Abilene Reporter News, June 4, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 4, 1954, Abilene, Texas ■ IS*National Finals in 3 Sports Open Here Today WARMERŒfje gbilene Reporter ~üeütó MORNING"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES Byron VOL. LXI1I, NO. 351 Associai Press'fAP) MORNINGTjUNE 4, 1954-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Rebel Outburst Wipes Out 200 HANOI, Indochina. June 3 (£»— Three regular Vielminh battalions numbering about 2,100 wiped out 200 Vietnamese and mauled 100 more today in a sudden outburst of activity on the central Annam plateau. The Communist-led rebel forces struck three companies of Vietnamese national army troops at Cung Son, 25 miles west of Tuy Hoa. This is about 220 miles northeast of Saigon and far south of the Red River Delta area. Outnumbered 7 to 1 The French High Command said drawing to Ae Rieng. a post six miles to the south. That post itself had just beaten off an assault by a rebel company. This was the first bitter encounter in eight weeks of Operation Atalante. which established a beachhead at Tuy Hoa and fanned out to recapture rich coastal farmland long held by the Vietminh. The Vietnamese made a better showing just north of Tuy Hoa, where two companies aided by artillery put strong rebel forces to flight, killing and wounding 40 rebels and capturing 10 others. Bombers Strike Far to the north in the Red the Vietnamese, outnumbered 7 to River Delta, French bombers I, fought valiantly but were unable i struck heavily at rebels in com-to withstand the rebels’ over pany strength 12 miles south of whelming odds. Two companies Hanoi. sere killed or captured A third j pianes also dropped delayed ac- s 140,000-Unit Housing Plan Okayed STRINGS ATTACHED company was badly pounded before cutting its way out and with- Red Chinese Relent On Policing But Other Demands Slay GENEVA, June 3 r—Red China's Cbou en-lai gave ground »lightly today on the disputed question of policing an armistice j for Indochina. But he remained firm on other Western demands for settling the war. Chou relaxes the Communist j position at the Indochina conference on the work of a proposed neutral nations supervisory com-, mission to the point of permitting j It to deal with subjects other than importation of troops and arms to j Indochina. Yesterday the Commu- j msts had insisted the commission could not mix in other and more important policing duties. SapervisMNi Rejected But the Chinese foreign minister rejected outright any supervision by the Ymted Nations of the arrn-istice under discussion here. He also refused categorically to give Laos and Cambodia any different status in the armistice than that of Viet Nam. Laos and Cambodia have threatened to walk out of the conference if they are to be treated as nations torn by civil war. They have insisted that the only resistance to the present governments is that of Vietminh ' invaders” who have tion bombs around embattled Chonoi. near Hung Yen and 30 miles southeast of Hanoi, where French Union defenders have been encircled for nearly a week. Rebels who attacked Chonoi for six straight nights held off last night. Planes dropped more supplies to the post. Keeping Secrets Ties Up Hearing TO GOVERNOR'S CHAIR? — Former Marine fighter ace Joe Foss, who won the Republican nomination for South Dakota governor, tries out a T-33 jet trainer at the Twin Cities’ Air Base in Minneapolis. Minn. Foss shot down 26 Jap planes to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. His victory in the primary virtually assures him of election in traditionally Republican South Dakota. WASHINGTON. June 3 UP—Sen. I The Defense Department replied McCarthy and the Defense Depart-!that wanted the names—but with . ,    ,    ,,    ,    .       |    no    secrecy strings attached. It told ment got into a deadlock tonight on wiiconsin senalor in the question of keeping secret the (h-    llp    frw> names of 133 suspected security risks who, the senator says, are working in U.S. defense plants. McCarthy, under prodding from Democrats and Army counsel, announced he was offering the names to the Pentagon—but on condition they be kept secret for the time being. Huge Philippine Shakedown Ring Revealed by U. S. Army WASHINGTON. June 3 iB-The j signed by two American, officials I of the imposters as an American, Army disclosed today it has un- in the Philippines. The letter ap- ! honorably discharged in Manila covered an American-led shake-1 peared to be on Army stationery ( after World War II. Later a second down ring in the Philippines in- and was addressed to a Filipino, ; man was identified. Like his com-volving millions of dollars in claims informing him that his claim for | panion. the second man had taken tot RED CHINA. Pg. 3-A. Col. 5 for damage from World War II operations in the islands. The investigation has shown, the Army said, that at least one and possibly many of the claims 1 were fraudulent. The Army's Provost Marshal Office reported two former American soldiers are being sought by the FBI as leaders of the ring, which preyed on Filipinos. The two, w hose names are being withheld until they are located, are believed to be in the United States now, an Army spokesman said The Army said the case involves forged Army documents, impersonations of lT S. officials and the possible swindling of many Filipinos. The Army got its first clue to the confidence ring last March in a letter purported to have been more than a million dollars for having supplied food and materials to guerillas fighting the Japanese had been approved. Subsequently, the two fugitive his discharge in the Philippines. Officials on Trial Further investigations put officials on the tcail of other Filipino victims, but the search for all Americans contacted the Filipino1 clues has been hampered, the and sought money fre*m hun or ; Army said, by the reluctance of grounds that they could speed pay-! victims to come forw*ard for fear ment of the claim. Instead of pay- they themselves might be implicating. the Filipino became suspicious ed in possibly fraudulent activities, and sent the letter to Washington. The Army said the two Ameri- Army investigators went to Man-1 «*■*. »«*iNr worki'"! wllh 0,hw ila and quickly determined that the letter was a forgery Working with the Manila police, the Army investigators were able to identify one TRUSTY IS GOOD COOK Give Information And Get Fired, Stassen Warns accomplices, generally worked their game by persuading F.i.pinos they had proper claims for war time assistance but that it would be necessary for the claimants to pay over money in advance to influence U S. officials and to cover expenses. Some of these Filipinos paid and filed claims. The Army said that it is not known now how much the American confidence men obtained through such operations a letter that it “must be free to act (with respect to any individuals on the list' without consulting you.” Won’t Give Names McCarthy then told newsmen he would not hand over the names until the Pentagon promises not to make them public. It is “a firm and basic” policy of his investigating subcommittee, he said, not to publicize names until the persons have had a chance to testify before the subcommittee. He expressed confidence that he and Asst. Secretary of Defense Fred §eaton, who wrote him today's letter, will be able to work out some arrangement “that will allow us to turn the names over.” He fixed the exact number of names on his list as -133. At the McCarthy - Army hearings they' have been variously referred to as pommunists, suspected subversives or security risks. In response to reporters’ questions tonight, however, McCarthy said some of them may be innocent. Pledge« ImpoBstbk He said ha would not object to the Pentagon suspending suspects provided their names were not disclosed pending public hearings. The Pentagon letter said, however, that a secrecy pledge was impossible because it may be that • the Department of Defense has already begun action regarding some of the individuals.” The deadlock came after two days of jockeying at the Army-Mc-Carthy hearings. McCarthy and aides have frequently mentioned the list, and yesterday Democrats on the hearing committee and Army Counsel Joseph N. Welch burst forth with demands that Mc- %tt SECRETS. P*. S-A. CaL S IKE GIVES TORCH — President Eisenhower hands to Lt, Gen. L. T. Gerow, former Fifth Corps