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•'','J >'. , t *,; Mftk« It A Point! Get Better Btiys From News Advertisers! It A Polntl Read Every Want-Ad Every Day! VOLUME FULL SBftVlOK OF WE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAYS, KANSAS, MONDAY, PE^ttUARY 27, 1961 6 CENTS NUMBER Kennedy Hopeful Economic Upturn Will Cut Deficit Red Ink Spending Of $1.5 Billion Next Two Years Washington, FeF. 27— (IP) — President Kennedy has told leading congressional Democrats he is banking on an upturn in the economy to hold next year's budget deficit to $1.5 billion. The President has been told by his economic advisers that the deficit in the current year ending June 30 now is expected to reach $1.5 billion instead of the $79 million surplus former President Dwight D. Eisen hower predicted in January x Eisenhower's estimates were based, among other things, on a proposed boost of around $800 million in postal rates. While Kennedy is requesting a similar increase, he is said to have little hope that Congress will act on the matter this year. Kennedy's hope of holding down next year's red ink spending is reported to be based on the belief of administration officials that business will pick up about mid year and provide revenues at ; faster pace than they are now coming into the Treasury. Defense Poses Problem Kennedy is represented as try ing to avoid any spectacular in creases in spending at this point. But he is said to be having difficulty in fitting his program of accelerated missile production and a stepup in air lift capacity within the pattern of a nearly balanced budget. Eisenhower estimated defense outlays at $42.9 billion in the year --.beginning July 1. There are clear sign* that Kennedy intends to raise that figure. * The Council of State Chambers of Commerce recommended Sunday that Congress should slice $3.4 billion from Eisenhower's fiscal 1962 budget instead of add ing any new spending. It hit at what it called panicky antireces- sion efforts and called on Congress to reduce both spending and taxes. Three Candidates File For Board Of Education City Clerk Dorothy Soderblom said today three persons have filed by petition as candidates for the Hays Board of Education in the city general election, April 4. The petition, containing 26 signatures, lists as school board candidates George J. Gottschalk, Bernard J. Brungardt and incumbent W. A. Toepfer. Jack Drees, school board member since 1945, and E. J. Dreiling, a member since 1949, have said they do not choose to run for another term, which is four years. Besides the three school board positions at stake, there will be one vacancy on the three-member city commission to fill. Commissioner Merle O'Loughlln has announced he will not be a candidate for re-election. Little interest has been shown to date In the city commissioner race. Political dopesters around Hays say a few persons have been suggested as candiates for the office but they have not been contacted yet. The deadline for candidates to file for the city election is 10 p, m. March 10. If more than two candidates file for any one of flee-a primary election will be required. Should a primary be required it will be held March .21, HOTELMEN ELECT LAMER Wichita, Feb. 27—(#»)—S. Willis Lamer, Hays, Is the new president of the Kansas Hotel Association. AJao^-elected In closing convention Cessions were Walter Schimmel, Wichita, vice president; Harry Lose, Topeka, treasurer; and H. C. Nanson Jr., Kansas City, secretary, MILD Temperatures Reading at 3 p.m.: 51 Low this morning: 35 Record high: 78 in 1932 Bepord low: 3 below in 1842 Year ago today; J& and 1 below Sunday's extremes: 45 and 33 GOT Wwtbwr B«r«»u., Bjp. SWtion "We are mi w "'ng the snow thajfc moved into • -em Kansas, to,* day and our her will remain irMy cloucc and mild," fays eta P. Forit. - tonignt will be near 2Q UfcS Cuba's Economic Czar Target Of Assassins? Havana, Feb. 27— (fP)— An army captain was killed and a civiliar gravely wounded today in what may have been an attempt on the life of Maj. Ernesto Guevara, Cuba's economic czar. Unofficial sources said there was an exchange of gunfire a block from Guevara's home in the residential Miramar section. Informants said a Cuban army captain named Sallnia—identified by one source as an aide to Gueva- ra-Mvas slain and a 21-year-oW civilian named Pedro Delgado Juarte from Las Villas Province shot through both hips. GE President Robert Paxton Gives Up Job New York, Feb. 27—(/p)—Robert Paxton is retiring as presidenl of General Electric Co., Chairman Ralph J. Cordiner announced today. Cordiner said Paxton's retirement is due "to the need for a continued period of convalescence following major surgery in January"." Cordiner will assume the presidency until a new president is elected by the board of directors As a result of Paxton's retirement, Cordiner announced he was resigning as chairman of the National Business Advisory Council Paxton's retirement comes in the wake of'antitrust .actions by the government in which Genera Electric and 28 other electrica manufacturing firms were finec and seven of their executives were sentenced to 30 