Thursday, March 1, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1962, Abilene, Texas WITH OFFENSE OR FQES.WE-SKETCH YOOR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE. TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING. MARCH 1. 1902 'V TWO SECTIONS Feared Lost in NY Air Crash Billion Urged For Land Program WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy recommended loday a vast new land-purchase program ranging up io billion to provide more outdoor recreation for mil- lions of Americans. The proposal was part of a broad plan aimed at protecting and expanding the country's natural resources. fn a special conservation mes- mated buying would total between million and billion over the mat eight years. Costs would be paid by people who use exist- ing federal parks and outdoor facilities, through admission and other fees; by the diversion of un- claimed fuel tax re- bates from the highway trust fund and by receipts from the sale ol sage to Congress, Kennedy calledjsurplus federal land. for the creation of a land conser- vation fund to acquire recrea- tional areas across the country. Administration sources estl- 1022. LITTLE HEAT HELPS This fruit tree is get- .ting heat from electricUight-bulbs inside a cocoon oC sheets, a little'protection from the cold spoil that has severely damaged fruit crops in this area during the last three .days. The tree pictured above is lo- cated at the L. L. Trott residence, 1141 N. 18th St. (Staff Photo) While those funds build up, Ken nedy recommended Treasury ad vance not exceeding million 'or the eight-year span. He snic Congress could make the monej available by annual appropria tions to the conservation fund anc have it replaced by income from the fees and other sources. Kennedy outlined the plan fashioned from a study by his Outdoor Recreation Resource; Review Commission, in a length) message declaring the nation's conservation effort must cover the entire spectrum of its re sources. The President defined conserve lion as "the wise use of our nat ural environment" and said. "I is, in the final analysis, (he high est form of national thrift." To evaluate past progress and plan for the future, Kennedy an- nounced he would convene a While House conference on con- servation some time Oiis year. He promised the United Stales! would continue to cooperate with other countries in scientific and research undertakings and share the techniques it niques such as making salt water fit to drink. "Resource conservalion p'-ob- expected u io lems he "Efforts to solve them should be Low of 10 Ties Record For March 1 A warming trend Is forecast for the Abilene vicinity after the mer- cury fell to 10 degrees Thursday morning to tic Ihe all-time record low for a March 1. Last time it got Ihis colrt on this date was in March reading recorded in Abilene since weather bureau records were started in 1885 was 9 degrees on March 11, 1948. In the forecast issued by Chief Meteorologist C. E. Sitchler, fair wealher is to continue through Friday with considerable high thin cloudiness and rising tempera- Thursday' be 40-45 with an expected ovcr- nighl low of around 25. The mer- cury is expected to climb between and 55 here Friday Wednesday's high was 33. Senator Backs Abilene Air Need RppnHer-NYws Capital Bureau WASHINGTON Sen. Ralph Yarborough of Texas Thursday reminded Civil Aeronautics Hoard that the geography of Texas and bustle nf Abilene demands bel- ter local air service. Yarborough testified al (he be- ginning of the second day of hear- ings before (he CAB on airline requests for extended routes in West Texas and New Mexico. "H is unnecessary for me to point out Hint Texas is a vast Yarhorough said, "w i t h fircal distances between its prin- cipal area population and business hubs. These smaller huh cities must be adequately served by lo- cal service caiicrs: The geogra- phy of Ihe slate demands il." Cites Abilene Neril Yarborough added, "f call to your particular atlenlion Ihe ice. direct more frequent flights, recommend bypassing airports when there are no passengers think about pulling which subsidies to feeder airlines on the double by IJWfl and triple by the basis of routes flown. equally universal." In the field of recreation, Ken- nedy asked Congress to establish a system of matching grants to help the stales develop outdoor programs. He requested an addi- tional ?50 million Io assist slates and cities Io acquire open spaces for the recreation- of urban area residents. And for the great out- doors, he urged Congress to pass controversial legislation intro- duced last year Io preserve wil- derness areas. Kennedy again plugged for the program he submitted last sum-! mer Io plan the most effective use of water resources to meet Monroney was joined by House Majority Loader Carl Albert (D- Okla.) in protesting the withdraw, al of Central Airlines from jme datf l Cl Ji-.il 17. >ear: lotlxy: 'I'KX'AS rmtiv cloudy toilay. Cnniiilrr.iMr In- nlrhl unit hTinay lliM lAIn In Slnwlv Imuhl u lo 35. Illih KriiKy NOnTliWKST TK.XAS cntrt Ipnlthl. A IllUf mrmfr tonlihl >S Io J3. llleli 32 k> a. 13, Wichiln Falls H, Midland 15, ISrowmiood 18. Dallas and Foil Worth 19, Waco 24. Tcxarkana Austin 25, Kl Paso 27, San Hint crashed here today: Capt. James H. Heist, 9 Blacks water Rd.. Rolling Hills, Calif. Antonio 2-J, Victoria 31, Presidio! First Officer Michael Harna, 32. fieaumont a-l, Galveston and Corpus Chrisli 35, Brownsville 37 and 1-arcdo 30. In the lower Rio Grande Valley, 1200 Via Gabriel, Patos Verdei K'statcs. t.'alif. Second Officer R. J. Pccor, 658 Gould Hcrmosa Beach, however, Brownsville recorded 38! and ifcAllen 40. The biting eold presumably killed any peaches or other fruit crops surviving the same kind of weather in North, Fast and miidi of Central Texas only 24 hours earlier Orchard owners In Limestone County and in Ihe Fort Worth Wichita Falls areas already had reported poaches nnd sonic other fruits wiped out. (Calif. Flight Engincev Roger Cain, 12602 Oak Way Drive, Alamitoa. Calif. Stewardesses: Hetty Moore, .TOM Alma St., Santa Ca'.if. Shirley Grabcw, 26.17 Ccntlnellj St., Los Angeles. Lois A. Kelly, 2110 St., San, ta Monica, Calif. Rosalind Stewart, San VV crnle Blvd., Los Angclca,