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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               Abilene fteporter-. "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS 82ND YEAR, NO. 5 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, PAGES IN TWO SKCuv. Associated Prat (flrf PAGE ONE Some citizens must be exag- gerating. It's probably stretching things to say some of the mosquitoes preying presently on the people are as big as sparrows. Small credence can be given to the declaration by one fel- low that the mosquitoes in his neighborhood are so fat and full they are getting choicy, that they are strong enough to turn his dog tag over to see what blood type he is before they sup. But it is a generally accepted fact that we do have mos- quitoes, in swarms. Health Unit Sanitarian Virgil Morris says they're worse now than at any time since the 1957 flood. Health Unit Engineer Tom Rogers says they're all over town, in areas heretofore not plagued by mosquitoes. They're all over Taylor County. And from neighboring areas come tele- phone pleas to the health office, "What about the Late, heavy rains get the blame for the unusually large crop. Mosquitoes on the leg bring mosquitoes to the mind, so the Health Unit fellows were asked for some information on mos- quitoes and they offer this com- forting data: First, the female of the spe- cies is definitely the more dead- iy- (She bites. He doesn't. He lacks the needlelike organs in the proboscis to do the job. She has it.) Second, when you've been bit- ten by a mosquito (female) .just know you may be making pos- sible the propagation of the breed. (Some female mosquitoes reproduce without a "blood meal." You are it.) Thirdly and therefore, more mosquitoes are in the making. (Unless they can be killed by ''toil spread on water, by insecti- ciSes shot into the air as the health fellows are now doing.) The mosquito, the high school scientists tell us, is an egg, laid singly or in batches on or near quiet waters, for about a day. Then it's in larvae stage, "wig- for about five days. Next comes the pupae and in from seven to 15 days here comes the The Health Unit fellows have collected some Abilene mos- quitoes, larvae or adult, and a state entomologist has identified some of the local varieties. You might be glad to know we have all sorts, Aedes sollicitans, Aedes nigromaculis, Aedes dor- salis, Aedes vexans, Culex tar- salie common Culiseta inornata, to name a few we can't spell. You might be even happier to know there are a couple thou- sand more varieties we don't have here, The war on the mosquitoes couldn't start until the vain stopped, obviously. It won't finally be won with- out a spell of hot, dry, windy weather, the Health Unit people admit. But between slaps, they're fighting. And what can you do individu- ally about the blood-suckers? The Health Unit suggests such activities as checking flowerpots and other containers for stand- ing water, using commercial spray and the like. But the most effective anti- mosquito tactic for the individu- al victim is this: Retreat. Be- hind good, stout screens. Summer Here Today Summer officially arrives in Ab- ilene at p.m. today, and the hot weather is yet to come. The longest day of the year the tun rose at a.m. this morning and wili set at p.m this evening arrived with the mercury yet to reach the 100-de- jretrinirk so far this year. Weathw Bureau officials at the Municipal Airport reported that the warmest It has been so far this year was M degrees on May The official thermometer rlimbed to 17 degrees on three oth the latest being June DOESN'T LIKE CASTRO A demonstrator tosses a painted likeness of Fidel Castro onto flaming remains of a dummy of the Cuban dictator which was kicked, then set afire during a disturbance in New York Wednesday night between pro and anti-Castro Cubans. About two dozen policemen quelled the disorder on Man- hattan's West Side after the anti-Castro demonstrators gathered outside the meet- ing place of the pro-Castro group. No one was reported hurt. (AP Wirephoto) Engineers' Fuss Threat to Plans Boss Of Artists Guild Is Pictured as Law Violator WASHINGTON (AP) Jackie Bright, boss of the American Guild of Variety Artists, was pic- ured at the Senate's B-girl in- vestigation Wednesday as violat- ng federal law by accepting free odgings at a plush resort hotel with which his AFL-CIO union has labor agreements. Officials of the Concord Hotel at Lake, N.Y., in the Cat- skill Mountains, testified that Bright received red carpet treat- no of his position as AGVA's administrative secretary and operating head. Under questioning by the Senate 'nvestigations subcommittee, ho- tel treasurer David Patsiner de- scribed the Concord as a family- type hotel that does not employ B-girls. Ho said the resort books such stars as Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr., Xavier Cugat and Steve Lawrence and Eyde Gorme, and ,ives up to its union contracts to the letter. Two Labor Department investi- gators on loan to the subcom- mittee, Morris J. Emanuel and Lawrence J. Madden, testified thai Bright paid part of a bill they began checking into it last April. Jerome Adlerman, counsel to the subcommittee, contended in questioning the witnesses that Bright violated both the Taft- Hartley and Landrum-Griffin bor laws by accepting favors and not reporting Department. A sworn statement from tho booking agent, Phil Grcenwald, was placed in evidence declaring Greenwald made the arrange- ments because he regarded Bright as "a celebrity bringing esteem to (lie hotel by virtue of his posi- By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON inter- nal wrangle within the her flight engineers union threat- ened Wednesday night to thwart a carefully worked out govern- ment plan for settlement of the tangled airlines labor dispute. Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg and his aides were on the brink of a settlement with ne- gotiators representing flight en- gineers on Trans World Airlines They hoped it would also lead to .settlement on Pan American World Airways and Eastern Air Lines. But there were doubts that un ion adherents on Pan Am and Eastern liked the deal. The union suddenly withdrew its offer to arbitrate outstanding eco- nomic issues with Pan Am and Eastern. Government mediators were frankly puzzled by this turn of events, some interpreting it to mean the Pan Am and Eastern branches of the union were unhap- py with the prospective TWA set- tlement terms. Other government experts were inclined to believe the arbitration offer withdrawal was insignificant since Pan Am and Eastern had insisted on a broader aribitration plan. Also, these mediators felt that once the TWA dispute was set- tled the union would be under pressure to adopt the same terms for the other two airlines. Union negotiators delayed by an hour their return to Goldberg's of [ice Wednesday night lor more talks. President moved in on another airline labor dispute to head off for at least 60 days a strike threatened for midnight Friday on American Air- ines. This involved different is- sues and a different AFL-CIO un- >n. It was reported that the gov- ernment proposal for settling the TWA-engincers dispute and hope- 'ully the Pan Am and Eastern disputes as well, called for these major terms: 1. Engineers would be assured their union, the Flight Engineers international Association, would1 je guaranteed continued bargain- ing rights when jet plane crews are reduced from four men to three, as proposed. 2. .Engineers would agree to take pilot training, but all pres- ent engineers including those now furloughed, would have a priority over pilots for the third-man jet crew position. This would mean that for the immediate future the :rew reduction would be at the expense of the pilots, whose mem- bers would lose one of their pres- ent three jet plane positions. tion in AGVA." them to the Labor Max Greenfield, the Concord au- ditor, and .Max Oppenheim, Mon- totaling more than after'ments, he said. Lawyers for the hotel, Adlerman said, took the position that accep- tance of partial payments from Bright satisfied the law. Bright, who has denounced the investigation as one-sided, sat si- lent during the testimony. He is scheduled for questioning Friday. Emanuel and Madden testified that Bright and members of his family stayed at the Concord for long periods in 1959, 1960 and 1961. Last April 12, they said, he paid (lie hotel leaving an un- paid balance or "complimentary" balance on the books of Patsiner, said he had been told by the Concord's booking agent that Bright was somebody impor- tant and to mark his room and board bills "complimentary." He never sent any bills to the AGVA boss and never expected any pay- No Solution Yet In Ford Dispute By CHARLES R, HORNICK CLEVELAND, Ohio gotiators moved from Detroit to Cleveland on Wednesday but said they had moved no closer to agreement on a bitter local dis- pute that has halted production nationally of all Ford Motor Co. passenger cars. After four hours of bargaining the session recessed for four hours, resumed at 9 p.m. and re- cessed again 50 minutes later un- til 1 p.m. Thursday. Both sides declined comment other than to say no progress was made. After four hours of bargaining, the session recessed for four hours until p.m. Both sides de- clined to comment on what oc- curred at the afternoon session. Some workers -nearly half of Ford's total hourly rated been Idle because ot the deadlock over how many i .4 pieces of work certain employes at the Walton Hills stamping plant southeast of Cleveland should be expected to produce. The stamping plant is a major source of body stampings used in virtually every Ford model, and the company says continuation of the strike could delay marketing of Ford's 196.1 models, originally planned to start in September. The negotiations were moved here after the union raised charges that Ford was using the strike for political purposes in Michigan, a charge that was de- nied hy the company. A major issue apparently is production standard for quarter panels. The union contends that company standards are too high. The company says workers at other plants, using the same equipment, have found the