Abilene Reporter News, January 23, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY 1 BIST YEAR, NO. 220 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 23, PAGKt, SECTIONS PAGE ONE .'Ice, dictionary 'says, is water frozen or reduced to the solid slate by odd, Ice, the au- thority explains, is transparent, nearly colorless, a crystalline and brittle substance. Ice, the dictionary (ails'to note, is slick, underfoot nhd'un- der lire. Ice, we all-had best admit; is something upon which we know- not how lo travcr safely. Ice, i at this writing, covers sidewalks, streets, houses, wives and everything hereabouts. Ice covers automobiles you see the Peeping Toms prowling the jown, drivers hunched down to peer through those first tiny holes the defroster opens in that sheath of ice called a wind- shield. Ice broke at least one wind- shield we heard about, filling a tiny hole made earlier by a flying gravel, expanding until, lo, there was a big crack. tee.has. brought a round of fer.der-busling the likes of which we won't sec until an- other ice storm. We checked with ihe experts at the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Abilene police department for instruc- tions on safe driving in this mis- erable weather. The advice boils clown to this: Slay home; or 2. Take it easy, very, very easy. Specifically, the rules arc list- ed and they're easier read than obeyed. '.The first is, go slow. "Tori miles an should lie your speed limil on these says Sgl. Jack Hurst of the local police. "At 20 miles an hour it'd Like at least 100 feet for a panic Unless you ran into some- thing that slops you sooner. Slart off slowly, they tell us, in second if you have slaiulard transmission. It's impossible, lo proceed for- ward any other way. A heavy foot on the accelerator and you go round and round and no- where at all except into Ihe neighboring car. Once underway, the experts say, (urn toward your slide when you start sliding. That's counter to your instinct lo yank left if you slide right. Such instinct is bringing on a lot of insurance claims. ,And the fourth rule is, don't ston in a hurry. Yon can't. And if you try there's going lo be togetherness ot lhat intersection. So we have nasly weather. It should not have come as a sur- prise. Now is time for Ihe Abi- lene Fnt Stock Show, an event which brings out the worst in the weather-producer. But, Show Chief .Ice Antillcy reports, exhibitors and exhibits arrived ahead of the storm, Ihe show grounds arc well-equipped, the people are keeping warm and the animals love the weath- er. March of Dimes item: Last Friday was birthday No. 11 for L. 0. Gates III, Marsalis, a fifth grader at Robert E. I.ce who is belter known as liusly. Husly invited other fifth grad- ers of his school to liis birthday parly. Instead of gifts for him he asked the guests to bring gifts to the MOD. Nel to the Worthy cause, even. Associated Press (fP) DALLAS Martha Sheppcrcl watches as Jesse Hernandez scrapes the ice from the windshield of her car in Dallas Monday. Freezing drizzle has put a sheath of ice on the northern half of the slate. Office workers in Dallas, like this couple, were sent home early to avoid rush hour traffic. (AP Wirepholo) tote Gri By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A bitter wave of Arctic cold grifptxl much of Texas Monday, sheathing the northern two-thirds of the slate in a thickening coal of ice with freezing drizzle, slcel J snow joining in Ihe winter in North Central Texas, Northeast Texas and West Central portions of the stale. Roads and thoroughfares were, iced over bad icy bridges north cast of a line from Big Spring through San Angelo, SCHOOLS SHUT BY ICE. SNOW Warming Trend Is Forecast Mason, Belton, Palestine and Ty- Thc Wealher Bureau posled cold ler to Carthage. The ice line wave and ice slorm warnings for the rest of the state as North Texas reeled under (he frigid blasts. Since the current -wave first sti'uck Saturday night, al least nine persons had died from acci- dents blamed on the weather. Forecasters said the worst was yet to come for most sections in- cluding the usually warm Lower Hio Grande Valley Where a freeze is expected Tuesday night. Lone Star Gas Co. at Dallas announced curtailment of fuel lo industrial consumers. Schools closed. Many businesses shut (town and going-home traffic in the metropolitan areas became a Brent, almost hopeless snarl of automobiles, buses ami trucks. Highways became more hazard- ous by the hour laic Monday and the Texas Highway Department warned lhat motorists should travel only in case of emergency