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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               lie Ibflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 303 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 16, PAGE ONE Salvation Army Maj. James Anderson has in his files a strange and eerie a five page mimeographed "Em- ployees News Letter" he picked up 15 years ago this week on the charred, twisted, death filled yards of Monsanto Chemical Co. in the dock area of Texas City. The letter, dated March 29, is tattered and its pages are stained with blood. At this anniversary of the Texas City explosion, the most ghastly civilian disaster in America's history, Maj. Ander- son dug out the letter again. It had been distributed to em- ployes of Monsanto about two weeks before the two-day series of fire and explosions took a still unmeasured toll. The first of the Texas City explosions came on April 15, 1947. These and the fires which followed were trailed by more blast and blaze and death on April 16. Maj. Anderson was one of the Salvation Army rescue corps moved in (he was then sta- tioned at Texarkana) to help in the sorrowful, dirty duties of the aftermath, (Maj. Anderson, it might be noted, has served in the clean- up after scores of tragedies race riots, fires, floods, torna- does, hurricanes, including Au- drey, which leveled Cameron, La., while he was on vacation near that town in 1957, and Car- la, to whose duties he was as- signed from Abilene in 1961.) Some words on the Moody letter caught Maj. Anderson's eye as he was working in the Texas City relief effort that clay and he laid it aside to read lat- er. It has in it jokes, announce- ments, chitchat about workers. But most of the space is giv- en over to safety messages. In the letter, printed a couple of weeks before the explosions and fire, an unknown writer warned that in 1946 occupation- al had taken more lives than the population of Texas City. "Let's say that during 1947 these people were killed (here) Why, there would be head- lines in all the papers still go around." the letter warned, "with that old at- titude of 'it can't happen to The bitter irony of the book- let, warning of death just be- fore death struck, prompted Maj. Anderson to keep it all these years. And the bitterest irony of all in the leaflet is a poem. The subject, safety. The poet, a Monsanto employe who was to be on the death list two weeks later. Waiter Burch, director ot de- velopment, Abilene Christian College, related this to Abilene Lions last week: Someone at ACC noticed an excellent advertisement of John Hancock Mutual Insurance Co., promoting the idea of support of colleges. Wish we could reproduce it, the idea developed. So, it was decided, "some- one" who remains anonymous, would write for permission. A carbon of the letter showed Up on an executive desk. "John Hancock Mutual Insur- ance Co., "Boston, Mass. "Dear Mr. it be- gan. The other day there came a letter in return from the insur- ance company granting permis- sion to ACC to reproduce the ad and advising; "We are sorry Mr. Hancock cannot handle this personally, but if he were around we feel lure he would agree for you to use the ad." Moslems Lynch Two Europeans ALGIERS (AP) A frenzied of the French authorities and their mob of Moslems lynched two Eu- willingness to put into life (cease ropean men and critically and other) agreements will a mini aunday in an Algiers sub-1be put to test." urb which has suffered heavily It was the first such warning :rom European Sftret Army ter- made by the rebels since the cease fire was proclaimed in Al- The incident, first of its kind'gerla nearly a month ago after since the March 19 cease fire, oc-! talks at Evian, France. The warn- curred as the Algerian nationalistjing followed growing impatience rebel government in exile issued a sharp warning to France to break the right wing European re- "This situation has lasted too sistance in Algeria. said the rebel press sen'' "This situation has lasted "Every day administrative the government economic anarchy has been on the eve of a plenary session oflgrowing in Oran and certain parts :he exile regime in Tunis. An apparent aim of Secret Army terrorists is to provoke the Moslem population into reprisals hat could lead to civil war and block Algeria's march toward in- dependence. But the Moslems since