Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 25, 1963 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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Garden City Telegram Vol. 34 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1963 7c A Copy 10 Paq«» No. 224 garden— ing,.. with the editor Garden City was surrounded last night but emerged without a scatch — a wet one, that is. There was lightning and thunder in every direction. It appeared we couldn't miss getting some needed moisture. But the jinx must have been on. Now we know better than to roll up the windows on our car. * * * 1 Kroin the National Safety Council's latest release we are told that: You're safer at work than almost anywhere else. (This is of .great comfort to a newspaper man who spends more time at work than anywhere else.) You are up to four and a half times safer in-an auto accident if you are not thrown out of your car. (Got your seat belt yet?) Every time you took a breath in 1962 — about once every three seconds — somebody suffered a disabling injury from an accident. (Moral to that — stop breathing!) Risk of a traffic fatality at night is two and a half times greater than during . th e day. (Blame that on television reruns which drive people out of their homes and on the roads at night.) The relatively few automobile accidents with trains cause a disproportionately large part of the nation's traffic death toll. (Next time you hit a train, make sure you're alone.) Th e Philippines has the lowest accidental death rate among countries publishing such information for recent years. (Must be a lot safer there now than during World War H.) Yesterday th e City Commission boosted the «ity manager's salary, and it happened to be his birthday. This morning a letter came to City Hall addressed to the -mayor. Inside was a card with just a few words — the name of a city employe and his birth date, which happens to be August 1 Get the message, Jim? * * * Yesterday afternoon's mail brought a letter to the editor which urged that the City Commission turn down the request to allow dancing in the beer taverns. Just wanted the winter to know that there's not much point in printing it now. A Telegram staffer received a "trophy" in the mail this week from a friend who had visited Las Vegas, Nev., last week. It was an autograph of former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson — knocked out again by champ Sonny Liston Monday night after just two minutes of action. The Patterson autograph is not completed. It scribbles off without the "son" ending. Apparently the fighter's pen was not working properly at th e time- he wrote it. Which caused an office wag to quip: "Nothing's working right for Patterson." Friday Band Program Listed Next to the last Friday night band concert of the current summer season will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow night. An added feature of the even will be dance numbers by students of Mrs. Geraldine Knox. They will appear about midway in the concert. The band's program, under the direction of Robert Anderson, will feature the "El Cid" march; "Serenate" by Leroy Anderson; "Trombonanza" by Cofield; "Carmen Dragon's arrangement of "Fantasia on Dixie"; "Be-j guine for Flutes" by Osterling; "The Minstrel Boy" from t h e "Irish Suite" by Anderson; highlights from "Do Re Mi", a Paul! Yoder arrangement; and another ! Leroy Anderson number, 'The Phantom Regiment." Dancers who will perform will j be Joan Van Vleet, Kathy Ann] Carmichael, Jill Kleysteuber, Cindy Towles, Shelly Speckman, Shirley Marker, Terry Wilson,! Tamara Shaw, Ann Pinegar, Jill I Crook, Mary Lewis, P e g g y \ Burch, Dennis Marine, Rhonda i Miller. ; Greta Deines, Kay Selichnow, '' Patricia Foster Debbie Hayden, Debby Edmundson, Gwen Ramsey, Patty Lewis, Linda Etherly, Barbara Maxfield, Ann Ben-; son, Jane Pinegar, Chris Schif- j felbein, and Debby Madar. | The concert will be at Stevens! Park. > Test Treaty Initialed * * Chiefs of Staff Left in the Dark WASHINGTON (AP) — Mem bers of the Joint Chiefs of Staff appear to have been left in the dark about details of the adminls- | tration's proposal fo r a limited ; ban on nuclear testing until al> most the final day of diplomatic i discussions in Moscow. ; Because of this, up to Tuesday morning, th e military chiefs had taken no position on the pact, which is awaiting initialing by the Lane County Fairgrounds Is Busy Scene DIGHTON —The fairgrounds west of town was a hustling- bustling scene of activity today as the Lane County Fair went into its second day. Several classes of dairy and beef cattle as well as colts were judged at 9 a.m. today fo r the lead-off event. All other 4-H club projects judged Wednesday, except poultry and rabbits which were judged before noon today. The annual 4-H style revue and best groomed boy contest was conducted at 2 this afternoon. The winners will be announced later in the Telegram. Events slated for tonight include the 4-H livestock parade at 7:30, followed by th e final go- round of the McCombs and Sons rodeo at 8. Karen Atterberry and Doug Fuller will again perform a variety