL. LXXIII, NO. 339 Auodated Prat (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 22, PAGES PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY We McCarthyWon't 'Criticize Ike1 For Army Edict STURGEON BAY, Wis. McCarthy says he will not criti- cize President Eisenhower for what the senator termed "pulling down the Iron Curtain" over ad- ministration discussions affecting his row with the Army. "I will not attack Wiscon- sin's Republican junior senator said in reference to his scheduled major address at Fort Atkinson tonight. McCarthy was interviewed here. Stassen Asks More Backers, Less Hunters WASHINGTON The Eisen- hower administration seemed headed today for continued con- flict with Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) despite cautions from some Re- publican quarters against broad- ening the senator's dispute with top Army officials. Foreign Aid Administrator Har- old E. Stasses loosed a fresh at- tack on McCarthy yesterday with an assertion that "we need less headline hunters and more Eisen- hower backers for the good of America." With what some lawmakers sur- mised was White House assent, Stassen asserted McCarthy had made a "legion of false state- ments" in a Senate speech Wednes- day in which the Wisconsin sena- tor said it was "criminal folly" to continue to give financial aid to allies who ship goods to Red China. Stassen wouldn't say if the issue was discussed in his meeting rath President Eisenhower yester- day. Stassen used strong terms at a news conference in spite of what an influential Republican said was his advice to the White House: Let McCarthy's row with Secretary of the Army Stevens run its course without unnecessarily fanning further the flame of party disunity. The GOP senator, regarded as one of Eisenhower's staunches! supporters, declined use of his name but told an interviewer of his counsel to White House offi- cials. "I just reminded he said, "that McCarthy is going to be a senator for three and a half years more and there will be a lot of occasions around here when we may need Republican votes." Stassen, whose agency faces rough going in Congress on its billion dollar new foreign aid re- quest, made clear yesterday he does not expect to find McCarthy among those voting "aye." He said that if the Senate hear- ings into his dispute with the Army continue he would like to have five newsmen subpoenaed. Gives Names He identified these as Homer Bigart, New York Herald-Tribune; columnist Joseph Alsop; Phil Pot- ter of the Baltimore Sun, and Mur- rey Marder and Al Friendly of the Washington Post. McCarthy said testimony has disclosed that Army Counsel John Adams had discussed with these men Army announcements re- leased in connection with the cur- rent controversy. McCarthy said he would review i the whole course of his dispute' with the Army in the address be- fore a Chamber of Commerce din-1 ner and that he would announce' then whether his side will go on with the hearings despite the Pres- ident's executive order forbidding additional testimony on intra-ad- ministration decisions. Up To Them He indicated he will take the stand but that the appearance of his assistants Roy Cohn and Francis be up to them in view of what the senator has called the Army's "stacked deck." At Chicago yesterday, McCarthy said the Republican party is "com- mitting slow and painful suicide before the television cameras" in the hearings. McCarthy said here that the de- mand by Sen. Symington (D-Mo) that the transcript of conversations relating to the case and monitored by the Army be made public marked a change from rules the Democrats on the Senate Investig- ations subcommittee had agreed to when the transcripts first were mentioned. The senator said that all mem- bers of the subcommittee had agreed in advance that none of the transcript would be made pub- lic until they had been submitted to committee counsel and opposing counsel and the attorney general had gone over and trimmed out ir- relevant material. PO-ER-TOMATOES- Mr. A. H. Blanton, Riley, Tex., holds mys- tifying plant which bore both potatoes, in his left hand, and tomatoes, in his right hand. Pho- tographer declares both are on same bush; Mr. Blanton says he cannot explain phenomenon. Oregon.GOP Downs Veteran in Primary PORTLAND, Ore. HI Oregon's Republican voters gave Gov. Paul L. Patterson a smashing victory yesterday in his fight for the gub- ernatorial nomination, but they ap- parently defeated Congressman Homer D. 79-year-old dean of the state's congressional dele- gation. While Patterson snowed under Secretary of State Earl T. Newbry and thus won a vote of confidence for his 17-months-old administra- tion, a 41-year-old radio commen- tator, Tom Lawson McCall, was scoring a surprising upset over the veteran Angell who has served in Congress since 1939. TWO ITEMS LEFT Expanded Social Security Plan About Ready for House WASHINGTON UPi-President Ei- senhower's program for a bigger and more liberal social security system was almost ready today for House consideration. