Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 12, 1962 · Page 1
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RedsCharge U.S. Envoy With Spying Garden City Telegram MOSCOW (AP)—The Soviet Union today charged tiic U.S. Embassy's first secretary Kermit S. Midthun with spying and ordered him out of the country. Midthun is the second U.S. diplomat expelled within a week in apparent retaliation for the United States' expulsion on espionage charges last week of two Soviet diplomats at Ihe United Nations. U.S. Counsellor-Minister John M. McSweeney said Deputy Foreign Minister N. Smirnovsky ordered the American Embassy to send Midthun home at a meeting at the Foreign Mini:try today. In a statement reaj to McSweeney, the Russians charged that the 41-year-old diplomat "at- AdenauerSays West Germany To Share Risks BONN, Germany (AP) —Chancellor Konrad Adenauer said today West Germany has pledged to share the risks in Berlin with the United States, Britain and France. The 86-year-old chancellor made a second unscheduled speech before Parliament in defense of his Berlin policy in the face of continuing criticism from the opposition Socialist party. The Socialist leader, Erich 01- lenhauer, accused Adenauer of failing to make West Germany's commitment to Berlin clear enough. The chancellor, calmer than Thursday, said that during his meeting late last year with Presi- I) dent Kennedy he had given an explicit pledge to share Berlin risks. He did not spell out in any detail what this meant. The chancellor said he had been sincerely angered by what he called Ollenhauer's insinuation that such readiness was lacking. He accused the Socialist leader of giving support to the thinking of Premier Khrushchev by raising doubts about West German Berlin policy. Ollenhauer's party greeted this remark with shouts and derisive whistles. There is widespread belief in Bonn that something is afoot in U.S.-West Germany relations in anticipation of the threatened signing by the Soviet Union of a separate peace treaty with East Germany. Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder is leaving Saturday for consultations in Washington with President Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Bill Corrects Wheat Blooper WASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy signed a bill today correcting a wheat acreage blooper in the farm bill that could have meant penalties for 300,000 small wheat growers. The bill amended the farm law to continue for another year a 15- acre exemption from wheat acreage controls. The farm bill as passed last month provided that no farmer could plant more wheat than he did in either 1959, 1960 or 1961. But before the new law ha I gone into effect, some farmers already had planted up to a full 15 acres, which was exempt from control under the existing law. Under the new measure, they were subject to penalties if the 15 acres exceeded their plantings of ..959. 1960 or 1961. Farm Bureau Elects Officers Election of delegates and board members highlighted the annual meeting of the Finney County Farm Bureau last night at the Plymell Community House. Four new board members are Ed Thiessen, Pleasant Valley , township; W.D. Mosier, Terry; Walter Rundell, Pierceville; and Earl Haflich, West Garfield. Elected delegates to the state Farm Bureau meeting in Topeka in November are George j Fowler, Lynn Russell, A.E. Cook, ; Ted Friessen, Barney K r a u s, ' president of the group; and Mrs. Cecil Snodgrass, secretary. Alternates are J.T. Lear and Frank Lightner. ! Mrs. Snodgrass is also elected , chairman of the Farm Bureau i women's association. Elected to the board of agriculture are Frank Oldweiler and John Hawk, alternate. Approximately 150 members , attended the dinner-meeting. Walter Peirce, president of the Kansas Farm Bureau, was the i principal speaker. 1 Vol. 33 GARDE NCITY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1962 8 Pagei No. 293 tempted to induce a- Soviet citi-; zen, an employe of the govern- j ment institutions, to transmit to him information of a secret character." It said this was inconsistent with Midthun's status as a diplomat and ordered his immediate departure from the Soviet Union. McSweeney said Smirnovsky would not give further details of the alleged incident. He said Midthun denied the charge and could think of no basis for it. The Soviets last Friday ordered Asst. U.S. Naval Attache Raymond D. Smith out of the country on charges that he spied on military installations during h trip to the Baltic seaport of Leningrad. Smith and his family left Moscow Monday. McSweeney said hfe had not protested the Soviet action against Midthun as he had in Smith's case because the embassy knew nothing of the alleged attempt to obtain Soviet secrets. The text of the note as published in the government newspaper Izvestia read: "Competent Soviet organs informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the first secretary of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Kermit S. Midthun, is using his stay jn the Soviet Union for an activity incompatible with his status as an accredited diplomat. "Being engaged in collecting intelligence data, Midthun undertook an attempt to induce a Soviet citizen, an employe of one of the state institutions, to transmit him secret information. "In view of the above mentioned, the ministry considers the further stay of Midthun in the Soviet Union undesirable, and requests the embassy to take measures for his immediate departure from the Soviet Union." Weather Calls Half f o Series SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—Base, ball Commissioner Ford Frlck today postponed the sixth game of th e World Scries be f ween His San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankee* tmti| Saturday noon, POT, because of rain and wet grounds. Prick made his decision a{ 8:41 a.m., after a brief tour of the soggy turf of Candlestick Park, home field of the Giants.'