commander, a torch in Washington to be lighted in France at ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Gerow and Lt. Gen. Manton S. Eddy, center background, commanded troops in the landing and will take part in the ceremony. (Story on page 14-A). _ REDS LOSE Thailand's Plea Wins UN Vote Thai appeal. He said everyone knew it referred to the war in Indochina and the Great Powers were Senate Vote Hailed as Major Win WASHINGTON. June 3 (^-President Eisenhower’s hftusing program. liberalizing aids to home owners and providing for 35,000 public housing units in each of the next four years, a total of 140,000 units, was approved by the Senate today on a voice vote. Passage of the bill was hailed as a major administration victory by leaders in the Senate, particularly in view of the vote for public housing. The House version of the legislation did not follow this Eisenhower recommendation. Many Difference* The measures now go to a Senate-House conference committee, which will reconcile the many differences in the two bills. The limited public housing authority was written into the bill on the Senate floor by a 66-16 vote. Sen. Maybank (D-SC) tried to knock out all public housing authority but the Senate rejected this on a voice vote. Maybank formerly was a champion of public housing but he changed his stand recently after the Supreme Court acted, as he interpreted it, to outlaw segregation of whites and Negroes in public housing developments. The Senate version would lower down payments and lengthen repayment penods for homes bought with government-i n s u r e d mortgages. Contains Safeguards It continues the farm housing program and contains safeguards against “windfall” profits and first tune, Acts With Speed The Council acted with unusual By GEORGIA N’EI SON R e porter-Ne » * Staff .Writer SNYDER, June 3 — The steaks nere good, the cooking excellent tnd the company pleasant If this is life in jail — it's for ne WASHINGTON, June 3 Ji-For-! eign Aid Director Harold Stassen ! «aid today he would fire any em-i ploye who gives unauthorized in-! formation to Sen. McCarthy (R-WisC “Any employe of the Foreign Op-, i erations Administration who violat-The representative’s brother, {he laws and executive regula- John, pointed out that he was not lions.” he said, "would not be an in the worst of company by being J employe very long He would of course be discharged.” Stassen spoke out at a news con- Sentell Has Guests, Eats Steak in Jail Crewman Killed as Belgian Plane Fired on Near Border sent to jail for contempt of court William C. McCraw once served a -----  —    _    Massen    spose out at a news con- —_ th- ( , ia.1 sentence for contempt, he said    m    |y    ,0    tl0ns about port with cannon fire, toltine the before becomta* attorney general wheUw * h„'Mlled ,1» »Mention    and    wounding    the    by At Avac nnn lntaar a Aim innlP frir    .    «...    mami miv'hanir    t    iJil jail sentence for contempt, he said, before becoming attorney general But if you ever have to go to jail 0j x^xds and later a candidate for governor. And even so eminent a See SENTELL. Pg. 3-A, Col. I ind want this kind of treatment, >e sure your host is somebody like State Rep. Frank Sentell of Sny-ler, Sentell was serving the last hitch if a 72-hour sentence for contempt if court. He was released from ¿curry County jail .at 11 pm. fhursday, As a last fling before the end of us involuntary confinement, Sen-ell asked in a few guests to have unch with him. Evrn ice Cream The guests were Mrs. Sentell, he representatives brother, law-,er John E. Sentell. Joe Dave Scott ind the writer. Anderson Davis, Jr. of Snyder, rusty in the Scurry County jail, rooked and served the lunch. He produced excellent fare — steak, :rench fried potatoes, salad, iced ,ca and ice cream. Sentell was taking his incarceration philosophically. Completely unperturbed by the fact that he was under court order not Id leave the confines of the county jail, he chatted amiably while smoking his pip*    . An inveterate yam spinner, he discussed current news topics such as politics and the recent U. S. Supreme Court ruling banning racial segregation in schools anti interspersed the conversation with