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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1962, Abilene, Texas Abilene SATURDAY 3 STAR FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKET 82ND YEAR, NO. 49 ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, Filibuster Threat Issued by Morse By GARDNER L. BRIDGE WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., threatened Friday to renew a filibuster against the administration's com- munications satellite bill. Morse, one of the leaders of a group which blocked Senate con- sideration of the measure for five days, got into a row with Sen. nication satellites, underwent ex- tensive questioning by Morse. Wiley broke in at one point to say that committee, members were supposed to ask questions, "not deliver sermons." "Never, mind talking, ask your he told Morse. "The senator from Wisconsin can protest to high "but he hasn't been Alexander Wiley, R-Wis. said, promised to answer Wiley "at some length after Aug. 10." That is the date set for return of the bill to the Senate floor un- der a truce diverting it to the Senate Foreign Relations Commit- tee for further hearings. The flareup came at a commit- tee session at which Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy urged passage of the measure as "one of the most important pieces of legisla- tion offered by this administra- tion." Kennedy cut short his testimony to catch a plane for the West Coast and was replaced in the _r witness chair by Newton N. Min- have no doubt it will be at some ow, chairman of the Federal Com-'length." given the power to censor the sen- ator from Oregon." Wiley drew from Minow that many of the policy questions Morse raised about the proposed privately owned, government-reg- ulated satellite corporation would still exist if the government owned and operated it. Morse, Who contends along with several other Democrats that the corporation should be government owned and operated, said: "The senator tempts me. I will answer him and Mr. Minow at some length after Aug. 10." Wiley stood up and said, "I munications Commission. Minow, who described the bill as a e of government and free enterprise, with the two in harness together to launch and op- erate a global system of commu- Then he walked out of the room, saying: "You'll have to excuse me. 1 can't take any more." Minow testified the government is not equipped to operate a com- munications system of its own. Dr. Hobbs Calls For New Efforts ESTES BOOKED Billie Sol Estes is shown being charged with violation of the state anti-trust laws. Cen- finserprinted at the Potter County courthouse in pic- ter, Estes is photographed by officers, and right Capt. ture at left as he answered an indictment returned by Bobby Hudson of the sheriffs department books the Potter County grand jury in Amarillo. He is him into the Amarillo jail Friday afternoon. Estes was reported to have flown in from Abilene to post bond and to have returned there. Relatives contacted by the Abilene Reporter-News said they had not seen Estes here. (AP Wirephotos) WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Wrathcr Map. Page 3-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY 'Radius Miles! Ffeir to partly cloudy scattered afternoon ttmnde: showers thvoudti Sunday. High both days around 95, low Saturday tlisht 70 to 75. NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS Clear to clnudy Saturday and Sunday Warmer north Saturday. High Sat- irtiay' 35-100. NORTHWEST TEXAS Clear to cloudy Saturday and Sunday. Scattered later thun- llershowers west and north portions. Warmer Saturday. Hifih Saturday 94-100. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Clear to cloudy ind hot Saturday and Sunday. Isol'lted Jatc thundeshowers far northwest. High Saturday S6-10G. TE.MPERATUBES Frl. Fri. p.m. >3 92 9-1 9F 9fi Renewed efforts to spread the] Now in his second term as Christian Gospel especially in [president of the nine million- Asia and Africa were callcdirncmber Southern Baptist Conven- for Friday night by the Dr. Hobbs was keynoter forjp'' of the widespread Southern Bap-jthc annual rally of the District 17jalj tist Convention, as he spf'-c to Baptist Brotherhood, which takosis; approximately 1.000 Baptist lay- jn a dozen West Central Texas men at Hardin-Simmons Univer- counties. Large delegations wort sity. hand from the Callahan. Cis- Dr Hcrschel H. Hobbs of Fisher. Haskell-Kr.ox. Jones, lahoma City declared that Sweetwalcr. and samo world conditions which I Abilene Baptist Asociations. Larg- throw obstacles in the path oflt-sl group 182 was from Christian witnessing also provide'Haskell-Knox Association unprecedented opportunities forj Also on the program were Dr. the spread of the Gospel. IT, A. Patterson, executive sec- Using Africa as an example, of the Baptist General Con- said 90 million Africans will be vcntion of Texas, who urged all- giving up their native religions iniout support of the Japanese evan- thc next decade. In their places.) gelistic crusade which the BGCT either Communism. Islam Christianity will he accepted. 