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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR .WORLD EXACTLY AS fi96T OT SVX3i 82ND YEAR, NO. 38 PAGE ONE BENJAMIN Tom west, postmaster at Benjamin, is a fellow with the look westerners like to consider typically west- ern. He's wiry, strong-faced and has eyes crinkled by smile if not by sun. He's a native of Knox County, born 12 miles east of Benjamin in a half dugout in 1894, and a resident of this area since then except for some time out to fight up on the line in that earlier war in France. Tom West has been master of the Benjamin Post Office since January 1940 and folk do say he favors running it, as nearly as Washington makes it possible, in a way to conform with the Benjamin way of life. Tom West will, it is said, on occasion spin a yarn. And he is the sort fellow about whom others tell tales. Neighboring Postmaster Jeff Graham of Knox City is one of those full of Tom West stories. One time, back when there were two Thanksgivings, post- masters were gathered in for- mal session considering the technicalities of postal manage- ment. The matter of the two Thanksgivings arose, Graham says. Will post offices close next Thursday for the "Texas someone asked the postal inspector. the postal expert said, let's see.... are you going to do about it in Benjamin, Pappy Mr. West thought. Then he answered with a question. "Are you planning .-Benjamin next Thursday, Mr. "No, indeW the authority assured him. "Well, Tom West said firmly "the Benjamin Post Of- fice will be dosed next Thurs- day." Tom Wesl was at a five-day postal convention in St. Louis back during the Truman Admin- istration when Jesse Donaldson was postmaster general. The general was the chief speaker at the gathering. He spoke re- peatedly. The convention closed, the postmen moved out of the hotel and Tom West was standing on the sidewalk by the mountains of luggage that were waling to be moved to various rail and air depots. This fellow walked up. He was obviously a postmaster for he carried a shopper's bag full of souvenirs as Tom West and the other postmen carried. He was obviously a Texan for he wore a big new white hat and shiny new boots. Tom West was a long way from home and a bit lonesome and here was a fellow Texan. He walked over and stuck out his hand, "I'm Tom West from Benjamin, he intro- duced himself. "Why, 1 know you, Mr. the stranger said. "I met you in Dallas last meeting and I've noticed you here at every ses- sion. I'm General Donaldson." Tom West told Jeff Graham about it later, about his embar- rassment, about how ji was that he didn't recognize Mr. Donald- son but Mr. Donaldson remem- bered him. "That feller had the advant- Tom West explained. "He'd change suits every day, sometimes during the day and, course, I couldn't keep up with him. "But he had no trouble recog- nizing me. I wore the same suit every time he saw me." By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON President Kennedy assured much of Europe and all of America by television t there will be Weslbrook Has Shower A summer shower dumped a half-inch of rain on Westbrook Monday afternoon and light show- era were reported during the morning at Tuscola and Ovalo. TIM WestbrooX rain started s p.m. and lasted an hour. Sunday weather in West Texas UKhided 71-mile-per-hour winds the Howard County Airport at Mg ferine a naif-Inch ruin Ml fu minutes. wday-Wednertay tan- MM ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 24; 3AV JGES IN TWO SECTIONS 9908 SCENE OF TRAGEDY A car of a crack Paris- Marseille express train lies on its side at the bottom of a dry ravine near Dijon, France Monday after derailment. Other cars Of the train some of them also derailed, remain upright on the viaduct. Railway officials said at least 36 persons were killed and more than 100 injured. Story, Pg. 3-A. (AP Wirephoto) Odessa's 70th District Court ask- ing that Coke B. Stevenson Jr., Liquor Control Board administra- tor, be ordered to issue a pack- age store permit at Impact. The petition says that the C. C. H. Incorporated application fulfills all the requirements for a license at 3928 Clinton St. in Im- pact. It was filed by Beverly Tarpley of the firm of Scarbor- ough, Black and Tarpley, at- torneys for the Odessa firm. A hearing on the matter has been set Saturday at 10 a.m. be- fore District Judge C. V. Milburn. KENNEDY SAYS No Devaluation Of Dollar Seen no dollar and no new round of U.S. nuclear tests except under