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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1962, Abilene, Texas i'i'lvl'i'1'' "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron A TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 11. 196i PAGE ONE "Geone A. Hughes Jr.. arose -early of awfdac iwl "duUftU 'mother that 1 __ _ was eomiag decided to let load of fcemielvee clem; washer began its work. Ibei, it, stopped. Snt jiggled the controls, (he washer "boinnnnged' briefly and She pulled the machine away from! the wall seeking the trou-, tie. Out from (he control section there crawled 'a Mike. It waz a great big snake. And it had a very sore tail, one thoroughly pinched by the washer's mech- Mrs. Hughes departed t h e garage where this was taking The garage door had been stickwg-but it didn't stick this lane. The snake was hunted but it thereafter, not be found. Oficoiirse, George assured his wife, the snake was gone. Three mornings later, when George was gone, Mrs. Hughes- heard their boxer at the door into the garage. She went to investigate. The dog had the snake, newly dead. The pup had found it in the garage where, in the interim, snake had been residing. It was, Mrs. Hughes says, "only" a bull snake, "but Mrs. Hughes is to be credited with this story of bargain-hunt- ers she knows. These friends, tourists, were approaching the Tennessee line when a big sign at a service station pulled them to halt. "Last Chance lor 28-Cent sign warned. fcarVfilled, the motorists started to drive away when one .asked .the attendant, "By the way, how much is gas in "Oh, It'l M cents." "Tiny" is a trilingual parakeet that presides over the 518 EN ICth: St. home of Mr. and Moifis Ray and children, Arne, 17, and Marta Clare, 13. Tiny is, in fact, "tri-plus" when.it comes to tongues. The bird speaks: Bird language; Norwegian; English; and a smattering of German. It speaks so accurately that Arne and Marta 'are picking up some Norwegian, their mother's native language. Tiny, a beautiful, eight-inch ahowblrd. belonged to Mrs. Ray.'s late uncle, Fridtjof Sand- nes, and aunt, Mrs. Sandnes, of Oklahoma City. They had taught the bird the many tongues. After her husband's death., Mrs. 'Sandnes decided to return to her native Norway. (She and, her husband came to this coun- try in 1928, their niece, Mrs. Ray, in 1938. Ray, who is with Baker Oil Tools, and his wife have been Abilenians n years Norway's laws said "no" to the parakeet. So Mrs. Sandnes left it with her niece, Mrs. Ray could, at least, under- stand the various languages the bird speaks. Tiny is a chatterbox. "I'hl smart wanta hear me the parakeet asks "What 'you do that he demanded the other day when Ray was picking up some- she had dropped on the kitchen floor. "Merry he greet- ed on hot summer day. Arid all sorts of words-.said fcjhe Norwegian come forth. Tiny has the freedom of the off a silver tray to admire his image, lot N to ride on the top of the Various Ray heads. ?But ht hasn't forgotten his first family. "I'm Fridtjott he ad- i me and all. Hard Rains Close Roads, Send Area Streams Rising UsMh AP) WM M net Suodiy at Geerre- ,_____senator was ad- hospital Saturday MM, M they riNtow UN nature ITS HARlD TO BELIEVE C. Wi Part low, owner of the Wagon-Wheel Grocery at 3700 N., Grape St., looks at the sign store onto 9 car during the stotm which hit, Abilene Saturday night. The winds, gauged by the local weather bureau'at 65 miles per the sign from the front of the store and onto the car, about 50 feet away. The, car is owned by Mrs. John E. Gray, who lives next to the grocery. (Staff Photo) Rain, ranging from a damag- ing four inches at Avoca to a wel- come 1.50 inches at Nolan, fell in he Abilene