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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1962, Abilene, Texas Ibflene MOKNJISiu WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD fj-jjfr V AC IT fi96T OT evxii evnva 3AV 3103 9908 X8 03 S31V8 3DIAH3S W1UOH3IH 81ST YEAR, NO. 291 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 4, 1962 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Aitociattd Pron PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duff) Salvation Army Maj. James Anderson was having his car serviced one afternoon last win- ter when he saw inside the sta- tion a fellow, obviously a down- oii-his-luck transient, thumbing a telephone book. "Ah, he's hunting the address of the Salvation Ander- son thought. So when the fel- low walked away the major drove up beside him and called, "Can I take you to the Sal- vation the man replied. "I'll go there about (suppertime everywhere for the "I've got a couple of Cath- lic churches to make first." He did. Anderson, in the meantime, phoned a warning that a "church bum" was on the prowl. And when the man showed up at the Army's S. 6th and Chestnut plant and found oul who Anderson was he was sn "insulted" he wouldn't take the free food and lodging.) That experience typifies a problem and the beginnings of a solution. Churches, particularly down- town churches, are plagued with the problem of the profes- sional panhandler. How to sep- arate him from the genuinely needy? With its location and its good reputation Abilene is, Maj. Anderson says, a prime target for the professional beg- gar. Time wa? when an ener- getic bum could make or what-have-you a day going from church to church of course, a "member" of what- ever church it was hitting for a handout. Now, however, a simple lit- tle plan is cutting down on the rackets. Maj. Anderson initiated the "referral plan" among churches of the city. Many churches, of all faiths and sizes, have joined it The cooperating churches re- fer all transients to the Salva- tion Army. The genuinely needy will go there and the Army provides food and lodging, clothing, counseling. It contacts relatives of the needy and in general helps those in want to help themselves. The bum doesn't take to the referral plan. He often doesn't show up at Salvation Army. The church has saved its char- ity money for worthy causes and the panhandler moves on to panhandle elsewhere. The referral plan is not new to Maj. Anderson. He tried it 2-1 years ago when he was in Plainvicw on his first appoint- ment for the Corps. And it seems to be working well in Abilene as it did then. Just before Christmas Maj. An- derson surveyed local ministe- rial opinion and the response was overwhelmingly in favor of the plan. In his long work with the needy Maj. Anderson has had some heart warming expe- riences. And he has had some ones. Last year here in Abilene a family came with a telegram which read: "Come at once. Mother can't last. Heart at- tack." They wanted help and, Ander- son says, "that got us 'right here.'" So, Anderson put in a phone call to the town from whence cometh the "telegram." The al- leged patient was not known to any hospital or to any doctor. The "home" address was a va- csnt lot. The "grieving" family got no help. But they wanted their telegram back. It might work at the next town. Maj. Anderson has some ad- vice for churches and for in- dividuals contacted by beggars. Don't give cash. Do offer work. he says, "is often a maijic word." And he would like for the referral plan to be expanded to other churches and to private business. (Salvation Army, he points out, is in United Fund.) The idea Is to care for the needy hut not waste money on the panhandlers. U. S. DEPAKTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU rtflesl Considerable cloudiness with chance for scattered light showers Vednesday and Wednesday night. Partly cloudv and mild Thursday. High Wed- nesday 70 to 75, low Wednesday night 50 to 55, hiKh Thursday in the 70s. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Mostly cloudy Wednesday and Wednesday night. 'artly cloudy Thursday possible scattered showers northeast Wednesday afternoon and nisht. A little warmer Wednesday and Vi-dnesday night. Turning cooler norths St Thursday. High Wednesday 68- NORTIiWEST TEXAS: Mostly cloudy Wednesday. Partly cloudy Wednesday light and Thursday. Possible scattered showers northern Panhandle Wednesday iltcrnoon. No important temperature Bonds Okayed; Kirk, Kaerwer Win Estes Turns Over Farms to Concern PECOS Sol Estes announced Tuesday he is turning over to Anderson Clayton Co., world wide cotton firm, the super- vision of his may be worth as much as million. Depuy Bateman Jr., executive vice president of Anderson Clay- ton, said at Houston "it is cus- tomary for the financing agency to take over when a situation arises in which a man is not in a position to finish crop." Bateman emphasized that his company has nothing to do with Estes' other operations. He said his firm only financed Estes' cotton crop as it does for many other cotton farmers in West Tex- as, Arizona and New Mexico. WEATHER TKMI'ERATURES fi-oo 52............ 