Abilene Reporter News, August 11, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 11, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 11, 1954, Abilene, Texas . ..-3-AJohn Deserted to 'Warn of U.S.-Inspired /-Z BERLIN Dr. Otto John declared today he went over voluntarily to the Connnuni.5ts in order to warn the world against what he called U.S. plans for a new-war which would destroy Germany. He said he is now going to Vvork for peace. John told a new-s conference in the Soviet sector of Berlin he deserted as 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 than 400 correspondents of the world Dress, John declared he went over lo the Reds to join what he described as the only forum he could find lo warn the world the United States is using Britain. France and the Bonn regime as “tools” for another war which would destroy Germany, In Bonn, Allied and West German 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 Commission had contended John was lured or tricked into East Germany by the Communists. Nattily dressed, nervous for a while but finally at ease, John read a long, prepared statement and then jousted with correspond-I ents in a rapid lire question and I answer period. I He answered them all, in his way, quietly and firmly, with one ! exception. *’ i Asked about the wife he abruptly ' left behind when he crossed into the Soviet sector the night of July 20, John said he would not discuss private matters. He said that during his recent trip to the United States, he “gathered that out of the hysterical fear in the United States, anotiier war is being prepared and that the German people would suffer most from this war.” Only last week the West German government offered a reward of $119,000 for information that would clear up John’s sensational disappearance. Asserting that he was being held in the East against his I will, the Bonn government also i asked tlie three Western Allies to appeal to the Russians for his release. John’s first public appearance since he crossed to the Red camp 22 days ago shaped up as a major Communist propaganda effort. Despite the East German government spon.sor.ship of his appearance today, John insisted he is not a Communist. “I remain politically independent as I always have been,” he declared. “The same people who say today that I am a traitor are the people who said it 10 years ago.” Just 10 years ago John participated in the anti-Nazi putsch against Hitler’.s life but escaped reprisal by fleeing to Spain. His brother was executed for a part in the abortive plot. John himself chose the 10th anniversary of the putsch to cross from West Berlin into the Soviet sector on the night of .July 20. The East Germans announced later he had been granted political asylum at his request. In subsequent radio statements John as sailed the Adenauer government and charged a resurgence of Nazi-ism and militarism in West Germany w’hich he said would lead to another W'orld War. “I am permitted to speak the real truth here which I could not do in West Germany,” 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 newsreel 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 Communist counterintelligence corps, and several members of his staff. Early in his speech, John assailed the European Defense Community 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 v/ay of living with Communism “but the Americans will not permit it.” “The Bonn-Paris axis is only a tool of the Americans,” he declared. “The Nazis and the militarists 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 a.sserted: “None of my hair has been twisted or will be twisted here.” After reading his lengthy prepared 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 cooperate 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 War in my own country if I was to remain active. If I had said all this somewhere in the West, I would have been imprisoned.’' Asked if he had expressed hi.s doubts about the democracy of West Germany during his talks in the United States, John said tersely: “No.” Asked why not, since it was a “good platform” for that, he replied 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 of John, committed suicide one day after the doctor’s defection to the East became known. FAIR, HOT ®l)e Abilene 3^portcr-BeVDii "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. L.XXIV. NO. 53 Associated PreM (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUG. 11, 1954—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c AS CHARGED Aide Denies Ike Flays Atomic Shivers Paid “ S? Plant's Strikers (iRANDPA'S H.V.NDS FULI.