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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               QPfje Ibflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 95 PAGE ONE EL PASO Convention wise- crack everybody was claiming: "I'm going to introduce a res- olution that ought to please both extremes back home. "I am going to introduce a resolution to impeach Earl War- ren and to admit Red China to the United Nations." The heat rivaled Juarez as topic of discussion at the state Democratic gathering in El Paso County Coliseum Tuesday. "This is certainly the hottest convention Democrats have had in said Bob Herren of Haskell, one of the few delegates hardy enough to keep on his coat. The coliseum has no air condi- tioning. It does have some larae fans installed high in the walls which keen at least upper air moving. Only trouble, when the fans were on. the Democrats couldn't hear. So the convention was one of alternate hearing for a moment, breathing for a bit, then hearing again. The Democrats did much to unbalance international trade during convention weekend with the expenditures in Juarez night clubs. The quality of the talent pre- sented at the various shows was something of a surprise. One of the most popular acts was that of Beverly St. Lawrence, singer and pianist who once appeared at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. Beenian Fisher. Fort Worth, president of Texas Electric Service Company, hosted a Jua- rez party for a group of his for- mer home towners at Colorado City. "Never saw a place where you could spend a night so said sleepy-eyed Dist. Judge El- don Mahon, one of Fisher's guests. Democrats followed democrat- ic processes in feeding dele- gates during the convention. Even party dignitaries stood in line. National Committeeman By- ron Skeiton of Temple had one of the longest waits. He got caught in a crush around a hot dop stand and was passed over several times by confused ven- dors, but he finally made it: hot dog. Democrats from the Abilene section of Texas were much in evidence at the official proceed- ings. As retiring State Democratic Chairman. Ed Connally of Abi- lene opened the meeting and presided until election of Dolph Briscoe of tlvalde as temporary chairman. Randall Jackson of Baird was chairman of the convention's committee on canvassing and party nominees. Highway Commissioner Hal Woodward of Coleman was elected the convention's perma- nent chairman and Judge Mahon of Colorado City one of several vice chairmen. Woodward, in filling this high party honor, chaired the convention during reports of committees, the adop- tion of the campaign platform and the selection of the new ex- ecutive committee. He missed his schedule by five minutes. Woodward had said in advance it would take only an hour to grind through the pro- ceedings. It took an hour and five minutes. ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNIN -TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 1- ggg ggg-J QT H3MVW 6VX31 svmvo 3103 03 S31VS YOUNGEST DELEGATE NAPS Three week-old Patricia Ledbetter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace R. Ledbetter of Graham, naps as the State Democratic Convention got underway at El Paso Tuesday. Her parents are delegates from Young County. (AP Wire- photo) Dem Convention Hits Labor Snag Related stories, Pg. 2-B By GARTH JONES EL PASO Connally carried out his plans Tuesday for one of the shortest, most harmon- ious state Democratic conventions in recent Texas political with one exception. State labor leaders served no- tice a split over convention sup- port of Texas' so-called right-to- work laws might cost Connally official endorsement of unions in his gubernatorial campaign. "1 think the platform will best serve the most Connally said. "That's what we tried to write." In a brief pep talk to the new stale committee after the five- hour convention, Connally said: "I could not be more proud or pleased. As far as 1 know, this was the shortest convention in the recent history of the state Demo- cratic party. "There was less friction and less division than any convention I know anything about. "This is a hallmark of what a responsible convention should be. A platform plank calling for of the so-called right-to- work law brought the gubernato- rial nominee his only serious trouble of the day. State AFL-CIO President Hank Brown immediately called a state- wide meeting Oct. 13 in Austin to reconsider the tentative endorse- ment given Connally last July by labor leaders. NEWS INDEX Padre Island Bill Passed By Congress WASHINGTON (AP) The ong-pending bill to establish national seashore area on Padre sland was sent to the White louse Tuesday. The Senate completed congres- iional action on the measure by iccepting House amendments cut- ing the park from 88 to 81 miles. President Kennedy, who urged creation of the seashore area, is ixpected to sign the measure oon. The National Park Service will uild roads from the north and outh ends of the 117-mile-Iong sland and will service the area, 'he narrow island clings to the lf coast from Corpus Christi o Port Isabel, near Brownsville: Three separate measures to es- ablish the park were submitted t this session of