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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 698 01 H3HVH 8VX31 6VTIVO 81ST YEAR, NO. 307 _____ _ _ TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, THIRTY PAGES IN T 9908 xs oa Associated Prat (ff) PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duff j In village and city, in private and in public, Christendom will on Sunday mark the special meaning of Easter according to the various faiths. In Abilene there will be one special observance of the day which is by way of becoming an Abilene Easter tradition. For the third year there will be the Sunrise Worship at Dyess Air Force Base, sponsored joint- ly by the Abilene Ministerial Al- liance and Dyess Protes- tant chaplains. The gates of the military in- stallation will be open to the public at 6 a.m. and all who would join in the worship serv- ice will be waved on by Air Po- lice through the base and onto a parking lot devised on an area not far from the flight line. "Church" will be an amphi- theater formed by B-47s with a giant C130 Hercules, topped by a 25-foot cross, in the center. The military and civilian, will stand before a platform set up as the altar area. Music for this year's Dyess service, which will begin at will be by the First Meth- odist Choir, directed by Bresee Westmoreland. The Easter ser- mon will be by Dr. Billy P. Smith, professor of Bible and religion at Hardin Simmons University. After the service the civilian visitors will be invited to have breakfast (50 cents) at the Dyess NCO Club. -Last year persons gath- ered at sunrise for the impres- sive military civilian worship. An even greater number is ex- pected this year as the new Easter worship tradition be- comes more nearly established. Proper proportion: Larry Clark, Ballinger senior, and one of a party of student journalists touring the -Reporter News plant, was ribbed by an editor over the fact there were three boys to 14 girls. "Outnumbered, aren't Larry was asked. "Those are the odds I he replied. In the spring a householder's fancy grimly turns to thoughts of gardening. And concerning gardening an Abilene business- man relates a tale on his mother, a dignified, self-possessed Sweet- water dowager. The Abilcnian was visiting in his old home and was upstairs when it occurred to him he hadn't seen his mother since she went down to check on a yard- man. He went in search. He found her lying prone in a flower- bed. Beside her lay a growing pile of limp weeds. She had fallen, she explained calmly, and her calls for help in arising had gone unheard. "While I was lying here wait- ing for someone to find me I thought 1 might as well weed this flower bed." The Smiths are ahead of the Joneses in Abilene, reports a reader with time enough to per- use the new telephone book. There are about as many Wil- liamses as Johnsons as Browns and about as .many Wilsons as Moores. The Smiths arc way out front. taking up some four columns in the book. The Joneses require about two and two-thirds col- umns. The rest of us trail. LUBBOCK (AP) :old a court of Witnesses inquiry here Thursday how a manufacturing >lant was "bought with bogus chattel mortgages" as Texas Atty. Gen. Will Wilson bore into he affairs of financier Billie Sol Estes. One GIDDAP Mary Lee Baker won't get very far on that mount, but she is riding there on one of the two sad- dles to be awarded by the American Junior Rodeo Assn. in the World Champion Cowgirl competition at the World Championship Junior Rodeo which began a three-day run in Svveetwater Thursday. Mary Lee, not a contestant herself, is the daughter of Mrs. Mary Ruth Baker of 1106 Bell St. in Sweetwater. See story on Pg. 13-A. (Staff Photo by Bob Reds Try to Halt Nuclear Testing GENEVA (AP) The Sovictjare expected to begin next week. Union launched an lUh-hour cam-j Zorin, Dean and Godber spent paign Thursday to block than five hours in acrimom- U.S. atmospheric nuclear tests in the Pacific. Their maneuvers, foiled at the outset, may keep the 17-nation disarmament conference in session through the Easter weekend. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Valerian A. Zorin tried various procedural devices to get a West- procedural haggling in a plenary session of the conference and a subsequent meeting of the three-nation test ban subcommit- tee. The argument remained un- resolved. Delegates who had packed their bags in hope of leaving for their Easter recess were notified there ern promise to hold off the test be another plenary meetin; Friday. scrieSp Zorin made il clear that he in- tion of tests ca along with the thunder of nuclear test explosions." he said. A similar sentiment was express- statement from Mos- session unless he gets a Western promise to refrain from testing at least during the recess. This the West refused to give. Both President Kennedy and ed in cow by the Soviet news agency. British Prime Minister Harold Tass. U.S. Ambassador Arthur H Dean said the United States will not accept an unpoliced