Abilene Reporter News, March 30, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1962, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR.WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCJH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 286 PAGE ONE iBy'Katharynbuffj In Ihls political season let us consider a most unusual "poli- Mrs. George Swinney of Abilene. Come May her name will again appear on the Democratic a candidate- for anolher six-year term on the all-import- ant Stale Board of pduealion. It's safe to predict she will Win. As usual, she's unopposed. An elected official, Mrs. Swin- ncy has held public office since She has never drawn a penny salary. (She, however, voluntar- ily pays a filing fee.) She has never "campaigned." She never been opposed. Mrs, Swinncy, a calm, non- siiffragctte-typc woman, was, to her surprise, appointed to the local school board to fill a va- cancy ill May 1945. She served there until May 1955 when, again to her sur- prise, she was appointed to the State Board of Education. Still somewhat to her surprise, she continues in the work. Interest in it offsets the headaches of it. And what j_s this State Board of Education on which she serves of which she is secretary? It's a 21-mcmber o.ne representative from each of the 21 congressional districts in op- eration when it svas set up in the Gilmer-Aikcn school. reor- ganization in 1949. Mrs. Swinney is currently one of two women on the board. The board selects and directs the stale commissioner of edu- cation (Dr. ,1. W Edgar) and functions for the slate as a whole in the same fashion a lo- cal board performs for the lo- cal school. Members gel no pay but get expenses tor designated meet- ings. Textbook squabbles give the bqajd most of its publicity. There are many other board functions. It deals in high fi- nance, investigating state per- manent school" funds, buying lo- cal school bonds, solving sticky matters of teacher certifica- tion, setting minimum stan- dards in various fields, over- seeing junior colleges, service as an appeals agency on every- thing from transfer disputes lo teacher (roubles. Bui now gets Ihe publicity that has lately come with textbook selections. Textbook selections are im- portant and time-consuming, Mrs. Swinncy says. She is doubtlessly the besl- read person in (awn in text- books. No novel can she turn to for evening leading. Therc're a new economics text to plow through, a disputed history, a debated sociology hook. Statewide teacher textbook committees advise and suggest, but [he final say on which books will be approved for use in pub- lic schools is up to the board. Mrs. S w i n n e y welcomes thoughtful advice and informed criticism but she makes up her mind only after personal study. These hassles over textbooks bring down on her mountains of mail. Some of the mail is helpful. Some of it seems "inspired" which read the same, which show little knowledge of the book in dispute, letters ob- viously from "pressure" groups. Snch don't impress Mrs. Swin- ney. Mrs. Swinncy has one basic philosophy which she applies to her school board work: Let the local school district have all the control possible. There's a lot of work, there're many headaches and there's no pay. So why does she do it? Well, it's public service. It is somewhat akin lo Ihe service in church organizations. You get in- terested in the problems of the Khools and you work on. .MM. GEORGE SWINNEY U ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 30, TOP WINNERS Accepting the sweepstakes ribbons at the Oilbelt Science Fair Thursday night were (seated, left to .righ t) Nell Ann Walter, receiving the award for her sister Elaine who was out of town, and Mike Haralson of Abilene High School. Standing arc Virginia Hiner, left, Mann Junior High ninth grader, and Kathryn Owens, Madison Junior High eighth grader. (Staff photo) Elaine. Walter Science Fair Top Winners By LANE TAL-BUIIT Reporter-News Staff Writer The survival of mankind in future generations depends on Ihe scientific endeavors of yoiingjprpsi'ani was the presentation of specialists that arc being trained [sweepstakes awards in four juii in public schools throughout (hcior and senior high school divi- I c ilhe ool Estes Arrested by FBI Tax Measure Is Okayed by House By KDMOXD LEBRETON WASHINGTON (API A few hours atler President Kennedy made a public appeal for passage of his pending lax measure, the House approved it Thursday over determined Republican opposition. A GOP effort to return Ihe bill to committee with instructions lo cut two major administration pro- visions was beaten 225 to Fi- Iralion. the measure would have balanced loss of revenue through the business tax credit program by tightening of collections in sev- eral areas