The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 23, 1954 · Page 1
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•*& ooss SEB7IOB A . '« 'r Cloudy And Warmer BAYSHOKE WEATHER — Considerable cloudiness and wamrer. A few showers Sunday. Low expected Saturday night, 45. Moderate easterly winds, becoming fresh southeast and south Sunday. THE 5UNr n GIVES FULL COVERAGE OP HOMETOWN NEWS WITH SPECIAL TREATMENT TO- STATE, NATIONAL-AND LOCAL NEWS VOL. 34, NO. 199 BAYTOWN, TEXAS Saturday, January 23, 1954 TODAY'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHONE: 8302. Fiv* Ctrrti P«r Copy; Foe Predicts Defeat In Senate- Big Debate Opens On Bricker Amendment WASHINGTON, Jan. ,23-UP— A leading, foe of 'the controversial amendment to limit presidential treaty powers Saturday: predicted Senate-defeat for .the measure as the "great debate" got off .to a head start. Chairman Alexander Wiley (R- Wis.) of'the Senate Foreign Relations . committee said flatly "the Bricker Amendment, in its present form.' will not become law." "I know we can- beat it," he said. Wiley and Sen. John W. Bricker, % (R-Ohio), chief sponsor of the proposed amendment, opened up what* promises to be one of the stormiest constitutional debates inVrecent years m Senate speeches Friday. The amendment comes UD formally for Senate consideration Tuesday. President Eisenhower is firmly opposed to the amendment as it is now drafted. The proposal must muster a two-thirds vote in" both houses of Congress and be ratified by three-fourths, of the states.'.before it will become part of the con- i stitution. Wiley charged that adoption of the amendment would "be one of the most dangerous acts of our .generation." Bricker accused the President of using 'extra-legal'^ efforts: to persuade Congress to kill, the proposal. The White House declined to comment on that charge or to an earlier one circulated in a letter from Bricker to all. senators stating that; Mr; Eisehower was "misinformed" about the amendment's effects. Other congressional developments: MCCARTHY Chairman Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.) said he will make a new attempt Monday to woo back the three ..Democratic members who left his Senate Permanent Investigating subcommittee last year. -The Democrats quit the subcommittee in a dispute with: McCarthy, over control of the group's staff. DEFENSE POLICY A group of Democratic Senators challenged the administration's new look defense policy;of "massive retaliation" :jn the event of further Communist aggression.- Sen. Albert Gore (D-Tenn.) said the policy, laid down by Secretary of State Dulles could lead'to World-War III. TAXES Rop. Herman P. Eberharter (D- Pa.) accused his Republican, col- leagues on the tax-writing HOUM Ways & Means committee of favoring businessmen in the general tax revision legislation the grouj is writing. LABOR The Senate Labor committee !• tied up in a political row over approval of a new appointee to th« National Labor Relations Board even before taking up amendment* of the Talt-Hartley labor law, th« issue that has long split the group on party .lines. MYSTERY CLOAKS MODEL'S DEATH—Identified as Sirs. Lorraine Brown, 30 (inset), attractive, blond Hollywood fashion model, the. robe-clad body of a woman is discovered in. the wreckage of an expensive convertible which had plunged over a 500-foot 'embankment in the Hollywood hills. Although police listed the death of the mother of a 4-year-old son as a traffic fatality, they said they were searching: for possible homicide 'or suicide clues. .,..••' (International Soundphoto)" WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF- RICHMOND BEACH, Wash., Jan. 28 —<m— Coast Guard boats pumped chemicals on a blazing pier at the Standard Oil Co. dock here Saturday but officials said a fire which had endangered huge oil tanks was "under control." BERLIN, Jan. 23 —flPl— Soviet Foreign ; Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov arrived Saturday for the Big Four conference that starts Monday and demanded immediately that Communist • China be admitted to discussions of world problems. SPRINGFIELD, m., Jan. 28 —flit— William G. Heirehs, 25, convicted of .kidnaping, killing and dismembering a six-year-old girl in a crime that shocked the nation, could hope for freedom Saturday. The Illinois Supreme Court Friday agreed to review Heirens' ' appeal for a new trial on charges of killing the child, Suzanne Degnan, a« well