The Taylor Daily Press (Taylor, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 335, Ed. 1 Monday, January 15, 1962 Page: 1 of 6
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Fair - Cold
Fair weather today and tonight with a freeze tonight.
Clouds increasing and warmer Tuesday.
Today’s Range: 27-50. Tomorrow’s Range: 26-62.
Yesterday’s High: 70. Rainfall: 0.
Sunrise: 7:28 a.m. Sunset: 5:53 p.m.
Moonrise Tuesday: 2:49 p.m. Moonset: 3:46 a.m.
Lake Levels: Travis: 666:73’. Buchanan: 1006:70’.
U. S. Weather Bureau Forecast for
Taylor and Williamson County
TAYLOR, TEXAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 1962
(#) — Associated Press
Price Five Cents
FFA Youth Hails Opportunity
On'weekend Afforded by Taylor Stock Show
Two persons were injured in
three weekend accidents and six
juveniles were apprehended in
connection with a shoplifting
spree involving six business
firms. A theft case also was re-
Mrs. John Anthony Pernice of
’’Cameron suffered several lacera-
tions about the head and face
and chest injuries at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday when the 1955 Ponliac
driven by her husband was in
Collision in Thrall with a 1950
Ford driven by William Dalton
Gray of Thorndale.
Pernice received minor abras-
ions about the head. Mr. and
Mrs. Pernice were taken to
Johns Hospital for treatment.
Highway Patrolman Norman
Autrey said the Pernice car was
going east on U.S. 79 inside
Thrall. The Ford was entering
U.S. 79 from the south and was
making a right turn attempting
to go east.
The Pontiac hit, the Ford in
the rear, causing heavy damage
to both cars, Autrey said.
Gray and his wife, who was
riding with him, were uninjured.
The six white juveniles involv-
ed in the shoplifting spree were
apprehended in a clubhouse in
one of the boy’s back yard, Chief
of Police A. O. “Pete” Schieir
said. The youths ranged in age
from 12 to 15.
They have been released in
the custody of their parents and
ino other action is anticipated,
according to the police chief.
The juveniles took such items
as spray paint, transistor radios,
tope, golf balls, knife, cigarette
'lighters, hammer, locks, camera
flash lights, tire gage and
traps. Value of all the items
iken was estimated at a little
over $50 by Chief Schier.
It all started Saturday morning
when E. E. Franklin, manager
of McCrory’s, caught a group of
small boys picking up various
items, Schier said. Other stores
involved were Prewitt Hardware,
Needham-Schwenker, H. E. B.,
House’s and Brunner & Williams.
Williamson County Equipment
Co. reported today that a radio
was taken from a truck on the
firm’s parking lot sometime last
week. The discovery was made
Saturday, police said.
A 1959 Chevrolet driven by
George Clark, 618 Symes Street,
and a 1962 International tractor
driven by Tony Valdez, 209 Doak,
were involved in a minor acci-
dent Saturday at 2:43 p.m. in the
600 block of Symes Street.
Valdez was dbing street repair
work with the tractor. Clark was
going north on Symes, when Val-
dez drove his tractor into the
Clark oar. Damage was minor1 to
Clark’s car, and there was no
damage to the tractor.
A parked 1963 Chevrolet owned
by Marvin Schroder, 913 North
Main, was involved in a minor
collision at 5:50 p.m. Saturday
at Fifth and Vance.
Police said the Schroeder car
was parked on Vance. The other'
Car involved was a 1955 Ply-
mouth driven by Howard Baker,
Police said Baker, going north
n Vance, met another car and
ideswiped the Schroeder car.
However, the Schroeder car was
not damaged. The impact caused
minor damage to Baker’s vehicle.
GETTING READY — Morris Zieschang of Thrall
is shown here with the calf he will enter in the FFA
Livestock Show Friday and Saturday at Taylor Com-
mission Co. Scores of youngsters are grooming their
animals for the big event.
