Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 78
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ARTI.F.NE. TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, SEPT. 2. 1954-TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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Britain Asks Limited
Rearming of Germans
on the Martha’s
dock and Vineyard,
^HURRICANE DAMAGE—Boats were sunk, some were driven up buildings knocked into the water in the Menemsha section . of Ii Mass., as the howling hurricane accompanied by fiercely driving ram struck New England causing millions of dollars damage.
53 Dead, 1,000
Hurt in Hurricane
BOSTON. Sept. 1 presi-
dentia! order to “cut through red tape“ to aid hurricane victims encouraged New England authorities today as they battled with the Herculean task of rwtoring order after Tuesday’s furious Atlantic coastal storm
Inspect itm of damaged areas-— particularly in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island—unfolded a panorama o( devastation; crumbled summer homes, sea coasts and harbors strewn with splintered \achts, dties and towns complete-iv without electric power and refrigeration—the latter posing the threat of food crises.
No central agency could estimate accurately the full damage but newspapers placed the losses as betv»een St» and 500 million dollars.
The uiwfflcial death list stood at 53. most of them from New England, and 16 unofficially re-I>orted missing. About 1.000 suffered injuries of some sort and tW.OOO persons were evacuated, it was reported.
President Eisenhower’s directive was ussued to the Federal Civil Defense Administration about the time Gov, Dennis J. Rt^rts of Ri)ode Island wired the chief exec-
Reporters Watch President Fish-Hoover Disgusted
FIUSER. c<^.. Sept. 1 ^
Former President Hoover declared stanewhat sternly today that “one of the degenerations of the last ■
JO years" is that the President of [ the I’nited SUtes no longer has anv privacy in a trout stream With President Eisenht>wer at his side. H«wver — the chief executive’s guest at a aecluded ranch here—addressed his remark» U> a score or more newsmen who had been invited into the ranch by Eisenhower. —
Reporters had been asking both j
the President and Hoover about their luck in the nearby trout stream Eisenlwwer said Hoover had hauled in the biggeet trout
*°Then Hoover—smiling a bit but unmistakably serious-declared: ••Thirty years ago we used to believe that there were only two occasions on which the American people had regard for the privacy of the Presutenl—when he was praying or fishing And I now detect that you have lost the second
piut of that, i.yi^ preas no kmger has any lor Ihf priMKy <h» Preoklwl* in «»‘»n« ™t 1« one of the degenerataa» of the la»t 10 years.” __
utive and other federal officials to declare the state a major disaster area.
The big stOTm—christened Carol —left an estimated 80,000 persons out of work in Rhode Islajnd and newspaper account* indicated the loss in that state alone will exceed the 100-million-dollar loss suffered in the 1938 hurricane.
The Federal Small Business Administration later declared New England states except Vermont disaster areas, where loans for emergency rebuilding can be made.
Too Far Away to Know
Another hurriofUM — Dolly — the fourth of thi itason—is shaping up off Florida but it still was too far away to know wheOier it will reach New England.
Batterad Long Island communities figured their wind and flood damage at about three milliOB dollars. Suffolk County fLong Island)
New Hurricane Roaring Norih
MIAMI. Fla.. Sept. I i#^A new hurricane roared aorthwaid in the open Atlantic tod^* with no indication it would strike anywhere along the coast.
At 5 pm. (EST» hurricane Dolly was 460 miles east of Wilmingtoii. N.C. The Weather Bureau said it would cHirve gradually tow ard the northeast during the next 12 to 18 hour*.
The season’s fourth hurricane was whirling along at 28 miles an hour with winds ot 100 to 115 miles per hour near the center.
Hurricane winds—75 miles per hour—extwd outward about 50 müe« from the center and gales extend outward 150 miles to the east and lOO miles to the west of center.
Shipping in the path of the hurricane was advised to use caution.
“Intensity is expected to remain about the same but with some spreading of the area of strong the Miami Weather Bu-
Sheriff William C. McColiom estimated damage in his county alone at two million dollars.
