Abilene Reporter News, January 11, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WES ic WORLD EXACTLY AS IT n v.-v XO 03 BIST YEAR, NO. 208 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prtu (IP) HOR1NS IN A COLD TUEK fili) of berries from Taiiglewood The San Francisco area is be- sieged by robins, the Associated Press reports. The Abilene country, too, has at this moment an unusual num- ber of visiting robins, local householders advise. The San Francisco robins have been on a mighty binge since Gorging on pyracantha ber- ries. "They arc swackcd." says AP. (Swacked? That vord shows up, too, in the current Sat- urday Evening Post. More swacky acquaintances say it. means Ihe same as boiled or potted.) California robins wili strip a whole yard, will stagger and fall off rooftops and otherwise con- duct themselves in mast disor- derly manner. But nol so with Ihe West Tex- as according .to local' robin rumors. Ours are stone cold sober. At least thxsyfax stone.! cold. You can sec 'them bundled about, feathers ruffled against the sub-freezing wind. Now, who knew that pyra- caullia berries could develop a formidable alcoholic charge from fcrmcnlalioii? One portly spaniepl wiio lives in north Abi- lene, we understand. She risks the thorns to browse among the winter reddened b c r r i e s, munching here and there. Texas berries can have just as much charge as California's, Texans will insist, but the rob- ins have escaped debauchery lo- cally, reports say. It in ti s I have been the weather that saved them. We do have a lot of robins. Mrs. T. J. Newman, 857 Cy- press, was the first to call it to .be newspaper's attention. Other robin reports have since come from the south and southwest parts of town. Mrs. 0. 0. Walts confirms .his. Mrs. Watts and her hus- d, Dr. Walls (Ilardin Sim- mons University have 'or some lime now been official reporters lo the U. S. Depart- ment of Interior, Fish and Wild- life Service, on bird move- ments. They report, on re- quest, twice yearly on birds in which the government is inter- ested. "Yes, we seem lo have more robins this year and they have stayed longer than Mrs. Watts says. "No, I haven't seen any tip- sy." The visiting robin, who ordi- narily stays around only a few days en route south, is some- what heavier than the mocking- bird and cardinal, Mrs. Watts says, lie hardly lives up to his "red breast" name. He is gray- ish brown on top and his breast is a dull brick color. Through ils corps of helpers such as Dr. and Mrs. Watts, the U. S. agency keeps track of certain birds. This year it asked its volunteers to report on some 15 to 20 birds. Mrs. Walls says she has been able to identity positively three of these visiting West Texas, the nightlmwii, the chimney swift and the slate-colored jun- co. Uncle Sam didn't ask for rob- in reports. He isn't interested in the robins, drunk as are Cal- ifornia's or sober as are ours, it seems. But we have robins. And they arc no sign of spring, Tire Makers To Set New Price Lists WASHINGTON (AP) Virtual- ly all manufacturers of automo- bile (ires agreed Wednesday lo establish new price lists. The agreement ended one of Hie biggest 'antitrust pases in Hie 47- year history of the Federal Trade Commission. Fourteen tire am! lithe manu- faclurei's and two trade associa- tions signed a consent order de- scribed by the FTC as "halting a price-fixing conspiracy." The companies signed the order '.or purposes of settling the case. They, did not admit lo any viola- lions of the law. A key provision requires each manufacturer to abandon existing prices and establish new ones without consulting o'.hers in the industry. If any of the new prices are changed within two years aft- er adoption, those responsible would have to document the rea- sons. The firms were named by the FTC in a complaint which charged that members of the rab- er industry were fixing uniform prices illegally, exchanging con- 'idential information on prices and selling terms, and fixing bids on federal, stale and' local gov- ernment contracts. The consent order prohibits the companies from engaging in any of these practices. Among those signing the order were tlie industry's big four: Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., and B. F. Goodrich Co., all of Akron, Ohio, and United States Bubbor Co.. New York City. Trade associations signing were: The Rubber Manufacturers Association, New York City, and the Tire and Rim Association, Inc., Akron. WEATHER u, s. OK COMMKKCK WKATHKR B1JHEAU AND VICINITY ('undine 40 jniles) Continued cloudy anil elk' (hnniRh Friday ctiiLiice (or M Thursday, Possibly a litllp uarmer by Friday, ullh clouils beginning to High Thursday. 