5f 54 57 59......... HiEh and low (or 24-hours ending 9 .m.: 60 and 45. High and low same date last year: -3 and Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset tcniRht: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.31. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 81 per cent. See related story, Pg. 1-B Winters, Haskell Have Record Vote Hints circulated that the West Texas financier, his empire jolted by federal criminal charges and civil suits, is planning other dras- tic actions to pull his finances together. He says he has debts of million and assets of million. Meanwhile, a federal grand jury in El Paso began its much- heralded probe into Justice De- partment charges of conspiracy and transportation of fraudulent mortgages to California brought against Estes and three asso- ciates. Estes went free on from a half million and immediately re- turned to his Pecos base of operations. The 37-year-old, once named one of the "Top 10 young men" of the nation by the Junior Cham- ber of Commerce, went into night-and-day conferences with business associates. His announcement about the farms was made through Preston Hawks, vice president of The Pecos Daily News, which Estes owns. The financier said he sent the following telegram to all his creditors: Anderson Clayton and Co. (Houston) has offered and I have consented to turn over to it effec- tive today supervision and control of present and future crop opera- tions which they have the right to have under existing financing agreements filed for record." Just how much farm land Estes owns is subject to speculation. One record shows that he owns ___.......... nearly acres himself, ccamch candidates Perk Unexpected opposition candidates, ins'wife and father among A Latin American couple were swept into office by a 2 to out of the Impact City margin Tuesday despite a con- j Hall voting place when Mayor ccntrated vote for an "anti-Perk- i Perkins snatched one of the con- ins" ticket. jtroversial lists from them as Perkins was a write-in attempted to copy the date. No name was on the ballot for mayor. To say that the Impact city election was not without contro- IMPACT CONTROVERSY BREWS Election Judge Mrs. Maurene Baird, stand- ing at right, tells Mrs. Jimmie Lorenz, driver of the car, that no loitering is allowed within 50 feet of the polling place at Impact Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Lorenz had complained moments before that two passengers in the back seat of her car had been refused the right to vote because they attempted to use prepared lists. The other passenger in the front seat of the car is Mrs. Felix Resales Villa. (Staff pho- to by Henry Wolff Jr.) NOT WITHOUT RUCKUS Perkins, et Win at Impact By LANE TALBUKT Reporter-News Staff Writer nnmes of the write-in slate from a piece of paper onto (he ballot, and Impact Mayor Dallas voter used a rubber and a pro-administration slate containing the names of the _. r _ _ Sec ESTES, Pg. 3-A, Cols. 4, 5 Record turn-outs at Winters and laskell and a near record vote otal at Sweetwater highlighted ?ity election returns in Central Vest Texas Tuesday night as area trooped to the polls to select mayors and city commis- ioners and, in some instances, to )allol on other local issues. Razor-thin margins placed Wes Hays, J. W. Bahlman and Dick Thomas on the Winters City Coun- :il to climax a torrid campaign linging around city taxes and iVest Texas Utilities' franchise to perate in the town. A record-smashing 839 Winters cast ballots in the city elec- ion. The winning trio had been >ndorsed by the current Winters :ity administration. At Haskell a "straw vote" on he Miller Creek water project ound 808 citizens favoring the -ity's leaving the program and 482 jpposing rejection. The vote on the Miller Creek project was designed merely to ample public opinion. Results in effect backed the present city administration, which has been ighting the North Central Texas Municipal Water Authority. A record 1.321 Haskell voters ilso returned Mayor J. E. Wali- ng Jr. and Aldermen Raymond Election News, Pp. 6. 7A Davis, R. L. Slephenson and Otho Nanny to office. Sweetwater's u n e x pectedly heavy vote, with ballots cast, carried two new city commission- ers into office. Bill Mnthews and Ira Gregory defeated incumbents Richard Zimpfer and Hal Elz, re- spectively. A quiet campaign had indicated a light turnout to most observers. A paving bond issue was approved Tuesday by Stamford voters, with 261 favoring the proj- ect and 118 against. Three Stam- were re-elected in ligTit voting. They are R. H. Hammer. L. E. Million Jr. and Carl Swenson. Mayor Cyrus B. Frost Jr. of Eastland lost by a whisker his bid for a third two-year term on the city commission. Newcomers Don Pierson and Virgil Seaberry Jr. captured the two vacancies. Coleman also got a new mayor when Foster Miller was elected without opposition to succeed Wil- liam 0. Leach, who is retiring. Joe C. Stevens and Dr. Arthur 0. Brink won the two council posi- tions. Wilson Hits Daniel Deal Collector Nomed WASHINGTON The Senate confirmed by voice vote Tuesday President Kennedy's ap- pointment of Raymond H. Dwi- gans as collector of customs at CI Paso, Tex. AUSTIN Gen. Will Wilson said Tuesday night Gov. 