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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 334 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 17. 1962-THKRTY-SIX Prm PAGE ONE There's a technical name for them -i "numismatists" (or, if you .plejse, antf the hobby-business'they pur- tue, is, quite naturally, "numis- aatography." More simply they're known as "coin :colleetors." Let those who would play golf or bridge. There is among us this large and growing slice of the population, young and old, male and female, rich and un- rich, bent on search for the '09 cent marked with "S" and the '14 one from Den- ver or some other rare or at least unusual coin. These searchers, added to- gether, mean that very nearly every coin in circulation local- ly has been examined by some or several; collectors. Some 5fl'to 60 of the coin col- lectors ace banded together in the Key City Coin Club which meets monthly at the Windsor to auction, to swap and to sell back and forth. There are unknown scores of other coin hunters, youngsters searching change boxes at school cafeterias, kids or adults buying coins by the sacks to find new, they hope, fields for search. You can spend a lot of money or you can spend little cash and much time and patience in coin collecting, says Doyle Taylor, Tuscola banker and several times president of the coin club. "It's one hobby, too, you can lay aside and forget for a while. And as the collection collects cobwebs it grows in be points out. Abilene has too many fine collections and knowledgeable collectors to list, but Taylor points to aycouple of men, Capt. A. G, Mire of Dyess and Dr. Guy Pattillo, as real experts in the field. Both deal widely in rare coins. Dr. Pattillo helped organize an investment club which deals in coins. Value of a coin is based on date, rarity.'.and condition, Tay- lor explains; (An "uncirculated" coin, one Which was set aside ajid is thui like new, is thus more valuable, he says. And, please, collectors don't call that most common of all coins, "a penny." It's a Take, for example, the Lin- coln cent started in 1909. Phila- delphia and San Francisco were the mints going then. Denver's wasn't started until '11. (See, you learn history incidental to coins.) So, if you had a 1909 "S" penny (S (or San Francisco) with the reverse "VDB" (ini- tials of the Victor D. Brenner who designed the coin) it would, if uncirculated, have an esti- mated value of Taylor reports. Or, take the 1914 cent pieces. The 'Denver mint put out only ol them. By now one of these '14 cents has come to have an uncirculated value of about But that year the Philadelphia mint coined 75 mil- lion of the pieces. lated value is only ONE MAN DOWN Marine Lance Cpl. Benito D'Cmarra is dragged to the fin- ish of a 5V2-mile forced-march contest between platoons of First Division at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Wednesday. He collapsed after 3V2 miles and was dragged the rest of the way, at his own request, to preserve the platoon record. He was treat- ed for "heat cramp" after the 63'ininute march. (AP Wirephoto) Witness Claims Bribed By Abilene Policeman By WILBERT WIGGS Reporter-News Staff Writer Verbal fireworks erupted dur- ng a County Court-at-haw liquor wsscssion trial Wednesday after state witness testified he "had ecn bribed by an Abilene police fficer" to get rid of some whisky. Open confusion reigned in (he ourtroom for several minutes before and after Judge Theo sh declared a mistrial in the ase. Henry Huse of 2766 Simmons vc. was on trial in the case, he charge resulted from an April 4 vice raid at Huse's home. Fireworks came during the atimony of Leonard White who aid he "left" 72 half-pints of hisky at Huse's home three days efore the raid. Under gruelling, ipid-fire examination, White tes- fied he bought the whisky at ecil's County Line Store in Has- ell County. He also testified he left the hisky at Huse's home in the sar of an old-model car. Twenty- four' half-pints of it were founc three days later by Abilene Liquor Control Board inspectors. While said he "just gave" the liquor 4o Huse. Tom Reid, Huse's attorney questioned White only briefly on whether Huse ever paid for Ihe whisky. White said no payment was received, and so far as he was concerned the whisky was still his property. This statement prompted County Attorney Bradley Miles to order Deputy Sheriff John Dumis, court bailiff, to arrest White after the mistrial was ordered. Reid ob- jected to this order, saying there ivas no complaint on file and no warrant for White's arrest. Dumis declined to make Ihe ar- rest because he did not have a warrant. Miles argued briefly that White admitted the whisky