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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 6 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY Haavw GETTING READY FOR THE BIG RODEO Wayne Dobbins, with his face lath- ered for a shave, pours a little more hot water in the tub as Mike.Marks soaks. They were in the float entered by Sub-Deb Club of Winters High School in the rodeo parade Thursday in Winters. The float showed a pioneer scene. This and other floats will participate in another parade here at 4 p.m. Saturday. The win- ners will be announced following that parade. Both Dobbins and Marks are stu- dents at Winters High School. (Staff Photo by Jim Eaton) (See story, Pg. 5-B) f By KatharynDuff Tho Horseless Carriage Club of which includes the Abilene regional organiza- tion, is "a non-profit corpora- tion fountted by and for auto- motive antiquarians and dedi- cated to the preservation of mo- tor vehicles of ancient age and historical value, their accessor- ies, archives and romantic lore." Some 30 members, from Abi- lene. Cisco, Crowell and Brady, are in the local regional club. They have a clubhouse on U. S. Highway 80 West. They go on state and national tours. They participate in area parades. They search for and buy. if they can find, old cars. They tinker and polish and most re- store ancient vehicles with their own two hands. They meet monthly in their in some member's garage. They dress themselves in clothing of the period of their vehicle. And the auto antiquarians may fre- quent dump heaps, as replace- ment of broken parts can be something of a problem. There are some fine old cars represented in the Abilene chap- name a few. the Ray- mond Joneses' Buick, Brush and brass Model T, the.H. B. Carrolls' Cadillac, "mountain truck" (forerunner to Ihe sla- tion wagon) and Locomobile, the Raymond McDaniels' Pierce Arrow, Model T and others, Mary Eula Sears' Pierce Arrow, the C. A. Morrisses' Page, Tim Eyssen's Model T touring job, the Edd Fishels' '09 Buick, MeU' old Chevrolet. And what do the fanciers of old cars do about replacements? Tire changes are simpler now. Because of demand at least one tire manufacturer has tooled up to produce new editions of the tiny old tires. (Fishel some time tack had to replace the .09 Buick's 30 hy tires. A tire company made up a set, complete with the old trademark, the "Non Skid" let- ters forming the tire's tread. Cost, each.) Replacement of parts is some- thing else again. When something breaks the car man can take one or several of these steps: Repair or fabri- cate the part; telephone friends to see if they might have the piece or know where one is; check junk yards; scrounge dump heaps; advertise his needs through the national club mag- mine, Horseless Carriage Ga- ictte. Fishel, president of I he local club had a bit of experience with replacement problem, He and nix wife took iheir Buick to ft national lour at Reno, winning, incidentally a I cup foi the car lorning the (longest distance. They were to make a tour climb up Luther Pass. Before they started, Ihe chain i Market Hits New tow Lave NEW YORK fAP) The stock market sagged Thursday lo a new- low level for the year under the broke on the back wheel. iThe pounding of Iwo waves of selling. Buick is chain-driven, has a llarge friction wheel, carbide I lights, was once owned by Ac- tress Ann Sheridan's father and is a rare vehicle since Buick make many of lliis mod- el.) Fishel couldn't find another chain anywhere. So he look to he dump grounds. Finally, after searching two, he found a chain was on an old water pump. No one was around to pay so Fishel 'borrowed" a short piece. The Buick made it up the mountain. In so doing, the axle housing cracked. The brakes went out. The Fishels came down the ither side of the pass in a great big hurry. Mrs. Fishel's umbrcl- a turned wrong side out. The wind whistling by ripped the antique blouse she was wearing. The brakeless Buick whizzed hrough a herd of grazing cattle. And finally it stopped. The Buick isn't really built for speed. On the road 25 mpb is pretty good. But, consider the mileage, 30 to 32 miles per gallon. And the Buick runs on gas. Premium might ilow it up. -THIRTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Awxialed Prett Commission Rejects Local Engineer Firm By BILL McADA Reporter-News Staff Writer A motion to hire the Abilene engineering firm of Yeatts Decker to design the city's new million sewage treatment plant died in a 2-2 Abilene City Commission vote Thursday and ap- parently struck the