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   San Antonio Express and News (Newspaper) - February 28, 1954, San Antonio, Texas                                Dusty But Cool Weather Stories in Cols. 5 and 8 TWO Great Separate Daily Newspapers Combined Into ONE Great Sunday Newspaper1 Final Edition Copyright, 1954, by Expreif Publishing Co. NO. YEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1954 142 PAGES IN 11 SECTIONS 15 CENTS SECTION A DUST STORM CHOKES SO. TEXAS RETURNEE PW Cpl. Claude J. Batcheldr of Kermit is shown being interviewed by an unidentified reporter on his arrival at McClellan Air Force, Base, California. Batchelor was one of 21 Americans who chose to stay with the Communists, but he later changed his-mind. Wirephoto. RETURNEE PW DUE TOLAHDINS.A. Army Cpl. Claiidc J. Batchelor, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS dis- Bishop Orders Catholic Group To Alter Name By PAUL THOMPSON Staff Writer Archbishop Robert E, Lucy of the San. Antonio Roman Catholic Archdio- cese has ordered the Catho- lic Women's Assn. of San Antonio to drop the "Catho- lic" from its name or face the toughest penalties he can impose. In a letter to be read Sunday at every Mass in all Roman Cath- olic churches of the city, Arch- j bishop Lucey withdraws his sanc- Ition from the group and roundly j denounces its members. "WOE UNTO him who spreads the letter warns, and then directs women of the associ- ation to "cease and desist" from scandal and to strike "Catholic" from the group, title. Failure to comply, the letter states, will bring upon the women "sanctions of canon law." One of these sanctions is excommunica- tion from the Roman Catholic Church, The letter does not give particu- lars of the "Scandal." However, the prelate pulls no punches in criticizing tie women for what he claims has discourtesy to the cloth and refusal to take orders from constituted church authori- ties. The archbishop's position, ac- cording to a church official: "If these women don't wish to func- who led the pro-Communist Amer- ican war, was sched- uled to arrive in San Antonio at 10 p.m. Sunday on an American patch further quoted Batehelor as saying he had been told he prob- ably would not be court-martialed for his aid to the Reds. .Airlines flight en route to his home "1 knew before I came back that fn'TCermit. The' lanky, 23-year-old soldier arrived at Travis Air Force Base, Caiif., Saturday and declared, "I would like to do something' to make up for what I did for the Commies." PW, Family Set Meet BY AS80CTATED PRESS KERMTT, Feb.- In Cpl. Claude Batchelor's family except his 3-year-old brother Mike and a married sister will meet ex-P.W. in El Paso early Sunday. Mike has the measles. The mar- ried sister lives in Calumet City, there ;would be a lot of resent- ment, but I -had to come back he said in an. interview after lie collected in back pay from about he had com- ing. "I don't know what to expect in my home town of Kermit, Texas. My mother wrote to me and says, everything will be okay. But I don't quite know. DOWNTOWN DUST cut down visibility to only about four blocks Saturday afternoon at the height of the dust storm. Photo above shows E. Travis St. from Alamo St. Outlines of buses and cars barely can be seen at St. Mary's St. and are almost completely in- visible at Soledad St. tion as a Catholic group, then the church washes its hands of the whole outfit." Shivers Election Bid Gets Boost Other Demo Story, Page .78 COMPILED FROM PRESS DISPATCHES MINERAL WELLS, Feb. 27.- Gov. Allen Shivers and the Texas AT A'MEETING of the women's Democratic party he heads ac- association last Tuesday quired a blood transfusion here Monsignor Patrick Gcehan, vicar Saturday, general of the San Antonio arch- diocese, read a similar letter- also signed by tie to some 100 members. When he 'finished reading, the monsignor walked out of the meeting. He was followed by Mrs. En- rico Liberto, first vice-president of the group, -and about 25 mem- bers. Mrs. C. M. Hargrove, the presi- Shivers called them to his' side. SHIVERS asked for it in a bid for support that erased just about all doubts he to remain party chfeftaJn by seeking re-elec- tion as governor. His speech closing the two-day Delegates to a state convention I meeting climaxed vyhat many re- of Young Democrats gave it in a garded as a dress rehearsal of .cheering, tumultous ovation as :ALL I can say about my future dent, remained inside with most plans is that I would like to do something to; make up for what I did for the Commies. I don't know yet what that could be. "The important thing is that Americans fight Communism. I have given the matter a lot of thought, but I don't know yet how it can be done the most effective (way." Asked to explain why he origi- nally went over to the Communist side. Batclielor said: Naguib Back As Egypt Head BY ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt, Feb.' 27.