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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS JT Byron .82ND YEAR, NO. 43 jfy K w ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDA '62-SIXTY PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS Attociatoi frttf Two Youths Rescued From Mountain PINE SPRINGS, Tex. A res- cue party laic Saturday afternoon reached two Abilene youths trapped overnight on a narrow mountain ledge in Texas' remote Guadalupe Mountains and brought them to safety down the moun- tain. The Department of Public Safe- ty radio dispatcher at Pecos, about 10 miles southwest of the rescue scene, reported that a group of mountain climbers from Pine Springs with a pack mulei had reached the .two 17-year-old youths, John (Buddy) Meyers and Lowery Thompson, and that Mey- ers was reported to have suffered a sprained ankle sustained when he fell onto the ledge. Reports were that Thompson, an Eagle Scout and son of Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Thompson of Mc- Murry Campus, slipped and fell on the ledge about 4 p.m. Friday1 and that Meyers, son of Mr. and of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Higgs of Guadalupe Peak, at the north end Mrs. John Meyers of 302 Leggett 2141 PaJm, whose father was at Of the Guadalupe Sacramento JOHN MEYERS sprains ankle Dr., in attempting to aid his com- panion also fell ta the ledge. The two youths were reported in "good the state police said. Rescuers brought the two boys to the ranch of J. C. Hunter, a half mile below the precarious, narrow mountain ledge. State police said the boys were lowered from their perch by a rope basket for several hundred feet and then were carried parti of the way to the ranch. Meyers was to be taken from the ranch and flown from Carls-1 bad, N.M., then to Abilene Tex., for a physical check-up. State police said Thomson is "all right and in very high spirits. They added that Meyers "appear- ed all right except to rthe sprained ankle." The ledge in McKittrick Canyon on which the two young men spent about 24 hours without food or wa- ter before the mountain climbers reached them prevented them from taking more than two steps in either direction, a newsman at the scene said. The ledge is. about 500 feet above the floor of a canyon in the Guadalujie Mountains six miles north of Guadalupe Peak, the highest in the state. The moun- tain on which they were trapped is inthe northwestern corner of sparsley settled Culberson Coun- ty, and consists largely of rock and sparse vegetation. Five other Abilene boys in the mountain climbing party who stayed on the mountain overnight underneath the ledge were George McDonald, son of Mr. and Mrs, Donald McDonald of 3418 S llth (Dr. McDonald went to the scene Max Higgs, son the J. C. Hunter ranch; Carey Apache mountain range just south Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Jackson of 2132 Crescent; Bill Boyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rube Boyd of U02 Albany; and David Sivley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hufus Sivley of 1249 Hollis. Mr. and Mrs. Meyers and Dr. Thompson went to the scene Sat- urday morning. Thompson's fa- ther is a professor at McMurry College, and Meyers father is a butcher in a food store here and his mother operates a beauty sa- lon. Meyers and Thompson were among 40 Cooper High School stu- dents and five adults who were guests of schoolmate Carolyn Hunter and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hunter Jr. at the Hunters' ranch in McKittrick Canyon seven or eight miles north of the of the New Mexico border. The convoy of vehicles bearing the teenagers on the 700 mile trip left Abilene early Friday morning. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. Theron Fer- gus of 1258 Vine, Mrs. E. Muenzler of 3510 S. 20th and the Hunters. Homer Higgs, oil production su- perintendent for Hunter by voca- tion and a fine cook by a vocation, had gone to the ranch house Tues- day hauling a trailer of food, sup- youths, plies and cots. The group had planned a week end of mountain climbing, pic- nicking, fishing and swimming. The group of mountain climb- ers fro-n the Pine Springs, Tex., area laboriously scaled the assist foot peak with a pack horse Sat- urday to bring down the two The ledge on which they were perched was about 500 above the floor of the canyon. Other climbers from the South- western Mountaineers Club of El Paso also left that city under po- lice escort Saturday morning in rescue efforts. And George McHenry, on Rt. 1 on the east side of Fort Phantom Hill Lake, informed the two Reporter News Saturday that he had done quite a bit of mountain feet climbing and would go to the area it needed. McHenry is an engi- neer at General Dynamics As- tronautics. A gathering storm that ham- to pered rescue efforts prevented a helicopter from getting close who lives enough to the trapped yonthi effect rescue. Another difficulty was that rocks jutted both above and below the ledge on which youths were marooned. Hunter early Saturday had call- for a helicopter to help in tha rescue eftorts, but those familiar with the area said they thought helicopter wuuld be almost use- less because of air turbulence iaj See YOUTHS Pg. 16-A, CeL I LOWERY THOMPSON good condition At Least 25 Killed On Excursion Train 3 Curs Derail, Foil in River