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' 4 ?*fW* 0 ?' w *tfa'W^»,3^^ Being Organized Into Military Units SOVIET TECHNICIANS NEW BAR TO CRISIS SOLUTION By STEWART HENSLEY WASHINGTON (UPD-U.S. officials said Saturday that several thousand Soviet "technicians" still in Cuba are being organized into regular military units for reasons as yet unclear to intelligence analysts here. The development was being watched with increasing concern because it could balloon into another sticking point in the efforts to solve the Cuban crisis by diplomatic negotiations. Officials said the Russian "technicians" remaining on the island, estimated at approximate- ly 4,000, were "looking more like regular soldiers every day." There were indications they were being formed into groups "of approximately battalion strength. Meanwhile, it appeared to diplomatic authorities that President Kennedy may have set some of deadline for Soviet Premier Nifcita Khrushchev to give definite assurances that he intends to remove the Soviet jet bombers still in Cuba. This was described by top officials as being the key issue holding up consideration of all other aspects of the problem. The White House continued its silence on Cuban developments. However, officials said that Kennedy, in scheduling a "live" radio-television news conference for Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. EST, obviously expected to have some sort major news on Cuba for American public. the It could be an announcement that Khrushchev had agreed to pull out the 1L28 twin-jet bombers without attaching unacceptable conditions. Or it could be a declaration that the United States was being forced !o take tougher petroleum for Cuba--because the Soviet leader had not come to terms. Officials were frank to acknowledge that they had no clear idea yet why the Russians remaining in Cuba were being formed into military type groups. There were about (3,000 Soviet technical personnel in Cuba at the t i m e Khrushchev began pulling out his 42 medium range missiles. Officials said some 2,000 appeared to have left since, some of them accompanying the rockets. U.S. officials still listed the re,_, _ , ,, -_-,.^, ,,,, M^..^.*, -^r t **s. w*. n i^J4_*4O L7t.UI. *1OWJVI LiJVT I (*" measures-including a cut-off oflmoval of Soviet bombers and in- ternational verification that there were no more "offensive weapons" in Cuba as the top items before the United States would ease its quarantine and give ft firm "no invasion" pledge. But, for the first time, they injected the issue of Soviet personnel sfill in Cuba as another roadblock which might bar a final diplomatic solution. Administration officials several days ago stopped calling the Russian personnel in Cuba "technicians." Some of the Soviet military (See "Crisis" Pag* 2) Happy Rainelle High School players hoist Coach Bob Zopp to their shoulders and do a "victory dance" on the 50-yard line after defeating Sophia 32-7 for the Class A football championship of West Virginia. Sophia Beaten 32-7 In Class A Playoff Rainelle Wins Football Title " « X TT Bluefieid Stuns Big Reds 40-12 For AAA Crown CHARLESTON (AP and UPI) _ Bluefieid stunned Parkersburg with John Disibbio's running and the passing of John Land Saturday to overwhelm the Big Reds, 40-12, and win the State Class AAA High School football crown. The Beavers took eager advantage of early Parkersburg mistakes -to strike for four touchdowns in the first half. Disibbio touched off the explosion in the game's early moments with a 68- yard punt return down the sidelines. Parkersburg, which actually had the ball for 46 running plays to Bluefield's.22, scored in each of the last two quarters on passes of 3 and 13 yards from quarterback Bob Bays to end Gary Virden. But by then it was all over, and Bluefieid left the wet and muddy field with its 20th straightvictory; its second Class AAA title in four years, and its 41st triumph in 42 games under Coach Merrill Gain- oi about 10,000 had er. A crowd hardly settled into its seats before Disibbio's first scoring dash. But w i t h i n minutes, Bluefieid again was in business on the Parkersburg- 28 after a partially blocked Big Reds punt went just 4 yards. This time, the Beavers needed five plays, with Land's 19-yard pass to Richard Bocock carrying to the Parkersburg 9. Little Tim Sarver went the final two yards, and John Oakes made it 14-0 by duplicating an earlier Land run (See "Beavers Strike" Page 13) By