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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLOUDY, MILDWht Attiene 3l^eporter MORMING VOL. LXXIII, No. 284 Ike Asks More Slales' Rights In Labor Law WASHINGTON, March 26 President Eisenhower today told Congress that nothing in the Taft-Ilartley law should prevent a state from ‘‘dealing with” any labor dispute that ‘‘is endangering or will endanger the health and safety of” Its citizens. In letters to Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. McConnell (R-Pat, chairmen of the Senate and House Labor Committees, the President outlined his long-awaited proposal for giving the states more power in labor-management relations. Work Held Up Sen Smith went to the White House yesterday with a plea to the I’resident for quick action on the liotJy-disputed question of states’ rights. Smith told Eisenhower the absence of a promised message on this point was holding up the work of the Senate Labor Com-xnittee, which has completed its Taft-Hartley revision program in all but that single area. .Mthough the courts have held that the Taft-Hartley law was never intended to interfere with a state’s police powers under the Constitution, the federal law specifically says that in cases of conflict between state labor laws and the Taft-Hartley Act the latter must have priority. Pledged States’ Rights The only exception is in the field of compulsory unionism where states, have wide lattitude. In his letter to the committee chairmen. Eisenhower recalled he had promised a states’ rights message when he sent his Taft-Hartley revision program to Congress last January. The letter added: “My associates are still studying this extremely complex problem; and while that study has not as yet been completed it has gone far enough to develop some conclusions ...” In addition to the “health and safety” recommendation, the President made these two other points: 1.    . . It should be made clear by legislation that the states are free to act” in any labor dispute Involving interstate commerce, in which the National Labor Relations Board fails to take jurisdiction because of its relative unimportance or for other reasons. 2. “Nothing in the federal law should have the effect of preventing a state from exercising its traditional policy powers for maintaining public order.” Assffciated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, S.^TURDAY MORNING, MARi^H 27, 3954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Panel Okays New Tax on Gas Lines HUSBAND GRIEVES—Fred Walters, of Monmouth, 111., grieves beside the body pf his wife who was killed when their car was struck from the rear by a truck near Miami, hla. Dangling from Walters’ wrist is his wife’s purse. Also killed in the accident was Mrs. Walters’ .sister, Mrs. Bertha Bush of Clear Lake, la. The two women were in the back seat. Their husbands, in the front seat, had only minor bruises. The driver of the truck w^s charged with manslaughter. The Bushes and the Walters had been vacationing in Miami since last November.    __ GRANT 'MEANINGLESS' Soviet Just Deluding Germans, Adenauer East Charges BERLIN, Mar 26 f.f* — West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer accused the Russians tonight of trying to delude 18 million East Germans with a meaningless grant of sovereignty. In Berlin, the U. S. High Commission issued a report picturing the ruling Communist party in East Germany as still torn apart by rank and file opposition to its leaders as a result of last June’s rebellion. These developments came on the heels of last night’s annoucement by the Russians that they had boosted East Germany to the status of a fully sovereign state. The Soviets said they would assume the same relations with East Germany as “with other sovereign states” but would keep their occupation troops in the East zone. W’cstern diplomats and the State Department in W’ashington labelled the proclamation a fraud which in no way relaxes Russia’s grip on her Rhineland satellite. Adenauer—speaking to reporters at Rome's Ciampino Airport en route home from a swing through Greece and Turkey—called the Russian proclamation an old trick “of the .sly Soviet politicians to bring more delusion to the East Germans,” He declared the Russians had tried the same strategy several THE KING OF BEASTS RUNS INTO COMPETITOR IN ANGELO MILAN, Italy (/P)—Angelo Gabianelli, 28, saw a lion’s tail hanging outside a cage at the Luna Park fair. The temptation was too much. He bit it. The lion took a swipe at Angelo and ripped his shoulder. On the way to a first aid station Angelo stopped for three double cognacs “to replace the loss of blood. At the station, after he was bandaged up, Angelo asked. “Now who’s going to pay for my torn jacket. In the ensuing debate considerable damage was done to me premises. It took four cops to subdue Angelo The judge sentenced him today to spend four months in jail. But, apparently awed by a man who w’lll bite lion’s tale, he suspended the sentence. Airman's Wile Hurt in Wreck Mrs. Gene Ford. 28, 2002 South 15th St.. was seriously injured about noon Friday when the car she was driving overturned on U. S. Highway 84 about seven miles south of Lawn. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. II. Bryant. 2002 South 15th St. Her husband is a lieutenant In the Air Force who left about three weeks ago for overseas duty. He is believed to be en route or assigned to Guam. Mrs. Ford has three broken ribs, several teeth knocked out, a badly cut lip, and possible other injuries, her father said. Mrs. F'ord was returning to Abilene from .Austin when she lost control of her car and it overturned. her father said. She was ...... ...    . carried to Hendrick Memorial Hos-1 lution approv’^ed »V    '    sohtiol PIONEERS BIT UNRULY Even Socialist Kids Run Wild These Days times before, adding “everybody knows what ‘.sovereignty’ means in a satellite country.” In its report on the East German Communists, the High Commission said the party’s strength has been sapped badly by internal dissension on the eve of the fourth party congress opening in East Berlin Tuesday, The report said the Communists’ boss, Walter Ulbricht, claimed IV4 million members in his Socialist Unity party. But. it added, Ulbricht could only rely on a “faithful core” of 150.000 to 200.000, It said the party has ousted 100,-OOO’ members since the June up-ilsing. A top American official here viewed the Russian proclamation on sovereignty as “part of a continuing effort to bolster the East German regime in the minds of the population.” He declared the Russian intention to retain control of security functions and four-power matters are the signiiicant parts of the Soviet announcement. The Russians let it be known they would keep their 300,000-man army on East German soil and reserved the rights of “safeguarding security” in the occupied nation. In Bonn, seat of the West German government, acting Chancellor Franz Bluecher said Russia’s proclamatiqn “will not change the enslavement of the East German population.” A U. S, High Commission spokesman in Bonn said one of the purposes of this Russian move “undoubtedly is to trj' to get the West to recognize the puppet East German regime,” The campaign for recognition has been consistently refused by the Western Allies and the West German government on grounds the East German regime does not represent the people. Breckenridge Woman Badly Hurt in (rash BRECKENRIDGE. .March 26, (HNSi — Mrs. Jo Ann Burnhorn of Breckenridge. was in Stephens Memorial Hospital Friday night in critical condition following an automobile accident near here about 1:4.'» a.m. Friday. She was reported to have a broken neck and other injuries. Garland G, Lasater of Abilene, was also admitted to the hospital for treatment of facial injuries. His condition was reported not serious. Highway Patrolman Charles Swygert said the car in which Mrs. Burnhorn and Lasater were riding struck a culvert abutment about 14 miles east of Hreeken-ridge on the Graham highway. P. T. Cretsinger. who lives near the accident scene, heard the crash and was the first at the scene. He found Lasater standing beside the car. Cretsinger and Lasater helped get Mrs. Burnhorn out of the car and Cretsinger brought them to Breckenridge.    ' Mrs. Burnhorn was given a hluod transfusion shortly after ar- | rival at the hospital.    i JETS FOR AN OLD SOLDIER—Walter Williams, 111, Frankliu, Tex., oldest of five Civil War veterans living, gets dre.ssed up in the Confederate uniform he will wear as hon-orarv commander for the day at Berg.strom Air Force base at Austin. The old soldier, who took his first airplane ride a year ago, will get a chance to see the newest jet training planes. Republicans Deal Near-Fatal Blow to Ike's Housing Plans By EDDY GILMORE teachers and their elders. The T    %r    oß    im    niiccia'K    Komsomol and the Pioneer organ- LONDON.    Ization must carry on a determined Young Communist Efague dls- ^ j against lack of discipline, closed today the Soviet Umon isimorovidence In their Fisk Girl Injured In Mozelle School with iuve-^    .    .t having Its difficulties with J«ve    p^Qpp^ty.    • nile delinquency.    phrase    about    Soviet    proper-.    fXlAt    UapA The news came in a critical reso- ^    Communist    way    of    saying    P|||nuP    l/lvj    llvi    V children pital by two Santa Anna men. She , gress of the Komsomol and broad-    yp    and    not    I was admitted at 1 p.m.    cast by Moscow radio. It    ;    state property. In the S \ hosDital suokesman said Fri-; aimed mainly at those responsible    property    includes    just ay Si M«^^ ^ condition! for the w-ork of the    everything except clothes “satisfapforv ”    Communist organization of schtwl clay was “satisfactory. Other relatives of Mrs. Ford include a sister, Mrs. J. F. Denning-ton, whose husband is in the .