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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS A i A 4 81ST YEAR, NO. 321 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 4, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE There are in Taylor County persons qualified to take part In the primary elections, Democratic or Republican, to- morrow. Just how many of these will find their way to the polling places is hard to say. ..ast Primary Day, in May of 1960, the county had a total vote of We asked the two county chairmen to estimate the vote turnout Saturday. Demo Chief Tom Webb said he could only guess but he picked a figure: to go to the Democratic polls. GOP Chief Phil Bridges said he couldn't try to guess the Re- publican turnout for he has no g-rd historical figure to go on. This is the nearest to a full- fledged primary the local GOP has ever held. Be the turnout tomorrow light or heavy, these things we al- ready know: 1. The ballot, particularly the Democratic ballot, will be hard to count because of the num- ber of names and issues in- volved. 2. A lot of people will be work- Ing to round up the vote totals so the public can know, quickly and for sure, the answers to the big question, "Who 5. It will certainly help every- body concerned if voters vote early. On behalf of yourself and your own curiosity, we plead for early voting tomorrow. The polls in Taylor County lhe Polls in lesser populated counties at 8 a.m. Polls everywhere close at 7 p.m. Past elections have shown that, at 7 p.m., the Mine of would be voters tends to slretch long at some voting places. Your chances of miss- ing such lines are better in the morning. There's another reason the voter will help himself by vot- ing early. It's simply this: The more votes cast early in the day, the easier will go the tab- ulation and the sooner the re- sults will be known. On behalf of the men and Women who will be holding the primaries, we plead for early voting tomorrow. The Republican election work- ers will be volunteers, working without pay. The Democratic workers will be working for small wage. Nobody gets rich holding elections. Out of consideration of these election workers and so that they can wind up their vote count early in the evening, we ask, please vote early in the day. There's a third "on behalf" we might mention in this pica for early voting. Early voting will help mightily as this news- paper and the radio and tele- vision stations of this town try to put all the boxes together and give the public a report on what happened. We'll be having an "election party." you might call it, here Hi The Reporter News Satur- day night. It'll last until the early hours of Sunday, until, in fact, the last votes are counted. The radio and television peo- ple of the town will be in on the "party." This covering ot an election is a cooperative af- fair among us. And all of us will say a great big "than k you" if each of you will vote early so the election workers can get through counting so we ean get the results all tabulat- ed in time so as to get a little sleep before Sunday School time. Please vote early. NEWS INDEX SfCTION A 011 17 SICTION 8-4 4 10 II Conks............... 1A vvmnnn iv HUIHMM.MriMi'V.ViMI 'f- LITTLE COW POKE Dale (Little Bit) Deaton, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Deaton, horse breeders who live south of Breckenridge, was the smallest mounted cow- boy in the parade Thursday opening the Callahan County Rodeo. Little Bit and his pdny, "White Eyes" have been companions since the boy was two. Dale looks like he's on a merry-go-round, but he is carrying a banner of the Buckaroo Riding Club of Brecken- ridge, of which he is a full-fledged member. See story, picture, page 17-B. (Staff Photo) _________________ BY COLEMAN C-C Schools Director, HD Agent Honored By NORMAN FISHER I Keporlcr-News StaH Writer COLEMAN Two persons who ,ave devoted many years to help- ng educate others were honored by the Coleman Chamber ot Com- merce here Thursday night. They are Mrs. David Coleman County Home Demon- stration Agent, and Terrell Graves Coleman school superin- tendent, who were named the own's outstanding citizens lor 1961. Mrs Parker and Graves were presented plaques at the annual Tiamber of Commerce banquet n the National Guard Armory icre The chamber honors two citizens each year tot outstand- ng civic achievement. County HD agent for seven years, Mrs. Parker is a former school teacher and is active in P-TA Work. She is a graduate of Texas Woman's University and the mother ot three children. SENATE CANDIDATES' SCHEDULE Scheduled events to be at- tended by the three candidates for the District 24 state Sen- ale post, as reported by the candidates themselves, are as follows: TKUETT LATIMER Friday Sweetwatcr, Snydor. Big Spring and Abilene. DALLAS PERKINS Friday Abilene. DAVID RATL1FF Friday Haskell, Rule, O'Brien Rochester, Wcinert and Sagerton TERRELL GRAVES outstanding man Graves was cited for his Lions Club and Masonic Lodge work as well as for his service through the school system. In a special ceremony, new chamber president David Watson lauded the kite Ozro Eubank and (he late John Will Vance for their contributions to Coleman County. Both were long-time ranchers in this area. Five key motivations which should interest Colcnian residents in industrial development were outlined during the'banquet by Harry W. Clark of Austin, execu- tive director of the Texas Indus- trial Commission. Clark told the 200 present that "a community like this will dry up unless you become a part ol the dynamic changes sweeping Sec COLEMAN, Pg. 2-A, Col 7 GOP Leaders Seek USDA-Estes Probe Justice Dept Will Cooperate By LEWIS HAWKINS WASHINGTON (AP) Repub- lican leaders called on.Congress Thursday to dig deeply into the Agriculture Department's relations with Billie Sol Estes, a Texas fi- nancier under fraud indictment. 