Abilene Reporter News, July 5, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1962, Abilene, Texas OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT YZAR, NO. 19 ABILENE. TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 8. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 'HEY, I'M ONE YEAR OLD! Little Eddie Jones, the baby who "couldn't celebrated his first birthday Thursday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones of 1241 Beech. His mother, Sharon, has been unconscious for ISVz months since she was jarred into sleep Dec. 19, 1960, in an auto crash. Eddie was delivered prematurely by Caesarean section a year ago. (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) Commissioners' Tempers Flare Over Dog Laws Tempers flared twice briefly Thursday, morning when Abilene city commissioners attempted to arjjue the merits of a proposed revision of the city's dog control ordinance. Mayor C. R. Kinard quieted Commissioners Cleve Cullers and George Kaerwar in the midst of their disagreement. Cullers and Commissioner Truman Kirk tan- gled briefly at another point. Charter Group To Meet Friday The 15-member Citizens Chart- er Commission elected last week to formulate a new city charter will meet in its first session at 8 a.m. Friday. Mayor C. R. Kinard said he called the group into session for a briefing by City Atty. John Da- vidson. He said he also expects the chairman of the commission to be elected at the morning meeting. Mayor Kinard said that after this initial meeting "They .will be on their own." He said decisions on procedure will be left up to the commission itself. The 15 members were selected from 25 nominees presented in a city-wide vote a week ago. They are to write a new charter to be voted on by the citizens at a later date. Cullers accused Kaerwer of tak- ing "an unreasonable position" in saying he would not vote for a provision of the amendment which would allow a dog catcher to go onto private property to pick up a dog not on a leash or otherwise confined. "That may be unreasonable" Kaerwer shot back, "but it is the way I feel about this thing." When he continued with his rea- soning, Cullers, told him to "shut up." At tnVpoint, Mayor Kinard intervened. The argument between Kaerwer and Cullers climaxed lengthy dis- cussion about the proposed amendment. The city's adminis- trative staff has proposed the amendment which Asst. City Man- ager Jim Shearer says will en- able the dog catcher to more strictly enforce the ordinance. Kaerwer told the other commis- sioners he "wi'l not vote for the revision if you are going to let that man (the dog catcher) come onto my yard when he wants to-': He said that if any dog catcher comes on his yard "I'll beat the daylights out of him." He said he would then go to court and pay his fine. Cullers argued for passage o the amendment "because of the very serious problem we have will so many dogs." He told Kaerwer the possibility of a dog catcher "having to comi to your yard is very slim in the first place." Cullers told Kaerwer his posi tion on the matter "is unreason able." Commissioner Truman P. Kirk who authorized the existing ordi nance last year when lie was cit> attorney, said he feels the presen ordinance "is adequate if it is en forced as it should be." "When we rewrote the thing last year, we did it then to pu g. Ifi-A, Cols. FBI Checking Texas Sales of Allotments 7 of 10 Dog Owners Fined Seven of 10 northwest side AM- enians pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Corporation Court to a postman's charge of permitting heir dogs to run at large and were fined Three others entered pleas of not guilty and their cases were set down for jury trial, probably some time in September, accord. ng to Judge Don Wilson. The complaints against the 10 >eople were signed by Hal G. flason, 840 Mulberry. He told a newsman he filed the charges be- cause he is "sick and tired" Jie dogs. Mason brought his charges un- der a city ordinance which re- quires that dogs outside the house must be chained or on a leash. Those pleading not guilty, to. the charge were James Strickland, 1109 Westview Dr.; Fred Stirman, 1457 Brianvood; and Nathan New- man, 1102 BriaTwood. Judge Wil- son set appearance bonds at in each case. Pleading g u i 1 ty to Mason's charge were W. E. Pankoke, 1018 Westview Dr.; Ruth McCoy, 1625 Briarwood; James R. Rogers, 1240 N. Willis; Angelb S. Capizri, 1134 N. Willis; B. R. Selman, 1001 Westview Dr.; and Eldon R. vin, 1472 Westview Dr, WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF BUREAU (Weather man, Page 13-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 miles) Continued partly cloudy and warm Thursday and Friday with thunder- showers visible to the west Thursday afternoon and nigbt. High Thursday and Friday around 95. Low Thursday nlcht around 70. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy and warm today and Friday. A few late fhundershowerg in northwest. Low tonight 72 to ?j. Friday in 90s. NORTHWEST TEXAS Partly cloudy with widely scattered UiundershowerE to- day and Friday. Low tonight 60 in north- west to 75 in southeast. Hish Friday in Ms. TEMPERATURES Wed. p.m. Thurs. a.m. l-.QO 70 81 NEWS INDEX SECTION A food page Business news ...........18 To Your Good Health.....18 SECTION B Women's news 3 Bridge 9 Amusements.......... 11 Editorials..............12 Comics ................13 Radio-TV logs...........17 M 79 II'OO 75 SO Barometer reading at nooa: M.09. Humidity at noon: 75 per cent. High and low (or Zl-hours cndinK at 9 a.m.: M and 70. Hieh and low same date last year; 91 and 67. Sunset liyst night: suflnse today; sunset tonight: ;he "It Girl" of the 1920s, actress home jnst as he was leaving to Nevada and operated a Freeman Blames GOP for Estes WASHINGTON of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman told Senate probers today he will try to recover for the government losses on challenged cotton deals Big Oran Fight Ends Celebration ORAN, Algeria ragingi gun battle between Moslems and Europeans swept downtown Oran today. Hospital attendants said more than 100 persons were killed er wounded. In midafternoon, more than three hours after firing broke out, shots were still heard but the fighting seerned to be slackening off. Employes of the city's main hos- pital said more than 100 dead or wounded had been brought in, but could give no precise figure for either. Doctors worked over the wound- ad and would not make comment on UM number of Moslems and European injured or dead, The swift and bloody outburst of fighting, the first major incident ifiict the country became inde- pendent Tuesday, risked plunging Algeria' Into Chaos. It come thousands of joyous Modems were parading and chanting of their new-born Suddimly, witnesses Mid, gunfire crackled from windows of Suropean apartment houses over' ooking the Place Foch, main square of the city. Then Moslem Don't Leave Without Letting Us Know... Don't on vacation calling uil An accumulation of paptri In your yard h on opan invitation to burg Ian and prow- Inn, Instead, Ut ui your pa- pfn tn our We'll neatly package In plaitlc, deliver them on your return at no extra charge. coil OR 3-4271 Circulation Dapartmtnt VACATION-PAX police quickly returned fire and the battle was joined. The shooting appeared to have stopped in the center of the city by lato afternoon. Tnickloads of French troops and armored vehicles patrolled Oran. At least one carload of Moslem soldiers also was seen speeding along deserted streets. The body of a European worker still lay in the gutter near the Grand Hotel, 4Vi hours after he was killed. About 300 Europeans summarily arrested were released. In Algiers, nationalist Premier Youssef ben Khedda took the sa- lute from 500 battle-hardened Al- gerian guerrillas. But tin.' military show underscored the shaky posi- moderate tion of Ben regime. All ths parading troops wcro from military zone No. 3, the only one of the guerrilla army's six zones to have firmly declared its loyalty to Khedda. 'or which he blamed the Dwight 3. Eisenhower administration. Involved, he said, is a comptrol- ler general report dated June 29 ;hat brokers acting as agents for lis department's Commodity Cred- t Corp. in 1959 and 1960 sold to .hemselves million worth of government cotton at prices aver- aging less, and ranging up to >20 a bale less than published market prices. The report, made public Mon- day, said the practice was stopped April 1961. It did not name brokers involved, but recommend- ed that the department try to re- cover any deficiencies in sales proceeds. Testifying before the Senate In- vestigations subcommittee in the Billie Sol Estes hearings, Free- man said Horace D- Godfrey, now one of his top aides, had regis- tered several protests against the policy, all to no avail, while Re- publican Ezra Taft Benson was secretary. The subcommittee let Freeman read his statement into evidence, although members questioned whether it was pertinent at this time to their probe of the Estes ase. The subcommittee