Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIII, No. 265
Associated Press (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 8, 1954 —TWELVE PAGES
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
COLLISION AND DEATH—This twisted wreckage was all that remained of the auto driven by Isaack Marion Treadwell, 71, after it was in a headon crash with another vehicle Sunday. Treadwell was killed. (Photo by John Clifton, Anson)
Dies in Wreck
GOP Chief Says Party
Ready to Fill Promises
Labor Leaders Ask Income Tax Slices
WASHINGTON, March 7 (/P)—Top AFL and CIO leaders today urged Congress to reject House committee tax cut proposals as a “bounty” to business. They urged instead a higher personal income tax exemption.
Both AFL President George Meany and CIO President Walter Reuther said tax relief to consumers would buoy purchasing power and “encourage consumption of piled up inventories.” ' „ . ,
Both union leaders hit hardest at two features of a * technical revision” bill drafted by the House Ways and Means Committee. One would reduce taxes on dividends; the other would allow a higher rate of depreciation for tax purposes on new machinery and equipment. ,
The depreciation proposal drew strong support today from the Council of State Chambers'
ANSON, March 7. (RNS) — A 71-year-old Jones County farmer was killed instantly and three other persons seriously injured in a headon collision Sunday mornlnK north of Anson on U. S. Highway 277.
Killed was Isaack Marion Treadwell, 1, of Route 2, Stamford-The Injured are:
The dead man’s grandson, Raymond D. Treadwell, 23, stationed with the Navy at the Kingsville Naval Air Station, who has two broken wnsts and lacerations.
Johnnie B. Lofton, about 26, Ker-mit Negro, who has compound fractures of both legs and severe
lacerations of the face. He driving one ot the cars.
Billy L. Price, 23, also of Kermit
riding in the 1938 Ford driven by his grandfather, said he saw the Ixifton car coming and
and a passenger in the Negro’s warned his grandfather and tried
car, sustained a .skull fracture, to miss it, but hit headon.
broken jaw, and severe cuts | Probe Continues
around the eye and over the face, i Texas Highway Patrolmen Ar-
The accident occurred about ■ thur Dyson and Billy Davis, both
9:15 a.m. Sunday 4.7 miles north of Stamford, were assisted in in-of Anson. The injured were car- | vestigation of the accident by
Approval by Congress of the measure, the council said, would generate “a wave of orders” for new machinery and equipment and stimulate the start of new business venture. This, it said, coupe ! viould mean rehiring of la id-off workers, new jobs, greater opportunity for steady work, and more and better things at lower costs for consumers, by tending to keep factories modernized.
800-Page Revision The flexible depreciation plan and the reduction in dividend taxes are included in an 800-page
WILL H. HAYS
House to Receive Tax-Reduction Bill
WASHINGTON, March 7 (/P)—Republican House leader Halleck of Indiana said today Republicans in Congress now are ready to start making good on GOP promises of lower taxes and fewer federal controls.
With the first big Republican-backed tax reduction bill reaching the House floor next Wednesday, it appeared GOP House leaders were indeed prepared to try highballing the administration’s legislative program through the House at
top speed. . ,
This week will see the House acting on a bill slashing excise, or “nuisance,” taxes by nearly a billion dollars. The bill also cancels scheduled cuts in liquor, cigarette and certain other taxes. . . u i- -
Next week comes a huge tax revision measure, overhauling
the entire federal tax struc-
Hays, Czar Dies; Rites
of Movie Pending
ried to Anson Hospital in a Law- Stamford Chief of Police Tid- revision of the nation’s tax
rence Funeral Home ambulance. ! well, and Jones County Deputy ^
Investigators said the collision j Sheriff Johnny Griggs of Anson. | Reoublican leaders have
•curred on a straight, dry stretch ! _ Anson Justice of the Peaee Joe ^ meas-
lense loyalty for his home state. “Wherever two lloosicrs meet, there Is Indiana .soil,” he once said.
