Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1962, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 121 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 15, PAGES IN ONE SECTION Auociated Preu (IF) PAGE Item: The ballots tor Abi- lene's special city election Nov. 6 on the proposed new charter will be white, not green as or- iginally planned. The color switch was made over the week end on advice of City Attorney John Davidson who reported that the law says "white." From E. C. (Bud) Nott Jr., AHS Class of 50, University of Texas '54, to his parents, the E. C. Notts of 4225 South 6th, there comes a firsthand ac- count of the landing and recov- ery of Sigma 7, the space cap- sule which Cmdr. Walter Schirra rode to triumph. Bud is now Lt. Nott, Navy pilot now gunnery officer aboard the USS Kearsarge, the ship which fished the astronaut and his capsule out of the Pa- cific, It was quite a day, that Wed- nesday, Oct. 3, aboard the air- craft carrier which was part of the recovery team, Lt. Nott re- ports. The excitement started off with the "first the launch from Canaveral at "about 0116 our time" and the tension mounted as the Sigma 7 made its global laps. "About 1020 we heard that the capsule was to overshoot slightly, so the captain poured on the Lt. Nott relates. "Shortly thereafter we saw a Vapor trail as it started re-en- try, then a slight pause and the parachute opened. "It was off to our left, so we turned toward it and by the time it hit we were about two and a half miles away. The helicopters took off, dropped the swimmers next to the capsule and they put the floating gear around it. Shortly thereafter we were alongside it and our boat took a ropVout to the capsule and hooked on to it. We hauled it alongside, connected a crane to it and put it on deck. "After the capsule was secure on deck the escape hatch was blown off and shortly thereafter out came Schirra. He was most happy, as I'm sure you 'can guess." The Kearsarge was more than a bit happy itself, it seems. The carrier had ready a spe- cial cachet for letters its men might be writing that day. Stamped across the envelope from Lt. Nott is a drawing of a space capsule circled with the name of the carrier and with these proud words, "Ca- naveral to Kearsarge." A young lady and her parents on Abilene's southside are won- dering somewhat about the spelling marks she will get at Madison Junior High. They fear she didn't get off to a very good start. At registration she filled out the forms and gave them to the registering teacher. She noted name, age, parents' name, address and occupation. She wrote her dad's profession plain and clear "photog- raphyer." When classes started she found out. The nice teacher who had registered her is her spell- ing teacher. There is this West Texas couple bent on instilling culture in their offspring even if their boys are to be reared in this remote, savage wasteland. Ten- derly the boys are being taught taste and manners, are being reared amid the rituals of re- fined society. Some time back the family happened to travel out through western reaches and happened to be caught at lunchtime at Rankin. They stopped at a Rankin cafe. Mama made her choice and Papa made his. But the boys pondered the brief menu in dis- may. "Well, what do you the father nudged them. "There's nothing to one lad wailed. "They don't even have any vichyssoiscl" NEWS INDEX TV Sent SICTION A' 4 7- WOUNDED CUBAN This wounded man, identi- fied by immigration authorities as Corporal Miguel Cao Mendina, is one of two Cuban militiamen brought to Miami, Fla. hospital Sunday from the tiny island of Cay Say by a Coast Guard helicopter. The men told immigration officers their Cuban patrol boat was at- tacked and sunk by a larger vessel and they were rescued by the attacking vessel. (AP Wirephoto) 6 Cuban Raiders Brought to U.S. KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) Sixithe attack and taken by the raid- men identified by the Coast 'ne island of Cay Sal. News- s the raiders who carried out Friday night attack on a Cuban A HIM it IM Rf i Th 3AV xe 03 ands Involved In Brussels Rioting atrol boat were brought here unday night from a tiny British men were not view the attackers. The injured pair flown from the island by a U.S. Coast where they had taken that took efuge Miami. slx raiders _. from Cay Sal later They were preceded to t Guard boat 'nited States by two Cuban, mu_ _ lilitiamen who were wounded in1. The militiamen said their vessel ted China, ndia Beef Up Forces NEW DELHI, India (API-Red was sunk by the attackers and they were plucked from the water by the raiders. Immigration authorities identi- North Yemen Area Claimed By Royalists DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) loyalists fighting to reclaim Yemen for the ousted monarchy claimed control Sunday night