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CUBAN RAIDERS RETURN — Members of the Cuban exile group that staged the daring two- boat raid on Havana and shelled a surburban Havana hotel are greeted on their return to Miami, by flag-waving exiles. Juan Manuel Salvatf center) was the leader of the raiding party. (AP Wire- photo). SOX 6066 49 American Press FINAL EDlTlOtt LAKE CHABLE3, LA.. MONDAY. AUQOST 27, mi ]8 PAO ES NUMBER Mm MARINER HEADING ON WRONG COURSE Breaking of Neutrality Act Feared in Attack on Havana By BARRY SCHWEID WASHINGTON (AP)-The gov-j ernmenl pressed an invesligation j today to determine if the shelling! of Havana violated the U.S. ncu- j trality acl. The Slale Department already j has pinned on a Miami-based j exiled Cuban students group the' responsibility for Friday night's attack, but has not said whether the raiders sailed from this country. The neutrality law prohibits launching from U.S. soil armed attacks on countries not at war with the United States. The Jus-, lice Department is trying to find! out if prosecutions under this law | arc called for. In a Miami news conference; Sunday. Juan Manuel Salval.i leader nf the students group, de- i clincd to say where the ships used in the off-shore shelling of Mira-; mar suburb were based. But, he i declared, "I don't feel we have violated any law of any country." In holding the Students Revolutionary Directorale responsible for the sortie the State Department warned Saturday that "any repetition of such action by any group could involve the provisions of the Neutrality Acl." A spokesman Man Talked Down From High Perch | HOUSTON <Spl.) — A former West Lake, La., man was "talked down" from his 150-foot high perch on a television tower i here Sunday night after he had j threatened to jump. ! He was identified as Cecil John-i son, 21, who recently moved to! Houston from West Lake. His wife collapsed as the man reached Ihe ground. She had to bi> carried from the scene. ! A relative told police that Johnson was beset with family prob-: loins, lie climbed the tower of, television station KTRK. Witness-1 PS said that at one lime, before police arrived, (he man was about 200 feel up the tower. His brother-in-law, David Varn- elt, said Johnson called him and said he would climb the tower and jump. Varnett and his mother told police Johnson and his, 19- year-old wife have been separated and Johnson has been seeking a reconciliation. Mrs. Johnson came to the tow- j er and attempted to reassure her' husband as police tried to coax! him from his perch. ' said the government had no advance knowledge of the attack. While U.S. officials personally have some sympathy for exiled Cubans, they take the view that such hit-and-run attacks only serve to feed Prime Minister Fidel Castro's claim that he needs Communist arms to build up his defenses. These officials point out that it is virtually impossible to keep a watch on every nook and cranny of the southeastern coastline of the United Stales. Airports and smaller landing fields are under constant surveillance, they said. Salvat said he and 22 other men ranging in age from 19 to 23 used a PT bonl and a :tl-foot cruiser in the raid. More than 60 shots 1 were fired at Miramar during the seven-minute attack and a hotel I headquarters of Soviet bloc tech' nicians was damaged. 1 "We did it as Cubans seeking '• freedom for our homeland," he I said. "We did it to show Demo| cralic republics the world over jthat we mean business. ! "I feel that if the Communists Jin Cuba are entitled to the sup- jport of the Soviet Union, the j Cuban democratic movement too ! is entitled to support of the demo- jcratic republics of the world." | He named 12 men as on the i raiding party with him and with! held the names of 11 others to i protect their families, still in j Cuba. ! The U.S. Coast Guard, under Orleans to Decide Steps Orleans Police j Arrest Five in j Raid at Club ! NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Of-' ficers arrested five persons today i in a Canal Street nightclub, the latest arrests in a city campaign against vice. An undercover agent for the district attorney's office booked Joseph Nuccio, 34, for maintaining a place of prostitution, pandering! and allowing B-drinking on the premises; and four women on charges ranging from soliciting I'nr prostitution to soliciting for B-drinks. The arrests were made at the; Brass Rail, NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish School Board meets tonight to decide future steps in school desegregation after gaining preliminary approval of its first desegregation plan. The board said Saturday U.S. Disl. Judge Frank R. Ellis and Negro plaintiffs in the years-long issue had agreed to its Irnnsition- ary program for the 1962-63 school year. Under the plan, (he boarfl would admit 127 Negroes to the first three grades of 21 desegregated public schools on Sept. 6. Last year, 12 Negroes attended six formerly all-white schools under a token program started in November, 1960, under federal court orders. The board also said it asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a re-hearing of its Aug. 6 desegregation order, which went beyond earlier orders by Judge Ellis and the board's plan adopted last Monday. Approval of the appellate court is necessary before the transition- ary plan can go inln effect. It was asked to modify its order and lo approve Ihe board's plan, and to give it lime to work out an acceptable program for the 1964 school year. Last spring, 233 Negroes applied for admission to formerly all-while schools. Of these, 115 were declared eligible for admission and most of the others were lefl pending. There are three major differences between (lie board's desegregation proposal and the appeals court's directive: 1. The appellate court ordered transfers perm ill ed for Negroes in second and third grades during Ihe 1SW2-63 school year. Under the board's plan, the only desegregated Negroes in those grades would be the 12 already attending formerly all-while schools. 