The Anniston Star from Anniston, Alabama on May 30, 1953 · Page 1
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i ', v1.; AP and UP Newt faWs OutlooU " Nctcjr; Day, ffight Front f a. an. utO 11 . n. ABC. United Presa and Ajsoei-k a ted Press boHetina are flashed . orer Eadlo Station WHMA. Tho Star's" final edition" lOreaented si darn per week at 4 p. m. ' Senator Robert A. Taft has "gone native again. Columnist Thomas L. Stoke says, and hia natural pdmLitie outlook hat caused him to revert again te an isolationist viewpoint See column on Editorial Pare. Your Home Newspaper Since 1882 Member A.B.C. and NEA VOL. 71 NO. 257 ANNISTON. ALABAMA, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1953 40c a WEEK by CARRIE ROKb Claim They Wil f La r!i-' , 4 " Tfoobs Guard. lo Fight PWs Sent wa WINTER RETURNS TO MOUNTAIN RESORT A steady snowfall for two days blanketed Southern California mountain resort areas and produced this winterr scene near Bear Lake, Calif and Just as Jane was dne. The storm deposited more than five inches in some areas, broufht hail, rain, thunder and lightning to foothill country. Mundt Says Guided Missiles Cut Need For Big Air Force Budget Slash Defended By S. Dakota Republican In race Ut Criticism washinutun ( up)-Republican congressmen pressed their defense of the Air Force budget cut today with the argument that sutucu UU0OUCB uavc umiiiuuucu iuv iircu lur iar(e airiitrru Sen. Karl E. Mundt said a "very significant" advance in guided missile development is one reason the administration considered it Guests Slated To Speak Here At Churches Local, C o u nty Pastors Reveal Topics For Sabbath Sermons A number of guest speakers and special events will feature Sunday services in local churches t lis weekend. Announcements of these and other church news of interest are as follows: CARPENTER MEMORIAL METHODIST: "Impossible Silence" will be the topic of the Rev. W. N. Dark at 11 and 7:30 he will speak on "Prayer Changes Life." Baptismal services will be held for the children at the' evening hour. Sun day School is at 9:45, followship at 6:3a ... . :. CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN "Jesus Speaks For Himself" will . be the topic at 11 of the Rev. W, S. ' Tfilmage; At ?:30 the church wffl Hold a commencement program for the Bible School. Sunday School is at 9:30; youth meetings at 6. PARKER MEMORIAL BAPTIST "Tpese We Remember" a memorial service and unveiling of a bronze tablet will be held at 10:55 and at. 8 the pastor, Dr. B. Locke Davis, will speak on "Dead But Alive." Sunday School is at 9:30 and BTU at 6:45. NORWOOD WESLEYAN METH ODIST Morning worship is at 11 and evening services at 7:15, with the Rev. F- M. Crowe preaching. Sunday School is at 9:45 and young people s services are at 6:45. A daily vacation Bible School will be gin Monday morning at 8:30. ' FIRST CHRISTIAN- Morning worship will be at 11 when Miller Decker, an officer of the church, will speak ln the absence Of the pastor, who will speak at a district convention at Roanoke. Evening worship will be at 7:30: Bible School at 9:45 and CYF at 6:30. LAKEVIEW BAPTIST. The Rev. David S. Homan will speak on (See Churches, Page 3, CoL 1) 4 The Weather FORECAST: Fair and warm tonight and Sunday. Low tonight, 67; high tomorrow, 94. Not much change in the barometric reading. Highest temperature this date, 96 in 1914. Lowest temperature this date, 54 in 1934. Tempentar Hl(h Law KaiafaH Aantetca . Atisata BlrailBfbaai ChattaaMfa .. as . at a i U M 1 tl ( f II 111 IS It 1 75 S M IS M C alf TallaaaHM , Tart WTa Moatphia Miami Mobil MantBMr)r s. s SI a M a as M 14 HanMvllU Nuh-111 Naw Orlcaaa Ntw Yark ft. Laala Yna Wuhlnf Ua LOCAI, WIATHEB DATA Far M haara mn4 at :M A. M. u- lllf htii taatparatara, M iafraaa; law -aat traiparatara, M ararata. ; Rainfall .M; lalal rainfall tlaca Jana-arj I, SS.M Inthca: latal aaraal rata-aarjr I, J.M lnhti lalal aaraial rala-fa la 4at tlna Janaar? I, 14. M tacbaa. anaat Mir, :4T F. M Maria la- raw, tin a. M. SV V i safe to slash (5,090,000,000 from Air Force funds. The South Dakota Republican maintained that some of the new weapons developed since Presi dent Truman's recommendations were prepared "are actually worth a flotilla of aircraft Congressional critics; mostly (Democrats, have, charged that the requested