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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR USTYEAR, N0.362 '9908 09-OWt >3IAM3t HI MOM? I W ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE ONE Tlit next pcrlm you meet on total street cotild be a Kinard, M IngaUbe or Eplen, a Sayles, Cooley, Batjer, Beau- champ, Whitehurst, Compere, Clack, Lilius or some relative a Legett. Bttt the national averages are it. Chances are, out of that the person you encounter will wear one of 10 names: Smith, Johnson, Wil- liams, Brown, Jones, Miller, Da- vis, Martin, Anderson or Wil- son. In that order. This information came from Social Security, which is inter- ested in names and numbers, via Its local district manager, R R Tuley Jr. (himself the possessor of a not-so-common These odds can be pinpointed because Social Security has in recent years had at its Balti- more headquarters for "old age and survivors insurance" a com- plicated Brain which soils elec- tronically the data on the mil- lions Of Americans who work for a living. The Brain has produced sta- tistical facts on the names Americans wear, facts hereto- fore unknown because mortal hasn't the time to count, for instance, all the Smiths among us. Tuley, a name fancier him- self, offers for local consump- tion some of these name find- ings at Baltimore. There are in the American working force Goons, Louts, Stuns and some others with names we might hope signify mining. But, M might be inspected, to, Smiths lead all the rest. At last count differ- ent Smiths were listed in So. cial Security files The Joneses ing up. They ranked The 10 most used surnames in the country, in order and num- are: Smith; Johnson, Williams, Brown, Jones, Miller, Davis, Martin, Anderson, and Wilson, Following close on the heels of these are Karris, Taylor, Moore, Thomas, White, Jackson, Clark and Robert Roberts-Rob- ertsfcn, you who wear such might like to know. And one out of every 32 wom- en is a Mary, but the Johns have that bested. One out of every 28 men has that as a first name. Social Security has listed surnames it says are "common" because they are used by at least Americans. The list (tarts with Smith and ends, in order of usage, with Alder, Gee and, Meade in the last three places. The Brain at Baltimore has organized these alpha- betically the easier to find a specific name, beginning with Abbott, ending with Ziegler and Zimmerman and including a good many you might have thought unusual monikers. The purpose of the Social Se- curity ;hame study is to point up this lesson: No matter your name, someone else may have it, too; so, it's best to keep So- cial Security numbers straight on the record for the number, not the name, distinguishes one John Smith and one Mary John- Tuley illustrated this for us, surprisingly, by running a per- sonal name through the Social Security files. He presented us with this information from Bal- timore: "In.our National Employee In- dex files the surname 'Duff 172 times with the key first name "Katherine" and the numerous deriviative and di- minutive variations ot tht key name." But, for what comfort it may be, Social Security reported it his only one listing of said sur- name with this peculiar spelling of the first name. Any others with this name and this spelling, it is to be hoped, too rich to work. NEWS INDEX SICTION A Two Perish in Nolan Plane Crash El Paso business- men were killed in the crash of a Cessna 182 during a rainstorm lear here early Wednesday. The dead men wire William Cent Elliott, 38, of El Paso ilotor Sales Co. and John Conley Watson, 40, department manager or the same company. The crash scene is in southern Volan County, about three to four miles southeast of Nolan, on the Mary Dan Sanlin ranch. It is 32 miles southeast of Sweetwater. >eek. Parts of the demolished lane were strewn over a hun- ired feet away from the impact irea, The body of Watson, presumed o be the pilot, was found 25 to 30 feet to the left side of the lane. Elliott's body was found 0-75 feet in front of the plane. Investigators said the bodies MNcTV tefi Airplane Strewn Over Wide Area were broken and beyond recogni- tion. Mrs. G. C. Williamson, who lives four miles southeast of Nolan, telephoned authorities that she had seen the plane crash near her home. Sherif: R. S. Lambert and high- way patrolmen rushed toward the scene, but their cars became bogged down for about an hour during the rescue operations. Mrs. Williamson's son, James, 17, said he was in the pasture Senate Voles Billion Defense Bill WASHINGTON (APl-The Sen- ate passed a peacetime record 48.5-bill on defense spending bill Wednesday after soundly reject- ng efforts to trim funds for de- 'eloping the controversial HS70 re- lonnaissance-attack jet aircraft. ..Also'turned down voice rots was an effort to -knock >ut million to build another apge non-nuclear aircraft carrier or the Navy. Passage of the money measure 08-0 sent it to the House with nearly million in Senate in- creases over what the House orig- nally voted. It probably will take Senate-House conference com- mittee to work out the numerous differences. As sent to the House, the bill :arries billion for the Air rorce in the fiscal year that itarts July 1, billion for the Vayy, billion for the Army and billion for various Defense department agencies. The day-long debate that pre- -eded the voting centered on million which the Senate