Abilene Reporter News, January 30, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

January 30, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 30, 1962, Abilene, Texas 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 227 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 30, 1962 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (JP) MURDER CHARGED A headon collision on this stretch of U.S. Highway 83 Vj> mile south of Ballinger Monday afternoon was fatal to LucUvig Emil Orsak, 51, of Lowake. His wife and two daughters were injured. Two persons in the other car involved, both from Bal- linger, were not injured. Mrs. Orsak and Cheryl Joy, 13, are hospitalized at San Angelo, Mrs. Orsak being treated for shock and Cheryl Joy for brain concussion. Dorothy Lea, 14, is in Ballinger Clinic-Hospital being treated for a fractured arm, cuts and bruises. Mr. Orsak and his family were in the 1953 Chevrolet pick- up pictured at right. Charges of murder with a motor vehicle were filed Tuesday against Jessie Cortcz, driver of the other car. See story on Page 2-A. (Photos by Claude R. Stone Jr., Ballinger) Leggett Admits 170 Crimes Here Abilene ex-convict James Hugh Leggett Tuesday signed a state- ment before local detectives in which he admitted more than 170 burglaries here during the past three years. Addition of the Abilene Intelligence Feels Pilot Had Defected By ROBERT S. AU.EN PAUL SCOTT WASHINGTON The Bulgari- an Air Force pilot who crash- landed his MIG-17 near a secret NATO missile base in Italy is now definitely believed lo be a de- fector and not a spy. That's the sensational conclu- in a secret report U. S. coun- ter intelligence officers have sent lo (he Defense Department from Italy. They based their findings on a full day's questioning of the 22 year old Milusc Selakov ami evi- dence gathered from the wreck- age of his Russian built jet. According to their report, thclwilh Texas Rangers, said the which included safe jobs, business firm broakins and coin machine burglaries pushed the total number of crimes admitted by Leggclt lo more than 700, stale officers said. The list of local burglaries, drawn up after Ihe 33-year-old burglar had taken local and slate officers on a pin-pointing tour of the city, filled two legal- sized pages. 1'Cggclt, of 1WI S. 6lh St., was arrested al his home Jan. 22 by local and state officers on a burglary warrant issued by the Big Spring Police Department. Under interrogation by Texas Rangers in Georgetown and in Austin, Leggoll admitted more than 300 burglaries in 85 counties during the firsl Iwo days follow- ing his arrest. And the total has been growing ever since. He also named four accom- plices, one of whom is his neph- ew, Rowell P. Leggelt. Rec- ords indicate he once lived on S. Mrci St. All have been charged with burglaries in a number of Texas cities. As the story of the slate wide crime spree began to unfold last week, Texas Rangers termed Log- gctt's activities part of "Ihe big- gest burglary and sare-cracking ring in modern stale history." Del. Sgt. John Roberts, who in- terrogated Leggelt here Tuesday U.S. Backs Away From Ban Vote Early Hopes Fade For Adjournment PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay United Slales and ils Latin-American supporters backed away today from a de- mand for an immediate vote hy lie hemispheric foreign ministers conference to exclude Cuban 'rime Minister Fidel Castro's re- gime from the Organization of American Slates. The majority group eased its stand in an effort lo break a dead- ock over how and when the sus- pension should take effect. The conference, which was sup- posed lo end Monday, continued :o drag on after houis of fruitless bargaining. As hopes faded for an early adjounimcnl, United Slates prestige appeared lo suffer aj alow. i Tlie H-nation group met for Iwu hours and nnmed a threc-natio.i commiltee to a compromise amendment to be offered to tl.e six nations holding out for a vel- vet glove approach. The United Slates and 13 Latin- American nations backing a lo'Jgh line against Fidel Castro's cov-j ernmcnt had just Ihe ncccs5aryj two-thirds majority lo curry aj formal resolution to oust the! Groups Pressing Poll Tax Effort The race against time for vot- ers to pay poll taxes was in the home stretch Tuesday and a concerted effort by several organ- izations was underway to stimu- late a "boom" in the number of poll taxes paid by the Wednes- day midnight deadline. Burl King, county lax assess- or-collector, said Tuesday that Monday was the second day in a row that more than poll tax payments had been received through his office. Friday, were received and on Mon- day. Of the Friday total, the Abi- lene Junior Chamber of Com- merce was responsible for obtain- ing over 500. The Jaycees are one of four ma- jor organizations in Abilene and Taylor County making a strong effort to boost poll tax sales. Their effort wil be matched by the last minute push planned Wednesday night by the Taylor Members of (he league are charge of the boolh which will main open through 5 p.m. Weil-i ncsday. Jim Millerman. president of the Young Republican Club, said that while his organization had made or planned no major overwhelm- Bulgarian pilot sluck by his story hrenkins admitted occurred in County Young Democrats Club. that he was a defector, and has; given both U. S. and Italian offi-' cers valuable information nlxnit Soviet air capabilities in the Bal- kans. The U. S. counter intelligence agents also found that Solakov late 1958, in 1059. 