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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1962, Abilene, Texas I] 0 0 d MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 194 PAGE ONE Kaiharyn Duff A beautifully done biography of the late T. G. Hendrick has been published privately by Hendrick Home for Children, coming dose on the 100th an- niversary last Oct. 23 of the philanthropist's birth. The book, by Oscar Kimsey Bowen, tells of the Hendricks. of the good usage to which they put their vast wealth, of the two Abilene institutions which bear the name and, incidentally, of the time E. M. Collier, thanks be, didn't dare solicit ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28, "WENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS H3UVW Aitofialed Preu e opened with a prayer by the lev. Ismael Lugo, Roman Catho-ic chaplain of the brigade, who i bared with the men 20 months in Cuban prisons. Kennedy will fly to Miami by telicopter, landing 12 blocks from a he Orange Bowl, and will drive f o the stadium to review the Cu- ans. Artime said the brigade dele- c ;ation came here not only to v lank Kennedy for his personal fforts in winning their freedom Hit to express gratitude because o 10 proclaimed them freedom ghters rather than mercenaries. F Communist propagandists called a hem mercenaries. Is IRS Ruling F WASHINGTON a final ruling effective Jan. 1, the government eased Thursday the tough tentative rules for its income tax crackdown on "expense-account living." The new regulation for substan-fating travel, entertainment and gift expenses requires vouchers or receipts for each outlay of ar more claimed as a decuctibio business cost. An earlier limit drew howls of protest from businessmen. Commissioner Mortimer M. Caplin of the Internal Revenue Service issued the final regula-ion. At a news conference, he announced he will allow a 90-day period for companies which or mechanical reasons, cannot :hange their bookkeeping by New Day, Other taxpayers will get a 'reasonable" time Caplin suggested a month, for most u a familiarilation pe-iod, provided the taxpayer nikes good-faith effort to com-Hy M quickly a. drew protests, Pg. db ed at this "non but he gave. Mr. Hendrick took care of the debt. He gave enough for the naw wing. too. And that was just the beginning of his giving. But Mr. Collier wasn't a "solicitor." Twenty eight years and many wings later he's still thankful Mr. Anderson suggested that letter not be mailed. "The Lord smiled on us that day... He has smiled on us a Mr. Collier tlian a dozen other changes were made. All are in the direction of placating businessmen who bombarded the IRS with thousands of letters after entative regulations came out Mov. 8, and who protested against the new paper work at a two-day hearing early this month. Caplin told questioners he expects the government to gain at east f 1M> million of lax revenues which have been slipping away. A major change waives the requirement for Hem-by-item proof it travel costs in cases where companies make per diem allowance! of up to a day to cover an employe's meals, lodging and ncidenUla while he is out of Caplin said higher per diem al-owances could be allowed when ndividual computa seek an IRS clearance In advance because of ipecial circumiUnces such as lee TAXES, I-A, CM. In the mid EOs, lov' Friday night NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Cloudy it aturday. Orculonm lliht r.Tn aouthweat rlday over area Friday night and eut P "iday H N tanneraturea. Him js NORTHWEST TEXAS Cloudy north 01 with occaafenat Iliht rain aoulh Friday. Warmer north Frt- st ay. Ctowly and warmer Saturday. Hlih oal lit M niB, High Frtetr M-95, n TUOPEKATUBCS tf, rhurtday a.m. Thmday p.m. u g 35 01 NEWS SICTION A OMtMrlM a S Oil SICTION 2 .'.'.'.'-'.'.'.'.'I.'.' (C nifh and tow lor 24-hwi (Mini n.: 51 and M. K and tow Mint tat Uat rear: iilMwtoh IMIt-TV TVftewtT him MWI, imriMti 11 ZACHRY LOW BIDDER Three men who will be closely connected with 1963's runway renovation at Dyess AFB check bid figures Thursday after H. B. Zachry made the apparent low offer From left are Zachry Vice President H. S. Kerr, Col. John F. Arfman of Albuquerque, N.M., district engi- neer for the Army Corps of Engineers, and Joseph L. Jones, resident, engineer for the project. (Staff Photo) Zachry s Million Bid Low on Dyess Won By BOB BRUCE Reporter-News Military Editor H. B. Zachry Co. of San Antonio, a veteran in the military construction field and a general contractor for Abilene's Atlas missile sites, was the apparent low bidder Thursday on Dyess AFB's runway renovation project with an offer of them from Texas bid on the 9' 2-month job that will open the way for relocation of a B-52 heavy jet bomber squadron at Dyess. The firms and their bids were: Western Contracting Corp. of Dallas, S3.530.509.60; Lane Construction Co. of Meriden, Conn., Check of Defense Budget Complete Three