in addition to the in- terest and dividend withholding. These would have included vir- tual elimination of income tax de- ductions for business entertaining phis much heavier imposts on in- come earned overseas by Ameri- nal passage followed a little later can companies and individuals, on a vole. As a result of changes made in The measure goes now to the ilhe House Ways and Means Corn- Senate where it is given a goodjmittee, the anticipated additional some losses due are expected lo last at least assembly of (lie seventh annual winner in Ihe fair, bul this Oilbelt Science Fair in the Abi- time she did not know of her lene High School auditorium. laward as she is one of 30 Coopci Climaxing the students visiting in Ply- nation, nationally physicist Dr. Virgil Boltom said here Thursday night. Dr. Bottom, chairman of physics department at McMurry College, told of (lie changing na- rccognized sions to the following students: Elaine Walter, cr High School, lliejscbuol biological lure of science at Ihe awards lo. she also was a moutti, Wis., this week'. Mike Ilaralson, junior at Abi- lene High, won in the liigb school physical science division. Mike's senior al Coop- parcnls lm Mr. allt( Mrs> A D. science divi.siou.j ninth grader a( chance to pass without major only after prolonged committee hearings and floor de- bale. On (he crucial recommital test, the Republicans held their ranks hopefully projci solidly bul were able to rally only for fiscal 1SK1. 27 Democratic votes. On final pas- sage, 34 Democrats voted against the administration while a lone Richard 11. Poff Sen. Harry F. of with the ma- jority, weeks. Republicans centered their fire on two main provisions. One would require withholding income taxes of 20 per cent on dividends and interest payments which not know of herjwould give the government an es- timated million in annual revenue. The other would allow 7-per-cenl tax credits for business expenditures on modernization of production estimated lo cut revenues by ?1.2 billion a year. As submitted by the adminis-L revenues are expected to fall million short of the lo Ihe incentive tax B1LUE SOL ESTES native of Clyde credits. This is about the surplus which the administration has hopefully projected for its budget r fiscal 1SC3. Hearings on the measure arc to begin Monday before the Sen- ate Finance Committee headed bv WEATHER UKI'AHTjIKXT OK COMMERCE WKVTIIKK nVKEAt! (Wrathcr .Map 1'ate 2-A) AND VICINITY illadius 40 clnutly and not much attire Friday and Fri- sins cloudiness Siatur- 70. NEWS INDEX B SECTION A Sporls Oil news SECTION Women's news Amusements Obituaries Editorials Comics Radio-TV logs TV Scout Form news, markers 8, 9 15 2, 3 6 6 8 1 14 It IS MIHTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Mistly Friday Ihruuch Saturday. A little central anil south Friday. Hieh Fri- lal to 1X1 .......___ 59 54 56 57 .....1'. HiEh and Irm- for 24-hours cndjns p.m.: and SI. Hiqh anri low same Ust year: 5 and 40. Sun.sel last sunrise today sunset toniphl: fi.57. fiaromeler leadinj: at 9 p.m.: 28.19. [himictily al 3 p.m. CO per cent. The daughter of Mr. and Kenneth Waller of lllgh- wo" thc Whittenburg Mokes Surprise Stop Here nce- _________Virginia is the daughter of Mr. ami Mrs, Vaidcn Hiner of 1SG4 Weslview. Hiner is director o{ the science fair. Kalhryn Owens, eight grader Roy WbillenbiirR. Republican candidate for governor, made an unscheduled visit lo Abilene Thursday and declared lhal he could poll 200.000 more voles iti Ihe November general election (ban Ihe other GOP candidate. Jack Cox of Brcckenridge, could muster. The Hiitcbinson County cattle- man and member of a pioneer Texas publishing family said he just came to Abilene when a speaking engagement in San An- tonio was cancelled because most of the candidates for governor did not accept invitations to speak, He had few kind words to say about Jack Cox, who switched from Democrat to Republican prior to declaring himself a can- didate for Ihe GOP governor nom- ination. In 1058 Cox ran for gov- ernor as a Democrat. "My opponent will he very vulnerable to smear lactics of both individual Democrats and Ihe Democratic Party because of his said yYliil- tenburg. Whittcnburg pointed out that he is the only candidalc seeking the office of governor who hiis ever polled "any voles" as a Republi- can, getting trKi.OOO voles in his bid for the U. S. Senate in 19S8. Accompanied here by his at- tractive daughter, Anne, a snpho- mnre at Texas Tech College on brief vacation, and by campaign worker .lack Uston, Whiltenburg remarked that he hart told the San Anlonio Junior Chamber of Commerce earlier Thursday tliat "there is no basis for importing any sugar from foreign countries inlo this nation. The nation could easily produce all the sugar