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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 122 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 16, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS ijwunHVOfl i....... Will Watson got "appreciated" by some experts last week when Abilene Lions set aside their meeting to his honor. A parade of speakers told of his long years of service in Abilene, his work as a Lion, as a West Texas Fair official, as "Sheriff of the Hardin-Sim- Bions Cowboy Band. Some of them said real nice things about the kind and color- ful Mr. Watson. Tien some of his best buddies took charge and gave the sheriff a real working over. They attempted to develop the thesis that Sheriff is economical. They ribbed him good and Sheriff enjoyed it more than anybody else. Gib Sandefer, son of the late H-SU Prexy Sandefer and ex- manager of the Cowboy Band, dropped in at the luncheon en route from his New Mexico ranch to his Washington, D. C., home to tell yarns about Sheriff. Gib told of the time he and Sheriff and the band went to Europe in the '20's. Gib said his dad knew he (Gib) was harebrained so asked Sheriff to take along plenty of money in case the band ran short. The band did and Gib said he hit Sheriff up for a loan. Sheriff dug down deep into that secret pocket and pulled out a fat wallet. "But I was Gib said. "I had a stick all ready and killed those greybeard rats that jumped out when Sheriff opened his moneybag." Jim Conlan, Fair president, said Sheriff used to have one re- ward for all his Fair efforts. Breakfast. Sheriff used to go of a morn- ing, Conlan declared, over to the poultry display, collect a couple of eggs from under a co- operative hen, take them to the Methodist booth and coax the ladies to cook his breakfast. One time, Conlan said, Fair officials ganged up and started a rumor where it would get back to Sheriff. Rumor was the own- er of a champion hen was irate because someone was stealing eggs. Eggs from this hen, rumor had it, were worth fifty bucks apiece and the owner was hunt- ing someone to collect. The rumor simply ruined Sheriff's breakfast, Conlan said. Wally Akin, who has sat next to Sheriff at Lions meetings for 28 years, said Mr. Watson is rich but lacks being as rich as he should be. Wally un- hinged himself, and the Lions, with this tale: Until a few years ago Lions operated at Christmastime a "Mile of Dimes" effort at N. 2d and Pine to collect money for club charity. Sheriff manned tiie mike most of the time. Sheriff then officed in back of Barnes Williams Store, in part of what is now the downtown mall layout. One day one of Sheriff's rent- ers came in to pay his and Mr. Watson wasn't in. "He's down at the Lions Friend Charlie Barnes said. "I'll take the money and give it to him." The renter left the money, Barnes pocketed it and in a few minutes ambled down Pine. Sheriff, keeping the Lions' mike hot, saw him coming. "Here comes old Charlie he announced to the world. "Help the poor folks at Christmas, Charlie. .Don't pass 'em by... You may be poor someday yourself.. .Don't pass 'em by... Put it all down on the board, Charlie." "You really mean it, Will? Put it all Mr. Barnes asked. "Sure, Charlie, put it all down, help the poor folk over the hill at Christmas." Charlie did. He gave all Sher- iff's From the way Will laughed Wally's tale it could have been true. NEWS SICTION A Obttinritt 2 SICTION MWI 4 11 HONORARY DOCTORATES Candidates for honorary doctor of divinity de- grees, the Rev. John English of Childress, district superintendent of the Chil- dress District, left, and the Rev. Frank Charlton, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church in Abilene, right, chat with Dr. J. M. Willson Sr. of Floydada, chairman of the McMurry board of trustees, at luncheon in the McMurry dining hall be- fore the degrees were conferred at the Willson Lectures Monday night. (Staff Photo) WILLSON LECTURES Need for God In Lives Cited With a ringing plea to return od to the individual lives o America, 0r. Gaston Foote of For Vorth Monday night openec our days of lectures on the Me rturry .College campus as he spoki o several hundred students, visit ng Methodist ministers, laymen board members and Ab- lene residents. Dr. Foote, pastor of the F i r s t Methodist Church of Fort Worth s the Pastor's and Laymen's School lecturer in the twin pro gram being presented this week at McMurry. Dr. Lance Webb jastor of the North Broadway rlethodist Church in Columbus 5hio, is the Willson Lecturer anc vill appear for the first time al a.m. Tuesday. The Monday evening lecture rogram was highlighted by the presentation of honorary doctor f divinity degrees to the two out- landing Methodist ministers of the Vorthwcst Texas Conference. The ecipients were the Rev. Frank D. Charlton, pastor