07 and 7 and low ow for 24-hours ending 9 me dat :t nif-'lit: sunris .unset tonishi reading at 5 Humidity at 9 p.m. 50 pel last year: 97 today 28.05. cent. NEWS INDEX Estes Posts Bond On New Indictment Senator Blasts Farm Officials By FRANCES LEW1NE WASHINGTON John L. McClellan, D-Ark., charged Friday that someone high in the Agriculture Department tried to the Billie Sol Estes case Friday to learn who was respon- Dr. Holibs cited similar condi- tions in Asia. In Japan he said. World War II destroyed the "old gods." Through the nationwide evangelistic campaign planned for 1963. Baptists have an opportun- ity to firmly establish Christianity. "Man has tried everything else nnd now he's ready to try God. if we give him the Dr. Hobbs asserted. "There is a vac- uum in the hearts of men. Only the Gospel can fill il." The Baptist leader also criti- cized anti-communism extremists and declared that the Christian churches arc the strongest force against communism in the world today. is sponsoring: Sam Reed of 0'- Sce HOBBS, Pg. 9-A, Col. 5 SECTION A Bridge Church news....... Obituaries Sports............ Amusements Oil news........ SECTION B Editorials Wcmcn's news Comics...... Form news, markets TV Swut Rodio-f V (091...... 6-8 10 11 2 3 4, 5 9 10 sweep under the rug. McClellan rebuked Agriculture Department officials for what he I termed failure to call the hand iof on alleged threats to em- ban-ass the Kennedy administra- tion and the department in an ef- fort to block their widening inves- E. Jacobs, a top farm-aid official tigations of his dealings. McClellan's Senate Investiga- an wielded improper political in- fluence in his swift rise to wealth through grain-storage and cotton- growing operations. The group bore down on efforts sidle for framing a memorandum last Jan. 24 which sought to vali- date allegedly illegal juggling of cotton-planting allotments by Es- tes. Witnesses have testified the memo was the work of Emery Head of Major Also AMAHILLO (AP) revealed Friday the indictment of the head of a major New York corporation along with Billie Sol a governor's warrent, they said. Conviction on the state anti-trust charges would carry a maximum 10-year term in prison. who has resigned under fire in the Estes investigation. Jacobs was deputy administrator of the (AP Wlreot MAYNARD WHEELER indicted with Estes Overlooked Tsx Accounts Will Add to Till By BILL Mi1 ADA I furnishings or real estate proper- Reporter-News Staff Writer jty. Unofiicial estimates indicate; The addition of these accounts number of notices mailed to be quit. The subcommittee seeks to find out who, if anyone, in the depart- ment put Jacobs up to circulating the memo which apparently never was signed or put into effect. When those responsible for it are discovered, McClellan de- clared, the subcommittee would he "well on the way to finding out the real answer of what was happening down there and where the real responsibility rests." like Smith's estimate joseph Moss, head of the cotton of 5.000 total 1 200 or more personal million at assesseditax accounts also tax accounts worth some SIOjvalue will add about SI61.0001about personal property [division, has testified he gave so was lowered to "technical assistance" on the :ommunist were overlooked in draw- he I ing up last years city tax rolls. The accounts include such busi- properties as office equip- but do not' "Call a man no matter how loyal he is. will have to spend the rest of his live proving it. We ought to he ness propcrli careful about our name-calling." ment and mv Dr. Hobbs said. to the revenue receivable this year by the city, school district and West Central Texas Munici- pal Water District. Smith dispelled any suggestion that the number of ed indicates a sweeping taxation drafting of the memo, but did so at Jacobs' request and he neither approved nor disapproved it. Sen. Karl