Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 7, 1962, Abilene, Texas
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81ST YEAR, NO. 294
ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1962—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
Associated Press (/P)
Estes Associate Goes Bankrupt
LUBBOCK, Tex. (AP) -Cole-man McSpadden, charged in the widening Billie Sol Estes fraud case, went bankrupt Friday.
He filed a petition with federal bankruptcy referee Frank R. Murray. But McSpadden refused to list his assets and liabilities, declaring such a list might t>e used against him in criminal proceedings.
His assets are estimated at $3 million and his debts at $4 million, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal said.
A new mystery arose at El Paso in the death of George Kruti-lek, a bookkeeper who worked on aome of the Estes accounts.
Related Story on Pg. 3-A
Midland's Play Wins In 2-AAAA
Midland High School won first place in the one-act play competition Friday night, opening event in the two-day District 2-AAAA University Interscholastic League Spring Meet in Abilene Cooper High School’s play placed second with Abilene High School ending in a tie for third place with Odessa.
Abilene High and Cooper High together took four of the six best actor and actress
Late Friday night, it was announced in El Paso that the county pathologist determined that George Krutilek died of a heart attack after apparently preparing for suicide.
Krutilek was a bookkeeper who handled several accounts connected with the Estes case. His body was found in his car Wednesday northeast of Clint. A hose had been connected to the exhaust pipe through a rear window.
Police said they also found empty sleeping pill bottles in the automobile.
However, Dr. Frederick Born-stein, the county pathologist, ad vised Sheriff Bob Bailey of El Paso County that Krutilek died of coronary thrombosis. Bornstein said there was no sign of violence.!
Bailey said the end of the plastic hose inserted in the exhaust pipe melted and fell out. The car ignition was on and the gas tank empty when discovered by a rancher.
Krutilek had been questioned! by authorities in connection with his hooks for a number of West Texas farmers involved in the Estes operations.
Soviets Pul New Sputnik Into Orbit
MOSCOW (AP)—-The Soviet Un lion announced Friday night that it has put another Sputnik into ¡space—the second in three weeks —and that it is orbiting the earth ¡close to its calculated path.
An announcement by the official news agency Tass listed the tasks of instruments aboard, but said nothing about a cosmonaut, indicating the new satellite was unmanned.
The vehicle, named Cosmos IT, followed Cosmos I, launched
March 16. and apparently was in a .similar plane. The two launch
cv, ft o i a v ♦ i-ir I.«*; in«s iollowed a lon* ^ S®’
Mietm Bailey saio ixrntiie* last Ry the aSvSOCIATEP PRESS idle. Near Uvalde, a thunderstorm svjet inactivity in space, so far as
was seen coming out of his office Heavy snow fen ¡n the Pan-1 with high winds and driving rain ¡s known,
m Fabens late Monday. The■de- handle Friday as a spring north- moved in on Rio Frio j Tass said cosmos II passed,
composed condition of the body ef whistiec| ^ through Texas. Light rain fell at San Angelo. oyer New York at 9;i5 a.m. East-
^ diffll^r ST klcking up thu,wlersW>rms a™1 Wink> Midland. Dalhart and Ama standard Time, and over Los
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AMONG THE MISSING — Mike Freeman, 37, underwater photographer and owner of a skin diving equipment store in Washington, D. C., is among the seven missing American treasure hunters reportedly being held in Cuba. (AP Wirephoto)
Panhandle Is Hit By Heavy Snows
TREASURE HUNTERS SOUGHT — The fate of seven missing American treasure hunters who departed from Pompana Beach, Fla., 1, Saturday night, remained a mystery Friday night. The group is overdue at Kingston, Jamaica, 2. The Cuban government claimed it had arrested seven North American citizens who “belonged to the so-called frogmen,” off the coast of Oriente Province, 3, Thursday morning. (AP Wirephoto Map)
..... . Angeles at 10:27 a.m.,
awards of Amarillo and Fuel Alexander Very heavy snow mib largei Pa»?!J? blowinS dust that |making an orbit every 102.5 min--
awaruïL oi Amarmo ana nuei Aitxanoer at about 1 c**t visibility to four miles.
