Abilene Reporter News, August 11, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 11, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1954, Abilene, Texas John Deserted to 'Warn of U.S.-Inspired War country ifXwas to BERLIN Otto John de- clared today he went over volun- tarily- to the Communists is order to warn the world against what he called U.S. plans for a new war which would destroy Ger- many. He said he is now going to vork for peace. John told a news conference in the Soviet sector of Berlin he de- serted West Germany's security chief on July 20 to expose what he termed revival of Nazism in West Germany and to tell the "real truth" about the European Defense Community treaty. Appearing before more Uian 400: correspondents of !he world press, j John declared he went over to the i Reds to join what he described as I the only forum he could find to warn (he world !he United States is using Britain. France and the i Bonn regime as "tools" for another' Ger-, the Soviet sector the night of July i Communist propaganda effort. 120, John said he would not dis- Despite the East German gov In Bonn, Allied and West Ger- cuss private maiUis. j eminent sponsorship of his appear- man officials plunged into special conferences to consider the impact of John's own statement he had voluntarily deserted to the East. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's government and the U.S. High the German people would suffer Commission had contended John I most from this war was lured or tricked into East j Germany by the Communists. Nattily dressed, nervous for a j while but finally at easg, John read a long, orepared statement i and then iouited with correspond-! hftmo holrt in ido TTiot ms-imt He said that during his recent ance today, John insisted he is not trip to the United States, Communist, "gathered that out of the hysterical I "J reinain politically independent fear in the United another i as 1 have been." he de- war is being prepared and that same people who say Only last week the West German government offered a reward of for information that would j clear up John's sensational disap- enis in a rapid lire question and answer period. the. in the East against his Bonn government also He answered them all. in 'his I asked Uie three Western Allies ;o today that I am a traitor are the people who said it 10 3'ears ago." Just 10 years ago John partici- pated in the anti-Nazi putsch against Hitler's life but escaped reprisal by fleeing to Spain, id's brother was executed for a part in the abortive plot. John himself chose the 10th an- niversary of the putsch to cross from West Berlin into the Soviet way. quietly and firmly, with one I exception. i appeal to the Russians for his re-! sector on the night of July 20. John's first public appearance Asked about the wife he abruptly i since he crossed to the Red camp left behind when he crossed into j 22 days ago shaped up as a major The East Germans announced later he had been granted political asylum at his request. In subse- quent radio statements John as- sailed the Adenauer government and charged a resurgence of .Nazi- sm and militarism in West Ger- many which.he said would lead to another World War. "I am permitted to speak the real truth here which 1 could not do in West John told the newsmen today. Dressed in a blue suit and a maroon necktie, he spoke from a small platform decorated with flowers and the red. black and gold East German flag and bathed in newsree! floodlights. He spoke in a low voice, which occasionally showed signs of nervousness. The entire meeting was conducted in German. Attending the conference were former SS Col. Ernst Borrmann, one of the top men in the Commu- nist counterintelligence corps, and several members of his staff. Early in his speech, John as- sailed the European Defense Com- munity as a conspiracy to prevent the reunion of Germany and to erect a war machine. He promised to disclose details. He said the British have been trying to find a modus Vivendi way of living with Communism "but the Americans will not per- mit it." "The Bonn-Paris axis is only a tool of the he de- clared. "The Nazis and the mili- tarists in West Germany are again in power and their old spirit is revived. They are in control of the government, of industry and even the universities." In his prepared statement, John said not the slightest harm had been done to him or would be done in East Germany. Using a German expression, he i in my own country if I was to re- active. If I had said been twisted or will be twisted! here." After reading his lengthy pre- pared statement, John answered questions from the correspondents. Asked when he first thought .of going to East Germany, he said: "The consideration which caused me to go over to East Germany had already been on my mind for quite a time. But I was still trying to find out whether there were enough anti-Fascist people to co- operate with." He added, without elaborating, that "something became clear to me on July 20." He was asked why he had not spoken thus at a news conference in Bonn, Copenhagen or London. He replied: "I knew I had to stay I this somewhere in the West, I would have been imprisoned." Asked if he had expressed his doubts about the democracy of West Germany during his talks in the United States, John said ter- sely: "No." Asked why not, since it was a "good platform" for that, he re- plied they "should have been able to tell that from my attitude." This may account for the fact that U.S. intelligence assigned Wolfgang Hoefer, German born agent, to shadow John. Hoefer, a schooldays' chum ot John, com- mitted suicide one day after the doctor's defection to the East be- came known. FAIR, HOT bilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL X'OL. LXXIV, NO. 53 Aaociated Preis (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUG. 11, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DALLY 5c, SUNDAY lOc GRANDPA'S HANDS President Eisenhower gets busy right away as he takes his grandchildren on a yacht ride. Susan. 