Abilene Reporter News, October 16, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 16, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 16, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, WARMER Mtne / EVENING FINAL'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL LXXIV, NO. 121 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, OCT. 16, 1954—EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c U.S. Accused Of Chinese Aggression UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. im -Russia accused the United States last night of aggression against Red China and called on the U.N. General Assembly to put a stop to It. The United States promptly branded the charge a lie. In a letter to Dr. Eelco N. Van Kief fens, assembly president, Russia’s Andrei Vishinsky held the United States responsible for coastal attacks on the Chinese mainland and ship seizures near Formosa. seat of the Chine Nationalist regime. He asked the Assembly to condemn the alleged American aggression. A quick replying statement Issued by chief U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. declared: ‘‘To say that the United States has engaged 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 complaint from Red Chinese Premier Chou En-lai charging the United Stales with aggression ani! asking the Assembly to call a halt to American aid to Chinese Nationalists. Di xon-Yates to Make Sure 9 Per Cent Gain No Ceiling Put On Power Profit Utah U. Prexy Denies Aiding Siringfellow TEXA,\ IS FOA EUROPEAN CHIEF — FOA Director Harold Stassen sits down with his new European regional 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. America to Test Missiles in Arctic SALT LAKE CITY .fv-President A. Ray Olpin of the University of THah 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 • World War II hero has been questioned by the unofficial .Army Times, has been quoted in print as saying Dr. Olpin recommended him for such a mission in 1943. .M that time 01pm was a member 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 Olpin 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 attributed 0 him in the Jan. 24 article, he says: ‘T never said that—that's one thing I’m sure of."    I Dr Olpin concedes, however, j t lat he may have met Stringtellow ‘ casually—though "I haven’t talked With him more than twice in ir life’’—and that such a meeting seme other incident he doesn’t n call could have been '‘misinterpreted." The Army Time.-i. in an article published Thursday, questioned whether Stringfellow was "the heroic and OSS cloak-and-dagger operation" or "a private first class . . . who served overseas less than one month but never saw combat, although he was seriou.sly injured and disabled" on a routine assignment. WASHINGTON ifu-'The United States and Canada, working together 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 announced last night that cold weather trials of the missile and its intricate guidance system will be made during January and February at Ft. Churchill, a post on the west coast of Hudson Bay where the thermometer sometimes drops to 50 degrees below zero. Canadian crews, who trained the pa.st summer at Ft. Bliss, Tex., will operate the Nike at the Canadian site with U.S. .Army technicians participating. The Army boasts the Nike can cope with any type plane now flying. But the weapon has yet to be 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 development officials also disclosed that another new weapon of the atomic age—the 280 mm cannon-had been tested last winter at Ft. Churchill. The cannon can fire atomic shells, but in the Churchill tests used only conventional explosive ammunition, they said. Ft. Churchill contains an artillery range and a vast maneuver area which have been used extensively during recent years by joint Canadian-.American units for arctic training and testing of equipment. Presumably other guided missiles w ill get arctic tests at Churchill later. An official said "you can count on testing of all our weapons up there," adding that that is now routine procedure Cabinet Meet Seeks London Strike Pact LONDON (.f) — Prime Minister Churchill called his third Cabinet; meeting in three days today to i find a solution to London’s crippling dock strike. The walkout threatens Britons with a return to the austerity of World War II. 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 nation’s food and fuel supplies. Reports were current in London that the government may declare a state of emergency and bring in troops to load and unload ships. Unofficial circles said, however, the situation had not yet reached the stage for such stringent measures.    