\rmy are breaking, looking after Soviet Union. about and ;    Va    •    and    a    broth-    lution declared, -Denave oau.y sponsime lor me wuik ...    goal    sUired    ouisiae n,^7v Hrvant of the home school, at home and in the streets, jyation, whose membership funs    fpp    struck    her Cl. Buzzy Bryam u.    ^    parents. | into many thousands.    1    the    head. Zachry's Bid Low On Air Base Roads H D. Zachry of .San Antonio was apparently low on a hid of $420.-776.30 for construction of six miles of main roads at Abilene Air Force Base.    .    , The bids were tabulated Friday at Fort Worth by the Corps of Engineers. Col. H. R Hallock. chief of engineers, announced. Ten bids were submitted. The contract includes all but the final asphaltic concrete fini.sh on six miles of main access roads sening the buildings and facilities either being constructed now or planned in the near future. Facilities to be served by the roads include airmen’s dormitories, bachelor officers quarters, hangar, headquarters building, maintenance shop, control tower and communications building, gas-oiine storage facilities and a warehouse Finish Contract Later Application of the final asphaltic concrete finish will be done un-der separate contract. CoL Hallock said. Specifications for the contract on which bids were opened today caU for application •I one coat of asphaltic concrete Jeanene Jones, 14, of Fisk, died at 10;50 a.m. Friday in Hendrick .Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Mr. ^    .....-...........,    and Mrs. Fred .lones of Fisk. children too young to join the    ]>ioneers are made up of jpanene. a sophomore at Mozelle Komsomols.    boys and girls between the ages of,    School,    was injured at school “Some of the Pioneers,” the reso- jo and 16. The Komsomol is re-. ^vednesday afternoon when a has-lution declared, “behave badly at sponsible for the work of the organ-1    sUired    outside    the ' ^ ’ -•-= - ^__________ to    .    !..... .    . Admitting that “big shortcom-j    suffered a broken nose, ings” existed in the work of the abrasions, and cuts. Pioneers, the Komsomol resolution, ^ call for blood for the injured also called for the elimination of: gj^j ^yas made Thursday in Cole-“harmful influences and religious | man County, prejudices” among Soviet school-children. In outlining various other sins of individual Pioneers, the resolution said: ‘ Frequently, the will and deter-I    ...1.    nrpvpnt mination for study is not sufficieit-1 to pre.serve base    impressed    on    the    Pioneers and, the collective The body was taken from the hospital by a Wright Funeral Home coach of Coleman. THE WEATHER WASHINGTON. March 26 {.ft— President Eisenhower's public housing program received a heavy blow today from the Repub-lican^ominated House Appropriations Committee. The committee recommended— and the House usually follow.s its i-ecommendations—that the Presi-denf.s request for 140,000 units during the next four years be scaled down to 35,000 units and be sawed off completely after two years. That is the number for which the government already has committed itself and made binding contracts, tho committee noted. Democrats threatened a floor fight when the hill comes up in the House next week, but there seemed little likelihood that they would be able to pick up many of the pieces. Sought 35,000 Units In a message to Congie.ss on Jan. 25. Eisenhower asked that the present public housing program be continued “at a reasonable level.” Specifically he requested approval of a four-year construction program at the rate of 35,000 units a year. The Appi-opriations Committee put a limit of 20.000 on the number of new units that may be started in the coming fiscal year, beginning July 1. and called for winding up the entire program in the following year with 15,000 additional units. Rep. Phinips (R-Calif', chairman of the subcommittee that drafted the bill, said the public Oil Drillers Name Gilchrist to Head New Chapter Here B. F. Gilchrist, owner of Gil-Christ Drilling Co.. Friday night was elected chairman of the new Abilene chapter of the American Association of *)ilwell Drilling Contractors. The organizational meeting was housing program, started back In the Democratic administrations, has not worked out satl.sfactorily. “In many lnsfance.s,” he «aid, “the people for whom these houses were intended haven’t been able to occupy them. In some cases, political qualifications, rather than economic qualifications, appear to have been the yardstick.” No Vote Breakdown The commitlee vote to .slash the President's program was 26-9, but there was no public breakdown. Among those supporting a ino-tion by Rep. Yate.s (D-lll> to authorize the full 35,0(>0 units for the coming year was Rep. Canfield (R-NJ', who said he hoj)ed the President would “reaffirm with emphasis his request for this program.” M0ne5wl.se. the committee sla.shed $6,100.000 from the President’s $77,000.000 public housing