compulsion. Kennedy relayed another major negative overseas in an epochal ive telecast bounced off the Tel- star satellite: There has been no irogress toward a settlement of ,he dangerous problem of Berlin. Four minutes and 40 seconds of i presidential news conference vent out over all American tele-, networks and by orbiting Telstar to 16 nations in Eu- Communist Yugoslavia was among them, but none of the rest if the Red world. The Kennedy bit on television n the customary question-and- answer format of White House news conferences, was part of the irst formal exchange of live tele- casts across the Atlantic. After Kennedy's part was over, he cov- ered all sorts of additional topics n the remainder of his session with newsmen. He said, for example that: His popularity has dropped and 'probably will drop some more." But he indicated his faith that he still can be re-elected. The state of the national econ- omy is "a mixed bag" and there may be a more accurate picture of it early next month when he expects to decide whether to ask an immediate tax cut. No, he hasn't done anything about installing an emergency :elephone line to Soviet Premier {hrushchev the problem isn't communications, for "we under- stand each other but there are differences." itical reprisals against Demo-TarPleV wrote Stevenson stating crats in Congress who huck all requirements com- plied with." Her letter was dated July 18. Stevenson's return letter of July 20, in part said: "The application has met all le- progranj. "A gain of five or 10 Democratic seats in the November election vould change the opinion in both louse anci Senate enough to en- able him to squeeze some of his tey measures through. Butheac- tnowledged even five or 10 seats re going to be hard to get in the ight of the history of nonpresi- lential elections. He thinks Europe will develop in Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer the ame confidence it had in Gen. jam-is Norstad as NATO com- mander in Europe. It would be disastrous for Con- gress to heed Republican sugges- ions and close up shop and go home with so much important msiness still unfinished. Kennedy wasn't on live inter- national television at the moment lis news conference began. But ie started o-'f anyway with a ref- erence to Telstar, and called it 'another indication of the extra' irdinary world in which we live." Carrying messages to and from loth sides of the world, he said, s an essential requirement of jeace and: "I think this understanding vhich will inevitably come from he speedier communications is bound to increase the well-being and security of all people, here, See KENNEDY, Pg. 2-A, Col 3 Heavy Rains In Panhandle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Torrential pained by downpours, electrical accom- storms, struck the Panhandle of Texas late Monday, flooding roads and underpasses. A wall of water seven feet deep blocked a crossing on the main road in Palo Duro Canyon, south' cast of Amarillo. However, Pale Duro State Park officials said they believed that only one.car was isolated by the flood waters Amarillo was drenched by 1.77 inches of rain that fell within a 45-minutc period. It brought the city's 24 hour total to 2.62 inches Joe Casas, 17, Dumas High School grid star named to the state's all-star team, was hospital- ized (or observation after a near- by bolt of lightning knocked him to the ground at Dumas. Six bricklayers were knocked winds off a low scaffold when lightning struck the building on which they were working at Amarillo. None was inland. High wtndt storm at Amarillo whm her of MM. IV UM ktWy 4 No, he isn't planning any po- fff i 3DIAH3S WIIJOMtW Suit filed to Force Impact Liquor Okay -iL'-'  lained that the quo warranto pro- leedings had been appealed from 'aylor County's 42nd District Court to the Court of Civil Ap- peals in Eastland. "Since the appeal was made by the Attorney General of Texas in he name of the State, and since we are a State Department, we eel that we should wait the final lecision of the he wrote, The lower court held in favor of the City of Impact, in essence saying that it was a legally in- corporated city. The decision was appealed by the attorney gener- al's office. The Odessa firm bases its case on Sectio'n 14 of Article 666 ol he Penal Code of the State of Texas, which states: "Unless spe- cifically denied herein en appeal rom any order of the Board or Administrator (Liquor Contra ioard or Administrator) refusing canceling, or suspending a permil or license may be taken to the District Court of the County in which the aggrieved licensee or permittee, or the owner of in- 'olved real Or personal property may reside." Section D of the above article See IMPACT, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 irnoon and evening thundershowers. Little hange in temperature. High Tuesday in Ms. NORTHWEST TEXAS: important through W Partly cloudy ___ ....r------- temperature changes Tuesday through Wednesday. Widely scat, ered mainly afternoon and night time thunderstorms. High Tuesday 84 north 97 south. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS-. Clear to partly cloudy and hpi Tuesday through Wednesday with a few isolated afternoon and evening thundershowers east. High Tuesday 93-103. TEMPERATURES MOD. p.n "S 93 SO............ 54 79 95 78 95 77 .........._. 95 76 9S 79 94 78 88 79 86 83 87 90 High and low for 24-hours ending 9 .m.: 97 and 75. High and low same date last rear: 9 and 66 Sunset last night: sunrise today: :48; sunset tonight: Barometer reading Humidity at 9 p.m at 9" p.m.: 57 per cent. Canada Doctors' Protest Settled SASKATOON. Sask. satchewan's physicians and the Socialist government announced settlement Monday of a 23-day-old medical care dispute that had arought a doctors' protest strike in this Canadian prairie province. The peace was made through mediator, Britain's Lord Tay- lor, who was brought here as an expert on the British govern- ment's medical program to ad- vise how his principles might be applied in Canada. The provin- cial health program was the first of its kind tried in the Western Hemisphere. A special session of the provin- cial legislature will be called shortly to make changes in the compulsory medical insurance program agreed to by the govern- ment and the Saskatchewan Col- lege of Physicians and Surgeons. surance plans to continue opera- on. The act setting up the original program went into effect July 1. of the province's 625 active doctors promptly suspended nor- mal services. ,The College of Physicians anc Surgeons, governing body of the doctors, claimed the legislation permitted too much government control of tile medical profession The act set up compulsory, pre- paid coverage of all Saskatche- wan residents except those under the federal government program It provides for fixed doctors' fees and for financing by direct as- sessment and general taxes. Lord Taylor announced the agreement at a news conference. At the same time, the college asked striking doctors to resume practice immediately. During the strike, about 200 of the doctors provided free emerg- "comWnini publicly supported with the true essential, of pro- which InehiM oocWi by The afrwmMI foUowi UMS of M ttnt The announcement said the ency service at 41 of the prow will open a way for ince's 1M hospitals. The service WM ausmenttd by universal (medical) insurance a government tmrftKy BrtW Airline Turns town Plan By Goldberg WASHINGTON (AP) Eastern Air Lines rejected Monday night a proposal by Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg to end a month-long engineers strike against the carrier. The rejection came in a state- ment by EAL President Malcolm A. Maclntyre. There was no Immediate reac- ,ion from the striking Flight En- gineers International Association, AFL-CIO, to the proposal, al- hough it had been indicated the union would accept if the com- pany had accepted. Goldberg had proposed that ilanned television programs via Telstar Monday for the first time. Both seemed happy with results. America was first, beaming was ican v ewers' as Telstar wift panorama glimpses of Thi American life that baseball game, news conference, a busy Detroit expressway; a summer theater, Kith sides submit economic issues o binding arbitration and settle crew complement controversy on a basis that Goldberg had said both sides had indicated willing- ness to accept. Maclntyre said agreement could not be reached without also get- ting agreement by the airlines' pilots. Goldberg had said, how- ever, that any settlement of the crew complement issue would be subject to 'concurrence of East- ern's pilots. The company sent nearly empty jets aloft from New York Monday in a tense, token renewal of serv A spokesman for the Federa Aviation Agency said, meanwhile that the agency is considering revised training program for en gineers submitted by Eastern. I reduce the type and amount of training necessary for pilots or others to qualify to take gineeri