Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 29, 1962 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, October 29, 1962
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Indian Defenders to Have U.S. Weapons NEW DELHI, India (AP)—India . said "no self-respecting country, ' man said. In response Nehru ; Garden City Telegram Vol. 33 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1962 10 Pages No, 307 turned to the United States today j and certainly not In 'ia with her made the first direct request for ] - ' - - - .... American arms. j Details of weapons needed are for weapons to fight the Commu- love of freedom, can submit to nist Chinese and was assured they j Chinese aggression, whatever •would be sent soon. Prime Minister Nehru asked U.S. Ambassador John Kenneth Galbraith for the weapons and an ! bargaining counter for dictating may be the consequences, nor can ! now being discussed' with Indian India allow China's occupation of j military men, the spokesman Indian territory ti be used as a said. If the line at Se Pass does not hold, th e next stand for the be- to India a settlement of differenc es regarding the boundary on Chi- leaguered Indians probably would be at Bomdila, last important American Embassy spokesman said Galbraith indicated they are coming. Almost simultaneously an Indian spokesman announced the loss o£ Demchok, the farthest thrust the Chinese have made southward at the wester., end of the fighting front. The spokesman estimated between 2,000 and 2,500 Indian soldiers ar e dead or missing since the Chinese launched their offensive Oct. 20 and added the Chinese are believed to have su ffered much heavier casualties. Reinforcements were being rushed to Se Pass to try to head off at least one 10,000-man Chinese division moving from the key northeast border town of Towang, lost last week. Despite setbacks such as the loss of Demchok India refused offers . of mediation of the undeclared I pressing sympath. for India in its ! Kashmir, and the attack consti war with China. ! present emergency and "some- i tutes the farthest southward Chi- A Foreign Ministry spokesman i tiling more tangible," the spokes-1 hese thrust in the western sector. na's terms." American infantry weapons for the Indian defenders in the Himalayas may begin arriving by air by the end of this week, it was understood. The terms on which the weapons will be supplied were left open, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said. In the past India has insisted on paying for weapons but now there is no cash and a desperate need for arms. pass on the way to the Assam Plains. A fair road connects Bomdila with the plains, enabling the Indian army to bring up light tanks and overcome a supply weakness partly responsible for some of th« steady reverses of the .line-day- old border war. Hard fighting also was indicated on the Ladakh front, some 850 i miles westward along the jagged U.S. Preps for Negotiations A small shipment of British | Himalayan frontier. The Indians weapons has already arrived. France and Canada have also been asked to supply arms. The feeling here is that only the United States can provide the amount of weapons needed. Galbraith delivered to Nehru a said one post was lost tl. -e when the Chinese opened an attack around Demchok in overwhelming numbers with rapid-firing weapons. The battleground there is nearly three miles high. Demchok is letter from President Kennedy ex- j rlose to the undefined, border of garden— ing Those who like afternoon football (including us), found Saturday afternoon that it has a disadvantage. The temperature in Penrose Stadium must have been close to 90 degrees during rnst of the game. It was out of the 'Wind and in the sun — and it was a hot sun. Our sympathy was out for those high school band members who were in full-dress wool uniforms. But gave a good half-time performance despite the heat. The Minot, N.J3., newspaper took notice of the whi .t harvest picture spread in th e Southwestern Bell Telephone magazine. A columnist in that newspaper called it a beautiful presentation, and if the story hadn't explained that the pictures were taken in Kansas, "we'd have jumped to the conclusion it was North Dakota." ' But even though the pictures were taken in the Garden City area, the Minot paper found a local angle. In several of the pictures Is pictured Henry Douglas, manager of the Tennis Elevator, who is the step-father of Charles Freed, who lives in Minot. Charles settled in Minot after the service when he was stationed at the Minot Air Force Base. * * * Mentioning the telephone company magazine which carried the pictures of the wheat harvest in this area is a good excuse to say that the Telegram office has several copies left. They can be yours for the asking, * * * 5 Children Die In 2-Woy Crash (Obituary Page 2) JOHNSON — Five children were killed in a car-grain truck collision Saturday morning at an intersection