Abilene Reporter News, June 9, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS svnva YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT NO. 357 ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY NTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS ROOF WENT THAT-A-WAY Part of the roof of the Primitive Baptist Church in north Roby on the Rotan highway took off with the wind that tore through the town Thursday night to cause considerable damage to buildings and trees. Up to eight inches of rain fell during the stoira. (Staff photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) AbileneAreaGetsRespite From Damaging Storms For the first time in a week the Abilene area Friday was granted relief fiom nightly damaging storms. The area, however, had been in- cluded in a Weather Bureau wind and hail aleit until 9pm Fii day The aleit was for a 120-mile wide section between Midland and Ardmore, Okla. No repoits of weather damage in the Abilene area had reached the Reporter-News by midnight, although rain and, .hail spotted outlying areas. The only tornado report came from Colorado City, wheie a city policeman sighted a funnel m clouds 5 miles southwest of Colo- rado City. It leportedly touched the grouncV in open country five miles southeast of Colorado City and moved southeastward. Mid-afternoon Friday the As- sociated Press reported develop- ment of a large thunderstorm with hail between Throckmorton, Olney and. Breckenridge. Breck- enridge, however, reportedly only a light rainfall for the day. Telephone communication was interrupted at Sylvester Thursday night when 1.80 inches of rain fell and high winds, possibly from the Rotan Roby storm, roared through. By Friday afternoon the Clear Fork of the Brazos River was on the rise at Sylvester. The: only rain reports reaching the Reporter-News Friday night were from Breckenridge, East- land, Colorado City and Sylves- ter. A light sprinkle fell in Abi- lene about noon. The Thursday night storm pour- ed'more moisture on Abilene than received all during the month of May. Through May 31, the city had received 4.23 inches of rain- fall. Since June 1, 4.06 inches have fallen here with 2.10 falling Thursday night. The overnight moisture.boosted Abilene's rainfall to 8.29 so far this year, which is close to normal for the period. Thunderstorms, some packed with hail and high winds slammed large areas of Texas Friday night, the fifth night in a row for many sections. Friday's turbulence followed heavy crop Josses in the Panhandle-Plains country Thurs- day night. The weather bureau issued re- peated severe weather forecasts Friday for big slices of the state but mentioned no tornadoes or threat of tornadoes. What was described as a "ter- rific rainstorm" slapped the Min- eral Wells area about midafter noon. There was an intense elec- trical display but very little hail or wind accompanied the storm. Moderate showers fell from 20 miles south of Denison to. about 15 miles north of Fort Worth after 5 p.m. The same sort of showers also fell from 20 miles soulh of Dallas to 10 miles east of Hills- boro about the same time. Each zone of showers was about 20 miles wide. Moderate to strong thunder- storms raked scattered sections of Stephens, Palo Pinto, Parker and Hood Counties and moved into Dallas and Tarrant Counties later in the day. Other thunderstorms hit along the Red River north of Paris and in an area north of Green- ville. Light showers fell at Dal- ,as and eastward and at Waxa- ichie and Hillsboro. The previous night's bad weath- er continued into the morning. Vemon leported light hail, heavy rains and high winds as late as 9 p.m. Willaid L. Wilton, driving a pickup track, was killed when his vehicle collided with a cattle truck in a heavy rainstorm near Tyler. Tornadoes struck: Thursday night 11 miles southeast of Silver- ton, southeast of Lubbock and near Snyder Near SUverton, an uninhabited two-room house and several smaller buildings disappeared in Sec WEATHER, Pg. 4-A, Col. 5 Ted ivennedy Given _ Demo Endorsement 'V STUNG BY ESCAPES Reds Threaten Action in Berlin By STANLEY JOHNSON MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union, apparently stung by con- tinued spectacular escapes ol East Germans from Communist East Berlin, threatened Friday to step directly into the explosive