Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 241, Ed. 1 Friday, October 10, 1952 Page: 1 of 8
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ROK TROOPS ATTACK WHITE HORSE—A pistol-packing Navy
medic rides the rear of a jeep carrying wounded US and ROK Ma-
rines from the front lines to rear area aid station. Fighting all along
the front, touched off by a communist offensive, continued heavy
as ROK troops mounted a new attack on 5,000 Chinese Reds on
White Horse mountain. (NEA Telephoto.)
Of Soviet Moves
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 10
—UP—Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson
said Friday the collective security
program has worked so well that
Soviet Russia is probably getting
ready for another round of soft talk
• with the United States.
" But he warned that a Republi-
can victory in November might
wreck American participation in
collective security and put the na-
tion on "a sure road to disaster."
Stevenson said that the nation
should keep its guard up because
at the least sign of weakness "the
Kremlin can change its signals
The Democratic presidential
candidate, once a United Nations
More than 50 visiting Business
and Professional Women's Club
members from clubs over district
7 joined with local club members
Thursday night at a dinner pro-
gram at the Blue Bonnet Hotel.
Beatrice A. Patterson, nation-
al field director who is on tour, was
the principal speaker. After bring-
ing greetings from national offi-
cers and state officers, Miss Pat-
terson discussed "what the B&PW
•J) is, why it is federated and how it
She stressed the democratic pro-
cedures in the organization. "We
are federated because of long time
planning on the purposes of the
club and to build membership
growth and opportunities/'
"We are citizens of the world,
not just the United States," she
said. "One principle of the feder-
ation is conduct education of
adults in the full responsibilities of
% women in the world. The federal
sets its own pattern of work pro-
gram. This includes planning,
studying the problem and present-
ing the material. Our program is
one of action."
A question and answer period
followed her address.
Mrs. E. J. Yates, president of
the local club, presided at the
Representatives of the Coleman,
Big Spring, San Angelo. Snyder,
% Hamlin, Stamford, Abilene and
Colorado City clubs attended the
meeting. Local guests included
Glenda Herrington, who is the
club's high school girl of the
month and Mary Alice Spillers.
delegate who dealt closely with
the Russians, based his opinion
recent "peace" talk by Soviet Pre-
mier Josef Stalin and the current
meeting of the Soviet congress in
"Our policy of collective strength
has worked," he said in a speech
prepared for delivery at a Demo-
cratic rally here. "It has worked
so well that we may well be see-
ing—this week in Moscow—a shift
in Russian policy which may be of
the greatest importance.
Time Will Tell
"The Russians may have decided
that their aggressive policies have
been too risky, and that they have
more to gain by honey than by
vinegar. I said 'may have' but
that is at least a possible interpre-
tation of Stalin's recent statement.
Only time will tell."
He referred to Stalin's statement
opening the Soviet congress, in
which the Russian leader express-
ed faith that the East and the
West can live together in peace.
Stevenson warned, however, that
he does not see much chance of
any sudden and drastic changes in
the world situation.
"We must not be deluded by So-
viet attempts to re-establish the
united front," he said. "But I do
see a change of long-run improve-
ment provided we steadfastly pur-
sue our present course.
"This might all be sadly altered
if the Republicans win in Novem-
ber and proceed to do what they
say they will do. For. if we show
signs of letting up—and that is
what we would be doing if we
slashed our defense and foreign as-
sistance programs—the Kremlin
can change its signals again."
Stevenson said it would be dan-
gerous to "talk tough unless we are
ready to act tough."
He said Republican policy seems
to be one of talking tough while at
the same time "we weaken our
defenses and alliances."
"That just doesn't make sense
See STEVENSON Page 8
At U. S.
Want No Suggestions
On Using Aid Money
PARIS, Oct. 10 UP — Premier
Antoine Pinay has refused to ac-
cept American suggestions on how
France should spend an expected
$500 mililon in American aid, the
U. S. Embassy disclosed Friday.
An embassy spokesman said Pi-
nay angrily handed back to U. S.
Ambassador James C. Dunn a
writen summary of Washington's
views on the best use of the proj-
ected aid funds and asked him to
return it to the State Department.
The premier told Dunn that the
American views on how France
should use the money were con-
trary to the whole spirit and pur-
pose of the North Atlantic Treaty
alliance and the common defense
The exchange occurred when
Dunn called on Pinay last Wednes-
day to answer France's request
that aid funds be boasted to $650
million during the fiscal year end-
ing next June 30.
The embassy spokesman said
Dunn gave Pinay a long oral ex-
planation of why the U. S. could
not meet the French request in
entirety, then handed him a "sum-
mary review" of Washington's
views on how the money which
would be granted should be spent.
