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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               f fje Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 82ND YEAR, NO. 114 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duffj Another tourist season is late- ly concluded and Mrs. Onica Cofer, 1142 N. 4th St., had add- ed another long red line to the map of North America on which are traced the journeys the has taken the last 15 years. Except for the northern mid- section of the United States the map is criss-crossed with tens of thousands of vacation trip miles. Not counting various trips within Texas, she has made 10 major journeys in the IS years. Two to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast area, two to New York City and points en route, one to Denver and the national parks in that area, one to Mexi- co City, two to Georgia and the Beep South, one to Nova Scotia and assorted points to and from and, this summer, one to West- ern Canada, Victoria, the World's Fair at Seattle, Califor- nia and such. Her travels are associated with her work bus-woman's holiday, you might say. Mrs. Cofer-has for 15 years been with Greyhound Lines, much of the time at Pecos, for the last two years as an Abi- lene ticket agent. Through com- pany channels she gets her tick- ets. Next trip? England is on the list, when time can be ar- ranged. The trip is being planned with a friend from Nova Scotia a friend she made, incidentally, when a fel- low tourist m Mexico. That journey will be, obviously, by another means of transporta- tion. Football reporting is, except for the occasional integration wars, the most hazardous form cf journalism. The bullet-proof vest and ef-- ficient gas mask aren't needed in the gridiron press box as much U in the midst of the fray on the University of Mis- sissippi campus. But, football fans being football fans, the dangers of sports writing are ever present. Even the innocent sports writ- er (yes, fans, there are inno- cent specimens) can get in hot water. Consider the sad case of Ed- itor Merritt Dunn of the Carbon Messenger. Editor Dunn, for some 34 years the Carbon newsman, is also Football Fan Dunn. He manages, most autumn weeks, to attend at least three football games, his wife says, one on a Thursday, another on a Friday, another on a Satur- day. The other, day his hometown grade-school team met Putnam grade-schoolers in gridiron com- bat. It was one-sided, 62-12. Editor Dunn duly reported. But a printer made a mis- take. The story, as published, said Putnam, 62-12. In reality, it was Carbon, 62-12. The editor was not available this weekend for comment. He had gone to Dallas. To a foot- ball game. HAPPY COUPLE Astronaut Walter Schirra and his wife Jo laugh before dinner Sunday night at the faculty club at Rice University in Houston. After a news conference at Rice's Memorial Center and a parade in Houston, the Schirras were feted at a din- ner. (AP Wirephoto) WELCOMED TO HOUSTON Schirra Wanted To Go 18 Orbits "H "AGES IN ONE SECTION Associated Preu Airman Dies In Airplane Crash HOUSTON, Tex.  ar of the cycle apparently punc- ured his chest, and Dyess offi- cials reported that he was believ- ed to have a collapsed lung. A report on any other injuries he might have sustained was nol available. Invasion Prisoners Due Release Soon HAVANA (AP) Informed York attorney James B. Donovan, had high hopes Sunday negotiator for the Cuban commit- tee, from Havana to Miami night that the release of Cu- ban invasion prisoners would be announced as early as Monday. All that appeared to be in the way of their freedom was the formal communique. Mri. Berta Barreto de los Heros, Havana representative of the Cu- ban Families Committee negotiat- ing with Prime Minister Fidel Cntra'i regime for the prisoners' release, said It appeared went wen, thank God.' that comment became she had been of the But the preMlon here was (hat only a few remained to worked Cuban colony saw a possibility the out. prisoners would be (reed and Is Impression ww strength- flown there after the next by the quick trip of NOT DownftCMM meeting. aboard an unscheduled Pan Amer- ican World Airlines plane. Mrs. Barreto confirmed that the trip was in connection with the negotiations. Speculation arose that was arranging spe- cial transportation to ferry the captives to Florida. Donovan flew back to Havana Sunday