is seeking to determine whether political Influ- ence helped Texas financier Estcs In profitable manipulations under cotton and grain storage farm aU programs. Chairman John L. McClellan, D- Ark, told MB colleagues that Free- man, having already testified he will accept responsibility for any thing which happened under his administration, had right to makt MatMMBt. WASHINGTON Ag-, Hcutture Department and the FBI1 ire investigating alleged sales of rica planting allotments in several Texas counties. An Agriculture Department spokesman said today that two of he department's county office managers in Texas have been suspended. A team of Agriculture Depart- ment investigators and auditors ire now in Texas checking the WASHINGTON SHOW The Washington Monument is illuminated by fireworks display Wednesday night in the traditional Independence Day celebration in the capital. The White House is in the foreground. (AP Wirephoto) Two Suspended Over Rice Case as Lji Thompson Replaced In Moscow WASHINGTON Jennedy today chose Foy D. Kohler, assistant secretary of state for European affairs, to suc- ceed Llewellyn E. Thompson as ambassador to the Soviet Union. Thompson has represented the United States in Moscow for just over five years. The White House said Thomp- son would return to the United States lor reassignment In the State Department. Kohler, who has been in the for- eign service since 1931, became assistant secretary for European affairs in December 1959. Kohler speaks Russian. He ac- companied Kennedy and Secre- tary of State Dean Rusk to Eu rope last year, when the Presidenl met Soviet Premier Khrushchev French President Charles de Gaulle and British Prime Minis- ter Harold Macmillan. Ex-Movie Star Rex Bell, Nevada GOP Hopeful, Dies LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Lt. Gov. Rex Bell, a cowboy star oi the silent film era who marriec Laxalt said he was notified by Katie Jenkins, a longtime friend of Bell, that he collapsed in her they later surprised Hollywood by eloping in 1931. Ten years later they moved to Clara Bow, died Wednesday night of a heart attack. Bell, 58, collapsed at the home of a friend a few hours after ad- dressing a Republican party He was gubernatorial candidate and was widely regarded by political ob servers as the only person who could rally strength for Nevada Republicans in next fall's elec- ons. The death of the silver-haired politician brought statements of shock and sadness from Republi- can and Democratic leaders around the state. His widow, Miss Bow, was re- ported seriously ill in a Culver :ity, Calif., rest home. A spokes- man said that due to her condi- ion she was not notified of Bell's death. He also leaves two sons, Rex Anthony, 27, and George. 24. At the rally, where Bell ap- peared to be in good health, he introduced Paul Laxalt, 39, a Car- son City lawyer, his running mate 'or the lieutenant governorship. Upon hearing of Bell's death. Laxalt said: "Rex was my friend, ft'e will all miss him very much." meet with Laxalt and other He- mblican leaders. She called an ambulance and ttendants attempted to revive Sell without success. He was pro- AFTER AUG. 1 Index Average Up Thursday The average of the Dow- Jones index was up 3.30 at the end of the firth hour of trading on the stock market Thursday. Today's Index of 582.78 com- pared to the average of 578.48 at the close of the market Tuesday. The market was closed Wednesday for the Fourth of July holiday. The teal office o< Schneider, Benel ft Htefcmu Inc. report- ed IMhntrlali 1.M, ralb ip M art The vohune wan lighter Dun w Twriay. wttk Hw ftacka Bell starred with Miss Bow in ieveral films in the 1920's and acre ranch near Las Vegas. Stil later, Bell turned to mining am then started Western appare stores in Las Vegas and Reno. Democratic Gov. Grant Sawyer whom Bell sought to unseat nex fall, expressed sadness at Bell's death. looks, the spokesman said, and the FBI is looking into rimina] aspects of the case. Although the rice case is some- what similar to the one involving iillie Sol Estes in regard to trans. ers of cotton allotments, the Ag- riculture Department spokesman said, Estes is not involved in the rice case. Estes, a Pecos, Tex., inancier, is under indictment for fraud, and two congressional com.; miilees are checking into that case. The rice affair became known :o the department on June 7, four days after the death of Carl E. lively, 'Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee manager, in Matagorda County. As a result, David