days in jail. Cordiner made the announcement of Paxton's. retirement and his own resignation from the council in a press release. • Paxton has been associated with General Electric 37 years, joining the firm immediately after graduation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Cordiner said Paxton had planned to retire in January 1962 when he would become 60, but because of his health is stepping down earlier. Paxton will not seek re-election as a director at the annual stockholders' meeting April 26. "Robert Paxton, in his various executive positions, has made outstanding contributions to the success and growth of General .Electric," Cordiner said. In the last 10 years Paxton has served as officer in charge of manufacturing services, as a group executive, |is executive vice president for all company operations, and since April 1958 as presi- GE President (Turn to Page 8) Kennedy School Aid Bill Is Introduced Washington, Feb. 27—(/P)—The Kennedy administration's $2,298,000,000 three-year program foi federal aid to public elementary and secondary schools was sent to Congress today. It was accompanied by amendments, one of which would make it more difficult for school districts to qualify for the federal aid The bill, to implement recommendations made in a special message to Congress Feb. 20, proposes appropriations of $666 million in the fiscal year beginning July 1, and $766 million for the year beginning July 1, 1962; then ?866 million for the year begin nlng July 1, 1963, The federal money would be usec to construct public elementary and secondary schools and to employ needed additional teachers or pay them adequate salaries. Earf/j Turning Ceremony ™ i i .. ':.:, U. N. Threatens Use Of Force In Congo FATHER CHRISTIAN FEY, O.FM.Cap., rector shovelful of dirt during ground breaking ceremo building in Victoria. Completion of the building, of 1902. 1 St. Francis Seminary in Victoria turns the first Sunday afternoon at the site of the new seminary first of a group of five, is expected during July —H»yi News Photo Several Congress Groups Probing m OSelays And £psts Washington, Feb. 27—(£>)—belays and cost bulges .in the nation's multlbilliort-dojjar military missile program are under many- sided scrutiny by Congress. One center of interest is why the top priority program started In 1957.to build launching facilities' r— -for 450 Atlas, Titan and Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles — is months behind schedule. Only nine Atlas missiles ' are reported in place at bases now, none of them in protected underground silos such as are planned to; house them. , The Army, Air Force, "..private industrial contractors and labor unions all are involved in -the inquiries into delays of up to six months in meeting schedules. In the House, a 'subcommittee headed by Rep. Harry R. Sheppard, D-Calif., has made public testimony taken in its hearings. Contractors told the subcommittee the cost of building bases has skyrocketed because of many government modifications. Some of them urged that the contracts be placed under one agency instead of being handled ; by the Army Engineers and the Air Force. Sheppard said "things are in a mess" in the program. He said the testimony showed "failure of top-level management' to exercise proper control" over the program. The Senate Preparedness SUD- committee will start an investigation this week of what Chairman John Stennis, D-Misa., called "enormous increases" in missile program costs. And the Senate Investigations subcommittee headed by Sen. John L. McClellan D-Ark., plans early hearings on the reasons for delays in production of missiles and construction of missile bases. Particularly, it will look into the extent to which a series of wildcat strikes by labor unions may have contributed to these. Tunisian President Discusses Algerian War With De Gaulle Paris, Feb. 27 —(/P)— Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba and French President Charles de Gaulle today began critical .talks aimed at setting the scene for peaceful settlement of the Algerian rebellion. The two went into a closed door conference immediately after Bourguiba arrived at De Gaulle's secluded chateau in Ramobuillet outside Paris. Bourguiba drove from Orly Air* port in 45 minutes flanked by a motorcycle escort as police helicopters whirred overhead. Tough security precautions barred everyone but government Officials and accredited newsmen from the area around the chateau. The Tunisian president who calls the rebels his brothwa and the French his friends, flew in from rteh for the Pjimae$<; ta)ks. Thousands of police and special gendarmes guarded Pity FieW and th* 80-mile, rout* to 'bouillet. The road was closed to all traffic an hour before Bour- gulba's scheduled passage. De Gaulle evidently was taking no chances that extremists opposed to any peace negotiations might mar the Bourguiba visit. Full military honors were ren dered Bourguiba as he stepped from his plane on his first visit to France since he negotiated independence in 1955. The greeting party was headed by French Premier Michel Debre. Bourguiba and De Gaulle are scheduled