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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 186 PAGE ONE Its new president, Dr. Landcs, might like to know a mournful fact that has just now come to light about Hardin Simmons University. The school had a sad begin- ning. That is learned in some fam- ily notes set down by Mrs. Hat- tie Harris of Canyon, daughter of the late Gen. John Sayles. Gen. John, who started out in Texas in Sam Houston's time and who brought his dan to Abi- lene when it was a tent town, was quite a fellow. (He was the great-grandfather oi tile present day C. M., Hal, Jack. Bobby. et al.) C-cn. John helped found Bay- lor Law School, was one of the state's ablest and most prolific writers on Texas law, was Grand Master of the Texas Grand Lodge and an authority and writer on Masonic juris- prudence. He was a general in the War Between the States. He was a believer in the new, the first to try out such gadgets as the typewriter, dishwasher, sewing machine. That first sew- ing machine caused trouble, his daughter, Hattie, wrote down in a collection of family tales. John's wife tried it out on some silk and when her dress was chewed learned the machine was designed for sewing leather. Gen. John had hobbies. Once in pre-Abilene Brenham days geese were his hobby. One day his wife found some brandied peaches "spoiled" and threw them out. The geese feasted. Pretty soon a yardboy raced in to report dead geese so every- body to picking (lie de- ceased birds for never a feather went to waste. The goose-picking concluded as the efforts of the brandy did and the geese revived to naked- ness. It was mid-winter so Gen. Sayles, on his return home, de- creed a decree. Red flannel- jackets were fashioned and un- til springtime and a new crop of feathers he had the bcsl- drcssed geese in Texas. Then there was the incident in the life of Hardin Simmons which has been prcscncd in Mrs. Harris' writings. It was on July 4. 1891. that Gen. Sayles and everybody else .in town and gathered out in a pasture north ol Abilene for great cvenl. H was a day of picnic, potato salad, pickles and beef roasted in the open. There uere speech- es, celebration and the lay- ing of the cornerstone for the first building for Simmons Col- lege1. Presbyterian Gen. John helped welcome higher educa- tion to Abilene for he presided as Masons performed the cor- nerstone rites. The stone was laid. Then the General called for a song. Masons hesitated t thought, conferred. Then they started out on the only song they could re- call. It was the funeral dirge. One verse of the dirge was all the General could take. He stopped his brclhern to call for more appropriate music for this happy, and new, event. He couldn't think of but one song. So tic led out in it. And a brand new college in a brand new land got off to a nos- talgic start. The song, "Auld Lang Syne." ,1. M. Wigner Jr., 1141 High- land, says his family has a Christmas puzzle. The packages are around the tree, marked for Martha, 14, John, id, Mell, a. Mcll has added some signs to his boxes: "Open me each now orders. Father Wigner is waiting to see how Mell will open them all "first." ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY Am- 19, TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press RANSOM SUPPLIED UNLOADED Four Air Force men unload medical sup- plies at Opalocka Air Field near Miami. The supplies flown to Miami are schedul- ed to be traded for the release of Bay of Pigs invasion prisoners held by Fidel Castro in Cuba. (AP Wirephoto) Pre-Christmas Release Of Prisoners Possible HAVANA t'AP) invasion could come abuutjairport in Cuban security service West To Meet Threat in Congo NASSAU. Bahamas (API- resident Kennedy and British rime Minister Harold Macmil- m began their talks Tuesday with an unexpected focus of con- cern over a possible new Soviet threat in the Congo. Even before the American and Sritish leaders met for an hour n balmy December weather, U.S. official sources disclosed that (ennedy had decided to send a U.S. military mission to the Con- U.S. officials were believed to eel the Russians may move into he Congo, particularly if the jersisting secession in Katanga province brings about a collapse )f the moderate Central Govern- ment at Leopoldville. The Soviet Union held a strong land in the Congo for a time vlien the late Patrice Lumumba uled as premier. Now remnant j leftist followers of Lumumba threaten the Leopoldville govern- Iment on the Katanga and other (issues. j Kennedy and Macmillan flew here to seek an end of the Skybolt jmissile dispute that divides them ;and to strengthen the U.S.