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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               Ibfltne "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES'WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLYpASJT i i i A A A A A M "itsr "W" "Kar 1 TV' 82NDYEAR. NO. 90 ABILENE. TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 14. FWO SECTIONS Associated Preit (If) Abilene Jaycees are helping park can at the Wot Texas Fair this Some 25 to 30 of them work nightly (for a total for the week for the club treas- ury of some 1600) with police and Fair employes getting the autos in and placed and out. Practice, which they've had (our nights of, and sunshine, which dried mudholes, have helped the Jaycees become traf- fic-handlers. The first night of the Fair happened to bring out the Fair's biggest first-night crowd in his- tory. And there was a little mud about. Jaycee Prexy Jim Boykin cays it took them until nearly 1 a.m. to finish un-parking some cars. They had to get them un- stuck from sticky parking slots. Some Jaycees had to learn traffic-handling on the job, by handling traffic. Gene Coker, chairman of the project with Ira Allen as co-chairman, says some of the fellows are more adept at it than others. (Coker is the one to whom a resident of the area, the care- taker at the stadium, directed a pitiful plea, "Don't mind you parking cars all around here, but could you please leave me a little hole to squeeze out One non-veteran Jaycee got a lesson one night in military mat- ters. He mis-directed a master ser- geant. Got him driving around in a circle of cars driving around in a circle. "Know now what they mean when they talk about being dressed down by the sergeant." But one particular Jaycee, name unknown, is the acknowl- edged champion of the traffic-di- rectors. He's the one who was un- tangling one huge opening-night jam. He to signaled, or the mo- torist so understood his signal- ing, that this car loaded with departing Fair visitors ended up, awayjBvfr there on the run- way 'Siunlcipal Airport. Away the auto sped, free at last of the jam, racing down the runway the red lights started flashing.. .sirens wailed ...and galloping after the car was this Jaycee yelling, "Wait Stop-..Please... high-powered trading takes place of a late night among the various worthy or- ganizations operating the vari- ous eating establishments at the Fair. Say, the Hamby HD Club is loaded on bread and short on chopped onions, the Pythian Sisters heavy on mustard, light on pickles. Kenneth Long, who has been hi charge of the Elmwood Meth- odist booth, is a top-notch trader, fellow Elmwood Meth- odists say. One night the booth sold hamburgers and, because Long had looked ahead, still had meat patties. But only three corndogs. Off Long went with meat patties. Back he came-with corndogs. Mrs. Emma Floyd, 610 S. 6th St., is among the most dur- able of the durable Fair or, Jimmy Dean fans. Monday was her day for Mon- day was Jimmy Dean Day. She and her daughter, Mrs. Mary Miller, went to the fair at mid- morning and didn't get home until 9 p.m. Even if a battered hip, as Mrs. Floyd suffered a couple of years ago, requires a crutch for hours of walking, even if you've accumulated a goodly number of years, you might as well make a day of it at the Fair. Mrs. Floyd did a 12-hour day. And toward the end of it she got to see Jimmy Dean, from a distance, and hear him over the PA system. "I think he is wonderful... I wanted so very much to shake his she sighed, "but there were too many people... I couldn't get close to him." Mrs. Floyd will be on Sept. 19. Fair officials got a lesson Tuesday in juvenile honesty when five'boys whose names none knows turned in at the of- fice a money-crammed wallet they had found. Wednesday they lot another when young man walked up to a gate and Informed the tick- etman that the night before, he had discovered, he got a Mil in error tor a dollar change. "I broufht your money he saM. Pleased Fair official! KOI Mine. JMk Haiw, I Kennedy Says U.S. To Face Any Threat WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy warned the he Soviet Thursday night that the United States "will lo whatever must be done" to >rotect the Western Hemisphere igainst aggression or even the threat of it. But Kennedy repeated that the luildup of Soviet military and' echnical personnel in Cuba is not yet "a serious threat to any other >art of this hemisphere." He cau- ioned against loose, rash talk. He counseled the American people to 'keep both their nerve and their; over." lead" in this nuclear age as they Cuba lave in the past. But he promised: "We shall in- crease our surveillance of the READY ON THE FIRING LINE Six-year-old Jerry Hawkins, a first grader at Austin Elementary School, scans the sky with his midway-purchased telescope at the West Texas Fair. The Army's Nike Hercules is in the background. Jerry is the son of Mr, and Mrs. W. E. Schuchard of 2502 Hollis. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) Full Fun Program At Fair Tonight The West Texas Fair introduces a rare brand of comedy to the free midway stage show Friday night in a riotous threesome known as the Wiere Brothers. Humor will be combined with mysticism, for the second half of the show will feature Mark Wilson's "Magic Land of AUaKa- zam." Fort Hood's Army sky diving team will stage a special jump from a mile-high altitude with flares at p.m. between the 7 and p.m. midway shows. Western and popular vocalist Patsy Cline completed a two- night engagement at the "Fun- time '62" fair Thursday night as a total of persons paid to see the exposition. Thursday's iigure brought the four-day paid admission total to or more than the same period at 1961's fair. The Wierc Brothers Herbert, Harry and Sylvester have tra- veled the world over doing their comedy act and have performed in Las Vegas, London, Paris and South American night clubs. Joining the Wiere Brothers for Saturday night's shows will be sallad-singer Bobby Vinton, whose waxing of "Roses Are Red" re- cently was the No. 1 tune through- out the nation. Judging will be held Friday in the rabbit classes at 8 a.m., for the junior and senior Jersey dairy cattle at 9 a.m. and in the caSe and bread contest at 2 p.m. Other all-week exhibits at the fair include the Army's Nike Her- cules and Nike Zeus missiles, the Army Chemical Corps display, two exhibits of the Department of Agriculture, a replica of the Mer- cury space capsule and a Westing- house atomic display. plane at feet, second delay flares WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather man. ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 .Tides) Mrstley sunny and continued hot Friday and Saturday. High both Fri- day and Saturday near 95. Low Friday 70-75. NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS Fair and warm Friday and Saturday. High Friday in the 90s. NORTHWEST TEXAS Clear to cloudy Friday and Saturday. Isolated thundershovvers southeast. High Friday in the 90s. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear tc cloudy and warm Friday and Saturday with isolated daytime showers near the coast. Friday 91-101. TEMPERATURES Thurs. a.m. Thurs. p.m 77 89 76 91 75 93 75 93 74 94 72 91 72 85 77 83 SO 82 83 85 88 High and low for 24-hours ending 9 p.m.: 94 and 71. High and low same date last year: Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunse! tonlcht: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28 16. Humidity at 9 p.m. 60 per cent. ON ORAL VACCINE Medical Group Probes Report Dr. Richard Johns, president of the Taylor-Jones County Medical Society, said late Thursday night his organization   and have no opinion whether It Is Inn or not. We will havt statement M I soon as we are able to complete our investigation." The Abilene doctor continued, "It should be noted that similar reports have been published pre- viously in this country and they have all been refuted by the sur geon general. "We sincerely hope that we will' be able to carry out our planned immunization on Sept. It Local officials of the Taylor Jones County Medical Society wen attempting to contact offi- cials ol the Uderlc Laboratories in Pearl River, N. Y., In connec- tion with the report. The New York firm developed the new vaccine and has conduct- ed the program in some 20 coun- tries, covering many millions of fee POUO, Pg. M, CM. 1 Cuba Top At Press Meet whole Caribbean area. We shall neither initiate nor permit ag- gression in this hemisphere." Kennedy assured the American people that "it is Mr. (Fidel) Cas- tro and his supporters who are in with the Cuban economy crumbled, the revolution be- trayed. So, he said, it isn't sur- prising that Castro should try frantically to bolster his regime by arousing the Cuban people with charges an American (invasion is imminent and by committing him self still further to "a Soviet take- Sky Divers Use Flares Tonight In 'Spectacular' Army sky divers