moratori- um on testing under any circum- stances not even during the Easter recess. "We will not he burned twice by the same he said, re- ferring to the Soviet Union's vio- lation of a gentlemen's agreement with a scries of tests last fall Both Dean and British Minister of Slate Joseph B. Godber told Zorin the test series will go ahead unless the Soviet Union promptly accepts an internationally con- trolled test ban treaty providing for compulsory on-site inspec- tions. The tests, on Christmas and Johnston islands in the Pacific, opposed basic positions. Macmillan have emphasized that go ahead unless the tests there is a radical switch in the Soviet position against a fully in- spected test ban. Zorin tried to give the impres- sion of such a switch by announc- ing his acceptance of a compro- mise test ban proposal submitted to the conference Monday by the eight middle-group nations. The .compromise sought to link the Soviet national inspection principle with the Western de- mand for international control, but did not spell out how this could be done. Both sides expressed agreement with the compromise, but inter- preted it to fit their diametrically Soviet Crew Almost Boards Texas Tower, Paper Reports NEW YORK (AP) The New York Daily News reported Thurs- 'day night that the crew of a Soviet trawler almost boarded a U. S, "Texas tower" which had been temporarily abandoned dur- ing rough weather. The report said; "To prevent jts occupation by the Heds, Air Force and Coast Guard units 'had to race' to Texas tower No. 2, radar structure at Georges Bank, about 110 miles of the tip of Cape Cod." The newspaper attributed its re .port to an unidentified Coast Guard officer. It did not say when the Incident occurred. The Air Force said in Washing- ton it had a report that on Feb. M, at a.m. the Coast Guard .cutter Bibb sighted 15 Soviet tower No. 2 going away from it on a northeast course. There was a bad storm at the time and the tower had been aban- doned, the Air Force said. The Coast Guard did not board the tower at the time, the Air Force added, but did later and did not find iny evidence that the trawler crewmen had made any entry into the tower. Both the Air Force and the Coast Guard confirmed, the News said, that the steel and concrete radar posts have been abandoned on a few occasions since the loss of 28 men in the collapse of Texas tower No. 4 on Jan. 15, J961, In a storm, 00 miles southeast of New York, The newspaper Mild that an Air it milea tram Texai Forct spokesman at Pentagon denied knowledge of a Soviet trawler incident but did say, "During temporary withdrawal of personnel the tower is still sub- ject to U.S. protection." However, the tower is situated in international waters, A ship abandoned under similar circum- stances can be claimed by any one who hoards it. The Dally News quoted an Air Force spokesman as saying the mainiiiR Texas towers in severe weather was adopted because of the Texas tower No. 4 tragedy. paper quoted the spokesman ai saying, the tower security is fur- nishetl by the Coast Guard and radar system. Officer Suspended After Talk to DAR ESTES INQUIRY Illegal Purchase Of Plant Claimed witness testified he was told about million worth of mortgages on non-existent ferti. izer tanks and other equipment were outstanding as of March 17. The hearing conducted by Wil- son also produced these develop- ments: 1. Wilson alleged that Pecos op- erator Billie Sol Estes was able to rapidly expand his grain storage facilities on the South Plains be- cause "the formula applied to others" in setting warehouse bond requirements was not applied to Esles. This had to be done with the approval of the U.S. Department of Wilson charged. Consulting Fee A former finance company official said he was paid a month "consulting fee" by Superior Manufacturing Co. of Amarillo during the time his firm was buying mortgage papers from the plant. f 3. One witness who testified he was one of the purchasers of Superior with "bogus" chattel mortgages said he got out be- cause "I didn't want to go to the pen." He said his net worth ai :he time was about and :hat he gave Coleman D. McSpad- den, of Lubbock, "everything 1 lad" in order to get out of the company. 4. A Plainview representative of a fertilizer manufacturer testi- fied Estes once offered him :o sell one load of anhydrous am- monia at a price Esles would set. He said the Pecos man explained that he lEstes) could thereby get a rebate from Commercial Sol- vents, Estes' fertilizer supplier. MortgaRe Dealings The former finance company of- ficial, William H. King. Amarillo, ;old of dealings in bogus mort- gages. "Some of these things you said could put you and your family in King was told at the conclusion of his testimony by Potter County Dist. Atty. Frank Baughman. "No one knows better than I the threat to my King replied. King testified he had been told by Harold E. On- of Superior that .he firm had been bought from Robert E. Clements principally 'with in cash from the sale of three chattel