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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82NP YEAR. NO. 82 PAGE ONE Abilene Attorney and School Trustee James Weeks has a project for the Texas State His- torical Survey Committee. He has proposed to George W. HUI, executive director of the group, that during the cur- rent fine effort to mark historic buildings about the state some thought be given to marking a special East Texas grave, that of Mrs. Sam Houston. A couple of summers ago Mr. and Mrs. Weeks and sons, Rob- ert, David, Jimmy and John, took a tour of Texas historical points. The tour turned into a tearch. "We visited the grave of Sam Houston in Weeks said, "and noticed that Mrs. Sam Houston was not buried with her husband. We later deter- mined that she was buried in Independence. "We were on our way to visit Washington on the Brazos and noted from our map that Independence was only a short distance off the regular high- way, so we decided to try to find the grave of Margaret Hous- ton." (In case history is rusty, Hous- ton was married briefly in Ten- nessee, later took an Indian wife and, in 1840, after the Texas Revolution and after serving as President of Texas, was mar- ried, happily, to young Margaret Moffette Lea in Alabama. Mrs. Houston, a devout Baptist, is credited with influencing her husband to drink considerably less than had been his practice and to join the Baptist church into which he was baptized by Dr. Rufus C. Burleson, early president of Baylor University.) "Independence, the Weeks family found, "is a small village mainly as the for- mer of old Baylor Uni- versity. The stone pillars of the old buildings still remain as evidence of history. "We made inquiry at a serv- ice station and from a passer- by on this Sunday afternoon as to the location of the grave of Margaret Houston. They did not know the site, although the own- er of the service station did state that a house located in the area was her former home. We found the location of the local cemetery and spent some two or three hours looking at all the graves but did not locate hers. "As we entered the town of Independence we had noticed a small church with a bell tower and an inscription on the belfry which said that a Mrs. Lea rest- ed within the sound of the bell. "We knew that Margaret Houston's name, prior to her marriage to General Houston, was Margaret Lea, and we sur- mised that Mrs. Houston might be buried in close proximity to Mrs. Lea. "On a very sharp incline of some 10 or 11 feet, located high on a ledge left by cutting a road nearby, directly across the street from the little church, we noticed evidence of a fence. The children climbed this steep in- cline and found the grave of Margaret Houston, along with two o'f her servants. "It is our understanding that she died of yellow fever and was not buried in Huntsville with her husband by reason of this plague." (History books agrte.) h "The grave was in a terrible of care. Weeds were grow- ing everywhere and the only available approach was to scale this steep incline. The markings of the tombstone were not well defined and the area is difficult to locate. It is almost an un- marked grave." The Abilenians propose the area be cleaned and properly narked. Weeks thinks it would be no trick at ill to find Texans enough to put up the money it would take. NEWS INDEX SICTION A SICTION MWI..... 11 IMS t 10 14 14 TV ............JJ ftm newi, II _ C96T OT Hd ABILENE. TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6, 9908 X8 09 sal Auociated Preti (ff) PRELIMINARY Mississippi, Char- lotte Ann Carroll, left, was judged best in talent with a comedy song and dance while Miss Illinois, Pamela Gilbert, took top honors in the swim suit division in preliminary contests of the Miss America pageant Wednesday night in Atlantic City. (AP Wirephoto) Girl May Have Polio Authorities at Hendrick Me- norial Hospital said Wednesday ight they are treating another possible polio A spokesman indentified the pa- ent as Mary Ann Hill, 7 year- Id daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. Hill of Seminole. Authorities said Uiey had ad- lilted the girl Wednesday morn- ng and that she may possibly e a polio victim. Meanwhile, two Stamford boys emain in critical condition at the bilene hospital. They are Mike Franklin, 3, and is brother, Todd, 20 months, ons ot Mr. and Mrs. Pelham ranklin of 509 Vasser St., Stam- ord. The boys' doctor indicated that either had received immuniza- on. With the report of the two polio ictims from Stamford a rush on alls for vaccine resulted in that ity. A Stamford physician said, owever, that ample supplies of ic various types of vaccine arc vailable to meet the demand. Many members of the Stamford jotball team may have been ex- Mass free immunization Sept. 16. See Story, Page 1-B posed by the two boys, a medical source said Wednesday. The Franklin boys live near the Stamford High School and had visited and talked with the foot- ball players. Stamford Coach Larry Wartcs