Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1962, Abilene, Texas
OR OFFENSE TO FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT >r YEAR, NO. 30 ABILENE, PAGE ONE Not' everybody ii supertti- ttow. The fact that last Friday was Friday the Thirteenth didn't leett to bother lovers appear-. Ing at the Taylor County Clerk's 'Seven (71) couples obtained on that supposedly unlucky day their passports to the preacher and the "I do" ceremonies. Taylor County Court-at-Law Judge Tbeo Ash celebrated a birthday Saturday. though the calendar indi- cated it was his 96th, the judge figures it to be bis "third" birthday: t Back in 1999 Judge Ash, then in private practice as an at- torney, became ill. Diagnosis Was he was doomed by a mus- cular affliction. He was told he might have but a few months to live. Since then he has served by appointment as judge and is now the Democratic nominee unopposed tot an elective term in office. So, and 1982 Sat- urday was his third birthday. Advertisement by the First Methodist Church of Balllhger in the Ballinger Ledger regard- ing a Sunday youth program: "God Loves Little Children. Methodists Lovu Them Too." To a large degree a town is judged by its salespeople, for they are the residents the vis- itor contacts, the attendants at the service station, the waitress at the restaurant, the clerk at the grocery, dry goods, hard- ware or drug store. The Ballinger Ledger, taking note of that situation, has launched a contest to determine the friendliest and most courte- ous man and woman in its col- lective employe force. _ The readers of the paper will make the decision, using "bal- lots" printed in current editions of the Ledger Savings bonds and certificates will go to the winners. Jerry Sitton, Cisco newspaper publisher, reports the Chief Brown family of that town has installed a system for keeping up with each other. A shortwave radio setup has been installed at the family home. Receivers and transmitters are in car and boat. The system is good for 12 lake, home and auto, within limits, are in contact. Cross Plains folk are twice as "rich" as Abilene folk, it ap- pears. Jack Scott, Cross Plains news- man, reports that, if deposits in the town's Citizens State Bank belonged to residents of the town and to thepi equally, there'd be for each. Such a statement almost forc- es you to divide (Abilene Chamber of Commerce's esti- mated local population) into (the total local de- posits as announced by banks at See, Cross Plains has twice as much cash per capita. Or, take Albany peo- ple (last official census) and deposits. Or, Colorado City, people last census and deposits or, Knox City with people and deposits. Or Winters, people and cash. AK Secretary Suspended After Launching Probe HOUSTON (AP) The 23-year- old secretary whose story of an attempted bribe set off nn investi- gation into Gulf Coast rice acre- age allotments was suspended at the request of a Washington offi- cial, the Houston Post said Sun- day. H. Miller, southwest director of the Agricultural Stabilisation and Conservation Service, was quoted by the Post in Washington as saving he asked i Matagorda County Agricultur and Conservation t to suspend Mrs. Nona Bay City, Craft was the acre- clerk of the Mata- _ committee On June fiartlod government orti __ by telling take part to shuffles be- coa W6T OT SVX31 3AV 3103 V26V 99O8 XB 03 S31V6 33tAH3S FOURTEEN PAGES IN ONE SECTION .nencans n South Viet Nam WHAT'S LEFT OF IT L. E. Mayfield holds a tri- angular fragment of large painted plate glass window shattered at the Key City Drive-In Theater by what he described as a small twister. The window was in the theater's storeroom. No one was hurt. A section of the theater fence was destroyed Saturday. (Staff Photo) Winds Fell Lines In Nolan County Rain, accompanied by some scatteied hail and high winds, made its second appearaflfe in the Abilene area in two days Sun- day afternoon, but damage-was slight in most areas. The more heavily damaged areas included the 'Eskota com- munity, 5 miles south of Sweetwa- :er where a half mile of high pow- er electric transmission lines were )lown down. Two large poles fell across the REA line knocking it oose from six poles. Repairmen were trying to get the lines back in working" order Sunday afternoon. The roof was blown off a barn on the Fred Williams place about mile from the Adrian Ranch in the same community. One inch of rain was also reported five miles east of Lake Sweetwater, and Maryneal received an inch. Nolan, the dryest town