Congress, all iy Texans. The Senate version, written by ien. Ralph Yarborough. D-Tex.. vould have allowed 88 miles of he island for the federal park. Reps. John Young and Joe Kil- ;ore, in whose districts Padre 'sland lies, offered bills for a 65- mile long area. They said many property owners urged the short- er length so more land would re- main available for private enter- >rises such as motels and res aurants. The cost of acquiring land is estimated at between and million. Conrad Wirth. director ol he National Park Service, had asked Congress' fast action befon costs rose. SECTION A Obituaries 4 Sports................6-8 Amusements..........8, 9 Oil news.............. 10 SECTION B Women's news.......... 3 Editoriols 4 Comics 5 TV Seoul 9 Radio-TV logs 9 Form news, markets..... 10 (AP Klreobolol EUGENE LOCKE Demo Chairman Brown said some portions of the platform Connally will follow in his general election campaign are "worthy of praise" but "severa planks are totally unacceptable to us.1' Some pre-convention plans to stage a floor fight over the plat form were discarded and the party document won adoption with only a scattering of "noes." Otherwise the convention fol lowed closely Connally's plans for a quick, harmonious gathering. Dallas oil man and attorney Eugene Locke, who also is Con nally's campaign manager, was named state Democratic chair man. succeeding J. E. Connally Abilene. Mrs. Alfred Negley. San Antonio, prominent Connallj booster, was named vice chair- man. Frank Erwin, Austin, Travis County Connally chairman, was marie secretary. The convention adopted, amic loud applause, a special recom mcndation that any member o! the state committee not support ing state nominees Nov. 6 coulc be ousted by fellow committee members. 24th Officers Elected Despite Howard Protest By KAHARYN DUFF Reporter Assistant Editor EL PASO Democrats of the J4th District selected a pre-dcter- mined list of party officers in a bread-neck, five-minute caucus on the convention floor Tuesday. This was done over the loud protest HI Of Howard Count. J, Ed Connally of Abilene was named committecman and Betty Slaton of Swcetwater committee woman as it had been decided in an informal caucus Monday night. Howard County's protest, its unhappy delegates said, was not (o much a protest of the officers, it was of its effort to win spot on the panel which the party platform. The Big Spring group is weigh- ted townrd organized labor. The had made a furilless of fort to have a hand in writing the the platform on which ppmncrnls will slate Capaign this full. The platform night supports the Texas right to work law. Howard Counlians had offered to swap out votes for other posts for a vote for their moninee for the platform committee. Alfred Goodson of Bis Spring, Inward floorleader, said he in- tended Tuesday to nominate Roscoe Cone as opponent to Con- nally if he could have gotten the floor. Cone was the delegate who staged a one-man walkout of the district meeting in protesting his dclcgaton's failure to get a goot in the door. Howard County appealed its protest to the parliamentary sec- of the convention and to1 Fhe committee on party affairs. Both appeals failed. With one exception, the official caucus Tuesday nominated and convention elected (he district approved at the Monday causcus. The only change a lion drafted convention was the substitution of L. A. Me Clanahan, Snyder real estat man, for Herb Feather, Snydei publisher, on the committee on credentials. Feather was not prc sent and Scurry chairman Fran Wilson offered the name of Me Clanahan. A. L. (Dusty) Rhodes of AM Icnc was elected caucus and McClanahan. Bill Senior Austin McLcoad of Colorado City Leon Thurman of Anson and Ma: Carriker of Roby were named t the committee posts. Immediately upon takinf over from retiring commttccman Morris Brooks, Rhodes asked fo !i motion to nominate the list h wns about to list, wt McClanahan subsitutcd, that har been approved the night before When Rhodes finished readin the list, motions lo approve i popped- Goodson (fieri to get the MA, Pf. I-A, Ctl. Auociated Prea (ff) ZW ins Landslide Victory in Election CHAIRMAN Peter O'Donnell, 38, of Dallas, vaves after he was named State Republican Chairman n Fort Worth Tuesday at the State Republican Con- ention. (AP Wirephoto) SOP Convention history's Biggest By RONNIE THOMPSON FORT WORTH Related story, Pg. 2-B us Texas Republicans wound up wim reduced taxes was The House version of the bill j their largest convention in history adoptecl he seashore Port Mansfield cut and luthorired S5 million to buy land. The southernmost 12 miles of the the Willacy-Cameron County line- will be split to leave the Laguna side of the island open to private development. Land between the mean high ide of the Gulf and a line 'eet to the west will be included n the seashore area. Tuesday, naming Peter O'Donnell state chairman and sounding re- peated cries for return of two- party rule to the state. O'Donnell, a 38-year-old Dallas investments broker, won unani- mous approval to the party's top administrative post by the more than enthusiastic delegates. The new chairman replaces Tad Smith of El Paso who stepped idown from the post voluntarily. Earlier, Sen. John