Abilene Reporter News, February 15, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

February 15, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1954, Abilene, Texas WINDY, DUSTY tlfje Abilene Reporter OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 244 Auodated Prett (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 15, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe U.S.to Keep 'Big' Force In Europe BERLIN officials said today that Russia's rigid de- termination to keep her forward military positions in Europe means th_> United States must maintain sizable on the continent for long time. Smoking out Soviet military neither West nor East slammed the door on the remote chance of a meeting of minds on this sub- ject. The conference did reach one agreement adjourn Thursday. U.S. Secretary fit State in- Dulles demanded that Soviet For- tentions in Germany and eign Minister V. M. Molotov sign as evidenced by their refusal to I an Austrian treaty of independence roll back power at any regarded by U. S. Secretary of. State Dulles as one of the most important achievements of West- ern diplomacy at the Big Four conference. The American group here is also convinced that this finding will clear away any confusion and un- certainty in -the Pentagon over what America's future military pol- icy should be and will result in planning for maintenance of strong U. S. forces in Europe. One of Results American officials feel this is one of the results of the Diplomatic and propaganda battle with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov' here on European issues, which they be- lieve the United States, Britain and France have clearly -won. Today the Western three went Into a new secret session with Molotov to press for the same showdown on his real Korean and Indochina policies that they ac- complished on his German and Eu- ropean security policies and on Austria. Neither side was optimistic that a decision would be taken at this conference on steps to liquidate the fighting in the Far East. But WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES WEEKEND VIOLENCE Traf- fic Occidents claim 10 of 12 persons killed in state during weekend. Page 2-A CANDIDATE IN Power- ful Republicans talking of Ike os their '56 choice. Page 8-B. SEEK SIXTH WIN McMur ry their.sixth: win of season tonight against- tne Midwestern KTowas Page 6 A. MELP KJR HOUSEWIVES Boyle .says TV is going to give housfrwrves a helping hand. Page. by then or admit further talk was useless. Molotov again insisted that any Austrian treaty permit Big Four occupation troops to remain hi Austria until a German peace treaty is obviously years away and that Austria be banned forever from an alliance with the West. The West again flatly refused these Soviet terms, and Molotov, as the day's chairman, announced the parley would end Thursday. JUDGE ARTHUR KLEIN demands permission Justice Only Goal: Shepperd AUSTIN Gen. John Ben Shepperd headed for Duval County again today saying the state is in- terested only in restoring justice and decency in local government there. Shepperd said the state had no intention to meddle in or override local government in the South Tex- as bailiwick of George B. Parr "We are not interested in person- alities or politics." Shepperd. said in a written statement. J'We are not interested, in .who holds or runs for office, so'long as officeholders are honest and Jtay tfte.l of the state Parr has countercharged that the attorney general lan Shlvera_ are politically InoUvat ed in puslung the; current invest! gallon of'Duval County affairs-. Although Shepperd did hot say specifically in advance what if any further action he expected to tike today, another round of court fights resulting from the Duval Special Session Set March 15 by Shivers Teachers7 Pay, Reds on Agenda WILL STILL PAY New Tax Plan May Reduce II WMVIIVJ WASHINGTON (ft Revenue Commissioner T. Coleman Andrews thinks the government can relieve about 35 million taxpayers from filing any individual income tax return at all next they would still pay the tax And he plans to double the num- ber of revenue agents, now aboul by adding new agents a year to pick up 1% to Z billion dollars in taxes he says the gov- ernment is now missing, and check what he called a growing tide evasion. Testimony Released Andrews outlined these and other far-reaching plans during closed hearings two weeks ago before a House Appropriations sub- committee on his agency's budget A transcript of his testimony was gallons were looked for this week, released today. The Duval County grand jury, I The commissioner said "consid- challenged by Shepperd as unquali- fied to do it, today resumes its probe of how Benavides Independ- ent School District money was erable progress" has been made on a long-talked plan under which no tax return would be required from persons whose entire income spent. The grand jury was sched- is subject to payroll withholding uled to