Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1962, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 173 ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING. DEC1 PAGE ONE Nat many of us ever write a poem for real, much less beck Not .many of us get to ap- proach our 87th year. But Mrs. Leland Clayton Bar- bee, new Abilenian, has done both at about the same time. She was 86 on July 1 last. She has off the press her first book, "Selected Poems by Le- land Barbee." Mrs. Barbee is, as of the last few weeks, an Abilenian. She moved here from Hous- ton to be closer to her son, Ben Barbee, division president of Paymaster OH Mill Co., Pay- master Feed Mills and Paymas- ter Seed Farms. She is a radiant, witty woman, a delightful person with definite ideas about the advan- tages of old age. Do you mind mentioning your years as some women do? Mrs. Barbee was asked. she exclaimed. "I'm proud as Lucifer of it .1 have lived this long to sell the joys of old age." Mrs. Barbee, christened Hat- tie Leland Clayton, was born in Tupelo, Miss., la 1876. She is a sister to Will Clayton she sparkles, "I certainly must have some Identity other than Clayton's sister.' She was reared in Jackson, Tenn., and was educated there, including graduation from "Memphis Conference Female a Methodist school, She remembers her graduation speech with glee. Horse, a Horse, My Kingdom for a Horse" was her topic. She was married in 1897 to Dr. John Taylor Barbee. Mrs. Barbee was a fine violin- ist, a traveler and a writer, for personal pleasure, for many years. Her book of poems was many years in the malting. The book is dedicated to her two children, Ben, and Leland (Mrs. Hubert W. Hill) who is now In Paris where her hus- band Is doing work for the American government while on leave from his teaching post at Dartmouth. The poems, as her other writ- Ings, range from the light and witty to the serious, an expres- sion of her own varied person- ality. DAY MORNING. DEC! 00 >UR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS---------------------------------- (ff) Kennedy Says Adlai Has Full Confidence TROY DEWAIN JEAN admits homicide also GLEN RAY DOVE 29 burglaries Pair Admits 41 Burglaries Here The plight of two Abilene men lene, who pleaded guilty in Court- arrested late Monday night in tt Bonham Elementary Scho broadened Wednesday as bo pleaded guilty to previous mi demeanor charges and signe statements in connection wi about 40 local burglaries over th past three years. George Maxwell, 42nd Distri Attorney investigator who ques tioned the two Wednesday wi the aid of City Investigator Harol Emerson, said the total cash take in all the burglaries amounted t about plus a large amoun of merchandise not listed in d ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 miles) Generally fair and warmer Thursday, becominf partly cloudy on Fri- day. Hkh Thursday 60, low Thursday nighl 35, high Friday 70. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Fair Thursday and Friday. Warmer Friday. High Thursday 49-59. NORTHWEST -TEXAS: Fair and warmer Thursday. Clear to cloudy Friday. Jivarm soutn turnin, 54-60. Tye, Abilene Both'Annex1 Some Area of 990 Acres Wed. a.m 37 38 TEMPERATURES W _______ ___ High and low for 24-hour? ending 9 p.m.: 52 and 34. High and low same date last year: 51 and 45. Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset tonifiht: By BILL SHELL Reporter-News Stall Writer An overlapping area of abou 990 acres in recent annexation, by Abilene and Tye has left city officials of both cities with a prob- lem of "where we're going to pu Mayor Bill Mauldin said. He said jes for the area to be annexed the fence." The overlap came to light dur- ing the week after Abilene City Commissioners approved on first reading an ordinance Nov. 15 an nexing about acres west of Abilene, extending to the city limits of Tye. Just two days before Abilene's annexation, Tye had either com- pleted 'or initiated annexation Teens Increase Jobless Number WASHINGTON unex- lected increase among job-hunt- ng teen-agers sent the nation's inemployment rate in November jack up to its highest point of reduce unemployment materially. 962. The Labor Department an- nounced that unemployment in. reased by about to 3.8 million, some more than easonally expected. Employment leclined by more than but The city commissioners said UU was at a record for the month hat to give all the city employes t nearly 68 million. Seymour Wolfbein, Labor De- artment manpower director, said e had no immediate explanation or the extra unemployed een-agcrs, except that it ap- peared to be concentrated mostly mong male youths seeking their irst jobs. Wolfbein discounted the report s a 'sign of economic weakness. saying "by and large the economy is holding up very well." He add- proceedings that included all o the overlapping area, which in eludes more than one-fourth of thi area also annexed by Abilene. The timing of Tye's annexation was "just a coincidence" Tye that in the words of a farmer in the Tye area, the two cities are faced with a problem similar to that of two farmers who have to decide "where we're going to put the fence." Mauldin said that after Abi lene's annexation, a woman in the overlapped area asked him, 'Am I in Abilene or said Mauldin, "1 told her I didn't know, and I still don't. It wasn't until Wednesday that Mauldin delivered to Abilene city officials a map of what Tye be- ieves to be its boundaries. Abi- ene Director of Public Works Jack tlc-Uanicl has estimated that it will require a week to 10 days to check land descriptions on peti- ions by Tye landowners who have been annexed and to draw up a ed, however, that employment is map showing the exact of not increasing sufficiently yet to he overlapping area. After that he map require study by Abi- lene's legal department to deter- mine "where we're going to put the fence." In explaining tow the discrep- ancy came about, McDaniel said that when he worked up boundar- by Abilene, there was no way of knowing that Tye had extended its wundaries. His reference for boundary work was an official U.S. Census Map and a 1953 U.S. lensus Map and a 1938 U.S. Geo- detic Survey map, he said. A brief outline of annexations by Tye in the past year has been See ANNEX, Pg. 2-A, Col. 4 NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sports 12-14 Oil MWI If, 20 SECTION I Women's 2, 3 Food nows 4 Obihiorits............ S, Radio-TV logs 12 TV Scout 12 Amuiementl 14 Comics Editorials Farm iwws, nssristt ------21 'Killer' Fog Blamed With 60 Deaths; More Feared LONDON (API A choking smog tightened an icy grip on .ondon Wednesday night and 200 lospitals were told to stand by for a major disaster. The Weather Bureau said the sulphurous pall was as thick and polluted as the great killer smog which caused at least deaths exactly 10 years ago. Scotland Yard reported more hail 60 cases of sudden death ince Tuesday morning, most of them chest or heart sufferers. Some had collapsed and died .on the streets. Visibility over most of southern England varied from 50 yards on the coasts to zero In some London suburbs. Dense fog stretched over south- ern Scotland. ljlr W11WB., The Weather Bureau reported no LONDON BOBBY sign of the fog lifting. wearinc MIHW mask >ew re> This is as bad as the 19521 ported. a spokesman said. "It has The smog was at its peakl Twenty piled 19 on OM not lasted as long yet but the fog for four days. This one let Intnulh Uwtai artery. Twelve Is as thick and polluted u It wasITuesday-and the government td-lcrathed together a Irak !Ml then." 'entitle research department laMte (be north. its lethal sulphur content already is higher than in 1952. The Health Ministry warned old people and children and all per- sons with chest or heart diseases to stay home if possible. The capital's airport and 60 miles of docks stood silent and unusable for the second straight day. Huge traffic jams piled up in the evening rush hour. Curtailed rail and subway serv- ices were choked with coughing commuters, some taking three hours for a 30-minute journey. Hundreds lined up at to buy smog masks, white game coverings for the note and mouth. The gauze filters out the bigger smog particles. After a few boon wear it turns back.