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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT CS8 E96T OT H3HVW svxai SVTWO BIST YEAR, NO. 310 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, I Associated Prat SYMBOLS OF PEACE An Air Force C-130 Her- cules and B-47 Stratpjet made a fitting setting for servicemen and civilians who attended Easter Sun- rise Services Sunday morning at Dyess Air Force Base. Chaplain Lt. Col. Marion L. Nelson called these Rex Reddell. Tuscola Justice of the Peace and landowner, is a retired Abilene Southern Rail- way employe (20 years experi- ex-mayor of Anson Hie lived there 14 a native of Buffalo Gap (born there in and he is a spinner of tales. One story, concerns the begin- ning, the very beginning, of Abilene's auto age, It somewhere nround 1900, as Reddeil recalls it. And in the dusty little village of Abi- lene there lived a blacksmith named Max Gerbaue.. Max was one of the first to be bitten by that bug which soon to infect the nalion with autoilis. He built himself a car, a mo- tor vehicle, a steamer. "It wasn't a Stanley Steamer: it was his own creation, ve- hicle powered by a steam en- Reddell recalls. The contraption's debut, ns Redoll recalls, was up and down the few blocks Pine St. then had. "All us barefoot kids were on Reddell says. "The car chugged along and we trotted along and kept up with it." Gerbauer started it all and others soon joined. Old files of the newspaper tell of the most famous, perhaps, of all the automobiles ever in Abilene. 1L was a Thomas Flyer that cost S8M, a one-cylinder, chain- driven job which cranked on the side. You entered it from (he back and you guided it with a lever instead of a steering wheel. Old newspapers, bragging about the Flyer, say John Guitar bought it in 1903 and the auto perhaps was one of the first such commercial transactions west of Fort Worth. After some six weeks Guitar sold the speedster to young W. G. Swenson. Under ideal conditions, if you could find a road free enough of stumps, the Flyer was supposed o build up the astounding speed of 20 miles an hour. In 1907 young Swenson set a new speed record for these parts. He drove the 20 or so miles to Lawn in an hour and 25 min- utes. We don't know thai this was responsible, but shortly thereaft- er the Abilene city ing to the future, set up some rules for the use of horseless carriages. speed limit, amid the wagons and bug- gies on Pine and Chestnut from North 4th to South 4th, was 5 miles per hour. On other city stieels the limit was 10. Reading further on this mat- ter of city traffic problems we came on a story in an old news- paper which had a timely sound. The story concerned Sayles Blvd.. given by the late Henry Sayles Sr. to the City of Abi- ene. In dedicating the boule- vard to public use Mr. Sayles provided a 10 miles per hour speed limi'.. That limit was diked in the 192C's. "Because of the restrictions n the (he old clipping says, "it was necessary for the city to get a release from each nropcrty owner along the TROOPS SHUTTLED U.S. Units Help Viet Nam Attack By MALCOLM W. BROWNE the operation was a suc- AN HUU, South Viet Nam (AP) full companies of U.S. mili- tary helicopters the largest hel- icopter force yet used in South Viet. Nam spent Easter Sunday shuttling Vietnamese troops in a mopping-up operation in the Me- kong liiver delta. In all, 20 heli- copters were used. It was the first coinhat mission carried out by the U.S. Marine Corps helicopter company in South Viet Nam since it arrived last weekend. 1! also was the heaviest use of combined helicop- ter movement and air support seen in the war against Commu- nist guerillas so far. Casualties wen modest. At the end of Ihe day, only two Viet Cong definitely had been killed and two wounded. About 20 prisoners sus- pected of being Viet Cong were taken. The government suffered only one casualty a Vietnamese Koldicr who stepped on a sharp- ened foot trap. About Vietnamese troops, half of whom were airlifted to their targets, participated in a sweep of cnnnls and villages 80 miles southeast of Sr.ipon in Kicn Phong Province. Despite failure of the govern- ment forces to make contact with a sizable Communist force believed (o have been In the itrcn, U.S. "For one one said, "the Vietnamese are learning