Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1962, Abilene, Texas
tlRfje Abilene MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 82ND YEAR, NO. 62 01 HDHVH SVX31 SVtlVO PAGE ONE EDITOR'S NOTE Today's columnist, the final guest writ- er for Katharyn Duff, is Lon Pate, Haskell Free Press ed- itor, chronicler of his town's doings for more than 40 years. Lon got his first part-time job with the Free Press when he was 11 (he was born in '00) and by the time he was 19 was a fulltime writer. His topic: Some Haskell stories. By LON PATE Plans announced for demolish- ing the old county jail building will remove one of the town's landmarks and one which had a stormy beginning. When the news got out in 1909 that the Commissioners' Court had decided PATE literally. Overnight, a two-strand barb wire fence appeared around the site, with a tent stretched in- side. Sitting in front of the tent on a camp stool the next morn- ing was one of the protesting property owners, the proprietor of a livery stable nearby whose home was less than a block away. Lying beside the camp itool was a Winchester. The man greeted friends cor- dially, but made it clear no one was to come inside the fence. None tried. The sherilf and several coun- ty officials, all close friends of the man, came to the fence and talked with him, but he was firm in his determination the jail would not be built there. After a week's ing which his neighbors with- drew their support one by one, the man finally relented in his opposition, picked up his Win- chester and stalked across the street to his livery stable. An earlyday saloon in Has- Veil. "The Road to got its name from an itinerant sign painter who received in mon- ey and worth of whisky for painting the sign, according to old files of The Free Press. Oscar Martin, founder and ed- itor of the newspaper, comment- ed at the time, "It's the most truthful saloon sign I've ever seen." The pioneer editor had labor troubles, mostly with printers who would get on a prolonged jag and delay publication of the paper until they sobered up enough to set type. Disgusted, Editor Martin once told a printer coming to work after a three-day drinking bout: "The next time you get drunk, you're fired. On top of that I'm going to write you up and tell people what kind of sot you are." The repentant printer stayed on the straight and narrow sev- eral weeks. Then he broke over. Editor Martin hunted up the printer and handed him what money he had coming, with the admonition: "You're drunk again, and I'm going to write you up, like I told you I would." The printer, bleary-eyed but chesty, fired back: "Go ahead and write me up and be I can start out on foot and walk out of your circulation territory in half a Back around 1910 a rancher who had lived on Paint Creek for years decided to move to Haskell and was in the market for a home. After looking at sev- eral good buys, he'd turn them down. Real estate agents were puzzled, they knew (he price was reasonable and each house had a good well of water, a major consideration. One real estate man had an Idea. After showing the rancher house he had listed, he cas- ually remarked: "I'm thirsty, believe I'll draw a bucket of wa- ter and we can have a cool drink." Going to the well, he drew up a bucket of water and handed the farmer a dipper. Instead .of the usual clear wa- ter, this had a slight reddish tinge. After drinking a big dip- per full, the rancher comment- ed "Bc.il well water I've tasted anywhere in town." The real estate man made quick .'ale. Hll secret: He'd doctored the well with red clay from Taint Crtek. ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, 3AV 3100 Vttft TY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 9909 XB OD S31VS Auociated Preu mm mm aoiAHSs wii JOMSIN mmm mm Hopes Fall for Early Satellite-Bill Finish Morse Vows Amendments 'JUST BALONEY' George M. Humphrey testified Thursday before the special Senate stockpile commit- tee that previously made charges that he and his in- terests made unfair or improper profits from govern- ment nickel contracts were "just baloney." (AP Wire- photo) WITHOUT GOVERNMENT SALE WASHINGTON (AP) Oppo- nents of the administration's com- munications satellite bill shattered Thursday whatever hopes Senate leaders had for a quick windup of e battle to pass the measure. Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., said he intends to call up about 30 more amendments even though he they said he realized none of them has a chance of being adopted. Morse told the Senate he had received from former President House-passed Humphrey Says Better Profits Were Possible By W.B. RAGSDALE JR. WASHINGTON (AP) Former Secretary of the Treasury George M Humphrey said Thursday his mining company would "have made tsvice as much ami had a much better business today" if it hadn't sold nickel to the govern- ment. He described charges ;the million stockpile" deal resuitecl in excessive profits as "just balo- ey." And he said government ac- countants who reported high prof- its just didn't understand the sit- uation. Humphrey's claim his company could have made greater profits came in response to Sen. Strom Thurmond. D-S.C., who had su; gestcd profits of 20 to 26 per cent per year were "a little bit exces- sive. .in dealing with your gov- ernment." The former key figure in the Eisenhower administration said a mining company in disposing of ore sells assets it can't recover. He said the government re- ceived not only nickel badly need- ed for defense purposes at below present market prices but also spoiled tip the first nickel produc- ion in the United States. "There was no chance to lose and you were dealing with our Thurmond persist- ed. "That's where you and I disa- Humphrey replied. He added that a profit of "25 or 30 per cent or something like that on a wasting asset is not undue The hearing ended in confusion over whether important records about the deals had been de- stroyed by the Hanna Co, as a government accountant has testi- fied. Humphrey, who will return to :estify further Friday, denied any- thing significant had been de- stroyed. Walter Marling, president of Hanna Mining Co., said only checks were destroyed, after the normal period for retention had expired. Even then, he said, vouchers and carbon copies of the checks were retained. Also, he said, a careful record was kept of every thing that was destroyed. Sen. Stuart Symington, D-Mo., chairman of the Senate Stockpile Investigating subcommittee, noted that the accountant, Walter Hen- son, had testified "that more than that destroyed the records, said checks were destroyed and they he couldn't understand how thisi were not given records of the checks that were destroyed." Symington said this difference resolved in would have to be further testimony. Robert A. Shiff, president of Naremco Services, Inc., New lYork, the recort-keeping firm Cleveland office. could have occurred, if it had. He said only those records were destroyed that had no reason to be retained, but acknowledged he had not been present during the first three months of this year when his staff was at Hanna's 1 IN A ONCE IS ENOUGH WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMKRCK WEATHER HIlREAtT (Weather Map. 211) ABH.ENE AND VICINITY iKmliiu Hilr-sl Partly cloudy anil hot through Saturday. High Friday low Friday nishl ?S. hleli Saturday loo.. NDI1TII CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS: Clour to cloudy Friday and Sal inlay. Illsh Friday Mj. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to cloudy Friday and Saturday. Late thundeniltaw- era weal north portions. Warmer north Friday. Illin Friday In SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to cloudy Krlitay and Saturday with Mattered Inte Ihunitcrshowera mainly eaat and aoulh IflBh Friday In the TRtirii. a.m. 78 75 74 74 77. 71 70 77 11.1 Thin. p.m. 94 95 9S IW 92 M M lllHh and low for 24-hmira rntllnil p.m.: M and M. Hlxh and Inw flame dale laM year: M 'siiniel toil nllhf: nmrlie today: minuet Innltfil: reartlni at p.m.: JI.JI. Hiimnlilv 9 pm. 40 per cent. VALDESE, N. C. Wl It was just like a scene out of a science fiction nightmare. Needles at the Waldesian Hosiery mill stopped for a moment, then began running backwards, entangling, instead of knitting socks. Conveyor belts in manufac- turing plants began backing up, hurling goods towards the wrong end of production lines. Power boilers spewed flames and smoke as forced drafts went backwards and blew air through fur- naces, instead of outward as normal. It lasted a few unbelitvable moments. Then the electric power stopped for a few sec- onds and returned to normal. A Duke Power Co. spokes- man said it all was caused by what he termed a "phase re- versal" in the line feeding power to this amall western North Carolina town. The utility company was in- stalling equipment in a new transmitting and distri- buting substation Tuesday when the reversal took place. The spokesman said an equip- ment failure caused the re- versal. Telephone service between here and nearby Morganton ceased abruptly during the freak event, adding to the town's frustration as it tried to find out what was going on. The disturbance appeared only lo affect the three-phase electric motors, not the single- phase types usually found in household appliances. The power company spokes- man said the chances of such a power reversal are about one in a million. Harry S. Truman a letter telling him he was right and to "keep up the good work." And Sen. Estes Kefauver, D- Tenn., said he has at least two additional amendments he wants voted on, and perhaps more. As leaders of the opposition, were asked by Sen. Everett M. Dirksen, R-lll. to let the Sen- ate know what the outlook was for completing action on the measure. Morse said that under the de- bate limitation in effect since the Senate invoked its anti-filibuster rule two days ago, he won't be able to discuss his amendments: but will have the clerk read each one. I "You can dispose of them as rapidly as the clerk finishes read-( ing