-Brilish and Kennedy. Your visit to Nas- sau will go down in history." But this was only a pleasant respite from the discussions of tough problems confronting the two leaders in the next two days. The announcement that a U.S. military mission was being sent to the Congo came as a surprise. The eight-man mission will be led by Lt. Gen. Louis W. Tru- man of Kansas City, a cousin ol former President Harry S. Tru- man. The mission's task is to make an urgent survey of the needs of the United Nations forces in the Congo and their ability to deal with what Washington fears ma; be increased conflicts over Congo unification, informants reported. The informants said the deci- sion reached at the White House ti Monday came amid increasing U.S. concern over some new bid by the Soviet Union to establish a power position in the central African nation. These informants would not exclude the possibility if that in an extreme crisis the United States would consider put- Ling some American forces into the Congo. In a coordinated move at U.N. leadquarters in New York, U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson ly conveyed the U.S. decision to U.N. Secretary-General U Thant. The disclosure evoked surprise among II.N. delegates there. After an hour-long meeting be- ;ween Stevenson and Thant, the '8 U.N. announced that at Thant's request the United States bad agreed to supply additional equip- ment to the U.N. Congo force. The amount and nature of the equipment depends on the result of the survey by the U.S. military mission, which is due in New York Wednesday en route to the Congo, a U.N. spokesman said. Sources in Nassau said the mission is ex- pected to complete its survey be- fore the year's end. Navigational Satellite Goes Into Polar Orbit POINT ARGUELLO, Calif. The satellite atop the rocket. A spokesman called the launch- seeking to exchange food and willing.'' Relatives ink-ars to the home Mrs. Barreto medicine for Cuban invasion Miami were hopeful the here. Donovan, an at- prisoners were reported confer-1would be arranged by arranged the swap of U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Russian spy Rudolph Abel. Also arriving were Alvaro San- Tuesday night with Primej Laicr al ncr rclurn Minister Fidel Castro. There was lnal sne ;mtj lne four: summoned by Castro. guarded optimism that the men naii I might he released by Christmas, j A four-member negotiating team New York arrived earlier in the day from Miami, Fia. headed by James B. Donovan of "lo continue conversations Brief press reports in "ml Ml's- Virginia Betan- newspapers said Ihe team had ar- officials of the Cuban Fam- 'ii'ith the revolutionary government 'on reparations payments for ma- Mrs. Berta Barrelo, a negoti-jterial damage caused through last ator. told a reporter shortly afterjyear's frustrated mercenary inva- y arriving that the exchange for the sion." prisoners captured in the Bay of ilies Committee composed of prisoners' relatives. Relatives in Cuba wcij jubilant. They heard over U.S. and Cuban radio Inat an American freighter was ready to deliver food and war. The cold war an area in alliance in the cold j Congo is a potential trouble spot, and is which Britain also is deeply con- cerned. The day was not all business. Kennedy dropped in on a cocktail party for members of the press at Lyford Cay, a real estate de- velopment where the two are holding their conferences. He stayed about 10 minutes but drank nothing. Time Dwindling; Needed Good The four were whisked from the medicine in exchange for the cap- taken in the ill-fated April Bay of Pigs invasion. I Castro demanded million for their freedom, and later agreed In food and medicine valued by I him at million, If the prisoners are released. ;lhcy probably will be flown in j charter planes to Miami. Cuban Tamiles Committee officials said. Macmillan turned upjjearly two hours later at a barbecue at the Emerald Beach Hotel, drank beer with members of the official par- ties and listened to Calypso Count Bernadilio sing: "Welcome, welcome, Macmillan uuuu uuuciine uiKiuiui-iiiiai many oi incsc can ue proper-loirs Tuesday by contribiiting.'ly checked to determine SS54.fi7 to finance clothing, food! need before and children's toys for the you please help us with forlunalcs of Abilene. But at food and clothing so we can rate it will be Christmas a Christmas too." writes one before the Goodfellow "My daddy is ill and get is can't afford too much because With contributions now al have to pay the hospital bill 123.08, another is my mother was there." is only typical of the many The scrip for clothing has received. mailed. Scrip for food will Goodfellow toy store at N. mailed today. The toys and Pine will remain open new and many reconditioned by I this week for parents to firemen and other volunteers of the toys for the needy arc being distributed. All that More than 300 families being done on faith that been sent clothing scrip and people can help take care of 500 families are eligible for scrip which will be mailed Although the deadline for Wednesday. L cade r s said ing requests for help was is still time to mail in do- day midnight, stacks of Gifts may be sent to the continue to arrive. It is