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Thursday, June 27, 1957
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r WEATHER Shreveport and Vicinity Mostly cloudy with rain beginning in afternoon or evening. Little temperature change. Low, 70. High, 85. Louisiana Partly cloudy with scattered aft-enoon showers, except in south portion. Arkansas A few thunderstorms in northwest. Widely scattered afternoon thundershowers. East Texas Partly cloudy with scottered afternoon thundershowers except in south portion. Eighty-Sixth Year of Leadership in the Ark-La-Tex UNDEX Classified . 12-15C Comics 6-7C Editorial 6A Markets 12C Oil & Gas 16C Radio-TV .... 7B Sports . . . 12-15A Theaters . . IOC Weather . 1A, 5C For Women . 1-4C Three Sections 40 Pages VOL. 86 NO. 27 AP, UP and INS AP Wirephoto SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1957 Owner of KWKH, 50,000 Watts CBS FIVE CENTS Huirricaiie Will it Tex a. Coasts Today N. Korean Demand Rejected U.N. Command Says Political Meet Improper PANMUNJOM. Korea. June 26 f.W Th TI IV PnmmanH with mnd- i ern weapons on the way, brushed aside today a demand by Communist North Korea for an international conference to arrange withdrawal of all foreign troops from this divided nation. Maj. Gen. Chung Kook Rook presented the North Korean demand, which is backed by Red China, at an acrimonious meeting of the joint Military Armistice Commission in this truce village. The weather matched the debate. It was hot and stuffy. There were charges of bad faith from both sides of the narrow conference table. "An international conference with a broad participation by the countries concerned must be convened at an early date," Chung declared, "to arrange the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Korea, to guarantee a lasting peace and to facilitate a peaceful solution of the Korean question.' Maj. Gen. Homer L. Litzenberg of the U. S. Marines, the U.N. commander, said such a political narlpv anr! its aims U'pm "nrit it Droner subjects to he discussed at a military conference." "Therefore,", he added, "they are rejected." GENEVA AGREEMENT Litzenberg told the Reds the pres ent situation in Korea "would not I have arisen had your side proceeded in good faith to negotiate the peaceful settlement envisaged by the (Geneva) armistice agreement." "The burden of responsibility rests with your side." he said, "because your side failed to demonstrate any sincerity in meeting th. obligations under the armistice agreement." The present situation stems from what the U.N. Command calls consistent and repeated violations by North Korea and her Chinese ally of an armistice ban on the introduction of new weapons since the shooting stopped in 1953. The U.N. Command notified the Communists last Friday that, because of the Red violations, it would no longer be bound by that provision of the armistice. New planes, tanks and guns are to bolster the armed forces south of the armistice line. About 80,000 American troops and 5.000 others from U.N. nations stand guard with South Korea's 700,000-man army. According to South Korean intelligence, the North Koreans have a re-equipped army of 400,000 men and Chinese garrisons totaling 350.000, backed by at least a million Red Chinese troops across the Yalu River in Manchuria. PROPAGANDA HELP Chung got propaganda suDnort from both Pyongyang, his capital, and Peiping for the peace conference idea. Red China's Premier Chou En- (Conlntued on Pace Five-A) Airman Hurt When Cycle Rams Train A Barksdale staff sergeant was reported in critical condition last right after his foreign-made motorcycle collided with an Illinois Central passenger train at Air Line Drive in Bossier City shortly after noon yesterday. The man, Anton T. Stimac, about 30. of the 05th Operations Sqd., is reported to have suffered compound fractures of the right leg and left elbow, a fracture of the left leg and possible internal injuries. He was taken to the base hospital. Bossier City police said the airman was thrown about 100 feet after the impact. The motorcycle was thrown 130 feet from the point of collision. The motorcycle and the diesel train met at the intersection, with the motorcycle crashing into the side of the engine, about two feet from the front. The cycle and Stimac were thrown clear of the tracks. The passenger train was traveling west toward Shreveport from Vicksburg, Miss. L. J. DeLee of Monroe, was the engineer of the train. Capt. J. A. Jones said Stimac's southbound motorcycle skidded 155 feet before colliding with the train. The train was traveling at about 55 miles per hour. There are no signal lights at the intersection. Besides Capt. Jones, Lt. John Q. Lincecum and J. A. Jones Jr., investigated the accident. 