2, needs David, 6, peeks through a life preserver, and Barbara Ann, 5. tries the binoculars. Go-Ahead on 4 Major AFB Jobs Given Paper Won't Back New Polio Drive is imperative. Basil O'Connor, president of the Infantile NEW YORK of the Syracuse. V.. Post-Standard to support a second polio fund drive The go-head signal was given this year has brought a reiteration this week for four major construe- by fund officials that the raising of tion projects in the 1954-55 fiscal year's program for Abilene Air Force Base. Advertisement of three of the items was authorized this tnonth and a fourth next month, Lt. Col. Jack 0. Brown. Eighth Air Force liaison officer here. said. This indicates money for the 1954-55 program will soon be re- leased to the district office of the Corps of Engineers at Fort Worth. Letting of contracts for the 1954-55 program depends upon ap- propriation by Congress, approval oi the President and allocation of the money from trie Air Force to the'Corps of Engineers. The lat- ter is all that has been lack- ing for the final go-ahead on the new year's work. N'o delays in actual construction have develop- ed, however. The four new projects which got the Air Force-Corps of Engineers i'0-ahead are: 1. 443.000 square yards ot apron, to be advertised Aug. 12, with bids to be opened Sept. 9. 2. Five airmen's dormitories and Uvc mess halls; advertised open bids Sept. 15. 3. 42-man bachelor officers" quar- ters advertised Aug. 20. open bids Sept. 4. Officers' Me.-s Hail; advertis- ed Sept. 20. open bids within 30 days. These dates vary slightly from lhe tentative schedule ol bid open- ings announced Inte last month. created by the people is in jeopar- The Post-Standard said in a front page edilorial yesterday that Sy- racuse already had given "a whop- AS CHARGED Aide Denies Shivers Paid Slate Money By BRUCE HENDERSON Associated Press Staff Ralph Yarborough has charged Gov. Allan Shivers with "awarding j printing contracts to a printing concern controlled by his family.' Three state officials replied that the firm Yarborough referred to received only 1.1 per cent of state printing business last "year and that it would have been illegal to award Uie contracts to any other than the lowest responsible bidder Yarborough, Austin attorney and Shivers are opponents in the Aug. 2S runoff election for the Democratic gubernatorial nomina lion. It's Unconstitutional Yarborough said in a radio i speech at Lubbock Tuesday night state printing contracts had been awarded a publishing company "of which Allan Shivers was one ot the three original incorporates i and stockholders." He said he re-' ferred to the Times Publishing Co. of Mission, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and added. "In spite of a constitutional prohibition the governor has been awartiin0 printing contracts to a printing concern controlled by Ms family.' Shivers campaign headquarters at Austin issued a statement in which Texas Atty. Gen. John Ben ke Flays Atomic 's Strikers Shepperd and State Board of Con a members C. F. McAuIiff and R. C. Lanning said the contract awards were proper. Just One Per Cent They said the Times Publishing ping S1SS.OOO to the polio drive in ?_ January" and a further now was unfair to other worthy causes. The newspaper said: "In the last year for which statistics are available, polio with a death rate of only 1.1 per 100 000 j Co' of JIlsslon received only about! raised 51 million dollars national-1 one per cem of lhe state's Printing j ly. whereas heart disease, with a I last year and that it was death of 494.4 raised a mere fthe responsible bidder. The S6.700.000. Cancer with a death Board of Control is in charge of rate of 139.S raised 16 matters. dollars." j McAulit'f and Lanning said, "it In reply to (he death rate figure. "'ould have been illegal for the I O'Connor declared the poiio foim- j Board of Control to have awarded j dation spends much money to care I contracts to any than the lowest j for persons who get polio but do bidder." not die of it. I Yarborough was to make a HOOVER COMES Standing in an open car, former President Hoover waves to crowd at West Branch, Iowa, at celebration of his 80th birthday. (Story on Pg. Against Preventive War, nding Relations With Soviet WASHINGTON If- President In a related field, Eisenhower j thing about such accomplishments [said he did aoi care to speculate until the session has been com- Eisenhower said today the United J a.m. state broadcast from Lubbock said. "We hope lo be able to pre- j continue his swing through Wes vent paralytic polio through a vac- i Texas with stops at Briiwr.field cine. but. until we get one. those