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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR AND WARM PINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXIII, NO. 355 Prat (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY BUSTIN' HIS BUTTONS Doug Paxton, 7, Central school second grader, beams with pride as he displays his Polio Pioneer button Wednesday morning. Doug, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Morse Paxton, 733 Ross Ave., was among the first of more than 700 Taylor County second-graders who completed the polio inoculations. Make-ups for children getting their third shots will be given Friday at 9 a.m. at the City County Health Unit, 125 Chestnut St. (Staff Photo" by Don Hutcheson) MAKE-UPS URGED Third Polio Vaccine Test List Shows Sharp Decline Final talley was expected tolSalk vaccine test showed up fo show ihat only about 650 of the their third shot Wednesday morn 7SO children participating in the i ing. South Korea Gels Direct AP Reports SEOUL Syngman Knee today pulied a switch Unking the 61 South Korean news and ra- dio subscribers of the Korean Pacific Press to the worldwide facility, The Associated Press. "This is another one of my dreams come Rhec said. "I always wanted Korea to receive news reports direct from America. This is a realization of that dream." The Korean Pacific Press, the largest news agency in SK-FG Ko- rea, now receives the Associated Press report by radio-tele- phone from San Francisco. It translates the report into Korean and distributes it to 43 newspapers and 12 radio stations. KPP President Kim Dong Joon said, "This enlarges the size of our news report 10 times over and we are very nappy io'be a member of the Associated Press family." PEOPLE AGREE Girl Asks Mars fo Slop Earth Wars ALBUQUERQUE tft Every- body's writing to little Linda Sue the Martians. The 9-year-old "Little Girl Who Wrote the Martians" is receiving a stream of letters tffering advice, prayer, thanks and hope from all over the country. Linda Sue recently wrote her simple letter addressed to Mars. It said: "What business I am writing about is to stop the earth people from fighting. All they have is war, war, war and I'm getting tired of it, so be here." The Martians never came. But grateful people answered for them. "Bless your heart and more pow- er to wrote a Santa Monica, Calif., woman. "Keep up your courage and believe in your ideals. Surely it is a thrill to know that a chUd has the vision of what is right." A young boy from Mobile, Ala., who doesn't want Linda Sue's schoolmates to iaugh at her. wrote: "I am the Martian you wrote to and I would like to stop war in the earth too. I'm afraid I can't come to your city but I can write to you." The lad asked Linda Sue to draw another map showing where he should land bis space ship. On the bottom of the letter was a crude drawing of his celestial transport. A letter of praise arrived from the SFCon, call letters for the 12th annual Science Fiction Convention, to be held soon in California. "We can't promise you that there will be any martians pres- the letter said. However it made Linda Sue an honorary member for the conven- tion and invited her to attend. The letters keep coming. Some tell of seeing flying saucers in the hope Linda Sue won't give up her dream and will go ahead with her plans to see the Martians "in my own spaceship." Linda Sue's moth- er, Mrs, Arthur Russell, "Linda Sue and I will try to answer as many letters as we can; We feel very thankful for them." An editorial in a NewTJeoford, Mass., newspaper, enclosed by "a grandmother (an old W. W. Clarkson. senior sanitar seemed to sum up the thoughts of ian at the county health unit, urged! most of those writing Linda Sue. parents to take their children for make-up shots Friday morning. He quoted Dr. A. G. Arrant's statement that the final shot was necessary for success of the polio vaccine. Dr. Arrant said Tuesday, "It is the third and final shot that is known as a booster to produce anti- bodies in great quantities. Until this action occurs, we cannot ex- pect maximum protection." Only two of the Taylor County schools participating in the tests had not reported at 11 "a.m. Wed- nesday. The final count was ex- pected to be around 650, Clarkson said. Make-up will be held at the health