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Phoenix Weather f«wiy« fiffte ehMge M tefflpr«t«ffe. V*st*rd»f'g Pfwwil* t*mp*r«tnre: high Ml, to* 71 fcelfttfti fafffiMfty: M|n 47, IS. fttftfli, fife II. THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC TH6 STATED GREATEST NEWSPAPER REPUBLIC Todays there's iwtWng Hke « ftttf fro<Mefei*fc Hoe td ftwke ft person fctl bcttct feff» frlst Year, No. 2—40 Pages Phoenix, Arizona, Monday, August 29, 1960 8-8811 Ten Ctefifi Bloodied Shir 1 Found IDENTIFY FINE SUSPECT Latin Nations Back U.S.; Cuba Stunned Crowd SHraM 'Kill, Kill' Flier Breathed 'Last Amen' In Savage Congolese Attack LEOPOLDVILLE, Congo (AP) Eight beaten American airmen were flown into Leopoldville last night and told of being attacked by thousands of shouting, dancing Congolese at Stanleyville. "I thought I was saying my last amen," said Lt. Gerald T. Henery, of Washington. "For two awful hours I thought I was the only member of the crew •live." HENERY was beaten but not badly injured. Henery said the pilot of the plane, Capt. Elvert L. Mott, of Glenmora, La., was warned by the control tower at Stanleyville airport that a huge crowd had gathered at the field and that anything could happen. The plane landed normally, Henery said, and the crew began to unload. After about 30 minutes, Henery went on, a group of Congolese soldiers ordered everyone off the plane. Then, hesitating over his words, Henery told what followed. A wild mixed mob of 10,000 •oldiers and civilians began to beat the astonished airmen with LT. GERALD T. HENERY 'Two Awful Hours' rifles, submachine guns, and clubs, he said. Women and men in the crowd shouted, "Kill, kill." They danced around the beaten men, shoving each other to reach them. The lieutenant said the other Americans were beaten mercilessly. Four Congolese soldiers finally led him from the field, Henery said. Henery said some of the soldiers and civilians lifted up the Globemaster's navigator, Lt. Armand A. Kelsenberg, of Pierz, Minn., for Congo Premier Patrice Lumumba to see after Lumumba arrived for a visit to Stanleyville. HE SAID blood was streaming over Kelsenberg's flying suit when the navigator was taken forward while Lumumba was addressing the crowd. "When they took me away to the provincial headquarters I could see all the others lying crumpled on the field," Henery said. "They had been hit repeatedly with rifles, with Sten guns, and with clubs." The hands of Lt. Kenneth Stickevers, of Valley Stream, £J, Y.. were greatly swollen from taking blows on them instead of his head. Teamwork Saves Two Boys' Lives By BOB WALKER LEAPING fully clothed into the water, a young woman and a teenage girl pulled two uncon- •cious boys from a north side pool yesterday shortly after noon. The rescue took place at Vinton Manor, 3312 N. Central, after Jerry Kimrey, 11, of 137 W. Merrill, and Mike Hoffman, 9 of 114 W. Merrill, sank to the bottom In 5 l / 2 feet of water. JERRY, who cannot swim, said Mike playfully pushed him into the water and he grabbed his friend, pulling him in also. The boys struggled and went down. Stacy Ann Chiate, 16, wst working the hotel switchboard when » girl ran in screaming that the two boys were at the pool bottom. Mrs. Don Greenfield, 27, a hotel guest, said she was cooking Sunday dinner when she saw Miss Chiate run by. Mrs. Greenfield dashed out also to the pool. Fully dressed, both women Jumped in, laboring frantically to get the unconscious bodies out of the water. The boys "were all tangled up on the bottom." "I THOUGHT they were dead," Mrs. Greenfield said, A passerby, Nick Barovich, 608 W. Frier, started artificial respir* •tion on one and Mrs. Greenfield on the other. The women said it was Barovich's ''calm direction" that got the boys breathing again. Chief Linden Vincent, of Fire Station 9, lauded the quick action of the rescuers and credited prompt 1 first aid with'saving the boys' lives. Mike was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where he was admitted for observation. Jerry was released after emergency treatment Picture, Page 10. Katanga Army Blows Up Roads, Railroads ELISABETHVILLE (UPI) — The Katanga Army blew up all road and rail approaches from Kasai Province yesterday in preparations for imminent civil war with Premier Patrice Lumumba's Congolese troops. Although no Katanga-Congolese tribal warriors in Kasai Province were reported massacring thousands of docile Baluba tribesmen whose leader, Albert Kalonji, was defeated by Congolese in an effort to set up an independent state in Kasai. A quarter of a million Baluba refugees had streamed into Kalonji's "mining state" only to be overrun by their ancient enemies. Other hundreds were reported dying of hunger and disease. (Two Swedes just returned from the Congo yesterday described the situation there as "utter chaos." One, Count C. G. Von Rosen, retiring commander of United Nations air forces in Leopoldville, said the United Nations must mo- 'Speed Kills,' Husband Says DUNSMUIR, Calif. (UPl)-Stan- ley Cody, husband of Mrs. Mary Parson Cody, of Hillsboro, Ore., has explained why his wife could not appear in local court to answer a speeding citation issued April 17. "If you check your records," he wrote, "you will find Mary was killed about 60 miles down U.S.