-The threat of a revolt in army ranks forced Egypt's young military rulers Saturday night to restore popular Gen. Mohamed Naguib to the presidency. An army spokesman said Lt.- Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser, who engineered Naguib's ouster on San Antonio Express and San! Thursday, would be prime min- of the other members and some of the other officials, all of whom, according to Mrs. Hai grove, de- See BISHOP, Page 9A Spellman Visit Stories Praised Antonio News coverage of the Batchelor, who decided to stsy with his Communist captors in Korea and then changed his mind New Year's Day, is due to ar- rive at El Paso early Sunday, He plans to spend the day there and then fly to San Antonio Sun- day 'night His mother, father and five tirotherg and sisters will be on hand to meet him. Korea Clothing Drive Set Today With military installations play- Ing a leading part in the cam- paign, San Antonio' will .stage a for Korea" collection drive Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The collections are to be on a dobr-to-door basis and residents are urged to have their contribu- tions ready. They may be .left on front porches for the collectors. Usable clothing of all kinds is be- "THE WHOLE story would be I recent visit of Francis Cardinal almost a book. It's far too long a story to try to tell anybody now. "The Communists did very well in then; indoctrination at the start, but as time went on they did even better convincing us how wrong they were." Batchelor said he would ..tele- phone his patents leave Saturday night for Brooke Army Hospital at San Antonio. After a checkup at' Brooke, Batchelor probably will be given the usually 30-day leave. He said intelligence officers who Interro- gated him had told him they did not think martialed. he would be court- Spellman Saturday drew praise from Most Rev. Robert E. Lucey, j Archbishop of San Antonio. The letter to Bill Bellamy, manag- ing editor of San Antonio Express, read: "This letter will convey to you my very sincere appreciation of the you ____ recent visit of His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Spellrnan, arch- bishop of New York. We feel that appropriate courtesies were ex- tended to this distinguished Churchman in good old Texas style and we want you to know that we are grateful to you for your fine cooperation." generous cooperation which extended to us during the New Features Due on Radio As KTSA Joins ABC Network Fast-moving entertainment and the best possible coverage of usaoie u. and sporting events will become available to San Antonians ing soucht, in addition to flat-land South Tesans at 8 a.m. Monday when Radio Station KTSA heeled shoes, bedding the American Broadcasting Company network. Mom, pop, and all the kids will be in for a treat at_550 on your blackets.- Most of the more than dial with such nationally-popular favorites as Don McNeil's Break- what will happen later this year in senior party affairs. Other significant developments included: 1. An admission by Tennessee Gov. Frank Clement, who re- mained loyal to the party in 1952, that there is room for disagree- ment within Democratic ranks. CLEMENT'S address, delivered immediately prior to Shivers', was to the effect that although Shivers and his supporters might be wrong their right to disagree with na- tional leadership should be re- spected. 