The Oneonta Star from Oneonta, New York on May 16, 1962 · Page 1
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Oneonta, New York
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Wednesday, May 16, 1962
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. The Weather Continued warm and humid with variable cloudiness into Thursday. Chance of. thundershowors bottt days. High 85. The Otsego and Delaware's Great'Newspaper VOL. 71. NO, 279 Oneonla, N. Y., Wednesday, May 16, 19fi2 20 Pages Price Seven Cents Oneonta School Cost Freeman Ousts Top Aide .05 Per Thousand By FRANK PEBKETTA Star City Editor Impact of new state legislation on school aid became obvious in Oneonta Tuesday when it was announced that the proposed $2,750,000 high school- would cost but $3.05 tax per thousand, ot assessed valuation^ Without stale aid proposed by Uiq Dieferidori Commission and passed by the last session of the Legislature, the cost to taxpayers for construction of the new 875 29 pupil school would be $5.86 per thousand. ·The high school issue goes before voters of the Oneonta Consolidated, School District in referendum May. I New York State, under the new legislation, will provide 48 per cent of the cost of construction, or '$1,320,000; Such help has thus become available lo Oneonla for Ihe first time. In- the past, only central school districts were recipients of aid for construction. Refugees Pour From Hong Kong HONG KONG, .(API- Border area sources said Tuesday more than 10,000 refugees crossed Ihe frontier ot this British crown colony in the last four nights in futile mass attempts to escape hunger-ridden Red China. All bill a handful were rounded up by Hong Kong police and British army troops and returned to the Communist-dominated mainland: British, authorities regard the colony as too crowded now with Chinese refugees to. let them slay. Informants on the frontier said thousands were wailing in the brush on. (he China side lo make their -allempt under cover ol dark ness. ' In the last week as many as 300 lo 500 have gathered into single groups during the day and then surged across after dark. Where border fences existed, some groups have pushed them flat and then marched across into Ihe hills. Other groups have uprooted or cut the 8-foot high woven wire fences which are topped by barbed wire. "You can hear a fence go down," a farmer said. "And Ihei you can hear them moving across all together. They just keep going in a group." Farmers and villagers estimate less-than- one per cent-are eluding the-poliec and troops who comb Ihe grassy hills and rice paddy valleys. Some refugees throw themselves to the ground and plead to be allowed to slay. But there has been no report ot any offering physical resistance. They are rounded up and, herded lo a hold ing camp,, where they arc led be lore being relurned by Imcks to the border. "They seem numbed and re signed," one area resident, report ed. "I don't believe most of then' rcaly expected to gel through, bu they felt they had to make th altempl." All seemed lo be hungry bu there were few signs ot seven malnutrition. Although mosl com plained of currenl food shortages lor many the greatest problen seemed to be fear ot famine ti come. B47 Burns:, Man Killed KNOB NOSTER, Mo. (AP)-- I B47 jet bomber caught fire on th ground and exploded at Whiteman Air Force Bas2 Tuesday. Official reported one man was killed an at least 14 were burned. The public information offic said most or all ot the casuallie were military fire fighters sta lionsd at the base. Fire belched 100 feel in the ai in three separate blasts as -the fue tanks of the big six-jet mediurr bomber exploded. It was on the flight line, bein] readied for a routine .trainin; mission. The condition, of -the injured wa not reported. The names of Ih casualties were withheld. Tobacco Ads Out ROME (AP) -- Advertising, o tobacco in any form will b banned throughout Italy, under law effective Wednesday. Help For Area Taxpayers Here is. what the tax rate on' he new high school would be with nd without the 48 per cent Onc- nta will receive in Ihe form of late aid. The tax rale figured ere is solely the one that will re- ult from construclion of, a new ligh school and the figures are ot coupled to Ihe existing, tcnta- ivc or expected tax rates in 963-64. Adding the projected high school ax rates to any others at this ime would be erroneous. FIItST -- The current tax rates vill only be in effect for this school ·ear' which is almost, over. SECOND -- The tentative tax ·ales are just lhat--tentative and can be changed. THIRD -- The high school tax rate if you care to get a clearer licture should be added lo Ihose or the school year 196.VI. What they will be at that time is im- lossible to determine. Here are the tax rates result- ng from construction of a new ligh school. With Without Stale Aid State Ai Oneonla City 5H.05 S 5.M Oneonla Town 4.7H 8.28 Laurens 2:li!) 5.17 Maryland 4.7:! 