DONALD MEADOWS Register Sports Writer Quarterback Junior Smith scored three touchdowns and passed for another to guide Rainelie High School to the Class A football championship of West Virginia in a 32-7 playoff triumph over Sophia Saturda}' afternoon at Van Meter Stadium. It was the 21st consecutive win in two years for the Rangers who took command early and did not let up until the final buzzer. Smith scored on runs of six, 52 and 14 yards and did 'a magnificent job of faking the stunned Blue Hawk defense. He teamed with halfback Don McGuire to put on a two-man show and run up a 19-0 halftone lead. Sophia managed to trim the margin to 19-7 in the third period when Keith Hartsog plowed over from the one, but that was one of the few times Sophia fans had something to cheer about. Picks Up Fumble Hartsog received the opening kickoff and .returned it 15 yards to his own 26-yard stripe before being dragged to earth by the Rangers. The Blue Hawks began a slow march, gaining to the 43, where a situation-changing bobble set up the, first Rainelle score. Fullback Doug Basham moved around his own right end and and broke into the clear but was caught from behind on the Rainelle 47 and fumbled. -..;·',-;-: After kicking off and holding Sophia on downs, the Rangers got their forces rolling again on their own 30. Smith executed a beautiful pass to McClung who lateraled to Tim Hanley. The play picked up a first down on Sophia's 41. A 15-yard penalty set the Rangers back to their own 45 but two plays later Smith broke to the outside, faked blockers and raced 52 yards for his second touchdown, which gave the Rangers a 12-0 advantage in the first quarter. See "Smith Scores" Page 13 Joint Services Set For Man And Wife Joint funeral services will be 1 'conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in the Roberts Funeral Home chapel, Winthrop, Maine, for Robert K. Coutlee, 39, and his wife. Doris King Coutlee, 40, both of Readfield, Maine. Burial of the -son and daughter-in-law of a Beckley resident will follow in the Readfield Corner Cemetery. MYSTERY shrouds their deaths. Mrs. Coutlee's body was found at 11:30 a.m. Thursday by her husband in a field about 300 yards from their home. A milkman making a delivery at the Coutlee home about 11 a.m. the next day (Friday) was attracted by sounds from within the house and found Coutlee in the dining room in critical condition. Coutlee died before he could be taken to a hospital. NO INDICATION of foul'play was found nor was the cause of either death apparent Autopsies were performed on both but the coroner's report will not be made for about two weeks, according to a funeral home spokesman. The funeral home attendant said Adenauer Faces Crisis BONN (UPD-Chancellor K'on- rad Adenauer failed in two meetings Saturday "to coalition partners persuade hi: to withdraw their demand for the resignation of Defense Minister Franz-Josef Strauss--a demand that could topple the government. A spokesman for the Free Democratic party (FDPK junior partners in the coalition, said the party had given Adenauer unti Monday evening to change his mind. If he does not, the spokesman said: "We will withdraw cur five ministers from the cabinet. W. Va. Weather Drizzly-Dreary he only record on their books of prior service to the Coutlees was about 18 months ago when he required . ambulance service after suffering an arthritis attack. The couple had moved into their newly constructed home during the summer of this year. COUTLEE WAS a son of Mrs. Ctouglas W. Coutlee, 102 Bishop St. 1 , who left Friday to attend th'e services. His father died in Toledo, Ohio, in February, 1961. Survivors besides his mother include a sister,. Mrs. George Warren HodeL Beckley, and a brother, Douglas Wakefield Coutlee, Skaneateles, N. Y. Mrs. Coutlee was a native ol New York City. 7 Rescued From Texas Tower WASHINGTON (UFI)-An Air Force helicopter Saturday rescued seven stranded civilians from a storm - battered Navy research tower 30 miles southwest of Bermuda. The H19 helicopter from Kindley Air Force Base in Bermuda, flown by Capt. D. B. Maurras, picked up three of the civilians shortly after noon. It then returned for the remaining four and brought them to safety. The Navy said that for the last three days the tower has been lashed by waves cresting at 45 to 60 feet, and by winds up to 70 miles an hour. The tower stands atop a submerged volcano in the Atlantic and is used for underwater sound