Wilmington News-Journal from Wilmington, Ohio on February 12, 1962 · Page 1
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Wilmington, Ohio
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Monday, February 12, 1962
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The Weather Occasional light snow tonight, low tonight in 20 s. Mostly cloudy Tuesday little temperature change. W ilmington N ews -J ournal One Hundred Twenty-Fourth Year, No. 100 FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE NEWSSERVICE Wilmington, Ohio, Monday, February 12, 1962 24 Pages — Two Sections EVERYBODY'S MARKET PLACE Read the News-Jotimal Classified Ada Price Seven Cents Lincoln's Great-Granddaughter Plans No Special Celebration MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP)—The mistress of “Hildenc” planned “nothing special” today as millions of other Americans remembered the 153rd anniversary of the birth of her great-grandfather. U2 Spy Pilot To Be Grilled By I). S. Experts What Really Happened When Powers Downed Deep Inside Soviet? WASHINGTON (AP) — American U2 spy pilot Francis Gary Powers faces detailed grilling from U.S. intelligence agents. Among questions awaiting the flier, free after 21 months, in a FRANCIS GARY POWERS Soviet prison, are: What really happened the morning of May 1 , 1960, when he was downed deep inside the Soviet Union? How much did he tell the Russians about his mission? Preliminary questioning presumably began shortly after the 32 year-old pilot crossed a Berlin bridge into American hands Saturday in a two-for-one trade for Soviet spy Rudolf I. Abel. Official sources are not saying Powers is in military or government custody, but ever since he crossed a white line where Communist East Germany ends and West Berlin begins, a carefully contrived secrecy has cloaked his movements. All the White House would say in a briet announcement Sunday was that Powers was home again and that he had been reunited with members of his family. In a far-flung game of hide-and- seek dogged newsmen tried to find out for themselves where Powers and his wife, Barbara, were holding their reunion. Various leads pointed to Maryland’s Eastern Shore, but the exact meeting place could not be pinned down. The White House declined to say what family members Powers saw but presumably he met also with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver W. Powers, oi Norton Va. The Central Intelligence Agency was believed to be setting up a board of inquiry to look fully into the Powers case. CIA Director John A. McCone will determine the board’s composition. Another figure in the unprecedented exchange arrived home Sunday. James Britt Donovan, the New York lawyer who defended Abel in his 1957 espionage trial and then negotiated his deportation in a trade for Powers and student Frederic Pryor, brought word still another American imprisoned in the Soviet Union may win his freedom. Marvin W. Makinen, 22 , a student from Ashburnham, Mass., is serving an eight-year sentence in Kiev espionage charges. Paris Riot Force Girds for Clash PARIS (AP) — Thirty thousand police and riot forces stood by in the Paris region today as worried government officials girded for possible street clashes and other violence. Security forces were concentrated to counter a banned demonstration scheduled for late afternoon on the vast Place de la Republique in eastern Paris. The French Socialist party called for a “peaceful but energetic” demonstration against the right-wing Secret Army Organization and against police repression of demonstrations last Thursday which left eight dead and hundreds injured. Mary Lincoln Beckwith, 63, says she is proud to be a member of the distinguished Lincoln family but thinks it’s illogical to “play something for a relative who was dead before you were born.” Since 1938 she has operated the 1 , 000 -acre dairy farm built by her grandfather, Robert Todd Lincoln, only son of the 16th president to reach maturity. Her neighbors say Miss Beckwith doesn’t much care about her distinguished ancestry. “It always provokes me,” she said, “when people stare and say: There's Lincoln’s great-granddaughter ’ It’s just my luck he was related to me.” Her farm was built at the turn of the century, 30-odd years after Robert Lincoln first visited this southwestern Vermont town with his mother, Mary Todd Lincoln, while he was a Harvard undergraduate. Her cousin, Lincoln Isham, 68 , lives in nearby Dorset where