Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on July 12, 1963 · Page 1
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fa cU Ml 73rd Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA. FRIDAY. JULY 12, 1963 $1.50 Per Monfli Twelve Pages 10 Cents Barnett says Kennedys sow seeds of hate, violence /,\ADNIGHTERS — Thousands of Redlanders thronged into the downtown area last night to take advantage of special Mad Night sales sponsored by Downtown Redlands Association. This was the scene on State street east of Orange at dusk. Outdoor booths hned the middle of the street. Additional photos on page five and six. (Doily Facts photo by Clifford J. Kenison) Military junta clamps control on Ecuador QUITO, Ecuador (UPI) — The military junta which ousted hard- drinking President Carlos Julio Arosemena clamped tight control on Ecuador today and promised heav-y penalties for anyone oppos' ing it. The nation's military chiefs deposed Arosemena in a bloodless coup d'etat Thursday and put him aboard a military plane to Panama, where he arrived late Thursday night and was taken to a hotel. The coup itself went off without a shot, but troops fired on a leftist mob besieging the palace Thursday night. One civilian was killed and 17 wounded. The mob was dispersed with shots and tear gas. SL\ soldiers were injured by thrown stones. The troops reportedly fired when the mob attempted to seize a tank. The junta announced a strict 9 p.m. curfew in Guayaquil and put the entire nation rnider military law. Censorship was established, all constitutional guarantees were suspended, and summary punishment was promised for anyone at- itempUng to disturb the peace. One m million shot Test rocket crashes through slit, two die Weather Redlands Weather Today (2 pm. reading) Highest 98, Lowest 56 One Year Ago Highest 84, Lowest 58 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:47 a.m. — 8:02 p.m. No smog, allowable burning Saturday, Sunday, Monday San Bernardino Valley: Mostly sunny Saturday. Lows tonight 50 to 58. U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast There will be considerable low cloudiness and local fog along the coast extending into parts of the lower coastal valleys during night and morning hours, otherwise mostly sunny weather will prevail in Southern California today. Saturday and Sunday. Little change in temperature is expected. High temperatures today will be near 70 along the immediate coast. 83 to S3 coastal valleys, mid 90s intermediate valleys, 73 to 85 in mountains at resort levels, near 100 upper desert valleys and 107 lower desert valleys. Five Day Forecast No rain and temperatures near normaL Temperatures and precipitation for the 24 -hDur period ended at 4 a.m. Boston Chicago Denver Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Oakland Oklahoma City Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (UPD—A low-flying jet fighter fired four non-explosive rockets at a protective bunker here Thursday during war games. One of the rockets crashed through an 18-inch observation slit in a million-to-one shot that killed two persons and injured 14 others. The freak accident happened during war games by the Tactical Air Command (TAC), and an immediate investigation was launched to learn whether human or mechanical error caused the accident. Exactly how the two men were killed and the others injured was not disclosed by Air Force officials. They said, however, there was no explosion when the rockets hit the protective bimker, 200 square feet of solid reinforced concrete six feet high. The bunker was used to house personnel judging the pilots' performances. The plane, an F-lOO supersonic jet used to support ground troops, was strafing an isolated area with 50-caliber machine gun fire when the pilot fired all four of his rockets at a simulated target. They added that the rockets were "inert, carrying dummy warheads. The two officers killed were identified as: Lt. Col. Sherman R. Smith, 42, of the Air Force Air-Ground Operations School here. His home address was listed as Rt. One, Mary Esther, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Alois, and two sons, Peter W., 16, and Daniel W., 11; Capt, Mercer R. Ferguson, 25, of the 428th TacUcal Fighter Squadron of the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. His home address was given as 805 Belvidere, Waukegan, III. His next of kin are his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Clay G. Ferguson of the Waukegan address. Ferguson was from the same base as the plane which fired the rockets. Five of the 14 injured were hospitalized and listed in fair or good condition. The rest were treated and released. High Low Prec. 78 63 76 69 90 59 .01 84 58 92 79 66 48 88 76 87 75 105 76 81 60 90 69 .01 S3 64 75 57 82 70 .06 107 — 98 64 87 57 64 55 64 57 84 64 Castro in protest to UN UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (UPI) Cuba protested to the United Nations Thursday