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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas HOT Wat EVENING FINAL m "WITHOUT OR WfTH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL.LXXIV.N0.34 Amdaud Prta (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 22, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY New Tax Plan Okay Expected In Next Week WASHINGTON 131 Republican leaders today predicted final con- gressional approval, possibly next week, for the biggest Jax overhaul program in 75 years. A House-Senate conference com- mittee late yesterday agreed on a compromise version of the big bill to cut taxes next year for millions of individuals and many busi- ness firms a total of about President Eisenhower has hailed the plan as the cornerstone of his entire domestic program, predict- ing it would encourage business growth, remove scores of in- equities and lead to more and bet- ter jobs. But Sen. Douglas (D-Ill) served notice today he would renew, when the measure returns to the Senate for final action, a running fight many Democrats have .waged against one provision in the a cut in income taxes on dividends received by corporation stock- holders. On this politically touchy issue, the conference committee agreed to permit taxpayers to deduct their first of dividend income. In addition', they could, subtract 4 per cent of their remaining divi- dends directly from the tax bill they otherwise would pay. A man with income from dividends could get a tax cut of slightly more than This was a compromise between a more liberal House plan which would have allowed a deduction of 4 and a tax credit of 10 per cent on dividend income; and a more restricted Senate .provision which would have permitted only the S50 exclusion. The compromise version is expected to cost the Treasury about 204 million dollars the first year and 363 millions an- nually when it takes full effect. The bill running almost pages, revamps almost every tax law on the books, at least techni- cally. However it does not change major rates. It permits scores of new or big- ger .-deductions for medical ex- penses, depreciation, retirement income, child-care expenses, de- pendents who make more than sick benefits, soil conserva- tion outlays, and other items. U S Only Billion In Red. Ike Declares PRIMARY ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY GREEK BEAUTIES MEET Rica Diallina Greece's original entry in the Miss Universe contest, is greeted upon her arrival Wednesday in Long Beach, Calif, by Efiie Ardoulakakis, her temporary replacement while Rica sought to overcome her. visa difficulties; Sec- retary of State Dulles personally intervened to help her get the visa which had been held up because she once illustrated a hook written by a Communist poet. Effie re- tired from the contest after learning Ricanvas coming after all. 'MAH LUGGAGE BACK' Dixie Gal Miss U.S. Of World Beauties Jury Indicts 'Dutchman' MSHTtiGTON W. (The Dutchman) Grunewald, re- puted Washington wire-puller, was indicted here today on charges that he lied repeatedly in denying tax- fixing activities under the Truman administration. The indictment, returned by a federal grand jury, accused Grune- wald of committing perjury 10 times in recent appearances, before the jury itself and in testimony dur- ing April, 1953, before a House Ways and Means subcommittee in- vestigating tax scandals. The multiple charges-in the in- dictment carry possible, penalties up to in fines and 70 years imprisonment. Grunewald, 62, who became an associate of prominent persons in the capital and a man of mystery, made some appearances before the grand jury late last year when he was completing a 90-day: jail sen- tence for contempt of Congress. That sentence, which included a fine, resulted from Grune- wald's refusal in 1952 to give the House committee anything more than his name when he answered a subpoena to testify. The jail term was originally suspended.- LONG BEACH, Calif. South Carolina, a Dixie coed who is all woman, today is the new Miss U.S.A. Miriam Stevenson, 21-year-old college senior from Winnsboro, S C, "won last night over 46 other entrants for the title which will pit her against 32 foreign beauties for the Miss Universe crown. Miss Stevepson's first words to newspapermen after she won were: "I cain't believe it." Asked if she knew she would have to lose her southern accent now that she has won a movie contract with Universal-Interna- tional Studio, she answered: "Sho nuff." Of voluptuous build, the whole- some-looking winner has perfect measurements: 36-inch bust and hips and 24-inch waist. Her 120 pounds are well distributed over a 5-foot-6 frame. She had' come here without lug- gage except for an evening gown which she had designed herself and a bathing suit which contest officials gave her. That was all she needed. Her luggage, lost on an airliner that brought her here last hasn't caught up with her yet. She