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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS If ABILENE. TEXAS. SUNDAY MOKMNy fWO PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS Abilenian Defends Esti ALL HE WANTS IS FUN Walter P. (Skipper) In- man Jr., the 10-year-old Brunson, S. C., youth who inherited from his late grandmother, Mrs. Nanaline K. Duke, is shown at his pool table In his home in Brunson. (AP Wirephoto) TROOPS ON MOVE Says Debt Is on Tank Castro Regime Faces Trouble files Denies Any Details On Marshall HOUSTON (AP) Troubled West Texas financier Billie Sol Estes denies knowing anything about how the late Henry H. Marshall met his death, the Hous- ton Chronicle reported Saturday. This word was relayed to the Chronicle Saturday by Dist. Judge John M. Barren of Bryan, who impaneled a grand jury in Frank- lin to inquire into the circum- stances of Marshall's death. Estes was in Franklin Wednes- day, but what he told the Robert- son County Grand Jury has been kept secret. He is said to have refused to answer some 40 questions on he might incriminate simself during two hours'of jnter- by the grand jury. Estes said he would not discuss case with newsmen. Ith; Castro himself was sot seen by KEY WEST, Fla. Theiand now is regarded as Castro regime sent troops and siderable thieat. tanlu to Cardenas Saturday in a display of force intended lo crush I what may be a rising tide of I counterrevolutionary activity in proceedings. the city 70 miles east of Havana. However, President ______ It was the first since uorticqs took the speaker's plat- Prime Minister Fidel Castro's seizure of power in January 1959, that his government has taken such action. It appeared to indi- cate that underground opposition nor truce. to his regime is gaining strength WEATHER U.8. DEPARTMENT .OF COMMERCE WEATHER BURKAU (Wealhcr man. PC. 7-R) ABILENE ANB VICINITY (Radius ol 40 miles) Generally [air through Mon- day with chance lor scattered thunder- Monday afternoon. High both days 85. low Sunday night 70. NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST Clear to cloudy and warm Sun- day night and Monday, Ifigh Sunday 92-96. NORTHWEST TEXAS Clear to cloudy Monday. Thunderstorms Panhandle and South Plains late Monday. High Sun- SOUTHWEST TEXAS Clear to cloudy warm Sunday and Monday with scat- tered late thunderstorms northwest. High H-102. lEMFERATUHES 75 T.______ 1-00 75 74 91 73 ..._______ 92 75 92 87 84 fi-nn 82 M iS H ,06 T" High and low for 24-hours ending a.m.: M and 70. HUD low same dale last year; 86 62 Sunset last night: sunrise today: i.-31; sunset tomsht: Barometer rcadliiK at 9 p.m.: 55 per 70 71 74 form to deliver a fiery Castro- style speech in which he warned that from now on counterrevolu- tionaries will be given neither rest It was clear from his words that a counterrevolutionary demonstra- tion of some magnitude took place in Cardenas a few days ago. How- ever, he gave no specific details as to. its nature." "To warn our enemies, we have staged this modest demonstration j of the military force of a-people in Dorticos said. "The enemy has once more made the error of underestimat- ing the strength of our revolution and of our people." The Cardenas show of force was televised to the nation and watched by monitors here. A sizeable crowd applauded Dorticos and several times broke into shouts of, "To the firing wall" as he lashed out at enemies of Ihe revolution. However, the through failed ear- lier to respond to repeated 'ap- peals to display "revolutionary 9 discipline" by clearing the way for the tanks to pass. Files of grim-faced soldiers passed along the street but the See CUBA, Pg. 5-A, Col. 1 House Probers AUSTIN House Gen, Investigating Committee said Saturday a decision will be made Sunday on whether it will enter the investigation of oil stealing in the East Texas field. Rep. Charles Ballman of Borger Mid that comm'ttee counsel David Witts will disclose in Dallas whether the committee will look Into slant hole drilling. Tile committee conferred in a dosed session with officials of the Department of Public Safety. fcltman said the DPS briefed the committee on the oil investiga- tion. Ballman said the committee al- to dlMimed its probe of alleged joint fbtlnj by referees in South- weet Conference basketball Ballmau said "A couple of new .hings have come up on both the hot oil and gambling situations." Ballman said the committee Is considering filling contempt charges