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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSS TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 358 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 5CTIONS Secrets About Estes i -1 Case Given Freely CREEKBANK SUPERINTENDENTS There were plenty Of "sidewalk superin- tendents" Friday when Snyder city employes, directed by City Engineer Bill Kim- zey dredged logs and heavy brush from the 6-foot drain pipes running under 28th St. in downtown Snyder. The runoff of heavy storm rains that fell just east of Flu- vanna in Scurry County continued to rise during most of the day, filling usually dry Deep Creek. Above, J. P. Pitner and sons watch the dredging operations. The truck by the dredger is filled with large logs and brush. (Snyder RNS photo) Area Hit Again Rain Wind By Heavy rains pushed by winds. The alert was in effect from The sea level elevation of Fort ._ 1-1 i __ f ITO... "DlinntAfn Uill I aft. up to 85 miles per hour, hit the Abilene area Saturday night and some hail was reported i Sweetwater and Snyder. The torrents of rain hit the City of Abilene about p.m. and C..E. Silchler at the Municl-. pal Airport reported that the wind velocity reached 65 miles per hour. Some hail was reported "uu" .TV, damaging storms were reported, early m the day at Sylvester, but from the damage was slight. A one-car garage belongin to J. N. S. Kirkpatrick of Wylie was disintegrated by the strong west- erly winds. Kirkpatrick said that some pieces of the garage were blown over his house, and boards from the structure were found all over his yard. A large area of West and North Central Texas was placed under a severe weather forecast late Saturday night after an earlier alert for possible tornadoes along the Texas-New Mexico border ex- pired without reports of heavy damage. The Weather Bureau issued a severe thunderstorm forcast for a belt 60 miles either side nl a line from 20 miles north of Big Spring to .20 miles north of Fort Worth. It warned of possible large hail and damaging winds. 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. Sunday. The boundary of the alerted area ran from Saint Jo, in North Central Texas, to Hillsboro to Brownwood to 45 miles west of San Angelo to Slalon to Wichita Falls. The Fort Worth and Dallas areas were on the eastern edge. Earlier a sliver of West Texas along the New Mexico border was under a tornado alert until 10 p.m. Scattered rain fell but no tornado which struck the city two weeks ago, reported 1.60 inches of rainfall for the 24-hour period and damage .was recorded to business houses which were only partially repaired. Another 900 million or more gal- lons of water swept into the three Abilene lakes Saturday, according Phantom Hill Lake Saturday aft- ernoon was recorded at 1654.5 feet, a gain of eight-tenths of a foot since 4 p.m. Friday and a gain of 800 million gallons of water to the lake. The lake elevation now is a foot below the spillway. The city's largest lake now holds about 22.3 billion gallons. Its capacity is 24 billion. At Lake Kirby, the smallest of the lakes, another 100 million gal- lons flowed into the lake Satur- day to bring its level 4.2 feet be- low the spillway. The sea level elevation of the lake Saturday aft- ernoon was 1781.6 feet, a one-tenth of a foot gain since 4 p.m. Fri- day. The lake now holds 1.45 bil- lion gallons, compared to its ca- pacity of 2.85 billion. Lake Abilene began getting wa- day and its elevation stood at ABILENE TOM SAWYERS The heavy rains-which struck Abilene Friday night and Saturday made mariners out of Steve Beachy, left, of 1158 Sunset Dr., and Paul Lenker of 1149 Sunset Dr. The two youth's.manufactured rafts for voyages down Catclaw Creek near the South llth St. bridge. (Staff photo by Jimmy Par- sons) to figures compiled at the three 2013.2 feet, compared to 2012.8 on lakes. (the first of the month, and 3.4 feet Bill Weems, City Water and I below the spillway. The lake now Sewer Department superintendent contains over 2.2 billion gallons, said that he had ordered the compared to its capacity of 3.25 U. S. Cautions Russians Against Border Gunplay BERLIN (AP) East German I menls to which the Kremlin note DALLAS (API-Theft charges, alleging the million swindle of a Dallas oil company through de- viation drilling and phony oil wells, were filed against a Long- View man Saturday. The theft under false pretenses charges were filed against W. 0. Davis Jr. by Pist. Atty. Henry Wade with Justice of Peace Glenn Byrd. The charges were requested by the Texas Rangers and the Dallas oil company, Nortex Oil Gas Corp. Ranger Capt. Bob Crowder informed Wade that Davis had left the stale and is reported in either Palm Springs or Vegas.j Wade said the charges grew out I cl the