cut is a false economy move that would threaten the na tion'! security. Other developments In Congress: SHELF Sen. Russell B. Long at tacked as "outrageous" the administration's opposition to extension of state law over submerged oil lands of the continental shelf. The Senate la considering a bill, already passed by the House, which would give tho federal government Juris diction over the outer continental shelf. FARM Farm state congressmen got a alight respite from the pressure of skidding farm prices today when for the second time in nine months an agriculture re oort showed farmer, return. Inrhwl i upward slightly. The report showed a rise of about three-fourth, -of one per cent in nrices farmers received for their crops as of mid-day. RED TRADE Acting Chairman Karl E,' Mundt (R-SD) said " Ms Senate Investigating subcommitte is compiling a list of 100 foreign-owned ships "still carrying strategic military supplies to Communist troops in Korea." Mundt said many of the vessels are owned by the British. Final A-Blast Is Considered LAS VEGAS, Nev. (U.ISwIt appeared tbday that preparations were under way for one final blast at the atomic proving grounds at Frenchman's Flat Nobody seemed to know when the event would take place, but Rep. Sterling Cole, (R-NY) chairman of the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee, admitted last Monday that a bonus explosion was "under consideration." The Atomic Energy Commission fired its 10th and final blast of the spring series last Monday from the new 280-millimeter cannon brought In from Fort Sill, Okla. Although non-committal on the project, an AEC spokesman said "If there is to be another nuclear test in the near future, it will not be the 280-millimeter rifle's atomic projectile." It was indicated that, if another blast took place, it would be the granddaddy of the group, and equal to at least two of the "Model T" bombs dropped on Japan during the war. Eight -Year -Old Girl Victim zOf Rheumatic JJjCHIRLEY Ann Stone, 8-year- old rheumatic heart victim, died last night at 9:45 o'clock at the residence, 1222 Lumber Street. The little girl had been 111 for the past 10 months and was undergoing treatment at her home. Only this week the Helping Hand Club had approved her case for assistance, and appeals for donations to provide money for, her hospitalization were made Thursday. Efforts had been instituted by the newly organized club to bava Shirley Ana admitted to a S JU T 2 r TV. ' Igug-Banjannnj 2 Are Killed, Others Injured fk m - h V I 0 1 H fl flOS Twisters Romp Through Dakotas; Two Communities Stricken By UNITED PRESS Disaster agencies struggled today to bring relief to two stricken KjTZr,S 1 communities where tornadoes klUed.lpst on. the central front following two women, injured more than 15 persons and wrecked a village. - The twisters rampaging through the Dakotas last night, practically wiped out the village of Fort Rice, N. D., hurled the body of a Solon, N. D., farm wife half a mile, and tore off a gymnasium roof, at McLaughlin, S. D. Bed Cross workers and other agencies were trying to bring aid to the twister-devastated region. A special train was scheduled to attempt a trip from Mandan, N. D., to Fort Rice with food and other supplies, but railroad officials feared possible washouts or weakened tracks might stop it, Boildings Rained Meanwhile most of the 60 persons livin8 in Fort Rice were finding sneiter in e 'w puumngs leit ."" y u,e iwisier. ine ror naao a"enea cnurcn. a tavern. i . a it . a store and the railroad depot, the town's principal buildings, and left most of , the. village. - in UndUng wood. The Solon victim was identified as Mrs. John Kuntz, 23. She was killed and her husband and three sons were seriously injured when a tornado demolished their farm home. Kuntz, 26, said he and the boys were on the ground floor and his wife was upstairs when he saw the tornado coming. Black and white clouds, working into each other, swept towards the home, looking just like big smoke rings," he said. Tries To Slam Door Kuntz tried to slam the door but the wind blew It open. Then the windows blew in. He grabbed his sons and fell to the floor, but the blast caught them and threw and rolled them "several hundred feet," he said. One of the boys suffered a broken leg and Kuntz