firm from further consideration. "I would think they are out of further consideration because the motion failed to Mayor C. R. Kinard said after the vote. The firm, the only local firm among .five being considered, was selected along with the others and interviewed by the commission and city administrative staff of- ficials in a day-long session June 7. Action on the knotty selection problem came as a surprise and left Commissioner Truman P. Kirk "the goat in the as he put it. His abstention in the vote put the motion in the 2-2 tie. The motion to hire the local! tirm, Yeatts Decker, was made' by Commissioner Wiley Connally and supported by Commissioner George Kacrwer. Bolh said they! feel the local firm is fully quali- fied to handle the project. Mayor C. R. Kinard voted with Commissioner Cleve Cullers against the hiring of the local firm. Mayor Kinard prefaced his dicated in past informal discus- sions they favor hiring a local firm. Others have rejected this plan, saying no local firms are qualified for a job of this magni- tude. Under direct questioning, Thurs- day, City Manager Robert M. Tinstman refused to make a rec- ommendation, but he did point out that tlie local firm has no experience in building a plant of the type and size needed. "They (Yeatts Decker) them- selves say they have no expe- rience in building activiated sludge treatment plants capable of han- dling five million gallons or mor Tinstman said. He said "three or four" of the other firms being considered "have had some experience in building what we want." The surprise discussion got off to a hot start immediately after Connally made the motion to hire Yeatts Decker. He called them a "local firm qualified to do the ob." Cullers questioned Connally's motion, "Wiley, you made a mis- Cullers said. Connally asked. "You said that after hearing the interviews, you reached the conclusion that Yeatts and Deck- er were q u a 1 i f i e Cullers answered. "You and George (Kaerwer) both said you thought they were qualified even before we met 'for the interviews'." Connally said Cullers was mis- More commission news Fg. 1-B mission is split" on which it wants! "As you he told the commission, "I ha-e been work- ing to get us together on this! thing." He said it is his feeling that anything less than a unani- mous vote might be injurious to the firm selected. "They would have two strikes against them the first time any little thing went he said. He said a split vote "could hurt taken. "No, f told you that as a firm, and f don't want to be e far as I was concerned, they were qualified until proven not he said. No Comment Kaerwer made no comment, but seconded Connally's motion. After the vote, Kirk said he abstained because "I have the understanding that some firms Won't want the -job if the eom- the goat in the middle." Both Kirk and Kinard express- ed sharp concern over the corn- mission's open discussion of the qualifications of one firm or an- other. The mayor firmly suggest- ed that any furlhur discussion be conducted in an informal meet- ing rather than in a public sess- Mayor Kinard said he "regrets that political considerations" be- came involved in the selection of a firm. "What political considerations do you Connally asked. "There have been political con- siderations all Cullers in- jected. One. commissioner asked: "Now that that part is .out of the way, should we go ahead (apparently meaning with the Here Mayor Kinard urged fur- ther discussion be to an informal; meeting. Tense Dlseasskm During the rapid-fire and some- times tense discussion, Kirk urg- ed fellow commissioners to "get away from personalities and get this thing on.a business-like .ba- sis." Following the meeting, Mayor See LOCAt, Pg. 8-A, Col. 1 Farm Bill Dies in House By GEOFFREY GOULD WASHINGTON (API The ad- ministration's farm bill was killed by Republicans and disaf- vote by saying he had "hoped llfectcd Democrats in the House on would never be put in the position Thursday night in a major set- of voting against a local firm. "But 1 think they are totally unqualified" to do the job. he said. II has been an open secret for some weeks that there has year. back for President Kennedy's pro- gram. The vole was 215-205. The White House said the defeat cost the taxpayers ?1 billion a'sharp split in the commission over the selection of an engineer- ing firm. i Some commissioners have in- Some Southerners joined Repub- lican ranks against the bill, but scattered Democrats from other areas jumped party traces too. The quoted value of stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange lost an estimated S5.8 billion, based on the drop in the Associ- ated Press Go-stock average. Trying to assess the four straight declines this week, brok- ers said there's nothing to put your finger on to explain the light demand for stocks. Failure of a rally to materialize early in the with links which would fit. It jweek was discouraging. 