Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 29, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 41
p„C7T^ ABILENE. TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 29, 1954-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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Wins Okay in House
Denton's New Sheriff Shot; Assailant fturt
THREE KILLED IN WRECK—A mother and two small children were killed and nine other persons injured when this bus overturned after swerving to avoid cattle on a highway near Gulfport, Miss. The driver told highway patrolmen he braked when he saw thè cattle and the bus skidded on the wet pavement and flipped.
Ike Won't Aid Anti-President Solons in Vote
Pair Draws 5 Years For Beating Sheriff
WASHINGTON. July 28 .? —
President Eisenhower served notice today that any candidates for Congress who want his support in the coming election had better be supporters of the basic Eisenhower program—or else.
He told a news conferem*e he did not insist on 100 per cent support. But he said he vioesn’t think he should tr>’ to help a candidate who doesn t stand alwigside him on the fundamental issues.
This sounded like a distinct change from the policy Eisenhower hM followed in the past. Both in the 1952 campaign, when he was seeking the presidency, and at va-rioua times since he entered the White House he gave blanket endorsement to all Republican candidates fw office.
The President di.sckwed his apparent stiffened attitude when a ncwaman a.sked "what standards or qualifications are required for I mgressmen to ha\e their pictures taken with you'’"
LUBBOCK. July 28 (RNSWohni Brent Tarlton. 21. of Snyder, andj Huey Jack Pitts. 22, of Maybank. j were sentenced to five years in the; penitentiary on pleas of guilty i here Wednesday to the December jail break assault of Fisher County Sheriff R. L. 'Bogue' Wilkins.
Tarlton plead guilty to the assault charges before Judge James G. Denton in 991 h District Court After passing sentence on Tarlton. Judge IVnton walked dowm the courthouse hall and imposed a like five-year sentence on Pitts in 72d District Court
Judge Denton sat in 72d Court
for Judge Victor Lindsey, who is on vacation.
A third man taking part in the break and assault. Amos Benny Bolton of Dallas, had previously been sentenced to one year in prison by a Lubbock district court jury.
Trials of the three were moved from Fisher to Lubbock County on changes of venue.
Pitls and Tarlton are in jail at LuWiock. They may be taken to Brownwood to be tried on a burglary indictment before beginning their prison sentences.
DENTON. Tex., July 28 (JS—Assault with intent to murder charges were filed today against a Denton housewife critically injured in a car crash shortly after the Democratic nominee for Denton County sheriff was critically shot.
The charges were filed against Mrs. Leon Ruth Henderson, wife of a mechanic employed at North Texas State College.
Wylie H. Barnes, winner in last Saturday’s race for sheriff, was in a critical condition here from a bullet wound in the stomach. He is in charge off the motor pool at North Texas State College.
Tliere were no known witnesses to the shooting in the backyard of the Barnes home. It happened about 10:45 a m.
The first news of the shooting came when Barnes drove to a service station about 10 blocks from his home and asked for help. At the hospital he mentioned Mrs. Henderson’s name in telling of the shooting
Officers said Mrs. Henderson was injured when her car plowed straight into a railing off the Hickory Creek bridge about 24 miles south ot here at a high rate of speed She was treated here for severe head injuries, then taken to Dallas.
At the hospital. Barnes said he was al >ne at his home when a car drove up and he walked into the back yard and saw Mrs. Henderson get out of the car.
Two shots were frrwf.
CXAIMS SLI.M VICTORY—A smiling Sen. John McClellan (D-Ark) hugs a well-wisher at his headquarters in Little Rock, Ark., as he claims a first primary victory over three opponents for his seat in the U. S. Senate. (See election stories on page 10-B.) ____
Senate Okays Bill Cutting FHA House Down Payment
Rowena Farmer's Body Discovered 2 Days After Death
BALUNGER. July 28 iRNSt — Jan Vavra, 68. resident of Runnels County since 19U6. was found t’*ad abmil 2 p m. Wednesday at M S farm home five miles sinitheast )f Rowena. He was found by his ' ster, Mrs. .Mary Bubenik erf Ro-viena.
