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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT j 81ST YEAR, NO. 289 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 12, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE Roger Carey of Caddo tells it and it was relayed from him through Mrs. Jo Roberts of the Breckenridge American. Carey went over to Strawn the other day to spray some cat- tle. He. parked at the rancher's house and got into the rancher's pickup and off the two men drove. They drove some 15 miles out to the ranch, they drove around about a pasture and then they As they walked away from the pickup they heard a cackle. It was that special cackle an- nouncing a special event. They opened the hood of the truck and there they found the fat brown Leghorn hen. She had nested between the slope of the fender and the mo- tor and she had laid herself an egg, a fact she was proclaiming In the traditional manner. Her travels did not distract her from her mission in life. But, once released, she would have no more of her home- away-from-home. She took off across the pas- ture and has not been seen again yet. The Breckenridge Boys Choir will take off at noon Friday the Thirteenth for its "command performance" at the White House next Monday. An unlucky day, Friday 13? No, Mrs. Ben J. Dean Jr., choir sponsor-director, says. It's fitting since this is the 13th year she has been a choir director. The 37-boy choir (and six sponsors) will travel on char- tered bus accompanied by some Breckenridge friends who'll rrtake the trip by private car. (Sponsors pay their own way. Boys pay according to ability to pay.) The choir will stop briefly in Fort Worth and Dallas for re- corduig dates, eat supper and then ride through to Lynchburg, Va. They'll pick up new bus drivers as one is worn thin. The boys will sleep on the bus Friday night, arrive in Lynch- burg at 10 p.m. Saturday and be guests that night in homes of members of Grace Reform Church of that city. Palm Sun- day the boys will sing at Grace Church, then go on to Washing- ton. Sunday and Monday nights they will be housed at Ft. Bel- voir, Va., Tuesday night at Boll- ing Field. Their White House concert will be at Monday. An- other concert will be presented by them Wednesday at a Wash- ington church and on that night they will be guests of the church members. They'll head for home Thurs- day, time of arrival in Breck- enridge set at 9 p.m. Saturday. As the time approaches for the choir's departure for Washing- ton so have the contributions to make that trip possible ap- proached the goal of The boys have earned some of their trip money the lat- est in a concert at Graham last Sunday for which they received At noon Wednesday the fund was only a few hundred dollars shy and choir workers hope to get that. A visiting politician tells of a new drink brewed in East Tex- ts. "Mix equal parts of Metra- cal and bourbon. "The elephants will still be pink. But they'll be real skinny elephants." WEATHER _____........___ cloiiUjr mIM Thurn- Frid _.J.v Thursday thrangh 'TEXAS to James Says Carr Asked Probe End TOM JAMES opposing candidate Seamen Ordered To Work By CLYDE BARTEL SAN FRANCISCO ing West Coast merchant seamen were ordered back to work Wednesday by U.S. Dist. Judge George B. Harris, who issued i temporary restraining order un der the Taft-Hartley Act. Judge Harris ordered a return to the status quo and directed attorneys for the three striking unions and the Pacific Maritime Association, representing 12 com- panies, to return Monday for a hearing on a petition for an in- junction. But he made it clear he woulo issue the injunction. The hearing By GARTH JONES AUSTIN (AP) Tom James, candidate for attorney general and a veteran of sensational legislative investigations, said Wednesday former Speaker Wag- goner Carr once asked him to call off a crime probe. Carr, also a candidate for attorney general, immediately de- nied the accusation. He said James' statements were untrue. James commented at a news conference he called to announce the appointment of E. B. Ger- imany, president and chairman of 'the board of Lone Star Steel Co., as his state campaign manager. James was appointed to the House General Investigating com- mittee of the 1959 legislature by Carr. The committee held public hearings in Austin, Amarillo and the Beaumont-Port Arthur area. Wednesday James was asked why he decided to make the race against Carr In the 1960 attorney general's race James was a cam- paign worker for Carr. "Waggoner and I split on the efferson County James said in answering the question. James said he went to Carr in late December, I960, with results of a preliminary investi- gation into alleged vice conditions in Jefferson County and told Carr of plans for a full public hearing in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area. 