moved southward as dusk fell. vould go into effect at 8 a.m.land one westbround flight Mon- 'ucsday a 50 per cent curtailmenljday Service was resumed, with the f gas to mduslnal users m the Dallas-Fort Worth district, includ-L m and at 8-32 nra on time ing: most of Northeast Texas was WhVTElt IS HEKE hft nrnji i _ 11 _ i. the area around-.Waco: A' curtailriient could expected at Gatesville, Camer- n, Temple, Rockdale, Taylor and a Lone Star spokes- lan said, lie added thai curtail- lenls began Monday in North Texas and in wesl central regions, mounting to as much as 80 per ent. The feezing rain warnings, a rarity, or North Central Texas, North- ast Texas and some Northwest 'exas sections. Cold wave and ice torm warnings went up (or the CHARLES E. PAXTON in 1S43 SVater Postmaster Paxfon Succumbs SWEETWATER (R N S) Charles Paxloti, Sivcdivater postmaster since July, 1955, and former head of the Gulf oil refin- ery here, died Monday at 9 p.m. in Shannon Hospital ;it Snn Ange- lo. He was 72. Mr. Paxlon served as head of the refinery for 30 years prior lo his retirement. Named Swcelwalcr's most val- uable citizen in Mr. Paxlon was al that lime president of the Buffalo Trail Council of Ihc Roy Scouts of America; war fund director for Region H; chairman of Ihe Sweclwalcr USO, member and former chairman of the No- lan County Welfare Association; member of the city zoning com- mission, and former district gov- ernor of Rolary District 127. Mr. Paxton was born in Brook- lyn, N. Y., but was almost a life- limc resident of Texas. Stricken seriously ill about a ago, he was taken lo San Angolo where he underwent surg- ery Thursday night for an obstruc- tion of Ihe throat. Survivors include his wife, ol Swcetwalcr; one daughter, Mrs. Dick Roberts of Dallas; and one son, Tom Paxlon of Philadelphia, Pa. Calc-Spenccr Funeral Home if in charge of arrangements, whicl arc pending. Paralyzing Deadlock Grips Inter-American Conference fiy THOMAS ,1. STONE I (AP) The historic hemisphere conference called lo deal with Cas- Iro communism opened Monday nnd Monday night was in. Die grip of paralyzing deadlock, The possibilily grew that start of .actual dcbalc in full session migh'l be delayed 24 hours in an U.S. lirfpcs for strong collective regime slumped under the pressure of mounting disunity among Latin- American allies. After Iwo clays of backstage conferences on how lo cone wilh Cnslro's introduction of the Com- munist system inlo Ihc Western fade Hint the inter-American for- eign ministers, conference would effort lo' heal splits among chances seemed lo delegations. With Ihe Cubans appearing more nnd more confident Ihnl Ihcy will emerge from the meeting unpun- ished, spokesmen for Brazil and Argentina reported bnekslagc dis-, aisslon lind been fruitless. "It was an inconclusive and ncg- nllve said Ihe Brav.llinn vole penalties against Cuba as urged by Ihe United Slnlos, Preliminary dcbalc threatened widening rifts among members of Ihc sponsoring Organization ol American Slalcs. CJunlcmala, an advocalc ol nothing more than reprimands. Haiti, previously counted on U vote for strong aclion, suddenly shifted to the other side with sucn big nations as Mexico, Argentina Brazil and Chile in favor of s hands-off policy. The lineup left only 12 certain votes for less thai Hie required majority. Developing differences cmboltl cued (he Cuban delegation to pro diet Ihnl Ihc anti.Cubnn counl w even smaller. Joso A. Mora, secretary goner al of, Ihe OAS, opened Ihe week long meeting wilh a warning Ilia "structures of Ihc new world may disappear nt any moment if we Icl forces attempting lo destroy spokesman, "ami we did not mnkejstronK penalties, (lircatcned to any progress." x [walk out in protest If Cuba, got] Sec MEETING, I'g, l-A, Col, 2 Winter returned to Texas and lo Abilene Monday wilh the second arclic-typc slorm in as many weeks covering the city and parts of Ihc area with a treacher- ous coaling of ice. However, (lie weather forecast calls for warm- er temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday. Bitter cold necessitated the closing of many area schools Mon- day and several will not be open Tuesday, Schools which will be closed Tuesday include Coleman, Santa Anna, Mozelle, Talpa-Centennial, Cisco and Cisco Junior College. Albany schools will hold classes, but will he dismissed at p.m. so that buses can make (heir The Highway Department called j trips wilh students, oads in the Paris district, includ-l Commercial transportation inlo and from Abilene began returning; ig those in Grayson, Hunt, Fan- in. ncllq, Hopkins and Lamm- S0mc