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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAH, NO. 125 PAGE ONE Employes in the Roby court- house office of Fisher County Clerk John Ashley (a Demo- crat) are busy this week blot- ting a name out of one column (Republican) of the ballot Fish- er voters will cast in the Nov. 6 General Election. It's all with the knowledge and approval, however, of those intimately involved and with the knowledge and approval-by- telephone of the Attorney Gen- eral's office in Austin. V The name being "scratched" is that of Loyd C. Senn, 23, of Rutan. He doesn't mind. He isn't running for office. He isn't even in Fisher County. He's studying in Howard Coun- ty College at Big Spring. He isn't a candidate but he has found it easier to get on the ballot than to get off. It all started back in May. Fisher County is a staunch Democratic county if you ever saw one but it also has Repub- licans and the Republicans held a primary. Only local GOP name on their primary ballot was that of L. D. Singley of Rotan, who was elect- ed county GOP chairman. About a dozen or less turned out for the GOP voting. Some one of these added a "candidate." Some GOP voter wrote in Senn's name for county judge. There were no other write-ins. So Senn was "nominated." Senn describes himself as "a conservative Democrat who will vote for Cox." In May, while he was being "nominated" by the GOP he was voting in the Democratic primary at Rotan, his home. He considered his GOP "vic- tory" a joke. He wasn't a candidate, he thought he told everybody. But, it so happened, his name was certified all down the line. Last week end Senn went home for a visit. He found his name was head- ed for the official ballot. Quicklike he filed a formal, sworn request that he be re- moved therefrom. He made the deadline, "20 days prior to for "withdrawing." But the ballots were already printed. Abseniee balloting must start at 20 days prior, the same dead- line. V County Clerk Ashley dug into the election laws and got little consolation. There are all sorts of provisions but none which fit precisely. New ballots could be printed who would pay the bill and how could they be ready for absentee voting? The ballots might be run back through the print shop and Senn's name blotted again, who would pay? Ashley came up with a prac- tical solution, do-it-by-hand in the clerk's office. He telephoned Hie Attorney General's office and asked for an "expert" on election laws. The expert said the candidate has the right to decline and, in a photo finish situation such as this, the "scratch" method was logical. Even if his name hadn't been blotted Senn doesn't think the one-vote nomination would have made him a bonafide candidate. He never did sign the candi- date's loyalty oath not that he isn't loyal; he just wasn't a candidate. Besides, "Loyd" as it appears on the ballot has two "1's." His experience getting on and off in politics might, however, come in handy for a term pa- per. Senn's chosen field of study is political science. ABILENE, TEXAS, FRfDAV ft 19, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS SQQ 296T OT Auociated Preti ,ger Moon by 300 Miles WON'T FINISH JOB Engineer D. L. Hanson is shown here with the moon capsule launched aboard the Ranger 5 spacecraft Thursday. Late Thursday night it was announced that the-Ranger 5 is off course and will not complete its mission of depositing the payload on the moon. Phone Company Lists Earnings In quiet contrast to the storm that has raged over it the pas few weeks, a report on earnings of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. was presented Thursday aft ernoon to City Commissioners. Commissioners accepted the re- port without discussion. Duane Dawkins, district manag- er for the company, presented the report and told commissioners. "After you gentlemen have stud ied this material if you find here is any more assistance we can be, we'll be glad to coop- erate." The report, requested by com- missioners Sept. 26 after a "legal briefing" meeting from which he press was excluded, showed a return of slightly over 6 per cent during the latest reported 12- month period. It covered the years 1960, 1961, and the 12 months ending June 30, 1962 (which embraces the last half of For 1960, the report showed, SCHOOL ZONE ON 'GAP ROAD ASKED (This and Other City Commission Stories on Pgs. 10-11-A) the company's effective net oper- ating income was on i "fair value" of exchange proper- ty of or a return rate of 5.87 per cent. The 1961 report increased to 6.47 per cent for a return of 447 on a investment. The 12 months to June 30 showed a slight drop to a return of or 6.35 per cent of Accompanying the report was a letter, in which Dawkins tracec the history of the rate increase and investments of the company since that time. "With the growth and expan- the letter said, "our ex- penses also have continued to in- crease." Dawkins said the taxes paid lo- cally by the company have in- creased from in 1957 to in 1961. Also contribut- ing to increased expense, he said, was the fact that wage rates have ncreased four times to a pres- ent annual payroll of "The company has and continues o do everything possible to offset these increased costs by improved he said. He also outlined plans for ex- See PHONE, Pg. 11-A, Cols. 1-2 Solar Power System Nol Operating PASADENA, Calif. Space Agency officials said Thur day night that the Ranger S moo rocket launched earlier Thursda is expected to miss the moon b approximately 300 miles. Officials said this means tha Ranger 5 will not be able to complish any of its missions, was designed to take televisio pictures