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18 Dec 1960

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18 Dec 1960

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Childress Index (Newspaper) - December 18, 1960, Childress, Texas Mora air Crosti Riel Tura on Fogo 7 Albany 39 Crosby c vol. 74, no. 310, Neau i the Childress Index Childress Texas sunday december 18, 1960 Price 5c doily 10c sunday fourteen pages Andy Rogers explains interest of state in Greenbelt authority air crash kills students by Andy Rogers stale senator 30th senatorial District for the twelve years i have served As your state representative and state senator. I have followed a firm policy of not a a meddling in local politics. It is not my purpose to do so now. The fact that various partisans and factions on our Childress political scene Are involved does not prompt me to act Row. However i would not be honest with you As your senator or myself As a citizen of Childress if i did not set the record straight on several Points. First i would like to see a Childress which All of us can View with increasing Pride a Childress where your children and mine can live and work and not have to leave for far places to earn a livelihood where Many of those who have left us but still love our town can return to jobs family and friends. Short of Oil discovery or some other Miracle we will not have a Childress and we shall continue to bleed and shrink As our substance and our loved ones Are forced to seek Greener Fields j this is our lot unless one ingredient can be added a a water 1a permanent abundant Supply of Good water. Only one adequate source of Supply for this ingredient is available to Childress and most of our neighbouring towns that is the Salt Fork of the red River which originates on the East Side of Amarillo and runs eastward to Oklahoma. It follows a course North of Claude Clarendon. Hedley Memphis and Wellington. In 1953, legislation which i introduced passed our state legislature and the Greenbelt municipal and Industrial water auth pointy was authorized. An actual favourable vote by cities in this area was necessary to make this authority an actual Force. This oct red less than three years ago. The following Are facts Cone coming the Greenbelt authority that have not been presented to you by Paul Ord and his so called a citizens water nearly All of this information has appeared at various times in news releases and personal a adequate source of Supply of water in this area close enough to be of value to us. 3. Testing of the Quality and Quantity of Salt Fork water began even before the authority was a reality. 4. The so water tests Are very conclusive that this Supply is adequate and of High Quality a bet titles by myself and your various ter than the Canadian River pro state representatives during the Jet or anything else Childress last few years. If not. It was read has Ever had or can Forsee ily available from Texas govern 5. Topographic mapping of the ment agencies. Necessary watershed has been naturally no one could re Mem completed Ber All these things but it is 6. No private or go Emmen proper that they be compiled and j tal Agency would finance this or reviewed at this time. 1. The Greenbelt authority has been in existence less than three years. 2. This authority holds an official water permit to the Only any other project without a Complete study of the Waters Quality and Quantity Topographic mapping proposed dam Sites and the financial credit and wat continued on Page seven Highway department to spend s218.500 Here the Texas Highway commission today approved the expenditure of $218.500 for Highway safety and betterment in Childress county during 1961. Announced District Engineer Palmer Massey of Childress he said a total of 39.7 Highway Miles in the county will be in Billy Lee Veale Dies funeral i be today Billy Lee Veale 21 years old died at 12 05 p. M. Saturday at Childress general Hospital. He was bom May 19, 1939, in Amarillo and was employed by the Childress paint and body works. His residence was 103 ave nue g. Southeast and he had re sided Here 19 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. M. Today at the first Baptist Church with the pastor Rev. Joe s. Allen in charge assisted by Rev. Gordon Highfill. Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Childress cemetery directed by Newberry a. Pallbearers will be Jack and Lonnie Egerton both of Amarillo George Moore Otto Stahl Jerome Trosper and Kenneth Hatcher. He was a 1957 graduate of the Childress High school. He married Patsy King july 25, 1958. Survivors include his wife one daughter Sandra Ann his patents. Or. And mrs. A. T. Veale of Childress two Sisters. Mrs. Louise Meek of Canyon and i two Day death toll reaches Over 200 Vii m ranch to Market Road system. The 1.075 items involved in the two programs covering a total of 224 counties will All be done during the next Calendar year Ane Veale of Childress his grand a total of 2 799 Miles of . And parents or. And mrs. L. D. Pir state highways and 3.686 Miles of farm to Market roads arc involved. The work will be under eluded in the work list. Highways loan Agency interested in Greenbelt the Texas water development Board which has $200.000,000 to loan water projects As the Greenbelt municipal and Indus trial water author try is still vitally interested in the Greenbelt water project according to a