The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 13, 1960 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 13, 1960
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Debate Tonight To Spotlight Quemoy and Matsu \. By JAMES MARLOW Aa**da<td Pr**» Newt AMtjnt WASHINGTON (AP)-The presidential candidates are blowing up a storm over what each would do »bout two small islands—Quemoy and Matsu—off the Red China coast. Should they or shouldn't they be left out of the are* which this country would defend against tht Red Chinese? Sen. John F. Kennedy says yes—in order to avoid being dragged into * war over them. Vice President Richard M. Nixon says no—but h« didn't say he'd go to war to defend them. The islands became a campaign Istue last week In the Nixon-Kennedy TV debate. Thou islands, close to the China mainland, are claimed by Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government on Formosa which U 110 miles from the mainland But the Red Chinese on the mainland claim them, too. Chiang keeps a lot of his troop* on then. The Reds have been bombarding them for yeart. Sooner or later, as Red China gets stronger, it will probably try to Lake them by Invasion. This country, by treaty with Chiang, is bound to defend Formosa from Red attack. It it not botmd to defend Qwmojr and Mat- Aad President Ebenhmnr hat always avoided saying Ink country would go k> war I* de- tend them. But, en the other hand, h* bat never said this country wouldn't go to war io defend them. This apparently has been intended to It**? ** lUd Ch(n«M gutuhif on' what UMT M*U «s?Mt M fety did attack. Whether or M* *• Islands would b« defended has alwayi bt*n tkd to this question which has never been publicly or fully answered: Are they really necessary to th* defense of Formosa Xsetf? Kennedy »*id that at president h* would try to persuade Chiang to pull his forces back from the offshore islands. Why? Because, h« said, he sees no sense in this country's being dragged into • war over two islands which are "not strategically defensible." Hie Red Chinee* tort* Vx evaciw* tion of tb* islands under the threat of force. Nixon conceded the two Islands are unimportant—he even said the few people who live on them "are not too important"—but he said he wouldn't let the JUd Chinese have them. Why? He said But he said: He would not let jit is a matter tl "principle. I BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 56—NO. 174 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1960 20 PAGES CENTS 3 Mice Ride Missile Cone CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Three mice named Sally, Amy and Moe rocketed 700 miles into space today and the Atlas nose cone they rode in was recovered from the South Atlantic, 5,000 miles away. It was not known immediately.whether the mice survived Joe Drops Gun; Tracy Takes Him RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP)— A massive police hunt in the rugged Ozark Mountains ended Wednesday night when a 24-year-old fugitive and his teen-aged girlfriend were captured quietly at a remote farmhouse. Joe Hilderbrand and 18-year-old Frances Slandridge dropped their loaded rifles without firing a shot when a state tropper surprised them. Investigator C. W. Tracy said Hilderbrand fell to the ground * The Air Force announced the Atlas successfully delivered the I'/i-lon cone to an intended impact area north at Ascension Island. The announcement said the ocean range vessel Coastal Cru sader fished the cone from the sea. It reported "the condition of the three mice will not be determine! until a representative of the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division and of (he School of Aviation Medicine opens the life cell The girl started to run, thert cast aside her .22 caliber rifle and also fell to the ground. 'Almost Got Shot* ".She almost got shot," Tracy said. "In the dark I couldn't tell whether it was her or Joe." A loaded .32 caliber automatic also was taken from the girl. Tracy said all the guns were stolen. "I never intended to shoot any one," Hilderbrand told Prosecutor George Hartje. He said the guns were for hunting and protection against wild animals. The couple, tired and haggard and dressed in torn and dirty clothes, was transferred to State Police headquarters at Little Rock later, then lodged in Pulaski County jail there. Will Return To Prison Authorities said Hilderbrand would be returned to the state prison farm he left last November for a three-day furlough to visit his ailing father. He took to the hills instead of returning. The girl will be returned to Pope County. Hartje said charges would be filed against both Hilderbrand and the girl. Hilderbrand admitted the theft oi five cars, Hartje said. A state Police investigator said it would take "three investigators and a week's wrok" to untangle the mass of burglaries and thetts for which Hilderbrand has been blamed. At State Police headquarters, both answered questions in quiet monosyllables and were fingerprinted. Clothing Tattered Joe, dressed in khaki shirt and tattered