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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT SUNDAY 82ND YEAR, NO. 85 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDA OT-2 3AV 3100 9909 03 S31VS AM3S 9, 1862-FIFTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS Auociottd Woman Is Shollo Death AiS'wafer SWEETWATER gation into the death of Mrs. Wil- liam P. (Juno) Brookes, 33, from gunshot would at her home at 206 West Texas Ave. Friday night is being continued, Sheriff R. S. Lambert and Dist. Atty. Weldon Kirk said Saturday. Justice of the Peace G. E. Davis said that the inquest may not be completed for several days. Mrs. Brookes was found on the floor near a rocking chair in a northwest bedroom at the home when her husband returned about 11 p.m from attending a meeting, the hushand told officers. A 9 mm. pistol was found on the floor near her right knee. One shot had struck her in the left chest and passed through her body, striking the back of the rocking chair and entering the wall in the corner of a room, officers said. Friends said she had been in good spirits recently. Slacks of her clothing were found on the floor, indicating that she had been preparing to handle her Saturday morning washing. Her son, Leigh, said she was gathering up the clothes when he left about.8 p.m. Her husband left shortly before that. Funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the .Patterson Chapel of Memories. Elder Vowles of Latter Day Saints Church in Swectwater will officiate. Burial will be in Sweet water Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Steven- son, Howard Kinerd, Clyde C, Horner, J. R. Nash, Francis R. Hair and Charles Diggs. Born Dec. 21, 1928, she was married here Nov. 20, 1946 to Mr. Brookes. Survivors include her husband; her son, Leigh Brookes; and a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Watson, both of Dallas; her mother, Mrs. Henry Ware of Blacfavell; two Mary Hairston of Fort Worth "and Mrs. Audry Gis- tom of Crane; brothers, W. A.: tjssery ot Copperas Cove and Jesse Ray Ussery of Abilene: her grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Ussery of Loraine. FAIR QUEEN R. S, Spraberry presents Gloria Jen- kins of Hamlin as queen at the Jones County Fair at Anson Saturday night. Runnersup were Judy Gainey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Gainey Jr. of Anson, and Suzy Dooley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dooley of Anson. Queen Gloria, the Hamlin FFA Sweetheart, is the daughter of E. N. Jenkins of Ham- lin. There were 10 entries in the queen contest. (See Fair story, Pg. 10-A) (Photo by Jere Family of Three Killed in Crash THROCKMORTON (RNS) A in First Baptist Church at Throck- MRS. CURTIS C. HEAD services Monday 21- year old North Texas State University senior, his wife and 7- month-old son from Denton were fatally injured in a headon colli- sion about'5 miles west of Olney Friday night. A Crane couple and their 20- year-old daughter were hospitaliz- ed with injuries. They were occu- pants of the other vehicle involved in the accident. Killed were Franklin Ward Pie per: his wife, Marilyn Harrington Picper, 21, and their son, Graydon Evans Pieper. The headon accident happened about 7 p.m. Friday on State High- way 79, investigating officers re- ported. Both Pieper and his wife were former students at Hardin-Sim- University. Mrs. Pieper 1958 graduate of Throck- School and was mons was a morion High reared there. Funeral for the three accident victims will be Sunday at 3 p.m. SATURDAY FOOTBALL WINTERS 18, C-CITY 6 HAMLIN 12, ROTAN 10 RANGER 12, CISCO 12 EASTLAND 20, COMANCHE 14 ASPERMONT 20, TRENT Mrs. Curtis Head Services Monday Mrs. Curtis C. Head, 49, wife of the president of D W Appli- ance Co., died about 4 a.m. Sat- urday at her residence, 1870 Jackson. The wife of the prominent Abi- lene businessman was discovered dead by her mother, Mrs. C. L.. Carter Sr., Saturday about 7 a.m. She had been a resident here for the past 32 years. Death was attributed to cancer, of which she had been a victim for the past 12 years. Funeral will be Monday at a.m. at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Leo Arm- strong of Denton officiating, as listed by Dr. Elwin L. Skilcs, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and the Rev. Joe Temple of Abi- lene. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park under direction of Laughter-North Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be W. 0. Nor- man, Earl Bolcr, A. C, Sides, B'.irt Chapman, Dr. J. A. Wolfe Luke Medley, Honorary pallbearers, will be Elbert Lasscttcr, Fay Earnest, Olney Bryant, Clay Handel, Roy Bond, Pat Cooper and Dr. W. B. Adamson. The family hM requested that any remembrance! be In forms of donations to the Cancer Society. Mr. Head had been a patient in Hcndrick Memorial Hospital this week, but was released late this; week. Mrs. Head, the former Sophia Elizabeth Carter, was "schedul-l ed" to die of cancer around Feb- ruary or April of 1950. The malignancy was discovered when an exploratory operation; was performed at Hendrick inorinl Hospital Jan. 12, 1950. But Mrs. Head lived. "The Lord has extended my she told a Reporter-News staff writer in an interview in 1952. "I believe that the Lord raised me up because ol our two adopted children. We took them when we didn't have to, and when He let us take she said, "He didn't intend for me to die. "I wasn't afraid to die. I was ready us far as the Lord and I are concerned. But I was in a panic because of my husband and two small children. I didn't re- sign myself to death, but I ac- cepted the fact that I faced death. "I knew that my only help was In the Lord, because It had gone so far that It was incurable. I the Bee MM. HKAD, 1M, 7 morion with the pastor, the Rev. Roy Edgemon, officiating. Burial will follow in Throckmorton Ce- metery under direction of Merri- man Funeral Home. Injured in the accident were Mr and Mrs. Bert Mark and their daughter, Sandra, who were being treated in an Hamilton Hospital at Olney Saturday. A hospital spokesman ed that Mrs. Mark indicat- was in "fair condition" and her husband and daughter were in "good con- dition." Mark reportedly received sev- eral broken ribs and lacerations on the right hand. Mrs. Mark sustain- ed a large gash on her head and right knee and multiple bruises about the body. The couple's daughter a laceration on her left leg just below the knee, a hospital spokes- man said. The hospital spokesman indicat- ed that Pieper and his infant son were alive when brought to the hospital and Mrs. Pieper was pro- nounced dead on arrival. She ap- parently was killed instantly, the spokesman said. Pieper lived about 40 minutes after arriving at the hospital and his child lived about an hour, the spokesman said. The Pieper family was reported enroute to Throckmorton from Denton to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Harrington. They were married in June of 1961 in Throckmorton. Mrs. Pieper was employed as a secretary for a Denton firm. Mrs. Pieper was born Feb. 22. 1941, at Throekmorton, and lived there most her life. Her husband was born April 16, 1941, at Mar- lin, Tex. Her survivors include the par- ents of Throckmorton; three borthers, Bobby, Donnie and Bil- lic, all of Throckmorton; a sister, Darlene Harrington of Throckmor- ton; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Kelly Sr., of Throck- morton. Pieper's survivors include Mr. See ACCIDENT, Pg. 10-A, Col. 6 Knox Bonds Approved KNOX CITY (RNS) Knox bounty- voters Saturday approved Issuance of bonds totaling For improvement and expansion of two county structures. 'Proposition 1 called for a 000 bond issue to repair and ex- pand Knox County Hospital. It was approved by a vote of 556 to 244. Proposition 2 called for In bonds to finance the renovat- ion and improvement of the coun- ty courthouse. It carried by 159-vote margin, 477 to 318. Only one box in the county Brock with votes, was out late Saturday night. Regardless of the vote, it could not change the elec- tion. High Water Pours Into Texas Homes Drys Win Again In Ranger Vole RANGER (RNS) Ranger vot- ers Saturday turned down a pro- posal for the legal sale of alcoholic beverages in the city by a 28- vote margin, 480 to 452. It was the second defeat of the year for wet forces, who lost a June 9 vote by 83 votes, 506 to 423. Saturday's defeated proposal was for the legal sale of beer, wine and liquor, with no stipula- tion as to whether the sale would be for on or off premises con- sumption. The June election was for the sale of beer and wine only Weldon Leonard, chairman of [he Citizens for a Better Commun ity, opponents of the proposition expressed