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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1962, Abilene, Texas IN CONTROL Maurice Birooks, left, and Tom Gordon, right, were elected co- cHairmen Mrs. Bryan Bradbury was named secretary of the harmonious Tay- lor County Democratic convention in Abilene Saturday. (Staff photo by Jimmy Parsons) NO DECISION ON 'FRONTIER' Taylor Demos Avoid Hassle By KATHARVff BUFF Reporter-News Assistant Editor Taylor Democrats sailed through; conven- tion Saturday afternoon, jostled by only a few biggest of which was quickly smoothed out when the delegates decided they wouldn't decide in public whether they do or do not ap- prove the "New Frontier." The convention named to the elate party gathering in El Paso Sept. 18 a delegation described News of conventions photos, Pg. 3-B as "cross-section, weighted to John Connally." Ed Connally, chairman of the State Democratic Executive Com- mittee, was named chairman of the Taylor County delegates and the group was put under the unit rule. An otherwise unexciting con- vention promised briefly to break Delegation Leans Toward Connally The delegates who will cast Tay- lor County's votes in the Sept. 18 state convention at Ei Paso are a1 cross-section group, chosen "for Democratic Musick, co- chairman of the committee which selected them. "We chose men and women who the good of the said Virgil are Democrats, first of he. said. j Some on the list supported the various losing candidates for gov- ernor in the first primary, he said. "Several" on the list support Don Yarborough. But, according to Musick, the delegation "is' weighted toward John Connally." The delegates committee at Saturday's convention, co-chair- roancd by Musick and Wiley Con- nally, had its list of delegates ready when it began work during the party gathering. It made some additions to its list of alternates. It considered a list of names supposedly sponsored by organi- zed labor, but rejected it with the statement one man on it was already on the delegate list, an- other on the alternate list. Named delegates were J. Ed Connally, chairman, Maurice Brooks. French Howard McMabon, Virgil Musick, Jack Hughes, Tom Webb, Earl Lassitcr, Larry Cunningham, Cleve Cullers, Joe Antilley, Gar- vin Beauchamp, J. D. Osborne, Allen Glenn, C. R. Pennington, Tom Gordon, A. L. (Dusty) Rhodes, Joe D. Tompkins, C. E. Bentley, John Crutchfield. R. M. Means, Briggs Todd, Bill Scnter, Carol Rogers, Bailey Lewis, F o y Clement, Sid Parks, Mrs. Lynn Lee. Also W. R. Ely, Mrs. Bryan See SLATE, Pg. 10-A, Col. 2 out with a floor hassle when the resolutions committee, which ap- proved three resolutions and re- jected none put to it, voted out one resolution declaring "full sup- port of the Democratic Adminis- tration's 'New Frontier' in the tried, and true traditions erf the Democratic Party." The crowd which packed the 42nd District Courtroom grew rest- less as Resolutions Chairman Joe Lassiter read the proposal, and as he finished there were flurries of parliamentary objections to it. Longtime Democrat. Joe Etheridge, who authored the reso- lution, said he did so after reading the newspaper that Republi- cans were going to go on record as approving GOP Sen. John Tow- er and disapproving the admin- istration. If the Republicans could take stands on the national officials and issues, Ethericige told the con- vention, so could the Democrats. But the convention leaders seem- ed of a mind to keep down any floor fights. The Etheridge resolution was quickly tabled on Gus Vletas' a loud voice vote. Two other resolutions, both dealing with support of party nominees, were approved without negative vote. One of these point- ed out that, vote for the Demo- cratic nominee for governor in November would be to the best interest of local Democrats, since convention strength is computed on the basis of votes for the party nominee for governor. The second resolution simply praised Demo- cratic office seekers and called See DEMOS, Pg. 10-A, Ccl. 1 BigJpring Banker In Fatal Crash BIG SPRING (RNS) Temp Currie Jr., 43, vice president of the State National Bank here, died Saturday of. injuries received when he crashed his car into a ;rain elevator in the 100 block of here. Investigating officers quoted witnesses as saying Currie's car lit the steel structure at full :orce. The accident occurred about a.m. on a route he usually took to the bank. Currie's car was going down ancaster St., which comes to a dead end at the 100 block. Mr. lurrie, who was alone in the car, died at a.m. in Cowper Hos- pital. He was the son of the late Temp S. Currie Sr., who founded the lank in the 1920s. His brother, Robert, now is president of the jank. A nephew, John Currie, also is associated with the bank. Mr. Currie was an elder in the Tirst Presbyterian Church. He was a Mason and belonged to the Shriners. