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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, MILDŒhe Abilene Importer    MORNING 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 122 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, OCT. 18, 1954—TWELVE PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c London Slrike Hil by Second Big Walkout LONDON, Oct. 17 UR—Stevedores on the big Liverpool and Birkenhead waterfronts voted tonight to quit work tomorrow in support of the strike which has paralyzed London's sprawling docks for two weeks. Liverpool has 17,500 dockers and 183 ships are presently being worked. Some passenger liners for the United States and Canada use this port. Birkenhead has 2.000 dockers and its wharves tonight were packed with export cargo. Arthur Deakin, head of the 1H million member Transport and General Workers Union to which most of the Liverpool dockers belong. denounced the vote there as a trick by an unofficial minority meeting. Deakin urged the dockers to report for work tomorrow. About 4.000 were present when the vote was‘taken. In the meantime, the government was reported ready to order 15.000 troops to load and unload ships as the London tieup threatened to spread to all of the nation's biggest ports. Longshoremen at Southampton, another big port, will vote tomorrow whether they. too. should back up the London dockers. At a mass meeting yesterday, they refused to vote on the issue, postponing action. The liner Queen Elizabeth is due at Southampton from New j York tomorrow. While the port situation grew graver, no solution of the big London bus strike appeared in sight. Grocers began rationing bacon in some sections of London. Panic buying of gasoline was reported In a number of sections, particularly those hardest hit by the bus tie-up > A court of inquiry set up by the Labor Ministry to investigate the dock strike will hold a preliminary' meeting tomorrow and hope« to begin taking evidence R«*dnesdsy. The Sunday Dispatch said senior Scotland Yard officers met to consider an appeal by the executive committee of the Communist party for the whole labor movement to back the strikers, adding: ‘ Such a meeting is without precedent in recent years “ Communists were blamed by the nation's top union leader. Arthur I)rakin, for stirring up the industrial unrest in a “conspiracy to create chaos and confusion ** HE THOUGHT Momma's No Worry To Boy, 4 A phono raU Sunday afternoon stopped a vigorous grill mg which appeared to he getting nowhere last in the Abilene Police Department The cgU came from the mother of a small sandy • haired boy whom Patrolmen O H tspt»»a» and W, P. ‘®di Hass had picked up Uwt and crying in    block of Kutwood St aa hour or so eaiier    __ The officers said they had shown the youngster In eumrrou* hoys wn me fewth s*d# of town N me recognised him The boy said he was 4 years old After i fruitless search, the boy was taken la the police station, where the grilling began as fol A here do you gu la school? * Vie don't go ' 11 tun’s your name? tIndistinct words* l ow say your name to Troy or dee Ed* Rbai’ft >«*» la»t name* t den l know what my name    , Rhrte do you me < Point» with linsei * It«* tv« you» momma » s»«me tan your bfdehm?    , The boy shook his head anu !,«> I««! “hhe dent know where BSU BUSINESS? — Elmin Howell, Hardin-Simmons University student, right, had a corner on coeds during a break in the Baptist Student Union convention. With him are. left to right, Beverly Garner of Texas Tech. Carolyn Evans of Wayland College, and Joy Roberson of Texas Tech. The meeting wound up Sunday morning with a message by H-SU’s Lonnie Kliever.    __ Thousands Flee Ohio River Flood BORDER BATTLE Irish Raiders Attack British SHOWDOWN ON TAP U.S. Official Hits Korea's 'Dangerous' Economic Acts BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Oct. 17 (/b— Raiders armed with machineguns attacked a British army barracks at Omagh along the Southern Ireland border today and wounded five soldiers, two seriously. Police identified the predawn raiders as members of the outlawed Irish Republican Army. After a 10-minute gun battle, a British army spokesman said “the attack was successfully repelled, and casualties were inflicted on the raiders, who fled, taking their wounded with thenr..