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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 26 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY PAGE ONE The customer at sack's News Stand was insistent am) persist- He cJamanded his Copenhagen must have a late date. A day too old and he'd have to moisten if with wine. Or rum. He might moisten it anyway. With a vintage unknown. But "old snuff, he declared, wouldn't do- Tobacco In its pulverized form is still a best-seller, a survey of sample wholesale concerns dis- closed.. Zick's reports it sells more snuff than chewing tobacco. From 10 to 14 rolls of Copen- hagen, for one thing, go out a week and .there are eight boxes to a roll.' Wholesale firms find chewing tobacco still leads but snuff is its lively contender. Copenhagen is distinctive for something other than its name, it seems. "It separates the men from the boys, 1 says Thad Collier of LEL, tobacco Wholesalers. "It's It is a brand said to be par- ticularly popular in mining areas, Collier continued. But, short thdiigh Abilene may be on mines, it is tag on Copenhagen fanciers; The brand is packaged in cardboard-like boxes, the date of packaging stamped on the bottom. (No, it comes not from Denmark but from Chicago.) Othee, brands come in sealed fin boxes. And there'are many brands.. .Garrett Sweet, Garrett Regular, Dental Scotch, Honest, Red Seal...recites Joe Pace of Woolen' Wholesale. And ihere's Tube Rose, Roost- er, Defoe and Skoal, adds Mrs. Jeral Smith of Abilene Whole- tale Tflbacco and Candy. Skoal, we were told, is dif- ferent. It's mint flavored! NaryJ a snuff user could be found'' among the snuff-sellers but ttie report they gave was uniforln: You'd be surprised at how good snuff sales really are. Edith Parker, buyer for Inde- pendent Wholesale Grocers, says that fften moves about worth'-of snuff a wholesale price. She has a theory as to the reason for the seeming boom in snuff .business iri the summer. she says, "it's be- cause of the outdoor season, fishing and picnicking... .People are outside and can use it eas- ier." Who dips? Young and old, male and fe- male, ithese reporters report. "Lot of people say they buy ft for a one informant said. "But I wonder if they are using it "You'd be surprised at some women.... 1" another hinted. Snuff traffic is, you might dare say, up to snuff. But it is not known if kids still dip. They may not know how. ....Take a tablespoon or a half- cup oE cocoa, lace it with sugar and mix well. If you're a "brush- cut and peel a twig (wil- chew the end until it's soft and use as a dip. If you're a "lipperi" pull back the lower one and fill it. full. Playllke snuff can be almost as drippy as the real stuff, snuff. WEATHER g. DEFXHTMENT WEATHER 1 COMMERCE iTHER BUREAU VICINITY (Hi Pictures tent From Europe Via Satellite By ARTHUR EVERETT NEW YORK (AP) The re- markable Telstar satellite, spin- ning through space, brought rrench and British :.levision di- rect to American home screens Wednesday night. The first East-West links of the Id world with the new via outer space came through with as much larity as if they came from a ew miles away. Telstar brought an eight-minute french program onto all three lajor VS. networks during its 5th orbit around the earth at a peed of m.p.h. On its next orbit It relayed a program from England's Goon- lilly Downs transmitter for some 2 minutes. The French program, which made singer Yvea Montand the irst European .entertainer ever to elecast direct across the AUan- ic. was recorded on video tape earlier and then beamed to Tel- tar from a station in Brittany Several hours later American 'iewers on one aw an actual live telecast from Goonhilly Downs, showing British fficials explaining the transmit- er controls there praising he American achievement in pace communications. The versatile Impound Telstar ommunications satellite was oosted into orbit from Cape Ca- averal at a.m. Eastern tandard Time on Tuesday. It fixed itself in a range of from MO to miles above the earth, In its sixth orbjt Tuesday night, ie yard-wide satellite relayed tel- vision pictures from this country i England and France. Wednesday night, at pm. EST, scientists succeeded in ef- ecting a westward television pas- age, from" Europe to America The live pictures transmitted torn France were picked up via 'elstar by all three American net vorks, ABC, CBS and NBC The brief program began with !acques Marette, French muiibter f posts and telecommunications, raising American-French coop- eration and then advising: "Re- ez, you are in Paris. I invite you o spend a few pleasant moments ith me." He spoke in French and his words were translated lish. Some chorus music followed .and ben Montand began his song. The voice and sound from across the Atlantic were as clear n U.S. television sets as though he broadcast came from a studio n Hollywood or New York. The French ground station at .annion in Brittany beamed the trogram to the Telstar satellite, ,'hich relayed it back to earth on his side of the Atlantic. NEWS INDEX SECTION A. Sport. 8-10 Oil newi 12 SECTION B Feed iwwi............. t Womin'i newi 7 8 Obituorto............. 