Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on February 26, 1962 · Page 1
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Decatur, Illinois
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ATTO HO IUI Ai um& in Vol. 83 No. 48 DECATUR, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1962. 18 PAGES 7 CENTS n nno ERALO ftmr by i n nvTi irrvn n t r iJLI U Liu U LIU la Washington Ready to Pay Glenn Tribute (c) 1962 New York Times News Service Washington, Feb. 25 The nation's capital is ready to acclaim Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr. Monday in the style reserved fori its fondest heroes. President Kennedy will escort turn to the White House. The Marine Band will escort him in procession up Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol. And in the great chamber of the House of Representatives, where such honors are, normally accorded only to presidents, prime ministers and princes, the Senate and the House will meet to hear addresses by the colonel. Glenn, the 40-year-old Marine who became the first American to orbit the earth, is scheduled to arrive at 10:30 a.m. (CST) at near - by Andrews Air Force Base. He; and President Kennedy will from West Palm Beach, Fla., cr the presidential jet. From there On the local author ities expect the city's biggest spectacle since the inauguration ceremonies of 1961. The President has directed that government workers be let oil wherever possible to watch the parade. The city's schools and many of those in surrounding communities will close for the occasion. Authorities expect 250,000 per sons along the mile-long parade route. More than 1,000 National Guardsmen and policemen have been assigned to positions along the line of march. The Washington welcome will be covered by three television net works and four radio networks. The only potential threat to1 the celebration came from the Weather Bureau, which tonight was forecasting rain. The weatherman, however said there was a good chance the rain might be de layed until the public ceremonies were ended. Venezuela Air Crash Kills 22 Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 25 (AP) A Venezuelan airliner crashed into a clowd - covered mountain while making a landing approach on the resort island of Margarita today. Airline officials said all 22 persons aboard perished. Reports of offshore fishermen said they saw the two - engine F27 turbo-prop plane of Avensa Airlines burst into flames after it crashed. All 19 passengers and 3 crew members were reported to be Venezuelans. Margarita Island is in the Car ibbean Sea about 15 miles north of the peninsula of Araya on Ven ezuela's east coast and about 165 miles east northeast of Caracas Reports from the island said the plane crashed about three miles from the landing field at the prin cipal resort city of Porlamar. Weather at the time was bad, the reports said. Beecher City Woman Killed In Auto Crash Effingham. Feb. 25 (Special) Mrs. Lola F. Heathcock, 50, of Beecher City, was killed early to-dav when her car left Illinois 33 and slammed into two trees. State police said Mrs. Heath-cock, who was driving alone at about 12:30 a.m. was hurled from the car and killed instantly in the crash just outside Shumway, about seven miles northwest ot Effingham. The body was taken to Cook Funeral Home in Beecher City where funeral arrangements were being held up pending arrival of her brother. Tracy Pritz of Houston. Tex. 'Incubafor' OK Plans Set for (c) 1962 New York Times News Service Washington, Feb. 25 "Too early to count chickens but incubator in good shape." These cabled words, not exactly prescribed by protocol, alerted the White House last week that the U. S. embassy in India is all set for Mrs. John F. Kennedy's visit. How successful the months of Algeria Peace Said Imminent Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 25 (AP) The National Council for the Algerian Revolution is expected toi approve the trench-Algerian peace; agreement by Monday, a well-in-, formed sources said today. It was doubtful, however, wheth er any statement will be made in Tripoli announcing approval of! the peace terms that would end!press could follow her every foot- seven years or lighting Between Algerian nationalists and French forces. miormed sources said an announcement more likely will be; made at Tunis, permanent head quarters of the National Libera tion Front. Passage of Key Kennedy Bills Doubtful Washington, Feb. 25 (AP) With Congress heading into Hs third month, the prospects for action on some of the key proposals in President Kennedy's New Frontier program appear dim. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said that while he is not giving up hope the odds now seem to be against enactment of medical care, ele mentary education aid and standby antirecession programs. But Mansfield said he remains confident Congress will approve rew international trade, tax revision and foreign aid proposals. Senate Republican Leader Ev erett M. Dirksen of Illinois indicated he thinks Kennedy's recommendation to link medical care for the elderly to the Social Security system will be ignored. He said an over-all education bill appears dead for this session of Congress. VFW Meet in Peoria ChicagocFeb. 25 (AP) The Department of Illinois of the Veterans of Foreign wars of the United States will hold its 1963 annua convention in Peoria June 7, 8 and 9, it was announced today. Robert Kennedys U. S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, talk with Queen Juliana of :'V"llV , ri "),fff 'M l'lililMMIM mi "m I " ' ' I III hi f JiK 1 11 I Jackie's Trip preparation have been will not be known until weeks after Mrs. Ken nedy's chartered airplane dips down over the fabled city of Delhi and glides to a stop on the modern runway of the sister city of New Delhi Sunday. And what started out as a "personal and private" tour has turned into an Asian caravan of such proportions as to make even a latter-day Marco Polo bug-eyed. The official party is small enough. It will consist of justjbe allowed for extra benefits Mrs. Kennedy; her sister. Princess Stanislas Radziwill of London: her social secretary, Letitia Baldridge, and an assistant White House press secretary, Jay Gild-ner. But as Mrs. Kennedy has learn- ed, it is difficult for a First Lady to be merely a private tourist. What she had hoped would be a private trip soon got involved in diplomacy and the clamor for an arranged tour in which the step Red Tape Once that was agreed on, wheels began turning to convert the pri vate t ip into a semi-official state visit so far as red tape and pro tocol are concerned. Working together on the project have been the White House, the State Department, the U. S. embassy in India, the U. S. embassy in Pakistan, the Indian embassy in Washington, the Pakistan em bassy in Washington and the government of India. Only 17 reporters and television cameramen will arrive in New Delhi with Mrs. Kennedy. But 60 to 70 others will pick up the tour within India and Pakistan. Mrs. Kennedy will fly to New York on the presidential plane, The Caroline, sometime this week. She will fly by commercial plane to Rome and spend several days with friends. Not until the tour is aver, in late March, will the men and wom en who have handled the thous ands of details involved be able "to count chickens." First Lady to Wear Wig on Visit to India (c) New York Times News Service Washington, Feb. 25 Mrs. John F. Kennedy's de fense against the heat and humidity of India on her trip to the sub-continent in the coming weeks, says the women's page reporters here, will be a wig, exactly the right shade of brown and styled in the customary First Lady coif. Meet Dutch Queen fe PffJi, J A the Netherlands at the royal palace in The Hague Sunday. The Kennedys, winding up a Jobless Face April Cutoff, AFL-CIO Says Bal Harbour, Fla., Feb. 25 (AP) Union leaders warned today that 650,000 unemployed workers face a cutoff of jobless benefits beginning April 1 unless Congress quickly repairs the job insurance laws. The AFL-CIO Executive Coun cil pointed out in a statement that after April 1 no new claims will under the temporary extended un employment compensation act, and on July 1 the program will terminate altogether. The council said that in April alone 150,000 workers jobless six months or longer most of t h e m heads of families whose jobs in many cases have been wiped out by machines will exhaust regu lar unemployment compensation benefits. Most states provide jobless benefits for 26 weeks and, under the extra benefit plan Congress has twice enacted during recessions, money was made available to extend such payments for up to 13 additional weeks. If a pending administration bill sponsored by Sen. Eugene McCarthy, D-Wis., and Rep. Cecil King, D-Calif., is enacted, the AFL-CIO leaders said, an additional $160 million would be made available for extra benefits to the long-term unemployed. The administration bill would make such longer benefit duration permanent in times of economic recession. One Dead as Bus Overturns Auburn, Calif., Feb. 25 (AP) A woman passenger was killed and 21 other persons were injur ed seriously today when a Grey hound bus skidded off U. S. 40 in a Sierra snowstorm and rolled down a 50-foot embankment. The dead woman was crushed under the huge coach, en route to San Francisco from the Nevada lodge at the north end of Lake Tahoe. The driver and 20 other passen gers were brought to Highland Hos pital here. About 15 other passen gers were treated for minor in juries but were not hospitalized. Driver Alan Maunder, 30, Oak land, suffered serious head injuries. He told highway patrolmen: "I have no idea what happened. Maybe