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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1962, Abilene, Texas OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. l'04 PAGE Kenneth Short, principal of Lamar School, is cited by Supt. A. E. (Polly) Wells as a schoolman long on fiction and lungs. .Short, taking long breaths Thursday, panted out a report on his cross-country race across town Wednesday. He was sitting in his office when someone reported that three small Negro boys were pushing a bicycle off the school grounds at 8th and Hickory. Short went to see and saw no one. So he got in his car to scout. He drove west toward Grape and saw no bicycle-nappers so decided they had gone east to- ward Piiie. He found a crossing across blocked Hickory and up one alley and down another he drove. He saw three small Negro boys and a bicycle. He honked. The boys looked, stashed the bike behind a tree and scooted. Short gave chase in his car. The boys got smart and took off across private property. Short gave chase afoot. The boys kept running and Short kept running. "If I ever lose 'em, they'll be he thought. Onto N. 5th the chase raced. Through the Citizens Bank drive-in area. The quartet ran until Short ran out of breath. His chest hurt. Cars stopped and people looked and wondered. Short wondered as he ran. Why hadn't he told his office to alert the police to help him chase? He was about to have to stop tunning. But one of the boys gave out of breath first and darted into a yard near 6th and Pine and bid. Short collected him, his (Short's i car. the bike and, back at the office, the police. The youngster confessed. Po- lice .took collection of the missing1 went back to less breathless principal- ing. The Rev. George Cherry- homes, pastor of Uie Brookhol- low Christian Church, went to Clyde Monday night to be guest speaker at a Methodist WSCS circle meeting. He was to show slides of Thailand, where he was n missionary and a close per- sonal friend of Methodist mis- sion workers. He got to Clyde and up and down dark streets he searched for the Methodist church. He found a well-lighted building with cars parked about and went in to show his slides. It was the school house. The congregation was a collection of football boosters who were, at the moment, more interested in pigskins than in missions. But, Cherryhomes says, the Clyde Methodists are a patient lot. They were still waiting when he finally found them, many minutes late. Tlie Garnet. Gracy children, Jimmy. Cooper sophomore, and Glenda, Madison seventh grad- er, have a special copy of the new proposed city charter their father helpxl draft. Gracy preS3nted them one that's complete with the auto- graphs of the charter commis- sion members. "Thought it might someday be of some historic value." Gra- cy says. "But it was largely Glenda's idea she's in class representative to the student council." Any thought of re-doing the student charters? If so. Gracy says, it will be without his advice. He has helped draft one. NEWS INDEX HCTION A t-11 OfchMritf It Oil U IICTION I mwi.............. 2 Wenun'i MWI........ 1, J Amtnomtnrt I Uiwrioli.............. 10 ComKi H TV icmt 14 mtriitlt IT TELLS OF DELAY Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy tells newsmen that he has postponed a fourth attempt to get Negro James H. Meredith ad- mitted to the University of Mississippi until additional federal officers arrive at the scene. Kennedy said he ordered the delay because of the threat of "major violence and bloodshed." (AP Wirephoto) Clash in Racial Dispute Delayec OXFORD, Miss. H. Meredith headsd for his 'ourth attempt to enroll as a Ne- jro at all-white University of Mis- off at the last minute Thursday under direct order of the U.S. attorney general. With Meredith already en route in an auto caravan with federal marshals, the order from Wash- ngton came dramatically from Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy ivho saw "major violence and >loodshed for the citizens of. Mis- sissippi" if the 29-year-old Negro went all the way. Waiting grimly at this north Mississippi college town were a lelmeted and club-carrying army of Mississippi peace officers showing not the slightest evidence of backing down, force or not. Once again the adamant stand of Mississippi against integration put off the final showdown of strength between state and fed- eral perhaps irought nearer the use of federal ;roops. In Washington, Kennedy con- 'erred with a key Army general, informed sources said the conver- after the call-back or Meredith revolved around arrangements for the use of roops. if that became necessary. The attorney general said-. "Mr. tleredith will be registered." Apparently still not at the troop using stage, Atty. Gen. Kennedy ordered several hundred addition- al federal marshals to Memphis, Tenn., about 50 miles northwest of Oxford. In .New Orleans, an official of :he National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said. "We will advise him to make no further efforts to enter .he campus until after the insur- rection there has been put down )y the executive branch of the government." Related story, Pg. 8-A ABILENE, TEXAS, Qt 28, 1962 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 1A V Associated Preu (If) Cwiiimissioners Get Into Stormy Debate At the time Meredith was tun ing back in late afternoon. 5C peace patro men, sheriffs and city grimly guarded the five gates the Ole Miss campus. They blocked four of the gates jwith parked cars, figuring to force Meredith and the marshals to make their try at the main they showed up at all. And at the main gate, between two brick pillars on either side of the road, they set up their line. Highway patrolmen wore steel helmets and carried riot sticks. Sheriffs and city policemen from Uie length and breadth of the state, streaming into Oxford through much of the day, worked with them. Only campus police wore guns. As before, other officers left their arms in their cars. Around the gate more than a thousand people milled about half of them up an occasional cheer, but for the most part just watching and waiting. Lt. Gov. Paul Johnson tried to clear them out, speaking to the crowd over a loudspeaker, "you're not going to miss any- thing by leaving here. All you are going to miss is seeing James Meredith denied again. If you'd like to help this Negro in Ole Miss just stay here." Johnson, backed up by highway patrolmen, turned away Meredith and a group of federal marshals at the gate Wednesday. Only a few students left after his plea. Gov. Ross Barnett, on the campus all day and apparently ready to step in personally to block Meredith again if the op- portunity presented itself, spent i about 20 minutes at the gate. Senate Voles Pay Boost, Postal Hike WASHINGTON Sea- ate rejected charges of preelec- tion vote-buying Thursday and voted 72-3 to give 1.6 million gov- ernment workers an immediate pay raise. The same bill, which goes back ;o the House, carries a mil- ion-a-year increase in postal rates starting next Jan. 7. If ac-j cepted by the House, the new would raise letter mail from 4 cents to 5 cents, air mail from cents to 8 cents, and increase other postal rates. The House lad previously passed a similar postal rate bill which did not deal with federal pay. The pay raise, totaling a year, would go in two steps to one million classified Civil Service employes and 900 postal workers. The first in- stallment would start right after he bill is signed. The bill fulfills most of Presi- dent Kennedy's requests for post- al rate increases and contains .ubstantially what he sought in oay raises. Sen. Olin D. Johnston, )-S.C., who steered the measure hrough the Senate, said he had Vhite House assurances it will Kennedy's approval if it the House. Johnston and his supporters beat back several attacks on both flanks of the combined postal rate-pay increase bill. Sen. Frank J. Lausche, D-Ohio, made a couple of unsuccessful assaults on the pay raise side, denouncing it as a measure to buy votes in an election year. WEATHER V. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Man, Faje 18-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY