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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO; .255 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 27, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS More Ice Predicted For Area An icy coating glazed automo- biles, trees and shrubbery in the Abilene area Tuesday morning and the Weather Bureau has Is-. sued a forecast of further heavy ice accumulation by Wednesday morning. The forecast calls for cloudy weather with sleet or freezing drizzle or freezing rain ending Wednesday morning. Overnight temperatures are expected to dip to 15 to 20. Points throughout the area re- ported sleel, snow or ice. Snyder had freezing mist; Eastland re- ported sleel slid ice covering the ground; snow and sleel was on the ground at lUile; Swectwater had a reading ol 21 with very light sleel, and Moron reported a thin layer of Ice with mist falling nnd freezing. No power, transportation or lel- tplxme interruptions were report- ed. Continental Airlines at Abilene Municipal Airport reported opera- lions normal Tuesday morning but a spokesman would not hazard a guess as to what might happen lat- er in the day it the weather got worse. Highways were clear except for dome icy spots on the pavement and ice on bridges and structures. The State Highway Department district office in Abilene reported temperatures ranging from 18 to U throughout the 13-coilnlies in District 8. A spokesman said Icurry County appeared to he the lardesl hit. Maintenance crews were sand- ng the slick spots throughout the district, the spokesman said. Motorists were urged to drive vith caution. The Abilene office o! the Texas liglway Patrol said driving condi- ions were considered hazardous n the Eastland, Brownwood, iwoelwaler and Eden areas and as far north as Wichita Falls. All motorists were cautioned to drive vith care. Bus schedules were on time Tom the east and west. Clu'ef Meteorologist C. E. Silch- er said the Abilene vicinity was in the west edge of the ice-storm irea. As the intense cold continued, ocal and area fruit growers kept earful eyes on thermometers and lieir orchards. At Clyde, an area fruit center, t was reported thai an overnight ow of 2fi degrees Monday had al- ready killed half (he fruit crop and he rest would be gone after the I'uesday night freeze. DA Invesfigfor Spends Over Hour With Grand Jury George Maxwell, 42nd DA in- vestigator, spent more than an hour with a 104th District Court grand jury'Tuesday as the panel continued inquiry into alleged ac- tivities related to some members of the Taylor County Sheriff's of- fice and Abilene Police Deparl- rhenl. Maxwell was one nf per- sons appearing before the panel which worked into the noon hour (or !he second day in a row. Also called Tuesday were J. T. Blanlon. Sr., head of a bonding company, and Police Chief War ren Dodson. Their appearances brought to 13 the number of per- sons appearing Monday and Tues- day. District Attorney Tom Todd said at noon that the jury heard "nolh ing new" Tuesday morning. County Commissioner G r o v e r Nelson was to go before the panel at p.m. Todd did not indicate how many of the -14 persons sub- poenaed the jury will talk with before the scheduled recess Wed- nesday afternoon. He said Monday he douhls the Jury will submit a repoH to Judge Given Thomas at the conclusion ol the current session. He indica Ihe grand jurors will wait until twq one-day sessions in March arc completed before they make any report. The mercury slipped below Veezing at 11 p.m. Monday and Miltomed at 21 around 9 a.m. Tuesday. At noon it had inched up to 24. Tile Weather Bureau reported some sleel, very fine ice particles and possibly some snow downtown up to noon. Tuesday's expected high is to be near 25 with Wednesday's ex- pected high 28 to 32. BLIZZARD-EDUCATION? Yugoslavia Mine Blast Kilts 54 BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) least 54 miners were killed today in a gas explosion in a coal mine in central Yugoslavia, Radio Belgrade reported. The official news agency Tnnjiii it was fcnnxl about IRO min ers were trapped, It earlier had put the death toll at 28. WEATHER Ifes .ireeilnr Ihrouiih Turs.ljj rciln W THWEST TEXAS lorftv fcmliM. tln 1USK Turstlay iriow In ruin ____ lofflihl. .MuUMfM. Snow accir um i nortnwnl la IS In 111.h 12 fn north to 14 in portlmiv "Partly wn low MnriH Associated Press Severe Cold, Ice Crippling Texas WHO NEKUS LOVE? Dancer Juliet Prowse, whose planned marriage to singer Frank Sinatra broke up last week over a career conflict, dances and sings 'I've Gol My Love to Keep Me Warm" during a Holly- wood film taping session Monday night. Keeping warm, with or without love, was a big concern for most people today as wide areas of the U.S., including Texas, fell under the grip of bitter cold. (AP Wire- photo) Teacher Banquet Tonight To Cap Busy B-E Day Here Slick Road Ciled After Bus Smashup By THE ASSOCIATED 1'HKSS Three persons died in a smash- up of a Greyhound bus and