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2 Primaries In State Set Tuesday RICHMOND -- ( A P t -- Five Democrats in the 7th District and three in the 10th go to the post in primary elections Tuesday for party nominations for seats in Congress. The crowded field--by Virginia standards -- in the 7th is comprised largely of candidates who reflect the conservative politics and voting habits of the Shenandoah Valley district. The 7th is the home district of both of Vu ginia's United States senators- Harry F. Byrd of Berryville and A. Willis Robertson of Lexington. Winner of the primary in the 7i'i will go into another election race in November against a Re publican to succeed Rep. Burr P. Harrison, the Winchester Democrat, who heeded his doctor's advice against running for reelection. 7u the less conservative northern Virginia 10th district, the winner among the three Democratic candidates will face the task of! trying to unseat Rep. Joel P. Broyhill, one of the state's two Republican congressmen who have remained firmly in the sad- file since they rode to victory in tho big Eisenhower sweep of 1952. The five contesting for the chance to succeed Harrison in ihe 7th are William C. Gibbons, 35, of Harrisonburg. who won a doctorate in government, economics and international relations at Princeton and has had seven \ears of experience working for congressional committees: Victor E. Click, 44, a history and government professor of 12 years experience at Bridgewater College; F. L. "Jim" Largent, 45. of Winr Chester, a lawyer and former FBI agent; John O. Marsh Jr.. 35, a lawyer and Strasburg police judge, and Claude B. Smalts Jr.. 4(i, a florist who has 14 years of governmental experience as councilman and mayor of Winchester. No single one of the candidates has had the public blessing of the Pyrd organization. Either Marsh or- Largent were represented as being acceptable and both have a number of prominent organiza- f n figures in their p o l i t i c a l c-mps. Gibbons has some of the F rd Democratic forces on his s 'e but generally district politic cs feel his appeal is to the younger and more liberal elements of the party. There is a feeling thai Gibbons will attract much of the 1960 Kennedy vote in the district. If this proves to be the case while Marsh, Largent and the others snlit the more conservative vote. Gibbons could emerge on top. However, some of the districts political leaders see the race as mainly a contest between Marsh and Largent. In the 10th embracing Arlington and Fairfax and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, Democrats have found the nomination for congress only a party honor since Republican Broyhill won the newly created seat in 1952. The Democratic primary field Includes Augustus C. Johnson, 47, a research scientist and former chairman of the Fairfax County Democratic Co m m i 11 e e who claims support from much of the district party leadership; Charles W. Lowry, 57, lecturer and author and a former Episcopal rector who styles himself a "Jeffersonian Democrat", and Edwin Lynch 48. a business man and former member of the Virginia legislature, long identified with the liberal wing of the party, who now says the liberal group has control to a degree where it is inclined to push aside divergent views. The Weather Warm and humid, high near 90; showers possible. Sun sets today 8:33 Sun rises tomorrow _ _ 5:57 (Other Weather Data On Page 2) Keep Eye on Road Drivers should admire scenery from a car that is halted and safely off the road. Any diversion of driver attention can be fatal in modern traffic. VOL. 98--No. 4 PETERSBURG-COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VIRGINIA, SUNDAY, JULY 8, 1962 58 PAGES--PRICE: 1 f CENTS S l a f f 1'hotu James Ritchie, 12, Of Chesterfield, Heads Down Jefferson St. Hill He And 27 Other Boys Will Compete In Soap Box Derby Next Saturday 21 Soap Box Derby Entrants Test Cars By HUGH MOORE Progress-Index Staff Writer Twenty-one Tri-City area boys headed their Soap Box Derby coasting cars down the S. Jefferson St. hill yesterday afternoon in a preview of next Saturday's event. At 2 p. m. July 14, approximately 28 boys will "have u go at it" in the ninth annual Petersburg derby. At the end of the track, some 700 feet long, and approximately 30 seconds after the starting gun, one