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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 896T OT H9HVH 82ND YEAR, NO. 109 ABILENE. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTf PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PAGE ONE Texas Tech, under its pre- natal name, was "located" in Abilene for a few stormy weeks. The location got tangled in Gov. Jim Ferguson's impeachment. And West Texans became more than a little mad at each other over it all. It happened early in World War I. The Legislature, after many years of West Texas beg- ging, passed in February 1917 a bill appropriating a half-million dollars to build a "West Texas A4M" somewhere west of the 98th meridian (about Mineral Wells) and north of the 29th parallel (about Exactly where got to be quite a thing. Twenty-two towns, size of Miles on up, thought the col- lege should be their very own. A five-man locating board was named in the law to pick the town Gov. Ferguson, Lt. Gov. W. P. Hobby, Speaker F. O. Fuller, State Supt. W. F. Doughty and Ag Commissioner Fred Davis. The board went traveling to look over the sites offered, Kerr- ville to Amarillo, and it was quite a trip. Each town did its best selling job. San Angelo of- fered three sites. Ballinger kept the board hidden out overtime, Abilene charged, at a fish fry. Abilene put the big pot in the little one with a barbecue at the site of a new lake about to be built on Elm Creek near Buf- falo Gap, with speakings, flag- waving, parades and tour of the local site" in the south edge of town. Abilene seemed to feel, yon gather from oM newspapers, it had the inside track. And sure enough.... The locating board met in Austin in June to select a site by secret ballot. On the first ballot HaskeU got one vote, San. Angelo one, Sny- der one Abilene two. The board voted a second time. The Governor announced the results. Abilene had won! Walker Due Tests; Barnett Reprieved I Governor Wins Ten-Day Delay By ARTHUR EVERETT NEW ORLEANS sippi Gov. Ross Barnett today won a 10-day reprieve from fed era! punishment for his vain op The same argument was ad- vanced on behalf of Lt. Gov. Paul position to Negro James H. Mere- B. Johnson Jr., who stood in for dfth's enrollment at the Univer sity of Mississippi Tin justice de- partment suggested the delay. Instead of sending Barnett to prison or fining him on the spot, imprisonment in the contempt ei- a federal appeals court gave him tation die court levelled against a form of probation until Oct. him. apparently a test of his willing ness to accept fully Meredith's POLICE AT MANSION City and Mississippi State police stand guard in front of the Governor's mansion in Jackson Tuesday as they and Gov. Ross Barnett awaited the action of a federal court on contempt charges against the governor. (AP Wirephoto) integration Into previously white student all in abeyance to allow Barcett and Johnson more time to show com- Satellite to Test Space Radiation CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP Explorer satellite, soared in to orbit Tuesday night to measur Mrs. j. w. Dixon, wife of a pioneer Winters doctor, died at p.m. Tues- day at her home here. She had been in ill health for some time. The former Mary Elizabeth Longley, she was married to J. W. Dixon at Bovina in 1910. Phey moved to Wingate in 1911, where Dr. Dixon practiced for 10 years before moving to Winters in 1981. on charges of inciting insurrection and seditious conspiracy. U.S. Dist. Atty. F. Russell Mil- lin of Kansas City told newsmen the psychiatric examination order was issued In Oxford Tuesday aft- ernoon by U.S. Dist. Judge Claude Clayton. Millin said it prevents Walker from obtaining his release under a bond set Monday at his arraignment Millin said he understood the psychiatric would proved by Walker's counsel. Watts said he and two Spring- ieM attorneys, George Donegaii and William Wear, talked to Walker in the medical center this umuvOJ V C ropean reactions to the showing. found him The space agency said the as ucid, undisturbed and possessmf told Wafter trists at the medical center should x only his name, rank and serial same as an Ameri- an soldier who has been cap. hired." Watts, reading from a four-page tatement, told newsmen he had alked to Judge Clayton at Ox- ord by telephone and was in- ormed the order committing on was issued on the basis of estimony by Dr. Charles E, Smith, a Bureau of Prisons pay- hiatrist. Watts quoted Judge Clayton as saying Dr. Smith had ot seen Walker. Watts said that during their talk with Walker Tuesday mom- Walker gave them his ver- on of what happened at Oxford. "He at no time led any assault, large or overt act against any ate or federal officer, including .S. Watts said. no time incited anyone to riot r disorder." Walker told his lawyers, Watts said, that he contacted the sher- in Oxford on Saturday and See OLE MBS, Pf. CoL State Rests Case In Trial of Lope WAXAHACHE (HNS) The W, C. Jobe, Ballinger state rested its case at p.m in the murder trial of Incamacta Lopes, charged with the hammer slaying of M. E Boggees. 75. of Ballinfer, after by Mark Martinez, M-year-oM nineteen witnesses were question- ed. Defense Attorney Warwick Jen- kins, court-appointed, asked for recces until Wednesday morn- ing, and the Nquest WM granted by District Judge A. R. Stout The trial win resume at I am Wednesday. HKhttghtinc the Ttieaoay petrancei of the and son on the the lain man's n witness stand. Dist. Atty. E. C. Orindstaff of police depsrtnest Hunger, chief prosecutor, read Tie trial kmMi to frnm h CMMC- wM setaettn ef JM7 man; James Bridges, of Public Safety officer; Dr. Green, BaUinger physician. Afternoon testimony was ihw Ballinger man and an aDeged at> complice in the slaying; Modrall of Lubbock; County Sheriff Don Atkins, McAden of Ballinger; Supt. Ernest Caskey, Tax Ai f. J. Legg Juasi and VUarreH of BaOkwer; r EskeUPoweB: Jaak AMtte, DPS pi and I. C. DomteqMB, ta Anpfc ;