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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 6, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 82NDYEAR, NO. 143 Aaociattd (V) PAGE ONE Dan Gallagher, longtime elec- tion judge, tells about one elec- tion when voters swamped the polls at closing time. Thirty seconds before 7 p.m. this couple came rushing up and asked breathlessly, "We make Gallagher looked at his watch. "Just he said. He happened to glance down at the "registration" table where his weary clerk was writ- ing the names of the voters. "Jess she wrote carefully. c This is the day toward which all the campaign oratory, ener- gy and cash have been direct- ed. And for such a day there are three non-partisan, tra- ditional reminders: Please vote. Please vote early. Please vote "intelligently." They might get more at- tention if expressed negatively: Don't let too small a minor- ity decide. Don't delay the count. Don't invalidate your own bal- lot. The "please vote" plea is in behalf of self-government. H is to be hoped that even "Jess Barely" gets to the polls today. At best, a fraction of Taylor County's more than res- idents will select the new coun- ty judge and the two men to represent us in the Texas House the next two years. At best, a fraction of Abilene's more than will determine if the city has a new charter. At best, fractions everywhere will make the political decisions for too many didn't qualify by paying the poll tax last winter. (Which makes this an apt time to note that the poll tax for next year is now in. season.) The opinions of half-plus-one of the voters who go to the polls today will, in two-man con- tests, be the winning opinions. When you subtract from the or so local qualified voters the total who won't go to the polls and divide what is left by two, every single vote, in- cluding Jess', takes on new im- portance. Please vote. The "please vote early" plea, which is directed at Jess and his fellow Barelys, is in behalf of all those who will be tabulat- ing the vote and in behalf of all those interested in results of the tabulation. Determining the answer to the simple question, Who is not simple. Hundreds of people are in- volved in calculating the unoffi- cial returns. AH their work must depend on the speed and accuracy of the workers in individual boxes. And these poll workers must, in turn, depend on the voters to come early enough in the day that some order can be in the vote count. This will be a difficult ballot to count. Please, Jess Barely, get to the polls early. By noon, if possi- ble. And it will help if you have your poll tax receipt ready in hand. The "please vote intelligent- ly" plea is non-partisan. Please mark the ballot so intentions are sure and clear. The general ballot is an awe- some thing. It is arranged in by parties. Election judges tell us that ev- ery year there are those voters who (ail to mark out the "mi- nor" candidates In some of those columns off to the side and thus lose their votes on some races. Do as the ballot instructs. Strike all the names but those of your favorite candidate in each race. Iff election day. Please vote. vote early. Please vote as you Intend to vote. didates for governor closed out congres s i o n a 1 and Vote to Decide Party Strength State's Hottest Campaign Ends By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Democrat and Republican can- GOP competition in Carswell, Constitution waited at his one of the hottest campaigns in Texas political history Monday with statewide television appeals. John Connally, Democrat, spoke, through a tape recording made at Fort Worth and flown to Austin 'or transmission. Jack Cox, Republican, spoke in Houston. Connally planned to vote in Fortj Worth at about 7 a.m. then fly to Austin to await results! at his headquarters. Cox planned to return home to Breckenridge to mark his ballot, Tuesday and to wait for the re-! suits. Jack jarty candidate, Houston home. The Texas Election Bureau esti- mated more than a million votes would be cast before polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Other esti- mates have gone as high as 1.5 million. The last election for governor, when there was no coinciding presidential election to attract extra attention, drew less than votes in 1958. Strong local issues in numerous Connally In Austin AUSTIN John Connally ended his campaign for But, Auto Crash SAN ANTONIO (AP) Seven children and their school bus driver wen injured Monday when the bus and an auto collided hen, None was seriously hurt areas of the state plus widespread statewide, legislative races brought predictions of a record off-year vote. Many points lad record absentee vote totals when that phase ended Friday. The Republicans put up active contestants in eight state-wide races, 17 of the 22 congressional districts, 13 state Senate districts and 84 state house districts. Also attracting attention of vot- ers, and lengthening the voting .ime. were 14 proposed amend- ments. During the day and after polls closed, special assistants of the state attorney general and the