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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               gCbflero "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR PVArm Y AS IT P 01 HOHVH f cvxax svnvo j 3AV 3103 ?36fr i 9909 XQ 03 saivs i 30IAH3S W1UOM3IW 81STYEAR, NO. 311 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Aaocimted frm PAGE ONE WASHINGTON Tiie House is in recess, the Senate is shy some Senators, the Vice Presi- dent is in Texas and the Presi- dent is in Florida. But the shortage of officialdom hasn't slowed the tourists. faking advantage of the spring holiday, traditional at Easter for many schools, the travelers have given a pre- view of the summer tourist season as they have swarmed into Washington on that great family pilgrimage, a tour of the nation's capital. Some student gioups, carted by bus, are in evidence but this Easter tourist season seems mostly a family affair. Hotel rooms are at a pre- mium, the usual national shrines are crowded and an estimated (some out of towners Included) turned out Monday aft- ernoon for the Egg Roll on the White House lawn. "Funny thing about these tour- a cab driver commented. "They're more interested in places then in people.. .Oh, the President or the Vice President and their families, the tourists want to see them, but if they're not here there's still Lincoln's Memorial, Washington's Monu- ment, the Smithsonian, the Capitol and all the rest." This Easter the tourists may have been short changed on the supply of public figures available for them to if they were lucky. But the trav- elers have been well paid in weather. Balmy 70 degree tempera- tures encouraged walks on the mall and thin clouds kept the sun from feet and forms weary with much sight-seeing. Cong. Omar Burleson is keep- ing some speaking engagements in Texas during the Easter re- cess but his wife, Ruth, stayed in Washington. Ninety two centerpieces kept her here. The centerpieces will be used it the Congressional Club's May 3 luncheon honoring the First Lady. (The club is com- posed of congressional wives, the "First Lady Luncheon" is a tradition with it.) Mrs. Burleson, former presi- dent of the club, accepted the chairmanship of the decorations for the luncheon. "I'll be a chief and let In- dians do the work that's what I she says. Instead, she has ended up making all the centerpieces from scratch.. .dipping things in dye, tieing ribbons and the rest. Last year the luncheon drew 870 by invitation. The club is preparing for some 900 this year. The party, a major social event, will be at the Sheraton- Park. Mrs. Burleson was president of the club when it honored Mrs. Eisenhower. Walter Grubbs, former Col- orado Citian, is for six years new secretary to one of the key members of Congress, George Mahon, chairman of the House military appropriations sub-com- mittee. Grubbs was formerly in radio business at C-City. He has a brother, John, and a sister, Mrs. C. Garcett, still living there. Grubbs found to his surprise some time back that an "ordi- nary" West Texas product ap- pears extraordinary to some others. An Abernathy ginner sent Cong, 'tlahon some "paper weights" for himself and for his staff members, miniature bales of cotton, just m high and so thick. Admiral Hyman Rickover, great scientist, so called "Father of the Nuclear was in Mahon's office one day and saw the tiny bale of cotton. He was intrigued, and, naturally, Grubbs gave him his. "He just had to have Grubbs says, still surprised. The Hay Adams is an his- toric Washington hotel, quiet and with an air of seclusion even though it faces on LaFayette Park and the White House. Tht Hay Adami has one sure claim to fame. In addition to bedside tele- phonies it has telephones in its bathrooms, elegance or, you iin't gtt away from the things. NEWS INDEX MCTMN A IKfWN WMMfs wr S a i 11 11 it Monday as the national winner of i extent of salt water pollution of the 1961 Thomas L. Stokes water supplies in West named in memory of a celebrated I Texas by natural streams and ABILENIAN WINS AOP AWARD Miss Katharyn Duff, assistant editor of the Abilene Reporter-News; receives the third annual Thomas L. Stokes award from J. R. Wiggins, editor of The Washington Post and chairman of the award committee, in a ceremony in Washington Monday. The honor was for a series of articles and editorials revealing the extent of water pollution resulting from oil explorations and produc- tion. (AP Wirephoto) Miss Duff Given Top News Award By LESLIE CARPENTER Reporter-News Capital Bureau WASHINGTON, D.C. A hand- some certificate and a check for were presented to Miss B. Johnson. Katharyn Duff, assistant editor of the Abilene Reporter News. ton Sunday to