Odessa American, January 25, 1961

Odessa American

January 25, 1961

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Odessa American, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1961, Odessa, Texas V F _ I- j'-r f s r I FREEDOM Tbf raoit manifest sJjn of wis- dom Is continued H ft Your-Freedom Newspaper IT PAYS TO fei SHOP IN ODESSA VOL. Member Unlrrprlfcr tl'l JAN. 19G1 M Cory PERMIAN EDITION TWENTY-TWO Caribbean Pirates Face Trouble- Navy Portugal Navy said today the liner Santa Maria has been located in the Atlantic 550 miles east of the Windward Island. This is the group of islands including SL where the seized liner put in Monday. The Portugese frigate Pedro Escobar has put to said Rear Adm. Quintanilha de Men- donca -the'Navy minister. A general order to stand by was circulated by the Navy to m Luxury Liner The Weather all naval commands in the East African colony of .the the Cape Verde and Mozambique. Rear Adm. Sarmento Rod- rigues said the liner be sighted within a few This'indicated that the ship had been located through radio checks. h The owners of the Santa Ma- the Companhia Colonial de said the ship has more sufficient fuel for at least 11 British radio monitors report- cd indications that the Santa b Maria was headed for Portuguese colony in West Afri- ca. The monitors said there were some indications that three Protuguese warships were chasing her. Portuguese naval sources said they were mainly concerned about the passengers and that their safetv came first. The Navy said there be a statement later. Since Monday U. S. planes and a handful of American. British and Dutch warships had search- ed the Caribbean and its Atlan- tic approach without success for the ship seized .early Monday morning on the high seas by an armed band pro- claiming themselves revolution- ists against Salazar's 33 year- old rule of Portugal. dollar the rebels broad- cast a triumphant ac- to the master mind of the daring plot. Gen. Hum- berto Delgado. i who fled into exile after he charged the Salazar regime robbed him of the presi- dency in 'the 195S dis- closed at Sao that 70.men who seized the San- Maria were acting on his or- ders as head of the National In- From 'the trim dependent Junta of Liberation. TIIKK AT WHly n ml rtxi 1 1 n x rKunor of Msht today ot .UK TKK- tx4J I h MM i K h lllfih Itxlny 3S. hljh m Alpine J3 It IVnvrr Kl 46 I'ort AVortli O n 1 t C3 York OkUihoma City Sin Anlonlo Ti 11 Sun vis Ht IS p.m Thursday nl n.m. Prrc .U of nn Inrh. 11 30 TO 37 3 31 4 Odessa scapes In f scape Fry- Andrews illed ler Guard FT. Wash. A 23-vear-old Armv Private from V Jack N. Flores was shot to death Tuesday as he tried to escape from a work detail of military prisoners here. Flores was one of four prison- ers behind the post stockade at the time of the incident. Their guard said when Flores tried to KENNEDY.'S Janet G. Travell of New York City selected as. President Kennedy's per- sonal physician. Dr. Travell Is the first woman ever chos- en for the post. She Is also the first civilian since the Harding administration. She has been-with the. Kennedy family for several years. V You'll Find It EDITORIALS Page 4 TV LOG SOCIETY SPORTS OIL NEWS COMICS AMUSEMENTS Page 6 Page 9 12-14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17- HORSE SENSE TEST Page 22 DEAR ABBY GOREN ON BRIDGE YOUR STARS Page 10 3 Page 3 HOW TO KEEP WELL Pago IS Store Escapes A who kept one hand in his pocket as if he were hid- ing a escaped with late Tuesday after hijacking-Cabell's Minit 2401 East Eighth here. ri The robber was still free Wed- nesday as lawmen- continued to check out several leads in an at- tempt to learn his identity. Leland 1001 said he was alone in the store'about p.m. Tuesday when a man walked into the grocery store. The 46-year-old derk said'the customer walked to the reaf- of the looked into the meat box and-asked is the lunch Rankin told of- ficers he pointed to the display case and that the man picked up a package of lunch meat and a quart milk. After laying the milk and meat on the the customer then picked up a package of cheese chips and placed them on t h e counter with the other items. Ran- kin said he placed the groceries in a bag and then rang up the Testimony Due In Wiley Trial CLEBURNE was to start todav in the murder trial of Roosevelt Wiley. o3d Odessa charged in of a milk truck driver. X items on the cash register which totaled i handed me a SI bill