'rice Daniel has acquired mil- ion worth of Liberty County prop- erty while serving as a full time niblic official. Daniel said Wilson's statements were "false and distorted" and added: "The truth is my sister, who served 10 years as my legal sec- retary, it employed by me per- sonally to look after my personal property and I have never neg- lected service to attend to private business or used It to enhance my personal Income from any source whatever." Wilson, speaking In a previous- recorded speech carried by 23 Texas television stations, said "Let me make this clear before I proceed. The facts presented to- night arc based upon public rec- ords available to anyone. "I do not accuse Governor Dan- iel of unlawful activity, but I do believe these facts raise a serious question of a conflict of interest between his persona] affairs and your public affairs. Wilson said he thought the gov- ernor's office would be n full-time job. "The people deserve the gov- ernor's undivided attention the governor's full, fighting energy. WILSON, Pg. Cols. I, I lots were voided and not put in the election boxes. Election Judge Mrs. Maurene Baird said Perkins versy would be a mild under- statement. Election officials threw out three of the 41 ballots cast on the grounds that the ballots were "mutilated" under Texas elec- tion laws. Judges said two persons unsuc- cessfully attempted to copy the intervened when the man and wife refused to surrender their lists before voting. Still another Latin Ameri- Judge Rules N.O. Schools To Integrate NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) One week after the Catholic Church ordered its schools deseg- regated, a federal judge threw open to Negroes the first six grades of all New Orleans public schools Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge J. Skelly Wright made his order ef- fect-ve at the beginning of school next fall, the same as the order March 27 by Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel applying to all Catholic elementary and secon tbry schools, grades one through 12. In speeding total desegregation in New Orleans public schools, Judge Wright threw out Louisi- ana's pupil placement law under which only 12 Negro children attend mtegregated schools. The law copied from pupil placement laws in other Southern been considered the base on which Louisianans might keep integration to a token trickle. Almost to the minute with Judge Wright's order, Mrs. B. J. Galliot Jr., a Catholic segregation lender who says she has been threatened with excommunication by Archbishop Rummel, said she had been granted an interview with the archbishop, probably this week. Mrs. Gaillot, head of Save pur Nation, Inc., a seKrcpatio group, said she would be allowed to lake two witnesses with her the interview, Iwth of which must be approved by the archbishop. "And that'fl not Mn. Gail lot MM. jean man. who claimed he could not read or write English, stalked out without voting when told by officials that his wife, who did understand English, could not write in the names for him. All three Spanish-speaking per- sons insisted that they could le- gally use a rubber stamp or a list to indicate their choice, claiming that the Texas Attorney General's office had approved such a prac- tice for illiterates. Several other persons came to the poll with their lists which they left with election officials be- fore taking a ballot. That a few persons could not remember the exact order of the write-in candidates for the five al- dermen places was evident in the final tally. Results in each race were as fol- lows with the name of the candi- date who had filed for the post listed first: Mayor Perkins. 27; Kenneth McCullough, 11. (Neither Perkins nor MeCullough had filed in this instance.) Alderman, Place 1 J. ers 24; P. D. Bishop, 9; W. T. Cowart, 2, and Henry Thompson, 1. Place 2 Jolly Adams, 27, Thompson, 9; Bishop, 1. Place 3 D. Ashworth, 27; Sec IMPACT, Pg. 3-A, Col. 1 DAILMPHUUM NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituoriei 2 Sporti 4, 5 Oil rwwi 8 SECTION B Amusement! 