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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               SJje girilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT I1ST YEAR, NO. 202 ABILENK, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 5, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Bank Deposits Here Hit All-Time Record Associated Prea (JP) DEPOSITS Dee. M, Scpl. 27, Dee. 31 1S61 1P61 1960 ABILENE Bank of Commerce Citizens Nalional 46.580.650 Firsl Nalional First Slale................... 16.484.786 TOTAL ABILENE OUTSIDE ABILENE Naff, Mcrkel Home Slale, Trenl Firsl Slate, Tuscola Total, 3 Banks Outside Abilene CITY BANK DEPOSITS 629.858 2.000.974 3.951.562 778.867 TAYLOR COUNTY TOTAL LOANS, DISCOUNTS Ore. 30, 1961 ABILENE Bank of Commerce Cilizens National First National 24.160.047 Firsl Stale Sepl. 27, 1961 1.869.292 19.502.178 22.815.188 flff. 31 1960 t 1.128.G53 21.234.276 7.051.361 TOTAL ABILENE OUTSIDE ABILENE Nat'l. Merkel 766.775 Home Slale, Trent 251.976 First State. Tuscola Total. 3 Banks Outv.ide Abilene 104 267.877 233 283 1.357.482 TAYLOR COWry TOTAL S57.472.834 Year 1930 1931 1932 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1940 1941 1912 1943 1944 1945 1945 1947 1948 1049 1930 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1959 1959 1960 19G1 Deposits 4.913.657 5.274.842 7.945.350 8.802.8H1 8.710.9.10 10..151.290 3ti.5U7.B65 44.946.019 41.421.073 44.0tki.344 4G.2fiS.53H 05.239.613 68.759.736 75.117.411 77.795.914 87.516.2-18 95.801.844 100.150.360 10o..W4.9S5 123.383.2ffi> Loans, Discounts In Big Increase lly JOE n. I'Ol'.VS (tlie as of Sept. Reporter-News Business Kclilnr j27. 1W.I. kit slightly less than the Bountiful ci ops. excellent ranch-'S7.089.447 reported on Dec. 31, ing conditions and lhe lure of Federal government mon-. Statements from Ihe presidents i ey in Central Texas bent de-iof all seven of Ihe banks iudi- IHisii.s. in Ahilene's four they are optimistic concern- zooming to an al.time record ofjing the future. All of Ihem credit as oi Dec. 3fl. livestock and military j date for a statement of condition 'spending for the prosperous con-! as requested by the V'rderal Comp- dilions in this sector, trulier and the Ktalc Banking1 Oliver Howard, president of the! Commission. '.Citizens National Bank, declared) No! only was the previous i-cc-'.lbpt "our arc unusually ord hr'oken, bul lhe increase at (he year-end." He credited! deposits from the year-end lolal'what he termed a nationwide of last year can be described toward a more conservative, almost fabulous. (allitude as one of the icasons. fori The four Abilene banks had ajlhc increase, indicating lhal local! total of on deposit also are following that! lhe end of Tlie i.iw lolal'trc'iid. He said that the otlon crop! shows an increase ol later than usual, and lhal this; Loans and discounts in the has caused a heavy flow of! baius also increased greatly al Ibis lime, probably "a! in Ihis area is nearinc a Howard continued, and lie. See HANK, Pg. 3-A, Cols. 3, 4 GOAL Rf-ACHED Draft Colls Cut Sharply WASHINGTON De-i fense Department announced to- day a sharp cut in draft calls for the next two months because (he Woman Is Indicted For Murder Army has reached ils buildup goal. The February draft call was set at men and the March call at 6.000. all for the Army. (die year preceding the This was the lowest since lasljwas about a monlh. The draft call for the first nionlb of the buildup, totalled; men. In Sepl ember it' reached ils high point of followed by 20.000 in October, 000 ill November, IK.OOO in De- January's ANSON 'XI, of 1249 Billie Barlow YounR. Lillius of 19G1. At the call the in the four banks totalled peak. 544.8-15, while on Dec. 30. 