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Thursday, September 13, 1962
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. The Weather Montgomery: Partly cloudy md continued hot Scattered afternoon and evening thundershow-ers. Predicted high 98, low 75. Wednesday's high 97, low 75. (Details, Weather Map, Page 2A.) HEWS PLASHES By Telephone Direct From Newsroom Of Advertiser-Journal Dial 265-8246 135th Year-No. 220 Full Day. NlftX and gandaj gerrtca Br The Associated Preii Montgomery, Ala., Thursday Morning, September 13, 1962 56 Pages Price 5 Cents le "itwttfi JFK Asks Bold Step Into Space President Asserts Nation Must Gain Unquestioned Lead ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) - Presi dent Kennedy wound up an exhaustive two-day tour of space installations Wednesday insisting that this nation can't afford to be anything less than first in space. "Here at McDonnell Aircraft Corp., producer of space capsules the President got another secret briefing on how this country hopes to put the first man on the moon and bring him back. I Rarely in two days has any nonscientist had so much detailed and complicated information thrown at him in such unremitting doses. GROGGY BUT PLEASED The President finished the high-level cram course a bit groggy, but pleased. Possibly the highlight of the trip came earlier Wednesday in Houston when he got a first-hand demonstration of how the moon trip may be made. j "We must be bold and daring and unflinching," Kennedy said.' Whereupon he was taken on a guided tour by five of the nation's astronauts, who have bold, daring, and unflinching plans for getting a U.S. spaceman to the moon first. Only by winning the space race, Kennedy contended, can this na tion be sure outer space will not be filled with weapons of mass destruction. ASTRONAUT TUTORS Astronauts Virgil I. Grissom.i M. Scott Carpenter, John H. Glenn Jr., Donald K. Slayton and Alan B. Shepard Jr. were Kennedy's tutors Wednesday. On Tuesday in Cape Canaveral, Fla., he was instructed by the other two, Walter M. Shirra Jr. and Le- mv flnrrtnn Pnnnpr Jr - ... ' , . Kennedy came out to look at pro posed models of the strange ships designed to take a man to the moon and back again. Slayton, for example, took the President inside the Apollo moon After a lengthy private briefingj "eunesuay were siw quizzing per-t , MonnoH sn-ixwraf Tontor isons who visited Dr. Robert A. shot command ship. Even though! the 61-year-old spy who died Tues-it is huge compared with past day in Hillington Hospital, spacecraft, Kennedy had a bit of Soblen, a psychiatrist who trouble climbing in and out. Pos- spied for the Russians in World sibly he is ever mindful of his War n, took an overdose of drugs bad back. i to escape deportation to the MODEL SHOWN jUnited States last Thursday, Shepard showed the President a lapsed into unconsciousness and model of a proposed lunar landing vehicle, a strange contraption that looks a little like an old-fashioned, monstrous home pressure cooker. At the end, Kennedy was given a small model of the Apollo com mand ship and, in expressing his thanks, he kept using one word:! Police combed through the list! "Extraordinary." 'of people who had called on That a man can go to the moon' Soblen or sent him food. Their and return in the next five or six names were not disclosed. years well, the President said, J There was no official comment "this indicates how far and how i on speculation in some London (See KENNEDY, Page 2A) jnewspapers that Soviet agents Anti-Castro Group Plans Big Operation In 20 Days MIAMI, Fla. (AP)-Members of Alpha 66, secret anti-Castro or- ganization that says it machine-gunned three vessels in Cuban waters this week, reported Wednesday it is planning a bigger operation. "We have another action coming in 20 days, much bigger than this," one of the group said. He did not divulge the nature of the proposed strike, but added: "We are preparing everything now for the next action. 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Eddins (standing) of Marengo and Sumter counties; Roland Cooper (seated at left) of Monroe and Wilcox counties, and H. B. Taylor, who represents Butler, Conecuh and Covington counties. The conferences will continue at the Bell Building offices of Wallace & Wallace Thursday with a new contingent of upper house lawmakers. The governor-to-be will meet with House members starting next week. VISITORS Soblerfs Drug Sources Sought LONDON (AP) Detectives of' Scotland Yard's special branch! IT 1 I t!!1 : ' Soblen in prison before he swallowed a dose of smuggled barbiturates. ! An official of the home office said the investigation should soon be completed in the case of never recovered. In the hunt to find out how aoDien oDiainea me arugs in