Abilene Reporter News, January 26, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS AR, NO. 223 .ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 26, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Dgffj ,_ are fn the midst of the Civil Centennial, the looth annlycisary of that conflict whjch true Southerner slill refers tg as The War Between the jYet among us arc many who heard firsthand from their fa- thers (he stoites of that biflcr bloodshed. Such stories should be pre- seived befoie they are lost in (he unshaky memory of tlie thud and fouith generaiions The Texas Genealogical Society is one of seveial groups making real effort toward such preservation Such tales, prop erly authenticated, are being printed in the society's bulle- tins. And wonderful stories they are. Ari example is "A Soldier of Company 'A' First Tennessee by Miss Tommie Clack, formerly for many years a masterful teacher of English, along with her sister, for the youth of this city The soldier whose story this Is was Missouri MeReynolds Clack, belter known aa Mack Clack, father of Miss Tommie and her teacher-sister, Miss Bob- bie. The late Mr. Clack lived here 'a half-century before his death iii 1929. Just a hundied years ago he was a restless young fellow anx- ious to get into the war, wait- ing at home m Rhea County, Tennessee, after being sent back from service once because of his. few years. Finally in Apul of 1862 Mack, by then 17, got his chance to don the uni- form of the Grays and within a few weeks Ms first taste of war In the; first Battle of Chat- tanooga, A young fellow could know a lot of wai in those days In Oc (obcr was in the Bailie of Perryville, in late De- cember in the Battle of Mur- frecsboro, in which he was wounded slightly, in the arm. Same great names arc asso- ciated with thai Army of Ten- nessee with which young Mack fought Gen, Braxton Bragg, Gen. Joe Wheeler, Wilder and the rest. But Clack's greatest adven- tures came when he and a young buddy were assigned to Bragg's Scouts to the dangerous mission of gathering information back in Ihcir home area of East Ten- nessee, an area laced with Union sympathizers. Their experiences, their es- capes, their victory put Ihe tee- vee tales to shame. And theirs are true. t Mack got back to his unit, made his, report, then took part In the Knoxvilla attack. He was with General Longslreet the rest of Ihe Tennessee campaign, then went with Longstreet to the Army of Northern Virginia. In the Woody fight, at Piedmont on June 5, 1864, young Clack was wounded by a minnie ball, suffering an injury from which he never fully recovered. The last part of his war story took place at a Union prison hospital in Staunton where Mack lay 11 monlhs without be- ing able lo move. lie was there when President Lincoln was as- sassinated, He and other pris- oner-patients didn't know what had happened, but they did know lhat lot of Yankee soldiers suddenly turned up at the hospi- tal. Later 'they found out why. The Union troops were protect- ing the wounded Southerners from inflamed Federals who threatened to kill Ihem all to avenge Lincoln's death. During the bitterness of the Reconstruction, Clack, a 'crip- pled lad on crutches he carried most, of the remainder of his life, decided it was betlcr lo try his fortune in Texas. And so he did. Marvelous stories, such as those of young "Rebel" Scout Clack, those arc the. tales we are in danger of, losing. Associated Prew.tVP) YOUNG MAN OF YEAR Phil Hewett, right, East- land schools band director, was revealed as Eastland's Young Man of the Year at the Eastland Junior Cham- ber of Commerce banquet Thursday night. Lee Ellis, banquet committee presents ;the recognition plaque lo Hewett. (Eastland RNS photo) Band Director EASTLAND (RNS) Phil Hew- cil, 28, >was named Eastland's Young Man of the Year at-the Junior Chamber of Commerce! banquet Thursday night in the White.Elephant Restaurant here. Eighly persons attended. Hewclt, '.Eastland 'schools' band director and son "of and Mrs, W. Robert Hewett of Fort Worth, was chosen from among three can- didates whose names were sub- mitted lo conies! chairman Lee Ellis by three Eastland civic or- ganizations. Hewett's name was present- ed by Ihe Rotary Club, Ben McKin- nis1 name by Ihe Lions Club and Grovcr Hallmark's by tiie Civic League and Garden Club. Hall- mark introduced the visitors for the banquet. Hewetl came to Eastland as di- rector of school bands in 1953, and since (bat time has developed