Abilene Reporter News, March 5, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1962, Abilene, Texas Abilene X MORNING WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 296T OT 3i 3103 YEAR, NO. 261 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 5, 9908 lECTION PAGE Today, March 5, is birthday No. 88 for Mrs. J, W. (Miss Annie) George of Albany. And Sunday her students, past and present, surprised her with a birthday party at Albany's Youth Center. These "students" include a goodly slice of Albany's adult and juvenile population. Mrs. George is in her 69th year as t teacher of piano in Albany. "I've spent 81 years with my she says. The 81 in- clude the early years she spent getting a brilliant educa- tion in music. She Is still going strong, translating her knowledge and skill to the small-fry ol her hometown. She does her travel- ing via a wheelchair. Parents of Mrs. George's present .students (and many of them are former students of he.-s, too) staged Sunday's party. Mrs. Bonnie Miller got the idea started and the others joined. And from the youngest of Mrs. George's great-grandchil- dren to the frostiest-headed ex- piano student, the crowd turned out to share a birthday cake, to express personal greetings and to hear Mrs. George's life story related by Presbyterian Pastor George Walker. Mrs. George's story is very nearly the story of Shackelford County. A native of Pennsylvania, she came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Zug, to a ranch on Mills Creek near Ft. Griffin when she was years old. Fort Worth was then the end of the rail line, so the last lap for the Zug family was by ox- drawn wagon, a two-weeks trip. Those were Indian days and Mrs. George remembers Indian times. But her Indian tales are on the mild side. "They'd come to the house, two or three together. .usually about meal she relates. Her first schooling, academic and musical, was at old Ft. Griffin and then Miss Annie went on for the finest musical education of the time. She studied at Chicago Conser- vator studied under musical greats such as Florence 7.ieg- ficld Si1., studied at Lake Chau- tauqua, N. Y., and then came home to Albany. She was mar- ried to the late J. W. George, longtime operator of a tank and steel works. She reared a family. She taught piano. Some of her present pupils Are "third generation" students. For example, little Melon Snyder was at the Sunday party. Her grandmother, the late Mrs. F. E. Dodson, was Mrs. George's very first piano student. Mrs. George was the first rmytiber of the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Many of her students have gone on to ad- vanced musical educations. And through all the years of listening to small fingers struggle with the scales she has kept her humor. Sunday afternoon they were reading her greetings from all over and someone asked when a particular student studied with her. "Oh. back in '84, '95 and Mrs. George replied quickly. "And what did she wear, her daughter, Mrs. .lack Farmer, asked, teasing her about her memory. "Well, not Miss Ann- ie retorted. MBS, J, W. GEORGE Associated Prest Plane Carrying 100 Passengers Crashes PARDNER, WE'RE STUCK Vinnie Duryee, 5, equipped with guns and rope, is ready to ride, but his horse well, it's not real, of course, and it be- came trimmed in ice at Rockaway Playland when a steam pipe broke and sprayed it during New York City's current freezing weather. (AP Wirephoto) NUCLEAR PROPOSAL U.S. to Demand Tight Controls WASHINGTON (APl-The chief U.S. disarmament negotiator saiti Sunday night the West would ask Russia to accept a system of ight controls over nuclear tests and preparations for. such tests. William C. Foster, who will lead the U.S. team ill (lie Geneva disarmament conference sched- uled for March 14, said there would be risk involved even if the Soviets accepted all the controls proposed by this country. In a television interview, Foster said there was no trulh in reports circulated in London that the West would offer looser controls than those proposed last year. Asked whether the degree of in- spection would be more or less nan that requested last year, Foster replied. "On balance, if inylhing, I would say it would lave lo be upward." The lyondon reports said it was believed that (he Western powers now recognize that nuclear blasts in the atmosphere and even large underground explosions could be delected by instruments located far from the scene of detonation. WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMXIICE WEATHER BUREAU IWraflier Man rant 12-ni ABILENE AND VICINITY (llailhis no important tempcra- lure chanBcj throufh Tuesday. Hich