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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 82ND YEAR, NO 93 PAGE ONE _________________________ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY Soviet Desert 1962 -SIXTEEN PAGES IN ONE SECTION Auociattd Prtu (ff) 20 Years in Attic EL PASO The State Dem- ocratic Executive Committee, the official machinery through which Texas Democrats oper- ated, will undergo considerable surgery and additions this week. It is likely there will be a new state chairman to succeed Ed Connally of Abilene. Gov- ernor Nominee John Connally, the man who will have a de- cided influence over the choice, said in a news conference that his decision on an SDEC chief for the next two years has not been made. Hotel lobby talk is that Dolph Briscoe of Uvalde, former legis- lator, a party worker and a rancher, might be tapped for the job. Big slices of Texas will have new representation on the par- ty panel. The 24th district, which stretches from Taylor County through Howard County and north to Garza will have both new committeeman and committeewoman, with the re- tirement of Maurice Brooks, by an Abilene caucus, and the mov- ing of Mrs. Nora Binder ol Big Spring out of the district to Mid- land. Ed Connally seems likely to be Brooks' successor and the committeewoman post is up for grabs with Mrs. Betty Staton of Sweetwater and Mrs. N. C. Outlaw of Post as possibilities. Mrs. Staton is considered the front runner. One party stalwart, J. H. (Cap) Shelton of Brownwood, has announced he will leave the 10th district SDEC office he has held for three terms. C. C. U'oodson, Brownwood publisher, is one rumored candidate for Shelton's post. Sylvester of Lampasas is another. Mrs. Harry Hornaby Jr. of Uvalde is due to be reelccted 16th com- mitlcewoman. The 22nd district, which runs from Callahan- through Denton counties, is due a new com- mitteewoman with the retiring of Mrs. Alonzo Jamison of Don- ton. Mrs. Bacon Body of Henri- etta is talked as her successor. Randall Jackson of Baird, 52nd committeeman. and direc- tor of John Connally's cam- paign in that district, is expect- ed to be reclected without oppo- sition. C. VV. Brown of McCaney and Mrs. Scott Massarano oi San Angelo have no opposition as yet for reelection to the 25th district posts. Fred Brown, Dallas hotel man, is another Democratic mainstay who has announced he will not serve again on tne SDEC. Brown said he and Mrs. Cullen Thomas of Dallas will iikely be replaced by John Gray, vice president of Dallas First National Bank, and Mrs. Joseph Alexander of Dallas. "The only reason" a harried Democrat said Sunday "that I can sec for coming all the way out to El Paso for a state con- vention is Juarez. And what he asks himself. "They keep me so busy with conferences, committees' and smokcy meetings that I don't think I'll even get a peck at the Rio Grande." By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet youth newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda told the story Sunday ol a Russian deserter whose mother hid him in the attic for 20 years until he came out, nearly blind, and gave himself up. It was an unusual story, for the Soviet press rarely goes in for human interest stories, especially about deserters. The paper told in detail what happened during those 20 years in the garret belore finally, in tim- id desperation, Nikolai Tonkikh er came down, no longer a youlh, and turned himself over to offi' rials. In 1942, the German army was lunging toward the Volga. All. the boys of Betyug- Matronovka rushed to a center where guns were given out near Voronesh, 500 miles south of Mos- cow. But Nikolai, 18, lost courage, ran back home, and his mother lid him in the attic. He was an only son among a family of girls. One morning, a few weeks aft- his return, his mother was seen weeping over a grave in the garden. "Kolya died she said. Kolya, family abbreviation for Nikolai, heard the weeping, heard the neighbors express sympathy, and through a chink in the garret wall he could even see them and tils new grave, with a wooden cross. Then began the long vigil. In 1945, a thousand days later, his father returned from the war, de- manded that the boy up. But the mother intervened. Then the father began sharing the dismal meals up to the garret each day, bring- ing down a pail of slops. For days it went on. From lack of use, in the dark garret, Kolya's eyes became almost use- lessly weak but his ears became acute. He could hear his mother milking a cow in a distant part of the garden. He heard bis sis- ters, one by one, hang their sacks through give himself on the wall as they returned home book walked erts, sun- beria. from school. Sometimes at night be in the garden, feeling the flowers he could hardly see, feel- ing the pumpkins still warm from, the day's sun. Once he sneaked out to the riv- er in the semidark to go fishing, but with his weak eyes he could not set up the pole. He threw it into the river and returned the garret. In the early years, he worked a third-grade arithmetic and read geographies. His through imagination roved over the dec- over Leningrad, Africa, Si- cross But new words had come into the world of which he knew uoth- ther, ing-Sputniks, virgin lands, televi- his sion. Once in a fit of depression, he began crying, alone in the garret. His mother rushed up