Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas on April 17, 1962 · Page 13
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Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas · Page 13

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if* mm ~$M Officials PAGE ONE ABILENE, TEXAS, TUBS. MORNING, APRIL 17,1962 SECTION B Meatfly Lake Kirby Body Careful CTOM checking by two local police officers Monday led to th« positive identification of · body found near Lake Kirby April 8. Police Identification Officer Lt. Grover Chronister Identified the body at that of Bonnie Lewis Stump, 39, a native of Archer City. Records show that Stump was arrested here on a vagrancy charge Jan. 22 and was wanted by two other Texas cities on warrants alleging check swindling. Routine fingerprinting done by local officers when Stump was arrested on the vagrancy count pul a card in the police file which eventually proved the key in the mystery. He had served time in the Oklahoma Penitentiary for robbery by firearms. Positive identification of the Air Police liaison man, began a body came after experts with the careful examination of sonie 100 STRANGE PET FOR WISCONSIN -- Sk ip Schmitz, exchange student from Manitowoc, Wis., displays a horned toad he picked up while in West Texas this past week. He and other exchange students are shown as they prepared to depart for nome Monday. Other Manitowoc student s, at least partially westernized with western hats, display their interest in the cr eature of the west. (Staff Photo) FOR PRIMARY HERE Voting Campaign Plans Reported AFL - CIO Local 920 apparently cal's effort to "get out the voters' will be conducted by volunteers. Both pointed out that the plan ned telephone campaign is not un usual. "We have done this for a long time and your newspapei knows it," Whatley told a report r. Whatley and Mrs. Suggs agreec that the local, which has about 200 members, has not and is not planning to endorse any of HIP candidates running in local races er. "The local seldom makes en dorsements on the local level,' Whatley said. Is planning an expanded telephone campaign to get voters to the polls for the May 5 primary, but union officials declined Monday afternoon to give any indication of how ·trong the effort will be. According to a reliable source, an undisclosed number of telephone trunk,lines have been installed at the local's headquarters ·t 3909 S. 1st St. in recent days. There are further indications that the additional telephones would be used in the union's Com- jntttre On Political Education (COPE) program. The committee has evidenced considerable power at the polls in the past. Officials of the local split on whether the lines existed or not. COPE Secretary Elaint Suggs confirmed the reoort of the additional lines, a point denied by Local Business Manager Herman Vhatley. Whatley, questioned about the report Monday afternoon, said no trunk lines have been installed. He said, however, that one additional telephone has been installed, making three available to Office personnel. He said the third telephone has been installed in the hall outside the local's business office. What- no Vtaken"over"the responsibility lev said then- are no nlans. to in- of training ou t.of-work citizens to its!! any additional telephones. CROSSROADS E Dear Editor: I see where the government ha; Mrs. Suggs acknowledged the report of the installation, but declined to specify the number of lines installed or when they were installed. "I can't say," she told a newsman. Questioned further on this point, she said she knows the number, but she refused to make it, public. $he said there are no plans to hire personnel for the telephone solicitation plan. "Not unless sotn'eone.gives us $2,000 or so." *he.said. Mrs. Suggs and Whatley agreed hi separate interviews that the lo- be useful. My progressite neighbor says now maybe the common people can get some benefit from Washington's knack for making economics experts, African experts, and other necessities, out of practical ly any material on a moment'] notice. Says the same system ought to turn out expert auto mechanics, dishwashers, etc., also, without them having to fool around with learning, D. E. SCOTT Crossroads, U. S. A 3 Sentenced For Merkel Show Thefts Three Abilenians arrested last week in connection with wire and electronics equipment thefts from a Merkel drive-in theater pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Monday in Taylor County Courtat-Law. Johnnie Frankland Taylor Jr., 17, Ronnie McCutchen, 29, and Robert Strasser, 41, all of 1886 Briarwood were fined and sentenced to county jail on theft charges. The case had been under investigation since last Friday. The trio was arrested by Deputy Sheriffs Henry Martin and Jack Y. Neely after a preliminary investigation. Information of the case was first