Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 34
Ike's Atomic ¡° Fur,l!er
Plan Upheld iuJfwarns
EkclricJoB Kills Former
Haskell Man f ■ J
WASHINGTON. July 21 MB — President Eisenhower pledged today the United States “will not use force” to upset the Indochina j armistice but warned the Commu-1 nists that any new aggression | would be “a matter of grave con- ! cern.”
At a news conference, he declared the partition settlement signed in Geneva “contains features which we do not like.”
Because of this, he said, the United States would refuse to join other nations in a joint declaration guaranteeing truce provisions.
In rapid-fire order, the President also made these points:
1. The United States has asked the Indochina states of Cambodia and Laos to exchange ambassadors with this country in a move to
| build up their independence from j communism.
2. The big lesson which free world nations can learn from the
! Indochina experience is to adopt I a positive plan for banding together so tightly that none will ever ! give up to communism.
3. He believes the Communist world does not want war at this time, except through satellite excursions. The Reds would not deliberately challenge the free world to a war of exhaustion.
4. He knows of no one who advocates that the United States should go to war to unify Korea or Indochina even though these settlements are far from satisfactory.
In talking with reporters, the President said the government would soon issue some sort of paper giving a history of the Indo-‘ china developments which would attempt to put all events in focus. He disclosed this when asked whether he could say whether the United States ever actually proposed to send American bombers i into the Indochina battle in a move to save the Dien Bien Phu fortress in northwest Indochina.
I The President opened his weekly ! meeting with reporters by reading a prepared statement which said he was glad the Geneva truce has stopped the bloodshed in Indochina.
“The agreement contains features which we do not like,” he ; said, “But a great deal depends i on how they work in practice.”
Democrats, and Sen. Morse <Ore).
The Ferguson amendment sanctioning the proposed electric power contract was accepted without a rollcall. Some Democrats objected at the speed with which the decision was accomplished, but the chair held the voice vote had been perfectly in order.
When Sen. Knowland of California, Republican leader, moved to tie that decision down by a parliamentary device. Democrats then demanded a rollcall They lost 56-35.
Anderson's amendment would have specified that the Atomic Energy Commission could contract only for power served directly to atomic installations.
WASHINGTON. July 21 (*>—President Eisenhower won a big victory tonight as the Senate upheld his plan for a new private power plant in the Tennessee Valley area.
First the chamber refused on a Vote of 55-36 to forbid the project. Then, on motion of Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich) it adopted by voice vote an amendment specifically authorizing the undertaking.
The proposed ban on it had been offered in another amendment, by Sen. Anderson <D-NM>, to the pending bill which rewrites the nation's atomic energy law.
Forty-four Republicans and eleven Democrats voted against the Anderson amendment. It was supported by 33 Republicans, two
WASHINGTON, July 21 MB — A House - Senate Conference Committee agreed late today on a compromise bill overhauling almost all tax laws. It would reduce revenues an estimated $1,363,000,-
000 next year.
Settling one much-debated issue, the Committee agreed to let payers deduct 4 per cent of income from corporation dividends.
In addition, the first $50 of dividends would be excluded from taxes.
Authorities said this compromise would cut taxes on dividends about 204 million dollars the first year and 363 million dollars a year later, when it reaches full effect.
The House had approved a much more liberal cut amounting to 240 million dollars the first year and eventually to 860 million dollars a year. The Senate had voted 71-13 to knock out all dividend tax relief except about 46 million dollars provided through the $50 exclusion.
Republicans had advanced the idea of dividend tax relief with the main argument that it would encourage investments which would result in job-creating business expansion. Democratic critics said it was tax relief for the wealthy.
The big bill running almost 1.000 pages, does not change major tax rates but provides scores of tax reductions through new or bigger deductions for medical expenses, depreciation of new plants and equipment, child - care expenses of working parents, soil ; conservation expenses, income of j retired persons, dependents who make more than $600 a year, and other items j The compromise bill, settling 553 differences between the House and Senate versions, still must be ap-; proved by both the House and Senate.
In other last-stage action, the Conference Committee agreed to knock opt of the big revision program a House-approved section cutting taxes on income earned by
1 corporations from foreign operations.
This section would have reduced
taxes on foreign income by about 147 million doilars a year. The Senate balked at this cut and the Con-| ference Committee accepted the Senate version.
In another major decision, the Conference Committee knocked out of the bill a Senate amendment which would have killed the tax exemption granted to charitable or
See Tax. Page 10-A, Col. 4
HASKELL, July 21 <RNS>— Billy Wayne Holmes, 24, formerly of Haskell, was killed Monday at 1:45 p.m. when he came in contact with an electric power line while working on a construction job at Fort Worth.
