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Highlights on WHBS Local cotton quotations at Close today were: middling inch 35.39 cents a pound; blight strict low middling inch, 34.89 cents a pound; strict low middling inch! 34.39 cents a pound. HO Km. Tomorrow AM 7:45 John Mo Vane N. 9:05 Lucia Lull 12:15 Martha White S. WHM Tonight 5:00 Lone Ranger 5:30 Lum Abner 8:30 Hudley Ckett S.

VOL. 44, NO. 288 35c PER WEEK HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA, MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1954 Bulletins Dean Would Take Poison Elderly Woman If Ever Captured Again Sees Grandson NEW YORK -OB Federal authorities launched a swift Tells Schwable Court i .1 Preferred er News Oddities "Urn loueain Revealing Any Secrets SAN JOSE, Calif. -jB For the third time in less than three weeks, a grotesquely masked bandit held up Mrs. Myrna Ceiro, 18-year-old cashier at a drive-in movie.

He got about $130 in robberies Feb. 16 and 17. But when he got only $15 Saturday night, he asked angrily: Why dont you leave your safe open? How can a guy make any money with the safe locked? roundup of nearly 100 persons of Puerto Rican extraction in New York and Chicago today as four grand juries started an inquiry into last week's fanatical shooting of five congressmen. Subpoenas were issued here for the questioning of at least 75 persons and 20 in Chicago. U.

S. Atty. Irwin N. Cohen in Chicago said the probe was ordered by the Department of Justice. NUERNBERG Germany U.

S. Army investigators announced today the arrest of a 20-year-old American soldier whom they described as the key to smashing of a vast international narcotics peddling ring operating among occupation troops. They said the youth admitted he was a courier who supplied marijuana smuggled from France to American soldiers in the Nuernberg area, and had made extensive sales here. WASHINGTON Maj. Gen.

William F. Dean, captive of the Communists for three years, testi-jfied today he would take poison if he ever were captured again, to make sure he did not reveal military secrets. Gen. Dean, a Medal of Honor holder, testified as a defense witness before a military court of inquiry in the case of Marine Col. Frank Schwable, who confessed falsely to germ warfare while a prisoner in Korea.

The purpose of the inquiry is to determine whether 'Court-martial action shall be taken against the flier. Under questioning. Dean retold story of his own attempt at suicide after 32 hours of continuous interrogation by the Communists. He was too weak to get away, Dean testified, but he thought he could seize an unguarded machine-gun, kill his interrogator and theft "put the barrel in my mouth. He got the gun but the trigger mech- A ran Wnman Tliac anism wouldnt work.

He was ClIJ If Ulllall JJlCa knocked down and disarmed. Never having been subjected to physical torture pierced with bamboo spears, or had splinter In Car Crack-Up Mutual Defense Pact Is Signed By U.S., Japan Will Give Japs Grain, Guns, And Hasten Day Troops Are Withdrawn TOKYO UR Japan and the United States today signed a mutual defense pact to give the Japanese both guns and grain and hasten the day when American soldiers can withdraw from the island empire. The mutual defense assistance agreement actually a series of agreements will pour 100 million dollars of American aid into Japan's economy in the next three months and probably amount to much more in the long run. U. S.

Ambassador. John Allison said the agreement takes us one step nearer the time when the United States can withdraw its forces from Japan. Japanese Foreign Minister Kat-suo Okazaki signed for his government. The agreement will boost Japans defense force from 120,000 to men and hold it along more military lines. The United States will supply ships and planes.

The United States also will start the movement of 500,000 tons of surplus wheat and 100,000 tons of barley to Japan. And Japan will sell the grain domestically and in turn use the money foruns and C0H0II11C 1SSUGS munitions. I agreement was hammered A wm plnpprl Klfcl it in eight months of negotiation IflwCU 1 11 J1 attimes brought the Liberal Democratic Senators Think They Outweigh McCarthy's Activities STEVENSON ARRIVES FOR (left), 1952 Democratic press conference in Miami Mitchell, partys national at Democratic rally in Miami out in eight months of negotiation which attimes brought the Liberal government of Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida under intense opposition criticism. Despite Socialist oppostion, the government $7.7 Billions 01 'Hardware' Given By U.S. Eisenhower Reports On Guns, Tanks, Ammo To Allies In 4 Years WASHINGTON -UR- President Eisenhower told Congress today that in a little more than four years the United States has given $7,700,000,000 worth of guns, ammunition and other military equipment to strengthen free nations against the threats of Soviet power.