The Long Island Lighting Co. reported 75.000 families still without electricity and the .New York Telephone Co. said some 13,000 of its phtMies were still out of commission, most of them in Suffolk County.
Approximately a third of the 10 all! million persons in New England had no electricity and many had no telephones. Homes with freex-ers ai^ commercial plants depending on electricity to keep food safe faced the prospect of spoilage unless power is restored within 24 hours.
The Massachusetts Departmeait of Public Health seiied all available supplies of dry Ice and began distributing it in critical areas Ten tons of dry Ice was flown from New Jersey. A New Jersey National Guard plane was dispatched with the shipment. A similar ahifwnent will be made 'Tbura-day.
Virtual martial law prevailed in some Cape Cod towns after reports of looting. AU persons wishing to enter stricken sections had to have permits. Several units of National Guardsmen were on duty on Cape Cod and at Newport, R L
reau said in iU 5 p m. advisory.
Grady Norton, chief storm forecaster at the Miami Weather bureau said the storm offered “no threat to any land areas for 24 hours or more.”
Heat to Continue; Light Showers Seen tn Area on Radar
¡ Abilenians can look forward to
I more of the same type weather Thursiiay and Friday—continued hot and clear to partly cloudy.
The Weather Bureau’s forecast for both days calls for the mercury to hit near the 98 mark with the low Thursday night expected to be atxMind 75.
No rain te forecairt for the Abilene area although some weak scattered showers were spoUed on radar at the Municipal Airport Weather Bureau Wednesday evening.
Light scattered showers were spotted in the vicinity of Brown-wood. Sweetwater, San Angelo and Bronte.
McCarthy in New Role - -He's Silent
WASHINGTON. Sept. 1 (^ - A new, silent Sen, McCarthy appeared today.
The Wisconsin Republican, who usually has plenty to say and says it vigoroinsly, went through an entire session of a congressiwial hearing—and never said a word.
Oddly, this, the second day of the hearing into whether the Senate should censure McCarthy, had looked like a sure bet for verbal fireworks.
Every sign pwnted to H.
Ended on Wild Note Yesterday’s hearing had ended on a wild note, with McCarthy trying to talk and Chairman Watkins (R-Utahi vigorously banging away with the gavel.
Today when reporters reached the caucus room where the hearings are held the impression of impending excitement grew.
There was a five - page news release from McCarthy, and it carried the title:
“Memorandum regarding alleged | statements of Sen. Johnson on,
March 12, 1954.“
This memorandum again re- ^ ferred to a Denver Post story inj which Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-j Colo» now a member of the in-1 vestigating committee, was quoted as saying;
“In my opinion, there is not a a man among the Democratic lead ers of Cwigress who does not loathe Joe McCarthy."
Perfe^ Spet It looked like a perfect ipot for an animated senatorial discussion of who loathed whom. And. furthermore. McCarthy had moved Im seal from the witness table to the committee Uble itself, so that he wouW be sitting only a few feet from Johnson.
And 90 nothing exciting at aU happened. Not only did McCarUiy never say a word publicly durtnj the morning seision; be dwnt even bother to hang around much of the time. He look a long re^, came back for a relaUvely brief time, and was gone again.
Tills doesn’t mesui his case w« neglected. His lawyer. Edwaij Bennett Williams, a young man oi considerable eloquence, was busy raising legal objectioos.
Love Thste Words BiA his eloquence stressed thoM words lawyers love so much “without precedent — obviously’ — un the face of H — unsworn, hears^ evidence—may the record show.
Here above every'thing else, was the most marked ^ange ftwi ^: ^hajm^n ArmyMcCarthy bearings of last
YOUNG BANKER—Davey 0. Lamb, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lamb of Dallas deposits part of the $100 his parents put in his bank account each time he has a birthday. Mrs. Mildred Hardin, teller, usually gets plenty of ‘‘sivver dollys”—Davey’s favorite coins.
