Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 26, 1963 · Page 1
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Garden City Telegram 1 p.m. 96 Volume 34 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1963 7a « Copy I P«fl»i No. 225 garden- ing , . with the editor Last night's welcome rain caught Garden City Kiwanis Club i members and their families getting ready for their annual pic- 1 nic. I So from the pretty back yard ; at the Gay Cleaver home, the ', Kiwanians moved to the old arm- : ory -- thanks to the city whch I now owns the building. It wasn't' quite like an outdoor picnic, but it was dry. There was even a piano for some group singing, and no one complained about the weather. Light fixtures for the new municipal parking lot around the Telegram building arrived this morning, and we thought there was a Martian invasion. No, they're not flying saucers. Those big units contain four mercury vapor lamps. We told City Manager Deane Wiley that it would be fine with us if he didn't turn them on for awhile —like until the Telegram is moved out. We don't particularly care about showing off the drab sides of our building at night, and don't want to paint since the .building will be torn down in the near future. * * * Former Telegram staffer Thayne Smith, now public information director for the Kansas Highway Commission, sent us a couple copies of the new 196364 official Kansas 'highway map today. It's an attractive publication, and is different that in previous years. Thayne wrote that two years ago the American Association of State Highway Officials adopted standard symbols to be used on official maps. Kansas, he's proud to report, is the second state ''to issue a map utilizing the recommended symbols. Yes, Garden City is on the map. Weather Prophet ..Elihu Allman sees rain this weekend and some more about August 10. If we are going to have a good milo cup, he had better be right. This recent hot weather— the official temperature ha s hit highs of 100 or above for eight consecutive days — is beginning to hurt. * * * Don't forget the band concert tonight at 8 in Stevens Park. We hear the music and dancing is going to be great, but the announcer lousy. Attendant Is Shot to Death WICHITA (AP) — Martin Tucker, 26-year-old service station attendant out of the Army only a month, was shot to death by a robber Thursday evening. Tucker worked at the station two years before entering the service and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Tucker Jr. of Hudson, Kan. Police said he was shot in the head with a small cauoer weapon. The station's owner, James T. Harshbarger, 32, returned a(':<.'r taking a customer home and found Tucker's body in a bacic room, Harshbarger said the cash register had been emptied. lie estimated $175 was stolen. Police said they found no wit ness to the shooting in tne west side suburoan area. Telegram Pliolo Pre-Fair Scrubbing Annual clean-up activities at the 4-H club building saw some 21 workers preparing the various buildings for the forthcoming Finney County Fair. From Left 'are Judv Pfieff, Karla Schiffelbein, Virginia Bai«r, Pat Herman, Mary Bondy and Linda Sheehy. Day Resigns; JFK Accepts WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy accepted today the resignation of Postmaster General J. Edward Day and told him he "brought to the position a high degree of management skill and dedication to the public interest." Day submitted his resignation July 19 to become a partner in charge of the Washington law office of a Chicago firm. Kennedy wrote Day that he accepted his resignation "with deep regret.'' The resignation become s effective Aug. 9. Kennedy also told Day he appreciated "the sacrifice that 'you made when you agreed, in January 1961, to serve as postmaster general." Scotland Yard Raids London's Inner Temple By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON v'AP)—Scotland Yard detectives raided London's Inner Templie, the stronghold of Britain's lawyers, Thursday ni'ght and earned off a vanload of books and pictures they said were pornographic. It took five detectives an hour to load the van. Police sources said a prosecution would follow. The Inner Temple is a pnecinct of quiet lanes and alleys. Lawyers have lived and worked there for'centuries. Now it is the headquarters of attorneys specializing in divorce and criminal cases. McDill Boyd to Speak At Young GOP Meeting LIBERAL, Kan. (AP)— McDill (Huck) Boyd, Phillipsburg publisher and 1st District Republican chairman, will be principal speaker at the constitutional convention of the district's Young Republican organization in Hays Saturday. Eugene L. Smith of Liberal, district Young Republican chairman, said that in addition to adoption of a constitution for the 58-county group, statements of policy and planning for the fall convention are on the agenda. Day left a $60,000-a-year position as a West Coast insurance executive to join Kennedy's cabinet. White Hous e press secretary Pierre Salinger said tihere has been no decision on Day's successor. There are rumors that it might be former Democratic Sen. Benjamin