Abilene Reporter News, March 7, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron YEAR, NO. 263 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 7, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE ONE [By Katharyn DufjJ The 41-year-old Abilene Ki- wanls Club is large and pros- perous. But Homer Scotl, one ol the club's Ihrce remaining charter members (W. H. Free and Paul Scott are the others) reminds Kiwanians, it was not always so, As a young club, a pair of gift buffalo was almost loo much. Back in 1924 the Kiwanians got gift buffalo from Yellowstone 1'ark to give to Fair Park Zoo. The late Cong. Thomas L. Blan- lon arranged it. Kiwanians were right proud. The club knew il'd have to pay express charges, some But what Kiwanians didn't know until the critters arrived was that there were other charges lor for feed- ing and for incidentals, Now it so happened the K'i- waiiis Club didn't have It did, however, have buffalo. The City of Abilene came to the rescue, advancing the with the clear understanding Kiwanians would re-pay. To complicate club financial problems, Homer Scott recalls, Kiwanians had already done other good deeds. They had put up school signs. They had built the wading pool at Fair Park. Kiwanians had to turn to money-making. They had vari- ous projects. They siwnsored wrestling matches. They got Harley Sadler's show to play a benefit. Harley's show had a bad week. Net was only "After we counted up Hartey asked us, 'Just how much do you still owe on the Scotl recalls. "I told him, lurried tokhis bookkeep- er and said, 'Write 'em out a check for the other AncS what of the buffalo? They were ill-fated, Scott sad- ly reports. They kept jumping fences until at last the zoo gave them away. As far as Scott remembers, Cong, Blanton never was ad- vised how expensive and trou- blesome the gift he arranged turned out to be. Mention of some dogs who live under a culvert on the old Pntosi Road brought from a farm woman who lives not far from Abilene a plea concern- ing dogs. keep your dogs. Please don't dump them out in the country on us. Please don't turn them out !o fend for them- selves. They'll do so on our chickens and turkeys and calves." Some people, (his landowner reports, are loo "soft-hearted" to let unwanted dogs go to Die pound. They turn thsm loose in ihe country. This particular farm has lost turkeys, sheep and chickens to dogs. A few days ago a calf was a victim. The farm woman says it boils down, grimly, to this: "You raise 'em; we have to kill 'em." Mrs. A. I-. Stewart, 926 Vino, reports on a little girl, just past the sanclpile age, who was tell- ing her mother about Sunday School. "Did you sins any the mother asked. "Oh, yes, 'Onward Twisting Shoulders.' And then (here's a first grader at Johnston School who WPS giving his nightly report on school happenings, including an account of a teacher asking a youngster a baffling question. Tha fellow student couldn't answer. "He just nodded his shoul- the lad said, demon- strating by hitching his own up to his cars and back down Dgaini Associated Press (JP) NEWS INDEX A Sportt ARK UnJm....... OH SICTION Idtttrhlf TvUIirt FtfHI HVWtf BWffcttl i 4, ...7 HE SAVED HER LIFE Kathy Holley is especially fond of Mike Conaway, for the 13-year-old Boy Scout prevented Kathy from drowning last April at Fort Phantom Hill Lake. Mike received a certificate of merit from the national Boy Scout Council Tuesday night. Story on Pg. 8-A. (Staff photo by Jimmy Parsons) A .A M 1 298 S596T. 01 H'aa'C _ Wintei Vorst Gale Hits East Seaboard Damage to Run In the Millions By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS jropolilan New York, ferry service A savage gale, by far the worst storm of the waning winter, struck the Eastern Seaboard Tuesday. Wild winds, pounding tides, towering seas and heavy snows inflicted multimillion dol- lar damage from Virginia to New England. Snow fell as far south as Ala- bama, as storm systems con- verged over the coast from the West and the South. Farther north, up to 30 inches of snow fell in Virginia. The storm claimed at least lot Winds hit lives in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York through drownings, electrocutions from fallen wires, highway acci- dents and heart failures. An addi- tional four persons were missing. Downtown Pliiladelphia hotels were filled with storm refugees. That city's suburban trolley line system was knocked oul. In met- was suspended belwecn New Jer- sey and New York, and Manhat- tan and Staten Island. Rivers overflowed their banks and in North WiUKvood, N.J, (ire destroyed summer dwellings while firemen fought Ihc blaze from rowboals afloat on flooded streets. At Sea Isle City, N.J., five