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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 55 fifia OT H3nvw SVX3i SVT1VO PAGE ONE HALL EDITOR'S NOTE Page One asked Elbert Hall, busi- nessman of many civic inter- ests, to be a guest columnist at vacation time. We got a bargain in priceless pages o( Hallism. Here's a wad of them. The rest, the Hall tales on Bob Batjer, we save for another day. Elbert's topic: Memory stirring, especially for those who have lived here a few years, say, 51. By ELBERT HALL If I wouldn't sound so much like a charter member of the spit-and-whittle club that used to meet regularly over on the TP lawn, I might use as a subject for this column the advan- tagcs of lx" F. ing a na- tive Abilen- ian. The only fun I have when I'm called on for jury duty is shak- ing up the bearded courthouse hangers-on who have contested with each other in answering the plaintiff's attorney when he asked, "And how long have you resided in the County, Mr. So- One of them will say, with great pride, "38 years" and another triumphantly, "43 years" or even sometimes "48 and then I answer, as if it were nothing, always as if it were nothing, "Why, 51 years, J guess." There are advantages, though, to having lived in Abilene that long. It means you remember when Lytle Lake was our mu- nicipal water supply and we had such a drouth that you could walk across it from the Handy home to the Cockerell place...and when Lake Abilene was built at Buffalo Gap we thought we had so much water that we didn't even charge for it. On trade trips a subject indeed for a column or two, those trade trips Bill Ward and Rich Keeble carried hun- dreds of little bottles of it, la- beled "Retaw Eneliba" that's Abilene Water spelled back- wards to give to people on whom the trade trippers called so that they would know that Abilene had a bountiful supply of that precious liquid. Bill Ward, what a character he was. He and his father had a store over on Pine Street called, believe it or not, the Misfit Clothing Company, just south of J. Sides' Confectionery-, later re- named the Wilson Cafe by its new owner, C. L. Johnson. Al- fred Alexander was a salesman at the Misfit. He's now one of the staff at Minter's, just a few doors further north. This was before Bill Ward, who weighed, I guess, over 400 pounds, be- came our Justice of the Peace. Bill had to run a couple of times before he made it. once being beaten by a grocer named Hale, and Bill would shake all over with laughter when he'd say, "1 sure got Haled out on that race." When you've been here that long you remember the annual visits o! Bi link's Comedians, a tent show that preceded even Harley Sadler. They used to pitch their tent where the Grant Building is now, and between acts they sold candy kisses in boxes guaranteed to contain a prize, and one of the boxes, they .said, had a hundred dollar bill in it. You'd also remember the old Mission Theater, where the Health Shoe Shop is now, and they had Art Acord in The Moon Riders every Saturday there must have been 40 episodes. And ol course Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson and William S. Hart and all the time a fellow down front kept putting on and taking off rolls ol music he had cued to whatever was going on on the acreen. It means you might have had (he Dallas News franchise in partners with Houston Oncy, only he got the best route be- cause he was older. He deliv- ered his papers out in the resi- dential section on horseback while you walked yours around the business district. It wasn't loo much to cover gel the pa- (he afternoon (rain, drop some off at the Grace Ho- tel, a couple at the Palm, over to Fry's Meal market hack nf hunk on North Swornl, to ttf KLBtRT, Fl. Mi Col. 14 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (Weather Map, Page 16-Al ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius Miles) Fair and hot through Sa'.ur- 'ay with hljrh both days 100 to 105, low rklay night hear 7fi. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Fair and hot Friday and Saturday. High Friday 00-107. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Fair and hoi and Saturday. High Friday 97-107. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear (o cloudy and hot Friday and Saturday, fligh Friday 95-100 along coast and 100- [08 Interior. TEMPERATURES Thurs. a.m. Thurs. p.m. All 9B 7fi _____ .....______ 100 74 100 75 100 74 100 74 I.......... 98 77 96 90 lO'OO 94 97 High and low for 24-hours ending m.: 101 and 72. High and low Bamc date last year: 95 and 72. Smart nllht: sunfiKS- day: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.13. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 42 per ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY 3AV 3103 1862-TH1RTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 9908 XB 03 S31VS Associated Press (JP) BACK TO CIVILIAN LIFE Lt. Lawrence Winkler, center, receives congratu- lations on his return from R. I. McArron, right, president of the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce, as Mayor Ted Brown looks on. Winkler, who commanded the Breckenridge National Guard Unit, is Shackelford County agricultural agent in civilian life. (Staff Photo by Norman Fisher) WEATHER ridge folk ignored the Texas heat wave here Thursday 87 to formally welcome home their contribution toward thawing the Cold War. The big to- Cisco Fetes Guardsmen CISCO (RNS> Cisco's 48 Na tional Guardsmen, deactivated in ceremonies Thursday, will be feted at a swimming and barbecue party Friday at Lake Cisco. The lake side party, climaxing "National Guard Day" here, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with music provided by the Cisco Town Band under direction of Eris Ritchie. Capt. Winford H. Hogan of Clyde read the dcaetivation or- ders Thursday at p.m. at the National Guard Armory. Hogan also read a letter of praise from President John Kennedy. Mayor John H. Webb welcomed the soldiers back to Cisco. Approx- imately half of the men will be released from active reserve train- ing while the remainder will con- tinue the once-a-week drills. A letter was also read from Gov- ernor Price Daniel in which the National Guard unit was returned to state status. Iraqi teachers have been jailed Kurdish revolt against Premier Abdel Karim Kassem's regime, the local press reported Thursday. Heat No Match For Breck Fete By NORMAN FISHER Reporter-News Staff Writer BRECKENRIDGE Brecken- 43 enlisted men returned, with the others detached from the unit for various reasons while on active thermometer on the First National Bank building here registered 104 degrees when a two- truct.convoy bearing members of Battery B, 3rd Rocket Howitzer Bn., 132nd Artillery, 49th Armor- ed Division pulled up before the Stephens County courthouse for formal ceremonies welcoming the men home. Most of the men in the battery arrived- here Tuesday after some 10 months on active duty with the division at Fort Polk, La. More than 300 persons were on hand for the half-hour ceremony which featured speeches and awards. The event was conducted beneath huge trees on the court- house's shady cast side. Bright U.S. flags, displayed by most Breckenridge businesses Thursday in honor of the return- ing men, added a festive note. Highlight of the welcome ceremony, which dismissed men from further duty although they not be officially off active service until midnight Saturday, was the commissioning of battery member Robert H. Mehaffey as a second lieutenant. Lt. Mehaffey completed officer candidate training while on ac-i live duty. His new bars were put in place by his wife. Chaplain (Capt.i Jerry Walker was master of ceremonies for the brief program. Mayor Ted Brown, first speak- er, told the men, "We are happy for your return to your families, and we are proud of you. I extend Breckenridge Chamber of Com- merce, echoed the mayor's wel come and added, "on behalf o: the chamber of commerce, I thank you for your service." Charles Groseclose, a member of the chamber's military affairs committee, pledged the organiza tion's help for the men in resum McArron, president o; ing their civilian status. "I told you when you left months ago that we hoped you hat to go no further than Fort Polk e are thankful that was as far as you had to he said Lt. Lawrence Winkler, the bat See GUARD, Pg. 3-A, Col. 3 Panel Approves Satellite Plans Four Killed In Naval Air Crash PATUXENT, Md. long range Navy patrol plane crashed and burned near a runway of the 'atuxent River Naval Air Station during a savage rainstorm Thurs day killing four of the 19 men aboard. The 15 survivors were pulled al- most immediately from the plane Navy's version of the Super crashed in a wooded area between the runway and the heavily populated residen- tial area of nearby Lexington Park. The 15, some suffering burns and shock, were taken to the base lospital. Navy spokesmen at the Penta- gon said at least one of the sur- vivors was in critical condition. Visibility apparently was ex tremely low, the Navy said. The pilot of a helicopter hovering near the Patuxent base at the time of the crash reported he was Hy- ing on instruments at 200 feet. WASHINGTON (API Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor was confirmed Wheeler as a WV2 and said it was return- ing to its home station of Patux- ent from Corpus Christi, Tex. The identity of the four dead was withheld pending notification of next of kin. nomination Tom Rice, station manager of G. radio station WPTX in Lexington Park, said he was told by Pa- tuxent authorities that the plane crashed near a day camp for children. But because of the rain the children had been taken to a drill hall and were not endan- gered. Thousands See Westgate Open Teachers Jailed BAGHDAD, Iraq a big Buckaroo welcome to you." The mayor recalled the unit's for a year for supporting the history for the past year, pointing out that five officers and 50 men left with the battery when it went on active duty. Four