receive it, wore two orchids which were sent to her with a congratulatory note by Vice President and Mrs. Lyndor Miss Duff's winning series of articles dealt with the alarming columnist. .springs, and as the result of The editor of the Washington some oil field explorations and Post and chairman of the Stokes Award Comijlttee, J. Russell Wiggins, presentation at a n. the Statler-Hilton Hotel. Miss Duff, who flew to Washing- WEATHER U, S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather man. Fate 4-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radills miles) Cloiirty Tuesday morninK be- lartly cloudy Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday ant! a litttc warmer both days. Higf iday ant! :h Tuesd ___lay 75 80. Tuesday' nifilit 55 60. HiRh Wednes- day in '-he BOs. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Consider- able cloudiness Tuesday scattered thimderfihowers mostly cast- Clear !o part- ly cloudv Tuesday night and Wednesday. A little warmer northwest Tuesday after- noon and over area Wednesday. High Tuesday 60 78. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to partly cloudy Tuesday. A little warmer most sections with a few showe south. Considerable cloudiness east and ind warm- er Tuesday night and Wednesday. Hish Tuesday 75 85. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to partly cloudy Tuesday through Wednesday. A little warmer Tuesday night. High.Tues- day 74-aJ. TEMPERATURES Mon. 5S 56 58 1-00 Mon p.m 69 71 69 69 67 63 59 58 58 .......___. 63 gfi _ ____....... High and low tor 24 hours ending 9 p.m.: 73 and 56. High ami low same date last year: 8B and 70. Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: .28.37. Humidity at 9 p.m. 84 per cen_. abandoned wells. 26 in Competition It was announced that the work of reporters on 26 newspapers were in the competition, and that Miss Duff's stories, more thai' any of the others embodied the spirit of Tom Stokes. Stokes was in his lifetime the nation's best known writer in the areas of natural resources and public power. The award was established in his memory by more than 100 admirers, most of whom are prominent in politics and public affairs, following his death. It is given annually for Ihe best reporting of the year relating to conservation of energy and other natural resources. The award was to encourage continuation of the type of reporting Stokes had ac- complished in his nationally syn dicated column. Third Year of Award This is the third year of the award. Marquis Childs, a Washington columnist, and Edward P. Mor- gan, American Broadcasting Co. commentator, were among guests at the luncheon. Others included Mrs. Omar Burleson. wife of the 17th District Congressman who i? now in Texas, and C. W. Owen, a cousin of Miss Duff who was. by coincidence, in Washington at- See AWARD, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 Moon Crash Termed LikelyforFaultyShot Fire Hits HASKELL (RNS) A fire of undetermined origin gutted the Ben Fraiiklin Store in downtown Haskell late Monday night, and firemen from Stamford and Throckmorton joined Haskell fire- fighters to contain the fire to the one building. The fire, reported about 11 p.m., apparently started near the rear of the store and had already burned through the merchandise to the front of the building and through the roof by The building, located on the northwest corner of the square, is in a block containing several other businesses. Early reports indicate the other stores in the block had already received heavy smoke damage. The law offices of Ratliff Ratliff are in the back of the building and were being cleared at press time. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hill are owners of the store and Mrs. Ida Mae Pierson is owner of the building. Father, Son Die in Texas Plane Crash DENTON, Tex. (AP) -A Wich- ita Falls man and his son were killed Monday afternoon when their light plane crashed in a muddy field on a farm about 10 miles west of here. Sheriff's officers identified the victims as James Richard Long Sr., 28, and lu's son, James R. Long Jr., about 12 years old. The crash occurred as heavy rains fell in the area. Denton County Sheriff Wylie Barnes said it appeared as plane fell from the sky rather than crashing in an attempted landing. He said the plane was torn in many parts and strewn over a small area. The older crash victim was thrown clear of the plane. The boy was found in the plane still strapped to his seat. A wing of the plane was lying on top of him. It took 15 men to lift the wing off the boy. Long is the Wichita Falls rep- resentative of Parker-Ford Invest- ment Co. QUICK derrick of the Winston No. 1 well near Snyder, shown as it was