2. A reorganization and reacti- viation of the Texas Young Demo- cratic movement, dormant since the last state convention was held in 1949. The new movement was after Shivers' Democratic enemies stole a march last year by attempting to create a fresh junior party. vShivers made it plain in his speech he regarded the ill-fated was t a k e n _ to j gesture as an attempt to em- 'preserve the j.Darrass him personally, unity of the lia- tion." But even before the radio spread word, thou- of cheer- Egyptians islet. Before Thursday Naguib held both posts. AN OFFICIAL announcement broad cast to Egypt's millions said the decision urb. There before ,house a Cairo sub- smiling general, gathered Naguib's under house arrest since Thurs- 100 trucks volunteered for the door-to-door pick-up will come from the military and the re- mainder from business firms. Twenty trucks have been volun- teered by the National Guard and 28 by Fort Sam Houston, Brooke ,'Army Hospital and Fort Sam mil- itary' police, while many others '.will come from Lackland, Kelly, Brooks and Randolph A.F.B.'s. Today's Chuckle Yawl: Pronoun from below the Miion-IHxon lint. v fast Club and Ozzie and Harriet. ALSO FOR THE missus are daytime serials such as My True Story. Grand Central Station, and Modern Romances. Junior won't want to miss The Lone Ranger, and for mystery fans there'll be Private Eye and Mystery Theatre. Martin Block, America's most famous disc jockey, will also be heard over KTSA. For sports fans the inimitable Bill Stern is scheduled, as well as the "Cavalcade of Stars" with Don Dunphy and Win Elliott each Friday from 9 to n.m. AT THE same time, officials of KTSA have announced ex- panded coverage of local events and news, gathered by the com- bined organizations of San Antonio Express, San Antonio News, and KTSA personnel. See page 8-H for pictures and additional story on what station officials call "the most important change in our 26 years of broad- casting." day, slipped a brown bathrobe over his pajamas and waved to his-people from the terrace. In the streets of Cairo, where a few hours before armed police and soldiers stood guard to pre- vent possible rioting, scores of impromptu parades started, with the enthusiastic crowds shouting such slogans as "God and "No Revolution With- out Naguib." Tears of joy ran down Naguib's cheeks as, he told a reporter, "We must all sacrifice ourselves for the sake of Egypt. This dissension jis a tempest in a teapot." Naguib, 53, wore his major gen- eral's uniform as he waited to be called before a meeting of the 11; member revolutionary council. THE REVOLUTIONARY Coun cil of young military leaders an- nounced early Thursday that Na- guib had been removed dent and premier because he wanted to assume the powers of a dictator. The bitter split within the coun- cil'leaked to the public Saturday morning as 36-year-old Nasser moved up tanks and field guns to guard army headquarters. WITH THAT, he gave his open blessing to the-delegates, who al- most without exception came from clubs friendly to him. The result was to deliver into conservative hands a potent in- strument for helping that faction of the senior party hold control in precinct, county and sta'te con- Sce DEMOS, Page 9A Sky to Be Dusty, Day to Be Cooler Skies that .would be clear but for the dust invasion and cooler temperatures are forecast for San Antonio .and South Texas Sunday. The 'Rio Grande Valley swel- tered in record heat Saturday with Brownsville experiencing a high of temperature for February since Feb. 20, 1912. Predicted high and low tem- peratures in Rio Grande Valley towns Sunday- are: Brownsville, 64-58; Harlingen, 83-58; Edtaburg, 63-57; McAllen, 63-57; Mission, 63- 57; Raymondville, 62-57; and Rio Grande City, 62-52. TEMPERATURES. SATURDAY 5 a.m.......55 3 p.m...... .88 6 ajn....-.-..54 4p.m.......84 7 a.m.......53 5 p.m.......81 8a.m.......53 6 p.m.......75 9 a.m.......59 7 p.m.......71 10 a.m.-......77 8 p.m.......66 11 sum'.'..'....82 9 p.m.......61 12 noon......84 10 pjn.......54 lp.m.......85 llp.m.......52 jp.m.......85 12midt......49 MASKED TRAFFIC COP, Bill Krai, fights the dust at the Houston and St. Mary's St. intersection Saturday afternoon at the height of the city's dust storm. He directed traffic with a handkerchief over his face, copying many wind-blown Photos. Gale Force Winds Cover With Dust Mantle 'All Clear' Not Forecast Until Monday A choking pall 'of dust swirled into San Antonio about 3 p.m. Saturday, cutting visibility 'to a mile and shrouding the area in the worst dust storm in years. An "all clear" is not expected until Monday, the weather bureau advised. THE DUST first became no- ticeable about 11 a.m., weather- men said. The duster was not' expected to abate appreciably un- til about 5 a.m, Sunday. At that visibility should increase to five miles. Planes went on instruments as contact flying was curtailed by the weathermen said. At nearby Fredericksburg at noon, visibility was one-half mile to a mile. The dusty, gusty