Abilene Reporter News, June 9, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

June 09, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1962, Abilene, Texas s 5 v XCJ P Li- .d i tfWMili'l'flilKt.d 81ST YEAR, NO. 357 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETG ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 9, V-CTLY AS IT 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 tbwn Thursday night to cause considerable damage to buildings and trees. Up to eight inches of rain fell during the storm. (Staff photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) Abilene AreaGetsRespite From Damaging Storms For the first time in a week the fall. Since June 1, 4.06 inches Abilene area Friday was granted [have fallen here with 2.10 falling nightly damaging Thursday night. The overnight moisture boosted Abilene's rainfall to 8.29 so far this year, which is close to normal for the period. relief from storms. The area, however, had been in- cluded in a Weather Bureau wind and hail alert until 9 p.m. Fri- day. The alert was for a 120-mile wide section between Midland and wjti, hail and high winds Ardmore, Okla. j slammed large areas of. Texas No reports of weather night, the fifth night in in the Abilene area had reached a row for many sections. The previous night's bad weath- er continued into the morning. Ve'rnon reported light hail, heavy rains and high winds as late as 9 p.m. Willard L. Wilton, driving a pickup truck, was killed when his the Reporter-News by midnight, Thunderstorms, some packed vehicle collided with a cattle I.--., truck in a heavy rainstorm near Tyler. Tornadoes struck Thursday night 11 miles southeast of Silver- Friday's turbulence followed "ou'fly The only tornado report came from Colorado City, where a city policeman sighted a funnel in southwest of Colo- rado Cltyi It reportedly touched the ground in-open country five' miles southeast of Colorado City and moved southeastward. Mid-afternoon Friday the As- ...spotted, heavy-xrop lo vin Ipanhandle-Plains country Thurs day night. The weather bureau issued re- 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 ton, and southeast of Lubbock Snyder.. ar Siiverton, an uninhabited two-room house and several smaller buildings disappeared in Ted Kennedy Given Demo En STUNG BY ESCAPES Reds Threaten Action in Berlin By STANLEY JOHNSON jof confronting the Western pow- peated severe wcalher forecasts j Sec WEATHER, Pg. 4-A, Col. 5 Friday for big slices of the state' but mentioned no tornadoes or threat ot tornadoes. What was described as a "ter- rific rainstorm" slapped the Min- eral Wells area about midafter- noon. There was an intense elec- through. By Friday afternoon Clear Fork of the Brazos River mlles 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 south of Dallas to 10 miles east of Mills- boro about the same time. Each zone of showers was about 20 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 (ban received all during the monlh of May. Through May 31, the city had received 4.23 inches of rain- 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 norlh of Paris and in an area north of Green- ville. Light showers fell at Dal- las and eastward and at Waxa- hchie and Hillsboro. MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union, apparently stung by con- tinued spectacular escapes of East Germans from Communist East Berlin, threatened Friday to step directly into the explosive Berlin situation. The Russians accused the West- ern powers ol provoking incidents along the Berlin wall and declared they will not permit West Berlin to continue as a base for what they called revenge-seekers and militarists. The statement strongest the Russians have made recently on Berlin was contained in notes to the United States, Britain and France. The statement picked out a number of incidents along the East-West Berlin border without mentioning that -most of the trouble involved East German guards firing on escaping refu- gees. The notes were delivered after Premier Khrushchev conferred Thursday with East German Com- munist leader Walter Ulbrichl. Western diplomats here said the notes clearly implied the Soviet tThibn might bolster East German forces in the Berlin area with its own troops. They said this was not so much a matter of tactical necessity as ers with the threat of a direct conflict with the Soviet Union in- stead of East Germany. The Soviet note to Britain, re- eased by the Tass news agency, declared in reference to the bor- der