2 Women's news 3 Editorials 4 Comics 5 Farm news, markets 9 Radio, TV logs 9 Light Vole Is Counted By BILL McADA Reporter-News Staff Writer A relatively small turnout of city voters went to the polls Tues- day to elect Truman P. Kirk and George Kaerwer to city commis- sion seats and give overwhelming support to a million bond is- sue for a new sewer treatment plant. Only voters cast ballots by :he time the polls closed at 7 p.m. City Hall observers had speculat- ed that as many as half of the estimated qualified city vot- ers would ballot in the election. Kirk, a former assistant city at- torney who grew up in Abilene, was in a nip and tuck race with his two opponents through the vote tabulation, finally beating out his closest threat by only 179 votes. Unofficial figures gave Kirk the lead in six of the city's 10 boxes. Until the last box came in, ballot- heavy Precincts 12 and 14 (Har- din Simmons University Kirk led by a scant 21 votes. In this southside seat race, Kirk posted votes against heavy equipment dealer John Treanor's The third man in this race, oilman Herb Johnson, received votes, only 465 less than the victor. Kirk, who resigned his city legal job, to open, a private office and jump into politics, said late Tues- day he is "very pleased with the outcome" of the race. He said he includes his two op- TRUMAN p. KIRK winner by voice ponents "among my many new denee friends." He called them "fine gentlemen I have learned to re- spect." wv.v, He issued a thanks to the voters TV Scour 9 'who supported him in his cam- GEORGE KAERWER 864-vote margin paign and said he "will strive to, merit your trust and confi- 'I will continue to work for a better he said. In the race for the northside See VOTE, Pg. 3-A, Col. 3 HOW ABILENE VOTED Place 2 -a u: Place 4 cS Sewer Bonds Butternut Fire Station Fair Park Boy Scout Headquarters Rehabilitation Center Health Unit Central Fire Station School ACC Fire Station N. 10th Fire Station H-SU Dorm Totals 1291 2421 120 3711 43611 16S 249i 3291 291J 131 247J 1951 3'JOj 185] 174[ 461 2231 57[ 3491 j 142 1411 Astronauts Turn Down Gift Homes See related picture, Pg. 2-B By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY WASHINGTON (AP) The seven U.S. astronauts decided Tuesday not to accept spanking new gift homes in Hous- ton, Tex., after all. Their attorney, C. Leo DeOrsey had decided it would be perfectly all right for the men to accept the homes, plus furnishings, al- though he said he had consulted only one of the seven about the Taylor County Deputy Sheriff Ray raid the following Sunday (March Trammell about a rumor of a pay- off to the Taylor County Sheriff's office. questions were raised offer. Some about the propriety of the gifts, however, and the seven spacemen announced through the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- tration that they were declining. The NASA statement said the astronauts believe the offer by the Houston Homebuilders Asso- ciation was made in good faith, but it added: "They now feel, however, that the motives of the people who made the offer and their accept ance might be misunderstood." NASA is building a ISO-million manned flight center ot Houston and the astronauts art expected to move there thin sum- mr. They mpresNd 'to the people of Houston for their wonderful heoptUlHjr Ranger Denies Talk of Payoff By WILBERT WIGGS Reporter-New Staff Writer Texas Ranger Gene Graves flat- attributed to him by Trammell. The ex-deputy said the statement came oiit when Graves contacted ly denied Tuesday afternoon that him two weeks ago and purported- he ever said anything to former ly asked Trammell to help with a Trammell told Graves asked that the planned Trammell had made the state- raid not be mentioned in tbe sher- ment before the Taylor County Commissioners Court Tuesday morning that Graves had told him a man had said "the sheriff's de- partment had been paid off." Trammell dropped the bomb- shell into an otherwise uneventful commission meeting. He said his Friday by Sheriff Woodard. appearance before the court was appearance before the Comtnis- iff's office because of a report from a third party (unnamed) that, "the sheriff's office had been paid off in (Graves) couldn't take prompted by his wanting the peo- ple to know he wasn't discharged for anything that might have been uncovered at the recent 104th Dis- trict Court grand jury investiga- tion. Tuesday afternoon, Graves not only denied having made the state- ment but also said he wasn't go- ing to be "mixed up In their "You're not doing to get me mixed up in their fuss over Graves told the Reporter- NewjJa a telephone interview. "I have a lot of respect for both of them (Trammell and Sheriff J. D. 1 worked with Ray most of the thm 1 came over thin." HMtlMMV rrAVOI fUpM! IVikl Trammell was sioners Court apparently had not been expected. Sheriff Woodard later denied to j reporter there was any basis for the alleged accusation. He said Graves talked with him about raid and was given a pledge that Wocdard and-or any of hij men "would be glad to help." The planned raid was to hm taken place March 25, to stetements by Trammeil Woodard. The sheriff later closed the raid was to have os a "chicken dght" Graves said m ratd Asked if one WM officer laughed Tm not going te teB ;