said Wednesday night that Stam ford will not cancel its game with Quanah in the season's first grid opener Friday night. Stamford will proceed with its mass immunization program Sunday, Sept. 16, in cooperation with other West Texas towns, the physician said. Meanwhile, authorities at Hen drick Memorial Hospital indicated that the two Franklin children bring the total number of polio victims treated by them this year to seven. Local doctors say that a num- ber of Abilene and West Texas residents have not received any protective measures against polio. Abilene and West Texas resi- dents are urged to submit to the oral Sabin vaccine here Sept. 16. Breck Flooded In Heavy Rain Showers borne by a cold front to the area Wednesday, limping moisture ranging from ght to heavy and causing tempo- ary flooding in Breckenridge. More than 2 inches of rain fell t Breckenridge in a 2-hour period beginning at p.m. One re- orting station there measured 90 inches for the two-day total. Win began there Tuesday at bout p.m. In the 700 and 800 blocks of West Walker in Breckenridge 'ater entered Frazier's Restau- ant and Wade's Motel on U, S. from a portion of the highway under construction. During the heavy rain many cars were stalled in water which was up to running boa; ds on cars in the lower sections of the city. Colorado City reported 2.59 inches for two days and an ob- server said there was "lots more rain in the southwest part of Mitchell County." Country roads were flooded and gullies were being washed by the heavy rain- fall. In other area stations, Sweet- water recorded 2.60 inches for 33IA83S NIMOH! Ben Beiia Puts End To Algiers Fighting Labor Force, Joblessness Bold Climb WASHINGTON num >er of employed Americans rose in August, contrary to seasona ixpectations, to a record ap- proaching 70 million. The unforeseen burst of em jloyment strength was one of sev jral mixed trends in the Labor department's monthly job report Expected big declines in the labor brce and in unemployment failed o materialize. The result was that the idle rate jumped to 5.8 per cent ol the labor force, compared with 5.3 >fr cent in July. This is the larg :st monthly increase in nearly wo years. These were the August figures announced today: Employment rose by to This is a high. Employ, ment usually drops in August by Compared with a year igo, employment is up by more lan 1.2 million. Unemployment declined by 900 to This is far less han the usual decline of about from July to August. The work force increased by 13.000 to Normally, the labor force de- :lirjes by about in August is teen-agers either quit looking or summer jobs or quit work to ake late summer vacations. Seymour Wolfbein, deputy as- istaht secretary of labor, said the nusual behavior of the August job gures could be partly explained y two factors. One, he said, was that the job urvey for August was taken in week that the automobile in- ustry was in the midst of its hangeover to 1963 models. During lat week in mid-August, auto pro- uction was down to only ompared with in the mid- uly survey week. In addition, there was an unex- jected, large influx of adult worn- n into the labor force, many of hem prospective teachers counted s unemployed. Wolfbein cautioned against in- erpreting the large increase in le idle rate as any harbinger of a ecession. He said he did not think lat is true. argely sub which often the 24th Senatorial District's po- ition on the State Democratic in his behalf by Ocie Hunt of Sweetwater is successful. Another contest may be in the Dxecutive Committee. The contestants are: 1. Maurice Brooks of Abilene, present 24th SDE'C member who was appointed by the SDEC to ucceed French Robertson, also jf Abilene, after he resigned. trooks is an announced candidate didates for that post are Mrs. or the SDEC post he now holds. 2. J. Ed Connally of Abilene, resent state chairman of the DEC, Rumors are he is seeking the district SDEC post he once eld. But Wednesday he declined o say specifically whether he is r is not a candidate for the arty office Brooks now holds. He [eclined, too, to say whether he is or is not a candidate for term as state chairman. WHERE IT RAINED lifihway 180 also had water. The I both days, and an area 14 miles ainfall was so heavy during the period that storm sewers could not arry it away. Creeks in the area were run- ing bank high and a bridge cross U. S. Highway 180 at the Stephens Shackelford County line was washed out, closing the road o through traffic between Albany nd Breckcnridgc. The bridge, which l> a low-water rossing on a detour, was washed way for the third time. H carries traffic which lui been detoured cast of the city had 5.7 inches. Lake Sweetwater had an even 3 inches and Oak Creek was report- ed up inches. In Abilene, the mercury dipped to 80 degrees and finally made it to a high ol M Wednesday at 4 p.m. Last year's reading on Sept. 5 was M and 59. Weather bureau officials at the Municipal Airport were predicting partly cloudy and warmer weath- er Thursday and