of St. Paul Meth- odist Church of Abilene, and the lev. John English, district super- ntendent of the Childress District nd former pastor of First Meth- xlist Church, Abilene. Dr. Foote climaxed his address Monday night with the pertinent uotation, "If God lives, nothing else matters; if God does not live, othing matters." His topic for the opening lee- ure was "God, a Paramount Ne- essity." Throughout history people have randered about God, have found lim in the heavens, found Him in ature. Others have searched estlessly for Him, have wonder- d if He really lived, have felt lone in a vast universe, Dr. Foote aid. There have been many ames and many descriptions for !im, he said. That He lives cannot be denied, e said. "John Glenn didn't feel he added, saying that merica's astronaut knew He was iero in his pace. journey through In the past 50 years, Dr. Foote Related picture, Pg. 2-B Ike Critical Of Foreign Policy Stand Attainted Press 11 F May Face Ship Quarantine Berlin-Cuba Deal Ruled Oul by U.J. By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. au :horities flatly ruled out Monda any Berlin-Cuba deal with the So viet Union and predicted the Ger man issue may become a firsl class crisis by Christmas. Soviet Premier Khrushchev was aid to have indicated that he wil esume his push for a Berlin set lement following the Nov. 6 U.S lections. The Kremlin's idea o Western forces ut of West unaccept ble to the West. The fear expressed by U.S. of ieials is that the Soviet Union may overstep in its next Berlin rive, because the Western Allies re determined not to be pushei ut. It was admitted here, however hat the British do not show a: much concern as the American; over the danger of the German By DONALD M. ROTHBERG ispute's growing acute by the end the running of the world, leaving God out of it. "And never in his- tory has there been so much blood-letting, so much he said. He said the world's scientists, its educators, its physicians and psychiatrists, and ils welfare ex- perts have told us that man can- not live without God. "A great host of forces in our day are saying, 'we must have Dr. Foote said. Man by himself cannot control BOSTON Presi- dent Dwight D. Eisenhower, re- sponding to President Kennedy's recent criticisms of Republican toreign policy in the 1950s. .Mon- day night unleashed his strongest attack to date on the Democratic administration's conduct of for- eign affairs. Eisenhower termed the Kennedy administration's performance dreary foreign policy of the pasl 21 sad to talk about.' He told a cheering partisan throng of that, "recently in my home state (Pennsylvania) the awesome forces of atomic pow- we were told by the President himself that during eight years of Republican administration our foreign policy drifted aimlessly about." Eisenhower said "When he con- tinued in a strange departure from fact, that during the past 21 months, a new and firm and for- ward-moving foreign policy had been developed. "This was news, indeed, to all of us who have been following the ews." Eisenhower told the audience who paid a plate for a "birthday with Ike" dinner, cele- orating Eisenhower's 72nd birth- day: "Personally, I have been careful in all my speeches to keep current foreign policy out of par- ;isan debate, but when a charge is made for purely political pur- charge that indeed should be stated in er, he said. "The destiny of hu- See LECTURES, Pg. 4-A, Col. 4 Heavy Schedule Planned Today Three lectures, another in a series of seminars, an open house, and a meeting of the McMurry College Board of are Mi the agenda Tuesday as the Villson Lecture week picks up ull steam on the McMurry cam- us. Dr. Lance Webb, the Willson ..ecturer, speaks at 9 a.m. on 'In Finding Out Who I fol- owed at 2 p.m. by Dr. Gaston roote, the Pastor's and Laymen's School speaker, on "God's Busi- ness." At 7 p.m. Dr. Foote will man has taken unto himself day. and the Truth. Open house for McMurry's new C. E. Maedgen Building is sched- iled at 8 p.m., immediately after he evening lecture. The public is nvited to the open house, as well as to all the lectures. The McMurry Board of Trus- ees will convene at a.m. in the board room of the Maedgen Building with Dr. J. M. Willson Sr. of Floydada, chairman, pre- iding. Three more lectures are sched- uled Wednesday and one Thurs- again speak, this time on "God must seriously question the ad- visability of a continued silence." "The dreary record of the past 21 months is too sorry to talk Eisenhower said heatedly. Defending the foreign policy of lis administration, he said: "In :hose eight years we lost no inch of ground to tyranny. We wit- nessed no abdication of responsi- bility. We accepted no compro- mise of pledged word or with- drawal of principle. No walls were built. No threatening foreign >ases were