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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 118 PAGE If the political winds seem to be rising to greater force and fury the last few days they be. Absentee balloting for the general election and for Abi- lene's special city election be- gins next Wednesday, Oct. 17. Election Day itself, Nov. 6, is three weeks from next Tuesday. Abilenians who vote this year will be making more than the usual number of decisions. They'll get two ballots for the job. One will be a dinky green sheet of paper, four and a quar- ter inches square, on which they'll say their say on the pro- posed new city charter. The other ballot will be a whopper, Prinler Doc Russey doesn't have it complete yet but he estimates it'll take a sheet at least inches by 25 inches to let voters decide on all the pre- cinct, county and state officials and on the amendments pro- posed for the state constitution. It'll be white. Athenians who will vote ab- sentee will do so at different places. General election absentee vot- ing will be through the county clerk's office in the Taylor County. Courthouse (or other county courthouses, as the cas- es may Absentee balloting on the lo- cal city charter will be at the city secretary's office in the Ab- ilene City Hall. On election day, however, one trip will do it. The two elections will be held jointly at the vari- ous city polls with the city and county splitting the cost. City Manager Robert Tinst- man said the city fathers have designated Sje election officials and the voting sites chosen by the county to ierve the city, too. As far.-M.iUie voter is con- cerned, he'll'be taking part in two elections in one. It won't be so simple for election officials. They'll have to keep different sets of records, different ballot and stub boxes and different tally tables to serve each elec- tion. Voting on the city charter will be the ballots should be counted with ease. Each vot- er will strike out a "yes" or a "no" to leave blank the word which will give his answer to this question: "Shall the char- ter of the City of Abilene pro- posed by the Charter Commis- sion of the City of Abilene, Tex- as, as completed on the 26th day of September, 1962, be Voting in the general election will be a lengthy the tabulation of the results may keep election workers overtime. The state ballot will have on it five columns, one listing the Democratic candidates for all the various offices, one listing the Republican candidates, one listing the two candidates pro- posed by the Constitution Party, one blank column for Independ- ents and another blank column for write-ins. And at the bottom of the ballot will be 14-that's right, count 'em proposed amendments to the muchly amended Texas Constitution. In preparation for the election County Judge Reed Ingalsbe has sent out to election judges two special pieces of informa- tion. One is the quotation from the election code which might com- fort those voters hazy on the rules for marking ballots. The law reads: .a ballot shall be counted in all races in which the intention of the voter is clearly ascertainable." The other is a decision hand- ed down by the Attorney Gen- eral's office in 1960. It's not so comforting to those voters who have moved from one county to another in the last six months. It reads in part: "A person who does not meet the requirement for six months' residence in the district or county is not entitled to vote for any office." Sorry. B PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prut (ff) WASHINGTON weary Congress one roadblock Thursday in its crawl toward adjournment but WALKER MEETS NEWSMEN Former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker, center, fresh from a rest at Lake Texoma, is shown at a press conference Thursday in Dallas prior to his reporting for psychiatric tests scheduled Friday. He is flanked by attorneys Clyde J. Watts, left, of Oklahoma City, and Robert Morris of Dallas. (AP Wirephoto) MEETS WITH PRESS Farm Bill Given Final Approval By LEWIS HAWKINS (essential to assure governmental million of these funds, includ-1 running Senate-House feud whidi SHINGTON VOfp. nneratinns fhp ffjih Cnnaraea ina fi Tmillirm o ____t-j .11 vole- operations after the 87th Congress broke through bumped into another and was of some incumbents running for Forced to put off adjounment at least until Friday. The deadlock that was pried open was on the 55.4-biilion agri- adjourns its final regular session. But in this election year these projects are dear to the hearts ing million for a peanut-uses laboratory at Dawson, Ga., which had been championed by Sen has erupted intermittently through this session and the issue obviously was not settled by re-election and it appeared a laboratories at Sidney, Mont., strenuous effort was being madelMandan, N.D., Watkinsville, Ga Richard B. Russell, D-Ga. But it Thursday's compromise on a ret carried funds for Senate-proposed to reach a compromise between the widely different measures culture appropriations bill which j passed by House and Senate. bad become the stage for a Sen- ate-House prestige battle. Senate-House conferees reached! a didn't set-1 :le the basic prestige j billion farm money bill to finance It appeared that the House won a good share of the argument with the Senate over a Tucson, Ariz., Byron, Ga., and Carbondale, 111. After the research item dead- locked the agricultural funds bill, mjnor Sen. Eobert S. Kerr, took the lead in striving to save the