Floyd Girt/, and Bill Thornton of 0f Amarillo were indicted Thurs »t Dumas 47 miles north of Strong north winds pushed the a , .. tf* ■ I ■»
AHS shared “best actor“ honors day by an El Paso federal Z temperatures into the low 40s by! » >« the earth at a dis- V^UaqI | mcfgg
early afternoon a. AmarUlo and tanc* of 975 miles at its apogee. I^VIIUUI ■ I U3ICV
with Woody Gyn of Midland High, jury in what the jury said was a
Amarillo. The temperature was 34
Pat Workman and Ginger Miles.! $24 million fraud plot. degrees 2 above treezmg. A brisk
both of Cooper High, shared the. The indictment listed nine fi 25 mlle wirKi out oi tbe top actress honor with Gayle Guf nanee companies based from lbe snow alon8* making \ism . > fy of Odessa High. coast to coast as being bilked by :P°°r
Other literary events will bo the four men through issuance of The snow fell at Dumas for held Saturday, mostly at AHS. ¡morigageg secured by anhydrous about an hour and then turned
Dalhart. Winds gusted up to 40;or greatest stance. ■■¡»»I miles. At Lubbock the winds were miles at its perigee, out of the north-northwest at 38 distance, and! is inia |p |
grees from the earth s equator.
but shorthand and typing will
be held at Cooper. Winners will
ammonia fertilizer tanks
which into light rain.
¡never existed. stuck to fence posts .. e
be announced Saturday afternoon, McSpaddcn earlier had offered mobiles but melted when it hit
miles an hour.
Nearly all Texas skies were
Its short-wave transmitter, the; announcement said, is operating!
Contested school board races ini
Voting Map. Pg. 9-A
da mm m*r>nrvrir<. a scor® of West Tedas communi-, state was unseasonably cool and on 20 005 and 90 0225 megacycle.. ;ncludinc Abilene will beset-
southern half generally was and data received so far indicates -t.ut mg ^ ie|- Fair Park: H D. Cumby. Wood
•aid Abilene High Principal Es- ((> ^ hjj nUn|ivc assets ovor the ground.
coe Webb, director general of the meet Athletic events will be held Saturday. See Pg. 6-A. 8-A.
Midland High’s production of •The Taming of the Shrew” was directed by Verna Harris. George Sorenson directed Cooper High's "The Miracle Worker.’’ Ernest Sublett of Abilene High School directed the production of “J.B ” which tied for third place with Odessa High’s production of "Saint Joan,” directed by Lee Holloway.
Judges for the play competition Included Dr. Lewis Fulks of Abilene Christian College, Dr. Tom Abbott of Baylor and Dr. Alex Reeve of Howard Payne.
Obituort«» ...........* . S
Sports ........ 6-8
Oil nows 10
Bridgo .......... 7
Church nows .........7
Women's nows.......... 3
id ir oriels ...... 4
Amusements .......... 5
Comics ...........6, 7
Rodio-TV logs ......... 10
TV Scout ........... 10
Form news, merkets 11
to the lending companies but no¡ Welcome moisture spread over action was taken, one of the fi wide areas of the state, but nance company representatives amounts of ram generally were said. ! small. Showers, heaviest from the
The bankruptcy petition states Pecos Valley southeastward, were! that McSpadden did not list his; due to spread during the evening assets and liabilities because of ¡as the colder air tumbled down fear they ‘‘might tend to incrimi from the northwest, nate him or be used against him A wide stnp 0f Southwest and in any way in any criminal proSouth Central Texas was under ceeding.” a severe thunderstorm forecast
E H. Nelson. McSpadden’« at- for 6 bours ending at 6 p.m. The torney, said he will take the re- 12q mde belt was centered along
ceiver to all of McSpadden s hold- a jine from Victoria to a point coUtfe sophomore was killed andr i‘T _ ..frnnvnhprp tap. introduce him In -he m» M mJes ea5t of Fort Stockton ^ injured Thursda>. night m:«rth s atmosph*^
foMMXt Mtioa I San 'ni0.n'0, ' “ lona. New !a Bosque County traffic accident,'
the next action. ‘Braunfels, San Marcos, Seguin,
McSpadden owns grain storage and fertilizer operations in Lub*
ACC Man's Wife Dies In Smashup
The wife of an Abilene Christian
all systems are functioning normally.