of the moon and land an instrumented capsule containing quake measurement device. Scientists at the Jet Propulsio Laboratory, which is tracking th 755-pound spacecraft, said Range S apparently failed to get solar power and, after 8 hours and 44 minutes of flight, the battery o board the spacecraft ran down. Reason for Ranger 5's failure t get solar power was not imme- diately explained. The spacecra is equipped with two wing-like si lar panels which convert the sun' energy into electricity to power il instruments. Without solar power, the spaci craft had to rely on electricit from a battery which ran down early in the flight. Ranger 5 carries a small rocke engine capable of changing it course by up to miles, bu the power failure will prevent sc enlists from putting it in opera tion. Laboratory scientists attempted to fire the mid-course rocket be- fore the battery ran down. Bu the signal apparently reached tb spacecraft too late. The course correction command which takes 26 minutes to execute was sent to Ranger 5 from a tracking station at Johannesburg South Africa, at p.m. PDT However, the Johannesburg sta tion lost its signal from Ranger at p.m. PDT, an indication the battery had already run down It was the third straight failur i the U.S. program to unlock some of the secrets of the moon electronically before sending manned ships to the earth's near- est celestial body. AFTER POLICE CHASE Czech Diplomat Kills Wife, Shoots Himself By ARTHUR EVERETT NEW YORK (AP) A husky Czechoslovak diplomat killed his a reckless driver who, when cor dition in a Bethlehem, Pa., hos- mats in this country, enjoys dip- others. Police temporarily had from New York at speeds up to 110 m.p.h. Besides his own bullet shoulder by a Pennsylvania state trooper. WEATHER (Wiullnr Hip, ABILENE AND VICINITY (Bldlw mlltl) Moitly cloudy with ocuitmul HIM Frldiy and S.luril.y. HIM kolb nor Lew rrUty nigh TKMFMMTUMn (tun. a.m. 60 73 B 'fir" low Mine OHM: M I a.n.1 M.M. iwi wife with a single bullet hi the head Thursday at the Czech Unit- ed Nations mission on Madison Avenue, then took off on a pan- icky, cross-country flight. It end- ed in a ditch in Pennsylvania, where the husband shot himself as police closed in on the wreck- age of his black Cadillac. The diplomat, Karel Zizka, about 40, an attache of the Czech headquarters. U.N. mission, was in critical con. pital after a flight of 75 miles lomatic immunity from prosecu time that Zizka had killed his wife. They regarded him only as nered, pulled a gun on them. It was hours after Zizka's cap- Avenue in a 1961 ijmousine, owned lure before the slaying of his wife, Vera, also about 40, came to light. Czech officials first found her in her nightclothes, dead on the bed room floor of her apaHnent. New York police claimed they learned of the slaying still later, in roundabout fashion from U.N. Zizka, like other foreign diplo- tion by U.S. authorities. (Should survive, he would be answer- in the head, he was shot in the able for his wife's death only to his Czech superiors. The Czech mission's only expla- His captors had no idea at the nation for the slaying was "a sud- den mental breakdown." Zizka, 6 feet 2 and weighing 240 pounds, fled the mission build- ing at 83rd Street and Madison by the mission and equipped with diplomatic license plates. Behind he left a written admission of the slaying and an announcement that he planned to take his own life. Only blocks away, the dis- traught, blundering Zizka ran afoul of New York police. His car was involved in a minor traffic accident in which it struck two their hands on him. But they had no knowledge his wife was slain. And, furthermore, they were aware of Zizka's diplomatic im- munity, from identification he See DIPLOMAT, Pg. 4-A, Col. 1 HEAD OIL AND GAS ASSOCIATION W. N. (Bill) Tindell, right, is the new president of the West Cen- tral Texas Oil Gas Assn. Vice presidents of the asso- ciation, left to right, are L. W. Brooks Jr., Brecken- ridge; George Straughan, Abilene; R. W. Hines, Fort Worth; and Harry W. Elliott Jr., Abilene. Not pictured is Bailey Lewis, Abilene, who was re-elected treasurer. (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr.) WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport BALUNGER BIG SPRING Trace .Trace .20 .09 HERMLEIGH ..........15 OVOX CITY ............Trace MIDLAND.............18 dUNDAY ..............40 COLORADO CITY DESSA AN ANGELO RUSCOTT ifESTBROOK INTERS .....18 .57 to 1.00 .....90 ;so .....101 Tindell President Of Oil Association By JIM EATON Reporter-New! Oil Editor W. N. (Bill) Tindell, Abilene geologist, Thursday was electee resident of the West Central Tex as Oil Gas Assn. He replaces James E. Russell Abilene petroleum engineer, who Jim Ned School Situation Clouded By JACK SHERIDAN Reporter-News Staff Writer Jim Ned School oard, faced with the threatened ss of accreditation, presented ree building propositions to resi- ents here Thursday night and re- dved in reply more varied sug- estions and criticism than they ad propositions. After coasting through the first ublic hearing Monday night at Lawn, they ran into a solid bar- age of questions Thursday that irrounded both plans and citi- ng with confusion and doubts. Board Chairman W. L. Marshall presented the three' proposed ans drawn up by the seven-man aard and was then showered for most two hours with questions to the legality of the planned raw vote to decide the issue; wnat effect a centralized school would have upon the economy, and dozens of other interjections by the audience which quarrelec with or questioned every phase ol the plan. The legality of the straw vote See SCHOOL, Pg. 2-A, Col. 2 NEWS INDEX SECTION A Sparti 5-7 Food ncwi 12 Oil MWI.............. 17 SECTION B Wonwn'i MWI........2, 3 Amuumeiiti............ 