** The raiders — believed numbering about 25 — were described as dressed in dark clothes with faces blackened. Soldiers and police immediately threw a cordon around the area. All automobiles were stopped at gunpoint and occupants questioned about their move- j m—Is After several hours, police announced the a Test of six men in j connection with the raid. All are residents of the Irish Republic, police said, and will be brought before a special court to face charges as yet unspecified. The raid was the biggest in years attributed to the IRA — an underground army pledged to drive the British out of all Ireland and unify the country. Ireland is now divided. The south is an independent republic; the six counties in the north are aligned with the United Kingdom swearing allegiance to the Queen of England. Striking with commando tactics, the raiders swooped on the Omagh barracks at 3:45 a.m. The barracks, in County Tyrone, 15 miles from the Southern Ireland border, is one of the largest British army installations in the north, housing 400 troops. Wearing rubber-soled shoes, the attackers scaled 3 12-foot wall, knocked down a sentry with a gun butt, but not before he managed to wound his attacker. The shot sounded the alarm. Other raiders with machineguns and knives attempted to storm the main gate leading to the barracks, but were beaten off by rifle fire. Capt. i; M. Troy, the British army duty officer, said at least seven o( the raiders were believed wounded in the gun battle but they managed to get away with the help oi the others. SEOUL. Monday. Oct 1* tfi—An American diplomat today bluntly called “downright danger«*»’ the economic thinking of President Syngman Rhee as a showdown neared with South Korea over 700 million dollars tn V. S. aid. The official, who asked that his aame be withheld, told newsmen “not one top official in the South Korean government ha* a high school understanding of economics ” Gen John E Hull. U S Far East commander, is expected to place before Rhee this w cek demands that South Korea readjust its currency exchange and take steps to combat inflation or else face a drop in assistance from the United States In an unusually »harp statement. W INSTO* UHI Kl MH 1. . ,, makes change» Gen, Hull said yesterday in Tokyo that Rhee s government acted “contrary to its agreement c in Shutting off supplies of us Hwan curvency to the U. S. military for payment of Korean employes. There was no immediate comment by South Korean officials. Gen. Hull said the U. S Army will start immediately selling gasoline and oil. sorely needed by civilians, to get the Hwan currency it needs. South Korean officials earlier accused the U S. military of delay- j me gasoline and oil supplies as a “retaliatory“ measure American* j ridiculed this, My tng South Koreans merely had miscalculated their needs The heart of the dispute to this: j The official exchange raw to liO llwan to the dollar. The black market rate ta «0 to to» U S oilictato want at least ttotel. South Koreans refuse The critical American diplomat who called Rhe« » economic thinking dangerous. Mid “booth Korean Argentine Reds Jailed by Peron BUENOS ATRIs Ari | Oct. IT vft~Pi ntdtont Jt i Peron referred to the fac ¡that Argentine federal poll« I jaded 301» or tin*# IVrnmu i recent month* about to of them | refuge*-* from Guatemala I Although the aaudTommunist I drive ha* been going on for months thif w a* the first official public announcement of H policy has no planning behind ft and government planners refuse to accept any kmd of guidance what-ever.