Berlin situation. The Russians accused the West- irn powers of provoking incidents along the Berlin wall and declared :hey will not permit West Berlin :o continue as a base for what ley called revenge seekeis and militarists. The statement strongest the Russians.have made recently on Berlin was contained in notes .0 the United States, Britain and France. The statement picked out number of .incidents along the East-West Berlin border without mentioning that most of the .rouble involved East German guards firing on escaping refu- ses. The notes were delivered after Premier Khrushchev conferred Thursday with East German Com- munist leader Walter Ulbricht. Western diplomats here said the notes cleaily implied the Soviet Union might bolster East German 'orces in the Berlin area with its own troops. They said .this was not so much matter of tactical necessity as confronting the Western pow- 'ers.with the threat of a direct conflict with the Soviet Union in- stead of East Germany. The Soviet note to Britain, re- leased by the Tass news agency, declared in reference to the bor- der incidents: "It is absolutely ob- vious that such actions could not have taken place at all if the British and other occupation or- gans in West Berlin did not en- courage the provocators. 'The Soviet it added, "will not be an indifferent onlooker and in case of need will See BERLIN, Pg. 4-A, Col. 6 WHERE IT RAINED Friday ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year 14B6 Minter Ln. 3501 Old Anson Rd. 426 Poplar 430 Kirkwood ___ 522 Grape 1025 Cedar 582 EN 23rd St. 742 Sandefer 4825 Stale 942 Fannin 1041 Jefferson 682 EN 15th St. 1026 Cedar DYESS AFB ALBANY ANSON AVOCA BALLINGER 2-Day Total 2.10 8.29 9.91 2.45 2.70 2.30 2.10 2.50 2.50 3.57 3.25 2.10 2.60 1.72 3.10 2.50 2.07 1.14 2.35 1.30 .25 BLACKWELL BRECKENRIDGE BUFFALO GAP CHAMPION 3SCO CLYDE COLEMAN COLORADO CITY EASTLAND F1SK FLUVANNA GOREE HAMLIN HAWLEY BIG BLOW The force of the strong wi nd that blew through Roby Thursday night is proven by this damaged sign at the Blue Haven Motel on Highway 180 west of Roby. The big sleel pipe was bent and twisted In the big blow. (Staff pho- to ty Htnry Wolff Jr.) .18 .07 02 3.00! 2.901 .SOJ 1.701 3.151 .38 1.37 5.50 .60 1 80 1.70 INADALE 1.50 LAWN LUEDERS MERKEL MOHAN. M.UNDAY OVALO PUTNAM RISING STAR ROCHESTER ROCK WOOD ROSCOE RULE SNYDER STAMFORD SWEETWATER Lake Sweetwater SYLVESTER TRENT TUSCOLA WYL1E .70 2.00 2.00 1.10 67 .35 1.40 1.00 .90 .80 1.68 .50 1.60 1.30 3.20 1.60 1 2.30 1.70 2.50 WEATHER (Weather Map, Face 10-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 illcs) Partly cloudy and continued 'arm through Sunday. Scattered, after- noon and night time fhuiidershowcrs. High near 90 Saturday and low of 65. Sunday nigh of 90 to 95 Sunday Isolated afternoon and evening thundershowers. High Saturday 82 to .92, NORTHWEST 1EXAS Cloudy Satnr- day and Sunday. Scattered evening thun- derstorms. High Saturday 78 northwest to 94 extreme south. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Cloudy Satur- day and Sunday with scattered thunder- Few thunderstorms 'north por- ,ion High in (he 90s, TEMPEBATUBES FrI. am. Frl. p n 66 75 66 ......79 6G 82 65 84 G3 .........84 63 b 00 82 70 75 _. 75 74 78 77 .1 77 12 00 High and low for 24-hours ending S .m.: 85 and 62. High and low same date last year: 90 and Sunset last nifiht: sunrise today; sunsel tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.01. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 78 per cent. Balloting Won By Big Margin By CORNELIUS P. HURLEY SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (API- Edward M (Ted) Kennedy, broth- er of the President, early Sato day won endorsement of the Massachusetts Democratic con- vention for U S. senator, His rival, Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Edward, J. McCormack Jr., conceded the nomination at about the halfway point in the balloting when Kennedy was heading for a runaway victory. As McCormack came to the platform, 24 districts had. been polled and Kennedy had 691 votes to 360 for McCormack. McCormack had carried only two districts, neither by much margin. It was a.m., when McCor- mack Was presented by the con- City Planning Drive To Collect Delinquent Taxes By BILL McADA Reporter-News Staff Writer Abilene's city legal