Abilene Reporter News, September 4, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 04, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 4, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT ®f)e Ittiilme 3^eporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 80 AssocUued Preu (AP)ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPT. 4, 1954—EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY ÎOc ROYAL SWAR JOCKEYS—Barefoot Princess Anne and her older brother, Prince Charles, applied themselves to the traditional deck swabbing as they sailed for Tobruk. North Africa, aboard the royal yacht Brittania in May of this year. This picture which just became available in New York was obtained by the London Daily Express from a reader. Shelling of China Isle Kills Two Americans BATCHELOR SAYS ROW to Direct Top-Secret Cell SA.N ANTONIO. Tex. (-P - A former North Korean War prisoner being tried on charges of collaborating with the enemy says the Chinese Reds wanted him to head a super-secret organization to work with Communists in the United States. The statement was made by Cpl. Claude Batchelor to an Army intelligence officer in Tokyo early this year and introduced here yester- U. s. Will Supply Most for SEATO MA.NIIA iP^The United States such an expansion of the army."' f llis statement marked the open-today promised to furnish a ”ma-; In his earlier statement Dulles ; mg of U.S.-Philippines mutual de-JOT portion * of the supplies and ; made it clear that the United; fense talks preliminarj' to an eight-equipment to strengthen the Philip- States would come quickly to the i nation Southeast Asia Security con- $12,000 LOSS pines armed forces “in view of the developments in Southeast .Asia.” The pledge was given by U. S Secretary of State Dulles and announced in a joint communique following mutual defense talks today. It followed a statement by Dulles Philippines defense if the islands were attacked. “I wish to state in most emphatic terms that the United States will honor fully its commitments under the mutual defense treaty. If the Philippines were attacked, the earlier today pledging tiiat the United States would act immedi- I'nited States “would automatically react” if the Philippines should be attacked. The communique said Dulles and \'ice President Carlos P. Garcia, who ali^ is Philippines foreign i minister, reached agreement on all | phases of a joint military defense j program.    < Tlie talks today were a prelude j to an eight-nation Southeast .\sia security conference which starts Monday. ately,” Dulles declared. ference which starts Monday. The Philippines, w’hich has been insisting on an ‘'all for one and one for ail” type of defense pact, w'as expected to modify its demands if guaranteed strong and prompt U.S. military assistance. Dulles’ statement appeared to be aimed at providing that guarantee. Chino Holds First Election, Red Style HONG KONG .? — China went through centuries of history with-*in view ot the develi^iments in out a nationwide electon. Now her SiHitheast Asia the defense of the Htni bosses ha\ e run off a Com Phi4ipt>uies requires that the armed munist-.style election to give the forces of the Philippines be huge .Asian country its first Nation-strengthened through cooperative al Congress. elfort, ' the joint CMiununique said. U added that Dulles said “Con or boss of the five year plan. His name disappeared from the press and radio last January. Po I po. former finance minister who disappeared similarly last year but now is siagir,g a slow comeback, was elected Kao is a stunning omission, for The Congress corresponds to Russia’s Supreme Soviet. Like the i he is a central committee and sidW^7^r il"lnnriiv^n'W'i'^ one in Moscow, it gives every-1 Politbüro member in party as Department of Defense    to thi pro-    indiention    ot    being    a    robber s amp    «eft    as the iive-year boss m tbe posals to develop the    Philippines    »uifit.    LCr J naw and air force“    Congress    of    1.226 delegates^Lee Foo-chun. also on the central The    the Phiiirv    «‘11 convcnc    the    first    tin.c in i committee, was not elected. Nei- The ^nmunique said    he I hilip-    Ueictates    ther    was Jao Shuh-chieh. tormerly pines Saturday proposed creation    V.    „    tn f;en Ghen- of a four-division army and Dulles replied that “The United States would furnish the major poilion of the mili- i tary material requirements for ■ series of elections in provinces, in ; yi in the 3rd Field Army who rose Sale of Hall Stock Approved by Judge \LBUQUKRQUK .?v-Dist Judge M, Ralph Brown signed an order Friday a}^>roving an agreement, concerning the Ellies A. Hall estate between an Albuquerque bank and one in Abilene. Tex. The order api>roves sale of .stiK-k owned by the estate in Condor Petroleum Co. to raise funds to pay federal and state inlieritance taxes on the estate of the wealthy oilman killed in the crash of his private plane in .Alaska last year The stock Is to be sold through competitive bidding this month in .Abilene. The date has not been .set. The agreement was l>elween Albuqueequ National Bank and Citizens National Bank of Abilene. The two banks are executors of Hall’s property in the resjieclive states. THE WEATHER r S. DKP/tRTMA NT OF t OMMF.Rt E WKATHKR Rl RFAl ABII.KNK ANT> VTCIMTV Fair «ml rontinurd hot S«turd*j, Sunday ami .Mon d»y. l-ow lemi>oratur«>* tor next two rta.v* will br 75 drsrpt'» and the hi«h (or »11 IhnNf day» wili b* near lOd degrees NORTH CKNTRAl. TKXAS: Fair thi* aitermxm. tonight and Sunday. No im-po riant temperature changes. WF.ST TFXAS; Generato talr eveetS laolaied aflertuHtn and tvening thunder ahnwera moaily fix>iw T’«hx>* Valley west ward (his «(ternoon. tonight and Sunday, Not much change in temperature KA.ST ANO SOUTH CFMRAI, TFXAS; Partly    cloudy    thl*    »lterm»on.    tonight    i|nd .Sunday with    widely arafteretl    ahnwer*    and thutulershowera near the tx»aat. No important temperature change» TEMPERATI RKS Friday P.M.    Saturday    A M. •7    .......... 1:30    7« M ...... 5:3»    77 100 ........ 3:30    ....... 75 M ............ 4:50 .    ,    ,    74 •7  ...... . 5:30 ,    74 »5    -    «:30  .....73 •I  ..... 7i30    ..    75 «7 _______ ISO    ...    70 «7 ...... 9M    M Wl    ... .    10 ;to tt . ,    11    » M    U    3K1 High and low temperature« for M hour* ended at g:30 a.m.: 100 and 73. High and tew temperature« aame date lagt year; M and 84. $un««4 laat night 7:01 p.m. SuariM today • :U a.m. Sunaet tonight 7 p.m. Barometer reading at t:SO g.m, 3H M. Relative hamidtty at f SO a m. SO par cent. some ethnic minority areas, and in some citievS directly under the Peiping governmerrt, such as Peiping itself. Shangliai and Tientsin. Almost all the party big shots have been elected delegates, from Mao Tst'-tung on down. But there are some ncHable exceptions First order of business will be the adoiHion of a new constitution drawn by the party and already given a temfic nationwide propaganda endorsement. The Congress takes the place of the party-picketi People s Political CuiKsuUative Conference, an interim gioup named in 1949 to serve until an election could be held. The country to buy five million dollars I'PCC was strictly rubber stamp; worth of goods from the other to leadership of the organization bureau m the central committee. Wang Chia-hsiang. one of the four vice ministers ot foreign affairs, was not elected. This is the first hint of trouble for him. .All told. 27 members and alternates of t.he all high central committee failed to get elected. Greece, Russia Sign Trade Agreement’ ATHENS, Greece if' — Greece and Russia have signed a one year barter tratle agreement, with each Rochester Grocery Store Burns ROCHESTER. Sept. 4 (RNS>-High school football fans returned from a Rochester-Loraine game Friday night to find a fire blazing in downtown Rochester. TTie Stockton Grocery Store was nearly destroyed by a fire about midnight. Floyd Goode, w'ho was waiting with other parents for the school busses to return frwn Loraine, first discovered the blaze. Fire trucks were brought from Haskell and Knox City to aid the Rochester volunteers, and the fire was put out in about 45 minutes without damage to summnding businesses. Loss was estimated at $12,000. Flames destroyed about a third of the store, and much of the stock was ruined by smoke and water. Potatoes 40 feet from the flames were “cotrfced.” John ^ockton, owner of the store was away on a trip visiting relatives in Fort Worth and Arkansas. He had not been located Saturday morning. His son-in-law, Kenneth Tanner, was managing the store while Stockton was away. Stockton had a small fire after a severe electrical storm at Rochester last April. On July 3. he was critically injured in an automobile accident and had been hospitalized for about a month. He had just begun working partiime at the store again after his accident. day at the Kermit, Tex., soldier's court-martial. Batchelor said that when he decided to