Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1962, Abilene, Texas
".WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OPt FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NO. 265 _______________________________________________________________________________________ ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 9, 1962-tHIRTY-TWO PACJ PAGE ONE [By KatharynDuff] This concerns the name of Cooper High School, the rich meaning of it, and Ihe explora- tion of it by a former Cisco Baptist pastor The name "Cooper" honors the memory of the late Dr. Os- car H. Cooper, "father of the University of former president of Baylor and Sim- mons, former stale scliool su- perintendent, "steering wheel of Texas longtime Abi- Icnian. Dr. Cooper's newest biog- rapher is Dr. Ralph T, Wool- Ion, graduate of Harclin Sim- mons, Sul Ross and the Univer- sity of Texas, currently execu- tive assistant to the president o( Averrett College, Dannville, Va. Dr. Cooper was born in Pa- nola County, Texas, in 1852 and died in Abilene in 1932. During his years he made great con- tributions to Texas who can point to one wilh great- er? He was only 27, the youthful president of the Henderson Male and Female College, when he dared stand up to the aged and learned ones of that era and demand the establishment of a slate university. That was Ihe beginning of Dr. Cooper's "public" career as an educator. The career continued, in both the public and privale phases of educalion. Dr. Cooper was honored in life. And now, 30 years alter his death, public interest in his career has been kindled again by Dr. Woollon. Guided by Dr. Frederick Eby of the University of Texas, a friend of Dr. Cooper, Wootton undertook a study of the great educator for his doctoral disser- tation. Much the material he reed- ed was Hi the archives at the University of Texas the in- stitution which owes its exist- ence to Dr. Cooper was given many of his papers after his death. Other material was baok in Abilene, in the libraries and in the minds of friends and fam- ily. Dr. Wootton wrote his book, "Oscar Henry Cooper: Master Builder in Texas Educalion." And that was just a start. In Dr. Cooper's life he found the topic for a lifetime of study, Wootlon said. The disscrlalion has been fol- lowed by a variety of articles on the various phases of Dr. Cooper's life and work, articles printed in educational and church publications. All this material on Dr. Coo- per is being preserved for Coo- per students, present and fu- ture. Mrs. Dan Gallagher, Wifi Winter Lane, daughter of the late Dr, and Mrs. Cooper, is seeing to that. Dr. Woolton has given her a leather bound copy of his book which she will present to the school. And Mrs. Gallagher, Mary, is collecting the other Wootton writings lo go in a scrapbook for new Cooper's "archives." The Gallaghers live on north- side and Mary once laughl in Abilene High but you may be sure the name at Ihe school binds them closely lo Soiithside Cooper. The Cooper influence conllmi- es, even in phases of educalion he never touched personally. Certainly it continues at the University of Texas. Inscribed over (he cnlry lo the regents' room there are these words of his: "The University of Texas Is not Ihe length and shadow of any one man or any group of men. H is the noblest concrete embodiment of the best spirit of Texas." Those Cooper words, inciden- tally, have been re-printed on Texas-Oklahoma football pro- grams. NEWS INDEX OILBELT OFFICERS Elected top 1962-63 officers of. the Oilbelt District of Texas State Teachers Assn. Thursday night were, left to right, Supt Keith D. Swim of Iowa Park, president; Supt. Robert King of Haskell, secretary; Miss Johnnie Mae Long of Wichita Falls, treasurer, and John W. White, principal of Newman High Schood of Sweetwater, president elect. (Staff photo) Swim to Head Teachers; Sweetwater Due'64 Meet SECTION A 4-7 Radio-TV TV Food B.wt............ 11 OH n.wi 14 SECTION I newt.......... 3 OkfttMrkt 4 Uftwhb .......s...... Hitrktti 13, 14 1-..