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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1962, Abilene, Texas OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WQRLli fXACTLY AS IT 898896101 HOSJVH svxai svnvo ABILENE. TEXAS, FRIDAY MO HIRTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 3DIAM3S H1IJO89IW ornadoes Sight In Wake of Rains GOOD WEATHER FOB FROGS There isn't much doubt that it rained and rained hard in Abilene Thursday. Evidence is produced by John Honea, son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Honea of 1417 S. 18th, and Mike Richards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Richards of 1415 S. 18th who kept busy between the rains catching frogs on the Jefferson Junior High School grounds. (Staff photo by Jimmy Parsons) Rains Cause Flooding In Many Areas Heavy rams, which caused mi- nor flooding in a number of areas continued through Thursday night in Central West Texas anc the forecast called for additional showers Friday. Thunder storms, accompanied by at least two reported sightings of tornado funnels, swept through the area, dumping as much as 6.5 inches of rain in some sections of Abilene and generally heavy rains throughout the remainder of the area. Lightining struck a power line near the Oak Creek pump station at Blackwell, causing some dam- age to lines and poles. Electricity was off in that area for about PAGE ONE [By KatharynDuftl The sales tax has become pret- ty much a way of Texas life, come salespeople tell us, People, on the whole, pay, with or without grumbles. One hao-. py about it, Mrs Polly Siewert, manager at "SJie tried to pay four cents on (he dollar. We told her it wasfonly two cents and she was delighted. She was from Cali- fornia where the tax is twice M Polly says. But there is one customer who paid her tax in kind. "She ate a caked ham sand- wich, laid down the exact amount for it and Polly M M exSded WEATHER ....._____ 72 75 76 74 73 74 74 73 72 a. m. 76 and 67. High and low same date last year: 91 Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset Ionian'.: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.26. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 96 per cent. OTHER MRS. COBB Linda Renfrew Parker Cobb is shown talking on the telephone at her home in Roanoke, Va., Thurs- day where she is in seclusion after being linked as the second party in the double life of North Carolina State GOP Chairman William E. Cobb. Cobb, of Morganton, N. C., has admitted the double life. This photo by Raieigh News and Observer chief photographer Lawrence Wofford was released exclusively to the Associated- Press. (See story Pg. 5-A) (AP. Wirephoto) Financial Help BRUSSELS, Belgium Council of Ministers of the Euro- ending o pean Common Market has decided o grant financial aid to Somali- and and Dahomey, two African nations recently plagued by floods. reported two tornado funnels spotted at p m, Thursday 10 miles north- east of Haskell. Other funnels were reported spotted in the Throckmortca area, but there were no reports of damage. Garrett said the funnel clouds in the Haskell area neared the sur- face. John Baum, manager of White's Auto Store in Haskell, also reported sighting a funnel in the same area. He said the large tornado cloud hung over the ground for some did reach the surf acfe Most of the rainfall in the imme- diate Abilene area fell prior to rioon, although there were reports of more than inch in some areas Thursday afternoon. Heav- iest reported rainfall was at a re- porting station at 742 Sandefer, where inches was measured. Creeks in the city apparently had crested by early Thursday evening and there apparently was no danger of flooding from them unless heavy rains continue through Friday, officials said. Several inches of rain ran down city streets in a number of areas, and most underpasses and low-ly- ing streets were closed for a time Thursday. By Thursday night vir- tually all water was gone from streets and no streets were closed. Winters reported 4.20 inches of rain Thursday with a number of streets flooded. W. Dale and State Sts. both were under water late Thursday. Merkel, with 5.82 inches, report- ed some minor flooding in the Brockham Addition. The Abilene Weather Bureau station reported 2.85 inches through late Thursday, consider- ably below the amount recorded in some' areas of the city but enough to put the total rainfall so far this year well above nor- mal. Only damage reported to prop- See TORNADOES, Pg. 15-A, Col. 1 Ike Press Officer Criticizes Taking of U2 Responsibility By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON Eisen- hower administration press offi- cial says President Dwight D. Eis- enhower's public assumption of responsibility for the U2 spy flights destroyed one of the great their spies are also could have completed his trip to Japan; Allies would not have raised serious questions about