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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               IWlene Reporter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 230 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 2, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS O'Brien Man Is Treated For Poison HASKKLL CRNS) Fred T. Callcll, 56, o( O'Brien was re- leased from Haskcll County Hos- pital here Friday morning after being treated for strychnine pois- oning which earlier claimed the life ol his roommate, Clarence Al- vhi Brooking, 5fi. Brooking died early Thursday morning at their living quarters at an O'Brien cotton gin. Haskell County Sheriff Garth Garrclt said an empty bottle which had contained strychnine was found. Garrelt said Ihnt Catlctt told him he was awakened about 5 a.m. Thursday by Drooking's groanings. Gnrrctl said that Cat- lelt said Brooking lold him he had taken some poison. Blocking died before help could arrive. Around a.m., Garretl said. Callelt took a drink of water using a tin cup which Brooking had used. Around 1C a.m.. Cotlelt be- came ill and was brought to the hospital here by Pinkard-Smith ambulance, Garrett said. It was learned that Brooking had purchased some strychnine Wednesday in Knox City, telling the druggist he intended to mix it with grain to kill birds. Mr. Brooking, a laborer, had lived in O'Brien several year and had no known relatives. Funeral was to be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the O'Brien First Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Young, pastor, officiating. Burial was to be in O'Brien Cem- etery under direction of Pinkard- Smith Funeral Home. Gairell said that Justice of the Peace Pole Huntsman of Roch- ester ruled late Thursday that Mr. Brooking's death was "self-inflicl- Associnted Preat (If) OFF THEY GO Ally. Gen. Robert Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, wave a cheerful goodbye as they depart from Baltimore Thursday on a goodwill tour of six countries. They will visit Japan, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Germany and (he Netherlands. (AP Wire- photo) ABOUT R1DGEWAY Doctor Testifies Of Alcohol Odor Anti-Right Pastors' LA Homes Bombed OVER NATION 1 Groundhog Says More Winter Due Uy WILDEST WIGGS Ucpflrlcr-N'CMS Staff Writer announced Direct testimony was completed Friday morning in the case of S.! Sgt. Willie Kidgewav. on lriai'.ords show hc hncl subpoenaed five in 42nd District Court charge dimorc witnesses who had not lesti- Talk o( winter seems out of place temperatures arc spring- like and skies arc (air but any Abilene area groundhog who ven- tured oul ihis Groundhog Day was bound lo sec his shadow, And anybody knows thai means six more weeks of winler weather. The Abilene vicinity is basking in springtime weather with fail- skies and mild temperatures to continue through Saturday, Shan- non Teal, meteorologisl at the Abilene Weather Bureau, report- ed. High temperatures Friday and Saturday are expected to range from 65 lo 70 ivith the expected overnight low near 35. Thursday's hint, was 71 with an al a.m. that ol f- i Meanwhile, up al the slates case. Rcc- Pa__ hvo considered! District Attorney Nelson Quinn Ihc official Jengcndary weath- er prophets, emerged from their Two Appearing On Panel Show l.OS ANGELES (AP) Home- made bombs damaged the resi- dences Thursday nisht of two min- of the Emerson Unitarian Church in Canoga Park. He said that in addition to his appearance Thurs- isters who have been vocal injday night, he has been attacking Iheir criticism of righlwing ex-: some phases of the ultra-conserv- Iremism. police reported. The two men, the Rev. .John G. Simmons and The Jicv. Brooks K. Walker, learned of the bombings olive movement on radio. The pane! discussion was spon- sored by Los Angeles Busi- ness ar.d Professional Chapter of ed by strychnine poisoning." cle. with murder with a motor vehi- Argentina Recalls Envoy From Cuba nation from his eyes. Punxsutawn- ey Phil was the first to emerge used lo hear from Capt. (Dr.) Pal- BUEN'OS AIRES, Argentina [nalion's military leadership I'tainss, the Air Force physi- today recalled'mantled in an ultimatum tn u'ho trailed tiie Negro Ambassador Julio Amocdo from .President Thursday night. Cuba, Ihe nonneed. Foreign Ministry