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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               SUNDAY 9909 XV 63 wm "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY i 81ST YEAR, NO, 288 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 1, PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS Associated trttt (If) GEORGE MINTER 'what Abilene needs' JESSE F. WINTERS nothing else lo Approve Ex-Mayors Urge Picture on Page 8-A Four former Abilene mayors have strongly recommended the passage of the bond is- sue to provide secondary sewage treatment facilities for the city of Abilene. Voters will decide on the pro- posed bond issue Tuesday, in the same city election in which two new members of the city commis- sion will be elected. The bond is- sue, if approved, nil! provide funds for full secondary treatment facilities necessary to meet needs predicted for the city at least through 1969. George Minter, immediate past mayor, said "I feel sure the cei) mission and mayor have given de- tailed thought and study and have had fine engineering advice and research from at least two well- known engineering firms. It is the unified opinion of the commission and engineers that this is what Abilene needs, "This is the type treatment fa- cilities that other cities the size of Abilene are going to and in ly opinion it is the kind of plant Abi- lene needs ancl must have." Jesse F. (T-Bonc) Winters, who {.receded Minler as mayor, agreed that the passage of the bond issue is important to the future of the city. "It looks to me like they have us in a Winters said. "There is nothing else we can do to give t'-'i the type treatment we must have, and we must do some- thing to provide adequate treat- ment." Hudson Smart said "I think Ihis is the best way to solve Ihe prob-. lem. If is the amount needed to put in an adequate plant, we certainly should do it." Roscoe Blankenship also is in favor of passage of the bond issue. HUDSON SMART 'best way' Florida Tornado Kills 15, Injures 75 to 100 Others Last Minute Tag Buyers Go Tag-Less Motorists who literally waited until the last minute to buy their 962 auto licenses found them- selves tag-less Saturday evening vhen tiie tag selling offices closed early because of "employe fa- igue." The county tax assessor-collec- or's office, scheduled to remain open until p.m., closed its doors about 4 p.m. The esti- mated 200 persons still in line at hat time were taken care of, but hose who arrived later did not. t is customary here to shut the doors early to allow the clerks-to ;et caught up by quitting time. But at the three supermarket iubstations in town, scheduled to >e open unil 6 p.m., sales were topped about p.m. also, re- portedly because of the heavy vork load the employes had dur- ng the day. Persons attempting to buy tags ifter that were told that the coun- y tax office would be open at 8 i.m. Monday. However, on Mon- iay it will be illegal to drive an auto with 1961 license plates on it. And there's a penalty of 20 per unless the car owner accom- panies his late registration with in affadavit that the vehicle has lot been used without the legal ags. County Tax Assessor-Collector Burl King could not be contacted iaturday night for a semi-official on the final day's sales. WEATHER Heavy Damage Left by Storm MILTON, Fla. tornadoi at least 10 homes destroyed and plunged from a black cloud with- 25 extensively damaged, out warning Saturday, killing The town's only hospital, a 50- persons, injuring scores of structure, filled quickly with and leaving widespread damage i injured victims. The hospital in this northwest Florida town, [transferred 19 of the most serious- Nine white persons and six Ne-pj nuft to Peraacola hospitals and groes died in wreckage left byi See STOKM 7.A; 5 the twister which roared over town of population, 15 miles Persia, shortly The Florida Highway Patrol timated 75 houses were dcsiroyud and scores of others were dam- aged in varying degree. The in- jured were estimated at bet ween j 75 and 100. The tornado ripped through aj mile-long strip extending from the! College Park residential area to; northwestern outskirts of tiiej Unanimous approval of adding town. It swirled on through an a seventh floor to the new Minnie unpopulated area toward the L. Anderson Building at Hendriefc FLORIDA TORNADO DAMAGE rescuers search wreckage Liz, Burton Nighfclubbing In Rome While Eddie Fumes small community of llunson, up- Memorial Hospital was given Sat- (Ar trees and damaging oy the board of trustees, lated structures. E M CoIIjeri hospital adminis- The Rev. Robert Cowling. rec-jtrator. said the building commit, tor of St. Mary's Episcopal, tec-s ,-ecommendat ion for the floor church and disaster chairman means that ths the Red Cross, said an aerial will haVE the [irst mecU. vey showed the area of damage ica! facilities in was five miles long ara, a quar-i decjsjon was import- ter-mile wide, extending since constructiM1, already jr northwest Milton o northeast ofjin Jhe ,iminao. stages. site; the towns outskirts. jfm. lh js faei cleamt, Ln By FRANK BRl'TTO ling reports that his marriaqeimillion-dollar current production damaged or destroyed. He __11.... ______ nf .1. 