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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 144 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY M) 33IAU3S PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Auoeiattd Prttt Connally Said Elected Governor Democrats Take Healthy Leads By ROBERT E. FORD An avalanche of votes swept Democrat John Connally into the Texas Governor's mansion Tues- day, destroying hopes of the GOP to send Jack Cox to Austin as the state's first Republican chief executive since Reconstruction. Robert L. Johnson, director of y helped the entire Democratic slate, including some doubtful swept all the district congression- al contests except in Dallas Coun- y, where the GOP's Bruce Alger led in his bid for reelection. Some of the 14 constitutional the Texas Election Bureau, said amendment proposals trailed. at p.m. (CST) that Connally apparently had won. The affable, handsome Demo- crat who quit as Secretary of the listed Navy to run thus captured elec- tive public office the first time he campaigned for himself. Connally, possibly the state's Governor: John Connally, 818, Jack Cox Jack Cars- well (Constitution) Lt. Gov.: Preston Smith most astute behind-the-scenes Bill Hayes political expert, proved by the election outcome that he knitted together most of the badly-split factions of the Democratic party into a workable team. Cox campaigned with massive Ramsey Berndld Hanson party greatest effort by Texas Republicans in an off- year election in four decades. The Republicans carried many Joseph Rummler (C) of the state's 254 counties, but failed in some of the big-vote counties they said they expected to win. The GOP also failed to garner the needed wide vote margins ir some counties which they hoped COX VOTINQ Jack Cox, Republican candidate for governor, and his wife, __ Joyce look over the long ballots just before they voted in Breckenridge Tuesday, would cancel out probable losses Cox had not conceded late Tuesday night but Democrat John Connally had been declared winner by the Texas Election Bureau. (AP Wirephoto) _________ in strongly Democratic areas. Connally's power undoubted- PAGE ONE It is all over. It is time to congratulate the winners names unknown at this moment of writing, names emblazoned in election stories printed on this and on inside pages. It is time, too, to console the losers. We don't know just why you lost. But there is a story going the rounds, a story most lately printed in last week's Oil and Gas Journal as food for thought for losing candidates. The story concerns this firm which manufactures dog food. It was having its annual sales meeting in which salesmen were called in from territory and they were hearing the sales manager give forth with his usual pep talk. "What dog-food company, he asked, "has the newest and most modern plant in the whole coun- "We the salesman chor- used. "What is the only dog food anywhere that contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F G, and H, plus the essential minerals and body-building "We the salesman chor- used. "What dog-food company has the best bunch of dog-food sales- men in the whold wide "We do." "Then the sales man- ager demanded, "don't we sell more' dog There was a great silence, broken at last by one timid dog- food salesman who rose and said, "I'll tell you why we ain't telling more dog food. "It's them dog-goned dogs. "They won't eat it." It is all over now. But during the party warfare the Battle of the Signs was a lusty engage- ment Democrats had Democrat signs. Republicans had Repub- lican signs. At least one Dem- ocrat party official had Repub- lican signs. Democrats accused the Re- publicans of sign-napping and Republicans accused the Demo- crats. There a volley exchange of sign-fire election day. One grim sign on Elmwood Drive proclaimed to passing mo- a dire Iheat: It muttered, "or Cat- irtrophy." One plaintive on WIHi Drive walled, on hand-lettered cardboard: "Somebody Stole My Connally Sign." New City Charter Okayed Strongly cind, we have always joined hands to defeat the he empha- sized. "I just did what I thoughl and united for the best interests of our city. I hope and believe we will do so this he added. Mayor C. R. Kinard said, "I am gratified with the outcome and >leased that the people have pass- ed the new charter by such a wide margin." City Commissioner Wiley Con- nally, a leader of opposition to he new charter, said, "The