Abilene Reporter News, September 4, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 04, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 80 Aaodmted Pna (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPT. 4, PAGES PRICE "DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe ROYAL SWAB Princess Anne and her older brother, Prince Charles, applied themselves to the traditional deck swabbing as they sailed for To- bruk. North Africa, aboard the royal yacht Brittania in May of this year. This pic- ture which just became available in New York was obtained by the London Daily Ex- press from a reader. US Will Supply Most for SEATO MANILA United States today promised to furnish a "ma- jor portion" of the supplies and equipment to strengthen the Philip- pines armed forces "in view of the developments in Southeast Asia." pledge was given by U. S. Secretary of State Dulles and an- nounced in a joint communique fol- lowing mutual defense talks today. It followed a statement by Dulles earlier today pledging that the United States "would automatical- ly react" if the Philippines should be attacked. The communique said Dulles and Vice President Carlos P. Garcia, who is Philippines foreign minister, reached agreement on all phases of a joint military defense program. The talks today were a prelude to an eight-nation Southeast Asia security conference which starts Monday. "In view of Uie developments in Southeast Asia the defense of the Philippines requires that the armed forces of the Philippines be strengthened through cooperative the joint communique said. It added that Dulles said "con- sideration is being given by the Department of Defense to the pro- posals to develop the Philippines navy and air force." The communique said the Philip- pines Saturday proposed creation of a four-division army and Dulles replied that: "The United States would fur- nish the major portion of the mili- tary material requirements for Sale of Hall Stock Approved by Judge ALBUQUERQUE .JB-Dist Judge M. Ralph Brown signed an order Friday approving an agreement, concerning the Ellies A. Hall es- tate between an Albuquerque bank and one in Abilene, Tex. The order approves sale of stock owned by the estate in Condor Per troleum Co. to raise funds to pay federal and state inheritance 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 between Albuqueequ National Bank and Citizens National Bank of Abilene. The two banks are executors of Hall's property in the respective states. THE WEATHER H.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HEATHER r.I'REAU ABILENE AND VICINITY: Fair and continued hot Saturday. Sunday and Mon- day. Low temperatures (or next wro flays will be 75 degrees Ann the huh for all thrct dayi will be near 100 degrees. NORTH CENTRAL TKKAS: Fair this afternoon. tonlRht and Sunday. No lm> portant temperature chances. WEST TEXAS: Generally fair except isolated afternoon and evening thunder- ahowers mostly from Pecos Valley west- ward this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Not much change in temperature. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy this uftemoon. tonight and Sunday with widel? scattered showers and thunderibowen the coast No im- portant temperature changes. TKMFEIUTIIIIKS Friday P.M. Saturday A.M. t7 It M 77 75 74 H 74 73 75 79 17 II M a M Tllxll tow Ifmperat'irei for 24 It a.m.: 100 and 77. Kith and tow temperature! Hint daU tut jrnr: N M. SUIMI toil nlfht p.m. MurlH a.m. MBMl ionllM 7 P.m. ilironriir twdlM lit Krtatlvi kmMKr lit a.m. N far cent. such an expansion of the army.'1 In his earlier statement Dulles made it clear that the United States would come quickly to the 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 United States would act immedi- Dulles declared. His statement marked the open- ing of U.S.-Philippines mutual de- fense talks preliminary to an eight- nation Southeast Asia Security con- ference which starts Monday. The Philippines, which has been insisting on an "all for one and one for all" type of'defense pact, was expected to modify its de- mands if guaranteed strong and prompt U.S. military assistance. Dulles' statement appeared to be aimed at providing that guarantee. China Holds First Election, Red Style HONG KONG tP China went through centuries of history with- out a nationwide electon. Now her Ked bosses have run off a Com- munist-style election to give the huge Asian country its first Nation- al Congress. The .Congress corresponds to R'jssia's Supreme Soviet. Like the one in Moscow, it gives every indication of being a rubber s'.amp outfit. The Congress of 1.226 delegates, will convene the first time in Peiping Sept. 15. The debjates were picked in a closely controlled series of elections in provinces, in some ethnic minority areas, and in some cities directly under the Peip- ing government such as Peiping itself. Shanghai and Tientsin. Almost ail the party big shots have been elected delegates, from Mao Tse-tung on down. But there are some notable exceptions. First order of business will be the adoption of a new constitution drawn by the party and already given a terrific nationwide propa- ganda endorsement The Congress takes the place of the party-picked People's Political Consultative Conference, an interim group named in 194S to serve until an election could be held. The PPCC was strictly rubber stamp and the new Congress gives no promise of being any different. Among those who didn't win a Congress seat was Kao Kang. head of the state planning commission. 