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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR YEAR, NO. 278 WHATZAT? IT'S BLANTON NO. 1 other pictures on Pg. 1-B PAGE ONE Katharyn Duff Joe Blanton, Albany archi- wrote a book a shorl time ago on pipe organs, a definitive work, one viewed as the best in that field in many decades, one of best ever. The book, "The was the result of years of study ot the instruinent ond Ihe theories of it. Some of this sludy was incident to his Princeton de- grees, some of it was direct study of classical European or- gans. In the book Blanton told of organ design, construction and placement. Many of his ideas represent something of a return to tradition adapted to mod- ern architecture. These Blanlon ideas and the- ories have now been expressed another way. The Blanlon Organ, No. 1, is completed, ready for installa- tion in a church or in a home which has a spot for it wilh 11-foot clearance! Pending Us sale the pipe or- gan sils in Ihe old slone build- ing at Albany where once was housed the Albany News. The building is now an organ "fac- tory" and from it will come other organs including some scaled down to fit in a normal home, Blantoii says. Blanlon designed Ihe organ. He and young George Bozeman Jr., musical director at Al- bany's Matthews Memorial Presbylerian Church, have built It. The organ is "hand" made, "custom" made. Parts of it came from far and near. The pipes of pure tin were ordered from Europe and given their individual and distinclive "voices" carefully and tedious- ly by Blanton and Bozeman. (The encyclopedia says voicing determines "the organ's There are five sets of 56 pipes, ranging in size from pen- cil length up. The cabinet, of Honduras ma- hogany, was cut to Blanton's specifications at Abilene. The keyboard is reversed lo return fo Ihe "design" of early key- boards. The "black" keys are Ihe "white" ones black. This is a mechanical pipe or- gan, the traditional organ which Blanton prefers. It has a single motor, a quiet one which pro- vides the air with which Ihe pipes speak. Keys release Ihe air mechanically, not by elec- tric impulse, but through thin pieces of wood which perform as the keys say perform. This design gives a clarity of tone missing in the modern elcclric pipe and il is apt lo show up a poor organist. Errors are more eas- ily covered up on Ihe electric organ. The Blanton organ has made a couple of trips, one to Austin and one to a national convention of the American Guild of Or- ganists. (Blanton has been asked to address Ihe AGO for the second lime this July in California.) It's completed hut, Blanlon and Bozeman keep working on the organ, changing and adjust- ing this and that to perfect tone and performance. Blanton says he's no organist Bozeman plays the organ 'masterfully, we might say) and many other organists have found their way to Albany to try the instrument. It's not unusual to hear Ihe majeslic strains of Bach flow- ing out of Ihe old newspaper of- fice. Somehow, in the distinc- tive town of Albany, it's not surprising. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Food news Obituaries Radio-TV logs....... TV Scout Oil news........ SECTION B Women's news..... SporU Amusements Editorials Comics........... news, markers 8 IS IS IS 16 I, 3 1-10 11 12 13 17 ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 22, 1962-THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS OT HM OF U.S. Peron Said Angered By 'Meddling' MADRID (AP) Aides and close associates of the exiled Ar- gentine ex-dictator Juan D. Peron said Wednesday night he was deeply incensed at what they called post-election meddling of (he United Stales in Argentine af- fairs. They said he felt thai high Pen- tagon officials in Washington had been in communication with mili- tary leaders in Argentina follow- ing the Pcronista victories at (he polls last Sunday. This they add- ed, was in Pcron's opinion respon- sible for the wave of military ac- tivity which, they said, forced Ar- gentine President Arluro Frondizi lo use the military in an attempt lo nullify Ihe Peron election vic- tory. Obviously reflecting the think- ing of Peron, a spokesman (or the Peronislas here said the ex- president believed that: 1. The present Argentine regime would in time crumble by ilself "and there is no need of any vio- lent action on our part because our parly and our supporters do not believe in violence." 2. Communist voting strength in Argentina has grown from out of 10 million voters when lie was in power lo more than 800.000 'n the 1957 election. 