he works on his collection of Lincoln- lana, much of which has been donated to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Her brother, Lincoln Beckwith, operates a farm in Virginia, None of the three Lincoln descendants has children. Their great-grandfather was said to have visited Springfield, Vt. during his first term. Stephen Douglas, the famed “Little Giant” with whom Lincoln engaged in the memorable series of debates, was a native of Brandon, Vt., and a graduate of Brandon Academy. Abe carried Vermont handily against native son Douglas, win- e . Woodside of the State Superior ning the state by 25,000 votes in Court would run for governor and the 1860 election. , Rep. James E. Van Zandt would Today w as a legal holiday for ; oppose Sen, Joseph S. Clark, a CIOUDBURSTS HIT CAUFORHIA Ike Says Don't Run 'Old Men' Ex-President Prefers Backing Youngsters WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower is reported to have told Republicans he has no intention of campaigning for “old men” in this year’s elections. Eisenhower, who is 71, was represented as pressing party members to work for the nomination of young candidates for governor and Senate and House seats. Some confidantes quoted him as saying he wanted no “gray-haired old men” running on the GOP ticket if it could be helped. This serve-the-youth movement apparently led the former president into some difficulties in his adopted state of Pennsylvania. He convinced Sen. Hugh Scott in a telephone conversation that Scott ought to make himself available for the party nomination for governor. Scott reported that Eisenhower said he could support actively a ticket on which Scott was a member but could not campaign for a ticket on which Judge Robert state employes and most banks in Vermont remained closed. But for Mary Lincoln Beckwith, indifferent, but proud of her ancestor, It was just another work day. PRISONER TRADED — Convicted spy Rudolf Abel was exchanged by the U. S. for Francis Gary Powers, US pilot. It was the first time since his capture that the Russians had admitted any interest In Abel although the U. S. considered him one of the top Soviet espionage agents. Sabinans Pass Consolidation Resolution A resolution extending an Invitation to residents of the Simon Kenton school district to consolidate with the Sabina school system was adopted Thursday night by the (Jitizens Committee, a group representing Sabina school district residents. Should this proposal be rejected, an open invitation would be extended to residents of the former Reesville-Richland school district to consolidate with Sabina. Democra* for the Senate seat. Somehow the word got out that Eisenhower considered this a “miserable ticket,” What was reported was that Eisenhower said privately that he thought the Woodside-Van Zandt ticket too old. Woodside is 57; Scott is 61 but looks younger. Subsequently Eisenhower felt constrained to say in a telegram to Van Zandt, who is 63, that what he had said was not “in any way intended as personally derogatory to you.” on Highway Kill Is Average COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —It was an average weekend on Ohio’s highways—17 persons were killed. The toll was down considerably from last weekend’s near record, but it still equalled the average piled up so far this year over seven weekends. Glenn Preps For Big Flight Astronaut's Orbit Set for Wednesday CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) —Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. climbs into his space suit today for what he hopes will be his last make-believe trip around the world before the real thing on Wednesday. As the Marine lieutenant colonel suited up for a full 4-hour and 50-minute run through his triple orbit flight, space officials huddled over weather charts and studied reports of wave conditions across the Atlantic Ocean. With the towering Atlas missile and its complex Mercury spacecraft reported in go-condition for the flight, clouds and waves appear to be the only thing that could stand between Glenn and his oft-postponed rendezvous with the stars. Clouds over Cape Canaveral could force another postponement, as they did on Jan. 27 just 20 minutes before takeoff. Heavy seas in the key recovery areas off Bermuda also could cause a scrub. Friendly and unruffled as always, Glenn showed no signs of strain from the long delays when he attended Sunday services at the Riverside Presbyterian Church in nearby Cocoa Beach. He had a happy reunion with his hometown barber, Harry Mock of New Concord, Ohio, who interrupted a vacation in Fort Lauderdale to visit hii long-time customer. :'Fob. lU - 6t30 P.M. ‘ 2 löaßwo t/EW ViEh/Nh Pcb. lii - 8 ;30 P.