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^ OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 51 OTTAWA, KANSAS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Believe Iraqi Premier Slain In Rebel Victory Nasser's Friends Are In Command BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Army rebels leading a pro-Nasser revolt crushed Premier Abdel Karim Kassem's regime in Iraq today. Their forces captured his well-guarded Defense Ministry, and more than 600 soldiers surrendered, broadcasts from Baghdad said. Earlier broadcasts said: "Wei have destroyed the tyrant," but Kassem's fate was not definitely established. Announcement that the Defense Ministry had been captured at 5:30 p.m. followed a report hours earlier that rebel planes and tanks had demolished the Defense Ministry and "destroyed his (Kassem's) dirty rule." "We announce to you, to the people and to the army, that our forces entered the Ministry of Defense at 5:30 p.m. and that all resistance ceased," said tonight's communique, signed by the "commander of the battalions attacking the strongholds of treason." "Our forces are now mopping up the stronghold," it added. Baghdad radio called for doctors to rush to the city's hospitals to treat wounded. Planes strafed the Defense Ministry up until four hours before its fall was announced. The brown brick Defense Ministry, where the 48-year-old premier worked and often slept, is in the heart of Baghdad. A telephone report from the Iraqi capital said there was so much fighting in the streets during the morning that it was impossible to move about. Hie commander of the troops attacking the ministry was identified as paratroop Col. Abdel Kerim Mustafa Nasrat. Baghdad radio communiques named the head of the revolutionary command as Col. Abdel Kerim Mustafa. It was not clear whether the leader of the attack was the same man. Mustafa is believed to be a former paratroop commander. In Tehran, the Iranian government said it had received word from the Iraqi capital that Kassem had been killed. Turkey's semiofficial Anatolian news agency also reported him assassinated. The Turkish agency reported 19 army generals arrested. A Beirut resident who reached Baghdad by telephone, however, said he was told Baghdad residents believed Kassem was still alive. The British Embassy in Baghdad reported to London that junior officers had risen against Kassem's police state regime but did not confirm immediately the report that the premier had been assassinated. "The population of Baghdad itself is quiet," the embassy's first messages to London said. Baghdad Radio announced all Iraq's borders—with Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iran—were closed. All Iraqi airports also were closed. The rebels, calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command, announced that a national guard had been set up under an army colonel 1 identified as Abdel Kerim Mustafa. The council pledged to respect the United Nations charter and international agreements, to follow a nonalignment policy abroad and a policy of democracy at home. "The new movement," a com- munique said, "will work to increase our financial potential and guarantee that oil will continue to flow abroad." Between communiques the rebel-held radio played patriotic songs of President Carnal Abdel Nasser's United Arab Republic with which Kassem had carried on a bitter feud. Another broadcast assured all foreigners in Iraq their lives and properties would be protected. The rebels said they were rising against imperialism in the name of Arab brotherhood. Kassem voiced similar sentiments on July 14, 1958, when he seized power in an army revolt in which pro-Western King Faisal U, his uncle, Crown Prince Abdul Dan and Premier Nuri Said wert killed. Voices on the radio chanted "union, union" in an apparent cry for union with Nasser and the U.A.R. The broadcasts gave indications that the rebels' control was not complete. Communiques and statement." urged the people to fight on the streets for the revolt. * * * ABDEL KARIM KASSEM Believed assassinated. Below Zero In Northeast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A cold wave overspread the northeast today, jolting New York City with a windy, cutting 2 below zero. The Arctic blast, swept southeastward off Canada's Laurentian uplands on winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour, swung across New England and New York to the Atlantic