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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 'w" "w' "ir "ilr sr AA OT 81ST YEAR NO 352 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING. JUNE 4.1962-SIXTEl( tONS 4-MrfiW lEtt Worst Single Air Crash Kills 130 PAGE ONE_ Tragedy sometimes repeats In grim coincidental pattern. In the summer of 1951 a Unit- ed Airlines plane crashed against the side of a mountain in Colorado killing all aboard. One of the victims was 42- year-old George Wilfred Hag- gard, former journalism teacher at Abilene High, at the time dep- uty administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration at Washington. Mr. Haggard was survived by his wife and two small children, Sue and Thomas. A few days ago a Continental Airlines 707 was destroyed, by a bomb, investigators say, and crashed near Unionville, Mo., killing all aboard. One of the victims was young B. J. Wilks, 1956 honor gradu- ate of Abilene Christian College, a teacher at Durham, N. C. Mr. Wilks is survived by his wife and two small children, Robert Jackson and Edward. Records at the ACC Alumni office gave the name of Mrs. Wilks, also a 1956 ACC grad. She is listed as the former Sue Haggard. Symmetrical hail fell Friday at the Glen Thornton home, 957 EN 13th, the family found dur- ing the clean-up. A large window had in it one hole, perfect circle, four and a quarter inches across. And 12-year-old Kathy Thorn- ton found the missing part, a perfect circle of glass, four and a quarter inches in diameter. The Thornton assumption: Hail stone must have been a perfect circle, four and a quar- ter inches. Newspapers as far away as Chicago have told the amazing story of Haskell's success in surviving the recent hail-torna- do without loss of life or serious personal injury, Haskell News- man Lon Pate reports. And as the news has spread, inquiries about the Haskell set- up have rolled in. Other towns may have similar organization but Haskell's has been tested and found good. Therefore, oth- er towns want to know the se- cret. It was done with a little mon- ey (about invested in port- able warning equipment) and a lot of risky work. The work was the key to the whole thing, Pate says. Such fellows as Robert Dumas, a farmer-rancher who lives in Haskell, George Necly (brother of the famous Rice Conch Jess Neely) other volunteer firemen, police, sheriff's staff, Highway Patrolmen and the like risked their skin passing on the infor- mation received by shortwave radio from the Abilene Weather Bureau and their own eyeball witness of the cloud. Electronics and persona] cour- that combination makes up the'warning system, Pate re- ports. A young, young Southsider newly entered into the time of life when age takes on meaning, looked his mother over careful- ly the other day and advised her: "Mother, you don't look like you're 35." said Mother, preening her feathers and think- ing what a nice child she was rearing. the young, young man "With that grey in your hair you look like you're 40." TO QUELL REVOLT NEWS INDEX SICTION A AmuMHimtt fvwtt SICTION I 2 6-1 TV j lofli Venezuela Has Bloody Fighting By RICHARD G. MASSOCK CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) oody street battles raged in uerto Cabello Sunday night be- 'ecn government troops and mnants of a leftist-led marine arrison that revolted against resident Romulo Betancourt's ;ime. Unofficial reports from the big city 65 miles west of Caracas ut government casualties at 120 ead and 300 wounded. There was immediate estimate of rebel sses. The reports said the cond in a month against the an- -Castro government will go own as one of the bloodiest in enezuela's history. The government claimed earlier had smashed the rebel force nd driven it out of the Puerto abello naval base with a concen- ated land, sea and air attack. tagro Man :ound Dead tear Trent SWEETWATER Villlfe Smith, 63, a Negro farm and living a mile west of Trent as found shot to death on the orch of a farm house, occupiee v Sammy Robinson, three-and-a- alf miles northwest of Trent at a.m. Sunday. Robinson, a farm hand, called fficers to the scene where the ody was found, and an investiga- on was started by Nolan County uthorities. Three persons arc being held in 'olun County jail in connection the investigation. Sheriff R. S. Lambert said that ,vo shots were fired through a lass front door in the house mith was struck in the heart b; .22 caliber hollow-point bullet The rifle was found near the slaii