stay with the Reds — a decision he later reversed — the Reds “had to find another prisoner in whom they could put trust and faith to carry on this project. Batchelor said they decided on William C. Skipper but “I am not certain that he got the job." Batchelor arid Cpl. Edward Dick enson, Big Stone Gap. Va., were among the 23 Americans who originally chose to stay with the Reds. They were the only two among the 23 POWs to change their minds and return to U.S. hands. Dickenson. already sentenced to 10 years at hard labor on charges similar to those against Batchelor, is to \ testify in the court-martial here. The prosecution read^ into the record six-page and 11-page statements Batchelor made early this year to an Army intelligence officer in Tokyo, Both described Chinese Reds’ plans to use returning prisoners as agents of the Communist party in the United Stages. Batchelor described a secret meeting June 1, 1953, at Pyoktong, North Korea, called by “the Chinese commander Tuan.” Representatives of “progressives" groups in POW camps attended, the statement said. “The following pristmers were present at this meeting; James Veneris, Andrew- Condron, Janda Bdius, Bobby Degraw, Thimias Davis." Batchelor related. “Very few prisoners knew anything about this meting and we were warned not to discuss it with anyone except those directly ctracerned with it." MEET THE KINSEY KID OMAHA (f's — Good teachers, said Dr. Raymond, Hatch of Michigan State College, must be “shock-proof." To illustrate, he told this story: A first grade pupil walked into the classroom and reported “me sleep w'ith daddy." “No, no,” teacher corrected. “I sleep with daddy." “Maybe so,” replied the youngster. “But that must have been after I went to sleep." The Michigan State Department of Guidance and Counselor Training head ended his talk to Omaha teachers with a chuckling “a good sense of humor helps." Nationalist Sees Invasion Coming TAIPEH, Formosa (/Pi-Two U.S. officers, presumably members of the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group here, were killed during the Communist b(Mnbardment of Quemoy island yesterday. Nationalist sources said today. The U.S. Err^assy and MAAG headquarters here did not deny that the officers were killed. Both pointed out that the normal procedure would be to make certain relatives are notified before any announcement is made. (In Washington, the Department McCarthy Hearing Due to End Soon WASHINGTON Lf'-Sens. Watkins <R-Utah) and Case (R-SD) saw a chance today that hearings on censure charges against Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis> will end next week. But they wouldn’t say how long it might take to write a verdict. next Tuesday, the committee put into its records a mass of documentary’ evidence bearing on five categories of charges against McCarthy. These charges were among 46 specific accusations, some of them . overlapping, filed by Flanders and Watkins is chairman and Case a | g^^s. Fulbright <D-ArkI and Morse member of a special bipartisan ! ^„¿.0j.eUn support of the censure committee set up by the Senate resolution to consider a resolution introduced ^    committee    will    in- b> Sen. Flanders iR-\t to con* ^    additional    evidence    before    i    istry's    political    section. confirmed that the two officers had been killed in the shelling, and that they were members of the small Military Assistance Advisory Group assigned to Formica. Identities of the men were withheld temporarily until next-of-kin could be notified. (Army headquarters said it has been the custom to rotate a few MAAG officers from Formosa to Nationalist-held Quemoy for short tours of duty. (During recent years several other American officers serving at various places in the world as military’ advisers have been killed. The mission of the military groups —to observe and advi.se--requires their presence in forward positions, it was explained.) U.S. cong. Joseph H. Holt (R-Calif) told newsmen in Hong Kong today that he was under bwnbard-ment on Quemoy for W minutes and his plane took off for Formosa as shells exploded near the airfield. Natiwialist sources here said they were unaware that Holt had been under fire. A Nationalist army spokesman predicted today that the Chinese Communists in all probability soon will try to invade Quemoy, which the Reds bombarded for five hour» yesterday. “We are prepared for anythii^,** said U.S.