night that currency restrictions imposed by the United States have blocked Cuban funds necessary to operate its U.N. mission. Cuban Ambassador Carlos Lechuga, in a letter to Secretary General Thant, said the U.S. action earlier this week freezing some $33 million of Cuban funds in U.S. banks was a violation of the "headquarters agreement establishing U.N. headquarters as an intemaUonal «iclave in New York City. Lechuga said the ban also had blocked Cuban monies earmarked for U.N. development funds. Castro smuggles spies through Canada MIAMI (UPI)—Cuban Premier Fidel Castro is now usmg Toronto instead of the Caribbean Island of Grand Cayman as a stepping stone to send Communist subversives into Latin America, according to a reliable source. The informant said Thursday that Cuban agents are being flown directly from Havana to Canada aboard cargo planes which make regular supply runs to Cuba. "Once they get into Canada, they are even able to cross mto the United States en route to Latin America because nobody knows they are Cuban," the source, who declined to be identified, said. He said Castro apparently had intended to use the British island as a permanent staging point for funnelmg subversives into Latin America. But Castro's plan to use Grand Cayman as a jumping off point was frustrated by Costa Rican authorities and U. S. pressure on the British government. Cuban exile leader blames Russians for boat loss MIAMI (UPI)- A Cuban exile leader says the fishing boat Sno' Boy was "intentionally sunk" by Russian trawlers when it surprised the Soviet vessels engaging in "espionage" activities in the Caribbean. The Sno' Boy has been missing smce July 1 on a voyage from Kingston, Jamaica, to Northeast Cay with 40 persons aboard. The e.xile leader. Dr. Luis Conte Aguero, said Thursday night he believed the 63-foot vessel "surprised Russian trawlers engaged in clandestine espionage activities in the area and was intentionally sunk." The U. S. Navy called off a widespread search for the Sno' Boy July 9, theorizing the blue and white boat either sunk in high seas or broke up on a reef. Conte, leader of the Sentinels of Liberty underground organiza tion, said an amateur radio operator in Key West, Fla., picked up a message from the Norwegian freighter Baume July 7 say ing it had sighted three Russian trawlers about 30 miles west of Jamaica. On July 6, the body of one of the Sno' Boy's passengers was found floating in the water some 60 miles west of Northeast Cay, which is about 80 nulcs south of Kingston. "This is the first time Soviet fishing vessels have been sighted south of Jamaica, and it is significant they were spotted in the same area where the body was found 24 hours earlier," Conte said. Russian spy of major importance defects to West LONDON (UPI) - A Russian spy of major importance has defected to the West and is now hiding in Britain under heavy guard, the government said today. The identity and whereabouts of the defector are being kept secret to protect him from Communist agents who may want to kill him. He is understood to have revealed a mass of information about other Soviet spies and the workings of the Kremlins vast espionage network. The government, which has been plagued itself by its own security leaks, confirmed reports Thursday that the Russian first defected to the Americans and then was brought to Britain at his request after being questioned in the United States. A government spokesman said the spy was interrogated for weeks by the U.S. Central Intelli gence Agency (CIA) until it was convinced he was not "planted" by Moscow and told all he knew. British military intelligence questioned the Russian after he was moved to this country, and are continuing to question him in hiding. WASHINGTON (UPI) — Mississippi Gov. Ross R. Barnett told (Congress today that President Kennedy and Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy are "sewing seeds of hate and violence" in the civil rights field which could lead to a "bloody har\-est." Barnett, who is under a contempt of court charge for defying a federal court order, testified be fore the Senate Commerce Com mittee in opposition to the administration's civil rights bill to ban discrimination in hotels, restaurants, theaters, and other businesses. About 400 persons, predominantly white youths, packed the hearing room to hear the first of a series of opposition witnesses called by Sen. J. Strom Thurmond, D-S.C, the only Deep South senator on the committee. Audience Shows Sympathy Thurmond repeatedly called for order as the audience moaned or tittered in obvious sympathy with the proposed legislation. Barnett, almost an hour late for his appearance, slowly picked his way through the crowd to the witness table. He told the committee passage of the bill would "put hundreds of thousands of white businessmen in the streets." Barnett said the President and his brother "are sowing the seeds of hate "and violence." "A nation