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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1962, Abilene, Texas YOUR VORtO EXACTLY AS IT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FQIS WE tvxai tmvo 3103 xo Set on Medic Ex-Budget Boss Sees 4 Deficits story, with M old rettred preacher M the central acter, began Int yetf whtn tonuc. Abilene 'turned in a re- port to the Reporter-Nan M the anniversary of the mar- of her parents, the Rev. tad E. Mason, former Abflenians now living near A Sweetwater woman, whoM name we know no more than "Marjorie." clipped the story of the wedding celebration and mailed it to a cousin ot hen, Jason Jowd of Price, Utah, a gentleman who was trying to trace "lost" kinsman. The clipping prompted some letter-writing and letters start- ed some visits and, it now de- velops, the Rev. Mason has found his kinsmen Masons vice versa. When the Rev. Mason was "about sitting-up Mrs. Smiling recounts the family story, his mother died. Neighbors and friends took over temporary care of him and his two broth- ers and sisters until the father could get organized to manage his household. The baby, Eugene, or Elmo, he came to call himself, was cared for by Brad Summers, fa- ther of the late asst. police chief Tom Summers, and later by brad's brother, Jake Sum- mers. A -short time later the Mason children were united again at home except for the baby bw, r The Summers family moved to out west, about this they returned to the Abilene area, But con- tact was lost between the bsb? and the other Mason children. The four children knew they had' a young brother and the young brother grew up knowing from the Summerses that he had the family whose name he bore. As adults, through the years each side tracked down many a but never the right ones. E. E. Mason (married May in Eastland County) be- came a minister, was ordained in 1907 at Carbon and a couple of years later moved his fam- ily to Abilene so he could at- tend Simmons College. He preached at various times at Norton, Robert Lee, Coahbma, Ackerly. He was a pastor and a district missionary in Okla- he pastored West Side Baptist Church at Big Spring, did special work at Camp Bark- eley during World War 11 and finally served in the Lower Val- ley, retiring from the ministry at San Juan. After a time in Abilene he and Mrs. Mason moved to Muleshoe in 1957. In all these times and places he kept an eye out for Masons who might be his. Now it so happened that Ja- ion Jowel in Utah had become interested in family history. He learned from old records that a kinsman of an. earlier genera- tion, his father's cousin, E. E. Mason, "missing." Then came the clipping from the Abi- lene faper. The Rev. Mason is the enlir one of his immediate fam- ily (eft. His last brother died few years ago. One sister-in- law tt toft, Mrs. Lon Mason of Pento. He has visited her and in August there will be a fam- ily at Pernn. meantime, the Rev, Mason. Ms children are bwttjr fetttac acquainted with H scattered here and Amaiillo, Hawley, all WESTTEXANS Four West Central Texas city managers- two of them former employes of Abilene's city together Mon- day night to discuss West Texas, teft to-right are W. F. (Buster) Fuller, a for- mer Abilene city employe now city manager of Sweetwater; A. J. Pope, city man- ager of Coleman; Harry Steenson, city manager of Stamford; and John Clary, a former Abilene city employe now city manager of Brownwood. (Staff Photo) U.S. Is Pleased With Loos Action By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) United States hailed the long- sought Laotian Cabinet agreement Monday as an encouraging devel- opment toward making Laos an independent neutral state outside the cold war struggle. But it stressed many problems remain. If the accord between the pro- West, pro-Communist and neutral princes results in a working neu- tral government it would be a turning point in tangled Laotian listory which has threatened to draw East and West into direct: conflict. Among other things, a stable coalition in Laos would give Pres- ident Kennedy an opportunity to consider withdrawing the Ameri- can, troops ordered to neighbor Fire Guts Shop Here Fire and a series of deafening explosions gutted the Tom Anglin Radiator Works, 1449 Pine St., Monday night. Cause of the blaze, which re- quired four firerighting units to >e subdued, was unknown pending investigation. The fire started shortly after 9 i.m. and was accompanied by two explosions which blew out plate glass windows in the front of the one-story structure and caved in he north side of the shop. Tom Anglin, owner of the shop, heoriied that the fire engulfed a ate mode) Ford, said to be owned >y 0. T. Reeves of Abilene, which was equipped to use both butane and gasoline. The two fuel tanks ruptured, causing the building to collapse and spreading the blaze, Anglin said. The loss was insured, he told a reporter. However, he said he was unable to estimate the cost of re- placing the building. Several rows >f radiators inside the shop were charred by the searing flames. Anglin has been in