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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1962, Abilene, Texas V; v "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT TO PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS AttociOtd fnm 82ND YEAR, NO 29 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, J WGV fU PAUtiS 1JN MVE .-I sauo X9 03 S31VS Tornadic Storms Wallop Region Loraine Twister Is Destructive r By JACK SHERIDAN Reporter-News Staff Writer LORAINE A sporadic mid- aftenioon twister which apparent- ly failed to touch dovvn, did an estimated to in damage here Saturday, but no in- j'uries were incurred. Constable Lawience Graham' said the tornado approached the Mitchell County town from the noi Uiwest, swung southeast through town and then left in a northeasterly du ection Graham, who was in a gas sta- tion in the center of town at the time of the storm, said he didn't believe it actually touched down "It just seamed to hovei overhead for a few said Graham A small cafe in the northeast part of town was completely level- ed but a Negro woman in an ad- joining home was unharmed. Mrs. Julaia; Williams, owner of the cafe, said she heard the wind and rain and ran from the cafe into the adjoining house. "I got to the kitchen and saw the loof of the cafe and tree limbs going by the Mrs. Williams said. The roof settled 100 feet away. Sgt. B. J Butler, of the Depart- ment of Public Safety and Deputy Sheriff Roy Richaids both esti- mated the damage to be close to A Buick belonging to Walter Courtney received heavy damage when a large lunb from a mes- quite tree pierced the windshield and both side windows, damaged the upholstering and dented the roof. The strong svinds which brought with them an estimated .50 inch of ram were said to have done moderate damage to the cotton rops in the area. Hail whipped Sec LORAINE, Pg. 2-A, Col. 3 WEAIHf U, S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (WenlhcT Map. Pane '.1-M ABILENE AND VICINITY Miles) Partis ctoudy continued throufift Monday w tit nfleutoon and evening Hnuniersnower Hteh bcth 100 low bundax HH ht 70 to 75 NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear tc cloudy nnU hot Sunday nnd Monday. Scattered late thundersliowcrs Northwest portion. Hish Sunday 5-M02.. NORTHWEST -TEX AS r Clear tit cloudy Sunday and Monday, Scattered thundershowers. Hinh Suiulay ffi-102. -SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to clouilj and ho( Sunday mid Monday with scatter- ed Intc thUrwrsiiowcrs North portion. Saturday a.m. 80 78 78 78 77 78 Saturday p. SG fl8 100 99 83 85 88 92 HUh and law for 24-hours ending p.m.: 102 and 75. Histi and low same date last year: S3 and 70. Sunset last ttiutiti sunrise today: sunset toniwht: Barometer reading at U p.m.: 27.99. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 71 per cent. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport......... .30 Total for Year 1188 Normal for Year........... 12.93 317 Glenhaven.............07 582 E.N. 23rd.............. 1.60 1758Amblcr.................60 1541 N. 8th .................81 742 Sandefer............... -70 682 E.N. 15th 522 Grape ..................75 1041 Jefferson Dr..........70 DYESS AFB 1.50 BALLINGER .................15 COLEMAN .................Trace HASKELL....................50 1NADALE 1.00 LAWN .......................03 LORAINE.......... .25 to 1.00 LUEDERS .40 MUNDAY .20 OVALO ROBY .......................50 ROTAN ....................Trace ROSCOE Trace SEYMOUR 1.50 STAMFORD .................15 TUSCOLA ....................06 WINTERS ....................10 Damage Here, Roby, Haskell Violent -weather with at least' two tornadoes slammed into the, AbSene area Saturday afternoon1 and evening, injuring five persons: at Dyess Air Force Base, dam- aging aircraft, flooding streets and also taking the roofs off several houses at Loraine. None of the injured was believed seri- ously injured. High winds, medium sized hail and heavy thundershowers dis- rupted public service utility lines in widely scattered areas. Haskell Boby, Loraine and Abilene had damage. An undetermined amount icre were reports of a funnd! ud, a spokesman said no torna- was definitely identified by pec-, nnel on the base. Due to dariness, officials were- able to give exact estimates aircraft damage Saturday eve- See STORM, Pg. 2-A, Col, 1 all _... of was inflicted on Strage- at IT'S A MESS Mrs. Julia Williams, at right, narrow- ly escaped injury when the cafe adjoining her home was leveled by a twister at Loraine Saturday after- noon. A short time before the store had cinder block walls and a sheet metal roof. Mrs. Williams was in the cafe and ran to the adjoining house when she heard the approaching twister. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) Ribicoff Job damage gic Air Command aircraft Dyess. High winds and hail struck shortly after 6 p.m causing dam- age to C-130 aircraft belonging to the 64th Troop Carrier Wing. Several C-47 aircraft also were reported damaged as were heli- copteis. Several buildings were damaged slightly by the wind. Weather officials at the base sai( that winds were clocked at 55 miles per hour near the center of the runway at the peak o! the storm. The rain gauge was dam aged by the high winds, but from :.00 .to an inch and a half o ram fell during the brief period The storm approached the has' from the southwest, and although By KARL R. BAUMAN HYANNIS PORT, Mass. President Kennedy ended his search Saturday for a top-flight administrator to head the Depart- ment of Health, Education and Welfare by handing the. job to Cleveland's veteran mayor, Antho- ny J. Celebrezze, 51. "It came as a great surprise! to Celebrezze said in Cleve- land. It came also as a surprise to just about everyone else. Even Kennedy didn't know for sure Un- til Saturday morning that Cele- brezze was his man to succeed Abraham A. Ribicoff, the first j3r- A MINUTE TOO LATE Walter Courtney of Loraine had just opened the door of his garage and was about to put his car away when a twister drove the. limb of a mesquite tree through the windshield and windows and creased the roof of ar. (Staff Photo) Related storj, Pg. 2-A son named to his Cabinet and the iirst to resign. Ribicoff, former governor of Connecticut, sent in his formal Thursday to campaign or the Democratic Senate nomi- nation in that state. Associates of the President said i key factor in his choice of Cele-' was the mayor's reputation as a good administrator. Kennedy made up his mind to iffer the job to Celebrezze only Friday. He reached the mayor, was on a fishing trip to Can- nda, by telephone and told him le wanted him for the Cabinet acancy. Like many other husbands fac- ng a .problem, Celebrezze had to leg for time. He hurried back to Cleveland to talk it over with his vife. Before 9 a.m. Saturday the mayor phoned the President, who s spending the weekend on Cape Cod, io say he'd accept. Celebrezze, now serving an un- precedented fifth term as Cleve- land's mayor, is coming to Wash- .ngton Tuesday for a conference with Keuiedy. Asst. White House press secre- tary Andrew T. Hatcher said Cel- ebrezze's nomination would be sent to the Senate for confirma- .ion early this week. Celebrezze will join the Cabinet as soon as le is confirmed, Hatcher said. For Celebrezze, the shift from .he mayor's chair to the Presi- dent's Cabinet means no change in pay. The salary of each job is annually. Celebrezze is a Roman Catholic. Cleveland is one of the nation's ANTHONY CELEBREZZE 'a great largest Catholic communities. There now is one Catholic in the Cabinet of the first Catholic ever elected to the presidency Atty. 2 Die in Wreck BASTROP (AP) A head-on jrash between a produce truck and a car killed Belton Constable Alva Stroud, 50, and his wife, 44, Friday. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, the Pres- i ident's biother. f In announcing Celebrezze's ap- pointment, Kennedy said the may or "brings to mv Cabinet a wealth of experience gained from having worked through the years with the problems of people, particularly those in the areas of health, edu- cation and He therefore brings to this great department an intimate knowledge which will prove invaluable in making the department an effective instru- ment for the general welfare." Kennedy said he had known Cel- ebrezze for a number of years and that he had the "highest ro- gard for his ability, integrity and dedication to the public service." Ohio's two Democratic senators, Stephen M. Young and Frank J. Lausche, himself a former Cleve- land mayor, were quick to praise 1 Celebrezze's appointment. "He is an ideal Young said. Lausche said Celebrezze "has been a very able, honest and hard working mayor. I am certain that he will fill the new post with dis tinction and honor." Cussed and Discussed.. The County Committee Under U.S. Form Program What is a county committee under the gov- ernment farm program? The