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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR; WARM gftfltne EVENING FINAL WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 8T Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPT. 11, 1954 PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc MAKE 'EM GLOW James Springer, left, of the Jaycees; watches as Police Chief C. Z. Hallmark and Bob French, right, also of the Jaycees, prepare to put reflector tape on a city police car bumper. The Jaycees Monday week start a campaign to put tape on every auto and bicycle in Abilene. The glow of the tape can be seen as far as three blocks and will even show up better than ordinary tail lights, Springer said. (Staff photo by Bob IN CONFEDERATE SOUTH Ex-White Arkansas School First to Break Color Line By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A former all-white school in Fayetteville, Ark., admitted five Negro girls first high school in the Confederate South to break the color line. But in Louisiana and Mississippi, steps were taken to continue non- compliance with the II. S. Supreme Court decision against public school segregation. Fayetteville School Supt. Wayne White said the school board's de- cision to integrate the high school received almost unanimous ap- proval-from school patrons. The five Negro girls already registered are sophomores. When Adenauer Asks Key Policy Support on Election Eve BONN, Germany Konrad Adenauer, appealing for public confidence in his policies on the eve of key state elections, de- clared last night a free West Ger- many would join the Atlantic Al- liance. Tomorrow's election in Schles- wig-Holslein State will test the 78- year-old chancellor's leadership [or the first time since the French National Assembly Knocked out the European army plan, cornerstone of his pro-Western foreign policy. Campaigning at A'eumuenster, Adenauer told a rally of Christian Democratic followers that West Germany once il is granted sovereignty would be prepared to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization- He said he shared the British view that a new pact to take the place of the defunct European De- fense Community would "take too long to work out." He did not men- tion the possibility the French might also block German member- ship in NATO. Later he declared in an inter- view in the Kiel newspaper Kieler Nachrichten: "Th; fsderal govern- ment can aim toward the reunifi- cation of Germany and present its policy in international affairs clear- ly only if it knows that the public is solidly behind it." "You he said, "are part of public opinion and undoubtedly the whole world will watch the election closely to see how you will express your opinions." China Reds Mass Troops QUEMOY ifl The Communists have an arnvy of Russian- equipped soldiers up to of them Korean War veterans based within 50 miles of this tiny Chinese Nationalist island lying just off the Bed-held mainland. However, the commander of Nationalist defenders said today he doubts that the Reds will risk an invasion of this island which has been the focal point of a "vest pocket war" since Sept. 3. A group of 20 Chinese and for- eign newsmen flew here from Tai- peh yesterday for a one-day visit which was prolonged a day by plane trouble. The newsmen watched National- kt big guns bombard the mainland a few miles to the West, even as Nationalist warplancs streaked acatss Formosa Strait to rain bombs on Amoy and other Re bases for the sixth straight The Nationalist Defense Minis- try in Taipch said the planes again teamed up with warships t' hammer artillery positions from which the Communists have bom- barded Quempy and nearby Little Quemoy. A special communique said planes yesterday destroyed seven army strongpoints at Cingyu Is- land, a utellite of the big base at Amoy, and destroyed three bar- racki at White Stone Fortresi. Returning piloU reported rolling up feet over the ABMJT area, communique In six days of attacks the Na- tionalist air force has not been challenged by Communist fighters. The Chinese Communist radio at Peiping said one Nationalist plane was shot down and one was dam- aged in yesterday's attacks on Amoy. The broadcast said two waves of attacking planes dropped nine bombs. Peiping also claimed that Com- munist big guns silenced a bat- tery of Nationalist howitzers on Little Quemoy. The broadcast didn't say when the action oc- curred. "Gen. Liu Yu-clmang, Nationalist commander of Quemoy, told visit- ing newsmen that about shells have been fired at Quemoy from Soviet-made guns since Sept. 3 with fired in a five- hour bombardment which opened the attack. Even casual visitors were im- pressed by the apparent high spir- its of Nationalist troops. Many ap- peared even somewhat cocky. Mcnnwhilc, Nationalist officials in Taipch warned that foreign ships entering Amoy Harbor do so at their own risk. The British freighter InchkiMa was bombed and strafed by Na- tionalist planes attacking Amoy earlier this week. It sustained only minor damage and no casualties. An official saM. Saturday's an- nouncement