Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 22, 1962 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, October 22, 1962
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Red China Throws New Jab at India NEW DELHI, India (AP)—The Chinese Communists are using tanks on the western end of the Indian defense officials said the Red Chinese launched a surprise attack at dawn Saturday from Indian border and have launched positions inside Indian territory. a new attack on eastern India near Burma, an Indian spokesman said today. The Red Chinese are concentrating their troops at another point on India's northeast border, halfway between the two places where fighting is now blazing, the spokesman said. Reporting on the third day of lighting between Red Chinese troops and Indian soldiers along the disputed Himalayan frontier, the spokesman indicated the Chinese were still advancing. They captured four more posts at the southern end of the Ladakh battlefront in northwest India, one post falling to tanks after they had turned back wo previous Chinese asaults, lie said. Indian Prime Minister Nehru sought to tighten relations with neighboring Himalayan states. Peiping radio,' which says the Chinese are fighting in self- defense against Indian aggression reported an outbreak of fighting in a new area on the north side of the border claimed by India. It said Indian troops at Hsialin- kung launched "a violent attack" and that Communist troops "were compeled to hit back.' Hsialinkung is in the Chayul area of Tibet, and is about 50 miles northeast of Thagla Ridge, which India claims as her northeastern border near the little Himalayan state of Bhutan. garden— ing... Impressions a small-town editor gets from big-town Chicago: Everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere so they can hurry back to where they left. Chicago is a windy city but wouldn't be if half of its people would shut their mouths. It has the same traffic problems as Garden City, only magnified ten thousand times. It's possible to find a parking space in Chicago — if you try at 3 a.m. on Sunday. Chicago-doesn't have a smog problem as yet but skies above are far from blue. Taxi drivers are friendly. They run you down with a smile. With all those stockyards, steaks should be cheap. They aren't any higher than in Garden City, but that isn't cheap. Policemen are policte—and also harassed by traffic problems, crime and small-town visitors such as us. It's a great place to visit — as long as your money holds out. * * * Somewhere we heard that Astronaut Walter Schirra, Jr., was real relaxed on his sixtft orbit. After all, he just finished a fifth. The Chinese accused the Indians of launching hostilities. Indian defense officials admitted loss of at least seven border posts in the northeastern sector and in the Ladakh theater 90 miles to the northwest—both remote snow-covered mountainous areas. Both Prime Minister Jigme Dorji of Bhutan and the crown prince of Sikim, Maharaja Kumar Palden Thondup Namgyal, arrived in New Delhi for emergency talks. India is reported to have asked Bhutan for permission to send in a military defense force. Red China has claimed a part 01 southeastern Bhutan. Bhutan is an independent country, but India by treaty handles its foreign relations and has a mission in the country to train its small military force. Sikkim is an Indian protectorate. Years ago. Red China's Mao Tze-tung said both Bhutan and Sikkim should be a part of China by right of treaties with old Chinese empires. When the fighting first erupted One new Chinese abjective appeared to be . Chushul airfield, only air supply base for Indian troops facing the Chines^ in the Ladakh theater of operations, 900 miles west of the Northeast Frontier area, which is near the airfield. The Indians said fighting also continued in the Chipchap River valley of the Ladakh front. Each side continued to accuse the other of aggression. Chinese Communist propaganda organs hammered on charges linking the strife. "While intruding Indian troops are launching massive general attacks on Chinese frontier guards," the Peiping paper Ta Kung Pao said, "U.S. imperialism has come out in the open to support and encourage the Indian reactionaries." The U.S. State Department said in a statement Sunday "our sympathy is with India as it seeks to meet this unprincipled chal. lenge to its national integrity." The Chinese claimed today to have captured seven Indian strongpoints in the eastern sector and several points in the Ladakh area to the west. The Weather Generally fair and turning cooler tonight and Tuesday; lows tonight 