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Kingsport News (Newspaper) - December 16, 1963, Kingsport, Tennessee Days IN TRAFFIC City County 16 39 It's better to a PASSED motorist than a Past motorist KINGSPORT NEWS VOL 139 KINGSPORT TENN MONDAY DEC 16 1963 8 PAGES 5 CENTS CoU today fair awl warmer Aid Stopped Too Quick PENH UPI Chief of state Princ Norodom Sihanouk accused th United State Sunday of tryin to asphyxiate Cambodia i cancelling vital aid shipments to this country without warn ing Sihanouk in a speech Takeo Said the shipments in were gasoline and juU sacks necessary for the of Cambodia's surplus crop rice The chief of state that the halt of the shipment was an abusive and interpretation of the meanin of his announcement the U.S aid program to Cam bodia and ordering U.S ai officials out of the country Sihanouk charged at the Urn that the United States was sup porting Cambodian rebel exil groups in Thailand and Sout Viet Nam U.S authorities hav denied the charges Sihanouk announced he was ordering withdrawal o the Cambodian ambassador anc all personnel from London a well as Washington He said the British dor here had associated him self with U.S Ambassador ip D protest agains an alleged radio broadcast making a derogatory reference to the late Presiden Kennedy Cambodia has making any such broadcast The United States had an earlier it was Ambassador Sprouse home fo consultations in a move con just short of a forma rupture in relations Sihanouk has requested th United States and Britain to re move all their embassy person nel as well The prince said the ambassador here had said tha Great Britain is sick at heart to learn that Cambodia sup posedly had rejoiced at Ken death Officer Dead Three Missing In S Viet Nam SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Communist guerrillas killed a U.S officer in a jungle bailie Sunday and three other Americans were missing after helicopter crashed into the sea Saturday night while on a rescue mission in a area The helicopter's copilot swam ashore and was rescued by troops Sunday morning after spending the night hiding in bushes He said he saw the other three Americans scrambling out the craft and swimming towart shore Troops scoured beaches in Quang Ngai Province in tral Viet Nam after villagers re- ported seeing several Europeans in the area None of the Americans was identified immediately The two incidents capped one of the bloodiest weeks for ican forces since they came to South Viet Nam two years ago to help the South Vietnamese government fight the nist Viet Cong guerrillas A U.S helicopter and a small plane crashed Thursday killing Americans The latest fatality brought to 85 the number of Americans killed in action against the Viet Cong Sixty other Americans have died of causes The copilot said the helicopter was one of three crafts sent to evacuate 10 wounded soldiers 35 miles south of Quang Ngai City The other two helicopters landed safely The copilot said his craft was coming in for a landing in ness when suddenly I found water around my knees The American officer was killed when Red guerrillas ed up with gunfire at a ion of Vietnamese infantrymen operating in the jungles of ern Quang Tin Province Cold Today There will not be a in the cold spell until Tuesday the local meteorologist reported Monday will be partly cloudy but mostly fair and the freezing temperatures will continue with the high temperature expected o be about 28 degrees However he promises that Tuesday will not be quite so cold and that fair skies will pre- vail The high Sunday was 23 degrees the low 10 degrees with just a trace of tation Flood Kills Three 259 Homes Lost LOS ANGELES AP Disaster officials counted 259 homes and apartment buildings de- or damaged Saturday by the bursting Of a dam and said it was miracle no more than three lives were lost Cause of the break which mud and water over a square area of homes with residents remained a mystery but early investigation pointed to two likely causes FLOOD DAMAGE Floodwaters sweeping down this row of canyon homes when the Baldwin Hills AP Reservoir broke in Los Angeles Saturday left an automobile on the front porch of a home Red Jobs Prompt Soldier To Defect TOKYO UPI An an soldier defected to North because he heard that everyone in the Communist ion had a job Radio yang said Sunday The official voice of the North Korean government identified the GI as Jerry Wayne of Morganfield Ky assigned t the 1st Cavalry Division along the truce line between North and South Korea A broadcast heard here sale Parrish crossed into North Kor ea on Dec 6 while on patro AP DEFECTS Specialist Fourth Class Jerry rish 19 of Henderson Ky has been identified by the United Nations command as the can soldier who defected to Communist North Korea it was learned in Seoul Korea day Parrish went over to the Reds while on patrol duty Dec 6 Good Morning Page 3 7 5 5 3 2 8 6 Bridge Lesson Classified Comics Crossword Dear Abby Farm Sports Logs Nikita's Plan Based On U.S MOSCOW UPI Premier Nikita S Khrushchev's decision to cut Soviet armed forces and reduce military expenses is based on a belief