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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 58 'ABILENE. TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13. PAGES IN ONE SECTION Aisociated Prea (ff) RICHARDSON PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duff] EDITOR'S NOTE Today's guest columnist for Katharyn Duff is Dr. Rupert N. Rich- ardson, president emeritus of Hardin Simmons University, Dr. Richardson is one of the nation's top historians, a rec- ognized authority on the his- tory of Texas and the South- west. He is the author of text- books, histories, learned ar- ticles by the score. His topic: One bit of history. By RUPERT N. RICHARDSON August 25 and 26 will mark the 102nd anniversary of an In- dian fight that stemmed from the vicinity of Dycss Air Force j B a s e and ITye. It was 1 not a great f i g h t, but I the com- 1 mander of I the troops in- volved was J George H. I Thomas. As a major of [the Second United States Cav- alry (Robert E. Lee's he then commanded just a hand- ful of troopers, but one day he would give orders to tens of thousands of soldiers and win ac- claim as "the Rock of Chick- amauga." With a larger force. Thomas had been Indian hunting for a month; but the expedition had broken up and now he was pro- ceeding leisurely along the old military trail (that misses the site of Abilene a few miles to the west and north) to Camp Cooper, some fifty miles north- east of us. About twenty-five miles this side of Mountain Pass Thomas came across a fresh Indian trail. Mountain Pass is sonic ten miles beyond Castle Peak, the hill standing off from the Callahan divide and visible as you look southwest from Abilene. On sighting the Indian trail Thomas sent his baggage wag- ons on to Camp Cooper and with pack mules set out after the red marauders. The Second Caval- rymen had the best horses that could be purchased and evident- ly the animals had had good care. The troopers rode forty miles on what was left of An- 25. renewed the pursuit at daybreak Ihc following morn- ins and aflcr about twenty more miles got in sight of the Indians near the Salt Fork of the Brazos, probably in what is now Stone- wall County. After a few minutes the troops were pressing the Comanches so closely that the red men abandoned their loose horse herd ant! rode for their lives. 'Then an old Comanche war- rior decided that something would have to he done to save the Indian band, among whom there were probably a few wom- en and possibly some children. He concluded that he was ex- pendable, leaped from his horse, found a little protection in a thicket, and as the troops dashed up began to shower them with arrows. Thomas was wounded twice, once very painfully in the face, and five troopers received wounds. Through an interpreter the commander tried to get the Indian to surrender, but the doughty warrior replied with shouts of defiance and dared the "long knives" to come on. He had taken off his moccasins and would never leave the spot. Before the troops finally suc- ceeded in dispatching him he had endured no less than twenty wounds. His sacrifice paid off; his comrades escaped. Tomorrow's Woodward, Colcman. Secc 81 25Q 296T OT HOHVW svnva 3AV 3103 9908 xa 03 S3ivs Red Space Ship Put in Orbit Two Cosmonauts See Each Other Related stories. Pg. 13-A By REINHOLD ENSZ MOSCOW (AP) Two manned Soviet satellites hurtled through space within sight of each other ulation here that the double flight Monday after an historic reunion was designed to rehearse space in space that put the Soviet Union rendezvous or link-up techniques a giant step forward in the race that might be required for a fu- to the moon. ture flight to the moon. Moscow radio said that at 6 Some Western scientists said a.m. p.m. EST An- that if the Russians successfully drian Nikolayev in Vostok III had carried out an orbital rendezvous, completed 29 earth orbits totaling it would give them an edge over nearly miles. the West in military as well as COSMONAUT ON MOSCOW TV This is how Soviet His space companion, Pavel peaceful uses of space. They said cosmonaut Adrian Nikolayev appeared on a MOSCOW Popovieh in Vostok IV, had made such feat could lead to the television screen The picture, obtained from the Rus- 13 orbits covering more than development of a "spy-in-the-sky sian news agency Novosti Sunday, was transmitted 330 miles. satellite, from Nikolayev's space ship, Vostok III, during flight The broadcast said both men Premier Khrushchev declared: and was Pkked up live by Russian television facilities, riad awakened, breakfasted and ;'By these n.ghts me Soviet Umon ?AP Wironhntn via raHin from Moscow) begun carrying out the program is the first to blaze the path to (AP WirephotO via radio irom MOSCOW; fanned for the day. group flights in outer space." "Communication of the cosmo- The two Russian astronauts nauts with the earth and were reported to have turned in Reds Gain Ground In Race for Moon By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) of the Soviet Union's dou- ble manned space triumph dropped like a bomb on this aunching center Sunday. Work proceeded for America's next man-in-space flight, but it was painfully clear that this nation once again is far behind in the race for the moon. When told that two Soviet cos- monauts were whirling about the earth, their spaceships within sight of each other, an official of lis shoulders and commented: "I wish the two Russian pilots the )est of luck and congratulate the spaceship satellites are function- men who put them up. This is a ing the broadcast wer.t on. "The cosmonauts feel fine." Calculations by Japanese scien- tists placed the ships within 74.5 miles of each other, considered ;lose in terms of space. By using manual controls the astronauts might be able to nar- row the distance. There was spec- 100-Plus Sfinl Ends For the first time in nine days the temperature failed lo reach the 100 degree mark Sunday after a "cool" front moved into the area Saturday night. The mercury did get as high as Sit degrees Sunday afternoon, but even a few degrees made a wel- :ome change for Abilenians. The relief is expected to be short lived, however, and the 'orecast for Monday and Tuesday is fair and hot with the high near and the low Monday night 70- 75. WEATHER S. I1EPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WKATHKR BUREAU IWmlhrr Map. page 7-A> ABILENE AND VICINITY iRndlLs 40 miles' Fair and hot Monday and Tue.s flXv. HiRh both days near 100, low Monday night 70-75. NORTH CENTRA day anil Tuesday, TEXAS: Fair Mon- 15 hot .south Mon. AL TE Not af day. Hlch Monday around NORTHWEST TEXAS: Clear lo cloudy Monday and Tuesda uesay. Scattered late nmcrsornis West. High Monday 95 105 SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to cloudy nd net Monday ami Tuesday. Isolatet ite thundershnivers north. High Mondaj TEMPERATURES unnay a.m. Kundar p.n and low ,.me ye.r: 95 Sunset last night: sunrise today Hal sunset Inniftht: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: Humidity at 9 p.m.: 5.1 .remendous accomplishment." The official, who asked not to be named because he could not speak officially for NASA, added: "It probably will take a miracle 'or us to beat them to the moon. They've got a great head start their great booster power may keep them there. We can't hope to match them for a number of years." Asked if NASA might now re- evaluate its man in space pro- gram, he said it was too early to determine until the complete im- pact of the latest Soviet launch- ings is known. He said plans are going ahead to launch astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr., into orbit late next month. Schirra is scheduled to make a six-orbit flight, lasting ap- proximately nine hours. This is nearly twice the time spent in space by America's first two or- jiting astronauts, John H. Glenn Jr., and Malcolm Scott Carpenter. In view of the fact that the So- viet Union's two new cosmonauts apparently have not been affect- ed by a much longer time aloft, the NASA official was asked if Schirra's flight might be skipped as a means of hastening more ex- tensive U.S. flights. "This might be he replied. "But the only thing that would be saved would be dollars, not time. Our next step after six orbits is an 18-orbit, one-day flight and the capsule for that flight won't be ready until early next year." group space the broadcast time and no new bulletins were Dlt ot Lt. LOI. ravai numanovicn rupuvieii duudiu VUMUR. i ivnuci.. laid issued on their space progress of this photo supplied by Tass, Soviet news agency, appear to show Popovieh It said instruments aboard the during the early morning hours, while those behind bear the likeness of Maj. Adrian G. Nikolayev, put into orbit craft operated automatically while were rumors in Mos- aboard Vostok III Saturday. (AP VVirephoto via radio from Earth Beautiful, Cosmonaut Says the National Aeronautics and check was kept on the condition Space Administration shrugged of the sleeping men. "All the instruments and units of the Vostok HI and Vostok IV Lamesa Polio Shot Drive Big Success crowded as would join the pair, but available sources were inclined to doubt them. In a message to one of the men in orbit, Premier Khrushchev seemed to quash the idea ol a third launching. He said he was waiting for the two on Soviet soil to "embrace together with you celebrate the completion of the space flights." Soviet announcements gave no Negro Dies Of Knifing A 27 year old Negro woman was being held by local police Sunday in connection with the knife slaying of James Locke, 27, of 509 Cockrell Dr. early Sunday morning. According to Det. Lt. C. V. VJCH s isce ivu mice IU..LUH.O Strickland of the Abilene Police he orbited from 112 to 157 miles Department, one of the investigat- uepdiuiiem, uiiu ui me uivcausaL- auove me eaiui, JULIUIS nuica in ing officers, Locke was dead on his log. Then began what the So- "-1 arrival at Hendrick Memorial then to the Ash St. address. Witnesses to the stabbing said Clark, who was called in on the aloft. investigation, ordered an autopsy investigation, oiueieu nmuiujcv iu.u LAMESA (AP) This West on the body, but said that he had ters he was watching Popovich's Texas town had a 100 per cent not received a report from police ship through his porthole, but turnout Sunday in its- Sabin Oral or from the autopsy Sunday after- there was no indication how close vaccine imm u n i z a t i o n drive noon. It was oossible the two against crippling polio. uun. 4- Clark, Lt. Strickland, Police Lt. could jockey their space ans crppng po Four clinics in Lamesa were Scottie