them with the guillotine mo- tion to lay them on the ho said. "How many amendments will we have the pleasure of guil- Dirksen asked. Morse replied that he didn't want the record on this "mon- strous" bill to be closed without a complete history oi the pro- posed amendments. Morse's estimate proved to be on the optimistic side. After the Senate killed off four more of which it took a clerk 33 minutes to jority Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana abandoned his announced plans for a late session and. re- cessed the Senate at p.m. until Friday morning. Before he did so, he had a hud- dle on the floor with opponents of the bill, and reported to his col- leagues afterwards he believed only six or seven more roll-call votes would be necessary Friday. However, some doubt was thrown on this by Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., one of the most adamant foes. Long emphasized that Mansfield had no firm agreement for a final vote by midafternoon, and the ma- jority leader quickly agreed. He sairl. however, that, "We have a gentlemen's agreement and I am sure it will be honored." The Senate earlier in the day had cleared away one big obstacle to final action on the bill by re- jecting a proposed civil rights amendment. By a vote of 54 to 37 the Senate swept aside a move to write into the bill a clause barring any em- ployment discrimination in (he projected new venture. Linda Ware Queen Of Farm Bureau 1961 TIPOFF IGNORED Mahon Says He Warned of Estes Reporter-News Capital Bureau WASHINGTON Rep. George; Mahon of Lubbock said in a House released Thursday that he had tried to alert a U. S. Ag- riculture Department official to some of Billio Sol Estes' business dealings in the fall of 1961, but no action was taken. The congressman said he tele- phoned an Agriculture Depart- ment officer in Dallas Dec. 27, 1961, and told him of "rumors of irregularities" involving Estes' grain storage operations in West Texas after he had heard com- plaints about Kstcs' operations from "responsible citizens" in the Lubbock area. The official. C. II. Moselcy, head of the Federal Grain Pro- gram in Texas, indicated to Ma- hon that he did not think Estes' activities were illegal or that Es- tes was receiving any favoritism. 'I warned Mr. Most-ley of the situation and asked for an investi- gation of the Mahon said. The only Agriculture Depart- ment response to the telephone call, Mahon said, was a copy Of a letter sent to a Dcnison man who had expressed similar suspi- cions about the practice of not chnrginR farmers for grain stor- age. The reply Idler Indicated the Agriculture Department found no wrongdoing involved. The disclosure of Mahon's ef- fort to red flag Estes' activities came in the congressman's print- ed comments on testimony by a fired Agriculture Department em- ploye, William E. Morris, con- cerning Estes. Morris, who admitted becoming a "very dear friend" of Estes while serving as a ranking Agri- culture Department employe in Washington, testified to his role in the Estes affair at a clased door hearing before a House Gov- ernment Operations Subcommit- tee in June. The testimony was made public Thursday. Inconclusive Morris' rambling testimony mentioned Mahon and other Tex- as congressmen and senators, and Mahon commented on the "vague and inconclusive" testimony. "The only action I had ever taken with respect lo Estes was to ask the Department of Agricul- ture to investigate stories of ir- regularities which had been brought lo my Mahon said. Mahon said he fell sure Morris did not mean to imply he sought to help Kstcs, but thai if such was implied, "the Implication was totally false." Morris' testimony, covering 142 pages, mentioned Mahon several times. Morris said he accompa- nied Estes when they spotted Ma- hon and walked across a Capitol Hill street with him last January. He indicated there was a discus- sion about grain storage opera- tions. "Estes came by my office a couple of times last January when I was not Mahon said, 'but I later met him in the street while walking from my office to the Capitol and we had a brief conversation which had nothing to do with any business problem of any kind. There could have been no reason to talk grain stor- age problems with Morris. He had nothing to do with grain stor- age in Texas or elsewhere." The congressman also noted Morris' testimony that someone said during the conversation that Estes had grain elevators in all counties in Mahon's congressional district. Mahon said that Agriculture De- partment records show Estes ele- vators in five of the to counties in the district. HER ROYAL HIGHNESS Miss Linda Kay Ware, right, daughter of Mr. and Mrs B B Ware of Abilene, was chosen Taylor County Farm Bureau Queen in a contest held at the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. auditorium Thursday night. Miss Suzanne Orr, left, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarke P. Orr, also of Abilene, was run- ner-up. (Staff photo by Jimmy Parsons) MANY MATTERS COMMISSION Miss