9.11 ·\Illford 5:40 lO.Sli Davenport 4.0-1 7.7C The tax rales are based on cur rent assessments and equaliza tibn rates. Indonesian Minister Talks Tough JAKARTA, Indonesia (API- Foreign Minister Subandrio dc clared Tuesday night that Ind nesia is ready to go lo war wit the Netherlands to gain conlro over Wcsl New Guinea--at In lalest by Ihe end of 1X2. It was the stronges'l war lal by a Cabinet minister in week Subandrio recently returned froi an arms-buying trip to Moscow. He told a meeting ot the Inter national Students' Union that Ihe Dulch wanl lo settle the di pule by war "then w,e are read for a physical showdown with a arrogant colonial power." Earlier, Gen.. Abdul Haris Nasu lion, army chief ot staff, ai nounced to the group that arme Indonesians had been dropped b parachute in parts of the Dutc' held territory. He promised tl infiltration would continue. Nasulion, who is also minisle of defense, declared: "We ca lake West Irian (West Nc\ Guinea) at any moment. The Ii donssian armed forces are pr pared at any moment to rende assistance lo our youlh by air an sea." You'll Want To Read . . . COOPKRSTOWN" BOARD studies problem ol youth center. Page 2 150 TAXPAYERS protest Sidney village (lump. P.IRC 3 . . ONEQNTA REZONING lieiirinff scheduled Page ft Deaths 18 Women H, 15 .Business 12 Sports 1C, 17 (Comparisons of lax cosls per slrict with and without state aid re- clearly indicated in adjacent ible.) The Dipfendorl Committee, ap- oinled earlier by the governor, ·ecommcnded that the state help ut city school districts which had een "neglected" throughout the ;ars. Oneonta is also, lo be gwon an dditional $194,000 in stale-a'1 for peralion of the school district dur- ng the forthcoming year. Another way in which the local, chool district benefits from the Dicfendorf proposals is that the late will pay 60 per cent of the urrent debt service incurred by 1C local district. This means that (he state will ow help Oneonta pay bills still uc on Valleyview School, Center street School addition, new cate- eria, new laboratories on Acad,my Street and fire -towers at Oneonta High School. The tax rales which would re- ult from construction ot a new iir|i school were announced by Icnning J. Martin, school business issislant, Tuesday afternoon. The rates are only those which vould result from construction of i now high school. It the proposed high school is approved by he electorate this month, bonds or the new construction probably von't be sold for at least six months. Therefore the lax rales result- ng from construction of a new ligh school are not included in he tax rate for 1962-63. They prob- ibly would 1)0 included in the lax rale for the school year 196364. Therefore, no matter what happens at the polls later Ihis month, Dnconta residents won't be asked to pay for any part ot the school Ihis year: The Dicfendort committee did help Oneonta to some extent this year when an increase in stale aid" enabled local school officials to reduce the tax rate for the coming school year. Last week the Oneonla Board ot Ed'ucalion adopted a. tenlalive budget that would result in a dip of $1.80 on each $1,000 of assessed valuation in the city ot Oneonta. Mr. Martin's report noted -Ihat Ihe principal and interest for the first year on the new school would be ?171,250. Towards Ihis Ihe slale would contribute 48 per cent or 582,200 the first year. Oneonta would raise 52 per cent or $89,050. Salaii Quiet As Treason Trial Opens PARIS (AP)--Raoul Salan, the cold and colorless general who turned to armed revolt against France in his stubborn battle to ward off Algerian independence, sat mute Tuesday at Ih-s opening of his -treason trial. The head of the dreaded Secret Army Organization in Algiers looked on impassively from the prisoner's box as his attorneys consumed most ol tbs day altack- ing the competence and makeup ot the special high military court thai may condemn him to die. At the opening of the trial Charles Bornet, court president, clad in crimson rob»s with an ermine cape and Ihe brilliant ribbon of the legion of Honor, asked SaJan lo identify himself. "Ex-general of the colonial army, holder ot Ihe Military Medal, Great Cross of the Lsgion ot Honor, major war disabilities," Salan said slowly and distinctly. He paused after the "ex-" before the word general. Those were ths only words he spoke during :he day. Salan, former French supreme commander in. Indochina and former supreme, commander in Algeria,, is charged with participating in the abortive generals' putsch in Algiers in April 1961, .and th-sn going underground to lead the terrorist Secret Army Organization. Ordered Ashore WASHINGTON (API-- Prcsi-, vine A1D and Air Force F100 jet-I Premier Khrushchev sent word , . , i nftrt r t (-, ' n ll n r.l. Ttlinnp t i n e - A Icm I uliftrl I I h a t thn Snvipt Union affrpeS 011 dent Kennedy ordered 1,800 U.S. Marines into Thailand at dawn : Thursday 10 p.m. EST Wednesday) in a 5,000-troop buildup of U.S. military strength there aimed at preventing the Communists from swallowing up neighboring Laos. Ah advance contingent of Ma- attack planes was dispatched from the Philippines to Thailand Tuesday. The Pentagon said it had no word as to whether they actually arrived on schedule. Shorilyg after Kennedy acted, with the statement that the Red threat to Thailand is of grave concern lo the United States, Soviet lat the Soviet Union agrees on e necessity for a cease-fire and peaceful political settlement in aos. The U.S. - Soviet accord was cached at an afternoon meeting etween Secretary of State Dean tisk and Soviet Ambassador natoly F; Dbrynin. This led some U.S. strategists ) believe that the heart of Ihe aos crisis is on the way to solu- oh, that the big powers will not c drawn more directly into the onflict, and that American troops 'ill be able to leave Thailand ventually without entering 'Laos r firing a shot. But some potentially trouble- ome gaps in the U.S.-Soviet ac- ord remained. Both sides were nclear as lo whether a cease- ire, allowing the rival -Laotian actions to negotiate for a nationwide government, meant with- Irawal ol Red rebel forces lo Ihe ines they held before starting on heir northwest Laos offensive ast week. The United States had ought a withdrawal. Dobrynin said after a 35-minute ·neoting with Rusk thai it is neces- ary to put into effect last June's ·Cennedy · Khrushchev agreement n Vienna on the importance ot a cease-lire and forming a neutral ndependent Laos government. State Department press said, ACCIDENTAL KICKOFF--President Kennedy 'accidentally kicked over a trophy as he tried to move for a better view of proceedings Monday at the White House, Trophies were being awarded the White House Police pistol team., (UPI Telephoto) 'Polly Want a Cracker? 5 Is Strictly Not lor Her BATAVIA, N. Y. (AP)--This talking, whistling Polly wants mor than a cracker. She wants--and gels--buttered toast and ice crean and watches television, too. The Mexican yellow-head parrot, believed to be over 60 year ot age, begins her day with egg and buttered toasl--il must be bu tcred or she won't touch it. Her diet includes mashed potatoes freshly roasted peanuts, carrots, celery, tangerines and fresh bread. "She usually oals ice cream before going lo bed," says Mrs Frank L. Reinhardl, Polly's owner. WI1UIJ 1 Uily WcUUIlL'b cl i V WUalULIl UUII anvullllfe, 3MV.' *,r,l,* ....^ "Roger." If someone dies on the screen and the aclors cr, Polly Monday night, utters "Oh, Oh." Macnrillaii Says Tests Unlikely Danny Thomas and Tennessee Ernie Ford drew laughs. Polly says "I like, I like" when asked whclher she wants a bath. She whistles as though calling a dog and cries like a baby. When Mrs. Rcinhardt uses the telephone, Polly puts on a skit lhat goes like this: don'l say Wallers on Strike Self-Service Costs Run High NEW YORK (API--A strike of waiters at the Waldorf - Astoria Hotel forced hundreds, ot wall- dressed lady luncheon guests to serve their own food Tuesday--at up (p. $5-1 a plalc. Bellhops, elevator 1 operators, doormen and busboys joined the strike Mate in the day. The hotel was without room service and faced dinner parties with only one solution--"buffet style." The strike stemmed from a dispute over lipping that erupted into a 90-minule walkout ot ban- quet waiters Sunday night, and led lo Ihe firing of eight union delegates. · The waiters service luncheons and banquets for outside groups want a fixed-fee tip, in place ot Ihe prcvious i practice ot passing the plalc among the guests. The hotel management, admitted after the walkout, that it had signed but reneged on an agreement Sunday night to pay the waiters a flat 12 per cent of each guest's bartquet fee. Manager Thomas Kane said the hotel management was-.forced to sign the agreement "under economic duress' 1 and didn't feel bound by it. The hotel's biggest headache Monday night was a dinner for 1,200 persons sponsored by Ihe French Institute In the grand ballroom, Vice President .Lyndon B. Johnson and Andre Malraux, French m i n i s t e r of state for cultural affairs, the principal, speakers. With numerous luncheons and dinners slated for Wednesday, Kane said the management was making no special plans. Estes Case Cited SEC. FREEMAN He Wields Axe Hike Dairy Supports i bcrt H. Humphrey,. D-Minn, an| nounced Tuesday the introduction Washington optimism stemmed 0 £ legislation proposing higher loo from reports lhat Ihe Reds, p nce (supports for dairy products. lave ceased fighting in Laos and j gen. Eugene J. McCarthy, D- .hat the feuding chiefs at last arc on their way to the negolialing ible. These developments highlighted a day of feverish activity starting with a special early morning Kennedy briefing of congressional leaders of both parlies. House GOP Leader Charles A. Halleck ot Indiana said on leaving :he While House