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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1962, Abilene, Texas fif "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOIT n PXACTLY AS IT 696101 H3HVW evm srnvo 3AV 3109 frggfr 9908 XQ 03 salvs 81ST YEAR, NO. 324 ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY MORNING. MAY 7, FOURTEEN PAGES IN ONE SECTION Auocbtod Prm (flfe ________________________-'-Si PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duffj This newspaper knows its be- ginning. The date was'June 17. The year was 1881. The site was a tent pitched just south of the brand new T4P tracks at about the present location of the S. Ist-Oak corner. But we don't have those first Reporters. It would be interesting to know if some of some of tfle 1906 be packed away in attics some- where. If perchance they were, we'd be delighted to locate them and borrow them long enough to have them reproduced on microfilm. Abilene was only a few weeks old (its birthday, March 15, 1881) when a young fellow from Alabama, still a few weeks shy of his 26th birthday, one C. E. Gilbert, came to this tent village to start him- Belf a newspaper. Young Gilbert rode horse- back down to the already-estab- lished city of Buffalo Gap and there he purchased a shirttail full of type from that town's newspaper, The Texas Eagle. We don't know how he got the type back to Abilene and we don't know where he got his press, but he had the equip- ment needed in that day to go into the newspaper business and so he did. (If you've been inlo the Re- porter-News' main lobby you may have noticed hanging on the wal! the picture of a beard- ed gentleman. That was Mr. Gilbert. And the gilted old "G. Wash" hand press silling in the middle of the lobby is the kind Gilbert used in print- ing his Reporter. The one we found up in our engraving plant and fixed up for the lobby isn't the same one but is of the type and generation that Gilbert had.) Some other newspapers ap- peared from time to time on the early Abilene scene. One was the Magnetic Quill, pub- lished by W. L. Gibbs, and therein lies a tale. Gilbert and Gibbs had their differences. In fact, they had a "duel." They emplied their pistols at each other over on Pine street one 1885 day. They must have been better printers than marks- men. Each missed his target. Both lived. The encounter was duly re- corded by the editor of the third paper of that era, .lames Lowry's Taylor County News. Lowry's conclusion of ihe Gilbert-Gibbs shoot-out: "Each thinks the other beat a hasty retreat." The QuiH died a natural death in late 1885. The News was later merged with The Re- porter. 'See? Reporter-News.) Gilbert sold his paper in 1886 to Dr. Alf II. II. Tolar of Colorado City. So on the history of this newspaper goes, but the thing is, we're missing some of pur early editions of the Reporter. (The files of old Taylor County Newses is more complete.) We know the reason the very first Reporters are not in our possession. Gilbert's plant burn- ed in September 1881, the files with it. We don't know why the 1882 Reporters are missing, but (hey are. Throughout the 1880's there are skips. There are skips dur- ing World War I. And, for some unknown rea- son, all of 1906 is gone. We have the Daily Reporter for Nov. 23, And the next Daily Reporter we have is April 3, 1907. Some years ago the management of the newspaper decided to put all editions in our possession on microfilm. The papers were brittle and were being tattered and torn with much handling, by our staff as they checked on old events, by students as they did research. If you happened to have stored away with old family belongings any Reporter edi- tion from any year in the i.'Uld's or any paper from 1906, we'd appreciate mightily hearing trim you. WHAT'S THIS? Russian Spaceman Gherman Titov gets a handful of cotton candy and looks at it ques- tionably at the Seattle World's Fair Sunday. Titov had to ask an American to identify it. He carries a movie camera with which he recorded scenes of the fair. At a news conference in Seattle, Titov urged an end to nuclear testing in the atmosphere. (AP Wire- photo) Leaders in Race Widen Margins Nuclear Test Fired From Polaris Sub LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP Runoffs Numerous After Area's Vote Sen. David Ratliff of Stamford and Rep. Truett Latimer of Abi- ene bounded into a runoff for 157] 24 B22J 592 130 569! 598 2822J 2114J 1129 1766 922 607 int 15 vole, out 3931 85 Mitchell 790' 380 1693] 207] curry 694 ihackelford 358! 