Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 18, 1962 · Page 1
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Spacecraft Begins Long Trek to Moon CAPE CANAVERAL, .a. (AP) —A towering rocket thundered skyward today in an attempt to send the Ranger 5 spacecraft n quarter of a million miles to a landing on the moon. The mission of the gold-and- silver-plated spacecraft it to send back closeup television pictures of the moon's surface befort landing the first active instrument pack : age. Tliis would measure moon- quakes and meteor hits. If all goes well Ranger 5 will streak through space for 70 hours and reach the moon about midday Sunday, The shot was postponed twice this week, first by technical trouble and then by the threat of Hurricane Ella. But the hurricane changed course and the launching was rescheduled. The Atlas-Agena B rocket, 102 feet tall and weighing nearly 150 tons, blasted away from Cape Canaveral at 11:59 a.m. (EST). The huge booster lifted straight off its pad. Within 10 seconds it vanished into a low-hanging cloud bank. If the inquisitive payload succeeds on its 231,500-mile trip, it will be tlig first of a long line of unmanned spacecraft intended to learn what the moon is like and locate suitable landing areas for American astronauts later in this decade. Ranger 5 was equipped with a television camera and other dei vices to help unrave' lunar mysteries which have puzzled scien- j tists and astronomer.- for centur- : It could answer such questions as: What does the moon look like close up? What are some of its surface components? Is it shaken by moonquakes, and pounded by meteorites? Is it a dustbowl, or i does it have a rock-hard, crjst? The intended landing area was near the giant crater Copernicus | just above the lunar equator on I the left side of the moon as seen from earth. The flight plan c d for: A ground station at Goldstone, Calif., to send a radk> signal Ifl hours after launching to fire a small spacecraft motor to point Ranger 5 on to a collision course with the moon. The payload to approach the moon Saturday morning and begin taking television pictures of the lunar landscape from a distance of 2,600 miles, transmitting i one to earth every 13 seconds un- 1 til it is within 15 miles, a period of approximately 35 minutes. A 92-pound instrument sphere to eject from the craft at the 15-mile altitude and be slowed by a brat ing rocket so it hits the moon at a speed no greater than 150 miles an hour and survives. The main body of the spacecraft to crash on the moon at 6,000 miles an hour, destroying the television camera and two other experiments: a radar altimeter to measure the moon's radar reflection properties and a 'gamma ray spectrometer to record radioactive characteristics of lunar rocks. Garden City Telegram Vol. 33 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1962 10 Pages No. 298 garden— ing... In case you haven't noticed, or have and didn't know what's been happening, there is a mass migration westward through Garden City this week. It's a motorized move of cars and pickup trucks — many of them towing Jeeps. The reason — annual deer season starts this weekend in Colorado. Early morning hunter traffic has been near bumper-to-bumper. At one point this morning the writer counted 15 hunter-laden vehicles within a 5-minute period. * * * When J. Hardin Smith, Topeka, blew into Garden City yesterday he was "wearing two hats." Now, he isn't a two-headed person, it's just that he is in the city on a two-fold purpose. Smith is senior vice-president of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce as well as vice president and general manager of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. An informal reception was staged last night for Smith, Ellis K. Cave, president of the Kansas Chamber from Dodge City, C. C. Kilker, Topeka, executive vice- president of the state Chamber and other officials. Functions and aims of the state organization wer e outlined by Smith and Cave. Kilker, who talks straight from the shoulder, took local businessmen and Chamber members on a verbal junket concerning behind-the- scenes work of the Chamber. The Chamber offi ! als were en. route home from a state board meeting in Liberal. Smith stayed over today to take a looksee at Southwestern Bell facilities here. * * * There's a new addition to our family — a puppy. And contrary to pessimistic predictions of some friends that sleepless nights (for dog and family alike) would ensue he hasn't yet let out a nocturnal yelp. Maybe it's because he's tucked away every night in a warm house with plenty of food and drink at paw. Actually, we expecl-d plenty of howling from him — because he's Texas bred. Enough said. United Fund Short The Finney County United Fund Drive is only $9,711.22 