water projects authorizations bill from falling by the wayside in the last-minute rush to adjourn- ment. Russell denied that he was fight-j The House approved about ing merely for the Dawson labor-billion in authorizations for 166 item senators added to the atory but instead was challenging! new federal flood control, naviga- Walker Meets Briefly With Dallas Psychiatrist By ROBERT E. FORD DALLAS (AP) Former Maj Gen. Edwin A. Walker met briefly Thursday night with a psychiatris as ordered by a federal judge and was told to await a call fo formal examination. He spent about 20 minute! a Southwestern Medical School am then left with his lawyers, pre- sumably en route to his Dallas home. Walker and his companions en tered by another door about p.m. eluding newsmen and photographers waiting for his ap- searance. They descended in an elevator at p.m. and depart- ed after a minute or two of pic- ture taking. Earlier, Walker, appearing fit and alert, smiled and talked cheer- trial of charges of insurrection and seditious conspiracy Dr. R. L. Stubblefield, who will make the tests of Walker's men- tality had no comment on how long the examination would take. Newsmen on the scene said the one-time army field officer led a charge against federal marshals at the height of the Mississippi campus riots Oct. l. Walker commanded crack air- borne troops which used their bayonets to stop interference with Little Rock public school Integra- "on. Walker answered reporters' questions without hesitancy. Walker actually said little the news conference Thursda. His lawyers advised him advance not to go into any leg questions. He was asked if he felt his rights had been violated. He a swered, "It is very unusual. We up to the lawyers." "Oh, he replied decisive when asked if he had any feeling toward James H. Meredith, th Negro who integrated the Univer sity of Mississippi. "The question is deeper than Yemen Said in Dallas. The former general, facing federal charges growing out of the University of Mississippi integration riots, piloted a private plane from Lake Texoma on the Red River to Dallas. Robert Morris, one of Walker's attorneys, said the news conference largely was to permit newsmen to view the former general. Walker said he had made no preparation for the examination except to rest, go fishing and swimming. "I haven't spoken to any he said. The examination is designed to determine whether the former general is capable of Heavy DAMASCUS, Syria Arab radio broadcasts indicated Thursday night heavy fighting has erupted inside Yemen, the barren Red Sea nation taken over >y revolutionaries two weeks ago. The United Arab Republic's Middle East News Agency reported from Yemen that warplanes lad been brought into play in outhern Yemen against monarch-sts seeking to regain power. Later, the U.A.R. government adio's correspondent in Yemen re- Ex -Winters Mayor NEWS INDEX SKTION A RWIe-TV leu Ipem 11-13 OH mwi 14 IS FCfM -NMlVlMI i I 4 WINTERS (RNS) C. S. Jack- son Sr., 72, former mayor and manager of the Winters Chamber of Commerce, died about p.m. Thursday after suffering a heart attack at his residence here. Funeral has been tentatively set for 10 a.m. Saturday in First Methodist Church, with the pas- tor, the Rev. Ray Elliott, officiat- ing. Burial will be in Lakeview Cem- etery, under the direction of Spill Funeral Home. Mr. Jackson first was elected mayor of Winters in 1949 and served in that capacity for two terms. He came to Winters in 1924 to enter the drug business and later the bakery business. Following a period in that work, he was a pharmacist at Smith Drug in Winters. He was elected as manager of the Winters Chamber of Com' ported he had been told by revc lutionary Premier Abdullah Salla planes strafed and bombed mon archist forces attempting to in vade northern Yemen from Saud Arabia. The broadcast quoted Sallal a saying the invasion was hackee by Saudi Arabia and that it ha been repelled. The radio also said Sallal tol its correspondent: "Republica (revolutionary) troops and nation al guardsmen, with intensive sup port by strafing and shelling b the air force, drove the invader back. A huge number of the ene- my was killed and the remainde led back to the Saudi frontier and our planes returned safely tc their bases." The Saudi Arabian Mecca radio said tribal warriors fighting on the side of Prince Saif Al Islam Al Hassan were attacking in th iirection of the republican capita] Sana, from the north, northwes and south. Radio Amman of Jordan saic the royalist forces had begun marches both on Sana and Ho- deida, the Soviet built Red Sea Port. This broadcast, quoting re- ports from monarchist headquar ters, said tribal warriors had reached the outskirts of Hodeida and cut electric power. Hodeida is about 90 miles southwest of the capital. WEATHER merce in 1953 and had been active in civic and church of the community. Born Feb. 2, INO, in William- son County, he moved to Bell County with his family In 1905 and attended school In Belton and at Wedeneyer Academy there. Upon graduation from a school of phar- macy, he entered the drug busi- ness in Belton. He WM to the Church. He M bmj C. S. JACKSON 8R. civic, church leader active in the Lions Club and other civic groups. His wife, the former Pearl Wil- son of Belton, is a teacher in Win- ters High School. Mr. Jackson wai cited with certificate of merit by the Winters Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1949. Survivors include his wife; son, C. S. Jack.ion Jr., of Mid- land; two