Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1962, Abilene, Texas
Ibflrne "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 898 B96T OT 8VX31 svnvo 3AV 3103 9908 xe 03 saivs 81ST YEAR, NO. 314 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY AHSS wiuoaatw r pAGES 1N TWO SECTIONS AuocuUed Prta r 1 Tornado jittery 'West Texans headed for the storm cellars Thurs- day as a band of thundershowers unloosed a host of twisters in a late Thursday night. Areas near needed rain measuring up to two hop sketch pattern across the westers portion of the state. Several of the hit and run WALKER DISCUSSES ISSUES Speaking informally with former Gen. Edwin A. Walker, center, Texas gubernatorial" can didate, at a 'Windsor Hotel reception Thursday night are John Ferguson, left, an Abilene Christian College freshman from Garland, and Dr. Clyde Morgan of Abilene. (Staff photo) Walker Says Washington Running Texas Demo Party By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. United States and Great! 3ritain teamed together Thursday! and launched a scientific satellite.. Former Gen. Edwin A. Walkencoslly governor in the history of charged here Thursday night that and tabbed John Con the Texas Democratic Party ma- chinery is being "manipulated from Washington" by liberal forc- es and insisted that he is the only candidate in the gubernatorial big race free from tics with business and government. Lashing out against two of his opponents, the ultra conserva- tive compaigner asserted that Gov nally as "the Washington can- didate for governor." After making appearances dur- ing the day at Midland, Sweet- water and San Angelo, the veter- an military officer arrived with two campaign aides at Abilene Gen. Walker told a reporter at a reception in the Windsor Hotel that he opposed the state merit rating insurance program where drivers' fines are recorded to de- termine the liability insurance rate-as a "castigation of charact- er." He also charged that the Texas Price Daniel "has been the mostlFort Worth. plane shortly after 6 p.m. for an overnight stay. Friday he flies to Municipal Airport in a private Education Agency is "handling too much responsibility of the of (he people which should be handled at the local level." Stressing the improlance of I solvency in state financing, he I! declared that state government 11 has too many bureaus, too many IBy KatharynDuff WASHINGTON Lyncion B. Johnson has endeavored, his as- sociates say, to keep himself ac- cessible to the public since he become Vice President of the nation. One such effort can be found in the Washington telephone book. You can search the bis, limp volume in vain for some minor congressman from, say, the mid-west. As far as the printed reports go, some lesser lights do not exist for the telephoning public. Not so with Vice President Johnson. There his home address and phone are listed plain as day. "Johnson, Lyndon B.. Hon. (nearly everybody in Washing- ton, it docs appear is 'hon.' as far as (he Bell system is con- cerned) 4040 52 NW, WO (Wood- ley) 6-1030." This public admission that the Vice President has telephone service in his home does at times make for a busy tele- phone. Leslie (Liz) Carpenter, executive assistant to Ihe Vice President, -had an experience with its ringing this week. Mr. and Mrs Johnson were in Texas over Easter and on Mon- day evening Mrs. Carpenter dropped by their home to serve briefly as drama critic for one of the Johnson daughters' school skit. The Johnson's phone rang and Mrs. Carpenter answered. The call was long distance from Georgia for Vice President Johnson but, yes, the party would talk with an executive as- sistant. And into Mrs. Carpenter's'ear there poured n tnle.of woe. from a couple stranded in a Georgia courthouse. The couple desperate- ly, to get to France where the woman's mother was dying. Could somebody help, plertse? The woman, it seems, had come to this country from her native France some 14 'years ago as a war bride and on arrival had somehow omitted clearing de- tails of her arrival with offieisl- donf, This omission had come to light when she and her hus- band undertook the emergency Francs. Could the Vice President help? Well, the Vice President warni't Around, but his staff would undertake to cut the red tape which, in such emergen- cy, needed culling. Carpenter so undertook ind Mccwded at and