against Mallard of Bryan in connection with Mallard's refusal to answer questions at recent gambling hearings. The Railroad Commission, attor- ney general, state police and fed- eral investigators have been prob- ing reports for several weeks that many wells have been drilled in the field so as to siphon oil from neighboring leases., Atty. Gen. Will Wilson said crews already have flniihed are also Investigating some Ballman taid "to de- termine whether they are true or Kelly Kelly irlsslng the commit- McKinncy to Retire SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Rear Mm, Euger.t B. McKlnney will retire July i after 31 years of iMval service. He won three Navy rrnwa at WorM Wflr H com- mander of the aubnwlnn Salmon and Skate. ine saia, nowever, Judge Barton said Estes "I assure you I know about Henry Marshall's "f am awfully sorry it LODGE George Lodge, pened, and I'm 'sorry my Curtis, joins Charlie Bucci and his band, was brought into this." Judge Barron said Estes also for a jam session Saturday morning before 1 pre-primary state convention. (AP "If I come across anything In files which will shed any light on the case, I promise to this information Marshall, 52, was chief of production adjustments for the Agri-vation Service: He was known by have been investigating Mass. and Curtis 848. cotton allotment dealings Republicans, expect that Lodge his death, the Chronicle said. Tho ststs officisl wss Lodge on Saturday face in the November elec- shot to a -ycsr on for a seat in the U.S. Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, ranch eight miles north of which another Kennedy brother of President Ken- lin. He suffered five bullet this who won the endorsement senator at the Democratic in the chest, a severe head Cabot Lodge won and had a near-fatal amount state convention a week1 ago. carbon monoxide in- his for senator in a however, faces a pri- Judge Barron said he battle which was finally fight with State Atty. Gen. a letter from U.S. Atty. only by the last three J. McCormack Jr., neph- Robert F. Kennedy thanking 40 of House Speaker John W. Mc- judge for his cooperation in 34, defeated D-Mass. handling of a lengthy U.S. Laurence Curtis, 68, fo- withdrew from the ment of Agriculture report after the lead contest before the bal- Marshall's connection with back and forth was completed. When it Estes case. times. The final vote was the vote stood 691 for Ken- 360 for McCormack Man Jumps Republicans endorsed Gov. John A. Volpe by acclamation for renomination for a second term. Volpe promised Lodge his support "down the line all the Of Boat, Curtis said he would make no immediate statement on whether he would battle Lodge in the Sep- HASKELL (HNS) A arriving at the lake. primary. year old Plainview man was found at a.m. said at a news confer- at Lake Stamford attending the annual fishing party of the Peerless Pump Co. of by dragging operations of the Haskell policeman and firet that it made no difference whether he faces McCormack or Kennedy in November. He offered debate -'either of them. view. Leonard David Campbell, one of 35 employes at the stag party, drowned about 10 p.m., two after the body was found an inquest was conducted by Justice of the Peace Virgil Brown of Haskell and Haskell County said he would start his campaign next week. The Senate seat sought former-y was held by John F. Kennedy, Bill Ratliff, with resigned after becoming iy from HaskeU Sheriff Varth Garelt and Stamford Police Chief B. Z. The interim incumbent, Sen. Benjamin F. Smith, was named to succeed the President the inquest Hank Hurt, is not contesting to retain the of the fisnins testified that he, Campbell and Jay Keeling went out on the lake in an outboard motor Another prominent named candidate, Harvard Prof. H, Stuart Hughes, grandson of the late chief p.m. When they Charles Evans Hughes rectional surveys on more than 20 wells and all were deviated more than the permitted three degrees. He said directional surveys were not being run unless inclination surveys 'first showed that wells were slanted more than permitted. Inclination surveys can show deviation, but hundred yards from the south shore, Hurt said, Campbell told him he was going swimming and jumped overboard, fully clothed. Hurt said that when he and Keeling tried to cut down the speed of the motor it died, and the boat drifted about 100 yards. He said Campbell, whom his announced as an independent. .A Lodge-Kennedy contest in November would be