Abilene Reporter News, January 16, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1962, Abilene, Texas 'WITHOUTOR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOU 09 "ivs 5 IT 7 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1G. 1962 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Presa PAGE ONE this year, C. J. Dalton tyllf no longer bo connected of- ficially' with the school systems of Fisher County, it now ap- pears. 'news. Mr. Dalton has been so associated since 190-1, except (or n brief lime out in the The voters ot Fisher County, under a Texas law known ns Senate Bill 192, voted on Doc. 30 to do away with the position of> county school superintendent Mr. Dalton has held lhat posl election in He has amazing rec- oid ot 28 years (al the end of single op- ponenl'for icclcctioii any time the e 1 e c t i o n which took away his jnb, Mr. Dalton's position was neutral. "IMhe people courteous enough to let me have the job for 28 years without an oppon- ent, I certainly should be grate- ful enough to them to let the voters make fie he says; The decision was made in a very light vote. Only 415 votes were cast (last Governor's elec- tion more than ballots were .counted in Hie And the returns showed 257 wanted to close the office, 158 wanted to keep it open. Mr. Dalton, now 78, got into- the teaching business a long time ago. He wfis graduated from Lock- hart High School in 1904, went to "summer normal" a couple of months, got a first grade cer- tificate-and was ready for busi- ness. president, of Ihe normal heard there was a teaching job open in Fisher HO told young Dallon and [he would-be teacher packed up and headed across the slate in search of the rumor. He fouhd'th'e vacancy and he persuaded the trustees he was old enough for the job. The school was at Dorras. Actually, il wasn't In Fisher County. Somehow the building happened to be 10 feel over the line in Stonewall County. But Dalton faught il, the only 37 students ranging from be- ginners up. He was teacher, principal, superintendent at various' times in schools over the county, Dowell, Capitoln, Sylvester, Ro- lan. He took off to go in the grocery business in 1922. liut he went back to Ihe schools and in the summer of '34 was elected county superintendent. He took his campaigning seriously. He went to every house in the coun- ty twice lhat summer, in the First Primary and in the run- off, seeking voles. And he got them, There have been arguments over Ihe slate on the changing role of tha county superintendent in Ihe changing educational sys- tem of Texas. Some say con- solidation has taken away from the county office much of its role Others point out that the load now; is less mechanical, but more important as that of- fice works to upgrade education and perform supervisory and administrative duties. Mr. Daliori enters' not inlo these arguments except to say his :slaff keeps busy. He didn't take1 part', pro or con in the elec- tion and lie does not now do so. .The Fisher school'work goes to the county judge's office al ihe end of this year. Mr. Dalton aays he'll continue to work. He ant! his wife live in Rotan hns commuted nil Ihcse years. (Their children ore Mrs. Oddis Brown of lioby and Mrs. 3loger Eaton ot Sweclwatcr.) to Dprwirt 4 SITE OF SINKING Cross approximately locates spot off Dutch New Guinea where Dutch patrol ships caught a small flotilla of Indonesian torpedo boats and sank two. Underlined is Amboina, from where the torpedo boats were believed to be operating. (AP Wirephoto) Dutch Sink Two Indonesian Boats C. J. DAI.TON. longtime BChoolmu Road Bill Approved By House, 120-26 HOLLANDIA, West New Guinea AP) Dutch destroyers caught iree Indonesian torpedo boats ie southeastern coast of New uinea, sank two of them ,and rove off Ihe! third, the Nether- inds navy announced Tuesday. Nnval sources here and in the Ictherlands capital of The Hague laimed the small flotilla was jeeding loward Dufch-niled West 'ew Guinea as an invasion van- uard. A naval spokesman in aid-lhe Indonesian craft were ih- ercepted inside Dutch waters ear Etna Bay Monday. The first official report from ero was lhat the Dutch ships pencd up on the Indonesian flo- 11 a after it ignored warning npls.'. But the Netherlands De ense Ministry later lit the. Indonesians ffircd t.a-DulcVpatrol plane. The Dutch radio said 70 Indb esiaii survivors were picked up y'.'. Netherlands ships. Na'va! purees number as prool invasion mission, declaring lat a torpedo boat's normal wild not exceed 30 men. No mention was made ot the umber of Dutch ships in tho en agement or of any. damage to NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sports......... 