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BIG BRASS--Brig. Gen. Maston S. Parham, deputy 30th infantry division commander, last night inspected ranks and equipment of the local National Guard unit. General Parham is shown inspecting equipment of Pfc. Arthur Lee Duncan. Capt. Carroll S. Suther, commanding officer of the local unit is shown tt left. (Staff photo by Bob Plyler). i . President Inks Pay Hike Bill WASHINGTON (UP) --President Eisenhower today signed into lau a bill giving the Post Office Department's 500,000 field workers an average 8 per cent increase in pay. The Boost, which will add 160 million dollars to the departments annual payroll, is retroactive to March 1. Under Uie terms of the new law, «ach postal worker will receive at least a 6 per cent pay boost. A reclassification feature in the measure will giv e the average worker an extra 2 per cent. The President's action ended a two-year struggle between Congress and the White House on th e question of postal pay raises. In signing the measure, he stated that the bill provides "a fair pay increase" to every employe and "represents the greatest step for our postal employes in more than a century." "The new law will bring about the elimination of inequities in the ipstal field service which for years have violated th e principle of equal pay for equal work and dscourage employes from seeking advancement," the President said in a statement. During the cours e of the congressional-Presidential controversy over postal pay, he twice successfully vetoed pay boost measures--a 5 per cent increase last year and an averge 8.8 per cent last month. The Senate and House this week rushed through the compromise 8 percent measure after the 8.8 pel- cent bill was killed. The president's action was a prelude to similar congressional action on legislation to provide a similar pay increase for a million other federal civil-service employes. The Senate already has passed a bill to give these workers a 10 per cent boost. Woman Wil! 0Head Prison RALEIGH (UP)--Mrs. Elizabeth McCubbin of Charlotte will take over July 15 as superintendent of the women's prison here, replacing Ivan D. Hinton. Prisons Director William F. Bailey said yesterday that employment of a woman superintendent h a s been under consideration by him and Highway Commission Chairman A. H. Graham for some time. Hinton, recently cleared of negligence by a Wake County coroner's jury in the death of inmate Eleanor Rush, will return to his old post as head of the Caledonia prison farm. The Negro prisoner died from a neck injury suffered While gagged and bound. Hinton served as superintendent at Caledonia from 1933 to 1953 and Bailey said that "experience will be a real value" in a planned expansion of the farm. He said the number of inmates at Caledonia f ill be increased from 250 to 450. Henry M. King, now superintendent of Caledonia, will become head of the Nash County prison camp, replacing J. D. Meadows, who will take over as superintendent of the Ivy Bluff camp. Bailey said several persons were considered before the selection of Mrs. McCubbin. She is a former executive secretary of the Charlotte Travelers Aid Society and has been executive director of the Family and Children's Service in Charlotte since 1951. She will receive an annual salary of $5,800. WEATHER -- Considerable cloudiness and cool today. Saturday considerable cloudiness and cool with showers spreading eastward over the state. Local ternlectures: HJSb *$. Iftw 57. __ SPAPFRI NO. 20 WORTH $200 -- Bonanzagram No. 20, which will be published Saturday, will be worth a round S200 because all previous puzzles in the series have stumped everybody Down In Iredell. Here is tbe correct solution to No. 19: GOT THE GOODS. TIP RIGHT.ABOUT TWO- FORTY, FLj=£HY MAN WITH STOO^ CAME. FROM BEHIND DOOR, CERTAIN I SAW HI* PRY SLAT. OVER WINDOW IN REAR WITH BLADE TAKEN FROM _ . TpOK SEVERAL SMAUL PACKAGES, SHIPPED IN BOOTH AND MADE PHON^ PLANS TO MEET JS.ELLERS AT DESERTED WAREHOUSE .N.EAR TRACKS. WILL NOW FOLUJW BUT STAY Our WHERE YOU CAN FHDO ME. is BALD wo ,NER\/PUS cuY. CANT BE TOO .CAREFUL . sRlNG ALONG. S.OME HELP. HEROI C S NOT MY MEAT. FOLLOW PRONTO. And here is how the Inspector arrived at the answer: GOT THE GOODS. The opening words give immediate assurance that this is no wild goose chase. GOT THE HOODS, (i.e. hoodlum's) TIP does not fit because the story clues stated that the tip came to police headquarters. TIP RIGHT underline the fact that the anonymous caller gave correct information. ABOUT TWO-FORTY, FLESHY MAN WITH STOOL CAME. TWO-FORTY could refer to the time, shortly after the game had begun; or since the phrasing is ABOUT TWO-FORTY and not AT TWO-FORTY, it could be an elliptic reference to the weight of the man. It does suggest that FLESHY is better than FLASHY here. STOOP is ruled out because the STOOL will be seen to have a definite purpose in what happens later. FROM BEHIND DOOR, CERTAIN I SAW HIM -- a dressing room in a new stadium would probably not have a DOOR CURTAIN, and in any case it would not serve as a good hiding place. The use of CERTAIN becomes evident with the reference to REAR WALL, a few words