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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1962, Abilene, Texas SATURDAY 3 STAR 82ND YEAR, NO. 175 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE 1 VE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ___ -a.-. _n -I.--LJ ___ _______ ___ ABILENE, TEXAS, SA SMBER PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (ft Sections of Nation Buried Under Snow OPENS FREEWAY Miss Janie Lee, homecoming queen at Colorado City High School, opens the 7.3- mile Freeway at Colorado City to traffic Friday by cutting a ribbon. The ceremony was held at the inter- section of State Highway 208 with Interstate 20. She is a senior and is the daughter of Mr. -and Mrs. B. B. Lee of Colorado City. COMMISSIONER SPEAKS Herb Petry Jr. of Car- rizo Springs, chairman of the State Highway Commis- sion, speaks during one of two programs held in Colorado City Friday in observance of Freeway Day. The people of Colorado City and Mitchell County cele- brated completion of the National Defense highway in Mitchell County. (Staff Photos by Henry Wolff Jr.) PETRY DECLARES C-C Freeway 'Key to Growth1 COLORADO CITY _ Construc- tion of the Interstate 20 Freeway here is "the key to the growth and development" of Colorado City, Herb C. Petry Jr., chairman of the State Highway Commission, told a large crowd of civic leaders at the Civic House Friday noon. The address was part of a pro gram on "Freeway whici marked the opening of the 7.3 miles of freeway that cost ap- proximately million on the north side of this town. Two other programs were stage See C-CITY, Pg. 2-A, Cols. 1, 2 Coming Sunday in Abilene New Idea in Education A warm new ideo has come into education in Texas the lost decade and a half, the ideo that the school should odjust to the child who, because of physical or mental ex- ceptions, cannot fit the school routine. This Special Edu- cation idea is expressed in Abilene by a 36-teacher staff which works in schools and homes all over town. story of this work, the teachers and the children, will be told by Assistant Editor Kotharyn Duff and Photographer Henry Wolff Sunday. Holiday Dances The cover poge of the Women's Section presents couples who head six clubs hosting festive holiday dances at Abilene Country Club. Two, Atomic Age Tht birth of atomic age was just 20 ago from experiments conducted on a Chicago squash court. The Associated Pros' Sid Moody historic itory In the second of a two-part series In Sunday's RepbrHr-Newi. The first part was printed last Sunday. if Youth Features Young school students voice their opinions concerning the age at which young Americans may first exercise the right to vote. Junior High Highlights Its "beam" on Jefferson Junior High. Latest Spot News... the Best in Sports Kennedy Gels Close Look At Defenses ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (API- President Kennedy swept into the heart of the nation and on to the Far West on Friday to check first- hand on America's aerial and nu- clear might. It was the 21st an- niversary of Japan's strike at Pearl Harbor. Vice President Lyndon B. John- son made the trip, too, along with top men in uniform of the 'our armed services and other Pentagon officials. As usual, Johnson was in a sep- arate plane, because the Sec- ret Service forbids the President and vice president to fly together. Kennedy saw at Strategic Air Command headquarters at Oma- Neb., how instant retaliation now would meet any such attack in the future. Spread out before him in a sec- ret command post far below iround, were pinpointed the exact locations of all the nuclear armed carrying bombers at SAC's disposal. He picked up a gold line tie himself would use to or der a bomber strike in the event of the real thing. But this time it was only to talk to the colonel on duty at the War Room in Washington. There was a note of confidence From the commander in chief at the conclusion of his tour of SAC headquarters. "It is my strong he said, "a belief which has been strengthened this morning, that the peace and security can be maintained directly with the will and courage of the people of the United States and the strong right arm which is the Strategic Air Force.' And this was long before he wound up his tour at Albuquerque and saw a cutaway array of most of the newest nuclear bombs and warheads. In between, Kennedy dropped in at Los Alamos, N.M., on a high plateau among snow-tipped moun- ains, to get a report on attempts to convert nuclear power to peaceful uses through a reactor NEWS INDEX SECTION A 5.9 Oil newi.............. 13 SECTION I lofi...........2 Mr. Shnoo's Zoo ....____ 3 Church news............4 Womtn't 5 Edrroriib AmBMmenft 7 Cemici.............. S, TV Scout 12 BrMft............... 