that Is now being allocated lo foreign countries. Even Texas alone could do that. This production could come from acreage thai is now producing surplus wheat nnd feed grains for which there is no market al home or abroad." When speaking of foreign the cattleman candidate said he wns in fnvor of arming this na- tion's known friends but thnt he was opposed to attempting lo buy friends. "It has been proven many limes, such as In Cuba, lhal. frlendi can't be boughi nnd J am against any attempt lo do lie declared. Whiltenburg said (bat Ihe nexl stop on bis schedule would lie in Pampa for an appear- ance al a Republican reception. Asked his plans for Friday and Saturday, he said he looked for- ward lo a day off from the campaign so that be could catch up on reading and researching, pcrlainin" lo the campaign. Whitlenburfi, 48, connection with resigned his Ihe Amarillo Globe-Times and News and the Rorger News-Herald before mak- ing the race for the senate in 1058. He and Airs, Wliittenburg have seven children. al Madison Junior High, won the Kennedy strode directly into the junior high biological science di-ibailie over bis tax bill Thursday vision. She is the daughter of Mr.land won a solid victory when Ihe WASHINGTON legislatures (o give city voters, measure now goes to the Senate. equal representation and a wordj Kennedy insisted the bill would of appreciation lo the Soviets for! spread the tax burden fairly. and Mrs. James L. Owens of 2112 S. 34th. Mi.ss Waller and Haralson represent Abilene and the Oil- belt District in the llilh National I House passed ;iie bill against solid Science Fair Seattle, Wash., International May 2-5. at Sweepstake winners were an- nounced by Supl. of Schools A. E. Wells. First and second place win- ners were revealed by M. 13. Mor- ris, assistant superintendent for curriculum and personnel. Ribbons for third place and hon- orable mentions were placed on exhibits al Ihe National Guard Ar- mory, S. nth .St. and Portland Ave., 'where Ihe fair will be open to the See FAIR, 4-A, Col. 4 i Republican opposition. The President bad urged the House to pass it and disparaged the Republicans for opposing il. Kennedy put himself smack on the firing line at a news confer- ence, which also produced "news of Ihe retirement of Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Whit- taker, bleak prospects for clear test ban, an appeal for. slati procccdiiiR "with caie" in Ihe Berlin crisis. The administration's tax plan 'And I find great difficulty in understanding Ihe position of anj political party which makes it a was heading for an nfternoonitnatler of parly objective to de- showdown in the House when Ken- feat this bill al this most impor- ncdy declared "We need this bill" at his meeting with newsmen, cov-[ Immediately after the confer- ered nationally by radio and tel-lcnce, live President Welcomes Wife Home WASHINGTON Kennedy welcomed his wife home Thursday night from her mile, semiofficial visit lo Asia. The President went to National Airport to greet his wife when she arrived from New York on Ihe Kennedy family plane, "Caroline." ilat in hand, Kennedy climbed aboard as soon as the ramp was lowered. A few minutes later the beaming First Lady walked down the stairway, applauded by a crowd of alwit 200. Kennedy, smiling, too, followed her. Also on hand were .1. Kenneth Galbrailh, U.S. ambassador IT'S NICE TO STOP FOR A MINUTE GOP gover- nor hopeful Roy Whitlenburg and his daughter, Anne enjoy R moment's pause in their campaigning to posa in Abilene Thursday. (Staff Photo) Designed to encourage businoss- position on nuclear lest controls tax credit forithis country s demand investment and lo make up Ihe revenue loss with other provisions, the measure is the Kennedy ad- asamsl violations. And it miinst ration's of its kind. a real impasse" wiih Ihe Soviets. yield million annually, and the special lax incentive for busi- nesses spending on modern plant. estimated lo cost billion. But (he Republicans were able to pick up only 27 votes from Ihe Democratic side anrf the effort failed, 225-190. The House Ihcn went on to pass the bill by a vole of 219-lWi. The testing in April. Associates Are Also Arrested PECOS, Tex. (API-West Texas financier Billic Sol Estes, 37, Ihree associates were arrested by FBI agents Thursday night in throe quick sirikes. They failed lo make bond anbt went to jail. Estes, head of a great agricul- tural and fertilizer empire, was. arrested al his Pecos home about S p.m. on charges of conspiring to violate federal laws, U.S. Code Title 18. Section 2314. Arrested simultaneously in Lunr bock was Coleman D. McSpad- den, a director of the Superior1, .Manufacturing Co. of Amarillo, Tex. Other simultaneous arrests, in Amarillo put Harold E. Orr; president of