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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               tIRfje Ibflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 293 _ __ _______________ ABJLENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1962 PAGES I WIJ JOH3IH S96T Ot 3AV J101J 0908 X9 PAGE ON It is one of the mysteries of our times that the faster we arc able to move about the less time we seem to have. Joe Williamson, Abilene insur- ance man, has a slory from an era when the pace was slower and when time was more abun- dant. As young bucks Williamson and Bob Calvert (now state comptroller) had jobs working for the Santa Fo at Sweetwater. Actually, they had two jobs each. They'd sell tickets when it was time to sell tickets and in between they worked in the freight room. There were crowded mo- ments. Sweetwalcr was a busy railroad exchange point and passengers coming in on the would have to rush to gel, via horse drawn over to Ihe Santa Fe and buy Santa Fe tickets before board- ing California bound trains. But there was leisure, as in a story which came out of a trip Williamson and Calvert made one time. As railroad employes they had passes to ride the train and one hot summer day they went traveling. To Galveston? Wil- liamson can't be sure. The train was scooting along, maybe 30 miles an hour, and the windows of the chaircar were hiked to the top for that era's air conditioning. A good breeze whistled through as the train churned on. The travelers were well on their way and here came the conductor feet spread against the bucking train, gold watch chain bouncing, staggering down the aisle to punch tickets. Young Williamson and young Calvert handed over their pass- es and at that very moment a puff of wind rode in on the breeze, picked up one of (he passes and floated it out the window. Here was an emergency and the conducter responded. He reached up and yanked the cord and the train groaned to a halt. Out piled Calvert and Wil- liamson. Out piled the conduc- tor, the engineer, the brake- man, the hutch. Out piled as- sorted helpful passengers. The posse searched the road- bed, scoured the pasture and, for a fact, found the .slip of windblown paper. "Then we all climbed back on the train and away we chug- ged." Williamson says. "We had plenty of lime in those days lo lake off and do things. time to stop the train and hunt a lost pass. It makes you wonder if we'll ever have that much time again." Dr. W. S. Mathis, Harriin- Simmons School of Music, re- ports a sludenl description of the study of brass instruments: Jim Pfafflin, K-SU senior from LaCrosse. Wise., and a vocal- ist, on leaving a class in brass methods, declared "I've got a tuckered pucker." Voters throughout Texas will elect school trustees Saturday. Volers qualify by poll lax and by residence. You don't have to own properly, you don't have to have children in school to vote. Abilene voters will ballot at one of five polls. Courthouse, Fair Park, Woodson School, AHS Gym, Orange St. Fire Sta- tion. All voters in a school district vote on all posts to be filled. Vote early. Vote. WEATHER RULE GETS NEW CHAMBER PRESIDENT Awbrey Simpkins, left, was named president of the Rule Chamber of Commerce Thursday, succeeding Bill Yarbrough, standing. Nearly 200 persons attended the chamber's eighth annual banquet in Rule High School Auditorium. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) Scott Says Progress Only 'Safe' Subject By DAVID COBB Reporter-News Staff Writer E. Scott look "prog- fairs." He recalled the days when duels were used to seltie argu- ments. Now arguments are settled ress" as his theme and law courts, "with neither side ed Ihc federal government and with the results. He ad- liberals with dry caustic humor here Thursday night. Scolt, author of the nationally- syndicated column "Crossroads spoke before an audience of nearly 200 persons at the eighth vocated the return to duels to set lie political arguments, saying the loser could hardly call for a re- count. Scott also challenged the Dar- winian theory of evolution saying annual Rule Chamber of Com- thai before Ihe theory was ex- mcrcc banquet in Rule High School Auditorium. The chuckling audience in- cluding guests from Abilene. Mun-jcreatcd by the Lord, day, Haskell, Anson, Stamford and} But. continued Scott, progress Sail Scott explainjshould not be abolished. He cited! "We had sllhsoil moisture why he had taken progress as the as "the good of progress" thai pounded al least man believed he was superior to mass produced machines, having been especially Estes, Three Others Indicted on 8 Counts Warmup Due After Rains Dampen Area Clearing skies and warmer weather were forecast for Friday in the Abilene area as farmers and ranchers got used to the idea of having moisture on the ground again. Rains Wednesday and early Thursday over the area ranged up to 2.40 inches, the total at Ovalo. Baird's was the sec- ond top total. Abilene received .59 of an inch. Prospects for the 1962 crops mounted as the dry top soil blot- led up the moisture. By noon Thursday the hazards vhich accompanied