Will Hays had three siucessful careers — in the law. politics, and
of road. The Negro was quoted as saying he evidently had gone to sleep after driving all night long-Raymond Treadwell, who was
Sheriff Was Only Man With Right to Explode
DALLAS. March 7 (jfi—Two one-pound TNT cans that were strapped to a bridge in northeast Dallas County gave officers a bad time for a couple of hours today.
It began with a phone call at 12:31 p.m. reporting that the cans under the Grapevine Creek bridge on Farm Road 567 were wired for detonation.
The office broadcast a radio warning ot “proceed with caution.” Soon sheriff BUI Decker was on the air calling county commissioners and other officers to the scene.
County Commissioner Lynn Law ther sent for I^eonard HoUiefield
the Dallas dynamite squad. HoUie-
Treadwon-s death ^ broSlolSe House
floor on March 17.
Under the bill, tax deductions allowed for the billioas of dollars
Mathis ruled was due to an automobile dent.
The investigation of the mi.shap is to continue. ^
The dead man, who was born : business puts annually Sept. 8, 1882, in Mississippi, had Plants and equipment ^o«*« been farming in the Plainview ! much bigger the first ^ '
community near Stamford in Meany discounted the possib e Jones County since 1901. He had , effect of the proposal on new in-movcd with his family to Hill vestment. ,
County in 1884 and from there to “The fact is, he saW* the vol-Jones County in 1901. j ume of new investment has never
He was married July 7, 1907, at ; been higher than under the tax Stamford to the former Ella Mae ' rate now in effect. Therefore this Smith. The couple had made their provision must be considered an field gingerly removed the cans. | home in the Plainview community j indefensible bounty from the pub-“Man,” he sighed. “Your right, j since. j lie treasury to business.”
Enough to blow up this end of the TYcadwell had been a member ! Reuther, similarly, said the .steel
of the Woodmen of the World lodge , industry is operating at three-and was a member of the Fair- i quarter capacity, the auto industry
SULLIV.\N, Ind.. March 7 Will H- Hays. 74. who left President Harding’s Cabinet to clean up movie morals in the roaring 20s, died in his Sullivan home today.
The one-time Republican nation-j 3“’Czar of the mo-al chairman and postmaster gen-! picture industry, eral, who served 24 years as the , $150.000-a-year
“czar” of movie nmrals had re^ of the Motion Picture
turned ill from hi.s New ’iork resi- and Distributors of
dence last October. America that his strong personal-
Through his years in politics and ; py widest imprint on the
in the movie industry, he con-1 public.
sidered this Western Indiana coun- 5922 after a
newly formed motion picture association at a time when .scandals in Hollywood had brought sharp public reaction.
Self-Regulation He retired in 1945, with his “Hays Office” the recognized ar-biti'r of good taste in an industry which had accepted the principle
lure to the tune of nearly billion dollars in immediate tax reductions.
Legislative History In a statement today, Ilalleck said the coming week’s program will make legislative history'.
“This week should demonstrate to the .\merican people in a very convincing way that the Eisenhower administration and the Republican Congress are now ryov-ing in high gear to fulfill the promises that have been made,” he said, adding:
"We promised progress on all front.s — we promised a lessening of federal control and a return to states of the rightful powers seized
of .self-regulation Only recently, ^ them.
there have been signs of rebellion ^ g,.p j,j process of ful-
againsl the code in Hollywood. j filling those promises to the Amer-Since his retirement from the | lean people. We are moving for-fllm industry, Hays had returned ward a bigger and better Amer-to the practice of law. ica. This coming week will mark
He was born Nov. 5, 1879, in ( three major steps in that dlrcc-
ty seat town his home and voted career in Indiana and service Sullivan. His father. John Tenny-i Uon.
here. gg Republican national chairman
He also kept apartments in New ' before he was 40.
