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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               ot "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY YEAS, NO. 246 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, PAGES IN TIVE SECTIONS MEN WITH A DIFFICULT JOB Three members of the four-man screening committee seeking a new president for Hardin-Simmons University pose follow- ing a busy Cession in Abilene Saturday. Left to right are R. L. House of San Antonio, Dr. Wayne Evans of Fort Worth and Dr. Elwin Skiles, pastor of rAbilene's First Baptist Church. They, and D. M. Wiggins of Lubbock, conferred to. begin considering 45 recommendations for the post. No final selection has beei made. (Staif Photo) FOR H-SU PRESIDENCY 15 Due More Study Screening Board A four-man screening commil- tee .seeking a new presidenl for Hardin-Simmons University trim- med the list of men under con- ;by two-thirds in a; meeting here Saturday. .Wayne Evans of Fort chairman of the committee and the four began consideralion of 45 recommendations Saturday morning bul had decided to seek additional information on only 15. "Bul we have not closed the door on new Dr. Elwin Skiles, minister ol First Baptist Church here and mem- ber of the committee, said. "The WEATHER f I UVI Ul LIJU I.UII III lUlUC, OUJU. 1 business manager of Southwest- right man for this job may not ern Baptlsl Theological Seminary, been recommended yet." announced after the meeting that other members of the panel are Dr. D. M. Wiggins, chairman of the executive committee ot Citi- zens National Bank in Lubbock, and Roland House, San Antonio attorney. A second meeting of the group will be called when more detail- ed information concerning the men considered for the post is received, Evans said. Panel members will present a report on progress of the search at the April 14 meeting of Hnrdin- Simmons University board of trustees. Evans said mcmlicrs of the committee still will be glad to re- ceive recommendations for tlie po- sition, adding emphasis to Dr. Skiles' statement that final choice for a president of the college will nol bo limited to the 15 now un- der closer consideration. Dr. Evan A. Rciff, 1I-SU presi- dent who is now hospitalized fol- lowing surgery, has announced his resignation from the position effective July I. Members of the screening com- mitlco were joined for lunch Sat- urday by three Abilene men who See It-SU, Pg. 2-A, Col. 7 UJS.DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE -WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, 6-A) ABILENE ANT) VICINITY Ulailiuj 43 tnllej) Partly clourty to cloudly. turn- "'M and Sunday mum. Partly cloudy and continued rolu Monday. Htfh Sunday, a lo Iniv Sun- day nlchl a lo M. hUh Monday near 60 NORTH CENTO Al, TR.XAS I'arliy cloudy and cooler Sunday. Generally (air Sunday night and Monday. Colder Sun- day night. Little warmer Monday. High Sunday 55 65. NORTHWEST TEXAS Clear lo partly cloudy Sunday and Monday. Cool- Sunday and ]n southeast portion Sun- day nljht, Warmer Monday. Ilifh Sun- day 42 north 59 south. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Par.ly cloudy odder Sunriay and Sunday nlzhl. Monday nartly cto'-ily to clo-jdy. Ilich Sunday 55 north 70 south. a.m. 67 52 U 54 37 M Saf. li.nl 73 73 79 79 77 73 69 61 SB t5 Hleh and low fcr 24-hours ending 60 ar.d 48. High ancj low same dale last year: and Sunset last ntehl: sunrlic to sunset lonltht: Barometer rcadtn; At 9 p.m.: Humidity at 9 p.m.: per cent Time. The talk will be rebroad- British Land More Soldiers in Guiana Storm Death Toll Rising Over Europe HAMBURG, Germany (API- One of the century's worst storm? lashed northern Europe with hur winds and raginp seas Saturday, killing scores in Germany alone. Floods made ten? o( thousands homeless. Tho death loll in Hamburg, Germany's greatest port, may ex- ceed 100, reported the West Ger- man television network. More llian 30.000 persons were evacuated from flooded areas of the city and hundreds of others still awaited rescue hours after a storm with winds of 115 miles per Iwur smashed-dikes along the Elbe River. M least six persons were killed in Bremen by floods and gales and two others in East Germany. In addition, 11 deaths were re- ported in the storm in Britain and Iwo others in avalanches in Switz- erland and Austria. Angry seas smashed defensive dikes along a 400-mile stretch of the North Sea coast from Holland to Denmark..The waves inundat- ed huge areas of farmland, caused millions of dollars of dam- ajo, left many ships in distress and scores of villages Isolated. Paralysis of communications made it impossible to assess the full scope of the disaster imme dlateiy. New gale-force winds of 70 m.p.h. were reported in the Ham- 'jburg area while hundreds of iso- llated families sought refuge Khrushchev's Wife Plans Plea lo U .S. LONDON' (AP) Moscow radio said Saturday night Mrs. Nikita Khrushchev will broadcast a dis- armament appeal Sunday to the! women of America. The announcement