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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 82ND YEAR, NO. 23 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, JULY 9, F PAGE One consolation in weather such as has been served lately has always been the sunny thought. My, aren't you glad you aren't in Presidio) But that warming idea is cooled off by those who know the hotbox on the Rio Grande. Presidio's heat may sound hotter, these tell us, but it's really cooler. Lower temperatures elsewhere may indeed be higher. In other words, the calidity of Presidio is more neariy gelidity than is the incandescence of some other towns. In the West Texas Utilities organization are people who know Presidio. That town is the southernmost station for the Abilene-faased electricity com- pany. (WTU juice goes on a bit south. The company sells power at the nver to the Mexican town of Ojinaga, becoming, thus, an international operation.) Two of the WTU people who savvy Presidio are Si Phillips, vice president, who knows the town from a spectator's view- point after his service as dis- trict manager at Marfa, and F. E. (Phil) Anderson, WTU man- ager at Winters who knows Pre- sidio from the inside after seven years as the company's man at Presidio. t Neither of these informants was in Presidio on one of its hottest days, say, when the mer- cury hits its record 119. But Phil was there on what you might call a warm one. knew it was he re- calls. "But I was working away, not thinking much about it, un- til I happened about by they keep the official readings. the fellow said, 'did you know it's "I quit and went home and got unfler .an. Humidity, the lack of same, is the key to comfort in Presidio, Anderson and Phillips say. It runs from 7 to 11 per cent, rarely above 30, and the heat is, on the one hand, more comfort- able and, On the other, easier to overcome with evaporative cool- ing. It is easier to keep cool in Pre- sidio and, Anderson says, the have figured out their own personal air-condition- ing systems when they have to be out in the heat. They wear long Johns. Then they put over them loose- fitting clothes, long sleeves, bon- nets or hats. Out in the heat they go and let it air-condition them. These who know Presidio are sure of one thing: The Presidio people don't take well at all to the reputation their weather gives them. (Their town is in a valley. It gets hot quicker in the spring than others, and, true, it may get a bit hotter.) Presidio has some other as- sets it had rather discuss. All around, in Texas and over in Mexico, is beautiful country hardly discovered by the tour- ists. All around is history, for this Is an old town, and a way of life that is different. It is largely Latin. At one time the Ander- sons were one of only 20 Anglo families. But if you must talk of the weather Presidio will tell you right off; It has no heat strokes, no sun strokes. Juan Rivera, proud and color- ful editor who publishes his hand-set paper every two months or so, is quoted on one description he once gave of the town: Presidio has a claim others can't make no TB, no TV. look of a curtain-raiser to a new tivities of the past month. Communist world have been thumping the drums to whip up enthusiasm for what is called "the World Congress for General Dis- armament and Peace." It is sched- uled to continue sessions through Saturday. They report delegates from 100 countries on hand for the meeting, billed as a forum to discuss Pre- mier Khrushchev's theme of gen- eral and complete disarmament. The history of such meetings and the' immediate background of this one suggest it has a more imme- Stalin often used them to distract West Berlin." the Soviet regime to the world as munists, emphasized that of the champion of peace before ex- erting pressure at sensitive cold war points. Suspicion that Berlin is the ul- Viet Cong Troops Ambush Patrol SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) ambushed a government patrol Saturday, killing 13 and suffering 14 casualties themselves, South Vietnamese sources reported Sun- day. The government troops were pa- trolling near a new strategic ham- let In Cu Chi district, 2ft miles northwest of Saigon, where the Viet Cong struck. nearly wiped out, tut the mind of shots was Nhtforchij conn any was rutted totttapot. Red Propaganda Show Set Today By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent The Kremlin's biggest propa ganda show of the year opens Monday in Moscow. It has the Soviet