Abilene Reporter News, April 15, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

April 15, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORll tga S96T Ot 6VX31 sviivo 3AV 3103 )ES 81ST YEAR, NO. 302 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 15, 1962 PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Aitociated Pntt (ft) Ex-Estes Associates Testify to Switches SOME DAY THEY'LL VOTE John Connally, leaving no prospective voter present or unnoticed in his Abilene campaign Saturday, here chats with Johnny, 6, and Mellissa Day, 4, children of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Day of 1202 Grand Ave., at a reception in behalf of Connally's gubernatorial candidacy, (Staff Photo) Connolly Speaks His Mind In Busy Visit Here, Dyess By JOE POUNS Reporter-News Staff Writer Personable, persuasive John Connally of Fort Worth spent a busy half day in Abilene Satur- day lelling scores of Abilene and area people why he should be elected governor of Texas, The full schedule started with a breakfast at the Windsor Hotel with precinct workers, continued with a press conference and a meeting ofiarea political leaders. portunities, in industrial growth and in job opportunities." Four-Year Limit He would accomplish his goa by limiting the term of office of governor to four years, starting with himself; by placing a great- er emphasis on education, obtain- ing additional induslries, planning to assist the aged, and giving women full partnership in his political administration, he said Connally believes he is the best 1 a public reception, fc tour of Dyessi qualified candidate for the job be Air ForceJiase and a luncheon atlcause of his "unique" background the hotel'fet noon. He also found time during the morning to cut a television tape for use later in the day. Then he headed home for a brief rest. In. an interview granted The ReporterrNcws, Connally said he is seeking the governorship be- cause he desires to "see Texas Number One in educational op- NEWSINDEX SECTION A ness outlook 4 Bu Oil news Obituaries SECTION 6 Book news... To Your Good Health Bridge quiz....... Amusements Editorials Farm news, markets Church news Dyeli Page... SECTION C Women's news..... SECTION 0 Sports TV Scout ..............10 Radio-TV logs...........10 .13 ..14 2 3 4 4-5 8 9 7 6 .1-14 .1-5 in business, politics and govern- ment and because "I have the ad ministrative ability." He pointed out that he has man- aged a billion dollar corporation and that he has proven in the business world that he has the ability to gather facts and make informed judgments along with the courage to carry them out. "Sure of Runoff" He said he didn't know who would be in the run-off election with him but that his trips over I the state have convinced him he I will be in it and will lead the ticket at the May 5 balloting. Connally said he also has learn- ed that the people want: (1) change, and (2) decisive leader- ship in'the governor's office. "The people are tired of inde- cisive leadership, procrastination and reluctance to accept res- said the ex-Navy Sec- retary in an obvious reference to Gov. Price Daniel. He added that "I can give action and can work with the Legislature." Connally said he would try to get rid of "inequities" in the sales Reiff Memorial Library Planned Hardin Simmons University trustees Saturday chose a project- ed new library as a filling memo- rial to the late Dr. Evan Allard Reiff, H-SU president for nearly nine years prior to his death March 11. At the same meeting Saturday, no indication was given as to when a recommendation will be made sity concerning a successor to the H-SU presidency. (See story on Pg. Reiff Memorial Library will be voted constructed at an estimated cost of While no construction date has been set, the new build- ing is one of the projects con templated in the current Texas to Baptist "Crusade for Christian Education." The library will be financed out of proceeds from the Crusade, to- gether with funds contributed as a memorial to Dr. liclff, trustees Mid. Several substantial gifts al- ready have been received (or that The purpose, and numerous inquiries hive come in concerning plant for factors suitable memorial, George L. Graham, H-SU executive president, told the board at its an- nual tprlng meeting Saturday, board members pointed trustees out that a new library building Lee would an extremely fitting me- dent nwrtnl to Or. Reiff, became of his chairman Khohwly attnlimwiU as well as in recognition of his academic contributions to Hardin-Simmons University and Christian educa- tion. At the same time trustees des- ignated the Reiff Memorial Li- brary, they voted to retain the name of Behrens in the univer- sity's new