—Taylor Press Staff Photo
Cotton Farmers to Hear
A&M Research Officials
Williamson County farmers will
have the opportunity Tuesday to
hear four A&M College officials
discuss the very latest research
information on cotton production.
It’s the annual meeting spon-
sored by the county crops com-
mittee, to be held atel:30 p.m.
at the Taylor SPJST Hal.
Fred Elliott, cotton work spe-
cialist, will discuss cotton varie-
ties, grass and weed control and'
the use of defoliants and desic-
cants in preparing cotton for har-
John Box, agronomist, will dis-
cuss fertilizer and its application
and the importance of soil testing.
B. G. Reeves will talk on
agriculture preparation for gin-
And C. F. Gamer, entomologist
will discuss insects and their con-
John Vernon Stiles, committee
chairman, will call for a report
from communities on the need
for “insect checking service.”
The meeting is expected to last
about two hours.
Chief Is Honored
W. F. Voelker, chairman of the
board of supervisors of the Taylor
Soil Conservation District, was
presented with a gold pin in rec-
ignition of having served as a
district supervisor for 2(3 years at
the state meeting of the Associa-
tion of Texas Soil Conservation
Districts which was held in San
Antonio Jan. 10-12.
Voelker was one of the 26 dis-
trict supervisors in Texas who
were presented with 20 year pins.
The presentation was made by
W. S. Gibbs, president of the
Association of Texas Soil Conser-
vation Districts. Don Williams,
administrator of the' Soil Conser-
vation Service, Washington, D.C.,
was the principal speaker at this
meeting of the Association.
Voelker has served as a super-
visor in the Taylor Soil Conserva-
tion District continuously since
(SEE SOIL, Page 6)
T exas N e wsman T ravels
In Quest of a Camel
VICTORIA <® — A Victoria Ad-
vocate reporter leaves today on
a month-long trip to Australia in
quest of a camel.
James T. Carter is making the
trip as a representative of the
Trail of Six Flags Association.
The association members are the
mayors of the South Texas cities
of Victoria, Cuero, Goliad, Refu-
gio, Port Lavaca and Edna_
Carter also is traveling by ap-
pointment of Gov. Price Daniel
as a special around-the-world am-
bassador for Texas.
Carter is making the trip to
boost Texas and especially the
Victoria area as a tourist attrac-
His idea is to bring a camel
to Texas to commemorate an ear-
ly-day attempt to use the hump-
ed animals in the Southwest for
U.S. Army transportation.
Sixty-two camels were shipped
to Indianola, Texas, at a cost of
$30,000. The use of the camels was
abandoned when the Civil War
Camels are subject to quaran-
tine for hoof and mouth disease
and can be rough! into the Unit-
ed States only from Norway, Ice-
land, New Zealand and Australia.
The governor of the state of
Victoria, Australia, offered a cam-
el as a gift after hearing of Cart-
Enroute to Australia Carter is
to step in. Kuwait to visit with
a shiek who offered a. camel
which could not be accepted be-
cause of the hoof and mouth dis-
“I’m going halfway around: the
world to thank a guy for some-
thing I can’t use,” Carter said.
“I thought, though, that since he
was nice enough to offer me a
camel, the least I could do would
be to stop by and say ‘thank
He will bring the Australian
camel to Honolulu via Auckland,
New Zealand, and Pago Pago
The camel will be left in Ha-
(See QUEST, Page 6)
Go On Sale
A limited number of tickets for
the annual Taylor Chamber of
Commerce banquet Jan. 23 went
on sale this afternoon at the
Manager Les Box said those
planning to attend should call
the C of C at EL2-2342 to make
reservations, or to come by the
office and pick up their tickets.
The chamber office will be the
only distribution point for the
“The usual capacity crowd is
expected,” Box said, in urging
those who plan to attend to make
their reservations as early as
Bob Murphy, attorney and coun-
selor of Nacogdoches, will be the
guest speaker. He said in a letter
to Box he hoped to make a talk
heavy on humor and spiced with
Ray P. Lewis will serve as
master of ceremonies.