covered by flames, melted within 20 minutes after a gas fire started about 1pm. Monday. All workmen managed-to leap to safety, (Staff :PhptO'by Henry WOlff.Jr.) iV Top Oil Well Firefighter Called on Blaze at Snyder patrolmen were trying Monday to keep people at least a mile away SNYDER (RNS) The call for un well fire-fighting expert Red hundred yards of the well were Adair of Houston went out Mon- drained and salt water inserted day soon after the 1 p.m. igni- to kill the fumes and lessen tion of the Winston No. 1, a gas- danger of an explosion. spewing oil well near the south of Snyder which is stood by Monday afternoon, but owned by D. M. Cogdell. was not able to do anything. Sheriff's officers and highway The 6800 foot deep well caught fire Monday afternoon as a servic- ing crew was pulling tubing, and A I A KID WPLL flames spewed as high as 100 feet Mfc.1 Y C IV TT into the air. The fire continued Monday night with occasional justs from a steady 50 feet of "lame. The well had been develop- ing a lot of gas lately and was in the process of being worked over. There was no way known to shut the well off since the pipe iad been taken out of the hole, so Adair was called. However, he was in Algiers and the next time he would be in contact with his Paris, France, office was 2 a.m. Secretory of Navy to Talk At Luncheon Here Monday See RESCUE, Pg. 2-A, Col. Z See SHOT, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 Navy Secretary and Mrs. Fred H. Korth of Fort Worth and three of the secretary's aides, including a former commander o' the nu- clear-powered submarine, Nanti- lus, will be guests of honor at a luncheon here Monday, May 21. His appearanc'; is sponsored jointly by the Navy League and the National Defense Committee of the Abilene Chamber of Com- merce. Korth will talk about "Seapow- er" just ons day before "National Maritime Day." He will tell mem- bers of the Navy League and the .National Defense Committee and their wives, along with several other distinguished guests, about the meaning of seapowcr and the role the Navy plays in it. Secretary and Mrs. Korth, along with Capt. William R. Anderson, his naval aide and former com- mander of the Ma- rine aide, Commander J. E. Jen- kins, his special assistant for public affairs, have already ac- cepted invitations to attend the luncheon. Invitations to be mailed to Admiral Fred Warder of New Orleans, commandant of Rh Naval District, and Mm, Warder; Admiral Ixw Kirn, Corpus ChrMI, CUM of Naval Air AdvwM flirt- FRED KORTH Navy Secretary Ing, and Mrs. Kirn; and the com- manding officers, along with their wives, from the Naval stations at Waco, San Angelo, Lubbock, Amarillo, Fort Worth and Wichita Kalis. The meeting pluce (or the luncheon probably will be decid- ed lit sesihm by the Navy League and Chamber of M M am. today in the First National Bank's community room. Those taking part in the meeting include Noble Harris, Navy League president; M. L. (Sonny) Bentley .Jr., Joe Cooley, Howard McMahon, George Winter Jr., Walter Johnson, all representatives of the Chamber of .Commerce; and Bill Perkins, executive vice president, Loren Griffin, secretary, John Jordan, treasurer, and Dusty Rhodes, ad- jutant general of the Navy League. Also, Commander Jim Marin, commanding officer of the local Navy -Training Center, A. M. public relations representa- tive for the Navy Training Center, and Ernest Granville, Abilene, vice president of the Advisory Council on Naval Affairs. Presentation of the colors and band music are two of the items which are almost certain to be a part of the luncheon entertain- ment. Uniform of Navy person- nel at the affair will be service dress white. Korth was appointed to the cab- inet position by President Ken- nedy withle snort time after the resignation last December of John Connelly, aim a Fort Worth man. Korth is former Fort Worth banker. ConMlly to now a M go hours huddled on a tiny ledge tv Fuesday our time. f d jn fl lreacher. and we sLarted cramping pretty ally decreasing from the Tho only other fire-fighting ex- Qus mountain cave before they pert in the oil business was said found bv to he in South America. and rescued alive and About eight men working around the well scampered to safety. Two w" oil, well servicing trucks owned by They were located in what is Brooks Oil Well Service Co. and called a mud pack room deep m valued at were destroyed heart of Lookout Mountain m by the (ire. An additional northwest A crack team worth of well equipment brought of cave explorers brought them to the known loss to plus the 'ne surface, loss of gas which ordinarily goes Their rescue touched off a joy- .0 the Sunray Oil Co. plant here. college students spent more than Guido Ends Bid for New 2-Year Term Guide's sudden move, coming Four storage tanks within a the The Snyder Fire Department from the fire. There were reported to be four or five other wells close by. The field is known as the East Kelly- Snyder Canyon Field and the well is in a field discovered in May, 1961. Only Part Of System Operating By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -The United States launched inquisitive scientific probe towawf the moon Monday, but a failing in a timing device in the space? craft apparently rained a portion of the ambitious ment. 