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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1962, Abilene, Texas Bdhqtr II Otey 14 taM 34'taM Bndy I dunk f Uriel 44 Saynov i 24 tell Ami tarn I II tup I CHUB I Wife I I etween Colorado City and Ster- ing City. Mitchell County Sheriff Lewis llaxton said "We have more wa- er than I ever remember seeing here." "The old Colorado River is as ligh as I have seen it and I've Snyder Minister Killed in Crash The Rfg. Walter A. Mitchell. 43, pastoif of the Snyder First Baptist was killed and his wife and 2-year-old daughter were seriously injured about p.m. Friday in a two car colli-. sion on rain slick Highway 36 15 miles south of Abilene. Mitchell died in the ambulance enroute to Hendrick Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Mitchell and her daughter, Mary Beth, still were being given emergency treatment at the hospital late Friday night. Mrs. Mitchell told assisting mo- torists following the grinding crash that the Mitchells were coming from Waco where their oldest son, Johnny, had just en- rolled in Baylor University. The assisting motorists, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gordon of Lubhock, said they had been following the Mitchell's 1959 white Impala Chevrolet about 10 miles when the car apparently went out of con- trol, skidded sideways in the road and collided with a 1957 Ford which was traveling south. John Wayne Burns, 20, driver! of the Ford, was admitted t o Rising Star Hospital where he was suffering from a broken col- lar bone and facial lacerations. Burns is from Star Route in Can- ton, Tex. REV. WALTER A. MITCHELL dies in crash A passenger in the Ford, Franklin Cox, 17, of Rising Star, was not injured in the crash. Gordon said that Mitchell, sit- ting on the right side of the front seat, was pinned in the car by the force of the impact. "I got him out and tried to do See CRASH, Pg. 12-A, Col. 3 C-Cily Youth Crushed By Huge Rock COLORADO CITY (BNS) Ronnie Rothwell, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Roth- well, was killed at 4-.30 p.m. Fri- day as he and other companions attempted to roll a rock into the emergency spillway at Lake Colorado City. Heavy rains and rushing spill- way waters had undermined heavy rocks along the edge of a high earth bank about 50 yards from its discharge into the Colo- rado River. According to Sheriff Lewis Clax- ton. Rothwell and several high school companions were pushing at the big rock, and as it plunged into the water 10 feet below Roth- well apparently lost his footing and fell with it. The rock rolled on top of him and pinned him half in and hall out of knee-deep water. Claxton said that the boy prob- ably died instantly. The boys called for help and several men on nearby State High- way 163 ran to help. Paul Little of Abilene, Texas Highway De- partment employe, and off-duty Colorado City Patrolman Selma See DROWNING, Pg. IO-A, Col. 3 Takes More Than Rain To Halt Jones Fair BY JIM EATON Reporter-News Staff Writer ANSON It takes more than a heavy rain to stop a fair, Anson folks proved here Friday. Although rain fell throughout the day, "the show did go on." The Jones County Fair Assn., .fair sponsor, said the program would continue Saturday according to schedule. In the livestock division, the sheep and swine were judged Friday. Also judged Friday were the women's, teen-age and junior div sions. A parade, in which the 10 nominees lor ol the fair participated, was held during the story, photo Pg. 11-B only event canceled was the outdoor musical show which was slated Friday night. Horses and rabbits will be judged Saturday morning beginning at 9. Judging ol the field crops is slated to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday afternoon the winners in dairy cattle willl be picked starting at The beef cattle and fat steer judging is slated to ttcgin at Coronation of the queen .was originally planned for an outdoor program -at the fair grounds' Saturday night. If rains continue, the program will be held in the Anson High School Auditorium. The event is scheduled for p.m. Anson FFA Chapter took top honors in the swine show. Chapter members Jerry Scott had the grand champion hoar and Billy Minsk the reserve hoar. The two reversed their standings in the gilts. DcBusk had the grand champion and Scott the reserve ani-mnl. Mnc Hale, another Anson FFA NEWS UCTtON A SMttl TV OkHMrin OH MWI SICTrON WMMM'I MWS MtMJtlt Cental RWIO.TV ton and reserve champion barrows. Results of Friday's livestock judging includes the following: SHEEF Southdown affect 1. It 2. Mike Cradduck, Anson FFA. Champion and reserve Mike Crad rule. Suffolks ewe lambs berry. Anson 4-H. Champion I.aVelle Spraberry. Hampshire ewe lambs 1. T. E. White Lucders: 2. Mike Jones, Stamford FFA 3. Eddie Vaughn, Luedcrs FFA. 4. Mik Jones. Hampshire ajell ewe -l.Eeen measured at Sweetwater during the fall of the past there days. Friday's rainfall totaled 1.50 n the afternoon and spotted show- ers covered Nolan County. Lake Sweetwater, mistakenly as rising 4 feet earlier, lad about a foot rise in the past three days. A substitute for the regular employe, who was on va- See WEATHER, Pg. 10-A, Col. 2 2.5 .89 1.72 .20 .40 1.0 1.2 .90 3.35 