\ irfiysician said Mr Vavra had been dead two or three day». The doi tor said death was probably due to a heart attack Mr. Vavra was born June 4. 1886 til Cm'hoslovakia and came to the I nited States with his parents in ]'Kl6. .»ettling in the Rowena cum-munity. He was a retired farmer Gravestde ^el\Tce,s will he held at 10 a m. Friday at St Joseph’s Cemetery at Rowena Officiating will be the Rev H H MacLellan.
WASHINGTON. July 28 ifv-Thc Senate tonight pa.ssed and sent to the While Hou.se an omnibus housing bill reducing down payments on homes bought with government •insured mortgages and setting up safeguards against "windfaU ’ profit* on big rental projects.
The legislation generally follows President Eisenhower’s recommendations but falLs short of what he asked for in low - rent public hou.sing units subsidized by the government.
.K compromise betwet'n differing HiHise and Senate measures, the hill IS designed to insure cvintinued high - level home building al a rale greater than one million units annually
Its public housing feature irf 35.-mk) units in the next year, resiricl-; ed to families actually displactxl by federal slum clearance activities, compares with Eisenhower’s request fi>r 14d.UU0 unit.s over the next four years
The Senate had approvtsl the Pre.sident’s public housing piis-gram The lUnise refu-stxl to authorize .iny new pubbc housing author-I ity K conference cMmmiltee agret*d to the 35 (kW ctHiipromi.se
Senators I.ehman -D l.ib and
¡Sen Ive« <RL both of New York, blasted this tH>mpromise provision in identical language — ** a sham and a delusion”
Pa.ssage came after a debate between Sen Byrd (D-Va* and Sen. Capehart iR-lnd'. chairman of the Senate Banking Commitlt'c which wrote the Senate version ot the bill, over party responsibility for the ret'ent htiusing "scandals."
Senators Daniel and Jtrfinson, Texas DemtK'rals. voted for the i housing bill
' Byrd told the Senate a scandal has develot>et1 in htiusing which compares to the Teapot Dome oil deal of the 192ivs Yet, he said, after 18 months in i office, the F senhower adniinistra-[ tion has not .s<xight or obtained a \ single prosecution
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Capehart countered: “Give us a little time ... you can make an awful mess in 20 year.s . . . you can’t clean it up in 20 days."
Capehart has been conducting an investigation of what he described as tremendous windfall profits by housing promoters who got government loans in excess of their building costs Byrd told him he wasn’t accusing the Republicans of anything "except dereliction ” Capehart had said he resented a Byrd statement that the Republicans have done nothing to cut out scandals.
Cat Huge ProfiU Capehart. explaining the new legislation drafted by his committee. said it would cut out miUion-dollar profits by builders of apartments using ginemment • insured construction loans He said it also would clamp a lid on abuses in connection with the government’s home-repair loan program.
The measure does these main things-
1 Lowers down payments required for the purchase of new and old homes m the government's big sales housing program and lengthens the repayment period The measure does not. however, equalize mortgage terms for new and old htHues as Eisenhower asketl ? .Allows builders of big rental jvrojecis who use government-insured loans to include only a "reasonable ” profit as part of their legitimate costs.
Gulf Storm Heads Toward Louisiana
Over $1 Billion Slashed by Bill
WASHINGTON, July 28 (AP)—President Eisenhower’i big tax revision program, slicing revenues about $1,363,-000,000 in the fiscal year which began July 1, rolled through final House passage today, 315 to 77.
Only Senate approval-scheduled tomorrow-is needed now to send to the White House the biggest tax overhaul in history.
The House defeated, 227-169, last-ditch Democratic move to strip from the program a disputed tax cut on dividends. A similar fight over the dividend issue is expected in the Senate.
On final passage. 201 Republicans and 114 Democrats voted for the bill. Three Republicans, 73 Democrats and one Independent voted against it.
