Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas
VOL. LXXllI, No. 216
Russian Ax Falls
LONDON. Jan. 17 (.?i _ The
Kremlin widened it.s purge in the troublesome republic of Georgia today and pointedly warned that a similar fate might lie ahead for the nationalist-minded Ukraine Latest to come under the av in Georgia was Vilian Zozelava. first ileputy premier of the Black Sea birth site of Joseph Stalin and Lavrenty P. Beria. the police czar who was executed as a traitor.
A broadcast from the Georgian c.apital of Tbilisi (Tiflis) merelv R.iid Zodrlava had been “relieved of his dutie.s” and that i\I. I. Kiich-ava has been given his job. But it appeared to be the latest chanter in the purge tnat began in Georgia after Stalin’s death and v as stepped up with Beria's downfall.
Warns of Nationalists
At the same time the Ukraine’s new rrcmier, Nikifor Kalchenko. warned against “attempts bv bourgeois nationalists to break down and destroy the inalienable right of the Ukrainian and Russian peoples"
Kalchrnko’s appointment as re-m:« r was announced only yesterday. along with two other major | changes in the government of the i U^kraine—breadbasket of the So- ; Viet Union, His statement, carried i bv rhe government newspaper Iz- ! vestía and Mo.scow radio, combined a plea for unity with an implied warning for those who do not comply.
“The great achievements of friend>hip between the great people of Russia and the Ukraine bril-1 lianily and convincingly unmask j the anti-national nature of hour- j geois nationali.stic distortions in i the Ukraine’s historic unification ! wth Russia.” Kalchenko wrote.
“They bear witness to the futility of attempts by bourgeois nationalists to break down and destroy the inalienable union of the f Ukrainian and Rus.sian peoples a'id all other peonies of the Soviet Union." j
Overrun by Germans j
The Ukraine —long an uneasy spot for the Kremlin rulers, was ¡ overrun bv the Germans in World War II and thousands reportedly went o\er to the German side.
The latest changes in Georgia and the Ukraine came on the heels of reports that Premier Geoigi .Malenkov had made a personal four of the republics to see how things were going. There was no hint whether his visit had any connections with the shakeups. which were handled in routine fashion without fanfare by the Soviet radio and press.
It was .Malenkov who launched the purge in Georgia and intensified it in the showdown with Rer-1.1. Rena was accused of trying to increase his ixiwer in Georgia bv .ippointing friends and follower« to kev snots.
'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIEhJDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron
Aêsociated Prtt»» (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1954—TEN PAGES
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc
Reds Agree to Formula For Holding Big 4 Meet
MAYBE IN 20 YEARS, SONNY—Four-year-old John Dean of Newport! R.I., lovingly and enviously strokes the beard of Jim Kamin, Peoria. 111., a crewman aboard the USS Daly, one of four destroyers which arrived in Newport over the weekend, completing a 60,000-mile, eight-month ’roimd-the-world cruise. Kamin started the beard last Mav.
‘Back-Door’ Norther Gone
Abilene’s “here again — gone again” norther was gone again .Sunday night, and local w»eather-men cautiously predicted a warmup for the area beginning Monday aitornoon.
A very unusual “once a year .situation" caught fcrccasiers at municipal airport unawares Sunday.
The leading edge of a cold front narrowly missed .\bilene Saturday, moving between here and Cisco and forecasters had predicted • balmy” weather Sunday for the Key City.
But Abilenians awoke Sunday to find heavy fog and freezing rain instead of the warm-up.
Things had gone well Saturday night, with the cold front passing to the east. Then, pressurc fell to the southwest of .\bilene. sucking the cold front back over .\bilene. the weathermen said.
“It is a vcrv unusual situation.
The casualty toll among Geori?-... ,, ^ i i .u . ..
Lm- linked with Beria has been iwe call a backdoor high,
the weatherman said. \\c don t
Ike Assured Air Budget
get one of those but ebout once a year, and then it catches weathermen in a very embarrassing situation.”
