Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1962, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE 3AV 3103 0909 X9 09 S31VC 296t Ot sv-nvo LD EXACTLY AS IT A A 82NDYEAR, NO. 159 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 22, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Auociated Press (IP) PAGE ONE Few .households served tur- key, we read In an account of one particular Thanksgiving. Turkeys were scarce and the family that had one was more than likely keeping it to fatten for Christmas dinner. There was meat, beef or chicken, but it had to be paid for with slips of paper as well as wit! money. After the meat was cooked, this report continued, the house- wife carefully poured up the fat that was left over and saved it for later use. Many households were sad and in every .household there was, to one degree or another, anxiety. "In wartime every day is a day of thanksgiving and the account pointed out. But this day more so. Churches were crowded for for- mal thanksgiving services. That Thanksgiving sounds as if it might lave been in one of several lifetimes since the Plymouth Colony started this tradition 341 years ago. That one was, however, in the memory of most. It was 18 years ago the newspaper's account of Abilene's Thanksgiv- ing 1944. It was Ihe third Thanksgiving after Pearl Harbor, the last be- fore the war was to end. It was a time of casualty mes- sages, of disrupted lives. To Grandmother's house we didn't go because of tire and gas rationing and everyone was hanging on the news of the drive across Europe and the one head- ed north in the far Pacific. But it was a day for thanks, the newspaper said, and the peo- ple gave thanks, then, "poured up fat left over from meat, threw a paper on the salvage pile and resolved to buy an- other bond Friday." Reading back through some of these earlier Thanksgivings we tend to conclude that thanks are often more in proportion to need than to bounty. We may be more thankful when we have less for which to give thanks. Reds Gain New Indian Ground FIRST Billy Earles, at 16ft, makes the traditional first gift from th6 Abi- lene Kiwanis Club for the Abilene Goodfellows drive Wednesday to open the an- nual fund campaign to help less fortunate Abilenians at Christmas. Accepting the check for is W. N. (BUI) Tindell, Goodfellows, chairman. (Staff Photo) Gifts Open Annual Goodfellow Effort Here Walker Said Competent For Trial OXFORD, Miss. (AP) U.S. Dist. Judge Claude F. Clayton ruled Wednesday ttiat former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker was mentally competent to stand trial and aid in his defense on federal charges of insurrection. No trial date was set for Walk- er, arrested Oct. 1 after a night of rioting at the University of Mississippi following the arrival of James H. Meredith, the) school's first known Negro stu Teen-ager's description of a friend: "She's as changeable as a traffic light." Wednesday was a day at Lin- coln Junior High which teach- ers and parents say they hope rubs off on days to come. L'nder the leadership of the student council it was declared "Neat and Courteous Day." It is not that Lincoln students aren't neat and courteous every day. It was that Wednesday was a day when everybody tried to be both and in unison. They ate off tablecloths, everybody used his best man- ners, there were decorations about, students were more care- fully dressed. Each home room made it official by selecting a boy and a girl who had best come up to the high standards for the day. Everybody looked fine, Prin. David Kennamer reported. Most of the boys had on coats, many wore ties. But some of the girls bothered him. "I wondered if they were go- ing to make it through the day in those high heels." Six hundred dollars in contn but Jons from familiar donors go the .annual Goodfellow drive un der way Wednesday. Readers interested in helping provide Christmas food, clothin, and toys for families in Abilene who otherwise would have none may send their donations to: Qoodfellows Abilene Reporter-News Abilene, Texas First contributors and the amount of their contributions were: Abilene Kiwanis Club First National Bank 100 Citizens National Bank 100 Abilene Reporter-News 100 West Texas Utilities Co. 100 TOTAL In the approximately 40 years ol Goodfellow history, the Abilene Kiwanis Club traditionally is the first giver. The Kiwanians also handle the job of writing the food scrip to needy families and buy the postage to mail this. The other four initial donors also have been traditional "first day" givers in the past. GoOdfellows are volunteers' who see that no one goes Tiungry for Christmas and that the little ones lave toys and clothes, too. Chairman W. N. (Bill) Tindell, Abilene representative of Mayfair Miner- als, is chairman of the Goodfel- ows.and is directing the