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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUfl EXACP-Y YEAH, NO. 22 3AV 3103 9909 xa saivs ZiW.i TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY wluoaaiH iES IN FIVE SECTIONS Missile Strike Set for July 23 BURNED OUT Flames and smoke billow skyward from theiwo-story brick home of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Oldham at 1555 Oldham Ln., which was destroyed by Woman Rescued As Home Burns fire-Saturday -afternoon. Firemen were called to the scene too late to save the Lytle Shores home from complete destruction. (Staff Photo by Phil Hamilton) The two-story brick home of Mr and'Mrs D. M. Oldham in the 3500 block of Oldham Ln., was ravaged by fire Saturday after- noon, and Mr. Oldham and his semi-invalid wife bearly escaped injury in IJie Otdham said the fire broke out while he was in his workshop near the house, and Mrs. Oldham was In the living room taking a nap, Ben Richey, superintendent of Abilene Boys Ranch, was passing the Lytle Shores home about p.m. and saw the smoke and flames coming out of an upstairs window on the south side of the house. Warning Oldham that the house was on fire, Richey entered the burning building and assisted Mrs. Oldham to safety. Mrs. Oldham insisted Satur- day night Uiat she didn't need any help getting out of the house. "The room was full of smoke when I left, but I could have got- ten out by myself. There was a man (Richey) who didn't Ihink so, but I could have made she said. "The whole south side of the house on fire svhen I went in to-getMrs. Richey said. "She didn't want to come out, but I got her to the door and carried her out awayffrom the house." Richey reported that Oldham entered the' house to retrieve some guns and bearly. escaped be- ing trapped when thfr celling col- lapsed. 'We have a garage apartment for the fourth time its planned we can move into if we want to, but we'll make our home herp at the hotel for a she said. Mrs. Oldham estimated that it irould take at least to build back the nine room house, but said she was unable to esti- mate the amount of furnishings that were destroyed. "The house was full of valuable antiques, china, silver, and other she said. Firemen fought the blaze which demolished the home, built by the Oldhams in 1927, but were unable to save any of the structure. Mr. and Mrs. Oldham moved into the Windsor Hotel, "for a few and Mrs. Oldham said Sat- urday night that they planned to build back a one-story house sometime in the future. The Oldhams have lived in Abi- lene since 1898, he said. The Abilene fire department sent four units to the fire, and when the last ine left at p.m. a reserve booster unit, was on standby until about dark. The fire department reported that one man was still at the scene at p.m. to prevent the fire from breaking out again. Learn-to-Swim Begins Monday More than 300 neophyte and weeks, to followed on July 30 experienced swimmers will a senior life saving course of the VFW swim- for swimmers 16 years old and up. U.S. Delays Nuclear Test Fourth Time HONOLULU United States postponed again Saturday high-altitude nuclear test above Johnston Island. The official cause was bad weather. However, the U.S. Weather Bu- reau had indicated improving weather and said after the post- xmement was announced that the :est site had average winds and only scattered clouds. The big explosion was reset for Sunday night after 11 p.m. 4 a.m.. Monday Eastern Standard technical or weather troubles could delay it to a.m. EST. If the device isn't fired by then another postponement will be or- dered, probably until Monday night. The third attempt was planned for July 4 after two missile fail- ures. Clouds and rain squalls over Johnston .Island spoiled chances Friday night and, high winds were blamed for a 24-hour delay Thurs- day. Technical difficulties appar- ently caused the postponement Wednesday, The clouds and rain moved JFK Reyniled With Father HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) Ambassador Joseph P. Cennedy, rehabilitated enough away from the mid-Pacific test nounced in advance, zone.early Saturday and midday up the waters of the VFW swim-; ming pool Monday as the annual Learn-to-Swim program begins a five-week run. A total of youngsters be tween the ages of 18 have All swimmers should come to the pool already dressed in theif swim suits. Miss Ball stressed The swim program will con- clude Aug. 11 with the annual for the free instruction water show at p.m. sponsored by The Abilene Report