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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1962, Abilene, Texas OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. l'04 PAGE Kenneth Short, principal of Lamar School, is cited by Supt. A. E. (Polly) Wells as a schoolman long on fiction and lungs. .Short, taking long breaths Thursday, panted out a report on his cross-country race across town Wednesday. He was sitting in his office when someone reported that three small Negro boys were pushing a bicycle off the school grounds at 8th and Hickory. Short went to see and saw no one. So he got in his car to scout. He drove west toward Grape and saw no bicycle-nappers so decided they had gone east to- ward Piiie. He found a crossing across blocked Hickory and up one alley and down another he drove. He saw three small Negro boys and a bicycle. He honked. The boys looked, stashed the bike behind a tree and scooted. Short gave chase in his car. The boys got smart and took off across private property. Short gave chase afoot. The boys kept running and Short kept running. "If I ever lose 'em, they'll be he thought. Onto N. 5th the chase raced. Through the Citizens Bank drive-in area. The quartet ran until Short ran out of breath. His chest hurt. Cars stopped and people looked and wondered. Short wondered as he ran. Why hadn't he told his office to alert the police to help him chase? He was about to have to stop tunning. But one of the boys gave out of breath first and darted into a yard near 6th and Pine and bid. Short collected him, his (Short's i car. the bike and, back at the office, the police. The youngster confessed. Po- lice .took collection of the missing1 went back to less breathless principal- ing. The Rev. George Cherry- homes, pastor of Uie Brookhol- low Christian Church, went to Clyde Monday night to be guest speaker at a Methodist WSCS circle meeting. He was to show slides of Thailand, where he was n missionary and a close per- sonal friend of Methodist mis- sion workers. He got to Clyde and up and down dark streets he searched for the Methodist church. He found a well-lighted building with cars parked about and went in to show his slides. It was the school house. The congregation was a collection of football boosters who were, at the moment, more interested in pigskins than in missions. But, Cherryhomes says, the Clyde Methodists are a patient lot. They were still waiting when he finally found them, many minutes late. Tlie Garnet. Gracy children, Jimmy. Cooper sophomore, and Glenda, Madison seventh grad- er, have a special copy of the new proposed city charter their father helpxl draft. Gracy preS3nted them one that's complete with the auto- graphs of the charter commis- sion members. "Thought it might someday be of some historic value." Gra- cy says. "But it was largely Glenda's idea she's in class representative to the student council." Any thought of re-doing the student charters? If so. Gracy says, it will be without his advice. He has helped draft one. NEWS INDEX HCTION A t-11 OfchMritf It Oil U IICTION I mwi.............. 2 Wenun'i MWI........ 1, J Amtnomtnrt I Uiwrioli.............. 10 ComKi H TV icmt 14 mtriitlt IT TELLS OF DELAY Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy tells newsmen that he has postponed a fourth attempt to get Negro James H. Meredith ad- mitted to the University of Mississippi until additional federal officers arrive at the scene. Kennedy said he ordered the delay because of the threat of "major violence and bloodshed." (AP Wirephoto) Clash in Racial Dispute Delayec OXFORD, Miss. H. Meredith headsd for his 'ourth attempt to enroll as a Ne- jro at all-white University of Mis- off at the last minute Thursday under direct order of the U.S. attorney general. With Meredith already en route in an auto caravan with federal marshals, the order from Wash- ngton came dramatically from Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy ivho saw "major violence and >loodshed for the citizens of. Mis- sissippi" if the 29-year-old Negro went all the way. Waiting grimly at this north Mississippi college town were a lelmeted and club-carrying army of Mississippi peace officers showing not the slightest evidence of backing down, force or not. Once again the adamant stand of Mississippi against integration put off the final showdown of strength between state and fed- eral perhaps irought nearer the use of federal ;roops. In Washington, Kennedy con- 'erred with a key Army general, informed sources said the conver- after the call-back or Meredith revolved around arrangements for the use of roops. if that became necessary. The attorney general said-. "Mr. tleredith will be registered." Apparently still not at the troop using stage, Atty. Gen. Kennedy ordered several hundred addition- al federal marshals to Memphis, Tenn., about 50 miles northwest of Oxford. In .New Orleans, an official of :he National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said. "We will advise him to make no further efforts to enter .he campus until after the insur- rection there has been put down )y the executive branch of the government." Related story, Pg. 8-A ABILENE, TEXAS, Qt 28, 1962 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 1A V Associated Preu (If) Cwiiimissioners Get Into Stormy Debate At the time Meredith was tun ing back in late afternoon. 