jokes. On the subject of his being held in contempt of court by District judge Sterling Williams, Sentell said this was not the first time it had happened to him. He recalled that several years ago when Wll-hams was Scurry County judge, he cited the lawyer for contempt but liter remitted the sentence. of his employes to last Friday's White House statement on this matter. VIENNA. Austria, June 3 cB— j dived suddenly out of the clouds A Belgian plane loaded with pure- on Sabena Airlines 1X3 and bred pigs was fired upon today to force the two-engine transfer Yugoslavia near the Hungar- 1 Port toward the Hungarian fron-ian frontier Crewmen said a iier- Soviet-made MIG raked the trans- j    Flew    By    S    Times    > Their account said the MIG flew the transport three times and pilot and mechanic.    |    then opened fire when the Belgian The surviving crewmen said the pilot ignored the MIG s maneuver- M1G bearing star insignia - mgs. The cannon fire killed Joseph Clauwaets, 42, the radio operator, and wo*uuied Arsene Devreese. the pilot, and Victor Sluyts, the mech-ic. All are Belgians Devreese. with two shell fragments in his shoulder, was unable to carry on Douglas Wilson, the British copilot, turned the plane around and made an emergency landing at Graz, Austria No Announcement There was no official announcement tagging the nationality of the attacking plane A British Embassy statement in Austria referred to an “unidentified plane.” Sabena Airlines said In a statement the attack was by “two fighter planes of unknown nationality" but the surviving crewmen at Graz discounted the idea that more than one plane was involved. The attack occurred shortly before 10 a m as the transport was flying about 6,000 feet over Mur ska Soboia, a town of 5,000 population about 10 miles from the Hungarian frontier and the same distance from the Soviet occupation zone of Austria. NEWS INDEX UNITED NATIONS. N. Y , June S t,fi_The U.N. Security Council overrode Russian objections 10-1 to- day and    took up WnaMd'«    „.gating    on that in Geneva. He    which    huve'plagi^d said talks here would    hamper the    the    Federal Housing Administra- Geneva negotiates    and jdded    *.    „ recent monte V, a    that ^ war was bemg brought be' The legislation does these other This action brought the Indo- fore the UN. because china conflict to the U.N. for the gressive circles of the I    Tightens up on the home re- 1 “*•*"    'or    Amer-    pair loan program and leaves the in intervention in Indochina. t    lpan    al    ^,500 and the Tne    l ouncu    acieu    -tui    us.u«««.. His opposition indicated to sor™-    terms at three years. Eisenhower speed    at    a    meeting    lasting only    62    delegates the Russians    likely would    a liberalized program, minutes.    The initial test came as    veto any resolution to senda peace ....    ~ military    representatives of five    observation    group to Thailand In txiwers Australia, France. New that case. Thailand could appeal to Zealand.    Britain and the United    the General    Assembly, where there States began exploratory talks in is no veto. Washington on Southeast Asian de-    Calls    for    Vote (ease In Geneva, the talks on In-; After Tsarapkin spoke. Lodge called for a vote. Delegates of the United States. Britain, France. Nationalist China, Denmark. Colombia. Brazil, Turkey, Lebanon and New Zealand voted to take up the plea. Tsarapkin held up his hand in lone opposition. docluna droned on without apparent result, Thailand's case was introduced by Pote Sarasin. Thai ambassador | to Washington. He told the Council the situation in the Indochinese territories bordering Thailand had become so explosive there was a real j danger of invasion of his country, j He urged the Council to send a peace observation committee to Thailand as an impartial group to observe events and report to the international community. He dosed with the statement that, “This is the time for the Council to act.” Soviet Delegate Talks Semy on K. Tsarapkin. Soviet delegate. fired the opening broadside of opposition when Henry cabot Lodge Jr., United States delegate and Council president this month, called for the delegates to adopt, an agenda listing Thailand's appeal as the subject of discussion. Tsarapkin said it was not necessary for the Council to debate the 2. Continues the Federal National Mortgage .Assn. as the government's secondary market for privately held mortgages. The President has asked that this operatic«! gradually be turned over to private control. 