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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1962, Abilene, Texas ffje Mm MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD "-Byron 82NDYEAR.NO. 103 ABILENE. TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 27.1962 -THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS (ff) PAGE ONE "When lilacs last In the door- yard bloom'd..." Walt Whitman's "ever-return- ing spring" comes again several months early. Lilacs are blooming all about (own. This is Duvan Polk Week in the Saturday Evening Post. The "Search for an Pg. 60, Sept. 29 Post, is by the remarkable young Mr. Polk, the Ereckenridge story teller who works part-time in a beer store and by evenings writes for the big-time fiction market. This is the ninth story Duvan has had printed since Post bought his first one in April 1959. Post has used eight. Mc- Call's presented his classic "pig a tale which might have been laid in Breckenridge. "Search" is laid in the Big Bend and over in Mexico, land which Duvan learned first when, not long out of Strawn High School, he worked with a seis- mograph crew. It's a land which became "my first a beau- tiful, often desolate land which Duvan and his wife and young eon like to prowl. This is a "western" a gentle sort western as Du- van's are. It came this week as a sur- prise to him. "Just went to the post office, opened the magazine and there it was. Usually they tell you a month or so ahead of time when one is to be printed. But they've been moving, Philadelphia to New York, and guess they got behind in this type correspon- dence." Nine stories printed and more to come. Post has bought and paid for three more. "And I hope another one is sold before this old globe turns around many more Du- van said Wednesday. The three yet to be printed? One is a contemporary piece, one a western, one a tale of the Depression. A versatile writer, this Polk. And his stories get better and better. Roddy Reynolds, Putnam youngster who has the unusual hobby, of sending stick horses out "rider-hitching" to see where they'll go, has learned from a former Putnam resident that Gold Dust III, the third of his ponies, has made it to Alas- ka. Hall Green, son of Mrs. Jewel Mobley of Putnam who works for the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Observatory out of Fairbanks, has mailed Roddy a clipping from the Sept. 20 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Fartherest North on Gold Dust III. He started out the first of August with a note asking any who would to head him toward Russia and an audience with Premier Khrushchev. The pony went first to San Diego, then to Hawaii, back to Seattle, to An- nette Island, to Junenu, to Fair- banks, Various airline crews were his "riders." Gold Dust I, now retired back in Putnam, visited five continents before he found his way home to Roddy. Gold Dust II has been in Aus- tralia, according to messages sent Roddy, and is headed for Singapore, Bangkok, Bombay, Karachi, Rome and New York, via Alitalia Italian Airlines. SIGMA 7 JOINED UP "Sigma 7" spacecraft which Astronaut Walter M. Schirra is scheduled to ride on a six orbit mission Oct. 3 is hoisted to the top of missile service tower Wednesday to be joined to Atlas booster rocket The capsule had been removed from atop the Atlas last Friday when a faulty fuel valve cropped up. (AP Kennedy Hopeful In Cold War Fight WASHINGTON Kennedy pledged Wednesday the United States, in company with its free world Allies, would accept any sacrifices necessary to win the cold war battle with communism. Kennedy said he is sure the free world will succeed. And the President dedicated his administration-as he said ail ad- ministrations in this country must a free-market economy. Addressing a White House-spon- ored conference of business ed- tors and publishers, Kennedy con- ended various actions of his re- ime have not been anti-business, s some business leaders and ome Republicans have charged. Kennedy said he would like to escribe the relationship between usiness and government as one f cooperation and amity. He expressed hope that the gov- irnment and business community "disregard alternate No -embers" when they may be di tided politically on election days JFK Signs Funds Bill WASHINGTON Kennedy Wednesday signed th military construe .ion appropriation bill, which in eludes in funds for Dyess AFB in Abilene. Texas items in the measure included: Army; William Beaumont Gen eral Hospital, Ft. Bliss, Ft. Hood, Air Force: Amarillo Air Force Base, Dyess Air Fore Base, Abilene, Jame Connally Air Force Base, Waco 000; Perrin Air Force Base Sherman, Sheppard Al Force Base, Wichita Falls, The funds for Dyess AFB are for lengthening runways and for improving facilities for the con- Directed AtCastro Approved SENATE ACTION Postal Measure Change Rejected tingent of B-52 bombers due to be stationed there about March. While appealing for understand ng among all elements of societ; labor and govern- ment-Kennedy said he felt bus! essmen could have