America's wisdom; and Repub- lican Richard M. Nixon might have won the 1860 presidential cst opportunities in America's campaign in which U.S. leader- diplomatic history, Andrew Berding, an assistant secretary of state for public af- fairs during the final four years of the Eisenhower administration, severely criticizes U.S. handling of the May U2 incident in a new book, "Foreign Affairs and You" (Doubleday, Berding's main premise is that by shoudering responsibility for the spy nights, Eisenhower lost the grain! prixe of a visit to the Berding (aid, Soviet Union. Eisenhower, would have been able to conduct a triumphal tour as combination U.S. president and war hero that no other president foreseeable future. In Elsenhower era VnlrwOHf, ship was an issue. In a chapter entitled "Tragedy calls it "a major dis- aster for us iit world opinion." "President Kennedy's honest public recognition of the mistake and his personal acceptance of blame smoothed some of its sharper edges." Berding, an Associated Press diplomatic correspondent before starting a career as a government at the Berding says ad- information officer in 1947, made vice to Eisenhower to assume U2 responsibility came from a com- bination of State Department and White House aides. He said press handling of the incident was "a disaster" partly because bis office was not consulted. "All things Berd- ing said, "I believe President Eisenhower's decision tc shou'der responsibility for the U2 was one of the greateit mistakes In the diplomatic history of the United Hates. "A personal tragedy resulted ikfcnt MUM do to the for Pretktat and threw a dark ____________ _______ _______ shadow ever the Picturing; thla as disastrous remalniar. months of his admlnis- tumhif with Wermatton Hipped out by tmtlon." one or another of ACT than .._ ______ __________ In portion of the m- with that pvahed m kjr the gests that tf HMnkower bad kept page book, Berding wrttee of tfce vteti." away from the W iw- Ill-feted hmataa iMMtimM VA when of Cuba hjr Cuban ft, fee mm, Pf, these observations about press re- lations; stricter a secrecy class! fication is on a document, the more likely it is to leak out. This is because the top secrecy label attracts attention. secrecy by the U.S. gov- ernment in dealing with the Rus- sians hands the Reds "the ad- vantage of putting out their dis- torted version (at) their own choosing" handling public relations during foreign ministers confer- ences with the RwsUns I some- times experienced difficulty J, THE PLACE TO GO of thousands of Abilen- ians and area folk dropped in at Showcase Square, Abilene's new downtown shopping center, Thursday during the f irst day of the three-day grand opening to become acquainted with the fabulous block-square center and to do a bit of shopping in its nine modem stores. Some of the visitors took tune out from their tours to rest their feet hi the ah- conditioned (Staff photo by Jimmy Parsons) WHERE IT RAINED Z-Day Thursday Tata ABILENE Municipal Airport 2.72 2.85 Total for Year 16.55 Normal for Year .....13.65 682 E. N. 15th......... .78 6.53 2233 Walnut 6.00 1541 Ambler 1758 Ambler 522 Grape........... 942 Fannin 682 E. N. 15th......... 1026 Cedar 501 Glejihaven 1041 Johnson 3501 Old Anson Rd..... 742 Sandefer 430 Kirkwood....... 582 E. N. 23rd......... 426 Poplar 2010 Palm 8th and Mulberry 1450 Marsalis 1197 Grand 910 Merchant 1465 Clinton 2080 N. 19th DYESS AFB LAKE ABILENE PHANTOM HILL LAKE K1RBY LAKE...... ALBANY ANSON AVOCA 5.00 5.80 4.20 3.80 5.75 4.50 4.40 3.92 4.60 6.72 4.10 5.82 4.00 3.40 4.10 4.10 3.80 4.00 5.00 5.80 .40 2.50 2.20 over 5.00 3.40 3.36 BAIRD BALLINGER BLACKWELL BRECKENRIDGE BUFFALO GAP 1.46 i.50 .30 2.75 .40 .70 2.50 3.50 4.60 ,30 4.01 CISCO ................404.10 CLYDE 2.502.70 IOLEMAN 2.15 COLORADO CITY .....86 1.56 1REWS ..............31 EASTLAND .........1.373.72 ELMDALE.......... 3.00 3.00 HAMLJN HASKELL 7 ml. North......... 1.50 HAWLEY 3.40 RA LAWN LORAINE 2.50 .80 2.61 .20 1.15 LUEDERS 1.50 MARYNEAL MERKEL NOLAN OVALO PUTNAM 2.30 5.82 .204.50 .352.31 1.70 4.50 RISING STAR .......3.00 ROBY .60 .60 ROSCOE 1.75 ROTAN SNY0ER LAKE THOMAS STAMFORD .30 .30 1.10 1.15 3.50 .74 SWEETWATER .102.80 TUSCOLA WEINERT WESfBKOOK WINTERS M 2.81 .SO ,1.30 Sovitti to Lift Ban STOCKHOLM. Sweden The SovM bw on ttw We fMrii Pasternak's MM! "Dr. Zklyafo" wtB IN bfted ftb ef Hot vMUaf fevM to Enjoy Showcase Square Opening Rain and threatening clouds failed to put a damper on the first day of open house at Abi- lene's fabulous downtown Show- case Square Thursday as an esti- mated people toured and shopped the block-square shop- ping center. The crowd still clogged the cor- ridors and jammed the aisles of the nine stores in Showcase Square at 8 p.m., an hour before closing and attendants for the roof-top parking reported that, by p.m. there had been more than cars atop the million structure during the day and attendants were