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. E. don, pastor of St. Paul's Presby- :erian Church, officiating. Burial sill be in City Cemetery under he direction of River Funeral Home. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. T. S. Currie of Big Spring; his brother, Robert; and pne sis- er, Miss Agnes Currie of J Ipring. Taylor GOP Condemns Medicare, Loyalty Pledge By LANE TALBURT Stall Writer Taylor County Republicans In convention here Saturday pursued all angles of federal medical care for the aged in debate before vot- ing without dissent to condemn any and all federal medical pro- grams. 'Extensive discussion on the is- followed an attempt by a physician to amend a resolution by which county convention dele- gate! would have given their ot approval to the Kcrr- Mills Act for state-administered federal medicare program for the Tht M conclave delegates tf the party loyalty M tht Republican primary EMU, "humor cinct system in Taylor County. With Gordon Asbury as perma- nent convention chairman, delegates voted to allow all Re- publicans attending the county convention to attend the state GOP convention, casting the coun- ty's 30 as a unit. Saturday's delegation than dcubled the number of the delegates who attended the 1900 county session! Sim of the crowd forced the group to move from the cramped county court- at-lnw courtroom to the 4ftd Ms- members in brief remarks that there has been a "tremendous in- al, illegal and fattening." On the county level, the GOP rank and file members proposed the adoption of the unit road sys- tem to replace the county pro- ever, that vigorous efforts must crease in attention given the Re- publican party. He warned, how- Humidity 9 p.m.: sf be made to secure votes for the Republican cause in the Novem- ber general election. County GOP Chairman Phi Bridges opened the two-hour ses- sion by introducing Asbury as the temporary chairman. Delegate: made his appointment permanent more and also elected Mrs. James H MtpUd resolution seeking the trict Courtroom In the county courthouse. Atbury, GOP empale for court; told Thomson as permanent secretary, Robert Vtekeu as parliamen and A, K, Doss as sergeant at-arms. were put under the unit ruto for the state convention despite a move by Precinct 11 Chairman to aatlfn GOP, Pi U. S Units Alerted For Action in Laos TWO OTHERS SERIOUS U.S. Tesh Two Bombs WASHINGTON (AP) The United States conducted two more nuclear tests Saturday an air drop near Christmas Island in the Dacific and an underground test :n Nevada. Saturday's explosiofls were de- scribed as: air drop in the Pacific oi intermediate yield meaning a Dlast having the equivalent ot from to one million tons of conventional explosive force. underground test of inter- mediate yield at the Nevada prov- ing ground. This was the 32nd of the underground series. Henry E. Hayes, 62, of Rt. 2, Abilene, died at a.m. Satur- day of injuries suffered in the jrinding two-car collision which killed Walter W. Kater Friday, night. Douglas Wayne Todd, 19, a -eshman from Hardin Simmons Jniversity, Naylor, 17, WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE UFATHER BUREAU (Wrathpr Mtp. Pace HUA) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius AS ,iiles> Partly cloudy and continuet warm Sunday and Monday. Hfg rtays 95. Low Sunday night 65. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Clear to partly cloudy except considerable cloudi less early morning Sunday and Monday A few thimdershowers northwest Monday afternoon. Hitch 87-94. NORTHWEST TEXAS; Partly clc Sunday and Monday. Widely scattered ernoon nnd evening thunderstorms Pan handle and west central Sunday and south Monday. Hteh Sunday 93-100. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: .to partly cloudy Sunday and Monday. High 8 7 _____________ 7 h and low for 24-hours ending h "Sn.f'Viame lut p.m.: 28.04. per cent. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obitmrto 3 Ro.lio.TV kit 7 TV firm, miritttt 12 Oil Mwt U HCTION I IvWI WtWt Ckwch TMT Coed MCTIOH C news Combat Action Not Ruled Out By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON Kennedy alerted land, sea and air units Saturday for possible move- ment into Southeast Asia if fur- ther developments in crisis-rid- den Laos makes this necessary. Exactly what use may be made of the U.S. forces involved in the precautionary moves is still un- clear and will depend on further decisions in the light of the de- veloping situation, informants said. Whether American troops actu- ally will go into Laos as de- scribed as depending upon what the Communists and the pro-West- ern Laotian forces do in the im mediate future. Officals refused at this juncture however, to exclude the possibility that the United States would ta- lons for establishment of a neu- tralist government in Laos. The Laotian crisis holds gravi implications for Thailand and for establishment of a neutralist gov- ernment in Laos. The Laotian crisis holds implications for Thailand and (or neighboring South Viet Fam, where the United States is already leavily engaged in assisting anti- Communist forces to battle reM guerrillas. WHERE BEDS GAIN IN LAOS Arrow indi- cates Red claim of capture of Tonoun in latest gain threatening capital cities of Luang Prabang and Vien- tervene directly in the little coun- tiane. In Thailand thousands of defeated royal ry. Laotian troops arrived. Shaded areas indicate Com. munist-held territory in Laos, almost two-thirds of the country. (AP Wirephoto) _______________ Second Victim Of Crash Dies and Janice LaRue a junior at Cooper High School, remained in critical condition at Hendrick Memorial lospital of injuries suffered in he collision two and one-half miles north oi Abilene on FM 1193. Kaler, whose address was list- ed as Waco, was pronounced dead on arrival at Hendrick Memorial following the p.m. crash. Ka- tcr was trapped in the 1957 Chev- rolet driven by Hayes and it was necessary for police to use a winch chain on the right door of the car to free him. Hayes, manager of Allright Parking Lot at 125 Pine St., was first listed as a resident of Dal- las, but it was learned early Sat- urday by police that he lived on Rt. 2, Abilene. Todd, from Plains, was first listed as being in "serious" con- dition by hospital attendants, but his condition worsened and Satur- day he was listed as "critical." Hospital officials said he was suf- fering from hemorrhaging, a brain concussion and a fractured jaw. Janice Naylor, 2142 S. Willis St., was described as "critical" Friday. Saturday her condition was said to be but im- proved. Miss Naylor was a pas- senger in the car driven by Todd. Mrs. Hayes said Saturday that she was out of town at the time of the accident, but said she thought the two men probably See CRASH, Pg. 10-A, Col. 1 The first step was taken Friday with the dispatch into Southeast Asian waters of an aircraft car- rier task force of. the U.S. 7th Fleet, believed to be carrying a reinforced Marine bat- alion. These troops could be landed in Thailand, a U.S. ally under the Southeast Asia Treaty Organiza- tion, by arrangement with that country. Growing Communist advances in the tiny Laotian kingdom were the subject of two conferences Kennedy held Saturday with his top cold war strategists. The, second phase of presidential action, it is understood, will prob- ably result in the movement of some units closer to Southeast Asia in the next few days unless in the meantime there is an im- provement in the situation. While officials declined to dis- Sandy Landau Miss Tumble weed COLORADO CITY (RNS) Sandy Landau, 17-year-old daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lan- dau of Colorado City, was crown- ed 1962 Tumbleweed Queen here Saturday night, climaxing two days of Tumbleweed Festival ac- tivities. Miss Landau, a senior in Colo- rado High School, was crowned by last year's reigning beauty. Sandra Cushing of Loraine, be- fore a crowd of some 500 persons in the high school gym First runnentp was Linda Ches- ney, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Gus Chesney of Colorado City, who also was runncrup in the 1961 pageant. Sflected as second run- nerup was Marilyn Godwin, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Godwin of Colorado City. Others considered in the final group of five contestants were