investigation. Barren 'Satisfactory' BALTIMORE, Md. (UPD-West Virginia Gov. W. W. Barren was listed as still in satisfactory con- Arthur V. Davis, One Of Richest Americans, Dies MIAMI (UPD--Former Aluminum Company of America president Arthur Vining Davis--one of he nation's richest men--died Saturday at the age of 95. Davis was one of America's great success stories. He started his business career as a $15-a- veek employe and went on to amass an empire estimated to be -vorth about $40Q-million. A scrappy bantamweight w h o stood just two inches above the :ive-foot mark, Davis once told associates he planned to live to 6 125. As it was he managed to live his 95 years to the hilt. -:·:'· Although not feeling well In re- : to-his beo just Friday afternoon. His private secretary for 20 years, Mrs. Evelyn Mitchell, said he was awake and able to talk until shortly before he died, Davis' physician, who asked :hat his name not be used, said died of failure of his circulatory system. Davis had been a widower since 1933, and had "ho children of his own. He is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. William B. Given of Mew York; three nephews, Nathaniel and Holbroofc Davis of Montreal and Josel Davis of Mar- (Se« "Richest Man" Page 2) Postal Station Still Possible A postal sub-station in BecMey's former post office building still remains a possibility. Sen. Robert C. Byrd was informed Saturday that Postal Department representatives plan to meet with" the General Services Administration to see if this convenience for Beckley shoppers and mail patrons can still be included in the building, which is now being converted to a Federal Court Building. Frederick E. Belen, assistant postmaster general, Bureau of Operations, informed Byrd "we had anticipated operating the proposed station in the Federal Building in which the Post Office was formerly located on Neville Street ( but the GSA plans to remodel the i building and all space on the first loor has been committed. "The Bureau of Facilities here Washington is taking this matter up with GSA and every effort be made to acquire suitable space.for the establishment of the station." BECKLEY POST-HERALD Haleial) VOL. 83--NO. 127 ^Sections -- COMBINED SUNDAY EDITION -- 46 Pages BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1962 SDJGLE COPY Fierce Fighting Raging Red Chinese Attack Drives Indians From Defense Positions NEW DELHI (UPI) - Chinese Communist troops, carrying out their biggest offensive in nearly a_ month, drove outnumbered Indian troops from defense positions east end of the Sino-Indian border/ a defense spokesman said Saturday. The spokesman said there were heavy casualties on both sides and that fierce fighting was still raging in the area where a Chinese breakthrough would imperil the borders of Burma 25 miles away and India's rich Assam Valley and the Digboi oil fields 80 miles to the south. (The London newspaper Observer, reported Sunday that India has asked-,Britain^for Canberra t\vin- jet-tactical -bombers,- 'the - f irst-f'e- ques£:of its kind since outbreak of the border war.) The Chinese Communist news agency reported "Chinese frontier guards advanced to Walong" and said a Communist counter-offensive sent Indian troops fleeing southward. It said ah Indian attack had been "smashed" but did not actually report the capture of Walong. The Communist broadcast said 2,500 Indian troops launched a three-pronged offensive in tha Walong area Wednesday under cover of a heavy artillery anc mortar bombardment. It said the Indians overran front Chinese positions before the attack was "smashed." In the day's only good news for the Indians a defense department spokesman said Chinese Communist "aggressors in some strength attacked one of our forward positions early this morning" in the Jang area five miles from To- \vang and were driven back Three other attacks also were repulsed. (A Chinese Communist broad- (See "India" Page 2) Cloudy and cooler with occas- sionai rain or drizzle Sunday. High 38-46, River Conditions Greenbrier: normal, cloudy, clearing. Lake: normal, cloudy, dearing, 3.5 gates open. New; gauge 2.6 ft. at Hinton. Smashes Sabotage Ring Gen. Clay Scales Wall BERLIN (UPI) -- Gen. Lucius D. Clay, President Kennedy's adviser on Berlin, pulled himself up the nine-foot Communist anti-refugee wall in Berlin Saturday and peepecfover the'top into the eyes of two startled Communist border guards. Clay's wall-climbing