reconvene at 2 p.m. Siiepperd was flying to Alice and Sewer Form, Paying Top Needs, CC Told Abilene Chamber of Commerce projects and planning committee members should be in no doubt of what citizens want most when they meet Tuesday to map out the year's, program at 10 a.m. Streets and sewers drew the ov- erwhelming number of recommen- dations in the questionnaires sent out to CC members and printed in The Reporter-News recently. As tabulated, moving the sewer farm from the watershed and build- ing a disposal plant drew the great- est number of backers: 132. Street paving was next with 112. However, on an overall basis, the two classifications got about equal votes 226 for streets and side- walks, and 232 on sanitation. The questionnaires Xvere mailed out to CC members about three weeks ago, and identical question- naires were printed in several is- sues of The Reporter-News so that the general public would have a voice in the matter. The results will help to guide members of the projects and plan- ning committee hi planning next year's program, according to Big Spring Tot Wreck Victim BIG SPRING, Feb. 15 Susan Kesterson, 18-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Kesterson of Big Spring, died at p.m. Sunday in Big Spring Hospital after being seriously in- jured in an automobile accident involving two autos about p.m. Sunday. The child is a niece of Harley Woods, 417 Palm St. Mrs. Kester- lon is a sister of Woods. The child was riding with her parents and her brother Kenneth Wayne, 9, when the accident oc- curred on the south edge of Big Spring on U.S. Highway 87. The other auto was driven by W. Jerry McKeehan also of Big Spring. Riding with McKeehan was Kichard PachaU.of Big Spring. Mrs. Kesterson was hospitalized with a head injury but was not considered seriously injured, at- tendants at the hospital said. Kesterson and his son were treat- ed at the hospital for cuts and bruises and were stfll confined there Monday morning. McKeehan was treated for bruises and released Sunday night. Fachall suffered a broken arm and cuts on head and wa> confined to the hospital. Survivors of the child beside the parents and the brother include a (ister, Carla Jo. Funeral arrangementa pend- ing. Chairman George Minter Jr. Suggestions on streets ranged from more paving, repairs, snd smoothing out dips to cleaning streets on Saturday night so that they would look their Sunday best. Storm Sewers Urged Under sanitation., the next most popular ideas were improving storm sewers cleaning up slums and flood control An extensive research plan for more water drew 56 .votes, and 48 of those polled endorsed bring- ing more industry and manufactur- ing to Abilene. Recreation and entertainment as a classification got 124 votes, with more recreation centers .and parks getting a combined-50 votes. Also popular in that division were a new municipal auditorium or col- liseum particularly planned for the use of conventions. The two got 14 and 13 votes respectively. A 'new hospital" in general got 11 "on the southside" got four more votes, and a city-county hospital drew 20 recommendations. Also recommended were better and more adequate downtown paving, better salaries for police- men, reactivation of the West Tex- as Fair, better bus service, a tun- nel for the Texas and Pacific Rail- road tracks, and new schools. Bricker, George Near Agreement WASHINGTON Bricker (R-Ohio) said today that he and Sen. George (D-Ga) are in "sub- stantial agreement" on the need for a constitutional amendment on treaty power and may agree on language later. Man, 70, Dies GRAND PRAIRIE Hi-Jess S- Coulter, 70, of Grand Prairie died yesterday in a Dallas hospital injuries Feb. 5 whsn hit by a car here. was expected to arrive there be- fore noon. Give Rights Back "The state Texas is concerned with restoring to the citizens' of Duval: County the common rights granted to them by the I, S Bill of Rights and the Shep- percl's statement tald He enumer- ated them "The right to vote secretly and without fear. The right id'mark their own ballots, with their own hands, and to have their votes counted honestly. "The assurance of being assess- ed and taxed at a rate equal to, and not exceeding, that of their neighbors. "The guarantee that taxes will be levied without favoritism. exemption or "The assurance Jthat public mon- ey will not. flow into private pock- ets." "The comfort of the open door in public office and the guarantee that all public officials will work Tor all 'the people, not the faction or the few. "The right to fair: and impartial juries, both grand and petit, 'The right to protection, not coercion, of honorable law enforce- ment officers. "The right of equal and ready access to unbiased courts for a 'air settlement of grievances. "All these things and more j >een denied the people of Duval I taxes. Employers would file a single report, covering both income taxes arid social security taxes. The gov- ernment would compute the tax