9 Cemiw............... H Editorial! .............12 TVSeout..............16 Radio-TV Farm newt, markets..... !7 9906 xfl 09 Ml. 40X1 JES IN TWO SECTIONS t A Texans Didn't H s on Stamford, Brya Men at Hearing By w. B. RAGSDALE Jr. WASHINGTON and present Texas farm aid officials estified Wednesday they left di- rectives unread and did nothing, to talt questioned cotton acreage al- otment transfer deals by Bfljie Sol Estes. "What Kind of a railroad are we running Sen. John L. Mc- ;lellan, D-Art., exploded heated- y at one point as the story un- olded before his Sedate investi- gations subcommittee. Both Baldwin P. Davenport of Stamford, Tex., and Ralph T. Price of Bryan, told the sub- committee their state committee idled heavily on its full-time staff and knew little or nothing about the type of allotment transfers in- volved Former ASC Chairman Davenport was chairman of the Texas State Agricultural Stabili- zation and Conservation Commit- ee until March 1961, an appointee of former Secretary of Agricul- ure Ezra Tatt Benson. Price a lis Democratic successor. JUST ASITTIN' AND AWATCHIN' Parade time in Coleman Wednesday found these three young cow- hands perched on the curb with ringside seats for the parade which opened the 25th annual rodeo. From left, they are Larry McDougal, son of Mr. and Action, Spectacle At Colemon Rodeo Mrs. E, J. McDougal of Comanche; and Bob and Dan Edington, sons of Mr. and fits; Wayne Edhigton of Coleman. The is to feafure a-parade at 5 p.m. daily through Saturday. (Staff-Itofofrby Jimmy Par- was chairman, the committee made no effort to a By BOB COOKE Reporter-News Farm Editor COLEMAN The Silver An- niversary Coleman rodeo opened in fiesta style Wednesday with a colorful parade, followed by a rodeo performance viewed by about fans in the Coleman Rodeo Assn.'s sparkling remodel- ed arena. Bob O'Hair, association presi- dent, made the estimate and re- marked that it probably would be surpassed by each of the otter three performances at 8 p.m. through Saturday. Additional downtown parades Record Heat Bakes Area The mercury soared to a torrid 82 degrees at the Weather Bu- reau station at Municipal Airport Wednesday afternoon, the first of- icial reading of 100 or more de- jrees here in almost two years, iweetwater had 106, Seymour and ian Angelo had 105 and Snyder lad 101 with .25-inch of rain. Shannon Teal, meteorologist at the weather station, said the 102 Midland .02. Galveston with an 88 had the state's lowest afternoon max- imum. All other reports were in the 90s. Widely scattered thundershower activity continued in the Panhan- dle-Plains and .far West Texas areas. For the 24 hours ending at 6 p.m. Wednesday Amarillo re- ported 1.42 inches, Alpine .17 and also will be held at 5 p m daily. Taking part in the opening day arade were Coleman Rodeo Jueen Beth Scott and Miss Karen ,avens of Jerome, Idaho, who holds the title of Miss Rodeo of America. Thursday's parade also will fea- ture Miss Carolyn Barre of Yoak- m, Miss Wool of America; Miss lharlene Brown of Brady, Miss ilohair of America; and Miss Jorothy St. Clair of Yoakum, High chool Rodeo Queen of Texas also will appear at the rodeo. At the opening night rodeo, fol- owing introduction of the officials and the rodeo queens, the action eally began. In the first round of the match ed roping contest between... Bill Teague of Crane, former intercol egiate roping champion, and Ray ffhorton of Bandera, former RCA oping champion, Teague took 1.5 econcJ lead after three calves Each will-rope three calves each of the four nights with the lowest otal time winning. league's 'total ime Wednesday night was 46.0 and Whorton's 47.5. In the regular calf roping event .'oung Jim Dougherty of George Vest placed first with 13.2 sec onds. Poochie Appelt of Ballets ville was second with 13.8. Third reading here was registered otj 3tl5 p.m. The last previous 100- degree reading here was on Sept. 15, 1960. Meanwhile the rest of Texas sweltered in the heat and a wild summer storm with hurricane force winds lashed Borger in the northeast Panhandle. Winds of 90 miles an hour were clocked at the Hutchinson County Airport at Borger where half the Huh bom roof of the Jay Aircraft Co. biiild- Ing was blown off, The Associated --------Press reported. At least two large house-type trailers were toppled at Borger. Power and phone service near the airport was crippled. Rain poured down so hard that wa- ter flooded into the air terminal lobby. Lightning and thunder ac- companied the rain. A violent thunderstorm warn- ng for the northeast Panhandle ssued after the Eorger storm, was cancelled late Wednesday. Continued hot and dry weather has been forecast for Thursday with possible widely scattered late afternoon and evening thunder storms. Abilene's highs Thurs- regular heart action that robbed day and Friday probably will be him of the role of second U.S. man in orbit took Donald K. (Deke) Slayton off the seven-man space astronaut team Wednesday, about 98, Teal said. Other Texas cities also report- estimated the loss at ed uncomfortably hot tempera cities, Brownwood, Junction and ment and Wichita Falls, had 104 readings. Cltto with 1M temperatures Spur Drug Store Destroyed by Fire SPUR fire that threat ened an entire business block in downtown Spur destroyed a drug store and damaged several other stores. The fire was believed to have through the City Drug Store. Damaged was m adjacent Included Mtowal building Into which drud atow mate ON i Wink, Larado andCotfteBa. was oipandIng. Two bvtjt WM viue was setuuu wjui 10.0. AIIUU _ was Morris Walker of Petrolia WHEW! Coleman High School Bandsman Dennis with 13.9 