performance not only stunned the Communists but also amazed West Berliners who had never seen a tourist scramble up the wall, let figures. The 65-year-old hero of the Berlin blockade cft'ose a spot for his feat opposite the Brandenburg gate where the Communists had taken pains to make their wall especially high and wide. He jumped · against the' wall, took a toehold in it and then pulled himself all the way until his chin covered the crest of the wall. What he saw was a chilly, misty, unfriendly looking Soviet sector and two Red guards staring at him in disbelief. The guards nervously grabbed their tear gas grenades. But instead of hurling the grenades at Clay, the guards turned around to hide their faces from Western photographers, who poked their cameras over the wall alongside the retired general. Clay, who saved the city with the Berlin airlift during the 194849 Soviet blockade and who ordered American tanks to the wall last year, returned to Berlin Saturday for the second time since he resigned May 8 as President Kennedy's on-the-spot representative in Berlin. Cuban UN Attache Among 3 Arrested NEW YORK (UPI) -- Fast moving federal authorities Saturday smashed a ring of pro-Caslro Cubans who allegedly planned a widespread sabotage-terror campaign through two states with explosives supplied by the Cuban mission to the Urn led Nations. The FBI arrested three leaders of the campaign --including a newly arrived attache to the Cuban IL N. mission who carried a pistol and "secret explosive formulas," Agents said the attache tried to Agents said 10 members of their sabotage and espionage "school" had been subpoenaed by a New York grand jury that will hear evidence of what a U.S. attorney called plans to use explosives against "men, women and children." Two other members of the Cuban United Nations mission took part in the conspiracy but could not be arrested because of diplomatic immunity, agents said. At the United Nations, the United States demanded the immediate recall by Cuba of the two Cuban diplomats and told Cuba the attache was being held for prosecution under U.S. law. Agents said the plotters' plans to set off bombs and explosives in New York department stores across the Hudson River in New Jersey were ready to be put into effect. "It was a question of moving in before they had a chance to use the equipment," said John Malone, assistant director in charge of the FBI office here who helped lead the raids that also upturned a cache of explosives and weapons. Tenants at the building where 'Appalachia, U.S.A. 9 look Article Puts New Spotlight On This Area Belen promised to keep Byrd (state (except the northern pan- advised of the development Efforts to have the postal substation established in the facility dition Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he is recuperating after gall bladder surgery. The hospital said Barren's condition was unchanged. His recovery since surgery Wednesday has been uneventful. He is expected to be released from the hospital late next week and hopes to return to his desk about the first of December, have been under way since before the post office was moved to its present location on North Kanawha Street. 7 Killed In Rf. 66 Crash BARSTOW, Calif. (UPD-Seven persons died Saturday in a head- on collision on U.S. 66 near this Southern California desert community.' Lone survivor of the crash was Mrs. Valerie Varaer, 21. Her mother, Mrs. Rita Berlin, 50, and a sister, Pamela, 15, Playa Del Rey, Calif, were killed instantly. Two sailors, possibly hitchhikers, in the car with the women also were killed. They were identified as Robert Herman, 22, Conover, N.C., and Ronald J. Hamm, 20, Columbus, Ohio. The other victims were identified as George Decker 30, and Odell Davis, 48, both of Barstow, and Jack Wriston, 25, Yermo. They were in a pickup truck traveling east. In the heartland of the richest and, most successful nation of all time, there is a vast and often-forgotten zone of stubborn economic deprivation." According to Morgan, "In the past dozen years, more than 1,200,000 men, women and children have been forced to move out in order to survive. Half the families that remain subsist on less than $60 a week, many on far handle), western Kentucky and ess. . .Undertrained, often under- Shades of the Saturday Evening Post -- "Look," in the issue which hits the newsstands Monday, describes the unhappy plight of West Virginia and the rest of Appalachia, U.S.A. In a story entitled "Portrait of an Underdeveloped County," Look attempts to analyze economic conditions in an 80,000 square-mile area which includes all of this Tennessee, eastern Virginia, and North Carolina, the northwestern tip of Mississippi, a sliver of northern Georgia and western South Carolina. 