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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 116 PAGE ONE Katharyn Duff BROWNWOOD Weather Willing, Brownwood will raise the roof literally one day early next week. The Big Lift was planned for this Thursday or Friday but rains forced postponement to, possibly, next Monday or Tues- day, says Herman Bennett of the contracting firm of Bennett and Forbess. The roof to be hiked is the dome of Brownwood's new coli- seum, a building the town ex- pects to be a powerful new at- traction for conventions, sports and civic events. The Coliseum isn't unique there's one in Indiana of like de- sign, says its architect, Frank Dill of Houston. But it is unusual in several respects. The building will be a circular concrete structure a design which came to be chosen after an unusual series of events. Brownwood was long served by Memorial Hall, a place for civ- ic gatherings. Old Memorial Hall burned in the spring of 1960. As it so happened, Dill was In Brownwood that night. He had come to confer with How- ard Payne College officials on some campus buildings he was designing. He was staying at a hotel from which he could see the spectacular blaze. Driving to San Antonio the next day Dill got to thinking about possible designs for a re- placement in case Brownwood were to decide to replace the building. By the time he got to San Antonio he had some ideas ready to put on paper. Brownwood decided, it so hap- pened, to build a new civic hall. In November 1960 voters by a two-to-one margin underwrote a tax bond issue to fi- nance the structure. Authorities chose Dill's de- sign for it. The site of old Memorial was included in the large site for the coliseum. Construction techniques called for have been unusual enough to excite local interest. There's so much curiosity about the roof raising, in fact, that Brownwood service clubs are said to be competing for con- cession rights to serve the crowd expected. The concrete dome and the concrete walls have been poured "on the ground." Some yards of dirt, as Dill recalls the figures, were hauled to shape a mound over which the dome was poured. The dome, 200 feet in diame- ter, is reinforced with a giant steel cable outlining its perim- eter. The dome was poured "in- side" the circle of concrete posts on which it will rest with openings left around the rim for each post. It will be jacked up so that the rim can be welded to the tops of the posts. That chore will take any- where from two days to two weeks, Dill estimated. The walls, poured in 16 by 22 foot slabs nearby, will be tilt- ed up into place. The inside will be hollowed out, interior con- crete poured and there will be the coliseum. The building will have unusu- al exterior decoration, sculp- tured figures of animals who make up Texas wildlife. Already the figures have been worked by hand into the wet cement of the wall slabs. "It was something like mak. tog mud Dill says. _____________________________________________] 298 896T OT ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTC 9909 xa OD ssive 39IAU3S W1IJOHDIW PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS f f W1IJOHDIW A Brief Gunfighi ends Manhunt By JACK SHERIDAN Reporter-Newt Staff Writer GOLDTHWAITE This town of settled back to tine Tuesday night after a daylight robbery, a 24-hour man- hunt, a brief gun-battle and the surrender of a 19-year-old Abi- lenian who wished "it all happened." Eldon G. Comer, whose lives in Abilene, was in custody at Mills County Jail Tuesday night just 200 yards from the County State Bank which he is accused of robbing about Monday. Taken in the robbery was in cash and approximate- ly in checks. Local authorities found the youth crouched behind a tree on little the Jim Rudd farm, three mile: rou- southwest of here, about noon daring Tuesday. "He was behind the tree and I lie fired three shots at me; fired back once and another of- neverficer from Brownwood fired Deputy Sheriff father Cockrun said Tuesday night. After the brief exchange of shots, Lt. Vic Fowler of Milk Brownwood Police Dept. stepped from behind the cover of a noon and began talking to the youth, Cockrun said. "He talked to him for about 20 minutes, telling him he was young and could live this thing (the ro bery) down and that there wasr any sense in making it worse said Cockrun. Tosses Out Pistol The youth, who after 24 hou in the woods and fields was tir and wet from the rains, tossed I .22 caliber pistol out in front Clyde him toward where Fowler w standing about 25 yards away. The pistol, first said to be Jhe German Luger, later was iden tied as a .22 caliber Ameria tree made weapon. The body styles the two guns resemble one anol er. The youth was taken to Gol thwaite and charged with armed "I'M GLAD IT ENDED WHEN IT Comer, 19, of Abilene, center, tells Mills County Sheriff C. F. Stubblefield, left, that he's glad