15 lo I'D. Imv Thursday night 5 to [0. high Friday atoutul :IO tire i ocs, NOHTH CENTBAI. TKXAS Consider, able cloudiness Thursday and TluirsiiJU night and soiltlie.isl Friday. SiMttercc liKnl snow rrenfral and south ending hursdny meht. Parity cloudy anil no' lite so cold and north Friday ijth TliurwEay1 IS-aa. .NORTHWEST TKXAS Mostly cloudy -juth clear lo partly cloudy nortii Thurs- day and Thursday ntuln. Scattered lilhl snow extreme south Thursday with n tiotlal accumulation to inches. C... to partly cloudy Friday. Nut quite cold norlh "Vlmrsda-v and over area Thursday J3-2T, a.m. 112 ____ Wednesday p.m. 12 12 12 High and for endin 15 and B, Ifich and law samp date last yean 59 and Sunset lisl nijjht: sunrise today: ;4li sunscl tonight: Illirorncter reading at 9 p.m.: 2fl.9 Hiinuriily at 9 p.m.: 60 nvc cent. Bowles Says Press, Others Unable to Communicate CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) Presidential adviser Chester Bowles blamed American educa- tion, press, radio and television Wednesday njghl for what he said Is lack nf public understanding of world affairs. He spoke of their "inability lo communicate the Irac depth of today's problems." And he linked this with what he called a gap "between the harsh realities of world affairs with which our policymakers in Wash- inglon -must deal on a daily basis, and the lack of understanding of these realities among the majoi segment of our population." Bowles in a speech prepared (or the American Association of Col- leges, said failure lo the world as it is today can be disastrous. He ciled Ihesc subjects as areas of misunderstanding: the ferment in underdeveloped countries, the hard reality of Soviet power, emergence of ComiViunisI China as the potentially ireatesl forec In Asia, and the scientific and technological revolution now sweeping the world. The result, Howies said, has been fears and frustrations which hove led many Americans lo be- lieve war is inevitable. "Others, appalled al (he com- plexity of International affairs, seek release from reality in hunt for culprits in their own neighborhoods who fail lo conform with their own he con' Untied, 'Warm' 30 Degrees Seen Here Friday Abilene and.a'fea residents will 'bask" in 20 degree temperatures Thursday if the predicted high is norther which blasted through the Monday night. Weather Bureau said Wednesday night tempera- Accompanying the cold weather .tiros will range from 15 to was the highest barometric pres- 20 degrees Thursday, following a sure reading in local Weather FIRE AFTER'EXPLOSION Flames out of the o[ the .Ralsloii- Purina Company during a fire that followed an explosion in St Louis, Mo, lale 'Wednesday. IVo persons Were killed and 36 iiijuied Hospital leports'saul 23 of the injured were In serious condition. (AP Wirephoto) Air Force Buildup Indies! FOR STATE SENATE Lofimer Makes Race MADISON, Wis. (AD Secre- tary of the Air Force Euaone M.j Zuckerl imiiealed Wednesday A Hires-way race for 24th "in the very near Irict State Senator developed Wed- nesday with the aiiiiouncenient bv tiighl the Ail1 Force plans to in- crease its regular forces lo cope with future cold war flare-ups, rather than count on reserve or air guard units. The reserve forces called lo Truclt Lalimcr of Abilene that he would inn fur the office. Senator David Hatliff of Slam- llie incumbent, said Latimci. has 'I'avlor County in the lower House for the last 10 years. "During these 10 yeai said. "I have served on many ini- week he would sock coinmiltees aurt have han- ;md his formal announcement mllc'h legislation of local and "There will always be problems feel Unit the people who CHESTER BOWLES 'luck of understanding' Bowles said such people .-ire 'presumably thoughlful Dill Ilicy ilcmnml Ihe Unilcd withdraw from the Uniled Nations, abandon its allies, raise tariffs, nnrl.cut the budget "while simultaneously threatening war against, any nation which earns our displeasure." The former undersecretary nt stale, who was nnmed Kennedy's special adviser In November, sin- gled out the schools as Ihe fumla mental reason for this lack of understanding. He suggested a re-examination of what schools offer in the fields of history, economics ami inter- national relations. Al the same time Bowles blnmed many newspapers, radio and television stations and maga- zines for part of the misunder- standing. These communications media, he said, "dramatize nonessentials to oversimplify complex ques- tions, and lo imply U.S. impotence one day and omnipotence the next." This altitude, he said, has helped cre.ite "a national mood of