departmem is organizing a major push to col- lect almost m debnquen city and school taxes, The Report er. News learned Friday after ioon. Indications are that much of the emphasis ot the drive will .be aimed at the collection of hun- dreds of delinquent automobile tax accounts which have mush roomed in value to more than However, real and personal prop- erty tax accounts will not go un- attended, a high city official said. These two categories of taxation low have a delinquency total amounting to more than Tax Assessor Collector Glenn Smith said collection of the total delinquency also may mean up- ward to in additional rev- enue from penalties and interest. He emphasized this is only a rough estimate. "The numbers on my automobile speedometer might be as he said. Representatives of the City Tax Department declined to comment on their plans to push the drive. "As you know, we do not discuss publicly any pending legal cas- Atty. David Smith said. Though they would divulge no specific information, it is known tat a number of legal papers nave been filed in pending law- suits. The papers can bring the first move toward summary judg- ment in the alleged delinquencies. These legal papers, called a re- quest for admission, are being filed in a number of delinquent automobile tax cases. Some of the cases have been on file in justice courts and Taylor County Courl- at-Law for four or more years. Requests for admission give the defendant 10 days to answer al legations in the city's lawsuit. If no answer is forthcoming by the deadline, the city's attorneys will ask tile court for summary judg- ment. An undetermined number of the papers were filed with pending Taylor Court at Law cases Friday by attorney Smith. He de- clined to reveal the exact number filed Friday or how many more may be filed in the future. No current count of the number of automobile suits pending is available, but only a few months ago a city lawyer estimated the number to be between 400 and 600. Though no comment was given, it is likely that a number of de- linquencies equal to this or great- yt may be ready for filing. City Manager Robert M. Tinst- man said the push is being organ- Commission Bans Salt Water Pits Reporter-News Austin Bureau AUSTIN Oil operators in the Sharon Ridge and North Coleman Ranch fields of Scurry and Mitch- ell counties were oidercd Friday by the Railioad Commission to eliminate the use of open uiilined salt watci disposal pits by Dec. 7. The action came after the Col- orado River Municipal Water District asked for a "no-pit or- der" to slop oilfield pollution of the Colorado watershed In the area where it plans to build a new reservoir as soon as salt pollu- tion is eliminated. In giving oilmen six months In which lo wind up the use of open pits, the commission said opern- tors should i "conduct programs necessary to assure al of water produced Incident to the production of oil and gns so that no wntcr will be placed In surface pits that would allow mi- gration it water Into the Chief Engineer Arthur Barbeck, relaying to oilmen the. commission decision, added that "operation should be started immediately so that further seepage into the sub- soil will be 'minimized." The water district nlso had ask- ed the commission to require the plugging of two abandoned oil wells which were not plugged pro- perly. On this point, the commis- sion advised the water district (o 'lie civil suits against owners of the wells under Article 6005. Bar- beck said, the commission feels this law provide? a method by which the courts chn place respon- sibility for' plugging the wells, The abandoned wells were the Ordovlclan Oil Co. No. 1 T. Ster- ling and (He T, 0. Oil Corp. No. 1 First National Bank both In Block 97, HftTC Survey, The commissions formal order will be isjutti later. ized to combat a "snowballing" effect of tax delinquencies devel- oping in recent years. He_ has in- dicated concern because delin- quencies aie being added each year at than collec- lion. He said he and other members of the administrative staff now are compiling a report for the city commission which outlines the results of a comprehensive re- view of the situation and recom- mended corrective measures. He said he hopes to have the report in the hands of commis- sioners "within a week or two." Tinstman said top