massive investigation into deviational drilling, now going on in East Texas. Rangers and the Railroad Com- mission are investigating to deter- Hilno If oil wells on one piece of property arc being drilled at an angle Into the oil reservoir of an adjacent properly. Drilling at more than a three degree angle against commission regulations The district attorney snid the charges were based on a compos lie of allegations from both Nor- tex and the Hangers. Wade said that in February oi Mfti, Nortex began the purchase eight oil leases, Involving about 10 wells, In Gregg and Husk coun- MM, which were owned by Uu pumps taking water from t h e Clear Fork of the Brazos to bolster the city's water supply in Fort Phantom Hill Lake disconnected at 11 a.m, Saturday. They hat! beer, in operation since 3 p.m. Friday. Weems said that salt content of (he Clear Fork water was getting higher than he The rain reports listed isolated in most of the area during] early morning hours and after 9 p.m. Rochester, which reported a late downpour, received nches of rain during the day, (lie most reported at any point in the area. Breckenridge received 1.70 nches and Hermleigh got 1.50 after late rains. Knox City reported 1.40 inches. Rule got 1.50 inches and 1 inch was reported at Goree. The other reports fell below the 1-inch evel. Only .16-inch was recorded at he Abilene Municipal Airport, wringing .the year's total to 8.45 nches. Normal for this, time of year is 10.01. Damage before dawn from hail, ornadocs, high winds and cloud-Hirsts was heavy but everyone escaped injury. Hardest hit was Terry County in far West Texas, where at least 45 farmers had their cotton crops destroyed by a wide belt of hail. 3 Charges lil Related stories, Ff. Ebro Oil Co., Inc. with W. 0. Davis Jr. as majority stockholder. The entire purchase time took 14 months and Nortex eventually paid about million in cash and Nortex stock. It was agreed that W. 0. Davis Jr. would continue as operator for the eight leases. Wado said the firm purchased the 8 leases based on the geological reports of 2 consulting firms. The company reported thai (ho reports estimated oil reserves under the 8 lenses al some million barrels wilh a value of Wade said subsequent invesliga-lion by the Railroad Commission and Nortex disclosed that only four or five of the wells were producers. Ha said the 10 or 15 other wells on the property were pumping oil carried by feeder lines from the four or five producers. The district attorney said preliminary investigations indicate the produc Ing wells were deviation wells tak ing oil from an adjacent property Wnde said apparently some of the producing wells have been plugged with cement. He said ii was Impossible at this limo to tcl how many wells wore pumping hy the use of feeder line of through deviational IT RAINED Municipal Airport 16 for Year ....i........ 8.45 Normal, for Year 10.01 582 E. N. 23rd 40 ALBANY 11 ASPERMONT .1. TRACE AVOCA ..70 170 18 CITY 09 50 1.00 160 20 CITY 1.40 60 18 50 1.50 65 Church 14 Student Pastor SNYDER ,60 80 ,1.M 3.50 CITY machine gun blasts at 14 desper- ate refugees who escaped on a stolen pleasure boat brought a ;rim protest and warning from the United States Saturday that border gunplay is leading to ser- Sous trouble in this divided city. Maj. Gen. Albert Walson II, the U.S. commandant, charged in a etter to the Soviet commandant .Maj. Gen. Andrei Snlovyev, was directed, officials said. But, in effect, Watson's letter to Solovyev rejected the idea that (he recent border shootings were Western provocations, as Moscow claimed. Watson (old the Soviet comman- dant: "Your failure to take cog- nizance of the mounting number of acts of violence taking place in der" in East Berlin. The American commandant called the shooting of innocent ci- vilians by East German guards "lawless actions and crimes of the most serious order." "I am gravely concerned over the (he U.S. commanj dant continued, "not only because death and injury to innocent peo- ple reveals such a callous am Ihat (he actions of East German guards were criminal, provoca- tive, irresponsible, lawless and langerous. He (old Solovyev the Soviet Un- on is responsible for law and or- der in East Berlin, and warned .hat such shootings could only stirj jp civilian unrest and disorder onj jotli sides of the wall, and "ex-: acerbate relations between our governments." The American protest and warn- ing followed the escape Friday of 14 East German refugees led by a ship's cook, Jocrg Lindner, who hijacked a river excursion boat and rammed it into a canal bank the area of your responsibility im-jcrjrninal disregard for human life, plies thai you condone what is but because it is bound to build jup a resentment that can create an increasingly serious problem ol maintaining