York and Hollywood and a ranch i ^Qp chairman, liis reorgan-
near Los Angeles. He liad law f of a badly-split ftapubllcao
flees in Sullivan, New York and pa,(y was widely credited with Indianapolis. ; Harding’s laruLslido victory in 1920
Like his author friend, the late j following the famous “front porch” Booth Tarkington. Hays had an in- campaign. Harding made Hays his
Hays became president of the
son Hays, was a lawyer and young Hays entered law practice with ,
As officers neared Carrolton, they saw men in Army uniforms i view' Community Baptist Church, i is producing five million passenger nutting charges under another I Survivors include his wife, one ' cars against estimated capacity of bridge i Treadwell of Fort ’ eight million, “and similar condl-
“We’re from the 49th Armored grandson, Raymond D. : tions prevail in textUes, clothing:
Were from me 4ain Aimoieu .j,j,pa^^.pij. 3 _ granddaugh-i and many other Industries.” |
Division,” one of the soldiers ex-
plained.” We're J;“;;;,"« (pree brolhers. Jeff and J
. We got every bridge mined _ ,
ter, Betty Ross of Fort
Worth ; T.
‘Plans to concentrate tax relief
. .1 • i ...uh Hum ; Treadwell of the Plainview com- ' this year in favor of business and
TXT^liurtids dam is our last Arthur Treadwell of ; investors simply make no econom-
w- rny TNT and this dam is our lasi sisters. Mrs. El- i« sense” Reuther said. “It is aloft objective to blow up^_ Lovern of Stamford, Mrs. most oainfully clear that what
Guatemola Denies Charge by Dulles
CARACAS, Venezuela, March 7 IP—Guatemala today denied Secretary of State John Foster Dulles’ charge that she opposes any anticommunist dctlaration by the Inter-American Conference.
Guatemala’s fiery foreign minister, Guillermo Toricllo, also denied Dulles’ accusation that Guatemala had used the conference to defame the United States. Such a charge would only be valid, he declared, “if the government of the United Slates were identified with the United Fruit Co. and other monopolies.”
item comes up on the agenda. He said “the affirmation of the sovereign position of a state cannot be subjected to any test . . .”
In his opening speech to the conference last week Dulles told the delegates “there is not a single nation in this hemisphere which j services, has not been penetrated by the apparatus of international communism acting under orders from Moscow.”
To curb this penetration the United States has submitted a plan calling for joint consultative action in the event the Communists
Bill Neville of .Anson and Mrs. Clarence Rosamond of Childress.
Final rites for the mishap victim will be held at 2:.30 p.m. Monday in the Anson First Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Miles D. Hays of Hamlin and the Rev. W R. Underwood of Stamford. Burial in Fairview Community Cemetery w'lll be directed by Lawrence Funeral Home of Anson. '
Pallbearers will be Tom Jones, Tom Brown, E Thackerson, R. H.
most painfully American business needs most now is more customers and not some new and special incentives to invest in 1954 and 195.5.” Reuther advocated the plan proposed recently by Sen. George (D-Ga) to hike the personal exemption from $600 to $800 this year and to $1,000 in 1955.
The various tax proposals came in for discussion also on television and radio programs.
Sen. Jackson (D-WaslD, like the
35'Year Resident Of Mitchell County Dies From Burns
LORAINE. March 7. (RNS> — Mrs. Anita Arellano, 58, died Sun>
HotpiUl Bill On the House calendar for th# his^’father* after hlV graduation ' coming week, along with the from Wabash College^ > ^isetMX redmUaa Mil, an? a pr^
'“"f ‘ '.et' vrbi; ‘ ¡X'.
Police Solve Two Sunday Burglaries With Arrests
Two burglaries were committed
pital at Lorainc.
neighbor bad seen a boy enter his .
The highway bill, up for consideration tomorrow, gives tht states more say-so in road construction and stops diversion of federal gasoline tax receipts to other than highway uses.
