Thursday, April 5, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT A 81ST YEAR, NO. 292 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1962 -5, I'WO SECTIONS PAGE ONE I By Katharyn Duffj Joseph Schuster, one of the World's .noted cellists, came to Abilene to appear Phil- harmonic Tuesday night but his social conversations here turned more to his pajama ex- perience than to music, Phil- harmonic Director Leo Scheer reports. The experience turned out a happy one. Mr. Schuster checked into the Windsor and. next day, discov- ered his pajamas had vanished. He searched and the hotel staff searched and he gave up and went out to buy a new pair. "I know I had he kept thinking. And, Tuesday morning as he sat practicing in his room there was a knock. He opened the door, he recounts, to a delegation of hotel employes, bearing in hand a small bouquet of flowers and the missing pajamas freshly laun- dered. The obvious had hap- pened, the sleepwear had been buried in the linens and tossed with them in the laundry chute. The famed musician accepted flowers and clean nightgarb, and gratefully fished out of his luggage a reward, 'a box of candy he had bought here to take home to his family in Bev- erly Hills. It wasn't that the pajamas were so valuable, Schuster said. He just wanted his "mental state vindicated." Some weeks ago H. Don Rodgers of Abilene ran out of First State Bank "personal- ized" checks and asked the bank to get him some more from the Dallas printer who prepares them. In due time the checks arrived and Rodgers proceeded with check-writing. At the end of March Mrs. Bddgers was somewhat puz- zled that the household account in First National was so low and H. Don was somewhat puz- zled that his First State check- ing account was so high. "Lousy at arithmetic...lake bank's word for he says, but the discrepancies were such he set about checking statements. There in First National's bun- die were the checks he had written on First State. It was a puzzle enough to make him read; for the first time, the new "First State" checks. There, printed plainly on the face of them, all six books of them, were the words, "First Nation- al Bank, Abilene, Texas." John Wright, First State of- ficer, says the printer can't ex- plain the error the two banks use different printers. As far a.s is known the Rodgers checks were the only ones switched. The recent Regional Science Fair, sponsored by the schools and The Reporter-News proved that kids are certainly smart- end that parents are certainly durable. These leftovers from the Fair were gleaned from AHS Science Teacher Odell Johnson: One mother, having to come at 9 p.m. to check out a child's project at the fair's close, was heard to mutter as she escaped the Armory where it was held, A tyke called out as a win- ner marched forth, head high, to receive a ribbon and some- one in the audience remarked he wouldn't be prouder if he got to be President. The lad's moth- er answered in a firm voice, "And neither would I." A mama, eyeing fondly a win- ning ribbon, commented, "Well, I guess this pays off for my kitchen cabinet's doubling as an operating and another breathed a sigh of relief when it was all over and said, "Now I guess there's not any cxcusfc any longer for not cleaning the living room." One National Guard sergeanT went to the Armory kitchen for refreshments during the fair and lost his lasts for sweets. A hamster had escaped one proj- ect, had been caught and put. in the cookie box for safe-keeping. Prat (ff) Rains Sprout Smiles On Farmers' Faces Hazards Come With Spring Rain KIM IN A HURRY Actress Kim Novak, barefoot and wearing a full-length sable coat over her night- gown, carries an armful of clothing as she runs from her 14th floor Hotel Plaza room in New York early Wednesday. The hasty exit came when she awoke at the smell of smoke which came from a fire in a kitchen of the hotel. She returned to her room when firemen assured her there was no danger. The fire was con- fined to the kitchen. (AP Wirephoto) Estes Probers May Dig Deep PECOS, Tex. federal grand jury showed signs Wednes- lay that it may dig deeper into he Billie Sol Estes mortgi cases tlu. i the Justice Depart- nent originally asked. The jury, meeting in El Paso, :alled at least three men not <nown to be connected with the me specific charge of fraudulent WEATHER See Related Picture, Pg. 2-A mortgage dealings filed by the The charge was filed against Estes and three associates last Thursday. All four are free on bond rang- ing from for Estes to each for the other three. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMSIERCF WEATHER BUREAU IWeathcr Mao, Pair 4-11) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 niles) Partly cloudy Thursday an< 'riday, with no important temperature hanKes. Ilifih Thursday around 65. I.ov hursday night 50-55. High Friday in NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Moslb loudy Thursday scattered showers and lunderstorms mainly east and south orlinns. Partly cloudy Tliursrfay night nd Friday. A little warmer west portion hursday afternoon. Cooler Thursday, iBht. A li'.lle warmer Friday. High hiirsday generally in the 60s. NORTHWEST TEXAS Partly clouds 'hursday through Friday. Slightly higher 'lernoon temperatures. Cooler Thurs- ly night. High Thursday 60 north tc I southwest. TEMPERATURES cd. a.m. Wed. p.m. 53 IrOO............ 55 57 55 55 55 55 55 56 55 55 55 55 54 56 51 57 53 57 57 ........_... 56 High and low lor 24-hours ending 5 m.: 53 and 54. High and low same date last year: and 4H. Snn-set last nlKht: sunrise today: 41: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 3 p.m.: 28.17. Humidity at 0 p.m.: 9.1 per cent. Called before the jury were men from El Paso, Midland anc Alpine. Authorities did not idcnti- jby them. Assistant U. S. Ally. Fred Mor- ton said the jury is expected to continue their studies into Thurs- day. The Justice Department charge claims that the four caused Gene Wells Oil Co. to sign mortgages for anhydrous ammonia tanks. It adds that the tanks worth do not exist. Wells testified before the grand jury Tuesday and courthouse ob- servers said the jury could have reached a decision then if it wished to limit itself to the one specific complaint. Estes, 37, grain storage and anhydrous ammonia king of Tex- as, meanwhile labored from be- :ore dawn to late at night at his headquarters here in an effort to save his agricultural and finan- cial empire. One move came Tuesday when Sec Pg. 16-A, Col. 1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain brought needed moisture Texas Wednesday but made jsome streets and highways dead- ly slick and contributed to the drowning of three persons on Lake Texoma. Thunderstorms raked some renj from Laredo to east of Abilene but a severe thunder- storm alert for a wide area of the state expired at 9 p.m. with- out heavy damage reported. James Tackett, 18, a Grand- view, Tex., high school senior was killed at Itasca in Central Texas when his car skidded broadside into the path of a heavy truck during a rain that slicked U.S. 81. Near Gainesville, on Lake Tex- oma, two men and a woman drowned when their small out- ward boat overturned as they lurried to return to shore after a rain started. The drowning vic- tims were Mr. and Mrs. James Dale Beam and Joe A. Foster, all of Gainesville, three women- fishing nearby threw Mrs. Foster fishing line and pulled her aboard another small boat. Power and telephone service was knocked out briefly in Laredo when lightning bolts struck utility icles and lines at two places in he border city. There were no injuries and service was restored in less than an hour.' Possible hail and damaging winds were in the thunderstorm 'orecast which went into effect at 3 p.m. Maximum temperatures, for the most part in the upper or middle 60s ranged from 56 at Dallas to 77 at El Paso. More rain fell at Kenedy, Ban- dera and Seguin. Ray Keck, president of the itockman's National Bank at Co- ulla, said the showers in thai! area would lessen the threat of irass fires. But, for the proper imount of needed moisture, Keck said, "We need a three-inch rain followed by a slow drizzle." More good rains fell in the Temple area of Central Reserves drastically by Wrecks Injure 8 On Slick Roads Slow soaking rains of up to 3 to 9 p.m. The area inches, much needed in dry Wes Central Texas, fell Wednesday over a widespread area. By 10 p.m., the squall line ha een blown and that normal oper- ations could be resumed quickly. However, the holes in the under- ground cable were discovered and vorkmen had to dig up the cable o make repairs. Stuckey said the line is one of three major east-west transmit- and that communications and broadcasts from the eastern IN rawm, PI. IM, M. t now under Senate debate tha would permit him either to loan the million to the United Na- tions or purchase that amount oi U.N. bonds. Late in Ihe day, Sen. Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, D-Mont. obtained an agreement limiting debate on the bill. This will per- mit voting on amendments and substitutes to start Thursday Final disposition may not come until next week. Sparkman read Kennedy's let- ter to the Senate and said he was confident it would answer ques- tions raised about how the Presi- dent would use the authority. Some Republicans, however, wanting to commit the President o a short-term loan at the same interest rate the United States has io pay in its borrowing, did not agree. "I do not feel this letter obviates in any way the need to ivrite standards into this said Sen. Roman L. Hruska, R- Ncb. Sen. John G. Tower, R-Tex., said the letter was couched in am- rigunus terms. The opposition is Aimed at pre- venting Kennedy from purchns- ng half of r. U.N. Kind issue needed to pny debts stemming from refusal of some nations to pay assessments for peacekeeping operations in Uw Middle Bait lltt Congo. 103rd of Iowa, Minnesota and Wis consin. The Army did not disclose the identity of the six priority divi sions which will be tagged for call-up first in event of a future emergency. It was believed four of them would be the 26th Infantry of Mas- sachusetts, the 28th of Pennsyl- vania and two National Guard di- visions now on active 32nd Infantry of Wisconsin and the 49th Armored of Texas. The top priority, six division force, intended to back up the 16 regular Army divisions, will bo maintained at 75 to 80 per cent of strength as compared to 52 78 per cent in the past. Men of the eight divisions be- ng eliminated will be reor- ganized into eight separate bri- National Guard and four Reserve. They will range in size from to men grouped in four o six battalions cnch, One thought back of the plan s that Independent bricadw could he filtered into divisions to beef up their strength. The Army Mid its plan Is "cY flw WARD, ft. 1-t planting. Spring pastures should begin perking up with the added moisture. Although land has been a little dry on lop during the winter, underground seasoning has been good. Stanley said. .57 Inch Officially Rainfall in Abilene ranged from .57 inch reported at the U. S. Weather Bureau to as much as 1.10. according to rain gauges at 873 Shelton and 682 E. N. 15th. Dycss Air Force Base had .91. Abilene. Big Spring. Colorado City. San Angelo. Sweetwater, Brownwood and Brady were included in the severe weather of Abilene were re-routed within five minutes, but that communications into Abilene, by way of the damaged coaxial cable, were impossible until repairs were made. Stuckey said other cables and overhead lines could handle most of the telephone calls. "However, it would have made things difficult if this had occurred during the rush hours of 2 and 3 said Stuckey. Repairs were expected to be completed by iate Wednesday night. WHERE IT .60 50 Total for Year 1 CITY iJl 873 Shelton 1 1.2S 1020 Cedar .90 582 E. N. 23rd 1.00 742 Sandefer 1 50 MORAN 1.50 MUNDAY .39 426 Poplar 32 522 Grapo 1 2.20 682 E. N, iSth 1.10 DYESS AFB 1.00 1-50 ANSON .58 i'v BAIRD BALLINGER 2.20 .65 BIG SPRING ...............02 BLACKWELL.................80 BRECKENRIDGE ...........57 BRONTE BUFFALO GAP .50 1.20 CISCO 1.00 CLYDE 1.10 COLEMAN.....................9J COLORADO CITY KASTLAND HAMLIN .....................M HASKEU. .................41 WINTERS HAWUEY.................. .7IWYUK RISING STAR ROBERT LEE 6-7 miles northeast .80 ROBY ROCHESTER ROTAN' 2 miles south ROSCOE RUI.K SNYDER SWKETWATER SYLVESTER TUSCOLA WEINFRT WKSTBHOOK .70 40 l.Zd .It .M m m IM