the rainfall nad just about disappeared. Roads had dried off after a flurry of accidents, some serious. Ballinger telephone lines were back in or- der after Wednesday's wet cable trouble. The coaxial cable and station near Hamby dam- aged by lightning was back in operation. Agriculturists viewed the rain- fall with pleasure. H. C. Stanley. Taylor County Agent, exclaimed, "Everybody is really happy about the rain. It is wonderful that we can get a rain like this at this time of the j'ear." Stanley explained that "wheat is looking exceptionally good and the rain is good for small grain j crops although the cold weather froze the oals." He noted that the moisture would j WASHINGTON 'AP'i Senate government borrowing rate of a put the land in good shape forjDem ocr a ts and Republicans! little over 3 per cent. SLIP AND CHARGE Jose Maria Montilla, one of Spain's leading apprentice bullfighters, grimaces as he slips and fall s in the path of charging bull in Las Ven- tas ring in Madrid. The bull slipped on it s charge and buried its chin in the ground. Montilla suffered bruises and shock but was not gored. (AP Wirephoto) Senate Approves Bond Funds planting sorghum and cotton. It also will prove very beneficial to range land. friendly to the United Nations j xne substitute was offered by combined Thursday night to grant jSen 3. Hickcnlooper, R subject of his address. now any football player can be He was looking, he said. lor a appointed lo the supreme court. non-controversial topic when discovered there were none left, except progress. Not Even Half-Safe Even motherhood, he explain- his kids lo pay. said Scolt. ed, has come under fire as a re- sult of the population explosion. Patriotism is no longer safe since both Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy have come oul againsl Ihe super-patriot. Scott defined the super-patriot In the old days, he continued, man worked hard to save money. Now, with progress, he lives in hog heaven leaving the ilcbls for but we were short on surface moisture all Stanley add- ed. "This will help the surface See RAIN'S. PR. 7-A, Col. 2 In the fiekl of education, Scott recalled when a 17-year-old girl could teach a classroom of chil- dren lo read and write with no thought of the psychology required lo handle them. Now, he said, our children are sometimes able as one who thinks more of his j to go all the way through college country than of his parly, or oneiwithuut ever learning to read, who (hinks more of his natinnj Through progress, Scolt said, than the "jetting" First Family. Scotl defined progress as "the forward movement of our govern- ment's nose into our personal ,if- we now have the A-bomb, income taxes, and canned biscuits. Referring back to the popula- Scott said he also blamed progress for that. Many, he con- tinued, argued fhat modern tech- nology had played no part in the system which caused the explo- sion. But said Scotl, progress has given us the shorter work day. In closing, Scott commented "a community's values depend on the spiritual and moral stature of the people who live in il." C. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEIICI! WEATHER BUREAU (WcnUirr Man 1'ncr 7-m ABII.ENK AND VICINITY (Radius 40 MllOf) Cloudy lo partly clonily. and n mile Friday nml Snlunlay. Cooler ...intn Friday nichl. lUjjli Friilnv 4S NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Consider- able cloudiness nnd a little wanner Fri- day with a (cw ttmndcrnhowers north portion. Clear lo partly dourly Friday night and Satunlny. Cooler Friday Warmer Saturday. High Friday in 60s, NORTHWEST TEXAS Partly cloudy Friday and a iittlc warmer most section. Fair Friday night and Saturday. Conic r Fri Hig riday nifihl. A liltle warmer Saturday. Friday M north to 75 TEMPERATURES Thun. a.m. 51 51 51 51 Thurs, P.m. Ha 53 54 Sfi'OO 54 a 51 BS 50............ 52 50 IW 50 HlKh and low for 24-honm endlnit fl 55 ami 90. Hlffh tinri Inw mine dale Ian! yrar Sunitl IMI nlBhl: lunrlw Inday rendlm' at' 9 p.m.: at I p.m.: 17 ptr ctal. Foreign Aid Plans Hailed WASHINGTON (APl-i-resident Kennedy, in a secret pep talk Thursday to U.S. foreign aid exec- utives, is reported to have given a ringing endorsement of Ihe re- vamped U.S. aid effort and of its high command. Kennedy specifically gave his backing to Theodora Moscoso, head of his Alliance for Progress program of aid to Latin America, and lo Fowler Hamilton, the Nev.'jSoulh Plains Thursday night and threatened the whole region for York, lawyer who admmislors thcLwhUc aftcr the wcalher bureau new Agency for International DC- issucd an alcrt fol. lnc area. velopment. On policy goals, the President was said (o have emphasized Ihe overseas assistance programs as sional veto on use of any U.S. force or equipment in U.N. peacekeep- ing operations. This administration victory Accountant's Death Still Is Mystery EL PASO, Tex. gov- ernment indicted Billie Sol Estes, three associates and the Superior Manufacturing Co. of AmarHlo Thursday on charges of conspir- acy and transportation of faked mortgages from coast to coast. Federal Judge R. Ewing Thorn- said Thursday, night