The Paris News from Paris, Texas on October 7, 1960 · Page 1
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INDEX COMICS EDITORIALS CHURCHES , MARKETS .. 10 SPORTS K 8TV LOG U 9 WANT ADS J2 2WOMEN'S NEWS .... 4 SINCE JAN. 7, 7960 IN LAMAk COUNTY Traffic Death* 4 TraCfic Injuries ,,.. .4 3 91st YEAR. NO. 81 AP Leased Wire—Price 5c PARIS, TEXAS, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 7, 1960 FOURTEEN PAGES ESTABLISHED 1869 Dag Under Red Attack Faces Grave Crisis UN Chief Still Appears Serene, Calm Outwardly UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) —Dag Hammarskjold, confronted with the gravest crisis of his career, appears outwardly as serene and imperturbable as ever. He moves with the quiet assurance of a man who has made up his mind on what course to follow, and will stay with it because he is convinced that is what he must do. There is no doubt he was angered by Soviet Premier Khrushchev's attacks upon him—perhaps not so much by the language as the derisive, table-thumping gestures which accompanied it. But outwardly the U.N. secretary-general appears calm and unperturbed, rarely displaying the effect of the intense strain to which he is subjected daily. Each morning, sharply at !) a.m., his big blue Lincoln limousine drives up to the entrance of the 38-story U.N. secretariat building. At the wheel is William M. Ranallo, an American who is his personal aide. Hammarskjold rides up front with him. He is whisked up to his offices on the 38lh floor for a work day that stretches more often than not into the early hours of the next day. r VOLUNTEERS FIGHT TRUCK FIRE—-The Blossom Volunteer Fire Department, sporting a new fire truck, prevented five from a truck spreading to a nearby field Thursday afternoon three miles north of Blossom. The truck, loaded with boating equipment, was totally destroyed by fire of an unknown origin. The driver, traveling from Dallas to Texarkana, said he smelled smoke and stopped the truck, only to find it completely engulfed with flames. (Paris News Staff Photo) Local Kennedys, Nixons Split Vote The Kennedys in (he Paris telephone book outnumber the Nixons almost two to one. And the voles among them are split almost two to one —for Senator John Kennedy. Of the 10 Parisians bearing the names of Kennedy and Nixon and at home for the interviewer, five were for Kennedy and three were for Vice President Richard Nixon. Two are undecided, but seemed to lean toward the Senator. As one of them put it, "It's pretty close." Three of the Kennedys are going to vote for the man with the same name. Two of the Nixons have switched to the Senator. Their reasons ranged from, "I'm a Democrat and he's a Democrat," to "I think that he's the right man for the job. 1 Two Kennedys switched to the other man. One sa i d, "I've been a Democrat all along, but 1 wasn't last time. I feel we'd be better off w i th Nixon." "1 think conservative 1 y. The democratic platform is too far to the left for me," another stated. Then there was the Nixon who said, "Would you expect me to go against my name?" On the remainder of the ticket, the Paris phone book shows no Lodges but 51 Johnsons for you can see that would run into quite a telephone operation.—GARDNER COLLINS. Guest Heads C of C Again Jesse Guest was elected to his second consecutive (erm as president of Lamar County Chamber of Commerce in a meeting of the Board of Directors Friday morning in the Chamber conference room. George Serur will serve as vice prcsidenl, Lee Denton, Jr- treasurer, and Jim Oxford, Chamber manager. Scrur replaces C. R. Sikes and Denton takes the place of Eldon Ellis. Members of the new officer slate will serve a one-year term. Installation will be held Tuesday, October 25, at the Chamber's annual banquet at the Boys Club of Paris. Guesl, owner of Guest Paper Company, has previously served a three-year term on the Board and has been active in membership and the State and National Affairs Committee. Serur, owner of the Collegiate Shoppe, retired this year from a three-year term aus member of Ihe Board of Directors. He has long been active in retail mer- chant activities and membership campaigns for Ihe Chamber. Denlon, assistant manager of Gene Rodcn & Sons Funeral Home, is presently serving his second consecutive term as a Board member. He is co-chairman of the Convention and Good Will Committee. Oxford will complete his sixth year as Chamber manager December I. ' 2nd Debate Set Tonight WEATHER NORTHEAST TEXAS. — Cloudy through Saturday. Oc'casional light rain this afternoon and tonight. A few isolated showers Saturday. Slightly cooler. Low tonight 60 to 65. High Saturday 75 to 80. OKLAHOMA.