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Sunday, June 3, 1962
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Teen-Ager Wounded By Reds BERLIN CAP)— The wounding of a teen-age West Berlin girl and the seizure of her companion by border guards in Communist East Germany brought angry reaction from Western officials Saturday. A U.S. spokesman called the shooting incident Friday night, the third in 10 days, callous and wanton. A spokesman for .Mayor Willy Brandt of West Berlin -said the seizure of the second ,,girl just plain kidnaping. Western commandants and Wesl (Berlin officials were reported considering giving West Berlin police tougher shooting orders to protect refugees. Informed sources said, however, it was unlikely that new orders would go out to the West Berlin police. By order of the Western Allies, the West police must, wait until shots reach the West and then shout a warning before they fire back. , The Western commandants were described as reluctant to give lhe Soviets any excuse to claim that West- Berlin police have permission to fire into East Berlin. Just what happened was far from clear. The only witness so far was the victim—identified by the police just as 16-year-old Ursula S. She was under sedative in a West Berlin hospital, with painful but not serious wound in her left hip." She. and her frie.nd—Karin G. 17— fled from the suburban village of Seehof last March. Seehof lies just outside West Berlin, on the city's southwestern border. The girls have been living in the borough of Schocnebcrg, near the center of West Berlin. Friday night, just after 9 p.m. they were walking in a field jus! on the border of their, home village. There were several versions oi what happened next. The officia police spokesman's account, die not give details. There were no West police officers at the scene at the time. One West police officer said Ursula told them the East German police called over : "Come up to the wire, your girl friend is wailing for you." According to this story, they came up to the fence, which, is built a short way behind the actual border, line, inside East Germany. Then, it was said, the Eas police grabbed Karin but Ursula got away. Two shots were fired : and one hit her. Bike Hit By Car, One Girl Injured Two young girls escaped seri ous injury at 7:30 p.m., Saturday when the bicycle they were riding was struck by a car at Thirteen!! . and Broadway. Jacinta Surface, 8, of 1118 Spear, sustained bruises. The police report said she was riding on the rear fender of a bike operated by Jane. Sweet, 10, of 216 Thirteenth. Miss Sweet was not hurt. Driver of the car was Elijah Dalton, of 2205 Jefferson. He was attempting to turn a corner when (he accident happened, police said. Connolly Leading In Texas flection DALLAS (AP)—John Connally who was President Kennedy'. 1 first secretary of the. Navy forged ahead of New Frontie backer Don Yarborough for the Democratic nomination for Texas governor Saturday night. Although Connally look an edgi in the first trickle of returns, i was two hours after the polls closed before he gained mon than a narrow lead. With the total vote expected fc top one million, reports 'from 224 of 264 counties, with 175 complete gave Connally 449,612 and Yar borough 429,340.' State issues and personalities figured strongly in the contest. Weather .Yesterday's Temperature: Higih 79 Low 52 INDIANA: Mostly cloudy through Sunday night wifh little change in temperature and occasional period; of light rain. LOWER MICHIGAN: Mostlj fair anc.'a little warmer Sunday High 60-66.north arid 66-72 south NORTHERN OHIO: Increasing . cloudiness Sunday afternoon am night and a little warmer. High 66-73. CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN OHIO: Mostly cloudy and no much temperature change through Sunday night. Showers spreading through area by late Sunday. High 66-74 central am 74-80 south. Summer Safety Urged In County June marks the beginning of summertime driving and city, county and' state traffic authorit- es Saturday warned of the many dangers in unsafe labits. motoring Pointing out'that the monthly safety theme is "Speed Control and Share the Road," Sheriff Bernard Leavitt said Hposiers will begin visiting stale parks, lisl'orical- shrines, recreational areas and'favorite picnic grounds ,n ever-increasing numbers. Since there will now be more vehicles on the highways of Indiana Leavitt-said "I would like Reds Ask Apology NEW YORK (AP) - The Communist party demanded an apology Saturday from Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy for what it called "savage disregard for elementary human decency" by the FBI al the recent Chicago funeral of Geraldyne Lightfoot. The party's letter to the attorney