chapel-auditorium, eith er alone or in combination with some other name when the build- ing is formally named. .They also to change the name of Beh- rens Hall, dormitory for freshmen girls, to Grace Behrens Hall in or- der to avoid any confusion in ref- erence to the two buildings and specifically honor Mrs. W. J, Behrens. H-SU's old chapel building, de- stroyed by fire in 1957, was named Behrens Chapel in honor of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Behrens and trus- tees said that recognition should be maintained in the new chapel, late Mr. and Mrs. Behrens were longtime friends and bene- of Hardin-Simmons. Trustees named the Reiff Me- Library after receiving a recommendation to that effect from a joint committee of H-SU and faculty membett. Dr. Kcmphlll, ll-SU vice prcsl- for development, served as of the special commit vice morial tax and added that it might be necessary to tax items "across the board" with the exception of those exempt by He added that he would try to work out a program of government which would in- clude tax adjustments and- mows of economy to bring the state See CONNALLY, Pg. I4-A. Col. 1 W. R. RAINEY from Fort Worth First National Bank Names New Cashier First National Bank Board Chairman George S. Anderson and President Walter F. Johnson jointly announced three changes Saturday involving officer person- nel of the Abilene bank. W. R. Rainey, formerly of Fort Worth, has been elected cashier. Larry Dunwody, assistant cashier, las been elected auditor. Wood- row Walts, who has served as See BANK, Pg. 10-A, Col. 4 WEATHER (Weather Man. Pare 10B) ABILENE AND VICINITY arllv cloudy Sunday through Monday. Turnlnj! cooler Sunday. Cooler most sec- Ions Sunday it little warmer west Monday. Hfah Sunday 75 northwest, southwest. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Generally fair lunday throURh Monday. Cooler Sunday. little warmer most sections Monday. IlKh Sunday 72 northeast. 85 southwest. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm Sunday through Monday cloudv early Monday. High Sunday S011THWKST TEXAS: clear to partly cloudy ami warm Sunday through Monday. Prisoners Return To Miami MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Sixty-two wounded and ailing survivors of the Cuban invasion, still wearing their prison uniforms, limped down the steps of an airliner Sat- urday into the arms of their joy- ously weeping families. Thousands of exiled Cubans thronged Miami International Air- port to greet the first men lib- erated since Prime Minister Fidel Castro's forces rounded up the in- vaders nearly a year ago. All were hurried to Mercy Hos- pital, some in ambulances. But managed to leave the airliner under their own power. Each paused to give a brave military salute before starting down the tortured descent for most of them. A roar went up from the ng thousands as the big plane .axied into view and a cloud of vaving handkerchiefs appealed over the heads of the Ihrong. But as the door of the plane opened and the first prisoner emerged, a strange stillness fell over the crowd. Tears were on almost every cheek. Twice the crowd attempted to sing Ihe Cu- ban national anthem but voices 'altered and broke. Little was said as the prisoners and their families embraced, y seemed unable to speak as hey dung together. For some il vas the first, sight of their loved me in nearly two years. Num- )ers had gone- into training months before the invasion. The first sight the men saw as hey pressed their faces eagerly against the plane windows was a :olor guard of their invasion com- men who had man- aged to make it back immediately ifter the Bay of Pigs attack ailed. American and Cuban flags and he proud banner of the invasion jrigade itself were borne by vounded survivors among those vho had escaped after the assault. )ne of Ihe men, Rolando Novoa, 2, still was using a crutch. Elev- en other invaders were drawn up n a stiff line behind the colors. The prisoners were released on credit. Members of the negotial- ng team which went to Havana o confer with Castro about ttie said that so far not a cent has changed hands. Castro has demanded million in ransom or his prisoners but agreed o free Saturday's arrivals on the iromise that the money for them vill be handed over laler. INSPECT CHARRED HOUSE Justice of the Peace H. F. Long and Policeman Max Walters emerge from the badly burned house at 934 Ballinger St. in which M S France died Saturday afternoon. Judge Long ruled the death accidental. (Staff Photo) Home Fire Kills Elderly Abilenian about p.m. However, he saidKU'e.d rlpnt3 he heard no cries for help from the burning structure. Hundreds Arrive For Lectureship Opening at ACC Related story, Pg. 3-B Sat. a.m. 44 Cl............ II Ml Sat. p.n "6 3M............ 90 ffi! :00 :00 Hllk IM law (er 14-hnuri emiini t p.m.: M m. Illlh .in.i f MM. Hundreds of persons began ar- iving here Saturday for the 44th mnual Abilene Christian College 3ible Lectureship, which opens m the ACC campus Sunday night. H. E. Speck Jr., in charge of lousing arrangements, estimated lie number already here at just nder He said Ihe bulk of he crowd won't start pouring in mtil Sunday afternoon. He said about are expect- d to attend the lectureship. Heav- est attendance probably will be Monday and Tuesday night. "I noticed a lot of out-of-town ucsts at the track meet" Satur ay at ACC, Speck said. Many arcnls of ACC students came arly for the track meet and n ACC Sing-Song at the Abilene High School auditorium Saturday night. Major motels hero reported light registration by persons hare for the event Reservations for rooms were made from six months to a year ahead of time. One of the motels nearest to the campus had 20 to 25 familins registering while here for (lie lec- tureship. The lectureship opens with speeches beginning at p.m. Sunday. A retired Abilene trucker was trapped inside his flaming house and burned to death Saturday aft- ernoon despite efforts of a neigh- bor to rescue him. Police identified the dead man as Monroe Sylvester France, 82, of Ballinger St. His body was found by firemen in the kitchen of his brick-frame home. Walter O'Dell of 942 Ballinger told Del. Sgt. Harold Emerson that he tried to enter the house, which was set back from the street about 100 feet, but the intense heat forced him hack. O'Dell said he had heard France coughing in his house some 30 minutes before he noticed Ihe fire The house already was engulfed in flames when five firefighting units arrived. The blaze had spread to the adjacent dry grass and had charred part of a pickel fence around the house before fire- men got control. District Fire Chief Ewing Nel- son said three of the five rooms were burned but. The roof collaps- ed during the fire. Fire Marshal Len Blackwood said he was unable to pinpoint the cause of the fire Saturday night, but will continue to probe the ruins Sunday. Ke blamed gusty winds and extremely warm temperatures for causing the blaze to blacken the interior of the house so quickly. Justice of the Peace H. F. Long was brought to the scene and that the death was acci- dental. The body was taken to Laughter- North Funeral Home where funer- al is pending. France, a retired trucker, was born Dec. 7, 1879, at Cotlonwood, Khrushchev Takes Stand on Testing By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW Khru- shchev's answer to President Kennedy and British Prime Min- ister Harold Macmillan on nu- clear tests and his refusal to budge from the Soviet position s viewed by important West- ern sources Saturday as a rough one. The tone of the Khrushchev let- ter depressed Western diplomats, who saw no indication that the Russian has changed his stand in any degree either on the German and Berlin situation, nuclear test- ing, disarmament or general East-West relations. In the light of the latest Khru- shchev letter to Macmillan and the unchanged position in Berlin and Geneva, one Westerner com- mented: "He talks peaceful co- existence but acts China." This was a reference to the Red Chinese demand for a harder line toward the Western powers than Khrushchev's avowed policy of peaceful coexistence. Westerners have felt Khru- sider Soviet refusal to accept an international inspection system as a condition for a nuclear test ban treaty, as Macmillan and Kenne- dy urged him to do. He vowed to match blast for blast, the nu- clear tests of the United States it it goes ahead with its mid- Pacific scries this month. One high Western source said it appeared to him Khrushchev felt his public image in the West and among the neutrals had deterior- ated and he was trying to im- prove it. shchev has been under consider- able pressure for some time at home and abroad to improve his public image and make some progress in solving major prob- lems under his. policy of coexist- ence. In Western eyes, however, the situation is at dead center on all big issues. Western sources felt certain the letter to Macmillan, which also wns given to the V. S. Embassy, was dictated by Khrushchev him- aelf and not merely framed by Ihe Foreign Office for his H Unit grmtfr impart. Khrushchev refuted U Tex., and came to Abilene in 1924. He was a member of the Elm- wood Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. J. Alex Powers of Clyde; two sons, W. M. (Shorty) of 2101 Merchant St. and Charlie of Po- mona, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Strader of Greenville, Tex.: seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family will be staying at 2101 Merchant while here. 8-Monlh-Old Girl Drowns In Bathtub Carla Jean VanZandt, 8 months- old, apparently drowned in the bathtub at her home at 1025 Grand Ave., Saturday evening. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry VanZandt, she was pronounced dead at Hendrick Memorial Hospi- tal after more than one hour of artificial respiration failed to re- vive her. A physician said Mrs. Van- Zandt found the child unconscious In the tub. Mrs. VanZandt told :he doctor the child1 had apparent- ly managed to turn oo the water herself, he said. The doctor said that the child was given artificial respiration at the home, in the ambulance and for 45 minutes after she arrived at the hospital. Caria Jean was born Aug. 4. 19S1 in Belleville, 111. She and her parents moved to Abilene in No- See DROWNS, Pg. 10-A, Col. Radios Used To Control Operations PECOS, Tex. (AP) A 'witness testified Saturday that emnloyes ot embattled financier Billie Sol Estes used shortwave radio trans- mitters to keep a jump ahead of an investigator as they hurriedly switched serial numbers on mort- gaged tanks. The testimony came in Texas Atty. Gen. Will Wilson's fourth court of inquiry mto Estes' tangled financial affairs. Witnesses also told of auto- mobiles loaned for indefinite per- iods, shifting of typewriters in is- suing credit letters, flights in Estes' airplanes by agriculture department and lending company officials, and special devices al- lowing easy switches of serial numbers. One witness said a congressman identified only as Mr. Andersen of Minnesota once took a Week- end junket in an Estes private plane to Pecos from Dallas. Min- nesota has a Rep. H, Carl Ander- sen, R. Meanwhile, Estes himself clear- ed up one mystery by returning to his base at Pecos after a week's absence. His Pecos attorney, John Den- nison, said, "he certainly is not running-away. We have too much to do." Dennisou said Estes had been in West Texas all week visit- ing members of his family. Frank Cain, a Dallas lawyer, said earlier in a federal court hearing that Estes threatened to go to extradition proof Brazil. Estes later was put under 000 bond. At the end of Saturday's session, Wilson said another hearing prob- ably will be held in Dallas next week to give agriculture depart- ment officials a chance to testify. He said a hearing will be held in Lubbock but he did not set the date. Wilson said, "We already have enough evidence to go to the grand jury and we will do so as soon as we gel our testimony transcribed and have a chance to study it." He did not say what charges he would seek or against whom. The story about the serial num- ber switch came from Gienn Sec ESTES, Pg. 10-A, Col. 1 92 Makes Saiurday Year's Hotlesl Day Abilene had Us hottest day ot the year as the mercury soared to a high of 92 degrees Satur- day. Sunday promises to be a little better, as weathermen predict a high of 80. The slight cooling is expected from a weak cold front that moved into Abilene Satur- day night. Sunday night's predicted low is around 60 unchanged from Sat- urday's low of 60. The high Mon- day will be in the upper 80s, the weather bureau reported. Steel Probe Due Despite Backdown on Price Boost By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Congress pushed ahead with antimonopoly investigations Saturday despite the steel industry's backdown on Gore said in a statement. price increases The rollback was completed of his administration to bring A Senate Antitrust subcommit- Saturday when Wheeling Steel re- about the quick rollback, made tee headed by Sen, Estes Kefauv- cr, D-Tenn., issued subpoenaes InMrest against unjuttitM prices and profits in monqpsly-coBtrolW U.S. Stctl Corp. Tueatay night the steel companies made almost ser producers then fell in line one uniform price increases and then by one. President Kennedy, who de- nounced the original increase bit1 terly and marshalled the full rescned 'helT for machinery to protect the public interest in the scinded its posted price increases. The dramatic process started for figures on production costs of Friday afternoon. Bethlehem he said, 12 steel firms, including Inland Steel, the No. 2 producer, an- "-1 and others that didn't raise their nounced that it was cancelling the prices. higher prices it had made ef- Albert Gore, pre- fertlve the day before. Betfcle- filial t uuiv. V ll pared to introduce In the Senate hem's action followed announce- Tan-Hartley Actto calli tor Monday three bills he said are mcnts by Inland and Kaiser that IMay coding eft "detlgned to protect the public they would not follow the any price increnat posted by the tr tttmr A