The compromise bill, running about 1,000 pages, revamps the entire national tax structure. It does not change major rates but it gives individuals and busineess firms scores of new or bigger taxi
^F^r^indiv-iduals. the deductions 11 C FaIIAWC would go principally to families j ^n#i I VIIV If J with large medical expenses.
mothers who must work to support their children, retired persons, parents of children who work, and farmers with large soil conserxa-tion expenses.
Benefits for All Business firms and individuals alike would benefit from the dividend tax cut. Business firms also would be given much more rapid tax deductions for depreciation of new plants and equipment, more liberal treatment of research ex
Suez Compact With Aid Plan
CAIRO, Egypt. July 28 <.fi — American military and economic aid will soon begin flowing into Egypt in quantity as a result of Britain’s agreement to evacuate
Al STIN. July 28 Guv Allan bluvers w.i.s notified tiKlay the ftHleral >tale drought relief hay ; grain piogratn he ie<}ue.sted lor ■ Texas i* being put into immediate ' efieet |
The governor .s ottue said the r.ulice came from the T S secre | tary of agnvulture who hIho ad i vi*ed the governor an alltKaUon of i half a million dollars wa.s made | to the sta’e lor a hay program , Mate Agrieullure Uommissumer John C White was m WashinguHij at the governor s request to nego j tiatt terms of the contract lH>tween | ftie ItHleral governmeni and the j state 1
Hr a<lv!!*e<l the governor the de tails were being developtnl sali.v faclorily and the contr.u t woiiUI Iw flown to Teva.s tonight tor tlie gov \ rrnor’s signature Under the giain plan, eligible fanner rant hers would get their grain orders from the county farm •rt iMOM adiuiiuayrayMi cuaiinW-
tee I'he order is to be haiuiltHl through regular tiaile channels, with feed dealers reimhursing themselves by drawing uihhi regular G(T surplus t ommiHthy .sttn-ks Twenty IhrtM’ Uentral Texas counties have been approveti for partii ipation m the ilrought aid program Other counties are being lonsidered
('ru|w Need Kalii I’aMure.-i and imnuHinv crops, meanwhile, were in uigenl iuhhI ot soaking rams over all trf Texas except in Hie Panhandle, the I”' Department of Agi icuHuie retmrl* i
In Its weektv crop report, USDA ‘ said hopes revived for a grain sor ghum crop in Hie Panhamlle where showers tell la.st week Hut el.sewheie crop t»rospects continued to slide downward as the meiYury climiHHl daily to the UW UkS mark Dry range and pasture feeti was getUuf vorjr shorL
Icedmg w.is increasing on many tarins, pariicularly in central and eastern counties
Guttle and sluH'p ioiUinutHl to lose flesh StiH'k water was short on many farm* in cvntral and eastern counties
Cotton growth and devtrfopmeiU was being chei'kiHt sharply in hot blacklands and East Texas areas Excessive shedding of squares and .small bolls was reported in many counties
Thougii culton in the Low Rolling Plains and non iingatiM acreage ot the High I’lains was ul.so suffer-mg from lack of moisture, the norihwcst area crop as a whole was holding up surprisingly well and w.is HttI) growing and fruittng
I'hc intense heat was drying ear ly corn rapidly over the eastem Iwolhiid.s of the state The hot. open weather in Si'uih 'I'exas kept cotton picking, corn »napping, sor-ghum combining amt t^^anut Utfoaiiiiig mavum aluii§.
Demo Meeting Moved to HH
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tropical storm "Barbara" was heading across the Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana Wednesday night and winds and rain that were driven ahead of it had reached the Texas coast.
Small craft warnings were out from Galveston to Appalachicoia. Fla.
At 7 p m the storm was centered about 110 miles south of Lafayette. La., and was movin? northwest at 5 to 8 miles an hour. Winds of 60 to 70 miles an hour were reported within 75 miles of the storm center, and gale force winds had spread out 150 miles in front of it.
The storm was expected to strike the Louisiana coast near Cameron late Wednesday night.
Galveston reported 48 inch of rain by 6:30 p m. and Beaumont had .03
Beaumont, which was the closest Texas point to the storm, had the day’s low temperatura for the state. 87 degrees.