general charged that FBI men, accompanied by local police, came to the May 19 funeral "with arrogance and hatred for the dead and tried to -harass and in- ;imidate -the living ... "They conspicuously took the license plate numbers of the cars surrounding lhe church," .lhe statement said. "They took photographs of mourners which any decent American considered a pro vocative act. "They'followed the long funeral cortege to the graveyard and, arriving first, proceeded to photo graph those friends who came to Lhe interment and again to list car licenses." The letter said the incident was a repetition of FBI behavior at the funerals of Communist leaders Eugene Dennis and William Z. Foster, and added: "We believe the world will be amazed at the news that the ,police agents of the United States now harass even (he dead. "In the name of common decency we ask an end to such acts of terror and assurances that they will not occur again." .. Mrs. Lightfoot, was the wife of Rlaude Lightfoot, whom the Communist party letter described as a leading Negro citizen and Communist of Chicago." Britain Preparing To inter Market 'PARIS (AP)—President .Charles de Gaulle and British Prime Minister Harold Macrnillan met Saturday in a fireside conference in the 18th century Chateau de Champs to discuss Britain's bid to enter the European Common Market. Maemillan, accompanied by his wife, Hew in a special plane from England to the suburban Melun airfield, then rode in an official motorcade to the chateau where De Gaulle and' his wife were awaiting their weekend guests. lo caution every motorist to hold his. speed down to 'a safe limit, and to drive in his own .lane. Rules for . safe summertime driving are no different that those for any other time during the year except tor the degree of emphasis placed on speed control and sharing the road." Leavitt said that too manV motorists are so impatient to get where they're going that they never arrive. He pointed out that the number of miles", traveled takes a sharp upward turn during the warm'summer months and herefore the potential for traffic accidents increase as well. The sheriff . released figures showing there were 9,293 traffic accidents in'Indiana during June of 1961. He also said during June, July and August of 1961 there were 28,565 accidents in the state with 11,372 people injured,' 265 of them fatally. National statistics show that the major contributors to traffic accidents 'that result in injuries and deaths are: speed limit; (1) Exceeding the (2) driving on the wrong side of the center line; and (3) failure to yield the right of way according to Leavitt. The sheriff urged motorists to observe all traffic signs wheti driving this, summer and above all else lo remain alert and cautious so as to avoid a possible collision by keeping your car and yourself under control at all times. "Play It Safe" is the theme of the Sunday Picture'Page on page is. Weather Favors FirstN-Blast At High Altitude '• HONOLULU CAP) — Improving weather at.Johnston Island boosted hope Saturday that the United States can go ahead with the first JiigJi altitude nuclear explosion in its Pacific series after a 24-hour delay. ' The detonation was rescheduled for :! a.m. Sunday Eastern Standard Time after a series of holds 'Friday night. Officially, there was'no explanation for ihe postponement. Unofficially, it was 'believed cloudy weather caused the delay. A spokesman for Joinl Task Force 8 said the reason "is classified .and will not be released." "Those fellows' 'are sticklers," he said, "and they won'l.fire the shot unless eve'ryting is perfect." II is known that.clear weather is necessary to allow scientists to get photographs of the explosion, expected to lake place some ^3 to 40 miles above the earth. . The nuclear device to be used ,will r-j o'f sub-megaton yield—less than one million tons of TNT, a tasjc force spokesman said. It will foe carried aloft atop a Thor missile. ,' The U.S. Weather Bureau at Honolulu said weather, conditions at Johnston Island are somewhat improved. A layer of clouds blanketed nearly half the sky Friday over the test site, .some 700 miles southweet of Honolulu. Inside Today's Issue ... GRABS FIND JOBS—A section published two weeks ago by the Pharos-Tribune and Press'has aided a number of LHS graduates in finding work. Details and picture on page 19. HECTIC STOCK WEEK—The stock market went through a hectic week but things appear nearly .normal now. The big question is."What Is Ahead?". See page 3. TIPPECANOE PARK—The Tippecanoe state park north of Wiriamac is the third largest in Indiana. Be sure to read the article on page 9. PLAY IT SAFE—This week's picture page is devoted to safety during the summer months. "Play It. Safe" is on the first page of the second section. Second Le ^ mXWmi ist Revolt Launched In Venezuela Loyalists Surround Revolters THE SUNDAY LOGANS-PORT PRESS UNITED PRESS ALL PHONES 4141 IOGANSPORT, INDIANA, SUNDAY, 'JUNE 3, 1963. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS Extended Service Proposed WASHINGTON. (AP) - Army planners are, proposing a major change in the volunteer reserve training program to give some men. more than lhe present six months of active duty. Youths volunteering for certain complex specialties would be trained for ,up to 10 months before returnir»2 to civilian life and joining National Guard or Reserve units. Conversely, men • in less demanding military specialities who complete their training course ahead of the six-month mark would be released as much as two or three weeks early. The tentative plan also calls for trimming the over-all military obligation of men in this program from a maximum .of eight'years to six years,' split between active duty and service with lhe Guard or the Reserve. The proposals are being discussed at the staff level and have not yet been finally approved. Congress would have to enact any .changes. ... A restudy of the five-year-old training.program was begun after congressmen claimed it failed to meet the Army's needs for adequately skilled .men in the Berlin crisis military buildup last fall. Under that program men be. tween 17 and 26 .may .enlist for specific posts in specific Reserve and. Guard -units. They then undergo six months of active duty training.and are exempt from the two-year draft. After returning to civilian life, these men must drill with their Reserve or Guard units for up to another 5'/£ years. . Some of 'the' six-month 'active duty trainees are obligated to spend an additional two years in the inactive Research, bringing their total service to'eight years. - Key Army, leaders' are willing to waive these last two'years. Complaints arose after Army commanders reached into the Reserve reinforcement pool and .took men with two or three years of active duty behind-them. This wars done because they could not find enough six-month trainees in the pool adequately. prepared in certain hard skills to fill out under- strength Reserve and. Guard units, mustered into/active service. Army sources 'said a man 'can get only minimum training in his six-month active duty'tour, .especially if he si assigned to one of the more complex military specialties. JUNE WEEK-The llth Company of the Brigade of Midshipmen poses for a picture during June Week rehearsal ceremonies at the U.S. Naval. Academy Saturday. In the front are the company commander,'Colnr.girl and the academy super intendenfc. ,»»«:., NEW LICENSE PLATES—Indiana license plates will have a new look next year. The plate at lelt is one of the new ones which has a numerical prefix instead of letters. Displaying the old and the new is Mrs. William Zicgcnfcldcr, secretary to Allen Nulling, Bureau of Molor Vehicles Commissioner. (UPI) Refugee Problem Continues To Rise In Hong Kong HONG KONG (AP)- The May flood was ..stopped but the year- round stream of refugees from Communist China has grown to a river, and new floods are possible. Officials believe 10,000 refugees a month will manage to add themselves to'Hong Kong's teeming population by, the end of the year —50,000 more than the colony can resettle;in the multistory apartment houses' being completed at the rate of. one every 11 days. That is the .year's forecast if things stay as they are at the present moment, described by government.offiqials as a return to 'normal, after lhe May crisis. Communist guards hav'e. shut the • border,-gates, which they opened- briefly in -May for reasons still unknown. And Hong Kong.has put, up .barbed wire barriers and added, more "fast.police, boats' to lhe;iyater patrol. ... ..'But if famine strikes, instead of merely -threatening, • Communist guards and troops would be un- at>lej.io 'prevent another border flood; without 'wholesale, gunfire. There .are some officials 'here who believe they might not even try to .stem-it.'There, .are 68; million Chinese living in- the .three mainland provinces. closest, to Hong Kong—'Kwangtung,' just across the border; ' Hwa'ngshi,' to the northwest; "and FUcien,'to the'north- east:' ' - : Horig, Kong.authorities rounded up- 62,000 .of the 'refugees who flooded across its .border during the first.24 days.of May,' loaded them into truck convoys, and 10> car railroad trains 'and sent them back to ,Red China. But 'almost thai many .are known . to have made good their escape into. Hong Kong during the-first five months 1 of. 1962, more than double the influx rate since.1956. ; These refugees are here to stay. 1 Government officials say publicly they will attempt to round up illegal immigrants, .for return to Red China, • but actually,no major attempt is being made : against them. - - . '.