— Fresidc'nt Eisenhower gets busy right away as he takes his grandchildren on a yacht ride. Susan. ’2, needs presidential shifting, 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 NEW YORK .T^Refuiial of the | The Post-Standard .said in a front Syracu.'ie. \' V , Po.^t-Standard to | page editorial yesterday that Sy- The go-head signal was given thi.v week for four major construction project.'^ in the 1964-55 fiscal \ ear’s program lor .Nbilene Air Force Rase. .Ndveriisement of three of the items was authorized this rnoiiih and a fourth next month, Lt. Col. .lack 0. Brown, Eighth Air F'orce liaistm otficer here. said. This indicates money for the 1954 .55 program wTll slhui Ih? re-leases! to the disirut oftice of the t orps of Engineers at Fort Worth Letting of contracts for the nto4-,N> program det>ends upon ap-prL»priati<m by Congre.ss. approval oi the President ami aUm'aiion of the money from the .\tr Force lo the*Corps of Engineers The latter step is all that has l>een lacking iDr the final go-ahemi on the new’ year's work. .No dela>.< in actual constructKm have developed, however The four new projects which got the .Air Furce-Corps of Engineers go^ahead are: 1 44a.uoo square yards oi apron, to t>e advertised .Vug 12, with bids to be otK'iHHi St‘pl. 9 2. Five airmen’s Jonnitories and j too mess halb, .idvertised Aug 111. (>i>en bids .Sept. 15 42-man bachelor oliiccrs’ qu.ir !« rs; advertistHi Aug 20. oi.H*n bids Sept 22 4 Dtficers’ A!e>.> Hall, adveriis ed Sept. 20. i>t>en bid.s within 30 dav.s These dates vary slightly from tlie tentative '«choiule ot bid oi>en-• ngs announced l.iie la.>t .month. support a second polio fumi drive this year has brought a reiteration racuse alreadv had given “a whopping $1.58.000 to the polio drive in by fund officials that the raising of j January “ and a further appear 20 million dollars is impt'rative. j now was unfair to other worthy BvTsil O’Connor, president of the : causes The newspaper said: National Foundation for Infantile 'In the last year for which Paralysis, said in a telegram to the newspaper ‘ a great program created by the ptmple is in jeopardy and the pro}X'r care of those who will have i>oho this summer is m danger ” .Associated Press Staff Ralph Yarborough has charged Gov. Allan Shivers with “awarding , priming 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 the contracts to any other than the lowest responsible bidder. ■V arborough. Austin attorney, and Shivers are opponent.s in the * .Aug 28 runoff election for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, I    ICs    UnconsUtutional ' Yarborough said in a radio speech at Lubbock Tuesday night stale printing contracts had been awarded a publishing company “of which Allan Shivers was one of the three original incorporators and stockholders.” He said he referred to the Times Publishing Co, ot Mission, in tne Lower Rio Grande Valley, and audei. “In spite of a constitutional prohibition the governor has been awarding printing contracts to a printing concern controlled by his family “ Shivers Campaign headqu.irters at .Austin i.ssued a statement in which Texas .Atty. Gen John Ren Shepperd and State Board of Control members C. F. Mc.Aul:^'. and R C. Lannmg said t.he contract awards were proper. Just One Per Cent They said the Times F*ubl;shing ' Co. of Mis.'i-m received only about one per cent of the slate’s printing I business last year and that it was ■the lowest res5.vonsible bidder. The: Board of Control is in charge of slate printing mailer.s, j McAuhff and Lannmg said. “It . would hav e been illegal i-ir the : Board of Contrul to have awarded . ! contracis to any than the luwci-i ! bidder ” Yarlwrough was to make