scored heavily in the bath- ing suit and evening gown compe- titions but it was her naturalness and humor in the poise and person- ality talk that won her the judges' nod. Contestants were asked to give a brief speech on "the most im- portant thing in my life." Miss South' Carolina brought down the house when she told the big crowd at Municipal Auditorium that the most important thing in "man life was to get man luggage back." Runners-up in the contest wer n this order: Miss Virginia, Elle Vhitehead, an 18-year-old Cha iam, Va., brunette; Miss. .Ne York State, Karin Huitman, 22, Rochester; Miss. New. York City Renee Jtoy, 23-year-old actres and Miss 20-year-old Bet Lee of Austin, one of the talles iris in the contest. Miss Virginia, who gave.the win ner stiff competition, took her. la. cheerfully and said, "it went to th jrettier girl." Miss South Carolina is a 's'ehio at Lander College in Greenwoo S. C. She is a major in home ec nomics'and can. cook and sew. Sh wants to get married but says sh wants to take, a crack at a mov contract. She also wins a new convertibl plus, a number of other prizes. Tonight she and the 'foreign beauties will go through prelimin aries of the Miss Universe contes Judging will last late into the nigh with the finals tomorrow night. Infant Polio Victim Shows'No Change' Condition of 4-months-old Don- ald Fletcher remained unchanged in Hendrick Memorial Hospital's polio ward Thursday morning, at- tendants reported. The tiny polio victim, who is in an infant's iron lung flown here Tuesday from Plainview, is suffer- ing from bulbar, spinal, and en- cephalitic polio, his physician said. His condition is critical. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Fletcher of Houston. .Mrs. Fletcher is the former Roxie Pil- lans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Pillans of Cross Plains, where Donald and his mother were visiting when he was taken ill. City to Canvass Election Results Results of last Saturday's bond election will be canvassed Friday morning by the City Commission. Abileniahs approved mil- lion in bond issues. Canvassing will take place at the commission's official weekly meet- ing. Tola, Gorsuch, new secretary to City Manager Austin P. Hancock, it expected to be named also as- sistant city secretary., Mrs. Ely Marvin, whom she succeeded, held bothtttlN. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES BILLION erica's assistance program K Korea has hit a -snag. Statesmen have found it's hard to give awa> billion. Page 5-A. KNUCKLES RAPPED BristTini Britons have rapped U.S. criti cism of Indochina cease-fire terms. Page 11-A. DROUGHT RESULTS Draugn and heat over the nation are un settling part of the economic out look. Page 13-A. HEAT PLAGUE Dripping trees and the sun's rays during. Abi lene's heot wave have ploguee -the city's motonsts. Page 1-B. Yarborough Claims Landowners Hurt; Shivers Says 'Mud' Hit East Texas By CLAYTON HICKERSON Associated Press Staff Candidates gathered their forces Thursday for a final two-day as- ault to capture Saturday's pri- mary votes. Gov. Shivers was due in Conroe, Huntsville and Dallas Thursday and at Dallas, Victoria and on to lis Woodville home Friday. His pponent, Ralph Yarborough of planned four, statewide adio talks and two television ap- earances in two days. Both candidates received en- orsement of prominent Texans in the campaign's fading hours. Both ttempted to inject new issues, loth hurled new charges. Problem for Court An important sidelight to the of convention elegates and their )osed a problem -for the State Su- ireme Court. The court indicated Wednesday t might not rule at all in the intra- tarty Democratic controversy. The question was: Shall all the cast for Shivers for governor in 1952 be used in computing con- vention strength, or just the Demo- cratic votes? Shivers, in Houston Wednesday, called-Yarborough's utterance that unds were being collected to steal votes in East Texas, insult- ing and ridiculous." Yarboroijgh said Shivers helped put over what he called a "phony" natural gas tax law. Yarborough said at Athens Wednesday night: 'The Supreme..Court-held this natural gas law unconstitutional and according to the press, my opponent said....of the decision that it did not come as a surprise. 'In other word's he helped put over a phony tax law and he made no effort to pass a substitute at i special session." Hits 'Vote Stealiag' Shivers 'struck at Yarborough's "vote-stealing" statement in radio and television speeches. "He has slandered all the people of East the governor said. "He has insinuated that all of the county officials and the elec-J tion judges in East Texas are dis- honest. His absurd accusation is an insult to these people and he knows it is untrue." 