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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 1M9 OT Moaww 81ST YEAR, NO. 354 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, j PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE ONE The day varied considerably with locale, but in one town on the homefront, this one, here is the way it was 18 years ago this moi fling Reading the old papers you can see that everyone knew it was about to happen and when it did it would signal the last real start toward the finish of the war. Three days before there had been a false alarm. A young British teletype operator named Joan Ellis had been practicing on an Associated Press machine in London and had pecked out the words. The machine she thought was dis- connected wasn't and the world was excited for two minutes un- til AP could correct the error. Everyone knew it was com- ing soon. And nearly everyone had a personal stake in it, Rome had just been liberated, and West Texas had a part in that. Now the Allies were massed and poised in England and West Texans were a part of that, too. The questions were: Exactly where would the invasion of Western Europe start? Exactly when? At what cost? Just .before midnight, as June 5 ran out, Hitler announced an Allied invasion attempt. That might be true. The night staff of this newspaper and others over the land stood by to see. About the AP gave notice an important announcement was upcoming. Then (he AP machine fell si- lent for six minutes. At a.m. the AP hells be- gan ringing and out came the words: "FLASH London senhower Headquarters An- nounces Allies Land in France." The (own fathers had made pians.ifpr informing the people if b-Day came as they slept. A list of persons to help had been left at the telephone office. The Reporter-News got the word first. The phone company was notified to alert the force which would ake the town. Re- porters and editors were called back to the office. Work began immediately on an extra edi- tion. The "demonstrators" gath- ered and selected as time to announce D-Day. At the noise burst. Fire trucks were rolled out in front of stations and their sirens turned on. Booster trucks took to the north south streets, screaming the alarm. Police cars took to the east west streets, sirens blaring. Every plant that had a whistle began whistling.The radio station went back on the air. Newsboys be- gan crying out the extra. For 11 minutes the fire sirens wailed, for longer the police si- rens blew and the town was fully awake nnd knew that D-Day was started. By prearrangement t li e churches were to open at dawn if invasion news came during a night. By silent agreement people by the hundreds revised the plans. They decided not to wait. As the shrill sounds of sirens began to die, gentler sounds were heard about the town. The Presbyterian chimes be- gan to ring. Church bells tolled. From the tiny sanctuary where worshiped the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest there came singing, the stirring music of "Onward, Christian Soldiers." They would gather .'atci in the day at First Baptist for a formal service and they would listen as President Roosevelt led the na- tion in prayer via radio. But before that, before dawn, singly and by families, hundreds made their way quietly to dark or dim- ly lit churches to start the day With prayer for the safety of the men on the Normandy beaches. Then the people breakfasted and went to work. Nearly every- one was early to work Ihnt day. They hnd been up since NEWS INDEX BALLOTS IN PRIMARY Richard Nixon, who took an early lead in Califor- nia's Republican primary election Tuesda y( is shown here with his wife, Pat, as they marked their ballots Tuesday in Los Angeles. (AP Wirephoto) Nixon Takes Early Lead In California Primary By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS Richard M. Nixon, striving to hil the comeback trail, led a right-wing challenger Tuesday night in the contest for the Re- publican nomination for California governor. But the returns were as yet fragmentary. They were from 430 out of 31.212 precincts and gave the former vice president votes to for Assemblyman Joseph C., Shell. A continent away, the Connecti- cut Republican convention sharply divided over the nomina- tion for governor. After five bal- lots John Alsop, insurance execu- tive, led but lacked the majority necessary for victory. Alter settling that tight the Nut meg State GOP delegates were to ackle the task of nominating candidate for U.S. senator. Down in Mississippi, Rep. Jamie Whitten, conservative foe ol Kennedy administration, swamped Kep. Frank Smith in a ight for the congressional seat rom their newly combined dis- rict. As Whittcn took a 2-1 lead, lis opponent admitted defeat. On the Democratic ballot for California governor, the incum- icnt Edmund G. (Pat) Brown had 'lily token opposition from three 'irtual unknowns. U.S. Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel of California took a commanding ead over two conservative op- Miicnls in his bid for renomina- .ion. Returns from 291 precincts ;ave Kuchel to for jnytl Wright and 27 for Howard Jarvis. An organized conservative move- ment within the California GOP lad sought to unseat Republican Senator Kuchel as "too liberal." In South Dakota, Sen. Francis )ase (R) was running away ahead of a primary opponent in a bid to return to Congress for a hird six-year term. Case's margin was more than 5-1 over Stale Ally. Gen. A. C. Miller, with more than a quarter of the precincts i out close to the 65 per cent pre primary election pointed to a Tabuial0rs looked AT ANSON SECTION A SMrtl t, 7 Oil newt............... UHcrtoli.............. TO AmvMiMnH II SICTION I Cemkt................ 