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Publication: Abilene Reporter News July 5, 1962

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WTTHOMT OR WITH OFF6NSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLV IT 3103 02ND YEAR, NO, 19 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNINl 5, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE ONE STAMFORD With this new fadf'fpr wigs spreading across Texas you'can't ,be ifal's hair. She may have grcnW it all by ..herself, On the otheftband, that big bunch of stuff up above her eyebrows may ''be storebBught. Today a blonde, tomorrow a redhead, is foe head of hair, i in the Cowboy; Reunion, which is opt only noteworthy but real ss well. It is sported by Guff Lafoon. It of a trademark fof the 85-year-old cowponcher and fancier of rat- Mr. Lafoon, who lives at Jay- ton.' didn't take part in any of the rodeo events but he was around and he was trailed by the newcomer question, "Is all that hair With whiskers that reach down to here and with hair hanging down in back to match, Mr. Lafoon looks like a proph- et if' a prophet were ever tt> be found ,in a western hat. The whiskers are real. And so is the hair. An airline hostess- found out for herself some months ago. Guff took an airplane ride, a trip to California to see his daughter. "You he says, "they served dinner on the airplane, "These little girls were work- ing hard serving and after they finished one of them came back and sat down by me. "We talked a while and then she reached out and grabbed my beanf and "yanked." (He demonstrated, pulling bis chin c-own "i'WJiy. they are she said. "Want to pull and see? Ten years since I had a haircut and shave." Mr. Lafocm has lived in the Shadow of Double Moustain for long, long time. "Why, when I first saw 'em those'mountains "were just knee he says. Yon get the idea when you're talking with him that he likes to spsof you, but when pressed he will admit to coming to this country, to the Double Mountain couhjry, back in '96. What did he do before he to these parts? "Oh, I "he says with a twinkle. "Outlawed a time back in Vir- ginia." (Newspaper files, however, identify him as a former Rang- er as well as cowboy.) Guff has a way with rattle- snakes, they say. Certainly he has lived long in an area where rattlesnakes can be found. What does he do with a rat- tler? "Eat Fry the meat and eat it, he explains in his peculiarly gentle voice. "Render" the parts you don't cat and get rattlesnake oil. One time, Guff says, he had a bad cough and the doctor had him get a bottle of medicine. He set the medicine up on a shelf, alongside a bottle of rat- lesnake oil he had. "Made a mistake one time. "Got down the snake oil, in- stead of the medicine, and took It. "Never coughed another lick Mr. Lafoon has, in his later years, given up cowpunching and fife out in the Double Moun- tain country. He lives now in Jayton. has given up the rattle- snake hunts. Thus, no snake now. "I rrtiss 'em. But I can get Death Danish Festival ments after he had addressed of a brewery firm in California, thousands of Danes and Ameri- cans gathered for the. 50th an- nual observance at Rebild Na- tional Park in northern Jutland. Just before Henius' address, the crowd had vigorously applauded call by former Vice Presi- dent Nixon for Americans and Danes to stand by the ideals of the American Revolution in the Eace of the Communist threat. Nixon came to the festival at the request of the organizing commit- tee, which always invites a prom inent American to deliver the key- THUD! Barrel racer Cecelia Johnson of Hamlin landed with a thud during the afternoon performance at the Texas Cowboy Reunion rodeo at Stamford. She was not injured, however. Story on Pg. 16-B. (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) '.T" A Real Bang Up Day! It was a perfect day, this 186th Independence Day. The sun was wight, the activities many and lie enjoyment great. Events were held in countless towns and communities, some big, some little. The biggest around lere, aside from the Patriot's Day at Abilene's Fair Park Stadium whch drew a near capacity crowd, were at Cisco, Breckenridge, Sny- der, Big Spriilg and, of course, the inal day of the Texas Cowboy Reunion at Stamford. Each of these events is re' jorted in a separate story in .his morning's papers. The day had its dark side al- so. Two Big Spring men were tilled in an auto mishap at Stanton, 40 miles west of Big Spring. Three Abilene Nikemen were hurt in a wreck on the west Lake Phantom Road. A fourth Nikeman was hurt when his car hit a wall at S. 28th and S. Treadaway. He was in good condition at a hospital later. There were other car wrecks in which no one was hurt. There were minor mishaps which caused con- cern only to the mammas and poppas, the kind that require only little family first aid. Throughout the day could be leard the brief popping and snapping of fireworks, the illegal lind. Fireworks stands in nearby 