Tuesday's Tye Methodist 17th Troop Carrier 5.00 Dyess Air Force Base Mrs. Hoyt Ford 10.00 Ethel Hollingshead M. Robertson 25.00 Mrs. L, H. Beckham Paul Gleaners Class 25.00 Western Chevrolet Co. Mrs. Val Byrom 10.00 Ta Te Hi-Y Club Standard Truck Uary John O'Laughlin Merkel 7.80 Gary, Kim Earl W. Jones 15.00 Manuel R. Forster 25.00 VV. A. Huffman Mrs. Jshmacl Anonymous 7.50 Mr. Mrs. David 0. Nunn Mrs. Cliff Lcslcr 10.00 Mr. 4 Mrs. James Brown 100.00 Murphy Troop 427 2.50 Jruce Gary Edwards in Bchrais Hall, The Griswcll Class, Univ. 40.00 Paul Methodist Church and Mrs. T. 0. Dunlap 5.00 Barry Kim Coiner 5.00 Mr. 4 Mrs. Ami! and Mrs. F. W. Harlow 5.00 Kohutck Memory of Anonymous Scarborough 25.00 Exchange Club of Abilene Helen C. Horton 5.00 laines Real Estate P. Novakoski 5.00 Mr. 4 Mrs. 5.00 Johnson Augusta Dziewas, L. Amaon 10.00 Mr. Mrs. D. Gordon McCrackcn Circle of Si. Paul U.S. Air Force Church 10.00 Ashland Chapter of Texas Mrs. II, C. McGowcn Insurance Anonymous Harlow-Cnrtcr Camp W.OO Hoyal Neighbors America received Tuesday 67 Anonymous Mr. ft Mm. W. H. Owens rtrs. Wynona Scroggins 20.00 Gleaners Sunday 1962 TRAFFIC Pedestrian Brownwood's First Death B R OU'NU'OOD HiiV Brownwood's first 1962 traffic fatality Tuesday night just 13 days before the end of the year took the life of the Hcv. Robert E. English. 80. of Brownwood. He died only minutes after being taken to a hospital after being struck hy a car in down- town Brownwood. Police Sgi. Jack Needier said Kev. English stepped off the curb into the palh of the vehicle. Raymond L. Roberson, Bi'ownwood Bulletin circulation department employe, was thej driver of Ihe vehicle, a Volks WEATHER (Weather Map. Pr ABILENE AM) VICINITY (Radius 40 nulcsi Mostly cloudy, and mild with ctence for u-idclj- scattered rain Thursday. Hirrh both Wednesday nirtl nMr TEXAS: considera- cloudiness Wednesday and Thursday. Ot-casional lieht rain or drizzle Wedncs- iind east early Thursday. Cooler ncstlay niGht and Thursday. Hish NORTHU'EST loudin and oler TEXAS: Considerable nal linht rain nr show- Wednesday Thursday climdy. High WL.... SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy Vlcdncvday and Taursdflv uith coftsiflera- hie cast and near the coast Wednes- day morninc. A few showers extreme north. Hich Wednesday 68-76 north 76-84 south. TK.MI'KR.ITij'RES TuCn. a.m. nd 1m Tues. p.n r.s (oi 24-ho 65 HtRh p.m.: and 51. Hijih and low samr dali and 39. Sunset last nichl: sunns sunset tonight: Barometer rcadinc at 3 p.m.: Humidity at 9 p.m.: S5 per ccnl irs ending 9 last year: 63 e today: Creating a spectacular glow seen from San Francisco transit HA. was scneauiea to be the first of a network a complete success. At 8 p.m. PST, the spokesman San Diego, a Scout rocket which by the end of 1963 should give ocean vessels tracking stations confirmed aloft Tuesday night carrying in (he world a quick 7 p.m. PST that Transit 5A satellite designed to become their positions in any kind gone into orbit. He said ra t io signals from the satellite were new guiding star for ships in information will be of e- The brilliance of the to Polaris-type the satellite rose into the rocket's contrail, reportedly observed as far east as Utah, was attributed to atmospheric which must know their position precisely before missiles can be light from the sun below the horizon turned the rocket's con rail into beautiful shades o tions. Heavy fog was rolling in along the coast at the time methods of navigation by the stars require clear white, green and rose. Winds uickly distorted the rocket's ex the p.m. launching, and SA's four-stage into a series of rings. ture in the air caused the Scout booster was in Los Angeles tion of a giant circle of light toward an orbit around 120 miles southwest o the Arguello, and many other Testimony glow tinted the skies. In San Francisco, burning ol he rocket's third stage appeared s a fireball in the sky just as of commuters were go- In Hoffo's home. It burst after putting on a three-minute show, reappeared, and vanished, leaving a whirling, NASHVILLE, Tenn. stand and the defense trail. protracted conspiracy trial it was Teamsters Union president James R. Hoffa moved ahead in a sudden burst of speed Tuesday an unexpected maneuver, government attorney James Gift Every the judge said the case said the prosecution of the Year! reach the jury rebuttal testimony. Closing arguments and the court hy A giff every day, and judge's traditional charge almost shocked." different one al that! Send a before the jury of seven men after a moment of lubiaiption to the five women begin their should we do for e year by car- tions. The trial began Oct. jury, locked up since delivery or by mail. o Hoffa is charged with 5 air pistol assault on reminder of you and is ing to violate the Tall-Hartley an ex-mental patient, Surprisingly small! will by accepting payoffs from the judge and attorneys your gift with en Michigan