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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT -------------------------------------------ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1962-FORTY-FOUR P, 33'AB3S 8lSt YEAR, NO. 320 Liquor Seized at C-City END OF THE LINE Rip Allen, right, of the Depart- ment of Public Safety's license and weights division, shows part of the liquor cache he accidentally discovered Wednesday in Colorado City to C. B Ar- nold, head of the Big Spring division of the Liquor Control Board. After officers had counted 950 cases, each containing 12 quarts of liquor, the haul was load- ed back into the trailer and shipped to Big Spring for storage. (Colorado City RNS Photo) PAGE ONE J2I25SBBIJ22S' .Eastland's Police Chief Hay Laney received a complaint this week during the Lions' District 2E-1 convention in that town. A resident of Village Hotel stopped the chief on the street to protest the calliope music McMurry College's fancy in- strument was pouring forth in behalf of the candidacy of Pete ShotwelJ of Abilene for the gov- ernorship of district Lions. The calliope carried large signs which proclaimed, "Shot- well for Governor." The complaining whose nap had been disturbed, told Chief Laney "If they don't slop that I'm just not going to vote tot that Shotwell next Saturday." Well, she couldn't, Pele has already been elected governor and it's no wonder the good vot- er of Eastland is somewhat con- fused by the multiplicity of can- didates for the upcoming pri- maries. The Republican ballot for Saturday is, as far as we know, that party's largest in Texas history and the Democrats have a bigger voting sheet than they have supported in a long, long time. So this is another reminder of gome decisions voters must niake pronto: 1. Which primary? (Really, you must make a choice Satur- day for the primaries are pure- ly party functions and you can't take part, under the law, in both. .The decision will determine In whose party affairs you will participate this year. To attend a convention you must have voted in that party's primary.) 2. Where will yon vote'; (As regarding Taylor County, this newspaper will print, probably tomorrow, a map showing the various voting precincts with lists of Republican and Demo- cratic polling places in each.) 3. How will you mark your bfallot? (In order to give voters a chance to bone up in advance we printed last Sunday samples ef- Demo and GOP ballots. These samples are vot- ers to mark and the polls as guides the .law pro- hibits using such marked nota- tions as you vote. Rather, they are to let voters pander in ad- vance which precinct officers are theirs to choose, which of the referendum propositions at the end of both Demo and GOP ballots to murk how. and. par- ticularly in the case of Repub- licans, where to write in candi- dates not listed.) Choice of primary and mark- ing of ballot are purely personal waiters. But, really, now, isn't it about time to decide? Voting is day after tomorrow. A piece of Abilene's profile is drawn in a recent Abilene Pub- lic Library report on its work. Last year we Abilcnians read, er at least checked out, an av- erage of more than two and a half books each. We circulated books, quite a workout (or Ihe volumes in the li- brary- A third of us use the library to some extent. Library cards issued to of us. Last year we asked the li- brary "reference" re- quests and we read from of town to the other. I( the average thickness ef feooks is one Librarian Thclma Andrews that's a conservative guess, the 2W.S37 booSs we checked out would, between bookenda, KMh II miles, the distance from Hwdln-Slmmoni Universi- ty to McMurry College, iccord- BV to library cakulaUow. Algeria Terrorism Result: 110 Dead ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) The) outlaw European Secret Army Organization slaughtering lems with explosives and gunfire, perpetrated its worst Algerian bloodbath Wednesday since the March 19 .cease-fire ending the Algerian war. Goernment offi- cials said 110 persons were killed and 147 wounded. Nearly all the Moslems, slain as European ex-and 140 were wounded in terrorist tremists tried desperately to pro-'attacks, making it the tuondiest victims were voke civil war in a savage bid to block. Algerian .independence. The extremists were pulling out all the loss of their two top a last ditch battle to keep this tortured North African territory French. In Algiers alone, where an earth-shaking (Jockside booby-trap bomb blast took 62 lives at one blow, a reported 96 persons died U.S. Explodes Larger Device By GARDNER L. BRIDGE WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. atomic experts stepped up the size of their nuclear test shots in the Pacific Wednesday, exploding one in the million-ton range. It was the third nuclear device fired in the atmosphere since the current test series started one week ago in the vicinity of Christ- mas Island. Like the first two it was dropped rom an airplane. It produced a much bigger jlast, however. The joint announcement by the Defense Department and the Momic Energy Commission saic it was "in the low megaton yield U. S, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map. ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 Pnrlly cloudy nnd warm Thurs- clav and Friday. High Thursday BO-85. fl'w Thursday night 55-fiO. Hifih Friday 85-90. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy Thursday and Friday. Scattered .showers west portion Friday afternoon. HiRh Thursday SO 86. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Increasing ckmrt- ncss Thursday jinn Friday. Showers near the Kin Grande Thursday. Hish Thursdsy WEATHER fEMPERATURES Wrd. a.m 53 51 47 49 46 Wed. p.m. 45 52 (57 70 72 72 High and low for entiinc 9 P.m High tow date last year: Sunset List iiiRhtr today sunset tonight: nafomelcr rpatlins at 3 M.23. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 44 per cent. In the terms of relerence used ay atomic weaponeers this means it had the explosive equivalent of anywhere from one to several mil- lion tons of TNT. By contrast, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War II was rated at tons of TNT. The first two test shots in Oper ation Dominic now under way in the Pacific were in the ton range. They were set off around 6 a.m. Christmas Island time, giving nu clear scientists an opportunity ti measure their Hash rays agains the light of the rising sun. The first explosion took place April 25, a few days after Presi dent Kennedy ordered a resump- tion of atmospheric tests after lapse of nearly four years. Test No. 2 came two days later and was described as almos identical with the first. Wednesday's million-lonner wa dropped from an airplane at abou 8 a.m., test site time, or abou 1 p.m. EST. Beyond giving the time, place yield and method of drop the of ficial announcement did not go. ingle day in the modern history f Algeria's capital. In Oran, a mob of screaming Europeans shot six Moslems dead vhile French soldiers and police ooked on without making a move. Authorities reported that Mos- ems made up 104 of the 110 dead md 140 of the 147 wounded. Offi- ials added that the death toll may well be higher since Mos- ems traditionally carry off their lead and bury them secretly Eight Moslems were at first re- ported killed when a booby- rapped car packed with about 40 rounds of explosives blew up in a crowd of some raggec Moslems waiting at a dockside liring office. But the toll mounted as rescue workers searched through the de iris and unofficial sources said i inally reached 96 dead and l4l vounded. Police headquarters in communique said 150 were diied or wounded. It was all but impossible in the videspread panic and confusion following the blast to get an ac curale check. Most victims were aken to clinics and hospitals, oth ers were carried off to the crowd ed Moslem quarter along will nearly all the corpses. The blast hurled jagged pieces of metal and chunks of stone, an< COLORADO CITY (KNS) A Highway Patrolman made a rou- tine inspection of a transport truck and found what may have been the largest illegal liquor haul in Texas historyv-a total of quarts of whisky, valued at 000. The Liquor Control Board Wednesday seized 950 cases of liquor, each containing 12 quart bottles in downtown Colorado City, filing a forfeiture suit against the liquor and the truck. The truck itself was estimated at another Suit was filed in 32nd District Court of Judge Eldon Mahon. Criminal charges of transport- ng liquor on a public highway vithout a written statement were iled in Mitchell County Court against drivers Marvin and Mur- Jennings, who told officers hey live at Sun Valley, Calif. Bond, was set at each by County Judge Elmer Martin. Sheriff Lewis Claxton said the two nen had not made bond and were still in the county jail Wednesday night. Abilene District LCB Supervisor Loyd Owens told the Reporter- S'ews Wednesday night that the haul was the biggest in the state .hat he could remember in his 14 years as an LCB employe. Rip Allen, license and weights officer for the Department of Pub ver the maximum length allowed y state law. When he asked the two drivers or their shipment manifest, they aid they had none, said County Attorney Frank Ginzel, who filed le county charges. (In order to transport liquor hrough a dry area, a carrier for a ouched few moments, almos off the anti-Europeai mob reprisals the secret army seeks to provoke. The extremists hope that wide spread violence touched off bj iheir outrages will force thi French army to step in. lie Safely, stopped the truck abou p m Tuesday in downtowi Colorado City when he suspectei the truck and traiiei might bf must have a manifest or bill' showing the pickup point, the a destination and quantity carried as well as a common carrier per- mit.) Allen then asked lo see the trail- er's cargo. The men protested, saying the trailer contained red- wood furniture, Ginzel said, but 'way the officer insisted and itor rite- ing a long distance telephone caB to California, the driven told A3f len it was all right for him to inspect the trailer. Then Allen discovered the Bq- uor. C. B. Arnold of Big See LHJl'OR, Pf. J-A, 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 Thursday Abilene. Friday Abilene. DAVID RATLIFF Thursday Roscoe, Maryneal. Black-well, Hylton, Nolan and Sweetwater. Friday Hasfcell, Rule, O'Brien, Rochester, Weinert and Sagerton. TRUETT LATIMER Thursday Not reported. Friday No Report. THE 'WEAKER SEX' BUT NOT SCHCLASTICALLY Abilene High six highest ranking graduating seniors announced Wednesday by Principal Webb are, from left, Susan West, JudiMalone, Lynda Sue Wright, Rosalind Ann Craver, Salutatprian Jerilyn Davies, and Valedictorian Sandra Gayle Ray. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) Sandra Ray Tops AHS All-Coed Honor Students Precinct Election Judges Guests at Dinner Tonight The presiding judges at the elec- tion precincts of Taylor County, After the dinner briefing ses- sions will be held by each party, direction of the county e llliUUI LUC imctuuii ui wit; t-uwnvj both Republican and Tom Webb for the De- will be guests at a dinner Thurs-1 day at 7 p.m. at Starlite Restau- rant. The dinner will be hosted by The Abilene Reporter News, radio stations KWKC and KRBC and television stations KRBC and KPAR, companies which will co operate Saturday night in collec- tion of county election results. mocrats Phil Bridges for the Republicans. Webb and Bridges joined in the invitation to the election official; to be present at the dinner. Election supplies will be handec out to each group and chairmen and election judges will have brie ''schools" of instruction on holding the upcoming primaries Saturday The six Abilene High School graduating seniors with the high- est scholastic standing all girls were announced Wednesday by Principal Escoe Webb. All six intend going to college. Students, their grade point aver- ages and their parents are: Sandra Gayle Ray, valedictori- an, 96.92, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Franklyn Ray of Route 1. Jerilyn Davies, salutalorian, 96.42, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Davies of 4242 S. 6th. Rosalind ann Craver. 96.19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Craver of 1519 Glenhaven. Jndi Malone, 95.66, daughter ol Mrs. Clifton Malone of 1757 Uni- versity Blvd. Susan West, 95.23, daughter ol :er of Mr. Mrs. Geneva West of 302ti ander. Me Lynda Sue Wright, 95.13, daugh Mrs. Carl W. Wright of 1325 Poplar. Valedictorian Sandra Ray is an 18-year-old member of the Nation- al Honor Society and has been a member of the Spanish Club and Pan American club for two years. She plans to enroll in Abi- iene Christian College in the fall. While in her senior year at Abi- lene High she served as an as- sistant in the language lab. Salutatorian Jerilyn Davies hopes to attend Hardin Simmons University after graduation. While in high school she has been a member of the staff of the Aquil- !a, held membership in the Flash- light Club and National Honor Society. Her hobbies include piano and singing in addition to being active in the Future Teachers As- sociation. Miss Carver plans to go hi, Abilene Christian College and ma- jor in home economics. While in high school she was active in the Future Teachers Assn., Council, National Honor Student Society, High Y, Intercity Student Council. Future Homemakers, Roman For- um and represented the student council at the state student coun- cil conference in Austin. She will also be performing in the Senior Follies Thursday night. Miss Malone hopes to enroll ia Howard College in Birmingham, Ala., and will also major in homt economics. She was sophomore queen, student council representa- tive, a member of t h e National Honor Society for two and Junior Class Favorite. In addition See AHS, Pg. S-A, Cols. 1-2 One Principal 'Wants Out' Of Lawsuit Against Impact COURTROOM CONFERENCE Three of the five at- torneys representing plaintiff! in the Impact quo war- ranto trial confer during a 42nd District Court recess. Coleman Gay Jr. of the attorney general's staff (in light suit) to AMtoM City Attorney John DavWion while Asst. City Attorney Cochraft checks on some information. At left is Impact Mayor Dallas Per- kins. In the immediate background are of the persons in whose name the wit was filed. (Staff Photo) By WILBERT WIGGS Repo'.ter-News Staff Writer The long-awaited Impact quo warranto trial was launched in 42nd District Court Wednesday and one of the 31 persons listed as complaining parties promptly de- clared that he and his wife "want out." J. A.. Fletcher of 1642 Roose- velt Dr. created a stir when called to the witness stand out of se- quence by Austin attorney John D. Cofer who represents Impact. Fletcher and his wife were list- ed among 31 persons who along with the City of Abilene were identified as parties to the lawsuit which is seeking to overthrow the incorporation of the 47-acrc town immediately north of Abllono's city limits. His statement climaxed the first day of testimony before a nine man and three-woman jury chosen during the morning. Impact Mayor Dallas was preitfl tnoughout the day. .m. and will resume at 9 a.m. Thursday before Judge J. R- ilack. Tom K. Eplen will present he plaintiffs' case. Thursday, Eplen called five witnesses: Abilene City Engineer- ng Dept. draftsman Ray Me- Carty, City of Abilene land agent 0. (Pat) Patterson. Dr. J. Ed- mund Kirby, Methodist Con- ference official living near Im- pact; Abilene City Secretary Lila fern Martin and J. C. McKec Jr., one of the principals in the case. In saying he wanted out, Flet- NEWS INDEX SECTION A 12, 14, IS '7 SICTION WMIM'I MWI Oil Cmikt ML TV IT CM! IMIfWlJMt 11 ia u cher testified that he and his wift both signed a petition in 1960 af- ter being "begged" by "Preacher a former North Grape Baptist Churcl, said the petition was signed :he understanding it was to test creation of any municipality' in the area. No InlentlM Fletcher, an employe of LOB Star Gas, said he had no intentiM ol having his named with any lawsuit involving Im- pact when he signed petition Before Fletcher left statt his name and that of hta withdrawn from the Eplen. quwtiontd foUnwtaf courtroom meeting with UM re- maining pntto umed M iffs in Uw MM to MM how nilftit Ht MM------- know if tttft Wortont   

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