The Daily Messenger from Canandaigua, New York on November 22, 1963 · Page 1
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Canandaigua, New York
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Friday, November 22, 1963
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President Kennedy Assassinated WEATHER -- Thickening clouds and warmer today. High near 60. Showers tonight, probably accompanied by heavy rain. .Low near 50. Showers, windy and mild tomorrow, much colder late in the day. TEMPERATURES -- 8 a.m. so. 11 n.m. 50. I p.m. 61. 21 hour t high, 64; low, 46. VOL. 176, NO. 270 Established 1796 PHONE 394-0770 CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1963 JFK Defends TFX Contract BeforeTexans President Tries To Heal Breach Within Party FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP)-President Kennedy praised Ihc controversial TFX warplane lo- day as he told Tcxans -whom he hopes will help reelect him in 1961--their slate ranks fifth in prime military conlracls. The President scheduled major speeches also in Dallas and Austin during a busy day. He and his wife will spend tonighl al the ranch of Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson near Austin. Johnson and his wife accompanied Ihc Kennedy's on the pre-presidential campaign lour of Texas. Kennedy avoided dirccl comment on the Senate Investigations subcommillec's innuiry into the TFX contract award to General Dynamics Corp.'s Fort Worth division in a speech lire- pared for a bi-partisan breakfast, a r r a n g e d by Ihe Forl Worth Chamber of Commerce, The subcommittc lias heard some testimony Ihnt Boeing Co. of Seattle ottered a cheaper and bolter plane. "There has been a good dcul ol discussion of the long and bard fought competition to win the TFX contract bill relatively lillle discussion of whai (his plane will IK able lo do," the President remarked. He said t h a i once it is In operation it will give the free world an aircraft lhal no other on earth can match. Hitting a theme he also sounded nt Houston Thursday night, Kennedy said that one of every $20 of prime military procurement conlracls is being spent in Texas. He said this made Texas f i f t h in this respect, lie added that the state also has a combined military-civilian Defense Department payroll of more t h a n %\ billion a year. I do not recite these facts for .partisan purposes, nor arc Ihey the result of any partisan effort," he said. "They arc the result of America's determination to be strong and this state's contribulion lo that strength.' Kennedy campaigned with al hji- vigor of I960 and appoara. well on his way toward enforcing a unity among Texas Democrats he regards as vital lo his re-elcc^on in 1564. Although Ihcre was no concrete milestone lo Ihe mark the President's progress, K e n n e d y put his political arm around Sn. Ralph Yarborough. His action made il unlikely that eiher Gov. John Connally or Vice President Lyndon n. Johnson would dragoon the liberal Texas senator in this spring's party primary even had they wanted. Disagreement among Democrats in the stale, which the President carried by only 46,233 of 2.3 million voles in I960, .and needs badly next year, rests on long-lime controversy iMlwccn the parly's liberals and conservatives. Wilhout publicly saying a word, Kennedy signaled his in- tenlions by inviting Yarborough to ride the presidential plane from Washington lo San Anlonio Thursday. When Ihc Air Force jet rolled to a slop, Kennedy broke protocol by having Jacqueline Kennedy precede him down the ramp. The President always goes first but Texans are touchy about such matters. Yarborough and Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez, D-Tex., followed. · The President was as cordial (o Connally as any Democratic chief executive was likely to lie (o Ihc Dcmocralic governor of a slate who mi-mi have as much influence as Texas is likely to have on the 19S4 election. Kennedy quietly invited Conn-l.'y and Yarborough, as well as Texas congressmen and other party, officials, lo ride with him in the Air Force jet from San Antonio lo lloiislon. Connally said he thinks the (Conllnucd on Page 3, .Col. 6) Of JI'K District Poll Cited ByStratton Cong. Samuel S. Slralton claims t h a t more than 0! per cent of the people in his 35th Congressional District (which includes Ontario County) approve of the Kennedy administration. The Democratic representative of Iho Upstate congressional district has released a "tabulation of 5,001 replies" to a questionnaire which he mailed out earlier this year. Among the results of (he questionnaire, a c c o r d i n g t o Straiten, is the information t h a t 69.5 per cent of Iho people favor President Kennedy's lax cut bill. More t h a n 72 per cent of Strallon's constituents who filled out the questionnaire were in favor of the ratification of the limited nuclear test ban treaty. About GS we cent favored the President's civil rights bill which includes a section outlawing discrimination in public accommodations. These points and several others regarding federal programs