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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               HHr HHHI VII 1 V ICC i 94U 7 H-fll I i1 33 14 IM n Infer If Nrinska 17 14 fi is r 3AW 3103 9908 Xa 03 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD am AW -m SUNDAY 82ND YEAR, NO. 141 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 4, PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS Aaoeiettd (ff) Lighting the skies north of Abilene Saturday night, a spectacular fire threatened for hours to spread through the entire Debcp Corp. of Texas refinery. This picture, taken by Dick Elam who lives between Abilene Inspection Termed Vital to Agreement Saboteurs Hit Ill-Owned Pipelines CARACAS, Venezuela (API- Saboteurs slipped past beefed-up Venezuelan military guards dur- ing Friday night and blew up four pipelines of U.S.-operated oil in- stallations, oil company spokes- men said Saturday. The armed forces announced the call-up of army reserv- ists Saturday night and informed sources said President Romulo AN EDITORIAL For Connolly, and Carr and the plant was made before firemen from Abilene and Dyess Air Force JBetancourt may file charges cf Base were confident they had confined the blaze to two tanks. jaggression against Cuba with the Blaze Rages At Refinery The Elecrion- Inside.. I. The 10-B. 2. Notional wundup P9- 12-D. 3. State roundup 1-B. 4. Taylor County fa- 5. City Charter Pg. 1-B. 6 West Tcxai county elee- tion. P9. MM- 7. State Icgiilotive races Pg. 1-B. 8. 1-B. 9 Texas Congressional races 1-B. 10. Abilene voting Pg. 8-B. II. Connolly, Con ccmpaign 8-A. 12. Who's eligible to Pg. 14-A. _____ Jack McGlothlin of Abilene, president of Debco, and other of- ficials could not be reached for comment on damage estimates Saturday night. The refinery pro- cesses several thousand gallons of West Central Texas crude oil daily, making gasoline, jet fuel and other products. A fire visible for many miles would burn itself out without fur- erupted at the Debco Corp. of tor damage. Texas oil refinery in the North Abilene industrial area about p.m. Saturday, and firemen from AbUenaiflrid Dyess AFB, along with civil- .defense units, fighting it on into the night. one was injured. Traffic along nearby U. S. Highway 83-277 was halted for more than two hours while a con- stant stream of water was played on tanks adjacent the blaze to prevent further explosions. The fire was believed to be under control by p.m., and traffic was allowed to proceed. Several hundred cars had been lined UD on either side of the area. Late" Saturday night the fire was restricted to two storage tanks, and firemen thought James Terry, one of two men working at the plant when the fire started, said he was eating supper in the office when he saw a flash and flames shoot skyward from a point near the control center. Paul Maxwell, who was near the control center, ran into a pasture when the blast occurred. 'Neither cf the men were hurt. Sweetwater Gas Plant Hit by By LANE TALBURT Reporter-News StaW Writer SWEETWATER A spectacu- lar but shortlived1 fire erapted fol- lowing a sharp explosion early Saturday night at the Sinclair Oil and Gas Co. natural gas process- ing plant west of here. No one was at the plant, which is run by automation, at the time of the fire. The blaze was corrugated compressor confined to a metal refrigeration building which was demoted by the explosion about p.m. Firemen had the blaze under control within 20 minutes. Plant Supt. Paul E. Shepherd said he could not estimate the amount of damage to the com- pressor building immediately. He said it was possible that repairs could, be. made on two damaged compressor units to allow contin- uation of service during the night. Jim Ned Building Proposal Beaten The plant, located on the west- [ern edge of the Sweetwater Munic- ipal Airport, operates on a 16- hour-per-day basis and processes 3 to 4 million cubic feet of nat- ural gas during the period. Alerting the Sweetwater Fire Department was Bob Yarbrough, a former employe of the gas plant, who saw flames shooting into the air from the building as he was driving along nearby In- terstate Highway 20. Yarbrough sounded the alarm and rushed inside the plant to take the lead in closing the valves on the gas lines. Three fire- fighting units pumped for some 10 minutes to extinguish the threat- ening blaze. A guard on duty at the Sweet water Radar Station said he heard the explosion at the plant, about a quarter mile from (lie base, and saw flames shooting al- most a hundred feet into the air. Supt. Shepherd said an alarm at his home signaled a malfunc- tion at the plant. He blamed me- chanical trouble for causing the explosion and resulting fire. Organization of American States. j Striking at Venezuela's key oil industry for the second time in a jweek, the terrorists blew up three oil pipelines operated by the Mo- Oil Co. and the Texas Oil Co., j and one gasoline line owned by Mene Grande, a subsidiary of the Gulf Oil Co. All the installations are at Puerto la Cruz, 260 miles east of Caracas. Losses were said to be consid- erable, but company spokesman jsaid the.v could ('raw on other j supplies to meet demand. National guardsmen and fire- men from the nearby city of Bar- celona controlled' fires in two of the oil pipelines. Workmen pre- vented a fire at the gasoline line by shutting it off. The third oil line, owned by Mobil, burned longer. One fire knocked out an electric power station that supplied pumps sending water into the area from the Never! River. The dynamitings followed what authoritative sources had report- Jed as Cuban Prime Minister Fi- !dcl Castro's order