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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1962, Abilene, Texas gtoflene %smt "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT rt rT rt rt rt wet r rt 81ST YEAR, NO. 304 _____OT svxai svnvo 3AV 3103 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 17, 1961 9909 xs 03 631VS 5 IN TWO SECTIONS W1IJ083IW Prm PAGE ONE Two sets of voting booths, five for Democrats and five for Republicans, have been set up in Taylor County Clerk Mrs. Chester Hutcheson's office. Printer Doe Russey has de- livered two sets of ballots to Mrs. Hutcheson, 150 copies of the 17 by 11 inch Democratic bal- lot, 100 copies of the 13 by 8 inch Republican ballot. And the voting in the May 5 Primaries is beginning. 1 Those unable to go to the polls May 5 may, according to law, vote absentee at the county clerk's office any time "not more than 20 days nor less than 3 days prior to election." Trans- lated into 1962, that means April 15 through May 1. No lines of absentee voters formed at Mrs. Hutcheson's of- fice Monday, but she said she had many telephone inquiries indicating absentees would soon be trickling into the booths. Absentee Democratic voting is the usual thing. An added event this year is Republican absentee voting. Because of the vote amassed for its governor candidate last general election, the GOP will have a nearly-full- fledged primary. How many will vole Demo- cratic and how many Republi- can, absentee or at the polls? None can say. There are qualified vot- ers in Taylor County. The GOP has ordered 3.000 ballots printed initially. The Democrats have not yet said how many they want. According to the law, enough ballots will be printed by Rus- sey and divided .by him into the proper number for each voting precinct. But, just in case of emergency, he'll hold the type on the ballot intact until after the voting is over. Russey is what you'd call an experienced hand at ballot-print- ing. His first such job was for the Democratic Primary in 1932 when the laic Judge .lim Stinson was county Demo chairman, he recalls. That fall he printed the general election ballot for the November event which sent New York's Gov. Franklin Roosevelt lo the White House for the first time. And Russey has printed every Taylor general election and Democratic primary ballot since then, plus, at some earlier times, ballots for some neigh- boring counties. This year, for the first time, he is printing the GOP vote sheet. Democrats in 1962 have con- tested races for governor, lieu- tenant-governor, attorney gen- eral, congressman at large, supreme court justice, criminal appeals justice, one railroad commission spot, agriculture commissioner, stale Senate, state representative Places 1 and 2, county judge and one pre- cinct chairmanship, Box 8. Republicans have contests for governor, lieutenant governor and congressman at large and they list single candidates for several other offices. In ad- dition, the GOP has rows of blanks in case any voter wants to write in nominees for offices not listed. Both parties list at the bot- toms of ballots referendum prop- ositions. These merely ask for expressions of opinion. They don't "decide" anything. Democrats ask opinions on a constitutional amendment to legalize parimutucl betting and on a legislative plan, if the Amendment were adopted, on distribution of the "take" from horse race betting. Democrats also ask views on the poll tax. Republicans ask on their bal- lot opinions on a horse-race-bet- ting amendment, on the poll tax and on Padre Island park pro- posals. No, you can't vote in both party primaries. rt you vote absentee you will feet qply one ballot, either Re- publican or Democratic. On May S you will find your way to only single poll, one Of the 9) the Democrats will on- tr.ite, or o( the Wthe Re- publicans will have going. Bulky, crewcut tenor Ronnie Bills probably summed up the tions without a ruffle or a rough vhole thing best Monday when he said: "1 never thought I'd see the Church O WELL DONE Curtis Homme, a member of the Breckenridge Boy's Choir, gets a congratulatory handshake from Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy after a musical program on the White House south ground "for youth by youth." It was the third in a series sponsored by the First Lady. Beside Homme are Bobby Buchanan, left, and Larry Fry. (AP Wirephoto) FIRST LADY PRESENT Breck Choir Performs On White House Lawn B.V LESLIE CARPENTER Reporter-News Capital Reporter more thrilled, they didn't show it Symphony Orchestra who shared as they ran through eight sclec- If his younger colleagues were spot. Eyes glued on their director, Mrs. Ben J. Dean Jr., the 40 hoys, day when I was sitting in a chairjclad in black suits and red lies, ike this on Ihe White House Kilted in perfectly with the august awn." setting by giving a solemnly flaw- Sitting in the chair was reallyjless performance, he dullest part of what was quite The selling was august, too. day for 20 year old Ronnie Some 500 teen age children of congressmen and top federal of- ficials plus a few notables them- selves were seated before a band shell and platform on the rich Behind rose the ridge boys and the Boston Youth the platform with them. The President welcomed the youngsters to the musical after- noon, made mention of the pres ence of Lynda and Lucy John- Sec CHOIR, Pg. 2-A, Col. 2 and his 39 more youthful com- >anions of the Breckenridge Boys Choir. They had just finished a highly successful concert on the lawn of he executive mansion after which White House, in front fountains! some of lliem were water inlo the air. congratulated by Mrs. .lac-1 A crisp April wind chilled queline Kennedy. Ahead of Ihemispeclnlors and performers alike still lay trips lo all the highlightsjdespile bright sunshine. But of Ihe nalion's capital. COY. Daniel, Formby Due In Abilene Marshall Formby and Gov lit didn't cool the climax of Ihe prjce Daniel are reluming lo Abi Ronnie, dean of Ihe choir andioccasion when the President and he only original member left, may have been the most excited by it all. Mrs. Kennedy strode across the lawn, accompanied by "Hail to the to greet the Brecken- ACC Gift Totals Reach American Founders Life Insur- ance Co. of Austin announced a commitment of in com- pany slock to. Abilene Christian College Monday night, bringing to the amount the school received in gifts Monday. Officials of the company made the announcement of the quarter, million dollar gift at three audi- loriums on ACC hill where audi- ences were gathered to hear speeches on Ihe second nighl of the 44lh annual ACC Bible Lectureship. A total of shares of the block were pre- sented Monday night. They are valued at The oilier shares will come to the school over a 10 year period. Other major gifts presented Monday included securities val ued at from Mr. and Mrs. Otto Foster of Arlington, Va., and property valued at presented to the school by Dr. and Mrs. J. W. O'Banion of Gar- land. Mrs. Albert E. Hudspcth of Dallas left the school properties valued at approximately At the College Church of Christ announcement of the American Founders gift was made by B was made at Sewell Auditorium by Leslie Huff of Austin, and Otto Foster, a former board membei of ACC's board of trustees and who was the donor of a gift announced Monday morning. of American Founders, while the presentation was made by J. H Richards of Fort Worth to Pres. Don H. Morris. At Hillcrcst Church of Christ, announcement of the gift was made by N. C. Forrester, ACC class of '25 and secretary of American Founders Life. The presentation was by Dr. Ben Austin, ACC Class of '22 and secretary-treasurer of the Amer lean Founders Educational Asso- Related stories, Pg. 5-A acceptance of the gift See ACC, Pg. 2-A, Col. 7 at 3 In Race Dispute lene for second helpings from the pot of eligible voters. Formby is due in the city Tues- day evening for a one-night stand. The governor, campaigning for a Fourth term, will arrrivc Wednes- day afternoon and slay until noon Thursday. Their appearances come just two weeks from the May 5 primary to decide the Democratic choice for governor. Both candidates have campaigned here previously. The Plainview radio executive and former State Highway Com mission chairman will meet with a NEW ORLEANS. LA. (AP) The Roman Catholic archbishop of New Orleans excommunicated three segregation leaders Mon- day, invoking a rare spiritual pen- alty. The order from Archbishop Jo- seph