thrust on the cold war stage, probably toward Berlin. On June 7, members of the Communist Warsaw pact met, and Propagandists throughout the apparently West Berlin was the diate purpose. These congresses, all totally Communist-run, are nothing new. attention from cold war moves. Dne such meeting produced the 1950 Stockholm peace appeal which was a propaganda forerun- ner to the war in Korea. Under Khrushchev in 1958, a congress preceded renewed Soviet attacks on .the Western presence in Berlin. The idea has been to present Belated story, Pg 8-A timate target of the current spec' tacle is fortified by Communist ac- center of discussion. This came out when the Albanian Commu- nists, at odds with Khrushchev, complained they had not been con- sulted when matters of "a cor- rect solution" to the Berlin ques- tion and a coordinated attitude on Germany were discussed. A declaration resulting from the Warsaw Pact meeting stressed that if the West did not agree to Khrushchev's proposal of a peace treaty with both Communist East and Federal.West Germany, the Red bloc would, on its own, sign a treaty with the East Ger- man Communists "with all the consequences resulting from it for These identical words were used June 22 by the Soviet defense minister, Marshal Hodion Mali- novsky. in a fire-eating speech marking the 2ist anniversary of the Hitler invasion of the Soviet Union. Organs of Soviet propaganda, intended for indoctrinated Com- disarmament had nothing in com- mon with "pacifist but was aimed at strengthening world communism Burmese Troops Kill 15 Students By PETER BOOG RANGOON, Burma mese troops opened fire with au- :omatic weapons on University of Rangoon students protesting the arrest of four of their leaders Sat- urday night, killing 15 of them and critically wounding 27. Then, Sunday, army men blew up the student union building with a blast that shattered windows and sheared off roofing of homes nearby. WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHEK BUREAU (Weather man, DSM 2-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (radius 41 miles) Partly cloudy and continued warm through Tuesday. High br4h days tear 95, low Monday night 75. NOBTH CENTHAL AND NORTHEAST and warm through Tues- High Monday 86-100. NORTHWEST parti; cloudy through Tuesday. Scattered al ernoon and nighttime thundershowers and a little warmer in Panhandle and High Plains. High Monday 93-100. SOUTHWEST TEXAS-Clear to partly cloudy and hot Monday and Tuesday, solated afternoon and evening thunder- showers extreme northwest portion. High Monday 95-102. TEMPERATURES Sun. a.m. Sun. p.m. 91 93 93 ..........._ 94 90 High and low for 24-hours ending 9 i.m.: 95 and 73. High and low same date last year: W ind 70. Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset tonleht: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.14. Humidity at 9 p.m. 55 per cent. No reason was given for the demolition of1 the two-story build- ing. Witnesses said the students fled after 200 troops charged with guns blazing. The trouble began when four student leaders were arrested for leading an earlier demonstration against a government-imposed 10 p.m. curfew on student hostels. The larger demonstration devel- oped after police took four lead- ers into custody. The ruling Revolutionary Coun- cil announced the students bad been warned three times the troops would open fire if they did not end their demonstration. It said the students hurled stones at army forces when they arrived on the scene three miles outside Ran- goon. Witnesses said the students had held the university rector, U Kha, and other professors and their families captives in their homes before the troops arrived. Witnesses said the army gunfire sent the students scattering, leav- ing behind the dead and wounded. Dozens of ambulances rushed to the scene to remove the wounded. Hundreds of persons gathered outside Rangoon General Hospital later as doctors worked through the night on the wounded students. The hospital was blocked off to unauthorized persons. The government announced the university was closed until fur- ther notice and a curfew was im- posed in the area. i 9909X9.03 S31VS _ i 33 Avininer Crashes Near Amarillo AMARILLO, Tex. Con- tinental Airlines plane caught fire, sought to keep the passengers CRASH HEROINE Hostess Linda Howard of Houston was Sunday seconds after takeoff and dilm. There was no panic, crash landed in a. field. The 13 passengers and three crew mem- ______ hers walked away