. It was raining when Frick made his inspection tour, and winds of 40 to 60 miles an hour were raging through the area, a point of land in San Francisco Bay. The seventh game of the series, if if is necessary, will be played Sunday at noon. The Yankees lead the series three games to two. Walker Okays Sanity Tests DALLAS (AP)—Edwin A. Walker, a former major general who is accused of participating in the University of Mississippi integration rioting, waited today for psychiatrists to say when h e will undergo court-ordered sanity tests. As directed by a federal judge, Walker reported Thursday night to Dr. R. L. Stubblefield at South western Medical School. They talked about 20 minutes. Then Walker and his lawyers left with instructions for him t o return whenever Dr. Stubblefield directs. Stubblefield, a defense choice for the mental examination, said he awaits formal notice that the government has named a Washington, D.C., psychiatrist, Dr, Winfred Overholser, to help conduct the tests. The selection of Dr. Overholser was announced Thursday. Beet Digging Time Telegram Photo The annual sugar beet harvest isn't in full swing yet but several farmers have started digging the fall crop. Mike Martinez, who farms 100 acres of beets north of Deerfield, watches as a load of beets is dumped into a truck. Below, he hefts a pair of beets just to show the size of them. Harvest activity is-expected \o hit a fast pace by Monday, depending on the weather. Martinez tabbed his crop "very good" and expects it to average 20 tons per acre. A related story on sugar beets — past and present — can be found on Page 2 of today's Telegram. Finney County United Fund Passes 80,1 The Finney County United Fund inched toward the goal of $44,050 today. Total thi s morning stood at $30,085.78. Breaikdown of this total shows $17,490.25 from advance gifts, $3,743,53 from professional contributors, $3,361 from rural and $3,491 from employes. Latest Red Feather firms (where all employes have contributed) are: Stoner's No. 1 Patterson Jewelry Heineman Agency Rogers Paint Store Meschke's Mens and Boys Wear Hope, Haag, Saffels and Hope Stenographic Service Foster Music Lyman, Jones, Cobb and Benson Sears Roebuck and Co. Nolan's Motor Co. Crptty and Son Wharton Floral Shop Kansas Plastics Latest -honor roll givers (gifts of $100 or more) are: Warren Hotel Best Seed Co. Russell Tremain Grotty and Son Annual Garden Gary Debate Tourney Shorts The 12th annual invitational debate tournament got under way at Garden City High School this morning. Fifty-six two-speaker teams from 22 high schools are participating. The debate runs through tomorrow at the high school. Tonight Garden City debaters will be hosts to the visiting students at a dance at the Civic Center. Third Commandment Revised Striking Changes In Jewish Bible PHILADELPHIA (AP) —"When God began to create the heaven and earth,'* begins the new Jewish Bible in one of several striking changes of the book, the first ever translated into modern English directly. The new Bible, known as "the Torah, the five books of Moses," which will be published Jan. 28, says Moses didn't really cross the Red Sea. It revises the Third. Commandment to condemn perjury, not profanity of God's name. Dr. Harry M. Orlinsky, editor- in-chief of a committee of Bible scholars who worked eight years on the $250,000 project, said Thursday in announcing the new book that the most striking change is in the revision of the Third Commandment. Formerly, "Thou shall not ta"ke U.S. Pushes Campaign To Persuade Khrushchev By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP)—Kennedy administration officials are carrying on a calculated campaign to try to persuade Soviet Premier Khrushchev that he is risking grave danger of nuclea.. war if he forces the Berlin crisis to the brink of military action. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. has taken the lead in issuing nuclear war warnings m recent public statements. Further oppotrunity for cautionary statements will be offered th e administration next week when West German Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder holds policy talks here with President Kennedy, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and McNamara. The reasoning behind the drive, high officials said, covers these points: 1. The best informed authorities in V'ashington believe that Khrushchev is planning a new Berlin crisis beginning about a month from now. 2. The gravest danger in such a crisis, if it develops, s that the Soviet leader may not believe even after the repeated statements of Western determination to stand firm in Berlin, that the Western powers actually will fight when the chips are down. He may therefore overplay his hand. 3. The probability is that final decisions on Soviet a 'ions with respect to Berlin are still to be made. Khrushchev has recently been away from Moscow. Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko has been in New York but is expect' 1 -' to return to the Soviet capital next week. In these circumstance.?, U.S. policy makers believe that now is the time to try to avoid an over- assessment by Khrushchev of how far he n go in seeking to force a Berlin settlement on his terms. According to reports known to the White House and Stale Department, Khrushchev has told a number of Western visitors in recent weeks that he intends to have a Berlin settlement along the line of a Soviet-East German peace treaty. In his view this would end the occupation rights of the United States. Britain and France in West Berlin. The Western powers see Khrushchev's arguments as designed simply to justify a slow Diction Communist takeover of West Berlin beginning with the removal of protective presence of U.S., British and French troop;;. What the Kennedy administration is once more trying to get across is that Western powers have no intention of removing their troops or will they admit Soviet troops or U.N. forces as partners or replacements in West Berlin. the name of the Lord thy God in vain," it now reads, "You shall not swear falsely by the name of the Lord your God for the Lord will not clear one who swears falsely by His name." The old interpretation improper" ly implied an injunction against profanity, said the editors, whereas the Hebrew reveals the commandment a s concerned with perjury. Dr. Orlinsky said the reason for the first words of the now Bible— "When God began to create the heaven and earth"—being phrased in such a way that that it eliminates the inaccurate implication that eternity began when God made the earth. The old version, published in 1917, started, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." As for Moses, the new book says he led the children of Israel out of Egypt through the parted waters of the Sea of Reeds a marshy area • near the Red Sea and not far from the present Suez Canal. The Torah, containing Genesis. Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, will be published by the Jewish Publication Society of America, a non-profit education Institution. It is th e first of three scheduled volumes of the Holy Scriptures, commonly known together as the Old Testament. The others—prophets and writings — are to be completed by 1975. Slight Relief Seen From Warmish Weather TOPEKA (AP)—Only slight relief is seen from the out-oi-season h . weather that has blanketed Kansas for the Ic-st co 1 pie of days. Temperatures Thursday were 15 to 20 degrees above normal with records for the date equalled at Wichita and Lawrence which each had 88 degrees. Highs for Thursday ranged from 85 degrees at Concordiu to 92 at Medicine Lodge. Hutchinson and Wamego each had 90. 87thCongressHands Kennedy Mixed Bag Of Victories; Defeats * * Three Major Bills Before Adjournment WASHINGTON (AP)—The 87th Congress—its ranks dwindling almost by the hour—sends its rear guard in a weary, all-out charge toward final adjournment today. Only three bills of any importance were still to be cleared out of the way, and Senate and House leaders were hopeful — but u~t burning with confidence — that they would be wrapped up by late afternoon or tonight. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana summed it up by saying adjournment should be possible today, but "I would not bet on it." Both houses were skating on thin ice as far as a quorum was concerned. The House produced more than half of its membership Thursday, but the Senate has not risked a roll call this week. It always presumes a quorum to be present unless questioned. The reason !'>r the low attendance is that many members have hustled home t< campaign for the Nov. 6 congress! nal elections. There was a brief flicker of hope that shop would close up Thursday night after the prolonged and bitter row over the agriculture money bill was settled. This hope was crushed by a stubborn controversy over the bill authorizing future rivers and harbors and ..flood control projects, the water-projects measure. House and Senate conferees will try again to iron out their differences over the bill, after two previous fruitless sessions. The Senate version of the measure authorizes more than' $4 billion worth of projects, the House bill $2.2 billion. Passage of this legislation is not essential, and there has been talk it might be put over until next year. But the more than 200 projects involved have so much political appeal in an election year that strenuous efforts are bcl.-^ made to compromise it. Also remainng were two appropriations measures needed to .run the government in the current fiancial year. One, a final clean-up supplemental, passed the Senate Thursday night carrying 5550 million as compared with $404 million voted by the House. Conferees were to meet to reconcile the two versions. The other money bill to be cleared is the $5-billion public works measure which was agreed to in confrence several days ago but has been held up pendin;; action on the supplemental. Garden Scrss Gus says they wouldn't have to worry about many rainouts if they scheduled the World Series for Southwest Kansas. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — American negotiator James B. Donovan waited hopefully today for a summons back to Cuba and a decision by Fidel Castro on the release of 1,113 invasion prisoners. Donovan termed his latest offer the maximum that could lie made. He said it consisted entirely of medicines, drugs, medical supplies and baby foods—the latter considered by him in the medical category. The New York lawyer said he is optimistic that the Cuban prime minister would accept. He ack- knowledged their talks left certain points unresolved. He declined to give details, or to put a price tag on the medical .supply offer. He said this could not be done because much of the material would be donated and some purchased at cast. Castro originally demanded $B2 million in cash for freedom of the prisoners, seized in the Ul-i'ated invasion of April 17, 1961. WASHINGTON (AP) — The feuding and fighting 87th Congress hcOS handed President Kennedy a mixed bag of victories and defeats in his first two years in office. Administration leaders, claiming a 70 per cent record on adoption of the Kennedy program, declared that the trade expansion bill was enough itself to assure the" 87th high marks in history. They pointed also to the drug regulation bill and the