The American attitude—although
it was not known whethter Dunn
actually expressed it to Pinay—
what that any nation whose tax-
payers are contributing a half-
billion dollars to another country
has a right to make suggestions
on its use.
BLISTERS ADMINISTRATION—GOP presidential candidate Gen.
Dwight Eisenhower, right, and California Governor Earl Warren
wave goodby to well-wishers as they leave San Francisco for
Fresno and a brief stop-over before proceeding to Los Angeles for
a major address. Eisenhower blistered the Truman administration
foreign policy before an overflow crowd of 23,000 at San Fran-
cisco's Cow Palace and said truce talks in Korea were a "Soviet
trap." The General claimed the "Soviet trap was perfectly con-
conceived, perfectly timed, and perfectly sprung" and the com-
munists were half again as strong as when negotiations began.
linese Group To
Nearly 100 New
Phones Added In
f Two Lake Areas
About six extra telephone line
construction crews are at work
here extending new lines to the
Lake Trammel! and Lake Sweet-
water areas, Manager George
Bard of the Southwestern Bell
Telephone Co. said Friday.
New lines are being completed
this week ?o Lake Trammell and
intermediate territory to the
southwest and to the Walter
a Boothe ranch to the south. This
* new line will add about 50 connec-
tions to the local exchange.
A $72,000 extension project is un-
derway to the Lake Sweetwater
area, expected to add 40 to 45
connections to the local exchange.
Mr. Beard said that work is pro-
gressing on catching up on local
delays in making extensions and
't is hoped to have all back order
telephones installed by the end of
Pete Hardeman Is
Given Trophy By
Pete Hardeman of Sweetwater,
who has been cooking for the Boy
j St outs since 1923 and in his time
has been scoutmaster and cubrnas-
ter for colored boys' troops here,
was honored for his service by the
| Buffalo Trail Scout Council with
j a special trophy Thursday night.
The trophy was presented to the
! 74 year old veteran "good scouter"
by Dr. P. T. Quast, council camp-
ing chairman, on behalf of the
The occasion was part of the fall
barbecue at Scout Ranch, sixth an-
I nual event. At the executive board
j meeting following the barbecue it
| svas reported that 855 Scouts from
70 different units attended sum-
mer camp. Five horses and sad-
dles given the ranch bring the to-
tal of 22 horses and 24 burros.
Local Scout leaders attending
the barbecue included R. C. Dill,
Horace Curlee, Dr. Quast, Paul
Terrell, A. C. Bishop and H. D.
MINE WORKERS FOR
VOTE DOWN SOCIALIZED
CINCINNATI, Oct. 10—UP—The
United Mine Workers Friday unan-
imously approved a resolution fa-
voring federal control of tidelands
oil and voted down a resolution
asking for socialized medicine.
The 3,000 delegates attending h
Union's 41st annual convention here
also defeated a resolution to estab-
lish a "large daily labor news-
The delegates representing 600,-
000 miners had previously voted in
favor of a resolution calling for
lowering the age requirements for
federal social security benefits
from 65 to 60.
The union reasserted its opposi-
tion to universal military training.
A resolution was approved brand-
ing UMT as "un-American" and an
"attempt to saddle this foreign
born idea on the backs of the
Approval of the highly contro-
versial tidelands oil issue put the
union in line with the Democratic
party platform which urges that
the off-shore lands of the seacoast
states be controlled by the federal
The resolution stated that the
UIVIW disapproved state's rights to
the oil of the sea and that the right
of tideland oil "should remain or
be placed under the control of the
Department of Interior, whereby
the revenue derived. . .could be
equally divided among all people
of this nation."
The resolution also rapped Gov.
Allan Shivers of Texas. The reso-
lution rapped "the pressure and
threats by certain unscrupulous
governors, especially the governor
01 Texas, who threatened to walk
out on or stand against any presi-
dential nominee who wants to be
fair with all the people if his selfish
desires are not satisfied."
Ike Says HST
WITH EISENHOWER, Oct. 10
—UP—Dwight D. Eisenhower in-
vaded the Democratic stronghold
I of Arizona Friday with a charge
I that President Truman is doing
WITH EISENHOWER, Oct. 10
| —UP—Dwight D. Eisenhower said
j Friday that "of course" he would
I make public his recent income tax
j returns or a statement containing
substantially the same information
before election day.
Eisenhower, just before leaving
Phoenix, was asked by reporters,
"may we please have an answer
from you whether you intend to
make public before election time
your income tax returns, or a fi-
nancial statement giving substan-
tially the same information."