the narrow to stairs. cry. The neighbors will hear. Only pray." Daily for days he looked told the tiny crack in thi gar- ret wall at his own grave and on H, weathering with years. Then on a day recently, his getting old, demanded that son, now 38, give himself up and help support the family. "You will not be treated harsh- ly." In a panic the son kicked hit father down the narrow stairs. But two days later, he turned himself over to the officials and his dismal story. GOVERNOR AND CANDIDATE Gov. Price Daniel, left, confers with Demo- cratic candidate for governor John Connally in Daniel's hotel room in El Paso Sunday. The two met. as top Texas Democrats gathered in El Paso for the state Democratic convention. (AP Wirephoto) CONVENTION John Connally to Deliver Keynote Speech to Demos By GARTH JONES EL PASO (AP) Democratic .ubernatorial nominee John Con- ally said Sunday he will sound ic keynote for a reorganized Tex- s Democratic party at the open- ig of the state convention Tues- ay morning. "It will concern the general roblems of the state and the par- Connally said in announcing lat he will personally moke the eynote address to the conven- on. "It might contain some evi- ence how I feel about a plat- orm." The formation of the convention egins Monday at a meeting of State Democratic Executive Committee but the expected No. 1 iroblcm of the session the writ- ng of a platform to please all ypcs of Texas Democrats will iot be taken up until the conven- ion proper begins Tuesday. Gov. Price Daniel, who is still itular head of the party although efeated in his re-election bid in ie May primary, will be a con- vention speaker. He and Connally held a closed door conference late Sunday, apparently over platform problems. Connally said a majority of the 62-member state executive com- mittee had approved his making the keynote speech. Often the party's leading candidate in up- coming elections does not make an appearance until most of the convention business is completed. Many delegates checking in Sun- day rushed on across the border for the Sunday bullfight and Mexi- can Independence Day celebra- tions. A shortage of hotel rooms has forced some delegations to be housed in Juarez motels and ho- tels. However, party officials stressed there will be plenty of room Tuesday in the seat El Paso County Coliseum. Earlier, delegates got a warning not to be fooled by an appearance of "phoney unit and harmony." The warning came from Archer Fullingim, Kountze weekly news- paper editor and co-chairman of Ed Connally Appears Sure Of Election to Demo Post mitteeman. was a candidate along' with Ed Connally for the 24th EL PASO Ed Connally of district position but he was elim- BV KATHRYN DUFF Reporter-News Assistant Editor Abilene, present state Democratic chairman, appears to be the next committeeman to represent the Brooks said Sunday the fight is 24th district on the State Demo- cratic Executive Committees-bar- rins unexpected formidable oppo- sition from the western end of the district. Connally appeared Sunday lo have the votes needed to win the district nost. Taylor County's 83 votes stay hitched as they were voted in an Abilene caucus last Friday. Tiiylor County supporters of John Connolly were working hard Sunday to head off a floor fight by Abilcnians who were inclined to continue the battle started back in Abilene. They appeared to have won and unless efforts on behalf of Frank llardisly of Big Spring arc successful, Ed Connally will return to the district post he held hcfore man. hi became state chair Maurice Brooks, present com- inated, by pre agreement, in the Abilene caucus by a vote of 25-20. over as far as he was concerned. "I will exercise every influence I have to stop the fighting in in- terest of our fall he said. Ed Connally is believed to have the support of Jones, Fisher, part of Nolan County and probably Scurry County a total vote, with Abilene, of more than enough lo win. John Connally said Sunday an interview that he hopes the caucus "will select someone who can contribute to the party, some one who will work with me. I hope the SDEC can take an even ot parts to Egypt said Sunday she more active role than it has in is certain her husband has been abducted, m......_____ ___..... "My husband has been carried dined preference for off, for he had absolutely no rea- son to disappear of his own free Munich police.quoted Heinz Knit; as saying. Supplier of Rocket Parts Disappears MUNICH, Germany wife of a missing supplier of rock- of the Munich Intra Trading Com- pany, considered here the fore- the United Arab rack- et center at Heluan, the past." The nominee for governor de- itclnz Krug was manager nominated by district caucus and elected by the convention Tuesday, John Connally has most supplier of rocket parts (or repeatedly will honor the nom- inntlons of the caucuses and will "bump" m one. Texas for a Two-Party Texas. Otherwise there was quiet in the Democratic camp Sunday as early arrivals prepared for Mon- day's session of the State Demo- cratic Executive Committee fol- lowed by the convention proper at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Democratic gubernatorial nomi- nee John Connally flew here Sat- urday to join staff members who have been making convention See CONNALLY, Pg. 11-A, Col.4 State to Decide On Shots Today UN Pledges Spy Case Statement UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather map, face 4-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius miles) Partly cloudy and warm tfirough Monday turning a little cooler Tuesday with scattered afternoon and nifhttime showers and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday. High Monday 9S, low Mondaj night 65-70, promised a carefully drawn statement about charges that two of its Soviet employes paid a New York Republican politician to give them secret information and make pro-Russian speeches. A U.S. spokesman said the charges, issued in Washington Saturday night by Atty. Gen. Rob- ert F. Kennedy, would be checked against the records here and "an official statement on behalf of the United Nations will be put out the ;irst thing tomorrow morning." The case of alleged espionage "Jf NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear to cloudy and scattered mostly late thunder- showers Monday and Tuesday. High Mm< day 88-98. NORTHWEST TEXAS Clear to cloudy londay and Tuesday. Scattered late thundershowera mostly east and north. High Monday 17-97. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Clear to cloudy Monday and Tuesday with scattered most- ly late thundershowers. Cooler north Monday night and Tuesday. Hifh Mm- 94-100. TEMPERATURES ......Sun. by Soviet citizens in the U.N. Sec- retariat was the first to come to light since U Thant of Burma be- came acting secretary general last November. The United Nations' apparent readiness to talk about the charg es contrasted with the mum's-the- word policy generally followed by Thant's Swedish predecessor, the late Secretary-General Dag Ham- marskjold. Hammarskjold, who had to deal with a few such cases, spoke of them only if pressed at news con- ference, and then only in vague terms, unless they involved dip- lomatic exchanges or court ac- tions. A U.S. delegation spokesman See SPY, Pg. 11-A, Col. I Sunset last nteht: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: JB.13. Humidity at 9 p.m.: per cent. Ballinger Doctor Shot, Wife Held BALLINGER James T. Cook, well known Ballinger physician and surgeon, was reported in condition in a San Angelo hospital Sunday night of gunshot wounds received at his home about 8 p.m. Sunday. His wife was charged with as- sault with intent to murder Sun- day night in charges filed by Dis- trict Attorney E. C. Grindstaff, who said Mrs. Cook signed a statement in which she admitted the shooting. Grindstaff said the statement by Mrs. Cook said the shooting was a climax of a family dispute which had been going on at in- tervals "for several months." Dr. Cook was in surgery in San Angelo and his wife was taken to the hospital by Runnels County officers. Grindstaff said she was taken to the hospital to provide permission for the surgery. Officers said the shooting ap- parently took place in a den in the rear of the Cook home. Cook was shot with a .38 caliber pistol and the attending physician in Ballinger said he was struck 'about five times." The Cooks and their four chil- dren lived in the 200 block of 7th The district committeeman and near downtown Ballinger. commUleewoman to represent ibe Thty haw lived in Ballinger for 14 counties in the district will be about three yean. Dr. Cook has a private practice as a physician and surgeon. He was reported to have a growing medical practice. and Policeman John W. Watkins Deputy Sheriff Eskcll Powell and Policeman John W. Watkim investigated the shooting. Grind staff entered the investigation lat- er Sunday night and filed the for- mal charges against Mrs. Cook. Grindstaff said Mrs. Cook is in technical custody although she was not being held in jail. Grindstaff said Mrs. Cook's statement said the couple had ar- gued most of the day Sunday and that she claimed she was slapped by her husband immediately be- fore the shooting. Dr. Cook was in surgery late Sunday night. Reds Set Off Nuclear Blast WASHINGTON Sovi- et Union set off a nuclear test the action in other areas of post in the atmosphere Sunday in the vicinity of Novaya Zemlya, the Atomic Energy Commission an- nounced. The AEC said the test, like a similar detonation in the same re- gion Saturday, had a yield equiva- lent to several million tons of TNT. The test was the 12th announced and II vaccine. shot by the Soviet Union in the current series since Aug. S. NEWS INDEX SICTION A liMtoriih AmMMtenti CfNDtCI TV IMfc-TV 10 11 IS 14 WEATHER high Tuesday tS-90. i-oo 90 92 93 93 92 X 81 Highi'and "low for 24-honn ending 8 'land" low 'tame data last year: Many Receive Sabin Vaccine By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texans in large numbers swal- lowed vaccine-soaked sugar cubes Sunday in many counties where mass immunization drives against polio with the Sabin Type 1 oral vaccine were held oil schedule. However, many of the state's most populace areas including Dallas and off on drives to distribute Type HI vac- cine after the U.S. Public Health Department warned against it. The health agency Saturday recommended a temporary halt of Type III for adults, saying that the 11 confirmed cases of Type III polio provided sufficient evi- dence "to indicate that at least some of these cases have been caused by Type HI vaccines." Many county officials feared federal ruling on Type HI might affect turnouts on Type I and II. DESPITE FEARS Polio Programs Termed Success