Abilene Reporter News, September 7, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

September 07, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1962, Abilene, Texas 8bflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT A A A, JL- JL JL JL B fiCQ CMfiT OT U3MVU 01 HOHVN SVX31 SV11VO 82ND YEAR, NO. 83 PAGE ONE It may be that Curtis Head, co-owner and president of D4W, Is a super salesman. Or it may be that George W. Stewart of the Kiker-Warren Funeral Home staff is a custom- er who knows the exact mo- ment to drive the best bargain. But it so happened that on Tuesday Curtis became ill. George went with the ambu- lance which went to transport Curtis to Hendrick Memorial Hospital. En route, according to one version of the story, Curtis aroused himself enough to do a bit of business. He sold George an electric re- frigerator before the ambulance screamed up to the hospital's door. According to George's version his purchase was strictly a hu- manitarian gesture. "If it'll make you feel any he says he told the ill Mr. Head, "I'll buy that refrig- erator you've been trying to sell me." Besides, George says, it was a good time to get a good price, when the seller was flattened. Curtis, incidentally, reported Thursday from his hospital room that, medically, he's doing fine. Financially, he's one re- frigerator sale better off. An Abilene miss named Fran- ces was engaged in conversa- tion with her grandmother, a chic youngish grandmother as grandmothers have a way of be- ing. she asked, "is it true that people have three lay- ers of "Yes, the grandmother said. "Well, G r a n n Frances grinned, "aren't you about down to your third The coyote is not a creature beloved by West Texas ranch- ers. But one particular coyote is performing out of character at Fair Park Zoo. He is of late charming small fry visitors. The zoo got the coyote, just a pup, by default. One morning this summer, Park and Recreation Director Terry Scarborough reports, the animal was found, wearing col- lar and leash, tied up to a zoo fence. A parks worker who lives nearby said he saw a luggage- packed auto park briefly short- ly before the pup was discov- ered. "I was a little scared of him at first, since he was a Scarborough says. But he turned out to be gentle and friendly obviously a pet and seemingly left behind by some travelers. The coyote is nameless. But not friendless. He frolics in his pen and visits eagerly with chil- dren who stop by his fence. He loves to be petted, will stick out a paw to be scratched and howls softly with pleasure at attention paid him. 4 Sam Maldne, former longtime Abilenian who now lives in Sem- inole, Tex., relays a tale of medicine in this part of the country. His brother. W. C. Malone, had an appendectomy back in the days when such surgery was rare. The operation was performed in the fashion of the day, in- struments boiled atop a wood- burning cook stove, patient stretched on the dining room table. The doctors had to put up a terrific fight, Malone says, but the young patient lived. "Some three years Ma- lone completes the story, "my brother underwent surgery at Plainview. The surgeon told him that hit appendix was not re- moved and had those pio- neer doctors removed it, he like- ly would have died." Tower Joins Bid For Cuba Action the Kennedy-Backed Candidate Wins NEW YORK (AP) Rep. Charles A. Buckley, an organiza- tion Democrat backed by Presi- dent Kennedy, won renomination who don't go? The elected alter Thursday night despite spirited Democratic reform drive to un- given a proxy? him. Buckley, 72, was opposed by Div. U II. Levy, 35, a lawyer who was ward County Democratic leader. endorsed by Mayor Robert F, Waiiwr and reform leaden, in- cluding former Sen. Herbert H. Lehman and Mrs. Franklin D, Roosevelt. They accused Buckley ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MOf. 3AV 3100 frsefr '62-THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS gggg Xg o S31Ve Auaeiated Preu (ft) 3IAH3S M1IJOH MUDDY ROAD AHEAD Jim Dominy, son of James Dominy of five miles southeast of Abilene, was in the same shape as many Abilene area rural residents Thursday muddy roads ahead because of the torrents which have fallen from the skies the past three days. (Staff photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Homer E. Capehart, R-lnd., pre- dicted Thursday that President Kennedy may call up Army Re- serves by the end of the year in connection with communism in Cuba. Capehart voiced his prediction as demands mounted in Congress for action to halt the Communist military buildup in Cuba. Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., said the American people are 'deeply concerned about Cuba" and the questions they are asking 'cannot be avoided in the political campaigns" this fall. Proposals ranged from a call >y Rep. Dante B. Fascell, D-Fla., tor the use of "force in all of its forms" to a suggestion by Sen. John G. Tower, R-Tex., that a Cuban government-in-exile be rec- ognized and armed for an inva- ion. In predicting President Kennedy may call out Army Reserves, 'apohart told reporters: "I don't lave any inside information at all. It's just a guess on my part. But I think he may do it." Capehart, who for more than a year has been urging a Marine nvasion of the Caribbean nation, reiterated the demand Thursday. "1 say we should put a blockade around Cuba and keep these Com- munists And if arms from coming that doesn't work, should invade he said at a luncheon marking the beginning of Ms campaign for a fourth Senate term. "I'm just advocating what the President himself called for in he added, referring to the abortive U.S.-supported invasion Related story Pg. 12-A of the island by Cuban rebels. be "precipitate or hot-headed." Javits and Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., chairman of the Senate "The time now ts for action in Latin-American Affairs subcom- Tower said in a statement. "Let's recognize a government-in- exile, located in a friendly Latin- American country, and give them the tools to do the job to over- throw communism and Castro in Cuba." Sen. Strom Thurmond, D-S.C., told the Senate that, "The time has come for Cuba to be decon- taminated." "The best method of decon- Thurmond declared, 'can be determined with the ad- vice of our military leaders, once the basic decision to decontamin- ate is made by our civilian lead- rs." Tower recalled that "a few am- ateurs, in a small boat, slipped into Havana Harbor" a few days ago and shelled a suburban hotel. "That should give you some in- dication of how thin the sea de- fenses around Cuba are, and how easy it would be to mount an at- tack on Cuba from the he said. Goldwater, chairman of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, criticized what he termed the Kennedy administra- tion's "do-nothing policy." "Khrushchev will continue to move, not only in Cuba, but any- where else he pleases so long as we continue our policy of indeci- sion and timidity in foreign af- he added. Another Republican senator, Jacob K. Javits of New York, said he agreed with President Kennedy that the United States should million plus budget. mittee, appealed in Senate speech- es for concerted action by the Organization of American States. Morse said "the Communist buildup by Russia of a beachhead in Cuba" is a greater threat to 'our Latin-American allies than it is to the United States" and he expressed hope the OAS will meet soon to discuss a common course of action. Secretary of State Dean Rusk is reported to have proposed a hemisphere meeting of foreign ministers this month to discuss the problem. Sen. Kenneth B. Keating, R- N.Y., told the Senate, "A very substantial measure of our securi- ty has already been lost by the heavy Russian buildup in Cuba over the last months." Rains Causing Floods, Damage Condition! in Big Springs were alvation Army officials had re- returning to normal late Thurs- day after an unofficial 6.42 inches of rain was dumped on the city n a 24-hour period, causing flood- ing and an undetermined amount of damage. There were no injuries or deaths reported The downpour was the second waviest for the city in the 62 years records have been kept. On April 5, 1922, 6.77 inches was re- corded in a 24-hour period and on Oct. 3, 1907, 5.08 was measured. The rainstorm had stopped about lunch, an observer report- ed, and he said "It looks like the rain is over." However, heavy runoff still was going on by 5 p.m. Thursday. Damage to the city was pretty well restricted to streets, although several cars