Abilene Reporter News, February 15, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1962, Abilene, Texas tfo Mlene Reporter- A eg H SVX3.L J 3AV 3100 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORl] 61ST YEAR, NO. 243 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1962-THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press PAGE ONE Katharyn Duff j Flense, a General Dynamics executive asks, jusl what are Texas laws on auto registra- tion? Oul-ot-slalcrs want lo know. So went lo Ihe coimly tax office to delve and discovered Taxman Burl King's staff knows, pel haps belter than any, the cosmopolitan aspecls our lo- cal society has developed Flock of motorists are still buying 1901 lags while the icst of. us arc'raking up money for '62 plates. Some of these, of course, arc tagging new cais for (he remainder of this year. Others arc getting their first Texas plates. King said his office sold some 300 sets of '61 plates Friday through Monday and had to phone for replacements. While you can put your 'C2 tags on your car now, Ihey aren't "valid" until April 1. So, if you don't have 'Gl's, you must buy theni for the fraction of the tax year left. So you're a newcomer to Tex- as, and (here are evidently many such now in Abilene, King's office finds. How docs Texas law affect you? It you're in the military, a student, a tourist visitor, it doesn't. You proceed under your slate's laws. If you're gainfully employed here; say oh an Atlas project, you and Texas law must meet. When must you get your Tex- as lags? It depends on your dale of origin. N'ow, all Ihis would be sim- plified if (he stales had a uni- form title law but, King says, such have failed. Only Texas, Kansas and California have "reciprocal" agreements. Each recognizes the other's auto laws, so if you're from one of the three you're long as your plates are valid for your home state. Not so'with the other 47 and the District of Columbia. If you're from any one of 34 of these you musl get Texas car registration immediately on moving here. If from the other states you have longer lo regis- ter in Texas up lo six months If from Conneclicul or Minnne- sota. So you're a temporary Texan and how do you register your vehicle? You must have an identifica- tion certificate, no cost, on which an authorized peace of- ficer describes your vehicle lo identify it svilh you. Then you go to the county tax office, identification, title and oiil-ot-slate registration re- ceipt in hand. The big jar comes when you are face-to-face with Texas auto sales and use tax one and n half per cent of Ihe purchase price out of state. Purchase price, not current value. That's the same tax Texans pay on purchase, so for obvious rea- son it applies to vehicles com- ing in from out of state. In the registration process you get: 1. A Texas title; and 2, License for the vehicle lo use roads. If you're a temporary Texan you can get a non-resident, non- negotiable Texas litle (that's what you'll likely get if you've left a mortgage back in that other stale) or you can gel a negotiable Texas lille which, naturally, requires surrender of Ihe out-of-slatc lille. Then you buy car lags, for the full year upcoming and (or the fraction of '61 in which you're involved, As laws do, Texas ones have As laws everywhere are, Tcx- ones seem (a the layman complicated. For example, if you're n new permanent Texan never here before, you come under a'some- what different setup. So, oh second thought we'd suggest, if you're a newcomer, belter just go' over lo (he lax lor a briefing. Thai's where, us in other states, you'll need finally to go. And, welcome to Texas. NEWS INDEX SECTION A SiMrti 12, 13 Oil ntwt 14 FMM! ntwi 15 j SECTION B IMWI........ J, 3 Ot.irii.rUi............. 9 AmuMnMinrf 9 [drrorl.h............. 10 CartUl 11 TV M Utt-----...... 