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Garden City Telegram 1 p.m. Temperature 51 Vol. 33 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1962 14 Pages—2 Sections No. 304 garden— ing... Garden City had its first snow late last night. It didn't snow hard, and it didn't snow long — but it snowed. The flakes were first reported at 11:15 p.m., and fell for about five minutes. There .were easily visible in car headlights. We aren't snowin' you, either. The Cuban crisis had another effect on a Garden City event today. Maj. Jim Smith of the U.S. Air Force who is commanding the personnel stationed on the special Air Force train east of Ulysses was to speak to the Garden City Kiwanis Cluib today noon. Yesterday he called to say that due to the present crisis, he was unable to fulfill any further speaking engagements. He also said that the practice bombing runs over the train, which have been going on for several weeks, had been discontinued. * if * To avoid confusion, wo want to point out that the tabloid- sized supplement in today's Telegram Is all paid political advertising for Bob Dole. The supplement, which was not printed here, failed to carry a note to that effect on its front page. It also did not carry the address of the GOP First District Chairman, Me- D>ll Boyd, along with his name at the bottom of the second page. Boyd lives at Phillips- bu r g. * * * Officer Kenneth Heinrichs of he local police department mix- id with a raccoon again Wednesday afternoon, but this time he came out all right. Some time ago Heinrichs was bitten while grabbing a raccoon in line of duty. Yesterday, he was sent out again to 216 Pennsylvania, where Mrs. Merle D. Garner reported the raccoon hanging on her front door. By the time the officer arrived, the animal was walking around in the front yard. Heinrichs admitted he was a bit wary this time — but this critter was obviously someone's pet. It had a collar on and a tag, but the tag was too worn to read. The raccoon licked the officer's hand and went along with no trouble at all. It was taken just west of town near Wheatland Electric and turned loose. One to Be Juco Queen It's homecoming Saturday for Garden City Junior College, and one of these five coeds will reign as queen for a daylong celebration. Aspirants are, from left, Carol Sriy- der, Ramona.Ohmes, Delora Summers, Judy Swartley and Joyce Helm.'Judy and Joyce are sophomores, the other Photo by Howard Brock three freshmen. Among activities planned for the day are the annual Juco Marching Band Festival, a football game with El Dorado and an open house following the game at the Junior College. AnnualJuco MarchiM Band Festival Set The third annual Garden City Emergency CD System Rushed Into Operation Soviet Ships Alter Routes; Red Tanker First Through * * * Kennedy Would Accept Freeze On Condition WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy is reported ready to tell U Thant, acting . .retary general of the United Nations, that he could accept the Burmese Russell Shivers; Has Sf af e's Low At 23 Degrees TOPEKA (AP)—A fast-moving dropped early-morning TOPEKA (AP)—A Civil Defense - emergency government communications system is being rushed into operation in Kansas Junior "college Marching Band | as a result of the world crisis. Cold Weather Over Wide Belt By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wintry-like weather, with snow, unseasonable temperatures and gusty northerly winds, chilled millions today from the Rockies to northern Florida. The vast mass of cold Canadian air which tumbled temperatures to record lows for the date in some areas Wednesday dipped southward into the Gulf coastal states. Freezing weather—the season's coldest—was reported in parts of j Virginia, North Carolina and Ala-' bama as the cold air spread southward. Temperatures were in the 30s in many sections of thj Carolinas, Virginia, Alabama and Georgia. Tallahassee, Fla., shivered in 38-degree temperature, far below normal. Below freezing marks were reported in Richmond, Va.; Raleigh, N.C., and Anniston, Ala. It was near freezing in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A fresh batch of cold air pushed across the Canadian border and centered in the Dakotas. Temperatures dropped into the 20s and lower in the northern Plains. Readings were in the 30s in most of the northeast quarter of the country. Six Young Hobby Club Winners Listed Festival will be staged Saturday at Penrose Stadium beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eight bands from Southwest Kansas high schools will present marching performances. These performances will be judged by Les Sperling, director of bands a McPherson. Judging will be based on playing, marching fundamentals, special routines and general effect. Sperling will give constructive criticisms and rate each band. A small admission fee will be charged. Schools participating will be Satanta, directed by Howard Wison; Sublette, David Gish; Kismet, Victor Herrman; Lakin, Harold W a 1 d r u m; Sharon Springs, Milo Sharp; Hugoton, Dave Catron; Deerfield, Alvin Wilken; and Garden City, Robert Anderson. Two bands will be selected to appear at halftime during the homecoming football game Saturday afternoon between Garden C'ty and El Dorado. All bands will mass on the field to play the Star Spangled Banner just before the game. Kick-off time is 2 p.m. The