8 Camlet...............9 Editor io I............... 10 Obituaries 16 Radio-TV lojt.......... 16 TV Scout..............16 Farm markati.....17 State School Opens House' (Set Details on Pg. 4 A) See More on Oil Matting on Pg. 17-A for the past year has served a head of the member asso elation. The election was held at th group's membership luncheon the Windsor Hotel. New vice presidents are L. W Brooks Jr., independent operate from Breckenridge; Harry W. E. liott Jr., Abilene, president o Nueve Operating Co.; and R. W Hines, former Abilenian who now executive vice president o Texas Pacific Coal i Oil Co., For Worth. George Straughan, partner in lie Abilene firm of Lauderdale 1 Straughan Drilling Co., was re- jected vice president. Re-electe< reasurer was Bailey Lewis, who s secretary treasurer for Onyx Oil Co., Abilene. Outgoing Officers Outgoing officers, both of whom served the past two years, are Ralph Bridwell, Abilene, and Jack 'atton of Rotan. Kirk Jordan is executive vice president of the association. Tindell, a native of Calvin, )kla., has lived in Abilene since 950. He received both bachelor if science and master of science legrees in geology from the Uni- irersity of Pittsburgh. He worked as a subsurface geol- igist for Texaco Inc., Columbian Fuel Corp. and Seaboard Oil Co after arriving in Abilene. Since 953 he has been manager of prop- erties in West, West Central and tarth Texas, and Oklahoma for Minerals, Inc. Many Positions Tindell has held many positions with oil organizations since living Abilene. He was president ol lie Abilene Geological Society in and the following year was president of the Southwestern Fed- of Geological Societies. The geologist had served as Charter Calls for 6-Man 'Council By JERRY PLGMMONS Keporier-Newi Staff Writer If voters pass the proposed new Barter, the commission is com charter Nov. 6, the City Commii- four commissioners and commission members would slon would find itself with a new name, and two new members. Provisions under the new sug- gested city document call for the mayor. City Commission to be renamed 'City Council." Bryan Bradbury, Abilene Charter Commission H-iMon oMMf t chairman, has "Thta It more n keeping with the Council-Man- ager form of government drawn UP in toil charter." Size of the council, too, would be changed. Under the current size of the commission be chang- missioner is doing good Job, it's a mayor. The proposed charter calls for a council of six Bradbury told Abilene Lions Club members Thursday the coun- cil size would be Increased be- cause "Abilene lua grown, and will continue to grow, Six com- missioners can better serve gnwiif population." Not only would the name and they said, and by the time a corn- ed, but terms of office for Increased. all election time again and he goes be off." The Under the present charter, each give a majority of experienced men. to become experienced .to job. commission member serves two three-year term, Using a stagger- change missioners arc elected from each slightly. side, but they can not move from CommiMionen and the mayor their district during terms of of- would have to be at least IS years If so, the commissioner must proposed charter would All will be elected "at vacate the office, commission meaning citizens on the south The proposed charter would al- years, Odd year elections replace ed termt-of-offlce method, yearly sloners running for office on the and still retain their office. elections would assure citizens of north side. The charter chairman pointed out having an experienced majority Thursday that "former commis- of councilmen on hand at all times, told us (the Charter Com- "This Bradbury explain- mleikm) that two year term ed, "ccmmistioners have time to was too abort. II one year become experienced and DM DM for. the commis- Under present policy, two com aion would side would also vote for commis low the commissioners to move Under the present charter, also, As now, the city would be split commissioners must be at least by the existing Texas-Pacific rail- of voting age to run tor office, way. Three commissioners would Other qualifications that have come from the north side, three not changed call for the commis- from the south. The mayor could skmer to be a qualified taxpayer either and art to be delinquent in Uam. vice president of the association since 1959. Tindell currently is chairman of Abilene Goodfellows, a city-wide program furnishing food, clothing and toys to needy families at Christmas. He was vice chairman in 1961. Mrs. Tindell is the former Ruth fowler of Scottdale, Pa. They have a son, Norman, 12, and live at 2301 Regent. Gale Winds From Ella Hit Coasf Location map, Pg. 3-A CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. Gale winds whipped the North Carolina coast Thursday night as Hurricane Ella bore northward on an Atlantic course that would take er east of this coastal outpost rriday. Winds of 50 to 60 miles were eported at several points along he state's fabled Outer Banks rea. Tides were running well bove normal and already there were reports of beach erosion. The Miami (Fla.) Weather eau's latest advisory placed the enter of the storm 290 statute miles south of here. Her present ortherly course would take her o the east of Cape Hatteras late 'riday. as o public service, the Reporter-News prints the full text of proposed Constitutional Amendments SATURDAY, October 20 Ill riw Nevemher 4 __ llocMmt. The ft Ika amaMiMirti wM te Hikaa' Setwfey mamdn, takar 10. 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