away from its goal of $44,050 with the total contributions standing at $34,338.78 today. A breakdown of the total shows $18,507.75 from advance gifts, $4,008.53 from professional, $3,520.50 from the rural area, $8,059 from employes and $243 from the residential area. Latest Honor Roll (gifts of $100 or more) contributors: People's Natural Gas Robert Lange Added *» the Red Feather list are: KIUL Great Plains Oil Co. Internal Revenue Office Wall's Foodliner Wren's Studio Georgia Matthews school. The Weather Partly cloudy through Friday with a few showers along the southern border tonight; showers Friday; light variable winds and not quite so cool; afternoon highs ranging from upper 50s to upper 60s; lows in low 50s. Sunfiso: 7:U1 Sun^'-t: 5:f>l> Max. 3Iln. Free. Akroii 56 40 LaJuiita 61 42 OAHOBN CITY 60 44 61 46 Force of Storm Is Far Reaching MIAMI, Fla. (AiP —Ella, whose hurricane eye is 100 miles across, churned the Atlantic into fierce seas today from southern Florida to New Jersey with gales reaching out 600 miles in all directions. The slow-moving tropical storm, the season's fifth, continued its northerly movement at 7 miles per hour, somewhat slower than Wednesday. At 8 a.m. the storm was located Council Has Varied Record VATICAN CITY (AP)—The Ro. man Catholic Ecumenical Council went into its second week today. The record so far -as one of satisfaction, struggle and a note oj sorrow. The satisfaction came from Pope John XXIII. The SO^year-old pontiff, who has made tL worldwide meeting the keystone of his reign, told a general audience Wednesday he was pleased with the way it was going. The struggle is among th e 2,700 council fathers—cardinals, archbishops, bishops and patriarchs- assembled here from all over the world. It is an undercurrent contest for ascendancy at this greatest religious gathering in modern times. On one side are leaders of the cautious traditionalist view who want to preserve the status quo. On the other are "progressives" who favor many changes in the nature of the church. The note of sorrow came when Bishop Joseph B. Burke, 76, of Buffalo, N.Y. died of a heart attack Tuesday. Veteran Physician Dies WALTON, Kan. (AP)—Dr. R.C. McClymonds, 83, who had practiced medicine in this little Harvey County town nearly 60 years, died Wednesday night at a New- j ton hospital. One of the last of Kansas' old- time horse and buggy doctors, he had practiced here since 1903. Garden Sass Gus Garden remembers when the season's first sharp freeze was the starting gun for an all- out assault on the milo crop. 360 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Ella's 90-mile center winds were forecast to increase. Gale warnings were displayed from Naigs Head, N.C., to Georgetown, S.C. Small craft from Cape May, N.J.,.to Miami, Fla., were warned to remain close to shore. Ships 90 miles off the Carolina coasts reported gales and seas to 11 feet Wednesday night. Ella's fringe winds tousled Daytona Beach, Fla., with 40-mile gusts as the hurricane churned along about 325 miles from the Florida East Coast. Ella's north-northwest course began Tuesday afternoon. Before that, the storm zigzagged between north and west as it gathered strength, in a gradual rise toward the hurricane status it reached Wednesday. Gales were predicted . from Georgetown, S-C., northward today and all interests from Georgetown to the .Carolina Cape s were urge^ to keep in touch with Weather Bureau warnings on Ella. Vessels in Ella's path were advised to use caution. If Ella reaches the U.S. mainland, she will be the first tropical storm this year to do so. Predecessors broke up or turned seaward before hitting land. I Die, 2 Hurt In Explosion SENECA, Mo. (AP)—A blacksmith shop owner and his assistant were killed and two others were injured in the explosion of a steel drilling instrument in the shop Wednesday. Killed were Paul Higgenbotlham, 55, the owner, and Charlej Miller, 72, his assistant, both of Seneca. Robert Marlow, Route 2, Seneca was taken to a Miami, Okla., hospital. Bob Breeden, Kelleyville, Okla,, who had just entered lae shop, had facial cuts but wasn't hospitalized. Investigators said Higgenbotham apparently was preparing to sharpen a hollow instrument used for digging holes or tamping explosives in mining. He took the piece from a fire and either struck it with a hammer or p- plied an electric press. Officials said there apparently was an explosive charge inside or on the end of the drift but Higgenbotham didn't know it. U.N. Congo Plans Hurt LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo (AP) — Premier Cyrille Adoula repudiated Wednesday agreements with Katanga President Moise Tshombe in a speech which political observers here saw as a body blow to Acting Secretary- General U Thant's plan to reunite the Congo