Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1962, Abilene, Texas
ffje Ibttene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 82ND YEAR, NO. 51 ABILENE. TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, PAGE ONE I By Katharyn Duff I YE PAGES IN ONE SECTION Associated Prea EDITOR'S NOTE Bob Nail of Albany is the writer today, for Page One Katharyn Duff who is on vacation. Nail, in case you might not know, is a writer of great ability, an author of plays, the origi- nator of the famous Albany Fandangle. He is also an his- torian, an erudite fellow, a man of great wit. His topic: Brush arbor happenings. By BOB NAIL Katharyn Duff, regular mis- tress of this space, has now anrt then devoted part of it to that nearly extinct institution, the brush arbor. Obbie Cunningham of Albany tells a couple of stories worthy of ad- dition to her brush arbor lore. The sto- ries come from the no longer exist- ent f a r m c o m m u n- ities of Diller and New- comb, north NAIL and east of Albany. In the days before the auto finally annihi- lated them, both communities built big shady arbors as sum- mer shelters for religious gath- erings. There was, Obbie remembers, this family which always ar- rived late for services inten- tionally. Having been saved, they seemed to figure they were past further penitence and, therefore, humility. Papa, a rancher, had been selling his calf crop at a right satis- factory price three years running. Mama had a hired girl to help in the kitchen. The boys had ponies of their own and tha girls wore Fort Worth dresses. So they made quite a high-toned procession during the last verse of the opening hymn, moving down center aisle to a reserved bench up front, There was also a cat, sleek, well fed, pampered pet, and somehow he annoyed the back- bench people more than the fam- ily. He always came in the sur- rey with mama and the girls and followed the family down the aisle with a nice feline imita- tion of their assurance of being among the elect. He kept his tail high and flicked the tip of it as he passed forward to sit with the quality. A certain back-bench boy got enough of all this. One night the boy reached toward the ar- rogant tail and fastened a clothes pin on it. There were, Obbie says, forty forked posts holding up the brush roof. The one this screaching cat chose to climb was right by the preach- one holding ,a kerosene lantern so that the preacher could read scripture. On his way up, the cat knocked the lantern down. He tore into the roof, scattering dead mesquite leaves like con- fetti. The lantern spilled fire on he straw spread over the dirt loor. The women rushed the children outside to safety. The men boot-stomped the flames, loth the organist and the preacher were completely un- lerved. She couldn't peddle an- other hymn to save her and he couldn't think of a single soul- saving text the cat clam- wring through the brush roof and mama yelling for the hide of he boy who had mistreated her pet. They decided to call off services that night. Obbie's other story is about a different preacher, an elderly evangelist who came every sum- mer and always, to close his irotracted meeting, delivered :he finest sermon he had ever prepared The Wings of Gold. People looked forward to that special message and he was sort of proud of it himself, adver- tised it ahead like a coming incidental ref- erences and outright announce- ments. The climax of the sermon, year after year, was an exhor- ;ation with the rhetorical ques- :ion, "Don't you hear them, srethren the Wings of Gold, ipvering over this tabernacle tonight? Don't you hear It was almost too pat a coin- cidence that a day or so before :he preacher was to give his masterpiece one summer, the sack-bench boy who clothes- pinned the cat and some other xjys of the same basic char- acter found a buzzard who had gorged itself on dead calf. Too [ull to take to the air or run fast, it was easily caught. (All right you can antici- pate the ending.) After a period of digestion, the buzzard was, of course, back in flying condition and, just as the old preacher, final night of the revival, had the congrega- tion listening for the golden wings, the boys ignited a kero- sene-soaked ball of rag rug strips which they had tied to the buzzard's legs and released the bird from the far side of a wag- on parked by the arbor. The preacher had, at last, a startling answer to his annual question. A loud, mad flapping ot wings right over the roof made the congregation scream Yes." Nobody was more as- tonished, maybe terrified, than the evangelist, particularly since the noise was accompanied by the distinct smell of singed feathers, which might have meant a different spirit from the one invoked. When he and the congregation ran outside, the mystery was more amazing. A strange light bobbing over the mesquite tops yonder, dimly re- vealing, to sharper eyes than those of most of the elderly peo- ple present, what looked like a scorched buzzard. Obbie says there are still old folks around who never learned the trulh of that night, still con- sider it the greatest religious experience of a lifetime of brush arbor meetings. Tomorrow's columnist: Weatherman Sitchler. A mm svx'3i