Charleston Gazette, February 1, 1954

Charleston Gazette

February 01, 1954

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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1954, Charleston, West Virginia More PAID subscriber! in West The Charleston Gazette The State You Read or See the Big INS, UP, Acme Established 1873. Five Cents. Charleston, West Virginia, Monday Morning, February 1, 1954 20 Sections FORECAST: Cloudy, milder this afternoon. (Details on Page 10) County Plans Vote Machines For Primary However, Bartlett Says Backlog of Orders May Delay Court Purchase By Lewis Abbot (Staff Writer for The Gazette) The Kanawha County Court plans to get as many voting machines for the August pri- mary as possible and hopes to have enough to cover the coun- ty by the November election, Court President Bruce Bartlett said yesterday. He indicated, however, that there may be a delay in obtain- ing the machines because of a backlog of unfilled orders. "It is my understanding: that there is a shortage of the ma- chines throughout the country because of a large number of orders placed by the county governments of other Bartlett said. Bartlett said that the County Court will begin studying the various machines available im: mediately, and will ask for bids on them as soon as they can. Kanawha County voters a p proved a special property tax, levy to raise funds for the pur- chase of voting machines Satur- day by a landslide of favorable votes. Four Precincts Uncounted With all but four of the county's 307 precincts counted at midnight Saturday, the vote was for to against the levy. The last four will be counted today. In only 15 precincts the meas- ure failed to gain approval, and in 15 other precincts every single voter approved the pur- chase. In a referendum on the use of the machines, which did not pro- vide means of financing their purchase, in connection with the Precinci-by-precinct tally of the Saturday's vote will be found on page 7, Bricker Accepts New Bill, Seeks President's Support Ike May Give Red Plan Hope Far Unifying Germany West Envoys OpinionToday OnCompromise Snub Molotov U. S. to Bear Most of Cost Pact Blueprint Of New Bases n. r ,T. WASHING iON, Jan. 31 Big Joiir Ministers Britain will bear only 40 per cent Will Meet First Time !of the cost of 19 British bases to T T, e be used by the U. S. Air Force, 111 Kussian Sector was disclosed today. Plans had s_ been made earlier for the cost to borne equally. BERLIN, Jan. 'Project Sight9 Organized Cops Rally Aid For Blind Couple By James A. Haught (Stdff Writer for The Gazette) ,11 11 j. i-iT j. 14.! uncKer aia not give any mi- An anonymous telephone call to police neadquai-ters Jasti mediate details of the proposed Senator Withholds Details of Measure To Alter Constitution WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 John W. Bricker (R-Ohio) said tonight a com- promise on his controversial treaty making constitutional amendment has been drafted which he will accept if Presi- dent Eisenhower supports it. Bricker did not give any im- sia's V. U. was ready: night started a soliciting campaign which netted and: compromise and declined to say tt what his course of action will UP Telenhoto GETTING ACQUAINTED witli her newly adopted son, Ke Pil Kim, is Mrs. Katherine Pond of La Mesa, Calif. The five-year-old Korean War orphan arrived yesterday at San Francisco aboard the liner President Cleveland. Crew members and passengers aboard the ship nick- named him "little soldier" for his habit of saluting all the uniformed members of the crew, xx today with a plan for divided ;dium bombers. Fifteen of them are Germany's future which left [ready for use. Western diplomats almost ini I" testimony Jan. 8 behind the despair. of the bases are for me- two bushels of groceries for a destitute blind couple. .._t_ nf a VO tj It also started a project which !may restore the sight of the hus-- closed doors of a House appro- priations subcommittee, made Judging from a preview of! public today; total cost was put Spanish Bases, 'No Problem' But U. S. Lacks Permit To Use Them jn War 'Influencers' SaidHolding ft A WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 Jan. the plan given last night byj the Soviet-backed East German j government, the Big Three rep-1 gjneer troop labor. Britain is to resentatives doubted theyj furnish 209 million dollars in would be able to end the di-i usable facilities and 63 million nf this shattprpd landi dollars worth of cash outlay, in vision of this shattered iana; to free land. by any agreement with the So-j Brig> Gen Stanley T. Wray, viet Union in the foreseeable Deputy director of Air Force in- future jstallations, said the two