running to take care of the incoming and out- going traffic. A disappointingly small crowd showed up for the rain-plagued ribbon cutting ceremonies at 9 a.m., but within an hour shoppers began to crowd the nine stores. While many of the visitors came just to see the block-square cen- ter with its air conditioned mall, many packages and parcels were evidence of buying. Maurice Monson, manager of Penney's, said that sales seemed :o pick up during the afternoon, but he had no way of knowing the volume of sales before dosing time. "The traffic has been fantas- he said. "We've had an ex- cellent crowd, and all depart' ments have been busy." Plumb care of his customers to have any Idea how many customers were LAKE SWEETWATER ...10 3.50 or the amount of sales dur- TRENT 3.70 ing the opening day. Most of the managers thought the rain was a "good since it didn't keep people away from the opening. One store manager said "I'm extremely pleased with the recep- tion the people haw given us. But what I'd Ilka to know to what they IHnk el w altar Mltf MB Showcase Square is Even the "non-believers" were impressed, One woman, who could be placed in this category, was overheard saying "Now that I've seen it, it just might do." The opening-day crowd was adorned with yardsticks and bal- loons and other souvenirs being given to visitors during the three days of open house, which will continue Friday and Saturday. Clowns added to the entertain- ment and the organ music of Jim- my Barros kept the crowd in a holiday mood. The clown was the chief at- traction for numerous children ac- companying their parents, wherever he was located also was a mass of children sur rounding him, The center was formally opened at 9 a.m. Thursday when Miss his description, Marian Dubbs, "Miss Abilene of assisted by Mayor G. R. Kinard, cut a ribbon. Also participating in the open- ing ceremonies were Bob Kenne- Related photos Pg. 1-B dy, master of ceremonies: the Rev. Maple Avery, pastor of the University Baptist Church; Gil- bert Pecbacek, president of the company that built the shop- ping center; and James Lauder- dale, Chamber of Commerce pres- ident. As Miss Abilene cut the ribbon, the nine store managers, each'as- sisted by a director of Downtowa Abilene Markets Inc., also ribbon to signify their stores were open for business. Typical of the events of the day, stemming from the gigantic and crowd, was the announcement over' the public address system in one of the stores: "We have a small 4-year-old boy who is lost from' his mother 1 continuing with and "Will the' mother please claim her son." Merchants and patrons alike- agreed that the first day of thC, open house at Showcase Square was f huge Co-Defendant Says Estes Got Millions AMARILLO (AP> A co-de- fendant of Billie Sol Estes testified Gained on bogus notes. Harold E Orr, 31, of Amarillo, gave this information as a witness was the adjective that the indicted West used by Wyman Pace, manager of Texas prolnoter received mil- Thorn McAn, to describe his busi- ness for the day." "Business has exceeded all our he said. About 30 shoppers in the store at one point Thursday evening was con- sidered light compared with most of the day. Other store managers were in accord with Pace in their enthu- siasm about the first-day crowd. In the G. C. Murphy Co. Store, manager J. C. Plumb, a newcom- er to Abilene, said "There's been a tremendous amount of people :hrough here today. I'm thrilled about the way things are going. It's a great town and I think we're really going to like it." shortly after p.m. before ionTn months'from ter County Judge W. M." Adams. It had been scheduled to open at a.m. but the start was de-- at a state court of inquiry into the operations of Estes. Orr is president of Superior Manufacturing Co. here, which he said prepared countless notes on non existent fertilizer tanks to obtain million from, various finance companies starting April 27, 1960. Granted immunity from prose- look the stand as the first witness in a court of inquiry agalnsl Like the other store managers which Commercial Solvents Corp. phunply good feoknc, taatHMI lumb had been too busy taking sought an injunction to prevent its at outset that he mi taut being held. NEWS INDEX TV SECTION A Related story, Pg. 14-A Commercial Solvents, a New: York. chemical firm which sold Estes huge amounts of anhydrous am- monia, a liquid fertiliier. District Judge Mary Lou Hob. inson, hi another courtroom of same building, first denied chemical firm's request for a i order to block the inquiry, then after considerable delay she onr- ruled a motion by Commwdtl cution under state anti-trust laws Solvents for a stay to allow k in return for his testimony, Orr time for appeal against her nf- ing. Orr, broad shouldered The court of Inquiry began Co. "April IT. rth raised on note for wMA the security Jthtmet was sociates bought Suptiior 1 April If. tious. He said Htto ;