four school bands which have brought recognition to himself as director, lo his students for excellence of performance and to Eastland as the parent town of the band. Shortly after he arrived here he started a campaign for new uni- forms for the high school band. The uniforms were ready for the 1960 opening of the Eastland High School football season. During 1901, under his leader- ship, a band hall was secured for the high, school. The school had never had one. The building was acquired and moved to the school location, where it was completely renovated by the Band Boosters Club. Since starling with the much- neglected high school band, Hew- ell has brought it up to top-notch performance and has organized the junior high school band, Ihe be- ginner's band, the Eastland.High School slage band and a choral ;roup. thcic brganizalions have made outstanding progress, win- ning individual and collective awards for superior bandmanship. Band In Demand The stage band has been in de- mand and 'Saturday was cbosen as the musical organization to open .he hour. March of Dimes Telerama in Abilene. Hewett is a charier member o: Jie Eastland Junior Chamber pi Commerce, and has served as a lirector. He is a member of Ihe Notary Club and Ihe Mcthodisl Church, in which he lias served as choir director. Before coming to Eastland he taught at Del Mar College in Cor- jus Chrisli, at Texas 'Christian University and at Boyd, Tex. He ss graduate of TCU and of the Mays' School of Music in Wash inglon, D C. He served in the N'avy four years. Sir. and Mrs. Hcwell are the parents of an infant sou. In making the award, Chairman Ellis said, "Tha judges worker more than Uirce hours making a lough decision among these three. Phil Hewett has won state See EASTLAND, Pg. 4-A, Col. 5 Poll InMtptfent CUhnml 19f1 Mil, fx.mptJ j.t., 11 NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sports 8, 9 Oil news 12 SECTION B Food news............. 2 news 3 Amusements A Comics 5 Editorials 6 TV Scour 10 Radio-TV logi 10 Obituaries 10 Farm newi, markets 11 H-SU PRESIDENT DR REIFF RESIGNS Release Is Asked July 1 or Earlier Dr. Evan Allard Reiff laic Thursday resigned as president of Uardin Simmons University. He handed his resignation to Dr. W. B. Irvin of Dallas, chairman of the board, who in turn in- 'ormed the board's executive committee which had convened o open bids on a new men's dorm- lory. The resignation is effective July 1, "or earlier should a successor chosen or other proper ar- rangements be made by the Board of Trustees for the administration of this Dr. Reiff said in his letter of resignation. Dr. Reiff said he had not made lis future plans and would not do so immediately. He said for the near future he wants only to rest. He has been president since July of 1953. The 10th president of H-SU, his tenure is the third ongest of any leader in the school's history. The late revered Dr: J. D. Sandefer was president 31 years intil his death in 1940. Dr.'Rupert N. Richardson, now president emeritus and senior professor of listory, served 10 years. He was Resignation Offered With Reluctance President Evan Allard Reiff's resignation letter, in full, follows: Dr. W. B. Irvin, Dallas, Tex. Dear Dr. Irvin: After long and prayerful con- sideration I have concluded to of- fer you as chairman of the board of trustees my resignation as president of Hardin-Simmons University. This resignation is to lake effect July 1, or earlier should a successor be chosen or other proper arrangements be made by the Board of Trustees for Iho administration of this office. You will know by our prior conversations that (he resignation is offered with some personal re- luctance to sever what has been for me a very warm relationship both with the immediate u vcrsily family and the various members of the board. I have every confidence in .the future of this great university and believe that adequate leadership can readily be found fo advance fur- ther ils usefulness and service. I would assume of course that (his resignation will be Irnnsmil- ted [o the Board of Trustees at Sec LETTER, Pg. 4-A, Col. 4 V. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Pase ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 lies) Partly cloudy and lurnlng oolcr Friday and Friday nlehl. Colder ilurday. llieh Friday 52. low Friday SM 32, high Saturday about 45. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy YIday morning thunderstorms east. Clear- Frida y. Cooler Friday Bight. A mile cower Saturday. Hlfih Fri- ay 53 northwest to G8 southeast. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Clearing Frt- iay occasional snow flurries northern Pan- handle early Friday morning. Fair Fri day nicht and Saturday. Cooler Friday anil Friday niKht. Turning colder Sstur. -light day. Hish Friday, oulhcast. DR. E. A. REIFF il-SU president resigns Dr. Reiff's immediate predeces sor. Expresses Regret Dr. Irvin Thursday nighl ex pressed regret at the president's resignation and spoke apprecia tion of his service. 'I think he is a wonderfu Christian gentleman in every re spect, and I have enjoyed working with the board chairmai said. "He has done a fine job for thi university over his tenure o nearly nine years. Certainly from the years I have known ilim I could make that statement." Dr. Irvin described Presiden1 Reiff as "an excellent academic man who has done a great dea for the ciuality of instruction Har din-Simmons offers. He has kep the full approval of the Southern See II-SU, Pg. 4-A, Cols. 1-3 WEATHER ing th riday aHtrnoon. Generally f niBht anj Saturday. Cooler Frida 38 northwest to SOUTH CENTRAL TE.VAS: Cloudy (o cloudy and lurnlnK cooler Friday vith scattered thunderstorms culling west Friday morning, cast along the coast by ale Friday. Saturday lair and a little cooler. IHeK Friday 65-75. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Parity _____ and cooler Friday. Clear and cooler Fri- l.ay night. Saturday fatr and cool. High TEMI'EKATUIIKS Thnrj. a.m. Tnurs. p.n 52............ 1-00 .........._ 55 52 53 52 ------....._. 55 52 5! 50. 48 45 54 50 50 51............ 53 51 __________ ..........55 53............ ........__ 56 56 High and low for 24-hours ending .in.: X, and -13. Hlsh and low same dale last year: 25 ond Sunset last night: sunrise today: :37; sunset tonight: Barometer reading ai 9 p.m.: 27.92. Humditily at 9 p.m.: per cent. Guatemala In State of GUATEMALA in the president's office, wai Miguel Ydigoras put target of an earlier assassina- under a state of siege attempt last month. declaring machine-gunners assassins who killed him assassinated his secret wounded one of his aides and chief were directed from chauffeur. The police chief, Ranulfo killers escaped, zalez, was shot down from police mobilized in full force speeding car Wednesday night quickly arrested two leftist he was leaving his parly leaders, Mario Proclaiming the stale of Montenegro of the Revo- a form of martial law, party and Manuel Colom said (he killing was the work of Ihe recently founded "Guatemalan and Revolutionary Union.' gunmen in Uie service of Dec. 11, eight days after ism directed from elections, six gun- Ydigoras' government is one disguised as police stormed Ihe strongest advocates of the electoral board office and oughgoing sanctions said one of them "had Prime Minister Fidel hired to assassinate me." K Cuba al the current eteclion documents were can meeting at Punta del and burned. Officials in members of Ihe Revolu- Chief Gonzalez, who parly and the leftist Na- tional Liberation Movement. Palace Owner Threatened For Offering to Show Film By BILL McADA Reporter-News Staff Writer The owner of Ihe Palace The- ater revealed Thursday he had re- ceived a number of veiled threats in which telephone callers urged him not to make his theater avail- able lo show the movie, "Not To. night, Al Smith, 1210 Santos St., lold a reporter lhat prior lo Ihe fir si jury showing on Jan. 16, he had received four local calls and two long distance calls suggesting he refuse use of his Iheater by the cily. At the same time, Asst. City Ally. Bob Manderson said that those other local .theater owners asked .to let-_the city .use their theaters had refiised. He did not name those theater house own- ers contacted by the city. "It is my understanding lhat a representative of Ihe Legal De- partment or ,Ioe Pride (chairman of the Movie Review Board) contacted some of the local opera- tors concerning the use of (heir Manderson said. "Those who were asked re- he said. Smith, a veteran of 14 years in the Iheater business and allied businesses, made his small the-' ater on Chestnut St. available to ,_-, Ihe ..city .without'charge. However, he did ask for and re- fc- ceive a "hold harmless" agree- ment from the city which would clear him of any prosecution which might result from the film being shown in his Iheater. He said he asked for the agree- ment on the advice of one of the callers. S m i I h's theater, which or- dinarily shows Lalin