Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on April 30, 1963 · Page 1
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VOL 9f NO. {03 TUCSON, ARIZONA. TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 30, 1963 Haiti's Chief Said To Offer Castro Bases Dominicans Level Charge After Duvalier Yields SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic--/R--The Dominican Republic charged today that President Francois Duvalier of Haiti had offered military bases to Cuba's Fidel Castro. The charge was made by Foreign Minister Andres Freitus to a peace-keeping mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) which arrived here this morning. (In Washington, Lincoln White, State Department press officer, said he was not aware of any offer by Duvalier of bases to Castro. He also said he did not know anything about reports of a deal b e t w e e n Communist Czechoslovakia and Haiti.) Members of the mission flew to Port Au Prince, the Haitian capital, after an airport conference with Freites. War threats had receded as the Dominican Republic claimed a bloodless victory over the Haitian dictator. FREITES TOLD the OAS mission that the Duvalier government had links with Iron Curtain countries. He described the situation In Haiti under Duvalier as similar to that in the Dominican Republic under the late Dictator Rafael L. Trujillo. Freites urged the mission members to return here after their Port au Prince investigation to interview Haitian . refugees. Five Haitian army officers who crossed the border yesterday and .took refuge in the Dominican Republic are eager to give testimony against Duvalier, Freites declared. DOMINICAN P r e s i d e n t Juan Bosch in a cable to the OAS last night said he would cooperate with the OAS mission but that he feared new outbreaks of violence against the Dominican Port au Prince. Embassy in The trouble between the two occupants of the-island of Hispaniola erupted when the Dominican government charged Haitian troops invaded the embassy in Port au Prince. As the expiration of a Dominican ultimation neared last night, Haiti announced its guards had been withdrawn from the embassy grounds and it would respect the security of diplomatic missions in the capital. BOSCH SAID he had withdrawn a threat to send troops and warships to Haiti on condition "that no act be taken to aggravate the state of affairs existing between Haiti and the Dominican Republic." The Dominican Republic broke diplomatic relations with Haiti last weekend but Bosch said embassy personnel would not leave until Haiti grants safe-conducts to the Haitian foes of Duvalier sheltered in the embassy. The Dominican government has asked Colombia to take over Dominican affairs in Haiti but has not yet received a reply, Freites said. JEAN LOUIS CHARLES, Haiti's consul general in Santo Domingo, announced that he had resigned and obtained political asylum here. He issued a statement castigating the Duvalier government. From Santo Domingo, the OAS team flew to Port au Prince for a meeting with Rene Chalmers, Haiti's foreign minister. A dispatch from AP Correspondent Morris Rosenberg in Port au Prince said censorship had been imposed by Haitian authorities. The Dominican government radio proclaimed a "triumph for our national dignity" in the Haitian government's removal of g u a r d s from the grounds of the Dominican Embassy in Port au Prince. _ Bosch's government a l s o took satisfaction from assurances from Haiti that it would respect the security of diplomatic missions there. THE DOMINICAN government had charged that Haitian troops had invaded and surrounded its Port au Prince. emoassy in Threatening to use force unless Duvalier MAIn 2-5855 10 CENTS --30 PAGES --Kitt Peak Photo PLACING THE BIG MIRROR A crew from Kitt Peak National Observatory moves the big 84-inch mirror into position on the telescope tube. The telescope soon will be given its first test on . a star. Kitt Peak Telescope Nears 'Gazing' Stage gave in by 8 o'clock last night, it sent ..troop reinforcements to stations near the Haitian border and moved warships toward the French-speaking Negro republic. - The U.S. government disclosed that it was withdrawing a 30-man naval training mission from Haiti at Duvalier's demand. Duvalier's demand was made Saturday, before the fiareup in relations with the Dominican Republic, and obviously resulted from Washington's open opposition in recent months to the Duvalier dictatorship. By JUHN K1ULUCK Kitt Peak National Observatory is on the verge of letting its huge new 84-inch telescope take its first 'peek -at the sky. Final checks and adjustments are under way on the instrument which will be the world's fifth largest telescope. And perhaps before the week is out the Kitt Peak people will know if they have been successful in their seven- year project to give the world its best tool to explore the. universe. A 3,140-pound slab of glass tor the mirror was shaved down to an accuracy of half a millionth -of an inclr -- a thousandth the thickness of a human hair. '· About a week ago, on the mountain, a thin film of aluminum was vaporized on the surface, molecule by