Abilene Reporter News, March 18, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

March 18, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1962, Abilene, Texas SUNDAY "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD'EXAGTLY AS IT 4; ..vv'' '81ST YEAR, NO. 274 NANCY MEETS THE GOVERNOR Nine-year-old Nancy Robertson, daughter of Mr.. and Mis. Sam L. Robertson of 2242 Idlewild St., greets Gov. Price Daniel at a reception shortly after his arrival in Abilene Saturday. Looking on is Dr. Virginia Boyd, wife of J. Ed Cpnnally of Abilene. The governor sports a long green bow tie which he wore at a St. Patrick's Day celebration at Shamrock earlier in the photo by Jimmy Parsons) Attacks By Foes Help, Says DanieS Gov. Price Daniel predicted here Saturday night that he will breeze to an unprecedented fourth without, a runoff "if Daniel May Ask For Absolute Limit On Oil imports Gov.' Price Daniel declared he will urge Congress to prescribe an "absolute limit" on foreign oil imports in the proposed trade bill II President Kennedy fails to cur- tail petroleum importation on his own initiative. The governor revealed his in- tentions on the foreign oil issue Saturday night following several local campaign appearances. Daniel snid he discussed the im- ports with the President in Wash- ington last week. "He could, through administra- tive action, hold down oil said the immediate past chair- man of the Interstate Oil Compact Commission. Heluled story, Pg. 2-A four other candidates continue they're personal attacks against me." "I feel very good about llic commented the campaign- ing governor. "I do feel 1 will win the race." Gov. Daniel did not mention the names ot the four candidates in an interview, but said, "If they change and start presenting a constructive program instead of running down Die governor and the state, then there might be a runoff. "1 do not believe lhat anyono who engages in a dirty campaign will bring clean government into office." He asked voters in n television address whether liere they not to determine should cast their votes in Ihe May primary for him on length of his service, "but on the type of service." "Honesty, Integrity" Gov. Daniel said the major accomplishment of his five years in tlie gubernatorial seat has been "If he fails to do this when thejlliat "1 have restored honesty and trade bill comes up in Congress, I'm going to urge lhat they (Con- gressmen) write in an absolute limit on foreign oil imports. "We simply have lo start think- ing about our own country and our own producers as the state department thinks about foreign Daniel' told a reporter. The governor said lie obtained signatures of governors of 32 of the 3fi oil-producing str.les at the last Compact Commission meet- ing on a telegram appealing to the president lo set a ceiling on oil imports. integrity to the halls of state gov- ernment and that was not the case before 1 took office." Answering criticism on seeking a fourth term, he remarked, "The greatest danger of a long tenure would be if the governor misused his appointive power and dictat- ed to his boards or appointed dis- honest Daniel submitted a list of a doz- en of his appointees from the Abi- lene area, citing them as exam- ples of the men and women ot Sec DANIEL, Pg. 10-A, Cols. 1, 2 Musgrave, Others Buy Holiday Inn Abilene building contractor Ken- neth L. Musgrave and associates, bought out other stockholders in the Holiday Inn Motor Hotel here Saturday) Musgraye's company built the hotel in 1958, nl a.cost ho said. Miisgrnve confirmed the sale of the properly Saturday night, but declined to name the other par- ties involved or the purchase price. He said that the stockholders Who attended n Salurrfny mooting were paid for their slock. H. .L. Carmnck, manager ot the Holiday Itiii, snid lhat "the stock- holders have been paid and the Holiday Inn has gone Into the hands of Kenneth Musgrave nnd his associates.1' Carmnck sajd dial he would stay on as mnnnger, and that he did not anticipate nny chnngc In policies. The motor hotel, completed !n Jnnc of 1058, Is one of more tlmn 100 such hostelrles now open tn the United Stales. U wns built, under a franchise, by Abilene Mo- lei Investors Inc., a corporation composed of. 25 stockholders, nil Abilene business professlonnl men. Picture on 8-A Located on the south side of Highway 80 on (he west edge of Abilene, the Holiday Inn occupies nearly half of an eight-acre plot. The main building contains the restaurant, b'ahquel rooms and lobby area. Sixty four individual units are divided equally between single and double cabins. Along with the motel is a serv- ice station, and a 25 by 50 foot swimming pool. At the time construction was nn- hounced hi October of 1057, the group associated in the project in- cluded "Or. Harry Bridge, presi- dent; Bili Evans, vice president, and Alex Bickley, secretary and treasurer. Stockholders and direc- tors were listed as including: Jack Mintcr, Horace and Don Woolen, Charles A. Walker, Wnyno- Dur- ham, Jack Bnles, Mnrvin Grimes, J. D: Arthur, E. G. OalbraHh, Pnut Powers, Jnko Moorman, Hugh llnnloy, S. M. Jny, Curtis Head, Normnn Gnibb, Dr. Brady Cox, G, M. Harper rmd Musgrnve H wns not known Saturday night how many of thn original group still had part In the enterprise nor who comprised the iwrchas Ing group. ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING. MARCH 18, 1962-FIFTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE .SECTIONS Associated Press U.S.-Russian Space rejects Suggested U.S. Striking Power Could Meet Attack Ily HEM PRICE WASHINGTON (API-Secretary of Defense Rotert S McNamara >aid Saturday U.S. nuclear strik- ng power is so immense the nn- ion could absorb a surprise as- iault, then destroy Russia, and ;till have enough left over to conn- .er a blackmail threat from any third power. This is a point which has long bothered many strategists, partic- ularly in view of the possibility hat Red China will develop alom- c weapons in the near future. McNamara, in a wide-ranging nterview, also said: 1. By the end of 1952 the United iiates will be able to meet non- nuclear war crises on two fronts simultaneously without resorting mmedialely to partial mobiliza- ion. That is something the coun- ry has not been able to do since World War 11. 2. Southeast Asia is vital to the security'ot the Pacific and Ihe Pa- cific is vital to the security of the United Slates, but the application of military force alone will not lulomalically defeat the Commu- nist? unless there is, internal eco- lomic and social reform. Southeast Asia points like a dagger toward the heart of Ihe rich island chain which begins at Australia and stretches northward through Indonesia, the Philippines and the liuyukus fo Japan. The interview covered a multi- ude of other points, with some olunt questions. McNamara gave no if, and or but answers. When felt he should not answer a question, lie said so. Many have held thai Civil De- 'cnse is an integral part of the lation's deterrent posture; that is, I the Soviets feel they cannot dc- iver a crushing first blow they will be deterred from attacking. McNamara disagrees. He be- ieves that the Russians would not be too concerned with how many Americans they could kill, but how many Russians ihe Ameri- cans could kill in a counterstrike. This counterslnke force, he be- lieves, is the Irue deterrent. On the subject of inlcrservice disputes often public in the past, there has been a singular lack of See MCNAMARA, IO-A, coi. 3 WEATHER Mip. 3 B) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Ilartiuj 40 mllcsl-parlty cloudy ro cloudy, windy through Monday uilh a l.-i wallrred showers on Icliis r.ear 50. ow NOilTII .CKNTIUF, TKXAS: Consider- irilf Sur.My IKroush Mcr.day. V low shmrtrs Mnmliy No porlanl temperature cnanjfcs. HUti Sun NORTHWEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy "Juivijiy (lirough Monday. A lilllc SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Cloiirty Sunday .nroyph Monday smUercd light rain Monday ar.d rait portion Sunday inil Sunday nlchi. No important tempera- ture High .Sunday 65-73, TEMPERATURES Saturday a.m. Saturday p.m. 45 47 52 _____ SS 10.00 33 62 _______ Insv lor 31 -hours endinit 9 p.m.: M .ind 13. High aiH1 Inw same dale lall year: SO and O. Sunset nljihl: sunrlie Itxliiy: sunset ItMlIsM: njirrnirlor rrarllnl 8 p.m. 38.3 Iliiipidlty at 9 p.m.: per cent. FUMES KILL CHILD ASLEEP IN AUTO; 6 OTHERS OKAY ROSCOE (HNS) The seven children of a Fort Worth couple were asleep in the back scat of the family car driving between Sweetwater and Roscoc Saturday morning. Then one of them became ill and the parents discovered that their 9-year-old daughter had died, apparently of carbon monoxide fumes seeping into the car. Patricia Ann Lee, 9, was pronounced dead on arrival at Roscoe Clinic about a.m. Her four sisters and two brothers, all younger than Patricia Ann, treated and released. Mr. and Mrs. James Lee Jr. of Fort Worth, said they were en route from Fort Worth to Denver, Colo., and that vthere was no hint of danger until one child became ill. Patricia Ann was born May 13, 1952. Wells Funeral Home of Roscoe took the body to Fort Worth later Saturday. Baker Funeral Home there will announce arrangements. Kennedy Wants Joint Program By LEWIS GUr.tCK WASHINGTON' Kennedy wants ihe United Slates and (ho Soviet Union to work to- gether soon on such space jobs as weather forecasting and global communications. And lie suggests future joint efforts for travel to the moon and planets. Kennedy proposed a wide range of joint space relatively simple and some very a March 7 letter to Soviet Premier Khrushchev. In the message made public Saturday by the White House, Kennedy called for U.S.