were reported flood- ed. A new city sewage disposal riant under construction in east 3ig Spring was flooded, and it will have to be cleaned up before construction can be resumed. No estimate of damage to the facil- ity was available. Big Spring was without rail- road service during most of Thurs- day, with water standing 3 feet deep in spots at the Texas and Pacific Depot. Railroad yards still were flooded at about p.m., although the water was about axle deep to the freight cars at the depot. Water was running curb deep in downtown Big Spring, but no business houses reported flooding. City crews were put on emergen- cy duty, repairing roads and cut- ting off access to flooded areas. Barricades Up For a time, W. 3rd St. was flooded and barricades were erected to keep motorist from using the street. It opened to traf- fic about noon Thursday. Water was running bumper deep on cars at noon. Although there were high wa ters and minor flooding. Texas Electric and Southwestern Bell Telephone facilities were not af- fected. Many of the farm roads leading to Big Spring were closed most of the day. Texas Electric Company's sta- tion on Wildhorse Creek, 10 miles northeast of Big Spring recorded 8.75 inches of rain over the period. Rainfall at the Leland Wallace ranch near the station was 10% inches. Howard County rainfall ranged from 1.80 inches at Chalk in the southeastern corner to 5 inches at Vincent in the northeast cor- er. Despite the flood, Red Cross and eived no calls for help. Three amilies on the north side of town ere evacuated when water from drain ditch overflowed into hous- i. They were not identified. Radio Station KBST was off the______ r early Thursday and by late the wafer level was 10 feet below ad reached which result which had almost dried up in the Hubbard Creek Dam Threatened 4-Cent Tax Cut Wins Approval By JERRY FLEMMONS Reporter-News Staff Writer A 4-cent tax cut for the 1962-63 fiscal year was authorized by the Abilene City Commission Thurs- day as it voted unanimously to in- clude the tax slash in the proposed 'Battle of Proxy' Enlivens Pre-Convention Jockeying By KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-News Auiitant Editor A behind-the-scenes "battle of the proxy" is enlivening local Democratic jockeying as the Sept. 18 state party convention in El Paso neara. Because of the absence of heated statewide intra-party fighting fewer of the elected delegates than usual arc expected to travel to the bi ermial party gathering. Who'll cast the for those (by proxy) in the state conven- tion." Ed Connally of Abilene, when asked Wednesday about this point, gave a different answer. The proxy will take precedence over an alter- nate with no proxy, he said. (Connally is chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee and chairman of the Taylor Coun nates? The to whom the del- "The says Hardeity of Big Spring, Frank Ho- "We always let the who no vole (according to the or- dler In which they were elected) if don't he MM. "We don't allow mm to stay wd rtlll CMl Mt Related story Pg. 15-A NEWS INDEX SICTION A OH MWI SICTIOM I U 2-4 14 14 14 ,11 ty delegation to the El Paso con- vention.) An alternate to the convention, The vote followed a public bud get hearing at which not a single citizen appeared. Robert M. Tmstman, city man ager, explained the vote was nee essary in order that ordinances may be drafted to cover the new (1.40 per valuation tax rate The voice vote, Tinstman said was record proof of the commis sion's intent of approving the tax reduction in the new budget. Commissioners quickly moved down their full agenda and items were disposed of rapidly. Only a brief flurry of pointed words between Commissioners the vote of a missing delegate un- less he has a proxy from a dele- gate. "I've never known an alternate nances. to have a vote unless he had a Connally said. "The dele- not be used." But, Connally continued, convention will fet the rules under which it will operate, rules which will determine the status of proxy and alternate. His statement on the power of the proxy can be Interpreted as a signal that convention rules Hie used by two Demo gatherings hi IMO, which tossed out proxies, lea PROXY, M, Cri. I A Additional commission news Page 1-B he said, won't automatically