Ro- man Catholic nuns had to be evacuated from their flood-threat- ened convent by Coast Guard boa is. hurricane force in 75 m.p.h. Waves 20 gusts up to Powers Says Explosion Brought Down U2 Plane By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY WASHINGTON pilot Francis Gary Powers came through with high-flying colors Tuesday as he told a Senate com- mittee how a mysterious explo- sion brought his reconnaissance plane down in the heart of Rus- sia. Even before the 32-year-old center of a great international furore took Ihe witness chair lo testify, an official report vindi- cated him as a man who lived up to his obligalions as an Amer- man who: in vain lo blow up his stricken craft to prevent it from illing into the hands of his cap- when he was forced down in Every Parent Should Have A Copy of the Booklet "Help YOUR Child Succeed in School" This is one of Ihc mosl inform- iitive booklets ever published for parents will] school n.ae children. Il points out i-lenrly how they enn enruiiriifEe and hnlp llieir i-hililren suneeed iis srriool. We have a limited mim- Itnr of these booklets. Aililre.ss your order to Altilrtne He- 0. Box 30, Abilene, Tcxns. Enclose one dollar fo-r payment. a wild spin miles inside Rus- sia's heartland May 1, 1960. to give the Russians, during endless hours of interroga- tion, certain information, such as Ihe names of other U2 pilots. followed inslnictions of his Central Intelligence Agency superiors in telling the Russians he worked for the CIA. and in confessing at the showpiece trial in Moscow that he had been guilty of grievous spying, for which he said he was truly sorry. In his soft Virginia accent, the pilot told the Senate Armed Services Committee his confession was made after im- plied threats of a death sentence. In explanation of his expression of sorrow at the trial, he said, I made this statement on the advice of my (Soviet) defense counsel, and also because it was easy to say I was sorry, because what I meant by saying that, and what I wanted them to think I meant, was quite different. My main sorrow was that the mission failed." The upshot of the CIA report was that Powers, who spent 2t months in a Russian prison be- fore he was exchanged for a So- viet spy on Feb. 10, will receive alwut hi back pay under his contract with the CfA. He was employed at a year Although Powers was unable to shed any light on what .knocked his plane out of the Soviet skies, Rep. Carl Vinson, D-Ga., chair man of the House Armed Serv- ices Committee, told reiwrters hat CIA experts believed it was i surface-to-air missile. Applause broke out in the jammed hearing room as Pow- ers, telling his slory publicly for he first time in this country, said: "One thing I always re- membered while I was there .hat I am an American. Senators hastened to add their ivords of commendation tu the CIA report that cleared the pilot of any shortcomings. For example, Sen. Leverett ISaltonstall, R-Mass., said hearti- ly: "1 commend you as a coura gcous, fine, young American citi- Scc SENATE, Pg. 8-A, Cols. 1-3 LUS RADIO, TV STATIONS Harte-Hanks Buys San Antonio Papers The Harte-Hanks newspaper or- ganization, of which the Rcporter- is a part, has taught the Express Publishing Company of San Anlonio, publishers of (he San Anlonio Express and News nd licensee for KENS radio and ress. Ex- Harle-Hanks has contracted lo in Ihe Express owned by the eel high isolaled coaslal areas, orcing Ibousands lo flee flood valors. Power failures darkened more than homes along (he coasl. Gilbert Praybbold, marooned SEA'S FURY Shortly after a family o f four was evacuated from it, this vith 35 families in a Delaware story house on the Atlantic coast at Sea Isle City, N. J., collapsed under gail- Bay beach reported by force winds Tuesday. (AP Wirephoto) elephoue: "All you can see is valer. It looks like the Mississippi River. The wind is pushing the ide along. In fact, it is coming n my (font door." Atlantic City and Ocean City, of New Jersey's famed shore resorts, were completely cut off rom the mainland, and part of Atlantic City's famed Steel Pier was torn away by the sea. Fire Island, summer mecca off the South Shore of Long Island, lay at the mercy of raging 20-fool waves that cut completely across the low sand spit. Business and industry came to a standstill in some areas. Al Harrisonburg, Va., employers Broadcast warnings to employes ,o remain home. All schools in Pittsburgh were closed. At Trenton, N.J., state cm Dloyes quit work in midafternoon jecause of the storm. Jack-knifed trailer trucks buy all slock Publishing Co. Brnckenridge Estate, Frank G Huntress Jr., Frank G. Huntress III, Mrs. Merlon M. Minter am W. A. Druce, all of San