Highlights of the banquet will
be the naming of the outstanding
citizen and master farmer of
THRALL—Seventeen - year - old
Morris Zieschang of Thrall is one
of scores of Williamson County
FFA boys who look forward to
the annual Future Farmers Live-
stock Show put on by the Taylor
Chamber of Commerce.
Morris and youngsters like him
from 10 FFA chapters from all
over the county have entered 301
animals in the annual show sch-
eduled Friday and Saturday at
the Taylor Commission Company
auction barn at Circlevilie.
“The Taylor show helps us in
our FFA work,” young Zieschang
said. “We get to show our pro-
jects that we have been working
The Thrall youth said the stock
show also teaches youngsters pa-
tience in working with their ani-
mals. “We have to work out our
schedules on when to study and
when to work on our projects,”
he said. “We spend a lot of time
after school and on weekends
getting our stock ready. We’re
always real busy for a week or so
just before the show. I know I’ve
been busy just about every after-
noon getting my entries ready.
Zieschang feels that participa-
tion in the stock show was taught
him that the livestock business
is profitable if the animals are
“The Taylor show itself has
been very profitable to me,” he
siaid. He was referring to the fact
that all four Yorkshire pigs he
has entered in the past two years
in the Taylor show have placed.
Last year he showed the re-
serve champion pig, and receiv-
ed $300 for the animal. He also
showed the third place pig.
The year before his Yorkshires
placed fifth and sixth. He reciev-
ed an average of about $80 for
This year he will enter six
pigs. Two of them will be Du-
rocs, the others Yorkshires. Two
are heavyweights and the others
ar e light and medium weight ani-
The Thrall High School senior
also will enter one Santa Ger-
trudis heifer in the' Taylor show.
He got the animal in a calf
scramble at the Houston stock
show last February. He has been
grooming her ever since for the
Taylor show. Ne!xt month he will
enter the heifer in the Houston
Morris, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Zieschang, also has been
successful in the Williamson
County Livestock Show at George-
Two years ago he entered two
Yorkshire pigs and placed them
both. They won seventh and
eighth places. Last year he en-
tered two more of the same1 kind
of pigs and they placed fourth
and fifth. This year he entered
one Duroc and it jvas judged as
the reserve champion.
Young Zieschang has ,been a
member of the Thrall FFA Chap-
ter for three and a half years.
Advisor is George Smith, voca-
tional agricultural teacher.
Zieschang, who hopes to be
able to go to A&M College and
major either in animal husband-
ry or veterinary medicine, re-
ceived his lone Star Farmer De-
gree last year primarily for out-
standing work with his livestock
projects. This is the highest state
award an FFA youth can receive.
Last year Zieschang served as
vice president of his FFA chap-
ter. He was chapter advisor his
(See SHOW, Page 6)
Seen for North
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Skies cleared over almost all
Texas Monday but the weather-
man forecast light snow for mid-,
week in Northwest and North
Low temperatures Monday
morning ranged from 7 degres
at Dalhart in the upper Panhan-
dle to 51 at Brownsville.
A little warmer weather was
forecast for Tuesday.
Moderate to light rain fell in
some points in the eastern half
of the state.
Texarkana reported 1.04 inches
in the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m.
Other measurements were Hous-
ton .43 inch, Galveston .08, Beau-
mont .49, Dallas .10, Lufldn .64,
Tyler .41 and College Station .14.
Low temperatures included Am-
arillo 15, Lubbock 15, Laredo 41,
San Antonio 34', Houston 37, Aus-
tin 31, Dallas 26, Abilene 13, San
Angelo 19 and Texarkana 28.
Small craft warnings were
raised along the coast from east
of Port Arthur to Morgan City,
La., for shifting winds becoming
15 to 30 knots early Monday.