vast ac- ivities this year. Hundreds of persons who do vol- unteer work are Goodfellows also. And so are the hundreds who give money to finance the pro- ;ram. No financial campaign or solic- itation is made. All gifts are clothing, food, and toys'and dolls. free will, and are sent to the Goodfellows, in care of the Re porter News. All gifts are ac knowledged in the newspaper ant bills are paid from this money The Goodfellow budget was raised this year, by nearly 112.052 This year's goal Is com- pared with the budget on which Goodfellows had operated :or the previous five years. The increase was necessary be- cause of the increased population and the bigger number of persons on rolls of welfare agencies, in homes for the aged, and on lists of various charitable groups. Goodfellows do not charge for heir services though many of hem give dozens of hours of their :ime and a number of them give mndreds of hours during the last three months of the year to help ;ee that the needy persons have i bright Christmas. Most of the money goes for Other items include lof- repair, gifts for the aged, and for administrative expenses (post- age, envelopes, utilities hi the toy store) and a nominal salary for a full time secretary for one month. Food and Clothing Both food and clothing are han- dled by scrip. Needy families are investigated to determine neet and scrip is written for a certaii amount of food and clothes. Food scrip is redeemable at any grocery store in Abilene. Clothing scrip is honored at Le vine's Department Store. Hine >ry Goods, Sears, Ward's and Anthony's. These stores discoun .heir bills by 10 per cent to th< Goodfellows. Jaycee-ettes spend many hours writing up the clothing scrip. Firemen receive and repair PETE LACK announces grants Cease-Fire Not Yet Confirmed By HENRY S. BRADSHER NEW DELHI, India rushing Red Chinese troops, rac ing their own cease-fire deadline swept to the edge of India's teem ing Assam Plains on Wednesday hdian army headquarters in th northeast were evacuated an hbusands area. of Indians fled the Chinese forces also had cleared Indian troops from all their "ag- Hours after the Wednesday mid night Peking set for a cease-fire here still was no official word in northwest of the northeast front. New Delhi that the guns of th nvaders had fallen silent. Bu dent. Judge Clayton accepted a Dal- las, Tex., mental test given Walk- er earlier this month, after attor- neys for both Walker and the fed- iral government agreed that this test could be used. few minutes earlier, Judge Clayton had ruled against a mo- lion by Walker's attorneys to throw out his order for a psy- chiatric test. Following a conference with at- :orneys, Clayton opened a copy of the report on Walker's mental lest in Dallas. Ho described the report as "es- sentially negative" that is, it toys, do painting and welding See GIFTS, Pg. 2-A, Col. 3 WANDERS 7 HOURS Deer Gun Wounds Man Near Ranger RANGER (RNS) Harley Bol- inger, 63, was in "good" condi- ion Wednesday night after acci- entally shooting himself in the losing a lot of blood. ace and spending seven hours wandering around in the woods be- ore he was found. The attending physician at Time for Thanks Marked in U. S. righteousness. We recognize that we are the beneficiaries of the It started a long time ago, when toU and devotion of fathers By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer the harvest was done, the crops were in, and the earth once more tad yielded of its bounty to man. "When thou hast gathered in thy fruit of the barnfloor and of wrote Mosei, jmt tne agricultural output that then rested a while" during his 'thou shalt make merry in thy provisions man, and is cause for seven hours in the woods. festival time, thou. thy ion, and daughter, and the stranger the sciences that within thy gates." traveled down the centuries, many forms and jnany lands. America celebrate) It with fam- gatherings, with heaped tabJei, with games and with worship. and travel, It Is fitting that we give our thanks for the safety of our land, UMUIH0 MIO for the fertility of. our harvests, and or the strength of our liberties, for the health of eur peeito." President Kennedy sakj In the an- nual proclamation. do to In no spirit of self and that we can pass their leg- acy on to our children only by equal toil and equal devotion." his gratitude, but also the indus- trcat his Ills, the knowledge that It was a time of thanksgiving enrjcheg nis the inventions that ancient biblical era, and tnat broaden his potentialities, so it is Thursday, a tradition that ma tne service, awi inrtituUons that secure his rights. In churches acrou the country, there will be special services, with music, and singing and prayer. Christmas, of most de- nominations, will make annual The customary turkey Is on the menu ahmet everywhtirep at fanv lly