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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1962, Abilene, Texas MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTI Y AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 139 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBEl S96T OT SVX31 svnvo 3AV 3103 9909 XQ 03 sanvs 33IAU3S _________.'AGES IN TWO SECTIONS Auoeiated Prat (ff) PAGE ONE Some local college "tradi- tions" are passing things not worthy of the title. Some, how- ever, are unchanging with the changing generations. Hardly anyone ever puts a cow in the dean's office any more or in the lobby of the ad- ministration building. It's a bit difficult these days to secure the essential ingredient, the cow. But some other activities en- dure as surely as Alma Mater. McMurry will carry out its Indian traditions and what a pleasant tradition are the homecoming Indian displays. Freshmen will build home- coming bonfires of whatever raw materials may come to their eager hands. And the ma- terials will somehow ignite pre- maturely, as ACC freshmen (and the Abilene Fire Depart- ment) is the newest to this week. There is one tradition of The Hill, perhaps the senior of all the school's homecoming tradi- tions, which will be enacted again tonight at the pep gath- ering in the campus stadium. As always yell leaders of ear- lier years will be invited to strut their stuff. Beginning with the youngest, the exes will be asked to preside and they will, those of the 'SO's, the '40's, the '30's and finally, as a climax, the '20s. They are a pretty special bunch, those last ones, such fel- lows as Dr. Paul Witt, '22 and Dr. J. W. Treat, '28. Then there are the two yell leaders from the Class of '24, Wendell Bedichek, Austin, and Don Morris, the president of the school. Tradition, and their own stam- ina, dictate that the "oldtimers" will direct two chants, one urg- ing the team to "yea, fight and one, a fancy and complicat- ed one, which starts out with a dignified "KeRIP, KeRAP...." When Cheerleaders Morris, Bedichek, Witt, Treat, et take over there will be, as usual, considerable yelling. There will be a lot of yelling with them. And some at them. The '20 boys will, when pressed, admit they are not quite as limber, quite as agile as once they were. Some of their classmates will, customarily point this out at the top o( their voices. Some special Hardin-Simmons traditions will be aired, inci- dentally, next Monday evening by a fellow who has become something of a tradition him- self, Dr. Rupert N. Richardson. Dr. Richardson is completing, along with some other works, a new book on the school. Since he and the school are insepar- able, it will be, he admits, "as near an autobiography as I ever will write." Monday evening next, in the school's new auditorium at p.m., Dr. Richardson will pre- view his book in an address he has named, "Hardin Simmons As I Have Known It." The Richardson address will be presented to the public, em- phasis on exes, without charge by the H-SU Friends of the Li- brary, that group's president, Mrs. Guy Caldwell, says. People more than events are emphasized in the Richardson- H-SU history which he will re- late Monday evening, the his- torian says. Yes, he admits, his book is "at least seasoned with student is some stu- dent nonsense and some fac- ulty nonsense." "You he points faculty members can indulge in nonsense, too." t The Richardson the college proxy leading "Ke- PIP, the beating tom- toms, the traditions add the warmth and arc, in their way, as important at the colleges as are some textbooks. NEWS INDEX SICTION A 10- OH MWI Oil MW, WMWII'I news MWI UfMitah Cenki 14 RWto-TV toft 14 TV J4 MWI, II Castro Refuses UN Inspections HOMECOMING PREPARATIONS Blankenship, left, of Adrian, and Corky Waters of San Benito, juniors at Abilene Christian College and members of the Knights Social Club, prepare to put miniature rebels on a decorative ferris wheel on the campus. The display is part of festivities planned for Homecoming, which opens Friday. The big Rebels from Arlington State will be ACC's football opponents Saturday afternoon. See homecoming details on Pg. 1-B. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) __________. Soviets Attempt To Reach Mars By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW Soviet Un- on launched an instrument-load- ed space vehicle Thursday on a probe toward Mars, Tass news agency announced. It hopes to photograph the planet at close The vehicle, called Mars I, will make the journey in more than even months, the announcement iaid. Its weight was given as WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather map, pale 16-B) 983.5 pounds or almost a ton. The Soviet Union hopes to do photographing of Mars and the relaying of the pictures back to earth by radio. better with Mars than the United I The Russians used the same .technique with Mars I as in their tance of a bribe; J. K. Ma. States has done in ,ts space shot unsuccqessfu, attempt to Kilgore conspiracy to ct ABILENE AND VICINITY Wimafinn nn the PArth an miles) Partlj cloudy and cool throushimauon On earln Friday, a little warmer Saturday. High carried Out by a Special ln en- 1...., 1.-.-1.I..1. _ Ji; "J rida.v In the, 60s. low Friday 40 45. hie cloudiness and becoming partlj RAL TEXAS: Consider- !h Saturday about 70. CENTRA' d waVmer rfifih Friday 59-70. little cooler Fri- cloudy and a little at Venus. The United States Mariner II toward Venus on Aug. 27, but it is expected to miss by miles when it passes the planet Dec. 14. Tass said its shot is the first Soviet attempt to plumb the se- crets of Mars at close range. The tracking of the probe, the determination of its flight course land reception of scientific infor- to be measur- ing complex and a distant space radio communications space vehicle to Venus launched 112, 1961. on Feb. _______ _______ NORTHWEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy hrr-ugh Saturday. Cooler Friday. A little warmer Saturday. High Friday 57-66. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear to artly cloudy through Saturday. A little oolcr Friday nlsht. High Friday 70-7B. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Fair through aturclay. Cooler through Friday night. ligh Friday 66 north 76 south. TEMPERATURES hurs. a.m. Thurs. p.m. 54 68 55 SO 50 51 66 67 62 59 58 58 High and low for 24-hours ending 9 p.m.: 71 and 48. High and low same dale last year: 82 and 60. Sunset last night: sunrise today: gunset tonleht: Barometer reading a! 9 p.m.: 28.23. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 71 per cent. the agency said. At 10 a.m. a.m. EST -Tass said, Mars I will be 000 miles from the earth. All equipment aboard was reported functioning normally. "Preliminary processing of measuring information carried out ai the coordination-computa- tion center has shown that the Mars I probe is moving over a trajectory close to the prescribed Tass said. Tass gave the main tasks of the Mars probe as: exploration of out- er space. of interplane- tary space radio communications. Impounding Vote Boxes Ordered AUSTIN Gen. Will Wilson filed suit Thursday to im- pound the election boxes and ma- terials in Precincts 1, 3, 4 and 120 in Tarrant County. The action was taken at the request of the Republican party of Texas, Wilson said. Attached to Wilson's petition for a court order to impound the bal- lot boxes were five affidavits from the Republican Party alleging irregularities in poll tax lists in each of the precincts. Wilson also said there will be two assistant attorneys general on duty in the county to aid Texas Rangers in impounding the boxes. One ot the affidavits signed by Marvin Hudson Jr. said an Inves- tigation ot Precinct 110 "indicates that a substantial percentage of the persons listed ai holders of poll tax receipts cr exemption suits M Impound (he ballots In 8M M, CM. 1 Gregg Judge Indicted By Grand Jury AUSTIN County Judge Earl Sharp was indicted Thursday on three counts among 36 returned by the Wood County grand jury in the slant hole oil well investigation. Sharp was named in one indict- ment alleging bribery and two ndictments alleging theft. Thirteen other persons were named in the indictments. Atty. Gen. Will Wilson made the announcement here. Asst. Atty. Gen. Davis McAngus assisted Dist. Atty. Jim Flynt and assis- tant county attorney Bob Douglas in presenting charges to the grand jury in Quitman last week. Others named in the indictments and allegations included: Leon Gibson, Kilgore, conspir- acy to commit theft, theft; H. M. Harrington Jr., Longview, four counts of conspiracy to commit theft and one of theft; Ralph Massad, Kiigore, conspiracy to commit theft, theft; Reid All- good, Longview, three counts con- spiracy to commit theft; Charles W. Lutes, Kilgore, four Conspiracy to commit theft and two counts theft; J. W. Baton, Kilgore, two conspiracy to commit theft; Doug- las Godfrey, Kilgore, two counts conspiracy to commit theft; J.W. Tyner, Tyler, accomplice to theft; L. D. Murphy, Kilgore, accep- axwell, commit theft; W. T. Maxwell, Kilgore, conspiracy to commit theft; H. C. Jones, Kilgore, conspiracy to last stage of an improved booster rocket. This last stage was de- scribed by Tass as a heavy sat- ellite placed in a so-called park- ing orbit around the earth. In the unsuccessful Venus probe the Soviet Union reported a space vehicle weighing pounds was launched from an orbiting Sputnik in a piggy-back operation. Reserves' Terms To Be Extended Tass said the Mars I was launched on its flight from the commit theft; J. G. Walker Jr., Tyler, conspiracy to commit theft and four theft. Murphy, Tyner and the Maxwell brothers, Jones and Lutes have been indicted previously by the Gregg County grand jury which returned 71 indictments Oct. 22 and 16 more on Oct. 26. Murphy is a former railroad commission employe at Kilgore. 