of trick riding stunts. The Dudley carnival ha s been in full • swing since Wednesday an<j will continue to operate through tomorrow when th e fair ends. Friday's events consist of a 9 a.m. 4-H club judging contest with the livestock sale to be in the afternoon. Lonzo and Oscar of the Grand Ole Oprey, Nashville, Tenn., and Johnnie Lee Wills will present special entertainment at 8 p.m. to conclude the 1963 Lane County Fair. Platings of 4-H exhibits as well as pictures will be published in future edition of the Telegram. United States, the Soviet Union and Britain. What their view is at the moment is not known, The mjaority of the strategy- making group reportedly was opposed to the proposal of a year ago for a so-called comprehensive test ban. That would have covered all form's of testing, including underground blasts. The position of most of the chief s then was that a comprehensive ban would have been unenforceable. The proposal at this year's Moscow session was to exclude underground shots, but impose a ban on ail tests in the atmosphere, in space or under water. There were some indications today that fp r reason s of broad national policies the chiefs might withhold objections to the new plan, even if they lacked com plete enthusiasm for it on military grounds. Sen. Richard Russell, D-Ga., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told newsmen Wednesday that Secretary of State Dean Rusk informed his committee that he was not qualified to answer technical questions about the draft of the proposed pact. Therefore, said Russell, it is necessary to have more complete hearings and "we will have the Joint Chiefs O f Staff testifying in this committee." Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., said an escape clause contained in the draft would make the committee cautious. This clause would permit any one of the three nations to renounce the pact if it believed tests conducted by nations outside of the pact endangered it s security. This is a point apparently worrying the military chiefs, too. On the other hand, all or at least a majority of the chiefs may have accepted the idea that the omission of a ban on underground testing makes a limited pact militarily acceptable. The Weather Generally fair and hot with light southerly winds through Friday except for a few isolated nighttime thunderstorms. Highs around 100. Low, near 70. ' Sunrise 6:31 Sunset 8:11 Max. Mln. Free. Akron 96 61 .21 Dodge City 100 75 Emporia _ 102 74 GARDEN CITY 103 78 .07 Goodland 97 B9 Hill City 94 75 La Junta 99 71 Russell 100 72 .09 Sallna 99 78 Topeka 97 74 Wichita 100 78 MOSCOW (AP) — The United States, Britain and the Soviet Union today initialed a treaty banning nuclear weapons tests in the air, outer space and under water. The historic agreement was initialed by U. S. Undersecretary of State W. Averall Hairinmn, British Science Minister Lord Hailsham and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. The three spokesmen announced the notion after a three- ihour meeting: at the Foreign Ministry reception hall in ; Spiridonovkw Palace. Harriman told the newsmen that he had completed ft "very important work." Eggs, Insults For Christine LONDON (AP) — Dr. Stephen Ward declared under oath today he never took anyone to the apartment of Christine Keeler and Marilyn (Mandy> Rice-Davies "for the purpose of introducing them for intercourse or anything like that." The society osteopath and artist, who got his medical training at a college of osteopathy and surgery in Kirksville, Mo., took the stand in' his own defense against vice charges carrying a penalty of up to 25 years in prison. Ward, 50, agreed readily with a suggestion by his counsel, James Burge, that he is "a thoroughly immoral man" who likes the companionship of pretty girls. One of those pretty girls, Christine, 21, was the target of two eggs and angry boos from spectators outside the Old Bailey criminal court as she left after giving further testimony in the trial's morning session . On* egg hit a newsphotograph- er in the head. Another splashed on the sleeve of a policeman. Christine hurriedly entered a taxicab. Burge told the jury in his opening statement for the defense that Ward lived a Bohemian life and had affairs with many women, but strongly denied the accusation that he was a procurer who lived off the earnings of prostitutes. | The trial is shedding additional i light on a sex scandal which led to the resignation of John. D. Pro- fumo as Britain's war minister, shook Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's government and tarnished the names of such figures as Lord Astor and former movie actor-producer Douglas Fairbanks Jr. The fact Christine testified she slept alternately for a white with Profumo and Soviet naval attache Yevgeny Ivanov is the subject of a sec miry inquiry. A crowd of several hundred milled around outsid e the court building when Christine—the 21- year-old play-for-pay girl who caused John D. Profumo to resign last month as Britian's minister of war—tripped down the steps at the luncheon adjournment. Women hissed and there were shouted insults. The photographer