'I was born and raised in East Texas, and I resent the Shivers said. Yarborough spoke at Athens to a cheering crowd estimated at 6.0QO persons, one of the biggest of the campaign. Claims Has List "I hold here in my Yar- borough shouted, "a list of 163 foreclosures in Hidalgo County on individuals and' famines who had put their life savings in this Texas gardens land at an average price of over an acre, and these people lost their life savings to the corporation which paid Mr. Shivers for his 'option' on this identical same land. I ask you, East Texans, do you think that] was 'honest Yarborough implied that there was a relationship between what he called Shivers' "staggering" campaign fund and the natural gas companies. "Where is the money coming he asked. The governor hit equally hard in his Denison and Houston speech- "This is my opponent's third unsuccessful he said. Yarborough was once defeated for attorney general and lost two years ago in his first attempt to unseat Shivers. "The more he said Shiv- ers, "the more mud he slings. He is even slinging it now at the Voters.; "In this instance, he is trying to cover his association with'and his support by George Parr, the Duval tyrant...but he should not be allowed to do that at the ex- pense of good East Texas men and women whose character and in- tegrity are beyond State Sen. Doyle Willis, Fort Worth, was one of the prominent Texans endorsing Yarborough dur- ing the day. The senator said he sponsored amendments to raise pensions in the Legislature, in 1949, 1951 and 1953. "I cannot remember Gover- nor Shivers doing one single act to pass any of these Willis said. State Rep. Grady Hogue of Mar- tin's Mill also endorsed Yarbor- ough.' For Shivers, his headquarters listed! among prominent endorsers Mrs. Hilda Democratic Weinert National of Seguin, Committee woman; Wright Morrow, promi- nent Democrat who backed Eisen- hower in, 1952; and four former State Democratic Committee chair- men: E. B. Germany, Dallas; George Butler, Houston; John Cal- houn, Corsicana; James Wheat, Woodvilie. Election judges for Saturday's democratic primary in Duval County were called before a grand 'jury probing'the county's affairs. When the jury first convened more than a month ago, it called for no more "armed guards" around the county polling places. Support by Moody Headquarters for Dudley Dough- erty, campaigning for the senate, said former Gov. Dan Moody was backing Moody spoke earlier in behalf of Shivers. Former Lt. Gov. John Lee Smith urged Texans by radio to vote for Dougherty. Smith, speaking over a 42-station network, said Dough- erty "is clean, capable and honest undiluted by the pink water of socialism and leftwing philoso- Germany's'FBI' Leader Missing THE WINNER! Look no farther than the Sunday Abilene Reporter-News for the latest, complete election returns.. It will-give you the results of the governor's race, as well as the county and district contests throughout West Texas in which you are interested. We'll mail a Sunday copy., for you to any address in'the United States or APO or FPO for only 15c. The paper sells for lOc at dealers and news- stands. BERLIN announced today Dr. Otto John, West German antiespionage chief, went to.Com- munist East Berlin with a friend: Tuesday night and that a note left behind indicated he would riot re- turn. The West Berlin police announce- ment followed by a few hours a statement by the West German In- terior Ministry that John was be- lieved kidnaped by the Commu- nists. John was last seen boarding a taxi in front of his hotel on the evening of July 20, the Ministry and "neither he nor the taxi has- been seen since." "All clues 'gathered to the. pres- ent the ministry said, "in- dicate that Dr. John is the victim of an abduction .-into the Soviet zone." John's official title is chief of the Federal Office for the Pro- tection of the Constitution. The office is charged, with guarding treason, espionage and tojifljijj., endangering the Demo- its powers ,are nidre limited, it handles'duties much as the Federal Bureau of Investigation does in the United States. News of the 45-year-old execu- tive's disappearance was met with consternation comparable to that which might arise in the United States if J. Edgar. Hoover disap- peared. John's office deals mainly with Communist and other' anti-Demo- cratic organizations in West Ger- The missing official went to Ber- lin last week to attend the reelec- tion of West German President Theodor Heuss and the 10th anni- versary observance of the July 20 bomb plot against Hitler. Cooler Air Due Friday Mercuries soared to the 100-d gree mark again Wednesday Abilene and more or the same forecast by the' Weather Burea 'or today. Wednesday was the fifth consecu :ive day of 100-degree tempera ures for Abilene. But relief from the heat is "in sight. The weatherman said tba a cold "front forme< northwest of Abilene should brin cooler temperatures and scatterec showers into this area Friday. High temperature forecast .fo Friday is a 90 degree Man Confesses He's Texas Phantom Killer MOVE SLATED SEPT. 1 New WTCC and Museum Building Being Built Here SHREVEPORT, La. (B-rDetec- ive Capt. Wayne Bateman said ast night a man who' identified limself as the "Phantom Killer of Texarkana, surrendered to Mlice because his conscience "was wthering" him. Bateman identified the man as Robert Martin Chandler, 36, of Stamps, Ark. The man's arms, Bateman said, were scarred from the finger tips :o the shoulders. Chandler told of- ficers he had punished himself for the crimes by burning his arms with cigarettes, Bateman explain- ed.