Mondw 6M5, Jmv nfsbl r JO. KlRh Tuesday fiO-65. NORTH CENTUM. easl Texas-NorthuTSI Texas: Kiilr and mile chanRe in temperatures Monri.iv Ihrnuch Tuesilay. Mmxlay M.ti SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Oar ami IhroujtTi Monday maht. I'arllv drmdv and a little warmer Tuesday, day 64.72, Sun. tfl TTMI'Elt.vrimK a-.oo lor 21 hours HfKh and lo p.m.: 59 and Kiifh and same dale last year TR and 58 Sun.sel laAl night: aunrite .sunset loniphl: Barcmcler readme at 9 p.m 19. Humidily at 9 p.m, 2R per (t'm. "The West may, therefore, be prepared lo consider fewer con- trol posts in Soviet and Western crrilory, and lo place greater emphasis on verification of suits reported by instruments at (he London Sunday Times said. The new proposals, which the nited States and Britain hope to wescnt at the 18-natioii confer- ence, are intended to make it easier for the Russians lo accept II internatiojial control system, he Times said. The London Observer, in a dis- patch from Washington, said two allfrnative approaches emerged 'rom President Kennedy's warn- .ng to Moscow that American nu- clear tests in Ihe atmosphere would be resumed next month un ess the Russians signed an el- fectivc test-ban treaty. The dispatch said the alterna .ives were: 1. The President is willing; to stand by the Western proposals of last April (or a lest ban backet up by an inspection system: or 2. lie is ready to offer a more superficial, less expensive ani Icss complicated inspection sys. tern for the detection of under iroimd tests. "In the light of recent ex pcrienccs, such detection is nov considered less imporlanl and much less a problem than had been assumed (he Ob server said. "If Ihe Soviet Unioi is, therefore, still interested in (he principle of a test-ban Irealy President Kennedy is willing to negotiate a new model." "This new model misht be mori acceptable to tbe Russians be cause it would require a mucl lower minimum of on-lhe-spot in sped ions and Ihe whole organiza lion would be less th iirliclc staled. "Instead, greatc emphasis would be placed on pre venting one side from having running start on Ihe other througl See NUCLKAK, rg. 4-A, Col. 4 Ailing Farm Outlook Due Soviet Action By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW (AP) Premier Chrushchev lays his "take a chance" program for feeding the Soviet Union's 200 million people jefore an important Communist party Central Committee meeting ipening Monday. In advance of the session, the >arty newspaper Pravda pub- ished a deluge of complaints .bout impending failures in farm- ng, a problem as old as the So- 'iet Union. And the farm prob- err, remains unsolved as the na- ion moves into the fourth year of the latest seven-year plan. Khrushchev will make the main opening speech. While he has sprayed the world the past week vith denunciations of the United States and Britian for spurning his suggestion for a summit meet- ng on disarmament at Geneva, he has devoted major attention bis past year to ailing agricul- ure. The premier has indicated some measures he proposes to increase jrop production. To raise more ;rain, he wants to allow less land o lie fallow, to take more land ut of grass and soil-building ?rops. These are conservation measures in force since Stalin's Take a chance, lake Khrushchev has repeat- edly told farm managers in urg ng them to plow up more land nnd plant it to grain. This is liis apparent answer to 'arm experts at home and abroad who oppose his plan to plow up grassland and put in more wheat. They protest that while this may produce good crops for a couple of years, it will be followed by even worse yields. They consider .his especially true since more .ban half tbe Soviet cropland is semiarid, where conservation ieneraliy is considered vital. Many of the 175 leading parly members assembled for the com- mittee meeting are from the verj farming areas where Pravd, complains problems remain un- solved. The expectation is that farm managers will be blamec for Ihe failure lo keep crop pro duclion ahead of the growing pop- ulation. The farm ailment extends be yond Ihe fields to the factories and the distribution system, as Pravda makes clear. The parlj organ indicated that unless goot weather makes up for manage mcnt, fertilizer and machinery shortages and shortcomings, the crop year 1962 will be just like the past three of Ihe new seven year par. The newspaper said 10 per cen of tractors produced last yea: were Veturned to the factory be- cause of defective workmanship Thousands of grain harvester; and tractors were idle in the fieli for lack of spare parts. Darts Endurance Record Set DIDCOT, England