there were no Minn., was listed as a co-sponsor. The bill would authorize the secretary of agriculture lo sel price supports on "manufacturing" milk at $3.40 per hundred pounds for the current marketing year. Under existing law the secretary has sel the pr WASHINGTON' (API - Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman fired former Assf. Secretary of Agriculture James T. Ralph Tuebdaj night in connection with gift-givng by indicted Texas financier Bdiie Sol Estes. Ralph, who had been undergoing training for .1 post as agricultural attache to the Philippines, is the third department official cither to be fired or to resign in connection \\ ith the Estes case. The others were Emery E. Jacobs, deputy administrator of the Agricultural Stabilisation and Con- I servation Service, who resigned, i and William E. Morris, who was ' an assistant to Ralph. Asst. Secretary of Labor Jerry R. Holleman also has resigned in the case, saying he accepted a $1,000 gift from Estes to help I meet Washington living expenses. j In announcing the action against Ralph, Freeman said jn a statement that he acted on the basis of reports ot the Federal Bureau ot Investigation, which investigated Ralph's connection with the case. All three Agriculture Department employes had been named in testimony before a Texas court of inquiry conducted by Texas Ally. Gen. Will Wilson. The testi- . . . mony told of clothing gifts to tha officials. Wilson said Estes courted department favors in connec- per hundred puonds, or 75 per cent ot parity. I The bill also would call for - lion with grain storage and cotton production operations under the department. aw the sec-j The Agriculture Department's ·ice at $3.11 involvement in the (angled affair, "he White Mouse mere were no i rnc oui aiso wouici can LUI a .......*...*... «- -.----~.. ~~... --commitments asked and. none referendum in early 1963 of pro- publican members of Congress, given at the closed session at duccrs who market 5,000 pounds'"·"""·=' hn "" fl» ma nrt«l t h a t he which Kennedy lold of the placing | of milk or more a year, lo vole of U.S. forces on combat assign-1 on production controls. " '"'" ment in Asia for Ihe lirst time since the Korean War. Little Egypt A New Life For Negroes DALLAS, Tex. (AP)--The residents ot Little Egypt, a tiny 97- year-old Negro community nestled in a northern Dallas area of well- to-do homes, made their exodus from their tumbledown shacks Tuesday to modern homos and a new life. The mass move which involved nearly 200 persons climaxed a complicated year-long real estate deal to clear the land for a new shopping center. It ended the history of the community that grew from a parcel ot land given a pair ot newly freed slaves. The community's patriarch, William Hill, S7, who had lived on the same spot of ground for the past 76 years, worried about his long unused sets of mule harness. Bui he said he wasn't worried! about the future. The cash he re-, ceivcd for his property was pay-, ing for a new home--with inside t plumbing -- and would leave him i $22,000 cash. thirds of the producers approved the bill's "supply - management" or control provisions, (he secretary would be authorized to set the price supports "as near 90 ier cent of parity as feasible,'' Humphrey's statement said. The bill would allow for voluntary reductions of 'dairy production until April 1, 1963, he said. After that, supply - management provisions and producer allotments would be mandatory if approved by the referendum. The legislation provides for sur- including charges of favoritism toward Estes, has brought strong criticism of Freeman from Republican members of Congress. Several have demanded that he be ousted. President_Kennedy made a special point in expressing confidence in Freeman Tuesday night at a world food forum, without specifically mentioning the Estes affair. With Freeman substituting for the President as. a speaker before the group, Kenedy sent a message saying: "No one speaks for American agriculture today with more confidence or authority than Secretary Freeman. "I could have found no one of stronger conviction or greater dedication to the national interest When Polly watches a TV wesiern with shooting, she calls j tiny - . . Final services were h-ld in the j [arm price of $3.76 lllG ICj, IS IUUU11 fcM Uv lULa 1UI aui " ] u *.«*!.