Abilene Reporter News, February 16, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1962, Abilene, Texas "VVlTHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS'OR FOE'S WE SKETCH'YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 244 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duff] Shorty .Lawson is an inslllu- tiqn hereabouts even though ho they say, just a slip of k feller, He performs various duties for Ihe public, school system, bearing the impressive title of Coordinator of Health, Physical Education and Safely, Shorly also officiates at aflj. Ictic encounters. He works foot- ball games in their season and he, on winter weekends, does tiot up and down assorted col- legiate hardwood floors whis- tling at tho mis-doings of basket- People tell stories on Shorly, He's (lie kind who invites sto- ries. He even tells some on him- self. He certainly tells tales on his fellow official, Curly Hayes and vice versa. A couple of Shorty's favorites have come out of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics lourney, a basketball feast for Which he has been an official, incidentally, for the last nine years. 'Once he was. chasing down the court (he says some offi- cials have clocked themselves and found they cover about six miles back and forth during tho 40 minutes playing time) at an NAIA game. And for some reason there on Ihe floor was a small pud- dle of walcr. Shorly somehow managed to step in it. His feet arose. He skidded on the hand- iest part of his anatomy. He skidded, so fast had he been running, .the rest of the way (o the nearest barrier. _ And his slide was to Ihe tune of a strong voiced fan who gave out one long yell, tias developed at the Kansas meets K critical? v, ttuij "great big fellow. who Vtarled giving me fits in, (he I worked 'tti ere "He disagreed with call he let me have it. "Finally one game at a time- out I got the timekeeper to. go gel a hot dog and a bottle of pop, and lake it to the fan fprvj ma and tell him, 'Chew on that for a whjte and give me a rest.' "Well, he did. And it tickled tho fellow to death. You could hear him roar. "I found out later the oM fel- low lives a hundred pnd fifty or niorc miles away and he'd fake his vacation every year to come io Ihe tournament. "After I sent him something to chew on, if anybody else got on me he'd tight 'em. "But he still gives me fils himself." Basketball is such a together- ness game the officials are roe- ulnrly.-and In'detail; informed on opinions of the crowd. Ref- erees are also somewhat "clos- er" to the various coaches than In some other games. One time at a college game there was this coach who be- lieved Shqriy had failed lo call a' foul. The conch was unhappy As Shorty ran back down Ihe court the coach was standing with arms akimbo, mouthing wirl growling. "Sit down on the bench, Coach, I'll do the officiating." Shorty. ribbed him as he raced past. "Good idea, Sh o r t the eoach retorted, "and when you start officiating I'll go back to coaching." .Shorty says he tries fo make fans think he doesn't hear their comments. .'But someone lolls about once hi a game at SI. Louis when Bonwfan in the Stands disagreed Shorty and.be lurnetl and looked up rat the vocal critic and advised, "If you don't think that was a foul just read Ihe morning paper nnd see." NEWS INDEX SICTION A ____ 1 0, 1 1 Oil 12 SECTION B TV 4 4 Womtn't 5 7 I form Mto> II Associated Press (IP) Soviets Buzz Allied for 2nd Day West's Big 3 Gives Warning By GEORGE BOULTWOOT) BERLIN (API Soviet M1G jets buzzed Allied planes flying the Berlin air corridors for Ihe second straight day .Thursday, and the Western Big Three warned the Soviet Union it is "running grave with such harassments. U.S. authorities in Washington .said alerting measures have been taken for the safely of Western aircraft flying the 20-mile-wide channels linking Communist-sur- rounded West Berlin with West Germany. Fighter planes were reported ASSAULT SUSPECT Incarnacion Lopez, 28, is shown with Runnels County Deputy Sheriff Eskell Powell shortly after Lopez was returned lo Ballinger Thursday from a ranch near Lubbock, where he was arrested Wednesday night. Lopei is being held in lieu of bond on a charge of robbery by assault in connection with the severe beating of a 74-year-old service station operator last Friday. (Staff pholo by Clyde Foster) 'Hawk' Jailed For Robbery-Assault By CLYDE FOSTER Rcriorler-Ncws Staff Writer BALLINGER Incarnacion Lo- iez, 28-year-old ex-cbnvict from lobslown, is being held in Run lels Counly jail in lieu of 100 bond on charges of robbery by assault in connection with the scyere beating of an .cldeily Ba.1- linger man last Friday. _ The victim, 74-year-old M. E Boggess, in Ballipgor Hospital an'd 'Ihp' attending physician' told Slieriff'Don Atkins Thursday Bog gess is in "grave condition." Lopez, who had been living in I 3allinger for two weeks before he robbery, Avns