I .At the same time, a spreading wildcat bus strike knocked more than half the teeming capital’s double decker buses off the streets, bringing a weekened of traffic chaos. Faced with a grim warning from the government, millions of housewives prepared to stock up their larders. .A Ministry of Labor statement issued after an emergency Cabinet meeting last night said the walkout of 24,000 London dockers "is having a serious effect on the coun-tr>’’s export trade, is endangering food supplies and threatened to cause unemployment in other industries." Britain lives by food imported from abroad. A third of that food, and the trade that pays for it, is channelled through the port of London. Prime Minister Churchill, wrest- BIG TROUBLE FOR LITTLE MAN — 14-month-old Terry Fancher got himself into a tight spot on the back porcn of his home in Spokane, Wash. His howls brought m order, mother, neighbors, then police with saws. Officer Bob Colliton completes the rescue after the carpenter job by officer Tom Pugh. Mrs. Roy White, a neighbor, holds Terry. His mother, Mrs. Sam Fancher, stood by, soothing her son. Nike antiaircraft systems are be-! ling with the gravest labor crisis .    ing installed at about 35 sites in' since he returned to office three tried out in the subzero tempera-1 United States, mainly for the ? years ago, canceled his usual week-tures and penetrating wind chill of protection of big industrial or port | end in the country to slay on hand the Far North to show if changes areas but also for defense of pri- in the capital. mary military bases. The assumption is that, when tested for low temperature opera- Ike Sgys Farmers To Have Prosperity WASHINGTON (AP>—The 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 estimates. the contract now calls for the AEG to pay $20,746,000 annually, including federal and local taxes, for the 25-year life of the contract—$177.000 a year more than previously reported to President Eisenhower and Congress, The AEG would absorb any major 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 Committee which is scheduled to meet j Nov. 4 to decide whether to give an immediate go - ahead for the j Truck Strike Hits Hard AI New York N^W YORK LP-A truck strike, idling more than 23,000 drivers, hit New York City and a wide surrounding area today and threatens to choke off the region’s commerce. The AFL Teamsters Union called the strike of general freight project or hold it over until the!    after    mid- next Congress.    I    "’^ht to back up wage increase The administration    has    asked    for    |    demands. Emergency mediation quick committee    approval.    Oppo-    ■    sessions failed to avert the sched- nents want consideration put off „ walk^t are needed for Nike systems installed near northern American or Canadian cities. The Army also wants to know | iion. they also will be used even^ how efficiently Nike baitery crews | tually for protecting key outer decan operate the complex controls fenses of Canada and the United and electronic guidance levers and buttons of the Nike battery when States, including air bases in .Alaska and northern Greenland. Stevenson Fires Hard Blast At Administration Policies ALBUQUERQUE, N M If^Ad-iai Stevenson has questioned the '‘propriety” of Secretary of Defense Wilson’s participation in the fight for control of Congre.ss, Speaking at a Democratic rally lone survivor of an last nlkht. Stevenson also opened fire on various i'isenhower administration policies, including its power approach. "While the President flail.s at the public power serpent," said the Democrats* 1952 presidential candidate. "there looms a monstrous INDIANAPOLIS UP - President Eisenhower bid for the nation’s farm vote last night, saying election of a Republican Congress will .    *    . . J .    *    help assure American farmers “a Nme more depot jomed in the;,. bus strike overnight, bringing the;..... total of men out to more than j    « „.nai,. /.Koorino fdirio“^ ‘The”busmen"Lr?^ ^ Idle to 800. The busmen are de- ^    President jabbed - mandmg a minimum weekly wage    -    administration for 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 of ^ against the current mini mum of just under $22.40. The dockmen are demanding an | end to the present system of compulsory overtime. The employers have agreed to consider the demand as soon as all men are back at work. About 4.500 tug and barge workers are due to walk out tomorrow Texas State Fair Near 2 Million Mark D.ALLAS .fv_The State Fair of Texas was headed for the 2 million mark in attendance today, fol what he termed the farmers’ "serious loss in buying power" in 1961-52. .And—in a separate speech at a smaller rally of GOP colleagues— he sounded a challenge to Republicans to spur “our horses . . . and to get to going” in the party’s drive to maintain control of Con- j lowing a record-setting elementary until the next session of Congress, as required under normal procedure 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 disputed plan—a center of the public-vs.