Ocean beaches. Extremes included -28 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H.; -27 at Owls Head in New York's Adirondacks, and -14 at Albany and Binghamton, N.Y. New York City's reading was the lowest since Feb. 2, 1961, but not a record low for the date, -7 in 1934. The new surge followed two days of relatively mild weather. Boston's temperature was 1 below, Hartford, Conn., had -7. It was -2 in Newark, N.J. Providence was 5 above. Little easing was expected during the day, with New York City's high expected to be around 10; and a cold, cold night was in prospect Upstate New York's subzero wave was severe, but not as uncommon as the coastal cold bite. Temperatures included -2? at Canton, -18 at Oneonta and Massena, -13 at Syracuse, and -4 at Buffalo. Other interior temperatures in the Northeast included -17 at Kinnelon, N.J., -18 at Burlington, Vt., -11 at Rumford, Maine. The cold push overflowed much of western Pennsylvania where Dubois had -8 and Pittsburgh -2. In contrast, the Far Western limits of the northern plains, often the nation's hardest bitten by cold, had some springlike morning marks in the upper 30s and 40s. Rapid City, S.D., reported 42. Boot Reds, Too WASHINGTON (AP)- The State Department said today the new revolutionary command which has seized power in Iraq appears to be "anti-Communist." A military coup in Iraq toppled the government of Premier Abdel Karim Kassem today and a new government was proclaimed. The 400 U.S. citizens in Iraq apparently escaped injury. "The first official act of the new revolutionary command," the department reported, "was to purge known Communists from the officer corps along with Kassem's intimates and members of the former Council of State." Giving this assessment of the situation, press officer Lincoln White said the revolt probably was set off by Kassem's action last week in retiring 58 nationalist officers and replacing many of them with pro-Communists. Floods In Europe As The Ice Melts LONDON (AP)—Flood damage mounted in Western Europe today as a thaw spread across the Continent. Greece and Yugoslavia were hardest hit, but several British counties were threatened. In Greece, 12,000 villagers were evacuated to higher ground from the area north of Salonika. Villages were flooded after the River Axious burst its bank. Parts of Yugoslavia were in chaos as flood waters swirled through villages and across agricultural land, carrying large ice blocks. General mobilization of the population was ordered around Stalac, in Serbia, to help fight the floods. The thaw melted the snows which have buried Western Europe for weeks. Heavy rain lashed southwest France, sending avalanches crashing on to roads. One avalanche fell on a snow plow, killing one man and injuring two. Strasbourg was the only major French city still freezing. The temperature there was 25 degrees. Southwest England braced itself for serious floods as river levels rose with the melting snows. Helicopters and amphibious vehicles stood by. The thaw spread slowly across most of Germany and Austria. Southern winds melted the snows in western Austria and brought a danger of avalanches. But Vienna was still under snow with a temperature averaging 23 degrees. Italy got steadily warmer except in Trentino Province, in the north, where a new cold wave was reported. Plan Senior Life-Saving Course Dick Peters, director of athletics at Ottawa University, will begin teaching a senior Red Cross life - saving course in the near future, it was announced today. Persons interested in the course are to meet at Wilson Field House at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. Later a life - saving instructors' course is to be offered at Ottawa University and it will be required that those taking the instructors' course shall have passed the senior life-saving course. SHOW BUSINESS — Conferring during "Breath of Spring" tryouts last night at Youth Center are (from left) Mrs. Sylvia Fogle, president of Ottawa Community Theater Players, Inc.; Mrs. Ruth Lathrop Kirven, director; Mrs. Marlcne Kraft, as- sistant director, and Mrs. Helen Pickens, producer. Three-act comedy, with cast of eight, will be presented in Memorial Auditorium March 28, 29 and 30. (Herald Photo) Some Roads Are Slick TOPEKA (AP) - A few slick highway areas in parts of extreme eastern Kansas were reported today by the state Highway Commission. The icy conditions were not general. The only reports of