U.S. attorney manned their offices o receive possible complaints of unfair voting or counting. Federal attorney assistants planned to be on duty in Austin, San Antonio, Waco, Del Rio and El Paso to take prompt action if necessary. Atty. Gen. Will Wilson obtained court orders previously for ballots to be impounded and kept under special legal protection after voting ends in four Tarrant Coun- ty precincts and in Duval, Zapata and Starr Counties. Gov. Price Daniel urged all Texans to get out and vote. He reminded employers that under state law, employes must be given time off to vote. Coke Stevenson Jr., state Li- quor Control Board administrator, reminded retailers of alcoholic beverages that their places of business must be closed during the voting. Beer and liquor can not be sold until 8 p.m. Tuesday. For his last day of campaign- governor Monday night with a ing, Cox was given an airport prediction that record numbers of 'aroused" Texas voters will mark their ballots Tuesday. "I have just completed a cir- cuit of the state and I have found .remendous interest, no Connally said in a half-hour state- wide television program originat- ing here. It was carried by 29 stations. "The people of Texas aroused, they are aroused be- cause they think they might not lave the leadership the next two years that is needed to carry this ;reat state forward. The people Texas are aroused and are go- g to vote tomorrow in record he asserted. [ox Makes Plane Tour HOUSTON (AP) Republican ick Cox completed the final leg an airplane tour of the state onday night in Houston with a alf-hour telecast. The GOP candidate for gover- or arrived after stops at Dallas, irt Worth and San Antonio. He Dent a quiet Sunday with his mily in Breckenridge. Cox was confident of victory. In San Antonio, Cox joked and nched with precinct workers, as e threw verbal jabs at his Dem- cratic opponent, John Connally, "I have been called a lot of ings in this campaign, some of em I've never heard before the Cox said. "I predicted the pposition would get frantic in the ast week, and they will continue a do it today." rally sendoff Monday morning by a home town crowd in Brecken- ridge. In San Antonio, he joked and lunched with workers. "From what I have seen, I can workers not to relax until after the last vote is counted. Cox went to a coffee session in Fort Worth and an airport rally in Dallas before reaching Houston for his final public appeal. Connally spent his last day in face-to-face campaigning. "I like this type of campaigning best of he explained as he shook hands in Austin, Waco and Fort Worth. Connally made a tape of his final campaign speech in Fort Worth but the tape was flown back to Austin for transmission over Austin's only television sta tion, KTBC, which is owned prin- cipally by the wife of Vice Presi- dent Lyndon Johnson. Station officials said the speech originally was planned to origi- nate in Austin and the Fort Worth tape was brought here because of technical difficulties in making 47-54 Milon Turnout Seen By J. W. DAVIS The congressional races nave WASHINGTON (AP) The not added up to a great amount politicians wound up their work of interest this year from a na- Monday night and left up to the tional standpoint, hot though they voters some unusually spirited may be in their own areas. races for governor plus the ques- tion of who'll call the tune in the President is not being new Congress. Little remained for nationwide voting except it is traditional that the party in Tuesday's power in the White House loses last- JFK VISITS GRANDMOTHER President Kennedy grins during conversation with his 97-year-old grandmother, Mrs. John F. Fitzgerald, Monday night. Mrs. Fitzgerald is the widow of the legendary "Honey Fitz" of Boston politics early in the century. The President flew to Boston to vote in his home precinct Tues- States senators, all 435 members day. (AP Wirephoto) minute physical efforts to get the estimated 47 to 54 million of the polls. Hanging over all was the tion of what effect the lessened, but still perilous, Cuban crisis might have on the minds of voters worried about the possibility of thermonuclear war with the Sovi- et Union. The general opinion was that the total net effect, as between Republicans and Democrats, would not be great. But in some individual races it would weigh heavily. These matter-of-fact figures were a certainty: The voters will elect 39 United of the U.S. House of Representa- tives, and governors of 35 of the margin of control. BACKERS CONFIDENT Showdown on Charter Comes at Polls Today 50 states. Sixty-one Senate seats and the other 15 governorships are not at stake this year. It's showdown time for the pro- posed new city charter. The charter, caught in the mid- dle of a crossfire of words for the past months, will either be voted Abilene's new city docu- ment or headed off at the polls tell you we have this election Tuesday by what some have pre- Cox said. He cautioned dieted will be a record off-year general election turnout here. The charter, if passed, would discard Abiiene's 1911 charter. As it will