Abilene Reporter News, January 8, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1962, Abilene, Texas Wtyt Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 205 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 8, I. svxii 3AV PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duff "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night slays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." That inscription on Hie Main Post Office of New York City has come to be the ideal of the postal department. So, loo, we mighl add, of Ihe mcler reading division of (he Abilene Police Department. No maltcr if il is snowing or raining, plug the mcler. 11 will be cheaper. An uncommonly common cold reminds that, while modern medicine can'l guarantee a quick cure, the treatment of it is now at least less messy and less smelly. Research on (he question, How did your mother (real (not cure) your cold when you were a child? discloses one gen- eral outline of medication in an early day: heat, goo and sips. First, you felt the cold com- ing on. And to svard it off, there was a foot-soaking. Huddled in a blanket you par- boiled your feet in a dishpan of water so lhat in some mysteri- ous way the hot toolsies would clear the stopped-iip head. Next you breathed medicated steam, leaning over a pan of boiling water laced with vari- ous oinlments, a towel For a hood so all tlie fumes would be di- recied at The cold descended to throat and a new series of medication began. We were all great ones for swabbing in pre-anlibiotics days. Each family had Its own pel medicine into which the cot- ton swab, was dipped. Monkey blood? But the cpW went .cteeper. down into the chest and other treatment began in earnest. Out came the flannel rag, torn from an old nightgown. Some made of Ihe rag a mus- tard plaster. That was great. Congestion was forgotten as you doctored the water blister across your chest. Some loaded Ihe flannel with a magic mixture turpentine, tallow, assorted salves? The smellier the better. As you loast- ed in front of the stove the gooey rag was warm on the chest. But then it got cold and never was there such clammy cold. You walked lumch-shoul- dcred. but still it flapped against you, icy and greasy. Ear ache in the clays of poor- ly-lieated houses? Drops of warm "sweet oil" might help. If not, heat some salt on the slovc and lie hot salt into a piece of cuptowel fwhy weren't they and you'd have a heat-holding poultice. Maybe your family leaned heavily on Ihe ho( toddy. Some fitill do. For the liny ones, il was hot lemonade (hat bit ynur tongue with fire and acid and set teeth on edge. For (lie older ones, Ihe real magic ingredient, whisky, was added. But no danger of it turn- ing you inlo a drunk, You'd hardly acquire a taste for it served, with or without lemon, in water close to a boil. If your chest got in really bad shape, maybe whisky and rock candy was needed. But (hat was generally reserved for treatment of tuberculosis. How did you treat a If you were lucky, with whisky and maybe a little sugar. But for many, we hear, Ihe treatment was kerosene 'coal and sugar. In spile of il all, mosl of us survived because, a fellow worker explains, "we didn't know any better." U.S. Delays Soviets At Border Crossing EVERYBODY HELPS This small Negro boy was one of the workers on hand Sunday at the site of a new tent city being raised to house evicted Negro tenant farmers. Six tents are planned initially to pro- vide for six families to be evicted early this week. The project is being built by members of the Hay- wood County, Tenn., civic and welfare league. This youngster was carrying a tent pole about as big as he is. (AP Wirephoto) President, Clay Agree on Berlin By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy conferred Sunday wilh Gen. Lucius D. Clay on conditions in Berlin and Germany and re- ported (hey agreed fully on how lo handle possible crises effec- tively. The chief executive talked for in hour with his personal rcpre dilative in Berlin. While Clay and Secrelary of stale Dean Rusk insisted Satur- !ay lhat (here are no policy dif- erences between them over Ber- there was little doubt that Jlay still believed the U.S. com- nandcr in. Ihe. cily should have renter authority lo handle unex- jeclcd emergencies. Again Sunday, following Ihe Clay-Kennedy session, the word House Group Seeks Added Rood Funds One Woman Killed In Yugoslav Quake BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) earthquake shook Yugoslav coastal and hinterland areas Sun day. One woman was reporter killed and 10 persons were in jured. The Belgrade newspaper Polil Ika said the casualties occurrei In the area of Makarska, a well known summer resort on thc Adrl ttic Sea. Many houses were re porteil demolished and many cat tit killed. was passed that there is ab- solutely no controversy between the general, the President and Ihe secrelary. While House press secretary Pierre Salinger read to reporters this statement by the chief execu live; "Gen. Clay and I have had a most useful and satisfactory re- view of Ihe current situation in Berlin and Germany. I have been very