The slep had been expected as President Arluro Frondizi sought to appease military critics of his The lalost crisis (government, noM1 ils fourth i ricd iholes and. like Iheir Texas rela- Hidgeway is accused of mur- lives, saw their shadows, big as idcr wilh a motor vehicle in theil'fc, Ihe Associated Press report- 'Nov. tsvo car collision in lahan County which caused the! Rubbing a long winter's hiher- idealh of Mrs. Imogcne McMillon I Boozer of Fort Worth, daughter of an Abilene family. The case in Punxsulawney. At a.m., he Iwas transferred to Taylor Coimtyishuffled duiifulv from his snug- 'from Callahan County. Igery, sniiinlcd and spied his shad- Much of Friday morning decorating frozen Gobbler's Knob. He scampered back lo his cozy burrow. The Quarryville groundhog saw ils shadow at '3 a.m., accord- ins to Robert W. Ilerr, chairman man at Dyess AFB hospital, air- and Wayne Merrill. Department of I Public Safety chemist and toxi-jof the Slumbering Lodge of year, stemmed from Argentina's.1-'0108151 .fronl Bill here. refusal al the inlcr-Anierican con- I. soft line loward the Fidel regime in Cuba at the recent in- lei-American foreign ministers' conference. Recalling the ambassador docs not constitute a diplomatic break, but morning newspapers here had suggested lhat Hie crisis bclween (he president and Hie nation's leading military men was Hearing an end. They predicted a gradual break in relations wills Cuba. The Argentine news agency Tel- press quoted military circles as' saying Frondizi had agreed to; sever diplomatic lies belween Buenos Aires and Havana, but over a period of lime because of technical reasons. Tile technical reasons were un- defined. However, valuable relig- ious relics, paintings and gold belonging to Ihe Roman Catholic Church arc reported stored in Ihe Argentine embassy. It would take lime to remove them, as well as lo assure safety of a dozen or more refugees in asylum there. Telpress also continued lo re- port that Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Carcano, a major target of the military men, had prcsenlcd his resignation lo Frondizi and] thai Ihe president would accept it. There was no official confir- mation. Senators of the ruling party, (he intransigenl Radical Civic Un- ion, signed a .statement backing the government's policy al Ihe Inter-American Conference. "We are in complete agree- ment wilh Ihc president's posi- ihey said. ference earlier this week lo vote Ihe U.S.-supported majority BRKAK. PR. G-A. Col. 4 as, special prosecutor in the Heir said Dr. Carl Mclzger, examined both witnesses. 'keeper of the field, was on watch Defense attorneys H. Fool at 'he time the Johnson and Bill Hutcheson emerged, saw his shad iForl Worlh made detailed cxami- jnations of (hem and three olhers who les'.ilied. Merrill said he analyzed the percentage of alcohol conient in I Hidgeway's body from a blood Uamplu mailed lo him al his Mid- jland laboratory, lie said the test showed a .26 per cent and nation- ally accepted standards consider I MARSHA HUNT AT HOME police on guard liefs." he told a newsman. The Rev. Mr. Walker is pastor ow reflected on the snow and went back into his hole. Attired in tall hais and long white niglil shirts, the of the two groundhog clubs started I iout before dawn for the woods! and valleys seeking out (he leg-1 cndary weather prophet. The Quarry ille and Punxsu- lawney groundhogs are generally I regarded as the official weather H person "under the influtnce" ofi jalcVhol wilh a .10 per cent test. .be Philadelphia groundhog saw its shadow a week, Thomas questioned Merrill closely on his methods of (esling Zoo Keeper .Stuart said Ihc animal wasn't trying to; blood samples and had Ihe chcm-ibe smart ju the ist draw graphs to he.p explain it hari Noble Harris Enters County Judge Race Ibe processes. llulchcson asked Merrill in de- tail aboul the test procedure antlj suggested possible oulside influ- ences that iniglit affect the final reading. Prosecutor Thomas coun- tered, asking Ihc effect of such in- fluences. Merrill said if it caused any change it would lower the reading ralbcr llian raise it. I Dr. Dennis said (he wreck in-j juries suffered by Ridgeway in thej collision "could not account" for jibe sergeant's drowsy condition at Ihc hospital. He also said he de- jlccleri an ndor