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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               m X LATEST SPORTS SJST.YEAB.NO. 350 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, iNTY-FdUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS" jlc 3103 AuociMti WINDOWS DESTROYED Among the hundreds of windows broken by hail during Abilene's hail storm Friday afternoon were the valuable stained glass win- dows'in the College Church of Christ. More than half windows on the north side of the church build- ing were broken. (Staff Million Voters Expected Today Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The battle between John Con- nally and Don" Yarborough for the Democratic nomination for governor ends Saturday when an estimated million Texans go to the polls to pick the parly's standard bearer. The Democrats will also nomi- nate candidates for lieutenant governor, attorney general, and congressman-at-large in the run- off primary. No runoffs were required by the Republican Party, which named its candidates in the May 5 primaries. Both Connally, former secre- tary of Navy, and Yarborough, a Houston attorney, claimed vic- tory on the eve of the runoff election. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Radio-TV logs...........2 Bridge Quiz............ 6 Sports 8-10 Oil'tiews 11 SECTION B Church news............ 2 Women's news 3 Obituaries.............. 4 Amusements'............ 4 Comics.............. 6, 7 Editorials B Farm news, markets......12 SAT aioa HA 0 B ail buyers Abilene, Area; Crops Badly Hurt Tornadoes, ACC Hill Hard Connally said at a Waco rally that "reports from all over Tex- as indicate a tremendous victory Saturday. I predict we will carry 225 counties." In addition to the Waco rally, Connally also made a statewide telecast from Waco, carried by 26 stations. Connally was in Cor- pus Christi earlier where he saic 'the people are becoming alarmed by the something for everyone program that won't cost anyone anything according to the promises made by my opponent." Yarborough campaigned in San Antonio, Fort Worth and Wichita Falls before going to Austin Friday night for a telecast car- ried by 23 Texas stations. "Reports from all major areas in the state show that we are definitely pulling into the we are going to win this election Saturday because the people or Texas want progress and insisi upon a man in the governor's office who is independent and who will represent all the people and not just the big gas pipe lines." Yarboroufih pointed to a crowe at a rally in San Antonio Thurs- day night as a reflection of "the tremendous excitement that is building up in my campaign." Hail, Wind Rack Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes injured one man in South Texas and caused exten- sive property damage in the area Friday while thunderstorms again hammered northwest, north central and northeast portions of the state. Rains that measured up to four inches in an hour accompained the South Texas storms while the thunderstorms in the northern sections of the state were loaded with hail and high winds. Large sections of the state were under tornado alert Friday night. tornadoes struck east of Raymondville, where one man was injured by glass; Ben Bolt, seven miles south of Alice: and near Victoria. Run-off from 4-inch rains at Alice and Faifurrias caused temporary flooding in low places. Reyes Aceves was cut by fly- ing glass as a tornado blew away his small home near Raymond- ville. His wife and child escaped unhurt. The tornado also destroyed a barn, two crop dusting planes, an uprooted tree and flung two cotton trailers through a barn. Raymondville had 1.46 inches of rain, while nearby areas had 4.1 inches. At Ben Bolt, Crespin Jaminez was preparing to back his car from the garage when the tor- nado struck. It blew away the roof and one side of the building, Hit by Storm By MARVIN MURPHY Reporter-News Stall Writer Hail battered Abilene and sur- rounding towns (or the second day Friday, heavily damaging proper- ty and whiping out young cotton and wheat. Abilene Christian College, where damage amounted to at least was one of the heav- iest hit places in the city. More than 800 window panes were knocked out of schools over your fist to the size of a hat Windows were knocked out most building! on the campus. This includes Edwards, Mater- Hare itortet Pf. 1-1 and McDonald residence halls, Hall, all and Zellner, Kinzie, Nelson and Gardner hallf for women. Roott Damaged 1 Most of the glass on the north.': 1 a wide area in Abilene, cars were side of the Bible Building was gonitt hundreds of screens were damaj4' dented, limbs littered the streets, and scores of roofs suf- fered heavy damage. Clyde, where five inches of rain fell in one hour, was the most seriously damaged area outside Abilene. During a severe storm which brought wind, lighting, rain and hail, utility lines were downed and water: fan over the curbs downtown. Limbs were ripped off trees in Clyde, and a large number of homes in the Shalamar Addition received..water-damage. Clyde's