manpower retraining act of this session and the Social Security, housing, minimum wage and depressed aread bills passed last year. But despite these successes a<nd the passage of many other important measures on his list, the President was forced to accept the rejection of several of his key proposals by the heavily Democratic Congress. His health care plan for the aged under Social Security was killed and his entire education' program, with a broad range of measures, went down the drain. Congress refused to create an urban affairs department. Other measures designed to benefit the rapidly growing cities, such as the $500-million mass transit bill, were shunted aside. Congress voted to back up Kennedy on any action he might deem necessary on Cuba and Berlin, and in both sessions it gave him authority to call up large numbers of military reservists. But he dij not fare so well-on his foreign aid requests. Congress voted just under $4 billion each year; this was $850 million less than he asked hi 1961 and more than $1 billion below his request this session. On civil rights, the President lost on his key proposal aimed at abuses in state literacy requirements on voting. But Congress did submit to the states a constitutional amendment to ban the poll tax in federal elections. He struggled, long and hard in his attempt to win strict controls over production of feed grains and wheat. In the end he had to take a temporary voluntary program on feed grains and a delay to 1984 for new curbs on wheat. These were the major bills passed in the 1962 session: Trade expansion with far-ranging presidential powers to cut tariffs and to work out new economic arrangements with the European Common Market. Tax revision with a $l-billion business modernization incentive feature and several loophole-closing provisions. Drug regulation containing new controls on sale and manufacture of prescription drugs. A $435-million manpower retraining program to try to teach new skills to 1 million jobless workers. Postal rate Increases of $600 million, including a penny rise on letters and airmail, coupled with a $1 billion pay boost for 1.6 million federal workers. These w«re important measures enacted in 1961: An increase in the minimum wage from $1 to $1.25 an hour, plus coverage for 3.5 million more workers. A $394-million depressed areas bill to try to create new jobs in communities with high, persistent unemployment. A Social Security measure lowering the retirement age for men to 62, boosting the minimum monthly check from $33 to $40, and raising widow's benefits 10 per cent. A $5.6-billion housing bill setting up a new program for middle-income families, authorizing 100,000 additional low-rent public housing units, and carrying $2 billion for urban renewal grants, and $1.2 billion for college dormitory loans. A highway bill authorizing an additional $11.5 billion to complete the 41,000-mile interstate system by 1972 and levying the needed taxes. These were the top casualties in the Kennedy program: The health care program for 18 million persons over 65, to be handled largely under Social Security. The ?2.5S billion aid bill for public grade and high schools. A religious controversy over aid for church schools was a major factor. The $2,674,000,000 college aid j bill. I The $925-million medical educa- ; tion bill. I Three other major education i bills—a broadening of the 1958 national defense education act, a j $748 million proposal to improve I quality of teaching, and an adult | education bill aimed, at Uljterae'y. 1 The literacy test bill. | Standby powers to cut taxes to I fight economic recessions. Creation of an urban affairs department. The $500-millkm ma.se transit bill. Valenzuela .. . Kiwanit choice Valenzuela to Head Kiwanis Eudy Valenzuela, professional photographer, yesterday was elected president of the Garden City Kiwanis Club for 1963. Valenzuela, who is serving as first vice president of the club this year, will succeed Dr. Lowell Goodwin. G°odw'n will remain on the board of directors as past president. George Voth. Jr., will work up from second vice-president Jan. 1 and will serve as president designate for one following year. Tom F. Saffell was elected a new board member. Russell Wells was re-elected as treasurer. Three men were named to two-year terms as directors. They are Robert Brooks, the Rev. Robert Rusk and Stanley Simpson. Kenneth Snelling was appointed to fill a one-year post. The Weaker Generally fair 1 with partly cloudy skies through Saturday; lows in 50s; highs ranging from 70s to | low 80s; light variable winds becoming southerly and increasing to 15-25 mph Saturday. Sunrise; 6:54 Sunset: 6:05 Max. Min. 1'rec. LnJuntti 89 47 Dodge City 87 fir. Emporin 88 70 HARDEN CITY 83 51 . Hoodluml 88 12 Hill City 89 5H r,atnar 90 I!H Ku.SfU',11 87 fiS Salina 87 66 Toiinka 86 88 Trace Wichita 88 72 Cuba Offered Medical Deal For Prisoner Release Donovan flew in Thursday from Havana—-where Castro had kept him cooling his heels much of the time since last Sunday. At a news conference he said he thought he might be. called back for Castro's decision or further parleys in a day or two, He took pains to emphasize several points, obviously to knock down rumors and speculation creating excitement and controversy in this country. 1. There has been no breakdown in negotiations. He and Castro are "still getting along." 2. Despite his optimism, he cannot guarantee that the prisoners eventually will be released. "It i totally depends on Castro and his ; government," he said. 3. No cash will be sent to Cuba as part of the deal. • 4. His only conferences with I federal officials have been for the I purpose of making certain no laws I are violated.

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