and a half and 1 -opened the cash register to make change the man 'Hold it right there. Hand me all the Rankin said. The grocer said he placed the bills in the sack with the milk and meat and at that the bandit nodded toward another cash register and told give me the money out of Rankin said he took the money out of the second register and put it in the bag. He said the robber then order- ed him to into the motioning towards the large walk-in cold storage walked to the opened the door and went in dosing the door behind Rankin saidL He said he looked out the win- dow in the big refrigerator and watched the man walk 10 the tde- remove the receiver from the walk back to the count- pick up the sack containing the money and walk out of front door and head west around the building. stayed in there like he told me. Then a few minutes later be came back in front of the build- escape he ordered prisoner three times to and then fir- ed two warning shots over Flo- head with a .12 gauge shot- gun. Military authorities said Flores h was being held for court .martial on charges of being absent with- out leave and charges of larceny. the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack N. Flores of was born. on. Nov. at h Baird and moved to Andrews on Labor 1955. He was a grad- uate of Andrews High and had been in the army two years and eight months. Flores' .father said Wednesday his sen was being held in the stockade at Ft. Lewis on a said his son had called him shortly before Christ- mas and said he planned to come to Andrews for the -.The father said his son left the post without picking up his. leave-papers and was later arrested about 150 miles from Tacoma and was returned to Ft. Lewis -for being AWOL-. Flores' said the charges of against his son was He time back there was a deal on'that but the didn't anything do with it. I was there and it was out- of the army. It amounted to a 15-minute ride in a Flores said funeral services for his son would be in Callahan County but that other arrange- ments were pending Wednesday. TO TME highway scene m Lubbock is typical of the conditions existing in Northwest Texas as a winter storm sweeps the area. Freezing sleet and snow has been falling in the causing schools and disrupting .communications and highway travel. Press International ing and looked inside- 1 was still here. Rebels Halt r Laos Advance LUANG PRABANG. Laos Stiff resistance by artillery-sup- ported Communist rebels halted pro-government troops on the out- skirts of Muong Kassy Tuesday temporarily blocking gov- ernment plans to trap Reds 4 at the Sala Phou Koun road June- tion. it v.-as reported today. Officials here had hoped the column led by Col. Oudone Sanan- ikone would take Muong Kassy Tuesday. If it had. two battalions of government infantry would have moved in from Kioukacham to close the Sala Phou Koun trap. All three towns are on the high- way linking Luang Prabang with Victiane. Oudone's advance has brought his task force within 20 miles of tbe WASHINGTON -Pres- ident Kennedy will usher in a new era of presidential public relations 'late today when his first news conference will be carried across the nation. The press conference was set for 5 p.m. in the theater- like auditorium of new State Department building several blocks from the White There will be scats for nearly 600 eight glassed-in broadcast platforms for 29 and photographers. Everything Kennedy says in his press conferences will be for direct whether broadcast or not. This is an- other departure from past White House custom under which the chief executive usually did not per rait direct quotation until his staff could check the transcript for pos- sible errors. if i Cor Wreck ear Sterlin f j Snow Onslaught i r _ The season's bitterest cold snap whistled into Tex- as 'producing subfreezing temperatures and severe icing conditions ftvmany parts'of the state. Odessa escaped the onslaught of and ice which hit portions of the but a frigid 16 degree temperature reading was recorded early Wed- Ice and snow hit the northern Permian Bend the Panhandle and North Central causing communications 'breakdowns' and leaving roads with a deadly glaze of ice. No I'elicf ...is in sight through Wed- esday Six persons were killed in I accidents blamed on the and one Semi- ole school student was in- 1 jured when a school bus overturned on an icy road west of Seminolc. i The blustery front slammed in- to Odessa minutes after 1 p. sending the mercury on n I7-dc- jn an hour's period. The United Stales Weather Bu- reau at Terminal registered n 52 degree reading at. 1 p.m. and n 35 degree reading at 2 p.m. The temperature dropjxxi to 2-1 de- grees nt G p.m. Wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour put an added bite into the i cold air. 1 t- Severe icing conditions were F f reported at Seminolc. north into the South Plains and Texas Pan- handle and in Eastern New. Mcxi- X rt.