2. The court said none of these 12, nor the 233 who applied Iz-.sl spring, could be re-segregated without their permission. The board said the 12 could transfer after three formerly all-white schools are made Negro schools next month, but did not offer the opportunity to 116 who applied to first grade of the three schools. 3. The court called for elimination of bi-racial school districts in Ihe first two grades in September, 1963, (he first five grades Ihe next September, and one higher grade each year thereafter. The board plans elimination of bi-racial districts starling with the first two grades in September, 1963, and continuing with one higher grade thereafter. Slate Department orders, impounded at Marathon, Fla.. two private boats apparently used in the shelling. : In a puzzling aftermath of the I raid there, was an unexplained j interruption Sunday in normal | telephone and cable communica- | lions between the United States and Cuba. An American Telephone & Telegraph Co. spokesman said no explanation was offered for the break in communications. "They (the Cubans) just weren't answering," he said. After inspecting damage Inflicted by the raiders, Castro said in a formal statement: "We hold the United Stales government responsible." The Communist newspaper Hoy, in a front-page editorial, brushed aside the U.S. government's disclaimer of responsibility. Washington is notorious, Hoy said, for its "connivance with counterrevolutionaries. Without the cooperation of (U.S.) authorities the raid could not succeed." Integration Carried Out At Pensacola PKNSACOLA, Fla. (APi-Ne- . gru pupils entered nine previously while Escambia County public schools today. The desegregation was done quietly and no incidents iwere reported. | Twenty-one Negroes went into the schools in the first such move in northwest Florida. There were virtually no spectators on hand at the schools, which are scattered throughout the city and county. One Negro scheduled to enter i N. B. Cook Elementary School in | northeast Pensacola, Alver J. i Nichols, did not show up. School ; officials said there was no indica- IIion why. His parents could not be reached for comment. Four—the most of any school- arrived at Pensacola I'igh School without incident. I The move was voluntary, jump- i ing the gun on a court order which gave the county until next year to integrate its schools. > A court order issued last month i decreed that at least two grades | be integrated, and at least one igrade each year thereafter. Escambia is the sixth Florida j county to desegregate schools. Cameron Boat Is Recovered In Arkansas A 32-foot cabin cruiser stolen from a Cameron dock about one month ago is being returned, by water, today, according to Leon Anderson of West Lake, after the boat was recovered Friday neat- Arkansas City, Ark, Harold Wilson Hopwood, 46, of El Paso, Texas, is being held by the FBI in Pulaski county, Ark., jail for the theft of the boat and a truck at El Paso. The FBI said Hopwood was camped on the bank of the Mississippi River with the cabin c r u i s e r in his possession i when arrested Friday near Arkansas Cily. The FBI said Hopwood was sought under a warrant charging him with fleeing Texas to avoid prosecution for theft of the i truck. j The cruiser was taken from the | Gulf Oil company docks in Cam- I eron between July 26 and August i Hopwood had been living on a I smaller boat in Cameron and was i accompanied by a woman and a j small child. All three are believed ! to have left the area at about the same lime the cruiser was stolen. ^ Theft charges had been filed in : Cameron against Hopwood. Russians Veto Unpoliced Ban On A-Tests GENEVA (API-Britain and the United States today proposed a treaty for an unpoliced ban on nuclear tests in the atmosphere, under water and in outer space —and the Soviet Union immediately turned a cold shoulder on the idea. The Western powers proposed to continue working for a treaty to ban tests in all environments — but with provisions for international on-site inspection of suspicious tremors which might indicate underground tests. Less than two hours after the West offered the partial ban at Ihe 17-nation disarmament conference, Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily V. Kuznetsov turned thumbs down. Kuznetsov told the meeting he would study the Western draft treaty for a partial ban excluding i underground tests. But his subsequent remarks left no doubt his government would reject it. U.S. Ambassador Arthur H. Dean presented the Western pro- j posal at the 7th session of the 17- nalion disarmament