area early Sunday morning, bringing comments varying from "turn it oft" in the northern part of the area to "it's in the southwest. The squall line moved through Abilene" about .11 Saturday, iringing torrents of rain au'd saving swollen streams and de- bris in its wake. Winds up to' 65 miles per hour )lew down a tree at 1033 Orange St. and a sign at a used car lot at 8th and Pine Sts. A -wreck, in "which the car. driv- en by George Arless Metz of 3101 S. 19th collided with a bridge bannister on S. 1st, four blocks west of Sayles Blvd., was blamed on the high winds.- Large amounts of water were reported in the Food Store at Ambler and Willis Sts., Sunday morning, and high water was also reported at the Lytle Creek crossing on E. S. 5th St. and at the Elm Creek crossing on 10th St. and the West bypass. A 3-inch rain was recorded, at Lake Fort Phantom Saturday night and Sunday- morning, and 2.7 billion gallons of water moved into the lake, bringing the level to within 6 inches of the spill- way. The sea level elevation of the lake Sunday was feet, a gain of five-tenths of a foot over Saturday and 1.3 feet over the Friday reading. The city's largest lake now holds 24 billion gallons of water. At Lake Kirby a half inch of rain added 470 million gallons of water to Abilene's smallest lake, bringing the lake level to within 3.7 feet of the spillway. The sea level elevation of the lake Sunday was a gain of five-tenths of a foot over Satur- day. The lake now contains 1.92 billion gallons of water. 10 million gallons of water moved in to Lake Abilene Sun- day, bringing the sea level ele- vation to feet, a gain of two-tenths of a foot over Satur- day. The lake level is now 3.2 feet below the spillway and it contains 2.21 billion gallons of water. A .74 WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport .53 Total for Year 8.29 Normal for Year 9.91 1026 W. Cedar .1.11 682 E. N. 15th 1.70 .99 582 E.'N. 23rd LAKE ABILENE .74 PHANTOM HILL LAKE 3.00 KIRBY LAKE .50 AVOCA 4.00 BRECKENRIDGE 3.02 ISCO .UO COLORADO CITY EASTLAND GOREE HAMLIN LAWN LORAINE LUEDERS N.OtAN PUTNAM RISING STAR ROSCOE RULE SWEBTWATER TUSCOLA .94 .60 2.41 .80 .90 1.50 1.25 1.10 .90 inch rain was recorded at the lake Saturday night. Bill Weems, City Water and Sewer Department superin- tendent, reported that there ace now 28.13 billion gallons of water in Abilene's three lakes. T h total capacity of the three lakes is 30.1 billion gallons. The heaviest rainfall was re- ported in Jones, Haskell, Fisher Shackelford and Stephens coun- ties, with the northeast section of Jones County reporting the heav- iest damage. Avoca reported 4 inches of rain Saturday night, bringing their total for the month to 10.1 inches. Part of the railroad track was washed out at the Flag Creek Crossing, Vi mile east ol Avoca, and U. S. Highway 380 between Avoca 'and Stamford was closed to traffic after California Creek overran its banks. U. S. 380 west of Avoca at Spring Creek was also covered with water, but was still passable Sunday after- noon. Lueders, in northeast Jones County, reported 3 inches of rain early Sunday morning, and a 26- foot rise was reported on the Clear Fork of the Brazos a mile east of Lueders near the Jones and Shackelford County line. 'The water had begun to recede Sun- day afternoon, but terraces in the area were full of water and some of .the rural roads in the area were closed. There was consider- able damage reported to young cotton in the Lueders area. The Department of Public Safety reported that State High way 92, between Hamlin and Rotan in Fisher County -was closed because of the high water See RAINS, Pg. 3-A, Col. 4 SEEKS ASSISTANCE Marine Forced to Leave Adopted Child in Japan BUENA PARK, Calif..