'DANGER OF INFLATION' Eisenhower Overrules Wage-Price Controls WASHINGTON, June 26 (.7) President Eisenhower today called the upward trend of prices "alarming" but ruled out any new government controls to halt it. The President told a news conference that to impose rigid wage-price type controls in peacetime w ould lend weight to a recent forecast by Soviet Communist boss Nikita S. Khrushchev that this country is heading toward socialism. "And I am not going to be a party to it," Eisenhower declared. He said it is up to both business and labor to exercise "statesmanship" to forego uncalled-for price and wage increases and for government to practice "sound, sane policies." Otherwise, he said, "there is real danger of inflation." Eisenhower made these emphatically-voiced comments to 215 reporters in the course of answering questions which ranged from the hydrogen bomb to the civil rights controversy. He said this country has "no intention of pulling back" its offer to seek agreement on ending hydrogen bomb tests even though some of the nation's top scientists have told him it will benefit mankind if the tests continue. Bossier Band Takes First Place Again Wins National Title Despite Illness of Third of Members The Bossier High School Band was named best marching band in the nation for the second straight year yesterday, although almost a third of its members were fresh out of hospital sickbeds. About 30 of the young musicians and their chaperones were put to bed with food poisoning in a hospital near Reno., Nev., Monday and Tuesday, but all 93 band members were up and able to parade through downtown San Francisco right on schedule yesterday morning. The contest, in which 40 to 50 bands from all over the country paraded, was held at 9:45 a.m. yesterday. It is sponsored annually by Lions International. Winners were announced in the late afternoon. Band Director Kenneth L. Green, by long distance telephone, listed other winners as: Bonham Brothers Band, San Diego, Calif., second; Mississippi All-State Band, third; Brecken-ridge High of San Antonio, Tex., fourth; and White Oaks. Tex., and Weldonians of California in a tie for fifth. Green said his 93 happy young charges were so "thrilled" and "excited" they could "tear up the hotel." The group is staying in San Francisco's Pickwick Hotel. The band won first place in last year's contest, held at the convention of Lions International in Miami, Fla. About a third of the band and its chaperones were stricken ill with what apparently was food poisoning Monday following an overnight stop in Lovelock, Nev. By the time the travelers reached Reno, around noon, they were (Continued on Pace Four-A) STROLLER Recuperating Miss ANNA MORAN, whose home is 412 Jordan, is slowly improving after major surgery at thp Highland Sanitarium. Doctors say she may have some company and good will cards from friends. Stroller sends his best get well wishes to Miss MORAN, a longtime resident of Shreveport. Birthday STROLLER relays a basketful of good wishes to Mrs. J. S. DOD-SCN of Plain Dealing, who will be 87 years old Saturday. Wants Pet- A loveable, small male dog is being sought for a 15-year-old girl who is confined to her room with an incurable heart ailment. If you have such a pet to dispose of, please call 83-1101. Visiting Currently visiting her grandfather, FRED ROGERS, Sr., of 1034 Prospect, is eight-year-old BECKY KNOWLES, the daughter (Conintned on Pace Five-A) CLEAN BOMBS' The President said he has been assured the scientists can develop a bomb "absolutely clean" of radioactive fallout in another four or five years. And he said he has been informed the tests must continue in order to find the best peacetime uses of atomic energy. On civil rights and related matters, Eisenhower said all Americans must respect the duties and obligations of the Supreme Court even though non-lawyers like himself may have "very great trouble" understanding some of its recent decisions. He disagreed with a newsman's suggestion that the court has no way of defending itself from heavy attacks on its series of decisions banning school segregation and otherwise affecting individual rights. Eisenhower said the justices "lay out the whole works" in their opinions, adding that the dissents sometimes have had more effect in the long run than the majority opinions. "I still believe," he said, "that the United States respects the Supreme Court and looks to it as one of the great stabilizing influences in this country. . . ." PRESIDENT RESPONSIBLE Eisenhower said that when the court hands down a unanimous decision, as it did in the school case, that puts "certain responsibilities" on the President. That, he said, is why he has asked Congress to set up a commission to decide just what these responsibilities are. Describing his whole civil rights program as intended to educate, rather than persecute people, Eisenhower said he regarded as "a very moderate, decent thing" his proposal that those disobeying court orders be subject to penalties without jury trial. This has been the most hotly contested section of his civil rights bill, which has been passed by the House and now awaits Senate action. Eisenhower reverted to the subject of the Supreme Court in connection with another question. It concerned the attitude of the Gov- (Continued on Pace Four-A) Today's Chuckle The old gent was telling his young girl friend of the difficulty he was having trying to find a gift for her. "Oh," she said, "I think the nicest gift is always something you've made yourself like money." NOT 'TAKEN LIGHTLY9 Red Subs 'Great Threat,' U.S. Navy Chief Declares ABOARD USS SALEM OFF ITALY, June 26 UPv-The Chief of U. S. Naval Operations said today Russia's submarine build-up