a 6 a m. state broadcast from Lubbock Wevlne.sday, From there he was to continue his swing through West H(K)VER CO.MES HO.ME— Standing in an open car, former President Hoover waves to crowd at West Branch, Iowa, at celebration of his 80th birthday. (Story on Pg. 6-.A). statí^tlcs are availahJe, polio with a death rate of onlv i i per IW.Odb raised 51 million dollars nationally, whereas heart du>ease, with a death rate of 494 4 raised a mere StlTiXlbOO. Cancer with a death rate of 139 6 raised 16 million dollars ■’ In reply lo the death rate figure, O'l'onnor dev-lared tiie polio foun dation spends much monev to care for persons who get jxilio but do not die of it, “Most polio victims live .and require care which is exptaisive,” he said. “We hope to be able to prevent paralytic polio through a vac-j Texas with stops at Brownfidd, cine. but. until we get one. those ; Lmiiesa. Big Spring, Colorado City, afflicted must be cared for. This Dwst and Oilessa Is the real purp^ise of the polio emergency drive” Ike Against Preventive War, Ending Relations With Soviet WASHINGTON .f — President In a related field, Eisenhower thing about such accomplishments Ei.-enhower said toilay the United | said he did not care to speculate ^ until the session has 'oeen com-States could not jxissibly serve its . at this time whether it will be ; pleted. interest.>i by severing diplomatic ; possible to cut income taxes next C.ABINET — The President an-reiations with Russia.    ytar and balance the federal The President also told a news budget. SPEECH ON CONGRESS-The nounced he will be host Friday to the members of his Cabinet at his mountain lodge retreat at Camp Missina 3-Year-Oid Is Found, Unharmed • mCK L. (HICK JR. . . . appolnled by President Draft Board Adds Member Picture cm Pg. 2 B NORTH BERGEN, N J th - -Three year old Sharon Yiuko. object nf an lnte^.^l\e search .'oiice nHc vanished from an orpli.uiigc SaUirday. was found unharmed on the steps ol a church H'ciuiv la.st night f'olice said they would eontmue their hunt for the I'er.sou who kid fU’.ped Sharon fruin her bed The blonde child was left on the steps of the rectory in nearby I nion City by someone who He'd before hi.s diMirbell ring could l>e an swered. Police Conimi.ssioner Patrick' Sullivan .said .Sharon was too ev»n-fused «ud tircMl to give any ae-c<nmt of what hapi»ened to her All she said was that a “man got Ami clothes.” Dick 1. Chick. Jr. manager here for Sears Hoebui k Co . ha.s been ai'pointed a member ot the Taylor - Callahan County draft board His apiHnntmenl brings the number ot members on the Iward lo five Georgia Singletary, elerk in eh.irge of the lixal Selecuv»' Service otfice. said the extra member was needed in order to make it cas'or to have a majoritv of mem-. bei s present at the board's monthly imn'lings Chick was appointed by Pre.si-dent Eisenhower aller being recommended by Gov , Allan Shivers. He was advistni of his appoint menl by Brig Gen Paul 1. Wake-iield, .slate director of Selective Service. Th»' local ixmrd, board 11.5, has juri.Hdietion over Taylor and Callah.ui Counties Other membins are I. T Wi! Hams of Baird, chairman: C T. iTommyf Conerly, co chairman; and A. M King and Tom Wagley. Burglars Loot Baptist Church Coruuh Baptist Church, rmi- ■ W Sycamore Si . w as hurglan/.ed some lime Tuesikiy night. Lo(Vt incUidtHi $4.5 in cash and a small table radio, taken iromf the pastor's office, and one pound ; id coffet'. a pair of khaki trou-.sers and a white shirl frv>m the ba.sement    i Police Detivuve Capl W B Me Donald said tlie burglar got nto the building by forcing oihui a north door Inside, the uilruder broke into the pastor'.s olfice. Glenn Thomason. 4t;t4 Richmond St . told police WtHinesday morning Uiat somebiHly Tuesday night stole $.50 worth ivs supplies from a coiuslruciion jotv at 4309 Don Juan St Taken were three bags of cement, four bags id Gold Boikl texture, three gallons of Sherwm-\5 iltiarms eutsiile white paint and one gallon of Pee Gee Ihd wall lim»' paint O. F. Finch. 