lax! will have won a $500 savings bond and the right to represent the city in the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. Until about 3:30 Saturday, no one can tell you just who that winner will be. There are no odds in this race. Yesterday's trial runs were prc-j expected ceded by a thorough inspection ^ each car by members of the Po- from Emporia Greensville County. and tersburg Optimist Club, the ci.'ic group tht conducts the summer event. The race is sponsored by Master Chevrolet Sales Inc. and The Progress-Index. D u r i n g yesterday's pre-race event, cars in almost every stage of construction, most of them nude of paint, were parked at the S. Jefferson and Mercury St. intersection to be checked and numbered for the race. Alter that they took solo runs down the gently sloping^ street to become familiar with the track and what they will be up against Saturday. The entry list for the race includes 28 boys from 11 to 15 years of age from Petersburg, Hopewell. Colonial Heights and Dinwiddie and Chesterfield counties. In addition several entries are Canoeists Board Steamer for Part Of 1,700-Mi. Trip CINCINNATI W) -- Three 18- year-old youths from Lynchburg, Va., making a 1.700-mile canoe trip to New Orleans, stopped paddling and started riding here Saturday. They boarded the Ohio River steamer "Delta Queen" and will travel on it as far as Louisville, Ky. The three are Bill Callahan, Speck Ayres, and Steve Mickle. All attend the E. C. Glass High School at Lynchburg. The trio arrived here Friday evening in the third week of their trip from Radford, Va. They saw the "Delta Queen" and learned she was to leave here Saturday. U.S. Aerospace Industry Faces Strike Threat B U R B A N K , Calif. AP--Unions for 125,000 workers have set a strike for July 23. They said it would cripple the United States aerospace industry. The strike decision was reached Saturday at a meeting between lop-level negotiators of the Inter- ( national Association of Machinists and the United Aerospace Workers. AFL-C10. A walkout would involve production workers at missile and airplane planls throughout the nation, as well as al many missile bases. Jetliner Believed Found On Hill in Indian Jungle --·$ Derby Director Harry W. Pearson said he will announce a three- judge panel this week to select heat winners. The race will be held in two sections, groups A and B. with the winner in each category competing lor the city championship. Group A entries include boys! The announcement came a few U l ' l Telc]iliou LOOTERS--Looters of a store in Caxios, Brazil, scramble for canned foodstuffs as they emerged from a looted grocery store yesterday. The store was closed but the looters forced open corrugated iron shutters. A bill on a post urges votes for Tenorio Cavalcanti, controversial federal deputy representing the district. 13, 14 and 15 while B has the 11 and 12-year-old age group. In addition to the top prize, each entry will receive merchandise prizes donated by local merchants or purchased by the Optimist Club. Prizes will be awarded at a banquet Thursday, July 19, at 7 p. m. at the Elks Club on W. Tabb SI. In the event of rain, the race (Continued ou Page 2) Strike Closes Last Hospital Six Victims of Auto Crash Still in Serious Condition CHESTERFIELD-Six persons remain in serious condition today in Richmond hospitals following a two-car collision early yesterday morning that claimed the lives of eight persons. Only one of the 15 passengers in the two vehicles that hit head- on on U. S. Rt. 1 in Che?terfield County is reported improved. She is Mrs. Ollie Patterson, 43, of Brooklyn, who is due to leave St. Philip Hospital today. The accident occurred five miles north of Colonial Heights in fronl of Cole's Motel. II was the worst in the state since last June 18 when eight persons died in a two-car crash in Appomatlox County. The eight deaths lifted Virginia's traffic fatality toll for the year to 416, far above the toll of 381 at the same time last year. Ten people were inside one of the cars and six of them were killed, including f o u r members of a Baltimore family. The other i car had five occupants and two-a Brooklyn youth and his sister -- perished. State Trooper H. W. Lewis sid at least one of the automobiles was going at a high rate of speed and that there were no skid marks to