could reap a bloody harvest." Barnett, who defied a federal court order to integrate the University of Mississippi last September, said it was all a Communist plot. "It's the same old Communist offensive of attack with a hammer and then withdrawal," he declared. Predicts White Backing Barnett warned the committee that it was about to hear from "that great, silent, substantial white majority back home." "If you think 500,000 Negroes marching on Washington is something, pass this legislation and you'll find what 100 million ango' white Americans will do." Bamett's reference was to a planned mass demonstration in Washington Aug. 28 by Negroes and other civil rights advocates from all parts of the nation. A leader of the demonstration said Thursday that about 100,000 demonstrators were expected, rather than 500,000 as mentioned by Barnett. Beuuett repeatedly blamed the President and the attorney general for the racial violence which has raked the nation in recent weeks. "The attorney general has been personally responsible for helping to put mobs in the street," he said. Barnett is under contempt of court charges for resisting federal court orders to register Negro James H. Meredith at the University of JUssissippi last September. James J. Kilpatrick, editor of the Richmond News-Leader, is credited with resurrecting the interposition doctrine used by Barnett when he interposed state authority over the federal courts in the Meredith case. Opposition to the administration's civil rights proposals by southern senators already has begun on the Senate floor. Sen. John C. Stennis, D-Miss.. denounced the measure as a "bold and colossal grab for naked power" by the federal government. Other congressional news: TFX: .Navy Secretary Fred Korth resumes testimony on the controversial award of the TFX fighter plane contract to General Dynamics Corp. over the Boeing Co. Chairman John L. McClelian, D-Ark., of the Senate investigations subcommittee was expected to ask Korth more questions about the basis for the Defense Department iecision expected to cost the government about 56.5 billion. Arbitration: The chances of Congress approving legislation com- pellmg arbitration in the railroad work rules dispute is gloomy, based on what action has been taken on a bill providing the requirement for the maritime industry. A. measure to impose compulsory arbitration in shipping and dock strikes has been in the House Merchant Marine Committee since January. In its present shape, sources said it had little chance of passage. Russ-Chinese split appears as wide as ever MOSCOW (UPI) - The top- secret Sino-Soviet talks on Communist policies entered their second week today with the split over war-or-peace with the West apparently as wide as ever. The negotiations resumed this morning following a one-day recess—the second this week. Communist sources said the breaks were to enable the Red Chinese to get fresh instructions from Peking. Martial law again in strife torn Cambridge FCC approves WU rate increase WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Federal Communications Commission authorized Western Union ITiursday to raise its rates for domestic public messages by 10 per cent. The new rates will provide an estimated $16.5 mUlicn in added annual revenues for Western Union. The increase does not apply to press messages, private line or customer-tOK;ustomer telex or to money order charges. It will af feet messages sent with money orders, full rate telegrams, night and day letters, public facsimile service and certain quotation services. Ely says state's investment must be defended Baby named WASHINGTON (UPI) - Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy's eighth child has been named Christopher George. Kennedy said Thursday his fifth son, bom last week, was named after St. Christopher and Mrs. Kennedy's father, George Skakel. The Kennedys' other three children are girls. Boy baseball player killed JACKSON. Miss. (UPI) — An Il-year-old baseball player was fatally injured Thursday night when struck in the head by a baseball during a pre-game warmup. Bruce Sloat, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Sloat, died at Baptist Hospital two hours later of a possible brain hemmorhage. LONG BEACH (UPI) - Northcutt Ely, California's chief counsel in the Colorado River case, said today that the state's multimillion dollar investment in the water source "must and will be defended to the last argument on the final decree." Speaking in a "personal capa^ city" to come 200 persons attend, ing a Feather River Project Association meeting here, Ely noted that California has a $500-million investment in dams, aqueducts and canals that supply more than 5 million acre-feet of water to about 8 million persons and to the state's agricultural economy. He said Califomians who "wring their hands and urge that we head for the hills" because of the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in