urix - iim fuauii ueicwuvcs uave saus- lieu uiemseives me arugs were not stolen from prison medical stocks. connections inside Cuba, and communications apparatus. This time it will be bigger and better." Alpha 66 members said the Monday raid which damaged one British and two Cuban vessels anchored off the northern coast was just a beginning. Havana ra dio announced that a British and a Cuban boat had been shelled by a "pirate boat" and blamed the United States. Alpha 66 has headquarters in Puerto Rico. In Washington, press officer Joseph Reap told newsmen Wednesday "Apparently that's one of hundreds of Cuban exile groups." He said about 200,000 refugees from the Castro regime in Cuba are scattered around the Caribbean. BRANCHES IN MAJOR CITD2S As to the attacks on the ships, Reap said, "We do not know where the alleged attack came from but we are looking into it." "We have no information about this organization except what has appeared in the press," he added. "In Miami, we have only mem bers who help financially," t spokesman said. He added there are branches in Chicago, New York and Washington. The next strike will be called "Operation Miami," in honor of financial supporters here, mem bers said. This week's raid cost $15,000, they said. "The money came from people everywhere. Every contributor gets a letter acknowledging re ceipt of the money, and a letter after each operation explaining just how the money was spent." A certified public accountant In Puerto Rico handles the money, the Alpha 66 group said. Alpha 66 members do not per mit use of their names. QUIZZED- smuggled the drugs to the spy. but one Scotland Yard official who attended Soblen's autopsy yesterday told newsmen that charges are likely to b brought soon. What the charges would be was not clear since Soblen's death was caused not directly by the over-! dose but an accompanying brain damage, according to the doctor who attended him. A charge of abetting suicide under British law carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment. Soblen's widow, Dina, who flew from New York to his side after her husband poisoned him self, was reported "a little bit better" after collapsing from shock at his death. Navy Planes In Collision, . 2 Fliers Die MILTON, Fla. (AP) - A Whit-! ing Field instructor and his sto dent pilot were killed Wednesday when their trainer plane collided with another. The first plane went down in a wooded area about four miles southwest of Castleberry, in ex treme south Alabama. The sec ona lost one-naii ot a wing in the collision, but managed to fly to the Brewton, Ala., airport. The Navy identified the dead as Lt. Charles A. Morris, 27, of McAlester, Okla., and Naval Ca det Richard H. Forman of He- mut, Calif. A Navy spokesman said their plane lost a wing in the collision and plunged to earth. There was no indication how the two collided. The Navy said tve propellor- driven T28 trainer planes col lided at about 15,000 feet while flying individual training flights from Whiting Field, an auxiliary of the Pensacola Naval Air Sta tion. Lt. Theron B. Calkin, of Mil ton and Princeton, N.J., instruc tor on the second plane, and Nav al Aviation Cadet James E. Kra mer, Simms, Mont., escaped In jury. HIMALAYAN THRUST Red Chinese Surround NEW DELHI (AP) - Red Chinese troops have entered northeast India and surrounded an Indian outpost on the lofty, forbidding Himalayan trails used by the Dalai Lama In his escape from the Chinese captors of Tibet, authoritative sources said Wednesday. The Chinese in the past four years have penetrated and withdrawn from the area three times previously. An informed source said the Indian outpost of 30 Assam riflemen was surrounded Tuesday by 10 times as many Chinese a mile Firm Racial Stand Hailed By Wallace By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov.-Nominate George Wallace Wednesday pictured incoming members of t h e legislature as men willing to "stand up strong" with him in his defiance of fed' eral integration threats. Wallace told a group of Demo' cratic nominees for the State Senate: "Members of the Senate I have talked to are in agreement on the basic problems we face. Every single member of the Sen ate I have talked to is emphatic in his desire to stand up strong on the questions I emphasized so much in the campaign. He referred to his declared in' tent to disobey any federal court order to desegregate the schools and to "stand in the schoolhouse door" if need be to keep Negroes out of white classrooms. SERIES OF TALKS The gubernatorial nominee whose only opponent in the November election is a politically unknown candidate also denounced federal judges as "lousy" during the campaign last spring. and said, "If you stand up to them, they'll back down every