govern- ..'merits had reached a new agree- Molotov has promised to submit: ment on cost.sharing, his plan to the American, British, ..Bas-ically he said, "it simply and French foreign ministers Qur impression that the Kingdom Here's how it happened: About 6 p. m., an anonymous caller told Desk Sgt. O. D. Bless- ing: "There's a blind couple living at 211 Brooks St. who need help bad. Why don't you see if some- thing can be done for i Answering the call, Sgt. Van Brown and Patrolmen Bob Sig- mon and Bernard Settle went to the address, where they found Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ross living in a tiny upstairs room _ Senate investigating unit report-; their conference tomorrow. after they head into the second-; ,nd probably decisive week not permit the 50.50 cost session that they expect "no; devices by a to vote. The special levy approved Sat- urday is expected to raise for the purchase, storage, and upkeep of the machines. Bartlett said that the County Court hopes to purchase a minimum of 500 machines, which ,he said costj around, each! A tabulation -ol the county's 307 precincts 'indi- cated that about 87 per- cent of those who went' t6 the' polls Sat- urday approved the levy. (Please Turn to Page 10 Col, 3) 15 Persons Die InBusCrackup TROIS RIVIERES, Que., Jan. 31 persons were killed late Saturday when a bus burst into flames after colliding with truck near Yamachiche, 15 miles west of Ten persons were Injured includ- ing the drivers of both vehicles. handle the affairs of enemy-owned i rumors _ _ i iimn-tiG o.j.iCJit o v. pioblem" about the use of Spanish ;DUSmess enterprises bases in an emergency. But they; during the war. completely the an't'f British are contributing a 400-mile U. S. Loyalty Procedure Hit Americans By-Passed On U. N. Employment be if the President dpes not endorse it. The Ohioan said he has gone over a draft of the compromise resolution with both Republican and Democratic leaders. Bricker commented: "It is satisfactory to me. I will agree to it if the administration will support it." The modified version of the Bricker resolution, is presently in President Eisenhower's hands. He WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (ffl-In-jmay tell congressional leaders at _L j his weekly legislative White vestigatmg congressmen reported Monday if it is today that delay in loyalty clear- ances for Americans is giving Unit- of foSd and a week ed Nations jobs in Europe to other behind on the rent. nationals "who probably involve a The couple, both sightless, told much greater risk" for U. S. in- the officers their only income is a j.eresj.s meager per week Mrs. Ross Recruitment o{ Americans (or 10 specialized U. N. agencies "has been drastically curtailed" and in some is "practically said an agreement with Spainj On the other hand, it said the.'jar-the talks. at Elvineton Stanstead would be necessary first these Last week Secretary of Air and financially sound bot made it plain that the United within the restrictive limits States would' expect to use the i government operation." "East called on au cuzenb, WQ condition. He added: to take Part in a reconstruction; ft t j- think ooerationsow. You could not bases in the event of war. ;going to stop he The report, from a Senate Ju- diciary subcommittee, brought to j Communist newspapers T T an end a lengthy probe of the Jus- asked. Later he issued.a formal Department's Alien Property statement that the United States and its administration of would live up to its agreements about half a billion dollars worth The Rev. Marcel, one of six Ro-, man, Catholic priests from nearby Pointe au Lac, traveling in a sec- ond bus a short distance behind, braved the flames to drag two of the passengers to safety. Many of the victims were pinned in their seats and died in the flames. Others perished as tried to batter their way through the emergency door, locked shut by the truck resting against the side of the bus. The dead included one child, who was hurled free of the bus but died In a snowbank beside the road. Only one of the victims could be removed from the bus; the others were pried -out after the bus was towed to the morgue in Trois Rivieres. An inquest was opened immedi- ately to identify, the victims, but those who filed through the morgue could name only nine of the dead. Police said it might be days before all victims are identified. The bus was believed to have been carrying 35 or .40 people. with Spain. These provide that wartime use is subject to mutual agreement. The State Depart- ment had no comment on Tal-. bot's remark at the time. It appeared from a text pub- lished today that the same question had arisen at an executive session of