A. Smith of Massachusetts. Informed sources said, however, that neither Ben Smith, nor anyone .else named SmiUv-was .in lin e for the post. Day, 49, will become partner in charge of the Washington law office of the Chicago firm of Siclley, Austin, Burgess and Smith. Day was formerly an attorney with the firm, as was Adlai E. Stevenson, now U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Later Day served as Illinois Commissioner of insurance during Stevenson's term as governor. In his letter of resignation, Day said "because of an unusual opportunity that has been offered me, I can no longer postpone my return to private life." He will be the third member of President Kennedy's original Cabinet to leave —but the first to return to private life. Abraham Ribi- coff quit as secretary of welfare and was elected senator from Connecticut, while Arthur J. Goldberg resigned as secretary of labor to accept appointment as an associate justice of the Supreme Court The Weather Partly cloudy, hot and humid through Saturday with scattered showers and thunderstorms during the late afternoon and evening. Southerly winds 10 to 25 becoming northerly late Saturday. Highs around 100. Lows near 70. 250 Picketers Chant for Jobs NEW YORK (AP) — About 250 chanting, singing pickets, both whites and Negroes, showed up today at a Brooklyn hospital building site in a demonstration demanding that more Negroes be hired in the public construction industry. The Rev. William A. Jones Jr., a Negro civil rights leader, told newsmen that no sitdowns were planned for today, adding: "We are just going to picket." Six police vans stood by,.with patrolmen ready to take away any sitdowners. A crowd of at least 200 bystanders watched. British Army Digs Up Meteorite, Not Saucer CHARLTON, England (AP) The British army regretfully ended 10 days of excitement in this drowsy country community with an announcement that the mysterious 8-foot-wide crater in farm; er Roy Blanchard's potato field was not caused by a flying saucer. Army engineers dug out a half pound hunk of matter, said it appeared to be a meteorite and sent it to the British Museum for investigation. Quake Hits in Yugoslavia; Death Toll to Exceed 1,000 BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) — A catastrophic earthquake struck the mlnaretod city of Skopje at dawn today toppling tall building'! and home s and possibly Wiling more than'l,000 people. Radio Belgrade said there are "thousands of injured,' 1 adding it was impossible to say how many were killed but the number "must be very great." The official news Saffeis Revives Gagel Matter Garden Cit.ian Dale Saffcls. speaking in Hutchinson last night to the Reno County Democratic Club, revived the George Gagel matter. The former state representative stated: "I believe that the people of Kansas still want to know what Hie Governor's investigation of the George Gagel matter in Johnson County produced. He promised this is the campaign. "You will recall that George Gagel resigned from an Anderson appointment on the Turnpike Commission to accept an Anderson appointment on the highway commission in April of 1962. A few day s later he purchased, according to records of Johnson County some rea 1 estate along which the highway commission, with federal participation, intended to locate Important Highway 69. "Gag«l, after having made a tremendous legal sale of land for highway purposes before, knew when lie had a good thing. Recently, the highway commission announced that they were going ahead with the project along Gagel's land and that the county commissioners would be the judge of tlhe price of the land. "The thing that Mr. Gagel hopes Kansnns will- overlook Is the fact he has, after receiving information through confidential sources as a highway and turn pike executive, purchased land for re-sale to the state." Saffeis, local attorney who op posed Anderson for governor in last November's election, charg. ed that there fo no leadership from the Governor's office, and this failure of direction "is certainly not conducive to the en- enactment of good legislation." Garden Sass Not all women are guilty of repeating gossip, Gus Garden says, one of them had to start it. agency Tanjug put the estimated death (oil over 1,000. The radio said fires broke out in a technical school and a hoys' high school. Most of the city's population of 370,000 were eaugiht in (heir beds by the thimderouc, quake. Many ran out of their apartmcntg In Ihcir night clothes. Tens of thousands stood In the rubble-filled streets, some weep- ing, others just stnrlng nt their former homes which had collapsed, Tanjug reported. Skopje parks were turned Into collection points for dltc homeless. All citizens were- ordered to stay out of the!,- home* for the next, 24 hour,, « g a safely measure. Tanjug reported that the earth- qunkn's center lay right In the heart of Skopje, the capital of the Sublette Scouts Perform Rescue Two Sublette Boy Scouts rescued three younger Sublette compnnlon.ii from a mountain ledge In the Colorado Rockies on which the three were tr a p p o d Wednesday afternoon. The quick-thinking