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TEMPERATURE Saturday high 31, low A above torn. Sunday high 19, low two above zero. 7:00 a.m. totlny zero. Downtown noon today 11 above zero. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL TO ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN NEWSPAPER WEATHER Southern Illinois — Mostly cloudy with a few periods of snow tonight nnd Tuesday. Not qui to so cold tonight. Low tonight zero central, 10-15 extreme south. High Tuesday 15-20. VOLUME XLIV — NO. 65 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1963 30c PER WEEK ILLINOIS FACES AT-LARG ELECTION Deal Considered BOLIVIANS MAY RELEAS 19 HOSTAGES 10 BELOW ZERO IN VANDALIA LAST NIGHT Trust el By THOMAS -I. STONE Associated Press Staff Writer LA PAZ, Bolivia (API—Communist-led I in miners continued to hold 19 hostages today, including four Americans, while awaiting an explanation of a deal for their release negotiated by leftist Vice President Juan Lechin. It \vus hoped the hostages would be released sometime today after Lechin, head of the Miners' Union, explains the agreement at a general meeting in Calavi, the mining center 180 miles southeast of La Paz, where the hostages wen- held. Originally, the 19 were expected to be feed Sunday night, but some radio stations controlled by the miners criticized the agreement and accused Hi" Union leadership of capitulating to government pressure. However, sources close to Hie miners believed Lechin, who ar- pe'eted to be freed Sunday night, would have no trouble convincing the rank and file to free the hostages. The miners seized the hostages in Catavi Dec. 6 as pawns to bargain for (he release of two Communist union leaders arrested by the government c,f President Victor Pa/ Estons- soro on a number of charges. In exchange for the release of! Dnlljn the hostages, the government agreed to put the two union loaders — Irinoo Pimenlal and Federico Escobar — on trial in Catavi instead of in La Pay, and to release them on bail. The government also agreed to withdraw 3,000 troops and police sent into the mine areas after the hostages were seized. U.S. Ambassador Douglas Henderson and Derek Singer, head of the U.S. Peace Corps contingent in Bolivia, flew to Oruro, 30 miles from Catavi, with Lechin. They remained in Oruro to await developments. President Pay. Estenssoro sent his military chief, Gen. Alfredo Ovando, to Oruro to pick up the hostages and order the troop withdrawal. Despite the delay, Pay. Es­ tenssoro said Sunday night he was optimistic the captives Would be freed. The four American hostages are Bernard Ilifkin, 52, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., a labor adviser for the U.S. Agency for International Development: Robert Fergerstrom, 215, of Honolulu, a Peace Corps volunteer; and two information officers at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz— Michael A. Kristitla, -II, who has relatives in Niles, 111., and Cadillac, Mich., and Thomas M. Martin Jr., 27, of I lie Bronx, N.Y. CHICAGO CAP) — Winter's cold overture spread subzero tempera lures over most of Illinois today. The mercury dropped to 10 below as far south as Vandalia. hut the Chicago lakclfonl and the far .south counties lias plus temperatures, although mostly 10 degrees or colder. Il was -10 Diil)LK|iie, Iowa, across the Mississippi River from the northwest lip of Illinois; -'.) at Starved Hock on the Illinois River which had a two- inch crust of ice; -il at Moline; -X at Rockiord and Peoria; -7 at Quincy and Springfield; -6 at. Ottawa; -5 at O'JIarc air- purl, Chicago, and zero al Midway Airport. Belleville's low mark was one above, but across the Mississippi, St. Louis had zero temperature. Despite a shift to southerly breezes, the cold siege was expected to hang on, with weather influenced by extreme cold in the northern Plains which plunged the thcrniomter at. Bismarck, N. D„ to -30 Sunday, und held in the -20-bclosv range today. The Weather Bureau offered cohl comfort with its "not finite so cold" forecast tonight. Temperatures during the week were expected to average 8 to 15 degrees below normal for the season—a prediction that meant several near-zero nights. For tonight, the low temperatures forecast was for lows near zero in the northern section and around 10 above in the south. Light, snow was in the offing, possibly before nightfall in some sections, with more about mid-week. 2 New Oil Discoveries In November URBANA, III. - Two new oil pools were discovered in Illinois in November, according to John C. Krye, chief of the Illinois Stale Geological Survey. They are Fchror Lake pool in Gallatin County and Forsyth pool in Macon County. The discovery well of Fehrer Lake pool is the No. 1 Toledo Military Budget Cut By Russia IS al drilled by Canter Company in Sec. 11, miles east of the nearest previous production at the one-well Ab Ld<e South pool which was abandoned in June of this year. The Fehrer Lake well was completed for an initial production of -MO barrels of oil a day from the Aux Vases lime from a depth of 2072 to 2080 feet. Forsyth pool in Macon County was discovered when Atkins and Hale reworked an old well well, the No. 1 Schwarz, was drilled in 1050 as a dry hole. AI Uitis and Hale cleaned it out to its old total depth of 2,215 feet and completed it for an initial production of 'Mi barrels of oil a dav from Silurian lime from 2,118 to 2,1.'