from Fort Hood will stage a nighttime specta- cular at the West Texas Fair Fri- lay night, making 20-second free alls in pitch dark with flares marking their descent. The flare jump is set for i.m. Friday, announced Sgt. Gene- Utchie, who serves as instructor or the six-man free fall team. Three divers will leap out of a igniting 20- attached to their boots. Their fall will last 20 seconds, at which time their para- chutes will open at an altitude of feet. When the chutes open, the trio of divers will fire compact para- chute flares which will light up the area below them. "This is sort of a signal to let us know they're okay when they ire the parachute Sgt. Ritchie explained. In addition to the nighttime ump, which most team mem-[ )ers have performed 25 to 30 times i was the prime topic at Kennedy's dinnertime session with 6 p.m. and his countrymen on prime radio and television time. What they saw and heard was a solemn-faced chief executive who used calm, soft talk about the Cuban balanced this with stern, tough talk about what could happen if either Cuba or the Soviet Union goes too far in menacing the security of this country or any nation in the hemisphere. The President displayed no alarm whatever over a statement the Soviet government aimed at this country Tuesday a state- ment that said an attack on Cuba "will be the beginning of the un- leashing of war." On other major topics Kennedy had this to say: Of racial violence in the South: The burning of Negro churches, shooting of two young Negroes trying to get voters reg- istered in Mississippi, "I consider istered in Mississippi, "1 consider both cowardly and outrageous.' The FBI is on the job and as soon as "we are able to find out who did it, we will arrest them and we will bring them before a jury.' intentions to resufhe nucle- ar tests in the atmosphere in the Pacific: These are necessary be- cause of 1. earlier failures of a missile's communications system a 0" each, the Army sky divers wmpad at Johnston Island and 2 cer- tage free fall exhibitions at and p.m. Friday and at and Saturday, the final day of the fair. The team made two successful lives Thursday, jumping from 500 feet at the p.m. perfor- lance. Team members are Sgt. Ritchie, Sp. 4 Kenneth DeMoss, Pfc. El- don Streich, Sp. 5 Charles Long. p. 4 Ronald Henry and Sp. 4 Charles Fronce. and companies in the aerospace field: Kennedy hopes the firms will accept recommendations of a presidential board for a union shop and an economic package he said is not excessive or particular- ly generous to the unions. The companies have balked at the un- ion shop, although the President said most major industries ac- cepted this years ago. Saturday Funeral For Bowen STAMFORD (RNS) Bowen 'ope, 84, former Hamlin newspa- per publisher, a state legislator n the 1920s and founder of the Hamlin Memorial Hospital, died at p.m. Thursday at Hen- trick Memorial Hospital in Abi- ene, where he had been a pa- ient for a week. Born Sept. S, 1878, in Smith County, Tenn., Mr. Pope moved with his family to Hunt County at the age of 12. He married Les- sie Sigler on Sept. 4, 1908, at Tulia, where he was high school principal and she was a teacher. In 1909 Mr. Pope became prin- cipal of the Canyon schools. When West Texas Teachers College was established there the next year he worked in the summer as a carpenter, helping to erect the first building on the campus. He then enrolled as a student in the college and finished in 1911 as a member of the first graduating class. Following graduation, Mr. Pope became superintendent of schools at Pampa and later held the fame position in the Chillicothc fchooli for two yean. At Chilli- cothe he became interested in the newspaper profession and de- cided to leave the teaching field. When the Popes moved to Ham- In in he became publisher and owner of the Hamlin Herald. He was elected to the stole legis- ature In 1IM and terved three two year ttiflth BOWEN POPE ex-publisher dies In November of 1945 he retiree from the publishing business and began to draw up plans and a charter to initiate a hospital or- ganization among Hamlin resi- an idea which he had pro- moted through newspaper. Three yean later his efforts were rewarded when he saw the completion of the campaign In the opening of Hamlin Memorial Hospital Feb. IS, 1MB a living memorial to the men and women let BOWEN, Ff. M. CM. I PROBERS AND SALT Three members of the House interim committee study- ing water pollution see salt firsthand in the "Rowena a barren ISO- acre (fact of once fertile land now saltwater-logged. At left, "unplugging" a salt hole, is Rep. Rufus Kilpatrick of Beaumont, chairman of the panel. Center is the committee vice chairman, Rep. Jim Nugent of Kerrville. Rep. J. E. Ward of Glen Rose, committee chairman, is right, standing. The committee, now preparing anti- pollution legislation, will hold a, public hearing Friday at Ballinger. (Staff Photo) Pollution Probers Survey Salt Area By KATHARYN DUFF j Reporter News Assistant Editor1 BALLINGER Pollution prob- TS late Thursday called for M. iV. Marshall of San Angelo. Rail- road Commission supervisor for District 7-C, to explain to them details of some current oil ield operations is this salt- plagued area. The call for an official explana- ion came after members of the Texas House Interim Committee on Water Pollution spent Thurs- day in a stoop-dip-sip-spit survey of oil field salt area in Runnels, Coleman and Coke Counties. The committee will hear Mar- presented to the next legislature. scheduled for one day. Rep. Kil- patrick said Thursday night might be extended. The Ballinger hearing was tinuing to be the law- maker said. "We need to do some- thing immediately to keep from it adding to earlier abuses." Rep. J. W. (Bill) Moore of Bal- "We want to go into it very thoroughly. We want to dig out some of the people responsible for some of the pollution. Some of situations we have seen for our- he said. linger arranged the tour for the visiting committee. Included was a visit to the in- famous "Rowena a salt well none claims, an old abandoned well which sits in the midst of shall and some invited is being "ravaged." at a public hearing to begin at "Some of the land is being a.m. Friday in the district I abused in such a manner as to courtroom here. prejudice criminally our children Committee Chairman Rufus Kil- and grandchildren's use and en- patrick of Beaumont said theijoyment of it." Nugent said. learing is one of a series to be icld as the committee prepares anti pollution legislation to be Earlier Abuses "Not only has it been ravaged in the past but some is con- The sights and tastes the House :gee POLLUTION, Pg. 5-A, Col. 3 members had Thursday as theyj drove in a four-car caravan from salt area to salt area brought from Rep. Jim Nugent of Kerr- ville, vice chairman of the com- mittee, a charge that some of the NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries ..............2 Sports 4-8 Oil news.............. 14 SECTION B Women's news 3 Amusements............ 6 Editorials 8 Comics Fgrm news, markets......15 Radio-TV 16 TV Rate Feature of City Bus Re-Routing Causes Snag By BILL SHELL Reporter-News Staff Writer A resolution to re-voute city buses and create a new route from Westgate to Dyess AFB hit a snag Thursday afternoon at a meeting of Abilene City Commissioners when Commissioner Truman Kirk objected to a list of rates that was "tacked on" the end of the new route proposal. further action until the next regu- lar meeting next Thursday after- noon, at which time citizens will be allowed to appear before the commission to express their views. The controversial tare schedule wat added at the end of a de- Additional commission news Pgn. 1-B, S-B passengers riding past So. 14th and Pioneer, with the higher rate applying on rides onto the baso. Appearing as representative ol Moore Service Inc. was Zeph Pitt- man, manager, who outlined the proposed route changes and pre- A decision was made to postpone scnted city maps showing old and new routes. Pittman said publicity of the proposed changes has caused him to receive several complaints, par- ticularly from the North Park 'A But we have to take a wide view of these things and tmrvt the scriptionI of Route and provided most he said. for rates of S afti M cents tori Uifront of everyone's house, but that's not Pittman said. Kirk maintained that the schedule added to the route list attached to the resolution consti- tuted a fare and pointed out that if the resolution was ap- proved by the commissioners they also would be approving the fare schedule. Pittmnn countered by stating that tho higher fares applied only on the air base route and were necessary if the company were to show a profit on the route. But Kirk maintained this constt tuted a fare increase, and farM were prescribed in the bus com- pany's franchise. Commissioners tflscwM RATES. PC. M. OH. I A   

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