homecoming queen will be crowned in ceremonies slated to start at 1:40 p.m. The system had been in the planning stage for more than a year but equipment arrived only recently. The crisis spurred installation and the system is expected to go into operation tonight. • It will be a communications arm for Civil Defense efforts in event of an attack and following the attack, and for emergency government if the need should arise. It is separate from an attack warning system. Provisions for emergency were enacted by the 1961 legislature after it was authorized in a constitutional amendment. The 1961 laws sel up procedure for emergency interim executive, judicial and legislative succession and for establishment of emergency seats Of government for both state and local levels. The communications system will have a state headquarters at Topeka and six other major centers, with radio amateurs providing Familiar Story in First District Poll under certain conditions. Authoritative sources said Kennedy's reply could be termed a conditional acceptance, or at least not a complete turndown. These sources said Kennedy's reply was in the hands of U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson. Bui White Youse press secretary Pier re Salinger insisted at midmorning that the message had not yet left the White House. There was no word there on when it might be delivered or made public. Informants said Kennedy welcomes U Thant's motives in asking Russia to stop sending war materiel to Cuba and asking this country to suspend its quarantine of Cuba for two weeks. State Department officials declined to spell out the conditions contacts in every county and all | Kennedy made in his proposed Another day of straw voting in Kansas' new First District told the sam e story: A majority for Republican candidates. Thirteen more counties were polled yesterday, including Finney County, and the 10 remaining counties in the big First were to be sampled today. As expected Finney County ballot markers {frve a solid majority to Dale Saffels, Democratic candidate for governor and Garden City attorney. He drew 108 votes to Gov. John Anderson's 52. Mr. K on Cautious Course Views Vary On Summit MOSCOW (AP)—Some Western i voked by the unjustifiable action diplomats saw Premier Khrush- j of the U.S. in Cuba." The Briton chev's proposal for a summit con- also sent Kennedy a message Local voters also gave a slight edge to Democrat J. Floyd Breeding in the First District congressional race. Breeding received 80. votes to Dole's 79. But the Democrat tendency stopped there. Sen. Frank Carlson, Republican, out-polled his Democrat opponent, Ken Smith, 110 to 34 in Finney County, and GOP Sen. James Pearson came through with a 104-35 advantage over Democrat Paul Ayl /»ard in the other Senate race. major cities. In'addition to Topeka, the centers are at Kansas City, Salina, Hays, Scott City, Arkansas City and Chanute. The headquarters at TopeTca Is being installed in quarters 'which has a fairly high radioactive fallout protection evaluation and is equipped with emergency power. The separate attack warning system has been in operation about four years. • In the meantime Civil Defense organizations in some of the state's larger cities were attempting to speed up marking and stocking of public shelters. Officials also reported increased .interest in information on construction of fallout shelters in homes. At Wichita, Civil Defense Director Bill Friesen said his telephone had been ringing constantly as people called in to ask the location of the nearest shelter. He reported more volunteer help is needed to distribute food now in warehouses to shelters. Friesen said 169 shelter locations are available in Wichita and are being marked as rapidly as possible by Army Engineers. They will be supplied with food, water, medical supplies and radiological instruments. In Topeka, Robert Jones,. Civil message to U Thant, but they confirmed that the President stressed the necessity of getting certain guarantees before even considering the secretary general's suggestion. Kennedy is also reported to be restating in the messatge the whole problem of Soviet missiles .already., in Ctoba, .The , r J Thant suggestion is understood to have avoided this question, dealing only with further Soviet bloc deliveries to Cuba. The U Thant request, officials here stressed, is not being turned down. They conceded, however, that the conditions Kennedy will make in his reply are stringent. The State Department had no information on whether Soviet Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev has already replied to the U Thant message addressed to him. Breeding.carried Kiowa Coun- Vetens G director, said his office ty, 24-16, but Dole had a com fortable edge in most of the other counties polled yesterday. Totals to date show 1,902 for Dole and 1,333 for Breeding with 2o7 undecided. In the Saffels-Anderson race, the governor holds an 1,875 to 1,245 lead with 382 ballots marked received numerous inquiries Tuesday for information on fallout shelter construction. "The public is aware now of the importance of shelters," Jones said. He said his office is encouraging property owners to sign up usable buildings for public shelters. He also said his office is con- nearly all of Kansas today but the lows will moderate today and Friday. All the state had below freezing temperatures