The Paris News from Paris, Texas on October 4, 1960 · Page 1
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PATMAN AT KENNEDY-JOHNSON OFFICE — Congressman Wright Patman, here Monday afternoon for the opening of Lamar County Democrats' Kennedy-Johnson campaign headquarters, pauses for a business call. The gaily decorated office is located at 27-lst NW. Material and information supporting the Kennedy-Johnson presidential ticket may be obtained at the office which will be open each day until the November 8 general election. (Paris News Staff Photo) MILLION SEIZED Diplomat Held In Heroin Case NEW YORK Wi — An international dope smuggling ring has been smashed with the arrest of a Guatemalan diplomat and three oilier men and the seizure of S4 million worth of pure heroin, officials say. Narcotics could have brought in $20 million on the illicit retail market. Officials said it was the largest seizure of narcotics ever known to the U.S. government. Guatemala's ambassador to Belgium and the Netherlands, iMaur- icio Rosal, 47, and the others were held in ?1 million total bail Monday after their arrest in Manhattan. Federal agents said I hey had three black valises containing about 110 pounds of heroin, and had about $70,000 in cash, apparently a partial payment for the dope. Rosal, a dapper, balding man, was indignant at the arrest and claimed diplomatic immunity. But officials said he was not accredited to this country and did not enjoy immunity from arrest here. In Washington, Carlos Alcjos, Guatemalan ambassador to the United States, saicl he was shocked to hear of the arrest and WEATHER NORTHEAST TEXAS. — Partly cloudy through Wednesday. A few widely scattered thundershowers mostly norlh portion tonight and Wednesday morning. Lilllc chanRe in temperatures. Low tonlfilit 65 to 70. High Wednesday upper 80s. OKLAHOMA.-- Considerable cloudiness Tuesday becoming pnrtly cloudy Wednesday. Widely scattered showers and tlumdershowcrs Tuesday. A Ijtllc warmer Wednesday. LOCAL.—U.S. Weather Bureau Inform alien for the 2'1-hotir period to R a.m. Tuesday, courtesy of Observer W. J. Thomas: Hiph tern- pcralure, J17. Low, GO. Overnight low. fi9. Rainfall to dale this year, •12.D2 inches. Rainfall to this date last vcar. .'Ifl.'ifi inches. Humidity flfi percent. Barometer at :ifl.M and steady. promised an immediate investigation by his government. Arrested with Rosal were Etienne Tarditi, 56, a Paris businessman; Charles Bourbonnais, 39, of New York City, a purser on the i Paris-New York run of Trans' World Airways; and Nick Calamaras, 47, of New York City, a longshoreman. Agents said Rosal acted as courier because he was able to get i through customs without difficulty j in his diplomatic position. They accused Calamaras and Bourbonnais of being in charge of distributing Ihe narcotics in New York. Tarditi, who operates an electronics business, customarily flew into N'ew York a day in advance of Rosal to arrange for a pickup, officers said. The operation had extended j over 11 months, agenls believe, j with an average of one trip being made every two months. Paris Negro Pleads Guilty To Murder Garficld Martin, 69, Paris Negro, pleaded guilty to a charge of murder Tuesday morning in Sixth Dislrict Court here. The jury was still out at noon, but a verdict was expected early in the afternoon. Martin's attorney requested a suspended sentence. The State had asked for two to five years. Martin is charged with the murder of Paul Williams on October 19. 1350, at Ihc Bobby Sox Inn. Two other murder charges, a case for assault with inlent to kill and a rape case are still on (lie 'court docket. IN GENERAL ELECTION Absentee Voting Starts October 19 Absentee voting for the general election'on November 8 will start October 13 in Lamar County, according to County Clerk Johnny Stone. County Tax-Assessor-Colloc- (6r Delma Bunch said there arc 11,500 eligible voters in Lamar County. A complete list of llic location of I lie' vnliiiR boxes and the olec-tion judges will be announced laler. Volcrs who plan lo cast, absentee ballols before the deadline of midnight, November 4, must'meet the following qualifications outlined by Stone: Those voters who will be absent from Lamar County on the day of the election, or sick or physically disabled, may vole absentee ballots. Absentee ballots may be cast in person at the clerk's office or by mail. However, applications for absent e e ballots must be sworn to and mailed from outside the county. The