Abilene Reporter News, October 16, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 16, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, WARMER Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL LXXIV, NO. 121 ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, OCT. 16, PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC U.S. Accused Of Chinese Aggression UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (A Russia accused the United States last night of aggression against Red China and called on the U.N. General Assembly to put a slop to it. The United States promptly branded the charge a lie. In a letter to Dr. Eelco N. Van Kleffens, assembly president, Rus- sia's Andrei Vishinsky held the United States responsible for coast- al attacks on the Chinese main- land and ship seizures near For- mosa, seat of the Chine Nationalist regime. He asked the Assembly to condemn the alleged American ag- gression. A quick replying statement is- sued by chief U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. declared: "To say that the United States has en- gaged in any aggressive action in the area of Formosa or anywhere else is a plain lie." Vishinsky sent his letter one day after the U.N. circulated a com- plaint from Red Chinese Premier Chou En-lai charging the United States with aggression ana asking the Assembly to call a halt to American aid to Chinese National- ists. UlahU.Prexy Denies Aiding Stringfellow SALT LAKE CITY W-President A. Ray Olpin of the University of Utah says he hasn't talked with Congressman Stringfellow (R Utah) more than twice in his life and doesn't recall recommending him for a -perilous mission behind German lines. Stringfellow, whose reputation as a World War II hero has been questioned by the unofficial Army Times, has been quoted in print as sayingJDr.. Olpin recommended him for such a mission in 1943. At that time Olpin was a mem- ber of the faculty of Ohio State University and Stringfellow was with an Army special training group at Ohio State. The congressman, in an article published last Jan. 24, quoted Ol- pin as telling him after the war: "I picked you for your German mission after that interview at Columbus." The university president says he was a consultant to the Office of Strategic Services during the war, but it was in connection with the Orient. As for the statement at- tributed o him in the Jan. 24 ar- ticle, he says: "I never said one thing I'm sure of." Dr. Olpin concedes, however, tliat he may have met Stringfellow "I haven't talked with him more than twice in ir- that such a meeting some other incident he doesn't n_ call could have been "misinterpret- ed." The Army Times, in an article published Thursday, questioned whether Stringfellow was "the heroic and lone survivor of an OSS cloak-and-dagger operation" or "a private first class who served overseas less than one month but never saw combat, al- though he was seriously injured and disabled" on a routine assign- ment. IS FOA EUROPEAN CHIEF FOA Director Harold Stassen sits down with his new European reg- ional director, Charles F. Urschel Jr., left, at FOA headquarters in Washington after the San Antonio, Tex., oil and gas producer took his oath of office. to Test Missiles in Arctic WASHINGTON (fl-Tbe United States and Canada, working to- [ether with the American weapon, are going to determine how well the Nike guided missile system for antiaircraft defense works in the bitter cold of the Arctic. The powerful, faster-than-sound nike has been tested so far only in Texas. Washington and Ottawa an- nounced last night that cold wea- :her trials of the missile and its intricate guidance system will be made during January and Febru- ary at Ft. Churchill, a post pa lie west coast of Hudson Bay: where the thermometer sometimes drops ;o 50 degrees below zero. Canadian crews, who trained the past summer at Ft Bliss, Tex., will operate the Nike at the Cana- dian site with U.S. Army techni- cians participating. The Army boasts the Nike can cope with any type plane now fly- ing. But the weapon has yet to be Tied out in the subzero tempera- .ures and penetrating wind chill of the Far North to show if changes are needed for Nike systems In- stalled near northern American or Canadian cities. The Army also wants to know low efficiently Nike battery crews can operate the complex controls and electronic guidance levers and buttons of the Nike battery when metal is freezing cold and