possibly hazardous conditions reported are. U. S. 69—Slick from La Cygne north. U. S. 169—Slick north of Colony. U. S. 75 —Slick north and south of Burlington. U. S. 50—Slick in spots from Emporia east. JPH Articles In Moscow Newspaper MOSCOW, (AP) - The English language weekly newspaper Moscow News reprinted today parts of a series of articles on the Soviet Union by John P. Harris of Hutchinson (Kan.) News. Harris was among a group of American news executives who visited the Soviet Union last year. The Moscow News used about a column of Harris observations and preceded it with an introduction which listed his paper as "The Hatchinson News, Kansas City, USA." The introduction said: "It is obvious that Mr. Harris was viewing Soviet reality from the point of view of a man who knows very little about it. He virtually discovered anew a lot of things which are a traditional part of our life. There were many things he apparently did not understand because the world he is used to deal with is a world of bourgeois standards. However, some of his observations may interest our readers." * * * In Herald The series by Harris was printed in The Ottawa Herald. Would License Produce Buyers TOPEKA (AP)-A bill aimed at fly-by-night produce buyers who fail to settle their accounts was introduced today in the Kansas House by Speaker Charles Arthur, R-Manhattan. The bill would require brokers and commission merchants dealing in agriculture commodities to obtain licenses and post bonds. Arthur said his bill was prompted by incidents which have occurred in the egg business. He said outof-state buyers have come into Kansas, obtained eggs from farmers and left the state again without paying for the eggs. He said in one instance an out- of-state buyer left without paying for $25.00 worth of eggs. Three other bills and a resolution were introduced before the House adjourned for the weekend. One would make a general exception in the law limiting the cost of state purchased vehicles to $2,000. The exception would be for station wagons and Highway Patrol and Kansas Bureau of Investigation cars which could cost up to $2,400. A bill by the House Labor Committee is a copy of a minimum wage proposal introduced unsuc cessfully in the Legislature two years ago. It would set a mini- mum of 75 cents an hour. Agrl- ultureal workers would be e* epted. A bill by the Ways and Meant Committee would make salaries within the unclassified service of ie state subject to approval by he state Finance Council with ertain exceptions. The exceptions would be employes under the tate Board of Regents, the Supreme Court, and the Legislature. The House State Affairs Committee recommended adoption of a proposal to submit a constitutional amendment which would remove the limit of two consectt- tive terms upon service of sheriffs. New Store Hours — 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday at your friendly A&P Food Store, ILL S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas. Adv. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Cool And Foggy TOPEKA (AP)—Fog and cool, moist air hung over eastern Kansas for the third day in a row today and no change is indicated through Saturday. Western Kansas is remaining clear to partly cloudy. Barnett On Trial, Not Mississippi LAST DAY AT PLANT - Earl Connor, «5, ill N. Oak, reaches for another can of milk to inspect as he fudthtt his last day of work after 38 yean at Bennett Creamery. Connor, • milk grader, retired yesterday. (Herald Photo) If Retires After 38 Years Earl A. Connor, 604 N. Oak, completed 38 years of service with the Bennett Creamery yesterday afternoon and went home to make plans for a trip and visits with "the kids." Connor began working for the creamery in 1925 as a milk grader, a position he held through the years until yesterday. He was born in Oklahoma in 1898, came to Ottawa in 1906 at the age of eight and attended schools here. He and his wife, wife, Maude, were married in 1924. The next year he started work at Bennett's. Prior to that time he worked in a local top shop and in a grocery store. Connor did not say when he and Mrs. Connor would take their trip, but it will take them from the northwest to the southeast corners of the country and to the Great Lakes. Mr. and Mrs. Connor have four children: Earl Dean, Chicago; A. L., Rome, Ga.; Mrs. Dale Strider, Hartselle, Ala. and Esther Connor, Everett, Wash. NEW ORLEANS (AP)-The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today Mississippi could not accept any blame in the contempt of court proceedings against Gov. Ross Barnett and Lt. Gov. Paul B. Johnson. "The court has ruled the state cannot claim anything," Chief Judge Elbert P. Turtle said, "but the state has not waived its right to make additional motions along this line." Garner W. Green, a Mississippi special assistant attorney general had argued that Barnet's acts in the Mississippi desegregation crisis last fall "were the acts of the state." He said the slate "stands before this court as the one responsible for what was done." Judge Griffin B. Bell of Atlanta leaned forward and asked: "Are you claiming that Barnetl is Mississippi?" Green answered: "Exactly." Judge Richard T. Rives, ol Montgomery, Ala., then asked: "You are willing to risk a sentence against Mississippi . . . fine?" Green: "Yes. It's the duty of the state to be here." The exchange came in the opening minutes of the hearing on criminal contempt charges against Barnett and Lt, Gov Paul B. Johnson Jr. The charges grew out of Bamett's and John son's efforts to block Negro James H. Meredith's enrollmem at the University of Mississippi. Barnett and Johnson, both con victed of civil contempt last year, were not present. Pilot Gave Life To Save Others SAIGON South Viet Nam (AP) —A U.S. Air Force man who survived Wednesday's crash of a B26 fighter said today the pilot of the plane sacrificed his life to permit him and a Vietnamese observer to bail out of the doomed aircraft. Lt. James E. Johnson, 28, Wintor Haven, Fla., who was picked up by a rescue helicopter after spending about 48 hours in the jungle, told reporters on arrival here "I sincerely believe" that Maj. James R. O'Neill, 40, Huntington Station, N.Y., "saved my life." O'Neill's body was found in the wreckage of the plane, which went down 260 miles northeast of here with the plane's third occupant, aspirant chief warrant offi- Icer Dien Dinh Thoung. I Johnson appeared in good con- dition but later Air Force official said he complained of pains in his ribs and was sent to a hos pital for a checkup. Thoung suffered a left eye in jury when his parachute hit a tree. He had the eye covered will bandage. When asked what caused th plane crash, Johnson said, "We don't know." He said he got stuck as he wa preparing to bail out. He added "We had only 15 seconds to ge out" but O'Neill "held the plan straight to allow us to get out. Johnson said he bailed out first followed by Thoung. O'Neill didn have a chance to leave the plane Johnson went on, because by th time Thoung bailed out, the plane was almost ready to hit a moun tain. Jt Tauy's Toot If Barnett is the State of Mississippi it might be well just to put the whole thing behind bars. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Friday—2 (x) For February—10 For 1963—33 Comparable 1962 period—43 (x) Two previously unreported ! atalities from January. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST-Cloudy and foggy through Saturday with drizzle or freezing drizzle and possibly a few snowflakes. Lows tonight around 30. KANSAS FORECAST-Partiy cloudy and colder west; cloudy with occasional drizzle east tonight and Saturday. Drizzle turning to light snow east Saturday. One or two inches of snow likely to accumulate extreme northeast late tonight and Saturday. Low tonight in 20s. High Saturday near 30 north- cast to 35 to 40 southwest. .... FIVE-DAY OUTLOOK-Temp- or a lures Saturday through Wed* nesday will average near nor* nial in west and 2 to 5 degrees below normal in east with minor day to day changes. Normal highs in 40s; Normal low hi teens west to 20s south. Precipitation will average about .10 of an inch, occurring mostly near first of week. High temperature yesterday. 34: low today. 30; high year ago today, 42; loir year ago today, 25; record high thli date, 70 In 1953 and 1954; record low this date, 16 below zero in 1899; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending I a.m., today: » a. m 31 9 p. m 33 10 a. in 30 10 p. m 33 11 a. m 31 11 p. m 33 Noon 32 Midnight 31 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. in. 4 p. m, 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. .32 .33 .33 .34 .33 .32 32 32 m. m. m. m. m. ro. m. .31 I a. m. .a* * New Store Houn — »:M to 8:08 p.m. Monday thru Stiitf day at your frieadly AftP AM* Store, 111 S. Hickory, ~^"^

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