Abilene Reporter News, September 7, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1962, Abilene, Texas Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 82ND YEAR, NO. 83 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Aatciuud PMM Kennedy Wants Reserve Gallup WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy, acting in the face of a Communist buildup in Cuba and thority other international tension, sought adjourns authority today to order two reservists to active duty. The White House said Kennedy would send proposed legislation to grant him this power to Congress this afternoon. This legislation would place a ceiling of men from the Reserves of all the armed forces and limit the period of service to no more than 12 months. Kennedy could exercise the au- from the time Congress ern until next Feb. 28, about months after the Senate and House reconvene. During that time, the secretary of Defense could extend the terms of service ot the Reservists for not more than 12 months. No member of the Ready Re- serve called to duty involuntarily at the height of the Berlin crisis in 1961 could be called back again unless he volunteen. White House press secretary Pi- Salinger said Kennedy was asking the new authority to order Reservists to duty "because of the critical nature of the internation- al situation." Salinger said he was referrinj to the "general international situa- evening tion." Asked if the move was inspired particularly by the Soviet-backed buildup of armed strength in Cas tro Cuba, he said newsmen would have to draw their own conclu- The press secretary dM say the plan was discussed with leaders of both parties in Congress when they assembled at the White House late Tuesday to be filled in on the situation in Cuba and the statement Kennedy issued that At that time, Kennedy told Soviet shipments of missiles, mo- tor torpedo boats, and other mili- tary equipment to Cuba, and told both Moscow and Havana the United States would resist any aggressive action in the Western Hemisphere. Salinger emphasized that the possible new callup of Reservists was discussed with Republicans vital as well as Democrats on Tues- day when asked if the announce- ment was precipitated by GOP demands for sterner U.S. action, of Senate Republican Leader Ev- erett M. Dirksen of Illinois and House GOP Leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana suggested to- day that Congress, before ad journing, adopt a resolution giv- ing Kennedy backing and author- ity to take whatever, steps he deems necessary, including the use of armed forces, to protect security interests. Salinger said a draft of the pro- posed legislation was completed this morning at a meeting of Ken nedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. The law of August 1961, adopted in the heat of the Berlin crisis, empowered the government to or- der to duty. then, Salinger observed, the country's regular armed fore- in es have been increased. Two new Army divisions have been activat- ed. The law now proposed would give these powers: Between adjournment of Con- gress and the Feb. 28 deadline, Kennedy could authorize McNa- mara to extend enlistments, ap- pointments, periods of active duty oil and ot active duty for training, periods of obligated service, or other military status, in any com- ponent of the armed services, or the National Guard, for not more than one year. These exten- sions, if ordered, would apply to servicemen whose terms expire between adjournment and next February. "The President is asking for this Salinger said, "dur- ing the period that the Congress will not be in session and the peri- of approximately two months after Congress returns because of the critical nature of the interna- tional situation." Lakes Filling Up; Many Overflow WHERE IT RAINED Pre-autumn rainfall that has measured up to 10 inches in some West Central Texas areas 673 acre feet, or 871.3 million gallons, would go over the spill- way before the day is over. At has brought an ample supply of water to many area cities, a Fri- day morning survey by The Abi- 9 a.m. the water level in the lene Reporter News shows. At some lakes the water has gone over the spillway. In others a great deal of additional water has been impounded but the spill- way level was not reached. Big J. B. Thomas Lake, 16.5 miles southwest of Snyder, went over the spillway at p.m. Thursday. Friday morning it was 1.29 feet over the spillway and still rising. The lake has a capac- ity of 204.000 acre-feet, or 66.5 billion gallons of