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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               r, 81ST YEAR, NO. 217 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ron ___ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS RUSSIAN TANKER GROUNDED This Russian tanker was grounded Wednes- day on a sandbar off the coast of France. Its crewmen were carried to safety bv French helicopters. (AP Wirephoto) Associated Prest (fP) Congo Girls' School Hit by Rebel Troops Hamlin BCD Gets Look at Future By KATIIARYN DUFF Reporter-News Assl. Editor, Hamlin Board of Community Development al its said, annual banquet Friday night] Smith, took a quick look at its past, andjmiinager a longer look at its future al some future American ways of life. The backward look was al the year just past, 12 months of BCD work, summarized briefly by re- tiring President Fred Smith as "a good year." In preparation for its new year of civic work, Ihe BCD installed ils 1962 officers: Robert Fowler, president; Ed Groan, first vice president; ;Dj-. James Harrison, second vice president; Floyd Clif- ton, third vice president; and Joe Ford, treasurer. Mrs. Ned Moore is secretary and office manager. The BCD joined in an effort by Hamlin Junior Chamber of Com- merce in distributing to the 300 or so BCD members and banquet by the end of (his year some hundred thousr-nd of these new phones will bf: in operation, lie retiiing president, is of Rockwell Co. Fowler. Brothers Laos Princes Take Stride Toward Pact GENEVA (AP) Laos' three feuding princes took a step for- ward Friday in their drawn-out efforts to form a coalition gov- ernment but final agreement still depends on ratification by Ihe supporters of pro-Western Prince guests a community survey ques-'Boun Oum. Thc same old road- tionnaire which Hamlin folk arel block appeared to remain. president, is manager of Fred B. Moore Elevators. JFK Meet Emphasizes UN Support NEW YORK CAP) _ President Kennedy emphasized his support of the United Nations Friday by flying here ami lunching with U Thant, U.N. acting secretary- Hotel Room Refused (o NeqroOfficial HOUSTON Negro as- sistoni secretary of labor said die of largest of the vast Hilton -'to rent him a room Friday night. George L. P. Weaver of Wash- jingfon said he was told the Sham- rock Hilton Hotel had no reserva- tion for him. "I showed them my reservation confirmation and they still said they had no reservation for hu said. A spokesman at the hotel said general. They reviewed a number of matters pending before (he United about Ihe hot, i being full." Weav- ler said. "They just said there was Nations but the specific topics were not disclosed. Kennedy and Tlianl, thc Bur-lno reservation "there for me." mcse who succeeded the late Dag said the Labor Department Hammarskjold, lopped off the made a reservation for him and shrimp and artichoke was confirmed. meal by smoking Burmese cigars. Tlic luncheon, their first meet- ing, was given by Adlai E. Stev- enson. U.S. Ambassador to the lion confirmation and my Hilton United Nations, in card." he said, suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Ilo-j "Tne assistant manager said he tel. (was sorry but the hotel had no Kennedy, slaying in New York in W nome and that overnight, bad two other engage- ments a conference with May- or Robert F. Wagner and a Broad- asked to mark. The questionnaire presents a long list of questions The three princes met for more than two hours and accepted an on proposed projects for the c.om-'ouu''nc a proposed government rmmity. national unity. Neutralist The forward view of the vastiprince Souvanna Phouma would field of communications was pre- sented in words and demonstra- tion by Glenn Scott of Grand Prairie, public information super- visor (or Soulhweslern Bell Tele- phone Co. The picture-phone, whereby telephone users may both see andi hear each other, was one of the new communications gadgets de- scribed by Scott. switching1 prime minister and his sup- porters would hold 10 of the 18 government posts. The other eight would be divided equally between Boun Oum and pro-Communist Prince Bonn Oum and his strongman, Gen. Phoumi Nosavan. could still wreck the they blocked two similar agreements reached by Ihe princes last year. "This is not a dream. We are asain lo aeree lo going to be marketing it Scott said. Thc electronic system, the "memory telephone and the beginnings of satellite experiments already arc realities which will transform communica- tions systems within the next few years. Tlic vast amounts of information arc "data" phone, by which lie key defense and interior min- and police control- going to Souvnnna Phouma's neu- tralists. U was mainly this re fusal w h i c h deadlocked the princes' earlier negotiations in Laos. Boun Oum's spokesman, Kham- phan Panya. sounded an ominous note in telling newsmen (hat Boun Oiirn would make "count eipropo- noon he thought Weaver was turned awasr because of a clerical error. "I was very surprised and em- barrassed." Weaver said. "Other Negroes have stayed at the Sham- rock. And the Hilton chain was one of the first to break the color barrier." "We have several conventions here now and the hotel really is the hotel spokesman said. "They didn't tell me anything "1 saw my name in the card file at the desk. I showed the assistant manager my reserva JFK Confident, Cautious After Year as President By DOUGLAS E. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) For 12 uneasy months now, John Fitz- gerald Kennedy has wrestled with ivoild problems fused with dan- gers of war. He has had to cope, loo. with weighty, though largely overshad- owed, domestic affairs. This somewhat secondary role :or home front matters is mir- rored in President Kennedy's as- sessment of the most rewarding and disappointing events that con- 'ronled him in his first year in the White House. He put it into two long sentences at a news conference .Monday: "Well. I would say the most disappointing event was our fail- ure to get an agreement on the cessation of nuclear testing, be- cause 1 think that that might have seen a very important step easing the tension and preventing a proliferation of the a year ago Saturday took the presidential oath and then set out to break trail along the New Frontier. The changes in Kennedy person- ally aren't of a kind that can bei measured accurately or defined, precisely. People closely identified; with him say that they are there Homes Said Afire Tly PETKR GROSE LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo Sola Roman Catholic as a result of a year's rigorou3imission and 8'rls' in nm'th on-lhe-job training: that they apparently have been resent normal evolution and nolove'run rebel Congolese abrupt basic shifts in character. lroops' thc United Nations report- attitude or The man personality. in the White House doesn't look mud) different after a trying year. He is a little lean- er. He has a little more salting ed Friday night. A spokesman said reconnaissance pilots brought back word that houses in the re- mote village were afire and the mission compound deserted. of grey in his light brown hair! 'hat lhc Ethiopian jet pilots He seems a little less cocksure sec' thc. spokesman added, JOHN KENNEDY surge lor unity now, a bit more cautious, sober and reflective than he was on that day a year ago when he embark- ed on the climactic phase of a carefully planned political career were two soldiers running for the miss'on church and "two trucks, presjmably belonging to the Nothing more." and also in making more possible I ica, ami also I think it for us to progress on disarmament jcome more obvious that people do o -r iu_ [that brought hirr. has be- top. and some of the other matters hat divide us. "The thing that T think is the 'desire to be free and inde- pendent." Naturally these and other event: most heartening is the fact that of the year gone by have affected there is a greater surge 44-year-old chief executive, jnity in the Western nations. arxliThey have brought changes in the in our relations with Latin Amer-'man and around the man who just From the front of the majestic cnpitol. in a bright sun that had displaced a howling blizzard, tlic new president spoke. He summon- There was no hint when this swiftly to the newest rampage by mutinous troops began, or of what they had price, bear any burden, to defend freedom "in its hour of maximum danger." no one was given a room without a Weaver said. Weaver went to the hotel with iVcrnon Chambers, a Negro svho 11 i r. ron amers, a ero svo way show. The President is for the Hous- back to Washington Saturday Chamber of Commerce. morning. Aides declined to comment on the purpose of Kennedy's talk with Wagner, who has been men- ioned as a possible opponent of Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller in the state's gubernatorial election this year. Rockefeller, in turn, is regard- ed as a potential candidate for the I9fr) Republican presidential nomination, and thus a possible t __ election opponent of Kennedy that ovcr "le Only South Tip Of State Spared From Hard Cold By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A deep, stunning freeze spread year. bulk of Texas Friday. Only the extreme tip of South Texas, staggered lasl week by multi-million dollar citrus and vegetable losses of another cold wave, seemed destined to escape the teeth-chattering temperatures before dawn. By early afternoon, the freeze ine extended south and east to Tyler, just north of Austin and Cold and damp weather is fore-.Junction. The extreme western cast for Abilene Saturday and kip around El Paso was fairly Sunday, with light rain or but the forecast called fov Coldr Damp Due City expected to start Saturday after- sals" to thc document which S