Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1962, Abilene, Texas MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 1 82ND YEAR, NO. 115 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9, 196 09 IN TWO SECTIONS Auocbttd PAGE ONE KatharynDuffj It is the time of year, A. Patterson of Valley View, Runnels County, to prepare the trough, the hopper that is need- ed for the initial step toward the home manufacture of next year's supply of soap. From the hopper will come, eventually, the lye. And lye plus grease will equal the soap used by coun- less generations, a product hard in form, grey-white in color, strong in odor and rectangular in shape. Fancy though the modern soaps may be, the old chemical formula has not been repealed. Soap comes from the action of alkali on fat or fat acids. Lye, the alkaline ingredient, comes for some years now in a can. But lye for use by the frontier family came out of the hopper, Mr. Patterson reports, through leaching. The hopper was hammered to- gether with one end open. It was set on a rock foundation so that the open end was about two inches lower than the dosed end. It was all ready before cold weather hit. Then, when fire- building time came, it was used as container for the ashes from wood fires. About the first of March, Mr. Patterson recounts, the trough would be full of ashes. "Then you'd begin to pour wa- ter on the ashes. "Not too much water.. .give it time to wet and soak the ashes. "In a few days the lye began to drip out and run slowly into a bucket set under the open end of the trough." That's the way you got Mr. Patterson says. And when you had about U gallons -of it you poured it into the wash pot. To the lye water you added about eight pounds of fat meat scraps or cracklings. (Savvy "Then build a fire and when the mixture begins to boil stir occasionally with a stick. When it gets thick, drop a little on a plank to test. If it is thick enough to set, pull the fire away from the pot "The next morning with a knife cut the soap into the de- sired pieces." And one other note about soap-making: The longer the lye and grease boil, the harder the soap will be. That's the way it once was. But a "new fashioned" lye soap, we are qflvised. Mrs. Ed Vantreese of the Hedges community northwest of Abilene provides the recipe: 'Take a three-pound shortening can full of grease drippings. Strain and pour into a large pan. Add a can of lye from the store. Add a quart of water. Stir and let set. (No cooking necessary.) Cut into pieces. The soap should be nearly dead white in color and smell pretty good. Lye soap didn't let tender skin stay it wasn't much fun to shave with it, Mr. Patter- son said. But some beauty operators say lye soaping is a fine way to shampoo hair. It leaves the hair clean and sparkling if they just had lye soap and if customers were but brave enough to endure. f..... DOUBLING UP Gauchos, the cowboys of the Argen- tine pampas, make their cow ponies carry double as they and their wives, dressed in their finery, ride into the square in front of the Lujan church. Lujan, site of the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Lujan, Argentina's patron saint, was the focal point of a pilgrimage by the gauchos of Buenos Aires province on the week- end of Sept. 20. (AP Wirephoto) Bank Held Up At GoUthwafte GOLDTHWAITE (AP) A lom robber, so nervous he refused to How the cashier to open the cas! rawer, robbed the Mills County ,ate Bank of between and in cash and about the same mount in checks Monday. He eluded bank employes ant hers who pursued him down an Oley. (A man fitting the description the bank robber was seen hitch king out of Abilene Monday aft rnoon. Archie Jefferies of 3526 tomb Threat farmed Hoax A crank bomb call caused the 'acuation of 350 employes from S. Time Corp.'s location at 18 Pecan Monday afternoon. No plosives were found during a orough search by police anc remen. Police received a telephone call .out p.m., stating that the mb was set to explode at m. The company was notified d the building was cleared of orkers, mostly women, "in less ani four said Det. Lt. V. Strickland. The search was headed by rickland and District Fire Chief wing Nelson, who checked out e building for more than an ur. A fire truck also was called stand by. U. S. Time Manager Henry Or- ni, who told Strickland the call as the first of its type he recall- said the plant would be open r business as usual Tuesday money loroing. Grape