Abilene Reporter News, January 2, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1962, Abilene, Texas 1 WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WPRLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 189 ABILENE. TEXAS, TUESDAY jANUARY 2, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS frttt iff) MIKE 'WIEGEL AND HIS SHOW 'N' TELL twin brothers David and Mark Auto-Train Wreck Kills 5 at Victoria Dr. Elwin Skiles. erudite and Signified pastor of Pirst Baptist Church, tells of a inan riding along on the train leading his Bible. And a fellow saw him and nd- i-isetl, "I don't believe that (took." The Bible-reader ignored the temark and the fellow repeated, ''I tell you, I don't believe all liat." Still ignored, the pest yelled, ''f say, 1 don't believe what's d (hat Bible." The reader looked up at him uid asked, "Can't you please go lo hell From R. C. Thomas' "Home Talk" column in the Win- lers Enterprise there came the t thor day this information on Hie origin of the that irange thing some young people i all a dance. "The twist was 1'homas reported, "by politicians Irying to walk both sides of the load." Now that many of the people tre settling back to school for t.iinus-five months let us con- tider one activity at one level, the lowest, of the educational tystem. The new rage among the tri- cycle set, we understand, is "Show 'n' Tell." Kindergarten tols. and some In the lower grades of elemen- tary school, are encouraged to I-ring prize possessions to school, there to display them i nri discuss their features be- fore the class. One kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Wayne Collier of St. John's Day School, tells about her students' Show rn' Tell. (Mrs. Collier's husband is a Dyess Tiajor. The family lives at 123 Mississippi.) "We have ours on Wednes- days and they are wonderful ex- periences for the children. It's interesting to see what they sring ..often it is the oldest, :nost wornoui toy they have But some of the children bring oilier things." Davy Mogford had Show 'n' Tell all agog some weeks ago when lie brought a kitten for dis- play and explanation. He wasn't exactly supposed lo bring a kit- A pet show was to lie staged Infer on. But he look his kitten. Lilllc Alvey Robert must be a scientist in Ihe making, his teacher says. He brings1 all sorts of wonders from nature, a bird's riest, rocks and the like. Pint-sized Kusty Beard told nis grandfather, C. L. Crcigh- lon who lives in Bntesvillc, about Show 'n' Tell and Grandfather boxed a bunch of goodies to send him to show, a wren's nest made of horsehair, leaves from Arkansas trees, a black walnut in its protective pod. All tlie treasures Ihc little folk 'ins to school are exciting, but young Mike Wicgel has some- thing really different. He knew what he wanted lo lake to school for his first Show Tell ami he keeps bring- ing "it" every lime, His marvel is this: He has twin brothers, 17-monlhs-old Da- vid and Mark. And when he shows then) and tells aboul them his classmates rule, "Thct's a good Show 'n' Tell." Band Attacks Army Housing In Portugal BEJA, Portugal des- peratn band of about political dissidents led by a Portuguese nrmy captain attempted lo seize Hie military barracks here Mon- day as a first step toward na- tional revolution. They wei'e beat- en off anil all were killed or cap- tured in a three-hour battle which cost the life of Portugal's undei secretary for war. Latest army information said two of the attackers were killed and five wounded. Informants reported Ihe band of civilians headed by Capt, Joao Maria Paulo Varela Ciomes, m officer turned opposition poli- ician, burst into the modern bar- of an infantry regiment out- side this southern Portugal city and attempted to overpower the officers and take over. Two young officers managed to escape and rullied the garrison for a bailie which ended with Ihe rebels routed, informants re- ported. During the struggle, the under- secretary for war, Lt. Col. Jaime Filipe da I'onseca who had rushed to Beja from Lisbon at first news of the into Ihe section of. the barracks in rebel hands calling upon (he dissidents to surrender. He was shot down and died a shon time later in a hospital, (he army an- nounced. Authorities said Ccipl. Gomes an opposition candidate in last November's elections and a long- lime critic of Prime Minister An- tonio de Olivciru Salazar's poli- cies, shared leadership of the ven- liirc with Manuel Scrra, a former lioman Catholic youth leader in Portugal who was until recently political refugee in the Brazil- ian Embassy in Lisbon. Capt. Gomes was critically wounded in the battle, and re- ported near death. Authorities would not say whether Scrra w.