He sent this reply to the news-
men through his press secretary,
"Of course. If anyone is interest-
ed, they can have the report as
soon as it is completed. It is vir-
tually a matter of public record
Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson's dirty
work for him.
He boarded a campaign train lor
Phoenix after saying that Mr. Tru-
man was making political state-
mua^.. thav . Sjevenson "could not
i! tag ^ijmsek to say.'.'
T- h e. Republican ' presidential
i aodidate told a cheering crowd of
nearly 9,000 persons 'in Los Ajige-
les-, > President was
acting- -mMfm t House spokes-
man'' ?|W mneratiC' newni-
jtmi ed Crowd
Whi.TW - of about 20,000
stood ouibiue jam-packed Pan-Pa-
cllie Auditorium in Los Angeles lis-
tening to Eisenhower's speech over
loudspeakers, the GOP candidate
told the audience inside that the
President was "going up and down
the land saying things I feel sure
the administration candidate could
not bring himself to say."
The speech was perhaps an an-
swer to Stevenson's recent charge
that Eisenhower was embracing
and endorsing conservative Repub-
lican senators even though he
"could not bring himself even to
speak their names."
Although Eisenhower did not
mention Mr. Truman by name, he
made it clear that his barbs were
directed at the President.
He recalled that during Calvin
Coolidge's administration — not
mentioning him by name — the
President had a "ghostly" White
House "spokesman" to issue state-
See IKE Page 8
Seas of Humanity
Hurled Into Battle
For Mountain Point
Along Korea Front
SEOUL. Koroa, Oct. 10 —UP—
Fvha>iste<l South Koreans 'jnd Red
Chinese "•ecrouoed the'r fcces on
the hinnd fid rain-drenched slopes
of White Horse Mountain Friday
n'cht af*er th° strategic height had
changed hands four times in hand-
to-11 and fightinc.
The savage battle, >'n which the
South Koreans clawed their way to
the crest for the fourth time, using
knives, fists and rifle butts against
fanatic Chinese, was broken off
temporarilv when Allied olanes set
the pitch-black battlefield ablaze
The South Koreans dropped back
-350 yards from 'heir exposed
mountain-ton toehold as the flares
burst. All but a handful of the
Chinese Reds also slithered back
down the corpse-strewn mountain-
But. the momentarv lull was de-
voted to regrouping both forces for
a continuation of the crucial battle.
The South Koreans stormed the
crest in an attack that began at
8:30 p. m.—5:30 a. m. est. — the
fourth time Friday they have
charged up the bloody slopes of the
central front height.
Ordered to Return
Three times the fanatical Chi-
nese forced the dauntless Koreans
off the crest in "human sea" at-
tacks but each time they returned
Under orders from their command-
er to capture and hold the peak.
> "The Chinese know and I know
that whoever controls White Horse
controls the Chorwon Valley," said
Maj. Gen. Kim Chong Oh, com-
mander of the Republic of Korea
The Chorwon Valley is used by
bo"^ sieves as a supply route.
In their night assault, the South
Koreans engaged the Chinese in
savage hand-to-hand combat with
700 fresh Chinese dug in on the
Both sides were using knives,
fists and rifle butts in the bitter
fighting, front line reports said.
A front line officer said the battle
"is being waged in complete dark-
ness." He said the only sounds
were "a scream when someone
gets knifed and the moans of the
wounded. Sometimes a grenade
Artillery ceased fire when the
two sides closed in hand-to-hand
fighting and neither side fired
■Human Sea' Tactics
The South Korean attack follow-
ed a successful assault by the
Chinese, who used "human sea"
tactics against the hard-fighting
See CHINESE Page 8
Servant Kills 2
In Shooting At
PRESCOT, Eng.. Oct. 10 —UP—
A 19-year-old servant who went
berserk with a Sten gun Thursday
night in the home of the Earl of
Derby, Britain's wealthiest young
peer, was charged Friday with the
double murder of two fellow ser-
Six-foot Harold Winstanley, a
footman on the 500-man staff of
Knowsley Hall, also slightly
wounded 32-year-old Countess Der-
by, wife of the earl, and the earl's
valet. The earl was attending an
Army reservists' dinner in nearby
Liverpool at the time.
A police court ordered Winstan-
ley held for trial Oct. 17 on two
murder charges after Police Sup-
erintendent William J. Wooff tes-
I tified the footman had confessed
shooting the two slain men.
Woof said Lady Derby, a sister
of the Earl Sondes, was dining
alone in Knowsley Hall, one of
the largest estates in Britain,
Thursday night when Winstanley
entered the room with a Sten gun,
a machine carbine capable of fir-
ing 550 rounds a minute.