a new round in a political battle which the Kennedy and Lodge families have been fighting for a half a century. The Senate seat at stake this year was formerly held by Lodge's father, Henry Cabot Ijodize who lost it to President surveys are needed to said appeared to be how much deviation is swimmer, called for them in 1952. The committee already has held several hearings, al! but one him up. But by the time they got the motor started and INDEX cret, on gambling. At the single open hearing spot where he jumped out, Campbell had A Waco last month, several body was taken to Your GeM Health 4 Oil mwi 10 nesses took the Fifth home and transferred 12 almost 700 times when Antonio later in the about gaming arrangement) I ivn 9 3 The committee also heard at South Side mony about point-shaving of San 4 Southwest Conference aft his wife; 1 tlwla tj Qjm 9 gaum, After the open meeting ended, uLi IM fsVf jmuuh UHNHI 01 ofln AHIOIIIM and Sandra of Plainview one C Wewen'i news ___ t-11 MM ne ur formation concerning of San Antonio; one step-ion of Plainview his 11 had been brought out to renilt May Hanel of San MCTWN 0 but added testimony on point-shaving had been father, Sam HUM of MM An-tWHO; tWO MOttMTS; tSM N.Y. Judge Found Guilty In Bribery NEW YORK CAP) State Su- preme Court Justice J. Vincent Keogh, a former William O'Dwyer aide who once aspired to his boss' job as mayor, was convicted Sat- urday night of trying to fix a fed- eral court ease. A federal jury of nine men and three women debated three days to reach a verdict of guilty in a bribery to lighten a bant ruptcy fraud case sentence. Convicted with the 56-year-oK veteran' of 12 years on the trial court bench were a former assist- ant U.S. attorney of Brooklyn, El- liott Kahaner, 36, and labor rack- eteer Antonio (Tony Ducks) Coral- lo, 47. they face sentences of five years in jail and a fine. U.S. Dist. Judge Edward Weinfeld set July 17 for sentencing. Keogh, who wore a debonair smile through the month-long trial the tensions of the long jury deliberations began to break through his urbane reporters 'after the verdict: "I am innocent. Nothing anyone can say or do can change that fact. My attorneys will press my appeal from this unjust conviction as soon as possible." He apparently was stunned by the verdict and remained seated for 10 minutes after court was ad- journed. His wife of 20 years, the former Rosemary Agnes Brick- man, sat 30 feet away, her face turned toward a window to con- ceal her emotions. Kahaner and his wife left the courtroom immediately without speaking to reporters. Corallo, who has a long record of arrests but only one narcot- ics his straw hat at a rakish angle and ambled from the courtroom with a smile. Dr. Robert M. Erdman, 43, an orthopedic surgeon of Manhattan and admitted go-between in the fix attempt, testified that he paid Keogh and Kahanor 500 to use their influence in be- half of Sanford Moore. Corallo, Erdman said, bribe money. Moore, 44, former New York City policeman who went broke M operator of chain of Juke on Lonf blind, admitted conceal- ing aueU from the re- ta hto bankruptcy pro- w K MM toM IMRl Long Friendsh Glenn Alexander said Saturday the in obligations list- ed among claims on Billie Sol Es- tes in El Paso Friday represented mortgages on ammonia tanks. Alexander is an irrigation farmer who lives on Abilene Rt. well as in four other states. The use of anhydrous in irrigation farming was ing at the time, Alexander 5, Buffalo Gap Road, and said he ed, because in pef j commutes to Pecos to conduct his farm operations. Billie. Sol Es.es Friday filed a list of assets and liabilities.wiih U. S. Dist. Judge R. E. Thomaspn of El Paso. In the record were eight listings for Alexander on which Estes said Alexander had not filed claims, but that they might be expected either from him or various finance companies which had purchased the mortgages. ALEXANDER TOLD The Re- porter-News Saturday he had not filed claims yet because he was waiting to see the outcome of the Estes problem to see if there would be anything to file claims against. He said creditors had six months in which to file. Alexander said he and four or five other Pecos fanners first pur- chased anhydrous ammonia tanks in late 1958 and leased them to Estes. that time', he said, the tanks bought, delivered and put in use. In the early years of the transactions, there were tanks involved and actually exist- ing, he said. Alexander estimated Li four and a half