rendered a greater service to the public b: ffering greater support to provi ions of his tax bill. He suggested that, as far as he s concerned, business had let the overnment down by failing to ienerate more backing for an in- .'estment tax credit, which re- mained in the legislation-snd on withholding tax on dividends and interest, which was stripped rom the administration measure. Kennedy maintained that the general tax reform bUl he will ubmit to Congress next year would stimulate the ec without bringing on a threat of nflation. Fiscal procedures al- eady available, he said, provide lafeguards against inflation. Kennedy spoke to the confer- ence of some 350 business publi cation executives primarily to re- affirm his administration's faith n an economy which he called the freest of any industrialized na- ion. Somewhat on the order of a reg- ular news conference, the Presi dent answered questions put to lim by the editors and publishers, who had heard a series of speech. ;s from government officials be- fore the President closed the meeting. They restricted their inquiries for the most part, to economic problems. Asked if greater sacrifices would be necessary to win the cold war, Kennedy said he be- lieved the United States "will do whatever must be done to sue ceed." He said that a free society faces problems in attaining its objec lives, but described any other sys tem as repugnant. Kennedy said "a good many calls for sacrifice are very genu ine." But he added that "withou a centralized authority, which very repugnant to us, it is diffi cult to make these sacrifice equitable." As an illustration he referred to his administration's proposal t cut down on tax havens for busi nessmen who invest in plants abroad and sell their products in this country. By JOE HALL WASHINGTON Sen- ate rejected Wednesday night a move to strike out of a bill to raise postal rates and federal pay a section aimed at mailing of Cwnmunist propaganda In this country. This was the only vote taken in the first day of the debate on the bill, but sponsors looked for _ quicker Thursday with final passage likely. Majority Leader Mike Mans- field, D-Mont., called the Senate for Thursday three hour ahead of the usual time. Sen. Joseph S. Clark, D-Pa., of- fered the amendment to delete the section on Communist propa- ganda from the bill approved by the Senate Post Office and Civil Service Committee. This section was a substitute for a more far-reaching provision included in the House bill ami strongly opposed by President Kennedy. The House provision would have prevented the Post Office Depart ment from handling in first, sec ond or third class, any Commu nist political propaganda financed or sponsored by a Communist controlled government. It would .nevertheless announced that he ould offer major amendments. Morse said he considers the jenny increase in letter and air- ail rates wholly unjustified and would try to knock it out. Alterna- rely, he said, he would present i amendment to kill all the rate joosts. However, Johnston insisted thai committee after months of had presented a bill which as fair and equitable and which liould not be subject to Commissioners Differ Over RedistrictirigTaylor County U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEECE WEATHER BUREAU (Weitler Mu, lt-E> ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius of 40 Partly cloudy and little warmer Thursday Md Friday. High Thunday about Low 60-65. HUH Fri- CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS: Clear to cloudy and warmer Thursday and Friday. Kith Thunlay in "NORTHWEST TEXAS ciwidy and warmer Thursday and Friday. High Thurs- TEXAS Cloudy Thurs- scattered ihowers WfllHER EXAS with day and F KUth. Warmer Friday and north Thnrs- S iiS 5 13 S J3 64 63 m BUIl'ud'iow for M-hoW'tidiM I Lit last nUM: sunrise todiy: Troops May Be Used If Needed WASHINGTON (AP) gress Wednesday officially Con- pro- claimed U.S. determination to use :roops if necessary to halt the spread of communism from Fidel Castro's Cuba to other areas of the Western Hemisphere. By a sweeping vote of 384 to 7, the House approved and sent to President Kennedy for signature a joint resolution endorsing what- ever means are needed to prevent Prime Minister Castro's doctrine from being exported to other La- tin nations. The resolution, approved 86 to 1 by the Senate last week, reaf- firms the Monroe Doctrine, voices determination to prevent the Com- munist buildup in Cuba from de- By DON TABOR Reporter-News Staff Writer Cornmissioners of Taylor Coun- have expressed interest in the ight of Midland Mayor Hank .very to realignment of Midland County's commissioner istricts. But they have differing opinions on whether Taylor Coun- ty should seek redistrieting. Avery has filed suit in 42nd lot. nave preveiiwsu parcel post, which by law must >ay its own way. The substitute language Court in Midland seeking o force realignment "on the general principle of substantial nu- ed by the Senate committee equality." establish an interception maintains