Abilene Reporter News, June 27, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO, 11 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 27, 1982-THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Pren (IP) Official Says Estes Deals Noted Early EYES ON TITLE A dozen contestants for the Miss Universe title pose on steps of New York City Hall Tuesday. From left, front row, are Jeanette Buena- ventes of Morocco, Hazoume Gillette of Dahome, Kedesch Pernande of Luxem- bourge, Sezar Gulav of Turkey; center row, Hazel Williams of Wales, Nouhad of Lebanon, Conchita Roig of Spain, Christine Delit of Belgium; top row, Christina Apostolou of Greece, Issa Stoppi of Italy, Judith Mazor of Israel and Josie Dwyer of Ireland. (AP Wirephoto) ASTRONAUT PICKED Six Orbit Flight Due in Summer WASHINGTON Unit-] ed. States announced today that! the next manned orbital flight will be planned for as many as six orbits, sometime later this Bummer, with astronaut Walter1 M. Sch.ir.ra as the pilot. D. Braiuerd Holmes, mannec space flight director of the civil ian space agency, said the deci- sion as to the specific mission- that' is, how many orbits will ac tually- be depend upon many technical factors which wil be evaluated constantly up to the To Formulate Dr. Soblen Is Missing, Wife Claims NEW YORK Robert A. Soblen, convicted spy who is due to surrender Thursday for a life sentence, was reported miss- ing by his wife, the government said today. Soblen, 62, was convicted of spy- ing for the Soviet Union. He is due to surrender in federal court. The government said his wife has reported him missing since Monday. Judge William B. Herlands is- sued a bench warrant for Sob- len's arrest on a motion by Asst. U.S. Ally. David H. Hyde. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were reported hunting for Soblen. The judge also scheduled a hear- ing at which U.S. Ally. Robert M. Morgcnthau is to ask that Soblen's bail be forfeited. Morgenthau said the govern- ment had notified Soblen's lawyer, Ephraim S. London, that Soblen See SDBLEN, Pg. 10.A, Col. 7 Approximately 100 Democrats Vacationing? Keep Up With Terry There's no need for you to miss Terry or anylhinq else that goes on while you're cway. We'll gladly save your papers for you, package them in a plastic container and de- liver them upon your return all at no extra cost. Call OR 3-4271, Circulation Dcpt, or see your ogcnt. time of flight during Abilene, San Angclo and Wichita Falls areas attended a dutch luncheon at the Windsor Ho- tel Wednesday to hear plans for a series of 10 party rallies out- lined by J. lid Connally of Abi- lene, chairman of the State Democratic Executive Commit- tee. Included in the group at the luncheon were Frank Kelly of Colorado City, C. Brown of McCamey, commitlceman from the district, Bowen Pope of Hamlin, Mitchell County Judge ic Ocean Elmer Martin. District Judge El- would be Mahoti of Colorado City, Harry Ratliff, Mitchell County Democratic Chairman, Austin Me- Cloud of Colorado Ciiy, G u a n Strange of Westbrook, Johnny Ammons of Roby, Frank Wilson of Snyder, Leon Thurman of An- son and Bill Lonslev of Stamford. first turns around the earth. If the mission goes to six orbits it would involve a nine-hour flight, compared with the 4Hi hours of three-orbit missions. The two U.S. orbital flights so far have been for three turns. The flight plan will call for con- siderable drifting flight to con- serve fuel for re-entry maneuver- ing. If the flight goes to five or six orbits it would mean landing; about 300 miles northeast of Mid- way Island in the Pacifi although the space craft launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. That is because of the rota- tion of the earlh during the extra flight time. A four-orbit mission would bring the craft down about 300 miles cast of Midway. Landing poinls for one, two or three orbits would remain the same as in earlier Mercury-Atlas missions, off the southeastern coast of the United States. In making the announcement, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration official said: "We believe that another three- orbit mission will increase consid- erably our growing knowledge of space flight. Anything more than three orbits should be considered a bonus." NEWS INDEX SECTION A Food page 4 To Your Good Health 5 Obituaries........., Business Outlook...... 