Abilene Reporter News, March 13, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT'OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 269 PAGE ONE {By KatharynDuff] Measles arc (is) oh the in- crease in Taylor County, but we by no means have a measles epidemic, Dr. Robert Whilfield, director ot the Abilene-Taylor County Health Department, said Monday. So far this year 58 eases of measles have been reported by local doctors. This time last year the total was 27 eases. Last week the measles list jumped by 17 new cases. "Bui that's not an Dr. Whitfield said. "If we were to be getting 35 or 40 or SO new cases a week, we'd say we had a measles epidemic." Measles runs in waves, a pe- diatrician reports. Every so often the disease breaks out and most kids take measles. Then there's a lull (or a few years until another crop of measles- less youngsters comes along and so Ihc cycle goes. Chickcnpox and strep throats are on the decrease locally this year, according to doctors' re- tabulated by Mrs. Lucille Gunn, administrative clerk at the city county health office. Mumps reports have increased. Infectious hepatitis which caused trouble lale last year, has settled down. Sb far this year the health workers have 28 chickenpox cases reported as against 123 this same lime last year. Strep throat cases now total 72 as compared to 105 this lime in '61. And there are now, for 'G2, cases of mumps on file, more lhan double the 43 cases listed a year ago. And Hie health office has one very good piece of news to re- port: No polio cases in '62, thanks to the wonders of polio vaccine. Maybe, some year before long, the same can be said of the dangerous "childhood" dis- ease of measles. Reports are that some vaccine experiments are most promising, Louis Ward, 302 Ross, found an "error" the other day in the 73rrt verse of (he chapter of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Reading along in (he King James version he found somc- Ihing he (and perhaps some others of us) never saw before. It concerns Peler's denial where "they that stood by said to Peter, Surely tliou art one of Ihem; for thy speech BEWRAY- ETH Ihce." A typographical mistake, Ward thought, and checked an- other edition of (lie Bible. It. too, had "bewrayclh" for be- trayelb" anil so did another and another. Ward retreated to a diction- ary and there was the explana- tion, obsolete for obsolete now, but in common usage at the time of Ihe King .lames translation. Newer translations use the new- er word. As a postscrip to Swoclwaler Jaycees' rattlesnake hunt, here's a repeat of what must surely be Ihe all-time champ West Texas rattlesnake story: This fellow saw a rattier on his way from Ihe barn to Ihe house one evening and killed it. At the supper table he men- tioned lo his wife that it was a big one. "I want the rallies." she said. She insisted. So he '.vent out in the dark and cut Ihcm off lo bring her. And the next morning, on his way lo Ihe barn, he saw the snake he had killed. It was lying there, all right. With its rattlers still firmly attached lo it. 298 Z961 OT ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 13; iGES !N TWO SECTIONS 9908 Xa oo sanvs Associated Says Food Must Be Rationed DEATH CAN? Binghamton, N.Y. City Detective John Gillen, left, and Broome County District Attor- ney Stephen Smyk examine can which normally is filled with sugar in city's General Hospital baby for- mula room. Early last week the can aparently was acciclently filled with salt. Seven babies have died in the hospital since, and authorities were investigating the possibility that salt may have been the cause. (AP Wirepholo) SEVENTH DIES Mystery Baby Deaths Probed BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) granulated sugar a The medical director of Bmgham-jone containing dextrin-maltose Ion General Hospital dcclinodtPediatricians prescribe the lyp Monday night lo say whether to he fi'Vcn a bal'5' poisoning caused the deaths ofj sak, Q{ (he seven babies, including one Mon- babies was a formula con day, at the city-owned institution, taining the dextrin-maltose. One of Ihc infants was not given formula containing salt, be said. Ten other babies given the salt were ill, four in critical condition. Salt, instead of sugar, was used in formulas. "We are nol sure whether so- dium intoxication was responsible for these Dr. Jason K. Mover, the medical director, said a news conference. Ho .said Ihe cause of Ihc deaths will not .be known until autopsies and laboratory tests are com- pleted. Dr. Moycr said 17 other infants who bail been in the hospital during the time formulas contain- ing salt were given had been dis- c-barged, He said three types of formulas iere prepared at the hospital, two Faubion New Commissioner BAU.INGKR IRNS1 U A. Faubion, who is associated with Kaubion Implement Co., Monday was appointed by Mayor A. II. Dalliagcr lo complcle Ihe term nf former Cily Commissioner 0. Wallace, who died last week. Fauhion will be sworn in Wednesday at a called meeting of the Commission, Mayor Dallinger said. Faubion served as cily com- missioner from lo ISKil. The second commissioner is Ode 11 Howard. A practical nurse who was ques lioned about the salt, which wa 'otmri in a sugar can, denied si? lad done anything