Elsewhere, the statewide heat wave was blunted, but not enough for rejoicing
Dallas broke its string of consecutive lOO-or-belter temperatures two shy of the record 25 days with a 99-degree high.
Waco was dangerously short of water and a storage tank supplying a 197-biHl hospital was almost dry. Pumps were working full blast, but couldn’t catch up with consumption in replenishing city reservoirs trom Lake Waco.
The secretary of agriculture noti fied Gov Alhin Shivers that a federal-state drought relief hay and grain program is being put into effect immtxlialely.
Presidio had the highest reading
I in the state Wednesday, 107 degrees.
Afternoon showers dampened widely scattered parts of Central and We.st Texas. .Amarillo had .06 inch of rain, Austin .03 and Marfa .13.
penses, greater freedom to set!the Suez Canal zone, informed aside surpluses, more power to off- sources said today, set losses in bad years against unwTitten U. S. commitment
profits in good years, and less ^ Egypt’s economy
stringent a c c o u n ting requirements.
and military establishment was a big factOT in persuading Egypt to accept terms agreeable to London
Most of the tax cuts would take effect as of last Jan. 1 and would British will pull their
show up in returns filod wxt j ^ th#» rnne. th®
spring. The revenue reductions
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would mount in future years.
Boom to ExpanstoB
Rep. Daniel A. Reed tR-NY). chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, told the House passage of the program would signal "a green light” for expansion of the national economy.
The bill permits taxpajers to deduct from their income, on tax returns, the first $50 of dividends
83,000 troops out <rf the zone, the informants said.
The United States is expected to put chief emphasis on ec«Kanic aid to this country, since problenit of irrigation and industriaiizatiOTi have a high priority with Egypt’s governing Revolutionary Council. Anawar El Sadat, a member of the Council, said last night Eg>pl also expects U.S. aid to double the strength of the Egjplian army
received. In addition, taxpayers within five years. But other m-could subtract 4 per cent off their formed sources discounted talk of remaining dividends, received aft-1 such a buildup, er next Saturday, directly frtim the I g Ambassador Jefferson Caí-tax payment they otherwise would! played a key behind-
The Taylor t'ounty IXMiuvraiic vonvention will be held Salunlay at the SiHith Junior High School auditorium.
B R Blankeusliqi. county Democratic chairman, announv'eti yes teniay the change of liKatiou. It originally had been sche-luled at the courUHiu.se Blankenship explainexl that con struct ion work underway at the courthoujH’ left no room large enough to accommodate the convention
He »aid the vxHiniy ex»vutive committee had compluxi with state law that a notice of the iiu'etmg place t»e txistod at th«* vMurthouse and filvni with the cvHinly clerk The notice had carrieil the avKled stipulation that a change in meeting place may be nerYssary, and would Ive announcevl if done The conventiuo wiU begin at t •’«todL
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Moisture laden easterly winds may touch off widely scattered afternoon showers in the .Abilene area Thursday and Friday, the U.S Weather Bureau said.
The winds and moisture are expected to result from a tropical storm that Wednesday night was moving in on the coast of Louisiana.
Hot weather will continue Thursday and Friday with peak temperatures of near 100 degrees boUi days
Wednesday, with a high of 99. was the first day in the past 12 that the mercury here hasn’t reached the 100-degree mark or above, Tuesday was the 16th day of the past 18 that temperatures have peaked at 100 degrees or more Tuesday was the 24lh consecutive day of lOO-plus readings al Eastland and the 26th there thus far this month The one day this month that failed to see 100 degrees or above was July 3 when 99 degrees was recorded A blistering 113 5 Sunday smashed heat recorvis for Eastland almost as far back as they go and made the city the hottest point in Texas that day, The all-time high there IS 115 but the date of that reading IN not recorded Scattered light show ers fell northeast of Rising Star m the Gorman l>l.eon area Tuestiay afternoon bringing slightly axrfer temi'cra-tures to the Rising Star reguw.