for day-long private .meetings. Later Debre, Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville, Tunisian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Sadok Mokkadem and others will be called in for a forma} round-table discussion. Whether any communique will TunUUn to Pftfe 6), Eisenhower Disavows Report He Criticized Kennedy Moves Swollen Rivers Still Pouring Over Southland flf '*« A*foc(nteA fren Swollen rivers continued an om- nous rise in central and south Alabama today, and the Weather Bureau predicted more rain. But unless showers forecast for onight and Tuesday are extremely icavy, they will have little effect in the already-flooded streams. The worst flood in many years eft 10,000 or more persons home- ess in Alabama, Georgia, Louisana and Mississippi, and damage s expected to run into millions if dollars. Flood waters began receding lowly today at Montgomery, Ala., >vhere more than 3,000 person; lave been evacuated. The rampaging Alabama Rivei crested during the night and by a.m. had receded a tenth of a oo t. Downstream, the Alabama was out of its banks and still rising Selma was hard hit. Lowland residents were evacuated by the scores over the weekend. The Red Cross began establish- ng an emergency field disaster headquarters at Montgomery for flood victims. At least 12 persons have died in Southern flood waters caused bj torrential rains which lasted mos of last week. Stricken areas at a glance: Alabama—Montgomery and cen ral Alabama' worst hit. At leas 3,240 evacuated, including about 1, 500 at Montgomery and 700 a Selma. Alabama River at Mont ornery reaches record level o more than 23 feet above floo stage. Gov. John Patterson to ask lor federal disaster relief. Mississippi — Hattiesburg wors hit with 3,600 refugees. About 5,00 evacuated in state. Damage estl mated up to $10 million. Gov. Ros Barnett appeals to President Ken nedy to declare 'flooded areas ma (or disaster area. Leaf River re ceding slowly at Hattiesburg. Georgia-—.Columbus and Wes Point on Chattahoochee River a Alabama line suffer most damage Police- at Columbus estimate 1,00 evacuated. About 340 evacuated a West Point. Chattahoochee reced ing slowly. J. H. Davis Promoted By Halliburton Firm J. H. Davis, Hays, of the Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Company here, was recently promoted from assistant district superintendent to district superintendent. Davis, 46, is a native of Ardmore, Okla. He has been with Halliburton since 1944 with all his service with the company, spent in the Kansas oil fields. Davis will continue to be stationed at Hays. Ground Breaking Rites For Seminary Building Ground was broken for the ,new St. Francis Seminary building at Victoria yesterday afternoon by Fr. Christian Fey, O.F.M.Cap., rector of the seminary. A large crowd listened as Father Christian Invoked God's blessing upon the construction of the new building and His protection for the workers on the job. James Maska of the Maska Construction Co., of Hays, was awarded the general cflptr&ct and plans to begin work on the building some time this week. ' Lewis Schmidtberger, owner of Schmidtberger Construction Co,, Victoria, moved onto the site of the building this morning to begin excavation work. Midland Plumbing of Hays received the plumbjjjjgt and heating contract and the Ramsey Co. of Hutchinson the eleqtr,ical work. Ralph Pfelfer of Hays has been appointed foreman of the job according to Maska. The building, the first of a group of five, is expected to 'be completed during Jute of 1962. Jt will accommodate 8dQb students. Meeting To Consider Miring 4-H Club Agent A meeting to discuss the possibilities of hiring £ 4-H club agent for Ellis county m scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday in the probate courtroom at the county courthouse. AH county 4-H township representa tives, 4-H community leaders and members of Ellis County Extension Executive Board are invited to at tend. County Agent Kenneth Albright, who is performing the job of 4?H agent as an additional duty now, reports that hiring a 4-H agent would free him to devote more time to other .agricultural problems in the county. He says many of the surrounding counties. h»v* i-B agents. • Washington, Feb. 27— (/P)— For mer President Dwight D. Eisen hower Sunday night disavowed a inaccurate and regrettable a fellov Republican's statement that Eisen hower is critical of the directior President Kennedy's administration is taking. Sen. Karl E. Mundt, R-S.D., talk ed'with Eisenhower for an hou recently at his Palm Springs, Calif vacation spot. In a news letter h sends to constituents, Mundt Sun day gave his impression of Eisen hower's views. "He is critical of the tendencie thus far evidenced by the JFK ad ministration—too much left of cen ter; too partisan; too slanted to ward programs supported by unio: bossism," Mundt wrote. Mincing no words, Eisenhowe issued this disavowal through secretary: "Sen. Mundt's statement as re ported to me Sunday evening doe not accurately describe either m views on public affairs or my per sonal plans, and I very much re gret its issuance. "The senator evidently