have Truman Kirk and Cleve Cullers marred the meeting. The Kirk Cullers clash came in a discussion of rezoning ordi Kirk said he felt the commission should provide maps when public gates have to give their right to hearings on rezoning ordinances vote to someone else, or it will were called. There was no one present for the the rezoning public hearing and Cullers indicated as much to Kirk "My time is too valuable to spend on these minor things." Cul lers said. Kirk, In an almost inaudible side remark told "Then maybe you should resign and let remarln paned without from the ntt of the the afternoon it had not re- urned to operation. Lske Thomas was rising about ay night. Spillway elevation is ,258 leet, and by noon the water in an increase of 1.73 feet for K 24-hour period. Moss Creek Lake, 5 miles east Related picture Pg. 16-A of Big Spring, was up about a foot and the level has risen feet and 8 inches since the rains began Tuesday. Before the rains started, the spillway. Other lakes were filling rapidly as runoff water increased late in inches an hour and was expected the day. Powell Lake, two miles be over the spillway by Thurs- south of Moss Creek, was reported filling rapidly and Cosden Lake in the Big Spring City park, waterfall where it is running over the spillway." Some Damage Although Big Spring caught most of the downpour, heavy rains and some damage was reported in other area towns. At Klondike, near Patricia in Dawson County, roof of a J165.000 school gymnasium collapsed Thursday at 2 a.m. There were no injuries, but the building was almost a total loss. It was nearly completed when the roof caved in. Highways were closed, with U. summer's dry spell, was running over the spillway. One observer said it was "making a beautiful S. 84 between Snyder under 4 See RAINS, Pg. 2-A. Col. 1 Hermleigh and inches of water. By JOE POUNS Reporter-News Staff Writer rains 'ednesday and Thursday on the ubbard Creek watershed some leasuring up to 6 inches are ausing officials of the W. A mith Contracting Co., officials of IB West Central Texas Municipal rought the lake level up to ,136.4 feet at mid afternoon 'hursday and torrents of water re still rushing into the lake ba- in down Sandy, Hubbard and oth- r creeks. At that time water still was District and engineers for more rains were to come. Each sea level. he district some concern as a ake begins to be formed at the am. The concern is caused by the act that rains are coming before le dam has been completed to s maximum height of feet wve sea level. The structure has een completed to feet, but ains over the watershed had our saw the waters climb up iie side of Hubbard Creek Dam. At mid afternoon he water was a mile wide at the yards of shale berm when com- Hubbard xtended Hubbard Creek and from a mile riprapped with 9-inch coarse grav. Reds Want Troops Out Of Congo MOSCOW Soviet Un- on demanded Thursday that U.N. ask forces round up and expel II foreign military and political personnel serving secessionist, Ka- anga Province in the Congo with- a month and then clear out of le Congo themselves. The demand was in reply to an ppeal by Acting Secretary-Gen- ral U Thant asking members of he United Nations to support his Ian for unifying the Congo and nding the two-year secession by resident Moise Tshombe's rich Catanga Province. The Soviets, who have refused o pay a cent toward the U.N. :ongo operation, laid down stern erms for bringing a solution and laimed the Congo's future "must e settled only by the Congolese seople themselves and the gov- rnment of the Republic of the Congo." o a mile and a half up Sandy Creek, according to Austin Han ock, manager for West Central 'exas Municipal Water District. Shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday Acker, resident engineer t the dam, said the water stood t feet and was slowly ris- ng. However, a heavy rain had alien at 2 p.m. Thursday on the atershed and that water was ex jected to reach the dam within few hours. Acker said at the time he does ot fear the water will reach the op of the dam unless there should heavy rain Thursday night, rain had The ime, but it was still cloudy over le watershed and the forecast was for more rain Thursday night and Friday. Should the water in the 1 a k e ilimb to