8.5 TR. 1.3 1.7 .02 1.2 1.50 .30 .25 ..7.0 .80 1.5 1.5 .50 1.1 .28 2.02 -10 .90 1.9 1.2 9.5 5.41 5.52 5.40 9.0 .700 2.50 8.5 10.5 7.2 7.2 3.50 3.2 6.2 4.30 6.92 6.9 .40 10.0 3.0 Related photos Pgs. 1-B WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU Map. File 4-A) Abilene and vicinity (radius 40 miles) cloudy and a little warmer Sat- urday with scattered thundersnowwrs Sat- urday afternoon becoming cloudy again Saturday nisht with scattered thunder- storms again Sunday. High Saturday mnd 90. low Saturday night 65. TEMPERATURES Frl. ITI. i TS 67 67 70 ft 71 74 78 and low for 24-hours ending 9 .m.: 81 and 66. High and low same dale last year: Sunset last night: sunrise today: :18; sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 27.90. Humidity at 98 per cent. GOOD FOR WADING The water was deep, and getting deeper, when J Burton of Snyder waded out Friday at the Bull Creek crossing on County Road 1610 just northwest of Lake J. B. Thomas. The strip of water was over 100 yards across and 30 inches deep. The water level rose three inches while Burton was wading. (Snyder RNS Photo) ._____________' Impact Decision Expected In Two-Three Weeks By DON TABOR Reporter-News Start Writer EASTLAND Calling a 42nd District Court jury's verdict up- holding Impact's incorporation a 'declaration of independence" from Abilene, attorney John Co- ifer of Austin said Friday that, Wilson attacking the validity of the jury "couldn't answer anyjthe small town's incorporation. TOWER, YARBOROUGH m an appeal before the East- and Court of Civil Appeals, Cofer aid "I was the most surprised man in there (the courtroom) Texans Agree To Get Tough 'as given. He said he was sur- rised because "I was told I ouldn't get a fair jury in Abi- ene on this question." The appeals court heard argu- ments from Cofer supporting Im- act, and from Abilene Attorney1 om Eplen and Atty. Gen. Will By NED CURRAN Reporter-News Capital Bureau WASHINGTON For a change Texas' two senators closed ranks ile and arm it for an invasion of the island 90 miles from Florida. Yarborough proposed a blockade to keep arms shipments Friday, agreeing on the need for out and Cuban aggression in. a U.S. get-touRh policy as tension over Cuba mounted in Washing- ton. Both Sens. John Tower and Ralph Yarborough. usually on op- posite sides of every question, 4 go called for positive steps in the there is no evidence of military face of the Castro arms buildup. Tower repeated his plan to rec- ognize a Cuban government-in-ex- "We are faced with a build-up on Cuba of Communist military might, including planes, missiles and missile-firing Yar- borough declared "I have been in- formed by the State Department strength in Cuba big enough fee CUBA, Pf. 10-A, Col. I JFK Asks Power to Call Reserve By GARDNER L. BRIDGE WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Kennedy, faced with what the White House termed a critical in- ternational situation, asked Con- gress on Friday for standby auth- ority to call Reservists to active duty. The President's request is like- ly to there be granted speedily, was no indication at Pentagon that any immediate call- up of Reservists or National Guardsmen Is planned. tion be taken to counter the Com- munist military buildup in Cuba. The White House did not limit the scope of Us request to the Cuban problem, however, but spoke of the "general internation- al situation." In a letter sending the proposed year ago." legislation to Congress, Kennedy said: "In my Judgment this re- Related story. 10-B Congress members of both par- ties have been growing daily more vocal in demanding that some ac- to permit prompt and effective re- sponses, as necessary, to chal- which may be presented in any part of the free world, and I hope that the Congress will give its prompt support for this author- isation, as it did so effectively a nedy's proposed new authority would limit the period of service to 12 months or less. The new authority would run from the time Congress adjourns now expected to be some time next month, until Feb. J8, which would be about two months after the next session begins. During that lime the secretary of men from the Reserves of service of ncwed authoriiatioo to necessary of all the armed forew, (ta- addition to placing ceiling of defense could extend the terms the Reservists lor II ther way." The court now has the case un- In presenting oral arguments der advisement. Court Clerk Homer Smith said after the hearing it will be at least two or three weeks before a ruling will be given. It could hen the district court verdict a ionger time, he added. He said this was partly due te the fact that Cofer did not sub- mit a written brief before the hearing, and will now have to submit one. The attorneys for the opponents of Impact also will See IMPACT, Pg. 10-A, Col. In Sunday's Edition of All About the Big '62 West Texas Fair The West Texas Fair opens its gates Monday morning on the biggest show in the fair's history. Sunday's edition tells about the things you con expect to see the livestock, horses, sheep, goats, swine, rabbits the free enter- tainment the exhibits big midway all these and more plus the men and women who are responsible. Saturday Football and Othtr Late Sports 4. ;