Tower (R- Tex.) declared that "massive dis- enchantment with the Kennedy Administration will result in elec- tion of a Republican controlled House and substantial gains in the U.S. Senate. The Republican senator from Wichita Falls spoke after a rous- ng prediction of victory by Jack Cox. the party candidate for Mineral rights will remain with, However under a rules commit- private owners and the state of provision, Snljth will remain Texas will have jurisdiction over tidelands. The park service has said it ivill not attempt to build roads iver the entire seashore area be- cause of the near-impossible task of maintaining them from tide washouts. Sand dunes shifting across -oads were cited as another bar- to a trans-island highway. Sen. John Tower, R-Tex., had opposed both House and Senate versions of the bill. Bloodmobile At Brady Wednesday BRADY (RNS) The Red Cross Bloodmobile will make its :irst visit of the new fiscal year o Brady next Wednesday. Quota for the visit, based on the coun- ty's population, is blood. 76 pints of By participating in the Blood- mobile program, any resident of McCulloch County is entitled io free use of Red Cross blood when needed for medicinal pur- poses. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT COMMERCE WEATHER nVREAU (Weather Map, A-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Radius ol 40 miles! Clear lo partly cloudy with Wtle change in through Wednesday. Partly cloudy and a little cooler Thursday with wnltered afternoon and eveninn Ihundershowers. High Wed- nesday near 90. l.mv Wednesday to. Illjh Thursday near 85. North Central Texan Clenr to elondy Wednesday and Thursday. A lew thunder- ihowers Wednesday ntKhl. Cooler Thurs. lay. High Wednesday IW-95. Northwest Texas Clear to cloudy Wednesday and Thursday. A lew thunder, showers In Panhandle Wednesday after- noon. Wanner south, cooler extreme north Wednesday, 'll.h wvinesday man w, TEMPERANCES tilth ami low for 71-houm 9 p.m. s.7 and ft. Hllh and low same ffale last year: DO Pumel'lart nllM: 5.-.M-, sunrta today. sunset tnnlfltt: T reading al 9 P.m.: t p.m.: n m win. governor. Cox, speaking in power until after the Nov. 6 leneral Election. (O'Donnell is the son-in-law of Mrs. Percy Jones of 158 Sayles Blvd. He is a graduate of the University of the South at Sewa- nee, Tenn., and holds a master's degree from Wharton Business College of the University of Penn- sylvania. He and Mrs. O'Donnell the former Edith Jones, have three daughters. Bloc support from two major delegations, Tarrant and Bexar Counties, halted a spirited at- tempt for Smith's job by Don Napier, 41, Richmond steel execu- tive. Napier conceded shortly before the election. Convention delegates went on record supporting Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., as the party's candidate for the presidency. They also asked invocation of the Monroe Doctrine against what they termed "Russian aggression in Cuba." A lengthy platform, reaffirming support of the state's so-called "right to work" law, asking for a greater share of the nation's oil production allocations, and seek- ing less government spending amid frequent cheers from the delegates on the convention floor, predictec a Republican victory in Texas and a return of "political power to the people." Democrats fight conservatives See GOP, Pg. 2-A, Col. 4 GOP Names Hal Sayles Hal Sayles, Abilene real estate man, was named to renresent the 24th Senatorial District on the State Remiblican Executive Com- mittee at the district cmicus Tues-j dav in Fort Worth. Mrs. A. K. Doss Jr. of 897 Flm- Lodge Gets Lead In GOP Contest By JACK BELL BOSTON (AP) Amazing Ed- ward M. Kennedy won by a land- slide Tuesday night the Democrat nomination for the Senate seat his oldest brother, John F. Kennedy, gave up to become President. Making his first race for pub- lic office, the 30-year-old Kennedy engulfed Edward J. McCormack Jr., 39. nephew of House Speaker John W. McCormack, in a vote :ide that rolled out of the Demo- cratic stronghold of Boston and swirled across the state. The count from 674 of the state's 1988 precincts gave Ken- nedy McCormack In a zig-zag contest for the Re- >ublican nomination to battle Kennedy for the two remaining years of the President's Senate ;erm, George Cabot Lodge began lo pull ahead of Rep. Laurence Curtis with more than half of the Massachusetts precincts account ed for. Lodge, 35, son of former Am- bassador and Senator Henry Cab- ot Lodge, had traded leads during :he early counting with Curtis, 69. The latter was reapportioned out of his Congress seat after 10 years of Washington service. Curtis got an early surge out of Boston, about one-third of which was in his former district. But his nearly margin there was overcome as his youthful op- ponent ran strongly in the smaller cities and towns. With precincts tabulated, the count stood: Lodge Curtis For their state ticket, the Republicans chose Edward W. Brooke, a Negro, as their nominee for attorney general. Brooke was the first Negro to win nomination for state office two years ago when he bid unsuccessfully for the secretary of state's job. Endicott (Chub) Peabody, a former Harvard football star, de- feated Clement A. Riley, state auto registrar, for