Abilene Reporter News, February 12, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT IST'YEAR, NO, 240 ___ __ _ ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY IS, 1962 TWELVE IN ONE SECTION PAGE ONE raincrow has.been call- Frank primes re- poils 'Dusly West Texans will certainly and suicly hope his calls are ansueied are dry. ''Our lolal lalnfall for January, Weatherman 0 E Sitehlcr says, was a mighty .07 inch Nary a drop has yet come in Febiu- aiy Things are dry. Only eight Januarys in history have been moie arid. At the moment we aie some four and a half Inches short of wonderfully wet beginning of 1961. .11 is dry and it So mild il is some buds may be stupid enough to Hunk it's spring And we are still a month or more away from that last fieeze. the raincrow and Mrs, Grimes thinks it's the same bird the late Editor Grimes had so much fun "quoting" is now calling for lam even if Sitch- ler's forecasls don'l at this writ- ing hold out the same bught hope. In all fairness, however, we must report lhal Ihe lamciou was calling loudly ram last week and we got, instead, the first sandstorm 61 the yeai. The 490th Civil Affairs Co from the Abilene area, now on duty at -Ft1; Gordon, Ga., was out re- cently on a field training exer- cise and was headed back to the post about 8pm, writes Capt Jack Holdcn, McMurry publicist when he isn't An active military assignment. "We had just1 passed a lent camp filled with Infantry re cruits miles frofrTGbrdori and it was a real dark night. truck headhglils picked up this caplain, dicsscd in field clothing, marching along Ihe highway? "He was playing no less (han a bagpipe1 "We were almost afraid to mention it for fear we were see- ing things. "Nobody until yel knows what the old boy was doing out there "Capl Malcolm Sehulz may have, had Ihe answer. Afler we got .back.to'camp and were sil- ling "around a cup of coffee Sehulz said, 'I bet his wife made him go out there to practice." Van Cliburn was asked to play engagement to Abilene even before his concert last Thursday, Dr. Bill Beazley, who manages such events for Har- din-Simmons, reveals. :It's for a firm date. Cliburn's, agency says (here's litlle hope Abilene can be worked in before the 1963-fi4 season. The pianist is already booked solid for nexl year. new auditorium ready, H-SU plans lo bring in top fig- ures in cultural and educa- tional fields, Beazley says, not as "money makers" but as pub- lic service. are certain financial risks. -H-SU officials won't say, but rumors have it Ihe Cliburn fee is per concert, lhal a Roberta Peters costs a Miriam Anderson a Rob- ert Merrill and so' on. Knock off expenses and, for one now concert grand had, to be imported for the Cli- burn, concert and there's not a lot' of profit from fhc suc- cesses to support shows which will be less than smash nils. v But the Cliburn success shows people will lurn out Tor the big ones. Let's bid for Victor Borge. For Ihose who didn't altend, Cliburn opened his concert the other'night with a splendid and elaborate rendition of Ihe Slar Spangled Banner. From Ihen on he dealt with deep classical mu- sic. And after Ihe concert this comment was overheard: "It was' wonderful, even though I didn't recognize anything but 'God Bless America.' Pilot of U 2. Greets Members of Family 3AV 3100 XO 00 S31VS 3DIAU3S 7-Year-Old Struck By Auto, Dies BIG SPRING (HNS) Seven- ear-old "Cathy Faye 'Smith was illed Sunday afternoon when she .epped into the path of an on- ommg car on Slate Highway 351 i front of her home about four miles noith of Big Spimg The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. red A. Smith of Rt. 1, Big Spring, le was dead on arrival at How- rd County Hospital Foundation eve. A physician said girl uffered a broken neck. Highway Patrolman Kel Davis iid Cathy was playing with a eighborhood friend, Linda Tindol, Iso 7, and began to cioss the busy ighway to where other playmates standing. Despite warnings fro'nr the Tin- ol girl, Cathy darted onto the ighway in front of a car driven y Clarence Olan Fryar, 50, of I 1, Davis said The officer said Fryar's car tiuck the girl in the center of ic bumper The vehicle skidded 71 feet before halting, Davis re- The accident occurred bout p.m. Fryar told Ihe patrolman lhat e did not see the girl ran onto he Davis, said The fatality was Howard Coun y's llnid of the year. Assisting 'afrolman Davis in the investiga ion were Deputies A. G. Mitchell ind Wes Palton, Cathy, a second grade student I Center Point School, was born (larch ?8, 1954, in Big Spring. Her ather is an employe of Texas 'acitic Railway. Funeral will be held al 4 p.m ilonday in Nalley-Pickle .Funeral Chapel with the Rev, W. F. Do rough, pastor of the Church o he Nazarene, officiating. Buria vill be in Trinity Memorial Park. Surviving are her parents, three iisters, Carol