Abilene Reporter News, March 15, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT YKAB, .ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 15, 1962-THIRTY-SIX or i Highways began Icing over in spots Wednesday night, posing the danger of hazardous driving, fol- lowing heavy snowfall over West Central Texas during the day. No additional snow is forecast for Thursday, Abilcne's U. S. Weather Bureau reported the largest amount, 9.10 inches of snow, yielding half inch of moisture. Snow stopped falling at p.m. at the weather bu- reau, bill light flurries continued into the night at other points. Other large amounts reported included Colorado City, 8 inches; Blackwell and Clyde, 7 inches; Rising Star, 614 and Hawley, 6 in- ches. Throughout the region, a stand- ing army of snowmen popped up after school children came home. They joined a smaller group of snowfolk erected earlier by the pre-schoolers and their mommas. By the time the sun made a faint farewcjl appearance low in the west, the snow population was looking a bit tired in some areas. Thursday's warmer weather should just about exterminate the survivors. Highway Patrol man Jack Shields, patroling highways east, of Abilene, said water from melt- ing snow had run across the road in several spots, creating the ic- ing danger. Max Durrett. Abilene weather bureau technician, said a low of 25 degrees was predicted Thursday morning. State High w a y Department >4 crews were standing by in the 13- AT vnv inn r i j, counly district headquartered in Y 3 1HE this snow-festooned bench testifies, things were a Abilene. During the day trucks little slow, and a bit snowy, at Abilene's Fail1-Park and Zoo Wednesday. Snow- equipped with snow plow blades fall which began before dawn left a thic k covering of snow over the entire area cleared aU highways of snow Abilene's official measurement of 9.10 inches was the largest reported in the Bridges and other possible ice- state Wednesday. (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) slick areas have been sanded George Williams, mainte- nance and construction supervisor for the district, said crews are available in each county as need- ed. Williams said rural roads had not been cleared of snow but none had been closed as far as he knew. The biggest snowfall was around Abilene and between Roscoe and Hermlcigh, he said. Roads Icy After 9-Inch Snow Fourteen traffic accidents were reported to Abilene police during the day, three of them involving injuries, At Snydcr, a tractor-trail- er jackknifed at the southwest in- tersection of the city square but the driver was not injured. All Mitchell County schools, in- cluding Colorado City, were closed because of the snowstorm. Habbs and Divide schools also shut down during the day. Farmers and ranchers were ju- PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duff :This town of Abilene was born 8! years ago this morning to the sound of the auctioneer's and to the iwots of derision nickname the town's sponsor, Texas and Pa- cific J Railroad, gave the then tent village. The called it, "Future Great City of West Texas." The birth of the town took place at a platform knocked to- gether south of the new tracks, about the point Chestnut meets the railroad, a platform from which the first town lots were sold that clear, cold March day. Taylor was already a counly (created in 1858 and organized in 1874) and Buffalo Gap was already a going town and counly sent when all this took place. But the real development came with the The railroad was stalled sev- eral years around Dallas Fort Worth until, in 1880, one Jay Gould came on the scene to spur H Pacificward. Railroads needed settlers along the way to be patrons nf it and to buy its land, So, the planned a scries of West Texas (owns. One town was to be in this Immediate area, (Buffalo Gap had, for a variety of reasons, been missed by the The exact local ion of the town was disputed. The final deter- mination was made at a his- toric meeting in Ihc early fall of 1880 at the Hashknife Ranch headquarters on Cedar Creek, a short way from the present Abilene Christian College cam- pus. At that meeting were assort- ed men representing the rail- road and local land interests, and there were the twin broth- ers who owned land here and who had much to do with Abi- lene'n history, John D. and Clabe Merchant, The agreement was on this lite. The name was left up to the ranchers and Clahc Merchant is Dewey Says He Relayed Word NEW YORK Re- publican GDV. Thomas E. Dewcy of New York said Wednesday that as far as he recalls he did relay (a Richard M, Nixon n suggestion he resign as a candidate for president. Nixon, in a new book lo be pub- HsJted at the end of the month, said that In 1952 Dcwcy told him presidential candidate Dwight D. Elsenhower's lop advisers sug- gested the vice