law and order in al going on. He added he was protesting (o Solovyev as aulhoriiy ulti- mately responsible for law and or- sectors of Berlin.1 System of Leaks Called Extensive WASHINGTON Re- publican counsel who was fired from a House Investigating sub- committee for leaking a secret on Billie Sol Estes to the press says he gave it to a report- er without even being asked for He also made the Agriculture Department report available to a Republican congressman who was not involved in the investigation, Robert Manuel told the House In- tergovernmental Relations sub- committee at .a session Thursday preceding his ouster. The transcript of the session was made public Saturday. Manuel said he was only follow- ing "the rules of the game" in turning over a copy of the report to Earl. Mazo, of the New York Herald Tribune, and to Rep. Will- iam Cramer, R-Fla., before it had been seen by members of the sub- committee. The group is invest! gating Estes1 grain storage oper- ations. I did not invent the system of Manuel said, "I know it exists; it exists very widely. As a matter of fact I know one re- porter that has gotten a Pulitzer Prize out of a leak." At the end of a stern lecture by Democrats on the subcommit- tee Manuel said he wouldn't do it again, and conceded, "I took these things, I am afraid, in a lilUe too cavalier fashion." A story based on the 150-page report was published by the Her- ald Tribune June 1 and subse- quently the Agriculture Depart- ment made it public. Manuel said that was the purpose of his action. He said he felt the report would be helpful to a Texas grand jury investigating the mysterious fatal shooting of Henry Marshall, an Agriculture Department official who was then conducting an in- vestigation of Estes' cotton allot- ment dealings. Manuel said he telephoned Tex- as Atty. Gen. Will Wilson on May 24, the day before he officially joined the subcommittee, and was told by Wilson the grand jury in- vestigation was being impeded be- cause the report was not available Manuel, who got the report from the Democratic counsel of :he subcommittee, James Naugh- :on, said he gave it to Maio, whom he describee! as "a report- er who has done a great deal 'of as. elaborate on Mazo had not requested a copy of the report, although several other, reporters had. He delivered it personally to Mazo's borne 31, he said. 7 Manuel said Cramer saw See ESTES, Pg. 12-A, Col. r> to him. though it was just simply horrible that the Department of Agriculture would not be any more concerned about a grand jury session in Texas trying to find out who killed one of their investigators who stumbled on the Billie So) Estes Manuel said. On May 26 Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy said the Justice Depart- ment was rushing to the grand jury excerpts of the report that dealt with Marshall. Manuel did not this. Manuel said Beer, Wine Defeated In Ranger RANGER (RNS) Legalisa- tion of the sale of beer and wiiw within the corporate limits of Ranger lost out by 83 votes Satur- day in one of the busiest elections in Hanger's history. The issue was defeated, 5061o 423. The 929 votes cast in the spe- cial election compare to the 903- cast in the first primarj election May 5 and the 863 ballots cast. in. the runoff vote May 26. In the two May elections, voters in the entire precinct were voting, while in Saturday's beer-wine election the balloting was confined to city, residents only. Following the vote count Weldon Leonard of the "Citizens for a Better Community" organization opposed to the sale of beer and wine stated: "Speaking in behalf of the committee, we appreciate all efforts put forth by everyone in making the campaign against the sale of beer and wine a suc- cess. The committee feels that the efforts put forth will reward Rang- er in keeping it a safe and clean town." The special election was called after a petition signed by 318 persons requesting the election vas submitted to the county corn- missioners. The first beer election ever held in Ranger in June of 1890 re- sulted in a victory for the wets by a vote of 40 to 38. In 1938, in a countywide beer election, tot- people favored beer by a vote of 537 to 216. Ten years later, in an- other countywide election, the res- idents of Ranger voted against the sale of beer by 760 to 517; Terrorists Sweep Over Algiers By ANDREW BOHOW1EC (organization has vowed to leave, ALGIERS, Algeria jind Debris torjhe future triggered by bombs of European terrorists raged through Algiers Saturday, destroying schools and public buildings and damaging the on (he American sector side of! U.S. information center. the River Spree. East German guards, firing from a tower, pier, patrol boat! and other positions, sprayed about 200 bullets from machine guns, submachine guns and rifles