difficultics in _ ounlies, "extremely Continental Air Lone Star Gas Co. said Ihcrekancelled two casthoum! lo normal late Monday, after morn- Lines flights Weather Bureau posled If there was any doubt that Abilene is in full-dress win- aboul is minuies late, an airline ler this picture taken in Kirby Park in. southeast Abilene Monday afternoon orlh portions of Central 'exas, extending into some south lorlions; and for Soulbeast Texas and Southwest. Texas. Minimum temperatures Tuesday norning down to 7 degrees were ixpected in North Cenlral Texas, iround 10 in Northeast Texas, and lown lo around zero in Northwest 'exas. For southern porlions of he state, Tuesday morning lows vcrc expected lo go around 20 in ioulh Central Texas, 23 in South- Texas, 15 in Southwest Texas mil down lo 12 in extreme South vest Texas. The Texas Highway Department ate Monday added the Waco dis- rict to its hazardous roads list. t said all roads were iced over n BOSO.UC, Hamilton and Hill counties. Ice also on hills ind bridges in the Mason County irea as the Hill Country caught leel and snow. Dalliarl had the day's low read- ng, 2 above zero. Zero temper .lure was forecasl for the upper 'anhamlle Monday night. The hermomcter dropped 19 degrees i 17 mi nut us as the cold blast Sec TEXAS, Pg. 4-A, Col. 2 spokesman said. On Ihe ground, both Continental and Greyhound Bus Lines report- ed weslbound buses on time, but that eostbound buses were run- ning from one lo two hours late. One driver said lhat his trip1 from Dallas to Breckenridge was pretty had, but that the roads be- tween Breckenridge and Abilene were in pretty good shape. Telephone circuits and lines held up in a good fashion, a Southwestern Bell Telephone spokesman said. "There were no See WEATHER, Pg. 4-A, Col. 1 should clear it up. (Staff Plioto) S. I) KIM HTM KNT 0 F COM M f II WKATHKIt ttlJHEAU (IVr.ilher tnaii, 1'nre A) ABILHNK AND vltVNlf-y "Ancllm VlrsL T cloudy nnd continued old Tuesday morning, A wan Tuesday afternoon. Pnrtly cloudy Dinner High Tuesday. 30 to W. Jew Tuesday night is to 20, hifih Vcdnpsday in the 40's. NORTH CENTRAL iloslfy cFoudy and colcfer snuth partis :loudy north Tuesday. Partly cloudy Tucs- ,y, aml Wednesday. Not quite sr old Wednesday and northwest porlinr Xft Jflh mostly cloudy south Tuesday not so cold. I'artly cloiuly and mil quite so cold Tuesday night and Wed- nesday. Itkh lue.scl.iy 20 lo 31. SOUTHWKST TEXAS Colil w.ivr md ice .storm through Tuesday. Mosll> cloudy through Wednesday occasion il [rceziiiR light r.iin or steel. Soinf icM snow tiorlh portion Tuesday. Con- inuotl cold inroucn Wednesday. Uigurs! Yedncsdny 20s oorth Ids south. Monday a.m. 23 NEWS INDEX SECTION A Spoils d, 7 Oil newi 10 TV Scout.............. H SECTION B Obituaries.............. 2 Amusements 4 Women's news 5 Editorials 6 Comics 7 Form news, maikcfs II Radio, TV logs......... 12 Poll Taxes Paid Exemptions Claimed Total 1961 Polls, Exempli. Record (I960) Dsadlln.......... Jan. 31 WEATHER TKMPERATUIIKS Monday p.n ___..... 15 tfi 13 18 17 16 _. 17 15 15 _. 35 Hich and low for 24-nours cndinc 9 m.: 57 and M. Ilisjh and low same dale last year 65 and 37. Suuscl la.sl night: 6; 02; sunrise today sunset toiliuhl: fiiOl. Harcirnplcr rradinR at 0 p.m.: 23.53. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 78 per cent. IT'S SATURDAY NOW Earth-Circling Trip Postponed By JOHN' BAKBOUK CAPE CANAVERAL, Flu. (AP) in the oxygen system ilesigned lo feed astronaut John 11. Glenn Jr., Ihe breath of life a new postponement Mon day of his round-the-world space (light. It's off until Saturday, at the earliest. If the (ault had gone uncorrccl- ed, officials said, there was a pos- sibility that oxygen would be used' up at an excessive rale should the space craft lose pres- sure during ils three whirls around (he globe. This could have spelled clisnstei for Marine LI. Col. Glenn, who had been scheduled lo embark on his great advenlure Wednesday. Glenn look the delay phil- that on closer examination no ividencc of dust was discovered. They :he trouble was, merely announc- ing thai a couple of vital parts being replaced and that "tesls of Ihe system continued." not say exactly whal Anli-lmpacl Bill Hearing Wednesday Heportcr-Ncws Austin Bureau AUSTIN Sen. David Ratliff of Stamford got a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. on one of his bills to Impact after the Senate sent it The space cabin is filled withjback to committee by a vote of oxygen at a pressure similar to (lint on Ihe way that passenger cabins on jet airliners are pressurized. Astronaut Glenn will wear a