Francis Rummel expelled Louisiana political leader Leander H. Perez Sr.: Jackson G. Ricau, a former real estate dealer; and Mrs. B. J. Gaillot Jr. Perez was district attorney of Plaquemines and St. Bernard par- ishes, which adjoin New Orleans, for 20 years and has been the strongest voice for segregation in Louisiana. Ricau is. now executive secre- tary of the Citizens Council of South Louisiana. Mrs. Gaillot, 41, mother of two children in Catholic schools heads a small segregation group known as "Save Our Nation, Inc." The fiery Perez termed the ac- tion purported excommunications and said they are simply a move lo frighten or terrorize the par- ents of parochial school children which will not work. The excommunication order said the three had shown "fla- grant disregard of his fatherly counsel" contained in personal let- ters to them March 3i from the archbishop. Mrs. Gaillot acknowledger! the leller and asked for an audience pith the 85-year-old Catholic De- late. Ricau answered the archbish- op's letter with a public letter of his own and contended the arch- bishop exceeded his authority by threatening excommunication to desegregate parochial schools next Perez claims he never re- ceived a letter from the archbish- op. Archbishop Rummel reserved to himself any appeal from the ex- communication order. His state- menl said "this spiritual penally may be remitted only by the or- dinary i Archbishop Rummel) 01 by his delegate." The apostolic dclegale to the United Stales indicated earlier ht would nol pass appeals on lo the Valican or the Pope. The March 31 letler warned that "any further attempt by you through word or deed to hinder our orders or provoke our devot- ed people to disobedienca or re- bellion against the Church willlare false. And the Vatican subject you to excommunication, lhave to intervene." This censure will be automatic by virtue of the present monition." Msgr. Charles J. Plauche, chan- cellor of the archdiocese, read the excommunication order at a news conference minutes before Informed of the archbishop's order by The said: "His Excellency has no right to make that official without notifying me first. His accusations mel over the weekend she would Space Scientist Will Give Talk to Top Seniors Here By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Agriculture Department announced Monday that William group of his supporters at the E. Morris, 46, mentioned in Ihe Windsor Hotel before making a television speech to be carried by KPAR and KRBC-TV from to 8 p.m. Most of Formby's area campaign chairmen, including Larry Cunningham and Joe Cavin Jr. of Abilene, will be introduced See POLITICS, Pg. 2-A, Col. 4 U.S.-Soviet Meet Termed Fruitful WASHINGTON of State Dean Rusk and Soviet Ambassador Anatoly S. Dobrynin met for an hour Monday to in- augurate a new round of U.S.- Soviet discussions on the Berlin issue. Neither side reported any prog- ress afterward, except lo say they would meet again soon. The Rus- sian did describe the talks as fruitful but would not say in what way. Tlfiis first in a new series of Sherrod, chairman of the board discussions came a few hours aft- er the State Department had em phntically knocked down reports that the United Stales has offered to reduce its troop strength in Communist-surrounded West Her lin. mostly with and when to get negotiations and very littie with the substance of the knotty German question. Plans for the two leaders next taik remain to be nrrnnged after elation, aeceivlng the gift was the Soviet ambassador reports to Jifirewnent with SovHt Foreign Dr. .lohn C. Stevens, xnistant Moscow. Rusk, meanwhile, will resident of ACC. report to President Kennedy Third of the announctmifits and to interested allKi. Dobrynin, questioned'by report- ers, when he emerged from the hour-long session in Rusk's office said, "We had a fruitful discus- sion over many subjects. It was a businesslike discussion." Rusk and Dobrynin met alone without the array of assistants who often attend such discussions Dobrynin, who speaks English well, did not bring an interpreter Neither the Soviet envoy nor U.S. officials disclosed what mat- ters besides Berlin were discussec although both acknowledged there was some talk about other East