fingers are sheathed in mittens. In talking to reporters about the formal announcement of the Nike test, Pentagon research and de- velopment officials also disclosed that another new weapon of the atomic 280 mm cannon- had been tested last whiter at Ft. Churchill. The cannon can fire atomic shells, but in the Churchill tests used only conventional explo- sive ammunition, they said. Ft. Churchill contains an artil- lery range and a vast maneuver area which have been used exten- sively during recent years by joint Canadian-American units for arc- tic training and testing of equip- ment. Presumably other guided mis- siles will get arctic tests at Church- ill later. An official said "you can count on testing of all our weapons up adding that that is now routine procedure. Nike antiaircraft systems are be- ing installed at about 35 sites in the United States, mainly for the protection of big industrial or-port areas but also for defense of pri- mary military bases. The assumption is that, when tested for low temperature opera- tion, they also will be used even- tually for protecting key outer de- fenses of Canada and the United States, including air bases in Alaska and northern Greenland. Stevenson Fires Hard Blast At Administration Policies ALBUQUERQUE. N.M. W-Ad- lai Stevenson has questioned the "propriety" of Secretary of De- fense Wilson's participation in the Fight for control of Congress. Speaking at a Democratic rally last night. Stevenson also opened fire on various Eisenhower admin- istration policies, including its pow- er approach. "While the President flails at the public power said the Democrats' 1952 presidential candi- date, "there looms a monstrous new and government-blessed pri- vate monopoly." Here he referred specifically to two items: (1) the proposed Atom- ic Energy Commission contract with the Dixon-Yates syndicate to pump private power into the Ten- nesee Valley Authority area and (2) a newly enacted revision of the nation's basic atomic energy law. Stevenson charged the adminis- tration with trying to set up a "kind of private game preserve for a few large concerns." "Step by he said, "We have seen the pattern unfold and the great crusade become the j great grab bag." On the Wilson matter, Stevenson said the Eisenhower administra- tion has "abandoned the sound and good tradition of no politics in the Defense. Department" by allowing the secretary of defense to function as a Republican campaigner. said Wilson's "cam- paign job as I understand it is to go around to industrial areas like Detroit and Chicago where there are large defense contracts and speak to the big industrialists and the rich beneficiaries of Republi- can tax a plate for the Republican campaign." SENTIMENTAL Harry Smith, right, his son, Harry, Jr., leave the airliner they Hew from Minneapolis, Minn., to Washington, D. C. The elder Smith, 63, was retiring, and turned over command of the air- plane to his son, who flew u copilot on tht lait journey. Mistake Revealed OnTidelandsBids WASHINGTON. Oct. 16 W-The Interior Department said today that Kerr-McGec Oil Industries, Oklahoma City, has informed it a mistnkc was made in 12 o! the com- pany's bids Wednesday totaling fl5.OH.000 for oil ond gas lenses on submerged lands off Louisiana. Clark Clifford, attorney for Kerr- McGce whose president is Sen. Kerr wrote the Bureau of Land Management that by rea- son of the "mistake and error and to the end of correcting same1' the company "hereby withdraws each and all" of the 11 bids which he Wed. Dixon- Yates to Make Sure 9 Per Cent Gain Cabinet Meet SeeksLondon Sir ike Pad LONDON (I) Prime Minister Churchill called his third Cabinet meeting in three days today to find a solution to London's crip- Jling dock strike. The walkout ihreatens Britons with a return to the austerity of World War H. The Cabinet session at No. 10 Downing St. Churchill's official residence, was the fourth this week. It came as the unofficial dock stoppage threatened the na- ion's food and fuel supplies- Reports were current in London that the government may declare a state of emergency and bring 11 troops to load and unload ships. Jnofficial circles said, however, .he situation bad not yet reached the stage for such stringent meas- ures. At the same time, a spreading wildcat bus strike knocked more :han half the teeming capital's dou- )le decker buses off the streets, bringing a weekened of traffic chaos. Faced with a grim warning