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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY V-W 91ST YEAR, NO, 228 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 31, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Presi (ff) PAGE ONE [By'-Kalharyh DuTfj j j t Seven, Stuart and.Scoll Er- vin, sons of Ihe George W. Er- vins pf 3102 S nth' St., are whal you mighl call' confusing fellows. An inleiview with Ihcm is an experience in mistaken identity, doubletalk aiid sharp [een age banter. Stqvcn will be 17 on Maich 31 He's a jimioi at Cooper High. Sluari will he 17 on March 31- He's a junior at Cooper High. Scotl will lie 17 on March 31. He's a junior at Cooper High. In oilier words, the boys are triplets. (What's the percentage on triplets? 'the hoys said they didn't know hut would look it up and promptly did. One in hirlhs. That's right, their mother said. She knew. And 16 years and 10 months later she still looks at them with some amazement. Triplets? The boys are identical. When (hey choose to dress alike, there's head scratching over who'sr.who. When they choose to talk alike, telephone-calls at the Er- vin houscholdjget all mixed up. Fortuna_telyjf for teachers, Scott, Seven, and Sluart don'l seenvto land'inthe same class- es. Except for band. But you can tell them apart In the band.1 Steven is the one with Hie Stuart is the one with the clarinet or sax. Scott is the one with Ihe ti-um- pel. It's easy. Unless they de- cide to swap horns. You can tell them apart at work. Sloven works at M. Sys- tem at 8th and Orange, Scott works at M System at 12lh and works at liiver Oaks M System. The girls can tell 'em apart, the .-boys say. "Once you've had a couple of dates with a 'girl, she'll know..." Ihey explain mysteri- ously. r Honest, now, they were asked, do you "swap around" to con- fuse people? The boys look wise, so wise. "It could they say. "It could." Triplets do multiply problems, Mrs. Ervin admits. When the boys arc working ihere'rc six shirts a day one for each one for school and one for work. The telephone gels real inter- esting. Mrs. Ervin has now in- stalled an electric timer nnd she and the boys are working out a schedule. Mr. Ervin, gener- al sales representative for Hum- ble, has a simpler plan. He travels and when he calls home at nigbt he just letls the opera- tor il is an emergency so break in on the conversation, lie's pretty sure the home phone will be busy. The hoys report they make about (he same grades in school SO's, That rule is subject, however, to romance. "Grades depend on who's dat- they say, "The boys even have the same (heir mother says. and something of a wail comes inlo her voice, "not nl the same lime." MOVING WOES This moving job turned into a nightmare for housemovers as they hauled this story former rectory up to this bridge at Concord, Mass., Tuesday, First the truck carrying the houst was nof high enough to let the house pass over the five-foot abutments and it had to be raised. Then there came the danger of damaging water mains on the bridge and the movers had to reposition the house. The move, which started as a two-hour job, will con- tinue tomorrow. (AP Wirephoto) Today's Last Day To Pay Poll Tax This is it! i Pay your poll tax Wednesday or forget about voting in 19G2. This was the advice of County Tax Assessor-Collector Burl King Tuesday sli-eant 6f voters moved through the tax of- fice. Bracing for Ihe final rush of countians who haven't paid their poll tax yet, King said his office will handle issuance as fast as possible Wednesday but some people can expect to wait, King's office closes at p.m. Wednes- day. However, King at the same time lauded counlians by saying tax payments and exemptions this year "have left us in better shape for Ihe last day Iban we ever have been." Credited with taking some of the work load off the tax office this year were the campaigns of or- ganized groups. King said without the help of these groups "we jusl couldn't have done il at all." The tax assessor-collector anti- cipated the final count of poll lax payments and exemption claims would exceed He said daily reports since last Friday have been exceeding and all in- dications are reports will be even higher for Tuesday and Wednes day. Unofficial labulalions through Monday showed more than payments and exemption claims filed. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sports 4, S Obituaries.............. 