it would Inol be necessary for Estes and [the other defendants to post new bonds in the case. Thomason said the bonds made earlier by the 1 defendants would be sufficient !to carry them aver until the trial 'date. Judge Thomason, former con- gressman from West Texas, said ha probably would set an arraign- ment date next Tuesday. He in- dicated it would be within the next 10 days or two weeks. Asst. U.S. District Attorney Fred Morton said the total amount of alleged fraudulent mortgages and promissory notes directly involved in the indict- ment would come to million. The eight-count indictment said that prior to Jan. 1, I960, and to about March 5, 1962, Estes and the other defendants devised a scheme to defraud nine finance companies. The companies say they have about million in mortgages filed in West Texas listing anhy- drous ammonia tanks. One firm said in a civil suit that it can not President Kennedy authority lojlowa Vent under, 72-20, aslcame shortly after bipartisan sup- lend the world organization million on easy terms. I administration. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year ALBANY BALLINGER BRECKENUIDGE BRONTE COLORADO CITY CROSS PLAINS EASTLAND ELMDALE GOREE LAWN MERKEL OVALO RANGER STAMFORD TUSCOLA WINTERS Thrs. Tr. 2-Day Total 1.90 3.18 2-Day Approved 70-22 was a bipartisan j Most sjgnjfjcant among earlier compromise proposal that roll.call triumphs allow the President to make thejwas the lop.heavy rejcetion of a U.N. loan for 25 years and at i substilute which not only would per cent interest, if he wishes. Again and again through a long jhavc what tne administra. legislative day, the coalition beatition ,.cgarded as a dangerous con- back efforts to weaken Ihc checkrein on U.N. dent's discretionary authority cperatjons to limit executive powers to co- operate with U.N. peacemaking (efforts. The House has yet to act on the "hOTe'torred Republicans voted with of a White House-approved compromise loan plan had swamped an amendment which would have denied U.S. economic aid to any U.N. member that fell a year behind in payment of regu- lar or special U.N. dues. This was offered by Sen. S. R. Miller. R-Iowa, and went down, 78-15. It was refusal of many U.N. members, inside and outside the have barred any loan but would find the tanks which have been listed as security for its loans. Meanwhile, at Clint, Tex., the body of a certified public account- ant who had worked for Estes was found in his automobile. He was George Krutilek, 49, of El Soviet bloc, to pay special assess-jjng_" Authorities first believed he had died from carbon monoxide fumes piped into the car from the ex- haust. But the El Paso County coroner. Dr. Frederick Bornstein, said: "Krutilek certainly did not die from carbon monixide poison- (he Thrs. proposal aimed at nelpins anv ,oan and u a congrcs. Nations oul of a financial .05 .70iiam created by refusal of several .01 52Jmombcrs to pay special assoss- 50 emergency operations .20 .S2ji" 'he Congo and Middle East. 1.301 The substitute was offered by A 72-21 roll-call vote knocked M 1 i menU which pushed the United Na- cz f I President Kennedy wants to ease advancing million uder NEWS INDEX .05 1.30 .30 Sen. Bourkc B. Hickenlooper, R-j Iowa, chairman of the Senate .20 .20 .20 .70JGOF Policy Committee. -Just before its rejection. Sen. M. Dirksen, R-Ili., co- 2.40 1.70 sponsor of the compromise, de- fended the United Nations and the hacked compro- in an emotional speech. .20 1.40 Hail Reported In State Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hail pounded sections of the Muleshoe, near the New Mexico border, looked on as heavy hail struck northwest of the town. Farwell, in roughly the same sec- lion look a pounding as a large, of tremendous importance lo dumped hail there foi security of the United States andjlO minutes. to its foreign policy success. He pictured the Alliance for Progress program as a bellwether. Kennedy spoke for about 45 minutes to an audience of high- ranking aid officials at the State Mrs. Eugene Black, who lives about 9 miles northwest of Mule- shoe said Ihe hail pounded down vent pipe over a stove and rolled onto her floor as big as golf balls. The hail threat came to the South Plains as widespread rains, Department. It was. the second such talk within a week. Last Friday he over most of Texas, spoke to State Department policy- makers. As before, the officials were told thut Ihc President's remarks were strictly, off the record. Nei- ther the White House, the Stale out plow or plant. The rains especially cheered ranchers where ranges were eat- en to Ihe ground and grazing grasses had long been checked by lack of rain and the unseason- ably cold spring. Big areas in Southwest and West Texas were passed up by the rain. In most places the rains came gently down, soaking into the soil rather than running off. The Panhandle had Ihe heaviest rains in the state. In the northern Panhandle, farmer Ralph Patler- viilued in the millions of dollars fell The hcavicsl falls were in Ihc upper Panhandle, Central and eager for moisture. At some places farmers wore dusted