from the flam- a heroine when a Continental ing exploding craft and suf- Airlines plane caught fire Sun- minor day seconds after takeoff from Amarillo and crash landed in a LubbwkTlvMUmd, San Angelo, field nearby. Scorning a safety Austin aiid Houston, all in Texas, belt, she sought to keep the A heroine emerged from the passengers calm. (AP Wire- Linda How- photo) ard, based at El Paso. Scorning a safety belt, she the runway before the pilot set it; "She told us the pilot was going to bring the plane said Mrs. H. S. Dodd Jr. of Andrews, Tex., whose two ctoldren were aboard. "Then she walked up and down the aisle calming the passengers. The turboprop Viscount took off from Amarillo airport and went down with a wheels-up landing in i field. Gene Cagle of Amarillo, who! was rabbit hunting nearby, said the plane came directly over him. "I saw.fire on.that one (right) said Cagle, "It was smoking and burning. I wondered if they were supposed to do that. Site direction.There was a toui explosion and black smoke bflV lowed up. Then there was another me aiaic She was shaken up but oMdn't Then tte toe_bega_njetUng_bigger seem to be said Mrs. Dodd. and the plane nosed down. "The plane skidded for several hundred feet and then skidded only 2'A miles from the end of around and headed in the oppo- The passengers left by an emer- gency door and dropped about two feet to the muddy field from. which wheat had been harvested earlier this year. Cagle drove to a farm house to1 alert authorities. Ambulances alf rived in a few minutes. The craft carries about 60 pas- sengers when fully loaded anoT AMARILLO CRASH SCENE The engine from a Continental Viscount that crashed shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday just east of Amarillo in a wneatfield is shown Meeting of Ku KIux Klan Follows Saturday Violence costs about million. It was de- stroyed. Crew members were the tess, pilot Larry Lauratis and tin first officer, B.C. Gorman. All are based at El Paso. Continental set the crash at ajn. The only visibly injured persoa. was Mrs. George Carothers, 70, Fiillerton, Calil. She suffered a cut on her right ear, requiring stitches, and knee injuries. Miss Howard, who has been a hostess 14 months, later told m, newsman: "I just asked God to help them (the pilot and get the plane down as safely at possible, t don't know if I was really afraid or not There waa- no time for that." She said seconds before the; plane crashed she reached rear of the plane, "fell into ad" empty seat and did not have time, to put the seat belt on." J-. Because of the fire on the dghj; side, Miss Howard said she de-'; cided to get the passengers out the rear door. Harold V. ___ _ a-passengerfrom-eardenafCalifcr' In the foreground. Eyewitnesses said the pane's right helped her get wing was on fire as it left the runway: (AP Wirephoto) Dodd and Jacquelyn, 3 years. She sat on the right shte just behind the wing that caught fire. 1 saw sparks from the said Mrs. Dodd. "We still had our safety belts secured. "It happen-, ed too fast to get scared. I didn't ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) State troopers permitted 20 members of the Ku Klux Klan to hold a "re- igious ceremony on nearby Stone Mountain after an outbreak of violence there, the Georgia Bu- reau of Investigation reported Sunday. Maj. Delmar Jones, head of the GBI, said the Saturday night ttenent with Jthe Klan eneted the meeting was allowed to prevent J further bloodshed on both sides. Two Klansmen were clubbed and several members of the State Patrol and a Dekalb County po- liceman were struck with stones when officers repelled an attempt :o march up the state-owned mountain. Jones said he and Lt. H. A. Poole, head of the GBI's subver- sive activities division, negotiated an agreement with Klan leaders: He said the Klan pledged there would be no more violence and that the State Patrol pledged to withdraw police dogs. After that, 20 Klansmen climbed several hundred yards up the mountain. Calvin Craig of Atlan- ta, grand dragon of the Georgia realm of the United Klans of America Inc., said during the cer- emony that all political candidates "better get right with the KKK or they would have a hard row to hoe." Jones said he thought the set- matter and that there would be no further investigation. However, Craig and Robert M. Shelton of Tuscaloosa, Ala., im- perial wizard of the United Klans of America Inc.. charged that troopers with billy clubs attacked the Klan group "without