conference. Dean also put before the con- jference a second British-Ameri- jcan draft treaty to ban tests in i all environments for all lime. j Dean said that this draft includes ideas expressed by the j neutralist delegations at the Gc- I neva conference and takes ac- i count of improved western meth- | ods of delecting underground explosions. But he stressed it also provides for international inspection on the site of a suspicious earth tremor, a provision that assured in advance its rejection by the Russians. He said the United States and Britain, while still preferring a comprehensive treaty including a ban on underground nuclear explosions, were offering the partial ban in the belief that it would represent "a substantial positive gain for society." ,' Kuznetsov was quoted by West| em conference sources as saying j the Western proposal for a part! ing ban was "a stimulus to nu- ! clear war." i The Soviet delegate insisted that any treaty banning atomic explosions must include underground nuclear tests. 'WEATHER FORECAST Partly cloudy with scattered, mostly daytime, showers and t h u n d e r s h o wers through Tuesday, Winds mostly northeasterly a-18 m.p.h. High today 89. I»w tonight 72. High Tuesday 89. Season's First Storm Going Up Atlantic Coast i ! MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -The Weather Bureau said today the tropical depression in the Atlantic has expanded into tropical storm Alma, the first of the season: ; The bureau issued this adviso- ,ry: : The tropical depression in the Atlantic has continued to intensify i slowly and has now reached trop; ical storm force. i At 1:30 p.m. (EST) the center of lowest pressure was located inear latitude 31.2 north, longitude 78.4 west, or about 195 statute miles east northeast of Jacksonville. It is moving toward the .north northeast at 12 miles an ; hour. i Highest winds are reported by ships as about 45 miles an hour j in squalls just east of the center. Winds of 30 to 40 miles an hour 'extended outward 200 miles from the center, mostly in the eastern semicircle. j Further slow intensification is expected as the storm moves toward the north northeast at about i 12 miles an hour during the next 112 to 18 hours. Small craft warnings a:,» dis- I played from Manteo, N. C., to Jacksonville. Scientists Hope To Correct Craft By Remote Signal By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - An off-courst Manner 2 spacecraft rocketed into space today on an intended 109-day trip to explore the planet Venus. Despite a severe trajectory error, scientists were hopeful i they could correct most of it by remote signals to an ' onboard motor. Improper rocket performance released the 447- pound spacecraft on a course that, if followed, would cause it to rniss Venus by not more than 600,000 miles when the two make their | closest approach Dec. 14. This is far from the 10,000-mile- \ distant fly-by that the National! Aeronautics and Space Adminis-j tration had planned. ! Just how much the spacecraft : can be commanded back to a Venus rendezvous course will not [ be known until more precise trac-i ing information is available. This! ri nvK ra , if ,.«, may be several days. j u ,^ ', a f ' A ? ~ Jack James, Mariner manager \ c ™*™ °. B *? and Bet -. for NASA's jet propulsion labora-1 dled ! n a flre ll ' at des troyed , lory, said the on-board motor has " cw . hom « in . thls Fresno suburb the capability of making a 500,-if" nday des ?'^ vailant rescue 000 mile correction depending on j tnes by the father and nei ghbors. the position of the spacecraft. i One teen-age neighbor smashed j This would mean Mariner 21 through a window into the blazing could be jockeyed onto a path to home and, with hands slashed by pass within 100,000 miles of Venus! broken glass, handed out four of ; —too great a range for its sensi- the children. But they apparently live instruments to do much prob- were dead at the time. Six Children Die in Flames In California . S1X New Soviet Nuclear Test Is Detected i UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) - A , new Soviet nuclear test in the I atmosphere above the Novaya i Zemlya region was registered to- I day at the Seismologic Institution at Uppsala University. ; Swedish scientists estimated the j blast power at about 14 megatons, I or the equivalent of 14 million 'tons of TNT. A-Tests by Red Chinese Expected JFK Flies Back | To Washington WASHINGTON (AP(-President j Kennedy flew back to Washington j today after a weekend in New | England spent partly at the sum! mer White House in Hyannis Port, I Mass., and partly in Newport, R.I. FOR QUALITY ELECTRICAL WORK CALL PLAUCHE' Electric GR 7-4180 Entire 5 lock Reduced! Sov» Hundreds ol $ at Louisiana') Largest MOBILE HOME DEALER Altos 14th Year Anniversary Sole Ooen Every Nioht 'Til 10 During Sale ALTO TRAILER SALES Hwv 90 East. Neor Holldav Inn NITA MOORE'S DANCE STUDIO REGISTRATION Aua. 28 & 2»th - ? P. M. - & .TO P. M. 1918 Oak Park Boulevard 17 years experience. Specializing In: Ballel, Too. Modern Jazi And Acrobatics. GR 7 S?8» By SPENCER DAVIS | WASHINGTON (AP'-U.S. Disarmament Agency officials ex- j pressed belief today that Commit- j nist China probably will set off a nuclear explosion within a matter of months. They made (he estimate in explaining the urgency which lies behind the latest U.S.