Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 23, 1962 · Page 1
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/ Garden City Telegram 1 p.m. Tempftrahtrf 51 Vol. 33 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1962 8 Paget No. 302 Allies Support Kennedy Cuba Quarantine In Hutchinsor Truman Flays GOP; Backs Kennedy Action Hutchinson (AP) — Harry S. Truman, patently enjoying politics, flayed Republicans Monday night at the state's biggest Democratic rally of the campaign so far, calling for election of a Democratic ticket in Kansas on Nov. 6. "I feel safer with a Democrat in the White House," the former president told a crowd of about 2,300. "I'm for the Democratic party and for democratic government and I want you to keep that in mind." Truman endorsed President Kennedy's arms quarantine on Cuba. He, announced he wired the President: "Congratulations. You have cov_ ered the situation exactly as it ought to be." Truman told the rally: "We'll have to support the President and his delineation of foreign policy. No one else can make foreign policy except the President." All maj°r Democratic candidates and officials of the party were on hand. It originated as a rally for Rep. J. Floyd Breeding but was expanded after Truman agreed to appear. Mrs. Truman accompanied him and both appeared in a parade before the $5-a-plate dinner. Besides 1,400 at the dinner, an estimated 900 came late to hear the speech. "The welfare of the United States is in your hands," Truman told the crowd. "This will be remembered as one of the most terrific periods the country has faced. It is up to you to get Democrats elected. "We may as well face up to the fact that we are now paying the penalty for eight years of a do-nothing administration. "We have been through an administration that stood by while we were undergoing a gradual breakdown of our economic stuc- ture at home. At the same time we were experiencing a decline in our position of leadership abroad. "History will not treat the past eight years v.lth the indulgence and sentimental kindness that most of the press accorded the performance of the Eisenhower administration." Breeding could barely speak when he was called on. He explained he had almost lost his voice in three weeks of steady campaigning. He called on his wife and she made a brief speech for him. At a n«w s conference before the dinner, Truman referred to himself as a retired farmer and said: "The farmers hav e ^ - more money than they ever had. They got it after the Democrats took over. The most ungrateful people in the world are the farmers. They want everything in the world and then they tend to forget who did it for them. They think they did it for themselves." Two Hurt in * * * War Fleet Fans Across The Atlantic WASHINGTON (AP)—A mighty U.S. war fleet fanned across the Atlantic today prepared to intercept a large number of Soviet | ter-move. cargo ships, possibly carrying more missiles to Communist Cuba. The first contact could come by the United States looked to Its power elsewhere—just in case the Communists should try some coun- The gr e at nuclear jet bombers of the Strategic Air Command and SAC's 144 combat-ready intercon nightfall—and with it the first test of President Kennedy's newly proclaimed arms blockade of Fidel j , Castro's Cuba. Large numbers of Soviet ships i were reported moving in the direc- ' tion of Cuba, but not in convoy. American Navy vessels sailed ' Monday from the Puerto Rico j area and East Coast ports. | Their orders: Hail, stop, search —and, if necessary—sink vessels which try to avoid inpection. Ships of any nation—Communist and non-Communist alike—will be stopped by U.S. Navy ships if they are bound for Cuba. A Defense Department spokesman made it quite clear that force will be used—regardless of the nationality of a ship—if it refuses to halt or follow an order to change | course away from Cuba. While mounting this blockade to keep offensive weapons such as missiles and bombers out of Cuba, District VFW Meeting Set The 8th District Convention for Veterans of Foreign Wars a.nd Auxiliary members will be in Lakin Saturday and Sunday. Post and .auxiliary members are invited to attend a dance and buffet supper Saturday night at the Rainbow King. Members may bring a guest. An admission will be charged. Several department officers are scheduled to attend, according to Auxiliary President Eva Matthews. The