Sgt. Tommy News'
Body Is Returned
From Korean War
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10 —UP— |
j The bodies of six Texans, all killed |
in action in Korea, were returned j
I to the United States Friday aboard j
j the S.S. Beaver Victory.
The Texans — a Marine and
j five soldiers — were among 224 j
! bodies returned on the Beaver Vic- j
The soldiers were Pvt. Thomas j
Spencer, Harlingen; 1st Lt. John j
L. Weaver, San Antonio: Pvt. Rob-
ert L. Jeffrey, Fort Worth; Cpl. j
I Alberto Hernando, San Angelo, and j
j Ovt. Vinner E. Blackley, Victoria. |
| The Marine was Sgt. Tommy J.
| Neves, Roby.
The announcement said next of j
j kin had been notified, and the bod-
ies would be sent, with an escort, j
to the point designated by the next
May Be Called Out
WATER VALLEY. Miss., Oct. 10
—UP—Gov. Hugh White threatened
Friday to send national guardsmen
to this North Mississippi town
where two women had their
dresses ripped off in a brief scuffle
at a strike-bound garment plant.
About 150 workers, mostly wom-
en, tried to cross picket lines here
Thursday, resulting in the skirmish
between pickets and non-strikers.
City Marshall B. B. Gore said
that more than 400 workers at the
rice-six plant were involved in the
clash, and that only 25 or 30 were
"We got them separated and it
was settled quickly," Ore said.
Plant Superintendent LaGelle Je-
ter said that about 260 workers
walked out Wednesday because of
a deadlock in contract negotia-
tions. The employes voted last
month to be represented by the
Amalgamated Clothing n'ethl.r„
America, CIO, and the that can
negotiating for a work c , -'sSl
Jeter said he told non-s^l' is it cust<
remain at home "until gPr°P°s to r;
tection is afforded them.' i;' in sW
Lone Star And Santa Fe Top
Officials Visit Here Oct. 22
Sweetwater will be host to di-
rectors of the Lone Star Cement
Corporation on Wednesday, Octo-
ber 22, it was announced here this
week. Ten of the top New York
officials of the company which op-
erates the plant at Maryneal will
be in the city for an inspection
Santa Fe Railroad officials also
will be in the city at that time and
will entertain the Lone Star Ce-
ment directors. They will be
guests of Sweetwater leaders in the
evening at" the plant.
Carlton C. Johnston and the
Board of City Development will
collaborate in the entertainment
program that is being arranged.
Plans call for the directors to be
guests of the Santa Fe officials at
noon and of the local citizens in
the evening when a tour of the
| Maryneal plant will be one of the
R. A. Hunter, chairman of the
| board of directors and a member
of the executive committee, and H.
A. Sawyer, president of the cor-
| poration, will head the delegation
| coming here.
! Others scheduled to attend are
j Thomas Avnsoe, vice chairman of
'the board; Earle V. Daveler,
chairman of the executive commit-
tee and a member of the board:
Rosser J. Coke, vice president of
the corporation: L. P. Sperry, Rob-
ert G. Stone, George E. Clark,
Henry J. Wolff and Joseph C. Rov-
ensky, members of the board.
Each of these men are well in
business circles, holding important
I positions in other concerns as well
! See CEMENT Page 8
Wayne Patten To
Wayne Patten, manager of the lo-
cal C. R. Anthony store, was elect-
ed president of the Sweetwater Ki-
wanis Club Friday noon at the
club's luncheon at the Blue Bonnet
In the annual election of officers,
Hugh Clift was chosen as first vice-
president ; B. F. Kelly, second vice-
president; Roger Eaton, treasurer.
On the board of directors are
Lloyd Arnold. Horace Curlee. Ray-
mond Kerr, Ellis McJunkins, J.
D. McKeown, Wayne McNeill.
President J. L. Haney presided.
Visitors were Olaf G. South who is
an honorary member of the club
and Bill Ross of Abilene.
B-29 Crew Told
To Bail Out In
NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 10—UP—
The commander of an Air Force
B-29 ordered 10 of his crew mem-
bers to bail out when the plane
caught fire in flight, and four other
crew members brought the crip-
pled craft in safely to Moissant
International Airport here, it was
The 10 crewmen bailed out over
McNeill, Miss., when the number
four engine of their plane caught
fire Thursday evening. None was
seriously injured in the jump. The
fire was extinguished by the four
who stayed with the plane.