- Bateman said the crimes which West -Texas Chamber of Com- merce officers will be moved into a new building at 760 Cedar St. around Sept. 1, WTCC Manager Fred H. Husbands announced Thursday. The WTCC was given notice that it would have to vacate the old Federal Building on North Third St. last December. The federal government has de- cided to move several-of its of-, fices now scattered around town into the building. Among offices to be housed in the old WTCC building will be the Army and Air .Force induction cen- ter, the Office" of Internal Revenue, and the Veterans Administration offices. The Post OfficejWill take over the one-story annex at the rear of the building, Postmaster Clyde Grant said. Work Began Wednesday new.WTCC building was started .Wednesday. It is being built by A. C. Barrow. Contractor is Camrick Construction Co. The WTCC wilt lease: part, of the building w five-year basii from Barrow, Husbands said. Ray R. Lewis, Abilene realtor, is handling the lease. Rest of the building will be oc- cupied-on-a five-year lease by the Abilene Fine Arts.' Mrs. Moran Jones Sr..is president of the museum board .and repre- sented .it in the transactions. building is being made more or less to order for the WTCC and museum, Husbands said. A one-story structure, it wifl be divided into separate offices for the various WTCC departments, which will be ranged in an L-shape on the south and west sides., The museum :will, occupy 'one long, windowiess room at the northeast comer of the building. Just Neighbor. Built of the new building will be 50 by 100 feet in.area. Both offices will face on Cedar St. at .the narrow end. It will have central heating 'and air Conditioning. The museum and .WTCC are sep- arate enterprises and have no section in their operation. Chandler, said "he committed, fn- olved the brutal beating of one oiiple, and the killing of five other persons. Another person, shot after" ler husband had been killed, re- oyered. For weeks after a second double laying to '1946, Texarkana blacked iut a voluntary curfew which kept everyone off the streets it night Police Chief "We've just been neighbors here for 17 years and will continue to Husbands said. The museum has occupied the second floor of the old federal building since 1937. That year the city leased it from the government, which was planning to tear it down, so that the WTCC could move to Abilene. As of now the museum has va- cated its portion of the building and has its permanent collection in storage, Husbands said.' Deadline for the-WTCC's move from the building was first set for July 1, but, was extended by the government until the, WTCC could find new quarters. It now stands at Sept. 1, Husbands said.. He said that the new building should be finished by that time or shortly thereafter. .Bids were to be opened at Fort Hood Wednesday for remodeling of the two upper stories in the fed- eral building, but no report.hii been received ten yet. Grant laid the contractor will have II days to complete work on tbc project THE WEATHER U.S. BEPAITWENT OF COMKEBCE IUUAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy and continued hot Partly cloudy and -a. little cooler wan fcattered ahowin' Friday. High TtoKlair war 100. Thundaor mint Mar 75. HUH Friday "NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS -Generally fair and hot UlroMh tcaHlrtv Friday, part- ly cloudy Witt- widely scattered .thunder- showers. Scattered tbnnderatonM and cMt tr in northwest la afternoon.. :_ WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy and warm wtUt widely scattered thandershnwers through FiHay ttjBler- atormi and cooler in. Panhandle totiiM and 1 Panhandle aad Soflth Plains Friday. EAST AND SOOTH CENTRAL Clear to partly ckudy warm tt.rart Friday. WiMly KXtUM thmdetlkciran to icrUrTOt FrkUr. Weak to tooDy wiaU_entte. ceaat. TKMFEBATUBJH OT ij.jj XdZtMlnmHIIr fm.: Mai Tackett of who questioned Chandler, said 'the man's state- ments could be "nothing more than hose of a crank, but we can't take any chances." No charges were filed. Texas Rangers have been work- ing on the case continuously. Miller County, Ark., Deputy Sheriff TfUman Johnson left Ten- arkana as soon as they were in- formed of the man's "confession." Bateman said-the sospect was a "weird-looking" giant weighing about 225 pounds and six feet tall.! The man said he committed the crimes while he was a soldier at Barksdale Field in Shreveport. He Is married and has; a daughter, by a previous marriage. Dr. Skiles