provoca- tion." Witnesses said two Klansmen were clubbed and that officers used tear gas to disperse the crowd. Public Safety Director Lowell Conner, head of the patrol, could not be reached for comment on the Klan charges. Shelton, in Georgia to help the Klan in politics and in countering Vegro demonstrations, said that a Klansman, Marvin Davis, suf- ered a broken nose. Davis was reported in good con- dition at a hospital. Shelton ancJ Craig said the group went to the mountain, part )f which is a state park, to stage 'a religious ceremony." They said he Klansmen carried no weapons. "Many of the men had their wives and children with Shelton said. "Tear gas was fired on women and children, several women were injured and I know of wo children hit with night sticks. One of the (police) dogs bit sev- eral people, including two patrol- Goodman Trip Ends on Sour Note By REINHOLD ENS MOSCOW (AP) Benny Good- man ended his six-week jazz tour of the Soviet Union before a standing-room-only crowd at Len- in Sports Palace on Sunday night and declared his U. S. govern- ment-sponsored mission a success, There was a sour note at the final concert when a strike by members of the Goodman band delayed the performance for 20 minutes. A spokesman said the musicians refused to go on stage I on its face" in the Soviet Union. Despite the dissension, the band and Goodman were calleS back tor 20 minutes of encores. Goodman earlier expressed sat- until they checks. received final pay- Negro trumpeter Joe Wilder of velop jazz." company of Viet Cong troops Mew york refused to play at all because, he said, an airline bag- gage charge had been deducted From his salary. Goodman aides said the deduction was for excess baggage carried by Wilder from New York to Moscow. band. Band members had shown signs In the fight that ensued, the gov of being disgruntled through a good part of the tour. They com- plained that Goodman had picked think they wanted any of at l nearby garrison and old that did not represent he grinned. "Strangely enough I contended Mch music "would Ml I wanted applause from the audi- was all I wanted." Goodman said that because of Soviet a "small cold war" prevailed at some of crowd. All concerts were formal affairs, many of them held in arge sport auditoriums. Goodman md asked for permission to play dance date, but got no reply. isfaction with the results of the frs concerts-meaning that some of The same happened to his request tour. He also said he doubts the Rus- sians will develop their own style of jazz, as some of their propa- gandists have urged. "They may run up against a brick wall Goodman said. the first ones had heavy sprink- lings of party stalwarts. But both sides used common sense and calm prevailed, Goodman said. Khrushchev at Concert Goodman expressed gratitude that Soviet Premier Khrushchev "I'd be very much interested in attended his first concert in Mos- knbwing what they'll find. It takes more than a committee to de- Both the United States and the great step forward." Soviet Union, Goodman said, were apprehensive about the tour be- fore It started "and probably with good reason." Americans Worried There was no Immedlaic explft- about the treatment the band nation of the delay In paying the would get, Goodman said, while Embassy's Fourth of July reccp- the Russians were afraid audi- ences might riot enthusiastically. "They had read about riots caused by rock 'n' roll and I don't American modern Jan. Goodman was in accord with the That WM ON last thinf 1 wantw. cow. It was a fine gesture, Good- man said, which put "the stamp of approval on jazz and that's a As for Khrushchev's comment just like anybody else. Since Khrushchev had ex The Americans were worried pressed his dislike during a meet- ing with Goodman at the U.S. thought of Khrushchev. "I think he Is a very attractive and sensible Goodman re- plied. One of Goodman's major dlsap- pointmeats was lack of permis- sion W play for SovM 'or an official jam session with Soviet jazz musicians. Individual members of the baric ad- jam sessions here and there but Goodman's only contact with Soviet musicians was at forma receptions. At one of the recep- Moscow's House of Com posers Soviet jazz was demon strated by the playing of record ing tapes. Goodman was given the tape and is taking it back to the United that he doesn't like jazz, Goodman states. Askcd i{ he thought there said: "He can have his opinions DC market for Soviet jazz in the United States, he replied 'I don't think at the mo