5C peace patro men, sheriffs and city grimly guarded the five gates the Ole Miss campus. They blocked four of the gates jwith parked cars, figuring to force Meredith and the marshals to make their try at the main they showed up at all. And at the main gate, between two brick pillars on either side of the road, they set up their line. Highway patrolmen wore steel helmets and carried riot sticks. Sheriffs and city policemen from Uie length and breadth of the state, streaming into Oxford through much of the day, worked with them. Only campus police wore guns. As before, other officers left their arms in their cars. Around the gate more than a thousand people milled about half of them up an occasional cheer, but for the most part just watching and waiting. Lt. Gov. Paul Johnson tried to clear them out, speaking to the crowd over a loudspeaker, "you're not going to miss any- thing by leaving here. All you are going to miss is seeing James Meredith denied again. If you'd like to help this Negro in Ole Miss just stay here." Johnson, backed up by highway patrolmen, turned away Meredith and a group of federal marshals at the gate Wednesday. Only a few students left after his plea. Gov. Ross Barnett, on the campus all day and apparently ready to step in personally to block Meredith again if the op- portunity presented itself, spent i about 20 minutes at the gate. Senate Voles Pay Boost, Postal Hike WASHINGTON Sea- ate rejected charges of preelec- tion vote-buying Thursday and voted 72-3 to give 1.6 million gov- ernment workers an immediate pay raise. The same bill, which goes back ;o the House, carries a mil- ion-a-year increase in postal rates starting next Jan. 7. If ac-j cepted by the House, the new would raise letter mail from 4 cents to 5 cents, air mail from cents to 8 cents, and increase other postal rates. The House lad previously passed a similar postal rate bill which did not deal with federal pay. The pay raise, totaling a year, would go in two steps to one million classified Civil Service employes and 900 postal workers. The first in- stallment would start right after he bill is signed. The bill fulfills most of Presi- dent Kennedy's requests for post- al rate increases and contains .ubstantially what he sought in oay raises. Sen. Olin D. Johnston, )-S.C., who steered the measure hrough the Senate, said he had Vhite House assurances it will Kennedy's approval if it the House. Johnston and his supporters beat back several attacks on both flanks of the combined postal rate-pay increase bill. Sen. Frank J. Lausche, D-Ohio, made a couple of unsuccessful assaults on the pay raise side, denouncing it as a measure to buy votes in an election year. WEATHER V. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Man, Faje 18-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY <Radius ol 40 miles) Partly cloudy and little farmer Friday and Saturday. High Fri- day 83. Low Friday 65. High expected Saturday about 85. NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS: Clear to partly cloudy Friday and Saturday. High Friday in 80s. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy Friday and Saturday. High Friday 78-83. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partlj cloudy far north and clnudy elsewhere with scattered showers south and near the coast Friday and Saturday. Warmer Friday. High Friday 74-84. SOUTHWF.ST TEXAS: Cloudy north and south Friday and Saturday. A showers (ar south. Warmer Friday with high 75-84. TEMPERATURES Thura. a.m. Thurs. p.m. 57........... 75 57 57 56............ ,'ri 54............ ____...... 54 53 ..........._ ___ 65 Kirk Angered By Surprise Motion By BILL SHELL Reporter-News Staff Writer After a routine opening that gave no hint of the storm to come, Other Commission Stories Pg. 1-B ed table with Kirk, saying nothing Thursday afternoon's meeting of while Kirk made his statements. Abilene City Commissioners ex- ploded when a surprise motion to raise the salary of City Attorney John Davidson was made. The motion, by Commissionerj "I'm not finished yet, though, Cleve Cullers, blasted off what Wiley." Kirk continued his monologue for almost 10 minutes before he was interrupted by Mayor Pro Tern Wiley Connally. Kirk said. had been expected to be a quiet He continued briefly before Commissioner George Kaerwer CLEVE CULLERS motion starts debate TRUMAN KIRK surprised at motion Connally To Visit Area, In Abilene Related Story, Pg. High and low for 24-hours ending 9 p.m.: 73 and 53. High and low same date last year: 88 and 61. Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.20. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 67 per cent. John Connally, Fort Worth, candidate for governor on the Democratic ticket, will meet with Democratic leaders and other [riends at a meeting to be held at p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the east end of the mall at Westgate Shopping Capital, ac- cording to an announcement made by Virgil Musick and Bill Senter, both of Abilene and co- chairmen of the Connally cam paign in Taylor County. The former secretary of the Navy is expected to arrive in Abilene at 6 p.m. Wednesday fol- lowing political campaign stops at Odessa, Big Spring and Snyder during the day. In Abilene he will confer with Democratic leaders and meet as many other persons as possible during the limited time he will be here, Musick and Senter said. He will make at least one tele- 'ision talk while here, it was learned. Tlie public is invited to be pres- ent for the Democratic can didate's appearance at Westgate. In the meantime, prominent Democrats from the 22nd, 24th .ind 25th Senatorial Districts are being invited to come to Abilene for Connally's visit. All local candidates in Taylor County have jbeen invited to attend the meet- ng, according to the co-chair- men. Democratic leader? who are as- isting in plans for Connally's isit to Abilene include Maurice 3rooks and Musick, co-chairmen; lldon Mahon of Colorado City, will serve as master of eremonies for the program; lusty Rhodes, seating and stag- ig: Carroll Rogers, arrange- ments; Jack Hughes, publicity; lill Senter, entertainment. Eruption of Aggie Wrath At 'Time' Magazine Cools Ships at Beirut1 BEIRUT, Lebanon ircraft carrier Forrestal and even other ships of the U. S. 6th 'leet anchored today for a four- ay visit to Lebanon. By PHIL HAMILTON Reporter-News Staff Writer A controversy that loomed on the horizon like a cloudburst slow- ed to a mild drizzle here Thursday night as members of the Abilene Club discussed an article in Ihis week's Time Magazine which in some circles was con- sidered derogatory to Texas College. Meeting for their regular sion at Underwood's Cafeteria, the local exes were in accord that the article, written by Robert Glenn Shcrrill, a former professor, was what one might expect from a person who had not been at any longer than the author was there. 'You can't write about without being there for some said Poole Robertson. Marvin Grimes added, "I thought II MI pretty good artl cle. It sounded just like a guy strictly 'onion packers.'' from Pepperdine College writing about Jim Dobbyn, president of the, local Club, said "I don't sec anything wrong with the article. There is some merit to this one statement regarding the fact that there is no emphasis particularly on art, classics, music or phil- osophy. I believe the Century Study now in progress will im- prove upon thai." "There are some things there that might sound a little off color to some people, but as far as graduates are concerned, 1 don't think they too Dobbyn added. The only part of the article that seemed to raise the hnir on the back of the Abilene exes' necks was the statement; "To at the major league Unlvmity of Texas, Aggtw are Dobbyn said that the inference that was "minor league" compared to the University of Texas "went against the grain." Meanwhile, back on campus at College Station, things were not being smoothed over as easily. Allen Payne, editor of the "Bat- said, "We are used to derogatory remarks. The most im- portant thing to us is what he mentioned and what he did not mention. Things he left out would have thrown an entirely different angle on the article." Payne added that are going to let the matter lie." But Student Body President Shel- don nest and Cadet Command- er William D, Nix Jr. declined to let it lie, and drafted a letter to the Editor of Time voicing the AGOIH. M, CM. 4 acceptance of the 1962-63 city bud- iet- asked, "Truman, would you mind As the intent of a praparedjif I make a suggestion that we statement being read by table this discussion for a later became apparent with the few words, Commissioner Trumanj Kaerwer again wi again Kirk registered surprise and ap- tnroughout the meetjng indicated peared to flush with anger. Swiv- desjre to avoM eling back and forth m his chair, At one (jme hfi suggested he was ed his reading and made motion. Kirk then unleashed a torrent of spontaneous reaction. he began, "I feel that this is certainly an unfair this amongst ourselves." ius Before the discussion was con- cluded, Kaerwer was questioned by Kirk about his attendance at a meeting of commissioners when the salary increase was discuss- ed. Kaenver said that the meet- that the discussion of the salary increase was discussed while he was out town', u nJbe discussed. He said he "went Kirk, who at one toe served) ft as assistant city attorney, andj served several months under Da-, the motion, but added. "I would like to amend his motion JOHN DAVIDSON raise proposed legal department was not doing a good job of collecting city taxes. Davidson sat at the same curv- to the fact that we pass the bud- get as it is." Cullers Rotan Pioneer Mrs. Schick Dies ROTAN <RNS) Mrs. M. L. Schick, 87, pioneer resident of the Rotan area, died at 2 p.m. Thurs- day in the Callan Hospital here. She had been ill for several months. Mrs. Schick lived three miles southwest of Rotan in the farm home she and her husband built in 1917. She