178 ay lor By RAYMOND HOLBUOOK Associated Press Staff Writer John Connally and Don Yarbo- rough tightened their hold Sunday on the No. 1 and 2 spots in Texas' Democratic primary race for gov- ernor as the vote count neared the 1.5 million mark. "We've seen a minor miracle Connally spiel of his lead Latest Stale Vole Returns SHE1! over the five other hopefuls. "This is the big upset of the Yarborough said of his lead over Gov. Price Daniel, who ran an apparent third and out of Ihe race in his fourth-term bid. Daniel has held public office 23 years without a previous setback. Daniel conceded the election at 2 p.m. Sunday. "I bow to the will of the people ;is expressed Saturday and sin- cerely thank all who worked for arid supported my candidacy for he said. Cox, a former Democrat, won the Republican primary nom- ination over Roy '.VhiUenburg, a long lime GOP stalwart. Whit- DALLAS to thejtenburg, 49, Amarillo. rancher. Texas Klcclion Bureau at oilman and publisher of the Bor- p.m. from 25.'! of !he 254 counties 164 complete: DEMOCRATIC: Governor: John n. 391.250. Price Daniel 228385, t over Marshall Formby 130.209, bdwm of promincnt Amer- ;or News-Herald, pledged support for the 40-year-old victor, a Breck- cnridge business man. Former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Connally Walkcl. who quit tnc Army in a Walker Will Wilson 698. Don Yarborough ,t. Gov.: Bob Baker Crawford Marlin 160.706, Jarrard Seercst Preston Smith 266.007, James Turman Congressman-at-large: Wood-1 row Bean Mauley HcadiEstes fraud charges, ran fourth. Warren Moore Tn an opinion poll gaining wide Joe Pool Charles Steven- public interest, voters turned cans ran last in late returns be- hind Marshall Formby, Plainview, former chairman of the state highway commission. Ally. Gen. Will Wilson of Dallas, who gained headlines during his investigation ot the Billie Sol Tolali Sec STATE, 6-A. Col. 3 See VOTE, PR. 6-A, Col. 5 Texas Solons Lose Posts in Primary By GARTH JONES Associated Press Staff Writer Political challengers took a high death toll among Texas senators and tepresentativcs seeking re-election in Saturday's voting. Others may topple in the June 2 runoffs. Only 10 of the 31 present sen- ators wore unopposed in their re- election bids. All 31 Senate posts were up for voting this year be- cause of the recent redistricling. Next .January there will be a drawing lo seek which got four-year jobs and which 15 get two-year terms, Only 19 of Ihe 150 House mcm- uers were unopposed cither by a Democrat or Republican oppon- ent. Unofficial, and sometimes In- complete, reports surprised number of them wanting to keep their present lawmaking jobs. Sen. ,Tep Fuller, Port Arthur, found himself running third in a hot four-man Senate race in Jef- ferson County. Rep. Roy Harring- ton, Port Arthur, and Rep. VV. T. Oliver, Port Neches, will battle in the runoff for Fuller's Senate seat. Early Sunday reports .showed Sen. Doyle Willis, Fort Worth, de- feated by Rep. Don Kennard, Fort Worth. Rep. Frank McGregor, Waco, fell before Rep. Murray Watson, Mart, in a Senate race to replace Sen. Jarrard Secrest, Temple, an unsuccessful bidder for lieutenant governor. Sen. Bruce Reagan. Corpus who acted as Texns' lieu- tenmit governor much of last year, defeated Rep. DeWitt Hale, Corpus Christi, who was named lo the ncwiy created rank of pres- ident pro tcmpore of the House. See SOt-ONS, PR. Col. 4 KING MITCHELL STONEWAtt TOTALS nomination as the Democratic candidate for state senator from the 24th District in Saturday's pri- mary. Almost complete but unofficial returns from the 13-county dis- trict showed Ratliff with votes to lead the ticket and Lati- mer with votes. Dallas Per- kins of Abilene, third man in the race, had votes. Some is voles in Kent County were still unreported Sunday. More than votes were cast in the race. Ratliff had 40.8 per cent of the vote, Latimer 34.4 and Perkins The incumbent senator had out- right majorities in six counties- four comparatively-small ones of and sized counties in his home area, Has- kell and Jones. He and Latimer actually ran pretty even in Jones County except for the two big Stimford boxes where Ralliff poll- ed 934 votes to 150 for Latimer and 115 for Perkins. Ratliff also held narrow leads in Howard (708 votes out of more than Scurry (59 votes ___ out of more than who went 872J 223Jto the and Fisher out more than Latjmer led in his .and Perkins' home county of Taylor (by 962 votes over Ratliff and over in Mitchell (where he lacked 162 votes of having a ma- jority, and Shackelford (by 52 Perkins was leader in one county, Nolan, with Latimer nar- Sce RUNOFF, Pg. 6-A, Col. 3 Garza, Borden, Stonewall Kent, and two medium 6021 275 4129] 509l! 3994 [17707JI4899J1076I 471 25 274! 692 7301 212! 