Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1962, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 85 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY PAGE ONE I By KatharynDuflj Bob Batjcr. dean of West Tex- as independent insurance claims men, is, according to Expert Witness Elbert Hall, the best atory-teller in town, a worthy successor to the late Ben L. Cox. "I don't know whether it's because people say funny things when Bob is around, or whether they say them all the time and Bob just has the Elbert ponders. "He's like John MeNulty, the New Yorker Magazine main- stay, about whom James Thur- ber said, 'He had an ear for the uncommon nuances in common speech ..the single phrase that lifted a character above a crowd.' MeNulty is the fellow who di- rected a taxi driver to take him to a restaurant that had been his favorite in the years past and the taxi driver said, "No- body goes there anymore. It's too crowded." Batjer has the ear to pick the beauties as they go fleeting by, Elbert says. Like "Way down deep she's shallow...." "Nobody likes me at school be- cause I'm so sincere whether you mean it or not." Bob asked a claimant once what she thought of an offer he had made her, Elbert says. "I guess it's as broad as it is she replied. And another told him, "I al- ways listen to insurance men with a grain of salt." Elbert relates these stories as- told-by-Batjer: One time Bob drove miles out in the country north of Noodle looking for what he calls an eyeball witness to i Merkel ac- cident. Finally, at the end of a John- ton grass lane that followed sev- eral jogs to the right and left off the main road, Bob found his man. The witness was delighted to have company 'way out there and extended the interview as long as he could, describing in clinical detail all the impor- tant and unimportant events sur- rounding the accident. In order to give his story some basis, Bob, who had exhausted his supply of writing paper by this time, asked how he happened to be in Merkel the morning of the accident. The man replied this would have stood up in any court of the land as an adequate reason: "Why, I just went in town to let my watch." Once Bob and the late Abe Langford were going to an oil and gas picnic at Lake Brown- wood and stopped by Burkett for Bob to handle a hail claim. The house was older than a tree and the claim a bit difficult to adjudicate. After Bob and the claimant agreed it would cost to put on a new roof. Boh opened the subject of depreciation. (That was before prescribed percent- ages were written into the pol- icy.) Finally Batjer wore the man down and he agreed that maybe the roof wasn't exactly new and that Bob's offer to depreciate only two-thirds, leaving him was fair. Bob then said, "Now about the deductible At this point Abe, who had until then been unusually quiet for Abe, crawled out of (he car, walked over to the man and growled, "Old Buddy, I'll make you a proposition. You give me J50 and I'll take Mr. Batjer away and make him leave you alone." AFTER JAIL BREAK Miller County Sheriff Rudy Burgess (right) and Deputy Bill Arterbury examine the rope and weapon used in escape of three prisoners Sunday. The deputy, who serves as jailer was attacked as he served breakfast to the trio. One of the prisoners, charged with murder, was Jerrell K. Marlar, 32, of Rosston, Ark. The jailer was badly beaten. Burgess said the escapees were desperate and dangerous. The escapees were believed to be in the Texarkana area. (AP Wirephoto) _________________ PAGES IN ONE SECTION Auaciated Prut (ff) T.Kriisands Protest Berlin Wall Slaying British Disturbed By U2 Missions By PATRICK MASSEY LONDON (AP) Three Ameri- can U2 planes, of the type made famous by Francis Gary Powers, arrived in Britain on Sunday on a mission that drew British political murmurings and growls from Moscow radio. The aircraft touched down at Upper Heywood Airfield after a seven-hour flight from Plaits- burgh, N.Y. Working for the U.S. Strategic Air Command, their mission is to carry out a "high- altitude sampling program" over the North Atlantic. It was 3 V2 which Powers was approach within 100 miles of So- viet territory. The very presence of the planes nevertheless aroused some politi- cal misgivings in Britain. "The government has been wrong to agree to the U2s being based in said Fred Lee, Labor party spokesman on avia- tion matters. "I do not see any physical need for their presence here. What is to prevent them covering the North Atlantic from bases in America. I think timing of it is inappropriate.' A Moscow radio commentator jnoteri that the arrival of the U2s flying on a photo reconnaissance follows tne n'gnts of the Sovict mission over the Soviet Union when he was brought down in May one of the worst crises of the cold war. The British Air Ministry empha- ternational waters and would not space twins. "It is difficult to comprehend the response of the American