that one county ure which formerly was in represents 97.98 per ect but which Kennedy of the voters and has only last vote on the commission. Under tt mail from abroad, commissioners have er than sealed letters, which his request for redistriet- ains Communist would be intercepted and the Taylor County, Grover Nel- dressee notified. It would be is commissioner of Precinct 1. ivered only if he requested includes Abilene and has Clark, whose amendment estimated population of by voice vote, said he 91.5 per cent of the county's the administration was as posed to the substitute as th iouse provision. But Democrati eaders did nothing to rally for striking it feel that representation, like taxation, should be Nelson commented. Sen. Olin D. Johnston, represent 90 per cent of the told his colleagues earlier tha any major amendments would kill Die and have only one seat on ihe he added. When asked if he would be in Johnston, chairman of the Po Office and Civil Service of a redistrieting of Taylor County on the basis of population, tee, thus confirmed in openin debate on the measure his answered: "I sure would." He also was asked if he thought vious indications he was Midland case would have any the bill on a here. He answered that the case were carried to the But Sen. Wayne Morse, Court and a ruling were WHERE IT ftDI LifL M i WKJ Municipal Airport BALLINGER 10 Total for Year SPRING Normal for Year 17.15 RANr.s 582 EN 23rd BRECKENRIDGE Trace n BRADY Trace made it definitely would have an effect on Taylor County. He said the state legislature had had related legistataon before t on two occasions, and that the legislation had been defeated both ties. "Some day maybe it will he added. Precinct 1 Commissioner Floyd Tate said he did not think it would be possible to realign Taylor County on a population basis be- cause of me geographical loca- tion of Abilene in the northeast part of the county. "If Abilene were in the middle of the county, it would be differ- he said, Tate said, considering Abilene's location, county operations would be more expensive if realigned. "I don't think he (Midland May- or Avery) has a leg to stand on, according to Tate said, added he felt Taylor and Green County, which in- He Tom Hundreds Killed by Flood in Spain Ing through dustrial centers of the Barcelona Spain, area early Wednesday, killing hundreds of people and destroy- ing many factories, homes and bridges. Thursday, 24 hours later, unof- ficial placed the death toll at' between 350 and 400. .hat killed 300 in the village Rivadclago in central Spain li waters from a collapsing dam. The destruction centered in a veavily populated industrial com- plex of roughly 150 square miles [aiming north and west of Barce< bad been recovered. (or the than two dozen bodies out to sea. Hardest hit was Tarrasa, an in- dustrial city of in a hilly about 10 miles northwest In the evening res- cue workers said Tarrasa had ac counted for ISO of the bodies re- covered and predicted the town's and tram en route from Baree- total dead would 200. Fed flood Damage ranged over hurricane-force million. More than industrial and cot- homes were away. Twenty _ five factories were destroyed and died in (0 other, badly damaged. An homes fell deep under combined didn't know which way to turn. Four other textile mills and two brick factories were destroyed in Tarrasa. Flood waters there wept away more than 100 homes nd 450 automobiles. A steel railway bridge also was destroyed at Tarrasa, tona wag halted short of the ia ea w The bodiei of 78 were break just in time to save the "It and ._- and two ton. mow win BUFFALO GAP ..........20 ;LYDE ..................Trace COLEMAN ................or COLORADO CITY ..........18 EASTLAND EDEN ................30, to 2.00 GOREE HASKELL HAWLEY HERMLEIGH .............1 KNOX CITY LAWN LORAINE MIDLAND of Hood-damage, but some were building, Hooded. people were without bread as water from backed-up halted operation, in said Carlo. P. Martorell, on. of of Spain. After eludes San Angelo, would be the only ones on which the Midlanc controversy would have any searing. Asked if he would favor any he answered: "No have been fighting it for 18 ,'ears. Precinct 3 includes the Tuscola Buffalo Gap-View areas and con tains an estimated population of ,100 2.08 per cent of the county lopulation. Jake McMillon, Precinct 4 com missioner, said he felt the Mid and mayor was in no position to jush for realignment. 'If he wants it, he ought to run or county he said. When asked if he thought th ase would have an effect here is only comment was, "It wi e interesting to watch." McMillon said he did not thin Jaylor County's governmen would be as efficient if realign d according to population, sine Abilene is in the northeast part o he county. 