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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENpS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT a 01 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, >NE SECTION 818T YEAR, NO. 296 PAGE ONE Emma Joyner, secretary add pianist for First Baptist Church, visited the Blood Bank at Hen- drick Memorial Hospital for the first time a few weeks ago and the got the de luxe tour. She Bafui't seen it before but hat sent it more "custom- ers" than any other person. Miss Joyner is in charge of the cards; represent that church's "walking blood bank." When some person from: the congregation is in need of a blood: donor the call' goes to her through her to the vol- unteers: in the church. First Baptist has perhaps the "oldest" blood bank organiza- tion, but it is but one of several in town. Abilene Christian College, Mc- Murty's IHR fraternity, Hardin- Simntons, Abilene Classroom Teachers, Dyess Civil Service and many other churches are organized to provide blood don- ors when members or associ- ates of them are in need. The Hendrick Blood Bank wishes even more business, pro- fessional and religious groups would so organize. On an average week some 65 pints of blood are checked out of the Hendrick Blood Bank, Medical Technician Roland Pet- ers estimates. There are, some weeks when the demand multiplies. Because blood is a perishable commodity, only a small amount is kept on hand'at the bank. The human body is the best of all storages for the life- giving and life-saving liquid. AB negative blood is rare only one in every 200 has it, Peters says. But some other types can be "substituted." 0 negative blood is the one which concerns more often. Now, it semi, you can "put into" blood anything already there but you cannot add any- thing not there. The 0 negative has in it "nothing" so the 0 negative person is a universal donor. He can give to anyone. But, an 0 negative, for the same reasons, can receive blood only from another 0 negative. In the tragic and fatal illness of the late Dr. Evan A. Reiff, many transfusions were re- quired. He, an 0 negative, had been a frequent donor. Abilene's supply of 0 negative blood was at one time exhaust- ed, Peters said. Some more of that type had to be imported for Dr. Reiff. Organizations interested in forming blood banks should, Peters suggests, get themselves a get lists of po- tential donors and get their bloods typed. The Hendrick Blood Bank will do this, Peters said, fee for typing and Rh factor. The fee can be paid by donation o' one pint of blood for every seven typings. Patients can buy blood but the Blood Bank had much rath- er it be replaced by a donor. The Hendrick Bank is a mem- ber of the American Association of Blood Banks. Through this organization you can give a pint of blood here and it will be credited to the "account" of a patient in any other hospital in the nation that's a member of the association. Winter Pays Return Visit By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winter paid a return visit to the DakoUs and Minnesota Sunday, piling up snow two to three feet deep while temperatures in the Southwest headed into the 90s. The new snowstorm hit south- eastern North Dakota and eastern South Dakota during the night spread into west central Min- nesota as dawn broke, The snow was two to three feet deep in the Fargo, N.D., area and was drift- ing. Visibility hi actions of the thrtt-iUU area ranged from near to one-holf mile in blowing Windi ranged from 30 to 50 mllei an hour with up torn. At International Falli, Minn., M Inch at mm fell during the noon hour and covered UK ground. Gwtr wtacfc cauwd much drifting, maw o( cold air pBihid down bnv the awa and bo- Castro Sets Terms To Free Prisoners Refugees to Seek Cash for Release MIAMI, Fla. ref- ugees, while appalled at Prime Minister Fidel Castro's ransom demand for some war prisoners, expressed confi- count it had collected nearly one dence Sunday they will raise that million dollars. "We will raise whatever is need- A committee of relatives of ,the predicted a spokesman at the prisoners disclosed that it sent committee's headquarters. But while committee members optimistically proceeded with the believed Sunday's sentences with plans to ransom their loved ones, the ransom provision resulted other