Stockton, Det. Jimmy closer by using manual controls. nurses and Graham and District Attorney _ CVOWOCO 3S (KICWJIS HUlJUa 01IU r- other volunteers administered Nelson Quinn were carrying on space flights, the weight of the n' O Joses of the vaccine to Daw- the investigation. Quinn said that space craft were given as around County m charges had been filed against five tons, but strangely there was Umcsa has a population of the woman Sunday, pending the no clue to the size of the two nf the investigation. shins now in orbit. outcome of the investigation. they would stay aloft another day Sir Bernard Lovell, director of Britain's Jodrell Bank radio tele- scope, said in London on Sunday he had been advised by MOSCO.W sources that the historic flights would continue "a few days." Both astronauts reported they felt fine. They had their meals, released themselves from their suspension systems to perform various assignments, and turned in fov their night's sleep, the So- viet agency said. Soviet television showed Popo- ach's face for three minutes as above the earth, jotting notes in MOSCOW (AP) "I see the earth. How beautiful it That, said a Tass correspondent, was the first reaction of Lt. Col. ship took off Sunday morning for lis rendezvous with a second manned space craft. Writing from "the cosmodrome" control center somewhere in the interior Tass correspondent Aleksandr Romanov said the aunching site was tense with expectancy. "We met cosmonaut 4 two days jefore the Romanov said. 'He is above medium height, sturdily built, and looks like a man very strong physicallly. His open face breathes energy." Popovieh hat! a traditional meeting with the launching crew Saturday evening and thanked viet news agency Tass called nis (hem dm. ai 01 uv.iu.ivi. .wnu. v s Hospital about a.m. Sunday group flight with Nikolayev. -fter he was stabbed at Ash within an hour after Vostok IV t. blasted off at a.m. Moscow Strickland said that Locke and a.m. Eastern Standard the woman had been at the Dyess the two ships had estab- NCO Club earlier where they had lished radio contact, said a corn- been joined by two other men. munique read over Moscow radio. After leaving Dyess, they went to The second launching was J3 a local cafe for a cold drink, and hours and 32 minutes after Niko- spaceship Vostok IV." Now the time before the count- down was running short, Romanov reported. From an underground bunker, members of the controll- layev began his flight. By 2 p.m. Moscow time, the as- WILIICftocO IU otiiu uy t, HIVJJV.UTT that Locke had hit the woman and tronauts had made two revolutions was choking her when she got around the earth close together in hold of the knife and stabbed him, "their joint Tass reported. Strickland said. In the afternoon the two had The woman and one of the men their dinners, rested for an hour carried Locke to the hospital and reported they were feeling where he was pronounced dead, well, Tass added. There was no Justice of the Peace Silas E. hint as to how long they will stay Nikolayev told control headquar- In the two previous manned Decision Day for Tax Cut By JACK nF.I.I. WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy arrives at a troublesome political crossroads for his ad- ministration in Monday night's nn- llonal telecast on the country's economic position. The course he elects could have ry's economic situation is rosy. He already has said he isn't sat- sficd with it, although he defends t as better than under his He- publican predecessor. But whether he asks an imme- diate tax cut or stands by his jrcvious proposal to make a re- not likely to be accomplished. November battle for control of the Utilise. It could influence Ihc pat- tern of events thnt will shape his chances for a second term in 1964. him to say that the coun many of his New Frontier pro- posals. There is strong sentiment in the bers the President would like to coalition camp against any tax cut that would further unbalance the budget. This is linked with de- mands for spending reductions some resounding effects on Ihc dtiction hy the next Congress re- troactivc to .Ian. l, the President will he stirring up a powerful po- litical mixture that could explode in the campaign. By asking for an immediate tax When Kennedy faces the nation cut he could put tremendous pres- tclcvision at 7 p.m. Eastern sure on a Congress in which a Daylight Time, Monday, no one coalition (if Republicans and Southern Democrats has balked might lose to the kind of New make in order to win control of tor borough of Krcuzberg. West num. tho House But the tide can run nolice took no action against Frontier Democrats whose num- But if he asked for and didn t get immediate action on taxes. Kennedy would be in a position to blame the Kcpuhlicans and the Southern Democrats if the econo- my remnins sluggish or turns downward. Most of the Southern Democrats will get re-elected In any event. But somt of the Republicans see increased. If he postpones a tax request, Kennedy will be gambling on some improvement in the indices. He and his congressional support- ers may have to take the rap if the economy slides further before Election Day. On the other hand, a subsequent pickup would boost the prestige of (he President us a prudent man. And it would ben- efit Democratic candidates. It