-Soviet cooperation inr 1. Launching weather satellites, Eastland Districts Spurn Consolidation Plan EASTLAND (RNS) A two- year fight over proposed school consolidation in the six school dis- iricls in the eastern half of East- .and County climaxed Saturday when voters rejected consolidation by more than 6 to 1. The total vote in the six dis- rids Eastland, Ranger. Olden, Gorman, Carbon, and Desdemona wilh 487 voting for consolidation and voting igainst it. It was the heaviest vcte in a school election in Ihe known history of the county. The proposal did not gain ap- proval in any of the six districts. The span of disapproval ranged :rom about 3-to-l in Eastland to 20-to-I at Gorman. District For Against Eastland 260 762 Ranger 106 Olden 41 195 iorman 44 828 Carbon 24 238 Desdemona 12 140 Each district had to approve the consolidation to make it binding. Proponents of consolidation, led by Dr. James Whittinglon. had promised better education without increased taxes, proposing to con- solidate only high school and jun- ior high school, and leaving the elementary schools as they are in land Mayor Cyrus B. Frost Jr. led the opposition to the consoli- dation. Sentiment ran high in each of the towns. After the election, some were heard to say that the schools will be improved because of the thor- ough airing given the school situ- ation. Dr. Whittington, leader of the defeated consolidation movement, commented after the election that: "It should be obvious that the peo- ple do not wish change. That is each town. Opponents of the plan used school records in an effort to prove the present system more than adequate. Eastland School Supt. Wendell Siebcrt and East- It's Official Now, Uncerlain's Wet UNCERTAIN, Tex. Un certain is now officially wet. The recent 87-5 vote for the sale of all alcoholic besrerages was can- vassed Friday and officially ac- cepted. their right and so it shall be." Mrs. Joseph H. Perkins, chair- man of the pro consolidation group, was not available for com- ment, having left on a vacation trip a week ago. Easlland Mayor Frost said: "The excellence of our present schools was the key to the defeat of consolidation. It is believed that the proponents of consolidation, who were defeated, spent 000, while the supporters of our schools, who were victorious, spent less than These fact: speak for themselves as to the true will of the people in East- land." A statement also was issued by the press committee working out of the Eastland County School Ad- ministrators Trustees Assn. It said: "Tnpre are four principal rea- sons why the six district consoli- dation plan in Eastland County viet Foreign Minister Andrei A was not approved...The commit- tee lists the following factors as Liquor stores and taverns Prob- beingVesponsible for the defeat of ably won t open for about aj month, however. Representatives of IheTexas Liquor Control Board visited here last week to offer advice about obtaining licenses and said it would be about 30 days before everything can be processed, The first sale of alcohol in Un- certain will be the first such legal sale in Harrison County in 50 years. ANIMAL BACKS OFF Housewife Gets Cougar By Ear, Saves Boy, 6 HINTON, Alia. W1 Elsie McEvojr, a HiiHon housewife, prnbbed a cougar by the ears and pulled it oft a 6-year-old boy Friday. Brian Kilbrealh was in se- rious condition in a hospital Saturday following the attack. Brian was playing 200 yards from his home wilh other chil- dren when the cougar jump- ed him. Mrs. McEvoy raced to (lie scene, picking up a slick on (lie but could not beat the animal off. "I did Die only thing I Mrs. McEvoy said. "I grabbed the cougar by its cars and tore it from the frighfened boy." The cougar retreated, but the boy had suffered claw marks on Ihe face and a severe scratch to one eye. A hunter later killed the cougar. It had emerged from a clump of bushes only a stone's throw from one of ilinton's main streets before the attack on Brian. Game of- ficials said they were mysti- fied as to wliy the animal should have come inlo the town, in the fool-hills of the Rocky Mountains 180 miles west of Edmonton. Hie cou- gar's body wns shipped to Ed- monton for lesls to determine if it was rabid, the issue. Generally voters were con- vinced after evaluation of exist- ing systems that more than ade- quate educational opportunity is now available to students. "2. To have voted for consolida- tion would have immediately giv- en rise to a multitude of unan- swerable questions relative to or- ganization, administration and construction costs. "3. Inaccuracy of cost estimates by consolidation proponents which would have resulted in much greater tax burdens on taxpayers in years to come. "4. Resentment of the majority toward (he arbitrary manner in which the plan was drawn up and promoted in the county." NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries 6 Editoiioli 12 Oil ncwi 13 SECTION B Radio-TV logt.......... 4 TV Scour 4 Amusemenri......... 6 7 Bridge A Dyoss Pix Page 8 Farm nevi, markers 9 5ECTIOK C Wo SECTION D SparFl 1-14 1-5 Church news 10 Book newi 10 STOLEN Thugs Get Bloomburg Bank Safe BLOOMBURG, Tex. (AP-Dur- glars cut a Iwlc through the vault of (he Rlnomburg Stale Bank be- fore dawn Saturday nnd carted ovvay the two-ton safe containing Only about In silver was Icfl behind. The thugs also look to In travelers checks ami about in savings bonds. Cashier K. Simmons discovered the loss when he went lo work at p.m. Tlic bank was imnblo to operate Snturday d'.ic lo the confusion, Init Simmons snid it will be open (or business as usual Monday. Officers were combing the three J story brick structure In lite cenl- or of this town of lo 500 from top to bottom In an effort lo find lonablc clues. Bloomburg Is a pulpwood and poultry center on the Texas-Ar- kansas line about 2J miles couth of Tcxnrknna. bunk, founded In 1916, SIM! deposits and Is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The burglars stole hvo trucks to carry out their job. One was n hoist truck, stolen at nearby Atlanta. Another was a heavy duty truck owned by a pulpwrxxl company here, with each country to shoot a cloud-photographing satellite into an orbit perpendicular to the otli- er so the two can provide weath- er data covering the whole world. 