the gun battle ended when it did. Comer fired three times at Deputy Sheriff Clyde Cockrun, right, when he was captured by officers Tuesday. He was charged with the Monday robbery of Mills County Bgnk in Goldth waite. (Staff Photo by Jack Sheridan) Congress Hopes to Wind Up Session by Thursday By JAMES D. CARY WASHINGTON (API Con- gress's drive for final adjourn- ment stalled again, then inched said ahead late Tuesday with some progress on advancing the multi- billion-dollar water projects bill- one of several remaining legisla- tive roadblocks. The House Rules Committee approved by voice vote a resolu tion to send the controversial pro- posal to conference to iron out House-Senate differences. The resolution, subject to House Leader adoption, could be presented Wednesday. Committee chairman Howard W. Smith, D-Va., would not say when he would file it but if he acted Wednesday i' couldn't be called up until Thurs day. And Sen. Hubert Humphrey o: Minnesota, the Senate's assistant Democratic leader, said Thursday night is the target now for wind ing up the longest session since 1951. He predicted that goal could be achieved, but when Majority Mike Mansfield of Mon- tana was informed of the fore- WALKER LED CHARGE WEATHER Associated Press Tuesday upheld AP accounts of the Mississippi University rioting which had been OF COMMERCE DCPAKTMENT OF COMM1 WEATHER BUREAU Mm. PI. M> BILENE n) ABILENE AND VIClNll idlui 40 lid Wtd- challenged in Abilene by a Chris- the past several weeks, stayed tian Anti Communist League within a few yards of Walker jrtly cloudy and humL. ..._ neaday with scattered afltetnoon and evenlnj ttninderahowen. Hlfh Mb Wed- lay _and JThuraday 19 to ID. Low IAL'TEXAS: -Partly nctdiy and Thui Wcdncaday about NORTH CENTB tteuity Uirwlli Th Uirwlli Thunday. holattd af thunderxhowera. Wanner ceni with Wcdntfday. HUh Wednm lay. HUh Wedimdty "NORTHWEST TEXAS: clear t.i UvoUfh Thuraday. laolated afternoon tmnderahmnra Wednmday. HIM WtdMa- .Tui'i. p.m. II 71 n 14 E Hlfn and low IfHoura n n I: n AP Backs Up Its Report on Riot The general news editor of the of them, Van Savell of our Jack- speaker. Retired Navy Robert A. Winston, who writes under the name of Col. Victor J. Fox, told a studio and live television aud- ience at KRBC-TV Saturday that led Walker leading rioters to the Associated Press accounts to the effect-that former Maj. Gen. Ed- win A. Walker had led student reports were in error. Asked by the Reporter News [or comment, Sam Blackman, general news editor for the AP, wired frnm New York as fol- lowi: "Six AP newsmen were on the campiu that night. The reporting of Uxm WM mpwh, jkw son bureau, who had covered many developments in the Mere- dith case on and off the campus ence from the time he appeared on the campus. "Dressed as a student. Van Savell braved tear gas, possible injury or death as he accompan- Lyceum Building. (Mt my suggestion, Van Savell wrote a first person story which rioters was in direct conflict with the AP was proud to distribute pule, United Press International re- to its members. This was report- Hf AP by a man who ho saw." Account Quoted In his speech Saturday to the Christian Antl Communist League of Abilene and the tele- vision audience, Winston quoted an AP account of' the rioting, WALKER, PC. 4-A, Cel. 4 cast he retorted: "What House Speaker John W. McCor mack, D-Mass., said every effor was being made to "get through this week." The water projects conferenci will be dealing with a Senate au thorization of more than billion for flood control, navigation and beach erosion projects and House authorization of bil lion for the same purposes. There were also these other ma- jor hurdles to adjournment: Settling a House-Senate dispute over a research item in the farm appropria- tion bill. House and Senate appro- priation committee members dis- :usscd their differences Tuesday but announced no results. Legislation granting a tax break 'or self-employed persons who set jp their own pension plans. The bill, awaiting President Kennedy's action, must be signed or vetoed by Wednesday midnight or it be- comes law automatically. Con- gress is expected to attempt to override any veto. Humphrey, who spoke to news- men after a White House confer- of Democratic leaders, ex- pressed a personal opinion there would be no veto. The House put aside legislative business Tuesday because of the death of Rep. Clem Miller, D- :alif., killed in an airplane crash. [t met for less than two hours; ie Senate quit after about hours. The House Rules Committee ook up the water projects ilis- and Chairman Howard W. Smith, D-Va.. let it be known that 'I'm in no hurry on this bill." He could hold the measure sev- en days If he chose, although it is considered a congressional must. t is often called the pork barrel lill because it contains projects or many legislators' home dis- rlcts Smith, at a hearing, attempted CONGNCSS, Pf. 