means the Nations': government will disclaim any re- sponsibility U foreign ships at ABMV an r uniors and seniors register Mon- day at least three other Negroes are expected. In Hammond, La., the South- eastern Louisiana College turned away 12 Negroes who attempted :o register for the fall term. Pres- ident Luther Dyson cited Louisi- ana's segregation laws, which have not yet been subjected to surveil- lance by the courts. Dean J. B. Wooley said "of course we had to turn them down." Southeastern Louisiana is one of eight colleges under supervision of :he State Board of Education. Ne- groes have already attempted to at Southwestern Louisiana Institute at Lafayette and McNeese College at Lake Charles. South- western was ordered to admit four tegroes this fall by a three-man 'ederal court. The court ruled Jiere are 'no equal accomodations 'or white and colored races" in iie vicinity of Lafayette. In Jackson, the Mississippi, House of Representatives by a vote 105-14 passed a bill empowering the legislature to abolish public schools as a last resort in the tate's fight to maintain segrega- ion. The measure will considered n the Senate next, where it is practically assured of approval. Thirty-three senators, more than :he necessary two-thirds, signed the bill as co-authors. In Montgomery, Ala., School Supt, C. M. Dannelly canceled a meeting with parents of Negro children. He had schedued the meeting for Thursday, but said he canceled it after he learned that newspapermen had found out about It was a friendy gesture to understand Dannelly said. "Publicity would have de- feated the purpose of the meeting." Negro children who sought to enroll last week in a new all-white school in Montgomery were told to attend a nearby Negro school. Raging Storm Near Tip of Long Island ON FEDERAL LOANS FHA Will Claim Windfall Money WASHINGTON (B-The Federal Housing Administration today took its first direct step toward claim- ing for the government millions of dollars in "windfall" housing profits. Acting in the case of the big Linwood Park Apartment-project near Ft. Lee, N. J., the FHA ignored a threatened court fight against the first of several moves aimed at compelling "windfall" re- cipients to return money they made on inflated government-backed con-' struction loans. Investigations by government housing officials and the Senate Banking Committee have revealed some builders used a now-expired post-war apartment program to get FHA-insured mortgage loans far in excess of actual construction costs. Some pocketed the difference, net- ting profits labeled as "windfalls" by the prooers. The FHA called a special meet- ing for Sept. 22 of preferred stock- holders of 13 corporations which comprise Linwood Park, Inc. The agency said it intends to remove the project's present directors and elect new ones as a first step in recovering in alleged 'windfall" profits gleaned from FHA-insured loans by which the project was financed. If it can make recovery in the Linwood Park case, the FHA has said it will try to claim the bulk of more than 40 million dollars allegedly distributed building corporations profits by across the country under the apartment con- struction program which, .expired in 19501 The special meeting will be held in the corporation offices at Hack- ensack, N.J. It was called by FHA Commissioner Norman P. Mason through an advertisement in a Hackensack newspaper. In effect, FHA was calling it- self into a meeting, since the agency owns all the preferred stock in the corporations. FHA employes will represent the agency at the meeting. Mason acted after Sidney Sarner, president of Linwood, refused to call the meeting as FHA requested Aug. 28. FHA said an attorney represent- ing the 13 corporations has notified Mason by letter that court proceed- ings will he started to bar FHA from holding the stockholders meeting. FHA contends the "windfall" funds were distributed in viola- tion of the project's only earned income could be dis- tributed among the common stock- holders. SO COOOOL City's 56 Lowest In Three Months If you reached for.a light cov- er early Saturday morning, think- ing the temperature was slightly lower than in recent were right. For the first time in more than three months, Abilene's early morning minimum temperature reading was 56 degrees. Tie last time the mercury dipped that low in Abilene was June 5-when a lew of 52 degrees was recorded. In recect weeks the daily mini- mum temperature in Abilene has been in the low 70's. Mild, pleasant weather is the outlook for Abilene this weekend. Maximum temperature Sat- urday is to be near 90; the low Saturday night in the low 60's, and the maximum Sunday, from 90 to 95. CHURCH DEMOLISHED "BY is the ruins of OrleahsvUle church demolished by an earth- quake which hit northern Algeria before dawn Thursday and an estimatedjl.pOO-persons. __________ Witness Says CpUatchelor Helped Ease Life for PW's SAN ANTONIO witness at The witness, Sgt. John Wells, 23, his court martial here has por- trayed Cpl. Claude Batchelor as a person who got things done for Communist-held prisoners of war in