Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 15, 1954, Abilene, Texas
VOL. LXXIII, No. 213
Wat &btlcm Reporter
."WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKEI CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron
Associated Press (AP,ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15, 1954 -TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10e
PLANE CRASH NEAR ROME APARTMEM BUILDING—Scattered wreckage of a Philippine Air Line .four-engine passenger plane covers the ground near a big apartment building after crashing on the outskirts of Rome. The big plane, trying to land at nearby Ciampino airport after a flight from Beirut, hit within 100 feet of the apartment building in the background, in a heavily populated sector of the Italian capital outskirts. Sixteen persons were reported aboard the plane and all were believed killed. (AP Wire-photo via radio from Rome)
Senator Accuses Dean
Of Using Propaganda
3-Year Plan Approved for Lowering Taxes
JUDGE FLAYS PARENTS
9-Day-Old Baby Dies After Blood Transfusion Refused
CHICAGO. Jan. 14 UP»—An angry > “If it is God s will that a life judge censured today two young j must be taken, it must be taken,” parents whose infant son died after be said they refused, because of their re
WASHINGTON. Jan. !4 F-The House Ways and Means Committee, bowing to a long-time plea from business circles, approved-today a three-year program of sharp reductions in taxes on income from dividends
16, Including 2 Americans, Killed in Crash
ROME, Jan. 14 F—A stricken Philippines Airline plane, trailing smoke through a driving rain, veered from a course toward crowded apartments and crashed in a muddy field here today with a bomb-like explosion.
All 16 aboard, including the American pilot and co-pilot and two American passengers, were killed in the accident Italy's second air disaster in five days.
Last Sunday a jet Comet of the British Overseas Airways Corp. plunged into the Tyrrhenian sea off Elba with a loss of 35 lives.
Few Mmutes Out The Philippines liner, a four-engine DC6, was only a few minutes j from Rome's Ciampino airport on a flight from Manila to London when it wavered and fell.
The force of the blast cut the plane and the victims into fragments. spread over a 200-yaui area. The fuselage dug a 40-foot pit in the soft clay.
Capt. Ira Broome. 33. of Warren. Ark., a World War II veteran of the l.S. Air Force, headed the nine-man crew. The co-pilot was William Rose, a former Navy pilot from Alton, 111.
Royal R. Jordan of Boston and Rome, the airline's Eurojiean director, was among the passengers. The other American victim was listed by the line as G. Batavia, •n route from Bangkok to Rome The plane was about five miles short of the airport when it ran into trouble. The airline said it had been given a clear signal to land and had not radioed of any difficulty.
Witness Tells Story
“It wa" banking with its left wing down. ’ said witness \ntonio Auar* issima. “and it seemed to be heading into an apartment building.
“It was about 150 meters iabout 500 feet in the air.
"The four engines see pied to be working, but one of them was leaving a trail of smoke. The plane kept turning away from the apartment buildings. As soon as it was clear, it straigntened up for a moment. There was a tremendous roaring noise from its engines. Then the plane plunged down and there was a huge explosion ”
The craft hit only about 100 yards from the nearest apartment house. The spot was the only open area in the immediate vicinity.
Teen-Agers Admit 6 Buralaries Here
ligious belief, to authorize a blood transfusion for him.
Thomas Grzyb, 20, and his wife, Barbara, 18, were dry-eyed and silent as Judge Thomas E. Kluc- I zynski declared they “held everybody else from helping the child \
.. .. , while the child's life was ebbing
Staff experts said the proposed |*away bv minutes anrt seconds.”
Their 9-dav-old son, Thomas Jr., ; died several hours earlier in St. j Anthony’s Hospital where phys- i icians made futile attempts to save his life with transfusions of salt and sugar solutions.
Grzyb. who had declared earlier that “it’s better to have a dead baby without the blood than a
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 F!—Sen. Welker (R-Idaho) said today that Arthur H. Dean, special U. S. am-
The Grzybs are members of the b,“a<?°r t0 *frea' /*<™ingly is Jehovah's Witnesses religious sect. i ®Praaib>>K a t> pe of propaganda They contended that receiving designed to bring about the “ap-blood by transfusion is the same peasement” of Communist China, as blood eating, which they claim 1° a Senate speech, Welker said is prohibited by the Bible. that individuals such as Dean are
Judge Kluczynski said the Illinois beginning to question the wisdom State Supreme Court has held that I of American policy toward the
City police Thursday night said that six burglaries and two car thefts committed here since Dec. 19 had been cleared up by state
ments taken from two teen -»age Abilene Negroes at Big Spring.