The weapons supplied, he said, included 30,792 tanks and combat vehicles, 5,340 aircraft, 601 Navy vessels and two million small arms and machineguns. The figures he disclosed in the report on the mutual security program covered the period from the beginning of military assistance in October 1949 through last December. He said that almost 50 per cent of the total was shipped during 1953. The report pictured many nations as regaining economic health and depending less on American assistance. But the President asserted that "as long as the harsh threat to world peace exists our country will continue to shoulder the heavy obligations of world leadership.

He said that military assistance and mi aid programs, though constantly revised, cannot be drastically cut without undoing much of the rewarding success which has been so painstakingly and laboriously achieved. The President said that in 1949 the United States financed about 35 per cent of its total exports Of non-military goods and services by grants and loans, but in 1953 Auto Tangled Bumpers PRESS CONFERENCE-Adlai Stevenson presidential candidate, arrives for a Beach, accompanied by Stephen chairman. Stevenson made main address Beach. (AP Wirephoto) With Another Vehicle, Went Out Of Control might have given him (the interrogator) what he was working on at that time, the defense plans for Japan, Dean said. ARAB, Ala.

A 38-year-old worn- jf I had not known the plans, an was fatally injured when her; I might have been curious to car went out of control and over- see how much torture I could Questioning Of Youths And Men Will Continue In Bobby Driver Death GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. Marshall County Cdroner Aubrey Carr said today that an elderly grandmother saw a person bend over and strike a match that ignited a youths gasoline-soaked clothes and burned him to death, but she did not know at the time the victim was her own grandson. The youth, 15-year-old Bobby Driver of Grant, was burned fatally when his gasoline soaked clothes caught fire after he was dragged from an overturned car after a wreck on the Kennemer Cove road near Grant Saturday night. The youths grandmother, Mrs. J.

A. Chambless, was too far away from the wreck scene to be able to identify the person who lighted the match, Coroner Carr said. Three other youths, who were with Driver in the car that wrecked, have been questioned by the Highway Patrol and Coroner Carr. Five men, who were in another car, and who reportedly left the wreck scene after the injured youth burned to death, were sought for further questioning today by officers. At noon today, no one was held at the Marshall County jail in connection with the case, but investigation will continue, the officers stated.

The coroner said the youths with Driver related that his clothes caught on fire when one of the men who stopped at the accident scene struck a match or dropped a cigaret. The men left after saying they were going for an ambulance, according to the youths. Drivers grandmother, according to Coroner Carr, viewed the wreck scene from a neighbors house near by. Her own home was further away from the wreck, but she had heard a stuck automobile horn, and had gone to the neighbor's home to find out the reason. She did not go up to the wreck scene, Coroner Carr said, and therefore, did no Just before a noon recess, Dean 1 ba Ms scb001 tax ccfion' find out until later that the boy -a .1.

At was gran(jSOn. Associate State Toxicologist C. D. Brooks performed an autopsy. He said Driver received a blow on his head which would have rendered him unconscious, but the boy died of burns.

Driver was soaked and the other youhths were spattered with gasoline from a can of fuel in the car when it overturned on a curve in tbe road, the coroner reported. Funeral services for Bobby Driver were held at 2 p.m. today from the Larkinsvilie Church of Christ, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Carr Funeral Home of Guntersville was in charge. And you had gret fear you would give something away? Yes.

If I ever go to war again, carry along a pill which Ill if Im captured. Shermans questions led Dean through a recital plinly designed establish that the general had easier time than Schwable. Schwable has told of lorig" pe- testified that, although he had been i A spot check of the voting places informed of germ warfare con-'mae lus aer noon showed a fessions, he never heard of 0 votes had been cast Schwable until his release from a fie five polling places. Past exprison. jperience in elections, when the 'morning turnout has been small, indicate that the afternoon voting will be about twice as heavy as that of the morning.

