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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 135 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY wu "OBER 29, PAGES IN ONE SECTION Associated Prta (ff) __ _ _--------------- ___ rreu S96 V Reds Offer ttf nip Home Missiles PAGE ONE A Houston Post reporter trav- eling the political trail, Neil Ad- dington, quotes a remark by an Amarillo shineboy which might summarize the attitude of many voters at this moment. "Don't the fellow said as he slapped the reporter's shoetoes with his ihinsrag, "run for governor." "But everybody fighU a war." Predictions of victory fill the air, as predictions of victory do when an election approaches. But the predictions of the vote turnout Nov. 6 are less pat. They come clustered about with And the "if's" all con- cern the international crisis. Under normal circumstances Taylor County's vote is predict- ably erratic. If there are hot races, the voters vote. If con- tests are drab the vote is small. Except for one big exception, the county votes heavier in the Democratic primaries than it does in the November general elections. Here's how the primary vote has been in recent years: July, 1958 (last of the July primaries) Democrats voted and M went to the shirt- tail GOP primary. May, when there was no GOP primary, voted in the Demo contests. May, 1962 a record turn- out, in the Demo pri- mary and in the GOP. (But only voted in the Demo runoff last June 3.) In the November voting the turnout has depended on wheth- er it is a presidential year or an "off" year such as this one of 1962. The November turnout in re- cent years: In 1958, the second Eisenhow- er Stevenson contest, voted. In 1958, the last "off" gen- eral election year, a measly In 1960, when the Nixon-Lodge ticket was pitted with the Kennedy-Johnson ticket, an all- time record for any ballot day, (The vote was so heavy, if you remember, the tabulators were swamped and it was well into the next day before the local outcome was known.) MMfflttimMMMmi JFK Accepts Soviet Plans To Withdraw WASHINGTON (AP) President Kennedy accept- ed with praise Sunday Pre- mier Khrushchev's offer to dismantle Soviet missile bases in Cuba and return their nuclear rockets to Russia. He said it made possible for both nations to "step back from danger." But the President under- scored that the U.N. verifi- cation of such rocket re- Khrushchev agreed to in his nust be carried out in de- tail. And Kennedy moved quickly to implement such inspection. Both leaders spoke, too, of mov- ing from the Cuban crisis to wider questions of world disarmament- Kennedy making clear this could CLOSE LOOK AT MISSILE BASE This is a low come only after a Cuban solution level photograph, made Oct. 23, of the medium range satisfactory to the United States, ballistic missile site under construction in the San 'The historic exchange of letters Cristobal area of Cuba. It was released Sunday in Washington by the Defense Department. Camouflage [THEODOLITE STATION SHEiTIt TENTS Cuban Rocket Work Stopped By GEORGE SYVERTSEN MOSCOW (AP) Premier Khrushchev announced Sunday he has ordered Soviet officers in Cuba to stop work on rocket bases there and crate up their and ship them home. To the surprise of Washington's Pentagon officials he also announced a previous order had gone out to; quit working on the bases. Only Saturday construction of the bases was reported proceeding full blast. So there may be no doubt of the- liquidation of the bases, Khrush- chev said he was ready to agree "that representatives of the U.N. j may verify the dismantling ol also called to end the It's a cinch the general elec- tion vote next week won't match that 1960 presidential year vote. Only around Taylor Countians have paid their poll taxes or got exemptions and are thus qualified to vote. On the other hand, it appears cinch the turnout next week will be greater than it was the last "off" year, 1958, when only voted. Back in '58 the nearest thing to interesting statewide party races were the poorly-matched contests between Price Daniel and Edwin Mayer for governor and between Ralph Yarborough and Roy Whittenburg for U. S. Senate. This year the state races are cpirited. This year Abilene vot- ers have an added attraction, a special election along with the general one on a proposed new city charter. The two local party chairmen were pressed for Nov. C vote estimates. They made some not very firm guesses: GOP Phil Bridget, from 13.500 to 15.000; Democrat Tom Webb, around But all that is "If." At the moment voter attention tends to be on Moscow, Washington, Cuba and fall-out shelters. between the leaders of the West and the East stirred elation tempered by and allied capitals around the worl And in every quarter of the globi almost audible sighs of reli arose from millions who hav lived for seven tense days in fea of a dash of the world's military giants. If Khrushchev moves quickly tt match deeds to his words, seemed clear this would end th crisis that brought the two grea