exiles shook their heads. Castro a cablegram Saturday of- fering to buy their release. Many from the offer. MISS WOOL OF 1962 Carolyn Barre of Yoakum, Tex., selected as the National Miss Wool of 1962 at the annual pageant Saturday night in San Angelo, beams as she receives congratulations from Miss Gayle Hudgens, the 1961 Miss Wool. Miss Barre won over 19 other candidates. (AP Wirephoto) John R. Fielder Succumbs at 82 John R. Fielder, 82, secretary- reasurer of, .the Fielder-Dilling- lam Lumber Co., was found dead at his home at 518 Meander about p.m. Sunday. The time of his death was estimated at around 9 a.m. Born Dec. 3, 1879, in Mississip- >i, Mr. Fielder moved to Texas n 1909. He lived in Winters for 2 years, moving to Abilene in .921. He was married to the former Mta Johnson in Leland, Mississip- pi, June 16, 1909. A veteran of more than 50 pears in the lumbering business, WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Man, PC. 3-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 miles) Mostly cloudy and warmer hroush Tuesday. High Monday, low 70's; Monday night 50; high Tuesday, up- cr 70's. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warmer Monday and Monday niftht. Considerable cloudiness Tuesday, fish Monday generally in the 70s. NORTHWESf TEXAS: Considerable ioudiness Monday through Tuesday. Warmer Monday and Monday night turn' he was also an active member of the First Methodist Church here He served as a school trustee anc city alderman at Winters and as a school trustee in Abilene. Funeral will be held at p.m. Monday in the First ivleth- odist Church with the Rev. Hu- bert Thompson, pastor, and Dr Elwin L. Skilcs, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be under direction ol Kiker-Warren Funeral Home. Survivors include two sons, John of 1302 Grand and Roberl of 1419 Minter Ln.; one daughter Mrs. Lester Morton of Big Spring; one sister, Mrs. Barbara Tinsdali of Granada, Miss.; and nine grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jeff Arm strong, T. B. Blain, E m m e 11 Boyd, Aubrey Jones, Frank Smith and W. F. Fiveash. The family has requested that remembrances be in the form ol contributions to the building fund at First Methodist Church. ng cooler north portion Tuesday. High Monday 60 north to 80 south. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Increasim cloudiness Monday and Monday nigh, coaler most sections. Tuesday mostly cloudy and mild with scattered showers. Highest Monday 70 to 80 north lo 35 outh. TEMPERATURES lundar a.m. Sunday p.m. 57............ 60 57............ 58............ 63 59............ 53.........._, 63 54............ 62 52............ 60 53........... 55 55............ 53 58___ 52 59............ 60..........- High and low for 24-hours ending p.m.: 65 and 50. High and low same date last year: 76 md 47. Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer rending at 9 p.m.: 28.05. Humidity at 9 p.m. 54 percent. End of Ship Strike Seen SAN FRANCISCO (API-There was general belief Sunday that the three-week-old West Coast maritime strike would be halted by court injunction by midweek under the Taft-Hartley Act. The President set the machin- ery into motion Saturday by ap- pointing a three-man board of in- quiry and fixing Wednesday as the deadline for a report. "We are awaiting Castro's re- by one anti-Castro leader who a spokesman said. "Then said, "It is impossible to negoti- will proceed with negotia we tions." A private group has pledged the money necessary to reopen nego- tiations, the committee reported. It did not identify the prospective donors but said they are Ameri- cans. The cablegram to Castro, signed by Alvaro Sanchez Jr., president of the "Cuban Families Commit- tee for Liberation of Prisoners of offered to send a commit- tee of four to Havana. It asked ijce dragnet rounded up nine of the prime minister for "an urgent 25 escaped prisoners Sunday fol- lowing one of the worst prison breaks in Georgia history. Two were caught alongside a and personal interview." The committee told Castro it is in a position "to carry on nego- tiations to liberate all the prison ers on the basis of the amount railroad track south of this south- fixed by you in your speech of east Georgia town nearly 24 hours May 17, 1961.' In that speech, Castro offeree to exchange the prisoners for 500 