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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               t lUbarne Importer "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT SUNDAY 82ND YEAR, NO. ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, PAGES IN Til UN Liberation Drive In Congo Indicated DR. EVAN A. REIFT DR. J. H. LANDES resignation, death and a ntw H-SII president TERRY SCARBOROUGH rapped in No. 6 story UN Forces Ask Police to Join EUSABETHVILLE, Congo (AP) 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 ville said Tshombe threatened to 'orce an end to Katanga's seces- sion may be at hand. Diplomatic reports said the U.N. drees launched a drive into Ka- :anga's vital copper lands after fend themselves until death and seizing virtual control of this capi- ,al from the Katanga police. President Moise Tshombe fled his palace after blue-helmeted U. troops and planes shattered Tshombe as saying. Katangan resistence in Elisabeth- Impact Top News Story In Abilene Again in '62 ville. His whereabouts were un- known. A pooled dispatch reaching Jo- hannesburg, South Africa, from news correspondents in Elisabeth- destroy Katanga's economic po- tential unless the U.N. ceased, fire in 24 hours. "The Katangan people will de- everywhere the United Nations troops will be fought as our worst traps, with poisoned arrows and it quoted 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. 1 news story of 1962. For the tecond straight year, Impact was a unanimous choice of Reporter News editors as the No. 1 Abilene story. Impact arrived on the scene in February, 1960, and proceeded to rank third among the top news stories of 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 MIDDLE MAN Commissioner the actual sale of liquor in the BRVAN Kirk was generally 47-acre community forged new charter ranked the "swing man" in way into the No. 2 story of Abilene in more than 60 years of Kirk's vote often was de- IMPACT IS a dirty word Taylor County's first as the City Commission many Abilene citizens, and is sale of liquor Dec. 22 on many issues. potential oasis for others. attention around Impact is destined to be a there is no question it made not only in Abilene but the town's impact on news-maker in 1963. Wheth- the isn't over. For the it is a final victory for Dallas Probe Slated who conceived the idea of incorporating the community on the north edge of Abilene, or for the dry forces led by a citi- group in Abilene and backed Fleecing of the Abilene City Commission, the courts are expected to decide during the first half of 1963. When the Supreme Court WASHINGTON sufferers alone is over, Impact is expectec quacks and slick promoters than each diminish and almost die oul pected of fleecing elderly misrepresented drugs, a major newsmaker. But even of hundreds of millions of treatments, and the cost is not certain. a year are coming under Senat investigation. Sen. Pat McNamara, or dangerous medications probably exceeds ?1 top ranking in the news-making front came in big news year for the city. announced Saturday his he other stories all re- Senate Committee on Aging said heavy voting among the slant hearings Jan. 15-17. Some quackery" costs editors. And another those accused of fraudulent _ another million drew lesser attention. tices will face interrogation The objective, McNamara retirement CONTINUING controver- in a statement, is to land sale deals, a among the divided Abilene whether federal laws are traffic in "business and enough to curb abuses and wheth er the government should do opportunities" are among other subjects slated 10 ABILENE better job of alerting elderly citi zens to sharp McNamara said. Committee aides reported OF 1962 of the peddling of IfflDOCt lots in schemes Continuing City Commis- the time the land as a free prize-conditional upon payment of controversy. 3. H-SU Presidency. "closing costs" which City Charter. more than any price the promoter could expect to get for the Hot political campaigns. 6. Sayles Blvd. 7. Grand jury probt into jail, gimmick, they said, affairs. 8. Atlas comptai completed. to pay sale at "bargain" rates, Duka Morris slaying. t award in the guise of Construction. t vllDVCrlpflOn by tht lots which have no access to roads, The elderly owner then discovers the lot he envisioned as the site for a retirement home Days, Cold it growing short for you to pay for your only if he buys adjacent property at an inflated price, the aides Forecast scription to Tht Abilene by tht Sovt pressure tactics to sign up elderly persons to long-term con-racts for everything from days and cold nights are orecast for Abilene and vicinity trouble by paying In od-yanct whether lessons to merchandise purchases also will come under the next two days by Bob i ffilcr, weather forecaster at the rtctive your poptr by moll or by carrier delivery-. Mall your check the hearings, the sources said. McNamara said witnesses at the January hearings will include spokesmen for various Airport. Miller said Saturday's high i reading was SO degrees and the i overnight low was 36. The mer- OR state and local law enforcement officers, probably will reach so de-ITCH both Sunday sei Monday. CIPBHlOVMH and such organizations low Sunday morning was ex- American Medical (o range between K and 30 tf yww Consumers Union and with Knottier a early TOM TODD was testimony secret? City Commission was ranked No 2 story by a narrow margin over the Hardin-Simmons presidency For the second straight year the City Commission split ranked high in the news. In 1961 i ranked seventh. After two new city commissioners were elected in April, the battles at City Hal: provided even more fireworks. Major items of dispute were over a projected telephone (ant other utility) rate study in .which a private accountant was hired of at undetermined cost; a dispute over whether a local engineering firm should be hired to design and supervise construction of a new sewer plant: a proposa :o eliminate automobile taxes; a raise in the salary of City Attor- ney John Davidson: disagreement about the new City Charter, louthwest Bell Telephone Co. postponed plans for million new building here as a result of :he rate controversy. Ranking No. 3 was the Hardin- Simmons University resignation of Dr. Evan Allard in Jan- uary, his death in March, and appointment of Dr. James II. Landes of Wichita Falls as th? new president in December. THE CITY CHAIITER 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 interested individuals going over proposals for changes from the old charter, and finally a bit- ter election contest in which two present city commissioners fought against passage. The charter was approved in the November elec- tion and becomes effective in April. No. 5 was the hot political cam- paigns among Democrats and Re- ns in both the primary e general election. The nadc Its greatest Abilene carried the county for governor and lost in the three high local races for state legislature and county judge despite trem dous campaigning. Sixth In the poll was another hot Issue: Sayles Boulevard. Residents of the five block area hkh was eventually widened See IMPACT, Pf. M-A, Cell. 14 News broadcasts heard in Jo- lannesburg said Tshombe had left Elisabethville. In New York, Michel Struelens, Belgian who represents Katan- ga interests, said he had a com- munication from Tshombe Satur- day stating that the Katanga pres- ident had left his palace to take charge of Katanga forces near Struelens said Tshombe had full control of his troops and was in constant touch with all his ministers. Reports from the British con- sulate in Elisabethville reaching Ndola. Northern Rhodesia, spoke of "total war" and said fighting continued in the center of Elisa- bethville although U.N. forces hadi 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 secured .the outskirts. A U.N. broadcast indicated a dom. possible U.N. showdown fight was under way to bring an end to Tshombe's two year secession from the central government in Leopoldville. 11 called on Katanga's man police force (o desert Tshom be and light against what it called 'foreign interests" seeking to maintain a divided Congo. The broadcast did not identify the for- eign interests 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 Cuban crowd in the Orange Bowl to prepare for the day of free- The broadcast said: "The forces of the United Nations wish you no harm whatsoever. On the contrary hey have come to help your coun- .ry overcome its difficulties. Join the same: the liberation of the entire Congo." Diplomatic sources in Leopold- 'ille, site of U.N. Congo head quarters, said the U.N. troops nunched their offensive to en- argo their perimeter around the 
                            

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