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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1962, Abilene, Texas Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORL 81ST YEAR, NO. 272 ABILENE. TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 16. 1962-THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Attociated Prett Plane With 107 Aboard Thought Down in Ocean PLANE'S ROUTE The broken line indicates the route of a U.S.-chartered airliner missing on a flight from Guam to Manila over the Pacific Ocean. (AP Wirephotp Map) PAGE ONE 96 Aboard In Military By Katharyn Duff April 2 has been set as dis- tribution date for a new book on West Texas and West Tcxans, "It All Comes by Dr. J. W. Young, for 47 years a Roscoe physician, now a resi- dent of Swectwater. The book will be handled by George Parks' Hoscoe Times and an autograph party is set for the 2nd at the newspaper of- fice. Contents have not yet been announced except that the book is Dr. Young's story and. therefore, the story of the last several decades ot West Texas life. But a beneficiary of the book has been named. Dr. Young has decreed that any profits from the limited number published will go to the assistance of Roscoe Boys Club. Parks is a prime mover in the club work and Dr. Young is a supporter of It. Orders for the book may be placed with the Roscoe Times. (Price, including tax, plus a mailing if any.) Mrs. J. D. Dradshaw, who lives on a ranch south of Sweet- water with her daughter and son-in-law, Hie Paul Turners, came across a "keepsake" the other day, an invitation to the May 21, 1910, Simmons College graduation. The invitation, includ- ing schedule of events, was printed on the back of a post card. The post card, incidental- ly, traveled for the price of one cent remember when? The commencement event, ran from Saturday to Wednes- day and included music and ex- pression recitals, an oratorical contest, debates, concerts and, along with the baccalaureate and missionary sermons and the commencement address, an "art whatever that may have been. Dr. J. D. Kandefcr was then Simmons president. There was an alumni address that year, by the Rev. M. C. Bishop of Ris- ing Star. And the final com-i mencemcnt program had as its speaker Dr. J. Frank Morris of Fort Worth. Newt Best, longtime special deliveryman (or the Post Office, about unfriendly dogs about as do other postmen and certain meter readers. Best was at a house soine lime back and after he delivered the special delivery he and a dog tangled. The dog got a grip on one of Best's heeis. With the other foot Best ad- ministered to (lie dog, There was a commotion. The housewife came to inquire. "Your dog bit Best ex- claimed. "Oh, that's all right." the woman replied, "He bites every- body." Special delivcrymcn do a lot of doorbell ringing, Best rang one doorbell' and a woman's voice asked what he wanted. "I've got -a letter for Best replied, the voice demanded, "where did you get And from another authority a long time ago came that post- man story about the one who was making his way, hastily, through a fenced lot wherein was a bull who didn't want the postman there. The bull ran and the postman ran and, just as the bull almost won, the postman made it to the fence and scrambled over. "That bull almost got you, didn't he, an onlooker remarked. "Heck, he almost gets me every (lie postman said. Thai's the way it is with some jobs. That bull almost wins every day. and cloudless skies more Air Force Planes from and calm seas ideal fori aha' Okinawa, also participated. searching planes and ships. j The transport was last heard Troops are ferried regularly to 'from an hour and 20 minutes after the Philippines via Guam, where] lcav'ni! Guam and the pilot at the huge transport planes ''me reported on course and said only the Penlago'n could ro-icamc in a month already marked lease the names of the militaryjby two of the worst disasters in personnel aboard the lilane. Pen- aviation history. An American tagon procedure calls for notifies- Airlines Boeing 707 jet crashed DONALD SLAYTON heart trouble MANILA, Philippines charter airliner from California with Dfi military passengers and crew of 11 aboard was reported 270 miles west of Guam, the Air Force said. "It carried enough fuel for nine hours flying lime and was as- missing Friday and presumably down in the Pacific ;sumod to be down in the The Super Constellation of said. ing Tiger Airlines was lost on the Guam-lo-Philippincs leg of its A sea and air search for the plane was launched when the transpacific flight from northern1 Clark Field Rescue Coordinating California. The U.S. Air tlcclal'ed il missing, base at Clark Field was its! six Alr Force rescue planes Philippines dcstinalion. off from Clark and were A U.S. Navy spokesman "inn .m. 51 id 1cm- nd 22. :00 a-m for 24-ho irs and Inw same dale lust year; 88 ind 53. Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset lonisM: reading at 5 p.m. 28. Humidity al p.m. 81 porcont. Grand Jury Raps Some Procedures Criticisms and report which termed the jury (ions were leveled at the Sher- investigation a "general probe. prompted by interest in gond iff's Department, Coinify and Dis- Co-op Stockholders Drop Probe After Board Meet By BOB COOKE [of Guion answered questions from Reporter-News Farm Editor and others during (he open trict Attorneys and District Judges Thursday in a Dis- trict Court grand jury report. arri operations of those offices drew fire in (he report recommending corrective measures. Recommendations al- so were directed lo the Taylor County Commissioners Court con- cerning the sheriff's office. Abilcne's Police Department was given a clean bill of health in the investigation which "touch- ly lighliy on Ihe activities" of that department. Police Chief Warren Dodson I said he was pleased with (he jury report ami inquiry inlo his depart- ment after "implied allegations." 'Above Reproach' "f am happy the jury has de- termined (hat law enforcement in the City of Ahilene is nhovc re- proach." Dodson said. "I feel Hie Abilene Police Department has been and will continue lo he an agency in which al] our citi- zens can lake pride." No indictments were returned the report lo Judge Owen Thomas. I.eroy Langslon was foreman of the panel which com- plcled ils work and was dis- charged. Uingsloti did not comment on NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obiluorict 4 Sporti 10-12 Oil news 3 SECTION B ........3, 4 Food news 5 4 EdUorioli 1 Comici 9 TV Scour.............. 14 Rodio-TV 14 Firm government. What was termed "lac'k of pro- cedure for delegation ot authority and hiring of personnel, Ihe sheriff's office came under fire. Also criticized was "inade- quate records kept in Ihe jail and department." Already Done Sheriff Woodard said he told jurors Thursday during one of his three sessions with Ihcm that his procedure for hiring new per- sonnel. He said this practice be- gan when new depulics were hired recently. He said the practice in dudes a thorough investigation into the background of each ap- plicant. Asked aboul Ihe records, ard said he didn't know what the jurors referred lo, but his records are being improved con- stantly. "I would like lo repeal what I said at (he beginning of (he grand jury's investigation of my tt'oodard said of MERKEL Mistakes were ad- mitted and shareholders who had been complaining about some heavy expenditures by the Taylor Electric Cooperative agreed to drop their investigation following a two-hour open meeting here Thursday afternoon, David Hooper, Abilene attorney representing Lucian Gilhrcth of Tye. a complaining consumer and shareholder, told the nine mem- bers of the co-op board of di- rectors anrt about 70 other inter- e-sled citizens (hat lie and his client were ready to end their probing into company affairs now that their questions had been answered. Out In Open Gilhreth added thai "a lot has been accomplished here today, for Ihe simple reason that sonic of (he details of operations have been brought out in the open." Buck Leach. Mcrkcl farmer, lolrl board directors that (here [is no question ns In their honesty, but tbat he (bought they had beeri session during the afternoon, which developed these facts: 1. That Dallas Perkins of Im- pact, Inc., an Abilene advertising firm, had been paid a total of during a period from 1957 lo 1S61 for services which the board said it did not authorize and was not aware of until Oct. 31, IfiGl. Further such advertising, promotion and public relations ac- tivities were ordered stopped at that lime, Roberts said. 2. That a cabin, constructed on Oak Creek Lake near Blackwel! by a Svveet water firm, cost the co-op including furnishings and a heating and cooling unit. The cabin was sold to Permian Abstract Co. of Midland for loss of for the co-op. Roberts said the board did not know of the sale until it had been completed. Roberts said the cabin was reported at first lo be for the employes and to be paid for out of the employes' fund, but that See STOCKHOLDERS, Pg. 1S-A Cols. 1-3 been Sales Tax Draws Yarborough's Ire Don Varborough, candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, commented here Thurs- day night that he believes Ihe most lie" said he of