Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1962, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOU 81ST YEAR, NO. 270 Y AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 14, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE ONE Beany Penny, a black-faced, while-furry Japanese Silky ban- tam hen, sits quite comfprtably somewhat publicly on a nest in a hand-fashioned pen in a corner of Mrs. Harry Oder's first grade at Stephen F. Austin Elementary School. Kenny Peony really belongs to Mrs. -Oder's son, Paul. But for the time being she belongs to the first graders. She is teaching (hem some arithmetic, She sits on one, two, three, ten, fifteen eggs. Count 'em. She has been silting one week, two weeks to go, that makes three weeks. The youngsters write little slorics about Hcnny Penny. She's an art subject the pic- tures; of her arc sights to be- hold. And you might say she is a science project. Natural sci- ence. One day the children will see and maybe hold for a mo- ment the baby chicks which will come forth from the eggs. Mrs. Oder hopes Ihe eggs will hatch at about the same time. She learned a lesson last year about starting nil the eggs at once. Kenny Penny is really Hen- ny Penny No. 2. Last year H-P No. I, predecessor and mother of H-P No. 2, did a stint of motherhood for Mrs. Oder's '61 first graders. Mrs'. Oder made a mistake last year. She bought five ban- tam 'eggs, then bought five more bantam eggs to add to the riest. According to nature's schedule, the first five eggs hatched first. To encourage the hen to stay on the job, Mrs. Oder took the first five chicks home before the children saw them, the live met, sad to say, an untimely death at tire .paws Oder ".Siamese. Only re- placements be found in town were cold, bUxik bantam chicks. How to'explain to chil- dren that five were white and five black? Mrs. Oder planned a confes- Other teachers crept into the room on the day of reckon- ing to hear her make peace with the children. A student came to Ihe rescue with .a logical explanation be- fore Mrs. Oder bared her soul. "Oh, boy chicks are black and girl chicks are the youngster said. And the others agreed. This year's chicks are planned to hatch about the same time. The children will have a day wilh (hem before they are moved to the Oder home to grow enough to be given away, to the zoo likely. "1 certainly couldn't E-A-T one of Mrs. Oder spells. The chicken project is a good one, Mrs. Oder believes, for alt the children. But Henny Penny became more wonderful when seen through the fingers of a child. A visitor from another roam happened in. A pretty, bright little girl, she can find her way to Henny Penny even though she has no sight. Slowly the little girl found her path to the pen as Mrs. Oder casually called directions, Witt the child Mrs, Oder lifted off the pen and very genlly she and the child petted Ihe bantam. "What's (he child asked as her hand slipped under the wing. Mrs. Oder explained. "Isn't it "Oh, the child smiled. Carefully the IHtle girl reached under the hen, fum- bled a bit and nulled out a tiny egg. She nestled it in her hand, held It against her cheek and smile spread to her sighlless eyes. "Oh, it's so warm...It's so she cried. NEWSiNDEX SICTION A OH ACTION TV Midwestern Cars Stranded by Snow By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wind-whipped snow buried blacked out homes, strand- ed travelers and closed hundreds of schools in the Midwest and Tuesday. One of the worst storms of the winter dumped up to 20 heavy weekend snow all but para- lyzed northwestern Iowa. Visibili- ty dwindled to zero. Road crews fought a losing battle and high- ways were impassable. The Weather Bureau al Sioux Associated Preti (JF) COOLING OFF DEMONSTRATION Demonstrating organized bank employes are routed by spray from a police hose in Lima, Peru, last weekend. The em- ployes had gathered in front of the First National City Bank of New York to protest the ouster of union officials by bank officials, all Americans. (AP Wire- photo) as fast as they could be opened. More than 100 schools in cen- .ral Nebraska suspended classes. Loup City, Neb., was be- leaguered by drifts that measured up to 10 feet. High winds that picked up a 40s. Actresses Eva lo Galliennc and ?aye Emerson and iheir touring roiipe of 28 were marooned in Mountain Lake, a smnll town in southwestern Minnesota: "We just stopped here for a coffee break Sunday and it was a lucky thing we Miss Em- rson said. "We might have been stuck out in a snowdrift some place." Snowplows labored in Nebraska aut winds up to 45 miles per hour reared drifts in highways almost WEATHER nchesr of snow in northern New Snglnnd while residents of Ne- braska, Iowa, the Dakolas and .linnesota groped through blind- ng, horizontal curtains of snow. Powerful winds formed drifts as ligh as 10 feet in southwestern Minnesota and eastern areas of he Dakotas, virtually isolating some communities. A Milwaukee Road freight train vilh a crew of four was stalled. nines; Aiostiy ciouay mrougn Thurs- At least 200 Schools in Southern wilh no Important temperature Minnesota didn't open. Some 'armers unable to. get milk to .own skimmed the cream and fed he rest lo Ihe hogs. A snowstorm raked northern New Mexico and slacked up cars and trucks on stale road 3, which eads into Colorado. ?alls in winter-conditioned Soulh Dakota noted the two days of bliz zard conditions and the record snow cover already on the grounc uid commented, "This will un doubtcdjy go on record as cast ern South Dakota's most severe weather." Twenty ...inches of snow fell on Moose Mountain in "Vinson said the House Armed V, S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU .Map ABILENE AND VICINITY IHadilu 40 Miles) Mostly cloudy through Thurs- day wilh no important temperature changes. Occasional Itght rain or light snow through Wednesday. iltnti Werines.