'he AP average fell 4.00 to 205.90, lowest since Oft. 26. I960. The Dow Jones average of 30 in- dustrials slumped 12.59 to 550.49. putting it at its lowest since Nov. 26, 1958. Standard Poor's 500- slock index, dropping 1.19 to 53.59, also was at a 1962 low. Losses of key issues ranged from a few cents to or more while the wide-moving, higher- priced issues were down several dollars. The trading pace accelerated to 4.56 million shares from 3.36 million Wednesday. The selling waves caused the exchange's tick- er tape to lag in reporting floor transactions. Of issues traded. 990 de- clined and 133 advanced. There were 189 new 1962 lows and no new highs. On 29 Counts EL PASO (AP) Biliie Sol! ident, is a director of Superior. Estes, Pecos farm promoter, svasj Alexander, 36. of Amarillo, is indicted on 29 counts here Thurs- j secretary of Superior and before day by a federal grand jury thatj named 16 mail fraud cases, 12 interstate transportation of fraud- ulent securities, and 1 of conspir- joining the firm was service offi- cer for the county farm bureau in Wellington, Tex. Alexander, McSpadden and Orr Named along with Estes in were free under federal bonds indictments were three each on previous in- uals and one company named EsteSi reputed king-pin previous indictments by a federal lf was free on a >rand jury. Thev were Ruel Alexander. Harold Orr, Coleman McSpadden and the Superior Manufacturing Co. Orr. 31. is president of Superior Manufacturing Co., an Amaritlo- based firm which made many of the anhydrous ammonia tanks involved in alleged fake mortgage deals for which Estes and hisj associates earlier were indicted. McSpadden, 45, a Uubbock res- Wilson Slates Another Estes Court of Inquiry AUSTIN Gen. Will Wilson said Thursday he will hold another court of inquiry in thel Biliie Sol Estes dealings in Pecos June 23. Wilson, who had been contem- plating an additional court of in- quiry about a month said the Pecos hearing will be held in County Judge F. H. Ryan's court. The hearing will start at a.m., Wilson said. Wilson said last week that he has been planning the additional inquiry, but his investigation of the alleged oil well drilling ir- regularities in the East Texas oil field has been taking much of his time. Eslcs, the Pecos financier, is under federal Indictment on charges of fraud involving ferliliz cr tank mortgages. Courts of Inquiry have been held hy Wilson in Dallas, Ama- rillo, Plninvicw, ami Uib- bock in April and May. Wilson has been looking into possible state anil-trust violation t and the cotton allotment dealings of Estes. Wilson said that seven or eight witnesses have been subpoenaed to appear before the court. "I cannot say who will be subpoe- naed or the nature of the hearing because I don't want to tip the witnesses to what they will be questioned Wilson said. He said "the main ones" have been served, with the subpoenas, ami the names would be released when all arc served. Wilson said "Generally, the NEWS INDEX Sporti 7 Food nawi 10 Oil MWI 14 SECTION B Woaiiit'i MWI 1, 3 Amuitmtnti 4, 5 OSitu.rl.i 4 EdlMriili Crnnki 7 Him court will deal with almost every- thing, but I can'; say specifically What." Asked by The Associated Press if any of the information he ob- tained during a grand jury inves- tigation at Franklin, Tex., would be used in the court of inquiry, Wilson said, "I am not free to say that." Wilson, or a representative of his office, sat in on all of the testimony given during the last five weeks at Franklin, where the Robertson County grand jury was probing the June 3, 1961 death of federal agriculture official Henry H. Marshall. Among the witnesses called to the Marshall investigation were Estes, his attorney John Dcnni- son, and several stole and federal agriculture officials. Marshall was chief o( produc- tion adjustments for the stale Agriculture S t a b i! i 7. ation and Conservation Office (ASO anri as such, overlooked Ihe cotton allot- ments in Texas, similar heavy bond. The indictments were an- nounced in Washington shortly after 4 p.m. (CST) by Attorney General Robert Kennedy. Kennedy said Thursday action was based on the same kind of transaction for