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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1962, Abilene, Texas OT "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXA ron 82ND YEAR, NO. 87 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1962-TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prett (IP) PAGE ONE After all the years of coming Into being, suddenly these last few days there is a Lake Hub- bard. The dam isn't to its full height. But behind it a lake was form- ed by last week's downpours. Sunday there was a steady ttream of traffic from Breck- enridge north some eight miles to the dam. "By the Hubbard visi- tors told each other, "there's a lake." "We ve been building a Breckenridge Correspondent Jo Roberts explains, "so long and so hard we had sorta forgotten there was to be a lake. "And now, there it is. Lake Hubbard." Completed, parts of the lake will be within three miles of the Stephens County town. Harry Little, who is doing the stage lighting for the West Tex- as Fair, does like work at all sorts of civic shows and cele- brations all over this part of the country. Emile Robin, whose National Decorators firm has put up the flags and bunt- ing for the Fair, also works the show circuit. Little and John Womble, Abi- lene businessman once in the Chamber of Commerce busi- ness, were talking this week about the Tyler Centennial some years ago in which they all be- came involved. There was a pageant and the script for it called for Indian Chief So-and-So to come riding across the outdoor stage on a white horse. Providing an "Indian chief" was no trick, as long as the grease paint held out. Providing a white horse prov- ed not so simple. Nary a white horse could be borrowed so, Wombe says, Robin volunteered to "make" one. He took a bucket of white- wash and a brush and went to work on a black horse. So the pageant was unreel- ed. The announcer shouted, "And here comes Chief So-and-So on his white horse." But Chief So-and-So had got mixed up. He came galloping out from the wrong side of the stage. Only one side of the horse had been whitewashed. Warren Wells. 22-year-old Jer- sey breeder from Arlington, brought a string of show cattle to the current Fair. He brought along-, also, a Jersey owned by Jimmy Wasson. Arlington High School FFA student who, be- cause of his school schedule, couldn't make the Abilene trip. The Jersey judging won't be until Friday and Wells won't know until then what winnings he may take home for himself Wasson. But he already has one "addi- tion" to take back to the high schooler. Wasson's Jersey, Commando Gay Aim Sparkle, decided Sun- day afternoon to produce a calf. The baby Jersey will doubt- less receive an impressive for- ma] name but for the moment she is nicknamed, "Fair-y." She was one of three newcom- ers to swell the Jersey popula- tion at the Fair even before the show's doors opened. Jerseys owned by I. B. Duck Jr. of Abilene and by Evans Reese of Waco produced likewise. READS SUBPOENA Texas Ranger Charles Moore, left, reads a subpoena to J. C. Walker of Tyler, right, just before Walker was called to testify at hearings into slant oil well drilling in Dallas Monday. Walker invoked constitutional privilege against testifying eight times. (AP Wirephoto) Oil Well Probers Get No Answers Jet Tanker Carrying 44 Persons Crashes By FINIS MOTHERSHEAD DALLAS 'AP) Probing law- makers asked and got no answers Monday to questions about what iccame of a two-year batch of oil well records filed with the state. Inquiries disclosing the disap- pearance of the records shared he spotlight with a parade of 20 witnesses refusing to testify at a hearing on illegally slanted wells. In all, those declining to testify claimed constitutional immunity a ;rand total of 257 times. They said inswers to a wide variety of ques- .ons might tend to incriminate hem. David Witts, counsel for the Texas House Investigating Com- mittee, and State Atty. Gen. WK" Wilson took turns asking about drilling and production reports ,vhich they said had disappeared 'rorn Kilgore district office of the Texas Railroad Commission. They said at least some of these records concerned oil wells subse- quently found to be angled far to one side in order to take crude ill from property of oMicr own crs. Those refusing to answer ques- tions, in order of appearance, were J. S. McCubbin of Glade- water, who invoked constitutional immunity 44 times: J. L. Patton of Tyler, 14; J. K. Maxwell of Kilgore, 6; W. T. Maxwell of Kil- gore. 10; H. C. Jones of Kilgore 17; Max Clark of Gladewatcr, 8; Elaine Dunbar of Longview, 6: E M. Fisk of Kilgore, 17; Daryl Gaumer of Kilgore, 13; John railroad commission, which poll ces the oil industry. McCubbin nd Patton refused to say if they could shed any light on the dis- appearance of official drilling rec- ords. At one point Witts asked J. C, Stroud whether (1) St'roud ever handed to I. D. Murphy and Nelson Decker, who were fired May 14, by the Railroad See HEARING, Pg. 6-A, Col. 1 NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries 2 Sports 8, 9 Oil newi 11 SECTION B Amusement! 