last Sunday for ja campaign of general terrorist igitation in Latin America. Dynamite blasts last Sunday knocked out power stations in oil ields of the Creole Petroleum Co., subsidiary of the otandard Oil Co. in oil-rich Lake Mara- 'aibo, 300 miles '.vest of Caracas. A sixth of Venezuela's oil produc- ion was temporarily paralyzed. Venezuela is the world's leading oil exporter and depends on its revenues for the ambitious social [rams. Only hours before, Betancourt had mobilized the armed forcss to meet what he called the threat of Soviet rockets in Cuba. Havana said that Sunday's dynami- ing was carried out by an organi- :ation called the Army of Venezuelan Liberation, and said .he sabotage was "the first reply o the military mobilization de- creed by the puppet Romulo Bet- ancourt." WEATHER TUSCOLA Voters in the Jim Ned Independent School District Saturday defeated by a slim mar- gin two building proposals design- ed to eliminate the districts threatened loss of accreditation by the Texas Education Agency. A tally late Saturday night showed that the bond build a new school, was defeated 287 to 211. The maintenance tax to nay off the bond issue, if it district. Three public meetings had passed, was defeated 288 to had been held in recent weeks to Voters cast 330 ballots for pro- position B and 48 for proposition L. Chairman of the Board W. L. Marshall said late Saturday night that he had no idea what would be the next step taken by the school district. Saturday vote climaxed months of controversy in the little school Two propositions also appeared on the ballot. Proposition A calkd for'the construction of a centrally located junior-senior high school near the McBee Cemetery and building of a new elementary school in Tiwcola. The estimated Proposition B called for the con- and officially placed It struction of a new high school at "warned" list In August, (ho site of the present high school in Tuscnla, The was estimated cost present the building proposals to Ihc voters of the district. It had been stated by several members of the board at the public meetings that the district would lose its accreditation unless some action was taken, The TEA had Inspected the school district earlier In the year on the loss of accreditation would n loss of n year U. 8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Tl. 2- A I ABILENE AND VICINITY (UacliM 4. miles) Fair through Monday with a Sunday mornlnc low of 37-40. A brie warming, period Sunday afternoon, ivllh a .hitfh of around 65. Turninc cooler again Monday. Low Monday about 40. High Monday upper 50s or lower 60.1. NORTH CENTRAL and NORTHEAST TEXAS: Clear to partly cloudy and a little warmer Sunday. Considerable cloud Iness and cooler Monday. High Sunday "1-70. NORTHWEST TEXAS; Clear tr. partb cloudy and 'a little warmer Sunday. Con- lidcrablo cloudiness Sunday ulflbt nnd Monday. Cooler in central and xirllonn Sunday night nnd over Wonday. Illnh, Sunday 65-72. SOUTH CENTRAL TKXAS: Clear to cloudy through Monday. .Cooler In .lorllt late Monday. High Sunday fia-78 in north 76-R2 in SHI. a.m. 45 45 45 45 45 45 44 47 TKMI'KRATIIRKS 43 53 Ilifh Mid low for 24-houri endlnf p.m.: 58 and 42. anil low illlfi yea 55 and HOTIMI tmllM: in state funds to the district. feSS' government's reform pro- Texas Democrats can march to the polls Tuesday proud of their candidates for the top three offices of the State of Texas. The Reporter-News has previously stated its en- dorsement of John Cbnnally for Governor, and has reviewed his merits. It can, and will be, Texans' good fortune to have serving with him Preston Smith as Lieutenant Governor and Waggoner Carr as Attorney General. Texas Democrats have never presented a better combination for its statewide leadership than that of Connally, Smith and Carr. This slate is distilled out of vigorous political battle in the May and June primaries in which each man won victory over large fields Of formidable and able candidates. Connally and Carr each triumphed in a six-man race, and Smith led a five-man contest. Smith and Carr, like Connally, are conservatives. They have long and distinguished records in the Texas legislature. Smith served six years in the House of Repre- sentatives, 1944 to 1950, and six years in the State Senate, 1956 to 1962. The Lieutenant-Governor presides over the Sen- ate, and through committee appointments and di- recting of legislative procedures wields a tremen- dous influence over the course of laws and state government. Smith is qualified for this, by expe- rience, the only man seeking the office who has this background. Waggoner Carr served five terms 10 in the House of Representatives, and twice was its Speaker. He is one of only three men in Texas history to be elected Speaker two consecutive terms. Before going to the legislature, he was county attorney and assistant district attorney at Ltibbock. He is eminently qualified to be Attorney Gen- This combination of Connally, Smith and Carr, with the leadership and abilities they represent in- dividually and collectively, can lead Texas to new heights in the next two years. New Fine Arts Museum Planned Storm Hits East (oast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A sea-born storm whipped the Atlantic Coast Saturday with winds up to 58 miles an hour, driving northward with high tides eating away beaches left unpro- tected by a northeaster eight months ago. Inland, snow fell on Eastern mountains as far south as North Carolina. Six traffic deaths three in a Pennsylvania snowstorm and three in rain in New York were blamed, at least in part, on the weather. The U.S. Weather Bureau warned the New England coast to buckle