!2 feet after acid treatment. The well is 2 miles northwest of the abandoned Decatur North pool and l'i! miles southeast of Forsyth. Recover Bodies Of Three Yanks On Viet Beach SAIGON, Viet The bodies of aviators missing icopler crashed wore recovered Nam (API three American after their hcl- into the ocean on a lonely beach in central Viet Nam today. •-The bodies were flown to Saigon for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. No Wreckage was sighted. The copilot, only survivor of the crash 15 miles south ol S lang Nfiai, told authorities _e helicopter crashed Saturday night half a mile offshore as it started to land wounded Vietnamese ",.T h e American said the three dead were considered casulatles. The copilot said copter was coming landing "when suddenly I water around my knees.' up to pick troops, spokesman Americans noncombat the heli- in for a found " Two accompanying helicopters completed their missions. •The copilot swam ashore and spent Saturday night hiding in the bushes, lie contacted government rescuers Sunday. A U.S. officer was killed when Communist guerrillas fired at a battalion of Vietnamese infantrymen in (ho jungles of northern Quung Tin province. The officer was »n advisor to the battnlion. There were no other government casualties. Nehru Invites Nikita To India NEW DELHI (API-Premier Khrushchev has accepted an invitation to visit India again but tho dales have not been liked, Prime Minister Nehru told Parliament today. ' Unconfirmed reports said Khrushchev might stay In New Delhi for a neck during his proposed visits to Nepal and Ceylon in January, A total of 150 new tests was reported dialled in the four- week period covered by the November Drilling Report. They resulted in 59 oil wells, 1 gas well, and 90 dry boles. In addition, 11 former dry holes were reworked or deepened and incompleted as oil wells. In Calhoun South pool, Ml. Carmel Drilling Company completed I heir No. 1 William Hicks well in Sec. 29, T. 2 N., 10 E„ Richland County, for an initial production of 150 barrels of oil a day from Ohara lime. Tlie pool, which is in Edwards, Richland, and Wayne Counties, about 5 miles west of Parkersburg, was discovered in 1953 with production from the Aux Vases lime. It. was abandoned the same year after the one well in the pool had produced 1,102 barrels of oil. The pool was revived late in 1901 when 3 oil wells were completed in the Sle. Genevieve Formation. In 1902 four more wells were completed. So far this year, 18 tests have been drilled, resulting in 7 new wells with initial potentials of from 70 to 150 barrels of oil a day. Accumulative production from the pool at the end of July 1903, the last month lor which figures are available, was 111,881 barrels of oil. Estimated production for Illinois Cor November is (i,2(M,000 barrels ol' oil. By I'KESTON GKOVEK MOSCOW (AP)-A cut of •!.?, per cent in the Soviet military budget and an increase of '>'.'• per cent in investments for consumer goods industries over the next two years were announced today. The new budget submitted to ( Ithe Supreme Soviet — Parlia-' merit — reflected Premier| Khrushchev's proclaimed goal | of giving the Russian people more bread and fewer guns. I But il was only a modest start j in his plans for giant boosts in fertilizer and other consumer industries in the next seven ' years. With Khrushchev listening, Finance .Minister Vasily Garbuzov announced the military budget for 19(il would be cut by GOO million rubles—$6156 million at the official exchange rate. A cut had ben promised by Khrushchev at the meeting of the Communist Party Central Committee last week. Without giving figures, national planner Pytor Lomako announced additional investments in agriculture, housing, light industry and food processing in the lOlil-GS period would be 53 per cent higher than in the past two years. The military budget for 191H totals 13.3 billion rubles (SM.76i billion) out of a total government expenditure of 91.3 billion rubles ($101.3-1 billion). Military spending for 1963 was given as 13.9 billion rubles ($15.1 billion). Western specialists in Soviet budgets insist that approximately half the annual Soviet expenditure is associated with the military, about the same proportion as in the United States. However, there is no immediate means of making a (dear comparison b e t w e e n Soviet budgets and American budgets. The Soviet