1961.' the total was Although there was a slight de-i Icrease m total depots for HfRUE TOUCH OF WINTER (three banks outside of Abilene at (he year's end. the tremendous increase in the city banks more lhan offset it. A new record also was set for the arnonnl of de- posits in the county, brinks There is a new record in the amount of loans n Ihe county, loo. The loliil at. lhe year's end JOB -The or ,the area l-riday morning, and in some places the flakes fell thick and fast. Martha Owen, a junior at Abilene High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Owen. 30s N. ]3ih SI., thoroughly enjoyed the cool touch of the flakes against her pretty face. (Staft photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) was S57.472.B34 for the amnty's seven commercial banks, Cold, Snow Chill Area s'.ow moving cold front c.ov- Abilene is In receive Saturday is expected to be fair'sleet and snow began with soma rlbilcnc and vicinity Thurs-'told, tat little move moisture, and cold with a reading in thejsleel and snow tailing up to mid- night and by Friday murninujChicf Meteorologist C. E. Sitehler.40s. that compares with S51.llo6.515 lhi> "CW' T i u M nrrvioiK VP-II- Slouch of (rue wimer night as Yiucling a mixtme of rain, sleet'moves. southward ainl first said. Skies are to become (air The front dropped temperatures previous year. Tolal Deposits The (olal amount ol deposits in Ilie cold front 136 degrees here in 11 hours. morning. The precipitation began almost two hours after the blus- tery cold blew in around 2 a.m. and snow. 'lures are expected to drop to lalovcrnish! low empera-lThursday's high was 70 and Ihe Sitchler said it was a slow 'moving front and began to invade was indicted.the three rural banks, Easll.ind reported lhe heaviest here Thursday on a in u r dc rjijonal of Merkel. Home State of'an'olinl nlo'sl'ire. .15 of rain, charge in Ihe Oct. 21 shootingJTrcni and First Stale ol Tiiscola-: death of Buddy Boyce of Abi-'ai lhe end of iswt amounted to' and latunrv's 15000 which was greater lhan Cl' s Tiie murder indictment was re-1--------------------------.------------------- i The average drafl call during al lhc of split SOSJ year preceding the bmlduplsjnl, llle Disiritt coml to 2u here ovei night. I At a.m., a iniMure of rain, the area Thursday afternoon. July, just before llw U.S. began' building up its military strength in the face of Russian threats to push the West out of Berlin. The January call was The Pentagon sairl that as a re- sult of higher draft calls and olh- er actions Ihe "strength objective of the Army, including provisions for manning (he two new Army divisions, has now been reached." Since tlie start of the buildup. Ihe announcement said, there has been more than a 20 per cent im- provement in enlistments. Half of the total manpower gains during the buildup have been tram in- ductions, it said. This did not include the call Io active service of llfl.oon National Guardsmen and rescrv- The Navy, Marine Corps Air Force do not iniend lo placeicailier session Tuesday, calls with Selective Service The woman gave Abilene cily lhe next two months. .police a st itemenl admitting thei The Army totaled 1.062.582 menJshoolillE afte1' il of the start of included the The regular nbfliit 943 000 Woman Files Suit on Pilot grand jury. The jury completed and1 its work afler having held an ilx-r This in a trailer Lake. house at I''oi1 Wesfgate Issued Million Doifar-Pius Building Permit A building permit tnta.'ins uard and Reserve forces on ac-i Tllc naming the 448.942 for the tola! gu-.eral con- jAbilene woman was one of 20 re- tract for construction of Wesieale b- tlie lale-Shopping Center was issued by jTliursday. After making the Building Official Leonard live duly. Officials said Ihe new draft ll'D W' wils Friday .fan. are calculated lo permit Ihe regu-j lar Army a strength somewhat be- .J" to a.m.. Abilene had re- ceived a trace at the U. S. Wentli- RuvcRii station al Municipal Airport. Several area points reported rain, sleet or snow. lircckenridgo reported a mix- lure of rain, sleet anil snoic and a temperature drop of 6 degrees between 6 and 9 a.m. Friday. lly contrast, it was 65 degrees Breckenridge Thursday. Stamford repnrled light snow which moiled on the grnur.d. The tempcranire was degrees. Hanger repnrled sleet ami high The sleet ceased al a m. SiiydiT. with a Icrnijer.ilurp of Ncrtih Central Texas Has Near-Blizzard Conditions By TI1K ASSOCIATED PRKSS lo zero al places The Texas Highway Depart- A snowstorm brought near-hliz- Veinon streets generally reported icy conditions in'zarcl conditions ami piled (throughout its Amarillo district, four feet high in North Cen'ra! Wichita Falls lo the so'i'h-i''Sn' snow and ice in places in Texas near Ihe Red River Friday.'nasl. thp ground was barely cnv-'lne Childress district. But all it was part of a genera! snow wjn, sruw roads remained open, lhal left up to one inch in Ihe Bowie. 