Abilene Reporter News, February 2, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 230 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, B'EBRUARY 2, PAGES sVX3t PAGE ONE Duff] Mrs. w! Jvlclvei ot Win- ters, a lillle lady who has yet to collect a gray hair, is 90 years, old today. She has another distinction. Mrs. Mclvcr is one of the 10-i Confederate widows lefl in Texas. She Is Ihc widow of Ihe laic .Mclvcr, Methodist preach- er, veteran of nearly four years in the War Between the States, the last part as member of Company F, Texas Cavalry. 90 Mrs. Melver's hearing is as good ns any, her eyes ade-' quate except she thinks her glasses need strengthening, her humor intact. She is semi- grounded by a hip injury so has had to forego lately her be- loved fishing. But she gets about wjlh aid ot a walker and, at times, assistance of her house- keeper. Mrs.; Mclvcr, and her chil- den, heard firsthand the tales of the Confederacy. "I was too busy to pay much she says. But she re- members. She likes to tell of that night when youthful Rebel Mclvcr was on guard duty and challenged a "man wearing a black suit and a white shirt." His sentry call unheeded and he called again. Still no reply, so he raised his gun and shot. He investigated. And found a quilc dead black and.white dog. The children grew up on the talcs of the Civil War and of the hard days after it when young Melver fought with the vigilan- tes, and went on expeditions to the wilds of West Texas. "Dad i never would talk about the men he son Roger of Abilene says. "He'd just say, 'I was'a dead shot.' The lale Rev. Mclvcr was just a boy when be joined the Confederate cause in Alabama when tlie war was new. He was a seasoned veteran age at war's end. He was once wounded, in the Battle of Sabine Pass. After the battles of his youth, Mr. Mclver became a Method- ist minister and lived his last days in Ihis area. He was mar- ried, at age 45, to Mrs. Mclver in Palestine (in He died in 1936 nt age 91. Mrs. Mclver's children arc Roger of Abilene, Mrs. Sybil Powell of San Angelo, Elmo of Temple, Mrs. Gladys Gamble of Winters, Mrs. Avis Caglc of San Antonio, Clay of Moro and Em- rnitl of Hermit. She has four stepchildren, including George Mclver of Abilene. The Confederate veterans arc gone-and only 104 Confederate widows are left in Texas. Much ot the money Texas ear- marked through the years to go to these special veterans and their widows has been trans- ferred to other uses. As widows, these 104 remain- Ing receive monthly as Texas pension, from the fed- eral government since 1959, Mrs, Mclver reports. Records at the Stale Comptroller's office at Austin show these West Tcx- ans qualified for the stale pen- sion for widows of Ihose who fought in the War Between the Slates: Mrs. Mclvcr. Mrs. Corrine San An- gelo. Mrs. Henry L. Smith, Brown- wood. Mrs. F. F. Tubbs, Brown- wood. Mrs. Lucy P. Lylcs, Midland. Mrs. A. W. Dunn, Midland. Mrs. L. A. Baltcrton, Brady. Mrs. Rutha Lula Prince, An- ton. Mrs, W. C. Moore, Comaiiche. Mrs. Margaret E. King, Bwcctwatcr. Mrs. Dona Collins, Barnharl. Kennedy Asks Welfare Increase Red Morlars Cut Off lacs Airlift VIENTIANE, Laos, (API-Com- munist forces Inld down Ihe from 120 mm. mortars on the airstrip of Nnni Thn Thursday, virtually cutting off live airlift.lo the bc- Icafiubred' government stronghold in I.nos, The International Control Com- mission, which Is supposed lo su- pervise Iho censc-firo of last May, found ilscK shackled by Us own rules and unable to visit Ihc scene lo sne for llsolf whether there has beep violation of the truce, Al WEATHER OK NOT cold and still snowing lightly Thursday when Cincinnati Enquirer photog- rapher Ran Cochran spotted this couple near the lake in Cincinnati's Eden Park. It could have been August in Abilene, Tex., they wouldn't have known the dif- ference. (AP Wirephoto) By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy advanced a far-reaching program Thursday aimed at mov- ing the indigent from relief rolls to payrolls. First congressional reaction was cautious approval from some members of both parties. SnyderMan Dies After Gin Accident SNYDER (HNS) Mark U Wei born, 73, died Thursday at 1 a.m. in Cogdell Memorial Hospi- tal of injuries suffered Wednes- day in a Hermleigh gin yard. Dewcy Craft, manager of the gin, said Welborn was trying to jump on a moving cotton trailer and he fell beneath the wheels. He suffered a fractured leg and crushed chest. He was taken to a Loraine hos- pital for preliminary treatment, then transferred to Cogdell by Bolger ambulance. Mr. Welborn had been a resi- dent of Hermleigh 14 years. He was born May 10, 1888, in Illinois. Services will be Friday at p.m. in Hermleigh Methodist Church, wiih L. R. Stuckey, pas- tor of the Hcrmlcigh Baptist Church, officiating, assicied by Joe Yates, pastor of Hcrmlcigh Methodist Church. Burial will be in Tyron