satisfaction with the election. "We are grateful that the citi- zens once again expressed their conviction against alcoholic bev- erages in our he said "No one group can claim all cre- dit for the victory, for the credi belongs to each citizen who took a stand and voted his conviction concerning this moral issue. It is our hope now that both sides wil work together in other areas whereby Ranger will be a better community in which to live." Although Saturday's 932 votes were only four more than in the June election, an observer said long lines of voters were stand ing at the City Hall Saturday at 8 a.m. when the voting began. Calvin Brown served as election judge. Prior to the election, op- posing groups petitioned for elect- ion overseers and Charles Frey- schlag, special county judge, ap- pointed R. W. Veal and William Bellinger for the wet forces and Charlie Garrett and Rayneal for the drys. Baze velopers Cisco School Bonds, Tax Approved CISCO (RNS) Cisco Inde pendent School District voters Saturday approved issuance ol in tax bonds. With a total of votes cast 675 voters approved the measure and 508 were opposed to it. Local citizens also endorsed a maintenance tax for the system's buildings, 636 to 534. Members of the Cisco Board oi Education will meet at a regular- ly scheduled meeting Tuesday al p.m. in the Chamber of Com- merce building to canvass bal- lots. With the endorsement from the voters, the district will be able to Finance a new high school build- ing for grades 7-12 and to com- plete modernization of the pres- ent East Ward and junior high Buildings for use by the elemen- tary grades. Officials said that the proposed new building would be erected on a 30-acre campus in the south' western part of the city. Election here was ordered after nspeotions of the present high school building by six architects caused the structure to be demncd as unsafe. The present building is 40 years old. Prior to the Saturday's election, the bond indebtedness of the sys- tem was NEWS INDEX SICTION A ObtaMriM t Oil MWI.............. 12 Cnurcli SICTION Te Yew HeeM 4 SICTION C WMMK'I MWS 1-14 TV 11 VOTlRMt SICTION D IrMff MfterMt WEATHER (Weather Map. Tut 4-A> ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radiui 40 eloisdlnett Sunday with chance for scattered thunder- showers Sunday afternoon and evening, turning cooler Sunday night and Mon- day. High Sunday around K. low Sunday nieht 60, high Monday In the low 70s. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Increasing cloudiness and warm Sunday. Cloudy and lurning cooler Sunday night and Monday. Widely scattered Uiundcrshowers ending Sunday night. High Sunday 88 north to MJ south portion. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy through Monday. WiaeVy scattered thundershowers Sunday afternoon an-i evening. Turning cooler west and north Sunday. Cooler Sunday night and iy. High Sunday 78 northwest to 90 TEMPERATURES 69 90 69 91 69............ Si 70 93 69 93 71 .......____ 86 72 81 75 78 82 nigh' and low for S4-lionrs" eidtag 9 p.m.: 94 and 67. High and low same date last year: "sunset 'last night: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 Humidity at 9 p.m.: 77 per cent. Preston Was Involved In Heated Talk It was Robert Preston and not J. R. Turner who got into a heated argument at Friday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Preston, an oilman who lives at 417 S. Jefferson Dr., was present at the meeting to oppose a pro- posal by Realtor W. R. Kendrick to rezone 12 lots along S. Pioneer Dr. between Don Juan and S. 7th Sts. Turner, of 633 S. Jefferson Dr., also was present, but he did not get involved in the debate. Kendrick was representing de- elopers who hoped to build a apartment building and wanted the area rezoned multiple- family residential. A 4-4 tie vote, with one abstention, defeated the proposal. Kondrick told commissioners that Preston had said he wasn't interested in opposing anything. Preston, a recent unsuccessful candidate for the City Com- mission, jumped to his feet and pointed a finger at Kendrick, "Now let's don't be telling lies in public." When Kendrick declared he had not lied, Preston said, "Well I'm calling you a liar in public." Commission Chairman Har- vey Baker gaveled the dispute to an end. The Reporter News apolo- gizes for the error and for any embarrassment the error