Abilene Reporter News, April 2, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

April 02, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1962, Abilene, Texas ffje "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 4 I t'', i> XV 81ST YEAR, NO. 289 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 2, 1962-SIXTEEN PAGES PAGE ONE Mrs. Emmctte Chandler was reading microfilmed files of The Reporter-News Saturday on a recent project and came across some memory-ticklers, the "Re- porter-News ration calendars." Remember? Moderns vexed with "bureau- cracy" might be consoled with reports on the intric'acies of liv- ing in wartime. An October, 1944, "ration calendar" pointed out by Mrs. Chandler prescribed: "Meatvfals, etc., Book 4 red stamps A8 through 28 and A5 through p5 now valid indefinite- ly. No more will be validated un- til Dec. 3. "Processed foods, Book 4 blue stamps A8 through Z8. "Sugar, Book 4, stamps 30, 31, 32 and 33 for five pounds, Stamp 49 for home canning. (in "Shoes, Book 3, airplane stamps 1, 2 and 3. "Gasoline, 13A coupons in new basic "a" gas ration book good for 4 gallons each through Dec. 21. .84, B5, C4 and C5 good for 5 gallons, Remember? And the red tape was endured with remarkably few murmurs. It was but a small part of the sacrifices of wartime. Mrs. Chandler noted another item, this one from a 1919 edition: "Mrs. Dallas Scarbor- ough, wife of the mayor, was the first woman to pay a poll tax in Taylor County." Politics, junior grade, has just done its work in "Sunshine Mrs. Pat Soladay's second grade at Crockett School. Four councilmen, one for each row, and a "city manager" (ntft Mayor) were duly elected. The winners: Four girls and one hoy. Leslie Van Zandt was the lone lad winning a council post. The council girls are Julie Brown, Cheryl Hamilton and Harva Marti and the city man- ger is Diane Reeder. From one of the fellows in the room we hear that the party lines were drawn on sex, not on political philosophy. "Girls won't vote for boys, but, you know, there are some boys who'll vote for a he said in disgust. Politics, senior grade, unfolds tomorrow in city and village about the slate. Questions coming to this office indicate these reminders are in order: One Abilene commissioner will be elected from one from "southside." All Abilene voters vote, how- ever, on both offices. Polling places will not neces- sarily be where voters tradi- tionally vote. The city of Abi- lene will operate only 10 polis (Mip showing where to vote was in our Sunday paper.) There are no party lines for this city election. Democrats and Republicans will vote at the same polls. And, on behalf of election judges everywhere. "Vote early. Please vote early." f Father of Estes Tries to See Son ESTES TRANSFERRED Billie Sol Estes, right, enters the receiving room at the sheriff's office in El Paso, escorted by Deputy U.S. Marshal Ralph Gilliland, center. Estes was brought to El Paso from Pecos for a hearing in Federal Dis- trict Court on a plea for bond reduction in the spectacular mortgage case. Estes' bond originally was set at Judge R. Ewing Thomason will conduct the hearing at 11 a.m. Monday. At left in photo is El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Jake Martinez. (AP Wirephoto) 2 Abilenians Die In 2-Car Wreck Two Abilene residents were kill- ed and two Winters Negroes were seriously injured in a head-on au- omobile collision about 16 miles rest of Winters on U. S. Highway 277 about p.m. Sunday. Dead on arrival at Winters Mu- licipal Hospital were Marion M Webb, 49, of 1909 Sewell St., and lis wife, Ona Faye Webb, 43. Robert Lee Johnson, 35 of Win- ers and Ola Small, age unknown also of Winters were taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital by Ipill Funeral Home ambulance ollowing the accident. Officials at the hospital listed fohnson's condition as serious am1 Ola Small was listed as eiiiic-i'J The extent of their injuries hac not been determined late Sunday night, a hospital spokesman said Highway Patrolman James kVood, investigated the cident, said Johnson was driving 1961 Pontiac north on U. S. 277 COLLECTION TIME IS NEAR don't forget the tax Within n few yonr car- rier hoy .he collecting for your paper. When he calls on you, don't forget the on vaiir subscription as the law requires that this tax must lie paid by the consumer. It's only 3c per month on morning or evening lint! Sunday; So on morning and evening and Sun- day. Your carrier nili appre- ciate your cooperation and so will we! and Webb was driving a IS61 Ford, going south. Both cars were total- ly demolished, Wood said. Wood said the two cars collided almost head-on near the center of the road with Mrs. Webb being thrown from the car and the other three persons pinned inside. Mr. and Mrs. Webb's bodies Chief of Police In Rome Killed ROME (AP) Gen. Mario Tobia, 49, Rome's chief of police, died Sunday, eight days after he was shot by a traffic policeman suspended for repeated breaches of discipline. were returned to Abilene Sunday night where services were pend- ing at Kiker-Warren Funeral Home. They were married March 27, 1936, in Silverton, Tex. Both