Abilene Reporter News, February 19, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byi ron if 81ST YEAR, NO. 247 ABILENE, MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, sVX3i sVYtVO PAGE ONE Katharyn Duff] Historian Dr. Rupeit N Rich- aidson has the mamiscupt ready (or a new book on life in "Northwest" Texas In the 30 years between 1846 and 1876 (Northwest Texas then wasn't, what it now considered, he says. It was then the area from the'Abilene country cast (o Dal- las-Fort Worth and north to Red River.) Dr. Richardson gave the Abi- lene Lions' a sort of preview! of the book last week, incjuding this true tale from it, a tale he found in old frontier writing, a talc you'll have to translate into Richardsonese and cloak in the Richardson drawl: Back in the days when old Camp Colorado guarded Ihe area around what is now Cole- man, I here was stationed there a young fellow and he and a young lady of the area fell in love. The girl's father turned a deaf ear to talk of marriage. He i objected strongly. So Ihe young couple decided to elope to Camp San Saba and there to be. wed. Proper folk, the soldier asked a friend to go along as chaperon. It was cold and dreary as the trio sped away from Camp Col- orado .and from Pa. Without love to keep him. warm, the chaperon waV cold. He decided he must slop and build a fire to warm himself. The lovers protested. If any followed, the fire, would be a giveaway. But the cold one insisted and they stopped and built the fire and as it blazed there came the ominous sound of thundering hoofbeats. Quickly the trio doused the fire and retreated to a cove where; they hid themselves. Then, as the horseman bore down, there came the pieiclng cry of the Comanche war yell. "Thank the pros- pective bride cried, "it ain't Dr. Joe Humphrey of McMur- ry spoke to the Robert E. Lee Klementary School P-TA last week and, rushed by another appointment, made what he said was the second shortest speech of his long career of speech-making. He told of the shortest speech. He was at Houston some years ago, an invited speaker at a meeting of educators. For some reason the emcee overlooked his name on the printed pro- gram. After many speeches someone noticed the omission and called on Humphrey. He arose to give a four-word ad- dress, "Ladies and gentlemen, greetings." There is a lawyer in Abilene considerably concerned with fear his two peach trees are going to be fooled by the balmy weather into thinking it is safe to bloom. ;The lawyer has tried all sug- gestions for retarding the blos- soms. He even dug around the trees to bury ice he hoped would chill (he roots. 1' One afternoon last week he went home from the office nnd out for regular inspection of the trees. He didn't find blossoms. He found, instead; full grown hanging from the limbs. Some unnamed friends had gone to the illme; store, pur- .chased a supply of artificial fruit and carefully hung It on the bare branches, From the Cross Plains Re- view WE learn: Mail from Cross Plains to distance 20 miles, goes by .Cisco, by train lo Abilene, by truck back to Pulnnm. It travels six times the distance from Cross Plains io Putnam. Am! en route it travels through its destina- tion. t; Soviets Step Up Pressure Over Berlin BERLIN -r New Zealand nuclear sctentlsl said Sun- day a breakfast cereal rnaite from grown In 'Australia Is high ly-rsdioaclive; He elnlmeii Die rn dloactlve.content was higher tlinn the wheat grown by the Russians close to the nuclear bomb !csl tints. He added ths! the radioactivity could be eliminated X UMd .with milk, corridors powers. reserved for all four IN THE HOSPITAL AGAIN Elizabeth Taylor has been hos- pitalized for acute food poison- ing'in Rome Miss Tajlor was still weak after a severe bout with pneumonia while tn Lon don. She was rushed unconsciou" to the hospital Saturday night. Food Poison Places Liz In Hospital ROME 'doctor treating Elizabeth Taylor for acute food poisoning said' Sunday night she was greaUy improved but would spend at. least one more night in the hospital. The physician said the Ameri- can actress would be able to go home Monday or Tuesday. Miss .Taylor, 28, still not strong after her bout with death last win- ter in London, was rushed uncon- scious to Uie hospital Saturday night after having eaten spoiled fish or canned food. A doctor said poisoning caused her to faint, partly because 'of .Uie.' strain -of long hours and hard' work the costliest' movie ever filmed. doctor and film director The text of the Soviet note has Joseph Mankiewicz there probably wUl'.be'np holdup in nformed source said the Soviet filming, unlike her London bout Union declared it lias a rigM to with pneumonia that cost 20lh Century Fox million even be- fore filming of "Cleopatra" be- gan. MAIl THIS COgpON TO THE REPORTER-NEWS