-'•"-•.• The, refugees themselves obvi; ously realize • they are' safely in Hong' Kong.- Throughput the :,past week they have waited, in blocks of. long queues to register as ; resy dents and get identity'papers-that will permit them to .work and travel freely 'throughout, the colony. . . . . . - More {Tian 1,200 were lined: up in front of a, single, registration office ,one day last week.. Many claim they cams from Portuguese Macao and have "been here • several, months. No one is fooled, but no one ' is interfering with' the registration. ' •[ The U.S. consulate^ here is prpc: ess ing several thousand—believed to be 5,000 to 6,000—Chinese to : go lo the United States out., of the 19,000 who have, had- visa "applications on file since 1954.: LOGANSPOET PUBLIC Chances Even For Rail Agreement CHICAGO (AP) - A key labor :eader figured Saturday that there is a 50-50 chance-the nation's railroads and union chiefs will reach quick agreement on pay raises for 450,000 nonoperating trainmen. G.-E. Leighty, chairman.of the -committee that represents the 11 nonoperating union's, made that estimation, as negotiators in the widely watched dispute prepared lo meet Monday. "There is'about'a 50-50 chance o'f reaching _an agreement Monday," he told The Associated Press, "A number of things have to be worked out." There was no. immediate comment from the railroads on Leiglf- ly's slatement or reports that management and labor are close to a settlement. A. pfesidential fact-finding board on May 3, recommended a wage increase of 10.2 cents an hou r for clerks, telegraphers, shop craftsmen and others in .the 11 unions. Railroads termed the increase too much. The labor organizations termed it too little. President Kennedy, at a news conference May 9, said it is up to both sides to negotiate a non- inflationary settlement' — but he did not say • whether a - 10.2-cent increase would be' nonindalionary. Wages for the nonoperating em- ployes currently average, $2.42 an hour. A'-railroad spokesman, reckoned the suggested Braise.-at slightly more than 4. per cent and contended it would be inflationary riot a true productivity increase. But a union spokesman disagreed, and. claimed railroad labor's,productivity has risen much Easter than the general national average. . • The basis for .that aspect of the controversy was. a yardstick fashioned early 'in the year by the President's Council of Economic Advisers. They held the rate of increase in pay should equal the trend rates of the increase in overall •productivity. Some students of the' subject have placed the overall increase at around 3 per cent. The railroads have estimated that a' raise 'of the size recom- mended by the fact-finding board would cost them $100 million a year. President James M. Syrnes of the Pennsylvania Railroad has commented that the carriers would have to reject line recommended raises or be permitted to raise freight ratas. Under (he Railway Labor Acl the unions were free Saturday to call a strike, but they stood pat awaiting Monday's bargaining session. BH Airman Dies InAvtoCrash Bunker Hill airman, enroute home on leave, was killed Friday in a car-truck crash near AUentown, Pa. He was William Mulligan, of Jim Thorpe, Pa., who had effective Friday been promoted to airman second class. The accident occurred on U.S. 22 near AUentown and Mulligan was pronounced dead on arrival at an AUentown hospital. The victim .had been in the Air Force 16 months and was a member of the 319lh Fighter-Interceptor Squadron at Bunker Hill. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James J. Mulligan, of Jim Thorpe. . Final arrangements are incomplete. Undergoes Successful Open Heart Surgery . Larry G. lies, 16, underwent a successful open heart operation at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Friday it was reported by his aunt Mrs. Harold Stiver, of 100 E. Roselavvn. According to Mrs"/ Stiver the operation lasted six hours starting at 8 a.m. Friday; He is doing well but is; expected to remain on (he critical list for three to four days. Larry' is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugeiie lies, of 620 Eighteenth. CARACAS (AP) — Venezuela's' second leftist marine revolt in a month erupted Saturday al the big Puerto Cabello navy base. Loyal paratroopers and artillery units surrounded the 400-man rebel garrison Saturday night and look 60 prisoners. A Defense Ministry announcement j»redicted a quick end to Ihs uprising against President Romulo Betancourt's regime but said loyalist forces were moving cautiously through Puerto Cabello to avoid heavy casualties) It said