unit, 125ii Chestnut St., and at Merkel at 9 a.m. Friday. "We surely hope those parents whose children were not here Wed- nesday will bring them Clarkson said. Having so many children miss the final shots will not only lessen their protection against polio, _ but will weaken the final evaluation of the tests' worth, Clarkson pointed out. Cohn Says Army Used Schine to Halt Probe DIPLOMATS GLUM Indochina Peace 'Killed7 by Reds GENEVA IS Western diplo- mats said glumly today Soviet For- eign Minister V. M. Molotov had all but killed chances of peace in war-torn Indochina by his latest policy statement. Outlining his "peace terms" late yesterday to the nine-party In- dochina conference, Molotov not only raised new issues but leveled charges which aroused Western rer sentment. Western leaders prepared to voice their reaction formally at an- other Indochina session today. Purely Destructive A U. Molotov five." A British spokesman said it contained nothing helpful. The French called it "extremely ag- gressive" and said it contained "provocative terms." Western delegates were as much disturbed by'the hostile remarks n Molotov's speech as by his ac- tual proposals. He accused-the United States of S.. spokesman called the speech "purely destruc- Lirerolly Annoying RICHMOND. Va. lil The Vir- ginian highway department is spending about a year cleaning up the beer cans, bottles. garbage and trash thrown from cars. Citizens are forming anti- litterbugging societies to combat the nuisance. Insurance Case Drags Into 3rd Day AUSTIN state suit for a permanent injunction to put the Lloyd's of North America insur- ance company out of business dragged into its third day today. Judge Charles Belts issued an order yesterday for the company's iop executive. Ralph Hammonds, to appear tomorrow in the receiv- ership trial. 49-Year-Old Abilenian Held In Railroad Sabotage Attempt Civic Clubs Will Receive Bond Details Detailed information on the Juiy 17 city bond election will be mail- ed to" members of all civic clubs- City Manager Austin P. Hancock j gave that report Wednesday. The material will consist of re- prints of a full-page ad which ap- peared in a recent edition of The Abilene Reporter-JCews. The page attempted to answer all possible questions regarding the bonds pro- posed in the July voting. Abilene Chamber of Commerce has asked.for copies also, Hancock said. The City Commission will vote Friday on whether to submit to voters in bonds for parks and playgrounds. It is already com- mitted to putting a park and play- ground issue of some size in the July election. The figure was request- ed Tuesday by the Park and Pub- lic Recreation Board. Projects are the same as recommended by the Park and Playground Facilities Committee of Abilene Chamber of Commerce. Bonds totaling million have already been selected by the com- mission for inclusion on the ballot These are: Waterworks improve- ments. million; sanitary-sew- er projects. million; street improvements, million; and fire stations and equipment, Mop-Up Operation On Farm Laborers Slated Along Border WASHINGTON (ft- Arty. Gen. Brownell said today he is sending a greatly augmented immigration sen-ice force to the Mexican border for a mop-up operation against "wetbacks" or farm laborers who have entered this country illegally. Normal border patrol strength is being tripled for the operation, scheduled to start in the southern California and Arizona areas of June 17. Brownell said he is asking Con- gress for new legislation to pro- vide more effective weapons in halting what he described as an ever-increasing flow of illegal en- trants. The attorney-general said that "the size of the movement may well provide an effective screen for subversives and other unde- sirable persons to enter or depart from the United States." masterminding a plan to under- mine the Geneva conference and extend the Indochina war. He criticized the policies of Pre- mier Joseph Laniel's government, which is now facing a severe test in the French National Assembly French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault hastened to Paris immedi ately after Molotov's speech to take part this afternoon in the as sembly debate on Indochina. A U. S. spokesman declared Molotov's speech was designed to have an unfavorable impact on French1 