time. Wallace conferred with 10 mem' bers of the incoming Senate at his office Wednesday, continuing a series of talks begun Tuesday in Birmingham. He spoke briefly at a luncheon. The former Clayton, Ala., cir cuit judge promised that the com ing four years will see "an administration of executive and legislative teamwork," and ac knowledged that the legislature more than any other factor will have the responsibility to solve "many of our problems. Except for the luncheon appear-(See WALLACE, Page 2A Negro Dead At 115; Civil War Veteran LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Robert Nicholls, a Negro who claimed to be 115 years old, died here Wednesday. He had been a patient in a county hospital since 1958. Hospital authorities said Nichols told them he was born in 1847 and that was the date listed on an insurance policy taken out by him in W43. The aged Negro had said he was a slave boy of 13 when the Civil War began and that when he was 17 he joined the fighting, inside territory India has long claimed and occupied. Unconfirmed reports reaching here said the Chinese disarmed the Indians and then marched nine miles farther into Indian territory. There was no indication of any fighting. Conflicting reports indicated the Chinese might be pushing toward the Buddhist Monastery town of istry officials refused to give a Towang, 15 miles inside Indianiclear description of the situation territory. It was at Towang that the fugitive Tibetan god king emerged on his flight from Lhasa anders Nomination TREATED UNFAIRLY? Steel Firms Win Senate Sympathy WASHINGTON AP) production figures from the nation's big steel firms were urged Wednesday not to insist. To provide the figures, a steel company spokesman said, would make matters worse for an industry beset by dwindling Solons Vote To Expand War Claims WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate, by voice vote, passed a bill Wednesday to expand the categories of losses for which World War II damage claims can be made. The action came after the Senate added some categories to the House-passed bill and by a 47-24 vote tied to the multimillion-dollar measure long-sought permis sion for the government to sell the General Aniline & Film Corp, For years the government has tried to get rid of General Aniline, seized in 1942 as German- owned property, but has been barred by law from doing so be cause of 14-year-old litigation over ownership of its $180-million as sets. LOSS LISTED The legislation now goes back to the House for action on various amendments, including the one dealing with the controversial General Aniline problem. The House had dealt with this issue by separate legislation identical with the Senate amendment. The bill, as passed by the House on Aug. 8, would permit U.S. cit izens to file claims for the follow ing losses: Property in Germany and Eastern Europe and in areas of the Far East attacked by Japan that was damaged as a direct result of war action. Shipping losses resulting from military action. Net losses of insurers of war irisk. shipping. FRIENDLY TO ALLIES Death, injury or property losses suffered by civilian passen gers on ships attacked on the high seas before Dec. 11, 1941, the date on which Germany declared war on the United States. The Senate amendments adopt ed included these: 1. By Sen. Paul H. Douglas, D- 111., to make eligible for payment claims of U.S. citizens or persons in the process of becoming a citi zen but who were citizens of a foreign country during World War II. To qualify, they must have been citizens of a nation friendly to the Allies in the war and im-: (See CLAIMS, Page 2A) Dunn Held Over Without Bond Edward F. Dunn, 29-year-old airman charged with the first-desree murder of his ex-wife. waived preliminary hearing in Recorder's Court Wednesday and was bound over to the grand jury without bond. No testimony was heard in the brief arraignment proceedings before Judge D. Eugene Loe. Dunn, who is stationed at Maxwell AFB, shot and killed Shirley Dunn Sept. 4 while the pair was standing in the third floor hallway outside the Advertiser-Journal advertising office, where Mrs. Dunn worked as a layout artist. Maury D. Smith, assistant cir cuit solicitor, asked that the court set no bond for the defendant. Dunn's attorney, Vaughan Hill Robison, did not contest Smith's motion. "We'll raise the question of bond in Circuit Court," he said. Indian Post 'three years ago as Chinese troops took over his homeland and pushed up to India's northeast frontier. The Dalai Lama now lives in exile at Dharmsala, an Indian Himalayan resort. An informed source said it was not known in New Delhi how far the Chinese might have advanced beyond the outpost. Defense Min and attempted to impose an in formal censorship on