Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 19, 1962 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 1

Garden City, Kansas
Issue Date:
Friday, October 19, 1962
Page 1
Start Free Trial

Garden City Telegram 1 p.m. Temperature 79 Vol. 33 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1962 8 Pages No. 299 garden— ing... Need something to restore your faith in human integrity? Wendell Nelson, manager of Duckwall's, got a real boost in his outlook yesterday when a letter arrived with a dollar bill inside. Witti the money was this note: "About 10 to 15 years ago I purchased 2 dish cloths in your store. When I arrived home 1 had 4 and if I remember correctly I only paid for 2. This has bothered me and I wish to pay for them. So I am sending you $1. I don't remember the cost so keep the change." It was signed: "A Customer." * * * Judy Whitesell, a Kansas State University coed from Cimarron, issued a distress call heard halfway around the world. Judy is a member of the K- State Singers who are performing now in Formosa. She lost a contact lens and s«nt out a distress call via ham radio. The message was relayed via Okinawa, Japan, Hawaii, California, Kansas City, and then picked up, by coincidence, by a Kansas State student. Frank Gentges, president of the K-State Amateur Radio Club and a sophomore in eldctrical engineering from Junction City, was on the receiving end. He notified Judy's optometrist at Manhattan, who telephoned her prescription to a Salina laboratory and the lens was on its way, air mail specdal delivery, the same day (Monday). The Singers were to be in Formosa until Saturday. * * * Mrs. John Tinoher sent in a clipping from Florence McKinney's column in The Kansas Farmer which will be of interest to several Garden Citians. It states: "Hurray! The news reports that tree lovers in Garden City saveld the trees in a downtown park that were scheduled to be chopped down to make room for a parking lot. Fourteen hundred people signed petitions saying they preferred the shade and beauty of the trees to parking places for their cars. I dislike a squabble and hope the city fathers find some other parking places, but I admire the spunk of folks who work to preserve what is 'beautiful in nature." Red Intentions More Important West German Says BONN, Germany (AP) — West German Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder said today that he and President Kennedy agreed the West will not accept any further interference in access to Berlin. Schroeder reported this upon his return to Bonn after five days of consultations in the U.S. capital on the Berlin crisis with Kennedy, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara. The foreign minister said that more concessions would lead to only a "wall of paper between the East - West standpoints which could be broken by a mere push of the finger." He told newsmen three things emerged from his talks with the U.S. President: A unity of interests, a unity of intentions and a unity of preparations. Schroeder said whether Soviet Premier Khrushchev goes as expected to New York is not as important as the intentions he has for dealing with the Berlin crisis. "These intentions must be met by a firm Western attitude," the foreign minister declared. High School Royalty One of the three girls in th« front row of this photo was to be chosen Homecoming queen for Garden City High School this afternoon. She will reign tonight as the Buffs play arch-rival D.odge City High. Kickoff time at Penrose Stadium is 7:30 p.m. Candidates are, from left, Carol Telegram Photo Sullivan, Cheryl Brecheisen, and Leslie Cheatum. All are seniors. Attendants will be (back row, from left) sophomore Joan Kleysteuber, sophomore Suzanne Stengel, junior Ann Regan, and junior Karen Sue Linger. Another Homecoming picture on Page 2. Burglars Make Comedy of Errors ISABEL, Kan. (AP)—A break-in at the Isaibel State Bank was a comedy of errors. Burglars knocked the knob off the vault door but couldn't get it open. They settled for the stamp box. It contained only $2, and they dropped one of those on their way out. Next day, a safe expert was called in to check the vault. When he got the door open, bank employes and law enforcement officers standing nearby were greeted by a wave of tear gas. The tear gas device apparently had been set off when the knob was knocked off. Czech Diplomat Dies After Killing Wife, Wrecking Car NEW YORK (AiP)—A Czechoslovak diplomat, who killed his wife and led police in a wild two- state chase Thursday, died today of a bullet he fired into his brain after cracking up his big limousine. The diplomat, Karel Zizka, about 40, died at St. Luke's Hospital at Fountain Hill, .Pa., despite- efforts by doctors' to keep him alive. Zizka stopped breathing around 7 a.m. Doctors immediately administered oxygen, began exter- Massive Hurricane Still Stationary from Wilmington to Nags Head and gale warnings as far north as the Virginia Capes. Small craft warnings were displayed all the way to Cape May, N.J. Although the forecasters said no important change in her size or intensity was expected, hurricane- wfee coastal residents battened down their hatches. M'aity recall hurricanes of the past which sat off the coast for days, then turned suddenly inland. nal massage of the chest around Pennsylvania highway patrolmen lhe heart and his breathing resumed. However, his