city execu- tives "have agreed unanimously that there is no reason why we shouldn't collect as high as 98 or See TAXES, Pg. 4-A, Col. 3 GRAND JURY PROBE Billie Sol Estes To Get Subpoena FRANKLIN, Tex. (AP) -Dist Atty. Bryan Russ said Friday a subpoena has been issued for Bil- ie Sol Estes to appear Wednesday before the Robertson County grand jury looking into last year's death of Henry Marshall. Russ said Estes has been sub- poenaed to appear at 10 a. m. Wednesday. The grand jury, looking into ast year's mysterious death of Marshall, was scheduled to go into session Thursday, but this will be set up to Wednesday. "I feel his testimony will be most Russ said. Russ said he had been informed of the disagree m en t between Atty. Gen. Will Wilson and Dist. Judge John Barren over the role Marshall played in the investiga- ,ion of-Estes' cotton allotment dealings. "I think there is no doubt now .hat .an appearance by Estes will essential to the grand Huss said.' The grand jury went into session ;hree weeks .ago. wit is attempting to decide whether Marshall com- mitted stiicide as originally ruled, or Marshall, chief >o( production adjustments. for the Agriculture Stabillzat i b n and Conservation MEWS INDEX SECTION A 2 t 'Oil MW............... 11 Qvli U SICTION 2 Church MWI............2 mm 3 ...'.........4, 3 Utttrlfli TV Sctvt............., f htt< 11 19 Related stories, Pg. 7-A Committee was found dead in his ranch near Franklin June i, 1961. An autopsy of his exhumed body wo weeks ago showed he was hot five times with a .22 caliber bolt action rifle, suffered a blow m the head, and inhaled a near atal dose of carbon monoxide gas. vention chairman, Sen. John F.< Powers. t McCormack was cheered and after a minute of the applauMj he asked: "With this enthusiam, how M I lose'" j; "I will now take my case to he said. That means McCormack enter the September against Kennedy. "I want to thank all those had tne courage to stand up be counted in my he When McCormack withdrew the? hall was crowded with Many had left their seats earlieR1 to seek cooler air outside the! crowded building. t The voting was slowed by sev4 eral districts demanding a poll the delegates. The Cape and Plymouth District' which includes Hyannis PorC summer home of the gave Kennedy 39 to 6 for mack. A toss of a coin decided that Kennedy's name would go before' the convention lirst. Rep. Edward P. Boland, Br Mass, nominated Kennedy M man who "does not have to run' on his name or on the plishment of his family, brilliant1 and lustrous as they may he." Boland said in his prepared t marks the nomination ''shouM not be given as a.reward for services should be given to the man who can best' perform the work that must be done." A chorus of boos and jeers broke out when Boland resichea' that point in his speech. As he went on, there were more boos but also some from Kennedy supporters who waved signs in the gallery, The delegate seats for the firit time since the convention opened Thursday all were filled. After Boland finished, Kennedy supporters set up a round of ap- plause and cheers but, to specta- tors at least, as many delegates remained in their seats, showing no.reaction. Boland went on with his speech after the noisy reaction to his marks about "the man who can best perform the work.. "They say if we nominate my J candidate we will be creating, jt Boland said. "I say, that we should not reject the taH ents of this family. 'A family that is dedicated to the public service, that is ab- solutely honest, that wants noth- ing from the public but the chanqt to you call that a dya- arty, then I say we could more of them here in Massachu- setts McCormack's name was placed in nomination by Salvatore Cameho, veteran official t the Rubber Workers Union. your Sunday reading pleasure in Take A Trip with Us to Snyder While Scurry's county seat isn't in the news as it, was in its boom days, Snyder hasn't dried up, is still a hustling, growing little city. Staff Writer Norman Fisher takes us on a tour of Snyder today in Sunday's Reporter-News. A Study of Hubbard Creek Lake Salt Joe Pouns examines'the salt pollution report on Hubbard Creek Lake o story whfcH vitally concerns much of this area. It's must reading Sunday. Brides, Regular Features, Latest ;

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