A communique gave no information on the weight or shape of
the latest satellite.
One of the objectives of the new
Sputnik, Tass said, is to check and improve “elements of space vehicle construction.”
Other objectives listed were the investigation of radio transmis-
tled Saturday, election day, . _ » „ ...
. son; 0. J. Hamilton. AHS gym, Eight candidates are seeking and j E Kreeman (ir, Matl0„
three trustee positions carrying
six-year terms on the Abilene
Board oi Education.
Seeking Place 4 are Glen Mich-
While voters in most communities will cast ballots strictly for school board candidates, Winters patrons will vote either for against adoption of provisions in a state measure commonly known as Sen ate Bill 116. The statute gives school board trustees authority to raise or lower taxes within «et
bock, Hereford. Lariat. Muleshoe. Lazhuddie, FTiona, Earth, Hub and New Deal.
Represent at ives of lending companies meeting here this week to discuss their next moves broke up their sessions Thursday without any publicly announced action.
Estes, 37, called the world’s king of anhydrous ammonia dis tribution and No. 1 grain storage operator in Texas, already faces about $9 million in suits as a result of his mortgage operations.
¡He abOmt fcepotter~J5eu«i
check list fur jour Sunday reading pleasure
Go to Ranger \\ ith Us!
Staff Writer Norman Fhher take* u* on a vUit lo Ranker in Sunday’* Rrporter-New*. In picture* and *toriea he tell* u* *hat the Ka*tland county city i* doing in government, •choola, and civic accomplishment*.
k Teenager» ami the Movies
High »chool Múdenla from Ahílen« *nd (ooper hi»h* give their view* on "Movie* and t en*or*hip in the Sunday Women’i Section ... the first of a aerie* of interview* with Abilene teenager*.
k Nurses Convention
Ahilene will welcome 800 graduate and Mudent ntir»e* next week for *tate convention* of the two organiietion*. Plan* for the program and *ocial event* will he announced Sunday on the cover page of the Women’* Section.
k Encouraging Reading
An Ahilenian who i* encouraging «tudent* to develop and enjoy — the “reading habit” will he featured in a profile Sunday.
k THDA Meeting
Speaker* and program for the Dirtrict VII. 'leva* Home Demonstration V»»o<iation, meeting in Vhilene Thursday will he announced in The Women’* Se» lion . . . and »piing bring* bathing faahion picture* for *oon-lo*be-warm May.
plus lots of track, baseball, golf • • •
Gonzales. B e e v i 11 e, Hondo.!» wa* Earned here Friday.
Uvalde, Kerrville. Junction and Killed was Mrs. Michael Smith-1 Fredericksburg all were in the son, 20. She and her husband lived)
zone which the weather bureau; ^ Barracks 9 on the ACC campus j
said was threatened wi,b Smithson, who was driving the1
severe thunderstorms with largt wben it struck a parked and hail and strong gusty winds, loaded grain truck, was taken to Right at the fringe of the areaia hospital at Meridian and later were Austin, Corpus Christi, San|was transferred to a Waco hos-Angelo ami Del Rio. ipital. He was reported in satisfac-
Even before the severe thun- tory condition Friday night, derstorm forecast was issued,; The Smithsons moved from thunderstorms were booming in Waco to Abilene about 15 months the Big Spring area of West ai»0t according to a campus|ing Texas. Several south plains areas spokesman. Smithson is majoring were pounded by destructive hail in agriculture, before dawn. Highway Patrolman J imes A.
Thunderstorms were in prog- Wright, who investigated the ress by early afternoon at June-,crash, said it happened about and at Childress, at the 8:30 p.m. near Iredell on State
el, independent oilman; Keith Wells, a petroleum geologist, and
attorney James Weeks.
Place 5 candidates are Elbert Hall, real estate and insurance ex- ____
around tb( ^cuUV€; ,lim MlilerTJUi“-¡n^urance boundaries as the situation
sion radiation belts arouno we firm partneI% and isabel Arauza. aulrp^
earth, and the magnetic field of asgjstant manager of a finance
the earth and the distribution andjcompany
formation of cloud systems in the Mrs ¿lau(J McAden a 1961
school board appointee, is opposed in the Place 6 race by Raymond Soloski, engineer for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. The name of a third candidate, Conner EIU*.|£3> ‘ who withdrew from contention,!d*> nisht 40-45
New Rains Pelt Area
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU Wtsthrr map. pagr S-A»
ABU.ENE AND VICINITY <radius 40
• i, . K-,11 a! 1 NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND
will not appear on tne ballot | northeastern texas p*rti» cloud»
Retiring board members John Hutchison in Place 4 Floyd Childs in Place 5.