-is among the wounded or among prisoners. Tlie exact number in (he dispersed. NEAR ASPERMONT Farmer Crushed Beneath Tractor ASPERMONT (HNS) Cleddie A frailer behind Ihe tractor drag- FIRST JVEW YEAR'S BEAUTY Lora Slovak, 17, named Miss Corpus Christ! Beach at (he ninth annual Corpus Cliristi New Year's Day Swim Monday, re- ceives trophy from Mayor Ben F. McDonald. She and ten other girls competed for the first beauty contest for 1962 in the nation. (AP Wirephotp} Holiday Violent Death Toll 42 ly THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Deaths of five members of a i'orl Lavaca family in a car- rain crash near Victoria Monday lumped the Texas holiday violent lealh total to 42. The Victoria accident raised the raffie death toll for Uie New Year's holiday period to 27. Three children were burned fatally. The ether deaths came from various causes. Killed in the car-train collision, 10 miles southeast of Victoria, were Onesimo Vargas Jr., 28, his wife, Mary Lou: their two daughters, Patsy, 4, and Evelyn, :i; and Mrs. Vargas's small neph- ew, Jesse B. Escanillo Jr. The Texas Department of Pub- lie Safely at Austin announced Monday night its violent death count for the Christmas- Fire Deaths Set Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic 29' Fires Miscellaneous Total 76 New Year's holiday period has cached 171, The department saic 72 died in traffic accidents, 56 in various other accidents and 43 in homicides and suicides. Associated Press tabulations be ;an at 6 p.m. Friday and were o end at Monday midnight. During the same period during .he Christmas holidays, 54 per- sons died, 33 in traffic. Latest reported deaths include: Rita Mae Bordeau, 20, and Del- la Jayson, 28, both of Beaumont, were killed Sunday night in a train-car collision near Beaumont. Robert Cox of Chandler, west of Tyler, was shot to death Monday. Slate police said a man was held for questioning. Robert George Harvey, 25, died of a gunshot wound early Monday at Tyler in a night spot shooting during a New Year's celebration. Mildred Mae Fl o r e n c e, 52, BARBARA dies at 23 Dope Fatal To Daughter Of Comedian LOS ANGELES (API-Barbara County Sund.iy in a two-car colli- sion. Doyle E. 'Vare. 21, of Bayiown died early .Monday after he fell down a flight of stairs at a New die than serve another jail lerm, died Monday of her third over- dose of barbiturates in six months. She'd been unconscious in General Hospital since she was Year's Eve parly. Ware was one found Saturday in a Hollywood of eight students at the party. Hej was a senior at tlie University of Texas. Mnrtin Edward Wilkes, 8, son Reno Riot Caused By Stolen Kisses By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wilkes o[ fort Worth, died Monday when RENO, (API Stolen kisses by Year's Day revel- ers touched off a riot Monday in Heno's downtown gambling dis- trict. and a fellow officer stopped a gang of youths who had swarmed over a small foreign car. The re- velers were trapping cars and kissing their female occupants. Police and firemen used le.irlTrouhlc started when one woman gas and fire hoses on the esti- mated fun-seekers who turned violent broke up a teen-age kissing spree, .leerui" crowds swarmed over police cars and hurled whisky bottles and glasses for the first two hours of 1W2 before they resisted. There was a howl from the rant car. were dumped in a police youth See KEXO, dashed up PR. 2-A. Col. 1 and lacking force and the total casu- alties could not be learned, but those on the scene said there were few killed and wounded among the troops and police but rebel casualties must have been heavy. By midday, 45 persons had been arrested, a dozen of them juve- niles and annthcr 1C airmen from- nearby Stead Air Force Base. More than 30 persons were treated for minor injuries, includ- ing a fireman: a bottle bounced WEATHER A steadily rising traffic loll Monday ended earlier hopes for a new low in New Year's weekend accident fatalities. Fire deaths set a record for a New Year holiday, Tlie previous high in deaths ram N'ew Year's holiday fires since a count of such deaths was inaugurated in World War II was 74. It was set in the 1955-56 year, also a three-day celebration. The sharp upward trend caused the National Safety Council lo abandon hope that the traffic toll would establish a new low for a three-day observation of New mark of 2C9 set in 1949-50 turn of the year. That mark was lopped early Monday afternoon. 