and send the .taxpayer a bill or a refund. That would leave only about 20 million, of the nation's 55 million income taxpayers still filing an nual returns; S35 Million Andrews said the plan woul save -35 million dollars a yea through reduced paper w6-5r fo the :tax service, but add 10 million in costs to the social security ad ministration. He told; the committee that 1955 is the target date, for putting the plan into effect and "I think we can do it." He said 1.500 new revenue agents can be added between', flow anc June 30, 1955, without increasing appropriations, by using savings made in other fields. Andrews said the tax service also has smacked up against an apparent increase in efforts to claim illegal dependents and de- ductions and get bigger tax refunds than justified. !He noted that re- funds have increased from bil- lion dollars in 1950 to more than 2% billion for 1953. For income below he said, a recent check covering only suspicious returns .showed errors in 59 out of 100. County." Dist Judge Arthur Klein of Brownsville, imported to issue the original restraining order to pro- rat records of Duval County and two school districts, said he wouldn't preside "without Judge Laughlin's permission." Abilenian Elevated To Permanent Rank Of General in AF Among Air Force generals nom- inated last Thursday for the per- manent rank of brigadier general was Major General William Oscar Senter of Abilene, whose perma- nent rank was colonel. Regular Air Force. General Senter also last week completed his tour of duty as chief, Air Weather Service, and was ap- pointed commanding general of the Oklahoma City Air Material at Tinker Air Force Base, the largest supply and maintenance depot in the world. General Senter, in graduate of Abilene High School, ex-student of i-SU, and 1933 graduate of the 3. S. Military Academy at West Point, will take command at Okla- homa City about May 1. His legal residence is still Abi- lene. CC BANQUET RESERVATIONS SET RECORD ON FIRST DAY From first response, the Abilene Chamber of Com- merce membership banquet March 9.ought to be a slam- bang success. were mailed out Friday to the membership ask- ing that reservations be made early at the CC offices, where tickets went on sale Monday. Results: 128 reservations received in the Monday morning mail. "That's an all-time high for the first CC Man- ager Joe Cooley said. Gen. Curtis LeMay, commanding officer of the Strateg- ic Air Command, will be the main speaker at the banquet. Butter Support Price to Drop WASHINGTON Ut-Secretary of Agriculture Benson announced to- day the government support price for butter, now about 66 cents a pound, will be reduced about 8 cents effective April 1. .He said corresponding reduc- tions will be made at the same time in "support prices for cheese and dried skim milk. At a news conference, Benson announced dairy price supports for the marketing year beginning April 1 will be set at 75 per cent of parity. This is the minimum level permitted by law. The pres- ent support rate is 90 per cent of parity. THE WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAtj ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy warm with strong southerly vlnds Monday. Considerable dust Monday afternoon and Monday-night lessening by Tuesday, Pair and cooler Monday night and Tuesday. HIsth temperature Monday near 80 degrees. Monday night near 40. High Tuesday so to 65. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy with widely scattered thuntier- shovers southeast portion late this after- noon and tonight, turning colder tonight Tfith lowest 38-46 northwest portion tonight Tuesday generally fair and cooler. WEST TEX AS: Generally fair this after- noon, tonight and Tuesday, turning colder with lowest 23-34 In Panhandle and upper South Plains and 34-44 elsewhere tonight. SOOTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy witl: widely scattered showers or uiundersiiowers this afternoon ana tonignt and near the coast early Tuesday, tum- ine cooler Tuesday and In northwest night. Fresh to strong southerly iMnds'bn the coast, shifting to northerly Tuesday afternoon. Sun. P. M. Mon. A.M. 80 82 3130............ B3 M 83 61 TS 81 63 04 68 n 68 71 67 74 75 Sunset last night p.m. SunrUe to- day A.m. Sunsel. tonffht p.m. Barometer reading at p.m. 38.01. Relative humidity at p.m. Maximum temperature for 24 hours ending at a.m. 84. Minimum temperature for 34 hours end- ing a.m. M. AUSTIN Allan Shivers today pinpointed the date of the Legislature's special session for 12 noon March 15. Shivers said he would submit the teachers pay raise, along with a specific "replacement tax" suggestion for "fi- nancing it. He also said he would submit the question of outlawing he Communist Party in Texas and providing a suitable pen- alty, which would be up to death upon conviction by a jury. Shivers said he wanted to make it clear he didn't advocate "lining Communists up against a wall and shooting them." Rather he