in he area, received 2 inches of rain Sunday. This was the second ime they had had enough rain to measure since Oct. 1961. One inch was recorded there in May. Some high wind and hail were reported in the Merkel area, where cotton crops on the Joe liggins place were beaten down o the stems. Heaviest rainfall in Abilene was reported at 682 E.N. 15th where ..10 inch was recorded. The Abilene Street Department reported that Catclaw Creek had overrun its banks and .N. 19th, N. 20th, Portland, Sammons, Rus- sell, S. 27th and E.N. 14th Streets were closed to traffic for a time n the vicinity of the creek. The Sunday rain came on the icels of violent weather which raked the area Saturday night leaving an unoccupied farm home owned by Mrs. T. C. Casey of 741 Peach, about 12 miles south- west of Abilene, in shambles. Mrs. Casey reported that the furniture in the house was scat- tered over ah area about a block in diameter and the tops of a butane tank and overhead water tank were ripped-off. Another house owned by Mrs. Casey and occupied by A. N. Norman received damage to the roof and a window screen was torn off. Mrs, Casey said that Norman was not at home when the twister: hit, but returned home to find part of his -roof gone and his telephone and electric lines knocked out. WHERE IT RAINED Sun. 2-day Total ABILENE Municipal Airport' .01 .31 Total for Year 11.89 Normal for Year 13.00 430 Kirkwood........ 1.70 582 EN 23rd........ .72 2.32 702 Sandifer..........55 1.25 682 EN 15th 1.10 2.00 DYESS AFB ........17 1.23 BALLINGER .........02 ,17 BUFFALO GAP.......Trace CLYDE............ .60 EASTLAND .........Trace HAWLEY ............80 MARYNEAL......... 1.00 MERKEL 1.00 NOLAN............. 2.00 OVALO................40 LAKE SWEETWATER 1.00 TUSCOLA............ .10 WINTERS.......... .35 COUNTY COMMITTEE, NO. 2 County Committee Is A Board of Directors By BOB COOKE Reporter-News Farm Editor (Second of a series on the (unctions of a county commit- tee in the federal farm pro- gram.) Community delegates to a Tay- or County convention elect the county chairman, vice chairman, member, first and second alter- nate of Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service Comniit- ee. The present members of the committee arc George C. (Clint) Stewart, Rt. 3, Abilene, chair- man; Frank' A; Boulter, Ttiscov a, vice chairman; and Robert E Riney, Rt. 3. Merkel; Alton Rob- erts, Bradshaw, first alternate; and Ernest Teaff, Merkel, second alternate. Stewart has 13 years service on the committee, Boulter 10 and Ri- ney five. There wai never any regulation as to the number of yews a com- milteeman may serve, only that he must be elected annually. An effort WM made during the Ben- ion administration to limit the Number of termi apenop could MI it, tail the MnenAmM fatted to receive appwal. Cisco Crash Kills Macon, Ga., Sailor A sailor from Macon, Ga., died at Hendrick Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning after being injured about p.m. Saturday in a two-car collision on rain- slick U.S. Highway 80 in Cisco. Francis E. Fuller, 18, died-at a.m. Sunday. An Abilene woman riding in the other car was also admitted to the hospital. Mrs. Welton A. Bowman, 32, of 1801 McCracken St. was listed in "fair" condition Sunday with a possible knee injury. A relative at the hospital added she also had a bruised chest The accident occurred on the west side of Cisco at the time of a brief shower. The Fuller car was going east and the other car, being driven by Bowman, was going west. Both cars were demolished in the head- on crash. An ambulance attendant said the Bowmans were returning from an outing at Lake Cisco and that Fuller was going to Georgia to leave his wife because he had been ordered to duty aboard a ship. .Mrs. who was jured, flew'on io Georgia Sunday from Abilene. Elliott's Funeral Home reported the body will be taken to Maeon for burial, Fuller's rank was not known here Sunday. Also riding in the Bowman car were the Bowmans' two children and a friend, who, the relative said, were only shaken up and did not require hospital attention. Bowman was not hurt. Guard Return Is Marred by Wreck About Abilenians and oth- er West Central Texans of the 6th Texas National Guard Divi- ion returned home Sunday after two weeks of field training at Picket Gets Jail Term CAMP MERCURY, Nev. A woman picketing against nu- clear testing was arrested Sunday after she ignored warnings and walked onto the secret Nevada lest site. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating a state law against trespassing. Mrs. Mary Harvey, 32, of Mo- desto, Calif., was taken into cus- tody after she got about 2 feet beyond the boundary marking the Atomic Energy Commission's site. District Attorney Wiliam Beko of Nye County said he talked to the woman about 30 minutes, try- ing to discourage her from enter- ing the test site. "She was aware of the Nevada trespassing said Beko, "but she felt so strongly about this she couldn't help herself. We sug- gested she meet with the AEC and other responsible authorities, but she wasn't interested." "She felt this hadn't done any good in the past, and it wouldn't do any good Beko added. (Wealker Map, Pin ABILENE AND VICINITY (Baffin 40 miles) Partly cloudy and cwillnurt hot through Tuesday with a chance for afternoon and evening IKh DMA 100, low neir 75. NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS Clear to cloudy and warn ttonday and nuday. Scattered late hundenhowera earth portions. 94-1MT CUNT STEWART esMiy ASCS cUrman for Texas ASCS County revised May II, 19O, as follows: "The county committee Is to serve as a board of directors, In the lame genera) manner as the board of dlrtctors of a cooper- ative or other heal Therespsnsttiaittesof f ASCS Coramtttee, couim. CM. t WEATHER TKMPnATUaUES 2 3- 'COOKED UP' GAG Model Marsha Stevens of Shreveport looks right at home toiling over a hot stove, or in this case a hot car hood, as she fries an egg on the hood after the mercury climbed near the 100-degree mark Sunday. (AP Wire- photo) he vehicle, Capt. Adams said. Mansker was slightly bruised and shaken up, but did not rer quire hospitalization. Two hundred men of the 1st Jorth Fort Polk, La., but the Rocket-Howitzer Battalion, 131st therwise happy homecoming was marred by an accident which in- ured oiie man. An Abilene national guardsman was injured about 10 a.m. Sun- lay when the jeep weapon carrier hat he was driving turned over about 10 miles southeast of here on State Highway 36, as Com- pany C, 2nd Battle Group, 142nd nfantry, was returning home. The injured man was PFC Ver- non Perry Milburn, 20, of Et. Abilene, a passenger in the 'A- on vehicle driven by Cpl. Bobby Henry Mansker, 20, of Anson. Milburn was taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital where he was eported to have suffered a frac- tured right ankle. His condition was described as "fair." Highway Patrolman Jack Shields, who investigated the ac- cident, said that the vehicle was >eing driven down the improved boulder'of. the highway, and Cpl. Mansker lost control. The vehicle urned over 1% times coming to rest on the top. Both men were hrown from the vehicle, Shields said. Capt. Richard L. Adams, Com- pany C commander, said that faul- y steering was probably the rea- son for the .accident. Capt. Ad- ams reported that the jeep, car- rying a 105-MM recoilless rifle, was going only about 25 miles per tour at the time of the accident: fhcrc was no ammunition aboard Tornado Hits Near Pampa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A tornado struck a rural area south of Pampa in the Texas 'anhandle Sunday ntght, injuring .wo persons and damaging KHise and trailer home. The injured, S. C. Jones, 73, and ttiul UFA A f iirMiwi wo mra. cock, M south and one mlw west of Pampa. Mrs. Babcock said she as the tornado winds turned the oftr Artillery commanded by Lt. Col. Vaiden P. Hiner, arrived in Abi- ene shortly after 11. a.m. Sunday y motor convoy, The convoy pass- ed by the accident scene about 30 minutes after it happened. After unloading and clean-up operations, the men were dis- missed shortly after noon. Most of the men of the infantry lattle group arived in Abilene and ither area points by bus early Sunday morning, but battle group motor vehicles, including the one which turned over, arrived short- ly before the artillery battalion. Other companies in the infantry >attle group are located at Sny- der, Sweetwater, Ballinger, Cole- man, Santa Anna, Brownwood, Jrady, Stephenville, and Lampas- Brig. Gen. Ralph M. .Krieger, assistant division commander, and tattle group commander Gol. lames L. Moreland, both of AM- ene, returned with the group by us. The infantry group vehicles left toth Fort Polk Friday, traveling o Crockett. They arrived at Fort lood Saturday and came in from there Sunday, said Capt. Adams. The artillery battalion convoy left Fort Polk early Saturday and arrived at Tort Hood Saturday night. Major Landon H. Hill, bat- alion executive officer, was in charge. Next scheduled drill for the artillerymen is Monday night, when they will continue perform- ing maintenance on their equip- ment. O'Brien Man Dies in Crash At Ranger HANGER (BNS) A 20-year- old O'Brien man was killed, and two Olden men injured in a one car accident in the city limitsi-of Ranger about p.m. Saturday. Billy Wayne Cate, former resi- dent of Olden, died in Ranger Gen-York of Asheville, N. C., was NEWS INDEX SECTION A AmuMrnenti 4 Comict------............9 Editorials 10 Radio-TV lag.......... 13 TV Seoul-............ 