norther whipped out into the Gulf Satur- day night after dirtying up most of Texas. BUT SNOW flurries and clean air swinging in behind the front 'swept the skies clean in the Pan- handle, much of the Plains coun- try and part of North Texas "You can see all the way to the a jubilant Amarillo New reporter said just before nightfall Saturday. Snow which melted as it fell washed trees and shrubs clean of a week's accumulation of ciust. The Panhandle had been swept" Friday night with 50 miles an hour winds carrying heavy dust whicH reduced visibility to two blocks. Saturday night, however, It was South Texas and the coast which was feeling the brunt of the duster. AS THE norther blew into Hous- ton Saturday afternoon skies got dirtier even than in the great duststorm of Feb.. 19." Beaumont also reported the dust there late Saturday was "as bad- as or worse" than the Feb. 19 storm. Lubbock had clear skies Satur- day night, but farther south at Midland a heavy 'sandstorm cut visibility during the day to a mile. At nightfall visibility lengthened to four miles. THE ONLY precipitation re- ported by the weather bureau were sprinkles at Wichita Falls. Childress Wells. How- ever, snow in the Panhandle away from the bureau's recording stations ranged up to two inches. The Amarillo weather bureau, however, said the Panhandle's freedom from dust may not last long. City Northerly winds hitting' gale velocity in gusts sandblasted San Antonio and vicinity' Saturday night, snapping utility lines and pumping dust through every crack of every building. The big wind swept in about 7 p.m., the weather bureau re- ported. Winds averaged 30 miles an hour, rampaging up to 52 miles in gusts. Gale velocity is defined as winds between 39 and 54 miles an hour. Strong, steady winds of 30 miles were expected to howl throughout the night, dying down Sunday afternoon. SOUTHWESTERN BELL Tele- phone Company called In twoj Allergic to Dust; Inside Home Stay Dr. George W. Rice, city health director, Saturday night offered this advice to San Antonians: "The duxt condition acts near- est the respiratory tract. If a is allergic. to dust he crews to restring broken lines. Service was reported disrupted on the West Side and near the In- ternational Airport. A phone cable was believed down between here and Univer- sal City. Service requests doubled the normal night's work load, the dis- patcher said. He blamed the wind for the extra load, PUBLIC SERVICE Company lineman- were also on the job, re- storing service in Allena Village which .was in darkness for'30 minutes, Dell and in. the vicinity of Jones Ave. Most of the P.S.C.'s trouble came from, broken wires. A few transformers were blown out, but no utility poles were reported down. At the Herbert Hyman Stock Farm, between Lytle and LaCoste on the southwest county line of Bexar County, "it was pretty rough." Hyman said, "This is the worst I've seen in a Jong time." i HIS STOCK STILL grazed cnj oats and clover, seemingly, heed-1 INSIDE TODAY: A SECTION: Local, state, nation- al, international news; page, 10-A. B SECTION: General news sec- tion: editorials, Views of News, 4-B; comment and opin- ion, 5-B; business and markets, 8-B; Deaths, 6-6. C SECTION: Classified advertis- ing. D SECTION: Men's and sports. should not go. outside until the j jess Oj. howling duster. 'duster' subsides, unless he has I '-They appeal- in good shape and j a mask of some kind. A gaze I haven't noted any in! mask should be sufficient. The best advice 'to those are al- lergic Is to stay in until the condi tion passes." them he said. 1 through 7-D; farm and ranch, 8-D; oil, J-D. E SECTION: Chatterbox and Postscript columns; engage- weddings; fashions, clubs, churches; F SECTION: Worry Clinic; Hirst's advice to lovelorn; in. formation for parents; radio- TV, 3-F and movies, amusements, 6-F and 7-F. G SECTION: .Homes, MJ, 2-G, 3-G, 10-G; gardens, 5-G, 8-G, 7-G; Hi-Notes, 4-G; real estate and building, do-it-yourself, 8 and 9-G. H SECTION: Portrait of Alamo, 1-H; fmihlons, medicine. Uncle Ray's .Coner, Z-H; Our Towns, 3-H; recipe contest. Teen-Age Mail, photography. 4-H; South Texas Churches. Minutes a Day, 5-H: Crossword Pujzle, 6-H; drama, hooks, stamps, rec- ords, music, 7-H; radio, Earl Wilson. Sheilah Graham, ,8-H; pets, dog column, 10-H. However, Hayman first THIS WEEKMAGAZINE and II pages-of color comics. See DUST, Page 9A   

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