The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida on September 20, 1961 · 1
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-jjnniinKim i niJ -j u'ui mi n-'ri11' n w-i f r n T'ufw t n w r n y na- ir-tiy-r--4--ilJ,tttir(' i " r1' """'." I " r Vi L. r Complete Leased AP Wire and WIREPIIOTO Service, UPI and Dow Jones 67TH YEAR No. 263 MPA TRI PAID CIRCULATION August Average Daily 139,379 Sunday 152,230 . PRICE FIVE CENTS i Mi I THREE SECTIONS 42 PAGES TAMPA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1961 THE , 7 BUNE 1 3 1 f V NASA Picks Texas For Space Center (MAP ON PAGE 7-A) By HOWARD A. STEWART Tribune Staff Writer Keen, but not bitter, dissap-pointment was the reaction of Tampa Bay leaders to yesterday's announcement by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration that its $60 million Project Apollo space center will be built at Houston, Tex. NASA's long-awaited decision was to accept a 1,000-acre site offered by Rice University for the sprawling administrative, training and test center from which crews will be trained and space craft will be designed to fly to the moon and beyond a step it hopes will take place before 1970. Florida, too, had offered three large sites the U.S. naval "mothball fleet" base at Green Cove Springs outside of Jacksonville, a second site near West Palm Beach and 1,000 acres of the $80 million Mac- Dill Air Force Base, Tampa. Strong Contender The latter had been consid ered. proudly and loudly by its advocates here and privately by a NASA site selection team as one of the strongest of some 16 contenders. Its rejection cast a pall on bright prospects based on a costly, three-month, all-out; ef fort by both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, working to gether. The Bay Area was aided strongly, though discreetly, at the state level, and even more positively by most of the area's representatives in Congress. Aglimmer of hope glowed only hours after the Houston announcement. It was offered by NASA Information Director William Lloyd in Washington who said: Don't "Give Up" "Naturally, which way we ex pand in the future will de termine our needs. We will be looking at a good many more sites than the three we now have chosen for this particular effort. We don t want anyone in the Florida West Coast area to 'give up' on us. Gov. Farris Bryant, W. Scott Christopher of the Greate Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Walter Jerkins of the Pi nellas (St. Petersburg) Commit tee of 100 seemed to set the tone of the majority of those contacted by The Tribune. "Florida's disappointment at losing the space agency head quarters must be tempered by its landing of the Nova (launch ing) program," the governor said. Bryant said he believed the (Continued on Page 7, Col. 1) House Votes To Create New Arms Control Agency WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (P) The House voted today for creation of an arms control agency after r e j e c t i n g at tempts to tie the word "disarmament" to its official title. The measure passed by 1 290-54 rollcall differed from the administration's original proposal in this respect and Jt would give the agency's director greater authority than provided for in a Senate-ap proved bill. The differences will be resolved in a Senate House conference. The House version would make the director the admin istratioh'g principal adviser on arms control and reduction. He would be subject to the over-all direction of the Presi dent and the Secretary of State, but he would be as cured direct access to the President. Hair Raising Game of 'Chicken' HELL HAVE TO PHONE CO. OPENS BID FOR RATE HIKE (PHOTOS ON PAGE 2-B) By SAM MASE and CHARLES HENDRICK Tribune Staff Writers General Telephone Com pany officials yesterday pre sented to the State Railroad and Public Utilities Commission statistics with which they hope to justify a re quest for a 22 per cent rate increase. C o mmission members who will decide whether to approve the rate i n c r e a se are Learey Chairman Wilbur C. King, Jerry W. Carter and Edwin Lee Mason. Fred D. Learey, president of General Telephone Company of Florida, was first to testify before the commis sion at its public hearing, which lasted all day and will continue tomorrow, beginning at 9 a.m. Vast Expansion Planned "It is only with good earn ings that we can provide the full scope of service demanded and fulfill our po tential and obligation as a communications c o m p a ny, Learey said. He explained that, contingent upon adequate earnings, the company contemplates a construction program in 1962 and 1963 of about $63 million. "These expenditures are essential to provide the plant necessary to meet the additional telephone requirements of both present and future customers," Learey