Post meeting will start at 9 a.m. (MST) at the Rainbow King. Ajuxiliary members will meet at the new grade school at the same time. A banquet will be served at the Memorial Building at noon. United Fund 1-Car Crash Two Garden Citians were injured in a one car crash five miles south of Garden City on US83 shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday. Taken to St. Catherine Hospital were David Foster, 20, 702 Pat's Drive, John L. Kester, 20, 611 Center and Billy Walsh, 20, West Maple. The attending physician said Foster suffered two fractured vertebrae in his back but is in "good" condition this morning. Kester was treated for a sprained ankle, then released. Walsh escaped injury, except for minor scratches. FinneV County Undersheriff Earl Robinson said the car driven by Kester went out of control as it topped a hill, spun around and overturned in a ditch coming to rest on its top. The vehicle was deemed a total loss. No charges were filed. A Littleton, Colo. man. Herbert Peek, 46, escaped injury when his car struck and killed a 600- pound calf 27 miles east of Garden City on US156 at 6:30 p.m. last night. The calf wns- owned by Otis Bond of Ingalls. Highway Patrol trooper Dick Elder said the auto 'was extensively damaged. No charges were tiled. •-. The Finney County United Fund total stands at $39,369.58 today — $4,680.42 short of the goal of $44,050. A breakdown of the total shows $19,534.75 from advance gifts, $4,. 068.53 from professional, $3,575.50 from the rural areas, $8,705.75 from employes and $3,445.05 from the residential section. Latest firm to be on the Honor Roll is Longbell Lumber Co. Red Feather contributors: Junior high school Senior high school Ideal Food Store Five-Point Motor Tumbleweed Girl Scout Council. Garden Sass If there wasn't frost on the pumpkin this morning, Gus Garden says, there should have been. tinental ballistic missiles were put on an increased alert. U.S. ground, sea and air forces around the globe—including those in Berlin and West Germany- were ordered to be especially vigilant. The Air Force sent more super- fast interceptor planes into better positions to defend the East Coast. At Patrick Air Force Base, near Cape Canaveral, Fla., a force of 36 jets concentrated—l an-hour Fl06s and 1,400-mile-an- hour F104s. There was no overt threat to the U.S. naval base on Guanrtanamo Bay in eastern Cuba. But the United States got this vital outpost in fighting trim by shipping home an estimated '',200 Navy .wives and children and reinforcing the 3,300-man garrison of Navy men and Marines with perhaps 2,000 more Leathernecks. The defense spokesman made it plain that the drastic U.S. blockade action was triggered by confirmation' that 1,200-mile-range mobile ballistic missiles were in place and actually threatening U.S. cities. He showed reconnaissance pho- tographs—4>lown up 30 times—and pointed out what he said were two missile launchers "aligned to a specific section of the United States." Nearby were missiles on trailers and trucks containing fuel for the weapons. Some of, these missile sites, by all indications, have become combat ready within the past week. Reporters were shown a map of the Western Hemisphere with one circle indicating areas which could be brought under fire by these medium range weapons, and a wider area of the United States and Latin America that could be attacked by fixed-base missiles with a range of more than 2,500 miles. Another factor entering into the arms blockade decision was the appearance of Soviet-made IL28 jet bombers—subsonic planes with a range of about 700 or 800 miles. These bombers had been introduced into Cuba in the past 10 days. Teleeram Photo Wake of Robbery Thieves netted som« $800 in cash in a burglary of a safe at the office of Dr. H. M. Wiley, 602 N. 6th. The nearby office of Dr. John Turner, 210 E. Spruce, was also entered but nothing taken. Lynn Wiley, 12, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Wiley, looks over debris and the battered safe, which was turned upsidedown and the bottom ripped out. ' Police said no narcotics or drugs were taken. TKe burglary occured sometime last night. Buffaloes Branded During Modern Day Roundup Here By BETH LILLEY The rumble of hooves and bellowing clouds of dust hung over the saidMUs south of Garden City Monday as the annual buffalo roundup got under way. Two hundred head of prime buffalo cows, bulls and