St. told police that he pick ed up the man, who was carry ing a duffle bag, north of th brick plant on the Anson high way, and let him out in Anson about p.m. (Jefferies told police that th man said he had just been releas ed from the Air Force and wa en route to Oklahoma City. The in formation was turned over to cal FBI agents who were investi gating the tip Monday night.) W. T. Duren, bank president ;ave this account: The tall man, who wore blui leans and carried a pack on hi, jack, entered the bank abou a.m. and loitered in the lob by. Mrs. Velda Johnson, a secre- ary, called Duren's attention ti the man and said, "They're a lit le scared of that man ovei there." The man went to a desk, wrote note and walked to the cage of Mrs. June Roberts, who had >ecome suspicious and left her post. The man then walked to the cage of cashier Victor Williams pointed a pistol at him and shovec note through the window. The note demanded money and no noise "or I will kill you." At the same time, vice president Uenn Carter tried to telephone he sheriff and B. W. Newman an Internal Revenue Service agent who was in the bank ran to lis car for a gun. Williams started to open the ash drawer. "Don't do said the man 'ith the gun. "You want the money, don't Williams asked. The man pointed to a canvas sack on the counter, took and fled. Two Eost German Refugees Shot by Red Border Guards t Berlin mer By CARL HARTMAN BERLIN (AP) Communist for border guards shot and apparent ly killed two East German refu- gees trying to swim the Spree The River to the West Monday night before the horrified eyes of one of the mothers. l_ie Eaot German guards tin turned their fire on Wert police car had rushed to the fire on Uw Wart bank. Berlin police returned the fire. More Dun 90 sounded In the exchange, moat coming (ram the Communlit side. The ihootlng broke out few houn after Soviet MthorltlM snubbed Western afaliut Die GcmiM banini o. tmbulMN Uylnf to ter EM. Bcrilfi BUM BMV UM walk _ w-m-Ud i to hdp a wvundtd rnandof The refugees made their break of the West near the Oberbaum Bridge, which crosses the Spree between East and West Berlin, bridge has been closed to traffic for year., but a few resi- in the area still are per- mitted to walk across it. Police reported that one swim- was apparently hit by the and dfawned. A witness re- ported seeing a second swimmer In the water with feet in the alr- eilher hit by the gunfire or diving to avoid it. But hours afterward, there still no trace of either. Two East Gorman patrol boats took up ttrt search for the bodies. On the Wot side, a German Red Crow ambulance and hei- Mia am- -UN hy. Aft Mid tot mttlMr itcofnin. of the refugees was wait- ing for him on the Western bank. After feeing her son shot, she col- lapsed and was taken to a West Berlin hospital, the informant said. American soldiers also turned up briefly on the scene. The Wettern protest over the ambulance Incident got oily as far ai a Sovitt protocol officer. O. S. Panin, Soviet protocol officer in East Berlin, listened to a reading of the British-American- French protest by Ralph BanfleM, British protocol officer. Then he told Banfield the matter con- cerned not the Soviets hut the "German Democratic Republic" East German re- ghm which UK Weil Dallas Flash Flood Called Worst Seen Anti-Castro Group Attacks Gates at UN UN story, Pg. NEW YORK ans along a westerly route awa rom the United Nations, but di pile this 15 or 20 of. them workee leir way to Hammarskjold Plaz and a second fight with pro-Cas ro demonstrators. Mounted policemen and nigh) :ick swinging foot patrolmen topped it. Dorticos, whose speech was in Trupted several times by disor era in the spectator galleries ad been gone for more than hree hours when the clash oc urred outside. Police is arrival and departure so dis reetly that few of the more than 80 anti-Castro pickets were ware of his movements. One of the pro-Castro demon rators was struck on the heat ith a rock and others were pum meled with fists before police ould halt the melee. Earlier, officers had picked up man who ran up to Dorticos imousine and tried to release igeons as, he said, "a symbo peace. The Cuban fighting appeared fi CARS STACKED UP Flash floods that followed an early morning downpour swept cars off streets in several sections of Dallas Monday. Shown here after water started subsiding is a large car that was swept onto the hood of a compact in the north part of Dallas. (AP