A third I9-year-old Negro who gave himself up to police here
changes would mean a saving of 240 million dollars for about four million taxpaying stockholders the first year.
The ultimate loss in revenue was estimated at from 500 million to one billion dollars annually, when the cuts reach full effect.
Democrats Resist A majority of committee Democrats reportedly resisted the move, but were voted down in a closed-door committee session.
This marked the first substantial controversy in a committee project aimed at rewriting almost all the nation’s tax law’s with a view to simplifying and clarifying them and removing alleged inequities.
The new’ proposal eventually would relieve about one third of the four million taxpaying stock
parents have no right to impo e their religious beliefs on a third person to cause the death of that
The Grzybs had been summoned into court on a petition to declare
Chinese Communists and “in a round-about manner are chanting the siren song of collaboration with the rulers of Red China.”
Dean is now in New York. He broke off preliminary Korean peace talks with the Communists at Pan-
them unfit parents and make their
infant a ward of the court. The j munjom Dec. 12, saying the Reds court action was dismissed because had accused the United States of of the baby’s death. j “perfidy” in the prisoner of war
living babu with the transfusion.” The baby died from an internal situation. He said he would return said he was “sorry the child died.” obstruction, attendants said. I to the conference table only If the
U.S. Firm on Korean Stand
Wednesday is also implicated ID ! holders from paying any federal some of the burg.aries, Det. Capt. ; taxes at all on their dividend in-W. B. McDonald said. ! come.
McDonald. Det. Lt. George Sut- j it provides that individuals will ton. and Taylor County Deputy pay no income taxes on dividends
Ike Asks Increase In Social Security
I Sheriff Claude Herring i the 17 and 18-vear-olds arrested at j Big Spring Sunday to Abilene j Thursday. They took statements I from the two at Big Spring before PAN ML N’JOM, f-riiiay, Jan. 15 | returning here with them. tfi_ The United States stood fast today in its determination not to renew planning talks on a Korean Peace Conference unless the Reds
By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. (F —
, , - ___ „ ... President Eisenhower urged Con-
returned up to $50 in the case of a taxable gress today to boost social secu ' year ending between next July 31
I Car thefts reported solved were ! of a 1941 Ford on Dec. 20 from
clear the record of perfidy charges.
Edwin Martin. State Department specialist, told Red liaison officers that the best way to get the talks going again was to strike out “completely extraneous, irrelevant. and unacceptable matter.” Ob\ iously he w as referring to Communists charges of perfidy i against the United States which I ruptured the discussions Dee. 12. j Martin renewed his proposal for , secret sessions to talk over the matter.
The Communists insisted again j they only could discuss a time for : resuming preliminary peace talks, j They again rejected the proposal j for secret sessions.
Jones Used Car Lot. 2909 Pine St., and of a 1948 Ford from Floyd's Used Car Lot on Jan. 7.
The pair returned here from Big Spring were arrested Sunday night in another car reported stolen at Lubbock. McDonald said.
Burglaries reported cleared up by the statements taken from the pair at Big Spring were:
Theft on Dec. 19 of a safe from which about $6 was removed at the H. T. Fleming Gulf Service Station. 1050 South Treadaway Blvd. The safe was later abandoned at Fort Phantom Hill Lake.
Theft of $45 that same night from the C. B. Simpkins Service Station. 1001 Pine St.
Theft on Jan. 1 of two batteries from the S. P. Wdson Service Station. 857 Pine St.; of $39 75 from the Texas Hide and Metal Co.. 549 North Second St., and of 12 to 15 fried pies from the Gulf station at 786 Pine St.
Burglary on Jan. 3 of the Humble service station at 802 South ; Treadaway Blvd. Taken in this : job were a battery and from 30 to j 40 candy bars after a candy mi-! chine was ripped open.
Very little of the loot taken from i the five service stations and none Only a trace of rain was record- j 0f monev has been recovered. ; ed at the airport weather station j McDonald sajd
McDonald said the pair
Abilene May Get More Rain Today
Abileniaas may see it rain again Friday.
The V. S. Weather Bureau observer at Municipal Airport said Thursday night the chances for rain Friday are about 50-50.
and Aug. 1. 1955.
For later years, individuals i would pay no income taxes up to $100 of dividends received.
Further, taxpay ers would be al- ; j lowed to deduct from their tax | ‘ bill 5 per cent of all their dividend s | income above $50 received during j the fiscal year, from next July 31 j to Aug. 1, 1955
I The tax credit would be increased ! to 10 per cent of dividends above $10 the second year, and 15 per i cent the third and ensuing years.