II a s k o 11 County 15-year-olds fashioned « rope from two pair of trousers. The rescue occurred in th« Snn Juan Mountains nonr Sllvcrlon in southwestern Colorado. Rescuers were Randall Stapleton and Marshall Watson. Boys Boulder Hits Holcomb Youth A Holcomb youth suffered a painful arm injury Wednesday morning during a mountain- climbing accident, in Colorado. John (Buster) Adams, Ii5, was flown to a hospital at Colorado Springs after th c mishap. Ho Is hospitalized there now, after undergoing surgery. Adams i s the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Adams, who farm six miles northwest of Holcomb. He Is a standout athlete at Hoi comb High, taking part in has ketball, foot/baH, and track. Members of Holcomfo Future Fa rimers of America visit the Colorado Rockies each summer. He was with that group. Wednesday's accident happened about 10:30 a.m. nea r Lnke City in southwesstern Colorado. Adams was climbing and some other youths were above him. A boulder was dislodged from ohove and tumbled down and struck him in the left arm. Tlie arm was gashed from below his armpit to the elbow, and an artery wa« reported cut. He also suffered muscle damage. He lost a substantial amount of blood, but a student nurse happened to be climbing nearby. She applied a tourniquet to stop the flow of blood. Bad Salmon Run Poverty Faces Bristol Bay Sunrise 5:l!2 Akron ........ Doilfjc flity . Emiioria .......... OAHDEN CITY Ooo,ilnnii .............. Hill City ............. La Junta ............ Uiiast-ll .............. Salina .................. Topeka ................. Winhila ............ Max. . 'M . 101 ... 97 .. UK! .. 100 ... 97 .. Kilt . ft! Hit ill r.\ 7-' 7:1 (18 75 7:1 7D J'rt-r, NAKNEK, Alaska (AP) — An aura of helples s insecurity, tinged with anger, settled over Alaska's Bristol Bay area today in the wake of the worst salmon season over for the bay's rich red salmon fishery. In normal years, hordes of red salmon, a fish highly prized by the canning industry, enter the bay in early July en route to spawning streams. This 'year, the red run, for some as-yet-uncxplained reason, was a mere trickle. It left the some 3,500 persons of the area, whose living is tied primarily to the red salmon, on the brink of poverty, with a harsh Alaskan winter coming on. The state and its congressional delegation have asked President Kennedy to declare the Bristol Bay a disaster area. The total 1963 American catch on the bay, an arm of the Bering Sea 35 mile. s southeast of Anchorage, wa s only an estimated 2,5 million reds, compared with a catch of 2.9 million in 1958, the worst previous 'year on record. The Bristol Bay red run produced 203,700 cased of canned salmon this year, compared with 926,441 cases in 1961, the top pack in the last 10 years on the bay. An important question mark in the failure of this year's Bristol Bay run, to fishermen and to state officials alike, i g the extent of the Japanese high seas catch. Prohibited by the International North Pacific Fisheries Convention from high seas salmon fishing east of 175 degrees west longitude, the Japanese nevertheless take marry immature Bristol Buy reds west of that abstention Iin«. It hag heen a source of constant irritation to Bristol Bay fishermen, who are not permitted to fish for Bulmon outside territorial waters, and to state officials, who have placed strict restrictions on Alaskan fishermen in an effort to conserve and to prepetuate the Bristol Bay red fishery they rescued were John Hayon and Mike Mnlnne, both II, and Gayl c Mills, 13. Alt wore members of o group of nbout 25 Sublette youths camped at South Mineral Creek campground of the U.S. Forest Service. Out on a hike, the five wcro mountain-climbing nt nn elevation of about 13,000 feet — above tlnvborllnc, They had wnlklo- talkie radios to koop In touch wltih their camp. The older hoys moved at n faster pace and tho throe younger ones Inggod behind. The older boys lost touch with the camp when they went behind nn outcrop of rock. In the mo«ntlm«, the three younger hoys climbed onto a lodge. Once there, they found they could not go higher or climb back down. Using the radios, they called back to the camp for help. Tho sheriff's office at Sllvorton — six milos awn-y — wns contacted, Also alerted was the Civil Do. tense rescue unit at Durango, 60 mile's away. But Staploton and Watson returned down the mountain and discovered the plight of Ui o 1 r three companions. They fashion, ed a rope from their trousers and lowered the younger boys to By the time other would-be rescuers arrived, the bo'ys were out of danger, > Former Mayor Of Topeka Dies BETHESDA, Md. (AP)-Omiir n. Kctclmm, former mayor of Topeka ind long a nuibnal figure hi the Veterans of Foreign Worn, died at Suburban Hospital Thursday after a long Illness. Kotchum had represented (lie VFW in Washington since mi, first as legislative director and in recent years cs exocuMco director of tho VFW'H Washington office HC served in World War I. Survivor 3 Include hi? wife and five children — Ronal'l Kotchum of Alexandria, Va.; Arlfino Ketchum of Beihesdu; Thorn 11 Ketch- vm of Topcku; William Kotchum of (,'offo/vlllo. and Mrs, John Jtexrout of Kansas City, Kan. Another «on, Jack B Kdchum, was killed ; n the Europ'vm theater in World War II while aervlm? as an Ah- Force Pilot. Ketchum was horn at Hardy, Ark., 05 /curs ago and grew up in KunwaH, HP was president of 'lie Topeka Typographical Union for four 'mvps. He was mayor n[ T<peka from 1931 to I.J35 In 1934, h« wa s the li.