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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR H> sV-nvo >OT-2 3AV 3io3 frees. oyron 9908 xo oo saivs BIST YEAR, NO. 235 ONE [By Katharyn Duff] From Gus D. Chcsncy, vice president of Cily Nnlional Bank at Colorado City, (here is bor- rowed a document winch por- trays financial Texas srane Ihree-qiuirler.s o[ a century ago, a Texas Bank Directory of 1891. Abilene then had Ihrcc banks. So, loo, did Colorado City. Many o( Ihc towns in (his area had going financial insti1 tiilions Alison, Albany, Daird, Big Spring, Billingcr, Breckcn- ridge, -Brownwood, Cisco, Cole- man, Holland, llaskcll, Mid- land, Mineral Wells, Pecos, San Angclo, Seymour, Snyder, Slc- phcnvillc, Swcclwalcr, Throck- morton, Wichita Falls. But look at the towns now busy but then not busy enough io have a bank listed in the di- rectory, such towns as Aspcr- mont, Cross Plains, Hamlin, Knox City, Lamesa, Loraine, MerJjol, Aforan. Munday, Odes- sa, Hanger, Roscoe, Roby, tan. Rule. Winters. Tlwre arc some interesting names listed as bank presi- dents in '91: Abilene, First National, J. II. Parramore; Fanners and Mer- chants National, F. W. James; Abilene National, Theo Ileyck. Anson, Bank of Anson, Frank M. Smith "banker." Baird, First National, F. W. James, Uallinger National, D. P. Cay; -First National, Wni. S. Davis, Big Spring, First National, F. W. .lames; Brcssic Bros. Den- mark, R. M. Bressie. Brcckcuridge, Mnrbcrry Son, ,1. F. Mai-berry. Cisco, First National, J. 11. Jlolcomb, Colorado City, Colorado Na- tional, llobl. L. Ball; First Na- tional, Winfield Scolt; Citizens' National. J. A. Walker. Haskcll. First National, A. Tandy; Ilaskell National, M. S. Tlie Snydcr bank was listed merely as Snyder Bank, F. J. Grayuni bankers. Sweet- water finances were handled by Tlios. Trammell Co. The banks seemed to have one (ding in common. All said they were "good" and "prompt" at collecting. During our late, brief spring a convertible, lop down and ra- dio blaring, pulled up with teen-age load at a traffic stop light oh Cypress. From the back sent there arose a young man. He did Ihe twist until the light changed and (he car lurched forward, Dealing him Hbntptjj'. Overheard, a high school counselor trying to explain to a 10 year old her counseling work. The yoiinstcr finally under- stood "Oh, you're like Ann Lan- ders." Mrs. H. B. Smith, whose hus- band is dean of faculties at Ifardin .Simmons University, offers her recipe for "Virginia style" dumplings. For two people, use one cup of flour sifted with a little salt and a very scant teaspoon of baking powder. Use enough cooled broth to make a medium dough, Roll about one-fourth inch thick, em inlo strips, drop into simmering broth, Push down, cover and simmer about 15 min- utes. Toward end of cooking time lift lid and push down inlo brolh again. Mrs. Smith suggests, loo, re- memberanecs many may re- call. "Unforgettable are Ihe old black llatirons that wanned our feel on cold she says. "We kept them (the irons) warm on the kilchcn slove until bedtime, Ilicn wrapped 'em in a flannel rag. On coldest nights we cheated and slept ne.xl lo tlic blanket instead of that icy cold sheet." H-SU President Undergoes Surgery Dr. Evan Allnixl liciff, Hardin- Simmons University president, underwent surgery Tuesday night, according lo Ifcndrick Memorial Ilospilnl A statement, of his condition not available nl press lime. He entered Ihe hospital for treatment last Wednesday, a short lime after hn had announced his resignation, effective July 1, -president of H-SU, _ABILENB, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press MUUDEH CASE SUSPECT Mary Virginia Jenkins, 22, is led from Dallas County jail Tuesday by Deputy Sheriff Charles Bowman of Lubbock. She is wanted in connection with the slaying of a Lubbock man and officers indicated she would be questioned about the slaying of an Air Force enlisted man at Wichita Falls. (AP Wirephoto) 22 GOP C For Texas aces li.v IIOBEHT K. r'OUIl Associated Press Staff Writer An