above the foot mark, there would be a good DOS- ibility that part of the the be swept away. Thant's plan-backed by the United States, Britain, Belgium imong other for adoption of a federal system in he Congo, with Katanga sharing evenues from its rich mining in dustries and merging Katangai military forces with the national irmy. The Soviet Union, in replying to "hant's plea for support, charged he U.N. Command in the Congo with making a truce with Tshom- le to please Western "colonial- sis." Apartment for Rent? People who ore looking for oportments, rooms, houses turn to the Classified ods FIRST. You hove until Saturday noon to gtt your aportmtnt, room or house for rent classified line ad in Sunday's big classified section. The cost? Amoiingly small. Reach ALL with coll OR 2-7141 It is an earthen dam and the main portion of it will be 5.600 'eet long and its greatest height 90 feet at feet mean sea level. The original plans call- ed for the construction of a serv- ice spillway at feet above wuring into the lake from pre- mean sea level and an emergency ious rains, and it appeared that spillway at feet above mean The plans also called for 000 cubic yards of wetted and roll- ed embankment and cubic Creek Lake about two Dam and miles up plete. Upstream side of the dam is el and two feet of hard lime- stone rock. The structure, upon completion, will impound acre feet of water at service spillway level. Than 65 65 A 48 inch pipe, located at lion, cet, would take care of a great eal of flood water, however. Acker pointed out. Just this the contractor was denied permission to complete he closure of the structure by the Vest Central Texas Municipal Wa- er district's board of directors mt even had the permission been "ranted the contractor wouldn't lave had time to do much work prior to the coming of the pre- autumn rains. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OP WEATHER BUREAC (Weather Map. Page 6-A> ABILENE AND Mostly _____., showers and thundershowers through Fri- day. Partly cloudy and scattered thun- dershowers Saturday afternoon. A little warmer throughout the period. High Fri- day around 80, low Fridai High Saturday 85 to SO. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Cloudy -ith scattered thundershowen Friday. at that Cloudy and isolated thundershowers Sat- urday. Warmer most sections. High 78 north to 92 south. JRTHWEST TEXAS: Cloudy and a few thundershowers Friday and Saturday. Warmer Friday and south .portion Fri- day night and Saturday. Cooler north Saturday. High Friday 78-88. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy and warmer Friday and Saturday with scat- tered mostly daytime thundershow- era. High Friday E4-9-I north, 88-98 south portion. SOUTHWWEST TEXAS: Cloudy and wanner Friday and Saturday with scat- tercd mostly daytime thundershowers. High Friday H-94 north, south per- TEMPERATURES Tfiort. p.m. 65 66 ____ ea 67 M 65........... 63 68 65 68 D3 High and low for 24-hours I p.m.: 71 and 63. High and low same date last year: 91 last night: sunrise today: 6: 17: Sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.10. Humidity at 9 p.m. 93 per cent. WHERE IT RAIKED ABILENE Municipal Airport 1.45 Total for Year 20.95 Normal for Year 15.30 JAYTON 3.00 5.25 742 Sandefer 24hr. 3-day total 2.10 4.10 426 Poplar 1.95 682 E.N. 15th 582 E.N. 23rd 1026 Cedar DYESS AFB ALBANY ANSON AVOCA ASPERMONT BAIRD BALLINGER BANGS BIG SPRING BLACKWELL BRECKENRIDGE BRADY BROWNWOOD BUFFALO GAP CISCO CLYDE COLEMAN COLORADO CITY CROSS PLAINS EASTLAND EDEN GOREE 2.054.30 1.75 2.55 MERKEL 2.356.07 1.82 .98 1.D5 3.56 2.00 4.90 1.602.70 Tr. Tr .Trace 4.926.79 1.10 1.40 HASKELL HAWLEY HERMLEIGH 2.15 4.60 1.45 3.50 ..5.00 9.00 KNOX CITY LAWN LORA1NE LUEDERS MARYNEAL 2.60 5.40 .80 1.00 4.107.60 ..3.70 7.W MORAN MUNDAY 1.76 2.37 NOLAN OVALO PUTNAM 3.11 5.98 RANGER RISING STAR ROBERT LEE ROBY ROCHESTER ROTAN 1.24 4.0CJROSCOE .14 3.3-l! RULE .Trace SAN ANGELO 2.00 2.00 SNYDER .30 .40 2.50 .25 .28 STAMFORD SWEETWATER OAK CREEK .25 .90 1.05 .02 3.30 3.55 HAMUN 1.90 1.17 WINTERS .3.70 SYLVESTER TUSCOU WEINERT WESTBROOK WINGATE 1.30 4.00 2.90 4.54 2.00 1.85 2.94 1.00 2.00 .80 .90 .60 4.70 6.20 .2.706.00 2.50 4.00 1.90 5.70 3.90 .12 2.30 4.30 1.M 1.01 410 1.70 l.OOi.Ol 141 1.00 4 I.N 1.10 Jll.ll ;