The Austin American from Austin, Texas on August 6, 1964 · 1
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JO .ii Aim CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and hot. Temperature range expected Thursday 76-100. Range Wednesday 76-102. More US Weather Bureau data Page 34. A Good Newspaper Every Day Austin, Texas, Thursday, August 6, 1964 Final Star Home Vol. 51, No. 49 68 Pages 10 Cents arns Red Chinese HOT A icai less w ' 'it f . The tense situation in Southeast . Asia focused world attention Wednesday on the role Red China plans to play now. It also puts the spotlight again on the PT boat which was made famous in. Big Events Have City A-Jumping August, the month of the Aqua Festival in Austin, is automatically busy, crowded, all a-jump with activity. But, that's not all. There's more. Fourteen meetings set for this end of summer month will Good News bring another 5.000-plus visitors to the Capital City. The Texas DeMolay Conclave set for Aug. 20-22 at Municipal Auditorium tops the list with 1,200 teenage boys expected for the statewide session. The number "600" is magic (See BIG EVENTS, Page 6) SUNRISE 5:52 a.m. It's Senator Pierre Salinger now. The former press secretary to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, was sworn in Wednesday as his admiring family looked PAGE 2 on. HVmrarH Whitmore Jr. knows he has a tough campaign ahead. How do you conduct a race against an opponent who is in thr hospital with a broken back, whose name is Kennedy, and whose state is Massachusetts? PAGE 3 Seventeen restaurants and motels in St. Augustine, Fla., must start serving Negroes by Saturday, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. He warned segregationists not to interfere. PAGE 14 THE Central Texas ......16,23 City News 59 Classified 61-67 Comics 52 Editorial 4 Explore Your Mind ...45 Financial ... 44-45 Heloise 12 Horoscope 20 Jacoby on Bridge 12 World War II. Here, in a picture from official Communist sources, a Red Chinese gunner prepares to launch a torpedo from a PT boat during exercises iruKed Chinese waters. Bodies Identified Arrests Loom In 4Lynchiiigs' JACKSON, Miss. (UPI)-An informer who possibly was paid as much as $25,000 was reported Wednesday to have led FBI agents to the farm pond dam where the bodies of three missing civil rights workers were found buried under 23 feet of raw red clay. Reliable sources said "several arrests" were imminent in the case, but authorities Would make no official comment. Locally, officials also refused to discuss the condition of the bodies, but in New York City, integration leader James Farmer referred to the slayings as a "triple lynching" and said the three had been badly beaten and shot. SUNSET... ...7:21 p.m. THE SALINGERS INDEX it'. - 1 1 1 1 I J Ann Landers 48 Obituary 6 People 7 Sylvia Porter 4 Public Records 24 Radio and TV 33 Show World 33 Society 10-13 Sports 56-58 Theaters 32-33 4,i ' ' UPI Telepholo Roy Moore, the local FBI agent in charge, refused to confirm or deny the report. (The Washington Star carried a report similar to Farmer's. It said it had learned the bodies were "mutilated, dismembered." (The newspaper also said "pathologists located bullets . . . in the bodies, and despite the (See ARRESTS, Page 6) High Wind, Funnel Hit Gulf Coast United Press International Storms hit the upper Texas coast with winds over 100 miles an hour Wednesday night. A tornado struck down at Sabine Pass and damage was heavy from the Louisiana border west to Houston. Hardest-hit was Sabine Pass, where the twister spewed down in the Keith Lake section. It flattened one house and damaged several others and knocked a small foreign car off the road. Five persons in the car were hospitalized. One woman was cut by flying glass at Port Arthur and two others were reported injured at Nederland. The U. S. Weather Bureau at Port Arthur said winds of 103 miles an hour lashed the Coast Guard station at Sabine Pass. Port Arthur itself recorded winds of 87 miles an hour and gusts of 77 miles an hour were reported at Baytown, just east of Houston. Lightning knocked out the Weather Bureau radar at Galveston. The wind at the island city hit 74 miles an' hour exactly hurricane strength. The Weather Bureau there said that before the radar went out, it showed the line of storms extended out 100 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. After What Happens Next? Will Red China Carry Out Threat To Intervene? SEE ALSO PAGES 18 & 61 Aocialed" Press Red China, the Soviet Union and the Communist world face a crisis over events in Southeast Asia. Red China said last week that the Chinese "would intervene if the war in Indochina should be carried to the north." The United States, retaliating for North Vietnamese torpedo Viet Help Promised By Peking TOKYO (AP) - Red China said Thursday that "aggression by the United States against the Democratic Republic of (north) Viet Nam means aggression against China." It declared "U.S. imperialism" had gone "over the 'brink of war.' " In a reaction to the U.S. bombing of torpedo boat bases in North Viet Nam, an official statement broadcast by Peking said: "The Chinese people will absolutely not sit idly by without lending a helping hand" to prevent North Viet Nam from being "subjected to aggression." An earlier statement by Peking's official New China News Agency charged that President Johnson ordered the bombings "to enhance his position" in the U.S. presidential election and "to spread the flames of war to the Northern part of Viet Nam." The latest official statement was expected, since Red China has been supporting the guerrilla warfare in South Viet Nam by funneling supplies to North (See