compete rioolki HUMOUR CHILD SUCCEED W SCHOOL In mcney onfcr or cmft.) Rusk NATO -'Jr. Help Against Cuba U.S. Wants To Cut Off Cuban Trade WASHINGTON (AP) Sec- relary of Slate Dean Rusk sent .wo of his high officials to Paris Sunday to seek a crackdown by (he Atlantic allies on trade with Cuba. The United Stales hopes to get the cooperation of Western Euro- pean nations and other friendly countries in cutting off all arms shipments to Cuba and goods of strategic importance. In addition, officials said, it would like allied and friendly na- ,ions to reduce or eliminate pur- chases of goods from Cuba in or- :ler to deny the government its income in foreign currency. The two officials sent lo Paris were Wall W. Roslow, a member of the Policy PI aim ing Council, and Richard M. Goodwin, deputy assistant secretary of state for in- ter-American affairs. The Slate Department said that they would meet with the 15- nation North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization Council this week lo explain the measures adopted by the Organization of American States at the recent Punta del iste conference. The two will ad- vocate 'similar action by NATO. Washington authorities made that in addition the United States wanted its allies lo take whatever specific steps are avail Jble lo them to cut off trade with Cuba to the fullest extent possi- ble. Following Ihe Punta del Este conference, President Kennedy irade1 although he made an ex- ception of food and medical sup- plies. Some officials said the United States would like to have it's Eu- ropean allies agree lo deny lo Cuba not only all illicit meaning arms shipments but also apply against Cuba Ihe list of prohibited goods denied to So- bloc countries. This list cov- ers industrial equipment consid- ered to have military uses. The Punta del Esle agreement did not specifically rule out trade with Cuba. SNOW JOB A parka-clad Sioux Falls, S.D. man starts the task of getting back into use one of. the many cars that were turned Sunday into "giant snow- balls" by a 30-inch snowfall, one of the heaviest in' South Dakota history. (AP Wirephoto) SAYS McNAMARA Viet Nomese Aid Showing Effects By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON (AP) Secre- put an embargo on all U.S.-Cuban tarv of Defense Robert S. McNa- mara left for Hawaii Sunday "s'ery optimistic" that growing ef- fectiveness is being shown in South Viet Nam's U, S.-aidcd ef- forts to curb Communist gueril- las. McNamara gave newsmen his views briefly just before board- ing a plane for Honolulu and his third conference in two months with lop U. S. military and diplo- matic figures of Ihe Pacific area. Each Hawaii session has cen- tered on the situation in South Viol Nam where the U.S.-backed government is fighting for ils life HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL- I Parents Can Make School a Success for Child EDITOR'S NOTE: Parents are every bit as important as teachers in the education of their children. This is the first in a series of 15 articles by an educational authority de- tailing what you can do to help your child succeed in school. By LESLIE J. NASON, Ed. D. Professor of Education, University of Southern California "How can I get my child to want to That question is uppermost In .he minds of good parents; a ques- tion most frequently asked when parents and teachers meet to dis- cuss education. The problem is not one for teachers alone to solve. Parents themselves have an important perhaps the most in stimulating their child's Uiirst for knowledge. In Ibis series of articles we are going to outline some of the ways in which you can help your child lo succeed in school by creating and enhancing his desire lo learn. Pnrcnls flre the most important people on earth (o children.. Father's political party or make of car is likely to be Junior's choice, loo. 'Mother's wny of cook- ing or cleaning will become lltllc Susie's way of doing things. Children also lend lo share their parents' views If Daddy says "I.always liked school. Things I lenrned in school help me with Junior do- cidcs that he likes school. If Moth- er, the time' I ,was''H liltle girl, 1 knew 1 would go'to decides Ihnt college Is for her, foo, But' If Daddy snys, 'I haled school. I couldn't wnil for Ihe limo (o Junior Mies school bore, And If Mother says, bother me with your homework. 