Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 1, 1962, Abilene, Texas
gftftcne "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 191 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, PA( Postmen tell us their poetry contest, one in which they wrote limericks singing the praises of early Christmas mailing, was evidently n huge success. Last week some pi'op1'- were rushing into Ihe office mail- ing Yule cards, The postmen surely do hope they were mail- ing early for next Christinas. Now that they're ah mi! ready to leave, let us give a belated welcome to a special group of Christmas visitors in Abilene, a Group from the Civil Af- fairs Co., men lately associated with various phases of local community nnd business life, fellows now on active military fluty at Ft. Cordon, Ga. Lt. Col. Frank Meyers Jr., CO of the outfit, says the Army had a liberal Christmas leave policy this Yulctide. "Anybody in our group who wanted to could come home. Many did. Ami families of most of the men who stayed at Gor- don were thcra them." the colonel reports. The 490th men must report back for duty by 8. a.m., .Ian. 4. Out of Gordon have come many printed tales of discon- tent wilh active military duty hut not from (he men of the 490th. "Our men could say some things, .but, thank goodness, they haven't." Meyers said. "We're making the best of it. There's going to be n letdown after Christmas, I know. We've nil looked forward to the holi- days. But we'll have to make the best of A considerable amount of _ Gordon gripes were primed lately in a New York newspaper. Some 20 men from a New York Stale outfit called to ac- tive duty telegraphed the news- paper aEkii.j for a to hear their complaints, Meyers relates. The reporter came and set up headquarlers at a nearby hotel, tape-recorder' ready to record the soldiers' unhappiness, Meyers says. A bunch ol the soldiers spoke. And the newspaper had a big story. "Some of (he other Wanted !o fight buck, to tell I he newspaper the complainers had exaggerated." .Meyers says. "But they decided no( to. That would have just added fuel to the fire." Complainls are as old as mil- itary service. Meyers miles. "The words 'gripe' a n d 'army' were torn at (lie same time ..went into the dictionary together, ll's natural for the fellows lo gripe. They're away from home. Many have lost llu-ir jobs. "But most of us had slaved in the reserves because we wanted to, so we shouldn't yell. "We've noticed thai most of the complaints and most of the (rouble is coming from replace- ments, those men added to our outfits." it is New Year's Day. And for this day Mrs. A. L Stewart, a gculle Abilene lady whose bad fortune it lias been to have 10 extended slays in (he hospital in 10 years, passes along a thought. The words were copied by Mrs. Stewart many years ago from writings by I.orctla Buck- Icy: "In your hand is placed a priceless gift. Look at it close- ly....It cannot he purchased, cannot Ire sold. No other treas- ure holds the possibilities this gift offers. .Of all gifts (his is the most precious. It has been offered many limes before: to- day, from the depths of a bound- less love, it is given again. "Guard it closely, lest through weak fingers it slip from the hanrt. Consider il as (he most treasured of is the gift of the New Year." In this new year we wish for each the best, May il bring hcnllh to those who arc ill, jobs (o those in need, peace lo all disturbed. May during all drivers of automobiles drive as if life depends on caution and alert- ness. May there be happiness and prosperity for all. K SVX31 SAY 3103 Associated Preii CONGO FLOODS Shaded area on map along the Congo Hivcr is where one of the worst floods in the river's recorded history is taking place. Stanleyville, Coquilhalyille, Lcopolclvillc and Matacli, underlined are the bigger places in the pain of the flood. Crisis level was first reached at Stanleyville and it now has extended to CoquilhatviUe where" the river crosses the equator. Leopotdvilte and Maladi, a vital river port, arc prepaiing to meet the worst. (AP Wirephoto) Floods in Congo Worst in History Insurgents Halted By Lebanese Army IN TEXAS Holiday Deaths Climb Slowly By THE ASSOCIATED I'KKSS The New Year's weekend vio- lent death far be hind (hat of (he Christmas week- era! climbed slowly to 26 in S j Of those. 