as two women.' . • Baytown Area Warming Up- But Slowly Baytown was warming up slowly Saturday after the two coldest days so far this season. At 9 a.m. the mercury had risen only to 34, but reports from elsewhere in the state indicated that the grip of the cold wave had been broken and a further warmup could be expected Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Friday night's temperatures failed to reach the .predicted low of 20 degrees, and dropped only to 2T degrees—two degrees higher than the previous night's low mark. The mercury stayed below the freezing point most of the day Friday, through a brief warmup Fri. day afternoon, brought the tem- .pcrature up to a high of 37. Luckily, freezing rains and sleet that fell elsewhere in the state failed to reach the Baytown area, though skies remained overcast. Temperatures over the state Friday night and early Saturday were generally considerably warmer than the night before. They ranged from 21 at Childrcss to 42 at Pres- dio and Marfa, No rain or snow v.-as reported anywhere in Texas, and none was predicted, though forecasters said the entire state would remain cloudy through Sunday. Sun Spots Teen Centers Open TWO RECREATIONAL centers, the Quack Shack and the Teen Canteen will be open Saturday night. Sponsored by the Jsycces, the Quack Shack will open its doors at 8 p.m. The Teen Canteen, sponsored by Horace Mann Parents club, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the school gyro. Researcher To Speak DR. A A. DRAEGBR, bead of the Baytown Refinery's research and development division, will be the speaker at the weekly meeting of City of Baytown department heads at 9 a.m. Monday at City Hall. Creek Crossing A CITY CREW Saturday was working to lay an eight-inch water line across Goose Creek steam, on pilings alongside the bridge on West Texas extension. The new line will provide be.t>- tcr fire protection and more water pressure for residents of the Busch Terrace and Rio Vista urea- The rest of the ne.w water line and several fire plugs already have been installed, Around Town TOMMY SEALE says he has discovered that he and DOCTOR Wayne McCleskey are kinfolks... Pvt John W. Thomas is enjoying a 14-day leave from Fort Bliss at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. White. The cold was just too much for Mrs. W. T. Jones Sr., so she canceled her visiting intentions • .. V. A. Traylor took all precautions against freezing and bursting pipes, but they froze and burst anyway .., Officer J. M. Meadows keeping things under control until his helper arrives. Eugene Tipton home for a whole week... Paul Anderson accuses Allen Rice of bumming cigarets for Frenchy Kiber.. .Helen Read complains that her husband always gets the credit for the coffee she makes. •. Gene and Johnella Boynton still in Commerce, where his father is ill. Carl Trenckmann afraid that he lost a couple of potential customers by catling them too early on a Sat- arday morning. 2 Korea Divisions Coming Home 40th And 45th Infantry Are Pulling Out SEOUL. Korea, Jan. 23 —UP— to Japan in the spring of 1951. Division for garrison duty in Ja- Gen Maxwell Taylor, U S Eighth The 45th. under the command of pan. : • A- m ,, „„„,„,„„J Q ,. „ „„„„„ j „«; Maj. Gen. James C. Styron, Ho- The 40th followed the Thunder- Army commander, announced offi- barJt> Qkla _ cotton broke £ wag as _ birds to ^ Korean • battlefront a cially Saturday that .the 40th and signed. Korean: duty in December, few weeks later, replacing the 24th 45th Infantry Divisions will be pull- 1951, relieving the First Cavalry Infantry Division. . . Turncoat Gl Prisoner Faces Court Martial MARKET OWNER, POLICE NAB BURGLAR IN Nationalists >L ' f * le Honey' Is Busy Gdl Welcome PWs As Big Heroes ed out of Korea and returned to the United States. Taylor said the 45th Division, formerly of the Oklahoma National Guard, will leave sometime between Feb. 15 and March 15. The 40th Division, called to active duty from the California National Guard, will follow but no departure date has been set, Taylor said. The Army commander said the 40th Division would leave Korea "considerably after" the Oklahoma division sails for home. Taylor's announcement was the first official confirmation of the recall of -the two Army units, Washington:; sources last week, named the 40tfi"-land- : 45th as the 'two'-divi-! fioris .to be withdrawn under President Eisenhower's plan to reduce the number of. American