Publication name: Abilene Reporter News
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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1962, Abilene, Texas
f Ije gftflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron A A A A A A A 82ND YEAR, NO. 123 3AV 3109 PAGE ONE ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING. OCTOBEj 9909 xa 00 glW 'R PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS !33IA83S tOUOHDIH Auociated Press (ff) U.S. Planes Lost in Viet Nam Saturday next, beginning at 8 o'clock in the evening, there will be in Public Schools Stadium a momentous gridiron encounter. The engagement will be be- tween the Cowboys of Hardin- Simmoos University, Abilene, and the Tigers of Trinity Uni- versity, San Antonio. It will be a game of more than passing importance because when it is over Hardin-Simmons will have: Broken its longest losing streak with a victory. Dented its losing streak with 8 tie. Or "won" itself a place along- side the University of Virginia and Kansas State in the national football record books. Discussion of the intricacies of football should be left to the expert, the barbershop tactician and the pressbox pundit. Discussion of Hardin Sim- hions football should, perhaps, be avoided altogether. It might appear to be rubbing salt into tender spots to dwell on H-SU's 27 consecutive losses and the fact that's but one short of the record, the 28-loss streaks the University of Virginia broke in '61 and Kansas State broke in The tender topic would not be touched but for a couple of pe- culiar aspects which might be pointed out One is the unusual position the Cowboys occupy as a "los- ing" team. True, they have been not win- rung lately at an unusual rate -and football teams are sup- posed to win. Equally true, however, they have been of late "almost win- ning." And the Cowboys, we hear, are getting more support to sup- plement the "sympathy" they have had to endure, support from both students and alumni. It has been a long drouth but drouths can be broken. The second point to be noted is that this Saturday Hardin- Simmons plays Trinity. H-SU and Trinity have met for football more or less regu- larly since the year 1919. Over the long haul, Hardin- Simmons can be happy about the lengthy series. It has won 16 times, Trinity has won five times and three games have been tied. Over the short haul, Trinity can be more pleased. McMurry edged H-SU this season, 8-8. Trinity last week beat McMurry 24-14. But, looking toward next Sat- urday, it is well to remember that Trinity has one clear dis- tinction. It is the last school Hardin- Simmons beat. For the sake of any wavering spirit among the Cowboy fans, let us quote the beginning of one football report, the last football news account H-SU could read with complete joy. It was the story of the game played in Public Schools Stadium on Nov. 1, 1959. It started thusly: "Continuing their record- breaking pace and racking up their third straight victory, the Hardin Simmons University Cowboys rode the golden arm of Quarterback Harold Stephens to a 23-15 non-conference tri- umph over Trinity's Tigers in a thrill-a-minute contest played in 40 degree weather before fans." A goodly number of people will be pulling for the Cowboys to repeat that bit of history next Saturday, THOMAS F. JOHNSON indicted congressmen FRANK W. 2 Congressmen Face Indictment BALTIMORE, Md. Rep. Thomas F. Johnson, D-Md., and Frank W. Boykin, D-Ala., were indicted Tuesday on charges of receiving money to use their influence for dismissal of a fed- eral indictment against a Mary- land savings and loan operator. A special grand jury charged their conspiracy and conflict of interest involved receipt of by Johnson and real estate trans actions of at least million in- volving toth congressmen. The indictment said com- pensation was in exchange for trying to persuade the Depart- ment of Justice to postpone trial of J. Kenneth Edlin, 64, of Miami, Fla., and ultimately dismiss his indictment of using the mails to defraud. Edlin pleaded no contest and was sentenced in April to six months and fined He was released last Wednesday from fed. eral prison in Tallahassee, Fla. Johnson, 53. will be a Demo- cratic candidate for election to a third term three weeks from Tuesday. Boykin, 77, failed to win Democratic nomination May 29 after seven terms. Boykin reached by a re- porter for the Washington-Post He said he learned of his in- dictment from a newspaper re- porter Boykin said he would return for :he arraignment and, he said, "the sooner the better." i NO APOLOGIES Barnett Soys He Upheld the Law JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Gov Ross Barnett said never has claimed he purged him self of contempt in the James H Meredith has he an apologies for his actions. "My position Barnett safe "that I have upheld the law an am not in contempt of any court. 'My conscience is th 64-year-old governor said. "I am moved only by deep and abiding ing what penalty, if any, it should affection for the welfare of all UK people of Mississippi." At Oxford, Meredith, 29, strolla o class on a quiet University of Mississippi campus. A few builc ngs away, Mississippi Arty. Gen Joe Patterson told law students hey could refuse "to socialize or fraternize with an undesirable stu dent- Patterson mentioned no name But his remark was an obvious reference to Meredith, a Negro now in his third week at the stat university. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court Appeals in New Orleans has rulei iarnett violated court orders when he blocked Meredith's ai mission into the 114-year-old, all white university. The Justice Department sai Monday that Barnet had not full; purged himself. It called fo a fine outright and L j j I nave never taken the position moments before he boarded a tot j have purged Bar commercial plane at Washington Mtt said in a statement issued to for a flight to Mobile, Ala. neys for former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker asked a federal cour additioneT "until Tuesday to reverse its order thai he undergo a psychiatric exami nation. U.S. Dist Judge-Claud Clayton had directed that Walker, facing he complies with the court's or der. newsmen from his office, "nor ave I authorized anyone to tek such a position on my behalf.' As one condition of purging liimself, the appeals court direcl ed Barnett to instruct all