said the roofs in pouring rain, await- of the Soviet premier, will speak in English over Moscow radio on the 31- and a.m., 41-meter Eastern bands at Standard ing rescue. "We are still in (he middle of tha Hamburg Depu- ty Mayor Edgar Engelhardt said. "We do nol know what will come OOOCH "at request ot friends" GEORGE KAEIWER Tor better 2 More Seeking Commission Post cast at a.m., and at and p.m., Ihe radio added. It quoted parl of her speech as Dcsll.uction of ,incs Two Abilene men announced Saturday that they would.run for Abilene City Commission Place 4, making it a three-way race thus far. The two are B. D. (Pele) Gooch, owner of Gooch Packing Co. of Abilene, and George Kaerwer, machine shop owner and fornicr Abilene High School teacher.' Kaerwer and Gooch are running for the place being vacated by Russell Day. Retired building corv- traclor j. Gordon Alexandra- has filed his candidacy for the post also. Place 2, the post from which Ray Grisham recently resigned, is being sought by John S. Trea- nor, machinery company owner. The election is scheduled for April 3. Deadline for filing is 5 p.m., March 2. Gooch said he was making the race "at the request of many friends who have asked me to announce for this position in the Hamburg left most of the city in darkness, and also cripped hun- saying: "Let us sink atom of miles of northern Gor- along with other weapons, in UP lo 'hc bordcr- deepest part of the ocean and livehvhlch werc on light without weapons as good neigh- (l'ora Hamburg. Candles became bors." The Soviet news agency Tass announced meanwhile that Com- munisl Romania has accepted Khrushchev's proposal for an 18- nation summit meeting on dis- armament next month at Geneva. Diplomatic sources in .Moscow viewed Indian Prime Minister Nehru's refusal lo go to Geneva, as a rebuff lo Khrushchev's sum- mit plans. Nehru's decision, an- nounced Thursday, is expected to have great influence on a number of other neutralists. Swedish Premier Tage Erlander accepted the Soviet only on condition that the big power heads of government agree to go lo Geneva. a precious item. The city of Slade. halfway twecn Hamburg and the open sea on the Elbe River Estuary, was completely cul off by floods and could not be reached even through radio communication. H was unknown what the damage there was. Tho storm knocked locomotives off their tracks like toy engines and rail and road links between Hamburg and the south were completely under water. Health officials in Hamburg stood by to inoculate thousands against typhus. Low-lying Holland, with its hun drcds of miles of dikes and re- claimed land, luckily escaped the major fury of the storm. HELD IN CUSTODY Girl Friend of Military Attache Being Questioned By PETER GROSE LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo girl friend of U. Col. Hulen D. Slogner, slain assistanl military allachc, was laken to Makala prison Saturday lo further fiueslioning about the killing. A communique said the is in protcclive custody. Miss Elizabeth Thring, 21, Wnsli- ington, D.C., lold Congolese In- vestigators she was' alone with Stogner in a bedroom ot his home when a bullel crashed through n window and killed him Wednesday night. Congole.se officials refused lo Miss Thring was under ar- rest, saying no charges hiul been filed against her. They said con- finement implied-a close connec- tion wilh further inquiries. Her detention was ordered by a Congo court, "The placing of Miss 'Hiring In protective snid B com- munique from the Congolese Se- curity Office, "will insure [hat due process will hc carried An U.S. embassy chauffeur nnd Stogner's houseboy also have been laken inlo custody by police for questioning. Both are Congolese. While the investignlion is in (he hands of Congolese authorities, two U.S. military Criminal Investiga- tion Division men arrived from Germany lo assisl in the inquiry, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said. The spokesman snid il was nor- mal practice in any crime involv- ing U.S. military personnel for government investigators to as- sist. The embassy refused to elab- orate on tlw communique report- ing Miss Turing's dclenlion. She is being held In the women's wing of (he IxiopoMville prison and has retained a lawyer, Ihe commun- iriuc snid. Miss Thring had been in Hie house of friends ever since Ihe death of Slogner, a married man and father of six, from El Paso. Tex. A graduale of Western High School in Washington, D.C., the shy and polite blonde came to Lcopoldville last August, shortly after Slogner was made an nl- tache al Ihc embassy. G. McMurlrlc Godley, charge d'affaires, said she lold him she was silling in Stogner's bedroom as hc was lying on the bed'read- ing. There was no one else In the house. The embassy said Ihe shot thai killed Stogner apparently was fired from directly outside Ihc window. Thcie was a hole in the window pane nnd embassy offi- cials said there was no evidence to suggest a shot at point-blank range or a sliol fired from inside the room. intercsl