-noci'atlc nominee for 'governor and lost to Alf M. Landon. In 11)3(1, ho run for the U.S. Senate <>nd lost nnr- lowly to Sun, Arthur Capper. He was national chief of staff of tlig VFW In 1039 and 1040. province of Macedonia. The down* town section wns hardest hit, The entire province of Macedonia, southeast of Belgrade, wns mobilized for relief work. .Hoad.i lending to the stricken city were Jammed with trucks bringing In supplies and manpower and then turning around to cvncitnto (ho Injured. Th» town of NIs, northeast, of Skopje, made space for 1,0(W beds for the Injured. Doctor* wore rushed in from all towns In the nren, Belgrade Radio described Skopje a s a "grant tragic work- Ing place," The witter supply was cut off nnd Yugoslav units set up emergency distribution centers. Telephone nnd telegraph llna« wore cut nml radio provided the only link with (he outside world. Tnnjug snld It was Imposslbln to estimate the damage and this was horn out by the first refugee to reach Belgrade from the historic capital of Macedonia. He told of tho most solidly built •building In tho city, tho Yugoslav. In army barracks, being mod along wltli others. Tnnjug KrnU! tho New Macedonia Hotel, packed with guests, wan leveled and most of tho guests wore killed. But the oyowltnwi, Aloksander Blngojovlc, said it ap- penrod to him as lie drove t* tlj« airport that only part of the hotel wa s damaged. Ho said other hotel, and many other buildings wore badly damaged or destroyed, Tht flrtt .hook hit with shattering force nt 5:17 n.m (11:17 p.m. EST Thursday) wlvlle most of the Inhabitant* .wore asleep, This wns followed by a series of lighter shocks, Blngojovlc, n pilot for the; Yugoslav Air Transport Co., told iRndlo Belgrade that he was dressing in hi. room at the Hotel Invalid, opposite the railroad sta« lion, when tho quake struck. "I saw tho railroad station go down In front of my eyes," ha said. "It was a torrlblo sight."' The great quake was felt In wide areas of southern Yugoslav- la nnd n s for away BR Greece, but damage seemed to be confined to tho Skopje area. About flvo hours Inter, two more minor quakes hit as relief workers swarmed through the aofirls, Tanjug reported, Tnnjiitf reported that Skopja hospitals wore pndly damaged. Tho few wards that still can be used aro crammed with injured people receiving emergency treatment. Thunderstorm Dumps Varying Amounts of Rain A thunderstorm Inle Thursday cooled temperatures hero and dumped a mnnll amount of rain. The Kansas State University agriculture experiment station northeast of town gaged .Jiff, o! of one inch. At Poshing and Center, ,40 wn s reported. At 10th and Jone B the rcadlnf was .35 of one Inch. The city wntorworki at llth and Santa Fe measured .21 of once inch. Ten miles cant of town, the airport reported just a trace of precipitation. Summer School Exhibit Night to Be Wednesday Annual summer school exhibit night Is scheduled at Garfleld School Wednesday. Displays will be shown In the school auditorium from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Exhibits will Include science, remedial reading, speed reading, orthrithmatic, Spanish, and physical education. No admission will he charged. Kennedy to Co Before Nation to Whip Up Nuclear Treaty Support WASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy goes before the nation tonight to whip up support for a nuclear test ban treaty dramatically initialed Thursday in Moscow and heralded as a major break in the cold war. The presidential message at 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on radio and television will be part of an administration campaign to convince critics the pact—ending testing in outer space, in the atmosphere and under water — will not endanger U.S. security. To become effective the U.S., Soviet and British agreement must be ratified by a two-thirds vote of the Senate, and the measure of public support for the treaty may tip the scales there. The agreement climaxes years of on-and-off negotiations — splintered at times by the thunder of nuclear tests — almost as old as the nuclear a^e itself. The White House declared that the President was gratified by the agreement in which the three powers also affirmed their deter- mination to strive for a complete test ban and implied they will give no nuclear aid to nations that will not go along with the pact. The three foreign ministers- American Secretary of State Dean Husk, Britain's Lord Home and the Soviet Union's Andrei A. Gromyko—will sign the treaty in Moscow in "the near future," ,a com- munique said. Immediate congressional reaction to the agreement was generally favorable and the administration is confident it can win the Senate's approval. Rusk has