Aloin Sharing Due (lose Look By (engross
WASHINGTON. Jan. 17 Sen. Knowland iR-Calif) predicted to-da.v that Congress will “closely scrutinize” President Eisenhow'-er’s proposal to share more information about nuclear weapon.s with Allied nations.
The Senate Republican leader told a reporter h e would decide his own position after learning the specific changes the administration wants in the present atomic energy law.
Several other members of the Senate- House Atomic Energy Committee said they do not oppose the idea of sharing atomic information but they want to know the details before committing themselves.
The President, in his state of the union message, urged Congress to ease the present rigid restrictions on giving atomic information to foreign powers.
"Our defense.” he said. “wiH be stronger if, under appropriate security .safeguards, we share with our allies certain knowledge of the tactical use of our nuclear weapon.s.’’
Rep. W. Sterling Cole (R-NYL chairman of the Atomic Energy Committee, said he has prodded the administration for quicker action on specific legislation to carry out the President’s idea.
Cole said he had told administration officials that, unless they send a bili to Congress next week, he will introduce one of his own in order to get committee hearings underway as quickly as possible.
“They’ve been talking about this for more than a year" Cole said. “But all they've done is talk.” Competent sources say the keep-ihem-posted proposal lies at the heart of Eisenhower's new strategy of building up nuclear striking power so that ground forces can be reduced.
Must Be Told More They say European mditarv
fliRh.. had landed here alnee 7:51 | i^rfonnaZ'''ol“'’iu‘
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Vi.xibility of less than a mile and |
e.s in the Abilene area Sunday. The Texas Highway Patrol dispatcher said Sunday night Highway Department crew s were sanding iced-over bridges to the east, west and north oi .Abilene.
No serious wrecks were reported in area Sunday during the fog and icy period
The Greyhound bus dispatcher said Sunday night he had heard of ice on bridges, but that heavy fog east of .\bilene was the buses* biggest hazard Sunday.
All schedules going north from Dallas had been cancelled, he said.
Pioneer .Airlines’ seven scheduled Sunday flights all overflew Municipal .\irport Sunday. A spokesman in the airlines operations office said Sunday night no
Talks Will Open In Berlin Jon. 25
BERLIN, Jan. 17 (AP)—The Western Big Three and Russia agreed tonight, after 10 days of wrangling, on a formula for holding a four-power conference on German unity and an Austrian independence treaty.
The agreement, reached after hot arguments that had to be referred to the respective canitals for adjudication, guaranteed opening of the parley in Berlin on Jan. 25.
Identical communiques issued by each of the four powers
after more than 50 hours of»—-— ~ -
deliberations disclosed that
both the East and the West made concessions.
Favored Their Sector
The Russians had demanded that half the meetings be held in their sector of the quartered city. The Western Powers had wanted three-fourths of the talks to be held in the former Allied Control Authority building in the American sector.
The Americans, French, and British regard this a.s the only truly i at rrr xan s- a» po..,.
neutral ground in Berlin. As final- rnnn4
ly setUed. the Russians get a third ^uval County political leader, and
of the meetings in their sector dur- fCarante) Barrera, described
ing the first three weeks lieutenants, wei-e
•«tLv thf p / ! A ' charged today in Jim W'ells Count.v
Let the Russians have a tiny
yiumph if that is what they regard it to be.’’ one Allied spokesman said, '‘We believe that the main point is to get around the table
George Parr (harged With (arrying Gun
RE.MOVED FRO.M HE.ARING—Nathaniel Mills, a suspended General Electric Co. employe, is removed from the room where Sen. Joseph McCarthy was conducting a Senate committee hearing on un-American activities in Boston. Mills threw the hearing into an uproar when he stood up in the rear of the room and accused McCarthy of “conspiring with the company and getting the jobs of General Electric people.”
FINAL REPORT DUE
ly I court with unlawfully carrjing pis-' tols.