inn. Constable James Kennedy o Vent, Deputy Sheriff J. M. Brat her. District Attorney Weldoi :irk. and Justice of the Peaci j. E. Davis, are assisting th  An Air France jetliner filled with American tour- ists crashed and burned on takeoff Sunday, killing 130 persons in aviation's worst single plane dis- aster. Only two persons, both Air France hostesses, survived. The death toll rose to 130 Sunday night when one of the chartered Boeing jet's stewards, who had been Bulled from the flaming wreckage, died in a Paris hos- pital. The crash took the lives of 121 members of the Atlanta, Ga., Art Association, en route home; 8 crew members, and Air France's Atlanta manager. The worst previous single plane disaster was the crash of a U.S. Air Force Globemaster near To- kyo June 18, 1953 that killed 129 servicemen. The pilot of the Air France jet- liner apparently had several sec- onds warning oi troubSe before the jet crashed. Witnesses said the plane apparently developed trou- ble just before liftoff. They said the pilot jammed on 1C UUIIH-O VVdi-U OAt-Wi niw Paris, Sunday. In foreground are navigation lights marking the ap- AU_ CinlA pi-bach to the air field. (AP Wirephoto) By RAYMOND HOLBROOK DALLAS, Tex. Con-: nally, close friend of the Kennedy administration leaders, called Sun- day for "a new day of achieve- ment for Texas" after winning the Democratic nomination for gover- or. The handsome six-footer, who re- signed as President Kennedy's secretary of the Navy to cam- paign, will meet Republican Jack "ox, an outspoken conservative, in (he Nov. 6 general election. Connally defeated Don Yar- borough, 37, a Houston lawyer, in Saturday's runoff. The winner is 45 and a Fort Worth lawyer and businessman. Yarborough declared himself a supporter without reservation of the New Frontier. Connally re- fused to affirm blanket approval of the New Frontier, objecting to Kennedy's medical care for the aged plan and to federal aid to schools. Democratic nomination in Tex- as has been the same as election in the past. However, the state has one Republican senator and Related Stories Ppg. 2-A, 3-A SPECIAL MEETING TODAY Insurance Adjusters Move in to Handle Storm Claims Trained storm insurance per- sonnel moved into Abilene over he weekend to begin cleanup work f o 11 o w i n g the hailstorm which hit here Friday afternoon, causing in excess of million damage to roofs and windows in several sections of the cily. The damage estimate was made Saturday by a reliable authority who asked lhat his name not be used. It will be several days be- for an official cstimale is avail- ble. Bob Springer, president of the Abilene Association of Insurance Agents said following a meeting of agents Sunday afternoon that the Texas Joint Loss Catastrophe Plan has been put into effect and will do much toward seeing prop- erty owners receive prompt .serv- ice. "Everything possible is bcinf done to expedite the payment of Springer said. "Persons who suffered heaviest damage will be taken care of on R priority basis." Springer urged that persons who suffered damage should: 1-Chcck the deductible portion of the po'icy 'o see if damage will exceed that amount. the agent who sold nim the policy. property from threat of further damage. Springer pointed out that tem- porary repairs are paid for as part of the property damage and urged property owners to retain receipts for repairs. The Catastrophe Plan is com- posed of not only the local association of independent local agents, but the Texas Association of Insurance Agents, General Ad- justment Bureau, Association of Independent Adjusters of Texas Texas Insurance Advisory Association and the Texas In- surance Ficldmen's Association. To further expedite claims pay ment, Springer pointed out tha1 contractors, painters, roofers, am men have been 'invited to WEATHER uled for Monday at 3 p.m. at the Coca-Cola Auditorium. "The purpose is not to fix prices in any sense, but it is to eliminate the necessity of estimates if we are assured of cooperation by our ocal building people. We actually have no concern for we know al Abilene trades people are interest- ed in having local people have the work done by local Springer said. In urging all those who suffered damage to be as patient as pos-! sible after reporting the damage, Springer said, "Hail storms are difficult storms to handle. Damage can very from section to section and even on houses stand- ing side by side. A sufficient num- ber of people are being brought in to handle