county committee has come in for re- peated reference, and considerable blame, in testimony before Senator McClellan's commit- tee investigating the Billy Sol Estes case. Farm EaMtor Bob Cooke today begins a series of stores explaining fully the background and functions of o county committee, as it operates in Taylor County. See today's farm page, Pg. 10-D. Abiienian 1 of 2 Killed in Smashup A 57-year-old Abilene carpen (er, Clyde Henley of 1057 S. 10th was one of. two persons fatall> injured Friday night when a pick up track overturned near Cleve land, Tex. Also killed was Robert Le Pall, 57, a carpenter of Corsi cana. The driver, Ernest Willis 52, of Cleveland, was injured, Th Associated Press reported. Mr. Henley was born June 21 1905, in Winston Salem, N. C. and came to Abilene in 1947 fron Galveston. He had worked in thi vicinity of Texas City for th' past year. He married Lucille Dahl ii Shreveport, La., in 1940. Mr. Henley was a member o Carpenters Local 1565. Funeral is pending at Laughter North Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife; on daughter, Linda, 10, cf the home four sons, Billy, 19, stationed will the U. S. Navy in Japan, am Robert, 18, Richard, 1G, and Sam my, 13, all of the home; an several brothers and sisters. NEWS INDEX SECTION A To Your Good Health 7 Oituories 4 Oil Pa9e 10 SECTION B Library notes Editorial.1: Dyess pix Page......... 8 Business Outlook SECTION C Women's news Amusements f 1 Bridge............... SECTION D Sports............... Radio-TV logs TV Scout ChurcK page Argentine ieauty Miss Jniverse MIAMI BEACH, Fla (AP) iss Norma Beatrix Nolan, oi rgentiaa, a Latin beauty with ish in her eyes, was chosen Sat- rdsy night as Miss Universe of 62. The jet black-haired model was eked from among a field of 15 ternational beauties by a panel international judges and she adn't expected the honor. T don't think I'll shs aid .before stepping on. stage. All of the girls are prettier than For herself, she is 5 feet 6, eiglis 120 pounds, and curves, torn 35 to 25 and back to 36. 'he 24-year-old beauty is a grand- aughter of an Irish farmer who ligrated to Argentina. The judges panel selected as er first ranner-up Miss Anna eirsdottir, a lightly freckled aughter of Iceland, who said now re wants "to sleep, sleep, sleep." The second runner-up was Miss nja Aulikki Jarvinen. of Finland ho carried a bicycle valve with er as she paraded her beauty aturday night. Miss Finland said re valve was given to .her by er friends with whom she works an advertising agency in Pam-. are. Finland. She. said, "They ave it to me because I'm get- ng sometimes angry." The third runner-up was the tall, dark-haired daughter of a re- red officer in the army of the epublic of China, Miss Helen iu. Poised and calm, the picture f Oriental serenity, Miss Liu was ne of the popular choices of the apacity audience of She a student, studying accounting, Taipei, Taiwan. Don't Leave Without Letting Us Know Oon'V leave an vacation without colling mi An accumulation of papari in your yard Is an open invitation to burglars and prow- lers. Initeaef, lot us save your ptipors in our Vacation-Pat.. We'll neaily package them in deliver them on your return at no cxlra charge. call OR 3-4271 Circulation Departmenf fa VACATION-PAK Service Your Life and the Mushroom Cloud in 1961 (EDITOR'S NOTE- In its quest for knowledge, science has unlocked never before the power ot the sun. In his evolution, man has known never before a challenge to his Very survival. Such are the awe- some facts of life in the Cold War, How docs their fearful shadow affect their thoughts, their society, their life? Here Is a rare and revealing insight into the soul of America in crisis. By SAUL PETT AP Ncwsfcalures Writer .The siren woke him In thch bedroom and he went lo the win- dow, Uwking out, he saw only tho neat square lawns of their alrco and the still dark houses of their There was little movement. The 'earsons had again forgotten to urn off their sprinkler. The Laughlins1 cat moved cautiously along the flagstone walk between -he dogwoods, darting backward jlances like a spy being followed. He turned from the window and loted with pleasure his wife asleep, her brown hair rumpled jirlishly on the pillow, 'the smile on her face. He thought he kids across Ihe hall and in the stillness of an American home night, far from the noisy mnnds of the day, he felt a peace. Tho siren wailed again, then ho iionrd a second siren but