a truck on a drizzle-slick highway near New Braunfels Tuesday as severe weather spread over Tex- as. Snow up to three inches fell in the Wichita Falts-Venion area, and freezing rain and sleet glazed much of North Central Texas. The Weather Bureau said glaz- ing would continue through the Wichita Falls and Abilene area extending over much of the cen- tral and north portions of North Central Texas. The glazing will come from both snow and sleet in that area while snow was expected over the Pan- handle and South Plains. Freezing rain fell about dawn at San Angelo, Abilene, Dallas, Ennis and Brownwood. Sleet was reported at that time at Wichita Falls. The freezing line at dawn ex- tended north of a line from Paris to San Angelo. Snow fell at Deuison along with hail and rain. Wind gusts readied 37 miles an hour Ihcre, and high- way overpasses iced. In Ihe A'ew Braunleb crash, Charles Brandon, 33, of Garland, told officers the truck (vent out of control as he drove north to- ward Austin. He said the truck went across a grassy median strip between the north and south ancs and struck the bus broad- ide about six seals from the back f the bus. Lawrence Clayton, 46, Dallas, Christian College icynole speaker, annotated More (nan 800 Abilene (eachcrs gnored freezing weather Tues- day and fanned out to have a look it 70 local business firms, Offi- cially launching Business Educa- ion Day. Don H. Morris, president of and the vcathcr by quoting from the late "rank Grimes, editor of the He-, wrier-News, The Poem went Ihusly: "Jl's cold, cold, cold in Ania- rillo, "Cold enough to freeze an ar- madillo. "But truth compels (his poet to come clean, "It ain't a bit hot in Abilene." of Schools A. E. Wells contributed (his bit of humor: A businessman told me this nomine that 'we're gonna' have )lenty of time for teachers this norning, because we're sure not gonna' have any customers.' The day's "short course" for .eachers on the risks, costs and intricacies of the business world is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. The Education Committee, wilh school P-TA organizations co-sponsors the day's concluding event, the Teacher Appreciation Banquet, set for 7 p.m. in the School gymnasium. Tuesday's assembly point was the Abilene High School audito- rium, which took on a convention atmosphere wilh the 70 business representatives snarling cam- paign-type signs heralding their particular company. After the assembly, teachers ilispersctl into small groups and each group dcparlcil for the com- pany hosting them. And while the teachers were having n look at (he free enter- prise system, their pupils were enjoying a day's leave from stud- ies, schools being closed for the day by Supt. Wells. Dr. Morris extolled the members of the teaching profession, saying, "What greater thrill than to teach a ifi- gi-c-at irdous with no letup of icing prospect before Wednesday. Ice formed a thick and danger- Dfficers ,heir own ous sheath on roads and streets! across an 80-mile sector from 11le plalles ssvcpt low 'ust about 30 miles north of Abilene iaflcr dawn nnd attacked the pal- a Wichita Falls. Much of the freezing rain came rom thunderstorms. Hailstones up lo a half-inch in diameter rat- led on Wichita Palls rooftops. More hail fell at Bowie. There also was light .snow icross the Texas Panhandle, vhcre the mercury plunged lo 7 degrees above zero at jeforc sunrise Freezing rain covered most ofja war with Communist sucrrillas. Texas north and west of a Nnval antiaircraft guns just inking Paris, Dallas and San An-jside Saigon shot down one of tliCj ;elo. There was rain or drizzle two American-made fighter-bomb-, elsewhere, plus 'fog at Houstonlers which blasted the palace. Us a six-year-old lo rend or year-old to understand a pleco of CHILLY WKATHER Ann Scargall, left, a first grade teacher at Johnston Elementary School, remains "'If there were no lonchor, we bundled up against freezing temperatures as she signs up for Business-Education Day. At right is Glcmla Gilliam, secrclnry for the Abilene Chamber of. Com- merce. (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) would not enjoy longer life or the bcnefils of he said, "We would live in ignorance and paganism." The Teacher Banquet at Cooper High School will be climaxed by prescnlatlon of "Teacher of the Year" swards lo four touchers, by Wood row Wnlts, chairman of the FMicafion Committee. CeHitiealci ot excellence will go (o one Icachcr from cadi edu- cational level prlmniy, inter- niedfalc, junior high and senior high. As Is customary, a nwnrd will go to the "Teacher of Ihe Year" schools. Enlerlalnmcnt-wlll be provided by the Cooper High choir. Mor gnn .tones ,lr., president of the Hoard'of preset) service pins lo soveral lonelier; Speaker (or Ihe hanruiet will Iw Gen. Hans Chrlslofferson, genera of Iho Danish Armyt TKOOPS, TANKS MOVE INTO SAIGON PRESIDENTIAL PALACE building bombed, strafed President's Palace Bombed in Saigon SAIGON1. South Viet Nam (AP) he bus driver, pulled the bus