Mary Frances Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Mitchell of Colorado City, and Janie Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burdctt iff of Colorado City. Judges were Mrs. Gus Bates, director of the John School of Modeling of Fort Worth; Betty Hughes, woman's editor of The Abilene Reporter News, and Dr. Gene Hemmle, head of the Texas Tech muste school. Entertainment was provided by Th? participants In the pageant chose Barbara Kidd, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Kidd of Loraine, as "Miss Congeniality." Miss Kidd was presented a tro- phy. All 14 contestants modeled eve- ning gowns before the panel ol judges and the audience. The judges then reduced the group to 10 contestants, who appeared in bathing suits. tht String Ungs. hut nAMtf frnift TM Utt IMA group DwtgM ftMfcfVKsid tar ON close any of the specific precau- tions called for by Kennedy, it ap- peared likely that forces on Ok- inawa, a U.S. island base in Uie western Pacific, are involved. It was also understood also that elements of the 7th Fleet, which has a total of about 125 ships are being pulled together for pos- sible quick movement in the di- rection of Southeast Asia in addi- tion to the task force already dis- patched. Both White House conferences included Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secreatry of Defense Rob- ert S. McNamara and Gen. Ly man L. Lemnitzer, chairman o the joint chiefs of staff, as well as various intelligence experts. Officials said the consensus ol those, at the conferences was that the Laotian crisis has become in creasingly serious in the last 24 hours for two reasons: United States is unable to judge the intention of Commu nist supported Pathet Lao troops which breached a year-old Lao cease-fire last week and are still marching forward with pro-West- ern government forces falling back, some in almost complete disorder. Soviet Union so far has failed completely to respond to U.S. and British appeals for co operation in bringing the fighting to an end and reviving negotia- DON YARBOROtJGH here Monday Yarborough Sets Visit Here .Monday Democratic gubernatorial can- didate Don Yarborough comes to Abilene Monday on the first lap ot a four day campaign swing by air to 26 west, north and central Texas cities, Yarborough's Austin office informed the Reporter-Newi Saturday. Traveling by private plane, Yar- borough will land at .Abilene Municipal Airport at 4 p.m. for an airport reception and a pos- sible trip into downtown Abilene, if time permits. While here he will visit his Taylor County headquar- ters. During the trip, Yarborough will make a speech on major issues in. the .runoff campaign. He will be in Abilene for about one hour. He flies to San Angelo Sunday night to begin an ait hop Irom there Monday, taking him to air- port receptions in Fort Stocktoa, the Midland Odessa area, Big Spring, .Colorado City, Sweetwa- ter, Wichita Falls and the one to Abilene. Yarborough will spend the night in Wichita Falls, then start agaia Tuesday for more airport recep- tions in Graham, Breckenridge, Mineral Wells, Stephenville and Brownwood. He will be in Austin Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for campaign speeches and TV film- ing. He will resume his air hop campaign in trips to the Panhan- dle and South Plains Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. QUIET ON DETAILS Senate Probers in Texas For Session With Estes DALLAS, Tex. API-Two close- mouthed Senate investigators flew into Dallas Saturday headed for an interview with Billie Sol Estes. The investigators. Donald P. O'Donnell, acting chief counsel, and Paul E. K.irrwrick. assistant chief counsel of the Senate Inves- tigations subcommittee, declined to say when and where the inter- view will take place. They admitted that a time and Mu keen dwkted nAMtf M ttetnraM declined when; two investigators had been sent here to interview 8illle O'Donnell said shortly after he stepped off a plane at Love Field, adding, "and that's us." The veteran Senate investigator wouldn't say how long he and would be in Dallas w Uwy would be going from Quoting tbr release that had beea handed out before he O'Doanell that all to Kites' been subpoenaed by the subctMi mittw "These inclw'td, I accomtt differeil records of I enterprises and _ Noting Jerry R. OT Sectary of utiinw
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