represents "a very great threat" to the security of the non-Communist world. Adm. Arleigh Burke made the statement aboard this 6th U. S. Fleet flagship amid increased Russian naval activity in the Mediterranean. A Russian cruiser and several destroyers have just passed through the Mediterranean from the Black Sea to the Atlantic. Russia . also recently delivered three submarines to Egypt. Burke said the delivery to Egypt constituted a threat to the 6th Fleet "but not a significant one." The graying, four-star admiral spoke with newsmen as the Salem, a heavy cruiser, plowed through the Tyrrhenian Sea south of Naples. A force with it included the super carrier Forrestal, the carrier Lake Champlain, the cruiser Newport News and smaller units. Simultaneously with new Russian moves in the Mediterranean the 6th Fleet now is conducting exercise "Rosie Rosie" for a test of NATO defenses of Italy, Greece and Turkey. Burke dodged all so-called intelligence questions on how many Russian submarines are in the Mediterranean. "If there are some I wouldn't be able to say so. If I said there weren't any you wouldn't believe me," he commented. "I personally have not seen any." But, said Burke, "Russian submarines are not to be taken lightly. Russia has built more of them in a year than we have since the war. . . . they are a threat a great threat." He estimated Russia now has more than 450 submarines in service.- 7:, 1 K' yl . AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE only Navy T28 trainers are visible on this runway (top photo) at Barksdale Air Force Base. Some 115 of the Barin Naval Auxiliary Air Station-based aircraft took shelter at the big SAC base yesterday to escape possible damage at the hands ot Navy Planes Seek Refuge At Barksdale 115 T28 Trainers Evacuated From Ala. Storm Area The Air Force lent the Navy a helping -hand yesterday when Barksdale hosted 115 planes evacuated from Barin Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Foley, Ala., in the path of "Hurricane Audrey." The naval base, which is located near Pensacola, Fla., was alerted yesterday that the hurricane was expected to pass over that area. Steps were immediately taken to evacuate all base aircraft to Barksdale. The big SAC base is the official "refuge base" for the naval air station according to already formulated evacuation plans. All of the planes were T28 trainers, a propeller driven aircraft used for training Navy and Marine Corps pilots. The planes, which arrived between 3:30 and 6 p.m., are expected to be here for several days until the threat of hurricane damage passes, according to Commander William W. Powell of Princeton, W. Va., officer in charge of the evacuation operation. Piloting the planes in their flight from the storm's path were Navy and Marine Corps instructor pilots. A transport plane Drought in some 30 maintenance technicians to keep the planes in top mechanical shape. Hurricane Audrey. In lower photo, 2nd Lt. R. G. Beabout of Casey, 111., one of the Navy and Marine instructor-pilots who flew the planes here from Barin, prepares to cover the exhaust of his T28 trainer. (Times Photos bv Bob Dial) WEAPONS STORAGE Partial Accord Reached On Arms Slash Program LONDON, June 26 W The Soviet Union and four Western nations agreed in principle today on a method of reducing non-nuclear weapons by placing specific lists of armaments under international supervision. The method was proposed Gales Extending 150-200 MUes to North of Audrey NEW ORLEANS, June 26 JP) Hurricane Audrey, carrying winds of 100 miles an hour, was expected to strike a 200-mile stretch along the extreme southeast Texas and southern Louisiana coasts tomorrow. The Weather Bureau, in its 10 p.m. hurricane advisory, said the powerful storm was centered about 235 miles south of Lake Charles, and moving northward about 10 miles an hour. "This movement is expected to continue," the warning said, and the area from High Island, Tex., to Morgan City, La., is expected to bear the brunt of this hurricane Thursday." Gales extended outward 130 to 200 miles to the east and north of the center- and 50 miles to the southwest of the storm's center. The weather bureau predicted winds oi gale force to reach the Texas and Louisiana coast during the night. By late tomorrow the tides were expected to reach from five to nine feet from High Island to Morgan City and three to six feet frora Freeport, Tex., to Biloxi, Miss. WARNING FLAG Black and red hurricane warning flags were ordered hoisted as far west at High Island. At the same time, storm warnings were lowered east of Louisiana to Pensacola, Fla. The Louisiana Civil Defense Agency in New Orleans went on a 24-hour work schedule and civil defense units throughout southern Louisiana were ordered to throw all their resources to meet the situation. All National Guard units in southern Louisiana were alerted for possible emergency duties. The weather bureau repeated its advice for persons in low, exposed places to move to higher ground. The advice was being heeded. Helicopters evacuated thousands of workers on oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. On-shore operations also were closing down. Audrey May Bring Rain, Wind Here Hurricane Audrey is scheduled