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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GO 81ST YEAR, NO. 346 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 29, 1962 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Preit (fP) BATH FOR A GI Perry L. Friddle of Wilmington, 111., finds amusement in the ingenuity of Edgar James Bosse of Baltimore as the latter takes a bath in a Gf can outside a tent at Korat, Thailand. Both soldiers are with the 27th Infantry Division, known as the 'Wolfhounds.' (AP Wirephoto) Ag Official Claims Estes Empire Audit Destroyed Action Followed Telephone Coll WASHINGTON private accountant who submitted a rosy audit of Billie Sol Estes' finances destroyed his working papers aft ir a call from someone in Estes organization, an Agriculture De parlment official said today. The statement of net worth was presented to the government in January 1961 when the Agricul- ure Department proposed to in- crease from to ?1 million he bond Estes had to put up to store U.S. grain valued at million. The agriculture official, S. R. Smith, administrator of the Agri- Cultural Marketing Service, said he audit put Estes' net worth at 13.7 million more than the imount required to keep the bond at the lower level. ,He said the audit was made by Winn P. Jack- Lawyer to Testify Death of Marshall FRANKLIN, Tex, Robertson County with a bolt action rifle. At the jrand jury lime the death was ruled suicide. looking into last year's mystery Now the grand jury is invesligat- deatli of Henry Marshall was due ling the possibility he was slain. to hear today from Bille Hanger Capt. Clint Peoples Eslcs' lawyer, John Dcnnison. Monday that lie detector Also to appear were W. Lewis I tests given to Marshall's widow, David, state executive director ofjhis brother Bob Marshall, L. M. the Agricultural Stabilization and (Owens and Erwin Bennett showed Conservation Service, and ASCSJthal all answered questions asked officials Paul Johnson, H. Holllthom truthfully. and Leonard Williams. Peoples refused to disclose the Marshall, an ASGS official Of the questions or why in" into the cotton allotment pro-jnle fmu. nre test gram before his death June "We are going to be contemn; ment. U.S. 'Atty. Barefoot San- ders of Dallas tiled a request in Judge John Barren's 85th District Court to set aside a subpoena for William Elliott of Temple. Spe- cial investigating agent for the Agriculture Department. If the grand jury is satisfied found shot five times with a number of people for the next few days in connection with (his the Hanger captain said, adding thai more lie detec- tor tests will be given "when I deem it necessary." I Disl. Atty. Bryan Russ and I Uty. Gen. Will Wilson continued to study a 22-page partial report turned over to the grand jury by the Justice and Agriculture De- partments concerning Esles' cot- ton allotments. The report and testimony of Dennison and the officials may determine whether Estes will be subpoe- naed, Russ said. Marshall hud been looking into the cotton allotment program and conferred with Dennison prior to his death. The grand jury still must de- cide whether it will accept the partial report or demand a full file from the Agriculture Dcpnrl- be no ruling on a motion to set aside the subpoena, Wilson also submitted a report to the grand jury explaining the law under which federal privilege against giving the full report was invoked. He asked that U.S. Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy turn over the full report and any data the Federal Bureau of Investigation uncovered in looking into death. son, a certified public accountant associated with a Texas firm Jackson has conceded he did not make an adequate audit of Estes' records before submitting the report, Smith said in testi- mony prepared for the House Government OftK'ations subcom- mittee. Estes, now under indictment for fraud, has declared he is bank- rupt. One aim of the investigations into Estes' many and complex operations is to learn whether Estes1 jerry-built business empire was constructed on a foundation of government influence. The 37-year-old Texan's deal- ings are being investigated by the FBI, four grand juries, the In- ternal Revenue Service, the Ag- riculture Department and two congressional committees. Smith, first witness scheduled to be called today by the House group which began its hearings nlo the Estes case, said the Ag- riculture Marketing Service began an investigation of Estes' finances n September 1961, as a result of 'rumors concerning Mi operations." ROOF REMOVED The roof of the D. W. Turner during a rainstorm Monday afternoon. There was Implement Co, on the Winters highway outside Bal- considerable damage to roofs and trees throughout linger, was ripped from the building by high winds the city. Rain was measured at one inch. BALLINGER, O'BRIEN, GAP DAMAGED Sunshine Trails Twisters Tuesday was a beautiful day in Skies over Central West Texas are expected to remain clear through Wednesday and no se- vere