people lave spoken and we will do as hey wish." He added that the vote was 'about like I expected. We have ,o work together now to make Ab- lene a better city. "There was no organized effort Abilene voters settled the char- er question at the polls Tuesday with a decisive 62.4 per cent ap- proval of the new city document. In voting themselves the first lew charter since 1911, citizens polled in favor of the pro- losition. The vote against was set at or 37.6 per cent. A total of persons cast 'otes in the special city election, -un in conjunction with the gen- eral balloting; however, 371 votes i-ere voided in the charter ballot- ng. Tuesday's approval of the new charter, completed Sept. 26 by the 15-man Abilene Charter Com- mission, ended almost two months of controversy. The new charter, fully two- thirds more concise than the old city document, will not go into effect until the city election sched- uled for the first Tuesday in April of 1963. Abilene's 51-year-old charter will continue in force until that date. Voters at 18 of the 19 city boxes approved the proposed new char- ter. Only Box 1, in the First State Bank, voted against it, 195 to 179. Biggest margin was at the Boy Jim Ned Independent School Dis- trict Tuesday night called a sec- Scout Headquarters, Box 5, where persons voted for the char- ier and 427 against it. Action of the voters was praised by members of the Charter Com- mission contacted late Tuesday night. Chairman Bryan Bradbury said the large majority in favor "is gratifying. It is the history of Abi- lene that after a project of this CHARTER VOTE BOX PUCE i. 2. 3. Nivil Armory 4. Fab- Park Gym YES 1st State Bank 179 Butternut Fire Sta. B5 164 345 741 424 3IS 461 161 Ml 4U 411 Boy Scout HQ Dr. Pepper GoM Star Derm Central Fire ACC Fire Sta. YWCA CreteeM Hti. Mary Fnmeef Han Jane Un Scbeel WTU Cranhene 117 School Gym Can-Mr Bw. m WT ecu. M "MM Totab NO 195 269 241 275 427 no was right to clarify the proposed against Democrats appeared to have Texas Election Bureau returns at p.m. from 165 of counties, 19 complete (Democrats Atty. Gen.: Waggoner Carr 863, Everton Kennedy Congress-at-large: Joe Pool 139, Desmond Barry Railroad Commissioner: Ben Comptroller: Robert S. Calvert Hargrove Smith FULL OF CONFIDENCE Democratic candidate John Connally of Fort Worth receives a kiss from his wife, Nellie, at campaign headquarters in Austin where Connally waited for final results of the race. Connally was declared winner of the compensation state race at p.m. (AP Land Commissioner: Jerry Sad- ler Albert Fay Agriculture Commissioner: John White Harry Hubbard Amendments: 1. Workmen's Approval against 2. Welfare against 3. Hospital dists. (4 Approval against 4. Water 451, against 5. Hospital dists Approval against 6. Retirement al against 9. Hospital dist.-home for aged against 10. State employee consultants against 11. Veteran land proval against 12. Coastal zoning Approval Democrats Sure to Keep Control of Both Houses 2nd Jim Ned Bond Election Set Nov. 17 TUSCOLA Trustees of the charter. I thought these contro- versial points should be made known. I think I have fulfilled my obligation." Connally said that if he had not been on the city commission he would not have opposed the char- ter. another city publicly op- posed adoption of the charter, said, "I will abide by the choice of the people. I will be able to mid my head up and never be ashamed to face anyone for my stand on this issue." Here are comments by other charter commissioners: John Crutchfield "I'm ex- George Kaerwer, commissioner who ond bond election for Nov. 17 in an effort to build a new high school and avoid the loss of their accrediation, threatened by the Texas Board of Education. One proposition will appear on the Nov. 17 ballot, for issuance of in bonds to build a new high school at the site of the pres- ent school in Tuscola. Last Saturday the district's vot- ers defeated a similar proposition and also one calling for the issu- ance of approximately in bonds, the building of a new high school in a centrally located area in the district and the construction of a new elementary school at Tuscola. A letter, which the board intends to send to each voter in the district states, "We (the trustees) wish to 282 emphasize again, the state Boarc of Education has advised that un 270 less action is taken to correct the deficiencies pointed out after at inspection on Dec. 14, 1961, our District will lose its accreditation "Your board was elected to office tq adminster to the needs 117 of the students and see that they Ml were afforded the same opportune- 17 ties is those students in other ITS Tuesday's decision to set the fit Nov. 17 election was-prompted by the presentation of a petition con- lilt mining 72 signatures requesting such action, uM Board President W. L. Marshall. remely gratified not only at the response shown by our people in his election but also by their in- erest in having a better city gov- ernment." Garnet Gracy "It is my opin- m that the people of Abilene lave adopted an instrument that, f properly interpreted by future councils, can solve many of the Us that have plagued our city government." Lee Byrd "I am delighted that the people of Abilene have elected to govern themselves in a sensible, efficient and economical way through adoption of this new charter." Hudson Smart "A great im- provement over the present char- ter. I'm glad to see the people adopt it." C. G. Whitten "That's won- derful. I feel the voters have more than rewarded the members o the charter commission for their labors on behalf of the city." Robert Tiffany "Pleased thai voters have accepted the new charter. Feel certain that the city will be able to conduct its busi ness in a more efficient and busi ness like manner." 13. Dallas school proval against 14. Trials de against Cox, personable, quick-thinking man of 41, sought to become the itate's first Republican governor iince Reconstruction Days. The only GOP governor in Tex as history was E. J. Davis, who won in 1869 by 800 votes with the polls guarded by Union soldiers and the outcome announced a month after the balloting. Cox, a one-time Democratic office-holder, pitched his blister- ng campaign to three main is- sues: 1. That he is more conservative han Connally. 2. That a two-party system would be good for Texas. 3. That Connally is so close tc President Lyndon Johnson of Texas that Connally would be dominated by Johnson and Wash- ington, Cox' campaign slogan was "Independent of Washington Con- trol." Connally, 45, pegged his cam- paign to the claim that he pos- sesses the greater leadership and could work better with a Dem ocratic legislature. The campaign beyond that largely became a matter of sonalities and claims and counter claims on lesser issues. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of York won re-election Tues- day night, thus keeping his name high on the rolls of possible Re- lublican presidential nominees for returns poured in from a: NEWS INDEX SECTION A ObMnrin 2 Toykr MbvhHM NMfoiwI IKxtlM Oil Nwt...............'l SICTION I MWI........2. MiNfieb Cemki .................J RriicTV left.......... tt TV Scent.............. U 1964. As crucial off-year election, Demo- crats clinched early control of the US Senate as expected. They elected such men as the young Kennedy clansman, Edward M., n Massachusetts and Abraham A. Ribicoff in Connecticut. As for the House, the our scored some upsets but it was too early to say that their gams m that chamber would be more than marginal. Rockefeller beat Democratic nominee Robert M. Morgenthau handily. Political professionals were speculating on his final margin-whether it would in- crease or fall short of his olurality in 1960. Here's the way the score stood in the big battle for control of Congress: WEATHER II. S. Mat. pt. JS.A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (Rsdlus llles) Generally fair and cooler edneiday and Thursday. Hlfh Wednw day about 65. low Wednesday nljht 40 to 45. HUh Thursday near 70. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy and turning cooler Wednesday Fair Wednesday ntrtt and Thursday Cooler Wednesday nlcM' arj Thursday. High Weifnesda: NORTHWEST TEXAS Fair Wednes day and Thursday. Turnlnc cooler Wed nesday. Cooler Wedneedsy nf........ warmer In north Thursday. day 55 to i nliM. A Illlle Hujn Wednes. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Cl to partly cloudy with widely scat thundershowera In south end near and clea partly cli day with ahowers In neiday nifht. Cooler _______ and Thursday. Illlh Wednesday TEMrEBATUBES Tien. a.m. Ties. 59 74 M 70 M 77 M ft 74 CO 70 57 72 Hllh and low lor 34-hfws ending p.m.: 77 and 9S. Rim KM) tow same date last year __________ __________ wnrlse Imtty OMOM tenllM: it T n.11 it 7 U >Sf MM. E. Bayh Jr. although the vote was close it was stil! anybody's ice. Capehart had been critical of iennedy's policy on Cuba, and when the President called for a quarantine it was thought that iiis would boost Capehart's hances. Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen f Illinois, the Republican leader in the Senate, was having his roubles with Rep. Sidney Yates Chicago congressman who had Kennedy's enthusiastic support and who jumped away to an early ead. In Wisconsin another GOP old- timer. Sen. Alexander Wiley, was ocked in a close Senate contest with Democratic Gov. Gaylord Nelson. House, but would not pick up any thing near the 44 additional seats they need to wrest control from the Democrats. A continent away from the Rockefeller-Morgenthau contest, a smattering of returns in California showed Richard M. Nixon ahead for governor at first. But then the trickle of-ballots showed a slight iSuM edge for Edmund G. Brown, Dem- ocratic incumbent. In another state where presiden tial history often has been written Democratic Gov. Michael V. Di Salle trailed his Republican oppo- nent. State Auditor James A Rhodes. for the Senile, two old Re- looked at evening as If they might be in for trouble In the Midwest. Sen. Homer dpehirt of Indi- some of his iharpest ctrnpaHn shots, was running behind Birch lucky that got the GOP off to a lappy start in the vote counting. Pennsylvanians were doing ome vote splitting that gave leads to a Republican for govern- or and a Democrat for with GOP presidential politics in- volved. Republican Rep. William W. Scranton clung to an edge over Democrat Richardson Dilworth in NATIONAL, Pg. 7-A, Col. 8 Another Republican getting mention as a long shot for the party presidential toga in 1964, :ompact car mogul George Rom- ney, was lagging behind in the race for governor of Michigan but he still was within shooting distance of the Democrat who was striving to hang on for an- other term, Gov. John B. Swain- on. Kennedy campaigned person- ally for the Democrats in Pennsyl- vania and Michigan. He also hopped into the political fight in Kentucky. And it was Ken- ELECTION ATA GLANCE SENATE Democrats in a breeze, which was inevitable. They had such a big carry-over margin that they needed only eight vic- tories to get the 51 seats necessary >o retain control. These came early, with the re-election of Sen J W Fulbright of Arkansas the d'incher. He beat Dr. Kenneth G Jones orthopedic surgeon anc idol of rightists. HOUSE Still much in doubt but with Republican gains seem- ing to fall short of a turnover. The GOP turned up with three victories over Democratic incum bents and led in nine other races where Democrats now hold seats Democrats were ahead in eigh races where Republicans now hold office. The guess: That Republicans _._r______ would n' ike headway in the Tuesday on 17 Texas districts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Latest returns: Senate: Elected, 10 Democrats, 7 Republicans: leading, 10 Demo- crats, 9 Republicans; holdovers, 43 Democrats, 18 Republicans; needed for majority 51. House: Elected, 117 Democrats, 39 Republicans: leading, 52 Demo- crats, 64 Republicans; needed for majority 218. Governors: Elected, 6 Demo- crats, 3 Republicans; leading, 11 Democrats, 12 Republicans; hold- overs, 13 Democrats, 2 Republi- Democrats Lead In House Contests By MIKE COCHRAN Associated Press Slalf Writer Republicans focused attention where GOP candidates hope to win seats in Congress. Another race for Congress is statewide. The contested district races are, (Democrats listed first) Returns to the Texas Election Bureau at p.m. in the con- tested congressional districts (Democrats listed 1. Wright Patman James Timberlake 962, both Texarkana. 2. Jack Brooks Roy James 895, both Beaumont. 3 Lindley Beckworth, Glade- water William Steger, Ty- ler SJH. 4. Ray Roberts, McKlnney 10. Homer Thornberry Jim Dobbs, both Austin. 12. Jim Wright Del Bar- ron both Fort %crth. 13. Graham PureelLJr. both Dallas. 7. John Dowdy, Athens Joe Meissner Wichita Falls. 14. John Young Law rence Hoover both Carpus 16. J. T. Rutherford Ed Foreman 1.586, both Odessa. 18. Walter Rogers, Pampa Jack Scale, Amarillo 19. George Mahon, Lubbock Dennis Taylor, Crosbyton 21. Clark Fisher 5.067, Edwto Mayer both Angete. 22. Bob Casey 12315, ROM Bik- er both Houston. 8. Albert 7JJO. Ihony Farria bott Republican oppoirtttin WM largely token in ttveril hNM districts. In some the Ing WM exhturtini ud bHUr, DMIWCTMC not 1 Dm M5.' TIXM. V   

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