established. One war was ended and incipient wars 'were blocked." of this year. This word was given to some 500 American newspaper, radii and television editors attending a State Department-sponsored brief ing by high U.S. officials on for eign policy. The two-day conference wai opened by Secretary of State Dean Rusk and the closing speak er Tuesday is scheduled to be President Kennedy. Under the rules governing the semiannual briefing, none of the speakers could be identified by name but the information they gave could be reported in news stories. State Department press officer Lincoln White put on the recorc the U.S. rejection of any package deal with Moscow on Berlin anc Cuba. Published reports had saic the Russians intimated they would ease up in their Cuban activities in return for concessions on Ber- lin. White quoted a Sept. 30 state- ment by Rusk that "You cannot support freedom in one place by surrendering freedom in an- and added that no Berlin- a bargain had been offered to United States. If it were, White continued, such an offer "would be kicked right out of the window so fast it would make your head swim." Specifically ruled out at this :ime were a U.S. invasion of :uba, a blockade, recognition of i Cuban government in exile, or creation of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization type inter- American military command to deal with Cuba. One or another of these actions las been urged in the course of the public debate over Cuba. I 17.8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Hap, Pr. 3-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius mites) Clear to partly cloudy Wednesday. Cooler both Tuesday S Wednesday. Hixb Tuesday and Wednea day 75 to 807Tow Tuesday niltht 55 60. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear (AP) The cloudy Tueday and Wednesday, Chance ol isolated thundersnowers southeast Tuesday afternoon. Cooler north States was reported planning to go ahead with a crack- day and Wednesday. Hun Tuesday 74 northwest 85 on Fidel Castro's Commu- NORTHWEST TEXAS-Clear to cloudy Tuesday. Cloudy Wednesday with regime in Cuba through a sional light showers west Wednesday afternoon. Cooler Tuesday. Cooler on ships in the Soviet- Tuesday night. Cooler Wednesday. trade. Tuesday 68 north 84 south. SOUTHWEST TE-XAS-CJear to course, an informed U.S. and cooler Tuesday. Cloudy and cooler Tuesday night and Wednesday with said, may take shape few showers Wednesday. High this week and have a 80-90 north 9C-98 smith. area of cooperation from I.Mon. a.m. Mon. p.m. 75 of this country's allies in 70 Europe. 69 ___ 95 69 5-00 quarantine on ships lending themselves to Cuba's trade in 571 7-00 or other goods with Soviet- 73 76 ____ i 76 80 10-00 countries was described as a major item in the Kennedy S3 87 High and low for 24-hours ending plan to make aid p.m.: 95 and Cuba as expensive as possible and the Soviet Union and its satel- Sunset last night: sunrise sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m. M Marfin aecictant Humidity at 9 p.m.: 61 per cent. .muixuj, Khrushchev May Attend UN By PRESTON fraternal support to Mao MOSCOW (API-Soviet as a Communist leader thrushchev still is seriously second to himself at the sidering attending the moment he sends fighter J.N. General Assembly in to India to be used against York but hasn't yet made up soldiers. the major drawback comes From Soviet and to home. Soviet agricul- sources, both East and West, and to a lesser degree its come nearly identical reports, are in a sorry state. that matter which way the gov- The projected trip is on turns in its farm pro- mind of the Soviet leader but the answer always seems all things have developed in same. The farms are not pro- way that would send him to the way they might, and Jnited Nations as a result is rising prices for food Communist hero. To a degree, lower quality and in short played that role in 1960 when eliberately set out to Khrushchev bitterly President Dwight D. much of the crop short- But this year he has two on farmers who let crops go roubles on his mind, of a waste, he is in a measure on tic and semidomestic nature, ground. Farm management won't cure fast. One is Red the Soviet kind would bankrupt or his relations with the landholders. This year, Communist camp are as last year, and the year jut good. He is even caught in that and the year before strange see-saw. He is obliged literally thousands of ma- HE SHOULD'VE STAYED IN have lain idle in the tields ior lack of repair. The local crews don't look after them, and when a limited num- try to do something about it, MEXICO CITY (AP) run into another stumbling ambulance Gustavo And there the responsibil- Hernandez was driving shifts. They can't buy spare ed with an automobile. for Communist love nor got in a police car to get money. The