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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1962, Abilene, Texas Ifctttne "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT J 82ND YEAR. NO. 88 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNH PAGE ONE Five boys, names, ages and hometowns unknown, got free rides and a couple of bucks spending money apiece Tuesday at the West Texas Fair. But before they did, they had given Fair officials a new ap- preciation of this younger gene- ration. A couple of the boys, of about junior high school caliber, came wandering into the Fair office late Tuesday morning and hap- pened onto Ivo Woosley, chair- man of the carnival ticket sell- ers and takers, and Winnie Lu Bounds and Mildred Smith, Chamber of Commerce and Fair workers. "Say, we found somebody's the two, representing the five, reported. It's fulla money, the boys said. Fair officials looked. It was. Identification in it showed it belonged to Buster Lee Brown, manager of Bill Hames Carnival which plays the Fair. Woosley took the boys in tow and went in search of Brown. No, he hadn't lost anything, he reported at first. "My, gosh, my he feeling of his empty hip pocket. The kids got the free rides and some cash for hamburgers and popcorn. Brown got his money back, the Fair workers got a warm glow of appreciation for the boys' honesty but nobody happened to get their names. Brown, age 26, is now the manager of the show his late grandfather. Bill Hames, brought to the Fair for many years.. Young Brown is handicap- ped by polio he suffered at age 4. But he is all over the carnival grounds, traveling in a motor-scootcr-type vehicle with his crutches The first -customer the Fair's first aid station had was Mrs. Smith, Fair worker. On the eve of the big annual show she sprained an ankle which she didn't get tended until the Fair was opened. During its earlier years the West Texas Fair suffered from a chronic illness, the lack of money. Grown up now. with fine faci- lities and crowds which keep breaking their own records, the Fair is solvent. But Monday night it had an- other money crisis. The Fair ran out of dollars- dollar bills. Everybody brought big mon- ey. Nib Shaw, chairman of tick- et sales, moaned happily. He had to scramble about the Fair grounds distributing the supply of dollar bills to meet de- mands at the various gates. The sky divers from Ft. Hood are one of the top attractions at the Fair. Literally top. They leap from airplanes, delay parachute openings, pass batons back and forth and do daring deeds in general. Which makes it interesting to look back at newspaper reports of other and earlier Fairs. For instance, in '98 the old Taylor County News announced proudly that the Fair that year would bring to Abilene the "world's largest balloon." From it "an aeronaut will leap and parachute feet to the ground." Russia Warns Kennedy Arrives A K mm m For Texas Tour DANIEL GREETS KENNEDY in Houston Kennedy arrived Tuesday for his first Texas visit _ President President "Viva Ken night "Welcome to Houston and "Thanks President Houston became the training baseiKennedy lor the space lab.' 1. Harry M. Harrington Jr. of Longview, a short and peppery individual who is both a lawyer and oil operator, claimed a major for the nation's astronauts. A crowd estimated by police in excess of was at the inter- national airport as the jlunge the world into a 707 jet plane at war. The tough Kremlin statement lenounced as provocative Presi- dent Kennedy's request to Con- fess for authority to call up Reserves and linked the move with preparations "for aggression igainst Cuba and other peace-lov- ing states." "Such a step by the U.S. gov- ernment cannot be assessed other- wise than a screen for aggressive dans and intentions of the United itates itself and will inevitably ead lo aggravating the interna- ional said the state- ment. The Soviets denied they were building a military base in Cuba, and declared they have such pow- rful rockets to carry nuclear warheads that "there is no need o search for sites for them be- yond the boundaries of the Soviet Jnion." p.m. after a flight from Cane Canaveral, Fla. After the welcoming ceremonies conducted by Daniel and Mayor Lewis Cutrer, the President stepped into his open limousine and headed a 16-car motorcade over a 10-mile route to the down- town Rice Hotel. TtousanoVof pawns lined the jet landed with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and other several DOYLE W. TAYLOR named president Taylor Heads Coleman Bank COLEMAN