-private power controversy—ealls for the Dixon-Yates private power group to iwiiJd a 107-miIIi(Mi-dollar 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 (R-N*Y), chairman of the Atomic Committee, indicated today the AEC soon may make the propc^ed contract ft *’“'-    ;    newsprint    and    exports    and    imports, month but the terms have not; been officially disclosed, despite, railroad and steamship term-repeated demands OT toeir dis-;,„3,, shipping wilt eventually be closure by cnbcs of^ plan. Cole returned to Washington to- Mayor Robert F. Wagner of New’ York, who viewed the strike as "disastrous" for the city’s trade, sought vainly for a last-minute delay to permit further negotiations. Teamster leaders turned down his appeal, saying the strike had already been postponed twice for a total of 45 days, with no agreement in sight. The strike affects all metropolitan New York and Long Island, reaches deep into New Jersey and up to Poughkeepsie in New York state. New Jersey is affected as far south as Trenton. *1116 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, day and reportedly contacted AEC officials about releasing the docu- Certain items handled by truck drivers covered in special contracts committee. Cole told a newsman “there is nothing to hide." “The administration preferred to I school day yesterday which packed wait until the committee acted on ment afUr being asked to io    ^„„tinue    to move, however, by at least one member of the;The«, include fuel. milk. meat. ¡fruits and vegetables, bakery new and government-blessed private monopoly." Here he referred specifically to two items: (D the proposed .Atomic 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 administration with trying to set up a "kind of private game preserve for a few large concerns " "Step by step.” he said, "We have seen the pattern unfold and the great crusade become the great grab bag." On the Wilson matter. Stevenson said the Eisenhower administration has "abandoned the sound and good tradition of no politics in the l>efense Department’’ by allowing the secretary of defen.se to function as a Republican campaigner Stevenson said Wilson’s "campaign job as I understand it is to go around to industrial areas like Detroit and Chicago where there are large defen.se contracts and speak to the big industrialists and the rich beneficiaries of Republican tax reductions—at $100 a plate for the Republican campaign.” ¡C»-k'l”Til,°LraiM    i    *^iMnhowir^ropp,d'”ver    ta    th,    j    248,960    kids    into    the    «position's    it,”    he    said. “But as one member l    capital    in    the    midst    of    187    acres.    of    fte    committee.    I    see    no    reason' coal and fuel oil and pile up the    ^    youngsters    pushed    why    it    caniKX be published. ^- is taken dumped. Winds Smash Ontario Area TORONTO (ft — Wind - driven rain slashed at southern and central Ontario last night and early today, leaving a wake of sodden destruction t o farms, railway tracks, bridges and highways. At lea.st two deaths were reported, and damage was estimated in | blamed "the old farm law" for a "steady decline in farmers’ buying power." The chief executive got a wild two-minute standing ovation when he was introduced to the fieldhouse audience by wi official of the National Institute of Animal Agriculture. an organization described by the White House as nonpartisan. Eisenhower talked at length about a long list of "bold, pro- SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY- Capt. Harry Smith, right, and his .son. Harrv. Jr., leave the airliner they flew from Minneapolis. Minii., to Washington, D. C. The elder Smith, 6.1, Vi as retiring, and turned over command of the airplane to his son, who flew as copilot on the last journey. Mistake Revealed On Tidelands Bids WASHINGTON. Oct 16 .fV~The Interior Department said today that Kerr-McGee Oil Industries. Oklahoma City, has informed it a mistake was made in I'J ot the company's bids Wedne.sday totaling $15,014.000 for oil and gas leases on submerged lands off Louisiana. Clark CUftord, attorney for Kerr-McGee whose president is Sen. Kerr iD-Okla', wrote the Bureau of Land Management that by reason of the "mistake and error and to the end of correcting same" the company "hereby withdraws each and all" of the 12 bids which he I hated. the millions as some districts came under the heaviest rainfall of the century. Train services were disrupted, air traffic was halted and highway traffic jammed in the watery onslaught. A Canadian National Railways train was reported to have rolled over early today south of ikmth-ampton, Ont. First reports said one crew member was trapped in tlH' wreckage. In Toronto and Hamilton, two of the hardest hit areas, utilities serv-Ux's and police switchboards were swamped as harassed home owners and motorists pleaded for help. Basements were flooded by up to four feet of water, sewers clogged and traffic was held up as underpasses filled with water and roads became rivers. .All Canadian National and Can- try from Wichita Falls. Brady Lady, owned by Mrs. George Tyler of Gainesville, was named reserve grand champion. KANSAS CITY (Jv—Former President Harry S. Truman will speak in Municipal Auditorium tonight at a box supper to raise funds for Democratic congressional an d coumty electi<8i campaigns. from Denver, where he ended an | with more than a week still to «<>• eight-week work and play vaca- Yesterday’s fair activity included i ■ ■Uinan TO opeoiv tion yesterdav.    