weather alerts have been forecast for lhe Abilene area, said Smilh said that A. B. FosleriTaylor and Eastland counties and Shannon Teal, Weather Bureau He said the departmenl soughtlthe Abilcjie area, in sharp coiv p see the working papers of Jack-itrast to Monday evening when son, who had prepared (he netj tornadoes cut an erratic swath rorth statement on Esles. (through the southern portion of Jr., Estes' general manager.iinio the heart of Kunnels and .wice promised to .obtain the nec-JBrown counties, inflicting moder- wilh the partial report, there will essary information but lolate property damage. Estes was indicted it iearned (hat Jackson Warehouse. The D. Turner strayed his working papers, and as little as .12 at Has- Smiih. ke'l where cleanup operations Implement Co. also lost its roof When an investigator was in high gear followingjto lhe high wind, to Jackson's office Smilh night's devastating mul-i Shingles were ripped off sev- DORMANT ACCOUNTS LISTED Dormant accounts in the three older banks of Abilene are published in advertise- ments on page 5-A, 6-A and 12-A this afternoon. Depositors have nine months in which to make themselves known to the bank or the money will go to the state under a law passed by the last legislature. "Jackson acknowledged that had destroyed lhe working papers !ichmann Appeal Rejected; Slender for Mercy do so. An isolated twister de-roofed The investigation was not barracks of the O'Brien Coopera- spokesman at Municipal Airport. At least four tornado funnels were spotted during the storm ac- tivity Monday evening. One funnel swooped down in pressed and il still was Gin in northwest H a s kelliBallinger about 4 p.m., wrecking in the Dallas office of the IntornaljCounty. Audit Division when Estes was] The gusty winds were accom- arresled March 29, he said. panicd by scattered hail and rain- the Hilicrest Drive In Theater three fourths of a mile northwest of the city on U. S. 83. Heavy On April 4 day before! fall which measured as much as damage also was reported to roofs l.oo inch at Ballinger, where alof the Ballinger Cotton Com- tornado damaged several stnic- press Co. and to the Darby dollar tornado. An official .48-inch of rrioisture after a call from an unnamed M1 al Abilene's Municipal Air- cial records since 57-inch fell April JTolal rainfall for the year now islands at 3.16 inches. Normal eral Ballinger residential roofs] and a number of television anten- were twisled. A 20 minule person in the Estes temporarily ending a dryjdoWnpour downtown was accom- and thai he had not made an Tnis was lhe rain1 panicd by marble size hail, luate audit of Mr Fstes' tolal for a 24-hour period thisj A tornado whipped through the c" Buffalo Gap area about the same time, brushing the W. A. Allen Ranch five miles northwest of rainfall for this time of the year Israeli Sector I. "He overshadowed all his as- Supreme Court in his department, includ- dav rcjwli'd Adolf K.ichmann'siing his chiefs, for there was no appeal 'from his death to the appellant in fanatical n, calling even that penalty inade-jdevolion in me macnme nesiRiieaj- quate when compared lo the to carry out the horrible final solution.' Eichmnnn's defense counsel, Dr enormity of his crimes. "For who can have envisaged Ihem were victims of the Naz; slaughter which befell lhe Jews. Eichmann again sat in the bul- cage as the judg- ment was read in Hebrew and translated into German, English criminal greater than Adolf I Robert Scrvalius, was expected lo Eichmann1.'" lhe high tribunal submit an appeal.for clemency to demanded in confirming the sen- Israeli President Izhak Ben-Zvi. Justice Ministry officials said n decision is not likely before mid- June. A certificate rejecting clemency would conslilule an execution or- der. Eichmann probably would be hanged soon after, behind the grim sandstone walls of Ramlch Prison, near Tel Aviv. The modernistic auditorium in which Eichmann .was tried -last year by a special three-judge tri- bunal was again packed with tence imposed on the former Gestapo officer by a lower court last December. The decision loft Eiclimann only the slender chance of executive clemency to escape the gallows for his purl in the Nazi massacre of six million European Jews. That appeal might take another month. The M-year-old former chief of (lie Gestapo's Jewish affairs sec- lion betrayed emotion only by keeping his hands lightly clasped as Associate Justice Simon Agi'H- nal read the five-member court's judgment, which affirmed ll'.o dfliiih sentence. Ho stared fixedly nl the judges. The judgment reacted Kich- mnnn's claim that he was n mere cog in the Naxi murder ap- paratus. "The appellant wns not an in- ferior official, bill indeed n even an who hold sway not only In Germany, but far beyond Us the Judgment said. NEWSINDEX SECTION A Obituaries 2 Bridge.............. 12 SECTION B Women's news........ 3 4 Comics 7 Rudlo-TY 11 TV Report...........11 T. Yetir 11 and French. Still wearing the dark- suit and striped tie he wore through his