except Dodge City with 33 degrees and Garden City with 36. Lows ranged from 23 at Russell to Garden City's 36. Today's highs were predicted from about 50 degrees in the extreme east to near 60 in the west. Tonight's lows will be from the 30s northwest to 40s southeast and Friday will see temperatures in the 50s and lower 60s. Wednesday's highs were bet- tween 58 at Olathe and 68 at Wichita. Skies were partly cloudy early today in west and south central sections and clear in the east and northeast. Generally fair weather is predicted through Friday. The cold front moved through Kansas during the night without touching off clouds and showers that had been indicated. The only moisture were traces of rain at Manhattan, Topeka and,Olathe. Concordia set a new record low for this date with 25 degrees early today. The previous low ox 26 degrees had been set in 1926. For Nov. 6 Election Only one more day remains for persons to register for the Nov. 6 election. The registration books are open at the city cleric's office to 9 p.m. tonight and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. To register a person must appear in person. City Clerk Charles Peebles said, several husbands and wives have asked if they can register for their spouses. A person must register if he has moved since they last registered; did not vote, in the Novem- undecided. Carlson holds a 2,233 tinuj training of'civil Defense ber I960 election; "is 21 years old to 768 lead over Smith, with 471 Worke6rs 5 I by Nov. 6; or has changed their ference today as evidence he is guiding the Soviet Union on a cautious Bourse in the Cuban crisis. They expressed a belief that his suggestion indicates he wants to avert a head-on collision with the United States. In a message Wednesday to Lord Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher, Khrushchev put the summit proposal this way: condemning the blockade and calling on him to "end this madness." Kennedy has no replied. In London. Russell seized on Khrushchev's summit suggestion and sent him a second mesage urging him to "hold back ships in Cuban waters long enough to secure American agreement to your proposal." Then the 90-year-old philosopher, who in recent years has been campaigning to abolish nu- weapons, sent another mes to 768 lead over Smith, with 471 undecided, while Pearsi. . has a 1,917 to 988 margin over Aylward, with 597 undecided. Th» two big countic-. in the First — Saline and Reno — are being polled today, along with Rooks, Ellis, Russell, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Barber, Harper, and Kingman. Ballots were taken yesterday in Finney, Rawlins, Cheyenne, Sherman, Thomas, Graham, • Meade, Clark, Comanche, Kiowa, Edwards and Pratt counties. United Fund Past MOO The Finney County United Washington j p u nd total went over the $40,000 "The question of war and peace is so vital that we should con-1 ™~e' 'io~Keimedy~'He"w~ged"the More local winners in the sider useful a top-level meeting i p res jdent to make a conciliatory Young Hobby Club contest have; in order to discuss all problems res p 0nse t o Khrushchev been announced by Cappy Dick, which have arisen, to do every- There was no j nd i ca tion from writer of the series. thing possible to remove the dan-! Washin g ton however, that the They are Mark Davis, 11, 1011 ger of unleashing a thermonu- p res ident is in a hurry to meet N. 1st; Casey Jones, 6 2304 A; clear war." Khrushchev. One Washington DarteM Mead, 10, 401 Davis;; while denouncing the U.S. source said no conclusion should i mark todav Mara Holmes 9 308 Davis; : blockade of arms shipments to be drawn from the premier's 5™"89 Paula Pehner, 13 Holcomb; and Cuba as "piratical," Khrushchev : words until it is known ho Soviet fat uthe 10, m. i, Scott City. ignore d the reason President Ken- s iups meet the U.S. naval block- They will receive word-square ne dy announced for the Cu'-n \ a de puzzles as prizes by mail in tne qua rantine-the establishment of! Khrushchev's message to Rus- Soviet-built missile bases in Cuba. ; se ll contained no hint that he will Moscow insists all arms sent to submit to the U.S. blockade Cuba are defensive. And it never has admitted missiles are among the weapons. But perhaps significantly, a Soviet Embassy ofticial in London said no nuclear war- ; lions of the United States." No doutot, Gus says, there'll be heads were among arms sent to Khrushchev coupled this with a new dance craze come out of Cuba. j talk of nuclear war and a call the Cuban crisis. Something like Russell, in a message, urged ; for Uie United States to lift the the PJ.oick.ade Bounce. i th« Soy 3t leader "not to be pro- [ Cuban quarantine. f ! near future. Another weekly contest appeared in yesterday's Telegram. Garden Sass . However, the premier told Russell the Soviet Union will make standing at $40,- A breakdown shows $19,714.75 from advance gifts, $4,193.78 from professional, $3,574.50 from the rural residents, $9,203.75 from employes and $4,076.11 from the residential section. Latest firms to be on the Honno reckless decisions and will not or Roll are: "be provoked by unwarranted ac- Wastern Kansas Sporting Goods Gardiner's Dairy and Ice Cream Co. Receiving Red Feathers are: Alta Brown School Garden City Junior College. ' Annual Inspection It was annual inspection time for Battery A, 1st Howitzer Battalion, 161st Artillery of the National