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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1962, Abilene, Texas f be gbflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WO1" 81ST YEAR, NO. 325 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MO'RNING, MAY B, wmNi i-i wO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 288 C96T OT HOHVW 3AV 3-103 9908 XQ 03 631V6 PAGE ONE It's three dawn for this elec- tion year, city and school vot- ing and First Primary, and two to go, Second Primary June 2 General Election in Novem- ber when Democrat and Repub- lican meet. The biggest so far, at least was'-Saturday and about it there are some second thoughts. To those who .slaved long and hard at the various polling places operating the election machinery, for little or no pay, the voting public should say a warm, "Thank you." With big ballots, the big box- es worked long into the night tabulating the vote. Which brings up the question: Why, in this auto age when rural and city voter alike mount autos to go to the polls, can't a more realistic organization of the polls be made? In Taylor County, for instance, 11 boxes have more than votes each two of them with more than each. And five boxes have less than 25 each. The long ballots plus the big boxes swamped with v ot e r s made the count back breaking work and we suspect many an election worker would echo the sentiment of an editor who fi- nally, at 4 a.m. Sunday, got feet propped on desk to read the paper as the final election edi- tion rolled off to readers: "I agree with Price Daniel on one the weary one said. "We oughta have to do this only every four years." Republicans held their most- nearly complete' primaries in years and local GOP Chairman Phil Bridges found the political doings rubbed off at home. Bridges' 7 year old Pam, a Bonham second grader, was furious Saturday. Those "old Democrats" were using "her" school as a voting place. The county's new voting booths didn't draw many pa- trons, election judges report. Seme who tried the booths gave up because the shelf was too narrow to match the ballot. "But I like one judge said. "Our biggest complainer about 'secret ballot' came in, locked at the booth, and quietly sat down at a table in the mid- dle ot a crowd and voted." One voter explained his dis- like of the new booths: "Those canvas walls remind me too much of cotton picking days." A well groomed housewife valked into an Abilene poll early Saturday with her hus- band. Conversation revealed the husband had insisted she get up and get dressed and go vote, hubby pointing out she often didn't show enough interest in civic responsibility to go vole. When the election judge asked for poll taxes the husband quick- ly found his and fumbled through his wallet for his wife's. Finally he admitted: "Honey, I guess I forgot to BUY yours." He voted alone as his wife waited and, as he started out the door with his unhappy spouse, an election judge called utter him, "Good "I'll need the husband re- plied. Election interest reached high pitch in at least one Abilene home. Mrs. Hattie Walden, about 1H, of 759 Vine, had never vot- ed before. But this year she claimed her exemption and Sat- urday had a friend drive her to the polls. So the First primary Is over and there is heard through the lano the joy of the winners and the complaint of the loser, "Never knew there were so many blankety blank liars." FEELING'S MUTUAL Abe Burrows, hat in hand, calls at the Manhattan home of associate Frank Loes- ser and exchanges congratulations over Monday's an- nouncements in New York that their play, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really was chosen for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (AP Wire- photo) Florida Paper Wins Pulitzer By JAMES DEVLIN NEW YORK (AP) A Florida ewspaper, the Panama City lews-Herald, Monday won the 962 Pulitzer Prize for meritori us service, on the basis of a iree-yaar campaign against en corruption in the area le newspaper serves. NEWS INDEX W i HCTION A SICTION 10 11 ten TV Nan Gets More Rain Rotan, which was raked by a wind and rain storm Sunday night, got a mixture of sand and more high winds and rain Monday. Rain, measuring .30 of an inch, fell Monday, raising the two-day total to an inch. The second storm hit as Rotan was cleaning up after a freak winostorm left damage to buildings, twisled an- tennas and disrupted telephone service. The storm Sunday night unroof- ed a storage warehouse and broke out some plateglass windows downtown. A telephone pole was broken, twisting lines in the downtown area and cutting off service to 10 or 12 business firms. Service had been restored by noon Monday. Max Durrett said a line of thunderstorms ran from the vicin- ity near Rotan to a point 80 miles north of Abilene Monday night. He said it broke up after reach- ing an area about 20 miles north of here. Rainfall totalled .60 at a point The editorial award went to a California editor and publisher fo