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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1962, Abilene, Texas 'X. j inn ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, BS IN TWO SECTIONS" (ff) f 33IAS3S vniaw-' Spaceman Breezes Through Six Orbits Flight Almost Trouble-Free MM PRICE whined around the timei through space precision today and landed safely in the Pacific Ocean. It was a flight which prompted Schirra to exclaim at one point, And so the United States took Schlrra reported that he was CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) resting comfortably while await Walter M. Schirra Jr. ing pickup by helicopters from earth six the Kearsarge. There were only with robot gentle swells in the area. A happy Schirra reported to the helicopters hovering overhead another stop, however small, to- ed to remain inside the craft- ward a hoped-for landing on the which had served him so fault- ASTRONAUT WALTER SCHIRRA rigging up for 6 Boiler Explosion Kills 21, Hurts 100 Other Persons NEW -Voitti newly, steam and smoke-filled ruins o cleaned boiler overheated and Eyewitness story. 7-B; plctart tt-A the two-story building. At leas blasted like a jet-powered projec tile into a telephone building cafe- teria Wednesday, killing at least 21 persons and injuring at least 100. The steam boiler had been placed back into service less than an" hour: earlier. Rescue workers combed through the debris Wednesday night, seek ing still further victims, as rela- tives and friend gathered at the total destruction.1 hospitals and the city morgue. Authorities had accounted for all but five or six of the persons who could have been in tbe build- ing. cafeteria, leaving nothing but rub- ble and mangled bodies. It was Stunned survivors linked hands and; groped their way from the one fell into the basement through a 10x20-foot hole in the floor. Police said the boiler room supervisor, Anthony McCann, 31 "The boiler said Fire of Dumont, NJ., left the base- Commissioner Edward Thompson. "It left its moorings and cata- pulted through the wall of the boiler room. It ran through the PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duff I Her children have a bit of a problem sometimes with Mrs. C. E.. Fulwiler, particularly when it comes to church-going, says a daughter, Mattie, wife of the Rev..-John Price, retired Methbdist pastor. It "S.Mrs. 'Fulwlter's belief that Methodist Church; should mt-open without a proper, number of'Fulwilers in attendance.: .seems. to Mrfc'" Price says, "that some of her children'aren't; as -spry as they once were are up in iv.one of. Abi: lene's first ladies fin many re. She was born in Bell County the year the Civil War closed. She'll be 97 on Dec. Si" She has lived in Abilene 78 She ie the senior member of First Methodist. She heads a family composed of seven living children. 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grand- children and one' great-great- grandchild. Mrs. Fulwiler's residence in. this town began 78 yearl ago last Tuesday. On Oct. 2, 1884 she, Betty penter, was married to young Charles Edward Fulwiler at her home near Buffalo Cap. wedding ceremony young Fulwiler, who owned a livery stable and wagon yard in Abilene, Hitched two Spanish ponies to a new phaeton and drove Ilia, bride to their new hnme, .a, two-room cottage at Elm. yfr" The home hM remain- en at Hie MUM autfieM If Mt la DM aim howe. The cottage was expanded and then replaced some 55 years ago by the present rambling home. At age nearly-97 Mrs. Fulwiler is a delightful and gentle ma- triarch. She is still very much the head of her household, her dhildren say, even if she has to wve some help in getting about. She signs her checks herself and is at least consulted on family decisions...whether to move a partition to enlarge- a room, whether to re-paint or repaper. Her mind, is sharp and her memory is bright memory illed with the stories of this town and.its .people: She likes to spin the tales and they go back to the town's beginnings as a village on 'the Tip. She has but a single complaint about her health eyesight s impaired and she is restricted by net- yean so mat she has to church, via radio. She has kept her personal pride and her humor through all her years. 