2. Each country operating ra- dio tracking stations to help trae the other's space shots. 3. Each country launching a scientific satellite in complemen- ary orbits to map the earth's magnetic field in space. 4. Experimenting in intercontin- ental communications through sa- telJiles, a venture in which other countries are already cooperatinj with the United States. 5. Pooling efforts and exchang knowledge in space medicine, be- cause of "our common interest manned space flights and in nsuring man's ability to survive in space and return safely." The President suggested repre- sentatives of the two countries to She U.N. Outer Space Committee meeting starting in New York next Monday confer privately to work out details. The Kennedy letter, couched in friendly and nonpropaganda terms, marked a major U.S. ef fort td'ooav Soviet cooperation in one field where American author itics feel such an appeal stands a good chance of success. The letter followed up on a Kennedy Khrushchev exchange after the Feb. 20 orbital flight by U.S. astronaut John H. Glenn Jr in which the Soviet Premier made a broad proposal for space coop eralion between the two cold wai antagonists. Although Khrushchev has yet to reply to the March 7 letter, ad ministration officials professed to see no Kremlin coolness in this They said the subject is too com plicated to allow a speedy re sponse if ihe Russians intend fo answer seriously, not just with propaganda. Also as evidence of Soviet it. teresf, they cited past public statements by Khrushchev, pri vate discussions between Secre tary of State Dean Rusk and So Gromyko this month and last fall and Russian participation in U.N space activities. As Kennedy aides see it, the first major gain in Soviet accept ance of his offer would be an in road in the East-West a start towards cooperation when little exists now. Later gains, in their view, could come in faster scientific advance than otherwise possible and per haps a saving in costs to both sides. U.S. officials figure a coopera live space program would no give the Beds any lopsided ad Sec SPACE, Pg. 10-A, Col. S FIGHTING STOPPED A UN' cease-fire Saturday halted fight- ing between Israeli and Syrian forces on the eastern shore ol the Sea of Galilee. Both sides claimed victory in the hottest clash in two years between the two countries. An Israeli army spokesman said a unit attacked a Syrian stronghold, blew up the fortification and killed 30 Syrians at a cost of five Israeli dead and 10 wounded. (AP Wirephoto) Syria Clashes ith Israeli Army Units By EKIC GOTTGETREU TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) A UN. cease-fire early Saturday halted the hottest frontier battle, in two years between Syria and Israel. Both sides had thrown in artillery and warplanes along the Sea of Galilee and both claimed victory. As the fighting raged, two Is- raeli planes dropped bombs on northern Jordan near the scene of the battle, a Jordanian mili- tary spokesman said in Amman. Authorities in Jordan announced they had offered military support to Syria against com- mon enemy." Syria accused Israel of Ireachv ery and aggressiofK GoMa Meir, Israel's foreign minister, de- clared. "We had no alternative but to take action against tha Syrian military positions from which firing was directed at Is-, raeli fishermen and police boats." An Israeli army spokesman said units of Israel's army stormed a. Syrian stronghold on the east coast of the Sea of Ga- lilee, blew up its fortifications and killed 30 Syrians at a cost of five- Israelis dead and 10 wounded. Syria said the Israelis were re- pulsed with Ihe loss of four tanks and numerous casualties and that artillery set ablaze the base from which the attack was launched. Syrian casualties were given as one dead, five wounded. Israel denied any tanks were involved. The night attack came after several days of clashes on tha Sea of Galilee in which each side had accused the other of provok- ing incidents involving gunboats and fishermen. An Israeli army spokesmau said three columns of troops, their strength not disclosed, launched the attack. Israeli territory runs about halfway up Ihe east coast of the Sea of Galilee and then pinches off into territory controlled by Sec SYRIA, Pg. 10-A, Col. 1 HANK LOOTED D. Simmons, cashier of the Bloomburg State Bank, is shown sticking his'hand through a large hole in the bank vault where burglars cut through Friday night to steal the bank's safo con- taining several thousand dollars. Cass County Sheriff Bill left, Is conducting the investigation. (AP Wirephoto) ;