president candi- date withdraw, becaiiAS of con- troversy over Nixon'j California fund." credited wilh selecting it, Abi- lene, as in Kansas. The tracks pushed into Abilene in January of 1881 and suddenly there people here. The went all out advertis- ing its "future great" and the town lot sale on March 15. Peo- ple came from far away on lowrate excursion trains. They came from nearby in wagons or on horseback. Religion moved into Abilene's life about this lime. On Feb. 27, the day before the local station was opened officially, a group of Presbyterians led by Ihe Winters from Buffalo Gap organized their church. (Meth- odists organized that spring, Baptists the next December, others later.) Then there was tlie of town lots The crowd around the auction block was a big one, old records show. The first two lols were knocked down to J. T. Berry from Belle Plain in Callahan County. He paid each for the two which now form the noiilwe.st corner of N. 2d and Pine. William Cameron bought Ihe next two lots, each. In all, worth ot lols went that first day and the sale con- tinued Ihrongh March 16. Total sales, So the "future great" city was born. And, incidentally, this newspaper started shortly when the first edition of The Abilene Reporter was printed .lime 17, 1881, on n hand press in a tent pitched south of the tracks. ABILENE Municipal Airport 9.10 ALBANY 50 ANSON 2.00 BAIHD 3.00 BALLINGER 1.00 BIG SPRING 3.00 BLACKWELL 7.00 BRECKENRIDGE 3.00 BUFFALO GAP 2.00 CISCO 5.00 CLYDE 7.00 OLEMAN 50 COLORADO CITY 800 EASTLAND HASKEL1 HAWLEY HERMLEIGH 6 miles southeast LAWN OVALO RANGER WHERE IT SNOWED 4.00 1.00 G 00 5.00 2.CO Complaints Go To REA Board Complaints from some share- holders of the Taylor Electric Cooperative concerning certain operational matters of the co-op be discussed in a meeting of Thursday. board at Merkei Other Pictures, Pg. 1-B bilant over the snow, which began soaking into the ground slowly as it melted during the day. Land around Big Spring soaked up about .20 of an inch of moisture from a three-inch snowfall. The moisture, the largest in at Jeast three months, will be extremely bene- ficial to crops and ranges. At Colorado City, where 8 inches of snow fell, the highway depart- ment reported that if temperatures continued to drop, roads leaving there would be quite hazardous. Snow was heaviest in the south- ern part of Mitchell County. Old timers around Blackwell said the 7-inch snow was the wet- test they have seen in March for a long time. Swcctwater had about a third of an inch of moisture from a four- inch there. Af Roscoe, .32 of an inch of moisture was gauged. In some parts of Nolan County, as much as eight inches of snnw fell. Schedules at Greyhound and Continental Trailway bus lines and Continental Airlines in Abilene were reported normal despite the snow. No trouble was reported by See Weather, Pg, 5-A, Col. 5 Glenn Restrains Cursing Youths WASHINGTON (AP) Astro- naut John H. Glenn Jr. was cursed and an attempt was made to slug him in an encounter with rowdy teen-agers at the church he attends in Arlington, Va., last Saturday night, police report. Glenn easily restrained his as- sailant and was not injured. The Washington Star, reporting the incident Wednesday says an investigation wab demanded by county board members as soon as they heard of the affair, and police are busy on it. Glenn, at Langlcy Air Base, Va., on space [light busi- ness, could not be reached direct- ly by reporters. An official of the National Aer- onautics and Space Administra- tion at Langley said he relayed queries to Glenn just before the astronaut took off on a flight to Cape Canaveral, f'la., and Glenn dismissed it as a small matter. "He said there was nothing to it except that there was some boisterousness at the church and he happened to be the spokesman said. Police Sgt. Warren Siske said Ibis is what happened: Glenn, during a brief stay at home after the honors that fol- lowed his successful orbit flight, went to a home in Arlington to pick up his daughter from a teen- age party. Upon arrival he found a rowdy group of youths who apparently had been refused admittance to the party. One of the gang threw a beer JFK Warns Using Chaff Very Dangerous Action By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy said Wednesday that the Soviet Union was taking "a par- ticularly dangerous kind of ac- tion" in lacing the air lanes to Berlin with metallic chaff. Especially while the Geneva disarmament conference is under way, Kennedy told a news confer- ence, it would seem that both sides should bend every effort "to avoid incidents that are liable to lead to actions and counteractions which can only intensify the dan- ger." RISING STAR S.50-G.50 ROBERT LEE 4-500 ROSCOE............ 