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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1962, Abilene, Texas 1 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT >T YEAR, NO. 258 ABILENE. TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 2, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 3 Children Die in Blaze i At Baby Sitter's Home ssociated Press (VP) Woman and Boy Receive Burns SCENE OF TRAGEDY This was the tragic scene at the home of Leila Garner, 74-year-old Negro baby sitter, where three children, all under four years of age, burned to death Friday morning. Seven other Aspermont Loses 65-61 In Tourney By JAMES NORMAN .Reporter-News Sports Writer AUSTIN Aspermont lost to Roxlon, 61 to S3, Friday morning In Class B boj'S slate basketball tournament in Gregory Gym. now will play the loser of Friday's Hunlinglon- Snook game for Ihlvd place., Boston led after going ahead 8 lo.6 after four minutes in the first quarter. Aspermont stayed close behind, and made a rally to close Ihe gap In the third quarter, but Hoxlon led 49 to 40 at the end of the Ihird quarter. High poinl men for Aspermont were John Ray Godfrey, all slate junior who made 24 points, Dickie Jlil! with 11 points and .lames Parker who made 10 points. Gary Holcombe was high scor- er for flexion with 27 poinls. Jimmy Slayden made 19 poinls and Ben Hagood made 11 poinls for Roxton. children in the house at the time reached safety. The crowd at left watches as the search for possible adrii- tional victims goes on in the gutted structure (Staff Photos by Clyde Foster) Arauza Files For Place Five On School Board Isabel Arauza, 32, of 8M Orange St., Friday became Ihe (irsl per- sort to file for Place 5 on the Abilene Board of Education. Arauza filed for Ihe place being vacated by Floyd (Spec) Childs. Assistant manager of Ciencr.il Finance and Guaranty Service, Arauza has been an Abilene resi- dent, since 1053. He and his wife have Ihree children, including two in La'mar Elementary School and one who is only 3. The only other person who has flnnounccd for this position pre- viously is Elbert Hall, nnd he has not yd filed. Deadline ior filing is next Widnosday. Negro Elected SAN ANTON'IO Thompson, n Negro, has been elected president of Bexar County Young Dcmocrals. Olher officials sajd Thursday he is Ihe firsl of his race In head a Young Demo- crats organization. By CLYDE FOSTKR lUporler-.N'rws Writer Three Negro children, all un- der four years of age, burned lo dealh Friday morning when Ihe home of an elderly baby sitter wus gutted by fire. The dead were identified as Es- ter Daniels, 19-monlhs-old daugh- ter of Lillie Mae Daniels, CIS Staf- ford: Debbie Johnson, 3-year-old daughter ot Rosa Mae Johnson, 153 E. S. 5th, and Johnny Kay Dunn, 7-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Dunn, 274 E.S. 5th. The children, along wild seven other Negro children of pre-school age, were being cared for in the home of Lilta Garner, 267 E.S. 5th, who was rushed lo Henci.-jck Hospital for treatment of severe burns received when she allempl- cd to rescue Ihe children from the blazing house. Mrs Garner, 74. was in "fair" condilion al Hendrick Memorial Hospital where she was being Ireated for burns of Ina righl arm and forehead. Bobby Joe .lackson, 14 months old, was also treated for minor j burns of the face at Hendrick but! was not seriously hurl. Firemen anci police were kepi doubly busy during Ihe investiga- tion as they sought possible addi- tional victims and attempted lo comfort dislraught mothers of Ihc children as Ihey arrived at Ihc scene or called home from their places (it employment. There were cries ot joy as mothers found their children among Ihe seven survivors and screams ot anguish when others who have been burned lo dealh in the Abilene area since Jan. 21, 1961, when three children died in house fire in Big Spring. Four children died in a house fire in Stamford on Oct. 31 and on Dec. 20 three children were burned to death when they were trapped inside a house in Winters. One child Ixirned to death in Cole- man earlier in December but in that case, (he child's clothing caught fire. In all other cases the children were trapped in burn- ing buildings. The Friday morning fire nppar-j ently spread Ihrough the four-i room frame house within a mat-] ter of minutes. Ruins nf (he house were sifted for possible additional bodies be- fore il was determined lhat all children in the building had bem accounled for. HEATING UP Ralph Mullen, Minneapolis, his breath steaming, uses a sun lamp to warm the rear- mounted engine of his car as the mercury fell to a record 32 below zero Thursday. In background is some of the more than 53 inches of snow which has fallen. Weather story, Pg. 5-B. (AP Wirephoto) RANGOON, Burma 1: ma's defense chief, Gen. N'e seized power