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81ST YEAR, NO. 295
ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 8, 1962-FIFTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS
'Nobody's Going to Get Hurt/ Assures Billie Sol
By KATHARYN DUFF ;If I had let them Stop me I wouldl ll p.m. after a long day of Reporter-News Assklant Fditor 'have quit a long time ago. |closed-door conferences seeking PFX’OS — His fantastic financial I “Nobody’s going to gel hurt,” some solutions to his multi-million-empire was crumbling at>out him he repeated, dollar troubles and he still had be
The final thud of receivership The hrusk self-confidence he dis fore him hours of telephone con-was soon to follow the federa‘played was hardlv reflectchI in Pc saltation.
criminal indictments, the lawsuits cos, a town rocked with rumor?: The fabulous young man from measured in millions which al- of Kstes companies short on pay-ready were beating on his bus! roll cash, of Estes employes al-ness kingdom. ‘ready lobless. of other.s whose jobs
But Billie Sol Estes, taut, were doomed. !
Jumpy, with evps red-rimmed oy Only a fraction of the town is fatigue, still insisted in a private directly involved, but many on the interview he granted The Hepoit sidelines of the Estes crisis tear ei-News late Friday night that’ the cftects of a general collanse “Evei-ything’s intact . . No- of the many-faceted Estes Enlcr-body’s going to get hurt.” *prises will touch many jxHiple .lamu ¿mu viwnc-
A few hours bcdore his lawyet And already there are sips 'to drop thT“Biliie'0
made his request for a receiver tightening is in vogue in sorne^^^
ship official. Estes hinted at a “r^- parts of town. children»—just be^cause .she want-
organization” of his va.st, far-flung The interview Estes agreed toip^j badly. But he*ll not get.
business. was the first he had grptcnl since children with-i
What's ahead for her and her family?
“I can’t be a defeatist. Sol wouldn’t let me t>e,” she said. “But Pm facing facts.”
And her remarks indicate she
telle, has been doubling the last the bulk of it is given over to hectic days as a secretary to the Esteses, helping with phone calls
guest quarters. doesn’t, however, seem to
. guest hmise, desip^ ^^icem Mrs. Estes as much as does
and mail that s pouring m. : Mary Peyton of Pecos, consists of i • > « u v
A second story has been added an enclosed patio with fountain ^
to the original part of the house and furnishings, a grand parlor, projects, expects a drastic change in her and it includes four bedrooms,elegant bprooms, two baths
one each for the four girls. and tw-o dressing rooms and
The parents- bt-droon,. bath and!
dressing room are on the main
floor, near the junior parlor, kit-
?11, we have four now.,.But dining room.
't know how many we wilT _ , , jj j *
Two wings have been added to
Clyde — whose business opera-¡vv ay of life, tions are .so far-flung they cam “How many servants does it alfecl Wall Street — sat restlessly |take to run a house like this?” she for the newspaper questions. His ¡was aske<i. chair was pulled up to the edge of “W^ell a tropical garden - planted in i know how many
one end of his 52 foot-long living hgyg j imagine I’ll go hack to
Close Day Nursery There’s the day nursery, a non-
room. Behind him a monkey, Cheetah, played in a cage.
Mrs, FIstes explained the mon-jkcy: “Sol «family and close!
But no part of it is as elabor-work, hou.sework ” . ate as the guest quarters.
Gr3ciously sh€ offered fi tour Oue, uhich stretches to the cost, * | couldn t live in this, Mrs. of the sprawling home which,»s given over to the 26 by 52 foot; Estes remarked. “It’s nice to stands, as if with arms open, at ro(Mn, a giant, high-ceilingt‘visit.’ but .. the corner of what was once thc^^^^» beamed, with walls of stone,. Noting the magnificent marble
"C u , u ' i i f II profit, state-ligensed nursery for The whole home is lieautifully ^ , ’ ..
furnished and appointed — with children of working mt^hers. It s such luxuries as goldtm hardware in a two-bedroom home near in several baths. theirs which the Esteses gave
the local Church of Christ.
“I’m afraid it will have close.” she said sadly.
old Pecos air base.