may have caused any of the parties. Killed In Crash SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) -Mr. and Mrs. 0. D. Busby of Odessa, Tex., died Friday as a station wagon taking them to Canada and a truck collided 7 miles of here. 2 Men Drown At Fort Worth By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Turbulent weather struck Texas Saturday following cloudbursts that sent water into or to the door- steps of more than 200 homes In Fort Worth and vicinity The flash flooding at Fort Worth eased, but a squall sent coast guardsmen to rescue six southeast of Fort Worth. Two men drowned near Fort Worth. Tornado-like winds hit Cleburne south of Fort Worth, causing some damage and injuring one tems nan. Some persons who fled ahead f the Fort Worth floods began returning to their homes Satur- day. Some never left, simply stack- ing their furniture and staying despite high water. Those who fled scattered and the number :ould not be determined. About 130 homes were affected it the often-f 1 o o d e d Richland Sills than ever be- 'ore although the Corps of Engi- neers said the rain was not exceptionally heavy. However, it fell very fast on top of land waterlogged from earlier rains. Heaviest downpour in the watershed was 6.5 inches The other flooded homes were on Flood Bend on the west fork of the Trinity river, which runs through Fort Worth and Dallas. Authorities estimated 75 homes Snyder Polio Immunization Due Today SNYDER (RNS) Residents of Scurry County will get their first taste of the mint-flavored Sabin xilio vaccine at one of four loca- Jons in Snyder Sunday. The immunizations, under the sponsorship of the Snyder Jay- cees, will be given at Travis and Lamar Junior High Schools, at Northeast Elementary School and at Lincoln School, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. for all residents of Scurry County. Approximately 40 medical per- sonnel from Cogdell Memorial hospital and 120 volunteers will administer the vaccine and han- dle the registration. The Snyder Jaycees have sent registration ilanks to all schools in the area o help speed up the immuniza- ions. Twenty thousand vaccinations will be available Sunday, and the Jaycees are asking a donation of 25 cents to cover the cost of the east vaccine, but there will be no, charge to those unable to pay. lings within two weeks. Saturday's there were flooded, with about 140 families evacuated, leaving because of the threat of high water. Richland Hills is on Creek in the Trinity The mayor of Bichland Paul Daniels, and Fred Smith the Tarrant County Health partment, declared the suburb disaster They said the flooding was worst since 1957 and called typhoid inoculations for the residents. The flood water into the sewage and water WINNER Jacque- The fire department helped Mayer of Ohio was crowned tribute safe drinking water. America Saturday night. typhoid inoculations began at weighs 115 pounds and mea- 36-22-36. Other finalists The Weather Bureau at in the following order: issued a special bulletin Wisconsin, Joan Mary flash flooding may occur on Miss Texas, Penny Lee quilla creek and sharp rises Miss South Carolina, expected on the Navasota Keith Ellis; and Miss A third gate was opened Patricia Lei Anderson. See WEATHER, Pg. 10-A, Col. Wirephoto) SENATE Estes Might Be By G. MILTON left this up in tha WASHINGTON possibility arose Saturday senators failed Friday to Billie Sol Estes' appearance the quizzing of N. Battle fore Senate investigators will a talkative Agriculture De- postponed indefinitely at the employe who accused quest of Texas officials of having given The Pecos promoter has beenlEstes favored scheduled to testify of Agriculture Orville before the Senate Freeman and other top offi- subcommittee which is trying of the department have determine whether he enjoyed that Estes got no favors. proper favors in his that the government won't farm-aid dealings with the a dime from its dealings partment of Agriculture. But the boomand-bust him. The department has called il- financier is slated also to go Estes' manipulations of trial in Texas on Sept. 24 on cotton-planting allotments lot dictments charging he of acres. millions of dollars by liquid-fertilizer storage tanks that didn't exist. Sen. John L. McClellan, Of the subcommittee chairman, R. D. McGowen, the Texas district attorney who will try the