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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               W; HJbflem "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 81ST YEAR, NO. 338 PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duff] There comes on shortly the tnonth of June, the season for weddings, and without doubt the brides will be as beautiful, the bridegrooms as handsome, the wedding scenes as lovely, the gifts as lavish as ever they were. We fear, however, the news accounts of all the splendor will not be as inieresting as once such were. Modern wedding- writers show more restraint when it comes to adjectives. The reporters of five and six decades ago went all-out when it came to reporting a wedding. As an example of many such glorious pieces of writing we have at hand, sealed in plastic, a June 19, 1897. ctlition of The Western Eye Opener, that noble journal which once kept the vil- lage of Midland informed. Smack in the middle of the front page of the paper, stretch- ing up and down the two center columns, is a story with the sim- ple headline: "Wedding Bells." Bob Rankin, Abilene rancher, has kept this particular copy of the Eye Opener for the story is of the wedding of his mother and father. Miss Anna May Scharbauer and "Prof." R. E. Eankin. This particular .wedding was bic news in Midland. Miss Scharbauer was a member of the pioneer West Texas family. She was a graduate of Baylor and she had been teaching brief- ly in Midland. Prof. Rankin, the school principal was a grad- Webb College. Tenn.. a Stanford University man and a classical scholar. So the editor of the Eye Opener outdid himself. His first paragraph, four inches long, included the declar- alion that the Midland Baptist Church was "never (he scene of a more beautiful and impres- sive Behind "the rich altar the letters S and R, worked in evergreen and white. stood out in hold relief, while in (he center a beautiful ever- green bell decorated with white flowers was susnpnderi from the high cei'ing. ready to peal out the old life, ring in the new." ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 03 5: Associated Prttt (It) SOLDIERS AT PRAYER Members of the U.S. Army's 27th Infantry Regiment, known as the Wolfhounds, attend Sunday church services at, their camp in Korat, Thailand, 115 miles northeast of Bangkok. This Army unit played a leading role in stemming the Communist North Korean advance during the early days of the Korean war. (AP Wirephoto) NOW ON HAND Troops Increase While Reds Hurl New Charges BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) While the Thai government wasjwriiing in the Soviet Communist JThe number of U.S. troops injrcported to have decided arrivinglnewspaper Pravda, asserted the jThailand swelled to more thanlU.S. forces were sufficient to I U.S. landing of troops in Thailand Sunday even as Red Chineseimeet the threat of the Communistjmay cause retaliatory action from and Soviet newspapers charged [advance in neighboring Laos, [the other side. Articles signed the American military buildup j Young took a different tack. "Observer" usually have the high- hero increased the peril of war in Southeast Asia. U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Young declared U.S. forces will remain as long as the American; The ambassador istold a backing, conference the United States would like to see other forces from the eight nation Southeast Treaty Organization sent to The bride enlered. "leaning 00 the arm of her father, C. Scharbauer, keeping time to the heavenly march played by Misses McG'onnagil and Brooks." There was an "inter- testing and impressive cere- mony" and then the wedding partv "repaired to the residence of 'lie bride's parents." The Scharbauer yard was lighted with Japanese lanterns, "each one seemingly trying lo out nod Ihe other in welcoming the guests." There was a wed- ding supper. Music was "ren- lending "enchantment to the occasion and ursing the fleeting hours on to the lime when all must say adios to the newly wedded pair." t Rankin was a fine fellow and "Midland has never claimed a more popular young lady than Anna May Soharhauer" and the editoi gave the two his bless- ings: "The Eye Opener sincere- ly trusts that when many years have laid their burdens upon their shoulders and streaked their heads with silvery white, they will still find in each other's love that warm tender sentiment that makes the sun- shine of life so beautifully trans- parent to them today only grown stronger and wilh a greater patience of forebearance because of the trials and