Ccm. ctery. under Ihe direction of Bol- Ber Funeral Home. The body will lie in slate at the funeral home until time of services. The casket will not be open at the service. Survivors include a sister, Mrs, Mary Rockwell of Clinton, lown; a brother, Guy Welborn of Bland- ishville, til. Pallbearers will be C. B. Huck- abec, Alfred Davis, Tilbert WiJ- mon, Roy Hallman, Jim Farr and Bud Collier. Kennedy asked Congress in n ipecial message for a one-tenth increase in (he perma- nent federal payments for wel- fare, as part of the first major overhaul of the fund-matching program in its 25-year history. He cautioned that the new ap- rehabilitation and pre- vention instead of not come cheaply, But in the long run they will save money." Kennedy asked permanent ex- tension of the ?lOO-million, one- year aid program for children of the needy 'unemployed, plus million for new or expanded 're- habilitation and social services work-training projects, and day- care for (he children of working mothers. With the Senate in recess Thursday, the message was sub- mitted only to Ihe House and initial reaction came only (rom that branch. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D Ark., of the House Ways and Means Committee set hearings to start Feb. 7 and predicted they will be finished quickly. Secrelary of Welfare Abraham A. Ribicoff will be the first witness. A ranking Republican commit- tee member, Rep. John W. Byrnes, Wis., commented: "This is an area in which we can cer tainly do something." Another member, Rep. Cecil R, King, D-Calit., said he favors the program as a whole, However, he said one Kennedy proposal one-year top on residence require, ments for relief present problems for states to which the needy .migrate in large numbers." Kennedy went even further. He urged that Congress offer a slight increase in matching funds to stales which wipe out their resi dence requirements cnlircly, HO New York and Connecticut have done. And he warned against what he regards as heavy-handed local efforts to slash relief rolls. Cities which have taken "the rehabilitative road" got hotter re- sults, he said "Families have been restored to self-reliance and relief rolls have been reduced." Associated Press (IP) Argentina Military Seeks Cuba Break Aerialisl Out Of Hospital, Back to Work DETROIT (AP) Karl tVallenda, head of the Great Wai lenda troupe ot acrialisls, lived ,ip to Ihe tradition of show busi- ness Thursday. Five hours after he was rc- eased from a hospital, Wallenda, G, performed on the high wire at the Shrine Circus here. Two of lis troupe were killed Tuesday night when their seven-member luman pyramid act collapsed on he same wire. At Thursday's matinee, Wallcn- la edged onto the DO-foot wire itrctched between two 35-foot poles over the center ring. There vas no protective net between him and the concrete floor. The crowd of watched anxiously as he limped across the vire behind his brother, Herman, 60. During the seven minutes Karl Wallenda was on Ihe wire tie did a hand-stand on the shoulders of us brother. He climbed into a chair, supported on the shoulders of Herman and Herman's son, Gunlher Wallenda, 34. The chair swayed as Karl stood up and waved to the crowd. Cheers filled the arena. Karl Wallenda suffered a hair line fracture of the pelvis when he straddled the wire in the ac- cident Tuesday night. But he came back, bruised and unable 10 lift his left leg more than a fool. "We all have- to go he said. "This is our life. There is nothing :lse to do." Meanwhile, Christiana (Jana) Schepp, 17, who was in the act Tuesday night, said she was ihrough with aerial acts ami wants to join her mother in Sara- sota, Fla.. and then return to her native Germany. Three Groups May Probe Stockpiling Danie! To Tell Decision Tonight AUSTIN Price Dan iel said Thursday he will an nounce his decision about (he gov ernor's race in a television ad- dress to 10 p.m. Friday night. The speech will be made live from the studio ot KTBC-TV in Austin. Twenty-three stations wil carry Ihn address as it is made. Station WOAI-TV will carry the program at p.m. Daniel's aides said there will be no advance texts or tape available nf the speech. Among slalions carrying the live program include: Abilene KPAR-TV, Big Spring KEDY-TV, Fort Worth WBAP-TV San Angelo KCTV, Wichita Fall- KSYD-TV. Ridgeway Trial Marked By Attorneys' Clashes By WIUiERT WIGGS Rcporlcr-News Stuff Writer S. Sgl. WflJtfe Uitlgeivay, 38, was on trial In 42nd Dislrict Court Thursday, hut it was the attor- neys who held Ihc spotlight wilh their frequent sometimes; per- sonal sharp word exchanges. Attorneys on both sides of the case argued every fine point of the case as it went Inlo the night. Testimony wns heard from eight persons. ttldgcwny's trial uegnn after his attorneys, H. Edward Johnson and Bill Hiilclicson, were unsuc- cessful In nltcmpU; to gain a nrw delay. Some ot the