stand- aids easy lo meet. ticcllo, N.Y., lawyer for the Sul- ivan County (N.Y.) Hotel Asso- ciation, sat with Patsiner at the witness table. Oppenheim acknowledged that le serves on an arbitration board which settles disputes between the Concord and other hotels affiliat- ed with the association, and that he also holds a gold card making him an honorary member of AGVA. Chairman John L. McClcllan, D- Ark., told the lawyer the situa- tion was that, "You are on one side of the table negotiating with them (AGVA) and they make you a gold card-carrying member for outstanding service to the union. don't know what it involves but it needs a little explanation." Before turning to Bright's hotel bills, the subcommittee heard tes- timony about vice and racketeer- ing in Florida B-girl joints, where champagne is sold for or a bottle. Daniel P. Sullivan, operating di- rector of the Greater Miam: Crime Commission, cited the ex- perience of a Bronx contractor. Sullivan said the contractor who wasn't named, arrived in Mi- ami Beach a couple of years ago with SGOO cash and in travel fers checks in his pockets. Within a few hours, after visits to two clubs, he found himself sitting in a taxicab stone broke and no knowing how ho got thcic. "You can sit down and in 30 minutes spend and wondct what said Floyd Gol NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sporti 4-6 Food nowt.......... 10-11 Oil news....... IS SECTION B Womcn'i news ........2, 3 Amutements........... 10 Comic.................H IMaMi.............. 12 TV Scent.............. R.dU.TV IMI..........It OblKM'lM............. K MWI 1' Kennedy earlier Undiignosed Illness Kills Albany Girl ALBANY (RNS) A 5-year-old Negro girl was fatally stricken by an uncliagnosed illness Wednesday which hospitalized four of her brothers and sisters. Linda Donnell Lang daughter 3. Engineers would permit TWA to abandon a requirement that newly hired engineers must have mechanics licenses. Obtaining such a license takes prolonged study and the airlines wanted the requirement scrapped to make it easier to use pilots eventually as the pilot-engineer crewman. The problem appeared to be that the government might obtain a TWA settlement only to find it unacceptable as a settlement ba- sis on Pan Am and EAL. Nego- tiators for those two airlines were reported opposed to abandoning the mechanics licensing require- ment for fear it meant eventual death of the engineers as a union craft. Goldberg, serving as chief peacemaker between TWA and its flight engineers union, emerged from all-day talks and told news- men: Kennedy applied the brakes to the strike against for midnight appoint- ing an emergency board to inves- tigate the contract deadlock be- See AIRLINE, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 Middleton Won't Pay Rodgers Bill County Auditor Herbert Middle- ton Wednesday flatly rejected approval for payment of court reporting bill. Middleton issued a brief state- ment citing the legal opinion of County Attorney Bradley Miles as lis reason for rejecting the bill presented by Rodgers and Rod- >ers Court Reporting Service for work done in February March for a 104th District Court ;rand jury. "After much consideration the Rodgers' court reporting bill and being advised by the county attorney that the services in ques tion are illegal, I hereby respect- fully reject the Middleton said in his statement. He declined to elaborate further when ques- tioned by newsmen other than to say he arrived at his decision. HERBERT MIDDLETON won't pay bill gers added. "I was offering my professional services as a court reporter at the Tequest of two professional men, the district at- torney (Todd) and county judge in whom I had the utmost confidence." Rodgers said only he "doesn't know when asked if he might initiate legal action in an effort to force payment of the bUl. He said he wants to confer with his wife before making any deci- sion. Judge Ingalsbe declined cotnt- ment on the opinion, but indicated he was pleased that some sion has been reached in the mat- ter. However, Judge Ingalsbe earlier Wednesday said the bill "will be paid." His statement came during if Nettie Mae Lang, became ill suddenly about It a. m. Wednes- day at lier home in the west part of Albany. Her mother rushed the to a doctor's office, where was pronounced dead on ar- ival about a. m. An autopsy was performed Wednesday afternoon at Hendrick Memorial Hospital in Abilene, but results were not expected to be known until Thursday. Four Lang children and the mother were isolated in a room at Shackelt'ord County Memorial Hospital pending outcome of the autopsy report, a hospital spokes- man here said. AH four children were running high temperatures during the afternoon, but they were said by the attendant to be "doing fairly well" Wednesday night. The two older children, Doris Lee 0, and Philip 3Vs, were re- ported to be more seriously ill than the two younger children, Barbara Ann 1'j and Sharon Ann I'-i months, who were reported in good condition. The mother was not reported to den, beverage board supcrvisoi bc was confined to the See