Response to the Sabin (oral) polio immunization programs in the only four area towns which went ahead with plans for their programs were described as good to excellent. Plans for the mass immuniza- tions, which had been scheduled throughout Central West Texas Sunday, were postponed in most areas after reports from Canada that a number of persons had contracted polio after receiving the vaccine. Officials in Knox Ciyt, Munday, Albany and Moran, however, elect- ed to go ahead with plans for the scheduled immunizations. All re- ported good response Sunday. Knox City reported per- sons received the vaccine in the town of about persons. Per- sons receiving it ranged from 97- year-old Mrs. C. W. Pulleg to a three-weeks-old infant who was not identified. Munday reported persons received the oral vaccine. A makeup period is scheduled next Sunday to provide immunization for persons who failed to receive the vaccine Sunday, officials said. In Shackelford County, persons Albany and 344 resi- dents of the Moran area received the vaccine for a total of Shackelford County had expected about persons to receive im- munizations but said the response was considered good considering State Commissioner of Health Dr. J. E. Peavy said Sunday that a decision will be made Monday on whether the state health de- partment will make a recommen- dation on use of Type HI vaccine. A reported persons crowded to clinics in Hockley County Sunday. Medical officials expressed satisfaction with the turnout and said they believed that 85 to 90 per cent of the popu- lation had now received the vac- cine. Waco, in McClennan County, staged its makeup clinic for Type I Sunday, Medical officials therci reported that to date per- sons of the county's estimated population have taken doses. Approximately additional persons received Type I in Jeffer- son County Sunday at make-up clinics for those who did not re- ceive immunization last Sunday. Dr. Paul R. Meyer said that persons, or slightly more than 90 per cent of Jefferson County's total population, have now been immunized. He said that clinics for the other two types of vaccine would be held as planned in October and December. Childress in West Texas, offer- poning the vaccine. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued a statement late Saturday advising areas to postpone plans for mass immunizations with type III vaccine to adults but recom- mended that children be given that type vaccine and that per- sons of all ages receive I after the U. S. Public Health Service discuss cases. met in Washington of DM Immunization sched- Jed Sunday were postponed In Abilene, Baird, Clyde. Anton, Stamford, Lueden. Hamltn, tan, Roby, Aspermont, Cotaman, Plains, Blackweli, Nolan, Type I for the first time, fell la, Putnam, Hawley, Noodle, health officials' expecta- ca, Roscoe, Blackweli, Old with only doses given Colorado City, Silver, They had prepared for Loraine, Haskell, Weinert, Rochester and in Lamb County, west of Officials in Abilene said at administered the vac- time the mass immunization to persons in the town gram was postponed that only would be made to hold the Springlake area of Lamb munization as soon as it had about 65 per cent of be determined that it was residents show up for Abilene had scheduled Type I cine for POLIO, Pg. 11-A, Col. S Accident Services Leon Gaston, 38, died at of Rt. S, Anson. Mr. a.m. Sunday at Hendrick Mrs. Treadwell were admit- ial Hospital of injuries to Anson General Hospital in an auto accident two the accident but neither west of Corinth on FM 1636 reported in serious condition. day said the Treadwell auto Mr Gaston was admitted attempting to make a left Hendrick Hospital Saturday into the Treadwell driveway having been treated by a the time of the accident. cian in Anson and lodged in Gaston was a native of Jones County jail at Anson County and a veteran of night, but Saturday morning War II, having served in taken to Anson General airborne unit from 1943 to and later to Hendrick He served in the Asiatic- The attending physician in Theater as a corporal lene (aid the death was a received a number of decor- sult of a severe head Injury ceived in the accident. The Anson physician who lint treated Mr. Gaston said Saturday night he had been treated for minor injuries. "He had will be at p.m. Monday at Elliott's Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Roy Evans. Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial on much of his body and had a small laceration on his be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The doctor said the laceration was "too small to require Gaston is survived by daughter, Mrs.' Patricia Ana Whatley of Dallas; his mother. Another Abilenian, Virgil R. L. Gaston of 1009 Pecanj ols, was treated at Anson sisters, Mrs. E. L. Hotter al Hospital for broken ribs after being admitted to the hospital Saturday. He also had spent Friday night in the county Jail. Highway patrolman Ocit Ren-fro, who Investigated the Odessa, Mrs. Jewell bury of 1134 Cherry; Mrs. E. R. Goen of 134S Sewell and John Zachry of Napa, Calif.; thrM brothers, H. A. of 17B Oak E. E. 1M FWM, mt t. U dent, laid the car hi which IMP PWCHi Gaston was riding was In win to murim. BJfr sion with the rear of an auto oc-cupM by Mr. and Mn. J. Bill and M. A. Haw mi ffOUam, j. R. mi mttt.
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