Abilene Reporter News, July 29, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUft WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 43 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORN; 9908 x I A Hi1" oa 33 I AH" I'Y PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS Auotitttd P-Vr Two Youths Rescued From Mountain PINE SPRINGS, Tex. A res-land Hint Meyers, son of Mr. and cue party late Saturday afternoon reached two Abilene trapped overnight on a youths 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 narrow mountain ledge. rescue scene, reported that a group of mountain climbers from Pine Springs with a pack mule 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. Friday Mrs. John Meyers of 302 Leggctt Dr., in attempting to aid his com- panion also.fell to the ledge. The two youths were reported in "good the stale police said. Rescuers brought the two boys to (he ranch of J. C. Hunter, a half mile below the. precarious, Stale police said the boys werej lowered from their perch by a' rope basket for several hundred feet and then were carried part of the way to the ranch. Meyers was to be taken from the ranch and flown from Carls- bad, N.M... then to Abilene Tex., for a physical check-up. State police said Thomson is "all right and in very high spirits. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Higgs of Guadalupe Peak, at the north end 2141 Palm, whose father was at the J. C. Hunter ranch; Carey Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Jackson of 2132 Crescent; Bill Boyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rube Boyd ol 1302 Albany; and David Sivley, son of Mr. anc! Mrs. W. Rufus Sivley of 1249 Hollis. Mr. ant! Mrs. Meyers and Br. 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 live adults who were guests of schoolmate Carolyn Hunter and Mr. Mrs. J. C. Hunter Jr. at the Hunters' ranch of the Guadalupe Sacramento Apache mountain range just south 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. W. E. Muenzler of 3S10 S. 20th and the Hunters. They added that Meyers "appear- in McKjtt'rick Canyon seven or ed all right except fo rthe sprainedleign( north Of the JOHN MEYERS sprains ankle ankle.11 The ledge in McKitlrick 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 Guadalupe Mountains six miles north of Guadalupe Peak, the highest in the state. The moun- tain on which they were trapped is inlhe 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 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- plies and cots. The group had planned a week end of mountain climbing, pic- nicking, fishing and swimming. The group of mountain climb- ers from the Pine Springs, Tex., area laboriously scaled the assist foot peak with, a pack horse Sat- urday to bring down the youths. The ledge .on which were perched, was about 300 above the floor of the canyon. Other climbers from the South Mountaineers Club of El tronautics. Paso also left that city under pa lice escort Saturday morning in rescue efforts. And George McHenry, on Rt. 1 on the east side of Phantom Hill Lake, informed (he two Reporter ..News Saturday that he they had done quite a bit of mountain feet climbing and would go to the area if needed. McHenry is an engi- neer at General Dynamics As- A gathering storm thai ham- to pered rescue efforts prevented a helicopter from getting close who lives enough to the trapped youths tai fort effect rescue. Another difficulty was that rocks jutted both and below the ledge on which youths were marooned. Hunter early Saturday had can. ed for a helicopter to help in ttve rescue efforts, but those familiar with the area said they thought a helicopter would be almost use- less because of air turbulence in See YOUTHS Pg. I6-A, I xcursion 25 Killed Train LOWERY THOMPSON good condition 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 SITE OF RESCUE The arrow points to the peak on which two Cooper High School students were trapped on a ledge overnight and rescued Saturday afternoon. The picture was taken by John Womble of 1451 Tanglewood, who is well acquainted with the rugged area in the Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas. Ben Bella Gains Of Rich Area in A STEELTON, Pa. (AP) A.by area hospitals. Many were Pennsvlvania Railroad special children. State police said it was possible there might be other bodies in the iver. 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 he wss in an empty car when he felt it wobble. He looked out oi the window and saw the last three cars whip off the rails and tumble down the bank. "It happened so fast there was noway to, tell what possibly could aave Markley said. He, like the other railroad crew- men, was not hurt. A railroad spokesman saic 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- burg at 5 p.m. en route for the Philadelphia Phillies Pitts- biu-gh 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 (rack 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 Seo TRAIN, Pg. 16-A, Col. 3 COMMERCE By ANDREW BOUOWIEC 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 Philippeville fell quietly to Ben Bella Friday night while politicians of wan-ing (ac- tions dickered in Algiers on ways to restore peace and unity lo this newly independent North African nation. With Bone and Constantino