someone ran into my bus or maybe I just ran over the bank." Associated Press Wirephoto world tour, arrived by plane from Cologne, West Germany. (Related story on Page 2.) ' ''' Soviet Physician Takes Out His Own Appendix Moscow, Feb. 25 (AP) Pictures were released showing young Soviet physician remov ing his own appendix in an operation in the antarctic last April. Tass reported May 8 that Dr. Leonid Rogozov, 26, marooned by a blizzard at the antarctic camp of Novo-Lazarev, was forced to operate on himself when stricken by acute appendicitis April 30. With the help of two nonmedi cal colleagues and using a mir ror, Rogozov cut out his appendix in an operation lasting an hour and 45 minutes, the Soviet news agency said. Rogozov knew for six weeks that an operation was necessary, but planes were unavailable to bring in a surgeon. The two persons standing by had been briefed regarding what injections to give were Rogozov to lose consciousness and how to give a blood transfusion had that become necessary. 3 Skindivers Killed in Mud Slides at Quarry Kingston, N. Y. Feb. 25 (AP) Three members of a skindiving club swimming in the dark wa ters of an abandoned quarry were trapped by a mud slide today and asphyxiated as their air sup ply ran out. Dead were Jack Lepinski 27, Wakefield, Mich., David Lash er, 32, and William Mills Sr., 45, both of Kingston. The three were in a group of eight members of the Ulster County Skindivers Club who went to the old quarry for a practice dive. GLENN GETS COMPLETE PRIVACY AT KEY WEST Key West, Fla., Feb. 25 (AP) Nearly everyone on this tiny is land off the southern tip of Florida knew about the important guest behind the high Navy fence but astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. had almost complete privacy for his weekend of relaxation. For Glein who arrived soon after last Friday's hero's welcome at Cape Canaveral it was the first real opportunity to unwind after the tension of his three orbits around the earth. He, his wife and son and daugh ter, were given a cottage at the U.S. naval base which occupies the fenced-off southern tip of the is land of Key West. Glenn's week end home commanded a sweeping vie,w of the same Atlantic Ocean into which his space capsule splashed last Tuesday. New in The Herald Today Crossword Puzzle Many subscribers have asked us to publish a daily crossword puzzle. Beginning today your Herald will include such a puzzle Monday through Saturday each week. Watch for it daily. See Page 5 today Dr. Rogozov removing his appendix Mystery Ends Castro Attends Cuban Ball Game, Gets 2 Hits Havana, Feb. 25 (AP) Fidel Castro turned up at a baseball doubleheader today after 12 days out of the public eye. He set a Cuban crowd to cheers by banging out two hits off pitchers who tried to strike him out. The Prime Minister, wearing a big smile, also appeared on tel evision between games before his exhibition at bat. Castro's disappearance from public view two weeks ago had made him something of a mystery. The Prime Minister appeared to be in good spirits. Pitchers challenged him to take up a bat and see which one could THAWED, SOFT SHOULDERS CAN BE TROUBLE-STATE Springfield, Feb. 25 (AP) Illinois motorists were warned today by state traffic authorities that spring thaws were creating hazardously soft road shoulders. Motorists who run off the road should avoid pulling the steering wheel suddenly hard to the left to regain the road, officials said. Instead, motorists should reduce speed, watch for a level juncture of road and shoulder and slowly work back to the pavement, officials said. Menon Key to India Voting Bombay, India, Feb. 25 (AP) India's third general election- biggest in the non-Communist world ended today with interest focused on the hotly contest ed re-election bid of controversial Defense Minister V. K. Krishna Menon. Half the nation's 210 million eligible voters are estimated to have participated in the 10 days of voting to choose a new Parliament and fill more than 2,900 seats in 13 state legislatures. Menon backers claimed the left ist firebrand took a strong early lead over his chief opponent in the North Bombay parliamentary race, J. B. Kripalani, 74. Prime Minister Nehru put his own prestige behind Menon in a campaign in which Menon was ac cused by opponents of being pro-Communist. Associated Press Wirephoto strike him out with the least num ber of pitches. Castro accepted the challenge. Dressed in his revolutionary army uniform and .a black beret, Castro beamed as he strode over to a dugout to pick up a bat. About 32,000 fans at "Latino Americano" stadium in the Cerro District roared. At the plate, Castro took two balls and two strikes from pitcher Modesto Verdura, then cracked a grounder through shortstop. He then took one strike from pitcher Axoros Hernandez, then lined one into center field. After