4H miles southeast of- The return lo wintry weather Panbantlle and the Soulh Plains..Wichia I'nIK mrxlera'ely heav.'followed a day in which Texas Hakes tell as far south as and MIOW coaled lhe jrea'lemperalurcs were at near record lene. winds giMing to 3H mibs ;.n'levels, strong winds kicked up Tt'inpcrHlnre.s were relnlively hour. jblowing dust and pert of north low the million mark, but Ihey, declined to give specific passed nine cases and no-billed ne. The case of :14. icceivod .02 of moisture from.moderate for Ihe sea-on, Iv.i! ;n panliandle anslcd i fi vermn hc- blowing snnw. 17, mile per up lo near-burricane Imcc 1n miles an hour-alinost Sun bul tlie permits issuame uns i the town under'i" places made llie weather billet'. offiVul hurricane force and northeast Texas, including the Dallas-V'ort Worth area, was under rare Jainiary tornado alert. The toi'nado forecast was for an el for next "IC', i charged with murder in the Ocl year. This bu.lfie. .Htfi dealh of .limmy Wimberly. wa Congress. secret until it goes Ists. Informed sources have said thai the regular Army will be pegged at about 960.000 in the coming fis- cal year beginning July 1. Pentagon spokesmen said the new draft level is expected Io per- mit replacement of normal man-] power losses from expiration of! LONDON Rrilisli wom-jcnlislmcnts and draft service. an filed suit for damages today The Army totalled about POLL TAX BOX SCORE i Issiiranec of (he peimit lo Rose iCoiislvuction Co.. lhe cnn-j brought lhc cily the esl permit fee ever received. _.....__ IT DAINFR tl KAII1CU Bgainst a U.S. Air Force pilot who men last summer before (fie Dei- bailed oul of his jet plane whichilin buildup began, fell on her house. Named as defendant was U. Charles L. Prcscoll, assigned lo a! Suffolk airfield al the time, but since transferred to Seoll Air Force Base near Belleville. 111. The crash occurred on lhe mil- skirls of Ipswich in December 1958. The jet fell in the village of Kesgrave, flattening a hmise owned by Mrs. .loan A. Richer. the plainliff, and killing a woman in lhe neighborhood. Two more people were injured. Mrs. Riches did not ask for any specific sum. This is lefi to ihe judge and jury. Poll Taxes Paid Exemptions Claimed Total 1961 Polli, Ewrapt. Record (1960) Deadline S6.196 Jan. il Me said the fee lot a led The fee is on a JHM' basis. Wcslgale Shopping CVnler contain some square of flour space, he Tr. Total for Year Norniitl Inr N ear DVK.SS APR will BHKC'KI'A'HIDGK fcetjKASTl.AM) The Montgomery Wartl sinre KO.SCOf; has been open for business r.l Ihe SXYDKK Westgate Center for iwn'sTA.MKOIID years. Tl'SCOI.A NINE WESTWOOD PLAZA PLACES ENTERED NEWS INDEX SICTION A TV Report.......... 7 luiintli Outlook 5 5 Your Onod H.olth 5 Amuiomtntt i Sports SICTION I Idl'orhh .............2 MWI......... 3 4 R.ik-TV I I Burglar Nabbed at Work An officer fired a pistol shol to apprehend a burglar locked inside an Oak St. market early Friday morning in a night which saw burglars hit nir.e of Ihe business houses in Wcslwood Plaza for over in cash. Officer f.ee J. Peek shattered a rear door lock with a bullet from his service revolver as he forced a 27-year-old burglar inlo (he, arms of Iwo olhcr officers hur- riedly called lo Ihe scene. The susnecl. who has a police record showing 17 previous ar- rcsis. including a Tnylor County Court conviction (or assaulting an officer 90 days ngo. was captured by Officers Lloyd Skiles and If. V. Willinms in fronl of Modern Mnrket. 52fi Oak St., about a.m. Friday. Officer Peck, former president of lhe local police association, called for help after he spoiled Iho suspecl step from a rear door ol Ihe markel wilh an armload of ment. On seeing the patrol car. the Weslmoreland Si. man jumped back inside (lie store and locket! Die rear door. Peek said. 