st T@xans Pay Tribute to Estes ', Tex. This East fe*as industrial ceh- t"f joins with leaders from over the state today in tribute 16 the late C?H ?-.. R^tes. ptib'ishor of the Longview News and Journal. Ceremonies were set on the parking lot of the News and .journal Building to dedicate a historical marker to Estes, a native of Tennessee who grew tin ifj Corn' 1 ' 1 ~"'c° l*i TI "n f n<y'ni«'. The market-, first in the Outstanding Texas Newsoaner Publishers Series, was installed at (he entrance to the newspaoer building, placed by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, the Texas Historical Foundation, and the Gregg County Historical Survey Committee. Joining with the historical organizations in the sponsorship and dedication of the marker were the Texas Daily Newspaper Association and the Texas Press Association. Inscribed on the marker were these words: "Noted Texas Leader, Developer. Conservationist — Car! L. Estes - 189fi-l9fi7. "One of America's giants o( journalism, newsboy, reporter, advertising manager, foreign correspondent, editor - pub'ish- er. Born in New Market, Tenn., came to Texas in youth. Founded Commerce 'East Texan, 1 1919. Worked for Dcnison 'Herald' and Tyler 'Courier • Times' Eight Injured ANAHUAC, Tex. (AP) Eight persons were injured Thursday in an 18-vehide pileup on the Interstate 10 bridge at the Trinity River during a heavy fog. The pileup effected only eastbound traffic on the Houston-Beaumont freeway. MEMPHIS, Ten. (AP) Three Texas girls are among the 20 finalists in the 1968 Maid of Cotton contest. They are Vickie Esty of Lubbock, Seree Scott of Odessa, and Kristen Holmberg of El Paso. Use the Classified Ads BUCK^S CHRfSTMWS CAPffi ship tarn* ta far before his 1934" founding of 'f ex-"s Oil .Journal' and hufchase of T.on<»vicw 'Daily flews' and Longview 'Morning Journal.' Creeled this building. IflSS. Published annual special editions of j 314 to fi24 page*. Estes soon became the fnosl powerful Voice in East Texas. "Dvnami'" rofcpfnl. ohilan- fhronic — firm but fair — he devoted his keen abilities and showman'? talents to conserving for human betterment the vast wealth of the East Texas Oil Field (largest in the world whctl | it was discovered in (he iOSO'sl. He fought 'hot oil* runners who i-irl-riH f'll'irf nf phfi"n "t'Cnl H"1(3 for sake of immediate profits.! Me promolnrl highway and air i travel facilities, expanded educational and medical resources, and land and water conservation. "His work attracted into East Texas manufacturers whose payrolls and investments t-miired in the economy of (he area hundreds of millions of dollars. "He was inbrnatiotiallv known and respected. Fought in World Wars t and II. Married Margaret McLeod. "^"l,Ftand'"i« Texas Newsnancr j Publishers Scries, 1967. No. 1.", Fred Erisman, Longview attorney, served as master of ceremonies for the dedication ceremonies. Speakers slated to talk included L. D. Webster. Lone Star Steel Co., Dallas; Aubrey McAlister of Bonham. past presi-' dent of the Texas Press Association; John Ben Sheopcrd of Odessa, past president of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, and F. Lee Lawrence of Tyler, president of the Texas Historical Foundation. Esles' widow was to assist Lawrence in unveiling the marker. She was with the late publisher when he died unexpectedly of a heart attack on May 29, 1967, while the couple -was in La Jolla, Calif. Friends of Estes from throughout the Southwest representing nearly every type of endeavor in the state were invited to the dedication ceremonies. WELL, THAT'S WHAt 1 A BUCKY'S CHRISTMAS CAPER THIS MUST BE INHABITED BY WCK? 1 WAS WHAT' £HRisfMA5 ...WHO ARE 1 AIN'T SEEN NOfHlNQ YQU ABE / IN 1 AlN't WAtT.' WE'RE LOST*.. WHAT THIS PLACE tfl BE STUCK 6N €##/$? MAS Early Discharges To Trim Spending SAVINGS AND LOANS OPEN A SAVINGS ACCOUNT AND EARN A GENEROUS DIVIDEND-PAID QUARTERLY Each account insured up to $15,000 , LOANS , PERSONAL LOANS TO BUY, BUILD OR REMODEL SOUTHERN SAVINGS & LOAN Brownwoocf ASSOCIATION Camanchf SS Assured of Approval • Conferees Reach Final Agreement • SHOP AT HANDY'S By JOE HALL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A Social Security bill containing the biggest cash benefit and tax increases in history—but still falling far short of administration proposals—appears assured of congressional approval. Senate-House conferees reached final agreement on the bill Thursday night after a marathon session. Sponsors, expressed confidence Congress will send it to President Johnson next week. Major provisions of the bill would: —Increase basic benefits for the 24 million Americans now on the rolls by at least 13 per cent