military, which, with the help of certain British circles, has de- cided on the flight from British aircraft, used for purposes of McAllen Swimmer Killed by Shark BROWNSVILLE man was attacked and killed by a shark in the Gulf of Mexico tues- day while swimming in waist-deep water. Hans Fix, about 40, of McAllen. died a few minutes after the Ishark almost severed his right j ileg. He never regained conscious- ness. Bob Lauer of Harlingen, was swimming a short distance from Fix when he heard him scream- ing. He said the water appeared to be "boiling all around him." He said he pulled the man to shore and tried to bandage his right leg while someone called a doctor. A U.S. Air Force spokesman said the U2 mission is in sample the upper atmosphere for radio- active debris resulting from nu- clear explosions. The aircraft are unarmed and have no photographic the spokesman said. "They will be in Britain for a limited period. They are coming on temporary duty for a scientific mission. Af- terward, presumably, they will go elsewhere." Man Charged With Having Bogus Money PECOS U.S. Commis- sioner Sunday night charged a 42- year-old. Miami, Fla.. printer with possession of counterfeit money after Secret Service agents arrested the man with in bogus currency in his posses- sion. Officers identified the man as Joseph Stribland Allan, Jr., of Mi- ami, Fla. and formerly of Mid. land. Allan was arrested at a home in Midland Sunday. He is now in Reeves County Jail in Pecos. Officers found the money, which bore 60 different serial numbers in and denominations, 'stashed in the truck of his auto- mobile. Secret Service agents called the bogus money an excellent job of counterfeiting. One said it was the best he had ever seen. The bills were printed on 24 per cent bond paper, agents said. An estimated did not have serial numbers. The commissioner R. L. Tole, he placed Allan under bond. He said the charges included possession of counterfeit money and conspiracy to defraud the United States government. Midland Police Chief Harold Wallace, who assisted in the ar- rest, said the money was stashed in the car in small boxes. One, he said, contained in bills marked "good money." A .25 caliber pistol was found in the glove compartment of the car, he said. Allan told officers he was sup- posed to have gotten and dis partners "short-changed1' him. Officers converged on the house at 2 p.m. when they spotted the man's 1962 model car. His lather and brother were in the house. He was cleaning out the garage. The federal agents said they had trailed the man from Miami, through Louisiana, to Abilene, Tex., and Midland. Chief Wallace said the agents notified Midland detectives they suspected the man was in Mid- land visiting his father. The man told officers he had not Arsenol Strikers I May Return Today HUNTSVILLE, Ala. teen hundred strike-idled workers are expected to return to their jobs at Redstone Arsenal on Mon- '.day. U.S. Dist. Judge Clarence W. Dr. .1. A. Hockaday arrived and! recommended that Fix be taken] at once to a hospital. Authorities at Mercy Hospital at Brownsville said he lived for about 20 minutes. Fix was on a Sunday outing with his wife and five children. The scene was just off Padre Island, a pencil thin strip of land extending along most of the Texas Gulf Coast. Allgood issued a restraining order Friday night on a petition from 'the National Labor Relation Board. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sports 4, S Editorials 6 TV Scsut 7 Amusements Comics 10 Radio-TV logs 13 passed any of the bogus money. U.S. TROOPS Berliners, protesting the death of an East German youth felled by Red guards while trying to scale the Communist-built wall to free- dom, jeer American soldiers patrolling the wall near Checkpoint Charlie Sunday. An undercurrent of anti-American feeling, rare in West Berlin, arose because U.S. troops failed to aid the youth who lay bleeding for nearly an hour Friday before Red guards took him to a hospital where he died. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Berlin) ___ WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HEATHER BUREAU (Weather map, pagp 9-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 Miles) Clear to partly clmid.v with not much change in temperature through Tues- day. Hish both days 95-100. Low Monday near 70. NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS Clear to cloudy find hot Mon- day 'and Tuesday. High Monday 99-104. NORTHWEST cloudy TEXAS Clc Monday and Tuesday, isolated afternoon thundershowcrs far northwest. High Monday 92-102. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Clear to cloudy and warm Monday and Tuesday with isolated afternoon and evening thunder- showers. HiEh Monday M-102. TEMPERATURES 80 3-00 it'OO "2 91 93 High and low for 21-liours ending p.m.: 97 and 71. Hi8h low same dale last year: 91 and 6fi. Sunset last nisM: sunrise todw sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.15. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 33 per cent. Nuclear Satellite Attacks Feasible By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON (API-The use of satellites to Wast targets on earth with nuclear explosives is technically feasible, the Air Force viet power has al its disposal. 2. The reported belief of De- fense Secretary Robert S. McNa Civic Leader Of Baird Dies BAIRD (HNS) Ace Hickman, 81, chairman of the Board of the First National Bank here and a prominent civic leader, died of heart attack at his home, about miles cast of Baird, about p.m. Sunday. Born April 19, 1881, seven miles west of Rising Star, he had lived in Callahan County since 1913. He was a rancher. Mr. Hickman was apparently stricken with the heart attack in the yard of his home. He had been active in his business af- fairs until his death. He was a longtime member of the Methodist church, and a teacher of the men's class at the church since 1929. He was also a steward in the local church and had been a district Methodist steward since 1928. Mr. Hickman was a charter member of the Cnllahan County Luncheon Club and a charter member of the Sheriff's Posse here. He was president of the county dralt board during World War II, mara that, at this time, there is and was parole officer here for is advised by some of its weapon no reqi system scientists. This view, expressed to both irement or application of 120 years, Mr. Hickman a military man-in-space program. McNamara believes that the U.S. the Air Force and to a space program does not sional Committee, be-jnecd revision because of the So- vict twin-satellite demonstration. Air Force officials and ad- visors have presented broad out- But new interest fastens on it lines of wnat space warfare could fore the latest demonstration of Soviet satellite skill in the preci- sion launching and landing of twin, manned satellites. now in light of two developments: 1. The Soviet feat, with a fol- lowing warning from Sovict De- fense Minister Rodion Malinovsky to "let our enemies know what techniques and what soldiers" So- Translation of Bible Revolutionary By RAYMOND E. PALMER LONDON new trans- lation of the Old Testament now tor of the panel, gave details of the radical changes in an inter- view. He said it is expected they being made by a ID-man panel of will cause as much controversy as scholars will contain revolution- ary changes in wording which will give it wholly new idiom and rhythm, the panel director said Sunday. The 10-man board, chosen by the Joint Committee of the Churches, has spent 15 years on Its Ink so far. But progress has been so rapid that the new trans- IMion may be ready for printing In four lemt year cur- lier than previously forecast. fnl. Godfrey R. Driver, did changes in the new translation of the New Testament published In March last year. "You can't change camels into motor said Driver, "but we want to prevent the singsong into which the old words can easily fall." Time-honored words like "Vir- and will disappear in the new version. Passages of poetry will he printed as verse. This will affect almost all the hooka of the Prophets and particularly Isaiah. In the process of translation, the scholars have made use of the Dead Sea scrolls, but found them of much less value than ex- pected. "They arc very disappointing indeed from our point of said Driver, 70, professor of Sc- mctie philology at Oxford Univer- sity. "I do not think there arc more than two dozen places where they gave us substantial help with a difficult passage, though they do provide a complete Isaiah, probably or possibly of the first century B.C." The trend of the new version, involve. One of the questions most often asked is whether the satel- lite can he used as a vehicle for mass destruction. That question was posed at a hearing earlier this month by a House committee to Ivan A. Get- ting, president of Aerospace Corp. That corporation is a nonprofit organization set up to do research and advise the Air Force on bal- listic missile, space and other sys- which together with the New, terns. Testament translation will be pub. Getting ready was: "There is was a direc tor in the Chamber of Commerce ;re. He had been a director of the local bank since 1922 and was named chairman of the board in 1951. Mr. Hickman had also been ac- tive in Boy Scout work and work if the West Texas Chamber of Commerce. In 1946 he donated an 18 acre tract of land in east Baird to the city for a municipal park. Baird Jaycees honored him ir 1947 hy naming him the Outstand- ing Citizen of Baird. Soviet Bus Stoned; U.S. Cars Booed By JOHN FIEHN BERLIN of West Berliners, enraged by the slaying of a young East German refugee, staged a series of violent demonstrations Sunday and Mon- day that included attacks on a Soviet army bus and anti-Ameri- can outbursts. The angry West Berlin crowds made repeated attempts to break through West police lines and