budget, unlike the American, includes investments in industry which are made by private operators in America. The budget proposed by the lute President John F. Kennedy for the current fiscal year, now half gone, came to $98.8 billion, of which $5.").l billion was earmarked for defense. The finance minister emphasized the cutback in military spending wil not weaken Russia's defenses. "These appropriations will BIG CUT IN FOREIGN AID IS DEBATED WASHINGTON (API - The House debates foreign aid appropriations today as an adjournment. - bent Congress begins its final week of work. The House Appropriations Committee has recommended $2,801,700,000 in new hinds for the aid program—$1,723,625,000 below the request of the late President John F. Kennedy. President Johnson as appealed to Congress to reverse the reduction lest the United States lie forced "to follow policies of weakness and retreat." The foreign aid appropriation is part of a $1,430,966,960 major money measure, one of six that are the main items on Congress' program this wek. The decks have also been cleared of everything else con-1 Iroversial. and leaders hope to j call it quits Friday afler more j than 11 months of almost continuous session. The prospect is, however, that the windup will come as usual either late Saturday or early Sunday. There also is concern that after Thursday it may be hard to keep a majority of the Senate and the House in Washington to transact business. Many members already have left and others plan to depart soon ; The aid cut aproved Satur- i day by the Appropriations Com] mittee is one of the deepest I ever recommended for the pro- i gram. The amount approved is 1 $832 million below the spending [ceiling authorized by Congress last week in a separate mcas- I ure. "Tho proposed reductions in , foreign aid funds would put our ! foreign policy in a straiijaek- et," Johnson said in a slalo- ment afler the committee had wielded its ax. "I urge the Congress, therefore, to appropriate the funds essential to conduct strong and forward-looking foreign assistance programs in the U.S. national interest," the President said. One of the committee's ac- j tions, slashing from $136 million to $100 million U. S. funds earmarked for voluntary contributions to special U.N. programs, drew the wrath of Adlai Stevenson. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. If this "shocking action" is not reversed, Stevenson said | Sunday in New York, the U.N. programs, which help children, refugees and young countries, and U.S. prestige will suffer. The House may pass the appropriation measure today after attempts to increase the aid funds and others to cut it are made. The bill has not yet been considered by the Senate. Another new appropriation- measure, providing $41,8S6,000 to finance two new mental retardation programs, also must get through both branches. It was approved Saturday by the House Appropriations Committee and is slated for House passage Thursday. Reassures NATO Johnson To (strength in j these men Johnson's tained in C&EI Freight Train Wrecked Keep Troops In Europe By TOM OCHILTREE Associated Press Stuff Writer PARIS (API—President Johnson assured the North Atlantic Alliance today thai the United States will maintain its troop Europe so long as ire needed, promise was con- a message read by Secretary of State Dean Rusk at the'opening of NATO's ,'!-day winter ministerial meeting to survey the stale of Western dotci)Kt:s and hopes for peace. Johnson stressed that his administration would continue the late President Kennedy's strong line of support for NATO Johnson called for "a balanced NATO defense posture including powerful nuclear and non-nuclear forces, which will deter aggression." The President added. "To NATO's continuing fulfillment of this task. I pledge my country's will and resources. We will keep in Europe (lie equivalent of six American divisions * that are now deployed there, so long as they are needed; and under present circumstances there is no doubt that they will continue to be needed." With his pledge, the new American President tried to put at rest the speculation that has been current in Europe since the "Big Lift" exercise two months ago (hat a sizable withdrawal of U.S. troops was in the wind. Other U.S. officials have also given such assurances repeatedly since Big Lift. Johnson said U.S. fulfillment, of its NATO commitments is "a j lasting memorial to the stature" I of President Kennedy. ; But he also called on Amcr- I iea's allies to do their part, say- I ing: ] "1 am confident that our al- j lies will also make their full j contributions to this NATO de- 1 fense, so that the burdens nnd i responsibilities of partnership may be equitably shared. "Military strength — both nuclear and non-nuclear—is useful only as it serves political ends. "Our task is to ensure thai NATO remains an effective means for concerting these