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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1962, Abilene, Texas "NVlTHOUT OP WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 166 ABILENE, TEXAS, Tl gga 01 VEMBER 29, 1902-FORTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 3103 IF) .................._____ FROM OUT OF THE PAST The Albany Fandangle front of the Shackelford County Courthouse. A state staeecoach brought out Wednesday for the use of medallion was placed on the courthouse, a structure guests in the town for historical ceremonies (see Page erected in 1883-84. Other pictures may be found on One column on this awaits its passengers in Pg. 20-A. (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) PAGE ONE [By Katharyn Duffj ALBANY This concerns molded butter with flower de- signs on top. .stonemeal corn- bread served from black, iron skillets boiled coffee out of tin cups antelope meat and a swaying ride aboard a rattling stagecoach. All were part of Albany's ac- ceptance Wednesday of Texas State Historical Survey Com- mittee medallions marking two of its buildtags, the LedMter Picket built in 1872 and the Shackelford courthouse erected in With Albany's sure dramatic touch, the'town added a bit to the usual ceremonies. It added a luncheon served in the picket house with food, as nearly as is possible 90 years later, of the type which lucky frontiersmen might have had when the house was built on the banks of the Clear Fork. (TSie building was moved a dec- ade ago to Albany's Webb Park.) Albany added, too, a ride for guests around Albany in the mule drawn Fandangle Stage- coach. The meal was "home cooked." Bob Green, Shackel- ford rancher, oversaw a barbe- cue pit set up behind the picket house and Happy Johnson, long- time- Negro ranch cook, pre- pared the meat for the lunch- eon. Mrs. Matthews Blanton, Mrs. T. E. Dodge, Mrs. L. E. Farm- er and Mrs. C. E. Jacobs did the rest of the combread, turnip greens, yams, pecan pies, stewed apricots and, naturally, boiled coffee. The four, members of the lo- cal historical group, served, too to keep things authentic decked themselves out in 19th century dress. There were problems to such a meal. Space was one, for the picket house is small. So the luncheon was limited to those who have worked long on pres- ervation of Albany's history, to children of the Ledbettcrs and two honor guests, Dr. Rupert N. Richardson, chairman, and Mrs. L. E. Dudley, member, of the state historical group. Another problem was menu, Bob Nail, chairman of the local historical committee and the fel- low whose touch could be seen in the whole affair, thought buf- falo would be the meat. But he (Other pictures Pg. 20-A) had to settle for venison and cabrito and pork ribs and beat. The butter, too, created a snag. Mrs. Blanton knew that, to be proper, it should come out of a round mold. Mrs. Bob Qreen had the mold. The butter to be molded had to come, how- ever, from a store. Bob Nail, who has worked the stagecoach into so many Fan- dangle shows, got what he de- clared was his very first ride ;n the historic vehicle. It was a first stagecoach ride, too, for Dr. Richardson, Mrs. Dudley and the other passengers. So they rattled and bounced and scraped and swayed across ;own with Weaver Brush as driver and with W. C. Thomas riding "shotgun." (The two are from Matthews ranch, as were riders who escorted the coach.) "Never felt so important in all my Dr. Richardson noted as police cars cleared the way for the coach and riders. At the courthouse Joe Blanton old the beginnings of the build- ing, County Judge Ike Chism and Dr. Richardson spoke and the medallion was displayed. Back at the picket house for the conclusion of the day's events Mrs. Dodge related the story of that earlyday home. The two medallions were un- veiled. So in deeds and in words Wednesday Albany saluted its forefathers. Some of the salute was obvious. Some of it was subtle as in such details as molded butter and roasted ante- ope. And antelope doesn't, either, taste bad. Maybe a bit tougher ;han prime Shackelford beef, but not bad. The stagecoach, however, ex. plains why pioneers were called "hardy." It sways. And its pas- sengers must surely have been sorely be-set. NO DECISIONS Lengthy Termed 'Useful1 By MILTON BESSER UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) U.S. negotiators talked with First'Deputy Premier Anastas I. and other Soviet officials for pnbre than three hours Wednesday but failed to announce any agreement for resolving the Cuban problem. Another in the long series of negotiating sessions will be held on Friday. Mikoyan will be in Washington on Thursday for a conference with President Ken- nedy on Cuba and a wide range of cold war issues. How long Mi- koyan will remain in Washington was not known. U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Ste- v e n s o n told reporters after Wednesday's session that the talks were