for the second lime in 3'i years Irxiay and arrested Premier U N'u, ex-Prcsidenl Sao learned Iheir children were among the victims. Most of the mothers are em- ployed as maids and a number of them were brought to the scene by [heir employers. Residents of the area apparently called parents Burma Premier Arrested After Military Takes Over tanks ringed Rangoon Air-1of soldiers took station at Ihe con- Iral police station in the heart ot port. All flights in and out of Burma were canceled. In Rangoon, however, there we Sihwe Thaik and olher on the streets and city of the government. One casually was reported (dwellers went about their busi-l ness seemingly unpcrHirbed by the city, and smaller concenlra. lions were seen at all other po- lice stations. Win declared in a radio broad- of all the children while the fircihundred yards away. mi Ihe army seizure of events. A large concentration son of Thaik was fatally wounded by a stray bullet when Thaik's guards and tronps exchanged fire. Thaik was Burma's first presi- dent. He retired from Ihe office in 1952. Military informants said U Nu was arrested at his suburban resi- dence at 2 a.m. and taken away by soldiers. Thaik lived a few was in progress and before iden- lily of Ihe viclims was learned. Poiloe Dcleclive Jack Dillarri drew the grim task of identifying the youngsters and informing Iheir mothers as Ihey arrived. Fire Chief D. C. Musick said GRJM SEARCH CONTINUES Abilene firemen go about the grim task of sift- ing through the ruins of a four-room frame house where three children died in a Friday morning. It was not definitely determined until about an hour after (lie blaze whether any additional victims were lost in the fire. Glenn Tours UN, Talks With Zorin UNITKD NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) H. Glenn Jr., the first Anieriean (o orbit the earth, toured U.N. hcadfiuartLM's today lo repeated applause from crowds of employes, (telegales and visit- ors totaling more tk'in 2.000. In Ihe Economic and Social Council chamber, Ihe Marine lieutenant colonel told n pricked house thnt space programs would rely increasingly- on interiKition.nl le-irmvork and the natural center for the le.tmwotk is the .United Nalions. He said he hoped coun- tries would learn together and Flelalcd picture, Pg. 2-R work together in peace. Cflcnn, who circled the earth on Feb. 20, introduced Maj. Donald K. Slayton as a man who would be going up in a few weeks. 'Hie seven members of the U.S. aslrommt team loured (he council chambers and General Assembly iifler meeting in Acting Secretary-General U Tlianl's of- fice suite with delegates on the 28-nation U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. Soviet Deputy Foreign .Minister Valerian A. Zorin was one of Ihose who met the space fliers. He (old a reporter later he con- gratulated Glenn and wished him further success. "I also congratulated all the other cosmonauts and the cosmo- naut lo be. who is (lying Zorin said. "I wished him success even more lhan Glenn." The astronauts gol standing ovations on arrival, then in all Ihe council chambers and Ihe as- See GI.KNN, PR. B-A. Col. 3 no cause for Ihe blaze has been determined. is just a mailer of sorting out bits of information in an effort lo determine where and how the fire he said. The baby siller, who kepi chil- dren in her home for working mothers, unable lo talk to firemen and a 3-year-old girl who was al the scene was in shock and unable lo give any details on the fire, Chief Musick said. The house, which had only thej exterior walls standing when the blaze was exlinjjtiished, was ;ulfcd in flames when firemen ar- rived. Names of Ihc other children could not be delermined. in Ihe confusion. The Ihree deaths push lo 14 Ihc number of small Negro children Mililary personnel in quick suc- cession also arrested Thakin Tin. finance minister and piesident of Burma's ruling party: (he housing minister, U Zahrc J.simi; the trade minister, U Thwin: the in- dustries minisler, II Rashid. and Ihe minister for Karen Stale af- fairs, Sao Hla Tun. The array suspended Parlia- ment and seized strategic com- municalions, transportation security points throughout country. An army source said about troops and 30 tanks took up posts at key points throughout Ihe capital and blocked all main roads leading in and out of Ran- ;oon. Heavily armed troops back- W. O. WALLACE retired manager AT BALLINGER f deteriorating situation and to savtf tin? nation from disintegration. What motivated the staunchly anti-Communist general's action was nol immediately clear. But Lhe coup coincided with growing opposition to a governmenl plan lo nationalize Burma's private import trade and a rise in strength of the extreme left wing of the country's ruling party. The nationalization plan had been scheduled to go inlo force Thursday. The government had claimed. Ihnl foreign interests were gaining a stranglehold on Ihe nation's economy, and that many Burmese firms had been transferring their import licenses (o foreign companies. The 2.500 private traders af- fected by the nationalization and ja number of politicians fought .bitterly against the government hill, charging that it was a long step toward communism. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries 5 fiuiincit Outlook 7 To Your Good Health 9 Sporti 10-12 SECTION Women's news Amusements Bridge Editorials Comics Radio-TV logs B 4 6 7 11 WEATHER lhtr s ti AND VICINITY IllVni.a io Ihma.h SMuri !.ow .VOKTH CENTRAL TKX.AS rartly rteidy and Mule Commissioner TUU.I.VGKU (RN'NI O. Mr. Wallace began his electric- spurii u.irmrr toalela i i-V'ii' SOMH. Hish TKMrttlATMtllS m S.co Wallace. 70. Bellinger city com- ;il service career in 1920 with a retired district f.Arkansns company and served is manager for West L'tilitiesja WTU district manager in Has- iivkell. Munday. Quanah and Sal- linger. He relired as Ballingcr dis- 27-3S. Satunlay Trmrt. B A! died at a.m. i Ballingcr Clinic-Hospital. Jlr. Wallace, in his second Icrmjtricl manager in 1057. as a city commissioner, had becnj He moved to Abilene a few ill for several months and after starting his career one week. in Arkansas. White a WTL" con- is I7-.00 in and low lor .'I-hmirs n.; antf M. !h anil rtate -i1 nt. isct lail nistu: 6: :6: 1'ott'lor Jr. paslw ofj Wailacc also helped in con- Ihe first Baplisl Churc-h, officiat- of of in 1I1' iphinfs and renovation of its nuri.il will he in Evergreen Cem- let cry. WAI.LiVfE, G-A. Ccl. 7 Cause of New York Air Crash Still Mystery NEW YORK (AP of emergency workers struggled in icy walers and biting winds today (o recover bodies of Thursday's nir crash viclims. They nlso searched the wreckage for mi in- ulrument which might show what cp.used the American Airlines jet to plunge to disaster, killing all 05 aboard. Townrct noon, bodies or parts nf bodies of 60 .victims had been from the shallow waters Jamaica Bay, Irittrurrxnl looght by air Related stories, pictures, Pg. 8-A experts is n metal glohc about Ihc of n basketball. The device is nn automatic flight recorder. It keeps a second-by-secnnd record of a plane's speed, nHilude, direc- tion and gravity forces. By n c.ivoful study, invcslignlors might be nhle lo ascccrlain wheth- er il was man ov n machine which Inllcd. At lho controls of Ihe airliner, which suddenly turned nnd ivcnt down In a nosedive Just alter tak- ing off, was a velcrnn skipper of the sky. Al 5fi, Capl. James T. W. Heist of Rolling Hills, Calif., had flown 18.300 hours. Of these, l.GOO hours were spent in the cockpit of n Boeing 707 such as earned him ami his passengers to de.ilh. President Kennedy took a sonal interest in the investigation. A (op government investigator, who conferred with Kennedy by phone, said Hint Ihe President was deeply affected by the tragedy asked that everything posslblt be done lo prevent a recurrence. The Boeing 707 adapted for speedier takcoffs from airports surrounded by residen- tial 95 persons lo death and exploded less lhan two minutes after it had taken off trom Idle-wild Airporl nt a.m. Thursday. II was bound for Los Angeles It wan (he nation's worst air disaster involving a single air- craft, topping the toll of the crash of a Trniis World Airlines Con- itellation In Chicago last Sept. 1 in which 78 lost Iheir lives. Worst air disaster was a Iwo-plane col- lision over New York in 1BGO lhat claimed 134 lives. The Astro-Jet, nearly half as long as a (oolbaH. field, plunged straight down sud- denly and with such sickening fury thnt the pilol never had a chance lo radio lhal he was in IriKible. There was no flame, no smoke, no trailing exhaust, no outward Indication of damage. U all happened M quickly that friends and relatives of the p.is- sengers had nol yet had a chance to leave the airport before the plane carrying their loved ones made its disastrous dive only three miles away. FAA Administrator Majeob Ha- lahy, who flciv here along with half a air safety specialists from the Civil Aeronautics Hoard, emphasized (here was no indica- tion of wh.il might have gone wrong. Total weight was under Ihi; al- lowable limit, flilrl none of Ihe four Jcls had been run "over UIB allowable lime, ll.nliihy said. Wtien the plane arrived here from Tulsa. Okln. Wednesday, tha crew had reported some trouble with the radio and cabin pressure system, hul this wns corrected, Halaby said n checkhack on the previous 10 pnges in the jet's log- -Ixxik disclosed no de- feels, and thus far there has been no indication of malfunctioning. CAH Chairman Alan S. Royd, who also flew to the wreck scene, said Ihe myslery might be solved lit a month. Bui ho added lhat U could lake ns long as a year,