the cease-fire accord had. mainly leeded orders of the nationalist eadership to remain calm de- spite acts of violence against .hem. Police said they did not know he immediate provocation for the ynching in Maison Carree, an in- east of the center of Algiers. But east of the center of Algiers. But European Secret Army terrorists cruising the Moslem suburbs In cars have machinegunned Moslem civilians to death almost veery day since the cease fire. At least 250 Moslems have been killed in Algiers alone. A car with three Europeans in- side was stopped at a roadblock The occupants were dragged out >y a crowd of young Moslems and waten with rocks and sticks. The crowd then set fire to the car. Two of the men later were found dead and the third was taken to hospital. Nationalist Truman Stresses Need for Guards OMAHA (AP) Old Nationa Guardsman Harry Truman de clared Sunday there is no reason In the world for abolishing Na- tional Guard units. By doing it, he added, "They think they can make the regular Army bigger." of rebel leaders with continuing Secret Army terrorism. hero Mohammed Ben Bella, deputy premier in the Algerian provisional government, said last week rebel forces could destroy the European Secret Army Organization in a week. But he predicted the French army will do the job within a month. Moslems outnumber Europeans 9 million to 1 million in Algeria of Algiers and Bone." (AF Wlreonolo) GEORGE POMPIDOU leaves Elysee Palace No Major Change In French By HARVEY HUDSON .two men did not see eye to eye on PARIS (API-Premier Georges he question of early parliamen- Pompidou formed a new French government Sunday which looked like the outgoing Cab- inet of Michel Debre. Pompidou brought nine new faces into ministerial ranks, but there were no changes in key posts. No new parties are repre- sented and the Gaullist Union for a New Republic still is the dom- inant element. Six of the 22 min- Pompidou him- self-and two of the seven score taries of technicians with no political affiliation. The new premier will take over from Debre Monday. Pompidou comes to the premier's office from his job as general director of the Rothschild Bank. He has been a confidant of President Charles de- Gaulle since 1944 and has been a member of De Gaulle's admin- istrative staff on several occa- sions. Debre resigned Saturday after three years anc! three months in office. He explained that he fnlt free to step aside now that the main lines of a settlement of the Algerian problem have been Cabinet. These included Foreign ifinister Maurice Couve de Mur- 'ille, Interior Minister Roger ?rey, Defense Minister Pierre Messmer, Finance Minister Val- ery Giscard d'Estaing and Louis foxe, minister for Algerian af- aires. The most important new faces irought in by Pompidou Were for- ner Premier Pierre Pflimlin as minister of state for cooperation vith African states: Maurice chumann, minister attached to premier's office with respon- ibility for national planning; and Gaston Palewski, minister of state or scientific research. Pflimlin, a leader of the Catho- ic Popular Republican Movement was premier at the time of the 'ourth In its Sunday statement, the drawn up and approved by the na- ixile government said the coming week will be decisive in the strug- lie against extremists. nann, also an MRP, is a former secretary of state at the Foreign Ministry. Palewski, a long-time Gaullist, has been ambassador to lome. tion. De Gaulle handed Debre a warm letter thanking him for his With the creation of the Mos- efforts and loyally, and wishin; lem "local force" in Algeria, thejhim well for the future. There rebel agency said, "the talk, nevertheless, that the Shah Views Joint Combat Operation POPE AIR FORCE BASE, Powell, commander of the Con- Shah of Iran paused jriefly here Sunday to observe tinental Army Command, Ft. Mon- roe, Va.; and Gen. Walter C. Sweeney Jr., commander of the joint Air Force-Army operations Tactical Air' command, Langley on his fast-paced swing up the At- lantic coast. Flying in an Air Force VC113, Va. The shah observed loading op- erations of paratroopers making the shah and his party touched an immediate ready force of 'n at this Tactical Air Com-jthe U.S. Strike Command aboard id base after earlier touring ejgnt C130s, and witnessed a QOW; maml Cape Canaveral, Fla. He flew on to New York City1 after a two-hour stop here, where