glad to get his report of the continuing staunchness of the peo pie of Wesl Berlin and we have talked at lenglh about the ways and means of sustaining and slrenglhcning the life of their great cily in the fulure as in Ihe past. "We have also reviewed the general problem of effective han- KENNEDY, Pg. ll-A, Col. I By STUART LONG Reporter-News Austin Bureau AUSTIN _ A House sub-com- mittee led by three Wesl Texans agreed Sunday night to Iry to estore nearly half of (he cut in arm-to-mnrket road construction proposed by Gov. Price Daniel, The five man sub-coinmiltee, leaded by Rep. Max Carriker of loby, voted to put in a "stair- step" plan of letting rural road construction money be switched o maintenance. Reps. Carl Wliealley of Knskell ind Scoll Bailey of Cisco are among Ihe other members of Ihis sub-committee. Gov. Daniel himself came lo Ihe rlouse Sunday nighl lo plead for he full switch of a year from construction to main- enance but thc sub commillce decided lo recommend (o (lie full Agriculture Commitlee that only be transferred from construction (o maintenance for he year starting September, 1962, Thereafter the amount of the bond assumption surplus which could be used for main .enance would increase from per cenl lo SO cenl at the rate of two per cent a year. Daniel asked the legislature lo allow the Slale Highway Dept. to use half ihc million a year now going for construction a n improvement of rural roads to be used for maintenance. The sub-commitlee would give Daniel only 80 per cenl o( what he nsked in Ihe firsl year and the full percentage after 15 years, The three West Texnns were joined by Reps. Jim Markgraf o Scurry and H. A. Leavertoa o Evant in making Ihe unanimou: lo Ihe Agricul ure Committee. Carriker said the full committee vould be called to meet Monday of the recommcndalioi s considered likely in view of the argely rural membership on the 7 committee. Snowstorm Threatens Cattle Drive Like Days of Past Era Related story, Pg. 2-A Auociattd Ex-Abilene Man Killed In Viet Ham SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) An American civilian engineer serving with thc U .S. aid pro- jram here died Sunday after be- ing wounded in a Communist Viet Cong Ambush. He was identified as Clyde F. Summers, 45, of El Monle, Calif. U. S. sources said Summers, a native of Abilene, Tex., and his Vietnamese driver ran into a Communist ambush Saturday while riding in a light truck 12J miles northeast of Saigon. The driver said an unarmed man in military uniform stepped nto the road and ordered (he truck to stop. But he said he kept ;oing on direction of Summers. Four of five armed men jumped !rom hiding by the roadside and opened fire. Summers was wounded in the head, shoulder and leg. The driv- er was hit in Ihe hand but kept :oing. Summers died several hours later in a Saigon hospital. Summers was identified as con-i structioi: superintendent of the 2. V. Lane Corp. of Palo Alto, if., which has a contract with the U. S. ait} mission lo build new runway at Saigon's Tan Son Nhut airport. Summers is survived by his Vietnamese widow, the former' Phan Thi Bong. She is expecting baby. Newshounds Get Piqued But No Peek at Bardot COURCHEVEL, France (AP) Friends of French sex kitten Brigilte Bardot fought a free-for-all in the snows of this chic Alpine ski resort Sunday to drive news- men and photographers away from the movie star's private chalet. When the word spread that BB, who counts waler-and snow-skiing among her many activities, had arrived in the Mt. Blanc area near the Ital- ian border, photographers and reporters from the Italian side swarmed over for a peek. Police said the visitors stormed the door of the chalet Brigilte had rented for a win- ter sports vacation but dcs- pile their entreaties, picas, threats and demands, Brigitte firmly refused to let them in. When Ihe newsmen tried to break the door down RrigiUe'E friends suddenly burst out and the melee ensued. Police, summoned to break it up, reported that no one was hurt. The only casuality appeared lo be a camera seiz- ed from a photographer by otic of Brigilte's companions and hurled into a snow bank. Blast Kills Three MAKASSAR, Indonesia A bomb exploded a few hundred yards behind a motorcade of President Sukarno here Saturday night, killing 3 persons and injur- ing 25 others. Sukarno was un- harmed. Makassar is 85 miles north of Bonlhain. WEATHER b. S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE U'EATHKH BUREAU Itfrathtr Mau. IV J-M ABILBNK AND VICINITY (Rncliui 10 ParlLv to clnudy and muu .Monday and Monday niEht Cotiler Tuesday. Kiih Monday. 55: low Monday mjtbl. 30; hiijh Tuesday. 50. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Increas ing cloudiness and Jtltlc change in tem- perature Monday. Considerable cloudiness and turning cooler Monday night. Mostlv cloudy ami much colder Tuesday; chance neraslonsl llsht rain or snow extreme north portion. High Monday 45-55 NORTIHVKST TEXAS Mostly partly cloudy to cloudy Mori day IhruuRh Tuesday. Occasional lighl mow and colder extreme iiiirth Monday inrtadfng over mosl sections by tale Tuesday. High Monday around 40 norll (o mm 50s south. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Partly cloud> ..'onAay through Tuesday. No Importan temperature changes. lliRh Monday 52-65 45 for 2-1 Sun, 51 52 5i 48 High and lour lor 34 hours ending 0 53 and 39. High and low same dale last yeir I and Sunset last night: today; sunset tonjeht: Barornplcr reading 9 p.m.: "2K. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 47 ]ier rent Cap'n Tom Dies at 69 Tom P. Summers, 69, Abilene assistant Police Chief, was found lead in bed at his home at 1533 Woodard, at a.m. Sunday. He had suffered a heart attack and stroke in 1961 and was off the job 35 days but had relumed :o work. Born at Barstow, Tex., in Ward County, July 19, 1892, "Ihe first while child born in Ward County after it was he grew up in Barslow. He moved to Colo- rado for three years and I h e n came to Abilene. He entered the Army during World War I as a member of Abilene's company of the S6tK Di- vision and saw.service in France. Afler the war he went back lo Barslow for a couple of years and married Ethyl G. Coyle there, Sept. 20, 1919. They moved back ta Abilene in 1923 and had lived nere since lhat time. "Cap'n Tom." as he was af- fectionately called by virtually ev- eryone who knew him, firsl join- j- ed the Abilene Police Force in 1930. He quit in 1939 and was self- employed in the building conlracl- ing business until 1943, when he came hack to the force. Summers was made assistant chief in 1951, and served in lhat post until voluntarily stepping down June 27, 1957, to lake a po- sition as police inspector. He resumed the duties of assist- ant chief in November of 1957 and had served in lhat capacity since then. In October 1961, he was honor- ed by the Abilene Jaycees for out- standing service lo the commun- ity during the year. He was a member of the 12th and Chestnut Sts. Church of Christ. Funeral will be held in Ihe Ki- ker-Warrcn Funeral Home Chap- el at 2 p.m. Tuesday, wilh H. L. Andrews, minisler of Ihe !2lh and Chestnut Sts. Church of Christ, of- ficiating. Burial will be in Elm- wood Memorial Park, Capl. Summers is survived by his wife: two sons, Brian of 2550 S. 2nd and Dr. Larry Summers of 1614 Minter Ln.; one daughter, TOM P. SUMMERS assl, police chief Officers Blocked For 7 5 Minutes By GEORGE BOULTWOOD f U.S. officials did not disclose BERLIN i AP> A busload of who the Russians were or their Soviet army officers was blocked purpose in West Berlin, The sud. or 75 minutes at Ihe Communist den appearance of so many So. border Sunday by U.S. military; vict officers led to speculation police enforcing a ban against [Russians might have been seeking .he Soviet commandant and his; merely to confuse or embarrass op political adviser entering jihe Americans on the checkpoint West Berlin's L'.S sector. 1 a combal com. The MPs permitted the bus thc East Gcr. cross from East to West Berlin I man autobahn inlo West Berlin Berlin sure (lie adviser (he was not among 18 annoyed after several (lavs of training in Wcs) Germany, ft was Co. A, 3rd ifler makin cers on (he bus. 11 was the third time in a Group. 6th Infantry corn- Soviet military personnel Oj 150 and 200 ......nto (lelays resulting from! The soldiers had moved .'out screening at the Berlin last week in three small. See BERLIN, Pg. U-A, Col. 1 Dallas Youth Electrocuted Knox City munisl border wall dividing the cily. West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt said in a radio broadcast Sunday the wall "is beginning to work against East Germans built il." He referred to the impression the wall makes on .'isiting world personalities who see it with their own eyes. An MP jeep was moved into Ihe path of the bus at (he Check- point Charlie crossing on Fried- richstrasse. Ihe only gateway for non-Germans between (lie two sectors. I "The bus was delayed until a; KNOX CITY iRNS> A.' 15- U.S. Russian-speaking' interpreter I year-old Dallas boy was eleclro- arrived on the scene." a U.S. culed near here about 1 p.m. Sun- spokesman said, indicating that day when an irrigation pipe Ihe language harrier had been holding came in contact with factor in Ihe incident. jau electric power tine. "At the same time." the! Charles Everett Clarify, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Clardy of Dallas, was rabbit hunting on the Tankerslcy farm, five miles east of Knox City, with his broth- Sam Kelcher at the Less than half an hour after en-jlime of the accident, lei-ing Wesl Berlin, the bus turned to Ihe East without it dent. Both Alekseev and his Col. Andrei Solovvev, spokesman said, "Ihe Soviet prov- osl marshal, Lt. Col. Lazarev, ar- rivcil and gave assurances thai Lt. Col. Georgi Alekseev (Hit po- lilical adviser) was not aboard." barred from (lie American sector lasl month in retaliation for at- lempls by East German border Kclclier said the youth was try- ing to shake a rabbit out of (he pipe, when it struck the electric boss. S line leading to an irrigation pump were in (he field. The youth was kilted instantly. Clardy and his parents were Mrs. Annie Drcnnon of 3001 S. 8th; one sister, Mrs. Lotlie

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