useful, and covered the points at issue. "I hope we can resolve these in the near future, but I've had that hope for a long he added. He declined to say whether any progress had been achieved. Prior to the session cautious hope had been expressed that the Laos Rocked By Dispute viet VIENTIANE, Laos Prince Souvanna Phouma, his authority as coalition premier un- der attack from pro-Communist quarters, struck back Wednesday at some who criticized his asking for U.S. food supplies for his neutralist troops. Souvanna ordered the shutdown of a radio station at Khang Khay in central Laos that broadcast threats against further U.S. flights in the area where an American plane was shot down Tuesday with its food cargo. Two of the three American crewmen died. Control of Khang Khay Is shared by neutralist and pro-Communist Palhet Lao forces. It wai uncer- tain whether Souvanna'i shutdown order would be enforced negotiators would corne up with some kind of joint declaration wrapping up the current phase of the Cuban problem. This would pave the way for a meeting of the U.N. Security Council where official note could be taken that Soviet missiles have been removed from Cuba, and the U.S. naval quarantine is no longer in effect. Stevenson refused to say any- thing about reports that the Soviet Union was no longer supporting Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Cas- tro's five-point demands, includ- ing withdrawal of the United States from its naval base at Guantanamo. A U.N. spokesman said there was nothing to reports that Mi- koyan had told Acting U.N, Secre- tary-General U Thant that .the So- viet Union was dropping such support. A similar comment came from a Soviet spokesman. Stevenson indicated the Rus- sians brought up the Castro de- mands at the latest session and got the cold shoulder treatment from the United States. Polaris Hit By Cape Picketing CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) the Polaris among dozens of missile-space programs here appeared to be seriously affected Wednesday as union machinists picketed in a contract dispute with Lockheed Aircraft Corp. A total of 155 members of Local 323 of the International Associa- ion of Machinists quit work as tart of a general strike Another 140 n XKkheed machinists in the same >argaining unit reported for work. The major impact of the strike was in California where some machinists struck company plants and facilities. Picket lines were established on lighways leading to Cape Canav- eral's two gates and outside the xickheed administration building in nearby Cocoa Beach. About 150 machinists employed Boeing Co., and 38 building rades workers honored the lines and stayed away from work. Un- on officials said most of the non- trikers be back on the job Thursday. The remainder of the approxi- mately union workers at Cape Canaveral crossed the pick- et lines Wednesday. India, China Bid For New Support front Nehru five hind NEW DELHI, India (AP) A week after the Himalayan front fell silent in a cease-fire, India and Red China pressed their un- declared war Wednesday with diplomatic drives for the support of nonaligned nations. Delegations and messages dis- patched from New Delhi and Pe- king vied for the backing of five countries invited by Ceylon to at- tend a set for early December to seek a solution of the India-China border conflict. The countries are the United Arab Republic, Ghana, Burma, Indonesia and Cambodia, all of whom at one time at least ac- cepted India as a bellwether of the nonaligned bloc. It was an- nounced here Burma and Indo- nesia have accepted the invita- tions. Speculation on the possible So- role In the Indian maneuver- was aroused by a disclosure that the Soviet charge d'affaires met Prime Minister Nehru on Tuesday evening. A government J spokesman said he had no knowl- border Mrs. China one NEWS INDEX SfMltf SICTION A 2, J 12 tat' 11 edge of whether the Russian gave a message from Moscow or received an Indian message. In Peking, Foreign Minister Chen Yi affirmed that Chinese troops are withdrawing Saturday his government announced in its Nov. 21 cease-fire proclama positions miles be- 'the line of actual control of Nov. 7, 1959." Accusing India of using force in attempts to settle the dispute, he said in a statement broadcast by the New News Agency that these attempts tiave proved futile "and will prove futile in the future." Even as Peking relayed Chen's worlds, a squadron of American- manned C130 Hercules transports on loan to India droned back and forth in a continuing airlift to strengthen India's Himalay an lines with fresh supplies and reinforcements. Prime Minister Nehru's government was trying feverishly to rebuild its forces against the possibility of a renew of the fighting. A Defense Ministry spokesman announced more than cut off by the Chinese flanking movement in the Pass-Bom dilla sector have now returned to the main Indian positions. India continued to avoid a di reel