2 Wemtn'i IMWI.......... 3 OkkMriei 7 leu...........7 TV tttm newt, counted. Early voting I dieted in the California wero by an state officials. There 'stimated four million Death Probe Is Continued FRANKLIN agents and state and local officers ques- tioned possible hitchhikers in Franklin Tuesday seeking more information about the cloudy case of Henry H. Marshall, killed with five shots from a bolt-action rifle. Marshall died a year ago but his case was reopened when it was found he was investigating Billie Sol Estes, the Pecos finan- cial giant whose empire collapsed last March. Marshall was a federal agricul- ture official charged with inves- tigating possible crop acreage control violations. His death first was ruled suicide. Officers said they were seek- ing to trace Marshall's move- ments the day he dieri. They said they had no indication that a hitchhiker .was involved in the shooting. Officers also said it has been definitely established that Mar- shall Texas Ranger 0. L. Luth- er said Iwo Franklin part-time workers, believed to have hitch- hiked from nearby Hearne to Franklin on the day Marshall was shot, had been questioned but were ruled out as suspects. Luther said it had been ve- portcd that Marshall gave a hitchhiker a ride from Hearne to Franklin on the day of his death. A Negro woman, Mrs. Martha Woods, told the probing officers today, however, that she saw Marshall en route to his farm about 8 a.m. that morning and that lie appeared to be alone. for a slow count because of extra- Jouhaud Asks End of Terror .ft- DEFENSE FUNDS Senators Override Kennedy Requests WASHINGTON keep the Air Force and Navy subcommittee, bucking the admin-i Reserves at current ceilings. istration's desires, has secretly voted all the money the Air Fprce asked to develop its super-recon- naissance funds to head off a cutback in the reserves. It was informed sources that the Senate learned Tuesday from Military Appropriations subcom- mittee has added over a quarter billion dollars to the de- fense money bill. Sen. A. Willis Robertson, D-Va., acting chairman of the group, re- fused to tell newsmen about the decisions until the Appropriations Committee meets on Friday. The committee usually goes along with the subcommittee's recommenda- tions. From other sources, it was learned that the subcommittee wrote in the full million asked by Gen. Curtis E. Lemay, Air Force chief of staff, for develop- The informants said the Senate subcommittee softened two provi- sions written into the bill over ad- ministration objections. One would have channeled into private shipyards not less than 35 per cent of the Navy ship repair and conversion work. The senator decided to let the President vary the percentage if a need arose. Another provision changed was a House limit of 15 per cent on the overhead cost of any research and development grants or con tracts to colleges and universities The House had cut million from the fund on the basis of this. The senators restored the money. WEATHER V. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHEE BUREAU (Weitber Face 12-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radiui miles) Partly cloudy and warm Wed ncsday through Thursday. Wednesday high of 95. Low Wednesday between 65 ind 70, Slight possibility of scattered .hundershowera late Wednesday afternoon and night. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Cloudy and warm Wednesday and Thursday, Scattered thunderstorms Wednesday northwest. High Wednesday 86-96, NORTHWEST TEXAS Cloudy Wed- nesday and Thursday. Scattered thunder- northwest. High Wednesday 66-96, SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Cloudy and warm Wednesday and Thursday. Few showers north Thursday. High Wed- nesday 87-97. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Cloudy Wed- nesday and Thursday. Scattered thunder- storms west Wednesday and 'east Thurs- day. High Wednesday B7. TEMPERATURES 73 71 70 84 73 High" and Tow for 24-hours ending 9 p.m.: 94 and 66. High and low same dale last year: Sunset last niaht: sunrise today sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: Humidity at 9 p.m.: 54 per long ballots. ing the mile-an-hour RS70 asj Primary elections also full-fledged weapon, held in Idaho, South Dakota, Mon-l President Kennedy asked only Tornado Spotted Near Aspermont Murder Case Goes to Jury By WILBKRT WIGGS Reporter-News Staff Writer ANSON Jurors Tuesday night aegan deliberating the verdict in the murder case against Mrs. Eillie Barlow Young of Abilene in 104th District Court here. The jury returned to the court- room after 35 minutes of delibera- tion to pose a question. The question was: "If we give 5 years suspended, what would be the action of the court if she vio- lated this suspension." District Judge Owen Thomas conferred with attorneys in the case before Advising the jury that they would have to he guided by the charge. The charge snys the jury must jury to hcd at p.m. The jury is lo resume deliberation at 9-.15 a.