STEELTON, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania Railroad special loaded with baseball fans jumped the track alongside the Susque- hanna River Saturday night. The last three cars rolled down a 40- foot embankment into the water. There were 25 known deaths, and another 120 injured reported trapped on a ledge overnight and rescued Saturday Texas, afternoon. The picture was taken by John Womble Ben Bella Gains Control Of Rich Area in Algeria By ANDREW BOROWIEC ALGIERS of the grip of Ahmed Ben Bella's troops on a rich segment of east- ern Algeria strengthened the hand of that dissident deputy premier Saturday in his bid to take over the government. The seaport of Philippcville fell quietly to Ben Bella Friday night while politicians of warring fac- tions dickered in Algiers on ways to restore pence and unity to this newly independent North African nation. With Bone and Constantino al- ready in the hands of his follow- ers, Philippevillo was taken over reputedly by regulars stationed in Tunisia during the nationalist rebellion plus some from Wilaya (Zone) 1 south of Constantino. There were dem- onstrations of support from the town's people, no violence, movement appeared to vio- lite tacit agreement nmong MM not to let their troops cross into another zone. But it assured Ben Bella of a triangle of strategic territory 200 miles east of Algiers to match his western holdings, centered at, Oran. The Kabylic Mountains, inhab- ited by peoples reported largely opposed to Ben Bella, remained NEWS INDEX SECTION A Businesi Outlook 5 Oil news 14 Obifaatioi 15 SECTION B Book nowi To Your Good Health 7 SECTION C Women'i 1-16 Amuununti.......... Goron en t Radio-TV loei......... 10 TV Seoul 1Q Dytll 41 Edltorloli 14 SECTION D SporH................ 1-4 Chunk IHWI Perm MWI, morion 10 C. E. DEFAKTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHEK BUREAU CWenthrr Pane 2-A) ABILENE ANF> VICINITY IKadte ._ Miles) Partly eloudy to cloudy Sunday and Monday with a chance lor late eve nine and nlKhttimc thundershowcrs both days. High temperature holh days near 100, low Sunday night 75. NORTH CENTRA1. AND NORTHEAST TEXAS: Partly cloudy Sunday and Mon day with scattered mostly late thunder showers North. Hish Sunday 82-102. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy scattered mostly Isle ttiundcrshowers Sun u _J day and Monday. Hlsh Sunday 85 85 Mohammed 95.110 south. SOUTO CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear to cloudy and hot Sunday and Monday. HlBh Sunday QS-IOB. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Clear cWdy and hnt Sunday and Monday, lllfih Sun TEMPERATURES SolnrdJiy Saturday _I a buffer between Philippeville and Algiers. Deputy Premier Boudiaf, from the mountai ntown of Tisi Ouzou, called for the for- mation of guerrilla units and or- ganization of a unified command to oppose Ben Bella's "invasion troops." So far as could be determined in Algiers, however, all his prep- arations were in the stage of ap- peals and communiques. While Boudiaf continued to call for resistance, his close compan- ion and fellow deputy premier. Belkacem Krim, attempted to lie- gotiatc a compromise here with lil p.m.: Ben Bella's right-band man, Mo- Humidity a p.m.: per cent. hammed Khider. The two met In Algiers' former colonial administrative headquar- ters In a (alk described by Krim i "friendly and fraternal." Their unity broke which the Algerian people ratified their Independence, WEATHER by area hospitals. Many were children. State police said it was possible there might be other bodies in the river. The three cars which rolled into the river were the only ones in the nine-unit train which carried passengers. Because of the extended drought the Susquehanna, one of the East's major streams, was only about three feet deep as it ran through this hamlet about seven miles from Harrisburg. In all five cars derailed, but two of them remained upright. Ira Markley, 64, of Lancaster, Pa., conductor of the train, said was in an empty car when he 'elt it wobble. He looked out of the window and saw the last three cars whip off the rails and tumble down the bank. "It happened so fast there was no way to tell what possibly could lave Markley said. He, Uke the other railroad crew- men, was not hurt. A railroad spokesman said many passengers were trapped in he cars standing in the water. Divers equipped for underwater work and carrying acetylene torches worked to free them. There was no immediate explan- ation for the derailment. The wreck tore up the Penn- sylvania's main line track for feet. Smoke and fire could be seen for miles. The baseball special left Harris- rg at ,5 p.m. en route for the Philadelphia Phillies Pitts- burgh Pirates game in Philadel- phia on Saturday night. Helicopters from Olmsted Air Force Base, across the river from the scene, were pressed into serv- ice to ferry the injured to Harris- burg hospitals. Pleasure boats also maneuvered into position to help. The first four cars of the spe- cial stayed on the track and, from all accounts, no one in these cars was hurt. Many children were on the train, the railroad said. The was the second PRR spe- cial train carrying sports fans to be wrecked within 18 months. Six persons were killed and 50 seri- ously injured in 1961 when an 11- car train from Philadelphia to Bowie Race Track derailed near Sec