“The Negro kindergarten she and her husband helped support may he able to continue—if it
mahogany and glass. Mrs. Flstes fireplace in the guest parlor
decorated this room. One side of smiled, "I’d hale to mess it up^ -Things-ll have to pay their own
Originally, she explained, it was; it opens onto a large paved play |i,y burning wood in it " ;way. We can't give them any
“We’re „ „ .
Insisted. ohtaimxl finally after a long wait.
“I may he up against a brick at Mrs. Estes’ invitation, in the
concern.- he h,.s arrest a week earlier. It was —su^lngme' .?o more rn-|a -j' '^’^'Ideui'^fTluTrw.nTsie
jover an old swimming pool, built.ideur of the guest wing she made, jf,^re’s one thing about a crisis
It was a long evening and ^ t such as theirs, Mrs. Estes said:
It was a long evening ana one friends room and bath for Billie Jr., and' “Pretty soon 1 may be renting
of the F^steses. Mrs. Scott, Es- an office for Billie Sol Sr. But'it.”
wall,” he admitted, “but I've been family home, up again.st a lot of brick walls.
Flstes arrived at his hou.se about
VERY PERSUASIVE — If good looks are not persuasive enough, this pair can resort to other measures. Carole Brennan of Midland High and David Todd Bailey of Abilene High won the (iirl's and Boy's Persuasive Speaking contest at the District 2-AAAA Uni-
I .p.opiio Snrinp Meet here Satur-
of contrasts at the Estes home.
Since it was F'riday, “company night, assorted friends and cousins were visiting the Flstes children Dogs, a cat and the children filled the home with happy sounds to almost drown out the family troubles. A ping-pong game was noisily under way in the va.st living room. Small, blonde girls play-e<l jacks near a telephone that jkefk ringing And through the eve-| ning Mns. Estes, a cairn, patient ■ woman, kept up a running battle trying to sec that Billie Sol Jr.!
<;tayed on his crutches. i
Billie. 8, the only F!stes son, has Perthis disease, his mother explained, and mu.st wear a brace daytime and u.se crutches at night.
Pam, 14. came in from a band concert — she plays flute in the’A DC A VOTING Pecos Junior High band - and, ^ ^ ^
dropped down on a couch to listen | to her father’s interview Jan, 12,1 'was away spending the night with;
,a friend. Dawn. 10. Jcy 5, andl :Billie Jr. and their guests raided’ the refrigerator. j
The children, after a great initial shock, are taking the family crisis well, Mrs. F'stes explained while waiting for her husband.
“That” night, the night F'stes was arrested and placed under half-million dollar bond < later le-duced) was a horrible one, she .says.
No Warning How much w'arning did she have
See ESTES. Pg. 13-A, Col. 4
BIÏJJE SOL ESTES • • . has big smile
Estes Empire Placed
Election Stories, Pg. 12-A
versity Inlerscholastic League Spring Meet here Saturday. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons)
ÁHS Wins UIL
Heavy voting at Roby, Sweetwater and Winters, and a write-in that her hu.sband would be arrest- highlighted;
ed on federal charge” 'school trustee balloting in Central
-Not one rooment! There they;^^,,.^^ Saturday. :
*^^1 had come home and pulled' At Roby. Klection Judce Mrs.;
his shirt off to lie down to rest. I was in our bedroom reading.
Granville Price labeled the total j of 149 ballots a record, while both’
JA.MES WEEKS . . , attorney
MRJS. CI«AUD McADEN • . . housewife
. . . insuranceman
The.se men (a U. S. Marshal '^’i^^ers and Sweetwater had the i force; came to the door and Ho-: strongest turn-out in several yeai s ;mer 'a servanti let them in and; Winters vckers, w’ho also set, icame to call Sol. They followed'records in Tuesday’s city election.! •him on back to the beciroom and marked their ballot* not only tOj Uold Sol to come with them down-i elect two trustees but also ap-jtow n to the marshal’s office. He I proved, 190 to 159, a proposal plac-lasked about bond and told me he’djing the district's financial opera-
(be hack as soon as he made it” tions under Article 2784-e l of ben-
Abilene High Si'hool took five’Ann Griffith and Jeanne F'siran. Estes didn t tell the chil- ale Bill 116. Jayton al;^» voted ap-
firsl place-, and enough -econds Abilene High placed second in dren their father had been ar-and thirds to win the Literary both debate events with a ..... u i »
r«fard truphy at the Detect ^-'team of fra.« H. Ouudcum and hou.h. I. d «me h,.-k I.-
AAAA University Inlcrscholastic Ronnie E Morns and a gulf lacague Spring Meet here S.ituiof I.inda M. Dc.iiiel and Judi Ma-day. Toiie
Tlie AILS group compiled 124L> MiJiand Hi h Sthool won IhCj Surprise Ruiletin
Weeks, Hall, Mrs. McAden Win School Board Posts
FX PASO. Tex. tAPi-Federrf
‘district Judge R. E. Thomasoa
[Saturday placed the agriculfur# empire of Billie Sol Estes in re-'ceivership.