1N34 Walnut ’4|,. ha.s roivorteil that his • foot plastic grtH'ii ganien hivse was stolen Sundav. The value was list ed as $7 95 Mrs Rivera, 226 CoBouwihhI St . .said her $,>4 Bulova watch w.is missing The 17 - jewel watch us white gold Finir juvenile boys were being invi'stig.ited Wedne.sdav in connection with vandalism, Mrs W. K. Ware. Nugent route, said ,»ome hoy.s broke two wiiidinv glasses at bouMk Hils Big Cities Shivers hit the bigger cities Tuesday — Dallas, Fort tVorth, Houslon. He made a miirnmg state broadea.st from Dallas aimi*d at farmers, A’arlHUough spoke Tuesday at Dalhart. Pampa. Friona and l.ubboik Both rapped each iHher on sev eral is.sues. Yarborough said in his Lubl>ock radio addre.ss files of the Board of Control “reveal stacks of print- c„mmanderu).h. rarKa.t, pnnt,n* company smcc my opixy ity subcommittee yesterday that he Chief Executive disclosed he is at i David near Thurmont, Md.. about miles north of Washington. j me President also told a news conference the free world is building up a structure which he be- , lieves w ill be imi>ervious to any    ; work on an    address    reviewing    the    65 Communist assault    * accomplishments of    Congress.    He    Tliere    will    be    a    light    lunch, the As for w aeinc a ureventive war    ^    President said, a buffet supper un y    -t    wheo He will HIake the speecH. aud thi evening and swimming for against the vommumst world, asL.    w    .    j .•»ome i>coplc have urscd, E.sen-    l»uShm,;ly    declmed    to say any-.i those    who    want    a    d.p. hower said there is no such thing as a preventive war—that it would Ive unthinkable for this country to undertake such a project. Ki.senhovver's remarks came in connection with a request for c'om-ments on views expressed by Gen. Mark W. Clark, retired former nent became governor” “The file.s of the Texa.s si>cretary of state show that the Times Publishing Co. was chartertnl on June I. 1946, by Allan Shivers. Joe CtHvk .and a third {vrson.” Yarborough declared. South 7th Bridge Contract Awarded Mrs. Parrish, Girl Coming Home Today HONG KONG Jv~.Mrs Frances Parrish and her 6 year-old daughter Vaferie, who survived the shiHvtuig down of a British airliner by two Civmmunist fighters oti Hainan Uland last month, leave here W ednesday on their way home to Iowa Park. Tex, Mrs Parrish s husband Leonard and their two sons, Philip. 2. and Lariy, 4. were lost in the crash. Weather Forecast Typical for Month “Typical .August weather.’’ That s the vvealherman's view of his foret a.'vt of more fair and hot vveat ler ft>r the area Hi-gh tern pel ature for Wednesday and Thurs day is expected in the neighborhood (^ UkklOJ deipLNiA, favorevi breaking relations with Russia and reorganizing the I'nited j Nations to exclude the Soviet Union Eisenhower said he feels that, in general, many world tensions have eased in the al tsc'ouple of years and the free' world now has a better chance than before to obtain a solid peace. The conference also touched on tht>e other matters: FARM—The President congratulated Senate leaders on pushing to approval a farm hill bastxl on the rdministration’s call for a shift from the present rigid pru'e-sup-jH rt program to flexible supi>orts. He said he wanttHl to make o*ie I thing very clear—that the administration victories reflected in the bills passed by the Senate and House were in no sense political victories Eisenhower called them steps toward a stable economy and | therefore measures which will benefit everyone THE ECONOMY — Ttie White House Is preparing a reiHirt on the American economy as of mid-year UL54 and the report shows a very lu IH'ful picture, the President said. He added that the survey wtU be mad« IfiMiii m M 6i m Taylor County Wednesday morning aw ardid two contracts—one for evacuation and one for structural work—on the Ceviar Creek crvxssing of South Seventh St. This bridge will connect the City of Abilene to the Carver .Addition which lies between Ceviar and Lytle Creeks . Precinct 2 Commissivvner Rule Tutle presided as county judge pro tern at the special meeting of the Commissioners Court. Judge Reevi Ingalsbe is on vacation. Contract for constructing a bridge ow*r Cedar Creek at South Seventh St. went to J. G. Brad-dtvk, cement ccmtractor, on a bid of $3.423 10. Joe Bailey, dirt eon-tractor, was the winning bidder at $2.000 on excavation to re-route WHAT'S NEW5 ON INSIDE PAGES FISHINO MOUND-.