The new trustees will be sworn
in Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the.aw 55 to 0 public schools administration temperatures
The five Abilene polling places, to be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p m.,
southeast corner of the Panhan*I Highway 6.
Ecuador Revolution Attack Is Launched
Those April showers have come our way, and farmers are mighty happy about it.
For the third consecutive day small amounts of rainfall continued to saturate the moistened __ _
oarth just at the time the Piow* jwin be located in thy county court-season was under way. roorn at the Taylor County Court ! The rains varied from a half ^ouse; Fair Park Recreation inch at Munday and Rule to Building; Woodson Elementary a trace m Abilene. However »t school, 520 N. 9th St.; Abilene started raining again in Abilene School gym, and the N. 16th late Friday night. an(j Orange Sts. fire station
Max Durrett, weather bureau Election judges will be Sid E, technician at Abilene’s Municipal pass, courthouse; L. R. Lapham, Airport, said the same cold front that surprised Amarillo with heavy snowfall early Friday dropped temperatures in the Abilene area only four degrees as the ¡leading edge passed over Abilene ¡about 9 pm.
The heavy cloud cover, expect
are 1 Saturday through Swrniay. A little cooler j moat **ctl«n* Saturday night Warmer
and Sunday Efifh Satuday V5 to 0.
NORTHWESTERN TEXAS: Partly
cloudy Saturday through Sunday. A little warmer moat sections Saturday and Satur day mght. Warmer Sunday High Satwr-
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High pm *1 and 49.
High and lew same date ¡aat year: •0 and 41. ,
Sunaet laat night: T:08; »unrtae today f 30. sun*et tomghl: 7 03 Barometer reading at 9 pm : I* 77 Humidity it J pm,: M per ceat
Cuban-Held Group Said Innocent
WASHINGTON (AP^ - «ev« U.S. skindivers arrested k Cuba were described by Secretary of State Dean Rusk Friday night as innocent treasure-hunters, seeking the sunken riches of the Spanish Main.
Rusk said the State Department expects to get them released.
But a Havana television commentator said the seven may ha treated as invaders by Prime Min. ister Fidel Castro’s regime.
The State Department said it was asking Switzerland to check on the seven men and arrange for their return to the United States. The Swiss have handled U.S. relations with Cuba since this country severed diplomatic ties with the Castro regime.
Rusk told a news conference ia Baton Rouge, La., that the department is moving promptly to obtain release of the seven, and does not expect any difficulty.
He said the captured men wer# on a sports voyage to Jamaica to explore for treasure. Rusk was in Baton Rouge for the inauguration of Dr. John A. Hunter Jr. as president of Louisiana Stat* University.
He went straight from the airport to the news conference and identified the seven as innocent adventurers.
Havana radio announced arrest of the seven men off the north coast of Orients Province Thursday morning. But they were not identified in broadcasts monitored at Key West, Fla.
Speculation had mounted that the seven were missing .American treasure hunters sought by the Coast Guard. They were cruising the Caribbean on an undersea hunt for sunken treasure ship«. Relatives of the missing men speculated they might have drifted into Cuban waters if their boat broke down Marion Kuchilan, a semiofficial Havana television commentator, labeled the seven men invaders, and said their presence was not surprising in view of U.S. jungle maneuvers in Panama and anti-Castro exile activities in Guatemala.
The Havana broadcasts were monitored at The Associated Press listening post in Key West.
The Coast Guard said Friday night it has called off the search for the missing Americans, which had been continued after the Cuban broadcast because the men arrested were not identified.
Search was discontinued pending further developments, the Coast Guard said.