had lived in that area the past 78 years. She was born Martha Lester Downs, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John ,H. Downs, in Davis County, Ky., April 21, 1875. The Downs family came to Texas in 1884, arriving in Sweetwater in the spring. They moved two miles west of the present town of Rotan in 1885. At that time there were only 12 families in the area, with no towns or fences around. Sweet- water at that time was their trad- ing post. MRS. M. I. SCHICK funeral Saturday of First Baptist Church, with bur- ial in the Rotan Cemetery. Colorado City in I89fl and Mrs. Schick was married to Wil- liam E. Schick. The Schicks re- turned to the Rotan area, where he had previously filed on his sec- tion of land near here. They moved on to the land in 1908. He died Aug. 10, 1925. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Satur- day in the Weathersbee Funeral Chapel in Rotan. Officiating will You Still Have Time to Get Your Line Classified Ad in Sunday's Reporter-News You have until Soturday noon to place your line ad in Sun- day's big classified section, greatest selling medium in West Texas. To buy, sell, rent, seek employees or Mtk em- ployment ot rtmorkably low cost, call In your od now! coll OR 2-7841 to place your ad The Downs family moved to ial m the Rotan Cemetery, rnorado Cilv in 1890 and in 1891 Grandsons will serve as pallbear- ers. Survivors include six daughters, Mattie, Lottie and Dorothy Schick, all of the home, Mrs. Arnold Allen of Rotan, Mrs. A. V. Allen of Roby and Mrs. lola Cady of Marana, Ariz.; four sons, Fred and John of the home, Chester of Rotan and Dick of Junction City, Ore.; 15 grandchildren and 15 Ulmpcl HI niKuii. i be the Rev. Huron Polnac, pastor great-grandchildren the motion. .Just like it is." Then Connally, acting as mayor C. R. Kinard was out of town and did not attend the meet- he would like to table the discussion "for another time." Following lengthy discussion on parliamentary procedure and the actual contents of the motion, and after a request from Connally, Cullers withdrew the controver- sial motion and Kirk withdrew his motion to table. It was here that Davidson en- tered the discussion after listening to the discussion of his depart- ment and his salary. "Even though 1 am personally he said, "I feel it my duty to give the right legal ad- vice." He said that any change in the figures of the proposed budget could be challenged by the courts. This had been pointed out earlier by Kirk, who said that three weeks ago commissioners had gone on record that no increases would be. made in the budget. Davidson suggested that motions could be made separate- ly, one to adopt the proposed bud- get and the other for the salary increase. 'As far as salaries in the bud- get are concerned, once the bud- get is approved, then that amount of money will be allocated to that position. After that you can re- duce salaries. .just anything you want to do." After the lengthy, and often heated, discussion was concluded, Commissioners Kirk, Connally, Kaerwer and Cullers voted unan- imously to approve the proposed budget, without the ealary in- crease. TEXT OF DISPUTE ON SALARY RAISE Here is the text of the heated dispute in City Commission meet- ing Thursday afternoon on the proposal to raise the salary of City Attorney John Davidson: Commissioner Cullers read a motion calling for salary raise for Davidson. Commissioner Kirk: Gentle- men, I feel that this is certainly an unfair tactic that has been shown here. We met this morning for quite some time. We've met on several other occasions to dis- cuss this matter. I was out of (own one week, the only week I've been out of town since the election in April. That week, un- known to myself and at least to one other commissioner, this thing was discussed by someone I Mi h (to Unt fttt rw heard of it in this detail. It was discussed and brought up at one meeting and then when I objected to it and tried to furnish a basis for it, and asked you not to do it, it was hushed up and this is the first time it has come up again. With all due respect to John, he and I have tried to work out a hard situation real well, and I think we've done a good job of it. But 1 can't sit idly by and let you do something here without voicing my opposition to it. In the first place, I pointed out to you recently that we've got to get all of our departments in or- der. I agree that two yean ago we did not have a legal department. We needed It very badly; we got MM ml Md Irtbtau be- cause we didn't have a legal de- partment. I made the first rec- ommendation that we establish a legal department almost two years ago. At that time it was certainly ignored and we didn't do anything about it. It was al- most a year later before we were able to finally, after about three or four recommendations, git what was asked for. In the offica, we asked first for three We were told that wat entirely out of order, we could not pot- sibty get them. We weren't even ahte to secretaries that we could pay over a month. I think all thai was deplorable at that time, bat 1 not ttw mating KM 8eeraT.Pc.n-A.CM.14