Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 11, 1962 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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f Garden City Telegram 1 p.m. T«mfMratur# 89 Vol. 33 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER II, 1962 10 Pagei No. 292 Snag in Negotiations Delays Release of Cuban Prisoners Kennedy Signs Bill to Boost Postage Rates WAIST-DEEP IN A LUSH field of irrigated milo — Golden Acres 77 variety — four members of the Money Maker Milo Club tour examine th.e crop owned by Paul Hays. The Telegram Plioto plot is one of 10 visited yesterday. Pictured are, from left, Les Worf, B,ob Fuller, Gerald VanVleet and Larry Lohmeier. garden'- ing Garden Citians who fought to save Stevens Park weren't much different than citizens of other communities. Someone has mailed us a clipping from Sunday's Kansas City Star about what has been happening in Paola, Kan. Seems this town also has a downtown park called "Park Square" and located in the center of the business area. It's reported as being well shaded by elm and hard maple trees, and the block was deeded to the city in 1871 with the provision that it shall be forever used as "public ground." Recently a group of Paola businessmen came up with a plan for two parking strips in the park and presented it to the city council. This aroused members of the Business and Professional Women's Club who then waged a successful campaign to keep vehicles out of the park. But in addition to fighting off the parking plan, the BPW also is planning to construct new walks in the park. Now that Stevens Park has been saved, a beautification project should be started next spring. The Telegram is looking for a Bruce McMillan — who must be about 10 cr 11, and we think lives on Rt. 1. We've tried the variour. schools, both here and in the county, and also the telephone company but haven't been able to locate him. He happens to be a national prize winner in the Telegram's Young Hobby Club contest, and his prize has arrived at the' Telegram. So if fas will drop fry, We will make the presentation. * * * This editor is taking off later today (w* hope) for a newspaper meeting in Chicago, and is due to return a week from today. We mention this only because with the number of telephone calls, direct messages and other communications which arrive daily, someone should know we are out of town. (The wife too). Mail Robbery Progress Made ST. LOUIS (AP)—Progress is being made in the solution of the $1,551,277 mail robbery near Plymouth, Mass., Aug. 14, Henry B. Montague, chief U. S. postal inspector said Wednesday. "We are going to solve it," Montague, who is attending the meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, said here. He said a reward of $50,000 is the largest offered in any case in history. The reward is being offered by the Post Office Department for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robbers. Montague also said a drive launched in March. 1961. by the government, has resulted in the arrest of 005 persons during the fiscal year ended last June 30 for the sale of obscene literature. He said there have been 503 convictions of the cases wrought to trial. 45 Persons Take Annual Money Maker Milo Junket The Finney County Money Maker Milo Club tour Wednesday afternoon was termed a "huge success" by officials. Forty-five businessmen and farmers attended. Kenneth Fromm, county agricultural agent, said it was the largest group ever to take the tour. Ten milo plots were visited, with a different variety seen at each. They were those of Charles Olomon, Jr., Paul Hays, Douglas McClure, Jake Dechan,, Roy Harms, Ed Theissen, Virgil Brown, Clyde Smith, Otis Bond and George Evans. Milo plots of Herb Harms and Wayne Wheeler were scheduled on the tour, but the plots had I been cut. * The group ended the tour at City's Street Seal Program Finished Garden City's street sealing program for 1962 has been completed, with approximately 160 blocks treated to th e sand and asphalt cover. City Manager Deane Wiley, in his report to- the Commission yesterday, said that street crews No Injuries in 2-Car Collision No injuries resulted in a two- car crash 2 miles West of Garden City on US50 shortly after 10 a.m. today . Mrs. Mamie Mundell, 75, Walsh, Colo., was taken to St. Catherine Hospital for examination and released;. She and her husband, Felix, 72, were passengers in a car driven by their daughter Jane Louise! Mundell, 39, of Denver. The Mun- \ dell ear collided with an auto! driven by George S. Knox, 90, 609 ' N. 6bh. • 1 Highway Patrol Trooper Dick Elder said Knox was attempting to make a left-hand turn off the highway when the Mundell car struck him. Sheriff Wendle Meier assisted Elder in the investigation. Knox was charged by the Trooper with failure to yield right-of- j wa'y. I are now in the process of picking up surplus cover material on the treated streets. He also reported that the water department is near completion of the main extension to serve the new water well in the north part of Finnup Park. Henkle Drilling and Supply Co., who drilled the new well, also is completing other work on city water wells. Wiley Deported that park department crews are making satisfactory progress in razing the former Walls building just north of th e Telegram. The structure is being leveled in- preparation of the site as a municipal parking lot. He said the workman who was injured' last week, John Baier, suffered two fractured vertebra and a left wrist. He was released from the hospital this past weekend, and is reported in good condition at his home. A public open house for the city's new electrical generating plant has been set for Sunday, Nov. 4. The plant was put into full operation during the summer. Kansas Traffic Log TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Thursday—1 