Abilene Reporter News, February 27, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1962, Abilene, Texas 29 SVX3J. V 3AV 3TQ3 9908 Xa go 33IAB3S Him "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACI LY AS IT 81ST ,YEAR, NO, 255 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE At a certain Sundny School meeting in an Abilene church the. young man leading the' "opening exercise" decreed: "We'll read nnd explain Ihe Ten Commandments." The young, young people did, Commandment One, Two, Three Ihey wcie gelling closer to' the Sevenlh and the teacher was getting a bit norvous. "Shall we go on with tlie les- Teacher suggested, "No, we're gonna finish (he Commandments." So they got to the Sevenlh and; a young man, was called on to read and explain. "Thou shall not commit he read. He thought and he thought and then he said, "It I just knew what that meant, I could explain it." General Dynamics Astro- nautics has brought to Abilene a'goodly number of people svlio may be classed as "temporary" Abilenians. (We'd be most proud if they'd turn oul lo be perma- And they're pitching in and being good citizens indeed. Employes of. General Dynam- ics Astronautics, for instance, will be giving between and to local charities this year, a company executive estimates. General -Dynamics employes, as do those of many companies, have a joint program for giving, called "Con-Trib-Club." The-club is described as "a voluntary nonprofit association organized to provide a stan- dardized equitable method of donating lo recognized welfare, healthj recreational and educa- tional institutions and to. .em- ployes' emergency aid fund through regular' payroll deduc- Local headquarters reports 100 per cent membership in Con- Trib; Giving is in accordance to income. Committcenien determine the distribution of the gifts. Con Trib has already ear- marked these gifts for the year: to the Heart Fuiid, to Tuberculosis Society, to the March of Dimos, to the United Fund. Some people accuse Texans of being overly proud of Tex- an. Dean Hads, 1202'Green, is a Texan in '41 and, as seems to be the case With converts, Is prpiid'of it. Klrisnicn back In his native Nebraska sent him a reminder the other day that he may be talking like a Texan. Tlie re- minder is in the form of a clipping from the Petersburg, Neb., Index Weekly, a writing by J. R. (Brick) Smith. The story is about that Ne- braska animal, now extinct, tlie prairie dog sized "auger- an animal able to sense the approach of high wind hours in advance. "Nature provided the augur- wampuses with cork screw tails. When they know a high wind was coming they would jump straight up into the air and land on the lip of their tails wjlh a spinning motion which screwed them into I h e ground so they wouldn't be be blown away. always kept some around the house as pets and when we would KC them anchor them- selves into the ground, we got ready for 'a high Smith wrote. "On the bright warm morn- ing of Aug. they were playing around the yard when suddenly they began gelling an- chored (or a big wind. We put everything nway and gol sut for Ihe coming blow. "About noon two strangers rode into Ihe yard to give Ihcir horses a drink and (hen rode "Tlie wind we, expected d i d not come and we thought our little'pets, for once, had made a mistake until Uncle Pious Pete Smith remembered t h a t those strangers lold him they were from NEWS INDEX SICTION A TV Oil MWf SICTION I Wonwn'i 4 5 6 a n CWXICI ktji GLENNS AT CAPITOL Astronaut John Glenn poses with his wife, Annie, and their children, David, 16, and Lyn, _14, on steps of Capitol alter he had told both houses of Congress his space flight exper- iences. Behind Glenn's wife and daughter are his par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Glenn. (AP Wirephoto) Glenn Rides Glory Road' By RAYMOND 3. CROWLKY WASHINGTON (AP) John H. Glenn Jr., rode Ihe copiers glory oad'in slrfclly told a cheering Con- ;rcss thai space promised un- maginablc benefits for mankind. Addressing an extraordinary oint meeting of Congress after iding through rain-sodden bul rcnzied crowds tolaling Associated Press President's Palace At Saigon Bombed Miles Woman Named New