6, 7 Oil ncwi .11 SECTION B Women's news.........2, 3 Editorials 4 Obituaries.............. 5 Amusements............ 6 Comics .......v...... 7 TV Scout..............10 Radio-TV logs .10 Farm news, markets ......11 them. There were no Dutch cas- ualties. Aside from skirmishes wilh In- donesian infiltrators the battle was the first armed clash since Indonesian President Sukarno warned last month he would take A'est New Guinea by force unless .he Dutch handed over the wild and'forbidding region.-Despite his :hreais, however, the general be- lief had been that Sukarno would not launch an invasion until latei this year if no settlement were reached. The naval action touched ofl immediate repeicusSions. Dulch Premier Jan de Quay summoned his cabinet to an emeigency mceling at The Hague :nd announced the governmen' would formally notify Acting U.N Secrelary-General U Thant. Earlier, Thant himself fired off messages to De Quay and Su karno. He expressed deep concern over the clash and appealed once more for n peaceful solution to the dispute. n antj London American and British officials de plored the clash but exprcsset hope the quarreling parties couiroaking, was nskcd to turn th irst shovel of dirt. "I am asking Bob to turn th irst shovel of dirt because n man has worked harder or be .er, and he deserves the honor, Fi M. Pearcc, president ot th iflspital board, said at the groun' Breaking ceremonies last fall. Me Garvcy served as sceon vice president of the Ballinge of Commerce in 196 and is a'first vice president chamber in 10C-2. He is on of the youngest men to serve n elder of the Firsl Christin Church here. The radio man Is popular a a public'speaker, anrl was masl of ceremonies al the 1962 Chan her of Commerce banquet. Ho the only local Jnycco to serve a a national Jaycce director, 'an has been a stnlo director ,U yenrs. In addition, McGarvoy h held oiJory ofticc In the local clu McGarvey ivas married to M bcl McMillan yoars ago Ohio. They have a daughlcr high school and a son In Jim! high, Plan by Roby Man Defeated DANIEL BEFORE COMMITTEE lel, light, uiges action on the Senate-passed farm to maiket toad bill as he appealed befoie the House Agricullmal Committee Monday Rep Qiainger Mc- Ilhany, left, of Wheelei, State Highway Commission Chairman Herbert Petry, seated icai, and' others appealed m favor of the bill. (AP Wiiephoto) JFK Says Unity Of West Crowing By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- cut Kennedy listed Monday a irge loward Western unity as 16 most heartening fact of his rst year in office. He said the iost disappointing "was our fail- re to get an agreement on the essation of nuclear In highlights of his first news onference of the new vo days short of Ihe first annl- crsary ot his presidential inau- said also lhat: The risk of war is the allerna- ve of the risk of Communist con ol of coalition governments in outheast Asia ,and elsewhere, nd in his judgment "it is in Ihe est interests ot our country to ork for a neulral and independ nt Laos." His administration in the last 2 months "made more progress n.the field of civil rights on a aricly of fronts than were made the last eight years." Steel Situation He hopes sled managemenl nd workers could agree on a new ontract early enough lo avoid eavy buying ot steel supplies in dvanco of a threatened strike. He hopes, loo, thai from a con- erence ot foreign minislcrs ir Uruguay next week "tho voice o! he hemisphere will speak against liclalorships on the left which ire sustained and supported from nilside Ihe hemisphere." This ihaft was aimed at Cuba and 'rime Minislcr Fidel Castro. Integrity of the judiciary is so mporlant that "I don't Ihink any mo should accept a federal judge ship unless they are prepared li ill it for life." Several judge: lave resigned to go back io pri vale law practice. Berlin Problem On Berlin, Kennedy said Ilia ils ambassador to Russia, Mew cllyn Thompson, will continu alks wilh Soviet Foreign Minis :cr Andrei A, Groniyko on a pos siblo hnsis for solution on (he cr sis in Ihe disturbed, divided city The President' said Ihe re-ten tial success or failure ot tho con vcrsatloiis could be discerned af or "n reasonable period." Ho re fused to make any forecast. Nc Ihcr would he scl any limit o what ho considers "n rcasonnbl period." At Ihe snmo lime the Presiden he had reported lo any efforts by th Wcsl lo tear down thd Com munlst-bullt wall in Berlin "cou; Rclnlcd slorlcs, Pg. U-B avo had a very violent re- ction." Domestic Questions On the domestic front, Kennedy