were members of the Southwest Park Baptist Church. Mr. Webb was a carpenter for Brown and Root Construction Co., and was presently working on the Shep Atlas Missile site. They are survived by four daughters, Mrs. Marion Faye Roberts of 549 Pueblo, Mrs. Dsvid Lanier of 1210 Green, Mrs. Linda Lee Lanier of 1210 Green, and Betty Elizabeth Webb of the home and two sons, Marion Monroe Jr. and Michael Gene of the home. Sweetwaier Man Dies After Wreck SWEETWATER H. fohuyler Jr., 40, of 311 E. 12th St. here died at a.m. Sunday n Simmons Memorial Hospital of lead injuries received in a traffic accident north of here early Sun- day. Two others were injured. A 14-year employe of the South- western Bell Telephone Co., he lad lived in Sweetwater the past our years. He was driving north on State Highway 70 in a 1955 Studebaker when the car overturned at a curve 1 mile north of the Sweet- waier city limits. The accident occurred about 1 a.m. Sunday. The car apparently turned over :wice and landed on its wheels. Highway Patrolmen Leo Sanders and Ernest Humberson said. They said Schuyler was thrown clear of the car and was on the pavement "With a severe head in- jury when they arrived. The two others injured were John C. Sharrock, 40, of Sweet- water and Miss Thelma Cohorn, 37, of Hamlin. All three were taken to the hospital here by ambulance. The other two were not believed U. 8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Wealber Mip, page S-A> ABILENE AND VICINITY Radlm 40 cloudy and mild through Tuesday. High Monday 65. low Monday tight 40-45, high Tuesday 70. NORTH CENTRAL and a little warmer Monday and Monday night. Tues sday part warmer. High Monday 60 lu 70. NORTHWESTERN TEXAS Fair and Partly cloudy and a .._ iday night and Tuesday. High Monday 62 north to 11 south. SOUTHWESTERN Fair and a Htle warmer Monday through Tuesday, Highest -Monday in 70s. seriously injured. Survivors include two sons, David, 11, and W. B., 10; a home; five sisters, Mrs. Tina Duck of El Paso, Mrs. Ruth Dick- son and Laverne Sehuyier ol Denton, Mrs. Betty Clouch of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Frances Covolik of Dallas: and a brother, R. G. of Fort Worth. Funeral will be held at Cate- Spencer Funeral Chapel here at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. J L. Cartrite, pastor of the Lamar St. Baptist Church, officiating Burial will be in Denton at 5 p.m. Monday at Rose Lawn Cemetery. USING MISSILE BASES Nuclear Tests by Regular Crews Urged by Officials WEATHER rtly cloudy and a Uttle EL PASO, Tex. officers transferred West Texas 'inancier Billie Sol Estes from the Reeves County Jail in Pecos to El Paso Sunday. Estes, wearing a dark suit with TEMPERATURES 42..........._ 44............ 38. 36 41 45 S3 _____ High and ibw lor 24-hours ending 9 p.m.: 58 and 35. High and low same date last year: Sunset last sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: At.tt. Humidity at 9 p.m. 39 per cent.______ James Lee Dies Soon After Wreck James Samuel Lee, 57, of 2278 Lowden St. died at a.m. Sunday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital after being critically in- dau'ghterT'MarfKay. of''the jured two hours earlier when his Hearing on Bond Reduction Today but I do know enough about this man that. I wouldn't mind signing his bond to the limit of my pability." State Agriculture Commisionsr- John C. White announced Sunday white handkerchief tucked of the state grain the breast pocket, arrived by car warehouse license of United Ete. shortly before noon in the custody valors, a grain storage eompajjfr- ot U.S. Deputy Marshal Estes. pending Gilliiand and Reeves County Sher- iff A. B. Nail. Estes looked straight ahead and ignored questions directed to him vestigation of the firm's storaga; records. Precautionary Measures White said an inspection Jan U by several newsmen as the three: showed all storage records in proper balance with grain oir men walked quickly through a side door to the El Paso County lland- The suspension and new Jail. Within five minutes he was vestigation, he said was a booked into the jail and sent to a cell. No Visitors On orders of the U.S. Marshal's office here Estes was allowed no visitors. He is to appear before federal district Judge R. Ewing Thomason at 11 a.m. Monday for a hearing to reduce Ms bond of The bushy-haired, bespectacled Estes, 37, had been held in jail at Pecos since his arrest on cautionary measure in view of dfr velopments in Estes' affairs. Three of Estes' .associates Harold E. Orr, 31, president of the Superior Manufacturing Co. of Amariilo; Ruel W. Alexander, of, Amarillo. 