telephone system was seriously curtailed as lines and poles were blown down, putting many lines out of order. A. H. Jelferies, Taylor County office manager of the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, .said .he expcted consid erable damage reports as a result of the. bail storm, particularly re- garding wheat. Casey Moore, a farmer living in the Hamby Coin munity about four miles nort of ed and the roofs on the gymna-. sium and auditorium were badly. waten up. "I don't tawr how to figure foliar value op the IMS exactly. but I don't think it will be tesfc, than Lawrence L. Smithy CC bursar, said. i- Collins said the roof on two ofcv is six apartments would have Je replaced because of hail ge. He said the repair would nut'1; between and eacnr The roof of his home and alum-'- num siding were damaged at hlr home at 2101 Lincoln, and wiB cost about to repair. Collins said there are about 309 rames on ACC Hill, a large par- entage of which suffered hail amage. He said he had no way f estimating the repair cost 08 these. Other places hit in the vicinity I ACC were High's Flower Sbojr, THIS IS A HAILSTONE? Pam Oswal t of 1434 Sunset holds a chunk of ice that fell from the skies during the violent hails term in Abilene Friday afternoon. Pam the Abilene Albany highway p i J entA rtVm-' on but Jaminez was untouched. His tne pjece Of jce melted somewhat b efore the photographer arrived. (Staff Latest, Most Complete ELECTION NEWS in Your Sunday Copy of ibflenc State Races County Races Area Races and children watched in horror from the house. The twister destroyed a feed storage building, unroofed a )arn, partially destroyed a va- cant cotton gin and knocked down power lines. Alice had four inches ot rain between 7 and 8 a.m. and an- other one-half inch by a.m. Residents said it was the heaviest rain in 10 years. Run-off sent water to some homes but the water quickly drained away. High winds in a squall line that hit Beeville damaged roofs and trailers and several business houses. Tornadic winds destroyed the barn on the farm of Charles photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) Moscatelli, Victoria. BY METHODISTS Appointment Of Ministers Made C. S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHEB BUREAU (Weather Map, Pace J-A> ant temperature Chan warmer Sunday. Hlg jjw Saturday night 6 85-90. NORTH CENTRAL BIG SPRING (RNS) Minis-; terial appointments in the nine districts of the Northwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Complete appointments Pg. 5-A six miles west of Church were announced Friday by Bishop Paul V. Galloway, res-: Aspermont Picks Top Man, Woman By JIM EATON Reporter-News Staff Writer ASPERMONT Mrs. John P. Ward and Oscar Dickerson were honored as Aspermont's Jutstanding Woman and Man of the Year at an Achievements Award Banquet held here Friday night. This marked the third year for the banquet, which is sponsored jointly by the Luncheon Club and Ihe Phoenix Club. The banquet is one of the civic projects sponsor- ed by the two clubs which work to boost Aspermont. Mrs. Ward, a teacher in Stone- wall County for 24 years, was cited for her school, church and civic .iccomplishments. In 1957 she was named "Teacher of the Year" by the Texas Federation of Women's Club. Mrs. Ward is an active member of the First Baptist Church, has worked with the local March of Dimes, the Or- der the Eastern Star and as a class sponsor. She presently is an English teacher at Aspermont High School. Many of her former students were present at the ban- quet. Dickerson, who is the abstract business, has held several posi- tions at Ihe First Baptist Church. A former student of Mrs. Ward, ie is chairman of the Aspermont lousing Authority and chairman of the Stonewall County School Board. He has worked for a number of years as a volunteer member of the Aspermont Fire Department. The two honorecs were present' ed plaques. Speaker for the banquet, held in the high school cafeteria, was Dr. P. D. (Dick) O'Brien of Houston. Dr. O'Brien resigned as pastor of the First Baptist "hurch in Big Spring last August to semi-retire. The speaker was introduced by the Rev. Lewis C. Price, pastor of the Aspermont First Baptist Church. Rev. Price said Dr. O'Brien still is a very active ASPKRMONT, Pg. 9-A, Col. 2 Byrom Reported As Satisfactory John Byram, Abilene oil man, was reported in satisfactory con- dition after undergoing surgery at Houston F'riday morning. The Associated Press said of' ticials di M. D. Anderson Hospital declined to reveal the nature ot the operation. dent bishop of the San Antonio Northwest Texas area. Districts in the Conference in- :lude the Abilene, Big Spring, Aibbock, Brownfield, Plain- view, Fampa, Childress, Stamford and Amarillo areas. .At the close of business for the 1962 meeting Friday it was de- to hold the conference at St. Paul Methodist Church in Abilene. Five new appointments were made in Abilene churches, includ- ing one. new church. The new Edgemont- Methodist Church at the south end of Bar- Si, (now meeting in the Seventh Day Advenlist Church) was assigned to the Rev. Harold Rucker. B. Fowler Jr. of Vega was assigned to Fair Park Methodist Church to replace I.uther .Weldon Tucker, who was assigned to Ros coe. .0 impor- -----------jy. Little i Saturday fB-BS. 1-65. High Sucday _ TEXAS: Partly scattered showers and hunderstorms Saturday and Saturday light. Locally cooler Saturday and Satur- day night. Partly cloudy and a little warmer Sunday High Saturday 7J north o 85 south. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Considerable :loudines3 north, partly cloudy south Sat- urday Decreasing cloudiness Saturday nieht and Sunday, A little warmer Sun- day. Hlah Saturday 62 north to 82 south. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly with no important temperature changes throush Sunday. Widely scattered hundershowere mainly near the coast Saturday. High Saturday 85-95. TEJirEBATUBES James C. Holman of Quitaque was assigned to Grace Methodis to repkce the Rev. R. H. Camp- bell, who is retiring and moving to Olton. The Rev, Raymond W, Rile; was returned to Epworth Meth odist (formerly Crescent Heights for his first full term. He was transferred here to fill a vacancy last year when the Rev. Dcon Martin went to Colorado. The Rev. Frank D. Charllon was transferred to St. Paul las weo.k from the Austin dislric superintendent's post in South west Texas Methodist Conference but the appointment was read officially again Friday. The Rev. Bill M. Kent, asso- ciate pastor of St. Paul, was transferred lo Crosby ton. WEATHER 3-M ai Hish. ana low (or 24-houn endlnf p.m.: 67 and 60. High and low same date last year Sunset la'at night: sunrise today sunset tonlsht: Barometer readine 9'p.m.: ttJtt. Humidity at II p m.: 7S per cent. said farmers over an extensive area had hail damage to wheat cotton and grata sorghum crops Thursday night and Friday after- noon, Stained Glass At ACC, damage to stainec glass windows and the tile roof o he College Church of Christ was estimated at around Dam age at the church appeared to be he worst among campus build ngs, nearly all of which had win dow panes broken out. J. B. Collins, Abilene insurance man and an elder in the College ihurch, said rain blowing into the church also caused water damage He said some of the lead in the stained glass windows was twistei by the hailstones, meaning tha most of them on the north side would have to be replaced. The windows will have to be boarded up temporarily and orders will have to be sent out of town to get special glass to replace them, he said. Most of the damage to campu buildings was to windows on th north side and to some roofs. Col lins said that the windows ha holes in them fnm "the size o where scores of window roken out of the greenhouse; tie J Drive In Grocery, where an luminum awning was ruined; and a small residential hutment on the ampus which had the roofinf aartly torn off. A small Italian ar, parked on the campus, had the canvas top beaten in and the windshield cracked in several daces. Water At the ACC business mop up operation followed the storm when water got inside iffice after a window on the east side was broken out. Neon s'gns were cracked along a strip of businesses lining the edge of ACC campus. The most seriously damaged school in Abilene was Lamar mentary. where 290 window panel were broken out. At Franklin Jun- Early Vote Urged In Demo Runofl Abilene area Democrats wilt join fellow Texcs Democrats over the state today in casting their ballots in runoff elections to de- termine their candidates for the November general election. Democratic Party officials urged all voters to go to Uie polls as early as possible during the day to avoid waiting in line and to aid in a fast counting of the ballots. Taylor Democratic Chairman Tom Webb reminded that Democrats can vote in the Demo- cratic runoff elections, and per- sons who had "Republican" stamped on their pell tax receipts in the first primary may not vote in the Democratic runoff. The most contested battle to be settled by Saturday voters will be the one between Don YarDorough and John Connally for the natorial candidacy. Of more local interest will be the voting for Truett Latimer and David Ratliff, both vying for th 24th Senatorial District seat nov held by The deciding votes may who voted for liberal Impact May or Dallas Perkins in the primary The only race to be decided ex clusively by Taylor County voter OVALO and insurance executive Don Nor Set RUNOrr, Pg. CM. or High, where 46 panes wen See HAIL, Pf. 4-A, Col. 1 WHERE IT RAINED Frl Two-Day Total ABILENE Municipal Airport......78.1.M Total for Year '........S.02 Normal for Year ......9.17 582 E.N. 23rd .........1.01101 430 Kirkwood ...........531.50 742 Sandefer ...........551.35 DYESS AFB ALBANY ANSON BAIRD 1.H2.W BRECKENRIDGE 1.11 BUFFALO GAP Traej CADDO.............. J.W CISCO ELMDALE EULA HAMLJN KNQ CITY South of town LAWN LORAINE 4 miles south MORAN ______ _.. Northeast come from Democrats MUNDAY...............IM Vote 'and Vote Early! Polls Open Here at 7 a   

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