Abilene Reporter News, March 23, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT YEAR, NO. 279 296T OT 3AV 3103 9909 Xe ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 23, PAGE ONE toany mules can a C-130 Hercules, (he giant air- craft used by today's 64th Troop Carrier Wing, transport? of (he present (Htfi can't say and "We hope we never have to find But once, back in World War II, mule-capacity of the Win's aircraft, the old CM7, got to be of vital importance. Those experiences dropping mules by parachute (the C-47 could carry 26 of 'em) to em- allied forces in experiences in the fighting in Africa and Europe, the World War; II stories which are the were re-lived Tues'day when H. (Hubert G.I Thompson, Rotan lumberman and'builder, was guest of honor with the Hlh Wing at Dyess Air Force Base. Thompson was sergeant ma- jor tor the original 64lh. He was the last man officially in that famed World War II outfit. He delivered _the final deaclivation papers for it to the Carrlbcah command as the war drew to a close. His role in the 64lh's history Was brought to the attention re- cently of 2d Lt, John D. Price, wing information officer. 1.1. Price notified Col. D. F. Blake, wing commander, and Thomp- son was invited to spend a day Visiting the current version of Ihe rmichly "decorated troop car- rier unit. Thompson has some old wing newspapers and other historic papers telling Ihe story of the to be added to Ihe wing's archives. He was the luncheon guest Tuesday of Col, Blake and there was a lour with Thomp- son's mbdcrn counterpart, .Ser- geant Major Robert W. Hoover, as guide. A drdrtja.tjc view of the prog- ress of aijfcra'ft design was pre- sented Thompson. One' of the base's C-47's (still a workhorse plane) was parked jusl down- wind from one of the gianl C-130's which provide Ihe air transportation for today's Air Force. With such C-47's the old 64lh wrote a lot of history for itself during World War'II. The globe-trotting outfit was activated in November 1940 and in Ihe next five years received battle streamers for participa- tion In such.assorted and scat- tered campaigns as: Algeria- French Morocco, Tunisia, Sic- ily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arne, Southern France, Po Volley and India-Burma. The C-47 provided the flying support as troops were dropped at Maison Blanche in the Med- iterranean theater and the 64th landed paratroopers to capture airfields during the bailie tor Tunisia. When the Allies invad- ed Sicily in 1943, C-47's from the 64th released paratroops. And so on it went until Ihe early months ot 1944 when most of the unit was rushed to India. From Indian bases the 64th planes and men took food, clothing, medical supplies, guns, ammunilion and the forces of the Allied offen- sive in Burma. And they really dropped mules by parachutes, Thompson says. After Thompson delivered the deactivation papers for the 64th in Trinidad at the end of July, 1945, the unit was no until the Korean War. It nerved for another stint, then went out of existence until Feb. 8, 1961, when it was activated at Dycss, R part of the Tactical Air Com- mand. Tuesday the new 64th and a part of its history came to- gether. Thompson noted the ob- vious changes, the vast im- provements in equipment since '45. He hnd a fine day hut he went away still wondering: How many mules could you pack into i C-130? NEWS INDEX MCTION A 10, 11 14 OH 15 MCTION WtfiMinY 2-4 4 Cwnki................ 5 ..........i... 4 toft 10 TV fawrf 10 (U.S. sources indicated that if a satisfactory response is not re- ceived from the Russians, the mater may be brought up at the governmental level. (It was regarded here as one of tlie most serious occurrences in the touchy Berlin situation since the Heds erected the wall dividing Berlin last August. (Press .officer Ljncoln White said: "It is my understanding that military' authorities in Germany'have lodged a strong protest .with. Soviet iniiilary au- thorities against this irresponsible and highly dangerous action by East German Ai> authoritative source gave BALLINGER CISCO MWt, 11 HT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Reds Shoot At U.S. Car BERLIN U.S. military car was fired on in Communist East Germany but nobody was hurt, U.S. Army headquarters said Thursday. The ear was attached to the U.S. military liaison mission at Potsdam, in East Germany. H was the second time a car belonging to a Western Allied mis- sion in Potsdam was fired on by East German guards this month. A British Hoyal Air Force driver was seriously wounded March 10. Informants said the latest shoot- ing occurred Wednesday or Tues- day at Golha, a town about 150 miles southwest of Berlin near the Iron Curlain border between East and West Germany. The car was carrying a U.S. Army officer on an official mission in East Ger- many. (The Stale Department in Wash- ington quickly denounced what it called "this irresponsible and highly dangerous action by East German police." (It said U.S. military authorities in Germany have made a strong protest there. to the Soviet military this account of tlie incident: The U.S. csr was challenged to halt by a patrol of East German police. The car drew to the road- side and an argument ensued about the right of the East Ger mans to slop it. The American officer demand- ed to talk with a Soviet officer. The