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Publication: Abilene Reporter News February 19, 1962

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1962, Abilene, Texas gfoilme Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO, 247 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY Ifl, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (ff) Cash, Dope Taken By Burglars Burglars took about cash and an undetermined quantity of "hard" narcotics from the safe Jit Abilene Drug Co., N. Mock- ingbird at N. 12lh St., Siindny night. Detective Sgt. 0. L. Bayno and Detective Troy Willis said the burglars entered (he building through an air vent In the roof, then kicked out sections of the ceiling to drop into the store. Also tnken were validating .stamps from the post office sub- station located in the drug store and possibly some stamps and money order blanks. Officers said the burglary oc- curred some time between p.m. Sunday and a.m. Mon- day when E. E. Horse, druggist, found the safe forced open. Bayne said the narcotics were kept in the safe located in the post office section of the store. An inventory was being taken Monday to determine the amount of narcotics missing from the safe and whether any stamps and money order blanks were miss- ing. Police are also investigating a number of service station burglar- ies in which cigaret machines were entered and change token from the money boxes. Latest of (lie service station burglaries was at a station owned by J. E. Wilkinson, located at 857 Pine St., where about in change was reported missing, along wilh a tire tool, screwdriv- er and a number of small svrench- es. Door-lo-Door Heart Fund Drive Tonight An estimated volunteers will canvass Abilene this evening to dislribute information aboul heart diseases and accept contri butions for the Heart Monday drive. Heart Monday, conducted on a nation-wide scale, represents the high point of the month-long February campaign by the Abi lone Henri Assn., an affiliate ol the American Heart Assn. Volunteers wil present a Heart Kund contribution e'n v e 1 o p e which may be sealed before lie ing returned to Ihe worker. For families away from home, work ers will leave pro-addressed en velopes. Dennis Manly, chairman of (he Taylor County Heart Assn. boarc of directors, pointed out Ilia over million has been investei in- heart research since the Amc-r Scan Heart Assn. was founded in 194S. Heart Monday chairmen are Mrs. William H. Good, 105 Geor- gia, Dyess AFB, and Mrs. Lin- Villc Hancy, 933 Beech. Experts Hopeful On Orbit Flight DAYS FOR FUN AND COMPANIONSHIP Abiiene's mid-winter warm days pre- sent an excellent atmosphere for enjoyment of the great outdoors, particularly on bicycles. At top, Richard (Ricky) Siaton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Slaton of 1702 Matador, has his kite slung over his shoulder as he and Bill Carroll, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Carroll of 2133 Grand Are., left on a kite-flying session. In the lower photo, Carol Gillespic of 517 Jefferson St., a junior at Cooper High School, and Bill Thornton of 435 College Dr., a junior at Abilene High School, enjoy an ouling on Thornton's bicycle built for two. (Staff Photos) AFL-CIO Meet Opens Today BAL HARBOUR, Fla. AFM310 leaders opening their winter meeting said today Ihe two-rnonth-old armistice between feuding union groups appears to be holding up well. nival wings of Ihe 12.5-million member union federation, rep- resenting the building trades and industrial union departments, reached a pence pact al a con- vention here in December. Union leaders attending the AFL-CIO Executive Council mcel- ing said that (he comparative harmony has led to agrcemcnl to push joint legislative drives in Congress (or measures on which thero had been differing enthusi- asms before. Industrial unions reportedly have agreed lo back the building trades in supporting amendments lo Ihe Davis-Bacon Act to include fringe benefits, such as pensions ami welfare funds, along with pay rales in calculating prevailing wages on federal construction projects. The government requires con- traders working on sirch projects lo mccl the prevailing wages for the particular areas us deter- mined by tlic government. Inclu- Klon of fringe benefits would raise thf! prevailing wage dotormlnnlton und Ihus mnkc it more certain nonunion coiilrnclors mint union-type labor costs, British Guiana in Grip Of Tense, Uncertain Peace GEORGETOWN, British Guian'.i uncertain peace settled on this tropical capital today aft- er a siege of doling, looting and burning. Lnbor leaders called off their general strike againsl left- ist Prime Minister Cheddi Jagan, but his East Indian followers were reported plotting reprisals in the hinterlands. British armed forces, hurricd'.y flown from Jamaica and London on appeal from Jagan. were braced for trouble, although fire- Mnckenefl Georgetown was quiet British officials said Sunday night more troops wore due in today to reinforce those that ar- rived Friday and Saturday. The silualinn remained tense until il could be determined whether workers would obey their union leaders' call lo rcliirn to their jobs. Uncial tensions between Ne- groes and East Indians ran high after 'rioting Negro mobs burned a hnlf-milc square of George- town's business ccnlcr and ils East Indian stores last Friday. The rioting left six dead, scores injured and million properly damage. Jngan, an Knst Indian himself, gels most of his support from Ensl Indian farmers and workers oulsido Georgetown. Negroes gen- crnlly .support Forbes flurnlinni, leader of tho People's National Congress parly, whom Jngan de- feated in last August's election. Tensions relaxed somewhat Sunday nlghl, wilh the .innotmrc mcnt ol labor leaders that they had called off their week-long strike. Tho back-to-work call came aft- er the union leaders met three and a half hours with Jagan. One negotiator said Jagan agreed to a series of demands. A terse radio announcement .said Ihe unions, grouping Civil and teacher slruck for higher wages. Th Trades Union Council prolcslc Jagan's plans for higher impoi taxes and a compulsory saving sclieme which the council claimc hurt workers more than Ihc rich A Trades Union Council ai nouncemcnt said .lagan servants, government r-ice controls lo pr and primary schoolteachers, importers from passing o Idulics lo consumers and lo co: asked Ihem lo return lo work with Ihe Trade Union Council also ommcnding ils sirikers tesiimo work. WEATHER IJ. 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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: February 19, 1962

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