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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 15, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLOUDY AND MILDWht *em 3^eporter~i0fttiii MORNING 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SK ETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES** — Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 244 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1954 —TWELVE PAGES >RÌ’CE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Vietminh Troops Close on French H.\NOI, Indochina, Feb. 14 (if)— The French dropped paratroopers on Muong Sai today to try to hold off Vietminh forces closing in on that jungle fortress 60 miles northwest of the Red-menaced royal Laotian capital of Luang Prabang. The paratroop battalion was rushed to Muong Sai—last French strongpoint above the capital—as the encircling rebel force raked it wlih mortar fire. Union war planes rushed to the tixnible point struck back at the attackers. Reds Pushed Back To the northeast, Communist-led Vietminh forces—battered by continuous French ground and air assaults — were reported easing back todav from tlie big northwest bastion of Dien Bien Phu. They have encircled and menaced it nearly three months. A French spokesman said the bulk of the 36.000 rebels, which once had edged to within two miles of the fortress, was withdrawing to hill positions nine miles off. The move indicated the enemy is determined to continue the threat against Dien Bien Phu, even if they never strike. Since last Sunday more than 4.000 tank - supported French ground troops have been thrown into four attacks against the encircling Reds, whose hill positions have been strafed and fire-bombed for 58 straight days by French war planes. French artillery also has poured heavy damage on rebel gun emplacements and entrenchments around the bastion. Both Sides Lose The French said the past week's fighting around Dien Bien Phu has been marked by "losses on both sides.” but that no major battle has shaped up. Some believe the rebels want to see how their southern advance on the royal Laotian capital of Luang Prabang fares before getting too involved at Dien Bien Phu. A French spokesman said the Red 308th Division—pulled out of the Dien Bien Phu siege for the Laos drive—still is a considerable distance from Luang Prabang’s outer defenses. During today’s action the French dropped a battalion of para troopers in Muong Sai, a fortified garrison 60 miles northwest of Prabang which has been cut off by the rebels for the past week, Muong Sai—only strong point the French still hold in the jungle north of Luang Prabang — was raked by mortar fire from encircling Vietminh, Union planes struck at the Red attackers. In central Laos, the French retook without opposition the town of Mahaxay, 30 miles east of Thak-hek on the Mekong River bordering Thailand. Dr. True Dies Ai Big Spring; Rites Tuesday BIG SPRING, Feb. 14 (RXS)— Dr. George Snowden True, 88, Big Spring physician since 1909, died •t 7:4.'5 a.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alllne Williams. Dr. True had been in declining health for the past five years and seriously 111 since June. He had retired from active practice in 1945. He was born Jan, 28. 1866 at West Point, Tenn., coming to Big Spring from Midlothian in 1909. Survivors are a son. A. E. True of Big Spring; five daughters, Mrs. Mildred Lusk, Mrs. Williams. Mrs. I^ta Miller. Mrs. Wanda Griffith, and Mrs. Lucille Boykin, all of Big Spring: 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters. Mrs. Florence Lusk of Belton and Mrs. Mary Lee Franklin of Troy. Final rites for Dr. True will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the First Methodist Church of which he was a member. Officiating will be the Rev. Jordan Grooms. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery under direction of Nalley Funeral Home. Turkish Chief Visits Dattas On U.S. Tour By MARTHA COLE DALLAS. Feb. 14 (iB-The president of Turkey can’t speak English but he has a twinkle in his eye to show he understands American humor. Ask him whether he likes the jeep or the Texas Cadillac l>etter, a reporter said to the mterpreter at a press conference here today. A soft jumble of words, a hurried head-close conference, and the interpreter said: “Both have their uses,” Ask how his wife likes shopping in America. Another soft interchange, a grin from the president, and the interpreter said: "Mrs, Mayar has to speak through an interpreter as 1 do—you can understand the difficulties.” President Celal Bayar of Turkey came into Dallas early today with a numerous retinue of Turkish newspaper reporters, Turkish military escort and diplomatic officials. The Turkish newspaper reporters took notes in Turki.sh—it looked like shorthand. The president sat amiably in the midst of a jungle of reporters, photographers sitting cross-legged on the floor, newsreel and television cameras. His eyes twinkled behind thick glasses with w'ide horn rims, i He stoutly defended his country’s I friendship for America. I Ask him what is Turkey’s feeling I toward America, a reporter asked. The conference again. The answer from the interpreter, Orhran Eralp: “Anti-American feeling in Turkey is inconceivable. Friendship toward America has taken roots in the hearts of the Turkish people. Friend of America “Sometime ago there were one or two attempts against America by good for nothing people. You must view that as acts of Individuals and not as a movement.’’ Would Turkey send troops again in a United Nations action such as she did so splendidly to Korea? “Turkey considers it an honorable duty to act in accordance with her international obligations. She would go with alacrity.” Warren Okay Slowed Down By Righfists WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 i^ — Various cross-currents have combined to slow' action by the Senate Judiciary Committee on President Eisenhower’s nomination of Earl Warren to be Chief Justice of the United States, Eventual confirmation of the nomination, submitted to the Senate Jan, 11, seems certain, even though some senators apparently would not be loathe to find some ground on which to take a public stand against it. Warren, thrice elected governor of California, already is serving as chief justice. He was given an interim appointment last fall while Congress was in adjournment. No senator has come out openly in opposition, but beneath the surface these factors have been at work, accounting in part for the judiciary Committee’s dawdling: 1. Warren's nomination was not received enthusiastically by some senators, both Republicans and Democrats, who regard him as too "liberal.” 2. Some Southern Democrats in the Senate think Warren’s,appointment increases the chances the Supreme Court will uphold pending cases to outlaw racial segregation in the public schools. 3. Some senators were disappointed Eisenhower did not select a chief justice from within the federal judiciary and object to Warren’s lack of prior experience on the bench. To some extent these misgivings overlap, with the same senators privately making all three points. Sen. Langer (R-ND), the Judiciary Commiftee chairman, has indicated he favors Warren, On the other hand, he reportedly is somewhat miffed at the Justice Department’s failure to make some appointments he has recommended. The furthest any members of the Judiciary Committee have gone publicly is to say they would not have selected Warren for chief justice if the choice had been up to them. Although Warren's nomination has been before the committee more than a month now, no date has been set for acting on it. Reds Will Cease Talks Before Freeing Austria Soviet Challenged To Sign Peace Pact Texas Group Due Summer Training WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 More than 50,000 members of the Air National Guard are expected to participate in a schedule of field training announced today for this summer. They include: 136 fighter bomb wing, Texas, at Gulfport Municipal Airport, Gulfport, Miss., June 12-26. FIGL MEETS BIG THREE—Austrian Foreign Minister Leopold Figl, second from right, talks with the Big Three foreign ministers alter thev met for dinner. At right is France s Georges Bidault and second from left is Britain’s Anthony Eden. Soviet Russia refused to sign an Austrian peace treaty after Figl made a plea for his country’s independence at the ministers’ conference table itself. Russia’s action blasted the last chance for European settlement at the Big Four Conference.________ _ REDS RELIGION REVIVED SAFE AFTER FIRE—This little puppy was found apparently unharmed by Fire Lieut. Charles Thomas while searching the smouldering wreckage of an apartment house blaze Friday night in Syracuse. N.Y.. where Carolyn Wagner, 4 died and three persons were injured. Bitter Blasts Aim Congress For Big Fighi WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 {J*l — Communism and economic reces-.sion have emerged as the big issues thus far in the preliminary campaign for control of Congress at the ballot boxes next November. Although no contest that involves all House seats and more than one-third of the Senate can be said to center on even a few specific issues, the developing pattern of political attacks points to an extremely bitter campaign this year. Despite President Elsenhower’s admonition against extreme partisanship, many Republicans are busy trying to hang the label of Communist sympathizers on the Democrats. Fighting back, many Democrats are saying there are signs of a business recession and that only their party has been able to cope with such slumps in the past. Republican attempts to put a Red tag on the opposition seems to the Democrats to be a calculated effort, directed largely by the Republican National Committee. Whether this is true or not. National Chairman Leonard W. Hall has endorsed statements by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis), who has been going around the country making Lincoln Day speeches on the theme of "20 years of treason” under Democratic rule. The GOP National Committee enlisted McCarthy, who heads the Senate