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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 163 ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 26, PAGES IN ONE SECTION PAGE ONE A piece of the past keeps com- ing back to the Bill Chenys, former Abilenians now residents of Grapevine. It is always brought up by someone else. The Cherrys never discuss the dramatic event which thrust them into the national lime- light 20 years ago this month. Others, however, still do. Hie current edition of Newsweek Magazine is the latest to bring it to mind. In its "Where Are They section the magazine re- minds that in November of 1942 the famed Eddie Rickenbadter, young Capt. William T. Cherry and five other men were res- cued after a three-weeks or- deal in the Pacific. The seven survived the crash of a B-17 and endured, clinging to life rafts, while a great search for them ranged far and near. Their survival and rescue be- came one of the big stories of World War H. f SVX31 1 3AV 31 I js Writer Noted Dies From Gunshot The story had strong Abilene ties. Bill came here from Quail, following Big Brother Fullback Ed to Hardin-Simmons Univer- sity back in the late '30's, and was married here to Bobbie Hunter, daughter of the Robert Hunters. A sharp, debonair young fel- low, Bill caught the flying bug bad, learned how and joined American Airlines in 1940 for a brief tenure before he went off to fight a war. He was a crack pilot, he rose to major and he acquired a chest full of medals, including a decoration by the British gov- ernment in ceremonies at Washington for a job he did towing gliders filled with troops into the fighting areas in Bur- ma. But of all his valor, that in the Rickenbacker incident drew the most attention. On the 20th anniversary of the event, Newsweek notes the sev- en men involved are all still around to celebrate. Bill, the magazine reports, is still Pilot Cherry, flying Ameri- can Airlines jets. He is also, we learned by telephone, Farmer Cherry. The family lives on a 90-acre farm at Grapevine, his wife reports, "raising a little cattle and a lit- tle grain" between Bill's pilot- ing duties. He is currently fly- ing the Dallas to San Francisco run. He is Father Cherry with his son, William T. Cherry III a senior in Grapevine High and his daughter, Paula, now a young Dallas woman of 22. (Paula was a baby when Mrs. Cherry was sweating out back home Bill's three-weeks ordeal clinging to a raft in the Pacif- ic.) And Bill is, his wife says proudly, Grandpa Cherry. Paula herself has a daughter, 5-year-old Teri Alexander. At 47 Bill alternates between farming and flying and looking after household matters. "But he still won't talk about Mrs. Cherry says of that incident two decades ago. "That's all behind us." But it keeps cropping up. Guatemala Halts Air Force Revolt By ALVARDO CONTRERAS Sunday reached New York after GUATEMALA force detay. However, later units revolted Sunday and sent Sunday, there appeared to be no warplanes on strafing runs at unusual delay.) army barracks and the presiden- Ydigoras also expressed sorrow tial palace but were quickly sup-for casualties and damage to pressed, the government report- several buildings and houses ed. It said the rebels only by by chance missed hitting President government said four colo- Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes in his nels led tte rev011, including Col. office. Oscar Giron Perrone, often men- CMf O> Stanley Walker s Father LAMPASAS (API Stanley funeral or memorial services. The body will be taken to San Antonio for cremation at the Mis- sion Burial Park at 8 a.m. Mon- day, he said. self-inflicted. Snell returned the coroner's ver- dict. He said Mrs. Walker found her husband's body shortly before 11 a.m. on the front porch of the Walker, 64, legendary city editor of the New York Herald Tribune who turned author and magazine writer after retirement as a news- paperman, was found dead Sun- day at his ranch of a gunshot wound. Authorities said it was said, that his ashes be scattered Justice of the Peace Casbeer home, 10 miles northwest of Walker also requested, Gamel LEGENDARY EDITOR DEAD Stanley Walker, 64, former city editor of the New York Herald Tribune, was found shot to death Sunday at his ranch near Lampasas. A justice of peace returned a coroner's ver- over the ranch where he made this Central Texas town. A government communique as- serted the uprising was backet by "money from Fidel Castro' of Cuba, Ydigoras' implacable enemy. It asserted Ydigoras, 67 an army general, directed mili- tary operations that crushed the revolt. One of the attacking planes was shot down by antiaircraft bat- teries manned by loyalists, the government said. The pilot was presumed killed. On the ground, the Red Cross re- ported two persons were killed and the fire department reported 30 civilians were wounded, mostly 3y bullets from planes attacking .he army barracks. The firemen said most of the wounded were children, were no reports of army cas-' ualties. Speaking on radio and televi- sion Sunday night, Ydigoras as-' serted that Castro's Cuban re- gime was directly responsible far the uprising. Ydigoras said his service bad learned that Arnulfo Parada Tovar, former director of the Guatemalan University Stu- dents Association, had brought supplies by Cuba into Guatemala to finance the revolt Officials said only two planes of the Guatemalan air force took wrt in the raids, and that air brce units remaining loyal joined the army in holding the barracks. The government communique said the rebel airplanes fired on the presidential palace and hit the president's office, but that Ydigor- as happened to be room at the time. s- liT? f candidate in on map locates Guatemala f and Jose Gonzalez Batres. It was the they either had fled to army barracks and the neighboring El Salvador or had dentlal of at' e taken refuge in the Salvadorean fcxktag was shot down. Embassy.