calling public attention to activi ties of the ultra-conservative Johi Birch Society. Walter Lippmann, 72-year-ol( veteran columnist for the New York Herald Tribune Syndicate became a winner for the seconc time, being cited for wise and re- sponsible international reporting He won a special Pulitzer cita- tion in 1958. Broadway's smash hit, "How to Succeed in Business Without Real- y won the drama prize. The musical stars Robert Morse is an aggressive young business nan, and Rudy Valle as a veteran ycoon, and was written by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Wil ie Gilbert, with musical score by Frank Loesser. It already had von awards from the New York Drama Critics Circle and the American Theater Wing. The prize for fiction went to Ed- vin O'Connor for "The Edge of the story of an Irish- priest in a rundown Joston parish. In the new Pulitzer Prize cate- gory of general non-fiction, the ward was won for the first time by Theodore H. White, who cele- brated his 47th birthday Sunday, for "The Making of the President, See PRIZES, Pg. 8-A, Col. 1 WHERE IT RAINED 19 miles west of Snyder Monday ROTAN night. Lesser amounts fell at other SNYDER points. HAMLIN.................... .08 ROCHESTER..................30 .................30 ................10 19 miles west ..............60 Freeman Is Accused Of'Whitewashing' RolaiirSnyder Okay Water Buying Pad SNYDER (RNS) A contrac "or purchase of water from Snyde was approved in a meeting of the Snyder City Council and boan members of the Rotan Municipa Water Authority Monday night. The water, which comes raw Torn Lake J. B. Thomas, goes :hrough the water treatment plant at Snyder and will be piped to Rotan. Rotan will have to vote in bonds and pass ordinances nec- essary for the laying of a pipe- ine to Snyder. Water will be .sold to Rotan at cost plus 10 per cent. The extra :harge is for maintenance costs and for depreciation. H. T. Fillingim headed a dele- jation from Rotan who attended he meeting here. With him were fohn C. Gray, W. I. Branch and Bill Hardy, and two engineers with the authority, Homer Hunter and his son, Fred. Others attending the meeting were C. M. Smith, vice presidenl if First Southwest Co. of Abilene and Millard Parkhurst, Dallas at- orney who represented the au- hority. In other action by the council, if. L. Braman was named mayor tro-tempore, replacing Russell 'orgeson. Art Blanchard was re- ippointed as city attorney. David Adams, who recently moved here from Waco, was nam- ed corporation court judge, replac- ]g Edgar Taylor, who resigned, .dams has been associated with loss Hemphill in law practice ere. Dr. John Blum and W. S. Mc- jlaun were reappointed as mem- of the Colorado River Muni- ipal Water District- board for wo year terms. WEATHER S. DEPARTMENT OF COCMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map. Pare 7-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 iles) Clear to partly cloudy throuRh ednesday, Hieh Tuesday and Wednesday Low Tuesday niftht 60-65. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear to outly and warm Tuesday and Wedncs- y. Late thunderstorms West. High lesday 86-96. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to cloudy "uesday and Wednesday. Widely scattered (cmoon and nighttime thunderstorms. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy and arm Tuesday and Wednesday. High 95-95. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Cloudy anil :rm Tuesday and Wednesday with isolat afternoon and evening thtmdershowprs rth. HiRh Tuesday in the 90s. TEMPERATURES on. a.m. Mon. VON BRAUN ARRIVES Dr. Wernher yon Braun, director of the space flight center at Huntsville, Ala., third from left, is greeted on his arrival at Abilene Mu- nicipal Airport Monday night. He later spoke to the Top 50 Abilene High School seniors at the Taylor County Fair Grounds. Shown here, left to .right, are Bart'Slattery of the U. S. Navy, Don Choate, president of the Southwest Ro- tary Stub, which sponsored his appearance; Von Braun; and Bill Wright of the Rotary Club. (Staff Photo) Man on Moon Possible By '68, Von Braun Says i 4-1 gB 5-00 65 90 6V 8fl 74 SO 79 81 83........... 87............ 88 .High and low for 2-1-hours ending" m.: 94 and 64. Jiyh and low same date last year: 95 d 74. Sunset last night: sunrise today: 46; sunset tonight: Barometer reading al 9 p.m.: 28.04. lumititty at 9 p.m.: 36 per cent. Loos Slaps at U.S. Over Loss of Important Center By ANTOINE YAHED VIENTIANE, Laos royal Laotian government Mon- day conceded loss of strategic Nam Tha to a pro-Communisl rebel with an I-told you-so aside to the United States. It charged the Red aim is to set Laos ablaze with civil war. "Everybody should now realize :hat good faith of the Communist s snid Information Minister Bouavan Norasing. Diplomats wondered whether here would be a reappraisal, of efforts by the United States to orce Premier Prince Bonn Oum's >ro-Westcrn regime to step down n favor of a unity coalition of