Doyle Taylor 44, president of the First State Bank nf Tuscola, has been named pres- ident of the Coleman County State Bank. Mack Sampson, from assistan cashier to vice president. R. G. Hollingsworth, longtim Coleman business and civic leat In his new capacity he succeeds er, is chairman of the bank's d father, Walter J. Taylor, who rectors. died Sept. 2, at the age of 71. In conjunction with the Woodward, the new director, an- a Coleman attorney and member nouncement of Doyle Taylor's se- of the Texas Highway Commis lection as president was the list ing of a chain of promotions for officials of the bank and the nam- board of directors, Hal Wood- ward. Promoted are: vice president to senior executive vice prciidcni; G. W. Wilson, from vice presi dent and cashier to executive vice WeMon Davis, from vice pred fcm to vtee'praMcnt and cashier, skin. The elder Taylor was a banker in Tuscola from 1912 until 1940 ing of a new member of the bank's with two years interruption from 1930 to Wffl to serve as a state bank examiner. He went from Tu cola Coleman to the presidency ,1. T. Saunderi, from executive rf the Coleman County State Ban in 1940 and held that post until h death. He also was chairman the board of the First State Ban of Tuscola. Doyle Taylor, his son, is a na Ret TAYLOR. 4-A, Col, 1 Five minutes earlier a .second motorcade route long before the airport departure. Police thousand behind kept rope members of the official party accompanying the President on two-day, four-state tour of ace installations. The 12-member welcoming com- ittee included Gov. Price Daniel j ind Dr. Robert R. Gilruth, direc- of the Manned Spacecraft enter where the astronauts train nd future spacecraft are de- gned and developed. Houston has been headquarters r the astronauts since July and ve of them will assist Gilruth ednesday at a half hour classi- barriers at the hotel's motor lobby entrance. Sweetheart Wins Crown Tonight From a bevy of !8 beauties, the West Texas Fair's new Sweet- from an Illegally angled well. 2. Chairman W. J. Murray Jr. of the Texas Railroad Commis- sion, charged with regulating the oil industry, went back before the lawmakers to assert that a sail water injection program did noj encourage the drilling of deviated wells, as also charged by Harring- ton. 1 Three Gregg County commis- sioners testified they had given Gregg County Judge Earl'Sharp, sought unsuccessfully for testi- mony about a slanted well, special j permission to leave the state for medical attention. 4. Ten more witnesses during the day claimed constitutional im- munity against being forced to answer the legislators' questions on grounds of possible self in- crimination. They invoked such immunity 91 tunes, bringing the hearing's twcnJay total to 348 such instances. 5. Another droll talking inde- pendent operator. Pleas Dawson of Overton, testified he owns 293 oil wells m 23 Texas counties, all acquired since 1952 when he suf- fered a heart attack and quit work. He said state and federal have checked repeatedly and found no deviation in his wells, including about 110'in the big East Texas Field. The committee has heard testi- mony that as many as 350 wells in the East Texas and other fields may be slanted so that they pro- duce oil from. beneath a neigh, bor's property. The accusations so far have been against independent oil oper ators. The major oil companies have contributed to a fund so thai independents' wells could be test ed by the state for slant. Harrington, a small man in his 60s, met a challenge by Atty. Gen Will Wilson to supply an instanci of a major company's operating a slanted well. cd briefing at the center's Space- heart will be crowned at the raft Research Division. The resident then will inspect a lodel of the spacecraft to be used n the first U.S. moon landing. In response to welcoming re- iarks, President Kennedy told le airport crowd he considers it ppropriate the spacecraft center e in Houston. "This is a city long identified ith the progress of this state and he said. "It is here we ill lay plans to get Americans the moon and get them back gain Wednesday's briefing will follow mid-morning speech by the 'resident in the foot- all stadium on the Rice Univer- ity campus, where the National .eronautics and Space Admin, stration has awarded space re- carch grants approximating a year. Capt. Tom Sawyer, chief oJ police traffic control, said at least people were at the airport or an hour before the Presidenl rrived and the number jumped o at least by the time the wo huge jets landed. Sawyer later