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 staging a slow comeback, was elected. Kao is a stunning omission, for he is a central committee and Politburo member in the party as well as the five-year boss in the government His one-time helper. Lee FcKhchun. also on the central committee, was not elected. Nei- ther was Jao Shuh-chieh. formerly political commissar to Gen. Ghen- yi in the 3rd Field Army who rose to leadership of the organization bureau in the central committee- Wang Chia-hsiang. one of the four rice ministers of foreign af- fairs, was not elected. This is the first hint of trouble for him. All told. 27 members and alternates of the all high central committee failed to get elected. Greece, Russia Sign Trade Agreement ATHENS, Greece Greece and Russia have signed a one year barter trade agreement, with each country to buy five million dollars worth of goods from the other. Greece will export mainly cur- rants, wine, tobacco and other agricultural .products and imporl timber, oil and manufactured goods, including automobiles. S China Isle BATCHELOR SAYS POW to Direct Top-Secret Cell SAN ANTONIO, Tex. U) A Former North Korean War prisoner being tried on charges of collabo- rating 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 intel- ligence officer in Tokyo early this year and introduced here yester- LOSS Rochester Grocery Store Burns ROCHESTER. Sept. 4 High school football fans returned from a Rochester-Loraine game Friday night to find a fire blaz- ing in downtown Rochester. The Stockton Grocery Store was nearly destroyed by a fire about midnight. Floyd Goode, who was waiting with other parents for the school busses to return from Loraine, Erst 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 surrounding businesses. Loss was estimated at Flames destroyed about a third of the store, and much of the stock was ruined by smoke and water. 40 feet from the flames were "cooked." John Stockton, owner of the store was away on a trip visiting relatives in Fort Worth and Ar- kansas. He had not been located Saturday morning. His son-in-law, Kenneth Tanner, managing the store while Stockton was away. Stockton had a small fire after a severe electrical storm at Roch- ester last April. On July 3, he was critically in- jured in an automobile accident and had been hospitalized for about a month. He had just begun working parttime at the store again after his accident. Valve Leak Causes 3-Hour Repair Job Workers from the city Water Re- pair 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 work- ers had to tear into the street to get to it It was reported about p.m. and took three hours to fix, a spokesman said. in the repair office SEN. JENNER SAYS day at the-Kermit, Tex., soldier's court-martial. Batchelor said that when he de- cided to stay with the Reds a decision he later reversed the Reds "had to find another prisoner in whom they could put trust and 'aith to carry on this project." Batchelor said they decided on rVilliam C. Skipper but "I am not certain that he got the job." Batchelor and Cpl. Edward Dick- enson, Big Stone Gap, Va., were among the 23 Americans who orig- inally chose to stay with the Reds. They were' the only' two among .he 23 POWs to change their minds and return to U.S. hands. Dicken- son, already sentenced to 10 years at hard labor on charges similar those against Batchelor, is to testify in the court-martial here. The prosecution into the record six-page and 11-page state- ments Batchelor made early this year to an Army intelligence of- ficer in Tokyo. Both described Chinese Reds' plans to use returning prisoners as agents of the Communist party in the United States. Batchelor. de- scribed a secret meeting June 1, 1953. at Pyoktong, North Korea, called by "the Chinese commander Tuan." Representatives of "pro- gressives" groups in POW camps attended, the statement said. "The following prisoners "were present at this meeting: James Andrew Condron, Janda Bonus, Bobby Degraw, Thomas related. few prisoners knew anything abou this meeting and we were .warnet not to discuss it with anyone ex cept those directly concerned with it" MEET THE KINSEY KID OMAHA 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 with daddy." "No, teacher corrected. "I sleep with daddy." "Maybe so." replied the young-'' ster. "But that must have been after I went to sleep." The Michigan State Depart- ment of Guidance and Counselor Training head ended his talk to Omaha