the case are doing the state a "disservice." "AH is not lost." Ely said. He added that in all further proceedings—whether before the Secretary of the Interior or in Congress—the interstate priorities of existing California projects "must be protected against future Arizona projects" to the extent of 4.4 million acre-feet annually. Ely pointed out that the court's special master's recommendations would have given California 3.5 million acre feet instead of the 4.4 million the state now stands to receive. Association president Rex B. Goodcell Jr. said the court's opinion "heavily underscores the need to speed up planned facilities of the state water project to deliver water when needed to each contracting agency." He said the opim'on also emphasized the need to solve the controversial federal - state water rights problem through congressional action. CA.MBRIDGE, Md. (UPD Maryland Gov. J. Millard Tawes rcimposed limited martial law and sent National Guard troops back to Cambridge today to keep order in the fishing town, torn by racial strife. The edict, announced by the guard on orders by the governor, imposes a strict curfew .of 9 p.m. and bans demonstrations by Negroes of the t >T5e that touched off battles in the streets Thursday night. SLx white men were wounded — none critically — in shooting melees. National Guard Col. Maurice Tawes, a distant relative of the governor and second in command of the mobilized guardsmen, announced imposition of limited martial law for the second time ui less than a month. Under Maryland's Constitution, the state cannot impose full martial law but it can use virtually the same powers. The main difference between martial law and the Tunited form used in Cambridge is that civilians are not: liable to military justice. An uneasy cahn existed this morning after a harrowing 10 hours or more of shooting and fist fights. Following a night of racial warfare in the streets of Cambridge during which six white men were shot, Tawes called Brig. Gen. George Gelston, deputy state adjutant general, and state police heads to his office at Annapolis. Three of the men shot during the running gun battle were Guardsmen under Gelston's command. More than 400 Guardsmen had been released from a five-hour standby alert around midnight when the shooting began. For several hours, white men raced through the Negro section in cars, exchanging gunfire with enraged Negroes armed with rifles, shotguns, pistols, bricks, bottles and knives. There were no casualties during this stage of the battle, but five white youths were arrested. U.S., British agree on test ban provisions LONDON (UPI) — U.S. presidential envoy W. Averell Harriman and British government leaders today approved the outlines of a treaty banning all but underground nuclear tests for presentation to the Russians at a three- power conference in Moscow next week. The sbc-article treaty draft proposed a ban on nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere, on the ground and under water. It rules out any aid by the Um'ted States, Britain or Russia for nuclear weapons tests by other nations— implicitly Red CUna and France. The United States and Britain previously presented such an outline at the Geneva disarmament conference but it was rejected by the Russians. ITiey agreed today to revive the proposal and push it in Moscow if the Soviet Union refuses a comprehensive test ban that would include underground explosions with on-site controls. Harriman, who met with Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and key cabinet members, agreed with the British leaders to press for a test ban agreement that would be free of the strings of political conditions. 40 believed dead in Argentine ferry disaster BUENOS AIRES, Argentina <VPV— The Argentine Maritime Prefecture set the known death toll at 40 persons today in the fiery wTeck of a fog-shrouded steamer in the river Plate Estuary south of here. The prefecture said four to seven persons were still missing but some survivors of the 3,500-ton (Sudad de Asundon said there were as many as 30 persons missing, some of whom may not have been on the passenger list. Rescue ships, hampered by the fog, picked up 380 survivors and brought them to shore at La Plata, 45 miles south of Buenos Au-es, along with the 40 bodies recovered so far. The Ciudad de Asuncion left Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday night en route to Buenos Aires and apparently ran into the sunken hulk of the Greek steamer Marisonga Kaire at 3:45 a.m. Thursday in the river Estuary off the coast of Argentina. Survivors said a loud crunching sound jolted them awake. They said all lights aboard the ship went out and within a half hour the Ciudad de Asuncion was in flames. The collision had opened a huge gash below the water line on the port side of the vessel and water gushed in. One report said there were only six lifeboats and many persons jumped into the water wearing