6 Amusements............ 6 Oil news............... 7 SECTION B Editorials 2, Women's news 3 Comics 4 TV Scout 7 Radio-TV logs........... 7 Farm news, markets 8 US 13 Others Vote For Cuban Expulsion Kennedy Requests UN Bonds WASHINGTON Kennedy asked Congress Tuesday for million to help bail the United Nations oul of a financial hole deepened by Soviet refusal to chip in on U.N. Congo ces'.s. Promptly upon receiving the President's message, Sen. John J. Sparkman, D-Ala., announced plans to call Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk as lead-off witness al Senate Foreign Relations Commit- tee hearings on quest. Kennedy's re- The million would be used lo buy up to half of a ?200-million U.N. bond issue aimed at putting Ihe world organization on a sound financial basis. The United Na- tions has deficits caused mainly by failure of the Soviet bloc and others lo pay their share of spe- cial operations in the Congo and (he Middle East. Anticipating a congressional fight, Kennedy said a strong United Nations was vital lo U.S. interests. He pointed out lhat the bond plan would require nonpay- ing nations to pay up. He said this would slash from approxi- mately 50 per cent to 32 per cent the U.S. portion of the U.N.'s an- Helping" extend the final figure nual costs in the Congo iviri'hn the cffoKs'of and -Middle East. Jay'cecs and Young .Democrats. Both organizations plan to main- lain stations until midnight Wed- nesday so 'everyone will have a chanceUo pay their .poll tax or se- cure ah exemption. Jaycees announced Tuesday hey will maintain facilities in front of West Texas Utilities downtown and al Bud Gray Mo- tors, Leggelt, Until midnight Wednesday. Members, of the Young Demo- crats said (hey will have authoriz- ed deputies at each of the city fire slattons. Also-backing campaigns urging paymenl of poll taxes have been Ihe Young Republicans and League of Women Volers. Persons backing campaigns and persons in charge of these efforts stressed Abilene and Taylor Coun- ty residents face the prospect of at least five elections in 1962. Among Ihese are: 1. City elections in April. Cily commissioners will be elected in Abilene. 2. School elections in April. 3. County and stale party pri- maries in May for Democrat and Republicans, with runoff races the following monlh. Governor and at- torney general races headline the stale slate with congressional contests clue throughout the stale. 4. Tsvo bond issues in Abilene for (he city and possibly one (or the school district, nnd: 5. A possible Abilene liriuor elec- tion. Wets have said they will cir- culate petitions for a wet-dry elec- tion. Don Norris Files For Legislature Don Norris, president of Ihe Taylor Counly Young Democrats Club, filed for slate representative, Place 2, Tuesday. Norris, 32, is vice president of Key Western Lite Insurance Co and the Western Fidelity Life In surance Co. and is a director ol both companies. He is a director of the Abilene Boys Club, a member of the Tay- lor County Heart Assn., public- ity director of Ihe Taylor County SEE NORRIS, I'g. 8-A, Col. 3 Roberts Takes Rayburn Post BY KOBEKT E. FOTCD SHERMAN, Tex. (AP) Kay Roberts apparently vaulted from the Texas Senate to the U.S. louse of Representatives Tucs- lay night by winning the late Sam Sayburn's scat in a special elcc- ion against R. C. (Bob) Single Jr. Both are administration Dem- ocrats. When Ihe vote count ended for he night shortly before 9 p.m. ess than 500 votes were uniab- ulated and Roberts had an un- surmounlrible lead of voles :o for Slagle. Slagle issued a formal an- lounccmi.'nt from his headquar- ers in which he congratulated Roberts on his victory and thanked the Slaglc campaign ivorkcrs. Asked if he would run again in Ihis year's Democratic pri- mary, the defeated candidate re- plied, "I don't know yet." Roberts, jubilant at his victory, said he believed he was succeed- ing the "grealesl man that ever Hayburn." He said he would go to Washington by next Monday, the clay be said he be- lieved he would be sworn in. "I just informed Ihe Vice Pres- ident and Mrs. Johnson lhal I would be in Washington Monday. I will keep Bob Odle from Mr Rayburn's staff and at least two others from his staff. We'll be ready to do business Monday morning." Roberts expressed gratitude to the voters but said he especially wanted to thank his campaign workers who "labored so hard for me while 1 filled my State Senate post in Austin." Both