calves were separated into various pens by members of the Forestry, Fish and Game Commission. Fifty calves from three to nine months old and long yearlings (1V& years old) were eased in one pen where they were branded and vaccinated today. The old cows and bulls were turned back to roam their 3,600- acre sandhill range. Ted Drees, range manager of the state-owned herd, said about 30 calves and 10 cows will be sold. He added that a man in California has contracted to purchase 10 cows at $175 eadh. They will be shipped to a private game preserve in Oregon. Drees said the calves, male and female are selling at a flat price — $150 each. Bulls, like the cows, are also sold for $175. "We have never weighed the buffaloes", said Drees. "We just set a selling price for the calves and another for the adults. That system has worked out fine in Telegram Photo KANSAS' LARGEST buffalo herd, 200 head, were put into pens Monday where calves w«re separated for branding and vaccinating. Several game officials from various sections in Kansas helped drive the massive animals into the corrals on foot. Frightened by the pens, tka buffaloes plunged head-long through the gates but were soon quieted. Another picture on Page 2. Returns from 19 Counties Republicans in Straw Vote Lead Republicans in all races took an early lead in the straw poll which started yesterday in the new First Congressional District. Returns from 19 counties show Republican Cong. Bob Dole running ahead of Democrat Cong J. Floyd Breeding about 3 to 2. In yesterday's voting, Dole received 602 votes to Breeding's 416. There were 106 undecided in this race. In the other races, the Republican margin was more pronounced. Gov. John Andersoh, seeking his second term, gathered 614 vote^ to 373 for Dale Saffels, Garden City attorney running on the Democrat ticket. Undecided numbered 137. ] Sen. Frank Carlson held a 730 to 239 advantage over Democratic nominee Ken Smith, with 145 undecided, and Sen. James Pearson led Democrat Paul Ayi- ward 607 to 316 for the other Senate sett with 189 undecided. Pollsters were unable to get much of a representation of the actual farm vote in polling yesterday due to the milo harvest which is in full swing over most of western Kansas. Dole's largest margins were coming from the Sixth District which first elected him to Congress. However, he also led by smaller margins In several of the counties which wore in the old Fifth District now repre- sented by his opponent. Here are the results of the Breeding-Dole and Anderson- Saffels race in the counties covered yesterday by the Tjlegram pollsters: Scott: Breeding 20, Dole 30, Undecided 5; Anderson 19, Saffels 30, Undecided 6. Wi'hita: Breeding 16, Dole 8, Undecided 4; Anderson 7, Saffels 1(5, Undecided 5. Greeley: Breeding 6, Dole 13, Undecided 2; Anderson 14, Saffels 5 , Undecided 2. Wallace: Breeding 6, Dole 21, Undecided 1; Anderson 19, Saffels 6, Undecided 3. Hamilton: Breeding 10, Dole 22, Undecided 1: Anderson 21, Saffels 10, Undecided 2. Stanton: Breeding 12, Dole 10, Undecided 1; Anderson 8, Saffels 13, Undecided 2. Grant: Breeding 26, Dole 24, Undecided 3; Anderson 29, Saffels 20, Undecided 2. Keai*ny: Breeding 14, Dole 16, Undecided 1; Anderson 18, Saffels 12, Undecided 1. Breeding held an edge in Pawnee County (Lamed) and in Hodgeman (Jetmore) but Dole led in Ottawa, Houd, Republic, Jewell, Mitchell, Stafford, Ness, Rush and Trego counties. Anderson led Saffels in all of the 19 counties except Wichita and Stanton. Today the Telegram team was working in Haskell, Stevens, Mori ton and Seward counties. the" four yeams I've been .here." Separating the calves from their mothers is a slow, tedious and. often dangerou. job. "Shorty" Michael, game protector at Lakin, said "we have •to take our time dividing the herd. Bufalo are a lot wilder than cattle and are very unpredictable." U n like cattle, buffalo are unaccustomed to people and pens. Many of the massive creatures idly wandered from one 'corral to another before actual dividing began. However, Drees had run all the herd in to the bigger pens Saturday and the critters were somewhat familiar with their surroundings by work time Monday. Nevertheless, cows don't like to be separated from their calves. As the buffalo "wranglers" cut the young ones away from the main herd, many of the old cows rebelted with detep throated sounds which a by-stander could have interpreted as