'Someone may hare to assist in dressing her bah- but Mrs. Fulwiler gives the final tugs to ie combs which keep it hi dace and she herself applies IA06 CT69T1) And try to just live the agVt she fays, "put the yean ver 'there to one side and net ilnk OTQUt them., But, with a humor, te ruled against a new picture r her'Mon-upcomlnc birthday, changed a tit hi M she deetand. Her long yean ef ChrMai vmg have dMBed faHh. ment 10 minutes before the blast to cash a check. His duty did not require constant attendance to the boilers, police said. The City Building Department took the damaged one-ton boiler from the scene for a minute ex- amination by technicians. "The boiler blew because it was Thompson said. "It was due probably to failure of the automatic devices which regulate the Ugh- and low-water level, or failure to maintain a proper water [level.' The Mast was in a bunding of cinderblocks, with a brick veneer, over a steel skeleton and with See BLAST, Pg. 2-A. Col. I moon before the end of this dec- ade. The beginning of the remark- able, almost trouble-free flight was viewed on television in 26 European countries, including nine behind the Iron Curtain, via the U.S.-owned Telstar communi- cations satellite. His flight time over the mile course at miles per hour was nine hours and 13 min- utes, almost precisely as planned. Indeed, his braking rockets were fired at p.m. (ESH, only two seconds later than called for in tbe final flight profile. The 39-year-old Navy command- er, inside his space craft called Sigma 7, parachuted into the sparkling Pacific Ocean about miles northeast of Midway Is- land at p.m. So precise was the flight that Schirra came down within yards of the aircraft carrier Rear large. Much closer and he could have landed on the flight deck. As soon as his 63-foot diame- ter main parachute deployed at feet, Schirra said, as have astronauts before him, "Boy, "This it a sweet little bird." Instead of taking to a life raft outside the capsule as other as- tronauts have done, Schirra elect- he could be hoisted onto tbe deck of the Kearsarge. While the Kearsarge raced to the impact point, two parachutist frogmen leaped into the water and attached a flotation device to the Sigma 7-to assure that it would not sink. The Kearsarge came alongside at p.m., and minutes later See ORBITAL, Pg. t-A, Col. H. LADD PLUMLEY and CAL YOUNG USCC chief greeted at airport what a beautiful sight." Tax Cut Needed, Plumley Declares By JERRY FLEMMON8 Reporter-News Sittt Writer America needs a tax cut, t United States Chamber of Com merce president said Wedhesda after arriving at Abilene Munic pal Airport on Ms way to th Thursday dedication of Brecken INCARNACION LOPEZ quick verdict Lopez Draws 99-Year Term scheduled to make an introductory speech for Thursday's dam pro- gram. "Great Honor" Plumley said he felt it was a 'great honor to be invited to participate in one of the grea developments of the United States nesday deliberated less than 30 told how they found two billfolds planned by local people through WAXAHACHIE (HNS) An El- lis County District Court jury Wed minutes before finding Incarna- Two brothers, Juan and Rene Villarreal, 12 and 11 years old, ridge Hubbard Dam. "The U.S. Chamber believes a tax reduction irrespective where the economy i plained H. Ladd Plumley, of Wo cester, Mass, the diamber'a 354 president. "The president w right when he said our tax sy em is a drag on the econom The tax system needs to rectified at an early date no ma ter what other indications show Familiar Accent Plumley, dressed in a somber homburg and speaking in the no well-known New England accen that produces "r's" where there are none, was met at the airpor by a large group of Breckenridg and Abilene dignitaries. Heading the list was Cal Young of Abilene, president of the W< Central Texas Municipal Water District. Other members o? tourage Included R. I. McArron president of the Breckenridj chamber; James Hestand, Breck enridge chamber manager; Jii Lauderdale, president of the lene Chamber; Joe Cooley, Abilene manager; and R. J. Tiffany, loca insurance executive who is while helping tear down an old cion Lopes guilty of murder and bouse last summer to Ballinger. sentencing him to W years to The sheriff identified the billfolds prison in the hammer slaying of as Boggess', who was robbed as an elderly Ballinger man. well as hammered to death. The jury entered deliberation a The dead man's widow testified :S5 p.m. and returned with the about ner husband's last morning verdict at p.m. Judge A. R. before he went to work on Feb. 9. SWZSSm irtttal slaying of a 74-year-old service station operator, H. E Boggau. Sheriff Wayne McCollum said detective who helped arrest Lo- pet; Sam Modrall of Lubbock who sold a car Lopez; Mark Marti- net of Ballinger, an accomplice in NEWS INDEX a Hondo resident, would be me case who was given immunity taken to Huntsville state prison as to jtate and fer, as the necessary papers are who witimatt) Lona'a sworn completed. He will remain in Ellis County until that time. The court had recessed