divisions in Korea from eight to six. Taylor emphasized that only those men who are eligible under the Army's rotation system will return with th e divisions. Men with more time to serve in Korea will be shifted to other units. The regimental colors and records of the 40th and 45th will be returned to the National Guard departments of their home states. The Oklahoma and California units are the only National Guard divisions to serve in Korea. Both divisions wer e called from their home states into federal service Sept. 1, 1950. The 40th trained at Camp Cooke, Calif., and the 45th in Camp Polk, La., before sailing WASHINGTON. Jan. 23 —UP— Cpl. Edward S. Dickenson. the Korean war prisoner who got a near hero's welcome after changing his mind about staying with the Communists, faced possible Army court martial Saturday for co-operating with the Reds. The 23:year-old, soldier from the mountain hamlet o£ Cracker's • NeckV:Va,..-.-was-J>laced -under custody'-at'-the- Army's Walter Reed Hospital where he had gone Thursday for treatment of minor ailments. Reporters were not permitted to see him. The Army filed court martial charges Friday night accusing the newly-wed GI of violating the military code by dealing "directly and indirectly" with the enemy and seeking "favorable treatment" to the "detriment" o£ his fellow prisoners. The Army said Dickenson would be regarded as a prisoner while an investigation is made to determine if he should stand trial for the charges. One of the two charges placed against him could be punishable by death. Dickenson, one of the original 23 Americans captured by the Reds in Korea who refused repatriation, Groom Who Balked At Video Wedding Has Head Checked NEW YORK,»Jan. 23—UP—Authorities gave a mental examination Saturday to a prospective bridegroom who refused to get married on a ' television program when he and his bride-to-be argued over where they would spend their expense-paid honeymoon. Magistrate Mathew Fagin ordered the would-be groom, Sigmund Welt, into Kings County Hospital for a psychiatric checkup when the case was reviewed in court. Welt had been scheduled to be married Thursday to Josephine Buono on the television show "Bride and Groom." Producers of the show called the Brooklyn couple into a conference Wednesday night to go over the details. The producers informed the couple they could expect a pile of gifts for their new home and an expense paid honeymoon in Princeton, N. J. "Princeton, New Jersey?" Welt gasped. "Florida, or maybe California, but New Jersey — never!" Welt said. Miss Buono pointed out that all her friends had arranged to be watching their TV sets at the wedding hour. She insisted he go through with the televised ceremony. Nothing doing. Welt said. Miss Buono stamped from the conference room. Welt went to his hotel room and brooded until 5 a. m. Friday. Then he headed for Miss Buono's home. He broke into the house and went unannounced to Miss Buono's bedroom. But Josephine's father had changed beds with her for the night. He popped out from under the covers, grabbed Welt and called police. In court, he faced a charge of malicious mischief. Ex-Clown Plans Dimes Show Clinton KocherWas With P. T. Barnum One of Baytown's newest and more unusual residents wants to do something for the March of Dimes. And therein lies a story\ Sixty-two-year-old Clinton Floyd Kocher was an early-day clown with P. T. Barnum's famous circus. He traveled with Barnum for 14 years, using the circus name of "Bobo." Kocher, now carrying on the clown act as a hobby, is using his knack with animals to earn a living. Mostly he trains dogs. Kocher has offered to do a benefit show for the March of Dimes. He will do three shows Sunday at the Riverview Inn near Four Corners on Crosby - Lynchburg Road- The shows will be at 12 noon and at 2 and 5 p. m. Sunday. The hat will be passed for the March of Dimes. "I don't make anything out of It myself," Kocher said. "I just want to do my bit to help out." Newspaper clippings that Kocher carries with him show that he first started doing benefit shows in Hutchinson, Kan., when he returnee? there after leaving the circus trail. He became a great friend of the Boy Scouts and helped them in their fund raising. A native of Kansas, Kocher says he left home and joined the circus when he was 12 years old- back in 1904. Although he now spends most of his time with dogs, Kocher claims he can train almost any animal. He is looking