ballots must also be mailed from oulsidc Ihc county. Sick or tlisablcd persons wishing to cast absentee bal- lols must have a doctor's cer- lificalc staling that they are unable to go to the polls. Persons .who apply must have their poll tax receipts or exemptions to be qualified. Those who hnve lost their , receipts must present an affa- davit as lo the loss of the re- ceipl. Paris Paying Up On School, City Tax Bill City lax offices, including bot the City of Paris and the sch o o offices, were rushed by taxpayer Monday taking advantage of three per cent discount on thef assessments. • Harold Greene, Paris' directo of finance, reported that by th close of business Monday the cit had collected 13.2 per cent of 5518,579.21 assessment. The total collection of ?68,739.1 was boosted by the payments of several large real estate holders and businesses, he said. Duncan Thompson, the assessor- collector of taxes for the schools, reported a total of ?6,500. The school tax statements, mailed Friday, includes both the Paris Independent School District and Paris Junior College. Those property owners paying taxes during October will receive a three per cent discount on the total. The discount will decrease to two per cent in November; one per cent in December, and net in January. Taxes become delinquent on February 1. S/NCf JAN. 1{ IN LAMA* COUNTY Traffic Deatb ..... r.u.:',:4 ,' Traffic Ufcme« '.....;,"..vV* 91 at YEAR. NO. 78 PARIS/TEXAS, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 4, 1960 TIN PAGES ESTAiLlbHED 1869 Soviet Bloc Turns New Fire On UN's Secretary-General Nixon Coaxes Support Today In New Jersey WITH NIXON IN NEW JERSEY (AP)—Vice President Richard M. Nixon coaxed support from New Jersey. voters today after a free-wheeling invasion of. the normally Democratic South. The Republican presidential nominee concentrated in a series of New Jersey appearances on a contention that the Eisenhower administration has held the line continue these policies. This represented s change of political pace from that Monday in North Carolina and Virginia when he talked up Republican conservatism, plugged for state's rights and beat the drum about the accomplishments of President Eisenhower. Nixon told a hosvling, applaud- ing'crowd of about 13,000 persons in the Charlotte Coliseum that '.'Democrats by the million are going to vote for our ticket and not the other ticket." The vice president got his warmest applause when he defended Eisenhower in the president's dealings with Soviet Premier Khrushchev. The crowd was about the same size as that which had turned out two weeks ago for Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, his Democratic opponent. Nixon's pitch in Virginia and North Carolina was for a total of „<•*.< f'Ji 'Z * '<. U. S. LAUNCHES SCOUT ROCKET WASHINGTON (APJ — The United States today I launched a 72-foot Scout rocket aimed to soar 3,700 p miles high and 6,100 miles out over the Atlantic on a'{f mission that could help develop a technique for detect- II ing nuclear explosions in space. 8 Fifty minutes after the firing, the Civilian Space | Agency said preliminary finding indicated that the 8 i" i • . i i 11 1,1 _ . .. *'-j flight "was completely successful." i The space agency said the Scout was following "its i programmed flight path perfectly." 1 It was expected to take about 80 minutes from | launch time for the rocket to complete its flight. i Primarily, the shot was designed to test the flight | performance of this unique solid fuel and relatively | low cost rocket which -is slated for various important || space-exploring missions in the near future. || But the rocket also carried a special Air Force § experiment designed to test the feasibility of spotting fj radiation from sneak nuclear explosions high above the f| atmosphere. Such explosions, touched off by an enemy, || could cast a kind of electronic curtain around the |f earth, knocking another nation's early warning system |l and hiding the approach of attacking missiles or jit bombers. l| Prospects Fading On Any Agreement UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) —The So'viet bloc turned new fire on Secretary-General Dag Harn- marskjold. in the United Nations today as prospects faded for any significant advance during this Khrushchev's attacks on Ham- marskjold are viewed as a barometer of cold war weather and one of a number of clues to prospects for East-West accord. Another indication has been session toward