al- ready in the hands ol his follow- ers, Philippeville was taken over reputedly by regulars stationed -In Tunisia during the nationalist anti-French rebellion plus some units from Wllaya (Zone) 1 south of Constantino. There were dem- onstrations ot support from the town's people, no violence. The movement appeared to vie. Idle a tnelt agreement nmong lone cotrmundcrs not to let their troops cross into another zone. But it assured Ben Bella of a triangle ot strategic territory 200 miles cast of Algiers to match his western holdings, centered at Or.in. The Kabylie Mountains, inhab- ited by peoples reported largely opposed to Ben Bciln, remained a buffer between Algiers. Deputy Premier NEWS INDEX SECTION A Business Outlook pit news Obituaries SECTION B Book news To Your Good Health SECTION C Women's news Amusements Goron on Bridge Rodlo-TV TV Scout Dycss pix page Editorial. SECTION D Spoils Church niwi Farm ntwi, irtrkttt 5 14 15 5 7 1-16 8-9 i. 8 10 1Q 12 14 1-4 f 10 tj. S. PFI'ARTMF.NT OF Cfl IVGATIIKIt HIJKK.-UI (N'eatlirr Pane 2-A> ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius W Miles) Partly cloudy lo cloudy Sunday am! Monday with a ctiancc for late and idiihtllmc thundershowcrs bom days. Hinli tcinperatu.-e both (lays near low Sunday nieht 75. NORTH CENTRAL ANT) NORTHEAST (TEXAS: Tartly cloudy Sunday and .Mon- Philippeville and Mohammed NOHTHWEST TEXAS: Tartly cloudy .scattered mostly late Ihunder.showeTS Sun- day an'd Monday. HiKh Sunday 25 urn-tit Roudinf, from the mountai ntown of Tisi Ouzou, called tor the for- mation of guerrilla units and or- ganization of a unified command to opjiojiCv-Bcn Bella's "invasion troops.1' So far as could be determined in Algiers, however, all his prep- arations were in the stage of ap- peals and communiques. While Houdiaf continued to call for resistance, his close compan- ion and fellow deputy premier, Belkacem Krim. attempted to ne- gotiate a compromise hero with Ben Bella's right-hand man, Mo- hammed Knitter. The two rm-.l in Algiers' former colonial administrative headquar- ters In a talk described by Krlm as "friendly find fraternal." Their unity broke up on the heels of n .Inly 1 referendum with which thn Algerian people ratified their independence. SOIlfli CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear lo Jondy and hot Sunday and Monday. Sunday DS-JOfl. SOUTHWKST TBXAS: C ear cloudy and hot Sunday and Monday, lliso Sun- day 'and low lor M.hiwi cnmi 18 and 7H. and low Bamr. date ycui m Sunsi-t last nlfjht: sunrise today: IttnluW.! 1-W- Hiiromrtcr readinjc at 3 p.n'-j Hiimitlily nt i) 81 per WHERE IT RAINED GORGE MtlNDAY. K1I1NEUND 3.00 J.75 .22 SWEETWATEH SNVDEB ,50 .10 Violent Weather Misses Basket! Turbulent weather continued tr plague West Texas Saturday aft- ernoon, with the Abilene Weathei Bureau alerting Haskell residents for strong winds and hail in show- er activity. Shannon Teal, meteorologisi with the Weather Bureau at the Municipal Airport, issued his ad visory about p.m. for Haskel area to watch for the disturbance The Department of Public Safe ly dispatched a patre! car to the area for visual sightings, but the officers reported that only heavy rainfall was registered and tha there was no apparent damage Teal said the storm cell appar ently dissipated about p.m There also was a report of shower activity 40 miles to the northwes of Abilene, Teal said. Rhinelnnd in Knox County, six miles north of Mxmday, was one of four polnl-s reporting rainfall Three inches fell there in showers which itarted about JiSO 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 IN IMPACT LIQUOR LICENSE CASE Judge Hears Evi ODESSA (RNS) A ruling on The law suit, filed in Milburn'sjlmpact to 214 S. Jackson in Odes- a suit filed in 70th District Court court iast week by Abilene attor- sa. John T. McCowen is. listed-as here seeking to force the Texas nev Beverly Tarpley, asked the registered agent of the firm. Liquor Control Board to issue a to compel the LCB to issue Au evidence entered during Sat- package store permit to C. C. H. a permit for C. C. H. Inc. to morning's 20 minute hear- Inc. of Odessa for sale of liquor erate a package liquor store was. Dy agreement, between in Impact was delayed indefinite- impact. [y Saturday following a 20-minute hearing of the case by Judge C. V. Miltairn. Judge Milburn received into ev- idence 13 exhibits offered by at- Lorneys for the corporation. 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 in- junction would be lifted. The Eastland court apparently eyed the Odessa hearing as an in- fringement on its authority in view of a quo warranto appeal regarding the legality of the in- 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 C. C. H.'s home office was moved early this summer from BY SHERIFF struck him on the head more than once when he went to the county jail to inquire about the reported beating of another integrationist. King, his head swathed in bandages and his shirt soaked with blood, talked with newsmen shortly after a doctor closed a two-inch gash in his forehead. "I was hit over the head with what I think was a walking Diirn uy an the attorney declared He said deputy Friday afternoon, the 70th Sheriff D. C. Campbell, ifi on the sidewalk and ;

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