West matters. The bulk of the session centered on Berlin, how ever. Neither Rusk nor the recently arrived Soviet envoy had any news for the assembled reporter Rusk aides said the talks dealt when they headed into their con- ference at p.m. It was understood Rusk did not give the Soviet representative any document outlining ton U.S. posi- tion. The meeting was seen as a preliminary contact after Rusk's Minister Andrei A. Oromyko Geneva last month to continue the will cancel the audience if denied wit- nesses, the archbishop's chancery ill- sued a statement Sunday nigtit noting the telegram and said at far as the archbishop was con? bishop. It was to have been held cerned the matter of an audience was closed. Ricau said he had no official Associated Press, Mrs. Gaillot take two witnesses of her own se- notification of the excornmunica- lection into the audience. She said Uon order and said he would Mrs. Gaillot, who picketed the archbishop's residence the day the school desegregation order be- came public, canceled her re- quested audience with the arch- in a telegram to Archbishop Rum- See OUSTER, Pg. J-A, Col. Dr. Wernher von Braun, Amer- ica's space age pioneer who en- gineered the launching of the first U. S. satellite, will b. in Abilene Monday, May 7, to address the :op 50 senior students of the cily's Ugh schools. The former German scientist, who has won worldwide acclaim :or missile development, notified :he Southwest Rotary Club Mon- day that he would accept the in- vitalion to makt Uie principal ad- dress lo Abilene and Cooper High sludenls. Sile of Ihe annual event, sched- uled to begin at 7 p.m., will be the Woman's Building at the Tay- lor County Exposition Center. Appearance of Dr. Von Braun, director of Development Opera- tions Division for the Army Bal- listic Missile Agency at Hunts- ville, Ala., was verified locally through two telegrams. One was dispatched by the mis- sile scientisl lo Bill Wright, chair-, man of the Southwest Rotary Club's committee handing the Top 50 Seniors banquet. The other was sent by Rep. Omar Burlcson to Howard McMahon, publisher of the Reporter-News. Making a vital assist in the ar- rangement was Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, who contact- ed the distinguished scientist. Burleson, in his telegram, said, "The Vice President and I have just been advised Dr. Wernher von Braun has accepted the invi- WERNHEK VON BRAUN coming May 7 tation." It was Von Braun who Was chiefly responsible for the success- ful launching'of the United States' first earth satellite. He designed the Jupiter-C rocket that lifted the baby moon named "Explorer" early in 1958 and put this coun- try back into the race for space conquest. Russia previously had launched two Born March 23, 1912, in Wier- silz, Germany, he attended the Instilutes of Technology in Berlin and Zurich and did advanced work Federal Employe Linked With Estes Is Removed iii mechanical engineering and physics at the University of Bejtf lin. 5; The German government toojf an interest in young von Braun and his rocket experiments. Versailles Treaty barred many from rearmament with con- ventional weapons, but made no mention of rockets. The army vided its full facilities for Vtftt Braun to experiment. At 20 the pre-Hitler government put him in charge of the rocket program. He was only 9 when made technical director of the German rocket center at Pee- nemunde, on the Baltic Sea. There, during World War II, the V-2 was developed and used as a terror weapon against the British capital. When the tide of the war be- came apparent and when rocket launching sites were being xmnded by Allied bombardments, iie German scientists. Von Braun among them, fled Peenemunde in he face of Russian advance, pre- 'erring to surrender to the can army instead of the Soviet Von Braun headed a group of 130 of these scientists who were; brought to the United States soon after the war ended. It was sev- eral years, however, before the U. S. swung into high gear on missile program. That delay gave :he Russians a big lead which was whittled down with the launching of Explorer I. In 1957. the U S. tarry con- ferred its highest civilian decora- tion on this man the Exception- al Civilian Service Award