Investigating Committee; Chairman Jenner (R-Ind) of the Senate Internal Security Committee, and R. W'. Scott McLeod, State Department security officer, as the stars of its banquqet circuit. Model Communist Exposed As Religious Freocher Bv TO.M REEDY BERLIN, Feb. 14 (AP)—Russia chose tonight to break off the Big Four foreign ministers conference in Berlin on Thursday rather than grant independence to Austria. The West, through IJ. S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, challenged Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov to sign an Austrian treaty by 3 p.m. Thursday Berlin time or else admit that further talk is useless. Reds Challenged Dulles offered to accept the Russian version of the disputed articles in the Austrian treaty, but Molotov would have none of it. He insisted on his newest plan that would entrench the Red army in Au.stria indefinitely. After many words on this topic and also a demand the Big Four submit the Trieste problem to the United Nations Security Council before acting on Austria, Molotov subsided. .\s today’s chairman, he announced the Berlin conference would end Thursday after 23 working days in which there was no progre.ss on anv of the points on the agenda. L»«t Ditch Effort By RICHARD KASICHKE MOSCOW, Feb. 14 (4V-The Soviet press has exposed a "base mas The Literary Gazette joined Komsomol Pravda, Communist youth newspaper, in calling nician who was a model Communist on weekdays and a religious preacher on Sundays! The young man, one Andrei Semkin, 26, was considered a bright student of materialism and an ardent party membe:’, deliver- against religion, especially against letUng it entice Soviet youth. It summed up Semkln’s case: “A double-dealer and obscurantist lives for five years among them (Communist party officials) and conducts his base masquerade while party officials are smiling complacently and latisfying themselves with his political notes and his question sheet (on Marxist .studies). They forgot they must fight unceasingly against those remnants of the past. . . . which Semkin sows from his pulpit in Kolodnya. mg lectures on Marx-Lenln-Stalm- CK|I EC' HOME ENTERED ism to his fellow workers on w^k-    J     — High School Youths Admit 3 Burglories days. But on Sundays? The Literary Gazette exposed his activities in an article entitled "The Preacher of Kolodnya,” referring to a small town    near Smolensk where he operated    under the noses of local Communist party officials "asleep in their offices’’; Strange Worshipper    .................. "One Sunday    morning three j    Monday night    were    solved with women appeared    on one of the j    arrest    of    two    Abilene    High streets of Kolodnya. They weren’t:    seniors    by    city    police    about like our working women, who usu-jj ^ Sunday, ally hurry to work. But their ap-; pearance was queer — shawls Three burglaries committed here pulled low over their foreheads, hand.s crossed on their breasts, a Also reported to police Sunday were burglary of three Abilene residences, one of which was the SUNDAY: 84 Mild Front Due Today Enjoy Sunday's balmy weather? More of the same is due Monday — up to a point. The point is about noon, when a cold front from the west is scheduled to breeze into town. It may bring some good West Texas soil with it, and even a slight touch of rain. Temperatures should drop slowly by about 15 degrees after the front arrives. Abilene received a chamber-of-coramerce type honor for its spring-ish Sunday high temperature of 84. landing on .the national weather report as hignest In the nation. Actually Childress was the hottest American spot with 87 and Abilene was secoad, but the Panhandle town was ignored. The 84-degree reading was the highest in history for Feb. 14 but it’s a long drop from the February record — a steaming 94 registered Feb. 25. 1904. hands crossed on their breasts a    Skiles,    pas- glassy stare in their eyes. They.      —------ even walked peculiarly.    ! “The women went into a small | house. The small house was; packed with people singing re-, llgious hymns. A narrow aisle led to a pulpit covered with a piece of yellow material. Most of the people were old, but there were; also a few young women and youths.    j "Suddenly the door opened, and a young man entered (Semkin)! . . . this young man mounted the pulpit and Italian Pastor Of U.S. Church Jailed Again LEGHORN. Italy, Feb. 14 "No, he did not speak about the j Italian police took an Italian joys of labor. Rolling his eyes to-, Church of Christ preacher into cus-ward the ceiling, he said in a quiet | tody here today in their third honeyed voice: "‘Dear brothers and sisters! May the bliss in your hearts multiply! Listen On Knees "All the people rose to their feet and then fell to their knees and continued to listen to the hazy tor of the First Baptist Church. Or, Skiles was preaching Sunday night and other members of the family were at church when the house was burglarized. The residence is at 1434 Grape St. The burglary was discovered by Mrs. Skiles when she returned home. She