and fourth was Sonny Phillips of Abilene, in 14.7. Brooks found that tooting his own horn was hot work at Wednesday's opening day rodeo parade in Gole- in bareback bronc riding, .John ne and the other bandsmen rode rather than Mima Tiiisa scored 172 noints Mullins o See RODEO, scored 172 points Pg. 3-A, Col. 2 Walke3j. foi m the 100-plus temperature that didn't help much, (Staff Photo) BALDWIN DAVENPORT of "What kind of a railroad art we running hereJ" Z Osborn testified he did not of Estes' maniupiations until tar Davenport said that, while he story "brake thifJfear, bet could not rec6H havinf cussed Estes with Henry 'T ransfers by Estes might be il- legal He said couldn't remember whether his group ever saw a W. Lewis David, who Osborn as the ASC So. I man with the new title ol state executive. memo from Washinaton issued same duties, Dee. should MM, but also advised him jected. Couldn't Remember Neither could Davenport1 ,he Esteg the state committee lacked dence and authority to veto them. Both David and Osborn pictured Marshall as the man who knew most about the agriculture de- See ESTES. Pg. J-A, C4. re- member whether he had seen an earlier memo by Estes' lawyers which claimed the transfers were legitimate. Both Price and Davenport tes- tified they usually devoted only too or three days a month tc their jobs, that they had relied heavily on advice of subordinates, and had not even seen some key memoranda which purportedly had called the Estes cotton allot- ment deals into question as long ago as December 1960. Price said that although be knew nothing about the allot- ments at the time, the machinery for transferring allotments was set up when took office in late March 1961. Decision on Probe However, when the official han- facilities at Ballinger City Lake. dling the transfers, Henry Mar- shall, died under mysterious cir- tion heads decided to call for an investigation of Estes' land trans- fers. The investigation eventually re- fire break out, they said. suited in cancellation of the 1961 led on Estes. Gaylord F. Osborn, who was the committee's state executive off! cer and No. 1 aide until His re- tirement March 1, 1961, testified he had delegated to subordinates both work and responsibility. "We get the chairmen, and they don't know anything about McClellan snapped. "Now you don't know anything about it. deals in Ballinger Asks Water Usage Cut BALLINGER (RNS) BaOifC. ger City Commissioners asked residents to restrict watfcr usage because of what was de-._ scribed as inadequate pumping- Commissioners said the pump- ing station cannot keep the stand- cumstances. Price said the sec-pipe reservoir filled unless restrictions are in effect. wise, the city would be placed _ a disastrous situation should Residents of odd allotments and a heavy fine lev- houses, have been asked to their lawns Monday, and Friday afternoons and ings, while residents of numbered houses may water thajC yards Tuesday, Thursday and SaV urday afternoons. There is no on Sunday. Commercial users of large ojuaft- titles of water have been aifcsd to restrict .usage from 6 am. la, noon Monday through Saturday.; Slayton Loses WASHINGTON (AP) The ir- Maicolm Scott Carpenter made in the astronaut training program the night. Slayton manned a and his physical condition win be tracking station in Australia dur- monitored on continuing basis ing the three orbits of his back-up by members of the Manned Space- tftaff "Naturally I'm greatly disap- his family in the wppds.of Wis-. Slayton said. With Dr. Robert R. Gllruth, director of the National consin, sent this message which NASA made public here: "For more than three years I UlllUUI, "I Aeronautics and Space Adminis-have been training and looking (ration's manned spacecraft cen- ter, made the announcement. He nu-nt But lam ready to do what- said the Air Force major will con- City fire department officials Unue to perform ground duties in the man-uvspace program. The announcement said the to the program." started by a combustible stresses of current manned space flight are a one-man solo apace flight" pilot. Slayton, DOW in seclusion with Forward to an early' flight assign. ever is needed. "I'll work wherever manage- ment feels I can best contribute Gllruth said Slayton will assume _______ ___ too great to recom-new engineering and operational Slayton "should mrte planning dutie. at the Manned Spacecraft on all pNframi Mf- health standpoint Slayton himself has discounted its effect and has said he considered himself fully craft Center medical Gil- ruth said. "I would be happy to have Slay- ton on our team in any capacity, HIU VU Wl icalll V, and I know he will be making Irst observed new and perhaps more important contributions to our program in his new capacity. "At the same time, I have made this decision with a great tease hard has feels a deep personal disappoint- aad hrjaw M it assW able to make an orbital The ailment is known as atrial fibrillation, a periodic lack of rhvthm in the heart action. It long before be was picked for the space flight from which he was removed last March 15. Doctors apparently disagreed over the ef- fect the condition might have on of regrrt because I know how Slaytart. abuBy to a .....'Ill flight _________r Among Slayton no- ment for himself, feuow at- dsrwsrt WJj tronauts. and tor M. Siaytoa's geosral h nctUw and all
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