SVTWO V Miss Dies, Probably a Suicide Autopsy Results Marilyn Told Of Trouble With Sleep By JAMES BACON AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) Marilyn Monroe, no stranger to psychiat- ric treatment, called her psychi- atrist Thursday hours jefore she died. Detective Sgt. R. E. Byron, first police officer on the scene, added that Dr. Ralph Greenson had ad- vised the glamorous movie queen :o take a ride, to the beach. "Dr. Greenson said Marilyn had called him about p.m. and ,old him she was having trouble Byron said. Police estimated that Marilyn died shortly after she retired for the night at 8 p.m. The police were notified of her death at a.m. by Dr. Hyman Engelberg. Not Conclusive By BOB THOMAS AP Movie Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) Blonde and beautiful Marilyn Monroe, a glamorous symbol of the gay, ex- citing life of Hollywood, died tragically Sunday. Her body was found nude in bed, a probable suicide. She was 36. The long-troubled star clutched a telephone in one hand. An emp- ty bottle of sleeping pills was nearby. Miss Monroe, fired from her last movie, had been in seclusion for weeks at her rambling Span- ish-style bungalow in Brentwood. At midnight her housekeeper, Eu- nice Murray, noticed a light in the actress' bedroom. The light was still on at 3 a.m., and Mrs. Murray got no answer ENTERTAINING TROOPS Marilyn Monroe, 36, when she called shown entertaining U.S. troops in Korea in 1954, was Byron said Miss Monroe spent deaci Sunday in her home in Brentwood, a Los most of the day at home Satur- day. The last person she spoke to was Eunice Murray, her housekeeper. Byron said Mrs. Murray said that Marilyn talked about her conversation with the psychiatrist. She said she didn't think she would take a ride to the beach but might take a ride nearby if she couldn't Byron said. Then she went into her room with a cheerful, "Good night, hon- ey" to Mrs. Murray. The housekeeper said she no- ticed nothing unusual about her condition and thought nothing about her early retirement. I went to bed at midnight and I noticed that the light was still on in Marilyn's bedroom but I didn't think that the de- tective quoted the housekeeper as saying. But the housekeeper awakened at 3 a.m. and became concerned she saw the light still on in the bedroom. She tried the door but it was locked. 'Somehow, it didn't seem right. It seemed strange and the housekeeper said. "I went out- side and looked in the window and saw Miss Monroe lying on the bed. That's when I called Dr. Greenson." Greenson arrived in a few min- utes and took a poker from the fireplace. He broke the glass to Marilyn's bedroom window, reached in and unlocked the latch. Greenson told Byron that he found Miss Monroe lying face down with covers tucked around her shoulders. A telephone was in her hand. Angeles suburb. (AP Wirephoto) Soviets Make Nuclear Test UPPSALA, Sweden I AP) The Soviet Union exploded a big nu- clear bomb high in the atmos- phere Sunday. Swedish estimated it to be in the 40-metagon range, second only to the soviet 50-ton bomb set off last fall. A Norwegi- an scienlist said his instruments showed only that it was smaller than that one and U.S. officials would say only that it was "in the megaton range." The blast was estimated to be In the 20-mcgaton range by the Japanese Meteorological Agency. Whatever the isize, the blast carried out Premier Khrushchev's threat to resume testing in retal- iation for U.S. Pacific tests. Uppsala University's Scismolog leal Inslitule, which classed the blast as in the range of 40 million tons of TNT, said it occurred at a higher altitude than the Sovi tries of 1961, which was cli maxed by luperbnmh. Recordings at the institute in-1 kicked off a new round of Soviet dicated the test was carried out at the Soviet atomic testing ground on the island of Novaya Zcmlya, in Siberia, about miles cast of Uppsala. In Washington, the State De- partment deplored Soviet resump- lion of atmospheric testing as a "somber episode." In Japan, only nation to feel the wrath of an atomic bomb in wartime, a gov- ernment spokesman said the new Soviet testing "is regrettable for world peace." The big blast appeared to have NEWS INDEX JICTION A AmuMlMMl Sport. 4, S Uttorich 4 TV Scwt CMiict (Mit-TV 11 military maneuvers in the fai north, designed among other hings to test new nuclear wcap- M1S. The Soviet Foreign Ministry re- iised to comment on the report of a new test, and tight security blanketed the military maneuvers n the Arctic Circle. The Soviet government announced two weeks ago, however, that land, sea ant air maneuvers would begin Sun day. The Soviet Defense Ministry said the troops would "conduc maneuvers with the actual use o various types of modern wcap ons. Western military experts said new tactical weapons would prob ably be tried out under battlcficl conditions during the 11-week per iod, as well as n scries of expert mental nuclear blasts. Impartial Peruvian Election Promised By BEN F. MEYER iftat Peru would join the WASHINGTON (AP) The I States and other American president of Peru's military gov-ilics in any new action against ernment junta, Gen. Castro dictatorship in "erez Godoy, promised Perez Godoy