American films on the weekend, was used See OWNER, Pg. 4-A, Col. 1 FILM SHOWING COSTS Theater Owner Guilty By BOB BRUCE Reporter-News Sluff Wriler Mrs. Katherine Jacob, Abilene theater owner, was found guilty Thursday of showing an obscene movie "Not Tonight, and fined by a Corporation Court jury. Beverly Tarpley, Mrs. Jacob's attorney, said she would file an appeal lo County Court-at-Law, probably Friday. The day-long trial concluded at p.m. when Ihe six-man jury decided Mrs, Jacob was guilty of violating Ihe Cily of Abilene's movie censorship ordinance. The first trial involving Ihe con- troversial "Not Tonight, ended in a hung jury on Jan. 16, 4-2 for conviction of Mrs. Jacob. The case arose the night of Dec. 3, 1961, when the film was con- fiscated by Abilene Police Capt. A. Martin following its showing at the Crescent Drive-In Theater, owned by Mrs. Jacob, of 1801 Portland. Jurors viewed the technicolor movie Thursday morning shortly after City Ally. John Davidson opened his case. Almost 100 spec lators filed into the Palace The- ater for the showing. After retiring to Ihe jury room al p.m., jurors relumed brief' y to the courtroom at lo slate Iheir vote was 5-1. They FILM INTO EVIDENCE The controversial film "Not Tonight, was introduced into evidence in the trjal of Mrs. Katherine Jacob in Corporation Court Thursday morning after testimony was heard from Abilene Police Capt, L. A. Martin, on the stnnd. The jury lhat found Mrs. Jacob guilty of violating the city's movie censorship ordinance Is at right. (Staff photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) reached the verdict almost an lour later. Capt. Marlin testified Thursday morning, followed during the af- lernoon by Joe D. Pride, Bill Uorphew and Waily Aiken, all of Abilene. Pride, who brought the com- plaint against Mrs. Jacob as Short Shower Skips Over Area Thursday's 2-S-minute shower in Abilene trickled .02 of an inch of moislure at Ihe Municipal Air- port weather station, Shannon Teal, mctcrologist, said. The rain slarled at p.m. Teal held little hope that the area would receive any more moisture soon. Thursday's rain- fall brings Ihe total for Ihe year to .07 of an inch. Normal is .70. In the area, Easlland reported a misty day Thursday, with heav- ier rain slarmg at 0 p.m. Winters registered a (race of rain during the day. Al Snydcr, .02 of an inch of moisture had fallen by p.m. Temperatures were mild In Abilene, with the mercury reach ing 5G degrees by noon. Low reading for the 24-hour period end Ing at 9 p.m. was 48 degrees. Partly cloudy skies nre forecast for Friday, with temperatures dropping slightly. High Friday is expected to he 52 degrees, with a low of 32 predicted for Friday nlghl. Salurday's lempernturcs should be about 45 degrees. chairman of Ihe Citizens Revievf Board, affirmed Davidson's ques' lion that the movie "sure did" show naked women. Movphew, a certified public ac- countant, said that in his opinion nudity is "synonymous" with See FILM, Pg. 4-A, Col 7 Governor Nutter Killed in Crash WOLF CREEK, Mont. Gov. Donald G. Nutter, 45, two other Montana officials and three crewmen were killed Thursday when the governor's plane crashed in a heavily wooded can- yon. The area is about 35 miles north of Helena. Two loggers reported finding the wreckage and said all aboard were dead. They said Ihey re- moved two bodies. Nutter was accompanied by Dennis B. Gordon, 38, a Billings oilman and lawyer. Gordon joined Nutter's staff as his executive secretary shortly before the gov- ernor took office Jan. 2, 1961. The other state official wilh Nutter was Edward C. Wren, 42, state agriculture commissioner, Nutter was en route to Cut Bank in northern Montana lo address a meeting of the U. Highway 2 Association. Or. N. A. Franken, Havre, flight surgeon for the National Guard, identified tho pilot as Cliff Han- son; the copilot, Andy Devinc, bolh of Ihe Great Falls area. Dr. FVanken snid he had been scheduled to make the trip with the pnrly, but then decided against it. Nutter, a B24 bomber pilot in World War II, flow 62 combat missions and had more than 500 hours of combat He spent GOV, DONALD NUTTER of .Montana 39 months in the old Army Aft Corps, 13 monlhs of that time In the Chinn-Bnrma-India theater.; lie held the Air Medal clusters and a Distinguished Fly- ing Cross with clusters. The Republican governor returned to Helena Tuesday night from a flight lo Oklahoma for a meeting of the National Cowboy Hnll of Fame, of wes a trustee.- ;