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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1962, Abilene, Texas LATEST SPORTS "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO llOO 5 la 03 SATURDAY 3 STAR SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 77 ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY iR 1, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Auoeitttd ASSOCIATION OF BRASS Two members of the 36th Division Assn. chat in- formally at the organization's 37th annual reunion in Abilene Friday night. Tak- ing a few minutes out for talk are, from left, Brig. Gen. Ralph M. Krieger of Abi- lene assistant (NG) division commander, and Judge Frank G. McDonald of the 10th Court of Civil Appeals, Waco. Judge McDonald, a full colonel, currently is deputy brigade commander of the 36th Div. (Staff Photo by Charles Richardson) Old Soldiers' Friendships Really Never Fade Away A famous American general once had something to say about "old soldiers never die. Members of the 36th Division Assn., attending the unit's 37th annual reunion in Abilene, ap- parently were demonstrating Fri- day on the eve of the two-day event that "old-soldiers' wartime friendships never really die or fade away." Warm handshakes and big grins were the order of the day as registration began Friday aft- Related story, photo, Pg. 4-A ernoon at the Hotel Windsor. Officials early Friday evening said about 100 association mem- bers and 75 wives had registered. About 400 persons are expected to attend the annual reunion. A full slate of activities is on tap for association members and their wives Saturday. 'I wanted to meet my friends again. one former mem- ber of the famous 36th Infantry AT AGE OF 103 Colemon's Oldest Resident Dies COLEMAN 'RNS) Sam H Gilliland, 103, the oldest citizen of Coleman County, died Thursday at Holiday Hill Home for Senior Citizens, where he had made his home for several years. Born Dec. 19, 1858, he would have been 104 years old in a little more than four months Besides being the oldest citizen of Coleman County, he was the oldest Mason in Texas in point of membership in the lodge, and the 15th in the United States, accord ing to the Mason Service Assn of Washington, D. C. He also was the oldest ex-student of Add-Ran College (now Texas Christian Uni Funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Colcman's First Chris tian Church, with the Uev. Claud Weingland, pastor, officiating Burial will be in Coleman City Cemetery under direction of Ste- vens Funeral Home. Masonic graveside vitcs will be conducted at the cemetery. J Samuel Houston "Uncle Sam" Gilliland was named for Gen. Sam Houston, first president of; the Republic of Texas, who was a neighbor and a close personal friend of Houston's grandfather, Eli Gilliland, in Tennessee, Mr. Gilliland was born in Wash- ington County, Tex., son of Haynic and Sarah Jane Gilliland. His mother dicil when he was 2 years old and his father joined the Con- federate army at the outbreak of the Civil War. He died in service in 1864. An orphan. Mr. Gilliland was reared by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W B. McClellan. Mr. Gilliland came to Trickham In Coleman County in 1H88. NEWS INDEX HCTWN A Svwtt Oil MM.......... SICTION Oimch MWI....... 5-1 10 11 toil 11 11 12 SAM H. GILLILAND funeral today As a young man he worked as a cowhand, and in 1892 he became an office holder in the county. He was first public weigher, an office long since abolished. He next was county treasurer, then tax assessor and later tax col lector. He served in the various county offices for some 20 years after which he worked in different offices until his hearing became defective and he retired to return to farming and ranching. Mr. Gilliland claimed to have been a Texas Ranger "for a day.1 He said he joined the Rangers al the age of 16, but was "retired' by the commanding officer when the commander learned of his age. He married Linnit Rawlins in 1891. They had seven children, She died in 1948. II has been said of him that he attended more services in the Christian Church, the church to which'he had belonged since early youth, and more Democratic ral lies than any other man in Texas. Survivors include three daugh- ters. Mrs. Ray G. Strong of San Antonio, Mrs. Isaac F. Roebuck of Graham and Blanche Gillilam of Dnllas; one son, John Haynle Gillilnnd of Dccatur, III; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grand