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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 178 ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 11, TWENTY-FOUR 1 Aitociated Preu (ff) PAGE ONE Coffee shop talk overheard: "I don't this one worn- aa told "why 1 wear a watch any more. "I just use it to keep up with the time." Which fascinating report was greeted with an equally fascinat- ing "reply." Hie other woman didn't say anything. She just nodded, wise- ly, In agreement Newspapers talk about other people, not themselves.. But sometimes the story of how we get a particular story may be a story itself. A major news story was the selection Monday of a new pres- ident of Hardin-Simmons Uni- versity, a story announced at a press conference following the decision by the university board of trustees. In their nine-month search for just the right man to direct affairs at the 7Ui-year-old school trustees have very wise- ly kept their work a dose se- cret. They kept it a secret until the very moment of announce- ment at a.m. Monday. Trustees haven't speculated. But alumni and interested par- ties have. Rumors have come in waves prior to every gathering of H-SU boardmen. They came, of course, from those who were just guessing. Anyone in on the know wouldn't admit knowing anything. A new ripple of guessing be- gan when the board was called in Monday, a bit late for its regular fall meeting. Sure enough, early Monday an Invita- tion went out to reporters to be on hand "11 a.m. or so" for an announcement. The rumor wave washed high. Now it so happens that 11 a.m. is 45 minutes past the nor- mal news deadline for our aft- ernoon edittoa that goes out over the area where live many H-SU exes and patrons who might be interesting in such a So, we did some guessing of our own and recalled recent hopeful coffee shop talk. We went to our library and files and dug out information on a man, went out on a limb and wrote a story just in case. We hap- pened to have a picture, too. We were ready to shoot with- out delay, if it were THAT man. So we began to wait. Reporters and H-SU staff- ers who "just happened by" set up vigil in H-SU Vice President George Graham's of- fice, in Sandefer Memorial across a hallway from the trus- tees' chamber. The building is well construct- ed. Sounds filtered out from the board room but they were just sounds. No words leaked. We waited. Back downtown the paper waited. The clock ticked on. Laughter trickled out the trus- tees room. They sounded happy. We waited. The clock pass- ed 11 and A phone line was open to the paper. "I feel just like I'm about to be a wailed an editor waiting at toe office. We waited. Trustee voices got louder. They were moving around. Their door swung open. "If you'll come in and be seat- ed and wait a moment, we'll have an re- porters were told. There was no more time left for waiting. We latched onto a departing trustee and whisper- ed a desperate, "Who is "Jim he whispered back. He sounded real pleated. So were we. Jim Landes wax already "in type" back at the office, and almost by the time the phone was hung up, he was in the front page and on the way to the press. Another deadline met! 9908 xe 09 k ___ 33IAM3S! MIMOtOIH _____ Soviets in Cuba Cause Problem CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE Four persons in this automobile escaped serious injury Sunday when one Army bus rammed the car under a second bus near Fredericfcsburg, Va. The car was driven by Richard R. Payne, 21, of Richmond, Va. (AP Wirephoto) Integration Law Declared Illegal AUSTIN Gen. Wil Wilson held Monday that a Texas aw requiring an election prior to voted to desegregate since th ntegration of a public school ays tern is unconstitutional. The opinion went to Duval Coun ty Atty. 0. P. Carillo. It was in Duval Benavidei In dependent School District that segregation case In 1954. the law was first used recently to withhold funds for a district's in Effects May Be Felt Here State Atty. Gen. Will Wilson's ruling against a state school seg- regation law may bring about the integration of Dyess Elementary saying that recognition and An attorney general's opinion merely an advisory opinion an does not have the effect lav such as a court decision. Howeve such opinions usually are followed by state officials. Wilson cited a U.S. Court of Ap peals opinion which said: "We agree with the district court that the holding of an elec tion law) shoul not be made a condition of a plan of desegregation. It goes withou School "if the patrons want it; Board of Education President Morgan Jones Jr. said Monday. Wilson held unconstitutional 1957 legislative act requiring an election prior to integration of a school district. Jones said the school board more than likely will not make a decision on integration locally sending study of the ruling and its effects on the Abilene district. He pointed out, however, that the latest opinion "probably will allow that school (Dyess) to oper- ate on an integrated basis if the patrons want it." "When the Dyess school was un der construction (in it was the intent of the school board to open it as an integrated Jones said. "That (state) legislation was See EFFECT, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 tegrating without an election. About SO Texas districts hav act was passed in 1957. Severe others voted against the chang Wilson said the Texas law coi flirts with the decision in th original U.S. Supreme Court de- forcement of constitutional right cannot be made contingent upo the result of any election." The appeals court decision was handed down in a 1960 case in volving the Dallas Independen School District where an Integra tion election had failed. The Benavides district enrollec .wo Negroes without an Integra tion election last March. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries 4 Sporh 5-7 TV Scout 8 Oil mwi 11 SECTION B Women's Mart 3 Amusements 5 Editorials t Comics................ 7 Radio-TV Farm MWS, markets......12 Expansion of TAG Force Here Slated Further expansion of Tactical Air Command forces fit Dyess will be announced later. AFB will be effected Jan. 8 with the activation of the 516th Troop five 18th Carrier Wing, to replace the 64th Troop Carrier Squadrons, the 64th Troop Carrier Wing. Col. Burl W. McLaughlin. cur- Field Maintenance Squadron, the 64th Organizational Maintenance rent commander who also Squadron and the 64th Headquar- ters Squadron and an attached will head the 516th, said Monday nag-range expansion will mean unit, the 1st Aerial Port Squadron. an annual payroll increase of 13 o SB million Col. McLaughlin hinted strongly of the upcoming growth back in October in a talk to Abilene civic At n he said the wouWdMble itself from offlcia] about no. to nwt by this time Col. Mclaughlin tatt Monday in the next two that a newer model unit equipment tn the Mora. The umplated said the number ft and their numerical designations The 64th currently has squadrons the 17th and The 64th as a member of the Tactical Air Command also is of the U. S. mand, a combination Army-Air Force force designed to fight all Co, McLaushlin indicated on activation and activa. tion of the should come with- to become add Jan, ,t Dyess. he said. Department of the Air Force of- TAC wit now emptojrs woi previously have Indicated and C-1JOO 'troop carrier trans' the increase In operations of the ports. troop carrier unit will more than A Information officer that offset a planned decrease in per- an increase la sojwdrons "Is con- sonoel of the SAC bomber squad- In of nmtnet M7 base to B-U base. Ford Merrill New Manager At C-Cily COLORADO CITY (RNS) Ford Merritt, 59, veteran city em ploye at Colorado City, was ap pointed city manager by the Council Monday night at its regu lar meeting. The appointment was unanimous. Merritt is a native of Colorado City and a graduate of Colorado City schools and has been em ployed by the city for the past 25 years. He has served as city :inance director for 12 years anc las been acting city manager for the past two months following the resignation of City Manager Eari Keaton. His salary was set at per year, with an auto expense ac- count of per year. In other action the council: 1. Voted to donate next week's >arking meter Jnited Fund. receipts to the 2. Discussed the replacement of >arallel parking with angle park- ng on 2nd St. 3. Discussed the possible open- ng of the 2200 block of Vine and he possible paving of the 2200 ilock of Austin. Both streets ad oin property owned by the Fifth and Elm Street Church of Christ. The property is the proposed site if a new church building. Merritt and councilmen who iad visited the site reported that opening the 2200 block of Vine would form a channel for water rom Interstate Highway 20 to the esidential area bordered by 22nd t. and recommended further tudy before opening the block. The 2200 block of Austin is al- eady a channel for runoff water rom the area of the big bypass, ilerritt reported. GOP Names New Counly Chairman Jim Barnett was named Taylor County Republican Chairman Monday night at an executive committee meeting in the Woolen Hotel. He succeeds Phil Bridges who was serving his second term in the office. Bridges, who is chief engineer for General Western Petroleum Corp., Abilene, said he resigned from the position because of busi- ness reasons. The new county chairman has served as chairman of Precinct 5 since February of this year. In the recent gubernatorial election Republican nominee Jack Cox re- ceived his biggest vote of any pre cinct in the city. Barnett, 36, also is an engineer and currently is manager of the Aliis Chalmers Manufacturing Co. branch office in Abilene. He is a 1949 electrical engineering gradu- ate of Texas AtM College. A native Texan, Barnett was Dorn and raised in Paris, Tex. He and his wife, Jean, and 19- month-old daughter live at 2216 Sylvan Dr. He has lived in Abilene since Jan. 8, 1959, moving here from Boston, Mass., where he was plant engineer for the AUis Chal- mers Boston works. Barnett said he would, among other things, stress building the Young Republican organization in the county. He is a member of the Bible Center, 733 Butternut, chairman of the West Central Texas sub- section of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, a