QUITO. Ecuador (AP —A youth| in
ed to produce some light showers The insurgents were described overnight Friday, probably will organization tramed in Casiro-las n,embers of the proiastrojtave of W«t OMtral
alyle revolution has launched an llevoiutionaiy I nion >1 Ecuadori- ^ oyfr E) Paso fK.
uprising against President < arlos an 'touth. Pari of the membei- ?refne West Texas were clear Arosemena’s regime in north-cen ship has received military and Friday mght. trai Eeuador, the government guerrilla training in Cuba, in- — "am"ZZ~
said Friday. formant* uid. WHERE IT RAINED
The armed forces declared a Interior Minister Alfr«!o A*| fIIIU4»-ll MMW1MF state of etm-rfi.wy in the an a- hu.noz declined to give any de- —
Republicans Plan 16-Hour Gabfest on Senate Floor
By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST (througth with their plans, it will speaking m large numbers a!-WASHINGTON (AP)—A 16-hour be the nearest thing the House chough several of them will re-
s punchfest scheduled by 16 Repub- has had to a filibuster in many ¡main on hand at all tim«s to look
lican members may keep the House in all night session next Wednesday.
There will be no legislative bus» muss on tap. The GOP brigade
Santo Domingo de los Colorados —and rushed in reinforcements to combat the revolt.
Newspaper reports said at least one soldier has been killed and several persons were wounded.
Authorities said the area has been in “an abnormal situation’
year* after their party's
In order to assure some »em ¡perhaps, engage in some beck-
blance of an audience, they may j ling,
force a large attendance from The 16 GOP orators have retime to time by making points of cetved permission to speak for 60
¡has indicated it intends lo discuss »« ‘luonun. When such a point »¡mm«« each, on »»Wt *>**•;
what II regards as shortcomings made and the presiding officer They are Reps hred Schwengel
traceiuf the Kennedy administration injcaD't count a majority «, U» «T of Iowa James B
mainly io the fieldslmerobers on hand, a roll call ii|forma. John
tails of the fighting or to com ABILENE ment on unconfirmed reports ofj Municipal Airport
similar uprisings in the Quevedo Total for Year ........... I'^imany areas, ... , _
area in weal-central Ecuador. I Normal tar Year ........ 3 IB ( ^ a„d fj^ proce. automatic unless the House do- Vork. Charles S
DYESS AFB ...... * cidus to adjourn. ¡forma, John H
The diplomatic break with Cuba BAUJNCER was forced by the Fcuadorean< . . riTv
army, which also pressured t Arosemena into reorganizing his i ^fuERS
Utt of Cali-PiUion of New Guhaer of CaU* Roussdot of Cali-
Cabinet and shedding left-leaning
24 The project has been dubbed Democrats have
“Operation Spring Thaw” by Re- plan to bt,yeot
*03 publican strategists who hope it
will help dramatize the GOP To Visit Capitol
since the government broke dip- |K»>,nd nn maior iKsues
llomatie relations with Prime Mm- Ponies. MUNDAY .......4h out the! vifnna Austria
isu r Fidel Castro s Cuban regime Following the action. Castro ifi ROCHESTER ..... .33 intend to thaw out un VIENNA, Austr«
ister ridel Castro* tuban t.Uba called Aroseme«.« a drunken;r()TaN ..........20 «now job the Kennedy admuiiHcellor Alfons Gorbach has been
coward and predicted a fate iorjRULE ...... .45
him worse than that of deposed,s.NYDER ..........15
Argentine President Arturo F run* SWEETWATER ........ » .30
dial, who has been imprisoned. I WESTBROOK ....... .30
(Rated they forma, John M. Ashbrook of Ohio, the ail-night Donald C. Bruce of Indiana Craig
............. — Hosmer of California, J Arthur
! Younger of California. William S. VlaiUiard oi CaUforma, Thomas ,Ap> ^Chan- M PeUy 01 Washington, Steven B.
and with Communist Poland and Czechoslovakia four days ago.
Santo Domingo de ios Colorados, 48 miles west of Quito, is m the jungle-clad Andean foothills.
tration has been doing on the pub- invited by President Kennedy to lie over the winter,” one of the reme to Washington May 3 and program originators said. has accepted, the chancellory au-
lf the scheduled speakers ge'nounced Friday.
Perouwan of New York. Geor^r Meader of Michigan, Henry C. Schadeberg of Wisconsin, Bob Wilson of California and ftmk J. Becker of New York.