Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 20, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXX1V, NO. 32Peace 'Absolutely Sure, Vietminh Minister ClaimsFrench Premier May Keep Office
RHEE COMING TO SEE IKE
SEOUL iyP-President Syng-man Rhee may leave for the United States Saturday to press President Eisenhower for more military and economic aid— and for new moves on unifying Korea.
Reliable sources said Rhee will leave for Washington in an American military Constellation plane.
WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS?—That was the question of
little Gary Bailey, 3 1-2 years old. shown here in his father’s arms at Knox, Me., shortly after being found safe. He had been lost for almost 48 hours in dense wooded and mountainous country. Grief stricken but happy is his mother, Mrs. Kenneth Bailey, who helped search for her son.
HANOI, Indochina. July 19 '¿F— French Union ground and air units hammered Vietminh bases in tha Red River Delta today on the eve of Premier Pierre Mendes-France’s deadline for negotiation of a cease-fire.
Five thousand French and Vietnamese soldiers supported by tanks, pushed a drive to mop up a guerilla stronghold of the Communist-led rebels only 18 miles northwest of Hanoi. Army officers said 28 rebels had been killed and 13 captured thus far.
A concentrated effort is being made to blot out bases which infiltrating Vietminh have set up within the shrinking French delta defenses. Unless the French premier achieves by tomorrow in Geneva the cease fire agreement he said he would win or resign, these rebel bases would constitute a serious threat. Regular Vietminh forces are already squeezing the French lines from without on three sides.
Night-flying French B26s roamed the delta’s northern and southwestern borders last night, bombing Vietminh camps and ammum-Uon dumps.
As the air strikes proceeded around the delta's rim, between 2.000 and 3,000 Vietnamese staged a quiet demonstration here today to protest any partition of Indochina.
After the crowd dispersed, a delegation of four representing the provincial and city councils expressed their views in a petition addressed to President Eisenhower.
VICTORY SMILE? — French Premier Pierre Mendes-France. left, shakes hands with Red China’s Premier-Foreign Minister Chou En-lai during the Geneva conference. Prospects Monday were that the French premier wouldn’t be forced to resign due to failure to get a ceasefire in Indochina. _
Joe Reports List Of 133 Possible Reds
Shivers Fires Tax Blast; Foe Claims Tidelands Win
WASHINGTON", July 19 JP-Sen. McCarthy < RWis> went back to hunting Communists today, presiding at a brief but lively hearing during which:
1. JCharles Wojchowski, who works at the Allis Chalmers plant In Boston, was ejected after making some reference* to “stool pigeons and Informers
2. Lawrence W. Parrish, an employe of the Bethlehem Steel Co at Quincy, Mass., was excused as a witness because the subpoena served on him was meant for another man with a similar name.
J. Two former undercover agents for the FBI ticket off the names of nine industrial workers, including Wojcbowsky, who they said are Communists or had been members of the party in the past
McCarthy repeated at the hearing that he has the names of 133 persons »ho are apparently Communists and »ho work in defense plants. He said he used the won! “apparently“ because some of them may be FBI agents
It was the first time m four months that McCarthy has presided at a public session of bis Senate Investigations subcommittee He yielded the chair to Sen Mundt (R-SD' during the McCarthy Army hearings, in which he »as involved as a principal.
Today's leadoff witness was James W, (dati' who testified he worked his way into the inner circles of the Communist apparatus in the Boston area as an FBI agent. He said he took on the assignment because “1 felt J would be doing a favor to my country“ and because a Communist nephew had murdered his uncle in Greece during the civil war there
After Gians had referred briefly to Wojchowski being a fellow Red, McCarthy interrupted him to inquire if Wojchowski were present,
A short, stocky young man with a crew haircut arose and identified himself as Wojihowski The senator asked him u he would like to be sworn as a witness so he could affirm or deny his Communist afflictions.
“I'd like to know what the charges arc, who the accusers are,“ Wojchowski shouted, “I d like to have time to prepare.“ He said a telegram practically con-Mcting him had been sent to his employer and had just about cost him his job.
“I don't know who the stool pigeons and informers are,’ Wojchowski said.