16 were blamed on traffic accidents. Three children burned to death. One man was' stomped lo declh in jail white shootings and violence ac- counted for (be remaining deaths. The Press tabulation at r> p.-.n. Friday and wi c> d.- when Iheir car rammed inlo Ihe rear ol a truck near Hiversidc in Waller County. Two other persons in the car were injured, jonc critically. A 5-year-old lioy. identified as David Garza, was fatally injured Saturday when struck by a car al Houston. Charges wer? filed against I lie 36-year-old driver of: the car. Jose Lopez. M. was killed Sun- day when he wa.s struck by a car on U.S. Highway 59 near George 5 Persons Killed In Beirut Battle BEiniJT. Lebanon rightist Popular Social party, rightists and a small mililaryjlwo army and about faction tried lo seize power Sun- day and failed. They were re- pulsed in a battle in Beirut. Iheni beaten back in a battle at the Defense rooted out of a mountain slronu-! (hold and captured by loyal tanks, armored cars and truck- loads of troops. I-'ive persons They made a last stand ir. the fibold of Wadi el i above this capi- tal, with a cousin of President Fuad Chebab among their hos- YVIIKKK COUP HAILED Map locates Lebanon who s were reported; a killed and several wounded in fighting that erupted in Beirut be- A" communique, saying fore dawn and ended less l'P operations were con- half a day later in (he towcrinjj announced the arrest of purple hills outside (he cit cllief lnc Popular Social Kc-v officers seized bv (tie Saade. and said ihe was carrying the equivalent els as hos( -f 'ha of S5fl'IKK) stalled at fi p.-.n. Friday and will on U.S. Highway 59 near George emit bv o hwr A 1W continue through midnight Mon- West. 1 l" bcrs of suspected plotlers were! Premier Rashid Karami's pro- VICINITY I'Raclim C.envidliv fair ami cool Monday .IJIL! nifthl, a little vv.irmer Tuefc >njll .V: lo.v AlondJJ- njght, J... huh en. MIRTH CESTKAI. TKXAS Fair LthrmiKh Tuesday. A lime warmer Monday jnil I'ui'Mtay llLRh Mor.day 19-56 ion duty in thc same area found with Ihrce other soldiers He Ka'r BKRI.IN Three fullyjlho hole in Hit' wire and slipiwibfusej answer a military By JOHN' FIRHN officers Hercules Missile Bn. at Dvess. '-ast New Year's 33fi per. j reported 374 aulhorilies showing its tccih in enforcemenl -v Sunday. One of them Craveside riles for Patricia dependents of (wo Army nix! Marly Dan .lohn- iii llussian on a K iiard. Inslead, llmh M Mil rhwi-.si TKXAS -'fair and cool High Mcndly Ihrmuh men stationed at Dvess AKR Is011 hclfl Saturday in Kim- 'wood Memorial Park. I-'uncral Mrs. Alfnno is (Jcnding at ICiker- Warren Funeral Home here. Col. M. Robert Halbouty, Dycss sons died in traffic accidents, nis in and 78 in miscellaneous j Weslnrn officials said I wo of llicjcan seclor. A .Soviet lieiiten.ini accidents during thai of a ban agaii travel by Ihc c' c, viel commaiidanl inlo lhe hls lo Ul Berlin. I'M Mw p.m. 51 51 were flown from Abilene lo San Antonio Saturday in an aeromcdi- cal transport plane. According lo official military Others injured in were the Alfanos' 5 word tfore, cause of Mrs. Albino's death was severe brain damage rt the crash year old daughters, Rosalinda and La Donna; Mrs. Monte 0. (Ethel) Johnson, and her son, David IB months. The Associaled Press roporlcd Sunday niqhl Mrs. .Johnson was listed hy Ihc hospital in satisfac- tory condition while her son, David, remained in serious con- Hospital commander, Sun- day night landed lhe service to to the injured given by Ilendrick Memorial Hospital, where they were first taken; (he fjyess hos- 'pilal, where (hey were Inter taken; and Lackland AKD Hospit- al, which furnished a learn of neurological specialists to come lo Dyess and examine the injur- ed. lie credited thc cooperation tween Ihe three medical agencies wns died in traffic. 