An eighth Houston baby died
from effects of the cold front that
hit the state last week. Ray An-
thony Smith, 9 weeks, died in a
hospital Sunday. Another child
died of frostbite and six others
of bronchial pneumonia because
of the unusual cold weather.
Also at Houston, Mrs. Rosa Lee
Johnson, 72, was found dead in
her home Sunday and an autopsy
was ordered to determine if she
was a victim of the midweek cold
In the Lower Rio Grande Val-
ley, juice concentrate plants op-
erated around the clock as grow-
ers rushed in citrus fruit in an
effort to salvage something from
the frozen crop
“We had a line a mile long at
one time today,” a plant spokes-
man at Weslaco said. “We are
taking care of them as fast as we
Citrus experts predicted the
growers might salvage as much
as $4 million from the industry
already said to have suffered a
$19 million loss from last week’s
record low temperatures. The es-
timlate only takes into account the
fruit and not possible damage to
Citrus men hoped that only mi-
nor damage occurred to trees.
Most felt some young trees suf-
fered' but the extent is not be-
lieved to be as great as first an-
ticipated. They generally agreed
that the next few weeks should
tell the tale of damage to groves.
Some vegetable men were op-
timistic that they might be able
to salvage a portion of such crops
as carrots, lettuce and green on-
ions. Other tender crops were
generally written off earlier.
Boat Sunk by Dutch
In Guinea Waters
Fire Destroys Historic
SULPHUR, Qkla. (/P) — Fire de-
stroyed the historic old Artesian
Hotel overnight and for a time
threatened nearby buildings.
Owner Carl Thetford said the
10 or 12 guests escaped. In warm-
er months, the 60-room hotel is
lull to capacity with persons here
for sulphur baths.
Revises Old Custom
Eanes to Head
G'town C of C
William R. Eanes, president of
the First National Bank, George-
town, was elected president of
the1 Georgetown Chamber of Com-
merce at a meeting of the Board
J. P. Kerr, president of the
Georgetown Railroad Co. was
The new directors to serve dur-
ing the coming year are: Thomas
Mann, Pat Spurlock, John Rosen-
blad, Andy Prude, Basil Phillips,
and J. P. Kerr. They will be' in-
stalled at the annual banquet
held at Southwestern University
Eanes has been president of
the First National Bank, since
1959, succeeding his father in
that position. He has three child-
ren, the oldest of whom is a
senior in high school. He served
(See EANES, Page 6) _ I
Herring Schedules Levee'
During Day as Governor
State Senator Charles F. Herr-
ing of Austin will receive a hos-
pitable custom of years gone by
when he serves as “Governor
for a Day” Jan. 22.
He will hold a public “levee”
in the state Capitol — a day-long
reception for everybody who
wants to drop in, shake hands and
stay awhile. The informal occas-
ion recalls the first social affair
in the big, white-columned Gover-
nor’s Mansion — a levee given
by Governor E. M. Pease in
Herring, who was elected pres-
ident pro tern of the Senate at
the opening of the present speo
ial session of the Texas Legis-
lature, is also acting lieutenant
governor. He will function as the
state’s chief executive when Gov-
ernor Price Daniel leaves the
state for a day.
“Governors for a Day” are us-
ually honored in Austin at an
elaborate dinner, replete with
speeches, to mark their particu-
lar day in the office. Herring de-
cided to forego the customary
banquet in favor of a simple day-
time reception in the governor’s
offices in the state capital build
The doors will be open to visi-
tors from 9 a.m. to noon and
from 2 to 5 p.m.
“This day will be memorable
for Mrs. Herring and me if our
friends share it with us,” Herr-
ing said. “And there isn’t a bet-
ter way to say it than ‘you all
No formal invitations are being
But Senator and Mrs. Herring
were reminded of the early-day
“levee” comparable to today’s
popular open house — by a his-
toric memento that appeared
among the Pease1 papers in the
Austin Public Library. This wias
the invitation which Governor
Pease extended for a reception
on Aug. 23, 1856, soon after he
(See HERRING, Page 6) j
CAPE CANAVERAL UP) — A
huge space balloon broke apart
hundreds of miles above the
Atlantic today a sit was inflating
to the size of a 13-story building.
