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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82NO YEAR, NO. 191 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER" 24, TWELVE PAGE ONE The Christmas company par- are over. A lev hours and the last bits of shopping will be done. The turkey is ready for the oven. The family is gath- ering and the tree stands wait- ing. That special hush of Christ- mas will fall briefly over the land this evening. And for such a moment Mrs. Sandra Polk, 2609 S. 28th St., Abilene, offers a Christinas meditation. It came to her attention some years ago when she was a jun- ior high school student. It is named "Open the Door to Christmas" and it is signed by Joseph R. Sizoo about whom Mrs. Polk knows no more. "I find pleasure in reading it at Christmas time. ..I think it would be of interest to she says. Here is the thought of Christ- mas for this Eve of Christ- mas: The heart of the world is kneeling once again before the entrancing story of the Nativity. The sweetest story ever told is simple in its setting, timeless in its beauty, and universal in its appeal. It is the ever-new story of which childhood never wea- ries and for which old age nev- er loses its affection. Christmas reveals the divine possibilities of a world which permits Him entrance. It shows what can happen to a commu- ity when He walks into it. It glorifies everything it touches. Here is Bethlehem, just a drab, commonplace town like many other towns of Palestine, just a few dusty streets lined with houses of sun-baked clay. But one day He came to Bethlehem, and today more prayers are said by more people with their thoughts turned toward that vil- lage than to all the capitals of all the nations of yesterday and today. You see happens to a home when Christmas comes to it. It was just a cave on a Judean hillside where a light swung from a rough beam, while cattle chewed their cuds and a young mother watched over her new-born Son. And yet today we 'decorate our homes with garlands, hang them with greens and light them up with candles. A Child's coming hal- lows everything it touches. Christmas shows the Divine possibilities of all human life and endeavor. Sometimes life seems a shapeless thing, incom- plete, purposeless, full of confu- sion. But when a Child shares it, everything becomes meaning- ful. When you open the door to Christmas, life is freed from frustration, delivered from fear, cleansed of sin, and lifted out of insignificance. If ever you are overwhelmed by the apparent fu- tility and emptiness of living, go back to the Christmas story and see what can happen to a life which gives Him entrance. What we need today is not less of Christmas, but more of it. This is the season which can make everything in life worth- while. So may Christmas bring to you gifts no money can buy, a patience that endures hardship, a courage that can face the worst, an insight that should see all things spiritual, a love that touches God, and a light that no darkness can dim. Merry Christmas! ANGELIC Kay Linda Harbin, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Harbin of 3641 Clinton, goes most children one better during this time when Santa Glaus is making his list and checking it twice. She even looks like an angel, dressed in this halo-toppe.d costume for a recent Anson Jones Elementary School Parent- Teacher Assn. Christmas program. (Staff Photo by Henry Woiff Jr.) White Christmas Possible in Area A White Christmas and hazard- ous highway conditions for holi- day motorists appeared in pros- pect Sunday night as snow, sleet and light rain began falling over a wide area of West Central Tex- as. Snow was reported falling at Colorado City, Snyder, Sweetwa- ter Rotan, Lamesa, Loraine, and at other .points. Rain mixed with sleet began falling in Abilene, Eastland. Winters and other joints. More of (tie same appeared in store for the Abilene area. Ma: Durrett of the U. S. Weather Bu reau at Abilene Municipal Ail port said that prospects o( snov and sleet appeared likely locall; Monday and Monday night, wit he high temperature just slightlj over freezing a cool 35 degrees Low temperature expected here overnight Monday