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee predicted their group would approve the legisla- tion next week after a couple of finishing touches. The committee has been taking up the Eisenhower program on an item-by-item basis. Late yesterday, the committee approved all of the President's re- quests for higher benefits, and in a few cases added some of its own. It also the op- position of most committee Re- President's plan to raise from to the max- imum annual income on which benefits are based and taxes are levied. That left only two substantial TV SET GOES OUT WIN DOW PEORIA, 111. WWohn M. Casserly threw his TV set out a window. That ended an argument with 'his wife over which TV program to watch. "I wanted to prove I had a few Casserly told po- lice. The proof cost about in repairs to the receiver and window, plus charges of intox- ication and disturbing the peace. items still to be acted upon: a proposal to extend coverage to farm laborers, and a plan to give disabled workers full benefits. The committee already had ac- cepted Eisenhower's request to ex- tend social security coverage to doctors, lawyers and other profes- sionals, to farm operators, minis- ters, state and local' government employes and various smaller groups. Democrats Doom Ike's 'Vote a! 18' WASHINGTON W-President Ei- senhower's request to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years was doomed for this session of Congress today by a solid line of 24 Democratic senators. The minority party mostly the pro- posed constitutional amendment in the Senate late yesterday when supporters were able to round up only 34 votes. That fell far short of the two-to-one majority required to approve the constitutional change and send it to the house for a similar test. While Eisenhower's request was also pending in the House it was believed futile for" that body to even consider the amendment at this session after the senate turn- down. Not a Republican opposed the amendment in yesterday's record vote although two, Hugh Butler of Nebraska and Malone of Nevada, were paired against it. Only seven of the 47 Democrats voted for it, while seven others were paired in its favor. It was the second recent set- back for an Eisenhower legisla- tive proposal by the Senate. Demo- crats earlier were chiefly respon- sible for shelving, 50 to 42, Eisen- hower's request for changes in the Taft-Hartley Labor Law. Veteran's Funeral Scheduled Monday Funeral for Phillip E. Myers, 43, World War II veteran, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Kiker War- ren Funeral Home. Mr. Myers, an employe of Wilson i Co., died unexpectedly at p.m.' Friday at his home, 3457 South First St. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cem- etery. Mr. Myers was born at Childress on Jan. 6, 1911, and moved to Abi- lene in May, 1925. His mother, Mrs. Lucy C. Myers of the same address, survives. Beer Strike May Mean Dry Summer TOKYO Ht-It looks like a long, dry summer. Workers at the nation's three largest beer breweries are current- ly striking for higher company officials say the resultant shortage of beer will be felt in late and early August. Daily average production of the three breweries is about three million bottles. THE Cashore, 14, Center Square, Pa., gets kiss from his mother after winning 1954 Nation- al Spelling Bee in Washington." Representing the Nor- ristown, Pa., Times-Herald, ha won title and ?500 over 56 other South Korea Agrees To Nationwide Vote Hail, Rain Kick Up Fuss In Southwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A squall line that moved across the South Plains late Friday night dumped three inches of small hail east of Balmorhea and heavy rains in some sections. At dawn Saturday Midland was receiving light rain, there was con- siderable cloudiness in Southwest Texas, and the rest of the state was dear to partly cloudy. Saturday night's turbulence, in addition to the hail, left 2.40 inches of ram at Olton and up to 3 inches in farming areas nearby. The storm area stretched from the San Angelo vicinity on a line northward to Pecos. The Weather Bureau in Chicago reported an "unconfirmed tornado" ia the Andrews-Seminole area, but no Texas source had been able to track it down. The changing weather, probable transition from spring to summer, was to continue to bring turbu- lence to the Southwest, forecasts indicated. Locally severe thunder- storms, the tornado-spawning type, were predicted for Central Okla- homa Saturday night. The San Angelo Standard-Times reported heavy damage to cotton and other spring-planted crops in the West Texas storm area Friday night. Temperatures remained mild in the morning but went up fast once the sun started its climb. The range at dawn was from 58 at Lufkin.to 73 at Brownsville. SCURRY GETS RAIN Cooler Weather, Showers Promised For Abilene Area Abilenians got two favorable promises Saturday morning from the weatherman. Scattered showers should fan late Saturday, U. S. Weather Bu- reau here said. Temperatures Sunday will be slightly cooler. High for that day was seen as 80. Highest reading for the 24-hour period ended at a.m. Saturday was 89. Scurry County gave the only rain report to The Reporter-News. Mrs. D. T. Strayhorn, official weather observer at Snyder, said Snyder got .2 inch about 3 a.m. Saturday. She said a "pretty gen- eral" rain fell over the county, about .2 inch. She reported .3 inch at Fluvanna. Hermleigh had .4 of an inch of rain since midnight Friday. Skies were cioudy at a.m. Satur- day. Rainfall at Colorado City at t a.m. Saturday was .61 inch. Total rainfall for month was 5.38. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy and warm today and tonight. Slight- ly cooler Sunday. Scattered showers this afternoon and tonight. High tempr- ature today near 90, low tonight 60, high Sunday 80. ____ NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy and mild with scattered showers and local thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy wtth scattered showers and local thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight and Sunday, be- coming somewhat cooler in Panhandle Son- TEXAS Partly cloudy, a little armer with widely scattered showers and thundershowers in northwest portion this afternoon and tonight. Sunday scatter- ed thundershowers and local thunderstorms i no important temperature Moderate to locally fresh southeasterly winds on the coast. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy and mild with widely scattered showers and local thandershowers in north- west portion this afternoon and tonight. Sunday, scattered thnndershowers and lo- cal thunderstorms, mostly in north portion. No important temperature changes. Mod- erate to locally fresh southeasterly winds on the coast. TEMPERATURES Fri. P.M. Sat. A.M. 87 72 87............ 70 89 70 87 C7 IS 81 71 78 73 77 75 75 75 74 High and low temperature for 24 hours ended at a.m.: 89 and 66. High and low temperatures for lamt last year: 104 and 78. Sunset last night p.m. Sunrise to- day a.m. tonlfht p.m. Barometer reMUntf at a.m.: 38.11. nomHKj aja.: II ON WAY TO Dan Thornton of Colorado (center) packs his tag at San Francisco, Calif., as Governors John S. Fine of Pennsylvania (left) and Allan Shivers of Texas, watch. The three governors-are leaving for Korea to study the needs of the people of that war torn.land. Their mission was suggested-by President Eisenhower. Death Takes Long-Time Norton Man WINTERS, May 22. (RNS) Richard Edward Gottschalfc, 91, died at a.m. Saturday at his home in north Norton community. He had been in failing health for several years and in serious con- dition for six weeks. Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. John's Lutheran Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Henry Flathmann, pas- tor, is to officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery under direction of Spill Funeral Home. Born in Germany Sept. 28, 1862, Mr. Gottschalk came to the United States when he was 19. Two years later he went back to Germany, and returned to the United States' later. He was married to Paulina Be- litz in McGregor on Dec. 4, 1889. The couple moved to Runnels County the same year and settled in Norton. Mrs. Gottschalk died "in 1945. Survivors are two sons, Hans and Carl of Winters; four daugh- ters, Mrs. John Gerhart and Mrs. August Shiplick of Winters, Mrs. Otto Keling of McGregor and Mrs. Ernest Matties; and a number, of grandchildren. Rhee Offers ROK Troops to Indochina SEOUL (Jl-South Korea's Presi- dent Syngman Rhee today renewed his offer to send ROK troops to Indochina and declared that "we must take to deeds, not words" to halt Communist aggression in Southeast Asia. U. S. CAUED ALARMIST Blast Guatemala GUATEMALA Guatemala said last night saboteurs blasted a rail line in an attempt to blow up a munitions train. The an- nouncement came as the govern- ment heatedly charged the United States with spreading alarmist re- Encircled French Outposts Get Aid HANOI, Indochina (Si The French High Command said today mobile relief columns smashed through to aid two encircled "little Dien Bien Phu" outposts holding out in the southeastern Red River Delta. A third outpost defended by a company of Viet Nam troops fell yesterday to a battalion ol Com- munist Vietminh attackers sup- ported by" 90 millimeter bazookas and heavy mortars. The lost out- post of Anxa had held out nearly three weeks. The surrounded outposts of Yen Phy and Coquan are on the fringes of the strategic rice bowl delta where. Communist activity has been stepped up since the fall of Dien Bien Phu. Jet Transport Damaged SEATTLE inboard wing flap of the Boeing Airplane Com- pany's new 15-miIlion-dollar 4-jet commercial transport plane was damaged severely yesterday when the craft's left landing gear buck- led'during taxiing tests. Atom Lawmakers Stuck on 2 Points WASHINGTON Legislators working on President Eisenhower's blueprint for a revised atomic energy law today faced two major bones of contention: 1. How to write into law the job of the Atomic Energy Commission chairman, who is now Lewis L. Strauss. 2. How far private industry should be allowed patent rights on peacetime atomic power improve- ments. The Eisenhower-requested omni- bus bill, now being considered by the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee is designed to let pri- vate industry into the peacetime atomic power field. It also would provide authority for exchanging and civilian power nfornutun with ioreiga Reported discontent within AEC ranks was underlined- last night with the announcement by James G. Beckerley that he intends to leave his post as the commission's director of classification "before the end of the summer." In this job, Beckerley playj a key role in selection of data which may or may not be made public. Beckerley declined to comment on his reasons for quitting, but It was learned he considers the AEC too conservative about releasing atomic information. During both closed door and pub- lic committee hearings so far sharp objections have been voiced against a provision in the original bill naming the AEC chairman as "the principal officer" of the com- mission. ports about arms arriving here from Iron Curtain countries. Interior Minister August Char- naud MacDonald said the explosion occurred Wednesday, killing a civ- ilian and a soldier and injuring three other soldiers. The saboteurs fought a gun bat- tle with federal troops, he said, and then fled into the hills near the Honduran border. The arms shipment, moving to Guatemala City from Puerto Barrios on the cast coast, was unharmed, he said. (The U. Si State Department, voicing concern over increasing Red influence in Guatemala's left- ist government, notified other Latin American countries last Monday that the Swedish ship AI- phelm was unloading a shipment of arms from Communist Poland at Puerto Barrios. Some Washing- ton officials estimated the value of the arms at 10 million dollars. The State Department said they were loaded at Stettin, a former German port now in Poland. Charnaud said he believed Guat- emalan political refugees in neigh- boring Honduras took part in the plot. The gang placed about 32 one pound powder charges but only two went off. Ex-Abilenian Dies In Oklahoma City Walter S. Hurley of Lawton, Okla., formerly of Abilene, died at 4 a.m. Saturday in a veterans hos- pital in Oklahoma City. He had been ill for several months. Mr. Hurley, 63, lived in Abilene in 1941. Stepdaughters, Mrs.- Rufus Spears of 1725 Graham St., and Mrs. Miram Locke of De Leon, were to leave Saturday afternoon for Lawton. Mrs. Hurley is the former Donna Mae Wilson, daughter of Mrs. W. T. Wilson, 883 Grand Ave. Lumber Company Off ice Looted The office of toe Hanks Harfaer Lumber Co., 1310 Walnut St.. wu rifled and a money sack stolen Friday night. No other articles of significance were reported missing. The prowlers or prowler obtained entrance by breaking the glass on the north door of the building. Detective Lt. George Sutton and Detective Warren Woodson investi- gated. Red Okay To Plan Unlikely GENEVA W-South Korea finally agreed today to elections through- out divided Korea but laid down conditions which the CommunuU are sure to reject. In a speech before the 19-nation conference on Korean peace, South Korean Foreign Minister Pyun Yung-tai outlined a It-point plan for the unification of his country and the Communist-controlled North. Two Pei.li OppMed At least two of the conditions ht set forth for the all-Korean elec- tions were expected to be bitterly opposed by the Communists. One of these was that any elec- tions must be carried out under United Nations supervision and that the U.N. must certify the elec- tion The Communists havt ruled out any U.N. role in Korean peace plans. Another is that all Chinese Communist troops must withdrawn from North Korea at least one month before the elec- tions, but that some U.N. should remain in Korea until a unified government achieves effec- tive control over the entire penin- sula. Pyun called for an agreement that "the integrity and independ- ence of the unified, independent and democratic Korea shall guaranteed by the United Nations." Another provision of South Korean plan would assure control of the unified country by the Koreans. Thespian Proposed that "representation in the all-Koreaa legislature b% In direct pro- portion to Un popolttloft of the entire Korea.'1 The population of South Korea at present about 20 million arid that of North Korea 4 million. PlM Rejected Pyun rejected the earlier pro- poie! of North Korean Foreign Minister Nam II calling for Com- munist-style elections to be carried out by an All-Korean Commission on which North and South Korea would have equal representation. "A careful perusal of the Com- munist proposals reveals that while the Communists set a limit to the withdrawal of foreign forces from Korea, they have care- fully avoided to name a time.for the elections. "This means that the Commu- nists seek to perpetuate the di- vision rather than to achieve unification of the country, if uni- fication cannot be achieved In Communist fashion. "It further means that the pro- posed All-Korean Commission win legalize the Communist infiltration and subversive activities in free part of the country until the whole country can be taken ovtr legally. LeMay Says U.S. Planes Ready to Go WASHINGTON The boss of America's long.- range bombing force sayt his planes and crewi are set to strike at targets any- where in the world. Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, chief of the Air Force's Strategic Air Com- mand, said yesterday "the readi- ness of our strategic bombers to strike back on a global scale is a considerable factor in dis- couraging the spread of a limited war." Gen. LeMay told the Armed Forces Chemical Assn. that bis bombers can take off in'any kind of weather, "fly direct to within a few hundred feet above any des- ignated point on the and "hit their target when they get there." The administration's military policy is based on the concept of "massive retaliatory power" a deterrent to Soviet aggression. May said his command has bean assigned the mission of "swift tod certain retaliation" against an ag- gressor. Should ail-out war eomt auk, LeMay said the strategic bombers would have the job of striking lit enemy air bases and atomic in- stalations, "destroying his strik- ing power at its of sys- tematically wrecking the foe'i in- dustrial of bold bttktbt trinitM rf canny Crttnd teccv.