-' W Vjb. CO. Roads were reported iced over and hazardous from Andrews northward and most roads in Eastern New were consid- ered .dangerous although passa- ble.. Texas Highway--Patrol said roads Lubbock area were open to emergency traffic only. Some icing was reported in the Rankin McCamcy areas and roads were reported icing over between Rankin and Fort Stock- ton Wednesday morning. Highways between Big Spring and Paso .-were clear of but-highways north from El Paso reported dangerous. Ex- tremely dangerous road condi- tions were reported in the Fort Worth. Wichita Amarillo and Swcctwatcr areas. Four inches of snow was re- ported at Litllcficld on the South K. r ity Takes Life Of Odessa Woman troops at miles southeast of in the Rankin sajd. Oudonc had expected the Corn- anotbcr cus-ixnunists to make a stand Bold Burglars Mrs. Ruth Wagner Lucas. 317 West 4Sth. Odessa died Tues- day in Sterling County Hospital to become the second victim of two-car crash about eight miles west of Sterling City on Stale Highway 158. And one of two other members of the Lucas family injured in the wreck remained in critical con- dition at the Sterling City hospital Wednesday. He is Frank Dale Lucas. 29. Odessa Post Office who has a severe head a brok- en leg. multiple cuts and has been semi-conscious since the mishap. hospitalsaid Wednesday that Lu- cas was showing slight signs of improving but was.still consider- ed critical. He said he had been Musician Goes On Trial Today BALTIMORE A 32- year-old musician accused of slay- ing five persons goes on trial to- day for the murder of two. The federal court jury trial of Mclvin D. Recs college-edu- cated jazz was to open bo- Rcmoved from the critical list j fore Judge Roszcl Thomson and was expected to last about two weeks. Recs. of Hyaitsvillc. Md.. ac- tuallv faces trial on onlv two of unable to set the broken bones be- cnusc of the victim's grave con- dition. Funeral services for Gallcgos will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Catholic Church in San Angclo. Burial will Ixf in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of while Mulcshoc. north i r west of reported 3.5 inches of snow. Telephones were out in the Littlcficld and Lubbock areas. The front barrelled into Alpine at dropping the tem- perature from 58 to 40 degrees in 40 minutes. A low of 21 was re- corded in Alpine early Wednes- day. Roads in the Marfa and Fort Davis vicinity were rcport- Wcdn esday but still in serious coixiition is 5-ycar-old Sherry Lu- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. who has a broken collar bone and multiple bruises. Killed instantly in the hcadon collision Tuesday morning was Santos S. 31. San Ange- lo. lone occupant of the other hicle. the kidnap murders. He is charged in a two-count indictment with the sex-and-murdcr abduc- tion of Mrs. Carroll Jackson 27. of Apple Va.. and her daughter. Susan Ann. 5. CHICAGO Mrs. body was brouphtj The former University of Mary- to Odessa late but fu-iland arrested last June jncral ncH-iin also is ling at Hubbard Funeral i accused of killing IS. and Burglars i Hospital officials said she couple's other Johnson's Funeral Home in charge. jcd but open. Texas Texas Highway Patrolman Dale Highway Department crews were Bryce said the fatal mishap hap- pened about 10 a.m. Tuesday on a straight stretch of highway. He spreading salt on bridges and slopes. Sleet was falling around Alpine il was raining at the time and at a.m. Wednesday while that the vehicles hit almost head- the temperature hovered al 23 on on ibc slick pavement. degrees. Roads were icing over Friends of the family said more and one inch of snow cas. his wife and their daughter was on the were en route to Corpus Christi at Freezing drizzle began falling in the time of the accident. They I Alpine late Tuesday night and said father had been into snow at 1 a.m. The ing in Odessa and left here about two hours earlier in his car and freezing