estimated persons saw the President as his mousine moved over a 10-mile route from the airport to his hotel. "Including the airport, more han persons saw Sawyer said. A Secret Service agent who declined to be quoted by name said it was one of the largest air port crowds he has seen in ntae rears of .experience with presi dential tours. Men, women and children cat Wednesday free midway how at the Taylor County Expo- tion Center. Crowning the 1982-63 fair sweet- heart will be the outgoing title- older, Linda Penman of Roches- T. The contestants, who have been ntroduced at each of the stage lows, are: Gloria Jenkins of Hamlin, spon ored by the Hamlin FFA; Mickie )ouglass of Sylvester, Koby FFA; Betty McAninch of Trent, Trent 'FA; Dolores Cox of Grosvenor, Brown County 4-H Council; mantha Grayani of Knox City, ABILENE AND VjCINrrY of lilM) to cloudy Wettiti to cloudy S, Wcdnuday Wrtnnd.y NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS-Connl! TIM. >.m 86 PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS Amazed at a penny-collecting organ grinder's monkey at the West Texas Fair are LeAnn Hams, 4, and her 3-year-old brother, Mitchell whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Billy G. Harris of 3282 Sherry Ln. The monkey has become a perennial favorite at the fair. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) Thousands Flock To Fair Again Thousands of persons flocked through the turnstiles to inspect i he 1962 edition of the West Texas1 Fair Tuesday, but the crowd was considerably smaller than Mon- day's record opening-day attend- ance of more than per- sons. However, fair association offi- cials were encouraged that the otal number of visitors during lie six-day exposition will ex- ceed Paid attendance for the day totaled bringing the two-day total to No estimate of the wJSSSdw'te overall crowd Tuesday, including passes and paid admissions, -was available. The twoxiay total compared to paid admissions for the first Related Fair news, photos Pgs. 4-A, 1-B, 14-B The number of paying custo- mers was slim during the day, ut the size of the crowd in- reased after 6 p.m. Bill Hames J. Quarter Moon Top Quarter Horse The all-around of the US Quarter Horn Show at UN West Texas Fair ta J. Quarter Moon, a senior geMtaf owned by James Kemp Dallas and shown by Jack Newton, formertj of Abilene. horse accunwIuM I Mai of M potato durtaf shew, to- clwlini w to W h 14 ntto. two days in 1961. Rain hampered attendance for the first part of the week last year. Warm sunlight gave way to cool evening breezes, a perfect com- bination of weather for tairgoers who saw the famous Harmoni cats bow out of the free midway shows after a two-night stint. Featured performer at the Wed- nesday and Thursday night shows will be recording artist Patsy :iine, recently voted as "Favor- ite Female Vocalist" by Billboard magazine's country disc jockey wll. Among her best-sellers are "I Fall to Pieces" and "Walkini After which has sold 114 million copies. Also entertaining crowds at the p.m. and p.m. shows wil be Mark Wilson's "Magic Land o The Kemp Stables also had the an all-week (air ex champion stallion of the im show in Commander Ktaf, also shown by Newton, The reserve champion stallion was Ganador, owned and MbKod by W. B. Nakomort of The champion foMIni of the also was J. Quarter Moon tra. The Army Sky Diwi from Fort Hood will bail out of a Cess- na 1O at an altitude of feet and free fall for feet, traU Ing Miwko on paths, at their downward and p.m art Iht rooorro foMkf WM MMK, If. Cot. 7 othor. through Saturday. Tuesday thret divers two successful faHs landlni within 10 feet of Shows reported good business at night. Milling throngs alternately drifted from the midway diners to the display packed exhibit buildings to the beckoning lights Set FAIR, Pg. 4-A, Col. 6 Fair Timetable All-Day Features Throughout Fair Week Mercury Capsule Exhibit, Exhibit Building Nike Zeus and Nike Hercules Missiles, Midway Texas Game and Fish Commission WUdliie Exhibit, Display Building Army CBR Exhibit, Exhibit Building "The Efficient Department of Agriculture Exhibit, FOBI- U-.- Exhibit, try and Rabbit Buildtag Aerospace Medical Display, Display Weslingbouse Atomk Display, Display Building WEDNESDAY Cla-es, ford Classes a.m.-Tractor Operators Official Contest Pertonwee Classes Sky Diving Team Patsy Cllae, ml Mark Land of AllaKaiam" Mare Halter Classes eallaes" free day for i i. to 11 p.m.: AWIiaa Mta, Fahrt Hock, IfflNftviow, i, Waottfook. DM MCk. MeAdeo, Olraid. feftrtaa, o'Bitoa, Maaday. Ctty, MtM. ;