Appro- 'riations Committee and the House added to push development f the high-flying, hour RS70. President Kennedy and Secre- ary of Defense Robert S. McNa- mara had sought only million or development of prototypes say- ng perfection of equipment for he plane is not far enough ad- 'anced. when he heard the plane 'over- bad in the rainclouds. He said he did not see the plane, but from the sound he could tell the plane was having'motor trouble. The craft fell within 400 feet of lira and lost the propeller, when t jumped over a gully. It crash- ed about 30 feet away at an angle :n a rocky creek embankment. Mrs. Buel Moore, who lives about a quarter mile from the crash scene, said her family also neard the crash during (he violent rainstorm. H. S. Saunders of Nolan, who went through mud to the scene of the tragedy, reported the plane did not burn. Rescue workers were hampered the inaccessibility of the crash area, mud and high water of the creek. Nolan recorded an inch of rain early Wednesday. A Patterson Funeral Home am- bulance had to be towed to the wreckage by a four-wheel drive vehicle owned by Johnny Ussery. Authorities received a-call about Ihe crash about 9 a.m., but It was after noon before the bodies were removed. Communications with officers in the area were handled, by the De- partment of Public Safety in Abi lene because of a radio "black- out" between the scene and Sweetwater. The plane took off at a.m. Mountain Time from Ihe El Paso Air Terminal after filing a flight plan to Abilene, Floyd Kimsey, chief ot the airport Flight Service Center, reported. The plane's registry number in- dicated the plane is owned by Don Cremens, consulting en- gineer of El Paso. TWO DIE IN CRASH William Kent Elliott and John Conley Wat- son, both of El Paso, died in this crash of a Cessna 182 32 miles south- esat of Sweetwater Wednesday morning. The plane crashed into the bank of a headwaters stream of Valley Creek. Rain, mud and creek waters hampered removal of the bodies. (Staff photo ty H Wolff Jr.) Estes Skips Answers To Most Questions By JERKY POULARD FRANKLIN (AP) Billie Sol Estes answered many questions put .to him Wednesday by the ;rand jury probing the death of federal farm agent, but Texas Atty. Gen. Will Wilson said he of new questions. Investigators being sent from Fort Worth to investi- gate the'crash, officials said. An autopsy was being made in Sweelwater Wednesday night un- der the supervision of the Federal Aviation Agency. Justice of Peace G. E. Davis was in charge of the inquest. Elliott's body will be sent for burial by Patterson Funeral Home. The body of Watson, a World War It veteran, will be taken to Killeen, where burial will be un- der the direction of Young Fu- neral Home. Crash No Scene For Young Eyes By HENRY WOLFF JR. Reporter-News Photographer NOLAN Workers attempting age. Smaller parts of the plane such- as seats, generator and in- struments could be found for every direction. The motor laic severed among the badly twisted ,The smell of death was strong as willing but almost helpless men became soaked by a mornini shower. An ambulance was aidee in reaching the scene by a "powei wagon' rangeland cracked by the creek Bodies of W. Kent Elliott, vice president of Lone Star Motor Co. El Paso, and .lohn C. Watson head of the IBM section of the and strewn throughout the twist ta wreckage and over the crash area. The impact of (he plane crash inn into the hnnk left a hole sev eral feel wide. U contained a nor wreckage marked Ihe plane's trai (o Hi final resting spot, It was difficult to distinguish a single portion fl( the thrt had not to we this." of :o remove the scattered remains -nore than a hundred feet in of two El Paso men from the wreckage of a Cessna 182 near lere Wednesday morning dealt with a weather-scarred tragedy. The usually peaceful tableland of the Callahan Divide, recently soaked by rain, lost its tranqui1 atmosphere when the aircraft dunged into the east bank of a wadwaters stream of Valley Creek on the Mary Dan Sanlin ranch some four miles southeast of Nolan. Twisted and torn remains of the Cessna came to rest more than 25 yards from the impacted point, It overlooked some of the flat at a ranch house about a quar (four-wheel drive ve Law officers and others drove as close to the scene as wssible, then, walked past curious olack cattle and through the we creek bottom. A patrol car, which iiad drowned out, was being ac lively used for communications ter-mlle from the wreckage. This newspaper photographs rushed to the scene from Abilene without bothering to gather up a raincoat. With a shoulder-slung automobile firm, were mangled picnic blanket holding camera film and other essentials, he scaled a fence, forded Ihe creek and ended tip photographing nuts of tlw tragedy from beneath the blanket. Some Inquisitive youngster tlon of the propeller. Other worked their way near Ihe wreck age, only to get ushered back h; workers. One patrolman "There's no need for their young n Tragedy It ugly. fo go into he added. He lions in a morning session but after a conference with Dist. Judge John M. Barren decided would not elaborate. Euss said Estes "answered all the questions that he came back to answer" but invoked his priv- ilege not to answer on a number efused to answer "the bulk of hem." Estes emerged from the grand ury room at 5-.40 p.m. after am lour and 10 minutes before the irobing group this