Tuesday the House will consider a bill providing federal aid for construction of chronic disease ho.spl-tals, diagnostic centers, nursing homes and rehabilitation center*. The excise tax bill would slash
day at 2 a.m. at the Johnson Hos- Abilene Sunday, both of which residence al>*)ut 6 <|).m. and then ■ excise or sales taxes by ap-
wcre solved by city i>olice in ad- leave. Det_ Warren Dodson anci proximately 912 million dollars • Mrs. Arellano was burned dition to another committed here Juvenile Officer J. Turney op xs» year. Taxes on 16 specific item*,
arrested the juvenile shortly aft-1
Thursday at tiie home of a son, on Feb. 25.
Ysabel Arellano. It is believed a 28-year . ____________ . . . _ _____
Mrs. Arellano was burned when nian was arnsted Sunday for the Side. .. . 1 „j | Sporting event and other admis
in a oariv morning burglary of the Wil- After his arrest the_ juvenile ad- taxe.s would be halved.
. i. .. . tiow ranging from 15 to 25 per
A 28-year-old North Side Negro erward at his home on the North 1
she attempted to .start a fire wood stove.
Born in December of 1895, Mrs. Arellano was a native of Mexico.
mitted burglarizing the residence at 873 LÌII11.S on Feb. 25, police re-
son Drug Store. 702 North Sixth St.
Sunday nignt a l3-year-old North
....... - Side juvenile was arrested shortly
She "had been a resident of Mitch-'after he had burglarized the Sher-ell County for 35 years. Her bus-; wood Ross residence at 873 Kirk- authorities^
The boy is in custody of the Ju-
The reductions w'ould take effect April 1 on movie theater and other admissions, telephone and telegraph bills, transportation tickets, jewelry, luggage, furs, wom-
band preceded her in 1944.
death in wood Dr.‘ The juvenile also told; Police also ordered a ^ft-year-old
: en’s handbags, cosmetics and otb-
iKilice he burglarized a residence North Side Negress to report back on Feb. 25. to them at 9 a.m. Monday for
DeBpsko, J. W. Poor rnd aauïe ' «"Ion, leaders,
Toriello charged Dulles had 1 take over in any American repub
twisted his statements before the conference and put Guatemala in an unfair position. He said in a statement his actual remarks were:
“The Guatemalan delegation will categorically oppose any resolution or declaration that under the pretext of communism violates the fundamental principles of democracy, advocates violation of the rights of man or strikes at the principle of non-intervention” in a state’s internal affairs.
Dulles is slated to argue for a U. S. proposal to meet the threat of Red infiltralion of the Americas before the conference’s Juridical - Political Committee tomorrow’.
Toriello rejected Dulles’ assertion that Guatemala’s stand on “intervention of international communism” will be tested when the
Police Chief Rules No More 'Accidents'
OMAHA fjpi — Police Chief Henry Bt'e.sen has decreed “no more tiaffic accidents in Omaha.”
He instructed George Winkler, director of communications to outlaw the word “accident” in reports on the police radio. Henceforth traffic mishaps will be call-•colllsions.’’
lie. In effect it would treat Communist infiltration as a foreign invasion.
The U. S. resolution requests a declaration of solidarity and, condemns the activities of the international Communist movement as “intervention in American af-fairs.” It calls for measures “to eradicate and prevent subversive activities” in the Americas.
There is no mention of Guatemala in the resolution but it is obviously aimed at the Central American country, which U. S. officials have described as a Soviet beachhead in Latin America.
The l>ody «ill lie in stale at La«-! P""'’»''.'''«, ’’T''.’',;,;''« rcnce Funeral Home until time for The w'ay to do that is
Oilfield Worker Injured in Crash
STAMFORD. March 7. (RNS)— Carl William Jackson, 40 - year -old oilfield roughneck from Shannon, suffered cuts and bruises Sunday morning when the car he was driving hit a culvert on U. S. Highway 277 three miles north ot Stamford.
After hitting the culvert the car overturned and caught fire. Jackson was rescued from the burning car by several passersby. He was unconscious when removed from the car.
Jackson had been traveling north on the highway.
He was taken to Stamford Hospital.