tribu- lations which, each has faithfully borne for the other in their journey to the land of the morn- ing." You just don't hardly find such wedding reporting nowa- days. Nor do you find such as the 'ending of the Eye Opener's story the best-read list of gifts the couple received, from whom the silver, napkins, bed room suits, rocking chairs, sigar holders, cows and calves and all (ho rest. And in the end the editor got In a small plug for himself. The last girt listed was, "a year's to The Eye Opener, Tom Kellls." and Thai governments believe AH othcr mcmbers there is a Communist threat toicept Fr.lnce havc they this pro-Western nation. to send unjts if Young announced the figure of more than well along to- Pravda said "such actions of the See TROOPS, Pg. 3-A, Col. 4 well ward the total Washing- ton said will be sent here, and i noted the movement still is ill pro- gress. Heading here from Hawaii are supporting elements, plus tanks and artillery. An earlier estimate j of U.S. strength here was about men. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Editorial] 2 Sports 4-5 Amusements 6 Comics 10 TV-radio log] 13 TV Scout..............13 Thailand to protect it from any infiltration by Communist forces that swept across northern Laos next door, Peiping and Moscow talked darkly of gathering warj clouds. People's Daily, the official voice of Red China, declared the Chinese people "will not put up wifli the establishment near Chinj of new U.S. military centers di reeled against China." "The aggressive actions of tlv United States in Southeast Asi; constitute a serious threat to the security of the newspapei added. "The Chinese people can not remain indifferent to this." In similar vein, De Gaulle Pushes IndependentRole PARIS Charles de Gaulle declared Sunday that France insists on playing its own role in world affairs and will not be led by anyone. Two former premiers bitterly attacked him for his views Winding up a four-day tour through Ihe provinces, the presi- dent told a crowd of thousands in Ihe city of Limoges, "France has a great international role to pl.iy, great duty toward all in From all time, it has been ever To be he snid, "we lave friends, allies i France) orrns part of the Atlantic Alli- ance, which is necessary to the 'roc world. But, inside this Allan HOW IT WORKS! Walter Llppmann, fjmAtt columniit, dlicuiui how tht lurapufl Cemmtn wtrfct. und why it it M. trill iminint'i I. tic Alliance, she intends to be France. She intends to have her will, her personality, her soul, her action and her policy." In Paris former Socialist Pre- mier Guy Mollet assailed DC Gaulle for showing what he called "americophobia" dislike of urged his party to prepare for a possible crisis of democracy in France. "The chief of state Mollet told the Socialist National Coun- cil, "considers that France can be an ally or a partner, but cannot in any way be subjected to (he decisions of another, even to Ihe decisions of organizations she be- longs to." Former Premier Pierre Pflim- liri told a political raily near the Swiss border that DC Gaulle's ideas of intergovernmental coop- eration would shove France hack into the 19th century. Pflimlin, who recently resigned from the Cabinet with four other ministers from his Catholic Popu- fee FRANCE, Pg. 3-A, Col. 1 Man Pinned In Wreckage An unidentified man apparently was either severely injured or killed in a car-truck accident ap- proximately 12 miles south of Abi- lene on U.S. 84 about p.m. Sunday, and a rescue team was attempting to free him from the wreckage at midnight. Details of the accident or the man's condition were not avail- able, but witnesses to tiie accident said that it appeared to be a Latin American man who was pinned into the wreckage of his car. Byslandcrs reported that it might be necessary to use a cut- ing torch on the wreckage in order to free him. Mrs. Loyd Smith, who lives near .he scene of the accident, said bystanders at the scene said the car containing the trapped man had collided with a truck. Medicare Plan Told in Rallies Red Radio Says Japan Is Involved TOKYO (AP) Radio Moscow charged Sunday Japan has be- come a cat's-paw of American generals by the deployment to Thailand of U.S. forces based in this country. In a broadcast beamed to Ja- pan, Moscow sought to heighten 'ears of Japanese arising from disclosure that U.S. Air Force units based in Japan were sent a Thailand. Most Japanese fear nvolvement in any Asian hostili- ties. "It is well known that a con- siderable part of the U.S. Ma- rines and aircraft that arrived in Thailand were dispatched from Moscow said. Actually, the Marines came iom the Philippines although .hey ordinarily are based on Okin- awa, south of Japan. Since the U.S.