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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT t 81ST YEAR, NO. 347 PAGE ONE Funnels which seemed as black lingers reaching down from an ominous cloud swept the town of Haskell Saturday night and the tornadic winds combined with slashing hail to leave hardly a building un- touched. Yet through all the destruc- tion, not a life was lost. No Haskell person suffered serious injury. That was a miracle, those Who've seen the shambles soy. And joining to help the mira- cle come to pass'were a dozen or so Haskell and Abilene men, joined by shortwave radio, working together in the storm warning system fathered by the Weather Bureau. Saturday night's Operation Warn was "a success Abilene Weatherman C. E. Sitchler said after it was all over but the clean-up, the re- building, the insurance-adjust- ing. The people were warned and 'they got under cover. Credit for that warning will be taken by no one segment of the storm workers. The Abilen- ians say the Haskell folk did the job and the Haskell men say they couldn't have without Abilene. And both seem to be right. The cooperative effort in- volved the Abilene Weather Bu- reau, the Department of Public Safety at Abilene, three High- way Patrolmen stationed at Has- kell, the Hastell County Sher- iff's Department, Haskell City Police Department and the Has- kell Volunteer Fire Department. Amarillo weathermen gave the first tip that the storm was brewing. At p.m. Saturday Amarillo told Abilene Weather- man C. E. Sitchler iU radar registered a "hook" over Roch- 'Tlralisok didn'f show at Abi- lene but Silchler called the De- partment of Public Safety any- way and asked for a radio mes- sage of inquiry to a patrolman in the area. Answer, negative. No storm at Rochester. At Sitchlor's radar picked up a hook around Haskell. Weathermen 'and Haskell County is in Ihe north tier of counties of Abilene's "respon- sibility called the Abi- lene DPS radio, Charles Cloud, operator on duty. The first of many storm mes- sages that filled DPS radio that night was flashed to patrolmen in Haskell. Haskell began looking and alerting. Patrolmen Sgt. Frank-Jircik, Tommy Wood and Jesse Priest, Sheriff Garth Garrett, Deputy Pete Mercer and Haskell Police Chief Tom Paul Barnett set out in radio cars to the storm's path to pinpoint the menace. Haskell volunteer firemen sit about notifying the townspeople of danger. Chief Tom Watson, E. J. Stewart and J. B. Gipsjn took to private cars "in whicn storm alert equipment was in- stalled and started up and down streets. Tornado-wise West Texans needed little urging. Into their own or a neighbor's cellar they went. get, real neighborly when a storm says Has- kell Newsman Lon Pate who served out the one Saturday on duty as a fireman.) The storm was slow-moving. thing just squat- Sitchler says.) When it arrived, Haskeil was ready, thanks to a bi-city effort involving the Weather Bureau, the Department of Public Safety and local government. The storm stayud over Has- kcll, rain and hall first and then wind, about 30 minutes. like two Pate says.) The town was hurl-but not its people. "We were all durn Sitchler concludes. "You might call it a success story. "I sure hope the next time It's the same." NEWS INDEX SECTION A Spwti Oil mwi SECTION B WtlMd'l MWI 4 f t 10 Cttnin TV Scent RWM-TV t ftim Htm, mfitatt It ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 30, figa E96T OT -------------------------------------------------J SVX3i SV11VQ 3AV 3103 9908 X9 03 S31VS 3DUU3S W1IJOH3IW SECTIONS EXCHANGE SCENE Here's the scene Tuesday af- ternoon in the small room of the New York Stock Exchange. Top center are two clocks, one indicating time: minutes after market closed for the second showing that the exchange's high speed ticker is two hours and 23 minutes behind schedule. (AP Wirephoto) Giant Rally s Market Up By JACK LEFLER AP Business News Writer NEW YORK stock larket exploded a dramatic rally uesday and recaptured most ol the loss suffered in Monday's deepest slump since 1929. A sudden avalanche of buying hurled prices into a smashing ad- vance that pulled Wall Street from the depths of despair. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Prices Associated Press 60- slock average scores biggest gain since Nov. 14, 1929, as blue chip stocks lead roaring recovery from morning plunge; Dow Jones aver- age of 30 industrials jumps 27.03. Gain in paper oil- lion in Quoted value of stocks listed on New York Stock Ex- change (based on AP average) Volume 14.75 million shares, second largest in exchange his- tory Statistics issues traded 630 advances, 637 de- clines, 2 new highs, new lows Ticker Tape two hours. 