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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1962, Abilene, Texas Abilene %Pfnto WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES EXACTLY AS IT liPPi: ,i, good 'MORNING1 81ST YEAR, NO. 207 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (IP) PAGE ONE I By KatharynDuffj So it's cold wealher this morning. How cold was unknown al (his Tuesday wilting, But Chief Weatherman Clint Sitchler snid al mid-day Tues- day Ihe mercury mighl sink lo somewhere from 5 to 10 degrees before good daylight Wednesday and no shivering people would question Mr. Silctiler's forecast. So, it's cold. But Mr. Silchlcr himself has provided us with a lot of colder weather. And you don't have to be an oldlimcr to remember it. As a u'armup for this chilly day. think back on the parly days of 19J7. All Abilene and all West Cen- tral Texas wintertime records were broken then. It was the longest coldest lime in this area's history. Saturday, Dec. 28, 19-ttt. was a beautiful day. balmy, sunny, with a high of 72 degrees. The blizzard hit late that all- eraoon and, old newspapers re- late, the mercury hit the freez- ing mark at p.m. From then on it got colder and colder and colder. For nine days and nights it was cold and for 175 consecu- tive hours tiic temperature was below freezing. It snowed. And it snowed. Highways were blocked and airlines were grounded. College students at home for the holidays were stranded. Snowmen sprouted all over town. Some newcomers from Van- keeland had an unexpected chance to use llicir ice skates. They went skating on city streets and sidewalks. A four-inch snow fell early in the Big Blizzard. Then a five- inch snow was piled on top of that. The (owns were a mess. Abilene garbage trucks were snowbound for a week and that was something. The Reporter News save daily bulletins on progress of Hie postmen as they waded from house lo house with mail deliv- eries, The newspaper kept say- ing they were making it. carriers had prob- lems. Finally, they were equipped with whistles so they could blow a warning to house- holders lo come find llicir pa- pers before they were buried. It was colti Dec. 29, 30 and 31. It was cold Jan. 1, 2 ami 3 as front chased front through West Texas. It got really cold Saturday, Jan. 4. At 8 a.m. that day the official Abilene thermometer dropped lower than it has before or since. II sagged to 9 degrees below zero. Only 11 times in history has it been, officially, zero or below al Ihe Abilene station: 3 below Jan. 8, 1886; 2 below on Jan. 14, 1888 and 5 below on Ihe next day; 2 below on Feb. 7. zero on Feb. 15. 1895 and 4 below the next day; 6 below on Feb. 12, 1899; I below on Jan. 17, 1930 and 2 below the next day; 5 below on Jan. 8, and 1947's minus 9. So it's cold this morning, It could get colder. 9 We're advised the youngsters' twist is nolhing new, Golfers have always danced it jusl after they stroked their puller, bowl- ers as Ihey apply the body eng- lisli lo keep the ball on its way to a strike. KEP. CARL ALBERT REP. JOHN pose after receiving new posts McCORMACK, ALBERT Speaker, Leader Elected in House By DOUGLAS U. COKXK1.I. (it Ic public view on Thursday in WASHINGTON (API _ A Con- ,he nnmiai nf ,he Unionl Arctic Cold Wave To Continue Here Storm Turns Killer By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An unheralded blizzard (hat quickly turned killer barrelled through Texas Tuesday and aimed disaster at tin- lush Lower Kio Grande Valley after dropping North Texas temperatures to dan- ger levels. 'VI least eight deaths were blamed on (he wintry blast. The Weather Bureau predicted Wednesday temperatures as low as 12 below in the Texas Panhan- dle, 2 below KTO in .North Central Texas, and near zero in northeast Texas. The rich vegetable-citrus area in the Lower lib Grande Valley expected Ihe coldest weather in year session. Huii.se D illie Capitol in Kennedy's visit. R "V" armmd painting, polishing. sweetness -a little1 tidier for the opening cere- sent Ihey voted to nominate Hep. I John McCormack ot Massachu-l setts to be House speaker. They I evc of tiic session, sen- made Hep. Carl Albert of lloilsc rmwbers clus-j homa their unanimous choice m informal huddles. Theyi step into McCormack's old 'he bigger, prellier and of Democratic floor leader. Private restaurant., made le by the Capitol enlarge- pro.iecl. They admired indirect lighting that brings new reparation for' "Things look a forecasl- Workmen scur- cr said. As tha state braced for even Sec STORM, Vg. 2-A, Cols. 1-3 BY HOUSE Thus in the Mouse, shapes up as; Ibis year's battleground, the chief respousi scheat jlife to tlie paintings on "alls and bi Uv for pi oting Kennedv s pro-! ...iceihugs of Senate corridor-: gram over legislative shoals will; -m on a new leadership seem strange to look up at of making it House rostrum and um see Texas bankers Hayburn standing there, gavel in' HCp .he SWbillion mark for the first lime. The ceiling now stands al billion. High on the President's list are proposals on tariff euls. medical care for the aged under Social; Security, aid to education, tax [twice as long as any other man. no general cut aiNow he is dead. new farm plan, higher postal This year the gave! will lie in rates. tlic hand of Ralph Rohcrls. clerk The President skimmed the House, nut not for long. team.i They commented favorably AUSTIN 'APi-Thc the sponsor, was able unclaimed deposits for mailing a stalcnu-nl escheat bill, his main reason muster more for the final Kennedv of course wants a lotja passageways [Ifor calling Ihe special session. nore from Con-ress Shan a let them I num. from one end llculse w'-x Tuesday when Ihe bill re-lhc 10I> imit on the national URT. nmwiws and other return to ;tm( ouigoing flights were AHIf.K.VK Municipal Airport Moisture conlent Total for Year Normal for Year UYKSS A KB ALBANY BAI.LINlilCR I.IAYTON Snow! LAWN1 .02 MOUAN James E. Waddle. 13-year-old] son of T.Sgl. iind Mrs. .N'oel W. (1f j.lu. Waddle, of ll-l Florida. Dvessi AFB. was found shot lo death onj, lhls fisciiimn hill instead of an bathroom floor of his home shortly after -I p.m. Tucsdav. I J "eP irgess of compared Ihci' LrnilOCK. 'APi-A so'' ony hydrology cxpc-ri leslilied Tuesday in U.S. District Court flinl he considers imilnr Ihe Southern High Plains of Texas K being f Cuylon of Austin also, wilh several publications night after altendini in Atlanta, Ga., weather permil-i' ling. normal, H. M. McBelh, as- HKATHKlt, Pff. '.'-A, Col. 1 BHONTK BUFFALO GAP COl.RMAJV COLORADO CITV EASTLAND IIAMI.iiV HASKELL .32; OVA IX) Trace JRANGKR SnowMUSINt; STAR Snow.UOIiV SnowjJlOTAN SnowlSWEKTWATKR SnowjSYI.VESTER vSnowJTti.SCOI.A Snow! City Manager At Snyder Resigns SXVni-'.H 'RX.s'i ._ Hoy Dun- T, i -i r r inew city hall, nl a cost of more elude Rex Kields. D, D. Shelhnrw. r >mM lhan c-nmplcti'd extensive Russell Yorgescn. Slanley Noah, walw and sewer service improve-iKrcd Davis and M. L. Broman, V, I ;