Lamb is a Dallas taxicab driver.
Probers Finish 3 of 5 Charges
WASHLNG'TON. Sept. 1 J^-Sen-ate investigators completed taking evidence on three of Bie five c«i-sure charges against Sen. McCarthy R-Wis* today, moving with a speed and orderliness previously unheard of in a proceeding of thi* kind.
With McCarthy away from the hearing room most of the time and sitting silent when he did attend, the six-member select committee moved to consider evidence on the remaining two charges tomorrow. AU indications pointed to a speedy windiQ) of the 48-hour-old inquiry.
The committee called two witnesses, both new.spapermen. and otherwise confined itself to reading documents of public record, in taking evidence on charges that;
1. McCarthy committed contempt of the Senate in failing to testify before a 1952 subcommittee which investigated his financial and other affairs. McCarthy’s lawyer. Edwani Bennett Williams, argued that this count should be thrown out on the ground that the ’52 committee was improperly set up and went bevond its authority, Watkins iR-l’tah> refused, however, to strike out ttie
For NATO Pact
LONDON, Sept. 1 (/P)—The British Cabinet decided at an emergency session tonight to push for limited rearma* ment of West Germany within the North Atlantic Alliance,
official sources said.
At the same time the West German government demanded independence from the Big Three occupying powers and made an indirect bid on its own for NATO membership. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s government, ignonng France, announced a foreign policy based on independence, equality and military cooperation with other countries supporting West European unity.
Bitter Reaction The action in London and Bonn climaxed bitter Western reaction to Monday’s vote in France killing the European Defense Community plan to add German military support to a projected unified Eu-i
disregai-d security rcgulalions in doing so. '
The other charge, cioseiy related, involfe* McCarthy's aUeged "receipt of use of coofideatiaJ infor-malion or dassified documents or See PROBERS. Pg. 8-A. Col. 5
HE SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN BED
WACO, Sept. 1 if^When Q. Z. Valentine took over at 1 p m. today as Waco’s new city judge he didn’t think there was enough of the day left to cause him any trouble.
The first person called before him was Mrs. W. F. Rosenbaum of Waco. The charge: overpark-ing. The fine: $1.
Turned out Mrs. Rosenbaum is the daughter of Waco Police Chief Jesse Gunterman.
Then Officer Albert Leonard said apologetically:
“Judge, we have another overparking ticket here”
The accused: Q. Z. Valentine.
“Fined $1.” Judge Valentine said, aloud and to himself.
ropean army. This plan had been proposed oricinallv by France to avert the setting: 11D of a national German
NATO is an alliance stretching : from the United States to Turkey with integrated but not unified armed forces. Its 14 members may be increased by unanimous agreement. NATO officials were depending heavily on the establishment of EDC because it appeared to be the onlv way to get the German units considered vital for Western defense. The death blow which France dealt EDC now turns Western attention back to NATO.
Secret Deadline Diplomatic officials in Londwi said todav the United States and Britain had set a secret deadline for starting West German rearrn-ament. They said the Churchill Cabinet has decided to cidl an eight • power foreign ministers I meeting in London this month to I discuss German rearmament. H®P" resented would be Ota Umted States. Britain, and the six signers of the EDC treaty — France. West Germany. Italy. Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
The informants gave this acct^t oi the plan to bring in the W'«it German military units:
Even before the military program for G^many is worked out, the United States and Britain intend to proceed with their earlier plan to restore civil independence to West Germany, giving the Boon regime ftiU control over its own af fairs except the right to rearm.
WUl Oatlliie Details
.American and British ambassa-Idors are expected to outline details of the plan to the Bonn and Paris governments within the next day or two. They also will tell France that Washington and London have set a deadline for starting West German rearmament.
The Bonn announcement thM West Germany wants independence from iU occupying powers— Bniain. the United States and France—gave France a direct slap.
Feeling High As Fisherman Nears Death
anthout an uproarious ing session.