mortgages which were bogus chattel mort- gages." Mortgage Deal John W. Simmons, of Freder- ick, Okla., testified that his part of the deal was a mort- gage. He said that when he found out that the tanks listed on the chattel were non-existant he "got scared" and told them he wanted out. That is when he turned over all his assets and liabilities to Mc- Spadden, Simmons testified. Simmons followed King to the stand King said that in 1960 Mc- Spaddcn asked him if he Would consider working for both Supe- rior and his regular employer, CIT Finance Co. "I told him that sounded to me like a conflict of interest...after he assured me this had nothing to do with CIT...I accepted his offer. He got up to leave and gave me a check for the first King said. Tells of Resignation The witness said he resigned from CIT last year while the finance company was making a check- of collateral on mortgages it held. He said the resignation was accepted after the check was completed, and that James A. Turriff Jr., his superior, also was was asked to resign. King said he then went to work full time for Superior Manufac luring Co. It was Orr, King testified, who once told him that million worth of paper was out and million of it was bogus paper." Earlier this afternoon, James Oats, representative for Monsanto Chemical Co. in Plainview, testi- fied that Estes once "asked me I'd be interested in making for a few minutes work." When Oats asked for details, he said Estes told him "I'd like for you to set the price of one load ol ammonia to one of your cus See COURT, Pg. 8-A, Cols. 1, 2 NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sports Oil news SECTION B Women's news..... Amusements Comics TV Scout......... Radio-TV logs..... Farm news, markets Obituaries 9-11 15 2, 3 4 6 7 12 12 13 14 (AT Wirepholo) MAJ. ARCH ROBERTS speaking to CAR Major Served Under Walker WASHINGTON (AP) Maj. under his command during the Archibald E. Roberts was sus-1958 congressional elections and! pended from his Army duties made derogatory remarks about Thursday night after delivering, an Americans. Walke? later resigned his commission. Roberts, who as information ficer directed Walker's Blue" troop indoctrination pro- public speech in Washington, D.C. today." In his address, which got a Reds Being Rounded Up In Argentina BUENOS AIRES, Argentina security forces announced early Friday the arrest of 156 Communists and the seiz- ure of arms and propaganda. Federal police indoctrination program. off-the-cuff speech to the Daugh- ters of the American Revolution without Pentagon clearance. The Army's swift action against Roberts recalled the steps taken last year against his old boss, far- right former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker. Roberts served as public information officer under Walker in Germany. The Army announced Roberts, who is assigned to supply duties at Ft. Lee, Va.t "has been sus- uled "to discuss the "pro-Blue? pended from performance of miu'-jiroop indoctrination ta'ry duty pending further inves-which the Overseas Weekly tigation of statements made in a charged had used material prof gram, was greeted warmly by delegates- to the 71st Continental Congress of the .DAK. Wearing an Army dress blui uniform, the former paratroopei spoke slowly spending much of his time reading from varioui papers. J Originally, Roberts was vided by the militantly conserva- tive John Birch Society. J The Pentagon investigation standing ovation from the ladies 'J1'3. of the Roberts took shotsi at a number of them Assistant Secretary of State G-. Mennen Williams, Los Angeles: Mayor Samuel Yorty and the pub- lication "Overseas Weekly." However, last Saturday th6 Army notified Roberts the text at his original speech had not beetj cleared. It cited a number ol reasons, including that it reflect adversely forces and tend Roberts didn't say anything Walker controversy_ about the Army or about Walker. The Roberts talk was billed in reporters the Jan. 31 letter' the DAR program as a discussion of the controversial "pro-blue" said the persons arrested in a se- ries of lightning raids were of known militance in communism and its allied organizations. The raids were carried out in Buenos Aires and other key cities, head- quarters said. The announcement came as President Jose Maria Guido mel with military leaders to discuss the hitler's demands for outlaw- of Communists and Pcronists. The military authorities were re- ported bearing down on Guido. Argentine political leaders in and out of the government appeared to despair of maneuver- ing a compromise. The army ordered reinforce- ments to Buenos Aires and in- dustrial suburbs and reported it was keeping half its troops in barracks despite the usual leaves for Holy a pre- caution against possible Peronist and Communist demonstrations. About 400 soldiers left Bahia Blanca by train for the capital, and a number of troops also were on their way. A marine regiment at Puerto Belgrano was under orders to move into Buenos Aires before May 