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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron ABILSNE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 15, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Auocuutd Frett HardemanBlocks Anti-Impact Bills Reporter-News Auktta Bitnaa AUSTIN Two bills which Would have left the decision on Impact's validity to the 42nd Dis- trict Court of Taylor County were set back Monday when Sen. Dor- sey B. llardemaii of San Angelo raised points of order thiit the bills were not within Gov. Price Daniel's call tor the special ses- sion. Sen. David Ratlin of Stamford WEATHER D. 8, DKJ-AKTMEVI OK CO.MMEBCE .WEAIXER ABILENE ANDmviClNirY VI miles) Fair thrmnh Tuesday. Huh MoodM 50-35. Low Monday nl.ht Hijib. Tuesday U-M. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Fair lo- dav and Tuesday. Colder today. Not unite so cold lontiht, a little warmer Tuesday. Low UHiljht 25 lo 36, Hiih ToesOay la northwest to 62 La south. NORTHWEST TEXAS _ Fair toda tad tonlthl. Warmer In norlh today and over area (onlchl. Tuesday partlv cloudy, luminj colder in north, a little warmer in southeast. Low tonlfht 22 to 28. HlKh Tuesday 38 In northwest to 60 in souln _ TEMPERATURES M" 47 rj a.m. I ii 16 S llffi 39 jujn ana low For a.m.: S3 and 13. HUh ud >ow same date last year: H and Suuel list Jlrbt: suiirile. today: sunset tonUbl- Barometer readlu at noon: 28.45, Hvnlaity al noon: 34 per cent. made an effort to suspend the rules to bring up the bills, ptead- ng with the Senate on a personal basis to let him pass the bills. lie said Impact was validated >y two bills passed in 1961 which applied to Impact accidentally as "a slray shot." Raaliff said the mayor of Impact ias threatened to remove him rom the Senate. He called it 'blackmail" in referring to the announcement by Mayor Dallas i'crkins that he will run against Ratliff for the Senate. But Hardeman raised the point of order and it was sustained by President Pro Tern Charles Her- ring of Austin. Hardemon told Ratlitf: "I'm for you and I'll campaign for you, but the Constitution is the Constitution." Hardeman also raised points of order against all other local bills which senators attempted to bring up. Last week, a large number of local bills were passed without points of order being raised. After the Senate adjourned Mon- day. a number of Senators accept ed Gov.Daniel's invitation to talk with him about local bill.s which they would like to have intro duced. He has promised that if his leg- islative program is nearly com- pleted this week, he will allow the consideration of local bills. Censorship Trial Slated Tomorrow .Corporation Court Judge Don Wilson Monday overruled a de- fense motion to squash the com- plaints against four persons ae cused of violating the city's movie cejjforship ordinance. The jury trial, expected to run left-Hum a.day, is scheduled to begin a.m. Tuesday. Judge Wilson said he overruled on the motion to allow the jury to exercise ils full power (o de- termine both the facts' and the law Involved in the case. He explained that Corporation Court rules are different from those governing county nnd dis- trict courts. In the higher courts, the jury decides only on the facts leaving the interpretation of the law lo the judge. He said Defense Atly. Beverly Tarpley, of the firm of Scarbor- ough, Black and Tarpiey, will be free to argue Ihe points of her motion before the jury if she chooses. Mrs. Tarpley filed a motion to squash Ihe complaints last week. The motion was based on what she termed a conflict between Ihe city's ordinance and the state's re- cently passed "anti-smut" stalule. The city's prosecutor in the case, Asst. Cily Ally. Bob Mander son. said he has discussed Mrs. Tarpley's brief with Judge Wil- son. He said his formal answer would be handed to Ihe judge la ter Monday afternoon. Manderson said his brief "will controvert the authorities cited in the brief filed by Mrs. Tarn- ley." A special venire of 50 prospec- tive jurors has been summoned for the trial. The court clerk said this "Is a little more than usual." Accused of violating the ordi nance are Mrs. Katherinc Jacob; 1801 Portland owner of the Crescent Drive-In Theater- Du- ane Gates. 