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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               McM 13 ACC 27 H-SU 20 Rice 20 Tens 21 Tex.AiM 34 Wash. 65 Kansas 20 Pur. 20 Mich. SI. 72 flan. 20 T. Tech 13 FAIR, WARMER b "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT O. 122 AHocUuedPreu (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, OCT. 17. 1954-Fim-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS f four New Mexico A College students right's BSU session in the 1937 arnbultnce which brought them The ambulance, which Paul Blackmer right, bought fa Stoois last SWIM. u ideal for the 12-hours drive U> Las Cruces: Wof iathereaV while two stay awake to drive.- Other travelers, all ministerial students, Pare, lift right, Kenneth Saumer, Don Lee, and Jim Brockman. f Photo by. Charles Thomp- HEAR MISSION OFFJCiAli East, West Like Different Worlds, Conventioners Told Bj PHYLLIS NIBLING Hefatier-fitws Slatt Writer No words over the centuries have had more meaning than the words "light" and "darkness" as used by Jesus, Dr. Elmer S. West Jr. told Baptist students here Saturday night. Dr. West, secrelary for missioa- personnel lor the Foreign Mis- sion Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, spoke to about J.500 Baptist Student Union members from 53 college campuses at the convention in the First Baptist Church here. Earlier this year, he visited Bap- tist missions in the Orient during a round-the-world trip. Makes Comparison He compared the privation >nd Ignorance of the East with the plenty ot the West. The comparison was not meant In a "See what we sense, Dr. West said. But the contrast was overwhelming. When he and a fellow minister landed in Catcul.'a, they left the modern, efficiently run airplane and got into an ancient, broken- down taxicab, driven by a turbaned Sikh, who would hardly see for the rain washing against the wind- he related. When the cab reeled iway from the brighlly-lit modern airport Into the narrow, filthy, streets of Cal- cutta, it was like plunging into out- er darkness, Dr. West said. Noi Strict Much "It was like our world, moving uncertainly with little sense of he analogized. "We're peering through glass darkly and we aren't seeing very much." Missionaries are doing a great work in the East, but there are hardly enough of them to even THE WEATHER C. S. DEr-ARTMrXT OF WEATHER ABIU.SF. Y1C1X1TV Fair I wanr.fr Sunday ind NTonday. lltrh tcmrfrjtunr tvth la low MX Low SerJv "ItM U. XORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TF.XVS Fair Ihnwlh Monday; nQd Irmrwc- alarrl. AVD SOITH CENTRAL TF.VAS ttinpttjh Monday; a Ilttte warm- fcrgff. TEMrKRAIVXEil M AM. P.M. 7< 9 TJ 3H ..............VS IS   s-v ..............n 41 n............ 53 S( IP-30....... 71 rtmn frtdwJ at C 30 p.m.: Tt and C. Rlpk ind Jcttr vjtfti UK II and nlcM C.M pm. to- Sonrrl tonlltft pjn. M p.m. '9 count, Dr. West said. In an area which has over half the world's population, there are only five mil- lion Christians. Vie admitted to being shocked by the small number of missionaries which Southern Baptists have sent into the area. The convention has actually lost ground, rather (ban gaining any during the past seven years, be claimed. Appointments have aver- aged only 12 new missionaries per year for the whole area during the past few years, he said. Doctors, Nurses Needed Missionary doctors and Burses are especially needed, Dr. West said. He talked with one American girl who had given up practice here to become n medical mission- ary. She was one of seven doctors in an area of Indonesia with IV, million people. Baptist laymen, "missionaries without who are in the area with the U. S. government or other business, drew praise from Dr. West for their lay work. Dr. West's home is in Richmond, Va. He flew to Abilene for the convention and almost didn't make it, he said. His plane was delayed nine hours from Washington, D. C., because of Hurricane Hazel. Speak Two missionaries to Latin Ameri- ca spoke on Saturday night's pro- gram. They were the Rev. William M. Dj-al Jr., who has been in Guatemala, and the Rev. Robert L. Harris, missionary to Lima, Peru, for three years. Mrs. Dya) was also present. The convention will wind up Sun- day morning with a worship ser- vice beginning at a.m. Texas BSU President Lonnie Kliever will be speaker. He is a Hardin-Sim- mons University ministerial tttt- dent. Delegates will attend Sunday school sessions beginning st a.m. PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Storm's Death Count Communists Get Blame For Strikes LONDON. Oct. 18. Deakin, boss of Britain's biggest trade