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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1962, Abilene, Texas gfoflero "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron YEAR, NO. 348 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 31, 1962 'PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Anociuttd Pnn Train Accident Kills 62 in Italy Freight Runs AT IMPACT Workmen are running founda- tion and pouring dirt fill at Impact, for what is be- lieved to be another liquor store, on property leased by Hartman Hooser, Big Spring attorney. The con- struction crews cleared several vacant houses off five TOP AUTHORITY DISCLOSES Medicare 'Dead By NED CURRAN Reporter-News Capital Bureau WASHINGTON Medicare dead. Unless the situation changes and the present drift is reversed, President Kennedy's plan to fi- nance medical care for the aged with Social Security taxes will not see the light of day in this session of Congress, it has been learned exclusively on top authority. That is to say, chances are all but nil. for the House Ways and Means Committee to release the bill it has kept imprisoned since last summer. Nothing short of a political mir- acle is going to move the measure even into a position where the full have a crack at it. of the more intriguing facets' of the highly significant issue is thai the Kennedy Admin- istration may he just as happy, or perhaps more happy, over t h e prospect of defeat than it might be with victory. Sources in a position to know- say that the administration wants a campaign issue and what could be more politically valuable than such a noble venture thwarted by the forces of darkness in Con- gress Kennedy would like to be rid of? For this reason, the Adiminstra- tion is reliably reported to be will- ing to sit tight and let the bill go by the boards, disinclined to is make any effort at compromise or negotiation to get it passed. There was talk a month ago that the Ways and Means Com- mittee ice around the bill mighl just thaw if the Administration was willing to negotiate a f e Getting Ready to Relax on Vacation? let us save Snuffy for you in our VacaHon-Pak Keep up with tbe antics o; Snuffy and with everything else that happens while you'ie away. Let us send your papers to you or save thero in our Vacation-Pok. There's no, ex- tra charge for cither service. Simply call OR UP FOR 3RD STAR Westover Named TAC's No. 2 Man Maj. Gen. Charles B. Westover, the first commander of the 81911 Air Division at Dyess AFB, ha: been nominated for lieutenant gen era! and reassigned from his Pen tagon post to vice commander of the Tactical Air Command, Lang- ley AFB, Va. The Associated Press said Thursday it has no information as lo when Gen. Wcslover's nomina- tion will go before Ihe U. S. Sen- ate for confirmation. The 819lh Air Division was ac- tivaled al Dyess in February of 1956 wilh Gen. Weslover as com- mander. He was transferred in 1957 to Strategic Air Command Headquarters al Offutl AFB, Neb. as director of plans. He later be- came commander of the 7lh Air Division in England before being transferred to Ihe Pentagon. He is the son of Ihe lale Maj. Gen. Oscar Weslover, for whom Weslover AFB, Mass., w a s named. His father Was killed in an dir crash. Gen. Weslover, 4G, was born July 10, 1915, al Fort Gibbon, Alaska. He svns graduated !n 1934 from the U. S. Military Academy lit West Point, N, Y. During World War II he spent 34 months in the European Theater afler complet- in? a suecial assionmcnt I" and China. He commanded the 98th Bomb Wing during the Ko- rean War. He and his wife, the former Alice Frink of Greensboro, N. C., have three children. NEWS INDEX SECTION A nv.'-l fewi Tour Htalth SICTION I WMMtn'1 MWI Amutominti I 10 11 It 17 fv 17 ..17 lots fronting on Birchwood St. between Victoria and Clinton sts. Impact Mayor Dallas Perkins said Thurs- day that "to his knowledge, Hooser has not made a liquor permit application." (Staff Photo) New Liquor Store Begun Al Impact Construction has started on a store, assumed to be a liquor store, at Impact on property leased by Hartman Hooser, Big Spring attorney, Impact Mayor Dallas Perkins said Thursday. Perkins could not definitely es- tablish that it was a liquor store but added, "I think everyone knows what he's building." Last week, construction crews cleared several vacant houses off five lols fronting Birchwood St. between Victoria and Clinton Sts. Mayor Perkins said- Thursday that "to his knowledge, Hooser has not made a liquor permit applica- tion." Earlier, he had said lhal he assumes a liquor store will be built on the commercially zoned area, "but they haven't been around to ask for a permit." Hooser has exercised an option on two tracts of land owned by John Toombs of Abilene and has leased three other lots from Per- kins. Hooser lias told the Report- er-News that he does not know "what I will do with the lots." Cily Secretary Mrs. Nancy Per-