incidents: "It is absolutely ob- 'ious that such actions could not lave taken place at all if the British and other occupation or- gans in West Berlin did not en- courage the provocators. "The Soviet it WHERE IT RAINED 2-Day Friday Total ABILENE Municipal Airport 2.10 Total for Year 8.29 Normal for Year 9.91 1466 Minter Ln........... 2.45 3501 Old Anson Rd........ 2.70 Poplar 2.30 430 Kirkwood 2.10 522 Grape 2.50 1026 Cedar ..............2.50 582 EN 23rd St............ 3.57 742 Sandefer ............3.25 4825 State 2.10 942 Fannin ..............2.60 1041 Jefferson 682 EN 15th St............ 1026 Cedar DYESS AFB ALBANY ANSON BLACKWELL BRECKENRIDGE BUFFALO GAP CHAMPION CISCO CLYDE COLEMAN COLORADO CITY EASTLAND FISK FLUVANNA GOREE HAMLIN HAWLEY AVOCA BAI.LINGER 1.72 3.10 2.50 2.07 1.14 2.35 1.30 .18 .82 2.90 1.70 3.15 .36 .38 1.37 .85 5.50 .07 .02 .60 1.80 1.70 1NADALE 1.50 LAWN LUEDERS MERKEL MORAN MUNDAY OVALO PUTNAM RISING STAR ROCHESTER ROCKWOOD ROSCOE .70 2.00 2.00 added, 1 not be an indifferent onlooker and in case of need will See BERLIN, Pg. i-A, Col. 6 WEATHER (Weather Map. Pace 10-A) ABILEN'E AND VICINITY (Radius 40 miles) Partly cloudy and continued through Sunday. Scattered- after- noon and night time timndershowers. HiEb near 90 Saturday and low of 65, Sunday high of 90 to 95. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS. NORTH EAST TEXAS Cloudy Saturday and Sunday. Isolated afternoon and evening thundershowers. High Saturday 82 to 92. NORTHWEST TEXAS Cloudy Satur- day and Sunday. Scattered evening thun- derstorms. High Sa.....- 94 extreme south. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Cloudy Satur- day and Sunday with scattered thunder' showers. Few thunderstorms north por- tion. High Saturday in the 90s. TEMPKKATUKES Fri. am. Fri. p.m. 66 75 66............ 79 66 Balloting Won By Big Margin 82 84 .84 78............ 77 77 High and low (or p.m.: 85 And 62. 24-hours ending 3 Hictt and low same date last year: 90 ind 63. Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.01. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 78 per cent. By CORNELIUS F. HUKLEY SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (API- Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, broth- er of the President, early Satur- day won endorsement of the Massachusetts Democratic con-, vention for U.S. senator. His rival, Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Edward J, McCprmack 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 Stall Writer Abilene's city legal department is organizing a major push to col- lect almost in delinquent city and school taxes, The Report- er News learned Friday after- oon. Indications are that much of the emphasis of the drive will be aimed at the collection of hun- dreds o! 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 now 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 egations in the city's lawsuit. If no answer is iorthcoming by the deadline, the city's attorneys will ask the 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 'iled Friday or how many more may be filed in the future. No current count of the number if 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, t is likely that a number of de- linquencies equal to this or great- er may be ready for filing. City Manager Robert M. Tinst- man said the push is being organ- MO BLOW The force of the strong wind that blew through Roby Thursday right proven by this damaged sign at the Blue Haven Motel on Highway 180 went of Roby. The big steel pipe was bent and twisted in the big blow. (Staff pho- to by Henry Wolff Jr.) 1.30 3.20 RULE .........................50 SNYDER STAMFORD SWEETWATER Lake Sweetwater SYLVESTER TRENT TUSCOLA publicly any pending legal cas- Atty. David Smith said. Though they would divulge no information, it is known a number of legal papers 1-nojhave been filed in pending law- 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 1.60 cases have been on file in justice courts and Taylor County Court- at-Law for four or more years. Requests for admission give the 2.30 1.70 2.50] defendant 10 days to answer 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- el! counties were ordered Friday by the Railroad Commission to eliminate the use of open unlined salt water disposal pits by Dec. 7. The action came after the Col- orado River Municipal Water District asked for n "no-pit or- der" to stop 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 to wind up the use cf open pits, the commission said opera- tors should "conduct programs necessary to assure the dispos- al of water produced incident to the production of oil and gas so that no water will be placed in surface pit! that would allow mi- gration gl water Into the subsoil." 