said. Present at the hearing were persons who opposed the rate hike, but the commission ruled they will not be heard until the next public hearing is held in Tampa on Nov. 14. Among those who re- (Continued on Page 2-B, Col. 1) Weather in Tampa Forecast for Tampa and Tampa Bay Area Cloudy This Morning Becoming Mostly Sunny This Afternoon. Variable Winds Under 15 MPH. High Today 87. Forecast for Florida Considerable Cloudiness North Portion, Partly Cloudy Central and South Portions with Few Widely Scattered Showers. High Today 76-82 North, 86-90 South. Weather Broadcasts WFLA-Radio Weather news is broadcast five minutes after the hour from 6 A.M. to midnight. WFLA-TV 6:55 A.M. 1:00 P.M. 7:25 A.M. 6:30 P.M. 8:35 A.M. 11:00 P.M. Tampa Temperature High ..84 Low ..60 Normal: High ..88 Low ..73 Rainfall Total for 24 hours ending 7:00 P.M 00.00 Total this month to date 2.43 Total since Jan. 1 30.05 Deficiency since Sept. 1 2.02 Deficiency since Jan. 1 11.73 Humidity 1 P.M. ..73 7 P.M. ..82 Barometer 7 A.M. ..29.96 7 P.M. ..29.93 Tampa Tidei High 12:31 A.M. & 9:40 A.M. Low 3:40 A.M. & 5:28 P.M. (Additional Weather Page t-C if 2 Rob Bank In Umatilla, Shoot Man UMATILLA, " Sept. 19 (Spe cial) Apparently using a barn fire as a decoy two armed ban dits today took $735 and seri ously wounded a state game warden in a bold daylight rob bery of the Umatilla State Bank. The thieves struck shortly before noon after local police and most of Umatilla's 2,000 residents had virtually deserted the town to witness the blaze at the Maxwell barn some two miles north of the city limits C. S. Copeland, vice presl dent of the bank, told The Tribune the two men entered the building a few minutes before noon, held six customers at pistol point, produced a bag and ordered one of the cashiers to "fill it up." During the robbery, Grady Phelps, a State Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission war den, entered the bank and, ac- cording to FBI agent D. K Brown of Jacksonville, was gunned down by one of the bandits. Mistaken for Officer Brown said the thieves evl dently mistook Phelps, who was in uniform and wearing a gun for a police officer and fired two shots at him. One struck the warden in the lower chest and his condition was listed as "critical" tonight by officials of Waterman Memorial Hospital at Eustis. The two men made their escape in a 1957 Ford station wagon which had been stolen earlier at Wildwood. This vehicle was abaridoned-about 10 miles out of Umatilla at the intersection of Highways 452 and 42. There, officers said, the bandits switched to a second getaway car driven by a third suspect, who apparently was waiting for his companions. The second car was described as a 1958 blue Chevrolet. Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall issued a statewide alert for the men, who were described by bank officials as "young," less than five feet, six inches tall and of slender build. and Elsewhere Weather Elsewhere High Low Rain Albany 76 43 Asheville ... 66 56 Atlanta .... 71 59 Atlantic City 67 64 Baltimore . . 72 61 Birmingham 79 59 Boston .64 49 Buffalo .... 77 50 Charleston SC 82 65 Charlotte ..72 59 Chattanooga T6 63 Chicago 69 55 Cincinnati ..80 56 Cleveland ..72 56 Columbus O 74 54 Dallas 80 59 Denver 66 43 Des Moines 76 51 Detroit 76 52 Houston 81 60 Indianapolis 80 49 Kansas City 75 54 Knoxville ..75 58 Little Rock . 80 52 Los Angeles 75 59 Louisville ..81 54 Memphis ... 81 52 Milwaukee . 73 45 Mpls.-St Paul 78 55 Mobile 84 59 New Orleans 81 58 New York . 67 58 Philadelphia 66 62 Phoenix 90 61 Pittsburgh ..75 54 Portland, Me. 70 46 Richmond ..71 61 St. Louis ... 77 49 San Antonio 84 60 San Francisco 72 56 Savannah . . 75 62 Seattle .... 65 47 Washington . 71 62 .83 .04 .01 .03 .01 .03 .01 Hurricane Nearing N.C. Coast Eastern Seaboard Expected To Get Storm Early Today (MAP ON PAGE 2-A) CAPE HATTERAS, N.C, Sept. 19 (jp Twenty-five foot swells battered the North Carolina Outer -Banks tonight as Hurri cane Esther increased a lumber ing landward gait that would carry her along the populous Eastern seaboard. As the huge storm moved toward this storied coast line tides increased and waves and swells increased in size and density. Her winds were clocked at 130 miles per hour. A preliminary hurricane watch was extended to the Massachusetts coast and gale warnings as far north as Ports mouth. N.H. The Miami weather nureau in an interim bulletin at 7 p.m placed the storm center 200 miles southeast of Hatteras ana moving north-northwest at 15 miles Der hour. The weather bureau called the storm "large and dangerous and said its center should pass "not far from but to the east of Cape Hatteras Wednesday morning." Unless its path changes, the hurricane should be felt along the entire seaboard