heart stopped again a little after 10:20 a.m. and this time it could not be restarted. Zizka was an attache of the Czech United Nations mission here. • He also 'had" a shoulder' "wound inflicted by a Pennsylvania State trooper. The body took up the chase. Near Easton, Pa., Zizka's car High Level Parleys About Berlin Fail To Alter Situation of Zizka'g brown- haired wife, Vera, 40, a bullet through her head, lay unnoticed in their apartment in the Czech mission on upper Madison Avenue for hours as Zizka, leaving behind a note telling of the murder and his suicide intent, began his frenzied 75-mile flight. He drove a black Cadillac, owned by the mission and bearing diplomatic license plates. Roaring away from the mission 'building, Zizka's car was involycd in two minor traffic accidents near his home. He got out of them by claiming diplomatic immunity. Zizka, 6-feet-2 and 240 pounds', then headed the car into New Jersey and stepped on the gas as he sped 'west on Route 22. Three Jersey State Police Oars were after Zizka at speeds up to 110 miles an hour when the limousine crossed the state line, where Soviet Hikes Shipment of Cuban Supplies WASHINGTON (AP) — The Soviet bloc poured equipment and supplies into Cuba the pa_st month at a rate of more than a*shipload a day, U.S. sources said today. They estimated that about 40 cargo ships—Soviet and chartered non-Communist vessels — arrived at the Caribbean island carrying material to bolster the regime of Prime Minister Fidol Castro. Thig compares with about 15 to 18 ships a minth in the early phase of the Soviet buildup of her Cuban ally, said the sources. But, according to previous estimates, the sea traffic last month was still well below peak. The U.S. government reported about a month ago that more than 100 vessels of all kinds were arriving monthly in Culban ports. On Sept. 20 American officials said that between 65 and. 75 Soviet ships larided cargo there since late July. They said possibly half the ships carried general cargo—including food and industrial equipment—and the rest, military equipment and personnel. Last week Assistant Secretary of State Edwin M. Martin estimated that over-all aid to Cuba was costing the Soviets more than roared off the road, down an em- j $1 million a day "above and beyond what they are getting from Cuiba." Soviet military aid to Castro, he said, was running at a rate of $200 million fo,- this year. The White House said Thursday plans are being worked out for a U.S. quarantine on Cuban shipping but that the details probably won't be ready for announcement this week. . By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — Top level U.S.-Soviet talks on Berlin failed to yield any evidence today that a Kennedy-Khrushchev meeting next month could put an end to the Berlin crisis. President Kennedy spent 2 hours and 15 minutes in discussion with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko at the White House Thursday, and GromyTro and Secretary of State Dean Rusk then continued the talks at the State Department for 4*4 houi-s — until after midnight. A department spokesman said their was no change in the positions of eitiher side in the Berlin dispute — positions which are regarded here as putting the Soviet Union and the Western powers on a collision course over West Berlin's future. bankment, and overturned. Cpl. John Uditis, alerted by radio found the limousine with , Zizka lyjttg _beside it. . "The man was lying there on his stomach," 'Uditis said. "He had a cigarette in his l:tt hand and his right hand was concealed from view under his body." Advancing with gun drawn, Uditis ordered Zizka to bring his right hand into view. But, said the trooper, "he just kept on smoking and kept his eyes trained on me. Upon my second order to bring out his hand empty it came out with a revolver in it. He pointed it at me and I fired." In the next instant another shot rang out. Zizka had put his revolver to his right temple. Inside the car, police said they found two broken bottles of vodka. In the Zizka apartment were broken bottles of wirie, whisky j •a'.d gin, and wild disorder. The official Czech statement said: "The flat was in a terrible state and demolished." The Weather Scattered showers tonight and Saturday morning in southern and eastern counties clearing after* noon; winds becoming light and j variable and a little cooler; lows in 50s; highs in 60s. Sunset: '5:5-1 I'rec. U. S. Attempt To Scout Moon Ends in Failure PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The United States' third straight attempt to scout the moon by tola- vision has failed—possibly because of damage to the Ranger 5 lunar rocket by radiation from recent high altitude nuclear blasts. The 755-pound camera-toting spacecraft, launched Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., ran out of electrical power eight hours and 44 minutes later. Scientists said this meant it j would be unable to correct its course and would miss the modn by 300 miles. It also meant Ranger 5 would not be able to operate its television camera nor to land a quake-measuring device -on the moon's surface. Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which built'Ranger 5 and is tracking it through space, said the spacecraft apparently failed to draw electrical power from its wing-like solar panels to po- erate its instruments. Its only sourc* of power than was a small reserve battery with a life of eight to nine hours. That battery went dead just as scientists were trying to command the spacecraft to fire a small rocket that would re-aim it at the moon. Cause of the failure of th e solar Sunrise: 7:02 Max. Akron 6!t LfiJunta 69 Dodg« City 73 Emporia 74 GARDEN CITY 72 . Goodland 7B Hill City 7fi Lamar 70 Russell 711 Salina 74 Wichita 72 Topeka 74 Mill. H2 .'(9 57 57 . r >7 fifi 56 (il S4 .IJ2 CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (AP)— A massive hurricane remained almost stationary 290 miles south of here in the Atlantic today, a menace to shipping and a threat to the mainland. Hurricane Ella, the season's fifth tropical storm, was expected to remain in her position until about 5 p.m. tonight, when the Weather Bureau forecast it would begin a slow northeastward movement. The storm hag held her position since Thursday: The weather Bureau said three of its planes were dispatched to fly through the hurricane to collect research data at various levels. Top winds in the hurricane continued at 90 m.p.h. near its eye and gale force winds, those up to 54 m.p.h., were affecting shipping over an area almost 600 miles in diameter. _..„._. The center of the storm was 290 five-month tour of the United , erators several years. As a re- friendly and kind to us that we : family they had been in contact miles south of Cape Hatteras, stall! States — including a short stay ! suit of these visits they were ask- have just boon overwhelmed." with i'our years. power system was not announced, but there was unofficial speculation by some space experts that the craft's delicate solar cells could have been damaged by radiation from recent high altitude nuclear blasts over the Pacific. 'Jit's too early to say what went wrong," a laboratory spokesman said. "We may never be sure. All we know at the moment is that the spacecraft failed to .get power from its solar panels." Similarity Between Southwest, Australia By BETH LILLEY What started out as a "shot in in Southwest Kansas — Canada,; ed by several of the U.S. opera- Scotland and England. i tors to "come see us sometime." the dark" ended up an enjoyable | Australian wheat and sheep So Mr. and Mrs. Mann decided and interesting occasion for farmers, the Mann's ar e also to do just that. Hence, their stay in foreign: Following the Dodge City meet- lands has been lengthened. i in;,', (he Great Plains officials "We arrived in New York Aug. I t°ok the Australians on a tour of 12," said Mann, and visited a 1 Fr °nt Street and Boot Hill. Bruce and Margaret Mann of j ham radio operators. Due to this ! They orginally planned to | f, a m operator there. From New j Both Mr. and Mrs. Mann said Quambatook, Victoria, Australia.; interesting hobby they have been make a three-month trip. But! York they traveled to Pennsyl- they found the historic town The c o u p 1 e is winding up a : visiting with American ham op- Mrs. Mann said "people arc so' vania where they visited a farm ! "vtiy interesting" well off the coast. Along the North Carolina coast, winds in gusts between 20 to 30 m.p.h., were reported with Oak Island near Wilmington reporting gusts up to 40 m.p.h. The wind, swelling seas which buffeted the beaches and overcast skies were the only coastaj indications of the Atlantic storm. At Atlantic Beach, N.C., waves eight to 10 feet high were reported. A hurricane watch was in effect Rare Whooping Crones Believed Sighted Here Nine huge birds believed to | ful high," he added, have been rare whooping cranes One bird made a noise similar were spotted briefly just east of to that of a sandhill crane — Garden City Thursday morning. The report will be turned over •'long and drawn out." The 'whoop" made by whooping to the state fish and game com- cranes is of that same sound. missim headquarters at Pratt for verification. Crossland said he finished what he was doing, then planned to Spotting the birds about 11:30 watch the birds again for a time. a.m. was Bob Crosslaud. Crossland was operating a hay baler on Bill Mai land about half a mile northeast of the city's sewage disposal plant. He said he looked high overhead and noticed nine of the birds circling. "They .seemed to be looking all around," he said. Grassland's description of the birds fits that of the rare whoop- But when he looked skyward, the big birds had gone. He said he >iad no idea which direction they had gone. Claude Owens, zoo superintendent, recalled today that a number of 'vhoopers had stopped on a lake near here several years agis. Less than 40 of the birds now exist. They winter at Aransas They returned to Garden City 'We talked with our daughter * 'ate Thursday afternoon and con- back home " said Mrs. Mann. "It seemed like she was right in the next room and we thoroughly enjoyed it." The Manns said the county agricultural agent at Peoria, 111., told them it would be worth 1 tinued their visit at the Great Plains Wheat offices, Mann was impressed with Southwest Kansas, but said he was astounded by the corn belt and the Seattle World's Fair. Regarding his farm in Austral- their time to stop in Garden City; ia Mann said, "my father and I and see the Western Kansas wheat field. The agent told them to see Kenneth E'romm, Finney County Agricultural extension agent. This they did Wednesday night. "Mr. Fromm was very interesting to talk with,' 1 Mann ex and two hired hands