peacefully. In a voice charged with anger and bitterness, Adoul claimed his negotiator in Elisa' -thville, Education Minister Joseph Ngal- ula, had ->een pressured into sign, ing the accords by the United Nations and that 1 T . . officials had delayed instructions from Leopoldville to Ngal'la until it was too late. He also charged "certain consular missions" in Elhafoethville with "scandalous interference" in drafting agreements on a cease- fire in North Katanga ant. for division of Katanga's earnings abroad from copper sales. Political observers here interpreted Ui» speech which was By Adoula's Action broadcast as an indication that Adoula has lost faith in the plan drawn up by the U.N.'s acting secretary-general to reunite the Congo without bloodshed and that Adoula hoped to put pressure on the United Nations to take more active steps to bring Tshombe to i heel. Western diplomatic quarters viewed the speech as a backward move. They felt Tshombe would | be much less willing to sit down i to talks with the central govern• ment following rejection here of i the agreements. At U.N. headquarters in New York a spokesman for Thant denied Adoula had repudiated agree ments signed with Tshombe. The spokesman said Adoula is seeking clarification on some points in the agreements in the nature of mure precise information and as to the timing. The spokesman said he based his statement on advices received from U.M. officials in i Leopoldvilla this morning. • i . Tfilogt'am Photo ONE OF MANY irrigated milo plots making 100 Bushels per acre is owned by Cyril Wasinger, on combine. His brother, Ronnie, driving truck, said the milo is delivered to Lowe elevator. About 80 per cent of the crop has already been harvested in Finney County and 75 per cent in Wichita, Scott and Kearny counties. The Wasingers live in Garden City at 606 N. Nth. Milo Harvest in Southwest Counties Nears Home Stretch By BETH LILLEY MODOC — The 1962 milo harvest is about 75 per cent complete in Scott, Wichita, Kearny and Finney counties. Reports on yields per bushel vary, but over-all* this year's harvest looks like a bumper crop. Yields on dryland milo have been reported all the way from 25 to 80 bushels an acre. Hoffman Brothers, who farm eight miles nortlh of here, said they received the 80 bushel average. A 25 bushel average was reported by Walter Hubbard, 19 miles northeast of Garden City on US50. He said some of the milo was even as low as 20 bushels per acre. Most of his crop was hard hit by the summer hail storms. Many Scott County farmers also suffered hail losses. Getting a 65 4 bushel per acre yield was Ed Thiessen, eight miles northeast of Garden City on US1S6. Wayne Wheeler, west of Kal- Southwest Needs Sugar Industry Governor Soys TOPEKA (AP)—Development the sugar beet industry in southwest Kansas would be a boon to the area in several ways. Gov. John Anderson told industrial and agricultural leaders from south- Buffs Plan Homecoming It's homecoming tomorrow for Garden City High School. Highlight will be the traditional football game with Dodge City. Kickoff time at Penrose Stadium will be 7:30 p.m. Three senior candidates for queen have been nominated by the football team: Cheryl Brecheisen, Carole Sullivan, and Leslie Cheatum. The team has already chosen the queen by vote, and she will be named and crowned at a school assembly at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Then will came a caravan of convertibles at 4 p.m., from the train depot moving north through the downtown area. The queen wil'l be crowned again just before kickoff at the game, and again at the Homecoming dance at Alta Brown gym just after the game. Theme for the dance is "Harvest Moon." Sophomore attendants will be Joan Kleysteuber and Suzanne Stengel, with Ann Reagan and Karen Unjger serving as junior attendants. Becky Crook was last year's homecoming queen, and Kathleen Sughrus reigned in 19W). Warming Trend To Be Shortlived TOPEKA (AP)-Olearlng skies! and warmer temperatures return: ed to Kansas today but the improvement was likely to be brief. The trend began overnight in j western Kansas, dropping temperatures under Hie clear skies. ! It spread across eastern areas to! day. i High temperatures were predicted generally near 70 degrees— j with lows from the 40s northwest j to 50s southeast. Early morning! lows were from 39 degrees at; Goodland to 58 at Pittsburg after hit!hs Wednesday of 59 at Dodge ! City to 71 at Pittsburg. Clouds are predicted to re-de- i velop earry Friday with some showers indicated for southern i sections. Temperatures will near I normal. ' western counties Wednesday. He met with the group to discuss the possibility of increasing production. An effort is being made, he said, to increase Kansas' alloted sugar beet acreage and to establish a