were included in the questionnaire which Slrallnn's office mailed to 60,000 residents of the 33th district. "The questionnaires were sent to people entirely at random, without regard to (heir political affiliations. And while it is Irue t h a t we have no clear-cut wav of knowing whether those wlro rapidly lend In lean more toward one political parly t h a n another, our experience in years gone by has been t h a t these ve- suits do pretty well reflect the sentiment in our district." Stratton said Hint while 64.5 per cnnl approved of the way Kennedy has handled his job, 22.6 r»r cent did not approve and 12.9 per cent were undecided. Other points which the congressman included in his questionnaire were: ,1. "Do you favor . hospilajiza- lion insurance for retired persons under (lie social security system, the so called Javils-An- c!cr.son Dill?" 62.5 per cent replied yes, 29.5 per cent said no, and 8 per cent were undecided. 2. "Dei you favor continuing the Accelerated Public Works Program to assist local communities in building necded'pub- lic works?" 66.4 per cent said yes; 21.5 per cent said no: and 12.1 per cent were undecided. 3. "Do you favor the so-called two-price plan to permit dairy 'armors to cooperate .in a volun- t a r y supply - management program?" 57.5- per cent of the farmers replying to the poll answered yes and 35.8 said no. Of (Continued on Page 3, Col. 8) 35c A WEEK, HOME DELIVERED -- 7c A COPY Connolly Shot Also DALLAS--President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. (CST). BULliTIN DALLAS {Al' -- 1'rcsidcnC Jolin f. Kennedy, lhirly-si.\th president ot (he United Slates, was shot to death today b y ' a hidden assassin armed with a high-powered rifle. Kennedy, 46, lived about an hour after a sniper cut him down as liis limousine left downtown Dallas. Automatically, 1lie mantle of the presidency fell to Vice President Lyndon li. Johnson, a native Texan who had Iicen riding two ears behind the chief executive. There was no Immediate word on when Johnson would take the oath of office. Kennedy .died .at .i'arkland Hospital .where .his .bullet pierced body had been taken in a frantic but f u t i l e effort to save his life. Lying wounded at the same hospital was !ov. John Connally of Texas, who was cut down by the same fusillade that ended Hie life of NIC youngest'man cv cr elected to the presidency. Kennedy apparently was shot in flic head. He fell face down in (he back seat of his car. Blood was on his head. Mrs. Kennedy cried, "0)1. no!" and tried to hold up his head. Connally, remained half seat cd, slumped to the left. There was blood on his face and forehead. Tlie President and the governor were rushed to Parkland Hospital near the Dallas Trade Mart, where Kennedy was to have made a speech. Bell said Kennedy was transferred to an ambulance. He lay oji a seat of the car. Blood stained his cllhing. Bell reported three shots were fired as the motorcade entered t h e t r i p l e underpass which leads to the Slemmons Freeway route to Parkland Hospital. Pandemonium broke loose around the scene. The Secret Service waved the motorcade on at top speed to the hospital. DALLA S(AP) -- Two priests stepped out of Parkland Hospital's emergency ward today and said President Kennedy had died of liis bullet wounds. Tiie priests came out of the ward at approximately 1:37 p.m. (CST). The announcement 1 by the from a crowd of scores of newsmen and other citizens crowded I priests brought audible sobs around the emergency entrance. Schema OKdBy Council VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican Ecumenical Council voted f i n a l approval today of its first completed schema, providing (or modernization of Hie language used in Roman Catholic worship. The Roman Catholic prelates put their f i n a l seal of acceptance on the council's liturgy schema by a vote of 2,158 to 19. All that is left for the document to become the council's first decree is formal promulgation by Pope Paul .VI in a public council session. It is expected to be held next Friday. The vote was cheered by the council fathers. After 13 month*! of deliberation in council and commission they had finally given Roman Catholicism its first councilar decree since the first Vatican council of 1870. That council proclaimed the concept of papal infallibility. Today's vote was only a formality. In a series of voles over the past two months the council had approved individual parts of the seven-chapler schema on liturgy, or public worship. The vote took place during a pause in debate on the first chapter of another schema, a document on ecumenism, or Christian unity. Governor Won't Seek Pennsylvania Pledges NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Rockefeller has promised he will not attempt lo seek commitments from Pennsylvania's 64 delegalos lo the Republican national convention "without consulting and agreeing with" the stale's governor, William W. Scranlon. Rockefeller says, however, that he will woo Pennsylvania Republicans in his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. Rockefeller, who