8ut a Democratic spokesman said a thorough inquiry already is un- der way. Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman called the Republic- an statement "a deliberate, polit- ical attempt to make millions of American farmers the victims of .he actions of one man in Texas." :le said .it is a last-minute attempt o defeat the Kennedy administra- ion's pending farm program and challenged the Republican leaders .0 provide him "facts to back :heir innuendo." And the Justice Department said its investigation is being pursued vigorously and it is cooperating with the congressional inquiry al- ready started. Sen. Everett M. Dirksen, the Senate minority leader from II- inois and Charles A, Halleck, House GOP chief from Indiana, at their weekly news conference called for an all-out congressional nvestigation to begin immediate- y. They said the demand was be- ing made with of former President Dwighl D. Ei- senhower, with whom they con suited by phone. But Sen. Mike Mansfield, D- Mont., the Senate majority leader said late Thursday he has com- plete confidence in an inquiry al- 'eady begun by Chairman John L. McClellan, D-Ark., of the Perma nent Investigations subcommittee of the Government Operations Committee. A little later, Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy issued a statement tracing his deportment's role in the indictment of Estes and said the FBI will welcome any addi- ional information and will act on t "quickly and vigorously as the clearly shows has been :rue from the beginning." "We are convinced that {he ma- nipulations of Mr. Estes axe only a glaring symptom of a basic sickness that has at- .ached itself to the billions of landouts from the Agriculture De- Dirksen told a news conference in a statement ap- proved by the GOP leaders of both rouses. Earlier Sen. 'John Tower, R- Tex. had called on Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman to suspend Dr. James T. Ralph, de- partment official, pending investi- :ation of Ralph's relations with Sstes, grain storage promoter and Dusinessman who is under indict- ment for fraud in Texas. Specifically Tower's telegram called for investigation of whether Ralph had accepted favors and gifts. The Texas senator also asked Treeman for an explanation of why Estes was named to the Na- .ional Cotton Advisory Committee last July and reappointed in No- vember when his relationship to cotton acreage allocation transfers Sec ESTES, Pg. 2-A, Col. 4 WEATHER S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (VVcalher Map, I'aBC 18-B) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 miles) Clear to partly cloudy anil i-arm Friday and Saturday. High rn lay 85. Low Friday night 60. Hish Satur day 85-90. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear to artly cloudy Friday and Saturday. 'riday 80-86. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to Friday and Saturday. Widely scattered hundershnwcrs north. High Friday SO 18. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Fair andwann Friday and Saturday, HiRU tnday in 80s. TEMPERATURES Thurs. p.m Thurfi. a.m. 58 RO 73 75 00 00 :00 -.00 HiSh and low tor 24-hours enclins 9 p.m 13 and 54. High and lov- same dale last year 8G and M. Sunset last nisht: sunrise lotfay: sunset tonight: Barometer reafliM al 9 P.m.: Humidity at 9 p.m.: 55 per cent. Perkins Denies He Offered To 'Buy' Incorporation Aid WRECK SCENE One of the passenger trains in the collision in Tokyo Thurs- day was derailed and plunged down a 30-foot embankment into this warehouse. c .Latest-police estimates place the number Of dead at 142. (AP Wirephoto) Japan RR Crash Kills 142 By WILBERT WIGGS t Reporter-News Staff Writer A former Impact resident Thursday afternoon claimed that Dallas Perkins attempted to pay him to work for development of the 47-acre city during early stages of incorporation efforts and to pay for the poll taxes of Isom and his wife. Aubrey Isom of 202fi I.owden made the accusation denied by 42nd District Court quo warranto trial testimony which closed suddenly Thursday afternoon. The case attacks legality of Impact as a municipal-1 iity. Final in the case are scheduled Friday morning be- fore it goes to the jury. Inom's claim highlighted se- ries of courtroom happenings Thursday in which plaintiffs at- had Perkins on the wit- ncs.i stand for more than three hours and one attorney asked Jmige J. R. Black to nmke not ukt now whllt a motion was dictated to the court report- er. Judge Black declined to make such an order but did request that newsmen cooperate in the matter. Tom K. Eplen, one of'tlie five attorneys for the State of Texas, the city ot Abilene and 31 other plaintiffs to the suit, made the request after an Impact attorney, John Cofer, had started to state Ms motion. Eplcn conferred momentarily with Cofcr who then said aloud that he had no objections since "it's a public record." Eplen explained to Judge Black such motions were normally dic- tated outside the courtroom and there might be some question arise that could Influence a juror should it be read about before the case ROCS to the jury. Four WIUeMes Isom was one of four witnesses, including called by plain- till tttomyi Fridw. Parkins wu the first witness and was on the stand all morning and for about another 20 minutes Thursday afternoon. Also called were Abilene Per- sonnel Director Bill Olson and Taylor County Tax Assessor-Col- lector Burl King. Cofer called Isom's accusation and Impact City Councilman J. T. Rogers in the defense case. plson testified concerning a movie made last week in Impact showing residences o' the tiny town. He also was used by Eplcn to introduce a series of photo- graphs of the area. Cofcr questioned Olson about going to the 29 residents of Im pact who signed the petition ask ing the incorporation election early in I960. He