** He said there are “*ome highly capable people on the second level of Korean administration." “Unfortunately," he added, “these men are totally ignored by their superiors " The diplomat disclosed that these are among concessions being de manded of Rhee before the Too million dollar economic and military aid program for 1*55 can start rolling 1. The Koreans must establish a “realistic" exchange rate. 2 They must supply the United States with information on dollar j Itoldwgs tn the government Ueas ury. Hurricane Areas Get Federal Aid Grants sary to provide emergency aid to the area. James C. Hagerty. White House press secretary. sa»d there was no estimate of the amount that would be required. Under normal procedure, the CShrfl Defense Agqpcy would be ___called    on to survey damage and acted at the urgent request make a report on which a specific WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 *-Pres-toent Eisenhower cut through governmental red ta«to at an emergency White House session today and authorized immediate and unlimited federal aid to hurricane-stricken areas of North and South CRrftfiM He  ___ of Gov James F Byrne* of South Carolina and Gov v> !h*m B I'm-•lead of North Caroliaa. who telegraphed the President alxwt ex* !«r:i*tve damage and suffering from Friday's storm. The two gov ernors asked immediate federal aid. The President notified them he was declaring a may* disaster m the affected areas of the two states and added: -I have allocated to the Federal allocation of funds could be based But the President bypassed that time-taking procedure in making federal money available from his emergency disaster relief fund. In addition, he directed U. Gen. Alexander R Bolting. 3rd Army commander at Atlanta. Ga., to make available whatever assistance the armed force* can give. A request from Maryland'* Gov Theodore R McKekLa for limited Ctvti __ . ind* for federal assistance as are necessary ta supplement state and total efforts In affect, he gave blank check authertty ta the agency ta spend whatever amount to finds neces- Jordan Picks Red Deputy E. H. CRUMP . . . political czar E. H. Crump Era Ends; Riles Today MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 17 IP— A man and an era will be buned in the same grave here tomorrow. The man: E. H tBoss) Crump, dead at 80. He ruled Memphis nearly 50 years with a political grip broken only by death. The body lay in state today it the Crump homo. Special police were posted to handle the crowds and keep traffic moving. Leadership of the Crump “machine” <— which held the balance of power ta Tennessee for 30 year*, until 1*40—was up for grabs. The last of the nation's oldttme tog city political bosses died at his home yesterday shortly bsfore 0 p.m. He had been critically IQ wuh a heart ailment for 11 days. The Boss” was a wealthy real •state and insurance dealer He hadn t held office for 14 years, but directed the eity’a office-holders from the studied by Civil Defense officials Hagerty said No other states have n    « asked for *id thus far    DritOri Attack* The President issued his orders Red 'Peace War' after an emergency White House i on! err no* with V»i Peterson, fed- LONDON. Oct IT Jv-Returning era! civil defense administrator, j from a visit to Russia. Lord Coi and Carter L Burge**, assistaat erame said today the principal do- ticretary of defense for manpower , *ire of the Soviet leader* is to land personnel    me Bnum duarmed physically Civil Defense officials already , and pap«ftNfc#cair. are at werfc ta the strickaa «peas. Churchill Shuffles British Cabinet; Key Posts Changed THE WEATHER eikt »** I«»»»*« MIS #* S*M _ MKivm rw a iwaur n* lent mé*t MPO IS «4L I» V>| -' mOM Md    * A. 1 «1—“r to* top m wmsmm ■* rssassr. _ __, _ t tt ■ tM * VI II XSS - , »«MW toe vw **4 mM •** •*■*» lexexnhk»* 2Tr u .    » »      ■ .    IS    .......... ■ * - to .........  •    * to iff ....    • • I  ......•» a m    fa M|KN «UMM few M a***1 *4 aJMl M I« |a »mm mm la m wp a m »w " aTia pa* asu , «*•*)>•» MW LONDON Monday. Od i* Rb—\ Prune Mmiatrr Churchill reorgan ned Hi Ham's Uunscrvativ* gov* trament early today, changing H minuter* and junmr ministers *»»d, bringing seven new tace* into ht» three* year-old Uatonet Harold MscMdtan gfefwar-eld hook pubilaher aac* a pet sonai fi tend of Pieshleat Ewenhower « *s named in mister ul dafanaa Mi the key change Unit! mm munster al housing. he reidaee* Vtscewnl Alexander, si. wartime In-ut mar »hai and a non party man. wir« h.mI warned to return to private lite The shakeup umici lined Ufiurch lit « owe uitentum to stay un tn «•Itice and keep Anthony Eden a» foreign secretary to strive with him lot a lasting par The 70year old prune minutai * main purpose W the re shuttle ap peered to tie wdy to bring yeungei and stronger moo uri«- key purMU and atom for the rv-uremeui at tiiriufti who wantod to step dr«wit New I mm her a of the Cabinet br »Ml» Mec M Uno ate klwuater of tHKtòing *«<1 lu .