at .m. Wednesday for lunch and attorney Bruce Allen pre- sated hta final argument opon court's return. UMteca wnBeMse were heard Tuesday before the Kate retted Its case In the trial RunnoU County Sheriff Don At- local government." The insurance executive, in West Texas for the first time win deliver the dedicatory address for the new dam and reservoir. Plumley also believes the new tax bill calling for a tax incentive to companies that moden plants "is inequitable." He sees the bill, passed Wednts- a "sort of prize to companies who WEATHER HCTWN A rwww w testified ef finding, at the H scene, a hammer alleged- Bllltoeea, SOB el me data mr mm Mart, IKTWN I news TV leoM 20 J-4 It 14 (MH. IS TV Nl.... M M, on Pg. 1-B invest in new equipment. It opens the door to tax credit on many His second objection was that "companies who' made invest- ments last year will get no credit and could be at a disadvantage with competitors who now make the investments and receive the tax credit." .Raps Growth Rate 'America's economy is still about the same as it was when the stock market slid last sum- he said. "We are having a too inadequate growth rate in our economy to supplement the re- See PLUMLEY, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 Schirra Lands Space Craft Near Carrier More OB Schirra, Pg. 9-A, Z2-B ABOARD USS KEARSARGE IN PACIFIC (AP) Astronaut Wai- er M. Schirra Jr., smiling broad- y and saying "I fed stepped from his capsule Wednes- day after a precision six-orbits of he earth and a landing within three miles of this prime recov- ery carrier. in the Sigma 7 space, craft, hit the center of a mid- 'acific bullseye 230 miles north- ast of Midway Island. The astronaut, still inside tbe apsule, was hoisted safely board this carrier in less than 3 minutes after landing. The space capsule, with "United States" visible on s sides, was hoisted by a crana nto a metal apron extending ard from the starboard side of he hangar bay, one deck below he flight deck. Space agency officials decided i detonate the explosive bolts on he capsule hatch. The lid blew 'f with a bang. The 39-year-old avy commander was helped lut ackward, and rode to the flight eck in an elevator. Crewmen o! the Kearsarge crowded in for a glimpse of the an they had waited two months see. A cheer arose as he shook ands with naval officers and of- cials of the National Aeronautics end Space Administration. Connolly Praises Demo Platform By LANE TALBURT Reporter-News Staff Writer John Connelly ripped into Jack 3ox and the Republican platform n his opponent's own "back yard' here Wednesday night'. The Democratic gubernatorial gate Shopping Capitol, also stress- County- ed that he would go into tbe governor's mansion free of poliU- al ties. Connally was joined in his Abl- ene campaign stop by another top Democratic office-seeker, Pres- Conaa% Deplores Oil's Plight, Pg. 13-A the other platform Connally advised. The Port Worth candidate said nominee, urged on by a crowd Republicans have been making a issues left of more than 200 party faithfuls ISSU< out. ol a supposed vot- who gathered in the mall of West- 5eandal Box 13 in Duvall Actually, Connally said, the Box 13 which the Republicans are re- County. And Connally said he was unable to carry Box 13 in mat county in the primary and runoff elections. Few Issues Lett "I think if the campaign goes much longer, there won't be any he he said. Connally said that while driving near Odessa Wednesday, he saw a Jack Cox billboard on which ferring to is in adjacent Jim Wells See CONNALLY, Pg. Z-A, Cols. IX .on Smith of Lubbock, who hopes become the next lieutenant overnor, and by the new state party leader, Eugene Locke of Dallas. A score of party candidates and ampaign workers from the West exas area also were introduced the "Democratic workshop" group and to a television audience. Praises Candidates "We owe a great deal to every person running on the Democratic Connally told the crowd. We owe so much to every person party which has been so respon- ve to the aeeds of the people tile state of Texas." With the state Democratic con- ention at El Paso still fresh on 9 mind, the ex-Secretary of the avy who returned to Texas to un for the state's highest office wid the party meeting, contrary GOP reports, was not marked strife. Instead, the state con- ention was the shortest and most rmonious in party history, he declared. Connally bragged on the Demo- cratic platform, which he said contained 71 specific provisions spelling out what the Demos to accomplish. Ho urged Ms listeners to com- pare the platforms of the two partJai More deciding
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