leader of the police squad declared he. was in charge there Tho American repeated his de- mand to see a Soviet officer. some time passed without a Soviet, officer appearing, the American car started to drive off. The East German police opened lire with a submachine gun. Some shots hit and burst, a lire. Three other shots pierced the trunk of (he car, without hitting the occu- pants. The car rolled on for some miles on a flat tire. Then there was a slop to change the lire. But then another tire burst. The Americans slopped a pass- ing East German car to seek as- sistance. By then the East German po- lice had caught up with them again. They immediately arrest- ed the driver of the East German WHERE IT RAINED Meanwhile, reached the a message had liaison mission's headquarters at Potsdam and an- other American car was sent to help. U.S. authorities arc in touch with Soviet authorities and the matter is not yet resolved, said a spokesman of the Army's Eu- ropean headquarters at Heidel- berg. He. added (hat no further offi- cial information could be given out because that might interfere wi' ABILENE Municipal Airport ...........01 Total for Year ............1.28lmany' Normal for Year.......... .2.55] 'action in progress. The three Western Allies still have military missions attached to the Soviet headquarters in East Germany as remnants four-power rule. The Soviet 'Un- ion has Ihrec equivalent missions attached to U.S., British and Trench headquarters in West Ger- trace ....................so; Lake Cisco trace COLEMAN EASTLAND RANGER ...................tolfrom certain SNYDER ................tracelarcas. The Western missions are based in Potsdam, jusl outside Berlin. Mission members move freely in East Germany, as do Ihe So- viet missions in Ihe West. Mis- o( bolh sides are barred defined military Moore Named Top Citizen at Munday Picture on Page 2-A lake care of he said. "You can be sure it is a town's live- abilily lhat counts." Husbands urged closer coopera- tion between the chamber of com- merce and agriculture the Astociated Press (JP) HELD IN TIlEFT-Joel Alexan- der Greene, 26, a New York art dealer, was arrested Thursday by the FBI on a charge of steal- ing a painting by Paul Klee from Ihe University of California at Los Angeles in JS39, The KB! said Greene sold the painting for to a Munich, Germany, gallery. (AP Wirephoio) Sewer Farm Suit Settled The City Commission Thursday J I f, Llil IH night approved payment of U.S. Public Health Service lo C. F. 11.11 in out-of-court settle- ..._______, ment of a damage suit against the city arising from operation ot the irrigation farm. The settlement calls for Hill's dropping the suit against the cily and providing Ihe cily a 50-foot wide easement against his prop- erly from Ihe sewer farm to join 10152 to provide leading to the with farm road a new roadway irrigation farm. 'City Attorney John Davidson recommended proposal. approval of the Earlier in the week, the Texas Supreme Court ruled against the cily in a motion for rehearing on the first of the sewer farm cases, upholding a judgment ot against the city. The commission also heard a lengthy statement by Truman P. Kirk, cily commission can- didate and attorney Tor a grc of residents in the area of a pro- zoning change, protesting the calling of a public hearing. Following the reading of Ihe 3- page statement, Mayor Pro Tern Russell Day, presiding in the ab- sence of Mayor C. li. Kiiiard, said The public hearing still will be :icld on March 29." Clear Skies Due Afier Area Rains Clear skies followed brief show- showers which doited the Abilene area Thursday morning 'and gen- erally fair and mild weather was community. "Cities are u-Jiatcrerj predicted for Friday, men and women make he Abilenc's measurable Knlerlainment was provided by the Six Sharps. Munday High School girls' vocal sextet directed by Mrs. Rex Mauldin. Besides rainfall wjis confined lo Ihe Municipal Ai Weather slnlion, where .01 of an inch was recorded. Points recording; I'Oinfall Thurs- Lake Cisco, Bal- Easlland By NORMAN1 FISHER Reporter-News Staff Writer MUNDAY An insurance man, n pharmacist and a banker shared the spotlight at the annual ban- quet of the Munday Chamber of Commerce Thursday night in Ihe school gymnasium. Munday Mayor V. E. Moore. the insurance man, was honored as the town's outstanding citizen for .the past year as a highlight of the annual banquet which drew more than 250 persons. Moore re- ceived a plaque from outgoing chamber President Travis Lee. Jesse G, Smith, the pharmacist, was introduced as new president of the organization. Officers elect- ed earlier Ihis month remained secret until announced at the dinner. W. E. Bralcy, Mumlny's bank president, was also presented a plaque in recognition of his 25 years as the town's director to the West Texas Chamber of Com- merce. Braley is currently in his 26lh year in lhat position. Other new officers besides Smith are J. Omar Cure, vice president; Ray Snydor, treasurer; and directors Barton Carl, Charles Hogselt, John E. Nelson, Clint Norman, James Smith and Gene Wood. Retiring directors are Lee, Er- nest Horton Jr. and Lee Roy Lcflar. Also during the banquet Weldon Smith wns honored for his work with the Munday United Fund campaign. Fred H. Husbands of Abilene, executive vice president of West Texas Chamber of Commerce