Abilene Reporter News, January 4, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT IUST YEAR, NO. 194 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY 9906 XO 03 S31VS -THIRTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE ONE What's this about Coxey's Army? The question came firsl Torn Stanley Carmichael and t :en from others since a men- t on' of it last week. There was such it's not r.eroly the expression used by 6 housewife when she's cooking fir her husband's relatives. And a part of Coxey's Army Did descend on Abilene in the lite spring of IBM, it appears f.'om newspaper liles. Back in 1893, history honks siy, there was a panic, one so 4 million were left job- li'ss. And that was in Ihe days ol the "fiat" arguments. There lived in M a s s i 11 o n, Chio, one Jacob Scchler Coxey, s ;ccessful businessman, "con- Efnital reformer" the books re- peat, and promoter of the idea fiat paper money should be made legal lender without back- ing of- specie, that such money s lOUld be printed and used lo build roads so that the jobless have jobs. fn the spring of '94, Coxcy called for an "army" of unem- ployed to be a walking petition t) Washington to get Congress t) enact the ideas into law. On Easter Sunday, March 25, ra and his wife and son named, incidentally, Legal Ten- cer Coxey and his aides start- ed out from Massillon al the read of a motley line of march- ers. Washington was the dcstin- c lion. Because of a curious religious rotion of one of Coxey's right- fartd men, Pacific Coast labor organizer Carl Browne, the army" was named "The Com- nonweal of Christ." Meanwhile, across the coun- try, other Commomvealers 1 eaded out lo meet Coxey at tie capital. group started from San I'rancisco under leadership of C harles Kelly on a northern route. (Young Jack London was fi this group.) And another set started from Los Angeles led ly one I-cwis Frye or Fry or I'rey, historians disagree. Frye's group left the coast on tie Southern Pacific. The Abi- l-'ne Reporter of thai day sus- jecled SP moved them out of California to be rid of them. The Coxeyites got lo El Paso en March 22, stayed there a days, then were loaded lack on boxcars, moved lo a Iarrcn spot 70 miles east of El 1'aso and dumped without food or water. By now the newspapers were (creaming about the Common- v.-enlers. But the dumping of 1'ryo's Coxeyiles brought to the "army" some sympathy. Gov. Jim Hogg demanded (hat SP do something. And SP final- ly decided to nioi'e Ihe dirty, ragged, hungry demonstrators i cross Ihe slate via San An- (3nio. Some fellows took off. however, en their own toward Washing- Inn. It appears from our old files they bummed rides on freights. "They hit Abilene and they ftarted the late Jinks 1 tcGee lalcr recalled. "Chief Clinton (Ihe late police chief i ohn J. was out lo slop them from taking (he town and rnlisted help on every hand." Voung MeGec was one of those asked to lielp. The boy had no gun, so Clinton loaned him his ivory handled Coll an hisloric gun which now hangs in Ihe police stalion. Afler the episode Clinton gave Jinks Ihe for his help, A group of Coxeyiles holed up in an old mill on Ce- dar Creek. Clinton organized an it lack. Young Jinks slipped Ihrough a small window and slid flown a grain chule lo get be- ind the "army." Clinlon led in at the door and 43 Comrnon- nealers were taken. Others Mpere rounded up al stockyards near the present traffic inter- c hanse on Ihe east edge of (own. and Clinton loaded the "army" croup into boxcars headed east. The varidus remnants of Krye's "army" scattered, about, hut some made their way fin id- ty to Washington. By the lime Iliey got there, Ihe whole thing folded. Gen. Coxey had heen arrested for walking on (lie grass as he ted his men to I lie Capitol and the District of Columbia had at last shipped i lw lot home. Coxey's movement failed mis- erably. But tome of his kleas round ft lot like some adopted In t UUr generation. lolling Quits House WASHINGTON (API Rep. Richard Boiling of Missouri dropped out Wednesday as can- didate lor Democratic leader of the House because, "I do not have i chance to win." He lermed his ilceision a defeat for Ihe liberals in Congress, This apparently left Ihe field' wide open to Hep. Carl Albeit of Oklahoma, who describes himself is a moderate. But Albert, al- hough now without visible opposi. lion [or Ihe post, told newsmen, 