of alcohol about Ridgeway. A charge of murder with a mo- ;lnr vehicle contains an allegation '.that (tie person accused was drunk. I Johnson qucslioned Dr. Dennis as underground came up (or air. gun. He ree skunks roommates and while appearing together in a pan- the American Jewish Congress, ft el discussion entitled. "The held at Termxe Sinai in West Ircme lo Dcmocra-.Los Angeles. c-v' I A spokesman for the Detectives said families of both gave this anounl: men narrowly escaped injury in. The Rev. Mr. Walker wai the explosions. j speaking when he received an A police guard was ordered rorificnt nolc to call his home. Ha the home of the third panel 50 returned to the hall ber, actress Marsha Hunt. atMi shaken. Both ministers live in Ihe sub- ju5' T" urban San Fernando Valley, and has bcco both told of receiving previous bolnbcd- he sald' and anonymous telephone! Ttle Mr- Simmons then calls. i telephoned his home in North The Rev. Mr. Simmons, paslor Hollywood and wa.s told lliere had of SI. MaUhcws Lutheran Church'becn an there also. in North Hollywood, said the blast! Uototivcs said that the front at his home wouldn't change Simmons home-a section un- drtemiinaiion to bailie what a lal'Se window called the radical right wing. damaged. Damage to the Walker "I will not compromise my be- residence in Canoga Park was limited lo the garage and a bed- room wall. Mrs Simmons said a fragment of the bomb that struck her home missed her by five feet as she sal in the kitchen. Also at home were the couple's three children. John, 17; Virginia, 15, and James, 9. Jolm, student body president at Nurth Holly- wood High School, told police he saw a black sedan drive siowiy past shortly before the bombing. The Rev. ME- Simmons, 44, once was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Minneapolis. He has been pastor of North Hollywood I Church (he past 10 years and is scheduled lo retire soon to be- come administrator of a Lutheran hospilal in nearby Pacoima. The Rev. Mr. Walker has two young children. His son. John, 4. was asleep in a rear bedroom when the blast shook Ihe quiet Canoga Park neighborhood. Another child. Rob- ert. 5 months, was being fed by Mrs. Walker in Ihe kitchen. The mother said fragments of (he bomb struck Robert's unoc- [cupied crib. N'oble Harris. Abilene realtor, closely aboul Hidgeway's injuries.; made it a two-man race for lhe'Ttle surgeon testified Taylor Counly judgeship Friday I airman had four fractured ribs; when he announced as a were nut detected (or two or dale for that office. He will oppose! mcdialc complete break which Ihe WEATHER However, many officers were reported still dcmnnding (be mediate Sk.lggs. former dislrict rlcrk. Harris was unsuccessful in his bid four years ago to unseal .ludRC Heed Ingalsbe, who is nol seeking re-plcclion this time. Harris said hc would file offi- cially sometime Friday or Satur- day. He explained th.it a bout with llic flu earlier Ihis week had cur- tailed his pplilical aclivilies. Domocralic County Chairman Tom Webb announced three more filings Friday: Nelson Qiiinn for dislrict altorney, Will Nesmilh for ROMRKD HOMK Mrs. .John Simmons and bomb .squad officer A. D. Wundcr- licli inspect spot where a homemade bomb damaged the front of her home. No one was injured. (AP Rockefeller's Wife Silent On Reno Stay APRIL CITY ELECTION Choose Carefully, Mayor Emphasizes Mayor C. R. Kinard follow for some Friday the importance of commissioners will, RKN-0. Nov. (API-Mrs. NHsonldioiccs tn hc made in the April lo s A Rrvkn'rlVr His arrived in this   .iirixcu in in.s Considered judament. personal rr-.. Major imiicy decisions nffcrling Friend Says Gen. Walker Filing Today BULLETIN' AUSTIN IAP> Businessman .liiu Harmon said retired Maj. Gen Edwin A. Walker is flying to Austin today from Dallas lo file as a Democratic candidate for governor. Harmon said Walker will arriva here m a private about time. p.m.; go directly to Ihc head- of (be Stale Democratic Executive committee, pay his fil- fcc; then return immediately 'divtirce tu end her 31-ypar marriage tn York's governor in a quick quiet way. -v.rw IMP future welfare of Ihc commit- anil.1" elec. i t) .c and interest In Ihc jCily I oinnu.ision. be saitl --by rifling er interests of our Walker is scheduled lo to Austin tomorrow after- Sec TRIAL, S-A. Col. 