said he remembered carrying him while the other young sters followed. They were found walking through a field. A doctor said Kuntz was suffering from chest injuries and a poss ible skull fracture. One of the boys had a fractured jaw. The other dead woman was Mrs. John Rebenitsch, Sr., Fort Rice. Thirteen persons, including Mrs. Rebenitsch's 81-year-old husband and the Kuntzes, were hospitalized at Bismarck and Mandan. Others, including a 75-year-old man whose injuries were so serious he could not be moved immediately, were hurt but not hospitalized. Two boys were injured by flying debris at McLaughlin. Heart Disease cardiac hospital for children in Florida. - Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence, and burial will be in Edgemont Cemetery, with Usrey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. t The Rev. Amos R. Splvey will conduct services. Shirley Ann is survived by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. P.,T. Stone; three brothers, Winston, Leon and Roger Dale Stone, all of Annlston, and wr grandfather, James S. Smith, Piedmont. Positions Lost Allied Blast SEOUL, Korea (UP) Allied fighter-bombers and heavy artillery poured hundreda of tona of high exploaivea today on western front positions which the Communists seized from American and Turkish forces In heavy battles. Fifth Air Force planes flew S& sorties and dropped at least 10 tons on outpoats Carson, Vegas and I Elko-which guard the Invasion neaviest ln tne year , Lt . Gen . Max. ivutc w tr-uwa uaaa xsi uiwi The Communists, who began their heaviest assault on Allied positions in almost eight months Thursday night, continued their attack intermittently yesterday and with re- ... A ,. . mmt Inkt Hard-pressed American troops of,,. the 25th division called ln artillery fire to protect them before abandoning Vegas and Elko. The Reds had taken Carson from the Turksi"? cons.oerea u,em early Friday. Big Guns Open Up As soon as the U. N. troops-had withdrawn, the big artillery guns coughed hot steel on the hills and the fighter-bombers followed through with their endless sorties. It was presumed that the Chinese troops were still in trenches on the three outposts named for Nevada cities. "I can't say whether the enemy is on them or not," an Eighth Army spokesman said. "We're not," he added grimly. An Eighth Army communique said tough South Korean troops had taken back two positions they had an attack by about e.ouo uraunu mist Chinese. Although the fighting was the 240 DEATHS PREDICTED Memorial Day Holiday Begins With 44 Killed By UNITED PRESS The nation celebrated Memorial Day under generally sunny skies today as safety experts hoped their prediction of 240 deaths on the highways would be proved At least 44 persons had been killed, 40 ln traffic accidents and four in miscellaneous mishaps, since the casualty count began at 6 p. m. last night. The National Safety Council, which made the 240 deaths prediction, said good weather would probably bring about 33,000,000 cars on to the nation's roads during the two- day holiday period ending at midnight Sunday.;., . ; r One of the worst of the early Memorial Day holiday accidents occurred last night at Redwood Falls, Minn., where Mrs. Anthony Plstulka and her two young sons were killed in auto collision. Parades Scheduled Sunrise services and parades were scheduled across the nation as Americans observed the real meaning of Memorial Day honoring the country's war dead. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was scheduled to place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. In Honolulu, Navy Chaplain F.A. Moore said a memorial mass on the exposed superstructure of the battleship Arizona, sunk ln Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The mass was in memoriam to 1.102 sailors and Marines, including Father Moore's brother, who lie entombed inside the rusting hulk. Confederate flags waved over the graves of Southern soldiers buried at the Rock Island, 111., National Cemetery. The graves are those of soldiers who died in prison camp during the Civil War. the conflict that inspired the first Memorial Day in 1868. The last of the "Boys in Blue," 106-year-old Albert Woolson, was the hero of the day in his home town of Duluth, Minn. Woolson, last survivor of the Civil War