15 Sports............ SECTION B Women's news......... 7 Amusements 10 Bridge 10 Comics..............11 Editorials 12 Rodio-TV logs........ 17 WHERE TO VOTE Procedures Tor voting in Thursday's city charier elec- tion were outlined Wednesday by City Attorney John David- son. Voters in county Precincts 10, 11, 12 and H will vote at Ihe Abilene Christian College Fire Station, 558 E.N. 19th St. Voters in county Precincts 9. 13, 15 and 38 will vote at the Abilene High School cafe- teria, N. 6th St. Voters in county Precincts 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 17 will vote at the Abilene-Taylor County Health Department, 2241 S. 19th SI. Voters in county Precincts 4, 5, li, 19 and 39 will vole at the Bonhnm School Library, 4250 Potomac St. Davidson pointed out that the county voting precinct is listed on the poll tax receipt and that voters should vote in the designated place. People holding poll lax re- ceipts which do not have a designated county precinct number are eligible to vote at any ot the four polling places but arc urged lo vole at the one nearest their home, Davidson added. Polling places will remain open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. vestigators were told today the Agriculture Department had ad- vance warning Billie Sol Estes' get-rich-quick deals in cotton acre- age allotments were outside the law. Paul E. Kamerick, assistant counsel to the Senate Investiga- tions subcommittee, testified he has learned that the warning was given as far back as Dec. 20, I960, and that every one of Estes' disputed cotton acreage deals was sanctioned at later dates by farm aid officials in Texas with no one in Washington calling a halt. He said H. L. Manwaring, Agri- culture Department deputy ad- ministrator of production adjust- ment, ruled on that date in 1960 that the complex deals under which Estes was to sell land to farmers, then lease back the cot- ton acreage allotments on these acres, appeared to constitute a scheme or device which should not be approved. Kamerick, a former FBI agent, said he found the Agriculture De- partment to be a sort of bureau- cratic jungle that needs an over- haul. But he said he considers it is inconceivable that inefficiency ESTES AND BROTHER West Texas promoter or carelessness alone could ex- Billie Sol Estes (left) and his brother, Word Estes, leave Reeves County Courthouse at Pecos Tuesday after two days' W selection in his tria! on statl felony theft charges. (AP Wirephoto} Warning Issued In 1960 Report WASHINGTON in-, dais flowing from the collapse of Estes' Texas financial empire. Freeman once said the Estes af- fair was being ballooned out of all aroportion but later he was quoted by Sen. Karl E. Mundt, R-S.D., as saying he regretted the remark. Sen. John L. McClellan, the subcommittee chairman, re- viewed in an opening statement the law that Congress enacted in 1958 which made it possible for "armers, if crowded out of their .ands by public projects, to trans- fer their cotton allotments to oth- er land acquired by them. "Under these circumstances al- lotments have a distinct monetary- value; land with a cotton allot- ment in a cotton-producing area is far more valuable than land without a cotton Mc- Clellan said. During 1961, he said, See ESTES, Pg. 18-A, Col. 3 happened in Ihe case. Secretary of t L. Freeman a Judge Postpones Estes Fraud Trial witDess_ kamerick.s testimony op. ened the Senate subcommittee's massive investigation of the scan- By RAYMOND HOLBROOK PECOS Judge. J. IT. Starley postponed today the trial of Billies Sol Estes on state charges of defrauding a fellow Reeves County farmer and said he would move the case out of West Texas. Judse Starley said Judge John F. Onion ot 175th District Court in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains or West Texas. It was in these areas thnt Ihe 37-year-old promoter built his fi- nancial empire which crashed when he was imiicled by a fed- eral grand jury in El Paso on charges i. bilking million out of finance companies for loans on liquid fertilizer tanks which the federal government says never in Bexar County (San Antonio) Was agreeable to accepting the existed. case. j Eslcs surprised Pecos residents But Starley added that a final decision on whether the trial would be transferred there or to some