3. "We have always fought the Communists, and they joined us in last Sunday's election only be- cause they felt the way the wind was blowing and wanted to be on Ihe winning side." 4. Cuba's Fide! Caslro and his movement "represents a very grave danger to the Latin-Amer- ican continenls, wilh the ABC Brazil and the south, and Venezue- la, Colombia and Guatemala, in Ihe norlh, in danger of falling lo his forces." -5. President Kennedy's Alliance for Progress program was in it- self good, but lhat it had been ad- ministered so "thai il is only making the rich richer and the poor poorer in Lalin America." Associates of Peron said Sun- day's balloting had convinced him that now he has the support ofi six million of about !3 million voters in our country." Associated Press (JP) Kennedy Says U.S. Won't Leave Talks JFK Welcomes Soviet Gesture By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON President Kennedy said Wednesday conflict persists on nucle, inspections, and that threats iy thiii ;ar lest lo peace continue. But, he added. "I am not prepared to abandon" East- West talks at Geneva. The chief executive adopted a wait-and-see attitude at a news Boy Who Fell Two Stories Due Airlift A four-year-old Abilene boy suffered a skull fracture Wed- nesday night when he fell froju second floor of a partial- ly-completed house near his home, 2002 Glendale. The boy. Jno Noe, son of Army K-7 and Mrs. Clarence A. Noe, was taken to Dycss Af'B hospital by his parents. An air evacuation plane was en route to Dyess Wed- nesday night to take him to Lack- land AFB for tt'ealment by a brain specialist. The boy's father is with Battery B of the 5th Missile Battalion, a Nike unit at the Barkeley Missile Site. llrs. Noe said Joe was playing with his older brother, John, and some other boys in the neighbor- hood, when ho fell, hitting some concrete below. The accident hap- pened about p.m. conference regarding prospects for progress at Ihe 17-nation dis- armament discussions. But he welcomed the newest'So- viet gestures toward cooperalion in the conquest of space anil said (he United Slates "is deeply com- mitted to making all possible ef- forts" in this direction. For U.S. military Reserves called out to meet emergency conditions threatening world se- curity. Kennedy had an assur- ance that: "We will release them at the first possible date consist- ent with our national security." And on other points that came up at Kennedy's sixth news con- ference on live radio and televi- sion, the President had Ihis lo say: 1. There was "no winner and tw the "relations between the Congress and, 1 think, the public interest" in a now-resolved dispute over push- ing Ihe proposed, conlroversial RS70 bomber. The administration opposed a specded-up RS70 pro- gram and the House Armed Serv- ices Committee gave way on this. 2. Tlicre has been complete co- operation on the domestic legis- lative program from Democratic leaders in Congress and, "I think they are doing the best they can." This was in answer (o a ques- ioncr who said some circles be- lieve the leaders afe likely (o sur- render before starting lo fight for the program. 3. Whereas Sen. Henry M. Jack- son, D-Wash., contended Tuesday lhal the United Nations has too much influence on the making of See KENNEDY, Pg. )2-A, Cols. 1-3 Peronist Labor Unions Call For National Strike Friday By ROMAN JIMENEZ BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Pro-Peron labor posed a new peril for President Arturo Frondizi's shaky regime Wednesday with a call for a na- tionwide strike Friday. A Fron- dizi spokesman announced the president will have Ihe final solu- lion to Argentina's crisis before then. Leaders of 62 unions throughout the country warned Ihe strike would last until Frondizi rescinds1 his decree wiping out the elec- tion victories won by followers of exiled ex-dictator Juan D. Peron in lasl Sunday's elections. Following a scries of conferenc- es at Government House, Buenos Aires' Mayor Hcrnnn Giralt an- nounced Frondizi's declaration that tho solution is close at hand. Girall, who has been Krondizi's emissary in negotiations wilh mi- litary chiefs fearful of n Peronist comeback, added: "My mission is over." He did not elaborate. The Giralt statement came amid increasing worry over re- fusals of opposition parties lo join a coalition government shared with military leaders and headed by Frondizi. The People's Radicals, chief op- position, group in Congress, flatly declined the president's invitation to discuss the matter. But Frondizi intimates said he would overcome this barrier by offering his Cabinet invitations to prominent figures on a personal basis. This would gel at least some politicians of different al- legiances into his new regime without saddling Iheir parties di- rectly with any responsibility for Ihe move. As Frondizi struggled to keep down the threat of chaos in this nation of 20 million, repercus- sions mounted abroad. In Spain, where Peron is living, aides and close associates said he was deeply incensed .it what they called po.s-t-election meddling of the United States in Argentine af- fairs, They said he felt high Pentagon officials in Washington had been in touch wilh Argentine military chiefs following Peronisl election landslides. A Peron spokesman in Madrid claimed he believed this was re- sponsible for the military de- mands thai forced Frondizi lo nul- lify the Peronist triumphs. Peron himself has refused to comment publicly on the situa- tion. His anti-U.S. views were matched in Communist Cuba. The Caslro newspaper Rcvolucion ac- cused President Kennedy of "practically having incited the Argentine military to take over Ihe iFrondizi) government." Kennedy was quoted in Wash- ington Tuesday as saying lhat while the victory of Peronist ca didalcs was unfortunate il dem- onstrated the result of U.S. ne lect of