nations to the verge of armed conflict that could have triggerec World War III with all its threa of nuclear catastrophe. But pending solid evidence tha the Soviet leader means what h says this time, the United States did not slacken the pace of its military buildup, relax its nava quarantine against further offen sive arms shipments to Cuba nor cease the aerial surveillanc needed to tell whether the Cuban >ases stop threatening this tion's security. More than Air Force Re- servists, mostly in units used to airlift troops for combat, were pu on active duty almost slmultan eously with Khrushchev's an nouncement of the missile with drawal orders. As did Khrushchev, Kennedy recognized In his letter that the Cuban confrontation, perilous as it is, constitutes only one aspect of the West-East problem. He agreed with the Soviet premier that the whole question of disarm ament and an easing of world ten. sions needs examination. WEATHER fS: ffiS: S" tew SWVMI lilt nlllll: nuirtK lodly: nutM tiSilil: Bmnwhr .t p.m.i HmMMr (t I M per cat WHERE IT RAINED netting covers 10 trucks at two separate locations. Cabling connects the canvas-covered missile erector to a control van, not shown. (Defense Department Photo via AP Wirephoto) TO SOLVE CRISIS ABILENE Municipal Airport .81 1.10 Total for Year ..........25.29 Normal for Year .3530 N. 9th 518 E.N. 23rd 682 E.N. ]5th DYESS AFB ASPERMONT BALLINGER BLACKWELL (Edge of Blackwell) BRECKENRIDGE 1.10 .95 1.26 .62 1.07 1.50 .75 BUFFALO GAP ..........70 :isco CLYDE COLEMAN EASTLAND 1.80 1.00 1.10 1.60 2.30 80 GOREE HAWLEY KNOX CITY 2.01 LAWN LORAINE LUEDERS MERKEL MUNDAY PUTNAM RANGER RISING STAR 2.30 ROTAN ROSCOE RULE SWEETWATER SYLVESTER TUSCOLA WESTBROOK WINTERS 1.65 1.25 .6C .6 2.4 .9C 1.50 .6C 1.60 1.6C 1.1 .80 1.6C 1.40 2.00 Rainfall Heavy Over Wide Area Widespread rains, accompaniei by lightning and hail in at leas ne community, splattered po ons of West Central Texas laU Saturday and early Sunday. Munday in Knox County record ed the highest rain in the area nth 2.45 inches in the weekenc bowers. Rising Star in Eastland County and Goree in Knox County eaci 2.30 inches in the down our. Knox City received 2.01 inches ind Winters in Runnels County recorded a 2-inch rain. At Loraine, which received 1.25 ches, some water pumps were ruck by lightning and several telephones were knocked out tern porarily. However, officials there said no major damage was report ed. Eastland, with 1.60 inches for weekend rain, reported winds p to 58 miles per hour during a teavy storm between 7 am m. Sunday, according to the exas Electric Co. wind gauge. AT SHREVEPORT Islands Shilltd TAIPEI. Formosa nete Communist batteries shelled the Nationalist-held offshore is- of Quemoy and Matsu Sat- urday night, the de- feme ministry reported Sunday. NEWS INDEX MCTMN A TVIeM Men M (Me, Pp. T, M, 1IA Abilene Native Killed in Race Michael Miller Newman, totter son of Milton Newman of (11 Vine, was killed Sunday after- noon during the finals of motor- chine in attempting to avoid the cycle races at the Louisiana State fair In Shreveport. La. Bob Baufji, announcer at the race track, said Newman was killed when he lost control of Ms machine and Ml on the track. Tne chin strap on his helmet broke, allowing the helmet to roll and Newman was struck by a motorcycle ridden by Karl Veatch of Houston. Veatch lost control of his ma- fMlen rider but escaped injury and managed to pull Newman from the track before other rid- ers approached. Newman, a native of Abilene, was running In second place In the race, final event on a (our- let NATIVE, Pg. Cel. 1 Light hail hit the Lawn area, with 1.85 inches of rain falling. Abilene received .81 inches oi ain during the early morning rains, bringing the total of the year to 25.29 mois- ture is 19.98. Several portions of the city reported an inch of rain or more. The weatherman did not fore- cast rain for the West Central Texas area Monday, but said that the temperatures would be cool and he predicted fair skies. Tuesday's temperatures are ex- pected to rise slightiy to a pre- dicted high of to 80. U Thant Plans To Visit Cuba By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP Acting Secretary-General I Thant said Sunday he will go t Cuba at Prime Minister Fide Castro's invitation to seek a solu tion of the Cuban crisis. A U.N spokesman said Thant expects to leave Tuesday. Radio Moscow's report tha' Premier Khrushchev had agreec to dismantle missile bases in Cuba under U.N. inspection sent Than into a new series of conferences But Thant made no public state- ment on the dismantling order and a U.S. source said "we still have no information that the mis- sile bases are coming down." Adlai E. Stevenson, chief U.S. delegate, conferred twice with Iwnt. One topic reportedly was Thant's Cuban trip and how the Jnited Nations might carry out nspection of the missile with- drawal. Stevenson himself said Thant was "ready for all eventualities" hat might ariss from Khrush- hev's announcement. There was 10 comment from the