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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               H-SU 14 Trinity 25 McMurry ACC 7 Atkams OMoSI. Tarn. M AM IS Met 17 black Kimas 2J I. Ted SUNDAY "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKFrrn YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 127 ABILEN iUKNING, OCTOBER 21, PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS 19 Said Lost In Ship Fire Associated Press (ff) By BEN THOMAS LUTCHER, La., (AP) The Norwegian motor tanker Boheme and a string of oil barges into each other in the predawn Mississippi River fog Saturday. One person was known dead, but reports on the missing conflicted. The Coast Guard said 19 were lost and feared killed after the crash some 30 miles upstream from New Orleans. N. D. Trosdair, a parish (coun- ty) fire marshal who boarded the ship, said 19 men were believed trapped in a burnt hold. Shipping officials said 17 were missing from the tanker's crew of 47. Flaming oil from the string of four barges spread across the riv- er and explosions shook the ton tanker, laden with a high oc- tane solvent. Panic-stricken crewmen leaped Into the blazing oil-covered wa- ters. People on the shore heard Chief Roy A. Breaux of Vacherie, across the river from Lutcher. He was at the scene soon after the crash. "The whole sky lit Breaux said. "The fog was so thick we couldn't see a thing for time except the fire. We could hear those poor people hollering for help." The dead and ing one of, five women worked as a galley stewardesses were all from the 6-year-olc tanker. Crewmen of the tug Bon- nie D, hauling the barge train were reported safe. Breaux quoted tanker skipper Gjlstad as saying he spoltec Le barges and tow on his radar screen, but couldn't prevent the collision. Gjlstad said he blew his varning siren repeatedly. Sheriff Gordon Martin James Parish who spoke ivith a number of crewmen, said le was told the oil barges had broken loose from the tow. their screams. Eight were hospitalized. The collision occurred a.m. authorities said. Hours later, rescuers fished from the riv- er a crewman's body identified as 65, Copenhagen, Crewmen said the collision oc- jcurred close to the river's west about j bank and the Norwegian ship was Hans Wollsen, Denmark. Flames belched from a gaping apparently hit near her bow. Gjlstad turned his ship from the barges and headed toward the east bank. He beached the tanker with her bow into the bank. The ijtug went aground on the west hole in the tanker's starboard bow j bank. One barge sank and three and from her superstructure at others moored on the west bank, midafternoon. j burning themselves out. "I'mafraid they (missing men) are either trapped in there or are in the water, said Fire BEACHED TANKER still rises from the Norwegian tanker The Boheme seven hours after the tanker struck two oil barges and exploded near Lutcher, La. The shattered bow is nosed against the bank. One person was known dead and 19 were feared killed when trapped in the hold. (AP Wirephoto) FIVE KILLED Front Triggers Storm in State NEWS flesulf of Trip ALGIERS Premier Ahmed Ben Bella returned today to Algeria, evidently pleased with the results of his two-week trip to New York, Washington and Havana. In a statement at Maison 3Ianche Airport, he expressed sat-sfaction with his visit to the United States and "the mutual understanding during my talk with President Kennedy." THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A vigorous cool front movec southeastward over Texas Saturday setting off heavy rains that contributed to five deaths. A car and gravel truck collide; near Arlington, just outside Fort Worth, leaving five dead and three critically injured. Heavy rains up to 4.00 inches fell in the South Texas watersheds of the upper Nueces and Frio rivers, closing some roads north of Uvalde. The Corpus Christ! Weather Bureau said the rains would result in some flash flooding on trifau- SECTION Obltuoriti 5 SECTION B Amultmentt Radio-TV TV Scour 9 To Your Good Health 9 Farm news, market! 