indicate that either driver had a chance to a p p l y brakes. So great was the force of the collision that the engine of each car was rammed against the back of the front scat. Five of those who died were killed instantly. The seven persons who escaped death were injured, several of them seriously, and were hospitalized in Richmond. Fourteen were killed in December 1935 in a bus accident that was the state's bloodiest wreck in history. On Sept 20, 15)59, 10 died in a three-vehicle accident on U. S. Rt. 460 in Dinwiddie County. Those who died in the wreck were: James Isaac of Baltimore, a steelworker and the driver of the northbound sedan; his wife, K tic; their children Elizabeth, 10, and Michael^ l; two passengers in their car'whose home was in Sumter, S. C., Linda Keeles, 12, and Annie Keeles, age undetermined; Youman Samuels, age not known, of Brooklyn, N. V., driver of the second cnr, and Wanda Samuels, 6, his sister. days after a clear indication from a federal official that the a d m i n - j istrntion would step in to avert any tieup in the sprawling aerospace industry. What action might be taken was not disclosed. Unless contract agreements are , readied by July 23. union ncgo-' lialors said. Ihe two union? will strike all plants of Ix)ckhccd, North American. Douglas. General Dynamics-Convair. Ryan Aeronautical and Aerojet General throughout the United States. Workers also will be called off the job at these missile bases: , r andenberg Air Force Base, Calif.: Pacific Missile Range; Cape Canaveral, Fla.: Sheppard AFB. Tex.; Dyess AFB. Tex.; Walker AFB, Roswell, N.M.: Lincoln AFB, Neb.; Warren AFB, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Fairchikl AFB, Wash.; and missile bases at White Sands. N.M.: Omaha, Neb.; Pittsburgh, N.Y.; Forbes, Kan.: Shilling, Kan.; Altus, Okla.. and Ncosha. Mo. Negotiators said the. companies Fight for S. Viet Nam Is Seen 'Fouled Up' K I M T O K S N O T K A iv ? h f A u i f f i * - , ' ' 11 p r o p l r l r i u p told t h e 11 n t h »f i he ( ' t r h t i n i : n i Soul 11 V i r - t \ . i i n ? A ni l hey o v r n homi: t o l d h ; d f 1 n n l \ ? l-'roni n rrnf". of 1 n - t r r v i r v / s w H l i v r r n r n r d A m % n * ni o f f i c e r s coinrs ;in ;mevy i n r i i r i · i no l i t nf a u »i \\ii-y ^;jy (s b r i t m 11111111 i f\Tt\ ,j \v ay \v i ( h f e w hit m a n y errors* nnil By BEM PRICE AP Staff Writer FT. LEAVENWORTH, K a n . (AP)--The story here--and apparently elsewhere in the U. S. Army--is that the fight to save South Viet Nam from the Coir- 11,000. At one time there were 250.- JOOO troops in (he Malayan thea- [ter. That's one at the rear to 250 I men in action. I Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamarn lakes a less pessimistic view of the operation. Without going into specifics, he told a news conference in Washington this week that effectiveness of U. S. aid to the South Vietnamese government forces has "greatly increased over the pasl several months." Among other factors he men- munists is, to put it mildly, f o i i l o d j t i o n c d were a "much more favor up. Both the Pentagon State Department he-ve been extremely reluctant to discuss the Vietnamese operation at all. j able ratio" of Communists killed the- j or captured and a lesser number of guerrilla attacks. "We can't expect termination of i a war--£iul it is a war--in a mat- Hut it can be reported that tcr of months," McNamara said. there are some extremely dis- turbcd officers in the U. S. Army. "It will be years before it is concluded, and 1 believe it will be concluded successfully." Thr following story, reporting the views of the men who have been on the scene in Viet Nam was pieced together in a series of One Body Reported BroughtOut BOMBAY, India (AP) --, Police said early Sunday two | shepherd boys found the, wreckage of a plane believ-" ed to be an Alitalia jetliner that disappeared with 94 persons aboard. They said he wreckage was sighted on a hill in the jungles about 50 miles northeast of Bombay. Officers at the town of Junnar reported the body of one man--apparently a European--had been found in the wreckage. They said an Italian lira note was found nearby. There were no Immediate reports of other victims. The police placed the crs'sh site 14 miles west of Junnar. The announcement came after unconfirmed reports reached