Mundt, R-S.D., said change by the city. A check of (both Jacobs and Moss, whose include automobiles, is equal to.about four cents The receivable by the the 158-page tax roll showed that'handwritten appears on It's A Big Sunday in Abilene Back to College Issue Fall plans of local colleges college fash- ions the outlook for sports. It's the Report- er-News annual college edition brimming with news of interest to the college crowd. if 20th Anniversary of 96th Bomb Group The 96th Bomb Group was the forerunner of Dyess' 96th Strategic Aerospace Wing. Staff Sgt. Del Henson writes an interesting feature, with pictures, on the group's World War II ex- ploits. if To Russia and Back An interview with two Abilene women who hove returned from a tour which took them to Lenin- grad ond Moscow will be a feature of the Women's Section. if Miss United Fund Finalists The five finalists in the Miss United Fund con- test will be announced in the Women's Section. All These and More Sunday! of the current tax rate of per 100 in property valuation, but no- iody in authority will say a tax :ut is in the making. "It's too early to tell." City rlanager Robert M. Tinstman 'aid Friday afternoon. He said he las not received the estimated ax revenue figures from Tax As- ,cssor-Collcctor J. Glenn Smith. Tinstman is now drawing up the .962-63 budget for City Commis- sion study. Smith said Friday a concen- rated effort by personal proper- y appraisers has turned up the previously untaxed accounts. Most of them should have been >n the rolls last year, he said. He csimatcd that as few as 200 of the accounts are against justness property which did not exist when the past year's rolls were drawn. These obviously ould not be on the current tax rolls. A Chamber of Commerce source, who declined to be idcnti iiori. said Smith's estimate of the number of new businesses is fair- ly accurate But he said no accu- rate count is available. An examination of the current personal properly Inx rolls came after Smith estimated that about letters notifying properly owners of tax increase had hcen mailed. 'Rut Friday afternoon, closer examination snowed the actual .he same or below last year's as- sessment. Most of the difference is in those new he said. He credited the addition of these accounts to the rolls to doubled staff of appraisers and new system of bookkeeping which enables appraisers to make cross references to compare one property against a similar proper- ty. ibout accounts are memo, "either instigated or permitted a procedure" that he .ermed a "capitulation to Estes." It was startling, Mundt added, that Moss as the head of the cot- ton division "did not register any objection to this complete capita .ation to Estes." Somebody in the department McClellan said, would have "swept the whole thing under rug, so to speak. I'm not trying1' to put this on Mr. (Orville L.) Freeman, the secretary, or any- Wreck Near Breck Fatal BRECKENRIDGE IRNS) Melvin Lloyd Stewart, 52. whose address was listed at 208 High- land St., Electra, was dead on arrival at Stephens Memorial Hospital here shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, after the car he was driv- Estes on anti-trust charges. Also, elements. 67, was indicted on indicted was the former co-found- Charges of theft of a check for er of the once famous Townsend 337.690 written by Southweslern plan for the elderly. Investment Co. of Amarillo to Indicted on state charges were j Superior Manufacturing Co. A Maynard Wheeler, president of econd count claims theft of over Commercial Solvents Corp.. also a felony and apparently Estes, and R. E. (Bob) Clements, filed to prevent the case from former owner of Superior Man- being thrown out in the event ufacturing Co. of Amarillo, a key Clements made restitution, company in Estes' operations. Clements became general man- The indictments against Wheel- ager of Superior Manufacturing er and Estes charge two counts in 1938 and became owner in 1941. of conspiracy to fix the price of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer Potter County and two counts of restraint of trade by fixing the price of the fertilizer has faded into history after having so low that it drove out competi- masses of followers at one time, Background files show that Clements was the co-founder of he Townsend Plan with F. E. fownsend in 1933. The plan, which tion. called for federal pensions for all Meanwhile, in Dallas, Morris D. elderly persons. Jaffe of San Antonio, said