water. Smaller Lake McCarty was flowing over the spillway, according to the Friday morning survey. The lake, near Albany, is the municipal supply for the Shackelford County seat and sup- plies about customers. AU tank; in the Albany area were reported'catching water, too. At Baird, Baird Lake, the city water supply, and the old Texas Pacific Railroad Co. lake both were running over spillway level early Friday. Oak Creek Lake. 11 miles north of Bronte, an auxiliary supply now for the city of Sweetwatcr, caught about 1.61 feet and the water level was about 15 feet below the spillway. The capacity of the lake is acre-feet, or 11.9 billion gallons. Lake eight miles south of Sweetwater, caught 9.75 feet of water and at 9 a.m. Fri day was 1.5 feet below the spill- way. The lake's capacity is acre-feet. Lake Sweetwater, 6.4 miles southeast of Sweetwater, caught five feet of water about two months' supply for municipal use and the level was 11 feet below the spillway, acre feet. Capacity is Cox to Opon His W Here Sept. 14 Jack Cox of Breckenridge, Re- publican candidate for governor, will be in Abilene Friday of next week to officially open Jack Cox for Governor campaign headquar- ters at 425 Cypress, his Taylor County campaign co chairman, Hal Sayles announced Friday. Cox will be at the headquarters from to p.m. and the public is invited to talk with the candidate, Sayles said. He added that coffee and refreshments will be served. That night Cox will be at the Cox for Governor booth at the West Texas Fair. There was a good chance Lake Winters, capacity of which is lake was within four inches of the spillway, according to W. D. Waggoner, water superintendent. Lake Colorado City, six miles Set LAKES, Pg. 10-A, Col. 3 WEATHER S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather map. Page S-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY I Radius 40 miles) Cloudy with decreasing shower activity Friday turning cloudy lo partly llht d saluruay about 80. Low i Saturday about "NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Cloudy with occasional thundershowere today and tonight, becoming nartty cloudy with widely scattered thundcrshowers Saturday ABILENE 24-Hrs. Stoce Tnes. Municipal Airport .70 3.17 Total for Year...... 21.07 Normal for Year 15.36 Since 14-Rri. Tues. 1026 Cedar 1.62 426 Poplar 1.95 582 E.N. 23rd 1.75 DYESS AFB.........09 LAKE ABILENE.....62 PHANTOM LAKE 1.30 K1RBY LAKE.......75 ALBANY.............. 1.57 ANSON................2.00 AVOCA................2.70 BAIRD.................60 BALLINGER...........50 BIG SPRING 1.54 BLACKWELL .........50 BRECKENRIDGE 1.35 BRADY Tr. BRONTE...............30 BROWNWOOD.........78 BUFFALO GAP CISCO West Texans Keep an Eye On Runoff After Big Rains 2.55 4.70 1.79 1.69 3.20 3.00 6.60 5.50 7.60 3.30 .51 8.33 Rains Expected To 'Slack Off Torrential downpours of the past three days were expected to start decreasing Friday but run- off from the rains has filled area lakes and caused a rise in the 1-80 Colorado River at Ballinger. 4.58 Tr. No flood threat was expected at Ballinger. Police Chief J. L. .78 A llHl le warmer in north. Lov tonight 68 to 76. 92 NORTHWEST TEXAS Cloudy will: scattered tnnndershowers in south today and tonitht. Partly cloudy and a few thunderstorms in north today and tonight and over area COLORADO CITY 1.89 CROSS PI A1NS 3.00 EASTLAND 2.80 HAMLIN ..............28 HASKELL 1.72 5.52 fourth time this year. iturday. A 'little warmer and Saturday. Turning iaturday. Low tonignt fa south today ___ cooler in north Satun to 73. Hllh Saturday to 92. tEMFERATllIIES Ttara. p.n. Frl. a.ra 65 68 66 66 65 67 70 68 71 69 71 68 70 68 70 68 ..........1 71 67 7A 68 78 Hllh and low for 24-hours ending at 9 a.m.: 71 and 67. HiKh and low same date last year: Sunset last nujht: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at noon: 27.98. Humidity at noon: 79 per cent. HAWLEY 1.00 KNOXCITY...........6 LAWN 1.30 MERKEL .............28 MORAN 1.90 OVALO 2.30 PUTNAM 3.00 ROTAN ...............90 SNYDER STAMFORD 2.02 SWEETWATER.......10 Tt'SCOLA 3.20 WEINERT.............90 WINTERS .............70 ty area, showed that: FM 670, 1982 and 1308 in Mitch- ell County, FM 669 and State Highway 176 in Howard County and the intersection of FM 707 See WATER, Pg. 10-A, Col. Hubbard Dam Said Not In Big Danger BRECKENRIDGE There Is 1.30 night, was still experiencing some ]ime danger to the new Hubbard 6.33 minor Hooding Friday. Water was Creek dfun although Moreland said at mid-morning 78 Friday that the rise was not 2.40 2.40 alarming. 