reunions, In hospi- tals, in prisons, In orphanages, and al military posts. Ranger General Hospital said that Bollinger was in "good con dition and resting well in spite 01 Bollinger told his son W. R. that he was hunting on the Thompson lease north of Ranger in Stephen; County about a.m. when the accident occurred. According to his son, Bollinger had spotted a deer while he was standing by his pickup truck and reached into the truck to get his rifle.. The son said he took the 25-20 bolt action rifle by the bar- to take it from the truck when t discharged. The bullet struck under the chin and came out his cheek, according to the attending physician. The wounded man began wan- dering in the woods and wound up on a country road about 3 p.m where Joe Stuard of Ranger found him and took him to the hospital. Bollinger, who lives on Breck- enridge Rd. in Ranger, told his In the present age, it is not son that he "walked a while and Nice Thanksgiving Weather Predicted Abilenians and area residents will observe Thanksgiving under sunny skies and In balmy temp- eratures, officials at the weath- er bureau predict. Earlier fore- offerings next Sunday to aid the caiti had called for cooler weath- er Thurtday. Thursday's high will be In the tow 70s and the overnight low will be about 40, forecast. Wednesday's high temperature wai 70 degrees. of Walker. Dr. Robert Stubble- 'ield of Dallas examined Walker. The judge then added that hi .jersonil opinion, after hearin Valker tesaify earlier Wednesday vas that Walker was competen o aid in his defense against fed eral charges filed against him i connection with his actions in th University of Mississippi desegre- gation riots. Clayton, recently named com mander of the 31st Nationa Guard Division of Mississippi am Alabama troops, expressed thi Sears Gives To Abilene Colleges Sears, Roebuck and Co. will be- gram so long as business condi gin distribution this week of al- most in unrestricted; grants under a new program of aid to privately supported col- leges and universities, Pete Lack, ocal Sears manager, said Wed nesday. Abilene Christian College, Me- Murry College, and Hardin-Sim expressed no opinion on the sanity mons University will receive grants totaling The.distri- bution will be to ACC, 200 to H-SU, and to McMur- 'greatest respect" for Walker's military career. But he added that the weight o: the evidence led him to believe :hat "reasonable cause does exisl !or a psychiatric examination." The ruling came at the end o a two-day hearing on Walker's motion to have the court's order 'or a ment; :he record. Shortly before the -judge took he rootion under consideration Walker took the stand himself answering questions put to him by lis attorney. He gave details of his arrest by !ederal troops on charges of sedi tious conspiracy and inciting in surrection in the bloody, night long desegregation riot on the Un iversity of Mississippi campus al most two months ago. But neither he nor his attorney made any mention of his actions he night of the riot. ry. Lack said the 1962 grants are for the purpose of helping these in- stitutions meet their increasingly critical financial needs. Under the new Sears program, 35 participating colleges and uni- versities in Texas will share in grants totaling Altogether, 557 colleges and uni- 'ersities from coast to coast will receive grants, unrestricted to al- ow the schools to allocate their unds in accordance with their greatest needs, he said. Commenting on the Sears pro- gram, Lack noted that corporate ;iving to private higher education must increase from its current annual level of million to million by the end of this decade f these schools are properly to discharge their educational obli- gations to American society. Sears intends to continue its pro- NEWS INDEX MCTION A Oil MOWN I MW. M 10 fe TV turn news. M M Jl tions permit, he added. In addition to the company's program of aid to education, an other will be given in 1962 to institutions of higher learning by The Sears Roebuck Founda tion, the non-profit corporation en doweijl by0jSears to carry jon charitable, scientific, and educa tional programs. Also a variety of scholarship programs are sponsored by The Sears-Roebuck Foundation. .For 1962-83, an estimated 650 students of agriculture and home economics will receive scholar- ships under a Foundation pro- gram administered through the nation's land-grant colleges. Since its inception in 1936 through 1962, See SEARS, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 Shopping Days Before Christmas Marshal Jailed In Mississippi bad news continued to flow in from the Himalayan fronts. Covering SO miles in four days, a second Red Chinese column farther east pushed toward the tea and oil of Assam from its jumptog-off spot in the mountains near the Burma border. Peking broadcasts claimed