who accidentally became an egghead was Bob Dear of The Aissociated Press. Christine had been recalled by defense counsel James Burge for questioning about her use of Marijuana, a narcotic smoked in cigarettes. She had touched on that in her first appearance in the witness box Monday. Today she testified that Ward had introduced her to marijuana in 1981 when she was living at one of his flats. The defense said one witness for the 50-year-old society osteopath and artist would be Vasco Lazzo- lo, one of Britain's best known sculptors and painters. The proseuction today rested it s case against Ward who is accused of living off the earnings of prostitutes and of procuring. Ward has pleaded innocent to three counts of living off the proceeds of prostitution and two of procuring. Conviction could bring up to 25 year s in prison. Ward's lawyers had private detectives out looking for a dancer- model names Sylvia Parker—also known as Sharon Lee. The lawyers said she might be abroad, possibly in Rome, London newspapers reported she might be in Las Vegas or New York. Miss Parker was the girl friend of Tony Mella, a London mobster who wa s murdered last January. Soon after the shooting she was found in a Mayfair flat with her wrists and neck slashed, appar- ently in a suicide attempt. U.S. Governors Elect Kansas' John Anderson MIAMI BEACH, Fla, (AP) Kansa s Gov. John Anderson was elected chairman Wednesday of the National Governors' Conference. Election was unaimous after a Republican caucus had rcc o mm ended his name and that of Gov. Robert Smylie, Idaho Re publican. Anderson will also serve as the head of a new eight-member executive committee which has been instructed to cooperate with Pres ident Kennedy in civil rights matters. Gov. Smylie wa s unanimously elected permanent chairman of a Republican Governors' Association formed during a GOP caucus. Anderson announced that the governors will meet «n Cleveland about June 7, before the Republican and Democratic national conventions. He said the executive committee will meet in Miami Beach in December. Meanwhll«, Anderson said the conference staff and committee members will assemble information and draw up recommendations on civil rights. The Kansas governor said he is sure civil rights will be on the conference schedule next year, but said the committee certainly will be unable to come up with a report that will solve the problem or satisfy all the governors. 'Anderson was asked at a news conference about protests from some governors that their conference had been used as a platform for promoting presidential ambitions, and whether it was possible to divorce the conference from, such activities. The governor said he did not think it was possible, or that it necessarily should be. "Politics is government and government i s politics," Anderson said, "and they're as inseparable as the component parts of water. You hav e nothing left if you separate them." Anderson was asked by news^ men about sentiment in Kansas on the 1964 Republican presidential nomination. The governor said that "senator Barry Goldwater has a lot of support in my state. Governor Rockefeller had more support earlier than he has now. I have received some indications of support for Governor Romney." Taxes Are Distributed The second portion of 1902 personal property and real estate taxes has been distributed in the amount of $674,751.59. Mrs. Bonnie Zirkel, county treasurer, said the county's share wa s $185,577.22; city received some $104,988.18; school i district No. 1, $191,341.24; and i $192,844.95 went to other taxing) units. The $674,751.59 figure represents 21 per cent of the to-| tal amount of property taxed. A 50 per cent distribution was I made in January. The remaining] 25 per cent will be distributed in j October. Mrs. Zirkel said personal property tax collections has beenj real good." Real estate taxes,! not yet paid, should be received in the treasurer's office by Aug. 1 in order to be deleted from the published list of delinquent taxes 'Mrs. Zirkel added. Durlham Must Integrate Schools, Judge Rule* DURHAM, N.C. (AP)—The city j of Durham must integrate all ele- i mentary and junior high schools this fall and its senior high schools next year. U.S. Dist. Judge Edwin M. Stanley 'Wednesday issued an order saying parents of Negro child- • ren can choose their schools if i they make application by Aug. 12. j He told the Durham Board of > Education to submit by next May 1 a plan under which senior high schools will be "totally and completely' 1 desegregated in 1964. Gromyko told nearly 100 as sembled reporters: "The end has been successful. Let us consider this as a basis for further steps." Said Hailsham: "It is the beginning of many 'good tilings." News correspondents were called in at 7:25 p.m. and told by Gromyko that the document had been initialed. Th e correspondents, who had waited in the streets for over four hours, asked why it had taken so long. Gromyko replied: "we made plans for the future." The chief Western negotiators, U.S. Undersecretary of State Averell Harriman and British Science Minister Lord Hailsham, talked in