26 Town Hollers Discuss Charter By JERRY FLEMMONS Reporter-News Staff Writer Twenty six Abilenians talked about the proposed new city char- ter Thursday night in the Public Library Auditorium during an hour-long Town Hall meeting that flourished with cracker, barrel friendliness. It was an informal gathering, City Council levy a wholly unfair tax, citizens have the recourse of recall on councilmen. Fred Michaelis, 726 Palm, asked about the powers of the mayor. Whitten answered, "I have pre- pared a few notes on this since I was sure it would come up." He pointed out that the new charter provision giving the mayor power paced with articulate question and of appointment with approval oi ._ (he council "merely insures thai See CHARTER, Pg. 9-A, Col. 1 answer., discussions on the pro- posed new charter that sometimes produced laughs from both sides. Called by the Abilene City Com- mission, the Town Hall mectini attracted five members of the 15- man Abilene Charter Commission, three city commissioners, and a thin cross-section of local citizens. Charter Commissioners Garnet Gracy, A. Crutcher Scott, C. G. Whitten, Garvin Beauchamp, and Riley Maxwell were on hand to answer questions on the newly- prepared charter, which will be voted on by citizens Tuesday. Mayor C. R. Kinard and com- missioners Truman Kirk and Cleve Cullers attended, but com- missjoners Wiley Connally and George Kaerwar, two announced foes of the proposed charter, were not present. Dr. Joe C. Humphry, McMurry College academic dean and a former state representative, was moderator. Humphey got an immediate reply on his first request for questions from the audience. Cur- tis Hays, 1465 Glendalc, asked, "Why don't citizens have the pow- charter, initiate ordinances appropriating money or Maxwell replied he believed It certificates in the precinct cither do not exist or were not residents at their listed addresses during any period of time when such poll tax or exemption certificates could have been obtained by them." "By way of Hudson said, "the wife of one person list- ed as having a poll tax receipt stated to me that neither she nor her husband had obtained poll tax receipts." "Other registrants were found to have never lived at the ad- dresses given or to have moved away from the neighborhood long before it was possible to legally obtain poll tax receipts or exemp- tion certificates in Tarrant County for Hudson's affidavit said. In August, Wilson fiM ttwe would be difficult to sell cly bonds If there were provisions to asked If be planned to run for change funds or repeal taxes. Gracy pointed out that should a Connally Laughs Over Rumor He'll Run for Mayor Queried Thursday of the re- curring, growing and widespread rumors that he will seek the job of mayor of Abilene next April, City Commissioner Wiley Conally did not confirm or deny the ru- or. "I've heard some of he said, laughing. But he said he had no comment when asked if there were any basis for the rumors. He was asked by a Reporter- News writer whether he had con- sidered running for mayor. His only reply was that "a lot of peo- ple" had asked him to run. he added, "that's always the case." He Implied that all com- missioners are asked to run for by various people. "I've got five months to serve on the council and that's upper- most In my mind." said Connally. He also declined comment when reflection to the City Commission next spring. Mikoyon Hopes To Get Approval NEW CUBAN ENVOY Carlos Lechuga, new Cuban ambassa- dor to the United Nations, is shown here as he arrived at the organization's headquarters. Lechuga was assigned to the UN during the current debate over UN inspection of Cuban arms, (AP Wirephoto) By MILTON BESSER UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) Fidel Castro in Havana defied any U.N. arms inspection plans, Soviet troubleshooter Anas- tas I. Mikoyan discussed the Cu- ban crisis with U.S. officials here Thursday night on the eve of his visit to Castro. Prime Minister Castro reiterat- ed his position in a broadcast speech to Cuba. He told of differ- ences with the Russians, but