Abilene Reporter News, March 27, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 283 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 27, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Texas Reservist Court-Martialed FT. POLK, La, five- officer military court convicted Pfc. Bernis Owen, 23, ot Seadrift, Tex., of disrespect in call- ing an o'rder ol his commanding General a "hilarious climax to ul chain of injustices." Maj. Thomas N. Fuller, presi- dent of the special court-martial, announced the decision after n se- cret b.illot which required o two- thirds majority to convict Owen. The panel returned from its closed quarters where it consid- ered punishment and handed Owen a sentence of six months nt hard labor and loss of S50 per month for six months, a heavier penally than had been expected. The court-martial is subject to! appeal and f'tomatic review by a higher Army board. Capl. Edgar Nnsh, head of Owen's four-man defense staff, pleaded with the court to consider Owen had a good record and that Pfc. K. W. Sisk, a member ot Ihe Division. Monday, Capt. Gerald R. Mpc- Manus testified lhat he had warned Owen he would be sub ject [o court-martial if his criti- cisms of the general's order were published. Cook told (he court today he sought Owen throur1- I.I. Col. Francis because ho had heard Owen was a leader of the "We want out" demonstrations. he had no intent malicious. of being Colorado Hires Coach; Revolt Eyed DENVER of Colorado regents volctl S-I today lo hire William Davis, 33, uni- versity alumni director and once high school mentor, as football coach, succeeding ousted Everett Gr.-indelius. Members of the football (cam The general's order, issued by threatened a revolt. Maj. Gen. Harley B. West com- manding Ft. Polk and the 49lh Division, called a hall to a series ot "We want out" demonstrations by reservists at the post. Nash said Owen made an "hon- est mistake'" based on an "honest conviction." "Perhaps the man was the chief defense counsel said, but asked, "Is it criminal to make a Capt. James Spurgcon, the Army's trial counsel or prosecu- tor, reminded the court Owen was 23 years old and contended that his remarks about the order were "deliberate." "That the Army coun- sel said of the March 19 edict, "forbade any more meetings by disgruntled Army reservists. That order was held up to ridicule by the accused." Team Capt. Ken Blair said. "There will be no spring ball un- less (bis is straightened uut." Grandelius was fired by the Regents March 17 after the uni- versity was charged with illegal i recruiting practices. The N'CAA charges and ted them in first brought Ihc the Regents admit- report. Associated Press (fP) EUROPEAN RUNS FROM FRENCH familiar scone in Algeria Monday Rusk, Gromyko Agree-a Little U.S., Reds Don't Wan) Berlin War Algiers in Grip of Protest Strike as Settlers Mourned ALGIERS (AP1-A strike gripped Algiers .lied by European settlers NIJ mourning for Ihe 41 Europeansitho .'I 'Hie defense called Ihrcc wit- tiillcd French troops to head for the street cease-fire agreement between nesses this morning trying to show Owen had no intent of dis- respect. The witnesses were Bill Cook, into a crowd support of the Secret ganizalkm. Public transportation was demonstrating inj corner in front of the main post France ;ll'd the Algerian Army where the shooting broke ist rebels. lout Monday. In addition to at settlers killed, about 1M were In all parts of Algiers soklicts and security police patrolled the bureau manager for United Most European Army casualties were International at- New were closed. No newspapers ap-'onc killed and six wounded I.I. Col. Fred Francis, public in-jpcarcd. Banks failed lo open. The'. Kair.c strollers placed modesl Ex-Wife Testifies In Murder Trio! Her testimony centered alleged argument between By WII.BF.KT WtfiGS Reporter-News Slalf Writer ANSON Cosley Wim-jberly and Ihe defendant beily, ex-wife of the late Jimmy Stamford cafe. Wimbcrly. was on the stand more than two hours Tuesday morning as the murder tri.il of Mrs. Brcn- da Ivy Wimberly got under way here. Mrs. Brenda Wimberly is charged with murder in the shoot- ing death Oct. 1C, of her estranged husband, Jimmy, 21, of Rochester. The young Stamford woman testified Wimberly's second wife, defendant in the case, threatened to kill her ex -husband three times during a brief argument beside the Stamford First