4l1rt (HUH ROME the Oscar-winning actress is of the sultry queen of the Nile, Twentieth Century-Fox, had noth- and Richard the rocks. and "Mark night- Laler Fisher turned up in say. ington, D. C. and told a reporter: A spokesman clubbed Saturday on Home's Via Yeneto adding fuel to a romanticj blaze that is shooting off sparks on two continents. vo enough rcporters and who had been He estimated that between 200 and 250 homes were severely! the homeless at about 400 per-j west of the hospital to Hickory St. Contracts for more than a mil- been signed for Oscar Rose as Fmy cots were set up for lhe! homeless in the countv court-! contractor. new building is a memorial A witness of the posbnidnight to last a on the town said they "held! Ie :ind asked for a reply to Fisher's Newjhouse. Vork statement, said at the end) whoso of the day. "1 can't get a A number of lhe George S An- homes were !S bomS financed prm- end wnuhu t were sent to Whiting Field, anally by her husoand, who is of the Pcnsai-ola board chairman and has station.'Others moved in with a leader in development of ROSCOE BLANKENSHIP 'only thing for us lo do' Ernest G r i s s o m, who served immediately before Winters, isi (Wrather Map Papf 11-A) ABILENE AND VICIMTV (Radius 40 files) Fair Sunday .nut Monday. Con med cool Sunday ant! a little v londay. Hieh Sunday 60 la 65, nishl 35 to 40, Monday 65 to 0, NORTH CKNTRAL TEXAS-Fair Sun- ay throiiRh Monday. Cooler northwest utnlay. Not quite so cool Monday. unday fiO-C5, NORTHWEST TEXAS Partly elotid'v with to clear in south Sunday. Fail mday nUht and Monday. Cooler in Sunday. A warmer Monday. iticr.lt Sundiiy 50 in north fi2 in south SOUTHWEST TEXAS Clear to part- ly cloudy arid a little warmer Sunday and Monday. Hish Svnda> fiti-76. TEMPER ATI; OES Sal. a.m. Sal. p.m. ______ 55 3r. ._......... _____...... 6) 37............ Ions, and absolutely false mount "Personally, I feel the thing for us to do is vote the bonds and build an adequate plant. In planning Ihe project, we should make sure that everything is done that can possibly help to assure the city that it will be through, with the problems of sewage dis-j There has been no organized op- posal." [position to the bond issue. iow living in Arizona and C. Gatlin, the city's first mayor after! the city manager form of govern-! ment was installed, was out ofi 63 43 51 55 HiBh town and will not return until Mon- :t iltgh day. .....___ a-on ....._____ and low for 24-hours 'A and 35. and low same dale last year: 37. ;t night: sunrise today: Aid Halt Be Felt Here hardest hit with'aside and equipped for research. Manckiewicz also was quoted by the paper as saying. "I even give her permission to .flirt with !Red Chinese Mao Tze-j tung. What is important, is that! she finish Ihe film and. above lhat she let me work in holy peace." Miss Taylor, Burton ant! about half tho "Cleopatra" east put in a full day's work on the set Sat- Train Hits Abilene's school system, whichilene District received in'urgay' )lormnlly a as an money !o apply to is classified area" could be affected finan- cially by a national administration A 57-year-oItl Abilene man wasj Baker was stopped at the stop injured shortly after !0jlight on S. 1st St. at the time of Saturday when his car col-lthe accident. at the Jackson and Woodson schools in sunset toniRht: Barometer rcatlinB n Humidity nt 9 p.! 9 p.m.: GR pnr dc.cision Friday to cu( A aid to segregated explained that he Vould with a'frdsh, train at thel Three U.ydHougbtQn of Sayles Blvd. crossing between NJ2224 Ivaahoe, John Winter, Box ,he fjlm bcfol.el i the cameras drew only chuckles. Steel Negotiators Announce Two-Year Labor Agreement By NORMAN WALKER PITTSBURGH ne gotiators announced Saturday terms of a new two-year labor agreement that was immediately hailed by President Kennedy ns lulfilling his appeal for an early and responsible- settlement. The pact waived any immedi- ate wage increase but provided e broad array of contract changes including new vacation and re- tirement provisions aimed at employes-income and job sew walkout was "obviously noninflalionaryin-ill be free to renew a and should provide a solid base [threat. It is given the right to re- for continued price stability." The union policy committee, which had already ratified the new agreement along with the un- ion's executive board, greeted Kennedy's remarks with ap- plause. The President praised the contract's "new and imaginative benefits in areas most vital io sharing work lime in an industry hard hit by unemployment. David J. McDonald, president of the Steelworkers Union, said provisions for longer vacations and extra vacation time'off for iMiger-service workers, together with more, liberal pension ar- rangements, should open work in steel mills to thousands of extra employes. He said he did not know how many. The agreement apparently called for labor costs increases-In the neighborhood of 10 cents an hour, as was reported in advance The estimate was supported by an Industry statement that it would Increase labor costs about per cwn, The union laid no accurate cost estimate wai pos- However, Kennedy to a message to McDonald at the mien's Policy Commit- In rocetlni laid the settlement rity." An industry statement said