children. Division said shortly before reg- istering. Army Maj. Floyd L. Vaden of Richards-Gebaur AFB, Mo., near Kansas City, who served with the division during World War II, perhaps summarized the feelings of the scores of others who launched into discussions "of the old days." Today's schedule calls for reg- tration beginning at 8 a.m., con- nuing through 8 p.m., on the 'indsor Hotel's mezzainc. Zerk 0. Robertson and Pete reen, genera! arrangements co- lairmen, said a major highlight the day will be the world pre- iere showing of "The Gallant based on activities of the 6th Division during turbulent War II days. Time of the lowing will be at 4 p.m in the allroom of the headquarters ho- :1. Actors Robert McQuecney and ,'illinm Reynolds are to be on and for the showing. Other highlights Saturday will nclude various committee re- lorts, a tribute to the division nd election of new officers. The association and its auxili- ry will convene in the Capri loom for a noon luncheon. Evening highlights will include n 8 o'clock dinner and the or- anization's Grand Ball beginning t 9 p.m. in the Windsor's Ball- oom. The estimated 400 persons ex- ected to attend the reunion will find up their two-day session in Sunday with a coffee hour i begin at a.m. and an 11 m. memorial service. Officers of the organization are ohn J. Garner, president; F. H. IcFarland, secretary-treasurer; Vilburn J. Graham, Vernon M. colt, William J. Klaus, Gaston toward, George Shawn, and Bar- est A. Uptmore, all vice presi- ents; Marion P. Bowdcn and :ar! L. Phinney, directors at arge. U.S. Navy Airplane Fired at Near Cuba records as "contumacious con- duct." Kefauver is cnairman of the subcommittee which is investigat- ing pricing practices in the steel industry. The balking steel offi- cials contend the records are trade secrets which would dam- age them competitively if made public. 9 Top Steel Leaders May Face Charges WASHINGTON (API-Contempt of Congress proceedings were started against nine top steel ex- ecutives Friday because they de- 'ied a Senate subcommittee's de- mand for their companies' pro- duction cost records. The Senate Antitrust subcom- mittee voted 5-2 to recommend that contempt citations, carrying possible jail terms as well :ines, be issued against these 'our companies and their top of- ficials: Bethlehem Steel B. Homer, chairman and chief ex- ecutive officer: Edmund Martin, president, and Frank R. Brugler, comptroller. Republic Steel Patton, president, and George il. Feiel, vice president and comptroller. National Steel E. Millsop. chairman of the board and George Stinson, secretary. Armco Steel T. Johnston, president, and D. E. Reichelderfer, vice president 'inance. The subcommittee acted to send its reco'r8rneh_datioh to the" 'fiitt Judiciary Committee after Sen. Estes Kefauver, D-Tenn., de- nounced the steel men's refusal The U.S. Treasury Department to appear with ,tfte subpoenaed started looking for a couple of uncashed 1960 Social Security checks in West Texas, and there- by hang two tales. A Breckenridge woman had one of them, among a total of 43 un- cashed checks totaling about 970 and dating back to 1958. A Sweetwater woman had the other, one of about 20 she keeps in a cigar box. When she needs WASHINGTON (AP) A U.S. Navy plane flying over the high seas near Cuba was fired on Thursday by two small naval craft, the White House announced Friday. It warned that any such attacks in the future will be met jy return fire. "All means the White House statement said, will be employed by U.S. aircraft or ships involved in any such inci- dents from now on. That means they have been or- dered to fire back if fired upon. The statement said the attack- UNCASHED CHECKS H. L. Weatherly, field rep- resentative for Social Security, holds 43 checks re- ceived over the years by a Breckenridge woman and which she has not cashed. The uncashed checks total about and date back to 1958. (Staff Photo) Check on Checks Reveals'Hoards' Twister Reported On Lake Thomas An unconfirmed tornado toucheU Campers down at dusk on Lake 20 miles southwest of Snyder, Fn- was demolisned. There day during a heavy thunderstorm were no jnjurjes. the area scattered as turbulent weather visited the area for the second, consecutive night. No damage was reported. Russell Jones, manager of Lake Thomas cabins, said a front came in with gusts of wind up to about 45 miles per hour at about p.m. At p.m. the alleged