from the government, millions of house- wives prepared to stock up. their larders. A Ministry of Labor statement issued after an emergency Cabinet meeting last night said the walkout of London dockers "is hav- ing a serious effect on the coun- ry's export trade, is endangering food supplies and threatened to cause unemployment ..in other in- dustries." Britain lives imported from abroad. A third of that food, and the trade that pays for it, is :bannelled through toe port of Lon- don. Prime Minister Churchill, wrest- ing with the gravest labor crisis since he returned to office three years ago, canceled his usual week- end in the country to stay on hand in the capital. Nine more depot joined in the 3us strike overnight, bringing the :otal of men out to more than and the number of buses idle to 800. The busmen are, de- manding a minimum weekly wage of against the current mini- mum of just under The dockmen are demanding an end to the present system of com- julsory overtime. The employers lave agreed to consider the de- mand as soon as all men are back at work. About 4.500 tug and barge work- ers are due to walk out tomorrow n support of the laborers on the docks. That would cut supplies of coal and fuel oil and pile up the capital's garbage, which normally s taken to sea by barge and dumped. Winds Smash Ontario Area TORONTO U) Wind driven rain slashed at southern and cen- tral Ontario last night and early today, leaving a wake of sodden destruction to farms, railway tracks, bridges and highways. At least two deaths were report- ed, and damage was estimated in the millions as some districts came under the heaviest rainfall of the century. Train services were disrupted, air traffic was halted and high- way traffic jammed in the watery onslaught A Canadian National Railways rain was reported to have rolled over early today south of South- ampton, Ont. First reports said one crew member was trapped in the wreckage. In Toronto and Hamilton, two of the hardest hit areas, utilities serv- ices and police switchboards Were swamped as harassed home own- ers and motorists pleaded for help. Basements were flooded by up to four feet of water, sewers clogged, and traffic was held up as under- passes filled with water and roads became rivers. All Canadian National and Can adian Pacific Railway trains to the north from Toronto were held up here through the night. At least 100 tents at the site of the International plowing match, six miles east of Kitchener, Ont, were ripped to shreds by the high winds. Most of the remaining ISO tents covering exhibits it the an- nual contest were left mau of tangfed canvas. Tin Ion U ex- pected to nu it toast No Ceiling Put On Power Profit government has tentatively agreed to contract terms designed to insure the Dixon-Yates power group a 9 per cent profit on its investment, with no specified profit ceiling, if it builds -a new plant near the Tennessee Valley. This was revealed today by a study of the controversial and still under-wraps ninth draft of the proposed contract, which the Atomic Energy Commission has approved but not yet signed. Based upon present cost esti- mates, the contract now calls for the AEC to pay annual- ly, including federal and local BIG TROUBLE FOR LITTLE MAN 14-month-old Terry Fancher got himself into a tight spot on the back porch of his home in Spokane, Wash. His howls brought in order, mother, neighbors, then police with saws. Of-, fieer Bob Colliton completes the rescue after the carpent- er job by officer Tom Pugh. Mrs. Roy White, a neighbor, holds Terry. His mother, Mrs. Sam Fancher. stood by, soothing her son. Ike Soys Farmers --_ To Have Prosperity INDIANAPOLIS ID President Eisenhower bid for the nation's farm vote last night, saying elec- tion of a Republican Congress will help assure American farmers "a foundation of enduring prosper- ity." Speaking to a wildly cheering, capacity crowd of at Butler University, the President jabbed at the Truman administration for what he termed the farmers' "seri- ous loss in buying power" in 1951-32. a separate speech at a smaller rally of GOP he sounded a challenge to Repub- licans to spur "our horses and to get to going" in the party's drive to maintain control of Con- gress in the Nov. 2 elections. Eisenhower stopped over in the Indiana capital in the midst of the Farm Belt on his way back to hurricane lashed Washington from Denver, where he ended an eight-week work tion yesterday. and