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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1962, Abilene, Texas 'ZMQRMNG "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82NDYEAR, NO. 171 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 4, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE Brownwood has, you mifih say, more ties with the grea beyond than does any other o our towns in these parts. Hut's because since April o: 1957 it has had an up and rising one in which the sky is the limit. For these several years now. Raven Industries Inc. of Sioux Falls, S. D., has been setting off balloons from Brownwood. They are big balloons one measured 231 feet in diameter. They go high. They search out secrets of the universe for var- ious scientists and researchers, universities and organizations Why Brownwood? Seemingly, according to C-C Manager Ho- mer Tanner and the files of the Brownwood Bulletin, for a va- riety of reasons. There are many clear days in a year and the location is good for the town's latitude and lon- gitude leave plenty of room on all sides for recovery of the in- struments the balloons take aloft The Brownwood muny air- port has some space not being utilized, giving elbow room for the ballooners. And the air- port is located in a bit of a "ba- making for cooperative air currents. The balloon business started as part of the International Geo- physical Year. Raven, which manufactures and launches such balloons, does the jobs for the various scientists. The University of Chicago was the first to use the local launch- ings. It has been followed by New York University, Univer- sity of Iowa, Washington Univer- sity in St Louis, University of Bombay, India, University of Berne, Switzerland, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Uni- versity of Minnesota, Case In- stitute of Technology in Cleve- land and Massachusetts Tech- nological Institute. The Air Force bat sent up some small balloons on its own. The balloons are of about one-sixth the thickness of a human hair. The deflated bal- loon is laid out along a run- way. A helium truck provides the wherewithal. Filled, the bal- loon is tear-shaped with instru- ment packages attached to its under side. Balloons are used for such re- search, the Brownwood Bulletin says, because they can go high, they travel at relatively slow speeds and they are cheap, cost- ing from to each. (Rockets are many times that.) The instruments, which are cut loose by a tracking plane when desired, measure and study such things as "collision of big energy cosmic "en- ergy spectrum of cosmic sunspots, gamma rays, zodiacal light and neutrons. The re- search is sponsored in part by such concerns as Research Corp. of America, Office of Na- val Research, U.S. Atomic Com- mission and NASA. A balloon launching, and there have been 11 so far this year, is a matter for consider- able local Brownwood interest. Raven sends in a crew and sev- ti-al scientists show up in town to mother the gadgets. Accord- ing to the time of day, the townspeople go out to watch. Regardless of file time of day, however, the Brownwood report- ers are on hand. And there are same complaints from them that the scientists seem to prefer the very early hours of mom. BaHoon-Iaunchings can be tricky. Back in '58 Raven was send- ing up a 3-million cubic foot one with which it expected to break the altitude record, feet. But the thin plastic developed leak. The balloon came down. It was salvaged however and used to cover a spinach field to keep out frost. One icy day in February, 1958, a balloon carrying the packages from the foreign uni- versities was being launched. Suddenly the wind shifted with- out warning. Jack Bell, acting postmaster, was standing in the wrong spot He was run over by the balloon. NEWS INDEX MOTION A ON i SICTWNI WMHM'I MVI TV tart MI-TV top Meeting Backs Goldwater WINNING FLOAT The "Snow Queen" float, sponsored by Abilene Savings Assn. and constructed by the Ta-Te club, was first place winner in the Christmas parade Monday. The float was one of 14 entered for judging in the event. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) SEEN BY THOUSANDS Yule Season Greeted With Annual Parade The sights and sounds of Christ mas unfolded in storybook fashion Before thousands of awed children had. and parents in downtown Abileni Monday. Star-spangled floats and brassy bands, the two most important in gradients of a parade, were in olorful abundance as the mile nd-a-half long extravaganza appreciation to the TrMi-Y Club wound through the business dis rict as dusk fell. The merchants' cash registers Battalion who escorted the floats, and traffic were stilled for more to the participating bands and If of cleared.'only tan an hour while the Abilene other parade attractions. He said Chamber of Commerce-sponsored the chamber was especially in- held the attention of young debtaj to the police and sheriff and old alike. The standing-room-only affair ffered thousands of children their (rol rst look at Santa Claus, who ccupied the seat of honor at the ead of the 31-unit parade. "We reached our anticipa- Joe Cooley, chamber man- fantasy" float division was the ed to the starting point at S. 8tii gen said of the crowd prediction built by the Ta-Te Tri-Hi-Y Club affic division of the Abilene Po- award. WEATHER S. DEFAKTMENT OF COMMERCE FAg ffEAl Partly cloudy and windy TWJ- Pair and cooler Tuuday nlxht and dnesday. High TuewUy near 70, low SOUTHWEST TEXAS Fair Toerfay d Wednesday. Cooler Tauday nix' Wednesday. High Tuesday 72-83, TEMPERATURES Ufh uid low s ind low for ending 9 same date laat year; 74 last niKbt: write today: 5[ sunset tonight: larometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.04. lomidlty at 9 p.m.: 75 per cent. lice described the crowd as "one of the largest we have ever "As far as people are concern- ed, it was solid all the way along the parade Capt. Pruitt from T .tkfltr m lace. The float was sponsored by Thornton's. Fourth and fifth places which carried no cash prizes wen respectively to "The Night Befor Christmas and The Three Bears' by Egregius Club and Minter's brought their youngsters to work so that their families could view the parade from a second or third floor vantage point. Still another several thousand Hu the marchers downtown district, of man-hours went into the making Of the crepe paper floats by 14 Tri-Hi-Y Clubs. The with traffic and pedestrian con- brightly-decorated unjts were set up atop jeeps and made the jour- ney from the West Texas Fair- the "Storybook grounds where they were fashion- GETS GOOD VIEW James Allen, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Allen, 646 Westwood, seems a little dubious about his high perch but got a perfect view of the annual Christmas parade from the shoul- ders of his father Monday. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Par- sons) and Oak. The floats were judged on th theme (30 per overa design and theme (15 per cent) special features (10 per an Second place and a prize of amount of work and cooperation o and "Little Jack Homer" by Ooro- show off their classy new uniform; na Club and KRBC. Parade-watchers stood five deep all along the route and took up every available inch of space along Pine St. between 1st and 5th. More than 500 persons took advantage of Showcase Square's rooftop parking area to look down an the passing Christmas review Hundreds of office workers DONATIONS SLOW Goodfellows Get More Requests "Please help us we need it to give any Christmas present to ery bad. This Is the my she wrote. "Don't ndamental plea in the many forget to visit me." ters received daily by the "I am another one of the many roodfellows. With only 21 calen r days remaining before Christ- nas, the fund has reached less have 10 children and my husband ride at the head of Monday's Yule an a fourth of the goal of is working very little. We are parade, but finally found his man _ _. _ :or.tributions through Monday Christmas as you have before, ached- J2.996.35 and more than she concluded. 450 must be donated daily if the equests for help are to be ful- include: ed this year. Employes of Levines Dept. Contributions may be made to Store his associates up and down the Reporter-News and will be SO SS Class, First Methodist parade route in hoping you can help us again this within the top echelon of the or- ganization. His choice was none other than Contributions received to date J. S. Lauderdale, chamber presi dent, who wore the Santa apparel with such dignity that he fooled ng with her daughter requested Miller tlft for her t-jrenr-old grandson. John J. Toombs with you would drop In and Willis Welding Shop me and my grandm on Mr. Mrt. Tom Reed CfarMmai DqM do BrtjNfk Monday'i do Mt rwttvt MT MMta, PNfknly AckaowlMMi tortk another person wrote. "We 25 knowledged by publication. Church I wish we didn't have to ask Anonymous or jour help. But our home Mn. JuanlU Frost burned up about a month Anonymous Mother mother wrote. "We hive Mr. and Mn. Andrew 0. Ler- parade, children and my husband che hope you can help us with Mrs. 0. A. Hale loyi and groceries for the chil- in Memory of Earl M. John- 7.50 A M-yeirdd grandmother liv- In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. W. A 10.00 moo club members in decorating (1 per Judges were Mrs. Beth Hena gen, Ernest Sublett and Boyd Gra ham. Abilene bands participating