union, tonight blamed the Communists for London's crippling bus and waterfront strikes. The greatest labor challenge to the Churchill govern- ment since it'came into power three years a grave stage with no sign of a solution in sight. The Cabinet held its third meeting in as many days but an- nounced no new measures. Blames Coramnntsfs Deakin, secretary general of the Transport and General Workers' Union, whose membership is 1ft million, said bolh London strikes Nave arisen from a policy propa- gated by the Communist party. In a speech at a union meeting in Birmingham, he said: "For a long time it has been qulle clear that industrial policies tiave_ been projected by the Com- munist parly which are completely unrealizable, but are designed to destroy the confidence of the rank and file membership in the trade unions by brisging discredit on tht branch officers, executive mem- bers and full time officers of ta union." He The shooting down of those whose point of view a not acceptable to the and Jwir fellow travelers is very much in evidence in the trade onions oday." 15.000 Strike More than members oj Deakin's union are striking against the orders of officials in sympathy with more than members of the stevedores union who are on official strike. In ad- dition there are ship repair workers on strike against the dis- missal of five electricians. About 4.500 tugboat and barge men will strike tomorrow in sym- pathy with the stevedores. The strike began as a protest jy the stevedores against the 'resent system of compulsory overtime. The employers agreed o consider the demand but said the stevedors had to return to work first. The busmen's strike is in pro- esl against new schedules intro- duced by London transport man- agement to try to straighten out schedule disorganization caused by a ban which the workers placed on overtime. The workers objected o the overtime to back up a de- mand for more pay. TEARS RUN DOWN HIS FACE Rep. Stringfellow Repudiates Story of OSS Wartime Service SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. IS Rep. Douglas Stringfellow (R- Utah) tonight repudiated his [tory of wartime sen-ice with the Office of Strategic Services. Appearing on a television pro- gram, the congressman admitted he had seen no service with the OSS. Tears running down his face, he substantiated a story published by the Army Times which questioned Ms service record. He also said he has told Utah Republican leaders he will step aside as for re-election from the Utah 1st Congressional District if they wish him to do so. With him in llie studio when he made the broadcast was Sen. Ar- Ihur V. Watkins The announcement by the 32- j-ear-old disabled war veteran from Ogden stunned his Utah listeners. He was chosen one of the lop 10 men in the United Stales by the junior Chamber of Commerce hsl ye.ir. His nomination for his honor pointed to World War 11 activities which it said resulted In the cap- ture of German scientist Otto Hshn and the unbalancing of the Rich's time (able in trying to perfect the atomic bomb. Stringfollow, who still walks with braces as tho result of wound suffered while clearing i mine d in France, Is married and hu two children, "e was first elected to Congress In 1951 StringftDow Mid tl f cloak and dagger operations Just grew as he embellished It during the course of more than 200 speeches. "I fell into the trap, which in part had been laid by my own glib tongue I became prisoner of my own he said. prayer has finally provid- ed the answer as to whal I should honorably do to set the record he said. "This morning I reached my decision, and I am in this studio tonight for the purpose of giving you the complete truth. "Here are the facts: "I was nevsr an OSS agent. "I never participated in any te- crel-behind-thc lines mission for our government. never captured Otto Hahn or any other German physicist I came before this radio and TV audience tonight a hum- blf, contrite and very repenlant Individual. I have made fome grievous mistakes for which I am truly sorry I wish before my Heavenly Father that I might undo this wrong. I ask your forgiveness snd I sssure you I will spend lifetime repenting and dying to make amends 'I already told the officers of the party if they wish, I will willingly step aside to permit thfm to certify another candidate. If another Is chosen, I will tupport him wholeheartedly. II they M.V! mt to continue, I shall carry on my campaign on my rtcorf la 83rd Congress I shall humbly abide by the decision, of my party and the people ot the 1st District Article The Army Times in its current veterans edition had devoted most of three pages lo