'It would sure be unhandy fo the southwest he sah McMillon's precinct in sout Taylor County has an estimate! population of or 2.47 per cen the county's population. Joe Cypert. commissioner Precinct 2, which includes th tlerkel-Trent areas, had "N comment" on the Midland contr versy. But of Taylor County h said he was "against redistric ing Everybody knows that." He added he thought the coun was "running all right as it We have had tax reductions twc or three years in a row. I don ODESSA OVALO PUTNAM RANGER RISING STAR ROBERT LEE ROBY ROTAN ROSCOE ROCKWOOD .60 Trao Precinct 2 contains an esti ated population of or 3.95 er cent of me county figure. A survey of county figures owed that in 1960 Taylor County reived in tax re-'enue d in auto license fees ased on the assessed valuation each precinct. Precinct 1 con buted an estimated tax money or 78.7 per cent o e total. The other three precincts ntributed or 21.3 pe nt. With population percentages guide, Precinct 1 contribute .5 per cent or of th in auto license fees. According to this, Precinct aid or 81.5 per cent e county's tax and fee revenue hile the other three precinc iid or 18.5 per cent e tax and fee revenue. Valuations on oil in the count creased the three precinct nare of the total revenue. A survey of 1962 poll taxes pa lowed: Precinct 1, plus som jcemptions for persons over 6 recinct 2, 751 plus all exem ons for those over 61; Precin 389 plus all exemptions fc Jiose over 61; Precinct 4, 285 pli 1 exemptions for those over 6 Persons are not required to a ly for poll tax exemptions See COMMISSION, Pg. 4-A, Col. see how you could get any belte MUNDAY ................ri .fc.. Hiat" than that." NEWS INDEX SICTION A MWI ...11 U-U 1 IICTION IMio-TV tati OMKMrim TUSCOLA............. WINTERS Ctmtai loping the capability of endan- rirtg the United States, and edges help for anti-Communist ubans in achieving self-determi- ation for their nation. All seven who opposed it were epublicans: Reps. Bruce Alger. exas; William S. Broomfield, ichigan; Thomas B. Curtis, Mis- ouri; August E. Johansen, Mich- an; John R. Pillion and John H. ay, New York; and James B. tt, California. But 144 Republicans joined 240 emocrats on the affirmative de. House approval came after four ours of debate, involving some larp criticism of Kennedy's Cu- an policies, and a 251-140 vote efeating a motion to send the esolution back to committee, avoring the motion were 137 Re- and 3 Democrats. igainst 238 Democrats and 13 Re- ublicans. The recommittal move was at- empted by members wanting to write in tougher language, includ- ng some who wanted to slap a ull blockade on Cuba or take oth- direct action. In the heated debate Democrats lamed former President Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican, for llowing communism to develop n Cubs. Republicans said Presi- dent Kennedy was responsible. The House action capped a day marked by a U.S. pledge to watch closely the new Soviet shipping iase to be built in Cuba and by jther expressions of concern over ts potential threat to the nation and hemisphere. The State Department voiced apprehension, some Congress members attacked American and European handling of the Cuban issue and defense sources cau- tioned that the Soviet facility could threaten the Panama Canal. Castro had disclosed Tuesday that the Soviet Union would fi- nance and use the shipping base and port to be developed in Cuba [or the fishing fleets of both na- tions. The dock and facilities for 115 to 130 medium trawlers will be Havana Bay, where Soviet crews would instruct Cubans m us- ing vessels equipped with modem electronic gear, good for both fish- ing and military uses. State Department press officer Lincoln White told his news con- ference the only information avail- able so far was contained in Cas- tro's announcement, but added: "Any activity of the Soviet Union in Cuba is a matter of concern to the United States." Funeral Pending ForD.M.OIdham D. M. Oldham, 80, longtime Abi- ene resident whose career as a ederal bankruptcy referee and ommissioner extended 38 years, ied at p.m. Wednesday at lendrick Memorial Hospital. Mr. Oldham and his wife had een living in the Windsor Hotel ince their home at 1535 Oldham Lane was badly damaged by fire everal months ago. He was born in Dallas and moved to Abilene with his family, graduating from Abilene High School. He enrolled in the Univer- sity of Texas Law School in 1905, completing three years of law training in two years, and return- ed to Abilene to begin practice. Mr. Oldham was appointed fed- eral bankruptcy referee in Abi- lene on July 1, 1919. Twenty-eight years later, in 1947, he was ap- pointed Dallas' federal bankrupt- cy commissioner, a position he held for 10 years before retiring June 30, 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Old- lam then returned to Abilene. During his service he handled D. M. OLDHAM retired attorney 'inancial of 3ty of Abilene for several yean, and director of Citizens National He was a member of boari of directors of the Texas State Bar Assn. from 1933 until MM and atao as creditors of bankrupt being accounted for his desk. Mr. Oldham formerly as president, director and gen- pending- EUWtt funeral Home. Surviving are wiw sister, Mrs. Smart of 1M .v
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