Baptist Church on Oct. 16. She said before the argument that look place ended, her life also was threatened. The young witness said Ihe threats came when the defendant: drove up as she and her band were talking about the pos- sibilily of his seeing tlicir Iwo children. At several points during her testimony the witness lost her composure and sobbed. She ob- jected lo having (o repeat ver- halum cuss words she said the de- fendant used in her presence. She said the entire incident look place in less (ban a half hour. Davis Scarborough, Abilene at- torney for the defendant, recon- structed carefully and in detail loslimony' of Ihe 21-year-old wil- ness. He offered into evidence certified copies of her divorce pe- tition which he said "conlradict- statements" of the. wilncss thai her late husband was a person of serenity and calmness. Carolyn denied a statement at- tribulcd to the second Mrs. berly by Scarborough. The state- ment purportedly was that Wim- herly promised the defendant he would not conic back lo .Stamford and bother hor or their daughter. Cnrolyn said Hie defendant left and relumed about five minutes lalor and after a brief conversa- tion raised n Run she held. The witness said it was nfler Mils (hat Wimhcrly's life was Ihroaloned Ihrcc times as well as her own be- night. The panel was from a special venire of 140 per- Members of the jury arc For- esl Black of Mcrkel, Clelus Gray of Anson, Alfred Mayficld of Hudspelh of Humlin, H. E. Black of llamlin, Bill Creel of Anson. Jackson of Hawlcy. Four 18 year old youths hnvelhis h been charged in connection wilh'police fore she scene nl The only other wilncss Tuesday morning wns Byrd, a relative of the slnln man. drove away from Ihe a high rale of speed. heard N'elllc Four Youths In Burgl GENEVA Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gro- myko announced in a joint state- ment today that their Geneva talks have uncovered some points of agreement as well as of dif- ferences over Berlin. It was understood from Ameri- can sources that one of Ihe points ot agreement is that neither side' wants to become involved in a war over Berlin. But neither side, it was reported, made a change in major )wlicy. The statement was issued just before Rusk and leading members o! the American delegation look a plane for Washington to report to President Kennedy that the Berlin dispute remains highly dangerous i though unlikely lo explode in the 'foreseeable fulure. Canadian Foreign Secretary Howard Green submitted a draft declaration to the 17-nation disar- mament conference calling for action by no later than Wednes- day on outlawing weapons ofj mass destruction from outer prolcstidcscrtcd. There were reports speech frorn Paris warned! soviet Premier Khrushchev has would be cut. Hie secret army it could nussjan scientists jfonvard only to punishment for nave a global rocket in- streets and most ot campaign to sabotage Ihe vulnerable Io antimissile defenses that can evade American radar detection installations by attack- ing from any direction. Both the Uniled Slates and Ihe Soviet Union in their proposed dis- armament plans included provi sions reserving outer space for peaceful purposes. Under Green's declaration the orbiting or stationing in outer space of devices for delivering weapons of mass destruction would be prohibited. A nation would also be obliged (o give advance notice to the Unit- ed Nations of the launching of space vehicles and missiles. Brilish Foreign Secretary Lord Home gave s'tong support to the Canadian proposal. He then left for home, but said he would come back any time his presence is needed. Rusk and Gromyko in their joint statement on their Berlin talks said they had made some progress in clarifying points of agreement as well as points of dif- ference. They added that Ihey agreed (o "resume conlael in an appropriate way" afler reporting (o their governments and consult- ing allies. These discussions are expected to continue through am- bassadors in Moscow and Wash- ington. Rusk anil Gromyko did appar- ently give each other the impres- sion, however, lhat each believes it is important lo continue dis- cussing the dispute in order lo keep it from gelling out of hand. Immediately after issuing the joint statement. Rusk went before the 17-nalinn disarmament confer- ence and proposed that it give priority lo three immediate steps he said could be