returned to the church and had police notified. Missing were: lan 9^ D shoes, new D cowboy boots, a present from the church; tan gabardine topcoat; Kodak duaflex camera; table model radio; two-suit tan leather hag. and a leather navy payroll bag. Entry was made through a window on the southwest side of the house. Det. Warren Dodson was handling the investigation. The pair who admitted the three burglaries was taken into custody at North First and Grape Sts. Sunday morning by Detective W. E. Clift and Patrolman and M. C. Farris. After their arrest the two 18-ycar - olds admitted burglarizing Hays Grocery at 109 Peach St., C. S. Cowley Service Station at 1801 South First St., and C. W. Sea BURGLARY, Page 12-A, Col. 1 a*» action against the church in less than 40 hours. Two    policemen entered    the church while services were in progress.    Wyndal Hudson, of    Sea- graves,    Tex., preacher of    the church, requested the policemen to t;uiiv.uuc^u    V«    ......... wait until the service ended. They words, full of hints and promLses' did and then took away the Italian about    some    sort    of    bliss    that would! preacher.    Lido Petrini. Petrlni    was come    to the    deserving    ...    i    taken into custody two days    ago "The preacher called upon    ^    ^ I ^80^    i«    chi.--------- surrounding them, to retreat from    ‘¡J^    bSng^Th'e atmrney'forl f- <• or eAaTJit:« or commimce ¡eeVveJ’T iveTeaU^i on them' iLe'ciurrS oirS in i“.t". Cla-    eio^v mpray fo" the" enemi».'”    a”    vioiatfon    I *    .11    J    u#»    SOribe<l that action as a violation jnlla; suon« westerly mind* and poR- £!xpFCSsinjS the anfser an3 ms* •        ii....    mrrsnriAv In a last-ditch effort to win Russia to some agreement, Dulles again called on the Rig Four to accept the Soviet Union’s version of disputed clauses in the treaty that has been the subject of seven years’ debate. The proposal squarely confronted .Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov with the choice of agreeing to accept his own version of the treaty or repudiating it. Dulles said the granting of independence at the present conference "Is essential in justice to Austria." One condition was inserted in the American proposal. It said: "This propo.sal is submitted as an Interdependent w h o 1 e," This means Russia has to accept all the agreed clauses which previously had been negotiated as well as the unagreed items. One of the main provisions of the draft treaty that alresdy has been agreed upon provides that the four occupying powers pull their troops out of the country within 90 days after the treaty has been ratified. Russian signature of the treaty would not only move the Red army hack from Austrian soil but bring Into force other international pacts requiring the Soviet ti-oops to quit Hungary and Romania. Molotov made it eminently clear the only way he would sign an Austrian treaty at this conference would be: Demand of Molotov 1. If the right to keep Soviet troops in Austria is guaranteed after the treaty signing — until there Is a peace treaty for divided Germany, too. 2. If Austria is forever banned from alliance with the West. These conditions, proposed only last week, were unacceptable to the Americ.m, British and French governments and also to the Austria ns. Dulles accused Molotov of perpetrating a “fraud" in his handling of the Austrian independence Publisher Dies DALLAS. Feb. 14 IfL-H.H. Hammond. 38, publisher and owner of two weekly newspapers in Texas, died tonight in Baylor hospital here of a brain tumor. Hammond published the Leonard Graphic and Celeste Courier. He had formerly published the Haskell Free Press and the Rule Review. quc.stlon. In a speech accompanying hts challenge for signing a pact the American said Mo.scow’s position would mean that tiny Austria See BIG FOUR. Page 12-A, Col. 4 10 Texans Die Violent Deaths By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three soldiers died early Sunday when their car hit a bridge south of Waco. Two persons died in a head-on crash near Bonham about the same hour. The two accidents accounted for a large share of the ten violent deaths reported In Texas since 6 p.m. Friday. All three soldiers killed In the accident eight miles south of Waco were from Fort Hood. Their ear plunged into a ravine after hitting the bridge. The dead were S.Sgt. George Berry Jr., Worchester, Mass.; Pvt. James E. Johnson, Miami, Fla-; and Pvt. Jacob Shider, Trenton. N.J. Killed in a head-on crash near Bonham, in Fannin County’s first traffic fatalities of 1954, were Eugene Brigham. 28, and Nellie Phae, 3 months. A Brooklyn, N.Y., sailor was killed near Corpus Christ! Saturday when he apparently walked into the path of a car. The victim was identified as Seaman Ernest Cohen, 25. attached to the Navy’s Ca-bainess Field near Corpus Christ!. Joe Cano, Laibbock county laborer. was killed Saturday when the pickup Uuck he was driving overturned west of Slaton. On man was killed and two teenagers Injured near Lufkin Saturday when their car struck a bridge abutment. Leroy Carrol. 