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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1962, Abilene, Texas tlfre "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT B2ND YEAR, NO. 128 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING. 22, PAGES IN ONE SECTION Associated Frett (VF) PAGE Outlanders in the big cities of the East have trouble at times understanding the ways Of Texas. An Abilene businessman was at a meeting in Chicago last week and came home with an example of this he heard at the luncheon table. This chemical concern with headquarters in New York City was building a plant in Big Spring. The company man on the Scene, the buildings completed, wrote for approval of a fence around the whole thing. New York wrote back it didn't see the need for a fence. The Big Spring man insisted. He wrote again urging a fence. New York insisted. No, un- necessary expense. So the Big Spring fellow took his shotgun and went and did in a couple of rattlesnakes, packed them in a box and shipped them to the home of- fice. Back there came, immediate- ly, a message. Build the fence. The Abilenians didn't learn the identity of the chemical company. The only chemical plant we know of being built lately in Big Spring is the W. R. Grace fc Co. ammonia plant opened with a flourish in the Howard County city last Wednesday. But it must not have been the Grace Company. Grace's business kinfolk at Cosden Refinery, Big Spring, arc oldtime West Texans. They would have known the old West Texas trick. To keep snakes out of the camp you take a lariat and lay it on the ground encircling the area to be protected. Everybody knows a snake Won't crawl over a rone. Cowhands on the Pitchfork Ranch learned of the iacic of education of some Eastern-edu- cated fellows some time back. This British television com- mentator came over to make some shows telling the British- ers just how things are now in the Colonies. He stopped in New York and hired himself a camera-sound crew. He and these Brooklyn-types were going about the country taking shots and interviewing people and they came to Texas. The Anderson-Clayton folk in Houston showed them about and arranged, through the company office in Abilene, to shmv the Britisher a real working ranch with real live cowboys. John Womble drew the guide duties and he took the station- wagon load of cameramen to visit Pitchfork. It is quite a place and, acting natural, the cowhands were pro- viding the visitors with a good show. The sound and film gear was set up at this beautiful site amid trees growing around a stock tank. The cowboys were to drive some cattle over the hill to the tank to water. Everything was ready. But the sound man kept getting a whirrrring sound. He couldn't figure out where it was coming from and then he looked up at the windmill which supplied the stock tank. "Blankcty-hlank." he shouted. "Turn off that big blankety- fclank fan." WELCOME TO ABILENE Cooper High School students crowd the train which brought 30 exchange students from Colorado here Sunday afternoon. The visitors were swamped by enthusiastic welcomes the minute they stepped from the train. A full week of activity for the exchangers starts at a.m. Monday at Cooper High School. Colorado Group Welcomed Here Thirty exchange students from; lines, between the homes where Lakewood, Colo., received a wel-Iexchangers are staying, werej come herd Sunday afternoon thatjbusy late into Sunday night. The; would have put envy in the eye ol phone conversations Fight Erupts Red China, India Battling Fiercely Hints of Peace Talks Dropped Secrecy Lid Covers Cuban Action Report Story on Exercises, Pg. 10-A In Viel Nam SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) government units killed 66 Communist guerrillas land captured 17 others Sunday in any campaigning politician. Even the volume of the Cooper eliminated the guessing that being done at the The 700-man force met heavy Viet Cong resistance in several local clashes, however, and three t, has a date whom High band was challenged by the as a ae enthusiastic welcome of some the eomlnS week- government troops were killed Tne Coloradoans will kick 14 wounded. week of activity Monday morn-; students crowded onto the platform. of 17 u.S. Army troop-carrying As the train approached assembly held supporting the opera- the west the band struck up at. Hl.ghf three were hit by ground The week includes visits to Dy- fire. One was forced to remain ively tune that was enough to iring even the groggiest of trav- ess AFB, Hardin Simmons Uni- at an air strip in the town of versity, Mrs. Baird's Bakery, Rach Gia near the operating area hark tn a hrieht and sunnv' y' 5l Daau s uia near ine operating SimnyjWest Texas Rehabilitation Center 120 miles southwest of here. WASHINGTON Ken- nedy administration pulled a :ight cover of secrecy Sunday over reports and speculations hroughout official Washington hat the United States was about o make a major, perhaps sensa- tional, move in the Cuban crisis. The only hard fact available was that air, naval and Marine forces have been concentrated during recent days in the Florida- Caribbean area. The official ex- planation for the buildup was that the United States is holding its annual naval maneuvers at Puer- the Gulf of to Rico. President Kennedy's sudden de- cision to cut short his Western political swing Saturday and flj back to Washington was one cause of the sense of excitement which seized the capital over night. But if Kennedy himself felt the excitement he did not show it. He did seem to be making a quick recovery from the cold which of- ficially caused him to return Vietnamese military Sunday afternoon. ;and the Cooper Big Spring foot- Cooper boys and girls literally jball game Frjdav night swamped the Coloradoans as they ci ih r-rtc stepped irom