«I guvernmritt Doan bandy*. 4ft, OhuuhiU f «we in tow M under uf edui'atiuo -ilr Itovut Eectos. SO. who as nimuter of wvria mat »aged iriwogwmoul* tur Queen I laahrth’t cmonMtm Lord Chancelier- Sir tUvid Max-woU F>fe. 58 He hr«.urnes o vts ruutd tod to his arw post wtU prosale uvei the Heuoe uf Imdt and be the higheM judnud uilicer ui 1‘ttgtoüd Münder of had and agr culture —Derick He*U«-w*t kuway, M Home Mwretary and muinAer of »taie fur Welsh affair* Gwdvm LK^vt George SO, sun of the late Liberal pr»in« muuMit Davd Lloyd Geiuge ihhort Peake. 57. imnmer of pcrt»t«m» ami nat^mal maot oik t Peak# ha* hold Ih» »mm ^e Conservatives returned to power The shokeup give* krm Cohmsl nudi Minuter» hootis Alexander Who have lestgtved ttntud* Laid batuNtd*, TJ. lord chancei- lor.    ^ btr I marl Heoki 8L otturoey general Mua Ftwretwe Hv«r*brough U minister of education Alt Uurw'kave wanted to tot«oe to privato Mt He aid » sui vwtour to Hi tain • tap tow post which dor» ms carry Cabinet retd. to tor Beg maid Mar» wiaghsm Bailor. 40 who faugh* CfctorcfcttF» eye m th* autondiaey J role of sola iter genet *1 ** ft-. tarar) genti at Maim i gham h. I tor’s Mtoiy * UK«i * yoav C#h lUNrt annusar* «ita» Ht m» ieiwyn IML to* nunnooi ot j »tate and oriing bead ei the Hs t ish dr tog at ¿so to Cie IN V > aenihly was named muuslr« • supply, the post halft until mm by bamQs iMMAN. J* don. Uri 17 Op das pK ksd I ti fini Comminisi- gtol dejHIt V m >e*terda> a Dot s psruamen tar) sieri tons (hai eight perso a* dead and moro it 40 weunde hi be extremist IsfUst. Abdcl Rad Fa Saleh, w« mi la Nabfeo. Si lo* worth of Jermafem to thè dan-held SOC lue to Palesino was suppe? tod fer a prieCom- mat satwnai 1 fvwaft huft rea n Aitwough referred IfeffV Mê tlü « luto Commun.d ff etoried ih Jordan," Ratoh is a h gaily di rs.gnaird Rod SìWCe 1 iKiUtluitifel t)afti f% Afe md i Jl hfth MrrtvAff l» fraga ilahrwn. {under supervision of Cot Harry Brown of ThomasviUa, Go. FCDA jdirrctor for that area Byrne« and Umsteod rsfwrted that ladk of commwucouons facili ties prevented accurate estimates of (he damage, but both said tt would roach militons of dottora» _ IN FINAL PUNCH ‘If they succeed." he sold at Airport, the danger of war would he greater than It to St prr*e«v* 1»U? *n»wer musi be to resign ourselves to the Russian new look, but at the same urn* maintaining and increasing our publics! Rampaging River Hits Peak (rest MARIETTA, Ohio. Oct. 17 OP— Thousands of families fled their homes today as the rain-bloated Ohio River rushed down from Pittsburgh. spilling over its banks in West Virginia and Ohio. It crested almost nine feet ahovo flood stage at Wheeling. W.Va., and its flood waters had this agricultural-industrial city of 16,000 pegged as its next target. Already water was in the basements of downtown business shops —and it was rising 3-10tb of a foot ar. hour. But most residents, long used to sharing their cellars with the Ohio River, took its approach calmly. •'We’ll just sit and let it come.** one said The Weather Bureau’s forecast was that the river would reach 41 feet — five feet above flood level —by tomorrow night. The crest is expected about midnight But local observers say they don't think they'll get more than 3ft or 39 feet. About 25 families have moved wit of their homes here »o far. Parkersburg, across the river in West Virginia, was beginning to feel the effects of the rains brought by Hurricane Hazel, too. Its flood stage of 86 feet will be reached by midnight tonight, the Weather Bureau predicted. The rampaging river crested at Wheeling at 44,7 feat—* 7 above flood »tage — at 4 p.m., then begaa (ailing. i But between Wheeling and GaUto petto. Ohio, about 100 mUes down ihe river from Marietta, more floods art predicted. Tho crest to Wheeling. 9$ mile* upstream from hers, marked the highest water that dty to to.