36, the firm's treasurer: and Coleman McSpad- den, 47. of Hereford and Lubbocit, a director already are free on bonds of each. Bonds Reduced Orginally held on bonds of Orr and Alexander were luuu cacti, urr ana mexanaer were Thursday on federal charges of from lhe potler County. conspiracy involving forged or al- tered chattel (personal property) mortgages. Officials of the El Paso County jail said that Estes' father, John o[ Texas at car collided with a freight train at the Sayles Blvd. crossing of the railroad tracks. Funeral was held at 4 p.m. Sun- day at Laughter-North Chapel with the Rev. C. N. Jones officiating, assisted by the Rev. Robert Griffith. The body was then taken to En- terprise, Ala., for rites at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be held there. Mr. Lee had been a carpenter here about eight years and was By C. YATES MCDANIEL WASHINGTON (AP) Some military leaders want weapons in future nuclear tests to be fired by regular crews from operational bases. This might entail flights of fully armed missiles over popu- lated areas. This was learned from testi- mony released Sunday by the House Appropriations Committee. President Kennedy has an- nounced that aerial nuclear blasts will be Pacific touched off in a testing area late mid- this month unless the Soviet Union agrees to a closely supervised test ban. No details of plans for these tests have been released although Kennedy has said they would be conducted so as to minimize dan- gers from fallout of radioactive debris. The outline of how the military wants the tests conducted merged from the the heavy censoring which preceded publication. Much of the information came Falling Tower Called Human Error By EDWARD B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) Multi- ple human errors rather than an act o( God were blamed Sunday for collapse of a radar tower which plunged 28 men to death in an Atlantic storm early last year. A report by Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., chairman of a watchdog defense investigating group, said, "None of the principal agencies Involved in this tragic episode were entirely free from These included the designing engineers, the building contrac- tor, the Navy, which supervised construction and repair, and the Air Force, which used the huge metal tower as part of its tadar to guard against enemy attacks. When the storm-baitered tower finally disappeared in an ley gale on Sunday, Jan. IS, 14 Mr Force personnel and an equal {unconscionable neglect and was this tragic episode." number of civilian workers were drowned. The three-legged tower was lo- cated about 80 miles off the New Jersey coast. Long unstable, it was known as "Old to those who worked on it. The tower platform was about 65 feet above the ocean surface and it stood in 185 feet of water. Critized most heavily by the Senate investigators were the de- signing engineers, Moran, Proc- tor, Muescr i Rutlcdge nf New York City, and Theodore M. Kuss, an engineer-inventor employe. The report said Kuss and the designing firm failed to advise the Air Force or the contractor that the storm-weakened tower, which had netn repaired several times, could or would collapse. Senators Mid this "constituted the sole responsibility of Moran, Proctnr, Muescr Rutiedge." This was the second report by the Armed Services Preparedness Investigating subcommittee on the tower disaster. Its first, re- leased last June 15, was in ad vance of court-martial action against ihrec Air Force officers charged with neglect but since cleared. Stennis said the new findings are not a retrial or attack on de- cisions clearing these officers but an effort to "complete history of NEWS INDEX Since its earlier report, Stennis said his group had learned that the design engineers and the Navy's Bureau of Yards and Docks, had ignored warnings of two eminent professors of ocean- ography that the planned strength of the ill-fated tower was inade- This tower was designed to chiefs of Staff want. SECTION A AmuieiMMt............ 2 TV Scwt S 7 Uiiordh..............10 Comki 11 withstand winds of 125 miles an hour and 35-foot waves, or sim- ilar combinations. These criteria Were too low, Stennis said, citing a letter from Charles L. Ilrctschncider and R. 0. Reid, professors at Texas to the design engineers In which this was pointed out. The letter, written in 1955 about two years before the tower was built, went to Philip C. Rutledge, of Moran, Proctor, Mueser Rutlcdge, the designing firm. V from Army Maj. Gen. Kobert H. Booth, head of the defense Atomic Support Agency, while he was being closely questioned by Reps. George H. Mahon, D-Tex., and Gerald R. Ford Jr., R-Mich. The military refers to the be- ginning-to-end tryout of a weapon as a systems in contrast to a "proof test" which might be carried out merely by detonating a weapon's warhead without the preliminary firing and. delivery that would be necessary in com- bat. Booth said the Joint Chiefs of Staff are interested in making systems tests and Ford asked: "They want it fired by operation- al crews, from operational bases, with full weapons from beginning to Booth replied: "They wanted to check out the entire system; yes, sir." Further testimony indicated it is believed the Russians in their series of atmospheric tests car ricd out the type of beginning-to- end tests that Booth said the Joint presently employed by Brown an'd Root. He was born July 2, 1904, in Daleville, Ala. Patrolman Don Station, who in- vestigated the accident, said (was driving north of Sayles and his car was struck broadside by [he freight train, going east. The car was knocked about 45 feet east of the intersection, he said. The 