3033 Wavcrly St., man- ager; Solon L. Starr, 931 S. Gth St., projectionist; nnd Nina Brad- dock, 833 Kirkwood St., ticker sell- er. The four were arresled in the early hours of Dec. 4 at the S Treadaway Blvd. theater by Po- lice Capt. Ixmnax Martin who was by City Ally. John Da- vidson and Joe D. Pride, chair- man of the city's movie review board. Pride signed the com All are free on appearance bonds totaling The film remains in the Police Department vault. Indteations are that only the erne Against Mrs. Jacob will be tried Tuesday. Dspending on Iht outcome of this case, other trials may be set. Manderson is expecled lo inlro ducc Ihe offending film, "Not To- light, into evidence dur- ng Ihe trial. Manderson said he'plans to ask for a showing: He declined to :omment on how or where the CENSOR, Pg. 2-A, Col. NEWS INDEX JfCTtON A ....M T. HwMi ____ 12 HCTION 4 A WMMM'I MWI 1 4 TV Stall DhMe IltnrT WclII Jr. MRS. ROBERT BAKER AND FRIEND TONKA she calmed dog when others couldn't Wife of Injured Officer Calms K-9 Tonka, a big German Shepherd assigned to X-9 duty with the Abi- lene Police Department, was. [umd uninjured about a.m. Monday, four hours after he and lis handler, Officer Robert Baker, were involved in an auto accident growing out of a high-speed chase. Baker, an officer for the past 15 months, suffered a severe head laceration and other cuts and cruises when he apparently lost control of his squad car on the Old Potosi Road at S. 25th St. The officer, of 2318 Glendale, was reported in satisfactory-condi- tion at Hendrick Memorial Hos- pital Monday morning. Officer Baker and Tonka were on routine patrol Sunday night when Baker spotted a car weav- ing down S. Treadaway Blvd. The Reds Free Two American Youths BERLIN (API-Two American rtudents, jailed for trying to smuggle a girl out of East Berlin, were released by the Communists The students, Victor Searlcs Pankey and Gilbert Page Ferrey, both 20 and both from Tustin, Calif., were sentenced to two fears imprisonment by an East Berlin court last Sept. 26.. Pankey's father, Edgar Pan- (ey; and Ferry's mother, Mary Ferrey, both went across to East Berlin today. When they returned through the Friedrichstrasses checkpoint they were accompanied by the two stu- dents. Reporters at the check- point saw the two young men. The father of Pankey arrived 10 days ago, stating he had per- mission from the Communist au- :horilics to visit his son in an East Berlin prison. Mrs. Ferrey arrived last week. The two students were among six foreigners convicted by the East German court of violating the East German law 'prohibitinj "Ilight from the Republic" and the passport law. The Americans were accused ol trying to smuggle a girl student of Humboldt University in East Berlin to the West in the luggage of their automobile. The girl was not identified in he report of the trial distributed by the official East German news agency, A.D.N. Three of Ihe foreigners, a Brit- on, Bernard Collclt, and two Unit- ed Arab Republican citizens were released after serving only a fciv weeks of their sentences. The two students were not im- mediately available for comment. Their automobile made only met pause at the checkpoint. The official East German news agency ADN announced the two Americans were pardoned through 'an act of clemency" by Com- munist chief Walter ITIbricht. The Communist regime first-an- nounced the arrest of Ihe foreign- ers Sept. 13, 1961. So the Ameri- cans had been in jail at least 125 days at the time of their release. They were on a vacation Irip lo Europe when they macfc their alleged attempt to smuggle out .he East Berlin girl. Alke Ion Weds Airlines Copilot DALLAS Lon, once "The Champagne Lady" of the Lawrence Welk orchestra, was married Sunday to an airlines co pilot. The groom is George Balln of Sherman, a graduate of Texas Miss Lon, 34, has lived In Dallas since she left the Welk orchestra in 1959 In a dispute over which songs she was to sing. She is a native of Kilgore. Miss Lon previously was mar- ried to Bob Waterman, a former football player she met while they attended Kilgore Junior College They separated In It U the first marriage for Bo Un Bolln In the brother of Mrs Shelby Horn of Ml Shelton St. Mr and Mrs. Ham attended UM wed Space Balloon Breaks Over Sea squad car was on Butternut St. When the officer attempted to slop the car a high-speed chase developed which roared into south Abilene and onto the dirt road. Police Chief Warren Dodson said Baker apparently lost con- rol of the squM car in the dust and his car slammed into a dirt embankment, throwing Baker and the dog from the sedan. While the officer was in the emergency room at Hendrick hos- pital, a search started for the dazed dog. Chief Dodson said. "We spotted him a number of Dodson said. He said the dog would not come to any of ihe officers. "He is trained to respond to commands given only by persons with whom he is Dod- son explained. Mrs. Baker, with whom the dog is familiar, was summoned from ihe hospital about a.m. to as- sist officers in the capture of Ton- fa. Tlie dog came to her instant- .y, Dodson said. Chief Dodson said the dog was .aken lo a veterinarian and found to be uninjured. 