more Important prosecution (esllmony cnme (lur- ing the two-hour evening session before J, S. Black, i" Ridgeway, a Negro airman from Dyess AFB, Is. charged with murder wilh a motor vehicle. The charge resulted from n Nov. IB traffic accident that killed Mrs. Van (Imogene) Mc- Millon Boozer, 33, of Fort Worth. Among witnesses testifying Thursday evening were Johnny Morrow of Waco, a witnesses to the highway crash; Highway Pa- trolmen George Reese, James Wood, and James L. Dalrymple and Airman 2 C. George L. Col- gin from Dycss, District Attorney Nelson Quinn, being assisted In the case by Bill Thomas, former 42nd district attorney serving as special pros- ecutor, snid lie has about seven more witnesses subject In call. The defense ha.i Issuer) supoctms for 19 persons. Johnson made an unusual ma- neuver Thursday evening when he waived, but reserved, his cross examination of Reese, prin- cipal investigator of the accident Didn't Crash Reese followed Morrow to the stand. Morrow's testimony dealt with what he observed at 'Ihc accident. He said he didn't see the actual crash but did hear It. Quinn nskcd Morrow If he saw anybody kick or jump on the defendant at the scene. "Not to my Mor- row replied. This possibility wns suggested during the afternoon by Johnson, Reese told of helping free fee KIDGEH'AV, Pg. Cols. J, MONEY FROM MOTHERS Mrs. Bob Gopeland, Abilene, seated, accepts money i from, left to right, Mrs. Isom-and Mrs. Charles Toler, bolliof Tye, as mothers who participated in the annual Mothers' March of Dimes Thursday night reported to the Citizens National Bank with their collections for the National Foundation. (Staff photo) Marchers Get Approximately Abilene mothers collected a total ot for the March of Dimes Thursday night, boosting to al- most the amount collected "or the National Foundation by Taylor County chapter workers. Mrs. A. B. Ilailey, chairmen ol Ihe women's event, said the col- lections far surpassed her cxpec- :alions. A further total on campaign ef- forts will be released Friday by Garth McLean, MOD treasurer. WASHINGTON (AP) It ap- peared possible Thursday that lot one or two bill three congres- sional committees will rummage through Uncle Sam's bulging, cupboard of stockpiled strategic materials. And it seemed probable, too, lhat the public for the first lime would learn just what has been accumulated since the govern- ment in World War H began buy- ng supplies of non-agricultural products needed in the complicat- ed business of running a military machine. President Kennedy lold his news conference Wednesday that these defense stockpiles have swollen to about double possible wartime needs. He added that he was sug- gesting that an existing 3-man stockpiles subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Commit- tee go thoroughly into the matter. Today, Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois said Republicans favor such an inquiry but he felt it should be conducted by a joint committee on reduc- tion of non-essential government spending which is headed by Sen. Harry R Byrd, D-Va. A few hours later, Byrd dis- closed he was writing Kennedy to commend the move and advise he was ready to go ahead wilh a full inquiry, providing the Presi- dent lifts the secrecy order which always has veiled the extent o: Ihc stockpiles. Then Sen. Stuart Symington D-Mo., held a news conference to say that his stockpile subcommit lee will start hearings within month, as Kennedy suggested. Next, Sen. A. Willis Robertson D-Va., got into Ihe act by issuing a statement that the joint com- mittee on defense production, of vhich he is chairman, has been nqiiiring-regularly into the stock- )ile situation. _ iiiKh and low for 24 hours ending .m.: 71 nnU 39. IliKh and low x.imc lasl year: 6 incl -15. Sunset last SLinrisr loday sunset tfinicht: BimimclL'r .11 9 p.m.: 28, 23. Humtdily At 9 p.m.: 38 per cent. BOOST OKAYED ON INSURANCE City commissioners Thurs- day reluctantly approved a 30 per cent increase in the cost of city group insurance prem- iums, but indicated it may be only temporary. In other important business, the commission: Ihe first new per- sonnel rules in 13 years, a new lease on the sewer plant (arm lands. a fixed lease >rale for lake lols, a franchise tax. See details of the commis- sion mceling on Page 1-B. WEATHER J. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WKATIIKR nuilKAU (Hrnffier MUTI, Fare 12-li) ABILENE AXI> VICINITY (Ha'lhl! 10 liles] Continued lair anil hroush Saturday, wiih liltto change in umperalurc. Ilieh both days ln the km OJ. loiv Friday nluht 35 lu -10 desires NORTH CENTUM. TEXAS ficntr illy fair aiul no important tcinper.iture HnfMy through S.ifurchy. High fi-! lo 7-i. NORTHWEST TEXAS Bencrally (air tnd little chanac in temperature r Saturday. 1JIKh Kriilay 63 to 73 TKMl'KRATUUK. 