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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1962, Abilene, Texas 1 I roUBTBBN PAGES IN Wl SECTION Jan. I tf new yaar.thttM far this nr as you may by few JMhtu aorth to numberiac which the Wtame number OK Mar every- Ib to help when the next vol. did. Alt a.m. the next June 17 devilish friends began ringing his home phone with remind- -iWe can't brae nuidi about se- niority the Coleman Demo- crat-Voice beat ui here. It got itirted five days before this newspaper and thus reached Vol. at, No. 1 on June 12. Too. Auld Lang Syne is a bit' out of season on a hot day in mid June. But let us mention one bom- bastic bit of local newspaper history. Hie townlot gale which'marked Abilene's start was on March 15-16, 1881, and a couple of months later there arrived in the village a bewhiskered young fellow of nearly 26, one C. E. Gilbert, an Alabaman, an ed- itor, frontier style. He opened up shop in a tent near the corner of S. 1st and Oak and on June 17 presented Vol. 1, No. 1 of The Abilene Re- porter to the solid citizens, diaggy cowboys, lusty train crews, promotin' promoters and to the loafers relieving the te- dium of existence at the Cattle Exchange Saloon and like places for relieving tedium about the tent town. Mr. filbert must have been quite a fellow. Among other activities, such as promoting the naming of the town of An- son, he helped organize the First Methodists, helped them build the first church in town, start- ed the Fair and got neck deep in the "free grass" fight. Right away Mr. Gilbert had newspaper competition. Editor W. C. Gibbs started the Mag- netic Quill. J. A. Lowry started the Taylor County News later merged with the Reporter to form the present Reporter-News. Gilbert and Gibbs took the op- posite sides of everything while Lowry seems to have enjoyed their scraps. On the "free grass" issue Gil- bert and Gibbs did do battle. Gibbs took the side of the big rancher. Gilbert took the side of the farmer and stock-farmer. Bow else could population be attracted? Gilbert started the Fair. His critics charged that the luscious exhibits of "Abilene-grown" crops at the Fair had in fact grown in wetter climes! Gilbert and Gibbs got into an advertising price war, a side skirmish to the grass figUt and things got hotter. One day in April, 1885, Gibbs wrote something (we have no copy of 'H) which got Gilbert real riled. Gilbert, tradition says, went to a harness shop and bought himself a "loaded" whip and went hunting Gibbs. Gibbs heard about it and got hit "pepper pistol" and went hunting Gilbert. They found each other in front of the bank and the shooting and the slashing began. Neither was very accurate. Both got wrested, Lowry headlined the event: "An Editorial Encounter in Which They Try to Prove That the Sword Mightier Than the RIOT TORN PENITENTIARY This aerial view of fee St Vimfcnt
demned No. 2 chief of the army, earlier had appealed for att end to the blodshed in AbJKlsV Air Strike Is Scheduled, Against TWA on Tue By DILLON GRAHAM WASHINGTON en- gineers have called a strike against Trans World Airlines, ef- fective at 2 p.m. Tuesday, despite a warning by President Kennedy against a walkout. In another effort apparently to halt the strike, Secretary of La- bor Arthur J. Goldberg said Sun- day officials representing the night engineers union, the TWA Counci! of Airilae Pilots and the R. A, Brown, flight engineers' union president said in ment that. "Out of respect for the concern of the President over the balance of payments situation and our concern lor the unemployment hardships which would be inflicted on a large numbe. of airline em- ployes it has been agreed W Ibntt tht. strike to TWA." TWA carries a little more (ban per eeat of the travel W m" company had afread M meet with The otttr H tfc. Gokfeen the mm
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