mcl wilh Scranton for 80 minutes here Thursday, agreed wilh Ihe idea of an uncommitted Pennsylvania delegation, conceding the necessily for party unity in Hie slate. Scranlon said before the meeting he hoped to keep his slate's ilclegation neutral until the convention opens in July. Scranlon contends a primary clcclion fight [or his stale's delegates would disrupt party unity in Pennsylvania, where Democrats are in the majority. Scranton says he will seek a similar commitment from Sen. Barry Goklwatcr of Arizona, considered the fronlrunner for (he presidential nomination, fioldwalcr, who hasn't an- no'unccd as a candidalc, has said he can't control bis supporters in Pennsylvania. Rockefeller, only announced candidate (or the nomination, said Hial he will enter Ihe Pennsylvania primary election but only lo lest his popularity and the result will not be binding on delegates. Rockefeller and Scranton disclosed Iheir. agreement at a news conference after their meeting. Shared, Services Are Considered The advantages lo the CanaiHlaigua School district, should il join the Board of Cooperative Services of the Ontario-Seneca Supervisory District, were discussed last night al a special board meeting in Hie elementary school. John K. Loveless, Clifton Springs, district superintendent briefly outlined Ihe sen-ice offered by the cooperative board 1 and answered questions Irom Canandaigua board members. · He- explained Ihat all the schools belonging lo the cooper- alive services get logclher to "share" (ho services of teachers. In lire past 10 years, schools in the two-county district have shared 22 teachers. Total cost was $145,000 of which $12,000 Ontario County Spending Below State Average State Comptroller Arthur Levitt today released a report on counly government expenditures in 1562 which slwws only five of the 57 counties outside N'cw York City s[)cnt less money per resident than Ontario Coun- ly. According to Ihe report, the average expenditure per resident for "regular counly government" in 1962 was 557. The expenditure in Ontario Counly was $43.15. Hamilton Leads Hamilton County in the Adirondack Country was the leader in expenditures per resident with a figure of $236. Levitt said the high cosl in this county "reflects Hie high proportion of real properly taxes paid on State forest lands." lowest expenditure per resident was in Dutchcss County in the soulheaslern section of the stale..The expenditure per resident was §32. Expenditures per person in some of the counties surrounding Ontario were: Seneca -861.21; Yates -- $58.10; Wayne-$48.87; Livingslon -- 560.20; and Monroe -- $66.87. Complrollcr's Report The comparisons of county expenditures are based on the comptroller's Annual Report on Muncipal A f f a i r s for 1062 transactions of all local governments. Levitt said, "The variation among counties reflects, lo a greal exlent, the scope of some which administer entire welfare operations in conlrasl lo others which permit cilics and towns to snslain responsibilities for some or all welfare programs." 'No Conclusion's Ontario Counly budget officer Sidney Thomas, supervisor from Gorham, when informed of Ihe report by Levilt, said, "There are too many factors involved in a rc]»rl of (his type to draw any conclusions regarding the significance of a comparison of expenditures per person in coun- ly governments. "Without more information than is available in the report, I could not comment on the meaning of Ontario County's standing in Ihe list of counties or ils expenditure per person compared wilh Ihe slale-widc average." Philip J, Rowley, chairman of Ihc county board, echoed the scnlimenls of Thomas. "I can't sec t h a i this report is an indication of anything in particular. There are loo many variables in Ihe needs and services of county governments lo be able to draw conclusions from the comptroller's report." was for. .administrative epsls, the balance was for the salaries of (he teachers. Loveless said. He gave as examples the sharing of Lee A. Carey, audiovisual director, 'by the Bloomfield and Victor schools; of Robert Saltzer, agricultural instructor, by lire Red .lackcl and Victor schools; Kathleen Neuhard, art instructor, by liie Bloomfield - Uoneoyc schools and a speech instructor, Irene Copper, by Clifton Springs - Red Jacket schools. ' 10 Participants At the present lime there are 10 schools participating in the service, according to ixvelcss. Prior to Ibis year, schools in city districts were ineligible In join this type of service. Hpw- ever. Hie legislature last year passed a law which permits any school district having a population of less than 125,000 to lie- come a memljcr of cooperative sen-ices, Loveless said. "The m a i n advantage t o schools in belonging to the Cooperative services." Loveless said, "is the amount of stale aid received for.these services. As an example: should a school need an additional teacher, as for French, but docs not require a full time teacher five days a week, as a member nf the Supervisory District lliis school would share lire cost of