down for a battering by winds up to 65 m.p.h., only 9 short of hurricane force. The storm grew from what was described as an cxtrntropical low, a low-pressure system of the type that spawns hurricanes when do veloplng farther south in the trop- ics. At last report the U.S. Weather Bureau reported the storm center about ion miles east of Atlantic City, N.J moving northward to- ward New York's Long Island.1 By BETTY HUGHES Reporter-News Woman's Editor The Abilene Fine Arts Museum Saturday announced plans for a lew building to be located in Fair Park. John Deffebach, Museum presi- dent, lias appointed L. S. Munger chairman of the building commit- .ee and Norman FitzGeraid to lead the campaign for funds. The two phase campaign will include a special gifts division and selective solicitation by mem- iers of the building and campaign committee. Committee members include W. L. Blakney, Woodlief Brown, Wil- liam P. Wright Jr., Dr. Richard Von Encfe. Mrs. Leslie Brown, Mrs. Frank Walker, Mrs. Robert Hoppe and Miss Mary Eula Sears. Bro Mingus will be assistant campaign chairman Kennedy Won't Consider Less More than has been pledged to the special gifts divi sion, FitzGeraid said. A membership drive which opened in September will be in- tensified during the fund canv- paign with a goal of enlisting sev- eral hundred additional members. Robert Goetz, second vice pres- ident, is heading the membership, drive. The square foot struc- ture will be built on land obtained by long-term lease from the City of Abilene. It will be located south of the Abilene Community Theater in Fair Park with construction scheduled to begin by May. 1963. Half of the space will be for exhibiting rooms and the other half will be used for classrooms and storage. A part of the Muse- um's collection of 65 paintings MUSEUM, Pg. 6-A, Col. 1 WASHINGTON (AP) The White House said Saturday night the United States will insist on ground inspection of Soviet mis- sile sites in Cuba as part of any Cuban settlement. A White House spokesman em- ihasized this point a few hours ifter this country had released aerial photographs which indicat- ed the bases in Cuba were being brn down. At the United Nations, informed ources indicated that the United itates and the Soviet Union had reached agreement on basic prin- ciples for settlement of the cri- is, with Cuba at least not flatly )pposed. Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro has said in speeches that le will never accept foreign ipection of the Cuban bases. So- 'iet First Deputy Premier Anas- as .1. Mikoyan arrived in Cuba and began talks with Castro in an apparent effort to get the learded prime minister to change lis stand. But the White House official said it was U.S. policy to insist on on-the-spot examination of the missile sites. There were indica- ions the International Red Cross, than the United Nations, might be the inspecting agency. Before departing for a week- end at Middleburg, Va., Presi- dent Kennedy met for two hours with Adlai E. Stevenson, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and the executive committee ol the National Security Council. Stevenson said negotiations with Acting U.N. Secretary-General U Thant and the Soviet Union were discussed at the meeting. ".A great many problems are stili unresolved" concerning details o: the agreement reached in a let- ter exchange between Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev, Stev- enson said. The ambassador said work on the agreement was progressing Asked whether the Unitec States would continue to insisl that teams of international in spectors operate directly on Cu ban missile sites, Stevenson re- plied. "That remains to be seen.' He added, that whatever decision was finally reached in this regarc would firmly safeguard U.S. se curity. He also said the possibili y of using the International Red Cross as the inspecting agency or the missile sites was not being discussed. However, after Stevenson de- See KENNEDY, Pg. 8-A, Crt. 3 NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries 10 Oil news 15 SECTION B Business Outlook 6 To Your Good Health......9 Farm news 11 SECTION C Women's news 1-16 Amusements 8-9 Goren on Bridge 8 Radio-TV logs 1! TV Scout.............. 11 Dyess pix poae..........1J Editorials Church SECTION D Sports 12 GEORGE W. HARRIS JR. in Dyess Hospital 8-Year-Old Boy Injured By Elephant The 8-year-old son of a Dyess Air Force Base colonel was in- jured Saturday in an incident in- volving an elephant connected with the Paul Miller Circus at Westgate Shopping Capital. George W. Harris Jr. was ad- mitted to Dyess AFB Hospital at p.m. for treatment of inju- ries' described by hospital officials as head lacerations and multiple abrasions. He was .to remain there Saturday night for observa- tion. An eyewitness to the incident, Sp.4 James Miller of 1642 Orange, said he was sightseeing with his family and had just turned away from the elephant when he heard earns. I saw the boy as he was fall- ing. The elephant began butting the boy with his head and trunk. I rushed to the elephant, scared it off and carried the boy back away from the elephant. "The boy's mother came up md I drove them to Dyess Hos- pital." The police said the boy's father told them the boy had ben stand- ing with his hands in his pockets. A circus spokesman said the boy had been teasing the elephant. Asked if he saw the boy teas- ing the elephant, Sp.4 Miller said, "The boy had been doing nothing but watching the elephant as we had. The elephant was in earnest about the butting." PROPOSED FINE ARTS MUSEUM structure planned it Fair Park   

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