to make better use of the helicopter sup- port we're giving them. They're learning to move relatively small units as reserves and backing forces. "For another thing, today's op- eration had important psychologi- cal value in this province. The sky was full of choppers all day long, troops were landing over wide areas of the countryside, and there was air cover. Any peasant in doubt before must realize now the government is still very much in control here." The operation was carried out under (he direction of Col. Iluynh Van Cao, commander of the Viet- namese army's 7th Division. Cao said he had requested the unusual' ly heavy support after receiving intelligence that about 300 Viet Cong had moved into Ihe area. A new artillery post under construc- tion in a nearby district was at- tacked by Communist forces three times in the past week. Besides the U.S. Marine helicop- ter company, the 57th U.S. Army Helicopter Co., stationed in Sai- gon, participated. "Isn't (his some Easter egg one of the pilots quipped advfoon on the scene his crew over the and other planes at Dyess instruments of peace rather than destruction. A 25-foot cross was to be raised atop the C-130 in the background, but high winds prevent- ed this from being done. (U.S. Air Force Photo) AT DYESS High Winds Hurt Sunrise Service By PHIL HAMILTON Reporter-News Staff Writer High winds and undeterminec weather put a slight damper on the Easter Sunrise Service at Dyess Air Force Base Sunday, bu1 more than servicemen and civilians turned jut to hear the Rev. Billy P. Smith, associate professor of Bible at Hardin-Sim inons University, preach the Easter dawn sermon. The Rev. Smith cited the res urrection as the perfect example that "even as a man dies, so shall he live again." He told the wor shippers that tven as the Chris! lives within each of us. through Him we too shall find eternal lite The annual service, sponsorec the Abilene Ministerial Associa- tion and the Protestant Chaplain's Section of Dyess AFB, was held in an outdoor theater surrounded by B-47 Slratojets. The 25-foot cross, which was to he mounted atop a C-130 Hercules, behind Ihe platform, was not raised for the occasion because ol the strong winds. Chaplain Marion L. Nelson, ol Dyess AFB, told the crowd that the symbols of military might around them were not instruments of destruction, but instruments of jeuce, through which our country is kept safe from attack. Among the "instruments of peace" on display for the oc- Auto Hits Pole Here, Killing Man R. B. Lamb, 47, of 2102 Swen- son, died at a.m. Sunday at Icndrick Memorial Hospital after lis car crashed into a telephone iole about an hour earlier at Drape and Ambler. At Kiker-Warrcn Funeral Home, vhere the body was taken, of- icials said relatives of Mr. Lamb he may have suffered a icarl attack while driving. They ;aid he had two light heart at- acks since moving to Abilene in He was born June 16, 1914, in dilam County and had been a of Abilene since Feb He moved here from ihreveport, La. Mr. Lamb was a building con- ractor and a veteran of World Var II. He was awarded a bronze ,tar with an oak leaf cluster. Funeral arrangements are pcnd- ng at Kiker-Warrcn. A member of the Church of Christ, he is survived by eight ihildren, Roy, Jimmic, Steven, Fohnny, Hughie, Esther, Lorene, Barbara, and Cora all of Rock- lale; three brothers, Andres of doing Star; Ernest of Burkbur- icli, Leslie of SaVi Antonio; Iwo istcrs, Mrs. Cora Wilson of Hous- on and Mrs. Belle Holloway of larlingcn; and his mother, Mrs. Bell Lamb ot 2102 Swenson. NEWS INDEX SICTION A 2 4-S 10 I casion was the Air Force Atlas F Intercontinental Ballistic Missile the first public showing of thi missile since its arrival at Dyess Assisting with the service, in ad dition to the Rev. Smith anc Chaplain Nelson, were the Rev Gene McCombs, pastor of the Pioneer Baptist Church, the Rev Charles H. Boaz. pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, and Rev. Ray Neill Johnson, pastor o Sec EASTER, Pg. 6-A, Col. 2 500 Attend Community Easter Rites More than 500 worshippers braved a gusty Easter dawn at the Tower Twin drive-in theater to hear the Rev. Leon Birnbaum of Zion Lutheran Church speak on the theme "The Glorious Eastei Story." "We can gel to the real job of Easier only when we