Abilene Reporter News, December 30, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1962, Abilene, Texas gbflene SUNDAY "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 82ND YEAR, NO. 196 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Prea (IP) UN Liberation Drive In Congo Indicated DR. EVAN A. REIFF DR. J. H. LANDKS resignation, death and a new H-SU president TERRY- SCARBOROUGH rapped in No. 6 story UN Forces Ask Police to Join ELISABETHVILLE, Congo (API forces took the offensive Saturday and appealed to warring Katangan police to join them in "the liberation of the entire Con- go." It appeared a showdown to force an end to Katanga's seces- sion may be at hand Diplomatic reports said the U.N. forces launched a drive into Ka- tanga's vital copper lands after seizing virtual control of this capi- tal from the Katanga police. President Moise Tshombe fled his palace after blue-helmeted U. ille. His whereabouts were un- :nown. A pooled dispatch reaching Jo- hannesburg, South Africa, from news correspondents in Elisabeth- ille said Tshombe threatened to destroy Katanga's economic po- ential unless the U.N. ceased fire in 24 hours. "The Katangan people will de- end themselves until death and everywhere the United Nations roops will be fought as our worst enemy-r-with traps, with poisoned arrows and it quoted N. troops and planes shattered Tsjiombe as saying. Katangan resistence in Elisabeth- Impact Top News Story In Abilene Again in '62 Impact crashed the legal bar- rier near year's end to achieve two distinctions: It brought the first legal sale of liquor in Taylor County in 60 years, and it ranked as Abilene's No. l news story of 1962. For the second straight year, Impact was a unanimous choice of Reporter News editors as the No. 1 Abilene story. Impact arrived on the scene in February} I960, and proceeded to rank third among the top news stories ol -its infant year. But in 1961 and 1962, Impact reached the pinnacle along the news front as court battles, pro- test meetings of angry anti-liquor groups, battles among groups hopeful of getting in on the ex- pected liquor trade, and finally the actual sale of liquor in the 47-acre community forged their way into the headlines. IMPACT IS a dirty word among many Abilene citizens, and is a potential oasis for others. But there is no question it made news, not only in Abilene but throughout the state. News broadcasts heard in Jo- lannesburg said Tshombe had left Elisabethville. In New York, Michel Struelens, a Belgian who represents Katan- ga interests, said he had a com- nunication from Tshombe Satur- day stating that the Katanga pres- dent had left his palace to take harge of Katanga forces near ;iisabethville. S t r u e 1 e n s said 'shombe had full control of his roops and was in constant touch vith all his ministers. Reports from the British ulate in Elisabethville reaching Wola, Northern Rhodesia, spoke f "total war" and said fighting ontinued in the center of Elisa- to prepare for dom. ecured the outskirts. A U.N. broadcast indicated a possible U.N. showdown fight was under way to bring an end to 'shombe's two --year secession rom the central government in jeopoldville. It called on Katanga's man police force to desert Tshom- be and fight against what it called foreign interests" seeking to a divided Congo. The iroadcast did not identify the for- iign interests. The broadcast said: "The forces if the United Nations wish you no his address to anti-Castro Cubans BRYAN BRADBURY new charter ranked 4th After more than 60 years of pro- hibition, Taylor County's first le- gal sale of liquor Dec. 22 drew prominent attention around Tex- is. And the town's impact on the news isn't over. For the fourth Probe Slated Over Fleecing of Elderly WASHINGTON "Arthritis sufferers alone spend quacks and slick promoters sus- more than million each year peeled of fleecing elderly people on misrepresented drugs, devices of hundreds of millions of dolllars a year are coming under Senate investigation. Sen. Pat McNamara, D-Mich., announced Saturday his Special Senate Committee on Aging will and treatments, and the cost of unnecessary or dangerous medi- cations probably exceeds billion each he said. McNamara said "so-called ,tart hearings Jan. .15-17. Some of cpstsjhe those accused of fraudulent prac- tices will face interrogation later. the objective, McNamara said in a statement, is to determine whether federal laws are