blue jeans and what once had been dress shoes, held a See JOE on Page 8 which contains a stored oxygen system." The represlntatives w e r aboard the recovery ship, but there was no indication how long it would be before they would open the chamber containing the mice. Radiation Ride The black mice made the radiation ride in a miniature model of a man-in-space cabin. The experiment, which took the small travelers into the dangerous Van Allen radiation belt at speeds up to 18.000 miles an hour, was another step toward manned space travel. "The 12-foot tall cone also carried a group of radiation study instruments. The Atlas roared away from this test center at 4:35 a.m. (EST). The cone plunked on target 25 minutes later and within 20 minutes was sighted by the Coastal Crusader. The ship pulled alongside the cone at 5:32 a.m. Skindivers at tached cables to the heavy pack age, which was kept afloat by i balloon-like device that poppec out oi the cone and inflated. The delicate job of hoisting the cone aboard was completed at 8:08 a.m. The cone was reported in good condition. AIR-MINDED WOMEN — These four Blytheville women are in the process of becoming . pilots and most have already soloed, preparatory to earning a private pilot's license. Novice pi- lots are Maxine Bevington (a high school senior), Mrs. Irene Hubner, Mrs. Myrna Files and Mrs. Wanda Wright. Their instructor is Lee Richard- Eon. (Courier News Photo) U.S. Backing Debate On Freeing Colonies Action PU//S Plug On. Soviet Union's U.N. Propaganda Mill UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The United States agreed today to full U. N. Assembly debate of a Soviet proposal for freedom for all colonial areas. This assured its overwhelming approval. The U. S. move obviously deprived the Soviet resolution of much of its propaganda impact and arrayed the Americans with new African and other emerging nations on the question of ending colonialism. U. S. delegate Francis O. Wilcox announced the U. S. stand to the Assembly- after one of the Soviet Union's closest su pporters in Africa, the president of Guinea, chided the Communists for their demonst rations Wednesday night which broke, up a U. N. session in wild disorder. Drops American, 12 Cubans HAVANA (AP) — A young American adventurer and 12 Cubans were executed today for plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Fidel Castro. The American, first to be executed by the Castro regime, was Anthony Zarba of Somerville, Mass. He went before a firing squad in Santiago with seven Cuban companions. Havana radio stations reported five other Cubans were executed in Santa Clara. Zarbo and his companions had The chao* raised some doubts whether Soviet Premier Khrushchev would fly home to Moscow tonight, but he announced he has not changed his plans. He may thus depart before the assembly comes to grips with one of his favorite topics-a charge that the United States committe< aggression with spy flights over the Soviet U*j|»a_x,^ ,_ r>> , The Assembly was delayec Wednesday by— l.Three Khrushchev trips to the rostrum to seak, during on* oJ 'this jerk" or "this joker" and a "stooge 1 or "hoot licker. Tempers Flare 2. Communist fury that exploded when Sumulong, speaking on the question of colonialism, said the debate should be expanded to include nations of Eastern Europe which he called Sen. Lorenzo Sumulong, a Philippine delegate, that have been deprived of their freedom by the Soviets. S. Repealed and stormy Interruptions by Romanian delegate Eduard Mezincescu and Khrushchev on what they called points Lesson for Nikita: Where Follies $$$$Went The Blytheville Junior Auxiliai today released expenditure figure for last year's budget of $4,000 which was netted from its 196C Follies. Exceptional School for Hand capped children, in conjunction with Blytheville public schools, $929.06; case work for underprivileged children, $200; Audio visual screening in the school, S4I8.28; toy project for hospitalized children, $25; milk project giving 30,000 half pints to schools, $900; remainder went toward retirement of debts on Auxiliary House on Hearn. Mrs. Bill E. Bracey and Mrs. A. B. Smith, Jr., are co-chairmen of the 1961 Follies committee. Mrs. T. E. Geeslin, Jr., is club president. DAILY RECORD Municipal Court (Charges and Disposition) James Bradshaw, carrying a concealed weapon, $50, costs; $25 suspended. Where's the Fire? 1:35 a.m. today, 225 W. Coleridge, frame house. 