For Williams and the ottier lawyers devoted themselve* to p^-mg into legal crevices, and lefl personalities out of it completely.
Except for material read into Ota record, not a name was called —or even whispered—ail morning.
PLANNED U. S. GROUPS
Witness Labels Batchelor Leader for Progressives
Nixon Urgos COP Drive or Party Deod
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CINCINNATI. I •t' Vire
President Nixon today told Uie Re Dubllcan NatUw^al CtHiimittee that the GDP niujit put on a wmning drive this fall or the “Rei^uWican party will be dead as the dialo
made the remark* at a cloai*d hearing oi the committee, but they were easily overheard by bystanders and reporters __
Bruc« SKirtt New Houilon DutiM
HOUS’TDN. ^I*t I >^Ll. Cfen. Andrew Davis Bruct look up Wi duties as new i»resident d the Un Iversky of Houst«« today. He was •ffidally retired fnan the Army yeeterday Eoct Hood.
Bv WILLIAM r. BARNARD
S-AN ANTONIO. Sept. I Oh-Two witnes.ses in the general court-martial of Cpl Claude Batchelor lestifieil today they aUended Com-iiiuni.st • stwisored meetings with the West Texan while they were in the same prisoner of war camp in Korea One witness, Cpl Hai'ukl Dunn. BixKAIyn. said Batchelor was the spoke.sman for a "imigressive study group at Pyoktong Camp No. 5 in North Korea.
Mad« Studies “Progre.'i.sive#' in Uie POW camivi were allied soldiers wlio made a stialy of Communlrtic teachings and doctrines during their Intel nment Dunn, now ftelionetl at Fort Jay. NY. said “unliy" meellnfs were held on several occasions Just iwior to the armistice He said the “progressives" made plans et these meetings to iwrespond wHh one »«other when they returned to the linked Jkatoi and to organise "itudy P'tMpg” hi ttdi eottftUy.
Dunn wa* the second prosecution witness.
Batchelor, charged with collaborating with the enemy and informing on fellow prisoners while a POW, pleaded innocent to all charges and st>ccif;cations last Wllaess Dunn, last witness before a recess until 9 a m tomorrow.
10 years hard labor last May on charges similar to those against Batchelor The first witness was Bohas Jan-da, a blond youth from lagrange. Tex . who was a POW from De-rember, 1950. to the end of the war.
JatKia tesiiiied be was present
testi- will’ Batchelor at a meeting spun-fiid that at meetings td tht study nured by tlve Chinese at Camp No. grou}>s “he Batcltalor* said when 5 in the Chinese Communist head-we got home we should organise j quarters in June, At that
small study grouivs ’ 1 time, he said, a Chinee general
On cnvss-examlnalkm Dunn said | - -lured on Rassia, Kan Marx and
Batchelor heHwd other POWs in his company when they were m. including Ctd Edward Dickenson of Big Stone Gap. Va Dunn said Batchelor also helped, by his ct«i tacla with Chinese guaixl*. to bring abtwl an improv?inent in IH)W food.
BatcheKu and Dickenson wort among 13 Amencans who ohoat to flay with their captors and were th« cMily two to change their mimts •nd come back Dickenson waa ooiirt • aaartlalad and aataaoad la
the Chinese Communlsl party and InstrvKied the POWs there to go back to Üveir camps and organise secretlv the ’ ex-K»Ws for peace." so this org anual ion could operate when tlta Pt)Ws were back in the Ignited Statta Batchelor. 22. it from Kermil. Tex. Hi* mol bar, Mrs. O. L. Batchelor. 44. from Karmlt. has been In the courtroom aach day since the trial opened Monday here
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2 McCarthy has ridiculed fellow senators in ’ "vulgar, base language” The committee subpoenaed two Associated Press reporters who testified the .senator did make remarks attributed to him about Sens Flanders iR-\T) and Hendrickson <R-NJi. McCarthy’s law>er indicated he would argue that the lawmakers attacked by McCarthv had said just as sharp things about the Wisconsin senator . w 1