Red gressive strongpoints" hi Ladakh in the west, more than 850 miles OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Chief U.S. Marshal James McShane ;ave himself up to Mississippi lUthorities Wednesday'on charges _ie incited the desegregation riot at the University of Mississippi on Sept. 30. The Justice Department ob- las the SAC Drops Alert Status WASHINGTON (AP) The nation's nuclear bomber force Wednesday was taken off the spe- cial alert ordered at the peak of he Cuban crisis. The Defense Department said Vednesday night that Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara has authorized the Strategic Air Command to return to the regu- ar alert, its normal status. Of the 600 B52 long-range bomb- 's and B47 medium jet bombers, about 99 per cent have been on 15-minute ground alert the charges against them, are ince Oct. 22-a time when the heW secret until they are taken United States was clamping on in arms blockade around Cuba. Normally, about one-half of the bomber force is in position to ake off with a full load within 5 minutes. ained McShane's release three lours later on a writ of habeas "orpus, claiming the charges against him resulted from his ac ions "doing duties as a federa official." The Lafayette County grand jury indicted two persons week in connection with Woody riot that killed two and in ured scores of students and mar ihals. McShane was in charge of fed eral marshals on the university ampus the night of the riot. Under Mississippi law. the names of persons indicted, and County courthouse under custody into custody. The name of the second person ndicted has not been revealed. U.S. Dist. Judge Claude F. Clay on ordered McShane's release nd set a hearing for late Jan ary. McShane, a burly ex-New York wUceman, was indicted last Fri- day by a Lafayette County grand ury Investigating the campus riot hat followed the arrival of James H. Meredith, a Negro. PUt Ally. Jesse Yancy Jr. ttcr McShane's release that, the case now rests in the f the federal court. Hie Justice fepartment says he was doing tys My wd can not be charged. three hours before Judge Clay- on released him. The broadcasts also made no mention of a cease-fire, although they came several hours after the deadline. Red China's chief prize for the moment appeared to be Ladakh, rather than Assam. For in offer- ing to pull back its troops in its surprise cease-fire announcement iVednesday, Peking made no offer :o yield much of their deep ad- vances in Ladakh. In that remote and bleak frontier region, the In- dians have been driven away the area where the Chinese mve built a road linking Tibet with their far northwest province of Sinkiang. Prime Minister Nehru told an anxious Parliament he will con- sider the Peking offer when it is received. But he stood by his in- sistence that the Eed Chinese must pull back to a line they oc- cupied Sept. 8 before negotiations begin. Nor would he say whether In- dian troops would respond to the Chinese cease-fire by breaking off he shooting. With the Indian army reeling lack in northeast India, it was in no position to attack the Chinese anyway. But observers in New )elhi felt there was no doubt the ndians would shoot to halt any urther Chinese advance. A government spokesman at an inusual late night briefing said he Indian and Chinese positions n any peace settling still are far apart. The spokesman echoed the wait- ind-see attitude of Nehru. Nehru ind his aides suspect the Chinese innouncement was a trick, per- iaps to give the Reds a chance to einforce and resupply over their ong and difficult supply lines. The Indian Defense Ministry aid the Chinese made sweeping ains Wednesday in twin drives oward the flat and open country north Assam, a rich section be- ween the Himalayan foothills and le Brahmaputra River, a stream Men Hindus consider sacred. Chinese troops pouring across the conquered Se Pass sector broke through Indian defenses south of Bomdila and were re- ported plunging toward the Assam plains, a spokesman said. Thousands fled the endangered Assam city of Tezpur, southeast of Bomdila. An Indian army corps headquarters based at Tezpur pulled out for a safer site at Gau- hati. to the southwest. "However, the state contends McShane made unlawful acts and should be prosecuted in state court." McShane faces up to 10 years and a fine if convicted on the state charges of inciting a riot and breach of the peace. He was held in the Lafayette American men, women and chil- Refugees included more 660 than and dren, from tea and rice planta- of Sheriff Joe Ford during the tions north of the Brahmaputra. Indian planes airlifted the West- erners to safety. Only One Edition Today Christmas Opening Only edition is published toddy. Thanks- giving the annual Christmas opening num- ber. 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