High tennvrature at Rising Star Monday was 109 degrees The high there 'Tuesday was 99
Other major provisions, with estimated revenue reductions: Medical expenses — Tax payers could deduct medical expenses above 3 per cent of their income, instead of 5 per cent as now: maximum deductions doubled up to, $10.000 for a family; 80 million dollars.
$600 le Baby Sitters Child-care expenses — Couples with less than $4.500 income, and all single heads off households, could deduct up to $600 of expenses of caring for children under 12 or other dependents while they work; 130 million dirflars.
Retired persons — Could deduct up to $1.200 of retirement income, applies to all persons over 65 and to retired government workers under 65. such as school teachers or policemen: 141 million dollars.
Dependents — Parents could count as dependents chUdren under 19, or older children in college.
the-scenes role in bringing about Bntish-Egyptian accord, declared the agreement represents "a real achievement of statesmanship.”
The United States already has spent about four million dollars ' on Point Four aid in Egjpt and last spring earmarked 10 million dollars more for rural improvements prt^rams, including irriga-
In London, Foreign Secretary .Anthony Eden told a crowded House of Commons that Britain's historic decision preserves "essential requirements" erf the British in the Aüddie East.
Eden said the new British-Egyptian pact also signals a renewed British - .American - French guarantee to all Middle Eastern states, including Israel, against aggression from any quarter.
He declared the United States. Britain and France are determined
ev'en if children make more than | to help guard the uneasy peaca S6A,k) ' forbidden now , 75 million | between the .Arab countries and dollars. Israel.
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NEW YORK. July 28 .fv-tieneral Motors Corp . world s bigee>t man lifavturing amcern. made 36 per Ct'iu more profits in the first half of this year than m the same tx'n-i»d last year .Sale» for the .six luonih» were down sevon ¡vr vvnt from 19.NJ but GM s tax bill was abiuxst cut in bult due mainly to elimination last J.iii I ot the 30 JHT cent excess piotils tax Th# quarterly report tuilay showed net nuome ot |425.i”i 183 or $4 79 a comnuMi share comparetl w uh $3i:V84.v787 or $3 51 a shar# for the first halt erf l9'vS Roth i>er share figures were after $6.464.060 IS diYkknda oo p>reltrr#d ttocki.
HONG KONG. July a .f^The! British charge d’affairs said today ; Reii China h.xs pnmused to inquire _ at Hainan into the possibility of | finding a Texa.s father and two j children w ho disappeartxl after a i British airliner was shot down otf the island last Friday.
Humphrey Trevelyan said the response from Red China followed a request bv Perry t'\itburth of j PuistHirg. Kan . to fly to Hainan m search of l4eimard Parish of Iowa Park. Tex Parish and Cut-burth are ctvdirestors of Aviation International Ltd. of Los Angeles, Singapore. ImioiH'sia and Hong Kong
Parish ami his two .»ons. agexl * 2 and 4, di.»apt>eared the cra»h. along with seven mher twrsons Mr» Pari.xh and a daughter, \al-erie. 6. were re»cutHl and are in a Hong Kong hospital t'utburth said Mrs Parish told him toifay the last she saw of her husband was just as the four-etiguit transport plunged into th#
He quvrfed her as saying Parish "had on a Mae West jacket which was not inflated He was bending over Larry tbeir son* blowing up Larry’s .Mae West by mouth," Cuiburth said she told him sh* was looking for their other sun. Philippe, when the plane struck the water and that sh# lost coa-sciousness She regauied consciousneas in the water, she ti>ld him. and swam to a floating duffle bag. Then she heard Valerie calling tor her.
"Khe was about six yards away from me." Mrs Parish told Cut-burth, "ami this must have been an act of God as Valeri# cocldn’t
He quoted Mrs Parish as saying she gralibed the girl and they clung to the duffle bag until Capt Philip Hlown, pilot of the downed plane, came along in a rubber dinghy and picked them up.
Mrs Pariah luftered t broken collar bone. Valerie euffered cut« and bruiaee.