formal reply to the Chinese cease-fire proclamation. In delaying actions designed to win time for regrouping, It has already obtained one set of clari [icf.tions from China. The govern- ment ti expected to for an- other while waiting to tee whether the withdraw, against Previously Acknowledged non-union TOTAL Goodfellows Fund Still Needs Mrs. Tandy Dies at 91; Riles Today Mrs. C. M. Tandy, 91, died Wednesday at 9 p.m. in her home at 342 Palm. She suffered a jroken hip Nov. 23 and complica- ions resulted. Funeral will be held Thursday at p.m. in Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest with E. P. Dentzer, rector, officiating. Burial be in Masonic Cemetery be- side the grave of her husband. Kiker-Warren Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Born Mary Loula Rigney on Sept. 7, 1871, in Dallas County, she married Mr. Tandy on March 11, 1889, in Weatherford. They moved to Abilene in 1898 and ie established the Abilene Marble Works on Oak St. He operated it until 1924. He died March 2, 1924. Mrs. Tandy was a long-time member of the First Christian Church. Dr. Hugh B. Tandy, who 'ormerly practiced in Abilene Ozona, was her son. He died Nov. !4, 1960, in Ozona. Mrs. Margaret Sllis, a daughter and prominent Abilene resident, died March 5, 1956. Surviving relatives include six grandchildren, Bland Tandy of Abilene, Kerry Tandy of Atlanta, Ga., Mills Tandy of Aus- in, Mrs. Nan Tandy West of Mlywood, Calif., Mrs. Charles Lacy of 342 Elm, with whom Tandy made her home, anc Hap Ellis of Corpus ami great-grandchild. Contributions to the Goodfellows Fund moved past the mark Wednesday, accompanied by a orresponding increase in pleas or help. More than 30 requests for aid, jther clothes, food or toys for hildren were received by the teporter-News. Donations may be sent to the Goodfellows in care of the Report- r-News. Goal of the drive this ear is All contributions will be published. At least one envelope contained two separate letters, one ed that the writer was a widow with a "If I don't get ome help I will not have Christ- the woman said. "I would ike Very much a basket of clothes." Another woman explained that WEATHER U. S. Man, t-A> ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radlui miles) Cloudy to parUy cloudy temperature chann through FH utonal rain or dritzlc Thundi both dan 6J lo 7 90 to -----1ENTHAL TEXAS: Col time and morning TEMPERATURES WM. a.m. Wad. j mrM War GOODFELLOWS Wednesday's donations: and Mrs: Stan Hargleroad Jodge Jones Foundation 750.00 Hr. and Mrs. Owen Ellis 10.00 Builders Class St. Paul Methodist Church 10.00 Home Builders Class of Ald- ersgate Methodist Church 10.00 Carpenter Carter J. D. Miracle 20.00 23.00 Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rowland 5.00; Anonymous Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. James 0. Davis. Jr. Josephine M. Jameson Anonymous 20.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 f Strike T-H Injunction Likely in Case BURBANK, Calif. (AP) The International Association of Ma chinists struck aerospace giant Lockheed Aircraft Corp. Wednes- day in a bid for a union shop. A few hours later President Ken- nedy took steps under the Taft- Bartley Act which could halt the walkout next week. The union said it would abide by the added: President's decision but 'We're unhappy about the nvocation of Taft-Hartley." President Thomas McNett of she had no husband to help out at Christmas and that she would like some groceries and some toys for her io-year-old son. A request for a bicycle for three little girls was made by an- other writer. "They go to school and I would be glad to get one for them to wrote. the IAM District 727 issued this state- ment: "We would have much preferred to have slugged this out with the company without government in- erference. When the Injunction is nvoked we will make every ef- ort to obtain the type of contract hat we sought in our prolonged negotiations and, if unable to ch- ain it, we will strike again." A union spokesman said the walkout and picketing will con- tinue until Taft-Hartley provisions are carried out. Board Chairman Courtlandt S. Gross of Lockheed said: "I feel the President has acted in the best interests of all concerned. We hope through this means we can arrive at an agreement." H. J. Brown, Lockheed execu- tive vice president at Sunnyvale, told employes, "The Lockheed Missile Space Co. recognizes the Taft-Hartley Act as the law of the land and we do not intend to resist it." If the government obtains un- der the Taft-Hartley Act a court order for an 80-day cooling off lady period, company and union spokes- men said Lockheed's latest con- Despite poverty, ill health and hunger, one writer told about the troubles of a neighbor. She explain- in the bargaining units ed that the neighbor had a boy and "they won't have anything either if they don't have some help." One of the more tragic cases concerned a request for shoes for a child who was suffering from diabetes. "She has to see the doc- tor very the mother wrote, "and I would like some shoes as she needs them very much." Court Says Rails Can Cut Crews By WILLIAM CONWAY CHICAGO (AP) A federal appeals court upheld Wednesday ilans of the nation's railroads to eliminate what the carriers call More than one-half billion dol- ars a year would be saved through elimination of jobs. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling which dismissed a suit by ive brotherhoods of operating ail workers which had sought to bar sweeping changes in their and work rules. The opinion said the evidence indicates the railroads in 196] paid million in costs and "for unneeded employes occupying redundant positions pay for time not worked, com pensation that was not commen surate with the value of services rendered, and the cost of and maintaining equipment facilities" for needed jobs. A spokesman for railroads said the employers will take immedi- ate steps to place into effect the new rules which are expected to eliminate jobs eventually The unions, representing fire- See RAILS, Pg. Col. 3 :ract proposal could be submitted !o a compulsory vote of employes both union and non-union. This is what Lockheed-Had asked in submitting the offer last for wage hikes of about 25 cents over three Vears and granting other concessions. It avoided, however, the key issue in the Lockheed-IAM dispute: An election among all Lockheed em- ployes on whether to authorize a union shop in which all workers would be required to join the union. The President created a three- man board of inquiry to investi- gate and report to him by next Monday. Its recommendations will him determine whether to ask a federal court order barring a strike while further efforts are made to reach agreement. As Kennedy acted, the walkout, which began at midnight local time at company facilities in Cali- fornia, Florida and Hawaii, was reported by union sources to be 97 per cent effective. A union spokesman said: "From our viewpoint, the plants are down from border to border. Nothing is being manufactured." The company, however, de- owning dared worit was going ahead, and and that 40 per cent of the total work force at Burbank and 67.6 per cent at Van Nuys, Calif., were on the tedi- job. In his executive order, Kennedy declared the strike affects a sub- stantial part of the ballistic mis- sile, space vehicle and military aircraft industries. DURING CUBA CRISIS Pilot Says Red Jets Fled When They Made Contact _______ LLji In nntr ftf TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Soviet- built let fighters, some faster than the U.S. RF101 Voodoo re- connaissance planes sent on photo missions over Cuba last month, 'hightailed it" when they made contact with U.S. aircraft. "They never fired on us, they .jst hightailed said Lt. Col. Clyde B. East, 41, commanding officer ot the 29th Tactical Re- __.. of the 363rd Tactical Re-Flying connaissance Wing out of Shaw decorations Air Force Base at Sumter, S.C. were instrumental in pinpointing Communist nuclear missile bases Force and the U.S. Air Force, said in an interview that he spotted three types of MIG fight- ers while on missions over Cuba. "There were MIG21S, 19s _.. he said. East said the latter wo were slower than the Voodoo, which is capable of more than miles an hour. However, he said the MIG21 was faster. East, a native of Chatham, Va. received his fourth Distinguished Ky in Cuba. East was one of 15 pilots from the two squadrons decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross by Adm. Robert L. Dennison, com mander in chief of the Atlantic Fleet. Dennison was in charge of the activity connected with It. East, veteran of 21 yean of Medals awarded, Pg. W-A sions in any detail because of se- curity restrictions. They could not reveal At speed jf their flights, altitude or num- ber of missions. Those decorated Wednesday were: Lt. Col. Joe M. O'Grady, and Tulsa, Okla., commanding officer of the 20th Reconnaissance fauad- ron; Capt. Arthur W. Berkshwn, Houston, Tex.; Capt. George W. Bernert, Shelton, Wash.; Capt Jack C. Bowland, Sunland, Calif.; Capt. Thomas B. Estes, Eubank, Capt. Thomas L. Hennagan, Star and the Air Medal with 41 clusters. The 15 pilots were cited for low level photo reconnaissance mis sions over Cuba from Oct. 23 Oct. 29. East'said some of the planes were fired on by antiaircraft bat teries on the ground, but none was hit. "No one was hit or he said. There were no narrow el- However, East and the other minions were Bobby J. Martin, Throckmorton, Tex.; Capt. Bryon t. Marvin, Mi- ami, Fla. is- Capt. Simon W. C. Moses, Lake to Charles, La.; Capt. Carl K. Over- jtreet, Bedford, Va.; Capt. Gordon Palenius, St. Petersburg, Fit.; Capt. James B. Paysoo, Mluoula, Mont.; and Capt. Albert 0. Rogers, FishkiU, N.Y. Capt. Edwin L. Atterburjr, of Dallas. who waa tranehrred to Uon, France, shortly after the t ..t__________ i al iai ;