public opinion, which threatens to overturn the shaky Laniel government. Got Down To Terms Western hopes received their big gest jolt when Molotov got down to the Communist terms for an Indochina peace. Some quarters had expected him :o make important concessions, but instead he toughened his stand and raised new issues. He proposed that the conference begin discussions immediately on a political settlement in Indochina without waiting for agreement to end the fighting. Other delegates thought they had gotten around this difficulty when the Commu nists agreed; three weeksv ago: to give priority to the ceasefire dis cussions. Molotov, however, sai the time had now come to begin parallel talks on both political questions, perhaps rotat ing from one phase to the other ot alternate days. Taken Up Together Molotov also reiterated the Red position that the problems of the three Indochinese states of Vie Nam, Laos and Cambodia are iden tical and should be taken up to- gether. Delegates from Laos and Cam bodia have threatened to walk 6u of the conference if their problem is lumped with that of Viet Nam Backed by the Western nations they contend there is civil war in RESCUED, R. Kissling, 29, former Berke- ley, Calif, resident who returned from Southern Califor- nia last week, -was rescued from the Policeman Sanford Hernck who doffed his clothes and pulled hun irom.the chin-deep water Kissling was tfv artificial respiration on the shore but died on the way to the hospital Officer Hemct suffered minor injuries in the rescue (AP Wirephoto) Roosevelt Wins California Vote LOS ANGELES IS James Roosevelt ran away with the Dem- ocratic nomination for Congress in California's 26th District, despite adverse publicity from his wife's Viet Nam, but that their own terri- j accusations of infidelity and oppo- tories have been invaded by Com- munist-led Vietminh troops. They demand withdrawal of the Com- munists. sition from National Democratic Chairman Stephen Mitchell. In a district with better than 2-1 Democratic registration, the late RAIN FROM H-BOMB WHAT'S ON THE NEWS INSIDE Investigation of a 49-year-old Abilene irmn in connection with attempted railroad sabotage was under way Wednesday morning. Four metal brake shoes from trains were placed ,on mils of a siding of the Texas Pacific Rail- way near the passenger station here. The incident happened about a.m. Wednesday. The suspect remained in city jail nt noon. He denied commit- ting 1'ic offense. Another man reported to TIP officials that he ssw !hc siepect put the metal pieces on the rails. After the informant pointed the man out, 0. T. Dnujhcrty, TAP local ajciiU and Don Scrivner. as- sistant general agent, followed the suspect. The arrest was made in the 100 block of Chestnut St. by J. S. Thompson. TCP special agent, and John Bostick, city policeman. Questioning the .suspect nt po- plicc headquarters Wednesday morning were Thompson and Po- lice headquarters Wednesday Donald. No charge had been filed at noon. McDonald said the metal ob- jects weren't put on the main tracks, used by passing trains. They were placed on a siding where (rains, pull over to permit others to pnss and onto which cars art switched, McDonald stated, SECRECY highly secret agencies. Central Intel- ligence Agency ond the Atomic Energy Commission ore the latest entries in notional probe hearings. Sec Page, 11-A. FATAL member of a California family was kill- ed and another is in critical condition as the result of an accident near Roscoe, See Page 3-A. TOAD Abncr, an Abilene horned toad, is living the life of Riley after winning a tood race. See Page 1-B. REDS Com- mander Gen. warns Russia that on attack will bt met with ts'try weapon, in- cluding atomic bombs. Islanders Hit by Ash Call Selves 'Poisoned People' EDITOR'S NOTE A shifting wind cast radioactive ash along an uncharted path after the March 1 testing of the hydrogen bomb. The result was injury to two score na- a petition to the United Nations which sums up the Mar- shall Islanders" the radioactive feelings toward danger and the loss of their land. To get the facts at the scene. AP correspondent William J. Waugh went from Hon- olulu to the Marshails and spent 10 days interviewing injured per- sons and their leaders, and also personnel who run the atomic tests. This is the