a House Appropriations subcom- mittee on Jan. 7. Rep. Cederberg (R-Mich) said: "I would like some clarification on our .ability to use these bases in time of war. I think we ought to have a clarification from some- You could not do to earns working in a city laundry. Until last month, the husband had operated a refreshments stand in a downtown office building, but (Please Turn to Page 10 Col. 8) 7 Top Firms Pool Iran Oil body on that very item, because I cannot see building these bases un- less we have an ironclad agree- ment that we can use them in case of war." The Defense Department, with the State Department's approval, subsequently submitted the follow- ing statement to the subcommit- tee: "As the base agreement states, the time and manner of any pos- sible wartime use will be mutually agreed upon. From the discussions we have had on this point, we feel assured that there would be no problem regarding effective use in time of emergency, and that U. S. interests in this regard are fully protected." of seized assets in this country. The investigation was launched in the previous Congress after Sen. Wiley (R-Wis.) charged that the Truman administration had used the APO as "a super gravy train" to channel plums and pa- tronage to favored friends. The subcommittee originally was headed by the late Sen. Willis Smith (D-NO.'He was succeeded as chairman by Sen. Dirksen (R- 111) after the Republicans took con- trol of Congress last year. The group's recommendations, highlighted by a proposal that pri- vate property confiscated under the Trading With the Enemy Act je returned to individuals not con- victed of war crimes, were dis- closed a few days ago by Dirksen. The report itself, however, was not available until today. sector this week. The ministers will assemble in! the massive granite-grey Soviet Embassy on Unter den Linden" where Hitler's legions used to! march. The first week's sessions; held in the Allied Control Authority Building in the Ameri- (Please Turn to Page 10 Col. 6) Vietnam Desert 38 Front Posts, Switch to Reds SAIGON; Indochina, Jan. 31 French authorities disclosed today Vietnamese troops, won over by Commu nist propaganda, have abandoned 38 outposts in Cochin China south of Saigon and deserted to the Vietminh. In an attempt to check the de- Today's Definition Parrot The only creature with the power of speech that is content to repeat what it hears without trying to exaggerate it. Cads, Schemers Scolded The APO acquired control of 469 business anterprises, in addition to real estate, patents and other en- emy assets. The subcommittee's 76-page report reviews the opera- ion of these companies, the per- sons selected to run them and the (Please Turn to Page 10 Col. 7) Butter Props Due to Bend WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 mountains of butter now piled up under government 'loans, Sen. Aiken (R-.Vt) predicted today that the.level of government price sup- ports on it will drop. Aiken, chairman of the Agricul- ture Committee and a longtime Blast Kills 4 In New Haven NEW HAVEN, Conn., oil companies to create an inter- established by the State Depart- national "consortium" to n__i Iran's oil output. persons were killed to- day and three others miraculous- ly escaped death when a three story house in New Haven ex- ploded and burned. The blast blew out windows in houses in several surrounding blocks'. An official of the New Hav- en Gas Co. said the explosion was caused by gas leaking into the basement of the house from a split gas main. The spokes- man said that the frozen ground prevented the gas from escap- ing into the air, and. that the fumes followed the path of least resistance probably along an improperly installed sewer the basement. A neighbor who was thrown but of bed by the explosion said the house was enveloped in a sheet of flame by the time she got to window. Minutes later, one side wall fell out and the roof collapsed. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 United States has cleared the way for American, British and Dutch acceptable to him. Would Curtail Power The chief executive bluntly de- clared his opposition to the Brick- er proposal "in its present (as introduced) charging that it would curtail the presidential power to conduct foreign policy. Debate on -the resolution call- ing for a new amendment to the Constitution began in the Senate last week. It requires approval by because clearances have taken as much as six months, a IJouse Foreign Affairs subcommittee said. The group said this poses a se- rious threat to the technical leader- ?hip heretofore neld by the United States in European U. N. activi- ties ranging .