Abilene Reporter News, May 24, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

May 24, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1962, Abilene, Texas MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY A5 1T 81ST YEAR, NO. 341 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 24, PAlifiS ux SECTIONS Associated Prea PAGE ONE Photo Page 4-B Mrs. Arno Ligori, 400 River- side, now is possessor of a mu- sical instrument known in her family as "The Piano." Various generations of her clan, in Jones County around Tuxedo since the early 1900's and in Mississippi earlier, have possessed pianos, but "The Pi- ano" was always, "The in capital letters. Now it has come to reside in Abilene. 'It didn't corns easily, says AJi's. Ligon's husband. Even aft- er its massive legs were re- moved it took six strong men to lug the rosewood body onto a truck for the Tuxedo-Abilene trip.) This piano, history books say, is a "square" piano and bears the name of a famous piano- maker, (Actually, it's a beauti- ful rectangular box set horizon- tally on four curved fat legs which bring from its owner this comment, "I know now what they mean when they say a girl has 'piano legs.' The piano is old its history can be traced to at least 1861. And. age, considered, it is in excellent condition. The piano came to Mrs. Ligon from her grandmother, the late Mrs. Fannie Williams, and her aunt, the lale Mrs. Lou Polnac. With the piano came a hand- written will, the heirs' copy of a will made in 1861 by Mrs. Ligon's great-great-grandfather, Samuel Flake, and registered in Tishamingo County, Mississippi, In the will, and it is a price- less piece of fragile paper, the old gentleman detailed distribu- tion of his property, various Mississippi (arm lands, his per- sonal belongings, his slaves. certainly did have faith in the South'.s Great-Great- Granddaughter Ligon points out.) "To my (iaiiRhler, Mariah Louisa Williams, wife of (Dr.) Benjamin Williams. 1 give the following named slaves, a boy named Hcuban, a boy named Jim. a woman named Milly and her children, Aclsey, Delscy and Ihe will decrees. And "1 also give her my piano." On rofiufisl, llarclin Simmons pianist Thurnian Morrison ex- amined "my" piano. The name plate on the instru- ment reads "Stodart, New York." Now, il seems, "Stodarl" is an important name in piano his- tory. There were two fellows, kinsmen, by that name, both of them famed English piano mak- ers in the late and early 1800's. Where, theii. does "New York" come in'.' Best guesses are that one of the Englishnv- hacl a branch office there or that some Yankee look over a good name. Where the modern piano has 88 keys, this oldlimcr has 82. And the keyboard is, for some reason, off-center with spare room on the treble. Morrison played the piano a bil. "Excellent condition, consider- ing he said. How old is the instrument? Without dismantling it and checking various workings of it against patent dates, Morri- son could only guess. But, he estimated, it probably back to at least the 1840's. AFTER HEARING Billie Sol Estes Walks from the federal courthouse in El Paso to a waiting taxi after a hearing with his creditors. Estes would say nothing to newsmen. (See stories, Pg. 7-B) (AP Wirephoto) Outlook For Shot Good Kennedy Approves Admitting Refugees Flow to Start In Two Weeks By JAMES D. CARY WASHINGTON invoked emergency pow- I ate Thursday to go on record urg- 'ing Kennedy to implement the plan. proposes, he said, the sum- ers Wednesday authoring the of a conference of nations mission of refugees from Commu- nist China, and disclosed that sev- to consider the plight of the Chin- ese, calls on the President to urge eral thousand now in or near Hong members of the Organization of Kong have been cleared for entry. I States to admit a 1 small but significant and The Justice Department said thejfor (Q low would start in about two WEATHER C, 8, DEPARTMENT OF COMMFKCI- WKATHKR BUREAU (wralhrr Mnn, rarr 1-B) ABII.KNK AND VICINITY 'iRndlltt 41 miles) Clear lo partly cloudy and warm wilh cnaace of Inle nflcriioon evening thunrtcrsnoxvprs Thursday Friday. High liolh dny, Or iinpe'i Low Thursday near 70.' NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear to fill? NORTHEAST 9TRXAS; partly clii NOBTHWKST'TEXAS: Clear to partly cloudy Thursday and Friday. I.nlalc'l Inte afternoon and even nk Fhiinderflhnwer Panhandle. Ilijh Thursday M SOVmWESf TEXAS: fcloaV to nardy cloudy nnd warm Thursday and Friday with Isolated atlernooa and evening ihundcrahowcrs mainly west. Thurs- day flv 100. TKMPKRATURES 70 i: 01 StMl ____j and low for 34 hours ending 9 p.m.: 97 and ftp. Hllh and low n flnd M. loriiy: f r.m. Kt p.m.l 9R. ptr cml, Related stories, Pg. 8-A CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Project