sugar beet refinery in the southwest. Production of sugar beets is concentrated in the Arkansas River valley. A refinery once operated at Garden City but is no longer in existence. Anderson said development of the industry would help southwest Kansas not only in use of irrigated land and beet production but from incidental effects such as cattle feeding and limestone production. Linestome is used in processing the beets. Attending the meeting here were officials of Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co.; top officials in the Kansas Industrial Development Commission; Harry Lightcap of the Southwest Kansas Irrigation Association, and Harold Purdy of Arkansas Valley Beet Growers Association. vesta., reports his 100 Bushel Money Maker Milo plot averaged out at 57 bushels. That's on dry- land. Dale Rohrbough, north of Scott City, said his 6-10 variety milo came to 45 bushels, per acre. One of the top reports comes from Orville Pammenter at Modoc whose crop came to 70 bushels per acre. Irrigated milo has really excelled this year. Jim Farr, who farms northeast of Modoc, revealed his milo averaged 147 bushels to the acre —Jthe top yield reported so far. Officials at the Gano Grain Elevator here said Scott County farmers were generally pleased with their milo crops. L. E. Griffith, who works at the elevator, explained 90 per cent of the farmers in Scott and Wichita counties planted the 6-10 variety this year. Many of the farmers reported 100 bushels and up on the irrigated crop. Cyril Wasinger who farms west of Garden City said he started harvest a week ago Monday. His 100-acre field of irrigated milo has been consistent in yielding 100 bushels per acre. He said the grain is weighing out between 57 to 59 pounds. Tex Demuth, Finney County assistant agricultural agent, said "we've had more rain at the right time to make these high yields on dry land milo." Farmers who haven't started or at least completed harvest have little doubt that their crops will Ibe high producers. Good weathar and adequate moisture — prime factors in raising anry crop — have been abundant. All things considered, Southwest Kansas farmers could consider the 1962 milo crop one of best in many years. Saffels Renews Criticism of Penal System Khrushchev Wants to Talk Berlin With Kennedy By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy confer* with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrea A. Gromyko today in a White House meeting that foreshadows a Kennedy conference wiffch Premier Khrushchev on the Berlin crisis next month. Khrushchev hag, in effect, made known to Kennedy through Foy Kohler, the new U.S. ambassador to Moscow, that he is very interested in a face-to-face discussion of the Berlin dispute witfh the President. Kennedy has already decided to see Khrushchev if, as expected here, the Soviet premier goes through with the decision bo visit the United States to attend the U.N. General Assembly. Gromyko, who came hera from New York Wednesday, is due at tihe White House in late afternoon. After seeing Kennedy, he is scheduled to spend, the evening with Secretary of State Dean Ruak ait a "working dinner" attended also by U.S. and Soviet policy advisers. The White House session here follows by two dayi a Moscow conference between Khrushchev and Kohler. It was learned that Khrushchev indicated to the new American envoy that he considers mor e discussions on the Berlin situation to be desirable. He also clearly indicated that he considers a personal talk between himself and Kennedy to be advisable. While Khrushchev underscored his long-standing demand for withdrawal of U.S., British and French troops from West Berlin, the atmosphere of his conversation with Kohler was reported to have been easy and relaxed and devoid of any sense of immediate crisis or imminent deadline. Kohler made a full report of the talk to Washington for the information of Kennedy, Busk anj their top advisers. Kennedy was expected to emphasize strongly in his meeting with Gromyko that Khrushchev's insistence on removal of Western forces from Berlin is totally unacceptable and that the Western powers are completely agreed on defending West Berlin and its military and civilian supply lines against any kind of Communist move against them. Top U.S. officials actually see no prospect at the moment of reaching any kind of accord with the Soviets on West Berlin's future, but they are strongly in favor of continued exploratory discussions aimed at some understanding which would reduce the tensions. West German Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder reflected this view when he left the White Housa' Wednesday after a 90 minute meeting with th e President He declined to predict the . «ults of a Kennedy-Khrushchev conference but said: "Talks