which all four defendants were indicted on eight counts last April 5. Kennedy said that the new in- dictment was returned "because if additional and better informa- tion on the case." The grand jury alleged the defendants engaged In a scheme to defraud by selling fertilizer tanks and related equipment, promising future delivery on tanks that did not actually exist. A Justice Department spokes- man said the 23-member federal grand jury which has been in- vestigating Estes' affairs has now completed its work and has been discharged. Wednesday Estes' lawyers tried to block further investigation by the jury, claiming that news- paper, magazine and broadcast accounts had led to biased opin- ions in the case of the 37-year-old one-time "boy wonder." Estes' multi million dollar promotions now are under scrutiny by a number of government agencies. Only Sixteen Vote Absentee Only 1ft absentee ballots hat been cast by 5 p.m. Thursday for the city charter election schedule) for June 28, according to city sec relary Llla Fern Martin. The deadline for absentee vot- ing is 3 p.m. Friday. All citizens listed on the city rolls arc eligible to vote, Miss Martin said. Voting to send tlie measure back to the Agriculture Committee were 48 Democrats and 167 Re- publicans. Voting for passage were 204 Democrats and one Re- publican. Democratic leaders had voiced confidence earlier in the day that .hey had sufficient votes to pass the bill. Their hopes appeared to have been borne out in prelimi- nary lesls, taken on voice and standing votes. But the Republicans carried the day on the final roll call. Such a powerful opponent of the ad- ministration plan as the Ameri- can Farm Bureau Federation had also maintained that the bill would be killed. The bill would have clamped nandatory acreage reductions and national marketing quotas for the 'irst time on feed grains and wheat, tlie crops which have con- tributed most to the massive sur 'jlus slocks now held by the gov irnment. Administration forces argued .hat such controls were the only lope of reducing the cost of fed eral price support programs, say ng that a saving of SI billion could be expected within the first Republicans contended, on the other hand, that the bill was a monstrosity and would put Amer- ican farmers in a legislative straitjacket. making the secretary of agriculture a virtus! czar. The Senate has passed a bill tailored fairly close to adminis- WEATHER t1. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHEK BUBEAU (Weather map. page 3-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 miles) Fair ant! ..hoi through Satur- day wilh increases cloudness Saturday. High both days around 95, overnight low NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS. NORTH. EAST TEXAS; Clear to cloudy and warm Friday and Saturday. High Friday NORTHWEST TEXAS- Clear to cloudy and warm Friday and Saturday. Scattered late thunderstorms. Hieh Friday 90-93. SOUTHWEST Clear to cloudy ind warm Friday and Saturday. High Friday 94-102 TEMI'ERATUKES Thi _____ _____ 90 85 82 tration recommendations, but.it will die unless the House also ap- proves. White Housfl press secretary. Pi- erre Salinger issued this state- ment: "The defeat of the admin- istration farm bill tonight will cost the taxpayers of the United at least an additional billion next year and return -the country to the ruinous deficit farm pro- grams with accompanying growth in our already staggering bil- lion surplus. "It is regrettable that the Re- publican members of the House, with only one exception, chose to make a party issue of this matter instead of voting in the national interest. They will now have to bear the responsibility for the con- tinuing chaos in our agricultural surplus situation." On the other side of the issue, President Charles B. Shuman of the farm bureau said: "Rejection of the administration farm bill by the House of Representatives was a victory for farmers, consumers jand taxpayers. The only losers 2.i.hou'n ending sjwere the political empire builders in Washington. "Moreover, it was a much need- and low same, date last year: B5 nd -it Simsct last night: sunrise toilay: See BILL, Pg. 8-A, Col. 4 and Mrs. John T. JefcWM OFF TO THE RODEO Three children of Mr. Hamlin from left, Joe Lynn, 10, Tommy, 5, and Toby all dressed un with someplace to go in their hom-drwn m all dressed up with someplace to go Hamlin Rodeo. The children participated in the parade o ties. Story Pg. 2-A. (Staff photo by Jimmy Parsons)   

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