business at that location for the past 11 years. the Rev. Mason has MW interest meeting by the doiem. And all Uwy haven't ben far American Embassy in Vientiane of agreefnt amone neutralist Souvanna Phouma, rightist Boiin Oum, and leftist Souphanouvong on forming a Cabinet under the neutralist prince, State Depart- ment press officer Lincoln White issued this assessment: "We of course welcome this en- couraging development as a step Moines city manager and presi Leadership Need Cited By Speaker A top executive in the field o city management told a banquet group of the Texas City Managers Association Monday night thai city managers should be men ol ?hoenix and past president of the international City Managers As ing-Thailand May W -after Red Tfiese '.traits Laotian rebels broke the cease- as vitally necessary to successfu fire in Laos. Based on first reports from the.. Vickers was principal speaker in the achievement of an inde- pendent and neutral Laos." White declined further evalua- tion pending more detailed in formation. IAS. authorities said remaining past frustrations with slow-moving Laotian politics, said it could be weeks before the results of the new agreement are clearly estab- lished. U.S. autrities said remaining problems include freezing the cease-fire set up by international agreement a year ago, creation of a national coalition government, integration of rival forces anc withdrawal of outside elements as provided by the 1961 Geneva con fcrence on Laos. The United States already has served notice it does not intend to pull its military advisers out of Laos unless the Communist Viet- namese forces also are with drawn. 'ision, idealism saiid courage. Sam Vickers, city manager city management at the major banquet of the three day meeting of the annual spring convention of the Texas City Man agers Association in session through Tuesday afternoon in thi Windsor Hotel. The Phoenix city executive dis cussed the qualities of leadership n the stead of Elder Gunter, Des SEATTLE, Wash. heard a prediction from former Budget Director Maurice H. Stans Monday 'that if present spending policies continue Presi- dent Kennedy will pile up four deficits in his first term. Republican National Committee members, meeting in a two-day precampaign session, hit hard at the issue that the Kennedy ad ministration is not displaying the kind of fiscal responsibility the GOP said is necessary to lift the economy above its present pace Kennedy has submitted to Con gress a precariously balancet budget for the fiscal year begin ning next July 1. Some Democrats like Sen. Harry F. Byrd of Vir ginia have joined in predicting substantial deficits in that period Stans, who served as budget di rector for former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, told the members in a prepared speech hat the "policies of the present administration, unless abruptly arm Ihroagb Wednnday with icattercd afternoon and nighttime thunder tormf..Hlih both days 95, low Tuesday I CENTRAL and Nonkeast Ttxal: ___toudy aod warm through WedBes- ly Scattered' niKhttimv thonderstornu Hun Tuesday S4-94 NORTHWEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy and scattered mostly afternoon and eve- inn thuoderstorms through Wednesday. artly cloudy and warm through ____ rill) a tew isolated late aiternoon ___eveoinc thunderahowers In extreme north and east. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to partly of changed, are likely to produce dent of the ICMA. Gunter was taken ill suddenly and failed to make the Abilene state conven :ion. Vickers' brief speech preceded the awarding of certificates of ap- preciation to past presidents o the state association. Receiving plaques were J. Bry- an Miller, E. V. Spence, Guiton Morgan, R. J. Bruie, A. E. Gar- ner, A. E. Taylor, Austin P. Han- cock (former Abilene city man- W. Morgan Works, H. A. Thomason, B. J. McDaniel (an- other former Abilene city manag- F. Hamner, G. 0. Sum- mers, V. C. Thompson, Steve Mat- thews, Garland Franks, William four consecutive deficits." Disclaiming any expertnes? a pblilician, Stans said the Repub- licans have the opportunity in this year's congressional contests am in the 1964 presidential election to point up the financial issue. "Only by so doing he said "can we rqveise the trends IT if Kennedy's proposal for an in this country toward confiscatory taxation and unbridled spending toward irresponsibility anc mounting debt, toward centraliia tion of government, toward con cenlration of power in the execu live branch." late afternoon and mainly north 73 1-M 7Z............ 3-.00 tl 71 SO 70 SsOO M 69 69 W 73 ....___.... 8-00........... tt 75 9.00 78............ SO 82 HUh and low for 2Moun endlnf pm.: 91 and 68 Witt and low same date lot year: 90 aim 68. Sunset lait night: sunrise today 5.31; sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9pm- H11. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 63 per cent. Kennedy R To Give Ground By GARDNER L. BRIDGE WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy was repotted ready Mon- day to give ground on some de- tails of his health care for the aged program in an effort to get it moving. But he was pictured as stand- ing firm on his insistence that it be made a part of the Social Se- curity system. Secretary of Welfare Abraham A. Ribicoff conferred behind closed doors with the Ways and Means Committee and ity taxing the heart of tfcf He told news cooferens Se that he promise on this congressional sources reported afterward that the administration was inviting proposals for a com- promise. "I am hopeful we can would be just giving up 01 bill and we don't plan to Rep. Cecil R. King, D- who sponsored the Kennedy work in the House, told reporters something Ribicoff- told newsmen. "I am settling down with the committee to try to work High Winds, Rain Area Again After more than a day of clear skies, rain pushed by strong winds hit the Abilene area again late Monday night, with up to 4 inches of rain reported in sections of the area. Scurry County reported the heaviest rainfall with 4 inches re- ported 8 miles north of Snyder, 3 inches 6 miles west anU one mile north of Snyder and 1 U> inches fell in 10 minutes nine miles northwest of Lake Thomas reported 1.50 inches of rain, pushed by wind up to 35 miles per hour late Monday, with violent lightning displays. .50 inches of rain accompanied by thunder and lightning were re- ported at Sweetwater between 10 and 11 Rain and high winds hit Colo rado City about p.m. and .35 inch'was recorded 'Hike, Winds, estimated at up to 80 miles per hour, blew down trees and TV antennas in Rochester but the high winds lasted only about 10 minutes. .85 of an inch rain brought ths Rccheslsr to- for the past two weeks to 8 GOP Official Hits Action by Deputies Schupp, "H. W. Whitney, N. Moss, H. G. Stallings, Dick V. G. Pepin, Elgin E. Cruli, Charles L. Brazil, Norman McCarver and Jack Jeffery. The dinner session, which fol- See SESSION, Pg. 2-A, Col. 5 Solon Denies Knowledge Of Copying Estes Report By GEOFFREY GWU> WASHINGTON APi-Rep. W- liam Cramer, R-Fla., said Mon- day he had no knowledge that secret report on the Billie Sol Estes case was photo-copied in his office betorjrit was leaked to a newspaper reporter. Cramer said he read the report while a secretary was "assem- bling" it in office. He said it snowed Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman was guilty of "suppression of information to cover up clearwut bureaucratic bungling" In thAEstes case. He said Iht department (Md JOM too fat to keeping the it 'cosMential executive.' port and said he felt it was his duty. The testimony at the executive session which ended in Manuel's dismissal was made public Satur- day. In it Manuel said his secre- tary used a photo-copying ma- chine in Cramer's office to re- produce the report, and that Cranier read it while the secre- tary was there. Cramer said in a statement "I understood and was informed that the report was being assembled for the minority members of the subcommittee." queried further by a reporter, Cramer said Manuel's secretary Mm Htrstd Tribune by MHWtl, RMflbHeM M- Mtttjr counsel tor UN HMM Mb- etmmrttee that to ton M Uw EMM MM. MMMi WM find TtsjriMjr aft- HI had tokt him and tkst he wMMiri, only _0ramsr It mA of ifce subcommittee investigating public roads scandals. Asked if he specifically con- doned or disapproved Manuel's action in leaking the report Cramer said that was a matter for Republican members of the Estes subcommittee to commen on. They have said they didn'i condone Manuel's action, bul urged that he be given a second chance. Cramer noted that under House rules he has a right to read any material in the possession of any House committee. He said he was "shocked by the contents of the which clearly showed bureaucratic bundling favoritism to Estes I wMi every American could read tt." Cmmr MM ft shows Dun Bradstrtet financial report on EstM WM available to the agri ttfllur. awMtmnt Oie Estes' bewi Ibr storhil (in ywn 'nwit hi CORPUS CHRIST! Chairman Clarence Schroeder of Duval County testified in federal ourt here Monday that two sher- f's deputies dragged him bodily rom his office to appear before grand jury. The testimony was before U.S. Dist. Judge Reynaldo Garza who cheduled arguments in the ha- jeas corpus hearing Tuesday at a.m. Schroeder was freed from the Duval County jail last week on bond after federal Judge oe Ingraham of Houston signed i writ of habeas corpus. The San Diego, Tex., Republi- an leader was sentenced by Dist. 