is about 25 de- grees, which means that highway in the West Central Texas area will be slippery and hazardous sufficient moisture falls. A special advisory from the bu reau for travelers to use caution in traveling was issued. The sleet, snow and freezing rain in tbe Abilene area came at the heels of a cold blast tha brought freezing weather to North west Texas Saturday and dipped into South Texas Sunday. Rain and sleet which fell Sun day were west and south of Del Rio and Abilene in Texas anc Hobbs, N. M., Associated Press reported. J. Terry Brown, dispatcher for the Lamesa Police Department, reported the snow began falling; there about p.m. and that Taylor County's two Liquor Sale At Impact To Resume Associated Press (ff) "sur.ajss Prisoners Given Wild Welcome Airlift Going Far Into Night By WILLIAM L. RYAN MIAMI, Fla. wil cenes of joy, survivors of the tensely emotional reunions with uban invasion poured into th 'nited States on Sunday in at nparalleled pre-Christmas ran oin airlift that pounded on con inuously far into the night. Pan American World Airway 'ficials, supplying the- planes owed that Operation Ranson ould continue uniterrupted until ie last of the Cuban sur ivors of the Bay of Pigs invasion airport in Havana for their turns ere delivered from Communis uba to the free soil of the Unitec :ates. After an agonizing nine-houi elay in the timetable, four DC6s Abilene Has Top Crowd For Playoff The Class AAAA football play- f between Borger and San An- nio Brackenridge Saturday in )ilene drew the largest crowd any of the four playoff games ayed over Hie weekend. More than lo.ooo.ians attended the Saturday afternoon game here with more than in gate receipts. Second largest crowd was in Arlington, where the Class AA j playoff between Jacksboro and Rockdale drew fans, accord- ;ins to Associated Press. There fans in huge AmonCar- about an inch had fallen by al Impacti the 47 Field in Fort Worth for the n. He said area were "pretty The efficer said the snow was general in the Lamesa area. A mixture of light sleet, snow and rain fell at Sweetwater Sun- day night beginning about 7 p.m. Light rain and sleet, amounting J a trace, fell in Abilene, Dur- rett said. on the northern out- Class MA game between Dumas skirts of Abilene, are scheduled to reopen for business Monday for the second one day business stand. and Pharr Juan Alamo and attended the Kotan-In- gleside Class A playoff at Temple. The Jacksboro Winters game Bolh stores were closed Sundav here the Previous week drew an under state law. The two stores, C.C.II. Inc. and I Columbia Liquors, opened Satur- eslimted in gate receipts, including some S9.100 sold locally. About fans were present Dockworkers Start Widespread Strike NEW YORK (AP) Longshore men, rejecting a plea from Pres- ident Kennedy, struck the Atlantic and Gulf Coast waterfronts Sun- day at the moment a Taft-Hartley Act court injunction expired. The labor dispute, ranging from Searsport, Me., to Brownsville, Manhatt. Tex., had halted shipping for four ning of days in October, until the federal Kennedy government obtained a court der for an DMay cooling off riod. As the court order expired at had 5 p.m. Sunday, Capt. William V. Bradley, president ot the Interna- tional Association, or- the i NEWS INDEX SICTION A said dockworkers were leav- Pres. ing the piers. Bradley said, however, that the union would handle emergency supplies as well as military and dangerous cargoes. Pickets took stations at piers in an, signalling the begin- ilng of a strike which President had said "would choke economy and cut the nation's pe- lifeline with the rest of the world Mayor Robert P. Wagner also made a last minute effort to head off the walkout, conferring with union representatives min- utes before the strike. At the instant the federal court ijunctlon expired, long- shoremen in Baltimore walked off their jobs. Kennedy appealed to the union and the New York Shipping Asso- ciation early Sunday to keep men working beck'Jse "the nation- al welfare demands" every effort U to avoM a strike. I t Goodfellows Fund Still Short The Abilene Goodfellows drive with Christmas only a day away, remained from its goal of Sunday