the firm, and Ruel W. Alexander, secretary, in FBI custody. Curtis 0. Lynum, agenl-ln- charge of the Dallas office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said the charges involved forged, altered or falsely made chattel mortgages. Estes was arraigned before S. Commissioner R. L. Toll within 30 minutes after his arrest, Bond was set at OIT and Alexander were also' arraigned immediately after their an-esls in Amarillo. Bond of 000 each was set for Ihe Amarillo men, and they were held in Ore- Potter County Jail in lieu of bonttl' McSpadden was arraigned in" Lubbock soon .after his arrest nis bond was reduced to from a recommended He remained in the Lubbock County Inil in lieu of bond. Pecos Attorney John Dennison represented Estes at the Pecos hearing. The arrests followed soon after the Texas attorney general or- dered an investigation into Estes' business dealings. Lynum said Ihe specific com- plaint against Estes and his three associates alleged that a chattel mortgage was transported frohi Ihidspcth County, Tex., to Los Angeles, Calif., on or about Nov. 15. The mortgage, Ihe corn- plaint alleged, was known by the persons arrested to be "forged, altered or falsely made." Esles has many interests in- cluding the world's largest anhy- .1----- ammonia business and..a rain storage operalion. Esles flew back to Pecos Thurs- mceting in Dallas representatives of finance e said lo hold totaling bespectacled See ESTES; Pg. Col. 3 Tinstman Wants Reorganization India who accompanied Mrs. Ken nedy during her lour of that nation, Indian Ambassador B. K. Nehru and his wife and Pakistani Ambassador Azix. Ahmed and his wife. They shook hands and chatted with Ihe first Lady. Galbrailh gave her a kiss on Ihe cheek. Then the beaming President nnd his wile entered a limousine for the 10-miniile drive back to the White House. On arriving in New York Cily earlier, Mrs. Kennedy said the Irip was "the most fasciiiaUni! experience imaginable" but that she doesn't like being a public personality on her own. She Indicated she'd not go on any more such trips without t'no President. Guard Posted Around Soviet German Compound FRANKFURT, Germany The U.S. Army posled military around itary mission's :1 the Soviet mill- corn pound here Thursday and arranged to escort the Russian officers on any trips Ihcy make outside. Gen. Bruce C. Clarke, com- mander of the U.S. Army in Europe, ordered the surveillance as an outgrowth of East German police fire March 20 on a car of the U.S. military mission assigned to Soviet nrmy headquarters in f.'iist By CLYDE FOSTER Reporter-News Stilff Writer The Abilene City Commission, in its final meeting before Tuesday's city election in which two mem- bers of the board will be named, i received bids on a parking lol in Cobb Park, passed resolutions for awarding a contract for a sani- tary sewer system improvement, approved sale of sewer farm equipment, authorized purchase of traffic paint and approved rezon- ing of a number of pieces of prop- erly in the city. The commission delayed until public buildings, golf course and cemetery. The water and sewer depart- ments would include waler produc- tion, sewage collection, waler treatment, sewage disposal, wa- ter distribution, irrigation and utility office. The public safety division include fire, police and cjvil defense departments. Planning and zoning, traffic engineering, personnel and library would not April 13, after the two new mem- bers take office, discussion of a recommendation by Cily Manager Hobert M. Tinslman for reorgani- zation of the city government. The proposed reorganiziilion would provide for four major de- ipartments, finance, public works, Ir, a related order, he called for and sewer and public safely. The finance department would a llmporary of normal Iravcl by members of ibc Ameri- can mission in Polsdnm. announced these meas- ures resulted primarily from fail- ure of Marshal Ivan S. Konev, comnwWcier of Soviet forces in East Germany, to assure the safe- ty of U.S. mission personnel. include present tax, purchas- ing, accounting and auditing and data processing departments. In- cluded in public works division would be building inspection, engi- neering, refuse disposal, street cleaning and maintenance, shop, electrical maintenance, airport, be included in the four divisions but would remain under direct supervision of Ihe city manager. Paving Project Apparent low bid on the pavtof project was a bid of fcjr A. T. Bontke. Other bids Abilene Paving, Inc.. llarler Construction R. S. Bcall nnd Son, and R. K. Smilh Co., Contract for Ihe sewer system improvements was let to t'onrton, Inc., with a bid of 90356 with 70 working days construction time. 11. D. GlliU Construction Co. had the low bid of wiUl I See CITY, Ctt, ;