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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 81ST YEAR, NQ. 236 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE ONE [By Kathaj-yn'Puff] :The candidates have all tiled and now Ihc volers knew: 1. Democratic primaries are go- ing to be torrid affairs; a, Re- publicans promise, too, primary excitement. Indications are local Repub- licans will be holding more complele primary elections than ever before. And that brings up some ques- tions: Who'll use (he traditional poll- ing placesY Who'll get how many of the new voting booths Taylor Comi- ly has lately purchased! It has so happened through lite years (hal, for the most part, general election poll- ing places have been used by local Democrats in their pri- maries. Now, Republicans will be hav- ing elimination contests, too, 'Hie law provides that in coun- lics under population "the places of holding primary elections of political parties in the various precincts of the stale shall not be within one hundred yards of the place at which such elections or conven- tions are held by a different po- litical parly." And the law continues, "When the chairmen of the executive committees o( the different par- ties cannot agree on the places where precinct primary elections to be, held on the same day shall be held, such places in ehch precinct shall be desig- nated by the county judge It there were to arise a dis- pute over use of the traditional polls, the mailer will Ihus land in the lap ol County Judge lioed Ingalsbe. might happen. Judge Ingalsbe said Wednes- s jrlay that both county chairmen had asked for the same polling places in several city boxes. The judge said he hoped the matter could be worked out in conference. Another set of decisions awaits on use of the new voting booths. County commissioners have lately purchased 350 voting booths (total cost, In- galsbe reported) (o be used, as (he law requires, "in towns or cilies of inhabitants or more." But how will the voting booths be distributed? Mow many will be sent to the Democratic polls and h o w many to the GOP voting places? "We'll just have to the judge said. The crowd which will literal- ly surround Van Cliburn al his- concert tonight at Hardin-Sim- rnons Auditorium will probably he the largest ever to' gather for a cultural program in Abi- lene, we understand. There'll be sealing on (he stage, something which hasn't been required locally in some time, something which has hroughl menlion around town of the (lays when Paderewski, Gal- li-Curci and Schumann Hoink and such artists packed 'cm in the'old First Baptist Church nu- ditorium or Ihe old Simmons chapel. The CJiburn concert has led H-SU officials to learn the exact and maximum capacity of Ihc new auditorium Dr. Bill Beazlcy of the school adminis- tration says. TJie main ...auditorium has been sold mil. The junior audi- torium behind the stage has been sold oul. Stage seats, 141 of them, are sold. And chairs, also taken, have been set on'the floor around the stage. Bcazley, n harassed man Wednesday, repealed the an- nouncement: The house is sold oul. No tickets will he on sale .at the door. T. N. Carswell and Miss Craig Lasley, who in earlier years helped bring" to Abilene 'some of the finest arlislic lalciil of the world, agreed the Van Cli- burn1 crowd will exceed any other. The new H-SU audilor- lum is bigger. Associated Press (fP) BISHOP Bishop Thomas J. Drury, right, of the San Ahgelo Catholic diocese, speaks informally wit li the Very Rev. E. J. Gerlich, left, pastor of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Bob Deegan, head of the church ushers, prior to an appreciation dinner for church workers here Wednesday night. The bishop arrived in Abilene earlier in the clay for his first visit in Abilene since his consecration in San Angelo Jan 24. (Staff photo by Jimmy Parsons) Bishop Drury Calls For Growth, New Facilities HY LANE TALBURT Kcporfcr-Ncws Staff Writer The Most Rev. Thomas J. Drury iccasioned his first visit lo Abi- ene Wednesday night as newly- consecrated bishop of the-San An- diocese to lay down ar-reaching objeclivcs for growth if church membership and expan- sion of facilities here. Climaxing a daylong inspection churches in the Abilene area, lishop Drury lold parishioners of be Sacred Heart Catholic Church: "1 do see a lot of work lo be lone. 1 believe in work. We will AIIII.KNK AND VICINITY (nadlus 40 ules) Partly cloudy and warm Thurs- ay and Friday. High both rfavs 75-80 Thursday nlcht 45, NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Consider. tile cloudiness Thursday tfirnuKh Fri- ny Ocfasioii.il drjizlo early morninfs. cal kvcil lisM shmvcrs Friday afternoon. i hlUc warmer Thursday and Thursday ishl. Thursday GZ-n. NOlmiWKST TEXAS: Partly clouily m......'W and Thursday nlstit and miMh Mostly cloudy and widely seal- iRht showers south Frlcliiy. A in temperature. High T hanse in temperature. High Thursday SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Partiv cloudy to cluirclies and (he construction of touily and mild Thursday hrough