East-West agree- Khrushchev's restatement of his rv» n M f " - [ . - i _ . ^ '. ment. In the first Communist reaction to Hammarskjold defiant rejection Monday of Premier Khrushchev's suggestion that he resign, Nikolai V. Podgor'ny of the Soviet Ukraine renewed the Soviet leader's charge that Ham- marskjold served only "imperialist" interests in Africa's' Congo. The stepped-up attack on the secretary-general came in the midst of a new round of diplomatic activity. before the proceedings began in the Assembly, British Prime Minister Harold Mac;nil- lan conferred with HainmarskjoKi. And tit the same time the Soviets asked for a meeting between Khrushchev and Macmillan, a key figure In the West's maneuvers al this session. The British suggested a meeting later in the day. NOT GIVING THEM Mr. K's Behavior Hinting He May Be Taking Orders UNITED NATIONS. N-Y. (/F) —Premier Khrushchev's extended stay in the United States and his 26 electoral votes, compared with performances at the U.N. arouse New Jersey's 16. In addition, the 1 . . . . . vice president predicted that he would win South Carolina's eight, a fe-at that Eisenhower could not accomplish. speculation again that he is taking orders, rather than giving them. This speculation developed last ' May in Paris, inspired by sudden Even if he seemed to be orient-1 flipflops in'policies Khrushchev ing his campaign toward Dixie, ] had appeared to be pursuing, this was only a temporary thing-' Nixon obviously knew that in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and other populous states lay the road to victory in November, Harvey Claims U, S. Far Ahead GALVESTON, Tex. (AP)—-Reports that the United States is far behind Russia in productivity w;.; termed "pure baloney" here Monday by Paul Hz,rvcy, newscaster and commentator. Speaking at the Annual meeting of the Texas Municipal League, Harvey said if the United States is disgraced, despised and d e- slroyed it won't be because of the Russians but by "a painted hussy called 'something for nothing.' " "We are 29 years ahead of the Russians in steel production," Harvey said, "and we are 16 years ahead in electrical power, 47 yenrs ahead in coal production, 52 years ahead in natural gas, 34 years in rails, 35 years in butter production, and 69 years in production of wood and fabrics." Earlier the 2,500 persons attending the league convention heard the research director of Die Texas Research League suggest economies which he said would save Texas $52 million in the next two years. James W. McGrew urged discontinuing the use of general fund monies for farm road construction. He also recommended higher college tuition, billing slate hospital patients able to pay for their care, and discontinuing funds for county school superintendents in counties wilh no common school districts. Election of officers was held Monday by one of the 11 departmental groups - hich comprise the league—the Texas City Managers' Association. Jack W. Jeffrey, city manager of Beaumont, was elected president. W.' E. Ruin, city manager of Odessa, was elected vice president. Norman L. McCarver of Hcarne was named to Ihj office of immediate past president. Much was printed about the possibility (hat powerful Soviet military figures might be wielding a balance of power in Moscow. The thought was that these military I f/?e paris poll The annual autumn malady, World Scries fever, descends" upon the Paris area Wednesday. And with it comes today's question: "Who do you think will win Uie World Series— Pittsburgh or the Yankees? And in how many games'.'" From the Paris grandstands come Uiese answers: * * >:• M. B. PIERCE, Paris insurance man — "I'm always /or the 'ie National League. The Yanks should win but I hope the Pirates do. I think Ihc Series will go to seven games/' V s* 4. DR. JOHN PRICE, Paris optometrist — "I think the Yankees will win—they nearly always do—but I think they'll probably have to go the full seven games." PIRATES' MURTAUGH FRANK RUTHERFORD, Petty grocer — "Pittsburgh might win a game or two, if they're lucky. The Yankees have been there many times they think (hey own the Series, and play the same way." YANKEES' STENGEL DR. R. M. COKER, Paris dentist who saw both the Yanks and Pirates in action while visiting in St. Louis and vicinity: "I really think Uie Yankees will win, not by any great margin, probably not more than one game. It might have been different if Ihc Pittsburgh shortstop hadn't been injured." * * • BOYD WESTBROOK, men's