lie was greeted by North Caro- lina's Gov. Terry Sanford, Mayor Robert H. Butler of Fayetteviile, and high military leaders includ ing Gen. Paul D. Adams, Army commander of the U.S. Strike Command, with headquarters al MacDill AFB, Fla.; Gen. Herbert Native of Winters Dies in Accident WINTERS (RNS) The Rev Walter T. Thormeyer, 27, a native of Winters and pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Waller, Tex., was killed in a one car accident on the Houston-Galveston Freeway at p.m. Sunday. He died in the County Hospital at LaMarque at p.m. Sunday. Rev. Thormeyer was born Aug. 19, 1934, in Winters, where he graduated from high school in 1951. He from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin in 1955. Rev. Thormeyer attended Capi- tol University at Columbus, Ohio, where he received hU divinity de- eight strategic airlift loading of heavy equipment aboard C124s, C133s and C135s. High-speed and ..low-speed overs were staged by Tactical Air Command jet fighters, including TAC's newest F110, and jet tank- er refueling planes. The shah paused several times to talk with paratroopers and air crews. He was given a 21-gun sa ute upon his arrival and depar .ure. Earlier, at Cape Canaveral, the shah donned the flight safety hel met of the missileman, took close look at a Saturn rocket, am described as "fantastic" these and other space age items. '1 have always been tremen dously interested in your space programs, but I never rcalize< they were of this Mohammed Reza Pahlevi told re porters near the end of the 2Vij hour tour. gree in 1959. Upon graduation, he tinue his eight-day visit in th went to WalleV and had been minister there since. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs Ernest E. Thor- moyer of Winters, one sister, Mrs. L. E. Gcitmann of Lowake; and of Crelghton University fctmr mMta during m Informal MMlon, Truman mide Mi comments to one brother, Arnold Leon Win- ters. visit to the Polaris-firing missil< submarine Thomas A. Edison a briefing at the Project Mercury control center, where astronau flights are monitored; hangar S where astronauts and space cnp stiles are readied for flight am the Saturn launch pad. Before boarding a plane to con United States, the shah's motor cmle drove by launching stands holding rockets which soon wil boost astronaut M. Scott Carpcn ter -vn a three-orbit night, propel a Ranger paylond toward the moon, and shoot aloft a U.S. Britain satellite. "The problems you are attack Funeral are pend- Ing here are tha (hah Ing at Spill Funeral Home. told newsmen. ary by Debre. Pompidou retained :ey ministers from all of the the Debre D Keep Pledge Berliners Reassured In Speech By CARL HARTMAN BERLIN Lucius D. lay returned Sunday and reas- wed West Berliners that the Jnited States had never been more strongly pledged to their de- ense. He is expected to stay about hree weeks before leaving his MSt as President Kennedy's per- onal ambassador in the isolated ity to return to business. He insisted he is not running ut on Berlin. "At the very first sign that here is again an emergency in Clay said, "I would be n the first plane I could find to ome back." His assurance came at a time 'htn Chancellor Konrad Adenau- r and other West German lead- rs are reported objecting stren- ously to the stand the United ta'es is expected to take in re- pening talks with the Russians. The West Germans oppose further ecognition of the Communist Sast German regime. VM4.. ,___, ______0 Clay left for Washington Kennedy's personal ambassador to Berlin, addresses a crowd at fempel- Wednesday, soon after it became hof Air t after arrival Sunday. Ctay, shown with West Berlin Mayor; l been collapse of Republic in the French 1958. Scliu- Freedom Bus Disclaimed NEW ORLEANS, La. The segregationist Citizens Coun- of Greater New Orleans says t has furnished transportation to Ihicago for 103 Negroes "un- lappy" in Louisiana. However, an ifficial of the Congress ot Racial Equality called the council's 'freedom bus No. 1 North" plan a "propaganda stunt." George L. Singelmann, a mem- oer of the council's board of di- said Sunday that plans are being made to send a "free- dom bus" to the North each week vith Negroes dissatisfied with conditions in Louisiana. He said 103 Negroes left the city ast Wednesday for Chicago on commercial transportation. Miss Oretha Castle, chairman of the New Orleans CORE unit ater told newsmen: "I don't think :he Citizens Council has sent any one North or purchased any bus Jckcts." "I think it's just a propaganda she added. Singelmann was not available for comment on Miss Castle's charge. WEATHER U. S. DEPAETMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Wcalher Map, I've 2-A) ABfLENE AND VICINITY (BndlUa cloudy and mild today an Tuesday. 