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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               Oil MORNING WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 82ND YEAR, NO. 149 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNW 12, PAGES IN ONE SECTION Associated Press PAGE ONE T-Bone Winters, an Abilene fixture, says football recruiting isn't what it used to be. Time was when private citi- zens bent efforts toward per-' suading all brawny lads, where- ever they were found, that they needed an Abilene High educa- tion. One certain boy was found down in Central Texas. He was a whopper, 225 pounds, fast as lightning. Should be in school, Abilene decided. There was dickering. And Boy moved into the Abilene fire house (why else have a fire and onto the Abilene gridiron. Abilene had a fine team and Boy was among the best. Ranger was one of the vic- tims and Hanger, poor sports, howled. Abilene's Boy, they claimed, would never see 24 again and the age limit was 21. Quite a hassle grew and it came down to a "trial" in the old Oil Belt league. Nobody had birth certificates then, T-Bone says, but Banger dug up "proof." It found all these grown men and women who would swear they had been with Boy in the first and sec- ond grades in Centra! Texas. Abilene needed evidence Boy was just a boy but his parents were dead'and nary a scrap it could find to prove him under 21 but in an old trunk they found an envelope addressed by Boy's papa to a kinsman. It was postmarked 20 years ear- lier. It was a perfect holder for a "letter" which two Abilenians will name 'em sat down and penned. At the trial envelope and "letter" were produced. The told about crops and pigs and had at the end: "P. S. Baby Boy is six months old today." Ranger screamed, but the Abilene "evidence" stood. Boy was 20 years, 6 months old, the league declared. The late Joe Young, T-Bone says, was one of early Abi- lene's master ribbers but once he got ribbed. Joe built a new home on Or- ange and in the yard put a fish- pond but he couldn't find any fish for it. One morning down at J. Sides Confectionary he saw. as he was supposed to, a bowl of pol- lywogs someone had got from behind Cameron Dam. Joe perked up. He inquired. "Shouldn't have bought Sides said. "Rare fish from Bel- gium. Have to charge too much for "em." "How "They'll weigh 16 pounds time they're a year old. Rare. Have to have a pair." Joe, urged on by J. L. Me- David and others standing around, bought. On his way home a fellow looked at his fish. "Pollywogs, Another looked, "Polly- wogs, Joe looked again at his rare fish, "Pollywogs, Next day Perry Sayles was through town on his way to the Youngs to see their daughter and Cross Payton suggested, "Say, Perry, will you take Joe these fishing Perry would and he shoul- dered the cane poles and marched innocently to the Youngs where Joe was work- ing hi the yard. Joe saw the poles. "Why you dirty, blankety blank. he yelled. Few days later Joe happened into Russell Real Estate Of- fice just as Mr. Russell was cleaning a smoking stovepipe. fls piece of paper tight, put some gunpowder on the end and lighted it to "blow out" the soot. The gunpowder ignited. Up went stove and stovelids. Out went pieces of stovepipe and the soot. "Somebody must have sold you some Belgium Joe sputtered to the (puttering Mr. RumeU. NEWS INDEX SICTION WHERE PEARLS WERE STOLEN Simon DeLeon Jr. of Dallas demonstrates how burglars gained access to the Fort Worth hotel room of Hikoji Sakata, right, Japanese businessman, and stole a suitcase of pearls valued at million wholesale overnight Saturday. The collection was said to be the largest group of pearls on display in the U.S. (AP Wirephoto) Million Pearl Thefts Probed FORT WORTH (AP) A fabu- ous Japanese pearl collection valued at a million dollars whole- he ale was stolen Saturday night rom a Fort Worth hotel room. The pearls were taken from the room of Hikoji Sakata, 38, mem- jer of a prominent Japanese fam- headed ily. He told police the pearls had i wholesale value of million. Sakata was in this country dis- playing the pearls in various cit- es. They were displayed last month at the Texas State Fair in Dallas. They were brought to Fort Vorth for display in three depart- ment stores. The pearls, weighing 70 pounds tent WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map. Tt_. 7-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius through Tuesday. tlonday, a little warmer Tuesday. High Monday 70. low Monday night 40, high 'uesdny 75. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS -Fal. Monday and Tuesday. Cooler Monday and east Monday niKht. Warmer Tuesday. Htth Monday 66-76. NORTHWEST TEXAS Clear and warmer north and cooler extreme south. >asi Monday. Clear to cloudy and warm- r Monday night and Tuesday. High Monday 64-74. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Clear Monday nd Tuesday. Cooler Monday. High Mon- lay 69-76 north 74-82 south. TEMPERATURES iun a.m. Sun. p.m. 64 73 C3 62 59 58 61 60 63 67 69 _ High' 'andflow' (or 9 >.m.: 75 and 55. High and low same date last year: "sunset last nlsht: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.41. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 45 per cent. and stored in a suitcase, were taken from Sakata's room while was out visiting with friends. Sakata, the third son in his fam- ily, heads the exporting firm .of his family's five prong multi- million dollar operation, each ;aded by a brother. Sakata said nine of the pearls were natural pearls. The thou- sands of others in the collection were cultured. Sakata described one of the nat- ural pearls as the largest in the world. He said it is WA millime- ters in diamenter and perfectly round. He said he refused J10.000 for it. A large number of the pearls were set in brooches, bracelets, earrings, tie clasps and other jew- elry. There also were 759 strands containing pearls. Sakata displayed the pearls at one of the Fort Worth stores until 9 Saturday night, after which he and two assistants, both from Dal- las, took the collection to Sakata's ninth floor hotel room. They then went downstairs and put one of the assistants, a Jap- anese girl, in a limousine for Dal- las. Sakata and his other assis- tant, Simon de Leon, then went into a coffee shop to eat and lat- er visited with friends at the Fort Worth Press Club. When Sakata returned to the hotel room at a.m., he learn- ed that a hotel detective had dis- covered his room door smashed and called Fort Worth police. Sakata said he seldom left the collection in a safe and that he had never had any trouble before. He said that the first night he was in Fort Worth, last Tuesday, he did leave the collection in the hotel safe. By CHARLES RICHARDSON Reporter-News Staff Writer About residents of Taylor and Jones counties swallowed dos- es of Type II Sabin oral polio vaccine Sunday in a slightly less successful immunization program than held Sept. 30. Dr. Marshall Turnbull, director of the Taylor-Jones County Medi- cal Society sponsoring organi- zation said that some Abilenians were among those tak- ng the doses. "We are disappointed that more leople did not take advantage of he opportunity to take the Type I he said, "but are sat- isfied that this program (held Sun- lay) will reduce the incidence of polio In Taylor and Jones coun- ties." Officials said that most cities in he two county area reported ower numbers took the vaccine than last time. With makeup doses planned at most of the points in the two- county area, chances that the fig- ure might be increased seemed apparent. About persons took doses of the vaccine in the Sept. 30 pro- gram, while early reports totaled about About persons 40 9 75 He Veteran Haskell Editor Succumbs HASKELL Death has stilled the typewriter keys of Lon Pale, a man who for more than 46 years had recorded the history of Vest Central Texas in the pages of the Haskell Free Press. The 62-year-old editor died at his home shortly after 9 p.m. Sun- day, apparently the victim of a icart attack. He had spent part of Saturday at the newspaper and briefly re- turned to his office just off the courthouse square Sunday after- noon. He was thought to be till- ering only from a severe cold Sunday evening. Funeral plans will be announc ed by Holden's Funeral Home. While Pate's first love was the newspaper business, he also took a great interest in the welfare and development of Haskell County and the city he called for S4 years. He the oldest member of the Haskell volunteer fire depart- mcnt In point of service, the cap- election In which the tain of Company No. 3. He wasa Democratic party of which director of the Haskell Chamber WM ,utwart spokesman mthi of Commerce, a member of the Mnti Ulni control over DM area Rotary Chib, Elks Lodge, But one of the Christian Church, Odd Fellows and rf yesr for the wttran 'ffl? rtory which 1-ON. M, Pate covered locally WM the Tun 6 j 000 Here Given Oral Polio Vaccine Slight Decrease From First Drive took doses later. Dr. TurnbuU immediately an- nounced plans for makeup doses in several cities. Abilene residents may receive doses of the vaccine from Tues- day through Thursday at the Abi- lene Taylor County Health Unit, S. 19th and Santos from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Makeup doses are planned for Stamford next Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the City Hall. Hamlin will give makeup doses at the ele- mentary school cafeteria from 8 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Anson residents will have the opportunity to take the vaccine on Pg. 6-A, Coli. 2-6 Youth Killed In Accident BIG SPRING (RNS) Manuel Coboz Alvarez, 16, of Ackerly, was killed Saturday night when the auto he was driving overturn- ed several times on U. S. High- way 87 between Ackerly and Knott. He was dead on arrival at a Big Spring hospital. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Mon- day at the Guadelupe Catholic Church in Lamesa with burial in Ackerly Cemetery. Nalley-Pickle Funeral Home is in charge. Another passenger in the car, Rojillas, was taken to a Big Spring hospital for treatment of injuries which were described as not serious. Officers said the auto driven by Alvarez apparently went out of control and overturned a number of times. It stopped on its side near the center of the highway. Alvarez was born Dec. 5, 1945 n Presidio. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Esteban Alvarez of Pre- sidio; four brothers, Francisco, Octavio and Esteban Jr. of Pre- sidio and Angel of Lamesa; and hree sisters, Mrs. Mez Molinar and Mrs. Simona Carrasco, both of Presidio, and Mrs. Maria C. Guerra of Ackerly. Mrs. Payton, Cily Pioneer, Dies at 89 Mrs. L. C. Payton, 89, pioneer Taylor County and Abilene resi- dent, died Saturday at 5 p.m. at he Sunshine Rest Home, where she had lived for the past nine years. Funeral will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Laughter North Me- morial Chapel, with the Rev. Nor- man Conner, pastor of First Chris- tian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellow Cemetery. Mrs. Payton had been in ill lealth since suffering a stroke in December 1952 in Oklahoma City, where she was visiting a sister, Mrs. C. V. Shields. ,Born Blanche Williams July 21, 873 in Davilla, Tex., she moved with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Williams, to Buf- 'alo Gap in 1879. The family mov- ed to Abilene in 1882, a year after the town was founded. She was in the first graduating class of Abilene High School. She married L. C. Payton June 20, 1894, in the First Christian Church, of which she had been a member for at least 70 years. Her husband was postmaster here for about 13 years and op- erated a hardware store. He1 died Vov. 29. 1950. Mr. Payton came to Abilene in 1884 and lived here all his married life. The family made its home at 416 Beech St. She was active in First Chris- tian Church and was a member of the "Loyal Women" Sunday School Class. Her illness in 1952 breed her to be less active in church activities. Survivors include two daugh- .ers, Mrs. Otha HiUyard of 881 Santos and Mrs. Ruth Payton Kirk County for 45 years. on FM 1234. Highway Patrolman Walter Wood said Alex Kimmons was a passenger in a car driven by Wes- ley Andres SmaUwood of Waco. Three other passengers in the car, Mr. and Mrs. Esmon Williams of Waco and James Sego of Hamlin, received only minor injuries. The accident occurred about 4 a.m. Sunday when Smallwood1 auto failed to negotiate a curve while traveling northeait on toe fields near HMidtai, where llv ed with Seco, his half-brother. His body was taken to WoUord Mortuary at AmarlUo for funeral and burial Local ar- at Hem of Ro- tan. of 41S Beech; one granddaugh- :er, Mrs. J. W. Harvey of Browns- ville; one sister. Mrs. Shields of a Scottish Rites and Knights Tem- plar Mason and a member of Hamlin Man Dies in Crash ROBY (RNS) A 38-year-old lamlin farm laborer was' killed instantly early Sunday when he was thrown from and pinned un- __, _.. der an overturning car In an ac- remembrances be given to the one brother, Maj. D. G. Thoma- cident 6.1 mites northeast of Roby Juliette Fowler Home in care of son of Dyess Air Force Base, and be honorary pallbearers. The family requests that any lie First Christian Church. TASTY STUFF Mrs. Duke Fry, 858 Clinton, coaches her two children, Brystol, 4 and Byron, 5, in taking the sweet-tasting Sabin vaccine Sunday at Abilene High School. Her two children were typical of the thousands of local residents who took the sips. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) Most Area Cities Have Good Response to Sabin running about the same. Thousands of West Central Tex- slight decreases from the first im-ltook Type I a spokesman said. mimization program and others! Makeup doses will be given in I off ices of Breckenridge physicians this week, the spokesman added. Some doses of the vac- cine were given to Nolan County citizens Sunday. Three stations ans turned out Sunday for doses of the Sabin oral polio vaccine some communities showing j ried to Treze Cranford of Merkel, the daughter of W. B. Cranford, who practiced medicine in Taylor He was a graduate of Baylor Dental College in Dallas. He was Oklahoma City. The family will be at 881 San- is. Pallbearers will be p. H. Can- non, Lester Williams, E. A. Sher- wood, V. D. Hollman, Lloyd Tan- ner and Warren Haddock. All___ _____ oWtime friends of the family will of Edgewater, Fla.; Mrs. Nona Browning of Siloam Springs and Mrs. Bessie Murdock of Edassa; two grandchildren. Dentist Dies In S'water SWEETWATER Dr. Earl L. Thomason, practicing dentist in Sweetwater for 25 years, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Patterson Chapel of Memories with Guy Caskey, min- ister, of Pampa, officiating. Buri- al will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel. Dr. Thomason was born in Si- loam Springs, Ark. He was mar- dents in Stephens County took dos- Several area communities re- ported problems when they dis- covered broken bottles of the vaccine. Officials at the stations lad to appeal to Abilene and Dal- ,as headquarters for more cases of the vaccine to be delivered. Two area communities reported 'good responses" to the Type I vaccine. Another giving the Type vaccine for the first time was 'a little disappointed" in the re- ujts. Makeup doses of the both Type I and II were ex- lected to increase the totals soon. Unofficial reports from the area communities indicated that the Type II did not meet with the general success that the Type I received. About Breckenridge resi- es of the vaccine, which is about less than those who in Sweetwater and points at Blaekwell, Nolan and Roscoe reported that the public stood in line waiting for bottles of the vaccine to arrive by representatives of Department of Public Safety. About 37 bottles of the vaccine rere reported broken when re- ceived by Nolan officials. The turnout in Nolan was about the same as earlier. In Runnels County, officials at both Winters and Ballinger report- ed good turnouts. Dr. Don Bedford, chairman of the Lions Club in Winters, said that some doses of the vac- cine were given there. About swallows were giv- See DRIVE, Pg. 6-A, Cols. Coleman Resident Dies in Accident COLEMAN (RNS) Mrs. J. D.lthe highway and spun out of con- nf trol into a borrow ditch, an in- the Suez Shrine Temple in San An- gelo. Survivors are his wife; one son Pierce of Whittier, Calif.; four sis- ters, Mrs. Lena Doughitt of Dun- _________ can, Okla.; Mrs. Freda Steiging steffey 42 lifelong resident of trol into a Coleman, was killed at 11 p.m. Saturday in a one car accident near Llano. vestigating highway patrolman said. Mr. Steffey and Hf mother were seriously injured and The car in which Mrs. Steffey mained in a Llano hospital Sun- was riding hit a deer standing on U.S. Not Sure All Soviet Missiles Removed in Cuba WASHINGTON den- U.S. defense whether missiles removed from Cuba are all that Moscow sent in. Because of this, Deputy Secre- tary of Defense Roswttl L. GU said, "until we have Inspection iwvtr sure" that no nuclear mains weapons wen ten bthM. by calM so- Jet could Cuba On-iite inspection is one of the will consent to. Speaking on a radio-television wij' Interview program, Gilpatric reaffirmed the determination of the United States to see that for a scon or more of ILM medium m bombers an removed saying: "Our objective re- the to remove that kind of a threat from Cuba." Spokesmen for the Castro re- be given up. On this point, Gilpatric said: "We hold the Soviets responsible lot the types of military equip- ment furnished to Castro and, as the present time, we regard removal of these bombers as fee CUM, M, Cat I day night. Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Stevens Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ed Bigham, pastor of Central Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Cole- man City Cemetery. Born Aug. 2. 1920, In Coleman, she was the daughter of the late Mr W H. Williams and Mrs. Williams. She was a beautician and a member of the Central Bap- tist Church. Surviving are her husband; of Coleman; one------- Mrs. Z. D. Henson of Coleman: one brother, J. B. Williams of pallbearers will be Ed Webb. J. C. Rider, Morris Mayo, Beaton Heeler, J. B. Brooks, Barkemeyer, Cecil Day and Em- ory Rider,   

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