great detnil Wednesday with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko about the non- aggression pact, They sought to prevent this issue fiom delaying the initialing of the lest ban agreement. Both rUrrimin «nd Lord Hall- sham came to Moscow with authority to negot'.tlc only the test ban and not to gr> further than a 'general discussion of a non- aggression pact, which would vitally concern the o'.her 13 NATO Allies. Soviet Premier Khrushchev, in a letter to head s of African nations released Wednesday, said the partial test ban could result in a "radical turn toward a better Internationa] climate " He added that a nnuaggressior pact between the Western and Communist alliances slso would improvo the international climate, but he did not say a nonaggression pact wa s a Soviet condition for agreeing to thc test ban. Khrushchev also offered Africa a guarantee not to use nuclear weapons there if. World War III broke out, provided th e Western powers would malcc ' the same pledge. The tr«aty, if it follows a Western draft presented before the 17- nntioii disarmament committee in Geneva a year ago, bans testing in the air, under water and in outer space by the signatory powers. The signers 1 also atv pledged not to aid in spreading nuclear weapons to other countries. It hag a safety valve permitting any nation to withdraw in 60 days notice if it subjects that one of the countries ha s violated the treaty, or that some other nation has detonated a nuclear device under circumstances impairing the security of any signer. Youth Killed When Car Spins, Overturn* CLAY CENTER, Kan. (AP)-A small foreign convertible struck a patch of gravel, spun out of control and turned over on its driver Wednesday, killing her, the Highway Patrol said. The victim was Betty Lee Stoneback, 16. A sister, Mrs. William Weir, 26, and another passenger, Kathleen Yonnally, 18, escaped with minor injuries. Crops Judges Telegram Phot* Four-H club members from Southwest Kansas are In Garden City today for a district crops judging school. DoLoyce George, Sub lotto, Left, and Larry Coding, Eminence Rt., look ,ovor a maxe of samples. Each papor piato contains a different sample of grain, The event is^a training session for the 4-H members. Also included in the school was 40 weed identification samples. Nation's Railroads Okay 30-Day Delay WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's railroads agreed todny to put off for 30 days the posting of now manpower-trimming work rules. This avertg a threatened nationwide strike next Tuesday. Daniel P .Loomis, prcsklortt of the Association of American Railroads, announced th c decision nt a House Commerce Committee meeting. Loomis nald the 195 curriers involved in the- explosive work rules dispute would not impose tho changes until 12:01 a.m. Aug. 20. Loomis «uid U>c ruilrond H were taking tills step in ordo r to en- operate with Congros H which is considering President Kennedy'/) plan to turn tho 4-year-old work rules controversy over to the In Another Maneuver For Hickock, Smith Another '"Sal maneuver to delay their execution wu s made yesterday on behalf of convicted killers Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith. Applications fo r stays of execution and for writs of habeas corpus were filed yestcrdn'y in the U. S. District Court at. Kansas City. The puir is scheduled to bo hanged Aug. 8 in the Kansas Penitentiary for the slaying of fou r members of thc Herbert W. Clutter family near ilolcomb in November, 1059. Previous attempts 1o obtain writs of hal)ea s corpus in t h e federal court had been denied on the basis that the pair had not exhausted state remedies. With thc recent refusal by thn U. S. Supreme Court for a review, state remedies were- exhausted. So now tlmir attorneys, Joseph P. Jenkins, who is tie- funding Smith, have started (his new maneuver. In the a-ppllcation, llii'y con- lend. Counsel had not been appointed for the two until 12 da'ys after thei r arrest; their confessions wen; obtained in violation of civil rights; they did not have proper legal representation at their trial; the evidence upon which their convictions were based wns obtained Illegally; and the men should have been given a change of vomic t U.S. District Judge George Templar will hoar the mutter next Thursday, either in Kansas City, Kan., or In Topeka. The pair wax convicted in Kinney County District Court flfte;' a jury trial which ended in earl'y April of I DIM). Since then they have escaped Uio gallows through appeals to higher courts. Soviet's 'Mellowness Brings Nixon Warning BERLIN (AP) — Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon told the West today not to be decieved by the apparent mellowness of Premier Khrushchev over the test ban treaty. He told a news conference that to believe Khrushchev's attitude meant relaxation of tension or progress toward ending the cold war "is the most wooly headed thinking possible." Nixon asked: "What is Mr. Khrushchev mellowing on? Go to East Berlin, to Budapest and other places behind the Iron Curtain and you'll find no evidence of mellowing there." He said that from his two visits