-British proposal for a limited treaty banning tests of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, outer space and j under water. Under terms of the treaty, the 'Soviet Union, U.S.. Britain and I France would tigree to "refrain j from causing, encouraging, or in 'any way participating in," mi- i clear weapons lest explosions in ! other countries. Over a period of years, it is estimated that at least 20 countries not now possessing a nuclear capability will be able to develop nuclear devices. This does not mean, however, that they will be able to deliver such weapons without technical advice and the industrial strength needed to pro- duce costly and highly sophisti- | cnled missiles. Thus the proposed pact would • at least put the brakes on de- I vclopment and trial by the Chinese : of the means to put their weapons on target. : The officials would not elabo- | rate on their estimate of Commu- i nist China's ability to fire a mi! clear device. Presumably, the j shot could come some time later this year. American officials said the U.S.- British proposal for a limited treaty h;iri been discussed in advance with France, and it is hoped France would become a party to the agreement. Chances for a Soviet acceptance of the U.S.-British proposal before i Sept. 8, when the Geneva disarm; amenl conference is due to recess, are considered about zero. , The proposal put forward at I Geneva also was discussed with ' the congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy and the Republican leadership. ; But there was a chance refined tracking data might show the present course lo be less than 600,000 miles off and that the probe therefore could pass closer i to the mysterious bright planet, j ! James said to be any value in' : exploring Venus, Mariner 2 would i ihave to approach within 25,000 i miles on the sunlit side. He said important data would be gained about interplanetary space be-, twecn Earth and Venus even ifj the craft missed by a greater distance, but the main goal of the experiment would be lost. i The key lo straightening Mariner 2's trajectory is a 37.3- pound motor which will be fired by ground radio signal eight days after launching when tracking; computers have precisely defined : | the spacecraft's position, attitude: 1 and velocity. Then the vehicle will j be more than one million miles i i away from Earth on its intended' 180 million mile junket past Ve-l i nus and into endless orbit about '' j the sun. ; Mariner 2 blasted away from iCape Canaveral at 1:53 a.m. atop i a powerful Atlas-Agena B rocket. : Half an hour later the rocket in-; jected the spacecraft on an inter- : planetary trajectory. Although Mariner 2 was released into space at a speed of 25,500 miles an hour, it gradually began lo slow down as planned tor Ihe long haul on the 109-day, 180- million mile journey that is supposed to lake it within 10,000 miles of the sunlit side of Venus Dec. 14. Jack James, Mariner project manager for NASA's jet propul-i sion laboratory, said rolling might; have damaged other instruments j in the spacecraft which might af- j feet its operation in the coming! weeks. , "The spacecraft was not designed for severe buffeting," he said. brok. ™ re ™J?°* S * des P erat f res : ^ ab " ei ff n J ^ ^ * ^ by '" e " SC heat Flre Chief W - E ' Rlle - v said aft? nvard thc window smashing may ' ave vvorsened the situation. "It let In wind dra fts," he said. .The dead children were: Den- ms - 9 : Howard, 8; Charlotte, 7; Shirley, 6; John, 3, and Deborah, 21 months. Deputy Coroner Walter Sechler said all had suffocated. Authorities said cause of the fire was not immediately apparent and may not be learned for several days, pending check of the ashes. wth i Wlth a cry of He broke a window of their bed- roorn ana " tumbled outside, cut by §| ass fragments. Then Funk and his brother, Leonard, 20, who had ^en sleeping in the back yard, pulled Mrs. Funk through the window. Her leg was broken when it became entangled between frame and sill. Russel , Welchi 19> who u ( houses away, heard screams of alarm , ra / lo he , aj](J b « in through a He to ! d newsmen later he found tllree of the children in bed and two otners on the floor. Red German Boss To Visit Romania BKLGUADK. Yugoslavia (AP) — Kasl German Communist boss! Walter Ulbricht will pay an offi-' cial visit to Rumania, probably next month, in an effort to boost trade between the two Red countries, says the official Yugoslav News Agency Tanjug. East Texas Road Crash Claims Four WILLS POINT, Tex. (AP) *» Four members of a Negro fanv ily of Garland died today in a car-truck crash 1^ miles west of the small East Texas town of Edgewood. The accident occurred on U. S. 80. The dead were Luther Tiliman, 35; his wife, Dorothy, 35: and their small sons, Darrell. two. and Anthony, H) months. The accident occurred at 2:05 a.m. Trucker John Buckham, 27, o| Dallas was treated for minor injuries and discharged. NOTICE TO SCHOOLBUS OWNERS Save up lo 30'r On School Bus Insurance REINAUER ABEI.MAN, INC. Allan Glott 3W Kirov HE 60563 PORTRAIT SPECIAL! An 8x10 Pholoaraph of /in., 5 95 Your Child tor Only ™C ^ )ut 3 Days Only: Tues., Wed., Thurs Aae. 1 Month to 6 Years. Hourv 10 A. M. lo S P. M. Remember, this Is an 8x10, not 5x7. 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