arrested at pjn. Wednesday in Farmer, nprlhcast of Lubbock in Crosby r bounty, by Deputy Sheriff Eskcll Powell of Runnels County, B. C F Dominqucz of San Angelo and of- ficers, from Lubbock and Crosby Bounty. Sheriff Ad kins said Ihe location of the man was learned through a tip that he had some cousins laying in a string band in tub- jock. The relatives were located iving on a ranch near Farmer and Lopez was apprehended at their address. Deputy Powell said Lopez pill up no resistance when he was TWO BEING HELD Martin Martinez, right, and Devfido Cavazos, both oE Balliiiger, are shown in the sheriffs office at Ballinger where they waived exam- ining trial and had bonds of and set Lopez signed a statement about Thursday. Martinez is charged with accessory to rob- the robbery, in which in cash bet7 ancl Cavazos is being held on a formal charge of was taken. Officers said they re- possession of marijuana. (Staff photo by Clyde Foster) covered only a small amount of ;hc cash. Lopez bad purchased an automobile in Lubbock Wed- nesday "shortly before his arrest and had used most of the loot, Powell said. Held as Asscssory Martin Martinez, 21, Ballinger, is being held in lieu of bone1 on charges of accessory to a robbery and Dclfido Cavazos, 21, also of Ballingcr, is being held on a charge of possession of mari- juana. Cavazos first was arrest- ed as a suspect in Ihe robbery, but was cleared of any part in the actual robbery of the assault. Atkins said Boggess has a long Allied sources caled harass-: ig acrobatics around several Vcslern military planes. "Their maneuvers could be ailed reckless and n informant said in a sum-up of views. A Western spokesman in Berlin, loting .Soviet pressure for esclu- ive use of parts of the corridors, asserted Western planes will con- inue using the lanes as a matter if absolute right. The Brilish note referred to Vednesday's corridor incidents in vhich British Ambassador Sir hristopher Steel's plane Hizzed and declared, "Her Majes- y's government will take (he iccessary steps lo insure the afety of such flights." vnise Was surrounded he meekly Powell said. history of assistance lo Laliu-jPowell was informed by telephone Americans in Ballingcr and was Within a few hours the famil well liked by most of them. He had for the past several months been assisting the Cavar.os family in an insurance matter. The sheriff said Lopez was lak- cn on the night of the robbery to San Angelo, where he boarded a bus for Lubbock. He was traced as far as Big Spring on the bus, and Deputy Powell was sent to Lubbock to take part in Ihe inves- ligalion from that end, Lale Wednesday the informa- tion about his relationship to the Lubbock family was learned and eady to fty inlo the corridors at moment's notice if an Allied ilane should run inlo trouble. The United Slates, Britain and 'ranee in protest notes delivered n said they hold the oviet Union "responsible for the onsccjuences of any incidents vhich might occur." During the day Soviet jets roved the Berlin- performing or four hours in Yankturt corridor, American Cardinal Dies Of Parkinson's Disease Diplomatic circles in London expressed belief Soviet interfer- ence in the airlaiies was aimed at further unsettling West Berlin- ers and testing Western reaction Ihe reaction came swiftly -it .he" Allied protest which referred specifically to three in stances Wednesday in which So viet jets "seriously threatened by close approach" Allied transports ising either the Hannayer-Berlin or the Hamburg-Berlin corridor Infofmai-.s said the latest an ics of the Red planes involved several of five Allied military planes using Ihe Berlin-Frankfu' corridor. They said Ihe MIGs came dangerously close lo the aircraft. But in commenting on the in formanls' observations a spokes man for the U.S. Air Force's European headquarters in Wies jadcn officially insisted, "There ivas no interference with our air craft. Despite the Communist planes maneuvering, Wcslern air Iraffii and ii and out of Berlin'as usual. The air conlrol center is the last of the Berlin four-power agen- cies in which Hie Soviet Union still participates. Holding the right to use the cor- ridors on equal terms with Ihe Western powers, Ihey opened a campaign nine days ago to seal off certain levels for certain pc- Mods for use of Soviet planes alone. Western authorities, in reject ing their demands, have made a point of routing Western planes at altitudes tbe Soviets wanted to monopolize. The windows of West Berliners were rattled Thursday by abotjl a dozen sonic booms as Soviel jcls streaking across the cily rammed through the sound bar rier. That wasn't unusual on a fine sunny day like this, but Ihe booms chilling rcminctci ROME Cardinal Muench, the only American car. dinal in the Vatican Curia, died Thursday night after a long strug- gle wilh Parkinson's disease. He would have been 73 on Sunday. The Wisconsin-born prelate, lor- fier bishop