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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1962, Abilene, Texas Jlqjorter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 52 SITCHLER PAGE ONE I By Katharyn Duff] EDITOR'S NOT10 Today's guest columnist for Katharyn Duff is the chief meteorol- ogist of the local U. S. Weath- er Bureau station, Mr. Clint Sitchlcr. His topic: Some par- ticular weather and how readers can help him track it. By C. E. SITCHLER Several years ago I made the statement, loud and clear and in public, that a weather fore- caster had no business writing Jor the paper, and vice versa. j. I still hold to that opin- t ion, but Miss Duff pleads that her Si- mon Legree m a n a g- I ing editor won't let her have a vaca- I tion until 1 this column is filled. So it's Soft Touch Sitchler to the rescue. I suppose 1 could exercise a newspaperman's prerogative to choose a subject on which I know practically nothing and then to write with authority on it. I have decided, however, to use the opportunity to make a pilch for better severe storm re- porting from the public although it is late for this season and too early for next year's. As everyone knows, the Weather Bureau is responsible for forecasting conditions for se- vere storm development and for maintaining adequate warning systems for existing storms in progress. Everyone is also fa- miliar with the practice of the Severe Storm Forecast Center in laying out "boxes" approx- imately 120 miles square in which tMdjftfixpect severe storms to develop during a 6-hour pe- riod. Most don't realize, though, that one and sometimes two of these boxes could be laid out between weather stations, and four or five between upper air sounding stations which furnish primary information for fore- casting. Radar closes the gap pretty well after the storms de- velop, and then it is up to the local weather stations and the networks they establish tn fur- nish information and warnings on the storm situations. Weather radar is an extreme- ly valuable tool in storm de- tection, and over the past eight years I have learned to make. this one talk to me, but it is not the complete answer by any means. The radar will tell me where the storms arc and which way they arc moving, and most of the time I con distinguish hail from heavy rain, but it tells me nothing about wind. The oc- casional hook formations are not infallible. We get hooks with and without tornadoes and tornadoes without any distinguishing fea- ture on radar. There is also Ihc problem in that times in which full atten- tion should be devoted to the rndar arc also times when we have most interruptions and in- quiries, practically all legiti- mate and from sincere people. ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING. AU claim out of the tax hinds of Taylor County." Basis of Ihe cross claim filed by attorney Allen Glenn on behalf oi his client. Leo W. Feemsler of 17111 Siindefer, was Ihal the pay1 men! of Ihe court reporter bill by county commissioners by default judgment "would constitute an il- legal expenditure of Taylor Coun- ty tax money." The amended pelilion was filed on the eve of Tuesday's sched- uled 10 a.m. hearing in 104lh Dis- trict Court on Feemster's original answer filed liisl Tuesday. Presiding at the hearing will he IMnd District Judge Sterling Wil- liams of Snydcr, assigned to eree the controversy after 104th District Judge Owen Thomas de- clined to hear the case. Named as third party defencl- nnts in thc new petition were :onnty Judge Ingalshe and Com- missioners Grover Nelson, Joe Cypcrt, Floyd Talc and Dist. Atty. Todd. Tuesday's court hearing coincide with the weekly meeting of the County Commissioners Court at which time commission- ers may be served with court ci- tations in the ease. However, neither Ingalshe nor Todd can be served for at least two weeks, since both officials be- gan their annual vacations over Ihc past weekend, A courthouse source said the case probably will not come to trial before late September, since thc newly involved defendant! more than likely seek additions time to prepare their defense ant to answer thc allegation! brought by Feemsler. Thc source said thc commiS' sinners may hire an outside attor- ney to represent them, since ,Sre ANSWER, Pg. 3-A, Col. 1 An empty bottle marked nem- mtal; it had been filled with 40 0 50 capsules three days before. The condition of the bedroom- bare, not in keeping with what might be expected of a glamor- ous movie star. The condition of her 'Not reported the autopsy surgeon, but indicating 'gross lack of care." The absence of a note: but, said 1 member of the suicide team, notes