of better city government and as a civic duty. He said he has "no bones to pick" and no political aspira- tions. Gooch was born in Celeste and moved lo Abilene in 1917. lie graduated from Abilene High School and began working in a meat market. In 1934 he opened his business and in 1945 expand- ed his operalions lo include meat packing. He lives at 687 Westview. His Iwo children are Robert, 25, and Ray, 19. Kaerwer said he was seeking election "in the inlerest of better city government and because I feel it is my responsibility." He said hc would make a more com- plete statement when he formally files at the city hall Monday. A native of El Paso, he attend- ed high school (here, attended New Mexico College, taught See POLITICS, Pg. 2-A, Col. 7 14.9 GALLONS OF BEER AVERAGE Texans Had a Wet Year; Taylor Leaves Dry List AUSTIN State Lia-jlicense fees and collected uor Control Board collected in taxes for the state (luring 1961, the board's report says. The annual report, released Fri- day, shows the average per capita consumption of beer at 14.9 gal- lons, which brought in mil- lion in state revenue. The aver- age consumption of d i s I i 11 e d spirits was .975 gallon which yielded million. Wine tax collections totaled SI.3 million, while the mall liquor tax tolalcd The report shows 9.3 million Warships Sent To Little Nation By CAUL BLACKMAM GEORGETOWN, British Guian; landed additions airhorne troops and rushed nioix warships to this South American colony Saturday to enforce a slali of emergency proclaimed after anti-government roits had elismed at least six lives. The troops landed at Atkinson Field, 25 miles from Georgetown, and sped to the capital, still smoking from fires set Friday by rioters demonstrating agains! Prime Minister Cheddi Jagan's leftist government. With guns at the ready, the sol- diers reinforced the local British garrison and troops landed ear- lier from the frigates Troubridge and Wizard or flown in from Ja- maica. Three more British war- ships were on the way. Only one new incident was re- ported during the ston- ing of a house owned by a mem- ber of Jagan's People's Progres- sive party three miles from Georgetown. Jagan's whereabouts were not known. The Trades Union Council and Civil Service Association held emergency meetings and inform- ants said thousands of workers striking against a government austerity program are expected to return to their jobs Monday. Damage from a night and day of rioting, plunder and arson was estimated at million. Reports from outside George- lown said among buildings de- stroyed was Freedom House, headquarters of .lagan's Progres- sive People's parly. The city was quiet but tense as soldiers prodded smoking rains, expecting to .find more bodies. The disorders came in the wake of a general strike which Jagan said was fomented by big busi- ness, .lagan, an acknowledged Marxist, feared his regime was instigate a wave of terror and his wn assassination. In the rampage of violence, broke out when a crowd of .0.000 marched on the legislative xiildtng after news was received >f trie coming of British troops, at 'east 21 of Georgetown's biggest 'jmldinss were set afire. Among them was the head of- fice of Bookers United Kingdom Co., a powerful enterprise with widespread interests in sugar esr tales and stores whose chairman had refused to join in the strike, and the Indian merchant houses of D. A. Thani and Kirpalnni. UT Students Debate U. S. Test Program By BOB HOOKER AUSTIN than 100 University of Texas students dem- onstrated and held a give-and- take open air debate on nuclear testing Saturday. Two groups of students, the uni-' vcrsily chapter of Young Arncri- cans for Freedom and the Austin for peaceful alternates group, turned out about 120 demonstra- tors carrying signs and passing out handbills on the Main Slreel and in front of the capital. The demonstrations, closely monitored by city police, lasted an hour and turned into a debate among students and onlookers in front of (he capitol The event began when the Aus- tin for peaceful alternatives group began demonstrations with signs reading: "For freedom with peace." "Neither red nor and "testing kills." for confiscated sales. The board reported having bottles of confiscated uors. Of this, were half pints of liquor, fiflhs ofl wine and 12-ounce bottles of beer. Fines for violations of the Liq- uor Control Act were S623.771 during the year. The Lubbock dis- Irict led the other 18 of the slale wilh followed by the I-ong- view district with and the Abilene district with Low in the state was the San Angelo threatened with overthrow andj The opposing Young Americans for Freedom group then began marching with oilier signs read- ing "freedom through nuclear strength" and "pacifism means price Police quickly arrived and stayed with bolli groups but re- ported no incidents. Vilien the marching demonstra- tion ended, the students from both called for British troops to help preserve order. The British Defense Ministry in London announced the