Sunday, July 8, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUfl EXACP-Y YEAH, NO. 22 3AV 3103 9909 xa saivs ZiW.i TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY wluoaaiH iES IN FIVE SECTIONS Missile Strike Set for July 23 BURNED OUT Flames and smoke billow skyward from theiwo-story brick home of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Oldham at 1555 Oldham Ln., which was destroyed by Woman Rescued As Home Burns fire-Saturday -afternoon. Firemen were called to the scene too late to save the Lytle Shores home from complete destruction. (Staff Photo by Phil Hamilton) The two-story brick home of Mr and'Mrs D. M. Oldham in the 3500 block of Oldham Ln., was ravaged by fire Saturday after- noon, and Mr. Oldham and his semi-invalid wife bearly escaped injury in IJie Otdham said the fire broke out while he was in his workshop near the house, and Mrs. Oldham was In the living room taking a nap, Ben Richey, superintendent of Abilene Boys Ranch, was passing the Lytle Shores home about p.m. and saw the smoke and flames coming out of an upstairs window on the south side of the house. Warning Oldham that the house was on fire, Richey entered the burning building and assisted Mrs. Oldham to safety. Mrs. Oldham insisted Satur- day night Uiat she didn't need any help getting out of the house. "The room was full of smoke when I left, but I could have got- ten out by myself. There was a man (Richey) who didn't Ihink so, but I could have made she said. "The whole south side of the house on fire svhen I went in to-getMrs. Richey said. "She didn't want to come out, but I got her to the door and carried her out awayffrom the house." Richey reported that Oldham entered the' house to retrieve some guns and bearly. escaped be- ing trapped when thfr celling col- lapsed. 'We have a garage apartment for the fourth time its planned we can move into if we want to, but we'll make our home herp at the hotel for a she said. Mrs. Oldham estimated that it irould take at least to build back the nine room house, but said she was unable to esti- mate the amount of furnishings that were destroyed. "The house was full of valuable antiques, china, silver, and other she said. Firemen fought the blaze which demolished the home, built by the Oldhams in 1927, but were unable to save any of the structure. Mr. and Mrs. Oldham moved into the Windsor Hotel, "for a few and Mrs. Oldham said Sat- urday night that they planned to build back a one-story house sometime in the future. The Oldhams have lived in Abi- lene since 1898, he said. The Abilene fire department sent four units to the fire, and when the last ine left at p.m. a reserve booster unit, was on standby until about dark. The fire department reported that one man was still at the scene at p.m. to prevent the fire from breaking out again. Learn-to-Swim Begins Monday More than 300 neophyte and weeks, to followed on July 30 experienced swimmers will a senior life saving course of the VFW swim- for swimmers 16 years old and up. U.S. Delays Nuclear Test Fourth Time HONOLULU United States postponed again Saturday high-altitude nuclear test above Johnston Island. The official cause was bad weather. However, the U.S. Weather Bu- reau had indicated improving weather and said after the post- xmement was announced that the :est site had average winds and only scattered clouds. The big explosion was reset for Sunday night after 11 p.m. 4 a.m.. Monday Eastern Standard technical or weather troubles could delay it to a.m. EST. If the device isn't fired by then another postponement will be or- dered, probably until Monday night. The third attempt was planned for July 4 after two missile fail- ures. Clouds and rain squalls over Johnston .Island spoiled chances Friday night and, high winds were blamed for a 24-hour delay Thurs- day. Technical difficulties appar- ently caused the postponement Wednesday, The clouds and rain moved JFK Reyniled With Father HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) Ambassador Joseph P. Cennedy, rehabilitated enough away from the mid-Pacific test nounced in advance, zone.early Saturday and midday up the waters of the VFW swim-; ming pool Monday as the annual Learn-to-Swim program begins a five-week run. A total of youngsters be tween the ages of 18 