contestants pledged (hem- selves to carry on in the tradition of Rayburn who died Nov. 16. Both are personal and political friends of administration leaders. Political observers lagged Rob- erts, 48, a McKinney merchant and farmer, as Die favorite before voting began. This was because he led Slagle, 51, a Sherman al- torney, and four other candidates CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) United States Tuesday ibruptly postponed an attempt (o hurl astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. iround Ihe world Thursday. The flight was put off unlil Tuesday, Orbit Shot Postponed statements by (he astronauts, Feb. 13. Lt. Col. John A. Powers, STEVKN, SCOTT AND STUART ERVIN same personality, different times Sl.tl ph.U br Menrr W.IK spokesman for (he National Aero- nautics and Space Adminislra- tion, attributed this sixth post- ponement to "technical difficul- ties with the launching booster." When pressed for further ex- planation, Powers said, "I'm nol about lo define them more than they arc already defined." He added lhat the troubles with the thrust Alias booster were cloaked in secrecy because they involved the missile as a military weapon. There were, however, reporl; that Ihe missile that was to have launched Glenn Into triple orbil around the earth had a damaged fuel tank system. The skin of this boo.slcr, Ihe 10SD, is not quite as thick as a dime nnd has lo be kepi under internal pressure from helium fins lo prevent fts collapse from external air pressure. The postponement was the sixth since Dee. 20 In the altompl to hurl the 40-yoanold Marine lieu- leiianl colonel inlo orbit. Powers, who fillers all formal Glenn as saying: "Sure, I'm dis- appoinled, but Ihis is a compli catcd business. I don't think we should fly until all elements of the mission are ready. When we 'lave completed all our lests sat- isfactorily (hen ive'll go." with Glenn received (he news a shrug. He then quoted WEATHER U.S. IIKIMimiENT 01' CO.MMICHCK WEATIIKIl miHKAII IWralhrr Map. rase 2-A1 ARII.ENF. AMI VfCINITV inadius 41 rnllo.sJ Generally f.-iic anit indd Ihrnuel hursdav. inch Wednesday and Thural.v near 70. Ixw Weilnr.-ulav nishl about 40. NORTH CKNTHAI, TEXAS: Clear I partly eioud.v and nn imjwtAnl tempera ttirc cnansrs Wednesday through Thurs (lay. Mlgli Wednesday GS-70. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to parti cmucly and no Important tempcratur Wednesday IhrouBh 1 hursdaj Hlsh RJ-7B. TEMPKHATURES ..m. Tuei. p.i SJ fi9 73 71 70 Al 51 40 12100 lUgh and tow for 21-hours ending p.m.: 73 anil 34. 45 17 45 5.1 5S and And low same dale last year: Sunset Usl nlchl: sunrise today siinict lonlsM nnromcter rcarilTifr at 9 p.m.: aa.41, umlillty AL 9 p.m.: 37 per cent. RAY KOKEKTS defeats Slaglc i a preliminary election leading o today's runoff. Thus, an eight-month round of pecial elections in Texas sent three Democrats and one Repub- lican lo Washington. Voting ran much stronger than in the earlier election in this Fourth Congressional District. Ballotling then were per- sons of the estimated eligi- blcs in this sixlh least populous House district in the nation. Slagje led by a wide margin in his own county of Grayson and was ahead in all the earlier vote CQiinl tonighl. Roberts shot ahead when his home county of Collin reported giving Hm a nearly margin. The eleclion gave the Demo- crats a 2CO-174 margin in the House with three vacancies. Roberts led Slagle in a Doc. 23 preliminary to Tuesday's runofl to Four other candidates in the preliminary balloting received 8.023 voles. One was a Republican wno ran fourth. The victor must win election again in Ihis year's primaries and general election if he is to hole the post. U.S. Wins Delay On Congo Debate By MILTON BESSER .stained. Britain, France, Nation UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. China, Chile, Ireland and United States succeeded over Soviet opposition in I'inning an indefinite delay of lew Security Council debate on he Congo. After a lengthy procedural vrangle, the U-nalion council up- held the position of U.S. Ambas- sador Adlai E. Stevenson that dc- >ale now would only complicate he troubles of the new African lation. Soviet Delegate Valerian A. iorin protested bitterly lhat the, Jnited States and Britain had] earned up lo settle the Congo! inestion outside the council. But Ihe members voted 7-2 wilhi wo abstentions for a motion by ilcvenson Hint the council