other cily still farther past would not be announced until late Most of Early Losses Recovered BULLETIN Early losses were mostly recovered in the stock market by the end of the fifth hour of trading Wednesday, the lo- cal office of Eppler, Guerm Turner Inc., reported. Dow-Jones industrials -were off 84 cents, rails off 55 cents an" utilities were up Z cents in a recovery started after in- dustrials had dropped 4.05 at the end of the second hour. Volume was and state officials when he asked for an immediate trial on a stale charge that he had defrauded! Thomas A. Bell, a Reeves County! NEW YORK stock farmer, out of in a eased to a moderate loss chase agreement involving fertil-jin fairly quiet trading this after izcr tanks. Both the state and defense said they opposed a change in loca- After a day anil a half of al-i The action was in marked con- lion of the trial, but Judge Star-jtempting lo form a jury panel, [trast to sharp swings of the two ley said he felt il should be j Estes' attorneys last night askctlj previous sessions, moved out of Reeves County to for a delay. John Cofer, an attor-l Losses of most key stocks were obtain a fair and impartial trial, ney, requested that the trial be He said he did not want indefinitely "until such transfer the case to any county PANEL OPERATIONS DETAILED Qualified voters go to four spe- cial polling places Thursday to decide whether the city should have a new charter and if so, to select a 15-man Charter Commis- sion to write a new "constitution" (or the city. The vole is expected to be lighl though members of Ihe local League of Women Voters hove conducted a vigorous "gel put-' the-vote" campaign and high cily officials have made numerous talks lo civic organizations ex- plaining the need and promoting voter interest. All citizens holding poll tax re- ceipts or exemptions nre eligible lo vote. Polls will he open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There have designated two northsido and two southside poll- ing places. These are at Ihe ACC Fire K.N.'Wlh St.; Abilene High School Cafeteria, 2800 N. 6th" Abilene Tay- lor County Health 'Department, 2241 S. 19th St.; and Bonham School Library, 4250 Potomac St. If the question of a new char- time as a fair trial can be ob- lained whether it is the next term of court or two or three terms of court away." Cofer contended the questioning of prospective jurors indicated they had knowledge of federal in- dictments against Estes and con- gressional and slate probes of his activities. The defense lawyer said such tcr is decided affirmatively, the] When completed, the new the commission will come j Ihe NML booklet says. "This is j information would be inadmissa- ble in Ihe current trial, bul that Charter Vote Is Tomorrow under SI- Despite reports of good sales autoi ly. Chemicals showed declines. of the citizens for ratification or withstand the tests of time and change in the form of govern- 15-man commission selected would be submitted to a vote up with a document which will especially true it they include the same ballot will convene and start the I ask of framing a totally new charter. A list of 25 business and civic lenders nominated by the City Commission is ou the ballot. There also is space for write-in candidates. Nominess on the printed ballot are .1. Floyd Malcom, Dan Boone, John DeFord, Thco Ash, W. Lee Byrd, Garvin Beauchamp, Heed Ingnlsbc, .lames E. Russell, Dr. John C. Stevens, John Crulchfield, Floyd Childs, Garnet Gracy, A. Crutehcr Scott, George Mintcr, Dan Sorrclls, Bryan Bradbury, Robert J. Tiffany, Russell Day, C. G. Whiltbn, Mrs. 'J. F, Conlan, liiley Maxwell, Dnrrcl Knight, Hudson Smnrl, Rufus Sivlcy and Marshall lioykiri. Purpose of the new c h n r I e r would be to do awny with ambl gullies and confusion prevalent in the present chnrter which was originally drawn in 1911. City officials hope thisjrapid change better than did ihe menl." lecision can be made ill conjunc ion with the November general election. If the Charier Commission is empaneled in Thursday's election, it will operate as a special legis- lative body beyond the control of the City Commission or any oth- er governmental power. make its own rules of procedure and conduct its business as it sees fit. Since no procedural rules can be made until the commission is sworn in, no one