SENATE, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 children's room in ca should be- contagious. Not hospitalized were two other Lang children, David Lewis and Christine. Gravaside rites for Linda Don- ncll will be held at 8 p. m. Thurs day in Albany Cemetery with the Godfrey Funeral Homo In charge of arrangements. Surviving arc the mother, four sisters nml two brothers, all of the home, and tho maternal stop- grandfather find grandmother Mr. and Mrs. Wordie Wright of Albany, in April and held that ADiieue iiiwanis UUD weetuy He offered no comment to was not was reported that Ingalsbe opinion secured from subsequent opinion at the meeting to introduce General Will Wilson s office holding that payment of such a the attorney general's office by Todd held the claim new member and several joking remarks were made from Ste is Miles repeated an with reference to the Middleton disclosed concerning the reporting bill. Wednesday that his general's opinion by Reference comprised the text of a he feels "the attorney bill will be In- being mailed 104th Dist. no more bound by my declared when he reached Tom Todd, through whose 1 am by speakers stand. The remark the bill w is presented acknowledged he said to be his only reference for a copy of his opinion the matter. Todd said he had no office after learning bill presented by Rodgers on Middleton's action. had been for six days' work in taking after a few minutes he Don Rodgers, operator of testimony given before the newsmen he did have a service with his jury meeting in February open March to investigate alleged "From what I hear, the Middleton and the in the Taylor County and listeners are tired of Office, Abilene Police De- anything on this is indeed a real state and other county of- when a bookkeeper It also includes the cost for Asked about the whereabouts up with a legal opinion original anrJ two copies of the grand jury testimony the opinion of the testimony ordered by themselves the center of a general, the district cent controversy Todd county judge and transcribed testimony tersely, "No comment." He court on the in six bound volumes. declined comment when asked an honest debt that was indictments were returned in they are located in a safe in good probes. "Do you think I'm going to over whether the everybody where they would be paid has flared inquired of a (Middleton) has assumed since late April, that I didn't realize had Miles released the opinion, Middleton's rejection of to a at Middleton's request. claim came on the hosts of an embroiled controversy that look place in Commissioners Court Tuesday. Qiunty commissioners and Judge Reed Ingalsbe made a direct request for Middle-ton to approve the claim for payment. Middlelon at the time Broke he still had the matter under getting a "foot in the County Attorney Miles' only charged for an apparently minor ment to Middleton's several Army officers the report said, the Army was that he appreciated the violated no less than created a project of ma- spect the auditor showed for and military laws in proportions simply by the'fc opinion. The opinion was an airfield that the of heavy quantities of twice and supplies and equipment unanimous report also accused higher officials of the 2nd Army area of being "grossly hand." The committee found that this was accomplished through falsi- U.S. DEPARTMENT OF i! not willfully records and false statements HEATIIKK BUREAU (Wrather PHJTT performing their duty Ft. Lee officers that the ma- ABILENE: AND VICINITY (Radius proper disciplinary and services were to be miles) Pair aJid moderately hot throuKh Friday. High both (lays 90 to the builders -of the for other work. low Thursday night 65 to 70. NORTH CENTRAL AMI; NORTHEAST TEXAS: Clear to cloudy and warm airfield at Ft. Lee. Va. The watchdog Government committee said that when Ft. Lee officers learned of an Im- day ami Friday. Thursday 9t-M. NORTHWEST TEXAS: ClMr 10 Committee said that audit by the General Ac- and warm Thursday nnrt Friday. Scattered littti thunderstorms Panhandle. of the trouble at Ft. Lee Office, an officer was in- Wednesday DO-SO. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to cloudy and warm Thursday and Friday. existence of a system in the military services that to "cleanse" the files .tt any material which might prove Thursday 9J-10S. and directives to be to the command. Wed. a.m. Wed. p.m. 70 1-M obstacles which are records were removed lot 68 violated or evaded with the 'report 6S unless one Is caught pressure from the HOUM 68 (VI 6'OQ Army inittotty 69 report noted that the verbal and Ister wrtttM 7.1 __ M 74 t) 00 refused to include the to (he Ft, let offi- a -85 airfield in its budget. Several have since BS and low lor M-honrs tndlnl 91 Mil 63. it Bald, the Quartermaster general gave administrative wai tried V UW 2nd Army hoMing that IHtfl anrt low last year: M "sunset last mint! lilnrln "today: VM: xunHt tomflht: to use up to the statutory limit, from evidence toiled to MlaMMI wfllfe! feat R Ammeter rmmnit timidity B p.m. 9 p.m.: SR.ll wr ctiit. and maintenance funds. vlcUot)   

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