'A discouraging reversal has taken place in what started out to be one of our safest New Year or Taking advantage of the sleepy Ws Two Patrolmen suf- New Year morning, the rebels as- fe''cd flom an overrtosB o! sembled secretly, an informant said, burst past the guardpost and managed to smash into Ihe offi- cers' quarters before meeting any resistance. Tile AND VICINITY cliMKly anil 3 mile lutsOnv. lliOMhy nish. ami Wnl- struck by a car as he dashed across a street toward a grocery store in Ben brook, on the we stem edge of Fort Worth. Allan iNicholson Leilch Jr., 19, of El Paso was killed Monday when he lost control of his car in El Paso and it struck a utility pole, two trees, a fence and flipped over twice. Nomie Luce, 60, died accidental- ly Monday of suffocation in her home at Lindale. said Howard president of the council. Pyle, NCIT1TH (.'KXTIIAl, TKXAS _ IMill -..v nislif. floii Tuesday ;inn Ihe miscellaneous class 78 I'arily rlmulv nteJil and nin south (iur- A lilllc warm. alley. Barbara. 23. waj! the daughter of (he late comedian Bob Bumf. "f wish I hart never seen heroin or any qther she said after her first dope arrest, at 19. She said she was an addict, and, "for anyone who's thinking of trying it. just tell them it's not worth it." She served 90 days in jail for addiction and later 90 days in the Camarillo State Hospital as part of five years' probation. In April 1960 she was hospital- ised for hepatitis, a liver infec- tion. The following June she wai hospitalized with optic neuritis, an eye ailment. A friend said she was going blind. There was also several estrangement from her mother, Harriett. After Barbara's first dope arrest she told reporters that following the estrangement, over (API-President Moise Tshombe division of her father's nearly charged Monday that 13.000 tslale, she became Congolese Troop Advance Claimed ELISABETHVILLE, Katanga tral Congolese troops vanced in Ihe past few had da- ward Kongolo, a Katanga strong- hold in North Katanga, killing and burning on the way. Kongolo was abandoned by Ka- tanga troops on Tshombe's orders recently. Tshombe said the Centra! Congo lonely and turned to dope. At 20 Barbara married David J. Mack. 27, a former film tech- nician who was shorOy convicted of selling her heroin. He was sentenced to five years to life in prison. The singer and actress was the first of two children of troops killed many hundreds ofilhe late radio star to get into civilians and burned villages William Robin Burns, their way. 'and a companion were jailed eight He told newsmen that at Ka-jdays ago on suspicion of burglary ponn, south of Baudouinville.iand possession of narcotics. these troops met strong resistance from Katanga soldiers and fled, abandoning heavy equipment in- Bi-unetle and full-faced, attrac- tive without being beautiful, Bar- bara had aspired to follow her Carlton (Ted) Hill, 49, lifetime litonewall Counly stock farmer, '.vas crushed to death under the of his tractor while strip- ping cotton on his farm abouttturn miles north of here shortly before noon Monday, His death was ruled accidental by Justice of the Peace Albeit Baugh. Sheriff Charles Gibson said Hill was alone at Ihe time of the ac- cident. A neighboring farmer, Jor- <3on Collom, who was working .icross the fence, noticed Hill's italled tractor and discovered his about KM) yards away. Sheriff Gibson snid apparently :flill had left the tractor stalled in gear to extract a rock which had clogged in (he cotton stripper attachment. After freeing Ihc machinery, Hill apparently tried '.o see if the stripper would op- which cmised Iho tractor :o be thrown In genr, he added. Tlie fanner was thrown to the .ground by the large rear tractor wheel which passed over his Ixxly, gcd Hill's body some six lo seven feet. The tractor continued some' 100 yards iK-forc making a sharp (urn. causing the trailer to over- and killing tbe tractor motor, Ihc sheriff said. Culliim told Gibson he noticed Ihe overturned trailer and fig- ured I hat Hill needed help to up- right tbe attachment.. He said he saw Hill's body lying nearby. Mr. Mill was born Feb. 10, 1912, in