wire received saturday from mar Vin Shui bet of Petersburg a member of the Boa i d. Hie wire was received by or. S. H. Townsend president of the authority. The wire follows a was the West Texas member of the Texas water development Board i again assure you and other citizens in the area of the boards interest in the Green Belt project. The Greenbelt authority has priority for loan when your plans Are completed. Project is vital to areas Economy and essential to protect Texas interest in Waters of the Salt Fork of red River. A you can expect our full cooperation in this important Marvin Shurbet the supervision of William o. Hamm. Sr., resident Engineer Childress. This work is part of two statewide a Highway housekeeping quot programs revealed today by the Texas Highway department totalling $40 million the programs Are keyed to safety features an proper Upkeep of the states Highway systems. The two safety and betterment programs will. Be evenly divided financially throughout the state with $20 million to be spent on the . And state High Way system and $20 million earmarked for the farm. And urge boys to join program of basketball arc due for improvements As surface widening Bridge wed a ening and replacement base Streng Hting and paving of Shoul i Dors. District Engineer Palmer Mas i sey said a total of 295 Miles in this Highway District would be involved at a total Cost of $1.094 -000.00. The following projects will take place in Childress county i Seal coat on shoulders on . Hwy 287 from Childress to the Hardeman county line. Widen drainage structures and approaches on . Hwy. 83 be i tween Childress and Collings Worth county line. Resurface of Roadway on pm Hwy. 2042 from . Hwy. 83 East to South main st. In Childress. Widen recondition and resurface the Roadway and culverts on pm Hwy. 1033 from Kirkland South to the Cottle county line. Tie of Childress and a great Grandfather w. H. Toney of Littlefield. Frank Ehrle returns Frank Ehrle has returned from a meeting of the Texas egg Board and reports the sessions were successful in completing recommendations which will be presented the legislature. Boys who wish to participate in the kids basketball program May pick up their application Blanks from principal j. A. Steed or principal Hubert Powers at Wilson school it was announced saturday by John Martin coordinator. A if they have the application Blanks they Are asked to turn in those Blanks to their Princi Martin said. Additional Blanks May be cured from Martin or the Childress Index. Tax program is scheduled to be organized during the Christmas holidays. There is a charge of $1 for each boy to participate in the program. A however if a youngster does not have the program the $1 is not necessary a Martin said. The program will be divided into two groups boys from 8 to 12 years of age will he in the Shetland league and will play at Junior High and boys from 12 through 14 will play at the High school. All games will be on saturday afternoon. There will be no admission to any games. Bobby Sam Crabb pleads guilty to Dpi Bobby Sam Brabb of Hollis pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated saturday in county court and was fined $125 and costs three Days in jail and his Drivers License was suspended for six months. Crabb was arrested at 12 30 to. M. Saturday by the Childress so police department. Dumas is decked out for Christmas Dumas up cities May have their flashing lights their huge Christmas Trees tinsel and other Holiday decorations but Only Dumas can claim an eight foot storybook stretching through the entire downtown Section residents of this Texas Pathan die town of about 12,000 designed constructed and installed the display lighted and Hung from Light poles Down the main Street. They Call it a a Santa a Story Book Lane a and its primary Eye catch ing features Are the eight foot wooden cutouts of children a Story Book characters ranging from bugs Bunny to Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Fifty of these huge decorations hang Over the Street. Painted with Luminous paint and lighted the fairy tale comic strip characters dominate the downtown scene cra8hed Airliner spectators surround the Tail Section of a United airlines dc-8 on a Brooklyn n.y., Street where it crashed after a collision with a Twa airlines super Constellation Over new York City. The Twa Constellation landed congolese troops free medical unit after 6-hour flight Leopold Ville Fuji a the ital of Oriental province. United nations announced saturday that a . Service troop company a composed of nigerian chauffeurs clerks and Cooks stormed a prison held by a super the . Spokesman said congolese troops in Bukavu opened fire Friday afternoon when nigerian soldiers approached the prison where the austrians were being 17 american students die or congolese army unit and forced held. The nigerians did not Immy them to free a 50-member Austri Diatel return the fire although an medical team. A . Spokesman said one nigerian was killed and three j wounded in the six hour Battle a a a e have had comment from Friday in Bukavu capital of Kiva people All Over the nation on the province. One of the wounded was decorations a said Dumas exam a British lieutenant. The spokes newspaper Racks Are stolen Here three newspaper Racks were stolen sometime Friday night it was announced saturday by chief of police Alvis Maddox. Two from Franks and one from