a copyrighted ar- ticle captiored "The Strange Case of Congressman Doug Stringfel- low." The article dealt with Stringfel- low's accounts of his wartime serv- ice, as given, the papor said. In articles in Pacific Coast newspa- pers and on a television show (This is Your Life, over NBC) last Jan. M. StringfclloK- had called the Army Times' account an "unfounded at- tack politically inspired." Along with the article the Army Times published a campaign pho- tograph showing Stringfellow with President Eisenhower. Beneath the picture the caption reported that after Stringfellow't television appearance. White House Press Secretary Jamw C, Higer- ty wired him: "Congratulations on the wonder- ful vresentalion of your life n y outstanding accomplish- ments. The President has uked me to extend to you his very beit wishes and Hagerty was advised lontghl Stringftllow's repudiation of Ms clilm to service with the OSS. The While House press secretary said: "We will have no comment: "It It a ptraaal witk hisC HOME CRUMBLES BEFORE home along the ocean front Rives way to high waters and pounding from a 130-mite-an-hour wind that-hit the South Carolina coast Friday. A two-car garage was swept away only .minutes before this PICHITG WHS Ratliff By DICK TAHFLEY Kepwter-Nem Newt Hep. David Ratliff, Stamford radio station awner, Saturday threw his hat in the ring for ttafe senator from the Z4th district. "Quite a number of my friends around over the district have call- ed to remind me that I am the senior member in the House from Jiis district and that I am due the promotion to the he said in a prepared statement. "It Is my intention at this time to make the race." Cwtoclei Railiff and other prospective candidates were telephoned by the Reporter-News Saturday after ru- mors had been current that seve- ral of them would seek the post left vacant by the death this week of Sen. Harley Sadler of Abilene. The Ratliff is com-' ileting his second term in the iouse and is unopposed for re- jection in the genera] election 2. He has not had an oppo- nent during his three races for the louse. Efforts were made to contact hree other House members from this 13-county district who also are unopposed for second terms in the Nov. I election. Rep. Truett Latimer, 26, of Abi- Fire Chiefs to Meet HOUSTON, Oct. 16 W-Tbe five- lay, sist annual conference of the nlemaliona! Assn. of Fire Chiefs opens here tomorrow. Registration is expected to exceed 1.700. Chief Henry G. Thomas, associa- tion president from Hartford, Conn, wit! make his report at Monday's opening general session. NEWS INDEX SICTION A tttr mt Oil 10.11 SECTION I Hit! Trikirtu 4, 11 Oattak 5 Hiitvr, AbiUm 7 Ntw 7 Uitmh t AiwMmeiitt 10-11 SICTION C Mumrn Sfttta In 1 Stun limy S It M I StCTlON D Dim 12 1-5 j 10-11 TV 11 f Hundreds OfOlhen Missing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nightmare of Hurricane Haz- el today turned into a horror" se- quel of floods. Wind-stricken munities in the eastern United States and particularly southern' Canada, floundered amid stamped- ing waters. At least 107 persons were dead Hundreds of others were injured or missing in the ruhble-strewu: wake of Hurricane Hazel And na- ture conjured up new in the surging flood tides. Across' a dozen states was a sav- age, 200-mile-wide swath ot ruin and tragedy. As the big storm re- ceded into northern ing its torrents, rivers and leaped their banks. The million people of Ont., were virtually isolated hy water. Overflowing rivers swept- into suburbs, inundating .streets, homes and automobiles. One ad- joining area of s.OOO nor> 'mally dry land, was a huge lake. The number of drowning i mounted and there no way of estimating tbe final toll. Helicopters and Navy whaleboabt scooted the tobmerged to try and check the, rising Set.- ctaft foriooi trafl REP. DAVID RATUFF citcrc net lene, who had just relumed from Cameron after attending the fune- ral and burial of Sen. Sadler, said "I don't know what to say at this time. I'll just wait and see what develops." He said be had planned to run for tbe Senate in 1957 when Sad- ler's new four-year term expired. Sadler is listed unopposed on the Nov. 2 ballot for his secoad term in the Senate. Gov. Allan Shivers said he would call a special election to replace the late senator, whose district comprises Dickens, Garu, Kent, Stonewall, Borden, Scurry, Fisher, Jones, Shackelford, Howard, Mitchell, Nolan aod Tay- lor Counties. Ntt Set Time of the election is not yet set. However, it will require only plurality to win a majority is unnecessary in s speciil election', slice no runoff is permitted. The election will be for a full four- year term beginning in January. Rep. L. L. Armor of Sweet- water was out of town and could not be contacted. But friends said they doubted he would be a can- didate. Rep. Obie Bristow of Big Spring also was out of town. Friends were uncertain whether he might run for the Senate. Former Stale Sen. Pat Bullock of Colorado City, who retired in 195! before Sen. Sadler took the post, also -could not be con- tacted Saturday morning. Rumors indicate Bullock might consider making the race again in the spe- cial election, but they could not be confirmed. Rice District Judge Sterling Williams. 