from the FAA The agency spokesman said the examination itself would not be changed. NEWS INDEX HCTIOM A GINA WATCHES TEST Actress Gina Lollottigida watches President John F. Kennedy on television set in her Rome villa Monday during live telecast from the .United States to Europe via the Telstar satellite. The Italian actress is work- ing on a movie in Rome. (AP Wirephoto) First World-Wide TV Shows Prove Successful NEW YORK (AP) The New (reported the American show's re- World and the Old exchanged ception was generally good. Reception of the European show in New York likewise was good. However, the last minute or so of the program was lost to Atner- included a a presidential Then there was the familiar set- ting of a crowded White House new conference, with President nedy somberly telling newsmen that there has been no recent progress toward an accord with Russia over Berlin. "We will continue to try to reach he said. The ques- tioning moved into nuclear test- world plunges deeper into Kennedy said- medicare, the drain on U.S. gold reserves and other matters. It was the first time such an occasion was shared immediately and directly by Europeans. An es- mated 200 million of them watched the, show. It was also available to the Soviet network; although not carried by it. Across the Atlantic, broadcast- __________ The opening event on the ers, scientists and others bafled ic in Belgrade, the opera in across-the-sea presentation was a the epochal program. Vatican toizoa. This depicted the ancient Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London. Bounced off the satellite Tel- dancers! the star, a history maker .itself, the United- Nations, a fairground and 15-minute 'America' to Europe. he chiseled more. Europe came face of Mt. Bush- program was transmitted to at least 16 countries in 7 languages. back with pic- lome, a scientific center in Ge- neva, and the heart of industrial Set-many. "Go America, go, go America, a French commentator en- couraged as the first test images on screens in France. Reports from Germany, Spain Keports irom uwniauy, England, France and elsewhere son responded with a base American television heretofore ures of Big Ben in London, a has "spoken in one ob- brightly lit Paris street, a Swed- served announcer Walter Cron- ,sh maid in the land of the Lapp kite, as the curtain rose on the and the reindeer, Sicilian boats new era in. television. Today we and fishermen, a riding school in begin to speak in many tongues.. Vienna, the Square of the Repub- if "the'pioneering show appeared suggestion over the stadium loud States-to-Eurbpe program, a com- speakers, and the crowd went bined presentation of the wild. The Phillies' 'Johtray CaUi- typieally clamorous interval in a Radio said- it opened vast possi- game between Philadelphia's bilities socially, economically, cul- Phillies and the Chicago Cubs at tin-ally and politically. Chicago's Wrigley Field. "Let's give all the baseball fans in Europe a big came the More than 50 camera crews, stationed across America, took part in producing the United major U.S. networks- and the nadian Broadcast Corp'. Idaho Senator Dies After Being Found Unconscious WASHINGTON (AP) Idaho Sen. Henry C. Dworshak, a Re- publican who spent his 23-year congressional career as a cham- pion of conservative causes, died Monday night after a heart at- tack. Ward C. Dworshak, a son of the senator, said his 68-year-old fa- ther had suffered from a heart difficulty for several years. The condition, he said, became aggra- vated during the past month. The younger Dworshak said his mother discovered her husband examinations to obtain night en- unconscious in bed when she en- tered their bedroom about p.m. EOT. He was rushed to the George- town University Hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival. Dworshak was tnt third lenator to die this year. The others, both Repwbneani. Andrew aad ancer and a tough foe of the tinfl of what be called "socialistic spending" advocated by PreaJ- dent Kennedy and other Demo- cratic presidents before him. He won a place on the ful Senate AppropriatiOM niittee. and from that vaataft point wielded a conservative fluecce over Dworshak's death win about the election of two tors in Idaho this year. Frank Church, D-Idabo, It Dim agate, with strat can opposition. Thlt will place category of several that Mt swMn to the Novem dudc New HENRY DWOMHAK _____ Uaktr the lurky. Mate. Mfe   

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