have All swimmers should come to the pool already dressed in theif swim suits. Miss Ball stressed The swim program will con- clude Aug. 11 with the annual for the free instruction water show at p.m. sponsored by The Abilene Report <er-News, the Taylor County Chap- ter of the American Red Cross and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Classes Will meet hourly from 7 to 10; Monday through Saturday with Beverly Ball, phy- sical education instructor at Abi- lene High School, as coordinator: A total of signed up for the program, an increase of 39 over 1961. Instructors for the first week will be Mrs. Norman Conner, Pat Wright, Jennie Langford, Mrs. Clint Capus, William Sprnull, Van- gee Newman and Bob Havens. will be Barbara Lacy, Nancy Blacklord, Ann Mas- Betty Holt and Jeannio John- Miss Ban said she expects 216 Wflnners, 65 intermediates, 1C and 25 candtdntcs fcr We laving certificates in JaUlir Itte saving course (w IS mind! two reports from Johnston said only scattered cloudiness remained. The Weather Bureau said photo- graphs taken by the U.S. Tiros satellite indicated "generally ;ood" conditions. A forecaster said weather was normal in the area and seeniec surprised when told the official reason for postponing was bat weather. Joint Task Force 8 would not elaborate on the bad Aveather cause for delay. An Air Force weather rocket had recorded winds of more than iOO knots at the 50-mile altitude above Johnston. Tre forecaster termed this velocity about nor mal. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries............. 4 Business Outlook 10 Oil news............. 12 SECTION B Fix Page........, 6 Book news 8 Church news........... 9 SECTION C Women's 'news 1-14 Amusements 10 Bridge............... 10 Editorials 12 koala-TV logs 13 TV Scout............. 13 SECTION D Sports 1-4, 9 Farm news 10 York a stroke to leave a New hospital, arrived in this Cape Cod resort Saturday and wa met by his son, President Ken- nedy. The Chief Executive drove an open white convertible from his vacation retreat on the shore u; S'antucket Sound to Hyannis Air- port in mid-morning to welcome lis father. Neither the father's discharge a few hours earlier, nor the Presi- dent's trip to the airport was an- Not until father and son were jack in the family enclave, o: summer homes was the reunion disclosed. Press photographers were not permitted to take pic tures. Only a few townspeople am tourists paid any attention to the convertible as it edged throug! Saturday morning traffic with the President at the wheel. The 73-yoar-old former ambas sador to Great Britain had been at the New York University In stitute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for. slightly more than two undergoing, treatment for the effects of stroke he suffered at Palm Beach 'Fla., last Dec. 19. IU Aerial Nuclear Test Blast Fired CAMP MERCURY, Nev. (AP) United States fired a sec- et low-power nuclear weapon a ew feet above the desert Satur- day in the first resumption of aerial nuclear testing on its own soil since 1958. The Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Defense said the explosion was to lest the effects of the weapon. The mighty blast may be. a pre- ude to. tests next .week using robps in atomic battlefield condi- .ions. Such tests have been re- joi'ted forthcoming, without offi- :ial confirmation. Secrecy cloaked this test at the Nevada test site. Roads to the vicinity were blocked, and outside observers were barred. Officials called the device low yield. This meant it had an ex- )losive force up to 20 kilotons, equal to tons of TNT. One observer on a hill 55 miles distant said there was a slighl flash and a small cloud of dusl striking contrast to the 100 kiloton underground shot Friday which shot a towering plume o smoke feet into the air. In view of the security regula .ions, the only descriptions came 'tain unofficial sources outside the sprawling test site. The AEC announced 105 minutes after the blast that a cloud rose to an altitude of about feet above the ground and drifted northweard, dissipating rapidly. Radioactivity was expected to be- come so low by the time the cloud reached inhabited places ;hat only sensitive instruments could detect it, the AEC said. Tremendous though it was by conventional