torna- do dipped down. "It came down Snyder had nearly two inches of rain, with a 2.70 downpour re- corded near Knapp, about four miles northeast of Lake Thomas. General rains swept through the area, with light to moderate mois- ture still falling at press time. Shannon Teal U. S. Weather Bureau meteorologist, reported showers fell in all directions from some money, she plucks one off he top of the stack and cashes it But first to Breckenridge. R. R. Tuley, manager of the Abilene Social Security office, as- signed Field Representative H. L. Veatherly to go hunting for the first check at the Stephens County seat. Some years ago a Breckenridge voman was left a widow with hree children, plus a fourth who ived in Louisiana and who was her husband's son by a former marriage. She began drawing the Social Security benefits to which she was entitled as a widow, and got an- other check for support of the de- pendent children living with her. In 1958 she remarried. She fail- ed to notify Social Security anc ier widow's checks kept coming. "But she just saved them all, not cashed, because she doublet hat she still was entitled to Tuley related. She had saved all the checks since July of 1958. Weatherly sale she seemed relieved that he had come and gathered up the checks into Bull Creek Channel at Late Abilene Friday night. Teal said Thomas, scooped down and pick-1143 inches Of rain fanen here cd up water, creating a water spout about 100 to 150 teet in the Jones said. The twister moved ot( the lake southeasterly direction and by midnight. Some wina accompanied the rain, with gusts up to 35 mph, Teal said Elsewhere in the area. West- Jones said it. passed over him. hl.ook 8 of an inch of rajn It's A Big Sunday in We Visit CROSS PLAINS Travel down highway 36 for a spell and you come to the city of Cross Plains, even now the cross roads of a vast West Texas area. Norman Fisher visits with the friendly folks at Cross Plains in a Sunday feature. District 6-A Football Sports Writer Ken Estes reviews the coming football season for District 6-A Coahoma, Merkel, Roscoe, Rotan, Jim Ned, Wylie. Just a part of Sunday's big sports section. if Fall Brides The cover page of the Women's Section will pic- ture brides whose weddings are events of this weekend. Regular Features, Latest Sports and blowing dust. It was still raining at p.m. Friday. Truscott in Knox County record, cd 2.40 inches of rain and Ben jamin in the same county had 1.20 See WEATHER, Pg. 4-A, Col. 3 WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport 1.45 Total for Year ............17.90 Normal for Year..........14.99 DYESS AFB 1.29 BAIRD.......................12 BENJAMIN 1.20 BRECKENUIDGE CISCO COLORADO CITY ........60 EASTUND Tr. GOREE .55 HERMLEIGH 1.20 KNOX CITY LOUAINE MUNDAY RANGER Tr. ROSCOK ...................30 SWEETWATER .............10 TRUSCOTT Z.40 TUSCOLA ...............10 WESTBROOK............... WINGATE Why the Treasury Departmen) never sent a tracer on the 195i and 1959 checks Tuley does not mow. The Abilene Social Security of- :ice is inventorying the 43 checks and returning them to the ury for cancellation. But she will get back another check for a large sum due for ben- efits that would have been paid for he children had she stopped the widow's compensation. "The reason for Tuley said, "is that they were drawing the maximum that can go to any Future Flights To Return Fire ing vessels were "believed to be Cuban." It said they opened up on the unarmed Navy plane with ma- chine guns, but that the plane was not hit and that none of the three Reservists manning it were in- jured. The plane was said to have been on a routine training mission out of Florida. The Swiss Embassy in Havana was asked to tell officials of Prime Minister Fidel Castro's Communist regime what can be expected in the way of retalia- tion in the event of any such in- cident in the future. The Swiss look out for U.S. in- terests in Cuba, with which this country has'broken diplomatic re lations. Members of Congress quickly applauded the order to return fire in any such future attacks. The incident came at a time of heightened tension between the United States and its island neigh- bor less than 100 miles off the Florida coast. This has stemmed in part from the reported growing influx into Cuba of Communist-bloc techni- cians and described by some members of Congress and Cuban exiles as soldiers. President Kennedy told his news conference