storm the hated Red wall. East German police hurled 120 tear gas grenades and drenched hundreds of Western demonstra- tors with water cannon near the wall early Monday. Earlier, demonstrators stoned the Soviet army bus and booed occupants of American cars. Witnesses said a number of rocks also were hurled at the American vehicles, but this was denied by U.S. Army spokesmen. They said one rock had fallen among U.S. military police at Checkpoint Charlie along the bor- der. It was the fourth day of demon- strations by West Berlin crowds. The latest provocation was the shooting by East of an 18-year-old refugee who lay flying and unattended near the wall for almost an hour Friday. West German bitterness was directed at the Americans as well for what Berliners considered their failure to aid the dying youth as he lay on the Eastern side of the wall. Mayor Willy Brandt addressed several thousand demonstrators in front of West Berlin city hall Sun- day. "We should not let ourselves be carried away and put ourselves against our he said. "That would only give joy to the other side." He was interrupted frequently by shouts of "Let the Allies shoot back" and "Bring Clay back to Berlin." This referred to Gen. Lucius D. Clay, who has made periodic visits here as President Kennedy's adviser on Berlin. Afler Brandt's appeal part of the crowd converged on an area across from the wall, shouting "Murderers, murderers." Hun- dreds of cars, horns honking, fol- lowed the demonstrators. West Berlin police reported a group of students had filed a legal complaint against the U.S. com- mandant in Berlin, Maj. Gen. Al- bert Watson II. It charged neglect of an injured person. But a police spokesman pointed out that U.S. forces in Berlin are not subject to German law. id Baker College, he played foot-; The East German refugee, ball on one of the best teams in Peter Fechter was snot as he the history of the college and was (0 djmb' over the six.foot the last surviving member of the ACE HICKMAN bank board chairman wall erected by the Communists leam. iyear ag0 to check the tide of es- Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. capes to the West. He fell back Tuesday at the First Methodist East Berlin, struck by two Church with the Rev. Bruce i bunets jn the back and one in thl Parks, pastor, officiating. Burial :st0mach. East German guard! will be in Ross Cemetery njm awav 50 minutes later, with Wylie Funeral Home in ne died in an East German charge. He married Beulah hospital. Rcavesi Tne shooting was near U.S. near San Saba on Oct. 25. 1908. jCheckpoint Charlie, and manj Survivors include his wife; apparently feel U.S. of m Reaves of Albany; should have sent an am daughters, Mrs. Houston Zinn of balance to the aid of the youth. Big Spring and Betty Jean Hick- man of San Marcos; a sister, i Mrs. S. W. Browning of San An- obvious factor was anxiety lest tonio; and a brother, Ray of incident should provoke COM ton. iwar repercussions. There was no official explanation of why this was not done, but oat lished as the New English Bible, has already become clear. Words which vanish will cause arguments among experts and nonexperts alike. "Virgin" disappears from pas- sages like "behold a virgin shall conceive" in Isaiah because, Driv- er says: "It is now well-know that the Hebrew words, like the cor- responding Greek word in Matt means only a marriageable aw mine, absolutely no question from a technical viewpoint that a nu- clear bomb could be put into space. There is no question that technically it is conceivable to [bring the bomb down and hit a target with reasonable accuracy. Questions of reliability, questions of national policy arc involved, and nlso questions of cost. Is this a good way to do what you want to do? Is this way more sensi- ble, (the say, than solid Fuel the Minuteman These things arc under continuous scrut- iny and analysis." Do-it-Yourself Tombstone Kits to Be Put on Market By RICHARD KASISCHKK JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) What is de- scribed as the world's first do- it-yourself tombstone kit goes on sale here Monday. Selling for 7 pounds, 10 shil- lings it is expected to shock traditional monument makers here, whose prices generally start at to limes this figure. Consisting of fully interlock- ing paving stones, headstone, plinth and border, the kit will enable even an unskilled per- son to set up a tombstone in less than an hour, says its in- ventor, Hcnslcigh Walter, 48, a Johannesburg civil engi- neer. Walter told the Johannes- burg Sunday Express: "This idea came to me last year when I was walking through cemetery. "I saw an old-age er placing a jam jar full of flowers on a very grave. She told me she could not afford to perpetuate her husband's memory with than a simple, wooden cross." Walter said that as an add- ed attraction for monuments can be supplied b different colors. But ptopta still have to buy W It bury themselvM.