of US160 and a county road, about 11 miles east of Johnson. Three other persons were seriously injun.... Dead are Cynthia Burnside, 8, and Brenda Burnside, 3. child- Mercury Dips To Chilly 28 This Morning First freezing temperature of the fall season was recorded at Garden City Airport this morning. Low reading was 28 degrees at 7 a.m. Previous low reading had been 34 degrees between 2 and 3 a.m. Friday. Saturday morning bad. a...low .reading, of 42 degrees, and the Sunday morning low was 39. The mercury stayed at or below the freezing level for five hours today — from 4 a.m. through 8 — except for a brief jump back to 33 degrees at 5 a.m. Reading at midnight and at 1 a.m. was 39 degrees, and the mercury dipped to 34 at 2 a.m. to match the season's low. At 3 a.m., it climbed back to 36. At 4 a.m., however, the reading was an even 32 — for first time this fall at the "freezing point. The 5 a.m. reading was back above freezing at 33. The 6 and 8 a.nv readings were both 30, with the mew- record 28 sandwiched in at 7 Looks like the folks in Lakin a ' m- have the wolves — or coyotes, rather — at their door; Saturday evening, Police Chief E.E. Cox and Sheriff Fred Corbett spotted a coyote inside the city. They notified Alvin Woodrow and Bill M<cVey. With the help of hound dogs they caught and killed the invader in short order. They were about to leave the scene when they spotted anoth-1 Atlas Site Area er coyote, headed for a milo field. They ran that one down, too, and dispensed it. Farmers in that area have had substantial losses in calves, sheep, and poultry, reports in dicate. Some say the coyotes are so thick they're getting brave and moving in with the city folks. As the sun came up, the mercury soared 14 degrees in just one hour, to 42 at 9 a.m. By noon, temperatures had warmed up another 16 d e- grees to 58. The 10 a.m. reading was 50 and the 11 a.m. temperature was 56. Threatened by Fire ALTUS, Okla. (AP)—A one-mile area around an Atlas missile ren of Mr. and Mrs. James Everett Burnside, Colorado Springs, Colo.; C a n d i c e Peterson, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peterson, Johnson; and Van Allen Elder, 8, and Lynn Elder, 6, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Elder, Big Bow. Reported in "fair" condition at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital at Ulysses are Janet Peterson, 7, and driver of the truck, Isidro Moreno, 55, Johnson. Burnside, 30, and his wife, Alice, 30, were treated at the hospital Saturday and released. A son, Stephen Burnside, 7, was released from the hospital this morning. Highway Patrol Trooper Gall Rathbun, Ulysses, said the accident occurred at 11:20 a.m. when the Colorado-bound car collided with the empty farm truck as it pulled onto the highway. Rathbun $aid,the Burnside children arid the Peterson girls -.vere passengers in the car driven by Burnside, father of two of the victims. The two Elder boys were passengers in the truck driven by Moreno. Duane Bell, Highway Patrol trooper at H u g o t o n, assisted Rathbun with the investigation. They charged Moreno with failure to yield right of way and failure to stop at a stop sign. The troopers said the car was a total loss and damage to the truck was "extensive." ••*••. _' | launching site was evacuated today after an accident threatened a possible fire. Are Listed Four of the seven victims in Thursday afternoon's car-truck crash west of Garden City are still in St. Catherine Hospital. Cliff Belt, 71, Belpre, is still listed as "critical." Tommy' Cardiff, 9, and Mrs. Belt, 59, are "satisfactory." Mrs. Lloyd Cardiff, 30, Springfield, Colo., is "improving" according to the attending physician. Mrs. Ila Mae Meade, 35, widow of the driver of the car who died late Friday night, was released from the hospital this morning. Freedom has ended for the green rhesus monkey which escaped from monkey island late last week while being moved into winter quarters. The animal was spotted in the old Gano Elevator on 6th Saturday afternoon. Site is about three blocks northwest of where he had "taken off." Zoo employes locked him In the elevator for the weekend and captured him this morning. He's now back on display like his buddies — after creating quite a stir around the neighborhood as he ventured about. Tax Statements In Mail Wednesday Statements for 1962 real estate and personal property taxes will be mailed to residents Wednesday. County Treasurer Bonnie Zirkle, said 20,920 statements have Timothy Cardiff, 6, was treated for a fractured collar bone — A spokesman at Altus Air Force j then released. ! Phillip C. Plumb, 61, Garden ' tl-o milo- Base said a pipe feeding liquid oxygen to the missile had broken but "there is no fire yet." The launching site is about 40 miles east of this southwestern Oklahoma town and 20 miles west of Lawton—adjacent to the Army missile and artillery center. The area around the launching waso injured. The Weather Gus Garden finds the absence site is sparsely populated and the j oi daylight savings time in some evacuated area ends near Cache, a town of 1,000 population. No other towns are in the area. parts doesn't make any difference — morning still comes just as early as ever. Photo by Jim Johnson Broncbuster Queen A Carole Sue : Snyder |re.sKman^at,,Garden. City. Junior. College, .was crowned foo homecoming queen Saturday. Ceremonies took place just before the Garden City-El Dorado football game. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Snyder, 211 N. 3rd. tball DeGaulle's Presidential Proposal Wins Endorsement PARIS (AP) — France waited anxiously today to see if President Charles de Gaulle considered his referendum victory decisive enough for him to stay on as president. The outlook was that he would and that the nation would continue in a period of bitter political strife. The country's voters approved Sunday, De Gaulle's proposed constitutional amendment providing election by popular vote of presidents, an issue which De Gaulle turned into a test of strength with the majority of tha nation's politicians. He deliberately tied his political life to a solid majority, saying he would resign if the approval was "weak, mediocre or doubtful." De Gaull e won, but the margin was less than his followers expected, and only a minority of the French electorate approved his proposal. Complete official returns from metropolitan France, including Corsica,' were: Yes—12,810,848, 61.76 per cent of valid ballots. No—7,939,399, 38.24 per cent of valid ballots. The "yes" votes represented only 46.3 per cent of the registered voters. Fully a fourth of the electorate abstained, mostly by staying at home although some cast blanks or spoiled their ballots. De Gaulle's backing on previous referendums had never been less than 56 per cent of all the voters. Caretaker Premier Georges JFK Picks 3-/Wan Committee for Talks WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy set up a special three-man committee today to handle negotiations looking toward an end to the Cuban crisis. Kennedy designated John J. McCloy, whom he previously had appointed special assistant to U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson during the period of the Cuban emergency, as chairman of the group. The other members are Undersecretary of State Geoi-ge W. Ball and Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell L. Gilpatric. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger described the group as "a coordinating committee to give full time and attention to the matters involved in the conclusion of the Cuban crisis." He said the group would report directly to the President but act under the supervision of the three officials concerned. These are Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, and Stevenson. Ball and Gilpatric left for New York after attending, the daily meeting of the executive committee of the National Security Council this morning. McCloy already was in New York. Salinger said the coordinating committee would function in New York. The press secretary said it would be concerned with "implementing the letters of President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev." In these letters, exchanged over the weekend, Soviet Premier Khrushchev pledged dismantling of Soviet bases in Cuba and a halt to the delivery of offensive weapons to the Castro regime in return for an end to the U.S. block- * * * Than! Pushes To Tie Down U.S.-Red Deal UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —U.N. acting Secretary-General U Thant scheduled more talks with Soviet and U.S. officials today and made hurried plans for a trip to Cuba in an urgent effort to tie down a Soviet-American deal settling the Cuban crisis. Thant was to confer separately with Soviet First Deputy Foreign Minister Vassily V. Kuznetsov, chief U.S. delegate Adlai E. Stevenson and Cuban chief delegate take the same view. The president | Marlo Garda Inc haustegui. remained in seclusion at his country home at Colombey-les-deux- Eglises where he had voted. Many of DeGaulle's opponents thought he should remain at the helm, regardless of the vote. However, they challenged it as a mandate. They claimed that without De Gaulle's threat to resign and the Cuban crisis, the proposal would have been i >undly beaten. Far from settling things, the referendum set the stage for a constitutional dispute and further political conflict. Senate President Gaston Monnerville planned to challenge the legality of the referendum in the Pompidou and Interior Minister Constitutional council, supreme Roger Frey hailed the result as a popular mandate for the general, and predicted De Gaulle wculd Eight Bands Compete In Annual Juco Event Eight high school bands competed in the successful Garden City Junior College Marching Band Festival here Saturday. Bands were judged in marching performance Saturday morning at Penrose Field. Winning