'Carr asked me not to hold a hearing in James said. "I told him we already had the testimony about payoffs to public officials and that local de- mand and our responsibility made the hearing necessary. He, (Carr) said I was hurting him politically as well as my- James said. The Beaumont investigation be- wili be terms. to determine specific Judge Harris noted that govern- ment action under the Taft-Hart- ley earlier in the day by President: supported by affidavits of grow ing food shortages in Hawaii and a gradual crippling of movement of cargoes along the West Coast President Kennedy announced during his news conference in Washington Wednesday that he iad ordered Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy to seek the injunction. The President did so after a report from a board of inquiry which he had ordered to ;ate the dispute. The board made its report to .he President Wednesday. The complaint bore an affidavit jy Gov. William F. Quinn of Hawaii saying, "There is a criti- cal shortage of essential food and drug supplies required to main- tain the health and safety of the people of Hawaii." WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport Trace Total for Year 1.93 Normal for Year 3.32 DYESS AFB Tr. BALLINGER .................20 COLEMAN ...................19 EASTLAND..................30 RANGER ..................30 RISING STAR ...............20 VINTERS ....................Tr. gan Jan. 4, 1961. "Mr. James knows his state- ments are Carr said when asked for comment. "I al- ways told the committee I expect- ed them to do their job as they saw their duty. James is a des- perate man who will now betray the truth to try to save his sink- ing political ship." James also told the news con- ference that he asked to be re- named to the House General In- vestigating committee of the 1961 legislature but did not get appoinmtent from the new speak- er James A. Turman, now a can- didae for lieutenant governor. He said Turman earlier ap- peared sympathetic to additional hearings of the committee in Beaumont, if necessary. James has a local television speech in Beaumont Thursday night in which he plans to discuss currant Jefferson County crime conditions. He told the news con- ference Wednesday he thought still further investigation of or- ganized crime connections should be made in Jefferson County. James said the house investiga- tions began reform efforts that resulted in return of 250 grand jury indictments. Recently a Jefferson County or- ganization known as United .Citi- zens for Law Enforcement report- ed the county free of organized prostitution and gambling with no payoff of public officials. TRAPPED UNDER PLANE A U.S. Marine para- trooper, Lance Corp. Dennis Boyle, 21, of S. D., dangles from a Navy TF-1 airplane as he was trapped in the static lines of the preceding jumper during a jump over Subic Bay Naval Base, Manila, Tuesday. Later he was cut loose by the jumpmaster and parachuted down safely. (AP Wirephoto) Kennedy Denounces Top Steel Concerns By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy bluntly denounced the major steel companies Wednesday for "a wholly unjustifiable and ir- responsible defiance of the pub- ESTES INQUIRY lie interest" in raising their .prices by a ton. A nationwide television audi- ence saw the in cold anger and "a tiny handful of steel execu- tives, whose pursuit of private power and profit exceeds their sense of public responsibility Storage Earnings Put at Million PLAINVIEW (AP) An em ploye of West Texas financier 3illie Sol Estes testified Wednes- day that one of Estes' grain stor- age companies earned about million from the government in a little over three years. The money, said Lloyd Stone, vent to Commercial Solvents Corp. of New York to pay for an- lydrous ammonia fertilizer sold Estes' widespread sales sys- em. The testimony came at a court of inquiry called by Texas Atty. Gen. Will Wilson, who says he is seeking information for possible anti-trust legal action. Witnesses here Wednesday and n Amarillo Tuesday said that Sstes sought to freeze out com' oetition of independent fertilizer distributors by selling to farmers below cost and making up at least Bellinger, Winters Report Light Hail Hail which was threatened in a Oklahoma early Wednesday evere weather alert for portions if the West Central Texas area ailed to materialize Wednesday morning. Portions of Runnels and Cole- man counties were included in a severe thunderstorm forecast inc., for all practical purposes ixcept in the form of small hail Wednesday afternoon. The fore-3re the same business from the itones in a few scattered areas. cast covered a large section of Winters and Ballinger each re- South Central Texas, with the ported a small amount of hail n thundershowers early Wednes- day afternoon but no damage to severe weather alert section. way they were operated." Both companies are owned by Estes. Lester-Stone is a fertilizer the extreme northern tip of the distribution company, while Unit structures or crops was reported. The hail was described as "very a trace of rain and very small small" and fell for only a few hailstones falling in some areas in each area. riggercd by the cold front which irought the threat of hail, how ral Texas. The showers, coming on icels of more general ralni last noon thundershower. week, helped to improve the gen- Runnels and Coleman areas in Observers In Winters reported for a period of a few seconds. Showers and thundershowers Ballinger reported .20 inches of moisture in the form of a thun dershowcr shortly before 1 p.m. ever, provided up to .30 inch of with some small hail in the west rain in some areas of West Cen- part of town. Eastland reported .30 inch of going the moisture but no hail in an after The weather bureau here re- ported Wednesday night that theEsles. severe weather alert period had of ended with no of dam- eral moisture comHtlon of the area, Abilene received a trace moisture overnight Tuesday In hail In Texas, what Chief Meteorologist C. E.I Forecast for Thursday t Sttchtor at the tar condtitom Burtou detcribtd M combine- putty UN 11 II 14 It lop II Kennedy Says Military Units Due Out in August By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy announced Wednesday two widely divergent steps involv- ing the national security: plans to release military Reserv- ists and National Guardsmen in August and action to halt a strangling strike. Kennedy West Coast shipping told a news confer- ence the nation is successfully building its permanent military strength and added that, "If there is no serious deterioration in the international situation between now and August, we shall be able in that month to release all those who were called involuntarily." Then, in another formal state- ment, the President said the four- week-old maritime strike men- aces the national health ant! safe- ty, so he has directed the Justice Department to ask for a court order halting the walkout for 80 days. He appealed to both sides to use that time to strive toward a full settlement of differences. The Justice Department went to court immediately in San Fran- cisco with a request for the nee essary injunction against the strike. But the subject that took over the bulk of the news, conference was a price boost in steel. Ken- nedy denounced it for a full eight minutes in the strongest blast he ever has delivered at a majf segment of the American econ- omy. He said the increase was 'whol- ly unjustifiable and irresponsible" and that a tiny handful of steel executives in pursuit of private power and profit have shown "ut- ter contempt for the Interests of 185 million Americana." The presidential pronounce- ments on steel, Reserves awl the at tutatt of news conference No. that drew an itteadanct o( TM MMMft FIMfWt, .HH MM domwUe and iflaln, usual, with Kennedy among other things that: Prime Minister Fidel Castro "knows that the United States government can not en- gage in a negotiation" to buy his prisoners and that the families can not .raise the millions of dol- lars either. He said, "All of us had hoped that the day when men were put on the block had long ago passed from this hemis- phere." cannot desist in Viet and in the effort to keep it out of Communist clutches, de- spite the killing of American servicemen engaged in "a very: hazardous operation." This was in answer to a question about what he is "going to do about the American soldiers getting kUled in Viet Nam." U.S. role of mediator on the subject of West New Guinea, between the Netherlands and In-i With reference to the maritime strike, the chief executive said a board he appointed to look into it had told him transportation of goods to Hawaii, already pinched by a food emergency, would be seriously affected by continuation of the walkout. Kennedy said the prospective August release of the Guardsmen and Reservists does not result from any lessening of internation- al dangers and tensions, but from a buildup in the nation's regular armed might. Among other things, two new regular divisions have been formed. The men released, Kennedy said, will be on a standby basis, in a new and heightened state of readiness, in case the need should arise to call them again. The regular services are now much stronger than when the Re- servers were called up at the height of the Berlin crisis and donesia "is not a happy one, and dangers in Southeast Asia, he we are prepared to have every- vcar ag0 there were only body mad if we can make some progress." See NEWS, Pg. 2-A, ISO-BED HOSPITAL U.S. Okays State School Project The Department of Health, Ed- ucation and Welfare has-approved federal participation in an 000 hospital facility to be con- structed at Abilene State School, Sen. Ralph Yarborough and Rep. Omar Burleson of Anson announc- provide for a ISO-bed hospital for the'school. The (4RO.OOO in federal will be provided in a grant uodtr the Hill-Burton HoipiW Act Dr detent! said a decMrn coiutrmitoB will btfto wrf will bi ed Wednesday In Washington. The state already has factorvwill bt by proprlated WOO.OOO for ronstnic- the central in Aiirtto. lion of the facility and thr final, -The already bat approval of tht federal particlpa-iprepnaifd iu I lion WiMato a eMtflN bMtol _Ht
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