years he had signed mort- gages "for nearly .a million dol- lars worth of tanks, at least or ?9QO.OOO." THE SUMS Estes listed for Alexander in El Paso Friday rang- ed from to "These contracts originally were for to about and had been paid down to Alexander explained. Alexander said the tanks were purchased from Superior Tank Manufacturing Co. of Amarillo "a company that has been in the business 32 years" and Super- ior then sold the mortgages to var- ious finance companies. Alexander and the other fann- ers then leased the tanks to Estes. "We regarded it as a legitimate leasing arrangement the same as if you bought and leased trucks or anything Alexander said, THE FARMER said Estes talked with him in 1958 about the purchase lease arrangement on tanks, explaining it would him expand, the' ammonia tilizer businesf' 'on the atnMdit cost it was only a third sive as other shortage of tanks back the sale of the amitii tes told Alexander. "We- (Alexander and four or five other farmers) all had ott- er business dealings with Estes, like our veil work, pumps, motors, Alexander related. "AhW, he was A-l, 100 per cent responsi- ble for getting natural gas to ife irrigation farmers, and this eat our costs of our weus 75 per cent over what it had cojt us with butane and electricity. EVERYONE FELT indebted to' Estes, regardless of the 10 jar cent down he made OB the mortgages." He said that "like in any big business, there was lots of, grjpt Hide on both sides, and Estes bad carried'out credit. We felt UfceJw owed Mm help because of (he he took care of farmers I whole." Alexander said that' months since more ammohia tanks. He boui. "three bunches" in' the last if oK 16 months, 'and it was In this lat- ter period, Alexander believes now in retrospect, that the financ- ing had moved to the point the tanks that were represented as security for the notes did not ex- ist. Alexander said he thought there were tanks existing to support the mortages untO the Pecos la- dependent began printing stories shortly before Estes' arrest. TtrSse stories were vague, he added. ALEXANDER SAID since Aa Estes case broke, it was revealed that some 76 -people had sigfled mortgages for tanks. m Alexander still feels a string friendship for Estes. He declared: "I think that regardless of what the circumstances are, of (he extent of guilt or innocence involv- ed, and whatever the (Estes) will come out of this thing a stronger man both spiritually and financially than before. "I have been as close a frieftd to him as anybody. I think he win repay every honest debt be has. See ESTES, Pg. 5-A, CoJ, C Shooting Fatal To HX Vittitow Barrel C. Vittitow, 33, of 5225 Lamesa St., died at p.m. Saturday in Hepdrick. Memorial Hospital. He was rushed to the hospital after being discovered shot insidt the: garage of his home by his son Ricky, 8, about a.m. Friday. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Mon day at the First Baptist Church in Sotan, where he and his wife, the former Billie Jean Rivers, were married in 1952. Burial wil! follow in Rotan Cemetery under direction of Weathersbee Funeral Home. Elliott's Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Mr. Vittitow, an employe service he married of General Dynamics at au area missile site, was born Feb. 10, 1925, at Rotan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. V, Vittitow of Rotan. Police Oct. W. T. (Bill) Davis said Mr. Vittitow was lying on top of a .M caliber rifle. The helped raise weaoon had been fired once, Dav- Is said. The bullet entered head above the right eye new the hairline and lodged la Ms ataiB, according to the investigating of- ficer. Mn, Vittitow told Abilene pe- ice her husband JurwiM irM MR for wort _____ Nlvw deadlocked, WeiitfeM envkoml UM MiWto dren swimming about 8 the family car which was pariid in the driveway. She said site la- turned to the house with the chil- dren about a.m. and her MB discovered Mr. Vittitow what he opened the garage door. Mr. Vittitow was a IMS honor graduate of Rotan High School Md attended the University of briefly before enlisting in tary service with the Army gineers. He spent 17 months in and later served in the PhilippiWi for 27 months. After his discharge from thai and in Rotan and worked with mograph crew. He Arlington, where be and lived for years. He there for Chance Vi craft as a drafMnak. The family HIM ntasmtf taa, where he AM MM riM Ink Mf tw Mfc
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