play vaca- His major address last night- broadcast nationwide by radio and telecast in 15 farm another stepup in his personal campaign to swing voters into the Republican column this fall. During the first 21 months of his administration, he said, "we have gone far toward building for our agriculture a foundation of en- during prosperity, in an America at last at peace." He said there never had been more constructive farm legislation than that passed by the GOP-con- trolled 83rd Congress, and he blamed "the old farm law" for a "steady decline in farmers' buy- ing power." The chief executive got a wild two-minute standing ovation when he was introduced to the fieldhouse audience by an official of the Na- tional Institute of Animal Agricul- ture, an organization described by the White House as nonpartisan. Eisenhower talked at length about a long list of "bold, pro- THE WEATHER B.S. OP COSMCTCE ABILENE AND mut tooitht Sudw. tUf WW Tfc. tow 'CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS-. Rib lonUM Sacdw. A wwntr this anerttoon. __ EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: X warnwr Sunday and In north thto tonUM. Centta imtlnrattrly wlmli on Ott ml knr tnMVMm> Mr M kwm gressive steps" he said were taken by the 83rd Congress to improve the farmer's lot. And in a thrust at the Truman administration, he said: "In the two years before this (Eisenhower) administration took office our farmers suffered a serious loss in buying power Texas State Fair Near 2 Million Mark DALLAS (S-The State ralr at Texas was headed for the 2 mil- lion mark in attendance today, fol- lowing a record-setting elementary school day yesterday which packed kids into the exposition's 187 acres. The influx of youngsters pushed the year's attendance to with more than a week still to go. Yesterday's fair activity included quarterhorse judging, won by Flo SUvertone, a R, L. Underwood en- try from Wichita Falls. Brady Lady, owned by Mrs. George Tyler of Gainesville, was taxes, for the 25-year life of the a year more than previously reported to Presi- dent Eisenhower and Congress. The AEC would absorb any ma- jor increases in the cost of coal and labor, as well as taxes, and would be credited for decreases, the contract shows. The document now is before the Senate-House Atomic Energy Com- mittee which is scheduled to meet Nov. 4 to decide whether to give an immediate go ahead for the project or hold it over until the next Congress. The administration has asked for quick committee approval. Oppo- nents want consideration put off until the next session of Congress, required under normal pro- cedure for such contracts. The law requires a committee review of the contract before it goes into effect but does not allow the Senate- House group to veto it or change its terms. The center of the con- for the Dixoo-Yatts prirate power.eroop to build a 107-millioo-doUar steam plant at West Memphis, Ark. The plant would send electricity through Tennessee. Valley Authority public power lines to replace some TVA power used by AEC. Rep. W. Sterling Cole chairman of the Atomic Commit- tee, indicated today the AEC soon may make the proposed contract public. The AEC approved it early this month but the terms nave not been officially disclosed, despite repeated demands for their dis- closure by critics of the plan. Cole returned to Washington to- day and reportedly contacted AEC officials about releasing the docu- ment after being asked to do so by at least one member of the committee. Cole told a newsman "there is nothing to Bide." "The administration preferred to wait until the committee acted on he said. "But as one member of the committee. I see no reason" why it cannot be published. Truman to Speak KANSAS dTY Pres- ident Harry S. Truman will speak in Municipal Auditorium tonight at a box supper to raise funds for Democratic congressional an d named reserve grand champion, county election campaigns. Truck Strike Hits Hard Al New York 'NEW YORK truck strike, idling more than drivers, hit _ New York City and a wide sur- rounding area today and threatens to choke off the region's com- j merce. -The AFL Teamsters Union called the strike of general freight drivers at one minute after mid- night to back up wage increase demands. Emergency mediation sessions failed to avert the sched- uled walkout: Mayor Robert F. Wagner of New York, who viewed the strike as "disastrous" for the city's trade, sought vainly for a