Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on June 28, 1961 · Page 4
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8-DEL RIO (Texas) NEWS-HERALD, Wednesday, June 28, 1961 *ll ~ f ;:; IV •'• * Buck-Passmg For Texas Tower By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON \\.-»,Sni.vtri'ON (AP)—A Senate report .today sternly criticized (he i^'avy and the designers and build- ors of Urn radar "Texas Tower" that collapsed in "a bliz/.ard arid carried all hands — 28 men — to their deaths. The report — which added that •tlu- Air Force must also shoulder ii* share ot the blame—bitinftly referred to • "buckpassing" and "the hod^c-podge of indecision." Tlic terrific forces of winds and waves were clearly miscalculated, the report said. i he , r >.iK»!'-lon stt'ol structure, perched like a qinnt thrco-legfied <tf,rn in upon sea 80 mi IPS off the Ne'.v .Jersey eoasi, was battered and driven to ocean bottom last .Ian. If) l.y yalr winds and waves. Farlior this- month, the Air Force ordered Col. William M. J>;inks to stand court-martial, charged ~ vv itli beinn derelict 'in duty in connection with the tragedy. Hanks was in command of the Huston Air Defense center and the loi>i'! «'as- part of its radar network. The Air Force said Hanks had f.'iik-ii ui keep himself appraised of the- If.ver's situation. The court -mnrtial's date ha.s not been announced, except that it .will start after ,liib- 1,7'al Stewart Air Force 'liasc, N.V. • . v !n a separate report discussing the official findin.es. Sen. John S't-rnnfs. O-.Miss.. chairman of ihe Defense Preparedness subcommittee, said a careful examination of expert witnesses "reveals that the design criteria, upon which the final structural intejirily was 'to be based, was clearly, inadequate." - "This inadequacy must be charged to the Navy's fiureau of Yards and Docks and ihe structural design engineers." Slennis said in commenting on the 'committee's unanimous report. Despite numerous warnings from the creaking lower — known officially as No. -I and unofficially as "Old Shakcy' —• Stenni.-, said the Air Force had M of its men and an equal number of civilian repairmen on. it when it finally buckled into ihe Atlantic. "The Air Force was eh!<>:jjahle with the responsibility for Hie safely -und woll-beint^ of the personnel on board the lower, both civilian and military, and must accept n substantial portion of Die blame," Slennis continued. The tower had Iwic-e been battered by hurricanes but both ihe 4.1-pase report nnd' Steiiuis >ai<f .the hii!£e lower was donmrd as early as June IP'M, when 'litniassivf: steel slruciurc v.,is da:n- a.2«?d while bein;~ 'lowed to its Atlantic site. The report s-nid the .Vnvy officer in charge- of COILS!ruction. Ihe contractor and iho "iicsi'zn engineer's all disclaimed respon- sibilitv for n decision nqanist Tale Of World's , •• t Cleanest Coyote SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A mangy coyote showed up at the home of Mrs. D. C. Hutson and got the surprise of his ornery life. Mis. Hutson approached, the problem with a scrub brush and .a box of soap flakes. Said Mrs. Hutson: "I just gave him a bath." Now Mrs. Hutson, who ' thought the animal was a clog, believes she may be the only living woman ever to bathe a wild Texas/coyote. She said "He didn't act quite natural." The coyote, a sandy-haired youngster, also seemed to abhor humanity. He raced into the garage at the sight of Mrs. Hutson and her two children Gary, 11 and Barbara 1 , 7. As for the family dog, Prince, the woman said: "Boy, they really didn't jive together." But lite slinky intrlider had a hankering for dog food, which seemed to ke^p.him around since last Thursday, Then Mrs. Hutson dumped' him into the hathtub again a'ndj she said, "He really showed his wild streak then." '.. Policeman G. S. Connell was called to deal with the unwilling bafher. Connell pro.nouncc'd him a wild coyote. The zoo has in 'captivity today what is believed to be. the world's cleanest coyote. " ank tow.ins; the multimillion • dollar structure back to port for repairs. StennLs termed this "another example of the hodye-podfic of indecision -.- or buck - passing, if you will." Bui he said inve.stipalins senators unanimously agreed "that I he Xavy cannot escape or avoid responsibility for the decision to renair ihe .structure at sea." He called this "Ihe point of no return and the lime at which Ihe f;He of tho tower was scaled," Rites Set Friday For Alpine Leader ALPINE, T<ix. (AP)—Fmu'rnl. services are set for 2 p.m. Friday for Don C.. Littleton, civic lender and Baptist layman of Alpine, who died iti a hospital Tuesday, Burial will be in' Marfa cemetery. • Manager here for Hie West Texas Utilities Co., Littleton was also a director of (lie Wesl Texas Chamber of Commerce, lie was a member of !lie First Baptist Church 01' Alpine. New Mexico Search For Plane Called Off ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The search in New Mexico for a missing California plane .has been called off by the Civil Air Patrol. flic New" Mexico CAP covered a 22,000 .square mite area in searching for the plane, piloted by Harold Wright of Inglcwood, Calif. Wright left Amarillo last week and hasn't been seen since. READ THK GL-.-iSSIFTKn AOS . A (iermah chemist, Adreas MarRgraf, proved in 1747 that beet root stored pure surcrosc thai could be crystallized. Notes Exchanged On Bracerp Pact MEXICO C1YT lAP) — Notes were exchanged today between the Mexican minister • of foreign relations and U,S. Ambassador Thomas .Mann regarding a six- monlli extension of the bracero agreement between the two countries. The agreement will remain in force to Dec. 31. The temperature of a -star controls its 'color, which may be red, yellow, white or blue. A red star may. have a temperature of 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit but a , blue- white star goes -^ip to 00,000 degrees. 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