35-40; highs Tuesday in the 60s; northerly winds 15-25 mph diminishing tonight; light rwrth. easterly Tuesday; scattered light frost tonight. Sunrise 7:05 Sunset 5:50 Max. Min. free. Dodge City 76 48 Emporia 74 54 GARDEN CITY 78 47 Goodland 73 41 Hill City 78 48 Russell 78 45 Salina _ 75 46 Topeka 74 45 Wicliita 75 49 20 Die, Many Missing Abandon Ship In Stormy Sea RORVIK, Norway (AP)—Rescue ships and planes found 20 - bodies and at laast 20 persons were missing today after the Norwegian coastal liner Sanct Svithun was abandoned in stormy seas. Five lifeboa'ts with a total of 48 survivors—22 passengers and 26 crewmen-^were picked up in the icy Norwegian Sea. Gale force winds and poor visibility hampered rescue operations. Agents for the liner said she tered with rocks and small islands. "It would be extremely difficult to maneuver with a lifeboat in complete darkness under these conditions," Thodesen said, but he expressed the hope that search planes could locate survivors on the spot s of high ground. The Sanct Svithun, owned by the Stavanger Steamship Co., was on a six-day coastal run northbound from Bergen to Kirkenese. Agents for the ship said about 45 carried a crew of 50, instead of I passengers were aboard but the 45 as first reported, but they were | exact number would not be known unable to give the exact number j for certain until they of passengers, as tickets could be bought aboard ship. Military planes searched the sea off Norway's west coast. Officials said there were several small islands where some survivors may have landed. Rescue ships reported recovering eight bodies, while a Norwegian air force flying boat reported seeing another 12 bodies in the water. The modern 2,172-ton liner went aground Sunday night in gale force winds 4 miles south of Nor- doeya Lighthouse Island. The ship messaged that it pulled itself clear, but it had been holed by the grounding. Tnirty minutes later it radioed that it was taking a considerable amount of water and abandoned ship was ordered. Survivors said the sleek coastal ship wag still afloat when they pulled awa'y. Electric power on board had failed, and they could certain until they checked each coastal point at which the ship stopped. Garden City Telegram Vol. 33 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1962 8 Page* No. 301 JFK to Address Nation Tonight No Serious Injuries in Rash Of Accidents It was a busy weekend for the Finney County sheriff's office, with four accidents investigated. No major injuries were reported. Three wrecks occurred Sunday. The first was at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Dibbens Drive-In on E. Fulton. A car driven by Robert E. Wright of Holcomib was coming into the drive-in, investigation indicated. Another car, backing up, was driven by Sharon C. Schupman, Gapdendale. The two vehicles collided. No injuries were reported. Moderate damage resulted to the Wright car and none to the Schupman car. Sheriff Wendle Meier investigated. About 12:05 p.m. Sunday two vehicles collided! on US50 a short distance east of the Santa Fe branch railroad to Scott City. One car, driven by Glen E. Dunkelburg, 15, Rt. 1, was headed east. The other was driven by Emma Norton, 66, Rt. i. It had been traveling west and was making a left-hand turn. Undersheriff Earl Robinson investigated all three Sunday mishaps. No injuries were reported in this accident. Light damage resulted to the Dunkelburg car ad moderate damage to the Norton vehicle. Three cars collided about 3:30 p.m. Sunday three miles south of town on US83. All three were headed north. The lead vehicle was driven by Claudius Dickson, 43, Garden City. Extensive damage resulted to that car. The second car, a 1962 model, was heavily data- aged, Robinson said. It wag driven by Gary Allen Conley, of Perryton, Tex. He and three passengers suffered bruises. Third car was driven by Lester Lawrence Glover, 55, Liberal. That vehicle also had extensive damage. Robinson said Dkkson was driving along slowly and the Conley vehicle hit it in the rear end. The Glover car struck the Conley vehicle soon after the other two stopped*. Dickson's wife and son Keith, 13, suffered bruises. They were not hospitalized. Two young local women suffered minor injuries about 4:20 p.m. in a two-car accident a mile west of Pierceville. That was on the road north of the river which leads to Garden City. Henry Weldc-n, 62, 922 Center, was headed east, Robinson said, traveling at a slow rate of speed. That car was struck from the rear by another car driven by Charles R. (Sammy) Simmons, 19, 1308 "A", local juco student. The car driven by Simmons