the couple was able to proceed. A major difficulty Mrs. Car- penter had to surmount: Some immigration officials she need- ed to contact were difficult to locate. Their telephone numbers aren't listed in the Washington phone book. What with her two popular teen age daughters and a very busy husband, Mrs. Johnson's household does al times bustle, her friends say. They cite an example: A short time ago Mrs. John- son was booked to make a speech to a New York City gath- ering. She had chosen a topic, "New Audiences in Old im- pressions and experiences re- membered from recent world travels with Vice President Johnsqn. She knew what she wanted to say but writing it was difficult. Telephones and doorbells in- tenuptcd. Finally she hit on a solution. She gathered paper and pen and her own person into her car and drove to a nearby Hot Shoppe, a drive-in. She parked, ordered coffee and there the Vice President's wife sat to sip and compose. A current joke in Washington: There was this Texan politi- cian who got a call from Pecos the other day and his secretary told him who was calling. ''Billy Sol the politi- cian inquired. A new formula appeared on badges at a recent gathering of Republican women: "Au plus 1120 equals 64." Corne now, you remember the chemical abbreviation for gold! The growth of government is paralleled by the growth of the press corps which keeps up with government. Fittingly enough, the tallest building in Washing- ton is the press building. The abundance of reporters and photographers is demon- strated when the "big" story comes along and the entire corps tries to be in the same place at the same time. Reporters home from cover- ing Mrs. Kennedy's trip to In- dia say the entourage of 75 (most reporters or cameramen) put something of a strain on the places visited. Kennedy went to we the sights of one female reporter recounts, "but when she got there all she could see WAS a ring of rcporlen and photographers lined up to tee her MCinf DM lights." iivisters Hit Avoco Area Near Anson funnels inflicted undetermined pro- turbulent weather, spawned In an 20 mile wide band of showers, perty damage in the Abilene area, unstable air mass ahead of Pacific cracking any number of car wind- but no injuries were known as of cool front, also released much- Anson and Avoca reported twister and a half inches in isolated areas. damage. The eastward moving system of golfball size accompanied the 10- BIG SPACE DAY More Satellites Boosted Aloft Related stories, Pg. 2-A The 23-inen cylinder, bristling with solar cell panels, experiment booms and antenna, was sent aloft This feat, coupled with a jointly explore the ionosphere U.S.-Japanese rocket launching radiation. and Wallops Island, Va., signaled a new era in international space cooperation. The two firings came amid these other developments: 1. America's spacecraft. Ranger 4 crash-landed on the far side of the moon after a 64-hour, mile journey through space. 2. The Soviet Union announced the launching of their fourth Sput- nik in six weeks. The new earth satellite, Cosmos 4, was described by the Russians as packed with instruments to measure radiation and other space-probing gear. 3. The U.S. Air Force fired two mystery satellites a few hours apart from Point Arguello, Calif, At Wallops Island, the United States and Japan joinsd in anoth- er cooperative space venture when an American Nike-Cajun sounding rocket shot a pracel Japanese instruments 75 miles high in another ionosphere-prob- ing experiment. accounts and "too much first employed a Blue Scout combination. These have Surrounded by a group of used for high-altitude re- supporters during the The second had an Allas- Walker at first answered a B booster, such as have porter's question as lo what used for the Samos military rective measures he would satellite series and pose concerning the sales tax, the Midas missile alarm satel- saying that if state series. Other details were kept had not become so the tax would not have Prime Minister Harold visiting in the United Asked again what he is expected to announce recommend as an alternative name for the British-U.S. satel- the present tax. Walker launched from Cape Canaver- ed, "I don't know what's He humorously commented it was known by its the tax was enacted during Gov. Daniel's term and suggested to number, S51. British newsmen dubbed it UK1, for newsman