last-minute de- lay to permit further negotiations. Teamster leaders turned down his appeal, saying the strike had al- ready been postponed.twice for total of 45 days, with no agree- ment in sight. The strike affects all metropoli- tan New York "and. Long reaches deep into New Jersey and up to Poughkeepsie in New York state. New Jersey is affected as far south as Trenton. The truck strike is expected to have little influence during the weekend business lull. It's main impact will come Monday or later. Freight blocked by the strike in eludes food for major chain stores, supplies for defense factories, newsprint and exports and imports. Without trucks to carry cargos from railroad and steamship term- inals, shipping wiH eventually be jammed behind huge piles of un- moved freight Certain items handled by truck drivers covered in special contracts will continue to move, however. These include fuel, milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, bakery goods, building supplies, and beer. The strike was called by 12 teamster locals whose members work for approximately firms in New York and New Jer- sey. Asked if the stoppage might spread to other parts of the coun- try, the union's chief economist, David Kaplan, replied: "If there- is a trucking strike in one area it is difficult to prevent others." The union seeks an hourly increase of 20 cents in wages and 5 cents in pension and welfare benefits. PITTSBURGH SOAKED Terrible Hurricane Hazel Leaves Death Count of 68 By ASSOCIATED PRESS Hurricane Hazel, exacting a death toll of at least SS while rav- aging an eight state area and the District of Columbia, whipped up a backlash of torrential rams in the Pittsburgh, Pa. area today which threatens to flood-crest two big rivers. Hundreds of families fled their homes as the Allegheny and Mon- ongahela Rivers, two giants which form the Ohio River at the steel city, rose swiftly. The U.S. Wea- ther Bureau predicted a 30-foot crest for the streams. That crest would be five feet above flood stage. Like the rest of the areas hit by the hurricane, the Pittsburgh sec- tion reported untold millions of dol- lars in property damage. No deaths or injuries were known im- inedia'.ely. Termed one of the worst coo- tinental storms of the century, and spawned 11 days ago in the Wind- ward islands about l.WO miles east-southeast of Miami. Haiel'a ISO m.p.h. center devastated tht island of tat Tuesday, tun- ing reportedly more than 100 dead on that tropic isle. She smashed north northwest to bash, TJ.S, mainland early Friday. Her hurricane winds were "calmed" to gale force by Pennsyl- vania's Allegheny and Pocono Mountains but she picked up enough punch to disrupt upper New York State and take five lives in the area. Not counting those reported missing, known fatalities by states are: New York, 8, Virginia, 7, Penn- sylvania. 7, Maryland. S, North Carolina. 6, Delaware, 4, New Jer- sey, 4. Washington, D. C., 3, and Massachusetts 1. Red isn't the New York Weather Bureau said early today and damage was estimated in the millions as wow districts came under the heaviest rainfall of the century. Although her outer wiads mere- ly "brushed" tie New England area, Hani's sprawling might still was nuking itsett felt early today, with ceastal girdag against She threat ef high As a result of storm-foment- ed driving rain., Springfield, Mats., man was injured fatally when struck by u auto driver blWed by tin downpour. At at Mrty hoar, Mm wan- ings still were being flown from Block Island, off Rhode Island to Eastport, Me. The big blow grazed the New York metropolitan area, but Still managed to whip up wind gusts of more than 100 m.p.h. Hazel's 130 m. p. h. center smashed into the mainland about 40 miles south southeast of Myr- tle Beach, a resort community half way up the South Carolina coast Thousands of beach homes were torn to splinters and many homes were washed away. Leaving the debris-choked Caro- linas. the hurricane hurtled -into Virginia, cutting a MO-mile swath through the central part et the state, doing damage in the mil- lions and causing injuries by the At Norfolk, the tug Indian tow- ing five barges sank in the rougft water of the James River. One crewman died and three were missing. The hurricaae blacked pewer service along the eaetera ahen from the Virginia Capes to south- ern Delaware, and lor scattered sections around Baltimore and cen- tral Maryland. Floods h weetera Maryland madi'sra I ;