50, of SnyJer, had been considered prospective for Senate against Sadler, but It hasn't come np for discussion here. It's a little premature." Ha declined to say he would not make Oie race, but pointed out that "Harley's death was so sudden, no one has thought about replacing him yet." Judge Williams, who came into the news last year when he or- dered State Rep. C. F. Sentell of Snyder jailed for contempt of court, is completing the second year of his.four year term as district judge.' He previously -serv- ed four two year terms as state representative from sii counties in the northwest part of the 13- pounty senatorial district (Scurry, Borden, Garza. Kent, Dickens-and Stonewall) CwsUerhc Rube L. D. Bailiff, 45, 'Spur attorney and brother ai Rep. .David Ratliff of Stamford, said he and his law partner, Dickens County Attorney A. W. Walker, 28, had been con- sidering rimcing for UN vacant Senate seat. L. D. was caried when 'reports in Abilene indicated be was a likely candidate. When told his brother had indicated he probably would be a candidate, L. D. said be definitely would not enter the race if David did. L. D. Mid he also doubted that Walker, would consider running against David Ratliff. banks, surged w and streets In bias. Pennsylvania, Harykad, Virginia and New York. Rescue crews toiled in rnrixwU, canoes and hipboots to carry fam- lies to safety from houses already wind-battered. As the reports of hurricane dam- ge and distress poured in, gover- ors of three states Maryland and North and South >ealed to the federal goveroment or emergency aid. They said parta f their states were major areas. The storm hit hardest at tht Coastal states, but it also did wide- spread damage inland before Hi remnants plowed into Canada, Tiers, new storm centers gm it second spurt of violence, faded into the oorthlaods. Toll by States The state-by-state unofficial deatk toll left by Hurricane Hazel: New York '15. Virginia 7. Pennsylvania 11. North Carolina IS. Maryland S. New Jersey I. Delaware Washington, D. C, 3. Massachusetts 1. Connecticut i. Canada 30. Power Agreement To Gut Windfalls WASHINGTON, .Oct. W-The Atomic Bterp Coomtssob says that, "after considerable negotia- it succeeded ia writing pro- visions into the controversial Dtx- power contract "which should remove the possibility of "windfalls' to the company In a stai mpubBshed report to Congress, read today by an Asso- dated Press reporter, the AEC de- scribed as oot excessive contract terms permitting the Dbton-Yatps group ta make i Ui-free return of 9 per cent or more on its proposed million dollar investment in a sew power plant the Tennes- see Valley. Ntt Guruteei The AEC said, however, the 9 per cent is not guaranteed and could be higher or lower if changes In construction cost estimates mod- ified the group's investment. Tbe commission saM it balked at the group's original proposal un- der whkh 'the company would haw received profits in ex- of t per cent return oo its: equity (temtmentt with the AEC Saturday if he might enter tbe election. Judge Wffliaau, prorWoK U IhYttinejrt and "I ham'i thoujht designed to eliminate possible ex- cessive profits. H said that tbe commission, "through negotiatioa, has obtained major from the company." i Ctagrew Tha detailed report was sent Congress to explain final negotia- tions for the politically contract. The AEC has not re- leased either document, although both are unclassifisd and pressaro for their publication tppareotl; It mounting. An Associated Press staff writer read both tbe printed contract aad the mirneographe4 AEC report, furnished to him by an' official source. The ivyear contract tht cen- ter of a political storm ealta for the Dixon-Yates group to ftif- nish kilowatts of power from a new steam plant at Memphis. Ark., to be built at an estimated cost-of 107 millke dol- lars. The power would bt jupptled to the Tennessee VsTleT Authority to replace some of tbt TVA tricity used by AEC. Under present the AEC would ATOM, tf   

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