1. Roberto Eehepareborda, ap- pointed by deposed President Ar- luro Frondizi as federal inlerven- which the major says he drafted for troops under Walker's com. mand. Roberts' prepared text was de- nied advance clearance by the Pentagon, and the major switched to an off-the-cuff address, using some notes, without seeking fur- ther approval. Roberts was not immediately available for comment. DAR officials had nothing to say about the Pentagon aclion. Neither the incumbent president general, Mrs. Ashmeade White, nor Mrs. Robert V. Duncan, who will be installed as head of the organization Friday would com ment on the suspension of Rob- erts. Buenos Aires Province, all Peronist committees tor in ordered to end their activities. authorizing his appearance before the DAR as'his authority for mak- ing the speech. "I am here on the authority of the original he said. Asked if he felt he had been See OFFICER, Pg. 8-A, Cols. 1, 1 Roberts, like Gen. Walker, was relieved of his overseas post after the blowup over the Walker case. The Army said later that the general had tried to sway the votes of his men in the 1960 con- gressional elections, and also ad- monished him for making dero- gatory statements about promin- ent Americans. The Pentagon said Thursday night the Army still has no of- ficial word on what Roberts said. Overseas Weekly triggered the Pentagon investigation that re- sulted in Walker being relieved from his command and officially admonished on the ground that SM he had tried to influence troops on the armed, to revive the After his speech, Roberts cited WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather mnp, page fi-A) ABILENE AND VIONITY (radius 40 miles) Clear to partly cloudy through Friday, chance for scattered thunder- showers late Friday afternoon; increas- ing cloudiness Friday night with thunder- showers during the night; a little cooler Saturday. Kii" day night TEXA? .jlgBli ______ Friday near 90, low Fri- Saturday 70. ____. TEXAS PariSf ____., _____. Considerable cloudiness Friday night and Saturday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms west late Friday and over area Friday night and Saturday. Turninj! coole' northwest Fri- day night and over area Saturday. High .._ ____ _______ ____ lily clout_ Friday and Saturday. Considerable cloudi- ness Fridav night. Scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon and night and southeast early Saturday. Turning cooler Friday Saturday. Windy, High Friday SOUTHWEST TEXAS Clear to part- ly cloudy windy and warm Friday through saiur'-.iv with a few widely scattered afternoon and eveninc showers north. High Fridav 85-95. TEMPERATURES Thurs. a.m. Thurs. p.nu 82 78 74 71 and low for 24-hours ending fl p.m.: 85 and 57. High ;ind same date last yean sunrise today: Humidity at 9 p.m.: M per cmt Bomber Launches Ballistic Missile By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) B52 jet bomber fired a Sky- bolt ballistic missile from an aerial launching platform high above the Atlantic Ocean Thurs- day. The initial test of the newest U.S. weapon was termed success- ful even though there was a sec- ond-stage malfunction. The Skybolt, designed to boost the nuclear striking range of the Isources reported later the first stage performed as planned but the second stage apparently failed to ignite. Questioned about this, an Air Force official replied: "We know the second stage separated, but we don't know may not know for several it ignited. If it did ignite, it was Telemetry reports 852 and the British Vulcan bomb- ers, dropped from beneath the wing of the huge Stratofortrcss as it streaked at an altitude of more t we didn't get all that we would have liked out of the flight, but we consider it one heck of a success to gain so I SirtiltiCU til Oil (UlllUUC UL 1MULV 'Jill! than five miles a few miles off the tip of Cape Canaveral. After a free fall of about 500 feel, the first stage ignited'and pushed the 39-foot Skybolt swiftly ihead on an arcing path that car- ried it upward in front of the nose of the plane. The B52 and four camera-carry- policy of evacuating the two re- ing jets spcwjng a pattern of trails and reflecting the sunlight off their silver bodies, were clearly visible to ground ob- When unoccupied, the news- servers, as was the curving smoke trail of the Skybolt's solid- fuel first stage. The Air Force announced min there Is no deterioration ot the utes utter launching that the fir prelaunch press briefing, officials had said the lest would be considered successful if the missile dropped properly and the first stage ignited and functioned well through the initial upward trajectory. Range and accuracy were not major objectives on the initial night and the Distance traveled was not announced. In Gen advance ol the shot, Brig, David M. Jones, Skybolt di- rector for the Air Force, __ This 39-foot long Skybolt, aolld fuel J Ing WH fdcccMful. Informed Ocean." the Atlantic Ocean Thundajr. (AP W   

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