If these figures hold true today, about 48 per pent, or 2,500 voters will have participated in the school tax referendum by the time the polls close at 6 this afternoon. Ward 3, now the largest ward in the city, which votes at the Senate Testimony No Good In Court Crime Probe Evidence Not For Prosecution, High Tribunal Asserts turned about 7 a.m. today on High way 112, just east of the city limits. Segregation Case Is Still Undecided Supreme Court Meets First Time In Month, Issue Not Mentioned take. Did you have classified information? asked Col.

Paul B. Sher-She was identified by the High-! man, defense counsel for the Ma-way Patrol as Mrs Lillian Cath-irine aviation officer, erine Cooley, Route 1, Arab. Thats right. Ill take to an According to the patrol, the accident occurred when Mrs. Cooley, the driver and only occupant of her car, started to pass another car, which was pulling out of its lane to pass a pickup truck.

The Cooley vehicle and the other car, which was driven by Wade Moon of Arab, tangled bumpers. The Cooley vehicle went out of control By JACK BELL MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -OB- On the heels of Adlai E. Stevensons criticism of President Eisenhower for failing to put the brakes on Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis), two Democratic senators today agreed that economic issues should outweigh McCarthys activities in the partys 1954 campaign strategy In a speech creating the general impression here he is actively in WASHINGTON -()- The Supreme Courts first session in four weeks produced no decision today on the big case before it whether it is constitutional to segregate white and Negro pupils in the public schools.

Partly because of the long recess, there had been speculation that a ruling might come today. However, the court moved the field for the 1956 Democratic (countries' amounted to presidential nomination, Stevensonif! 1 3 menllon of 000, an increase of more than 60 only about 15 per cent was financed by such aid. With respect to Indochina, the President said that the rate of U.S. military shipments in 1953 was 50 per cent higher than in 1952, and he recalled that the United States had made available 385 million dollars for Indochina aid in addition to 400 million previ- eusly appropriated by Congress for when its front bumper ripped the riods of examination when he was back bumper of the Moon car. The forced to stand at attention with Moon vehicle not wreck.

-4ut a break for y- purpose. ise, expects ratification by April 1. Allison emphasized that the pact does not require Japan to send its young men abroad. He quoted Secretary of State Dulles who said recently 'the agreement would be purely of a defensive nature, directed exclusively toward contributing to the defense and security of the Japanese homeland. However, neither does the agreement specify that Japan should not send troops wherever it saw fit.

The agreement binding Japan to the Western democracies in the fight against communism provides for destroyers, tanks, jeeps, airplanes and other military needs. It also provides for a 700-man military advisory group to serve with the Japanese defense force. Material given to the Japanese cannot be resold to other nations. The exact amount or number of military items to be furnished is left unspecified. However, American military authorities are prepared to go as fast as the Japanese wish because Japanese forces must be stepped up sharply before any substantial American withdrawal.

per cent over 1952 shipments. Investigating officers said Mrs Cooley was thrown from the car when it left the road and overturned. She died while she was being rushed to the City Hospital in Guntersville. The Cooley vehicle was listed by the patrol as a total loss. Dam age to the Moon car was estimat ed at $25.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Cooley will be announced by Carr Funeral Home of Guntersville. Her survivors include her husband, Roy Cooley, and three daughters. Guatemala Given Facts About Reds Dulles' Statement On Communist Movements Pointed Toward Nation CARACAS, Venezuela -()- John Foster Dulles opened the 10th Inter-American Conferences debate on communism today, reading out t6 allegedly pro-Communist Guatemala the established facts about the international Communist move- Courthouse, led in the balloting this morning. Of the 1,106 qualified voters in that ward, 210, or 19 per cent, had cast their ballots by 12:30.