Guard stationed in Garden City last night. Lt. Col. William N. Payne of the Inspector General department, 5th Army, Chicago, was on hand to conduct the yearly affair. Inspecting a 155 millimeter howitzer ar«, from left, Payne, Pfc. Doyla Yount, Garden City and Pfc. Gene Kidwell, Scott City, WASHINGTON (AP) — A Cuban-bound Russian tanker was intercepted but was allowed to proceed, the Defense Department announced today. The department also said that ait least a dozen Russian ships apparently have turned back from their original course to Cuba, presumably because they were carrying offensive weapons and would ran the risk of tfhe U.S. blockade. Arthur Sylvester, assistant secretary of defense read this announcement: "It now appears that at least a dozen Soviet vessels have turned back, presumably . because, ac« i cording to the best of our infor-' mation, they might have been carrying offensive materials. "However, the first Russian ship that proceeded through the area patrolled by our naval forces was a Soviet tanker.,. "It was ascertained by the U.S. naval vessel which intercepted her that the tanker had only petroleum aiboard. "Since petroleum is not presently included as prohibited material, under President Kennedy's proclamation setting up the quarantine, the tanker was allowed to proceed. "The Navy satisfied itself that no prohibited material was aboard this particular ship. "The encounter took place shortly before 8 o'clock, day light time this morning." Sylvester said he could not provide any further details at this time. The Pentagon announcement came after a similar report from Rep. James Van Zandt, R-Pa., who attended a State Department regional briefing in New York for congressmen and governors of'11 northeastern states. President Kennedy was reported holding the door open for 'a crisis conference with Soviet Premier Khrushchev if the right conditions develop. But U.S. officials stressed that while sticking to his readiness for U.S.-Soviet negotiations, Kennedy's main concern and overriding objective is to put an end to Soviet nuclear missile bases in Cuba. The President was said to have given most careful consideration to the proposal made Wednesday night by Acting U.N. Secretary- General U Thant to freeze the crisis for two weeks so that negotiations can proceed.- The White House announced the President was replying immediately. A reply to a new note from Khrushchev was said in official quarters to toe less urgent. The Soviet premier in a message to British philosopher Bertrand Russell declared Wednesday that ha considered a summit meeting useful in order to do everything possible to remove the danger of nuclear war. But in a letter to Kennedy about the same time, officials here said, Khrushchev made no direct bid for a conference and concentrated his remarks on denouncing Kennedy's action Monday night in ordering a quarantine of Cuba. The quarantine policy of blockading offensive arms shipments to Cuba became effective at 10 o'clock Washington tim e Wednesday morning. At that hour a total of 25 Communist ships was reported steaming toward Cuba and an inevitable confrontation with the U.S. warships on blockade station unless some intervening action was taken. That action cama late Wednesday. The Defense Department announced that some Soviet bloc vessels "appeared to have altered course." Officials said that other vessels—understood to be thosa more distant from Cuba—were still steaming ahead. Sen. George Smathers, D-Fla., one of the congressional leaders attended a White House briefing Wednesday, said Wednesday night the Soviet ships that veered away from the blockade apparently did not turn back. He told the Miami Herald in a telephone call from Washington, "It is my understanding that they were sort of rendezvousing, perhaps waiting for instructions." The Miami News said Wednesday it had learned reliably that Soviet ships en route to Cuba had turned back. The Washington Post quoted a reliable government source today as saying six Soviet ships nearest Cuba had altered their course but did not turn back. It quoted the official as saying a Polish ship farther back was continuing toward Cuba. The story added, "It also appeared that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev wanted a satellite ship, rather than a Russian vessel, to test the U.S. determination to halt and search ships heading for Cuba, and thus avoid any direct confrontation of U.S.-Russian forces." The Weather Generally fair tonight and Friday; warmer Friday; lows tonight mid 30s; highs Friday 6570; southerly winds 10-15 mph. Sunrise 7:07 Sunset r,.47 Max. Mln. 1'rcc. Akron _ 52' 37 La Junta 62 36 Dodge City 64 33 Emporla - 65 29 GARDEN CITY 65 H7 Goodland — - 59 3ft Hill' City «2 25 Lamar ._ 55 30 Russell „ 65 23 Registration Deadline Is Tomorrow Night name — if he wants to oast a ballot. To be able to vote a person must have lived in Kansas six months and in their precinct at least 30 days. Applicants for absent out of- state, absent within state and sick or disabled ballots are avail- alble at the office of County Clerk Jane Collins until ,,Nov. 1. Peebles said lie has "no idea" how many people have registered so far. He estimated "about 200 in the last two weeks." Peebles also said he anticipated the largest registration rush o Friday night. Telegram Photo

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