'I'm not making any victory statements until it's over." Boiling's announcement at news conference, however, seemed lo close Ihe door on any open fight over the House leader- ship when Congress reconvenes next Wednesday. Albert said be has enough firm- y committed votes lo insure his election and, expressing his re- spect for Boiling, said: "1 hope he doesn't continue the campaign aft- cv it's all over, and 1 don't think o will." Told that Boiling had mentioned rumors of other possible candi- didales, Albert said he knew of none. Albert, who has been pjrly assistant lake over job vacated by Rep. John McConnacksof Massachu- setts, who has no opposition to succeed the late Rep. Sam Ray- burn of Texas as speaker. Boiling has been mentioned also CAP Wireolmla) REP. RTCIIART) BOM.INK "no chance to as possibly moving in as whip, an appointment made joint- ly by the speaker and majority leader. But he told newsmen he Prett Roberuec Woman, 60, Hangs Self ROBERT LEE Mrs. W. E. Burns, 60, was found dead about p.m. Wednesday hang- ing in a barn near her home, lo miles west of liobort Lee. A justice of Ihe peace rulcVl (be death to be suicide. Mr, Burns had gone lo Ihe muil box and Ihoughl his wife had to feed the chickens. He discover- ed her body and cut her down. Burns had difficulty gelling con- lact on a. parly line and Mrs. Floyd Harmon, a neighbor, noti- fied the sheriff's department in Roberl -Loo, a doctor in Sterling City and Justice of the Peace P. Ross. According to neighbors. Mrs. VATICAN CITY _ Prime Burns had been despondent abouliMinislcr Fidel Castro and high two months. {officials of his prn-OoinmimisI Mrs. Burns was born Dec. regime in Cuba have excom U S. Calls Cuba 'Serious Threat' Castro Is Ostracized By Vatican 1901. in Mortx.on. vShe was mar- ried iti 1025. Funeral will ho held nl 2 p.m. I municalod from Hie Roman Cath- olic Church. i T'K' Cuban dictator, raised a rnday in the Kobert Lee Ionian Catholic like most Cubans. Baptist Church with the Rev. Rob- in Guess and the Rev. J. II. ford of Talpa officiating. Hurial! A cfed Mamsl' ,..iii inn llils assailed priests in will be in Rolwrl Loo Cemetery, under direction of Clitt Home. Surviving are her husband: one daughter. Mrs. Hoy Tinkler of San a son, Paul of Silver: would not be a candidate sisters. Mrs. Emerson Cox, would he accept that job. Rep. Hale Hoggs of also has been mentioned promi- nently for the post. Another name Mrs. Gcorse Parks. Mrs. Marie Funston. all of Merlzon. and Mrs. F. of Ariz.: prji Cuba as "Fascists" and lias ex- pelled manv of thrrn. Tlie action :igainst (hc Castro regime _ apparently effective some months disclosed Wednesday by Archbishop Dino Slaffa, canonist of the Vatican secretariat of state. Archbishop Slaffa said automat- that has crapped tip has been of Merlzon. that of Rep. John E. Moss ofj Mrs. Burns was (he daughter of California, but Boggs is reported Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Clsrk, pioneer to have the inside track. ranching couple of Irion County and one brother, Raymond Clarkjic excommunication had been in- Goal Is Support OfOAS Terrorism in Algeria Pits Races; 37 Die as Result jcurrcd under two sections of canon one affecting persons' bishops in their work.' FAVORITE FAN Canadian-born singer Morley the other affecting persons using! Meredily has a backstage visit with liis wife after he violence against clergymen. Vatican nmreos said Castro and officials of his rrgijnc may also have been excommunicated for making speeches injurious to lioman Catholic bishops, cardinals and the Pope, or of a nature like- ly to incite people against the Roman Catholic Church. Excommunication under this canon Inw is not automatic and] ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) savage uprising of terrorism pil- ling European settlers against Al- gerians shook this strife-torn North African territory Wednes- day, killing .17 or more persons and injuring 02, In the midst of Ihe terrorist vave the French right-wing se- cret army a iespevale battle against independ- ence for Algeria posted hand- )ills Wednesday night colling for general mobilization of settlors. Motel Permit Is Issued An 81 unit Rainada Inn of I equipment and fixtures. A spokes- The purpose of the handbills was not immediately clear but Ihc organization often in the past has urged all "settlers to consider themselves enlisted