Wednesday that "we have no evidence of troops" being imported by Cuba from behind the Iron Curtain. He also said, "I am not for in- vading Cuba at this time." He added immediately: "No I don't the words do not have some secondary meaning. I think it would be a mistake to invade Cuba." Bt't the President made it clear the United States is watching de- velopments in that Communist na- tion, with close attention and "would oppose a foreign power extending its power to the West- ern Hemisphere." On Havana's part, the Castro government has been issuing com- muniques by the dozen charging violations of Cuban air space by U.S. planes. Presumably the response to the U.S. announcement will be a claim that the Navy plane en- croached on Cuban air space. The plane was a twin-engine an- tisubmarine tracking plane, which the Navy designates the S2F The craft has a range of about 700 miles. It carries no guns, but can tote bombs and depth charg- s. Its search equipment includes radar for spotting ships on the surface and magnetic detection gear which is used for pinpointing the location of a submerged sub- Rolan Okays Wafer Bonds ROTAN (RNS) Rotan area Friday night in a package- deal election gave approval to s tax and revenue bond is- ue and authorized the city to sign a contract with the Rotan Mu- nicipal Water Authority to pur- base water. The Rotan voters approved the ontracting by a 431 to 22 vote, while the voters in the Municipal Water Authority district approved he bond issue by a vote WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, I'g. 3-At ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius 40 Miles) Cloudy to partly cloudy and cool Saturday, Saturday night and Sun- lay with chance for scattered showers Jaturday. High Saturday 85, low Satur- day night 65, hieh Sunday 85 to 90. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy widely scattered thundershowers VarJOUS places all Over the Saturday and Sunday. Cooler Saturday. r High Saturday 85-95. NORTHWEST TEXAS Clear to part- ly cloudy widely scattered thundershow- ers Saturday and Sunday. A little warnv cooler extreme southeast rday andle, er Panh, Saturday, High Saturday 83-95. SOUTHWEST TEXAS Considerable cloudiness with scattered thundershowers through Sunday. Not quite so hot with a few thundershowers north Saturday. HUb Frl. i.n. H TO 80 78 S 85 89 High" and low lor 24-lioiiri' inilinl 75 one family. If she had not been See CHECKS, Pg. 4-A. Col. 5 iml'tow UKM Humidity 9 p.m. 82 ctnl. f 446 to 27. The bond issue will provide a 12-inch line from the treatment plant at Snyder to the city water arm at Camp Springs, and one line, which will supplement he existing 6-inch line, to bring water from the farm to Rotan. The city of Snyder agreed to sell treated water to the Authority months ago. Reporter-News Business Office Closed Monday, Labor Day... Regular morning and evening editions will be published Monday as usual but the busi- ness office will closed. Soviets Said to Hove Failed In Attempted Venus Probe WASHINGTON (AP) The Soviet Union tried to launch a Venus space probe last Saturday but the shot failed and three pieces of the payload are orbiting the earth, informed sources laid Friday night. The attempted launching, the Administration, declined com- ment. However, after first reports had been carried on news wires, a NASA spokesman said: "That conforms with the information we have." -w GQV WIQ UW lUUlill sources Mid, came some 48 hours symposium on Space Technology .._. .t. c...-------------arid Scicort that the Soviet Union was not planning a shot toward Venus but might make one to- ward Man. before the United success- fully shot Mariner Venus. toward The sources who discovered the Soviet shot asked that they not be identified. James E. Webb, director of the National Aeronautics and Spjcc In Tokyo Thursday, a leading Soviet scientist, Prof. Leonid Se- dov, told the fourth Internationa) firmation in Moscow of the Wash- ington report that the Russian! had tried a space probe to Venui and had failed. No mention of the Washington report was carried on Soviet MWI wires immediately. The Soviet Union usually clalmi 100 per cent on space experiments. Theft M8 been no announcement Mm cow last weeli on an shot toward Venus. The Soviet Union hli newr ara wars. At that time Sedov said none iiounced spaa iihot to always waiting of the Soviet failed, always waiting tuU IIICUi There was no available cwiiMkini ;