9 a.m. today, Locust Street, gas tank valve. Traffic Accident* Wednesday, Division and Main, Mrs. Stella Jones, Luxor a, (car, heavily damaged) charged parking in restricted zone, Lorenc Shelton, Manila, (car, light damage), no injuries. False Teeth For Old Cows DALLAS, Tex. (AP)-Dr. Nelson Cruz Arias, a dentist from Cali, Colombia, said Wednesday that "by wearing false teeth, an old cow can start gaining weight again and have several more years of useful life. He is in Dallas to attend the PanAmericar, Livestock Show. He said he fitted a number of cattle with false teeth in Colombia and in one case a 15-year-old cow gained 45 pounds after getting the teeth. He hopes to get a patent in the United States for a device that keeps a cow's mouth open been convicted only hours before by a revolutionary military court of staging a Castro-style invasion to set up a guerrilla front in Cuba. Four Firing Squadi The eight prisoners were led before four different firing squads near Santiago, two at a time. The reports of the first rifles cracked down the San Juan Valley firing range at 4:50 a.m. Havana radio stations said another firing squad in the provincial capital of Santa Clara, in central Cuba, executed five insurgents captured in the Escambray Mountains. Two were reported to have been rebel leaders. _ Radio VOZ in Havana said the firing squads were composed oi militiamen. The duty officer at Santa Clara military headquarters said he had no immediate information on executions there, but the government-controlled sta lions usually are well informed. First American To Die Zarba, a 27-year-old adventurer who landed on the northeast coas of Cuba with a small party o invaders last week, was the firs U.S. citizen to die before a Castr firing squad. Another American Alan Robert Nye of Whiting, Ind was given a death sentence las year for plotting to kill Castro but the sentence was suspcnde and he was expelled from th country. The U.S. embassy appealed t Castro's government Wednesda night for a stay of execution and clemency for Zarba, but this apparently was ignored. A five-man military tribunal sentenced Zarba and seven of his Cuban invasion companions to death Wedesday night after convicting them of landing with a 27- man group on the northeast coast of Oriente province last week. A military appeals court quickly rejected defense attorneys' appeals from the death penalty. nd his companions was a firing ange in San Juan Valley, in the ladow of San Juan Hill where heodore Roosevelt and his :ough Riders made their historic harge. Another American, Richard Pe- oraro of Staten Island, N.Y., was reported among 167 defend- nts in the Santa Clara mass trial sentenced to prison terms ranging rom 20 to 30 years. The military ribunal sentenced two women in hat trial to 15 years. The 174 defendants in Santa ilara were captured during a veekend roundup of guerrillas operating against Castro's forces in ha Escambray Mountains ol south central Cuba. Demonstration Fizzles Catholic youth organizations anc BAFB Holds Safety Award Blythville Air Force Base cur rently holds the US Air Force fly ing "safely plaque. The award was won by the Fourth Air Division, of which BAFB is a member. Other bases in the division are Columbus, Miss., and Barksdaie, La. BAFB will have the plaque on display until Nov. 1. women attempted to organize an anti-execution demonstration at me of Santa Clara's churches Vednesday. But a mob of aboul 500, shouting "paredon" (to the execution wall), blocked the church entrance and disperse! :he would-be demonstrators. Two American newsmen, Robert Berrellez of The Associatec Press and Wilson Hall of NBC were detained by army intelli ;ence agents as they watched the ncident. They were held about three hours, then released without charges. Four Soviet newsmen were the only foreign correspondents admitted to the Santa Clara trial. Zarba told the court during his one-day trial here that he was a member of the boat crew that landed the invaders. He said he was sorry he took part and that he tried to leave the expedition in the Bahamas. He said the party sailed from Miami, Fla., where he has a wife and child. Foot Goes Into Mouth Easier with Shoe Off By WILLIAM L. RYAN Associated Press News Analyst UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Premier Khrush chev's mistakes at this bewildering session of the U. N General Assembly have been nothing short of awesome His performance may even cause him trouble when he gets back to Moscow. He's had to face the music before for past mistakes, although he has managed to stay on top Leaving tonight, Khrushchev is i the Russians. Africans and othe Seals Drive Needs Workers A call for adult volunteer workers in preparing the 1960 Christmas Seal program was sent out today by County Tuberculosis Association headquarters here. Executive Secretary Frances Gammill said typists and filing workers are especially needed, Volunteers may call J-2S29. During the past week. Girl Scouts have been assisting in pre Bit IQ& tfcft ajQAual flMtt Policeman Shoots Father DONNELLY, Idaho (AP) - A policeman shot and killed his father while hunting when he mis- look him for a deer, according to Valley County Sheriff Morton Logue. Noel McKean, X, of Weiser, told Logue he had wounded a deer three miles west of Donnelly Wednesday. Then h« said he saw a movement in the heavy brush. nursing painful wounds sustained in the verbal battles which culminated Wednesday night in a spectacle that left delegates stunned and bewildered. Khrushchev may still consider that he made' some gains. But the consensus at the United Nations is that Soviet policy has had a cosily setback, and that