hope for early agree- lent on a new steel contract lo eplace Ihe one expiring at mid- ear. He said Ihe buildup of steel iventories preceding 1959 nego- alions had had an adverse ef- on the whole economy, as ell as Ihe industry and its em- oyes. Kennedy said he- hoped this sil- ation could be averled in 1962. The President declared the gov- ernment had no power except in cases of national emergency to lelp the companies and the Unit- Steelworkci's Union avoid a strike. But he said. Secretary ol Arthur J. Goldberg woult: X available for whatever serv ices he could provide. aboul the coming meeting of inter-American foreign ministers in Uruguay, Kennedy said he fell the consensus of hem- spheric nations saw communism as a threat with no place in the American system. Kennedy saic ;ie hoped "lhal the voice of the POLL TAX BOX SCORE Poll Taxes Paid...... Exemptions Claimed Totals 1961 Polls, Exempts. So Record (1960) Deadline..........Jan. 31 By-LEE JONES AUSTIN (AP) The House passed on voice vote Monday Iho; Senate approved farm lo market road construction and mainten- ance bill, sending the measure to Gov. Price Daniel for signature. Passage of the bill markcd'the first item el Daniel's program far the special session lo clear both houses. Awaiting final action still are the House-passed escheat and small loan control bills. House members refused lo change the Senate's bill (SB 1) by Sen, Ncvcilte Colson of Nava- sota. The key vole was the 120-26 roll call defeating an attempt by Rep. Max Carrikcr of Roby lo substitute the House committee's recommendation for the Colson Bill. The bill now before Daniel re- stores the million farm, road construe lion appropriation for 1DK3, which he last Aug- ust. II also sets ,1 ?23 million an- nual minimum construction of Tiewly designate.! farm market roads and allows expenditure each year of up to half of the road bond assumption fund (novr tol- ling million a year) tor up- keep ot the farm road system. Sponsors of the bill said it wdiild extend the farm market road network tor mi tes. "Dame! vetoed the original propriation because, he said, it id hot provide for maintaining resent farm roads. "I think at this time we should nodernize our farm to market oad said Rep. Grainger ifcllliany of in speaking or the Colson Bill. Sen. Colson was one of the sponsors of the Colson Briscoe Act thai provided annual funds or building farm to market Carrikcr's amendment would lave spread the maintenance icmisphere speak againsl dictatorships on the left which are sustained and supported from out- side the hemisphere." Agricultural Balance said his farm program was based on achieving ivilh the support of farmers and Congress, a balance between pro duction and consumption that wit prevent surpluses of agricuHura products, Kennedy said he was sure lha Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman and George McGov cm, who heads the food foi Peace program, have the same interest in making use of tin country's vast agricultural pro duclivity. Recently hai suggested it would be imiwssibli to expand the Food for I'cace pro gram while McGovern said should be enlarged. INDONESIA Referring to a Sec'KENNEDY, Pg. 2-A, 3 money out over starting with ,30 several years per cent nexl year and then two per cent eacl war thereafter until 1972. It also would have raised the minimum construction to million a year instead of million. Earlier Monday, Daniel am Highway Commission Chairma Herbert Pelry asked the House Agriculture Committee to approve ts expenses. Sen. Bob Baker of ouslon told The Associated. ress he probably would demand public hearing, with 48 hours otiee, for (he: bill. While House members wrangled rivalely over the governor's pro- >osed spending, including tourist' dvertising, money for a larger uvenile parole system and a high- r salary for the state prison di- ector, the director of the Lcgis- itive Budget Board said spend- ng bills in this session could total early more than the ate has. Vernoji McGee, the director, ild the Senate Finance Commit- ee requests this session for more money total The state omptroller estimated revenues vailable to cover the spending 1 Daniel relayed messages ir.ouglj Speaker James Turman nd the Senate's presiding en. Charles Herring, inviting-' members who wanted the session pcned to include Iheir pel bills to onfer wilh him early Monday aft-' moon. The Sen ale State Affairs Com- mittee approved a bill (SB11) by en. George Parkhouse of Dallas reorganize the State Board of Vatei- Engineers and to change Is name to Ihe Texas Water Com- mission. The measure outlines the