transmitted through code pcrfora- vanna Phouma had described as lions, already is in wide use, andian agreement of the three. Your Sunday Issue of Saturday's high is lo be about _J40 degrees, with Ihe mercury "'dropping to 25 or 30 degrees Sat- urday night. Sunday's high will Iwlwcen 4D and 45 degrees, a weather bureau meteorologist reported Friday night. Warm-Up for November The DctiincTatl and Repnhliraiir ure having nt U unit cnoh other as the volers uf Ihe 1ft h Cnngrcasioiul iurlnriing Throrkmortnn, Knnx, Haskell anil Kent OniMlirr, prrpari- in lliem'rlves a new Jan. 27. Slories and pirliircs of the v.nu- paijn anil ihe raniliiblcs, prep.irnl lij- Aefisliinl Editor Knlharyn nfirr a (our of (lir ilistrirl, nill lir a ftMliirc of Ihe Sunday eiliiion of The Ahilrnc Kepurlcr- In the Women's Section A lijhi look al Ihe Bouffant Coiflure will be presented on tlw cover page of Ihe Women'i Scrlion Kennedy's First Year It crowded and difficult 12 monlhs for Preii. Henl John Kenneily. At itie enil of his firsl year in nlflte, what doe! ihr balanre VPhui't ihn future, likely to hrint.? You'll fin. I ii, formed ami Informative in a rarnllil by Iciul- ing U, S. and on the editorial page of 't Reporter-Newi. Latest Spot News and Sports from Over the Nation high temperature freezing at ,11 de- Friday's was below grccs. wilh the low reading for the 2-1 hours ending at 9 p.m. chilly 16 degrees. WEATHER M.n. I Snluniay night NimfS Saturday Ixromlnj rkwli s.if- ,Sunilay. Ofcnxlcvial tfchl rain or drtnfe ble Saturday nlsht unrf iSE'cfa'y MM NORTHWEST TEXAS: fh Pin chills down to 17 degrees during the night in extreme southwest Texas. Light snow was falling in the Upper Panhandle al Dalhart, where the mercury rose from 2 degrees aliovc zero at dawn to 12 at noon. Far to the south drizzle dampened Laredo. Alice, Corpus Chrisli and Palacios. Brownsville in the Valley had 61 degrees at Ihe time, warmest in Texas. Rising winds in the south prompted the Weather Bureau to hoist small craft warnings along Ihe entire length of thc Texas coast. North winds were expected to reach 30 knots during the after- noon and night, and 25 knots Sat- urday. Cold wave warnings were out for South Central, Southeast and Southwest Texas. A slight warming trend was due in the northern half of Texas Saturday. Frl. i.m. li ai II la B n 54 Hlih 37 Ja M 31 31 :.4 p.m.: 31 and 16. Hlak aM low lamr lul i ,rra4lM at p.m.: t H nr tnt. IT'S TOO COLD FOR JAIL BREAK HAMLIN (RNS) The weather here was too cold even for a Jail break Friday night. Glen Douglas Cook, 17, being held in the Hamlin city jail for Dallas authorities on suspicion of forgery, escaped at p.m. Friday but re- turned within 45 minutes. Polkc quoted him as say- Ing he just wanted to If he could get out of the Jail. Dominicans Celebrate End Of Recurring Dictatorship done with the residents of the mis- sion station. About a dozen European church- workers were on duty at the Sola ed his fellow Americans to pay any mission, church officials said. The By ROBERT BERREI.LEZ SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic went back to the road of constitutional government Friday and celebrat- ed the end of recurring dictator- ship. The United States promised them renewed recognition and eco- becn assuming strong-man IB-day government of earlier this ers with the backing of a military- civilian junta. People hugged each other and derisively chanted the name of Joaquin Balagtier. a holdover from the Trujillo dictatorship who re- nomic support. A carnival-like celebration was set off by a countcrcoup that cd and jailed Maj. Gen. Pedro Rodriguez Echavarria, who had U. S. Pledges New Regime Economic Aid month. Vice President Rafael Bonnelly, 57. a lawyer and professor, took thc oath of office as chief execu- tive, as he had been scheduled institution includes a teachers' training college tor about 40 teen- age African girls. Tly- .European staff consists of six white priests and five or six white nuns of the Franciscan order. All are believed jto he Belgian. I The United Nations said further air reconnaissance would be car- ried out at first light Saturday to try and determine what happened at the Lualaba River village and also to investigate the possibility of getting help to the residents. Top U.N. civilian and military officials conferred most of (he afternoon on what measures they take with the forces at their disposal. The- mutinous Congolese troops to do under plans upset by Tucs-'are operating in a wide area of WASHINGTON? (AP) The United Slates announced with luctantly resigned the presidency Tuesday night. "Balagucr boo boo! Balagucr was the cry, accom- panied by thc tooting of car horns and rhythmic whistling and call- ing. Sixteen days ago. in ogrocmenl ,.ommand. with most of tbe opposition ele- ments, a new council was set up. It promised elections and Bala- gucr's withdrawal from politics. Then