Abilene Reporter News, November 19, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

November 19, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 156 ABILENE, TEXAS, MC W6T OT PAGE ONE This concerns the night the Abilene High School Demerit Book burned. The school burned along with it and that was bad. But the Demerit Book was destroyed and that was good. From George E. Stowe, as- sistant school superintendent, we get the word it was. From Miss Tommie Clack, one of those remarkable sisters who taught much to many young Abilenians, we get the word .that "George Ed should know Not much is heard these days about school "demerits" but once such, the marks which denoted offenses in conduct, or- dered the lives of students. They ordered schedules, too, of teachers who had in" with students. They ordered schedules of parents when chil- dren were late with chores. Demerit standards varied with place and era but usually minor ones could be "served out" after school and major ones meant corporal (which is to say, bodily) punishment, spankings, suspension or exclu- sion. The Abilene system. Miss Tommie recalls, was for teach- ers to record demerits in a cen- tral book in Principal L. E. Dudley's office. (Miss Tommie chuckled and started to tell seme tales about that book and some now staid Abilenians. But she thought better of it.) For many years High School was the building now used as Central Elementary. In the early '20's Abilene decided to build a new high school and the first unit of it, the part that's now the northern portion of Lincoln Junior High, was rearing completion when the big event happened: Fire struck the old high school late one night. Pinpointing the date of the school fire took some doings. George remembers it was the night of a junior-senior banquet. He was the toastmaster, "clev- er the next day's Reporter reported. Miss Tom- mie too, remembers it was a junior-senior banquet night. She was class sponsor. George looked through his and school's records and went over and checked the Lincoln cornerstone. Miss Tommie looked through her file of AHS yearbooks. We looked through old papers. The date was veri- fied: Friday, April 25, 1924. The blaze not blamed on students broke out of a jani- tor's closet and raced through the building, gutting it before being brought under control. All was gone but the walls and a few desks and books. Next day, Miss Tommie re- calls, was quite a day. Teach- ers and student volunteers spent it and Sunday, too, salvaging furniture and books that weren't charred and moving them to the nearly completed new build- ing. Classrooms in the new struc- ture were put in good enough shape to use in the emergency. Desks and books were scarce and there was no auditorium and wouldn't be for months. (Until a new auditorium was built assembly was on the schools ground with "speakers" standing in the principal's win- dow on the second floor and yelling down to students. The famous World War I Sgt. York thusly addressed the student body one day. Miss Tommie re- calls.) Monday morning after the Friday fire everybody gathered early In the First Baptist Church to get organized to com- plete the school year in the un- finished quarters. Highlight of that first post- war assembly at the church was particular announce- ment by Mr. Dudley. The Demerit Book, he taid, had gone up in smoke. "Even Mr. Dudley got tickled when he announced George recalls. George remembers It well for at the moment he had 24 de- merits. And 25 would have booted him from 9908 xe 03 33IAH3S MilJOH3IH svvwo BER w, PAGES IN ONE SECTION Plrtw SOFT TOUCH Rickey Schmidt, Abilene Christian College junior from Pampa, "injured" during a mock disaster tornado Sunday, gets "first class treatment" from two ACC Steward, Goree senior, left, and Mary Alice Duncum, Cameron junior. Alpha Phi Omega, a men's service group, spearheaded the ACC program. (Staff Freighter Sinks With Cotton Cargo NAPLES, Italy freighter Ashan- ti Prim lank Sunday with car- go of cotton after being battered by heavy i atom ward against rocki In ttw port of Napta. Mock Disaster Termed Success By CHARLES RICHARDSON Reporter-News Staff Writer With elements of realism, Abi- lene Civil Defense forces and hun- dreds of volunteers were able to cope successfully with a "major disaster" which hit here at p.m. Sunday. "I am pleased with the effort that has been put forth Don Timberlake, Abilene CD di- rector, said in connection with the mock disaster. Timberlake termed all phases of the disaster "successful" and praised CD workers and the vol- unteers. "I feel every man and woman who had a responsibility took it and did it to the he de- clared. The first of three "tornadoes" hit Fair Park area about p.m. and left some 200 "casual- ties" in its aftermath. McMurry College was lashed with a storm, shortly later, with