duties See MEASURE, PS. 2-A, Col. 1 Four West Texans Back Carriker Plan Keporter-News Austin Bureau AUSTIN Four West Texas epresenta lives voted for the mailer cut in rural road con- truclioh proposed by Rep. Max Carriker of Roby, but they lost. Voting with Carriker were Reps. Scott Bailey, Cisco; R. B. Hosson, Snyder; and Carl Wheatley, Has- kell. Rep. R. C. Slack of Pecos made Iw successful motion to table !arriker's amendment, and thus carried through the original bill as backed by Gov. Price Daniel. Ml, other West Texans voted with Slack. [he Colson Bill. The committee approved a bill identical to the Carrikcr substitute a week ago The House quit until 11 a.m Tuesday, the Senate to a.m Daniel issued a statement con ralulaling the lawmakers ot boll nouses "for their prompt action' n passing the road bill. "Passage of Ihe bill for con struction and maintenance o fnrm-lo-market roads is a majo: accomplishment in preserving am expanding this important pro gram said. In a in the years he morning session, members voted 113-28 to House appro priaic from general revenue 000 lo pay for Ihe expenses of House-clerks, secretaries, prinl ing, etc. during the special ses sion. The sponsor of the governor' timrist attraction plar Rep, Joo Ratciiff of Dallas, sai the measure would kill his bi by using up a large part of th excess in the genera fund. The Senate couUI use up mor by amending the pay fo WEATHER U.S. DEPART.VKNT OF COMMERCE WEATHER 1IUIIEAU (Weather Map. rant 8-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY madlui W m'te! Fall elowly vrilh cool nighttime and mild daytime tempera- urcs lhrousn Wednesday. Illsfi Tuesday 60: tow Tuesday night 30; high Wednes- day in the 60's. KORT1I CENTRAL TEXAS Clear lo artly cloudy and a liltte warmer Tuesday hroujfh Wednesday. High Tuesday. 48 to NORTHWEST lo partly loudy Tuesday through Wednesday. A itllc warmer Tuesday and Tuesday night ind south portion Wednesday. Turning colder extreme north Wednesday after- noon. High Tuesday 52 lo 62. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Fair Tuesday hrough Wednesday. A little warmer Tues- day with high 53 lo 60. TEMPERATURES Mon. a.m. p.m. 17 15 15 16 16 2J 30 50 52 5-00 51 46 -11 38 33 3fl ______ High am) low for 2-l-tiours ending 9 n.rrv: 63 and 15. High and low same dale last year: 63 anrt M Sunset last nlfthl: sunrise today: sunset lonlsM: IT- Haroineter rcatiinu at 9 23.31. Humidity at 9 J7 per cenl. Groundhog Called Shiftless Bum By JAMES n. CARY WASHINGTON ex- 3cct any help from the ground- Society, and the groundhog is snoozing so soundly only a sensi- tive instrument can tell whether! hog in bringing on an early he is dead or alive, spring. Experts sny Iho legendary ivealhcr prophet is a less fellow who sleeps righl through Groundhog Driy-rFob. 2 he is supposed to emerge from his den shadow. The old belief is that if he sees weather will follow. If ho doesn't cnst n shadow, it means an early spring niul good harvest. But comes iiis dny lo perform, rcporfs (ho National Geographic Tho groundhog prepares (or his long sleep by eating so heartily during the summer that body fat balloons him out lo four times normal He hibernates from midautumn until March, living off look for his this fat, tho society says. When he emerges, thinner and trimmer, he isn't thinking of the It, sis more weeks of winter weather, only rornr.nco and food. A first-class chow can put away n Ion of hay In a. season or n bean patch in n silling and As a parent he's sorl of no- account too. He assumes no re- sponsibility for, rearing the young. He spends his time feasting, sun-! ning and digging den holes that are a hazard Jo caltle, horses and farm machinery. The legend of Groundhog Day! was brought to America by. the Pilgrims, National Geographic says. They substituted 'the groundhog for tho European hedgehog, who wits supposed lo cast a shadow on Candlemas Day. The stnlcmcnts by National Geographic were Irnmedlaleiy vines and young corn for dessert. add cabbage heads, pumpkin beled completely .false by Sam Light, president of the PunMu- tawney, Pa., Groundhog Club. "They don't know anything about the habits of the ground- Light said when conlaclcd at his home. "They're all wet about the groundhog Light, who describes himself as lha only person, in the world who- can' .understand the of the groundhog, said the Puns- sutawney groundhog positively emerges from his den every 2 to predict the wonUicr, "And if the National Googrnplf Ic people would come up here, we would prove It (o them" Light-asserted. 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