of Fort Worth and Bonnie and Candice, both of Big Spring; one brother, Coy of Bis Spring; the maternal grandpar cnts, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hcltoi of Clarendon; and the paterna randmolher, Mrs. A. A. Smith o Iross Plains. Prince Charles Has Appendicitis LONDON per Formed an appendectomy Monday on Prince Charles, heir to th British Crown, after a midnigh ambulance dash (o hospital. Hi condilion is satisfactory, Bucking ham Palace said. the 13-year-old prince was spci to London's Great Ormond Slree Hospilal from his country board ing school after he complained o feeling-unwell and doctors ding nosed il as appendicitis. The rtoclors decided on imme diale surgery soon after In prince arrived after a Sfl-mil ambulance Irip from Cheam School, in Berkshire. News of Ihe successful opera lion was phoned lo Queen Eliza belli, Charles' molhcr, at Windso Castle aromio! a.m. His father, Prince Philip, no' in Venezuela on a Lalin-Anierica lour, was lold The queen was kept. informed of the prince's condition by tele phone during the night. Tlie prince had been examine, by the school doelor and Sir Wi fred Sheldon, physieian-pedialri ian to Queen Elizabeth. Mystery Still Covers Release WIFE OF POWERS Mrs. Barbara Powers displays a smile at National Airpoit in Washington as airived by plane from Atlanta, Ga early Sunday, for a reunion' wilh her husband, Franfiis Gary Powers, who was released in a prisoner exchange Sunday. (AP Wii'ephpto) By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) U2 spy pilot Francis Gary Powers flew hack homo Sunday and was rc- utiiled wilh members of his fam- ily. The While House announced this much and litlle more about a chain of events that took place in an atmosphere of contrived secrecy and mystery. They began when Powers dis- appeared from public view Satur. day morning almost at the instant Communist officials released him on Ihe Berlin border and he walked away lo freedom. A While House statement, read to newsmen by assistant press secretary Andrew T. Hatcher, said merely: "Francis Gary Pow crs is now in the United States and is meeting privately members of his family. He land- ed early Ihis morning. "Mr. Powers appears lo he in good physical condition. As pre-, viously stated, he will be inter- viewed by appropriate U. S. gov- ernment officials." The statement added: "Mr. James B. Donovan, New York City attorney who cooperated with Ihe government in obtaining the release of Mr. Powers, re- lurncd on Hie same airplane." .-Powers and Donovan could havo been' the" two shadpwy ures who darted from an Air U.S. Student Conies Home Afler Trade By A. F. MAHAN (AP) Frederic ryor, assuming "I was just a Russian Premier Calls for Summit lonus in the deal" which American U2 pilol Francis Gary 'owers was swapped for Soviet py Rudolf Abel, arrived home sunday "happy and grateful lo >e here." Pryor, who left his home al icarby Ann Mich., months, ago, had spent the last months as a prisoner of the He last German Communists, vas released Saturday. The angular 28-year-old said he irst learned Friday lhal he mighl >e released, "but il was nevei 100 per cent sure until I stepped across Ihe lino" inlo West Berlin He was still wearing the sami dark suit he said ihe East Ger- mans permilted him to wear in prison. The buttons had worn off he suil. Pryor returned with his par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard II. ?ryor ami left for Ann Arbor shortly after landing at Willow Run airport. Asked what he planned to do now, young Pryor said, "I'm in :he market for a job as an econ omist." He was picked up in East'Ber- lin lasl -August and held for in- vestigation of possible espionage activities, but no public charges ever were filed against him. At the lime of his arrest, Pryor was a graduate student al (he Free University in West Berlin and had been preparing a disser- tation on East European Commu- nist, trade for his doctorate. He had carried a copy of his thesis with him into East Berlin, where See STUDENT, fg. 2-A, Col. 1 WASHINGTON (AP) Soviet, Premier Khrushchev was report- ed Sunday night to have proposed 18-nation summit meeting to open the March 14 disarmament conference at Geneva. The proposal is understood to lave been made in a letter Khrushchev sent lo President Kennedy and apparently was sending also to heads of the other nalions involved. Secretary of Slate Dean Rusk met at Ihe Slate Deparlment late Sunday afternoon wilh ambassa- dors of Britain, France, Canada and Italy. Those are Ihe other North Al- lantic Treaty Organization allies which would be involved in the hev message to Kennedy. So far s could be learned none of Ihe her Western governments had t that time received the Khrush- icv proposal. Khrushchev sent the letter in espouse to a proposal made to im last Wednesday by