know (he price it cost Rev. Birnbaum said. He reviewed the conclusive facts of Inspired Scripture to show that there can be no doubt of the resurrection reality, and assured the worshippers that because Christ rose from the grave we too, through faith in Him as Savior, shall arise with a glorious body. This loth annual Community Easter Sunrise Service, the orig- inal such service presented foi Ihe community in Abilene, is un- der the joint sponsorship of Zion Lutheran Church and Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Fred Mattil led Ihe as- Sec SERVICE, Pg. 6-A, Col. 4 Comici 11 Moon Shot Try Is Scheduled Today at Cape CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) systems were reported in a "go" condition Sunday for an attempt to launch the Ranger 4 spacecraft" towards the moon Monday. Project scientists reported mi- nor problems had cropped up earlier in the Atlas-Agena B }ooster and in the payload but lad been corrected. The huge rocket is scheduled to blast off late (Monday afternoon .0 start the 730-pound gold and silver spacecraft on a 60-hour journey to the moon, miles away. The launching is the first of ,hrce space shots scheduled here .his week by the National Aero- nautics and Space Administra linn. On Wednesday, the Saturn su perboostcr is to have its second est firing, to be followed on Thursday by the once-postponed effort to orbit an international sa- ollile developed by the United itatcs and Great Britain. The maiden test of the Centaur high- energy space vehicle, postponed a fifth, time Saturday, may iqueeM init, tchtduto, WTIJOH31W 2 Die in Crash East of Ballinger 9 Injured, 1 Critically, In Accident BALLINGER two-car smash-up five miles east of Ballin- ger Sunday killed an Cdessa man, 'atally injured his 6-year-old daughter and sent nine other per- sons to the hospital. Pronounced dead on arrival at he Bayinger Clinic Hospital was J. C. Matthews, 39. His daughter, Karen, died ajiout p.m. Sun- day. Guy Watson, 2, a passenger in :he second car, was reported in critical condition at the hospital with severe head injuries. Matthews' wife age 31, was listed n "good" condition at the hospi- al, although she was in shock. Mrs. Matthews received cuts and jruises in the accident. The Watson boy was taken by ambulance to Hendrick Memorial Jospital in Abilene iate Sunday night for additional emergency reatment. Matthews was the driver of a .959 Chevrolet traveling west to- vard Ballinger. Highway pa- rolman H. H. Anthony said Matthews evidently tried to pass a car, saw he didn't have time and lit his brakes. He said the car skidded across the road where it vas hit by a 1957 Chevrolet driv- en by Donvin Anderson, 39, if Cross Plains. Anthony said the Anderson car See FATAL, Pg. 6-A, Col. 3 SENATE CANDIDATES' SCHEDULE Scheduled events to be at- tended by the three candidates for the District 24 state Sen- ate post, as reported by the candidates themselves, are as follows: DALLAS PERKINS Monday Albany, Haskell. Tuesday Aspermont, Old Glory, Sagerton, Jayton. TRL'ETT LATIMEB Monday Abilene. Tuesday Haskell County, Haskell, Rule, Rochester O'Brien. DAVID RATLIFF Monday Howard County, Big Spring, Coahoma. Tuesday Albany, Moran. BALLINGER WRECK The is shown in phojos taken at the scene of an accident five miles east of Ballinger in which an pdessa man and his daughter were killed Sunday afternoon. Seven persons were injured, one critically, in a 1956 Chevrolet driven by Dorwin Anderson of Cross Plains, shown in top photo. In picture below, the twisted wreckage of a 1959 Chevrolet driven by J. C. Matthews of Odessa sits in grassland beside the highway. Matthews and his six-year-old daughter, died as a result of injuries received in the smashup. Two other passengers in the car were also injured. (RNS photos by Claude R. Stone Jr.) Rain, Hail Splatter Parts of This Area Ominous black thunderclouds moved into the Abilene area Sun- clay afternoon, leaving rains heavy as 1.10 inches at Winters and scattered light hail. Rains were general over West Central Texas. Abilene's U. S. Weather Bureau reported only .05 of an inch while Dyess Air Force had .03. The U. S. Weather Bureau said ONCE AT SWEETWATER 49 Flying Marks Claimed by Pilot HANOVER, Germany (AP) 'lying a four-engine jet called carlett O'Hara, American