398] 6S4 Baylor Throckmorton 238 239J 124 1233J 1205 Haikell Totalt 17211 50ll 623 3170J 2834 Countiej Palo Pinto 2454] 806 327 Callahc 1687 Incomplete Derailment Blocks Line SWEETWATER (RNS) A main line of the Texas and Pacif- ic railroad was blocked for eight hours Sunday in west Sweetwater by derailment of eight freight! cars. The accident occurred near the Hickory St. crossing and about, 100 feet west of where the Santa Fe line going to San Angelo goes' under the track. The train was east bound and traveling slow when the accident! occurred. It was believed that a hot journal box caused the derail- ment. About 300 feet of track was torn up and special track crews and trains were brought in to re- pair it. There were no Injuries. The Texas Eagle passenger train bound for El Paso remained here for half a day waiting for repairs and was still here late Sunday afternoon. Officials thought track repair would be made late Sunday after- noon. No estimate of damage wai available Sunday. ANTONIO SEGNI new Italian president Italy Names President ROME fAP) -Frail Antonio Segni was elected Italy's third postwar president Sunday night in a stormy, list-swinging, name- calling session of Parliament. Following his election after the melee, Segni, 71, was vigorously cheered. After five days and nine ballots, the Christian Democrat middle- reader squeaked in by 15 votes over the required majority of 428. Segni's Communist-Socialist op- ponents turned the session into tumult at the start of the ballot- ing. One senator appeared lo have exposed his secret ballot. A roar of protest went up from the left- ist benches; they shouted insults and names. Segni, who will be inaugurated May 11 for a seven-year term succeeds Gronchi, elected in 1955. High Temperature, Wind Strike Area Temperatures skyrocketed In West Texas Sunday v.ith Snyder, Ballinger ?nd Colorado City all reporting 103 degrees during the day. Rain, hail and high winds also raked portions of the Abilene area causing some damage to build- ings and trees in Rotan. A storage building was torn up and blown into the Phillips Build- ing in downtown Rotan knocking out the front window and tearing off the door. Damage was also reported to the roof on the D. J. Smith ware- house. The winds w ;re followed by .70 inches of rain in 20 min- utes. Colorado City, along with scorching temperature, got .42 inch of rain beginning about p.m., but no hail or high wind was reported. Abilene's temperature reached 97 Sunday afternoon for a new high for the year, but not reach- WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATF1F.K BUREAU (Weather map, Pr. 3.A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 10 illes) Partly cloudy through Tuesday and continued hot with scattered after- noon ana tvenfng Ihundershoweni. Hijrh Monday, 95: low Monday night, 65; high Tuesday. 30-95. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear to cloudy and warm Monday and Tuesday. Isolated Afternoon and night thundcr- jihowers west. High Monday 86-96. NORTHWEST TEXAS Clear lo cloudy Monday and Tuesday. Scattered afternoon and night thundemhowers. Warmer Panhandle Monday. High Mon- day 92-100. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Cloudy and warm Monday and Tuesday with isolated thunderahowera north. High Monday in the Mi. TEMPERATURES Sun. a.m. Sun. p.m. 77 83 M 79 M (19 89 73 93 7.1 95 73 97 71 9.1 70 S.-OO 80 71............ 74 M and low lor 24-hour I .m.: 97 and 89. and low ianw date lait year: M and It. 5wmt Kit '.'Ml auirlai May, t p.m.: M iSr MM. auiwt lonllhl BammtUr rcMlnR It ing the record high for May 6, of 102 in 1886, bureau technician David McLaughlin said. The local forecast was for con- tinued high temperatures with the possibility of scattered after- noon and evening thundershowers through Tuesday. WHERE IT RAINED BALLINGER .........Trace COLORADO CITY ............42 LORAINE .................25 ROTAN ...................70 ROSCOE ..................02 WINTERS .............Trace First Firing From Rocket WASHINGTON Unit- ed States exploded a nuclear war head on a missile fired from a Polaris submarine in the Pacific Sunday. Announcement of the firing was made by the Atomic Energy Com- mission and the Defense Depart- ment. The missile was detonated at p.m. Eastern Standard Time in the Christmas Island testing area. The test was part of Operation Dominic now under way in the Pacific. The detonation was the fifth in the current series of U.S. atmos- pheric tests and the first time a nuclear warhead had been explod- ed after being launched by rock- et. A spokesman for the AEC de- clined to give such details as the altitude at which the explosion oc- curred and the distance the mis- sile traveled. There had been speculation that the United States would test the Polaris, a long-range weapon which can be fired from a sub- merged submarine, during the present test series. The Polaris, one of the most important weap- ons in the U.S. arsenal, has had many test-firings with dummy warheads. The test Sunday apparently was Wreck Kills Hamlin Man HAMLIN (RNS) A 21-year- old Harnlm man was killed in a two car