some 25 to 50 student "casualties." A second tornado hit the Har- din-Simmons University around p.m. and a third the Abilene Christian College campus about a half hour later. Timberlake said that one of the chief weaknesses in the test Sun- day was handling of patients. He indicated that there was slight confusion in sending the critically injured to Hendrick, Cox and St. Ann hospitals. at up The CD director was summoned to Austin Sunday night where he will attend special classes this week and probably will report to [state CD officials of the outcome the local test. Medical officials pointed out that Sunday's test disaster showed that one of the major items needed in the event of a real disaster would be supplies. The officials said they were lack- ing those supplies Sunday. Timberlake said that a critique session involving all key person- nel in Sunday's trial disaster will be held Friday at p.m. the Central Fire Station. He urged all persons who had a in the program to attend. A Civil Defense official in Aus- tin relayed a "congratulatory" message to Timberlake late Sun- day afternoon in connection with the mock disaster. The local "disaster" was be- lieved to be one of the few in the state and the nation to be staged Sunday. Ambulances, including Elliott's, Laughter-North and Kiker-Warren, transported the "injured" to the hospitals for emergency treat- ment. Phillip R. Grabbe, administra- tive assistant at Hendrick Manor- ial Hospital, said a staff of eight registered nurses, 18 doctors See DISASTER, Pg. 1S-A, Cols. Sen. Chavez Dies Of Heart Attack By JAMES CARY WASHINGTON Den- nis Chavez, Democrat of New Mexico, a colorful, cigar-smoking descendant of an old Spanish- American family, died suddenly Sunday of a heart attack after a long battle with cancer of the neck. He was 74. Members of the family said death came at approximately a.m. in Georgetown University Hospital. Only hospital staff per- sonnel were present. Chavez's sudden death caught official Washington by surprise. Only Saturday an aide had re- ported Chavez was "doing fine" and would be released Sunday to rest at home. A former member of the House and a senator since 1935, Chavez's life spanned many political bat- tles. He leaves a vacancy that changes the Senate line-up to Democrats and 32 Republicans. Chavez's post presumably could be filled by appointment of a Republican by New Mexico's part in the recent tuoihiicm election campaign although his outgoing Republican governor, Edwin L. Mechem. election campaign although own term did not expire until Albuquerque on May IMi (or removal of a tumor (ran his neck. Since then he has been Chaw, In and out of the hospital and at- Chavez tended Senate sessions Irregular- Spanish ly. dM participate in num- bach tar o( TCMi this SEN. DENNIS CHAVEZ at 71 He went to New Mexico to take Losflr. Bom April IBM, In Valencia County, N.M came from family t background thM dated to tin Southweet'i with Blaze Fatal To Woman In Aspemwnl ASPERMONT (RNS) Mrs. Fannie Emmaline Bullard, 78, was burned to death about a.m. Sunday when her three room home, three miles south of here on Lake Sellers Rd., was gutted by fire. Firemen found Mrs. Bullard's body lying across her bed in the south end of the one-story frame building. The fire apparently started in the middle room of the house where the damage was most extensive. The south wall of the house was buckled outward and firemen sur- mised that the home was closed tightly when the fire started and combustion caused the col- ie of the wall. Fire fighters tore down the remainder of the and wall to remove Mrs. Bullard's Santa body. Mrs. Bullard's son, Van, who lives next door, said that he had last seen his mother when he stopped by to look in on her about a.m. He said he then went to church. Firemen received the call at a.m. when they were called by two fishermen, who were on the nearby lake when the blaze broke out. Mrs. Bullard was born in County, Sept. 1, 1884, and been a resident of Stonewall County since 1950. Mrs. Bullard had lived in As- permont since 1950. She was pre- in death by her husband, A. E. Bullard, who died in Octo- ber of 1950, and one daughter, Lydia Bullard, who died in 1952. Funeral will be held Wednes- day at 10 a.m. at Aspermont Church of Christ with J. D. Thom- as of Abilene officiating, assisted by Gene Linder, minister of the Aspermont Church of Christ. Graveside services and burial will be held at p.m. Thurs- day at Sweetwater under direc- tion of Aspermont Funeral Home. Surviving are one son, Van of Aspermont; one daughter, Mrs. Oather (Vada) Hanks of Sweet- water; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah George of Houston, Mrs. Johnny Price of Abilene and Mrs. Dan Birdsalle of Santa Anna, Calif.; three granddaughters. Pallbearers will be Houston Ward, C. G. Sport Pitt- cock, Pete