standards, the shot was a pigmy in the atomic age. It was a fifth as powerful as Fri- day's gigantic H-bomb type blast :rom a chamber 650 feet deep in the ground. Off-site radiation was predicted to stay well within established ranges, but the Atomic Energy Commission was monitoring ra- dioactivity up to 300 miles away. C, Z. HALLMARK former police chief Abilene Atlas Included BURBANK, Calif. for workers- have set a! strike for July 23. They said it would cripple the United States aerospace industry. The strike decision was reached Sahaday at a meeting between top-level negotiators ot the Inter- national Association of Machinists and the United Aerospace Work- ers, AFL-CIO. A walkout would involve produc- tion workers at missile and air- tiators plane plants throughout the na tion, as well as at many missile North bases, bases (including an undetermined nautical Detective Capt. Hallmark Dies Det. Capt. Carl Sink Hallmark, 61, of 1350 Elm St., died in Dal- las' Baylor Hospital at p.m. Saturday. He had suffered an ap- parent heart seizure two weeks ago. ;He .was transferred to the Dallas hospital from Hendrick Me- morial Hospital and underwent heart surgery Monday night and Tuesday morning. Capt. Hallmark, .a police officer 'or 22 years, twice served as chief of the Abilene Police De- partment before voluntarily slep- )ing down to become head of the detective bureau. He was chief in March and April of 1947, and was named chief by the City Commission again in May of 1952. He served until March of 1956 on his second tour. He resign- ed the post because of ill health. Churchill Mar Have Phlebitis LONDON (AP) Sir Winston Churchill, recuperating from a thigh fracture, showed early signs Saturday night of phlebitis in his left leg. Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein. A bulletin issued by middlesex hospital said "Sir Winston Churchill had a comfortable night. .There are early signs of phlebitis in his left leg and the appropriate steps have been taken to deal with the condition." The bone he broke in a fall in Monte Carlo 10 days ago is in his left leg. near the hip. The bone was pinned in an .operation here last week. The Saturday bulletin was Is- sued some two hours later than the usual atemoon, report U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATIIEB BUREAU (Weather Man, 7.B) ABIMHB AND VICINITY (Radios 40 milos) Fair and hot through Mon- day with high temperature both days In he upper 90s. Low Sunday night 70 to 75. fORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST Pair and warm Sunday anc Monday. Hieh Sunday 94-100. NORTHWEST TEXAS Clear to .oudy and warm Sunday and Monday Scattered late thundershowers Panhandle and High Platos. High Sunday 84.100. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Clear to cloudy and warm Sunday and Monday Hum Sunday 95-1W. TEMPERATURES iat. a.m.-. Sal, p.m. 8 92 a H 7 94 Is Viet Nam Planning Fouled Up? By BEM PRICE AP Staff Writer FT. Kan. story parently elsewhere in the U. S. that the fight to save Nam from the Com- munists is, to put it mildly, fouled up. Both the Pentagon and the State Department have been; ex- tremely reluctant to discuss the Vietnamese operation at all. But it can be reported that there are some extremely dis- turbed officers In the U. S. Army, ranging from captains through at least one major general. It apparently Is no throughout the Army that MaJ. William B. RoMon, chttf Of UK U.S. is downright angry over what he considers the misuse of his highly trained specialists in South Viet Nam: Further, anvong Army men there are reports that Vietnamese President ngo Dinh Diem has kept the command structure of htt government to split and con- fused .that military against the Communist Viet Cong guerrillas border on tlie chaotic. Intelligence syiMrt wicldy that its efficiency has been imperiled. i For every man acttWly out in the field training and advising there are re- lit least five in rear echelon headquarters shuffling papers, This ratio becomes scmewhat startling when it U comidered that the BfWsH ewrted out tm exMrmly eflertlw fwriila sup- which counter .jjuerfllU Uons depend for sjiQceji is nine imn assorted sub- httdqusiun af Mt more than At ton istic view of the operation. out going into specifies, he tok a news