-from agriculture. to public health' The three-man subcommittee fully endorsed the loyalty program a two-thirds majority in both !the House and Senate before it jean be submitted to the states. If i three-fourths of the latter ratified lit, the amendment would become .Ipart of the Constitution. 1 Bricker said he believes tt possible to reach a compromise with the President on his res- olution. He added: "I am satisfied that any com- promise will meet the cardinal principles which I have in mind." He was asked what would be N. employes. It requires a full investigation and clearance of Americans to be employed by the U. N. or any of its agencies. 'In no the report said, "should the standards estab- lished by those procedures be low- ered or relaxed." The subcommittee proposed a further study of the problem "in view of the fact that the interna- tional organizations reserve an in- dependent position on the hiring of a United States citizen even in the case of an adverse loyalty report on such an individual." For the fection, French Union and loyal Vietnamese units have be_en rushed to the area. Authorities said 26 deserters and 20 suspect- ed Vietminh irregulars have been picked up. The report caused considerable anxiety in Saigon. This part of Cochin China has been quiet for about a year, during which there has been no notable military ac- tivity. Cochin China is the southern province of Viet Nam; Annam and] Tonkin are the other two. Counter-Attack Launched Meanwhile. Vietnamese authori-j parents'On the ground floor ties ordered mountain troops mo-1 j bilized in the Sedang region about isurvjved Mr.' and Mrs. Charles Gold- field, who lived on the third floor of the residence and Mar- Brown, 18, who lived with friend of dairy producers, told aUort to divert French Charles Epstein, residents Red Press Hits Scoundrels Who Deceive Soviet Women MOSCOW, Jan. 31 (ffl The So- viet press is denouncing illicit love, especially in high places. It wants traveling men to spare the honor of Soviet women. The newspaper Tadjikistan Communist, recently published a solemn warning to Russian wom- en against engaging in love af- fairs with married men, even .though they hold important places in the Communist party or trade unions. TadzhiMstar> Communist scolded the men guilty of immorality, es- pecially those who beget illegiti- mate children and then refuse to aid the mother and children, said: It features of the Soviet woman The paper cited the cases of six women who had borne chil- dren to married men, were de- serted by them, and then tried to get the philandering gentlemen to do right by the women. Tadzhikistan Communist showed that men can be heels. It cited the case of Sasha, whose first letters to Nadaya were "tender and sad. (Sample: 'I walk from corner to 300 miles northeast of Saigon to counter an offensive launched there four days ago by the Vietminh rebels. The rebel forces, pulling back from the Annam coast, where a French Union offensive is in progress, thrust columns into the The three were so dazed and" shocked b'y the experience that none of them were able to give coherent accounts of how they escaped. The trio was treated for shock at St. Raphael's Hos- pital and then released. The move is regarded as a ma- jor step to settle the bitter British- Iranian nationalization dispute which has paralyzed the vast oil installations in Iran for nearly three years. Atty. Gen. Brownell, acting un- der direction of the top National Security has granted five big American o_il companies immunity from anti-trust prose- cution in order to allow them to join the combine. The American companies are re- ported to be Standard Oil of New Jersey, Standard Oil of California, iulf Oil, The Texas Co., and So- cony Vacuum. Under a plan now being dis- cussed, these five American firms would join with the British govern- ment-dominated Anglo-Iranian Co. and Royal Dutch Shell to move and distribute Iran's nationalized oil production. Many months of negotiation are in prospect yet, both among the companies and between the British and Iranian governments before the plan can be put into effect. Top American officials, how- ever, are confident this approach eventually will splve the Iranian oil crisis. Herbert Hoover Jr., special petroleum adviser to Sec- retary of State Dulles, is now in London discussing the plan ;Tn RHK" Train with British government and 11V1Y i I dill company officials. mountainous plateau country Miss Brown's parents, Edward around Sedang in an apparent ef- 52, and Esther, 47, and Mr and reporter Jhat he expected the pres- ent price support of about 67 cents a pound to be cut to _56 or 60 cents. Secretary of Agriculture Ben- son, under existing law, will set the price support level effective April 1. .About, a year ago Benson con- tinued for one year the 90 per cent of parity level that had operated during the Korean War. Parity is a regulated price used for govern- ment loan and support programs intended to give a product a stable purchasing value. Benson, Aiken and most other lawmakers agree that the vast stocks of butter, cheese and other dairy products that' have accumu- lated under government supports French sources said the Vietminh have one or two regiments there. 