Commissioner BALLINGER (RNS) Runnels County Judge H. Rampy Mon- day appointed Mrs. Paul Gordon of Miles as county commissioner of Precinct 4. to fill Ihe unexpired erm of her husband, Paul Gor- loii, who died Thursday night- Mrs, Goi'don is the first woman o ever hold Ihe office of county commissioner in Runnels County. John Purifoy of Ballingcr, representative of a local bonding company, administered Ihe oath of office Monday afternoon in the county judge's office. Mrs. Gordon has two children, a son Paul Jr., with the National Guard at Fort Polk, and a laughter who is a student-al Miles iigh School. Mrs, Gordon said .that she wouldn't be a candidate for the wst 'in the spring primary elcc lion, and Judge Rampy said thai persons wishing lo become can lidales could file for a place on he ticket in Ihe primary. The regulation filing deadline is past, but in this instance, Gor don was the only candidate whi lad filed for Ihe post, and late filing is' permitted, Judge Rampy did nol sel deadline riod. tor the new filing pc Related stories, picture, Pg. 4-B America's first man in orbit said: 'We aro just probing Ihe surface Jf tiie greatest advancement of man's knowledge of his surround- ngs lhat have ever been made. "It is hard to oven envision the icnefits that will accrue in many ields." Many women wept openly and Tien strove to hold back Icars as le wound up his simple, modest speech by saying "As our know- edge of the universe in which we ive increases, may God grant us he wisdom and guidance to use t wisely." H was an emotion-packed day hal ran Ihe gamut from tears o lusty laughter. The weather svas miserable. Cold rain fell for hours. Nevertheless Pennsylvania Av- glnry road, the street of lined wilh Ihrongs as 3lenn rode by in a procession from Ihe White House to the -apilol. From under massed umbrellas, :he cheors .rang oul loud and clear. From 17 bands along Ihe bass horns burbling wilh the strains of the Marine Corps hymn, "Sem- per Ficlelis." As the parade slarted, Glenn rode alone on tbo back of Ihe automobile, lu's feet on the seat, his head bare, his Icather-glovec iiands waving a happy greeting His wife, Anna, clad in a red, back-of-thc-head hat and a woolen coat.over hor grey dress, sat in [he back seat alongside Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson Glenn's daughter, hyn, 14, and son, David, Ifi, sat in front. But midway on the 1.8-mile, snail's pace journey, Glenn de- cided his wife should be as prom- inenl as later told Con gross she's "the real rock in our family." So he leaned over, helped her into the seat along with him, am there they rode, their big grin; See GLENN, Pg. 7-A, Col. 2 Jury Rules Out Herring Slaying Trial KEHM1T, Tex. (API A jury Monday nighl found Mack Her- ring insane al tlie time he was accused of slaying a pretty Odes- sa High School classmate. Under Texas law Ihe 18-year- old youth can not be Iried on a charge murder in the "kiss and kill" slaying of 18-year-old Elizabeth a n Williams on March 22, 1961. When the jury's verdict was read, Herring, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Herring, and dc- e lawyer. Warren Burnett of Odessa, broke into tears. They shook hands with cacli of he eight men and four women of he jury. Mr. and Mrs. Herring put Iheir arms around Iheir son's shoul ders, and wilh Burnett they left he courtroom. Mrs. Herring told a reporter "I arranging for simuHnneous television broad- iU in., holh countries of state- ments by. President Kennedy wnd Premier Khrushchev, The lentn- live'date Is March 24 or 25, Informniils said the two loaders would make Eng- ish and Russian, Ml', will I.isl 15 miniilcs cncli. They will .be followed by trnnsla- .Ions. The slnlemenls will'be taped, or filmed, in advance. The agreement in principle (or V, a television broadcast in such both countries, was reached by Pierre Salinger, Kennedy's press sccrelnry, nnd his Soviet opposite number, Mikhail Kharlomov, when.tlio two met in Paris in January. However, Salinger snld, "There ,ire no present arrangements" for Ihe.TV broadcasts. Details, including ttie prospec- tive Ante, .iiavc been discussed during Ihe negolfations on cultural exchanges, "PW ;lp their fourth week In Washington. -The Kennedy-Khrushchev ex- change Is specifically a White House-Kremlin project. However, it will be wilhin the framework of the new agreement on eullural ex changes that will provide lor ap- pearances of. lop-ranking public figures, either, in radio or television, or In Ihe form of prctapcd broadcasts, Informants explained. They snld they did nol know when the two leaders might offi- cially Announce'their decision on the TV, The U.s.