Abilene Reporter News, February 20, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WlThlOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS-OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXAC .ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MOANING, FEBRUARY 20, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press Thoto by .Tom J. Colorado CLIy W. L. (BILL) DOSS Ugh! Yes, It Smells! PAGE ONE GOP Blasts New Public Works Plan By Katharyn Duff A brief delving Inlo Ihc sub- ject ot'oldtime homo medica- tions sonic lime ago bi ought re- peated admonitions, "Don't for- get asafoclida So reseaich has gone into the smelly subject. First problem was spelling That's no simple matter since pronunciation and spelling of the are only vagliely re- lated The dictionary puts vari- ous letters Into various arrange- ments for 11, but the more at- traejive sjxslling is "asafoetida And the subject needs all the aesthetic 'embellishment it can jet Second problem smell- ing. A whiff of the stuff Was needed. Such-is not difficult if you really want it Most drug stores, questioning revealed, still stock and sell asafoclida. Some people still use it. The personal inhalation of the aroma of asafoetida was done, ceremony, at one of the senior drug establishments in West Doss Ding Stoit of Colorado City, a business firm in constant operation since 18B3, a store now owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Doss The ceremony attendant to Operation Smell was in appli- cation Of the antidote. Doss thoughtfully had ready a row of preparations of exotic and beautiful scents, to erase, or try lo eiase, the stench of asafoetida which in- sulated the olfactory organs Research proved: Asafoclida clinks. The demand for asafoetida is not what it once was, but it is still an item of trade, says Doss, son of the store's founder, a part of the drug business since 1905 when, at age 7, he got a job washing bottles in the store. Doss' estimate of asafoetida: "It must be good for some- Ihmg Al loast, if you ttear it, it Keeps people SQt enough away that you won't get Iheir geimsl" ,i i, Spm6 people may buy asa- toettda loj put in those hllle saclis Khich aM tied aiound the neck' Olhcrs buy it for wolf bait, It's, good wolf bait, The can smell it far, far away, Or, it could bo Used for fish 'half. But, belter be care- ful Doss recalls when he and Alva Hickman were boys and wenl fishing at "Little near Colorado City. He took along some oil of sweet anise from the drug store to use as bait. But the cork came out of the bottle and the young fisher- men got themselves covered with the "bail." "Our folks almost wouldn't let us back in Ihe he recalls. "So, be. careful with asafoetida, ft smells too." The ways of medicine have changed vastly, as none knows belter than does the druggist. Doss can remember the days when Ihc pharmacist made much of the medicine even pare- goric. But now the pbavmacist must know more pharmacy Medicines .are multiple and complex. And they perform miracles. The old ways, however, hava not .disappeared from the land. Some still buy asafoelida, for some purpose or other. A cake of it costs a dime now. And a dime of it is a lot. By ADREN E. COOPER WASHINGTON Kennedy asked Congiess Monday to allow' him fo kick off a 52-billion public program whenever a recession seems im- minent. The tequest diew piompt Republican opposition. The proposal, one ef three parts of, an administration anti- recession program, would permil the Piesidcnt to trigger ,up to billion worth of public projects whene'ycr' unemplojment tiends signal the start of a iccession 'The same geneial feeling ex- zsts that'prevailed m Republican opposition to granting the dent standby aulhoiify to cut said Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Il- linois "Congress has the feeling that it is accessible If the neec develops to take action to ware off a depression it could act witl reasonable dispatch." Even before details of Ihe plan were made public, ranking Demo crats in Congress had given their approval. Republicans liact de- nounced it as an attempt to in ade congi essional authority Am ome saw it as a tool which coulc e used for political leverage in an election year Kennedy previously had asked pr standby powers lo reduce in ome taxes subject lo a con aii increase unemployment benefits on jermanent basis The publiji works plan woulc ormll the President to speed up Iready-autljfjrjzeel fectei al proj andr grant and loan lindajjor oMck stalls on high ndrily state, community im royements. '-The progiam automatically after 12 months unless Congress extended 'The'use of pnMic works proj clj to, soiten the blows of a re "eSsion has been cuticlzed zh the as being too slow to> have my effect because of the legis ative and administrative proc .sses required. Some critics aid such measures sometime .re so slow they merely