Snadle, Lee Smith, and Raymond Marr. Family usher will be Pete Pittcock. Year's First Snow Termed Possible The first snow of the season may flutter into Abilene in the next 48 hours, according to the forecast of the Abilene U. S. Predictions Sunday night were for a front near western Kansas snow. Temperatures Monday and and Sunday the N0i both days expKted to be around 40. Union to Strike At Missile Plant 3 to Vole Favors Plan For Walkout BURBANK, Calif. (API-Union workers in a mass meeting Sun day authorized a strike at Lock iced Aircraft Company's huge missile plant at Burbank. The International Association of Machinists said the vote was 3 to 1 in favor of a strike. A spokes- man refused to release exact fig ures on the vote, saying, "They're never released." Thomas McNett, president of District 727 of the union, said the negotiating committee will meet Monday to set a strike date. Lockheed and IAM have dis- puted over the company's refusal o allow its workers to vote on the ssue of a union shop, which would require all employes to join he union. A board appointed by President Kennedy recommended such a vote for the whole aerospace in- dustry. Other California firms Ryan Aeronautical and forth American ed the recommendation, but em- ployes of all three rejected the union shop. A two-thirds majority was required. A union spokesman said to IAM members met on a college football field in Van Nuys to vote on ballots reading: "Do you authorize strike He said "a couple thousand" among them were workers from he Van Nuys plant, the others from the Burbank plant. A 75 per cent majority was needed to au- horize a strike, union spokesman Jack Roberts said. Meanwhile, other thousands of Machinists Union members were voting at Lockheed's big Sunny- vale, Calif., plant, where the sub- ne missile Polaris is made, at Lockheed installations al Cruz and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; Cape Canav- eral Fla., and Hawaii. Results from these points were o be announced later. The union claims a membership of more than Lockheed em- ployes, of them at Burbank, and says it bargains for Lockheed wickers in all plants and installations. Lockheed said there would be no comment Sunday. It had indi- cated previously it would try to some of its operations in event of a strike. McNett told members assem- bled on the bleachers and grass that Lockheed management "dis- ikes the greatest of all democrat- c processes the ballot box." He said he had been told that Lockheed's board of directors had tion voted 4-2 "to keep you from exer- cising the same privilege of vot- ing." Mills keep had ahead Cuba Grounds All Domestic Aircraft WASHINGTON (AP) Radar difficulty in detecting and track- of ng VS. reconnaissance planes may be a major reason for the astro government's order {rounding all domestic aviation in 2uba on Sunday. The action obviously is a sequel o Castro's warning, issued late last week, that surveillance planes flying over Cuba will be destroyed. However, before they are shot down they must be located, identi- led and tracked. Military radar for spotting and racking aircraft has been stalled hastily in recent as part of the Soviet arms aid program for the Cuban ally. .So- vlet technicians presumably oper- ate the units, while at the ime they are attempting to train Cuban crows. But there appears brfce some question about the extennand ef- iclency of Cuba's radar system In its present form. NEWS INDEX SICTMN A Kedto-TV has M M ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED Mrs. Guy Bond, 934 Peach, was killed and her husband seriously injured when their auto collided headon with a car driven by Mrs. Robbie Phipps, 1450 Westmoreland, who was also seriously injured. Dewey Ennis of Clyde was also seriously injured when his Ford pickup truck collided with the rear of the Bond vehicle. (Staff Photo by Jack Sheridan) Abilenian Dies In Auto Crash Mrs. Guy Bond, 934 Peach, was killed and three other persons were seriously injured in a head-on collision that "sounded like an ex- four miles east of Abi lene on U.S. 80 about p.nr Sunday. Mrs. Bond, a passenger in an auto driven by her husband, was pronounced dead on arrival at Hendrick Memorial Hospital. Guy Bond was in serious con- dition with chest injuries. Dewey Ennis, RFT> 1, Baird, driver a pickup with which the Bond car collided headon was in "serious but not critical" condition at Hen- drick Hospital. Mrs. Robbie Phipps, 1450 West- moreland, driver of the 1957 Chev- rolet which collided with the rear end of the Bond's car was also in 'serious but not critical" con- dition. The two automobiles were going; at the time of the collision, while the pickup truck was going east according to investigating of- ficers. Investigating the wreck were Highway Patrolmen Darrel Shaver and Oscar Armstrong. The officers said their investiga- was incomplete. Ennis suffered multiple deep acerations of the face, according to a hospital spokesman. Boyd Holbrook, owner of Sham- rock Gas Station 200 yards from where the accident occurred, said that he heard "what sounded like an when the cars col lided, "when I turned around three vehicles were all over highway." According to a funeral home spokesman Mr. and Mrs. Bond were on their way home from Fayetteville, Ark., when the col lision occurred. They had .been visiting a daughter. Funeral arrangements are pending at Elliott's Funeral Home for Mrs. Bond. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Dowdy San Angelo and Mrs. Allen Gard- ner of Fayetteville, Ark. Bond is owner and operator of Bond's Garage at 942 S. 4th. B. S. WEATHER DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weatker map. 11-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Hadluj 40 miles) MotUy cloudy and cold with oc- casional Ufnt rain or snow Monday and Tueaday. Hicb Monday near 40, low Mon- day mint near 30. Hirt Tuesday in NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy X- casional rain and cold Monday and Tues- day except snow mixed with rain north. High Monday NORTHWEST TEXAS OccasionL. snow central and north rain or snow south Monday and Tuesday except ending west Tuesday. Snow may accumulate 1-3 inches central and north Monday. Cloudy and cold Monday and Tuesday. Hich Monday 32-10. TEMPEBATUBES a.m. Sun. p.m. 38 40 41 42 the 4 00 42 40 37 35 35 37 X 39 High and low for 24-hours ending 9 43 and 35. {h and low same date last year: SO Sunset last i ht: sunrise today: gnt: Barometer at 9 p.m.: 28.32. Humidity at 9 p m.: per cent. Hoffa Wins In Challenge Of Leadership PHILADELPHIA sters Union boss James R. Hoffa won a narrow victory Sunday in perhaps the most serious attack on his leadership as truckers from four states voted to remain in the Teamsters rather than re- join the AFL-CIO. The National Labor Relations Joard, which conducted the four- day election that ended Sunday night, said the unofficial vote was to Challenged votes totaled 392, not enough to wipe out the 503- vote winning margin. Long-distance freight drivers are regarded as the cornerstone of Hoffa's strength in the 1.7 mil- lion-member Teamsters Union. The election marked the first time any over-the-road drivers have been involved in a try to switch to the AFL-CIO. There have been successful Teamster revolts against Hoffa in the past as those in Chicago and they involved taxi and dairy drivers. Truck drivers from Pennsyl- vania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland were involved in the voting. Hoffa's plans for negotiating a nationwide contract in the truck- ing industry depended on a Team- sters victory in this election, which was prompted by a dissi- dent group known as The Voice of the Teamsters. Philadelphia is the only truck- ing center not tied into Hoffa's regional bargaining network. i CHINESE CRITICIZED Russia Defends Position On Pulling Out Rocket! MOSCOW Soviet ion defended its Cuban hv withdrawal Sunday and months Communist China of siding with the imperialists. The accusation was made in page and a half article In same Communist party organ, Pravda. It was one of the toughest replies yet to Red Chinese criticism. The article was written by Un- at the Chinese Communists but at rocket the Albanians, who in the Soviet accused Chinese ideological debates have been the principal spokesmen for the Chinese position and al a most always the target for re- the plies. _________ _ Dor- cannot Is N. Ponomarev, member of the against party Central Committee and of same the party Secretariat. hi and one of the principal theorists. It was published on _. eve of the meeting of the Central Committee, at which Premier Khrushchev's policy on Industry, agriculture and probably Ms for- eign policy an coming up for re- view. The author aimed his Hows aot the 9or There also was an implied at- tack on China's frontier quarrel with India. The article said one preach about the struggle nrenfui imperialism and at the __________ time "carry out provoca historian tlve actions which do not strength- also. Soviet en, but undermine cause the and socialism. Hut Is what is actually done in practice by accept the Albanian leaden." It was the first MnManea btow aimed by the Soviet Un- ion it the operations on the Indian frontier. Prior to vMfovanmeM to take a position of being friends to both sides. The Chinese have been assail- ing the Soviet Union for pulling its rockets out of Cuba in an agreement with President Kenne- dy. Friday, a Chinese broadcast accused Khrushchev of being 'scared stiff" of U.S. military That was repeated Sunday by toe Chinese People's Daily whtt u reported in a of from PeUng. Ws" trying rights of Revisionist s for the Into lyioaym for has MUM Soviet leaders. ;