intro- duced in evidence was his. However, during a re-exami- nation by Miles, White stated le was not claiming ownership The coin hobby is big busi- ness for some collectors, it's business for the stores which deal in coins and in coin sup- plies. It keeps the library busy tupplying the demand for coin books, says Librarian Thelma Andrews. And it gives the banks work- "selling" money, dollar for dollar. J. W. Edwards, First Nation- al, Abilene tells of one coin man who was going to give it up. He had bought his last lack of worth of pennies, he declared. Then he came back for more. It seems that in the last hand- ful of the last sack, he found a cent piece worth Ex-Abilene Pilot Killed in Crash Captain Ronald Miller, formei- j ly of Abilene, and eight crewmen on a T29 navigation training plane f lost since Monday in Mexico were killed when the plane crashed in :he vicinity of Jalpan, about 150 miles, northwest of Mexico City, the Associated Press reported iVednestlay night. The AP said that Mexican sol- diers arrived on the scene of the crash and found all nine crew- men dead, according to a defense ministry spokesman in Mexico and didn't know who the ownei is. There were repeated objections made by Reid during examination of White and TotajBead, Liquor Control Board inspector who made the Vice raid'. Reid made one motion for a mis- See WITNESS, Pg. 6-A, Col. 3 NEWS INDEX SECTION A 10-12 6'H MWI.............. U SICTION I WMMII'I MWI.........1.4 .............5 10 10 Cwnki................11 TV U Capt. Ronald Miller, pilot of the tiissing plane, was the son of Mrs. Clellie Mae Miller of 1223 Ross St. and son-in-law of Mr. ind Mrs. E. E. Hale of 4118 tichmond St., all of Abilene. Capt. Miller, a graduate of Abilene High and Sul Ross Col- lege, had been stationed at Har- lingen about one year. He also is survived by Mrs. Miller and three children, Lisa, i, Christ! 8 and Sue 6. His brother, David Destructive Winds, Hail Rake Plains By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Destructive winds and damag- tig hail ripped South Plains areas rVednesciay while the U.S. Weath- ;r Bureau repeatedly put large sections of Ihe Panhandle-Plains country of Texas under tornad alert. Four persons were injured none seriously, when the rampag ng winds, estimated at 75 mile an hour, raked the Robertso Community, 20 miles east of Lub bock. Pedro Ogetia, a tenant farme vho lived near Robertson, .-mi three of his children were injurei when the strong winds blew thei small frame house down abou It's Official Now Reds Will Test By GEORGE SYVERTSEN VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) Pre mier Khrushchev made it officia Wednesday: the Soviet Union is preparing a new series of nuclear tests to follow up U.S. blasts in the Pacific. "We are forced to renew our tests because, despite our ap- peals, the Americans did not re- frain from renewing the Soviet leader told Western news- men covering his state visit to Bulgaria. Khrushchev gave no indication just when the Soviet launching ran off a series ol heavy atmospheric blasts last fall be put back to work. He talked with the Western cor- respondents after delivering a speech from the City Hall balcony to Bulgarians in the main (quare of Varna, Bulgaria's Mi- ami Beach. In that speech he charged that he newsmen, who were grouped beneath the balcony, "cannot un- derstand things as they are." Pointing at them, he said: "I ask you to come to your senses n time and understand things as hey are. I ask you to contribute o the common effort to explain hings as they are. Through your gnorance you are sawing off the branch, you are sitting on." Khrushchev told the Bulgarians he Soviet Union looks forward to a time when the Black Sea wil become "a sea of peace." Speaking of a Black Sea neighbor in Western defense ranks, he said: "Isn't it time for the ruling circles in Turkey to understand that military preparations are useless? It is time to transform launching sites into peaceful imperialists try to give alms to the Turks, but the people of Turkey are fed up with such a situation because the Turks are obliged to make tremendous expenditures which are impossible to offset with alms." Khrushchev surprised Westerners with a warm reference to Yugoslavia, the first such friendly I words spoken about Communist country here la years. While Bulgarian party boss To-dor Zhivkov stood unsmiling al his. side, Khrushchev said: "Our relations with Yugoslavia were rather strained previously, but now I can say with satisfaction that our relations are normal, and I would even say good." N. Pa Anti-J By BILL McADA Reporter-News Stall Writer A platoon of North Park insurgents bivouacked briefly 100 'ards outside Abilene's north imits Wednesday night and prepared to repulse any attempt by :he city to take their lands by annexation. Charges of "dictatorship" am; "empty promises" punctuated the hour-long meeting which saw Gr ibb, Harlingen; A.l.C. Samuel C. Snell Jr., Houston; S.Sgt. ,V WM Marcus Hooks of Donna, >x. There were numerous re- (hat both he and hid md been Men it varlmu piattfi David Silva, C. Gurley, Harlingen: Goldsboro, A.3.C S. C.; A.2.C. Kobert E. Wnde, Houston: and A..1.C. Rodney S. Kawamura, Honolulu, Hawaii. 