reinforce the round of inflation lhal nor mally follows, a recession period The standby authority would ermit Ihe President: To increase by million utlays on federal projects whicl .Ircndy had the stamp of con sessional approval. grant million lo slatu md local governments for capital mprovements. lend up to million t late and local government, vhich otherwise might not be able lo provide their share oint projects. allocate up lo millioi o any of the three precedin. irograms. Chances for Glenn Space Flight Good Big Three Planes Defy Communists By CARL HAUTMAN BERLIN (AP) Western Big Three' planes, Hying in Ihe face of a Soviet warning of possible unpleasant, consequences, ranged the Hamburg-Berlin air corridor again tyonday at levels which the Soyiefi sought to monopolize. There were no incidents. The' Soviet winning was con- (aineVlijn notes lo the U.S., Biitish and French embas- sies In'Moscow'Suiiday and made public in part by .Communist East Germany's ADN news agency. The i notes rejected demands last week by. the United Stales, Britain a'ndk Franco lhat'the So- viels hall-a campaign, of harass mcnt (hey launched 7. 'Seven times now the Soviet Un- ion has bid'cliiim lo right of Soviet MIG' jet fighters' to fly alone in one or mdre'of the three corrldois'linking Berlin and West Germany for several hours up fp feet. Each time the Western Allies have rejected the claim. They In Ihat each Soviet flight be refilslercd Individually al Ihe >Bci'- Hit air safely'center, JnsL ns their own. arc, and'deliberately main- tained normal Western traffic, in- cluding military Iransport serv- ice. not shown upf but Ihey were'out''In 'orce last Wednesday and Thiirs day. buziing and trailing planes. The .Western powers warned Moscow, if was running grave risks and (hep were reports Western fighters might start palrbling the lanes i the Soviets persisted. Today six Western'flights wen ihrough Ihe 125-mile-long Ham aurg-Berlin corridor at the per idd and altitudes Iho Soviets'Irfcc lo a.m.'am p m. lip to feel, Of Ihe Soviet block-booking at Icmpls, Moscow_ Ihey must be slrlclly observed b; the representatives of; the aulh orilies of Ihe (Western in Ihe Berlin safely center In' order lo prevcnl uzi pleasant consequences." ADN said the message to lh United Slates concluded.: ;'Th Soviet 'government considers'.! necessary to warn that if the rep rcscnlallvcs of.. ihe America fnot take the. nee cssnry measures to mnininl fllghl security on the Berlin Innes, In connccllon wilh Ih above announcement the American side will bear fu responsibility (or un always pleasant Dr. Reiff Has Surgery Dr. Evan A. Reiff, Hardin-Sim mons University president, under vent surgery for the time vilhin two weeks al Hendric Memorial Hospital Monday night The 54-year-old administrato mlercd the operating room at i.m. and was still in surgery 1 p.m. His condition earlier b )een listed as very serious afle lis physician discovered furthe ntcrnal drainage Sunday night Dr. Reiff, first underwent sur gery for bleeding ulcers on Fcb i. The second operation was o Feb. 13. The president resigned his pos on Jan. 25. H-SU board of trustee relieved Dr. Rciff of official dutie o safeguard his health, but in sisted that he remain titular hea of the Baptist school nnlil July Two Underground Tests.Conducted WASIHrfGTON (AP) Th Atomic Energy Commission a nounced that, two nuclear les were conducted imdergroun Monday at Us Nevada lest sit Both were described as of low eld, mooning the explosive force was.less than that frpm detona- tion of 'tons of TNT. Weather Signs Seem Favorable CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (APi United Stales embarked Monday night on final prepara- tions to rocket astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. around the world through space Tuesday. A Nalional Aeronaulics and Jt M. I'LL HELP YOTJ Rick Yates, 12-year-old son of T. Sgt and Mrs. H. C. Yates of 1350 S. PidneferJDr attempts to give aid to his featheredLfriend after the pigeon got an overdose-of. treated grain'put out by C. Wright Associates of Dallas to dis- courage pigeons from eating at the Paymaster Feed Mill. Rick, who had been want- ing a pigeon foi some time, took the bird home with him for a pel, if he can iuirse it back to health. (Staff photo) 'Soy Bird, Does This Groin i Taste Kinda Funny to By 'PHIL HAMILTON Reporter-News Staff Writer It was raining pigeons in downtown Abilene Monday aft- ernoon when 'the feathered creatures returned roosts atop the downtown bus- iness buildings aftei- gorging themselves on treated grain al the Paymaster Feed Mill during the day The birds, in a drunken state, floundered about in the streets and on the side- walks of the main busi- ness district, baffling citizens .and police alike, until a tip from Billy Hunt of 1515 N. 21st St., and Dallon Whitchcad of 4000 Grape St., disclosed that men were