case, has joined Texas Atty. Gen. Will Wilson in asking that Baugh Washington appearance be deferred until after the trial. Estes' lawyers had earlier that it would be unfair their client to have him placed (HNS) Fun- the national publicity spotlight of a congressional hearing on the eve of his for Mrs. Lucy Lucinda Ray Baugh, 70, mother of Sammy McClellan said that the football star and former mittee will meet Monday at Hardin Simmons Uni- to decide whether to honor will be Sunday at 4 p.m. request for deferment. It is likely that the request will be Patterson Chapel of Memories. The Senate investigators James M. Robinson, pastor been aiming at winding up the First Baptist Church, will politically flavored Estes assisted by Dr. Marshall Both Connolly, Brooks Call Pre-Convention Caucuses BY KATHARYN DUFF Assistant Editor New fuel has been added to the dined, already hot race for the 24th Sen- if atorial District's position on the Democratic Executive Com- for mittee. Two candidates for the post, one announced and one rumored, have issued rival calls for caucus- the es of the district's delegates to he El Paso state party conven- would ion which opens Sept. 18. J. Ed Connally, chairman of over, he Taylor County delegation, has sent out letters announcing the be listrict caucus will be It 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the Meztan- the ine Ballroom at El Paso's Paso Del Norte Hotel. Maurice Brooks of Abilene, the district's SDBC member, Announc- ed the caucus for 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Garden Room of Uw Paso Del Norte. Connilly, state Demo chilrmin until the convention names i new chilrmw M El Pne, to rumorad he be 'or for a candidate for the district SDEC post Brooks now holds. He de- however, this week to he is or is not a candidate. Brooks is an avowed cam the district party position now holds, filling out the unexpir- ed term of French Robertson. Which will be "the" caucus district's delegates? Neither, Brooks said Saturday, be binding. 'We can caucus to talk to ht explained. 'But the only caucus which will official will be the caucus on the floor of the convention convention." Brooks expressed great over the announcement by Connal Iy of a caucus. "It is the district committee- min'i function to call Brooks said. (As com- mWeemin Brooks will preside it the MUCUS until r temporary dMlrmm to named.) "tt should be cilM convenient time and I believe 4 o'clock in the afternoon would more convenient. In the event that a number of our delegates ididate have not arrived, the caucus will moved to the next morning." In addition to Brooks and Con- nally, a third possible candidate the District 24 SDEC meeting is Frank Hardesty of Big Spring. He has not classed himself as an active candidate, but has said he things wui serve if elected. Ocie Hunt of Swcetwater, who is pushing Hardesty's candidacy, said Saturday he did not believe during the chairman of the Taylor Coun- ty delegation, nor the state SDEC ,an. can coll the district surprise cnairm caucus. "The district committceman (Brooks, in this case) nils the district distrjc, Hunt said. "Why, the Taylor County chair- man (Connally) con no more call meeting of the 24th District IN CONNALLY, ft. t-A, Cri. I Rhew, pastor of the First .Metho- dist Church. Burial will be in Sweetwater Cemetery. Pallbearers wil! be Glenn Webb, Jack Smith of Roby, Buck Wet- sel, Edwin Aiken, George Brad- ford, Merlin Tolcr and John Ste- her. Mrs. Baugh died at a.m. Saturday at the Pecan Grove Nur- sing Home after an illness of months. She had lived in Sweetwater since 1931 and was born in Falls County, Tex., Feb 2, 1892. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Kendrick of Sweetwater; two sons, Sammy Baugh of Rotan and Bob Baugh of Swectwater; a brother R. H. Ray of Tcmplo; two sisters, Mrs. W. D. Williamson of League City and Mrs. Ella Ray Martin of San Bernardino, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her son, Sammy Baugh, a grid- iron star from Texas Christian University is now freshman coach at Oklahoma State University in Stillwatcr, Okla. Baugh was formerly coach of the New York Titans of the Amer- ican Football League, and a lUr for many years with .the Wkahlaf ton Redskins of the National Foot- tell League. He now owns i ranch tt Mm.   

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