'TO BE SURE, there are thriving cities and prosperous neighborhoods in this country," story Producer Thomas B. Morgan writes, "but the irony persists: Bald Knob Directors Set Tuesday Meeting Th« nine-member Board of Directors of Bald Knob Ski Slopes will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to determine the future of the winter sport facility. The group met for an hour Saturday night in the library of ttie Beckley Newspapers Corp. at which time acting President Charles Model said it was agreed to meet again Tuesday. A Register reporter was asked to teavt the session soon after it began. The meeting supposedly was called for the purpose of haar ing a report on the proposal of a small, independent group of in terested skiers who hoped to lease the facilities at Ghent. , nourished, timid and yet quick- enipcred, many mountaineers have turned up as social problems n Cincinnati, Detroit, and Chi:ago. . .While some of those who remain are strong individuals, able to provide a tolerable living :or themselves, many stay-at- lomes are aged, emotionally stunted or depressingly inadequate. . .They lead a life of aching contrasts. They have electricity, radio, TV and some mi- proved roads, but many are ignorant and suspicious of the world outside. They have ancient customs, rich floklore and a hard- shell religion to discourage pessimism." SUMMED UP in a subtitle, the article, with graphic pictures, tells of oppression by overpopu- lation and underemployment, sheer neglect, ignorance and despair. "Must There Be TWO AMERICAS?" Morgan asks. "What is the prognosis? Most observers agree that, given today's conditions, the future is bleak." MORGAN CONSIDERS it absurd that the coal industry is today being prevented from using "slurry" pipelines. It also seems absurd, in the caught. agents found the cache of explosives on the sixth floor said the plotters were so skillful they had "no idea" anything illegal was going on. , Shortly. after the arrests were announced, an anonymous tele- caller warned police of a bomb in a Greenwich Village office building housing the Fair Play for Cuba Committee. No bomb was found. In New Jersey at the many refineries the river, oil company security officers expressed shock and disbelief when told of the plot. Heavily Guarded A foreman at Texaco's Eagle Point refinery said uniformed guards were posted at all plant gates 24 hours a day and others kept watch inside. A Cities Service refinery spokesman admitted the threat by such plotters was "kinda scary." Found In Shop The agents found hand grenades, incendiary devices, detonators and other sabotage and guerrilla warfare material in a jewelry workshop operated by Jose Garcia Orellana, 42, near busy Pennsylvania Station. In addition to Garcia, agents picked up Antonio Sueiro Cabrera, 22, treasurer of a Cuban social club, and the U.N. attache, Roberto Santiesteban Casanova, 27. Agents said Garcia and Sueiro were members of the Communist party. Also named as conspirators but not arrested because of their diplomatic status were Jose Gomez Abad, 21. and his wife, the former Elsa Mpntero, 20. A federal complaint said the couple supplied incendiary material and explosives to Garcia. Santiesteban could not claim diplomatic immunity because he arrived in this country only Oct. 3. and his request for diplomatic status still was being processed. The sabotage material. Malone said, "came from the Cuban mission to the United Nations." Citizen Of U.S. Garcia, said to have been active 'Domestic' Peace Corps UnderStudy WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy appointed a Cabinet- level committee of seven Saturday to determine whether it would b« a good idea to launch a domestic "national service program" similar to the Peace Corps operating overseas. The President picked his brother, Atty. Gen. Hobert F. Kennedy, to be chairman. The attorney gen* eral already has made a preliminary study and turned in a report that favors the new program. The attorney general envisioned it as a method for giving Americans of all ages a chance to answer the President's challenge ia his inaugural address to ask what they can