both sounded distant. And won- dering about the sirens, he dcred why his palms were sud donly moist. it a house on fire? Or a world? No one knows when it started, o one can say when it will end, it arrived, it is there, it remains, .his age of ubiquitous crisis called the cold war, like a cloud which seems to come everywhere and ends nowhere, casts its shadow behind every jun- gle-bush, every snow drift, ever small home, every plan or movement of or pretension of man. It is crisis without parallel in at history because tho stakes have de: never been so high. It involves deep man's survival, and the fact that statement has the ring And cliche reflects the extent of its presence, What docs living on the edge of won- crisis, on tho edge of nuclear ob- livion, do to us? What has it done to America and Americans, emo- tionally, socially, politically, ceo- nomically? How are we changed? What are the scars? How deep are the trauma? Anxiety in the mass is impos- sible to measure. There are nb cardiographs to record the heart from leaps when men hearl fire sirens It and think of bombs. There are no surveys that tell us how often or every how deep the cold war has be- come part of our daily emotional life. One can only spcedate, and what follows is the speculation ot experts, of psychiatrists, psychol- ogists, sociologists, philosophers, that teachers, politicians, historians, of theologians, economists, writers, public opinion researchers, social observers. More Survival, Less Security America In tho ago of crisis Is wrapped In Irony. It lives, in Dick- em' words, in the best of times and tho worst of times, We live in better houses, we eat belter food, we survive more ill- ness, we live longer, we are kinder to each other in the slow fight against intolerance, we show more conscience to the world. We have extended democracy but in the cold war we also have had to strain it. In the name of security, we have tried to insure ourselves against the lack of it, but no union contract, no unemployment com- pensation board, no pension, no medical team, no discovery of tho laboratory can guarantee that any of us will breathe tomorrow. We have spent more money more than any other nation in history- Id win friends and Influence people In the world but we hear more crltictsrh of ourselves abroad thar any time since we became a world power. We are richer and more power- 'ul than ever before but "the old American as a na- symptom, is gone. We invc huge stockpiles of nuclear jombs and rockets and we have learned to send a man around the world in 90 minutes but now we must also learn to fight with knives in the dark, in jungles and swamps yet" .unnamed, in wars that may never be declared. In sunshine, we hear thunder; in stillness, we hear the last tem- pest. "Never says J. Glenn Gray, philosophy teacher at Colorado College, "has the con- trast between man's power anc his impotence seamed so stark .Spiritual dizziness has become a permanent state. At last tiie uni- verse appears to be open and al man's disposal, but at the same time Here and there uncertainty ac-l tually changes lives. A motherj says, "Why should I have more children to bring into this crazy A student says, "Why should I spend 12 years becom- ing a doctor when the world may Wow A professor leaves a distinguished teaching job in America and moves with his fam- ily to Australia because he thinks his country may soon explode. A young thinker discards creative cf> fort' for a beard, a guitar and the life of a beatnik or nihilist, be- lieving only in nothing, distrust ing everything. instinct for Normalcy But these the exceptions, even If their total rims into the hundreds of thousands. vast majority of Americans arc ann- imis but, judging by all the signs, do not live in lifhtmare, de not consciously carry the emotional burden of' world crisis into their daily lives, have not knowingly changed their lives because of it. 'Why There is little sign of "nuclear neurosis" and few psychiatrists [tad patients who can legitimately blame their disturbances on the possibility of nuclear extinction. Despite their anxiety, the gieat mass of Americans cling to "the instinct for normal in the phrase of Arthur Schlesinger Jr., the historian and White House assis- tant. While great changes occur m tho world and smaller, suMli changes occur in our govcrnmwt, economy and intellectual life, m average American, it seems, the mile noticeable change in nta pattern. YOU 4ND, ;