Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 10, 1963 · Page 1
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Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, August 10, 1963
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Estes Kefauver Dies of Heart Vessel Rupture WASHINGTON (AP) - Son. Estes Kcfauvor, the tall, folksy Tennessoan who campaigned in a coonskin cap ami once nearly won the Democratic presidential nomination, died today of a ruptured heart vessel. Death came in the predawn hours at Bethesda Nnval Hospital and followed what doctors had described earlier as • a "mild heart attack" after Kefauver left the Senate floor Thursday evening feeling ill. Kefauver had observed his 60th birthday on July 26. The death was announced by his administrative aide, Charles Caldwell. Mrs. Kefauver and two of their three daughters, rushing back from a Denver vacation to be Kefauver. . .pictured in Garden City in 1955. with him, arrived too late. Their plane landed just about the time the senator died at 3:40 a.m., an aide said. Kefauver, Tennessee's senior senator serving his third straight six-year term, was as well known for his Senate investigations of crime, the drug industry and boxing as he was for his two unsuccessful campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956. A big, friendly man, he had a wide campaign grin and reached out to shake any hand in sight. His softspoken voice seemed almost surprising, coming from his 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame. "My name is Estes Kefauver," he would say in that soft voice. "I'm running for president of the United States. I hope you'll help me." In 1952 h e swept 14 of the 17 Democratic presidential preferential primaries. At the national convention in Chicago, Kefauver led on the first two ballots, but Adlai Stevenson, now U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, overtook him in the third and went on to win the nomination. Kofauver tried and lost again to Stevenson for the 1956 nomination, but wound up winning the vice presidential spot on the ticket by defeating a rising young Democratic figure, Sen. J^hn F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. The Stevenson tickets lost both times to Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower. Before entering the Senate, Ke- fauvcr had served more than nine years in the House. Noted as a liberal on many matters, including civil rights legislation, he was one of the few Southerners in Congress to refiisc to sign a manifesto attacking the 1954 Supreme Court school desegregation ruling. His support of a nil poll tax and antilynching legislation, and attempts to reform Senate rules to curb filibusters, won him no political fricnd s among the Southern bloc. He first became familiar to millions of Americans through the cross-country series of televised hearings of his Senate crime investigating committee in 1950 and 1951. Many of the nation's bigtimc racket chiefs, gamblers and hoodlums were hailed before Kefauver —and the TV cameras, He wrote a book about his findings, called "Crime in America." Police to Clear Way for Protest JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) —State and local police plan to clear the way for a civil rights protest march on Missouri's Capitol today. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has arranged the march to object to the 19C3 Legislature's failure to pass a public accomodations bill. Mrs. Margaret Bush Wilson of St. Louis, state president of the NAACP, said they also wanted to urge Gov. John M. Dalton to deal with civil rights problems through his executive powers. The legislature is not in session and the governor is on vacation in Colorado. Mrs. Bush estimated 1,500 persons will join in the mile - long march from Lincoln University to the Capitol grounds. Police arranged a motorcycle escort fo r the march. The Missouri Highway Patrol said the Capitol grounds will be roped off to prevent parking of cars there. Patrol cars also were assigned to incoming highways to help anyone in the NAACP caravan who might have trouble on the roads from St. Louis, Kansas City and other points In the state. Patrol officials said they didn't expect any trouble. Kansas Labor Official Dies HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Mrs. Florence Smith, prominent Kansas labor official, died Friday while visiting in Hollywood. The coroner's office said the cause of death was not immediately determined, but Mrs. Smith was under the care of Dr. C. T. Hagan in Wichita for heart trouble. She was 50. Mrs. Smith was past president of the Kansas auxiliary of the International Typographical Union and secretary of the Kansas Bakers Union. Garden Sass G u s reports a run on hamburgers at his house wince all these be«fers have U»«« nirtur- ed in the paper. Garden City Telegram Vol. 34—No. 238 GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 67846, SATURDAY, AUG. 10, 1963 20 Pagai Dean Rusk Flies To Bonn Today MOSCOW (AP)—U.S. Secretary of Stale Dean Husk flies to Bonn today lo rally West German support for the nuclear test bun treaty after wide-ranging talks with Soviet Pcmier Khrushchev on cold war issues. Rusk scheduled tne 20-hour stopover partly to soothe West German apprehension over thw limited test ban pact which Communist East Germany plans to sign. Bonn fears tlwj treaty could be j manipulated to force recognition of East Germany and seal the division of Germany. West Germany wauls assurance that the lest treaty will not be used to jeopardize the freedom an security of West Berlin. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder were expected to insist lo Rush that the West receive such a guarantee before West Gcr" many adheres lo the treaty. They were expected to make similar demands in considering Khrushchev's proposals to case cold war tensions — nn Kasl-West nonaggrcssion pact, reductions in military spending, and ground inspection teams on both sides of the Iran Curtain to guard surprise nllnck, planned to brief the Wosl German leaders on his week of lalks in the Soviet Union before returning to Washington Monday lo drum up support for Senate ratification of the test ban trealy. Rusk conferred with Khrushchev for 2V!> hours Friday at the Soviet premier's lavish Black Sea retreat in a relaxed mooting followed by a fast gnnw of badminton. Khrushchev, 69, claimed victory over Rusk, 54. "Practice," The Weafh'er Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. | Few widely scattered, afternoon I and evening thunder showers. I Cooler tonight. Warmer Sunday. | Lows tonight 60 to 65. Highs Sunday near 90. Light variable winds. .Hiinfol: MIIX. Mln. |t;| ||{| 811 liH IM IH Hfi IK) M (M Nil III! j Hnllim ........................ !)il lili < Tupnkii ........................ H:>. tin Wlrhllu ........................ Ill) ||.| DiidKc Hlly lOnipcirlii UAHDKN CITY (illlKlllllllI Mill C'lly 7:0(1 'r(M% 'MU'O ,01 Khrushchev said when Rusk lold him, "You play well." Among other tilings they discussed Germany, Berlin, trade, Laos, Cuba, and the nonag'gre.s- slon pact. Rusk said that no conclusions wore reached and that negotiations will continue through normal diplomatic channels. Thorp evidently was no talk of u summit meeting. After a liu>go Russian-style moal on a porch overlooking Hie sen, Hunk returned to Moscow. Malayan Prime Minister Optimistic over Summit MANILA (AP)— Tunkt. Abdul Rahman, prime minister of Malaya, said before ha left Manila that ho was returning home " peace of mind and In the belief that tlu) agreement reached in Manila will be acclaimed by all peace-loving peoples as n great micce.s.i." The prime minister made the remark in a letter to I'w.sldnnl. Dlosdado Mncnpngal after Iho close of a wimmlt mooting with Indonesia and Iho Philippines, He Had the Top Beef liy Ili'th l.llluy GRAND CHAMPION in the 4-H beef Judging at the Haskel! County Fair in Sublett* yesterday was this Hereford, "Stubby," owned by Rodney Ardery, 10, of the Colusa 4-H Club. (See area fair pictures Page 9 and Haskell County Fair story Page 5.)

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