going about the streets picking-up the sick birds in a pickup. This information led to the picking up of two men who were collecling Ihe birds. When local police got lo the boltom of Ihc mystery, it turned out that the Paymaster Feed Mills had hired C. Wright Associates of Dallas to repel the birds, who had been making a nuisance of themselves around the mill, by use of treated grain. One of the men brought to the police station was Clinton Wright, owner of the company, who explained that they were picking up the sick birds, that had received an over- dose of the treated grain, to prevent them being run over by cars. "The really sick ones are the gluttons who came back for Wright told the policemen. Wright explained to the po- who had no prior knowl- edge that the repellent was be- ing put that the feeding of the pigeons treated grain was to make them change their eating place, and was not designed to kill the pig- cons. f Orvillc L. Williams, mill su- pervisor of Paymaster Feed Mills, said Monday'night that the C. Wright Associates were a firm specializing in (he con- trol of undesirable, birds, rals, insects, elc., and had been employed hy (he Pay- masler mill lo rid the firm of the birds. "The program is designed lo drive the birds away from (ha feeding place, and isn't in- tended (o kill (hem al Williams said. "Tiie men control the amount of Ihe toxicant the birds receive by driving Ihcm away periodically. Some of them just got too lie added. Williams said there was no danger to humans or domes- tic animals from eating the dead birds or the treated grain that was regugitaled by the birds. He explained that the loxicant was in such a small concentration that a heavy warm blooded animal would have lo eat a great quantity of it before any harm would he done. Officials at the police sta- tion were not so easily con- vinced, and instructed Wright to check with the local health department Tuesday and get an okay on Ihe projecl, Although the policemen have been instructed by Asst Cily Attorney Lcs Cochran that unless there is damage done to humans or domestic nnimals there is no violation of Ihc law. (hey are waiting for the health department's report before they give Ihe project (heir approval. Space Administration spokesman said Iho final checkout of the mis- sile and space capsule had begun on schedule, at p.m. East- ern Slandard Time. Ha also said that the goodj eather which had prevailed rlier was being maintained here id down range. Barring some unforeseen change Ihe weather, or other hitch, the ances were counted good for nding the Marine lieulenanl ilonel skyward sometime be- a.m. and Xiesday. A lale afternoon weather report iid conditions in the Atlantic re- ivery areas "appeared favor- ble for the mission." The only in the weather ointment was at the Cape Canaveral launch rea might be covered with brok- i clouds. However, commanders the Mercury astronaut project oped thai, if Ibis occurred, Ihey light find a hole in Ihe clouds i shool Glenn's Atlas rocket trough.. j .The- final countdown, 'actually overs six hours of tests, checks nd preparations, but the coun! ill extend .over a period of eighl ours, allowing two hours of buill- n "holds" during which any fina' ceded corrections could be nade. Should something delay the lol, the NaUonal Aeronautics nd Space Administration sait 10 good weather was expccte< continue Ihrough Wednesday. As the llth dale for his greal dventure neared, Glenn reportec e was ready. He reiterated tha e was not the least perturbed by delays stretching back lo las! Dec. 20. Speaking lo newsmen who ound him in a Cocoa Beach arber chair. Glenn said posl xmemenls are of no consequence jccause: "I have been training and wait ng for three years, and a few nore days won't mailer." The hope is lo propel Glenn Ihree limes around the world in a spinc-lingling journey lasting four hours and 50 minutes. If need be, the trip could be cut to two orbils, or.one. Experts still planned to huddle, keeping their eye on the weather reports. De Gaulle Wants to Scrap Stocks of Nuclear Weapons By JOSEPH E. DYNAN PARIS (AP) President NEWS INDEX SECTION A TV fcout ....____...... 