Lamcsa. Big Spring. Colorado Cit afflicted must be cared for. This Post and Odessa, is the real purpose of the polio Hits Big Cities i States could not possibly serve its fat this time whether it will be D he President also told a news emergency drive." Missing 3-Year-Old is Found, Unharmed DICK L. CHICK JR. appointed by President Draff Board Adds Member Dick I.. Chick. Jr.. manager here for Sears Roebuck Co.. has Burglars Loot Baptist Church i ing up a structure which he be- j lieves will be impervious to any cut income taxes next 1 year and balance the federal budget. SPEECH ON CONGRESS-The Chief Executive disclosed he is at Shivers hit the bigger cities Tuesday Dallas. Fort Worth. Communist assault. As for waging a preventive war work on an address reviewing the accomplishments of Congress. He Houston. He made a morning state i asainsl the Communist world, as wlU make the and broadcast from Dallas aimed it would I be unthinkable for this country to ai farmers. Yarboroush spoke- Tue- i hower there 1S no such thin? day at Dalhart. Tampa. Friona and Lubbock. Both rapped each other on several issues. Yarborough said in his Luhbock radio address files :e people have urged, laushmglv declined to S3-V an-v'. undertake such 3 project. Eisenhower's remarks came in connection with a request for cora- j ments on iews expressed by Gen. Picture on Pg. 2-B NORTH BERGEN. N.J. :fi _ Thvce-yenr-old Sharon Yaeko. ob- ject .of an intensive search since she vanished from an orphanage Saturday, was found unharmed on tlic steps of a church rectory last Police said they would continue Ihcir lnmt for tin- person who kid- naped Sharon from her bed. The blonde child was left on the steps of the rectory in nearby Union City by someone who fled before his doorbell ring could be an- swered. Police Commissioner Patrick Sullivan saitl Sharon was too con- fused Bud tired to give any ac- count of what happened lo her. All slio saiii was that a "man gol clothes." been appointed a member of the Taylor Callahan County draft board. His appointment brings the num- ber of members on the board to five. Georgia Singletary. clerk in charge of the local Selective Serv- ice ot'tice. saiil the extra member was needed in order to make it easier to have a majority of mem- bers present at the board's month- ly meetings. Chick was appointed by Presi- dent Eisenhower after In-ing rec- ommended by Gov. Allan Shivers. He was advised of his appoint- ment by Ilrig. Gen. Paul L. Wake- field, state director of Selective Service. The loeal board, lioanl 115, has jurisdiction Taylor and I'allnhan Counlips. Oilier members arc L. T. Wil- liams of lluird, chairman; C. T. (Tommy) Coiicrly, co-cliairmnn; and A. M. Kinf and Tom of coffee, a pair of khaki trou- sers and a white shirt from :he basement. Police Detective W. B. Mc- Donald said the burglar got into the building by forcing open a north door. Inside, the intruder j broke into the pastor's office. Glenn Thomason. Richmond St., told police Wednesday morn- ing that somebody Tuesday night stole S5fl worth os supplies from a construction job at 4309 Don Juan St. Taken were three bags of cement, four bags of Gold Bond texture, three gallons of Sherwin-Williams outside white paint and one gallon of Tee Gee flat wall liny 0. F. Kinch. 1'434 Walnut St.. has reported that his 50 loot plastic green garden hose was stolen Sunday. The value was list- ed as Mrs. Kivera, 2a; Cotlomvood St.. said her Mulova watch was missing. The 17 jewel watch is while gold. Kour juvenile boys were being investigated in con- nection willi vandalism. Mrs. W. K. Ware. Nugent route, salt! some boys broke two window glasses nt her boot. at state show that tiie Times Pub- lishing Cn. was chartered on June 1. 1946, by Allan Shivers. Joe Cook and a third person." Yarborough declared. Mrs. Parrish, Girl Coming Home Today HONG KOXG Lfl-Mrs. Frances Parrish and her 6-year-old daugh- ter Valeric, who survived The shooting down of a British airliner by two Communist fighters off Hainan Island last month, leave here Wednesday on their way home to Iowa Park. Tex. Mrs. Parrish's husband Leonard anil their two sons. Philip, i'. and Larry, 4, were lost in the. crash. Weather Forecast Typical for Month "Typical August weather." That's-the weatherman's view of his forecast of more tair and hot wcntiu-r nir the urea. High tern perature for Wednesday anil Thurs- day is expected in neighbor- hood of loo-ico dejrco. favored breaking Russia and reorganizing the United Nations to exclude the Soviet Un- ion. Eisenhower said he feeis that, in general, many world tensions have eased in the at iscouple of years and the free world now has a belter chance than before to ob- I tain a solid peace. pleted. CABINET The President an- nounced he will be host Friday to the members of his Cabinet at his mountain lodge retreat at Camp David near Thurmont, Md.. about 65 miles north of Was'ainaon. There will be a light lunch, the President said, a buffet sapper in the evening and swimming for those who want a dip. South 7th Bridge Contract Awarded The conference also touched on these other matters: The President congratu- lated Senate leaders on pushing to approval a farm bill based on the administration's call for a shift from the present rigid price-sup- port program to flexible supports. He said he wanted to make one thing very that the