He was helping to raise a large steel beam into place at a community center being constructed in West Fort Worth when the accident happened. He was an employe of F. B. Mclntire Construction Co. of Fort Worth.
He was born April 12, 1930, in Hamilton County and was married Oct. 1. 1949, to Betty Jo Bird of Haskell. The couple moved from Haskell to Fort Worth in 1950.
He was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of Army
Survivors are his wife; a son, David Wayne Holmes, and a daughter. Joann Holmes, both of Fort Worth; his parents. Mr. and Mrs, W. M. Holmes of Rochester; four brothers, Pete and W. M. Holmes, Jr., both of Grapevine, Alvie Holmes of Sumerton. Ariz., Carl Holmes of Tacoma, Wash.; three sisters. Mrs. Beatrice Taylor, Mrs. Juanita Fisher and Mrs. Melba Faye Coleman, all of Sumerton, Ariz.
Funeral will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church here, with the Rev. M. D. Rexrode, pastor, officiating.
Burial w.ll be in Willow Cemetery under the direction of Holden’s Funeral Home.
PARADE 'BIGGEST, BEST
Curtain Goes Up On Ranger Rodeo
23 T exas Areas Given Drought Aid
Donald Fietcher, 4-months-old polio patient at Hendrick Memorial Hospital, remained in very critical condition Wednesday night, an attendant said.
The child son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Fletcher of Houston, was brought to the hospital Tuesday noon. He is suffering from three types of polio—bulbar, spinal and encephalmc, his physicain sa.d.
He was in an infant’s iron lung that was rushed here from Plain-view by an Air Force plane Tuesday afternoon.
Mike Hyre, state representative for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, said only two respirators of infant size could be located in this 130-county district. The small size iron lungs are seldom needed, he said.
Mrs. Flethcher is the former Roxie Pillans. daughter of Mr. and Mrs B. P. Pillans of Cross Plains. Mrs. Fletcher. Donald and his sister, Dehra Ann, 3. were visiting the Pillans while Fleteher was in Army Reserve training at Fort Hood.
Fletcner arrived here Tuesday afternoon after he was notified at Fort Hood that his son was ill
Hyre made arrangements with hospital officials and the Air Force to have a respirator flown here for the boy. Fire Chief D. C. Mu-sick, R. L. Brown, a fire department employe and Henry Denning, assistant administrator at Hendrick. met the plane and brought the iron lung to the hospital.
tral Texas counties last week for
drought aid. Wednesday he took the first steps toward adding certain East Texas counties to the list.
Shivers suggested all affected eastern areas file immediately with the State Drought Committee at College Station a statement of their situation. He promised full support of his office in getting assistance.
Eisenhower, paradoxically, also notified Shivers he is allotting Texas $500,000 for federal aid to help Texas areas hit by the Rio Grande floods Those areas had already been designated for disaster relief.
Texas counties named for federal aid in maintaining basic livestock herds were Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Comal, Comanche. Coryell, Erath, Hamilton, Hays. Kendall. Lampasas, Lee, Llano. McCulloch, Mason, Mills, San Saba, Travis and Williamson,
The announcement specified areas within the counties would not be eligible few relief if they have had ram or irrigation.
The U S Department of Agriculture said it is ready to undertake another federal-state cooperation and distribution program similar to last year's. Under the plan.
; Texas last year acquired and dis-1 tnbuted hay. partially matching federal funds with state money to cover or reduce transportation costs to farmers. Federal funds s may be used on costs up to $10 per ton.
StiU pending final decision is an Agriculture Department plan to make available feed supplies from government-owned stocks at reduced prices to drought areas.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Eisenhower Wednesday issued Texas an o t h e r official drought-disaster tag. its second in two years.
Twenty-three Central Texas counties became eligible for federal aid under the President's order, which also named Wyoming and Colorado disaster areas.
State Agriculture Commissioner John White said in Austin Central Texas has been hardest hit but other areas are nearing the critical list.
West Texas has slipped backward since June 1 when moisture conditions were fairly good, he said. He reported the South Plains in better condition than a year ago, but the year-ago condition was zero.
Gov Shivers submitted the Cen-
Heat Toll Reaches 8r No Relief in Sight
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Texas heat claimed its eighth fatality Wednesday with the death of Mrs. Georgia Fields, 80, of Dallas.
Little relief was in sight, The high in Texas Wednesday was 109 degrees at Presidio. Corpus Christl had the low 88 Wink had 104. Fort Worth 103, Del Rio and Waco 101, Abilene, Austin and Dallas 100, Midland, Amarillo and Dalhart 96 El Paso reported the only rain in the state, .02 incl).
Of the heat deaths, three have been in Dallas, four in Fort Worth and one in Denton.
mer Austin judge said, “There was irrepressible public sentiment for a tax on the big pipeline companies that are taking the gas out of Texas and a tax law was passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor—by my opponent.