already done the early spade work on Capitol Hill. He spent long hour s earlier in the week briefing the Senate's Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, and the Senate- House Atomc Energy Committee. The administration optimism on the likelihood of ratification hinge partly on a belief the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whose views count heavily in Congress, will support the agreement. With two notable exceptions, leaders of West and Kast hailed the initialing of the agreement as the first step on the road to peace. Lord Home called the agreement "the first of any substance which the West has been able to make with the Russians" since the Austrian Treaty of 1955. And from Japan, the only country seared by wartime atom bombs, the chief Japanese Cabinet secretary, Yasumi Kirogane, said the partial ban could be a stepping stone to total elimination of nuclear testing. But in Paris, President Charles de Gaulle's government real- firmed that it would not be bound by the agreement in its efforts to make France an independent nuclear power. Ked China, striving to become a nuclear power itself as it moves farther away Jror/i tl),. Soviet Union in the world Communist alignment, denounced the agreement in advance. Right up to the time of the initialing, there wen; fears the negotiations might collapse under Soviet demands that the treaty be tied in with a nonaggression pact between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its Communist counterpart, the Warsaw Pact. The American and British delegations opposed the Soviet demand. They insisted they would need th e consent of all 15 NATO nations for a nonaggression pact and that this would delay—if not make impossible — a test ban accord. While the delegations argued, presumably over the nona-ggrex- Kion issue, the initialing was held up for four hours. But finally the partial ban agreement, without the nonaggression link, was initialed in a simple ceremony in Spiridonovka Palace by U.S. representative W. Averell Harriman; Britain's science minister, Lord Hjilsham, and Gromyko. Some 100 newsmen and photographers, calLed in to witness the ceremonies, were told by Gromyko: "Let us consider this as basis for further steps." "A very important step forward, 1 ' said HjMTiman, and Hail- sham voiced hope that this marks "the beginning of many good things for us all." This hopeful tone wan also expressed in the communique re leased in Moscow along with the treaty draft. It declared: ''Th e heads of the three delegations agreed that the test ban treaty constituted an important first step toward th« reduction of international tension ami Hit; strengthening of peace, and they Uwk forward to further progress in this direction." Besides the U.S. Senate, the treaty niu*t also be approved by the British Parliament and the Supreme Soviet. But this is considered a formality because of the Conservative party's large majority in the House of Commons and support of the opposition Labor party Leaders of the ;>an and the Soviet government's control of the Supreme Soviet. Harriman in due to fly back to (he United States to report In President Kennedy and Rusk at Hyannis Port, Mass., Sunday. In the treaty—a marv«| of con- dseness at about 800 words—euch of the three powers "undertakes to prohibit, to prevent and not to carry out any nuclear weapon test or any other nuclear explosion at any plane under HH jurisdiction or control." Then the treaty spells out that this ban covers "the atmosphere, beyond its limits, including outer space or under water, Including territorial waters or high seas." Further, the treaty provides a ban against tests "in any other environment if such explosion causes radioactive debris to be present outside the territorial limits of the state under whose jurisdiction or control the explosion i» conducted." U.S. officials explained that although underground tests are not included La the bi.ii, they must hi; conducted in a way that keeps radioactive fallout from other countries. The agreement makes no mention of inspection or controls—the big stumbling 'blocks in previous ban negotiations. The United States and Britain Insist that on-slte inspections aro needed to check on suspicious earth tremors us a guard against «n«ak underground tests. The Soviet Union has contended that such inspections would be only a cover for Western spying. But the three powers agree that on-Hite inspections are not necessary to detect the tests covered in the agreement. They have said that explosion in the air, In space and under water can be detected by devices outside any country triggering such tests. The agreement specified, how* ever, that nothing in the treaty should prejudice "conclusion of a treaty resulting H0 the permanent banning of all nuclear test explosions, Including all such explosion,underground." The treaty urged all other nations to join in the limited baa and pledges the three powers to refrain "from causing, encouraging or in any way participating in the carrying out of any nuclear weapon test whatever,"

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