29 minutes behind floor transactions at close, also a record. Most active issue American Telephone Telegraph, up at on shares MARKET SUMMARY Related stories, Pg. 9, 10-B Buyers seized solid command of the market from discouraged sell- Pract! Of Grain in Storing Judge Gels Full Report On Dealings By JERRY PILLARD FRANKLIN, Tex. (AP) U.S. Dist. Atty. Barefoot Sanders urned over the entire Billie Sol Dstes report Tuesday to State Mstrict Court Judge John M. 3arron to give to a Robertson bounty grand jury at his dis- retion. Sanders said that Barron will ixamine the report .himself and onsult with Sanders and Depart- ment of Justice officials on turn- tig over all of the report to the rand jury. "if he (Barron) finds anything onceivably connected with this ase, he will turn it over to the rand jury after consultation with Sanders said. The grand jury is looking into IB June 3, 1961. death of federal gricultural official Henry H. Marshall. The action was taken Tuesday ftcr the grand jury decided it 'ould ask Judge Barron to hold iVilliam G. Elliott, an Agriculture )epartment official, in contempt or refusing to turn over the en- re Estes report. Sanders said the federal gov- rnment had taken po- erT whoTad cooperation. Monday and Tuesday morning I He stressed Barron has been YUP, I'M ON THE LIST Willie Phillips, right, points out his name on the commencement program for Abilene High School students to fellow graduates, from left, Linda Cooley, Dianne Morris a nd Lana Morris as they wait for the pro- cessional to begin. Commencement was h eld at Public School Stadium Tuesday night. (Staff photo by Jimmy Parsons) with a frenzied unloading of stocks. The day's dizzy roller-coaster ride came on mammoth volume !familiar with the grand jury's in-! jvestigation and would be able to' determine what portion of the re- port will be necessary for it to determine whether Marshall com- Dr. J. A. Jaehimezyk, Harris County medical examiner, said he is preparing his final report on the Marshall autopsy for pres- entation to the jury Wednesday. Snyder Blaze Loss SNYDER ('HNS) A fire that raged for more than three hours icre Tuesday morning did estimated in damage to he Heath Meat Looker Co. two ilocks west of the square on 25th St. By the time the fire was dis- covered at l a.m. it had already gutted the building and burned hrough the roof of the 90 by 50 't. retail sales section of the plant. The Snyder Fire Dept. used five lieces of equipment in fighting .he fire which was finally brought mdcr control shortly after 3 a.m. A. A. Heath, owner and op- erator of the plant, estimated his loss at R. L. Terry, owner of the building in which he plant was housed, said his OM Is estimated at about Poth men said that insurance would cover about half their loss. Individual rental lockers in Iht cast end at the plant were not by the blane, but health officials have said that Ihe rcntert wl'l hive to remove tht meat from the lockers before the temperatures go up. Damage to the electrical and mechanical equipment has caused the temper- ature to start a slow rise. All meat will be checked by health officials before being removed. Heolh said that his losses come from the loss of some 4 to 5 thousand pounds of beef and pork wliich were stored in the retail section of the plant. A radio shop next to the meat locker plant was not damaged by the early morning blaze. The fire was thought to have started in the electrical powered engine room on the north side of the plant. When asked whether he intend ed rebuilding the plant, Heath said tlMt he bad been so busy trying to what he could that he hadn't given much thought to it. He also urged those who meat in the rental lockers to claim It Wednesday before It spoiW. The medical gave an examiner last oral report to Judge Barron in which he said he felt Marshall was murdered. But cide. rule out the possibility of Tuesday, the medical examiner! on said his opinion had not been with the New York Stock Ex-jmitted suicide or was murdered hange's high-speed ticker year running more than hours late. The final transaction wasn't reported until p.m. 2 hours and 44 minutes after the close of trading. The Dow Jones average of SO industrial issues rolled up a gain of 27.03 to 603.96. almost wiping out Monday's loss of 34.95. The Associated Press CO-stock average bounced back 8.90 to 220.10 against a fall of 13.40 Mon- day. An estimated billion was recovered from the billion erased from the quoted value of stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange Monday This was based on the action of the AP average. Trading volume shot to 14.71 nillion shares, exceeded only by the shares traded on Oct. 29, 1929. It far overshadowed Monday; 9.35 million. Trading embraced issues, the greatest in the history of the exchange. The previous record of was set Monday. Despite the scope of the advance declines edged gains by 637 to S Graduation No. 74 History P.y DAVID COBI! .class was in the first grade when Reporter-News Staff Writer ihe came to Abilene. Abilene High School held its He addeti that 299 members of graduation exercise Tuesday the class have decided to contin- ;hl and 429 seniors received uc their education in college. The! WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHFR BUKKAU (Weather map. pjr. 2-B> ABILENE AND VICINITY iradius.of 40 lilesl Generally fair and warm Wednesday and Thursday. High Wednes- day 90, low Wednesday nisht 65, high Thursday 90 to 93. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear to !ly cloudy and Thursday. [ifih Wednesday R6-94. j Esfes Ired By Surplus Grain Curbs their diplomas from Supt. of Sciiools A. E. Wells, Gayic Ray and jerilyn Davies, it. 11 jviiu MI 1.111 H mi uei uu. nil i u class valedictorian and salutmon- ne said at the tuns that he did it Jan, took the class molto as topic Miss Davies, the salufatorian. ..To changed. He added change in his findings pend on additional evidence. that any would de and told the audience the first Earlier Tuesday, the jury in- structed Texas Atty. Gen. Will j years of the lives of classmates .of the class, he had to have an average of over 38. The top six graduates of the and herself have sped by quick- ly, yet their search for truth has only begun. This search class presented the program. In- said, "was be-Location was by Rosalind Craver Wilson to bring the contempt gun wc schnnl" Judi Malone delivered a action against Elliott on thc-jwe continue to "search lor and i poem. Lynda Wright lead the ground he failed to produce .which have been song alld lhc benediction full Estes files as ordered in a by great minds which given by Susan West, subpoena. ilcip us to formulate our lives. Marshall died of five bullets from a 22-caliber rifle. His death first was ruled a sui- cide, then the case was reopened after Estes' financial empire See FRANKLIN, Pg. 6-A, Col. 6 Area Said Disaster WASHINGTON Small Business (AP) Thoj The students, she continued, have also striven for wisdom, have accepted their responsibilities at the school, have made lasting friendships and have begun their search for faith. We will, she concluded "use three lessons of faith, wisdom, truth, friendship and responsibil- ity to make this newer world a brighter world." Miss Ray, taking the second half of UK: motto. "To Find and Not to said the students must find within themselves truth, happiness and their own goals. have begun a quest (for SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Clear cloudy and warm Wednesday i tlay. Hish Wednesday in 90s. figure, he said, represents 70 perjetoudy Wednesday cent of the class and is the high-' 85AJ' cst of any graduating class. Results of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills place the class in the top two per cent of the nation. Wells commented that 60 of the students had three-year averages of 90 and. for a student to be in the By GEOFFREY GOULD WASHINGTON (AP) Texas operator Billie Sol Estes got so incensed about not being allowed to store government surplus grain out on the open ground tffat he complained to several congress- men, an Agriculture Department official said Tuesday. The official. Carl J. Miller, told a surprised House subcommittee this practice is permitted under Texas state law, but not under; federal regulations. He saicS it is common in state-, licensed grain elevators to cut hole near the top and let excess; grain spill out on the ground out- side in a nice little pile. The House Government tions subcommittee looking into Estes' tangled affairs was toltf earlier that the grain storage ness in West Texas is a cut throat jungle of competition in which Estes was deeply involved. Estes is under indictment fraud. C. H. Moseley, head of the" Dallas Commodity Office of Ihe. Agriculture Department, told of warehousemen offering kickbacks to farmers, free storage, no de-' ductions for shrinkage, and even giving trading stamps as induce- ments to use their elevators. "They're crooks if they're doing Rep. Ross Bass, D-Xnir., said of such practices. He saiiJ he was such Violated some federal law, but that he would mmediately offer legislation to; outlaw them just to make sure. Moseley said many complaints had been received to the effect that Esfes was guilty of unfair i competition. NORTHWEST. TKXAS.Clear to partlj- hg sornetimes han. died complaining letters from and Thursday, H? 91 PO 87 77 75 High p.m.: 1 Sllti low (or md low date last year: Sunset last niflht: sunrise today :tt; tdniKht' Barometer readins at 9 p.m.: 23.01. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 34 per cent. Estes which were referred to the department by congressmen who' received them. He said Estes complained of this inhuman treat- ment because his competitors' were allowed to store grain on the ground under state licenses. Bass asked: "You mean, they store grain out on the ground and jet paid for it? Is any taxpayers'1 money used for storing grain on the Miller said he didn't know, but Moseley replied that it was not. See ESTES, Pg. 6-A, Col. S that is never end- designated Haskell County, Tex., We stand .at the beginning a disaster area as a result of a tornado May 26. The action enables homeown- ers, businesses, churches and charitable institutions; to apply to the agency for repair loans. Applications may be filed at 1000 Main St., Dallas. ot a new experience. "After striving to do our host, seeking and finding out Miss Ray concluded, "we must never yield." Wells told the Class of he felt closer to it than he did to many other classes since this Change of Venue Ruled In Lopez Murder Trial By CLYDE FOSTER Reporter-News Staff Writer BALLINGER District Judge 0. L. Parrish Tuesday afternoon ruled a change in venue in the murder trial of Incarnation (The Hawk) Lopez after trying for more than four hours without qualifying a single juror. Prior to the ruling, Royal Hartj [he spectators in the courtroom and smiled often. The tattooed suspect has been in jail without bond since his ar- rest near Lubbock shortly after the fatal beating of Mr. Boggess at his service station in Ballin- ger. Attorneys questioned a total of Tuesday when they expressed scruples against the death penal- ty. The remainder of the venire- men were disqualified either be- cause of a final opinion or be- cause they said they were unablt to presume the defendant is in- nocent. One venireman, questioned about AlMtT PWIS. DWWiDTStfi HIMRtQ) WARS M, iTOHE LWTEKNS, 4UOOIIH6 VOTER. Planning An Exotic Vocation? Even so, you'll wont to keep up with Buz Sawyer. We'll send your papers to your vacation hide-out, or we'll save them for you in our Vacation-Pok either at no extra charge. Call OR 3-4271, circulation- department. and Oiho Crawford, court ap- the special venire after a number pointed attorneys from San excuses were accepted Tues- ;elo, had made two motions Tues- day and one Monday seeking a change of venue but all three had been overruled by Judge Parrish. The 119th district judge also overruled a total of four defense motions seeking a continuance of the trial, in which Lopez is charged with the fatal heating and robbery of M. E. Boggcss, 74, Ballinger service station opera- tor, on Feb. 9. Judge Parrish said he will de- cide the near future on Ihe lo- cation of the trial under the change of venue. Lopez. understands only a limited amount of English, was not visibly affected by the deci- sion to move the trial from Run- nels County. The defendant, who had been in the courtroom in handcuffs throughout the dny Monday but who had not been restrained Tues- day, was calm throughout the hearing and attempted selection of the jury, He wived occaxioMl- ry to and 41 of the 85 jurors remaining on scruples against the death penal' ty, said "from what I have heard about this case 1 would not feel badly at all about the death penalty." A large number of the prospec- tive jurors were while being questioned by witnesses when they said they definite opinions concerning guilt or innocence of the defend- ant. In cases where veniremea, were not disqualified under questioning, the defense attorney! probed more deeply into knowl- edge of the case and other (ac- tors. Under the change of venm, Lopez will be transferred county in which the held "as soon M wt for II Sheriff Dtp Attdoe the dKidn. The court will not Jcr the day morning. A number of venire- men requested and were granted release from jury duty as a result of wind and hail storm damage in the county Monday. Defense attorneys entered mo- tions seeking a continuance be- cause a witness had just arrived in Ballirger and they had been unable to obtain a statement from her, because of the alleged failure to provide the defendant with a list of the special venire and be- cause of the depleted special venire list storm. All as a were result of overruled Judge Parrish. Monday, the court had heard and overruled a motion for contin- uance and a motion for a change of venue. A number of witnesses were called in the change of ven- ue case by both sides in a hear Ing over whether H would be siblc to obtain an unbiaam) jury said attorney! Hr ir; Runnels County. Judge HarrMiiiht chance of overruled the motion lor chaflfe by the of venue late Monday aflenwea. tne Six Twiremen were ammaUm which nee to to   

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