Ward 2, with 1,090 qualified voters, was second, with 191 ballots cast, for 18 per cent of the total qualified vote. In Ward 5, 150 of the 962 qualified electors had voted by noon, 15 per cent In Ward 4, 154 of the WASHINGTON -UR- The Supreme Court ruled today that testimony given before the Senate Crime Investigating Committee may not be used in criminal prosecutions in state courts. Justice Black delivered the unanimous decision. The ruling overturned the 1952 conviction of William Adams, of Baltimore in Baltimore Criminal Court as a numbers operator. He had appealed to the high court, contending testimony he gave the Senate committee in July 1 102 the case.

The segregation case, carried over from the last term for reargument on some legal points, was argued early in December. Todays session is the first opinion day meeting in four weeks. Gov. Herman Talmadge of Georgia last week quoted a reliable legal source he did not name as predicting the segregation decision would come today or shortly thereafter. The segregation case is a consolidation of cases from five states and the District of Columbia.

Both the Truman and Eisenhower administrations joined parents of Negro pupils in asking the court to overturn a decision, handed down more than 50 years ago, which held that segregation is not barred by the Constitution if equal facilities are provided for members of both races. Red Cross Solicitors To Report Tomorrow All Red Cross solicitors are reminded to make at least a partial report tomorrow at the Red Cross chapter house, George Cooper, 1954 fund drive chairman, said today. In connection with solicitation in said Eisenhower could stop what the former Illinois governor called a campaign by McCarthy to sow slander and dissension across the nation. Although he said he agreed generally with that conclusion, Sen. Magnuson (D-Wash) said he is not too sure of either the timing or the importance that Stevenson gave to McCarthy and his Communist-in-government charges.

He was joined by Sen. Murray (D- ont). Come next fall, when control of Congress is decided at the polls, I think the fiscal policies the Republicans have put into effect are going to be the most important issue, Magnuson said in an interview. Stevensons charges in a speech here Saturday night that McCarthys investigation threatened a malignant and fatal totalitarianism and that out of two million federal employes only one alleged active Communist has been found brought a hot reply from McCarthy. It was a very clever political talk designed to cloud the issues, McCarthy said in an interview.

The speech reminded me of a story. My brother and I went to my fathers barn a long time ago to clean it out. We disagreed how it should be done. If Stevenson had been there he would have kept trying not to clean it at at all. What the Republicans are trying to do is clean up the Democratic mess.

We dont always agree on how the job should be done, but We all agree it must be done. McCarthy said he campaigned for Eisenhower in 1952 and I'd Turn To Page Three the county division, Red Cross officials said Mrs. Carl Tuck of qualified voters ballots, iHarvest was the first countr volun 14 per cent; and in Ward 1, 13 t0 rePrt- Her rePrt was Par per cent of the 1,057 qualified voters or 143, had visited the polls. tial. Work is proceeding in all T-H 1951 about his numbers activities should not have been admitted at his trial in Baltimore.

The court revised to rule on whether a resident alien who goes to an outlying American possession may be barred from returning to I the continental United States. The issue is a basic point of controversy in pending deportation proceedings against singer Dick Haymes, husband of actress Rita Hayworth. The courts refusal today to rule on the point leaves it open to be raised if the case of Haymes, or some similar case, should reach the high tribunal. The court was asked to interpret a section of the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act which says aliens may be barred from entering the continental United States from Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands if they are found to be among 31 classes of inadmissible A. special three-judge federal campaign divisions, Mr.

Cooper said and it is requested that as much Red Drive Pushed By Puerto Ricans I JheWeather solicitation as possible be completed the first of this week. Communist 'Big Four' And Two Nationalist Leaders Still At Large French Proclaim Emergency State Enforced After Raids By Vietminh On Field Where Americans Work HAIPHONG, Indochina French military authorities enforced a state of emergency in this vital seaport today after a Vietminh commando raid on a nearby landing field where American air technicians service U.S.-supplied transport planes for the French war against the Communist-led rebels. Reports circulated that the Vietminh had declared they planned to attack every area where American personnel work. The Vietminh radio recently accused the United States of intervening in the Indochinese war. None of the 44 U.S.

