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Barnett Says No Contempt In Ole Miss Flarcup NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. ' oss Barnett of Mississippi says . i.s actions in tin University of j Mississippi desegregation case ire based on "what I believe to je the law" and that he is not in contempt of any court. His statement, issued Tuesday \ in Jackson, Miss., cam as the 5th ! U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals con-! Finney County United Fund Garden City Telegram Vol. 33 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1962 16 Pages No. 297 Finney. County's United Fund sneaked past the $33,000 mark today — still some $10,000 short of the goal. The residential drive, which started today, added $230 to the fund coffers with but two of many volunteer workers reporting thus ' far. Residential drive runs through Friday. A breakdown shows: $18,157.75 in advance gifts; $3,971.51 from professional; $3,411 from rural areas; $7,319 from employes and $230 from residential. Grand total is $33,089.29. New Honor Roll contributors (gifts of $100 or more) are: MeClung-Payne Pharmacy Milhon Motor Eastside Frame an Axle At the same time Mrs. C.E. McCarty and Mrs. Howard Smith, co-chairmen for t 1 -> residential section of the drive, announced the following additional residential workers: West side — Mme^. Archie Crabb, Ted Smith, John Mangan, Francis Albers, Gregory Shaw, Bert Linenberger William Kuehn, Clyde Daniel, Clarence Wells and Wesley Cornelius. Northeast — Mmes. I u a n e Waters, Al Woods, Sam Alsop, Don Powell, Don Heinrichs, C.L. Barnett, Faye Hatfield, Warren Fouse, Elmer Bartlett, Gene Johnson, O.D. Calhoun, Harold Kleysteuber, 'Art Biggins, Claude Baker, Wayne Dickerson, Lotus Coulter, Lyman Huckstadt, Lou? ise Hoyt, Evelyn Vaughn, Lester Clark, Carol Wade, Robert Reed and Mary Woerner. Small Amount Of Rain Falls A small amount of rain fell in Garden City Tuesday evening as winter-like weather moved in to chill the area. The waterworks at llth and Santa Fe gaged .04 of one inch of moisture. The Kansas State University agriculture experiment station northeast of town measured less than .01 inch. The airport 10 miles east of town had only a trace. Tuesday's high temperature at the airport was 60 degrees. Low was 45 degrees at 1 .m. there. The mercury had climbed back to 53 degrees at 11 a.m. today. Season low so far at the airport was 37 degrees at 6 a.m. on September 10. The waterworks here had a 47- degree reading at 5 a.m. today. sidered whether to imprison or fine him. Earlier, it had found him guilty of civil contempt for his refusal to permit Negro James H. Meredith to enroll at Ole Miss. There was no indication when the court would rule. The Justice Department has asked th c court to fine Barnett $100,000 for failing between court hearings Oct. 2 and 12 to take positive action to purge himself of contempt. It also asked an additional fine of $10,000 a day starting Oct. 12 until he doeo so. Barnett's attorney, Charles Clark, told the court the governor did not consider himself in contempt, because Meredith was attending the university. "I have never taken the position that I have purged myself," Barnett said Tuesday. "Nor have I authorized anyone to takj such a position on my behalf." He added, "My positioi. is that I have upheld the law and am not in contempt of any court." Barnett also said: "My position is based upon the Constitution of the United States and 'the constitution and laws of Mississippi. My every decision in this matter has been formed after careful and deliberate consideration of what I believe to be the lav Barnett failed to appear, and did not send his attorneys, to the Sept. 28 hearing at which he was convicted of contempt. In another development Tuesday, attorneys for former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker asked U.S. Dist. Judge Claud Clayton to revoke his order that Walker undergo a psychiatric examination. Walker, arrested during the riots here, is free in $50,000 bond on the condition h- undergo a mental test to see if he is mentally competent to stand trial on four federal charges including leading an insurrection. The motion was filed at U.S. District Court in Oxford. It said the order for a mental test violates the constitutional rights of the former general. Meanwhile, Meredith continued his increasingly uneventful attendance at Ole Miss. JFK, West German Minister Reach an Agreement on Berlin Dole Urges Cut in Spending GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) Rep. Bob Dole, R-Kan., said