1958 Ford sedan came to rest on its top with Lee still in- side. Four eyewitnesses reported: The censor deleted Booth's re- ply to a question as to whether the Russians have gone ahead of the United States in significant aspects of nuclear weaponry as a result of what Mahon called 'tremendous progress" in their last tests. It was not spelled out In the published testimony but if "sys- tems tests" are carried out, some things are obvious due to the na- ture of U.S. weapons. the jail Sunday and asked to see his son but left after being told of the no visitors order. See Him Monday They quoted Billie Sol Esles as saying when told of his father's visit "1 wiil probably see him at the hearing in the morning." Also asking to see Estes at the jail were the Rev. C. A. Butler, and three members of the Copia Street Church of Christ. They said they wanted to give him corn- munion. Jail officials said that Estes was quartered in a tank in the section reserved for federal pris- jail on the reduced bonds Satur- day. McSpaddcr. was released from the Lubbock county jail Fri- day night. Federal District Ewing Thomason will preside Monday at the bond reduction See ESTES, Pg. 2-A, Cols. Nikeman Here Dies In Wreck medical aid man at oners HeYs the only occupant Nike Missile Site here tank equipped to house killed and a fire control a prisoners. At noon he had a chicken dinner and Sunday night a supper of beans, salt pork, bread and coffee. Estes' lather refused to discuss ator at the site was injured in ,San Antonio Sunday when their I automobile hit a curb and skidded, 157 feet into an overpass support. Killed was Army Specialist 4-C John Tucker, 22, of the 5th .JU11I1 Ui HIV his son s case with newsmen Sun-ik Mi_sHe BaUaIion at Dyess day night, but said he would issue] a statement at 10 a.m. Monday.] A pas3cnger in the car. Pfc. who !dentitiedjTom B Humphries of Cairo, Ga., Side rOUr lepuncui nun n. iiuuit-'iiiicj vi Lee'was going about 20 to 251 himself as a insurance and fira eontrol operator at the miles per and apparently estate man from Pecos, wns in the didn't see the train. newsmen he felt that bond could; hut his condition was be raised for Estes even if it considered serious. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ina Broxton of Bellwood. Ala.; two brothers, John of Glendale, Calif., and Ruphard of Enterprise. Ala.; and several nieces and nephews. not reduced. Tucker, the son of Mr. and Teague said he knew Estes, hiSjMrs. William C. Tucker of Little father and brothers and Ark., entered the Army in "I don't know a thing about thisiApril 1959. He was to complete deal (the charges against term of service May 12. Five Syrian Soldiers Killed During Fight With Civilians By WEBB MCKINUEY BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Pro- Nasser civilians reportedly bat- tled government troops in Syria's second city of Aleppo Sunday and demonstrations against the new Syrian military junta erupted in the commercial center of Horns. The army was reported to have restored order Sunday night. The outbreak of violence was the first since military chiefs overthrew Syria's conservative regime in a bloodless coup March 28. There was no word on the ex- tent of the fighting but reliable reports reaching Beirut said at east five soldiers were killed in Horns, 100 miles north of Damas- us. The fighting began when sup- porters of President Gamal Alxlc! Nasser of the, United Arab Rcpub- ic marched on the Horns town ball carrying placards bearing of Nasser. Beirut newspaper L'Orient MM troops fired to dispcrw the crowd and that the demonstrators returned the fire, killing at least five soldiers. Reports said the junta dis- patched a delegation to Horns, which persuaded the dissident leaders to come to terms. The demonstrations in Aleppo, a city of more than only 25 miles from the Turkish border, were in support of the ousted re In Cairo, U.A.R. officials promptly announced support ol Syria against external aggressiqju U.A.R. State Minister Abdcl Kl-' der Hatim said in a statement that. "Syrian authorities are 'en- countering the U.A.H external dagger will place terial resources to repel gression against Syrian For a time large gime of President Nazim el Koud-j northern Syria were sealed si and Premier Marouf Dawalibi the army moved to restore Aleppo men. Informants said the Aleppo demonstrations were less serious than the Horns uprising. Throughout most of lhe day, Damascus radio broadcast ap- peals to the people of Aleppo lo support the junta and close ranks "before the dangers caused by the agents of imperialism." The broadcasts added to the mystery o( what was going on by claiming that "Israel and imperi- alism" were planning a at- tack on Syria. Only last Thursday, the lifted a six-hour curfew, apparent- ly confident.it was firmly in em- Irol after the coup. The military leaders said tlgy had ousted Dawalihi. his CaMMt and Koudsi because a', iand form reversals, pork-h.irrH tac- tics and infiltration oi the govern- ment by imperialist The military s.tid the coup, lift second in six rronths, WM signed to put Syria road to "constructive Artfc I ivn. up. M "Bargains ;