Friday, with the high both days about 75 ABILENE 2-Day Total Municipal Airport.....52. .72 Total for Year 19.38 Normal for Year 15.24 682 E.N. 15th 582 E.N. 23rd 1.80 DYESS AFB ..........10 .20 LAKE ABILENE 17 'HANTOM HILL LAKE .90 KIRBY LAKE .........25 ...............59 1.65 ,NSON............... 1.71 ,VOCA 2.90 BAIRD 1.40 BALLINGER Trace BIG SPRING 1.79 3LACKWELL ..........30 BRECKENRIDGE .....22 2.52 S. of Breckenridge .90 CLYDE ................90 COLEMAN .............04 HORDS CREEK LAKE .40 COLORADO CITY ....2.59 CROSS PLAINS Trace DUNN ................2.00 EASTLAND .............15 FLUVANNA 3-4 inches GOLDSBORO 1.00 HASKELL 2.45 HAWLEY 1.90 KNOX CITY ..........2.80 LORAINE .............25 3.50 LUEDERS 1.50 MERKEL 3.72 MORAN .................30 MUNDAY 1.29 2.74 NOVICE ................33 RANGER ................30 ROBY ................20 1.50 ROCHESTER ..........80 ROTAN 1.SO 1.50 ROSCOE 2.30 ROWENA .............140 RULE .........................75 SNYDER 1.50 LAKE THOMAS ....2.70 STAMFORD 1.33 SWEETWATER .......J.dO LAKE SWEETWATER 3.00 WASTELLA 3.10 WESTBROOK .........I.M WINTERS .71 J. ED CONNALLY candidacy rumored MAURICE BROOKS for another term Army Official Dislikes Pact By ANDREW BOROW1EC ALGIERS, Algeria ist strongman Ahmed Ben Bella flew to the front lines Wednesday and personally brought a halt to fighting that killed or wounded 100 men hours after rival Algeri- an factions had proclaimed a cease-fire. Forty soldiers were reported killed in just one of three clashes that broke the truce between the deputy premier and anti-Ben Bel- la guerrillas of Wilayas (military zones) Nos. 3 and 4 holding Al- giers and most of central Algeria. Quiet Warfare Raging Over 24th SD EC Post BY KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-News Assistant Editor Political warfare is raging, rosa, goes over a post 3. Frank Hardesty of Big Spring, longtime political fig- ure. He says he is not a candi- date, but would serve if an effort Related story, Pg. 8-A making for the district com- mitteewoman post being vacat- ed by Mrs. Nora Binder of Big Spring, who has moved out of the district to Midland. Rumored can N. C. Outlaw of Post and Mrs. James Staton of Sweetwater. Part and parcel of the political in fighting for spots in the party machinery is a tussle over con- vention rules as regarding proxies and alternates a tussle Which could prove vital, since El Paso is a faraway convention site and distance may keep many dele- gates from attending the party 'gathering. N RED BERLIN Refugees Report Unrest Growing By JOHN FIEHN BERLIN young East Germans who smashed and swam leir way to the west under Com- munist gunfire reported Wcdnes- ay night that workers at an East German plant staged a sitdown trike on the anniversary of the Red wall. Willy Geidel, 25, and Karl-Heinz Warmus, 22, said there is grow- opposition among East Ger- man workers to their Communist rulers. They drove a truck 100 miles firough East Germany early in the day, rammed it through Com- munist border fortifications, swam a canal and scrambled safely up he bank on the West side as East German guards opened fire. They took refuge in MacNair Barracks, a big U.S. Army com- pound a few hundred yards from the canal bank in suburban Lich- terfelde in the U.S. sector. Later they were taken to a refugee camp and joined an East German border policeman who fled across the wall somewhere else. Details of his escape were kept secret but those of their own were not. Geidel and Warmus had been truck drivers at the state-run con- struction combine Chemie-Halle, which is setting up a refinery for Soviet crude oil at Luetzkendorf in the Merseburg district, near Leipzig and Halle, WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEIGE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map. Fate 5-B> ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius Jles) Partly cloudy and a little warm- r Thursday and Friday. HiEh both days 70 to 75, low Thursday nijrht 55 to 60. AND, NORTHEA na warmrr north Thursday. High ay 72-82. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Cli.ucly Thurs- ay and Friday. Scattered thundershow- n south Thursday and mostly southeast rirtay. Warmer south Thursday and most Friday. Hiih Thursday tfl.76. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy with thundershnwcrs Thursday and Cooler SOUTHEAST TEXAS: Cloudy with jrat- ered Jhiinrtershowrs Thursday and Fri- Cooler north portion through Tnurt- High Thursday A3-92. TKMFEIIATimEft 1M the governments of Great Britain and France, while paying lip-service tion in West Berlin, is trying to absolve itself of the responsibility for the there. recent The Soviet note blamed the lies for a long list of along the Berlin wall and da- to ilw tht vraM iftiM-Unioa. ricade was there to stay. Taking aim at Berlin's and rail links with the West, the note acciiuM the Allies of providing planes for Welt German agento to fly into West Berlin "where they incited the population of the city to provoke Kb East Germany and ttw tovM