4.A, I the in robbery in the Justice of Peace Court of J. Y. Tullos. A bond hearing was scheduled for Wednesday. The youth late Tuesday nit appeared to be glad it was all over. "I'm sure glad it ended it he said. He added that he was well aware that be was in "quite a mess." Money Recovered The money and checks taken in he robbery were all returned to .he bank Tuesday following the joy's arrest. Comer allegedly walked into the Hills County Bank shortly before noon Monday, and hung around the front of the building until employes became suspicious. He walked up to the window of search, cashier Victor Williams, flashed ight the pistol and shoved a note in front of Williams which said "I will kill you" unless Williams mites when handed over the money. When Williams started to open have on money drawer, the gunman stopped him, pointed to a can- vas sack on the counter, seized it and fled. He eluded bank employes as he ran down an alley and made good his get-away in a 1962 Ford which reportedly was stolen in Co- manche about 11 a.m. Monday. The search began about 5 p.m. Monday after Mills County Sheriff C. F. Stubblefield, who headed the received word from C. S. (Dutch) Smith that be had just seen the man described as bank robber near his borne eight south of Goldthwaite. Smith said that the boy did a black hat as bank em- ployes had said but that he knew he had been wearing one cause of the black dye streaks down the sides of his face head, caused by the heavy rains. Abandon! Car The ensuing search covered radius of 15 miles in an area south southwest of Goldthwaite. Comer abandoned the car on the' side of the road near where was captured at noon Tuesday. "There was still some gas in the car but I guess he figured ht the had a better chance on Cockrun said. "We had checked the area where we found the car not several tunes Monday night" Cockrun said that when they Found the youth they were looking for the money and checks, and that they assumed had fled the area. "We were just going back to the road when we came upon a Cockrun said. The search, which centered See MANHUNT, Pg. 4-A, Col. t be- ly and he Castro Tightens Ties With Reds Large Oil Firms Named In Lawsuit LOS ANGELES civil ntitrust suit was filed by the ustice Department T u e s d a gainst Cities Service, Sinclair nd Richfield, three of the na- on's largest oil companies. The department said the sui ccuses Cities Service and Sin air of agreeing not to compel ilh Richfield or with each othe six Western regon, Washington, Idaho, Neva i and Arizona. Richfield agreed in return, as alleged, not to compete wit IB other two companies in thi est of the country. A department spokesman saic le action in U.S. Dist. Court asks e court to order the three com anies to stop allocating markets It asks further that Cities Serv e and Sinclair be directed to ell their Richfield stock holdings e spokesman said, and tha ties Service and Sinclair di ectors be required to resign from ichfield's board of directors. The suit named several direc rs' of all three companies. Also amed were two other companies Gas Fuel Co. of New ork, a subsidiary of Cities Serv e, and Sinclair Delaware Corp New York, a Sinclair subsidi ry. Directors named as defendants re: B. S. Watson, Cities Service oard chairman and a member o; e Richfield board. J. Ed Warren, Cities Service resident and member of Cities rvice and Richfield boards. H. L. O'Brien, Cities Service eneral counsel and a member the Cities Service and Rich- sld boards. Rainfall Heavy At Points in Area Scattered afternoon and evening In Brown County, the little com- .hundershowers are predicted for munity of Thrifty in the Lake P. C. Spencer, Sinclair boarc airman and Richfield board ember. E. L. Steiniger, Sinclair presi- nt and member of the Sinclair d Richfield boards. Steiniger said: "Sinclair has Id Richfield stock for over a arter of a century. The stock as acquired pursuant to a plan reorganization of Richfield with approval and consent of the deral court in Los Angeles." NO PROBLEMS AT LAKE SITE "Heavy rains on the Subbard Creek Lake water- shed Monday night and Tues- lay morning should prove to be no problem insofar as the possibility of flooding U. S. highway 180 is Austin Hancock, manager of rVest Central Texas Municipal Water.District, said Tuesday afternoon. Hancock explained that a 48-inch pipe that extends through the Hubbard Creek dam will take care of most any normal rainfall that will 'all on the watershed. He said he pipe will remain open until the water district is given per- mission to flood U. S. Highway IK right-of-way. WANTS TO GO HOME Mrs. Linda Moulton, four-foot six- inch mother of eight, pickets building in San Francisco hous- ing the U. S. Immigration Dept. Mrs. Moulton told reporters die has been trying to get back to Australia ever since she arriv- ed .in the U.S. in 1947 as a war bride. (AP Wirephoto) Prisoner