'He must have been addict! in .he Dodson said. "Olhcr- wisc, he would not have left Ba- ker." He said Ihe dog was re- :urning to the wreck scene when finally was captured. A pickup has been issued for Ihe automobile Baker was chas ing at the lime of the crash, Dod- son said. It had not been found late Monday morning. Dutch Sink Indonesian Torpedo Boat HOLLANDIA, New Guinea (AP) Indonesian torpedo boat was sunk by Dulch patrol ships inside West New Guinea's territorial ivaters on Ihe south coast, navy said today. At least three Indonesian motor torpedo boats were intercepted and a second may have been sunk, the navy said. The third fieri. The Dulch news agency quoted the navy commander in Hollandia as saying it was thought the Indo- nesian warcraft might have been th'> vanguard lor an invasion. A Ditch Defense Ministry spokes- man at Tlie Hague refused to comment when asked whether the clash meant an actual state of n-ar between the Netherlands and Indonesia. Indonesia has threatened to seize West New Guinea by force if necessary and Dutch officialsjcandidate announced for the coun- it Biak report small bands ot'ly's new Place 2 Monday. CAPK CANAVERAL. Fla. (API huge space balloon broke apart hundreds of miles above the Atlantic today as it was inflating to the size of a 13-story building. The breakup of the big balloon dubbed "Big Shot "-showered several pieces of aluminum coat- ed plastic into the ocean about 600 miles southeast of the Cape. The pieces, illuminated brillianliy by the rays of the rising sun, pro- vided a spectacular show for ob- servers. Tile 500-pound bundle of plastic sheeting was folded neatly in a canister in the nose of a Thor rocket which blasted off at a.m.. in an experiment aimed at tesling techniques for launching an advanced Echo communica- tions satellite. A few minutes after Ihe launch, A contest developed or Taylor holder in Templelon-Kimbrough the National Aeronautics and County Place in the State Legis- lature and the first Republican ED TEMPI.ETON' GOP Place 2 hopetol JABK PRATT for Place 1 Republican, Demo Seek Legislature Tear Blamed On Quick Expansion H-SU Athletic Council Meeting The Hardin Simmons Univer- sity athletic council composed of representatives of trustees, fa- culty and administration was in session Monday afternoon to interview at least one oilier can- didate for coach-athletic director of (he university. Several applicants have already been interviewed. Reports on these previous interviews were lo jbc considered during Monday's I meeting. Indonesians have begun infiltra- ion but are being rounded up. They said some have been killed in clashes with Dutch patrols. The navy spokesman said the Indonesian torpedo boals were .nlercepted near Etna Bay. This is a region within easy range of some of the eastern Indonesian islands believed used as a base for the infiltrators. Hendrik Assink, district officer of Dink, estimated the tolnl num- ber of invaders at "perhaps a couple of hundred." Their pur. pose, he said', is to try lo stir up unrest among the Papuan population. The Indonesian bands "have been a total loss as they have not been supported with no said. Assink said some of the indi- cators were former employes in West New Guinea who returned in groups of 20 and 30 carrying modern weapons "but they are interested in agitation, not fighting, unless attacked." ene pharmacy owner, said he will run on a conservative platform md seek the Republican nomina- tion for Place 2 in the May Re- publican primary. 