northward. Hurricane warnings were displayed from Cherry Point, N.C, to the Virginia capes. Waves Batter Coast The advance forces of the hurricane brought winds of 40 to 50 m.p.h. and battering waves which inundated a major portion of a 48-mTle road along the outer banks from Oregon Inlet to Hatteras. The residents of several fishing communities along the route were marooned. but were not considered in any danger unless the storm path should shift abruptly to the west. The hurricane watch and gale warnings were extended northward from the Virginia capes to Block Island, R.I., including Long Island, N.Y., and all of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and from south of Cherry Point, N.C, to Myrtle Beach, S.C. The weather bureau said the hurricane had weakened some in its central area arid maximum sustained winds near the center were estimated at 130 m.p.h The gale area still extended across a 350-mile front, except for 200 in the southwest quadrant. 12 Hour Trend Esther was expected to con tinue moving toward the north- northwest during the next 12 hours and then toward the north during the following 12 hours. In its path were fertile coastal farm areas and metro politan centers. However, much of the rich North Carolina and Virginia tobacco crop already had been harvested. The North Carolina coastline and the Virginia capes were shuttered tightly, but many old timers on the fabled Outer Banks, known as the graveyard of the Atlantic, refused to leave. The weather bureau warned that tides would increase more than the predicted four to eight feet should the hurricane take a slightly more westerly course than -now-indicated. Many late-season tourists and residents of low-lying areas streamed inland. North Carolina Gov. Terry Sanford had urged complete evacuation of the outer banks. Seaboard Alerted The entire eastern seaboard north of the Virginia capes was alerted to the threat of Esther, whose gales extend outward 350 statute miles. Hurricane watch and gale warnings were displayed north of the Virginia capes to Cape May, N.J., including all of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays Service installations along the entire seaboard moved aircraft inland and took other pre' cautionary measures. Hundreds of miles ahead of Esther's smashing winds, the Air Force evacuated Texas towers 2 and 3, radar warning posts, off the New England coast. Texas tower No. crashed into the sea off New Jersey during a January storm, killing its crew. Jamaica Votes To Secede From Carib Federation KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept. 19 W Jamaica apparently voted itself out of the West Indies federation today. The result indicated by a nearly complete count from a referendum would deal a crippling blow to the union of nine Caribbean islands promised independence by Britain by next May 31. With 4,201 of 4,614 polling places reported tnthe first referendum in Jamaican history, the vote stood 230,825 for secession and 200,728 for remaining in the federation. Secession would allow Jamaica to seek its own independence within the British commonwealth. But it left the federation formed in 1958 without its largest and wealthiest member. (In New York, the Jamaica News Bureau called the vote conclusive.) Reds Move To romyko U.N. Silent Moment for Hammarskjold UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 19 Delegations stand in silence in memory of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, who died in a plane crash in Africa. Hammarskjold's chair is empty on the podium at left. (AP Wirephoto.) Army Calls Up 73,000 More Men WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (P) The Army summoned another 73,000 reservists and national guardsmen to active duty today to help out in these days of crisis ordering them to report Oct. 15. The calluD went to two Na tional Guard divisions the 32nd Infantry of Wisconsin and the 49th Armored of Texas and to 249 reserve and guard supporting units. The 32nd will train at Ft. Lewis, Wash., and the 49th at Ft. Polk. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, announcing the new callup at a news conference, described it as another readiness measure in the light of world conditions. Asked if it indicated a worsening of the Berlin situation, he replied: "No, I think not." No Decision Made There has been speculation that when these and other pre viously alerted divisions were called up it would mean the United States planned to send more regular divisions to Europe. But McNamara said No decision has been made to send any divisions to Europe. Five U.S. Infantry and Armored divisions are now in West Germany and a garrison force of 6,500 is in West Berlin. McNamara noted that the addition of the 32nd and the 49th will give the United