later. It is put in to stress the fact that, even though the man was as far away as the REAR WALL, the detective is CERTAIN of what he saw him do -- that is, PRY SLAT OVER WINDOW. TRY would indicate a lack of intimate knowledge of the hiding place. And SLAT is better than SLAB or any other combination here. The reason for the STOOL now becomes apparent, it is needed so the man can climb up on it to PRY SLAT OVER WINDOW. REAR WALL is more logical than REAR HALL- a HALL would not ordinarily have a WINDOW. WITH BLADE TAKEN FROM POCKET. POCKET is better than LOCKER; from a practical standpoint it would be easier to bring along a blade than to venture keeping one in a LOCKER. POCKET BOOK is an illogical phrasing here; moreover, POCKETBOOK is one word. TOOK SEVERAL SMALL PACKAGES, SLIPPED IN BOOTH. TOOK is obvious, since BOOK is ruled out. Considering that the man is FLESHY, SLIPPED is preferable fo SKIPPED in describing his action. He did not hide the package IN BOOTS for it becomes evident that he made a telephone call, and it is probably that, while he is IN BOOTH, the detective is scribbling his message. MADE PHONE PLANS is obviously better than j-'HUMV PLANS TO MEET SELLERS 1$ more informative than the slangy FELLERS or any other word here, AT DESERTED WAREHOUSE NEAR TRACKS is the most specific in- the detective can giv* InecUM... about the meeting place. WAREHOUSE would be a more logical rendezvous for this illicit meeting than FARMHOUSE, even if the stadium was on the outskirts of the city, and a big enough place to have a Deputy Inspector and a new stadium would undoubtedly have a WAREHOUSE. NEAR TRACKS is better than the superfluous comment FEAR TRICKS, or any other combination here. WILL NOW FOLLOW is right. WILL NOT FOLLOW would belie the fact that the detective is gone and has not even waited for the rendezvous with his chief. BUT STAY OUT WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME. STAY OUT (of the WAREHOUSE) is more meaningful than STAY PUT. WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME follows logically. The detective is writing in a great hurry, so he omits the pronoun HE and goes on IS BALD AND NERVOUS GUY. BALD is a more useful descriptive adjective than. BOLD would be. Also, the story elites indicated that the game in progress was baseball, which would mean that the weather was warm enough for the man to be haitless. NERVOUS fits the situation better than SERIOUS. The detective has been watching this man FROM BEHIND DOOR and could spot him as NERVOUS but hardly as SERIOUS. GUY is of course better than GUN. CAN'T BE TOO CAREFUL is logical. HARMFUL would contradict what has gone before. BRING ALONG SOME HELP is more apt than BEING ALONE, COME HELP. The Inspector knows that his man is alone on the job and would not need to be told. The Inspector's skepticism was mentioned in the story clues, and accounts for the detective's caution to BRING ALONG SOME HELP. The message ends HEROICS NOT MY MEAT. FOLLOW PRONTO. HEROIN'S NOT MY MEAT would belie the facts; the writer is a member of the Narcotic Squad and HEROIN would be a routine matter with him. And in spite of the fact that the writter is connected will the police, MEAT, meaning something one especially enjoys, is better phrasing than BEAT, meaning an habitual path. The signature is not GREG. It stems from the Deputy Inspector's name, Blacis, and is therefore GREY. FACES ON FILM--Many Down In Iredell will recognize the former Phyllis Marie Sherrill. who used to live in Troutman, as one of the Annapolis brides on the newsreel film now being shown at State theater. Miss Sherrill, daughter of Mrs. Oscar F. Kalburn and the late James F. Sherrill, of Troutman, was married to Ensign Myles Edwin Fladager, of South St. Paul, Minn., at Annapolis, Md., Friday, June 3. The State film shows Mrs. Fladager and her navy husband emerging from the chapel. STATESVILLE SHOTS . . . Carlo and Susie JENSIN and Leroy PLYLER feasting on chocolate cake . . . Garv LLOYD lookking f o r h i s daddy . . . . Mrs. Tom SETSER submitting another bonanzagram ... "Slick" BOLICK and H. H. YOUNT conversing in front of motor court . . . . Nita HINES visiting her mother in hospital. RETURNS HOME Mrs. Lowell F. Lyles has returned to her home on East Broad street extension after undergoing a major operation at Ii edell Mem- ·rial hospital Published in fffi« MM* of th« Dairying and Industrial Region of PitdmoHt Norifi CaroffM STATESVILLE RECORD LANDMARK VOL. 81 STATESVILLE, N. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1955 NO. 138 DIXON-YATES CASH DENIED Test Farm Sale Simplified GM CLOSES AUTO PLANTS Wildcat Strikes Bring Shutdown At 20 Factories DETROIT (UP)--General Motors Corp. today closed down 20 plants in various parts of the country because wildcat strikes had thrown parts supplies at manufacturing operations out of balance. The company said it was forced to take the action, despite the fact that most of the wildcat strikes have ended, because there were temporary shortages of parts in some manufacturing plants. A spokesman said the plants, employing 59,260 union members, are expected back in operation by Monday. But a strike may begin on that day. Contract talks between GM and the CIO United Auto Workers appeared headed into the same kind of a stretch drive that produced the union's first guaranteed wage pact with Ford earlier this week. CIO President Walter Reuther recalled that the Ford talks went to the limit before an agreement was reached guaranteeing Ford workers between 60 and 65 per cent of their normal take-home pay during 26 weeks of layoff. "We're prepared to go to the limit with General Motors too," Reuther said. "Where there's life there's hope and there's a lot of life here." Reuther voiced his optimistic outlook after a long bargaining session that broke up shortly before midnight. The UAW scheduled morning meetings to take up "local issues" today before meeting company negotiators in a formal session at 2 p.m. EDT. The 385,000 GM workers will be free to go on strike at midnight Sunday if no agreement is reached by then. The pace of the GM-UAW talks quickened considerably Thursday and indicated that the company, which has been studying Ford's jobless pay plan, had handed a new offer to the union. John Livingston, UAW vice president and director of the union's GM department, said he believed the wildcat strikes which hav e hit General Motors' production this week had been brought under control at last. He reported late Thursday only the Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac plant in South Gate, Calif., was not operating and said it \\as expected to be back in operation today. Greyhound Asks Route Suspension RALEIGH (UP)--The State Utilities Commission today considered a formal request from strikebound Atlantic Greyhound Corp. for permission to suspend operations on its North Carolina intrastate routes. The company told the commission yesterday that it has been unable to provide service on the routes since its dxivers went on strike April 6 and that it does not know when it will be able to resume operations. Atlantic Greyhound asked for permission to suspend operations for six months or "until such earlier time as your petitioner is able to resume the operation of motor buses." When the strike began in April, the commission granted permission to other North Carolina bus firms to serve Greyhound's intrastate routes for the duration of t h e strike. FAMED PROFILE--This three- cent stamp will be issued June 21 to commemorate the discovery 150 years ago of New Hampshire's famed landmark, "The Old Man of the Mountain." Stamp shows the profile view of the landmark, with the state's name and motto. It goes on sale at Franconia, N. H. Boys Prepare For Camping Twenty-seven Iredell county boys 1 age 9-13, received physical examinations this morning at Iredell County Welfare department in pre. paration for a week's camping at Statesville Lions club's Fresh Air camp on Lake Lookout. Dr. L. M- Little, county physician performed the examinations and reported that all boys met phycical requirements. The boys will leave Statesville Monday morning at 9 o'clock and return a week from tomorrow some time before noon. Similar groups are scheduled to attend the camp the following three weeks. Brent Yount, welfare superintendent, said this morning that only 48 applications have been received by his office and that camp provisions call for a total of 30 boys each session. This would permit acceptance of an additional 72 applications, he said. Those wishing to apply for camp attendance should do so as soon as possible with Iredell County Welfare department, Yount said. He added that the camp is for those who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in a camping program. Boys included in next week's camp are as follows: Ronald Adams, John Ardis, Gary Baggerley, Richard Bennett, Jimmy Cassidy, Johnny Cassidy, Walter Davidson, Robert Day, Don Gary Dishman, Homer Dishman, Denny Hall, Ronnie Hartline, Johnny Kimmons, Layton Ladd, Jr., Richard Lowrance, Davy Meadows, Garland Meadows, James Mitchum, Leroy Robbins, Larry Salmons, Billy Sells, Danny Sells, Beenie Ray Southers, Allen Weatherman, Tony Woodward, Ernest Beach and Richard Adams. Cope Hatteras Top Tourist Attraction NAGS HEAD (UP)--Figures released by Supt. Allyn Hanks indicate that Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area was top tourist attraction during May. Figures showed that 43,379 persons in 13,128 vehicles entered the area during the month. Hanks said that did not include local travel or persons living in the area. He also said it did not include those who entered the area from the south on the Ocracoke Island mail boat. Commissioners To Supervise Negotiations RALEIGH (UP) -- Gov. Luther H. Hodges today appointed a three member commission to negotiate sale of the old Piedmont test farm near Statesville as directed by the 1955 Legislature. Appointed were State Sen. J.C. Eagles Jr. of Wilson, Will Webb Sr. of Statesville, and Charles Phillips of Thomasville. The commission is to investigate possible purchasers and negotiate with them for purchase of all or any part of the land. Proceeds of the sale will be used first to repaj a loan made from the general fund to the agriculture fund in 1953. Any remaining amount would go into 'the