into apartment houses and buildings on the American side. But the refu- gees', including five women and a baby escaped injury. There have been other shootings ver the wall between police re- cently, usually as a result of the 70 escape of refugees. An East Ger- man policeman was killed in one exchange. The U.S. protest came barely 4 hours after the Soviet Union mrncd the United States, Britain! and France to hall what it called anti Communist provocations along West Berlin's border. The Soviet Union declared in a note it would not permit Wcs (Ber- lin to continue as n base for "re- vcngist and militaristic and may take measures to assist Its East Germany ally, Allied officials were reluctnnt to consider Watson's teller a direct reply to the Soviet note, Such a reply must come from (he govern- A roaring fire swept through the ground floor of the often-bombed information center, located in the heart of Algiers' European sec- tion. U.S. Consul-General William Porter jaid damage was heavy but declined tn make an estimate. It was one of a dozen bombs and arson' attacks carried out by the terrorist Secret Army Organi- zation in its spreading scorched eartti campaign. The underground NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries 3 Election 7 Oil newi 12 SECTION B Snydei'l Story 1 Hubbord and Salt 2 AmuicmontJ 4, S Pii Editorlol. Llviniitan Seritt 10 SECTION C Wamtn'i 1-13 SECTION D Spotti 1-4 TV Scant farm mwi, mtirktti IB Moslem rulers of Algeria. In Oran to the west, the secret army attacked police encamp- ments with bazookas and grenades. lered through the back door. There were seldom more than a dozen visitors daily in the center. Moslems rarely ventured there. Pistol and machine-gun fire .crackled in three scattered areas of the city. In all cases, the vic- In small western Algerian towns tjms were Europeans shot by Mos- terrorists reportedly shot andjlems. killed seven or more Moslems. In the suburb of Hussein Dey, a from a window. It is against eity regulations to lean from windows or go out on balconies. In Maison Carree, three Euro- peans were wounded by Moslems. In the Kouba suburb, Moslems opened fire on a group'of Euro- peans, wounding a French soldier and a girl. Officials were at a loss for an killed a European woman leaning Moslem commandos countered auxiiiarv shot and explanation. Many believed that patience 0{ the Moslem mass- es was running out and thafedays of spectacular bloodshed anlio- lence were approaching. Grim Europeans ing to shut down the city before the July 1 self-determination vote. with attacks against Europeans in Algiers, killing at least one Eu- ropean and wounding three. Among the targets for secret army bomb and arson attacks ivcre three schools, a fine arts center, a power transformer in suburban Guyotville, and a num- ber of Moslem houses. A speclacular fire triggered by bombs gutted the central admin- istration building of the Algerian Gas Electricity Co. destroying thousands of records and hills. No installations were located in the building. The new attack on the U.S. in- formation center came several days after the State Department officially condemned secret army terrorism in a statement. The center has been attacked several times with plastic bombs since May 1MB. It was sacked twice by rioting Europeans who accused the Uniicd States of favoring Arab nationalism. In recent months the center closed ils front door with a steel barricade. I'strs of Its library en- WEATHER U.S. DEMRTMF.NT OF COMMERCE WEATHER hl'KK-U: (Wrnther Mao. I'ajre 2-A> ABILENK AND VICINITY (Radius 40. milcs) Partly mid-afternoon and through Sunday night. A little warmei Sunday.. High about 90, low 63-70. .Supermarkets, department stores, Sorrg restaurants and commercial firms announced they were planning to NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly close soon CJtmg maSSlVB iloudy Sunday and Monday. Scattered ..i-.. e nlffht time thunderstorms. Hlfih Sunday NORTHWEST TEXAS Partly cloudy unday and Monday. Scattered thunder- torms. Hlah Sunday 80-95. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Partly cloudy Sunday and Monday with Mattered late Ihundershtnvcrs north. Warmer north Sun- 72 74 73 67 Ball. 73 If 11 4-.00 US 71 g 73 77 High and (or name Halt su'lSll nlllhl: Man: lunMl loMlM: Mitimln RnmMi; I f of their personnel. The sprawling Mustapha Hospi- tal, from which all Moslem pa- tients have been removed, closed about half of its Most doctors have already left, and others were preparing leave. MeanwTiile, In the live center of Rocher Notr, cif.ls went ahead with plum Mr I campaign for the referendum ataf ing which Algeria's vottn wtt t asked: "Do you waul become on Indepondwt operating with NomdmtMMt- wiUtejttr   

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