-Sovlct exchange talks might end week, inforninnis said, ctiry had clipped to 35 degrees at 9 p.m. and was dropping at a rale of slightly more lhan a degree an hour. Tuesday's ycc.ilher was predict- ed lo be cloudy and cold w drizzling rain Ihrough the after- OOJl. Predicted high for Tuesday is between 35 and 40 degrees, wilh (lie mercury plunging lo a low of 20 or 25 degrees during the night. Wednesday's high was expected to be about the same as 35 to 40, Max Duirelt, meleorolo- Eisl technician at Ihe weather sta- tion, said. The latest cold spell came on the heels of a moist cold front rolling into Abilene and vicinity at 5 a.m, Monday. The temperature dropped 18 degrees by 0 a.m. Al 5 a.m. Ihe mercury slood al 48 degrees and by 9 it had dipped to 30. Fog enveloped Abilene early Monday morning, so thick lhat ob- jccls were barely visible a block away. The fog lightened during the day. A trace of moisture was recorded al the Abilene Weather Bureau. Easlland received ,30 of rain overnight Sunday from n thun- derstorm. Sunday and Monday morning a heavy fog covered the city bul a brisk wind Monday morning blew il away. Ranger received ,20 during Ihe nlghl and II was misting and foggy iticre Monday morning, nislnfi WEATHEK, 1'g, 7-A, Col. 3 in the Abilene High School cafe- Icria. Dr. Proctor said ex students musl set an example for big busi- ness and industry lo give more. He stressed that we are becoming a nation of while-collar workers, and lhat education is becoming more important in our lives than ever before. He siiid Hint while collar workers outnumbered la- borers last year for the firsl lime in the history of the Uniled .States. "It's no longer a matter of mus cles, but a matter of he said. Dr. Proctor said one-half of the top seven per cent of tlie high school graduales in Ihe country couldn't go lo college because (hey couldn't afford it. He snid funds donated lo liic participating col- leges and universities of Texas will help enable many of Ihese [o win scholarships. He added that there are funds needed lo be malchcd for research by colleges. The speaker, a former college professor, and for 15 years prcsi dent of Oklahoma College for Women, made two major points First he stressed thai the CLASP program is important, and seconc 'You, the alumni, are mighty im There is wider need for i great program of higher educa ion than ever before." However, he stressed thai "one must be sold before he cnn sel nnything. Everybody wants lo be to a going institution. Gradu nlos who arc proud of Iheir alma mater arc willing to work." "Tlie second year of the CLASP program in Abilene succeed See CLASP, 1'g. 7-A, Col. 1 WEATHER U.S. OKPAItTMK.S'T OF COMMKlttT WKATIIKR niUIK.M' HVeather Map I'aur 3-.O AniI.KNE ANl> VICINITY (Radlu 40 inltc.s) Cloudy anil cold with dr'u through Tuesday nltcmoon. Illsh Tuos day 35 tip -10, low Tuesday night 20 ti 25. high Wednesday M In 40. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Consider blp ctoudlness Tuesday IhrouKh anil Iw.silay nichl. A litlte colde day. so cold Tuesday niwh: Important lemperature cfuinsi's -----1 Tuesday 35-45. S.VAS. occasional Hphi "snow north." frco.ilnz drizzli' soiHh portion parLj- Tue.v day ancf .1 lew MIIOUITS south adoruiKrn Not so cold north Tm-sday auil sections Tuesday nlRhl. No Iniportan temperature changes Wednesday. HlHh Tuesday near 30 north lo 50 soulrmest. SOUTinVBST TEXAS; Cloudy lo narl ]y rlonrly Tuesday UirouKh UVilne.siJai vlth scallcre.l snoivel.s. Murh colder Ion Tuesday null Tuesday night. Klfh Tuesday 4555, TK.lll'KHATUHKS jMon. .Ifou. p.m. 57 J7 VI -10 M 56 40 '.ir.'.'