forward to getting a bull frog troupe on the road. "Train bull frogs?" he snorts. "Why, you can make them do almost anything. And you should see them dressed up In hats and shirts-" Right now, Kocher is training dogs for two Baytown law enforcement officers—Assistant Police Chief Roy Montgomery and Constable Paul Anderson, denounced his Red ties last October and asked to be returned to this country. He ;had a .ioyful and much publicized reunion with his familv here in November. He has spent most of hi s time since then with his family and bride o£ two months on. their five-acre corn and bean mountain farm. . , ' Cpl. Claude J- Batchelor, 22, of Keri>iit, Tex,., .anc.lher of. the. .<?&(?& nal 23, followed Dickcnson's lead and was reunited with his Japanese wife in Toky o this month. Court Martial No Surprise, Saysfx-PW TOKYO, Jim. 23 — (IP) — Cpl. Clniule Biitchclor said Saturday the Army's decision to court- i.iiirtiiil Cpl. Edward Dickenson, who preceded him in leaving the Communists, did not Mirprise him. "It was fcnr of just this that made him decide not to come Iwek Jn the first place," Bulche- lor, of Kermit, T«x., suicl. "We used to try to permmile Dickenson to go home, hut ho was afraid. Tho Communists knew why he stayed." Dickenson asked for repatriation last Oct. 21, but Biitchclor did not leave the "pro-Communist" compound until New Year's Day, nine days after the allied "comu home" program hud ended. Batchelor said he. did not think he would be court-martialed. "I did nothing wrong," Batchc- (or Nnkl. An Army headquarters spokesman in Tokyo said he knew of no plans to prosecute Bachelor. Credit Union Picks Pfennig R. S. Pfennig will head the Humble Employes Federal Credit Union as its president during the coming year. Pfennig was named by the new board of directors, who had just been elected by about 40 members xvho attended a meeting at the Baytown Community House. Other new officers are E. H. Oliver, vice president; John W. Sylvester, treasurer; T. J. Pruelt, assistant treasurer; and John. T. Henderson, clerk. The members attending the meeting also voted a 4% per cent dividend to stockholders, based on 1953 earnings. The credit union has about 3,000 members. Re-elected to the board were Pfennig, Sylvester, R. W. Pipkin, W. F. White, J. C. Alspaugh. E. H. Busby and J. S. Keating. Newly-elected directors are Henderson, A. R. Knox and J. R. Barsalou Jr. Weldon H. Williams was reelected to the credit committee, and G. F. Sarver was named to the supervisory committee. Mrs. J. B. Perkins Dies Mrs. J. B. Perkins, 93, mother of Lon Perkins of Woostor, died at 1 a.m. Friday at htr home in Day- toj). Funeral services wi!l be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist church in Dayton. Burial will be in Linney Cemetery. TAIPEH. Formosa, Jan. 23—UP —Seven U. S. military, transport planes flew 145 sick and wounded former Red Chinese prisoners of war from Korea to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's Nationalist island bastion here Saturday. As the'seven giant planes touched down at a military air base near Taipeh, thousands of citizens hysterically cheered the free anti-Com- Red Demand Denied J'ANMUNJOM, Koreiv, .Tan.-28 —IIP]—Tho United Nations corn- ninnd rejected Saturday a Com- inuiiist demand for tlu> return to Indian custody of 21,000 liberated former war prisoners of the Allies. munists and Premier Chen Cheng jubilantly proclaimed the "advent of doomsday" tor the Red rulers on the China mainland. .., Government officials, soldiers and school childre/i stood in" c." drizzling rain to welcome the former 1 prisoners, shouting "long live President Chiang," "Save our fellow countrymen <vri the mainland" and 'Welcome heroes homo." Huge posters and banners proclaimed "accelerate preparations to counterattack" and "annihilate th c Mao gangsters." Thousands of 'liberty" bolls throughout Formosa announced the arrival of the 145 sick and wounded soldiers to Formosa. Of the 145. some 38 were litter cases and 14 were suspected tuberculosis cases. All were rushed to hospitals on arrival. The remainder of the 14,000 released Chinese soldiers were being transported to Formosa in a fleet of American LST.s- American officials here revealed that the first ships were duo to arrive at dawn Monday with 4,000 troops, one day earlier than announced Friday, Something called "Little Honey" kept the police hopping Friday night. Investigating a shooting at Idle Hour