given 42nd Dist. Ally. Nelson Quinn on the belief that the alleged theft might be a felony. More complete investigation disclosed the total loss was less than $50. Judge Theo Ash varied punishment for the three. Taylor was fined $50 and sentenced to 10 days in jail. McCutchen $75 and 20 days and Strasser $100 and 45 days. Two fines of $100 each and jail terms of 15 and 20 days were ordered Monday in the case of Dwight Knox of 2501 Grape. Knox pleaded guilty on two charges of driving while intoxicated, both based on arrests made during the weekend by Abilene police. Felix Charvez Jr., 18, of 541 Ash, Alvonso Gonzalez, 17, of 538 Cottonwood and Cruz Loza Munoz, 17. of 856 N. Treadaway were fined $100 each on charges of being minors in possession of beer. Drivng while license suspended convictions against Donald Lee Wilson of Lubbock and Monroe Clayton Taylor of Big Spring brought fines of $50 and $100, respectively. Both pleaded guilty. A $10 fine was levied aginst J. L. Garner of 5381 S. 7th after the man pleaded guilty to check swindling. BONNIE LEWIS STUMP . . . Lake Klitjr Mr Department of Public Safety in Austin had given up and turned the case over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Lt. Chronister said it appears would fit prints taken from (lie DPS experts failed to match fingerprint classification material because of an apparent error in classification symbols used to code the prints. A report of the department's findings arrived in Abilene Mon- dnv with the notation that the body was still unidentified. Notins the possible error, Lt. Chronister and S. Sgt. Jim Wall, Money Presented To Local Center The Primary Department of the First Christian Church Sunday School gave $25 to the West Texas Rehabilitation Center from its love offering Sunday. Receiving the money as a representative of the center was a patient, Linda Singleton, 5 - year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Weidon W. Singleton of 3560 N. 10th St. fingerprint classification cards filed in a similar category. Early Monday afternoon they found a classification card which body with only one change'in the six symbols used to classify the dead man's prints. This information was relayed to DPS officials in Austin and they agreed with the Abilene officers' findings after carefully checking their records. Little information about Stump was available except that he was unemployed at the time of his vagrancy arrest here. He listed his occupation as a cement finish- el. FBI records on Stump show he had been arrested in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and Colorado on various charges over the past 20 years. Lt. Chronister said the cause of Stump's death has not been determined. An autopsy was performed April 9, but no report has been forwarded by the pathologist. The body was discovered near the Lake Kirby dam by two teenage boys. Auto-Train Crash Settlement Made Survivors and relatives of four persons killed in a Dec. 29, 1961, car-train crash here were awarded an $11,800 settlement in 42nd District Court Monday. Monte 0. Johnson, his wife, Ethel, David Johnson, Ferdinand Alfano and LaDonna Alfano were recipients of the award in a compromise settleTient with the Texas and Pacific Railroad. The two men, both Army sergeants, were assigned to operations of the 5th Nike - Hercules JMissile Battalion at Dyess after the two families moved to Abilene in August of 1961. Settlement of the case was made and judgments ordered by Judge J. R. Black after facts and law of the case were presented him by attorneys. Judge Black set a $6,800 award for the Alfanos and $5,000 for the Johnsons. There also was a $200 award to the insurance carrier of the car which was demolished in the crash. Mrs. Johnson was driver of the 1958 Mercury station wagon carrying two Johnson children, Mrs. Alfano and her three daughters. The accident happened at the Shelton St. grade crossing of TP tracks between N. and S. 1st. Witnesses at the scene of the tragedy said the car was traveling west on S. 1st before it turned on Shelton St. into the path of the Texas Eagle No. 1, which had pulled out of the Abilene passenger station moments before the crash. Pronounced dead at the scene was Patricia Ann Alfano, 3. Marty Dan Johnson, 3, died six hours after the accident at Hendrick Memorial Hospital. The five survivors were flown to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio on Dec. 30 by the Air Force. Rosalinda Alfano, 5, twin sister of LaDonna, died there Jan. 1, one day after the death of her mother. Like Father, Son Enters Air Force An Abilene man followed in the footsteps of his father Monday; ·hen he enlisted in the U. S. Alrj Force. Larry J. Miller, 19, is the son of Senior M-Sgt. and Mrs. L. G. Mil-! of 105 New York St. at Dyess j AFB. 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