have 6,700 The spokesman also said the talks yielded "no perceptible progress" toward 1 an accord and that neither side put forward any new proposals. As he left the White House, Gromyko said he and Kennedy had discussed several important matters, one being Berlin. He did not specify any others. He characterized the talk as useful. Asked about the prospect of Soviet Premier Khrushchev visiting the United States, Gromyko said, "At this moment I have nothing to say on this subject." He thus left up in the air the question of Khrushchev's plans. But it is known that the Soviet leader is seriously considering a trip to the United Nations in Neqj York next month and that he would like to talk with Kennedy about fferlin. Kennedy is understood to have reservations about such a meeting «nless there is hope it will result in easing the dispute. However, he has said that if Khrushchev comes to the United States he will see him. Following the meeting at tha State Department Gromyko told reporters that the Soviet position on the German peace treaty problem is the same as has been stated before. This position is that the Soviet Union intends to make a separate peace treaty with East Germany which would, in its view,' give the German Communist regime full sovereignty over Western supply lines to West Berlin. Kennedy administration leaders say they believe a severe Berlin crisis is in prospect for later this year or possibly early in 1963. This crisis could be brought about by the Soviet Union signing a treaty with East Germany if the East Germans—with Soviet backing—then sought to take full control of the supply lines. Gromyko appeared to be in an easy, even jovial, mood after tho White House and the State Department sessions. Leaving the "working dinner" which Rusk had given for him and his advisers, he greeted news, men with a teasing remark, noting that it was then 12:20 a.m. "Why are you not sleeping?" In a serious vein he said: "We talked of matters of mutual interest. If I said we did not touch. on a German peace treaty you would not believe me: yes, we did." In talking about the Soviet position he said that it had been covered in many statements and added: "The Soviet position was elaborated with Mr. Rusk." Gromyko planned to return today to New York where he has been attending th e U.N. General Assembly session. He said he will "leave for the East" on Sunday. Fie will thus be able to make a personal report to Khrushchev early next week. While neither American nor Soviet informants would discuss the status of plans for a possible Khrushchev visit, U.S. officials believe he is almost certain to come. ers: pure white with jet-black National Wildlife Refuge on the wingtips. They were fljing "aw-1 Gulf Coast of Texas. Telegram Photo BRUCE AND MARGARET Mann compare the various varieties of wheat grown in the United States. The Australian couple was in Garden City for a brief visit. They left this morning fcr Dallas, Tex. acres planted to wheat. Our farm consists of 8,000 acres, but we also raise sheep." Mrs. Mann said they raise just enough chickens to supply them with eggs. "We raise turkeys for dispute grow worse, meat. And, and course, we kill plained. "We learned a lot about a sheep every week and the meat farming practices. We e v e n is divided among our hired help found that this part of Kansas is quite like our farming region in Australia." ; The Manns have four sons and one daughter. "When the children are home," Mann said, "we usually have to slaughter two sheep a week. They are growing children you know." The Manns said they would and 'We keep part of it." One pressure working in favor of a Kennedy-Khrushchev meeting is that both seem to feel it is better to talk than to let the Ferguson to Visit Garden City Monday He went on to say that the rainfall and lay of the land is nearly identical with the area in which his farm is located. "Perhaps the only difference," Mann explainer), "is the type of leave New York Nov. 9 for the wheat." He grows a soft wheat, where Kansas wheat is hard. He also said the grain is much larger and more golden. Following the talk with Fromm tl'cy were introduced to Charley Burch of Great Plains Wheat, Inc. Bi'rch and Pat Finney, also of Great Plains, took the Manns to Dodge City Thursday where ihey enjoyed meeting with visiting Japanese bakers and other area whet't officials. return flight to Australia. They lefi Garden City this morning. Although they have no definite itinerary they plan to visit ham (.perators in Dallas, Tex., and i" New Orleans then work back to New York through the Carolinas. "Our trip to America has been just wonderful," said Mrs. Mann. "The friendship and hospitality shown us the past few months has been incredible and we shall never forget our wonderful experiences here," he added. William Ferguson, Republican incumbent for attorney general, will be at Republican headquarters Monday for a free luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Julia Sroufe, vice chairman of the county central committee, said George Meeker and Herbert Harms, county candidates for representative and commissioner, respectively, will also attend the event. GOP headquarters are in the 200 block of N. Main. Garden Sass Gus Garden is wondering if science will ever find a way to shorten the distance between pay days.

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free