Sloncw.ill Counly. !lc married .Joy McEwcn Sept. 1-1, at Ilawley. Services will bo Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Ihc Swcnson Church of Christ. Burial will he in Brazos Valley Cemetery, north of Swen- KOII. Young Funeral Home of As- permont will be in charge. Survivors include the wife of Aspermont; his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Dan Hill of Aspermont; two sisters, Mrs. Jnke White-field of Monnhiins, nnd Airs. Wayne Lnird of .Aspormonl; Ihrcc brothers, Tom of Aspermont, Burton of Wichila Falls and D. C. Hill Jr., ot Post. jarracks was taken by villagers o be New Year salutes and it vas not until Ihe ambulances bringing wounded into tbe lospital, and police cars raced toward tbe barracks that villagers earned of Ihe attempted rebellion. A number of intruders attempted to escape by seizing army vehicles and driving from the barracks. They were pursued by police civil guards in patrol cars and in me guild1. Police, reinforced by highway patrolmen, kept a close watch on Ihc downtown area unlil drnvn when a few die-hards were still heaving hollies. The noting, the tear gas and the powerful streams of water didn'l fnzc customers of nearby open-door casinos. They kept dropping coins in slot machines while tears rolled down tlicir faces. Patrolman Charles Walkins said the trouble started when mostly rloutly HnU T link- vv.miHT. llixh in TK.MI'KUVTllKKS "'Si 57 sn an over-all figure of 482. eluding armored trucks. j famous father into show Jail n Riot jail's four wings, then began pushing them into cells. Lambert sale damage to the wings was heavy HB said there may have beta some fighting between prisoner! who didn't want lo riol and who did. Two prisoners apparently wea hurt by gunfire as 40 provincif policemen and 30 city rushed into the old jail to ax guards. The fireman was hup when struck by a piece of mcta Set Fire MONTREAL, Que. Several hundred prisoners rioted in Montreal's Bordeaux jail Monday night and continued to defy authorities after being driven into cells by firemen wilh water hosos and police using tear gas, ball bills and some gunfire, Officials speculated that the riot might have been under Ihc influence of what they call goof narcotic pills. "The disturbance is far from over now." declared the in Mon to Beds i and a fireman were injured in Ihc rioting that began shortly before a scheduled New Year's parly in Ihe jail. He said Ihe disturbance broke out in B wing when prisoners awaiting sentences threw down their dinner plates. Four hours later police and firemen managed to confine (he prisoners to M j; -HKh ;ini] low' rnr 'l-hnurs 9 pin 27 Inu- snnu' cl.ite last year: I.IM ninhl: sunrise tiwlay 7 10: S1UI-VI IrnlisM: V4I. mains .it n p m -JS u. ;IL 9 p.m 4.! ]n-r U.S. to Fly More Infantry Bottle Groups to Germany By FRKD S. HOFFMAN Army troops, plus a large from a number of bases nround WASHINGTON Unit- number of Air Force transport (hc ed States will fly two more infan- and other planes and their crews, Shop Dollar mid-January, informed sources said Monday. It will lw the first overseas air- lift by Ihe slrike command, a new unified Army-Air force fire bri- gade organization designed to speed forces to any troubled spot in Ihe world, The move will involve perhaps The Iwo battle groups, it was understood, will lie drawn from the 4th Infantry Division, a regu- lar Army outfit based at Fl. Lew- is, Wash. Army National Guard or Reserve elements now on ac- livc duty are not expected to take part. Air Force planes will come described as a training drill, Pen- tagon sources indicated the Army men probably will remain in Eu- rope for several months. Since the Berlin crisis began last summer, this country has shipped almut reinforce- TROOPS, Pg. 2-A, Col. I governor, Leon Lambert, nearly five hours after the rioting began. "We pushed them back two and three to a cell and they're wreck- ing Lambert said. "We have to get them back in their own cells yet. And there's a lot of water in the cells. They've torn the toilets to pieces." Lambert said three pritofwrx alues in Abilene SECTION Sporti ................t-t AmuMmtnts...........10 Ofcituarin 10 H.dio-TV SCCTION I I Editorial t Comki 7 TV St.uf ..............11 Firm Mm, third convict was hurt by flyinf glass. Lambert said the cause of DM riot was obscure. "You can't talk lo these when they are in he said. He said as soon as tht prisoner! See RIOTING, Pf. M. t ;