sounding something like "naw, naw." Even :> r ler the job had been completed, the cows stood outside fihe prn < ontaining the calves snorting \vh'le the old bulls uttered gutt ral grunts of disapproval. The C.I'-T.'S seemed content in their pen and the game officials said the job went "real smooth" all morning. The big job — branding and vaccinating — started at 8 a.m. today. Dr. Hugh Metcalf, state veterinarian, was in charge. Bull calves were branded on the left hip with the figure "2" which represents 1962. Females were branded with a "V" to show they have been vaccinated for Brucellosis or Bangs disease as well as the "2'. An expandable steel chute was installed last year and corral additions and repairs were made this year enabling workers to run the buffalo through in record time. Most of the calves were run in the chute, branded and vaccinated without raising a ruckus. On the other hand, a couple of calves "shot ttie chute 1 ' and escaped to the sandhills unbranded. One bull calf came out of the holding pen and hit the wooden fence with such force that he broke his neck. Mike Shanley and Frank Metheny, game protectors from Mineola, quickly set about the task of skinning the calf for butchering. Dr. Metrcalf said "we usually lose at k-ast one animal when working with wild livestock." Drees worked the branding irons, kept red hot by butane. Except for the one calf none of the animals were seriously : injured. However, a few of them i came free of the chute with 1 bloody noses due to fighting the i steel bars. Red Union Hasn't Revealed Policy By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy wan broad Allied support today for his swift decision to seal off Cuba from deliveries of Soviet nuclear rockets and bombers. But Moscow struck back with cries of "hypocrisy" and talk of nuclear war. Initial Soviet response to the quarantine policy which Kennedy announced to the world Monday night was regarded by U.S. officials as a stopgap statement until Premier Nikita Khrushchev and his government decide on their policy line. ' A Moscow statement insisted that whatever weapons the Soviet Union has set up in Cuba are defensive, but it did not appear to deny that they included medium and intermediate range rockets and Russian bombers capable of delivering nuclear warheads agtainst targets throughout'the Western Hemisphere. On the diplomatic front, where Kennedy hoped for action to pull the world back from the brink of nuclear war, the United States made its first move in the Organization of American States f t /*• Secretary of State Dean Rusk, VlinrlArt IvIlfAn speaking for tne United States in JUUUUI I Ul 1 Cl I an extraordinary OAS session, got * * an • overwhelming fa nr..ible re- s p o n s e from Latin-American member nations. This was important to the administration in giving an international legal base for a prospective * * * Near Unanimous Given By OAS Nations WASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy's call for a military quarantine of Cuba received almost unanimous backing today from the 20-nation Organization of American States. Only Bolivia withheld support, and that was only because its ambassador had not yet received instructions from his government. There was every expectation that the final vote would be unanimous in favor of the U.S. stand. In advance of a formal vote on a U.S. resolution, 14 member states spoke in favor of the U.S. position. Other Latin-American anibassa- dors waited their turns to speak. But Mexico and Brazil, considered most likely to object to the U proposal, spoke in favor of it. Ambassador Ilmar Penna Mar- iniho .of Brazil told the..extraordinary OAS meeting that he had received instructions from his government to give full support to the resolution presented by the United States delegation. He limited his statement to that brief remark. O n a preliminary procedural matter, the OAS voted to put itself on an emergency basis to consider the Cuban question. This vote was 18 for with two abstentions. The abstentions were by Bolivia and Uruguay, whose ambassadors said they had not yet received instructions from their governments. But both expressed grave concern and solidarity with the inter-American system. Secretary of State Dean Rusk opened the meeting with a appeal for support of President Kennedy's position. "We have incontrovertible evidence that medium and intermediate range missile bases are being constructed by the Soviet Un- j ion in Cuba," Rusk told an emer- i gcncy meeting of the OAS. Rusk added:: facts demonstrate that the presidential proclamation to make the blockade fully eff tive. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said he could not say when the President would issue a proclamation formally in voicing a naval quarantine of Culba but that he might have something to say before 5 p.m. EST. State Department officials said thought had been given to providing a "grace period" before U.S. naval vessels ringing Cuba actually begin halting and searching ships. As the Cubpn crisis jangled in the nerve centers of the world, there were these developments: The U.N. Security Council was Summoned to an urgent meeting later in the day, at the behest of both Russia and the United States, with the U.S. demanding withdrawal of all offensive weapons from Cuban soil. British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan gave strong, unequivocal backing to Kennedy's move, though there were scattered reactions of anxiety and some criticism in Western Europe. France withheld comment for the time being. The Soviet government canceled all military leaves of its armed forces. The President set up a special committee of the National Security Council to meet with him daily for the duration of the crisis. Today's session lasted an hour and 20 minutes. The President summoned congressional leaders to the White House Wednesday for a full review of 'world reaction 10 his quarantine order. The crisis was probably the greatest since World War II. The full scope of th e danger broke upon the world Monday night when President Kennedy announced the establishment of Soviet missile b . U.S.S.R. is making a major mil.- j disdosed a seven .po int tarv investment in Cuba" He of U-S actjon starUngl said his had been done "under j naval blockad to h * t t the cloak of secrecy-' while giy- of any more eoffensive ing assurances that the buildup in Cuba was defensive only in nature. He called his move the imposi- "The Soviet government said in ! an official statement on Sept. 1 j ade But administration" officials that the armaments ami military equipment sent to Cuba were solely of a defensive nature," Rusk said that in practical effect there was no difference, A Soviet government statement to the nation Monday night. Rusk said the "offensive weapons" being installed in Cuba "can reach into the far corners of our hemisphere with destructive force." He added that the United States Is not the onlv target for such missiles which "could carry mass destruction to the major cities of this hemisphere." C/fy Commission Change fs Talked | Garden City Jaycees. in a spec! ial session last night, disc, ted | the possibilities of a j-man city commission for this town with ! city officials an d other civic I leaders. j Both the merits and possible disadvantages of a larger com: mission were brought out. The 1 Jaycees took no action b.'. in gen- | eral agreed to pursue the idea in 1 getting more public opinion. Representing the city were Commissioner Jim Cowgill and | City Manager Deane Wiley. ', Change to a 5-man group would be permissible under home rule. The Jaycees, in a recent sur, vey, found a majority of those who answered the questionnaire indicated they favored a 5-man commission over the present 31 man, speech addressed what it called a "serious warning" to th e United States and said by undertaking such a "gamble" the President was risking a thermonuclear world 'war. Havana radio said early today that all of the island's military forces had been mobilized and Prime Minister Fidel Castro would address his nation later in the day. Kennedy is depending on crisis diplomacy to pull the world back from tlie brink of conflict. Shortly ; before addressing the nation by television and the world by radio he addressed a personal message to Soviet Premier Khrushchev to refrain from any step which would make the situation worse. The Weather Considerable cloudiness and continued cool tonight and Wednesday; lows tonight near 40; highs Wednesday 55-60; light northeasterly wine 1 ,? tonight becoming light southeasterly Wednesday. 7.06 Max. Mln. Akn,n 74 4, r > LaJuiita 77 45 I)...!-:.• City 74 4-'! Kinpni-ia 74 45 CAK1>K.\ CITY 7,'i 14 Co.xllaiKl 67 41) Hill City G9 44 Lamar 78 US lUisst'll 70 44 n 43 I'reu.

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