11 SECTION C Women's news 1-10 SECTION Church news POLITICAL taries of the two rivers and close some low water crossings. Medina in the same general area had 3.20 inches of rain. Leakey measured1 1.30 inches, Rocksprings 1.80 and Camp Wood .50. Scattered light frost was Chinese Troops Assault Border Both Sides Have Heavy Casualties By ALAN M. KENNEDY NEW DELHI, India Vave after wave of howling Red Chinese troops firing burp-guns under thundering mortar cover Irove Indian soldiers back on two ronts Saturday along their dis- juted Himalayan border. Both ides reported heavy casualties in ie battles that began before awn and continued after dark. The Indian government said the Chinese threw one, possibly two ivisions into an attack on Indian Msitions along a 15-mile front two liles up in the snow-covered [imalayas on India's northeast rontier. Three Indian outposts rere reported captured as the hinese drove south across the am Kha (Kechilang) River. Indian troops retreated to posi- ons as much as four miles south f the line India claims as its Borders. India had maintained outposts within a mile of that line. On the other fighting front, in he Chip Chap Valley of tsdakh 900 miles to the northwest, Indian oldiers fell back from one am wssibly a second outpost before he Chinese onslaught. Indian troops were said to be egrouping in both areas and In- pre-jdian Defense Minister V.K. Krish- dicted for the upper Panhandle na Menon, frequent champion of during the night where lows down Red China, vowed that India will New Charter Protects Rights, Omits Pressure When preparing the proposed new Abilene city charter, the 15 man Charter Commission spen many laboroiis hours of their 28 regular meetings discussing rights of citizens, voters and em ployes of the city. Dr. John Stevens, assistanl president of Abilene Christian Col lege, spoke plainly the feelings of other commissioners during one of the extended talks on these subjects. "We can't be too careful when deciding on the individual rights of the people of he said From these meetings came many protective provisions foi citizens, carrying out the theme "It is a peoples' OPEN RECORDS The proposed charter, which will be voted on Nov. 6 in the general election, contains such safety provisions as the initiative and referendum, all records open to the public, public meetings ol all government boards, plus others. One of the most prominent pro- tections deals with political acti- vity of city employes. On the surface, this provision, which appears in sections 137, 138 and 139 of the proposed charter, seems to be a limiting provision to city workers. This was the problem discussed by the 15-member board when drafting the new suggested city document: Should the charter contain a provision that limited the political life of city e ployes? Members Divided At first, the commission was divided on the matter. City Man- ager Bob Tinstman met with com- mitsioners and explained Abilene had an administrative policy pro- hibiting political activity. Some commissioners contended feat employes should be kept en- tirely out of politics. Others said activity should be limited only on a local basis and still others said there should be no restrictions. All commissioners agreed, how- ever, that they did not want to see a political group in control of Abilcne's city government. Be- cause of an elective official's or appointed otficer's position, they said, the power of the office should not be an influence ovei city employes. After further discussion, they agreed, too, that the proposed charter should not impair the em- ploye participation in state and national politics. Emphatically, they emphasized that, in no way, should his right to vote be impaired. From the discussions came these provisions: 1. No appointed or hired city employe shall make a contribu- tion to the campaign fund of any person seeking election to a city office. Nor can he contribute to any political party supporting any candidate. He can take no active part in the political campaign of a candidate for city office. 2. Probably most important the provision stating that the city employe can not be solicited for this purpose. This restrains office-seekers from asking for money, service, or any other valu- able thing from a city employe. Penalty for violation of (hese provisions call for immediate for- feiture of the employe's office or position. Candidates would he in- eligible for a position with the city for four years. 36 degrees, four above freez ng, were forecast. Cool Front Brings Scattered Rains Scattered rain fell in the Abi- ene area early Saturday morning with up to 3.80 inches reported northwest of Sylvester. Roby got 3 inches, Sylvester reported 2.20 inches and Ballinger got 1.20 inch- The temperature at Abilene Mu- nicipal Airport dropped to a cool 59 degrees by 9 p.m. Saturday, and the forecast calls for cool temperatures in the area through Monday, with fair skies and no rain expected. U. S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, K-A) AB1LEKE AND ViaNITV (Radius 40 miles) Fair and cool Sunday and Mon- day with the hieh Sunday near 70, low Sunday night near 55. ana the high Mon- day near 75. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS-Clear to cloudy Sunday. Fair Sunday night ma Monday. Cooler Sunday and Sunday light. Warmer Monday. High Sunday 6fi- NORTHWEST TEXAS-Generally fair -hrough Monday. A litUe warmer west ind north Sunday and over area Monday. ffiEn Sunday SOUTH CENTKAL TEXAS Clear to lartly cloudy and a little coojer through Sunday night. Clear and mild Monday. HKh Sunday 75-85. SOUTHWEST to partly cloudy an-J crol throuch Sunday night. WHERE IT RAINED BALLINGER 1.20 BUFFALO GAP Trace COLEMAN ................45 is COLORADO CITY ..........04 HAWLEY .....................50 MERKEL .....................51 MUNDAY .....................10 RISING STAR.................50 ROBY 3.00 ROTAN .......................50 SNYDER .....................47 STAMFORD...................61 SWEETWATER ...............10 SYLVESTER 2.20 TUSCOLA .....................10 WINTERS.....................20 See TROOPS, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 WEATHER AREA OF FIGHTING Under attack by more than a division of heavily armed" Chinese Reds, India's forces on the disputed border retreated Saturday at Khin- zemane and Tsangle south of the McMahon Line. Indians, at the same time, were driven out of one of their outposts near Ladakh in the remote Chip Chap Valley. (AP Wirephoto) Both Parties Predict Win In Texas General Election By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas Republican leaders pre- dieted a "clean sweep" in the confident that I shall have ft wisdy weU> 6 general election while Democratic candidate for gover- nor John Connally said he was "confident" of success. That is the way the torrid race 'or Texas' next governor stood Saturday, two short weeks before jalloting. Republican candidate Jack Cox "If enough Texans go to thei German community that "yon polls and vote on Nov. 6, I not spend a penny unless chance, along with my fellow Democratic candidates, to show that we can deliver the dedicated service that we have pledged in our platform and this campaign. "Let us unite and go forward Connally said. "We a penny you have not earned or surely will earn. And I do not believe, either, that the State of Texas should spend a dollar un- wisely." Icannot afford to turn back 'clocks with Cox." oured the Galveston and Beau-! The Republican state chairman mont areas Saturday, then flatlv that Hayes, o Austin for the Texas-Arkansas ootball game. and Barry will be elected by de- cisive margins. In short, politi- cal history is about to be made tm tujiuij 13 auuui tu uc mauc Connally spent the day m Texas ConservativeSf uniting in, held went to a press Fredericksburi then for a night rally and barbecue. "Reports which we are receiv- under the Republican baner, have prospects for tremendous victories in November." Connally spent much of his Connally said that "when wa 'he Democrats pledge to do things for Texas, the Republicans do not of- fer alternative programs, they simply cry out that we are spend- ing to much." Cox's headquarters in Austin said the Saturday rally in Beau- mont drew supporters from Port Arthur, Orange, and other South- east Texas communities. In Galveston, Cox predicted he would carry a strong percentage in i: vjuuuduv apcui muni vi 1110 wuuiu vcuij a aiiuug fciucuwigo from all parts of the speech discussing of Texas' labor vote in spite of Sat. a.m. 7] TEMPERATURES Sat. p.m. ft 2.00 75 3-00 74 69 72 69 67 65 65 61 G5 60 70 .......____ 59 75 76 78 High and low for 24-hours ending ,m.: 78 and 59. High ami low same date last year: 75 and 41. Sunset last night: sunrise today: :47; sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.27. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 62 per cent. indicate that what has heretoforejthe state.s economy He told the appeared to be a close margin Republican victory may develop into a clean sweep for Jack Cox, Bill Hayes, Des Barry and the whole Republican said Tad Smith, GOP state chairman, in a special statement. "The cam- ign of Connally and Co. is fad- ing badly and the swing to Jack Cox is accelerating." Connally told the Fredericks- burg crowd (6 audience in the predominantly the AFL-CIO's endorsement of his Democratic opponent. Council Sets Policy, Manager Administers (See editorial, page 10-B) Physicist Reports On Bomb Threats WASHINGTON (AP) Dr Ralph E. Lapp, a nuclear physi cist, said Saturday the State o North Carolina had a close cal last year from a jettisoned nu clear bomb that packed a poten tial wallop .of 24 million tons of TNT. The Defense Department de- clined to affirm or deny Lapp's report. Pollution: A Danger and Disgrace EDITOR'S NOTE Most Americans take it for granted that when they turn the tap, they'll get a cool, clear, safe drink of water. It has been so for generations, but it may not be so forever. The nation- say some legislatures and a horde of public Health Service rapidly poison- ing its drinking water. By