in the parade were Abilene, Cooper and Woodson High, and Frank lin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Mann ani Madison Junior High Schools. Th parade gave Mann and Madison band students an opportunity tc which they donned for the firs time only a month ago. Visiting bands included those o Merkel, Roby, Rochester, Tren and Jim Ned of Tuscola. Adding to the novelty of the parade were the Brownwood senting workers operating the na Show-Ettes, a group of baton twirling girls, the Shadows Preci sion Drill Tfeam sponsored by the They are resisting a managemen City Recreation Dept., and a string of antique autos. Other floats in the extravaganza and their club and commercia sponsors included Santa Claus on a float sponsored by the Siwamis See PARADE, Pg. 7-A, Col. 1 Chamber Prexy Takes New Chore Abilene Chamber of Commerce mothers you all have helped be- Manager Joe Cooley looked far and wide for a Santa Claus to "I got a big kick out of the adults trying to figure out who I walkout. 2 Lauderdale said the U.S. District Judge Jesse Curtis n Los Angeles Issued a tempo- ary order against any further Mr'and Mn. Arthur C. Foster 2S only trouble white waving uTciST trike action pending a hearing The chamber official said his 10.00 dren wai that "I was about to ose my whiskers." Lauderdale made a very con vinclng Santa thanks to the ex- 7.90 pert makeup artistry of Ernest ing which mediators are expected 10.00 Sublett, drama instructor at Abi- em High, and a pillow for extra 15.09 paddlnf up front. Cooley said he recruited the MOilB president for UM new honorary wai reported to the White Howe late m the day. Another hd-flnd- only two President Faces Strike Troubles WASHINGTON (AP) Pres dent Kennedy moved Monday t jlock any further strike action Lockheed Aircraft Corp. At th same time, he received word Christmas week shipping strike brewing on the East and Gu Coasts. It was an active day fo shuffling papers in the country' most pressing labor disputes. I none of the cases is a, strike actu ally in progress. Chief; of the five unions repre- has rejected it once. :ion's railroads decided to appea directly to the Supreme Court :hreat to lay off up to work ers the lines consider to be hold ng unnecessary jobs. Another major dispute de- 'eloped in St. Louis where nearly employes of the McDonnel Aircraft Co., a leading spacecraf producer, voted by about 6 to o strike in behalf of contract de- mands. The workers are repre- sented by the AFL-CIO Machinists Union. The machinists are involved ilso in the Lockheed dispute. Thi Lockheed workers struck for two days last week in behalf of th machinists' demands for a union shop, .subject to two-thirds work ers' approval. The strikers re- urned to work Thursday at the government's request pending ourt action. A Taft-Hartlcy Law emergency xiard reported to Kennedy tha here is an impasse in negotia ions on the union shop issue. The Abi- President directed the Justice De- partment to obtain a court order [gainst resuming the Lockheed ext Monday on a Taft-Hartfcy Law injunction. This strike ban, if granted, will ast n maximum of to days dur- o seek a solution to the union Up demand, requiring workers to. be union numbers, The longshoremen's strike threat ing board appointed under terms of the Taft-Hartley Law emer gency provisions said it saw prac tically no chance of avoiding a coastal shipping stoppage. The 80-day injunction in thi longshoremen's case, involving thi AFL-CIO International Longshore men's Association, is due to ex pire Dec. 23. A poll is to be taken among the longshoremen in th next two weeks on the employers last offer, but the union already Burglary Suspects Caught in School Two would be burglars were caught inside the Bonham Ele mentary School, 4250 Potomac late Monday night attempting to crack open a safe in the princi pal's office. Police arrested two youths about 19 and 21, and were holding them early Tuesday for question ing in connection with the ailegec offense. A search was launched for possible third youth involved in the incident. Troy Boone, Scout executive alerted police of the incident. Patrolmen! J. E. Jones and Jack Redding were arresting officers assisted by a member of the ca- nine corps, "Major.1' No formal charges had been filed early Tuesday. The youths were expected to be questioned atcr. Senator Pushed For Presidency By ARTHUR EDSON WASHINGTON bighly confidential meeting leading Republicans who wan Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona for president was held in Cfaicag Sunday. Their objective: To get, as one put it, "an honest-to-God conserv ative Republican candidate fo incidentally, to Iry to block the road for