tractors. The of the tractors had been estimated at one-third the new total ransom figure. The Cuban families committee, Bag With Taken A bank bag containing was taken from Dwain A. Currie, manager of Casey's Drive-In restaurant 2441 S. 1st, by an un- identified Latin American man as he attempted to unlock the door of his car parked at the cafe ear- ly Saturday morning. Currie told police the man, de- scribed as about 5' 10" tall and wearing a gray coat and blue jeans, jumped him and grabbed the money sack he was carrying, then ran off down the street. Currie said the man slugged him in the face, knocking him off balance, before taking the money. Police reported Currie was not seriously injured. Currie said the sack contained the receipts that had been collect- ed from all of the Casey's res- auranls earlier. Police were questioning some suspects Sunday but no charges lad been filed, they said. Lions in Downtown Omaha Cause Problem for OMAHA, Neb. didn't iclieve it but I went re- called Police Sgt. Bernard Mohl- ner. You never know what will lappen on Saturday night. The sergeant's cruiser radio lad announced two lions loose at i downtown intersection. Sure enough, when he got there i lioness was trotting down the sidewalk. Mohlner, a novice at ion-stalking, followed in his car. "I was driving down the side- said the sergeant, "when a fellow started out of a bar and yelled for him to get back hat there was a lion running "He just laughed and kept com- ng." About that time the Iton a 3 year-old feline giant did an about-face, padded into the tav. trn entryway and roared night- ly. "I thought the fuy'a eyes going to fall Mohlner tiuckW, "M WM petrified." But the bar patron speedily back-pedaled and slammed the door in the lion's face. With the lion in the entryway and tHe'cruiser blocking its exit, the chase was over. The capture was something else. Every available policeman was sent to the scene as hundreds of passers-by gathered. "If that cat had taken off into the crowd well, it's hart! to say what would have said Sgt. Eugene Scarpino. "Some of those .people must have been simple idiots. They just wouldn't A cordon of police with riot guns formed -a 'half -circle around the entryway. Usiny loudspeakers they warned the :rowd of the danger not only of the lion but of ricocheting bullets should they have to shoot. Still in his cruiser, Mohlner watched the roaring lion climb part way on to his hood. Occa- sionally she licked raindrop! from UM windshield. "My gosh, she's got a big he observed later. The lion, it turned out, was Car- men, one of two brought to town for a circus. Thieves, who appar- ently didn't know what was in- side, opened the back of a truck permitting the animals to escape. Tension mounted as police re- alized a second beast was free. Half an hour after the original alarm a man hurried up to a po- liceman to report: "I may be mis- taken, but I think there's a lion in the stairway behind the Ace Cruisers converged on the dark alley behind the bar. There was Diane, the second lioness, crouched at the foot of the base- ment stairs. Guy Grossing, the lions' owner, finally coaxed Carmen into the back of a police paddywagon. Di- ane refused to leave her retreat until tor cage was unloaded from granted Bates. the truck and shoved to the top of the rtalra, Thni the peacefully trotted in. which took over the campaign to raise funds for the tractors after an American group gave up on the deal, reported that at last The feeling of many was voiced Million In Ransoms Asked ate with Castro. He doesn't keep his word." 4AF Wtrepholoi MANUEL ARTIME I Castro price By GEORGE ARFIELD HAVANA Castro's regime has convicted the Cuban invaders of treason and has offered again to swap this time for cash. Unless individ- ual ransoms of up to are paid, they must spend up to 30 years in prison. The unusual verdict, involving a total of ?62 million in ransoms, was handed down Saturday night by a five-man military tribunal after four days of deliberation, Havana newspapers reported Sun- day. The price for prisoners has 16 Heavily Armed Prison Escapees Remain at Large JESUP, Ga. huge po after the daring prisoners over- powered guards at the Wayne Comity state prison branch, armed themselves from the prison arse- nal and fled on foot. None of the nine offered resist ance when recaptured. An