Indian press I reports of the Chinese incursion. .Rolls Senators demanding cost earnings because of competition. Thomas F. Patton, president of Republic Steel, spoke for the in dustry before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is considering whether to support a contempt of Congress move against executives of four firms which refused to supply the data. He got a sympathetic response from several of the senators. AIMED AT OTHERS i Sens. John L. McClellan, D-Ark. Sam J. Ervin Jr.. D-N.C. and James O. Eastland, D-Miss., suggested the steel industry is being singled out unfairly and questioned whether any legislative purpose could be served by producing figures which might help the steelmakers' competitors. McClellan wondered whether it would not be appropriate to require the aluminum, glass, paper and other industries to sub mit cost data also if the government is going to get into this field. But Sen. Estes Kefauver, D-Tenn., leading the fight to pry the figures from the steel executives. insisted they are needed in relation to various measures his Antitrust subcommittee is considering. He said the subcommittee has submitted a list of pending bills it regards as relevant to the data it has subpoenaed. APPEAR IN PRINT Sen. Hugh Scott, R-Pa., said he had little faith in the subcommittee's device for keeping any one steel company's figures from be ing made public by poolina them in the form of averages. If the specific information is submitted. it would appear in some newspa per column within two weeks, he said. "There is no secrecy in Washington," he added. Kefauver replied that Scott had done his subcommittee a grave injustice by that remark. In the past, he said, it has obtained cost data from the bread Industry and also from General Motors and, "I've never seen it in any column." Patton said regardless of the form used, he is fearful that statisticians for steel industry competitors could figure out the data for each company. Celia Born, Hurricane Force Likely SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The U.S. Weather Bureau at San Juan reported Wednesday nightl the birth of tropical storm Celia, the season's third, and issued this advisory: j "The squally wave in the Atlantic has shown rapid development in the past six hours and has reached tropical storm intensity. JLVFJZSSiPattcrson Reviews 4 Years tude 16.8 north. Longitude 50.4 west, or about 1,000 statute miles east-southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This position is fair i i .1 i .I. Dusea on sparse uaia up 10 uu:dv t . i .... : nour. h is apparently moving toward the west-northwest at about 15 m.p.h. Highest sustained winds are estimated to be about 55 to 60 miles per hour and gusts up to 70 m.p.h., in the heavier squalls near the center. Gale winds extend outward from the center 150 miles in the northern semicircle and about 50 miles in the south ern semicircle. Tropical storm Celia is expected to continue moving toward the west-northwest at about the same speed for the next 12 to 24 hours with Increasing intensity and should reach hurricane force, This is already a dangerous storm and vessels in the projected path should exercise caution. Small craft in the Leeward Island should not venture far from port. ADVERTISER TODAY Pafei m . 1A 1-4C. ion . 1A CI.m. Ada .- I1C Comlra in MMWor4 10A Fdltorlal 4 A Food See. D, K LFtal Ada n Marktti . 4E. 7K ('olumnlftta: AIop Tucker Mnrln tihUuarlea Sorletj Kirorta TV Lofi Weatber Map Davidson, Ljon, ...... 4Aj In Geor WHwwippp,,,,,,, TC'-''!l--'-.-::'f--';::;' f, i .; : :. -,v. . : tV,".:" V- V; iiir,.-, ' w 7 1 CARL E. SANDERS Commands Lead FCC Spares Montgomery VHF Channel Montgomery will keep its VHF television channel, thanks to a decision Wednesday by the Federal Communications Commission to drop its idea of making eight cities all-UIIF areas. WSFA-TV, Channel 12 in the VHF range, will thus continue operation at that spot on the dial. WCOV-TV, Channel 20, and WCCB-TV, Channel 32. are already in the UHF band. Carter Hardwick, managing di rector of WSFA-TV, said Wednesday, "We are delighted that the spontaneous support by thou sands upon thousands of viewers throughout central and south Alabama opposing the FCCs ef fort to take away Montgomery's only VHF television assignment has now resulted in the commission's decision to make no change." The commission said it decided to drop the "deintermixture move because of a new law requiring that television sets made for interstate shipment be capable of receiving both VHF and UHF transmission. The action came on a 5-1 vote by the commission to end its de- intermixture proceeding involving Madison, Wis., Rockford, 111., Hartford, Conn., Erie, Pa., Bing-hamton, N.Y.. Champaign. II!.. toiumoia, b.c, and