night. On Saturday, Barreto de- nied from Miami that the She refused to elaborate on the prisoners' release had already been obtained. She Mid then that pledged to silence during the final Donovan was to meet Castro again, possibly on Monday. Optimists in Miami's sprawling sule and no one can bring mi back until I put the switch back.' And he did. Finally, Sehirra said, at Kraft's request the switch was put back into operation. During that he dii not specify the was flying as a- free pilot and only he could have fired the braking or retrograde rockets for a land- ing in an emergency. Schirra reported no ill effects from weightlessness during his nine hour and 13 minute flight anc no apparent danger from space radiation. Schirra, 39, appeared at a news conference at Rice University aft- er a motorcade through the heart of Houston, which, police said, was witnessed by persons along the 10 mile route. Schirra became the first Amer- an to report he had seen a on the moon then added in an aside to lis 12-year-old son, Marty, "I'm sorry Marty, my son, I did not see any green cheese." Schirra's flight was the longest ever undertaken by an American and was a preliminary to an 18- orbit, 24-hour flight early next year. This 1963 flight is designed o move the nation one step clos- er to a landing on the moon be- ore the end of this decade. By Russian standards, howev- er, the Schirra flight was but a short journey. On Aug. 11, they sent a man on 64 orbits and fol- owed this in less than 24 hours with a second astronaut who cir- cled the earth 48 times. Reports that an astronaut for he 18-orbit flight would be named iunday turned out to be ground- reports that the man or this flight would be Astronaut B. Shepard Jr., _ Student Sees Plane Spin Into Earth By JACK SHERIDAN Reporter-News Staff Writer S. Sgt. Charles H. Cline, 43, fa- her of five children, was killed nstantly Sunday afternoon when lie light, single-engine plane he was flying went into a tail-spin and crashed in an open field one- alf mile south of Blackwell on Highway 70 in Runneis County. A Hardin Simmons University oed, Mary Dee Mosteller, who n hour before had climbed from the plane after taking a flying lesson from the Air Force veteran of 15 years, stood on the crest of a nearby hill and watched the crash. Miss Mosteller, 20, was in "good" condition at Hendrick Me- morial Hospital Sunday night where she was being treated for shock. The coed is from McAl- len. Charles Cave, on whose ranch the crash occurred, said that he, Miss Mosteller, Sue Minor, an- other H-SU student and Cave's eight-year-old grandson, had jus had Sunday dinner with Sgt. Cline and went out to the field to watch lim take off. "He took off from the field am made one loop in the air, then he went into a dive and pulled up as though he was going to make another loop when the engine ap- parently went Cave said. "The plane went into a tail- spin and Mary Dee counted the spins until she got up to four and realized he wasn't going to pull tiami Businessman Freed by Casf ro MIAMI, Fla., Miami 3each businessman, sentenced in 959 to 13 years by a Cuban revo- utionary court as a counter-revo- utionary, was freed Sunday after ridei Castro approved a petition by his perservering wife. John V. Martino, 51, arrived in .liami and was reunited with his and family after three years nd four months in jail. Florence said her husband came lack "with white hair and SO xxmds lighter." "It all came as a big surprise to Martino said. He was ailed into the warden's office aturday. His wife's petition er read to him. Then letter from President Osvaldo )ortieos recommended that the letitlon be granted. It explained hat Castro had approved' his re- ease because of illness. With 12 hours, Martino said, he as put on a flight to Miami. FATHER OF FIVE KILLED S. Sgt. Charles H. Cline, 43, 144 Mississippi, died instantly about 1 p.m. Sunday when his light plane went into a tail-spin and crashed in a field one-half mile south of Blackwell on Highway 70. He was the only one in the plane. (Staff Photo by Jack Sheridan) out of Cave related to police and Dyess officials. Cave, who is related to Miss Mosteller, said the young girl had come out to his home that mora- souri." ng with Miss Minor and that Sgt. had flown out, landed in he field and took Miss Mosteller or a lesson. When they returned we all went up to the house and had