parts the station, but that not been manufactured. The also collided with another. there spirals all the way police jeep picked up the top. and the other motorists, the industrial side, plant collded with a taxi. disturbed at the in- made it to the station, but there got his finger inefficiency of the sup- in a SOVIET, Pg. 4-A, Col, 4 secretary of state for Inter-Ameri- can affairs, said in a weekend radio interview that the Soviet Union's aid to Cuba is now cost- ing the U.S.S.R. about million a day. He indicated the Kremlin would find Castro's government an increasingly onerous burden. In addition, U.S. officials be- lieve Cuba has become a distinct liability to Communists from a propaganda standpoint in Latin America. The economic failure of the Castro regime, and what they call the worst dictatorship any hemisphere nation ever has known are given as sufficient reasons to discourage any appeal communism might have had, even to masses of the illiterate. The shipping quarantine on Cuba, expected to be announced shortly, would include these measures: Close all U.S. ports to ships of any country whose vessels carry war materials to Cuba; Deny U.S. government cargoes to ships of any company vessels are used in trade behree Cuba and the Communist bloc; Prohibit U.S. shipping firms from engaging in -the Cuban trade; Close U.S. ports to any ship arrying Soviet goods to Cuba. U.S. officials have indicated there have been no really serious objections to the quarantine plan irom allied governments. As for other facets of the U.S.- Cuba policy, the Kennedy admin- stration is represented as holding o these ideas: 1. This is no time for any mill- :ary invasion by the United States alone, or in cooperation with other hemisphere republics. But the United States reserves its right to do so at any time the military buildup in Cuba appears o becoming one endangering the United States. 2. A blockade of Cuba does not appear desirable at this time, since it would be regarded under international practice as an act of war. 3. It does not appear practical to try and equip an exile army [or invasion of Cuba, since an amphibious invasion is a difficult maneuver, not suited to such s force at this time. 4. There is no plan to recognize a government in exile, because might tie the hands of the United States should a responsi- ble force arise within Cuba to fight the Castro regime. 5. A military buildup of Carib- bean nations to create a North Atlantic Treaty Organization-type force against Cuba does not ap- pear practical, since it would bt very costly. Extra Gun Salute for Ben Bella WASHINGTON (AP) Caroline Kennedy and pals were in for a talking-to Mon- day for hollering "Bang! when cannon went off in ceremonial salute to Pre- mier Ahmed Ben Bella of Al- geria. Referring to the shrill ac- companiment of the children's voices, Kennedy told news- men with a grin: "We will talk about that this after- noon." This apparently meant Car- oline and classmates in the White House kindergarten were going to be told In no uncertain terms that when fa- ther is pulling out ill the stops in greeting distin- guished foreign visitor, chil- dren mutt not be beard. There was obviously high excitement in the kindergar- ten. The class apparently was meeting in a room off the sec- ond floor balcony overlook- ing the broad south lawn of the White House where an honor guard of troops, a mil- itary band, and saluting can- nons were posted. Each time the cannon belched fire and smoke there was an answering cry of from the balcony. Then, while Kennedy and the Algerian chief of state re- viewed the troops and color guard, the military com- mands were echoed by the kindergarten class. There was amusement among the press, spectators MM mo MM the diplo- matic corps. But Kennedy and the youthful looking Ben Bella spoke their ceremonial lines without cracking a smile. All the while, small John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr, watched the show from the nearby rose garden. His mother crouched down to hold her arms around him so that he would not be frightened by the booming cannon. Ben Bella was the first for- eign leader to receive the cer- emonial salute on the White House grounds. Kennedy de- cided to try this arrangement In the belief that the airport, where such greetings have been given previously, was in- appropriate because of oolsn and confuitai VIP SPECTATORS While President Kennedy was his son, John F. Jr., and the First Lady. Mrs. Kennedy giving a red carpet welcome to Algerian Premier tried to give the boy a view of the ceremony without Ahmed Ben Bella on the White House south grounds being observed behind a hedgerow in White Monday, bad two important but thy spectators House TOM garden. (AP Wires note)   

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