2 Women's news........ 3 Editorials 4 Comics S TV Scout 9 Raido-TV lags ____...... 9 Farm news, markets 10 All Aboard Jet Believed To Be Dead SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) A Strategic Air Command KC135 jet anker with 44 persons aboard crashed 20 miles northeast of here on Mt. Kit Carson Monday. An Air Force spokesman said ap- parently there were no survivors. A newsman said, "The wreck- age was scattered all over the ide of a wooded ravine and it was burned to a crisp. There wasn't a piece left that you ouldn't put in your pocket. It was terrible." The plane was reported miss- ing on a flight from Ellsworth Mr Force Base, S. D., to Fair- child AFB near here. The Air rorce said 40 military personnel and 4 crewmen were aboard, all members of-the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth. First reports of the wreckage came from two volunteer search- ers. Mrs. Clyde Rainwater said :he pair, Bert Smith and Robert G. Hammer, had spotted the wreckage about nine miles from icr ranch. She said the men had told of inding three bodies in a ravine 500 yards deep. The Fairchild spokesman said, 'It is hardly conceivable that there could be any survivors." Cause of the crash was not im- mediately determined. The KC135 was carrying Ells- worth personnel to Fairchild while runway repairs were being made at the South Dakota base. The Boeing-built four-jet tanker carries only four crew members HUGE CROWD FOR MIDWAY SHOW West Texas Fair draws top crowd Fair Sets New Mark By LANE TALBURT Reporter-News Staff Writer Abilene's star-studded West Tex- Relatcd story, picture, Pg. 6-A 30 seconds, in a free fall for a.the Texas Game and Fish Com- during routine refueling runs but as fairi featuring the spell-bind- is sometimes pressed into service jjng talents of sandy-haired singer the spokesmanijimmy Dean, Monday night at- as a transport, said. The jet encountered unfavorable flying weather at the Washington-Idaho line, the Fair- child spokesman said, near the end of the two-hour trip from Ellsworth. ON ACCREDITATION Jim Ned School Warning Reporter-News Austin Bureau AUSTIN The State Board of Education Monday warned the Jim Ned School District in Taylor George of Longview, 17; CharlesjCounty, along with Buena Vista W. Lutes of Longview, 18; J. G. Walker Jr. of Tyler, 8; W. R. Henderson of Longview, 11; J. C. Stroud of Joinerville, 24; W. V. Stroud of Joinerville, 8; H. J. Bis- scll of Longview, 14: W. A. Hewell q[ Longview. 3; R. Leon Gibson of Kilgore, 5; E. A. Major of New London, 9, and Oliver M. Garvin of Tyler 5. McCubbin, Patton and W. T. Maxwell would not reply when district in Pecos County that they might lose accreditation if they do not cure the shortcomings found by a survey team from the Texas Education Agency last fall. Four other districts, Norton in Runnels County, Barnhart in Irion County, Eden in Concho County and Harper in Gillespie County, were taken off the warned list. Arnctt Weeks Jr., supcrinten- asked if they had knowledge of dent of the Jim Ned School said bribes paid 'to employes of the Monday night that up to now no MILLION PROVIDED Public Works Bill Passed By Senate, Sent to JFK By GARDNER L. BRIDGE WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate passed and sent to Presi- dent Kennedy Monday an antire- cession bill authorizing him to apcnd million on quick-action public works projects. The Senate not only accepted the House version unchanged but also overlooked a minor clerical error rather than risk losing the bill in the preadjournmcnt rush. Although it is considerably dif- ferent from Kennedy's original proposal and from the Senate ver- passed earlier this year, con- gressional leaders said the hill tent to the White House it ac- ceptable to the administration. The bill would auvhorMo WOO Billion to provide In econom- cally distressed areas during the next year. The emphasis would ie on the projects that could be started quickly. Eligible projects would include airports, highways, hospitals', wa- ter pollution control and commu- How Ttxons Voted WASHINGTON (AP) Sen, Ralph Yarborough, D-Tcx., voted with the majority Monday as the Senate adopted