1.80 1.90 The river was over its first bank COLEMAN 71 .99 but no persons had been evacu- 6.31 ated and no major flooding was 3.00 expected, the chief reported. 3.05 4.52 Lake Fort Phantom Hill lapped over the spillway Friday for the 5.20 6.00 Big Spring, where an addition- al 1.54 of rain fell Thursday 2.30 4.00 4.10 4.30 6.92 6.90 3.40 4.90 Atty. Gen. Wilson Lambastes Impact EASTLAND Atty. Gen. Will Wilson told the Reporter-News Friday that the incorporation of Impart "is not suitable as a mat- ter of law" because the town can- not maintain city services and be- cause of the "obvious attempt to use municipal law to thwart the will of the people of Taylor Coun- ty." In making the statement, Wil- son said he would use it in his argument at the llth Court of Civil Appeals hearing here on the new town later in the day. The Eastland hearing is on a quo warranto suit attacking Im pact's incorporation. Oral argu- ments are to be heard on both sides. John Cofcr, an Austin attorney, was scheduled to present argu- ments for Impact. He was to fly to Eastland from Austin Friday morning but bad weather halted him. It was reported he had flown to Fort Worth and would drive to Eastland, but had not arrived at noon. The judge recessed for lunch mained closed Friday, and said court would reconvene at 1 p.m. Wilson said: "This case is im- portant to the state and not just Abilene. This is manifest by the See IMPACT, Pg. 10-A. Col. 4 son reported hubcap deep on W; 3rd (U. S. Highway 80) and traffic was at a standstill. Since Sept. 1, Big Spring has received 8.50 inches of rain. Some sections of the city have received an unofficial 12 inches or more, it was reported. Joe Pickle, secretary of the Colorado River Municipal Water District, reported that Lake J. B. Thomas was flowing 1.25 feet deep in the spillway and was expected to peak at about 1.50 feet during he day. The Colorado River above the lake has dropped to almost nor- mal levels and Bull Creek is drop- Pickle said. Both streams ;eed the lake. Schools at Fluvanna and Hobbs, in the Snyder-Big Spring area, re Deep Creek, which flows through Snyder, went over t h e spillway at feet. !8th St. bridge Thursday night sut had returned to its banks Fri- day. high water were reopened. Market Mixed At Fifth Hour BULLETIN Dow Jones industrials were up .42. rails were down .38 and utili- ties were up M at the fifth hour of trading on the New York Ex- change, the Abilene office of Schneider, Bernet and Hickman reported Friday. Volume of trading at that point was NEWS INDEX SECTION A To Your Goad S Iridf i...............7 SBtrti............1M3 BuiifitM Outlook......14 SECTION Womtn'i Annulment! 4 Comici S Editorioll Radio-TV .091........11 acre-feet of water has been im- pounded in the deluge rains which have hit the watershed area, said B. G. MeGinnis, project manager for the project nine miles north- west of here. At a.m. Friday the water in Hubbard Creek Lake stood at feet above mean sea level, an increase of 2.9 feet over the Thursday reading, according Lamar Acker, resident engineer. That reading means the water lacks 10.6 feet of reaching the top of the dam as it now stands. A total of acre-feet of water has been impounded and a total of acres of land have been cov- ered by water in the basin. i level wM, an suiwy TOO WET TO WORK-Reflected in a pool of water created by recent rains, a "sheep's foot" roller stands idle at a street construction project on Hickory. Street eve w, an swy o a service construction in Abilene was halted by the rains and wet grounds. The city has o f- _ .1 n 4 __ I ___ _f __ I_ 1 Wtnt-n Ktr IF I When completed, the dam will impound acre-feet of water to furnish water for Abilene, Al- cially received 3.17 inches of rain since Sept. 1. (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) Several area roads closed by bany, Anson and Breckenridge. The structure is being construct- The Friday morning reported at a cost of by the from State Highway District 8 of- W. A. Smith Construction Co. of Pices in Abilene, for the 13-coun- Kansas City, Kan. Unless heavy rains are re- ceived within the next few hours on the watershed there is little likelihood the water level will reach .the top of the dam as it is now constructed, Austin Han- cock, manager of the West Central Municipal Water District, builder of the lake, said Friday in Abi- lene. He believes, however, that the rains of Thursday and Thurs- day night will bring in an addition- al foot of water to the lake during the day. Charter 1 Two Moi