'Die of- ficer, alone on routine patrol, ra- dioed for help. When Skiles and Williams were in position al lhe front ol the store. Peek fired inlo the lock on the slore's rear door, shattering il enough lo allow lhe husky of- ficer to smash (he door ojx-n. The suspect ran out Ihe front door and was captured without I'e.-'islnnce. officers said. Invcsligntion after the arrcsl showed lhal Ihe suspect had used a rock lo smash a glass front door lo gain entry. He had taken ahout in nickels from lhe cash register, (hen loaded bis arms with assorted cms of meat. Tlie man w-as booked on sus- picion of burglary and remained in Cily Jail Inlo Friday morning undergoing questioning by officers who were trying to determine whelJtcr he was connected with Ihe nine Wcslwood I'laza bur- glaries. The nine burglaries virtually all of lhe firms located in Ihe cen- ti-i netted nboul from Iwo businesses. Zenith Cleaners, nin N. fith St.. ri'iwrlcd Die largo.-l loss, .ilmut Sine, taken from a change drawer. Knlry was gained by forcing open ii drive-in window, officers said. About WHS taken Irorn an unlocked safe in Ibc Sherwin-Wil- liams Painl Co. nt 3554 N. 6lh SI., only a few doors from the cis. Entry Itcre was gained by niimuinme covered ice Chilhcnlhe Valley News cs- Thp wimls a, Amal matctl the lal! at up lo 5 niches 1lh.u (Umn Other sources rciiorleti as lillle as an inch o( inches. Amuvillo and a hall' Snaw l s' M7 Vernon and im.h ail MI tlie: q-r Ciiillicothe reported by Ihe i Vermin Record as exlremeiy haz- near-blizzard conditions nil (II .u-dous. It w.is in tlu! 13-mile reduced visibility to Ti'iit-c slrei'h Hint drills lu 4 feel m tl but eased off later. .15 ihe highway were reported. uiicks pnl'.wl off highways.. Sleet Al tune, aljonl cars vicreipaiticulai ly l-'S. bi-cause the' SIKIU- --tailed at an overpass at Vernon. drivcis coiikl no; see lo travel. .112 but Ihey later were (reed. One ixilice unil reported Snow Snow blowing from open fields it rciiuircd Iwu hours for it Sr.tiw across the highway reduced visi-jirmel four miles. Cars Inscks al-o sin Veinon because of the sevi clilions, bin alHint an inch ;md a half of on the s ground. Some drifting occurred on L'.S 287 west of Ihe cily. 'Hie WralJiPr said Ihp J; mid Sine is e.vpeclctl to cover all lhe state during Friday u: Tiie lemiKTHliire ilropixtl U-V legrees in an hour in Dallas he from nun'etl Ihrough. blasting the mild temperatures of 'I'liurstlay. y Coltle.-t lemiwrature rrcurded J' in lhc stale during the night was cl 2ti al Ualhart. Amanllo reported M anil l.ubbock Sn. The Rureau inner lemperaliircs for Northwest Texas with the mercury going 8 decrees in Ihe northern Pan- handle and lo 24 degrees on the I Plains. f North Central Texas could mimmums of IS-'-'S degrees.' exliente soullmest 20-.'JO. 2'J :'.l, -milh central s.uilheasl Xl-K. and norltu-ast 24- ihe line from 21) miles north of i'ort Worth to 40 miles of Texar- kana for the period from 4 p.m. met lines. m the was snow was at pm WEATHER 01 CV.M31ERCE UJ'.HlltK njav, 10-A) lte iiona in noniwul. cost Ar.d I-..XAS Mualli prying ojxin the dnor, officers said Other business establishments in Ihe center hit by burglars includ- ed Uogue's (Hidden Paint Co.. Wisdom's Fashions. House nf Lamps. Custom Floors. Laird Fnr- iiiline Co. and Bea-Mary (lifts Abow in change was taken from Bea-Mary Gifts and about uas taken from lhe House of Lamps, the IWIHTS reported. Officers said Ihe burglars en- d-red Ihe House nf Lamps. Laird Fnrnilure and Bea-Mary through root venls. Tiie other bus- inesses were entered by njvning windows or prying open doors. In the roof jobs, officers said Ihe vents allowed entrance through the roofs, bul the bur- glars then had lo kick oul ceiling tile. The burglars cleaned up the shattered lile in lhe Inrnilure store, officers said. h CV.'. L 1 I gr.tl nm'h t uliiei an >.aitiuu-   ,sr rfiui edit h 1 'i i lirii M tonutit hl l.alest forecasts menlioneri ad-1 dilional snow only in Northeast, U- Jntl Texas, where lhc WciUlior rain would h'i 74 -fndmt said mixed Vrilh snow. ihlv S 41: l 11; Rfirmnrl-rr rraitinx tl rnvxi: Hum Wily Al noon, 77 fti rffll.   

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