hat President Johnson will con- the U.S policy of ing international tensions diplo- matic observers said Sunday Khrushchev's military jack plan as well as his crash program to revolutionize sian agriculture and step up chemical production comes be- ore the Supreme Soviet the viet Union's parliament Mon day The basic principles of ambitious seven-year economic program were proved Friday by the nist party's ruling Central Com- The Soviet will write them nto concrete legislation this week The text of Khrushchev's re- marks to the Central ee was made public Saturday Diplomatic observers saw in lis statements the launching of new Soviet peace offensive around the world They said that Khrushchev is confident that the Kennedy policy of easing inter- national tensions will be ued by the Johnson ibn and the danger of war will subside They said chev has ventured unilaterally o reduce the country's armed and achieve other ary economies duty i now feel real un- der the warm care of the and people the radio quoted Parrish as saying They are the kindest people I have ever met and I am now promised a bright future In Smith Mills Ky Par mother Mrs Virginia Craddock said she does not be- lieve he has defected that anybody can tell me wil make me believe that he's gone over to the she The radio broadcast said rish told North Korean author he was born the son of a farm hand in Morganfield From his childhood he hac to work with his the said However he was dismissed by the farm er for he was too young to work to the boss satisfaction Jobless he enlisted in the U.S Army to earn his bread He nad four months of armor ing at Ft Knox Ky before he was sent to South Korea in February of 1963 From the first day of his ar- rival in South Korea he was by the most miserable ife of the South Korean le The farmers he met in South Korea were dressed in rags and had little to eat Many jobless people were around Children of school age were selling japers and shining shoes to earn their livings Hunger jelled a large number of ean women to be prostitutes to The radio said Parrish about leaving the Ar- iiy but was afraid he could not ind a job It quoted him as aying that he had heard that everybody in North Korea was employed The U.S Army Sunday listed home address as 1009 Madison Street Henderson Ky A recent series of minor earthquakes and the possible collapse of subterranean oil pools pumped dry by wells near the scene Throughout the day Sunday thousands of evacuees queued up in lines at police control points to return to a scene of almost in- credible A terraced hillside below a reservoir high in the Baldwin Hills was swept clean of some costing up to if by a giant A wall of water 30 feef Foreign Aid Poses Major Test WASHINGTON dent Johnson undergoes h first major test of strengt Monday when the House take action on a severely prune foreign aid money Battle lines were set durin the weekend when the House Committe slashed the program to bi iion and the President immed ately issued a statement charg the reduction would pi our foreign policy in a strai jacket The late President John F Kennedy asked Congress las January to approve a bi Son program He later whittled it down to million However the House anc Senate subjected the aid pro to the severest attack ir its history and in a separat authorization allowed jillion This in turn was the House Appropriations Committee by another mil lion In demanding that thi amount be boosted Johnson said he could not believe tha Congress intends to requin the United States of America tc follow policies of weakness anc retreat Four Sought In Slaying Of Salesman CUBA Ala AP Polio sought four carnival workers Sunday in the slaying of a man whose body was found in a well The victim's wife hands ound behind her back was into the well and spen Friday night atop her hus body She was in critical condition Sunday Leonard Culpepper 55 a drink salesman was shot to death Sheriff W A Bratton said and robbed of before ris body was tossed into a well Friday Bratton paid high tribute to a Vegro Spencer Brooks who into the well and rescued Culpepper She was dis- about 12 hours after our men robbed and killed her Culpepper was shot hree times twice in the head md once in the spine Solicitor Prosecutor Tom issued warrants charging armed robbery and attempted murder Don Lucas 18 nce Butch Coon 20 Dennis Vood 17 and Gerald Eaton 27 Eaton was identified as from Tex but home towns I the others were not ble 1 On the other hand foreign aid critics such as Rep Otto L Passman and Sen Wayne Morse implied that the President was nate the program wasn't cut more Passman whose tee wielded its axe on the gram told newsmen it would have been a much better i the appropriation had been cu to billion Morse who led the opposition forces when the Senate the authorization belief that foreign aid be eliminated entirely and start ed all over again More On Page 3 Area Man Found Dead By JEWELLE KEARNEY T-N Staff Writer A Long Island mar was found dead in a vacant shortly after 9 Sunday Claude Smith 409 Maso Drive apparently froze to deal during the night in a field ac jacent to Circle Drive