the Santa Cruz Airport in Bomb- hay that the wreckage of the Italian DCS had been sighted by a truck driver near the town of Khed. about 60 miles east of Bombay. Rescue teams were sent to that area. Earlier police reported investigators ^had been sent to Murbad. about oO miles in a more southeasterly direction from Bombay, lo check into reports tha twreck- agc of a plane had been found there. They said this report had come from a government official at Murbad. The big Italian jel vanished Sat- interviews which began in Wash- urday in a monsoon rainstorm ington and carried through Ft. Benning, Gs., and here. Some of the officers interviewed saw the Vietnamese operation at different levels and hence the experiences of one might vary considerably from another. All asked to remain anonymous for career A man who talked to Rossou immediately after the general's return from an inspection trip to (Continued on Page 10) will he given notice of contract j ranging from captains through at termination on July 13. with thc | least one major general. strike date set for 10 days later. The strike date had been set tentatively a few days ago. Federal Mediator Waller Mag- ciolo said a few davs ago that;! 1 , , . . Labor Secretary Arthur Goldberg's-* do«'nn B ht angry over II apparently is no secret throughout thc Army that Maj. . William R. Rosson. chief of U. S. Special Forces--gucrril- Trooper Lewis said the Sam-, won't tolerate a walkout in the J ucls car was heatling south f o r ! (Continued on Page 10) Florida and the Isaac automobile! was northbound when the two I met head-on in the southbound | passing lane of the four-lane highway. The collision awakened Mrs. W. E. Brooks, wife of the motel what ho considers the misuse of his highly Iniincrl .specialists mi (South Viet Nam. [ UN Makes Firm Bid For Peace in Congo L O N D O N 'A1 M -- Thanl owner. "There was no screeching of tires and no sounds of brakes," (Continued on Page 2) REGINA, Sask. r.\Pi--Two of the 35 hospitals kept open across Saskatchewan for emergency service in the crisis over the province's compulsory medical care insurance plan closed Saturday fori want of doctors. At the same time, the government's small corps of emergency doctors recruited from outside to bolster stopgap service, came in for criticism on the ground they were strikebreakers nnd ineligible for licenses to practice Dr. E. W. Uarooles, vice president of the governing council of the Provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons, charged in a; statement to reporters Friday that the government was importing ineligible doctors. Another statement by the Keep- On r-Doctors Committee charged the government was spending at least S100.000 on the recruiting campaign and has "cast itself in the role of slate strikebreakers." The committee is supporting the province's 700 doctors, most of whom have gone on a vacation since the compulsory medical care law went into effect July 1. They charge it introduces government control over doctor-patient relationships, The law allows the patient free choice of doctors for prepaid medical service, but sets the fees and finances, paid from general taxes and compulsory payroll deductions. Five arrivals expected this weekend will increase to 11 a crew of British doctors brought in on contracts for ore t o UiK'. 1 months r. $000 lo Si.800 a mr\iih nnd transportation. Two U.S. doctors also have been recruited. A British doctor automatically qualifies for registration in Saskatchewan if he is on the British (Continued on Page 2) Si : i f f Tholo 8 Died When This Car, Another Collided Head-On In Chesterfield County Saturday Accident Raised State's Road Death Toll To 416 For The Year kept t h e command structure o f i v o | v j n j . secessionist K a t a n g a Store Manager In Plaza Robbed By 2 Bandits _, _ _ . , , ii i L I!