of Fargo, N.D., was Ihs third cardinal to die in 10 days. Pope John XXIH has been re- lorted considering calling a new consistory to name new members vho will fill out the College of Cardinals. Tho end came for Cardinal Muench at p.m. at Rome's Salvador Mundi Hospital after ha lad received the last sacrament .f the noman Catholic Church. Hospital officials said the direct cause of death was a circulatory cardiac collapse. An aide said niria] probably would be in Fargo or Milwaukee. As word spread through the liospital that the cardinal was dying, many galhcred in the cor- ridor outside his room lo pray. The Vatican notified the hospital by telephone that Ihe Pope also was praying. who was constantly informed as the cardinal's condi lion worsened, had sent him a special blessing earlier in the1 day. The pontiff had gone from Va tican Cily lo Ihe hospital last Fri- day to visit (he ailing cardinal, who had been under treatment CARDINAL MUENCH 73 next Sunday fering from Parkinson's a chronic progressive nervous dis.1, order, for the past several He look a lurn for the worse sev- eral days ago and then appeared to improve somewhat. But his condition again became compli- cated and a medical bulletin earl- ier Thursday reported him near death. The prelate had spent 13 years, including a crucial period after World War II, as apostolic visitor and then as nuncio (ambassador) lo Germany, where his work was considered outstanding. The Pope called his last visit' to Ihe cardinal a visit to "a mem- ber of my family." Cardinal Muench described Ihe' visit as unforgeltable, and said he wished to share the honor wilh the people of Fargo, where he had served as bishop for many WEATHER WEATHKR BUREAU (Weather .Man. Pace Z-A1 ABILENE AND VICINITY (Badlus miles) Clear lo partly clouriy .and mitct Friday, Friday around low Friday night 40. hish Saturday about 70. NORTH CENrnAi. AND NORTHEAST TEXAS: Clear lo partly cloudy nnd little change in temperatures Friday through Saturday, lllsn Friday 66-75. NOIl.TmVF.ST TEXAS: Clear lo partly cloudy and little chanse in lemneratures Fritfay Ihroush Saturday. HiJTh Fridai GJ-74. SOUTHWEST TEXAS; Partly clouds Friday Ihroush Saturday. A I'tllo warmer Friday nlrtl. Friit.iy T2-H2. 57 5fi 5-1 was located and Lopez was custody. "We were grasping at straw when we started the invesligp Atkins said. "But we got few breaks along the way an tbe entire department has work eri full-lime on the investigation We feel the cooperation of cit zcns of Runnels County and of th press played a big part in the ii vestigalion." Called Hawk' Lopez, known as "The Hawk" of military might massed between the city and West See BEATING, Pg. 8-A, Col. 3 'Germany, 110 miles away. High and fovv sitme date last year: IS' and 50. Sunset last nLRht: sunrise today: sunset tonlijiil: Barometer reading at 0 p.m.: 28.21. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 61 per cent. Weather Dampens Shot Hopes By FRED S. HOFFMAN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Gloomy weather forecasts Thursday nlghl. raised the possi- bility that astronaut John If. Glenn Jr.'s takeoff inlo orbit may suffer a 10th time until next week. But Project Mercury command- ers still hoped against hope to send Glenn's space .'capsule zoom- ing skyward Friday morning. However, Ihe weather outlook was described as "less optimis- tic" than it was Thursday morn- Ing. Glenn still wns Inking it calmly. The National Adroriaullcs and Space Administration quoted Glenn ns saying delay: "I can't got particularly shook "1 learned very early In lho flight test [iroRrnm thai you have to control your -4 don't let these kinds of things throw you or affect your ability lo perform the mission." Col. John A. Powers, Mercury astronaut spokesman, said Hint if the groat adventure docs not gel under way Friday between a.m., and p.m., Eastern Standard Time there is a possi- bility it might be put off four or five days. However, n decision awaited further weather 'reports 'and checks later Thursday night. One-weather development that Worried'officials was n possibility clouds over Ihe launch aren hero. would he bad, because it would spoil opi.ical tracking of Ihe great 'Alias mis- sile as unified Glenn's capsule toward orbit, Weathermen repcilon" lurbed conditions continued In the centra! and western Atlantic. One storm In the western At- lantic seemed to be moving north off the Mercury flight track. A bad weather front churned up seas near Ihe miles cast of Marine U, Col. Glenn would land if he made only one circle of the catth. This weathermen said, should move south .during the night but seas "will remain mod- erate to rough." it is important that .the space' ,-capsule come down in fairly gentle waves, lest it nnd the astronaut bo lost. The Thursday postponement wns announced at a.m., when officials decided ihe weather wfcs just too risky. Informed of this new delay, Glenn went back to