that "You ask Walker advised his listeners Kingdom. state officials should gold-plated satellite was gate the possibilities of oil into orbit by a Thor-Delta duction on Padre Island the most reliable U.S. would bring additional revenue scored its eighth the state before turning the success in a land over to the federal ment as a national officials of both coun- 100 si announced the 132-pound During his reception, at which more than 100 persons met was in orbit when a tracking team at Cape Canaveral tall, stocky candidate, Walker up signals from it after it completed one two-hour whirl See WALKER, pg. 13-A, Col. 1 'around the London Protest Broken By DENNIS block traffic and refused to LONDON (AP) Police into a crowd of about demonstrator started a bomb demonstrators at the but was told by others Embassy Thursday night and cool off. Most simply went limp rested 192 sit-down strikers let themselves be carried to testing American nuclear tests police vans. the in Glasgow, about 20 Early Friday, two and women stormed into the girls carried on the protest consulate office and sat standing in the darkness of the floor, chanting antibomb venor Square with about 30 Police hauled them out and! them off in trucks. The girls said they thought of police surrounded least three Americans huge embassy building in Lon- among the demonstrators and kept antinuclear cam- in line winding a "I saw them being pushed mile around Grosvcnor toward police wagons at I height of the said Susan Parrish, 21, of Storrs, Conn. "It was a real madhouse Honoi it added Christie Johnson, 20, of Beverly Hills, John Coi The police could not say mediately whether any receptions and cof- had been arrested. A arc on tap here Friday for said those arrested were candidate for governor with obstruction and sent home. "They will probably appear in court he Cox and for Mrs. John Connolly, wife of the Democratic gu- The demonstration had candidate. out as a procession around Connally will be honored at square, with police coffee at the YWCA, N. 10th and groups of 10 to 12 at a time from to a.m. the embassy to submit letters Lynn and C. J. are co chairmen for the Police moved in when protestors milled anto the itrent. ut Cox ii to in AMtant Frl- Hail varying from marble to (jay afternoon southeast of Anson WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year ANSON AVOCA BALLINGER BIG SPRING BLACKWELL COLORADO CITY HAMLIN HASKELL JAYTON LORAINE MONDAY RANGER ROCHESTER ROTAN ROSCOE RULE SNYDER STAMFORD SWEETWATER WESTBROOK .16 2.24 4.98 .91 1.40 .50 .50 .40 .41 .58 .95 1.5 .40 .50 trace .10 .61 2.40 1.25 .25 .40 WINGATE 50 WINTERS Steady Rain Rain, Of Course, Greets Rodeo-ers By JIM EATON Reporter-News Farm Writer Stubborn stock and determinec contestants got Hardin-Simmons University's 16th annual intercol- legiate rodeo off to a fast starl Thursday night. The weather, however, provec to be tougher than both the stock and performers. Heavy rain and strong winds about two-thirds way Ijthrough the show sent most of the crowd hurring for their cars, but this failed to halt the show. Rain and the H-SU rodeo seem to go hand -in-hand. This year marked the 14th time it has rain- ed during the 16 yearly shows Many in the crowd came armec with raincoats. Other performances are sched uled for 8 p.m. Friday and a1 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday Needless to say, the rodeo per- formers and the fans would wel- icome better weather. I Leading the colorful grand en- 132-poundjtry. which ushered in the show was the Callahan County Sheriff! Posse, led by Easy Parson. Bill Barrett of Texas Tech had the honor of being the first con- testant. He rode Brown Demon in bareback bronc riding anc quickly hit the dirt, failing lo score. Edd Workman of Texas Tech led the field in Thursday night's competition. He took first in bare- back bronc riding, saddle bronc riding and in calf roping. Workman had a score of 175 in bareback bronc riding. The only other person who placed among the nine riders was H. C. Zachry, also of Texas Tech, with 166 points. Workman's time in calf roping was 13.5 seconds. Walter Arnold of South Plains Junior College in Levelland was second with a time of 14.6. Sherrill Ovcrturff, South Plains, was third with 15.8, while Mickey Powers of Sul Ross Col- lege finished fourth with a 16.5 mark. Donna Jean Saul, Sul Ross, with