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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1962, Abilene, Texas Ibttrne "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 157 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 20, 1962-TWENTY-FOUR PAG PAGE Disgruntled fan's description of his hometown football team: "Well, they're small. "But, they're slow." Last spring a watermelon vine volunteered its service out back of the Snyder Fire De- partment's station. It came up all by itself and when it showed it was deter- mined on "life the fellows at the fire station began giving it some help. They cultivated and they wa- tered and they babied it as a watermelon vine should be ba- bied. The vine grew and flourished and, in due season, put on the fruit for which it is intended. It had one watermelon. Such an only child drew prop- er attention. The melon grew and the vine grew. Nights started getting chilly so Chief Warren Boyd brought some plastic covering to the station to be used in protecting the plant. Mark Vaughn, H. A. Smith, Bill Chambles and the others on duty at the station, and Melvin Newton, senior vol- unteer fireman who stays around the fire house a good bit, all were alert at protection. They protected it from the weather, covering it at night, uncovering it at day. They also protected it from the Snyder police whose station is next door. They kept a sharp eye out for any watermelon hungry policeman. The vine grew to be 50 feet long and the one melon grew to weigh 42 pounds. Last Friday was declared W- Day. With proper ceremony the melon was pulled and cut. Inside the sad story was re- vealed. The roots, firemen decided, must. have reached all the way over Into the old city res- ervoir. The melon meat was multicol- ored. Red, yellow and white. Far too watery, too, to eat. All that work and worry for nothing. They might as well have let police melon-nap it. A letter addressed to "Bro. (Parson) Gerhart, Big Preach- er, Abilene, was deliv- ered Monday via the office of the Episcopal Church of Heav- enly Rest. The letter was from Gib San- defer, ex Abilenian now of New Mexico and Washington. (Gib at times gives postmen workouts with such unorthodox tetter addressing.) The letter got to its intended, retired Rector Dr. Willis P. Gerhart. He is a little fellow who would be stretching it to claim five feet, three and has the nerve to claim five, (GUI', a fellow whose weight is a secret between him and his scales but who claims 125 pounds as "normal." "Big the address said and who would argue? His ministry has reached across generations. Biggest little preacher the town ever had. An Abilene mother says her three-year-old sat looking into space, jaws going up and down in steady rhythm. "What on earth are you do- the mother asked. "Practicing the child explains with that logic reserv- ed for three-years-olds. GETS FAST RIDE Louis Sulovski, 5, holds his sister, Anna Marie, 1, on his lap in their Elizabeth, N.J., home Sunday after being accidentally abducted by an escaping sneakthief. The children were dozing in the family car while their parents stopped in a bakery. The thief, surprised in attempting to break into another car, fled from pursuers in the Sulovski car. After driving "like according to Louis, the man left them off at another parking lot. (AP NEW DELHI, India (API Communist Chinese forces crum- )led Indian defenses in the Se, 'ass sector of the Himalayan rent Monday and lanced to a point only 25 airline miles from he populous plains of Assam. Red battalions. strong, outflanked and overran defenses af the which In- dian troops had considered im- >rcgnable and then captured Committee Recommends Tax Cut of Billion Bomdila, another mountain posi- CHINESE ATTACK Chinese Communist forces ucm >on 60 miles to the have captured Bomdila 25 miles from the plains sador B. K. Nehru, a cousin of where the Indians had hoped to nf Minister Nehru announced nrimo minister.. make a stand. A single mountain ridge stood at i and Assam, a WASHINGTON (AP) A pres- may well generate increased tax dential advisory committee rec- ommended Monday a billion ax cut to strengthen the econo- my and expand production, In a report to President Kenne- dy, the advisory committee on abor-management policy said a majority of its members favored cut of that size early next year. Some preferred