Cave said. After dinner, iccording to Cave, Sgt. Cline took iff from the field to return to Dyess AFB. Cave said that he drove down o the plane hi his car immediate- y following the crash. "I looked at him (Cline) and felt of his neck and chest and I felt sure he was the rancher said. Police arrived about 30 minutes ifter the crash and Justice of the 'eace Roy Ross of Robert Lee 'renounced Cline dead about i.m. Two Dyess helicopters and an; mbulance arrived at the crasl scene, one half mile east of thi ighway, about p.m. and thi body was removed from the can as covered '.m. By RONNIE THOMPSON DALLAS (AP) Former Maj Gen. Edwin A. Walker returnee to Texas Sunday from w said was a "short trip to Miss issippi that was extended to Mis plane about Sgt. Cline was on the staff ol instructors of the Dyess Aero Club and was also manager of the organization. He was a me chanic with the 96th Organization- al Maintenance Squadron. He and his wife Bertha anc their five children live at 144 Mis. sissippi. Surviving are his wife; jthree daughters, Charlene, 19, who is attending St. Elizabeth's Nursing School in Lafayette, Ind., Toni, 15, and Teresa, 8; two sons, Paul 17, and Charles A., 12; his father, George Cline of Clinton, Ind. Funeral arrangements will be announced from Elliott's Funeral Home. The body was taken to the neral home from Dyess Air Force Base late Sunday. NEWS INDEX SECTION A loti S TV Scot t AmuMiMMi Sport. 7, tditcrieb 10 II Yanks Win, 3-2 Details en Pg. 7A "I am happy to be back in he told a small group c supporters and newsmen as he stepped from a private plane ai Love Field. Walker was released from the U. S. Medical Center in Spring field, Mo., on bond Satur day night. Aboard the two-engine plane with Walker were his mother Urs. Charlotte Walker of Center Point, Tex., the pilot and three aides. Walker was arrested on charges of inciting an insurrection and ieditious conspiracy in connection vith riots last Sunday at the University of Mississippi. He was irdered committed to the fipring- ield institution for psychiatric examination before making bond. Walker told a press conference Saturday night "There is no doubt in my mind that I am guilty of none of these charges." He was released at 11; 57 p.m. on an order signed at Oxford by U.S. District Judge Claud Clayton who specified that Walker, with- in five days after his release, must undergo a psychiatric ex- amination in Dallas. An estimated 200 supporters were on hand to welcome Walker. Many carried signs saying, "Wei come home Gen. Walker." In a brief news conference, Walker said, "The issue at Oxford was an issue for the good of many states and millions of peo- ple." "When I arrived in Mississippi I found an atmosphere of general, peaceful protest determined against proceedings and intents of the federal he said. He said he never saw Gov. Ross Barnett of Mississippi personally During the news conference lawyers repeatedly refused to al low Walker to answer questions concerning his actions at Oxford, where federal marshals forced admission ot a Negro to the Unl- L Texas, es False cal center, Walker was met by his mother who had kept a vigil Back On Campus Al Ole Miss Returns 1 Ml Chorg heard he would be released, Walker replied: "I felt like anyone would. I was happy at the prospect of being let out." Walker's bond originally was set at but this was reduced by Judge Clayton. Mrs. Axie Powell, U.S. Commissioner in Springfield, signed papers for Walker's release after she received a telegram certifying bond had been posted by Walker's family at San Antonio, Tex. As he emerged from the reaction, Pg. 3-A six days ago. He greeted her affectionately and said, "You surprised me. Where did you get all that The press conference was helc in the room adjoining Mrs. Powell's office. "I'm happy to be on the move to the next phase or step after a week of some legal and judicial Walker said. Asked why he believed he was being held a political prisoner, Walker replied: "1 was held by an order issued by the director of prisons which represents many questions as to its authority and legality." He said he was not examined by psychiatrists. He said he was innocent of charges against him, and as for the rioting at the University of Mississipi: "Some of the most fantastic stories have been printed which, at the trial, will be proved Miss. (AP) James H. Meredith met a mixture of