life-jackets. Greek royalty end visit fly home LO.VDON (UPI) — King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece flew home to Athens today, ending a tumultuous four-day state visit to Britain marked by demonstrations, street fighting and an unprecedented booing of Queen Elizabeth. Members of .one of the biggest security guards in peacetime British historj' arrested at least 171 demonstrators diuring the visit. Several persons were injured in skirmishes between police and mobs demanding the release of political prisoners in Greece. The tension that gripped London seemed to have abated by the time Paul and Frederika flew off in a special Olympic Ainvays jetliner. But police took no chances, assignmg 60 men to London Airport, and others to check the roads from Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew saw the Greek royal couple off at the palace. Prince Andrew kept waving as the royal motorcade, including a busload of police constables, 16 motorcycle policemen and three police cars, rolled away. Police arrested 75 demonstrators Thursday night when more street fighting broke out while the Greek monarchs hosted Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at their hotel. Nine of the prisoners were women. The demonstrators had dogged King Paul and Queen Frederika since their arrival in Britain last Tuesday. They demanded the release of an estunated 1,000 prisoners still in Greek jails since the Conununist-led attempt to take over the country following Worid War H. The demonstrators contended the jailed Greeks are pob'tical prisoners. The Greek government has said all of them committed felonies during the civil war, including numerous murders. An announcement in Athens Thursday said 17 prisoners had been released under an amnesty order. Woman asks second chance LOS ANGELES (UPI) — A 33- year-old woman, whose drivers license was revoked for "fraudulent conduct because she told the department of motor vehicles she was 25, Thursday sought in court to have it restored. Mrs. Sumi Vella said she gave the false age to "satisfy my vanity and for no other reason." Goldwater blasts Kennedy on co-existence WASHINGTON (LTD - Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., said today that President Kennedy appears "determined to co-exist with international communism wherever it thrives—even in the Western Hemisphere." The 1964 GOP presidential possibility coupled his attack on Kennedy with a charge that the nation's liberals suffer a "craven fear" of the future and have taken the country "too far to the left." Goldwater said that U.S. Communist party leader Gus Hall was urgmg defeat of GOP candidates next year and support of "people's political movements" that Hall said operated within the orbit of the Democratic party. However, Goldwater added that he was not suggesting that Democrats or New Frontiersmen were Communists or that the Conunu- nists had captured control of the Democratic party. In a speech prepared for delivery before the Human Events Conference, Goldwater said today's conservative was "standing where history once placed the true liberal." He said the conservative stands for freedom, individual rights, justice, order and honor. "I believe today's liberal is so frightened of the future that he is incapable of acting in the present," Goldwater said. "Why else are we confronted today with a virtual paralysis of policy? Why else does Cuba remain a festering, Soviet power base on our veiy doorstep? Why else are we trying to pretend that international communism is mellowing and not out to enslave the entire world?" Goldwater said that the "cause for our indecision and inaction is a deep-rooted fear on the part of the liberal establishment which forecloses the possibility of any action at all that may contain a slight element of risk." "Such craven fear is completely out of character with the American spirit," he declared, Goldwater said "liberals have taken us too far to the left for the good of the nation, particularly wdien we find ourselves in a worldwide struggle with the forces of the extreme left." His criticism of Kennedy was based on the President's recent speech at American University in wWdi he referred to a Soviet fa- terest in a "just and genuine peace" and urged an effort to "make the world safe for diversity." Goldwater said Soviet diversity means "slavery and oppression and tyranny and bigotry" as well as "Godlessness," mass murder and aggression. "I suggest that the President's plea is just another way of saying that the New Frontier is determined to co-exist with international communism wherever it thrives — even in the Western Hemisphere," he said. "This is merely an extension of the liberal fallacy which can never seem to realize that there can be a serious threat to the security of the United States and the freedom of the world coming from the left of the poliUcal spectrum."

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