a time of 20.6, was first in goat tying. Ruth Foster, Sul Ross, was second with 21.1, and Judy Overturff, South Plains, fin- day prior to a press conference in the Windsor Hotel at a.m. He will speak at a luncheon at at the Woolen Hotel for area campaign workers and friends while his wife is a guest at a Pen- sadoras Club brunch at 11 a.m. in the Abilene Country Club. The Coxes will be guests at a p.m. reception on the zanine of the Windsor Hotel. The Brcckenridge drilling contractor will tpeak on KPAR- TV Iran till to B p.m. Picture, Story, Pg. 1-B ished third with a 21.3 mark. Cheryl Allred, South Plains, fin- ished fourth in 31.1. Workman was the only one ol three riders to place in saddle bronc riding. He made 183 points. Taking first in wild mare race ribbon roping Was Walter Arnolc of South Plains with a time ol 10.3. Jimmy Jones, Sul Ross, with a mark of 10.9, was second; Bill James, Sul Ross, was third with 11.3; and fourth place was won by Sherrill Overturff in 11.6 sec- onds. Another feature of the rodeo was the West Texas Barrel Rac- ing Assn. competition. Betty Fry of Abilene finished first with a time of 18.6. Marie Voss, Snyder, was second with 19 seconds flat. Faye Oglesby, Jonesboro, anc Mareva James of Sul Ross, tied for third with a 19.3 mark. Sul Ross is the defending team champion. Other teams entered here in addition to host H-SU are South Plains Junior College, Tex- as Tech, San Angelo College, Abi- lene Christian College, New Mexico State University and Okla- homa State University. Bud Townsend, history teacher at Texas Tech, is the announcer. The stock is furnished by Walt Alsbaugh of Alamosa, Colo. WEATHER V. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HEATHER BUREAU (Weather map, 5-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 miles) Partly cloudy and cooler through Friday, a little warmer Saturday. fligh Friday 75, low Friday nifiht 55, high Saturday 80-85, NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy and cooler Friday. Scattered showers and .....early ind cooler Friday night. Fair" Saturday. hunderstorms mainly cast ending Friday afternoon. Partly cloudy d Friday 74-8i. NORTHWEST TEXAS; Partly cloundy o clear Friday and Saturday. Cooler afternoon and night. Warmer Sat- urday. High Friday 62 northwest to 15 'outhcast. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms Friday. Cloudy and cooler Friday night ant" ilgh 75-85. TEMPERATURES High and low tor ending 9 83 and 59. High (ind low date Urt M nd 53. Sunset last nllM; sunset tonight: IK 9 I lumldlty at 3 p.m. 70 per 'Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 27.87. Hum NEWS INDEX OH WMMII'S i SICTION A SICTION a, 14 U I IV II U shields exposed to the elements. Sightings of funnels on the ground were reported late Thurs- and near the Bradshaw comrnun' ity southeast of Abilene shortly after p.m. An Avoca farmer said he spot- ted a "white streak" which he said could have been a twister extending from the black cloud cover in the afternoon. The Abilene Weather Bureau at the Municipal Airport.received a report at p.m. that an Am- erican Airlines pilot had caught sight of a tornado some 30 miles northeast of Abilene. Extensive property damage was claimed from the tornadic gusts near Anson and Avoca. The other tornados were presumed to have touched ground briefly before 're- tracting into the clouds. The all clear signal for Abilene and the area to the west was sounded about p.m. by C. E. Sitchler, chief meterologist at the Weather Bureau. Rain continued steadily in down town Abilene at midnight, accom- panied by rolling thunder. Central West Texas was first put under thunderstorm alert at a.m. Abilene was included in the warning area about 3 p.m Portions of Shackelford, Callahan and Brown counties were to re- main under the alert until 3 a.m. Friday, said Bob Miller, Weather Bureau technician. Heaviest rainfall totals were at Stamford with an unofficial 2.40 inches, Jayton with 1.50, Avoca with 1.40 -and Sweehvater with 2.25. Communities reporting hail were Anson, Avoca, Stamford, Haskell, Big Spring, Westbrook, Snyder, Swectwater, Roscoe, Jay- ton, Blackwell, Rochester, Mun- day, Colorado City and Rotan. Jones County Sheriff Dave Reeves told the Department oi Public Safety in Abilene that one twister damaged a farm outbuild- ing and snapped a power line near Anson. High winds and-or