today the tax reform that would help most would be a cut in federal spending. But Dole, Republican nominee in the new 1st Congressional District, said President Kennedy "carefully avoids that subject." "Instead the New Frontier spokesmen send up trial balloons about eliminating the extra $600 exemption for persons over 65— the very person hit hardest by ad vancing prices and advancing taxes because they live largely on fixed incomes," Dole said. "Or they speak of eliminating the deduction for income tax purposes of interest paid on mortgages by the old and the young struggling ' to buy their own homes. They also speak of the eli. mination of joint return benefits." Dole said Kansans are smart enough to know that one way or another the bill for huge federal spending must be paid. Telegram Plioto NIBBLING AT AN offering by Claude Owens is the zoo's newest addition, a rare male Siberian reindeer. The critter and his mate (left) arrived here late last night. Smith Appeal Is Rejected by Justice White Condemned slayer Ferry Edward Smith is scheduled to die on the gallows at Kansas State Prison one week from tomorrow. Rumors circulating around the prison at Lansing indicate h e may go to the gallows alone i a final act of bravado to "show up" his crime partnei, Richard Eugene Hickock. The two men are under death sentence for the sla.-iig of four members of the " :rbert W. Clutter family near Holoom... ' November, 1959. They were sentenced in district court here to hang at Lansing. Both have exhausted all avenues of appeal to state courts. The two were scheduled to hang between one minute after midnight and 4 a.m. a week from tomorrow. But Hickock received a stay of execution from U.S. District Court at Kansas Citj, Kan. A new date for him is pending that petition. Smith also appealed for a stay, but in another direction. His appeal was sent to newly-appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White. He wrote that appeal last month, and White turned down his appeal last week. But Smith has m'ade i.o effort so far to get a st?y from the same court as Hickock. That appeal would be directed to tht district court of U.S. Judge Arthur J. Stanley. Rumors now indicate Smith has decided against further delaying his execution through appeals to federal courts — and that he may "go it alone" next week. Tax Revision Bill Now Law WASHINGTON (AF)-President Kennedy has signed into law a tax revision bill that carries a $1- billion incentive to businesses that modernize. The bill, Kennedy said in a statement accompanying Tuesday's signing, "makes a good start on bringing our tax structure up to date and provides a favorable context for the over-all tax reform program I intend to propose to the next Congress." No Injuries In Gas Blast KANSAS CITY (AP) — A gas main exploded in a residential area at 47th and Bell today, sending a mass of flames roaring to a height of 100 feet. One home was damaged badly and others had minor damage such as blistered paint. No injuries were reported. The fire was extinguished in an hour's time. The scene was only a couple of blocks from that of another gas main rapture and fire Aug. 3 in which 11 houses were destroyed and 12 damaged. The mas s of flames in today's explosion was described as being aibout 50 feet in diameter. Persons in the area said it went off "with a roar like a jet plane." Four Young Hobby Club Winners Revealed Four Young Hobby Club winners were announced today by Gappy Dick, author of the daily Telegram series. They will receive packets of 100 postage stamps as local prizes for the most nearly prepared entries in the word-association puzzle published in the Oct. 3 contest. Winners are Jimmy Morrow, 11, 322 N. llth; Jimmy Petersen, 12, 510 St. John; Dary] Dimitt, 10, Rt. 1 and Bonnie Leighty, 12, Gardendale. Tfie Weather Mostly cloudy with intermittent light rain or scattered showers through Thursday; light southerly winds; highs in upper 50$ to upper 60s; lows in low 50s. Sunrise: 6:59 Sunset: f>:!i7 Max. Mln. I'rcr. Akron 6,'l 31 LaJunta 73 41 GARDEN CITY 60 .10 Lamar 77 36 Meanwhile, he said, the bill "will stimulate the economy and provide a greater measure of fairness in our tax system." Although Congress turned down the President's proposal for setting up a system of withholding taxes on interest, and dividend income, Kennedy said the requirements it established for reporting such income and interest would help improve compliant witli tax laws. Thc Treasury estimates It Is now losing about $1 billion a year in revenue because taxpayers fail to report all the dividends and