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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS smvo JAV 3103 9906 0 3DIAM3S H1MOM3IH 81ST YEAR, NO. 327 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 10, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS AuoeuttdPnu (ff) PAGE ONE GBKSISSSSISSS Colorado City will pay tribute to Cong. George Mahon tomor- row with a reception and a luncheon at which various dig- nitaries, congressmen, the Sec- retary of the Air Force, civilian and military brass will be pres- ent Cong. Mahon is being honored in connection with Colorado City's third annual Tumble- weed Festival. I We can't detail the legislative accomplishments of the gentle- man from Loraine, Colorado City and Lubbock since he first went, to the Congress in 1934 to represent the 19th District of Texas. But we can look briefly at the fellow. you might say, contradicts himself. He looks about like the home- spun, lanky fellow who once served as county attorney of Mitchell County. Yet for years now he hae worked in high places and sophisticated circles. Who's Who says he was born In 1900. But his old friends, rue- fully stroking bald heads, pro- test that Mahon's appearance is little changed from his Simmons student days in the early 20's. He has a relaxed air about him. Yet fellow congressmen ad- mit he is among the hardest working of the lot. On top of nor- mal congressional duties he stacks long hours as chairman of the House Military Appropria- tions subcommittee. Cong. Mahon appears mild- mannered. (Texans in Los Angeles for the National Democratic Convention got a view of this their amassment. Mahon was assigned a room on a lower floor of the hotel, one which opened onto the fire escape. It was hot and the room was un-aircondi- tioned. Mr. Mahon repeatedly and his prob- lem with'the'room clerk: If he closed the window, he'd melt; if he opened it anybody off the street might wander in. He just kept asking politay and finally .he got better accommodations.) But the mild Mr. Mahon is also a figlrter. He has battled to bring the nation's defense system up to the high standards he sets for it. As chairman of military spending he has helped devise the fantastically compli- cated defense community. In so doing he has become one of the few men fully informed on our military setup and, in draft- ing the military appropriation, he is responsible for spending roughly half the national budget. And the Texan's skill as a fighter was demonstrated again the other day when he guided the new defense bill through the in -u doing quieted, in passing, some of the critics who charge ours is a "no win" policy. Now Mr. Mahon, representa- tive of West Texans who serves at the same time the whole na- tion, is being honored tomorrow by homefolk at the Tumbleweed Festival. The similarity of Mr. Mahon to a tumbleweed is what you might call remote, he being somewhat more stable and val- uable than is the sticky, tum- bling bush. But'this festival is Mitchell's biggest event and it is fitting that the county designpte its most important affair as hom- age to its most important ex port, the congressman from the 19th District of Texas. It is fitting, too, the whole area and the entire country join in honoring the congressman. A .puzzler left over from the First Democratic Primary: A woman palled tne newspa- per iate Saturday night. "How's the governor's race go- she asked. A reporter reported. she said. "But how is Connally doing NEWS INDEX SICTION A MftMfttl MOTION WMWK'I MWS 2, 3 ftNtfMM 14 14 11 10 MMh'MNfcMt 1 1 f 11 Wtort Kennedy Displeased At AT NEWS CONFERENCE Mrs. Terry Blake, 58, Hollywood grandmother, tells newsmen how she spirit- ed her poodle, Fifi, into President Kennedy's news conference Wednesday afternoon in an large handbag. She gained entrance as a representative of the Cen- terville, Iowa, lowegian Citizen. The dog made known his presence by barking while the President was speak- ing. (AP Wirephoto) ___________________ Estes Given Crop Penalty WASHINGTON Ag- riculture Department announced Wednesday it is assessing Billie iol Estes hi marketing penalties on 1961 crop cotton. This cotton was grown on acre- Maffox 'Puzzled' Over Suspension SAN ANGELO P. Bill) Mattox, farm committee- man suspended by the state Agri- culture Stabilization Committee said Wednesday he was puzzled the whole thing. Matlox made his statements by telephone in a conversation with Elmer Kelton, agriculture editor of the San Angelo Standard- Times. He said he was en route, a Pecos, from a business trip' ,o Mexico. "It came as a complete surprise :o me. I hadn't expected anything Hike Mattox said. Mattox said a published report that he had taken a trip to Wash- ington last January at the ex- pense of Billie Sol Estes had been "stretched out of proportion." He did take such a trip, he said, but the cost of it was borne by several Pecos area farmers who wanted him to obtain information for them about transfer of "emi- nent domain" cotton acreage al- lotments. Related story, Pg. 8-B age allotments which the depart- ment said Estes, West Texas fi- nancier, had obtained in an illegal manner. The cotton was grown in three Texas counties. The Estes cotton was grown on acres of allotments which have been the center of charges that Estes received favored treat- ment from the department. They were allotments which