said the old th'at Peru's 1963 presidential between Peru and the tions will be absolutely States is an "essential and that the winner will get the point" of the junta's policy of office. (cooperation with other That point was mentioned by i republics in defense of "the President Kennedy at his and values of democracy." conference last Wednesday as on which "clear assurances" are esired before the United ACTION recognizes the Peruvian which took power rather than 1 cept the results of this II IVWII The viewpoints of Gen. Godoy were expressed in I replies to questions submitted a correspondent in In addition to his T T on election plans, Perez dodged a clean government Sweden (AP) 3eru, operating on a and weary eyed, Sherri budget, announced the came to Sweden on Sun- readiness to join other to seek abortion of the baby nations in collective action fears may be deformed by Communist penetration, and drug thalidomide. ered continuing friendship to am hoping and praying that United States and the other Swedish medical men Will be ern to help me saic Diplomatic observers here Finkbine. 30, who failed to ulated the general's approval for an abortion from might help Hear the in her home state of for U.S. recognition of 'the government. U.S. officials her schoolteacher husband >ressed keen interest in the the attractive brunette dies but withheld comment into Stockholm from Copen hey could be studied in after a transpolar fligb U.S. aid to Peru was cut off Los Angeles. after the junta seized announced that they wil Perez Godoy stressed the a Swedish doctor Monday ir is strongly anti-Communist, first step of a compiicater he Communist party would to obtain medical sane )e allowed to participate in to abort her pregnancy o elections next June 9 because three months. constitution of Peru forbids hope not to have to wai The junta, he said, if necessary we will do with Peru's international Finkbine said. "We know tions, is ready to take part in is no 100 per cent certainty ective continental action being granted an abortion here any form of Communist at least we think we wil ion." It seemed clear he a fair judgement on reason THIEVES medical and not mora grounds and after all sevcra American doctors have strongl; our case." Finkbine retired at Aubrey M. Blalnck of hotel and slept sevcra Avenue T, Snyder, .Her husband, accompaniet while he was attending reporters, spent more than a ices at the Calvary touring the city. Church Sunday evening again criticized th one stole the that has been given thei from his 1955 Chevrolet, After reports that the was parked in the parking seek an abortion abroad, h just cast of the "some crank. 1 don't Blalock (old police that hooked tickets in thci theft occurred between for Sweden on Friday, and before they actually arrange J. H. Maynarrt, 1836 S. passage. reported his house said a friond of the famil between a.m. for their trip and their few and p.m. Sunday. are staying with grant was taken, he in the States. "Yo and knocked on the door. It was locked. Alarmed, she called Miss Monroe's physician. Dr. Ralph Greenson. Breaks in He arrived and broke a bed- room window with a fireplace poker. He entered the room and found Miss Monroe in bed, face down. He said later she appeared to be dead, but he called another physician. Dr. Hyman Engelberg The latter pronounced her deac and summoned police at a.m. They told police Sgt. Joseph Clemens that she was in bed nude the covers pulled up to her neck In her hand was a telephone which was off the hook. On the table next to the bed were numer ous bottles, including an empty container of nembutal, a drug to induce sleep. Police said no notes were found A coroner's representative said an 'arly investigation indicated sui- cide. Shortly thereafter, an autopsy vas held, but county Coroner Theodore Curphey said results were inconclusive. "We do know it was not a natur- al he said, "but further ests will have to be made." He said it might take several days before it could be determined low she died. Miss Monroe's attorney, Milton iuden, appeared at the home and said he had spoken to her Friday night to discuss a meeting Mon- day. In Good Spirits "She seemed in good enough he said. "Naturally she felt very bad that she was not able to finish the movie, 'Some- hing's Got to Give.' "We were still negotiating to re- sume the picture and she was happy about that possibility." The actress had been depressed since she was fired from the film in June by the studio where she rose to fame, 20th Century-Fox. In a curious throwback to her Doctor CURVY DISPLAY Marilyn Monroe displayed her curves at a charity show in New York in 1955. (AP Wirephoto) early fame as a calendar girl, she lad performed a nude swimming scene for the film. The studio dismissed her anc sued million damages. It claimed she was malingering. She said she had been ill. Arriving late, sometimes by hours, was not uncommon to Marilyn. She always before had been forgiven for tardiness. Possible Resumption In recent weeks there had been reports the film might resume, with Miss Monroe playing oppo- site Paul Newman. Her original costar, Dean Martin, was unavail- able. No word came from Miss Mon- roe during the stormy weeks