hail knocked out several windows in the county jail at Anson, he said. 0. B. Cox of Anson reported up to 80 per cent loss to wheat. At nearby Stamford, city streets overflowed a temporary flash flood as 1.70 inches of rain fell within 45 minutes. No damage was reported there, however. Next victim of tornado clouds was the Avoca community. R. T. Winds Smash AF Barracks At Sheppard By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Vicious winds battered Wichita Taylor emerged from his storm cellar to find that his garage with an attached room had been lifted off its foundation and drop- ped in a field about a block away. The windows on the north side of his farmhouse also were shattered. The wind blast leveled a barn on the H. J. Hansen farm on the southern outskirts of the Avoca msiness district. A service sta- :ion sign was blown down, knock- ng over a gasoline pump, report- ed station owner R. E. Hughes. Hansen later discovered that the wind ripped off the porch on one of his rent houses .that was va- cant at the time. Mrs. Glenn Rennels, Reporter- News correspondent at Avoca. said her husband stood outside a storm cellar looking at a "white streak." As the winds increased in velocity, Rennels dasher] for shelter. He said the streak "pass- ed faster than a locomotive." The storm unleashed golfball- size hail steadily from about p.m. to about p.m., Mrs. Runnels said. Mrs. J. D. Hargrove, Avoca school teacher, said the hail stones damaged garages and other light buildings in the community. Much of the wheat crop, which was getting ready to head, suffer- ed extensive damage on sur- rounding farms. At Haskell the Haskell-Knox Baptist Assn. Brotherhood fish fry, which was to have been held at Lake Stamford, was held in- doors at the First Baptist Church when the hail thoroughly thrashed the area. AJ report ;of- a ''twister' from the clouds at Big Spring dur- ing heavy rain between p.m. was not confirmed. There also was an unconfirmed sighting of a funnel southwest of Big Spring. Hawley Man's Train Mishap Injuries Fatal A. L. fLee) Stephens, 41, of Hawley died at Hendrick Memorr ial Hospital at p.m. Thursday of injuries suffered in a truck- train collision Tuesday. Stephens' 1962 Volkswagen panel truck ran into the side of a north- bound freight train at the main grade crossing in Hawley, accord- ing to Highway Patrolman F. J. Terrell. Funeral arrangements are pend- ing at Elliott's Funeral Home. Mr. Stephens was born April 14, 1921 in Personville and moved to Taylor County with his parents as a boy. He married Clara Stevens in Abilene April 17, 1951. He was a member of the Ash St. Baptist Falls late Thursday night, crush- i Church, in addition to being a vet- ing a Sheppard Air Force the VFW here. Mr. Stephens had barracks and felling several pow- ,ived in Hawley for tne past year and was employed there as a salesman for Tip Top Foods. Members of the family will be staying at 1426 Almond while in Abilene. Surviving are his wife; two daughters. Annabelle Lee Stephens of the home, Mrs. Myra Lynn Raney of 2982 Orange; his father, Willie Stephens of Hollister, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Hill at Wiley, Mrs. Jewell Stevens of Woodland, Calif.; two children pre- ceded him in death. er lines. At least one man was reported to have suffered injuries in the Wichita Falls storm. Power failed at the air base on the edge of the city. It was restored after about 35 minutes. Fifth students and a high school principal narrowly escaped injury earlier Thursday in the Texas Panhandle town of Quail, where the roof of the school's library collapsed during a heavy rain- storm. As the thunderstorms and hail continued into the night the east- ern Panhandle was placed under a tornado alert. Two and a half inches of rain fell in 30 minutes at Quail, which is 80 miles southeast of Amarillo. During the height of the storm Pearl Tippie, principal of the Quail High School, niticed water trickling from the library ceiling. He promptly ordered students out of the library. Tippie and the last student had just stepped out of the door when the roof of the one-story building collapsed and tons of water cat- eaded into the room. To prevent the rait ol On school from btinf flooded, stu- dents and others sandbngitd the doorway of the library and knocked a hole In the library to allow the water It im from the room.