Communists, conservatives and neutralists. The pressure has included pension of tt million in monthly aid and acting Foreign Minister Sisauk Na Chnmpassak asserted the government received the United sutei do cfcM iMt Monday to curtail itary aid as well. "If the United States cuts mil' itary aid, Laos would be thrown in the other camp and we would be going toward Slsouk said. Red-led forces captured Nam Tha and won undisputed posses sion of the last of the Laotian territory fronting on Red China in an attack that violated both a 1961 cease-fire order and pacific pledges of the r. leaders, neu- tralist Prince Souvanna Phouma and Prince "ouphanouvong of the pro-Commurist Patlu' Lao. The acting foreign minister charged that the aim was "to re- kindle the (civil) war throughout Laos." Sisouk snlrt at least'10 battal- ions of troops from Red and Communist North Viet Nam e.iwo part in tht drive on Nam Ilia, which the Pathet Lao placed under tiege lait Junuiry. Asiault from fonr dlrKtlwii at I a.m., tatt, the town fell at 9 a.m. The battle was violent, Sisouk added, but government casualties were light. He said the garrison, which included three paratroop battalions, withdrew after destroy- ing war material and food stocks. He reported they are now re- grouping, bul did not say where. The battle cost the government a provincial capital which the Laotian army's commander in chief, Maj. Gen. Bounleuth Sani- chanh, once said would be de- fended to the death. The only overland escape route from Nam Tha, 20 mile south of the Red China border, is a road that leads 150 miles southwest- ward to Sai, near the fron- tier of pro-v'estern Thailand. Twelve U.S. military advisers who nerved in Nam Tha during the Pathet Lao ilege escaped by helicopter. One Mid the put up a pretty good fight. He reported the main attack, Maged by about four wai from the By LANE TALBURT Reporter-News Staff Writer Dr. Wernher von Braun pre- icted here Monday night that the Jnited Stales will land the first on the by 9C8 if certain space flight tech- iques can be mastered by rock- try experts. America's space age pioneer 'arned, however, that people who ccompany the future journeys of stronauts into space via televi- ion must be prepared to face up i the fact that death lurks as possibility. "Men will perish in space as they have on the seas, in explor- ing the said the Ger- man-born scientist. At the same time, the director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Marshall Space Flight Center in Hunlsvillc, Ala., noted that "every humanly passible" safety measure will ,be taken in the attempt to place As- tronaut Scott Carpenler in orbit around the earth later this month. Dr.' von Braun updated the United States' space exploration program and forecast future de- velopments in h speech honoring the TOP 50 Abilene's high school seniors who rank highest scholns- lically in the circular exhibilion building at the West Texas Fail- grounds. Sponsored by the Southwest See picture, Pg. 1-B The skeplics ol space explora- World War II and laler fled his battered homeland to become a U. S. cilizen, said the space craft which boosted Astro- lion have admitted thai the im- naut John Glenn into orbit flight possibility has once again become will- seem to be "a crude vehicle the possible, Von Braun said. [like a raft" in future years. "While Congress has approved I Several unmanned flights lo the an accelerated >space program witb the goal of landing a man moon, in addition lo the recent Ranger IV shot which hit the far on the moon by the rocket I side of the. moon, arc planned to designer cautioned thai "we have thl- wav f01' the ultimate signer some immense problems lo solve. There's much learning to do be- fore blasting off." Von Braun, u'ho developed !he devastating German V-2 rocket goal, he said. He explained that man will be a necessary element in future ex- ploratory shots because he can re Sec MOON. Pg. 8-A, Col. 6 SALT FOR THIRST KCHISQS Teacher Gets Top Honor WASHINGTON interests, emotional ma- Rotary Club, the banquet attract- L. FrencTi of Topeka, Kan., high 'drool, who "gives her students he kind of salt that makes them thirsty named for was Monday as National Teacher of the Year for 10C2. A teacher in her native Kansas for 23 years, 14 of them in the! ed a crowd of some persons who paid tribute to the 36 Abilene High and 14 Cooper High School spring graduation candidates, and heard the nation's foremost space expert. Von Bruan's NASA twin-engine airplane touched down at Abilene Municipal Airport jusl 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the ban- quet. He attended a reception af- terwards in the Petroleum Club and stayed overnight in the Wind- sor Hotel before leaving Abilene Tuesday morning to fiy to the state of Washington. In his hour-long address, the scientist told the honor students lhat they soon wiii be "emerging trom an academic shield" into 'the midst of the greatest revolu- ion that man has ever