-i'.l! fiirtl 4il 33 38 31 3f. SO 3S ,.10 31 .1! inirri nnil luvv for 24-houis enLlnir 9 p.m.: 57 and 30. JliRh and same dale latl yvur. 80 Diem Safe InAllack j; On Building SAIGON, SOUTH VIET NAM fighter-bombers With markings of the South Viet Nam air force blasted Prceident Ngo Jinh Diem's palace with bombs, and maehineguns Tues- lay, but Radio Saigon announced :m hour later lhat Diem and his 'amily were safe. The attackers also strafed Saigon airport. The 61-year-old bachelor presi- dent, his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu and Mini's wife were in the palace at the time. govenimcnL broadcast said one of the planes, identified by American sources as AD6 Sky- raiders, crashed north of the capi- tal. This plane is an attack craft used by the U. S. Navy in World War II and supplied by the United Stales to South Viet Nam's air :orce. It was not immediately known who piloted the planes or what triggered Ihe attack. The only military movements inside Saigon were by government troops set- ting up a defense perimeter around the palace, one wing of which was left in flames by the attack. (A report from the South Viet Nam Press Agency received .in Tokyo said the planes were pilot- ed by rebel members of the South Viet Nam air force and that the pilot of the plane lhat crashed had been arrestod. (If. S. officials in Washington, after receiving reports from Sai- gon, regarded the aerial attack as an isolated incident and not a widespread conspiracy lo un- seat Diem. The South Vietnamese president has been accused of trying lo perpetuate a family dictatorship in his U.S.-protectcd The planes made repealed pass- es over the presidential palace at low altitude dropping napalm (jellied firing rockets and strafing. The attack began at a.m. Saigon lime and lasted for 50 minutes. Light antiaircraft guns nnd machine guns on the ground fired back at the planes as they circled over the heart of the city before each pass. Half a dozen tanks and armored ears rolled up in front of the pal- ace gate at the height of the at- tack and firemen rushed into the palace. Grand Jury Hears Black nlchl: Unirl lonicht. today: Narornelcr rcanfog At 3 p.m.! 78.06. V 104111 District Court grand jury finished a testimony-packed session Monday aflcr calling 42ml District. Judge J. It, Black "to get some information." District Attorney Tom Tcxld de- clined lo say just what type in- formation Ihe grarai jury wanted of Judge Black who was closeted wilh Ihe panel about 20 minutes. Judge Black went before Ihe panel after being contacted in his office by County Judge Heed Ing- alsbe. lie was one of 10 persons going before the panel in resump- tion of n special investigation re- portedly related to some members of the Taylor County Sheriff's of- fice and Abilene Police Depart ment. The grand jury launched the special inquiry Ken, 8 and 9 Their report to Judge Owen Thorn as after Ihe earlier session provid .subsequent sessions before their term expires in March, District Attorney Todd said Monday afternoon the jury sched ulc "is running quite a bil be- hind." Ho indicated Ihe'panel Is hearing a great deal of testimony from some witnesses. Todd also said he doesn't anlicl pate Ihe Rraiul jury will have any reiwrt to make (o JucKe Thomas after completing Ihe current ses slon Wednesday. His statement In dicalcd the jury will limit work on hearing testimony. Among those testifying Monday were Paul L. Parker of Abilene, Thco T. Priour of 1242 Palm, Hu- bert H. Raney, federal jail inspector El Reno, Okla.j Joel Kirkpalrick, former Report- er News staffer now living in Galve.slon; Mrs. J. T. Burns of 3125 S. 4th, Or. VV. Irby Fox Sec JUDGE, pg. 1-A, Col. Diplomat Speaker Ai Abilene Meet The Venezuelan ambassador the United Stales, Jose Antonio Mnyohrc, will be the featured speaker of the Oilbelt Dislrict Teachers meeting in Abiienc on March 9, Supt. of Schools A. E, Wells rcvoniod Monday night. Wells said the ambassador's local apponrnnce was arranged by Cone. Omar Burlcson, who Introduced .Wells to Mayohro -In Wnshinjiloh last week as the su- perintendent was returning lo Abilene from the National I'M- urnliou Assn. convention In At- lantic City, N. J. The Venezuelan (tiRnitnry will speak at tho 3 p.m. session M Iho dny-long teachers meeting, ;