Abilene Reporter News, August 25, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

August 25, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1962, Abilene, Texas gbttene i SATURDAY 3 STAR FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS w. roea WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 70 ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Auociated Preu Truck Hits Rest Home, Causing Death to Three NO RAIN IN 55 DAYS Even a Texan would not brag about the size of these thirsty cracks in the ground near Austin. Posed in a pleading manner, the hands of a manequin were placed there by the pho- tographer to emphasize the size of the cracks and the dire need for rain in the central Texas area. The Austin area went into its 55th day without rain. (AP Wirephoto) Hard Rains Pour Down on Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain laden thunderstorms, spawned by a welcomed cold front that pushed southeastward across Texas, stirred up turbu- lence in parts of the state Friday. The storms prompted the Weather Bureau to issue a pair of severe weather alerts for North and East Texas. some minor flooding occurred. Rainfall measured 1.35 inches within an hour. One thunderstorm slammed in on Gainesville, close to the Okla- hnma border, during the after- noon, dropping the temperature r 32 degrees in 25 minutes. Large sections of North Central and Northeast Texas fell under a Heavy rains raked the Dallas- jscvcrc thunderstorm forecast for Fort Worth area during the eve-j6 nours Friday a p.m. ning rush period. Traffic was urs The second until 8 p.m. alert, which i ne secunu iiiiMi, wmv-u tan- snarled, gusty winds knocked d down trees and power lines, and Showers In Area Scattered thundershowcrs fell in the area Friday afternoon, with the heaviest downpour reported in Nolan, which measured an even inch of moisture. However, thundershower activ- ity is expected to diminish, with Saturday's forecast calling for partly cloudy and cooler tempera- tures. Only a trace of rain was re- ported at the Municipal Airport's Weather station, while Dycss AFB weathermen registered .07 of an inch. Abilene has had 14.20 inches of moisture this year, compared with 14.72 for a normal amount. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport ......Trace Total for Year ...........14.20 Normal for Year .........14.72 DYESS AFB .............07 BRECKENRIDGE CISCO COLORADO CITY 16 EASTLAND scattered thunderstorms with some large hail and isolated dam- 1 aging winds in portions of East Texas and most of Western nnd Central Louisiana until p.m. This alert covered an area along and 60 miles on cither side of a line from 20 miles north of College Station to 20 miles cast of Alexandria, La. Winds at Gainesville gustecl to 56 miles per hour, causing spotted damage. Rainfall measured .35 of an inch with mercury plunging from 100 degrees at 3 p.m. to 68 at p.m. At Odessa, in West Texas, light hail fell in a heavy thunderstorm that also spawned a small twister that tore a garage from a resi- dence. Other rainfall measurements included .53 at Fort Worth, .81 at Galveston, .61 at Midland and .10 at Mineral Wells. San Anficlo and Junction record- (cd Thursday's high temperature, 103 degrees. Dalhart's 58 was the low. Scattered showers fell also in Southern and coastal areas. Dalhart, inside the cool air imass. had 76 degrees during the afternoon and Amarillo had 77, To the northwest, snow that piled in drifts up to 14 inches deep closed the Trail Ridge Road in the Rocky Mountain National Park at Estes Park in northeast HAWLEY 55 NOLAN 1.00 PUTNAM 30 RANGER RISING STAR SNYDER Colorado. As the cool air moved south, it blunted the simmering Texas heat wave. The great hope, how- ever, was for rain, urgently need. .10led in every corner of the state. Skies generally were cloudy .50 Trace SWEETWATER ............05 over Texas except in the El Paso WESTBROOK ...............eo'arca. Soviet Arms Start Flowing Toward Cuba WASHINGTON. offi cials said Friday a new wave of Soviet arms deliveries to Cuba is under way, much of it apparently intended to step up Fidel Castro's coastal and air defenses. The resumption of large scale Soviet aid was seen as a sign of Kremlin trust in Castro's Com' munist leanings and as a comrriit- menl to become more deeply in- volved in propping up the Havana regime, which has been facing se- vere economic problems. The new Soviet shipments, car- ried in an estimated 20 cargo ships, plus the arrival of an esti- mated 3.000 