Coates were stolen. A we would appreciate a Call from anyone knowing the whereabouts of the Racks a Maddox said. Ber of Commerce manager Jimmie Lovell. A we get letters al the time from people who have driven through our town. They All say How much fun their children had identifying the Loveli said the idea for the unique decorations came when a meeting of townspeople voted against the usual routine of cite decorations. Committees were appointed work was parcelled out and construction of the storybook began. Complete painting painting of the Interior of fair Park auditorium has been Complete it was announced saturday by City manager Louis Sally. Later store hours Start wednesday most Childress merchants will Start staying open until 7 . Each evening wednesday for Christmas business. Stores will remain open until that hour or later until saturday evening Christmas eve. On that Day most stores plan to close at 5 30 p. M. And will remain closed until tuesday. Kennedy completes Cabinet Man said there were a at least 10 congolese casualties. All 10 were believed killed. The . Troop assault was of de red after the congolese refused to release members of the newly arrived . Hospital unit they captured thursday. The congolese had claimed the austrians were merely belgians in disguise. In another development Congo Lese president Joseph Kas Mvubu announced he would go monday to Coqui Latville where congolese troops were reported massing Fui an invasion of Oriental province a stronghold of supporters of deposed Premier Patrice Lumumba reports circulated in Leopold Ville that strongman col. Joseph Mobutu was building up congolese forces in Coqui Latville for the possible move on Stanleyville Cap one of their men was wounded. The congolese brought in reinforcements while the colonel commanding the nigerian . Troops called for a two phase operation under which his Force would encircle the prison and Clear the jail area. When the nigerians moved in for the second time the congolese holding High ground opened stiff fire on them with four heavy machine guns. A these were dealt the nigerian commander reported Back to the . By Merriman Smith up White House reporter Palm Beach Fla. Up president elect John f. Kennedy saturday completed his Cabinet the youngest Cabinet of the 20th cent Ray by selecting j. Edward Day Adlai e. Stevenson a former Law partner and a California insurance executive As postmaster general. Kennedy and the future pos promised to do something about the mail service in which a regular letter takes eight Days to get from Washington to Boston. Asked about the possibility of restoring twice a Day mail delivery. Kennedy said wryly a having mailed a letter from Washington to Boston and have it take eight Days to get there. I am hopeful we can improve the postal service to at least once a Dav and maybe Young Cabinet the average age of the name mrs. Elizabeth Smith. Dem quent touch with some of his cab Nedy Cabinet at time of appointment was 47.3 years ranging from Robert Kennedy 35, who will be attorney general to gov. Luther h. Hodges of North Carolina 62, the new Secretary of Commerce. In addition to the Day appointment Kennedy from the sunny Patio of his oceanfront Villa Here also announced the selection of h. W. Brawley chief of staff director of the Senate Post office and civil service committee since 1951, As Deputy postmaster general. Brawley is a native of Lockhart s.c., but has resided with is wife and two daughters in Alexandria va., for a number of years. Sunday the president elect Wii it socratic National committee woman Ken from California As treasurer of the United states to succeed mrs. Ivy Baker priest. The president elect arrived Here by plane Friday night for the Christmas holidays with his wife and two children. His parents former ambassador and mrs. Joseph p. Kennedy will join them Here dec. 23. The Massachusetts senator hoped to remain in Palm Beach until Early january although there was a slight possibility of a fast return tri p to Washington for a Day or two next week. Secondary appointments with the Cabinet appointments out of the Way Kennedy can now devote attention to secondary appointments and broader policy planning. He has been in fre inet members and plans to assemble the full Cabinet for conferences prior to the Jan. 20 inauguration. Both Kennedy and Day stressed their Hopes of getting the Post office department Back on its financial feet. The Post office has an annual budget of about $3.8 billion and the current deficit is i running at an annual rate of nearly $800 million. A we Are anxious that the Post office be run in the most efficient Way possible that it have the Best possible working Kennedy said. Knights Templar program tuesday the knights Templar of the Childress commander will celebrate the birth of our lord and1 Saviour at 7 30 . Tuesday it was announced saturday by Ben Hardison recorder. Rev. Charles t. Jordon will deliver the message. Families and friends of the masonic order Are invited to attend. Coffee and cake will be served 14 Absentee ballots cast a total of 14 Absentee ballots have been cast in the City a water Bond improvement election it was announced saturday by City manager Louis Sally. Deadline for casting Absentee ballots was Friday Midnight. The election will be held tuesday. There will be one voting Box. It will be at the City Hall. The polls will open at 8 a. A and close