1960, 1961 That organization is planning a "some in Ihe area as recent as the night before he was arrested." Sgt. Roberts said Leggett stations G p.m. to midnight poll (ax p.iy- mcnl watch at Abilcnc's seven a phenomenal memory" for the crimes admitted in the stale. "He was able lo tell just made the flight alone ami was'how he did each Roberts not accompanied by any other said. Don Norris, president of Young Democrats Club, said the poll tax bor.lhs will be oiwn as; Wednesday, long as people are coming in or! King lauded Ihe efforts Poll Tax form, Pg. 7-B Havana government from Ihe OAS councils. They scheduled another bar- gaining session today in an eflorl lo win over sis of Latin America's biggest and most influential na- tions demanding a delay in the formal ouster of Cuba. The six were Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador. Both sides emerged from closed-door, eight-hour bargaining session early today asserting some progress had been made on Ihe issue threatening a deep split in inter-American relations. The foreign ministers went wilhout dinner Monday night in an effort lo break the impasse. After the session there were hints of compromise in the works. Asked if the meeting produced any progress, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk said, "I think so." I One conference informant said llhe United Slates appeared lo be ileaning toward what !ie called the THE WEAKER SEX Decle Patterson, 11, of Dallas, has shown the children in her neighborhood women may not be the weaker sex as she peddles around on her ttnicycle. The shopowner who sold her the unicycle had sold it four or five times previously, only to have it returned. Bobby Bellamy, 9, decides Dede can have the unicycle. He'll stick to a bicycle. (AP Wirephoto) Junior Bar Assn. Warned To Drop Loan Shark Fight AUSTIN Criss Colejmittee cwilrl get all the way monthly service charge, of Houston, author of a loan Ihe long measure. j The other remaining unpassed bill, warned the State Junior Bar Association today lo "slay oul of this tight." nlt UILII-I I UJUJtiXjl.'U The 10 man conference com-lmajor bill, lo pay for tourist ad- mittce began work at a. m.lverlising other items, was Argentine view that it would bej Cole made (he remarks work at a. m. better to have all 20 nations cen- giving a progress report to the! Major points in the controversy land continued until the House re-.due consideration in the House law it. Cuba than a majority out-'llou.se on House and Senate lnc size of loans to be rogu-[ The today. It. too. is headed ,'crsy for conference committee. jtialions for an agreement on ing effort to sell poll taxes, An Argentine spokesman measure, dividual members had been con-.Rusk "with infinite patience" sajj (nc tacting as many people as pos-jseemcd si We. ffe said the group has a posing membership of around 100. _ House passed a measure and the interest rates. isetling standards for cities and As lhc measure left the lo annex new territory, it 'oans lo and Hie Jaycees have sent teprc- senlalives lo every civic club meeting in Abilene during the past few weeks, the group sold poll taxes at their annual "Facts for Freedom" seminar last Fri- day and Saturday and they arc operating two locations where poll taxes can be purchased, at Bud Gray Motors on N. 1st St. and Lcggett Dr. and al a trailer at N. 3rd and Cypress Sis. R. W. (Bob) Young, chairman of the poll tax campaign for the whereby each OAS body would cide on excluding Cuba in line! ivitli the proposed conference rtcc- wun inimiic paucnce saij tnc president 0[ the- "V iu aim lo have brought the op- Jim nar hnd Gov Pl.iccjsct interest at 3 per cent a month sides toward a solution nskjnq him to veto any'0" a llp (0 s100' 2'5 ccnl went to the Senate lixtay. regulation measure. Cole saitl Ehe request was made Tlie le.sichition would limit a city's land growth lo 10 per cent to S200 loans, 2 per cent, of ils total area each year. A to S500 loans and 1.5 pcrjsiniilnr bill lias been in a Senate :eenl on S1500 loans. isubcornmillee for more than a ill with the proposed ronlcrence lhe docs not loans. isuDconiinmre lor more than nralion that the Castro timc (o A Iiotx' Scnilte floor amend-jweek. and sponsors said it w is incompatible with the wish (liese pgople lnit a ceiling on Iheidic at midnight Thursday. American system. inlaying into the hands of ihe'loims to lic rcsulated and allowed The House sent to the Senate The Brazilian-led bloc ncODlu in this figh1 Colcl'cr'c'crs to t'lilrKe 3 per cent'hi'.l putting movies under lhc pi agreed with the others on such 'interest a month or impose a Sl.SOJvisions of an obscenity law. The Brazilian-led bloc agreed with the others on such censure of Ihe Castro regime but saitl. B pjckcring of is prcs. contends the present OAS charter Qf Bar does not provide for Cuba s sus- hjm pension. They want another for- eign ministers' meeting convened on Ihe issue afler a proper legal