he was From mg to 1932 he was a real negotiating with Estes' receiver, estate operator in Long Beach, Harry T. Moore, for possible pur- calif, chase of the Estes assets. Clements sold Superior in April Wheeler, the Commercial Sol- 1960 to RUel Alexander, Harold vents president now under indict- Qrr ment. works on a salary in the three to range. A state- ssued in New York in his Coleman McSpadden, all of whom have pleaded to federal fraud charges of lake. Sw; department lacked some loyalty, See ESTES, Pg. 9-A, Col. 3 FINAL DESTINATION SECRET "We were able to find a lot of one else, but somebody in that businesses not on last year's roll by simply checking the yellow pages of the telephone book against our files by business types." he said. Notification of tax increases by the lax department is required by law. The notices tell the prop- erty owner he may appear be- fore the City Board of Tax Equali- zation which begins hearings on personal properly assessment protests Monday afternoon. Smith said that through Friday afternoon, only 30 property own- ers receiving notices of increases hiive mnde appointments to meet the board next week. tra hit' a bridge pillar about laaucu Jit m name said the charges "are mortgages uu iciuniei anks when the tanks did nol s west of Breckenridge on foundation and this will Estes, indicted with the -lighway without question in pleaded innocent. ghway patrolman Charles gert, who investigated the 1 never have conspired with anyone to fix prices or Manufacturing was named in numerous tank mort- nt, said he had been told sold by Estes and others esses to the accident and Clements finance companies. vart was approaching a detour the west end of the here Friday and immediately were released on sources in El Paso, where most of the court action in the jridge over the Hubhard Creek when his car suddenly rvcd to the left hitting loose vel and went out of each. The sheriff of Potter County asked New York authorities to arrest Wheeler, but New case has taken place up to now, talked in terms of S8.5 million as a price on the Estes ic car skidded 180 feet before ng the pillar. Swygert said, vygcrt said that he had been that Stewart had been living Jrcckenridge while working on >linc construction in the area, had been unable to confirm said they lacked sufficien information to warrant seizing the man. The New York officers aske< the sheriff for more information particularly whether the sherif would extradite Wheeler. They also said they would Jaffe and Moore, with attorneys, were closeted in a downtown Dallas hotel. Jaffe, like Estes made a fortune long before he reached his middle years and was regarded by many as a millionaire at 32. He is 40 years old now ewart's body was taken to act only il conviction says he owes S3S.387.9SI en Funeral Home in for a jail term of more his assets are feted at where funeral arrangements year. 1C the term is less than a year, the police would act only meaning by his figures that he is S17.5 million in debt. Finkbines Fly to Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (AP) Actress Shorri Finkbinc and her husband, who dropped out of sight after announcing she would obtain an abortion in a foreign country, turned up in Los Angcics on Fn- This is less than of <lay tclcvision fee TAXES, ft t-A. Cd. 4 4 company of Paul Coatw. Related stories, 5-A The Los Angcics Times, in an exclusive story, said Mrs. Fink- bine, 30, disguised herself with .1 Mrs. Finkbine said she and her columnist for the blonde glasses and jhusband, Robert, a Phoenix Coatcs is a Los Angcics Times and presides over a show on local station KTTV on which the Finkbines were to appear. The couple came after could I mother'! lift wen in nothing more to Finkbina said. from that circus at home." Scandinavian Airlines had Mr. The Finkbines remained secre- IIIB CUllplB I1CI1F 4.A Arizona courts turned down their live aboiU their hnal destination appeal for a legal abortion, say- ing the only grounds on which It pillows to make herself appear; schoolteacher, fed to _ in advanced pregnancy as she home Thursday Jo escape au and her husband 'lew Phoenix Thursday night............ and Mrs Finkbinc booked on an 11 a.m. flight for Stockholm. But a spokesman said the husband cancelled it by telephone at UM last mhnite, Mying they thinking of going to Japan. ,5 for the abortion. "We we can just slip away V KnnlllUS UII WIMtli "-r b. granted would be if Ibe and it over with. Wehave made up ow and then ii