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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               Abilene SUNDAY "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 82ND YEAR, NO. 71 ES IN FIVE SECTIONS VBILENE, TEXAS, SUN. MORNING, 3Av St> IN FIVE SECTIONS Auociatea rreit yrj 9909 _ Raiders Shell Cuban City JUMPING FOR JOV? Caught in the open during a sudden cloudburst, a Corpus Christi resident makes a wild dash for his car overcoming all obstacles, includ- ing a gushing rain gutter. Corpus Christi received some of its first rain in over 50 days. (AP Wirephoto) Drought Ended By Heavy Rains By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Drought ending rains and fall- like temperatures comforted Tex- Saturday. For the first time in almost two months residents in wide of .Charlotte measured two inches. Poteet had an inch. Junction got 1.22, Taylor 1.21, Blanco 2.25, Winiberly 3.01, Hutto 1.20, New Braunfels 1.68. In other parts of the state Bon the state heard rain on the roof I ham had 1.41 inches, Dallas 1.80, and watched crisp, cracked lawns I Beaumont 1.41, Waco .72, and drink up the moisture. [Midland .64. More showers and no ultra-high i At some points temperatures temperatures prospect. were in more than 30 degrees. Late Friday a line of thunder- storms dropped a small twister at Early Saturday Dalhart had a chilly 52 degrees and Amarillo 55. Gainesville had a 32-degree drop the Odessa area, raked the Fort Jin 35 minutes. Worth Dallas area with heavy! The Austin rain was the first ,ain and winds, then early Satur-j since June 30 and broke the long- day moved into parched Southwest dry spell since 1921. Several Central Texas. families were moved to higher Austin, in its 55th day of dry-Sgrouml when Boggy Creek over- ness, got 4.35 inches. flowed in East Austin. San Antonio, where parts of awakened by the Austinites and early rain 55 city had received no rain for rec-jthunder got an unusual orcissdays got 1.57 inches. Pleas-morning alarm when the mois- anton. south of San Antonio, gotiturc shorted out Civil Defense half an inch of rain the first in j sirens in North Austin. University days Nearby Pcarsall Texas officials ordered the or- 'ange floodlights on the main tower turned on. Normally the orange glow is reserved for university athletic victories. Two cars were washed off a low water bridge but their occupants escaped unharm- ed. Soviets Set Off 2 Nuclear Tests WASHINGTON (APi Atomic Energy Commission re-, ported that the Soviet Union set off two nuclear tests in the at- mosphere Saturday. One blast was in the Novaya Zcmlya area in the arctic and the other in the Semipalatinsk test site in central Siberia. The arctic explosion was de- scribed as having a force of sev- eral megatons, equal to the blast of several millions Ions of TNT. The AEC said the one in Siberia! was of low yield. This would in-1 dicate a blast equivalent, of less' than tons of TNT. The AEC saiil both explosions occurred early Saturday. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries........ Business Outlook Book news Oil news SECTION B To Your Good Health Editorials Dyess Pix Page Bridge Amusements SECTION C Women's news Radia-TV lags TV Scout SECTION D Sports Church news Farm news Shelling Blamed On Exile Cubans WASHINGTON Unit ed States blamed Friday night's dered the shelling himself in an nas area. shelling of Havana on an exile Cuban students group and said Saturday it had no advance word of the attack. "Any repetition of such the State Department said, could mean prosecution under the U.S. neutrality law forbidding private armed expeditions against tries not at war with the United States. This mild warning was coupled with orders to the Coast Guard to seize the two private motor launches from which more than 60 shots were pumped into Hava- Miramar suburban shore The Justice Department launched an investigation with an eye to possible prosecution under the Neutrality Act. There were no immediate arrests. Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro had blamed the attack on the United States and "the mer- cenary agents (Cuban exiles) who operate with impunity from the coasts of Florida." The State Department's first re- action to this charge was press officer Robert J. McCloskey's statement: "I can flatly deny any U.S. involvement in or knowledge of a reported shelling of Cuba." In Miami, Fla., the headquar- ters of diverse and anti-Castro Cuban refugee groups, a spokes- maii for the Directorio Revolucion Estudiantil took credit for the at- tack. McCloskey issued the second State Department statement after President Kennedy, spending the weekend at Hyannis Port, Mass., conferred by telephone with George Ball, acting secretary of stale. U.S. officials said they did not know immediately whether the two boats had set out from the United States or elsewhere, such as the Bahama Islands. McCloskey said the U.S. govern- ment has been "as diligent as we can be" in trying to enforce the neutrality law and prevent anti- Castro forces from slipping out of this country to attack Cuba. Before they reported evidence that Friday night's attack was Mi- ami-directed, U.S. officials specu- lated that Castro might have or attempt to feed his anti-U.S. prop- aganda campaign. McCloskey's second statement, issued after an investigation, said (text "We now have evidence that the Student Revolutionary Directorate in Miami was responsible for the shelling in Cuba last night and in this connection I have the follow- ing statement: "A spur of the moment raid such as this does not weaken the Communist apparatus. "While we appreciate the strong feelings of this free student group and their hostility to this most op- pressive regime, we cannot ap- prove the use oC U.S. territory as a base for such action. "The Coast Guard intends to im- pound the boats, and we must in- form the participants that any repetition of such action by any group could involve the provisions of the Neutrality Act." Hotel Housing Soviets Blasted By GEORGE ARFELD HAVANA (AP) Sea raiders shelled the Havana suburb of Mir- amar Friday night, hitting a hotel headquarters of Soviet bloc tech- nicians helping Prime Minister Fi- del Castro's government. Damage was slight, but near-panic swept the hotel as sleeping guests were shaken out of bed by the mid- night bombardment. Castro promptly blamed the More pictures, stories, Pg. 6-A United States and "mercenary agents (Cuban exiles) who oper- ate with impunity from the coasts of Florida." A revolutionary Cuban student group in Miami boasted it car- ried out the raid in two fully equipped vessels, firing more than 60 shots into the area. A spokesman for the group said the bombardment, most dramatic anti-Castro move since the ill- CUBAN SHELLING Map focuses on Cuba, its capi- tal of Havana and suburban Miramar, which Premier Fidel Castro says were shelled Friday night in a bar- rage from the sea. Cuban radio said the number of vessels involved was not determined. Castro blamed the U. S. for the incident. Cuban broadsasts said the cannon fire damaged several buildings. (AP Wircphoto) starred Bay of Pigs invasion te months ago, was made because of the arrival of Communist bloc personnel in Cuba. "The Russians are on our he said. "We cannot stand and do nothing." The U.S. government rejected Castro's charge of American in- volvement but said it had evi- dence the Miami-backed student group staged the naval attack. Tension Begins to Ease In Wrangle Over Berlin WEATHER 2 4 11 13 ____Z 4 ___8 10 10-11 1-14 13 13 1-5 11 12 (Weather Map. Punt 5-B1 ABILENE AND VICINITY lHadilu 40 liles) Fair and warm Sunday and Mon- day. Hisn both days near 95. inw Sun- day nicht near 70. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Generally ir and a little warmer Mon- (tav. Hieh Sunday H2-95. NORTHWEST TEXAS Generally fair nrnuKli Monday. Warmer Sunday and in south portion Sunday nuht and Monday. HiBh Monday m-w BERLIN (AP) new gunfire on the Communist side of the wall, tension in this tinderbox city appeared to be easing Satur- day night after eight days of bitter East-West wrangling. One burst of gunfire in the early morning darkness was apparently aimed at an East German peo- ple's army soldier who made it uninjured into West Berlin. East- ern guards also halted an East German trying to swim a canal to West Berlin and hauled him into a police boat. In all, West German police esti- mated 100 rounds were fired by Eastern guards in four different places. As far as they could tell, no one was hit. Angry crowds, however, which a few days ago were stoning Soviet army buses and shouting insults across the Communist wall through the city were not to be seen as the weekend started. West Berlin police remained on :he alert along the wail. The bitter indignation which welled up after the killing on Aug. 17 of Peter Fechter, 18. an East Lerman, seemed to be subsidlingj Lrf t In its place was the old hatred TEMPERATURES Sal. p.m. 71 fi'OO 86 70 7-00.......83 70 79 76 7ti ____________ HO 8.1........ HiBh and low (or 24-hmirs ending i.m.: 89 Hisl. and 62 sunset Barometer and low same date last year: 92 last nicht: sunrise today: p.m.: 28.27. light: reailinK al 9 Humidity at 9 p.m. 42 per cent. Fire at Electra Rest Home Blamed for Fourth Death ELECTRA, Tex.   A fire apparently started in the truck] fourth death Saturday wasicah. He looked behind him and blamed indirectly on Friday's! fjrc opcliccj tnc door of rest home fire which burned three persons to death. Fred M. Matncy. 69. died in an Electra hospital. Dr. John Thomp- son said Matncy had been ill some time and that excitement and shock result ing from the holocaust contributed to his death. Malncy was a native of Hunt County. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. H. L. t'rostwaitc. the moving truck and fell out. Craighcad rolled on the ground to put out the flames in his clothing. Witnesses snid the truck had been afire for several blocks be- fore Craighcad disc o v c r c d the The owners said they will blaze. The (Irivcrless truck rolled on and smashed through the front door of the rest home, where most Most o'l the other V siirvivors of the patients were bedridden or can be salvaged. Medical records of the liery crash of a lank truck into the rest home to stay Saturday. found places Five patients remained in (he of two of them burn vic- tims. The crash occurred when a truck driven by Dan Crnighcnd, K. of Kloctra cmighl lire. The tank truck contained a liquid renting fuel. Cruifrtiead. before IwinR un- der sedation (or burns, said the Only three continuous care pa- tients remained in the hospital at lighllall. The others were taken to the homes of relatives or to rest homes in Vernon and Wichita Falls. Loss at the rest home, owned by local interests, was estimated at were mental cases. The three who perished were Mrs. Mary Lee S o r r c 11. XI. of Electra; Mrs. Maud Barker, 83, in this North Texas town ol Dallas; and Miss Myrtle Hunt, tcnchcr. Treated for burns were Mrs. Jo Moore, both of Electra. Patients needing continuous care were taken to the hospital immcriintcly after the (Khws were taken to a motel. rebuild. Debris was being cleared today. About 75 per cent of the clothing in the patients' fireproof lockers also were saved. Of the 24 patients who spent last night in a motel, 18 were taken today to another rest home in nearby Vcrnon. Six went to 83, a retired Jnck County School Wichita Kails and others went to rcl-tives. A Railroad Commission man West Berlin. The Cornmmunist party paper Pravda said the West "will have to take Ulbricht into the negotia- tions" on Germany. The West re- fuses to recognize Ulbricht's East German regime. fear with us that the conditions in West Berlin easily could provoke war." "Even American senators and newspapers find themselves called upon to warn their government against permitting the street rab- ble to involve us in a he SS1CL is nn: oviviri VJiuvjit i L. The Soviet press also kept up signs a separate peace treatv with Castro cnarsed_ tha' sf f oth" a drumfire of criticism of Western East Germany should remember :er buildings besides the hotel were refusal to accept Premier Khrush- that those who draw .the b? the, chev's designs for a demilitarized The U.S. Coast Guard was or- dered to seize the two private motor launches the refugees were said to have used. The Justice De partment in Washington launched an investigation for possible pros- ecutions under the Neutrality Act. President Kennedy, weekending in Hyannis Port, Mass.. consulted ating explosives, imperiling the lives of their inhabitants." He said the attack was launched at p.m. with "numerous .20- caliber cannon firings." Apparent- ly he meant 20-millimeter, rela- tively light weapons with about a bore. The ships were re- ported to have stood little more than a half mile offshore. In terms similar to those he used in denouncing the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion 16 months ago, Castro declared "the treach- erous surprise attack shows the cowardice, the criminal and pirat- ical spirit of its authors." "We make the government of the United States responsible for this new and cowardly attack on our country and we denounce be- fore the world the aggressive alans which imperialism is pre- paring against Cuba. We warn the president of the United States that our people