spacing the reduc- last Friday to draw up the report declared, "The United States can ion over two or three years. Two after conducting a conference in vanted to hold the cut to or Washington at which various eco- 5 billion during the next year, nomic experts discussed tax poll- Tax rates should be reduced cy. The report was cleared with >n both individual and corporate the seven absent members before the committee said in he report that it released. "In dollar amount, the bulk of the monetary policy, headed by Ralph ax reduction should take the McGill, editor and columnist, has orm of lowering individual in- been at work on the subject for come tax rates. The remainder months. Its lengthy report has not hould be achieved through reduc- ng the 'emergency' corporate tax rate of 52 per cent." Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz told newsmen the commit- ee had not settled upon a specific orporate tax figure. The rate was boosted from 47 per cent during lie Korean War. Kennedy already has advocated an across-the-board tax cut next rear, but has not dealt with any amount He also has iroposed combining a reduction ith tax reforms. Government of- icials concerned with taxation ave discussed the possibility of going ahead with a reduction im- mediately and then taking up re- orms. The labor-management group ut its emphasis on reduction. "Thorough review and revision of he tax system should be under- taken promptly, but this should ot be permitted to postpone ac- ion on the urgently needed reduc- ion in tax the report said. been released. The committee, made up of business and labor executives and representatives, previously lias handed Kennedy recommen- hat an early effect of a signifi- would not mean an equivalent de- cline in tax collections. the committee said. Wirtz and Edward Gudeman, de- Agency disputes, and export House. They are non-voting mem- filling in for Sec- retary of Commerce Luther H. the 21-man committee. Fourteen of the members met it was made public. A subcommittee on fiscal and dations on such problems as auto- mation; collective bargaining, in- cluding the government's role in of Assam, Indian Prime Minister Nehru announced the prime minister. in New Delhi. Announcement followed word that the After the hastily arranged White "between" theU1nvadera Reds have overrun defenses at Se Pass. Eastward, the House meeting, Ambassador Neh- m a stfte whS Chinese advanced from Walong In Ladakh to the ru said the purpose of his call duces much of India's tea, rice west the Reds took an outpost guarding an Indian was to acquaint President Kenne- airfield at Chuanul (AP Wirephoto map) the latest developments next possible 'ense the only at a place called Eagle's policy. In its report on fiscal policy, the committee called for a faster rate of economic growth, with reasonable price stability, and and must improve its recent record of economic progress." NEWS INDEX SECTION A Obituaries............4, 5 Sports 8, Oil newt.............. 11 SECTION B Women's news.......... 3 Amusements 4 Comics 5 Editorials 6 Radio-TV log........... 10 TV Seout 10 Farm news, markets 11 At Least 142 Die In Sea Disasters By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS She collided in a fog with the A series of sea disasters, most Norwegian tanker Tharald.Brovig of them born of violent stormsin Tokyo Sunday and burst on both sides of the world, were exacting a mounting toll Monday. At least 142 persons were dead or missing, scores had been res- cued in desparate battles against the sea and damage to shipping ran into the millions. The latest reported victim was the British aircraft car- The committee acknowledged rier Centaur. An explosion ripped through her boiler room Monday nto flames. Three Japanese on two nearby barges also perished. The 47 aboard the Norwegian vessel were rescued. One later died of burns. Elsewhere: The 130-ton fishing boat De Je- sus sprang a leak off San Sebas- ian, Spain, in a storm Sunday; he 12 Spaniards aboard are miss- ing. ant tax cut would be appreciable off North Wales, killing five crew- deficits in the federal budget, but men and damaging the super- ontended a decrease in rates structure. The largest single toll was the loss of all 36 crewmen of the "Indeed, over the longer run, it Japanese tanker Munakata Maru. TO INCREASE PRODUCTION Soviets Directed to Copy