I should be aimed at providing more and he added, ay to Ü0 mat is to increase the personal income tax exemption.” He was interviewed on CBS’ “Man of the Week” program.
Hep. Eberharter (D-Pa) renewed his attack on the proposal to reduce taxes on stock dividends. Democrats have said they will put up a floor fight to kill that pro-
In a CBS radio interview ( The Leading Question”), Ebcrharter said:
“In the face of recession, you want to benefit one-sixth of one per cent of the population of this country, who own 80 per cent of all the corporate stock.”
Rep. Byrnes (R-Wis) disputed Eberharter’s arguments. He said the reduction of taxes on stock dividends was aimed principally at removing the “inequity” of multiple taxation on the dividends.
Eberharter and Byrnes are members of the Ways and Means Committee.
. . , J i. jit 871 I.ilius St on Feb. 25. to mem ai a a.m. munu«y Wiots Out Reductioiu
Antonia Ar7n*as and' Taken from the drug store about, questioning in connection . The excise tax bill wipes
I, nr ill 3^:^^ am. Sundav wei-e $9 in cash Sunday afternoon knife slabbing of ductions. previously set to
Mrs. I>elores ^ some toilet article.s. A nickel-; Luvlne Novle, 27. of 881 Hum St.; „«»xt month, totalling anoth
raine, and Mrs. Louisa De La C ' Qdeon in the drug store was torn also a Negress. The stabbing ^ie- dollars in taxes on liquc., Sweetwater; three sons, A. c -. ^ money taken, police tim w'as treated at Hendrick Me- automobiles. gasoline,
, Hoscoe; Canuto, Colorado City morial Hospital for a cut on the trucks and buses, beer and wine.
Wipts Out Reductions
out i'e-begln another bU-
JUST PUSH BUTTON
Prof Invents Machine to Solve Problems in Fundamental Logic
and Y’sabel Arellano of Loraine. Capt. W. B. McDonald and right arm, police said While Republicans cheered this
Services will be held at 7;.30 ¡»atrolman C. V. Strickland arrest-i Glen Sanford. 1918 Vogel Ave,, jnltial tax reduction move. Demo-a.m. Monday at the Catholic 47.year-old Negro about 101 reported Saturday night that his erat.s were prepared to fight for
Church in Ijoraine, Burial will be ^ Sunday. The arrest was made; car had been entered and the further cuts in excises, and to lain the Loraine Cemetery. Kiker block of Mesquite St., | glove compartment rifled while crease individual income tax ex-
and Son Funeral Home of Colo- 'the car was parked on the South ernptlons in the revision bill com-
rado City will be in charge of ar-, t'harges will probably be filed First St. parking lot. Reported i ¡ng to the floor next week rangements. against the Negro Monday in jus-; missing was a book of oil com-, Across the Capitol, meanwhile,
tice court, he said. pany courtesy checks, police said.; the Senate appeared headed for
Neighbor See* ' Margy Vick. 1218 Jefferson St.,, another week of dispute over the
Sherwood Ros.s, 873 Kirkwood, told police she lost her purse at bill to admit Hawaii to statehood.
Dr reported to police that a 1 the Fair Park playground Sunday, f The issue was adding Alaska to
• the Hawaiian statehood bill, and i found the Senate divided along I party lines. Democrats want .Ala»-ka admitted along with Hawaii.
Committees of both House and .Senate are at work on bills car-
I rying out President Eisenhower’*
I recommendations for low-income I housing, including construction of I 35,(XX) new public housing units • that the consolidation would large- year for the next four years.