-educated Lt. Gen. Chang Yi-ting, head of the defense min- d^n McCarthy-s conduct muu-j    his    defense    has becoming a senator and aa^ tending I    ,^0 to bring the Senate into disrepute. When the six-man group finishes its r^rt, the Senate is slated to be called back into session to consider the findings. In 2Vt days of public hearings this week, beiore recessing until President Approves Foreign Aid, Red Bills group's staff still was going over all the charges and he has left the door open to take up any or all of them not yet covered in the hearings.’ He toW newsmen, in answer to a question, that the hearings could end next wedt but that he was not making any prediction. Chang said there still is no concrete evidence of a Red invattati buildup but the bombardment is a factor. The Reds fired thtHisands o# shells at the two Nationaliat islands. which lie only a few miles off the big mainland port of Amof opposite Formosa. The Nationalists said casualties amtmg defenders included three and the new Congress gives no promise of being any different. Among those who didn’t win a Congress seat w as Kao Kang, head of the stale planning commission, Greece will export mainly currants, wine, tobacco and other agricultural products and import timber, oil and nmnufactured goods, including automobiles. Valve Leak Causes 3>Hour Repair Job Workers from the city Water Repair Department spent three hours last night repairing a water main leak by the Queen Theater at North Second and Cypress Sts. Leak was in the valve and workers had to tear into the street to get to it. It was reported about 9:15 p.m. and took thi'ee hours to fix, a spokesman in the repair office said. SEN. JENNER SAYS DENVER (^President Eisenhower’s vacation headquarters today announced his approval of a bill providing $2,781.499,816 in foreign aid, and of antXher measure stripping citizenship from those biiity and also a hope." He added, i however, that no one cmild say definitely, partly because the nature of McCarthy’s defense was part of the "package" subversion 1 not known. control program Eisenhower sub-j Edward B. WUliams, McCar-mitled to the 1953 session of Con-1 thy’s lawyer, has said that “we’ll I    be ready to go on Tuesday" if    the The    President    said    last    week j    cwnmittee    has    advanced    to    the '    that the bill—together    with    other    point then    of    accepting    defense convicted (rf advocating forceful    measures now on the law books— testimony, overthrow of the government.    provides the government with j The chief executive hailed still    |    "much more effective weapwis to ancHher bill he signed as the first;    j^^jp (destroy the Communist men- step since 1952 toward “correcting ;    •* inju.sii«s- in U.S. immigration    ^ sieninc of those    outlawing    the    Communist .u    K    u    ,1    •«♦«la a.    I    party,    providing    for a    crackdown three bills    and one other into    law—    ^    ««.♦ on Red-dominated unions, and   _ _ _ autiiorizing the death penalty for |    the    Senate"" peacetime espionage. Similarly, in a separate i„,er-;    ''■'iously    wounded    and view. Case said this was "a possi- i ""f slightly w^ded. ' Communist China s Peiping radio claimed the bombardment sank one Nationalist gunboat, damaged a submarine chaser and a tug and “completely silenced" Nationalii^ batteries. 'Easing Trade With Reds Damages U. S. Prestige' plus pocket vetoes for three others —completed actiwi on the 513 measures he brought al<mg to Colorado when he started his workii^ vaca-! ti(Mi here two weeks ago.    i All of the bills were passed by . the 83rd Cwgress during Hie clos- j ing days of the session.    | Eisenhower acted on the last of! them late yesterday at the home | oC his mother-in-law, Mrs. John S. Doud.    i The appropriation bill carrying foreign aid funds is designed to bolster the free nations of the world against any threat of Communist aggression. Most of the $2.781.499.816 total—which is $657.