Latin America in Ihe pasl decade. The President told con- gressional leaders that Alliance for Progress efforts must be in- creased. The number of workers joining the threatened strike in Argentina could reach three million if the big Confederation of Labor joined with the unions supporting Peron and backed by Communists and pro-Castro elements. Karlier in the day, Frondizi ap Sec UNIONS, Pg. 12-A, Col. 1 DURING INVESTIGATION investigating double shooting of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Richardson at Lake Leon Wednesday discuss angles in the case. From the left are Ranger Policeman Mac McGown, Justice of the Peace Mrs. Ruby Springer, District Attorney Earl Conner Jr. and Sheriff Lee Horn. Mrs. Springer re- turned a verdict of murder and suicide in the deaths. (Photo by Hugh Capos Studio) FF WHILE LUNCH WAS STILL COOKING Patrolman at Lake Leon Kills Wife, Slay s Himself By NORMAN FISHER Reporter-News Slaff Writer LAKE LEON Murder and suicide was ruletf Wednesday afternoon afler the booies of the Lake t.eon patrolman and his wife were found in Iheir home near Ihe lake's dam. Both bodies bore one gunshot wound. Justice of the Peace Mrs. Ruby Springer ruled lhal Elberl (Eb) Richardson, about 55. shol his wife in the chest, then turned Ihe .38 caliber pistol on himself and put a bullet through his right temple. "Unless evidence we do not have now is uncovered, the ver- dict will remain murder and Mrs. Springer said. "The sheriff (Lee Horn) and the district attorney (Earl Con- ner Jr.) agree with that verdict." WEATHER T. S. PKI'AHTaiKXT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU The bodies were discovered shortly after 1 p.m. by Perry K. Vinson and Glenn Eoyett, both of Ranger, who stopped at the Lake Leon home of the couple for a soft drirlk. Mrs. Springer said O. D. Quarles, who operates n fishing lodge at Lake Leon, came to the Richardson home moments after the two discovered the bodies. Quarles notified officers al p.m. Dr. Bob Alexander of Eastland sel (he lime of death Mr, and Mrs. Richardson as between a.m. and noon. Investigating officers said one witness reported seeing Itifhard- son on the lake shortly afler 11 ,.m. Both bodies were found near the doorway of their bedroom, adjacent fo the front room, which also serves as an office. Officers said .Mrs. Hichardson's body lay partially atop her husband's. I Sheriff Horn said Mrs. Richard- ABII.Klv" A'NF.' vfciNTTV 7-AI (Radius 40 Cloudy to partly cloudy with chance for scattered showers Thursday. Tartly cloudy and a lilllt cooler Friday. High Thursday nrouml 70. Thursday nljrtit High Friday In the 60s SirmTII CENTRAL "TEXAS: Partly cloudy Thursday and Thursday ninhl. !n- croiisine cloudiness Friday. Widely scat- tered showers Fridiiy afternoon. No im- portant temperature changes. Hiiih Thurs- TEXAS: Partly cloudy Thursday. Increasins cloudiness Thursday night antl Friday. Widely scaltered .show- ;lly cast and south Friday Little in temperature. High Thursday 63 north (n 74 south VF.MPEItATlfRKS red. a.m. Wed. p.m. 50 1: 1X1 60 4fl 63 43 .......__ 67 45............ ____.___ fi7 45 ___........ 6S 43 ...I.. fia 42............ 64 41.......... 8.00............ 58 47........... 55 50 54 57 fur 21-hours son was shot once in Ihe chest, body and lodged in the mattress. Richardson was shot once in the right temple, Horn said a .38 revolver was found in Richardson's right hand. Mrs. Springer said the house was filled with smoke when she and other officials arrived at the scene. The smoke was from food slill cooking in the kitchen. Both Mrs. Springer and Justice of the Peace C. E. Owen of Eastland were called to the scene after some uncertainty developed over which precinct includes the Lake Leon dam area. Richardson had been Lake Leon palrolman since 195.1. He and Mrs. Richardson occupied a home own- ed by Eastland Counly Water Supply District, which operates the lake, near the dam. No information concerning the personal background of the cou- ple was available Wednesday night. It was reported that they have two sons and one daughter, but names were not available. Funeral plans will be announced apparently as she sat on a bed. The bullet ripped through Hamner Funeral Home at Eastland. NYC Takdurj d marks to inform his audience thai Boh of (hc v g Ihe buses soon would be running again Later the mayor told newsmen that the city takeover was already in process and that Transit Auth- ority personnel were standing by wilh company take inventory. He said the bus line would bo- come Ihe property of a Transit Authority subsidiary. Thus far, he nclcled, no one had discussed Ihe possibilily of turning Ihe lines over to other private owners. company has asked Su- Court for ft temporary la- Weather Bureau in Abilene said there was enough moisture prec- Wodnesday nighl to sel off showers but thai changing condi- tions could bring scattered show- ers in pnrls of West Central Texas management to Thursday. Arival of the front-should result in slighlly cooler tcinnc-ratures Ihrough Krid.vy. Miller said. A high reading of about 70 Is fore- cast for Thursday and In the fiOs Kriday. A low of 40 lo 45 it pre- dicted Thursday night. Wednesday's hljh reacUwj WM 69, the low n. ;