to bring rain and some wind to the Shreveport area tonight , and tomorrow, according to Weather Bureau forecasters. The weather prognosticators tempered their prognosis by stipulating that this was dependent, on the hurricane's continuing on the same path in which it is now traveling. Neither the rain or wind is expected to be very violent, and mostly cloudy skies will prevail during the rest of the day. The storm will have little effect on the temperature, with a high ot 85 expected, compared with yesterday's top reading of 88. The early morning low should be near 70, three degrees higher than yesterday's reading. Throughout the rest of the Ark- La-Tex, in those areas not affected by the hurricane, the usual partly cloudy skies and widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers will prevail. Temperatures throughout the rest of the nation yesterday ranged from a low reading of 48 degrees in Seattle, Wash., to a baking 110 , at Phoenix, Ariz. m tne united iations .Disarmament subcommittee by U. S. representative Harold E. Stassen. Its acceptance at least in principleby Britain, France, Russia and Canada appeared to remove one log jam to agreement on a partial disarmament treaty. Both Russia and the United States previously had suggested that the reduction of conventional arms be carried out on a percentage basis, with initial cuts of 10 to 15 per cent. Britain and France had objected that flat percentage cuts would work to their disadvantage because of their smaller and possibly less amply equipped armies. Stassen's plan would work this way: Britain, France, the United States and Russia would draw up their own lists of the planes, tanks, heavy guns, missiles and other armaments they were willing to surrender. LISTS Each of these lists would be pre sented to the U.N. subcommittee, where all would be subject to further negotiation and agreement. Once each nation was satisfied that the others were making a fair and proportionate reduction, the disarmament treaty could proceed, provided agreement was reached on other points. After the disarmament treaty came into effect, each nation would place the specified weapons in depots on its own territory but under international inspection. At the end of one year, provided the international inspectors agreed (Conintued on Pace Five-A) Annual Reduction Of Debt Uncertain WASHINGTON, June 26 UP) Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey refused today to commit himself to an annual reduction in the national debt, which now stands at about 274V2 billion dollars. "My feeling is that we're having trouble enough staying within what we've got," he told the Senate Finance Committee. The debt ceiling has been fixed at 275 billion since 1946, but last year Congress provided for a temporary ceiling of 278 billion through June 30, the end of this fiscal year. Under questioning by Sen. Frear (D-Del), Humphrey said it is "quite idle" to think you can bring the debt ceiling down each year "because what you do depends on Congress and the appropriations it makes." f Hussey Raps Study Board As 'Gesture' Ike Appoints New Cabinet Group lo Probe Oil Imports Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation John B. Hussey last night called "more a gesture than a good faith effort" President Eisenhower's creation yesterday of a special cabinet committee to study whether crude oil is being imported "in such quantities as to threaten to impair the national security." Creation of the committee was termed a follow-up to what the White House called Eisenhower's indication last April that he felt at that time there was ''reason for belief" that imports did threaten to impair national security. The language is from tariff laws which permit restrictions on imports if they become a threat to this country's basic defense industries. The President named Secretary of Commerce Weeks to head the committee, which includes Secretary of State Dulles, Secretary of Defense Wilson, Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey, Secretary of Interior Seaton and Secretary of Labor Mitchell. Eisenhower instructed committee members to report their findings and recommendations at "the earliest and practicable date." Hussey said at his Shreveport home that "rather obviously the members of the Cabinet can't do the work themselves. They must delegate it. This looks more like just another gesture than a real good faith effort. If they really wanted to get the job done, it could have been done already. Hussey said the President has already been informed that imports are at a "crisis" level, and said appointing another committee is just delaying the matter. The commissioner said he thinks the President has made a mistake in not having better liaison with state regulatory authorities, and he added that such authorities are certain to be alienated if the new committee does not invite them to sit in, at least as observers, and give them a chance to present their case. "All we have had out of the administration so far," Hussey said, "is sweet talk and letters." He added that the major oil importers will never limit imports so long as they are virtually tax free. "An equitable tax on imports," Hussey said, "would put the industry back