asked the city official if ho had not worked with Rev, Jnrgeson and Isom while 'doing leg work for Kplcn." King win called by Eplen to MTACr, M, CM. M By RENE-GEORGES INAGAK1 TOKYO heavy freight train and two fast commuter trains packed with holiday crowds smashed up in a grinding double wreck Thursday. The chain-reac- tion crash turned the end of a spring holiday into a nightmarish bedlam of blood, broken bodies, screams and tangled debris. suos.iad gH pms oot'od were dead and 285 injured in Ja- pan's second-worst train tragedy since World War II. The president of Japan National Railway, Shinji Sogo, wept as he announced to newsmen: "The inci- dent was brought about by the carelessness of JNR officials." A railway spokesman said the freight train ran through a block- ing signal in a north side working district, jumped the tracks and sideswiped a commuter train, set- ting off the chain reaction that spread a jumbled mnss of twist- ed steel and splintered wood hun- dreds of yards along the tracks. For while stunned and injured passengers Were picking them- selves off the floor and crawling through smashed windows and doors of derailed cars, a second commuter train of nine cars crashed into the double wreckage. Most of the slaughter came from the second collision. No Americans or Westerners were reported among the victims. The count of dead and injured went upward shortly after dawn when hospitals throughout Tokyo began reporting. Police said more than 125 of the injured were in serious condition and that the death toll might rise. One commuter train engineer was killed, the other injured. The freight train engineer was taken to a police station for questioning. The eerie scene of dead and in- jured, tangled wreckage and es- caping steam was just three miles north of Tokyo's Imperial Palace. The tragedy occurred near Mika- washim station at p.m. en Constitution Day. Japan's worst postwar train dis- aster occurred in February 1947, when a derailment outside Tokyo took 184 lives and left 497. injured. Because the left side was blockea by derailed freight cars in Thursday's collision, passen- gers were crawling onto the tracks on the right side parallel- Ing a 30-foot embankment when the second commuter train sheared through leading cars, crushing scores who still had not been able to escape. Others on the tracks were cut down before they could move. Still others lenped down the em- bankment only to be crushed un- der cm that ptungtd vm Some of the victims were buried under five feet of soft wet-earth. The impact hurled freight cars in the other .direction. The steam locomotive toppled and steam from its ruptured boiler spread over the scene. From the murky fog emerged the screams of the injured and dying. One young factory worker sur- vived both crashes with only a broken leg. "When the first crash came, blue electric sparks filled the air and, then everything went dark. People stumbled about, wailing and said Shoji Iwasa- ki, "I broke a window glass and jumped out and started to climb down the embankment. Then the other train came crashing into our wreckage. The leading car toppled down and pulled four others after it. It rolled down the embankment, pin- ning and squashing many people who were fleeing for safety. "It was horrible. I saw several people tossed into the air as the coach hit them." Tadashi Miyano, 21, a truck freight handler who lived below the embankment, rushed outside when he heard the first crash. His action almost certainly saved his life. "While I watched, I saw the second train come rushing into the he said, shaking. "I saw a coach go tumbling down the em- bankment and smash right into my house. The roof flew off and the whole house crumpled like dust." At Minowa Hospital near the disaster scene, a 21-year-old nurse looked sick anct exhausted. "It's something like she said. "The halls are full of groans." Sanji Matsushita, 67, an execu- tive of a small paper firm, said he jumped out of the train and "saw a fireball and heard the sound of thunder. It came roaring toward me. So I jumped down the railway embankment" Tokyo police and fire depart' ments poured ambulances, police cars and emergency police into the were hampered by narrow roadways choked by thousands of sightseers. There was a cry for water to wet down the cars to prevent I fire. JAYNE, MICKEY in happier days Joyne Out 'to Run Errands', for Divorce Instead By JAMES BACON AP Movie-Television Writer SANTA MONICA, Calif. (API- Actress Jaync Mansfield surprised her husband, Mickey Hargitay, most of filing for divorce Thursday. She left their Beverly slacks. Hills mansion "to run some er- rands" while her attorney was filing suit in nearby Santa Monica Superior Court. Hargitay learned of the divorce He told Associated Press report- er James Bacon: "She won't say much. I guess she doesn't want house overnight, as was She said she is leaving soon foe Italy to make a picture. to talk to me-or anyone. I just Title of the picture "Panh can't believe it." Jayne came out of her bedroom iButtcn." Jayne is 28 and Hargitay wearing form-fitting gold lame They were married in MM "I'm no different from any other married she said. ''We're no different from any other married couple. "We have differencei. suit when newsmen telephoned. I We're not used to having them, ''It must be a he said. Then she returned, slipped into the home through a rear exit, and secreted herself In her pink-and- white bedroom. Harjritay, near tears, failed hi an attempt to NCM- have two children. Jayne'i daugh- ter by a previous aM lives with them. Even the couple's hldita had no idea the m the rocks. "We've and I guess It comes as a big shock. "I'm sure we'll work it out. that t thought They are really minor but may- be because they are the only ones hare had (bay UK than Owy art." 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