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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT K X x K jt "JT K 82ND YEAR, NO. 174 ABILENETTEXAS, FRIDAY MORNll PAGE ONE Concerning Christmas trees: One ritual of Christmas, one in vogue the next 10 days, is a family ritual, we are reminded by Mrs. B. A. Zachry, our gath- erer of news in the Potosl com- munity southeast of Abilene. The selection of the Christmas tree, be it store-bought or cut by hand, is not a solo undertak- ing. Because it is simpler, because of allergy to mountain cedar, be- cause they would support those who sell trees, some Potosi folk, we are advised, buy their tree for Santa. But, with evergreens nearby, Potosi is a community where the tradition of the family tree- hunt is a firm one. It is the family's annual out- ing together, Mrs. Kit Johnson says. "We all go and we take a long time deciding." It is a time for companionship for exercise. One thing is certain on a tree- hunt. The "perfect" one is over yonder across the canyon. Through the fence, down hill, across brush and up again and the tree, when you get the hatchet to it, is not quite as pretty as that one across the canyon over yonder. But you can find the perfect tree, once you have lopped off a limb here and trimmed one there a foot or so and the cedar is next best to a pine, Mrs. Claud Rock says. You can find decorations, too, bright leaves, mistletoe, berries. A few squirts of paint and thistle and burrs are beautiful. You might even find an unusual decoration such as one the Kit Johnsons have used every year for 13, a round furry birdnest. What do landowners think of tree-hunting invasions? As long as the tree-seekers ask, as long as they respect fences and take only needed trees, roost owners don't mind, Mrs. Zachry re- ports. Families who go Christmas- tree hunting are net usually the type to abuse property. Concerning Christmas let- ters: Postmen who deliver Letters to Santa to this newspaper for forwarding to Santa left us one from a very considerate and compassionate young lady named Sherry. She listed her three wishes, added the notation that "I've been a good girl 'cause I want- ed to be good, so I wouldn't get spankings." And she concluded with a question: "Are you cold out there San- Concerning Christmas par- ties: This out-of-toH7i guest at an Abilene gathering was, as the saying goes, higher than a Geor- gia pine. She had herself a time and as the party neared its conclusion she made a majestic exit. Dragging her coat with one hand, holding aloft in her other hand her shoes, she proclaim- ed: "I do wish I was rich. "I wish I was rich enough to be brave enough to enter a par- ty the way I leave Dragging her coat and waving her shoes she left. -THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Aitoeialed Preu (JP) 36 Miners Trapped Far Below Surface A PRETTY 'MISS MERRY CHRISTMAS' Diana Martin, 15, was chosen Miss Merry Christmas at Rotan Thursday following a pre-yule parade and program. The Rotan High School freshman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie A. Martin. (Staff Photo) Rescue Leaders Say Fire Likely CARMICHAELS, Pa. (API violent explosion rocked a sof coal mine in southwestern Penn sylvauia on Thursday, trapping 3 men some 650 feet underground Forty-four others working other parts of the mine readier, the surface unharmed. "We always hold out hope bu want to report the situation is said Lewis Evans 'ennsylvania secretary of mines ie said the blast was set off b; a combination of gas and coa dust. Evans said damage detected by mine inspectors showed there was "tremendous Con erete walls, used for ventilation shafts, buckled under the blast 'There are fires and they are still he said. "We hope the men built barricades to stop the flow of gas." Twenty of the 44 miners who es- caped unhurt later returned to aid rescue teams struggling to reach Jiose sealed off in a shaft of the Robena No. 3 pit of the U.S. Steel Corp. The mine, located about 50 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, is owned by U.S. Steel, the nation's No. 1 steelmaker. Some 60 men, comprising sever- al rescue teams, descended into the mine and almost 10 hours aft- er the blast had struggled to with- n three-quarters of a mile of where the men were believed dead. The point where the accident oc- curred is about two miles from he Frosty Run mine shaft at a depth of 650 feet. "I don't know how long they can lold said James Girod, as- sistant superintendent of mines for U.S. Steel. "It looks like a long one of the rescue workers idded dejectedly. U.S. Steel said the explosion oc- curred at p.m. The first word the blast wasn't received until almost two hours later after an electric exhaust fan stopped. There was no indication how oon the rescue teams might reach the trapped men. Rescue teams, fighting through ons of rock, coal and other de- iris, struggled in a lateral tunnel catling for the Frosty Run shaft. Kenneth Hribal, a brother pi ne of the trapped foremen, e.y plained that his brother is an Jert in mine rescue work. He sak e knows there is some