will adopt all the nec- essary measures to confront the he said. "The Cuban revolution, which could not be defeated by the eco- nomic blockade, nor by the re- peated military actions, nor by di- rect attack organized by the Unit- ed States, will be able to resist and repulse direct attack as well. "Fatherland or death. We will conquer." The Cuban general staff ordered all demobilized antiaircraft artil- lerymen to report at the Havana University stadium at 8 a.m. Sun- day. The shooting incident came amid Pravda declared that those who bX Phonf., with members of hisjreports in the United States-ridi- threaten force if the Soviet Union Istaff in Washington. "shall perish by the sword." FOR SABIN VACCINE 15 Cities Slate 'Cocktail Party' Fifteen towns possibly more will join Abilene in a mass "cocktail party" Sunday aft- ernoon, Sept. 16, sipping Sabin oral vaccine in an areawide mention of any casualties. The student group, the Director io Revolucion Estudiantil, said its 19-to-23-year-old sea raiders en- countered return fire from the shore but escaped unharmed in the darkness. Residents of the sub' urban shore area, however, said gun batteries emplaced there were silent. Scant damage was visible at the hotel. A Czech physician living there said nobody was hit. He said near panic of guests startled from their beds seemed a greater danger than the gunfire. Pictures showed shattered mir- forms, so the information can go rors and glass doors allegedly Gertrude llopiici ami Mrs. Mary checked the truck mid said the safely valves controlliR the liq- uid were in order. Otherwise, he said, there would have been MI explosion that would have rocked Iht whole town, and contempt for the wall and its Communist builders. Brief services for the most re- cent victim of the East'German border guards were held in Berlin without creating an incident. Sen. Heinrich Albertz of the Ber- in government, who is also a Protestant minister, presided at the service for Hans Dieter Wesa, 19, a railway policeman in East Berlin, shot down Thursday eve- ning by fellow policemen when he tried to flee through the barbed wire to West Berlin. The shooting of Wesa by his comrades at the command of East Jerman Communist leader Walter M. Ulbricht illustrates "the wretchedness of Germany's Albertz said. The Soviets changed their guard it the Red war memorial in West Berlin in record time, using the hrcc armored personnel carriers instead of buses. At the international crossing point of the wall. Checkpoint Char- ie, they picked up an American Army escort as ordered by the U.S. commandant, Maj. Gen. Al- bert Watson II. The convoy sped to the monu- ment near Brandenburg Gate, de- livered the 18 soldiers and picked up the troops being relieved. The carriers were back at Checkpoint Charlie in 32 minutes with a Brit- ish army escort. The Russians, who seem to be trying Io prove that it is dangerous lor them to move through West Berlin after the stonings earlier in the week, attracted little attention. West Berlin police have placed barbed wire near the checkpoint to keep back crowds, but it was not needed. Additional police also are provided whenever the Soviets appear with their personnel car- riers. As tension seemed to case in West Berlin, Kricdrich Kbert, the Fast Berlin mayor, issued a long statement asserting that "there are many more people in the Definite plans have been made 'or participation of Abilene, An- son, Merkel, Stamford, Hamlin, totan, Haskell, Sweetwater, Colo- rado City, Loraine, Baird, Clyde, [loscoe and Roby. Albany has ask- ed to join if vaccine can be ob- ained. Cross Plains is expected o join. Ballinger and Winters lave still not made definite plans. campaign a week early, on Sept. Dyess Air Force Base will par- ticipate in the Abilene campaign. The Taylor-Jones Medical So- ciety, which is buying the Sabin oral vaccine in one large lot for .he entire area, has stepped up ts order so, it hopes, doses will be available. Original order was for As the list of towns grew, the order was in- creased by then by Snyder have its vaccine on military medical records. Dyess folk may take their vac- cine at one of eight or ten Sabin centers to be operated on the base, or at one of the centers to be oper- ated in the city. The vaccine costs between 25 and 30 cents a dose. The Taylor-Jones Medical Soci- ety of which Dr. Richard B. Johns is president, will buy the oral vac- VACCINE, Pg. 5-A, Col. 7 Related stories, Pg. 3-B