'hursday a.m. Thursday p.m S9 52 60 51 M NEWS INDEX SECTION A TV Scour Radio-TV iogs Obituaries Sports Food news Oil news 4 6 ____ 9-11 12 14 SECTION B Women's ncwj 3 Amusements 4 Comics................ 5 Editorials 6 Form news, markets 11 Angry Chiefs Meet With President By FRANK MANITZAS BUENOS AIHES, Argentina angry military chiefs met with President Arturn ?rondizi and his foreign minister !or 3 hours and 12 minutes Thurs- lay night to press demands for diplcmatic break wiih Commu- nist Cuba. Foreign Minisler Miguel Angel Carcano announced afterward hat a communique would be is- sued Friday morning, and it ap- peared that the government had .von at least a breathing spell in. he new crisis. The crisis blew up in the after- math of Argentina's refusal at 'unta del Este to vote with the majority for ousting Cuba from nter-American affairs. The three armed forces secre- :arics had insisted that Carcano and his top aides be fired for upporling a go-stow policy, igainsl the regime of Prime Min- ster Fidel Castro. But Carcano apparently man- aged in the extraordinary night session to placate them, at least 'or the time being. He lold newsmen after the ses- sion that he had explained the stand of the Argentine delegation at Punta del Este and added: "They lislencd to me with increti- ble patience." The meeting climaxed a day of mounting tension. The armed forces chiefs drove o Government House for the con- 'crence after consulting at the Air Ministry wilh top-ranking mem- icrs of the army, navy and air rorce. Tho three chiefs made no an- nouncement or comment as they went in for what appeared to be a showdown talk with Frondizi. There were published reports, However, that they would all quit if Ihc 53-year-old president re- fused to heed an ultimatum. The military call for a break with Castro's Red regime was a swift sequel to Argentina's stand in the soft-six bloc at (he inler- American conference. Carcano conferred with Ihe president for more than an hour on returning home from the con- ference, then indirectly denied a report by the Argentine news agency Telpress that he was re- signing. A diplomat, writer and attorney who took over the foreign minis- try last Sept. 12, Carcano issued a statement saying he explained Argentina's votes at Punta del Este. Asked if he was stepping out, Carcano replied: "The statement does not mention talk about re- signing. The big issue was Argentina's abstention along with Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Mex- the key resolution adopted fat I-unta del Este. Loan Shark Bill Causes Clash During Last Hours AUSTIN ran out on the third special session at mid- night leaving regulation of loan sharks and attraction of tourists to Texas as unfinished business. Peace talks between the two houses continued until the last half hour on the supplemental stale spending bill but proposed compromises failed when present- ed 10 the house. On the other hand, the House accepted a small loan bill rewrite but it was rejected by Ihe Senate. Everywhere there was talk of a possible fourth special session, An associate- of Ihp governor siild any announcement concern- ing another session probably will made when Gov. Price Daniel tells his political plans in a slate- wide television speech Friday night. The Senate accepted a com- promise version of a supplemen- tal- spending bill just 25 minutes before Ihe session's end but the prottipily jcfuscd to ap- prove the measure. "We can go no further. We might as well end it said Speaker James Tunnan, after Ihe vole. Mope (or passage of a small Joan regulation bill disappeared almost an hour earlier when the House ignored a Senate request for last minute conferences. Negotiations on the loan shark bill and ihe supplemental spend- ing bill, which contained for lourist jitlraetion, continued throughout most oMhe day. Pros- were bright for some agree- ment until Ihe night session. Tho llouso accepted n Comoro misc versicm af n small lonn firm regulation bill 85-37 but the Semue turned down the rewrite by a 16-1-1 vote. New negotiations slnrtcd. Wilh less than two hours tho session left, Ihe House then voted 73-75 against taking a de- cisive vote on a compromise appropriations bill anil asked for new peace talks by a 132-15 vote. New negotiations started in that field also. Non-agreement on tho issues, two of the prime reasons for Ihe special 30-day session, increased chances of another special ses- sion, probably next week. The possibility of another ses- sion increased the political cam- paign background that has been present throughout .the month- long meeting. Monday midnight is the tiling deadline for legisla- tive candidates and all 31 sena- tors and 150 representatives must nm (or re-elecllon or retire. vSomc argued defeat ot the two offered compromises, particularly nltraclion o( lourlsts, would bring im Immediate call ot fourth of special session. ;

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