Un ion Army, was to ride through the city streets as honorary grand marshal of the Memorial Day parade and then make a brief speech. Traditional sports events, headed by the annual 500-mile auto race at Indianapolis, Ind., were also on the Memorial Day calendar. i Around 175,000 persons were on hand at Indianapolis. At Detroit, Mich.. 150.000 spectators lined the Detroit River to watch the fourth annual, tug boat race between the United States and 'Canada. Prince Charles To Wear White Silk At Crowning LONDON (UP) A Buckingham Palace official said today Prince Charles will wear a white silk suit to his mother's coronation Tuesday. The four-year-old heir appar- ent's outfit consists oflwhlte erisiik an of of his Uossree .,!. -Ll - , 4 1, I- '.... mi anin ana iiiui It is "one his party SUltl," tha palace sakt Planes Enemy well D. Taylor, Eighth Army commander, said the western front as sault "is not considered a major drive." Losses Seea Heavy However, losses on both tides with . . V the Reds getting the worst of it. Turkish commanders estimated their troops killed 3,000 Chinese, but Fighting on the Korean front had slackened considerably dur ing the renewed truce negotia tions at Panmunjom until the week-long recess called by the Allies last Monday. After the recess wai called. sporadic fighting broke out at several places along the front By the middle of the week, heavy attacks were launched by Chinese Communists, starting out as probing attacks and developing into large scale actions. The assault by the enemy re sulted ln the loss of several out posts by the Allies. . One Allied , official said .during the week that Allied losses probably would -run : high during 'the bitter defensive action. wrong. Vukovich Holds Lead INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. (UP) Bill Vukovich waa leading by seven seconds at the end of ten laps in the 37th Annual 500-mile holiday Indianapolis Speedway race classic. Freddie Agabashiaa was In second position. Van Zandt Raps Allies GETTYSBURG, Pa. (UP) Rep. James E. Van Zandt (R.-Pa.), said today that America's Allies "prefer war profits drenched with the blood of American youth" to peace ln Korea. Ward Loses In Finals HOYLAKE, Eng. (UP) Joe Carr of Ireland won the British Amateur golf championship today when he defeated defending champion HarvieWard of Atlantf, Ga., 2 op. Eden To Fly To U.S. . OTTAWA. Ont (UP) British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden will fly from London to Boston, Mass., on June 5 In a Royal Canadian Air Force plane for medical treatment at the Lahey Clinic, acting Prime Minister Brooke Clax-ton announced today. Postal Rental Costs Boosted WASHINfiTON (UP.) The T TT juaie news T711 riasnes Pout Office Department has an- thusiastic Mississippi Democrats nounced it Is raising therentjhere last night the American peo-on lock boxes and drawer an Dle will have to elect a Democratic average of 33 13 to 50 per cent at local post offices July 1. The department said the boosts are needed to keep pace with rising costs. Basic box rents haven't been changed since 1907 despite "very substantial increases'! In the costs of equipment, maintenance and service, it said. Rentals for the lock boxes and drawers, where ' patrons can pick! up their mall, are based on the! size of the box and receipts the post office. CORONATION VISITOR With "Kaolos'i headgear, adorned with animals and birds In an exotic combination, tho Chief of the Kwaiklutl tribe British Colombia, arrives In London to attend the Coronation. Queen Dances Until 3 A. M. With Officers Regal Charm, Gay Spirits Delight Crowd At Coronation Ball Bv JACK V. FOX LONDON. UP -Queen . EUiahha Mondaytwo hour before the beth II danced until three o'clock ln the morning today with dashing officers of her guards' regiment at a Thames River palace built by King Henry VIII. She returned to Buckingham Pal ace at dawn after delighting every one at the ball with her gay spirits and regal charm. The 27-year-old queen seemed relaxed and oblivious to the great crush of appointments and the exhausting ceremonial and long pro cess of coronation day that still! lie ahead. Elizabeth was beautiful ln her pink and white crinoline dress and sparkling tiara. A crowd of 20,000 cheered when she, Prince Philip and Princess Margaret