The charges stemmed from an incident about 9;30 p.m. yesterday in front of the meeting place of some Freedom Party members. The Freedom Party, which strongly opposes Parr, wa.s holding a gathering in the Jim Wells county section of San Diego w'hen the Incident occurred.
Barrera was arrested at a San Diego cafe this morning by Texas
on Germany and .Austria and see if some international agreement can be found.”
The agreement provides that the first week's t.ilks will be held in the ACA building, the second week at the U.S.S.R. high commissioner's residence on Unter den IJnden
in East Berlin, and the third week „ .
back at ACA. Thereafter, the prog- i Ranker Capt. .Mfred \llee. Jim
a ceiling of “under 200 feet’’ had prcvailed here most of the day. he said.
Temperatures early .Sunday night ranged from 29 at Sherman to 68 at Brownsville. Other i-ead-
The tempoiature in Abilene hit ! ings included: Dallas 35. Amarillo, a low of 35 degrees shortly after 36. Midland 37. Texarkana .39.
clear weapons before the administration can convince them of its contention that a cutback in .\mer-ican ground forces does not mean reduced striking power.
Rep. Kllday «D-Tcx', a member of the committee, predicted Congress will have trouble wriung legislation tiiat would permit wider
Indio May Switch Prisoner Plans
ress of the talks will determine the meetinf? site.
Compromise Dictated Signs that the commandants rapidly were approaching some meeting of minds on the East and West locations for the parleys as well as details of organization were reflected in the attitude of the Allied participants.
The Russians also loosened up
Weils County Sheriff Halset W’right and Deputy Shriff .Alejandro Guerra. Barrera was peaceable when arrested and he was released on $250 bond. Wright said.
Parr was reported this morning to be out of San Diego. W’right talked with DuvaJ County Sheriff Archer PAirr, who is a nephew of George Parr.
“Archer said be would get word
.somewhat. They agreed to con- i to him (George Parr> and arre.st sider this afternoon s session mere- I him for us." Wright said.
The sentence upon conviction of the charge of unlawTuIIy carrying a pistol may be as much as a $500
PANMUNJOM, Monday. Jan. 18 CP—.An Indian spokesman’s comment touched off speculation today there might be a change in a
W \SHINT.T0N. Jan, U
noon Sunday, and started to climb at about 7*30 pm. By 9 30. the mercury was just one degree below freezing.
.\ low pressure area building up in the northwest was expected to President Eisenhov^or apparently | strong .southeasterly winds
is assured of such strong Demo-1 Sundav night and through Monday ' c ratic supiMH t for the objectives of pull the cold air aw ay from Abi- . his nuclear look military program jenc.
The drizzle of ram forecast for j .Abilene Monday morning w as e.x-'
Houston 47. El Paso 58. ard Cor-!"iR»out opcming loopholes for fur-pus Christi 59. I ther espionage.
exchange of nuclear information | decision to turn back disputed war
prisoner.« to the Red and Allied
that last year's Air Force fund cuts may fade as a ^wlitiral is.sue.
Sen. Russell of Georgia, top j p^oted to leave with the cold Democrat on the Senate .Armed • Meanwhile, .some ice had been
.Service.« Committee, said in an in-1 reported on bridges and overpass-lerv iew todav he w ill supjKirt the ’-----------------------
Car Slides on Icy Road; Couple Hurt
“massive retaliation” principle laid down by the admini.stration 111 its shift of emphasis from manpower to new we.ii>on.« and a stronger Air Force.
“The only way toward peace! In the world lotiay lie.s in assembling sinh great striking iwwer
lohnson Says Taft-Hartley Act Needs Some (larification
WASHINGTON. Jan. 17 P Sen.' Johnson avoided details discus-
Commands Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s deadline.
The spokesman told a newsman last night that Lt. Gen. K. S. Thl-mayya “will make a final report on whether war prisoners will be returned on Jan, 20 to the two commands " once he has received the Reds’ official reaction.
Last Thursday. Gen. Thimayya informed both commands he had decided on his own as chairman of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission to give back the controversial prisoners Wednesday ami said if either side freed them it would violate the armistice.