12 IMWI, MCikett 13 OfcrrMriM 14 WEATHER but paralyized many parts of rescue 25 motorists and bus pas- BALLINGER BEAUTIES Miss Carolyn Cook, 16, receives the Miss Merry. Christmas crown from the 1961 queen, Miss Judy Sweeney. Carolyn, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Clifford Cook, was named winner of the 1962 contest Friday to conclude pre-Yule festivi- ties. (Staff Photo) Beauty and Tat Man' Hailed at Bellinger By JERRY FLEMMONS Reporter-News Staff Writer BALUfTOER Eighteen teen- age beauties and a jolly fat man stole the show Friday as Ballinger oroke out its annual Christmas parade. More than persons lined the main downtown street to watch the 45-minute parade, fea- turing contestants for the Miss Merry Christmas contest and an appearance by Santa Claus. Miss Carolyn Cook, a dark-hair- :hat will propel vehicles in outer ed high school junior, was named Miss Merry Christmas by a trio of Abilene judges. She was crowned space. This was at the Los Ala- mos Scientific Laboratory, where Project Rover is under way to at ceremonies following the pa- rade. develop nuclear propulsion for this purpose. Kennedy left Washington at a.m. and still was on the go at dark in Albuquerque. He used a jet most of the way, then turned to a helicopter to take him from Santa Fe to Los Ala- mos to Albuquerque. Crowds ranging from hundreds to many thousands turned out at way points. Kennedy had little in- formal speeches for them. They had shouts and cheers and whis- tles for him. Several times he drive seeks of which walked .over to the throngs behind ropes and fences to thrust out a hand and exchange chit chat. Another Picture, Pg. 1-B Judy Sweeney, an 18-year-old BHS senior who was the Miss Merry Christmas, placed the crown on Miss Cook's head. Miss Sweeney is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Sweeney of Bal- linger. Miss Cook, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Cook, will reign for a full year in her role of Miss Merry Christmas. Three runners-up were selected. They were Carolyn Huddleston, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doc Huddleston; Frances Kay Reese. SM BALLINGER, Pg. 4-A, Col. 3 Tea, Golf Events To Aid Goodfellows Abilene organizations are put- ting their collective shoulders to the wheel to help the Goodfellows fund and toy drive this year. The had been obtained through Friday. Friday's contributions totaled so more is needed. Abilene Woman's Club mem- bers filled a 25-foot stairway in the club with more than 200 toys Friday at the New Toy Tea. Mrs. Murray Evans, AWC president, directed arrangements for the guest tea. Two golf events are scheduled at the Abilene Country Club this weekend with all proceeds going to the Goodfellows. Morgan Hampton, golf profes- sional, announced that players may register Saturday for an 18- hole golfhall sweepstakes. Entry fee will be 50 cents per per5011 and Hampton will donate prizes. Play will start at 9 a.m. and continue through the day. Sunday, the Women's Golf Assn. will sponsor a Scotch Foursome with play to start at 2 p.m. Entry fee (or the contest will be Meanwhile, letters continue to pour in asking for help in making this a Merry Christmas for des- titute families. Twenty seven more came in Friday afternoon's mall. Contributions to the fund may be made lo the Reporter-News and they will be acknowledged by puWlcdtion. Friday contributions: H. E. Henriksen 1 Veterans of World War I of U. S. A. Abilene Barracks No. 1667 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Shields 10.00 American Legion Parra- more Post No. 57 14.00 Ann Griffith 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lewis 10.00 Abilene Camp No. 136 W. 0. W. 25.00 V. F. W. Ladies Aux. Post 2012 25.00 Dotty Botkin Dance Studio 10.00 Anonymous 5.0C Lemon G. Neely 10.00 Key and Kay Covington 15.00 W. H. Pillion 5.00 Mr. B. C. Humphrey 5.00 J. J. Burton 5.00 Kings Daughters Class, First Methodist Church 10.00 Beacon Sunday School Class, St. Paul Methodist Church Mrs. J. B. Eubank Anonymous 10.00 Brabbin Realty Co. Anonymous Leonard E. Davis 10.00 5.00 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Arch D. Batjcr 100.00 Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gartside 10.00 25.00 15.00 Mrs. E. J. Grisham Arthur 25.00 Anonymous 10.00 64th Troop Carrier Wing Wives 10.00 Mr. Mrs. J. R. Woodward 5.00 Anonymous 10.00 Mrs. W. D. Gulledge 10.001 Mr. it Mrs. Ernest Wright 15.00' J. 0. Renfro 10.00, Mrs. Eugene Pcarce 5.00; Mrs. E. C. Nott Previously Acknowledged Schools, Offices, Factories Closed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heavy snow, whipped by fierce winds to drifts up to 20 feet, all state, stranding many. Rescuers plowed through seven miles road near Moundsville, W. Va., to northern Ohio and western Perm' sylvania on Friday. Not a school opened in Cleve- land, the nation's eighth-largest city, hit by its worst winter storm in 12 years. Factories and offices were idle in northern Ohio, four Ohio com- munities declared states ol emer- gency, and snow drifts paralyzed :raffic. In western Pennsylvania, an es- timated persons abandoned .heir cars on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and took to emergency shelter. The Ohio-Pennsylvania region was the white bullseye of a snow- storm that blew eastward out of the Great Lakes and lashed a sev- en-state area. The heavy snow and winds hit Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsyl- vania, New York, West Virginia and Maryland. Lighter snow fell at the fringe of the storm on Ten- nessee, Kentucky and Virginia. At least 29 deaths were attrib- uted to the storm. Some died of overexertion shoveling snow, oth- in traffic accidents caused by the storm. Heaviest Ohio snowfall was 27 inches reported in Bentleyville, a suburb of Cleveland. One to three inches of new snow was predicted in Cleveland, ivhich already had 15 inches. The community of Brunswick, 20 miles from Cleveland, was de- clared a disaster area after heavy ,now and stalled cars blocked all