confusion and frustration." Bowles criticized TV news com- mentators, saying. "We are ail familiar will) those television 'newsmen' reading Ihe day's sob- crest headlines with Ihe reckless abandon of sport announcers." He said the newspapers and radio and television stations have responsibility brush aside Ihe friyia, lo forego the super- dramatic headlines, and to bring lo Ihefr renders nnd listeners a deeper and more balanced under- standing of the world." in calling up reserve forces in future flare-tip Our solution is lo provide some increases in active force levels." But, Zuckcrt said, tlte Air lie- serve and Air National Guard 'will continue lo have a vital role lo providing the basis for additional expansion if needed and performing other essential tasks." The Air Force chief did not go nlo detail on plans to increase regular forces, but it w.is be- icved the new defense budget will contain money for beefing up U.S. strength in jet fighter planes lo support ground troops and ranspovl planes to carry those troops to trouble areas. Complaints arose during Ihe Berlin crisis military buildup from some Army rcservi-sls and guardsmen wlio objected to Ihe way Ihe callup was handled. Zuckert spoke in glowing terms of the performance of the Air Guardsmen ami Air Hescrv- isUs called to duty last Fall. "We are very proud of the speed, efficiency and profession- alism with which both our reserve forces and our active duly forces have met the current (he air secretary said. POLL TAX BOX SCORE Poll PoU____ Exemptions Claimed Totals 1961 Pelli, Ea.mpt, Record J.n. 31 NEWS INDEX SECTION A Spord 10, 11 Oil ncwi............. H SECTION B Women's ncwi......, 2, 3 Obituaries 6 Amuicmrnls 6 news.............. 9 editorials 10 RaJio-TV logt.......... H TV Scout............ 15 Firm markets......IS us (he right to! n in (he thai is not afraid to speak on issues which effect them As .1 candidate and as senator will make myself available al limes nol just on election r introduced in Austin if A native of Slinckclford County was reared in Jones County lie attended school al moved to Abilene lo where lie received or of arts degree in he would run .because Hnlliff andlsonnte I 'orm of dcnyin vote." This was interpreted o.s a refer encc lo legislation Ratliff and ner introduced in Austin Momlnyij which in effect would eliminates Impact from n validating ;icl pass-j. cd by the Legislature" lasl nor. The validating act was ed to help another small coiiimini-' V ily elc.-ir'a technical legal hurdle.ij, _, but lawyers have indicated Rash of Fires Caused by Cold lions are not upsel by Ihe winter weather. The bitter cold spell followed :i fear it also may have thej je incorporation of Impact. l.alimcr said in Austin yester- day he will formally file with eai'hj of the 13 county Democratic I.ATIiMF.U. ow of 8 degrees recorded Wednes- day. There's a chance for snow early Thursday, and a possibility that "Yiday's temperatures will reach 30 degrees. Clouds are expected 0 break up by Friday, if condi- Gas Cut To Industrial Firms Here Use of natural gas by Abilene's, Class 4 industrial firms has been ordered cut by 35 per cent be- cause of the residential beating demand during ine current cold spell, W. M. Braymcr, Lone Slar Gas Co district manager, rcporl- ed Wednesday. The curtallmcnl order was is- sued Wednesday about p.m. on the heels of reports of low pres- sure and shortages-of the fuel ill some surrounding communities. During the 24-hour period of frigid weather continuing Wed lesduy night, Lone Star Gas Co. reported (he consumption of 4-1 million cubic feel to City of Abilene customers. Within Ihe nesl 24 hours, Braymer predicted, 50 million cubic feet of natural gas will be consumed. Last year Ihe largest 24-hour use period recorded 33 million cubic feet of fuel consumed, while in 1960 the peak usage was listed 36 million cubic feel. Firms affected by Ihe curtail- ment action include West Texas Utilities, Debco Corporation, Pay- master Feeds, Abilene Brick Co.. Foremost Dairy. Continental Oil Co. water flood project, Zachary Asphalt Co.. Abilene Laundry, Abilene Concrete Block Co., City of Baird and Gooch Packing Co. !n (he Rnstland area, low gas pressure was reported in Olden but the shortage was quickly al- leviated. Gordon Goldston. East- land's Lone Star Gas Co. man- ager, said in Ihe past 24 hours the company had delivered a recorc amount of fuel. He said reserves were ample ami that there would be no curtailment to industria users. Jack Carotiiers, district engi neei, said that in the 2-l-lioui period ending Wednesday morn ing the entire I.one Star Gas system had delivered a retort