are left by less than 40 per cent of suicides. The psychological aspects will also be studied: Her troubled childhood; three broken mar- a history of mental illness in the family, including her moth- er and maternal grandparents: psychiatric treatment in recent rears; despondency over being 'ircd from a movie. DOCTOR AT HEARING Sen. Estes Kefauver, D-Tenn., takes a bottle of thali- domide f ram a box as he talks with Dr. Frances Kelsey of the Food and Drug Ad- ministration Monday. Dr. Kelsey met with the Senate Judiciary Committee be- hind closed doors to testify on President Kennedy's proposed amendment to drug control legislation sponsored by Kefauver. (AP WING RIPPED OFF Airliner With 70 Aboard Crashes But None Injured By BOB DAVENPORT KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A rour-engine American Airlines tur-j DO-prop plane with 70 persons aboard careened off a runway, cracked up and ripped off a wing as it landed at McGhee Tyson Airport late Monday. No one was injured. from Dallas en route to summer encampment, aided York. It was scheduled to stop removing passengers. Washington and continue to Aifred who iast ]ost York's La Guardia Airport. m {w Democratic nomina- H. P. Hallock, Knoxville f of ager for American, said the four-1 had engine turboprop craft crashed just before touching down at the end of the runway. The engines in the torn off wing "The plane made what caught fire. Alan Atkins, airport manager, said this probably saved those on board. "If Ihe wing had not torn off, the plane would have burned with the passengers he said. Among the 65 passengers aboard were Reps. Clifford Davis (D-Tenn> and Dale Alford (D-Ark) and Mrs. Davis. Several of the passengers said they felt a heavy gust of wind strike the plane moments before the big turboprop came down. Other passengers said it happend so fast it didn't seem real. The five-member had brought the Electra, Flight 414, NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries 2 Sports 4, Oil news 10 SECTION B Amusements Women's news Editorials 4 Comics..............5 TV Rod.u-TV logs........9 Form news, would call a heavy landing." Hal- lock said. "A strong crosswiml ed with assisting stewardesses in removing passengers after the plane settled. Nancy Root, 23, a stewardess from Dallas, Tex., told of Alford's caught it and the pilot, Capt. Vicjhelp and said: "It was the rough- James of Fort Worth, Tex., was lest landing I ever had. saw a unable to keen the plane on thejbig flash, the plane bounced twice, runway. It veered over to the and then we started skidding." right and tipped over on its right wing." American ordered another plane here to pick up the passengers. Ambulances from nearby towns were rushed to the scene before it was announced there were no injuries. Hallock said the S2-million craft was extensively damaged. He said the right wing was ripped off upon impact and burned. The plane tipped over on the left wing, Dr. Kelsey Testifies At Hearing By JERRY T. BAULCH WASHINGTON (AP) Testi- mony Monday by Dr. Frances Kelsey apparently strengthened President Kennedy's chances of getting at least some added governmental powers to police the use of new drugs. She urged that Congress arm the federal government with the authority requested by Kennedy and described to the Senate Judi- ciary Committee possible danger- ous and unexpected side effects of some medicines. Dr. Kelsey is the government medical official who is credited with preventing the marketing in this country of the drug thalido- mide, blamed for the malforma- tions of thousands of babies in Europe. For this she will receive from President Kenendy at the White House Tuesday the govern- ment's highest civilian award for distinguished service. The Senate committee met in closed session to hear her views on Kennedy's long list of proposed amendments to a measure spon- sored by Sen. Estes Kefauver, D- Tenn. Later Dr. Kelsey declined to discuss with ne1 lieves the original Kefauver pro- posal had been emasculated by some committee amendments. She added that she is not competent to testify on all of Kennedy's pro- posals but in general agrees with them. She accompanied by George P. Larrick, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administra- tion for which Dr. Kelsey works as a medical officer. Larrick told newsmen he endorses the entire list of Kennedy amendments but is not the author of them all. Kefauver said Dr. Kelsey had discussed at length, what he cabled an urgent and demonstrated need for stronger federal powers to keep or take drugs off the market until their safety and efficacy have been proven. Discussions in the meeting, Ke- fauver