Missis ippi law enforcement officers and Dr. Gordon Bennett, president of McMurry College, Tuesday morning challenged the college's Board of Trustees to dedicate its resources, its abilities and its de- votion to achieving for McMurry Join him in an analysis of Me usual format of the fall report to for its help and criticism. the board, leaving the usual state- ments of progress in enrollment, buildings, budgets, campaigns, operations, plans, and the like to also to criticize in the most help- money, time, and effort into this McMurry's Spiritual, Academic Goals Linked its spiritual and academic goals. Murry's purposes as a Christian prepared material which was dis- tributed to those present. for our purpose as a Christian and educational institution am the seeking out of ways to fulfill this purpose, may we bring to re- Instead he asked the board to alization our greatest potential." (See More on Board Meeting WUlson Lectures on Pg. 10-B] The president abandoned the church related college. He asked lege every the word." 1J 'I think I am the most severe the purposes of a church college critic that McMurry said and specifically the purposes of Dr. Bennett, adding, "I invite you McMurry. "You have put much ful and constructive way you can, Only in this constant searching ProminentMerkel Man Dies at 80 WEATHER with light Cootor neiday. Winner nlfht. MERKEL (RNS) Asa T. Sheppard, 80, longtime Merkel funeral director, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sadler Clinic-Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Born March in Robinson County, he moved with his par- ents to Merkel in 1891. He grad- uated from Merkel High School and Dallas School of Embalming. Following graduation, he was associated with Behrens and Mc- Millan and A. B. Barrow, and for IS prior to his retire- ment in 1M8, he operated his own retail furniture store and funeral home. :He was married to Opal Hark- rider, Feb. 3. 1908, in San An- gelo. He was a member of the Meth. WMwSw odist Church, serving as secre- tary treasurer for approxim- ately 40 yean. He also served as a school trustee and city coun- cilman in Merkel. Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Merkel Meth. odlst Church with the Rev, How- ard Markum, pastor, and the land, both of Merkel; and one Rev. E. L. Yeates, former pas- officiating, Burial will be In ROM Hffl Cemetery under dlrec- (ton of Startack Funeral Home. Include Mt wife; fenften, W. J. ef Spring. J. D. Dallas; two sinters, Frank Hamm and Alma McFar- grandchild. His body will lie In state at the church from a p.m. until time for the servke will Dr. Bennett told the board, "We "Ston. D.C., as the other. want this to be a Christian col- He said the board should examine institution and some of us are giv- ing our lives to it. Do you not think it well that from time to time we should review the pur- poses for its He added that it was necessary to hold up precise, concrete and understandable goals for McMur ry and "at intervals through proc- esses of evaluation measure our progress toward these goals." Wesley Quoted Dr. Bennett said that John Wes- ley pointed the way when he said 'Lets us unite the two so long di- vided knowledge and vital pi- ety." The president said that any Christian seeker for truth must in his search relate it to some divine origin. He said McMurry should constantly remind her teachers, her students, her trustees, the churches and all her constituency that her goal is to relate truth to God and to show that all ultimate truth is derived from God. "Is this not a part of what John Wes- ley he asked. Dr. Bennett said McMurry must be different from other colleges. 'A few parents have insisted on their children going to college be- cause it Is the accepted thing to do. The fact that the student has ittle preparation for and ess to fo is no considera- tion. Some feel it good place to grow up and a church college should be partlc- ularty adept at curing him or her of Indolence, sdflihneM and way. warrinen. They feel aura that the seeds of ambition will be planted and the child will be re- urned home In nine months a ftanged permn. All that has been written hi ttili particular theme to what education officials to cease resistance and cooperate with the federal govern- ment to preserve order on the campus. The Justice Department Barnett's attorneys had shown no evidence the governor has done this. The appeals court, composed of Southern judges, is now consider- 2 Shot Down; 3 Fliers Dead By MALCOLM W. BROWNE invoke against Barnett if it rules he has failed to purge himself of contempt A decision is expected this week. Barnett, who twice physically barred Meredith's enrollment, said all his actions were taken "because of my duty to obey my oath as governor." 'VIOLATES RIGHTS' ,Td egregation riots here Sept. 30 je examined to see if he is men- ally conpetent to stand trial. In a motion filed here Tuesday, falker's attorneys charged thai be court's order "violates the institutional rights" of Walker. Walker, arrested here Oct. 1 md sent to the Springfield, Mo., ederal medical center, was freed ix days later on bond with le stipulation that he undergo le psychiatric examination. In Dallas, Tex., Tuesday, Dr. L. Stubblefield, the psychia- .rist designated to examine Walk- r, said he would ask two other psychiatrists to help him deter mine how to go about it. Dr. Stubblefield of the Univer- ity of Texas' Southwestern Med- cal School was named as one psy- lu'atrist. The government named r. Winfred Overholser of Wash- Dr. Overholser's name was withdrawn after protests by Walt er's lawyers, who said Dr. Over- lolser has a history eek commitments. Judge Clayton issued a second rder listing only Dr. Stubblefield and giving him authority to con- sult with anyone else he wished. Tuesday, Dr. Stubblefield said, The amended order is not plain." He said he will consult Thurs- ay with Dr. Andrew Watson, rofessor of psychiatry of the niversity of Michigan, and Dr. itus Harris, retiring professor of sychiatry at exas. the University of The consultation, said Dr. Stub- lefield, will be to determine what In their opinion will be a reason- Km I DIES IN CRASH Capt. Terry Denver Cordell, above, was kill-d ed in the crash of a plane being used as a target spotter y during combat operations in Viet Nam. Capt. Cordell was a the son of the former mayor y of Sanford, Fla., J. T. Cordell.