be- longed to farmers whose land had been obtained by government agencies under the right of emi- nent domain. Estes claimed he sold land to these displaced farm- on which farmers re- claimed their old cotton allot- ments. Estes contended he leased the land and allotments from these farmers. The department said an investigation has shown the trans- actions were not bona fide land sales but scheme to obtain val- uable allotments in violation of law. Estes has a right to appeal the assessment before local county farmer review committees. The department has arranged to deduct the amount of the as- upheld by the re- view committees and the from storage tecs it will owe on surplus grain stored in Estes' warehouses now undar control of a court-appointed receiver. JFK Happy Over Yale In Texas By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Kennedy voiced pleasure Wednesday with Florida and Tex- as primary voting and strong dis- pleasure at untruths he said sav- ings associations and banks are flinging at withholding taxes on interest and dividends. He said the withholding taxes would hit only tax elderly people, orphans or per- sons with low incomes. And at a news conference that ranged widely as usual over both domestic and foreign issues, Ken- nedy acknowledged talks with the Soviet Union over Berlin may fail. But he said that these talks are going to continue, West Ger- many agrees that they should, and "the effort is worth it when we are dealing with such danger- ous matters." In a question and answer ex- change with newsmen, Kennedy also: Spoke of U.S. concern at breach of the cease-fire in Laos and called for quick negotiations to establish a neutral government because the longer the delay, "the more hazardous the situation be- comes. 2. Slapped at reverse Freedom Rides, in which some Southern segregationists are paying bus fares of Negroes to the North, as "a rather cheap exercise. The nationally televised and broadcast news conference got in- to politics in a couple of ways. Kennedy was asked at one point whether he had any reason to be- lieve that either end of the Dem- ocratic ticket in 1964 would be dif- ferent in the light of rumors that Vice President Lyndon B. John- son might be dropped from it. Kennedy replied, "I don't know about what they will do with me, but I am sure that the vice president will be on the ticket if he chooses to run. We were fortunate to have him be- fore. And would again. I don't where such a rumor would start." Twice the President called John- son invaluable. What comment did the Presi- dent have on Tuesday's primary election results? "I am pleased at the result of :he last few days, in Florida and Kennedy replied. In Florida Kennedy endorsed the Democratic renomination bids of Sen. George A, Smathers and Rep. Dante B. Fascell. Each won landily. The Texas FIVE KILLED Five persons were killed in Los Angeles, Galif., Wednesday when the station wagon (bottom) and an auto (top) collided headon. Investigators said the accident happened when one of the drivers made a wrong turn and started traveling outbound on an inbound lane of a freeway. (AP Wirephoto) Attemptto Launch Flashing Beacon Satellite Set Today By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Defense Department lifted a secrecy lid Wednesday, announc- ng that it will attempt to launch a flashing beacon satellite Thurs- day to help map the earth more precisely. Officials said the unusual move ,-as made to enable the world's scientific community to partici- iate in the experiment. All for- lign nations, including the Soviet Union, are invited to help observe he satellite's flashes and share heir measurements. The blinking lights will not be riggered initially until trackers lave had three days to make ex- ict determination of the satcl- ite's path. The announcement Was a Vic- ory for a group of U.S. scientists vho argued before Congress last month that the Defense Depart- ment should remove security from the satellite project, primary Saturday put John Connally, protege of Johnson and former secretary of the Navy under Kennedy, into a runoff for the Democratic nomina- tion for governor with Don Yar- borough, Houston lawyer and ard- ent Kennedy supporter. Kennedy said he was taking no See KENNEDY, Pg. 18-A, Col 1 j named Anna, an acronym for SEAWEED INVASION A large of the beach wont In weral An Mndt on thla twirtit mwct at Miami Btadi, fta., waa dmrni up tin bottom rartrad by kelp itaMMl, feprtl Army, Navy, NASA and Air Force. Defense planners said world- wide dissemination of Anna's data might permit the Soviet Union to aim its missiles more accurately at U.S. targets. It also couW help U.S. military strategists more ef- fectively plot Soviet targets. Scientists like Dr. James Van Allen of the University of Iowa and Dr. Fred Whipple. director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, said the precise lo- cation and distance to targets in America already is known with sufficient accuracy for the large payloads of long-range missiles. They contended that in order to obtain maximum' geodetic data from the satellite, observations should be made from hundreds of stations in many countries. Presumably, information on when Anna's lights will be flashed on ground command will he dis- tributed to foreign scientific groups. By giving scientists a known point in space to be photographed