sort of scape route in the mine. "If anybody can get them out im Hribal said. Meanwhile, Jim Hribal's wife 'ailed in a large corrugated steel oom along with other wives and amily members for some word rom the trapped men. A call went out for six addi- onal rescue teams, three of them rom West Virginia. Among the trapped men were TALKING ABOUT ROADS? Principals in the ribbon cutting ceremony and luncheon marking completion of a new, long bridge across Sandy Creek near Breckenridge Thursday were these five men. Left to right are, Resident Highway Engineer J. B. Brannon of Breckenridge, District Highway Engineer E. M. Pritch- ard of Brownwood, State Highway Commission member Hal Woodward of Coleman (the luncheon Eugene Thompson of Breckenridge (emcee at the ribbon cutting) and Marvin A. Naylor of Breckenridge, president of the U.S. Highway 180 Assn. (who cut the ribbon and emceed the (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) SAYS WOODWARD NEWS INDEX 5 10-13 16, 17 WEATHER r COMMERCE ABUENETANb VICINITY (Radliu 40 Miles) Partly cloudy turning colder "J' nUM. Partly cloudy and cool on Hlfh Friday. 70, tow Friday Saturday 60, NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy and xiler Friday. Fair Saturday. mull Kri- Crash Fatal to 10 WARSAW, Poland (AP) Ten persons died and 20 were Injured, some critically, when a Moscow- Jaycettas, the spritcly staged 1 parade featured floats by both Beriiln sponsoring organizations plus the mUM east of Wednei- high school cheerleaders and cub day night, Polish press agency scouts reported Thursday. ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS.. Schwartz youngsters summed up he community feeling at Winters Kiddie Christmas Parade Thursday with their roup costume entry. Their placards maintain the nicest present Santa could bring would be a state championship for the Winters High School team which plays Denver City at Midland Friday night in the quarterfinals. Gary Schwartz, 2, plays quarterback in front of (left to right) Richard, 9; Cathy, 5; and Wayne, 7. Their entry placed second. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) Santa Nudges King Football Briefly in Rotan, Winters By JERRV FLEMMONS Reporter-News Staff Writer Football and Santa Claus collid- ed in Rotan and Winters Thurs- day and for a while football was the loser. Both cities, poised to support their teams in high school playoff Snentf s possc- games Friday, staged downtown yule parades, complete with San- ta, colorful floats, and strutting bands. But the Christmas caused only a momentary break in the big conversation item the playoff football game. Rotan meets Sunray at 8 p.m. Friday in Lubbock while Winters goes against Denver City at Midland also Friday at p.m. Both games are quarterfinal tilts. Rotaa Parade At Rotan, the Christmas parade was the first in the city's history. ors and the RHS cheerleaders year-old was selected Miss Merry These units were Joined by the Rotan Story, Pg. 2-A Sports stories, pictures, Pg. 11-A Rotan and Roby bands, marching Brownies, and Girl and Boy Scouts, and the Fisher County The Jaycees took top float hon- were runner up with their entry. Lotief's Dry Goods Store was awarded the best window display trophy. Judges for the two events were Mrs. Dwight Lovett and Mrs. Don Randolph, teachers from Roby. Mrs. Frances Harriman was in charge of the parade. Merry Christmas Diana Martin, a pretty blond 15- Christmas at the close of a 45- minute program following the pa- rade. The Rotan High School freshman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie A. Martin. Diana was selected by drawing party. from a field of 22 Rotan beauties. Others were Sharon Hale, Pat0f persons Bruben, Sharon Puryear, Linda Kennedy laa Brown, Charlene Strickland. Joy order. Named Lynn Hicks, Cheryl Hammitt, Zane Thompson, Ann Tillstron, Carolyn Hale, Ruth Ann Price, Pat Biley, Chrys Rector, Mary Jane Corhn, Billy Jo McKlnney, Sue Mercer, Gail George, Norma Sparks, Myra Burrow, Barbara Eades. and Donna Strickland. Mayor Juston Morrow made the welcoming address at the pro- 30 miners and six supervisory per- sonnel. They comprised the day- light shift at the Frosty Run shaft. Girod said the first indication that something might be wrong came when an electrical exhaust fan went out of order about 1 p.m. It was repaired quickly, but broke down again. Communications from the scene were hampered by a heavy snow- fall that blanketed the rural area. Alonstrous traffic jams clogged the roads leading to the mine. Both telephone lines at the iso- lated shaft were knocked out of order. The mine, opened in 1M6, is un- der a tract in Greene (Pa.) County. It is a mechanized operation. One of the largest soft coal mines in the world, it was divided into three geographic sections sev- eral years sgo. Four Ordered To Register WASHINGTON (AP) Ally. SECTION A Food news Sports Oil newi SECTION B Women's news 2, 3 Obituaries 4, 5 Amusements........... 9 Editorials.............. 10 Comic. 