is owned by The Rev. W.T. Froggate, whose daughter, Dixie, 19, suffered bruises and a sprained neck and was kept overnight at St. Catherine Hospital. Another passenger in the Simmons vehic le was Dianna Leonard, 20, 1611 B. She suffered bruises but was not hospitalized. Weldon reported no injuries. Both vehicles were damaged extensively. Kansas Traffic Log TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas traffic death log: 48 hours to 9 a.m. Monday—3. During October—34. During 1962—464. Comparable 1961 period—435. Won't Be Long Now Telegram Photo If won't be long before witches ride and goblins gallop across Southwest Kansas. Halloween will soon be here, and kindergarten students at Garfield School are ready. Taking a close look at "Mr. Pumpkin Head" are Rusty Vaughn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Vaughn, 1404 "A" and Susan Shearmire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shear- mire, 646 N. 8th. Other "ghostly" sights adorn the room. Attorney General Visits Here Hickock-Smith Case Status Is Explained by Ferguson Criminals convicted of capital, General William M. Ferguson, crimes have .been successful-in. i The attorney-general made his postponing execution through the «»«* * c *£^ Jj? the use of habeas corpus proceedings ock and Perry Edward Smith ever since the Caryl Chessman | The two are under death sentence affair. That was an observation made for slaying four members of the Herb W. Clutter family near Holcomb in November, 1959. at Republican headquarters in , Ferguson js seeking reelec ti on . Garden City today by Attorney Girl, 4, Bitten By Rattlesnake City A 4-year-old Garden girl was bitten by snake northeast of town early Sunday afternoon, but apparently suffered no ill effects. Released from St. Catherine Hospital this morning after an overnight stay was Charlene Fowler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Fowler, Eminence Rt. The incident occurred about 1 p.m. The girl and her parents were visiting on the George Herman Ranch. Charlene was in a pasture near the house when she was bitten. The fangs punctured the skin of her left leg, above the ankle. The parents put the girl in their car to drive her to town. On the way in, they stopped where the father had parked another vehicle, where he ob tained a snakebite kit and administered first aid. A neighbor, Donald Crone, finished driving the group .to the hospital. Anti-venom was administered here. A number of snakes have been reported in pastures in that area. The snake apparently was sunning itself Sunday. He flew here in his own plane from Topeka this morning. He was to stop in Dodge City on his way back later today. He said that his office has one man kept busy fulltime defending the state against such habeas and keeping I corpus action — a r a 111 e-1 conv j c { s j n prj s on. "Such actions ai"e not uncommon," he pointed out. Since he has been attorney general, he sai f ] his office has handled 130 such cases in Leavenworta court, 95 in the Kansas Supreme Court, 30 in U.S. District Court, 10 in 10th Circuit Court, and 15 in the U.S. Supreme Court. The 1961 session of the state tenced to penal institutions in Kansas. Another is to screen ap plicarits for parole, to see if they are potentially dangerous. "One of the purposes of the center is to try to' prevent such happenings as the Clutter murders — by men paroled from our state penal institutions." He also touched on current developments on Smith and Hickock. Their newest execution date has been set for Thursday of this week — but apparently will be postponed again. Both have written th e U.S. District Court asking certorari. The U.S. Supreme Court reviews cases only in which it feels a new question has been raised — or where a person's constitutional rights have been violated. If that court takes jurisdiction in the case, the state will defend its findings. Among these — verified in a latter hearing before a state-appointed commissioner here — were: (1) That counsel appointed to represent the pair here in their Subject to Be of 'National Urgency' WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy asked today for time on television to address the nation on " a subject of the highest national urgency" at 7 p.m. (EDT) this evening. The White House announced that Kennedy also had scheduled meetings of the National Security Council, the Cabinet and congressional leaders of both parties this afternoon. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger declined to elaborate on his phrase "a subject of the highest national! urgency." Hie said the television and radio networks had been* asked to set aside a half hour for the address to the nation, i Democratic and Republican eaders in Congress were asked to report to the White House at 5 p.m. EDT. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson already was in Washington. Fifteen senators and representatives, including chairmen and top minority members of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees of Congress, were asked to attend the conference with Kennedy. Salinger said Air Force planes were sent to bring the senators and representatives to Washington where no other rapid transportation was available. Kennedy conferred in private this morning with kefy administration officials, including Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. The high level sessions were held while evidence mounted that some major international development was imminent. While speculation during the weekend had emphasized Cuba as the likeliest source of concern, •there were indications that Eu- rope—qiiite possibly the storm center of Berlin — also was involved. Among those at the Whit. House Red China Makes Bid For U.N. Seat legislature, he noted, made pro visions for a diagnostic center.' trial was adequate. at Topeka. It has been in opera- j (2) That sufficient prejudice tion since June. I did not exist in Finney County One of its purposes, he said, is to screen incoming persons sen- to prevent them from having a fair trial. Wichita County Pinto Bean Harvest Already in the Bag By BETH LILLEY LEOTI — The 1962 crop of pinto beans is in the sack. Officials here said the quality of this year's bean crop was "very good." However, the average pounds per acre was less this year with 16 bags or 1,600 pounds an acre estimated. Regardless of the below average-yields, storage bins at Leoti are at near capacity. Some 100-125 Leotians grew pinto beans this year with an estimated 9,000 acres producing. As a result of the large acre- West«rn Seed and Supply in Leoti is serving as the warehouse for much of the 1962 crop. Charles Whitham, part-owner of the firm, said he has shipped 40,000 100-pound bags of the pinto's to a broker in Kansas City, Mo. Many thousand pounds of the beans are yet in storage, bulk and in sacks. Whitham explained his firm's part in the bean harvest. Whitham said the No. 1 beans are 97 per cent perfect; No. 2, 95 per cent perfect; and No. 3, 93 per cent perfect. At the height of the harvest Whitham said three men are kept busy just grading the b&ans. i>oaru nau iaiu*u, <»iiu ""--> tuuiu - •" . . .°, ~, ., ..MO ,,f ^pL-ind not estimate how many people i a f> LeoU has appointed itself : ^ <> "ckin., had managed to escape in life-i Bean Capita of Kansas." j ^ an noui. had managed to escape boats. The search director, O. B. Thodesen, harbor master of Rorvik, said the coastal area is Ut- The beans have been produc-| Whitham went on to say that Jed in Wichita County about eig?it the beans are put through two ye;.rs, but large scale operations cleaning processes. They are also Bean prices are determined by Deaiver and Kansas City, Mo. markets. Prices have averaged $6 per bag or 100 pounds. Whitham said the prices change lit.„.. . . , , , . tie, hardly ever more than 50- We clear, s ore, bag and ship cents eilher Way from day to day . the beans. We have an automatic i W ichita County farmers pro- weighmg machine that is cap-; duL . erf several commodity crops 100 100-pound, t| lis year included with the ; beans were onions, cantaloupes, watermelons, tomatoes and hon- have been used years. eydew melons. Chuck Jaeger, eight miles UNITED NATIONS (AP)— While Communist China and India battle on their border, the U.N. General Assembly o^ens debate today on the annual Communist attempt to seat the Chinese Reds in the United Nations. Delegates generally predict the Communists would lose again. The Soviet Union was scheduled to lead off the afternoon debate on its resolution that would have the 109-nation assembly replace Chinese Communist delegates on all U.N. bodies. Deputy Foreign Minister Valeri. an A. Zorin, was believed likely to contend that the Unite:! Nations 'was only hurting itself by keeping out the Communist government controlling a fifth of the world's population. Nationalist Chinese delegate Liu Chieh planned to reply with the argument that the Chinese people had repudiated the Peiping regime by fleeing the Chinese mainland in droves. A vote on the Soviet resolution i referred to Mitchell, S.D., where Was likely between Thursday and Halleck is campaigning. Many Monday. Many observers remarked that there seemed to ':e less enthusiasm for the Red Chinese cause this