weather extends 30 miles south of Alpine. was supposed to meet his son in The IS-degree reading in Odes- Corpus Christi. Police were unnblc'sa early Wednesday was the low- to advise the father of the mis- hap until he reached Corpus Christi. Johrjry 255S EastjMuong Kassy. but he did not ex- Tuesday jimmied a front doorifrora a skull a head th. drove up to the store and'pect the major battle that dc- and stole from James Tragos'ijury and also had broken An c jury of 11 men and one woman was selected Tuesday for sccood trial on the A death called police being inform- Km in an earlier trial set A Labbock jury Wylic of ibe knife slaying of L. H- Cari- ada. San in a bokhip Sterling Gry OcL 24. 1955. Tbe Court of Criminal Appeals ed bv Rankin of the robbcrv. IS and Mrs. t Harold. 35. a Maryland Atlas Flight Data Studied v eloped when his restaurant next door to central and reached tbc tow I police headquarters. 1 A doctor at Sterling Gry'housewife. Funds Would Build New CAPE CANAVERAL. was 5 est in and the current win- ter season. The weather bureau a low between 15 and J20 decrees for early Thursday i with the possibility of Wed- j nesday and Wednesday night- Tbe weather bureau forecasts high of near 30 Wednesday 'with a high of 23 expected Thurs- Tbc high tempera lure Air Force technicians today studied telemetry in the hope The forecast calls for cloudy and contimicd cold through vcm3cd on a contenton tat a juror had been by reading a account of a paroled committing a secood rrmnicr. Sons Get Estate By JERRY HAYNES American Staff Writer The Odessa College Board of Regents Tuesday set Feb. 1 S as the date for a bond ekctioa finance of a coBfgfi library. The repeats listed 11 places for NEW YORK Mary Roberts Jeft a netj nanjed balkcing jodges for each of the bulk of j goes To her three sons. According to Texas died in 19SS at least 250 registered voters in age of kft to Ector county most sign a peti- tion asking for an election. a stale al showed Tuesday. rcturnod lo have a total of 7D9 signatures ask- ing for the said Dr. Jack Hodgers. presxJcnt of ihc The election has called finance oonstroction a naspnry The cost of the -wxrald rus with an additional to pay for a foundation capable of holding an additional floor- To completely equip the building and pay architectural fees would add arxnhcr ction college plans to pay a en tbr bonds to 1957. and from until 1971 the pay a said R. A. Undcrw-ood. sin- ing tbc R- A. Co- of all petitions have been to the cost_ focal agents handing tbe bond ekdico for Basil board rnem- bor. said at a recent rnceting of the regents that tbc Hbrary could be built without increas- ing tbe present lax rate of 11 cents per S100 valuation. should be able to pay off bcnisc. the bonds in 30 he Deven balloting pbces by regents for the ejection The city hall an- nex Hoss EJementary city hall. Socthsidc rare Slatkm. North Fire Station. East TrXh StreefFire San Ja- Gco- zales School. Gold- smith Community No- trees Ccrmrrmrnty and i unity Center- All absentee voting must be in the Ector Ccuntv Coart- commissioners will be Mrs. Hughes B. st Mrs. Paul North Virs. E. Gyfc 1134 Norih and George Lee Wrigjrt Sr.. 1705 NorJa Lcc- Ejection will be Mrs. Grovcr Little. Vhian of pinpointing reason for ihciThurHby. with ibc chance of oc- Ihird straight failure of an lipht snow loday and of proved Atlas snow tonight. missile. At Seminole. ibc icy highways The 52-foot rocket into were blamed for tbc wreck of a V I jthc Atlantic Ocean more than 300'school bus whh 23 children offshore Tuesday -when its'aboard. main sustainer engine shut Billy Rhoadcs. 16. STjffered a throe minutes after head cut and bruises minutes before it was supposed to.1 in the accident. None of the oth- Tbe pnrv'kyus E fail- cr students or the bus driver. cres traced to a faultv Milfer. 50. were hurt. draulic in the engine. i The Hard Way InxL RcsseH Mrs. Howard Mankins. jFarris was out walking in the Mrs- Alton Mrs. Ralph j woods he saw a Mrs. Mrs- jFarris threw up bis left hand in G. Kelry. Mrs- K. E. Duck- protection and fired his caliber Tbe accident occurred the bus was turning off a highway onto a near the schorl's farm. The 5iix3cnts got out of bus the rear door and were taken to the school Mrs. A- Mrs. W. N. and D. Francis. Vriih his right. The passed through his hand aod kill- the w Schools in Seminole and Sca- graves were recessed dav. but other schools over COLD WAVE Page 2 F I ;