-11M-J Reporter-News Slaff Story, Pg. iwu aeiL'gaies 10 me oustness i ssion. Keith Swim, superintendent named to the new slate chairman Etter own Park Public Schools, by (he 157 voting lhat Ihe dislrict now has elected president of the were John White, District of Texas Stale Newman High School in ranks jxist three teachers shy [or the 196Z-63 school president elecl; nere Thursday R. King of Haskell, were, urged .to. vote t Business meeting of Ihe Johnnie Mae Long, slate legislators which would rict's House of Delegates at classroom teacher, enc High School cafeteria Supt. H. A. Hefner of TEACHERS, Pg. t-A, 4-5 c icially opened the 23-county convention which is expected to at-ract more than teachers at general sessions stale executive committee member; Supt. Wendell Siebert ol Sastland. commitleeman at arge, and Frank Eller, principal of Johnston Dr. Reiff in Abilene, membership chairman. Mrs. Ellen McReynolds of Nixed i was selected as the 4lh to the National Education Assn. Forty persons were elected to .he House of Delegates, the House Dr. Evan A. Reiff, president governing body of A bill to f Hanlin-Simmons University, membership of the t derwent his fourth surgery A. E. Wells of from 435 to 438 floundered day afternoon at Hendrick president, presided al in a sea of complicated morial Hospit.nl and rom.iincd conflicting parliamentary critical condition later in was selected as convention site upon measure would have re- His doctor sair? the surgery by White, Newman single scats lo Pennsylva- icen planned in advance, Delegates to Massachusetts and Missour marily to assist Dr. Rc-iff in convention chose was submerged by a Hous3 ing, lo increase his ability to as the 1963 host vote thai sent il back to food. Dr. Ueiff tolerated the also considered Its supporters con- gery "fairly well, but his asking equal later it is drowned, per- tion must be evaluated as in all district offices and cal." the doctor said. lie committee from all the showdown came, the been critical for several professional was abandoned even by The doctor said it would be several days befote success of Ihe surgery could be resolution, presented by Abilene High teacher R. A. Mc-Collum. brought heated debate and numerous motions. chief pilol, Speaker John W. IcCorrnack of Massachusetts. He iad steered it skillfully from near-obHvion lo what seemed like vir- Dr. Reiff entered (he approved the measure by certain passage, Jan. 31 for treatment of margin, which was the end, it appeared that the rhaging ulcers and which finallv wrecked the three surgeries prior to County became Ihe was the possibility, that all in Dislricl 7 of TSTA, from all three of stales affected might have lo Dominicans al-large this year. This would forced them lo the added expense, labor and political hazards statewide campaigning instead Ex-Prexy's letting Them fight it oul on the amiliar lerrain of their own districts. SANTO DOMINGO, of Ihe country "because the reapporliorimenl of Republic Destructive here resulting from the I960 cen- roamed the streets and to the tranquility of Pennsylvania now will lose slralcd in front of the U.S. Another source said .seals, Massachusetts two suliite Thursday protesting (he unheralded departure from feared the two men riiigl make another attempt to Missouri one, Thirteen other slates which stand to lose one or seats would not have been country of a former president a former armed forces learned about Ihe hill's demise was scaled 'by Former President Jonquin from amendment lhat would have aKiier and Gen. Pedro Rodrifiuej Echavarria, former armed forces chief, were put on separate the streets, then began settii aulomobiles afire and destroyin property. In front of the U.S. the calling of special sessions of legislatures in Pennsylvania Missouri and Massachu- Wednesday night and sent lo Ihcy burned Iwn lo rcdistricf their stales, Juan, Puerto Rico, without and damaged two lo call such a session or notice. The mobs protected lltey Ihc disturbances sathere momentum, most business enacl redislricling laws, would iiavc required all House candidates have booh pul on trial, charged the U.S. State closed and tnose states to run on R statewide basis. menl was instrumental in men's patrols, firmed with Balagucr, holdover chief cxccu tive from the Trujillo and lear gas, toured th 1! RAINED line! been livititr in refuse in papal nunciature since Jan. made president August while Ihc Inje Ho was given a safe conduct Generalissimo Rafnel 1.. Airport