officers and Car-Train Crash KillsTTeen-Agers SHALLOWATER (AP) Seven teen-agers en route to a Sunday School picnic died Thursday night when a speeding Santa Fe pas- senger train struck their stalled automobile. There was one survivor of the accident. He was Jimmy Lawson, 18, of Olton, reported in heavy shock here at Melhodisl Hospital. The dead were Bill Shircy, B: Barbara Fanchcr, 16: Diane Smith, Ifi; James Loveless, 17; Sharon Miller, 16, F.vcrctt Bald- win, 18, and Carolyn Carson, 16. All were from Olton, Tex., except young Shircy, the driver, and the Baldwin youth, from Springlakc. Norman Bickers, Santa Fc en- gineer from Slaton, Tex., said he saw the car on the tracks when he was about inn yards from the vehicle. Bickers, formerly of Dal- las and Long view, was quoted as saying (he tram, en route (mm Clovis, N.M., to Houston, was traveling about 79 miles per hour whtn the collision occurred. young people were en route to Lubbock, about in miles away, for a picnic sponsored by the intermediate department of the First Baptist Church at Olton. It was to have been held at Me Kcnzie State Park. Lawson, hardly able to talk, told highway patrolmen who investi- gated the accident that the car was stopped on the railroad track when he saw the "train bearing down on us." 'I jumped out and he said. He added that he tried for a moment to get some of the other youths from the automobile, but they apparently froze with fear. He said the accident occurred just off Farm Road 401 and about in yards from the point where the group would have turned onto U.S. 84 to drive into Uibbork. Young Lawson could not tell highway patrolmen how the car came to be smiled on the railway tracKs. Names of (he teenagers' par' ents were not immediately avail- able. Thousands toured Westgate Shopping Capital on S. 1st St. be- ween Pioneer Dr. and the Winters Thursday following for- mal opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. Nearly 12 hours later the huge parking lot, with a capacity of cars, was practically full as throngs examined the com- plex, billed as the biggest shop- >ing center between Fort Worth and El Paso. Officer L. W. Skiles of the Abi- ene Police department, who went on duty at 5 p.m. Thursday point- ed to the nearly-full mall at 8 p.m. and said "It has been a big day." The new shopping area received a favorable reaction from persons who were on hand for festivities. A. J. Greenfield of Merkel was busy keeping an eye on his grand- son Micky Womack, 2. while the rest of his party went shopping. "They are scattered all over the place and left me to baby Sreenficld said as he held Micky near a fountain in the mall. Jimmy Jcfferies of Dallas was master of ceremonies Thursday morning in a brief ribbon cutting ceremony on the parking lot on the north side of the shopping upjj complex. Jack Hughes, president of Globe Development Co., the or- ganization that built the shopping night, had everything in place by the time the formal ribbon-cut- ting ceremony was held. However, the place still lacked plate New Effort Likely WASHINGTON (AP) Theiidential control over the proposed Kennedy administration's commu-jsatellite system. GEN. MAXWELL TAYLOR confirmed by senate nications satellite with the threat of a new Senate fili- buster was approved without change late Thursday by the Sen- ate Foreign Relations Committee. The committee voted 13-4 to send the measure to the Senate for the resumption Friday of what may be extended debate. It did so after a top-heavy ma- jority rejected a dozen amend- ments offered by Sens. Wayne Morse. D-Ore., and Albert Gore, D-Tenn., aimed at tightening pres- Senate Approves Taylor for Post The Navy identified the plane Thursday night as new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff aiter giving assurances that he won't return to the Pentagon as a cru- sader. George H. Decker as Army chief of staff. Decker is retiring Sept. 30 at the end of his two-year term. In both cases, the Senate acted by unanimous voice vote with only a handful of members on hand. The Armed Services Com- The Senate also confirmed the mittee had recommended confir Gen. succeed Earle Gen. windows and a door as of Thurs day afternoon. Federal Bake Shop is to open later, according to an official of Globe Development. In the meantime, work is being completed on the offices and studios of KPAR-TV and that building should be ready for oc- cupancy within two weeks, Brid- ges said. Until then, the station continues to operate in its old location. Radio Station KCAD, also lo- cated in the shopping center, ex- pects to be on the air Saturday morning of this week. Haircuts Going Up Prices of haircuts in Abileni will go up 25 cents to flat tops and for regular cuts effective Tuesday, Ben F. See, of the Hillcrest Barber Shop, said Thursday. See, speaking for the barbers of Abilene, said they met last Thursday and voted "overwhelm- ingly" for the increase. The price of haircuts for children 12 years and under will remain at the cur- rent level. See said. Tuesday's increase will be the first here since 1955. See explain- the increase will be Tuesday be- cause many of the shops in the city are closed Mondays. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries 2 Sports 10-'2 Oil new, 15 SECTION B Women's news 3 Amusements 6 Editorials 8 Comics 9 Radio-TV (091.......... 14 Form news, markets......15 The bill would set up a private corporation, with voting stock lalf owned by the American Tele- phone Telegraph Co., and other carriers, and half by the general mblic, to own and operate the IS. part of a global satellite communications system. Morse, Gore and Sens. Russell 3. Long, D-La., and Frank Church, D-Idaho, voted against the bill. The committee's action came after former President Harry S. Truman, siding with a small group of Senate Democrats fight- ing the measure, called the legis- lation a "gigantic giveaway" and asserted he didn't think President Kennedy understands the bill. Chairman J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., who supported the bill, said opponents would have until Monday to file a minority report. The measure automatically be- comes the order of Senate busi- ness at noon Friday. That was the agreement reached last week when the bill was sent to the com- mittee for further hearings after a five-day filibuster against it. mation, also unanimously in both cases, a few hours earlier. President Kennedy's selection of the tall, slim, straight backed Taylor was lauded by most com- mittee members at a brief hear ing earlier in the day. A paratroop veteran, he hac quit as Army chief of staff in 1959 in a widely publicized pro- test against Eisenhower adminis- tration defense policies. Chairman Richard B. Russell D-Ga., said he wouldn't even have bothered to call a hearing on Tay- lor's nomination if some commit- tee members hadn't aske3 for ne. Many of the questions put to Taylor centered on a book he wrote after he doffed his uniform three years ago, "The Uncertain Trumpet." It criticized the organi- zation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the policy of massive retalia- tion. Taylor said he is not prepared to withdraw anything he wrote in his book, declaring "I meant ex- actly what I said." He said smil- ingly that he hadn't expected to return to uniform at the time he wrote it. But his new role, Taylor said; will not be that of a crusader but one of making the present system as effective as possible. Sen. Leverctt Saltonstall, R- Mass., asked Taylor if he had "a feeling you have to make radical changes." Certainly the general re- plied, saying this would require legislation by Congress. Gore, who saw three of his amendments defeated by 13-4 votes, told reporters: "I'm pre- pared to make a determined fight (on the floor) to preserve the primacy of the president in the negotiation of agreements between' our country and foreign coun- tries." Morse said it was unfortunate that Kennedy, "who is so right on many things, is wrong on this." He, too, said he would fight on the floor for a series of amend- ments the committee rejected. Gore tried to restore language originally requested by the admin- istration to require that the State Department "conduct or super- vise" all negotiations with foreign governments for the use of the satellite system and approve all agreements. WEATHERMAN WANTS A PARROT "I'm gonna' get me a par- rot and teach it to say 'fair and hot' so 1 can spend my time at home." the fellow in the Weather Bureau at Abi- lene's Municipal Airport said Thursday. And it was fair and hot Thursday, with the mercury reaching 101 sizzling degrees in the early afternoon. The prediction for Friday and Sat- urday you guessed it fair and hot, with high readings ranging from 100 to 105 de- grees. The current heat wave be- gan last Saturday and will continue until... center, Thursday morning "I appreciate all of you coming out to Westgate said people and I hope you come back again and again." All but three of the places of Business that were supposed open were open for business at 9 a.m. Thursday and all will be ready within a matter of weeks, according to Jack Bridges, mem- her of the architectural company that planned the mammoth shop- ping complex. As of Wednesday there were four businesses that hadn't been able to complete arrangements for opening along with the other stores in the gigantic center but National Playground Co. the 23rd business to join the brought fty" crew Wednesday aft- ernoon ami, working through ACRES OF CARS Nearly cars were parked at Westgate Shopping Capital Thursday the large complex was opened formally in ceremonies at 9 a.m. This aerial photograph shows the center, which (is located on Highway 80 West between the Wintto Freeway and Pioneer Dr. Thousands of visitors flocked to the shopping complex for opening day ceremonies and shoeing tours. (Staff photo by Henry WojM Jr. flown by Abilene Aviation)   

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