Issue Not Mentioned KEY WEST, Fla. countries which included allies rf Minister Fidel Castro told a wild- y applauding crowd Tuesday light that Cuba never will break its ties with the Soviet Union. Castro, who reportedly post- poned a final conference with ne- jotiator James Donovan to make a televised address of nearly two lours, did TBot mention the nvasion prisoners whose release Donovan is seeking. The prime minister spoke at a welcome home rally for President Osvaldo Dorticos who attacked he United States Monday before he United Nations General As- sembly. Castro's declaration that his na- ion has no intention of leaving he Soviet bloc was a direct reply rYvers ofTtood" p the statement by U.S. United Nations delegate Adlai Stevenson hat "the maintenance of commu- ilsm in the Americas is not ne- gotiable." Castro said Stevenson "resem- iled a watch dog" during Dorti- the United States and this wai precisely what worried Steven- Castro said. "We have had to arm ourselves before the peril of Yankee aggres- Castro shouted. "We have taken certain very good measures to be they have worried the imperial- The time when Cuba could be invaded with impunity has passed, the prime minister said. "A Yankee invasion would ob- lige immense sacrifice from our said Castro. "Rivers of blood would be spilled. We will not renounce the support that could mean the averting of these He cited President Osvaldo Dor. ticos' U.N. statement that Cuba is ready to negotiate with the United States and demanded: "What was the answer? "That we break our bonds with cos' address, checking to Soviet Union. Never! How ar, which delegates were break bonds with the Cuban president. "The truths pronounced by our president received the applause oi Abilene and West Central Texas area points Wednesday after inches of rain since the first of lard hitting showers fell in a east four counties Tuesday. Most Abilene area points re- ceived only light traces of mois- ure. Heaviest hit area was Fisher Central Texas. Scattered after- !ounty. Sylvester received about noon and evening thundershowers 1.20 inches of rain which fell in about a half-hour period. Strong .50 inches of rain fell to the round. In Jones County, a total of 1.45 nches of rain fell between 2 and p.m. Tuesday at Hawley with ome hail and wind reported. No leavy damage was noted. Lue- ers reported .25 of an inch. The Truby community in Jones County reported 1.40 inches, which ell from around to 4 p.m. Rising Star reported another ard rain Tuesday after receiving .50 inches Monday. The southern lastland County town received wo inchs of rain shortly after unch Tuesday. Abilene received only a trace ot moisture Tuesday, with a week's otal of 1.45. Total moisture cived here so far this year is 4.47. Normal for the period 8.50. Brownwood area reported 7.50 the week. Other points in Brown County recorded 5 inches or more. The weatherman at Abilene's Municipal Ajrport promised more light rains Wednesday for West are predicted. Forecasters said that it will be wind was reported at Weinert and and humid Abilene ........Wednesday with temperatures be- tween 85 and 90 degrees. Low Wednesday night is expected to be around 70. our Castro's declaration touched off a demonstration which lasted for minutes. It finally was halted by band music which calmed thi crowds gathered in front of Ha- vana's presidential palace to wel- come Dorticos home from nil U.N. appearance. Before leaving New York Dor> ticos turned back questions about reports of the prisoners' imminent release with a "no comment." Responsible sources in Havana had said that only one final meet- ing between Castro and Donovan stood in the way of freedom for the prisoners taken in the abor- tive Cuban invasion in April 1961. The informants said Donovan al- ready had arranged for the pris- oners' air transportation to Miami. Relatives and friends of prisoners in Havana have ex- pressed confidence that agree- ment on the terms of the release las been reached and that only ormalities, such as the wording of the communique, remained to be worked out. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Week's Municipal Airport 1.45 LOHN Total for Year ..........24.47 LUEDERS Normal for Year DYESS AFB .............07 MERCURY ALBANY .................06MERKEL NEWS INDEX OkMmriM SICTION A Oil SICTION fte.te.TV tan TV Cento ANSON BAIRD BALLINGER BRECKENRL1GE BRADY BRONTE BROWNWOOD LAKE BROWNWOOD BUFFALO GAP BUFFALO CISCO CLYDE COLEMAN COLORADO CITY EASTLAND EDEN ELMDALE BULA HASKELL HAWLEY XNOX an .42 MILES 1.86 MOHAN .27 .....Trace PUTNAM ,........73 PEAR VALLEY 3.60 5.70 MUNDAY RISING STAR 3.08 to 4.00 ROBERT LEE SALT CREEK .40 SANTA ANNA 5.50 SAN ANGELO 2.50 STAMFORD 2.01 .25 2.00 3.00 .Tract ..Trace .50 .IS 3.50 2.00 4.50 2.2S 5.00 ..2.00 ..Tract .10TRUBY 1.75.TUSCOU 1.50JWESTBROOK 2.50 WEINERT WELMETH 1.40 WINGATE 1.45 WINTERS 2.20 7.50 .50 .U 1 JO 4.N 1.71 MMtl ;