at 7 p. M. In Staten Island. Off the 127 person aboard the two Post fit 11-year-old Stephen Baltz of Chicago was the Only survivor the youngster later died. Nea telephoto end comes for 11-year-old Stevie balt Sion of a jetliner a id a Constellation Over new York in history1� worst aviation disaster sat off massive five Way investigation saturday As the 11-year-old sail survivor of the tragedy loot a manful 27-hour fight for his life. The death toll stood at 139 and authorities feared it might Rise. The Basic problem posed by the crash of the United air lines Sci Jet and a trans world Airt taa super Constellation in a snowstorm was How to control Ever increasing air traffic Over cities in the Jet age. At the same time the poignant death of Little Stephen Baltz to Wilmette i. Brought new Drantz to the first . Commercial fit Munich Germany up a . Air Force plane taking american students on Christmas vacation clipped a Munich Church spire in thick fog saturday and crashed in flames atop a crowded Streetcar killing All aboard the plane and burning to death scores of shoppers. Officials estimated 60 to 70 dead including the 13 students and 7 Crew members in the disaster which came one Day after a plane collision Over new York killed at least 136 persons Many of the circumstances were Simulai to the new Oik disaster involving passengers crash a Christmas travel fou. V 1 All 84 persons on the Jet bound from Chicago to Idle will Airport weather and fiery death raining. From a Leaden sky. Mayor Haas Vogel reported 16 persons in a Jared. It was the first time in i Dory that a commercial plane wreck killed More persons on the j orations ground than aboard the plane and it pushed the years toll in air tragedies to More than 1.206 dead. Flames sent up a mushroom shaped Cloud of smoke. A Gas main exploded when the fire hit it sending a Sheet of flame 300 feet into the murky air. Debris and bodies littered the pavement for 50 Yards around radioed trouble the Pilot of the twin engine c131 con Vair plane took off from Munich Rheim Airport and radioed almost immediately that he was a trouble. He appeared to a Onti uned on Page seven and All 44 persons on the Twa plane bound from Columbus and Dayton. Ohio to Laguardia Airport. Were lost. Many like Stevie Baltz were in route to Christmas twelve injured at least eight persons one 1 Christmas tree Vendor were killed on the ground and authorities said More might be found when the remains of the huge dc8. Half As Long As a football Field were cleared away. Twelve continued on Page seven Texas May underwrite All Greenbelt project correction the Price of the slip in the fashion Shoppe s and on Page 1, Section 2, should have been $6.95 instead of 116.95, Carrie u. Hardin opposes Bond Issue a i have lived m Childress for around 73 mrs. Carrie Underwood Hardin phoned the Index saturday afternoon a and 1 think i know More about our water situation than some of those who have moved Here in recent years and have had to do nothing but turn on a faucet a we Are not solving our water problem by voting for the $650 000 Bond Issue tuesday quot so added. The state of Texas Nav be Able to underwrite the entire Cost of financing the Greenbelt water project if new legislation to be proposed at the coming session of the legislature is adopted. Governor Price Daniel will recommend to the next legislature that the Texas water develop ment Board be allowed to Loam up to fifteen million dollars on a any one water project. The Greenbelt water authority is currently listed at the number two project by the water j development Board out of the eight prop Sentive borrowers who have filed and had approved their notice of intention to seek financial assistance. 18 other applicants Are considered As prospects. I this new Bill would mean tha the Greenbelt would receive approximately six million dollars in additional loan funds which Are not now available under the present statue. The water development Board is now limited to one third the Cost of the project or five million dollars which j fice. Ever is less. Contracted in Austin state representative will Ehrle stated that he anticipated sponsoring this legislation in the House. Ehrle said a i am confident that we can pass this needed amendment. It will certainly be a help to he smaller water pro meets in Simon freeze Engineer for the Greenbelt project said that he would be ready to submit a Feu Sivility report on the project just continued of Page two give a gift to civil defense a Why not give a Christmas present to a worthwhile that was the suggestion saturday of Jeff Henderson Childress county civil defense director. A your civil defense program still just getting underway needs hundreds of items which we can Purchase for Only a few cents of their actual Cost a Henderson said. A if you could set your Way Clear to give a few dollars it would enable us to Purchase sew eral needed items a some that can be used in Case of an emergency and by service gifts May be left at the childrens Index or the conc cd Oil Gas Price War brewing again the sixth Price War of 1999 h9 begun to brew Here. Most of the stations in the City including the majors have drop Ped their prices for regular gasoline to 25.9 cents per Galum. Should the Price War develop fully the Price is expected to drop to around 22 9 or 21.1 cents pet gallon tor regular

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