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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT Oft WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 192 PAGE ONE ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 26, 1962 -TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS' Katharyn Duff] Note to the Abilene High Class of '57 in reunion this day after Christmas: David Hughes, one of your homecoming chairmen and one of you who participated in some right good football and baseball championship style, to be specific can't make it. He is otherwise occupied. You might like to Know, how- ever, how David has been look- ing. "He looks like a little kid playing his wife, Jac- quie, :wrote home the other day, sporting green SeaBee fatigues ha "swiped" from a six-footer, sleeves and legs rolled up, seat of his pants hanging around his knees, gunbelt holding it all on, and his ensign's cap cocked over a dirty face. When he changed it was to Bermuda shorts and combat boots. You see, David and Jacquie were a little short on clothes for a time. Short, too, on home and belongings damaged or de- parted with the four winds. But they are just fine, thank you, and are getting back to normal. They are happy to be alive and whole, for they went through the recording-break- ing typhoon which battered Guam on Nov. 11-12. Jacquie, who teaches school, has written some details of their weird experiences with 184- mile an hour winds lo her San Antonio family and his Abi- lene family, Parents Veryl and Virginia Hughes, Grandparents George Kikers and Mrs. Hal Hughes. David has scribbled notes but mostly he has worked. As Navy commissary officer and acting supply officer, Da- vid's job has been to feed the military and civilians who other- wise would have gone hungry alter the island was raked wilh death and destruction. His men have fed as many as daily Hinder emergency conditions. David went through the storm on duty. Jacquie spent it in their home with a neighbor, Barbara, as companion. The typhoon brought on its force gradually. At. 7 p.m. that evening the girls began mopping trickles of water that blew into their quarters. At Ihc electricity quit. By windows were gone, debris was flying and the girls retreated to a large, sturdy closet under a stairway. Inside, by candlelight, they found Barbara was hurt. They got the blood stopped from a cut on her neck. A severe cut on her foot bled for three hours before they got it halted. For hours the girls huddled inside the closet as the force of the storm crashed all around them outside. "We played some gin rummy and got Australia on our short- wave radio classical music. It was awful we even had the doleful music to go. along with the'typhoon estraum on the radio with 184- mile winds Associated Prcu Rain Chill State NEIGHBORLY GESTURE Janie Hirons, 10, right, poses happily on her first bicycle. She is blind, but is sided by Sherry Luckey, 10. The specially-built "ura- dricycle" was designed by a Talpa, Fla., cycle shop owner after Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Hirons saw a picture of a similar cycle in a national magazine. It con- sists of two bicycles welded together with a synchronized steering mechanism (AP Wirephoto) 2 Die in Fisher County Accident SWEETWATER (RNS) A. A Rev. Frank Chapman of Hamlin Sharrock, 80, retired Sweetwater and the Rev. James Woods of As rancher, and his wife, 75, died of permont officiating. Burial will be injuries received in a virtual in Palava Cemetery under direc- header, crash during a mist on tion of Patterson Funeral Home. here Mrs. Sharrock, born Susan Eliz- abeth Havins Nov. in East wet, slick roads north of Tuesday morning. Mrs. Sharrock was dead on ar Texas, married A. A. Sharrock in Sweetwater, mi community. The accident, sedan d ock and a 1959 70. Highway of here, and suffered minor were taken to Si Hospital for treatment. eale said the north and the west on the Palava turned south accident.. Ex-Coleman Sheriff Dies COLEMAN 1RNS) John A. Trammell. 