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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               LATEST SPORTS gftflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR Vv 4 IT 81ST YEAR, NO.. 308 ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prtit (IP) AN EDITORIAL Connally Best For Governor Texas has never had a governor's campaign when the candidates weren't for a multitude of good things they hoped to bring about for the state. The same is true this year. The voters should make their judgment not only on the basis of what the candidates declare for, but on something else equally as important. Can they deliver on what they promise? Because of what he stands for, and because we be- lieve he has the ability to match it, The Reporter-News herewith declares its support for John Connally for governor. In his visit to Abilene a week ago, 'Connally dealt forthrightly with the things he thinks are important in Texas affairs, and what he proposes to do about them. He said he wants to see Texas "No. 1 in educational opportunities, industrial growth, and in job opportuni- ties." He said he would try to get rid of "inequities" in the sales tax but he declared it would be irresponsible to repeal it unless there were a better plan to replace it, Connally said he would seek legislation to rid the state of loan sharks. He called it "deplorable that we do not have the leadership to obtain such legislation." He promised to work for changes in merit auto in- surance, to penalize careless and negligent drivers, but not to treat minor moving violations the same as major ones. To implement his program, he would seek action to limit the governor's tenure to two two-year terms; would place greater emphasis on education; push a drive for more industry, and develop a better program to attract tourists. He promises decisive leadership in the governor's office.'saying "I can give action and can work with the Legislature." It avails little if a governor has a positive program but can't create the environment in which to work with the legislature to put it over. Connally believes, and this newspaper agrees, that he is the best qualified candidate for the office because of his proven success in business, politics and govern- ment. In business he worked for and later headed the largest independent oil firm in the nation. There he had to make crucial decisions on large problems as a matter of daily routine. He also served ably on the board of directors of one of the largest railroads in the Land, the New York Central. Though he has never before run for political office, he has for years been active in Texas Democratic Party affairs and knows the art of politics both as it is ap- plied within the party and within government. This is an essential skill for an effective governor. For 11 months until his recent resignation, Connal- ly served as Secretary of the Navy. In that post he successfully dealt with problems at least equal in im- port to those he would face as governor of Texas. John Connally has the ability, experience, program and desire to make Texas a great govenwr. The Re- porter-News hopes the voters will give him that Op- portunity. ____ Staff Photo THE RANCHER CAME TO TALK POLITICS Evatts Haley campaigns for agriculture post INESTESCASE Holey Raps White For Grandstanding Witness Denies Gifts From Estes Arch conservative West Texas rancher Evatts Haley Jr. scored Stats Commissioner of Agricul- e John White here Friday for so he can make a grandstand Ralph Says Offers Got Embarassing By RAYMOND HOLBROOK DALLAS James T. Ralph, a former assistant secre- tary of agriculture, testified Fri- day he accepted no gifts from Pecos promoter Billie Sol Estes but said his father-in-law later received two shirts by mail from a Dallas store. Ralph said that when he visited the Neiman-Marcus man's shop with Estes last September, the West Texas financier was so in- sistent that he accept expensive clothing that "it became embar- rassing." But he denied he had accepted gifts from Estes then or at any time. Confronted with an exchange ;lip dated Oct. 24, 1961, during this afternoon's session of a court of inquiry, Ralph said his father- n-law had received two shirts 'rom a "Mr. Wilson" whom he said he did not know. He testified that on his next trip .0 Dallas in October he exchanged the shirts at Nicman-Marcus for 'ive cheaper ones. After Ralph was excused as a witness, three Neiman-Marcus promoter, "but the incumbent (ook the to (estify commissioner waits until he's in that Ralph was filled with the middle of a political campaign making political fodder out of the Billie Sol Estes investigation. The 30-year-old Canyon land- iwner, who is bent toward ousting he incumbent official in the Mayj 5 primary, said White was "negli- ;ent in his duties" if he did not mow of Estes' anhydrous am- monia tank and grain elevator op- erations before the probe was ini- .iated. Haley said play by revoking licenses of a few elevator operators. expensive suits and with two two pairs of shoes costing per pair. They said the suits, without the customary name labels on the inside pocket, were sent to Estes "Where's he been for the a hotel later while four or five Haley que- ried. iis own concerning the state's ag-jt0 testify. "alert West Texas jankers" had previous knowledge of the transactions of the Pecos Prisoners Riot as French General Returns to Paris By PATRICK MCNULTY PARIS (AP) Ex-Gen. Raoul a "disgraced hero of France, was captured in an Al- giers hideaway Friday and flown to a Paris prison to face a reckon- ing on his terrorist army opposi- tion to Algerian independence. Imprisoned sympathizers rioted and set fire to Sante Prison and other Salan followers demon- strated outside as he arrived. Authorities i-.iiiounced 15 prison- ers, all of them right-wing activ- ists, were injured in the demon- stration and said five police were reported hurt. Prison officials said the fire was brought under control without extensive damage several lours after Salan's arrival. There was some demonstration of opposition to him at the prison. Salan was cornered in disguise at an Algiers apartment and 'lown to Paris wearing handcuffs. The noisy prison demonstration Degan shortly after news spread that the fugitive ex general had n arrested in Algiers. When Salan arrived after dark the dem- onstration was in full swing. WEATHER C. R. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather man, page 10-At ABILENE AND (Radius of cloudy Saturday morn- ing and afternoon with chance of possible scattered showers; clearing Saturday night with cooler temperatures; mild Sunday. High Saturday in the OOs, low Saturda; K. lay night 45-M, hiRh Sunday about NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear to partly cloudy Saturday through Sunday. Widely scattered nhmvprs and few ttnin- dcrslorma Saturday afternoon and east Saturday evening. Cooler Saturday night and Sunday. High SatUdny 80 to 92. NORTHWESTERN TEXAS: Partly cloudy Saturday. Chance thunders ho went MUlheant early entity fair Saturday urday aftci y night in Gen. ind Sunday. Cooler west and north Saturday and over Saturday night and east nnd north Sunday. High UatuMay 75' to 85. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Considera- ble cloudiness Saturday becoming dwidy to partly cloudy-and turning cooler .Satur- day night and Sunday, Widely scattered Saturday and along the coait StHircUy niffht tin! Sunday. Hlghcit Saturday M to H excvpt W to 95 8 17 H liflfl........... wv 77 n lliM........... lor IflMuri mdlfil t R7 and fll. h ind low r'.m IM n i tixitri Sfffl at A crowd of about 300 persons outside the prison chanted Secret Army Organization slogans as prisoners banged tin cups on bars and tossed burning papers out cell windows. Authorities said a wooden par- tition inside the fortress prison caught fire. Several fire trucks rolled into the prison yard as po- Sec ARREST, Pg. 3-A, Col. industry, Haley said he would attempt to operate the Itate Department of Agriculture on a more economical, equitable and efficient basis. "We'll stop entertaining Free- man (Secretary of Agriculture Or- ville Freeman) in Texas, and we'll do all we can to stop the flow of socialist propaganda from :he U. S. Department of Agricul- :ure." He also would recommend that .he legislature cut the commis- sioner's salary now set at 000 per year by 25 per cent, who represents Pacific Finance 'after which we'll have other cuts I Co., one of a number of lendin; n the department." Haley and his wife, Frances, See HALEY, Pg. 3-A, Col. 2 Mrs. Andrew Urban Dies Here at 92 Mrs. Andrew (Mary Priscilla) Urban Sr., 92, Abilene church and civic leader, died at p.m. Friday in the Rosewood Nursing Home where she had spent the last four months. Mrs. Urban, of 774 Meander, was born March 4, 1870, in Oil !ity, Pa., the daughter of a pioneer oil man. When her parents died, she and a sister went to Montpelier, Ind., to live with their brother, also an oil producer. There she met and in 1896 married Andrew Ur- ban, owner of several nitroglyc- erin plants in Montpelier. At Mrs. Urban': urging, he sold the plants and went into the oil busi- es. In 1912 the couple moved to Wichita Falls and then to Abilene in 1918, moving into the family home at 774 Meander. At the age of 82, Mrs. Urban took her first plane ride and be- gan to travel extensively at that time. She celebrated her Mth birthday at a party in Alhambra, Spain, while on a three-month tour of Spain, Portugal and the Azores. Mrs. March, iMVW't Urban wn quoted im, M Mytni (la MRS. ANDREW URBAN SR. ftnerd Monday Abilene) {or the past eight years." She especially valued Economy, Efficiency the shoes were delivered to Estes at the Dallas hotel where both Estes and Ralph were staying. Ralph was one of the Depart While the youthful appearing! was lnf UKP' 'ment of Agriculture officials candidate aid not spell out pecific legislative proposals of flf inqujry one to accept an invitation Another resigned his year job. The third was fired by the government after Dallas clothing salesmen told of Estes escorting visitors to Neiman- Marcus store. Earlier Friday a Dallas attor- ney told of his lengthy talks with Estes while investigating the West Texas financier's operations that mentioned Vice President Lyndon Johnson, Rep. II. Carl Andersen, R-Minn., and a "Jamie Whitten." The witness was Frank Cain SENATE CANDIDATES' SCHEDULE Scheduled events to be at- tended by the three candidates for the District 24 state sen- ate post, as reported by the candidates themselves, are as follows: DALLAS PERKINS Monday Albany, Kaskell. Tuesday Aspermont, Old Glory, Sagerton, Jayton. DAVID RATLIFF Saturday in Abilene. Monday Howard County, Big Spring. .Coahoma. Tuesday Albany, Moran. TRtJETT LATIMER Saturday Abilene. Monday Abilene. Tuesday Haskell County, Haskell, Rule, Rochester O'Brien. 