Abilene Reporter News, July 30, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 30, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas I- 3-/T COOLER VOL. LXXIV, NO. 42tKhe Abilene jReportc WT» T •¥! mr T mi Ci FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"-Byron Associated Frass (AP) ABILKNE, TEXAS."fRIDAY EVENING. JULY 30, 1954-FOURTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY 10« 3 More Charges Filed Against CpI. Batchelor SAN ANTONIO !4V-Three more 'Charges were filed by the Army today against Cpl. Claude L. Batchelor, the young Texan who elected to stay with his communist captors in Korea and then changed his mind. Batchelor, 22, of Kermit, Tex., is in 4th Army custody awaiting a court martial on charges of giving aid and comfort to the enemy while a prisoner of war. Informing Charged The 4th Army headquarters said two of the new charges accuse Batchelor of informing on other prisoners of war in North Korea. Batchelor always has maintained that in the North Korean prison, he was known as a “progrepive who didn't squeal on his buddies.” The third charge accused Batchelor of taking part in a ¿rial ia a prisoner of war camp. Tine prisoner in question was reported being tried by “progressives” in the camp. Batchelor faces trial in San Antonio next month. Until today, he has been accused only of making speeches in which he tried to convert American sol diers to Communism, writing articles to make prisoners accept enemy propaganda and writing letters which the Army said expressed disloyalty. Swora Statement Lt. Dillard Barrera, 4th Army information officer, told of the new charges. He said two of the counts resulted from sworn statements made by former prisoners. Barrera said these men accused Batchelor of informing the Chinese Reds of activities of other prisoners and that this resulted in punishment. An Army court martial has convicted another prisoner. Cpl. Edward Dickenson of Virginia, of charges of collaborating with the Chinese Reds while a prisoner. Both Parties Claim Profit on Tax Bill CLAUDE BATCHELOR ... trial set next month COMMISSION OFFERS HELP Water Well Near City Polluted City Commission heard Friday that residents of an area just east of Carver Addition use well water “unfit for drinking.” Abilene-Taylor County Health Unit filed a written report. It said residents of houses built by B. J. Crow are using “heavily contaminated” water from a well provided by Crow. The houses are outside the city limits. Yet commission members Friday said they regard the situation as a health menace to Abilene, They pointed to the danger of typhoid. Commissioners planned to contact Crow or others associated with Y Okays Handball Courts, Health Club The YMCA board of directors unanimously authorized the construction and operation of a Health Club and handball courts at a special called session at 4 p.m. Thursday. A committee was appointed by Evalyn Fields, president of the board, to meet with the Health X-Rays Soar; Deadline Near Business was picking up a little at the State Health Department X-ray unit on the ground floor »f Thornton’s. Saturday will be last day for the free unit here. The unit chalked up its best record Thursday when 775 people filed past the machines to have chest X-rays made. It was the first day the unit had had a waiting line during its three-weeks stay here, Technician Joe Cabazos said. As of 11 a.m. Friday, 200 people had come in. This looked fair to set a record of over 800, Cabezos predicted. So far, 8,200 X-rays have been taken by the unit, about 3,000 less than last year’s final total. The chest X-rays are free and are helpful in detecting such lung troubles as tuberculosis and cancer in their early stages^_ County Officials Visit Waco Fair Club committee to make the final approval on the construction and other details. A motion to appoint the committee W'as made by Alex Bickley The committee was given author ity to expand present» facilities to accommodate the Health Club as long as it does not interfere with thè youth program at the YMCA. To Meet Tuesday A special committee will meet Tuesday at the YMCA building w'ith contractors and architects to approve final plans for construction of the Health Club and one to three handball courts. “The Health Club, a national branch of the YMCA, is to the YMCA what a service club is to the community,” Earl Hardt, exe cutivc secretary, explained. Hardt, who has worked with youth for approximately 14 years said the Health Club will be one of the greatest steps yet made for the YMCA and the community. Cost of membership is $100 a year and is open to businessmen of Abilene. The executive committee of the club reported that 85 memberships have been sold and a few additional memberships would be