agriculture fund. This move is designed to facilitate the sade of test farm property. Heretofore, negotiations for the purchase of any part of the farm has been an involved affair, with all agreements having to be ratified by both the department of agriculture and the council of state First tract to be sold off was the Carnation milk plant site. Then a few years later Empire Manufacturing corporation decided it wanted to build a new plant in Statesville and negotiated the purchase of another tract from the test farm. And then came Technical Furmtre, Inc.. which purchased still another tract for its new plant. As a result of this developing demand for industrial sites along the Alexander railroad, the department of agriculture decided to sell the entire experiment station farm and move operations to a site just inside the Rowan county lines. To that end, the 1955 Legislature authorized the appointment of the three-man commission, which will be charged with disposing of the property. Crews Battle Toward Ship AMSTERDAM, Holland (UP) -Salvage crews battled heavy seas today to board the smoldering hulk of a Swedish tanker adrift in the North Sea to search for the bodies of 18 missing crewmen. One crewman aboard the 10,788- ton Johannishus was known dead. His body was recovered from the sea. Twenty . three others were picked up despite blazing oil that threatened to engulf the rescue craft. The Johannishus caught fire after a collision with the 7,256-ton Greek tanker Buccaneer early yesterday. Both ships were fully loaded, and tons of blazing oil spewed into the sea. Six men climbed onto the hot plates yesterday but the heat and smoke forced them off before they could determine if the gutted interior held the bodies of any of the missing crewmen. Church Of God Revival Planned Marcus Sizemore, evangelist of Louisville, Ky., will conduct revival services at tih Church of God, corner Fifth street and Durham avenue, next week. The services start Sunday night, June 12, and will continue through the week, with preaching each evening at 7:30. President Is Dealt Rebuff By House; TVA Gets Money WASHINGTON (UP)--The House Appropriations Committee today denied President Eisenhower's request for 6 x /2 million dollars for the Dixon-Yates project. It allotted the money instead to a new power plant for the Tennessee Authority. It dealt this sharp rebuff to the President's controversial private power proposal in recommending to the House $1,282,216,242 money bill to finance federal power, flood control, and rivers and harbors propects, plus the Atomic Energy Commission, in the 12 months starting July 1. AEC was hard hit by cuts in the Chou Unwilling To Cease Fire DJAKARTA, Indonesia (UP)-Communist China is not willing to negotiate a Formosan "cease fire" agreement with the United States, Red Chinese Premier Chou En-lai was quoted as saying in the Indonesian press today. "Since there is no war between China and the United States the question of a cease fire does not arise," Chou said. "Still less can it be used as a prerequisite for the negotiation." Chou made his statement in an interview on June 2 when he talked to newsmen who accompanied Indonesian Premier Ali Sastroamid- jojo on his recent trip to Peiping. The interview was published today both in Indonesia and Red China. Peiping's New China news agency also broadcast the interview. It contained the familiar Communist propaganda assertions. Chou was asked if China would accept a cease fire in Formosa in order to speed negotiations on Formosa between the Peiping regime and the United States. "Taiwan (Formosa) is China's territory," Chou said. "The liberation of Taiwan by the Chinese people is a question of China's internal affairs. The occupation of Taiwan by the United States has created tension in the Taiwan area. That is an international question between China and the United States. These two questions should not be confused one with the other. "In line with its consistent stand for peaceful settlement of international disputes, China has on its part clearly indicated that the Chinese government is willing to sit down and negotiate with the U S government in order to ease and eliminate tension in the Tai- Wa area. "China welcomes the rendering of good offices by countries which are concerned about the situation in this area, especially those countries friendly to China, to facilitate the realization of this negotiation." This was an obvious reference to the recent efforts by India to bring the United States and Red China together for a peaceful solution to the Formosa uestion. Chou emphasized that the Formosa question was " p u r e l y a matter of internal affairs" for China. He warned that if "there should be participation and intervention by foreign armed forces, international conflict would result --and that is precisely what we have always opposed." LEAVES HOSPITAL Miss Peggy Swicegood, who has been a patient at Baptist hospital, Winston-Salem, has returned to her home on Statesville, route 1. Her condition is reported as satisfactory. bill. The total was $506,948,758 less than the President requested, a cut of about 28 per cent. This was the sharpest reduction