McCarthy became incensed at
this, saying: “Von are not going to come here and call an FBI agent a stool pigeon!“ He ordered Cap-ifol police to remove Wojchowski a om the hearing room, saying he would have a chance to coine back later and testify. He is under subpoena
Glatis also testified he knew Yates C Holmes and Edward Garfield and had attended Communist party meetings with them. McCarthy said both men worked for Allis Chalmers and that they would appear before the subcommittee tomorrow.
The other undercover man was William Teto of Ashby. Mass. He testified that through “a carefully worked out plan of the FBI” he became a shop steward for the United Electrical Workers Union at the General Electric plant in Boston and eventually “hit the jackpot’’ by having himself named as an international field organizer for the union.
tent of state ownership of tidelands, even in the case of Texas which has long asserted an historic claim to three marine leagues— 10.3 miles.
Yarborough, in a statement, said the action proves “this Republican administration has turned its back on Texas.” that the GOP “has reneged on its major campaign promise of 1952 in Texas and has removed Allan Shivers' last excuse for betraying his party and turning Republican in 1952.“ Shivers has said he supported Republican Eisenhower after the Democratic presidential nominee, Adlai Stevenson, said he believed the tidelands belong to the federal government.
Toured Valley In his Valley speeches Tuesday, Shivers said he had received a letter from President Eisenhower assuring speedy action on the proposed Rio Grande dams.
The Governor said the President wrote that 'effective measures are being taken to expedite the upper dams on the Rio Grande as you have requested “
Shivers bore down hard on what he called his opponent's “reckless promises.”
“He has promised to triple and quadruple all of the state's expenditures,” Shivers said at Harlingen “The state is now spending $530,000,000 a year. My opponent could not provide what he has already promised without doubling all the taxes on natural resources and other tax sources, and then adding a general sales tax and a state income tax “
office too long the fixers, the back door boys, the influence peddlers somehow* find a way.
“They find the weak link in the chain of government. They establish and consolidate positions in the aging administration. From that point on. the ship of state is fouled, hampered, slowed down progressively until it is docked and cleaned and this regardless of whether the shipmaster is inclined to resent the barnacles or not.”
Two major issues were in the news from Washington—tidelands and water conservation.
The Justice Department advised the interior department to continue regarding three miles as the ex-
BACK TO WORK
Joe Appears Unchanged As Investigation StartsAbsentee Voting Takes Quick Spurt
the brunt ot hot air trapped by stationary fronts in the Midwest. Seymour had 109. Texas' highest reported temperature Monday. Presidio had 107, Mineral Wells 104, Chiidrwts 103, Fort Worth 102. Dallas and l^redo 101 Waco. Wink and Salt Flat 100. Corpus Christi had the low . 88.
100-Degree Heot To Continue Here
The longstanding 100-degree weather is to remain with the Abilene area for at least two more
days, forecasters said Monday
Prediction for Tuesday and Wednesday was for continued hot. High both days w ill be near 100.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thundershowers hit parts of Texas Monday, but elsewhere the heat wave hung on.
Marshall got a 69-inch shower that dropped the temperature 25 degrees from around 100. Firemen answered several calls for fires in wiring caused by nearby lightning strikes.
Texarkana reported 1 inch of rain. Lufkin had .15 inch at 6 30 p m., with rain still falling. Hous ton got 07 inch, and far to the west, Amarillo reported 03 and El Paso 04
North Central Texas still bore
for McCarthy', no Republicans were there, either. McCarthy explained each Republican had a good reason for being absent, and that they might show up as things went along. Sure enough, at 10 06 Sen. Mundt iR-SD‘ joined the party.
There* always something stirring in a story of a man pretending to be something he is not. And Glatis’ story was particularly effective since he joined the Communists with a motive: To get revenge for deaths caused by Communist guerrillas to his relatives in Greece
W VSHINGTON, July 19 UB-Sen McCarthy (R-Wu»> was back in the investigating business at the same old stand today.
And for those of his friends who may have worried—and those of his enemies who may have hoped —that the Army - McCarthy hearings would in some way change him, the answer is simple;
Actually, not since March 11 had McCarthy presided over an investigation. Rut nothing happened today to indicate he had lost his touch.
But for those who watched the Army McCarthy hearings, though, the contrast was remarkable Then Room 318 ot the Senate Office Building was packed daily, the full committee w.is in lull attendance, and the television cameras pictured each dramatic highlight and each dreary delay.