«. nut i iv ··"- "tiMwuv" ....._* plus-reduction payments ot up to. lo lake my place tonight than · Secretary Freeman." European Space Plan Causes Split BRIGHTON, England (AP) -West Europe's program for its first venture info the space age was tire subject Tuesday of a deepening split with some influential U.S. experts. Several U.S. delegates at an 11- nation space conference voiced opposition to a European space effort designed lo compete with Ihe giant U.S. program. European delegates showed no signs of speedily abandoning their independent spara aspirations. $2.50 per hundredweight to farm crs who would voluntarily agree to reduce their marketing below the 1951-62 evel. To qualify for Ihe payments, dairy producers would have lo cut production by at least 7.5 per cent of their 1961-62 output, but no more than 30,000 pounds a year. After April 1, 1963, surplus marketing fees of up to $2.75 per hundredweight would be assessed on all marketings in excess of the 1961-62 marketing level, if supply-management provisions are approved in the referendum. » rf/" . » O · ^ NEW YORK (AP - A uniform a hundred- . . Izzalso . . . oh yes . . . my goodness . ohhh . . . ohhh . . . wcllaa . . . ohhh." you rpenter To Final Preparations CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -His dale with Ihe slars only four days away, astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpener buckled down Tuesday to final preparations for his- around-the-world space trip. Pro.}9Ct Mercury officials reported everything was on schedule tor the orbital launching, set for Saturday in a period between 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. EST. Carpenter and his backup pilot, Walter M. Schii'ra, are quartered in the special ready room at Hangar S--Ihe temporary home before their space flights of astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I. Grissom and John II. Glenn Jr. The 37-year-old Navy lieutenant commander reportedly was calm with no display ot tension as th-: moment nearcd, for him to be blasted into orbit by an Atlas .missile. Litlle Egypt Baptist church weight for dairy farmers' April ,\ French expert said reliance deliveries to pool plants in Ih? on ti, e United Stales would leave LONDON (AP)--Prime Minister Harold Macmillan said Tuesday it in unlikely Britain will have to carry out more nuclear tests of its own. He lold the House ot Commons that results ol the current American tests, will be available to British scientists llnder the agreement by which Britain leased Christmas Island as a testing ground. Sixteen British scientists arc on the island as observers. Parliament Ponders Carpenter will be a busy man as ho whirls through the heavens in his Aurora 7 spacecraft. He is lo .conduct a number of scientific tests and observations in an effort to, broaden man's knowledge of his ability to perform in the eerie weightless world ot space. Carpenter's flight plan is the same as Glenn's -- three times around the world at 17,500 miles. ,,, ^^,,,,.,,,.,., ...., -an hour in an orbit ranging from t of a pair ot pelicans Tuesday. rrl.n rlnhntn- it(-ic iHnnnnmcil'f* 100 to 160 miles high. Pipeline Blown MARACAlBO. Venezuela (API -- An oil pipeline in Falcon Stale was slighlly damaged by a bomb explosion Tuesday. Police said leftists probably were responsible. New York - Now Jersey milkshed was announced Tuesday. The March price was $-1.07 gaps in European technology. A West German delegate said il would be foolish to leave the 53:91.. C. J. Blanford, market administrator, who announced the prices, said thai receipts from milk producers increased by 29.0-19.632 pounds but that consumption of fluid milk dropped 703,380 pounds from April, 1961. hundredweight '16.3 quarts while j w hole field of space to the Soviet that lor April of last year was Union and. America, Britain and France arc the leaders in the embryonic European program. Both have spent millions on developing rockets and ground installations. West Germany is a late slarler. Italy has had a small research program for years. The other nations are Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Spain. Australia, also is cooperating. Its Woomera rocket range is valuable to the Europeans. Today's Chuckle And there's a power mowor without blades for borrowing neighbors. Pelican Sex Debate Fruitless By KUOY GIU10K1'! LONDON IV -- Britain's House of Commons discussed the sex. The debate was The pelicans -- Paul and Daphne -- are inmalcs ot SI, a Conservative, raiso-.i Ihe issue. He said he had hrvird that Paul and Daphne are expecting ft blessed event. With this in mind, hr askrni if Hit' minister of works, Scottish Lord John Adrian Hope, could =^,7roy=s^ ffi * M l-K , heart of London which comes under the Ministry of Works. The question is -- which, if either, is male and which is female. Bird-lover Sir Tuiton, Beamish, male and Daphne a female. Sir Tutton pointed out it is not easy to determine the sox of a pcilcnn. Replying, Lord John said: "A post-mortem on a park pelican named Wilfred recently revealed (tut Wilfred had been appropriately -named." This was greeted by t lughter from Conservatives, Luborilcs and Liberals alike. Lord John cxpl lined lh.-il Wilfred had to be destroyed niter I" .njureel himself in an accident. TnerC was more laughter when he added that Wilfred's ex-male Daphne, i' Tmw sh.irinj a park wck with Paul. "Time will show," he said, "whether Paul has got the bird."

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