first of two stories reporting his preliminary findings. They were delayed by- censorship in the Defense Depart- ment, the Atomic Energy Commis- sion and the State Department. Only minor deletions were made in the original copy, however. By WILLIAM J. WAUGH KWAJALEIN', Marshall Islands, May 29 call themselves "the poisoned people." They are the 82 natives of Ron- gclap Atoll who were showered by radioactive ash from the March 1 explosion of A hydrogen bomb. One of them, John Anjin, said the ash rained down for 2-1 hours. "It looked like he said. "It came down like a light rain. You could feel it strike your skin. U burutd when it Some of the ''poisoned people" lost their hair. Others were burned. Almost all of them are cured now they have been' banished from their homes for a year. They 919 ABttU Uw JilAid who have petitioned the United Ka-! tions to end atomic experiments in this at least to see that the United States observes closer precautions. The Marshall Islands, midway between Hawai and the Philip- pines, came under U. S. control in :he war 10 years ago. In 1947 the United States became their trustee under U.N. authority. The islands are low coral atolls with a popu- lation of about 11.000. Natives of Bikini and Eniwetok atolls were uprooted in 1M6-4? to make way for atomic experiments. In the March 1 blast the S2 per- sons on Rongelap and 154 on Utirik were exposed or endangered to such an extent that they were re- moved from their home atolls. The Utirik people have gone back, but the Rongelapers must wait a year their atoll is considered safe. Anjin, a Rongelap leader, de- scribed the March 1 explosion: "First saw light, then smoke. Smoke went up, up and right through the clouds; Later heard and felt blast. Wind so strong some people fell down. It banged doors." Of the 82 Kongetapers, about 45 suffered radiation burns. Many of these were slight. One man, 39- year-old Toma Naril, still has a bad burn on the back of his right car, three montlis after the explo- sion. He was fishing in a canoe when the ash began falling. "Some were said a Rongelap medical aide. "By night children were crying. Many adults were sick." A to iift ato tiftnn. turn of the residents began losing their jair. Thrcs days after the blast a destroyer arrived to evacuate the residents. All started taking show- ers then." The evacuation from Kongelap and Utirik was completed in two days. The affected people received medical assistance here on the Kwajalein Atoll. A top medical team was flown from-lhe United States, arriving March 10. In April a survey party raited the two affected atolls. This con- sisted of representatives of Joint Task Force 7: commander in chief Pacific Fleet; high commissioner, Trust territory of Pacific Islands; the Atomic Energy Commission's engineer contractors (Holmes and Narver) and the native magis- trates of Rongelap and Utirik. It was decided the Utirik people could return home, with adequate water and food supplies to be fur- nished them. It was determined the Rongelap people would have to stay off their atoll for a year. They will live, meantime, on 14- acre Ejit in the Majuro Atoll. .There the AEC contractors have built an entirely new village of 27 buildings. "There is anger among some Anjin said. "I think it will disappear if we get back home. They trust the American people." He said the Rongelapers have been well taken care of since their arrival on all the focd, clothing, medical care ami entertainment they need. The Mar- shallese people are movie They like hillbilly and Hawaiian President's eldest son now stands an excellent chance of winning the November runoff against IRepubK can Theodore Owings, who cap- tured the GOP nomination. Both men, by cross-filing, ran in both party races. Each-ex pressed confidence, of victory. Owings is city clerk of Culver City. He was running fourth in the Democratic race But Roosevelt, who captured his own party race ay a margin of 5-1 over his closest rival, was running- second to Owings in the GOP column. In 349 out of 901 precincts. Roose- velt had votes. His chie opponent, newspaper publisher Ne< Redding, had 3.265. In the Republican contest.Owings polled and Roosevelt also in 349 precincts. In the Republican contest Owings polled and Roosevelt, 262. also in 115 precincts. Altogether, six