«, 3 pX.-xco loûfiua SABm hiAMEïSBilKi ?Qb. 21 « ñiOO PAU TÎWT a Û Fob, 17 - ?tOO PAU kih placo lommo nAHTify^\/iu£ lart place loagxio Fob, 111 -.7:30 P.] CLARKSViL Fobt 17 ÖK-O PAU Feb, 21 7ïOO P.M. Fob, T 100 / HOW THEY DREW—Nine Ointon County high ichool coaches and their team captains assembled in the foyer of the courthouse today to pull little white pills out of a box. 'The above diagram is the resulting bracket for the annual basketball tournament which will start Wednesday night at Xenia Central Fieldhouse. Three games are scheduled during the first night, with the doors opening at 5:45 p. m. for holders of season tickets and comps. Doors open at 6 p. m. for general admission. On the following nights, doors will open at 6 and 6:15 p. m. respectively. Winner and second place team will participate in the Dayton District Class A tournament. Khrushchev Proposes 18 Nations Gather Soon for Summit Conference WASHINGTON (AP) — Soviet Premier Khrushdhev has proposed an 18-nation summit conference on disarmament to meet in Geneva in little more than a month. The West seemed certain to turn down the proposal, though a later summit session seems a definite possibility. The Soviet news agency Tass announcea Khrushchev’s plan today The proposal was contained in a letter to President Kennedy delivered at the State Department Sunday morning. In the letter Khrushchev proposed that the 18-nation disarmament conference—scheduled to begin March 14 in Geneva—start work at the summit level. It was understood that the session would be confined to the single subject of disarmament, based on a set of principles agreed to by the United States and the Soviet Union at the United Nations last September. What stand the United States and its allies, and perhaps a num- Student Freed By Reds Asks To Be Ignored ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)— “There is an opportunity to make a lot of cheap propaganda slamming East Germany—don’t do it in my case,” said Frederic L. Pryor, 28, Sunday on his return home after his release from a Soviet prison. “After tomorrow, forget me,” he said. His graying mother, Mrs. Millard H Pryor, beamed, “This is what I have been waiting for.” She had been waiting five and a half months. The scene was nearby Willow Run Airport with a New York- Detroit airliner a backdrop. Less than 48 hours earlier Frederic had been released by East German Communists who had picked him up as an espionage suspect in East Berlin last Aug. 25. His mother and father, who learned of his detention three weeks afterward, had spent most of their time since in Berlin. U.S. Congress To Be Quiet This Week WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress shunts aside most of its legislative business this week to give its Republican members a chance to go home and mend their political fences while eulogizing Abraham Lincoln. “No business” was the order of the week in both the Senate and the House, although several committees on both sides of the Capitol planned to hold hearings. Routine floor sessions were scheduled for Monday and Thursday in both chambers. Several controversial proposals are ready for tests when Congress returns to work next Monday. One of them is President Kennedy’s reorganization plan to create a Cabinet-status department of urban affairs and housing headed by Robert C. Weaver, a Negro. The plan becomes effective at the end of March unless either the Senate or the House rejects it. Also ready for House debate are bills to increase the national debt limit and to provide for a program of manpower retraining for displaced workers. With the debt nearing the current $298- billion limit, the House Ways and Means Committee last week approved an administration request for a $2-bilIion increase in the ceiling to $300 billion. her of non-aligned countries, will take in response to the Khrushchev proposal will be determined in urgent consultations expected to begin immediately. The White House and State Department declined any immediate comment as word of the reported new Khrushchev maneuver quickly circulated through the capital. There appeared to be no likelihood whatever that Kennedy would agree to a meeting with Khrushchev and other government