and principal speaker for the banquet, urged members to participate more actively In chamber of com- merce affairs. he said, "what- ever happens to Munday happens to you." He pointed out that the cham- ber of commerce today must provide lu community with en- TOPS AT MUNDAY V. E. Moore, Munday mayor, lightened leadership. beams as he shows friends his plaque for being named Scientists Urge Pollution Fight Group Advises Center WASHINGTON (AP> An im- mediate million start on a war against the mounting prob- lems of air, land, water and food pollution was urged Thursday by a group of scientists. As a slartcr, the governmenl- named advisory committee said a national environmental health cenler should be established to provide "a much needed focal center for the national effort." This was one of a series of recommendations in a report on environmental health problems made public by Dr. Luther L. Terry, surgeon general of the Terry appointed the committee of 18 scientists last August. The group is headed by Dr. Paul Gross of Duke University, presi- dent of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. ]n releasing the report, Terry quoted from President Kennedy's Feb. 27 health message to Con gress: "There is an increasing gap ;n our knowledge of the im- pact upci our health of the many new chemical compounds and physical and biological faclors in- troduced daily into our environ ment. We need to apply additional protection against every new haz- ard resulting from contamination of the air we breathe .or the water we drink." In addition to serving as head- quarters for government pro- grams against chemical, radio- logical and other pollutants, the proposed health center would also support research, (raining and technical programs in univer- sities, stale and local govern- ments and other institutions throughout the nation. Congress rejected a S2-million request last year for a site in the vicinity of Rockville, Md., for the proposed center. Kennedy re- newed the request in his budget for the new fiscal year starting July 1, now before Congress. Emphasizing a personnel short-, age, the report said: "Clearly, the success of the center is en- tirely contingent upon the caliber of ils scientific personnel. It may well be necessary to lake extra- ordinary measures with respect to salary structures, working condi- tions, elf.., in order to recruit and hold Inp-lcvcl scientists." Another major proposal calls for establishment of a bureau of environmental health, as already proposed to Congress. The annual operating cost of the proposed center was put at about million by 1970. Probation Officer Claims Children Commanded Home LONDON (AP! A probation officer (old a court here Iwo chil- dren took over command of Iheir iiome and even told their parents when and to go to bed. The parental bedtime was p.m. and the elder child, a 12- year-old girl, refused to let her falher sleep wiih her mother be- cause she wanted to sleep with her herself, the probation officer said. The slory of Ihe parents' dom- ination by their children came out Juvenile Courl in Wimbledon Wednesday, The girl and her 9-year-old neither of them named- appeared for a breach of a proba- tion order taken out in 1959 bo- cause even then they wore taking control of Ihe household. The position has sadly de- teriorated." probation officer K.ithrlnc Lawrence lold the mag- istrates. Magistrates decided lo lake tha ihildren away from homo and put "When you build the kind of outstanding man of the year at the annual Munday them in ih., cwTofThe Surrey town you want to live in, trade willi Chamber of Commerce banquet. (Staff Photo) Icou'nly Council. AVOOTEN HOTEL BLAZE Firemen on a ladder truck train a stream of water into a'fourth.floor vent from which sparks spewed at the Woolen Hotel Thurs- day night. The fire started in a deep vat fryer in the hotel kitchen, sending flames shooting up and out the vent. Damage was not believed to be heavy. (See story on Page 8-A) (Staff photo by Jimmy Parsons) Sweetwafer Hospital Administrator Quits SWEETWATER (RNS) said (he board accepted H. Harkins; administrator resignation of Karkins "with Simmons Memorial City-County and named Bill Scoll of Hospital for the past five years, Ihe hospital business office as act- his post Thursday, ef- fective immediately. In his letter of resignation, liar- kins tolrl Ihe hospital's board of directors lhat he appreciated the board's "confidence and trust" during Ihe midst of a conlrovery thai has erupted over operation of the hospital. "However, under the situation which now exisls, 1 feel thai it s for me to continue in Ihe capacity of administrator... Past history has shown lhat the 'rospilal hoard and management cannot function properly with out- side Ihe stalement aid. Harkins did nol elahorale on his claims of "outside interfer- ence." "I am proud of the improve- ments that have been made in ihc hospital under our administra- tion and am glad to leave the lospilai in sound financial eondi- lion." Harkin's con- tinued. "I aslo feel that the pnlient care in (he hospital has not been neg- lected, floard Chairman C. 0. Me- 10 Catholic Princes Created By FRANK BHUTTO VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope John Xxni placed the broad- brimmed red galcro on the heads of newly created cardinals Thurs- day and told (hem they must be ready to shed their blood for their church and peace. The gliltering, awesome public consistory in St, Peter's Basilica was the highlight ot a series of four consistories in which the Pope created 10 new princes of the Ro- man Catholic Church. Eight of the new cardinals knell before him Thursday in Ihe brief rite of the red hat. For each one, (he Popa intoned in Lalin: 'For the praise of almighty God and the honor of the holy apostolic sec receive the red hat, Ihe special badge of a cardinal's rank. By this you are to under- stand that you must show your- self fearless, even to the shedding of blood, in making our holy faith respected, in securing peace for Chrislian people, and in promot- ing Ihe welfare of Ihe Roman Church." The 10 new princes of Ihe church were inducted in secret consistory Monday. At that time, the pontiff aJso took the occasion to assail bitterly what ha de- scribed as "the hew slavery" be- ing established in Communist-ruled lands. In a second consistory Wednes- day the Pope gave the cardinals their bircttas, the smaller, square red headpieces they will wear. The galero is never worn In pub- lic. Later Thursday, in a fourth and final scmipublic consistory the Pope gave the cardinals their rings and performed the brief rile of closing and opening their inoulhs, symbolic of the cardinals' duty of cooperating with the pon- tiff and advising him on church matters. The Pope also assigned lo each a titular church in Rome. ing administrator. The board released a statement through McCreighl. commending Harkins "for his intcgrety as a man: his devotion toward his of providing better care for hospital patienls: for his economical practices in hos- pital expenditures; for the pride he took in keeping the hospital clean and attractive." "We realize thai there limes when rooms needed to he painted when they did nol get tlie hoard slated, "but that was not the fault of Ihe admin- istration or anyone else, for hos- pilnl rooms nol be painted when there are patients in them." The hospital board and city and county commissioners have held several conferences with Ihe med- ical staff in recent weeks seeking to work out problems at the hos- pital. A closed meeting of the board Wednesday night preceded tlie Thursday morning session at which Harking resigned. The 60-bcd capacity hospital has been caring for about 80 patients See QUITS, Pg. 13-A, Col. 3 WEATHER C.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU OVrathcr Map Pane 10-B> ABILENE AND VICINITV iRadlw fair and mild with a Increasing cloudiness Friday night and chance for showers Saturday, near to cloudy Saturday and cooler. High K.rMa.v 70 lo 75. low Friday night SO, hieh Saturday in Ihe 60s. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Tartly cloudy Friday through Satur- 'day. A few thundershowers ]ate Friday and Friday night and Fjst early Sat- urday. A tiltle warmer Friday and Krl- i.v night. Cooler Saturday. Hifh Friday NORTHWEST TEXAS Partly cloudy id no important temperature chances Friday and Friday nighl, chance of widely scattered llcht showers. Clear to partly cjouily And cooler Saturday, High Thurs. a.m. 56 57 Friday in 70s. TEMPERATURES Thurs p.m. ______..... ___ ........___ 9-00 70 71 72 73 71 M 61 55 56 It '00 W liHh and low for 24-hours endlnje f p m.: 74 and 55. High and tow same date last year: and 39. Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading al 9 p.m.: 38.03, Humidity at 9 p.m.: 48. Sayles Parking Bans Stay While Traffic Study Made By CLYDK FOSTER Reporter-News Staff Wrilcr Parking restrictions will re main on Sayles Blvd., at least for Ihe present, despite continued pro- tests to the city commission from residents of Ihe area. The commission heard n report Thursday night from City Man- ager Robert M. Tinslman concern- ing a study of traffic volume on the street and a session with res- idents of the area, at which three avenues of study were decided on. Tins! man said a sliidy of n pos- sible speed zone, additional law enforcement and the possible hall- ing of left turns from some inter- sections will bo made hut he recommended that the parking re- stt'iclians remain in effect during the study. Jack Sayles, attorney for res idcnts of the area, said the speeding motorists create a ma- jor problem on the street and laws would rc.sult in "enough Hint proper enforcement of speed fines to pay for the services of a number of additional policemen." Russell Day, serving as chair- man of Ihe commission in the ab- sence of Mayor C. R. Kinnrd, told the Sayles Blvd. delegation that "every possible action will be taken lo clear Ihe trouble of traf- fic on Ihc street.' To Pay Wytle In other action Thursday night, Ihc commission agreed-to repay Wylic school district of costs of a water line lo provide water service to the school and to the reason for inade- quate water pressure al the site. "This is a complete deviation from our Day told the group. "But Wylie is our friend and we think it is important that we keep the friendly relations with Abilene." The decision come after the sec- ond successive commission meet- log in which Hoy Manahan, pres- ident of the school board, and Kit Johnson, a board mem- ber at Wylie, have attempted (o reach an. agreement with city See CITY, ft. t, 4 ;

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