Mercury command- ers started the final countdown Wednesday night for astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter's triple orbit of the globe. Target hour for the launch is 7 a.m., Eastern Standard Time Thursday. If- delays occur because of weather, forest fire smoke, orj mechanical bugs, blast-off time I shoot for no less than three or- could be as late as a.m. bits, and a launch time later than would not allow sufficient daylight time to assure Carpen- Al- and if the big Atlas bearing Navy Lt. Cmdr. Carpenter's Aurora 7 spaceship does not get off by the big adventure is to be postponed for another day, al least. This ry officials are determined to vecks. Officials disclosed that Kennedy met with Raymond F. Farrell, as- ociate commissioner of immigra- ion and naturalization, to put the nachinery in motion. Then later, at his news confer- nce, the President said "several lousand refugees in Hong Kong nd surrounding areas" have been leared for admission. Many of them, it was learned, are relatives or members of Chin- ese families already in the United States. The President, in response to questions, attributed the flood of hungry Chinese descending on Hong Kong to both a food crisis within China and a breakdown in the economy in some areas. "If they could leave, I think many more he said. The Justice Department, quer- ied about the President's remarks, said that H. L. Hardin, assistant commissioner for travel control in the Immigration and Naturaliza- Dodd suggested the United States finance a third of the cost and shoulder half the to S50 a companion pro- gram of helping refugees resettle and rehabilitate themselves. President Kennedy, in discuss- ing the refugee problem, noted re- ports from Hong Kong that Red Chinese border guards are now stepping in to curb the refugee flow. i He said all would furnish their own transportation or arrange it] through private organizations. Salan Given Life Term In Prison PARIS military court Light Showers Dampen Area Light showers fell in Abilene ind scattered sections of West Central Texas Wednesday night. Bob Miller of the U. Bureau here sale! shower activity Parted building up around the area, moved east north- east and dissipated on the other side of Cisco. Abilene got. only a race of rain, with Ovalo report- ng .15-inch, Lawn .25, Tuscola a race and Baird a trace. Miller said there was a chance or late afternoon and evening liundershowers Thursday and Viday. Temperatures reached an un- omforlable high of 97 degrees Wednesday, equalling this yeai's igh reading, and is expected to c in the mid or upper 90s Thurs- ay and Friday. A low near 70 is redicted for Thursday, little dif- erent from Wednesday's 69. I lion Service, "is leaving this min-j Wednesday night convicted ex- ute for Hong Kong to Kaoul Salan of treason, but the handling of the refugees." Hejspared his life. One of France's also handled the admission of j most decorated war heroes, he Hungarian refugees brought here j was found guilly under cxlenuat- after Ihe 1956 Hungarian revolu-iing circumstances but will live tion was crushed by Soviet troops. with the brand of traitor. ter's safe recovery from the lantic. As the final countdown started al 11 p.m.. Eastern Standard vokM, now lo circumvmt the on the same char lime Wednesday night, every-j The same emergency powers used then to waive immigration; (hat had imposed laws temporarily are being in-Lscntence on ex-Gen. INSPECT PHONE FACILITIES Inspecting the Abilene facilities of South- western Bell Telephone Co. with an eye toward future expansion are, from left, Abilene district manager Norman Stuckey, Justin Hoy, vice president for public relations for Southwestern Bell, and Budd Reinhold, general manager of the North Texas Area. (Staff photo by Jimmy Parsons) AT N. 4TH AND CYPRESS Five-Story Building Planned by Phone Co. Major expansion of the South- The same nine-man tribunal western Bell Telephone Co. facili- Eclmond tips in downtown Abilene to include the construction of a five-story building adjacent to the existing Time Wcdnusdav n "hi every- ounaing adjacent o me nine IHUML uay "wii, CM.IJ j nnual atjmission quota of ban a month ago ordered Salan v hing reported in a eo con- ,.F m, stuicture at N. 4th and nui.a YIU.J ivv. n rtrlrcr.ne rlocnonf- imnciL-nniifl (Ifo Tho fintiri fhti I dilion, including the rocket, and the capsule. Wealher forecasts were favorable, although there was still a possibility of smoke from forest and swamp fires. Carpenter went to bed ear be awakened at a.m. iui brief physical examination and ch'lla s persons of Chinese descent. imprisoned for life. The court did I Shortly after the explain the extenuating news conference Sen. Thomas