Tuesday night, Rodriguez Echavarria and his associates overthrew the interim regime, in which Balaguer was still a leader. Thursday night a new seven- day's military takeover. Bnl- north Katanga and Kivu Province aguer's council seat was filled beyond the control of a young businessman, Donald any of their officers. Most of them Read. Balaguer declared he had no re- were loyal to the deposed leftist leader, Antoine Gizctiga, before pleasure its recognition of the and putting Balaguer's res- new Dominican government Fri- NEWS INDEX man state council took ovcr by taking Rodriguez Echavnrria pris- day and promised speedy econom ic help. Washington's approval of thej revived Dominican State Council under its new president, Rafael Bonnelly, followed fast behind the overthrow of Gen. Pedro Rodri-' guez Echavarria's 48-hour mili-j tary rule. The U..S government had ap- plied practically all the nonmili- tary pressure it could to revc.-sc Echavarria's coup. U.S. officials had feared that the military take- over would ruin laborious efforts to steer the Caribbean country to- ward democracy after three de- cades of tyranny under the late Generalissimo Rafael L. Trujillo. Enthusiastic over Ihe qui re- turn of constitutional rule, State Department authorities hoped thc Dominican democratization pro- cesses would stay on thc (rack now and that Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk would proceed with enhanced prestige to next week's inter-American meeting on Com- munist-lined Cuba. A State Department press offi- cer, Frances W. Tully Jr., an- nounced U.S. recognition of Ihe ignation into All but one effect immedately. of ths seven-man Icovmcil were holdovers from Ihe spoiisibilily for the violence be-'his downfall. Now they seem loyal tween Tuesday and Thursday, the to no one. Their nominal corn- time Rodriguez Fchavarria was injmandcr. Col. Alphonse Pakassa, (was arrcsled Thursday by central government forces under Gen. Victor I.itndula. Sola is located about 15 miles jnorth of Kongolo, where troops 4-t, {massacred European priests 7 pand many African civilians on New Year's "Since the crpws saw no people Itn thc Sola mission compound we have no way of knowing what Ihnppencd to the the !u.N. spokesman said "But the aerial survey seems to indicate the the soldiers at- tacked the mission and .ire now lin control of tltc compound." SECTION A Sports Amusements Oil news Obituaries SECTION B Bridge Church news Women's news Comics Editorials Radio-TV TV Scout Form rtewj, markets 10 2 2 5 6 9 9 10 McNamara Outlines Plan To Cope With Red Arms By JERRY T. BAULCH jthc groundwork for Ihe adminis-.of thc following four years under WASHINGTON (API Sccre-: (ration's case for its military bud- [no program has been fary of Defense Robert S. Bonnelly government by using n equate to the task of deterring diplomatic nicety. Thc Echavar-L.ar through their ability to de- da interlude was treated like a siroy (nc nltnckcr. even after ab- bad dream that didn't exist. "The question of recognition does not arise" on the Bonnelly government, Tully told newsmen, because is the conslilutlonal government which we had al- rcndy recognned" before thc Ech- period. sorbing the first strike." McNamarn emphasized the con- clusions in n 122-page statement he presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee behind closed dcors. A censored version was mode public. The lecrclary'i tcsl.'mony laid .1 mara, speaking of future such ns missile-firing outlined for Congress Friday five-year plan designed In pre- serve U.S. ability to cope with Soviet military progress. He expressed confidei (his nation's retaliatory forces now "arc fully capable of destroy- ing" assigned Soviet targets even nflcr a nuclear surprise attack. And ns for the future, he said: "We believe that thc strategic re- taliatory forces programmed for the next few years arc fully ad- "mrs he would nn, Bivo fiscal year be- "Wc not vcry I high degree of confidence in our McNamara, in asking for broail'l's''nlalcs and flexible powers to obligate, nearly billion during that year' arier wc tiave spelled out in detail what thc grc.il- tagon is asking. He said the cost or experience thc new pro- beyond he said. "Perhaps next he said, I our cojt- ,.........JM. 31 cedure. we will be able to develop more reliable cost estimates for the years further out in the fu- iture." McNamara said it is clear that in the next few years there will be a need for, new strategic re- taliatory systems. Mot so clear, [he :uldcd, arc the kinds of sys- 'terns which will be required. The major defense problem, McNamara said, is that the pres- ent extensive conlinrrtal air de- fense syotem was designed pri- marily to cope wilh mnss attack by manned bombers, The threat now. he said, is shilling to Inter- continental ballistic aad submarine-launched 1   

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