drove up to Hampton Court , palace on the Thames to attend the ball, i Philip Up Early Philip apparently got little sleep after -the ball was over Tfc hand-! some young Duke of Edinburgh was up early to greet three new royal visitors Crown Prince Olav of Norway, arriving by barge at Westminster pier, and Prince Al bert of Belgium and Prince Alex of Denmark, coming tn by train. London police braced for the biggest week-end crowds ln Britain's history. Workmen tolled feverishly to complete decorations and stands along the six-mile route from Buck ingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. More Troops Arrive About 13,000 more troops invaded London today to populate tent cit ies ln the royal parks. Almost every dominion and col ony was represented in the colorful bivouac area. Among them were Gurkhas with their long knives, Pakistani troops, men from Papua and the West Indies. They will line the procession route next Tuesday. Weather observers pessimistical ly stuck to their forecast of a cool coronation day with a definite possibility of showers. Canadians Are Ready HANOVER, Germany (U.R) The Canadian army said confidently today that cheers of the 27th Brigade on coronation day "will be lusty all units have been practicing cheering for the past week." Texan Says Only Democrats Can Enact Program Of Ike JACKSON (UP) Sen. Lyndon Johnson (D-Tex) told 1,150 en- Congress next year If they want President Eisenhower's program enacted. "The American people elected President Eisenhower to preserve the strength, the prosperity and the freedom of America," the Senate minority leader declared at a harmony dinner. "That platform will be realized only if they give him a Democratic Congress ln 1944." in i speech biting with ridicule of jof the Republican cabinet and Con-tfresa, Johnson charged 'that the Strong Protest Is Against U. South Korean Foreign Minister Says Army Will Re-" ist Alien Soldiers 'By Force If Necessary SEOUL (UPV-South Korea's foreign minister today said tha ROK army would tight any foreign to take charge of prisoners refusing Pyua Yang Tae, also acting prime minister,. said that If an armistice was made n tha basis of the new U. N. proposals, tha ROK army "weald ream by force u accessary any effort to bring alien troops into this sovereign country." "We would be compelled to mobilize the national army to halt the foreign troops if they came with the purpose of supervising prison, ers of war," be said. The minister was referring to troops from India, Poland and Czechoslovakia who under thr proposed armistice would enter South Korea to take custody of Communist troops that refuse to go home. Wonld Not Hesitate this would be t "tragic outcome Pyun said, but added that his country would not hesitate from taking such action if it becomes necessary. These statements were made at a press conference with Korean newspapermen. Pyun has .said ln the past he would resign his post if the UN proposal was accepted. Such a humiliating ceasefire would not only mean an end to our national life but the total end of ithe fret world. We therefore con tinue io raise our voice of warning against such a disaster." Rhea Calls Cabinet - In the meantime South Korean President , Synjman . Rhee. has ln- structed his cabinet to meet with truce talks are resumed at Pan- at munjom. Rhee left Seoul Friday for ms summer retreat on the south coast after his spokesmen had warned the U?Nr that -South Korea never would accept the new Allied for mula for a truce ln Korea. The emergency cabinet meeting was set for a. m. (S p. m. EDT Sunday) at the summer resort. The Communists are scheduled to give the U.N. their answer to tha Allies "final" proposal ior settling the prisoner dispute at 11 a.m. The Reds in effect have thumbed down parts of the plan. Rhee Undecided South Korean sources here said Rhee still had not (decided finally whether to permit Maj- Gen. Choi Duk Shin, his truce delegate, to go to Panmunjom for the meeting Monday. They . said Choi, who boycotted last Monday ineetihf , "probably would not return to the truce meeting unless Rhee gave htm a direct order. Choi was at the . Korean army center at Taegu today on "military matters." He disclosed South Korean objec tions to the Allied proposal Thurs day in a bitter note to chief U.N. negotiator