by a roll call vote 45-22 House changes and sent President Kennedy bill author- izing WOO million of public works to create jobs In econo- mically distressed areas. Sen. nity facilities. School construction would not be eligible. The money could be spent in areas eligible for aid under the 1961 Depressed Areas Act and in communities having 6 per cent or more unemployment in 9 of the past 12 months. The federal government wouk pay 50 per cent of the cost o the projects in most cases and 75 per cent in the case of commu nitics which could not afford to pay half. Kennedy had asked for WO million to be used Immediately plus billion in standby author! ty for use II needed. The Senate passed a bill authorizing mil against adoption. oncrete plans had been made to orrect the problem, but that a tudy of three plans recommend- ed by the survey team was being nade. The complaint of the survey cam was in regard to the school uilding and the library facilities, n Tuscola, Weeks said. "They didn't condemn the build- ng from a physical standpoint, ut from an educational stand- he said. "They found the urriculum and other facilities in ood shape." Weeks said the survey team rec- mmended three plans including doing away with the present uildings and constructing one cen rally located plant, (gradts 1 hrough 6 attend school in Lawn and grades 7 through 12 attend he Tuscola (2) to con truct two elementary schools, one at Lawn and the other in Tuscola and build a centrally located jun or and senior high school, and (3 o rebuild the high school build ng at Tuscola and continue to use the grade school in Lawn. "The school board has talked ti some architects and bondsmen jut no agreement has been reach od." Weeks said. Weeks said that although it wa not on the agenda, some action }y the board of education migh be taken at its Tuesday nigh meeting, because of the actio taken by the State Board of Edu cation Monday. H. B. Porter, superintendent o the Norton School could not be contacted Monday night for com nicnt on the restoration of hi school to full accreditation. The State Board of Educatio took the actions on recommen dalions of the Stale Commission of School Accreditation, a group of John r, H- Tex., voted lion lor the current year and I7SO million In standby authority. traded what exposition officials described as "the largest open- ing night crowd we've ever seen." More than 25.000 persons pack- ed the fringes of the outdoor mid- ay stage to witness two per- ormances of the free extrava- anzas, which also included such rawing cards as the Harmonicats nd Mark Wilson's "Magic Land f AllaKazam." Show emcee John Womble, vice resident of the fair association, aid Dean drew even bigger than rock-n-roll singer Bob- y Darin in 1959 or Brenda Lee i I960. An estimated persons assed through the gates during he first 13 hours of the fair, ome more than the previous ecord opening crowd of 1960. Total aid attendance Monday was 79 as compared to the previous paid record of persons. The country-talking Dean was a ne-night attraction lor the 1 fair, but Jerry Murad's Har- monicats and the Magic Land of MlaKazam will be seen again Tuesday at 7 and p.m. at the ree midway shows. The harmoni- a artists bow out Tuesday night, o be replaced Wednesday and 'hursday by popular vocalist Pat- y Cline. The magical show will a nightly feature through Sat- urday night. Another entertainment feature k he nightly performance of "The rlying an aerial quar- et which swings high above the Bill Hames Shows midway begin- ning at p.m. Military-minded West Texans gave particular attention to spe cial exhibits to be seen at strate- school men which reviewed the turvey learnt. round spread, including a replica of Maj. Allen Glenn's Mercury space capsule, models of the Army's Nike Zeus and Nike Her- cules missiles on the midway, the Chemical Corps exhibit. Another Army "special" is the sky-diving team from Fort Hood, vho will take leaps Tom an airplane at p.m. and p.m. each day through Saturday. Team members, who pass ba- :ons while zooming earthward for lo id i fail mile are Sgt. Gene Ritchie, Sp. 4.C. Kenneth DeMoss, Pfc. Eldonj Streieh, Sp. 5 Charles Long. Sp. 4 Ronald Henry and Sp. 4 Charles Fronce. The group made its first two falls Monday from an altitude of feet, not opening their para- Streich, Sp. 5 Charles Long, Sp. 4 chutes until they reached the level. The dare-devil sol- diers landed in an open field be- tween the fairgrounds and the Abi- lene Municipal Airport. Fascinating children perhaps more than any other exhibit was Fair All-Day Features Throughout Fair Week Mercury Capsule Exhibit, Exhibit Building