Abilene Reporter News, June 29, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 13 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS fnm Greet President, Wife On Mexico Visit MEXICO CITY (API-President Kennedy arrived in Mexico today for a three-day visit. The smiling young U.S. chief ex- ecutive and his wife were given a spectacular welcome as they emerged from their big prcsiden tial jet in front of a painted circle where 52-year-old President Adolfo Lopez Mateos waited. A 21-gun salute boomed, and about people in and around the airport cheered and ap- plauded. Huge American and Mexican flags made of flowers decorated the building, and a 30-foot- high floral piece depicled the twi chief executives shaking hands. President Kennedy was wearing I dark blue suit, and Mrs. Ken- nedy had on a green coat and green bell-shaped hat. Welcoming his visitors with a handshake, Lopez Mateos said friendly ties were growing be- WEATHER U.S. DEI'JIllMENT Of COMMERCE IVUATHEK BUKHAU Itt'eaihrr map, pane 3-A) ABILENb ANU VICINITY Utadius 40 miles) Continued partly clouay and warm throush Saturday with only a Jew afternoon thundcrshiiwers expected in the area. HiKh Friday near 90. Low Friday night near 70. High Saturday near TEMPERATURES Thlln. p.m. Frl. 6HXI 84 7'00 so 79 78 75 _____..... 79 74 82 74 84 High and low for 24-hours ending at t a.m.: 89 and 70. Hlnh and low same dare last year: 03 and 70. Silnsct last sunrise today: sunset lonlcht: Barometer readmit at noon: 2H.23. Humidity at noon: M per cent. Iween the people of Mexico an' the United Stales because of "new spirit of underslanding mak ing us conscious of common re sponsibilities." "Our two nations indeed havi much lo talk he said. Departing from his prepared ar rival statement, Kennedy told hi host the U.S. parly came as goot neighbors, following in the foot steps "of one of my most distin guished predecessors, Franklin D Roosevelt." The President said the Unitec Slates and Mexico are both "chil dren of and "it is my ro hope that the spirit of our revolu- lion is as alive today in our coun Iry as the spirit of your revolulion is in yours." "As you have recently said, Mr Kennedy told the Mex ican leader, "until every child has meal, until every man who wants a job can get one, unti. every one who wants a home cat iind one, then lire revolulion ol :his hemisphere is incomplete." In huge Zocaio Square, hours before the presidential motorcade arrived, thousands of spectators were massed and the mood was one of festive excitement. There was nol a sign of anti-Yankee feel ing. On the contrary, there were literally thousands of welcome manners and signs. Regular army troops and the purple-garbed university cadets were on hand, along with thou- sands of boys, some in white T- shirts with denim trousers, others in red T-shirts and white trousers They were pan of Ihe official wel- come lo the area of Ihe Naliona Palace. There were people See KENNEDY, Pg. 15-A, Col. 3 CONSERVATIVE FIGURES Abilene Now Has Residents Abilene's fast growing popula lion was estimated on the conserv- ative side at about Fridaj morning by Miltord Riggs, head of the Chamber of Commerce's Industrial Development division. Thai's about more citizens than the U. S. Bureau of Census found when it counted noses for the 19GO lotal, but it's under the predicted a year ago. Riggs is quick to say that his cslimate probably is m, Ihe low side, a trail of the Chamber of Commerce which brought them the unusual distinction of being the only such group in the state to underestimate its city's 1960 population. Tlie Chamber's guess then was Though Riggs' figure is conserv- ative, it is more optimistic than the number estimated by Prof. J. D. Osborne, urban sociology teacher at Hardin Simmons Uni- versity. Prof Osborne engineered an estimate before Ihe official figure was known which missed the exact total by less than 200. Friday morning, Prof. Osborne said he figures the cily now has about maybe slightly more. "I haven't made any compula- tions since June 1, so it might be 8 little he said. H_ speculated Ihe magic 000 figure may come about Oc- lober. The estimate of by this month made by Riggs was based on a graph curve projection es- tablished from growlh figures of previous years. He admitted last year there is considerable room for error in this method. His graph showed Abilene's pop- ulation al about lasl De- cember. Bruce Clark, the city's new Sec ABILENE. Pi.'. 