77 year old former Coleman County sheriff and Tex- as Game Department official, died'at a.m. Monday in the Overall Morris Memorial Hos- pital aftef a lengthy illness. Funeral will be 2 p.m. day in the Emmanuel Baptisfj Goodfellows Drive Goes Over Goal Christmas Day was cold an wet, but many needy Abilene fam ilies enjoyed a bright Christma thanks to the Goodfellow fun which went over its min mum goal of Late contributions amounted bringing the final total o Sunday and early Mon day contributions of wer received pushing the total re ceived to Bill Tindell, Goodfellow chair man, said, "Once again Abilen ans have shown that giving a Christmastime is more wonderfu ten receiving. "To the thousands of children vho contributed toys, to the htm [reds of individuals and organiza- ions, to the Goodfellow staff Gerlach and C. A. Henson 'r., vice chairmen; and Laverne ?rews, secretary, to the many rganizations which furnishec uridreds, of hours of voluntary work together with the materials 0 the more than 500 families fhich. received food, clothing anc oys, and to all Abilenians, I wish a very Merry Christmas. "I want to give special thanks o the following .who did so much 1 make the.Goodfellow program success: "Abilene Exchange Club, Abi- me Fire Dept., Abilene Jaycee- Ettes, Abilene Junior League, Abi- ene Kiwanis Club, Abilene Police >ept., Abilene Public Schools, JOHN FRANKLIN IVY struck by truck Warning Posted By Weatherman By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A great blast of arctic ai by stiff north winds an accompanied by snow, freezin rain and sleet, bore down on mo 3f Texas Christmas night. Freezing weather was due a ar south as the Lower Rio Gram 'alley by Wednesday night. The weather bureau p o s t e [laze and hard freeze warning or most of South Texas Vednesday and Wednesday nigh now was expected in West Texa nd Northwest Texas to add t Former Haskell Judge Is Killed HASKELL (RNS) Joh ranklin Ivy, 69-year-old forme askell County judge, was fatall; jured when he was hit by j ckup truck driven by an Abi ene man at p.m. Monda; Haskell. Police Chief Tom Paul Barnet lid that the former county offi al was pronounced dead on ar val at Haskell County Hospital Driver of the vehicle was Dean nderson, about 22, of Abilene e was accompanied by his wife nd small daughter, none of whon as injured. About a.m. the storm had eased enough for the girls to venture out to see ,if a world was left. It was, barely. The Hughes house stood but the lanai was blown away, planter tables David spent six months building and porch furniture, too. Inside, clothes and furni- ture were wet and filthy. Both David and Jacquie were unhurt but they were in the midst of havoc. Jacquie's job was cleanup at home. David's was a clockround duty with food and supplies. "My little as Jacquie calls him, must have done pret- ty well. After things settled down a bit the couple went over to the officers club one evening and when they walked in David got a rousing cheer. A promotion has come through since the storm. It's now Lt. metery under the direction oi Holden Funeral Home. Born Jan. 21, 1893, south of Rule in Haskell County, Mr. Ivy farmed the early part of his life. in !943 he was elected Haskeli contributions: Capt. Mrs. George M. Ward Anonymous 5.1 Employes of Watkins Auto, mation Electric Co. 10. VFW Post 2012 50. Watkins Automation Electric Co. 10. S. S. Stubbs 2. a Memory of Leltie Faucett 10.00 3. P. Kenner 25.' Anonymous 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Raymond Thomason Sr. 25.00 Mr. Mrs. Rayiiiunu Thomason Jr. 25.00 Mr. Mrs. Monty Thomason 25.00 Anonymous 5.00 Mrs. Gr'C.- Aldredge 15.00 lidiard Aldredge 5.00 TOTAL >ner :HITELLE A thousant children, who because their iprisoned there ae to take ship da on the clothes n from about leave ach Port Ever-tliami, on the Pilot. Prime ro said he was i a Christinas nillion ransom dicine for ptured in the MI of 1961. the liberated me, who was the invasion ami interview omrades have i to return to dn't know yet would pursue g Cuba of its newsman Joe sailed 'from lavaiw on the am vtufe ai for Due strike is not expected to affect the arrival because no cargo handling is involved. The arrival of the relatives wi complete the huge human barter worked out by Castro and Donovan. The United States is sending million worth of drugs am baby food to Cuba in exchange for the prisoners, captured in the ill-fated Bay o[ Pigs invasion in April 1961. "A little more than million already has been sent to Cuba as a down the Red Cross said. Most was carried by the African Pilot, which docked in lavana on Sunday. The relatives will go through mmigration and then he brought >y bus to Dinner Key Auditorium icre for the family reunion. This vas the same system followed for the 10-flight prisoner shuttle and Monday. Only this time he prisoners will be waiting o greet parents, wives and chil-Iren; loved ones who remained gear them through the prison or-leal. Only technical problems of (it-ing out the freighter to carry inssengors remain before the ship caves at 5 p.m. Wednesday, the ted Cnm said. A Pflt American Vorld'Airways carattftanc will o to Ifevana on wfihjbday Today cots, blankets and supplies for the trip. A doctor, four nurses and two nurses aides also will fly down and come back with th ship. "It's our understanding that these relatives will be given dinner before they leave and we'i have them here for breakfast, so that solves the food said Peter McChesney, spokesman for the Committee of American Steamship Lines, operators of the ship. "This will be the African Plot's last McChesney said. 