Anlonio. Before acquiring the Bracken- ridge and Huntress stock, Harte- Hanks already owned approxi- mately 37 per cent of the pub- lishing company stock. Contracts for the sale signed in Sun Anlonio Tuesday called for payment to the Brackcnridge Es- talc of approximately and to the Huntress Family of approximately Frank G. Huntress Jr., president nnd publisher ol the Express and News, will become chairman of the board of Ihc Express Publish- ing Co. The Express Is (t morning paper and the News is an evening pap- er. They are published as the Express-News on Sundays. Weeks Files For School Board Post Abilene altorncy James Weeks announced his candidacy Tuesday night for Place 4 on the Abilene Board of Education as the 5 p.m Wednesday filing deadline for board seats approached. Earlier in the day Jim Miller man, 24-year-old insurance exc culive, filed for Place 5. The new announcements brmigh to three Ihe number of candid ntcs for each of those seats, bu Mrs. Claud McAdcn, a 1961 board appointee, who has filed for elcc lion to a six-year term in Place fi, Ihus far has drawn no op ponent. Weeks, a member of the law firm of Byrd, Shaw, Weeks and Calhoun, will be opposed in the Place 4 race by Keith Wells and G. D. Michel. Contesting for Place 5 are Mil- See SCHOOLS, Fg. 8-A, 1 blocked highways in Virginia, where snow drifted fotir feet deep beneath (he fury of the howling wind. U.S. No. 1, main north-south coastal route, was among high- ,vays closed. The Pennsylvania Turnpike re- duced its speed limit and barred vehicles lacking chains or snow .ires. Speed limits also were- cut on Ihe New Jersey Turnpike. New York Cily escaped wilh slush and high winds. A Soulh Shore branch of the Long Island Rail Road was knocked out of service for two hours when high tides flooded Ihe third rail. Snow marooned 404 commuters aboard a Hudson Riv- er lube train for hours before a (Hesel engine towed Ihem free between Newark and Jersey Cily The 40-foot yacht Guinevere oul of New York, was reported sink ing off the South Carolina coast with three persons aboard. Off the Jersey Coast, a destroy er in tow with no one aboarc broke loose and ran aground. Crews of two Texas Towers, lo taling 132 men, rode out the storn off Provincctown, and Nanluckct Mass, The Air Force said the low crs. part of the nation's offshore radar warning system, appearci in no danger. In a 1961 storrn, 28 persons died in the collapse of similar lower off the New Jersey coast. JAMES WEEKS 4 WEATHER II. S. HKI'AUT.MKNT OK fOM.MKRCl- WKATIIKH BlIKKAII (Weather map. l'3ee 3-AI ABILENE ANp VICINITY tlladlos s) Mostly cloudy with Harm rieraliires Werlnenrtay with nusly win tvaUine. Cooler Thursday. Iliih WednL ly 6S-JO. low Wednesday 33-40, liter, lursnay In Ihe 50s. NORTH CKNTrtAI, TKXAS Consider able cloudiness Wednesday Inrouah day. Wanner Wednesday and Wednesdaj nlKht, A little warmer Thursday. ICixl Wednesday 62-T2. NORTH WKST TEXAS Cr.nsUlerable eloiidlrtcjs Wednesday through Thursday Oecasioral light rain north Thursday. A Ullle warmer Wednesday and Wednesday nlnhl. Cooler north Thursday. Itlth Wed (I7-7.V TKMPERATVRKS Tun. p. 32 .IS 35...... .16 ____ 34 ____ M t-M ____ W ltlxh__arict, low Tor it-hours endlnr aanie dale year Uftt nlfehli lunrtM today loflllit: Mmmritr molnf it 9 p.m.r ?fl.M it P m M ptr cent. Ish hud low HI and 59. Ui Baird Standoff Ends Robbery, Kidnaping fore District Grand Jury, which is now in session, Tuesday afternoon, but o report will not BAIRD A 24-year-old gunman vas apprehended in downtown Jaird Monday nighl after a half- lour standoff with highway pa- rolmen who could not shool for ear of hilling bystanders. Highway Patrolmen Jack Shields and Glen Gordon John- son were held al bay by Donald iVayno Wisley, a soldier AWOL rom Camp Carson, Colo., armed wilh a .25 caliber automatic pis- after he got the drop on lliem in front of the Calhhnn County Courthouse. Armed Rolibcry Shields said Tuesday thai it i-as later discovered lhat Wisley ind diaries Aian Osterhoul, 19, of Hobokcn, N. J., were wanted for he armed robbery of a service station at Ihe intersection of High- ways 80 mid 281, about H miles south of Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto County, and for abducting an attendant there earlier Mon day nighl. According to Palo Pinto County Sheriff Gilbert Sommerfcld, Ihe attendant, Louis Bemielt, 16, son! of Ihe filling station owner, C. M.' Bfjnnett. was taken about 7 miics north toward Mineral Wells and put out on a dirt road. Sbei'iff Sommerfcld said about S5f> was taken in the robbery. Patrolmen Shields and Johnson said they had spotted Ihe car on li. S. Highway 80, wcsl of Baird' without one of its tail lights. When they slopped