admin- istration victories reflected in the bills passed by the Senate and House were in no ser.se political victories. Eisenhower called them steps toward a stable economy and therefore measures which will ben- efit everyone. THE ECONOMY The White House is preparing a report on the American economy as ot mid-year and the report shows a very licpcful picture, the President said. He added that the survey will be Taylor County Wednesday morn- ing awarded two for evacuation and one for struc- tural the Cedar Creek crossing of South Seventh St. This bridge will connect the City oi Abilene to the Carver Addition i which lies between Cedar and Ly- tle Precinct 2 Commissioner Kuie Tittle presided as county judge pro tern at the special meeting of the Commissioners Court. Judge Reed Ingalsbe is on Vaca- tion. Contract for constructing a bridge over Cedar Creek at South Seventh St. went to J. G. Brad- dock, cement contractor, on a bid of ss.423.10. Joe Bailey, dirt con- tractor, was the winning bidder at S2.000 on excavation to re-route public ii a at Wt WHAT'S NEW? ON INSIDE PAGES FISHING ectfish-lov- IHQ canine gets Sis b'tt and fish. Page 7-A BOYS WELU long shot is cooling in for a Soy stricken with a brain lornor. focrf 1-B. TIRED AND SUlfT-j-ltyou need a rood guide TO the Iqnd of Nod. there's one on A.B. the creek channel. Bailey suomitted s. bid only on the excavation. In addition to his bid for the structural work. Braddock offered a bid of S2.17-! for the evacuation. Two other contractors submitted bids, both on the combined pro- ject of re-routing the creek chan- nel and building the bridge. Bal- fanz Construction Co. bid and W. G. Carpenter bid SS.SS9.60. Bailey's contract for excavation is for a new channel to be cut from South Seventh St. north to intersect the old creek channel. Braddock's bid was for "con- structing a bridge at Cedar Creek and South Seventh St. accord- ing to plans and as directed by the county commissioner, including an excavation from fence to fence." Construction of the bridge was one of the improvements included in ths order calling a road bond election by Eoad Dis- trict 1 of Taylor County last Octo- ber. Precinct l Commioner Claude Newbcrry said the erection of the bridge would help prevent flood- i'lC of the southeast part of Abi- l-ne as has happened in past and would offer a means ot escape ii the area ever does flMd He'll Fight layoff in Every Way _WASfflNGTON HI President Eisenhower said today he will use every' legal means at "his command to prevent strikes at the Oak Hidge, Term., and Paducah, Ky, atomic energy plants. The President" told a news con- ference this is one field in which the government cannot tolerate a cessation of work. He made this comment when a ne'wsman told him production j workers at Paducah have voted to strike for higher pay tomorrow and that the situation at Oak Ridge is touch-and-go. Eisenhower said he hadn't heard about the Oak Ridge-situation. But he went on to say he is prepared to use all the power Congress has given him to prevent strikes at j atomic installations. I He did not discuss specifically (whether he will seek a no-strike j injunction under the Tail-Hartley Act. He could do this without delay at Oak Hidge. where a fact-find- ing board has laid the legal ground work by making a report as a result of a previous labor dispute. Such a board report is a re- quired preliminary to injunction action under the Taft-Hartley law. The 930 CIO workers at the Pa- ducah atom bomb factory voted yesterday and last night to wait no longer for their demand for a ''substantial and justified" raise in pay. A strike vote was called after- Barney Sanders, president of the Paducah CIO United Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers, pulled out of the Oak Ridge talks. Sanders declined to give figures on the secret balloting but said the strike was wanted by "a sub- stantial majority." There was no immediate reac- tion from Oak Ridge except a "no progress" report on negotiations. Oak Kidge employs about 8.500 10 production hands: E. F. Hitchcock, federal media- tor in the Oak Ridge talks, said iast night: "I don't think the Paducah vote will have any direct effect on the meeting we have scheduled for tomorrow. It's diffi- cult to predict beyond that." The Oak Ridge "local of the ClO union has asked a raise of 21 cents an hour. The salary range at the plants at present is and an hour. AFL- workers at two Oak Ridge plants, also involved in the demands for more money, have asked 19 cents an hour and have refused 6 cents. Sanders and his delegation left the Oak Ridge talks yesterday and called the strike vote im- mediately. TRE WEATHER I'.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HEATHER Bl'REAL- AB1LE.NE AND VICINITY fair and hot through Thursday. Maximum 100-103 dcsrtes both days. Low Wednesday night about 78 decrees. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear lo partly etoudy aad hoi this afternoon, to. nisht and Thursday. WEST TEXAS Partly clo.udy Una warm with scattered showers. EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL Clear tu partly cloudy and warm. Hlsh and low temperatures for 34 houri ended it A.m.: 10] ant] 78 degrcfs. TEMPERATURES Tuei. F.M. S7 Wed. A.M. Barometer rcftdtnf' M M..... In JMI j M n i ;

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