'I However, the space agency nounced more than seven houli' after launching that tracking daflt" indicates the gold and silver craft will probably crash-land the moon at 8.5S a.m. Thursdajg Two objectives of the of television pictures ol: the moon and landing an ment parcel on the lunar surfagg practically ruled out Sjfe officials. 35 Ranger 4 was tumbling throujjp space at the proper speed to reach the moon about a.m. Thursday, but ground station! were unable to receive tion from its systems to deteiS mine if it were accepting conv mands from earth. A spokesman for the that made the spacecraft reported that the Johannesburg, South AfrJK ca. tracking station would send series of commands to the 730- pound spacecraft "in hopes of waking it up." But he emphasized chancw were slim that corrective meas- ures could be made to straighten it out. The spokesman said the trouble apparently was in a timer clock-like electronic device acti- vated a few seconds before launching. Its purpose was to al- low a central computer and se- quencer to issue steering com- mands to Ranger 4 on a precise, preset timetable in the early stages of flight. Its failure would prevent the craft from overcoming the initial launch tumbling motion Three Rescued From Deep Cave By ROSS HAGEN TRENTON, Ga. (AP) Three in their heads. "We swam out about ous celebration at the mouth of the cave where friends and par- ents had waited. The students, William Bartee, 20, and James Mason, 21, both of Atlanta, and Martin Huddleston, 19, of Ormond Beach, Fla., ate a hearty mea! of steak, creamed potatoes, baked apples, coffee and milk. It was their first meal in more than 60 hours. They had only swallows of water during that period. Mason and Hwddleston both are BUENOS AIRES, Argentina at E University in (API-President Jose Maria GUI- AUanta Bartee ew up in Atlan. do, facing renewed threats of a with Masnn now ,s a military takeover, withdrew from Prcsbytcrian College, Clin Congress Monday night his re- Tippett WM reportedly takbf congress mommy muni i v quest for two more years in a' (icc Mason, wearing a Acting Interior Minister Ernes- shirt covered with mud, said they to Lonusse declared this meant wanted to explore two big holes hi, family to Tyler that before the week was out deep In the cave. They secured ptanned to Guido would call for new prcsl- a rope at the top of a mud flight to his W dential elections. and went on down. We knew there was water Gues suen mov, -vie Knew mere was wnwi HI: lorcea amid reports ho was yielding to down there, but we didn't know Underwood's military that he wipe how much." he "1 went the city !lmHi nf out election triumphs by follow- down tint and hit water about rw) when the pMp en of exiled dictator Jnim D. Pe- cnest The others came on tnwMe mi run, was understood to be of the. subterranean lake over nar impact occurs. would prevent various spacecraft systems from functioning. Officials said strong signals were still being received from two tracking beacons in the payload. These were expected to continue to be strong for several hours and then begin fading as the bat- teries weakened. If Ranger's sys- tems had worked, the solar cells would have transformed sunlight into energy to power the batteriej for the trip to the i It is expected that the batteriel tie distance and found the water wiu dead by the time the to- As the spacecraft sped feet and it was getting cold from earth, its speed was gradu- Plane Crash-Lands In Field at Gorman GORMAN (RNS) Ross Tip- pett, Abilene consulting engineer, couldn't have crash-landed Piper Comandie plane in a more convenient spot about Monday-only three or four blocks from the Blackwell Hospital here. Fortunately, Tippett and family required no more emergency treatment His moth- er-in-law, Mrs. J. L. Downing, was treated for lacerations and releas- ed and was reported injured the worst, though not seriously. Tippett, his wife and two daugh. ters, Jenny Marie, 10, and Jean Ann, 6, were treated and releas- ed The Gorman constable drove the family to red sweat- night. tion. HI: forced Abilene   

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