wrong. The sugar can was in a room where the feeding formula nixed. The sail apparently wa used in the formula. A high con ccntration can cause heart fai ure and brain damage. The nurse, Lillie Colvin, 29 pregnant molher of three, wh tilled the sugar can last Tue, day, was nol charged but issue a statement saying: "I can un derstand Ihe heartache suffere by the parents. I have done ab solulcly nothing wrong. My pr.i.v ers and sympathy are wilh In parents." Slic said she was sure she ha filled the formula can from larger sugar container that stanc next lo a salt container, both t. belcd. in the hospital's main ki chen. The hospital has suspcnde her, pending further investigation Four-day-old Michele Daw Bowser, daughter of Mr. an Mrs. Charles Bowser of Bingham was Hie lalest lo die. Doc tors foughl lo save her and :.h in critical condition by tr ing lo eliminate the salt fro: Iheir blood. State and local .investigate worked (o pinpoint (he causes all Ihe deaths. A hospital spoke man said one or two might ha been caused by other ailments. Three boys and three girls ran ing from 3 days lo 8 month died Friday and Saturday. The bodies were apparently loadc with common lable salt, a phy: cian said. Soviets to Present Nuclear Plan at Geneva Conference By TOM OCHH.TRKE GENEVA Soviet Un- ion indicated Monday it will pro- pose sweeping, uncontrolled aban- donment of nuclear weapons over Wdc areas of the world. Russia isourccs sairt the plan would be presented at the opening of Ihc 17-natlon disarmament conference Wednesday. The Western powers, although given no advance warning of this Russian move, Immediately cold- shouldered Ihc idea, coniidcritij! !l an attempt lo pill them on the defensive. "Tin! Soviet proiwsnls appear to be along familiar lines ami have been made said n official. The form of the Russian move was unusual. The ideas were con- tained in lellers Soviel Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko sent lo U Thant, U.N. actiiifi sccrc- tary-Kcncial, in New York March 10. Gromyko, Iwwevor, did not mention this subject dnHiiK a Ihrce-liour conference wilh Secre lary of Slntt Dean Uusk at the Soviet villa above Lake Geneva. Informants said they talked mainly about the Berlin problem, failed to find an agreed anproac but parted wilh Ihe undcrslandin they will continue Ihcir scan Tuesday for some conimi ground. Knilting logether old Krcml ideas, Gromyko in two lellcrs Ttianl proposed the convening a special international confcrcn soon to tlmw up n convention ilinK Ihe use of nuclear wca ons nnd the dcslniction of i stockpiles. These proposals avoided I question of controls, which arc manded by the West, Cuban Blockade Given as Reason By GEORGE AUFELD HAVANA Minister del Castro told the Cuban peo- e Monday night his Red regime faileo. to deliver the goods ecau.sc of brutal economic ockade." lie announced drastic aliening of food and other sta- les. In his first publicly scheduled ppearance since Feb. 4, Castro dmitted on a television program lat the gravest problem facing s revolution was supplying the needs of Ihe Cuban pco- .e. He nationwide ra- oning o! rice and beans, basic ems in the Cuba diet, as well s the total rationing of lard and coking oils Tnese two items had ecn rationed in most areas since st year. Castro said soap, toothpaste nd detergents, in extremely lorl supply but up to now nol fccted by rationing measures, ould go on the ration list in the land's major cities. Food to be rationed in the Ha- ana area, he said, would include egelables, eggs, milk, fish, hicken and beef. Me did not say when the new leasures would effect. Castro blamed both "the brula: economic blockade" and counter evolutionary elements for the carcities now plaguing Cuba. He cferrcd lo the U.S. embargo on nipments of nearly all goods ex epl medical supplies. Denouncing "Yankee imperial ts" for making whal he called esperate efforts to destroy (he revolution. Castro told the alioti, "We have the shame of ot being able to fulfill promises made, simply because we lade subjective analyses." It was an obvious reference (o speech of July 4, 1961, in whicl e promised the Cuban people lat food rationing would come o an end toward mid-1962. We have a serious problem vhich will test the revolution', he said. Castro said restaurant supplier vould be cul by as much as 5C jer cent to prevent people will noney from buying all Ihe food hey want. Most Havana restau- ants are state-run. Unsmiling I h r o u g h o 11 t his ipeech, Castro declared that both mperialism and the actions of his own regime contributed to- var'd driving away some of Cuba's most skilled manpower, jomplicaling Ihe country's prob- ems. "On the one he said, 'imperialism takes away the cchnicians and on the other hand some mistrust on our part made nany people leave when they could have been won over lor the revolution." He announced that HID organiza- ion that will run the new ration- HR system would be the national unta for distribution of foods. Il have eight members the labor unions, several government ministers and he national institute of agrarian SDEC Meet Slated Here Reporter-News Austin Bureau AUSTIN Abilene vviil be Ihe silc for the meeting of Ihe State! Democratic Executive Committee May 15. The committee voted Monday to] meet on that dale in the home town of Stale Chairman J. Ed Connally. It will be a meeting lo canvass the voles of Ihe primary on May 15 and certify (lie names for (he runoff primary June 2. AIDING GEN. WALKER'S CAMPAIGN W.P. Palm, left, and Lease Bonifield talk over a point with former Gen. Edwin A. Walker after the candidate for gov- ernor spoke at the Windsor Hotel Monday night. Palm and Bonifield were among the more than 100 persons who attended the meeting. Others came from Clyde, Anson, Sweetwater and other areas of West Central Texas. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) NEWS INDEX SECTION Radio-TV logs____ TV Scout....... Sports......... Oil news........ SECTION Editorials Women's news Amusement i Comics Indent, Walker Session Iii answer to a question concern- ing (lie Texas insurance rating sys- he said, "It is a most unusual system, one which carries the pen- of a fine on into (he insurance j. WELCOMED HOME By CIA'UK FOSTER Ki'porter-.N'i'HS Stnff IVriier (ien. Kdwin A. Walker said hi Monday niglii that the issues ofj Texas and of Ihe nation cannot be separated into two separate sions. "The pressing issue before all of us is Ihe case of .survival." Uen.K Walker said. "I feel the national issue !ins a major in the race for governor .since Oil cenl of the rights of the ils shoul11 bc' people are. under the lo lo a 'lovcrnmcnl." i rates of Ihc individual. Walker, asked whom he ''i clon'l think there will a runoff. The people of Texas .arc tired of whal has been done can people are. under ilie Union, slill vested in the- Big Stone Gap Cheers Powers Walker, Di.mocratic governor, candidate! Ihe trend of conserva- AF Officer Named In Airliner Case An Air Force lieutenant colonel has been accused in U. S. Dis- h-id Court here ot falsely lelling an airline stewardess that a hi- jacking altcmpl would be made on Ihe plane in which he was a passenger lasl December. A summons on the criminal mis- demeanor charge to be served on l.t. Col. Ira S. Coles Jr., sta- tioned at Ihc Little Rock, Ark., AFB, was received in Abilene Mon- day by Miss Gladys M. Walls, federal deputy clerk. According to information ac- By BUtlL OSnOKNE BIG STONE GAP. Va. }2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, vindicated by Congress and the resident, received a standing ovation Monday from his Virginia neighbors. "I'm very thankful lo all of you cnls' homo at who had a part in this." he (old mounlain lown some 800 Wise County residents (he welcome home cer- emonies al Ihe National lliiard "I don't have words to expressjHnme, my he said.' His mother and lather sal ihc right of the platform while Powers made his brief lalk. His father, Oliver Powers, a shoe repairman, blinked back [ears during the program, which lasted less lhan an hour. Mrs. Ida Powers frequently clasped her son's hand. Later, talking wilh newsmen, Powers said he felt "a lol of pen- pie were saying a lol of words about something about which they (new nothing." lie said pictures released im- mediately after his capture by the Russians were said nol to show the wreckage of his plane. "P.ul the plane I saw in Moscow was Ihe he said. Powers said both wing nnd tail sections were intact. The plane was shot down over Russia in May lie said Ihc welcome made up for his ordeal. "I hope people re- alize I'm a normal man who has done a job." he said. Powers said hc did nol know Rudolf I.. Abel was Involved in his release until he was turned over to American authorities. Powers told the gathering ho abonl a (iozcn r.ir.s from his par- jfor governor, spoke lor more lo (lie Republican party "i.s-j 'an hour before an audience thai can be (he charge. Col. Coles some 100 Abilene area probably will continue remarked to an Amerf- During a question and answeri1'10 parly can prove Airlines stewardess on a session following the speech. John! is the real place of slrenglh for flight between Dallas and Los An- Stasney, a student at Vale, Igcles. last Dec. 13, "con- issue with Walker over what the! Walker Ixnvever. that he'ccrning an attempt lo be made student termed "slnlcnicnts bolting to thcjto commit' an act of aircraft ing in the entire Ivy League as aiRepublican parly are "playing piracy...knowing such information the hands of tiic ultra-liberals Io into! V- S. Disl. Ally. Barcfool Sand- Gen, Walker, displaying only] declined comment on lllat lhc cnarsc was filed motorcade a u'mpcr whil'h has ot ihc Armored Abilene because Ihe alleged of- news for him on previous occa-i.sjon or its readiness as a occurred while the plane was in flight over Ihc Abilene Di- bnii "heard you wanted (o do this wh even before the Sennte commitleo I, bearing was compleled and my ccl llw name was more or loss cleared." Powers was brought to Bi. Stone Gap in a Pound, about SB small''sioils' lho "lat (l" unit, saying hc lias "nol kepi up lh'u M Iv.vjdnscly with the military since He and his marched into Ihe armory lo the strains ofi Johnny Comes Marching played by ihc Awpalachia lllig.'i School band. A banner over See TK. ,1-A. Col. 1 .vision of the Northern District of U'iigucrs riro on trit? U'fl toivin'c ulc service." Ho added Hi? Anu'ncan soldiers Conviction on (he charge could WEATHER A. 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