VIET HELP, Page 6) BASEBALL Texas League baseball is on schedule again Thursday night at Disch Field. The Austin Senators continue their series with the Albuquerque Dukes beginning at 8 p.m. Wife of Navy Flier Awaits Word Here By GLEN CASTLE BURY Wednesday's headlines in Viet Nam brought a testing of the resolve made long ago by Diane Miller. Her husband is Lieutenant (J. g.) Roy Miller, a Crusader jet pilot on the carrier Ticondero-ga, in the thick of the Asian action. And from Washington came word that the US had lost two plans both Crusader jets. (See Page 38.) But for Mrs. Miller, Wednesday's news was little more than a bringing into focus of the fears she has had to quell ever since the Austin-bom. pilot began flying. "Certainly I was very apprehensive." she said as she waited for a message she hopes never arrives. "But you can't live a whole life in fear." Blasting North attacks on two U.S. destroyers, has bombed a base for torpedo boats in North Viet Nam and inflicted heavy damage on shore installations. The question now: Will Red China consider this action as carrying the war to the north by the United States? If so, what form would Red Chinese intervention take? A military clash between the United States and Red China US and In Urgent UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) The United States told the world Wednesday it struck a retaliatory blow against North Viet Nam to head off Communist conquest of Southeast Asia through a pattern of terror and assassination. U.S. Chief Delegate Adlai E. Stevenson made the statement at an urgent session of the U.N. Security Council. The session was asked by the United States to consider the burgeoning crisis in Southeast Asia provoked souin viei tfnes Army to Border SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) All available planes in South Viet Nam were activated Thursday to shuttle troops and material toward the frontier with Red North Viet Nam and defend the American-supported South. Troop transports roared out of Saigon's airport all night, but strict secrecy was clamped on details of where they were headed. All regular military air traffic was suspended. Reliable sources reported that about sue U.S. Air Force F102 Delta Dagger jet interceptor planes had arrived at the coastal city of Da Nang, 380 miles north of here and 80 miles from the Communist frontier. Six F120s arrived in Saigon on Wednesday, and their unit commander said his plane had been assigned to the defense of the capital. Military activity at Dan Nang was reported at fever pitch; heavy vehicles, including tanks, were on the move. "If I were in constant fear everytime Roy flies, I'd lose my mind." Mrs. Miller, who lives at 1008 West 25th, keeps busy with studies at The University of Texas, but hardly could let the Viet Nam crisis drift far from her. Since President Johnson ordered US jets to strike North Viet Nam, Mrs. Miller has been in touch with another family who is equally worried -about Lt. Miller. That is his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Judd Miller of Lake Travis. , And then there have been calls from all around the nation from the wives of the men in" Lt. Miller's squadron on the Ti-conderoga. "They call to see if I've heard (See NAVY WIFE, Page 6) would mean the chips were down. At that moment, the Soviet Union," now engaged in a bitter dispute with the Communist Chinese, would have to decide whether it would back Peking or stand by and let the Red Chinese support i t s Southeast Asia policy by itself. This involves the whole world Communist movement and its future hopes of retaining any semblance of solidarity. Russia by North Viet Nam attacks on U.S. warships in the Gulf of Tonkin and a counterblow by the United States. The Soviet Union countered with a resolution proposing that the council invite delegates from North Viet Nam to take part in its deliberations. This appeared to be a delaying tactic. The resolution called also on the council president to establish contact with North Viet Nam in order to obtain its ver- The atmosphere of crisis was only slightly evident in Saigon, but about 200 students ranging from 5 to 11 years old staged an impromptu street demonstration calling for a march on the North. Police gently turned back the demonstration and told the youngsters to go back to school. But older students were planning a more serious demonstration later, presumably with government blessing. Vietnamese reaction in the capital to the events in the Gulf of Tonkin and to Wednesday's U.S. air raids on North Viet Nam generally was jubilant. But there were some dissenters. Vietnamese forces throughout the country were on full alert, and in many areas U.S. servicemen were subject to curfew. There were no serious worries about enemy air raids on South Viet Nam, despite the precautions being taken. "I don't believe the North Vietnamese have much of an air force, certainly nothing we couldn't take care of easily," A U.S. Air Force officer said. "Besides the fighters we now have in the country, the 7th Fleet is off shore and its planes could be on the scene in minutes." The United States and South Viet Nam tightened their liaison. The organization of a unified command, similar to the one created in South Korea in the Korean War appeared imminent. All leaves for the 16.300 American servicemen in South Viet Nam were cancelled. Those in the 1st and 2nd Corps regions in the north were restricted to their bases in an unofficial "gray alert." Formal orders from Saigon put the five Vietnamese Army divisions in those regions on notice for battle readiness. Premier Nguyen Khanh urged his people in a special broadcast to back the Army