—Generally fnir today and Saturday. LOCAL,—U.S. Weather Bureau information for the 24-hour period to 8 a.m. Friday, courtesy of Observer VV. J. Thomas: High temperature, 85. Low, G3. Overnight low, 63. Rainfall to date this year, •IB.s:! Inches. Rainfall to this date last year, 40.2-V inches. Humidity !)B pur- cent. Barometer 30.04 and steady. WASHINGTON (AP)—The Republican and Democratic Presidential rivals meel tonight in the second round of their televised debate, wilh indications it will be livelier lhan the first one. Both Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon were relaxing here today before the hour-long session scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Since they first met before the TV cameras and radio microphones on Sept. 26, both candidates have gotten down to more rough-and-tumble politicking than they did before the first round Sales Tax Plan Drive Launched DALLAS (AP)— A campaign for a broad-based retail sales lax was launched Thursday by a group of Texas business and civic leaders who feel the tax will help solve (he stale's financial problems. Tom Sealy, Midland lawyer and business man, was elected chairman of the group at a closed meel- ing atlended by about 200 persons. He is former chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas. B. F. Godfrey of Fort Worth sponsored (he resolution which the businessmen adopted overwhelmingly to recommend: "A broad-based retail sales tax to provide any additional revenue which may be necessary or Ihe proper conduct of the state go v- ernment." "We are opposed to the enactment of any form of net income tax or gross income tax on either individuals or businesses," it said. Businessmen thus set Ihe stage for a head-on battle with (he AFL- C10 leadership in the Legislature which next January begins grappling wilh the tough problem of where to find about §100 million a year more in tax income to finance Ihe state's growing needs. Unions recommend thai Ihe income lax be the source of additional revenue- which many critics called a kid- gloves affair. Some of the lougher lactics are expected to show up as the two square off in a television studio setting designed "to suggest a feeling of warmth and comfort." The candidate- will be questioned by a panel of four newsmen on both foreign and domestic issues. There will be no formal opening statements, as there were in the first debate. Replies to questions will be limited to 2Vi minutes. The debate will originate in the big NBC studio here and will be carried by Ihe three TV networks and four major radio networks. Kennedy will be on the left of the screen, Nixon on the right—as they were in (he first debate in Chicago. Between them will be Frank McGee, an NBC newsman who will be moderator. They will be sealed at a large desk wich curves outward like a widespread horseshoe arrangement. Nixon and Kennedy will step to nearby lecterns to answer questions. The lecterns will be covered by grass cloth, like that covering the curved wall in the background. The four newsmen who will question the candidates in turn will be seated at a long desk facing the standard bearers. The questioners will be Edward P. Morgan of ABC, Paul Niven of CBS, Alvin Spivak of United Press International and Hal Levy, Washington correspondent for the Long Island Newsday. UN Pushes to Critical ote on R-China Todav West Is Concerned On African Position UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly pushed toward a critical East- West showdown vote on Red China today amid rising Western concern over the position of new African nations who may hold the key to the outcome. has persuaded the Assembly to by-pass the issue. Today's vote is not actually on the question of admitting Communist China to the world organization. It is on whether to put this long and bitterly contested controversy Heralding a bitter struggle to be I on the Assembly's agenda for full- dress debate. For nine years, the United States has succeeded in persuading the Assembly to bypass the issue. The vote last year against putting the Chinese question on the agenda was 44-29, with 9 abstentions. But this year, 16 new nations— predominantly neutralist in atti tude—have entered the General Assembly. Khrushchev has been working on them, night and day, inside and outside the U. N. Until the past few days, Amen- can authorities felt certain their proposal had sufficient backing to get Ihe question tabled for another year. The new neutralist countries, however, now appear to be the big X-factor in the equation. Some African and Asian delegates expressed strong feelings over (he defeat of the neutralist resolution calling for personal talks between President Eisenhower and Khrushchev. There were assertions that the United States used "parliamentary trickery" to take the teeth out of the resolution and get it withdrawn. If this feeling is reflected in the voting today, the outcome could be close. Balloting is expected to start late this afternoon or early tonight. waged on the floor tonight, Nationalist China denounced the Red Peiping regime as the world's "greatest menace to international peace and security" and predicted its downfall in violent revolution. Nationalist Chinese Ambassador T. F. Tsiang leveled this charge in the general policy debate. Discussion of whether Red China's claim to membership should be taken up in full-dress debate resumes at an evening session and question of placing the matter on the assembly's agenda is approaching a weathervane vote. Worries of the Western Allies are centered about neutralist and African-Asian disappointment at the United States over U.S. maneuvers heading off a resolution seeking a U-S.