4-A, Col. 3 Soblen May Be Returned Home Soon By EMC GOTTGETKEU JERUSALEM, Israeli Secti expulsion that cou lodge him back in U.S. ham seemed in prospect today for D Robert A. Soblen, bail-jumpin fugitive from life imprisonme in the United Slates as a S viet spy. It was learned authoritative that Prime Minister David Be Gurion's government is not wi ing to grant Soblen a visa to sta in Israel and that, his health pe milting, he is expected to ousted soon. The action may come before h is brought to trial on the allega lion of entering Israel with fals charge which Soble denies. Cabinet machinery went int lighest gear following the arriva his morning of a U.S. State De partment request thai Soblen b returned lo the United States t start serving the sentence he wa mpposed lo start Thursday. Ben-Gurion is understood I lave been consulted personally Though it is an Interior Ministr responsibility, the case is expec ed to involve the foreign and ju. ice ministries as well. Informec circles said the Cabinet woul consider the case at its regul; meeting Sunday. The ailing, 62-year-old Soblen seized here less than 60 hours af cr he jumped bail in York, was taken to the hospita n Ramieh Prison when he com plained he did not feel well, doctor testified at his trial las fune thai Soblen was incurably ii vith leukemia cancer of th blood and then had 12 month -0 live. A spokesman for Israel's justic ministry indicated his govern ment would be sympathetic lo vard Washington's demand fo joblen's return. He said Israe does not want to become a refug or persons convicted abroad. The United Slates and Israel d lot have an extradition treaty, bu nformants here said Israel coulc land Soblen over anyhow. Market Scores Good Advance BULLETIN Dow Jones industrials climbed 5.10 at the end of the fifth hour of trading on the stock market Friday, after snaring to 8.03 at one time earlier in the day. The local office of Schneider, Bernd Hickman Inc. re- ported rails were up .62, utili- ties up 1.31 on a volume of FIRST GO SATURDAY Guardsmen Begin Louisiana Trek Two hundred National Guard ar- :illerymen will leave Abilene at 4 a.m. Saturday on a two-day mo- tor convoy lo annual summer camp in Fort Polk, La. About 850 more West Central Texans ail infantrymen in- cluding 72 from Abilene will cave by bus early Sunday. De- larlurcs begin from midnight Saturday night in Abilene, Sweet- Masked Bandits Hit at Stamford STAMFORD (RNS) Four men, three of them with slock ings pulled over their laces, robbed Ihe Wylie Oil Co. Sham rock service station near Slam ford early Friday morning. The quartet look between and Tommy John Olexey, 29, serv- ice station attendant, was slugged with a pop bottle by one of the robbers and was tied up. suffered two cuts on the head which required stitches lo close. He was treated al Slam- ford Memorial Hospital and re- leased. One of tour had a pistol, HasMI County Sheriff Garlh Onr- red jakt, A statewide alarm was put out hy the Department of Public Safety for a black Kord, from lfi.57 to 1059 model, in which the quartet was believed traveling. The robbery happened about a.m. The DPS reported a black 1959 Ford was stolen at Burkburnett sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. Friday. Officials believed the two events might be related. The service station, managed by John Petty, is located about, a quarter mile north of Stamford on Highway 277, over in Haskoll County. The unmasked bandit was de- scribed as n while man between 25 and 30 yenrs ot ngc. An Abilene couple, Mr. and Mrs, Alexandra Caslllcs, were in n stalled car nearby and hoard Olcxcy call. They locnlcd and un- tied him. water, Slamford and Snyder, at a.m. at Ballinger, 1 a.m. al Brady, a.m. al Coleman, a.m. al Santa Anna, 2 a.m. at Brownwood and Slephenville, to a.m. at Lampasas, Both the artillery convoy and the infantry buses are to arrive in (he Louisiana camp about noon Sunday. Slightly less than 300 of Ihe 060 West Central Texas guards- men from Ihe 36th Division are from Abilene. Major Landon H. Hill, executive officer of Ihe 1st Rocket-Howit- zer Battalion, 1.11st Artillery will :ead the early Saturday morning convoy from Abilene. Wilh four huge 8-inch howit- zers being towed by 10-ton trucks, a giant wrecker and more than a score of jeeps, three quarter- ton trucks and 2'i-lnn trucks, the convoy will be refueled at North Fort Hood and Ihe artillerymen will spend Saturday n i g h I at Crockett in far East Texas. The convoy will resume early Sunday for the final leg of the trip to North Fort Polk.. LI. Col. Vaidcn P. Hiner, bat- talion commander from Abilene, will meet the convoy in Crockett. About 20 artillerymen arc already at Fort Polk on advance detach- ments. The three Abilene artillery, Icrics are: Headquarters Battery, 92 cii- Istcd men and 3 officers, com- manded by Capt. Julius Kiibena. Ballccy A, 63 men and three officers, commanded by Cnpl. By-, ron B. Merrill. Battery B, 43 man and five offi- tkt GUARD, I'd. 4-A, Col, 4 Freeman Criticized For Lack of Records 4 DcGINKERS OF THE WORLD, REUNITE! Among the first of the old Camp Berkeley staff members of the Medical Administrative Corps OCs to arrive for the 20th anniversary reunion the "Hotel