unprecedented lola! of 22 Republicans filed for Congress in IB Texas districts for their party's primary May 5. Thus Democrats, who usually ire unopposed in the slate's U.S. louse general elections, face the )iggest challenge by the state's GOP in modern times. Only six of Texas' 22 House members will retain their offices iVithoul opposition. Seven other. Democrats will be opposed only in the general elec- ioh since no Democrats an- lounced against them at the leadline for filing at midnight Monday. Texas will elect one congress- vian-at-large. Three Republicans ind seven Democrats are in that ace. The terms of Texas' senators do not expire this year. The incumbents who (ace no opposition from members of ei- her party and their district are: (i. Olin Teague of College Sla- ion, 11. Bob Ponge of Waco, 14. John Young of Corpus 15. Joe Kilgore, McAllen, 17. Omar Surleson of Anson, and 20. Henry jonzalez of San Antonio. A scattering of official filings slill may reach Democratic and Republican headquarters, since lily filing postmarked before mid- light Monday is acceptable. One such delayed filing oc- curred in Ihe Kith District Tues- Scc related stories, 1'gs. 2-A, 8-B day after Robert Frias, Ii4, an Odessa consulting engineer, liled by mail. Two Republicans who lost spe- cial elections to Democrats within the last two months will try again. Joe Meissner. Wichita Falls businessman, will contest Rep. Graham B. Purcell Jr., Wichita Falls judge, who won over Meiss- ner in a runoff Jan. 27. Conner Harrington, who ran fourth in a special election in the 4th District Dec. 23 and did not get in Ihe runoff, will lest Hie winner, Ray Roburls. Texas' only Republican House member, Bruce Alger of Dallas, drew two Republican opponents EXPERT HAVING TAX TROUBLES AUSTIN W) Ray Lowry, director of the Tax Research Institute and publish.cr of the Capital Tax Letters, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that he failed lo file an income tax return for five years, 1055- The charges were filed by U.S. Atty. Ernest Morgan. Federal Judge Ben II. Rice Jr., accepted Lowry's guilt" plea and deferred sentencing until Feb. 12. for the GOP primary. Three Dem- ocrats are entered in that race. Here was Ihe lineup by districts where there is opposition, barring late filings by mail (Democrats listed Rep. Wright Palman, Tex- arkana, and Sam B. Hall, 38, Marshall attorney. GOP: James A. Timberlake, Tcxarkana busi- nessman. 2. Rep. Jack Brocks, Beau- mont; Earl Stover, Silsbec attor- ney; and W. S. Martin Jr., Port Arthur lumberman. Roy James, Beaumont furniture deal- er. 3. Rep. Lindley Beckworth, Gladewater. GOP: William E. Sieger, 41, Tyler attorney, and M. J. Harvey, Tyler businessman. 4. Rep Ray Roberts, McKin- ney. GOI3: Conner Harrington, Piano farmer-businessman. Baxton Bryant, minister; Stale Rep, Bill Jones; and ex- Slate Rep. Robert K. Button. GOP: Rep. Bruce Alger, Paul Eix and John D. Ferris. All live in Dallas. 7. Rep. John Dowdy, Athens; lienton Musslewhite, l.ufkin law- yer. GOP: Raymond Ramagc, Huntsville merchant. 8. Rep. Albert Thomas. GOP: Anthony J. P. Fan-is, Houston attorney. n. Rep. Clark Thompson, Gal- vcslon; Bronko Popovich, Galvcs- ton cotton compress manager; Jim Simpson, Texas City lawyer; See IIOUSK, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 Kennedy Greeting Friendly At Japan Industry Center fly CONRAD I'INK ..OSAKA, Japan (AP) Fresh Vom having wooed and won Ja- pan's cnpilal, the Robert. Kcnne- lys arrived in Osaka Wednesday or a Imir of Use nation's major mltislrinl center. There wore only friendly faces o grccl Ihc U.S. attorney gen- eral ami his wife. There was no repetition of Ihe icckling Ilinl a handful of slii- ienls used lo disrupt Kennedy's ippcnrancc at University n Tokyo Tuesday. Mrs. Kennedy was presented vilh nn armload of flowers when she descended Ihc ramp. The day's schedule called for ours of She factories lhal have Riven Japan Ihc highest economic growth rale in Ihc world; mccl- s with students and lalwr coders, and vlslls lo Nava and