I He also granted the 37-year-old Pecos. Tex., financier 30 days in which to produce a list of his assets and liabilities and issued an order freezing present and future civil suits against Estes.
Thomason named Emil C. RasJi-man receiver, but the Midland attorney declined the position in a statement late Saturday. Ra.ss-iman said he appreciated the offer but felt that the job should be taken by somebody more familiar with the many factors involved. Atty. Irby Dyer (rf Midland,
wIm» represented Flstes. estimated Attorney James Weeks, insur-|Larry Adamson as vice president,live of the support I have received his liabilities at $40 million.
provai of the same mea.sure, 124 , 119
ance executive Elbert Hall and [and Mrs. Tom Roberts as secre-.Mrs. Claud McAden tary.
and 1 am aw are of the tremendous j Not Bankrupt
responsibility that goes with the Saturday’s petition was filed
OiitBoinB board members arciB®.''“®"- l><-st|amid report., that some of Este.-
HutrhiMin in Place 4 and'^® ^ worthy of the confidence of creditors were planning to file an
Tt.. “f “‘¡■calion’ saturd^^^ iFloyd Childs in Place"s. .Neither,O'« voters " linvoluntary bankruptcy
Tiiç* Cnilnr^n. moHnv^nii^, ‘nTv»r‘ifiAf'i hut h'isp^ thé? ¿amount * * ' / i * -i—
. - e . operdlion. out Da.,e. me amouni, ^^tal of 2.869 persons cast bal- ran for re-election.
won decisive vifiones for posi-The bill provides a maximum the Abilene Board of Edu-
Weeks also expressed his thanks'against him wi Monday.
watching one of the television sets ^hich can be levied for mainten-j, ^ *7 T * i, «m mm iUivtmn voters. *T promise to work; Over said the petition was filed
uhieh flnt thr hnii-<e . y i ■ !«ots, consiuerwl tairly ugni oy Firri Ikjx brought into election , , l j * j a î j i
- "" ■" -choolr ofiicials. ilabulalion headauurlcrs In the ad-,?"<» ?““•> “ »«?:>*nder Phapter 11 of the federa
points to »“.n hv a h.indy marm, „rt piny coot -t Friday ni,;ht! ,,uiu.ii„'u-lIinB of their dad's , : Mrs. McCden, a I-«! t-ard af-ministration bui’dins. that of the;l‘*‘“v 1.Í aT„.*' • T"™”
OTer second place 0.k.. .a lh*h «.„h ¡,s ,re ,cnt aam ol • ■rhc T,,m- Dr. lhmn,e .cBleu of Rol.m rc , plurahty n, .«h and OranBe Sts. fire sta“j" ILTjTni^vemco «mptmies. whom he
he Shrew." c ooper Hish ’’TT^inrrcornTettv h^d L^nd'‘f '«tes to unsea conlestcti races, de- ,¡on. .k-termined a trend in t.^3 5« ™mmon g^l o as Estes' major credl-
which h.id 9Li
Tng 0Í thi
Permian High of (hicssa war school’s play placed -econd witlPh<>re,
' . ,r“ifeoling telephone enBineer It-'y'placing ol candidates for the three'®;rael^oiic He said,
•>I8" mond Soli.sk. in the Place 6 race.lLces Glen Michel were Estes does not
J., worthy candidates and would have -
the Place 4 s* at hv ^ ^“^ made good tru.stees.”