taken Ihis spring: 1. "Reverse the upward spiral of destructive capability which, if ored vehicles and heavy weapons. streets under the hostile glares of European residents. The Euro- pean working class district ol formation officer at Ft. Polk, andlbig outdoor market was silent and ol Ouwi oil js'uuns in (he streets. Debris still b-' smnc with arnv littered the sidewalks. Lost shoes and berets lay untouched. Passing automobiles had turned sonic blood pools ]0ne streaks of led on the street pavement. Only a few policemen and sol- diers were visible. Reinforce- ments had been sent in Moiulav in .after the secret army called lor a demonstration and a march on encircled suburb of Bab el banned the Authorities I demonstration hut the ay in n crowns of Clerk Can Have Additional Help County commissioners approved current bills and two additional clerks for the county clerk's office (bis summer to help with election activities. The meeting hour. lasted loss ilian an clerks will She testified she was with Ihc couple when they argued about The clash appeared lo haveimontbs. Tho first will he hired cf- A 12-man jury lo hear the trial was selected 'work five months and one three lo hear the di-aslically altered relations bc-jfectiv late_ Monday'tvvccn rjtizcns of Algiers and ____ c April Initial .shock turned to hatred among Hie European inhabitants. at the Many "shook their fists soldiers screamed over and son, W. M. Blessing of Hawlcy OVCI': "AI1 WD wanl is to "main A. W. Womack of Anson, .Joe A. Freiwli." Spokesmen of the Secret Army Organization, which called the W. Drummond of demonstration, predicted lloyt .McRridc of ni. 0. Abilcne.isrimly that President Charles dc J. S. Inzer of Hnnilin nnd F. government "will regret 'this clay." But De Gaulle in a lele- NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries 2 To Your Good Hcollh..... 3 Bridge 3 Sports SECTION B Women's news 3 Amusements 4 Comiei 5 Editorials 6 Radio-TV logs 9 TV Report 9 A WESTERN SONG AND A sparkling eyes of three-year-old Cynthia McNcelcy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norris McN'celey of 1418 West- moreland, evidence her pleasure of sitting in the saddle near Tex Hitter, Western folk singer, at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center Tuesday morning. (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) NO PROVISION FOR HANDICAPPED Cowboy Star Deplores Barriers1 By .TERRY TOI.riKKT Rcporlcr-N'ews Staff Writer If you had asked Tex Bitter what was on his mind Tuesday handicapped children in Califor-jShould not have to put up with nia which does not have one ramp "architectural barriers." for wheel chair patients. Accord- ing lo him, it calls for a job of morning, he probably would havejmaking the public and Ihe nrchi- replied, "Breaking down realize (he large number of people in wheel chairs. ural barriers." the subject, (he burglary of an estimated 000 worth of sound equipment from Cooper High School. Virtual- ly all the equipment has been re- covered by police. Charged were Mike Kagsdale, 2402 Palm, a senior at Cooper High School; Don Michael Sims, Old Anson ltd., a sophomore at Abilene High; Thomas Allen Wilson, 17-11 S. 21st Si., a senior al Cooper, and Fred Thomas, lOfiO Glcnwood, a former student at Cooper .who has not attended since mid-term. Part of the sound equipment was found Monday night at Ihe home of another youth, 13-.year- old Gerry Knndall Miller, Ifiii Ivanhnc, a freshman student at Mc.Miirry College, who sltot him- self to death in n closet at his home wliilo dclcclivcs were out- side the home talking with his fa- ther. Del. U. C. V. Slrlcklnnd and Kgl, J. H. Roberts said the youth htid been questioned In front of home after his father called and told them he had found some sound equipment (lie attic of the garage at the Miller home. The equipment lat- er was identified by Malcolm An- thony, principal at Cooper, as part of Ihe stolen equipment. The value of was set on Ihe equipment by School Superin- tendent A. B, Wells. Strickland said the case was solved after he received informa- tion Sunday and began question- ing on Monday. Charges were filed Inlc Monday night on (tie four youllis and three of Ihein were arrested shortly there- after. Thomas could not, IK> f o u n d Monday nighl, but came to the police station with his father Tuesday morning ami wns placed under arrest. Bonds have