'irms which sued Estes following iis indictment on federal chargesjp.m. of fraud. Cain said when he told Estes :hat the FBI was investigating lim, the Pecos promoter said "I can stop that. I will get Lyndon (now whether Estes called John- son or not but that night Estes ;old him "I've got that investiga- Sce GIFTS, Pg. 3-A, Col. 1 NEWS INDEX her collection of souvenir spoons( from over the world. She was a charter and life IM MM. UMAN, M, M. I ft SECTION A 1 Church mwi............ 4 fyortf 1-10 Oil mwi 11 SECTION I Women's 3 4 AMIMHWHM t ALL'S FAIR IN SEATTLE A 600-feet high Space Needle dominates the 72- acre scene as Seattle World's Fair prepares for its grand opening Saturday. Just beyond the base of the needle is the terminal of a monorail running from the downtown area. Large building in shadow is fair headquarters. (AP Seattle World's Fair Sets Grand Opening for Today Johnson on the phone." The attorney said he did not By BOB THOMAS SEATTLE, Wash. Amer-ca's first World's Fair in 22 Seattle's salute to the 21st opens at noon Saturday when President Kennedy touches a golden telegraph key. The President, vacationing in Palm Beach, Fla., will signal the opening of the fair. Cannons will 'ire, whistles will blow and a seven-year, become a reality. A thousand newsmen previewed the Century 21 Exposition Friday and pronounced it magnificent. Among World's Fairs it appears to be the most compact 74 acres, beautiful and serious. But the frivolous has not been overlooked either. The issue of "to bare or not to bare" was settled Thursday night when a special city censor board gave the nod to IN BROWNWOOD Abilenio Husband BROWNWOOD (RNS) Mrs. Thomas Homer Curry of 3133 S. 18th St., Abilene, was killed and her husband critically injured in a two-car smashup three miles east of here Friday afternoon. The accident occured at p.m. at the intersection of U.S. rlighway 67 and U.S. Highway 84. Urs. Curry died at 3 p.m. in Medical Arts Hospital of Brownwood without recovering consciousness. Mr. Curry was listed as "critical" by hospital officials Friday Killed, 'Critical' told of his wife's death immediately. Jesse Brown Brazelton, 56, of Brownwood, driver of the second ar, suffered lacerations of the lead and an injury to his right rm. He was not hospitalized. The body of Mrs. Curry was at Vright's Funeral Home of Brown-vood Friday night. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. D. Kirk of 3134 S. 19th t., Abilene, and another daughter rom California; one grandchild. Investigators said her husband suffered a slight heart attack af- ter the accident while in a hos- pital emergency room. Described as "rather elderly" Curry was not Allotments on Estes Cotton Land Probed WASHINGTON (AP) The Agriculture Department has giv- en Billie Sol Estes and about 15 other holders and groups of hold crs of disputed cotton planting allotments in Texas and New Mexico until May 1 to prove that they hold the allotments legally. The allotments, which total more than acres, had been cancelled pending submission of proof from the holders. One lor acres had been in the name Of Estes, West Texas financier now under indictment for fraud. Department officials arc being investigated by the Texas Attor. ney General. The allotments Involved be- longed to farmers whose farms had been taken over by govern- mmt agencies under the right of jpublic domain, The allotments Ihnd been pooled but were re- turned to the individual farmers which they reportedly sold lands to these farmers and then leased the cotton allotments back from the purchasers of the farms. The department said investiga- tion has shown that in a number of cases, these land sellers entered w h a t the department called side agreements with the farmers which had the net effect of the farmers selling his allot- ment to the land developers. Sale of allotments is forbidden by law. Allotments arc valuable be- whose relations with Agriculture cause cotton may not be sold from non-alloted land unless a heavy penalty tax is paid. The department has ruled that the disputed allotments were in- valid last year, the first year they were ostensibly leased. Estes and the others who claimed to hold the Allotments under lease agreement must cer tify (hut the farms were trans- when they could show they hart (erred under and bought new farms. there ww no device (or Kites and number of efhem taylnc the twin- in eperMtom bare-breasted girlie shows on the gayway. Secretary of Commerce Luther H. Hodges, the government's top representative for the opening, agreed with other previewers: "Century 21 is certain to be a success for Seattle, for the state of Washington, for the Pacific Northwest and for our entire na- tion." Seattle's hopes were soaring as high as the fair's Space Needle. Even before the first customer passed through the gates, finan- cial success seemed assured. Ad- vance sales of cut-rate tickets ended March 15 with million in receipts. That represents 314 million admissions, and the fair figures to break even with seven million. Previewers generally agreed that the fair's success as a show was due in great part to a king- ilion is the hit of the fair, both an exhibit and a thing of beauty. The pavilion is a stunning de- sign by Detroit architect Minoru Yamasaki. The visitor enters an expanse of lagoons surrounded by glistening white buildings and Gothic domes. Stories You'll Wont to Read Sunday Take A Trip With Us to Knox City Staff Writer Norman Fisher takes you to the prosperous farming community of Knox City in Sunday's Reporter-News. You'll the city government, schools, chamber commerce in both stories and pictures. Easter Weddings The Ecster season is marked by weddings of interest to Abilenians and West Texans on the cover page of the Women's Section. The Problem of "Drop-Outs" The problem of school "drop-outs" is dis- cussed by students in Young Outlook Franklin has the Junior High news for the week. Convention Programs Convention programs for Texas tion of Women's Club, Texas Garden vluM and the stote FHA meeting will be announc- ed Sunday. Track, Baseball, Golf complete sports coveroje   

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