request for the coming year. For slum clearance and urban redevelopment. however, it approved the full $39,000,000 requested. The committee commented that slum clearance is the only justification for the program. For the Housing and Home Finance Agency. which handles all the housing and .slum clearance programs, the committee recommended $112,568,-.500. a cut of $6,.331,500 from Eisenhower’s request. erosion, and drainage and grading. The finer finish will be put on (he roads after the dapger of damage from heavy equipment used in constructing the base has been eliminated, he said,    ’ Bids on the project ranged from ; Zaehry's low of $420,776 to $375,-1 000 (ioveniment estimate on the project was $475,876.08. Hangar Bid Next Next bids to he o|X'ned, Col. Hallock announced, will be on .April 2 for construction of a 250 by 286 foot maintenance hangar. Bids are being taken on the hangar project now, he said. Hangar construction wRl be steel cantilever frame, corrugated siding, hiiili-up gravel and asphalt roof, and heavy, duty concrete floor. Also Included are steam heating equipment and doors on two sides, one 286 long and the other 250 feet long. I>ee Wilson, area engineer at Abilene .AFB. said Friday. Bidding will be with option of Installing an inside fire fighting system, ha said. is not making its influence felt on the Pioneers who are not paying serious attention to their studies, behave badly at lessons, and do not do their homework.” I', a. Cleaners Elect AUSTIN. .March 26 Tom Gal-laher of Marlin was named president and Charles Gallaway of Temple a vice president today of the Texas Laundry and Dry Cleaning A.ssn. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Womtn's ««w* Sports SECTION B Editorioli Comics .......... Form nows .    ...... Rodio-TV lof...... Oil  .......  •    • 4 6-7 . 2 , 3 . 7 . 7 . • »fPARTMENT Of iOMMfRC'F. HI:ATIII.K BlRtAl! ABILENE AND VICINITY - Mostly cluudy Ssturduy and Sunday.    t«?m- ¡ peralure Saturday 75 to 80 defrer- Loa-Saturdar night 50 Hlfh Sunday 75 to SO. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Mostly i cloudy and mild - acatured ahoaera in : raal Saturday Sunday, partly doudy. turnlna cold*r in north, j WEST TEXAS Clrar to partly cloudy 1 through Sunday, no important tham-M. EAST TEXAS Mually cloudy and mild with acattcrrd ahowera and thunderahow-er* Saturday SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS ParUy cloudy and mild through Sunday, acaller-rd shower* in ratt Saturday TIMPERAri Kt;s rn AM    Fri    PM SO...... 1    .10    .... . .    .    73 SO ............ 3    30    ........ .    75 .53  .......... 3:30 ............ 07 63 ........... 4    30    ............ e* 48 ............ 5    10    .......... 71 48 ........... 6    30    ........ 73 8t ............ 7    30    ....      07 M ......... .    0    10      37 8« .      •    30    ...... 53 83    1030    ..... 73    H    30 71    13    30 High and low temperatures for 3^ hours ended at 6.30 pm.. 76 and 45, High and low temperaturea same date last year «3 and 63 Barometer    reading    at    i;30    pm It 17. RclaUre    humidity    at    I.SO    p    m. 67%. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS This Sunday’s Reportcr-News will tell the intriguing behind-the-scenes action of the symphonic psalm, “King David,’’ and Abilene’s own “Masquerade,” a h()me-grown ballet. Reporter-News Amusement Editor Phyllis Nibling and Staff Photographers Don Hutcheson and David Barros will present readers with a full-page and more on this subject. The Women’s Department is going to let some males invade its columns. There will he a page about baby-sitting fathers. Snazzv, swanky and just right cute, the WD says in describing‘this feature.    u.    *    u    •    , Also there will be sports stones-—Old Double-talking Snorts Writer Fred Sanner will be in Odessa to cover the West Texas Relays, and Sports Writer Oliver in Rrownwood for the Bluebonnet Relavs. .'Xnd there will be the usual complete coverage of world and state affairs. 'Dedication' levy Is Due Court Test AUSTIN. .March 26 .f-The Hour« Revenue and Taxation Commltte« approved today another natural gax tax bill by an 8-7 vote. It was understood that thi.s bill was intended as a vehicle for a court test on taxing the transmission lines carrying gas outside the state instead of a revenue-ral.sing measure at this time. Both House and Senate quit yesterday for the weekend and will reconvene Monday for the third week of tho special session. The proposed teacher pay raise —main reason for calling the session—will come before the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday. Gov. Shivers has recommended a natural gas tax and increased beer and franchise taxes to pay for the teacher pay raise. The bill he wanted, Including a ^ax on the production of natural gas. was approved by the House Revenue Committee ye.sterday. Dedication Tax Okayed The bill getting narrow approval today was by