(J IMUJlLLm^MV-tJ DJ DlU'lll H^Uil Two Negro men held up the , , h j c h coi|n(c[ . _ gucri . illa opcra . will be contributed by the United Stales if Congress next week okays President Kennedy's plans President npo Dinh Diem has j settlement of the Congo crisis i n - i for the purchase of U.N. bonds. F u r t h e r , among ' A r m y men; served imlicc today of a f i r m , there are reports lh;.1 Vietnamese j now U n i t e d Nations bid for a f i n a l his government so split nnd confused t h a t military operations against the Communist Viet Cong guerrillas border on the chaotic. The intelligence system upon managcr of the F. \V. Woolworth store in Walnut Hill Plaza laic last niijhl and escaped w i t h approximately S1.20fl in cash. The pair struck Billy G. Mize. the manager, over thc head during the robbery but he was not seriously injured. Mizc, of 1S81 Monliccllo Avc., was treated and released at Petersburg General Hospital. Police Sgt. A. 0. Sheffield said Ihe men hid in Ihe store's men's room until after Ifl: l~ p. m. when the last employ lefl and then held up Mi/e at gunpoint They were described as in t h e i r early i': one five feel, nine inches t a l l w i t h a dark complexion. His companion is six feel tall. s depend for success is report- near collapse. And. f i n a l l y , some officers he;.r l i e also Province and the central go\*ern- meut at Leopoldvillc. The U.N 7 . acting secretary-general told a news conference he wants the Security Council to debate thc worsening situation in the next month or two nnd perhaps give him fresh orders. Thc rest will come from 40 other member-states. A clash between Kntangnn and central forces reported Friday lent urgency to Thant's statements. He outlined two key ele- of moments before it was duo to land st Bombay. There had been fears the plane was down east of Bombay in mountainous jungles inhabited by snakes, leopards, tigers and the Warli and Katkari tribes, who still use bows and arrows. .Six planes of the Indian Air Force were called off at nightfall. But police patrols in jeeps continued the search through an area of several hundred square miles. Continued rains hampered the search. In places (he jungle is thick and trackless, making location of any wreckage difficult. On the theory the plane might have flown on west of this port and plunged into the Arabian Sea. the Indian government dso ordered naval vessels to look for wreckage. Alitalia Airlines said its plane, on a flight from Australia to Rome, carried 85 passengers and a crew of 9. It was not known whether EIIV Americans were aboard. The airline said the plane last reported it was about eight miles east of Bombay at an altitude of 4.500 feet. Bombay's Sc-nta Cruz Airport then lost all contact with ' t h e huge Boeing DCS jet. i i [ i i i i i v . . - n ' . ^ i « . t v . . j . . , . , 1 · i announced that stalled l . J l t l s . ll ''"'g to ct lll? -" ian : The abrupt blackout led to . , . . . Ihe I' S m i l i t a r y advisory group I Dutch-Indonesian negotiations on | u n i o n ""mere combine lo cnveu ; spm ilation the plane might h;ne ............. !i,, South Viet Nam, now number- t h c future of West New Guinea ing between 4.000 and 5.000 men. has become so top-heavy and unwieldy that its efficiency has been imperiled. For every man actually out in | the field training and advising ' Vietnamese troops, there are reportedly al least five in rem- are being resumed next week. Thanl attempted to ally British fears about a U.N. resort to force in the Congo. 'It has never been my inten- its Katanga to the central Leopoldville government. Union Miniere, dominated by Belgian and British been hit by lightning, common over the mountains in summer rainstorms. The plane's course was over the Ghat Mountains of interests, has not paid a cent to| W estern India, where peaks Ere Leopoldville since the Congo became a state two years ago. This about 9.000 feet. The state government messaged ; - | , r 11 » d - » · _ ] I I H . J K J K . -,u * \.i [ t n i v , t i k i**t,*joti ^v«.x t ion--and never will be my mien-: was in breach of the l%fl inae-i po |j ce j n a trian"vtlir area from lion--to use any military inilia- (pendence agreement. Thant said, : Bom | )av to p oon 7i and N'asik live." he said. 2. He is planning to strengthen ] scn() e U . N . guard over certain Union ||.. ni j v The jetliner had left Sydney f r Rome and had made stops in Da headquarters of not more t h a n ! w i t h economics. About $95 million (Continued on Page 101 'Sole Owner and Proprietor 7 By BEN 7 THOMAS OXFORD, Miss. ' A P i -- Yokna- patawpha County is on the Iwrdcr between thc sand hills covered with scrubby pine and Ihe black earth of the bottomlands of the Mississippi and its tributaries. Its population of 15,611 persons is scattered over 2.400 square miles. The mythical county and all of its 15.011 people belong to William , ,,.. , . , - ,-...