staff's officers are, from left, Bob Green of Chickasha, Okla., Francis D. Sullivan of Carlisle, Pa., Dr. Wayne Starkey of Altus, Okla., and Dr. I. A. Iverson of Ludington, Mich. The reunion began Friday morning and lasts through Sunday. (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) Hotel DeGink Days Relived As Berkeley Exes Gather Maj. Gen. George E. Armstrong, SA arrived by plane in bilene Friday afternoon and was iet by a delegation of men from cross the country. To the men ho met Ihe plane, it wasn't eorge it was "Army" rmstrong. Thai's the name the general ent by 'way back when hen Camp Barkeley here was peraling in Ihe full swing of artime mass production and the en-U, Col. Armstrong was as- stanl commandant of the Med- al Administrative Corps Officer andidate School. Thai was when the staff mem- ers of the school nicknamed eir own officers club the "Hotel eGink." Gen. Armstrong, who later be- anie Army Surgeon .General, is ere to attend the 2flth annivei ry reunion of the school slaf embers, which is being held a Thunderbird Lodge Friday iturday and Sunday. Also on hand for the reunion Brig. Gen. Roy C. Hcflcbower u' relired, who was command of the Medical Rcplaccmen Center and comman ml of the MAC-DCS, n fact, he was almost the only mmander. One of the first ad nistralors lo arrive at the new- established camp in the sum- cr of 1941, Gen. Heflebowei is Ihe commanding officer when irkeley was deactivated foui ars later. Ex-DeGinkers from across the miry have arrived in Abilene Don't Miss GASOLINE ALLEY Jnclc Walt and all the rncm- jcrs of family want you o keep up with them while on vacation, We'll save papers in our Vacation- 5ak, deliver ihem upon yo'w return all at no extra cost. 3-4271, 9? tM ywr GEN. 'ARMY' ARMSTRONG ex-MAC-OCS deputy CO for the reunion. Already on hand as early as Friday morning were former staff members from Okla- homa, Pennsylvania and Michi- gan. Gen. Hcflcbower and his wife now live in Washington, D.C. The first activity for Hie DeGink- ers will be a social get-together at the Thunderbird Friday at 5 p.m. On Saturday, a business ses- sion is set for 10 a.m. followed by a bus trip to Dyess Air Force Base for a lour and lunch in the Orbit Room of the officers' club. Following lunch, the delegates will lour an Atlas missile site Al 7 p.m. they will be honoret with a social hour and dinner al the Abilene Country Club, Sun day has been set aside for tht MAC-OCS staffers lo follow their own plans. The Abilene reunion was callec by a group of the ex-officers who reunited in 1956 in Michigan. The only previous reunion was in 1951 in Washington. Chairman of the reunion com mittee is Bob Springer, Abilene insuranccman. Also on the com mitlee are Dr. 0. E. Harper ol Abilene, who was on the stall most of the time: Malcom Meek of Abilene and Bob Westerburg of Lubbock. Mundt Says Data On Estes Missing Giant Viet Nam Attack Started By MALCOLM W. BROWNE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) to Vietnamese troops were dropped or airlifted into a Communist controlled zone miles north of here today in hopes of catching the Viet Cong's top commissar for the Saigon re- gion. The operation was described as (he largest airborne combat mis- sion ever carried out by the gov- ernment against 'the Viet Cong. Two battalions paratroopers were dropped into the area and other Iroops were lifted by U.S. and Vietnamese helicopters. The landings reportedly went off without an incident. By late after- noon no conlncl with encniy forces had been reported. The whole operation was cloaked In secrecy. The mission apparently was triggered by a tip that Saigon's top Communist leader maintained headquarters in the zone, due north of here. Unusual police ac tivity has been nolcd in Saigon for several days. The thickly forested zone has been considered completely under Communist control. Service on a spur railroad through the region was discontinued lasl fall, and government forces also abandoned a road running parallel to the railroad. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Butincis Outlook...... 10 Bridjt 15 SSCTiOM B To Tour Good rltolth I Womtn't mwi......., TV 4 AmuMfiMRtt.......... I Comltf Uitiritll............ 