the settlement is the most moderate in years ant! the first since 1954 achieved without a strike. It lifts the danger of a strike only until August 1963, however, because on that dale the union NEWS INDEX Obituories SECTION A Oil mwt SECTION Dyeii Post 10 11 TV Scout 11 Book nowi 11 SECTION C Woimn'i mwi 1-16 11-13 SECTION P 1-5 Church mwi II firm imriittt II open the contract as of then on wages, pensions, insurance ami other matters.' It was evident, however, thai success in negotiating a new agreement a full three months ahead of the June 30 expiration of present contracts reflected a new era of cordiality in an indus- try long marked by hectic labor relations. Kennedy said the pact indicated "industrial statesmanship of the highest order." Thus, at, the mo- ment, there was every hope (hat the prospective renegotiations in 1M.1 could be carried out with similar good will. Referring to the good feeling on sides, the steel industry statement said the outstanding feature of the negotiations had xen "Ihe spirit of cooperation and understanding evidenced by the bargaining teams on both sides." In ttai connection the joint in- dustry-union Human Relations Committee established in the set- tlement that followed the record lift-day strike in 1959 will be con- tinued with expanded rcsponsibil- iUei to gel doyvn to work on, the problem coming up in the 19S3 contract .Mourning starting ,n September of 1063 Ihe (wo ,..hoiees: administration will cut off tojin( m. segregated schools. Associ.lM Press saH The Associated Press reported lhat about million in f-d-! Tcxas Educgtion Agency, eral money came to Texas in 19611 tlirol'Eh whlch the fcdcral funds under ihu operating costs pro-imusl Pass bcfore bcins Of this total about !o !hc scnools. ion went lo segregated schools Associated Press that -bout In Abilene's district the fedcra money granted for operation anc Saturday, the Italian splashed pictures, together and K. 1st Sis. :80L, Abilene, and Frank Sigmund James Samuel Lee of 2278 Low-! of Box 451, Abilene, were stopped was .taken to Hendrick Uu the light on S. 1st also. eported that about 20 to 25 apparently Patrolman Don Slatton, who in-jdidn't see the train before tie which makes grants for to the lightodly, holding Burton by the, construction and the other which (school district One is bv a vote arm. He too was smiling, but the accident, said Lee! crash. provides money for operating of lhc people in district broadly. costs to districts that include second is when required to do sol large numbers of children whojhy means of injunction federal property but at-j lhrough ,he courts- was driving north on Sayles and! The 1958 Ford sedan Lee was Umberto Spagna, one of Rome'slwas hit bradside by the came to rest nn its top at of persistent frce-lanccjlrain going east. car v.-aajthe bottom pf the embankment live on tend local schools. Secretary of Welfare Abraham Fiibicoff announced Friday that In the final analysis, the effect of the decision by the government will be lo give school officials in photographers who haunt theikneoked off the tracks on Lee still inside. night spots, gave this account of j north side and about -ii) to 45 feel- Patrolman Slatton reported that, Miss Taylor's and Burton's stayjeast of the inierseclion, Slatton-JLce suffered head and body at Bricktnp's. one of Rome's note] said. night spots. Ijuries and "he's about as near According-to Slatton. there wercldead as you can get." at 11 p.m. "t went to Bricktnp's, but eycwitnesse.-i to the crash.! At the next crossing to the st, jiiu'luding Abilene Pa-Irolman persons were kiilw' Jert Baker. 129 whi-r- i-uilided. See TAYLOR, Pg. 7-A. Col. 5 maintenance under Public Law 874 amounted to ill Under Public Law 815, the Abi COLLECTION TIME IS NEAR don't forget the tax Wtlhin a days yntir mr- Her lioy will hn rollrrtmR for your piipcr. When lit- mile on yAu, iltiii'l foruel lav o.i ynur Hiih.HtTiptimi .is llir Inw requires lluit this liulM lio pitid hy the rnnxiiiiirr. llV (inly 3c mnnth on morning or Avcninic on morrtinic Htid pvrning nntl Sun- fffly. Ynur rurrirr will reopenlion tat M will 180 school districts are not de- segregated in Toxas, but added lhat generally are small amounts or no money under the affected programs. Agency figures also show that currently there art' five districts which are not desegregated am! which are to receive about 000 in construction funds. However, this money already is committed and probably would riot be affected by Friday's de- cision. Because it will be future construction amounts that -vill be affected, it would he impossible now I" determine what the loss would !w under this program, the agency sai'l. Ribicoff announced his to a house odiicntion sulx-ommit- Ice which studying the of I'ltog'jitkm since IRM. lie had lH.'cn asked by the subcommittee for a ruling m to whcthei; it WHS legal to grant federal to aegreiatid achooto. TWISTED WRECKAGE This is what r cmains of the auto driven by of 2278 Lcwden, which was turned into scrap metal by a freight train M Blvd. crossing near downtown Abilene late Saturday night. Lot wr critical condition. (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) I   

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