lighways in and out of town. The temperature remained at or slightly below freezing, caus- ing clinging snow to snap tele- phone and power lines. Some customers of the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. were without power at the height of the storm. Downed telephone lines left Brunswick with only radio com- munication. Residents of Chagrin Falls went without water for a time when power failure halted the water plant. Repair was delayed be- cause repair crews were unable to reach the snowbound plant. Other northern Ohio towns put on emergency or disaster basis because of isolation or the pres- ence of hundreds of stranded mo- Sorists were Findlay and Fostoria, both near Toledo. The Red Cross set up eleven emergency stations to care for stranded Ohio motorists. In West Virginia, some moun- tain parts of Webster County were blanketed with a three-foot snow- fall. sengers who spent 24 hours in 'armhouses along U.S. Highway 250. Up to 20 inches of snow fell over southwestern New York State. Scores of traffic accidents resulted; air and ground traffic was crippled and many schools A'ere shut down. While the 241-mile Pennsylvania Turnpike became mostly single ane for motorists, state authori- ies shut down 160 miles of the oil road because of snow, huge drifts and high wind. A near-blizzard around Oakland, Md., stalled a school bus carry- ng 11 children. After more than six hours in the bus, the children and driver made their way to a nearby farmhouse. Scores of schools in Maryland ivere shut down by the heavy ;now. The high winds caused the tide in Chesapeake Bay to run :hree feet above normal. Some looding of schools and homes was Gale .winds and high tides also damaged property in Maine and Massachusetts. Several cities in lower Michigan snowfalls of up to 12 nches. At Saginaw, the measured :all reached 14 inches. Some snow also fell in other sections of the Midwest, mostly under one inch, however. In Southern California dense 'og and smog was blamed for the deaths of four persons when their jlane crashed near Los Angeles International Airport. Winds whipped drifts to depths of 20 feet in some parts of the BATTLE CREEK SCENE grass mowed Tuesday <AP Wircphotos) TWO DAYS LATER shoveling snow Hunt for Trapped Miners Progresses CARMICHAELS, Pa. Rescue crews made a v turn Friday in a tunnel toward 37 coal miners trapped 650 feet un- derground by a shattering blast. "Our progress should be speed- ier assuming we don't run into problems more than we encount- ered said James Girod, assistant mine superintendent in charge of rescue operations. Pennsylvania town, about rital left 50 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. Mine officials blamed the neces- sary reconstruction of the ventila- tion system (or making the job drawn out and tedious. Workers had to build up appara- tus to circulate fresh air and draw out carbon monoxide and methane gas. Extensive digging had not been _ necessary through the first The rescue crews, laboring in feet of work, officials said, be- cause the rescuers had not en- countered any roof falls. men. "We're these temperatures. There was no way of knowing if the men were dead. Originally, it was believed that 36 miners were trapped, but U.S. Steel Corp. raised the figure to 37 after rechecking its records. The miners haven't been heard from since the gas and coal dust in a corridor of U.S. Steel's Ro- bcna No. 3 mine near this south' Albany Clifton 28 21 Winters 21 Den. City 12 Rotan 35 Sunray 0 The fortunes of football continued to smile on Abilene area teomj In the state schoolboy ployoffs Frldoy night at Albany, Raton and Winters posted quarterfinals victories. Albany beat Clitton, 28-21, at Breckenrdlge and Roton mouled Sunray, 35-0, ol Lubbock, both in Class A ploy. Winters downed Denver City, 21-12, ot Midlond in Closs AA Abilene Oreo's fourth title hope, Brownwood. ploys Dumas Saturday at Lubbock at 2 p.m. For the games, plus pfctuies, see on Pg. 5, 8-A. the second day of operations, have moved to within feet, and possibly feet of the trapped getting said Pennsylvania Secretary of Mines Lewis Evans. "We haven't given up hope." It is difficult to Evans said, "since the men were strung out in the tunnel. We may be closer to some than others. We may know something definite in 36 hours." The temperature in the mine is estimated at 50 to 55 degrees. Ev- ans said this would have no effect Ranger will go to the polls Satur- on the men usually accustomed to day for the third time this year Third Ranger Option Vole Set Today RANGER (ENS) Voters in to decide if the sale of intoxicants will be legalized here. Polls will open at 8 a.m. for voting in the local option election concerning the legal sale ofweer in the corporate city Ranger. County Commissioners called the election Nov. 12 alter they explosion cornered them Thursday naj bceri petitioned by 342 per- A total of 328 of the signatures qualified, with 284 considered minimum necessary to call the election, based on past voting re- ords. Two attempts by 'Vets" haw failed so far this year, On Sept. 8 a drive to legalize sale of all intoxicants was de- feated by 28 votes. In June, about W more voters said "no" than said and an election (or beer and wine wtis defeated Absentee ended Tuesday at 5 p.m. and about 30 applica- tions had been'handled at the county clerk's office, One pawn had voted absentee in penon it