It wasn't until 9 22 am today— or 2:’ minutes later—that McCarthy finally bounced in Awaiting him were a few cameramen, a fair sprinkling of reporters and nine spectators.
And one of these, a young man with a crew cut and wearing a gray sports jacket, turned out to he a witness, sort of.
James W. Glatis, a serious, be-spectacled, dark haired youth, was the tirst to testify. He worked in a Boston defense plant, he said, and joined the Communist party at the request of the FBI.
lie scarcely had begun testifying before McCarthy interrupted to point out that no Democratic senators were present.
“1 don't hnd any of them here wlule were exposing Communists," he said, “1 don’t find that a happy situation,“
His speech lost some of tts effectiveness because of this. Except
Absentee voting in the July 24 Democratic primary election took a sudden spurt Saturday morning and Monday Voters who will not be able to vote Saturday boosted the potential absentee vote to 342 at 5 p.m. Monday when Mrs, Chester Hutcheson, county clerk, closed her office.
Ninety ballots have been mailed out at the request of voters and 252 have cast their ballots m the absentee box in the clerk's
Tuesday is the last day for absentee voting.
Records in the clerk’s office show 1,152 absentee ballots were cast in the general election m 1952.Cohn Quit, Papers SayTHE WEATHERBurleson Can't Return to District
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RICH WOOD, W. Ya JB—A flash flood smashed the central West Virginia town of Richwood Monday taking at least one life and ruining perhaps one million dollars worth of properly.
Torrents of water estimated at 10 and 12 feet in depth swept through the town of 5,300 population.
Calls went out to the Red Cross. National Guard and Air National Guard for emergency relief
A state police radio message was overheard in Charleston about 8 am telling of the recovery of one body and adding others might be dead.
Jam«-* S. Reed of tit# National Guard at Richwood said the storm broke about midnight with torrents of ram gushing from thunderous, lightening-created skies.
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WASHINGTON, July 19 - Rep Omar Burleson of Anson Monday said he regrets that the pressure of congressional business prevents his visiting around the district before the election next Saturday, Although Burleson has no opponent in the Democratic primary, he said he had hoped to spend some time in the district consulting the people on their problems.
“But our schedule of legislation has gotten heavier daily as the race ot adjournment become fast or, I felt that the people would prefer that I stay here and reprt sent their interests where the action is being taken," be said,
The congressman said as scon as Congress adjourns he wilt return to the !7lli district and expects to travel in all of the eoun tie« that comprise it.
“1 feel that my helpfulness to the subcommittee has been brought to the vanishing point. In any future investigation in which 1 appeared as chief counsel, all the slanders voiced against me would be repeated to minimize the evidence presented.“
In Washington, McCarthy said; “I have received no resignation If one was sent, 1 hope it gets lost in the mails, I have urged that he not submit a resignation.“ McCarthy said “several” staff members have offered to resign, but that “I have urged them not to” and that he expects them to stay on the job.
The Tribune quoted McCarthy as saving the departure of Cohn would be “one of the greatest victories ever scored by the Communist party of the United Slates."
NEW YORK, July 19 * - Roy Cohn, storm center of the Senate Permanent Investigations subcommittee, was reported today to have submitted his resignation as chief counsel.
Cohn, a New York lawyer, co-starred with Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy iR-W isi in recent Washington hearings in which the Army accused them of bringing improper pressure in behalf of Army Pvt. G. David Sehine. former subcommittee aide
The Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily Mirror quoted Cohn as saying he had tendered hi* resignation. Cohn could not be reached for comment on the re ports, lbs faintly here said he was out ot town.
The Tribune in « dispatch from Washington quoted Cohn as saying!
WACO, July 19 r- Three poisons died and a fourth was cmi cally injured in a head-on car crash early today just outside Waco city limits Mrs. Violet Cohen, 31. and Lu ther A Carroll, about 30. died in one et the cars. Killed in the oilier waa Ernest M, Loudd, a Negro Another Negro, Luvern Rosa, about 30, was reported in critical condition.
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LEAVES CONVENT—Marie Dionne is shown as Mm? entered the Servants of the Riessed Sacrament convent at Quebec City, Canada, last November. She has now left the cloistered religious order. tSee story. Pog« T*B>.