14 refill MWI, RurKtH.....IS WRITER RECOGNIZED President Kennedy recog- nizes Mrs. Sarah McClendon, correspondent for Texas and New England newspapers, for a question as she stands at his news conference Wednesday. He then sharply corrected her question, as he had done at a recent previous conference. (AP Wirephoto) KENNEDY SAYS Quizzing of Pilot Will Be Allowed By WHITNEY SHOEMAKER WASHINGTON Cenncdy, expressing delight al he swap lhal liberated Francis Gary Powers from a Soviet pris- on, assured quiz-minded senators Wednesday Ihe former U.S. spy jilol would be free to answer heir questions. Kennedy offered Uiis assurance with a news conference statement n which he voiced hope thai last weekend's prisoner exchange 'turns out lo be a sign Of possible significant progress in Ihe lessen- ing of world tensions." During his session with Wash- ington newsmen, televised live across the country, Kennedy re pealed the demand he expressed earlier in a message to Soviet Premier Khrushchev that any summit meeting on disarmament jo preceded by progress al a low er diplomatic level. He said, however, that if his presence al the disarmaenl con- ference opening a month hence n Geneva would advance the cause of ait'effective pact, "of course I would go." The chief executive also de- clared any disarmament agree ment must cover the world, in- cluding Red China, in order lo be valuable in slopping the arms race." On other subjects, Kennedy: the second xistponemcnt of astronaut John I. Glenn Jr.'s allcmpt to orbil he globe in a space capsule was unfortunate but rejected a sugges lion that the shot be put off until spring when the weather is likely ,o be more suitable. He is rely- ing on Ihe experts at Cape Can- averal, Kennedy said, anil he be- lieved they feel a long delay would slow down Ihe whole space program. British Prime Min islcr Harold Macmillan's pledge to Parliament that the States would nol use Christmas Island in Ihe Pacific for nuclear lesls in the air before the Gene va conference starts March 14 He said the past week's commu n'calions had nol affected U.S. (linking on the possible resump- ion of atmospheric le'd be in a position by Ihe end of February (o decide 'whether or lot lo resume. Kennedy added the U.S.-British Sec KENNEDY, I'g. 2-A, Cols. 1-3 Welcome' Showers Over Area Welcome showers, though light n most places, began falling in Abilene and surrounding citie: Wednesday, ending a long diy spell. Hamlin, with .IS of an inch, re- ported the largest amounts. Only traces were recorded at Abilene, Clyde. Stamford and Snyder. shower also was reported al Tux- edo. Max Durretl, technician with the U.S. Weather Bureau here said radar indicated shower activ- ity in a triangular area covering Kotan, Sagerlon and Haskcll shorl- iy before 10 p.m. Durrelt sail ihc showers probably will last through 9 a.m. Thursday. Showers followed a dry Pacific cool front which went through the Abilene area Wednesday, pulling a damper on the previous two days of high temperalure read ings. The high reading Wednes- day was 73, compared lo TUCS day's maximum temperalure o: 84. Thc low Wednesday was 52, The forecast calls for cloudy and mild weather through Friday, with a little cooler wealh er Thursday night. Tlie high reading Thursday and Friday is expected to be 70 and 75 and Ihe low Thursday night 50 lo 55. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) try again Thursday, weath- er permitting. That was the official word Vednesday night from space gency officials who wrestled all lay with weather forecasts and inally decided to try lo rocket ohn II. Glenn Jr. around Ihe some time after a.m. Jastern Standard Time Thursday. The weather prospects were till not hopeful, but they were ikcly to get worse after noon Thursday. So for the ninth time n almost two months Ihc Marine astronaut was given another date vith (he cosmos. The situation was this, in (tie voitls of Walter C. Williams, Mer- :ury Project director: "The veather is not really good enough o proceed with great confidence, Hit not bad enough lo be the basis or the postponement decision at his lime." Another weather briefing was cheduled for midnight, just be- ore ttie final countdown was to The on-again, off-again situation apparently had failed lo unsettle jlenn. He svas described by space officials as still calm and taking he fluctuating situation well. His only recent mishap was a ,oolh chippcrU slightly Tuesday 2 Senate Groups May Call Powers By GAUDNKIl L. BRIDGE WASHINGTON (AP) The heads of Iwo Senate committees said Wednesday lhal Francis Gary Powers may be called be- fore their groups aflcr U.S. in lelligcnce officials finish quizzing him in private. Chairman lifchard B. Russell, D-Ga., said the