Trace oul of Ihc slill ruled the country, for Year 11 Boyish-looking Rodriguez the government head for Year 2.03 vnrria, whoso nborlive coup Trujilo's assassination on AFB Trace scl Bnlagucr, hnd been under de tftnlintt .Inn IR Mo 19 BRECKENRIDGE 06 6-State Disaster Area Is Declared Death Toll Set at 37; More Feared By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tides subsided Thursday but loiling seas still pounded the East Coast in Ihe wake of Ihe worst vinler slorm ever lo strike the seaboard. The federal government declared a six-stale area of multi- million-dollar devastation a disas- er area. The action by the Small Busi- ness Administration made the states of North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and New York eligible for low- interest, long-term loans to re- build storm-ravaged communities. President Kennedy was urged by the stales to make additional massive federal aid available on an emergency basis as soon as possible. The dealh toll from the three- day rampage of nature stood at 37. It was feared lhat receding lood waters would uncover more drowning victims. New Jersey, hardest hit of the slates, reported H dead. "It was the most destruclive tide and flood I've ever said the governor of Maryland, where damage also was painfully severe. Gov. Terry San ford of North Carolina, said, "It is much worse than, I. imagined." And New Jersey Conservation WAVES HIT PALM BEACH Damage in the thousands of dollars was caused along the beaches near Palm Beach, Fla., by tremendous breaking waves, the backlash of the Atlantic disturbance. Many beach clubs were wrecked and break- waters washed away. (AP W irephoto) Commissioner H. Mai Adams called the disaster in his "worse than anything we've seen here in our generation." Estimates of damage neared the mark. New Jersey and Delaware as- sessed their damage at million each. Virginia set its figure al S30 million, New York at mil- lion and North Carolina at up lo million. Maryland could only report unspecified damage run- ning into many millions. Pestilence and starvation men- aced survivors amid the wreck- age of their homes. The Depart- ment of Agriculture in Washington rushed surplus food supplies into the stricken states. Drinking wa- ter was precious in many areas. Many communities estimated lhat the fury of the wind and wave exceeded that of the full- Ste WEATHER, Pg. 2-A, Col. 6 Guard Due Nike Duties; Scott to Head Program Rainfall Scant; No More Forecast Rain came lo the Abilene area Wednesday night, but Ihe quanti- ty could be measured in drops, in most instances. A Irace was re- ported at Ihe Abilene Municipal Airport, bringing the lotal for the year to .11 of an inch. Normal rainfall for Ihe year lo this date is Z.03 inches. Ranger and Eastland reported Ihe largest amount of rain, each registering .20 of an inch. The Abilene weather station forecast no more rain (or Friday calling for mild temperatures aa< partly cloudy skies with the high lempcralure near 70 and the Friday night low about 50. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Cloud tnroujft Saturday. Scatttrert .louth Friday ant! ovtr artai nllthl and Saturday. Coolfr Friday. Kli Friday SS In north to In aoulh. NORTHEAST TEXAS: Cloudy wilh ica shrmrrs throujth Saturday, A IIIU porled. A govern men I source said the The SS-yenr-olH poet laureate and former university president ruling State Council sol the two 8m DOMINICAN, ft. 4 EASTI.AND I.UEDERS RANGER ....................M WEATHER W.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMF.RCK Hf.'ATHF.R R11RKAII mild through Friday. d low Friday nlffht 50, "V 80. )Ulh 'rid.iy. cooler In north Fi._-v. nrrth to 70 In inulh XORTim'EST TEXAS: Reporter-News Austin Bureau AUSTIN Texas Army Nalion- 1 Guardsmen will take over some the Nike-Hercules air defense alterics in Texas. Gov. Price 3aniel announced Thursday. The Department of Defense 'ottld not say whether the bat- eries in the Abilene area would among those to he manned by National Guardsmen. Lt. Col. Willie Scott of Ujilene, former head basketball oach at Hardin-Simmotis Univer- ity, was named as air defense officer for the Texas Army Na- ional Guard. He will be in charge if the program under Adj. Gen. Thomas S. Bishop. Scott is expect- ed to move to Austin from Abi- ene to handle Ihe new full-lime ob. Gov. Daniel said the Army Na- ional Guardsmen will handle the S'ike-Hercules batteries as "tech- nicians." They will be civilian employes of the stale paid from LT. COL. BILL SCOTT stale air defense officer cderal funds, iiiardsmen will bul National be Ihe only Kith Kridiy 56 f cloudy through Saturday. Occasional HEM rain tn aoufh Cootrr in south Friday and In north nrday. Hllh Friday 49 in north to 64 In TEMPERATURES Tailrs. a.m. Tnnri. Kt (S W 41 TJ K-l............. 72 SO............ 70 to S7 .W M M H M ..........