Hie teacher's salary with another school in the district and 77 per cent of the cost would be re- lurncd lliroiiEh state aid. Ill-Service Training "At the present Ihnr. at Hie request of several teachers, the Cooperative ' Services offer in- service (raining in French, and modern mathematics, and will, after Thanksgiving, include chemistry, stressing Ihc new approach in leaching," Loveless said. The cost to each school is based on (he amounl of services they require, plus administrative charges. Loveless said thai he foresees no large increase in the Administrative costs for Ihc ncxl 10 years. "We may need arldifitmnl clerical heln as more schools join the Services, which would increase the ndminfttra- live costs slightly." he said. Canandaigua SchnnT Hoard members arc csnccially interested in the nnssibilities of offering a vocational industrial eo- oneralive program fnr juniors and seniors al Cnnandaisua Academy. This wotikl involve the need for a coordinalor. Hoard members q u e s Honed Loveless if such a program could be included in next year's en-ices. Interest Seen Certain Loveless answered that he is finite certain that oilier schools in the district wnnM "verv dcfinilcly be intereslcd in such (Continued on Page 3, Col. 2) U. S. Officials Feel Viet Nam Regime Must Provide 'Proof 2nd Russian Diplomatic CorpsExpelledFromCongo LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo (AP) - The Congolese government is expelling Hie .Soviet diplomatic mission from Leopoldville for Ihc second time in three years but Premier Cyrille Adoula says lie is not severing diplomatic relations with Moscow The Premier charged the Russians Thursday with subversive dealings witli anliguvernmenl exiles across Hie Congo River --Sin neighunring Brazzaville*. Adoula set no deadline for Soviet Ambassador Sergei Xetnt- cbina and bis !00-membev mission to leave Ixil t h a t the Russians probably would 1» given 48 hours. Adoula said bis government Soviets Accuse US. Of Making Autobahn Rules . .MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union accused the United States today of trying to make the rules for Soviet policing of Western convoy traffic on Hie licr- aulobahn. The Russians warned tiiey would not permit this. A Russian note to the U. S. government rejected an American protest over the stalling of a U.S. Army convoy for 42 hours Nov. 4-5 because Hie Americans refused to dismount from their vehicles and be counted. Tlic Soviet reply renewed Hie threat of mere interference with Allied troop convoys on the 110- mile lifeline highway between West Rcrlin and West Germany. The Allies insist they have the right to move on Hie autobahn as they like. The Kremlin note said: "The claims of the American aiillmr- itics to establish at their discretion Hie range of duties and manner of. action of Soviet representatives at the checkpoint in checking American servicemen are in general absolutely untenable." Since Ocl. 1(1 [tie Russians have held up three American convoys and one British convoy at Soviet checkpoints on the autobahn because the convoy commanders refused to allow their men to be counted. The Western Allies said their long-established procedure was to permit their troops to dismount for a Soviet licadcount only if more than 30 men were aboard, not counting drivers and co-drivers. The Western Powers spelled out this procedure to the Soviet Union Oct. 29. During the six-week period since Oct. 10. a number of other allied convoys with less t h a n 30 passengers have made the autobahn trip will] interference. w i l l consider the credentials of any new diplomats Hie Soviets might want to send. There was no immediate Mos- vow reaction to Ihc expulsion order. Adoula said lie did not have sufficient proof to support charges by members of his government that oilier Communist bloc nations and the United Arab Republic also were trying to subvert bis government. The expulsion order c:ime two days a f t e r two Soviet diplomats were manhandled and arrested on their return from Brazzaville, the capital of the Congo Republic. Officials said documents found on them proved "irrefutably" thai they bad been in contact with antigovernmcnt exiles, led by Cbrislophc Gbenyc, head of a Limnimbist group, and Andre Lubaya, a Kasai extremist leader implicated in a recent plot to arcst or murder mem- l)cr.s of Adoula's government. Adoula said he had ordered the relase of the Iwo Soviet diplomats, embassy counsellor Boris Voronin and press attache Yuri Miakolnykh, and of Renik Beknazar - JuJibachev, correspondent of the Soviet Novosti news agency who was arrested early Thursday. A Congolese escort hustled Voronin alxjard an airliner for Brussels Thursday n i g h t . The correspondent was released and v-illi his wife took refuge in Hie the em- wont of Miakotnykh and had not been informed of Voronin's departure. Voronin arrived unannounced in Brussels this morning and an employe of the Soviet government Aerofiot airlines had to inform the Soviet Embassy of liis presence. Embassy representatives kept him from newsmen u n t i l lie look a Soviet Affairs Going 'Reasonably,' 7 Is Consensus WASHINGTON (AP) _ Top U.S. officials who assessed the imst-cotip situation in South Viet Nam reportedly concluded the new military regime still must prove it can win support of the Vietnamese peasants. Administration officials who met in Honolulu | wo ( | :lvs ;lg() with American diplomatic and military leaders from South Viet Nam agreed cauliotisly that things are going reasonably well so far. Sources f a m i l i a r with what went on at the Hawaii conferences indicated the report to President Kennedy is unlikely to call for any sharp policy changes. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, who was among those taking part in Ihc Honolulu talks, will meet Sunday afternoon with President Kennedy at i t l i c chief executive's country place in Virginia. The ambassador s original report may have a bearing on any decision regarding Ihc timing of possible recognition of the Saigon mili- lary regime. The views that Kennedy even- 'ally gels from all of ilie lop participants in the Hawaii meeting are expected to sum up ihjs consensus: Soviet Embassy. But bassy said it had tut airliner to hours later. Moscow several Pierce Tells Board More Police Needed A need for added personnel in Hie city police department | and a request for an improved telephone system in the fire houses w e r e among items brought before Hie board of health and public safely last nigh I. The result of the first request was lhal the board is recommending to Hie common council that Police Chief Lee \V. Pierecc be allowed lo utilize special police officers on a part time basis Hie rest of Ibis monlh and during December. Tiie council has on the (able a request to "reinstate" former patrolman Walter Kurzcjcski lo the force lo replace Durlon Bell I who resigned (his month. Chief I Pierce indicated last nighl the I special police would be used'. until a permanent appointment could be made lo fill Ihc vacan-, cy left by Rell. Police Commissioner C. B., TallinTM, c h a i r m a n of the board of health and public safety, told I Pierce, "I have no objection lo "your request, hut since we were criticized at one lime by a grand jury for using special police, I would want full coun- cil approval of (he request." Pierce replied. "One reason we were criticized by Hie grand jury was that we were using special police when we had a list of eligible applicants for appointment lo thi? force. This is not the case now. We do not have such a list of eligibility." Civil Service regulations require lhal city policemen must be appointed from a list of applicants who have taken examinations for the position. The next such cxnm is scheduled lo lie given in February. Until lhal lime, Hie city has no applicants from which it can draw to fill any vacancies which may exist in Ihc department. Chief Pierce also asked the board last nighl to re-appoint Gerald Rout lo Hie rank of scr- geanl. float received a provisional appointment to that rank last April. The appointment was lo have been for six months.. Last night. Pierce reported. "Real's provisional appointment will be up in Dcccmljcr and we cannot give a civil service exam for sergeants u n t i l May. I request t h a t Hie lioard re-appoint (Continue)] on I'age 3, Col. 2) lu The signs are promising but ii may take six months to tell vvhetlier Ilie overthrow of the Diem regime has brought victory in Ihe anti-Communist war closer. U.S. officials do not expect a Democratic regime patterned after Hie American image to emerge in South Viet .Yarn. I his, they believe, is not realistic. What (hey are hoping for is a government ttial foreswears brutality and repression -- ami hopefully the military junl-i seems to Iw lending in t h a i direction. The Honolulu meeting was (old lhal Ihe peasants who make' up Ihe hulk of South Viel Nam's 14-million population slill are apathetic. : It long has been a cornerstone of U.S. policy t h a t the war againsl Communist insurgents infesting Smith Vicl Nam cannot be won w i t h o u t tlie backing the peasants. Upper Plains Hit By Cold By THE ASSOCIATE!) IniCSS Cold weather, w i t h snow, sleet ami freezing rain, spread across wide areas in the Upper Plains region today but unseasonably mild temperatures continued in Hie major p a i l of Hie nation. The core of the cold air frorr Cnmidii centered in western North nnkola and eastern Mont a n a , wilft temperatures near zero. Light snow fell in most of the Dakotas. Montana, western and central Nebraska, parls of Wyoming and eastern Colorado. Hazardous driving conditions wore reported in Hie wet belt while livestock warnings were issued by Hie Weather Bureau. Sleel and freezing rain and rain mixed with snow also created dangerous driving conditions in areas casl of the cold belt. | Showers and thunderstorms [broke out in the moisl warm air which spread from the Gulf into Hie nation's midscction. The mild air also covered mns j a r e A s in Hie eastern h a l f 1 nation with temperatures fcu above seasonal levels.

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