Thus a percentage of income would be deducted—not from taxable income itself—but from the actual tax payment the stockholder otherw ise would face.
Business spokesmen long have attacked what they call “double taxation” of corporation profits. They argued that corporation prof-! its are taxed first under regular corporation income taxes, and then taxed again under individual income tax laws as profits are distributed to individuals in the form of dividends.
The committee also approved new sections permitting workers to ; deduct transportation expenses, j even those incurred in the worker’s horn» town, as a business ex-1 pense. This means workers could t;.ke the standard 10 per cent de-;
rity benefits quickly for America’s older citizens and give 10 million more people protection from “the fear ... of destitution.”
Eisenhower also asked that the amount of income taxed for pension purposes be raised from $3,600 to $4,200. and that retired persons be allowed to earn more at part-time jobs without losing social security benefits.
Changing the tax base would mean that workers making more than $3,600 would find up to $12 more a year in social security deductions coming out of their pay
November elections in which the Republicans will be battling to keep control of Congress.
The bills say the increases shall become effective the last day of the month following the month in which they are enacted.
Urges Quick Action Calling his proposals "construe* tive and ‘ positive steps” to “promote the economic security of the individual.” Eisenhower urged “early and favorable consideration upon Congress.
The human problems of individual citizens.” he said, “are a proper and important concern of our government.”
least some of them are sure to become law, perhaps not exactly the way Eisenhower wants them but generally in line with his recommendations.
As additional parts of a six-point program to enlarge and improve the over-all program, Eisenhow’er declared that;
Benefits should be figured on a “fairer basis” related more to earning ability than to actual income.
Some 70 million individuals and their families are in the Old Age and Survivors Insurance system now. Shortly before Congress ad-
Reds withdrew the charge.
Welker also said that Dean had been “an official spokesman” for the Institute of PaciRc Relations and was arf*‘major financial contributor to the organization along with the millionaire Communist, Frederick Vanderbilt Field.”
The TPR, a privstely-f<*»anced organization founded in 1925 with the avowed purpose of promoting objective studv of PerKir aroa problems, was the subject of a prolonged in etui ry in 1951 and 1952 hy the Senate Internal Security subcommittee. of which Welker is a member.
The subcommittee, in a report on its probe, said the names of eminent persons who were members of the IPR had been used to screen the activities of an inner core of officials and staff members described as “either Communist or pro-Communist.”
“The net effect of IPR activities on United States public opinion has been such as to serve international Communists interests and to affect adversely the interests of the Upited States.” the subcommittee held.
This was callerf a “fantastic conclusion” by William L. Holland, secretary general of the IPR. He said the subcommittee had been “forced fo acknowledge” that most of the institute’s members had not engaged in pro-Communist activities.
Welker recalled the subcommittee s findings and said its investigation of the IPR had given the Senate probers “considerable insight into the career and expressd views of Mr. Dean.”
“The past record of Mr. Dean fails to show any outstanding shrewdness in his understanding of the devious w’ays of the Communists.” Welker told the Senate.
Dean is a former law partner of Secretary of State Dulles and
IN 'SECRET' CEREMONY
checks. Their employers would j posals. Key members predicted at
have to match the amounts. J ----—-
No Details In a special. 2.700-word message to the lawmakers, the President proposed increases in both the lowest and highest amounts paid to retired persons or their survivors.
He left it to Secretary of Welfare Hobby to fill in details for congressional committees later on.
But Chairman Daniel A. Reed (R-NY1 of the House Wavs and Means Committee beat Mrs. Hobby to lt.
Minimum payments for retired individuals now are $25 a month the maximum benefit average around $50 security system to “fulfill its pur pose of helping to combat destitution.” Eisenhower said, “these
journed last summer, Eisenhower For the most part. Congress asked that another 10 million per- uent t0 Korea last fall as a spe-
seemed to like the Eisenhower pro-j sons be brought in. He repeated ■ c*a* ambassador to try to make
that recommendation today. arrangements with the Commu-
Joltin' Joe Weds Marilyn Monroe
nists for the peace conference called for by the armistice terms.