Wirephoto) ally to have been put down after broke out a third time. Pro-Castro demonstrators hat arted to stack their placards gainst a tree when the rotten- gg barrage began. Many of the ;gs had been injected with a red and small containers of red saint or dye also splattered on e street. tified. He was identified as Cristoval Quilimaco, son of Mr. and Mrs Epefanio G. Quilimaco of Munday Highway Patrolman Mac Stou :aid late Monday night that a motorist hit the child near Mini day city limits on Highway 277 near the Circle The youngster femeni Force Makes Attack CAIRO royalists aimed Monday their forces were vancing with negligible resist ee in a two-prong counterattack ainst the revolutionary regime at ousted the monarchy and pro- aimed a republic. There was no immediate con- rmation of the .royalist report. In the revolutionary-controlled pital, Sana, Associated Press respondent David Lancashire Jorted the ancient, mud-walled y was calm despite reports of rmishes along the Saudi Arabi- frontier. fndicfitions mounted, however, at the Yemeni revolution had t faced its final test. The revo- ionary regime extended the ope of the conflict by .accusing itain along with hostile Saudi abia of aggression. Old Arab rivalries were coming the fore in the Yemeni issue, mman radio Monday night an- unced that Jordan's King n has promised his support to Yemeni royalists. It did not y, however, whether the support uld be only political or extend military aid. The United Arab Republic, long rival of Jordan not and been back- UM Ole Miss Cafeteria Window Broken After Negro Enters OXFORD, Miss. win- dow was broken in the University of Mississippi cafeteria after James H. Meredith, a Negro, en- tered the building Monday night. The rock, which shattered one pane of the window, apparently came from a crowd of about 270 students outside the front of the 2-Year-Old Boy Killed At Munday MUNDAY (RNS) A two-year- old Latin American boy was ratally injured here Monday about p.m. when he was struck by a motorist who has not been iden- building. No one was hurt by the falling glass. Meredith left the cafeteria by a rear door for his apartment in Baxter Hall. Some students then turned their attention to an auto which fed- eral officials had been using. They let the air out of two tires and this aroused the ire of an official who yelled to the students that the car was federal property. He was met by boos and catcalls. "What's the matter, white one student yelled. "You lost your The crowd then began to dwin- dle away. The incident came after a day of quiet. Meredith, 29, began his second week of classes withou incident and a Justice Depart ment attorney who accompaniet him said the scene at the stu dent's first class was the quietes yet. Two marshals trailed some 30-40 feet away. The Army said it was pulling out some troops from nearb; Columbus, Miss., and Memphis Tenn., the first withdrawal o regular federal forces brough into the integration struggle. At the same time, the Army said it planned to release another Mississippi National Guards- men Tuesday night. The Pentagon See OLE MISS, Pg. 4-A, Col. Inn Cafe, taken to :_ r 'i i v _... oallKB IM uiuwit iiuuiitj Knox County Hospital in Knox biggest with inches while Robert Lee City and was pronounced dead on arrival. Funeral arrangements are pend- ng at McCauley Funeral Home here. and Cisco reported 2.50 and 2.40 official .27-inch. Patrolman Stout said that road- inches respectively. Cisco receiv- jlocks were set up shortly after ed its largest amount of rain dur- he accident, but that officers had made no arrests late Monday. ing the noon hour Monday, while Rising Star recorded its heaviest as well as Texas Rangers and rep- resentatives from the Liquor Control Board. Munday Police Chief Joel W. rtassey was also involved in the investigation of the mishap. Charles McCauley of McCauley funeral Home said that the young boy was apparently following sev- ral of his brothers on the high- ray when he was hit by the motorist. Stout indicated that investiga- on into the incident would con- nue. NEWS INDEX 9 to Nil Of fci SUCTION A OH 4 10 Heavy Rainfall Hits Some Areas Heavy rains hit portions of the ported in the Eula area. The .Cal- West Central Texas area Monday, with the weatherman calling a halt Tuesday to the moisture in minutes for a total of 1.60 inches the Abilene area. Light rain was falling at some points in the area late Monday. Bronte in Coke County reported Inches