Cafe on Old Main about 8:30 p.m., Sfrt.'licrble Freeman was told that Elvira Pointer shot at Mosella Hunt niul missed, but Little Honey had taken off with the pistol. At 9:43.p.m., another shooting broke out in Oak Addition and police told that; IJttlo Honey, .'packing a .38, had shot oft Roberta Allen's finger after Roberta "busted Little Honey up side the head two times with a pistol." • Then-at 2:45 juin., police went to a disturbance at MnbolVFlnce on'. Mahv suspecting Little Honey again, but. she wasn't .there. Acey Johnson hnd been stabbed in tlte left eyu and left shoulder, but ho Little 'Honey didn't do it. Police ain't found Little Honey, yet. W. L. UltOUGII RAYMOND I'KAIISON HIGHEST HONOR—BrougFi, vr-lnran Highlands Boy Scout leader, receives the Silver Beaver, highest award that can bo presented to a Scout volunteer by a local council. Ponrson, who made the award, is iv retiring vice president of the Sam I Illusion Area Council. Miners Snub Sfiepperd Pfea To Bolt Union 'What's Your Labor Record? 1 Attorney General Asked EL PASO. Jan. 23—UP—The officers of two locals of the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union (Ind.) said Saturday they had declined an invitation from Texas Attorney General John Ben Shcppcrd to bolt the international union. Friday Shepperd urged three Mine-Mi!) locals to follow the lead of Local No. 509, which will hold a membership meeting Sunday to determine if it should sever its connection with the international. The MMSW was accused last month by a state investigating board of being "Communist dominated." "Received your wire asking Us to leave Mine-Mill," two local presidents replied to Sheppcrd. 'We like to know union record of advisors on union matters. What is name of your union? What is your current hourly wage rate? What experience have you had in gaining wage increases for workers? "When and where did you give leadership in campaigns for fair employment practices? What have you done to eliminate dual wage scales paying lower rates to Mexican-Americans for like work? What pension plans, holiday, vacation, shift premium benefits have you negotiated?" the telegram asked. It was signed bv Jose S. Cordero, president of the Mine-Mil) local representing workers at the El Paso Copper Refinery, and Gonzalo R- Rodriguez, president of the El Paso Cement Workers local. The local which will vote Sunday on bolting the Mine-Mill interna- tional represents workers at the American Smelting and Refining Co. plant at El Paso. Shepperd's telegram to Silverio Alvn, president of that local and proponent of the bolt, mentioned the conviction of Clinton Jcncks, an E. S. Lyne Rites Set Funeral services for Kugcnc S. Lyne. 59. of La Porte, will bo held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Episcopal church with the Rev. Cahbott Stein officiating. Burial will bo in Soabrook neme- tory unclcr direction of Art Simpson funeral home. Lyne apparently suffered a heart attack Friday morning while driving on South Broadway street in La Porte. A passerby saw him slumped over the wheel and summoned an ambulance, but Lyne iv;).s dear.) upon arrival at a physician's office, friends said. He is survived by his wirlow, Mrs. Pauline Lyne of La Porte; a daughter, Mrs. J. K. Inglehart of Navasota; and a son, M-Sgt. E. S. Lyne, Jr., of the U. S. Marine- Corps. Also surviving are three brothers, W. H. Lyne of Tfimpico, M>x., .loo A. Lynn and Robert Lyne of Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. Earl Bellamy and Mr.s. Henry S. Moore, both of Houston. inlcrn-ationaj representative of the MMSW, Thursday. Jenck s was sen- tencsd to five years in prison for filing a false.anti-Communist affidavit to comply with the Taft-Hart- le.y act. Dies Lauds Own Record WASHINGTON. Jan. 23 —UP- Rcp. Martin Dies (D-Tex.) said Friday night the House Un-American Activities committee "investigated and exposed 95 ner cent of the Communists in the United States" when he headed it, Dies said in a television interview with columnist Drew Pearson Friday night that much of the work of current congressional Red-hunters is a "re-hash" of what his group uncovered in the 1940s. Dies said the committee, during the seven years he served as chairman, "investigated and exposed about 500 Nn/i, Fascist and Communist organizations" and such "leading fascists as William Dudley Policy, George DeatheridRCv Fritz Kuhn, James Wheeler Hill and many others." He said some of the