3 00 RULE 3.00 SNYDER 250 STAMFORD 250 SWEETWATER 400 SYLVESTER 250 2.00) David Hooper, an Abilene at- WEINERT 2-00 WINGATK 2 00 WINTERS iorncy who said he represented Lucian Gilbreth of Tye and other co-op shareholders, has asked to appeal' before the board in open meeting at the co-op headquar- ters at 2 p.m. Gilbreth will appear with him. Gilbreth operates a combination grocery store and cafe in Tye. NEWS INDEX SECTION A 14, 15 Oit f t SECTION B Women's news 2, 3 Obituaries 7 Amusements JO Food newi 11 Erliroiiali 12 Comfcs 13 TV Scout 14 Radio-TV logi 16 Form markets 17 The President didn't answer directly a question whether the United States contemplates any countcrmeasures to discourage the Russians. But he said the harassment poses additional haz- ards to an accord on Berlin. The Russians not only have been dropping tinfoil fragments that interfere to some extent with the effectiveness of radar but Wei Snow Comes As Big Surprise By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Over 9 inches of snow fell from a swirling, wet snowstorm that look (he tipper third of Texas by almost complete surprise Wednes- day, but the moisture brought cheors from farmers and ranch- A PUBLIC SALE TOWN LOTS ____ AT THS TOWN OF ABILENE, ON THE LINE OP THE TKXAM A PACIFIC R'Y, Will Held March 15, 1881. The New Town of Abilene Is located ID Taylor coiuity, and in the midst of of the most fxwuiti- ful. fertile and healthy gqeiioru of "The and Is destined to one of the most Impor- tant points on the Line of the Texas and Pacilic Railway. For oi n or further JnTor- matton to Terras of ftnle or Reduced Ratrt of Fare, either H. ABRAllfft, Ijuid Commission.'.-. MarnhuU lexaa. u. THO nr ION, JRM General PaflHOnfl-rr Atf't. Texiwi. Abilene's 9.10 inches of snow recorded at the U.S. Weather Bureau was the largest amount reported. Covering a broad band of terri- tory from New Mexico to the Louisiana border, ihe water- logged snow bathed anci soaked into a strip of range and cropland suffering from a serious winter drought. Apparently, Ihe Colorado City area of the South Plains received the most snow with 8 inches re- ported Micro. But the snow piled almost as deep in Ihe Fort Worth- Dallas area where it stacked up they also have been scheduling flights in the Berlin aerial routes at the time of Allied flights. Two hours before Kennedy was speaking here of the hazards of harassment, there was a sudden, unexplained cancellation of the1 first flights the Soviet Union had scheduled in the corridors at night. It wasn't Soviet Iroublemaking' for Berlin air traffic but rather the Geneva conference that was on Kennedy's mind when he walked briskly into the State De- partment auditorium for a session with 391 newsmen. The 17-nalion Geneva meeting formally had got under way, and Kennedy had with him a copy of a letter he had writteen the chief of Ihe U.S. delgation, Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk. The letter was entered in the record of the Geneva deliber- aiions at the outset, the White House said. And here in Wash- ington the President read to re- porters what be termed the most significant portion Ihe part voicing "an earnest hope that no effort will be spared to define areas of agreement." It wenl on to say the President hopes Husk will he able to report quickly agreement on "an outline defining the over-all shape ot a program for general and com- plete disarmament in a peaceful world." and (hen agreement on specific terms. Urging action on disarmament measures (hat could be put into immediate effect. Kennedy in structed Husk to "seek as a mat- ter of highest priority agreement on a safeguarded nuclear test ban." No single disarmament step, he said, could be of greater benefit in alleviating tensions and increasing the prospects for even greater progress. The test ban question came up intermittently during the news conference. At one point Kennedy said he would prefer an effective treaty barring tesls to U.S. re- sumption of atmospheric tests themselves. This, he said, would be in the interest of world peace, in the interest of the United States and, 'in our opinion, our security po- sition would be strengthened." That latter apparently was an in- direct way of bespeaking confi- dence that the Soviet Union has not pitiled ahead of this country yet in the nuclear arms race. At another point Kennedy came up with a shift in emphasis. Whereas he once had spoken out strongly for an adequate inspcc- iion system to detect prcpara- lions for lesls, he said now that detection of tests themselves is of great importance, Still, he said, the United States will have some proposal lo make at Geneva for spotting preparations for tests such as the series (he Soviet Un- See KKNNEDY. 