The breakup of the big bal-
loon—dubbed “Big Shot” — show-
ered several pieces of aluminum
coated plactic into the ocean
about 600 miles southeast of the
Cape. The pieces, illuminated
brilliantly by the rays of the ris-
ing sun, provided a spectacular
show for observers^
The 500-pound bundle of plastic
sheeting was folded neatly in a
canister in the nose of a Thor
rocket which blasted off at 6:06
a.m. in an experiment aimed at
testing techniques for launching
an advanced Echo communica-
A few minutes after the launch,
the National Aueronautics and
Space Administration announced
that the balloon had separated
from the Thor and had started
to inflate. But a short while later
the space agency said that the
balloon had split.
After viewing a television film,
officials theorized that perhaps
the sphere carried too much resi-
dual air which caused it to ex-
pand too quickly.
The tv film, relayed from a
camera in the Thor booster,
showed vividly the separation of
the canister from the rocket,
opening of the canister with one-
half slipping off into space and
sudden inflation of the balloon and
the almost immediate ripping.
The tear first appeared about
three seconds after inflation, and
immediately split the balloon into
Newsmen viewed the film at a
Officials said the film was much
clearer than expected and that it
was among the best footage of
type ever relayed from a space
Walter Bressette, a project of-
fiial, said the expansion of the
balloon was much more rapid
than anticipated, indicating that
perhaps an overdose of air had
been placed in the sphere before
launching to help the inflation.
Actually, the amount of air was
very small. The main inflation
was caused by 50 pounds of sub-
limating powder which turned to
gas in space.
An attempt also was under way
to recover a 16-mm movie cam-
era which ejected from th eThor
and parachuted into the sea. The
package caxying the movie cam-
era was sighted floating in the
ocean about 200 miles northeast
of San Salvador about an hour
after the launching. This film
would provide a clearer picture
of what happened to the big
Newsmen at the cape saw the
beginning of the inflation process
as the sun reflected off the gleam-
ing surface. The balloon at first
appeared as a solitary star drift-
ing slowly upward in the dark,
Suddenly, several other bright
objects appeared to suround it.
Observers thought initially that
Ihese might be parts of the rock-
et and the canister which harried
the folded balloon.
The fragments climbed upward
for approximately the intended
maximum altitude of 950 miles be-
fore starting a quick descent,
leaving wavy vapor trails in their
“Big Shot” was to have inflat-
ed to a diameter of 135 feet,
which would have miade it the
largest—but not the heaviest—
space vehicle ever sent aloft.
NASA lias a backup Thor and
balloon and experts to repeat the1
shot as seen as today’s trouble
If the second shot is success-
ful, a similar sphere will be roc-
keted into orbit later this year as
TO SPEAK TO EDITORS—Col.
Barney Oldfield, chief informa-
tion officer of the North Ameri-
can Air Defense Command, will
address the Texas Associated
Press Managing Editors Assoc-
iation at its convention in Tyler
HOLLYWOOD ffi — Ernie K6-
vacs, the mustachioed comedian
who once said every moment of
life should be enjoyed, lived and
treasured, will be buried today
with simple Presbyterian rites.
Ernie often said he didn’t want
to leave with the usual fanfare of
Hollywood funerals, so his widow,
singer Edie Adams, arranged the
brief church rites and private
burial at Forest Lawn’s Hollywood
Hills Cemetery. There will be no
The 42-year-old comedian was
killed early Satursday when his
compact station wagon skidded
into a telephone pole.