night. Contributions of were re- ceived Sunday, pushing the total :o Funds from the drive be used to provide food, clothing and ;ifts for needy families of Abi- ene for the holiday. Food and slothing scrip already have been irovided to some 500 families and toys were distriuted last Drive officials have emphasized hat the is the minimum imount necessary to provide the issistance needed. Contributions may be mailed to the Reporter News and will be cknowlcdged by publication. Norman Tindell n Memory of C. A. Gal- braith 10.00 Jr. Mrs. L S. Munger 25.00 Mrs. Baird's Bakeries 50.00 5.00 n Memory of Marie Wood by Marvis Jolene 2.00 Capt. Mrs. Preston E. Koentop 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Memory of David H. Rudd 10.00 taonymous 15.00 [orman Conner 10.00 ohn, Nancy Lynn Beckham lo.po 3cn Thornton Barber Shop 3.00 nonymous 25.00 E. L. Humphrey 5.00 'crnnn Harris 5.00 5.00 Mr. Mrs. Roy McDaniel Roy It Donna 5.00 the Sunday's Total 207.31 Previously Acknowledged Total iday alter permits were issued in j for the Albany Rotan game with 'nu......'.....'........- iicket sales of slightly more than Abilene Chamber of Commerce which sponsored the games, ban died locat ticket sales for al three of the contests and paid portion of the expenses. [Austin Thursday afternoon follow- ing a long legal ba'Ue. Final de- cision on the legality of the in- corporation of Impact will not be decided until the Supreme Court reaches a decision after a Jan. 16 hearing. The Supreme Court Friday, however, refused to issue an in- junction against use of the three licenses which were issued Thurs- day. The third license holder, Roy Jackson of San Angclo, still has not opened his store. Jackson held a lease on the first liquor store built in Impact after the area voted wet soon after its incorporation but the has since lapsed. Dallas Perkins, mayor of Impact and owner of the building, said Sun- day night no new lease has been signed. Mayor Perkins said tho main problem apparently facing the LIQUOR, PS. 4-A, Col, 4 landed in Florida within three hours, bringing 426 prisoners to families they had not seen for 28 months. The first flight landed at p.m., with 108 former captives of Fidel Castro's regime. The second landed at p.m., with 106; the :hird at with 108 and the fourth at p.m., with 104. Hundreds more waited at San Antonio de Los Banos military in Operation Ransom's shuttle, their liberation brought about in exchange for million worth of :ood and drugs. The end of a tense, anxious vig- 1 in sight, thousands of Cuban exiles, many of them relatives of the liberated men, set up a thun- derous cheer as they watched the drama on television at Dinner Key Auditorium, the vast hall where hey waited for their first sight >f the arrivals. One woman faint- id from excitement. "My god, they are really com- ng exclaimed another woman, clenching her fist to her ips and fighting back tears. There were about Cubans (he Dinner Key Auditorium awaiting the moment they ha onged for over the past 20 months iften scarcely daring hope. Abou of the Cuban exile n Miami ajre close, .relatives o he Bay of Pigs' survivors. Arrangements were t ransport all arrivals the 30 miles by bus to Miami from the Home- tead base after their processinj iy health and immigration offi Because of the delay, cargo 'lanes which had carried ransom all day to Cuba were ressed into service to bring oui risoners. The long delay was caused, ap arently, by Cuban insistence pon checking Hie cargo of the xrean freighter African Pilot ee PRISONERS, fg. 4-A, Col. 6 HER DADDY'S HOME Zenaida Monzon reaches up to pat cheek of her father, Pedro Monzon, as they were caught up in a wild welcome that greeted Cuban invasion prisoners at Miami's Dinner Key auditorium Sunday night. (AP Wirephoto) WEATHER wmUWMM ABILENE AND VICINITY miles) Cloudy and cold through Tues Monday and Monday Monday and Tuesday Monday night 25. NOBTH CENTIUL TEXAS Hazard- ous dnvins warning north. Cloudy and cold Monday and Tuesday. Scautered rain south, rain or sleet occasionally mixed with freezing rain producing hazardous driving conditions north. High Monday NORTHWEST TEXAS Hazardous -.