HUGH A. MULLIGAN AP Staff Writer "Water, water everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water everywhere Nor any drop to drink." T. Coleridge serve as an epitaph for a civiliza- ation. Unless we stop poisoning our waters with chemical bug killers and quick-sudsing detergents, with radioactive wastes and virus- bearing slaughterhouse remains, with untreated municipal and in- dustrial sewage, with oil well brine and pulpmill acids and tons of silt from road and building projects; unless we reduce these and other hazardous contaminants :he curse could fall on our land in our lifetime. And the boards that will shrink may well be the props holding up the entire free world. Here indeed is a case where lent Mariner. Posted over every irldge and dam, on every river ind stream, it one day could Such was (lie curse of the An- more truth than poetry Is Involved. For want of a glass of clear water, the continent that hoard Niagara's restless roar md nng of the mighty Mississippi and the wide Missouri and drew its life blood from the Great Lakes, that incredible reservoir holding more than one-third of the world's fresh water supply, that continent, that civilization could die of thirst in the midst of plenty. And the nation that Khrushchev once threatened to bury might well bury itself ingloriously, ronically, insanely in its own garbage. The evidence is already there: appalling, irrefutable, increasing every day. President Kennedy has called he situation "a national dis- grace." "Pollution of our country's riv- en and he told Con- in his meswgt on natural resources, "has reached alarming the bacteria count soars in its! Gas bubbles rise from the proportions. A housewife in Babylon, Long Island, draws a glass of watei with a two-inch head of froth. It looks more like a glass of beer, but it has an oily, fishy taste. Towns along the Animas River in Colorado and New Mexico, where a uranium mill dumps its wastes, learn their drinking wa- ,er contains 40 to 160 per cent more than maximum safety lev- els of radioactivity. Epidemologists trace an out- break of hepatitis along the east- ern seaboard to oysters raked rom the Gulf of Mexico and to dug In New Jersey's Rarl- an Bay and along the Connecti- cut coast. Renssolaer. N.Y., orders its rw- from (tit weekly wash, tin froth- ktala to boil all drinking watar inf it MlicMbly worst. water mains from pollution in the Hudson River. Faced with drought conditions in the Neosho River, Chanute Kan., attempts to recycle water from its sewage treatment plant directly into its purification plant The water meets acceptable health standards, but foam rises to the top of every glass, piles up in 15-foot-high billows at the water works and blows across town like snow. Freighters passing through Chi- cago's ship and sanitary canal chum up so much suds that sprays an employed to break up he billows. On Mondays, when 3ilcago housewives discharge tons of detergents with the water sludge at the bottom of the Mis- souri River below Sioux City, where a packing house unloads tons of animal entrails. Further downstream, Omaha awaits the river's arrival for drinking water. Along a 40-mile stretch of Wis- consin's Fox River, where 34 pa- XT and pulp mills hug the banks, .he water flows with the color and consistency of lentil soup. And the great salmon runs are diminished in Puget Sound, another pulp mill area. A chemical plant near Austin, Tex., discharges wastes in the Colorado River. For 140 miles downstream, all fish die. Paterson, Nutley and Passaic, J., switch to emergency water Bee NEW, 4-A, M In a book being published Mon- day, Lapp, who is not connected with the government's atomic program, says, "Nuclear weapons have been involved in about a donen major incidents or acci. dents, mostly plane crashes, both in the United States and seas." "In one of these writes, "a BS2 bomber had to tison a 24-megaton bomb ovep North Carolina. The bomb tall in a field without exploding. "The Defense Department adopted complex devices and strict rules to prevent the acci- dental arming or firing o! nuclear weapons. In this case the M- megaton warhead was equipped with six interlocking safety mech- anisms, all of which had to triggered in sequence to explode the bomb. "When Air rushed to the Force North expert! Carolina farm to examine the weapon after the accident, they found that of the six interlocks had been Mt off by the fall! Only a ainslt witch prevented the ttmegalos) bomb from detonating awl spreading fire and destruction over a wide area." News reports at thnt saU me of the nuclear devices was parachuted safely to the ground and that the other was mortrti (rum the   

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