U2 spy plane pi lot will be invited before thc Sen ale Armed Services Commillcc if members wish. Sen. John Sparkman, D-Ala., acting chairman of Hie Scnalc Foreign Relations Committee, d he will put it up lo Ihe com- mittee "at the proper time" as ,o whether. Powers, 32, should be called before I hat group. President Kennedy declined to ell his news conference the cxttct whereabouts nf Powers, who wns released from a 10-year Soviet irlson tovm lasl weekend in ex- change (or a Soviet spy serves 30-year lerm in this Col. Rudolf Abel. Kennedy said Powers is "under going important interviews by ap propriale officials of Ihis govern ment" and will be free to teslif; before Congress aflcr these dis eussions are completed. The Baltimore Sun quoted un named government officials a saying Powers had been hidden out in a .Chesapeake Day mansioi known as Ashford Arms, whicl Hie government look over nboii 10 years ago and surrounded wilh high fence, German Shepherd dogs help H was in (his luxurious brick colonial mansion lhal Powers was reported to have been reunilec his wife, Barbara, and his paronls, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Powers. Asked about this Wednesday, iVhllc House press secretary Pi- erre Salinger said tic wns nol go- ng to discuss ilia mailer, Shot Set for Today, If Weather Permits Worse Weather Seen After Noon Tom unknojv causes. An Air Force dentist' polished off the ecigc and Ihe astronaut's molars were pronounced fit foi orbit. It was clear bolh at Canaveral and Washington that the govern ment was determined to get 31enn off just as soon as condi- ions would safely permit. At his news conference today President Kennedy said a delay .intil spring would "slow out whole space program down at a ime when we are Viiaking a con- centrated effort." "I the President added 'It is a strain on Col. Glenn am! it has delayed our program ant. puts burdens on all of (hose who must make these decisions as lo whether Ihe mission should go or not But the President made it clear that he was not, interfering in an> way; (hat (be decision lo Inuncf or not launch would bo left en lirely with space officials at Can avcral. The 5 p.m. advisory from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration also said: "The slormy weather now along part of the Mercury track in the cen- Iral Atlantic is expected to im- prove slowly. "A storm currently developing off the East Coast of the United Stales will move out lo sea Wednesday night threatening to cause more stormy conditions near some recovery areas in the western Atlantic Thursday." As for weather conditions Wednesday, officials said that the worst report came from a .Navy ship 700 miles east of Bermuda. The vessel reported 40-knol winds and 15-foot waves. It would be in [his area that Glenn would land if his flight had to be aborted shortly after launching and be- fore entering orbil. Officials said that if (his bad weather turned out lo be an iso- alcd condition Ihe launching night be attempted providing seas are relatively gentle clse- vherc. Paul Haney, NASA information ifficer said the odds were slill igninst a launch Thursday. There s a good chance, lie added, that he storm moving southeast of Cape Hallcras might converge vilh a low-pressure trough east if Bermuda and form a major itorm. The waters off Bermuda vere reported choppy. Haney also spiked rumors that lackup pilot Scott Carpenter might replace Glenn in America's irsl attempt at a manned orbitol light. He said Glenn is a trained est pilot, is accustomed to long delays and has suffered no toss of confidence or poise as a result of he eight postponements. Weather forced Ihe eighth post- lonemenl early Wednesday. Aft- er receiving the word, Glenn >reakfasted, returned to bed about a.m. and slept un'lili D. He spent the morning review-' ng flight plans and discussing lie weather and the technical status of the Atlas and the cap- ale. In the early afternoon he visit- ed the hospital at Patrick Air Force Base and had his chipped lower right paired. There was a good possibility, a weather source said, that (he countdown might be resumed, the midnight briefing wasn't favorable, in the hope of f u r t It e r improvement before morning. Tins type of countdown look place on .Ian. 27. when