new endurance record was set Sunday in the game of darts, which is something of an obsession among the count- less customers of Britain's pubs. At a.m., eight soldiers of the Royal Pioneer Corps completed a score of points after 19 hours and 15 minutes of nonstop throwing. Their time was hours bet- ter than the previous record set by a Royal Air Force team on Cyprus in The game was played ac- cording to the traditional rules, starting and finishing on a is, the nar- row band round the edge of the scoring surface on Ihe darlboard. Any double counts to start, but the team must, finish by hitting a specific one. After beating Ihe record, the players carried on to see how many points they could score in 24 hours. Result: points. Judges es- timated the darts were thrown times. Darts usually is played in the comfort of a pub, with pints of beer lo hand, but the new marathon was staged in a bleak army canteen. The triumphant players were giv- en two days off by the army, while some ol Ihcir helpers reported to the medical of- ficer. The backs of their hands had been repeatedly stabbed while they picked darts off ttic quickly enough for impatient players waiting to throw. 2 Associates of Racketeer Dead in Gangland Shooting By IRVVIN FRANK BELLEVILLE, 111. Two! if racketeer Frank (Buster) Wort- man's associates were shot to death gangland style Saturday light and their bodies were dumped on a lonely country road ess than 10 miles from Wort- man's home. Elmer (Dutch) Dowling, con- .idered by police to be Wortman's op lieutenant, was shot once in he back of the head with a .38- caliber pistol. Mel Beckman, who police said was a lesser Wortman aide, was shot over the right eye, jehind the right ear and in the back of the neck with a similar veapon. Dowling was 56 and Beckman 32. Both lived in Collins- ville, III. St. Clair County Sheriff Daniel King said he issued a pickup order for "every hood known to have any connection with the two victims." Officers took into custody Wort- man and a dozen other men for questioning. Still unknown was the motive and many of the details of the "layings. Beckman's car, with blood spal- .ered over Ihe front seat, was found Sunday on a bowling allej parking lot in Belleville. Dowling's wife told police Beck man picked up her husband about 6 o'clock Saturday night. Three youths driving in a car found (lie bodies sprawled on ei ther side of Wolf Branch School blacktop road in a rura three miles norlhwcsl of Belleville. Belleville is about 16 miles east of St. Louis. Worlman, Dowling and Gregory E. (Red) Moore were convicted last week in East SI. I-ouis on charges of conspiracy to evade federal income taxes. The govern- ment contended Wortman evaded paying about in taxes on money be made in gambling joints he owned. Wortman, who has served pris- on terms in Leavenworlh and Al- catraz, was a target of the Senate rackets committee when Ally. Gen. Robert K. Kennedy was its counsel. Wortman took the fifth Amendment lo all of Kennedy's questions, claiming possible self- incrimination. The income lax conviction was ng prohibition and was a member f the old and notorious Shclton gang. He now lives in a large n Beckman's car. It was found I times, although he never spent a Sunday on the parking lot of a long stretch in prison. Belleville bowling alley. The in- ido was blood-stained. Investigators theorized the kill- he culmination of five years of by Internal ce agenis. Wortman was a bootlegger dur- said, "Wortman seemed pretty Four-Engine Plane Held Crew of 10 LONDON 'AIM A chartered British airliner carrying a crew of 10 and about 100 passengers crashed Sunday night in the west African republic ol the Cameroon, officials announced. There was no immediate word of casualties. The four-engine DC7C reported- ly was flying from Mozambique in eastern Africa to Luxem- bourg. An Air Ministry spokesman said the crash scene was believed to [he near the Douala airport not 'far frnm (lie Atlantic Coast He I said the plane carried lot pas- sengers. A spokesman ior Caledonian the bodies and one slug was found Revenue Serv- in the car, [Airways, owners I Deputy Sheriff William Butlerisaid the number of (he plane, ol passengers noat-sorroundcd home. He at ibcrty and has not yet been sen- enced in the tax case. The two were apparently slain shaken up. He said he just couldn't figure out who did it or why." was a hoodlum of (he old school. He had been arrested for crimes ranging from murder to extortion and convicted several er hid in the rear of the car, got he drop on Ihe two men. and orced them to drive to the slay- ng scene... Bullets were recovered from He was