Abilene Reporter News, January 15, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE 'SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 212 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY CORNING, JANUARY 15, PA PAGE ONE I By ftatharyn Duff livery Tuesday evening at Cpbb Park and eveiy Thursday afternoon at Fair Paik the dom- clatter, the canasta cauls Whisper, t h c conveisalion buzzes and the guffaws of old erly felloes and the quieter laughter of little ladies finish the places. two tinles each week, In oven ings at Cobb for those work, in aftei noons at Fan Park, the Senior Citizens Clubs meet. The clubs QIC sponsoicd by the'.City Uecrealion Depart- ment and are open to any pel- son here or neaiby who is sixty- ish or, over Some 250 are "enrolled" (no fees attached) in the loosely 01- ganized clubs. Most aie from Abilene A scattering come from Tuscola, Meikel, Baird, Winters. Attendance varies ac- cording to wealhei and health, but at an avcinge parly theie'H be 70 to DO at Fair Park, around 30 at the evening Cobb session. .Take a typical club meeting attended at Fair Park. tables of forty-two and j canasta were going, some conversational. The players had one thing in .Their average looked to be in the 70's. But otherwise .they -were a varied lot.. There were retired college professors and oldlimers with the barest of educations. Some were from the upper income brackets and some had, obvious- ly, meager incomes. Some were spry and some on crutch- es. Some bore names well known in the community and others didn't. But they were all having a fine time, thank you. 1 This happened to be a "birth- day day" so all who had a birthday the month before stood in fixintlof a big cake provided by department and the crowd, sang, "Happy, Birthdayto ".we re' 'small', gif is for the honorees, gifts made in the tea, Department's craft shops.' "Some; people seem to have a birthday every month or an elde rly clubbe r commented. "But nobody cared. .The clubs are purely" social, says Mrs. Duncan Frame, rec- reation director who get them started and who guides them. They are planned for those up In years who like to or who need to have this association with others. the Seniors take on some projects to help others. They dress dol is for Good fellows, bring and make gifts for lire stale; design Valentines for youngsters at the school. Last year iiiey had an Easier parade ol "bonnets" made by the ladies. They say it was a scream. Some of Ihe girls really pranced as they showed off their hals. "x There are many married cou- ples in the clubs, retired cou- ples. There have been deaths in the memberships. There have been a cbuple of weddings. The .clubs run themselves. They! hav.e officers current presidents are C. F. William- son, 1615 S. 8th, Fair Pnrk, and W. E. Caperton, 1801 S. llth, Cobb Park. Others' help them, Mrs. Frame and the recreation'work- ers, Opt! Mrs. members who provide transportation for Ihose Junior Leaguers Who 'serve .refreshments, wash dishes'nnd toss in some money for club expenses. "But the main thing we do is Jove Mrs. Frame says. 1 The club members and those who assist know their efforts The mcclings are the high points in Ihe weeks of those lonely ones who arc trying to till' their' days. Even the busy oldlimer has found new pleasure In associating wilh those of his own generation The wlfo of one Senior Citl- sen up t h e club ef- forts: "Il's added years to my husband's life, He used to just Bit at home and mope. But now he's interested In other people 'again." Injured Motorist Alone Five Hours Tex, Carmonlo' Vela, 37, wris in critical condition (n a Laredo hospllal Sunday night afler lying un- noticed for'nearly five hours neai truck, about sovcn miles north of this boixlor city. .Officers said he wns injured When his truck. skidded on wcl 'pavement on a sharp curvo and Associated (ff) i errorists 21, Wound 60 PITY THE FISH Following a week of sub-zero temperatures, Michigan's ice fishermen came put in droves Sunday when the temperature climbed to a high of 33 degrees. This crowded lagoon at Detroit's Metropolitan Beach off Lake St. Clair was pictured by a photographer who found a vantage point to look down on the sportsmen. (AP Wirephoto) Congolese Army Wins Short Fight By PETER GROSE LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo Thirty-four of Anloine Giz- enga's bodyguards surrendered in Stanleyville Sunday as Congo gov- ernment troops moved to crush Ihe pro-Communist leader's insur- rection, the United Nations re- porled. tho reports said .a half-hour battle at- thg bodyguards' camp ended in 'victory' for government forces and Gizenga then offered to return to Leopoldville by Sat- urday. Faced by, military defeal, by an angry Parliament and Cabinet in Leopoldville, and deserted by many of his followers, the former darling .of Ihe Communist bloc seemed lo be playing for lime. The Iroops guarding the Lu- mumbist leader's riverside man- sion laid down their arms after a 30-minulc ultimatum from Gen. Victor Lundula, Ike Stanleyville army commander charged by the government: lo restore authority in Gizenga's: stronghold, U.N. re- ports said. Lundula presented his surrend- er demand to five leaders of the pro-Gizenga. forces as a mortar battle was in progress at Stanley- ville's Camp Kctele, the U.N. said. There were no reports of casualties. Lundula acted with the full sup- port of Uie United Nations, which has a battalion of Ethiopian troops in the Oriental Province capital and had planned lo fly in 550 Tunisians. Reinforcements now seem unnecessary, a U.N. spokesman said. After a teletype consultation Third Spur Victim Dies SPUR, Tex. (AP) Thurman Alexander Morrow Sr., 52, died Sunday in Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He was the third victim of an explosion and fire which rocked' Spur Jan. G. Morrow was flown lo Dallas fol- lowing the explosion in an Air Force plane from Amarillo Air Force Base. He received second and third degree burns over most of his body. Two persons died in the explo- sion. They were Lynn Kidd, 12, and A. H. (Bert) Cherry, 57, owner of the service station where the explosion occurred. AHS English Chairman Dies Mrs. Will Henry Haney, chair- man of the English Deparlment of Abilene High School and wife of an AbUene businessman, died at a.m. Sunday, a victim of cancer. She had been on leave from the faculty since the malignancy was discovered late last August. She died in llendrick Memorial Hos- pital where she had been since last Tuesday. Funeral will be at p.m. Monday in the main auditorium of Ihe First Baptist Church. Abilene School Superintendent A. Wells and AHS Principal Escoc Webb announced that Abi- lene High will be dismissed at p.m. Monday for Mrs. Ha- ney's last rites. The body will He jn slate at Ihe Haney home; 1342 Highland, Monday morning unlil noon and again at the church from 1 p.m. unlil lime for the service. Dr. Elwin L. Sktlos, First Bap- list pastor, Will conduct the fu- neral, assisted by Ihe Rev.'Willis P. Gcrhnil, retired Episcopal rector. Kiker Warren Funeral Home will direct burial in Elm- wood Pnrk. Pallbearers will be Marvin Lewis, Leroy Jennings, Tom Rob- erts, Escoc Webb, W. W. Haynes, A. E. Fogle nnd Roscpc Blankcn- shlp.'. Mrs, Ilnncy, the former Junnlta Bahrow, was born In Rothn Mny II, 1009, nnd moved to Abilene as n child-wilh her parents, the Inlc Mr. nnd Mrs, Dave G, Bnr- row. Her fnlher was n .lifetime West Texns furnlluremnn, mas I of Ihe llmo in Abilene. vilh Acting Secretary General U Tliaiit in New York, U.N. head- quartet's announced full backing if Ihe central government's effort o put. down Gizenga's uprising, by force if necessary. Reliable sources said Gizenga cabled the government asking for a U.N. plane to pick him up in Stanleyville for his long-delayed return to this capital. Threatened by arrest for defy- ng tiie government, with parlia- mentary censure proceedings al- ready started against him, it was lard to predict what kind of wel- come the controversial deputy premier of the central govcrn- nent will get in ic arrives. Congolese sources would nol rule out further changes of mine rom the man who has vacillate: jetwecn defiance and loyally to he central government since last October. They considered his promise to lake up his seat in he government a final act ol desperation. His own company of loyal 200 his asl armed support, once Lundula nade clear lhat he no longer was obeying the man who claimed to be heir to the late Patrice Lu- numba. Lundula is believed lo tave at least a battalion of troops. The government Saturday order- ed