ends, as well as for building that strength." British Foreign Secretary Richard A. Butler urged efforts to end the cold war with the Soviet Union. He was expected lo encounter hesitation from some colleagues. The main business of the parley is to assess East-West relation in the aftermath of the limited nuclear test-ban treaty and the assassination of President Kennedy. The ministers must also decide where lo go next—if they are going to move al all—in a quest for a llve-and-let-live deal with the Soviet Union. Members of the 11-year-old alliance are divided over political and military strategics to counter the Communist world. President Charles de Gaulle of France openly opposes Britain's wish for a resumption of the East-West dialogue. The United Slates, West Germany, are hesitant. Most of the other allies see merit in the idea. And no one seems ready to veto it. SMASHED HOMES AND MUD LEFT AFTER RESERVOIR BREAK — This was the. seem; from the air Sunday morning as homo owners and police worked through the wreckage or a residential area in southwest Los Angeles smashed by the rushing; waters from n broken reservoir. (Al* Wirephoto) FLOOD WATERS CIDJW INTO HOUSES — Houses at right are beginning to fall apart under the pounding of rushing Hood waters which race down a Los Angeles residential street Saturday alter tho breaking open of Baldwin Hills Reservoir. This area is several blocks below tlie dam. Many homes and buildings were destroyed or severely damaged. (AP Wire- photo) ST. PETER, 111. (APl-Ninr- j teen cars of a Chicago & Eastern Illinois freight train left the (racks today in a rural area j three miles south of this Fay- 1 otto County town. enable the Soviet Union to maintain its defenses at a level that would ensure the security of the country and the entire Socialist camp," he said. The budget called for expen diture of H.9 billion rubles j There were no reports of injuries. Rails were torn up, and 17 of the cars skidded too far from the roadbed to be lifted back lo tracks without help ,. 1 from a crane. The 82-car train was en route 150 Whales On Florida Beach PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP)-Just as they did three or four years ago, pilot whales returned Sunday to Palo Vedra Beach. Most of them perished on the sand. Roy Landrum, St. Johns County deputy sheriff, said 150 whales were reported on the throe-mile stretch of beach. He said some weighed as much as a ton and measured up to 16 feel. Three young whales, weighing about 300 pounds each and measuring 6 feet, and two of 800-1,000 pounds each and 12-14 ffiet, were rescued by crews from Marine-land of Florida. Bob Dalmc of Marineland said there are several theories as to why pilot whales come ashore. One is that their sonar devices ricochet off shallow, sloping beaches and confuse them. Another is that they are chased ashore by killer sharks. Pilot whales are so called lie- cause they follow a ler. ($13.2 billion) in 1961 on the lagging Soviet agriculture. Gar- bu/.ov said this was 22.7 per cent more than the 1963 allocation. He said tho 1961 expenditure on agriculture would be 12.8 billion rubles ($14.2 billion). to Danville from Salem. Most of the cars carried coal. Cause of the derailment was not known immediately. Hold Service Where 81 Died ELKTON, Md. (AP) - In a frozen cornfield covered with snow, about 100 friends and relatives and three clergymen held a memorial service Sunday for s.1 persons killed in a jet liner crash. The simple ceremony was • conducted about 50 yards from j the place where the Pan Ameri- i can jol crashed in flames a \ week ago Sunday night. i 6 Children Perish In Maine Fire PORTLAND, Maine (API- Five little girls and a boy died early today when the fire raced through their duplex home near downtown Portland. William F. Harrigan said the fire started around midnight when lie spilled oil while trying to light a space heater. Harrigan and his wife, Leona, 'Aero on the first floor. Their seven children and three state wards who lived with the family were asleep on the second floor of the wood frame house. The 40-year-old railroad em­ ploye anil his wife succeeded in helping three of their children out of the house before they were forced to flee the IN LOS ANGELES DAM BREAK KILLS 3; DAMAGE $10 MILLION New Cave-Ins Delay Rescuers In Coal Mine HARRISBURG, 111. IP New cave-ins have further discouraged efforts to locate a missing miner in tlie collapsed tunnel of a small coal mine near Paulton. Ilarrisburg Coal Co. said rock that fell from the tunnel's weakened roof during the night more than doubled the depth of debris under which Harry Hosman, 49, is presumed dead. A cave-in Sunday night deprived rescue workers of nearly flames. A fourth i all progress made during a week her own way to Police Chase Tears Up Lawns PARK FOREST, 111. (API Scores of homeowners looked out their front windows Sunday I and lamented