Intende to repeat in detail our private an purely social conversation, but hi recollection of the many subject mentioned and his intepretation differ markedly from my own. "Especially I regret the a<sess ment attributed to me of the performance of my successor and hi administration, on which subjec I have formed no judgment. "Moreover, I have always direct ed my public criticism to ideas an programs—never to individuals While in that conversation and o prior occasion I have expressed op position to certain of the pledges i the platform adopted in Los An geles, I have likewise expresse the earnest hope of every loya American that the future actions o the new administration will pro mote the over-all welfare of th United States." Mundt could not be reached Sun day night for comment on Eiaen hower's statement. The Mundt news letter also sai Eisenhower was disturbed by Ken nedy's statements that the econom is in trouble. Castro Signal Awaited For Insurgent Cleanup Havana, Feb. 27—UPl—Troop surrounding rebels in the Escam bray Mountains of central Cub were reported awaiting a signa from Prime Minister Fidel Castr today to begin a cleanup drive o the insurgents. An 'Unofficial report from usually reliable source in Cien fuegos said up to 900 rebels hav been captured, some in battle an other* without a fight. Gaatro troops hayft ringed the mountain in .in. effort to starve out th afc up to 3,000, COUNTY AGENTS SCHOOL A two-day communications schoo for county extension agents in 1 nearby areas has been schedule March 1 and 2 at Memorial Unio on the Fort Hays State colleg campus. The first session will be gin at 9 a.m. and the two-da meeting will conclude at 4 p.n March 2. Appi-oximately 40 count agents are expected to attend. Th school will be conducted by Kan sas State Extension Services. Kansas Parole Bill Passed By Senate Topeka, Feb. 27 —(/P)— A bi carrying out Gov. John Ander son's recommendation for a ful time Board of Probation an Parole was passed by the Senal today and sent to the House. The vote was 30-7 with foil Democrats and three Republican aligned against the bill. The measure would abolish th present part-time Parole Board o five members and set up an agen cy of three fulltime members i addition to a director. Each mem her of the board would receiv $8,500 per year. The present boar members receive only expenses fo attending meetings. The Senate passed 36-1 and sen to the House a bill to license an regulate auction sales of new mer chandise. A Senate bill to require tha school children be immunized a gainst polio and a number of othe diseases passed 36-1, The measur requires that a child bring a cei tificate from a physician, bu many exemptions are provide* and parents could avoid havin, their child immunized simply b saying they did not wish to do so Will Resist Any Attacks On Personnel Leopoldyille, the Congo,Feb. 27— </P)~ The U. N, Congo command threatened force against Congolese troops in Leopoldville today following a wave of attacks against U. N. personnel including what was termed a bestial attack against a worn- E. c. FLOOD dward Flood, Veteran Hays Attorney, Dies Edward C. Flood, who had prac- iced law in Ellis County for more ;han half a century, died early this morning at St. Anthony Hos- Dital where he had been a patient 'or a week although he had been n ill health a much longer time. He is survived by Mrs. Flood, two children, Clayton Flood, his law partner, of Hays and Mrs. Elaine Grimes of Delaware, Ohio and three grandchildren, Steven Flood and Susan Flood of Hays and Scott Grimes of Delaware, Ohio. Born May 29, 1882 at Gurnee, 111., Edward Flood came to Kansas an. Violence against off-duty personnel broke out Sunday night and early today in the jittery atmosphere arising from the advance of Lumum- bist troops toward the capital. • A statement issued by the U. N. command said these attacks cannot be tolerated and will be resisted "with full force." President Joseph Kasavu- bu met the U. N. threat with a broadcast order to every Congolese military commander "to open fire if necessary against anyone who opposes the mission to which he is ordered." The attacked woman was at member of the U.N. civilian staff, the spokesman said. He said she soon after his graduation from the Waukeegan, 111., high' school in 1901. He worked at the Ellis State Bank to earn.money to attend law school and in 1907-was graduated from Washbum Law School. He returned to Ellis to practice law and in 1915 when he was elected. county 'attorney- of Ellis county, moved to Hays where he continued to live until his death. On June 14, 1910 he was married to Kathryn Stanfield at Belleville, Kansas and last June they celebrated the fifitieth anniversary of their marriage with a dinner and reception for family and friends. Following the observance Mr. and Edward Flood (Turn to Page 5) Judson L. Morehead, Pharmacist Here, Dies Judson L. Morehead, 66, died Saturday night at Colorado Springs, Colo., where he had been under medical treatment for several months. Surviving are his wife, Emma; his mother, who is almost 100 years old, of Kansas City, Mo,, and a brother. Mr. Morehead had been head pharmacist at the Eddy Clinic since it opened in 1947. He estao- lished the drug shop. He was a Shriner, a member of the Hays Elks Lodge and attended the Presbyterian church. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today but it is thought they will be either Wednesday or Thursday at the Morford Chapel with the Rev, Sam Maier in charge. The body will arrive in Hays Tuesday morning, Mrs. More- was being driven home by an unarmed U.N. Sudanese officer 'Sunday night when the car was stopped by soldiers on a highway, some distance outside Leopoldvlll'e* Armed With Machine Cruns Two Congolese armed with submachine guns climbed into tha car and ordered the - off icer - to •'• drive to nearby Camp Reisdorf army post. ' : On the way the soldiers ordered the officer to drive in a bush area where other soldiers were waiting. The woman was forced out of the car. The soldiers assaulted her while the officer was mada to look on with a submachine gua jabbed into his stomach. "It was a bestial assault," a U.N. spokesman said. When the couple was 'released they took shelter in the home of a Belgian engineer. In another reported incident four unarmed IT.N. Canadian troops in a jeep were halted by Congolese- troops near a scenic monument overlooking the Congo River. The allegedly were ordered to take off their shoes and run for a mile over rocky ground while the Congolese beat them with rifla (Turn to Page 5) head is expected afternoon. to arrive this Wiretapping Evidence Valid In State Cases Washington, Feb. 27—(/P)—The Supreme Court today decided wiretap evidence may be used in criminal trials in state courts. The court ruled in a case from New York, where the state's constitution and statutes permit police wiretapping if authorized by a state supreme court justice. Wiretap evidence is barred in federal courts. Moulay Hassan Becomes King Of Morocco As Father Dies Rabat, Morocco, Feb. 27—(/P)— Morocco's new king posted heavy security forces around strategic points today to keep a firm hand on the potentially explosive political situation created by the unexpected death of his father, King Mohammed V, The popular 61-year-old monarch's heart failed Sunday after a minor operation, a team of 10 doctors announced. The crown prince, Moulay Hassan, 31, was proclaimed king. An energetic, forceful young man educated in France, he was named in advance by his father as his successor in 1957. Together they had run the government of this north African nation of 10 million since last May, trying to head off leftist challenges by outdoing their opponents in friendly overtures to Moscow and increasing estrangement from the United States.. As preparations went ahe for the funeral in the royal palace Tuesday, police and troops were posted around nerve centers in Rabat and other major cities. The king had undergone a minor operation in the palace clinic for correction of a restricted nasal passage. Brief surgery had just been completed when the king's heart failed, the doctors said. They tried to revive the monarch with heart massage, drugs and electrical shock. After a SJ-hour fight, he was pronounced dead. The crown prince announced his father's death in a radio broadcast. The Cabinet met to proclaim the crown prince as King Moulay Hassan II. It ordered seven days of mourning for the old king, a national hero in the long fight for independence from Fance. Moulay Hassan, who alao sue- ceds his father as premier, takes over a government divided between old guard conservative national ists and independents. U, S. Policy May Curtail Nuclear Weapons Role Washington, Feb. 27—(#")—Tha Washington Evening Star said today that Secretary of State Dean Rusk has drafted tentative proposals on national policy which would sharply restrict the role of nuclear weapons. Contrary to past policy, tha newspaper said, Rusk has suggested meeting even massive attacks on Europe with conventional weapons. According to State Department officials, the Star said, Rusk sent the policy memo to Secretary ot Defense Robert S. McNamara for study and possible relay to President Kennedy. The memo's views were described as differing from , those tentatively adopted by McNamara and contrasting decidedly with policy under the Eisenhower and Truman administrations. Rusk's memo was understood to indicate that strategic forces should be used only to deter direct attack on the United States. The Star said many Army and Navy officers have recommended this policy as one allowing reduc. tion of strategic forces to a siza adequate to insure retaliatory de» struction of Soviet cities. William Hawker Meads County Red Cross Drive William Hawker, Hays, ha« been appointed Red Cross fund drivo chairman for Ellia county. He will organize and carry out the drive during March in Ellis, Victoria, aiwt the rural areas of Bill* county, K4 Miner, county Red Croas chairman, said today. Hawker, agent for IkjuiUbtf Life, plans a door-to-door *oticUft* tion of the county. Th* qunUfc |of Ellis county is $1,800, Red Croa» U a, partUsinatfertg agency in th* United Fund in myi —so the March fund cam era only the balance of outtidt Hay*,