JJcumstances. Dodd. D-Conn., proposed a much The verdict set off pandomoni- Sts. will begin in 1663. Announcement of the construc- refugee in the courtroom. Sal, acmom- la'li tion program was made Wednes- afternoon by Justin Hoy of St. Louis. Mo., vice president of lot now occupied by the mount Cafe and to top the present two-story telephone structure with an additional story. A cost estimate was not avail- able because of the tentative stage of architect's plans. Reinhold said j of the building is vacant. Stuckey the designers may attempt to j said leases expire Sept. 1 of match the architecture of the i this year. present building in construction! Reinhold said the Abilene ex- to national, mullimilhon dollar plan torneys and hugged Bcl, t- pjto find homes for thousands of then burst into shouts of Budd of Da Para-1 stalled in the one-story addition on (ne existing building. The 50-foot-wide building cur- rently houses the Paramount Cafe and the optometric offices of Dr. 0. B. Stanley. Ahcther portion of the addition. other last-minute routine. The decision to set the cut-off time at a.m. was a new development. Previously, it had been an- nounced that Ihe blast-off could occur as late as p.m., but in that case the mission would have been cut to two orbits or even one. to allow plenty of clay- light to fish Carpenter's capsule from the Atlantic. j The sky trail to be followed by 37-year-old Carpenter is roughly the same one blazed by Glenn. He said he ie Fran-caise" the m mild ask the Sen-j French cry of those Salan led. Texas Area, and Norman Stuckey, NEWS INDEX Others sang the La Marseillaise Abilene district manager pansion is part of Southwestern 'Bell Telephone Company's vast improvement program. Approxi- ficial said, adding that it may bejmately S136 million is being spent late in the year before ground islfor construction of new facilities re- ''We expect to get it underway as, sometime in the Dallas of- the French National Anthem. Salan, dressed in a civilian suit appeared calm but smiled a timid Ibiiii'din" with smile that seemed to say thanks to the attorneys who defended I broken. Editorials TV Scout Rodio-TV logs Form news, markets 2, 3 13 14 18 18 18, 19 JFK Claims Confidence Of Medical Plan Backing unnH IflH niffhl: Sl tonlfhl- By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (API Presi- cnt Kennedy sounded a confident aim Wednesday that the people for his plan for health care r the aged although the Ameri- an Medical Association (AMA) ay not be, But, Kennedy fold n news con rence, "1 think more and more oetors are supporting it." Kennedy and the AMA collided n the hot medicare issue in na- onal television broadcasts Sun ay and Monday. Questions at his ws conference, also on tele- sion and radio networks, gave ennedy another time at bat. Nor did Kennedy slam the door the idea of .debating this and her domestic issues in this fall's ngrcssionnl election campaign th his predecessor in the White ouse, Gen. Dwifiht D. Eisen- wcr. He and Eisenhower don't c eye to eye on medicare. Another medical matter figured efly in the session with news- en and brought a chuckle by the y Ihe President ducked an im- mediate answer. The question demit with rcpsrls ot link between cifiretit ing and certain types of cancer therefore, perhaps J would he and heart disease. "That matter is sensiti Kennedy said with smile, "and the slock market in sufficient difficulty to prcvc my giving you an answer whi is not based on complete inform ion, which I don't have, an Baseball Fan? you'll really go for the morning edition Latest, most complete baseball news of any paper in the area! Box scores, stories, pictures from. AP Wirephoto all yours to enjoy in the morning edition! lubicribt, OR 3-4271 CltculttlM or coir tftnt. SECTION A Obituaries............. 2 Food news.............. 4 Sports 16-18 him. oil news 19 The verdict, surprising to al SEC ION B j cvervone in Ihe packed, tense Women s news 2, 3 Amusements 12 courtroom, cast a new light on Comics ..............53 the death sentence given Jouhaud, I who was second in command of ilhc Secret Army Organization un- jder Salan. It indicated a possibili of commutation of Jouhaiid's sentence by President Charles de Gaulle. I The prosecution had demanded the death penalty for Salan. foil his role in a short-lived gencials pulsch in Algiers last year andj for his leadership of (he European Secret Army terrorist organiza- tion in Algeria. Salan operated un- derground in an attempt to block independence for (hat North Afri- can colony. Salan hod been sentenced to death in absentia for the generals, but after his capture in Algiers April 20 the sentence was set aside because he would be tried in person. I The military judges deliberated! almost three hours