the top No. 1 ratings were Deerfield High School in Class BB; Satanta and Lakin in Class B; and Garden City in Class AA. Sharon Springs received a 1- minus rating in Class B. Kismet, Class BB; Sublette, Class B; and Hugoton, Class A, all received No. 2 ratings. i Garden City and Lakin bands were picked for half-time performances at the junior college football game here Saturday afternoon. Just before the game, all eight bands marched on the field I into a mass formation to play the National Anthem. i Director of the mass band was j Les Sperling, director of bands ; at McPherson who judged Sat! urday's event. Bueford Roper, band director for the Garden City Junior College, was in charge of the festival. The secretary-general and a dozen aides will fly to Havana Tuesday to begin a.i-angements for U.N. supervision of the withdrawal of Soviet missiles which Premier Khrushchev and President Kennedy agreed to in an ex change of letters Sunday. Thant goes to Cuba at Prime Minister Fidel Castro's invitation. Castro last Tuesday rejected U.N. observers in Cuba. It was assumed here Khrushchev's reversal of the Soviet position on the missile bases also reversed Castro'^ opposition to observers. Kuznetov arrived from Moscow Sunday night and told newsmen, "We are sure peace can be achieved if all parties concerned will exercise good will and a reasonable approach." Stevenson saw Thant Sunday morning and received a letter from the secretary-general to Kennedy. Sunday night he delivered the President's reply. The contents were kept secret. But after Stevenson's second call on Thant, a U.S. source said the i central problem was that the i United States still had no information that Soviet missile bases in Cuba were being dismantled as pledged by Khrushchev. The source said the United ! States expected prompt action Temperatures dipped early with j f rom the United Nations. Earlier, lows ranging from 29 degrees at • - — Hill City to 53 at Pittsburg. Highs Sunday were from 56 at Dodge City to 65 at Pittsburg. Today's highs will generally be court for constitutional issues. Under the constitution, th e referendum results cannot be proclaimed officially without council approval of the conduct of the vote. Clear, Cooler Weof her Refurns TOPEKA (AP)—Clear and cooler weather, more nearly normal for this time of year, returned to Kansas today and little change is seen for the next two or three da'ys. an informed diplomat reported that Stevenson told a meeting of Allied delegates Saturday the United States would bomb the missile bases unless their on- Castro Sabotage Drive Expected CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) U.S. diplomats are alerting Latin- American governments against an expected continent-wide Castro sabotage campaign believed launched Sunday with bombings that knocked out one-sixth of Venezuela's oil production. Authoritative sources in Washington said Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro gave the signal for general terrorist action in Latin been prepared. They will be sent I America with the American-oper- . to all persons previously assessed for personal property and to all landowners in Finney County. Mrs. Zirkle said the first half of the payments are due in her office by Dec. 20. ated oil fields in Venezuela a prime target. Saboteurs dynamited four power stations of the Creole Petroleum Corp. at Lake Maracaibo, which holds beneath its waters one of the world's richest oil stores. The lake, roughly 75 miles wide and 130 miles long, lies about 300 miles west of Caracas. The bombers struck shortly after midnight Saturday a few hours after President Romulo Betancourt ordered mobilization of the armed forces to counter what he called the threat to Venezuela of "the reservoir of Soviet nuclear rockets in Cuba." U.S. officials were reported reminding Latin Americans that while a settlement may now be in sight to dismantle the Soviet missile sites, the long-range prob- Venezuela blamed the oil field I Other sources said it might take bombing on "Communists." Two suspects were hauled out of the debris-strewn waters of Lake Maracaibo after the blasts destroyed transformer stations of Creole Petroleum, a subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey. Police said one of the blasts apparently blew up the saboteurs' boat, killing one of the bombers. One of the suspects was so badly burned he was blinded. A Creole spokesman said the entire Tijuana oil field in the lake was rendered inoperable. He estimated it would take about a lem of dealing with Castro in this month to get the field back to its hemisphere will remain. i daily production of 525,000 barrels. as long as three months. Informants said the government faces a serious loss of foreign ex-. change earned from all royalties, Venezuela's main source of wealth .Venezuela collects about 70 per cent of the $1.2 million daily revenue from the country's oil production, the third