ment." Another Disappointment Goodman also was disappointed tlon. Goodman was asked what he hc was unable to reach agree- ment with the Russians nbou playing clarinet solos with a first rate Soviet symphony orchestra witnesses said the clubbing en- suded after rock-throwing Klans- men carrying clubs and flash- ights tried to break through a jarrier of about 30 troopers at he mountain, about 18 miles lortheast of Atlanta. The Klan leaders said they held heir ceremony after conferring vith officers and getting clear- ance. One of the patrolmen told the flan leaders that the officers had been ordered to keep them off of he property. Earlier, an official of the Stone fountain Memorial Association said, "Stone Mountain i s state iroperty and we have not permit- ed any meetings of the kind and do not intend to." He made the statement after the Klan announced plans to stage a cross-burning ceremony and rally on the mountain. Prior to the violence, the Klans men had held a cross-burning cer emony in a cow pasture and then formed a motorcade among cries that they would climb the moun tain. The Klan had met several times during the week while the Nation al Association for the Advance- ment of Colored People was hold ing its convention in Atlanta. At times during the week white-robed Klansmen distribute! racist pamphlets in downtown At lanta. List of Crew And Passengers DENVER (AP) Continental in Denver announced the ollowing passengers and crew members were aboard flight 210 which crashed and burned in a ield near Amarillo, All walked iway from the flaming wreck with nothing more than minor in- uries. Mrs. Mary Dodd, 1112 Crescent Drive, Andrews, Tex. Jacqueline Dodd, 3, Same ad- [ress. Marilyn Dodd, 1, same address. Miss Mary Weaver, 509 Cedar, Borger, Tex. Harold V. Hunter, Gardena, Calif. Jennie Young, Tucson, Ariz. Lore Young, 15 months, same address. Mrs. Minnie Caruthers, Fuller- on, Calif. W. J. Chambless, Tampa, Tex. Ervin Smith, 3905 Fountain Ter- Amarillo. Florence Boze, 119 West Wilson, Borger, Tex. See LIST, Pg. 8-A, Col. 1 NEWS INDEX SICTION A Eugene Staples, the U. S. Em- officer, GOODMAN, M. M. Ctt t Ctmlci IMto-TVIeit TV lent -I ,V 10 n 11 get scared until I got to the hospit- al and realized what happened." Three-year-old Jacquelyn dis- agreed with her mother. "I was Jacquelyn de- clared. "We just went up and came back said Miss Mary Weaver, 23. of Borger, who was en route to North HollywoooV Calif. Mrs. Florence Bove, also o! Borger, was sitting on the right side in the second seat from that front. "Just as it went up in the air It caught said Mrs. Bove. were about 500 feet up and I fett a sudden jar. I looked out window and saw a little and it kept getting bigger and big- ger and soon the whole wing was on fire. "When the plane hit, I hit my head on the seat in front of me and knocked off my hat I was so afraid wouldn't make it down in tune.' Fitness of Youth Called Inadequate HYANNIS PORT, Mass. well-being of all our boys aai _ 'resident Kennedy deplored Sta- tistics Sunday showing 85 per cent of the nation's school children cannot pass a simple fitness test and urged all schools to make youngsters exercise. He called the statistics frighten- ing. Kennedy found some encourage- ment in surveys that indicated more boys and girls were able to pass tests in schools having orga nlzed fitness fewer failed after a year of physical ed- ucation. girls." The chief executive based appeal on a report submitted by Bud Wilkinson, Oklahoma football coach and his consultant on fitness. Wilkinson summ data obtained through pilot ects in North Dakota, Mis Oklahoma, Georgia and vania, samplings by governmw agencies and Youth Fitness cil studies. "These pilot projects nd MF> veys indicate that, at fourth of our 40 million schtfj America can be Ken- nedy said in a statement issued by the Cape God White House. "Yet, the shocking fact remains that at least per cent of our children do not participate in a daily program of vigorous physi- cal activity. This conclusively ohows how much remains to be done, and this is the critical time of the year." Kennedy caltod on schosl oft cials, tamaktol semesters, lo ss 'UiMeonMMtotottM children cannot pass even a "This Is strong evidence that screening test of physical the threat to the strength of young Kennedy test, he added, is not dffficoK art provides merely tat acceptable rfj ibility and _ SUM HI a most per cert j. drea cannot Itaw sUtMks M   

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