-Japanese mutual lecurity treaty calk for prior con- sultation on U.S. troop movements 'the United States has created the langerous situation of violating he the broadcast said. Moscow called the Japanese jovernment's expression of re- rets that there no prior consultation a dip- omatic gesture to quiet public opinion in Japan. "This was purely a formality it goes without saying, has 10 binding power on the U.S. gov- Moscow said. CYRUS R. VANCE new Army secretary Kennedy Leads Stump Speeches By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Kennedy administration- led by the President took to the road Sunday to stump for passage of the controversial medical care program under so- cial security. Administration spokesmen addressed tens of thou- sands at rallies acros the coun- try. Their of them elderly prospective recipients of benefits under the King-Anderson Kennedy, Vice Presi- dent Lyndon B. Johnson and other administration figures urge them to write their representatives in Cyrus Vance New Army Secretary NEW YORK (AP) President Cennedy Sunday named Cyrus Roberts Vance, a lawyer and for- mer sailor, as secretary of the Army, succeeding Elvis J. Stahr Jr. Vance, 45, currently is general counsel for the Department of De- ense. He will take over the 000-a-year secretary's post when Stahr leaves June 30 to become president of Indiana University. The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation. A alive of Clarksburg. W. Va., 'ance graduated from Yale Uni- SCATTERED AREAS Small Tornadoes, Hail Slap Texas WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather map PK. 9-A1 ABII.KNK ANO VICINITY (Radius 40 niles) -Partly cloudy, warm and windy hroilRh Tuesday with a chance for scat- ercd thundersnowers in the Abilene In the talc afternoon and even- .nK Mondav. High hoth days, low 90's: Monday night, fi.1-70. NORTH CKNTRAI, TEXAS: Partly loud" warm Mondav and Tuesday. Scat- thunderstorms late Monday and Tuesday in west and north, tltstt Mondn' ilornis oast Mondav afternoon and nisnt. Vnrmcr Panv.andlc Mondav Cooler north kjondnv HI-" and over Tncsdav. HlKh Mohd.v iw- SOUTH TEXAS: Partly By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Several smai! tornadoes, dam ?ging hail, high winds and rail ashed the area south of Vernon Sunday evening, heavily damag ng the wheat and cotton crops A small tornado brushed the outheast corner of Shamrock in he Texas Panhandle, damaging a barn, and hail and rain were eportcd at Big Spring, far to the south. The hardest hit area appeared o be near Vernon where the wheat harvest had just begun. One small tornado struck a hay iarn and killed a colt near Lock 3tt, eight miles southwest of Ver- non. Run-off from five to six inches if rain in the area washed young cotton plants from the ground High winds and rain laid the rip- ened wheat on the ground though it had been cut by a giant scythe. Other tornadoes struck at Thalia and Croweli, to the west of Lock- ett, and on the Waggoner Ranch, 20 miles south of Vernon. At both Thalia and Croweli, the tornado winds and hail damaged roofs, broke windows and dam- aged the wheat and cotton crops. At Croweli one man was reported cut by flying glass. There were cloudy jiod warm lleh Mnndnv TEMPERATURES rjjiy. ilith- Sun. p.m. 70 SD M 89 8S HI 90 12'tlO HlRh and low for 24-houri''enrllnif I 92 and Kl. HUh and low name date lout year: W nr1 M. Sntuet nllht: KunriRe (May: nunirt InntlM Raromptcr rcadlnit at 9 p.m.: 2B.01. Humldiiy lit I p.m. M pcrctnl. Space Rocket Is Repaired CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) experts overcame a sus- pected weakness Sunday in the anti-freeze system aboard the huge Atlas missile asigned to launch Malcolm Scott Carpenter into orbit. They re-attached to the missile the heater device that had been flown to San Diego, Calif., for in- spection and adjustment. Check out of the new Installa- tion was expected to be com- pleted Monday. On that basis, the project Mercury schedule was re- adjusted for a possible flight at- tempt next Thursday. Related story, I'g. 8-A versity and Yale Law School be- fore joining the Navy in IM2. He served aboard destroyers in both the Atlantic and Pacific during his four Navy years. Vance, a tall, spare man, came into government service in 1057 as special counsel to the Prepared- ness Investigating subcommittee ol the Senate Armed Services Committee. He served in that ca- pacity during the subcommittee's inquiry into the