1'g. 5-A, Cols, i-3 several inches on roofs, automo- biles and lawns. That which hit pavement and hare ground melt- ed quickly in the almost mitdj temperatures. The fall, which started during the early morning and late night WEATHER hours in West Texas, hit Ihe Fort Worth Clcburne area by dawn and then moved steadily cast- ward, By 11 a.m. snow was (all- ing in Tyler and Greenville and jS'.ilphur Springs. Paris, Mount Pleasant, Clnrksvillc and scores of other East Texas and Norlh- enst Texas points reported the unusual snowfall which came barely six days before spring. Mnximum lempornlures ranged I from S2 at Midland .m.i 40 and ll.th and tow ctalf mil yvxrj W Sunitt la if night: .nmrlw ft: night: I S II nuniel tonig Barometer rrartTnx al fi a.m.; 2A.34, Humidity it t p.m.: ptr cent. can into the yard and Glenn or- dered him to pick it up, giving him 10 seconds to do so. Words were exchanged, but the youth obeyed. When the Marine Corps lieu- tenant colonel emerged from the house he heard some ol (he boys say they were going to the teen center al the Little Falls United Presbyterian Church. Thinking (hat they might cause trouble there, Glenn drove to Ihe church to assist his pastor, the Rev. Frank Erwin. At the church, Erwin had asked the boys, who were misbehaving, to leave the teen center. One of them had started cursing. Glenn ordered the youths who were misbehaving to leave and, after Ihey retorted with derisive remarks, he said he would record the license number of. their car and call the police. A boy jumped in front of the license plate to obscure, it, As Glenn pushed him aside, ona of the teenagers swung at the aSi (ronaut, who promptly pinned the boy's arms against the car. Oth- ers came from the church to helP- Glenn then went into the-cK nnd called police, but the fled before police arrived. Siske said the astronaut stated that, although he would be re- luctant to do so, he would sign a complaint against the boy who tried to hit him if police insist. Police are delaying a recommen- dation pending completion of their investigation Siske reported that police intend to question all the teen-agers in- volved, some of whom had been drinking. All are almost 18 years old. The Rev. Mr. Irwin said the incident was no indication of gen- eral behavior among young peo- ple in the area. "This is a small lypical fringe group who have lo get attention by way of such bizaare demon- the minister said. Soviets Call Off Harassing Move By CARL HARTMAN BERLIN' Soviet com- mand called off a scheduled new harassment tactic Wednesday night in the sensitive air corridors to isolated West Berlin. fn Wash- ington, two hours later. President Kennedy warned that continuing Soviet harassment in the Berlin airlanes can lead to counterac lions that could only intensity dangers. The Soviet Union had steppec up its campaign of annoyance scheduling night flights in the corridors for the first time. I was part of an obvious move to Keep the Berlin pot boiling de spite Western protests at ihe Geneva disarmament conference against trouble making in the three 20-mile-wide corridors. Olher tactics are Ihe sprinkling confuse radar screens and sched uling flights lo coincide with times of Western airline through the air paths. The Russians canceled their night flight scheme just before the planes were due lo lake olt Western officials said that a Sovi ct officer In Ihe Berlin Safety Center called off four scheduled flights. They had been announced for 8 to 9 p.m. in the 125-mile corridor between Berlin and Ham- There was no explanation (nr tho cancellation. President Kennedy told his Washington news conference Uinl it the Soviet Union really desires a peaceful settlement of issues between East and West, it would seem to him it would make every effort to avoid incidents. He said that dropping metal chaff is "a particularly danger- ous kind of action." New chaff samples showed up during the day. Western officials in Berlin had expected no incidents to result from the nighl flights. The Soviet flights thai had been scheduled earlier in the week at about the same limes and altitudes as West- ern passenger planes never peared. 5; Informed sources said on Mon- day Ihe Russians kept 10 minutes away from the Western planes, an ample margin of safely. Western officials said they are convinced that (he Russians are ot metal chaff in the corridors to being deliberr.tcly annoying by scheduling flights In the corridors at all. Red planes have hundreds of thousands of square miles In which In maneuver all over East Germany without touching on the three corridors. H was believed In Berlin that the Soviet Union is making flights to remind the West of the trouble it can cause if it wants to. Another Soviet motive may be to frighten potential passengers and the insurance companies that cover Ihe three major companies doing the Hying to the Red-ringed city. They nre Alv France, PHI American Airways Brtttth; Surnpcan ;

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