Iv be a *pai>er savings.’ ” The House .Agriculture Commlt-
* Walter L. Fleming Jr.. Dallas opens hearings Wednesday on
County GOP chairman, declared administration’s program for
Veterans AdnTinistration office Into'the move would “leave the South ^ i«*
the Denver oitice. state and county without a single branch VA office. , supports
GOP leaders declared Sunday In addition to the Dallas-Denver ^»«c^tary of
uui a con.solidation. the Atlanta district .^«^ulture Benson will be the
Sneakiii«» on the Texas Republl- oflice was to be moved to Phila- witness,
posed merger has apparently been “In our investigations to substan- Uw. The
Slaton Pioneer Dies
SLATON, March 7 '.fC-Mrs. J.H. | Mc.Atee, 83. a pioneer resident of | Slaton, died today of a heart attack while visiting with a sister | at San Saba. The funeral will be ! held Tuesday at Slaton. Survivors | include 11 sons and daughters and i a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. j
Texas GOPs Apparently Block Move to Merge VA Offices
7 (4*1—A Mount Holyoke College philosophy professor has come up with a 'thinking machine.” And don’t get It mixed up with the mathematical type of mechanical “brains” — or computing machines.
. .Collisions ”
Explained the chief: An acci- his iiiachine can solve almost any
dent is “an unforeseen event that 1 prohl^em in a book on fundamental 1* no one’s fault,” but in his opin- symbolic logic.
SOUTH HADLEY. Mass., March , quently than mathematics, and
most of us, most of the time, use logic only primitively.”
Even though most people use arithmetic only once in a while, most of them could come up with a quick and fairly correct answer to the question. “What’s arithme-
some reasoulng, you see what the professor means.
Prof. Holmes says his machine does for logic what an adding ma-chine does for arithmetic.
This machine, which Prof. Holmes planned and built him-self, is about the size 01 an old-
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AHILE.NE AND VICINITY Partly
Cloudy »nd mild Monday Parily cloudy fand cfjolcr Monday night and Tuesday with aom* dust lUely TucMlay. temperature Monday near 70. low Monday night near 35, high Tuesday war W.
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy Monday and Tueaday; a little cooler In the north portion Tuesday.
WEST TEXAS; Partly cloudy Monday and Tueiday: a little cooler in the Panhandle and South Platne Tuesday.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Texas Republicans have sppsr-ently blocked at Iea.st for now * move to merge the Dallas dl.strict
Tuesday. N(ode winds on the coeot .
TK51PKKATI K1 >
lie?” the art of computation with 1‘f3j^j’ioned table-model radio. It's
kin “so-called traffic accidents oc-cur because some one is In the wrong through lack of caution, tourteiy or disregard for tbe law#”
And if you ask, “What’s that to me?” Prof. Holmes will answer:
“We need logic much more fre-
positlvc real numbers.)
complex hookup of electrical cur-
Sun A M.
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But how many can give a good : puits and switches: seven swTtches
offhand definition of logic? (The science of the formal principles ot reasoning.) Since virtuaUy every important thing we do involves
of five gangs, each with 12 «intacts plus 16 double-pole, double-
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S:;ftrre'<7'‘'?CrW « V.r^d th.t S',<» «.m-
.r”r riïïl of the Of .he ftve'S^ls.rlc, VA office., hand- work by the eod of ,hl.
neoiile to petition governmental de- ling of uisuranee claims in Dallas ^
--------xkTv*«. ri^ions and the Texas GOP's docu- Is more efficient and faster than In
pi uv^ ctoud V ^nd mild Monday »nd * ,nented appeals to the administra- any of the others.’ \/icit‘ ThtO
Tur-da> M^eraie to irehh Auuiheaster’y 1 “ He said It took 3‘w days to handle V Ibir I n0
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^*”'We asked no special favors for death claims in the Dallas office. Sun. PM^ Texas.” said Alvin Lane of Dallas. 18 or more days in the Denver state GOP chairman and national operation.
committeeman i ’Jhe *
"While we would not oppose ecoii- and irersonnel in a central omv and efficiency nor Interfere: is contrary to aU other decentraU-with sound administration, we zatlon moves by the adminlstra-questioned whether the proposed tion.” Fleming said, move of this office to Denver | l-ane addeu. ' we felt that the „./.1.10 1 KoHitf.. pxi>ense and in- : atlministration, lacking specific
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