For October—17 For 1962-445 Comparable 1961 period—417 the Pawnee Acres Community Building about 6 p.m. where the Garden City Co-op sponsored a free dinner. Following the meal, a business meeting was conducted. Talks on the tour were given by Fromnv Lynn Russell, Mitch Geisler, manager of the Chamber of Commerce and Dale Edelblute, area agronomist. Sponsovs of the event were the Chamber of Commence Agriculture Committee and Finney County Agricultural Extension Council. During the meeting, it was suggested that next year's tour be conducted around Oct. 1 and earlier in the day. Sponsoring officials agreed that all the crops were excellent this year. Only discussion about the crops concerned seeding rate for dry and irrigated milo, use of herbicides and cultivation and weed control. Members also talked about early planting and harvesting in regard to higher yields. During the tour a guessing contest was conducted. Participants were asked to guess the actual weight of five heads of milo from each of the 10 plots. Winner of a transistor radio was Will A. Joseph, Topeka. Joseph is in Garden City visiting the Edel- felutes. He was also on last year's 100 Bushel Milo club tour. Six Young Hobby Club Winners Revealed Six new Young Hobby Club winners • were announced today by Cappy Dick, author of the daily Telegrar- series. They will receive sets of miniature tools offered as local prizes for the neatest and most original correct solutions to the pie puzzle published in th.e Wednesday, Sept. 26, contest. Winners are Mary Ann Burgardt, 10, Rt. 1; Rhonda Boles, 6, 305 Davis; Jimmy Morrow, 11, 322 N. llth; Adela Martinez, 11, Rt. 1; Teresa Weillson, 1305 13th; and Chip Linn, 11, 804 Pearl. Another contest appeared in yesterday's Telegram. Trade Measure Gives Unprecedented Power WASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy signed the trade expansion bill today and put into the economic arsenal what he called "a vital new weapon" for the cause of freedom. The bill gives the President unprecedented power to cut or eliminate tariffs on many items and to cooperate with the boon- ing Common Market in Europe. Kennedy predicted that the legislation can bring "a dynamic new era of growth." Together, the United States and the Common Market represent "the greatest aggregation oi' economic power in the world," Kennedy said, adding that now they will have an opportunity to work together in maintaining this preeminence. Administration leaders hailed the bill as the crowning legislative achievement of Kennedy's first two years in the White House. i The new trade program receive j strong support from both parties | and from leaders of business and i organized labor. I Opposition from protectionist groups was not as harsh as had been predicted, since the measure provides help for industries workers when imports cause loss of business and jobs. The administration was unable to block a provision that 'would restrict trade with Poland and Yugoslavia. But otherwise, Congress gav e Kennedy almost exactly what he requested, plus ad- 1 ditional authority to counter unjustifiable import barriers erected by other countries against Ameican products. The special authority to work out economic arrangements with the Common Market is regarded by the administration as the heart iof the bill. The booming six-nation area Is looked upon as a potential vast new market for sales of American consumer goods and farm surpluses. The six nations in the market are West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, 'the Netherland and Luxembourg. Great Britain is negotiating to become a member. The bill extends for five years, to June 30, 1967, th e 28-year-old reciprocal trad e aUre-jments last initiated by Secretary of State Cordell Hull in Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term. It gives the President authority in negotiating new trade pacts to out all U.S. tariffs by 50 per cent. In addition, he may negotiate for the complete eliminatio n of duties on items for which the United States and the Common Market account for 80 per cent of world trade. By JOHN BECRLER WASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy today signed a bill raising postage rates, and 'boosting salaries for more than a million federal employes. Kennedy hailed it as an important step toward putting the postal system on a self-sustaining basis and making federal jobs more attractive.,^ Among the changes: First class mail will cost five cents, air mail eight cents beginnisg next Jan. 7. With legislators who worked on the bill and representatives of Townships to Elect Extension Council Officers Election of Extension Council representatives will highlight the annual Achievement Night at Alta Brown School Monday starting at 7:30 p.m. An agriculture, 4-H club and home economics representative will be elected from four townships — West Garfield, Garden City, Pierceville and Snerlock. These representatives will serve a two-year term on the Extension Council. A program will be given. Mrs. Elsie Branden, county home economics agent, and Kennelih Framm, agriculture agent, will present reports, complete with slide pictures, of the past 'year's activities in all three fields. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. Mrs. Branden said the meeting is open to all persons, whether they live in the four townships or not. She also said that the elected Extension officials may not ! be elected for more than two two-year terms. Yemen Thinks Itself in War CAIRO (AP)— The deputy premier of the Yemeni rebel regime was quoted today as saying Yemen considers itself "in a state of war with Saudi Arabia" but his words were received with reserve here. Shortly 'before the report came out of Yemen, the government of the United Arab Republic pledged all its resources to resist any attack on the rebel regime. It accused Saudi Arabia . nd Jordan of aggression on Yemen's northern frontier. The statement by Yemeni Deputy Premier Abdul Rahman Bay- dany was carried by the U.A.R. news agency, but there was nothing to indicate he was speaking officially. In a dispatch from the Yemeni capital of Sana, the agency quoted Baydany as saying Saudi Arabia had massed troops on the border and had slipped arms into Yemen. He said such uci.s were considered an attack on the rebel regime. "This leads the Yemen government to consider itself in a state of war with Saudi Arabia," Bay- dany added. postal unions watching, Kennedy put his signature to the legislation in his White House office as bhe first item on his day's schedule. Kennedy, reading from a statement, said the new postal rates would bring in additional annual revenue amounting to $600 million. The new law provides "broad reform" and flexibility in postal system salaries and puts them at a levol which would help to prevent large-scale "attrition to private industry," he said. Kennedy said the salary increases wouM help attract more capable people into federal employment and contribute to better productivity. The legislative package signed into law combines two of Kennedy's major legislative proposals- pay increases and salary reform for 1.6 million federal workers, •and new revenue to help run the deficit-ridden postal service. The pay section of the bill calls for two-step raises averaging 9.6 per cent for 1 million "white collar" workers, and* 11.2 per cent for 600,000 postal clerks and letter carriers. The first step goes into effect next payday, the second step on Jan. 1, 1964 . Cost of the increase will be $1.05 billion. The new postal rates—chiefl'y a one-cent increase in first-class and airmail stamps, with smaller increases for second and third class users — are intended to bring in $600 million in new revenue after three years. The new first class and air mail rates begin Jan. 7, 1963, but most of the second and; third class increases are spread over three years, starting in January. Of the $600 million in new revenue, $459 million will come from the added penny on first class and air mail stamps. Second class users — mostly magazine and newspper publishers—will have their mailing costs increased by $27.4 million after three years, chiefly through three annual increases of 4 per cent for editorial matter, andi three 10 per cent increases for advertising matter. New third class rates will bring in $93.7 million in new revenue, -39.5 million of it through an increase from 2Vi '•cents per piece of bulk advertising mail to 2% cents after three years. The rate for a single piece of third class mail goes up from 3 cents to 4 cents, bringing in an additional $34.5 million. This is the class used by those who send Ohristmia's cards with the envelopes unsealed. HAVANA (AP) — Negotiations hit a snag Wednesday night and the release of 1,113 Cuban invasion prisoners was delayed again. But Prime Minister Fidel Castro planned further talks wiitfli negotiator James B. Donovan, possibly later today or Friday. The talks between Castro and the New York attorney were expected to end Wednesday night. But after tlte two met for four hours in the presidential palace,"a spokesman for the Cuban prisoners' families. committee said: "Certain points have to be revised and this will tak« two or three further meetings. There was nothing to indicate that the snag was caused by the cladm of Cuban exiles that they raided the Cuban north coast port of Isabella de Sagua Monday killed 20 persons. There has been no confirmation of the raid nor any comment on the exiles' claim in Havana. The committee's spokesman would not say what caused the hitch in negotiations but emphasized there would be further meetings, possibly today or Friday. As the negotiations dragged on, informants in Havana said Pan American Airways has offered to fly the prisoners to Miami as soon as an agreement is reached. The prisoners were captured in the Bay of Pigs invasion in April 1961. Castro originally asked $62 million in cash for the release of all those captured. Donovan reportedly has offered medicine and foodi is lieu of cash. Relatives or friends toave paid for the release of a few captives, and 60 sick or wounded prisoners were returned to Miami last April. Informed sources In Washington say the U.S. government will pay for a shipment of about $13 million in medicine and food to Cuba if the prisoners are released. Funds raised 'by friends and relatives of the captives in the United States and Latin American presumably will make UID the remainder of the ransom demanded by Castro for their release. Any U.S. payment to Castro is expected to kick up an uwoar in Congress. Sen. John J. Williams, TM>el., and Sen. John Stennis, D- Miss., told the Senate they oppose •any ransom payment. Reports circulated in Washington that Donovan Was acting for the administration in the negotiations as well as for the families committee. But Edwin Guthman, Justice Department information officer, denied a story in the New York World-Telegram and Sun that Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy asked Donovan to take on the assignment last June, saying the White House had a moral obligation to obtain the release of Cubans captured in an invasion the United States allowed to go ahead. An informed, member of Congress insisted, however, that Donovan is acting as an agent for the administration with the full approval of President Kennedy and the attorney general. Garden Sass Gus Garden Is wondering if he will need to muster more strength next year to lick a 5-cent stamp. Friday Likely Target Demos Push Adjournment Massive Support For Macmillan LLANDUDNO, Wales CAP) — Prime Minister Macmillan's government won overwhelming support from his Conservative party