read on the separate charter ballot, the proposition is: 'Shall the charter of the City of: Abilene, proposed by the Charter Commission of the City of Abilene, Texas, as completed on be Voters wanting to approve the new charter should cross out the word "NO" appearing at the bot- tom of the ballot. Those wishing to vote against the charter should strike out the word "YES." Polls will open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Citizens can vote on the charter propo- sition, and also, other races and issues, at 19 boxes. Should the new charter be adopted, it will not go into effect until the city election the first Tuesday in April of 1963. A defeat at the polls would de- lay for two years any new efforts for revision, rewriting or replace- ment of the present charter. Heated discussion on the pro- posed charter has been going on Election citizens to officials are "vote early." urging SEEK SOLUTION Commission completed the docu- ment Sept. 26, and called for the lov. 6 vote. Both backers and opponents ol the proposed charter have spoken before service groups, engaged in debates and met in Town Hall discussions in bringing provisions for the top spot in 1964 could be Winters Forms Parents' Group of the charter before the public. Charter Commission Chairman Bryan Bradbury said Monday he was "optimistic" about passage of election eve to win 19 and the By LANE TALBURT Reporter-News Staff Writer WINTERS 'faction of Win- new network connections at the ters School patrons which con- last minute. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sportt................6.7 Oil KIWI................9 SECTION B Amuiemtnti 2 Women's IMWI...........3 Editorials 4 Comic. S R.dro-TV left TV Farm ntwi, marfcMt......10 for latest, most complete election returns, read Wednesday's editions of The state races, local races, area contests, the important congressional and gubernatorial races from over the nation. You'll find them alt in Wednesday's editions of the Reporter-News box by box, county by county the most com- plete election returns in all West Texas! vened at city hall in a mood of dissatisfaction Monday night emerged from a two-hour session with an attitude of cooperation with the school system in work- ing out problems. From the "protest" meeting came the beginnings of a parents' organization "to cooperate with the schools and find out what we can do as as one moth- er, Mrs. Kenneth Knapp, explain- ed it. A committee of six parents was selected to form an organization which eventually could lead to the formation of a Parent Teacher Assn. here. Named to the com- mittee were Wayne Bedford, Dr. Henry McCreight, James Crock- ett, Jack Hall, Mrs. Ernest Brown and Mrs. Knapp. Mrs. Knapp, who turned the meeting from that of protest to a solution finding session, told the group "the entire thing (the dis- satisfaction with school board pol- icies) has stemmed from a lack of understanding and a lack of in- terest on the parents' part." Many of the approximately 40 persons attending the city hall meeting had attended a mass pro- test meeting with the school board on Oct. 26, complaining of disci- plinary measures taken toward high school cheerleaders. The cheerleaders had circulated a petition protesting the board's decision last summer to stop us- ing school buses to take the stu- dent body to the football games. This action in turn led to a disciplinary action by the school administration in which the girls' punishment was to prohibit their receiving any more extra cur- ricular honors this semester. Angry parents had requested that the board decide on the ad- ministration's policies by Nov. 5. At the Monday night meeting, Bedford, who presided, announced the board's decision. Bedford said the board, in a meeting of Oct. See WINTERS, Pg. S-A, Col. 3 since the 15-man Abilene Charter of a couple of newcomers em- were candidates, who have tried everything from the old- fashioned handshake to the latest wrinkle in presenting an image by television. The general weather picture for election day: Dry but chilly. Out of the governorship con- tests could well come the man the Republicans will choose to run against President John F. Kennedy for the White House in 1964. He could be Richard M. Nixon of California, loser to Kennedy by an eyelash in the 1960 presiden- tial election; Nelson A. Rocke- feller of New York, who early lost whatever chance he had for the 1960 GOP nomination; or one est congressional elections, the the charter. "We often talk aboul wanting to do something aboul improving our government and this is a real opportunity for us to do just he said. "The proposed charter does nol put too much power in the hands oi anyone and retains the ulti- mate power in the hands of the people, where it Brad- bury, an attorney, said. "I hope the people will think ol the future of our city and adopt the charter in place of the out- moded 1911 he concluded. Mayor C. R. Kinard, who Mon- day announced endorsement of the proposed charter, also was optimistic. "The few objections raised to the proposed charter are self-contradictory