load of cubic feel ol natural gas to users. About 125 million cubic feet of this tolal was moved into system lines from the area extending be- tween Gordon and Pueblo, Al Rising Star, gas pressure 1 was low Wednesday and residents Bureau history, which dates back o 1885. At 11 a.m. Wednesday he mercury in the official baro- noter climbed lo 31.07 inches, sea evel pressure, which reduced to 29.07 at Abilene. The second high- est barometeric reading ever re- corded here was 31.06 on Feb. 12; 18M, Chief Meteorologist C. E.' ''itchier at the Abilene U. 5. Weather Bureau reported. Abilene officially received .20- nch of snow, with a moistuie con- ent of .02. Heaviest snowfall was from Jayton, where an inch of snow covered the ground.' The old-fashioned method of .hawing out frozen water pipes by 'ire was responsible for starting Jlazes in two houses and a drive- 'n grocery Wednesday. Firemen pumped two minutes luring the noon hour at 1337 S.: LaSalle St. on a fire which started. See WEATHER, was elected to the Ugisla- tuic u. and has served n. the fol. hcatj J, Sessions. >3rd Ihi'ough the 571 h Pg. 3-A, 5j dent "ie said Wednesday night that situation still liad not im- proved. C. G. WRITTEN new bank director C. G. Whitfen Joins Board Of 1st State A prominent young Abilene at- torney was elected to the First State Bank's board of directors and two officials of the bank re- ceived promotions Wednesday af- ternoon. At the annual meeting of stock holders, C. G. Whilten, lawyer and. member of the Abilene school board, was added to the board and at a siibserjuent meeting of the board of directors promotion.1! were announced for Jeral V. Mil- ler and Leonard Mosley. All of the directors were re- elected at the stockholders meet- ings, They are T. S. Armstrong, J. E. Connally. Charles P. Mc- Gaha of Wichita Falls, V. C. See tt'HITTEN, Pg. ,1-A, Cols. 3-1 Cold Air Hits State Hy THE ASSOCIATED I'ltKSS More snow aud a tiew mass of cold air shouldered into Texas Wednesday nighl as the (loath loll bUiniecl on the great winter storm mounted and temperatures sagged lo record levels. The sub-tropical Lower Kin Grande Valley braced for a rare- arid p o s s i b 1 y freeze. Additional snow, expected lo be heavy in southern parts of North- west Texas, was in "ic forecasts for all of HiB slate's norlhirn half and was expected to continue in ffisl Tfxtts through Thurs- day night. Fire added lo Texans' woes as a rash of Industrial and residen- tial plagued the cold-ridden cities, Dallas had more than a score of residential fires in less llinn ill hours. Slephcnville, Hous- ton. San Antonio and For! Worth reported home-wrecking blazes. lioad conditions remained un- and hazardous most pavls of the slate ex- cept in the far western areas where they worsened. The Texas Highway Department said ice be- gan forming lale Wednesday on bridges and roads in its Odessa district. Travel was reported dan- gerous in the mountain areas around Kl I'aso as light snows fell in temperatures down lo below zero. Thermometer read ings near were expected in norlheosl and north central portions of Ihe slate nnd as low ns 8 Mow in Northwest, Texas, Predictions called for lows of 10-20 in South Central and Southeast Texas, 8-20 in Southwest Texas and 2-17 in extreme Southwest Texas. The Dallas Independent School i The deep freeze penetrated ii.la District, noting the forecasts and the Gulf of -Mexico, sheathing parts hazardous, icy streets in Ihe city, joined hundreds of others across the state in closing down. K.vcn Laredo, on Ihe usually warm flio Grande, planned no schools Thurs- day. Business ami industry, hit not only by a lack of customers, suffered also from absenteeism. Many closed their doors. Al leasl 13 persons perished in Ihe cold from weather-related causes, some because they stood loo close to overheated stoves lo keep warm. Gas companies were hard pressed lo maintain pressure as both Lone Star Gas Co. and South- ern Union Gas Co. reported the heaviest drains on their facilities in history. Use of electric power, loo, surged upward. of Galve.slon Bay in ice 6 inches Ihick.' It swept into Ihe semi-tropical Lower fiio Grande Valley and threatened major damage to some vegetable crops and lo citrus, Kleven years ago similar temper- atures almost wiped out Texas' cilms groves. Forecasters jaid Ihe Rio' Grande Valley might have the lowest temperatures in half a century by morning. The Weather Bureau issued blizzard warning for the section wcsl of Ihe Pecos Valley in Texas. The warning said up lo 4 of snow might fall overnight and winds of 30 m.p.h. 4 ;

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