can speculate on how the work will be carried out. However, individuals or organi- zations will be allowed to appear before the group to offer sugges- tions, request specific provisions and appeal for changes In other passible provisions. Cily officials, led by Mayor C, R. Kinartl who urged the fram- ing o( a new chnrter, expressed present 51-year-old point is City Manager Robert M. In 1946, man has criticized the to pi charter, modern "The present charter is a of gover lure of legal phraseology, mayor sentence structure and for many detail which results in a than ment difficult for precise for pretation even by attorneys attempt to incomprehensible to Ihe in gov citizen. This style presents amcndm riers both to understanding interpretation, and demands some ca stant disillusio The National Municipal to the ea In a booklet written to guide after year ter commissions, calls for charte plete new charters when Ihe lo finish I ones have become inoperable hcen dor Abilene officials say this booklet co present "If a charter requires many an fundamental changes it is in whic better to submit them as t> provis new draft of a complete Ihe charier was council manager commission form y years than one city has been years because of produce a basic. the NML commission has amendment seven it made il impossible for his ent to obtain a fair trial at this time. Cofer cited a Texas statute which provides for a delay in case Sec TRIAL, Pg. 1S-A, Cols. 2-3 WEATHER V. S. DKi'AUTMENT 01' COMMEUCl-' U'KATIIKK llUKKAi: (HValtiiT map. Pasr. AitlUCN'K AND VICINITY UUilius -10 miles) Continued partly cloudy with scnitcrcrt showers Hi rough Thursday. HiKh Wednesday and Thursday around 90 Low Wednesday ay nlirti ,T round 70, EMPKRATUKKS TI: rs 81 Ml ttf M............ -I-no IB ill............ 7.1 70............ H8 ttntl low lor' 9 n.m 67. Hik'h low same lnMt year: Simst-l lant night: aunrlif tftdny: tonirtl; Bnromfllcr reading at noon: M.24, Humidity noon: 60 per cent._______ Most Rain In County Area The Coleman County area got rains up to 2.00 inches Tuesday night and the Abilene region has prospects for additional rainfall .ate Wednesday. Heaviest reported total was 2.00 at Shields in the south part of Coleman County. Gouldbusk had 1.50, Whon 1.00, Rockwopd 1.30, Lake Scarborough 1.60 and Cole- man itself .80 inch. The only additional rain reported was the Tuscola Ovalo Buffalo Gap area of Taylor County with Tuscola's .20 inch the largest to- tal. The forecast for Wednesday was for partly cloudy skies, with pos- sible showers. The day's high was expected near 90. WHERE IT RAINED Buffalo Gap ...................04 Burkett Coleman .80 Glencove trace Gouldbusk Lake Scarborough Leaday Liberty Kockwood......... Santa Anna Shields Silver Valley mobile shares were off slight-lTalpa 1.50 1.50 .40 .07 1.30 .45 2.00 .20 .42 dce'porJTuscola Whon 1-00 Million Boom in June Building New construction in Abilene include: month olimbed to witr. the addition of almost in permits issued since last Friday. The new total climbs to within of June of last year, the month when the million per- mit for the modern downtown shopping center was issued. Two permits totaling make up the bulk of permits is- sued during the last four days of business. A permit amounting to SVB.-IOO was issued to Jack Belsky for'a new shoe store at 4130 N. 1st St.. and a permit for nn addition was issued to the Ep- worth Methodist Church, 1102 N. Willis, Eleven residential starts amounting to were ap- proved. The remaining amount in- cludes some alterations ant! re- movals and n permit to Mack Epen for a nc.w cold stor- age vault at 2626 N. 2nd St. New permits issued Kri- Harrcll Jann, enlarge residence at 1625 Shellon, J. H. Latt, move residence at 2602 Cypress St., ?225. George Yonge, new residences at 2117 and 2125 Marsalis, and respectively. Cherry Valley at 2533 Greenbriar, 551. ''''I Stuart Leach, carport at 3028 N. 8lh St., H. G. Castle, move residenet at 3028 S. 3rd, T. L. Plowman, enlarge dcnce at 1117 Elm, Peerless Homes, new residence at 2334 Windsor, Alden Cathey, new residence at 2526 Woodridge Dr., Don Wright, new residence st 2134 Itiver .Oaks Circle, Nathan Morris new at 5357 Llano 5334 mo Dr., 5S02 Alamo and 5350 Alamo Dr., Cast Your Charter Commission Vote Thursday ;

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