«. ..^...^.. parties into the hills echelon headquarters s h u f f l i n g ; But, if attacked, l : .\. forces the 1.'.N. guard over certain Union |,. ni j vnllevs Poona is 7o mile-; papers. w i l l have his authority lo r e t a i l - Miniere installations in Katanga i southeast of Bombay and \as\ This r a t i o becomes somewhat j ale in self-defense, he added because followers of indcncndent-1 j s !X) ^ csi northeast' of th:s p'o:'. s t a r t l i n g when it is considered : g r i m l y . minded President Moise Tshombe thai the B r i t i s h carried oi.l an The Burmese statesman said ( h a v e threatened to blow them up. j extremely effective guerrilla s u p - : he expects to have around SlfiS; Leaders of the breakaway prov-1 . S j n ,,. 11)OI . e pression campaign in Mak^M i m i l l i o n to carry the I'.N. opera-, inee evidently figure the threat of · w i t h a headquarters at thc top j lions in Ihe Conyo I h r n u g h lo sabotage will induce the m i n i n g : Alit.ilia said the jetliner of n i n e men and assorted s u b - j December--or to ncxl February combine to go on jxiyin.u_ them | nc wcst of its fleet, having been m service only a few months. It was piloted by an airline veteran. Cmdr. Ltiigi Quattrin. who was decorated by the Italian Air Force in World War II. Several prominent Asi?ns weie i reported aboard. An airline ofti- ! cial said among those boarding ! at Singapore were S. A. Rao. W h! Disney production representative ; in Southeast Asia, and C. K. Le.\ inu.-naging director of Asia L ; .o [Assurance Society. Ltd., one of Faulkner's Mythical County World Famous South. In some ways Yoknapataw-|Col. John Snrioris. an ovenowcT-|He. loo. was shot to death pha County and .k-ffcrson are like Lafayette County and Oxford, Faulkner's home. Thc author drew heavily upon his native locale and its people for his invention of Yoknapataw- pha. Faulkner invented Yoknapataw- fiha County and Jefferson in 102!) in "Sartoris." In three .subsequent books-- "The Sound and thc Faulkner--"sole owner nnd pro- Fury" i l f l 2 ! ) , "As I Lay Dying 1 prietor." | U K ? n . ar.d ··Sanctuary" ' l « i : u i -he adled many goo^iaphical iind H is (lie setting for Ihe tiirlin- i,j s ; o] -i ( . ; ,i delails. len.l world created liy the NolH-l Pri/c-winning a u t h o r , who d i e i l , Tht 1 rest nf his career ing man who raised a regiment and galloped off to Manassas. Demoted by his own men, he returns to Jefferson, raised a new troop anl galloped off again. The war over, he built a railroad and was shot der.d by a scoundrel. William Cuthbert Fnlkner the author's great-grandfather, raised a volunteer regiment which he headed at the first Battle of Bull Run. Like Co'. Sartoris. William i Author Faulkner Falkner, but a primer's error in- sertei the in his first published work and he retained the different spelling the rest of his life.) Yoknapatawpha County of the 20th Century depicts a period that Faulkner regards as one of moral confusion and social decay. Vio- wjv* Asia « Ulie Amusements Classified lent images in his novels of t h o j ^""rS,.. nrtnt«mtv\nrv S^MlthotTl ]if.- CrtTl- "-"'" ^uu.» contemporary Southern life con- Culthhert Falkr.jr was demoted ; vey a of despair, from his command at a yearly Friday. L i t t l e distinguishes Yoknapalaw- pha awl its county seat town of .lelfcrson from many actual towns and counties of thc Deep iv d e v o t e d to an rx:)Ln';'.i,.m d i v l r n n f o f f i c e r s . R e l u m i n g l o " ' V i l o n i , he- assembled more si was : j j ; . , s , M U | ; l s . ; l in went off lo war Faulkner was buried yesterday |, in Oxloui in a cemetery itescribini in Ihe author's own words in! Obituaries "Sai toris": Karl Wilson [·'ditorial House of the Week Local News Page ..... 9 21-22-23 8 17 4 U 13-14-13 . i 1 r,f Ihe not e n t i r e l y mylhical do-i William C u l h W r t Faulkner also .Marble .shapes bearing mam. Yoknapalawplia at Ihe t i m e of the Civil War was dominated by built a railroad a f t e r thc Civil' n.imes and dates in sUirk and War lo link Ihe area with lhejicaci'fiil simplicity. . .Surrounded commerce of the Middle South. | (Continued on Tage 10) Sports TV . . Weather Women's News Wyche's Column

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