othur companies two and Jarbet Co. of San Antonio, Bid opening in the Windsor Ho- tel ballroom was a relatively brief affair, taking but 15 .minutes. Col. John F. Arfman of Albuquerque, N.M., district engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers, open- ed the four sealed bids before 125 persons. Host for ihc meeting was Uie Military Affairs Committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. The government's contract with the firm, said that since 1953, Zachry has done more than 550 million in runway work at Air Force bases in the southwest. They include Biggs, Bergstrom and Kelly AFBs in Texas and Holloman and Cannon AFBs in New Mexico. Construction will begin Feb. 1 at tlie south end of the runway. The project is scheduled for com- pletion Nov. 10. Zachry's low bid came on Sched- ule B, which calls for the widen- ing of the runway to consist of asphalt with an 18-inch base. All were on Sched- PALM BEACH, Fla. President Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. MeNamara huddled for hours Thursday in a last-minute search for exces: :at in the military budget. For the first hour and a half of their session, at the holiday Wiite House overlooking the At lantic, Kennedy and MeNamara were joined by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Curtis Torce chief o! Zachry could be signed by Dec. 31 and at the latest by early Jan- bidsTisled'abovi uary. said Locke L. Mouton, 3 formation official for the Corps A said Col_ Arfman of Engineers, E. LeMay, Air staff, arrived in a mood to dispute a Kennedy-Mc Samara decision to scrap cicvs! opment of the controversial Sky- wit missile. There was no evi dcnce that this basic policy deci- sion was altered, however. With the Defense, Department wdget expected to jump from the current level of billion to a new peacetime peak of about lillion, the President and his mil- tary chiefs had to consider which projects show the greatest prom- se and deserve the highest pri- jrily in order to head off an even teeper climb in outlays. The new budget for the 1964 iscal year beginning next July I, go to Congress next month. The Pentagon will account for more than half the total, expected to approximate rec ord high. Kennedy met with his military advisers after spending more ban an hour talking with Golda Meir, the Israeli foreign minister who is returning home after at- ending United Nations sessions in York. crging from the President's borrowed villa, Mrs. Meir gave no clue to the nature of the dis- fated landing to Florida in a cussion. Presumably the President and Mrs. Meir touched on continuing unrest in the Middle East and, perhaps, Israel's efforts to develop its own atomic program. MeNamara and Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswel] L. Gil-patric arrived before Mrs. Meir left, although they apparently did not join in her discussion with majority of the job will consist of widening the present runway from 200 to 300 feet and laying a 75-foot keel down the center of the runway. The runway will not be lengthened. Zachry Vice President H. S. Kerr of San Antonio said .that perhaps worth of the job would be subcontracted, with his company doing the rest. W. K. Coker, chief estimator for the widening to be c reinforced concrete. The bids o it were: Zachry, Western. and Lane Jarbet did not bk on Schedule A. Schedule B will be used In th Dyess project. The governmen estimate for "A" was 387.86 for "B" The B-52 unit to move to Dyess See BIDS, Pg. 2-A, Col. 5 OTHERS MAY Miami The exiles sailed aboard the freighter African Pilot which had carried to Havana the down payment of million in drugs and baby food to free the prisoners. After immigration procedures, enlivened by tiny children wailing over smallpox shots, the exiles were rushed in buses to a huge Miami auditorium where they were reunited with the captives. Relative GetWc By JIM BECKER MIAMI, Fla. a housand relatives of the freed iay of Pigs invasion prisoners arrived Thursday on an American freighter from Communist Cuba and were reunited with the former captives in scenes of emotion and joy. Chances were good that another shipload of relatives would ic allowed to leave Cuba later or exile in the United States. The ship, carrying 920 relatives and two who were not relatives, docked at Port Everglades near icrc at 9 a.m., about 14 hours after it left the homeland they lad deserted for as long as FiiM ,'astro rules. Castro threw in their freedom as a "Christmas bonus" to the 53-million Operation Ransom that brought survivors of the of Prise Jcome in mercy airlift that ended Christmas eve. "It's a miracle we are said Mrs. Jose Dclgado, whose son, Roman, 28, was captured in the invasion. Her husband said, "Anything outside of Cuba looks like heaven." He added that the most serious shortage in Cuba now "is the shortage of Proration Stifles Oilmen (Sec editorial, page
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