-Soviet summit. Soviet Premier Khrushchev and his Communist bloc, quick to take advantage of this turn, are courting the Africans with attacks on the United States eyed to charges of discrimination against iN'egroes. Tsiang, anticipating the bitter discussion to follow, asserted Red Chna is dedicated to "bringing all Asia under Communist domination" and of extending "its nefarious activities beyond Asia to Africa and Latin America," in a drive for imperialist expansion. He said the Red regime had "spawned a gigantic system of terror and torture, surveillance and repression, the like of which the world has never known" and added: "Under such intolerable circumstances, it is not without reason that there is a boiling, seething and ultimately irrepressible mass of resentment among the suffering people. The day will surely come when they will rise in revolt against their repressers. M'e Chinese will yet see the day of national liberation." The imminent votJ is not on the question of admitting Red China to U.N. membership, but on the question whether to place a Soviet-backed resolution on the assembly's agenda for full debate. For nine years the United Slates Man Dies While Dog Is Treated TEXARKANA, Ark. fAP)-A 62-year-old retired businessman drove away from his home unaware that his wife had lied their pet Chihuahua dog lo Ihe bumper of the car. Hogan Clark dragged the dog several blocks Thursday before hearing its yelps. Clark rushed the dog to a veterinarian. While the pet was being examined, Clark suffered a fatal heart attack. Thr dog was nol injured seriously. JESSE GUEST . . .president GEORGE SERUR . . .vice president LEE DENTON, JR. . , .treasurer JIM OXFORD , . .manager U-Day Set For Lamar { United Fund leaders of Lamar County, disappointed by?! , 'results, of (he 1980 campaign to date, have mapped plans for? massive cleanup of pledge cards next Wednesday. if They have designated Wednesday as "U-Day" with' the5& slogan of "Have U Given?" ft The one-day production will rival anything ever held in 5? * Paris for United Fund work. ^ , Sirens will scream throughout the day, as ambulances, p police cars and other emergency vehicles pick up cards which i have been worked and those which haven't, Campaign Chair- $= man Bob Watson announced. ?< Chairman Watson, United Fund President Harold Hodges and| all Division Chairmen and Co-Chairmen will meet at 8 a.m.? Wednesday at the campaign office at 2nd and Lamar Avenue. | ^ Bach Division Chairman will be assigned a particular hour % ^ foi each of his Section Chairmen to be present at the cam-^ paign office and spend two hours each on the telephone. They 4 will call every man on their team and check on every out-|? ^ standing card. --J If trie cards haven't been worked, an ambulance, police || 'car or other siren-equipped vehicle will be dispatched imme- ijf diately with sirens wailing to pick up the uhworked cards, and J 'return them to the office where a team will work them im-<| i" mediately. ** Every hour and a half, a police car will pick up one of *•: v | the division . chairmen at the office and whisk them to the*^ "Plaza to change the paint level on the United Fund feather.^ „, Intensive 1 newspaper and radio publicity Is planned. Other|| i innovations are planned. 5* * With only one more report meeting remaining, the United jj| Fund drive has raised only 547,570, 63 per cent of the 574,850;! '' . . . Drive leaders agreed that the goal can be reached if li workers will use all the cards now in their hands. Many such^ cards have not been worked, and the drive is lagging. They, hope || the one-day shot next Wednesday will put the campaign over|| the top. >S FOUR-STATE FORAY Three Wanted in Highway Robbery Series Arrested YUMA, Ariz., l£) — T h r e e | men, wanted for a series of vicious highway robberies in four states, were arrested today by Arizona and California authorities. Elton Harold Hale, 43-year-old ex-convict from Arkansas, and his 17-year-old son, Robert, were picked up at Hule's home in Lancaster, Calif. CASTRO KEEPS MUM ON INVASION DEAL HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro's government today clamped secrecy on operations against a band of invaders who escaped to Ihe mountains after landing on the northeast tip of Cuba this week. A reliable source reporled that four separate invading groups totaling 200 men landed during the week. There was no confirmation of the report. The government admitted only one landing—an estimated 27 men —and said the leader was killed and two of the band captured. The others got away. A spokesman for Castro said Ihe prime minister regarded Ihe landing as "of very little importance" and was remaining in Havana to deliver a major address lo the nation on Monday. But it was rumored in Santiago that the prime minister's younger brother, Maj. Raul Castro, the armed forces minister, was personally commanding the hunt. A communique said three Amer- cans were among the 24 survivors of the landing who made for the mountains after hitting the shore. The hunt centered in the