Later the Indian Command said the decision would be carried out regardless of whether either side wanted the prisoners.
Free as Civilians Saturday the I .N. Command replied it would take back more than
La.st night a newsman asked a spokesman for Thimayya:
“Is it possible that the Communist reply, when it comes, might possibly alter Gen. 'Thimayya’s decision to return the POWs to the two sides'* ’
Can’t Speculata “I cannot speculate since we have not heaiti from the Communists.” he replied, “but I will say that after the Communist reply is received Gen. Thimayya will make a final report on whether war prisoners will be returned on Jan. 20 to the two commands.”
ly a resumption of last night’s.
Therefore it remained at the British headquarters. Usually the Soviets had considered the end of ; fine and one year in jail, each meeting an adjournment and Manuel .Marroquin. San Diego insisted on rotation to the vari- resident and owner of the drive-ous headquarters. ! in and tortilla factory whei“e the
Unconfirmed reports said the | Freedom Party members were conferees have agreed on the AI- [ meeting, said Parr and Barrera lied Control .Authority (.AC.A) build-i pulled the pistols on him. Wright ing in the U. S. sector and the said.
Soviet headquarters at Karlshorst , Parr also used words to the ef-as the two places for the minis- ' feet that he would get or kill all of terial parleys. j those attending the gathering. Sher-
The U. S. .Army sent a train- iff W’right quoted Marroquin as say-load of new furniture for the -AC.A ; ing. Marroquin was unavailable for building into Berlin from West comment today.
Gei*many yesterday. | Barrera, whose nickname is
At the same time U. S. security j Caraaie, is a former Duval County
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Lyndon H Johnson iD-Tex* said ; sion of the «|>ecific changes rec-today he Ivelieves the Taft-Hartley ommended by Eisenhower but Labor - Management Act needs-said*
.some clarification “What we want is a law that
But Johnson, the Democratic .will l>e fair to both lalxir and man-Senate leader, was not specific as \ agement and al-so, and this is most to which of the changes proposed important, to the people generally by President Eisenhower he would ... the everyday citizens of our support nation.”
”1 believe it is generally agreed Praising Texas state labor laws, that some clarifying ameudment.s John.son said he wants "to make .Act are need- : sure th.M feiieral legislation in the an interview ! field of labor-management rela-broadcast on Texas tions does not override or super- j 22,(AH) Chinese and North Koreans sede our sound state Iwas.” ! from an anti-Red camp but defi-
Hamlin ‘í'«'" T'aft himself thought so.” Another Southern DenuK'rat. | nitely would free them as civilians
Thè couple was en route to Ham-1 added, referring to the late > Sen. Ellender of Ixvuisiana. also Jan. 23.
I Im where MaUnil was to join an i Republican leader who ¡ annouiuvd his support of the Fiji trip "35* co-author of the act senhower labor pixvposals.
President Right Indicates Approval
Mrs Malouf is the former Jewel “I think tiie President w.is right In a radio broade.ist to l.ou-
Sniart of Rolan. when he said the raft-Hartlev Art, isi.m.i this weekend. Ellender even
•Afler receiv ing emergtmcy treat-i S'* it .«t.inds. is vsouml legisla- indicaf«\l approval of the contro-
inent in Hamlin .Memorial Hospi- j tion'. ” Johnson said. ”l certainly | versial proi>osal tor government-
lal. the couple was returned home ¡do not favor weakening the basic
provisions of the present law. 1 will oppo.se any sugge.sted amendment s that would have such an effect Perhaps certain parts of the law ncetl to be strengthened '*
Family of 5 Hurt in Wreck
agents from Bonn. Vienna, Frankfurt and Paris arrived for a staff conference on protective measures to be used by the Americans when Secretary of State Dulles arrives Friday.