Gov Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York. Reports of what went on at tb meeting vary considerably. One course said that was pledged as a starter, towaro a goal of million. Another whc was there said nothing that con crete had been decided. "I only wish it he said. "If it had I would be putting out a state- ment saying so." It is not clear what relationship oldwater had to this meeting o lis admirers. It is understood tha le told the originators that any such effort takes a lot of mone; anyway, he's not running or the presidency. Goldwater said he knows nothini about a secret meeting in Chi cago of Republicans who want to run him for president in 1964 Reached at a sales executive meeting he addressed in Phoenix 3oldwater said, "I don't know a thing about it. I don't know who he group was, where they met or what it's all about. I did see or hear something about it today jut I don't know a thing." Goldwater said he had just re urned from a brief vacation a1 Grand Canyon and no one hat ailed him about the meeting. "I still plan to run for the Sen- te two years from he said iut he added that he might not 'since things change and it's too arly to be absolutely certain." After checking with a number f those who were at the meet- ng, it can be reported that: 30 and 50 attended n informal gathering at a motor lotel on Michigan Avenue in Chi- ago. or almost all, of those present are wholehearted backers I Goldwater. They believe Gold- water would pick up votes no oth- r Republican candidate nd would run particularly strong i the South. or almost all. of those resent are either cool or down- ight frigid to Rockefeller. They elieve the election of the New fork governor would mean, as ne expressed it, "a more and nore powerful federal adminis- ration, and that's what we don't 'ant." sentiment was ex- ressed that the Republican par- must get a full-time, paid na onal chairman. The present hairman. Rep. William E. Miller of New York, serves without pay secret and has to divide his time be- tween party work and. Congress. term ends in 1964, See GOLDWATER, Pg. 7-A, Roterto float A. BAILEY-LEWIS promoted Bailey Lewis NewPrexy Of Onyx Oil A. Bailey Lewis has been named president of Onyx Ofl Company, iucceeding the late A. J. (Art) Crazier. The Board of Directors of Onyx Oil Co. made the announcement jf Lewis's promotion Monday. "The company will continue pro- ducing, developing and explora- ory operations in the West Cen- ral Texas the announce- ment said. Lewis has been associated with the Ungren 4 Frazier interests ince 1935 and has been secretary- reasurer of the Onyx Oil Co. ince 1948. Organized in February 1947, Onyx is also operating company or the Ungren Frazier oil inter- sts. The company will continue o maintain its offices at 2825 >ine St. which Ungren Frazier has occupied since 1937. Onyx owns oil and gas proper- ies, is a producing company, does xploratory drilling, and handles Derations for Ungren 4 Frazier reducing lease interests in West 'entral Texas as well as North Texas. Lewis was born in Amboy, Ind., raduated from Marion, Ind., See LEWIS, Pg. 7-A, Col. 5 ARMS NEEDS UNCERTAIN Harrimon Reports On Trip to India WASHINGTON (AP7-Presiden Chinese ennedy got a firsthand report om W. Averell Harriman Mon ay but made no decision on how provided rcuch long-term U.S. arms aiu should go to India. In reporting this, highly placed .S. authorities said short-term which nergency American military as- stance would continue to Tished to India for some time to come because of equipment tosses ing, ndian troops have suffered from he Red Chinese attacks. Harriman, assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs returned last Saturday from a want special mission to India and Pak tan to assess what help the sault nited States should provide. He pent an hour and 20 minutes at le White House telling Kennedy ment, nd other top officials of his one- week trip. The U.S. government hM made formulated India withtuad CommuDMlckM. onslaught. But there has been considerable uncertainty about what assistance should tie and the answers hm apparently not yet been worked out. The emergency shipment, have been going on since October, consist of automatic i, ammunition and gear of special value in mountain fight- officials said. One problem in determining how much arms aid should fo to India results from India herself not knowing yet just what she will over a long term. Viewing the Chinese bordrr al- as posing a long-term threat 'mm China, even if the Red troopi do not push southward at the mo- New Delhi to build up India's defense pnductta. Her defense production pUM be UM of lid MeM to
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