'artly High both' days. 05, low, I NORTH CKNTRAI. TEXAS: Clear t pnrtlv cloudy and a little warmer Monda and Monday night. Tuesday partly cloud aand turning cooler. High Monday NonTIIWKST TEXAS: Generally fai and a little warmer Monday. Part! cloudy Monday night and Tuesday. A II tie wanner south portion Monday nigh OIPIV. a Mnw-doclc Cooler most sections Tuenday. Moi wete a UUDW--UI.CH. day aroum; go nortn lower 90s aoutJ west. SOUTH CEjmtAL TEXAS: cloudy a Hide cottier north cansldernb cloudiness ncuth Monday. Mostly cloud Mcnday night warmer north. Tuesda cloudy to partly cloudy and warm. Hlg Partly cloud A little Monday 75-8.1 north to-13 soutn. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Monday through Tueitday........ Monday night. Hlsh Monday 7H-3S. tEMPKRATUHES Sun. a.r.1. HUB. p. 62........... 71 58............ 74 59............ 75 57............ t-.ta............ 73 53............ 74 541............ 70 70 57...........! H.1 70......... Hlili and low (or H noun ending p.m.: 77 and SI. HUH low 90 am) 39. Sunlit IMt HUM: ranrM todaj IMIM! MlWMMr IMflM M I JJ. M I 1 Mr GEN. CLAY WITH BRANDT Gen. Lucius D. Clay, left, leaving his post as Senate to Get Proposals On Controls for Business WASHINGTON lert Gore, D-Tenn., plans to in- rodace a bill Monday which would amend antitrust laws to make easier the dissolution of through an 80-day, cooling-off pe- exisling corporations which are ound to be wielding monopolistic ower. The measure does not name any corporation. But it, as well as two companion bills, was in- ipired by last week's abortive irice-raising effort by U.S. Steel Corp. and other steel producers. One of the other measures would make the injunctive pro- cedures of the Taft-Hartley labor law applicable to price advances in basic industries and thus make it possible to postpone them Secretary of State Dean pledgfelltO ftfefcdefenSe. (AR WifepfiotO) iusk and State Department offi- ials. He told reporters on his arrival Sunday at Templehof Airport he vas sorry the report of his leaving ad leaked. He had expected, he aid, to be able to warning" to Mayor Willy Brandt f West Berlin and West German fficials. The news of Clay's departure rom his post shocked many West Jerliners. He has a reputation for lushing a "hard line" against So- attempts to get more power ver the city. Clay explained that he felt plan' ...ng for emergencies and deter- mination to defend the city have mproved so much during his sev- en-month stay that his presence is 10 longer necessary. He also said he was sorry about he leak on the stand that Husk vill take in talking with the So- let representatives. "There is no Clay said 'that the United States could be _i party to in the solution of the Berlin situation that would in any way sever its friendship and ties ith the Federal Republic of Ger- many." Clay did not allow any ques- See CLAY, Pg. 3-A, Col. 2 Japanese Captains Face Alaska Court Autopsy Set For Baby Boy A two-week old baby was pro wunced dead on arival at Hen drick Memorial Hospital. Sunday where an autopsy was to be per formed to determine the exact cause of death. The infant, Michael David Wald ran son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin F. Waidran of 2401 Church, Apt 6, was taken to the hospital abou l' p. m. in a Laughter North ambulance. Mrs. Waidran told Abilene police she had taken infant to bed with her and rollec over on him in her sleep. The infant was born at p.m., March 30, at Hendrick Me morial Hospital. Graveside rites will be held a 2 p.m. Monday in Elmwnod Me- morial Park under direction o Laughter-North Funeral Home with George Bailey, minister o College Church of Christ, official ing. Survivors include the parents the paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Frank Waidran of Law ton. Okla.. the maternal grand mother, Mrs. Mabel Jones of Hobbs, Okla.; the maternal grand father, John H. Jones of Loving- ton N.M. NEWS INDEX SICTION A TV 4.1 .16 riod. The third bill would establish a