.m. SJ 52 SiOO 53 S3 itoweri Men- Hlih Moo- 8: Man Killed In Yard AtS'waler SWEETWATER (RNS) Tom Bowen. 41, Texas and Pacific Railway switchman, was fatally ed in a car collision Thanksgivin crushed when he was caught be- yards in downtown Sweetwater at p.m. Sunday. Mr. Bowen died shortly after arriving at Simmons Memorial Hospital. He was taken to the hos- pital in a Patterson ambulance called to the scene by witnesses to the accident. Officers said Mr. Bowen working in the railroad yards in a network of about six tracks near By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Texas traffic and violen death toll climbed to 63 as th Thanksgiving holiday period dre o a close Sunday night. Forty-two of the deaths we n traffic accidents, more th: any other state. Four of the Texas deaths wei in two airplane crashes, one near Falfurrias and the other nea One person dies in a fire and the others from various causes. The Associated Press coun started at 6 p.m. Wednesday an ended at midnight Sunday. Linda Faye Hawkins, 10 month old, was killed Sunday near Con roe when she fell from a car dri' en by her mother, Mrs. Maud Marie Hawkins of Conroe. an was run over before her mothe could stop. Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, 24, Temple died Saturday night of broken neck when she leapec rom a runaway truck near Llano VIrs. Brown was riding with her msband, Monroe W. Brown, an Sam Vallantes of Killeen when th wakes went out as the trucl oaded with cedar posts, was com ng down Bell Mountain, 15 miles from Llano. Gary Wayne Thulis, 6, son Mr. and Mrs. William C. Thuli of Irving, died in a Greenvill hospital Sunday of injuries suffer Day. His death was the third in tween two boxcars in the T4P accident that occurred three First and Pine Sts. at the time of his wife, 69. died'Saturday in a the accident. Details of the mishap were not complete. Bowen lived near Hermleigh on a farm. He had been employed, by TiP here for a number of years. Survivors are his wife, a nine- year-old son, Gary; his mother. Mrs. Myrtle Bowen, who operates a drug store in Hermleigh; two sisters and a brother. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Patterson Funeral Home. miles west of Farmersville in Col in County. His mother and a 14 year-old Dallas girl, Betty Perky were killed in the crash. Mrs. J. Loyd Parker. 74, mem >er of a prominent Fort Worth amily, and her granddaughter Hilma Sandegard Parker 01 Houston, died Saturday in a car pickup truck accident near Glen Rose. E. H. Elaine, 72, of Dublin am his 10-year-old son, Michael, died Saturday in a truck collision near Decatur during a rainstorm. J. J. Williams, S3, Port Lavaca service station operator, died Sat- urday in a shooting at his station. Two attendants were wounded. Investigators said the shooting followed a quarrel with a custom- er over a can of radiator :luid. A 23-year-old Victoria man was arrested. Howard Sheets, 31, of Houston died Saturday in a hunting acci- dent in the Sam Houston National forest near Conroe. A companion aid officers he was trailing a wild urkey and fired when he thought le saw the bird move ahead of um. Horace Broadway. 62, of Dallas died Saturday in a shooting See DEATHS, 6-A, Col. 4 Dallas Man Killed Near Benjamin BENJAMIN 22-year- Id Texas Tech student from Dal- as was fatally injured seven miles west of here on U. S. High- way 82 in a head-on collision bout p.m. Sunday. He was identified as Albert Fay Withrow Jr., driver of a 1958 ve- icle, traveling west and appar- ently enroute back to the Lubbock ampus after the Thanksgiving oliday. Reported in "fair condition" at IUX County Hospital at Knox ity was Herbert Allen Forsythe, of Fort Worth, who was travel- ig east on the highway in a 1963 ehicle. A spokesman at the ear collision five miles northwest of Hico on 17. S. 281. Three per- sons in the second car were in- jured. Forney J. Hood of Thornton and NEWS INDEX SECTION A I, AmiMnwrttt........... 