conference today for taking Britain into the European Common Market. Passionate pro-European speeches by Deputy Prime Minister Richard A. Butler and Deputy Foreign Minister Edward Hoal.i called on Britain to accept her destiny and help lead Eurcpe and the world to lasting peace and prosperity. By a show of hands, the 4,500 delegates gave massive support to a motion calling on the government to continue the Brussels negotiations to link Britain with the six Common Market nations. An amendment hostile to the Common Market was defeated, also on a show of hands. By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders struggled to bring the 87th Congress to a close today but conceded that Friday night was a more likely target for adjournment. j Sen. Hubert II. Humphrey of Minnesota, assistant Democratic leader, said he had not entirely abandoned hope for closing shop tonight but that the hope was a dim one. House leaders confidently predicted final adjournment late Friday. Little progress was made on Wednesday in disposing of the few key bills remaining and no action j was scheduled for most of them . today. But nearly every important measure left was in a position to be moved, quickly to the White House if only a few bitter disputes could be settled. Numerous behind - the-scenes conferences were called Wednesday, with White House prodding clearly in evidence, and the leaders said substantial progress was made on their thorniest problems. One source, who asked not to be identified, said President Kennedy told Democratic leaders in no uncertain terms at a White House conference earlier in the week that he want s Congress out of Washington. Kennedy was reported to have remarked acidly that while he was out campaigning for more Democrats in Congress, the Democrats there weren't helping Formula To Combat Delinquency ST. LOUIS (AfP)-A California police chief said Wednesday juvenile delinquency could be wiped out if young people were taught to understand the problems of law enforcement. Police Chief Horace V. Grayson of Bakersfield, Calif., said delinquency arrests in Bakersficld have decreased 20 per cent since the department began operating a program five years ago in which high school students accompany police officers in th¥ field. Speaking at the International Association of Chiefs of Police meeting here, Grayson said, "with sufficient understanding and support from the' young poeple the delinquency problem will cease to exist." Russell L- Dearmont, viceipresi- dent of the St. (Louis Board of Police Commissioners, called on. industry and 'business to enter the fight against crime if law enforcement is to accomplish anything more than a "holding action." James J. Rfcwley, chief of the U.S. Secret Servic*, also called for public" cooperation if full •mutual benefit rs to be obtained. "The farces of organized crime are quick to exploit lawlessness when encouraged by a listless or indifferent public," he said. Deputy Commissioner George B. McOlellan of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, coupled the steady increase in crime statistics and the deteriorating public image of the peace officer as the major problems for police today. Walker to See Psychiatrist DALLAS (AP)-A defense lawyer said Edwin A. .Valker, the former major general accused of fermenting integration riots at the University of Mississippi, would meet with night. Federal authorities released Walker under $50,000 bond Saturday night, stipulating that he must report within five days ta Dr. E. L. Stubblefield of Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Walker was changed with insurrection and seditious conspiracy after his arrest at Oxford, Miss. He was held briefly at the federal prison and medical center in Springfield, Mo. The Denison Herald disclosed Wednesday that the former general was resting at a swank resort on nearby Lake Texoma. matters by squabbling and giving the impression they couldn't even adjourn. Kennedy himself removed one big stumbling block by his last- minute signature on the pension bill for the self-employed. This meant that Sen. George A. Smathers, D-Fla., chief Senate,, siponsor of the measure, would remove his objection which has helped block consideration of a final supplemental money bill. He cast his objection to 'delay adjournment and keep Congress in town in case Kennedy vetoed the pension measure. However, Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., did not withdraw his ! Community House tonight, objection. | Dinner will be served from Farm Bureau Meeting Tonight Four new board members and delegates to various meetings will be elected at the annual meeting of the Finney County Farm Bureau at the Plynjell He is leading the Senate in another round of tug-of-war with the House over prestige. This round involves a $5 billion agriculture appropriations bill. He has been insisting on funds for construction of a number of new agriculture research facilities which the House opposes. The Senate voted Wednesday to put Congress on record backing any action, including the use oS military force, needed to uphold Western rights in Berlin. Passage of the Berlin resolution was by voice vote. The House had ap proved the resolution earlier. Both branches sent to Kennedy on Wednesday a $2,025,895,700 appropriations measure to run the State, Justice and Commerce Departments. This left four money bills to be acted on, including the supplemental »nd the farm measure. 7:30 p.m. Walter Peirce, president of'the Kansas Farm Bureau will be the principal speaker. The business meeting is sch,ed- uled to begin at 8 p.m. The Weather Fair and warmer through Friday" with light south to southwesterly winds; afternoon highs in upper 80s; lows in lower 50s to lower 60$. Sunrise: 6:53 Sunset: 0:08 Max. Min. Free. 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