the Democratic ponent to serve out the two re- naming years of the Senate term President Kennedy vacated in 1960. At the point where McCormack conceded, the count from 351 of the state's precincts stood: Kennedy McCormack President Kennedy plans to campaign personally for his broth- er and for the Democratic state ticket as a whole. Former Presi- dent Dwight D. Eisenhower al- See KENNEDY, 2-A, Col. C nomination for governor. Trie- count from 661 precincts was: Peabody Riley 59.711. The winner will oppose GOP Gov. John A. nominated without opposition by Republicans for a second two-year term. HORACE BONEY new Merkel mayor J. L. Fisher To Council Al Merkel MERKEL (RNS) J. L. Fisher was named to the Merkel City Council Tuesday over two oppo- nents in a "heavier than expected Fisher, who will assume office Oct. 1, received 75 votes over two opponents in the race for the al- McCormack, who had spot. J. L. (Jakei Mas- Kennedy with charges that hejsey ran second in the race with was running on his presidential 61 votes and Joel Crain received brother's name and was unquali-j29. tied for office, bowed out of thej Voters named a new mayor. Democratic senatorial race on Boney, who received 157 basis of the early returns which votes. Boney was unopposed in his showed his opponent leading him almost two-to-one. Congratulating his successful ri- val, McCormack called on all those who had supported him to work for Kennedy in the general election. When some of his listen- ers booed the Kennedy name, he shushed them. Still the state's attorney general, McCormack said he has no fur- ther political ambitions. Kennedy, ap-'Sring fresh de- spite strenuoi V last-hour cam- paigning for the nomination, told wood Dr.' was re-elected as .late his cheering supporters "the cam- committeewoman from the 24th Senatorial District. Snvles also wns named to the oermanent to dr'ft the loc? reform tr1" TWqn TJinilh- lican Partv dnn'ne the RenuWican walloped McCormack in a con- vincing display of vote-getting in Boston and other state Democratic election judge. strongholds. to contest with a Republican op- paign starts this evening." He welcomed McCormack's support. Taking the lead in primary bal- loting from the start, Kennedy that the council would meet be- bid for office, but three persons received write-in votes. Boney will assume office Oct. 1 and will take the reins of this city government until April of 1963. He will succeed Earl Hughes Sr., who resigned Sept. 1 because of ill health. The new mayor is an insurance man. Fisher will succeed 0. H. Grif- fin on the Merkel council. Griffin is building a home outside the city limits and became ineligible to hold the city office. A total of I67_votes were cast in the special election, according to Mrs. Flossie McKeever, city secretary. She said Tuesday night fore Oct. 1 to canvass the ballots. Mrs. F. Y. Gaither served as Receiving write in votes for Kennedy thus won, in his first the mayor's office were Bert bid for elective office, the right Jones. 1; Joe Nelley, 3, and Dav- id Gamble, 2. West Wins Victory in Assembly By MILTON BKSSFR UNITED .NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) The U.N. General Assembly opened its 17th session Tuesday with election ol a Western-sup- ported president. It braced for sharp debate in the weeks ahead on a host of con- troversial issues, including seating of Red China proposed by the So- viet Union. Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, 69. veteran Pakistan diplomat who served the old League of Nations, was elected president. He won 721 votes lo 27 (or Ci. P. Malalaackera of Ceylon, who was supported by the Soviet bloc. While pickets protesting re- Picture, Pg. 3-A sumption of nuclear tests marched in the sunshine outside U.N. headquarters, delegates from all over the in colorful Oriental and African robes-filed African continent and into the great blue and gold as- sembly hall. They included more than 40 foreign ministers. Mongi Slim of Tunisia, president of the 16th session, called them to order at p.m. The elec- tion followed the traditional min- ute of silent meditation or prayer. Applause rippled through the hall wh. outcome Zafrulla Khan to green marble podium to assume ing the Chinese Nationalists antl his post. giving their U. N. representation In quick order the assembly lo the Chinese Communists. then elected to membership four Hg that Ae assembly Soviet Premier Khrush- chcvs proposal for an interna- tional trade conference. This would provide an arena for the So- viet Union's attacks on the Euro- pean Common Market. Last year the assembly voted 37 in favor, 48 against and 19 ab- staining on the Red China issue. U.S. sources expressed confidence the vote would be at least M strong against the Peiping re- gime this year, md perhepe stronger. and Trinidad-Tobago from the Caribbean area. That raised total U.N. member- ship to 108, compared with SI, at the birth of the United Nations in The assembly adjourned at p.m. until a.m. Wednesday. Despite decisive defeat last thelyear. Soviet Foreign Minuter An- of the vote, and invitert'drei A. Gromyko asked the assem- come to the bly to consider once more expell-   

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