chiefs at the outset of the March 14 talks. The President often has said there must he adequate advance preparations for a summit conference. He told a recent news conference he did not think a meeting with Khru.shchev would be advisable under present conditions. However, if the Geneva disarmament group can make progress toward translating general principles of disarmament into concrete programs of action, there is reason to believe Kennedy might be willing to go to a summit meeting at a late stage of the negotiations. The Geneva group is to report to the United is’ations June 1. The new Soviet proposition reportedly was delivered when Mikhail N. Smirnovsky, ranking offi­ cial at the Soviet Embassy, met Sunday morning with Secretary of State Dean Rusk at the State Department Smirnovsky reportedly gave Rusk a seven-page letter from Khrushchev addressed to Kennedy. Rusk immediately got in touch with the President, who was spending the weekend at .Middleburg, Va Late in the afternoon Rusk called in the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Canada. The Khrushchev letter is said to have been sent in reply to a proposal which Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan made to him last Thursday. It called for the Geneva meeting to be opened by foreign ministers of the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union, Bob Kennedy Now Visiting Indonesia JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy arrived in Indonesia today for a six-day visit. Before his arrival soldiers scratched off anti- American slogans crudely painted along his route into the capital. The airliner that brought Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, touched down at the Jakarta airport three hours late Indonesian Atty Gen. Gunawan who had invited Kennedy to visit the Socialist island and they used their unexpected stopover there for a fast sightseeing drive about the British Commonwealth island. Indonesian youths painted signs saying “Kennedy go home” and “United States no, Indonesia yes” on walls and buildings. They also handed out posters and leaflets. Told of the signs during his stop at Singapore, Kennedy said smilingly, “I’ve seen them before.” ^ . I Indonesians were annoyed be- repubhc, led the welcoming party, cause the United States permitted Kennedy and his wife had flown from Houg Kong to Singapore, chartered Dutch airliners with uniformed troops aboard to refuel on U.S. territory en route to West New Guinea. Last week students stoned the U.S. embassy here in protest. The United States has banned such flights but commercial Dutch airliners carrying troops in civilian clothes can still land on U.S. territory. Kennedy will have several meetings with President Sukarno --whom he has met before—and other government officials, including anti-Communist Gen. Abdul Haris Nasution, the national security minister. On the eve of Kennedy’s arrival the Indonesian army sent 10,000 jungle fighters to eastern in -1 donesia, apparently to start iniil tration of West New Guinea. The United States favors nego- 44 • * tiations between Indonesia and ^^Otorist DlSCOVCrt Here's Timetable For Balloon Moon , WASHINGTON (AP) - The ! schedule of visible passes of the Echo I satellite over Ohio this week: Feb. 12—8:40 p m., south, 82 degrees above the horizon, moving southeast I Feb. 13—7:52 p.m., north, 83 de- I grees, SE I Feb. 14—7:05 p.m., north, 72 degrees, SE: 9:11 p.m., south, 46 degrees, SE. Feb. 15—8:23 p m., south, 64 degrees, SE. Feb. 16—7:35 p.m., south, 81 degrees, SE. Feb. 17—6:47 p.m., north, 83 degrees, SE. 8:55 p.m., south, 29 degrees, SE, Feb. 18—8:06 p.m., south, 45 degrees, SE. the Netherlands in hopes of reaching a settleinent. Kennedy was carrying a letter from his brother, the President, to Sukanio but the contents were not made public. This is Kennedy’s fourth major stop on his trip. After Japan, he had an unexpectedly prolonged stay in Formosa before continuing on to Hong Kong where he had planned a weekend rest. 2 Downtown Fires Battled In Circleviile CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Fire struck in downtown Circle­ viile early today for the second lime in 24 hours, heavily damaging the Eagles Home on Mam Street. The site is one block west of the business building in which three establishments were burned out early Sunday. Fire Chief Taimer Wise said the blaze in the old two-story brick Eagles Home burned mostly within the walls, but that most of the