-; 049.989 less than the administration asked—is earmarked for military; aid. The citizenship-stripping bill is Watkins declined to say how long the committee would need to prepare a report for the Senate and Case said, “1 don’t have any idea m that.” Watkins, al a news conference yesterday, described the committee as “as fair a group as you can The CcHitmunist broadca^ heard in T(*yo said Red shells envelop«! both Quemoy and Little Quemoy in flames and smcrfce. The Nationalists denied that any ships were hit and said many the CortMTiunist shells fell harni-lessly into the sea. Chang said Quemoy was quil* Saturday. The bill providing f<M* that stiffer penalty—heretofore a) years imprisonment was the maximum peacetime penally—was signed by the President earlier yesterday. “I don't find any prejudice in the committee against Sen. McCarthy," he saki. Besides, he said, McCarthy himself hasn’t challenged any member “so what’s all the fuss about?" Israel Condemned JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector Jordan • Israeli Mixed Armistice Commission Friday condemned Israel for what it called “a most flagrant violatiMi of the general armistice agreement” in raiding Jonlan territory at Lalrua Wednesday night. WASHINGTON # - Sen. Jenner (R-Ind* iuxsailed toilay as “a new .surrender” to the Soviet bloc an agreement to increase tlie list of goods which this countrj’s allies may ship to Russia and her Eu ropcan satellites without losing U S. aid. He said it represented “a tactical gam for the Communists as damaging to our prestige as our military retreat from the Yalu’’ during the Korean War. Jenner’s statement on the controversial issue of East-West trade accompanied publication by the Senate Internal Security subcommittee of a volume of testimony taken at public hearings on "the strategy and tactics of world communism." The subcommittee chairman, Jenner said that “almost without exception, these witnesses have described the Soviet’s recent trade offensive m an Integral part of its campaign for world conquest " Harold E. StasMMi, tlit adndn- istration’s foreign aid chief, announced Aug. 25 the decision to reduce the number of embargoed gOiids and said it had the approval of President Eisenhower as well as the Slate. Defense, Treasur>' and Commerce Departments He said he was convim’ed the decision would result “in a net advantage to the free world of expanded peaceful trade and more effective control of war potential item.s” He called it a move “in the best interests of the United States " Out of 297 items which had been embargoed, a net of 80 were taken off the list — including tank cars, crude iH'troleum. diesel oil. flat cars, and rails. Tlie relaxation applied tuily to trade by U S Allies with Russia and her satellite.s in Europe. Stas-sen said there was no easing of restrictions on shij.>ments to Communist CJhina, North Korea aiMi Hie Communist area of North Viqt-sam fan Indochina. Jenner said that "within the past few’ days, history has recorded a new surrender by the United States to the Soviet bloc." He said Stassen “has made several announcements opening the door to traders of the Soviet and most of its satellites to more and more items he has characterized as nonmilitar>’.*' “The propagaiKla value of this concession." Jenner said, "is of far greater value to the Commu ni&ts than my goods they might procure from this country',** Stassen could not be reached immediately for comment. The witnesses vrhose testimony was included in the volume pub lishoii by the subcommittee were Freda Utley of Washington, British born author who has lived in Russia; Henry J. lay lor of New York City, a journalist and economist; and Siegfried GaHbuny. alao (k New York acid a writ«» and economi.<!t POLICE DETAIN TOUR MEMBER DETROIT UP—Glenn C. Eller took advantage of police hospitality. Friday, he was serving a lO-day jail term. Eller. 17, was one of the tlKWsands who toured police facilities during “Know Your Police Week.” Patrolman Cecil Scroggins noticed Eller as he started to leave after a tour of the Schaefer statiwi. In Eller’s pocket was a patrolman’» night slick. Radio Fr«e Europ« Alleges Kidnaping VIENNA, Austria J'—Radio Free Europe said Friday there was little doubt that one of its top Czechoslovak enypioyt’i^ had been kidnaped by the Russians. Russel Hill, RFE manager in Vienna, said that St^an Kiripdl-39, and Ws wife, Helena, JO, had failed to rtbim from a vsk«-tkm which took toe eoiq^ liirough Austria’s Rtiatiaa tout Aog. M. HITS WHAT HE CALLS FAl^SE REPORTING—-Senator McCarthy is hemmed in by reporters outside the Senate caucus room Thursday, answering questions about the probe*^ of hk conduct. He criticized barring of radio and television from the hearing, saying this permitted "completely false reporting,” McCarthy said this was illustrated by this banner headline in Wednesday’s Evening Star: "McCarthy Loses Move to Bar Johnson.” McCarthy contended no move was made to bar Johnson, that he Just wanted Johnson to say whether another newspaper, the Denver Post had quoted the Colorado senator correctly. ;