fol- lowing her firing. Her sole appearance in print was a Life magazine article last week. She didn't discuss the con- tract dispute, but she did reveal some of her inner turmoil. Of the stresses of fame she said: "Everybody is always tug- mow IK sam I am a teacher's'0? at you. They'd all like sort and my economic situation is not a chunk of you. They kind of 103 Hottest In 3 Years Think it was hot in Abilene Sunday? It was, with the temper- ature reaching a sizzling 103 de- grees at the Municipal Airport weather station, the hottest tem- perature here in nearly three years. Max D u r r e 11, meteorologist technician at the weather bureau, said Sunday's reading was the hottest since the mercury reached 105 degrees here on Aug. 30, 1959. Sunday marked the second seculive day that Abilene swel- tered in 100 plus temperatures. The high Saturday was 102 de- grees. More of the same is forecast for Monday and Tuesday, Durrett aid, with highs expected to range rom 100 to 105 degrees. Low Mon- day night will be from 75 to 89 degrees. Abilene was not alone in the lent wave. Jlrs. Pearl Witt in Ballinger reported a hiph of 109'i degrees, the highest reading there n several years. Snyder recorded an unofficial high of 106 degrees and the mer- cury stood at 103 degrees as late as p.m. Sunday. Among other )oints reporting 100 plus tempera- urcs were San Angelo, 107 and Waco, 103. he said, ,00 good." Finkbine said he respects the iews of those who object to abor- tion, but said he and his wife 'consider it an entirely wrong :hing to give birth to a baby that might be deformed." Mrs. Finkbine, star of a Phoe- nix children's television program, :ears her expected child might be with a deformation because she took thalidomide in the early stsges of her pregnancy. Thalido- mide is blamed for thousands of armless and legless babies born a Europe, Australia and Canada The Arizona court refused the Finkbines' appeal for a legal abor- :ion, because the only ground on ivhich it could be granted would be if the mother's life were in danger. like to take pieces out of you. I don't think they realize it, but it': like 'grrr do this, grrr do that." But you do want to stay and on two feet." Fame a Burden She added: "Fame was a spec- ial burden, which I might as well state here and now. 1 don't mine being burdened with being glam- orous and sexual. But what goes with it can be a burden. The end of her life was market inauspiciously. A coroner's repre senlative covered her slim body with a simple blue cotton blanke and put it in the cargo space o his blue station wagon. He drove to a mortuary in nearby West- wood Village, and teicr her body WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HEATHER Bl'REAU (Weather Map. Tag? 12-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY 'Radius 40 Clear to partlv cloudy and hot hroiiKh Tuesday. High both days 100 to 05, low Monday nichl 75 to GO. NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS: Fair and hot Monday and Tues- day. High Monday 98-106. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to cloudy Monday and Tuesday. No! ;is warm north- Panhandle Tuesday. High Monday 98- 16. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to cloudy and hot Monday and Tuesday. Higb Mon- day 100-108, and IOM .ind.7 and low IQW for -4-hours ending same dale last year: S HiBh p.m.: H "s'uiSl- last "'Shi: 5-56; sunsi't Ionic1- MARILYN, Pg. 2-A, Cols. per cent. 28.06. Kennedy Supports Changes In Drug Control Measure By CORNELIUS F. HURLEY HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) Kennedy is backing a series of amendments to a pend- ing drug control bill to give the government greater power to re- move unsafe or ineffectual drugs from the market, the summer White House disclosed Sunday. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger announced that the amendments, covering 25 pag- could remove a drug such as [of great concern, thalidomide from the market, I He said the amendments mce it had been licensed. Thalidomide, now blamed cs of text, James 0. were sent Eastland, to Sen. D-Miss., chairman of a judiciary subcom- mittee which now has the bill. Under present law the govern- ment would have had to go to court and establish a case before deformation of thousands of ba- bies born in Europe, never was licensed in the United States. The President Saturday ap- proved award of a gold medal and citation to Dr. Frances 0. Kclscy, the medical officer of the Food and Drug Administration who refused approval of thalido- mide for human use in this coun- try. The President said in a letter to Eastland that protection of the American people against unsafe and worthless drugs is a source j proposed, along with improve- for ments in existing law the Judi- ciary Committee already has ap- proved help assure American people that any drug on the market today is safe and ef- fective for its intended use: That it has the strength and quality represented; that the promotion material tells the full story about the possible bad effects as well as the the whole truth about its therapeutic usefulness; and that it was pro- duced in carefully inspected drug establishments under adequate manufacturing controls."