known." "Everything is exploding the population, knowledge, material toods and now man himself is Hinting out into he said. "Ours is nn age ot promise M well M problem.. .nx) the years (hew) can be tht most fascinating Topeka school system, Mrs. French was chosen for the honor from among the million ele- mentary and high school teachers in the country. At a White House ceremony next Monday, she will receive from President Kennedy a gok lapel pin and a certificate emble- matic of her award. Competition for Hie National Teacher of the Year award is sponsored hy the U.S. Office ol Education, the Council of Chief Stale School Officers and Look magazine. To be eligible for the compel! lion, teachers must first be nomi by their chief school Mrs. French's case, Adel F. Throckmorlon, Kansas' superintendent of public Instruc- tion. After being observed at work, nominees are then rated by a committee of national loaders in education. The ruling is on the basis of professional education, successful touching intellectual ability, experience, community tuiity and personality traits. It was Topeka's director of in- struction who said of Mrs. French, "she gives her students the kind of salt that makes them thirsty for knowledge." And her principal said, "Her pupils get to class early because See TEACHER, Pg. 8-A, Col. 2 GOP Solon I Seeks Full Estes Probe By W. B. RAGSDALE Jr. WASHINGTON Secre- tary of Agriculture Orville Ly Freeman said Monday his depart- ment may have "dragged a in its handling of the Billie Sol Estes case, but he denied any Favoritism had been shown the Texas financier. Rep. Bob Wilson, R-Calif., chair- man of the Republican Congres- sional Campaign Committee, charged Freeman was trying to "whitewash" his department and renewed Republican demands for a full congressional probe of the case. "The government hasn't lost a a single dime to Eir Freeman said, adding, "this cannot be said for some of the )ig finance companies which ap- parently have lost millions to Es- tes." "The department could haw come out much Freeman; told nearly 100 reporters crammed into his office for a long, turbu- lent news conference. Wilson, in a statement, said that despite Freeman's claims no favoritism was granted, Estes "obviously received a lot of spec- ial consideration" from-the Agri- culture Department. Wilson said Estes was allowed to put up only bond 08 grain storage warehouses, when the court-appointed receiver had to put up million. "The department accepted with- out question Estes' claim of a net worth of S12 Wilson said, "while at the same time he was claiming losses to the Internal Revenue Service and receiving hefty refunds on his income tax." Wilson charged the Democratic- controlled Congress "is dragging its feet" on an investigation of the Estes case. Freeman told his news confer- ertce the man who made the de- cision not to require a higher bond from Estes was a civil service employe with 25 years outstand- "ng service in the department. But he said the man who had to judge the validity of Estes' net worth statement was not a certi- "ied public accountant "and we ought to have one in that job. "This procedure is being re- viewed." Freeman said, "we lave a lot of procedures aroinjd lere that could stand some re- i'iewing." The 37-year-old Estes built a iVest Texas business empire in- volving huge cotton holdings and storage of government grain. In recent months, however, Es-. es' empire has fallen apart. He s under a federal indictment on raud charges and is the subject of energetic investigation by both state and federal authorities. As to the departent's role, 'reeman said: "It appears to me that this is getting ballooned out of all propor- ion. All that appears so far is s that three people may have re- ceived favors from Billie Sol Es- es. There is no indication that any of the three made any de- isions under the influence of hese gilts." Freeman said his study winced him the department may See ESTES, Pg. 8-A, Col. Wilson Says Estes Definitely Favored AUSTIN (AP) Attorney Gen- eral Will Wilson disagreed Mon- day with Secretary of Agricul- ture Orville Freeman on the im- portance of the investigation into affairs of West Texas financier Billie Sol Estes. Freeman said in Washington !he case and its connection with ils department is being ballooned all out of proportion to its im- portance. He said all the facts boil down :o this: Three department em- ployes were accused of receiving gift? from Estes, M Eatra got no favors in turn from the depart- ment. 'I take )Mie at said. "We think definitely ka (Estes) received favored treat- ment in not having his warehouat bond raised as he acquired addi- tional storage. "This failure to raise his bead what permitted hit rapid pansion." Estes in three bnUt a business empire involving cotton holding! government grain. 'We also feel line be favored tmtimol la allotment Wilton would coottwie and abundant to kittory." 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