The compromise was dictated by U. S. Secrctary of State John Foster Dulles, British Foreign Secretary .Anthony Eden, and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault. .All three are expected here Friday for a pre-parley meeting on Western strategy. Soviet Foreign j Minister V. .M. .Molotov is expected j to arrive Saturday or Sunday. ‘
The Russians broke the new s of !
adopt this piituiple '
Hu>sell induateti he would along with reductions m
man,«.»..,-;.ml 1UV..1 M'vnuUi '‘ "undo. V.oorto Maloul, (or
1« demolisti aled that such cuts aie ^ Dallas necessary to give the Air Force prionly on budget-linulevi funds.
S. L. Harris, Geologist, Dies
‘Sidney L Harris, geologist and resident of .Abilene since 1946. wai found dead about 8 a.m. Sunday at his apartment. 92S Cedar St., where he lived alone.
He had died of a .38 caliber re-
i the agreement first through the of-1 volver w ound near the right eye.
KNOX CITY. Jan. 17. (R.\8»—.V * ^‘''>31 East German news agency Justice of the Peace H. F. Long famiij' of five was in Knox Countv ! ADN. Ten minutes later the West-j returned an inquest verdict of sul-Hospital here Sunday night under ' Powers issued their commu- ^ cide
treatment for injuries received in 1 nique. which said in full j Harris wa-« born in 1899 near
a car-truck collision alwut 3 501 “At the fifth meeting held at the , Rocksprings. Texas. He held a p.m. Sundav 16 miles northwest of ! British headquarters on Jan. 16.! master's degree in geology from Knox City. I representatives of the high | the University of Pittsburgh. He
and hospitalized in Callan Hospital at Hotan.
They were under observation Sunda.v. but their injuiies are not thought to be serious
supeiwised secret strike votes by workers. Thl.s has drawn heavy criiici.sm from labor union leaders most Democrats and some Republicans who see "strike breaking" implications in it.
Gen, John K. Hull not only disputed that this wxHild violate the armistice but «aid India's premature action would amount to a v to-lation.
The Communist side which wants the prisoners detained indefinitely during efforts to woo them home, ha.« been slow in making any official reply on whether It is willing to take back 349 men m a pro-Red camp, including 21 Americans.
.None of the victims was believed seriously injui*ed. Hospitalized were Mr. and .Mrs. Huelon Hushing of Knox City, and their three daughters, Frances, 6; Shirley, 4, and I'atricia. 2. They suffered minor cuts and bruises.
Hushing'.« car collided w>th an oti field truck driven by Franky I,ee Cole, 20. of Rule, on a dirt road near the Kent County line. Cole was not Injured. Highway Patrolman Bdl Jone.« of Seymour investigated.
commissioners In G e r m a n y. of France, the United Kingdom, the United .States of America and the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics further considered the question of selecting a meeting place for the conference of their four foreign ministers, which is to be gin in Berlin Jan, '25. and other technical matters concerning the coiifeixmce
Us# Two Buildings “The repiesentatives agreed that
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Ike May Call for Health 'Re-insurance
By FRANK CAREY AP Scttnc# Reporter W ASHIMÎTGN. Jan 17 f-President Ki.venhower’s “lu alth"
;'i’his would be to allow conslnic-. ,, . ......... ! tioii of nursing and convalescent
mes.'a zc to l ongivss tunionovv diagnostic clmic.s and re-
! habilitation ceiitci s not now avail-I able i More
expectiHl to recomniond creation of a system of íexleral “n'-lnsur-I ance" of private health insurance 371 plans and expansion of govern-iiuMil research on cancer, heart disease and other major ills.
Tlie President .slso may cnll for increased government ftnanclal aid in the vocational rehabilita tu n of disabled persons.