with a 25 per cent hike for those at the bottom of the scale. The minimum monthly payment would go from $44 to $55. The boosts would be in checks dis- Iributed next month. —Raise the taxable base from $6,600 to $7,800 next year so that the maximum tax for a worker and his employer, now $290.40, would jump to $343.20 in 1968. —Limit federal grants for the medicaid program of aiding indigent persons with their health costs in a move to check the steadily rising cost of this assistance. —Write tight new restrictions and work requirements into the welfare program of Aid to Families with Dependent Children in an effort to get the recipients off relief and into jobs. The final version of the legislation is far closer to the bill passed by the House than to Johnson's recommendations or the Senate version. Many of its welfare provisions reflect increasing congressional concern over soaring costs of relief programs. The billwould boost Social Security benefits S3-.6 billion in 1969, the first full year of operation, compared with $7.1 billion under the Senate measure and $3.4 billion under the House version. Taxes would be increased in 1.969 by,$1.5 billion over what SHOP AT HANDY'S SHOP AT HANDY'S DEC. 8-9 LIQUOR STORES 714 W. Commerce Brown wood, Texas BUDWEISER BEER N.R. BOT. 1 00 6-PK, HOT - COLD Old Grandad 86 PR. ST, EARLY TIMES 86 PR, ST 3 78 5TH JAMES. E. PEPPER Guckenheimer so PR, ST. jS|Ml|s|Np'5*!ptT^^Jf,;^^ '"'" J '' ''" ' *"' '''' ''''-*"''"- '"'" ' ' ' '•' ' '' present law would yield. But there still would be a $4.7 billion revenue-to-outgo surplus that year. Johnson asked for a 15 per cent general increase in benefits and a $70 minimum. The Senate accepted this. But the final increases included in the bill were much closer to the 12'/2 per cent hike and $50 minimum voted by the House. The conferees swept aside or scaled down dozens of liberalizing amendments put into the bill in the Senate. Among them were: —Permission for men and women to retire at age 60 with j actuarially reduced benefits. WASHINGTON (AP) - the Navy, which is tying up 49 ships to ffee key met) for Vietnam war duty, will discharge more than 30,000 enlisted ittefl a month of two early, sources fe- port. The move, which reportedly] will save about $18 million, Sp-j patently is part of a Defefise Department drive to cut spending where possible in a bid to avoid a big supplemental money j request to Congress. ! The new development came to I light Thursday, shortly after the) Navy acknowledged 6,200 expe-' fiehced petty officers and other enlisted men, chiefly from At-' lahtic and Pacific fleet ships, will be used for war duly. The manpower cut will be made up within a year, it said. As the Navy explained it, the 3.700 petty officers and 2,500 other enlisted men will be sent to "meet additional personnel! requirements in Southeast j Asia," to staff the battleship j New Jersey—now being pre-1 pared for Vietnam war duty—! and to man the new destroyer, tejider Puget Sound. As a result, 49 ships will be either laid up, placed on skeleton crew "caretaker status" which immobilize theffl, 6f bs Hffi' ited ifi theif movements be'causl of ufldefslfefcglfi crews. the Navy claimed In afi bffl* cial statement that "the capa* bility of the Atlantic ahd PaclFi5 fleets to fheet their current op* efation requirements in th§ Caf-> jbbeah, Mediterranean add the Paf feast wilt not be adversely affected by this shift of pefsofi* hel." But there were indications the Navy was unhappy about thfi lying up of the vessels. Nothing was said about money savings but the immobilization of the ships Is bound to reduce spend* ing. Navy sources said rriore ships than usual are docked in Allan"* tic! fleet ports. This has been de* scribed officially as due to the Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday season. It also would re* suit in millions of dollars in savings on fuel. Of the ships affected, 38 are to the Atlantic fleet, which has res* ponsibilities in the sensitive area around Communist Cuba and which provides vessels fof the U.S. Sixth Fleet steaming in the Mediterranean near the vol* atile Middle East. Now they must wait to age 62, except for widows who can get payments at 60. —Allowance for retired persons to earn up to $2,400 a year without losing any benefits. The present limit is $1,500. The conferees adopted the proposed House figure of $1,680. —Disabled children's benefits up to age 22. Present law, which is retained, cuts these off at age 38. —Special $50-a-month payments for persons 72 and over who lack sufficient coverage to get full Social Security. They now get $35. 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