estimated 100 officers and volunteer possemen combed heav ily wooded areas in southeast Georgia. Roadblocks were set up on all highways. The fugitives still at large were Five Texans Are Drowned SEALY, Tex. (AP) Aus- tin County Sheriff's Department said Sunday night five people drowned in the Brazos River at Stephen F. Austin State Park. Two women and three children, believed to drowned, a be from Houston, spokesman in the sheriff's office said. Officers from the Rosenberg Fire Department and from the Bellville office of the sheriff's de- partment found purses and be- longings nearby which indicated the women were from Houston. The office of Peace Justice Leonard Hintz in Sealy said only the body of one woman has been recovered and workers were drag- ging the river for other bodies. The body of the woman was recovered by a Houston man, Robert A. Allison, 30. He tried to revive her with artificial respira- :ion but failed, he said El Paso Attorney Named Receiver Of Esfes Firms Related Story, Pg. 6-A EL PASO (API-Federal Judge R. E. Thomason Sunday night named Harry Moore Jr. of El 3aso as receiver for the business- es of Billie Sol Estes. Thomason said Moore will re- sign as vice president of the El Pnso National Bank to accept the job and will post bond with Thomason Monday as re- ceiver. Thomason also announced that Woore will go to Dallas Monday o post with the office of the Commodity Credit Corp. an addi- tional bond of million the CCC ins required for the receiver to hold the grain storage licenses meanwhile said he will ride out the ttorm now buffeting believed to have fled into thickly wooded areas, broken by swamps and the marshy Altamaha River. Residents of this area locked their doors and armed them- selves. The alarm was spread by O.K. Carter, .who lives about one-half mile from the prison. He was awaked when several prisoners attempted to steal his car Satur- day night. Carter emptied a pistol at the convicts whe were pushing his car, then fired his shotgun at the sounds of someone climbing a fence. Carter and his brother-in-law, Leo Edenfield, drove to the prison to awaken Warden Harry Yawn. The warden ran through the open gate of the prison, looked in- side and yelled to Edenfield to awaken the off-duty guards in their 'barracks. Eighty-four prisoners in the highway maintenance prison camp refused to join in the break, said the state prisons director, Jack M. Forrester. Forrester said two prisoners, identified' as Albert Sawyer and Bill Fouts, cut heavy wiring which separated a prison dormitory from the main building. They overpowered the guard inside the prison and used his keys to open the inner doors. Then the outside guard was subdued and the main gate un- locked. Both the guards and a dog handler were locked in an isola- tion cell. The prisoners took about a.dozen shotguns and a dozen pistols from the prison arsenal before fleeing on foot. Local officers said at least two shotguns had been re- covered with the recaptures. After their bold break, many of the prisoners tried to steal cars in the Jesup area. Police said they had received reports of about eight attempted thefts, but apparently not a single car was stolen. Forrester identified the recap- tured prisoners as: Bennie John- son, Davisboro; Arthur Highland- er, Arkville, N.Y.: Sherrill Hob- son of Maryland: Kenneth Riner, See ESCAPE, Pg. 2-A, Col. 3 De Gaulle Given Massive Support PARIS official re- turns gave President Charles de Gaulle a massive 90 per cent vote of confidence Monday from the voters of France for the cease- fire accords paving the way lor a new, independent Algeria. The vote count announced by the French Constitutional Council showed that in France and Cor- sica a total of voters in Sunday's referendum cast ballots favor of the cease-fire. The vote ended more than seven years savage warfare between 'rcnch troops and the Algerian nationalist rebels. There were votes against the accord. The total represented 90.7 per ctnt approval of the policy of peace in Algeria, which De Gaulle las made the cardinal aim of his remaining years in public office. The result gave De Gaulle vir- tually a free hand to turn over sovereignty to Algeria if the Al jerians decide during the summer :o break their 132-year-old ties to Prance. Such a decision is regard- ed as foregone. Peace was the