against a background of stars, it will allow them to make better measurements of distances be- tween far-apart points on the earth's surface. Distances be- tween cities on ocean-separated continents now are known qnly to within an accuracy of about 500 feet while some remote island positions are off by a mile or more. Officials say Anna could reduce the errors to within 50 feet. Unless an observation station knows the timing of the flashes, it would have a difficult time lo- cating them. They would appear as very faint stars 600 miles high. Tracking stations are equipped with special cameras and tele- scopic gear to record the blinks. The 355-pound spherical satel- lite is equipped with four high- intensity xenon gas lights, a pair at both the lop and bottom. The pair facing the earth at the re- quired time will be ordered to wink. On each command, the selected set of lights will flash five times, 5.6 seconds apart. Limited power I limit the number of flash se- quences to 20 or fewer per day. The satellite will pass over all areas of the globe between 50 de- grees north and south latitude. In the Western Hemisphere, this covers an area roughly from Mon- treal, Canada, to southern Argen. tina. It also encompasses much of the southern Soviet Union. Judge G. Olsen Dies at Kermit KERMIT (API-District Judge G Otaen of the District Court dfcd at '-.is Kermit home of an appov- to OtoCT prodded tht re- cent imttjiWfei (K John Mart wai tound inawt at Hit ttnn ht to dwrth hto ty (MMM Wad Mwil Ruling Seen Today On Impact Case A ruling on the Impact quo warranto case is expected from District Judge 3. R. Black Thurs- day in 42nd District Court. Without giving any indications as to the possible ruling, Judge Black said Wednesday afternoon he plans an announcement in the case. The long pending legal fight to establish the 47-acre city just north o! Abilene's corporate lim- its was tried last week before a 42nd District Court jury which re- turned a four question verdict in favor of Impact and Mayor Dallas Perkins. An order of judgment in keep ing with the verdict was submit- ted to the court Tuesday for Dan T. Sorrells, attorney for Impact, along with John D. Cdfer of Aus- tin. Attorneys representing the State of Texas and 31 party plaintiffs in the quo warranto action also have filed a motion for a judg- ment "notwithstanding the jury verdict." It is customary in local courts for the attorneys of the side fa-" vored by the jury to submit the formal judgment for the judge's signature. Courtroom observers have iex- pressed the opinion that no mat- ter how Judge Black's ruling reads, an appeal which could car- ry the case to the Texas Supreme Court is almost a certainty. WEATHER 8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEUCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Mac, 8-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY 40 miles) Partly cloudy and continued warm Thursday and Friday. High botfc days 95. Low 60-65. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS te cloudy and warm Thursday ana Friday. Isolated late afternoon and evening thtmdersnowers extreme northwest HifQ Thursday 88-96. NORTHWEST TEXAS dear to cloudy r TEXAS rarsday ai and warm Thursday and Friday. Lata> afternoon and nisbt time thundershoweri and north. Hieh Thursday 94-102. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Clear to cloudy with HiCb EST TEXAS tid warm Thursday and Friday with elated evening thundersnotveri. SOUTHW1 dy. Stead] Frid; Clear to clomi. ____.___________ Thursday and Friday except for isolated mountain ud Pecos Valley eastward. High Taunday Low Thursday night 38-TO. TEMPERATOBES Wed. VJB. _____ _____ 87 ____ 90 70 78 ......____ .........__ 80 .......___ 81 Hish and low for 24-houn ending f p.m.: 91 and SB. High and low same dale year: 80 and Sunset last night: sunrise sunset toiughh Barometer readtns at 9 Humidity at 9 p.m.; per ctot. Lightning Sets Big Bend Fires By TI1E ASSOCIATED PRESS Grass fires, started by lightning ;hat accompanied small thunder- showers, plagued the Big Bend Country around Alpine Wednes- day for the second straight day. The fires, which damaged hun (Ircds of acres of rangeland and some fences, were the major de- velopments on the Texas weather scene after high winds raked the Wichita Falls area Tuesday night. Charles Hunter, Alpine news- man, said the today and six were confined to the Kimball and Kokcrnot 06 ranches. Hunter said college students, members of the Civil Air Patrol Cadets, local ranchmen and the Alpine Volun- teer Fire department brought the hlate under control about 6 p.m. The Alpine area. Hunter said, has had less an inch of ra'9 hurricane force. Power failures left much of Wichita Falls in temporary darkness. Lightning struck a houM.iin Lubbock. A tornado 10 days ago ci severe damage at Sheppard Aif'5% Force Base at Wichita Falls. By afternoon, the state gener- ally was clear. Temperatures at that time neared the lOfrdejrse Wink-and SO-plus ings wtre frequent. Forecasts indicated continual hot weather with only scattered showers through the Maximum temperatures report- ed to the Wenlher BureM ranged Iron 106 at Prtwho to U at Galvwtoo minimum included Abilene II. Aowrilto Beaumont B, Corpm Chrtti O. W. Mtart El Puo K, HtWtW M. F-h od metal fnm the WteWU NMtelMU Bank) into Ml BH
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