interest they receive. Corporations now will be required to report to the Treasury and to the recipient all dividend payments totaling more than $18 a year. Savings institutions will have to do the same for interest payments. The investment credit of up to 7 per cent on purchases of machinery and equipment is the major revenue law change Kennedy asked when he submitted the bill to Congress in April 1961. The revenue estimates of the bill are in considerable dispute. The Treasury figures that when all provisions are effective the annual revenue loss will be $170 million. Congressional staff experts place it at $545 million. Zoo Is Ready for Christmas Christmas is still 69 days away — but Lee Richardson Zoo here ] already has its reindeer. Two rare Siberian reindeer arrived late Tuesday night. They were brought from a game farm at Edmonton in the Canadian province of Alberta. Mary Owens, wife of park superintendent Claude Owens, said this morning that such Siberian reindeer are extremely rare in zoos. Mosit have Norwegian reindeer, instead. The zoo traded commonplace Kansas buffalo for the pair of reindeer, and Ovsns is hopeful that offspring may be produced from the pair here. Mrs. Owens said the reindeer are "not very pretty," for their coate are not top colorful. The male is a grayish-white color with black spots. The female in a dun grayish-brown. Another point of distinction: 'both sexes of the Siberian reindeer have horns, unlike the ordinary Norwegian type. Wheat Program To Be Discussed A county-wide meeting to explain the 1963 wheat stabilization program is scheduled here Monday. The session starts at 7:30 p.m. at the 4-H Building on the Finney County Fairgrounds. On h-and to discuss the program will be E.G. Proudfit, county ASCS office manager, and the three members of tire county ASCS committee: O.A. Schopf, Frank McClure, and George Lightner. The speakers Will cover what a farmer must do to get price supports, additional "premiums, and payments for diverting. Regulations for acreage diverted from wheat and normal conserving acres will also be discussed. WASHINGTON (AP) — West German Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder discussed the question of Berlin with President Kennedy today and reported they reached "very good and complete agreement." Leaving a 90-minute conference with Kennedy, he told newsmen that as a result of three days of talks with U.S. officials, "We find ourselves in agreement on the assessment of the Berlin situation and on the methods to be applied to meet the situation." His talk with Kennedy, he said, "completes my conversations in Washington." ( — • Kennedy accompanied his guest, to the White House lobby, then, seeing the unusually large crowd of reporters, withdrew with a smile. Schroeder, who appeared relaxed, said his visit served "to prepare the visit the chancellor (Konrad Adenauer) will make here upon the invitation of your President." Adenauer is dtic Nov 7. Schroeder will be with him. Then, Schroeder added, "We will have another opportunity to review our plans." Schroeder was asked whether he New Constitution Awaits Tshombe LEO'POLDVILLE, The Congo (AP)—Diplomats and U.N. officials awaited today President Moise Tshombe's reaction to the draft of a new federal constitution that would reunite his Katanga Province with the Congo. ] The proposed charter would give the Congo's'provinces more autonomy, but would sharply limit their police and tax powers. Foreign affairs and defense also would be reserved for the central government. Tshombe was absent when the document, a key part of the plan of Acting U.N. Secretary-Genera] U Thant for Congo unity, was pre- j senled to 16 Congo provincial; presidents in Lenpoldville Tuns- clay by Congolese Premier C'yrille Adoiilai The leader of mineral-rich Katanga was reported traveling from his capital of Elisabethville to open a rail bridge over the Lubilash River on the Katanga- Kasai border which was blown up during "ighting last year. The bridge links Katanga once more with the rest of the Congo. Adoula unveiled the constitution on the same day that a mixed Katangan and central-government commission in Elisabethville signed a cease-fire between the Congo national army and the Ka- tangan gendarmerie, ending a year-old war in northern Katanga. The United States and Britain welcomed the agreement as a step toward unity. U.N. sources close to Thant called it an encouraging sign but warned against giving it too much weight yet. The draft grants each province half of the mining royalties and export taxes on products from the