1 have more important things to homework as, of lillle or no importance. First and foremost in a child's education needs is family approval of learning. With it, he Is off to a flying start. Witliout it, he U under a serious; h'andicnp, The youngster! knows thai his'parents him in getting an education 'studies Ijard or better than a child vyhC; thinks his parents do riot care. Be sure your 'child knows you A successful college student told nic the oilier day: parents always encouraged questions. Tlioyj jnatje 'it clear that there was no such thine nth foolUh question, H they didn't the answer, Ihey helped me find H isn't always ensy lo manage the.activities of o family so each member can fill his needs without becoming a problem lo someone else. It is possible, how- ever, for the famljy lo plan activ- ities so each member knows that others nre considering his needs nnd desires..... When lelcvlsion, recrcallon nnd Ihe dozens of other nclivltics nf the home are regulated to provide time for homework and family discussion, school is given its proper plnce of importance, Pitfenls set the tiltilurie toward learning thai children adopt as their ,Provide your children wilh plaice and time to study. Have reference books handy. Encourngo them to look up words in the die tlonary and places in the atlas Encourage them to study each let, not just do homework assignments, Let them enter family discus sions about current evenls. Listen to good music together. Ttoaear: and Sumet las', night: sunrise today: SUD5C! lonivhl; Barometer readlnic at Humidity et 9 p.m.: 28.19. 13 per cent. East Texas Gets Additional Rain By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Showers and thunderstorms dropped more rain on East Texas Sunday. Some hail fell in the northeast corner of the slate dur- ing the afternoon. The severe thunderstorms con tinued on into the evening in Southeast Texas. It was the second day of rain; set off by a Pacific cool front Dehind Ihe front it was rela lively cool and dry in West Texas and North Central Texas. In early afternoon Amarillo had 41 degrees, Lubbock 44 and Mineral Wells 48. Snow Buries Many Areas In Midwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A furious, windblown snow- storm belted the Midwest Sunday and practically buried eastern South Dakota, southwestern Min- nesota, eastern Nebraska, much of Iowa and northwestern Illinois. Hundreds of secondary roads were drilled shut, lollways and main highways were piled with drifts and driving was hazardous. In some areas the snow turned lo sleet or rain mixed with sleet which added lo road haz- ards. Church services in rural areas in many stales were canceled and social aclivities were post- poned. The storm spread from the cen- tra] Rockies eastward across the Great Lakes. Sioux Falls, S.D., reported 30 inches of snow and Rock Rapids, Iowa, measured 20 inches of new snow. The slorm paralyzed Ihe Soulh Dakota Minnesota border area and choked Ihe western and central Nebraska region. Everything was closed in be- hind mounds of snow at the Siouic Falls airport and bus depot ofti-. cials said no cross-country would be running in South Dakota. At Worfhington, Minn., 60 miles east of Sioux Falls, about 100 travelers were stranded by a 20-- See WEATHER, Pg. 8-A, Col. 3 Guardsmen Colled IT To Dawn 'Muster'? two months that McNamnra has flown to Hawaii for meetings de- voted primarily to the Viet Nam situation. .the United Slates is believed lo have about soldiers and air- men in Viel Nam. NEWS INDEX SECTION A TV Stout j 4 Sporti 7 t Comlci Idltotl.il 10 At 6 a.m. Sunday, Abilene's National Guardsmen awoke to ringing telephones to find that Sunday was "Operation Muster Day" for Texas' 36th Division. Members of the cily's First Rocket-Howitzer Battalion, 131st Artillery, commanded by U. Col. Vaiden P. Hincr, assembled 00 per cent strong by a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Fair Park. And, by a.m., these men, nnd the men of Company C, 2n'l Baltic Group, I42nd Infantry, were placed in five strategic posi- tions over Ihe city, coping with siimilalcxl emergencies. Headquarters Batlcry of Ihe First Rockcl-Howilzer Baltallon quickly moved to the cily's water fillralion plant at Ihe inlerscclion of Highway 80 East ancl N. Tread- nway Blvd., lo cope willi the sim- ulated danger of possible damage lo or contamination of the city's water supply. Bnllery B moved to West See related story, Pg. 2-A Texas Wilitics Co. power plant just off Highway 80 East to pre- vent any "damage." A Battery of the battalion dis- persed to Ihe Taylor County Agriculture and Livestock Center on Stale Highway 36 to secure area. In the simulated emergency, Ihe area had previously been used as an initial collection point for food, medical supplies, and cloth- ing. The.simulated details furthw stated that the buildings were not then being used for this purpose, but needed lo be protected from vandalism, theft, and pilferage. Company C immediately posted guards around the Natlonl Guard Armory, and also posted security guards nt its alternate assembly area. Hearing about the simulated nlert over the local media, the locnl Salvation Army Set GUARD, I'f. 4 ;

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