3. Inaugurates a smog clearance SECTION A COACH’S FIRST JOB Guy McCarty Jr., of 4077 Monticdlo St., fulfills one of his first responsibilities after being named one of Abilene's “honorary coaches" for visiting college athletic teams entered in today’s NA1A tournament Here he spoon-feeds Del mar Brown, left, track coach of the East Texas State Lions The barbecue lor NMA officials, coaches and athletes was held at the Abilene Country Club Thursday night Foi mote on the huge national tourney, turn to the sports pages. (Staff photo) Women's news .... 4, » Oil ........ .......• SiCTION » Sports . ....... ____1, J Editori«)«...... _______ 4 Comics ....... ....... 5 Clossifiod od* . . , 4. 7, 1 Perm A Morktts ......9 Rodio 6 TV toys , ......10 THE WEATHER V. S. MriftTMK-VT ‘»F COMMKBCK WKtTHtK Bt RKAV AfttLKMi AND VICINITY - T*rU3¡ dtoody *»«1 winner tmUy. uulgta*. end Saturday. Maximum temperalure », H*w High Saturday ariMUKt » NOKTH CENTRAL TEXAS:    Knday fair, wax mer » Uw worthw**t i»'rt*on Saturday parti) cloudy aw* warmer WEST TEXAS: Kr»da> tair Warmer Panhandle and Sout* Plain*. Saturday partly cloudy and warmer, EAST TEXAS Generally <a»r and m«d Friday and a Utile warmer. ScUTH CENTRAI TEXAS: Generally fair and mild Malay and tartly cloudy and a tattle warmer Saturday, TEMPERATI'RE* K. H. ROWLAND . . fining U DtLtom A M. P W, n . TS T4 . n . n . TS . Tl Is» ...... W  ........ •*»    . — II ............ 3    » »    «    »    ...... 3d ...........  »    »    ...... Ml ............ •»    ...... *1 .........-    T:»     * •4 ............ •    »    ............ « M ............ •    »    ............ ** •7  ........... 10    4S    .... ....... - «* ......  U:4S    ............    - TS    ....    I*:*    — Hut* and low temperature* for M hour* ended «Ita»» 7* *“d d Hi«* and tew temreratute* tame dale (act year *» and tet Sunart taat night I *1 ». m Sunr«*e day S.St a » Suturi tonight T *J ». m H*roturier reading at * » » in J* 34 Helati* • hunvklity at » SO T sa. » per Baird School :Head Resigns BAIRD, Jun« 3. (RNS'—K. H, Rowland, 44, superintendent of the Baird Schools since 1W9. rei-'gned Wednesday to accept the job as superintendent of the DeLeon Schools He will assume his new position ; July L moving from Baird June 30 Rowland recently was given a new three-year contract by the School Board His resignation was accepted by program with a five-million-dollar research fund to the government. 4. Boosts the direct loan program to veterans to 200 million dollars a year. Down payments under the Senate bill would drop on an $8.000 new home from the present $650 to $400; on a $10,000 home, from the present $1250 to $700; and on a $16.000 home, from $3,200 to $2,200. Texas Senators Vote for Housing WASHINGTON. June 3 .B—Both Texas senators, Johnson and Daniel, voted for Eisenhower's public housing program today The measure passed the Senate 66 to 16.    _ Johnson to Probe Why Texas Missing As Academy Site See Academy Stary on Pg. 12-A WASHINGTON, June 3 .P~Sen-ate Democratic Leader Johnson of Texas said today he wanted to know why the Air Force didn’t include Texas among the three prospective sites for its new academy A site selection board narrower! down the choice to Colorado Springs. Colo.. Lake Geneva, Wis., and Alton. HI. Johnson said in a statement: “The recently appointed selections board is composed of fine men. They inspected a number of sites before narrowing the choice down to three in Colorado. Wisconsin and Illinois. A previous air academy selec- the board at its regular meeting tion board looked with favor on *»• ' ...    .    >    »    »    .    .it...    1    ,i,rrv    th*    WUf Wednesday night j Rowland is married and has daughter, Nancy, 10. Texas sites I am sorry the new board did not agree with the old.] i want to find out why.’ ;

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