to East Berlin Wednesday he concluded East Germany was the most tightly repressed police state in the world. ' I told Communist officials shadowing me that they were murderers," he said. Nixon pointed to the general tlampdown on freedom in the East bloc, the amo'int of Soviet espionage around the world and the Communist offensive in Latin America "which is the 'greatest danger it has ever been." If Khrushchev teally wanted relaxation he could prove it by granting more freedom to Com- munist-ruled nations uml callinr, off the worldwide Communist subversion offensive, Nixon said. "I know it is very easy to be a Monday morning fimirlerback, but 1 can point to two failures by both udministraU' us to Uike action over Com.nmml moves— the Hungarian revolt and the building of the Berlin Wall," Nixon said. In referring to Hungary lie said he realized he u'us ciiticmng an administration of ''vhich he was a member. Nixon twice visited Kast Berlin Wednesday. He made an unheralded visit Wcdt'.fhduy night and told a reporter he found that "Communism w a complete failure in East Berlin." He said he found the East Ber- linors even more anti-communist than the Poles and the Hungarians. Heckled by Communists and trailed by a horde of .security 1 I agents on his scheduled visit ' earlier in the day, Nixon decided to see "what life in really like in East Berlin." Walking dimly lit streets, Nixon encountered Kast Uerliners who whispered "I'm no Communist, Mr. Nixon" and "our only hope lies in you Americans," then disappeared in shadows. Youths in a night club cheered when Nixon told them, 'f've been | in Budapest and J only hope you i people can some duy get at Jiwst i the small amount of freedom that ; the Hungarians have." '. Nixon, visibly moved by Hie 1 Kast Uerliners' reaction, told Tho ; Associated Press in fin lixi'lumvo i account of his impressions: ' "It WUH an unforgettable «x ] pcriunce bccuusu after my first I vi.iil I wondered if the Kant (ierrriuii people might lack Hit; will to resitit that tho I' people i ami the Hungarian people have j deiiionstruUul on my visits to Wari saw ami Budapest. [ "Hut 1 found 1' that the i German people are, if anything, i even more outspoken in their al| legiance to the West and in their i complete contempt for and oppo: sition to the Communist rugime [ Iliau the Poles and Hungarians." 1 Nixon spent two hours on his i second trip behind the Ilwl wall, ! accompanied by his wife, 1'at; an i official from tli« U.S. diplomatic s mission in Wes>t Berlin; Jack i Drown, a traveling companion of ; the Nixons; from California, and i an AP correspondent. i On a street corner a woman in j her 70s kissed Nixon's hand, said "pray for us" and vanished into tci'Hlnto Commerce Commission. The chairman ot tho House 1 and Sonata Commerce committees hail roriuestod tho dolny WodnC8« duy, saying Congros g didn't havo tlmo to act by Monday evening. When the request was; made, Loomis' Immediate response wag to say the rnllronds would be forced |.o continue "tinnecossar'y payments for work not needed or not performed." Loomis said such expenditures by the railroad Industry are "in- toloniblc under present conditions." J. E. Wolfe, chairman of the National Railway Labor Conference, told a reporter industry of- I'iclfils will confer (Ms morning on their »i).swer to the postponement Wolfe said tho reply will he framed before jve and Loomis tuko the witness stand for tho second day of hearings before the House Commerce Committee, Its chairman, Rop. Oron Harris, D-Ark., and Sen. John 0. Pastore, D-ll.I., acting chairman of tho Senate Commerce Committee, snid Congress does not have time to act on the Kennedy plan before the work rules-strike deadline. Paslore warned that several senators already have prepared resolutions to force a 30-day standstill In th ( . dispute. "But It would be most unfortunate for Congress to have to lake that kind of action," Pastore said, Harrli made hit plea for postponement as "the House Committee opened hearings on the administration plan to have the commerce commission handle work rules issues for the next two years, unless I lie unions and the railroads negotiate a settlement. Key issue in the controversy in the makeup of the crews that operate trains. The xuilrouds want to do uwnv wi,th some 00,000 jobs including those of 32,000, fireman and* impose a variety of other rule changes. 14,000 U. S, Advisers In South Viet Nam SAIGON, Viet Narn (AP)—The number of U.S. military advisers in South Viet Nam has reached 14,000, qualified sources said to- dn>. The buildup In th e American military establishment here began iti late 1901 when tho threat of a victory by Communist guerillas was recognized as critical. At the time, there were only about ',000 American advisers here. Besides servicemen, there are at least 1,000 official American civilians working directly or indirectly on the war effort against the Viet Cong. These include U.S. Aid Mission representatives working on problems of hamlet development and defense. Garden Sass Gas makes this prediction Fair today in Dightoo.

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