in the bailie against independence. Posting of notices on official billboards is Ihe customary way of ordering wartime mobilization in France. The secret army, how- ever, lacks (he necessary organi- zation lo handle any military-type callup. The day's terrorism1 included knife allacks and calculated at- tempts at mass nnmter. Two grenades were tossed into a crov.d leaving a movie theater in Constantine, killing three and wounding First reports said six persons had died and 31 were wounded, hut officials later re- vised Ihe toll downward, During Ihe first three days of Ihe new year, the wave of vio- lence has left about (in persons dead and wounded, according to unofficial tabulation. The European secret army or- ganization, lending the resistance to government plans for an inde- pendent Algeria, broke in on Al- giers i'adin to predict victory i.i colonial design, to be constructed at a cost of will begin catering to travelers on East U. Highway 80 here by early sum- mer, il was learned Wednesday. Tex Craft Builders, fnc., of Houston, has taken out a building permit for the swank motel proj- ect. Preliminary construction on the motel began Dee. 21 al 400 by 328 foot site. Completion is expected within 150 working man for Ihe corporation al Hous- ton recently estimated the final cost, would be in Ihe neighborhood of made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New Yort Wednesday night. He is dressed as "Coppelius." onr of the four roles he plays as a baritone in the oners. "The Tales of Hoffman." (AP Wirephoto) BY LEWIS GUUCK WASHINGTON' fAP> A U.S. While Paper said Wednesday that Cuba become a "bridgehead of Sino-Sovicl imperialism" pos- II1K a serious threat to Ihe secu- rity of the American republics and to ntm-Cotnmunist nations everywhere. The indictment Cuba as a Communist-bloc appendage was set forth in a 32-page book- let presented Dec. 6 to the Inter- American Peace Committee in- vestigating alleged human righls violations and subversive activi- ties by Prime Minister Fidel Cas- tro's Havana regime.- In making Ihe document public, Ihe Stale Department hoped to cnlisl support for action against Castro at the foreign ministers meeting of the Organization of American States opening at Punta del Kslc. Uruguay, Jan. 22. The peace committee is lo re- port to the foreign ministers meet- See U.S., Pg, 2-A, Cols. 5-6 can be imposed by local bishops. Sources here said they did not know if the Cuban episcopate had acted under this law. Those falling under automatic Attempt Reported to Buy Recognition for Katanga WASHINGTON' spokos-ji! servant, is in (he United Staicsjdiplomacy. addressing messages'1' cvcoinmunic-Uion ire Cistro -indiman said thc "s an information ascnt for Ihejb Ihe President, the secretary of cxcoinrmcaon aie Last o andiDepartmcnl an rcgime Hls aclivilioslstalc. and Ihe secretary-general il made to buy a nation's rec- have come under sharp aUack'of the United Nations, and is iden- pcded 01 helped impede the worklognUion of as a Rowim_ assist-jlifying himself in various govern- l feign country and that Michael ,r, i i_isumi i cum nun. Jiliv. jury. They are dented all who reprcscnis Killan. icramenls of Ihe Church. Prcsjden( Mojse in Archbishop SUiffa and other Yorhi was Vatican sources said they could not say specifically who was in- volved besides Castro, Slaffa said bishops bad been impeded and imprisoned in (Aiba, lie did not give details.) The main case made public so The official, press officer Lin coin the ant secretary of stale for Rowan said. cal affairs. In answer to questions, White In a speech nt Philadelphia last said Ktruelens entered the United Wednesday night, Rowan spoke of I Slates on a visa of the classifica- hig money spending by Struclensjtion given information men. Ha and criticized the activities of the visa was canceled hi and to add this cryptic mcs-jfar involved Cuban Bishop Kdunr- sage: "The cigarettes are lit." jdo Uoza Masvidal, expelled from Some in Ibis capital of Ihe i Cuba with 135 priests last Scplem- seething North African lerriloiyjber. The automatic excommunica-; feared a new crisis was about to [lion probably dales from thai1'! break over Algeria, torn by Vatican sources said. While, did not name country to which the offer Minicre AUSTIN' Trouble was jhad licen offered to Cosla Ricanll'rre Wodncsday for Gov. Puce Bailey no comments officials lo