applied so far this year by the group against any presidential money request. One of the deepest cuts was made in AEC operating funds. The committee allowed 618 million dollars for making A-bombs and H- bombs and other activities, a cut of 427 million below request. The committee noted that with unspent funds still available, the AEC wiU have on hand for the year a total of $1,358,847,000 compared to the $1,525,251,000 contemplated in the President's budget. The lawmakers felt "economies can be effected" to make up the cut. The bill, loaded with controversy, comes up in the House next week, probably Wednesday. Republicans promised a fight on two main provisions: Elimination of the Dixon- Yates funds and an extra allotment for the Southwestern Power Administration. The committee action on Dixon- Yates was hailed by TVA supporters as a grievous and possibly fatal blow to the plan to build a prviate power plant at West Memphis, Ark.,.to replenish TVA power supplies. The committee took no direct stand on Dixon-Yates. However, it said the project is in litigation with "no indication it will be settled soon." So it eliminated 6'/^ million the President had asked to build a power line across the Mississpipi to tie TVA into lines from the Dixon-Yates plant. Then it applied this sum to start construction on a long-stalled TVA Steam Plant at Fulton, Tenn., which is expected to cost 90 million. It said "TVA should proceed at once with the two units at the Fulton site to meet the impending (power) shortage of power by 1958. Such capacity must be started immediately to be available when needed and there should be no further delay . . " Committee Slashes Funds For Harbors WASHINGTON (UP)--The House Appropriations Committee today voted a 9.6 per cent cut in funds requested by President Eisenhower for rivers and harbors work the Army Engineers. It sent to the House floor a bill carrying $457,967,800 for that purpose in the fiscal year beginning July 1. This was $15,603,700 more than the Republican Congress provided last year, but. $48,707,200 less than the President requested for next year. The funds approved by the committee included one million dollars to launch a study of hurricane damage on the Atlantic Coast to determine means of preventing damage and loss of lives. Congress has authorized the study. New Employes Expected To Boost State Income Sales RALEIGH (UP) -- The state is hiring a group of men expected to be worth 10 times their salaries in tax collections, and preparing special tramjng courses for both veteran and newcomers to the Revenue Department staff. Both are initial steps in a program to boost tax collections 3Vfc million dollars a year by reaching each citizen who fails to pay what the law requires, Revenue Eugene Shaw said today, A substantial number of the 50 new deputy collectors authorized by the 1955 General Assembly will Slated to become specialists in collecting unpaid personal income or sales taxes, they will begin mi- mediate study of workings of those two divisions in the state office here. Some 250 field auditors and deputy collectors already in the department will take an extensive "refresher" course covering all tax schedules at Chapel Hill about mid-July. Also designed to lighten compliance, Shaw said the course will stress new changes in the revenue act, regulations now being drawn by the department, and interprc- begin work about July 1, Shawl tations of tax laws by the attorneyj said today. |*» Intensive courses in the special fields of sales tax law and personal income tax law will be offered in late July or early August for the department's 50 new deputy collectors Shaw said. The new deputies "are going to be advised" during indoctrination, Shaw said, "regarding the estimated increase in collections in sales and individual income taxes we expect to result fioin their work." Shaw told llov. Luther H. Hodges and the recent Legislature his department estimated the additional personnel would boost state income $7,000,000 in the biennium by tight- ployes should produce "additional taxes at about $10 for each dollar spent," he estimated. The state has been discovering about 85,000 citizens a year who should have filed personal income tax returns but did not, Shaw said, since installing IBM eqipment to match reports f r o m employers against returns received. The electronic equipment cannot check on the self-employed, how ever, and the slate has made new plans to discover delinquent businessmen, merchants, professional people and farmers. Shaw plans to put an auditing staff in the federal leveout attic* i boro the "year around to examine federal returns filed by the self employed." The sales tax division needs personnel just as badly, Shaw said. The state now has 70,000 registered merchants and sales tax collections totaled about 58 million dollars this year. · '·The number of merchants registered has doubled, collections have trebled but prsonnel has been increased only 25 per cent," from the time the sales tax law was enacted until this year, Shaw said. Six new auditors will form a special staff to check Hf an »- 'SPAPERJ

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