on a competitive ba- (ConUnutd en Pace Four-A) BANDITS SHOOT UP TOWN PACHUCA, Mexico. June 26 wv-Bandits rode into the remote mountain town of San Lorenzo Achotepect late Sunday and shot it up. Reports reaching this Hil-dago state capital today said they killed 40 persons, including children and aged, and wounded intoroct nf ofnmix enorsv rosparrh ! others. The motive for the raid i "-OJ in of Ike Says U. S. To Stick by A-Test Offer WASHINGTON, June 26 M President Eisenhower said today this country will stand by its offer to seek agreement with Russia on halting nuclear weapon testing even though some op U.S. scientists urge that the tests continue. Eisenhower told a news conference that "for the moment it would appear that the psychological factors and the fears of the world" make it advisable to overrule the scientists who have told him, the chief executive said: 1. They can, given four or five years more of experimentation, turn out a hydrogen bomb "absolutely clean" of radioactive falloutin other words, one that could be used to knock out a military target without endangering innocent bystanders far away. 2. The tests must go on in the (Conintued on Pate Five-A) I was not known. COXSCIEXTIOUS OBJECTOR Marine Refuses Rifle; Conviction Set Aside CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., June 26 UP) Maj. Gen. Reginald H. Ridgely Jr. today set aside the court-martial conviction of marine Pvt. Peter H. Green for refusing to accept a rifle. Green has been assigned to non-combatant duty pending a final decision on his status as a conscientious objector. The 18-year-old marine had been convicted of wilful disobedience of an order to accept his rifle. Pvt. Green, a Methodist, contended religious belief forbade his bearing arms. Gen. Ridgely said he set the conviction aside on the ground that at the time the order was issued "the officer had no authority to issue such an order until Pvt. Green's status as a conscientious objector had been determined by the commandant of the Marine Corps Green was sentenced last May 29 to four months at hard labor and loss of two-thirds of his pay for four months. Gen. Ridgely said Green has been transferred to non-combatant duty in headquarters battalion "pendin; the outcome of his appeal to the secretary of the Navy for a review ot the commandant of the Marine Corps' decision as to his status as a conscientious objector." Green is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Green of Evanston, 111. His lather is vice president and executive editor of Printers Ink Magazine, a trade publication. Last Sunday the parents wrote the Camp Pendleton commanding officer saying they had heard the Marine Corps was out to Dreak and "intends to crucify" their son They also said they had heard their son's appeal from the court- ' . ' 1 I A 1 J A ,.U J LEAVE GRAND ISLE Grand Isle, a resort center the Gulf about 50 miles south New Orleans, had only 15 per cent of its population left by mid-after noon. Civil Defense authorities set vp evacuation centers for persons fleeing trom the storm. cting Gov. W. J. Cleveland said the National Guard would be made available if any storm emergency develops plus "the entire facilities of the state." Coast Guard headquarters in New Orleans said all its facilities from Port O'Conner, Tex., to Apa-lachicola, Fla., have been placed under hurricane alert. Units have been fueled to capacity, personnel recalled and provisions laid in for a week. Coast Guard units are warning isolated craft and planes from Corpus Christi, Tex., and Biloxs, Miss., are dropping messages to isolated communities telling of the hurricane warning. The course of a hurricane utj-ally does not keep a straight line and there was a possibility Audrey would veer toward Mississippi and other parts of the eastern Gulf Coast. The Weather Bureau issued storm warnings all along the coast from Galveston, Tex., to Panama City, Fla. Its hurricane warning was limited to the Louisiana coast. If Audrey keeps its current course and slashes Louisiana, the biggest property damage probably would be felt by oil companies that keep expensive drilling equipment in the Gulf. Flossie, the last hurricane to hit Louisiana, caused oil drilling damage of about one million dollars last year. Audrey was first spotted as a tropical depression Monday night A Navy plane flew into the storm yesterday morning and discovered that it had suddenly changed into a hurricane. Although less than two days old .Audrey s center winds already have reached 100 miles per hour. Two Navy pilots from Corpus Christi, Tex., who explored Audrey today described it as "big and fierce." The Red Cross prepared .14 schools in New Orleans to serve 'Cantiaaed n Pace Foir-Al Ridgely, commanding general of martial verdict had not reached famo Pendleton, announced he had officials in ashmgton but was disapproved the finding of guilty, and the sentence, and that the charge has been dismissed. "somewhere channels'." genial. ir Camp Pendleton The corps issued KEEP YOUR VACANCIES RENTED DURING 1957 With TIMES-JOURNAL Ads Propertv- owners who know depend on TIMES-JOURNAL classifieds to keep their apartments, houses and rooms rented. 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