the prisoners were rounded up outside the naval base as loyalist forces approached the rebel stronghold. ' The Defense Ministry announce*- ment said the rebels had taken three top naval base commanders as captives. It gave no word on, casualties or (fie extent of Ihe fighting. Rebel broadcasts heard on tha nearby Dutch island of Curacao said there was fighting in the streets between loyal national guard troops and marine rebels. "This is the greatest moment in Venezuelan history," the broad, cast said. Later the station went off the air. There was no official announcement of fighting. Government sources said the revolt was led by navy, officers sympathetic with the leftisl uprising of a similar number of marines in Carupano four weeks ago. That revolt was crushed in 48 hours. The rebel leaders were identified as Capt. Manuel Ponte Rodriquez and Lt. Cmdr. Pedro Medina Silva. The official sources said Ponle Ridriguez had been removed as head of a high navy staff last month when he fell under suspicion of sympathizing with tha Carupano " revolt. Medina Silva was described as having been second in command at Puerlo Cabello, 135 miles svest of Caracas. Govermnenl sources said the rebels apparently had counted on support from three warships in the harbor but their skippers steamed out lo sea. Loyal national guard forces took control of (he airport and radio station, cutting off further rebel broadcasts, the sources said. But the rebels were reported to have seized base Cmdr. Guillermo Ginnari and ship squadron Cmdr. Jesus Carbonnell an hour after they had gone to bed at 4 a.m,. By government account the uprising bore the same pro-Castro tinge of the Carupano revolt. Betancourt's regime said that uprising was aimed at establishing^ Cuban-type government in oil-rich Venezuela. In this capital- newspaper reports said police arrested a group of young Communist who planned a wave of terrorism in support of the Puerlo Ca1x;llo rebels. There were no indications, however, of any trouble'elsewhere in the nation. The uprising apparently caught Betancourt and his governmenl by surprise. He hurried lo Caracas from Merida where he had been attending a chamber of commerce meeting. Jose Gonzalez Navarro, head of the powerful Labor Confederation, issued a directive to labor leaders to cooperate wilh the armed forces in crushing the rebels.. The rebellion followed by only four weeks a short-lived revolt of 400 marines and 50 military police at Carupano, a fishing port, 300 miles east of Caracas. It was crushed the next day when the air, force attacked wilh bombing and strafing runs, and army units invaded the town. About 40 rebels were killed. Belancoui'l, who in three years of rule has been buffeted by numerous attempted uprisings by leftists and right-wing followers of ex-dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez, charged that the Carupano leaders wanted lo impose a Cas- Iro regime on this oil-rich nation. Baccalaureate Is Today - Over 300 Logansporl high school 1 seniors, the largest graduating class in the-'history "of the school, will- attend baccaluareate services today at'4 p.m. in the Berry Bowl. Services 'will be conducted by Rev. ; William H.;.Neeriemer, of the Ninth Street Christian church. The speaker, will be Rev. Dr. M.. L. Robinson, retiring minister of the Baptist Temple., Rev, Irving 'Prillips, pastor .of -.Calvary- Presbyterian church will ask .the, invocation. -James Ellars' will be the soloist as the high school choir,, conducted by Joseph M. Huffman, sings, Wilson's "One God." , Dr. B. F. 'Smith, minister of the'Broadway EUB. church, will read the Scripture lesson. , The high school orchestra under direclion of William Marocco will play the processional, Sullivan's "Entrance and March of Peers." The higlv school, orchestra con-' ducted by'Daniel J. Mordenli will play Fra'hck's "Panis Angelicus." Sherry- Simpson; Stanley Hillis, Pamela Brandenstein and Paul Hipsher will be soloist during the choir's presentation of Russell's "Halls of Ivy." Student director Allen Skelton will lead the -choir. Following the class sermon the choir will sing Mueller's arrangement of' "A Mighty Fortress." The benediction will be given by. the Rev. Roy Fisher, chiiplain-at the Logansport state hospital. The recessional, played by . Uie'Tjigh school orchestra, will be Elgar's' "Pomp and Circumstancc.-.V"*"* '• Accompanists for. the^ choir will be Connie Carr, Jaiiis'Kftibn'el end Janet Walls. • .'.._'.'-' Commencement 'cxerciKes will be held for the,307-' graduating seniors June 6-inr^he B.erry BowE ,' •at 8 p.m. Carl"'A. -Zimmerman, * superintendent of schools will pre-' sent the?.seniors '-with sheir 'diplomas. ' ' ' »'

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