methods being used by the current Red-hunters are dangerous because "you can create the very condition that you're trying to prevent." Widow Too Busy 1 To Accept $27,647 Debt PROVIDENCE, R. I., Jan. 23— UP—An elderly widow said Saturday she is "furious" because county commissioners at Pittsburgh, Pa., have been prodding her to accept $27,647.50 they have owed her for almost eight years. The widow, Mrs. Edith R. Phillips, said she didn't have time to cash in the Allegheny countv 'Pa.) highway bonds that came due in 1946. She is too busy settling her late husband's multi-million-doHar estate. Mrs. Phillips, who lives in a sumptuous suite at a fashionable Providence hotel, said Pittsburgh wasn't the only place where she is behind in collecting money. "I get lols of calls from people wanting me tr> cash mv bonds, but I'm a busy woman," she said. Allegheny County Comptroller James W. Knox telephoned her Friday asking her to please turn in 25 highway bonds she holds. He has written her a letter once a year since 1948 asking her to cash in the bonds "in order to close this account and adjust our records." "If I could cash the bonds I would." Mrs. Phillips said. "But I'm too busy working with the government over mv h u s b a n d's estate." The estate of her husband, the laie Frank Phillips, head of the Washburn Wire Co., was estimated at several million* dollars. Other Thefts> Are Admitted By Ex-Convict A Negro ex-convict who admits he lias ransacked offices/burglarized cafes and grocery stores here since early in December, was captured'about 3 a.ntSaturday by Ear) Glenn,' co-owner "'of .Glenn'* Market, and .two: city\ policemen, when he broke into. the : store th« third time since Christmas;Eve. Police Chief H. E. McKee :«aid the man, Charles Toolte, 33, also admitted seven other burglarle* in Baytown. / Glenn said someone had been aleeplng in the store every night since the , second burglary . on Christmas night. He stayed ther« Friday ; .iiightv and..about 1 a.rru heard a window breaking, he «aid. He telephoned police, and by the time he dressed,.Sgt. Clcve Dickens and Patrolman Frank, Yeager arrived. '•.'.'•• .'• ',." The throe entered tht stor« from a stockroom and found th« man apparently-,,."shopping- • Io» groceries," Glenn iaid. He had already filled a large paper bag with about $60 worth c*f. cigarettes and ransacked a cosh drawer, McKee said the Negro readily told the officers he had burglarized the store twice before and had broken Into the Tower No. 1, th« Larswoody Bowling Lanes; Pyle'n Supermarket and Rebel Inn. Ho said he visited Rebel Inn on two occasions. TooUe told tha officers he had been living at 1114 1 A Cherry, located less than a block from Glenn's Market at 1243 Cherry. McKce said the man had served a term in the penitentiary for burglary, and was released from prison in September. OurHomeNo Target Range, Says Woman The Endorll family living out on McKinnoy Bond off Highway 140 hopes that a certain hunter or uportsman out for tarRct practice will aim his (run In another direction the next time. Mrs. C. I*r. Krtderli reports that one day this week a ,22 cali- bre bullet crashed through * south window, tore a hole In a melnl Venetian blind and landed in the living room. Mrs. Enderli*x father-ln-lnw, A. Emlerll, was sitting near the window reading a newspaper and the buHet whizzed by his head. "It's not no much that we mind the broken window," Mrs. Kiulerli said. "It's just that wo don't want it to happen again. Someone might get hurt" Basketball Tourney Hits Finals Tonight Texas City will meet either Woodland Acres or South Houston in the semi-finals of the Invitation Junior High tournament, sponsored by Baytown Junior High and Horace Mann, at 2 p. m- in Leo High's gymnasium Saturday^ In the other semi-finals gamo. Galena Park will meet the winner of the Conroe-Baytown Junior High "B" game at 3:15 p. m. The finals will be unreeled at 7:30 p. m. Saturday. The consolation finals will get underway at 6:30 p. m. Both games will be played in the Lee High School gym. In games Saturday morning; Texas City beat Horace Mann, 40-25, and Galena Park turned back Baytown Junior High, 61-42. Tire Dividend Directors of General Tire & Rubber Co. declared quarterly dividend of 50 cents per share upon the issued and outstanding $2-50 par value common stock payable Feb. 26 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 16.

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