TRAIN, Pg. 16-A, Col. 3 88 p.m.: SIM 77 "and low for 2-1-hnirs ending and low isamo date !att year: 90 t last rdcht: May. WHERE IT RAINED GOREE on the MUNDAY 1.75 .22 incir unity uruwj vu heels of a July 1 refcremlum with RIHNEI.AND 3.00 w SWEETWATER ..........80 SNVDER Violent Weather Misses Haskeli Turbulent weather continued to plague West Texas Saturday aft- ernoon, with the Abilene Weather Bureau alerting Haskeli residents for strong winds and hail in show- er activity. Shannon Teal, meteorologist with the Weather Bureau at the Municipal Airport, issued his ad- visory about p.m. for Haskeli area to watch for the disturbance. The Department of Public Safe- ty dispatched a patrol car to the area for visual sightings, but the officers reported that only heavy rainfall was registered and that there was no apparent damage. Teal said the storm cell appar- ently dissipated about p.m. There elso was a report of shower activity 40 miles to the northwest of Abilene, Teal snld. Ilhineland in Knox County, six miles north of Munday, was one four points reporting rainfall. Three inches (ell tlwre in shown day, which iUrted about P.M. TRAIN CRASH SCENE At least 25 persons were killed and scores more in- iured when this Pennsylvania Railroad excursion train en route to Philadelphia for a baseball game derailed late Saturday. Other photo, Pg. 6-B. (AP Wirephoto) IN IMPACT LIQUOR LICENSE CASE Judge Hears Evidence But Can't Make Ruling ODESSA (RNS) A ruling on a suit filed in 70th District Court court ]ast week by Abilene attor- here seeking to force the Texas ney Beverly Tarpley, asked the Liquor Control Board to issue a jucjge to compel the LCB to issue package store permit to C. C. H. a permit for C. C. H. Inc. to op- ine, of Odessa for sale of liquor a package liquor store in in Impact was delayed indefinite- ly Saturday following a 20-minute hearing of the case by Judge C. V. Milburn. Judge Milburn received into ev- idence 13 exhibits offered by at- torneys for the corporation, but was unable to make a ruling be- cause of an injunction obtained 'riday by an assistant Texas attor- ney general. The injunction, granted by the llth Court of Civil Appeals .in Eastland, ordered the Odessa judge not. to render a decision in the controversial case that could lead to legal liquor in Impact on the outskirts of Abilene. Milburn said the court order cit- ed no specific date when the to junction would be lifted. Impact. C. C. H.'s moved early BY SHERIFF The Eastland court apparently eyed the Odessa hearing as as in- fringement on its authority corporation of Impact yet to be heard by the appeals court. Shortly after the injunction pa- pers were served on Judge Mil- burn by an Ector County sheriff's deputy Friday afternoon, the 70th District'Court'Judge said "The in- junction only denies me the right to make a decision. It doesn't deny me the Tight to hear the petition." Although the thjunctton prevent- MIV ed him from making a ruling in some prisoners. the case. Judge Mliburn went ahead with the hearing Saturday BlJCfU! WIUI Iicaiuig v.. H morning because he said he and he could come in shortly. feared denial the hearing would lenrcu uciuai ut deprive the plaintiff. C. C. H. Inc., Campbell said. Whsa its rights under the 10-day time didn't. I put hiw aut of office." A minister wtw limit rule. 'You both know the position lie told attorneys Sutur- r---------------- "Ill let you know irtien the J. C. HMrli. HN The law suit, filed in Milburn's Impact to 214 S; Jackson in Odes- home office was this summer from sa. John T. McCowen is listed as registered agent o! the firm. All evidence entered during Sat- urday morning's 20 minute hear- ing was by agreement between Mrs. Tarpley, Odessa attorney W. See HEARING, Pg. 16-A, CoL 4 Negro Attorney Claims Beating ALBANY, Ga. (AP) Negro! attorney C. B. King said Saturday the Dougherty County sheriff struck him on the head more than once when he went to the county jail to inquire about the reported beating of another iniegrationist. King, his head swathed in shirt soaked vith newsmen ___ _ _, jtor closed s two-inch gash in his forehead. Police Chief Laurie Pritehett termed the incident "very regret- table" and said it was "exactly what we have been trying to pre- vent." Shortly afterwards, William Hansen, 23, a white man identify as a field secretary of the St Nonviolent Coordinating Col tee, was brought to Pritchett's fice with a cut on his lower lip. what I think was a walking the attorney declared. He said Sheriff D. C. Campbell, 76, hit him whim he went to the jail to see two prisoners. Negro spokesmen Kint VlS-Jlll.il Ml -----0-- "I was hit over the head with wentto.the jail to momre about The refused to talk the youth's alleged beating. Hansen, of Cincinnati, had been jailed Friday. Police jailed 28 more demon- strafing Negroes, including Jl ua- with other newsmen, told an Al bany Herald reporter King came to his office and wanted to see He said he told King three times to wait on a bench in the hallway KI ne couia cwuie m "t told him then to leave the orders by Chief leader Dr. Martin Luther King vowed to stay behind bars in pnh test of segregation in this' sgutS- em Georgia city. He is not lalcd to attorney C. B. Tha 28 wnrc arrested after inR on sidewalk and perse. Officers waited hr 30 minutes before   

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