1-iter in 'the morning, Jabe Pratt, 47-year-aid owner of an ad- vertising agency and of Beacon Recording Studios, filed with County. Democratic Chairman Tom Webb for Place 1. The of- iice is now held by Rep. Truetl Latimer who has announced he will be a candidate for the State Senate Post now held by Sen. Da- vid Ratliff. Attorney Allen Glenn also is a Democralic candidate lor Place 1. Pratt has held no polilical at fices before except that of Demo- cratic Free. 4 chairman. A native of Little Kock, Ark., POLL TAX BOX SCORE Foil Taxes Paid Exemptions Claimed Totoll 1961 PoHi, Exempts Record (1940) ___ Deodlirx Jan. 31 3 iicn .r-iciiv .IIUIKIUV T-., Ed Templelon, 37-year-old Abi- 931 Hickory. Pharmacies, Inc. The iirm Space Administration announced ates Tcmplelon Pharmacy, 17i8'tnal lnc balloon had separated Campus Court, and Kimbroughirrom tne Thor alKl nad started harmacy, 931 Hickory. inflate. But a short while lali-r He was born in Amarillo space agency said that ihe 1.U.J ajui.ll 111 nUJQl illU Umi'a -i I came to Abilene in 1937. A spllt' graduate of Abilene High School1 a television film- and a 1950 graduate of the lnat Perhaps versity of Texas. Templeton sphere much resi- tended Abilene Christian College !dual a'.r which caused il to cxpand one year before joining the 1u'clib'. in 1943. He was a naval aviator' The TV film' relayed from a for 44 months, becoming a lieu-lcamcra in (he Thor tenant -Templeton is ajshowed vividly the separation of former member of the Xaval ranisler from the rocket, and a resident of Texas since the age of six months. Pratt came with family to Ranger, attended public school there and also at ;ended Abilene Christian College for two years, He worked for Boy- er International Laboratories from 1936 until the firm was sold in 1945, becoming division manager. He was in charge of sales pro motion and advertising west of Ihe Mississippi, and had his of- fices here. He was division (9 status) manager for Dermetics Inc., a cosmetic firm from until 1957 when he and Dr. R. W. Varncr bought controlling stock in Chronicle Publishing Co. here They sold their interest after one year and he established his ad- vertising agency and recording studio. He also formerly operated a stock farm in the Mulberry Canyon area. Pratt and his wife, the former Yvonne Mayfield, live at 3225 S. 7th. They have two sons. Bobby James Pratt, a student at ACC and Church of Christ- minister at Rochclle, and Butch, a senior at Sec RACE, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 Wreck Kills Dyess Man Near Eden EDEN A.l.C. Carl Robert opening of the canister with one- half slipping off into space and sudden inflation of the balloon and the almost immediate ripping. The lear first appeared about three seconds after inflation, and immediately split the balloon into several pieces. Newsmen viewed the film at a news conference. Officials said the film was much clearer than expected and that it was among the best foolage of type ever relayed from a space vehicle. Walter Brcsselte. a project of- Scruggs. 29, of Dyess Air lhc expansion of the Base, Abilene, was killed in alballoon was much more rapid than one-car accident on U. S. High- anticipated, indicating that pcr- way 83 a miles south of here at nilPs an overdose of air had been 2 a.m. Monday. His car failed to make a turn, went off Ihe highway and struck placed in the sphere before launching to help the inflation. Actually, the amount of air was ;very small. The main inflation gunrriposls, a telephone pole, went vely I I j was caused by 50 pounds of sub- through a fence and ended ,_ nigh aboul 50 feet off the highway in limiting powder which turned to a pasture. gas in space. Several hours later skindivers The car rolled several times and 1 recovereti a 16mm movie camera the airman's body was f o u n d j whlch from the Thor about 75 feet from the Scruggs was alone. Eden Justice of the Peace Mark Jones pronounced Scruggs dead on arrival in ?-den. Funeral arrangements are car'land landed about 250 miles north- east of San Salvador. This film should provide a wider angle look at Ihe breakup. Asked ihe price of the balloon, which began ripping at an altitude pending at Day-Lovclnce Funeral nbou'. 300 miles, nn official said Home in Eden. Dyess authorities said they had only it was "several thousand dollars." Neivsmeii at the Cape saw Ilia no positive identification on thejhoginnini; of the inflation process Abilene High School. Pratt'sjman prior to presslime. A safety las the sun reflected off the gleam- mother, Mrs. Virda Prall, officer was dis-jing surface. The balloon at first at 841 S. Willis. jpatched lo the scene lo investi-iappeared as a solitary star driit- Templelon is the principal slock-' gale. I ing slowly upward in the sky. WORLD PERIL REMAINS, BUT JFK Thinks Reds in Trouble Too EDITOR'S NOTE: Pierre Salinger, press secretary to President Kennedy, recently said, "The President has long regarded Mr. White (William S. While) as a most knowl- edgeable ami informative writer on the national nnd in- ternational scenes." Now, at the start of his second year in office, President Kennedy has granted an exclusive in- lerview to White talking freely on what he