-A cotf.rii-lov- irvQ eonme gefs his b«t# — ur>d fish Page 7 A BOYS WILL NOW--^ long shot »4 coining in fw a Icy stricken V» a bfoin tarm-»* Page 1 B. TIRED AND Skll^-r !♦ vou need a '■oad guide to trw? land of Nod. the'e s one on Poge 6.8. ................................. the creek channel, Bailey suomitted the excavation In additum to his bid for the structural work, Braddock offered a bid of $2,174 for the evacuation. Two vHhv'r contractors submitted bids, both on the cvimbined project of re-routing the creek channel and building the bridge. Bal-fanz Construction Co. bid $9.377 and W. G. Cafpenler bid $6.889.60. Bailey’s contract for excavation is for a new channel to be cut frv»n Svvuth Seventh St. north to inter.sect the old cret‘k channel. Bradvlock’s bid was for “constructing a bridge at Ceviar Creek and Sviuth Seventh St. according to plans and as directed by tlie county commissioner, including an excavation from fence to fence.” Construction of the bridge was one of llie improvements included in the order calling a $?JG.OOO road bond election by Road District 1 of Taylor County last October. Precinct I Commioner Claude Newberry said the erection of the brivige would help prevent flooding of the southeast part of Abi-l* ne as has hapi>ened in past years and would offer a means ot escape li the area ever doiw tioiia AVASHINGTON LP - President Eisenhower said today he will use I every legal means at his command to prevent strikes at the Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Paducah, Ky. atomic energy plants. The President fold a news con-; ference this is one field in which I the government cannot tolerate a I cessation of work. He made this comment when a 1 newsman told him production workers at Paducah have voted • to strike for higher pay tomorrow j and that the situation at Oak Ridge I is touch-and-go. Eisenhower said he hadn’t heard about the Oak Ridge smtatifwi. But he went on to say he is prepared to use all the power Congress has given him to prevent strikes at atomic installations. He did not discuss specifically whether he will seek a no-strike injunction under the Taft-Hartley .Act He could do this without delay at Oak Ridge, where a fact-finding 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 required preliminary to injunction action under the Taft-Hartley law . The 930 CIO workers at the Paducah 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 alter 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 substantial majority” There was no immediate reaction from Oak Ridge except a “no progress” report on negotiations Oak Ridge employs about 8.500 CIO production hands E F. Hitchcock, federal mediator in the Oak Ridge talks, said last night: “I don't think the Paducah vote will have any direct effect on the meeting we have scheduled for tomorrow. It’s difficult to predict beyond that” The Oak Ridge local of the ClO union has asked a raise of 21 cents bid only on ■ an hour. The salary range at the plants at present is $1.58 and $2.40 an ■ hour. AFL workers at two Oak ; Ridge plants, also involved in the I demands for more money, have I askevi 19 cents an hour and have refused 6 cents. Sanders and his delegation left the Oak Ridge talks yesterday and called the strike vote immediately. THE WEATHER I S OKFVRTVUNT O»' I'OMMKRi I. W KATIK R Hi RbVl ABILKNK \,\D VICINITY CmUmuvd f*»r hoi through Thursday Maxtinum Irinperatur# U><>-lOi dvtfrr«*» hf*th di.vs, Lo* W«dn»NMl*> nmhl about 7» NORTH Cl.STRXl. TKX VS C!i.*r lo partly cKhjiIv and    thia    lu- Btfhi and Thur«day. VVKST TKXV.n    Partly ckiudy and warm *Uh wkJi-L' scalturiid «hower* PAST and SOITH CKNTKAL TKXAW-. Clear lo pariLv «loud.v and warm High and low temperalurra fur 34 houta «oded at f :30 a m . 101 aud 7$ d«£r»ua. TKMPERATl RKS Tu*». P.M. m  ..... « ....... m ....... 9«    ....... m .... IN ....... SS ....... 90    ....... S« U I    M 3:30 J 30 4 » $ to i :to 7.» • 30 I-.» 10 » II    30 12.30 W«4. 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