quarierhorse judging, won by Flo' His major 'address last night— Silvertone. a R. L. Underwood en-broadcast nationwide by radio and telecast in 15 farm states—marked another stepup in his i^rsonal 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 enduring prosperity, in an .America at last at peace." He said there never had been more constructive farm legislaticm than that pas.sed by the GOP-con-trolled 8Srd Congress, and he goods, building supplies, and beer. The strike was called by 12 teamster locals whose members work for approximately S.OOO firms in New York and New Jersey. .Asked if the stoppage might spread to other parts of the country, the union’s chief economist, David Kaplan, replied: "If there is a trucking strike in one area it is difficult to prevent it in others.” The union seeks an hourly increase of 20 cents in wages and 5 cents in pension and welfare benefits. PITTSBURGH SOAKED T errible Leaves Hurricane Hazel Deoth Count of 68 THE WEATHER r S. n»:p%«TWKVT or cowwraci: wrArHm »i xrvr ABn,ENK AND VICINITY r*ir »wJ » IHUt w«rn\#r    tk'olzhl and Suiid*,v. Hl<h days to «ppfr XW, tow tonlzht *^ORTH CK.NTRVI 4ND W>aiT TEXAS; Fair this aftaraot«!. lonMtht aad Sunda>. A IWto warmer Uus aRerntwn K.AST AM> SOCTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Fait, a Ittlle warmer Swnday and In mwth adian I'adfic Kailway trains to the ;    SsíJaS?. north from Toronto were held up' ««*1. NK-omu« v hi iasi* -¡tondaj here through the night.    *    p, ^temfer.ati    ^ At least 100 tents at the site of; ^    m #9    S'30    90 4» By THE ASSOCI.ATED PRESS Hurricane Haiel, exacting a death toll of at least 68 while ravaging an eight - state area and the District of Columbia, whipped up a backlash of torrential rains 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. Weather Bureau predicted a $0-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 section reported untold millions of dollars in property damage. No deaths or injuries were known im- the International plowing match, j six miles east of Kitchener, Ont.,1 were ripped to shreds by the high winds. Most of the remaining 150 tents covering exhibits at the annual contest were left a mass of. tangled canvas. The Itxss is ex pected to run it least $500.000. n - -.....  3;»    . n    ...... 4    .to    45 «»    ......... .. 9;»    .    .    49 M -,    .    ... .    4    »      45 43      7    .W    4 . ...    •    to      93 »      »    -0      S9 97    W    to a    VI    .to    - 94    II:»    — Hlgfc mRI tew tMnpHr«(urMi tor M hem* MMtoâ ai t il • n n aad a Termed one of the worst continental storms of the century, and spawned 11 days ago in the Windward Islands about l.«W miles east-southeast of Miami, Hazel’s 130 m p h, center devastated the island of Haiti last Tuesday, leaving reportetily more than 100 dead on that tropic isle. She smashed north - northwest to bash the U.S. mamland early Friday. Her hurricane winds were "calmed" to gale force by Pennsylvania’s Allegheny and Poeono 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. Pennsylvania. 7, Maryland, 6, North Carolina. 6, Delaware, 4. New Jersey, 4. Washington. D. C., S, and Massachusetts 1. Hazel isn’t "dead," the New York Weather Bureau said early today and damage was estimated in the millions as some districts came under the heaviest rainfall of the century. Although her outer winds merely “brushed" the New England area. Hazel's sprawling might still was making itself felt early today, with the coastal regiom girding against the threat of abnormally high tides. .As a result of the storm-fomented driving rains, a Springfiel4 Mass, man was injured fatally when struck by an auto driver hliiKied by the downpour. At an early hour, atoms warn* ings still were being flown from Block Island, off Rhode Island to Eastporl. 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 1») m. p. h. center smashed into the mainland about 40 miles south - southeast of Myrtle 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-chtAed Carolinas, the hurricane hurtled into Virginia, cutting a 200-mile swath through the central part of the state, doing damage in the mil-liiHis and causing injuries by the score. At Norfolk, the tug Indian tow-ing five barges sank in tlie rough water of the James River. One crewman died and three were missing. The hurricane blacked out power service along the eastern short from the Virginia Capes to southern Delaware, and for scatteriNj sections around Baltimore and central Maryland. Floods in western Maryland made scorei temporär-Uy bomtliss. ;