marpin Hi» rcpcivf-d ^five precincts. thLs Hgjj ^ contacted,
margin. He strength of Arauza in .. ----------------------
hile netrolcum geol-ijj^p VVo<xl?M»n area. Millerman did
say he is contrary h€
See REC EIVER. Page 13-A, Coi. S
WelLs garncrixl 876,^^^ threaten Hall’s lead
Treasure Hunters Go Free
After Being Held in Cuba
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ndent oil man Glen except the Woodson box
, . , ¡where tlwre was a four-vote dif
with ea.sc, while Johnny M. Moore, Hall carried four of five l^ixes
shaded Paul Uomolli, 698 to <i97. m the Place 5 column for 1.6811 tVHls likewise didn’t come close for the third spot.
Wi-MIII K Ml Kl-(WrMtlirr Map Caga \B1I>.\F. A.NI» yu iNITV M»Im> CkiUfly lit uarlly ihi;»h Ihtn ilouditiiN» i.iUl» changf IfiNtiiff titure '.hr rt: \t tv»i: dayi Wtlu kuiKiav High Stinda^ ai«unci (&5. kyvsl
By GEORGE ARFKID ¡Uuba and Haiti They were eni Memia'r« of the crew were HAV.ANA AP' — Seven Anii'ri Jamaican waters to lo Gordon Patton, 62. Oean Uity,
can treasure hunler.s .hipwreckwL^!*^ ^*^^*^ sunkm ojuini.h lii uit skipiM*r; F'red Dickf-un ^ itiexuTMiM or commikci
off Cuba's coa.sl have Ihih le They carriefl some dynamite to* b'lHHujy ot Ocean City, k’ased from t«'<'hnical cu.stody by hlast coral off sunken shipr., a ^ *1 » a;csistanl cruise diiectoj; the Cariro goveniinent »ml willtwo niaii '»uhmaiuu for explora- Mike Freeman, 37. Washington, return to the I niiid Nt itt early tion ., a pistol and a nfle. and ap underwater photographer; i““
next week, the Swi; s FJnh.f.'sr.y paiciiliy some ot their equipment : 28 Hiewsler, N.\
said Saturday. e\i iteit the .suspiciuui «L john F: johieon, 21, and Joe!
Swiss Amha -..ulor Enul St.»del Cuban authorities hoter told reirorters the seven. " ■ "".........
men were iodgCHl in tc;;ifleiKc in NEWS INDEX
Havana placed at then it»-.posal 1 _ .................................
by the (’uhan government SECTION A
They have Ijeen askeil not to| 06itueri«i leave the liou.se, hut no guardsi have been plac<*d over them, Iw* ®®® **
votes, compare.! to l.OM for .lim^,^
In the biilkie.st field of all in Millerman. insurance firm P®'*»*!,,,,,,. many votes as Michel in
this area, incumbents William H third pl.we
Cyjiert, F'ord Smith Jr and De. assistant manager of a finance piuk’s box was the last in
Laverne Mmire were electctl 'and reported the larffest voter
the Merkel board from a field of^mid.son M-hool precinct,^ Abilene High
10 candidates in light volin»:. ^hicdi iz heavily popu a C' wi box was ger ond with
Lritin Americans. . ‘m« followed by Orange St. fire
FTw'tion results will be canvass
Kennedy Invokes Taft-Hartley Low
By BARRY SÍT1WEID WASHINGTON » AP ~President
ment panel had failed to forge • settlement Kennedy signed m executive or-
, Jilt i».. station with -191 ■ the Taylor Uoun , rvcimcuy si,.,i«rM »»•-
;d und winncs dccdarcd ut thc.^^, ^ Woodson ‘P'®“«* »he Tad-Hartlc»^
m”hL ¡r i,"!''™.hhc ^ *" ®“®®* *® ™'^ilo examine the dispute When the
n»r Mona, y in im pu i » .i , Three writfm votes were report- a three week maritime strike that ¡board reports h»k Kennedy »ay
IL N ■JTuSiS'w 1.anc The •-'I •> " O'»®-"- *«» •> «• "«‘ has caused growing shortages of!request ,Uty Gen Kubert F K»
1 <Rddiua reu uho will‘'CIVerci eivcd onc vote at the other necessiia?s in Ha-jnedy to seek an injunction.