a beefy 6-footcr who topped 200 pounds, wore an habi- :ual was about 100. The plane was charter to a Lon- don company, Trans-Africa Air Coacli. Ltd. There was no word on Ihe nationatily of the. passen- gers. The crash came just three days after one of the worst aviation disasters in history. A jet crash that took fl5 lives at New York's Ullewild Airport. scowl and had a reputation as a brawler. He fought as an infantryman in Europe during World War I! and was-for-several months a prisoner of the Germans. HE COULDN'T PREACH Congregation Visits Chaplain in Hospital SAN ANTONIO Kenneth G. Parks couldn't Caledonian airways, with offices Prcslwick, Scotland, became operational last December after signing contracts with Sabcna Belgian Airlines for the lease of two Douglas DCTC's to form the fiuclt'us of a fleet for charier service, The Camcroons, captured from Germany in World War I, wr-re divided between the French in the south and the British in the north. Lost year, (he northern part of the territory decided by plebis- cite to become part of Nigeria. Chaplainling Wing al Laredo Air Force bc Bnse, gave Parks a framed voted a the _.......... same time to join the Republic with his congregation Sunday, by 175 who at 20 of its members drove ISO miles from Laredo to San Antonio to be wilh him. The arrival of the delegation in Parks' room at Lackland Air Force Base Hospital left Ihe 51- year-old Protestant c h ,1 p i .1 i speechless, but obviously delight. tended Protestant services at the base, thanking him for his serv- Parks. a major due to bc pro- motul to lieutenant colonel March Cameroon, which achieved inde- pendence from France in IBfiO. NEWS INDEX 12. lias been at Laredo AFB siucel when lie returned from icrvice in Korea, lie underwent surgery Feb. 22 for removal of a kidney and is; Col. Woods W. Rogers, com-jexpected lo bc hospitalized an-' mander of the SfHCth Pilol Train-1 other three weeks. i SECTION TV Scour Radio-TV logs Sport! Comfcs Editorials 2 2 6, 7 8 9 10 Indians Battle Peruvian Troops By I.UIS LEON LIMA, Peru (API-Hundreds of rebellious Indian peasants armed with knives and' slingshots early Sunday battled government troops trying to oust them from four big cattle ranches they had seized near Ccrro dc Pasco, high in the Artdes. The Cerro rte Pasco police sla- lion, which reporled seven men killed and Ifl wounded in (he fight- ing, said the area was quirt al noon bul gave no details. The fighting eniiKed Saturday when land-hungry farm workers rejected government bids to me- dial? their dispute. filiation in Cerro de Pas- co is very national guard Gen. Ilumberto Quea said during the night. The peasants, called comuner- os, seized the ranches several weeks ago ami claimed legal ownership. Much of Ihe property is held by absentee landlords. The government of President Manuel Prado sent alxnit 500 troops to Cerro de Pasco, 110 miles northeast of Lima, after nt- lempls to reach a peaceful setllo- menl failed. Quea said more than 50 pea- sanls attacked soldiers on one of Ihe cslales and that the Iroops responded with (ear gas and rifle fire. Another troop detachment was attacked by ,100 workers throwing rocks and using sling- shots, Quea said, Cerro dc Pasco, capital of Pas co department or state, is one of the world's highest has an altitude of feet wilh a population of about Pasco is typical of Peru's An dean provinces, where scarcity of farm land has caused frequent conflicts between landless peas- ants and large and srnall prop- erty holders. There is feeling (hat Ihe government is carrying out loo few social reforms for bene filling the rural population, par- ticularly the Indians. Tn rural uprisings in Ihe past, Ihe government has blamed left ists and Communists for inciting the illiterate peasants to lake over estates and ranches. Authorities said Ihe peasants acted in the belief Ihe eslatcs were actually their land, taken from their ancestors three cen- turies ago by Spanish conquista- dors. The government claims this is part of an extremist campaign aimed at exploiting Peru's six million Indians about half the population lo create turmoil under (he slogan of agrarian reform. LONG HIKE ENDS Ohio Mailman Ed Kline, sporting a short stubble of beard, is greeted by his wife in Washington Sunday after a long bike and a short auto- mobile rifle from his home in Cuyahoga Falls. Kline walked from his home, start- ing Feb. 22, to Frederick, Md., ami then rode the Ja.st 45 tola! of almost 350 publicize a drive for higher pay for U.S. postmen, (AP Wirephoto) Don t Miss Abilene Dollar Day Bargains Today .-1

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