23. of Broaddus, San Augustine County, was killed. Miss Sue Jewel Mellon, 32, Austin office worker, burned to death Saturday apparently after her clothing caught fire as she cleaned paint brushes. Her death was ruled accidental. Glenn Allen Lorenson, 2, was crushed to death at Houston Saturday under the wheels of his father's pickup truck as the father, Floyd M. Lorenson. and a friend tested the brakes. THE WEATHER Baptists Throng New Sanctuary gust,” which It said “U»is picture ! of moral degeneration arouses,” the Literary Gazette said the local party secretary and his predecessor—-who directed the group in which Semkin studied Marx. Engels, I.enin and Stalin —simply smiled and said it was impossible. He had been trained as a Soviet, studied at a Soviet technical ccl ---------   -              po»- of Italian law. He said he would *lbl* blowins du»t. Maximum Monday 70-take legal action in behalf of the church, probably tomorrow.    !    north central texas. Psruy The Amerlc.n-supporled Prote,- KJ', tant sect has been having trouble    m    the    extreme »outhetuu    portion    uu with authorities ever since U be-    texas^ piitiy    turn- came established in predominately    UJ,    cooler Monday. Tue*d«y    partly cloudy Roman Catholic Italy after World    Partly    cloudy    »nd    miid War II.    i    with widely »calteied »hower«' Mondajj The Church of Christ has been    »howers    and local Umndentorm«    and niuuicu nv «    ,a,vaa...v—    trying to obtain recognition as a lege, and had even been invited | religious cult for years, without once to form a Komsomol, Com- syccpgg Such recognition w’ould en-munist youth unit. Scudday Moves Up On Sweetwater Paper SWEETWATER, Feb. 14 «Pi-Al-len Baker, former managing editor of the Sweetwater Reporter, has been named assistant publisher, and Roy Scudday, sports editor, has been appointed managing editor. Scudday came to Sweetwater from the Wichita FaUi Record-Ntwi. ‘"SSiH“«»“»«.' Tt"iA8. p.ruy reugloUA CUH .or yoar». w.u.ou. success. Such recognition W’OUld en-1 derhhowers in th«* e*it oortlon. title it to function more freely' under law. Tliere now arc 25 Churches of Christ in Italy, extending from Sicily to Milan and Turin. Criticism of Protestant religions in Italy has sharpened recently. In 51 Sun. A M. 5« 57 .... ... 57 ........ M......... 57 ........ the first collective letter of its kind, the 19 presidents of Italy’s Roman Catholic Episcopal conferences, including the caidinal archbishops of eight major cities, said "Pernicious errors are arising in Italy | so te.mprkatvkes l;30 3:30 J;10 4:30 S 30 t:30 7 30 S:30 1:30 10 30 11:» 13:30 Sun PM  «0 ...... »3 ......... S3 ......... S4 ......... S3 ......... 7» .......70 Mlih ond k>w Itmporoiurt» for 34 hour* fudod ot S:30 p.m.: M «nd M. , High wnd low Umptroturti «smt dsie from Protestant propaganda, which tends to menace the spiritual unity of the ItaUan people. d«y 7:33 a m. »u“®*    •J*    -    ^ roadtng at S:30 p.m. 17.^ Baromttar ,•••    ..... ReiaUva Bmaldlty at i:3f p m. »»%. First Baptists overflowed their new sanctuary Sunday as they opened a week of dedication services in the new million-doUar building. The opening service Sunday morning was attended by 2,757 persons, Melvin Stoker, chief of the ushers’ committee of the church, announced. Around 3,300 showed up for the 11 a.m. service, but 500 to 600 left when they found the new auditorium overflowing. The sanctuary has 2,218 permanent seats. Temporary seats were installed and many icrsons stood at entrances, bringing the actual count of those in the auditorium to 2,510, Stoker said. Another 247 persons were seated in the old auditorium and in the chapel. At the evening service, a musical program under direction of Euell Porter, the attendance %vas 2,115, Stoker said. During the afternoon hundreds of visitors were shown through the new building. Dr. Elwin Skiles. pastor, set the theme for dedication week with his Sunday morning sermon on •The Church Christ Buüds.” The theme was taken from a quotation by the retired pastor of tha church. Dr. Millard A. Jenkens, who said, “Earthly systems rise and fall... but the church Christ builds towers above all for the rest of time.” “The church is not this magnificent building," Dr. Skiles ssid. "The church is constituted of people who have personal knowledge of God through Christ." The church Christ builds will not fail. Dr. Skiles said, because it ! has a Divine builder, a Divine Presence within it, a Divine prom-i isc behind it that “the gates of I Hades shall not prevail against ! Her.” j “What does It profit us if we I sit in these hallowed halls and fail I to see the needs of man.” he asked. ’ “Evangelism is the mission of a church.” 1 Sam Hill, chairman ot the board i of deacons, read samples of the ! many congratulatoi-y messages received from denomination leaders and from other Abilene church es. Speaker at the Monday night service, at 7:30 p.m.. wUl be Dr. James N. Morgan of Fort WxMrth, president of the Texas Baptist Convention. His topic will be "The Church Christ Builds Proclaima the Gospel.’* ;