'Under a government subsidy agreement, she has to be moth-balled and replaced with a new ship after 20 years service. We vcro about to put her in storage n Baltimore when this special assignment suddenly came up. Her replacement already is in serv-cc." Confusion as lo who would be allowed to make the trip was up Tuesday by Virginia Betancourt de Rodriguez, one ol he Families Committee negoti-itors helping Donovan. "We laid, "to imit the to fathers, nolhers, children and wives of le (wisone-ij. That'i the general uleilft-don'l think ojtttr relatives fee CUBA, Pf. Wt, CM. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE T HEATHER BUREAU 1 (Wcatbtr Map. PC- 3-A) ABtLENR AND VICINITY 'Radius 40 Cloudy to partly cloudy and old Wodncsday. Clear to partly cloudy f and continued cold Wednesday irough Thursday. Hiuh Wednesday about r 25. with low Wednesday nfchl about 20 r Hlfih Thursday in low 30's. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Mostly cloudy Wednesday through Thursday. Oc- 1 as onal very lishi frceainn drizzle sleet n and snuw south portion Wednesday morn- nn. Much colder Wednesday. Colder east nd south Wednesday night. High Wcdncs-ay 25-35. p NORTHWEST TEXAS Partly cloud rf o cloudy south Wednesday through hursday. Colder south portion Wedncs- c ay. Not quite so cold panhandle Wedncs-sy afternoon and Thursday. High t WodnesdRy 20-28. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Hard freeze nd Blaze warning. Moatly cloudy with fl occasional freezing rain or snow Wedni-s-ay. Cloudy to partly cloudy and con- t nued very cold Wednesday and low Ms a.m. Tucs. p.m. l 41 45 o 42 19 C stories, picture, Pg. 5-B. OUicr related stories, Pgs. 5-A, the Prisoner Families Committee that departing relatives would be allowed to take aiong only the garments they wore, The official added that any 'amily leaving Cuba will forfeit all ts possessions, but if one immediate family member remains this would not be the case. A West European source in lavana said that Castro is also considering paroling all foreigners n Cuban jails, except those convicted of common crimes. This would include 23 Americans. James B. Donova, the New Sfork lawyer who negotiated the ransom of the invasion prisoners, aid Monday night that Castro lad pledged to discuss the early elease of the Americans. They are under sentences of up o 30 for crimes against te Castro revolution. The schedule of the African 'Hot, announced by the Red Jrott, will bring the So-year old reighter to Port Everglades, 30 nilej Mftft of Miami, {between 5 nd 7 The Eiw Coast 32 r 31 F 43 28 28 27 H 45 27 _ 2fi n n 45 HUtfi and taw tor ending 10 m.: 46 and 26. si High and low same last year: n Sanjet night: sunrise today A 39; sunset toniant: Barometer rendJnjt at 10 p.m.: 28.53 tf Humidity at 10 p.m.: 93 per cent. rr Issued ai MEXICO CITY (AP) The p foreign Ministry says it is issuing th 100 passports dally, most ol them people wanting to visit the Hi nitcd States. Lines of persons pa ailing for their papers often run br r blocks, particularly during the lei went holiday mason which hu Iffit a sharp, increase in UM po ifljr average, ottfdtali said. ir He operated an insurance agency here for a number of years. Ray of Odessa, Mrs. R. M. Car rothers of Level land and Mrs. 0 C. Patty of Odessa; one sister Mrs, Leta Higgs of Abilene; 1: grandchildren. He married Miss Trezzy Mat thews Oct. 19, 1913. She died in 1955. He married Mrs. Pearle Warren on Feb, 11, 1962. Ivy's father, the late L, S Ivy, was a minister in West Tex as for many years. Survivors include his wife; two ions, J o'h n M. Ivy of Honey 3rove and Merle S. of Leonard; three daughters, Mrs. LaVeda Higgs of Abilene; 12 grandchildren. County judge, elective terms. He served tw retiring in 1947 WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport ___Trace Total for Year.......... 27.01 Normal for Year ........22.27 DYESS AFB...........01 3ALLINGER (2-Day) .45 BRECKENRIDGE (2-Day) COLORADO CITY EASTLAND dUNDAY WNGER a white coat already over most of the area. Hazardous driving conditions undoubtedly contributed to hun- dreds of automobile crashes that occurred in the state and made the Christmas holiday period one of the bloodiest three-day periods on record for Texas streets and highways. Freezing drizzle due in West Texas and North Central Texas was expected to change to snow during Tuesday night and end Wednesday morning. The Texas Panhandle braced for Tuesflay night temperatures near zero. Except for the Panhandle, maximum temperatures over the state for Christmas Day were comparatively mild for the sea- son, ranging from 38 at Amarillo o 63 at Beaumont. Others includ- ed Abilene.46, Austin 52, Browns- ville 59, Corpus Christ! 58, Dallas 6, El Paso 58, Galveston 55, Houston and Junction 59, Laredo 1, Lufkin 50, San Antonio 55, Vaco and Wink 49. Precipitation lor the 24 hours ending at 6 p.m. included Amaril- o .06, Austin .04, Brownsville .06, College Station .32, Dalhart .04, Dallas 02, Fort Worth .03, Lufkin 07, Mineral Wells .12, San Antonio 02, Victoria .04, Wichita Falls md traces at Childress, Junction net Midland. Northerly winds, gusting up to 5 miles an hour, sent flurries of now across the high plains into lie northwest portion of North e n t r a i Texas. Freezing rain mixed with sleet was forecast for deep inlo the slate ns tho Jwer central regions. Icing warnings were issued for Kjrtions of Southwest, South and outheast Texas. A hard freeze was indicated for le northern two-thirds of Texas, eep South Texas was expected escape the artic blast, with eadings dropping no lower than e 50's. The upper regions of the exas Panhandle braced for mperatures as low as 5 de- At Brownsville, Mrs. Maria Z. asa, 83, was fatally injured late onday night when a hit-and-run uto struck her as she walked TOSS a street during a steady Throughout the state, holiday .09 Sleet .10 .22 .30 IOTAN ......Sleet, Drizzle NYDER Mist mROCKMORTON Ice e WEATHER, Pg. 13-A, Col. 5 Hazardous Roads, Cold to Continue Cloudy skies hovered over mosi of West Central Texas Christmas said. Day with freezing drizzle falling in many areas. A bone chilling 25 degrees was forecast by the U. S. Weather Bu- reau at the Municipal Airport as [lie high for the Abilene Wed- nesday, with predicted high for Thursday in the low 30's. Wednesday night's low was ex- pected to be down to a cold 20 degrees, with clear to partly cloudy skies prevalent most of the day. The temperature dropped 13 de- grees, from 45 to 32 degrees, be- tween l and 3 p.m. Tuesday. Several Abilene area points Tuesday night reported driving conditions on their highways had reached the dangerous point. The freezing drizzle in the area was expected to change to snuw resulted, the DPS spokesman during the night and end by Wed- freezing moisture beginning about nesday morning. A Department of Public Safety spokesman said late Tuesday night that travel conditions in the Abilene area were becoming "ex- tremely hazardous" due to the freezing rains and drizzle. Icy road conditions were prev- alent from as far south as Brady, as far cast as Ranger and at Mints north and west of Abilene, the spokesman said. The spokesman said that motor- ists were advised not to travel "unless it's an emergency." Temperatures began dropping early Tuesday evening and the light rain began freezing, several points reported. The temperature at Colorado City by 8 p.m. had dropped to 22 degrees. Colorado City police re- ported that travel on nearby high- ways was hazardous from Abi- ene to Odessa on Interstate 20. In Eastland County, .30 of an inch of rain had fallen at Ranger by early evening. Freezing rain was falling at p.m. and fog was in that area Monday and early Tuesday, according to re- ports. About .10 inch of rain was re- ported at Eastland Tuesday, with Two crews from the Texas were falling at Rofan on Christ- latched Tuesday night to sand area. ridges and overpasses in the Abi- m area. Several auto mishaps were re- ing, though M wrioui Injuries bad." Breckenridge in Stephens Coun- ty reported a two day total of .09 inch. Highways in that area were beginning to become slick jy early Tuesday evening and the temperature was steadily dropping, Jo Roberts. Reporter- lews correspondent, said. A trace of rain fell lo Ballingcr Tuesday, with a two day total of .M inch. Sleet and drlnht mas Day, with mist In the A report from Throckmorton fa- lcated that ice was on the ground early during the evening and that travel in that area "could get