“1" „ Alts boi. and Supt, of .Ni-hooU A *.¡1
ifi siv-vcir terms will be sworn in t|uu
lii The »K>ard then will vote on '4!*’'' garnered a vole at F'air^ The President stepped in afterjriod
iquiruig an 80-day cooling^ff po-
jsrS slate of otficers
NOHTH < KNTHAl IF XAS Contkl jjr. CUi rcntly «rabie ckiiulinehv Vumta> thruueh "ton ' ..........................
(’utu>lü*n '¿0 W.c;hi?"’tOn DU ‘««> .ht»\*efs Cuol«;
H aiTipie^u. «3», «a .OH lou, suii<la> .light ..»»1 o»« ns-n
and Bcrnie Ni.stad Brooklyn, .N Y..m.iiiii..v loeh sumijv '-i*.«
m' .!»• Kr.it Utt fVtiTirviiMt Hi* Ifh N» »H I MW K.'-T I F X .( Dti.itU-rabl«
II DO-;,, leu I ompallO niacri, SontUj thruuith Monday
two days of intensive mediation; In his executive order the Preo-
with^ McAden, told of her vie-^by a ihrci-man govern ident said the strike is affeding
pit .-..ueiu WHU ______i_ ....k.,.»»I ....... «I tKai m-trittmai
dory, said, “1 am very apprécia
Í F'hi ;ind uaa due 111 light r-un north :,jnti.£> and Sun
¡rm . .^aiuiu.iy aim was uur ,^,^¡„1,. „„„v» Uuifi.i. northern
The Swiss Finihassy was asskwl by the I .S govtTiiment F'riday to; seek the release ot ttie men after Cuban broadcast* announceil that: seven “frogmen” had luen taken' in custody in e;ii»tern < uha
The U S. Coast Guard started a search for the m»‘n last V^cdnc'-day when trace was iu.st of their: skindiving ex|K*dilion 111 llw wind-, ward passage between eastern
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jjainaic?' last Tuesday A!nha;:;-aditr Stadelh(»fer,
I has handled American ««»tm^'^'-^iiuuthiriiM I here since Prime Munster F'ideL ¡Castro’s Cuba and tlu* U L govern-ment broke diplomatic relations, u
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found them “in gixKi health :»ud ¡¿Itirits.”
' Cuban authorities had treated them “in an extremely correct way” he reporti'd, supplying
I'unhandlt* SumUy iitk'ht SfiO-rwl -.‘sow , t*r» »outh Mond.ij ( ildoi lu.fh mid luin W'flO mj( «(liitfi »uuth Suiut.i'. ( (j)dri Kuiidiiy
HOW ABILENE VOTED
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them with clothing to replace what ;e
High »nd kiw (or S4 hours «iidir.i —r
they lo.sl 111 Hie even placing three their dtsiMisal.
High «nd tow iwm« dut« ¡uw yeur.
•hipw reck and « -nd <1
- urihH Utd liight 7 Wi. uuuiurf luduy;
s IKi »un»«t tunii^ht 7 Uj Kuroiiiflct remhiig ut 9 p in ; X7 SI. Humtdily at 9 pm.i S7 p«i c«nt.
Abilene High Gym . Orange St. Fire Station
Courthouse . .....
Fair Pork Rec. BIdg. . .
TOTALS . .
488 2981 6 141
40 1160 56 57
645 857 tí73i|Í66n0051 165||2144 665.
a substantial part of the maritime industry itod that if U ui permitted to continue the national health and safety will be imperiled Gov William F Quina of Hawaii had made several ap|»eals to I the While lltKise for direct inter-ivention He has detlared a food emergcfK-y in his ndand state.
11ns was the sectaal time since taking office that Kennevty had use Taft • Hartley machinery last July, an injurution was obtained 'under the law halting an Kail Coast maritime strike.
! Three unions struck 13 ship I line« in the PiH-ilH* Maritime Ai-isociation March 18 after montha of iK^uliattons had faded to briag I agreement on terms for •