broken by "Yankee bullets." The Communist paper Hoy said nine rooms of the hotel were dam- aged. Other buildings reported hit were the Chaplin Theater, where be more." Castro has made some o! his culed by the Havana a buildup of Cuba's defense capabili- ties with the importation via So- viet ships of tons of military equipment and an estimated to 5.000 technicians. Washington authorities declared U. S. policy remains opposed to the use of American soil by insur- gent groups to mount armed at- tacks against others. Official Predicts New Drug Deaths WASHINGTON f.AP) George P. Larrick, commissioner of food and drugs, says that additional infant deaths can be expected in this country, from use of the drug thalidomide. Larrick said Friday that one in- fant death has been traced to the drug, "and unfortunately it now appears that there probably will During a television program flashiest television speeches, andjtaped with Rep Jessica Weis R- several homes. Castro paid a visit to the hotel Saturday. He made no mention of casual- ties, but said the buildings "re- ceived multiple impacts of perfor- N.V., Larrick said more than 200 pregnant American women re- ceived the drug and 27 of them have not yet had their Of the others, lie said, all but one had normal deliveries. IN ALGERIA Junto Ousts Ben Bella's Forces in Power Struggle Lubbock and Wichita Falls will 5c conducting anti-polio drives the same afternoon as the Abilene irea. San Angelo is attempting to lave its campaign ready by Sept. 16 and, if unable, will serve Sabin on Sept. 23. The vaccine campaign will be between the hours of 1 and 7 p.m Exact points for immunization will be announced later. In gener- al they will be in local school build ings. Dyess Air Force personnel, mili- tary and dependents, will join in the Abilene drive, Col. M. Robert Ilalbouty, director of base medi- cal services and commander of the Dyess Hospital, said Saturday. Oral vaccine for use by the mili- tary has been ordered by the Tay- lor-Jones Medical Society because, Col. Halbouty explained, military depots will not have the Sabin available before October. All Dyess military and depend ents are asked to include their name, rank, serial number nnd organization, or that at their mill By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH ALGIERS, Algeria IAP) A junta of guerrilla colonels forced Ahmed Ben Bella's Political Bu- reau out of power Saturday and Ben Bella was reported planning to flee Algiers. Thus only 23 days after the left- ist deputy premier wrested con- trol from Provisional Premier Ben Vnussef Ben Khcdda, the eight-week-old nation faced a new land dangerous crisis. j All available reports indicated Bellii and a handful of follow- wcrc planning to leave the capital. Some reports said they would go to oran, others to Tlcrn- ccn in western Algeria. The colonel's junta, consisting of the general staff of the guer- rilla Wilaya (zone' No. 4 which occupies Algiers, had no political jroRram an dthe extent of its in- fluence elsewhere in Algeria wns unclear. But it was strong enough Io world today than week ago who tary on their force the Political Bureau, in a eral insecurity" created by the dramatic announcement to the Al- gerian people, to declare that it duties in the "anarchy and gen Wlreri COL. SI HASSAN Junta lender drew the list of assembly candi- I dates it had previously agreed on with the zone commanders. Ben Khedda remained in the background and no one knew far the time being just where he stood in the new political up- heaval. Ben Bella's only opponent on the bureau. Acting Foreign Minister Mohammed Boudiaf, resigned and thus seemed to align himself with the guerrilla commanders. The government-owned radio station, held at gunpoint by Zone 4 troops, was prevented from broadcasting the bureau's state- ment which accused the zone of "seeking to smother the- bureau's voice and paralyze its action." The sUiU'mral of kidmipings :md arbitrary ar- iwts. searches and seizure of property, illeual .ipnointment of government officials aiul usurping civil and judicial authority in da- lliance of the Political Bureau. rebellious officers. The bureau also put off indefl- could no longer carry out its nitely the Sept. 2 elections lor a While the nation's government and administrative services floun- dered in chaos, life continued aU most normally in Algiers and oth> constituent and with- w cttlw.   

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