strict enough to curb abuses and better job of alerting elderly citi lent to sharp operators. elderly another million a year. Phony retirement schemes, crooked land sale deals, a thriv- ing traffic in "business and in- vestment opportunities" are MIDDLE MAN Commissioner Truman Kirk was generally :onsidered the "swing man" in the No. 2 story of Abilene in 1962. Kirk's vote often was de- cisive as the City Commission battled on many issues. ,'ear, Impact is destined to be a najor news-maker in Wheth- er it is a final victory for Dallas 'erkins, who conceived the idea if incorporating the community m the north edge of Abilene, or or the dry forces led by a citi- zens group in Abilene and backed >y the Abilene City Commis- sion, the courts are expected to decide during the first haU of 1963. When the Supreme Court battle is over, Impact is expected o diminish and almost die out as a major newsmaker. But even :hat is not certain. Impact's top ranking in the news-making front came in a big news year for the city. Eleven other stories all re- ceived heavy voting among the participating editors. And another .4 drew lesser attention. the government should do a among other subjects slated for the time is NOW to pay your subscription by year! Time ii growing ihort for you to pay for your sub- scription to Abilene Reporter-News by yeor. Save tinw, save troublt by paying In od- vonce whether you receive your by mail erbycwrdrdtllvtry. Mall your chMk TODAY. Mll OR 3-4271, circulation scrutiny, McNamara said. Committee aides reported evi- dence of the peddling of virtually worthless lots in schemes repre- senting the land as a free prize- conditional upon payment of pur- ported "closing costs" which total [ar more than any price the pro- moter could expect to get for the land. Another gimmick, they said, is the sale at "bargain" rates, or even award in the guise of prizes of lots which have no access to roads. The elderly owner then dis covers the lot he envisioned as the site for a retirement home is useful only if he buys adjacen property at an inflated price, the aides said. High pressure tactics to sign up elderly persons to long-term con Tacts for everything from dnnc ng lessons to merchandise pur chases also will come under stud; in the hearings, the sources said McNamara said witnesses at THE CONTINUING controver- sy among the divided Abilene TOP 10 ABILENE STORIES OF 1962 1 Impact. 2 Continuing City Commii- llan controversy. 3 H-SU Presidency. 4 City Charter. 5 Hat politico! campaigni. 6 Saykt Blvd. 7 Grand jiiry prone into jail, courrheiilo affairs. 8 Atlat complex completed. 9 Duke Harm ikying. 10 Construction. Mild Days, Cold Nights Forecast Mild days and cold nights are forecast for Abilene and vicinity for the next two days by Bob Municipal Airport. Miller said Saturday's the January will Include reading was SO degrees and the and county judge despite tremen spokesmen for various federal overnight low was 38. The mer the American Medical AssocU tion, Consumers Union md Better with another Bureau. Monday. agencies, itate and local law en- cury probably will reach 90 de- forcement officers, consumer grees both Sunday and Monday groups and sueh organizations as The low Sunday morning was ex petted to range between to and 30 M early TOM TODP was testimony secret? City Commission was ranked No. story by a narrow margin over re Hardin-Ssmmons presidency. For the second straight year, he City Commission split ranked igh in the news. In 1961 it anked seventh. After two new ity commissioners were elected n April, the battles at City Hall irovided even more fireworks. Major items of dispute were ver a projected telephone (and jther utility) rate study in which a private accountant was hired it undetermined cost; a dispute jver whether a local engineering irm should be hired to design ind supervise construction of a lew sewer plant: a proposal o eliminate automobile taxes; a aise in the salary of City Attor- ney .lohn Davidson; disagreement ibout the new City Charter. Southwest Bell Telephone Co. jostponed plans for million new buildin" here as a result of he rate controversy. Ranking No. 3 was the Hartlin- limmons University resignation if Dr. Evan Allard Reiff in Jan- uary, his death in March, and appointment of Dr. James H. -andes of Wichita Falls as the iew president in December. THE CITY CHARTER ranked ourth. It covered a quiet early phase in which everyone