States 10 combat-ready divisions in this country by the latter part of this year. These divisions will be avail able as part of our strategic reserve for movement to any part (Continued on Paoge 10, Col. 3) U.N. Gets Rumors Khrushchev May Show Up There UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 19 UP) Rumors circulated today that Soviet Premier Khrushchev might make a dramatic appearance at the U.N. General Assembly session In the next week or two. U.S. officials said they had no information indicating the reports were true. Neither was there supporting evidence from any other official source. FOR BUSY PEOPLE Quick Look at News Inside International A Tunisian U. N. official opened ceasefire talks with President Tshombe as sporadic fighting continued in Katanga (Page 4-A). Sweden planned a state funeral, the first since 1896, for Dag Hammarskjold (Page 2-A). National The U. S. armed forces have inducted only seven of 2,367 Cuban exiles who vol-unteered (Page 6-B). Prospects appeared good for settlement of the General Motors strike (Page 8-C). Radioactive fallout levels increased In the Southeast (Page 13-A). An 11-year-old boy kidnaped 40-year-old man at the point of a shotgun but was captured after a 40-mile trip (Page 6-A). Florida Florida Citrus Mutual and the Citrus Commission pledged speedy action on a proposed grapefruit marketing order (Pagt 7-B). Capitalize on BATTERED BODY OF WOMAN FOUND By DUANE BRADFORD Tribune Staff Writer "Three men" were sought following tentative identification of a 19-year-old expectant mother whose battered and shot-filled body was found near Odessa yesterday morning. Sheriff Ed Blackburn identified her as Mrs. ous Wal-drup, who 4ie said had hitchhiked here from Georgia over the weekend. "It was the mind of a depraved man who concocted this," Blackburn said in describing the body of the young woman. Her body was found sprawled across a boat launching trail leading to a lake just south of Rogers Road and a half mile east of Gunn Highway. Water inched over her arm. Game Officer Finds Body Blackburn said a state conservation officer discovered the body at about 9 a.m. and notified Pasco authorities, who in turn notified Hillsborough officers. Medical officers said she had been raped, shot three times near the heart and battered severely on the head. The killer had covered the small body wKh moss and a cardboard whisky box. Then he placed a concrete block on her stomach and left, A break in the case came late yesterday when a woman restaurant operator in downtown Tampa told deputies the victim had eaten breakfast Monday morning at her cafe. Blackburn, who declined to identify the cafe owner, related the young woman ate alone. "But she was seen in a car with three men," the sheriff said. Tentatively Identified She was tentatively identified by Salvation Army officials as "Sue Waldrup, born in Texas on March 18, 1942," Mrs. Eunice Dial said. Deputies were checking to verify her identity last night. "It's the most horrible thing I've ever seen," Mrs. Dial said after viewing the girl's body for identification purposes. "Yes, she sayed here. She (Continued on Page 10, Col. 1) Dag's Death Insist ecretar Filibuster Change, Mail Hike Killed WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (ITU Weary legislators today shelved a Senate anti-filibuster fight and dropped efforts to boost postal rates as the Democratic-controlled 87th Congress inched closer to adjournment. In closing out the Worth- South filibuster dispute, Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield, Mont., declared that he would make no effort to bring up the issue in the waning days of this session or even next year. "I do not Intend to delay the Senate by any such tactics or in sham battles to keep the Sen ate from doing its business for the people of the country," he said. "I do not want to fool the Senate and I don't want to be fooled by the Senate." Couldn't Get Majority Mansfield made the statement after the Senate decisively defeated his effort to bring up a proposal that would have made it easier to curb filibusters. The key vote was 37-43, or 17 short of the required two-thirds. The tabling vote was 46-35. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn., said the vote disposed of the filibuster issue for next year's session, but not of civil (Continued on Page 7, Col. 5) FHA Decides Not To Change Interest Rates WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPD The Federal Housing Administration (F H A) announced today It has decided against raising or lowering5 its current maximum interest rate of 5V4 per cent on FHA-insured home mortgages. The decision was announced by FHA Commissioner Neal J. Hardy after a meeting attended by housing officials and representatives of the Treasury, the Budget Bureau and the President's Council of Economic Advisors. Hardy said they decided "that softening of rates in the short term market and the lack of upward pressure on interest rates generally gave us no basis either to raise or lower the rate." Relocation of Interstate 75 to tie in with the turnpike extension was approved by the U. S. Bureau of Roads (Page 8-A). Duval County school officials faced a problem in replacing 45,000 windows broken by vandals (Page 4-B). A California propellant firm moved to acquire 75,313 acres in Dade County as a site for a plant to employ up to 11,000 workers (Page 3-A). Sports Casey Stengelwas offered the Job of managing the New York Mets (Page 1-C). The Yankees split a doublchcader with Baltimore; Roger Marls failed to connect for another homer (Page 1-C). The University of Tampa Spartans were impressive in a defensive workout in preparation for the opener with Livingston (Page 1-C). Editorials (Page 12-A) Cuban goods curb: "Dollar Dam, With Hole." NASA site: "Lyndon Outweighed Us." On lies All Would Have Veto Powers Western Allies Join in Move To Name Tunisian UNITED NATIONS, N.Y Sept. 19 (UPD The Soviet Union moved quickly today to capitalize on the death of Dag Hammarskjold by saying it would demand the post of secretary general be replaced by a veto-ridden three-man "troika." The Soviet intentions were voiced by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko after the general assembly opened its 16th annual session with a three-minute meeting and then adjourned until tomorrow morning to permit private talks on Hammarskjold's successor. The Western powers joined in a move to name Tunisian diplomat Mongi Slim as inter im secretary general when he is formally elected tomorrow as president of the assembly. But Gromyko indicated he would oppose the move. Gromyko to Insist The Russian foreign minister, who did not even recognize Hammarskjold as a U.N. representative, told newsmen in the corridors of the U.N. build-that he would insist that the "troika" plan first demanded last year by Premier Khrushchev be installed. That would mean -installation of three secretaries general a Communist, a neutral and a Western representative with each having the right of veto. Western delegates believe such a system would paralyze and perhaps end the United Nations as an effective organization. Ambassador Frederick H. Bo- land of Ireland opened the 16th assembly session with a brief reference to Hammarskjold's death. He proposed a moment's silent tribute to the Swedish diplomat's memory and adjournment thereafter until tomorrow. Gromyko Joins Tribute Without hesitation, Gromyko led the Soviet delegation in joining in the tribute to the man Russia had refused to recognise as secretary general of the United Nations. Immediately afterward, Bo-land and Slim conferred in the office of the assembly president immediately behind the meeting hall. The only way to solve the situation, precipitated by Hammarskjold's death, was to institute a "radical change" in the U.N. structure to "give the Soviet Union us fair share of a voice in the administration" of the organization, Gromyko said. Gromyko did not answer directly questions about whether Russia would oppose an interim arrangement, such as the plan to make Slim the coordinator of U.N. activities. Tunisian sources said they . had no reaction from Russia on the plan to - promote Slim to the "two-hat" U.N. administrative role, but that reaction from other countries, "on the whole has been fairly favorable." Gromyko was asked whether Russia would be satisfied with a realignment of U.N. secretariat personnel to give more nearly equal representation to the Communist, Western and neutralist countries, or would insist on the hydraheaded arrangement at the top now. Troika! troika! troika at the top, he replied. The assembly adlourned without carrying out the first order of its business, election of Slim as its new president. U.S. Maps Strategy In Washington President Kennedy sought suceesttona from key Democratic and Republican senators today on plans aesignca 10 diock Kussia from using Dae Hammarsklnlri' death to impose a veto system on the United Nations. The President consulted with members of the Senate preparedness subcommittee on the speech he will deliver before the U.N. General Assembly, probably next Friday. Ho was described as greatly concerned about the U.N. situation. The White House said the date of the President's address would be announced tomorrow. Meantime, Sen. Hubert II. Humphrey, D-Minn., said the President would make a "very significant, major statement on disarmament", before his U.N. address, and then elaborate on it In his speech. 3 If (1 r t

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