11 Mfttrtab 12 Ctmio............... 1J TV Sttut If said Forsythe suffered a fractured orearm and nose, contusion about the face and body and lev- al broken ribs. Both drivers were traveling one in their vehicles at toe time the mishap, Patrolman Arthur ason of Seymour, investigating ficer said. Withrow's body was taken to mkard Smith Funeral Home at Inox City. A funeral ham wkesman said the body would be ;en early Monday to Holcomb- aeon Funeral Home in Dallas, here funeral will be scheduled. raidliu it 9 p.m.: 3.W. 9 p.m.: 9t Mr cent. This minion was InCerpreted as should be mostly cloudy through Tuesday, with the tern- Inc and were alert for any new possible preparation for formal Monday and Ttmday, tht weath Indian rejection of condition! tal said Peking's proclamation at the Fog, Drizzle Hay Conlinue Fog encircled the Abilene area Sunday, with the weatherman at Municipal Airport predicting morfc of the same for Monday. Driule was falling in Abilene late Sunday night and at widely Plane Development Fund Boosted 87 ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON (AP) Defense said. Secretary Robert S. McNamara consistently cool towards the RS7D reconnaissance strike bomber Sunday let the Air Force have statement sjid another million for the pro- gram. A Pentagon announcement also said that a restudy. of the project as ordered by the last Congress has been completed and that rec- ommendations were submitted to President Kennedy last week. perature reaching near 70 both rerammendatkms were. Monday's tow should be about cease-fire and a projected according to the weatherman. EaMland reported .10 Inch of raMUl Sunday, only rata re- ported IB the ana. The statement did not say what Richard B. The additional money, taken work on titt tended ferine i sjons of the plane, the Pentagon The new allotment ralsec the es timated total cost of the develop- ment program to 11.35 billion, the suits of the based on data Release of the additional funds tween last June 2 and Oct. 1, will fortlieRSTO-prevlottslytanwnasbe made to the Armed Services the BTO-came as Sen. Clalr En- and committees of gle, D-Calif., said he was deeply concerned because the ing the supersonic bomber. Engle, In a letter to Chairman urged that the Senate Armed Services Committee lake up" soon pos- from funds voted by Congms but sIMe next year (he question of de- over which McNamara has kept vetoplng the RS70 as a weapons tight control, will be used for de- system. complex radar and other onto to- bombers ceased last month, CD- Pianw can be new supersonic weapon "has been missiles able to reach enemy tar- stretched out and delayed" de- gets will be in the nation's ar- spite urgings of Congress. A "full presentation of the re- furnished by the Air Force be- watte of the nation's resources. Congress during hearings on the McNanwra raised objections early In his adkninlslration to the RS70 for which Gen. Curtis E. U- May, Air Force chief of staff and former heed of the Strategic Air Command Is prime advocate. McNamara's objection had been based on the ground that by Production opmtional force of mis- saM, while ef te tested and MK more than 1JM out mkWr senal. McNamara has declared that to go into production of the HS70 new would be a serious However, he has gone along with the plan to continue develop- ment by building and teet-flylnf three planes which would lack all the features that UKay wants to see in the aircraft. Congress, for several yean. In both the present and previous ad- ministrations, voted more meney or the loan than re- quested-for use-by the TheKmweaUlurniaefeedef about I.OM miles per hew,
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