that, Castro ambled toward the official box to watch the second game as the crowd cheered. Lord Snowdon Joins Union Of Journalists London, Feb. 25 (AP) Princess Margaret's husband Lord Snowdon, joined a labor union tonight. As a member of the National Union of Journalists, Lord Snow don, who has a job as a pho tographer for the London Sunday Times at a reported $28,000 a year, will be guaranteed his salary never will fall below $60.20 a week. Union membership also entitles him to benefits in the unlikely event he becomes unemployed. The union has about 15,000 members, mostly reporters, rewrite men and photographers working for British newspapers and news agencies. Snow Flurries DECATUR AND VICINITY: Rain changing to snow flurries in the afternoon and ending by evening Monday. High 32 to 35 with falling temperatures in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy Monday flight and Tuesday. Colder Monday and Monday night. Low Monday night 16 to 20. SUNDAY TEMPERATURES 7 a.m. 28 7 p.m. 39 Noon 43 11 p.m. 38 High 47 Low 26 Precipitation: none Today sunrise 6:32, sets 5:41 (additional weather on page 5) Inside Today . . . Glenn flight may reduce recovery needs, more precise landings possible Page 2 Terrorists hit French troops with bazookas in Algeria-Page 5 Pravda denounces Kennedy brothers' travels Page 9 U. S. opposes Peiping call for talks on South Viet Nam-Page 14 Television-radio Page 4 Nikita Told Progress Must Precede Talks (c) 1962 New York Times News Service Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 25 President Kennedy held out to Soviet Premier Khrushchev today the hope of a summit conference on disarmament before June 1. He rejected again, however. Khrushchev's proposal for a meeting of heads of " government at the beginning of the 18-nation Ge neva conference on disarmament. The President repeated, in a message to Khrushchev, the Western plan for opening that conference at the foreign ministers' level. He reiterated his position that a summit conference should be preceded by "the largest possible measure of agreement" at a lower diplomatic level. The text of the message was delivered in Moscow early this morning and published today by the White House. It was firm but moderate in tone, despite the sharp language Khrushchev had used in offering for a second time the suggestion that heads of government attend the 18-nation disarmament conference opening on March 14. Kennedy first rejected that idea on Feb. 14. He rejected it again today but this time his note seemed to hold out greater promise of a summit conference at a later date. "I think it is of the utmost importance that the heads of government of the major nuclear powers assume a personal responsibility for directing their countries' participation in and following the course of the Geneva negotiations," Kennedy wrote. With Authority "I can assure you that the secretary of state would present my views with complete authority," he continued. "Even so, I hope developments in the conference and internationally would make it useful to arrange for the personal participation of the heads of government before June 1." He specifically rejected, however, Khrushchev's proposal that heads of government should meet at the outset of the Geneva conference, and he summed up this way: "The heads of government should meet to resolve explicit points of disagreement which might remain after the issues have been carefully explored and the largest possible measure of agreement has been worked out at the diplomatic leveL" Kennedy dismissed Khrush chev's contention that a Western resumption of nuclear tests in the atmosphere would be an act of aggression. Instead, he said, such tests "would be a matter of prudent policy in the absence of the effectively controlled nuclear test agreement that we have so earn estly sought." That seemed to be a virtual notification to the Soviets that atmospheric tests would be conduct ed if a controlled agreement was not negotiated. West Weighs Plan to Ban Nuclear Weapons Transfer Washington, Feb. 25 (AP) The United States and Allied governments are considering proposing an East-West pact to ban the transfer of nuclear weapons by any of the present nuclear powers to any other county. The proposition is one of sev eral under study by the Western powers in preparation for the 18-nation disarmament conference opening March 14 at Geneva. The basic strategy of the United States in Western policymaking talks is to try to find some disarmament measures which would - involve minimum national defense consideration and might be quick- uy agreed upon in the Geneva conference. Such agreement could in turn pave the way for a summit 'conference such as that advocated by President Kennedy in his latest note to Soviet Premier Khrush-chev. If

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