'Do Unto Others corner, how terrible, as if I havejare a major headache. lost everything 'We do not at all intend to de- lend either highly placed comrades who use official journeys for more than objectionable 'entertainment' or citizens who "between business' drop in to see any woman who has enticed them and who thus become fathers 'in passing.' Their criminal lack of responsibility can- not' be and is not justified. "But to an equal degree there can be no justification for those who forget that high principles, honesty, modesty, moral purity shall not shun this woed! must be the distinctive I walk like a "I'm certain that butter supports must go down to 75 or 80 per cent of Aiken said. Even this lower level is not ex- pected to solve the problem of gov- ernment-held surpluses which now total 265 million pounds of butter, 260 million pounds of cheese and 425 million pounds of dried milk. hen that has lost her chicks.') He also sent ardent and strong kisses as he told Nadaya that he misses I his dear little .friend very much." But suddenly Sasha's tone changed. His "dear little friend" had a baby and, the paper report- ed his sixth letter "contained nei- ther tenderness nor sadness. It was very short and very sharp, this last letter! He was very for- mal with Nadaya and reported that 'I am now living with my wife and son. Of course, I am very happy about this because I have always wanted to be With the fam-i Amusements 12 ily. It is now clear that you arrange your happiness to your own desire. As concerns the child, I have satisfied your re- and so live and be happy." Inside Todav of the second floor, were killed in the blast. Golden Rule Really Works, Church Experiment Shows LANSING, Jan. 31 great new peace of mind was the great- est single benefit of living strictly by the Golden Rule for a month. This was the testimony of. mem- bers of the Mayflower Congrega- tional Church at a special service today marking the end of a unique experiment. In both personal testimony and the letters, the theme of a new sense of peace, both personal and worldwide, ran constantly. Better Than Big Four "The said one un- identified letter writer, "led me to know that the Golden Rule coulc bring peace to the world better Other benefits mentioned by ithan all the Big Four conferences those who participated were that ifr0m here to eternjty." family relationships were vastly improved, lives were lifted to' a higher plane, and participants learned to govern their tongues and be more tolerant of others' viewpoints. The Rev. William Hainsworth, market pent last yeaV after congressional the PreVidenTmerV- investigation of some his opposition to the- compromise but did not announce (Please Turn to Page 10 Col. 3) Democrats Urge Jimmy to Drop Congress Try PASADENA, Calif., Jan. (INS) Democratic leaders to- night bluntly asked Jimmy Roosevelt to drop his candidacy present, it added, the U. N. Congress and former actress its agencies have agreed to wait for clearance before hiring Ameri- cans. The congressmen urged a speedup of investigations which they said now take several months for a simple "name check" of an American seeking only a 90-day job. The subcommittee, headed by Rep. Merrow made what it termed the first field study of U. N. agencies by a legislative group from any country last Oc- tober and November. It visited seven West European nations. 54 Dead, 100 Hurt never before said another. Still" another said he enjoyed "peaoe and contentment beyond all understanding." "All of us could have more hap- piness and peace of mind if we pastor of the church, launched the'carried this experiment through experiment Jan. 1. He read some 20 letters and then asked for per- sonal testimony from members of said Mrs. Rexton Smith. A young mother, she added that the month had brought "a new happi- 15 Columnists Comics the congregation. Thirteen of ness to our home." spoke from their places in thei Deacon Ralph Fulkerson testified 6: pews. personally that the month "has More than 50. members, he said, helped our family life very much. is agreed to live for a month making "My wife says she hopes I 12 "a determined effort to live as if keep it up, because I am