head on collision near Huntsville Sunday afternoon. William Dudley Griggb, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Weldon Griggs, manager of the General Crude Oil Co. here, and a junior at Texas College, was one of three persons killed in the smashup. Also killed in the were Sharon Jackson, Sam Houston State College co et., and a 13- month old baby, a passenger in the second car, that could not be identified Sunday evening. Griggs was born in Hamlin Dec. 18, 1940 and was a member of the First Methcdist Church in Ham- lin. Funeral will be held at the First Methodist C'.urch in Hamiin with the Rev. Edmund W. Robb, pas- tor, officiating. Burial will be in Hamlin East Cemetery. Time of service is pending. Survivors of Mr. Griggs include the parents and a brother, Dwight S. of Hamlin. a successful experiment with the entire system from launchinf deep in the ocean to the firing point perhaps many miles away. The United States now has six Polaris nuclear submarines m operation with a total of 41 au- thorized. This total is not ex- pected to be achieved before 1964, An AEC spokesman said the laris was launched by the Allen. ,-.ii DyessMan Drowns at Oak Creek SWEETWATER (HNS) A UK year-old Dyess Air Force Baa airman was drowned Sunday after- noon at Oak Creek Lake, tin miles south of Blackwell on State: Highway 70, while swimming with some friends. A.2.C. Paul W. ManfredanU W Flushing Queens, N. Y., nounced dead at the lake by Jus- tice of (he Peace Lyles of Bronte about p.m., after he had been dragged from the water by Lake Keeper Walter Stapp and Walter Henderson, who lives neir the lake, about p.m. Witnesses said that had dived from an old broken iron bridge on the old highway now submerged by the lake. He came up once after hitting the water, and called for help. A friend, Linda Jones of Bronta, who was wading in the water near the edge of the lake with her little brother, tried to rescue him but was unable to do so. About an hour and a half later his body was recovered from lake about. 8 feet from where be went down, in 18 feet of water. Stapp said that he had ap- parently suffered a cramp due to jumping into the cold water. His body was taken to Bruce- Cliff Funeral Home in Bronte, and later transferred to Kiker- Warren Funeral Home in Abilene. Manfredonia, son ot Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Manfredonia Flushing. Queens, N.Y., 1s survived by his parents and sister, Mrs. Jeanie Coutto also Of Flushing Queens. He had been assigned to head- quarters squadron section of the 96th Strategic Aerospace Wing at Dyess since Jan. 25, 1961. He had entered the Air Force in Novem- ber, 1950. Royal Laotian Troops Pull Out of Major Border City By ANTOINE YARED VIENTIANE, Laos Laotian forces were reported with- drawing from the long-besieged provincial capital of Nam Thn Sunday under a major Communist attack. Red forces were said to have thrust into the outskirts of the northwest city 20 miles from the Chinese Communist border. A spokesman for the U.S. Mill tary Assistance Advisory Group said all 12 U.S. advisers were brought out by helicopter after the attack began. The attack was de- scribed by the Americans as an apparently carefully planned and well-coordinated thrust against the last government bastion along the Chinese Communist and North Viet Nam border. News of the fresh attack came shortly after U.S. military sources said they had confirming informa- tion that about 200 Chinese Com- munist took part In the at- tack that captured Sinf, enemy gateway io Tha, last Thursday. Muong Sing's airstrip, 20 miles northwest of Nam Tha, was a main supply route for the city un- der siege by the rebel Pathet Lao and Communist North Vietnamese troops since January. Reports said the new attack be- gan with a heavy artillery bar- rage and that an infantry on- slnught followed from several di- rections, with the main thrust coming from the northwest. One American officer said gov. ernment units put up "a pretty good fight." Nam Tha defenders number NEWS INDEX Uftwtalt. SfCTtON A IMfe-TV TV 4-S 10 l> It about regulars and vol- unteers. Information on the identity the attacking forces was not avail- able. However, two North Nam battalions recently were Mr ported in government communi- ques to be in the area, fhfeirii addition to at least four MM Lao battalions. Reports of the fightinf did give any casualty figures. v The majority of Nam Tha Jfr habitants were evacuated durtof last January's fighting and MM city-save for its practically deserted. Nam Tha's airstrip, mf one held by the government ble of accommodations 00 transports in northwest Latw. taw been made unsafe for month because of luUniMM enemy mortar banriwrdtMiil ReinforcwrmiU had lifted ta Muonj Stag art ovtrland to Mian Tnsi. Don't Miss the Dollar Day Bar Today S, t 5 ;