wear salesman — "Oh, I'm always against the Yankees —but, honestly, I do believe it's going to be close." * if # RALPH WEBB, Paris JC faculty member —"The Yankees will probably win if, although I'd much prefer that Pittsburgh do it. I've been on UIR Pirates' bandwagon all along. The Yankees will back into it, (hough. Not more than six games. . ." * * * CHARLES DAWSON, County Service Officer — "You know who is going to win — the Yankees. But, I'd like to see Pitt&burgh come through. They will probably go five games." * * * MRS. DAVE PHILLEY, wife of the Baltimore Oriole outfielder — "I think the Yankees will win the Series. They have too many home-run hitlers for Pittsburgh lo match. I don't know whether or not it will go seven names., but the Yankees should win. • DR, O. E. HAYES, denist — "Thn Yankees will win the Series. Old Casey's been there loo long and he's just too smart. The psychology is wilh them and they never know when they arc beaten. It will only take the Yankees six games to win, « • * LARRY CLICK, Milwaukee Brave farm system outfielder — "Everybody seems to be going with the Yankees, but not me. I'm pulling for the Pirates In seven games. The Pirates don't have the home run hitlers the Yankees have, but they have some good double and single hitlers. They have a good pilch- Ing staff, (oo." men had been won over by hard- line Stalinists who now were calling the shots. Khrushchev's activities during tiro U.N. General Assembly session have been curious. One gets the impression he is a man carrying out specific orders and that lie even might, from time to time, be taken to task for the way he is doing the job. Khrushchev's long absence from his Moscow office also is arousing vague suspicions among observers of the Soviet scene. The top job in the U.S.S.R. certainly must be one of the world's most demanding. Yet Khru s h- chev is able to stay away a full month or • more. Either he has great faith in the subordinates he left behind to run the show, or his physical presence at home is not entirely necessary. Historically, the top man in Moscow has had little reason to place utmost confidence in subordinates while his back svas turned. To understand the reasoning behind the speculation concerning Khrushchev's current situation, it is necessary to take a look backward. Khrushchev, at what seemed trous Khrushchev actions, inhibiting Communists from, dangerous activity, raJsed some resentment ir> the world movement. It is fairly clear, too, that the Communist Chinese have been resentful. .They have big plans for their -. role' in Africa and the Middle East. They are far less impressed than Khrushchev with the horrors of nuclear war. Khrushchev had worked .hard to bring about the Paris summit. When he stormily broke it up, many observers got the impression he did so in spite of himself, possibly because of pressure from military leaders -and politicians at home who had been giving a sympathetic ear to the com- plainls of restive Communists and the Red Chinese leadership. In New York, Khrushchev has acted like a man assigned a specific job. One'day, he roars. The next he conducts himself with, relative dignity. Always his thunderous pronouncements and startling interruptions leave the idea that they seem well thought out, in advance. Could it be that Khrushchev is price for' a face-to-face meeting with President Eisenhowef, urgently recommended by fiva neu- • tralist nations. Khrushchev demanded Monday night in a letter to the heads'.of' the five neutralist states that Eisenhower first confess guilt for "treacherous -acts" and "perfidy" in. connection with the U2 spy plane incident of last May. Khrushchev's letter to the neutralist nations' chiefs on--the possibility of a meeting with Eisenhower told them: "A clear admission is nee e s~ sary that it (the increased tension) has been occasioned by' the unprecedented treacherous' acts of the United States government which chose the way of carrying out provocative aggressive acts against the, Soviet Union." Previously, Khrushchev had demanded simply an apology fro^i Eisenhower for the flights of the U2 and RB47 planes brought down by the Soviets. The president, replying to the five neutrals Sunday, already had blamed the Soviet Union for a series of acts aggravating tensions and indicated clearly the scant likelihood of a meeting with Khrushchev. President. Tito of Yugoslavia sails for home this-morning. President Nasser of the United Arab Republic • prepared to board his special plane, bound for Cairo, lal- er in "the day. President Sukarno of Indonesia is-slated" to leave'Thursday for Paris to see President,'Charles de Gaulle of France, the only one of the Big-Four leaders who did hot attend this Assembly. On file with the U.N. was an Australian amendment to the neutrals' resolution calling for another summit conference by the Big Four "at (he earliest practicable date." It was introduced by Prime Minister Robert Menzies. He conferred with Eisenhower Sunday. Menzies said he did not know whether the United States would support his proposal. American diplomats indicated they would. Light Rains Dot Northern Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - Light rain showers 'dotted the northern part of Texas early Tuesday and considerable fog was re^ ported in the southeast section of the state. The forecast called for partly an instrument, perhaps of a tight; c j ou d y weather and widely scat- collective in Moscow? • Is Khrushchev just being tolerated in the title roles of party chief' and government leader so long as he continues to display striking talents as a salesman for communism? lered showers and thundershowcrs through Wednesday. Dallas and Wichita Falls were among points reporting light rains before dawn Tuesday. Skies were clear in West Texas and partly cloudy to cloudy elsewhere. (he crest of his power and authority, had beer, driving hard along lines of a program for what he called peaceful coexistence. The Soviel Union would avoid the risk of total war while mounting political and economic offensives to break down resistance to Soviet concepts of how peace should be imposed. That would lake time, and there were impatient men in the world Communist movement. Meanwhile some attractive prospects for militant, aggressive communist action were emerging in the Middle East, in Africa, in Cuba. In 1S53, Khrushchev imposed a go-slow policy in the Middle East, at the expense of a strong Communist party in Iraq which all] Campaign officials re-doubled Gifts Division. Us total was but had that oil-rich nation in its efforts Tuesc j a y to push the I960 ; $611.32. The Area Gifts Divisio n United Fund Hits 58% of Goal Here grasp. It is likely this and other cau- Mrs. Starnes Dies Monday Mrs. Ray Starnes, 2100 College St., wife of the director of education at First Methodist Church, died Monday at 3:35 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. S'arnes, who had been ill two weeks, wns teacher of music at First Wf.rd School. The funeral, Wednesday at 11 a.m., .will be held at First Methodist Church where she was a member, (he hotly to lie there from 10 o'clock until the service hour. Officiating will be the pastor, the Rev. John Shuler; the Rev. Henry Mood, Paris District superintendent, and the R c v. James E. .Jones, also of First Methodist Church, Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home having charge of arrangements. Burial'Will be made in the cemetery' at Elgin, Mrs. Stamps' former home, after a service Thursday ai 10 aim. in First Methmlisl S«e STARNES Page 2, Col. 1 United Fund Campaign '. over the iOO per cent mark. Following an all-division report meeting Tuesday morning, the reported total was $43,803.07 or 58 per cent of the $74,850 goal. made an initial report of §142.25 Tuesday. Slightly less than two weeks remain in the month-long c a m~ paign. The, drive office will close on October 14 following a fourth all-division report meeting o n A total of $7,892.13 was reported 1 ,'„ , „ . , ,, by workers at Ihe report meeting I Tuosd8y - October 1L Tuesday. The next .all-divis i o n report is due at 10 a.m. Thursday morning in Ihe Texas. Power and Light, Company conference room. Campaign Chairman Bob .Watson urged workers to conti n u e working cards and making contacts with possible donors. Watson pointed out that the only way the campaign can be a success is by contacting donors. "Some workers have worked all Ihcir cards and even more, while some haven't worked any," he said. The Advance Gifts Division has 71 per cent of its $41,000 goal. The division added $2,370 to its previous figure, making the total $29,424. •:.'... The Special Gifts Division has a totnl 'of'$2,fi62 or 55 per cent of. ils $5,200 goal. The Employe Gifts Division boasts 44 per cent of its $24,000 and a lotal of $10,763.50. Nineteen per cent of a $,3,150 goal has been reported by th« General

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