loss, which he estimat/d at $20,0(X), was caused by smoke and water. A gas fire that had been left turned on high in the basement was blamed. Fire of unknown origin de- ; stroyed a nearly 100 -year - old ' frame building m the dawmtown ■ area here Sunday, causing an estimated loss of $50,000. I Ralph Ward, owner of the building and operator of an upholstry shop in the center section of the two-story structure, suffered a mild heart attack during the blaze. Ward, in his 60s. lived next door to the destroyed build- | ing. Firemen from Circleviile, Ash- .lUe and Williamsport battled the blaze for two hours before brmg- , ing It under control. ! Los Angeles Area Suffers New Misery Sixth Day of Defugo Brings Flash Floods; 20 Lives Are Claimed LOS ANGELES (AP)—Southern California’.s sixth day of saturt* tion started spectacularly today as cloudbursts opened up on parti of the Los Angeles area, creating lakes up to seven feet deep. There were flash floods in tha Hollywood Hills and a house at 2934 Beachwood Dr. was t(xn loose from its foundation and pushed inlo the street. Storm drain covers were popping open from excessive pressure in many parts of the city. A woman at 6456 Deep DeR Place in the Hollywood Hills reported water was rushing througll her living room. At the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway early this morning tiie water was seven feet deep. It was four feet deep on Vermont Avenue between 88 th and 90th streets in Ix>s Angeles. It was over the rooftops of automobiles at some other points. The police flood control offici .said all major streets in the Hollywood area were awash. More than 20 deaths had been attributed to the storm—one of the heaviest in the area’s hi.story —before today’s violent downpours. Nearly eight inches of ram had fallen in Los Angeles since U m storm started last Wednesday. Two children died Sunday under tons of mud and three persons were presumed drowned in rampaging currents. Another boy drowned Thursday and a woman was crushed by a tree that had been undermined by rain. Police blamed 15 traffic deathi on the storm. Dams overflowed over thn weekend sending water into somn homes and imprisoning other residents on isolated knolls. Scores of major intersections wcrs closed. Residents in Fontana, east sf Los Angeles, reported a damaging twister kicked up by winds accompanying the rain. .More than seven inches of raia had fallen in Ixis Angeles. More than 20 inches fell at Juncal Dam in Santa Barbara County and several mountain areas reported 14 inches. Season rainfall totals were running five inches above normal in the Los Angeles area, the first time they have been above normal in several years. Dennis Ray Milne, f, apparently died in his sleep when tumbling hillside muck burst ints his bedroom in suburban Monterey Park 15,000 Peruvians Hear Billy Graham LIMA, Peru (AP)—Billy Graham preached to 15,000 Peruvians in a bull ring Sunday night and afterward hundreds came forward in answer to his call te make “decisions for Christ.” The .American e*^angelist referred to the current Peruvian election campaign and said he had sensed some of the Latin American enthusiasm for politics. “Why not give the same enthusiasm to a renewal of faith ui Christ?” he asked. “.No one knows when Christ will return, but one thing is sure: The last word on this world will be spoken by Christ and not man.” Ho Is Driving 2 Cars COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) —A motorist drove into a garage outside Odense and complained , , . . . on w* j his car wouldn’t go as fast as John L. Lewis oZ Toooy usual. WASHINGTON (AP) - John L. The attendant found another car ' Lewis, once the nation’s top labor hanging on to the rear bumper, union leader, celebrated his 82nd It had caught on when the motor- birthday today. He retired two ist maneuvered out of a parking years ago as president of the space two miles away. | Lmted Mme Workers. Rockefellsr Denies He Swings fo Right NEW YORK (AP)—Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller says he is not “swinging to the nght.” The potential Republican presidential candidate in 1964 was asked on a nationwide television program Sunday night if he was becoming more conservativ# ie his politics. “Not us the slightest,” 1 m snapped. Earlier, he had conceded that he might have been passed over as the GOP’s 1960 presidential nominee because bo was *ion UberaL”

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