ull the rest of the cars over the )ank." The last two cars on the train remained upright on the tracks. An official of the Northern Pa- cific estimated the train would lave to be going 55-60 m.p.h. to tip over. A spokesman for the railroad said a full investigation will be leld. Robert S. MacFarlane, pres- ident, went to the scene. E, E. Lynn of Missoula, engi- neer, was quoted by a railroad spokesman as saying the train lost air pressure in its brakes as it be- ;an the downward run on the 60- degree mountain curve. The spokesman said such a con- dition would have resulted auto- matically in application of the He said a preliminary in- vestigation indicated that diesel lenerators had not been put to work to slow the train. The death was the first .involv- ng a passenger in 62 years of Big Three exchanged angry notes last week protesting shoot- RESCUE OPERATIdNS -4 Rescue workers carry out an i stretcher past an overturned Pacific's which'overturned Sunday 'Missoula, Mont., killing one'person and 195. (AB Wirephoto) s. .f- f'tS5- Secret Army Widens Fire Campaign Into Oil Fields By ANDREW BOROWIEC ALGIERS The European Secret Army Organization's cam- paign of destruction spread to the oil-rich Sahara Sunday, but a Moslem nationalist leader said East Germans Cut Shrubs Over Border HERSFELD, Germany Armed East German soldiers marched 50 yards into West Ger- many Saturday night arid hacked down shrubs that could provide cover for refugees, police reported Sunday. The East back across the border when a West German frontier patrol ar- rived in armored vehicles armed with machine guns and a small antitank gun. West German police denounced the-movement as an unprecedent- ed, deliberate violation of a bor- der that has become increasingly tense amid signs of mounting Communist pressure. The Soviet Union and the West- he terrorist wave of bombings, murder and arson may soon halted. There was no indication of a etup in secret army activity as the campaign for Algieria's self- determination officially opened. European terrorists attacked French gendarmes during the day and Algiers reeled under ai eries of explosions and fires. In the Sahara, about 60 miles south of the famous Hassi Mes- aoud oil field, secret army com- mandos set off -an explosion at an ncompleted well, causing a spec acular fire. Oficials said- dam- age to the well at Hassi Tuareg vas slight. French authorities admitted it was possible that the secret army Germans scurried ings across the border of divided Berlin. WEATHER DEPAETMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHEH 1VBEAU Partly cloudy throuh Tuesday nllnmd warm, with scattend late rnu. and coi--------- afternoon and nlxnt-time thunder L IllStl Mwlw 90-95. low Mwdty 60-C9, High ilMiday around 93. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Part Monday and LHl In temperature. Hirt Monday I NORTHWEST TEXAS: -Partly cloudy operating the North Coast Limit- ed train, the railroad said. The train crashed one mile short of a long trestle that spans a 300- 'oot canyon along the right-of way. Most of the injured were thrown along with baggage and torn seats to the front of the cars. i-iu Among those who escaped serf- ous injury was a group of tourists returning from the World's Fair in Seattle. The injured were taken to three Missoula hospitals. Of the M5 per- sons received, 127 were treated and released and 68 were held for further treatment and obser- vation. Many of the stretcher patients complained of back injuries in ad- dition to cuts. It was two hours after the derailment at a.m. that the last of the passengers were freed from wreckage. Res- cuers using cutting torches and crow ban had to slice through the jumbled steel. Crewmen and passengers laid the only apparent cause el the accident was speed the limited started down the steep Evaro Hill trade at an elevation of 4.SM feet above sea level In the MMMMia The tern miles nortlnnii ef MMrta cloudy and warm CENTRAL TEXAS: Monday Ikroulh mother pressed NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sport. 4-7 Ediloricli.............10 Radio-TV lag........... 13 TV Stout............... 13 would attempt to blow up damsv be railroads and oil installations M its campaign to leave rubble and debris for Algeria's future lem rulers. i But Chawki Mostefai, a dele, gate of. the Moslem National eration the ria Provisional Executive, m_____ belief the terrorist cam- paign may soon end. He said he had noted favorable signs among Algeria's European population arid that "it would not be rash to foresee a half in the present events." He did not elab- orate on this point. Mostefei and Abderrhamaai) Fares, provisional executive ident, had just returned from secret Tunis meeting with thtt Moslem provisional governmeof in exile. He said a report had been to the provisional government talks that have been held with various European leaders in N? giers.. These talks led to a ope- week truce in secret array rorism that ended last Thursday GOP ToU 1962 Elections Vital SEATTLE, WaSh. (AP) -T Na- tional Chairman William E. Mill- er told Republicans Sunday the party had better win this year's elections "or we may never win again." In preliminary gatherings be- fore the- opening of' a World's Fair session of the .OOP National Committee oh Monday, Miller predicted Republicans will grab control of. the House in November and take governorships away from the Democrats in half a doz- en key states. But the chairman told a meet- ing of the National Young Repub- lican Executive Committee that his party members have been "lousy politicians" in the past and will have to campaign harder than they ever nave, Attacking what be called Preel dent Kennedy's grab (or live power, Miller wdd that If the present inn of fvmvoMiK soon so Dercwl el fte will ton. [have the support on this a lot of people who never for. us before. "We're going to win, we'd better win this year may never win again." Miller said one of .quences of continued control pf the House whitewash of the Sal._ case "and any other ecandali I may occur in this adminf tion." He said all UnestujsMry en of Cwujrait mm branch are "with Bobby (Attj. F. Kennedy) hating the the W." viwMr he not, "there'll wvv be a] iaventfatiM of IkeJ be tnireUX tnm '11'sawtjriMM.tMlitM tMo M "We Mil
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