oi he northern part of the little Mid- dle Eastern nation. But republi- an forces reported military vie- ories in the same area. Mecca radio, controlled by the laudi Arabian government, an- lounced that tribal warriors of Prince Saif Al Islam A] Hassan ad won control of northern emen. The radio quoted a communique rom Al Hassan's unidentified eadquarters as saying the repub- can garrison in mountainous Ra- eh had surrendered and that more tribes had rallied to the oyalists. "Egyptian officers of the rebel orces in the north fled in le communique said. However, the revolutionary-con- radio at Sana, Yemen's apital, said republican forces crushed Saudi and Jordanian in- asion troops in Sada" Yemen's najor northern town. It is 108 miles from Sana. There was no information to verify claims of either side. The United Arab Republic is supporting the Yemeni republic with troops and supplies. The roy- alists are backed by the monarch- ist countries o( Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Earlier, Hassan was quoted as, saying he was back on Yemeni' soil and has assumed the powers of Imam, or king. Hassan has claimed the throne since Sept. 26, when army rebels 20 Injured In Language, Race Dispute By JOHN SWAELENS BRUSSELS, Belgium (API- Thousands of Flemish and French speaking Walloons clashed in riots in downtown Brussels on Sunday in a new outbreak of the language and race rivalry which often has threatened Belgium's unity. The clashes broke out when to militant Dutch- speaking Flemish from northern Belgium swarmed into the capital to stage a protest march against what they called their "subjuga- tion" by the Walloons. Twenty persons were reported injured by sticks, staves and thunderflashes a kind of fire- cracker that can burn and the Belgian flag was booed. Fifteen were put in hospitals, but all except two were released aft- er treatment. Police arrested about 40 persons from both sides. In front of the stock exchange, the main battle scene, the pave- ment was covered with litter, in- cluding the furry remains of baby sign, gestures against French-speaking Walloons during clash in Brussels, Belgium Chicks. The rooster is the symbol Sunday. The Dutch-speaking Flemings, who make up about 60 per cent of the of the Walloons, and apparently population, claim their language is kept in a position of inferiority and that French many chicks had been trampled still dominate many areas of Belgian society and public life, especially in Brus- bv Flemings to demonstrate their sels. The Walloons, primarily a people of Celtic race, inhabit southern Belgium sonority. where French is the official language. Flemish is the official, language of north- ern Belgium. (AP Wirephoto via cable from London) '_____________ BELGIAN AGAINST BELGIAN A Flemish demonstrator, right, holding a as Sgt. Filibertoj headed by Col. Abdullah Sallal an- JFK Gets Report On Congo Dispute By JACK BELL NEW YORK (AP) President tied the two Suarez Lima, 40, Cpl. Miguel jnounced the slaying of Imam got a hopeful report Sun Cao Mendina, believed in his SOsJhammed Al-Badr, king for night on the Congo situation Suarez, who suffered a and the proclamation of alfrom United Nations Ambassador wound in the leg, asked for j republic. Hassan has been report-Udlai E. Stevenson, asylum in the United States. Cao.jed leading royalist tribesmen in Kennedy interrupted who was in serious condition with bullet wounds in the groin, could not be questioned. Edward Ahrcns, district immi- gration director, said indications "jwere the six had maimed the boat hina and India are beefing up eir military forces near the dis- which altacked the c b boat uted border area along India s ortheast frontier, informed surces said Sunday. Informants in Darjeeling, then took Suarez and Cao to Cay Sal. Whereabouts of their attack boat was not known, Ahrens said. Ahrens said the two militiamen a counteroffensive from Saudi Arabia and northern Yemen. paign to stir up voters in the con- gressional elections to fly from made on the Congo, Stevenson re- plied: "On the whole, yes. I think we have a high degree of solidarity in the Western Hemisphere on the Cuban problem." White House press secretary Pierre Salinger broke in in re- sponse to another question to say The official radios at to New York City for (he Saudi Arabia, and Amman, This represented an un expected leg on a five-state cam ACC Coed Badly Hurt Near Roby ROSY (RNS) An 18-year-old Abilene Christian College coed was critically injured in a one- car accident on a dirt road near Roby Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Merrill (Sandra Lane) Lewis of 3010 Wendwood, Abilene, superiority. The crowds pelted each other with rotten eggs and tomatoes, shouting insults and jeers. Authorities had called out gendarmes, reinforced by riot squads armed with tear gas and water