mem >er of the Texas Society of Pro- essional Engineers and a mem- ber of the Chamber of Commerce. Liquor Vote Sel in Baird BAIRD (RNS) The Callahan (AP Wirettito) DR. JAMES LANDES offered H-SU post Thousands Still On Duty There By LEWIS GUUCK WASHINGTON (AP) Secre- tary of State Dean Rusk sai Monday the United States canno accept any Soviet military pres ence in Cuba as a normal situa tion. The secretary said this country must again take up the issue of Communist regime in the Western Hemisphere now that the problem of Soviet offensive weapons Cuba has been solved. Rusk did not specify what pres sure the United States migh mount to get what he termed sev era) thousand Soviet military per sonnel out of Cuba. NEW PRESIDENT Growing H-SU Awaits he Boston School of Dental Nurs- ng- If Dr. James H. Landes o Wichita Falls accepts the presi- dency of Hardin Simmons Uni- versity as offered Monday by the H-SU Board of Trustees, he will assume control of an institution ivilh total assets valued at million. Dr. Landes, who is pastor of the First Baptist Church in Wich- ta Falls, said "At this time I can simply say that I will weigh the matter prayerfully and will give an answer within the week." H-SU .was organized by Abilene Baptists in 1891 and opened as Simmons College in 1892. The name was changed to Simmons University in 1929 and in 1936 it became Hardin Simmons. More than millions have been invested in the physical plant of the university and the endowment is millions. Three major buildings have Mrs. Barnett, a native of been completed on the campus in ;pringfield, Vt., is a graduate of the past 18 months. The latest was a Student Center, valued at million and including all-round Board action, Pg. 1-B facilities for student, activities. I was placed in service with the beginning of the fall semester in September of this year. A Cjiipel Auditorium, seating persons and including a large auditorium, with a separ ate theater and classrooms am offices was completed last year It also is valued at million. The third major structure corn- Dieted recently is a new dormi- :ory for 120 men, constructed at a cost of about In addi- See H-SU, Pg. 2-A, Col. J WEATHER FOR TEENAGERS Jewelry Needed By Goodfellows ounty londay commissioners' couri set Jan. as the ate for an election on the lega ale of alcholic beverages in the estimated needed for ity of Baird. The action came after County Clerk Mrs. Charles Robinson cer- to the court that a petition although re earing the signature of 161 Bairrj esidents met the requirements ndcr the law. Commissioners are required to all an election not less than 20 ays nor more than 30 days from he date the petition is presented i the court. A similar petition was rejected everal weeks ago when the coun- y clerk said it did not contain nough valid signatures to meel e requirement of one-fourth of le total vote in the governor's at the last general election. A total of ISO names was re- An activation ceremony will be quired to call the election Baird. The petition calls for the legal ed sale of the alcoholic bever- get for off-premises consump- in. If approved, the action would low the operation of package torei for liquor, wine and beer when Iran a but would allow no tatai for on- prmlKt consumption. Goodfellows put out an r.rgen ilea for costume jewelry Mondaj n order to help make Christma reality for teenagers of Abilene esidents unable to arrange a visi rom Santa Claus. Chairman Bill Tindell said sucl ewelry would be welcome specially for use by early teen ge girls. He suggested that such onations be taken to the Centra 'ire Station at N. 2nd and Mul berry. It's going to be a pretty disma Christmas for some Abiienians i cash contributions do not in crease. Monday's total had reach ed only far from half of toys, food and clothing for needy families this year. Twelve persons or groups donat- quests for aid continue to flood the office. Contributions may be made to the Reporter-News and will be acknowledged by publication. Consideration for a neighbor prompted one letter Monday. "I am writing in request of a family which is in the woman wrote. "This family has seven children at home, four in school. "The husband hasn't got a steady job and the' children need clothes 'a wear to ahe wrote. "They haven't had a Christmas like other people." Fellowship Bible dats-Tmmanuel 10.00 Baptist Church Mr. and Mrs. Alex Schneider 5.00 Jefferson Junior High Band 35.00 Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walding 10.00 Fldelis Class First Christian Church 10.00 Mrs. G. H. Smith in Memory of Docia 1.00 without sufferint. Laboratory Dept., Hendrick Me- morial Hospital 20.80 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ward 25.00 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fulwiler 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Gregg 5.00 Mrs. J. E. Burnam 2.00 Previously acknowledged V. S. OJ_ COMMERCE 2-B) (Radius and turning much colder .Tuesday and Tuesday night with ard freeze Tuesday night and Wednes- ay mornine. Fair and cold Wednesday, ugh Tuesday 45. low Tuesday nitnt 20 o 25. high Wednesday about 35. NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS Cold wave warning. Strong northerly winds and turning much colder Tuesday. Cold wave Tues- day nlaht with a hard freeze most sec- tions. Partly cloudy Tuesday through Wednesdayrwot quite so cold Wednesday. High Tuesday 40 north 55 south. NORTHWEST TEXAS Cold wave warning. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Cloudy to part- ly cloudy and turning colder Tuesday. Clearing and much colder Tuesday nigfit with a hard freeze north. Fair windy and cold Wednesday. High Tuesday 54.62 north 62-70 south. TEMPERATURES Monday ajn. Monday p.m. 38 63 43 66 44 ....._...... 67 'High1 61 60 55 M 31 and low for 24-hours ending 9 IS and 37. and low same date last year: 38 Sunset last night: sunrise today: :M; sunset tanilhl: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.25. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 64 per cent. He indicated U.S.-Soviet negoti- ations for a final Cuban settle- ment are getting nowhere. The secretary spoke at his first Washington news conference in five months, shortly before taking off for Paris for a three-day North Atlantic Treaty Organization min- isterial meeting. He stated that our impression is that Russian military personnel are continuing to leave Cuba. The Soviets have given what Rusk termed "a very inexact indication that they will be withdrawing troops connected with the recent- ly removed offensive weapons. "But this is not necessarily the end of the story on that particular Rusk said, adding: "The other members of this hemisphere have long since de- cided among themselves that a Marxist-Leninist government hi this hemisphere is incompatible See RUSK, Pg. 2-A, Col. Z Cold Wave Due Today Abilene's balmy, spring-like days will halt Tuesday, if the pre- diction of officials at the U.S. weather station comes true. David McLaughlin, meteorolo- gist, said a hard freeze is in tore for the area, with Tuesday night's low in the sub-freezing 20s. Tuesday's high is expected to be ibout 45 and followed by the frigid eadings Tuesday night, the high is expected to be no igher than 35 degrees. Residents enjoyed mild 68-de- rce weather Monday prior to the old front moving into the area. jaw reading during the 24-hour >criod was 27 degrees. Give A New Gift Every Day of the Year! A Subscription to the Reporter-News Your remembrance can give year-long enjoyment when you give a year's subscription to The Abilene Reporter-News by carrier delivery or by moil. We'll acknowledge your gift with an attractive card. See your home town agent call OR 3-4271 Rescue Workers Sight Last Of 37 Trapped Coal Miners By GEORGE ESPER CARMICHALES. Pa. (AP) Rescue workers Monday night the force of the explosion. sighted the last of the bodies of the 37 men killed in a violent ex- plosion at the Robena No. 3 mine the face of the mine to the cx- ast Thursday. Working around the clock, res- cue workers drove to the faces if the mine where they sighted the last 10 bodies. Twenty- seven bodies had been artier. Officials said all of the were dead. A U.S. Steel spokesman nounced shortly after It p.m. that the entire area had been ex- mangled. plored and there were no signs Died Instantly. A medical ex- irst group of bodies recovered, 5.00 reported they had died Instantly Greene County Coroner Frank Behm said cause of death was work to he said. "We have The bodies were found strung do considerable construction work along a stretch feet from treme portion of the face itself, indicating the violent nature of the blast. Most of the bodies were found in an area about l.ooo feet from sighted the face. Many of the bodies were not men Immediately identified. A priest who had blessed some of the an- bodies in a makeshift morgue described them as being badly After James Oirod, f life, thus ending more than 100 e n e r a 1 superintendent, an- ours of mass rescue efforts by nouoced that all 37 bodies had earns from at least three different been sighted, the few remaining benefits.Tta faniiUesof victims states. relatives In the building received each ftom the un- All of the men apparently were word quickly. Several of the wom- en began weeping. Other relatives miner for the U.S. Steel, owner rushed through the hall and ran f the mine, after examining the out of the building. They quickly got into their cars and ltd. Ill yet complete, Glrad fast "We still have quite a lot of to restore the ventilation and must inside the pit." There was no indication on how long the reconstruction work would take. When it is finished, other teams will move in and re- cover the bodies. Six bodies were recovered Sun- day and one Saturday from the sprawling soft coat mine some .50 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. Two doctors said the men were killed instantly. Representatives of the United assistant Mine Workers Union started con- lading dependents of victims to for on's disaster fund. Dependents also will receive state workingmen's compeniation up to per week for a widow alone and up to TIM work of the resent teams per week for widow with ftm
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