afternoon. Asked how many times Estes nvoked his privilege during the day, Wilson replied, "Well, he was there all together over 100 minutes. We asked him more than one question a minute, and he ook the Fifth on the bulk of hem." Actually, Estes invoked not the e d e r a 1 Constitution's Fifjh Amendment but the equivalent m he Texas Constitution. Why he did this was not explained. Wilson said Estes' appearance before the grand jury "makes me eel that we have to intensify our nvestigation more than ever." He added that he was referring ;o the probe by his office and not Uie inquiry into the death of Hen- H. Marshall, agriculture de- >artment official who investigated 3stes' cotton allotments before he was shot to death. Robertson County Dist. Atty Bryan Russ said the grand jury would be in recess until 9 a.m. he hoped to have several out-of-county: witnesses subpoenaned for appearances Russ said Estes' sessions with he grand jury Wednesday had been "of assistance" in'the probe of Marshall's death. "'There are now some new avenues which lave to be opened up and we have Neither Estes nor his John Cofer o! Austin, would com- ment on the Pecos promoter's grand jury appearance. Estes had refus'Sfl' to answer several ques- lo answer some of them. When he entered Barren's office after the afternoon session, the judge asked him, "Are they through with "Yes, I hope so, Estes replied. Estes spent 45 minutes with the grand jury, which is investigating the death of Henry H. Marshall, .an Agriculture Department offi-ltions he said Estes tefosed to cial who had been investigating swer. Estes' cotton allotments. The number of questions' and Then jury foreman Gorree Mat-1 their nature were not disclosed. thews reported to Judge Barron that Estes had refused to answer some questions. Matthews asked the judge to compel Estes to an- Matthews handed BSrron a sin- gle-spaced transcript, several le- gal-sized pages long, o! the ques- Abilene on List For Minuteman WEATHER U, 8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEKCE WEATHER MIRGAII (WMilher Map, 12-B) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Railini miles) to partly cloudy warmer Thursday and Frtday. Ittxh daw In the low 90s. Low Thurtday AND NORTHEAST TEXAS: Parti dny. Scat) Thursday and Frl aoulh. High Thursday 8C-90. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Thursday and Frjdl derstorms. Warmer di: rwnij viuuw ay. ..late evenlnn thim High Thurs CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear to cloudy and warm Thursday and Frl day wild tfallV'-ed anei north and east. i Thursday cloudy SOUTHWEST TEXAS'. Clear to cloud] md warm Thursday nnd ftldw wll (caltered afternoon 70 73 rahowera. tl-M 77 9-.00 74 'low 17, nd fere lor mmira endlnl same dale year today M i-.r By DEAN REED Reporter-News Capital Bureau WASHINGTON -The Abilene area Wednesday was promised 'careful consideration" as a pos- sible site for location of a Minute- man ICBM missile complex Air Force Secretary Eugene Zuckert indicated he will add the area to a list of potential sites now being studied by the Air Force for future Minuteman loca- tions. In a letter to Sen. Ralph Yar- jorough, Zuckert said some ex- ploratory soil borings and other [eological tests have already been started near Air Force bases in Texas to determine whether Min- uteman sites are feasible. Zuckert did not specify however, any particular bases at which the tests have been conducted such as Dyess Air Force Base, which would be the support base tor any Minuteman rru'ssile com- plex in the area. To date the Air force has selected five installations as sup- port bases for the first hardened and dispersed Minuteman missile complexes in the U.S. The bases chosen so far are Malstrom AFB, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.; Minot :AFB, N.D.; Whlteman AFB, Mo.; and Francis E, Warren AFB, Wyo. The five selected sites accommo- date all Minuteman missiles which Congress has authorized and appropriated funds, as well as missiles included in the Air Force's 1963 budget. Planning programs, however, require early selection of. sites for missiles expected to be au- thorized in the 19M budget and for later years. It is at this stage that the area will be cwuriderec! in the Air Force's Bicker! Indicated the Air Force has al- ready started surveys tfl deter- mine suitable toMtoM. soil tarts In TmM, h also been conducted in Defense Secretary Robert S. New Hampshire, North Dakota, Idaho and Montana. The Air Force recently an- nounced plans to conduct-further :ests in Nevada, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, California, New Mexico, Hawaii and Guam. "We are also continuing pre- liminary studies of other areas which do not yet appear to war- rant actual soil Zuckert said. The Air Force Secretary wrote Yarborough in response to a request by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce's board of direc- :ors, which urged selection of the Abilene area as a Minuteman site. Yarborough forwarded the re- quest.'along with an extensive bro- chure on the area's advantages, McNamara. Yarborough told ,hat not only does area offers economies in the de- See MISSILE, Pg. 3-A, CO. 5 and violent weather appeared to be Pocked t Ready? More tun you for us to your ptdsnii whit, We'll in Vmotion-'ok, dtllvajr them uptn return at M a isMbMUoi Utah
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