Air Force personnel stationed at the field, Catbi, three miles from Haiphong, were on the airfield when the commandos attacked before dawn yesterday. Another 105 American technicians work at Doson airstrip, 12 miles southeast of Haiphong. The French set up prohibited zones around both fields, barring from the areas all civilians except those with special authorization The rest of the 252 Americans aiding the French in maintaining the planes are stationed at Tour-ane, on the central Indochinese coast. The French announced the seizure of 74 men suspected of aiding the Vietminh in the Catbi raid. The military said five of thtf raiders were killed, several taken prisoner and three high explosive charges had been seized.

The French said several planes had been destroyed but that these were light aircraft parked along the rim of the air-spokesman said airport Prt- A New Conference Called On Naguib Fresh Conflict Reported Brewing With Leaders, General Over Powers CAIRO, Egypt (B Leaders of Egypts military regime met in emergency session in Army headquarters today amid reports a fresh conflict was brewing between President Maj. Gen. Mohamed Naguib and his fellow officers on the ruling Revolutionary Council. At the same time, civilian Cabinet ministers were reported con-feering in the Parliament building. Naguib wants too much, declared one member of the council, who declined use of his name.

The council and Cabinet were scheduled to hold a joint conference tonight to thresh out powers to be exercised by the council, Naguib and the 250-member constituent assembly to he elected in July. Ever since Naguib was restored as president Feb. 27 in the face of a threatened Army split and popular unrest brought about by the councils announcement of his resignation three days earlier, he has been putting on pressure for concessions. This led to the councils promise Friday night to hold the July election, to relax domestic press censorship and eventually end martial law. Lt.

Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser, who took over Naguibs jobs as Premier and chairman of the coun-cil in the February shakeup and won further powers from his fellow officers last night, is known to favor keeping the council as the supreme power after the election of the assembly. Naguib, on the other hand, is reported wanting more authority for the constituent assembly, relegating the council to the background. A council decree last night appointed Nasser to replace Naguib as Egypts milit; ry governor, to administer martial law which has been in force since the Cairo fire riots of 1952. Nasser also was authorized officially to take any flung clandestine political organi- i other measures considered neces-zation which is operated by thejsary for maintenance of order and Turn To Page Three security.

ment. Although the U. S. secretary of state emphasized that he was not accusing any government or any individual of being either plotters or dupes of plotters, he referred pointedly to Guatemala. In his prepared text, Dulles recalled that Guatemalas foreign minister, Guillermo Toriello, asked during last weeks debate What is international communism? but House Labor Unit Votes i his speech as delivered the U.S.

secretary omitted the reference to Buatemala. Dulles replied to the question by saying: I thought that by now every foreign minister of the world knew' what international communism is. It is disturbing if the foreign affairs of one of our American republics are conducted by one so innocent that he has to ask that question. Toriellos violent criticism of the United States had previously brought the statement from Dulles that Guatemalas abusive attack would not be permitted to obscure the real issue: Communist intervention in this hemisphere. Toriellos speech led some here to predict that Guatemala would not support any anti-Communist resolution, although the Guatemalan foreign minister denied this in a statement issued yesterday.

Delegates noted that not once in his 55-minute speech did Toriello denounce communism. U.S. officials have accused Guatemala of following the Communist line and have charged that Reds occupy many positions of power and authority in that Central American cduntry. Dulles opened his assault on communism before the Political-Juridical Committee, speaking on behalf of a U.S. resolution asking the American nations to unite, as if invaded by an enemy power, whenever communism gains control of any country in the Western hemisphere.

Answering Toriellos question a-bout the nature of international I communism, the U.S. secretary of state described it as that far- Union Shop Proposal Rejected Down Change; Senate Group Puts Off Issue WASHINGTON UR- The House Labor Committee today rejected an effort to knock union shop provisions out of the Taft-Hartley Act. Chairman McConnell (R-Pa) disclosed the action, taken at a closed door meeting. He said the amendment was offered by Rep. Wint Smith (R-Kan).