Hep. George Hinson. .Mineóla, and carried a tax of l-30th of one cent on each cubic feet of gas delivered from the ground under long-term contracts. It Is known as a dedication tax. Both lax bills now go to the House for action there. Hinson said his lax would ral.se only 1-V4 million dollars a year In new revenue but it was only a nominal I4X for testing in the courts. The Supreme Court last month declared unconstitutional a tax that Texas had levied on natural gas, aimed at the plpeJinej carrying the gas out of the state. The court said the tax put a burden on interstate commerce. Would Rise Automatically Hinson said he thought his method of taxing had a chance of being declared constitutional. He said it would impose 80 per cent of the burden of the new tax on the long pipeline companies. His bill carries a provi.sion that should his tax be declared constitutional, the tax rate then automatically would rise to 7-20ths of one cent, thus raising about 14 million dollars a year. At the same time, the gas tax raise in the governor's bill—should the Legislature approve it—would be eliminated. Hep. W.G. Kirklin, Odes.sa, pushed through the automatic raise provision. The committee at first tunied down Hinson’s bill 8-7. Hep. Joe Kilgore, McAllen, who is sponsoring the governor’s tax bill, asked for reconsideration and switched his vote. He did not explain. No Opposition No representative of the natural gas industry sj>oke against Hinson's bill. At least a half dozen were at the committee hearing listening. The committee also considered a bill by Rep. Grady Hogue. Martins Mill, levying a tax on the occupation of refining gasoline, kerosene and other petroleum liquids. The bill was sent to a subcommittee for nine days. Six proposals on teachers’ pay will be heard before the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Movies of H-Bomb Blast to Be Shown WASHINGTON. March 26    -    than the AEC appropriations for reels and    television iietworks fw held'aMhe“‘V\Tnd:sor Hotel; V5B 46 The American pi*ople will get thetr the    fiscal    showings starting at 8 pm EST persons attending, most of them first look April 7 at a hitherto June 30.    but    is    $l52,m(^    ^ associated with Abilene drilling secret movie of a hydrogen ex-    ex-    A    series plosion.    ^     ^     ,    with-    taken    from    he    movie    are    being maga-time till ” photugrapha Calif., president of the associa tion, and Brad .Mills of Dallas, executive vice president, explained the purposes of the organization and how it operates. They were ac companied by H. D. Paxson of Dal motion picture off in the Pacific in November. 1952, when this country’s scientists began major firing tests of H-bomh weapons. No official description of this depending a great deal on the swift. Briefed on Plans They reported this after the Senate AiTned Services# Committee r »ni    “■.»    «¡ven    .    ..orvt    o»    the    ol the 1952 film .1 er consult.tloh the Lnited the island and Of the h g    latest    plans    for continental de- with the National Security Council. las. director of public relations. , explosion has Iwen relea..eii so far. and W. L. .McClusky, secretary,    but    letters sent    home    by    some    o! also of Dallas.    the    men    In    the    task    force    at    that The Abilene chapter will be the , time told of the disintegration of association’s 15th in the Lnited    the    ifila States. Others are .\rk-La-Tex, Cal-    column, ifornla, Ca.sper. Wyo . Corpu.s Chris-    $1    Approved tl. Denver For‘ Worth - Dallas. Meantime, the House Approprl-Houston. Kansas Noith Texas, Cen- «^‘«»^‘^Committe^ ^ay «PProved tral Oklahoma, Permian Basin, San * fund of $1,189,000,0M for Antonio. Tri-State, and Tulsa. i atomic weapons, plus the program Towns other than Abilene repre-! to adapt atomic power to peace sented at the meeting were San I ful put poses. Angelo. Cisco, Anson and Midland. I The sura is $1.32,17»,000 greater eon-that he public - I*”-.....  progrvHS    tu    the mass evacuation of cities and on field of nucleai weapons. As the improved guided missiles which world enters the atomic age. he can seek out enemies in the sky said, people have many legitimate at speeds reaching 1,500 miles an que.stions to ask. But he added that hour    i    the answers would depend on ’ whether they jeopardized the security of the UttUeif Siatis. The Pre.sident authorized release fense Some sectum.s of the fUm depicting the 1952 hydrogen blast have been cut out by the censors in the Interests of national security. What remains, however, wiU be made available by the Civil which he heads. The test that year, known as “Operation Ivy,” was conducted la the Eniwetok area. Another, and far greater, hydrogen blast was set off In the Pacific last March 1, and further tests are scheduled by Defense AdmiàiitraÜon to newa-.i the Atomic Energy Commiaaioo. ;

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