Abilene Reporter News, November 20, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 20, 1954

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Issue date: Saturday, November 20, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1954, Abilene, Texas Abilene EVENING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 154 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1954- "PAG I S SECTION! PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAYHk Troop Report Spices Talks WASHINGTON tR-Reports that the Communists have assembled three new divisions in North Viet Nam focused fresh importance on a communique to be issued today at the close of top level French- American talks. French Premier Mendes-France and Secretary of State Dulles held a lengthy huddle on the matter yesterday, authoritative inform- ants said, but so far there has been no official hint on how the two nations propose to meet the reported new threat. The communique also was watched for any indications of how close .Mendes-France and Dulles came to agreement during face-to- face talks this week on Indochina, European and North African problems. Final Meet Set A final Dulles-Mendes-France meeting on "odds and ends" was set for this morning before the French leader's scheduled air de- parture for New York. Mendes-France and Dulles met for yesterday afternoon, virtually finishing their three-day review ol 22 topics ranging around the globe. Among other things, the report- ed creation of three new Viet mmh divisions and movement o: heavy military gear into Red-helc North Viet Nam in violation o! the Geneva peace agreement said to have been discussed b> the Fr e n c h and American dip lomats. The three new divisions would boost the Vietminh total to 11. Two of the new units were saic to be armored. New Offensive? This new development, it was said, raises the possibility of nev offensive intentions by the Reds either through direct military moves or threatened action aimed at bringing pressure to bear against non-Communist South Viel Nam. Dulles and Mendes-France wen understood to have agreed in large part on political and militarj steps to deal with the situation. The political steps reportedly, in eluded ways and means of deve! oping an, effective "anti-Communis government in South Vietnam anc agricultural reform. The milita: measures involve use of availabl military equipment in the south t train and arm units of a nativ anti-Communist army. U. S. Aid Unsure The extent to which a 342-ma: U. S. Military mission in South Vie Nam would participate in or direc the training program has not bee fully resolved, informants said. is regarded apparently as a del cate question. The bulk of the conference tim was understood to have been de voted to Far East problems, a though the French and America leaders were reported to hav Iked about France's troubles ith North Africa, Nationalists nd about Franco-German rela- ons, particularly in relation to e dispute over the coal-rich Saar- nd. Diplomatic informants said Men- es-France has shown a consider- >le degree of agreement with .S. points of view. Dulles was said to have told lendes-France he hopes French lilitary forces in North Africa ould avoid using U.S. arms in ghting Nationalists. But the sec etary of state apparently did not ireaten to cut off military aid i! lis were not done. Mendes-France. was reported il a.m. Relative numldBJ at a.m. N ftr exit. for M COMMUNIST LEADER Junius Irving Scales, dark suit, identified by FBI as leader of the Communist party in Tennessee and North and South Carolina, was arrest- ed on a Memphis street corner Thursday. Bond was set at paratroop division into position for lossible attack against Nationalist outposts off the coast. The Californian said he does not believe this country can brook any Communist advance into the Paci- fic. Continue Support 'We should continue to give log- istic support for Quemoy and the other he said. "But if it should develop that the Commu- nists are mounting a major effort to move out into the Pacific and seize these outposts for an assault on Formosa, we .must not permit them to fall. "Any movement of the Commu- nists "out into the Pacific would not be to the advantage of our in- terests. Theoretically, of course, the loss of the island of Quemoy and the Tachens would not neces- sarily be a fatal blow to Formosa. "But the psychological advan- tage the Communists would gain all over the world would be tre- mendous." Attack Sore Knowland said ho felt that if the Chinese Communists were aware this country would fight to defend the offshore islands they probably would not attack. _ President Eisenhower and Sec- retary of State Dulles, while mak- ing plain it is administration policy to fight in Formosa's defense if necessary, have not been clear on this point as regards the offshore islands. The matter reportedly has been the subject of some argument within the administration. Knowland said he believes Na- tionalist defenses would make Que- moy "a tough nut for the Comm- nuts to crack." ;