the car, they found out that Osterhoul, the driv- er, did ncl have a driver's license.! further investigation disclosed government check, made out lo a Jess Thomas, in the glove com- partment of the car. they ed. Got Gun Shields said the two men were taken to Baird for filing of (he driving without license charge, and for investigation of (he check. When Ihcy stopped in front of Ihc court house, Wisley. who was rid- ing in Ihe car with Patrolman Johnson, dropped a cigarel and when he reached for it, he came up with a gun which apparently had been hidden under Ihe seal. Johnson said Wisley told him lo get of the car. Johnson opened the door and ducked behind the tar. Wisley (hen ran tip to the patrol car, poked Ihe gun in Shields' face and (old him lo "gel mil or I'll kill Shields said. Shields said that as he got qul of (he car. Patrolman Johnson, who still had his gun, ordered Wisley lo drop his gun. As Wisley Inrncd on Johnson, Shields ducked behind the other car. In I.liif of Kirn 'We had him in a cross fire, bill I was In line wilh n busy cafe, nnd Johnson was In line wilh a house, and wo didn't want to have to shoot him it we could avoid I." Shields said. Shields said thai after a moving standoff down the sired with Wis- ey in the strccl, and Johnson and limself on either side. Ihe other prisoner, Oslcrhout tried to ;et Wisley (o give up and finally! got close enough lo grab the gun. Wisley was easily brought under control then and both men were aken to Callahan County Jail, Shields said. "After we the gun, we found that Wisley had tried to fire the pun sometime during Ihe slandoff. bul the gun had jammed and would not shoot." Shields said. Shields said lhat the traffic vio- lation charges were filed in Jus- tice of Peace Court in Baird. Identified Palo Pinto Sheriff Sommerfcld said the hvn men were icltirned The Texas Department of Pub- lic Safety is checking with sur- rounding slates to determine if men are wanted for any other RJC Bonds Approved RANGER (RNS) Ranger residenls voled 414 to 317 Tues- day in favor of issuing in bonds for a building and improve- ment program for Ranger Junior College. The proposed building and im- provement project reportedly would be undertaken immediately. According lo the college board of Palo Pintn County Tuesday and a science building, an 'were identified by Bennett as classroom building, and a physical education building are planned. men who held up the .station. The two men faced armed rob- bery and kidnaping charges be- Projected improvements are the completion of remodeling of the college library and the renovation be relumed untiKWednesday, thejof W. P. Newell Hall, men's dorm- sheriff said. Educators Urge Aid Restriction B.v O. K. HODKNFIKI.I) icd the resolution a sholgun ap- AP Kcluraliim U'riicr proach, unwise, undesirable, vague CHICAGO i 17th Na-jand uncertain, and wilh a goal tional on Hi.qher Ed-j impossible lo attain. uc-alioii urged the federal govern- ment Tuesday lo restrict its fi- nancial aid programs lo those col- leges nnd universities that do nol practice racial or religious dis- crimination. The sweeping proposal, if pul into effect by the government, would affect thousands of re- search grants involving Ihc na- lion's space efforts, fellowship programs, agricultural extension. ROTC (raining, and slmtent loan "This is an invitation lo Ihc fed- eral government to monitor the admissions policies of slitution of higher learning in Itw Martin said. In an interview. Martin said he; strongly opposed any form of ra- cial or religious discrimination, hill he called the resolution com- pletely impractical. "Where do you draw Ihe line on he asked. "Doe.s a Jewish university, such programs, a wide range of sci- as Brandeis. discriminate against cntific research, federal lo land grnnl colleges and the President Stephen J. Wright of like. A resolution asking such restric- tion was adopted in a conference business session. 82-64. There arc phoul college officials attending Ihe conference, Fisk University, a Negro institu- tions in Nashville, Tenn., spoke for the resolution. Wright said. 'There has discrimination in the disbursement of federal (tinds ever since Ihe bul mosl of Ihom stayed away.eslablishmcnt of the: land grant (rom Ihe business session. David B. II. Martin, assistant lo Ihe provost of Yale University, who omphrusiiod that ho was spraking only as an imiividuar, led an unsuccessful floor fight against the resolution. Martin call- colleges 100 years ago, nnd thii. discrimination must be At an earlier session, an rtd- ministration spokesman urged the college to support na- tional program ol building public fallout ;

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