heavy clouds over the launching area halted the operation with only 20 minutes to go. Glenn was in his space capsule atop the Atlas for more than five hours that day. The weather problem this lime is not in file Cape area but in thousands of square miles of At- lantic Ocean area where Glenn's capsule would land in case it has lo be returned to earth earlier GLENN AND GLOBE Astronaut John Glenn looks at a transparent astral globe al the Cape Canaveral missile test center Wednesday, the outside globe, with" heavenly bodies mapped, surrounds a globe of the earth. (AP Wirephoto) Doctor By ALTON' DLAKESI.EE Associated Press Science Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) If. Glenn Jr., isn't golfing lays put a strain on Glenn. "There's no evidence he's build- ing up any frustrations or annoy- ed missions, the psychologist ex- plained. The average maybe ance over it. He's taking it very any case of meemics from repeal! well." Dr. Voas said. "He's an- h.m.self-would shrink from cd postponements of his gd in three full up a knife to perform ma- flight. jand would prefer lo wait than notljor surgery. But for the surgeon, iptan. ing it called off. rest, to wind up a heavy schedule! tint the astronauts colonel is getting more time lo "The "delays are not as frus- !n fact, if Ihe delays have '''shl fo1' thc another day's work, any effect, it has generally good, Dr. Robert Voas, psycholo- gist and training officer for Ihe U.S. astronauts, said Wednesday. The Marine Corps lieutenant The average, man likely G, (h himself to wilt under the1 of coming close inppcar' Ench one is eP- ntiire, then hav- iscdo in a lon" slol'y." Dr- Voas expect repeated tension to a daring adventi all and especially to sharpen up for his voyage. Dr. Voas said. trained lest pilots, and look on [said. Even going through a long countdown and delays in the cap- Ihan (he intended Ihrec orbits President Kennedy s about Ihe earlh. space flight as an extension on thc launching pad doesn't flight, and are accustomed !hc Averse effect the pub. Wednesday he believed the do-1 to problems arising in complieat- ike Says Censoring Officials Is'Belittling7 WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF CO.llMKHCi: H'KATIIKK IHUIKAC (Weather .Man, Pare 10-A) AniLENU AM) VICIMTV flla.lluj ml lesl Partly cloudy ami milil Ihroueh tnday. I.lstil showers Thursday. Illfli- 70-75. Uiw 'rliursday night N'OHTIl CENTnAl. TEXAS -Consider- .idle cloudiness nnrt -sllflhlly pooler Thurs- day. ScnUerrtl showers and Uumtrershnw- tn cnilinr Thurulay afternoon. Parlli cloudy Thursday and Friday. Cooler Thursday nlitit. Illuh TnurWy 66-74. NORTHWEST TRXAS clonily Thursday throush Friday, A lltlle warmer norlh Thursilky. Cooler Thllndny nluhi Illsh Thursday M-70. SOUTIIWEST TEXAS Parity rtaxly arjtj mlW Thursdfly Ihrouch nencmllj' In TEJtt'KRATUHKS Friday I 38 56 ,W Wed. 71 72 72 TO 70 67 c.i sa 60 6] 60 nich- ta Kl Bud low for enitiun 9 p.m.: 73 nud 92. High and low same Ensl yean and 41. Suiucl lasl nlglili vunrlsc lofl.iy: IMl Mmict Innlalil Rflronietcr IM I) li.ni.t llunildlly y p.m. 75 per ccnl, WASHINGTON (AP) Former President Dwighl D. Eisenhower, in a letter lo Senate investigat- ors made public Wednesday, called the uninhibited censoring of top-level officials' speeches "something His letter, placed in evidence by the special Armed Services in- vestigating subcommittee, elabor- ated on one he had written previ- ously suggesting that "top-level" Pentagon personnel be permitted lo use tlieir own best judgment in phrasing their speeches and be held responsible for their words. His original letter acknowledged that this was a switch from the policy he had followed as Presi- dent, that speech clearance was mandatory. The subcommittee asked Ihe former President lo explain whom he meanl by "lop-level" personnel. His new letler, daled Jan. 30, listed the secretary and deputy secretary of defense, the secre- taries and undersecretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force and the five members of Ihe Joinl Chiefs of Slaff. "There are doubtless others in Ihis broad Eisenhower said, adding: "Such people, if Ihey have good judgment, have Ihcir public romnrks care- fully studied prior to iilicrance by competent staffs to protect against inadvertent errors." The only witness as Ihc sub- commillcfl resumed ils hearings into charges Umt Pentagon cen- sorship has "muzzled" anti-Com- munist speeches by military men wns Cien. George II, Decker, Army chief of staff. The oilier members of (he Jolrtl chiefs hail testified earlier. Decker snid he does nol object lo censors' reviewing his spcech-jlhc olher in any comprehensive consider i( helpful." The general added, however, thai he was by changes made in some of his speeches lo _............. _........... _........ "accommodate thc policy require- "il is therefore both Fla., also a psychologist ments of other agencies." and desirable that Ihose public said Glenn is "an unusual man, lie said military and of military men whiehlwillt a kind of poise and cotifi- policy arc so entwined it is im- necessarily louch on such many men would like tr> statement. Since foreign policy is the re- sponsibility of civilians, Decker lie might cxpecl, Dr. Vaos said. He's practiced each detail of the flight many times, am! even the last-minute postponement of a take-off adds to the training. ''If he were undergoing any ad- verse reaction, it would be fairly obvious to us. He's very patient about it. Today he had expected a fairly free day, yet half a dozen of us came to him to discuss more details of parts of the program. Each of UK was asking another half-pound of flesh from him, but ho was quite cooperative." Dr. Richard Dunham of Jack- iwssible to discuss one and r.olibe reviewed." have. Chamber Group Okays Flood Control Request By PHIL HAMILTON1 Staff Writer The Flood Control Committee of 'he Abilene Chamber of Com- merce Wednesday recommended that Ihe Chamber Board of Di- rectors advise Congressman Omar Rurlcson fo submit Ihe Corps of Engineers flood control plan for llw> Abilene area to Coil- gross as part of this session's omnibus bill. The resolution received commit- tee approval by a vole of IG-5 aflcr an hour long discussion of merits and demerits of Ihe pro- posal. Although it was unanimously agreed thai flood protection is needed by Abilene, the merits of accepting federal money for the project were extensively ex- amined. It was Ihc gcncnil opin- ion lhal federal money should nol be used if there Is any other way to solve Ihe problem. The project, ns recommended by Ihe Army Corps of Knginecrs. calls for million in flood con- irol measures for the Cily of Abilene and Ihe immediate million of which would be provided by thc city of Abilene and million by Ihe federal Jovernmenl. The question was posed by Dr. Sol B. Ksles thai Abilene might x> able lo take care of (tic flood control project without govern- ment help. He opined (hat Hie idea ot "We are paying for it, so ,wc might as well get our share" is one of (he steps toward socialism. "If we are against government subsidies, then we arc against this Dr. ICslcs said. Commissioner C.rovcr Nelson Of.wfly for lhc improve- poinlecl oul tfuit the city did nol want to ask the government for anything it can do itst-lf. lie said there is million in bonded in- debtedness in Taylor County now, and Abilene is expected (o grow to more than people by IffllO. necessilating the sale of more school, street and sewer bonds lo t care of increas- ing population. "1 jusl don't think we can float million in bonds for this Nelson said. the at Rill Wright, chairman o! committee, pointed out that any (ime Ihe city desires lo hari? die Ihc project on it's own, it'- can do so, but if government as- sistance is necessary, the sround work needs lo be laid now, "If there is a possibility that the federal money will be neces- sary, we must inform Congrciss- man Burlcjon that we are going to pursue it further so it can be put into omnibus bill. Since thc million cost to bo assumed by the city will go pri- marily for thc securing of right- menls on Kim Creek and it's tributaries. Little Elm Creek, Cedar Creek, 1-ytle Creek, and Button Willow Creek, City Man- ager Kobert M. Tinlsman pointed out that the time io secure this properly Is now, before the sec- tions Involved aj-e built up :fl4y more Ilian at present. It also pointer! out Ihat Ihe value of'this properly Is rising steadily. Where land could have See C11AMUKU, pg. 2-A.iiVol. 4 ;

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