rugged hill country on the north shore of Orfenle Province. It was in Oriente that Cnstro launched his revolution to topple Fulgcncio Batisla. Government • controlled Havana newspapers and radio stations Bank Calls Issued Today WASHINGTON (AP) - The comptroller of the currency foday issued n call for a statement of the condition of all national banks at the close of business Oct. 3, I960. AUSTIN (AP)—The Stale Banking Commissioner today issued a stntc hank call as of 'he close of business Ocl, 3. played up the landing and stressed the communique's allegation that the invasion band had official U.S. support. Th stage apparently was being set for Castro to deliver another attack on the United States and President Eisenhower's administration when he speaks on Monday. There was also the possibility of reverberations in the United Nations. Sheriff deputies in Yuma later arrested LeRoy Coates, 27, of Yuma and E. J. Minor, 31, home town unknown. Neither man was armed nor offered any resistance. The three men are believed to be responsible for a number of robberies of motorists and as- saul[.s on women in California, Texas, Arizona and Arkansas- Hale said he had served 10 years for rustling and two years for burglary in the Arkansas penitentiary. He has been charged in Texas with highway robbery and rape. Authorities said Elton Harold Hale, 43, and two men still at large are believed responsible for robberies of motorists and assaults on women in California, Texas, Arizona and Arkansas. Hair told officers a fourth man had participated in the California holdups. "He admits he was the leader and says the jobs were his idea, th,at they were done in his car, and he had the gun." said Sheriff's Sgt. Bobbie Hill. Also, Hill said, Hale admitted it was he who wore a policeman'* cap L. robberies of four cars near El Paso, Tex., Wednesday morning. The bandits chained their victums and took $10,000. Booked on suspicion of kidnap- ing, robbery, rape and sex perversion, Hale denied committing any sex offenses. Sheriff's Sgt. D. E. Ellsworth said Hale had admitted being a member of the highway gang and quoted him as saying: "I've robbed and stolen, but I've never killed anyone." Arrested with him 35 miles northeast of Los Angeles was his son, Robert, 17, who said Hale had picked him up Thursday night in Yuma, Ariz. The boy said he had been living there with an uncle since last month. Robert, one of six Hale children/was held for juvenile authorities. The father told officers he had served 10 years for rustling. and two years for burglary in the Arkansas Stale Penitentiary. He has been charged in Texas with highway robbery and rape. Red River Valley Rambler Cooper Keeps Busy Pace, Tries to Forget Weather COOPER — The curbslone conversations in Cooper, we learned in an afternoon here, most likely revolve arou n d the weather, the cotton crop, the Cooper Dam and Sheriff T. L. Hopkins' latest bootleg capture. Doing business as usual, this busy Delta County town was trying to forget the weather. The rains which came early Wednesday have slowed the cot Ion crop again. And to make things worse, the col- ton crop isn't the best in the world. ''We're trying lo get out half a cotton crop between rains," offered County Attorney Cameron McKinney, the Law South of Snip h u r River. As in the case in most areas, however, we found the cotton good in some spots while nol so good in others. Thcl Garrison at First National Bank c o n f i rmed this for us. "There's some real good col- ton in Delta County," he ex- plained. "Just not enough of it. . ." GARTH YEAGLR over at Antioch has 80 acres of good cotton (hat might make 100 bales. J. P. Roland at Lake Creek has a good looking crop. Likewise, R. L. Hamm near Cooper. Garrison says Delta guesses on the cotton crop are ranging from 8,000 to 15,000 bales. Wilh more than 4,000 bales already out, he's inclined lo believe it'll go up around 12,000. The Wednesday rain will slow the picking. Some areas of Delta County weren't as heavily soaked, however. Will Smith, two miles south of Cooper, escaped (he big deluge and had his pickers back in the fields Wednesday afternoon. . . THE GINS WERE idle along route we traveled, however, and the middles were full of wilier. Transient pickers were either at home, or making a trip lo town. . . THERE'S NOT MUCH new on the Cooper Dam. and Reservoir. At least, (he Cooper folks shrug Iheir shoulders when they talk about it. They say information is hard to come by on Ihe project. Conflicting informal i o n is out. It now appears that a lengthy wait is ahead, hosv- ever, before Cooper, Commerce and Sulphur Springs contract for water in the Reservoir. The price of the water storage is too high, some contend. Others want to go ahead with it. And so it goes. . . SHERIFF T. L. HOPKINS had just finished a busy ,/eck of rounding up Jiquor violators and burglars, of which Delta County doesn't have many. The clamp is on, and stays on, for crime in Delta County. The Sheriff and County Attorney Cameron McK i n n ey collaborate in keeping w.h a t See RAMBLER, Page 2, Col. 1

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