Korea. McCarthy Says He Had Right To Call Flanders 'Senile' WASHINGTON tfl-Sen. McCar- thy said today he had "a perfect right" to caU Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) "senile" in response to "obsceni- ties" McCarthy said Flanders lev- eled at him. Back on the witness stand for another day of cross-examination by the special Senate committee investigating censure charges brought against him by Flanders, McCarthy readily agreed he had applied the word "senile" to Flan- ders. "There's no doubt I considered him senile and referred to him as McCarthy said. He added he considered he had "a perfect right to say I thought he was and declared that "being a United States senator puts him in no special category off the Senate floor." McCarthy did not say what "ob- scenities" he had reference to- Flanders, in a Senate speech June 1, accused McCarthy of Hit- ler-like tactics which Flanders said dad sown division and confusion in the nation, besmirched responsi- ble government, and created "fore- boding" among such minorities as the Jews. Flanders added: "Were the junior senator from Wisconsin in the pay of the Com- munists, he could not have done a better job for them." In his Senate speech, made dur- ing the McCarthy-Army hearings, Flanders also said the subcommit- tee investigating that controversy had not yet "dug into the real heart of the mystery." Flanders said this "concerns the personal rela- tionships of the Army private, the stsff assistant, and the senator." were references to Pvt SATISFACTORY Joseph McCarthy seems to be getting some advice during recess of censure hearings Thursday from six-year-old Virginia Thompson of Dallas, Texas, a visitor in the McCarthy home. Sen. Mc- Carthy was explaining to committee' how he ex- asperated at Brig. ,Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker Feb. 18 when he had to repeat a hypothetical question for the General three times and told Zwicker that anyone "with the brains of a five-year-old child could understand question." To prove the point McCarthy's attorney put question to Virginia "in simpler termi, of COUTM" and got utisfac- ioiyauww. Convicted Slayer Hugh Brown Dies From Poisoning FORT WORTH W-A convicted slayer died, apparently from pois- oning, last nigtit a few minutes after being given a life sentence for the strychnine murder of his wife- Hugh A. 50, accused of putting strychnine in his wife's coffee, was rushed to a hospital in convulsions soon after he h? been returned to jail from his trial. The murder victim was Mrs. Vi- ola Brown, 56, a practical nurse who had been married to Brown but 6tt months when she died Jan. After conferring briefly with hir attorneys, Brown walked to a jail water cooler, put something in his mouth and took a drink. He had complained erf having a headache. A few minutes later in county jail he began trembling and then went into convulsions'. Brown testified that coffee re- in one o( which the rtate claimed traces of strychnine found, wan never it bii taMM. David Schine, a former unpaid consultant of the- McCarthy sub- committee; chief counsel Roy M. Conn, a close friend of Schine; and McCarthy. McCarthy demanded at the time that Flanders be called to testify about what he knew, but Flanders said he had "no new information whatever to and there would be "no point liis being a witness. After he filed the formal cen- sure resolution against-McCarthy, Flanders submitted 33 of the 46 specific charges offered as a ba- sis for such action. The other charges were filed by Sens. Morse (Ind-Ore) and Guy G. de Furia, committee counsel, in asking McCarthy about his reference to Flanders as "sen- ile" also inquired whether McCar- thy had told a reporter that if Flanders was not senile, "let him prove it." McCarthy smiled and said he could not recall making that state- ment of Fort Hood, Tex., said on cross examination by Joel Westbrook, Batchelor's civilian attorney, that the Kermit, Tex., corporal tried .0 break away from his 'political affiliations with the Chinese. Batchelor is charged with aiding the enemy and informing on fellow irisoners while a captive of the Chinese Communists '.in North vofea. Wells and Batchelor were pris- oners in the same Communist stockade. The sergeant said, "Out- side of. his political beliefs, as far as I'm concerned, he was a very ;ood friend of mine." He added thai Batchelor was considered an outstanding individ- ual for getting things done for ?OWs, including better food and better Jiving conditions. When Batchelor tried to break away from his Chinese friends, Wells related to the court-martial, the Chinese officer Lim, known as'the "Screaming came for Batchelor, took him to head- quarters and kept him about a week. When Batchelor. returned, Wells testified, he again bad his old po- litical beliefs. Wells, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wells of Canton, Tex-, testified that the Kermit youth took an active part in POW camp studies of Communism, cir- culated peace petitions, and wrote articles for the prison camp news- paper.. THE WEATHER E.S. DEr.lITMEXT OP COMMERCE WEATHER BEHEAD ABILENE AND VICINITy Chit anj Bd Saturday afternoon, Saturday BUM aad Sunday- Maximum temperature Satur- day, near W; low Saturday night, in Ute tow tilth Sunday, 90 to si. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Centrally fair that aRenwM. toola-M and Sunday. wanner WEST TEXAS: Partly ebody with MatM alttnem and evHUac Ihundfr- showers Sunday and Perns VaBey west- ward this afternoon and toniiht, Stowry hH temperatures Pannandle. South Plains aad Upper Peoos Valler eastward. EAST TEXAS: Generally (air aM miM ills Haunt aM Sunday. Moder- ate nurtheavtcrty winds on the coast. SOUTH .CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly dnldy ttli aMenoM, toticM and Sunday with widely Bcattered Uundershewers aouttt portion. No important .temperature chaoses. TRMTCRATlttlKS IM.P.M. Sal. A.M. a if SS C r..... n Hurricane 225 Miles r__Ml! rromni NEW YORK Edna raged toward the eastern tip of Long Island today where landsmen felt the first thrust of its fury since its birth many days ago far down in the Caribbean. At 10 a.m. EOT, 'the center of the storm's winds was charted 100 miles south of Montauk Point, the tip of Long Is- land 125 miles east of New York City. Disaster directors there reported the. Montauk highway inundated by the rising waters of the Atlantic and the tip of the island cut off. About 500 persons had been evacu- ated from the Montaufc area by early today, oid Charles Mansir, head of the Red Cross disaster unit in East Hampton. The winds were rising fast and the ocean was white and combing on the long beaches. Along the coast people fejt the backlash of the storm as its fringes, brought heavy rains and battering winds. By a.m. New York City was drenched by 4.48 inches of rain, the heaviest fall since 1909 when 5.05 inches fell in a 24-hour period. The record for a 24-hour period in New York is 6.17 inches, set on "Sept. 23, 1882. There were flooded highways, fallen trees aad transportation de- lays in all parts of: the city. A total of five storm deaths were reported Four died in accidents on rain-slick roads in New Jersey and a fifth man died a heart attack in Mass., white preparing for ther hurricane. All along the coast and far in- land New Englanderc braced them; selves for the fury of the storm. Although prepared, New England heard a word of hope from Naval headquarters at Newport, RJ., where storm charters said the storm might pass east of Nantuck- et and not turn its full force on the coast. Winds Pwnd Coast Meanwhile, torrential rains and heavy winds pounded the New Eng- land coast ahead of the hurricane. Some power lines were kaocked out in downtown Providence, RI, and at the Quonset Point, R.I., Naval Station. All businesses were closed in southwestern Rhode Island munity of Westerly in anticipation of the storm. The pattern of heavy winds and rains extended as far south as New Jersey. All train service between New York and North Jersey short points was halted at a.m. when winds collapsed high tension power lines near Long Branch. The lines fell across the main tracks of the New York .and Long Branch Railroad, owned by the Pennsyl- vania Railroad and the Jersey Central Railroad. Up The Boston Weather Bureau-re- ported that Edna was picking up speed as she spun along, racing as fast as 35 miles an hour with winds of 125-miles an hour. Yester- day she was loafing off the Caro- linas at 10 miles an hour. There were indications she was moving in a more easterly direction thaa her younger sister, Carol, which, crashed into New England, Aug.31. Big 3 Seem United On German Arms WASHINGTON The United In virtually identical notes 54 71 Tl M knr Mswralares (or H hours M nt M. States, Britain and France pre- sented a united front to Russia to- day on rearming West Germany even though they still are divided and uncertain over how to solve the critical problem. What was regarded as Russia's latest move to sidetrack German rearmament and exploit Western confusion over the collapse of the European Defense Community project was rebuffed yesterday by the three Western Powers in de- cidedly firm notes. Russia had called for a Big Four foreign ministers meeting right away to set up a Europewkte se- curity system it had suggested as an alternative to the new defunct western plan for integrating West German troops in a European Army. The Soviets suggeiUd Big' Four ministers might at the same time mrtitanding On- public last" night, the Western pow- ers told Russia a foreign ministers meeting would do no good unless the Soviets were willing to sign an Austrian independence treaty and agree to the unification ot Germany by a process beginning with free elections. They thus demanded that the Soviet Union reverse itself on two major points and no one realty expected the Russians to do that, Russia was told security Europe cannot be brougt by the signature of a treaty of the kind propoMd by Soviet government a treaty tJMt would embrace free nations alike. Real security aM the notet Mid, tton problem! "of matt prening" an Awtrian   

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