5 JUDGE W. T. MrDONAl.n criminal IWeitbtr .HVt AND miftt contlr Saturday. Him 70. .fair mlkt near '35. AMI NOHTHKAST NtmifKVKbT 1KNAS Fa SMordAy, Ilitle warratr i IAW tonlxht 30 In 41 Ulsti Salu relay n nort ncnlr> S   mibi >l I ra.i 71 M. HKIi Ml too MM U.I MMrlM Mtyi il noMt X.M. Precincl It! chairman nnd Garvin FJcauchamp for Precincl II chair- man. Phil Bridges, cotmly Ropubli can chairman, reported hvo addi- tional filings; Glen K. Thornton for Precincl II chairman nnd Mrs. Charles Alwell for Precincl 19 chairman. Several other "rumored" can- didates pro fxpefled lo announce their decisions prior lo the Mon day filing deadline, ATTORNEY GENERAL ;rowing for pl.css conference. Har- mon said. Harmon said he has no con- 'ineclion wilh Walker's campaign .1 Judge McDonald Will Make Race AUSTIN Judge W. T. on the court cnrrenl during McDonald of the Court of Criminal Ilhc eampaifin, "1 enjoy the work They separated in Xi'w Yf.rk Considered judgment' "I1ic measure to which they several months aqo. aft-omplish this will have Mrs. Rockefeller's atlorney. vdli-rs tif Abilene rim best bearing upon made the announce- lian! K. Woodbiirn of HCJIO, (he fultire of this decisions are reached inimcn[ 3[ die request of "a mutual not confirm that she came lo Nr M.-iym- Kinard declarpd. llhcso vital mailers, jvatla for a divorce. "She's linci njs in full follows: I "Abilene needs individuals who Mn period." be said after js mv ihpUhrnugh experience are able toj her arrival Thursday niuht. of Abilene will realize he fiinctiuns of the: I Woodhurn. a former DcmocraticjimpoManep of the city election tojrornmission and contine their jnalior.a! commitlecman. hns April. livilics anil responsihihlies toj dicrl many divorce cases I ml is. -rimse elei'lcd lo serve ns decisions affecting the com-, r.ot generally known ns a for tno following iwojmunily and the general policies1 specialist. years will hp confronted wilh ma- of ibc cily government, and not; Six weeks' residence in policy decisions which will Ihe administrative details.: is required for filing suit for community; "We are fortunate in having a; city staff of proven capability who Appeals said todny he will run I? for allornp.y general. This brought lo five the number of candidates for the nomination. Tho Bryan judge, 50, was [or eight years in the legislature be- fore winning his scat on the highest criminal court In 19M. For five years he wa> cily attorney (n Bryan. McDonald said hc will keep his it fascinating nnd challenging, loo. In Ihe office of attorney general, however, Iherc is an even greater opportunity (or public service." Other c a n d i d a I e s arc Tom lieavley of Austin: Tom James, slate rrpresPiitnlivc from Dallas; Waggoner Carr of l.ubbock, for- mer speaker of Ihc Texas House: and Proclcr, former district attorney In Austin. vorce. which may be granted a county judge on many grounds. Adultery is the only ground for divorce in New York sl.itc. and many New Yorkers establish res- idence in other slates lo nbtain divorces on different grounds j Rockefeller was in DCS Mnines.i Iowa, (or n Republican dinner' Thursday night al aboul Ihe lime his wife arrived in Hcno. The governor's press sifrelary. Robert lj. McManns, said Ihc gov- ernor would have nn commpiil now or later on his wife's move. NEWS INDEX First 'Slum' Criminal Case Filed SECTION A Bridge 4 To Your Good Health 7 Amutcmcnll 7 Business Outlook..... 7 Spotls Rodio.TV logs.......10 TV Report 10 SECTION B Obituaries ........2 Woman's newt.......3 Editorials 4 Comics S arc deserving of our support and encouragement as they meet their to day responsibilities of Asst. Cily Ally. I.es Cochran iserving Ihe iniblic and cairyingihas filed Ihe firsl criminal lout the broad policies established in the cily's long-heralded cam- iby Ihc Cily Commission. hinign to correct whnt h.is been i "fnnsider.ihlc progress has bcenlcalled "substandard housing con- made in recent months in in Abilene. ,inj. certain mailers of deep con- The complaint, filrd in Corner- ccrn lo ail. By electing two inc.'i- .itinri Coiirl Thiirxlay aftcrnooB, viduals of considered judgment to' the posl of cily commissioner. Ihe Col. 7 anuses Rupert H.irkriricr, a for- mer Abilcnlan now living In AIM- SLUM, Pg. (M.   

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