candidates were in the Republican race and seven in the Democratic. Another candidate. Republican Richard Westbrook, withdrew anc threw his support. to Dembcra Redding to "beat Roosevelt" Tha was the campaign cry of all Roose- velt's opponents throughout "the campaign. They hit hard on h: domestic strife and frequently quoted Democratic Chair ma Mitchell's statement that Roose- velt should withdraw until h: marital difficulties were straigh ened out THE WEATHER ABILE.YE AXO VKKtty toniSS! sad Ttmrsdw. HKH toter Ttandw S3- LW NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS ctoud? warm thrwaih KWnonw. "WEST TEXAS warm Ciroajh tomorrow. afterooon and PtoiM tomorrow. Widely and cvtninc SOUTH CEKTKAL TEXAS PHO cloddy and warm tomorrow. winds on.UW TM. K Maximum' lir 4 "iwiii Symington Offers Trade in Testimony WASHINGTON US-Roy M. (John stffied today Army Counselor ohn G. Adams coupled talk of ending Pvt. G. David Schine over- seas with effort! to halt the Mc- arthy subcommittee's investiga ons of Ft. Monmouth. N.J., md Army loyalty board. Cohn, under questioning by Army counsel Joseph N. Welch in the 30th day of the Army-McCarthy hearings, said Adams left an im- iression that "what happened to icnioe depended on what Adams thought." rait Cohn insisted he didn't care hether or not Scnine went Over- but said he thought Adams had Deen "nasty" about it. Adams has testified that Cohn ew. into a rage and threatened to the Army" when told Schine probably would be sent verseas as most draftees were. quoted Cohn as saying also that obert T. Stevens would be trough as Secretary of the Army, ohn has denied making such statements. The Senate Investigations sub- committee got back tn the meat of IB controversy between Sen; Mc- Carthy and Army officials after a renewal of the continuing dash be- tween McCarthy and Sen. Syming- on (D-MoV. U Testify the outset of the 30th day of Symington offered to .eslify as a witness ]n this it McCarthy will kt a special senate committee investigate the Wiscon- sin senator's, financial dealings. There hot eniaBte in which McCarthy jiid will- ing but declined to sign a formal agreement by Syming- on. Members of the subcommittee were still talking of a quick wind- p of the bearings, but McCarthy old reporters he probably will ask or a two wee's recess when Cohn eaves this week end for National Guard training at Camp Kilmer, N.J; "That is ray present Mc- Carthy said. DtftnMt 'Til wantjhim here.: Boy-knows more about this case than, any- body else. We won't ask for any deferment of Soy (from training) at an." Cohn, 27, is chief counsel to Mc- Carthy's Investigations sub-com- mittee and was named by the tony along with McCarthy in Army's charges of improper yres- sures to get preferential treatment or Schine, wealthy New Yorker who was an unpaid consultant be sub-committee until drafted last fall. Cohn, relating his version of Mams' talk of Schine's going overseas, said Adams complained hat the subcommittee was con- inuing its investigation of Mon- mouth and was demanding testi- mony from Army loyalty board members, and Adams felt the sub- committee was not cooperating with him. Ererj Waj PwOUe Cohn said Adams warned "if we keep on with the hearings, .and particularly with members of loyal- ty boards, he would fight us in every way possible." James SL Clair, associate Army counsel, sought to draw from Cohn an admission there was no espion- age at Ft Monmouth after Stevens took office. Cota said there was 'a very dangerous situation" that had a high espionage potential. St. Clair also asked Cohn wheth- er he thought Jlaj. Gen. Law- ton, commander at Ft Monmouth Stevens in testi- mony before the McCarthy sub- committee on delays in getting rid of security risks. Cohn replied be thought Gen. Lawton was "relactanUy because be could not get any co- operation from Stews before the McCarthy committee began its in- vestigation of Communists in'the Army radar setup. ErttfcuBr fetaM Stevens contends chiefly caused him to cootidtr LawtoTs removal although Lawton eventually was insisted there was not the "slightest dooM in in; mad" that there was an effort to nowrtUw- ton became Lawton bad aUd with McCarthy. HtjaTli. bamd that tuottly M remarks Army to to McCarthy, and to Ftyii   

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