Kennedy, nd by British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan for foreign ninisters to open Ihe disarma- lent conference. Khrushchev is understood lo WEATHER U. S. nErAHTMHNT OF COMMERCE WKATIIER UUHEAU (Weather man, IV. 3-A) AIMI.ENR AND VICINITY (radiui 4, mltcs) Fair and continued warm Mon day and Tuesday. HUh bolti ilsis near 85: low Monday nlcht S5-60. NORTH CENTUM. TEXAS Fair and IHtle warmer Monday nnd Monda> iRht, Partly cloudy Tuerjlay. Cooler treme northwest, High Monday 79 lo 90 NOirriTEAST TKXAS Parity cloudy Monday through Tuesrfsy. A Ifllft u'armer iMonday and Monday nighl: High Monday 'NORTHWEST TEXAS dear in partis cloudy and warm Monday and Montla1 night. Considerable cloudiness and roolo Tuesday. Irish Monday W to SOUTHWEST TEXAS Clear lo parl Monday and Monday nisht ctoudrness Tuesday. I.itll Monday in [y cloudy- Increasing -------____ change in temp.crdturci. 62 61 60 CO 50 M 67 TEMPKRATURKS 85 71 67 72 HlBh and 'Tow lor p.m.: A7 and 59. HlRh and low same date last year 55 and 52. Sunset last tifjlnt: sunrise today sunset lonlKht: Bnroniclcr reading at 9 p.m.: 2? Humidity al 9 p.m.: 34 per cent. There's Real Fire With Sermon ,'BONHAM, Tex. -A hop- fire interrupted Fa (her ,Ke nnclh Snyde r's mornl n g Sunday bul didn't cause him (o skip it, 'i He' marched his congregation -M from parson' used temporarily ns a resiuried his sermon wijlhe, outside, while several men members by ihJnglei. from the root, The .shingles were Ignited by a chain reaction blaze that started from a trash fire. Tho trash fire on ihe west side of'this Norlh Central Texas lown Ignited grass that set a garage on firo which, In turn, furnished fuel for three houscfircs, Includ- ing (he parsonage of the Episcopal Church. The congregation's church build- ing, bulll In 1891, WM by fire last April, and the church only recently had taken bids and was "clearing land for new church. Final outcome of Sunday's blaze, fanned by slrong winds, was Ihe destruction of the gni'age and damage lo three 1 Father Snydcr, who lives jn Dnl- las, was mldwny through his ser- mon when the embers began to fly, Wfien the age, where church services hav been held since last April's fire became spotted wilh smoking cm hers, Father Snydcr marched hi congregation outside. Members o his flock took Ihclr chairs, a plan and olhcr church furnishings wit them. .11 was Fa'lhcr Sriydcr's sccon AM F1RB, Pf. 2-A, OH. 4 encva conference. Rusk is understood lo have ive'n the ambassadors a full ac- ount of Ihe seven-page Khrush- Force transport at Andrews Air Force Base near here in Ihe blackness before dawn Sunday morning. Donovan was the lawyer for So- viet spy Rudolf Abel. Abel and Powers were exchanged in the center of a bridge on the Berlin boundary Saturday. Donovan was reported in Wash- ington on undisclosed business Sunday but was due in New York laler Sunday for a news confer- ence. The White House reference lo Powers' meeting with members of his family apparently meant his wife and parenls.- His two sis. lers who live in the Washington area still'were at home at that lime and said Ihey had not re- ceived any word on when lheyi could see their brother. One, Mrs. Wesley Mclvin, Falls Church, Va., said she presumed t was the parents and Mrs. Pow- ers who were with Powers. The other sister is Mrs. W. E. Hile- man. Glass Manor, Md. Along with ils brief announce- ment, House re.lcased .wo pictures of taken within three hours of his return. The pictures showed.Ihe stocky spy pilot clad in a plaid' sport shirt and slacks. In both he was smiling broadly, Halcher refused to say where the pholographs were taken. And he turned aside all efforts lo learn where the Powers family reunion is being held. As a game of hide-and-seek moved inlo midafteinoon, Ihere were some signs that the Powers- es were meeling somewhere along Ihe Allantic coast about 150 miles southeast of Washington. Some military installations in the area of Ocean City, Md., POWERS ARRIVES This photo was released by the White House Sunday afternoon a few hours after his' arrival iri the United States. No further'details were given. (APWirepholo) Soviets May Free Another Prisoner NEW' YORK lawyer'i vho arranged the Abel-Powers py swap said Sunday night he hinks il will lead to the release of Marvin W. Makinen, another imprisoned in Russia. The lawyer, James Britt Dono- returned lo liis Brooklyn home after flying the Atlantic vilh U2 pilol Francis Gary Pow- ers. He made his prediction at i news conference in his home. ave objected lhat Ihe issues in- olvcd in trying to end Ihc.nu- loar arms race are far loo se- ions lo turn over lo bureaucrats which he made clear he neant Ihe foreign ministers. There was no immediate com- ment from the Slate Department r White House on the new

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