13 Helicopter Shot Down; One Found By PETElt ABNETf t. SAIGON, Sooth Viet -Communist guerrilla ganftrlf knockeoVdown a U.S. Army belt copter with five Americans': aboard in mountainous jungle E, near the Laos border Sunday. U.S. authorities said one freer was found-by a govenmient search party about eight rom the crash. The officer, whose name wtt not disclosed, was found wafting in the heavily Red-infiltrated area. There was no word of the 'our other Americans and two South Vietnamese army men aboard the helicopter. The U.S. authorities saW the of- ficer was unhurt .except for bruises. V The government search party1 worked into the night in search of the others. Hampered by thunderstorms and low clouds, other helicopter) based in the area rushed to the. scene but were unable to locate the downed machine. The H21 helicopter was in a routine suppl. ____ Kontum Province, about JO mflet from the Laos border in the north- ern part of South Viet Nam, feeriEafi said, when7 4 ran into heavy ground fire. This was the first helicopter ported actually shot down, by Communist guerrillas since the United States began its massive- training and support assistance to South Viet Nam last December. Helicopters, which frequently' fly Vietnamese troops into battle position, are hit .almost daily, tiowever, and several have been forced down by mechanical or other trouble while on mission: In nearly all cases the crews have been able to make and fly back to base. Personnel aboard the missing craft were believed to include military advisers as well as crew members. The report came only a day after U.S. Army Capt. Don J, eral a.m. Sun- day of injuries received when the car he was driving went out of control and crashed into a lighl pole and apartment house about a half mile from downtown Rang- r. Two other passengers in the car William B. Griffith, 20, and Jim- mie Doyle Norman, 20: both a. Olden, were slightly injured but machine guns and other arms. were not admitted to the hospi- tal. City policeman Bill Bellinger who investigated the ported that the car driven by Gate failed to make a sharp curve on the Caddo highway, skidded and hit the light pole. After hitting the pole and throwing Cate out of the car, it spun and hit the Terry Place Apartments with the rear end of the vehicle. Mrs. Temple Wheat, who was asleep in the bedroom about one foot from the point of impact was not injured but was suffering from shock and required medical at tention. Gate's body was taken to East land Funeral Home in Eastland where services are pending. killed in a Communist ambush 40 miles north of Saigon. He was the seventh American killed in com- bat since December. Sixteen other Americans have died in York, adviser to a Vietnamest) airborne brigade, died with- A Vietnamese when their, 19-vehide convoy was attacked'by a 500- man guerrilla ttait with mines, The guerrilla band apparently escaped, carrying its dead ana wounded through the dense Military sources said two com. panics of paratroopers and a bat- talion of infantry sent in made no contact. No results were reported either from a series of air strikes ia the jungle against the retreating Viet Cong. At least three large convoya- two of which included armored vehicles-have been knocked enl by the Viet Cong guerrillas In the same region in the part months. Communists describe area, known as D Zone, as a fit crated area in which they Mi nearly complete sway. Ex-Jap Officer Answers Plea From U.S. Mother NEW YORK (AP) A 17-year kyo Shimbun that her son was headed by twopi search for information on the do- son's wartime Anna to my Top? was informed through a Tokyo newspaper that beard a former Japanese army lieuien- Kyo AntmDull UWL M probably among 11 members of ma's command, ho Ml a B24 bomber crew who died in paper. the flaming crash. said waa Wad Ho told the newspaper that a criminal tinams ba taXM member of the crew para- taf action to r-------' chuted to Koror Island. Palau sot mIM w. of Manila en May, 4, MM. Mrs. sot, Ing9 an air raid by group M the ariand.