brothers, J. D. of Lam- pasas and Weaver of Killeen; two Mrs. Suian Cowan and Ida Barlow of i WicUte two graudcUkfcm .Irs. S. S. Childress, Mrs. M. L. A new president will be named ext week. Rock, and Bob Kensing of led In Kernel County was ap- he measure was quickly passa >y the House after which it ad ourned until Friday. The Senate quickly approved the bill, also by voice vote. This left only three major ob- stacles to ending a session that already has gone on longer than any since 1951. Two of these are appropriation: J measures that must be passed be- fore adjournment but no real dif- dificulty is expected in clearing them. One is a money bill for assorted public works, mostly in the water-projects field. The other is a supplemental measure to finance miscellaneous government activities at a cost of about million. Thursday night the Senate passed this catch-all bill after boosting the total to As it passed the House, it added up to The bill now goes back to the House and, un- less the increases are accepted, will be referred to a conference committee to iron out the differ- ences. The third and final obstacle is an authorization bill for future water called pork barrel be fi- nanced by appropriations to be voted later. Passage of this measure is not research in new uses of surplus crops. The compromise cut out nearly the House's long-asserted right to! lion and power projects. The Sen- originate all appropriations legis- lation. This has been the basis of a ate added about 50 more projects and boosted the authorization to around billion. BRYAN BRADBURY ROBERT TIFFANY f. answer Kaerwer, Connally G. WHTPTEN Farm Bureau Talent Picked At Ballinger BALLINGER plane soloist and vocalist were top winners in the Runnels Coun y Farm Bureau's "Talent Find' program here Thursday night. Named top winners were Misses ris Brunner, who took honors in the junior division, and Deanna  rs for her piano selection anc Miss Kozelsky took honors for ler vocal number. Runnels County Agent C. T 'arker Jr. was master of cere- monies at the program held in iailinger High School Auditorium Precinct directors and dele- ates to the state convention were iected. Directors named were C. L, fowell, I. W. Conway, and A. W. Gully, alternate, for Free. 1; ames Brown, Wilburn Phelps nd Dick Dunlap, alternate, for 3rec. 2; Freddie Bredemeyer, L. Watkins and Bill Ruffell, al- ernate for Prec. 3; Charlie Mat- chek, Dave Forgey and Alfrec ost, alternate, Prec. 4. Delegates to the state conven on in San Antonio, Nov. 11-13, rill be Joe Kozelsky for Prec. 1; ames Brown, Prec. 2; M. L. Dob- ins, Prec. 3, and Dave Forgey, rec. 4 Elected from the floor as state onvention delegates are Elliott emp, Mrs. Alfred Multer, C. L. owell and Mrs. Joe Kozelsky. Criticism of Charter Provision Draws Replies Three members of the Abilene Charter Commission, one a for- mer Abilene city commissioner, Thursday answered criticism oi one provision of the proposed charter that relating to the mayor making board appoint- ments with approval of the city council. The criticism was made at the Abilene City Commission work- shop meeting Thursday b, missioner George Kaerwer, who said that sufficient reason for him to vote against the charter was the provision relating to board ap pointments to be made by UK mayor. Question Raised "Why was the charter rewritten to allow the mayor to make the Kaerwer asked. "If you had been here (on the commission) last year, you would snow Commissioner Cleve fullers replied to Kaerwer. Cul ers did not clarify his reference, )ut may have been referring to bitter conflict that arose in the commission in the fall of 1961 over appointments to the Zoning Commission and Parks Board. Cullers held that the city coun- cil under the proposed charter's jrovision would still have a voice n appointments, since the mayor could not appoint anyone without the council's approval. Kaerwer replied that commis- sioners would be reluctant to raise objections. Speeches Promised Kaerwer and City Commission Wiley Connally made plain "All members of the mayor or any other commis sion in their discussion Of Whitten said. provision agreed that it has added that "The mayoi ed difficult many times in this provision will have m past to decide on whom the authority than he had in th  or vou own house, if it u within the incorporated imlts of a city, or has insurance on it, or contains the property of someone else, or If it endangers he safety and property of oth- ers." Punishment for arson, Judge Janon said, can be a sentence of [rom two to ID yean in the cautioned the firemen, "your fire marshal! needs your help to establishing the incendi. ary origin and to gather evidence of burning. You are the per- son case." Arson investigations may bt held by a fire marshal or a jus- tice of the peace, he said. The fireman selected Throck- morton as the site for their Oct. 1963 meeting, and discussed plans for the meeting scheduled next April in Stamford. In the pumper and hook up races following the business ses- sions, Rotan placed in all three races, Haskell and Merkel la two each. Colorado City, as host city, ran demonstrations races but did not compete for the trophies. In the pumper race, Snyder WM first with 19.5 seconds, Haskell second with 21.1 and Rotau third with 21.8. In the six man hook-up, first Haskell with 10.4; Mcnad. Rotan. UilnMUrftl, In the two hook-up morion wat tint wWi M.li MB. end, IMM Ifc DM, UorM, MA 1   

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