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 also had ask ed the commission (o require the plugging of two abandoned oi welis which were not plugged pro perly. On this point, the commis' sion advised the water district to file civil suits against owners o the wells under Article 6005. Bar beck said the commission feels this law provides a method by which the courts can place resnon sibillty tor plugging the wells. The titandoncd wells were the Ordovlclan Oil Co. No. 1 T. Stcr IhiR and the T. G. Oil Corp. No. First National Bank both in Block 97, Survey. The commissions formal order will be Issued later. ized to combat a "snowballing" eifect o( tax delinquencies devel- oping in recent years. He has in- dicated concern because delin quencies are .being .added .each year at a rate faster than collec tion. 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 reconr 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 'ention chairman, Sen. John fS{ "ewers. McCormack was cheered wfldftr; and after a minute of the applauje! he asked: _ J "With this enthusiam, how "I will now take my case to tbej he said. That means McCormack wB' enter the September primary? against Kennedy. "I want to thank all those who; lad the courage to stand up and; be counted in my he said.. When McCormack tall was crowded with ifany had left their seats earlier o seek cooler air outside crowded building. J The voting was slowed by sevX eral districts demanding a poll at he delegates. The Cape and Plymouth District which includes Hyannis Port iummer home of the gave Kennedy 39 to 6 for McCori mack. A toss of a coin decided that Kennedy's name would go the convention first Rep. Edward P. Boland, Mass., nominated Kennedy as .a man who "does not have to run on his name or on the accoin4 plishment of his family, brilliant; and.lustrous.as-they may. Boland said in his prepared re- marks the nomination GRAND JURY PROBE Billie Sol Estes To Get Subpoena FRANKLIN, Tex. (AP) Bryan Russ said Friday a subpoena has been issued for Bil- ie Sol Estes to appear Wednesday Before the Robertson County jrand 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 last 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 e n t between Atty. Gen. Will Wilson and Dist. Judge John Barron over the role Marshall played in the investiga- tion of Estes' cotton allotment dealings. 'I think there is no doubt now that an appearance by Estes will be essential to the grand Russ said. The grand jury went into session three weeks ago, It is attempting to decide whether Marshall com- mitted suicide as originally ruled, or was murdered. Marshall, chief of production adjustments for the Agriculture Stabilize! ion and Conservation NEWS INDEX SICTION A stan Strtai 2 AmuMiMiitt 6 Sporti 8-10 Oil ncwi 11 IridfO JICTION I Chwrcll Htws Cwnici 4, TV Related stories, Pg. 7-A ''ommittee was found dead n his ranch near Franklin June 1961. An autopsy of his exhumed body wo weeks ago showed he was hot five times with a .22 caliber lolt action rifle, suffered a n the head, and inhaled a near atal dose of carbon monoxide [as. not be given as a reward services should be given to the man who can best perform the work that must be done." chorus of boos and broke out when Boland reached that point in his speech. As he went on, there went more boos but also some cheen from Kennedy supporters who waved signs in the gallery. The delegate seats for the tint lime 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, showinf no reaction. Boland went on with his speech after the noisy reaction to his re- marks about "the man who caa best perform the work..." "They say if we nominate mjr candidate we will be Boland said. "I ajjr that we should not reject the tal- 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 chance to you call that a dyn- asty, then I say we could use more of them here in Massachu- setts." McCormack's name was placed in nomination by Salvatore Camelio, veteran official ft the Rubber Workers Union. for your Sunday reading pleasure In bilmc 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 rtport on Hubbard Creek Lake o story which vitally concerns much of this area. It's must rwdl Sunday. Brides, Regular Featurti, Latest Sports ;