Linda Kay Ware, daugh- er of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Ware Abilene, Thursday night was iosen Taylor County Farm Bu- eau Queen for 1962. Runner-up in the contest was iiss Suzanne Orr. daughter of [r. and Mrs. Clarke P. Orr, also 1 Abilene. The Queen and runner-up were wsen from a field of five con- estants who included Joy Kay ancock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Hancock of Ovalo; Ann Wilder, daughter of Mr. nd Mrs. J. W. Wilder of Tus- ola; and Glenda Peevey, daugh- ir of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Peevey Abilene. Robert Tiffany, Abilene insur- nee man, served as master of eremonics for the program, held the Coca Cola Bottling Co. uditorium. Mr. and Mrs. Tiffany rovided entertainment by sing- ig two selections from Rodgers nd Hammerstein musicals. Miss Ton! McMillon, daughter f Mr. and Mrs. R. L. McMillon, ias pianist for the occasion, and udy Cleveland, daughter of Mr. nd Mrs. A. L. Cleveland, served s crownbearer. Three Junior queens also parad- >d for the judges "preparing for he time when they would be con- estants for Farm Bureau uecn." but no selection was lade from the junior contestants. Junior contestants were Carroll ynn Wilder, daughter of Mr. and Irs. J. W. Wilder of Tuscola; ackie Sue Hancock, daughter of [r. and Mrs. Jack W. Hancock of Ovalo, and Elizabeth Eclmond- son, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Edmondson of Abilene. Judges for the contest were Homer Hutto of Anson, Mr. and Mrs. Harris Wright of Anson, Mr. and Mrs. B. V. Newberry of Ham- lin and Ed Cumbie of Bronte. A number of matters con- cerning back taxes, bids, zoning changes and additional deputy clerks were handled Thursday at the Abilene City Commission meeting. With two commissioners out of town, the briefing on the 1962-63 city budget was post- poned until Monday. Details of the commission meeting will be found on Pg. 1-B. Coleman Opens Spirited Show NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sporti Oil IMWI 16 SICTION B Obituoriot 4 Antyitmtntt........... Wonwn'i MWI........4, 7 Editorioli I Comic. TV Scout 14 14 form MWI, morkMi..... IS The congressman said other fee MAHON, <-A. CM. By BOB COOKE Reporter-News Farm Editor COLEMAN The Seventh An- went to Mike Shirley Of Abilene with 143 points. In tie-down calf roping Malcolm nual Junior Rodeo opened before a Osbourn of Valiey springs had the light crowd Thursday night in the d Coleman Rodeo Assn. arena A spirited group of young cow- boys and cowgirls totaling 80 jun- iors and seniors turned in some sparkling performances in each of the 11 events on the program. The show is sponsored by the Coleman FFA chapter and all earnings above expenses go into the chapter's scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded each year to the outstanding sen- ior vocational agriculture student. best time of 16.4 seconds. Second was Jan Vales with 26.0 seconds, and third was Randy Kuykendall of Valley Springs, with 26.1 sec- onds. In the boot scramble, little John- ny Bland of Ozona was first, Mick- ey Shirley of Abilene was second, and Johnny's sister, Deltzie, was third. In the senior girls barrel race, top time of 20.5 seconds was. turn- ed in by Cassie Wilhelm of Op- ine recipient of i._ hv RRSS Scott of Co eman. and scholarship, Bob Traylor, is fea- tured in a match roping contest with Jan Yates, a 16 year old blonde from Cherokee, Traylor, who will start his soph- omore year at Texas next year, has a real match on his hands. The Cherokee gal is lead- ing him by one-tenth of a second at the end of the first round. She has a total time of 67.3 sec- ed by Bess Scott of Coleman, and third was a 20.7 second ride by Becky Bland of Ozona. First place in ribbon roping went to Tom Epperson of R o f k Springs with a time of 15.6. Sec- ond was Rex Bland of Ozona with 15.7, and third was Bill Benson of San Angelo in 15.8. In the junior barrel race first place went to Jan Fisher of An- sne nas a total time 01 sec- "vm onds on three head of calves. I drcws in 20.0 Traylor had 67.4 seconds on three calves. In the senior steer riding, only two of nine cowboys qualified. They were Mickey Shirley of Abi- lene, who marked 148 points on his steer, and Ronnie Greaves of Coleman, who scored 142 points. Little John Bland, one of five Fedtral Crackdown MEXICO CITY Fed- oral District is cracking down on Bland cowboys and cowgirls from employers dodging the 17.5 peso- Ozona, stole the show Thursday II 40-daily wage minimum. Ffye nighl with a sensational 152 point firms have been charged with vlo-iritte on a yearling steer. Second Iplsce In the Junior iteer riding was Deltzie Bland in 20.8 and third was Margaret Davis of Abi- lene with 21.1. Two other events on the pro- gram were still under way late Thursday night. The second pcrformaice of the rodeo will be at 8 p.m. Friday. Corky Chapman of Coleman assembled a good bunch of rodeo stock for the Junior eowboyi and cowgirls. Over-all director of event is Bill Hightowtr, of UM Coleman VA teachers.