C. Stephens, office manager in Brazoria Coun- ty, and T. C. Thornhill, office, manager in Waller County, were suspended by the department, al- ;hbugh no official charges have reen placed against them. The department spokesman said :hat a woman clerk, who had been handling the rice files in ively's office, told the new office manager who succeded Lively, that Stephens had offered her. money to continue arrangements ic was reported to have had with Lively. The FBI was called into the case on June 8 to investigate all phases, including the possibility of attempted bribery. The spokesman said the office managers of Matagorda and Bra- zbria counties had 3n arrange- ment to transfer rice- aflonnentl between the counties, tinder this, when a transfer was made from, one county, it Would not be sub- tracted from that county's total allotment. This would result in allotments for more rice acres than the counties were legally en- titled to. The Matagorda and Brazoria County office managers had kept two of books, the spokesman said, one an honest record of rice allotments and the other contain- ing the number of rice allotments they tried to transfer. Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman, after turning the case over to the FBI, sent his own team of investigators to Texas to check rice-producing counties in the state. According to the department spokesman, the sale, of rice allot- ments had been going on in at least two counties since 1959, _and the office managers received about since that time from farmers who received the rice al- lotments in those two counties, while about had been paid for allotments in the third. Safe Driving Insurance Out AUSTIN (AP) The State! Board of Insurance announced to- day it would discontinue the use of the controversial so called safe driving insurance plan after Aug.' 1. Board Chairman Ned Price made the surprise disclosure at _ news conference called during the noon hour today. It followed a long hearing last week. The board said then it either would decrease auto insurance rates or change the controversial plan of levying premium penal- ties on persons violating. some traffic laws or involved in traffic accidents. "It was the concensus of the board that we must find some other means of providing lower rates for that large group of driv- ers who have not been Involved in accidents or whi) are not in- volved in accidents as frequently as some other groupsi" Price said. "However, limitations do not permit a general revision of the present plan now or the testing and adoption of some other meth- od of classification refinement which might achieve this reauR without the wtdwpread criticism which the plan kM Price said the board is under- taking at once "a vigorous study of other means of classification refinement and we expect to in- reduce a plan or schedule offer-l ing lower rates to preferred risks as soon as one is developed which we beileve will be tatistically valid and have public accept- tance." Move of Post Office Delayed Transfer of Abilene postal facil- ities to the Fulwiler Building, scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed until the weekend of July H-15, Postmaster Clyde Grant said Thursday. Construction of a service count- er and a foundation fo postal lock boxes still is under way. Grant said he preferred '.o wait until the building is completely ready, "rather than rushing things." After move U pott office will locatnd in DM Fulwlbr Buildini for at a year and potHMjr hmftr, white a mUHoo-plvi mpandon project la wfcr way Uw fwt Electronic Lock Funds Request Made WASHINGTON Kennedy asked Congress today to appropriate million for an electronic lock to reinforce safe- guards against accidental or un- authorized firing oE nuclear weap- ons. The United States, it was learned, has informed the Attes that such a device has veloped. The White House declined to gowfjj into any detail on Kennedy's re- quest except to say in announcing it that the additional funds are required to procure devices to pre- vent the possibility of unau- thorized use. Press secretary Pierre Salinger said this applies to weapons de- ployed abroad as well as in country. The budget amendment the estimate for Atomic Commission operations in the jwr that began July 1 to The Allies wen told North Atlantic Treaty tion, it was leained, that nw electronic lock will DM margin of taltcy ta MKMT pox control lynteim i m the at ovtr weapon by tcp< U.S. offldala I ;

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