10 WASHINGTON Karl Mundt, R-S.D.. clashed With Secretary of Agriculture Orville L Freeman today over a lack of written records of conversations dealing with the Billie Sol Estes case. "I can't see the reluctance of he department to plug a loop- Mundt commented as Treeman underwent questioning jefore the Senate Investigations subcommittee. Freeman spoke of "too much red tape." Freeman had testified earlier le has taken steps he considers adequate to prevent incidents such as the Estes case in the future, and has issued directives designed to "make clear to the whole system that irregularities would be dealt with sharply.' Mundt complained that many officials in the Agriculture De- partment had kept no written rec- ords of their conversations deal- ng with the Estes case. The department has canceled a num- ber of c o 11 o n allotments trans- 'erred to Estes, and has imposerJ penalties on the Texas financier. Mundt suggested that orders be ssued requiring a written recorci of some kind be kept of such conversation. Freeman said such action is be- ng considered; but said record ceeping sometimes can be carried .00 far. "We are-often cdlicized for too many papers floating around, too much red he said, to which Mundt replied with criticism of to plug a loophole. Mundt said Freeman might dis ike wasting paper on m e m o s vhich might float around, but said this seemed better than hav- ng bills floating around oosely. He did not elaborate. Mundt also recommended that 'rccman require county commit- ees to sign receipt books which vould provide a permanent rec- n'd showing whether they actually lad received important directives ightening precautions against rregularity. Freeman has leslified it still is n dispute whether the Reeves County, Tex., Agricultural Stabili- alion and Conservation Commit- ee did or didn't receive a copy of a memorandum warning against the Esles-lype of cotton acreage allotment transfers. Freeman said the receipt plan is one of the things a special ad- visory group is studying now. acknowledged it would have been helpful in resolving the issue. Freeman contended new direc- tives plus basic policy statements have tightened procedures to the point that the Washington head- quarters must be notified "tht minute irregularities are discov- ered" by state or county agricul- tural stabilization and- conserve Uon committees. Chairman John L. McClellan, D-Ark., demanded documents to back up Freeman's claim. The secretary promised to copies of his directives. Heavy Rain Falls South of Wingate Two inches of rain fell Thursday a mile south of Wingate and Abi- lene received only a trace from widely scattered. showers in area during the latter part of day. The. shower activity is expect- ed to diminish, according to Friday forecast from the U. S. Weather Bureau here which calls for continued partly cloudy and warm weather through Saturday with only a few afternoon thun- dershowers expected. Up to one half Inch of rain fell at Sweetwater and Coleman and esser amounts in several other areas of West Central Texas. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport........Trace Total for Year 10.96 NorrnU for Year..........11.77 BALLINGER ..................02 Trace .50 .35 .50 .10 .19 2.00 .40 BUFFALO GAP COLSMAN OVALO SWEETWATER TUSCCLA. WINGATE 1 mile south.......... Bessie A. Clark Succumbs at 65 Bessie Amelia Clark. 65, of 918 Mulberry, a native Abilenten, died at a.m. Friday at Hen- drick Memorial Hospital where she had been a p a I i e n t for two weeks. She had been ill about a year. Rosary will be said Friday at p.m. in Laughter-North Fu- neral Chapel. Mass will be said al 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Cat'..Jlic Church wilh burial :o be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. She was born April 12, 1897, the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Sarah Amelia Clark. Before her retirement in May, 1061, she was bookkeeper and sec- for the West Texas Cham- >er of Commerce for 10 years. She iad made her home with her sis- .cr, Mrs. Edith Clark Smith, for the past 15 years. In the mid-1940's, she was a partner with her brother, Pres- ,011 Clark, in the Clark Hardware Co, at 302 Chestnut. Miss Clark attended Abilene public schools and graduated from Abilene High School. She was a secretary for the Abilene Southern and later secretary and assistant to Dr. T. B. Bass at Abi- enc Stale Hospital. She then be- came secretary and office man- ager for the Doctor's Clinic at 1442 N. 3rd. She moved to Dallas and vorkcd for 10 years as secretary 'or Drs, Rouse and Patterson, physicians and surgeons. During BESSIE A. CLARK secretary Miss Clark becarmy secretary for the Episcopal Church of tht Heavenly Rest and after thret years in that position joined tht taff of the March 5, 1851, She. retired May 5, She was a member of Sacwd Heart Catholic'Church and Catholic Business and Profession- al Woman's Club. Surviving are a sister, Smith: two brothers, Jama Ein- ory Clark of Dallas and Preftw of 1241 Jeanette, and numbtr al nieces and nephews. World War II, she was secretary at the U. S. ordnance plant at iutnas. She returned to Abilene In !M4 and became n partner in the hard- ware firm. This partnership wai Clark dissolved when Ihe business win Pitmen Clartt Jr, at Of, sold lo I, A, Banowsky in IMIr A sister, Clark, four brothers, Dan, WUMl and. Frtd,

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