conference in Washington this week that effectiveness of U. S. aid to the South Vietnamese government forces has "greatly increased over the past several months." Among other factors he men- tioned were a "much more favor- able ratio" of Communists killed or captured and a tenser WEATHER During the heart surgery he suf- 'ered a heart stoppage. On Thurs- day he developed yellow jaundice and a urinary block. Born at Harm, in Kaufman bounty, March he married Viola Fuller in Abilene, May 4, 1930. .He attended Myrtle Springs public schools and was an at- tendant at Abilene State Hospital for 11 years before joining the local police force, in December of 1940. As a police officer, he served as patrolman on every beat in the city, and became captain in 1944. He headed the Detective bureau prior to his appointment as po- lice chief in 1952, returning to that post in 1956. Funeral will be held at p.m. Monday in Elliott's Chapel of Memories with the Rev. W. C. Ashford, former pastor of the South Side Baptist Church, offi- ciating. Survivors include his wife anr5 one son, Carl Jr., of the home, a student at McMurry College, 74 95 73 94 75 91 78 87 81 83 85 87 90 High and low for 24-htws ending 9 i.m.: 96 and 71. High and low same date last year: 9- and 71. Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.17. Humidity at 9 p.m. 49 per cent. industry Disrupted By Me in Italy ROME (API-Hundreds of thou- sands of. Italian metalworkers way struck again Saturday, disrupting Italy's heavy industries. Production was throughout Italy's industrial be! in the north. The metalworkers unions, both Communist and noh Communist, claim to represent a million employes in auto plants steel mills, shipyards, applianci factories and other industries. The strike is scheduled to las until Tuesday morning. number of employes at the. Atlas missile bases around' Abilene and Dyess The announcement came a few days after a clear indication from a federal official that Jhe admin- istration would step 5n to avert any tieup in the sprawling aero- space industry. What action might be taken was not disclosed. Unless contract agreements ate repched by July 23, union nego- said, (he two unions will strike all plants of. Lockheed, American, Gener- al Dynamics-Convalr, Ryan Aero- and Aerojet General throughout the United States. Workers also will be called oft the job at these missile bases; Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; Pacific Missile IJange; Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Sheppard AFB, Tex.; Dyess AFB, Tex.; Walker AFB, Roswell, NJVf.; Lin- coln AFB, 'Neb.; Warren AFB, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Fail-child AFB, Vash.; and missile bases at White Sands, N.M.; Omaha, Neb.; 'iattsburgh, N.Y.; Forbes, Kan.; Shilling, Kan.; Altus, Okla., and Neoslia; Mo. Negotiators said the companies will be given notice of contract ermtnation on July 13, with ths. strike date set for 10 days later. The strike date had-been set ten- :atively a few days ago. Federal Mediator Walter Mag- Jiolo said a few days jabor Secretary Arthuf won't tolerate a walkout in' ths luge aerospace industry but did not indicate what action the ad- ministration might take in event a strike was called. In a joint statement, the union announced: "Together our unions will strike: the 51 plants, test sites and mis- sile bases of these firms on July 23, unless by that time an honor- able settlement has been The unions are seeking wage in- creases and other benefits. Aver- age hourly wage in the aerospace industry is "The, industry must close the wide gap in wages by providing catchup increases and continued- protection against increases in the cost of. the statement said. Contract talks have been under, for the past three months, The could an 80-day injunctfon under Taft-HarUej- Act or appeal to tl sides to wait until a committee is appointed. Woodcock and told ft hews conference management's best offer has been a six-cent hourly pay increase, coupled with elimination of cost-of-living clauses. Woodcock termed this to- tally inadequate. to Malaya of guerrilla (Hacks. the top a war-end It to a ter of MctisMMi i will be si ttried, wflfc .NOTHING Ricky and Ronnie Will, youag Mm. Pbfl tuft Tnlsa, took Jrivautege at rtock rtrcondltfcmw im 80