Montgomery, fcach of these now has at least one very high frequency (VHF) and one ultra high freauencv (UHF) station. VHF stations op erate on Channels 2 through 13, Ultra high frequency channels run from 14 through 83. Most commercial telecasting Is now done on VHF channels. And stations which use these genera ly have a wider range. In withdrawing the deintermix ture proposal the commission at the. same time proposed an April 30, 1964, deadline for manufactur ers to begin producing all-chan- nei television receivers. This would allow enough time to switch over to the new line and to dispose of sets which do not meet all-channel requirements, the commission said. The deadline, it was explained was set after conferences with spokesmen for the leading manu facturers. In Office At Airport Fete STUART X. STEPHENSON Advertiser Staff Writer TALLASSEE - Gov. John Pat terson reviewed his state stewardship in high lighting the dedication of the Tallassee Airport here Wednesday. He later turned the: PAUL J. O'DANIEL Boosted Elmore Projects I .. , ,. ! V J i Y bnanlliiiifliiiiiinit.iiniliiiii,iMiiiMiiwwMiwiga.iiM i owara o gia Rural Area Lone Hope For Griffin ATLANTA (AP) State Sen. Carl E. Sanders apparently won the governorship of Georgia Wednesday in a bold bid against former Gov. Marvin Griffin. Sanders, 38, took the lead when counting of votes in the Democratic primary election started and added to it as the night wore on. At midnight he held a lead of well over 100,000 and only a virtual sweep of the votes in unreporting rural counties could save Griffin. Sanders is a moderate on ra cial issues. Griffin an all-out segregationist. Sanders claimed victory in the governor's race and pledged to serve all of the people of Georgia during the next four years. GRrFFTN SECLUDED "I never count my chickens be fore they are hatched," he said. An Associated Press tabulation showed Sanders with 302,406 votes to 165,949 for Griffin. The returns were from 963 of the state's 1,826 precincts. Three other candidates had a few thousand votes each. Sanders went to the roof garden of another hotel at midnight and said a few words to more than 800 supporters who went wild. Sanders smiled broadly but said only: "We have a substantial lead; let's hold it." At that time returns from 897 of 1,826 precincts showed Sanders with 294,816 vote end Grif fin with 156,880. Mrs. Grace Wilkey Thomas had 6,408, Hoke O'Kelley 4,157, and Cecil L. Lang-ham 1,888. The returns were from 133 of Georgia's 159 counties. 10 LARGEST COUNTIES A sweep of the ballots in the state's 10 largest counties built up a tremendous margin for Sanders. He carried populous Fulton (At lanta) County by more than 50,- 000 votes. Among the other big city coun ties giving Sanders a large margin were Chatham, Muscogee and Bibb. He also carried Dougherty, scene of racial disturbances for months, by the close margin of 6,174 to 5,865. 3ut more inportant to the sena tor's cause was the fact that he (See GEORGIA, Page 2A) Bomber Crash Takes Nine Lives SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP)-A Navy P2V Neptune patrol bomber with nine aboard crashed in flames Wednesday night at the naval ammunition and net depot here. The Navy said apparently all aboard died. The plane, powered by two propeller-driven engines and two jet engines, crashed in a field used for storing empty ammunition crates. The Navy withheld identification of the dead. Soon after the bomber took off from the nearby Los Alamitos Naval Air Station, one of its engines burst into flames. The pilot banked the plane, trailing a long ribbon of flame, and kept the bomber aloft until it cleared a heavily populated residential district. first spade of dirt for construction of a $300,000 bridge linking Elmore and Macon counties. As aircraft of various types hit the runways here, Gov. Patterson said twin engine executive a 1 r-planes will surely entice industry. During the Tallassee airport dedication. Gov. Patterson told 1.500 sweltering persons from Elmore and adjoining counties that the state's economy is sound. Our best barometer in the con tinuing sales tax Increase that has shown an annual gain of eight per cent in recent years," he said. RESIDENTS PRAISED He lauded the people of the area for "your resourcefulness, courage and willingness to go along with projects designed for piuoicsa. miu auuLU, ..... be remembered for the things we build." TK rniiAxniP rmAfkrA man. kind will walk on the face of the important role in the space age 1 with emphasis on the $3 million University of Alabama Research Center at Huntsville. And many oldsters in the audience stirred as Gov. Patterson declared the old age benefit pay-(See DEDICATION, Page A

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