Weiker said he recently had read of views expressed by Dean and that, although he did not know where they originated. “I do know that similar views are presently being advocated by certain left-wing columnists in the daily press.**
Dean Denies He's _ __ For
.TnTh* what was suPP<>sed to have been he prepared to begin the ceremonv. j Vn.ui a quiet ceremony, but wasn’t. The crowd took up the crv NEW
'„ .Si j. Municipal Judge Charles S. “shssing” those who were talking.’ 1 H Dea
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 14 '.A—j pushing his way into the judge’s _
Gorgeous Marilyn Monroe and Joe chambers. Eap A hmairn mnitl
Di Maggio were married today in Judge Peery called “Quiet” as ■ VI ApPvuSBlllVllI
duction allowed for such personal I ^.Iîeîi^s ar* too low .
as charitable contribu- L Reod 'ald ** pl,an ,s.? provl£
increases ranging from $5 a month
during the 24-hour oeriod that ended at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Temperatures are expected to rise some Friday to a high of 60
Spring told him they had been “parted’ from the loot taken from one job here. Two stolen batteries were hidden on Cedar Creek, McDonald said, and when the burglars returned for them they had been taken by someone else.
turns, medical expenses and so forth, and still get a further deduction for transportation expenses incurred at work It does not apply to expenses of commuting to and from work.
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r» . . , ._ .. . ta.kmg. ; H. Dean, special U. S. ambassador
Peery read the civd ceremony in j As silence settled over the scene, | to Korea said tonight “I have not
his chambers while an estimated Jud*fe Peery began the simple been spreading Communist doctrine
crowd of 500 jammed the corridors single ring ceremony at 1:45 p.m. } in am wav shane or form •
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The curvaceous actress and the w,‘f\Joe *°?k Manly inn his arms , R-ldaho*. who said earlier in a
former Yank« baseball lugger | amj k.ssed her warmly. Senate speech in Waahtagfou Thai
ton for*thost»* now' ee‘tin*g pensions. I , * even 1*1 the judge know their Hien newsreel men and photo- Dean seemingly is spreading a
For persons retiring after the pro- plans «nUl early this afternoon. hlm, u, "Do ¡W of Propaganda designed to
a k™,,f tH* » ay hash | They wanted a quiet wedding with f.**1» and he complied-several bring about the ‘ appeasement" of
no fanfare , times. 1 Communist China.
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Assistant Named To UT President
AUSTIN 45—Prof. Franklin La-
Abilenian s Brother Was Plane s Pilot
Ira Broome brother ol Mrs H E. Houston, a nurse at St. Ann Hospital, vas one of the 16 persons killed in the crash Thursday near Rome Italy of a Philippines Airline plait«.
Broome was the pilot of the plane and also a chief pilot for the airline. He had visited hero • bout five years ago, Mrs. Houston said.
The Houston* live at 1518 Green M Houston ts an employe of the Western ( ottonoil Co.
Pilot Believed Dead In Big Spring Crash 1
BIG SPRING jail 14 h A P3 jet plane crashed in hilly ranch-latui 4'a miles southeast of Big Spring late today, apparently killing the pilot m.stantiv
The plan** tentatively wm identified a* one from Wehn Ait* Foi^e Base at Laredo*
Paul Peters, a ranch hand, «aid the plane peeled off from a Gorina tion of four and seemed to dtv«* straight Into the ground
Reds Pay UN Bill
UNITED NATIONS. Jan 14 P-Russia has paid a $2 884,727 balance owed on its 1953 U N. budget assessment it wa§ disclosed today.
Infant Fatally Burned
DALLAS, Jan. 14 f An infant. “V * «Tinu thr,'« ’ n,<*r Cox has been named assistant
burned to death and four others , Funht qut»turning ©i the thrte : tQ President Log4n Wilson of the
Were burned seriously shortly at«* “ University of Texas, effective Feb
noon today at their tenant houhe ntday. McDonald said mursday j ^ for remainder of the fiscal
on a farm about two miles north- I n'Rht he hopes to tlear up one • vea|. expected to relieve the
east ot Garland. William Johnson, or two more burglaries by taik-
1, was the victim. His mother, ing t° th* trio.
Mrs. Johmue Johnson. 22, and her Officers said ear theft charges I chancellor
two other children, Christine, 4. v.ould be filed Friday against two j Wilson became acting chancellor and Bai tiara. 3, were burned se-; of the three and burglary charges wheu fames P. Hart resigned rtously. I against all of them. Jan. 1.
! jected broadening of the tax base.
the maximum could rise to $108.50 I —$23.50 over the present ceiling.
More for Wives | A wife get* half as much pension as her retired husband, so she would get a proportionate boost. * So would widows and surviving children. The maximum benefits for a familv could go up from $168.75 to $190 a month.
Reed introduced two separate bills to carry out the Eisenhower recommendations and said his committee would consider them in
Yet by the time ihey were married the crowd was so thick Di Maggio, his best man, restaurant manager Reno Barsocchini and Lefty O’Doul had to elbow a path-way for Marilyn to the elevator.