and the government solidly "in . these extremely critical hours." He said he was taking adequate measures to guard their lives and property. "The Communist traitors of the North, obeying orders from (See US. KHANH, Page 6) China's threat to intervene in Viet Nam was made when , an Austrian editor was received by Chinese Foreign Minister , Chen Yi in Peking. He did not-attribute the threat to Chen Yi personally, but in reporting his -meeting said the remark about intervention came from a "top-: ranking Chinese government member." Peking put it the; same way when it broadcast a report of the interview. Tangle ession sion of the events in the Gulf of Tonkin. Stevenson declared that the actions of the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin "make no sense whatsoever standing alone. They defy rational explanation except as part of a larger pattern with a larger purpose." He said the attempt to sink U.S. destroyers in international waters is much more spectacular than isolated violence in South Viet Nam and Laos, or the arming of "terrorist gangs in South Viet Nam by the regimes in Hanoi and Peking." "But they are both part of the pattern, and the pattern is designed to subjugate the people of Southeast Asia to an empire ruled by means of force of arms, of rule by terror, of expansion by violence," he added. He stressed that the U.S. countermeasures in the Gulf of Tonkin were limited and meas- (See US, RUSS, Page 6) Local Civic Leader Dies at 73 Mrs. Bess Beeman died Wednesday. Her death quieted a whirlwind of energy in municipal affairs, writing, club work, and Democratic Party activities. Mrs. Beeman, wife of retired assistant postmaster Fred Beeman, succumbed in Bracken-ridge Hospital at 5:50 p.m., three days after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 73 years old. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cook (See LOCAL CIVIC, Page 6) Soviets Warn US Of Wider Conflict MOSCOW (AP) Denouncing U.S. retaliatory air strikes in North Viet Nam, the Soviet Union said Wednesday night further "rash steps" can turn the situation there "into a wider military conflict with all the dangerous consequences." Moscow radio broadcast a statement by the official Tass news agency saying the United States would be held responsible for any worsening of the tense situation in the area. The statement was the first official Soviet reaction to the air strikes reprisal for attack on two U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Communist North Viet Nam. The Tass statement said -the presence of U.S. warships in the Gulf of Tonkin was "absolutely Yiet PT Boats, Oil Depot. Bases Hit WASHINGTON (AP)-The United States delivered a flaming blow at North Viet Nam's PT boat armada Wednesday then cautioned Red China not to make this retaliatory strike an excuse for starting a big war. As President Johnson put it in a solemn speech at Syracuse, N.Y.: "To anyone who may be tempted to support or to widen the present aggression, I say this: There is no threat to any peaceful power from the United States of America. "But there can be no peace by aggression and no immunity from reply." Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara was grim faced as he summarized for newsmen the swift havoc dealt out to the Red attack boats, their North Viet Nam bases, and a big oil storage depot in retaliation for two attacks on U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. In 64 sorties, U.S. Navy, planes, he said, destroyed or damaged about 25 patrol boats, heavily damaged four torpedo bases, and wrecked an oil depot capable of storing 10 per cent of North Viet Nam's petroleum. Smoke from the storage tanks mounted 14,000 feet into the air. Wednesday, in a television interview, McNamara said later reconnaissance flights over the targets confirmed "very successful" results and drew no antiaircraft fire such as shot down two attacking U.S. planes and damaged a third Tuesday. He said estimates indicated the air strikes wiped out two-thirds to three-fourths of North Viet Nam's operational patrol boat fleet. Asked if he anticipated Soviet or Red Chinese intervention, McNamara said he did not know, but added: "We are prepared for any action they may take." In answer to a question as to whether nuclear weapons might be needed in North Viet Nam, McNamara said, "There is no reason to think our conventional capabilities will not be sufficient." Echoing the policy laid down by Johnson, he said, "We seek no wider war. Our response will be firm and limited and relative" to the degree of aggression. McNamara said in a second television interview that the immediate military crisis in the Gulf of Tonkin was over and that the only military action under way there was the routine patrol of the Maddox and the Turner Joy. He said there was no need to increase naval forces in the bay. McNamara said the U.S. air strikes on North Viet Nam bases knocked out some antiaircraft batteries, possibly explain- CSee RED CHINA, Page 6) unjustified" and "cannot be assessed in itself otherwise than an openly hostile act toward the states of this area" North Viet Nam and Red China. "Already now it is becoming clear that the U.S. naval force in the Gulf of Tonkin has created there a situation fraught with dangerous complications," the statement continued. Tass said, "One cannot consider that the new American military actions are undertaken under the conditions when rear, tionary forces in the United States and the South Vietnamese military forces, who aru obeying their will, are prrii-tcntly clamoring for extending the sphere of American internee RASHNESS, Page i)

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