__ H Hich" and low for M-Koura ending t QA p.m.: 14 and SB. aim law umt iau "suiwl UM nlfkti rinrlM _, uiw Trace utu-. rums SumliKr at p.m.: Y7.M. m. Mr ones selected to lake the jobs, be announcement said. The operational control of the sites designated hy the Depart- ment of Defense will be taken over by Ihc Guard as soon as men are trained at the Army Air Defense School at Ft. Bliss. The courses vary from eight to 45 weeks. governor said the change General Says State May Lose Division AUSTIN (AP) Texas may lose either its 49th Armored Divi- sion or the Mth Infantry if .cur- rent Defense Department cutback proposals are adopted, Slate Ad- julnnt General Thomas .Bishop said Thursday. He spoke lo an Austin Junior Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Bishop also warned lhat Ihe re-, maining units and the 90th Infan- try, Army reserve, would be "so reduced in strength as to render them of little Such a loss would mean a set- back to the state's economy, Bishop later said, since the three military reserve units bring into the state "in excess of (16 million supported by Ihe federal govern- ment. Daniel said another reason for the action is to relieve active Army personnel now at Ihe sites lo go on more complex assign. .5 ments Several other state Nation- al Guard units are taking over the Nike-Hercules sites under an- nounccments made Thursday by the Department of Defense. Col. Scott is now training for his new assignment at the Air Defense School al Ft. Bliss near E! Paso. He served as executive officer of the 131st Field Artillery Battalion of the 36th (National Guard) Division it) Abilene before going to Ft. Bliss. He enlisted in the Guard Oct. 10. 19118. while a student at Way- land College. He went on active duty as a corporal Nov. 25, 1940, and was commissioned a second lieutenant Oct. 8. 1942, upon grad- uation from the Field Artillery School at Fl. Sill. Okln. During World War [I he served will make a considerable saving in money because the civilian env M the European Thea- ''er in England. France, Belgium, ployes can do the same job at 'Germany, Luxemburg. Austria, less cost than Army personnel.: The projects will be completely] See PS. 2-A, Col. 3 Homicide Charged After Cisco Wreck CISCO (RNS) Henry Mines.Church. On Oct. 13. 1911. he mar-. Hagemim, 72-year-old retired pipe the former Lena Kslelle Mar- line company employe, diedL in Thursday at a.m. after m fe h at pick-up (nick tn which he was riding struck A roadside siqn post.] 4 P 'he Last Ctsco Baptist Justice of Ihe Pence 1.. I.ew- charged 18-year-old Billy Ray Swindle .Jr.. driver of the vehicle, with negligent homicide following. an inquest. Swindle, home on leave from the Navy, was free on bond and is scheduled to appear Mon- day before Eastland County Graml Jury. City Policeman liny Sue was invcslir.ating officer. Swindle was not injured in Ihe iu'citlcnl. Mr. Ifageman was born April 4, and hnd lived in Cisco since boyhood. Me retired April M, 1051, after working for Humble Pipe- line Co. 31 years. He was a mem- ber of East Cisco Baptist Church, with the Rev. Don Jop- ling. pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Ookwood Cemetery, with Wylie Funeral Home in charge. Survivors include the wife: five daughters, Mrs. Lane Gilmore of Cisco. Mrs. J. C. DeMoss of Hol- iday, Mrs. Dal J. Johe of Scdalia, Mo., and .Mrs. R. I.. Oavis .wd Mrs. Larry Philpott of Kort H. 51. Hageman Jr. of Irving; five brothers. Andy cf Stamford, Charlie of Mo ran, Robert, Otto mid Theodore, nil of Cisco; three sisters, Mrs. E. H. Tonne of Cisco. Mrs. Will Tonmj o! San Angclo and Mrs. Oscar Iloppc of Abilene; and 12 grand- children.