'mpact did a peppy business. City police estimated they an- swered some 40 calls complaining of fireworks in various parts of own. One woman who complained hat her neighborhood was filled with the sound of the explosives was finally convinced that bose particular noises were >art of a demonstration at Fair 3ark and presented no danger. Usually busy downtown Abilene iad parking spaces by the block, mt no takers during the 96-degree heat of the day. Business was at a virtual standstill because every- body had a day off... except law- men, firemen, newsmen, taxi drivers, employes of amusement facilities, etc. Out at Abilene's Fair Park Sta- dium, the rockets' drew the ground flares, but the American flag n lights drew 'aaahhhs" arid a roar of applause 'rom the near-capacity crowd at the July 4 celebration Wednesday night. The fireworks display was the lighlight of the Independence Jay celebration sponsored by the American Legion Parramore Post 57. Music at the event was provided by the Eastland High School stage band under the direction of Phil Hewett. The program began with the by Dean Johnson, tpresentative for Cong. Omar Burleson, to the Post of a .flag which has flown over the na- tion's capital. It was followed by the simting of the Star Spangled mr and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by Hank man Deo I. Cub Scout Pick 73. Celebration Stories on Pg. 16-A and 16-B After Henius delivered his ad- dress, he back to EEBILD, Denmark sudden of a prominent Dane who shared a speaker's his seat on the platform. Minutes platform with King Frederik IX later he collapsed, and Richard M. Nixon cast gloom over Denmark's annual festival observing American Independ- ence Day. Henry Henius, 78, son of the founder of the U.S.-Danish Hebild Festival, collapsed and died mo- where he died. apparently suffered a heart at- tack. Pf. f-tt An official announced Henius' As the king, Nixon and his wife death over the loudspeakers. Then and the assembled crowd watched, the Stars and Stripes and Den- in concern, Henius was borne mark's flag were away on a stretcher. He was tak- staff while the en to a nearby Red Cross tent from the park. 'to half pie. His speech, delivered with- out notes, came "straight from the he had told crowd. The festival originated with si group of' Danish-born Americans who bought 200 acres of thstf marics tiag were iowerea-to nau moored bills in 1911 and donai- staff while the crowd filed satliy to rjenmark for aa A niece of Henius said the elder Henius, former vice president ly man "died happy." He had spoken warmly of the unique link .of the Fourth of July between I the Danish and the American pen- annual Fourth of July tion. Nixon's theme was the world- of Minister Quits; Brazil BRASILIA, Brazil Minister Auro de Moura Andrade resigned Wednesday night after 36 hours in office and Brazil was plunged into its second govern- ment crisis in eight days. Andrade's resignation was an-: nounced by President Joao Gou- lart's office. A communique said the Senate conservative leader quit because he found-it impos- sible to form a cabinet. Tfcp pres- ident and the prime minister had been' reported deadlocked over a choice; of navy atid air force ministers. Gen. Osvino Gerreira Alves, commander of the'lft Army, ear- lier ordered his troops in Hio de Janeiro on alert "in view of the grave, situation we face The move was considered a warning to restive high-ranking navy and air force officers not to mix in the worsening political segments flf Congress m ua lon' 'whether the legislative or execu- MISS CISCO OF 1962 Crowned Miss Cisco of 1962 Wednesday was Judy Sitton, second from right. Presenting the crown was last year's title holder, Pat- ty Wright, at left. Carolyn Fox, second from left, was second in the contest and Judy Slaughter, right, was third. Story on Pg. 16-A. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Par- sons) SNYDER BEAUTY TO SPAUB JudfM at Snvder'f Independence Day nletaK tton W nJfged MtecttM MM TowW mmptes of jwlchri SUSSIHM SkMlnmir 14, (center) siltcti of 1962 Wednesday as 11 the pnM it UMneftortel pwk mck consideration, with the American Revolution and its particular significance in a time tortured by conflicting ideologies. "Let us remind ourselves how fortunate we are-to live as free people inflations that are inde- Nixon told the crowi "Let us recognize that when free- dom is threatened for Some, whether.halfway around the world in Viet Nam or a few hours away in Berlin, it is threatned for all." Nixon said "much of the appeal of the Communist revolution has been its exploitation of the legi- timate aspirations of men to be free and nations to be independ- ent." "But the he add- ed, "are having'increasing trou- bles in covering up the facts of communism in practice with the veneer of communism in theory. Never in history has there existed an aggressive force which had more success in extending its domination and less success in gaining the approval and