this storm, which is expected to total about one mil- lion dollars in insured property damage. "However, it does take time to inspect all property to determine auyfij men IIOTV an advisory price meeting sched- gee DAMAGE. Pg. one representative in Congress and voted for Dwight D. Eisen- hower in both his presidential races. The voters, Connally declared in a victory speech, "clearly stated their desire for new lead- of maturity, ex- perience and responsibility." That was his campaign theme. He accused Yarborough of pro- posing reckless state spending and indirectly said Yarborough was too immature lor the job. Also nominated in the runoll primary were three other candi- dates for statewide office, all con- sidered conservatives. Other statewide nomination: were settled in the May 5 pri maries. Al! U. S. representatives were re-nominated in the first primary Terms of Texas' senators did no xpire this year. Returns from all 254 counties 231 complete, gave: Connally Yarborough Lieutenant governor State Sen. Preston Smith Texas House Speaker James Turman Attorney general Waggoner Carr Tom Reavley 163. Congressman at Pool Woodrow Bean ?67. The votes tabulated by Ihe Texas Election Bureau com- pares with a total voting strength of In the May 5 primary, the total was Yarborough said in reply to a statement from a supporter that the vote would be stolen, that "I think that's what's already been done." Wellington Abbey, n Yarborough campaign manager, told news- men: "We will never concede be- cause Yarborough voters were disqualified across the slate." He said he based that claim on telephone calls from sup- porters. The race for governor was Con- nally's first attempt at elective of- fice, hut he is not a politica fledgling. He learned politics from Vice President Lyndon B. John son and the late House Speaker Sam Rayburn, both of Texas. He managed Johnson's campaign for the Democratic presidential noml nation. F. 8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather map. Fafr. 1-B) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 miles) Partly cloudy Mifl warmer hrough Tuesday with the possibility of hundershowers late Monday afternoon and night. High both days, 85-90, low both nishUs, 60-70. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly ioudy and warmer Monday and Tucs- ay. Scattered thunderstorms likely Tues- day. High Monday 82-M. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms Monday ana Tuesday. Warmer Monday. Cooler west Tuesday. High Monday in 80s. TEMPERATURES oindar a.m. Sunday p.m. 61........... 70 00.......... 73 59............ 77 60 77 a 78 58............ 6.00............ 78 60........... 75 64............ 70 65 70 67............ 63 High 'and low for 24-hours ending ).m.: 78 and 58. High and low same date last year: 93 "suiiwit last night: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading al 9 f.m.: 18.07 Humidity at 9 p.m 73 per cent. Storms Hit State Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least three tornado funnel were sighted and heavy rain am hailstorms lashed Fredericksburg and Austin Sunday as turbulen weather moved across South Tex as. One tornado was sighted bj Richard Van Dibber, who lives si) miles from Fredericksburg. H said the twister did not touch th jround. Two tornado funnels were sighl ed near Winnie in the Houstot area. Only one touched groun >ut no damages or injuries wer eported. Small size hail fell i he western part of Houston. of his engines in an effort to hal the hurtling aircraft. But the lane was moving too fast, the fitnesses said. Officials checked these reports nd other data as they sought th ause of the disaster. One of the'two young air hos- esses said everything had hap pened so quickly she hardly ha( ime to realize she was involved n a disaster. Pretty Francoise Authie said in a hospital where she was taken or treatment and observation 'We didn't have time to know what was going on. It was so fast o sudden. I didn't have time what was going on." Miss Authie, with her co-work er, Jacqueline Gillet, were take o a military hospital not far from the airport. Tragedy struck shortly before p.m. as the big jet headed for th ong Atlantic crossing in clear sunny weather. Its four jet engines plumed, an it swiftly gathered speed as i waded down the runway at Orl Airfield lor takeoff. A French gendarme watching hurtle down the runway said tha Ihe plane apparently ran int Session Clears Objections To British 'Market' Entry [rouble just as it hit flight speed It lifted off the ground only few feet, then pancaked bac jain, smashing airport marke lights. Pieces of the craft began I drop from it as it thunderec through a fence at the end of th runway and roared on toward th village of Villeneuve le Ro flames beginning to spout from i forward end. It plunged through a fene veered to the left and the rammed into a rolling, woodec slope where it burst into flame vith a dull roar. In seconds it was a towerin mass of flame, the heat so i tense that green trees smoked an burned. Startled residents of Villeneu le Roi heard the dull boom of th plosion as the fuel tanks went Some huddled tearfully in eir gray stone houses, aware, at tragedy had occurred and too earful to go out. The Air France charter plane, .inning wild and yawing as pped through fences and gouged to the hill, had just missed the nail concentration of houses a lort distance from the runway's nd. One elderly resident, Mrs." obert Metternich. was in the tchen having lunch with her bus- See CRASH, Pg. Z-A, Col. 9 .ily Stunned} Jy Reports 01 Tragedy ATLANTA city was umbed by grief Sunday over the rash in Paris of an Air France etliner that killed 121 most'of them residents of Atlanta. More than 100 Atlantians, f them prominent in the cultural nd business life of the city, were cilled in the' worst single plane aif, isaster in aviation history, News of the tragedy broke over he city during the Sunday morn- ng church hour and many churches held special services, of- ering prayers for the victims and heir families. Prominence of the victims and he fact that the crash kified both msband and wife in many in- tances, added to the shock to rel- atives, friends and acquaintances. One family lost six of its mem- iers. The Georgians left Atlanta May; in a gay mood on a tour of European art centers arranged by members of the Atlanta Art Assp-- ciation. The crash took the lives of Del: Paige, president of the :ion, Mrs. Paige, and severaiG members of the board of trustees. Mayor Ivan Allen arranged to', fly to Paris Sunday night to lend any assistance possible in the aft- ermath of the tragedy. Allen SUB-" gested that a citywide memorial. service be held to give residents an opportunity to pa? iribute to the victims and express; civic grief. i Gov. Ernest Vandiver the sorrow felt throughout the state over the loss of so matty. of iU cultural and business lead! ers. Vandiver extended deepest syrri. pathy to the many families afi fected, saying "along with aft Georgians we invoke the comfort of the Divine Providence upon them in this dayk hour." Some of the crash victims members of the First Presbyteri- an Church. It's minister, Harry Fifield, learned of tht crash a few minutes before thf 11 a.m. service began. PARIS Charles de Gaulle and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan ended their talks Sunday on Britain's bid to enter the Common Market, with some of France's objections ap- parently cleared away. Personal friends since the cloudy days of World War II, they put a new emphasis on French-British comradeship in two days of private talks that ended late Sunday afternoon. A joint communique stressed the "community of interests" link- ing France and Britain in world and European affairs. It said that this factor must pervade negotia- tions for Britain's membership in French officials said the talks apparently removed, so far as France is concerned, many of the hurdles to agreement between the six continental states and Britain British membership in the flourishing Common Market. British sources confirmed this view and expressed satisfaction at the reaffirmation of the long- standing community of interest, between the two countries. Negotiations for Britain's mem- bership in the Common Market began earlier this year in Brus- sels. Many at tha difficulties in the negotiations have originated in Paris. "After comparing views problems of the modern they (De Gaulle and Macmi confirmed their agreement on community of interests beta France and the United Kingdoffii They expressed the intention this spirit would animate them it the consideration of the problems with which thuy have tt deal. It was in this iptnt they embarked upon and Mtttf to continue the negotiation proceeding in Brussels." The two statesmen afrwd. Mi- cording to official jourtet, OB need for a Western European ft litlcal union which would hm Itt ting scned- see on Dollar Day Bargains Toaa   

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