handshakes and boos when he returned to the University of Mississippi late Sunday for his second week of classes. The return of the 29-year-old Negro was almost one week to tha hour when he first entered the school and touched off a bloody riot in which two men were killed. Only one Justice Department official was with Meredith when he went to the university cafeteria to eat. An unidentified student and Meredith talked about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and communism. About 120 to 130 persons waited outside the cafeteria for Meredith ,o emerge. A scattering of boos and catcalls came from five or six in the group. Then two unidentified students approached Meredith and shook hands as he went to his apartment in Baxter Hall, about 300 yards away. Meredith was accompanied by wo U.S. marshals in addition to he Justice Department employe. Army jeep with four soldiers ollowed. Meredith had spent the weekend n Memphis, Tenn. 87 miles to the northwest. U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map. I'aite 9-A) i ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 Partly cloudy and warm through Tuesday, high both days, 85-90, low Monday nisht 65. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear to cloudy ana warm through Tuesday. Isolated afternoon thundersbowers east. High Monday 87-96. NORTHWEST TEXAS Fair through Tuesday. Warmer central andl north Monday. High Monday 82-92. SOUTHWEST TEXAS-Clear to cloudy and warm Monday and Tuesday. High Monday 90-99. TEMPERATURES Sun. a.m. Son. Area Towns Hove Light Rains Light rains were reported in 'our Abilene area towns Sunday, with the heaviest rainfall recorded at Coleman with .15 inch. Baird recorded .10 inch and Blackwell and Breckenridge received a 73 90 7-1 82 83 High and low for 2-f-hoars ending 9 p.m.: 92 and 71. High and low same date last year: 89 and 60. Sunset last night: sunrise today: 6; 37; sunset tonight: Bnrometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.04, Humidity at 9 p.m.: 73 per Forces Fro In Bottle DAMASCUS, Syria radio reported Sunday that Yemeni troops and planes of Col. Abdullah Sallal's revolutionary regime are fighting a "pitched Yemen iVith Soud "the vanguard of massive Saudi joop concentrations on Yemen's border." Saud reportedly is backing Prince Saif Al Islam Al i Arabic "Yemeni revolutionary planei on reconnaissance flights over Yemen's north spotted the "Yemeni air force fighters later strafed the infiltrators, crushing versity. Walker replied sharply, tainly when asked if he was guilty of the against him. Supporters who had crowded into the conference room shouted ap- proval. Walker had no complaint about his treatment at the U.S. Medical Center. "They couldn't have been more he said, nil iMcUaa tie" against Saudi Arabian forces on Yemen's northern frontier. The United Arab Republic gov ernment-controlled radio, quoting reports from Sana, the Yemeni capital of Sallal's 12-day-old re- publican regime, said the battle "was still raging at noon today and the outcome is so far un- known." Saudi Arabia promptly denied the Cairo report, calling it ridicu- lous. Mecca radio said no troops were massing on either side of the Saudi-Yemen) frontier. Cairo radio, which been voicing of intervention by Saudi King Saud In Ye- whet or men. the batlto involved Yemeni throne by provoking Ye- men's powerful northern tribe into marching against Sana. The radio, in its report of the fighting, said: "A series of skirm- ishes occurred in northern Yemen during the last 48 hours when Saudi Arabian infiltrators, mostly from King Saud's royal guard, were attempting to reach the northern Yemeni town of Sada, some SO miles from Saudi Arabia's Southern frontier." "Infiltrators carrying arms and large amounts of money tried to bribe tribes Into throwing their support behM Al Hassan in the Sada area. most of them. Those who sur- vived immediately surrendered to the approaching Yemeni ground troops. Yemeni revolutionary command then rushed wireless, equipped armed reinforcement.' the northern border and used transport planes to carry troops to the remote mouotaioouj jorcier positions. "These latel spotted the vanguard of massive) Saudi Arabian troop concentra- tions moving MTOM the frontier and quickly became engaged the advancing Up to (Me) oday the outcome wat Ml known."   

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