said, showed some opposi- tion to the President's proposals. But he said the session was ami- cable and the outlook for approval of the proposals is good "provided we don't get bogged down in long hearings." Day-Old Record Broken With 104 Heat records for the year 100. Galveston, with a 91 tinued to fall in Abilene Monday j degree reading, had the low maxi- as the mercury climbed to a and the engines burst into flame. IM dcRrceSi tne hottest! There was hardly a cloud in Davis was returning to Wash- rcafling herc since Aug. 30. Texas sky to cushion the ington after last Thursday s renom- whm ,hc tempcl.ature reached'fiery rays of the sun. No rain was ination in the Tennessee pn- ]05 :reported, none was expected. mary. Monday's scorcher was the; A long range forecast said Tex- Dr. Kenneth W. Newman of Wil- tnird consecutive day in could expect weather 3 to mington, Calif., said the plane had thc temperature hurdled the hotter than usual all week struck a violent thunderstorm justjtury mark- Saturday's high little or no rain except may- before landing. followed by Sunday's reading some trifling showers in the Two Air Force rescue and re- covery squadrons from Knoxville and Johnson City, Tenn., based at nearby McGhee Tyson Air Base Group Formed for Families Of Drug-Deformed Children view Mondy. "The idea is that parents of children with similar ileformations should have the clos- est contacts because they are raced with similar problems." The lawyer contacted a Ger- man pediatrician, Dr. Widukind Lenz, in the spring last year after lis wife anil his sister gave birth :o children lacking an arm. Both mothers had taken lhalidomide during pregnancy. The West German firm that de- veloped thnlidomidc says there is no conclusive evidence thc drug wiled'hi ou" grouiTin Germany was responsible for thc dcformi- Mes. Scnultc-iliilcn said according to HAMBURG, Germany German attorney, father of a crippled boy whose malformation is blamed on thalidomide, has in- itiated an association of German families having children deformed by thc same drug. Thc idea of the association, says lawyer Karl Schullc-Hillcn, is to promote an exchange of opinions on medical, psychologi- cal and educational problems con- nected with the lives of such chil- dren. "Some 400 families are now and 1 assume that we will soon have our contacts on an interna- tional he said in m inter- the drug caused malformations in i.OOO German babies, including] arm, leg, car. eye and other de- fects. He said that outside Germany eases had been established in Fin- land, Sweden, Britain, Holland, land, hwcucn, oriiain, i ou.tnti. c ,if (h hottcs, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, the mn' in United States, Canada, West Africa and Japan. DM German estimate of 103. More of the same is forecast for the next two days, Max Durrett, meteorologist technician at the weather station, said Monday night. High both days will range from 100 to 105. with Tuesday's low reading from 75 to 80 de- grees. Area points reported high read- ings as the heal wave swept across Texas. Ballinger reported 107'z degrees. Roscoc had a high of 105 and Snyder's official read- ing was 1W. Presidio with Supper tier of Texas. WEATHER V. 9. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU IWeather Man. Pue 18) ABILENE AND VICINITY CRadtal miles) Clear to partly cloudy and hot through Wednesday. HiKh temperature 100 to 105. low Tuesday night 75 to BO. NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS: Fair and hot Tuesday and Wed- nesday. High Tuesday 96-1M. tho highest reading in Texas Mon- day afternoon. It was two degrees short of Ihe 111 recorded at Ther- in E tho nation. Cotulla. in Southwest 1 '.Texas, took notional honors Sun- NORTHWEST TEXAS: Fair Tuesday and Wednesday. Not as warm north Tues- day. Tuesday 90 northwest IM southeast. 109 degrees had. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: clear to cloudy ind hot Tuesday and Wednesday. Huji Tuesday 1W-1M. Extreme Southwest Texas: Fair ay and Wednesday. Hlih Tuesday M. 10. Low Tuesday night 03-79. TE.Mrr.RATURE had been so popular as a quilizcr that it was fed to babies to keep them n.uict while the parents went to sec a movie. Ac- cording one unofficial report, three million thalidomide pills were swallowed daily in Germany before it was withdrawn, added, S Both Wichita Falls and San Angelo reported 107 degrees Mon- day, Wink and Laredo 106, Junc- tion, Cotulla and Childrcss 105, Lufkin had 104, College Station....... Midland nnd Waco 103, San Antonio nnd Marfa 102, tin, Fort Worth and Mineral Wells i 101, and BMWMM, DallM and M Hixh and taw tor ii-rnwi n MIM IM lU HUM: ;