- 97 on the same day." Records disclose her car ran off the road. Cody added, "Pleas: tell the officer he was right: Speed kills." fighting was reported yet, Lulua bilize all its resources to save the infant nation. (A Swedish medical missionary, Dr. Sven G. Olsson, who reached Stockliolm yesterday from Bakongo where he had been kidnaped and held for a week, told the Swedish radio Congolese soldiers shot at all U.N. planes flying over their territory. ("No passports or any other papers are valid in the area," he said. ("The soldiers do not take orders from their own officers or the African civil administrator," he said. "They act completely on their own.") General Roger Gheysen, Belgian military commander in the Congo, appealed to the United Nations to set up a "neutral zone" in the Katanga-Kasai to try to head off savage fighting. Belgian officials expressed concern over the fate of 120 Europeans, mostly Belgian, in the town of Bakwanga, captured Friday night by Lumumba's troops. Bakwanga was the capital of the short-lived "mining state." President Moise Tshombe of Katanga Province, a sworn enemy of Lumumba's, appeared confident his Belgian-led army will not crumble without a fight (Continued On Page 2, Col. 1) Hits Year'* NEW YORK (UPOWThe tenv per»ture in New York City reiched. « high for the year yes*««j|»y«.0.9 degrees thousands streamed to Ntthw, waterways «nd other fer § Potomac Fever WASHINGTONWYou don't hear much about Jack Kennedy's "New Frontier" any more. Too many people thought it was a new candy bar — an impression the Democratic platform did nothing to dispel. * * # Olympic games open in Rome. American men are expected to win the track event, aud Russian women (to weight and « * * Owe big city ward boss hoists he's 9 progressive. Instead of buying votes this fall, he'll give away trading stamps. $y f'UBTCHER KNEBEl, Resolution Condemns Red Ties SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Western Hemisphere foreign ministers last night approved a declaration of San Jose condemn- ng foreign interference in the new world. The vote was unanimous after Cuba walked out of the conference. The Cubans found the resolution "simply too tough to take," nformants said. Leading his delegation from the conference floor, Cuban Foreign Minister Raul Roa declared: "The people of Latin America go with me." ' The formal vote on the resolution represented a clearcut victory for the United States which had asked the foreign ministers to condemn efforts by Soviet Russia end Red China to extend their influence In the Western Hemisphere. The resolution hit indirectly at Cuba for permitting Soviet intervention. It followed overwhelming defeat by the foreign ministers of the Organization of American States of a Cuban resolution to condemn the United States for what Cuba termed economic and military aggression. Venezuelan proposals to water down the impact of the San Jose Declaration also were rejected. Before pulling his delegation out of the meeting, Roa declared that if the OAS endorsed a condemna tion of communism in the hemisphere, his country would no recognize it. He said Cuba wil accept gratefully any offer from any country which will help survive. He made clear that he meant the Soviet-Chinese Com munist bloc. "OUR COUNTRY is without •< friend in the Americas," Roa de clared. "Cuba has not found attention or approval," he said. "I'm leav ing. I go with my people to con tinue the fight." The Cuban delegation left the meeting shouting "Cuba Si Yankee No." Reaching thei nearby hotel they sang the Cuban national anthem and shoutec "The Fatherland or Death" and "Viva Fidel Castro." Costa Rican police immediately sealed off the streets leading to the hotel to prevent demonstrations. Police details also were posted at strategic points throughout San Jose. \ Diplomats said the resolution turned out far stronger than had been expected. Foreign Minister Enrique Qrtuzar of Chile said the resolution rejects and condemns foreign intervention in the Western Hemisphere and points out the opposition of the American countries to a foreign power seeking to exploit the political, economic, and social problems of Cuba to establish a Western beachhead. It does not, he said, mean hostility to the Cuban people. The foreign ministers also approved formulation of a committee to help solve Cuban-U.S. differences. U.S. Secretary of State Herter gave immediate approval to the committee decisions. The key phrase declaration, ap proved by the ministers was: "Energetically condemn Inter vention o.r the menace of interven tion x x x.by a» extra-continenta (Communist) power in the affairs of the continent or its acceptance by aii American, state,'* DENIES SLAYING—Alexander (Nic) Nixon, 56, right, is shown here while being questioned by Detective Andrew Ohm's. Detectives claim they have enough circumstantial evidence against Nixon to hold him for the slaying Friday of Mr. and Mrs. James Fine. The couple's bullet-pierced bodies were found in their home at 707 N. Fourth St. Flagstaff Senior Miss Coconino FLAGSTAFF (Special)—Sharon Grant, 17-year-old Flagstaff High School senior, was crowned Miss Coconino County