Khrushchev himself contributed liberally to it. Not A Game A diplomatic struggle is not like football game. There is no clear-cut score to distinguish winner from loser. Khrushchev's success or failure depends in many instances on the point of view. j But one of his main purposes in coming to New York was to make a strong bid for the goodwill and respect of African nations and of other uncommitted countries. He blew his chance finally Wednesday night with his shoe -waving, shouting performance which led to the climactic adjournment of the wildest session in U.N. history. One African, representative of those Khrushchev was frying former colonial peoples are un likely to vote against a prcposa to free others. But the force o the Soviet propaganda accom panying th» proposal has bee lost. (essed intention to end all coloni- a luuvtniicnjL m urc ncavy uruMl, . , . ,. . * thought it w« the deer, fifed and ' a ' 1!m / "rdonically commented killed his father, Guy McKean. Noel is one of 10 children. Service Charge UNION, N.J. (API-Four women have reported to police within th« put week that a man helped them start then- stalled can, but that he charged them for the that he was glad to soak up atmosphere in "such an August as- lemblage." No mailer how the vote goes today on Khrushchev's proposal, he still is likely to be the loser. There is a good chance the pro- potal wiM carry—and be th* fir it purely Soviet proposal to do 90 in the 15 years of the United Na- tMM. But felt ««U k* « >{*• Even in advance of this lot Assembly session, Khrashche had suffered a severe setback in Africa's chaotic Congo. He could have learned from it that fledgling nations lean on the United Nations for protection. Khrushchev also apparently wanted to promote an approach to disarmament on Kremlin terms, with the United Nations as a forum for inspiring doubt in American good faith. He probably wanted to assert a dictatorial Soviet voice in shaping the world's iiture. He wanted to talk over the leads of leaders to people around the world. | Injure* Chines* He also may have wanted to impress the Red Chinese and others who disagree with him that the Kremlin way of advancing the cause of communism it be*t and safest. How did he fare? H« took a beating when he failed to convince the non - communist world that it should get rid of the secretary-general's office. He lost in failing to stop discussion of Communist suppression in Hungary and Tibet. He lost in failing to send the disarmament issue to the full Assembly for debate. On that one, he was hurting badly. He had staked much on an impressive vote for *« Soviet point of view, even if it might .tad. X I* order. They used the device to ceuse Assembly President Fredrick H. Boland of Ireland of par- ality toward tba We* in bis ruing*. 4. The final climactic moment 'hen Boland, beet-red and glaifc ng, began banging his gavel and iuddenly --Ijourned th« session 'in view of DM scene *« have 'U»i witnessed." \i W'. Break* Gav«l "T Boland wielded the gav«J wrtfc uch force that K broke. For an instant, the hundreds at elegates sal in startled silence. Then wild applaus* for Boland .welled through the great hall. It asted five minutes, reaching ths dimensions of an ovation. Th* Communists did not join ia. All of thi« aroM out nf a procedural question—whether to put he Soviet caM for a declaration against colonialism before the full Assembly rz whether to consider t fint in the political committee, the usual U.N. procedure. Khrushchev battled savagely Ja_ get ft before the Assembly first. Mezincescu's last interruption— before Boland broke the gavel in cutting off the session—came after U. S. delegate Francis 0. Wilcox said: "Everyone here in this assembly hall is fully aware of the sad fact that there are a number of slates in Eastern Europe which do not have complete independence." At that point the Romanian look the rostrum on a point of order and denounced Wilcox. Then, as he began a remark about Ireland, Boland threw the switch on the public address system, cut off tha sound and began smiting with the gavel. There was complete pandemonium. Finally, Boland's voice, usually 'ool and measured but crackling now, said the session was adjourned. It was the most tumultuous session in U.N. history. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and a little warmer through Friday with scattered thundershowers in west portion this afternoon and tonight and mostly in west portion Friday. High today hi flds. low tonight mid 50s to mid 60s, high Friday in 80». MISSOURI - Partly cloudy through Friday northwest with chance of scattered afternoon or nighttime showers or thunderstorm!; continued fan- southeast to partly cloudy elsewhere t» day. Mixlcrtum ye*t*rdiy—JO Minimum this morning—K Mean tempctAture—M Sunset today—S:M Sunrise tomorrow—4:05 Precipitation Iwt M noun (^ t.ab to 7 a m.i— none Precipitation Jan, 1 Vj tMi 4** —31.33 , down .1 Kttt !«*•• — m* Bur 4 TM* *•• Ulxlmum 7«terdiy— «3 Minimum this moralag — W *. 1 <• Ikfe

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