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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               LATEST SPORTS SATURDAY 82ND YEAR, NO. 195 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES OUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 0 V r ___ __r _ __ 31 Y-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS_________ _ ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING. DEC Aiioeiated Pnu (ff) UN rorce Attacked By Katanga Police WEIGHING IN Two contestants from Oklahoma, who competed for the title of 1963 Maid of Cotton Friday night, lost out to Shelby Smith of New Mexico, The two Oklahoma beauties are shown weighing in with the help of Betty Tucker, Maid of Cotton tour manager Dana Reno (center) and Gladeen Burris (right) both had their eyes on the scale and the title. (AP Wirephoto) Castro Cuts Off New Mexico Girl Named Flow of Refugees cotton Maid HAVANA Swiss diplo- mat said Friday he had been told Cuban Families Committee said that Prune Minister Fidel Castro had changed his mind about per- mitting more relatives of the ransomed invasion prisoners to leave Cuba. The diplomat said his informa- tion that Castro had canceled fur- ther "bonus" exit permits from the Ministry of Interior but that he was seeking further con- firmation. The Cuban Families Committee had been checking a flood of ap- prisoners liberated over Christ- mas and Ihe more than 900 rela- tive: -.vho joined them in the Unit- ed States Thursday. The freighter African pilot, which took the relatives to the: United .States, carried, to Cuba baby food and medicines ir s for a store' s- J- KIeul new department store in suburban Maryland collapsed Friday, kill- ing at least five workers and in- juring 11 others in a crushing cas- cade of earth, timber and steel Hours after the early afternoon accident work crews were busy if anybody else had been killed the foreman was among the dead, and his list of men on the job was not available for use. Aside from the dead and in- jured, three workers managed to jump clear as the wall collapsed digging through the rubble to seejat p.m. EST. IN GALVESTON ay, causing temperatures to rop severely. Some moisture was recorded in area early Thursday, with registering .20 of an inch Cisco reported .10 as did Hawley and Ballinger. At the Abilene weather station at Municipal Airport, .01 of an inch was-measured, bringing the year's total to 27.12. Normal for the year is 22.43. Katanga back under the control of the central government at Leo- poldville. Katanga seceded aftei Jie Congo had gained independ- ence from Belgium two years ago. For all three parties involved in the United Nations, the central government in Leo- poldville, and Tshombe's Katanga stakes are high. The United Nations is playing to save its prestige in Africa; the Leopoldville government faces collapse through continued Katan- gan separation; and Tshombe faces a loss of million a year in royalties i1" he surren- ders. Reports from nearby Northern Rhodesia quoted Tshombe as say- ing the U.N. troops had the European quarter in Eiisa- bethville and that civilian lives were endangered. He said U.N. shells had hit a hospital and that a nurse had been wounded. In New York, the United Nations de- CISCO nied this. Also in New York, a U.N. spokesman said Tshombe apparent ly had lost control of the man police force, Katanga's larg- est force. Although it had said U.N. troops had been withholding fire, tile United Nations in New York re ported its forces in Katanga had been "instructed to take all nec- essary action in self-detente and to restore order." It called the po- lice force attack "overt and ob- viously well planned." Secretary-General U Thant met at U.N. headquarters in New York from Katanga. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport .........01 Total for Year 2 Normal for Year 22.43 DYESS AFB ..............01 ...............04 ALBANY ANSON BAIRD BALLINGER BIG SPRING BRECKENRIDGE BRADY BROWNWOOD COLEMAN COLORAO CITY EASTLAND HASKELL HAWLEY KNOX CITY LORAINE MERKEL MUNDAY RANGER ROTAN SANTA ANNA SNYDER STAMFORD Order to Stop Pickets Denied The building under construe- GALVESTON CAP) Dist Judge Fred M. Markel deniei Friday a petition for a temporary restraining order against long shoremen picketing a pier where an independent dock worker wai shot Thursday night. The judge, however, set nex Wednesday as the date for a learing on a temporary injunc- tion in the dispute. The petition was filed by a Texas Forwarding Co. attorney against the International Long shoremen's Association, Loca 1576, which has been on strike since Sept. 30. Robert James, 37, was listed in air condition at a Galveston hos lital after being wounded in th eft foot in the first violence in dock dispute between the striking LA and an independent union. Meanwhile, some 150 independ ent workers again crossed picke lines in heavy rain to begin un ioading bananas from the Nor wegian flagship, Vera, which ar -ived early Friday. Scores of lawmen converged 01 WINTERS Pier 21 Thursday night shots rang out and James fell to the pavement. Police said they were unable to ascertain who fired the shots. The Texas Forwarding Co., in charge of a Swedish ship' which James was helping unload, posted lowed by a thaw apparently a reward for information eading to the arrest of the man who shot him. Police said no arrests had been made in connection with the shooting. James was shot as he and fel- 6w workers were unloading the ast 750 boxes of bananas from he Swedish freighter Brita Thor- en, which 'uesday. Co., in the Beltway Plaza shop- ping center just east of the Uni- versity of Maryland. Thomas Shanebrook, carpenter foreman of the construction com- pany, reported that the workers were placing tie rods through a 17-foot-high wooden form into which concrete was being poured to form a wall of the foundation. They had just dumped a truck- load of concrete into the form when a 25-foot embankment next to the form caved in, knocking down the wall. "My back was Shane- book said. "When I heard the crash and turned around, it was all over. I've seen a lot of them before, but I've never seen any- thing like this." Chris Sandburg, chief building inspector for Prince Georges County, said he had inspected the clay bank last week, and it "seemed firmer than any wall that could be built." But the snow and freeze fol- changed the bank and allowed the slide, he said. After the collapse two cranes were brought up and lifted the wall so rescue workers could crawl under and try to reach the trapped men or bring out bodies But workers had to use hand dig- ging tools in the search. The most seriously injured was arrived at Galveston listed as in fair condition at Glenn Dale Hospital. Lots of Reading Sunday in Abilene's Big News in '62 "Big" news was plentiful in Abilene during 1962, both good and bad. Reporter-News editors have looked over the entire list ond named their choices for the year's biggest. A tabulation of their selections will be featured in the Sunday Reporter-News os Abilene's top 10 news stories of the year. if Weddings and Holiday Dances Weddings of social interest will highlight the Women's Section Sunday with the cover page picturing brides. The gala Debutante Boll and Bachelors Club Christmas Donee honoring debs will be presented on inside pages, What's Ahead in World for '63? The Associated Press asked that question of 10 top reporters throughout the world. Their answers make a penetrating analysis of what to expect from 10 key world spots during if Bowl Games-Basketball Thi BliM-Grty East-West acme, odvonccitorjn on Pocker. and .Glont playoff, basketball In Texas and other bosketboll games across nation. these plus latest spot news, popular regular features! _ _ V'lli n- _ _ _   

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