to 5.000 technicians in passenger vessels, was de- scribed as unlikely to significantly improve the ability of Cuban force to wage an offensive campaign. Much of the gear unloaded so far was said to have included transportation, electronic and con- struction equipment, communica- tion vans, radar vans, trucks and mobile units. It was described as the type of equipment used for radar spotting systems and perhaps for anti-air- craft missiles. The number of technicians was described as a logical number for the Soviets to send to set up such equipment and train Cubans how to use it. Contrary to various unofficial reports, these U.S. officials said] their information does not show; that any Communist bloc troops) WASHINGTON Ihc stonin; of a troop bus' BAIRD (RNS) Baird's City have landed m Cuba or that any states repcated Friday ils in- west Berliners "last Sunday Council, meeting in a special ses- missile launching sites are to lne Soviet Union to dis- Tnc incident was an outgrowth oflsion Friday night, ordered a bullt- !cuss (he powder-keg situation in ]ast Friday's shooting by water and sewer reve- Mother 01 Abiienian Victim Related story, Ff. 10-B REST HOME FIRE This heating gas truck went out of control in Electra Friday after the driver had L _ jumped from the vehicle. The truck crashed into the made. The driver suffered burns on the upper portion Hillcrest Haven rest home, setting it afire. Three el- of his body. (AP Wirephoto) U.S. Renews Call For Berlin Talks ELECTRA, Tex. (AP) A flaming, driverless tank truck barreled into the front door of a rest home Friday, setting off e devastating blaze that took the lives of three elderly patients. Miraculously, only one of the 38 bedridden or mental patients in the modern, one-story structure suffered injuries. First reports said 15 were hurt. The truck, loaded with heating gas, rammed like a fireball into the building after the driver, Dan Craighead, jumped from the free? wheeling vehicle. He was burned on his arms and face but was not believed in serious condition. Jerry McHugh, a young grocery derly women died in the blaze. The truck had been clerk across the street from the pulled back from the building when this picture was Hillcrest Haven rest home, said -_.ii-_. driver just seemed to lean out the door and roll into the ditch and that truck just turned slow like into the front of the building." Fire broke out in the building immediately and raged out of control for more than two hours. Another picture, Pg. 9-A "ifor the death of East Germans! who tried to escape. i The Soviet note protested I Baird Sets Bond Vote The U.S. officials said also they know of no atomic warheads sent Berlin. At the same time it re- German police of a young refugeeidue bond election for Saturday. ceived from Moscow a protest was allowed to lie dying all Sept. 22. j If approved, the money will be used for constructing a sewer treatment plant and to improve the water system. Some of will be used to retire to Cuba or any other Soviet the of Soviet communist wall. The renewed flow of Red aid in West Bcrlin ,ast Sunday.j Tric Soviet Union, it said will viewed by Amencan authorities; exchange of notes is ex-itake "necessary measures" to in- the safety'of its soldiers. The Latin American over Berlin for the which did not spell out whatj not voiced bly beca1 ance doe; CSSli u a auji'ij lu IHUUHL an i- i invasion land that no further deterioration'problem are skeptical about their A previous wave of Soviet to tor taH, _ ithey refuse to attach too much arms to Cuba was reported in State Department white paper is- days. Grafe Inc., consulting engineers, ake a preliminary survey of the sued last January. WEATHER There are signs, strategists believe, that Moscow has recognized it could not go much further on this collision course. The U.S. invitation for talks was extended in a diplomatic note de- some US to Moscow's protest note. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BL'REAII m'ralhftr Map. Page 11-A) AB1LENK AND VICINITY (Radius j rules) Partly cloudy and not quilehjvered in MOSCOW The British allu ;n warm through .Sunday. Hish Saturday lear 90, low Saturday night 65 to 70, the French handed identical notes to the Kremlin. The Soviet protest scattered tliunticrshmtrrs in orth bv ttle U'S' EmbaS" Saturday nisht. A little cooler nnrth. lllsh SV in the Soviet capital. The three Allied notes followed U.S.