issue of the day. and the nation showed it was sick of fighting for what had long since appeared to he a lost cause. But in Algeria, which did not take part in the referendum, Eur- opean extremists greeted the re- turns with a new bloodbath. At least 28 persons were killed and 67 wounded in terrorist attacks. In the Algerian city of Bone, the right-wing secret army set up a rival poll of its own. The voters were asked to show their will to remain French. In all sections of town, voting urns, dec- orated with the red, white and blue French colors, were set up. See VOTE, Pg. 2-A, Col. 5 NEWS INDEX Stwti Aumi 4-J Mdte-TV Led TY r I II more than tripled since Prime Minister Castro made, his startling offer last May to swap for 500 :ractors the prisoners seized in ast April's crushed invasion. A committee of U.S. citizens or- ganized at that time to try to ar- range the trade estimated it would lake up to million to buy enough tractors or bulldozers to free the prisoners. But there is a difference. This ime prisoners may be one by one on payment of ran- soms or indemnities ranging from for a man in the ranks to; for an invasion leader.' the tractor offer, it was all prisoners to be freed or none. As published, the court's verdict said the convicted men will re- ceive up to "30 years in prison, with obligatory physical work, U the indemnity which to each s assigned is satisfied." The Communist newspaper Hoy declared "The sentence shows the maximum guilty ones are U.S. imperialism, (President) Kennedy, and his bandits who respect neither laws nor prin- ciples." (In Washington, the State De- partment said it would have DC comment Sunday on the develop- ments in Havana.) The prosecution charged the United States masterminded the, futile invasion of the Bay of Pigs [ast April 17 and named :ral Intelligence Agency as the'-' guiding force. The defendants were charged with "crimes com- mitted against the nation in con- nivance with a foreign power." Prosecutor Jose Santiago had called on the tribunal to impose the severest penalties. The maxi- mum penalty is death, but Castro had been reported wary of im- posing it. Singled out for the highest ran- som of half a million dollars each were three Cuban exiles identified at the trial as leaders of the in- vasion from bases in Guatemala. They are: Manuel Artime, once a lieutenant in Castro's revolution- ary army, called the over-all in- vasion commandor: Jose Perez San Roman, once an officer in ex- dictator Fulgcncio Batista's army, who commanded a battalion of invaders, and Eneido Oliva, com- mander of the invasion's artillery battalion. Any of the prisoners "will be freed as soon as he makes ef- fective his corresponding indem- the Havana press accounts said. While the press gave no indica-' tion of how ransom payments may be made, the verdict seemed to say to U. S. citizens and Cuban ex- ile groups once active in the trae- tors-for-prisoners deal to get busy again. Hoy said the Cuban regime is not afraid to let the prisoners go See CUBA, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 New Bloodbath Strikes Algeria ALGIERS (AP) European ex- tremists defiantly greeted France's endorsement of the Al- gerian cease-fire Sunday with a new bloodbath. At least 26 persons were killed and 67 wounded in terrorist at tacks throughout Algeria while Frenchmen in mainland France were giving an overwhelming yes vote to President Charles de Gaulle's policy of eventual Alger- ian independence. There was no voting in Algeria itself. Many among the European Minority complained about their exclusion from the referendum. "The French people have aban- doned Mid a young European in a cafe. "Vif hove nothing more to hope (or from France.' But Algiers streets wen bright with triooloc to itaMWMrate the European's MttetaaeW France. Twenty one of the victi the violence were European: Authorities blamed the ten ism largely on the European crct Army Organization, which is desperately attempting to block eventual Moslem rule of the coun- try. In Algiers alone. 19 persons-tf of them were slain: At least 54 persons were wounded to the machine gun. pistol mortal1 and plastic bomb attacks. wounded included French caught by mortar ments in MI army Twenty pUtUc out in Oral atd the cafet to. In the remaining   

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