the rebel- proposals lo shake up plopos: WEATHER to sals hL. scvs sort 'emerge from committee. Carriker occurred Wednesday in Oran. Al-V. cily 1'1' said for 2441 Olendalo for Sil.SOH: lo.oo ll 01 lailOFUtll] E'MKln- isis. Kuropenn youths killed be expccls building permit valu-i2433 Glcndnlc for ation lo peak the million markjc.lcndalc for 2417 Glendalc during January. This would amount lo one fiflh of the million construction started here and 2405 Marsalis for in 1061. Whiltinglon saiii he ex-peels (o receive a legal opinion Thursday from Principal Associate City Ally. John Davidson on whether city officials can inspccl construe- lion work soon lo begin at Abilene Slnle School. More than a million dollars in stale funds will go into new fncililies at Ihe hospital this year. The Iwo storied Ramada Inn. designed by architect Dunne M. Kosslcr and engineer Frank Sam son of Houston, will be buill in a U-shape, separated from a colon- ial type administration building. The layout will include a circular swimming pool. A 50-fool canopy will jut out over (he oval driveway entrance. Radford Hilts, Inc., negolhilec: purchase of properly with Ihe Ra- rnndn Inn group at Houston. The building permit valuation does not Include UM cost o( the land or tV ;or George Yonge, 2457 Mar.salis for 763. also were issued (o Iho 'ollowing: James M. Johnson, huild office and shop, 042 S. 2Mb T W. Free, enclose garage, 3201 Sherry, Mrs. Turnidge. enlarge louse, 518 Henderson, John W. Martin, huild storage shed. Palm. Isaac Walker, huild two-nnil apartment. 82fi N. Treadaway, 000. Moslems williin a few ininui'v after a Moslem (crrorist wounded a Jewish woman. rtmrMiny killed during ;e in Algeria. 01 Ihe dead in the Ibroo days of lerror, 22 were Furopcans, i Moslems, Despite repealed police OF (OMMUKCI: AXV iltailii. t ,'irlly rtoiHly anil a iji.mr, tvhl ThurMi is l.Mrlly .-lonely "nil nj m.i'.'h.KK'ans IrarismillcTs, the voice of the si: ciet army leader, ex-Ccn. llaou Salan was heard in Algcr.s in Ihe :iftcriKHin. ions Congolese province. That ac- rj'ra! road count did not name the said lo have made Hie proposi-' West Texas legislators were said ho would support Daniel on tiini. bill discussed Slruclcns' nc- divided on I hi- sub.icet. and even his h.ink esrheal iviwrtir.g propo- (iviiies in oilier areas as an Craingor Mctlhany of sal and un iiybt regulation of loan of Tshomhe, who is sponsoring the'sharks. The slory said Ihe offer was worked out by Daniel and ap- Hep. .1. C. of Haskell dignanlly rejected by the Costa.proved by the Texas Farm Bureau .said he's "all for H Farm to Mar- aud in effect While and the County Judges and Cum- thai up. niissioncrs Assn. fell lb.it sonic -Vt' i q. 3-A. Tills. 1-3 at'iiy! "We believe thai such an may have to lie made was mad'.1, and that Rime- before il can pass .Ions was involved io il." White' Hop. Max Carriker of Roby and illcp. Soolt Bailey of AS ciuurij win.; lie added that Ihe attempt those expressing ronivrn I Hall HAfP "consistent with the many mhepJil the sharp reduction LIIIIC Mall llvlw to TO 'efforts Tshombi1 has made lo ob-iin Farm to Market road coiislrui'- 'Thmviliy1 recognilion of Kalanga as j A (race of ruin, and a few asi' nation. All of these Carriker put it this way: liaiKtmies men-uring a quarter tempts have failed" I "UnfovuimiMy word has boon'of an inch in diamcior were re- Sli-uelcn's. a former Belgian civ-'I'assod that all npposinp forces ported at (he H'ealher Station TKXAS Trace of Rain, Thtirsn .1.1 h 11) C'KXTJIAI, TKXAS tmil inik! with sciitiprrtl C'lniuly 1.CC D. McCarlhey. enlarge ca- bin, lot 83B, Fort Phantom I.nkc, i l.ec Bethel, enlarge lot H4 cabin j nl lake, NEWS INDEX (irady Barr and Ash by TV Scour SECTION A Rodio TV 1091 Sporti OH ncwi enclose pnlio, lot B35 al lake, j T S. Lnngfonl 4Sons, enclose loading dock, 101 Walnut, S2.400. Euseblo Miramanlez, enlarge house, 2350 Westmoreland, Scoo, Claud Corscy, enlarge MesquJU, SECTION B Food news ncwi Obiluatlei Amuiements Idito.l.U Comlct........... 4 8, 9 13 U 2 3 4 4 I 9 13 i ahoiit M, and Ihc tow Thursday phm In cut niral rond consltuc-lnight a balmy 50 degrees. tion by some ?17 million a year, and perhaps more. Hut he was nodding approval talked. as Carriker Light rain pclled Mineral and Ihe. country wesl of fort Worth and Ihe middle cbttt around Palacbs ;

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