molecule. Dwight Ludden, Kitt Peak engineer in charge of getting the, instrument in operation, is leading a crew of a dozen men through a final assembly; The telescope is remarkable for combining great size with delicacy. While it weighs Girl, 6, Loses Life, Father Badly Burned In Trailer Fire By TOM KASER A 6-year-old Tucson girl perished and her father, disabled in a recent traffic accident, was burned seriously last night when fire swept their three-room trailer at the rear of 3230 N. Chapel Ave. Sylvia Tyler was pronounced dead on arrival at Tucson Medical Center. An autopsy was to be performed today to determine whether the child died of burns or was suffocated. HER FATHER, Kenneth Layton Tyler, 42, was found lying face down in the trailer. He was in serious condition at TMC today with second and third degree burns on much of his body. No one knows how the fire started, but neighbors speculated that both Tyler and his daughter were asleep when the flames first were spotted just after 10:30. TO CUT LAOS BUILDUP Bomb Red China Supply Lines, Goldwater Urges PHILADELPHIA -- «) -Sen. Barry M. Goldv/ater says the United States should bomb certain rail and road facilities used by the Chinese Communists, to head off further Communist buildups in South Vietnam and Laos. "It would be a risk," he told newsmen yesterday, "but everything we do is a risk. If we are going to back away from risks we ought to quit." Goldwater, in Philadelphia to address the annual convention, of the American Warehousemen's Association, said supplies from Communist China to the fighting front in Vietnam could move along oiily one railroad line and one highway, both in the Communist-held Red River Valley of North Vietnam. He said he did not think the Soviet Union would become involved if the United States attacked those routes. He scored the Kennedy administration for allegedly failing to take positive action to block the spread of communism. Challenging G o 1 d w a t er's view, Sen. Mike Mansfield, D-Mont., told the Senate today that if the United States bombed Communist supply lines in North Viet Nam the fighting there could erupt into a Korean type war "paid for primarily w i t h American lives." He said the losses would outweigh possible gains. "It is not an American war and in present circumstances It ought not be permitted to become one paid for primarily with American lives," Mansfield said. Turning to domestic politics, Goldwater, often mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 1964, said he is not a candidate--that, in fact, it is too early for anybody to be one. Speaking before the warehousemen, Goldwater expressed hopes that recent steel price increases would not touch off wage demands, which should only be based, he said, on increases in productivity, not on prices. Goldwater said the economic situation seems good this year. He added, "I think business is going to be good for the rest of the year." Then he said, "but the situation could change. There are two possible restraints, government and labor*" Frank Kikoski, who lives in a trailer next to Tyler's, ran outside, moved his car and shut off two butane tanks on Tyler's trailer. Kikoski and another neighbor, James Cochran, 3244 N. Chapel Ave., entered through a rear door of Tyler's trailer and pulled the girl from a top bunk in the rear bedroom. Although she had b e e n burned, they tried to revive her with mouth-to-mouth respiration. LT. DAVID KLEUSKENS of the Rural Fire Protection Co. and Adair Ambulance drivers discovered her father in a hallway between a middle bedroom and a combination kitchen-living room at the front of the trailer. Kleuskens estimated the loss at about $5,000. Kleuskens speculated that Tyler may have discovered the fire 'and was trying to make his way to the rear of the trailer when he was overcome by smoke. Windows in the living room were shattered and Kleuskens attributed this to pressure built up by the heat, NEIGHBORS USING garden hoses had extinguished most of the blaze by the time the rural fire company arrived. The entire front half of the trailer was destroyed, and the rear suffered heavy water and smoke damage. Neighbors said Tyler had recently been injured in a traffic accident and had some trouble walking. The girl's body was taken to the Adair Funeral Horns. 141,300 pounds, it works as precisely as a wrist watch. "The earth will wobble more than that telescope as it tracks a star," said Dr. Helmut Abt, astronomer on the project. Among the more important jobs this week are lining up the telescope very precisely along the earth's polar axis and adjusting the supports so the instrument won't sag out of shape. Abt said the telescope will be unusually fast, with an F 2.6 aperture. While reluctant to boast before the mirror is pointed on a star, Don Loomis, chief of the optical shop that polished the mirror, was highly hopeful. "We feel we have the best engineering, the best piece of glass and have our surface to the highest degree of accuracy," said Loomis, who has been working on the project since 1957. · Charlie's Pockets Full Two hundred and fifty crisp American dollars. Interested? Consult Citizen Charlie and his crossword puzzle on page 10 of today's Tucson Daily Citizen. If you can solve his puzzle, the $250 is yours. To aid contestants, word clues are found on the same page. Deadline for entries is 9 a.m. Thursday. The winner, if any, will be announced Saturday. Hof f a Union Gives Scouts $336,000 W A S H I N G T O N--UP)-James R. Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, today gave the Boy Scouts $336,000 on behalf of his union for construction of a new scout center in the nation's capital. The gift was presented to the Boy Scouts of the. national capital area council in ceremonies at the scout center here. STATE ROAD RATIONS "NDE **l*lf ·· Reds Run Strong o In Italy At New High El After ROME--UPI--The powerful Communist party polled one out of every four votes in Italy's crucial national elections and today served notice that this country should chart a "new political course." Communist p a r t y leader Palmiro Togliatti, in a post- election statement, indicated that the Reds would pull the political rug out from under Christian Democratic Premier Amintore Fanfani and his center-left government. THE COMMUNISTS have recorded a gain in every Italian election, and the 25.7 per cent they picked up in the latest parliamentary voting Sunday and yesterday carried them to a new high./ Togliatti promptly used the gain as a lever to hint that five years of political instability possibly lie ahead for the country, because e v e n though the Christian Democrats emerged as. the largest single party their total was not enough to permit them to govern alone. The Red boss hinted that his party's victory s h o u l d bring the Socialists back to the Communist fold. The Socialists headed by Petro Nenni have been supporting Fanfani's coalition regime. TOGLIATI HINTED t h a t the Communists and Socialists, who between them could carry nearly 40 per cent of the votes in Parliament, could decide what road this country should follow in the next five years. "It seems to me certain that a new political course has been opened in Italy," Togliatti said, "in which the initiative of our party and of left wing Democratic forces if united could have a decisive part." His statement added that "our party has obtained a great victory." Togliatti's w o r d s carried the threat. of political instability for this NATO member nation. If the Communists and Socialists team up, as they did in the "people's front" in 1948, they could cause endless trouble in Parliament WITH FIVE-SIXTHS of the vote counted, the Christian Democrats polled 37.2 per cent of the vote, down from their 1958 figure of 42.4 per cent. At this point, the Socialists were running behind 1958 figures. They also their polled 13.8 per cent of the vote this time, compared with 14.2 per cent in 1958. The neo-Fascists .went up to 5.8 per cent from 4.8 per cent, Social Democrats 6.0 per cent from 4.5 per cent, Liberals 6.9 per cent from 3.5 per cent, while the Monarchists dropped to 1.8 per cent from 4.8 per cent five years ago. The Republicans polled the same 1.4 per cent they did in the last elections, while all others fell from s total of 1.7 per cent five years ago to 1.4 per cent at present. For the first time since 1946, the Communists and Socialists combined garnered a higher percentage of the vote than the Christian Democrats. Overcast To Continue The weatherman Will get a blast: He didn't say It'd be overcast. --Din Gee Today's predicted 83- degree high was revised downward this morning when a partial overcast slipped in over the Tucson area. If tonight's predictions are correct, tomorrow will be generally fair, but scattered clouds will continue to filter some of the sunshine. No precipitation is expected from the partial overcast b e c a u s e the clouds are the high and dry cirrus type. Last night's coolest was 56 and the same low is expected tonight. Tomorrow's high will be near 81. Yesterday's ·warmest was 83 r At 2 p.m., it- was-82 with 12 per cent , humidity. Full Weather Report Page 2X Tornadoes Rake Dixie; 12 Killed By United Press International Tornadoes and powerful thunderstorms killed 12 persons in five Southern and Midwest states last night and winds up to hurricane force roamed the Midlands today. The latest of a vicious series of springtime twisters and storms killed five persons in Mississippi, three in Tennessee, two in Missouri, and one each in Alabama and Indiana. Damage to wrecked homes and businesses totaled millions of dollars. THE ONSLAUGHT continued today, with hurricane force-winds of 98 miles per hour slamming through the south Texas community of Kenedy. Torrential r a i n s lashed the town and the high winds blew outbuildings apart and knocked down power lines. To the north, whole gale warnings were hoisted on Lakes Michigan, Erie and St. Clair. Coast Guard vessels plowed through waves 10 to 20 feet high on Lake Michigan in search of a 25-foot powerboat reported missing last night with two Ludington, Mich., men aboard. The boat set out for Ludington Sunday night from Sheboygan, Wis. POUNDING RAINS, and freakish, w i n t r y weather followed the tornadoes. The Weather