-iving warning. Cloudy and cold with hazardous driving conditions Monday and Tuesday. Occasional enow or sleet over area except mixed with rain extreme southeast. Hifh Monday in the 30s. TEMPERATURES an. a.m. sun p n 40 31 38 32 37 31 35 32 3.1 12 32 32 31 12 31 31 31 31 30 31 for 24-hour: Hitch nod low .m.: 43 and 30. High and low 55 and 22. Sunset last nijrht: si sunset tonisht: Barometer reading at 9 ending 9 date last year: irlse today: Pilot Unhurt In Forced Landing An Abilene pilot escaped injury Sunday when his Cessna 170 plane made a forced landing on 8 dir road about 10 miles northeast of Abilene near Farm to Markel Road 1082. The flight service station of the Federal Aviation Agency at Abi- ene Municipal Airport identifia the pilot as Bobby J. Rogers of 566 E. N. 19th and said he was 'Hying locally" in the Abilene area. Rogers' plane, after touching down on the road, slipped off the road into a plowed field. The plane then tipped up on its nose and a propeller was bent, an of- icial spokesman for the FAA re- jorted. Damage was not heavy to the Jane and the pilot apparently es- :aped injury, officials said. Rogers' attempted landing on M. Foster's property about 300 o 400 yards off FM 1082 north- ast of Abilene occurred about :35 p.m., according to a Depart- ment of Public Safety spokesman. Foster said Rogers told him he ivasn't hurt" and that the plane's ngine "conked out on him." Clyde Hampton of Rt. 1, AM- ene, who lives about a half mile the scene of the accident, aid he became alarmed when he card the plane and then "all of sudden I didn't hear it." Judy Smith, 14, niece of Foster, s first person to arrive at the ,cene of the accident and asked he pilot if he needed help. Fos- er said Rogers told the girl he id not need any assistance and jat he was not injured. Foster said that Rogers told him ate Sunday night that the plane vould be removed from his prop- rty some time Monday. No other passengers were re- lorted in the plane with Rogers, "osier said. NO PAPER CHRISTMAS So that employees may spenc Christmas with their families, the Reporter-News will not publish morning and evening editions Tuesday. The annual Christmas greeting edition op- pears Monday afternoon and every subscriber will receive a copy. Deadline for Classified Ads Classified line ads for the Wednesday morning Reporter- must be turned in Mon- day, December 24 by 11 A.M. RITES TODAY Second Victim Of Crash Dies BALLINGER (RNS) Mickey struck by a third car, driven by Joe Ransbarger, 19, son of Mrs Albert Hansbarger of and a member of the 5th Missile Bn. at Dyess Air Force Base, died turned onto the Bronte highway at It a.m. Sunday in Ballinger toward Ballinger at the time of TWO KILLED Two Ballinger men were killed and three others seriously injur- ed in a three-car collision near-Ballinger at p.m. Sunday. Dead were Gil- bert Douglas Hcrridgc, 19, of Ballinger and Mickey Joe Ransbarger, 19, a private in Battery B of the 5th Missiio Battalion at Dyess Air Force Base, also of Ballin- ger. Three vehicles, including the two shown here, were involved. (Photo by Claude R. Stone Jr.) Clinic Hospital of injuries recciv ed in a three car accident Satur day night. Gilbert Douglas Hcrridge, 19 son of Mr. and Mrs. George D Herridge of Ballinger, died Satur- day night. Three other persons were hospitalized and four receiv- ed minor injuries ill the accident. Highway Patrolman H. A. An thony said Herridge and Bans barger were fatally injured when the auto driven by Herridge was involved in a collision with one Htmbrkk of BalUagtr, then was Joe Roy Ortega of Rotan. The Hambrick vehicle had left a drive in theater entrance and the collision, Anthony said. The Herridge auto was turned around by the force of the impact and was in a head-on collision with the auto driven by Ortega. Weldon Hamilton, a passenger in the Herridge auto, received cuts and possible internal injuries, Hambrick suffered a broken eg and Steve Brunson, a passen- ger in the Hambrick auto, receiv- ed cuts and imernal injuries. A hospital spokesman said late Sunday all wen la serious M driven by Pat Hambrick, about M condition. Ortega and 17, wn and Mrs. Charles 4-A, CM. 1
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