onto] ace Dinh Diem's pal- Travel grow steadily more bombed today but anti-Communist pi harm. the The government said Ihe attack was carried out by two air force see with fire bombs, rockets and machine guns. One pilot w.is captured. Six hours after (lie attack this capital resumed its normal out- ward appearance except for sol- diers guarding street comers. There was no sign of a revolt (n lllc difficulties of the South jViet Nam nation already and Palacios on (he coast. Truck, .Bus Crash Kills 3 NEW BRAUNPKI.S (API- A pilot. U. Pham Quoc. was cap- tured alive. Civic Action Minister N'go Trong Hieu announced. The pilot of the second plane; was identified by (he minister asi Nguyen Van Cu, a sublieutenant.] His plane, riddled will) antinir-i craft fire, was reported lo have, crash-landed at Phnom Penh air-j port in neighlwrinj; Cambodia., truck-trailer went out of controliCambodinn authorities arrested; on a foggy, rain-slick highway J day and smashed into a Tho civic action minister (old n; 'louml bus, killing (hrce persons news conference tho rebcli and injuring at least 1C. 'officers." stationed at the big mil "They were scrambling around.'itary airfield at Bien lloa, nside and said W.lmilcs northeast of Saigon, staged A. Kramer, who lives nearby nnd Ian "isolated action He said reached the site shortly after thcinothing was known yet as la IhHr battering collision. One of the dead was identified as Daniel Morse. 69, of H o 11 i s, N. V. to tho president, who has been accused by critics of running a family dictatorship. Diem said loyal armed forces had tiie situation "completely un- der control throughout the nation- al territory." He came sni'cly through a short- Ihed uprising five paratroop battalions 15 months ago. But (here was no sign that tlie air at- tack on his palace was coordinat- ed wish any general uprising or ground ai'tion. The pianos used by the two reb- el olficcr.s wore described as ADS Skvraiders. former U.S. Navy air- crafi supplied to the South Viet- namese air force. Casualties fiom Hie attack on the palace were not known imme- diately, but several wounded pat- ace guards were loaded into am- buhiuccs. "Alt air force bases have been cried." said Diem in his broad- dor prcsutcnl-s First Lady. "All measures of security ID liie palace at the time. She waslh..lvc been taken. Alt offices ara reported to have suffered a slielit lo flmcijcn normally and the pop- 'iirm injury. liilaiimi should remain calm and .N'SO Dinh Nliu is a adviser fulfill its duties." Time and Nhu's wife. DIM! DIEM not injured Ngo Dinh Nhu, who acts as llic and; Johnson to File For Commission Hertxrl i Hern) Johnson. 42, of iiclmom Blvd.. Abilene in- jdcpcndent oil operator for the 1-1 years, announced his can- ididiicy Tuesday for the office of from the south side. Tho U.S. Kmbassy annouucpdj lli.s makes it a three- that one American died as :in m- way for the office formerly direct result nf the attack. fcllihelil by Hay CrisJuim. Already The other two persons (hc roof o( Ws for the office arc John S. while waldiiiiR pianos j-woopinj! nnd Truman P. Kirk, tree-level heiglil. He was for filing is 5 p.m. Fri- ficd as Sidney Ambrose. a one a woman, could be iden lified at once and slate police identification experts came hercj i. i 11 Jtractnr from' Portland, Ore. I Candidates for Cily Commission Persons m all reported ''to n- B- in fair condition: Eriilh Slarnes, Fort Worth, a music teacher. Scphanie Zola, fi5, New York Mrs. Velma Paine. 112 N. Bry- an. a housewife. Kaye Washington, San Antonio. maid. Lawrence Clayton, 46, Dallas, the bus driver. Discharged after examination and first aid: M. R. James, San Antonio. Carmen Gurncllo, F.'asl Chicago, Ind. Joseph Davis, 20, San Antonio. Antonio Dias, Mntamorors. Mex- ico. Sgl. I.andon Clark, Austin. The impact knocked bus on its side. .vent on tho air that "Thanks to divine f myself and my close tors were not in danger." Catholic archbishop N'go Dieru and re-election. Cordon HussoH Day, Place 4 a candidate for R mpm_ Two of Diem's brothers. lhe Parlis nnd NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obiluariei ...........4 Atnuicmcnti 6 Spoflj SECTION B Edltorioli.............1 Womfin'i newt 3 Comici 4 Redle-TV log..........7 To Your Good Hwllh 7 TV Hoard and bar. been a for nfxnil four ye.irs. "If 1 am elected, 1 wil! resign from that office." ho said in an- nouncing his candidacy. Johnson said be is running as an independent "N'olmdy is be- hind me. 1 just hope the are." A member of St. Paul Method- ist Church, Johnson moved lo Abilene from his native Illinois in 1918, lie was born in r'iiirfiold, 111., and attended Eastern Illinois (Stale College. HKHIIKRT JOHNSON oil operator tic is a 32nd Degree Mason anr! a niemlxn- of Suez Shrine in San Angcln. Ho his wife are parents ol three daughters, one attending Me. Murry College, another attending Cooper High School and (he (hitii n student at Bowie Elementary School,   

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