Suffers Slight Eye Injury LUEDERS, July 22. Dr. E win L. Skiles, pastor of the Fir Baptist Church of Abilene, suffe ed an eye injury physicians sa a not serious in a shooting ace dent here Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Skiles was shooting a .22 n fle in target practice when spring in the gun came loose an struck the lens of colored glas ses he was wearing. The glass shattered and fra ments were embedded about his eye. After first aid treatment, 1 conducted services Wednesdi night for the District 17 Baptis He is serving camp pastor this week. Thursday morning he had moved the bandage. Debt Below Prediction For 1954 WASHINGTON W-President Ei- enhower announced today the gov- nment "made a better snowing an expected" in fiscal year ust ended by winding up 00.000 in the red on June 30. That was a deficit of a quarter a billion dollars less than EK enhower had predicted for the fis- cal year 1954 in his January budg- message. It was ess than former President Tru- tan forecast for the same year. I'his final budget. And it was below the by which the gov- rnment overspent its income ear before. The presidential announcement, ased oh the Treasury's statement the nation's finances on June 30, closing day of the fiscal year. ras handed to reporters by pres- lential press secretary James agerty. The 714 per cent reduction from le deficit predicted in fhen the fiscal year was half achieved, Eisenhower said, espite a sharp fall in, the govern- ment's income under the predicted evel. The government's receipts in the 12 mouths ended June 30 ran 3 illion dollars lower than predict- ed, the President said, but the ad- ministration meanwhile' whacked pending 3ft billion dollars below what had been forecast. That made the deficit a quarter of a billion dollars less than jeen expected. The Treasury's year-end figures showed that fiscal 1954 tax receipt! from individual income taxes wt a billion dollar! lea thaa pferioio- ly estimated and that corporation tax receipts were down over.lK billion dollars. TheThdfc tht spending cut, aboutjiSjt jbpoa dol- lars of it, was in outlays of all with direct military outlays absorbing the big- gest cut. Eisenhower said in a statement that the progress toward a balanced budget had been achieved "while putting into effect a tax program which will return nearly billion dollars to the people, le added: 'These fiscal achievements mean a great deal to the Ameri- can people: "I. We have made possible a program.of tax cuts totalling TVi billion dollars. We have halted inflation. The purchasing power of the dollar has varied only one half of one cent in the past 18. months.! "3. Our people have new confi- dence. We are laying a firm base for a healthy and expanding econ- omy for better national security, and for more jobs for inert people." Shivers Asks For Hay Program AUSTIN W-Gov. Shivers asked state Agriculture Commissioner John White today to go to Wash- ington to help set yp another hay program for relief of drought- stricken sections of Texas. President Eisenhower has desig- nated 23 Central Texas counties 'for federal-state'aid.' A similar hay program-set up last fall resulted in federal-state financing of transport costs on 359 tons 'of hay to 3.S33 ranchers and farmers- Vandals Run Into 2 Autos on Lot Shirers, Yarborough Report on Expenses AUSTIN (fl-Gov. Shivers has spent and Ralph Yarbor- ough in the race for gov- ernor, reports filed with., the necre- tary of state (bowed today. Shivers' sworn financial. meat said he hu received gifU totalling Ytrtwough re- potted ht hat received eontribu- UOM of tod barrawtd Vandals ,-ia an automobile Wed- nesday night caused an estimated damage of to Adrian Calm Motors; The incident occurred at the firm's used car lot, .North 14th and Pine Sts. Police Detective M. George Sut- ton said the intruders: (1) Ran their vehicle into two of Calm's autos damaging them worth: (2) Stole 14 Mercury hub valued from cars parked on the lot (3) Took a set of fender itirts, worth IKS green Mer: cury.- v Sutton said the vandals ran their-car into blue Mer- cury at the south end of the lot, and Into a W51 maroon Ptcktrd at the north en4 of the lot. The feUcttm petered UK ram- ming Uw was deUbentd. afacowry rfthi tbtft mi dalism was made by the company Thursday, morning. Officers Thurs'day also were in- vestigating another case of van- dalism, a money theft, an automobile theft. They recovered a stolen bicycle. Someone drove through a fence at the Lflius Riding Stables day night and then drove around the pasture there. John Hart, attendant at the C. L. Michael Oil Co., Soott First St., reported Wedneftiay afternoon that WM auraf from the cash register. Bill Sinclair, MB Pita St., n- ported Wednesday tht theft it Plymouth car. A bicycle whick hid from Leonard Keith, MB Locat St., WM hwod ing by MfcttnMi I. L. OVA It via at Sooth Utt IK. TBI vihkli lyv I .r-
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