the effects of a! police chase through this Chica- j go suburb during tlie night. I Police said they captured two < youths who led them in a high-! sped auto chase over lawns, i flower beds and shrubbery in. front of 58 homes on seven I streets. Larry Arnold, 19, of Monee nnd Robert D. Reichert, Richton Park, were charged with reckless driving, speeding, driving without lights and disorderly conduct. A separate charge of criminal damage to property was lodged against Arnold and a charge ot abetting criminal damage to property was placed against Reichert. $10,000 Stolen From Trailer JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (fl — Life savings of $10,000 in cash and S500 in government bonds were taken Sundav from the trailer home of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Bailey. It was in n metal box. State police said someone broke into the Bailey trailer at While Bear Court a mile north of .Teffersonville. Bailey said he and his wife were away al church about an hour and found the strong box and a small suitcase missing when 1 hoy returned. Bailey, retired, said the loot included two or three 81,000 hills, numerous $100 hills nnd nothing under a $10 bill. WOULD LIFT TOLLS WASHINGTON m Reps. Victor A. Knox and John B. Bennett, Michigan Republicans, proposed legislation today providing for toll-free operation of the Mackinac Bridge linking KIDNEY TKANKl'LANTED DENVER i/P — A mother nnrl daughter from Lead, S.D., the principals in a kidney transplant last month, will be flying home for Christmas Sunday. The operation, in which a kidney from the body of Mrs. Margaret W. Best, 57, was implanted in the body of her daughter, Miss Peggy Lou Best, 21, was an apparent success. «NT« HELPER *AW smoke and child made safety. But three daughters and the three state wards died in the flaming house. A medical examiner said all si.v suffocated. The survivors were held overnight for observation at Maine Medical Centei. Most of them suffered smoke inhalation but doctors said none was in serious condition. T h e Harrigans' daughter Beverly, , jumped Iron a second-floor window to an adjacent hillside and then caught her 8-month-old brother John, whom the parents dropped from a window. Another boy, Edward, 3, was also dropped to safety. Then Harrigan jumped lo the ground, telling his wife: "I'll jump first i and you throw tlie children to I me." ! But Mrs. Harrigan couldn't | reach tlie other children and ! had lo jump herself. Genevieve, S, made her way out alone. Dead were throe Harrigan girls, Heidi, 2, Mary Ann, 4, and Holly Carol, 6. Tho three state wards who died were Thomas Malley, l>, and his sisters, Tami Malley, 4, and Ramona Malley, 7. MAP SPECIAL SESSION OF LEGISLATURE Redisricting Commission Fails; Weigh Rules For Unprecedented Statewide Vote On Legislators. SPRINGFIELD. 111. fAP> Gov. Otto Kfimer has called n meeting today of House and Senate leaders to discuss the sepcial session of tlie legislature he is expected fo call in January to lay the ground rules for the unprecedented 1961 election of lawmakers on a statewide basis. Kemcr announced he and tho legislative leaders will pinpoint tlie problems the Legislature must face. The Legislature may not go beyond the scope of the governor's message ordering them into .session. Upon lawmakers elected next November will fall tho burden of redisricting the present 59 Illinois House seats to reelect population changes reported In the 1960 census. Responsibility for the task changed hands Saturday midnight when efforts of a special 10-man bipartisan commission in Chicago became a fiasco. Their four months of time ran out before they could reach an agreement. Leaders of both parties blamed the other for the failure. Debate over responsibility became a campaign issue (or next year's elections. But the leaders expressed tlie urgent need to cloak the 1961 elections with safeguards to prevent the bizarre consequences forecast if the 177 House members are elected at targe. Denis Eye Senate And although Republicans were talkuig only about an at- large election for the House, Democrats saw a constitutional mandate for an at-large election also for the 29 Illinois Senate seats at stake next year. Gov. Kerner's office said Sunday he probably would call 'lha special session to meet in January. A faint chance of some court intervention was entertained by some as a means of avoiding an at-Iargc election. Immediate huddles of. party leaders were expected today to expiore what strategy to pursue in light of the drastically changed situation. The squabble up to Saturday midnight had been this: How best to lay out 59 House districts so that all voters would j be given nearly equal represen- ' tation in the House without especially disadvantaging cither party? Recriminations over who was right or wrong in the dispute probably will continue until tho 1965 Legislature tackles the task