agreed a new charter should be created, election of 15 members of the Charter Commission, many ses- sions of the Charter group with nterested individuals going over all proposals for changes from the old charter, and finally a bit- er election contest in which two present city commissioners fought against passage. The charter was approved in the November elcc- ion and becomes ctfcctive in April. No. 5 was the hot political cam paijns among Democrats and Re- publicans in both the primary and the general election. The GOP made its greatest Ahilem Miller, weather forecaster at the effort, carried the county for governor and lost In the three high local races for state legislature dous campaigning. Sixth In the poll was another hot Issue: Sayles Boulevard. Residents of the five block area which was eventually widened IMPACT. Pg. 1M, Colt. M A larm whatsoever. On the contrary hey have come to help your conn ry overcome its difficulties. Join the same: the liberation of the entire Congo." Diplomatic sources in Leopold- 'ille, site of U.N. Congo head luarters, said the U.N. troops aunchcd their offensive to en- arge their perimeter around the Katanga capital. Earlier U.N. forces took con rol of vital points in Elisabeth- 'ille. Throwing bombers and jet fight- See CONGO, Pg. 8-A, Col. 1 SPANISH ADDRESS Jacqueline Kennedy speaks in Spanish at a Miami cere- mony honoring former Cuban invasion prisoners. The President stands beside his wife. At left is Miami Mayor Robert King and the Rev. Ismael Lugo, Catholic chaplain of Brigade 2506 is at right. (AP Wirephoto) President Talks About Free Cuba MIAMI, Fla. (AP) President Kennedy reviewed Saturday the brigade that tried to invade Cuba last year, and spoke of a future free Cuba. While making no promises of U.S. armed invasion in Cuba, the President urged a wildly cheering lethville although U.N, forces had Cuban crowd in the Orange Bowl the day of free- Kennedy, showing more emo- colors, smuggled out of Cuba, tion than in any recent speech, clenched his fist repeatedly and pounded it on the speaker's ros- trum as he addressed the men of Brigade 2506 and other exiles. The Cubans chanted "Guerra" (War) and "Libertad" (Liberty) as Kennedy spoke. After accepting the brigade's Colony Satisfied By Kennedy Talk MIAMI, Fla. (AP) President Kennedy's visit to greet return- ing Cuban invasion prisoners and struck a generally sympathetic note Saturday in the exile colony. A spokesman {or the Cuban hem, since your objectives are Revoluionary Council w h i c h sponsored the April 17, 1961, in- vasion attempt and is calling for another thrust against' Castro, said: "We are extremely satisfied with what the President said. We are gratified that he is maintain- ing his firm line against com- munism." There was some speculation, however, as to why more than half the seats in the Orange Bowl, where Kennedy spoke, were empty. Earlier estimates had been that more than would attend. Many exiles saw and heard the ceremony on television and radio. There were indications that to some extent the deep rift among exile factions, elimination of which the President urged, played a role. Dagoberto Darias, head of the Cuban Liberation Forces, one of New York attorney James B. about 200 exile anti-Castro groups, said: "The presence of Miro Car-j dona (Cuban Revolutionary Coun-i cil President Jose Miro Cardona) the speaker's platform kept many away." Miro Cardona, speaking ceremony, unification newsmen after the echoed Kennedy's Fronie Clausell Of Albany ALBANY (RNS) Miss Fronie toe Clausell, 76, a long-time Al resident and correspondent or The Abilene Reporter-News lied unexpectedly Saturday at p.m. in ShacRelford County ilamorial Hospital. She had been n failing health the past two months. Funeral time will be announced >y Godfrey funeral Home. Serv ces will be held at Albany's First Methodist Church with the pas- or, the Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Al- bany Cemetery. Miss Clausell had been an edit- irial employe of the Albany News since 1939. Prior to that time she md served as country treasurer of Shackelford County for 12 Born Dec. 7, 1886, In Clay Coun- y, she was a member of the Hethodist Church. Active in civic work and service plea. The head of the anti-Castro ation and former Cuban minister under Castro is supported by the U.S. govern- ment. He has strong supporters as well as rivals in the exile colony. Darias, who had