largest in the world. The government rushed a marine battalion to Lake Maracaibo to reinforce guards on the oil installations. Betancourt and his Cabinet met in emergency session to plan stricter security measures. in the GOs with lows tonight from : struction stopped soon and their the mid 30s in the west to the dismantling was guaranteed, lower 40s east. Skies will remain generally fair with only scattered cloudiness. Showers were touched off Sunday in eastern and southern sections. Largest amounts included Lebo 1.50 inches, Neosho Rapids 1.24, De Graff 1.10, Oswego 1.22, I.oretta .81 and Hutchinson .55. Other reports were less than half an inch. ade and a no-invasion pledge. Khrushchev has dispatched • Deputy Foreign Minister Vassily Kuznetsov to the United Nations to work with Acting Secretary- General U Thant in dealing with bhe many details involved in a • settlement. Salinger said he had no information as to whether McCloy, Ball and Gilpatric would accom« pany U. Thant to Havana Tuesday to meet with Cuban Primer Minister Fidel Castro and devise methods of confirming that the Soviets offensive weapons are removed. The National Security Council's executive committee met for an hour today and will continue to convene daily at ^e White House for the time being, Salinger said. Washington policymakers held lope—mixed with liberal doses of caution—that a breakthrough has been scored in the U.S.-Soviet confrontation that 'bordered on potential nuclear conflict. Khrushchev's pledge was hailed in Western capitals as a stunning victory for the United States. Informed sources said there were no deals or secret understandings involved with, the Soviet leader's offer to dismantle the Cuban bases and return their rockets to the Soviet Union. The only price he asked was a guarantee, which Kennedy gave, that the United States would not invade Cuba. American diplomats focused $n working out arrangements for U.N. inspection of the withdrawal from Cuba of the "grim weapons" which Khrushchev, under threat of forceful U.S. action, dramatically announced he would ship back to the Soviet Union. ' U.N. Acting Secretary-General U Thant arranged to fly to Cuba Tuesday. The U.S. hope is that he can take with him a workable inspection plan to present to Prime Minister Fidel Castro. Khrushchev sent Deputy Foreign Minister Vassily Kuznetsov to New York to negotiate. He said on his arrival Sunday night, "We are sure peace can be achieved if all parties concerned will exercise good will and a reasonable approach." Militarily, the U.S. Navy marke time while Soviet ships once headed for Cuba stayed from two to three days' sailing time away. The State Department announced that whiile the quarantine against offensive weapons shipments to Cuba continues, it expects no interceptions by the U.S. block- adcrs. Washington authorities said they did not know at the moment whether the building of Soviet missile sites in Cuba—reported proceeding at a rapid pace Saturday—had stopped. They figured speedy dispatch of a U.N. team to Cuba would help check that. Removal of the rockets and jet bombers which the Soviet Union has been shipping to Cuba is the prime U.S. goal. Khrushchev agreed to de-fuse the missile bases in a letter to Kennedy made public Sunday morning in Moscow. The Soviet leader said "the interests of peace" guided his decision. Obviously eager to match his adversary's conciliatory tone, Kennedy issued a public statement praising Khrushchev's decision as statesmanlike and as "an important and constructive contribution to peace." In a quick reply to the premier, Kennedy said Khrushchev had made possible "a step back from danger." Police Reveal Halloween Plans The Garden City Police Dept. j patrolling streets this year. Fare today issued notice that it will j said the trucks would be kept at Fair tonight and Tuesday; continued mild Tuesday; low tonight 30-35; high Tuesday near 70 light southerly winds. Suilli.-.-: 7:l.'i Siin-rf 5:41 Max. .Mill. 1'rt-c. Kni|iori:i . Sf> Mo .IJ7 GAHLiKN CITY «2 ::u Salina G8 Topfcka ti4 Wicliila 64 40 maintain a close watch on Hal loween activities here. Police Chief Gerald Murray said his force will pick up all those found vandalizing cars, homes and other property, and other malicious mischief. This includes Hie turning on of fire hydrants. Fire Chief Jim Fare explained that this can cause a drastic drop in the city's water pressure, and in event of a fire, could result in major damage. Fire trucks won't bo used in the station where they can best serve the community in event of fire. Murray said all those picked up will be taken to the police station. Parents will be notified and must appear at the station before' any of the youngsters will be released. He added open charges will be filed when ages permit. All policemen on the foree will be on duty Wednesday night. Auxiliary help will be called La as necessary.

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