tne train, uiits rru.rf.har.tc from downtown merchants were at their noon iuncheons and oth- presented to the visitors and after! they were taken to their homes for the next week. Sunday will be the only quiet night of the seven they will spend in Abilene. However the phonel Before the attack, Vietnamese ,air force fighters poured rockets organizations will the region where two Viet y of the exchangers as guests Cong battalions were believed op- erating. i Five of the U.S. Army's new JHU1A escort helicopters flew sho gun for the lightly armed troo carriers. Several HUlAs r sponded to Communist ground fir TS will provide special dinners md activities for the The visitors will leave for the return trip to Colorado next Sun- day. Cooper Exchange Students By ALAN M. KENNEDY NEW DELHI, India (API- Hard fighting between retreating Analysis of Fighting, Pg. 7-A rain south of the Nam Kha River. Indian troops and Red ChinesejThe Chinese have continued to will visit the Lakewood studentsKvith blasts from their underslun the week beginning April 12, 1963.lrocket pods. SUBJECT TO COUNCIL Proposed Charter Manager Added Powers By JERRY FLEMMONS Reporter-News Staff Writer If Abilene citizens approve the proposed new city charter Nov. new appointive powers will be given the city manager. The appointive powers, although new and under fire from some quarters, are only incidental to he general structure of the sug- gested charter. Lee Byrd, secretary of the 15- man Charter Commission, has said the Council Manager form of government must be compared to the command chain of a large corporation. "The council acts as board of directors of the corpora- tion. The manager is similar to the president of the he has said. "The council (board of direc tors) makes policy decisions. Thi manager (president) sees tha these policies are carried out am handles the administrative end o: the business. City government o: a city the size of Abilene musi be considered big business." "After all, the budget this year is million he add- ed. A careful reading of the char- NEWS INDEX SECTION A Radio-TV (091 5 TV Scour 3 Amusements........... 11 Comics 13 Editorial! 14 MISSES BY 450 MILES Ranger Shoots Past Moon, Might Orbit Around Sun PASADENA, Calif. (API-Ran- ger 5 and its sightless television camera came within 450 miles of equator. the moon Sunday, its builder an- nounced. Then, the Jet Propulsion Labor- atory said, the spacecraft curved past the moon's back side toward a probable orbit around the sun. The laboratory made this report after analyzing data from Ranger 5's radio signal. Previously the laboratory had estimated the device would come within 300 miles of the moon. The 13-foot-tall device was launched last Thursday at Cape Canaveral, Fla., to televise the moon at close range, but it soon lout power for Its camera. made Itn 450-mile approach on the moon'j right side, as viewed from the cvUi, t.X a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The craft ap-Its radio signal was lost at proached at about the moon's "Slightly more than an hour Then, pulled by moon gravity, it arced leftward back of the moon. Terrorist Bombs Kill 1, Hurt 19 VEUONA, Italy (AP) Police a hunt Sunday night for terrorists whose planted bombs killed one man and injured 19 other persons In northern Italy Saturday. No arrests have been made since the bombs exploded in the railway stations of Verona and The laboratory said Ranger 5 Trento In what officials feared marked the start of a new wave of terrorism in the South Tyrol dispute. later the signal was reacquired" as the craft emerged on the moon's left side, the laboratory said. Tracking stations will determine in the next two days Ranger 5's orbit, which is expected to be around the sun. The radio signal is from a small transmitter whose battery power is supposed to last 30 days. If the Intended, the transmitter was sup- posed to send back Information on moonquakes. Work is under way at the labor- hrec preceding Rangers to scout the moon. It will have six tele- vision cameras, compared with Ranger i'l tor, Byrd said, will show that th manager has no powers at al but only a mass of duties an responsibilities and that he is an swerable immediately and totall to the council for all his actions "The council, of course, is an swerable to the he saic There has been criticism tha the city manager has too much power under the proposed char ter. There has been criticism toe, of the manager's powers un der the present charter. B y r points out that the manager's po sition is more clearly outlined bu that he has less security unde the suggested, charter. Provisions of the present char ter call for 10 days notification and a public hearing before thi manager can be fired. He must bi told the reason. The suggestec charter says he can be rernova without notice and without rea son. "The council holds the power, 'f he is not doing the job, they can fire explains the char ter secretary. Other critical shots have been 'ired against the appointive pow- ers of the manager under the pro- losed charter. Particularly, crit cs say he should not appoint the police and fire chiefs. Charter commissioners had no choice but to give the manage hese powers, Byrd states. Under tale statutes governing civil ervice employes, the city's chief 'xecutive is bound to make these appointments. Abilene passed an ordinance fan. 6, 1948 adopting the civil service art for police and fire de- partments. Then on Apr. 30, 1948 craft had landed on the moon as commissioners amended the nance to provide that the city manager was the city's chief ex- ecutive. It should be pointed out thai atory on Ranger 6, designed like ordinances could have named the mayor chief executive of Abilene, but It did not and the duty of if- CHARTER, Pf. JM,
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