'udge C. Woodrow Laaghlin of the 9th District Court to three days n jail and fined for contempt if court. The contempt charge grew out jf Schroeder's failure to bring records of the May 5 Republican primary before the Duval County (rand jury as he was instructed n a subpoena. Schroeder testified at Monday's habeas corpus hearing that he re- ceived a subpoena from the gram iury on May 28 asking him to >ring the GOP records to the grand jury session. He said that after getting the subpoena while in a San Diego restaurant about a.m. he went immediately to his office and attempted to call Dist. Atty Sam Burris. While he was attempting to make the call, he told the court sheriff's deputies Mel Canales and Israel Saenz of Duval County walked into his office. "Saeni seemed to go Schroeder testified. "He started lugging on my arm and caused me to fall to floor room at the court house. But at noon, he went on, Saenz told him le could go home during the [rand jury's noon recess if he rould come back at 2 p.m. SChroeder said he went to his home about 200 yards from the court house and turned on the elevision set. "Before the TV warmed up and the picture came on, Saenz was at' my front door and said the grand jury wanted me to come back." Schroeder said he went back to the court house with Saenz and See HEARING, Pg. 2-A, Col. S The next thing I knew I be- craft to unlimited altitude. ing lined and carried out of mr office. When we got to they released nw wIM 1 kept WH Ing them that I had tell ml CMMwalk." Afttr Mm (ran 11 a.m.. tht 8w mwrwct nun MMM to MM to wiK aches. Goree reported early morning showers, measured at .35 inch which brought their two week to- tal to 8 inches. Approximately acres of cotton were report ed to have been destroyed by rain and hai! in the Goree area ove the two-week period. Violent winds carrying rain and hail ripped parts of West Texas Monday night after a frisky squal ine hammered through Northeas Texas to spawn a single tornado There were no injuries. Winds at Moriahans, Midland and Odessa, clocked at an unof iicial 80 miles per hour in Mona bans, destroyed small building ami unroofed at least three omes. Residents at Cooper, northeas of Greenville, reported a tornado before mid-afternoon, but th swirling funnel apparently never touched ground although there was light wind damage in Hie COLORADO CITY Cooper area as heavy rain fell The Northeast Texas turbuknc was part of a squall line that SNYDER stretched about 25 miles from Cooper to Paris on the Red River out a piece of very egislation." Ribicoff was uodentwd to old the committee, which ad the President's H. k or more Own a year, that dy is adamant ofe that the program be flM.iM.tp an increase in IheSicM payroll tax, Monday's session with that he feds the could afford to give a good deal o establish the principle of Soc4f Security financing. ;r'-; The bill would boost the Social Security payroll tax doe-fourth af per cent, on both and employe, to finance bospfc al, nursing-home and outpstinit care for persons 85 and older. also would increase the payroll base on which the tax is applied from to It would not pay doctors' bills. There was no discussion of spe- cific compromise possttautiM, was understood, but mention made of two aspects of tin MB that have drawn special One of these is a proposal tttp1 all hospitals and similar tions taking part in the plan required to sign contracts with tfca government. Critics contend ttw might lead to excessive govern- ment control. There were sorat indications that backers of the bffl would be willing to modify tUl so as to reassure hospitals. The other controversial (revi- sion mentioned at the coafereaen envisages direct payment by government of hospital and relat- ed costs. There have been pro- posals for an alternative system under which a retired might receive a special Social Se- curity payment which he could apply to premiums OB a private health insurance plan. Administration supporters reported cool to the idea of psr- mitting Social Security finds to go to private insurance paid health service organaatJons, however. WHERE IT UMD GOREE ROCHESTER S Mi. North SWEETWATER 4H DANGER AREA CLOSED U.S. Said Ready to Fire Huge Nuclear Blast Soon HONOLULU Task Force 8 ordered closing of the nuclear danger area surrounding Christmas Island, effective Mon- day night, indicating it was ready to fire the 18th shot of the Pacific nuclear test series. site. The blast wave will travel to Wake Island miles) in half an hour and to Guam mostly, and some miles) in about 40 minutes, the FAA estimated. Indications are the shot will be JV1CCU lEill iviii. j The Federal Aviation Agency held this coming weekend, or said the great Mast-biggest in the series, will blank Instantly all high-frequency communications in the Pacific. The FAA said com- munications will be disrupted for as much as S hours-maybe most areas. It said same will The notice to aviators i be grounded indefinitely. IK notice to aviators and navi- gators said Uw rectangular dan- and sir- "It has prsdrcted tha. fortbcomitf Mckwr M tw KlMd win ihwk rsOactift trmrOj system lions, as MthoriMd.br tht Monday. Joint Task Force 8 an- nounced the Mast at an estimat- ed altitude of more than 500 miles will be held during hours of dark- ness. It will be visible in Hawaii. The nuclear device to he ex- Ptothd will a "Wiatoniptas. civilian overseas aircraft more powerful titan ant nUUtn tons of TNT. TlW Stf4 fltf viM will be nautical Johnston The dancer ATM shot includes a from feet altitude to W at sea level Navigatimal aidaM4i.fl .utbh linnilM.li in rWUO V aswulitliliiililliliftiM FAA uud radio
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