a lot Editorials Fix It Yourself 14 Obituary 10 Parsons Radio-TV _. ___ _ Sports......... uithose things-we profess to believej Crossw'd PUZzle 14. Women _ i The Justice Department action, officials said, gives the American companies only the right to join the combine. Brownell has re- served the authority to take action against them if they violate exist- ing laws in marketing the oil by such devices as manipulating prices or dividing world markets. The Justice Department granted the immunity because the com- panies, it was said, felt a similar assurance by President Eisenhow- er under the powers granted him. in the Defense Production Act would be insufficient. Company executives pointed out any such White House go-ahead would expire if and when the De- fense Production Act died. There- fore they requested and got a broader immunity, which has no specific time limit. The idea of an international combine to help solve the Irani- an-British oil problem was orig- (Please Turn to Page 10 Col. 8) DunBar Driver Faces, Auto Assault Charge Felonious assault was the charge placed against a Dunbar man yesr terday by an irate Charleston woman who said he twice tried to crash his automobile into the one she was driving. Mrs. Marie Stutler of Edge- wood Acres told police Robert Xee Stalnaker of 439 Twenty- Third St., Dunbar, tried to wreck her car at two places on Bream at the Fifth Ave intersection, then at the Madison Ave. intersection. SEOUL, Feb. 1 (INS) Forty-eight South Kor- eans were killed and nearly 100 injured 'in a collision between a Andrea Leeds denied she is the same woman named in Roose- "kiss and tell" letter in velt's 1945. Culbert Olson, former Cal- ifornia Governor, and Mrs. India Edwards, vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, declared they be- lieved the eldest son of the late Franklin D. Roosevelt would best serve the party by aban- doning 'his candidacy for Con- gress in the 26th California District. This development came hard on the heels of a statement from Mrs. Robert Howard, former ac- tress Andrea Leeds, who told in- terviewers in Palm Springs: "The 'Mrs. Robert Howard' named as one of the women in that letter must be someone else." The former actress, wife of Robert Howard, wealthy South- train and a California automobile agency and hotel owner, said she was making her statement in view of what she termed "comment and day night near Osan, south of Seoul. U. S. Army authorities said no Americans were involved in the tragedy. (Please Turn to Page 10 Col. A_ Few Koreas Are Better Urey Blasts Using A-Bomb For World Peace Weapon CHICAGO, Jan. 31 Dr. Har- old Urey, Nobel Prize winning atomic scientist, asserted today the United States should not adopt the threat of atomic wfcr as its policy for policing the world but should emphasize weapons of more limited scope. IJrey, who helped develop the first atomic bomb, said he is "very unhappy" over what he termed the Eisenhower adminis- tration's threat of massive re- taliation for any new aggression. Speaking on the University of Chicago's Round Table radio broadcast, Urey said: "If we ever get to the place where we use atomic bombs, we can expect World War III with etomic bombs being dropped on us. It's something we should avoid." However, Dr. Hans Morgentnau, director of the university's center for study of American foreign pol- icy, said the threat of U.S. retalia- She signed a warrant chargingiton has been the mSin deterrent T_ _ r Stalnaker with felonious assault' against, aggression in Europe since i terials for the benefit of countries tack, there won't be another Ko- he said. Urey asked what the United States was prepared to do if the Ch-inese launch a strong offensive in Indochina. we propose-to drop bombs on he asked. "If it means we are to pulverize Chinese cities, it means we are going to kill a lot of innocent people and it would be a bad thing to do. people in Asia and Eu- rope would turn against us and there would be many people against it in the United States. "A few Koreas in the future is a better prospect than the start of World War -III." Urey and Morgenthau agreed it would be "a catastrophe" in the light of new American policy if Russia now accepted the Baruch proposals for inspection and limi- tation of atomic material. Urey said he was enthusiastic about President Eisenhower's pro- posals for a pooling of atomic ma- and drunk driving, but officers World -War II. throughout the world but said "it Dorothy Dlx (Please Turn to Page 10 Col. 8) yet. cUJU. UJ. U11R. U.1 1 viiift, wwu n _ said the man had not been appre- "If we say another Korea will has nothing to dp with the mill- be ground for an atom bomb at- ilary problem." ;