been sol nt In oneh of the coses by Justice ot Ihe Peace H. F. I-ang, in whose court. Ihe.charges were filed by District Attorney Nelson Qulnn, Each of (ho four youltis was charged only in the Jan. burglary. Strickland said lhat in addition i On the subject, Tiitlcr said unchecked, could by double lnPI.c arc nlininns of what it ;s today." to enter buildings, .schools, 2. Reverse "Ihc trend nmi ollu.r institutions diffusion of nuclear capability to because of these architectural bar-! riers. lie was referring to such! The University of Texas ex- student visited the- West Texas Rehabilitation Center Tuesday morning to look over the facili- In addition, he cited the cWcrlyrtics K''COt lhe palicnls' He and heart patients who! Sec COWBOY, fg. 10-A, Col. 1 nations." 3. Reach agreement on ir.eas- things as urcs "to reduce Ihe risk of wnrjdoors nnd lo (he equipment found at the! 'by accident, miscalculation, sleep steps, other such narrow! barriers Miller home, Ihe youths took offi- cers lo a field near Wylie, where some of (he equipment had been hidden, and to a pasture on Ihe Old Anson Rd.. where an electric typewriter hart been buried aboul six inches deep. "The Iwys fool; us lo the scene and dug up (be- typewriter Tues- day morning" Strickland said. The youths had altcmpled lo find Ihe typcwriler companied by Monday Jiignt, ac- detectives, bul could not find it in Ihc dark. .Strickland.said all the lool from' burglaries Jan. 22 and March 2.1 al Cooper had been recovered ex- ccpl for a few components which were taken from some onulpmenl and n frw ilems which had been destroyed. Gcorgo Maxwell, Investigator for (he 42nd district nltorncy'i of- fice, assisted polico in tho Inves- tigation. surprise attack." WEATHER (Wfalhrr Tari- 2-Bl ABILENE AM) VICINITY (KadiL! rtilc-O rier.erallv fair thrnnth ilHV r.iihl lilch Tuesday HO-R5 U.u 50 5b. UlKh Wninfs.tay TEYAS Kalr I. W.lo A'onrmvEST TEVAS and Wodnevlav. A lillle wa Low tor.tcht 4? to 52. lllu r tnnlxht. or which prevent people in wheel rhnirs and hamlit-appcil persons from entering buildings. Riflcr, known by his movies, television appearances and rec- ords, wns interviewed at the West Texas Rehabilitation. Center where he will assist with nti open nouso from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. A record jacket, "Tex Hitter- Songs Irotii the Western heralded his appearance al (ho cenlcr. H was hanging on 11 lobby ft IH 57 n 77 Hnnwni'trT nt noon: llumlillly at noon: 31 tvr cent. ItlKr. nru! Inw lor 14-npurfl enillnr It Bl unit unirl taat nliht: 6: Mt tonUtbl] me dale yrnr: tuirUfl lodu: The Western star from Texas deplores Ihe lack of provisions in public buildings for handicapped persons nnd people in wheel chairs. He said that societies for crippled and handicapped people are stalling lo campaign among architects for provisions lo .ffiow people, in wheel chairs To enter ixjst offices, libraries nnd other buildings. Rltler mentioned as an exa ple a newly-opened center for Cochran Resigns Young GOP Post Les Cochran, assistant city al-rcalion. it is impossible to lorney, announced Tuesday he islwhelher the policies were de- resigning from a position as dis- Iricl comniitteeirwn for IJie Young Republican Federalion after a question was raised as lo whether the ixisl conflicts with cily per- sonnel policies. The question was raised to newsmen last week by Truman P. Kirk, a former assistant city attorney and now a candidate for cily commission. Cochran issued Ihc following statement concerning 3iis resigna- tion: "There has been n question raised as lo whether my posilion ns an officer in the Young Re- publican Federation conflicls with cily personnel policies. signed to apply lo local activities or slate and national political ac- tivities as well. However, since the issue has been raised in a municipal election campaign, I (fee! that further discussion or de- bate on (he subject is not in the best interest of (he' city of Abi- lene, and. consequently, I am re- signing the post in question." Cily Manager man. who had plaint under advisement after U was brought to his atlenlion, said in connection with the statement, "As far ns Ihe cily is concerned, this closes the issue." Coclirnn wns apiwintod to Ihe post during n recent con- benefit of any previous chrifl Robert M. Tinst- taken the com- "As now drawn and without Ihe venlion ot tho federation ia Ama- rlllo. ;