Authoritative .sources who said they had rerelvtHi advance woiM, in a general way. of what the Pnsldtmt ha.s tn luliid, tolil a rc-porter tixiay it 1.« pos.slble he m'liht urge Increased appropriations un-
facilities for the care of
der the Hospital t'oii.struction Act selves lhe idea would be to en- on in the separate state.s tor i>eo-: adminisUaiiou rcquosted only ami a bimadentng of its provisions j able private plans to give sub- pie disabled by disease or injnrv. j . lowest request
"scrilvrs more benefits than are ’lhe states put up SI for every
now jvos.-ibie The advance iiuor- $? provided by the federal govern-mation, however, was that Eisen-• meut hower would simply piotuise such a general plan vvtthoui spelling out in detail such matters as financing Elsenhower hinted at
the chronicaUy lU i.x another jhis- j,m-h a plan in his .state ol the un-
sibiliiv. these sources said, in ad- ,0,, niessage
dition to the foUowing n Hurvasing be at lea.st several hospitals ami "health eenters“'
I betting up a fovleral "re in- miHion dollars in each » ase the the Latter being a kliKl of small
surame" agency which would fuiuls pivseiUly approprtatrtl for! hospif.xl But no pixivisums aix* in-
gu.irantee, up to some mavimum fiHleral research on cancer and ; eluded for nursing homes, diagnos limit, pavments for bospit.xl and; heart disease, and possibly mental medical care beyond a point | dise.Hsc
where private in.suratue com- 3 I'pping from 23 million to 30 panles and voluntar.v health insur- million dollars a vear the fmleral ance ass<,vlation.s cannot ge with- gocernnient's outl.av for vocation-oul auffering fiiuuidal lo*» them- al reha bilit a lion programs carnevi
60 I luier AAolvertuu's plan, private vet } insurance companie.s ami volun-
but this was upped to 6.A million tary health in.surancc associations
by Congress. j participating in the goveranieiu-
As to the lUvspiul Construction! "hile the advance mfoiniation j aided svstern would be inquired
Act known a.s the HiU-Uuiion 1Eisenhower would not ' to have their subsciiber-contracts
Act) the law already authorizes j 6« ‘"’o »»>’ great detaU on the so arranged that .suhseriplion Congress to appi'opriate up to 1.50 health ' re-insurance ” plan, sume | charges would be “fixed in terms
million dollars annuallv for grants s-*'’ *he President, and his j of the sub.scrlber's income ' The
key health officials, generally en-
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grants them build
lie ceuters or réhabilitation cen-ters
Also, while Congress had had the power to appixipriate up to 150 million «imuallv it has done %o on üuly one occasion. Last year, the
dorse the provrsion.s of a system prop^Ksed bv Rep. \S olvertoii R
This wouM set up a government “rt‘-insuraru'e coriHiration’’ which would pay two-thirds of each claim in excess of $1,000 paid by a private health Insurance plan to an individual .subscriber In any 12-month period.
private groups would pay premiums to the government corporation tor re-in.«urance of their contracts.
Subscribei-s would have to pav part of hospitaluatiou costs «a minimum of $1 a day.i and also 25 per cent of the costs of all doctors' visits in any 12-month period, with the private Insurance plan paying tht other 73 per cent.
had served as a lieutenant colonel in the .Air Force in World War II, in the European theater. He also was a veteran of World AVar I
Harris held the rank of colonel in the .Air Force Reserve here.
He was a charier member of both the Abilene Geological Society and the Petroleum Club He also belonged to the West Central Texas Oil and Gas .Association and j the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Harris wa.s an independent geol-1 ogist. with offices in the Wind.sor .Annex
The body is at Laughter - North Funeral Home. Ho.sary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funera! home chapel. Requiem mass will bi* held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church Father John Duesnian. pastor, will officiate. Huri.il will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery
I I'alUwarer.' will he A H I’.it» iRilev, l>ick Ml Ktss.ick, Torn flar-i rigaii. Frank Conselman. .lames R Favors and Jm* Deere. Honor-ai v pallbc iiers w ill be member«
! of the Abilene Geological Society.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs, Ro.salind llarrii, London, Tex , and two sl.siers
W.ASIUNGTON /T Texas Broadcaster», Inc., Houston, Friday asked the Comniunlcationa Com-mission to approve the transfer of control of Radio Station KATL t« Jules J. Paglin and Stanley W. Rays Jr.