again. Now the Republican and Democratic politicians are struggling with tho problem ot an at-large election that has dif> ferent facets to voters, candi* dates and parties. Voto For 177? Instead of choosing three lawmakers for his representative district from perhaps a handful his a voter would be faced with pick- By ROBERT M. BURNETT Associated Press Staff Writer LOS ANGELES (AP)-Thrce hundred million gallons of water reared out of a gaping hole in Baldwin Hills Reservoir. ' leaving three persons dead, at least $10 million damages—and I one big unanswered question: [Why? i Investigators probed the cause of Saturday's devastating flood today as cleanup crows and heartsick homeowners moved in to clear the stricken area of tons of muck and debris. For some, there was nothing to be dene. The giant wall of water from j of candidates 'who live In the breaking dam swept blocks! own or neighboring towns of homes away. Only deep Police estimated the dnmag male lead-1 to the greenery would run into I thq upper and lower peninsulas I, Ithe thousands ol dollars. lot' Michigan. SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS .SHOPFOR GIFTS IN OUR AD PAGES POLICEMAN FOUND DEAD BUNKER HILL, 111. W> — Lon Draper, 65, a Bunker Hill policeman, was found dead at (tho wheel of his patrol car, ap-1 cause of digging. There were no injuries in the newest cave-in. Crews and a borrowed co; loading machine moved to another side ol" the broad tunnel, and a new channel into the rubble was begun today. llosman, employed in the small mine for 11 years, was working alone at a coal loader Dee. 9 when a cave-in buried his work area to a depth of three feet. Subsequent collapses brought search efforts almost to a halt, and increased the mound of rubble's depth to 15 feet. The latest collapse, officials estimated, made the pile 35 feet deep in some areas. The mound stretches for nearly -'00 feet along the I mine). Spokesmen said nevertheless j production probably would not. be resumed until Hosman is' found. ' Kills Husband With Shotgun SPRINGFIELD, 111. (API Edward L. Diveley, 33-year-old service station attendent, was shot and killed Sunday night by ii shotgun blast in his home. His wife, Leota, 27, was taken into custody and charged with murder, Asst. State's Atty. Robert Lawley said the woman admitted shooting hen* husband belie had heen "running ballot sheet eroded gullies remained where j ing as many as 177 from bun attractive dwellings stood. Six-jdreds of candidates from Chica aljty-four homes were destroyed i go and S2 were severely damaged. More fortunate residents picked among the ruins of their shattered homes, hoping to salvage items left behind when the order lo evacuate disrupted the tranquil neighborhood. The big 19.5-aere reservoir, owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, burst with a mighty roar Saturday afternoon after a small leak developed earlier in the day. The earth shook as huge chunks of earth from tlie dam collapsed into the hole created by the rushing waters. The flood smashed through an expensive canyon residential area, hit a garden court apart menl development, spread through two business districts .and another residential neighborhood, then piled into a flood channel and poured ocean about five miles control into the away. Up to covered 10 inches of thick mud everything in the path of the water. Why, Who l»nys? The many - faceted investign Uon starting today will attempt to answer: Mayor Samuel Yorly, who wants to know why the dam broke. Thousands of flood victims, who want lo know who will pay lo Cairo on a too big to handle. Candidates would have the prospect of campaigning from Cook to Alexander county. Each would have a con- stituiency of about live million voters lo woo instead of a few thousand. Parties and candidates would see metropolitan areas as their most fruitful concentrations of voters. Speakers and campaign funds would be stretched thin. Officials would liavc tlie huge task of canvassing voles from ballots with hundreds of names. Because of the cumulative voting system, aimed at giving the minority representation, a voter could give his 177 possiblo maximum voles to one candi- | date or split them among sever* id candidates. House Speaker John \V, Lewis, R-Marshall, Sunday after t!w» commission failed, mude proposals he said would prevent Hie most chaotic election in the state affecting till offices from the President down," Lewis suggested limiting tho number ot candidates nominated by convention instead ol elected in the usual April primary. He suggested use ol a special separate ballot tor thft House, and special ballot col» lectins and counting Bites, Week To Count Ballot* He contended cumulative vot» parents"i "nZial^ses:' °' lavound with atwlheif woman.' 7 I (Continued on Page 2, Column 4) (Continued on Pagt 2, Column 9)

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