-British-Fronch declaration Thursday which said Soviet dis- continuance of its military com- mandant's office in East Berlin affects neither Western rights nor Soviet responsibilities in the city. Friday's notes restated in force- ful terms the Western position that responsibility for the Berlin wall and for all the tragic events in its shadow rest solely with the Soviet Union. It said the wall was built "in violation of international agree- iy 81-92 In north and 92-102 south. .NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear to partly rloudy through Sunday. Scattered thunderstorms in extreme south Saturday. Cooler Saturday and in east Saturday nicht Hlch Saturday 84-94. NORTHWEST TEXAS Clear to part- ly cloMdy through Sunday. Cooler in south inday. High Saturday 80-90. TEMPERATURES Fri. a.m. Fri. p.m. 84............ 95 80............ 91 fin fl.1 88 79 fill 77 (i.-OO 7B 81 115............ 88 91............ 94 High and 'low' for 24-hours ending 9 98 and 76. SI BERLIN VICTIM This is Hans Dieter Wcsa, 19 year- old East German transport po- liceman, who was killed Thurs p.m.: 9fl and 76. VIUUIUUII ui initi r n >nd low dale i..t ffl.mcnts and o( lhc most elementary day night by Last Geiman ma- .KM: eoday: [principles of humanity" asd re- chine gun fire in an attempt to "'SLJSS Sffi pm, Reeled as "singularly ironic" So-, escape into West Germany. .AI> Humidity a p.m. accusations blaming the West Wirephoto) Reds Get U.S. Escort in Berlin By LYNN IIK1NZFRI.ING BKRMN Red army used armored cars again Friday for changing guards at the Soviet war memorial and grudgingly ac- cepted an American escort after only a six-minute argument. The U.S. Army stood firm, and there was no retaliation from the Russians as U.S. military convoys rolled unescorted over the Auto- bahn nnd Army and civilian traf- fic through Checkpoint Charlie moved smoothly. Mayor Willy Brandt appeal- ed to West Berliners to keep calm, declaring: "The wall must go, hut unlil it ROCS, the clly murt live." The hnltle of Ihf wall shifted In Moscow us "battlt of notes." The Soviet Union protested 10 power talks to halt "further de- the United States against the re- cent stoning of Soviet soldiers by West Berliners nnd warned "nec- essary measures" will betaken to insure safety of Red nrmy guards if the attacks occur again. It was after three soldiers were hurt in the stonings that Russians shifted from buses to armored cars to carry the change of the guard into West Berlin. And Berlin's traffic terioration of the situation in Bcr- proposal that the Russians invc several times rejected. In Washington, it was under- stood the appeal for a new meet- ing had again been rejected but U.S. authorities expressed belief tensions in Berlin arc easing. Former President D. be escorted. Thc Kremlin protest and threat came shortly after the three West- ern powers in sharply worded notes directly blamed the Soviet Union for "the wall and for il! consequences." The Allies called again moral American have escorts in the interest of safety and traffic or- der. The Soviet soldiers in the threej armored personnel carriers showed no arms ing with (mother U.S. order. Thursday they defied the ban amlj displayed Tommy Guns. Eisenhower in Dublin dec :d the! The absurdity of the situation Allies must assert their and rules call (or any armored car to added: "Any retreat from the drawal of lhc Soviet commnmlant principle might be looked upon as weakness and it could lead to Checkpoint Charlie. aggression. A Red army colonel accompa- nied the 18 Soviet guards to Check- point Charlie on Friday. He put up only token resistance to U.S. insistence on the rule that all ar- created in Berlin by the with- was being played out clearly at The Western Allies have no authority in East Berlin with whom they can discuss delicate, possibly fateful, con' ccrning the cily. Instead, a Soviet colonel sitting [deep in the front seat of an ar 1 moral personnel carrier is relay ing Soviet views to an Amoricar it was Maj. Ed ,'ard Luce, of Hemingford. Neb.- st.tnding at Checkpoint Charlie. When a woman interpreter rrac !a statement from I.ucc outlininj the necessity of an escort, hci words were heard by a Sovie lieutenant standing in the carrier then relayed to the colonel dowi below. His reply came bacl through the same chain of com municatinns. It was in this manner that the Soviet talk of placing an oscor on every U.S. vehicle in Her lin came through Thursday. misting sewage facilities. On Fob. 13, 19G2, James D. Fow- ,r of the firm explained his rm's report to the council. Part of the funds to be used will ome from a federal grant under of Public Law 660, ongress. Mayor J. L. Ault has notified that the Public callh Service has approved the rant for Baird's present sewer system as built in 1927 and was design- d to serve 200 to 300 customers. is now serving 544. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituarici 2 Sports 5-7 Oil newi 10 .The roof collapsed in less than SECTION B ian hour Church newl............2 Women'! newt.......... 3 Editorioli 4 Ammemeitti............ 5 Firefighters from neighboring towns came to the aid of this town of about 28 miles northwest Comics 6, 7 J0f Wichita Falls in North Texas. Farm news, markets......11 TV Scout 12 Rodio-TV log........... 12 The dead were identified as Mrs. Mary Lee Sorrells, 87, of Electra: Mrs. Maud Barker, 83, of Dallas; and Mrs. Myrtle Hunt, age unknown, of Electra. Mrs. Sorrells, 87. is the mother of Mrs. Hugh Colbert of 833 N. Willis in Abilene. Mr. and Mrs. Colbert will leave for Electra Saturday. Services are tentatively scheduled there Sun- day. Mrs. W. H. Berry, Mrs. Colbert's daughter from Stephenville, said Friday night that Mr. Colbert was in Corpus Christi when he heard of the tragedy. Volcano South Of Tokyo Erupis TOKYO tiny volcan- c island of Miyakejima, 120 miles south of Tokyo, erupted Friday ith a tremendous explosion that sent smoke and ashes up cct. The Japanese Meteorological Agency said the eruption was fol- owed by a series of quakes reg- storing five on the Japanese Rest Home Manager W. T. scale of seven iBIevins estimated damage to the Reports said'a few persons suf- building in excess of S100.000. fercd slight injuries while fleeing! Wichita County Sheriff Ham Vance said the truck caught fire as it rolled along State Highway 25 about 2 miles northwest of Electra. He said his information is that the driver jumped and suffered critical injuries. The driver was identified as Dan Craighead, in _slands south of Tokyo, has aboutjhis early 20s. from Electra. He 100 craters. In a 1940 eruption, lljworked for the Keller-Matchett persons were killed and 50 houseslButane Co. of Vernon. disappeared under flowing lava1 Mrs. Hugh Lee. editor of the .0 safety. The island has a population of .700. The meteorological agency said the island was covered with clouds of smoke from both the 'olcano and burning forests. Miyakejima, one of seven Izu md falling rocks. It's A Big Sunday in SHilem if The Football Outlook in District 6AA The first of a 10-part series looks at the football prospects of Anson, Bellinger, Hamlin, Has- kell, Stamford and Winters. Must reading for the district's football fans. k We Visit Stamford Colorful Stamford where the old West lives again every year during Cowboy Reunion time. This plus stories dealing with the city's govern- ment, chamber of commerce, schools, and its new "package store strip." Texas Water present and future. State map in two colors and black showing the results of an exhaustive study into Texas' water needs and potentials to the year 2010. if Late Summer Weddings take prominence in the Women's Section with the cover page featuring brides of Abilene and other cities. Interesting Features Impressions of a young teacher from Amster- dam, Holland honors for West Texas Fair Sweetheart candidates a fashion show for high school and college coeds Dateline Dyes. I Electra Star-News, said from lospital: "Some were brought in bleed- ng, others were burned. "Doctors and nurses were dean- ng them up. "Most of the patients were 'Iderly and some might have been n a state of shock. "The way they brought them ia orderly. Relatives looked in he halls for their loved ones. They were crying and upset." The hospital has about 50 beds. The rest home patients over- flowed the hospital and some were taken to West Tsx Hotel. Ed Bingham, general managw of the Electra Star-News, said 'the truck ran right smack into :he front door. "It looked like it tried to go right into the building." Bingham said the one-story, ranch-style Hillcrest Haven rest home is about 60 feet off the highway. "Many of the patients were mental patients." he said. "When I got there, most of them had been taken to the hospital." Thick gray smoke boiled from all windows of the building. Fire- men from surrounding opened their sireni as they sped to the home. "The main trouble the fire- men couldn't get to the blaie, said Bingham. "Tho truck was still The major fire was around DM truck" Some firefighter! wer See FIRE, ft CeL 1 ;

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