Lundula to take all necessary measures lo put down the insur- rection including the arrest ol Gizcnga himself if this was deemed necessary, informer, sources said. Premier Cyrille Adoula denied, however, lhat a specific order had been issued for Gizenga's arrest. Gizcnga was unable to escape rom his residence while the bat- le was proceeding, governmenl sources said, They reported three iltompts by Ihe leftist politician o flee from Stanleyville earlier lad been foiled by Lundula. Gizenga asked the governmenl .0 prepare his Leopoldville office and since las October when Gizcnga left (he capital. He also asked lhat the Cabinet, Parliament and populn ion be informed of his decision :o return. MRS. H. HANEY on leave since Augasl A graduate of Abilene High School, Mrs. Haney received her bachelor's degree from Simmons University In 1931 and her mas- ter's degree from H-SU in the early 40's. ;She was married June 4, 1Q36, to Will Henry Hnney, owner and manager of Ilnncy Office Sup- Abilene. She worked briefly for Ihe Abi- lene''. Chnmber of Commerce hc: tore'entering teaching. She lack ed only Ihts year teaching 30 years, most ol II in the Abilene school system. In tho Inlo 1030's the Hancys lived Iwo years in See TEACHER, Pg. 2-A, Col, 1 Former Breck Commissioner Dies at 75 BRECKENRIDGE (RMS) iValler Henry Clcgg. 75, a retired Jreckenridge businessman .and "ormer 'city commissioner, died it a.m. Sunday at the Breck- enridge Convalescent Hospital dfter an illness of two years. Bom Aug. 20, 1886, in Decalur, Tex., at the age of 16 he left homo went to work as an appi'en- ice machinist in Fort Worlh. He later moved to Wichita Falls vhere he was a machinist in the Forl Worth and Denver Railroad shop. When Ihe oil boom started he went lo work in oil fields in Pe- rolia, Ihe Pecan Creek area and in Ranger. He came to Brecken- ridge in 1920 as manager. of the Texas Tool Co. In 1937 he organized his own business, Ihe Breckenridge Tool Co., which lie owned and operated uniil retiring in I960. He married Betty Garner of Decalur. She ;dicd in 1939. He married Mrs. Pansy B. Hall of Van Horn in 1942. He was a member of First Methodist Church here and the Morning Tower Bible Class. He was a past president of Ihe Ste- phens County Draft. Board, the Breckenridge Chamber of Com- merce and. Lions Club. He was a cily commissioner for two terms, from 1954 until 1953. Funeral will be held at p.m. Tuesday in the First Meth- odist Church here with Dr. V. Cyrus Barcus, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Breckenridge Cemetery with Sattenvhite Funer- al Home in charge. The body will lie in stale at Ihe funeral home until 1 p.m., Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Guy Ewing Jr., Jack H. Co.v, Bill Maner, Steve Lindlcy Jr., Robin Romin- ;cr, Bill Bathelemy, Bill Black, and R. I. McAnron. Survivors include his wife; a son, Bernard of Breckenridge; and four grandchildren. POLL TAX BOX SCORE Poll Taxes Paid Claimed Totals 1961 Polls, Exempts Record (I960) Deadline......... Jan. 31 Pilot From SnyderDies In Crash SNYDER (HNS) A Navy fli- er from Snyder was killed when his propeller driven ADG Skyraid- cr collided wilh another plane over Ihe ocean, 400 miles west of San Diego, Calif., Sunday. Lt. C. R. Agee, 25, son of Cecil R. Agee, Snyder paint contractor, and Mrs. Agee, died when the two single engine planes of At tack Squadron 52, based at Mof- felt Field, Calif., collided while on a training flight from the air- craft carrier USS Ticondcroga Ihe Associated press reported. The second pilot, who was not identified by Ihe Navy, was able lo land his plane on the carrier Agee was a 1952 graduate of Snyder High School and ejilisfed in the Navy following gradua- tion. In addition lo his parents, he is survived by his wife, Viola Mac, and two sons, all of San Diego, and one sisler who lives in Ira. IN LITHUANIA Priests Charged With Speculating MOSCOW group of Ro- man Catholic priests trial in Vilna, Lithuania, Monday clvarged wilh currency specula- tion, Ihe Communist parly paper, Prnvita reported Sunday. The trial of Catholic clergymen in Lithuania, one of the three Baltic states absorbed by the So- viet Union in World War If, comes at a lime of repressive measures against other religious bodies which have international contacts. There was