Lt. Gen. William K Harrison, and demanded that the final formula be withdrawn, Choi claimed the proposal, drawn up in Washington by the United States and her Allies ln the Korean fighting, was a capitulation to the Reds. Rhee previously had objected violently to a truce which would leJkre Korea divided and permit Chinese Communists to remain In Korea Trussville Boy Hurt By Horse BIRMINGHAM 0J.RV- A Trussville boy, dragged by a horse along the ground, remained ln critical condition here today after a narrow brush with death when his breathing stopped far almost an hour. Doctors and nurses at the East End Memorial Hospital applied artificial respiration to Kenneth Kemp, 10, yesterday while police escorted a truck bearing an iron lung across town., Republican "old guard" is In con trol in Congress and has hamstrung the chief executive at every turn. He declared that Democrats will not permit them "to use the President's prestige as a shield behind which they will tear down the liberty and prosperity our people have built." The Texas Democrat called Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson a man who "believes there is great strength ln fewer guns" and said he may "decide to strengh-then our defenses by . abolishing the Army, the Air Force and the Nsvy." He characterized Secretary of State John Foster Dulles as "ready to make foreign policy anytime that Senator Taft tolls him what It is. N. Proposal troops that enter South Korea repatriation. i aa. i m in nnn K .... i' ." 4 .aana. i ,,1,1. 'i, ALEXANDER WILEY . . . hlta Taft's stand Senator Wiley Blasts Stand TakenTaft Wisconsin R e p u hlican Says "Forgetting U. N. Would Please Enemies ' ';'": i i 1 By JOHN L. STEELE WASHINGTON (UP) Sen. Alexander Wiley (R-Wls.) struck back hard today at Sen. Robert A. Taft's plea that America "for get about" tha United Nations as weapon against aggression. The enemies of the. nation, ha said, "would like nothing better" than to sea the United States abandon the UJN. and attempt to "go it alone." On this Memorial Day I do not' believe that we could pay more fitting tribute to the honored dead. ' Wiley said; than to reaffirm our faith in the UN. as an instrument for working out the ills of ILsick worid.' - Wiley, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, defended the need for Allied cooperation in a speech prepared for Arlington National Cemetery services at which the President planned to preside. Second Rebuff For Taft Although Wiley did not refer to Taft by name, it was obvious his address was prepared with the remarks of the Senate Republican leader in mind. It was the second rebuff hand ed Taft by an administration leader. At his news conference Mr. Eisenhower fired a blunt "no" when asked if he agreed with Taft's "go it alone" speech Tues day. Wiley warned against those "who would divide us from our Allies and who are blind to the consequences of their act." The "free world's house cannot stand," he said, if some now split It "wit tingly or unwittingly." Takes Direct Issue The Wisconsin senator took di rect issue both with Taft's view on the United Nations and the doubts he express concerning the validity of the North Atlantic mutual defense system. "We did not 'go it alone' In tha 1940's," Wiley said. "We are not going to go it alone in the 1950s. The danger to us is far greater now than it was then. The enemies of that American boy who lies in that tomb-( tha Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) would like nothing better than for us to 'go it alone.' They would like nothing better than for us to lose all hope that Western Europe can be successfully defended. They would be delighted if we were to lose our faith in the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations and in tha U.N." This seemed a direct reference to Taft's claim that the Norm At-lantic- Treaty was established without reference to the U.N. as the "complete antithesis" of tha charter, for which Taft said it substitutes a "military alliance." Census Taker Charged With Boosting Figures CHICAGO (OR) Matthew J. ; Mlczek. a supervisor In tha 1050 census, was under federal Indictment today on charges of adding over 18,000 falsa entries to his population count. ' "71 if""- . - '. : V.. )

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