required in order for handball courts to be included. Goal Raised to 130 The committee had an original goal of 100 members in the club but that has been increased to 130. It is expected that the Health Club will add from $2,000 to $4,* 000 worth of equipment each year, which will be available to the club and Y members. Club membership will entitle each member to a massage twice weekly, access to steam cabinets, heat cabinets, ultra-violet and heat lamps, as well as other exercise equipment. him. The city tentatively plans to offer to extend an existing water supply line a short distance to a point just east of Lytle Creek, if the developers will run laterals to serve the houses. Dr. Hugh J. Stennis, health unit director, wrote the report on Crow’s well. He stated, in part, in letter dated July 26: “A water sample was collected on Mr. Crow’s well last week which showed the water to be heavily contaminated and unfit for drinking purposes. The occupants get the water at the well.” Stennis’ letter said there are ‘half a dozen or so small residences involved.” It called attention, also, to similar conditions found in 1952 and 1953 in Carver Addition, which is also outside the city. That addition is just west of the Crow houses. The city ha.s run water lines into Carver Addition, to provide residents with a safe drinking supply. “A series of water samples were tested in 1952 and agiain in 1953 from wells in the Carver Addition,” Stennis wrote. “These wells are all very shallow, ranging from 10 to 15 feet in depth. Since this area is not sewered, most of the residences have installed pit type privies. Many of the privies are less than 50 feet from the wells. ‘As was expected, these wells showed heavy contamination, and in some cases actual fecal pollution was determined. The water from these wells was used for general domestic purposes. Many families used it for drinking. No water samples have been collected from these wells since city water has been made available to this addition.” The Crow Addition and the Carver Addition have no relation to one another, except that they are located close together. Crow wasn’t involved in connection with the Carver wells. Probe Favored Over(ensure Of McCarthy WASHINGTON WV-Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) today quoted Vice President Nixon as saying Smith is “on the right track” with a proposal to investigate Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) as a substitute for a move to censure McCarthy. Smith told reporters that if his substitute is defeated, however, “I would feel compelled” to vote for a resolution by Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) proposing to “condemn” McCarthy’s Red-hunting tactics as chairman of the Senate Investigations subcommittee. Special Commute« As a substitute for the Flanders resolution, Smith has proposed that the Senate create a special committee, headed by Nixon, to investigate “the alleged good or evil of so-called McCarthyism.” The committee would report to the Senate early next year. Smith said he discussed the plan with Nixon this morning and “tho virp President thinks I’m on STEAM CATAPULT TESTED—-A Cutlass jet fighter, nose high and with its tail almost ^    _ scraping the deck, leaves a steam catapult during a test at the Philadeli)hia Naval B^e. Williams The new plane-launching device is being installed aboard aircraft carriers. It is hoi^d    and sen. Morse una-ur«. that steam catapults will reduce danger of accidents such as occurred on the Carrier L    supporter,    includ Bennington earfler this year^____Bepubl.ean, and W Deeoo- Action Sent To Ike Atter 61-26 Vole WASHINGTON ifl - Congresf completed action last night on th« first complete overhaul of the na* tion’s tax laws in 75 years, and both Republicans and Democrats claimed they would profit mor# politically. Whatever the political effecU may be in the coming campaign for control of Congress, the action sent to the White House for virtually certain approval the bill President Eisenhower had designated as the cornerstone of hii 1954 program. Before a 61-26 vote in the Senate sent the bill to the President, Democrats seized a final chance to snipe at some provisions. Only three Republicans—Dwor-shak (IdahoL Langer (ND) and (Dell — joined 22 Demo-and Sen. Morse <Ind-Oret the Vice President thinks the right track." “I asked Nixon, 'did J embarrass you?’ 