followed closely by Putnam in Callahan County with 3.50 inch s. In Eastland County, Rising Star Assisting with the investigation drops of moisture from. 2 to 3 f the accident were officers from p.m. Eastland reported 1.75 inches Baylor, Haskell and Knox counties of rain. Small amounts of hail were re- lahan County community received 1.30 inches in a matter of a few for the day. Baird received 1.50 inches and .75 of an inch during a downpour about p.m. Bangs in Brown County record- in Coke County received 2.25 inch- es. In Runnels County, Winters recorded 1.70 inches, while neigh- boring Ballinger reported an un- San Angelo's Weather Bureau reported only a trace of moisture for the day, but reported that rains were falling at areas south and southwest of there. Eden reported 1.50 inches late Monday night. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport..........1.45 Total for Year 24.47 Normal for Year 18.40 ALBANY Trace ................42 MERKEL Sprinkle MILES.................. Trace MORAN...................50 PUTNAM ..................3.50 RISING STAR 2.50 DYESSAFB 1.07 ROBERT LEE 2.25 SANTA ANNA .50 SAN ANGELO Trace IICTION I tofi iNSON iAIRD r50 STAMFORD .............Trace .ALLINGEB .............27 THROCKMORTON ......Trace BANGS 2.SOTUSCOLA ................10 BRECKENRIDGE Trace WINTERS 1.70' BRONTE 3.M BUFFALO GAP CISCO..................... 2.40 CLYDE 1.8i EASTLAND 1.75 EDEN 1.90 EULA ELMDALE HASKELL LAWN Rain Blamed In 2 Deaths On Highways By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cloudburst-type rains struck Dallas before dawn Monday cre- ating flash floods which drove residents from their homes, washed cars off streets and para- lyzed traffic in the north portion of the city. Dallas residents called it tht worst flash flooding they ever wit- nessed. No one drowned. Two person! died in the rain area outside Dallas in traffic accidents blamed on slick highways. The rain fell at a rate of an Inch an hour for four hours be- fore slacking off. Dallas rainfall total was 4.91 inches by late afternoon. The heaviest reported rain was 7 inches at Glen Rose, in Central Texas. Corsicana was drenched with 6.68 inches during the day and Lipan, south of Fort Worth, had 5.49. High water forced the Stats Highway Department to close four roads hi Central and North Texas during the afternoon. One rescue at Dallas involved an unidentified woman of about Her car stalled and water rose rapidly. Marcus Ward, who lives nearby, pulled her free but the two could not move against the flash flood. John E. Bigler tied Ward and the woman to a street sign until a youth appeared with a rope and belt and the pair were pulled to safety. By that time, the water cov- ered the woman's car. 0. D. Miller, partment chief Dallas fire de- of communica- Jons, said debris from a road .onstruction project may have stocked a creek. When water fi- nally broke through it caused a wall of water to crash down that and other streams. Rescue units, harried by pleas for help and frustrated by high water from reaching some areas, said they could not estimate how many families evacuated their lomes. A home burned from lightning. Police said traffic jams caused by water and traffic accidents were so severe that nearly all north-south vehicle movement was halted for hours. One of the worst jams was on Central Expressway, the major irtery feeding into downtown rom the north. At one time raffic was stacked up beyond suburban Richardson, 14 miles From the center of Dallas. Killed in a freak accident at Vernon, Tex., was Helen Oracle, about 53, Dallas. A car being towed by another skidded See WEATHER, Pg. 4-A, Col. I WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEBCB WEATHER BUEEAU ABILENE; AND VICINITY itu-it miles) _ Partly slortyr emperatms Tuesday. _? vsr NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Cloudy Irougft Wednesday. Scattered thunder- bowers central and ortheasl Wednesday, W_____ ______ and noniteas! Tuesday and Wtdaaaday. south Tuesday agg Warmtf centra] partly ckwdy south Tuesday, north to fair south Wednesday, hunderahowers southesst Tuesday. ered drlizle or lUht rain lor north (__, Wednesday. Cooler tar south fuesdaft "'ariner south cooler far north ly. Hlfh Tuesday It-Si SOUTHWEST TEXAS Cloudy Tuesday ay and Wednesday. NOB. s.m 74 2, U HKb and kw lor M-howi .in.: M and 70. Hlik and low samt date k Series Tied, 2-2 Details on Pg. S-A
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.