Joe and Marilyn left on a brief honeymoon for an unannounced destination. “Just driving,” Joe said.
He said they plan to make their . home in San FYanciseo. going to ,
Fort Worth, Submit Low
! president of considerable idminis* committee wouui con sine i mem it» tome in !san I
! trative dutv while Wilson is acting March, with full public hearings. | Hollvwood whenever Marilyn has
By the time thev clear the House j a picture to make. But Marilyn i
and Senate, it might be late sum
mer or early fall. And bigger benefits might be coming along for some six million persons already on the rolls not long before the
FORT WORTH. Jan. 14 — Ottin-ger Construction Company of Fort Worth, and Robert E. McKee of El Paso, were the apparent low bidders Thursday for the construction of dormitories and administration buildings at the new Abilene Air Force Base.
This vuis the fourth bid-opening and the second on which multi million dollar bids were made
The bids were opened Thursday afternoon in the Fort Worth district office of the Corps of Engineers.
Buis were a-ked for seven three-vtor.v airmen’s dormitories. and two mess and administration buildings.
A total of 22 bid* were received. Two sets of bids w;ere asked one for a bale plan, another for an alternate plan.
The contractors were asked to bid on concrete frame construction of the seven dormitories, or submit alternate bids for load bearing clay masonry work.
Ottin&cr’* bid, the apparent low for ths base plan, was $1,950,247.
The apparent low bid by McKee on the alternate plan was $1.930,* 104.
A determination will be made at a later date as to which bid will be selected.
When a bid is accepted, the contractor will have 300 calendar days In which to complete the job. according to Col. H R Hallock, Fort Worth district engineer.
Col. Hallock said no dennite dates have been set yet for receiving bids on future jobs such ax roads, grading, storm sewers, vehicle maintenance shop, electrical distribution system, and a radio building
The government's estimate on the cost of the dormitory and mess construction for the base hid was $2,089 171. The estimate for the alternate hid wa* $2,087.371
Highest bid received Thursday on the base plan was $2 125 000 Highest on the alternate plan was $2. t.12,000.
Thursday's session was the fourth bid-opening lor tha
Only one contract has been aw ard-
ed. That was to Texaa Bituiithic Co., Dallas, for paving runways, aprons and taxiway s. Work started on the $4.889.677 project in September,
Each of the new dormitories will be three-stones and each w ill contain about 72 bedrooms. The dormitories w ill be 202 feet long by about 39 feet wide, measured from the inside walls.
The two mess hall-adminiHrauoa \ Tk buildings will be about 141 feet long aiid about 114 feet wide. Each will coutain mesa hall facilities and offices for such persons as mess officers and supply officers
Doerfler Construction Co. of Okla Itoma City, Okla., was apparent low bidder on Jan. 9 for $174.046 for the sanitary sewer system and Gerald Mora. Houston, was appa rent low bidder on Jan. 12 for 8225,784 for the base’s aviation gasoline an jet fuel storage system.
Hut so far, contracts have not beta awarded on those two jobs.
a picture j said she has no plans for movies now.
On the marriage license. Ma-, rilyn's age was given as 25. Joe’s 39
i It was the second marriage for each Miss Monroe was married at 15 to James Dougherty, now’ a policeman In Van Wtys, Calif. Her studio says It “w’as a short-lived marriage which she prefers to forget.”
Has One Son
Jo«’ was divorced by Dorothy , Arnold, a film actress. They have I one son.
Miss Monroe and Di Maggio had
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for years. He arrived at City Hall about I o’clock, just ahead of I radiant Miss Monroe and smiling j I'M Maggio.
The good-natured throng de-la» ed the ceremony for several minutes because an official with the nianiagr license had difficulty
Phone Hike Opposed
SAN ANTONIO, Jan 14 IF Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. has lost the first round in its battle ! to obtain a rate increase in San Antonio The City Council rejected ; today the hike of from It 35 to j t $4.25 depending on ty pe service.
SPACE HELMET’ FOR FLIGHT INTO ETHER—Jimmy
Bowden, 4. smiles from behind a new “space helmet” designed for children to wear on flights into anesthesia as he is put to sleep for a tonsilectomy in the Bethesda, Md., Naval Medical Center. Lt. J. G. Morrow, who with Comdr. D. J. C.iorgio, developed the transparent helmet, administered the anesthetic in the first test. Jimmy, son of a chief hospital man, called it a “pretty sharp trick” after the operation. The helmet’s designers believe it will take away the fear of being put to sleep on an operating table from child* ren, (AP YYirephoto)