Bureau reported an unofficial measurement of eight inches of rain in seven hours at Fort Payne, Ala. Springfield, 111., had more than an inch of rain in 60 minutes, plus 60 mile-an-hour winds. There was two inches of rain at Rockford, 111., and 3.25 inches of rain ai. Oak Lawn, 111., near Chicago. A cold wind blew snow flurries streets through and loop Chicago workers bent into blasts worthy of mid-February. Before the snows came, Chicago had 2.57 inches of rain in 24 hours. Work Data 'Falsified By Ord WASHINGTON-UPI-An Arizona highway inspector testified today that he had been ordered to falsify records in the construction of an interstate highway between Yuma and Casa Grande. William M. Butler of Gila Bend told the House highway investigating subcommittee that Sidney Fisher, the Arizona Highway Department resident engineer on the project, had ordered him to record work not performed by the contractor. Butler was the first of several employes of the Arizona Highway Department called to testify on construction practices in upgrading 31 miles oi: U.. S. Highway 80 to.inter- state highway standards'at a federal cost of $4,293,694. B U T L E R'S TESTIMONY came during the reading of excerpts from a diary he had kept as requested by the state. He was asked by committee counsel Walter R. May about an entry dated Aug. 11, 1961, in which Butler had written that he had kept private notes because diary entries,might be "damaging." Butler said he had returned from a one-month vacation and had been told by Fisher to credit the contractor, the Ashton Co. Inc. of Tucson, for 116 hours of rolling done during Butler's absence. "Later I found out that there had been no rolling done," Butler testified. .May estimated that the cost of the rolling which Butler said had not been done was about $2,088. Butler said he had noticed that the roller was rusty and that some of the workers then told him it had not been used during his absence. He said he had protested to Fisher, but that the resident engineer merely laughed and said: "WE'RE JUST burying our dead." Butler then was asked what Fisher meant. "He meant covering up something that he had paid a contractor extra for," Butler said, adding that Fisher used the term "frequently." Rep. Jim Wright, D-Tex., the a c t i n g subcommittee chairman, asked ifButler was saying that he had been told to falsify the records. "That's right," the white- haired state employe replied. Wright, pursuing the point, drew testimony from Butler Meningitis Hits Tucson Navy Recruit Robert P. Mendoza, 20, of Tucson, today became the 17th Navy r e c r u i t to be stricken with spinal meningitis at the Naval Training Center at San Diego, Calif, in the past two months. Young Mendoza, son of Mrs. Beatrice Mendoza, is reported in serious condition at the base hospital. that extra work sometimes was paid through such devices when work had to be re-done because of "the fault of a state inspector" or for other reasons. "it used to be done quite frequently but it ain't done anymore," Butler said. BUTLER AGREED with Wright that the practice offered, an Opportunity for possibly defrauding the state. Butler testified that he had frequently been overruled by the resident engineer when he thought that work done by a contractor did not meet required standards. "I have been overruled so many times when I was in the right that I am sick," Butler 'said. Butler told the subcommittee that inexperienced personnel had been assigned to him for training for periods as short as two weeks. Under questioning by committee counsel Walter R. May, he said it was not an adequate period to make a "good inspector." Butler testified that a subcontractor identified as Mercer had not provided adequate compaction in grading of part of the Sentinel project located about 26 miles west of Gila Bend. "YOU'D SINK into dust up to your ankles," Butler said. He testified that 'the subcontractor had not. added water to bring the materials to 95 per cent density. Btuler told the committee he had protested but that the subcontractor "w e n t over my head" to Fisher. The Sentinel project was awarded Nov. 25, 1960, to the Ashton Co., and completed April 18, 1962. A Dec. 31, 1961, completion deadline had not been met. The company bid $1,191,502 for the project and the final estimated cost was $1,268,954. In an. opening statement the committee chairman, Rep. John A. Blatnik, D-Minn., said the nation-wide interstate highway program created in 1956 was almost at the halfway point. It envisions 41,000 miles of four-lane roads. "AMPLE TIME has been afforded to all the states to achieve the degree of operational effectiveness expected of them," he said. He said disclosures at previous hearings should have indicated to other states a need for review of their own policies and procedures to make sure that similar deficiencies did not exist. The hearings are an extension of an investigation that has turned up evidence of fraud and other irregularities in highway construction and right-of-way acquisition New in Oklahoma, Mexico, Mnssachasotti and West Virginia. 'V I

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