teachers with a chuck- ling "a good sense of humor helps." Notionalist Sees Invasion Coming TAIPEH, Formosa U.S. officers, presumably members of the U.S. Military 'Assistance Ad- visory Group here, were killed dur- ing the Communist bombardment of Quemoy island yesterday. Na- tionalist sources said today. .The U.S. Embassy and MAAG headquarters here deny that the officers were killed. Both pointed out that the normal pro- cedure would be to make certain relatives are notified before any announcement is made. (In Washington, the Department McCarthy Hearing _( Due to End Soon WASHINGTON W-Sens. Wat-, kins (R-Utah) and Case (R-SD) saw a chance today that hearings on censure charges against Sen. McCarthy will end next week. Bat they wouldn't say how long it might take to write a ver- dict. Watkins is chairman and Case a member of a special bipartisan committee set up by the Senate to consider a resolution introduced by Sen. .Elanders (R-Vt) to con- demn McCarthy's cbjduct :aVyn- becoming a senator and as tending to bring the Senate into disrepute. ..When.the six-man group .finishes Us report, the Senate is slated to be called back into session to con- sider the findings. In of public hearings this week, before recessing until President Approves Foreign Aid, Red Bills 'Easing Trade With Reds Damages U. S. Prestige1 DENVER Eisen- hower's vacation headquarters to- day announced his approval of a bill providing in for- eign aid, and .of another measure stripping "cifeenship from those convicted of advocating forceful overthrow of the government. The chief executive hailed still another bill he signed as the first step since 1952 toward "correcting injustices" in U.S. immigration policy. The President's signing of those three bills and one other into law- plus pocket vetoes for three others action on the 513 mea- sures he brought along to Colorado when he started his working vaca- tion here two weeks ago. All of the bills were passed by the 83rd Congress during the clos- ing days of the" session. Eisenhower acted on the last of them late yesterday at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. John S. Doud. The appropriation bill carrying foreign aid funds is designed to bolster the free nations of the world against any threat of Com- munist aggression. Most of the is than the administration earmarked for military aid. The citizenship-stripping bill is part of the "package" subversion control program Eisenhower sub- mitted to the 1953 session of Con- gress. The President said last week that the with other measures now on the law books- provides the government with "much more effective weapons to help destroy the Communist men- ace." Among the other new laws are those outlawing the Communist party, .providing for a crackdown on Red-dominated unions, and authorizing the death penalty for peacetime espionage. The bill providing for that stiffer 20 years im- prisonment was the maximum peacetime signed by the President earlier yesterday. next Tuesday, the committee put into its records a mass of docu- mentary evidence bearing on five categories of charges against 'Mc- Carthy. These charges were among 46 specific accusations, some .them overlapping, filed by Flanders and Sens. Fulbright (D-Ark) and Morse (Ind-Ore) in support of the censure resolution. Whether the committee will in- troduce additional evidence before McCarthy starts bis defense has not been decided. Watkins said the group's staff still -was going over rall-the charges-arid tb door open to take up any of all o them not yet covered in the hear ings.' He told newsmen, in. answer to a question, that the hearings coula end next week but that he was not making any prediction. Similarly, in a separate inter- view, Case said this was "a possi- bility and also a hope." He added, however, that no one could say definitely, partly because me na- ture of McCarthy's defense was not known. Edward B. Williams, McCar- thy's lawyer, has said that "we'll be ready to go on Tuesday" if the committee has advanced, to the point then of accepting defense testimony. Watfcins declined to say how long the committee would need to pre- pare a report for the Senate ant Case said, "I don't have any idea on that." Watkins, at a news conference yesterday, described the commit tee as "as fair a group as you can find in the Senate." 'I don't find any prejudice in the committee against Sen. Mc- he said. Besides, he said, McCarthy himself hasn't chal- lenged any member "so what's all the fuss confirmed that the two officers had) been- killed in the shelling, andj lat they were members of small Military Assistance Advisory! Sroup assigned to Formosa. titles of the men were withheld :emporarily until next-of-kin could je notified.- (Army headquarters said it has seen the custom to rotate. 