Nike Zeus and Nike Hercules Missiles, Midway Texas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Exhibit, Display Building Army CBR Exhibit, Exhibit Building "The Efficient Department of Agriculture Exhibit, Poul- try and Rabbit Building "The Egg Department of Agriculture Exhibit, Poul- try and Rabbit Building Aerospace Medical Display, Display Building Wcstinghouse Atomic Display, Display Building TUESDAY Operators Contest Elimination Contest 9.00 a Sheep Classes (Wool Breeds) Sheep Classes (Wool Breeds) Special free day for the followiag schools, with admission by special ticket from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.: Coleman, Santa Anna, Talpa, Mozelle, Novice, Ballinger, Burkett, Norton, Miles, Olfen, Rowena, Robert Lee, Bronte, Sweetwater, Roscoe, Winters, No- lan Blackwcll, Stamford, Lucders, Highland, Hawley, Hamlm. Wingate, Avoca, Anson, Noodle-Horn, Rotan, Roby, McCauley, Hobbs, Moran, Albany. Woodson, Throckmorton, Sidney, Gus- line DeLeon, Comanche, Scranton, Desdemona, Rising Star, Ranger OWen Gorman, Eastiand, Cisco, Carbon. Brownwoofl, Bangs, Brookesmith, Zephyr, May, Blanket, Early, Baird, Clyde, Cross Plains, Eula, Putnam. ________________ mission's wildlife display, a zoo making an appear- nee after a year's absense. "The Efficient Cow" and "The ;gg two new exhibits f the Department of Agriculture, ave been erected in the poultry ,nd rabbit building. Of scientific interest are the ae- ospace medical display and the Vestinghouse atomic display in he display building. Monday's opening day attend- mce was swelled considerably by he Abilene and Taylor County school children who were admitted free to the fairgrounds. Fair Assn. President J. A. Con- an officially opened the six-day ixposition at 10 a.m. Monday and iptimistically predicted a large :rowd for the day's activities. Other fair officials joined Con- an at Dean's record-breaking first performance in rejoicing at the size of the audience which sat on rows of improvised bleachers and stood 20 and 30 persons deep to See FAIR, Pg. 6-A, Col. 8 WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE IVEATI1EK BUREAU (Weather Map. page 3-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY of -10 miles) Partly cloudy and wanner Tuesday and Wednesday, with a few scattered showers Tuesday night Tuesday near 85. Low Tuesday night 65- 70. High Wednesday 85-90. TEMPERATURES Man. a.m. Mon. p.m. 57 68 57 72 86 75 57 76 57 H 77 56 58 5D Ill 64 65 1000 76 High! and low for 24-hours endiaf P'High date last "sunset last night: sunrise sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 3 p.m.: Humidity at 9 p.m. 89 per cent. Reserve Callup Power Authorized By JERRY T. BAULCII WASHINGTON Speed- ily and unanimously, the Senate! taken up on the Senate floor no later than Thursday. McNamara said he sincerely uy ana unanimouMj, mi: oc-n.m.- Armed Services Committee ap- hopes that Kennedy not need proved Monday President Kenne- dy's request for standby authority to summon reservists to duty K needed to counter any Communist threat. The vote came after a hall-day closed session In which the scna- to use the authority. But, he said, the United States must be capa- ble of responding promptly and decisively if the international sit- sition among the bipartisan mem- bership. After Kennedy had made his re- quest last week in the face o( new rumblings in Berlin and growing concern about steppcd-up Soviet aid to Communist Cuba, leaders of both parties in Congress pledged uation suddenly grows worse wholehearted supported. while Congress is not in session. Backing McNamara before the Sec7etaT ol Befense committee at the hurriedly called Robert S. McNamara explain the reqJert which Kennedy had made nitier, chairman of Ihe Joint only last Friday. Committee Chiefs of Stall. Russell naid no roll call vote Chairman Richffd B. Ruisell. D- Mid the resolution will bt wtt taken but there wat M ojjfo- The resolution is expected to get quick action in both the Sen- ate and House. The House Armed had only six months of active duly and who receive pay for their Re- serve drills: It would enable the Defense Department to take in- dividual members of lower priori- ty even though the whole unit not called up, Russell said. The authority would cover period between adjournment of Congress and next JS, sev eral weeks after it will have commee at e tateuP T pes w- session was J. .n, 5-U Mff the bill Thursday. The Senate committee wrote in and National ine vjeiimc wiiuiwm _ A language that would give priority men who nIM in to men who have year ajo tor Vm IWUi
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