Capitalism if They Must By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW Premier Soviet Union. said are the "ruling party" In the tie more, but not much, to the Khrushchev directed a vast new party and industrial reorganize- achieved great successes both on tlon in the Soviet Union, and told the domestic and international party leaders Monday to copy scenes. If he said any more on tlon. the official Soviet news agency. Foreign correspond- for lunch. Khrushchev outlined a country f He said the Soviet Union had long-starved consumer goods in- schooner was racing to the Virgin Islands from Mystic, Conn., with Khrushchev gave a mild but muda in the Atlantic storm. Her crew was saved. Five British rescue crewmen somewhat backhanded blessing to The premier outlined his plan did not hear the speech to the Communist party Central To the ailing farming industry; Speec egn ai iu a.m. wiu edit with a short break not necessarily In the immediate future. The main supply of gortinment he Uw U mlMon CornnwnlsU be pllti barfwwt, and tory wwWng conditions. Near rf Ws gpcech, incentive both to the comment followed reports cmUmM to ol wortan had qutt IMr Jobs be- only a Two Japanese fishing boats are missing with 26 aboard off Okin- awa in an area of the Pacific swept by Typhoon Karen. The 11 men aboard the fishing boat Midnight Sun out of New Bedford, Mass., has been missing since running into a storm in the Atlantic last week. Search was abandoned off Ber- muda for 15 crewmen of the explo- sives-laden Greek freighter Cap- tain George, abandoned Thursday when fire swept out of control in a raging storm. Seven others were rescued and 3 bodies were recovered of the 25-man crew. Another search was pressed off Bermuda (or five men missing with their 35-foot sailing schooner, the Windfall, since Thursday. The the Curlew, which sank off Ber- four off report ng similar amounU, rescue effort. The lifeboat to a rscue effort. The lifeboat e a aen ere onay an 'rom lhelra light e battered boat was swamped by a luge wave. The fifth seaman was saved. In the southern Philippines, from some mts that thousands were able to rescue a freeting 32 degrees. persons aboard a Sulu Archlgelago. the India Sends Plea To U.S. for Help Red Chinese Forces Pose Grave Threat CHINA Nehru Asks For Planes, Helicopters WASHINGTON (AP) An ur- gent appeal from India's Prime Minister Nehru for helicopters and transport planes was deliv- ered to President Kennedy on Monday. India also sent a number of re- quests for more arms and equip- ment to the State Department. Authoritative sources said the appeal for aircraft was contained in a letter delivered to the Presi- dent in person by India's Ambas- ijest, feet up on a road run- ning to the Assam town of Tez- mr, an Indian army headquar- ers. Though Assam is 25 air miles from Bomdila, it is about 80 by road. The gravity of the threat led the army to begin collecting wives and children of tea planters, most- y Indians and Britons, in the northern part of Assam for re- moval to Calcutta. The British high commission in New Delhi vorked on plans to remove Brit- sh subjects living in Assam, es< jmated to total Prime Minister Nehru an nounced the fall of Bomdila, .vhich a Red Chinese vanguard struck Sunday night. The Indian army had considered that a rear area and its contingents there ;ere surprised before they had a chance to dig in effectively. The other two main thrusts into :ndia appeared at least tempo- rarily stalled, although not neces- iarily halted. At the eastern end of the front, near Burma, Indians were fight- ng on a defense line in the Lu- hit River Valley a dozen miles south of their overrun positions t Wolang. At Chushul, in Ladakh at the northwest end of the battlefront, the Red Chinese captured an out- lost guarding a vital Indian air- ield and moved against Chushul tself. Nehru held an emergency meet- ng with his cabinet to discuss the dark turn in what he called 'a full-fledged war, a kind of bru ,al and callous war." In an unscheduled broadcast to he nation, Nehru said the war orced on India by the Red Chi- nese attack is a menace to Asia and the whole world as well as o India. Nehru asked the Indian people :o pledge that they will not rest content until the Red Chinese are pushed out. He said India would lever accept Peking peace terms. withdrawal of bombers from Cuba would arrive