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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1962, Abilene, Texas A Mm "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 3AV 310' 81ST YEAR, NO. 298 9909 ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING. APRIL 11, 1962-TWENTY- MHJOM9IW JT10NS Atudmti ftm PAGE Politicians who would win Taylor County should concen- trate their heaviest fire on Vot- ing Boxes 5 and 38, And they should pitch their special ap- peals to senior voters to Boxes 12, 2 and 9. The hopefuls can find in Tay- lor County one voter .who is 102 years of age. And there's not much use in working too Sard in Box 33. Try hard as candidates may, they can get no more than 6 votes there. Records at County Taxman King's office show the larg- est potential vote in Taylor County is in Voting Precinct 5, a whopping total of (Traditional voting place for Precinct 5 is the Boy Scout Headquarters on S. 11th. Demo- crats will be voting in that spot on May 5 with Thomas Brown- lee Sr. as election judge. Re- publicans in that precinct will be voting at the S. 7th Fire Station with Mrs. Keith Wright as election judge.) Second largest potential vote, is the comparatively new Box 38 in the northwest part of Abilene. The smallest of all the boxes, 33, is at Guion. The whole vot- ing procedure will be enacted there for a total of 6 votes. Democrats will vote at Com- munity Center. Republicans won't have a poll. Racing Guion for miniature honors are No. 23, Caps-Mer- kel, 11 votes, and No. 37, Rog- ers School, 13 votes. Taylor County has a total of voters eligible to go to either Republican or Democrat- ic polls between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 5. The mammoth Precinct 5 has in it about as many votes as can be scared up in ail the coun- ty outside Abilene. So, a politician could lose all the votes in Merkel (567) and Trent (94) and View (53) and Buffalo Gap (117) and Tuscola (197) and Ovalo 188) and Brad- 'shaw (54) and Lawn (162) and Shep (62) and still be ahead- it he could get all of Precinct S's Of the qualified voters in the county, 515 are brand new voters exempt from poll tax because they are just now 21. And are exempt be- cause of age. Precinct 12, north central Abi- lene, has the largest number of these senior voters, 474. Pre- cinct 2 (Butternut Fire Station for Democrats, Central School for Republicans) has 464 over- age voters and Precinct 9 (Old YMCA for Democrats, Central Fire Station for Republicans) has 461 oldtimers. The Hardin -'Simmons and the ACC boxes are neck and neck for honors on young vot- ers. Box 14 at H-SU has 59 of the just-21 voters and Box 11 at ACC has 53 youngsters. The oldest voter in the coun- ty, according to King's records, is Bynum Bennett, 1026 Ash, age 102. And, in case the Primary Day, May 5, seems far away, please note: Absentee voting be- gins April 15 next Monday for all practical purposes. US Steel Sets Increase in Price TRY ANOTHER SIZE, MA'M Cindy Fritz, center, of Abilene High School sets a miniature sombrero on the head Of Paul Treick, a Manitowoc, Wis., exchange stu- dent, as Paul's classmate, Margi Danielson, watches. The Wisconsin visitors were treated to a Mexican dinner Tuesday nig ht at Lytle Shores Auditorium. They ar- rived here Monday and will leave next Monday. Story on Pg. 1-B. (Staff Accountant Says Douglas Made Big Contract Profit By GARDNER L. BRIDGE WASHINGTON (AP) Testi-1 mony that the Douglas Aircraft1 Co. collected profit on investment in government! missile contracts was presented before Senate investigators Tues- day. The figures were offered by a Senate subcommittee accountant after Douglas President Donald W. Douglas Jr. challenged previ- ous testimony that his company had received totai profits of million on Nike missile contracts since 1952. Douglas contended his firm's actual profits were less than half of that figure, running to a "rea- sonable" million. He .told the Senate Investiga- tions subcommittee that its ac- countants had mistakenly included million of legitimate busi- ness expenses in the profit col- umn. Chairman John L. McClellan. D-Ark., called staff accountant Thomas E. Nunnally I" the stand and asked, "When they got the million, that was profit and they called it Cutting of Prices Charged of Estes "On their documents, that is Nunnally replied. Nunnally and Robert E. Dunne, assistant subcommittee counsel, placed in evidence what they de- scribed as records from company :iles. Nunnally said these showec that was the entire cost lo Douglas for one order for Nike launcher-loader devices in 1956-57. The launcher-ioaflers were man- ufactured by Consolidated West- ern Steel Co. on a subcontract Douglas and delivered to the Army with a bill for 800, Nunnally said. McClellan brought out that of this went and went Electric