The proposal, he said, would have had the effect of making illegal contracts calling for union shops and maintenance of membership. Under a union shop, a worker required to join a union within specified time after being hired. Mantenance of membership provides generally for continued union membership. The committee, McConnell said, postponed until later this week a vote on tbe language of provisions which would take from the Labor Relations Board and give the federal courts the job of handling unfair labor practice charges. The Senate Labor Committee is studying possible changes in the T-H law but today put off until Wednesday formal talks aimed at writing amendment.

In advance of the start of the Senate sessions, committee Republicans and Democrats seemed be in agreement on only one SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Pushing its drive against political trouble makers, the Puerto Rican government today sought the Big Four of the islands Communist party and two Nationalist leaders still at large. Sweeping police raids over the weekend netted 40 Nationalist party leaders and six Communists. All were jailed as possible sub Local Briefs 18-6 is a National to also to HUNTSVILLE: Partly and mild today and tonight. Fair with littlo change in temperatures Tuesday. High today 70; low tonight 38; high Tuesday 65.

ALABAMA: Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Slightly warmer this afternoon and tonight. TENNESSEE: Some cloudiness tonight and Tuesday, somewhat cooler Tuesday. Low tonight 39-38. Standard hourly readings taken from the Huntsville sub-station between 1 a.m., Sunday and noon today.

1 a.m., 25 1 p.m., 56 1 a.m., 32 2 a.m., 25 2 p.m., 57 2 a.m., 39 3 a.m., 23 3 p.m., 60 3 a.m., 29 4 a.m., 23 4 p.m., 60 4 a.m., 29 5 a.m., 22 5 p.m., 60 5 a.m., 29. 6 a.m., 21 6 p.m., 54 6 a.m., 28 7 a.m., 23 7 p.m., 47 7 a.m., 28 8 a.m., 30 8 p.m., 42 8 a.m., 39 9 a.m., 40 9 p.m., 40 9 a.m., 50 10 a.m., 50 10 p.m., 38 10 a.m., 56 11 a.m., 55 11 p.m., 34 11 a.m., 61 Noon, 54 Mnight, 33 Noon, 64 Yesterday's maximum: 60; minimum: 21; rainfall: 0. Maximum for same date last year: 70; minimum: 38. Today's maximum: 64; minl- versives. The roundup was coiirt "to Seattle ruledlhe section 1 aft4er last4 Mondays at-applied to aliens who have es-jac by Nationalists the U.S.

tablished legal residence in conti- Huse Representatives, nental United States if they make The Reds were captured with-a temporary visit to Alaska. out violence in a second round of1 Justice Frankfurter delivered the arrests yesterday. This was in 7-2 decision. contrast to the gunfire and tear Justice Black wrote a dissenting gas attack when Nationalist chief The Acme Club will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Russel Erskine Hotel.

Battery 279th AAA Battaloin, will hold regular drill tonight at 6:45 oclock. Fulton Hamilton, local representative of the New England Life Insurance has attended an intensive 10-day course at the companys home office in Boston, covering various aspects of the life insurance business, estate and family protection problems. opinion in which Justice Douglas concurred Pedro Albizu Campos and five of his aides were routed out of his apartment Saturday. rir The four Communists being sought are Juan Santos Rivera, the party president, who reportedly had Moscow training; Juan Saez Corales, a local labor union organizer; Cesar Andeu Iglesias, former party president; and Pab- lo Garcia Rodriguez, a Harvard-! rainfall: o. graduated lawyer.

Maximum for same date last Atty. Gen. Jose Trias said both year: 52; minimum: 35. the alleged Communists and Na- Total rainfall recorded for this tionalists, jailed on $25,000 bail month: .75. each, are being charged with vjo- Total rainfall for year to date; lating a local anti-subversive law.ll.86.

The Board of Directors of the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce were scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. this afternoon I to discuss committee chairmen lu ulav.uai, troop patrols drove off the raiders the coming year before they could reach American- I made Flying Boxcars and bomb- I ers lined up in the center of the Prescription Called for, Delivered LEEDS Your Trusted field Twickenham Phar. Ph. 105 (adv.) Keepsake Diamond Dealer (adv.) thing: that there was little chance of agreement. .24.

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