bed nnd slumbered until ..m.. When he he went through lot of lesls, then jogged oft on his daily two mile run. The ninth scrub, ordered early Thursday, resulted from a 54-mil gale roaring across the centra Atlantic. H covered square miles nntl pushed 18-foot waves across an area where Glenn's capsule would land in event ol an emergency shortly after blast off, Meteorologists 30 per cent improvement Friday in that area, centering about 950 miles cast of Bermuda. But even wlih such an improvement, conditions still would not be good for a launch. Wcnlher prospects were rated ns salisfaclory In the primary areas slaked out for recovery ol ific cnpsulo nflor one, two or three orbits, forecasters said. .18 .19 61 fil HiEh and Im 67 and 52. fi7 pa (f) S3 _____ 52 for 21-hnurs endinjf ,L. 1 u and with Ihe people of here since he was named lo College of Cardinals in present for the Pope's visit The Pope announced ho the Cardinal's three sisters, dedicate his daily Mass from Mrs. Mars to Ihe American Mrs. Dorothy Ott anc Cardinal Muench had been Teresa Muench. 'JEOPARDIZE U.S. Will Tshombe WASHINGTON (AP) also favored keeping Stale Department at home. Presumably Thursday il is barring an opposition could have been can visit by Moisc Tshombe since a Congolese pass cause, it said, the Katanga would have been requirec er's absence from the Congo Tshombe. The United States "would interrupt and not recognize Katanga. progress" loward unification senators were said tc [hat been informed of the U.S Tshombe had been slated to at a State Departmen ceive a special award at a Thursday. 7 rally of conservatives in decision 'drew prompt en son Square Garden, New from Sen. John .Sp_ark City. He had been invited D-Ala., acting chairman' ,0 to speak at the University of Senate Foreign Rejafion. ginia March lie told a reporter IK The State Deparlmcnt it important that nothing in down, announced by press with the critical negotia Joseph W. Reap, marked under way in Ihe Congo., step in the U.S. State Department spokes support of central Congolese referred to the Decembe unify the Congo. mier Cyrille Adoula's efforts to agreement at Kitona between iVdoula and Tshombe under which Adoula, who visited Washington Tshombe is supposed to lead the this month and has accepted an rich Katanga Province back into invitation to travel lo the Soviet a national government. Katanga Decides to Cease Secession, on Conditions EUSABETHVJt.LE, Katanga, Ihe Congo Katanga Parliament decided Thursday to end its secession from the Congo several conditions. Among other things, it demanded that the Congo government take a strong sl.ind against communism and what it called the machination? of certain imperialist countries. The assembly, which has been debating the question off anil on since Jan. 4, took action at a stormy four-hour session at which President Moisc Tshombe charged the U.S. State Department was "in the grip of voracious finan ciers." The financiers, he said, want lo make Kalangn their colony and eliminate Katanga copper from world markets. The legislators were called into session by Tshombe to consider ratification of the Kilonn agree- ment. That was the pact he made ivith Congo Premier Cyrille la just before Christmas to end Katanga's IB-months o( secession. Tshombo made Ihe agreement after two weeks of flghling in Elisnbclhvllle between his gendar- merie ami U.N. troops. Since then Tshomhc has an- nounced that all foreign mercen- aries In Ills issue over which fighting gone. U.N. sources say that as far as they know that is true. Despite several stiff condilions attached lo the assembly's agree- ment to the Kitona post, some of Ihcm may nol be entirely unac- ceptable io the Adoula govern- ment, ft appeared Katanga and tho Leopoldville government are closer lo getling together than at any time since Katanga seceded in July 1960 in'the Congo's first month of independence. Screening Group Meets Saturday The screening committee for selection of a new Hardin-Sim- mons University president will hold its first mecling in Abilene Saturday. Wayne Evans of Fort Worth, chairman of the four-man com- miltee, announced this Thursday in a telephone interview wilh The Abilene Reporter-News. Evans is business manager of Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Oilier members arc Dr. Elwin S'tlles, pastor of Ihe First Baplist Church, Abilene; Dr. D. M. Wig- gins, chairman of the executive committee of the Citizens Nation. al Bank, Lubbock; and Roland House, San Antonio attorney, Evans said more than two dozen names have been submitted to Ihe committee thus far by friends. of Hardin-Simmons. "Some have been suggested by as many as half a dozen different sources, and a few from even. more ihan Evans said. "This shows the broad and def- inite Interest in the kind of lead- ership provided for Harbin-Sim- mons University. want to ex- press tho gratilude of the corn- See H-SU, 8-A, Coll, 1-Z ;