charged after the Nov. 20 withdrawal of the Cuba blockade that Kennedy wa: betraying the Cuban people, said NEWS INDEX SECTION A Dear Abby 3 Church news 3 Obituaries To Your Oood Health Sports 11.14 Oil news IS SECTION I Women's news M Dyass Ml Page 7 Iridae J Amusements UHwwIs 1? HtJfc-TV kfi II TV Report J MISS FRONIE CLAUSELL funeral pending organizations. Miss, Clausell was a member of the Albany Garden Club, Albany Study Club, Bluebon- net Study Club and of the Ameri- can Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a broth- er, Bryan of Albany; one sister, Mrs. Milburn S. Uda) Long ol Eastland; and one niece, Mrs. Pat Oven of Abilene. In September of 1961, Miss Clausell received the "13- Year Crusade Award" for her work as Cancer Crusade chair IS tinder her guidance the crusade in Shackelford County had ex- consecutive years. Kennedy said: "I can assure you that this flag will be returned to this brigade in a free Havana. He said he hoped the brigade and members of their families "will take every opportunity to educate your children, yourselves in the many skills and disciplines which will be necessary when Cuba is once more free. "I can assure you that it is the strongest wish of the people of this country, as well as the peo- ple of this hemisphere, that Cuba shall one day be free again, and when it is, this brigade will de- serve to march at the head oi; the free Kennedy said. About members of the bri- gade were captured by Castro soldiers when the April 17, 1961, Bay of Pigs invasion collapsed. A number of them died, some were and 60 sick and wounded were liberated ear- lier this year. The remaining were freed from Cuban prisons and flown to Miami in time for Christmas as :he result of negotiations by the Cuban Families Committee and he told the President that hene feeling. Donovan. The President and his wife flew Lo a point several blocks from the Orange Bowl. They rode into the stadium in a white Lincoln con- vertible. They stood, squinting in the sun, with Jose Miro Cardona, Cu- ban Revolutionary Council presi- dent; Donald Barnes, State De- partment interpreter: and two brigade leaders during playing of the Cuban national anthem and the Star Spangled Banner. The President then reviewed the brigade members, some with missing arms or legs, stopping frequently to ask a man his name, age, duty with the brigade or how- would withdraw the statement. "We are confident that you will keep your promise to help elim- inate communisjn from this hem- Darias said he told Ken- nedy. "The President warmls shook my hand with both his when I said that." Some so-called action further forays into Cuba, cur rently frowned on by the U.S. government, were not officially represented at the ceremonies. Promise Causes Concern by Tass MOSCOW (AP) The official news agency Tass said Saturday night President Kennedy's prom- ise of a free Cuba causes "per- plexity and concern." A Tass report of Kennedy's meeting with the tree Bay of Pigs Ujj invaders quoted Kennedy's prom- ise to return their battle flag to them in a free Havana. President Kennedy's bellicose s.t. ..m. statements at the rally of Cuban counterrevolutionaries cannot but cause perplexity and Tass said. 'It is well known that during the settlement of the Caribbean man. The award recognized that crisis, President Kennedy prom- ised that the United States would not'attack Cuba and would pre- ceded its campaign quota for 13 vent other Latin American coun- ............it... tvltu fvnm atfaMttncf hnr tries attacking her." Capt, Thomas Cruz Cruz, 32, Negro, shook hands with Ken- nedy, then, unable to control him- self, stepped' out of ranks and threw his arm around the Presi- dent. Cruz said he did it because "all of the brigade is happy (o be In groups the United States again. I wanted have been itching to make to congratulate the President be- cause maybe we will fight in Cuba for liberty again." Kennedy asked Jose Antonio Echevarria of Pinar Del Rio how old he was. The greying, bespec- See KENNEDY, Pg. 8-A, Col. 5 WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU UVealher Map. 4-A) ABILENE A.VD VJCIMTV (Radius miles) Partly cloudy and cold through Monda: Sunday and Slonday _____ 50. Low Sunday nlBhl around 25. MORE NORTH" CENTRAL Clear (o partly cloudy ush Monday. Cnlder Sunday nighl. Warmer Monday. High 37 High and low for 24-houn I tunriM Mayi ;

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