space suit which will provide him both with o.xygcn to breathe as will give it well as a small, closc-to-lhc-skinj Meanwhile, almosphere and pressure parable with that on earth. Should Ihe space craft cabin be punctured in some emergency, Glenn would normally be able to osophically, according to officialsjrcly on (lie smaller atmosphere of the Nalionnl Aeronautics and Space Administration. He was reported lo have said (crscly: "The additional lime will only increase our sharpness." Earlier in the day, sources close to NASA indicated the trou- ble might have been due to tiny specks of dust invading the deli- cate oxygen life-line, perhaps pre- venting a valve from closing. However, officials said later1 satellites with one rocket. within iiis space suit. the fault in the oxygen system would have led to a possibility that loo much oxygen would be used and lost. Meantime NASA officiuls are still trying to prepare a rocket Ihnt will be aimed ;U (he moon late Ibis week, perhaps Friday. 15-10. RatlifF termed the vote "a pure wet-atuklry affair." He said he is hopeful that the full dence Committee, headed by Sen. Dorses' Harcleman of San Angelo, n favorable report. Rep. Truett Lali- com-jnicr of Abilene obtained a public (hearing date on his two Impact bills. Rep. George Preston of Paris, chairman of the House Committee on Municipal and Pri- vate Corporation, said lie would have the hearing either Thursday afternoon or Friday. Preston said it will he held Thursday afternoon if the House voles (o adjourn for the weekend on Thursday. If a House session is planned Friday, then the hear- ing will ue held that afternoon. Only two of the 11 committee members who present and And the Air Force still hoped! Monday voted wilh it could meet its Wednesday tar. liff (0 mble the motion by Tint- by Sen. ;et date for launching five earth Culp Krugor of El Cnmpo lo send the bill back to committee. Legislature Passes Banking By JERUY AUSTIN legislature senl to Oov. Price Daniel Monday an abandoned property bill aimed al making hanks report inactive accounts. H Ihcn jumped inlo one of ils businest days of committee hearings in the half-completed session. Hie abandoned properly bill, or cselieat bill by Rep. Charles Hughes of Shermnn, cleared the House on a voice vote when the lower chamber accepted Senate changes lo Ihe original House bill. Daniel, oil I of town for Ihe day, s cxpcclcd lo sign Ihe bill into Inw. His executive assistant, George Christian, said passage of the hill "represents a real victory in the fight which Gov. Price Dan- iel begin three years ago.'" Christian said the bill is nearer Daniel's original recommendation of than the general escheat1 enforcement passed by an- other special session in I960. The general bill excluded banks and hanking institutions, and Daniel said the main reasons for calling (his special session was lo include banks under the provisions of an escheat bill. Six House committees and three Scnatn commitlccs then went into action on other measures Daniel consider. House and Scnnlc committees approved, two bills lo make San Angelo College a four-year stale- supported college. Both will now head for dcbalc on the floor of Iwlh houses. A House committee also gave n favorable report to a bill to cle- Kelali'd story, I'g. 10-B vale Pan American College at Edinburg supported. Bolh House and Senate commit- tees considered bills dealing with municipal annexation procedures. One bill by Hep. W. T. Duncan of McKinney WHS supported by the Texas Municipal f.cague. The oilier bill in a House committee has allowed the special session to by Rep, Charles Wilson was fa- vored by Ihc Texas Homebuilders Association. Doth measures were sent to a subcommittee. The bills would limil a city's annual annex- ation lo 10 per cent of ils total area. The Senate municipal annex-! alion bill by Sen. Preston Smith of Lubboek was considered briefly by a Senate committee, but no aclion was taken. Both House and Senate commit- tees heard hills whicli would con- solidate two Jefferson County drainage districts and allow Ihe consolidated district lo attempt to obtain money from the federal government to construct a J.13 mil- lion seawall. The Senate versions was passed from committee and will go lo Ihe floor, while tho House version was sent lo a sub- committee. Another House committee re- ported favorably a bill which would allow farmers in the plains area vising natural gas for irri- gation the right to appeal ratea set by the gas utilily lo the Texas Railroad Commission. The Senalu Stale Affnlrs Corn- See BANKING, I'g. l-A, Col. 3 ;