* 00ft had in nearly 1ft years About 400 f am (lie* toft their homes and the Wheeling News-Register said some 2.6» iamilieft evacuated farther downstream More than 700 persons evacurt-ed earlw*r in the Steubenville-East Liverpool. Ohio, area Mprtver At least four persons were killed by turbulent waters in the Pittsburgh area where the flood« began ye»terday However, stncw thoe there have been no report» to cas-uahtos either in Otoe er West Virginia. Col J. L. Person. Ohio River Division engineer, ostunatad there waft aeverto million dollar» damage each at Pittsburgh and WWek tof- la Marietta, folks weren’t warned They recalled theu toto flood two years ago shea the river reached «5 tosc BtU Ram. Manto-ta Tune* reporter, estimated there «4* 6M8i Ot glft.OQft damage then. “A ceupto «1 plants to* •mm hi the» basement non.“ be sa*d. “put people meet Ins MCtlod U the predicted crest to ft! f**t hit* uw city, though, mom than 6m noou. Np tft-A. CeL I Hurricane Hazel Takes 70 More in Big Canadian Stab «ed another »snidate hackee tnr --'-—»I front — Kashad a attoh had sun a parha-lap aato Tb# strengt* to the to tt toto was attributed largely »to »to rater* feeling a men g .m the toeto far their expul*»-«e I tb# pari to Emm toto stuck * ti I ill £0' I .¡4 byti*, efecied a Mtototomfes ay ta the receto general Okie H Hr if IM i cüoMi m ksii th* to ai> »est» sere I tom a IM m guveiaitttml irctr on IT arto* te «tvly i «sa ms Th* guv eminent a Ct*a«* *a«*P to Allunato, t ie capital and to the Amdaw fetid ÊÊ tpBFJBMBWBto A pm gexeftoiemi spoke*ma«i boou the compbM..r figure* h'*old »?«***» si ariMbN» eft the new par* UoiiMto ss the »id» at the govrtn MS «g Prune Uutot«* Test A ibol Hod* mm eight pesnhfy tur tivto* ss «ppfesktos bloc IHpk» rust toSftrcee ferre said lie would nets «roto un lug ciosf J «ed on fis laues* silk the feto»! DRÜYfi). Ori 17 Jv-Hurr»caiie wL few worst stoi m n TWunto » kuito) claimed a ted ef more than 76 dead and n »».ug is Us uctaab al t HU at to and Qurt«ev Pm'uxr*. latrai figure* cwmpiled ty—v ad stottxe* utaiiessd today Canada rwceixnd the final jnuK h of the Canbbenn toes «dorm which atftwh the cvtoi uveaial Uaded state* first tn the Carolina* plow od a sw ath *«,»net uses aw autle» S’tde sortSweslward and Up lb# v«h*o Yttfief1. sad tank a know a dsaih feff ef lit persons on the U & and Canadian tales «ft the border Is Us eaily uses* tbs rmntcan* wreaked havoc is Haiu end else sheer ui the Caribbean and fewer Allestir. Rod >#* ef five tu. ft flssd % ut titi* «sere tec'cNw-nm! today to the Rwetus air a k> mtirw aurth of Twoois is lie whmm water »bed of the Ifeuwbwr River fh«s i a,*od to si Iwast 4ft me knows rfeod Hhwe tu* s gvoiw are sfili i.»tnd at m«si»utg The : great nnjurilj of tbo caa««ahies ■ wore to Ontario Piwemcw. Quarkoc : ropautini owfe woe knows dr at h The hu«r ncane a t are pfveoMsm son Uus tar miand awspi tiuougb wRh high wutofe and T1 tochn* *f mis Friday sight It did Ms word «a.'tis a few femes, tbes hlew R-Mit out ui the Hudson Ray area j Thousand» were homofe** l»day as tbe wtoMtoai tod pfftVtRCtoi government* nwbtliitol roltof ts , ,cüiiMS Tho Canarhos da:uago wo* j rtomtood ol I«* miUioo doflsrs Most of the death* occurred ta OOWtovusaaM along tho Huuibr*. 1 which n*e* worth sud we*i or Tw resto sad flew« akntg Tvs onto * «storia sutokuts mio Lake Ostarlo Hardest hit wore Toronto* west era Msburb* partauferiy at Kw baukr Tb* Rod Cross director d that nnwmusitf sad last sight be bei Mpv od SI porosa* haft perwhod there girato* to the western «ubarti «ore Uw ftofy tree to « *ter tndop, hut ha »totveei* and fee-fe tog to «O* ««tr it Ri tiitodeft As the on earns • 6hA had hens u sudormed lato raging uaren»* to s svattat of hours *u«»tod«d rwebost »til protMd the fe* aftdutoool pohadut vatima Ov-or head befiruiftoes hovered to «pot sod i«*vu» say Who »tftl might ho la Etohtowho the fiowft etaimod invai to tt* virimi* on owe flfeaol-» Hay mero Drive Uthwr cum Toresto. whrt* murn thaw IJM rmtoowU to the Hodtofe Marsh 5Uibet Garden mos fled to privato Stones and garages so fegher giuund Rridpport, wheeo IIM tea Jems eoro ovoruotoft m the darkness a* rising «Met* of ton Grand Rive* mind mm tos« htonee. end Markham, ft fe« mtfes atothoaaft of Turunto. wbote IS* (Ms»ortg«i» wet* mareened to two tram* hoiure hemg rooruod fe» but us to ;