transport firm as remainder of the day card. bribe for labor peace. If procedural ed on the two-count indictment, he could get a maximum said each side would be allotted 3'i; hours for closing Days to Christmas tence of two years in prison and a S20.000 with the government starting its summation on OR 3-4271 or "The case should get to Miller holds court only jury on Friday." Federal District hours a day, the defense your agent Judge William E. Miller said won't begin its final er Hoffa had stepped from the AS IN THE PAST Burleson: 'No' to Demo Proposals Roberson (old officers be did not see Rev. English until after the accident. Needer said Roberson was go- ing on Center and that Rev. English apparently was crossing Center from north to south. Rev. English, a retired Baptist was born Oct. 6, 18B2. He is survived by one son. Bob, in service in Germany: three 5.00 daughters, Mrs. A. C. Mutton and Mrs. J. S. both of Brown- wood and Mrs. Luther Wright of Gorman: nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His wife died May 21, Funeral arrangements arc pending at Davis Morris Funeral Home here. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obiluariei Sperti Oil SECTION C Womtn'i news Amyitmcnfi 2 10 2, 3 4 ficwt, marhtti TV Scml......... Itti 11 11 M By KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-News Assistant Editor leadership, District, Omar Burleson of Alison, for help on major Demo Adminis- tration proposals. Burleson will oppose much, if all. the headliners in the rolled up over a "Hometown" GOP candidate, Jack ('ox of Brcckenridge. "Some people tell me I don't. The Democratic congressional and While House, need not count on the Democratic vote with the Democrats congressman from the 17th Texas Cong. Burleson reported. "And some people tell me 1 vole with them too often.' His opposition, Burleson said, is not a matter of being "for againsl (he Administration" but legislative program expcclcd to a "matter of issues." be put by the Administration to the 88lh Congress, he said in a pre-session interview with The Abilene Reporter-News this week. This opposition will be consis- tent with his stands taken last session and with his positions on similar issues put forth by pre- vious Administrations, including the Republican one. said. Remain Democrat His opposition to Democratic proposals does not mean he has "left Ihe. Democratic Burleson said. "1 am a Democrat and will remain a Democrat." And, he says, he docs not find i his home district much opposi- tion In his "opposition" despite the (act that in the Novemlior General Election there wa.i im- plied voter approval of the Ken- nedy Administration with the lead .Summary In summary, Burleson said that in the 88th Congress he: 1. Will vole against expansion of Ihe House rules committee in what is expected to be the ses- sion's first major battle. He voted against this last session when the late Speaker Sam Rayburn sue- Burleson ceeded in hiking the key panel from 15 to 18 members for the 87ln Congress. 2. Will oppose the Kennedy-pro- posed tax cuts. Rnrleson calls "wishful thinking" the theory that< a tax cut would boost the econo. my enough lo produce extra taxes to offsel the loss. And he is "ap- prehensive" about 'alk for tax "reforms" for fear the oil indus- try would be a target. the aged under social security just as he did not support the Kcrr- nvuy milllllliaudliuil WIMI Mil; ivou o.i in. wii. A ex-Navy Secretary John Mills proposal (grants to the opposed many o[ the ipenduf BUKLESON, CM. I Kf.P. OMAR Rl'HI.KSON 'I am a Democrat' stales for slate administration) because he thought il "a foot-in- the-door" move toward so-called "socialized 4. Will medicine." te against raising the .1. Will oppose medical care for ceiling on Ihe national dehl be- cause, Burleson says, he does not feel "responsible" for its size. Me measures which bring on the re- quest for ceiling hikes and he opposes deficit spending in gen- eral. He voted against and spoke against raising the debt limit pre- viously. 5. Will vote against foreign aid, as he has voted against it since the time he voted "relunctantly" for the original Marshall Plan unless the size of the aid is dras- tically slashed and soiiijf "strings" are tied to it to benefit this nation and lo eliminate some of "the hokum." (i. Will oppose (he creation of a cabinet post for urban affairs as "unnecessary" and will oppose federal aid for urban transit sys- tems. Repayable Loans 7. Will oppose federal aid to higher education with the ex- ception of some repayable loans. 8. Will oppose increases in spending where possible. (But. the Congressman points out, Ihe law- makers have lillle to say about some 75 per cent of Ihe budget which is already "committed." On a couple of Texas projects which promise lo .make news, Cong. Burleson has these re- marks: He opposes the Trinity Rivet   

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