as Salan sat; in a room under guard in the Palace of Justice. Reinhold said rough plans have! The new addition will house lo- becn drafted to build a five-story cal and district business of- a basement on the'fices and a considerable amount -------------------------ot equipment for long distance service, Stuckey said. Business of- this year in Texas alone, he said. The company spokesman said 3 current growth pattern shows that the number of new telephones is expected to increase about 5 per cent annually on a nationwide glad to respond to that question in more detail next week.' As for the wallowing stock market, the President said the economy is rising, unemploymeni is down. May prospects are gooc and "I think that !hc stock mark- et H'ili follow the economy." Swinging from topic to topic, the chief executive said U.S. Army troops in Thailand are car- rying unloaded guns in a friendly country but live "ammunition is here" in adequate amounts if the troops need to go into mili- tary action. With respect to refugees swarm- ing from Red China into British -long Kong. Kennedy said the Jnitcd States is helping out with 'ood and is trying to speed up entry to this country of some who B. J. WILKS ACC graduate ACC Graduate Dies in Crash Of Airlines Jet Deadline Hears In Absentee Vote Interest In absentee voting for :he June 2 Democratic primary election accelerated slight- y here Wednesday as time for casting absentee bailout moved ;wilhin four days of the deadline. ilready have received the re- lulrcd clearance. The medicare issue was the VolinK County olcrk irst thing thnt came up at the Mra- Chuslcr llufcheson's office icws conference. And reporters shnw cilst in scven ind the President came back to rnccs- of lhc 87 nnvc several times. Remarking with bit of drol I NEWS, Pf. 1M, CM. 1 i voted in the office and 52 by mail. Qualified voters desiring lo cast ballots have until next Tuesday to do M. fices now are located at N. 2nd scale, and Cedar Sis. Modernized equip- Reinhold and Hoy arrived in nient will allow direct distance Abilene Wednesday and plan to dialing jgo to Midland and Lubbock Thurs- N'sw apparatus also will be in- day. 6-Month Rainfall Only 2.98 Inches 77-year rainfall chart Pg. 19-B "I think there is a drought C. E. Sitchler, chief meteorolo- gist of the U. S. Weather Bureau in Abilene, said Wednesday in reference to the phenomena! lack of rainfall since Dec. 1, 1961. Since that date, Abilene has had 2.M inches of rain. Provided the city gets no more rain this month 1885, when rainfall was less tha and there has only been ajone inch in the month of May. 4.12 inches and a normal rainfall of 3.68 inches based on the period from 1921 to 1950. There have been only since the measurement of rainfall in Abilene started in Sec story, Pg. 19-A B. J. Wilks, native of Taylor and a 1956 'honor graduate at Abilene Christian College, was killed in the crash of a Continen- tal Airlines jet near Unionvillc, Mo., Tuesday night. Wilks graduated as the highest ranking in the class from trace measured so far this will be tho dryest six month period "Isince Oct. 1, 1950, to March 31. 1951, when a total of 1.62 inches was recorded. ta; Higt Taylor High School in 1952 and from ACC in 1956. He and his wife, also a 1956 ACC graduate, taught at Durham. N.C. Those years are 1886, 1896, 19U, 1927, 1956 and 1962. Up to now the lowest measured in history in Abilene iwas .06 inch in 1911. The last: Chances are that there will be j time there was less than an no measurable amount of rain inch in Maj' was in the drought here during the remainder of May, since the Weather Bureau's .10 day forecast which extends to June 15 calls for below nor mal rainfall. Sitchler said that a low-ram fall period of this length is calls- ed by large scale nir circulation over the hemisphere. He calls the Dec. 1, mi. to A biology major (it ACC, lie 23, I9C2, period comparable to the Oct. 1, 1917, to April 1. a member of Ihe band, the Science Club, A Cluh (scholastic tonor and Phi Delta Psi. His parents are Mr. nnd Mrs. P. E. Wilks. He has two children, Kobtrt Jnckson, S Edward ,1. 1918, period, when 2.32 inches of rainfall wero received in Ahilcni Normally May is our biggest rain producing month, Sitchltr said, with 71 year nwnlh thii year of 1956, when only .15-inch recorded only 5 78 inches of rainfall fell during the year. The only year yet recorded with such a low total rainfall 1956, although in 1917 there were only 10.85 inches of moisture for that complete year. Tho heaviest rainfall during any May since 18ft> was in 1997, whm 13.19 inches cascaded on this In the first four montlin of 1M, Abilene rainfall totaled nches spread thusly: .07 in 3Hr uary, .04 in February, l.lt k March and 1.97 In April, wt> ;