avia- Jacqueline Cochrane streaked New Orleans to West Ger- nany Sunday and promptly laimed nearly half a hundred ight records. Miss Cochran, first woman to reak the sound barrier, landed ere Sunday night after a flight lat averaged 489 miles per hour. IT top speed in the Lockheed etstar plane was 620 m.p.h. The flyer, wife of American pen tanufacturcr Floyd Odium, took :f from New Orleans with three ompanions at a.m. Eastern tandard Time. They made fuel- ig stops at Gander, Nfld., and lannon, Ireland, and landed here t 3 p.m. EST. A Lockheed spokesman said at news conference that Miss Coch- an set 24 new records. In Wash- iglon, the National Aeronautic ssociation said she had submit- cd claims lo 24 women's records nd in addition claimed 25 other orld marks, for a total of 49. The AA called this the largest num- er ever submitted for a single ight, Miss Coehran previously had 33 ational and International flight ecords, and 16 of tliese (till are i effect. The major record claimed Sun- wos on international mark for ttanct in itrnight line, for WlrenMo) JACQUELINE COCHRAN shatters records jet plane piloted by a woman. That was for the miles be- tw New Orleans and Gander, over which she averaged 479.8 miles an hour. Miss Coehran was the only worn an to receive the Distinguished Service Medal in World War II for her work in developing the use ot women pilots in Ihe war effort while commanding the women's pilot training school at Sweet- water. Sht in Abilene last Frtnuiy. Sunday night the violent storms with strong winds and large hail- stones could be expected in Stephens. Eastland, Comanche, Erath and Wise counties. In Sun Angelo. heavy rain with hailstones the size of hen eggs pounded sections of Saa Angelo Sunday afternoon. Hail was also reported in Ranger. Rising Star, Tye, Moran, Winters and at Lake Fort Phan- tom Hill. A hospital basement was flood- number of other points. The thunderstorms w e r t touched off by a cool wave that pushed into the state Sunday. WEATHER g. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Wrathcr map, pag; 9-A) VICINITY (Radius o! 40 cloudy apd mild Mon- day with increasing cloudiness Monday night through Tuesday with a shsM cfia ed and runoff seeped into down- S iSTShlPS! town stores at Mineral TEXAS: MMlly where a police dispatcher said N'o important temperature changes. High rains up to six inches were re- ported. Several bands of severe thun- dershowers moved across the northern part of the state Sundaj afternoon and night. Decatur reported inches ac- companied by hail, Justin hac 2.50 inches. Fort Worth 1.88. Dal las 1.26, Winters 1.10, Rising Star one inch and lesser amounts at a 3 Students Lost in Cave TRENTON, Ga. hun- dred experienced searchers probed two eaves and a moun- tainside Sunday for three college students who disappeared myster- iously on a cave-exploring expe- dition. The three-two are Emory Uni- versity fraternity into the area near Lookout Moun- tain on the Tennessee-Georgia border Friday night. Late in the day fresh footprints found the other side of a lake nearly a mile inside a labyrinth if caves tinder .Lookout Mountain hopes that the students would be found alive. -The missing toys were identi- fied by Sheriff Allison Blevins of Dadc County as Bill Bartec lames Mason, both of Atlanta, md Martin Huddlcslon, 19, of Jaytonrt Dcach, Kla. Mason and Uuddloston are the Emory TYK "SORTHWKST TEXAS: Partly cloud, oiutay ami Monday nisht. Increasing cloudiness Tuesday. Few ihundershowers southeast Monday IhroiiKh Tuesday. No important temperature chanses TEXAS: able cloudiness Monday with widely seat, tsretl showers. Cloudy to partb- cloudy Monday nlshl and Tuesday wilh a few showers .lions the coasl A liltle cooto north Monday nisht. Hish Monday 78-83. TEMPERATURES High Consider- Sun. a.m. 7 Sun. 78 for M-hourj ending llow-same date tot i lasl nlsht: sunsel lonsht: 'jlj. Barometer readme at 9 P-m--.S1- Humidity at 9 p.m. 74 Kr cent. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year DYESS AFB PHANTOM HILL LAKE BALL1NGEK BKECKENRIDGE BUFFALO GAP CISCO........................ CASTLAND.................. LAWN ,IORAN...................... OVALO PUTNAM.................... {ANGER USING STAR.......... I. Tl'SCOLA.................... .m 4.58 ,W .75 M 31 .1 WINTERS ;