dispatch of a rifle company and ambulance unit, a total of about 131 men. These were to join three compan- ies of airborne troops already sent from Knglaml and Jamaica, battalion ol 500 men A battalion ol 500 men was or- "on siuneins irom ootn dered to stand by in England foriS1'011'13 gathered at the capitol possible airlift to British Guiana started an open-air debate. Three more British were due to join the (riga frigates The number of people partici- pating quickly grew- as onlookers gallons of distilled spirits con- sumed, 5.7 million gallons of wine, 143 million gallons of beer and 1.3 million gallons of mall liquor. The report also showed for Ihe first time Taylor County under I the "wel" counties this year be- j cause Impact community, near j Abilene, voted for legal sale; n Ihe dry county. (No alcoho ic beverages are on sale in Im pact yet because of legal moves wailing court action.) i Total "wet" counties lol.iled llo' compared to 123 "dry" counties! and two counties. Liberty andl Limestone, which permit sale ofl 14 per ccnl beverages. Seventeen! counties sell only 4 per cent beer. In addition to the million n taxes, Ihc board reported 51.8 million collected on permits and district collecting marchers nnd tour- bridge and Wizard already here o lists at the capitol joined the de- The bloodshed erupted from am, motioning stu- strike which began Monday when dpnt thousands of clerks ami govern- ment and business workers walked out protesting the government's S58 million austerity budget. Among other things il increased import duties and income taxes and instituted an excess profits tax and a compulsory savings pro- The board seized 85 illicit of which hiked prices during [he ye-r. Harrison County Amid demonstrators' cries IfMI rrM> sl.TtP U'llh Smls ml- l-ojMmlntinn M, The debate went like this, with student speakers standing on the high stone fence and questioners firing questions at them: "I say as Inng as you're alive you can ;tl least talk." "What you've advocating is giv- ing up." "No. No. T icd the slate with .19 stills fol- lowed by Titus Counly with eight. Jagan's resignation, he charged] saying we just big business was behind a plot STUDKNTS, Pg. 2-A, Col. J (AP Wirrpholo) PUNCTURED WINDOW where bullet entered Beaten Ballinger Man Dies; Charge Changed to Murder NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries.............. S Oil n.wi...............11 SECTION B Brld8................ 4 Amusominli.........4, 5 Dyess Pix Page.........6 Book news...........7 Editorial! ...........8 SECTION C Women'i ncwi .1-12 SECTION D Spoiti 1-4 Church ncwi............ 9 TV Stout Rodio-TV lotj............ 9 Farm IMWI.............10 BALLINGKR itlNS! Mel- lon Eugene Boseess. severely beaten in the robbery of his serv- ice sUition here eighl days ago, died nl p.m. Saturday in Bal- linger Clinic-Hospital. He was 74 years old on Feb. 10, Ihe day after he was struck two blows on the head with a steel hammer during Ihe robbery. Mr. Boggess had been in criti- cal condition and unconscious since shortly after Ihe assault. RobbcrJ'' by assault charges were changed lo murder with ma- lice against Incnrnncion (The Hawk' Lopez. 28-yenr-old ex-con- vicl who was arrested Wednesday night nenr Uihbock by Runnels County Deputy Sheriff Eskell Pow- ell and other lawmen. He Is being heli! in Runnels County Jiiil here in lieu of bond. Sheriff Don Atkins signed the mnnlcr complaint before Counly Attorney 0. Parish Jr. Satur- day and the charge was filed in the court of Peace Justice Earl Cope. The Runnels Counly sheriff said the rh.irges against (wo other men charged with being an accessory to the robbery would probably tx> changed also, bul thnt no for- mal changes has been made Sat- urday. Fred Cavazos. 51, and Martin 2i. both of Ballinger, were being held on the accessory charges, and Delfido Cavazos. 21, also of Ballinger, was formally charged with possession of mari- been a dray operator, a coal" drain1 and wholesale oil distribu- tor here before going into the serv- ice station business in 1951. He mnrriixl Sarilda McMillan here on June 'i. and was a member and of the First' Presbyterian Church. funeral will be held at 10 a.m.." Monday in the First Presbyterian .Church with the Ucv Fred Camp- ibell. pastor, officiating, ussisted by the Rev. Canol Thompson, p.nstor of the First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ever- green Cemeiery under direction of N'ewby-Davis Funeral Home. Mr. Boggess is survived by his juana, after being arrested asjwtfc; three sons, William E. Of a suspect in the assault, He hasiBnllinner. Clyde !i. of been cleared of any part in tbelatid Elrion of llaughton La.; thrrf actual tenting, the sheriff said. Boggcss, who moved 10 Runnels County from Hempslcad in 1922, was born Kch. 10, 1888. al An- derson in Grimes Counly. lie had children. sisters, Mrs. J. E. D.inkworlh of llnllinger, Mrs. Eleanor of Port. Arthur, and Mrs. Fred Ban- ning of Houston; nnd seven   

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