Jack Lemmon, Frank Sinatra,
Dean Martin, Billy Wilder, Dick
Quine and Joe Mikailos will be ac-
tive pallbearers. Kovacs’ father,
Andrew Kovacs, and the comedi-
an’s brother, Tom Kovacs, will be
Miss Adams, badly shaken by
the accident and under heavy se-
dation, was able to leave her bed
Sunday. She spent some time with
the Kovacs’ three children and
with her mother, who flew here
from Englewood, N.J.
The two older girls, Betty, 15,
and Kippie, 13—Kovacs’ daughters
(See KITES, Page 6)
HOLLANDIA, New Guina Tues-
day (ffl — An Indonesian motor
torpedo boat has been sunk by
Dutch warships in Dutch terri-
torial waters off New Guinea, a
Navy spokesman said today.
The engagement took place
when Dutch partol vessels encoun-
tered a number of Indonesian mo-
tor torpedo boats, the Navy
spokeaman said. He had no infor-
mation on the fate of the other
intruding torpedo boats.
The Dutch News Agency in The
Hague said the engagement took
place Sunday night.
Indonesia has threatened to
seize West New Guinea by force
if it cannot win the island by
diplomacy and Dutch officials re-
port infiltration by small bands
of Indonesians already has begun.
A Dutch official at Biak report-
ed some Indonesian infiltrators
have been killed in skirmishes
with Dutch patrols.
The Navy spokesman said pa-
trol craft encountered the tor-
pedo boats off the south coast
near Etna Bay. This is a region
within easy range of some of the
eastern Indonesian islands be-
lieved used as a base for infiltra-
tion into West New Guina.
It was not clear how many ves-
sels were engaged in the encount-
A Navy spokesman at The Ha-
gue said it is unlikely that the
Dutch naval task force, which set
out for the Caribbean, would be
directed toward New Guinea be-
cause this would take too much
A spokesman for the Dutch De-
fense Ministry refused to com-
ment when asked whether the en-
counter me'ant an actual state of
war between the Netherlands and
The Hollandia naval chief,
Cmdr. R. M. Elbers, was quoted
as saying the Dutch ships opened
fire only after sending a number
of warning rounds. He added that
one Indonesian vessel—'believed to
be a motor torpedo boat-—was
sunk and the other Indonesian
Best guessing was that the In-
donesian raft operated from Am-
boina, a small island off Geran,
about 150 miles from the nearest
New Guinea point.
The Amsterdam newspaper
Nieuws Van de Dag quoted the
Dutch naval chief of staff in Hol-
landia as saying the Indonesian
naval force numbered four or five
Hendrik Assink, district officer
(See BOAT, Page 6)
- LATE NEWS BRIEFS
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CONGO PARLIAMENT CENSURES GIZENGA
LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo — The Congo Parlia-
ment by an overwhelming majority censured Antoine
Gizenga today for his defiance of the central Congo
government. The pro-Communist deputy premier was
a virtual prisoner of U. N. Congolese forces encircling
his residence in Stanleyville.
25 DIE VIOLENTLY IN STATE
At least 25 persons died violently in Texas during
the weekend. Traffic accidents claimed 16 lives. The
other victims died in fires, shootings, stabbings and
Library donations have been
received in memory of L. I’.
Wolf, J. C. McCullough and J.
BASHIR AHMAD GETS PICKUP TRUCK
KARACHI, Pakistan — A pickup truck with two
cases of spare parts and a complete tool box was for-
mally handed to Pakistan camel driver Bashir Ahmad
today by U. S. Ambassador William Rountree and the
local Ford representative.
CATHOLICS OPPOSE RISING PAGANISM
VATICAN CITY — The Roman Catholic Church
ecumenical council will take a firm stand against ris-
ing currents of paganism, a communique announced
today. The communique was issued by the council’s
central preparatory commission at its third session.
HOUSE ACTION DUE ON ROAD BILL
AUSTIN — The House moved today toward a pos-
sible vote on the Senate-passed farm to market road
bill. Representatives convened minutes after the House
Agriculture Committee, under urging from Gov. Price
Daniel and others, sent the bill to the floor with a “do
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