said he vould favor a death penalty upon conviction after a jury trial, as- sessed by a jury "upon the seri- ousness of the crime." He said definitely he would sub- mit the Communist outlawing ques- tion to the special session, but he did not yet know about the timing. Special sessions may only consider opics submitted by the governor. Shivers also said: 1. He didn't think the Texas cross-filing law. will permit candi- dates of both Republican and Dem- ocratic parties to seek nomination n the primaries of both parties in PICKET LINE Wade Ellison of Midland began picketing the Foremost Dairy Plant, South 14th and Butternut Sts., Monday mornmg in protest to being discharged from the Banner Division of -Foremost Dairies at Midland. The Mid- land plant has been picketed since Jan. 27; (Photo by Don Hutcheson) OVER MIDLAND DISPUTE Foremost Picketed by Union Ths A picket line was established Monday morning by the Team- sters Local Union 583, AFL at the foremost Dairies plant, South 14th and Butfernut in conjunction with the recent discharge of four employes at the Banner Division of Foremost Dairies processing plant at Midland. The union protest "dis- crimination of union employes." Only one man is involved in the licket line here. He is Wade El- ison of Midland who was discharg- ed from the Midland processing plant' on Jan. 23. Ellison was discharged along with three other men after the 'cremost plant at Midland halted ts processing of milk so as to consolidate the processing depart- ment with the Abilene plant.. Foremost officials at Midland said the decision to stop process- nig of milk in Midland was due to 'uneconomical conditions, and not >ecause of union activities." Manager Surprised O. C. Williams, manager of the Abilene Foremost piant, said Mon- lay morning the picket Une was a surprise to him. He reported that all employes of the plant were at vork here Monday morning. None if the employes are union mem- bers in Abilene or Midland. Ellison's .sign on the front reads, 'I was an employe of Banner >airies lac. at tne Midland Plant 3ut discharge for union ac- tivities, Teamsters Local 583 A.F.L." On the back it reads, "Banner Dairies Inc., still doing business at the same old stand. Texas law lives me the right to work and o belong to a union but Banner Don't." NLRB Challenged J. M. Waltrip, financial secre- .ary and business agent of the oca! v.'ith offices here 15 Abilene aid Monday morning that a fle- :ision is pending before the Na- ional Labor Relations Board in Washington following a hearing in Fort to determine 'oremost is involved in interstate r intrastate commerce." Waltrip said the dairy lias ehal- Dies HOUSTON W-George A. Seel, orrricr associate editor of the !ouston Post and editor of the Galveston Tribune, will be buried ere tomorrow. Seel, 64, died Sat- rday In a hospital here after series of heirt attacks. lenged the jurisdiction' of the NLRB claiming "they are stili Banner Dairies and therefore in- volved only in intrastate com- merce and not subject to the juris- diction of the board." "The union has petitioned the NLRB for an election of drivers and inside workers, antf the com- pany (Foremost) has challenged the jurisdiction of the union." Last May Banner Dairies be- came the Banner Division of Fore- most Dairies. The plant pro- cesses arid distributes Foremost Milk throughout an area of more than 50 counties in West Texas. July. 2. He will be unable to go with a group of governors to Korea late in March because the trip would conflict with the special session. 3. Topics he hopes. to submit to :he legislature also include more money for Southwestern Medical at Dallas, the M. D. Anderson Hos- pital and Dental School at Houston the prison system, and the deal school. I will recommend to the Legis lature a 'specific program for spending and raising of revenue the governor said. He said he had felt governor sb.ouM-.not ask the Legis lature to spend money Without als suggesting concretely where tbi cash 'could be found. T will say'that my approacl to the problem is just one and i they do not agree. I hope they will find one of their Shivers said. "But I will say. let's get the ioh done." The special session's call follows i compromise plan for financing etchers pay raises worked out bjr committee of teachers, law- makers, and school board mem- jers. It generally provides a yearly pay "raise for teachers. Members of the Legislative Council and Bjidget Board have gone to work on the question of the money is coming from, jhivers said also he was working n it. He said the money would be a" "replacement a new tax" and would not have been needed had the U.S. Supreme Court -approved the gas gathering tax. TA1PEH, Formosa Central Committee of Nationalist 'hina's Kuoraintang (ruling party) >day unanimously rejected Chiang ecutive secretary of the state Wom- en's Missionary Union. Mrs. B, L; Mathis of Waco, president of Un state WMU, will speak at a eon for women. Dr. J. W. Storer