ad- ourn. He introduced the motion before Zorin could take the floor. Only Romania joined the Soviet Union in voting against it. Ghana "ind the United Arab Republic ab- Venezuela supported the United States. Zorin had asked for the meet- ing lo take up Soviet charges that Katanga President Moise jTshombe was pursuing his seces- sionist activities in defiance of council objectives for unity of the Congo. Asked afterward if he planned any new action seeking a council meeting, he replied, "We'll think about il." Ballot Is Bare Majority Hy THOMAS J. STONE PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay United States and 13 other Latin-American nations voted early Wednesday to expel Cuba from participation in inter- American affairs. The dramatic vote in the cli- mactic plenary session of Ihe inter- American foreign ministers was a narrow squeak for the nations op- posing Prime Minister Fidel Cas- tro. It was just a bare two-thirds majority needed for drumming Cuba out of the Organization of American States. The vote came after nine days of intense struggle by Secretary of State Dean Rusk and President Kennedy's Latin-American team to produce a tough measure to quarantine Castro communism. Cuban President Osvaido Dor- tccos threatened to appeal to the United Nations evidently on grounds that Cuba is being ille- gally deprived of rights in the OAS. Just a few hours before the vote, the United Stales held hopes for a bigger 17 voles in all. But an expected switch by somt members of the six-nation soft-line bloc favoring kid "gloves treatment for Cuba never occurred. The soft-line balked when Ihe United Stales and the other firmly anti-Castro countries re- fused to water down a crucial res- olution any further. Tills would have delayed action on the Cuban ouster. The vote stood 14 for the res- olution, Cuba opposed, and the soft-line nations Brazil, Argen- tina, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia and Voting with the United Stales were Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Paraguay and Haili. Alt but Uruguay had already' broken diplomatic relations with Cuba and all had voted in favor of holding the conference on how to cope with Cuba's Hed threat. Citizen of Year Named at Snyder Crash Kills Abilenian Mrs. R. Welch, 45, of 2200 Cook St., was killed Tuesday after- noon in a one car accident 22 miles norlh of Cuba, N. M. Ifcr husband, switchboard opcr- ilor at the West Tcxns Utilities xwer plant, suffered lacera- .ions and a back injury. He was driving Ihe car which spun around on the highway and crashed. The Welches were on (heir way to Farmington, N. M., lo visil eople as well as buildings." was ditiou to his Chamber of Com- merce work during 19fil. Rev. Vanderpool, a tour-year- resident of Snyder, held pastor- ates at Ballinger, Coleman and mined Snyder's lirsl Citizen of the Breckcnridge before moving here. Year here Tuesday night. The Mclhodist minister was hon- ored at the Snyder Chamber of Commerce annual banquet in the Snyder High School Cafeteria. It marked the second such aware! for the Rev. Vanderpool, who received similar award while living in Uttlefield. Joe Cargile, outgoing Chamber president, praised Rev. Vander- pool for his work with Ihe United Fund, Ihe Boy Scouts, Salvation Army and Goocifellows, in ad- Poll TOXCJ falJ..... Exemption; Claimed Tofalt........ 1961 folk, Exempt! Recmrf (I960) Deadline Midnight Tonight (See Poll Tax Blank P9. 3-A) Earlier in the program, Rusty Loomis. a new resident of Snyder, tvas presented a special placiue from the Longview Chamber of Commerce for his work there be. (ore he moved. Cargile and incoming president Harold Lacik spoke briefly during Ihe program, l.acik introduced six incoming directors. They were C. 0. Holder Jr., Claude McCormick Sr, R. C. Pat- ton, Badger Robertson, James liosser and E. H. Williamson. Holdover directors are Bud Eng- and, Herb Feather, Charles Hart-, man, Mark McLaughlin and D. D. Shclburne. Dr. Walter K. Kerr, Tyler Melh- odist minister who devotes his full time to youth work, was prinel- pal speaker for the evening. He also sang several folk songs, ac- companying himself on Ihe guitar. "Only on n foundation of coop- eration can you have Ihe keenest Dr. Kerr said. This is the basis of our way of life." "Competition keeps us sharp and growing. This is Ihe genius of he said. Dr. Kerr is a. native Abilenian and a graduate of Hardin Sim- mons University. ;