sees ahead, from the long struggle wilh communism to legislative but- tles soon to start. This is While's report.) By WII.UAM S. WHITE WASHINGTON John F, Ken- nedy enters the second year of hli Presidency In what can only be called a mood nf relaxed de- termination and philosophic calm A year ago, just after his In auguratjon, he was privately elated t Mrvwatjr to an vith a job which both fascinated frankly ami ened him. Today, the eagerness is left, hut not (he nervousness-ami not the He is neither downcast nor 'nil of glad optimism; not "up' ind not "down." His mood is middling. A lalk with Kennedy in his liv- ng quarters at the White House !eavcs this columnist with firm impressions of the President's at- itudcs on the larger problems and issues before him and lhc country. These are offered here simply reportorially and not with comment: THE COLD WAR AND TNTF.R. The feels constant nlarm at the immense not lessened and that solutions to (hat peril are.no easier than they ever were, communism's place in be world is neither quile so mas- sive nor quile so deep as he feared t was then. lie now suspects, that is, that he apparatus of Communist eon- :rol its structural a bit thinner than he had thoughl a year ago. H no longer seems quite he entrenched, Ihe monolithic 'orce it (lid then. His recent trip ,o South America, by the way, helped convince him of this. He genuinely believes that world com- munism has very real problems NATIONAL COMMUNISM: President, of course, sllll challenges posed by Communist Imperialism lo all Ihe free world has and Is. There has, however, been one significant change from a year ago. He in now Inclined to Uut wbUt UM p-Jril hu eral danger from imperialistic communism will tend to decline. LEGISLATIVE OUTLOOK: To Kennedy, the first priorily is his plan for greatly enlarged power to reduce our tariff patlern in or- der lo be able lo deal with the powerful European Common Market. He is aware that here the fioing will be lough in Congress, ami he makes no big and offhand claims as to the outcome. In Ihe net. however, his belief Is that when it is all over he will, in this session, hnve at worst ob- tained seme of Ihe authority he of ils own nnd grcalcr and that at worsl the next lems than he once believed. He slill has no pat solution to the Berlin crisis, of course, and session of Congress will finish the job. Ke is amused at the irony of Ihis fad; On this issue he will West can come oul of that with- out very trnvt trouble. In this connection, however, he believes that as the economic strength of the West rises as he MM it cMtJmiBt to do tbt (etv offers no guarnnleesjhat the have Ihe support of really big business generally but must move carefully and skillfully to Iry lo abate the opposition of middling to small business. THE CONGO: The President Uut Iht rf pro-Communist rebels against Ihe i moderate Central Congolese Gov- ernment will soon be greatly re- duced. His hope is that once Ihis reduction is wholly if it is, as he hopes it will Die anti-Communist Katanga province of Moisc Tshombe will be brought back peacefully into lhc fold. On Ihis whole question, by the way. the President is far less emo- tional than are some of his sub- ordinates. He can understand why some people objected to the United Nations attack on Kalan- 53. He simply believes thai Ka- lanjjn's secession had lo be ended to avoid a chao.i in which the cvcnlunt winners would have been the Communists. In short, he thinks that lhc Congo is likely to emerge as n united and slrictly non-Communist stale. CONGRESSIONAL LEADER- SHIP AND ALLIED PROBLEMS: The President has no intention of trying to dcviie to end runs around whatever con- gressional rotidbiocks (o his pro- grams may develop, lie will wilh and work wilh Ihe established congressional leadership: as a former member of Congress, he knows Ihere really is r.o other way. Nor docs he propose to make some dramatic scries of fireside chats lo lhc country, over (he head of Congress, as some of his ullra-libcral supporters arc de- manding. He recognizes lhat herc-aixl-now voles for legislation are only in Ihe nation's legisla- tive bodies so these lire the fields he intends to cullivalc. He docs not, of course, bar a possible occasional speech lo the country. Rut he hns no taste for opening great "fighls" simply for Ihe fun of ranking them; ho not believe in selling off a and cry only for the sake it "making issues" that will go no- where. 1W2. hjr United toe.)   

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