in, Department nor AID would give with early crops stunted by drought and land often too dry to son reported 4.75 fell on his dared. Dirksen, the GOP floor, leader, closed the debate against the Hickcnlooper substitute and Dem- ocrats willingly deferred to him. The Illinois senator said he had found some things hard lo take in the debate. For one thing, he said a Republican senator had called the compromise "specious" and roared: "That's an affront to the senator from Illinois." "Who would raise questions here about he Ho- mandcd. "Why we spend more than that on lipstick in this coun- try in a year." "And we are asking Ihis for an organization that is trying to iso- ale Ihe forces that bring the scourge of war to the world." Dirksen said there w ere far more assurances in this bill than it had required in previous au- thorizations lo former President Dwifiht D. Eisenhower. "I have not lost my failh in John Fitzgerald he de- SECTION A Sporrs Food News Oil News SECTION B Women's News Amusements Editorials Comics.......... Obituaries Radio-TV Logs TV Scout......... Farm News, Markets 8-10 14 17 j favorable terms. Fifty Democrats and 22 Repub- licans teamed against the Rus- sell substitute, which was support- jed by nine Democrats and 12 Re- publicans. In addition to the veto provision, it would have forgiven temporarily money owed by the 3, 4 i United Nations to the United 9 (states for operations in the Congo 10 j but would have deducted this sum from future U.S. assessments. J? !Russell estimated this indcbted- [ness at million to 540 mil-, 17 jlion. He added that it would be hard of death because of decomposition of the body. The El Paso Times said it had learned "without a doubt" that Krutilek had been questioned by federal agents Monday, the last time he was reported alive. Gov- ernment sources would not verify that the accountant had been questioned. The nine companies the govern- ment claims Estes defrauded are: Pacific Finance Co. of Los An- geles, Calif.: Commercial Credit Corp. of Baltimore: Pioneer Fi- Sec ESTES, Pg. 7-A, Col. R spread 21 miles southwest of Pcrryton in about two hours. Two inch rains were general in Ochlltree County, a major Texas wheat area. By noon the heavier rains had ceased but lighter falls still came down, more frequently in South Texas. All the state skies except South Texas. All were areas those around E! Paso were cloudy where farmers and ranchers were or overcast Temperatures still were chilly for April, but slowly rising. Most afternoon temperature) were in the 60s and 60s. Dirksen said he was quite will- ing (o agree lhal many, things done in the United Nations and by (he United Nations had dis- pleased him, adding: "But I do not mean to sec Ihis efforl that began 17 years ago falter. I am not going to charge my conscience with a course of notion Hint would gn contrary lo Ihc foundation of Iho United Nalions." Climaxing a siring of victories, the Senate voted down an effort Ballinger's Man of Year, Editor Troy Simpson, Dies BALLINGER (RNS) Troy Putman Simpson, 70, editor of Ihe Ballinger Ledger for M years, died at p.m. Thursday in Ballinger Memorial Hospital. He had been critically ill since en- tering the hospital Monday morn- ing with a respiratory ailment. Funeral for Ballinger's 1961 Alan of the Year will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the First Methodist Church here, a church he had served in many capaci- ties through the years, including 26 years as its choir director. He was a member of the official church board. Officiating will be the Rev. Car- rol] Thompson, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Fred Campbell, pas- lor of the First Presbyterian Church U.S., and the Rev. J. B. Fowler Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial In Ever- green Cemetery will be directed by Ncwby-Davis Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Hurry Lynn, Joe Korman, R. E.. Ruble, Francis Perry and J. B. Nunn, all of Ballingcr, and J. A. Schna- lo limit the loan tolble of Mexla, three years and charge tho goinr Surviving his wifet cne TROY P. SIMPSON funeral Sjitarday daughter, Mrs. Fred McClanahan of Shreveport, La.; one sister, Mrs. Edward Mann of Los An- geles, Calif., and two grandchil- dren, Freddy and Betty ahan of Shreveport. A nun often honored by Ui townsmen, Mr. Simpson was nonetheless a man who did what he set out to do, and did it in an effective and self-effacing man- ner. His projects were many. Love and Devotion During ceremonies m Jan. S which honored him as t Man of the Year for veteran editor was called "tfj, father of his town" and praised as a man who gave love and devotion to the people of Ballinger and for four major ac- complishments ol the past year: work organizing the Community Chest drive, the town's 75th An- niversary observance the Mist Merry Christmas Campaign the drive to build the Ballinger Memorial Hospital, the place to which he was, to spend his bit four days of life. The editor had been numerous honors by and organiiatkmi la linger In addition ta hii Mw II the Year honor. 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