satellite and mis- sile programs in 1957 and 1958 ancl in hearings on the defense pro- gram and space activities in 1958. He acted also for a time in 1958 as consulting counsel for the ienate's Committee on Space and Aeronautics while that group drafting the National Space Act. Vance, a Democrat, was jrought into the government by jyndon B. Johnson, now vice pres- dent and in a Texas senator and chairman of the preparedness subcommittee. Vace will be the third "John-; son man" to hold one of the three top Defense Department posts in the Kennedy administration. John Heavy rain and hail also felljconnally, a former aide in John- in the Quanah Electra area. son's office, was secretary of the The wheat harvest started near Electra Sunday and first reports estimated that the storm dam- aged from 25 to 75 per cent of the crop. reports of hail up to three inches deep on the ground in Thalia. The tornado on the Waggoner o, Ranch, however, damaged only a small shed. favor of the bill. They roared, their assent. In Chicago, meanwhile, the president of the American Medi- cal Association blasted the bilh and the rallies themselves. Dr.. Leonard W. Larson said "the treasury is being looted" in what he termed "a massive propa- ganda blitz designed to pressure Congress" into enacting the pro- gram. The AMA takes to the air Mon- day night in a network television program designed to answer the President. In Washington, Republican Sens. Bourke Hickenlopper of Iowa and Homer E. Capehart of Indiana and Republican Rep. Thomas B. Curtis of Missouri is- sued separate statements criticiz- ing the bill, which would provide for medical care to the aged un- der social security. By far the largest of Sunday's rallies was in New York's Madi- son Square Garden, where an au- dience of heard President Kennedy call for the support of the nation's older citizens "if this or any other type of progressive legislation is to pass." "We will, we shouted the audience amid applause as Ken- nedy asked them to "jive us your help." Several thousand persons who could not get into the Garden to hear the President's speech stood, outside and listened t. it via a public address system. Some had come from as far away as Wilkes- Barre. Pa., a distance of more than 280 miles. Attacking arguments that the medical aid program would "sap individual Kennedy told the throng that what saps self-reliance "is to be sick, alone and broke." In St. Louis, Vice President Johnson told an openly partisan crowd of more than that the program is a "sound, reasonable and dignified" approach to the health problems of the aged. In Detroit. United Auto Workers President Walter P. Reuther at- ;acked the AMA, saying it was 'manipulated by a small group of witch doctors." Sharing the rostrum with Reuth- er were Michigan Democrats Sen. Patrick V. McNamara. Rep. Mar- tha Griffiths and Gov. John B. Navy until he resigned to run for the governorship of Texas. Conal- ly was succeeded by Fred Korth, another Texan and friend of John- Swainson. McNamara also at- tacked the AMA, saying its mem- bers are rapidly becoming "great- er specialists in propaganda witchcraft than medicine." DON'T LIKE PIG Reds Pressure Japanese Paper Over Togo' Strip By ALAN CLINE Khrushchev. We consider it in bad TOKYO (AP) A Japanese taste." newspaper announced Sunday it is The editor said the reason for eliminating temporarily the Amcr- the newspaper rule on caricatures ican comic strip "Pogo" after the Seviet Embassy pointed out that a Russian-talking pig in the strip's current episode bears striking re semblance to Premier Khrush- is that the Japanese are very sensitive about the emperor, and See POGO, J'fr 3-A, Col. t Editor Kimpei Shiba of the Eng- ,ish-language Evening News said the embassy did not request that he strip, by Walt Kelly, be dropped. The decision to skip the series until the current sequence ends was made because of the newspapers policy not to use cari- catures of heads of state if they ire in bad taste, Shiba asserted. 'I want that made very he added. "We would not remove anything just because the Soviet !mbassy said so. "It could have been Khrushchev it coult' have been someone else, as for myself, Pogo is one of the cartoons 1 do not under- stand." He said Vyacheslav N. Bowline, Soviet Embassy first secretary, ipproached the newspaper last week and suggested the similarity een the caricature and Khrushchev. After a study, Shiba laid he wrote the Soviet official here "now no doubt in our minds thtt (inure ot OM hog It POGO STRIP CHARACTERS like pH   

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