yesterday to cli max the 1960 county fair. Miss Grant, only last week selected as Miss Air Fair by Flagstaff Jaycees, will represent Coconino County in this year's Miss Arizona contest at the state fair grounds in Phoenix. The winning beauty is 5 feet 4% inches tall, measures 34^-22 36 and is a blue-eyed blonde. Runnerup in the beauty contest, witnessed by 500 persons who helped the three-day fair attendance set a record of 32,000, was Barbara Powell, 20-year-old Flagstaff secretary. Last year's Miss Coconino County, Georgia Ann Garbarino, is in Atlantic City as Miss Arizona in the Miss America competition. It's No Treat For No Street QUAKER STREET, N.Y. (AP) Attention all hands at the Internal Revenue Service: Quaker Street is not a street—it's a hamlet in Schenectady County, And its 200 residents get tired of waiting for their tax refunds. Every year when Quaker Streeters mail out their tax returns, they naturally list their address as Quaker Street. The information is processed hrough accounting machines and the refund checks are made out. But every year someone stamps them "No City Listed.". So Quaker Streeters wait and wait for their refunds. AN EXHIBIT—Sgt. Robert McCann, left, and Sgt. Fred Nichols examine spots of blood on shirt found in apartment of Nixon, at 408 E. Pierce.—(Republic Photos, Jack Karie) A Prayer LORD, MY QOP, when the end oj these mortal days draw near, please give me the faith and the strength to know gladness, not fear. Faith that hast sustained me in -stronger days may waiver as darkness comes, unless Thou art here to reach my hand and lead me to ever. Amen. inside The Itepublte Gofdwater Says Democrat Platform Is 'Manifesto' SENATOR GOLDWATER in speech in Portland, Ore., claims Democratic platform is manifesto, and scares him. Page £1, • Information Pours In Police switchboards are flooded with calls offering information on hit-run driver which may result in $1,000 reward to someone. Page 10, t Medical Aid Vote Today Striving for adjournment of congress, senate will vote today on medical care bill and rneas. ure to provide more ioreign aid funds. Page 4. Neighbor Denies He Is Slayer By JACK KARIE '; *i A WEB of circumstantial evidence was being woven yesterday around a man held for the murders of Mr. and Mrs. James Fine, police disclosed last night. Alexander W. (Nic) Nixon, 56, of 408 E. Pierce, ad- cording to police, has been positively identified by three key witnesses in the case. . A blood-stained shirt was found at his home. Detective Sgt. Fred Nichola said Nixon has told several conflicting stories as to his activities Friday when the bodies of fine, 84, and his wife, Lillie, 76, were found shot. through the head in their home at 707- N. Fourth St. The cheroot-smoking Nixon* officers said, was identified aft. the man seen jumping over a locked gate'at the .Fine home and again identified as the man who hid Fine's stolen wallet and a pistol under boards at Fifth Street and Taylor. Detectives Andrew Ohms and Ted Barry arrested Nixon when they met him at his apartment at 408 E. Pierce and noted he fitted « description supplied by witnesses. •YESTERDAY the .stoic 56-year- old cable splicer was picked from a lineup at police headquarters by Edward Davis, pressman/for The Phoenix Gazette, and by*Mr. and Mrs. Richard Over ton, 715 N. Fourth St., neighbors of the Fines. The Overtons said they caw Nixon jump the gate at the rear of the Fine home at 3:40 p.m. the day of the double murder. Davis told officers Nixon's the man who ditched what officers believe- is the murder weapon, although a ballistics check has not been made. The pressman said he recognized Nixon because he had seen him "several times" previously when Nixon shot pool in Sportsman's Bar in the Phoenix Grey« hound Bus Station. "JUST NOSEY, I guess—when you see someone run you get suspicious," Davis said in explaining why he went to the excavation to see what the man had hidden under the boards. After Nixon was identified, Sgt. Nichols and Ohms went to his apartment and found the blood-splotched shirt, and • half-empty box of ,38 caliber bullets. Bridge Comics Crossword Editorials Radio-TV Sports 1 13 30 16 6 27-i» 22-24 Star Gazer Theaters Want Ads Weather Map Weather Table Women's Page 14 26 3149 W 31 1H9 He claimed to have played cards most of the afternoon with his roommate and another acquaintance identified as William ?. Lawrens, 3.1, of 745 E. Pierce. The roommate failed to support lis claim, Nichols said. Sergeant Robert McCann put out a five-state alert to locate Law« .-ens for questioning. He is said to DC -driving a 1954 white Cadillac with California license plate number KCC463, McCann said, Nixon explained the bloodstains on his, turquoise-colored shirt by saying it was splotched with his own blood when he.was injured in, a fight two years ago in the Sportsman's Bar. Sgt. Nichojt claims the bloodstains are fresfc, However, Davis told officers<thf (Continued on Page 1?, CpL J) Waiter Bit lowg* English Palm Thmti BATLEY YORKS, England (UPIMierald Hawker, a w\W at the Royal Hotel hire- fpjf, Ibl past year, is out of a job tojay. Police said he will not &e a|&w«4 to return to work iptil he 'ii J4 years old. Qerald, .is. 6. i ' t i ** *, *> .» $'