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Young, attractive mother ol two daughters, is charged with murdering Price Allen (Buddy) Boycc, 37, also of Abilene, at a Fort Phantom Hill Lake trailer Oct. 21, 1961. She was one of 16 witnesses tes- tifying Tuesday as the full case was presented before Judge Tho mas. District Attorney Tom. Todd called 12 witnesses, including the parents and two sisters of Boyce Three of these witnesses were re called en rebuttal. The defendant and six others were called in the defense case by Davis nnd Frank .Scarborough, torncys for Mri. Young. Triftl of the case began late find Mrs. Young guilty. The prin cipal question it is lo decide is whether she will be granted a suspended ccntcnce. Judge Owen Thomas put the VERDICT, Pg. CM. tana and Mississippi. Connecticut's Republican convention in Hartford featured a six-way contest for the right to carry the partys' banner in the governorship race this fall. John Alsop, former insurance company president, and Edwin H. May Jr., -former state Republican chairman, were regarded as the leading contenders, but a majority of the 660 delegates was needed to win the nomination. If a loser polled 20 per cent he could demand a primary. Former Gov. John Lodge appeared to be the favorite in a contest, for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Prescott Bush, who has announced he is million to continue development of prototypes of the reconnaissance-strike plane. The House raised this to million when it passed the bill. The subcommittee went along with the House in adding million to prevent planned cuts in the Army Reserve and National Guard. But the senators also tacked on an extra weather in the Abilene area continued Tuesday night with the spotting of a tornado funnel south of Aspermont. At the same time citizens were calling the sheriff's office in Aspermont to warn of the funnel, Stonewall County Sheriff Charles Gibson had his car blown off the For Estc AUSTIN certified public accountant who did financial audits for Billie Sol Estes lost his license Tuesday for two years. The Texas Board of Public Accountancy suspended the license of Winfred Paul Jackson of Lubbock. He was before a board hearing Monday. The suspension order said Jackson accepted a balance sheet prepared by Estes without auditing the West Texas financier's records. The balance sheet was used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the basis for maintaining Estes' grain storage bond at instead of increasing it to million. "The board finds from the testimony of.. .Jackson js Case Wednesday. The jury is studying the mysterious shooting of Henry Marshall a year ago. Marshall was investigating Estes' cotton allotment deals whereby Estes grew considerably more cotlon than normally permitted under federal acreage controls. Marshall's death first was listed as suicide. He was shot five times with a .22-caliber rifle. Board attorney F. L. Kuyken-dall said Estes sent the audit and balance sheet to the Department of Agriculture "not so much to secure a lower liability bond for his grain storage warehouses, hut for the purpose of keeping anyone off his neck." Senate Estes Probe Opens On June 27 By NED CURRAN Reporter-News Capital Bureau WASHINGTON, D.C. Kleig-ighted hearings on the much learalded Senate investigation of Billie Sol Estes will definitely begin June 27, it was learned Tuesday. A top source on the subcomit-ec headed by Sen. John L. llellan (D.-Ark.) Would not esti- (hat made no tests of the ac- mate how long the hearings ast or how many witnesses will' nppear during the full dress air- ng which figures to occupy an lense spotlight. A House Government Opera- .ions Subcommittee has already icgun Estes hearings which will resume Thursday after several days intermission, but the Mc- :iellan hearings are expected to range wider and deeper into the affair. The Senate subcommittee, with a larger staff, more experience and more money, has been prob- ing Estes' tangled grain storage, fertilizer and cotton allotment ac- for several months and has reportedly amassed a bulky file on the case. The, subcommittee source inti- rnatecf "there may be more smoke than fire" in the case, indicating it inay not reach as high into government or spread as fur afield as published reports have suggested. The source didn't discount the fact that official laxity and wrong- doing will be revealed as the hearings unfold. Before the Estes hearings start, the McClcllan subcommittee will conduct hearings into almost as bizarre a case involving purport' ed prostitution, corruption and misconrtuct in the American Guild of Variety Artists the night club and vaudeville performers' union, The AGVA hearings begin June a. ng the suspension order said, "but to the contrary, ie accepted the balance sheet as prepared by Billie Sol Estes and furnished to him and re- wrote .said balance sheets so furnished to him upon paper tvhich carried the name of Jack- son and Rodgers, certified pub- lic accountants." The order said Jackson was 'guilty of violating some of the rules of professional conduct." Meanwhile, a grand jury a Franklin was in recess until counting records or other audit- East Germans Kill Escapee in River BERLIN German po- lice shot and killed a man trying lo swim Tuesday to West Berlin across the Spree River in the heart of the city, West police re- ported. The shooting occbred near the old German Reichstag building on the West Berlin banks of the river. A West Berlin customs police- man watched the Incident. Since at that point the entire-Spree Uiver is in East Berlin, shoot- ing occurred in Communist ter- ritory. West police rushed to the scene but came too to help the refugee. Swenson-Guthrie highway north o Aspermont by high winds.