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 mil- itary advisers have been killed. The mission of the military groups observe and their presence in forward positions, it was explained.) U.S. eong. Joseph H. Holt (R: Calif) told newsmen in Hong Kong today that he was under ment on Quemoy for 20 minuteis', and his plane took off for Formosa as shells "exploded near the air- field. Nationalist sources here said they were unaware that Holt had ieen 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 hours yesterday. "We are prepared for said U.S.-educated Lt. Gan. Chang Yi-ting, head of the 'defense min- istry's political section. .Chang said there still Is no :cort crete evidence of a Red invaiip buildup but the bombardment factor.. The Beds fired thousands ,rf shells at the. two Nationalut: is- lands, miles off the big mainland port of Amoy opposite Formosa. The Nationalists said casualties among defenders included three killed, two seriously wounded and five slightly wounded. Communist China's Peiping ra- dio claimed the bombardment tank one Nationalist gunboat, damaged a submarine chaser and a tug and "completely silenced" Nationalist, batteries. The Communist broadcast heard in Tokyo said Red shells enveloped both Quemoy and Little Quemoy in flames and smoke. The Nationalists denied that any ships were hit and said many of the Communist shells fell harm- lessly into the sea. Chang said Quemoy was quiet" Saturday. Israel Condemned JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector Jordan Israeli Mixed Ar- mistice Commission Friday con- demned Israel for what it called "a most flagrant violation of the general armistice agreement" in raiding Jordan territory at Latrun Wednesday night. WASHINGTON at Si-n. Jenner (R-T-id> assailed today as "a new surrender" to the Soviet bloc an agreement to increase the list of goods which this country's allies may ship to Russia and her Eu- ropean satellites without losing U.S. aid. He said it represenled "a tactical gain for the Communists as dam- aging to our prestige as our mil- itary retreat from the Yalu" dur- ing the Korean War. Jcnncr's statement on the con- troversial issue of East-West trade accompanied publication by the Senate Internal Security subcom- mittee of a volume of testimony taken at public hearings on "the strategy and Indies of world com- munism." The subcommittee chairman, Jcuncr said that "almost without exception, these witnesses have de- scribed the Soviet'! recent offensive M an Integral part of Hi campaign for work) conquwt." HaroM X. istration's foreign aid chief, an- nounced Aug. 25 the decision to reduce the number of embargoed goods and-said it had the approval of President Eisenhower as well as the State. Defense. Treasury and Commerce Departments. He said he was convinced the decision would result "in a net advantage to .the free world of ex- panded peaceful trade and more effective control of war potential items." He called it a move "in the best interests of the United States." Out of 297 items which had been embargoed, a net ot 80 were taken off the list including tank-cars, crude petroleum, diesel oil, flat cars, and rails. The relaxation applied only to trade by U.S. Allies with Russia and her satellites in Europe. Sins sen said there was no easing of restrictions on shipments to Com- munist China, North Korea and the Communist area of North Vtt- nun In Indochint, Jenner said that "within the past few days, history has recorded a new surrender by the United Slates to the Soviet bloc." He said Stassen "has made sev- eral announcements opening the door to traders of the Soviet and most of its satellites to more and more items he has characterized as nonmilitary." "The propaganda value of this Jenner said, "is of far greater value to the Commu- nists than sny goods they might procure from this country." Stassen could not be reached im- mediately for comment. The witnesses whose testimony was included in the volume pub- lished by the subcommittee were Utley of Washington, British born wither who has lived in Rus- sia; Henry J. Taylw of New York City, a journalist and economist; and Garbuny, also of New York mt writer and economist. POLICE DETAIN TOUR MEMBER DETROIT C. EUer took advantage of police hos- pitality. Friday, he was serv- ing a lOxlay jail term. Eller, 17, was one of the thousands 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 station. In filler's pocket was a patrolman's night stick. Radio Frtc Europe Alleges Kidnaping VIENNA, Austria Lfl-Radio Free Europe said Friday there was little doubt that one of its top Czecho- slovak employes had been kid- naped by the Russians. Riissel Hill, RFE manager in Vienna, said that Stefan Kiripo) sky, 39, and hit wife, Hdeno, had railed to nbirn from a vaca- tion which took couph through AuMria'l MM Aug.. WHAT HE CALLS 'FALSK McCarthy is hammed in by reportera outside the Senate caucus room Thursday, answering questions about the Johnson." McCarthy contended no move was made to bar Johnson, that he just waited Johnson to say whether another newspaper, the Denver Post had quoted the Colorado senator correctly. K It ;

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