no immediate com- menl from Ihe Vatican on the re- port. Speculation trials involving Jews have already brought death sentences, but it is not known il Ihis penalty will be demanded in the case of the Catholic priests Pravda denounced a Father Po- vilonis of the Roman Catholic Church in (he seaport of Klaipeda as the ringleader. It accused him of receiving from an anli- Soviet commillce in the Unitet States and also of speculating in building materials granted for a new church. Pravda claimed changed Ihe the into priest rubles. Since the ruble is alleged- ly worth St.11, this is a spectacu- lar demonsfralion of what the people themselves actually think the ruble is. worth. Violence Leaves Record of Dead By ANDREW BOROWIEC ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) Armed bands of Moslem national- ists and European extremists swept Ihrough major Algerian cities Sunday in a bloody series of terrorist attacks lhat left at least 21 persons dead and 60 wounded. The new violence erupted as semiofficial sources reported a toll of dead and wounded n terrorist attacks during the 'irsl two weeks of January. They said 228 persons were killed and 489 wounded in .182 separate inci- ients, a greater toll than for any previous two-week period of the seven-year war. Of the dead, 139 were Moslems and 89 Europeans. European terrorists, hurling land grenades and firing auto- matic weapons from aulos, at- tacked a Moslem cal'c in an Al- jiers suburb. Seven persons were silled and 16 wounded. In another area ol Algiers, ler- rorisls sprayed a crowd of Mos- lem demonstrators- with subma- chine gun fire. Two were wounded. Moslem nationalists struck back firing at European cafes and cars carrying European residents, Po- lice said four persons were killed and four injured in lire attacks. The latest violence erupted when the right-wing Secret Army Organization threw its newly or- ganized repression into action against the Moslem nationalists. The government has alerted French Iroops to brace for possible wide-scale reaction in the vicious circle of terrorism and counterlerrorisni. Violence spilled into the streets of strife torn Oran again. A French gendarme going to church was killed by Moslems and an- other Europeon was Crowds of European knifed, youths lynched two Moslems and burned several Moslem stores. Rioting cost a total of five lives in Oran, including the Iwo Europeans. Five persons were wounded. The Secret Army repression ap- paratus was reported set up after (he nationalist rebels announced in Morocco they were going to step up their action against the European rightwingers, who op- pose President Charles de Gaulle's plans for liberating Al- geria. French army sources said that, in truth, Ihe French rebel terror- ist attacks claimed the lives of several Secret Army agents, among other victims. Authorities fear that the step-up of fighting between the rival ter- rorist organizations may spark un- controllable bloodshed in Algeria's major cities. Early Sunday morning, in the western Algerian seaport of Bone, three European plastic bomb at- lacks were answered by a Mos- lem machine-gun attack on n mar-! kcl which wounded four iucliiding two Moslems. In Algiers, it appeared the wave of massive plastic bomb ex- plosions was over. The terrorist Secret Army apparently feels it has entered a decisive stage of [its struggle for Algeria's doniina- tion, and that from now on its- opponents will be punished by Je'ath. In the past, most plastic bomb explosions were meant to serve as warnings. Wreck Hurls Policeman; Dog Loose Officer Robert Baker, 2318 Glen- rlate, a dog handler for the Abi- lene. Police Dept., was admitted :o Hendrick Memorial Hospital Sunday night following an auto accident at S. 25th St. and the Potosi Hoad about p.m. His dog, which was with him at the time of the accident, had not been found, but was be- lieved to have been injured in the acident, Police Lt. John Bostick said. Bostick said the dog would bo extremely dangerous under any conditions. According to Bostick, Baker was chasing a drunken driving sus- pect at the time of the accident. Full details of the accident were not known at press time. Baker received a cut across tils lop of his head and possibly oth- er injuries. Police described the dog as be- ing a German Shepherd, weighing about 70 pounds. He is black around the mouth and has a black diamond between the eyes. The lips of his ears are black and he has a black saddle. The rest o! lis body is silver. Police said Tonka is not muzzled ind request that if the dog is ound, Hie police be called and :lie dog left alone. If. S. CEIMKT.1IK.VT OF CO31.11EKOf WEATIIKR BUREAU (Wcalhrr Map, rf. ABILKNE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 through Monday with [n- fiMsms; cloudiness Tuesday. A little colder .Monday and continual cold Tues- day. High Monday W; tow .Monday night, mv 20'i; hisii Tuesday, near 40. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear lo Kmly clouily .Monday .Monday nisht. Colder .Monday uiereaiine cloudiness ami varmer Tuesday. Hijjh Monday 37 to 50. .NORTHWEST TEXAS _ Fair Monday. V little warmer north and svest central :oofer southeast. Increasing cloudiness Monday nieht. Not so cold north. Consider- able cloudiness Tuesday. Warmer exlremo southeast lurninK colder north and nest central. Scattered light north Tues- day afternoon, llish Monday in 40 SOUTHWEST and colder Monday and Monday nluhl with a Irccio Monday nttht. Tuesday increasing cloudf- tcss and a little warmer. Highest Mon- day 40s nottli 59's south. Man Hitches Ride to Turn Himself in for Hitchhiking 1.0S ANGELES A hitch- hiker, who hitchhiked miles from Arkansas lo square a lickct for hitchhiking, spcnl the week- end in jail. And no one is sorrier about the whole thing than police. Ervin Pnlton Jr., 24, an uncm ployed dishwasher wilh a con- science, gave himself up at cen- tral police.station Saturday night. He told astounded police that ho had been cited for thumbing rides on the busy Angeles Free- Way system las.1 November. Then ho returned io his homo in Toxnrknnn, Ark.-, without pay- ing Ihe line. As n mailer of days routine, a notice was forwarded to him thnl a warrant was being issued for arrest. "My conscience slnrtcd bother ing me so I scraped up the law. hitchhiked back licre lo give my- sell up. worscr I figured on me it would be if I ever re- turned lo he told police, Traffic officers said they didn't know that Pallon had left the state else they would have dropped the whole thing. He also could have saved five dnys of bumming rides through rain, snow nnd sleet by mailing in Police said they had no re- course but to book him. The of- fense comes n fine or five The officers predicted lhat the Municipal Court Judge who Irlcs the caso Monday Is expected lo be lenient towards such respect And Pallon, whose is gone, said he didn't mind the jail bed and food. Palton said the worst part of the trip was two frigid nights spent on Ihe dejerl between Yuma Ariz., and El Centre, Calif. "When I got tired I sat on my suitcase. When I got cold, I just kepi ho said. He added that he had to quit school in the fourth griule to hey support his mother, five sisters and one brolhcr. father wcnl out to pay n never came Ills mother remarried and Pat- Ion said ho doesn't gel along wilh his stepfather. "So I Just been he said, Mr Vflrrplialal EKVIN PATTON JK, hli conscience hurt WEATHER p.m. -16 51 2M 48 47 41 W 36 35 31 _ ami low for 21 hours ending 9 p.m.: 53 anil 31. High nud low samo date last year: 3 and 31.. Simset last sunrise Uxlay: sunset lonUtll: Ij'aromclcr rcaihnK at 9 p.m.: Jlunitdicy at 9 p.m.: iX per cent. Panhandle Struck By Snow Flurries By THK ASSOCIATED PRESS'' Snow danced across Ihe Pan- handle and inlermittent light rain sprinkled much of Ihe northern half of the state Sunday. The Pacific low pressure area that brought Ihe molsiure to Tex- as was followed by n dry cold front from Ihe Itocky Mountains which swept clouds from tho skies and left the Texns weather clear and cold. The abrupt change in weather prompted the Weather Bureau .lo cancel early forecasts (or sleet, snow and freezing rpin for somo sections as far south and east as Ihe Dallas-Fort Worth area Sun- day night or early Monday and rain In Central and Kasl Texas The Weather Bureau forccnst Sunday night called for clear to partly cloudy weather in all ol Texas Monday with a freeze Mon- day night In South Central, South- east and Southwest Texas. Scat- tered light snow Is forccost fot the Panhandle Tuesday afternoon, ;

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