11 Radio-TV log.......... 16 TV Scout..............14 Form ntws, 17 Goodfellows Top 'Third' Toward Goal With only 18 calendar. days re- maining before Christmas, Abi- lene's Goodfellow fund has receiv- ed slightly more than one third of its goal to provide needy and the general Woodward Highway Progress Shows Democracy 'amilies with food, toys and cloth- ing. Thursday's contributions bring the total to Requests for help Thursday included 36 letters, many expressing a desperate need. Contributions may be sent to the Reporter-News and will be acknowledged by publication. One writer Thursday said: "I am just writing you if you can help me with some clothes and toys for my seven kids. M: uisband is sick and he tvorked, so 1 hope you can help us this Christmas." One youngster asked help for her grandparents, explaining tha hey had had a lot of sickness in the family. Thursday's contributions: V. C. Perini Jr. Family V. C. Hinds 3.00 Villiam B. Payne 30.00 Mr. Mrs. Clyde L. Jackson 10.00 By JOE POtWS Rfporter-News Staff Writer BRECKENRIDGE Construe tion of highways in this country is a good example of democracy in action, Hal Woodward of Cole- man, member of the State High- way Commission, told 100 persons at a banquet staged at Brecken- ridge noon. Country Club Thursday The event marked the opening of traffic across Sandy Creek bridge, five miles west of here on U.S. 180, a few minutes earlier. "Highways are built through competitive bidding on the part of builders, the skill of highway engineers, and the co-operation of various governmental agencies said. Many Problems He pointed out that thorny problems had to be solved in the construction of the long bridge and highway project near here but that instead of stumbling blocks the efforts of those co-op- ner" with the highway commis- sion in the construction of road projects. He also pointed out Uneconomic benefits obtained from construc- tion of good roads. He added that the benefits can be proved by merchants, farmers and ranchers. A highway is the "economic life blood" of the state, he asserted, and added that "our economic ife is sustained by good highways." Lauded Woodward told of the advantages of "tourism" and explained the various things being done by the State Highway Commission to bring more tourists to Texas. He expects many of the tourists to use U.S. 180, he said, because many of them are seeking scen- ery, lakes like Hubbard Creek, 'ishing and boating places and recreation sites. The highway commissioner pre- dicted that construction of Inter- state 20 should not be injurious to Gen. Robert F. Kennedy asked In Memory Of Theodocia the Subversive Activities Control Board on Thursday to order three men and one woman to register as members of the Communist This brought to 14 the number registration the board to were: Samuel Krass Davis, 63, of Chi cago. Flora Hall, 45, of Los Angeles. Samuel Kushner. 48, of Los An- Chicago. The board was told all four ore arm wffloh wMUiMltr dirtcUon National Commit- Malinda and John Mingus gram, wmcn was unoer direction ,M _, 1K_ t Set SANTA, Pf. S-A, Col. 1 Use of U.S.A. Uw Communist Party, i Elbert Crawford 5.00 Mr. Mrs. Richard Maxwell 10.00 'aul H. Scott 5.00 Mrs. G. L. Morahan 5.00 Alan D. Allen 20.00 Billy C. Edwards 20.00 Mary and Martha Sunday School Class Aldersgate Methodist Church 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Paul E. Lack 5.00 Berean Sunday School Class St. Paul Methodist Church 10.00 Edwards In Memory of Theodocia Edwards In Memory of Mr. Mrs. A. M. Conner Anonymous Mr. Mrs. Coke Mingus Anonymous Mr. Mrs. James Binion M. J. Sehwarz Employes of Merchants Fast Motor Lines General Office Randy, Chuck, Lee and Kent Eaton Mr. It Mrs. E. B. Free 5.00 16.00 S.oo 2.00 50.00 4.00 10.00 Claude Mack Lightfoot, 52, of Dr. Mrs. Erie Sellers 20.00 Kiwanis Club of South Abilene 25.00 Previously Acknowledged K.8M.35 Total crating in the construction 180 insofar as tourist traffic turned the problems into concerned. He believes that the of road will bring more He declared the project is to the Breckenridge area. cal of thousands being trend has turned in favor of throughout the state each in tourism, he said, and he Woodward had words of the trend to improve- for groups like the Highway in highways but stressed the Association and called such ganizations the "real strong part- See HIGHWAY, Pg. Z-A, Cd. Adenauer Cabinet By JOHN between his party and BONN. Germany Social Democrats. He cellor Konrad Adenauer was off a meeting with that par- ported Thursday night on after a German wire service verge of patching up his said the Social Democrats government and ensuring his insist on his early retire- in office up to the 1985 was reported Adenauer's ac- Sources in both parties so irked the Socialists that a agreement may be reached of their par- in the third round of members decided it :iations on a new be impossible to form a co- on a renewed coalition under him. The party voted Adenauer's midroad 174-12 in favor at a Democrats and the Free Democratic had been pressure on The Free Democrats from all parties to re- agreed to settle for resumption next year. This stemmed the old coalition that broke resentment over his one-