Co., the chief contractor Western Electric had passed the By FINIS MOTHERSHEAD AMARILLO (AP) Witnesses claimed Tuesday that West Texas fertilizer king Billie Sol Estes drove competition out of business with cut-rate prices and set up dummy corporations to receive millions he obtained from lending companies. The testimony came at a day- long court of inquiry called by Texas Atty. Gen. Will Wilson, who did most of the questioning. Wilson said, in summing up at the end of the day's session, that the testimony, he believes, proved that Estes' competitors were vir- tually pushed out of the fertilizer business in the Texas Panhandle. "Many farmers have been vic- tims of a fraudulent device for obtaining money which in part supported the below-cost sales of anhydrous ammonia (the fertiliz- said Wilson. The attorney general said he expects to develop this point in hearings Wednesday and Thurs- day in Plainview and Lubbock. He is seeking information on pos- sible anti-trust violations, he said. "I am certain this could not have been put through by Billie Sol Estes said Wilson. "There are others involved and we expect to show who they are." He asked that the Potter County Grand Jury be given a transcript of the testimony. A federal grand jury indicted Estes and a group of associates last Thursday on charges of send- ing mortgages secured by anhy- drous ammonia fertilizer tanks across state lines when, the gov- ernment charges, the tanks were non-existent. Lending companies said they loaned million or more on apparently well secured mort- gages and now cannot find their tanks. Indicted with Estes are Supe- rior Manufacturing Co., Amarillo; Harold Orr, ..Superior's Ruel'Alexander, Ama- rillo, Superior's secretaiy-treasur- cr; and Coiemarf McSpadden, Lubbock, a Superior director. Witnesses also, claimed, there were dealings in serial number plates, orders 'to undersell the fertilizer competition and huge losses in trying to drive out cornpetition, Onr witness said Estes hinted st a payoff to unnamed invest! gators. The witness snid of the compe- tition: "If they didn't Join us, we whipped them." This from Or- COURT, Pf. M, CtM. M PITTSBURGH Steel Corp., which usually modest. The prices, going Wednesday, will average 3.5 per cent more than the figures, or about a 3 increase per pound. average price per ton slightly more than The announcement drev response from Thomas F president of Republic Steel. Cleveland, he said Rept ed a price hike and woi U.S. Steel's action, sident Leslie B. W i. Steel said the inc ch-up adjustment i essary by a profit sq jtween rising costs and 'prices. He said that, since ieneral price hike in th if 1958, steel prices emained stable, even omewhat. Costs, he said, have i o rise, even without tal onsideration the increa; nder a new labor cont: oes into effect July 1. "This he said, he face of steadily mou iuction costs, which luded four increases r wages and bem i end of last year, o the competitive rom domestic produ rom imports of for as well as from s which are used utes for steel." Only a few hours 1 Douglas Western Douglas, which in it to Consolidatec job along to Lura passed Western. Nunnally said Douglas records listed for engineering, in spection and general overhead as the company's only expense in connection with the order. The launcher-loader contract is one of 17 between Douglas anc Consolidated Western on which the subcommittee staff contends Douglas added a prof it for itself on top of a profit received by Consolidated McClellan contends Western Electric then got an additiona million of profit or prolil plus expenses. The chairman said one objective of the inquiry was to determini whether Douglas, in setting its profits or fees on government con track, was recouping losses in- curred on its commercial manu- facturing operations. WEATHER warm, Clear "to partly' cloudy We'dni'sday ind Thursday. High bolh days 75 night 50. .TEXAS: Partly U. 8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCF WE.ATHER BUREAU (Weather map, pare 9-A) ABILENE AND VtClNITY (radluw Partly cloudy with chance or lifih rain Wednesday morning, not quite nisht ___ low Wednesday SOUTHWEST ____, Wednesday clearing Wednesday night and Thursday. Turning cooler Wcnncsda; night and day in 80s. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy south mostly cloudy north Wed ncsday through Thursday. Scattered show wridn. 62 degrees. Portions of YounR and Expressway involving kttr fc injured three ate indica U.S. Stee m counties were i severe weather forecast Tuesday afternoon and evening. The baseball-sise hail Ml Grapevine and two mikt CUcfcM, Qfcla., obilt lifted at I p.m. with no rt-port of hail or tornadic Valley HaU the of talk flallM and FnH UM Kftund at Valfcy i MMbntd MMMV wra rini nmHi to DM ttwt MM psmmeW torn hall. a thwMrrtiMNr UM .41 iH ;