taxes the imagination even of the Republicans to envision the 44-seat gain they would have to swiftly against an administration them, as it did when the GOP took over the House in 1946 on the emo- tional issue of meat rationing. Frustrated as Kennedy is now horst, a suburb were Soviet head by his failure to get Congress to quarters is located. go along with the proposals he TAXES, ft t-A, M. t ing state commission were direct- ing the last preparations. "Through a corridor, we enter the operators' room with control panels along the walls, shining "preparing my RR Mishap Kills Man BAIRD A Louisville, Ky., man was killed about 2 a.m. we enter Sunday when he was hit by a Tex- ,-ith control as and Pacific freight train about miles east of Baird. Sheriff Homer Price said identi- fication on the body showed the with blue, red and green Romanov reported. "The engineer who accompanies .man to be William Beecher Cun- us shows the control panel of thejningham. 49. of 1712 W. Market chairman of the state commissioivSt., Louisville, and technical director, from which the final command will be given for the takeoff. iy iu Mutrp i "The hands of the clock are ap-j Sheriff Price said. The engineer preaching countdown lime. fireman on the train didn't bers of the state commission havejscc him until just before the train already gathered at the foot of the] hit him. he added, rocket when the cosmonaut in hisj was taken to Wylie orange-colored space suit drives punerai Home, pending the loca- The man, whose occupation was listed as a truck driver, apparent- went to sleep on the tracks, up in a bus. "After the traditional address of the spaceman to the people, the lift whisked him to the top of the spaceship." Popovieh told the chairman of the state commission he felt fine and received some last-minute ad- vice from Lt. Col. Yuri the first Soviet astronaut, Roman- ov said. Funeral Home, tion of relatives. NEWS INDEX SECTION A TV Scout 5 Sports ..............6.7 Editoriols Amusements Radio-TV logs Comics Both Sides Pull Up Troops To Prevent Berlin Violence By GEORGE BOULTWOOD BERLIN (AP) Thousands of armed men stood ready on both sides of the Red wall Monday to prevent any violent protests on this first anniversary of the hated barrier. Communist East Germany, which predicted that Western troublemakers would set off ex- plosions on the wall which the Reds began building a year ago, had its border force on special alert. Thousands more in the factory militia reportedly were on standby. Leave was canceled for West Berlin police. Up to midnight Sunday there were no reports of incidents from either side. About 20 West Berlin students silently carried crosses along the wall Sunday in the American sec- Related story, Pg. 2-A miles of frontier between the two parts ol Germany. Extra alert :was ordered. Off-duty Western in the background. The Soviet Un-'troops and famjijos u-cre or- (i t0 away from the wall to avoid getting involved in any public gatherings. The Western Allies h .1 v e ibn contends East Germany is sovereign country, responsible for what they call its "national Iron- tier" through divided Berlin. They were seen patrolling June Oll plans to demonstrate. 17, anniversary of the were being taken nist revolt in East Germany and to prevent emotional gatherings on May Day. Like Monday's an.buUding uj.and sightseer, niversary, both are sensitive dates, fraught with the possibility of dangerous incidents. In West Berlin, appearance in Communist East Germany, the Soviet patrols was taken as j "locked up as in prison." The 86- acknowledgment of Soviet chaaceUor spoke on a na- sibility along with An East Berlin source said there were more Soviet patrols than usual on the streets of Karls- Jecploads of Soviet soldiers KO nlUllg Wllll me r Insists would "get the country vlslble at sevcral moving the President Sunday along the 101 miles of con- knows what would happen to his crete and tarbed wire program with a Republican On Saturday, a Soviet richer with a light machine gun was trom demo- lition work or artillery puicticc. Precautions also were taken in aucn v....., the West, Police leav. was can- wall rare. Tlwy usually keep rated In Berlin and the MO the were kept well back from the wall. Chancellor Konrad Aden.iuer called upon the world never to forget the plight of 17 million peo- ivif'i the tclcvision simily along wiui UK: unum. States! Britain and France .foriJ'AII men what goes on in occupied The Soviet activity came wake of reports that the Kr had strengthened along the wall. their has gone by since construction of the wall of shame, ami 1 V-T-l tcs. Westerners lhat "iimc so lollg ns through field saw armored half-tracks, water cannon and truck-loads of troops j "1 was at this wall a few days being moved up on the East side, i after il was begun. (In Bcrnaucr They also said they heard the windows already were sounded like Ihc movement of I partly walled up, but not alloRcth- tanks on the southern border of jcr. Crying people stood in the win- the city Also heard were cxplo- dows-peoplc who despite the dan- sions just outside the city at gcr waved to me. "This picture of silent, crying and waving people seems to me to give a true pictuie of East Berlin and the whole of tnt nine (East
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