42 in fires wife of one, ;md asked West Berlin'teniational crossing poinl-Chcck-Jc'les whose passengers arc and 57 in miscellaneous for asylum. point Charlie to the Americans.iknown lo V. S, militarv police for a total of ditinn. Hosalinda was in serious with being n factor in lhe saving condition and l.a Donna was in of life nfler (lie accident. aalisfaclory condiiion. Others who died as a result of the crash were another daughter, Patricia Ann Alfnno. 3, and Mar- ly Dan Johnson, 3, son of the in- jured woman. Sfil, Alfmio and Ms family re- side al 1134 lloss Ave. Sgt. John- sun and his family reside al 910 ,1 The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. Friday at (he Sholtoii SI. crossing of the TOP railroad tracks between N. and S. 1st Sis. Mrs, Johnson was identified as the driver of the 1958 Mercury slnlinn wagon. The (rain was Ihc westbound Til1 Eagle No. 1 sengw trnln. lhrce-daylEllsl .Herman policemen, asked to identify himself But an hour later, the spokes-, Vopos, cnl a hole through Ihejhefore crossing inlo West Berlin.iman lho lieutenant colonel barbed wire fences along Ihe bor-j refused for a lime lo enter, a -Silve ''is i'IK' vvitsj fringes of j spokesman said. waved on into West Berlin, duly there.! Thc incident occurred at The U. S. spokesman said thai During a nonholiday period sur- veyed by lhe Associated in the soulhwcsleri (i p.m. Friday, Dec. B. to Berlin while on night Monday. Dec. per skipped out. with lhe a.m. lhe Kriedrichstrassed in-'sincc last Wednesday Soviet low fur 24 hours ami low same dale last A short lime later a third VopoiThc Soviet otliccr was in a jecpllhe checkpoint had checked S Hefty Heifer Hidden in Hayloft ASHTABUI.A, Ohio (API A moo in a 2- ycar-nld Jersey hsifcr named Daisy was blindfolded ami dragged down n dozen narrow steps of a barn Sunday. Thus ended her 40 hour slay on a load of hay. John B. Perry, who owns a 63 aero [arm al Rome. Ohio, sulrt ho, his son, his hvolh- er and father spent a half hour getting Daisy down from her strange hayloft aljflde on thc second floor. "Al first 1 thought someone stole Daisy." Perry said. discovered she was miss- ing Kriday night at 8 o'clock. I called the sheriff's office and Deputy Tony l.ai'hoy came out (o help me." Perry and l.achey heard a noise in Ihe barn and went up in (he hayloft to Investigate. They found Daisy quite com- foil.-ible on Ihe big load of hay. "I couldn't understand how anyone could carry her off." Ihc 56 year old 1'crry said, "because she weighs UtKI pounds." Perry planned his strategy w-ilh his 'J2 year old son. John Clyde Perry, his broth- er, Henry Olis I'orry, 40, and his father, Perry, 70. "We blindfolded Daisy, put some on her horns and pulled her down those wooden steps." Perry said. "We had to go real slow, but Daisy didn't seem unhappy ul all. 1 I bulk she's glad lo be back wilh her mother, Sarah, though." Perry said Ihc steps are SO inches wide and have rails on Ihe sides. The Steps of the 40x20 foot barn lead up to the.second floor, where Perry keeps load of hay. "1 wisli could have how Daisy got up Per- ry said. "It sure must have been funny. 1 still don't know hov, she did it. She ale plenty of hay and scenwd lo be com- fortable an Ihc stuff." Several years ago Crady the cow got stuck in a silo in Yukon, Okla. She was trap- ped (here for about a week, Kill drady also got out with- out any damage.