Discussion and revision of the first rough draft of the new proposed city charter were ended Friday by the 15-man Abilene Charter Commission. More meetings were in sight for the commission next week, however, and at least one of those gatherings will be a public hearing. Commission Chairman Bryan Bradbury announced the He re Talks' hearing will be held Friday at a.m. in the Commission Room of the City Hall. "We want everyone and anyone who is interested in this charter to attend the public hearing." Bradbury said. "We welcome and want ideas and suggestions from the people." He also scheduled two additional meetings Wednesday and Thursday for charter Slated sion members. Both meetings will be held in the Directors Room of the First National Bank, beginning at 8 a.m. The public also .is invited to attend these meetings, Bradbury said. Copies of the revised charter were to be ready late Friday afternoon. Bradbury requested Lila Air Crash Survivors Care for Each Other SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. a pineclad mountain slope two little girls, one with an say anylhing." agonizing leg fracture, kept a At Julie's side was her grand- days-long vigil near the bodies of mother, Mrs. Scott King. Softly, killed in an air with tears welling in her eyes, Mrs. King stroked Julie's blonde head, carefully avoiding the big of their "light black bruise near one eye. Her tears were not so much their parents crash. Leaning against a tree trunk plane, its tail in the air, its nose crumpled against the ground. Inside the plane's cabin, for Julie as for her son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. William crushed body of the girls' Outside, a few feet away, another body-their father's. lay Through rights and three three bone-chilling dayi, without food, without water, the (Iris stayed by the wreckage waiting for one of the many aearch planes they saw overhead to spot them. came. Thuraday night, In a bed at St. Julie Clark told her Kory, "The plane went she began. "Mommy and Daddy didn't have a chance to sister Laurie. Julie was suffering only from bumps, bruises and ex- posure. William Clark was vice-presi- dent of Travelodge Motels Inc. Both he and Ml wife Jacqueline, daughter of the corporation's pres- ident, were 32 years of age. Laurie, in another section of the hospital, was undergoing three At mid-morning Thursday help Of mrgery to set a protrud- bone in her left thigh. "When the plane Julie con' BemardiiM Hoipltal, 0-year-old United in the Dimple, direct way stayed In the plane." children have, "Daddy and Laurie real and me was throwa out. Mommy LAURIE CUM" t to Mrgery ttwee neojfa Julie M .he They mH I not Me the wMor M they mo MM 'cause "they didn't move." Motorists on the road could not She said she helped Laurie sit see them, up against a log. Julie told of watching search "She was crying because her planes fly over the gully in which 'leg hurt. But after a while she they crashed, 'quit crying. "But no one seemed to knowi "Laurie said 1 should go over we were there. When the helicop- >to the plane and try and find ters came, Laurie said they would some water. 1 looked all over be- find us because they could land cause we always carried water anywhere." but I couldn't find any. I couldn't It was a helicopter, carrying I find any food either. pilot Don Landels and the girls' Laurie told me to look grandfather, Scott King, president for something for us to keep of Travelodge Motels, Inc., that warm with. I went back to the first spotted the wreckage among plane and found a suitcase. Mom- towering pines at the my and Daddy's clothes were in level. Landels radioed ground par- it We put them on and huddled then, fearing for the emotion- together to keep warm. We didn't al state of his passenger, Hew get cold King to nearby Big Bear Airport. "Later' Laurie said I should (o He arrived back at the crash 'up over the hill to get help. I scene as the ground party got halfway up and got scared to reached there. I ran back. I didn't get scared Landels said Julie got up from again though." her tide and atked for Julie didn't know It hut the water. were only no Recalling thh Thursday night. .e wrae bo.ro.rf tto ptaoo. coMo oiked mo If 1 m. IruK. I at the coffee, think they were grapes. They tasted good. They put some on my lips and made them feel better." Praised for looking after her injured sister, Julie smiled and said: "We took care of each other. She took care of me, too, and told me what to

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