trucks and helicopters, to control the demonstrators. j But the march across the city from the southern railway station had scarcely started btfore Wal- loon counterdemonstrators began hurling eggs, firecrackers, insults See BELGIANS, Pg. 3-A, Col. 1 dan, said Hassan issued a com- Plane Crash Kills Four munique announcing his return to paign tour. Yemen. ortheast India near the Himalay- tolci immigration officers they and n trouble spot, said 300 to ottler military men were on ucks carrying Red duty in an 18-foot boat oops and military supplies daily avd the 300 mile road from Friday night, off Varadero Beach, near Havana. iasa, the Tibetan capital, toi At about 10 p.m., the men said, sona, Red China's operations enter in southeastern Tibet. Sources in the Indian capital nd said India also was reinforc- g its positions. a much larger boat came closej and shot them up. Cao and Suarez were wounded, and the boat sank. nfirmed the Communist buildup The other two men were swim- ming to shore when last seen, Suarez said. Icy 0. Dobbins Df Rcscoe Dies ROSCOE Roy Otha Dobbins, longtime official of the Ros- je, Snyder and Pacific Railroad rid the Roscoe State Bank, died a.m. Sunday in Simmons cmorial Hospital at Sweetwa- He was born Aug. 4, 1891 at Ad ill, in Milam County, and mov- to Roscoe on Jan. 7, 1907 with is parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. M. Dobbins. He was married pt. 16. 1912, to Miss Mina But- r in Sweetwater. Mr. Dobbins had been a direc- r of the Roscoe State Bank for ore than 40 years and at the me of. his death was vice prcsi- nt of the bank, a position he d held since Jan. 9, 1940. He would have completed 90 -ars as a Mason on Oct. 23. was a member of the Roscoe ons Club, an honorary member the (ire department, a mem-, r of Woodmen of the World, a ember of the First Methodist lurch and a former city coun- member. Beginning his career with the SiP Railroad on Dec, 15. 1909, U. S. Highway 277 about a.m. Sunday. Billy Raymond Lawson, 29, a lineman for Caldwell Electric Co. in Big Spring, died at the scene of the accident, in which two of his companions were injured. In fair condition at Shannon Me- morial Hospital in San Angelo were J. F. Barnes, 22, and Jessie Lee Williamson, 20, who were also linemen for Caldwell Electric Co. Hospital authorities reported that both were under observation for possible concussions. he served as station Hcrmleigh until 1910, ROY OTHA DOBBINS services today clerk when was named general office clerk. From until 1918 he was audi- 8ee DOBBINS, t-A, Col. 1 Big Spring Man Killed In Accident BIG SPRING A Big Spring man was killed and two others injured in a one car accident 4.3 miles south of San Angelo way and Stevenson said he lUmr H m'lATIV Stevenson, who met Kennedy al New York's International Airport told reporters he was "more hope, fill than I have been in the past that we may come to some set- tlement in the Congo." The U.N. ambassador said that while the situation remains unset- tled and no one can determine what Katanga President Moise Tshombe may do, "I am hopeful that something constructive is coming out of present negotia tions." Kennedy and Stevenson rode in a caravan from the airport to a downtown hotel. They chatted on expected they would talk briefly in Kennedy's hotel suite. Stevenson said that as far as he was concerned there Was no emergency regarding the Congo. The U.N. ambassador said that Kennedy was very interested in developments there and also in getting his reaction to conversa- tions with Algeria's Premier Ah- med Ben Bella, who is scheduled to meet with the President in Washington on Monday. Stevenson said that he had had rather lengthy conversations with Ben Bella. The ambassador, how- ever, declined to say what course Patrolman James Nixon, who these conversations took. investigated the accident, report- tcr, Spring. Mary Franco of Big Stevenson said after his hotel ed that the driver of the vehicle conference with Kennedy that he had told the President that devel- opments of the past few days "are positive and helpful and give us some hope of a solution of the had not been determined. The auto overturned. No colli- sion was involved. Lawson's body was shipped by johnson Funeral Home of San An- gelo to Nalley Pickle Funeral Home in Big Spring where funeral arrangements arc pend- ing. Lawson wai born Nov. 15, 1932 in Big Spring, the son of Mr. and central Leopoldville government. Mrs. O.1 L. Lawson. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nannie Lawson of Big Spring; four brothers, Louis C. of Snydcr, Edward of Big Spring, Elbert of Oakland, Calif., and Un- over the Sovet-dominntcd Fidel wood of Oakland, Calif.; one sis- problems in the Congo." The U.N. ambassador indicated he expects Acting Secretary-Gen- eral U Thant will make a formal announcement shortly on what has been done to bring secession- ist Katanga back into line with the In response to questions Steven- son said that ho had reviewed not only the Congo problem, Imtjsix months m a Communist Jan others existing in the United Nn- tions, including the controversy brief visit to New York to see James B. Donovan, Democratic nominee for the Senate, who is attempting to negotiate the release of Cuban invasion listed in critical condition at Simmons Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater after the 1956 Fore car she was driving struck a dirt embankment on a country road 7 miles southwest of Roby about p.m. Highway Patrolman Walter Wood of Roby, said that Mrs. Lewis was alone in the car at the time of the accident. Wood said that Mr. and Mrs. Lewis had been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lewis, on their farm southwest of Roby, and she had started from the Lewis farm to another farm. A witness to the accident said that as she passed his farm house, she was shielding her eyes from the setting sun, which she was facing. Wood said that apparently she didn't see that she had come to a "T" intersection and continued straight ahead into the embankment. A hospital supervisor at Simmons Memorial Hospital said that Mrs. Lewis, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Lane of Sweet-water, received a broken right leg and possible head injuries. Fisher County Sheriff Bus Rol-lans assisted with the (AP) Four per isons, all military personnel froir lAmarillo Air Force Base, diet early Sunday in the crash of I rented airplane. The dead were identified by th( j State Department of Public Safetj as Marvin T. BeU, 27, the pilot Jack D. Eldridge, 19: James B Sullivan, 18, and Perry L. Cook 33. Hometowns were not immedi ately available. Investigators 'said the white am gold Mooney Mark 21 was reritec by four airmen, ranging in ages from 18 to 32, who took off from Amarillo municipal airport abou 11 p.m. That was the last heard from the aircraft until about 9 a.m. Sunday when the wreckage wai sighted in a plowed field abou1 two miles west and two miles south of Amarillo. Discovery of the wreckage was made by a Civil Air Patrol plan( piloted by Maj. Cecil Ingram oi Amarillo. Cutting torches had to be used :o take the bodies from the plane's smashed cabin. Ambulance attendants said all four persons aboard apparently died instantly. U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, l'K. 10-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 Clear to partly cloudy shies and continued hot Monday, rather cloudy and cooler Tuesday with the high Monday in the low 90's, high Tuesday in (ho 70's and the low Monday niKht about 70. NORTH CENTRAL, TEXAS Cloudy to clear Monday and Tuesday. High Alan-day 88-94. NORTHWEST TEXAS Fair Monday. Not as warm Panhandle Monday afternoon. Cloudy and Cooler Tuesday. High Mr-nday 80 northwest 95 .south. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Clear to cloudv and windy Monday and Tuesday. Cooler Monday night and Tuesday. High Monday 86-98. TEMPER ATURES Sun. a.m Sun. 75 76 78 Hish and low tor 24-hours ending 9 p.m.: 91 and 69. High and low same date last year: 73 and 51. Sunset last nifiht: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.0 Humidity at 9 p.m.: 53 per Two Who Help Eight BERLIN Two men who led East Germany three weeks ago returned to the Communist sector and led eight other refugees through tangled barbed wire ind deep water to safety in the West on Sunday. One of the four women in the group collapsed with emotion on reaching the West. She had East Others in The refugees withheld their names to prevent Red reprisals against friends and relatives. The exact route they took also was kept secret. Members of the group said the two men who escaped three weeks ago met in the Marienfelde refugee reception center in West Benin. After long discussions Escape During the day they met with three former colleagues, two girli and two married couples. AJ1 nine said they were willing to make the escape attempt. Under cover of darkness they made their way to the bonier, Intending to take the route through the wire cut by their two The guides, one of whom had sncnt six months In a Red jail for Castro government in Cuba. Asked if his report on Cuba were ai optimistic M that he was reunited Sunday. for nn earlier unsuccessful at- friends. "slandering" the regime, sternly tempt to join her parents who had On Saturday they swam a warned the others: "Whoever escaped to West Berlin shortly aft- stretch of water on the border, es his nerve, screams or anything, er the Reds began building their cut through the wire on the East we'll knock him unconscious CM wall 14 months ago. The family bank and made their way wpa rately to the house tt a friend. drag him with us. There'i one thing for us-to (ct throfe"