do for their country. Robert Kennedy said: "We need to offer visible avenues for service to these people." Robert Kennedy's report proposed that the national service corps be open to all persons from high school graduates to retired people, with a one-year term of voluntary enlistment, compared with two years for the present Peace Corps. Volunteers would get enough pay to cover living expenses and would receive a small sum in addition at the end of their enlistments. In addition to Robert Kennedy, the committee will consist of Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz, Secretary of Welfare Anthony J. Celcbrezze, Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall, Peace Corps Director Sargent Shriver, Budget Director David Bell and Housing Administrator Robert C. Weaver. Kennedy asked the committee specifically to look into the size, training requirements and costs of setting up a volunteer service corps. He asked it to assess also what sort of response would be forthcoming to an opportunity to enlist, and to say what the objectives should be. how the program should be administered, and how it would fit in with operations of state and local agencies. As the attorney general viewed it. the projected new service corps could play an important role in helping states and communities in slum schools, recreation centers, mental hospitals, Indian reservations, migrant labor camps and correctional institutions. The report said there is a shortage of trained workers in these fields, (See "Peace Corps" Page 2) writer's opinion, that essential in Premier Fidel Castro's 26th of planning for the future is being carried on in scores of Chamber of Commerce offices, nearly 200 county seats, seven state capitals and Washington, D. C.. with hardly an effort at coordination. He quotes North Carolina's Dr. Rupet Vance who says, "One of the best things about the way things are being done now is that, when the glowing promises of redevelopment end in failure, a lot of false hopes for quick and easy solutions are going to be laid to rest" Estimates of the time needed (See "Appalachia" Page 2) July revolution, was identified as Soviets Set 01! Bomb .WASHINGTON (UPD-The Soviet Union detonated a nuclear device in the atmosphere Saturday just three days short of the reported cut-off time for the current Russian testing series. The Atomic Energy Commission said the device-^of low yield--was set off at Russia's Semipalatinsk testing grounds. Low yield means an explosive power of 20,000 tons of TNT or less. a naturalized American citizen. Agents said the Cubans had lined up 10 saboteurs and had been running schools for them in Fund Drive Report Booth collections for the Raleigh County Centennial Fund wound up Saturday with s total for the effort of $1,255.35. Saturday's volunteers, the 4-H '·private rooms'' in the city,| Rocke * s of Prosperity, completed " (the project by adding S34.47 to tht (See 'Sabotage Ring" Page 2} kitty. Gun Thief Caught With The Goods In Kentucky Beckley police officers will goition of the Federal Bureau of Into Campbell County, Ky., today vcstication. The Keatleys have es- lo question Edward Thomas Shat-1 timated the wholesale value of the zer, 31. about the theft of the en-istolen guns at about $6,000. tire stock of about 85 guns fromj THE BECKLEY officers will itveauey's Inc. Sporting Goods!place a detainer against the pris- Store, Beckley, Thursday nieht. " " ' ! PfllW rhiof \T V TW«n o, *-t7 Radio is what wakes people up 5n the morning. What puts them to sleep ot night is known os TV. Police Chief M. E. fyrec and State Trooper William Dyer were to leave Beckley at 7 a. "m. today to go to the small Kentucky community of Alexandria, located about 20 miles from Cincinnati. Ohio, where the Dayton. Ky.. man is being held on a federal charge of violation of the National Stolen oner for action on the offense at the Beckley store. Shatzer was cited by a Campbell County policeman early Saturday for a minor traffic violation (no operator's license) when the officer found he was carrying a gun. Further investigation revealed he possessed 57 of the stolen shotguns and rifles taken from the Property Act, in this case the Beckley store, transportation of $5,000 worth of j The pistols stolen in the break- property across a state line. This ling and entering were not found action comes under the jurisdic-lin Shatzer's possession.

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