'Learn io Swim' Applications Now Are Available Applications for youngsters whi want to enroll in (he "Leara to Swim" program have been dis tributed to The Abilene Reporter News, the American Red Cross, chapter house at 1610 N. 2nd St. and the VFW pool. Applications must be filled oul by parents, giving the boy or girl permission to take lessons, Ii must be accompanied 'by a doc tor's statement certifying lhat the applicant is physically qualifier to take swimming lessons. The .registration period has xcn moved a week from the first week in July to the last week in June. The new registration pcrioc is June 26-28. Registration will be from 1 to p.m. at the lied Cross chap- or house. The date when swim- ming lessons will be taken be assigned at the time of rcgis- ration. Youngsters arc eligible to sign ip for one week only. They may any period during cither he weeks of July 9, 16, 23, 30 or Aug. fi. Classes will be held from 7 to 0 a.m. Monday through Sot- irdny. Size of imited to 12. wil! be Holtznian, Sheraton Hawaii's enerai manager. Sheraton officials in New York and Boston had waited in vain Tuesday and Wednesday for Swiss emissary to show up. Holtanan's statement followed disclosure that Samuel Amaiu, 42, held in Seattle as a fugitive on two San Francisco bad-check war- rants, was a leading figure in the hotel deal. George T. Davis, San Francisco attorney who signed the com- plaints on which Amalu was ar- rested in Seattle Tuesday, told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin he had been beseeched by telephone from Seattle Wednesday to allow Ama- lu's release. Davis said he had refused the request, made by a woman iden tifying herself as Ann Felzer Honolulu real estate woman who had participated in the negotia tions. Davis had Amalu arrested on charges that he had issued to Davis a bad check for foi an option on the big Murphy Ranch on the Hawaiian island ol Molokai and also a persona1 cheek which Davis had cashed for lim. Amalu was picked up at the J; Hilton Inn near the Seattle-Taco- imed shut on ma International Airport three a mysterious hours after arriving from Hawaii, million en route to the East Coast. The hotel reported he had run up in long-distance telephone bills during the short time he was a guest. Amalu was released from Leav- enworth Federal Prison in Sep- tember 1960 after serving three years of a four-year term for [raud. While claiming to be an Hawai- ian prince, Anialu had run up a S2.00C bill at the Brown Patece Hotel in Denver during a court- ship of Jane Tomberlin, Denver socialite, He married Mrs. Tom- serlin, but she divorced him. Amalu was arrested in Decem- Jer 1960 at Portland, Ore., as a parole violator and served five months at McNeil Island, Wash., federal prison. Amalu's 'record extends to the 'hilippines, where, he was sen- .enced in 1952 to two six years on >ad check charges. Holtzman, Sheraton's top Ha- vaii executive, said the ion hotel sale agreement had jeen scheduled in original nego- iations to be completed on or be- fore May 19, next Saturday. tion on Pine St. and most were outspoken in their opposition to annexation to Abilene or future in- clusion of their property into any expansion plans Impact may de- velop, In a show of hands, all but three lersons at the meeting opposed be- ing made a part of Abilene. Named to the committee were DoflO Day, Elton Compton, J. N. Bradshaw, Felix Dill, Ed Rister, T. Boyd and J. C. McKee Jr. McKee, an opponent to Impact's incorporation, testified for the City of Abilene in its unsuccessful suit to disincorporate Impact. Boyd, a longtime resident of North Park, told a reporter he wanted the committee to meet n private. "You might misrep- resent the facts of our meeting, Boyd said. Boyd indicated that if the com- mittee decided on a course of ac- .ion Wednesday night, the area residents might make some move n Thursday's Abilene City Com- mission meeting. WEATHER U. S. I1EPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Pate 2- ABILENE AND VICINITY _ miles) Partly cloudy .to cloudy am continued warm and windy Thursday and "llday. High hoth days 90. Low 70. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Conlld .hlc cloudiness .ind scattered mcstl rrnotm and evening thundershowers. y cloudy Friday. Lllllo change in tem- perature. Hleli Thursday HO-87. NORTHWEST TEXAS: lowliness Thursday. Partly cloudy Thurs- ay night and Friday. Scattered thunder torms Thursday ending southeast Thurs- ny night, A little warmer west and north nostly alt- Most' Thursday ami Friday. A orthwest Thurirfny night. tle tih Thurs- SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy nd warm Thurxday through Friday attorctl afternoon and evening mostly northweit. High Thursday Wrf. r.m. 2 i ff 71 73 73 HUti and low' for' p.m.: (A ana ftfeh ftml tow Mint ytir: M; M: i.m.: Kit. Created Committee The motion which eventually created the committee also caJled or circulation of a petition op- posing the annexation and "get- jng us a lawyer, if necessary." However, in the confusion at the dose of the meeting, nobody could say if this would be done, t was expected this decision would be made in the closed com- mittee meeting. The meeting, called at the sug- gestion of the Abilene commission, iffered a number of reasons why Vorth Park residents don't want o be annexed. Most of the reasons centered round an anticipated increase in axes and suspicion as to why No Relief From Winds in Sight May is turning into the windiest month of the year and relief from he gusty weather hasn't been sighted yet. Wednesday winds averaged 20 to 30 miles an hour, with gusts up ,o 40 rnph. More strong winds are predicted Thursday and Fri- day. The winds were accompanied; >y an overcast, with the sun; peeking out for several long .ervals. Eastland reported the only rain in the trace. Darrell Crawford of the U. S. Weather Bureau here blamed it all on a high pressure area that seems to have become stuck in he Southeastern states. Until it. moves out, he says, we can ex- pect about the same kind of weather we've been having since ast week. The forecast is for partly cloudy to cloudy weather, warm and windy conditions through Fri- day and highs both days near 90. A low of 70 is predicted Thurs- day night. Things were humid Thursday it was 56 per cent at 9 and anyone with an evaporative cooler could just forget to turn it on, Crawford said. They could do ittle more than stir up moist air. IN THAILAND CRISIS U.S. Expecting Australia, New Zealand to Send WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. of- ficials reported Wednesday nigh they expect Australia and New Zealand and perhaps other Pa cific allies to send some military forces to Thailand. This word reached Washington after a Southeast Asia Treaty Or Banization meeting held in Bang- kok as the U. S. troop buildup be- gan in Thailand. The United States has been prodding its allies to join the U.S action which President Kennedy took to bolster the defenses of Thailand and increase pressure against a Communist takeover in neighboring Laos. U.S. authorities said all the SEATO members which include Britain, France, Australia. New Sealand, the Philippines and Pak- istan plus the United States and responded favor- ably to Kennedy's action. They said Australia and New Zealand have indicated they will tend some armed contingents to Thailand provided the proper re- quest Is received (ram that ccun- try. The slit and type M nuch Intern vaa not dwcioMd wt pANMnaMyi Related stories, build would be fewer than the Tues U.S. combat troops and air port assigned to Thailand by The Philippines were Comi still discussing the question L whether to offer troop aid the response of Pakistan was B yet known ]t was not expected likely 1 Ttiif 0. Britain and France would forces. However, London expressed its backing of the action Wednesday and U.S. officials said, has been ful in the diplomatic push for resumption of negotiations rival Laotian factions for a ot tionwide, neutral ot At the same time U.K. mats kept the way open for actical on demand! if necessary to about a successful solution of Laos State Department Lincoln White was spokesman day ss U.S. forces began their buildup in Thailand. President Kennedy announced iv he had ordered some American combat tri with air support to Thailand, to defend that U.S. and increase pressure against a Communist takeover in neighbor- ig Laos. SEATO held a council meeting Bangkok to discuss further to aid Thailand. TlM United States asked several ol the Tuesday to consider some assistance similar to that given by America. told newsmen on tkf record Wednesday that "we would certainly welcome" such mom by allies. In the U.S. the otheri have a Mta to Allan too. should help ihouidw tbt comma) mid WllhlBflM fc   

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