province. Plans for a .unified Congo envisage 21 provinces with a federal capital in Leopoldville. Seventeen provinces already have been created out of the six ruled by Belgium until June I960. foresees any new initiator; - the West might take as n result of his visit. "Everything that has been done up to now will go on " Schroeder replied, indicating he sees no need for new initiative. There were some smiles when a reporter asked'him whether he thought Kennedy has the "proper degree of firmness and flexibility" to deal with the Berlin situation. "I don't want in any way to utter an opinion but you may rest assured that all who are interested take a firm stand on Berlin," Schroeder replied. Schroeder declined to say specifically what subjects were discussed with Kennedy. He did say, in response to a question, that the time was too short to go into the problem of the Common Market. Schroeder is understood to have warned administration officials that the East German regime, with Russian backing, may try to impose new control over civilian traffic moving into Berlin from West Germany. Schroeder, her e since Sunday, is seeking Allied suppor* for rejection of such a move. It is not yet clear what retaliatory action West Germany and its allies could take. Officials indicate there has been some talk of an economic boycott if the East Germans demand regular diplo malic visas for travel to Berlin across their territory. The meeting is the first in a series of talks the President plans on the Berlin situation. He will receive Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Grojnyko Thursday. Then on Nov. 7, the day after the congres sional elections, West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer will open consultations here with Kennedy. Meanwhile, Foy D. Kohler, the new U.S. ambassador to Moscow, conferred Tuesday with Khrushchev in the Russian capital. It was believed certa' Berlin was high on the agenda. A brief communique issued aft- j er the session said the talk was held in an atmosphere of sincerity and mutual understanding. "They touched important international issues and also questions of Soviet-American relations," the communique said. State Department officials in Washington are now studying Kohler's report. Kennedy, Secretary of Slate I Dean Rusk and Secretary of De; fense Robert S. McNamara all | foresee the probability of ex| tremely dangerous East-West confrontations over erlin by the i end of the year, though they are not o'- !t e sure how t' , crisis may develop. Storm Could Reach Hurricane Status Today MIAMI, Fla. (AP)—With wind bordering on hurricane intensity, tropical storm Ella resumed a more northerly course today and forecasters said the Florida eastern coast from Cape Canaveral south was free of storm danger. At 11 a.m., the storm set a north-northwesterly course at 6 miles per hour, but because of the influence of pressure ridges along the northern border of the United States, forecasters would not say if, or where, Ell a would move inland. A weather reconnaissance plane penetrated the storm this morning and found maximum winds of 70 m.p.h. near the center, or 300 miles east of Cape Canaveral. Officials at the big missile base took their cue as the storm resumed its northerly course and tentatively rescheduled a launching of the Ranger 5 moon shot for Thursday. Gordon Dunn, chief forecaster, said weather should be clear for the shot. Dunn said Ella, which could reach hurricane status today, was expected to continue north-northwest a little faster during the next 12 hours, but still under 10 m.p.h. Though the lower eastern coast of Florida was put in the clear, the Weather Bureau warned all small craft from Cape Hatteras, N.C., southward to Palm Beach to remain in port because of slowly increasing tides and seas. Dunn said the stonm's erratic movement was due to a high pressure ridge to the north, which has blocked northward movement. He said a series of weak low pressure troughs have pulle'd the storm to tlhe north, but as they disappear, the storm bends to the west. Another westerly jog was predicted for Thursday. Dunn would not predict what the storm's eventual path would be. Argentina Promised March-June Elections BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—-Argentina,has been promised elections earlier than expected next year, and followers of ex- dictator Juan D. Peron may be allowed to play a limited role. Interior Minister Rodolfo Marti, nez said Tuesday night elections will be held next March and June instead of next October, as orrgi- allv planned. He said a new government will be installed by next Oct. 12. The previous target date was May 1, 1964. Garden Sass If nothing else, Gus says, that conference between Kennedy and the West German minister produced some mighty fancy double talk. 