support of those on which it has been AURO ANDRADE in office 36 hours -f JJiionsaid.'oriheiBebild Fesfc 'ysb "Tjiis-adtb'annfversary conjt memgration is more than a cioiis gesture fay one sovereign people to another. It is a solemn reaffirmation of our common ded- ication to ideals which the American Revolution' .aid which belong to all peoples cherish freedom throughout' (he world." The government news agency said the 2nd Army in Sao Paulo and the 3rd Army in Porto Alegre supported Gen Alves' determina- tion to "maintain order and pre serve democratic institutions." Besides political troubles, Bra- zil also faces a major economic crisis that was indirectly respon- tive branch of government should be paramount. Under the constitution Goulart has three days to submit a new name for approval by the cham- ber. If no new prime minister is named or if the chamber rejects three successive nominees, the sible for food shortage rioting at Senate can nami its own choice. Niteroi Monday night. The latest political crisis began when Prime Minister Tancredo Of.Deputies, but his selection of: Neves' government resigned June cabinet members was subject to, 26 so members could qualify un- der the constitution for the Otto- ber congressional elections. Cer- tain high appointive officials are barred from seeking political of- fice. Goulart first picked ex-Foreign Minister Francisco San Tiago Dantas to form a new govern- ment. Conservative forces, includ ing Andrade's Social Demccratic party, blocked the nomination of Dantas, a member of Goulart's left of center Brazilian Labor party. In addition to the conservative- left of center tug of war, there is also conflict between Goulart presidential veto. The 46-year-old. Senate leader'. promised a vigorous campaign; against economic ills' before he1 won endorsement. Inflation and fear of political unrest have dropped the cruzeiro from 230 to dollar in 19fii to 440 to 1 earlier this week. WEATHER S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HEATHER BUREAU (Weather Pan U-A) ,Ies> Clear to partly cloudy through .May with "lie hlsh both days In (he middle or tipper Ml. Low Thursday night "NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST "air ana warm Thursday and Thursday 92-97. -----IAS; Partly west and north. norUi late Thursday. A few tnunderstomu ____ _________ Not at warmi north Thursday. Warmer extreme north Fri- day. Hllh Thursday'90-98. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to cloudy and warm Thursday and Friday. Isolated iatc thunderstorms extreme' northwest. S arid "low' for ending I date lait year: 81 nrt laK nkht: .SB. Hgmldltx it aunria. today: NEWS INDEX A SICTMN I !w t it 1ft L w Andrade was' approved as 'prime minister 222-51 by'the Chamber; Don't Leave Without Letting Us Know... Don't leave on vacation without ca'iing us! An accumulation papers In your yard h an invitation to burglarj and prow- len. Instead, let us save yaur pa- pers in our Vacation-Pale. neatly package them in plastic, deliver them on your return at no: extra charge. call OR 3-4271 Circulation Department VACATION-PAK Service Deaths Mounting Toward Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS .driving in many areas. But there Traffic large patches of rain in the Boating 14 Midwest, East and South. Drowning 49 There have been two other one" 28 day celebrations of Independence Miscel aneous Day since World War H. In 1951. 'here were 105 traffic fatalities, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tm traffic deaths holiday-makers star ted were coupled with 77 ctonjy homeward, traffic fatalities fireworks death and 38 from ac- toward a possible record cidente of other types for a total high of 137 for a one-day observ- ance of the Fourth of July set of t) lives (ran ether, in causes tor .1 The National Safety Council had Flreworkf took T" calculated that between lit and But those deaths 190 Americans might die in motor thereafter vehicle accidents in the period be-1 tweea S p.m., local Ume Tuesday force i mUnifht Wednesday. MM. titty taft The council ate bod ftffnd to tot that ataest ail of the natfe's years. Uea wMetai MM be MM for a one-day observance of Inde- 333. pendence Day. The record low in traffic deatha Highway accidents were taking for a one-day observance of lives at the rate of nearly six an holiday since World War hour as the 30-hour holiday pe-1951 Memorial Day. It riod drew to a close, having in-The record high was JO, att creased steadily from the begin- Christmas Day in 1946. ning of the period. As a basis for No deaths from fireworks were Associated Press made a surrey reported. of deaths in accidents in a 9Mnar A National Safety Council nonholiday period spokesman said that if the pace Tuesday, June 19, and of traffic-fatalities continued, the Wednesday, June There van number would exceed the record 96 deaths in traffic, S to mishaps, 30 drowninp Had s tat ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 5, 1962