on such problems are better than fight." Schroeder wound up his Washington discussions or Allied strategy for meeting any new Berlin challenge by the Soviets with a statement that the President and he "find ourselves in agreement on the assessment of the Berlin situation and on the method to be applied to meet the situation." Schroeder is returning to Bonn today .to report to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and to begin preparations for Adenauer's trip here to discuss Berlin issues personally with Kennedy on Nov. 7, the day after U.S. congressional elections. I'liolo L. E. GRIFFITH at the Gano Grain elevator at Modoc helps dump a load of dryland milo. This truck load is owned by Dale Rohrbough who farms north of Scott Ci^y. Rohrbough said he is getting about 45 bushels per acre. WICHITA (AP) — Dale Saffels, Garden City, Democratic candidate for governor, renewed at a Democratic fund-raising dinner here Wednesday night his criticism of the administration of his opponent, Republican Gov. John Anderson, for troubles in the state penal system. He charged Anderson had reneged on promises of penal reform. Noting Anderson "came to my bailiwick, Liberal, and told those people if they elected me governor it would return corruption to the penal and parole system," Saffels said that's what trade him decide to "deliver to Kansas some examples on what wac going on in Kansas." He said only the governor "is responsible for the mess which he now is finally trying to clean up." He denounced the administration for "concealing facts from the people of Kansas. If facts are before the people, then these things will be worked out. But as long as the things are concealed by the governor we are going to have bad government." Saffels said if he L elected he would 'open the doors of the government and my administration to the people" and would be "obligated to return to good government, to a two-party system in Kansas." Saffels said he is willing to drop the subject of penal administration as a campaign issue if Anderson will stay at his office and try to solve it. "Now that he has recognized the problems we all knew existed, I feel that this issu e should be excluded from the campaign," he said. "I can assure you that if he will stay in Topeka and devote himself to resolving this problem I shall not again refer to it in this campaign." Saffels criticized Anderson, as he has earlier in the campaign, for trips out of the state r.nd for what he termed "the grandeur of living accomodations" and "by the 'yes' men he has surrounded himself with." 15 Bankers Face Charges OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Fifteen Oklahoma bankers were among 63 persons indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury, U. S. Attorney B. Andrew Potter announced. The jury indicted six bankers on embezzlement charges. The other nine were charge ! 'with violations of the National Banking Act. Names of 14 of the bankers and exact nature of the charges were not disclosed pending their arrest. The other man was Leslie Gail Corbett, 57, former vice president o f the First National .Tank of Britton, named on more than 20 counts of bank err'iezzlement. Corbett is free under $15,000 bond. Potter said the indictments of the bankers covered seven separate cases. There was no identification of the banks or towns involved. Corbett was arrested Sept. 19 1 by the FBI and charged with em- j bezzlmg. Authorities said then he I was accused of making false entries in bank records but that the alleged embezzlement did not in-1 volve customer accounts. ' Pearson Hits U.S. Spending BELLEVILLE, Kan. (AP)—Inflationary non-defense spending by the federal government must be reduced, Sen. James B. Pearson, R-Kan., declared today. "Spending by the federal government is exceeding its income by an average of $720,000 an hour,' 1 he said in remarks prepared for a luncheon. Pearson said spending by the Department of Agriculture is up 24 per cent thi s year, Department of Interior is up 49 per cent, Health, Education and Welfare up 52 per cent and the Federal Housing and Home Fiance Agency has increased its spending by 347 per cent. "The 1963 Kennedy budget of a whopping $93 billion is the largest peace-time budget in United States history," Pearson said. "Such deficit spending, of course, is the reason why we had an increase in our national debt limitation of $15 billion during the first year of this administration." After the luncheon Pearson was to campaign for election in Washington County. Friday he will apeak at a luncheon in Jxmction City and attend an afternoon coffee at Manhattan. Saturday he will attend a rally at Onaga anrf on Sunday will attend a Itfarion County rally at Marlon City,

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