'Escapes Purposeful or of Utter Neglect' Anderson Threatens Prison Changes Tulcgrui Photo Conference Time It's conference time, rather than grade card time, in the lower grades in Garden City. During ths conference periods parents discuss progress of their children with respective teachers. Mrs. Logan Burns, Jr., left, 712 N. 7th, and Garfield kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Joyce Braddock, discuss art work of the Burns' S-year-.old daughter, Darlicia. PRATT, Kan. (AP)—Gov. John Anderson threatened Tuesday night to put new people in charge of prison administration in Kansas if there are any more escapes such as occurred. Tuesday. Two women from the women's farm and two men from the state penitentiary escaped from those institutions at Lansing Tuesday. The two women and one of the men were recaptured early today in a Topeka rooming house. Tlie Republican governor said the escapes appeared to be either purposeful or the result of utter neglect. The incident had immediate- political repercussions, coming on the heels of criticism by Democrats of Anderson's role in commuting the sentence of a women's farm inmate who allegedly became pregnant while serving a sentence on bad check and forgery charges. I At Wichita, Democrat state ! chairman Jack Glaves said the ! escapes are "another chapter in ! the mounting proof that Gov. John Anderson is playing fast and loose with the Kansas penal sys- ; tern. i The escapes were described by j Glaves as a "double date? from i a prison work detail." | Anderson said he hadn't receiv- i ed all the details on the escapes ! as of Tuesday night but reported ; the incident had all the earmarks of having been planned. He said one supervisor had already been discharged and that he had told the state p nal director tbat "security is going lo be tightened down." He added: 'Tin aware it is serious busi- ,ness and attention is going to be given to it." At Lansing, Warden Sherman 1 Crouse said the guard in charge , of the work detail from which one I of the prisoners, Bill Heckman, i escaped had been discharged for "dereliction of duty." The guard I was Joseph Kl:;ry, 33, of Atchison. Crouse said Flory had been working at tile prison since 1957. ! Anderson said initial reports indicated the supervisor in charge i of the work detail to which the ; two men were assignee! turned his key to a car over to one of the two men to run an errand. He said this was "obviously utter neglect or purposeful." Anderson said the supervisor then left "and so did the men, one apparently with two women who 'cams'" out of one of the buildings at the women's farm. 1 ' i Glaves said Anderson's performance in the penal system field is in direct contrast to his campaign promises of two years ago. He i added; "It will be interesting to see if the governor will try to blame this on the Docking administration, like he did the case of the female prisoner who became pregnant at the women's farm 13 months after Anderson took over. "I suppose the governor will say that these people were allowed to escape for 'humanitarian reasons' but it is difficult tp see how the blame for these escapes can be avoided by the governor." (Haves referred to a recent statement by the governor's pardon attorney that the allegedly pregnant woman was granted a sentence commutation and paroled b-'-ause it was Ihe humanitarian thing to do. (Haves said Anderson had run tA'o years ago against then Democratic Gov. George Doc-king on a platform of penal reform. But i Glaves said Anderson had proved to be "more interested in foreign I travel and the building of his I castle on the Kaw than in giving ! attention to the critical penal i problem facing the state." Glaves 1 added: j "Only this week the governor, j while admitting that the situation at Lansing has been poor, promised the people of Kansas that ! it had been corrected. j "Either Anderson was not tel- j ling the truth or he simply hasn't ! taken the time to find out about Hie situation at Lansing. ! "To say that the governor has i had no warnings of the critical | situation would be foolish, after a rash of fatal stabbings at Lansing, riots at Hutchinson, and love making at the women's farm. A governor really interested in his responsibilities would j have acted with vigor lon,s be- 1 fore this."

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