“But the Supreme Court held this law unconstitutional and according to the press my opponent said at the time of the decision that it did not come as a surprise.
“In other words, he helped put over a phony tax law and he made no effort to past a substitute at a special session ”
His remarks on the natural gas tax followed a declaration that the governor was spending huge sums of money on the campaign —• and claimed that one of Shivers’ radio and TV hookups was the “biggest hook up in any state campaign in
ATHENS. Tex.. July 21 MB— Ralph Yarborough injected a new iv-ue in the governor’» campaign tonight by claiming Gov. Allan Shivers, seeking re-election, helped put over what Yarborough called the phony tax law—the one aimed at taxing natural gas piped out of the state.
He spoke on the Henderson County courthouse lawn at a major rally in the heart of the area in which he was reared His 811-year-old father. Dick Yarborough, lives 21 miles east of Athens at Chandler
In a speech prepared for delivery, he also said “we Democrats deeply resent the intrusion into the party of those who belong in other parties either farther to the right or farther to the left than to our middle-ot-the road course ”
He referred to Shivers who supported President Eisenhower, a Republican, in the 1952 general election. ,
On the natural gas tax, the for-
he is going to receive Saturday."
The radio speech was at a hotdi g supper rally.
Prior to the Pasadena meeting, the governor made a brief handshaking tour in downtown Baytown. His escort there was M. P. ->pike Connally, oil refinery worker and nephew of former I S. Sen. Tom Connally.
Shivers came here late in the morning from Denison to make his final personal appeal in a county that has 222.306 eligible voters. Two years ago Shivers led Yarborough here 75,524 td 42 087.
HOUSTON. July 21 »JT—Gov. Al- j lan Shivers demanded tonight that Ralph Yarborough apologize for his “wild, insulting and ridiculous" charge of attempts being made “to steal" votes in East Texas.
“He has slandered all of the peo- j pie of East Texas.” Shivers said m radio and T\ speeches climaxing a 10-hour campaign scheduled in the state s most populous county, j “He has insinuated that all of the county officials and the election judges in East Texas are dishonest His absurd accusation is an insult to these people and he knows it is untrue,” •
Yarborough said here Sunday in a s|HH*ch before the American G1 Forum convention he had been warned that East Texas funds were Inung collected “to steal votes in certain counties ” He did not elaborate.
Shivers fir>t mentioned the Yarborough charge during an after-noon meeting with campaign workers m Pasadena, Houston industrial suburb.
"1 was born and raised in East Texas and 1 resent the charge,” the governor said In the Houston speeches. Shivers said if Yarborough has any Information about voting frauds he should make it public immediately with specific places, facet and names,
i “Ot course, he cannot do that because this charge, like most of the ethers he has made in this campaign, is just a tigment ot the imaginations ot the CIO-PAC, NAACP and ADA bosses who are running my opponent's campaign,” j “Perhaps he is trying also to [ alibi for the overwhelming defeat
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Asking where the money came from, he said the pipeline companies were evading a fair share of the costs of running the state.
Pair Killed Near Breck
Contests Shaping Up In 14Texas Districts
TO HIS SORROW
Driller Strikes Oil —But Misses Lease
Bieckem idge Pippin was killed instantly
The auto was a total loss, officers safci
Both bodies are here at Kiker Funeral Home, pending word from relatives
Helping Sheriff Otfield investigate the accident were Highway Patrolman E J. Terrel and Deputy Sheri tf Houston Cozart.
BRECKENRIDGE, July 21 -RNS> — Two Jacksboro men were killed in an automobile accident near here Wednesday night.
Dead are Howard Pippin. 25, and Enoch D Royer, 22 The accident occurred when a late model Ford driven by Pippen struck a bridge about eight miles north of here on State Highway 6 The accident happened about 7:45 pm., according to Sheriff Tom Of-iieki, who helped m ihe investigation.
Of field said Rex Brown of Breck-enridge was an eye witness to the nushnps He quoted Brown, who was in another auto, as saying Pippin's auto left the pavement on the right side of the road, came back on the highway, crossed over and hit the left abutment to a bridge Royer was thrown from the auto and died a few minutes after he arrived at Stephens Memorial Hospital here The auto, after striking the bridge, traveled another 75 f»*et and came to rest headed toward
2 Companies Cut Crude Processing
HOUSTON. July 21 B Two major oil companies announced Wednesday cutbacks in the amount of crude oil processed at refineries. Gull reported a Su.uoo barrels a day cutback for the last half of July and for August.
Humbie announced a 6.U0U barrel cut, A‘ 24.000 barrel daily cutback had been ordered earlier ia the year.
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