by the time of Presi- dent Kennedy's news conference Tuesday night. This report was given to news- men in the wake of Sunday's aft- ernoon-long talk in New York be- tween U.S. negotiator John J. Me- 3oy and Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vasiiy Kuznetsov. the press at 6 p.m. EST in his 'irstnews conference since the Cuban crisis erupted Oct. 22. State Department authorities said Kuznetsov did not give Me- Cloy a satisfactory answer Sun- day to the U.S. demand for re- moval of Soviet jet bombers in Cuba. This is a key point in the nego- tiations. Kennedy says the bomb- ers, as well as Russian missiles already withdrawn, must be re- moved from Cuba under his pro- posed Cuban settlement arrange- ment with Soviet Premier Khrush- Cloudy and Cool Forecast Today Abilenians and area residents :an expect mostly cloudy skies and cool temperatures Tuesday, the weatherman at AbUene's Mu nicipal Airport Weather Bureau said Monday night. High during the day should reach 50 to 55 with the overnight ow 35 to 40. slightly warmer than he 31 recorded here between midnight Sunday and 1 a.m. Mon- day. Some .14-inches of moisture fell n Abilene between 3 and a.m. Monday, with several area points Me had fallen there Monday and Snyder in Scurry County, J. D. Willett Jr., official weath- er observer at Albany, said the overnight low Sunday there was should rise slight the him the weatherman TALKS STALLED Decision on Jet Pullout Evaded By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) State 30 or so IL28 bombers, go, no Department authorities voiced progress is possible in other hope Monday that Soviet word of phases of the negotiations. State Department authorities in- dicated to newsmen that McCloy had told Kuznetsov the United States hoped for a satisfactory an- swer from the Russians on the bomber withdrawal by Monday or Tuesday. The same authorities told newsmen later McCloy had not said this to Kuznetsov, but Kennedy is scheduled to meet this was still the U.S. hope. McCloy was said to have made Khrushchev. plain to Kuznetsov that until the urgent need for defense require- ments. The new note from Prime Min- ister Nehru came in the wake of heavy Chinese Communist attacks that brought the Red army to within 40 to 50 miles of India's Assam oil fields. State Department press officer Lincoln White said the; United States took a very serious' view of the large scale Chinese attacks. He also disclosed that India had sent a number of new requests for arms and equipment to sup- plement the million worth al- ready airlifted to India. The Russians have been avoid- ing the bomber issue in the in- creasingly critical negotiations. U.S. negotiator John J. McCloy in an afternoon-long meeting Sun- day with Kuznetsov on Long Is- land was said to have told the Kremlin representative forcefully that no progress on Uie proposed Cuban settlement is possible unffl the Soviets pull out the bombers in Cuba. Kennedy says the bombers are "offensive weapons" to be with- drawn under his Cuba .settlement arrangement with Soviet Premier WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Wealher Map, 6-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius W ___iles) Mostly cloudy day. Partly cloudy and i miy cloudy and a hitte warmer Jay. Hfch Tuesday 50 to 55. Low 35 to 40. Hitfh Wednesday In the IS. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Cloudy north considerable 'Cloudiness south Tues- day and Wednesday. Chance of lism rain south Tuesday and southeast early Wed- nesday. Not so cold west and north Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday NORTHWEST TEXAS Fair north considerable cloudiness south and. not so cold Tuesday. Clear to cloudy and warmer Tuesday High Tuesday -15-5J TEMPERATURES 35 35 36 .15 38....... 3? _____ 3B....... 40 44 41 33 High" and low for 24-hours ending 9 i.m.: 49 and 31. Hifih and low same date last year: 5 and 33 Sunset last nieht: sunrise today: sunset toniffht: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.28. Humidity at 9 p.ni.: 88 per cent. SHORT RANGE ROCKET U.S. Army crew operates the Mauler, a self-propelled guided mteaUe system designed to cope witMhortrwiie rocketi peeled to be used against American forces on future Tfcf Army Ord- nance Command at Redstone Arwnal in Alabama developed thla neerlng model. (U.S. Army photo via AP Wirephoto) ;