national consumers advisory board to assist in the formulation of public policy and shape public opinion on pricing. An aide to Gore explained Sun- day that the principal bill would apply to operations of existing corporations or combinations of commonly owned corporations the KODIAK, Alaska (AP) Cap- :ains of two Japanese fishing ves- sels were arraigned Sunday on charges of fishing in waters claimed by Alaska. Superior Court Judge Edward W. Davis flew here from Anchor- age to arraign the men after they were arrested and one of their boats was seized. Davis released the men on their promise to return for another hearing, probably in Anchorage. The boat seized, the herring catcher Ohtori Maru No. 5 was held under bond. It is part of a fleet of five catcher boats and a mothership, the Banshu Maru; which has 123 persons aboard. Alaskan officials planned to board another of the catcher boats, the Sheichi Maru No. 7. The other catcher boats apparently were not in waters claimed by Alaska, The mother ship was not seized. Representatives of four Alaska state apenHes acted under direct orders from Gov. William A. Egan. Mongo M. Hanasaki. skipper of the mother ship Banshu Mnru, was charged with wilfully and unlawfully operating a com- mercial fishing enterprise without first furnishing the Alaska Depart- ment of Fish and Game a written statement of his intention to oper- ate and with a description of the operation, Asst. Dist. Ally. Dick Bradley of Anchorage said, Higashima Tadao, captain of the catcher boat Ohtori Hanasaki came here on the ;tate Fish and Game Department boat Teal. The Ohtori Maru and six-man crew accompanied the Teal here, under control of state agents. The Teal and the Ohiori Maru lay in the Kodiak harbor until federal medical officer could be flown here from Anchorage, 250 miles to the north, to release the vessels. tithing wltlwrt IkMM, with (allure to NfhMr (Mutt Md with to MMHMtf, same criteria which now are died to proposed mergers be- ween corporations. Under present antitrust laws, :he Department of Justice may ask the courts to forbid any mer- ger which the department decides would tend to create a monopoly or seriously impair competition in the affected field. Under Gore's bill; if the Justice Department found that operations of an existing corporation or combination of corporations were tending to create monopoly or seriously crippling competition it could ask the courts to break up :he corporation or combination into smaller, independent units. Under the Taft-Hartley law, a strike can be interrupted for an 80-day, cooling-off period if a presidentially appointed fact-find- ing board holds that the strike menaces the health, welfare or security of the nation. At the end of such an injunctive period a strike can be renewed. Gore proposes that if a price increase is announced in a basic industry, the president could ap- point a fact-finding board as he does now in strike situations. If the board found the price in- crease would menace the health, welfare, security or economic sta- bility of the nation, the 'Justice Department could ask the courts for an injunction to postpone tha Agents of the State and Interim prjce increase for 80 days. At departments of Washington havejend of that period, the price ad- been on the scene investigating, vance could go into effect. Turn Out For ACC Lectur Nearly persons attended the first three lectures of the 44th annual Abilene Christian College milted to Christ, deeply concern- Bible Lectureship here Sunday night. Speakers for the three addresses were Bill Humble of Iowa City, Iowa; Burton Coffman of New York City, and Rees Bryant of Lubbock. Lectures and other events have been scheduled through Thursday lor the lectureship, which Utot as Its theme (or this year "The Restoration Principle." Bill Humble told in audience ot Maru No. S, via charged with 844 at Sewett Auditorium storing the spirit of New IkMwMtwAtt He pointed out that the early Christians were completely corn- ed with the spiritual rather that with the material, of New Testament Christianity eaa be explained in word: Humble MM. He then added that the faitliot the Bible was that rattk by vhkfc man Humble cited tear fjuatHiN kl true fatth-convlctsstt -MM! it the son of God, Mtowswic mA communka with Hit Urt. rrttmert or devotion It CMC,   

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