None of the 14 received more
than minor injuries, although resi-
dents of the small South Mississ-
ippi community had to rescue sev-
eral airmen from trees in the
The plane was on a routine train-
ing flight from Randolph Air Force
Base. San Antonio. Tex The down-
ed airmen were given coffee and
sandwiches by McNeill residents
before being sent to Keesler Air
Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.. Thurs-
Truman Charges G. O. P.
is Using Smoke Screen
McCauiley, Colorado City
Boys Wounded in Korea
D. M. Pipkin Dies
At Mountainair, N.M.
D. M. Pipkins of Mountainair, N.
M., and formerly of Roby, died In
Mountainair Thursday, according
to word received here.
Funeral services will be held at
Mountainair Saturday at 3 p. m.
Mr. Pipkin was a brother of Ross
Pipkins of Sweetwater and Mrs. O.
O. Hollabaugh of Roby and has
many other relatives in this im-
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 —UP—
The Department of Defense an-
nounced Friday two more Texans
had been killed in action in Korea
and 15 others wounded.
The department's 667th death list
included the names of Pvt. George
P. Keeney, Fort Worth, and Pfc.
Jessie D. McClure, Morton. Both
Four soldiers were wounded.
They were Pfc. Harold E. Austin,
McCauiley; Pfc. Joseph W. Brown,
Forney; Sgt. Joe A. Davis, Frank-
lin, and 2nd Lt. William C. Green-
well, Fort Worth.
The list of wounded also included
10 Marines: Pfc. Babe E. Anderson,
Wichita Falls; Sgt. Milton R.
Barnes, Alice; S-Sgt. Homer W.
Cates Jr., Houston; Pfc. Lawrence
Clayton, Port Arthur; Sgt. Billy L.
Cunningham, Dallas; Pfc. Bobby
C. Isabell, Dallas; Pvt. Reynaldo
M. Lopez, Corpus Christi; 2nd Lt.
Thomas E. Lucas, Lamesa; Pic.
Raymond L. Tomohesson, Cypress,
and Pfc. Donald W. Vaughn, Col-
The 17th casualty was hospital-
man Jack W. Glover, Fort Worth,
who was wounded.
By UNITED PRESS
Fair weather, light winds and
mild temperatures were predicted
for the weekend Friday by the U.S.
weather bureau. Football fans and
state fair goers couldn't ask for
The general outlook over the state
was clear and a little warmer,
TAGS EISENHOWER—Everett Swingle, president of the Milwau-
kee Press Club, watches as Gov. Adlai Stevenson signs nis name
to a plaque to be hung on the Press Club wall. Stevenson lashed
out at Gen. Eisenhower and Sen. Joseph McCarthy as he moved
into his Wisconsin presidential campaign. The Illinois Governor
charged Gen. Eisenhower had compromised his view on Europe in
"opportunistic grasping for votes" and that the General had taken
a defense of Gen. George C. Marshall out of a Milwaukee speech at
McCarthy's request. (NEA Telephoto.)
WITH TRUMAN. Oct. 10 —UP—
President Truman charged Dwight
| D. Eisenhower Friday with "mak-
ing loose charges about Commun-
ism" and "putting out a smoke
screen to hide the issues."
Mr. Truman made the charge
at Rochester, N.Y., as he stumped
| through New York state on the
j next to last day of a two-week,
coast to coast, "Give 'em Hell"
campaign trip for the Democratic
"The Republicans in this cam-
Whitfield No. 2
Well Will Test
Location For J. E. Whitfield No.
2 in the Mar-Tex Canyon Sand
field five miles south of Sweetwater
has been made to the south of the
new No. 1 Whitfield well, it was
Rig of Clark-Wright and Sinckle
is being moved off the recently
completed well and production tests
will be made soon. Whitfield was
the fourth well in the Mar-Tex field
which is north of the 10 well Tram-
mell Canyon Sand field.
At city airport here in the Row-
an & Hope Strawn reef field, the
city's No. 1 well is drilling around
i 5700 feet in hard shale, very slow-
1 lv at about five feet in 40 minutes,
i See OIL Page 8
I paign are telling more half truths
— and more deliberate, unvarn-
j ished lies — than in any other
| campaign in my recollection," the
The Republican presidential can-
didate. Mr. Truman said, "is going
around the country making loose
charges about Communism in the
1 government" when "he knows bet-
"He knows that for years the
government has had an effective
i program to keep communists out
of the government service," Mr.
j Truman said.
Because Eisenhower has "been a
military man all his life and
doesn't know anything about most
of the issues," Mr. Truman charg-
! ed. "He's gone around the country,
j putting out a smoke screen to hide
! the issues."
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