S. McCarthy “impugned Uie loyally. patriotism and character" of Brig. Gen. Ralph Zwicker.
Two piei’es of evidence were submitted on this point. One was the transcript ol a hearing at which Mi’Cart^v told the general he was nniil to ctMumand The other w .vs j Zwicker’s service record, showing dtHoraiions for combat heroism in World War H This left for the committee only two other groups (rf charges whic.. it has winnowed from some 40 allegations submitted by Flanders. iH«n Fulbnghi DArk» and ^ Morse <lml-Ore' in seeking a ben ale vole of censure against McCarthy .
One remammg charge is basw on McCarthy’s call, during the hearings on his row with .\rm> officials, fur government employ«« to give him evidence trf or other wixmgiloing even if ^y
Veteran Pilot Bert Acosta Dies
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DE.NVER Sept I — Bert Acoota. veteran flier and race car driver, died today in the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society Sanatorium here after a twHi-year illness. He was 58.
Acosta started fly ing a seil-buiH plane in 1910 and II years later set a new flying speed record of 176 9 imles an hour He flew with Adm Rk’hard E. Byrd and Bert Halchen across the Atlantic shurlly after Charles Undbergh’s epic 19C17 flight
Tost PUot He later became a test pilot and av tattoo consuHant but collapsed in 1962 on a New York sidewalk with what was diagnosed as an advanced ease of tuberculosis Acosta, eolurful aviator ol tht bam^onning era. dramalued flying It was no effort for him. He was born that way.
Handsome, sipeeiaeular. nerve less, be was one of Uta worM’i few natural fliers Once he was asked to fly low over an airpoit in a new Iri imHoreii plane that some piriures cvhiW be taken.
“Not low enough." he was told when he landed.
• Not bw enough*" he exploded, “Well, watch this!”
In lU# next lew minutes he chased everyone off the field by whipping acit»*s I* his
wherli practically on th# gro^ Acosta was with the then Com maiider Richaril K. Byrd n "The
TOKYO. Thursday. Sept. 2 Ub-Japanese. drawn closely together in their strongest national feeling since World War II, kept an agonized death watch today over the bedside of a failing, unconscious fisherman.
The skk man was Aikichi Ku-boyama, r»lio operator who was dusted with radioactive ash along with 22 other crewmen of the Lucky Dragon last March I when Uta United States set off a hydrogen explosion at Bikini atoll In Deep Coma Kuboyama. racked with radiation sickness and jaundice, clung feebly to life in a deep c«na.
His wife has given up hope. His American and Japanese doctors have issued grave bulietins. .And across j£k>an’s four main islands the blackest headlines proclaimed: “Bikini Victim Near Death.”
If Kuboyama dies, it is certain that U.S.-Japanese relations will siiA to the lowest point since the Pacific war ended just nine years ago.
Nothing has shaken the Japanese like this since Emperor Hiro-hito told them they must lay down their arms and endure an occig«-tion for the first time in 2,000 years of history.
^.000 Estimateci At Kuboyama’s bedside there are the specters of the tens of thousands of men, women and children who died in the atomic fires at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 'The official toll of these Pacific war bombings is listed as 152.034. but an American doctor and Japanese scientists have estimated that more than 300.000 persons died.
All the rancor, regret, bitterness and grief over the wartime atomic bombings has welled up into an almost hysterica! national concern for the Bikini vkiims.
If Kuboyama dies. Japan wOl have »n atomic martyr whose death cannot be blamed on the misfortunes of war.
It IS difficult to say what steps tile United States couW take at this point.
Basically, the United Stales has not challenged seriously the Japanese claim that the Lucky Dragon was outside the proclaimed danger *oo«i. U.S. .Ambassador .lohn Allison has committed the United Stales to pay compensation up to one-million dollari. Negotiations are in progress.
BERT At'tWTA . . . flew wlUi Adm. Byrd
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