year than last. The Soviet resolution was defeated then 48-36, with 20 nations abstaining. Both Communist and anti-Communist diplomats predicted the Soviet proposal 'would lose again, but each side was hopeful of getting a few more votes than last year. Garden Sass That's a lot of beans grown in Wichita County, Gus says, and that's no hay. Sen. Richard Russell, D-Ga., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, hurriedly left his home in Georgia this morning. He did not reveal his des'tination. In Milwaukee, Sen. Alexander Wiley, R-Wis., canceled campaign speeches and prepared to return to Washington. Wiley is the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Th e offices of Sen. Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, assistant Senate Democratic leader, and .Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D -Ark., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reported they were on their way to Washington. Mother, 37, Has Own Way to Stop Speeders the past five j graded to achieve uniform sizes j northwest of Leoti, even raised i ia No. 1, 2 or 3 beans. i 200 acres of black-eye peas. CHARLES WHITHAM watches as 100 pounds of Wichita County pinto beans pour info a sack, the machine automatically cuts off after 100 pounds ,of beans are sacked. LONDON (AP) — Anne MacDonald, a shapely mother of four, became a roadside vamp to slowdown fast drivers. In fetching halter top and fig- ure-hug.ging jeans, she took up her stand outside the village of Grave. ley on the busy Great North Road. Then she wiggled her hips and gave the hStch/hiking thumb sign to every passing motorist. When truck diivors pulled up to offer her a lift, Mrs. Mat-Donald, 31, smiled sweetly and said: "Thank you for stopping. I do Mrs. MacDonald, said she had written six times to the Transport Ministry asking that it do something about the many drivers who ignored the village's 30-mile-au- hour speed limit. "1 saw drivers whistling at pretty girls in the village and that gave me a new idea," she said. Mrs. MacDonald now has abandoned her vamp technique. •'The drivers were all as nasty as possible," she said. "I'm shocked. "It would take the type of Ian- this morning were Llewellyn Thompson, former ambassador to Russia and now a State Department adviser on the Soviet Union, and Martin Hillenbrand, director man Affairs Division. For 36 hours Washington has been alive with conjecture that a new crisis was brewing in Cuba. In answer to questions, however, Salinger said he did not believe that Edward Martin, assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs, participated in the White House talks this morning; Salinger refused to answer when asked if the urgent subject covered more than one country. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, the President's brother, also took part in the White House deliberations before noon. ,i Much of the speculation about J Cuba centered on the fact that the Navy was conducting maneuvers in the Caribbean. A practice landing by 6,000 Marines on the Caribbean island of Vieques was canceled abruptly today. TheNDefense Department said it had been called off because ships had been scattered by a hurricane. Congress members were summoned by th e office of Lawrence F. O'Brien, Kennedy's chief representative at the Capitol. Salinger declined to expand on his announcement that Kennedy had asked for broadcast time and had set a meeting of the National Security Council at 3:15 p.m. and the cabinet at 4:30 p.m. He did say that there had been no new communication from Soviet Premier Khrushchev. The Republican Congressional Committee through its chairman, Rep. Bob Wilson of California, pledged "wholehearted Republican support for any strong stand the President wants to take on Cuba and Berlin." Worry over the possibility of a new international crisis caused a sharp drop in the New York stock market. Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois said in Chicago that he had be,en asked to fly to Washington on urgent business and that Rep. Leslie C. Arends of Illinois, assistant House GOP leader, also had been summoned. Dirksen said he did not know what lay behind the White House call but an Air Force Jet had been placed at his disposal for the trip. Reports quickly came of the White House contacting other congressional leaders. The Indiana office of House Republican leader Charles Halleck reported a call from the White House. It was hope you will observe the speed i guage used by truck drivers to limit through our village." describe my opinion of them."

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