for Voa Braun's part in creating the Army's Jupiter. inquiry into the affairs of Texas financier Billie Sol Estes, has been fired from his department job. Estes is under federal indict- ment on charges of conspiracy and the transporting across state lines mortgages listing fertilizer lank for collateral. The govern- ment says the tanks do not exist. Thomas R. Hughes, executive assistant to Secretary of Agricul- ture Orville L. Freeman, told a news conference in Washington that Morris was discharged Mon- day for disciplinary reasons. He said Morris had failed to make WEATHER II. S. DKPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER IWf.llirr Map. fair ABILENE AND VfCINITV nilcsl-Parlly cloudy .Varminx WcdnesdAy. ._ ctny and low ot 50. Wednesday high In the iw so'i. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Consider- able cloudiness and turning cooler Tucs. day chance thundcrshowers southeast fore noon. Partly cloudy to clear V.'tdncsaay. Cooler Tucsda) nltcht. A little warmer ecst Wednesday. High Tuesday In 70s. NORTHWEST TEXAS: and cooler Tuesday. Clear to himself available to department investigators seeking answers from him regarding his relations with Estes. Morris, a former administra- tive assistant to Rep. Carl An- derson, R-Minn., had a salary of as an assistant to the director for agricultural credit. Hughes said the department's investigalion so far has uncov- ered no evidence lhat Estes re- ceived any favors whatsoever as a consequence of his relations with department personnel. The department's action fol- lowed two other developments in the Estes case: 1. Two Republican House mem- bers in separate moves asked congressional investigations of the Agriculture Department's Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. 2. Texas Atty. Gen. Will Wilson announced he will hold two more courts of inquiry. One will be in Lubbock Thursday and the other in Dallas Friday. The request for congressional investigations of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service stemmed from recent 21ear to Tuesday nitht ami WechiezdaK. 'A little warmer Wednesday. High Tuesday upper north to Inwer All's sfluthwvttt. SOUTH CENTS M. TEXAS; Mrally cloudy Tuesday morning becoming partly NEWS INDEX relations between Estes and Em- cry E. Jacobs, ACS's deputy di rector. Jacobs resigned last week nis namc was DrPuSht up in the Texas hearing. Testimony in the Texas hear- ings has tended to link Jacobs and Morris to Estes, along with a third department employe. Purchases of large amounts of expensive clothing at a Dallas store have tigurai in the test! mony. third department official i mentioned In the case is former assistant secretary of agriculture James T. Ralph. He still U on the department payroll while trainiaj lor pott Hughes said Ralph has A rccciviflfi sny Gifts from t, 7 Hughes added that Ralph 11 agreed to appear at a B Rodio-TV logs 2 Friday in Scout I In reply to questions, said the Federal Bureau of vestigation has been asked 6 5 luotv in o lie re ai o Scs ESTES, Pg. 2-A, Col. news, markets 11 3 OTHERS Girl, 3, Injured in A 3-year-old girl riding in babysitter, was cut on both front seat of a convertible below the knees alLwas X- with her older sister and for possible bnkeMpMK was fatally injured Monday Graham was stil! ing when the car hit a at press time and no rajtot pole near Hie intersection of Peach St. and Westway her condition could be obtaVK ed. Mrs. Van Williams and Cherrie Graham were both treated at Dead on arrival at and released. Memorial Hospital was Bonnie Graham daughter of Mr. Walters said CbrrrH Mrs. Paul Graham of 1817 River Oaks Rd. Officer Max Walters said the girl was thrown through the windshield, apparently was driving the IM Chevrolet conwrtible m Westway and turned south Peach about 7 p.m. He said UM car apparently went out of eoa> her on the gravel Injured were Cherrie pole in mUbbck. 15, driver of the car; her ambuUocea naaW Mrs. Delva Graham, 41. and Ihe thrw numbers JM Van Williams, 71, of IBS family to hoaaMf more St.. who was riding in back Chcrrie suffered small euti of Uw aWf MB her chin. Mrs. Graham was at ttM ed for several f ashea bar one of required kf __ t- Mrs. William-, kfentHM fcy matam naNI FVNnl Mam ;