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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1962, Abilene, Texas Ibttene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 82ND YEAR, NO. 10 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 26, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prttt HAIRCUT IN THE SUN Omaha barber Subby Florida sets up shop on side- walk Monday after a power failure deprived him of both light and power for in- side work. The electricity was off in all of Omaha for two hours along with most of Nebraska arid Iowa due to trouble originating in power plants at Omaha and in South Dakota, The customer is Paul Steur. (AP Wirephoto) Temple Policeman Killed After Station's Robbery TEMPLE (AP) Two quick- shots killed city police Lt. Walter Staley as he stopped a car at a gas station being robbed early to- day. Less than an hour later a man forced a hostage to drive past a road block but surrendered to pur- suing officers within a few min- uies. Temple Police Chief A. C. Ber- ry said the man in custody identi- fied himself as Berry Padgelt, a state prison parolee from Waco. He was held without immediate charge. The Slaley shooting and holdup Laie Upsurge Helps Erase Mid-Day Sag BULLETIN The slock market opened strong, lost much of its gains during the middle the day and (hen approached the close with another upsurge, Hie Abilene office a! Epplcr, Guer- in Turner Inc. reported Tuesday. Dow-Jones Industrials were up 2.89 at the end of the fifth hour, rails were up .43 and utilities up .72 on a volume of Industrials had soared 10.04 the first hour, fell lo a gain of only 1.88 al ihe end of Hie third hour and rose lo a gain of 2.30 by Hie end of Ihe fourth hour. in Temple followed a service sta- opened the patrol car door, hauled tion robbery at Waco, where the holdup man forced attendant Jer- ry Fickel lo accompany him at gunpoint. Berry and Deputy Sheriff Les- ter Gunn of Belion related these details: A bandit robbed Fickel aboul a.m. and compelled the sta- tion attendant to drive them 28 miles to Temple in the gunman's car. He told Fickel while they were en route that he intended lo hold up another station here. In Temple the holdup man took Ihe wheel, drove into a gasoline station on the south side of town and took an undetermined amount of money from Ihe man on duty, who was not immediately identi- fied. Next the robber herded both holdup victims to another car parked in the drive. It wouldn't start, and Fickel escaped while the other two were getting a bat- tery. He sprinted 200 yards down Interstate 35 to a neighboring gas station, from which an attendant called police. Fickel, expecting Ihe robber to aunt him, faded into the darkness. The gunman herded his other cap- live to the same station. Staley meanwhile checked at a fourth service station, apparently secause oi a mixup over Ihe ad- dress, and lurned back into Tem- ple. He wheeled into the station where Ihe robber held his captive and the shooting followed. Witnesses said the holdup man iired twice al pointblank range, Missile Machinist Strike Peril Hears .Members of the International Association of Machinists working on Atlas missile sites ringing Abi- lene were awaiting oiu'urs from association headquarters in San Diego Tuesday on a possible na- tion-wide strike by Ihe union. Tony Osterman senior union commilleeman here, said Ihe union's conlracl with General Dy- namics Corporation's various di- visions including the loc-a' division expires at midnight Wednesday. He said he is expecting word from the union's California head- quarters at any lime. Hi. declined to speculate on whether the strike