1 i-8 Oblttiorkt 9 Oil 12 SECTION 8 AmuMmcnts 2 ntwt 3 4 Contki 5 R.dte-TV fKtfl 9 Charles do Gaulle called Monday for the destruction of existing nu- clear weapons and urged a conference of major powers on destruction'or control, of nuclear weapons delivery systems. The French president, reply be lo Soviet Premier Khrushchev, coldly ignored the Soviet leader's proposal for a summit conference on disarmaincnl, and said France is. ready to discuss de- struction, banning and control of weapons delivery systems. Khrushchev had proposed a dis- a'rmhmeiii meeting of Ihe heads of IB nations In Ociiovn oh'March 14. Do Gaiiilo discussions on nuclear disarmament should be limited lo llib fnur nuclear Kruncc, the So viet Union and the United States those stales which mighl soon have nuclear weapons at their disposal. The-text of DC Gaulle's letter, delivered Sunday in Moscow, was released Monday by the French Foreign Ministry. Tn it, Ue Gaulle said thai lo achieve real disarma- ment, nations should concentrate on the destruction of existing weapons stocks, coupled with a ban on further construction of those-weapons. This has iieen a long-standing policy of France, which entered Ihc atomic race lale 'and is lag- ging far behind the United Stales ami Die Soviet Union in ihe de- velopment of nuclear weapons. France also is behind Britain in this i. The French president put the spotlight oii weapons delivery sys- tems and. their destruction would be easier to verify. Nuclca .veapons are now so numeroi and so dispersed that it would I easy for a country (o hide them, and thus violate any agrccme tor their destruction, De Gaul said. Destruction or limitation weapons delivery systems al: has been a standing Krench po icy on. Ihe disarmament issu Here again, France lags bchin Ihe other major powers. The French president's Iclt specified that France would a tend n conference on destroyjn and controlling Ihc delivery sy lems. This implied France wou stand aloof from nny other kh meeting. Britain United Slat already, have snubbed Khrus chev on Ihe Idea ot n Mnrch summit meeting on disarmamci Similar lllh-hour meetings last week forced postponements of the flight on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Those delays were caused by orms which churned dangerous avcs in the Atlantic recovery east of Beimuda. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHKR BUREAU IWealhrr Map, Pare 10-B) ABII.ENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 mites CJoudy a slight chanc through showers Tuesda ight and increasing chances for shower n Wednesday, ftish both days 7 ow Tuesday nlshl -10. NORTH CE.VTRAL TE.VAS Consld rabte cloudiness Tuesday through esday. A few shoucrs Wednesday. Ltlle farmer Tuesday and Tuesda ,lgh'.. Little chance In temperature Wet iMriay. lllfli Twsd.ly J5. NORTHWEST TEXAS Ctmslderab! loucHncss Tuesday through Wetlnesda Occasional showers Tuesday nig' nd mosl sections Wednesday. A Ittl i-armer Tuesday and Tuesday nlcht an ttle change in temperature Wednesda ligh Tuesday M 70. TEMPERATURES Mon. a.m. Men. p.r W 42............ 65 40 JlOO 65 39............ 65 38 64 J5 62 M 58 37 57 45............ 55 51 57............ 60 IliHh and low p.m.: 67 and 34. IllKh and low same date last year: and 20. Suniel nlRht: 6: lunnse juniel lonlKhl: Barometer reading al 9 p.m.: Humidity al 9 p.m.: 33. JONES; will remain here Game, fish Officer Jones Resigns Post J. D. Jones, veteran Game and rish Commission officer, has re- igned his position with the stale agency here. Jones, 39, of 3642 Clinton con- irmed the resignation Monday vhen contacted by The Abilene lonorter-News. He said it be- effective Feb. 15. The game warden said he no- ified Howard Dodgen, State Game and Fish Commission exe- cutive secretary, of his resigna- ion, He said he resigned to ac- cept another position and will remain in Abilene. Jones said he conferred with Ted Wheelis, area conservation officer from Lubbock, on his res- gnalion last week but no replace- ment had been assigned the local office al lhal lime. Jones has been a member of Ihe commission's enforcement slaff since 1947. He began his duty al Junction and came to Abilene 12 years ago. A native of Runnels County, Jones attended school in Content and Tnscola and graduated from Ovalo High School in 1940. He saw military service with Ihe Air Force in World War II as a crew chief in the southwest Pacific. He and his wife, Marion, have three children. Jones was honored by the Abi- lene Jaycees last October when ihe civic club selected him for one of the Iwo Law Enforce ment Foundation honors. Student Pilot Dies In Crash at Webb BIG SPRING super- sonic training plane crashed here Monday morning Iwo miles west of Webb Air Force Base, killing the student pilot, 2nd U. 'Jean F. Campbell, 23. The instructor pilot, 1st U: Wil- liam E. Rees, parachuted to safe- ly and was lakcn to Webb AFB hospital for observation. The plane, stalioncd al Webb AFB, was Ihe Northrop T-M Talon, has superseded the subsonic T-33 Irniner and has been In use nl Webb ns n training plane only 10.days. This was Ihe tlral reported accident since the sleek needle-nosed jet was put Inlo serv- ice as a trainer. A. G, Mitchell, Howard County deputy sheriff, witnessed the crash. He was ''rct.urn.lrig 16 Big Spring from Sfnntoii 'on U. Highway 80. He said he snw'a cloud ol dust Just off Iho Hoad about n, mile west of Wobb AFB.: lie also sechie a paracruilo coming down in a field several hundred yards 1'; "I Inrned around and went back i rii' Sec PILOT, M. 4-A, Ifj ;

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