U.S. dele- gation on Thant's accepting Cas- ro's invitation. Thant also met during the day with Soviet Deputy Foreign Min- ster Valerian A. Zorin and Am- bassador Mahmoud Riad of the tailed Arab Republic delegation, key member of a nonaligncd group that had sought Thant's in- ervention last week. Soviet First Deputy Foreign Minister Vassily V. Kuznetsov ar- ived in New York Sunday night to take part in Cuban crisis talks. He told newsmen "good will and a reasonable approach" can achieve peace. Castro agreed Saturday to Thant's request to halt work on missile bases in Cuba if the U.S. arms quarantine is lifted. The prime minister invited Thant to Cuba for discussion but insisted See U THANT, Pg. 10-A, Col. 4 these means." He upon the President blockade of Cuba. All this was in a letter to Pres- ident Kennedy that was read twice in its entirety by a Moscow ra- dio announcer. A copy, it was said, went to U Thant, acting sec- retary-general of the United Na- tions. (President Kennedy welcomed Khrushchev's decision and said it was a "statemanlike" contribu- tion to peace.) Khrushchev did not mention his Saturday proposal of a "Cuba for Turkey" swap involving liquida- tion of NATO rocket bases in Turkey. But he snapped up the Presi dent's suggestion that relation between the NATO alliance an viet people "are not divesting ourselves of the responsibility of granting help to the Cuban people" and said violations of Cuban air space could havi "dangerous consequences." He indicated Moscow was con- cerned about any harm befalling See CUBA, Pg. 10-A, Col. 3 "An even more dangerous" in- stance occurred only Sunday, he said, plane when a flew over reconnaissance the Chukotski Peninsula, the Soviet territory nearest Alaska. He asked thai Venezuelan Blast Blamed an Reds CARACAS, Venezuela laboteurs blew up four oil com- >any power stations in Lake ilaracaibo early Sunday, knock- ng out a sixth of the oil produc- ion of the world's leading oil ex- porter country. Authorities seized wo suspects and blamed the jombings on Communists. The blasts destroyed transform- er stations of the American-con- rolled Creole Petroleum Corp., a subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Story on terrorist campaign, Pg. 10-A Jersey. A Creole spokesman sai3 the entire Tijuana oil field in the lake was rendered inoperable. Unofficial sources said Sunday W.LCroflon, Pioneer Area Farmer. Dies OVALO -W. L. (Bud) Crofton, 87, pioneer Taylor County farmer, died at a.m. Sunday at his home north of Ovalo following an illness of six months. Mr. Crofton was born Nov. 16, 1875 in Washington County and moved to Taylor County in 1890. He had lived on his present farm since 1898. He had actively operated the farm until his illness. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ovalo. He was married Dec. 15, 1927 in Ballinger to the former Rhodis "ranford. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Mon- day at the Ovalo Baptist Church with the Rev. R. F. Cole, former >astor, officiating, assisted by the lev, p. C. Goza, pastor. Buria! will be in McBee Ceme- ery under direction of Fry Fu- neral Home of Tuscola. The body will lie in state at the family lome until service time. Survivors are his wife, three laughters, Mrs. Easter Meadar of Elgin, Mrs. Eunice Grim of Tus- cola and Mrs. Jane Nichols of Sweetwater, a sister, Miss Ada Crofton of Abilene, seven grand- night that it may take as long as children and 12 great-grandchil- three months to get the fields dren- back into full operation. Mean- _ Pallbearers will be K. C. Rober- while, the R- J- Homer Lan- ders, H. L. Riddle, John Dodson, George Smith and Price Self. Ser BLAST, Pg. 10-A, Col. 1 1 Killed, 3 Hurt In Snyder Crash SNYDER-Mrs. Roy Lee War- lacerations of the face and head. 77, of Knott Route, Big Spring, was killed and two other fractured ribs and other injuries. tenons received serious injuries n a two car accident 8V4 miles east of Snyder on U. S. Highway n at 8 p.m. Sunday. Injured were Mr. Warren, 16, and Johnny Harrol Garner, 25, of Midland. Investigating were told >y witnesses the Warren car was travelling west and the Garner a broken cheek bone, multiple Joe Price, a driver for Canyon Trucking Co. in Snyder, witnessed the accident and informed his home office via two-way radio. Two other witnesses were William Masters, who lives near the scene of the accident, and Bill Easter- ling of Coahoma. Price told officers both the ve- ar was golnc east when they col- ided almost head-on. Both ve- were heavily damaged on their right front quarters. Officers said they were unable to find any skid marks at the scene. Mr. Warren was In surgery Me Sunday night. received a dis- located hip and severe head lacer- ation. Omar i the accident. Mrs. Warren was dead on ar- rival at Cogdell Memorial Hos- pital. She was taken to Bolger funeral Home where funeral ar- rangements are pending. MrTr uwTi V SNYDER CRASH KILLS ONE Highway Patrolman Wendell ouily injured roileaeait of Snyder Sunday night. (Snyder RNS Photo) nilea ;