- Neithe he nor the car was injured." Gibson sounded his siren abou p.m. as a warning to As permont residents after wim whipped his car. Rain and ligh hail accompanied the wind and hail was also reported around Swenson. The line that moved in brough rain to Anson and rain and ligh hail to Roby and Albany. Hamlin reported .22 inches and Goree re- ceived .40. The only moisture re corded in Abilene was a trace o rain shortly before 5 p.m. though the Weather Bureau re ported a young caller clalmec that light hail had fallen in Impac Tuesday night. The Abilene Weather Bui-eai Tuesday night asked the Depart ment of Public Safety to wan Lueders residents of the possibi ity of a hook forming in tha area, but there was no report o sighting one there. Tornadoes slashed through dar Texas skies Tuesday night cause damage in the Vernon are of Northwest Texas and frighte residents of other areas. Ther were no injuries. Great sections of the state were under severe weather alert as the gigantic funnels made their passes. Signs were ripped to pieces and See STORMS, Pg. 2-A, Col. 4 Bid Issued From Prison Death Cell PARIS (AP) The condemned o. 2 chief of the European Secret Umy Organization pleaded from is death cell Tuesday night (of an end to the murderous sm carried on in Algeria by vemists opposing Algerian jendence. In an ironic climactic move Urn end by directives from two ated prison cells occupied by dls-, graced generals. While ex-Gen. Edmond Jouhaud initiated the move thaf could save him from French troops combed the western Algerian seaport of Mos-_- aganem for the secret army'a ield leaders and Jouhaud, whose fate rests in the hands of President Charles Gaulle, addressed his appeal to the imprisoned secret army er, former Gen. Raoul Salan. t; Jouhaud urged Salan to sign and- issue an order saying: "This is chief (of the secret army) who de- mands this (halt of fighting) of all those who spontaneously placed themselves under his orders. independence is {act practically achieved, a fact .which revolts, us. .which- tofts tttt) bell for our hopes, but which must consider with realism, 'The blind attacks against .the Moslems must cease." The text of Jouhautfs appeal was announced by a spokesman for French Premier Georges Pom- pidou. The announcement said the appeal was given by Jouhaud to the director of Fresnes Prison for delivery to Salan. There was no immediate word, on whether Salan would endorse what his onetime deputy was ask- ing. Nor was there any word from the Elysee Palace on President de Gaulle's attitude. The fate ot Jou- haud was still in De Gaulle'i: hands. Salan, under life sentence, is be- lieved to be in another cell of the same prison at Fresnes. When a chief sees that battle (to block Algerian independence) is fruitless and that his honor is said the message Jdu- baud wrote, "then comes for him a sorrowful, tragic moment to halt the fighting. "It is important that the secret army action cease as quickly as possible." The secret army, reported seri- ously split over whether to con- tinue its terrorist campaign that has taken thousands of Moslem lives, carried its Algiers truce through the sixth day. Agreement on Rail Pay Reached Tuesday Night CHICAGO Railroad man- agement and negotiators for 11 unions representing off- train workers agreed Tuesday night on a new one-year contract providing a wage increase of 10.28 cents an hour. The contract agreement was announced by George E. Lcighty, a spokesman for (he unions. The wage packet stipulates a 4-cent-an-hour wage boost retro- active to Feb. 1 and a 6.28-ccnt- an-hour boost effective May 1. Union representatives met with management negotiators for 30 minutes Tuesday. Then the labor chiefs went into a separate huddle to reach accord on a dispensa- tion of the wage package agree- able to all the unions. The railroad and union agreed in principle Monday to a wage increase of 10.2 cents an hour which had been recommended by a presidential fact-finding board May 3. The 11 unions Involved repre- sent clerks, shop- men and other railroad workers not employed in train op- eration. current wi T among nonoperating personnel averages around an hour. The railroads agreed to go along with the presidential board's recommendations despite manage- ment assertions that the increase, is inflationary and would boost the carriers' costs million an- nually. Pilot Critically Hurt in Crash PANHANDLE pilot is in critical condition after he crash-landed in a pasture of here Tuesday when he ran out of gas. Austin G. Welzter of Merced, Calif., was taken by ambulance to St. Anthony's Hospital In rlllo, and Federal Aviation Agency officials were on their way to the acene, about half way between rampa and Anwttto to UM bandit. James E. Wolfe, chief manage- ment negotiator, said freight rate increases may have to be con- sidered by some railroads to the increased labor cost. The presidential board's mcndation of an increase of 10J. cents an hour represents a com- promise of the for a 25-cent-an-hour boost and the railroads' request for lions in some pay and no change in others. Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg in Washington nailed the acceptance in principle by both sides of the board's reconv mendalions as a satisfactory lutioo of the dispute to tbe interest. MtwrebUe, nogotiattew sumed tbt brotherHoodi to m eftrt fc out