and self-defeat- ing, revealing a lack of knowl- edge of the old charter, a lack ol understanding of our form ol government and our Texas laws." "I urge you as voters not to miss this opporunity to vote for a See CHARTER. Pg. S-A, Col. 3 some of its strength. Key Points To Watch For Trend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Contests which the early-trend seekers will be watching closely in the elections Tuesday: SENATE Connecticut and Maryland are among states in which the Demo- crats hope to widen their present these Jobs health education and welfare, is opposed by Horace Seely-Brown, broiled in other closely watched ney in Michigan and William W. Scranton in Pennsylvania. The speculation assumes thai announced plans of Nixon and Romney not to offer themselves changed by events. Of all 35 governorship races a! stake, Republicans were favored Democrats 16. Such a resull would leave Democrats in 29 governors' chairs, the Republi- cans in 21. The present lineup favors the Democrats 34-16. WEATHER BE ABILENE AND .Jiiles) Parity cloudy and warmer through Tuesday, turning a Liile cooler on Wednesday. Rlxh Tuesday about 75 Low Tuesday nUht about 45 to 50. High Wednesday about 65 to 70. TEMPERATURES Hon. a.m. Mon. p.i 57 73 72 56 72 57 71 !6 69 54 67 54 63 54 62 57 60 52 66 69 Hlsh and tow (or 24-luurs radinf p.m.: 74 and 52. RUh low same daU last year: fllfU: today: sunset tonTlht: Barometer rtadinl at I tt.13 Humidity p.m.: In in which a In Connecticut, Abraham A. Ribicoff, Democrat, who resigned his Cabinet post as secretary of Republican, who has relinquished his seat in the House. The Re- publican incumbent, Sen. Prescott Bush, is not a candidate. Tn Maryland, the retirement of Sen. John Marshall Butler, Re- publican, has heightened Demo- crats' hopes. Daniel B. Brewster, Democrat, now a member of the House, is opposing Edward T. Miller, Republican, a former rep- resentative. HOUSE Connecticut, with its early re- porting and long history of polit- ical overturns, may provide the first significant trend. In the lat- margin of victory in five of the state's six districts was 5 per cent governorship races: George Rom- or less. Democrats now hold four of the six seats. The West Virginia 1st, the Penn- sylvania 6th, and the Illinois 20th provide interesting contests. In each, redistricting has pitted an incumbent Democrat against an incumbent Republican. GOVERNOR New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Michigan will be watched closely for a clue to which way the political winds are blowing. Democrats scent a chance to capture a statehouse in New Hampshire because of a rift in Republican ranks. The Democrat- ic nominee, John W. King, has won the backing of Republican Gov. Wesley Powell, who lost his s. bid {or renomination. King's op- ponent is John Pillsbury. In Rhode Island, Republicans hope to put John H. Chafee in the governor's seat now occupied by John A. Notte, Democrat seeking reelection. The GOP also hopes for turn- overs in Pennsylvania and Ohio, other early return states. Michigan's contest may have major significance. It pits a Re- publican newcomer, George Rom- ney, against incumbent Democrat John B. Swainson. A winning de- but by Romney could make hint a GOP presidential contender in '64. Secrecy Clouding Cuban Situation WASHINGTON mil- itary forces continued to watch Cuba from the sea and air Mon- day, but the Pentagon maintained an almost complete news blackout on the result of the surveillance. There is no evidence the Soviet Union is packing up the jet bomb- ers it sent to Cuba, U.S. authori- ties reported. At the Pentagon, almost every question on the Cuban situation was turned back with "no com- ment." The 11.28 bombers are capable of carrying four tons of bombs- including nuclear a target some 730 miles away. Some 20 of the planes have been spot- ted in aerial photos. While First Deputy Premier Anastas I. Mikoyan of the Soviet Union continued his talks in Ha- vana, the Organization of Ameri- can States called for cooperation in defense against Cuban subver- sion. And Venezuela asked for an emergency session of the OAS within 48 hours to report "01; rorist activities in Venezuela di- rected from Communist Cuba." Asst. Secretary of Defense Arthur Sylvester gave no com- ment to almost every one of a series of questions submitted to him in writing. Later, at a briefing, a Pentagon Cuba now more than the estimated spokesman had "no comment" oft: 1. Claims by Cuban ground sources that missiles are now hidden in caves. lives, under the proposed inspec- tion plan, to be placed aboard U.S. Navy ships? 3. Were there any Cubs. flights Monday? 4. Are Russian ships now going through the quarantine line ol Navy ships? 5. Is it believed there are in M IL28 Soviet bombers first re- ported or less because soon may under- have been shipped out? 6. What about Cuba's claim thit anti-aircraft ihot down the V) 2. Are Red Cross represents- plane of Rudolf Anderson? The spokesman also bad M comment when asked why he bad no comment on the   

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