de dared his friendship with the So- viet Union. Mikoyan, a Soviet first deputy premier acting for Premier Khrushchev, had a dinner conference with the Americans at Mikoyan's suggestion in the So- viet U.N. mission headquarters on New York's Park Avenue. Castro reiterated his demand that the United States quit the Guantanamo naval base, saying, By JERRY T. BAULCH WASHINGTON (AP) Secre- tary of Defense Robert 6. Me- Namara authorized the Air Force on "Thursday to freeze enlistments and appointments of Re- serves called to active duty last weekend when the Cuban crisis reached a climax. Thus, any officer or enlisted man whose term of Reserve serv- ice was due to run out would be kept in uniform. McNamara's action appeared to indicate no early release for these Reserves. There had been some speculation they might be let out when the Cuban crisis passed. The men may be kept in uni- form for as long as a year under the terms of special authority 'ranted by Congress. It gave President Kennedy power to call up Reserves and National Guardsman to meet emergencies while Congress is out of session. The special callup power ex- pires next Feb. 28. McNamara authorized Secre- tary of the Air Force Eugene M. Zuckert to extend enlistments, appointments, periods of active duty, periods of obligated or other military status Of the men in the troop carrier squad- rons and support groups. A Defense Department spokes- man said the objective is to keep up the strength of 24 troop car- rier squadrons which were or- dered into federal service. Before calling up the Air Force Reserves, McNamara froze en- listments and duty tours for all Navy and Marine officers and en- "It is absurd to ask withdrawal of friendly bases and want us to leave an enemy base in our coun- try." Mikoyan met at.the dinner with "old friend" John J. MeCloy, who heads President Kennedy's spe- cial negotiating team on the Cu- ban crisis. The immediate problem was how to overcome the hitch in ne- gotiations attributed to Castro's humiliation over being bypassed by Khrushchev in arranging for U.N. inspection for removing So- viet missiles from Cuba. Mikoyan is on his way to Ha- table vana to see the Cuban prime min- ister Friday. MeCloy is a veteran diplomatic negotiator who has been advising U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Steven- son during the Cuban crisis. Ste- venson also attended the dinner at the Soviet mission. It was the first U.S.-Soviet get- together since the crisis flared into the open with President Ken- nedy's announcement of a naval arms blockade of Cuba 11 days ago. MeCloy is chairman of a three- man coordinating committee named by Kennedy last Monday to handle the Cuban crisis nego- tiations. "Mr. Mikoyan is inviting his old friend, Mr. MeCloy, to a Soviet delegation official said. Before the dinner Mikoyan con- ferred with Acting Secretary-Gen- eral U Thant on the problem posed by Castro's reluctance to agree to U.N. verification of re- moval of Soviet missiles. Mikoyan arrived in New York by plane Thursday from Moscow. He will go on to Havana on Fri- day to see the Cuban prime min- ister. U.S. sources said they expect Mikoyan to tell Castro that listed men to help sustain thejKhrushchev has given his pledge blockade of Cuba and the rein- forcement of the Guantanamo Na-, val Base. The announcement came after U.S. reconnaissance planes re- sumed flights over Cuba and brought back pictures that are ex- pected to show whether the So- viet-supplied missile complexes are being dismantled, as pro- mised. Meanwhile, the picket line of U.S. Navy ships reimposed the selective blockade in Cuban wa- no public reports of any contacts with shipping. The latest word was that there were no Soviet vessels in the area or service headed that way. to Kennedy for removal of the missiles under U.N. inspection and that if Castro stands in the way he will risk loss of Soviet support. These sources said Mikoyan may offer Castro more sorely needed new economic aid as in- ducement. Mikoyan is the man who ce- mented the close Soviet relation- ship with Castro and is regarded by the Cuban leader as a warm friend. Accompanying Mikoyan to the session with Thant were First Deputy Foreign Minister Vasi- See CASTRO, Pg. 9-A, Col. 1 A TRIO OF BEAUTIES Miss Sharon Johnson of Winters, center, was crowned Miss Westgate Thursday night, as 13 young ladies from Abilene and surround- ing cities competed for the title at a style show. Runnersup in the contest ww; Miss Fairy Fry of Roscoe, left, second runnerup; and Miss Carolyn Albany, right, first nmnerup. Top prize was worth of clothing from Uf Westgate store. (See story on Pg. 2-A)