'He said 'not a bit’.” Smith said some senators have told him they would not support his substitute because it looked like “ducking the issue.” regarded as politically explosive. Not Ducking “I’m ducking no issue,” he continued. “If my resolution is defeated, I’m going to vote for the Flanders resolution.” He said he would feel “compelled” to do so. “I’ve been compelled, much to my regret, to criticize Joe McCarthy,” Smith said. “I have urged him to work with the administration but he never seems to.” Smith said several senators want to make it clear that “they are waiting to be counted” on the McCarthy issue. Yarborough Accuses Shivers Of Stirring Up 'Hate War' By MAC ROY RASOR Associated Press Staff Gov. Allan Shivers and Ralph Varborou^ wert both confidently predicting victory Friday on the verge of kicking off what promised to be 1 bitter run-off battle for Texas’ governorship. Both have held meetings of their key campaign workers and both have held press conferences giving their analysis of first primary re- Shermon Hospital Bond Issue Foils SHERMAN (4^-Sherman voters turned down a $515.000 bond issue yesterday. If the proposal had carried the money would have been used toward purchase and operation of St. Vincent’s Hospital and for the expansion and improvement of Wilson N. Jones Hospital. Speed Cited On Anson Road LB. Powell, Planing Mill Owner, Dies; Rites Saturday Taylor County’s Judge and commissioners are seeing how Waco’s fairground facilities compare with Abilene’s. Judge Reed Ingalsb« and Commissioners Floyd Tate of Buffalo Gap, J. T. McMillon of Lawn, Rufe Tittle of Merkel and Claude Newberry of Abilene left Friday morning for Waco. They will inspect the buildings there, and discuss with McLennan County officials the development of their program. Completely new facilities have been recently completed there in the northwest section of the city. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES WATIR FOR MIRKIL—City op-proves 31-year water controct with Merk«!, okoys poving annoxotion. Page 3-A. QUIENS TONIGHT — Touring candidates for queen of the West Texas-New Mexico League visit Blue Sox Stadium tonight. Page 6-A. band CONCiRT—Bonds from Hordin-Simmons University ond McMurry summer bond schools ploy tonight. Poge 7-A._ THEWEMHK U.S. DEPABTMENT OF COMMKBCB WEATHEB BUBEAÜ ABILENE AND VICiNITY--Fajr today, tonlsht, and Saturday. Cooler Friday alter-noon. High temperature today 90-95; low tonight 75    degree«.    High Saturday around **N^RTH CENTRAL TEXAS-Considerable cloudin«« with shower« and occasional rain tonight and Saturday and to »«th and central portion« thl* afternoon. WEST TEXAS — Partly ctoudy with wide^ scattered mostly afternoon a^ tog showers Friday afternoon, night and Saturday, except occasional rain extreme east portion and South Plains tonight and ^“e^T^TEXAS — Considérable cloudiness with shower s and occasional rain this afternoon and mostly to north and    ^r- tions tonight. Saturday Parth, .^toudyjrtth scattered thundershowers. A little warmer ® Sol^‘ CENTRAL TEXA^Partly clou^ with widely scattered mostly aften^n and evening showers thU aftemwn, tonight ^ Saturday, except occasional rain and iKrt so warm in norUt portion this afternoon. TEMPERATURES Thuri. P.M.    , ^    Af. m ............ l:»i ...........  II 95        li M    .    ........    3:30      73 M    .......... 4:30      72 ”    .........1=»      II 9g    ......   6:30      73 94    ............ 7:M      77 90    ............ »-SO      S 17    ............ 9:30      » ¡3    ...........10:30      » M    ......U;30      E aO    ............ 12;36       •• Him and low lor    fjriod    end- a mt •:» *.m.t »    ™    « Barometer reading RdaUve bamiditF ad aa;M »Ir, 49». L. B. Powell, 89, died Friday morning in his residence at 1902 Walnut St. He was the owner, with his son, of the Powell Planing Mill at 902 North Seventh. Powell had been in poor health for some time, and seriously ill for the past two weeks. He came to Abilene in 1921 as a carpenter. From 1926 to 1933. Mr. Powell was working with the Service Planing Mill. He then returned to carpentry work until 1938 when he and his son, William Powell of 557 EN 18th St., bought out the Powell Planing Mill. The original owner was no relation. Mr. Powell was born in Jasper County, Tex., on Sept. 4, 1884. He and Miss Ollie Moore of Waco were wed there in 1913, and lived in Jasper County untU moving to Abilene. He was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. L. M. Baltes of San Antonio; his son; two brothers, P. H. Powell of Woodvüle and Dr. W. R. Powell of Laredo; and three sisters, Mrs. James B. Roark and Mrs. H. B. Zachary of San Antonio, and Mrs. Wesley Cudd of Ontario. Ore.; and four grandchildren. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kiker - Warren Chapel. Dr. E. D. Landreth of St. Paul will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be W. T. Austin, J. B. Lewis, Bob Dent, R. L. Vicars. Ben Barnes, and Roy Boat-right of Abilene. Old Anson Rd. remains a speedway,” despite recent city annexation, City Commissioner W. D. Rich said Friday. He gave that report to the commission. Rich, who lives on that street, asked that speed limit signs be erected. He suggested a traffic signal light at the intersection of Ambler Ave. and Old Anson Rd. City Manager Austin P. Hancock promised to check into the situation. He implied^ the control devices will be erected. Recently the commission annexed Old Anson Rd. to Abilene, from Ambler Ave. to Anson Ave. Control of speeders was given as the main reason for annexing the street. A measure suggested by Commissioner J. Floyd Malcom for better traffic flow in South Abilene was adopted. Malcom’s recommendation was that Ross Ave. be made a protected street from South First St. to South 14th Sts. That means that stop signs wiU be placed facing the cross streets at their intersections with Ross. Only exceptions will be the South Seventh and South Uth Sts. intersections. Seventh and 11th are protected streets and will remain so. Malcom, in urging the Ross Ave. measure, itressed what he regarded as the need for another north - south protect«! street west of Sayles Blvd. suits and issues to be debated in the coming four weeks. Called Conference Yarborough called a press conference Friday morning quickly on the heels of the governor’s Thursday press conference. He denied Shivers’ charge that Texas Negroes have been “promised something” for their support. He said he has not and will not promise “any group, anybody, anything not promised publicly in this campaign.” He accused the governor of trying to stir up a “hate-war” between the white and Negro races. “I think he has purposely gone out and tried to inflame the whites to get them to forget everything else about his administration, Yarborough said. Yarborough said his first run-off speech will be at Johnson City Saturday night and challenged Gov Shivers to meet him there for an open debate on the issues of the campaign. Meeting Slated Regional meetings of his campaign workers are set for next week, beginning Tuesday at Lubbock. The rest of his itinerary is still indefinite, he said. Yarborough also told his press conference that he: 1. Has “absolute confidence” of winning the run-off. 2. Considers “integrity in public office” his primary virte-getting is- Assorted CHti The revision bill carries $1,363,-000,000 in assorted tax cuts for individuals and corporations in its first year of operation, more in later years. It does not change major tax rates except to maintain the 52 per cent levy on cor-; poration incinne which dropped to sue in the first primary campaign.    i and ii extended 3. Favors segregation of I nstroactively. races in public schools taut believes I they shoSid have equal facilities.    19^ 4. Thinks the governor has polled capping a    ^ his '’maximum strength” and will tax    program-b^^^^^^^^ never again get as many votes in any single year. This already has Texas as he got in the first pri- been used in GOP campaign material. mary. Democrats interject here that two big boons to the taxpayer took effect automatically under a 1931 law enacted when their party controlled Congress. 2 Big Reductions These include two big reduction! which tocric effect Jan. 1—three billion dollars through a 10 per cent periimal income tax cut and two billions through expiration of the corporation excess profits tax. On April 1 various excise tax cuU totalling a billion dollars took effect. These were fought by the Treasury but enthusiastically sup- Mercury Falls Into Low 90's Cooler today I That’s the word from the weatherman concerning the string of hot days dealt over Abilene and vicinity. Rain is falling in East Texas, j ^rt*Sr*by Republican congression-near the Louisiana line, and is ex- j leaders. pected to drop temperatures here into the 90-95 degree range. There isn’t enough push from this Gulf storm, the weatherman said, to bring rain into West Central Texas, but it will cool the air coming into the area. Thursday, the hottest it gck was 99 degrees. This was the second day in a row the temperature stayed a shade below the lOO-de-gree-or-over bracket. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS What’»- in stor« for Central West Texas Crippled Children? Sunday’s Reporter-News will give the construction date of the Taylor County Rehabilitation Center for Crippled Children. There’ll also be a story of how children with bright minds, locked in handicapped bodies, are overcoming their problems. The Sunday Reporter-News will report on how ma when additional millions will be spent in the next few months on Abilene Air Force Base. There’ll be the usual full coverage of sports, farm, oil and general news.    „    ^ You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Rei^rter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. Republicans also contend the big revision bUl will be politically helpful to them because it contains benefits for such groups as retired persons, families with heavy medical expenses, mothers who must work to support their children, fathers with children in college who earn part of their way. and farmers with big soil conservation expenditures. GOP leaders from the President down argue the bill wiU spur business by providing more funds for plant expansion and modernization through a wide variety of more liberal deductions for businesses. This will mean more jobs, they say.    . Democrats, claiming they wiH benefit, say the biU concentrates benefits for big corporations and the wealthy, but does little or nothing for the average little man. They tried in House and Senatt to put in a general tax cut, but were beaten back on cl(^e votes. The minority centers its fire on a provision in the bill giving relief to stockholders on their dividend income. This provision was sharply watered dowh from the form in which the President first recommended it. But Democratic orators contended that once the principle went into the law it could never be uprooted and probably would be extended. Here Are Few Savings on Tax Bite WASHlNGTOIi — Here are some of the wii'S you as an individual taxpayer can benefit through the big tax revision bill now on President Eisenhower s desk for almost certain signature; DIVIDEND INCOME—If you’re a stockholder, you won’t have to pay any tax at all on the first $50 of income in dividends. Furthermore, you can take 4 per cent of any dividend income above $50 and deduct that from your tax payment. MEDICAL EXPENSES - You may deduct medical expenses above 3 per cent of inciMtie, instead of 5 per cent as at present. But you must remember that from now cm you may cmly cteduct iums spent for - drugs and medicines above 1 per cent of your income. Also, you ca* have a total medical deduction of $10,000 for your family; the limit has been $5,000. RETIREMENT INCOME—You won’t have the basic 20 per cent tax rate on the first $1.203 of retirement income received after you pass 65. If you’re a retired government employe such as a teacher, fireman or policeman, you can get the l^nefit even though you’re under 65. WORKING MOTHERS—If you must work to support children under 12 or other dependen^, and if your husband is incapacitated or if the combined inccwne of the fam-less than $4,500. you may do- duct up to $600 spent for child care. SOIL CONSERVATION—If you’re a farmer putting a lot of money into soil rebuilding, you may deduct these outlays up to 25 per cent of your gross income. COLLEGE STUDENTS-lf you have a child who is under 19 or is in college and has a job which pays him more than $600 a year, you may continue to list him as a dependent with -4 $600 exemption on your return it you pay half of his support. CHARITIES—You may deduct up to 30 per cent of your income for charitable contributioiui, instead of » as at prfsent. mSTAUMEOT BUYING-Yoo may deduct the carrying charges on such purchases, even though they’re not specifically stated as interest in the contract. HEAD OF H0USEH0IJ3-H your husband or, wife dies, you may continue for two years to get the full benefit of income splitting as on a joint return. HEALTH k ACCIDENT PLANS —If you miss work because of an illness or an injury, you are en titled to tax exemption on payments made to you by your employer, up to $100 a week, if they are issued under a regular health and accident plan. The exemption does not apply in the first seven days of an illness, unless you are ho^iftaiizad. ^ DECLARATIONS OF ESTIMATED TAX—If you’re married and have up to $10,000 of income, practically all of it subject to withholding, you no longer need to file a declaration (rf estimated tax, RAPID DEPRECIATION — M you’re a businessman or farmer, ym may use new (kmble declining balance method of quick depreciaticm <m a fdant or piece of equipment. This means that in the first year of life, you can write off twice the amount for depreciation now allowed; thus you can concentrate mo^ of the write-off in the early years of use of ti» item. T h # accelerated depredation tions. They get other relief, too, including: More liberal treatment for research expenditures. Greater freedom to s^ aside surpluses. It» r^ht to dfset a loss against ¡»oTits of two prior years instead Qi om m now. Elimination for utilities d the 1 per cent penalty tax on coa^i-dated returns. Greatly expanded d^etion allowances for mining campanies. A cut-off date of April 1. 19S5. for the 5* per cent corporatiim tax rate, at whkh time it automatkal-ly drops to 4Í7 per cent uatoia iuii- plan will beotfil ditoQr    conltiHm    M    ggala«    ^ ;

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