foundation has been laid. planes, as first reported. Also, the cameras in Solakov's MIG-17 did not contain any film. (until midnight. Roberts said the loot from the He said the Young Democrats burglaries "will run way up there." said it might be a and the plans had psscd Ihe 750- week lo 10 days before any ap- mile range al which he would have] proximate total is available. had to turn back if he was lo have sufficicnl gas to return safe- ly to his base. The single-jet MIG-17 in which Solakov made the trip has a range of miles with Ihe lypc of wing tanks found on the plane. The pJane is widely used hy the European Communist satellite countries' air forces. It is common practke for Com- munist pilots to fly In pairs. How- aver, Soiakov mane the trip alone. The report states that Italian counter intelligence agents share same conclusion, but nre not making Ihii public in Italy. (DWrttwfcd by Hnll SywBcaU, lac.) (AH Rights Re- "We will have to pull the file on each of these burglaries and clear them oul one by Rob- erls sard. These reports show the amount reported missing in each burglary. I.cggctt was brought to Abilene by Texa Rangers who joined wilh local officers in rlcaing up the cases. Monday, LeEgclt was charged with more than 30 burglaries in Big Spring. Officers there esli- mated the loss would run to sev- eral thousands of riollnrs. The Rangers have accompanied I.eggctt lo San Angelo, Midland, Colorado City, Wnco and a, num- ber of other cities as they (it his have printed and furnished over 5.000 application blanks which were distributed through the pub- lic schools and major grocery stores over the weekend. The Abilene Logue of Women Voters opened ils poll lax booth Monday at Thornton's Food Store at S. Vth St. and f.cggctt Dr. It is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Ofcituirlo Radio-TV Sporti TV To Your Gmf H.ottk SECTION I .Jaycees, said the poll Ins booths The United States and (he Ccn- will be open until m i d n i g h tltral American nations consider :lhis legalistic approach uimcecs- of all sary delay which possibly wou'.d Cole told Ihe House the confer-; enee committee had made prog-! ress on a compromise "but we; haven't got down to the two mainj points." Cole said referring to the: loan limit and inlercst rales. Sen Frank Owen of Kl Paso.. cent hill putting movies under the interest a month or impose a Sl.SOJvisions of an obscenity law. Several Reported Near Ready to File Taylor County Democratic Par-iwith politic-.il rumors and expec- irll the organized groups which have run into ye been helping sell poll "This has a lifesaver to my office." he commented. "We would never handle till- staff." have been able lo endanger ress progrr which the Senate group said Chairman Tom Wehb filed for taliws. ,-ears and vcry l.e-electio.i Tuesday, a day Also film- Tue.-.lay was T. E. lhc jliiance or jog- wc Pl.tx, s 'alll. ,____ nf H Foreign Minister Francisco Kan Thiago Dantas of lej.cler many people wilh my of the go-slow bloc, also declared I "we arc making progress." He said four people in his of-! fice arc mceling the public and four handling Ihe mail. lie also said that Ihe poll lav coupon published daily m The Reporter-News had been of grcal benefit. The poll lax lo oper- ated by the Young Democrats' Club H-ill be at the fol- lowing fire stations, Norris said: No. 1, 140 Mulberry St.: No. 2 441 Bullernul St.; No. 3, S. and Highland Sis.: No. 4, Ornnge SI.; No. S, Ave and N. 19th St. Uho ACC No. 6, S. St. (the Elmwood West Station) and No. 7, No. 10th St. al Kim Creek. WEATHER how to sel a bill out of (his eoin-i millcc." He said it is impossible to tell how long it will take tne confer- ence coinmitlrc lo get ;i lina' compromise measure, but it- miclil dune by tole lodny or Wednesday. rm; VST Rep. Criss Cole of Houston. thor of the original House bill :n in u "'-.......-..n Ir.i li.ni.-M .M In .Hi. sir. s. DKr.Mmir.sT or- roviMK HKITIIKK HTJEKAr Chairman. Webb imintcd oul lhat Feb. 5, nexl Monday, is Ihe deadline for to file and eet tiioir namea the ballots for Ihe May 5 piimary elections. K'urtora Hawkins filed Monday ht ''.1 U> 71 IKMI'MI Ul IIK Poll Taxl> raid Eumptioni Claimed Total 1961 PoNt, Eitmatl. (19601 Jan. 31 P.ll T., Hank, 7-1) head ot Ihe House conferees, snid the committee made progress. Most conferees expressed apparent H-lwt Dii-y called a high .spirit of; r; at Hie meeting. I f'> .Sen. Marlin Dies of Lufkin said II "The cooperation that Swlh sides'; SS are showing the Senate and' House people is some- thing. 1 think wc are Koine, to gel a hill (hat everybody can "m" He said it probably would lale Wednesday before the cum- SUM 7 1X1 d.Otf ns :i candidate for Tay- JIIM leu1 County stale representative Place 1. Attorney Allen Glenn i.m. and advi'ilising man .Jalx? Pratt Js ;liave filed for the post also. The .ciirrenl offireho.'dor. Hep. Triiett iLatimrr. has announced as a can- jj 'didate for the state senate post now held by David Halliff who ia 'w asking re-elwtion. Impacl Mayor .a ;Dallas Perkins has anneunced as Democratic candidate for lhat >clr office also and his wife confirmed FILING. I'g. R-A. Col. I Tomorrow's the Last Day to Pay Your Poll Tax! ;

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