Witnesses said he was see approaching a path crosses the field about 6 p.m Saturday Mack Powell 1773 Circl Drive said he was present whe the body was found Sunda morning He was lying on his stom ach and face with his leg crossed when he was found Dowell said I felt him and found him I frozen stiff I started bac o the house which is a shor iistance away to call an ambi ance A neighbor Roy Bernard came out on the porch and asked him to call I have seen the old man g along the path across the many times He always at the spot where he was found Europeans Reassured PARIS UPI Secretary of Dean Rusk assured U S Sunday that there is no hange in American determina ion to defend Europe under the ew administration of American sources said he did o in a series of alks with allied leaders in ration for Monday's opening of three-day session of the North Treaty Organization NATO Council of Ministers Rusk will reiterate Johnson's ledge in a personal message to ie council's initial session He was expected to repeat it French President Charles de aulle during a noon courtesy all on him Monday I don't have any idea why he always stopped I know on one occasion my little brother found him on the ground at the spot My brother helped him get up and assisted him Powell said Smith and his son Paul were together late Saturday after- noon when Paul was arrested for public drunkenness the Sheriff's office said Mr Smith came over to my place and was talking aboul renting a building from me to give additional room for his family to live Ernest Mendenhall Long Island said Smith lived next door to the house Lynn Collier lived in Collier was killed December 6 They both rented from me About 6 p.m my wife saw Mm leave our place and start toward home He was only a distance from where he was found when she saw him last I am sure he must have alien just after he left our louse If he fell right after we ast saw him he laid there over- night Powell said Smith was ing a light weight dress coat and a thin part of pants when ie found the body Sunday ng There was no sign of struggle and no marks tha were visible except a small re pot on his forehead The spo as if he might have himself when he said Holston Valley Community Hospital records indicate Smith was dead on arrival at the ital Smith was the son of the late Jr and Mrs Smith high and 100 feet across roared down the canyon tumbling houses and cars like toys caught up in a child's tantrum Only the fact that police had more than a hour to try to the area below the voir kept the death toll from ing much higher Even so IS persons who did not get out in time were injured Those who came back faced to poke in the debris de- scribed the long night hours of waiting for rescue as a scene out of hell made more hellis the red glow of emergency and the criss crossing beams of helicopters looking for victims Dozens spent hours in the dark perched on rooftops too weary to descend after the flood waters receded An official count Homes Homes with major 3 Homes with minor 35 Apartment buildings with jor Apartment buildings with mi- nor Total damage estimate million Police identified the dead as Hattie Schwarz 73 Clifton Carroll 60 and Arch Young 58 All were dents of a apartment on low ground be- ow the ruptured reservoir Young's wife was one of the She was washed out of a second story window at the height of the flood Young downstairs at the time ivas swept three quarters of a mile away His body was found n a pile of mud and debris at Jefferson Blvd and Higuera Rd More On Page 3 Survivors include his wife Tilda M Rutherford Smith hree daughters Mrs William lark Mrs R J Laney and Jessee Clark four sons obert Lewis Roy Lee Paul ay and Billy three sisters nd four brothers Funeral arrangements are in- and will be announced ater CALLED MINOR LEAGUERS IN CRIME Accused Kidnapers Are Strange Trio By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD AP Who re the three men accused of Frank Sinatra A house painter an abalone Sherman and a hardly the sort of people enlist as confederates if ou were going to pull the most abduction in a ation Yet authorities say these iree all minor leaguers in rime until now are the ones ho spirited the from a mountain lake irt released him for ansom and landed in jail all the space of 126 hours 45 minutes The house painter is old John William Irwin a tight lipped man with an lar record of arrests dating back 16 years The fisherman is Joseph Clyde Amsler 23 a former Navy en- listed man and professional boxer arrested several limes for petty offenses and married only a month ago The broker's son is Barry Worthington Keenan also 23 and unemployed appliance salesman described by his er wife as a man who lived be- yond his means and had an obsession for money Friends were astonished re- latives shocked when the FBI dramatically broke its long lence on the case Saturday an- nouncing that the three men had been arrested and that nearly all the ransom money had been recovered and that no other suspects were being sought Keenan and Amsler were classmates at university high school in West Los Angeles Curiously Nancy Sinatra sister of the kidnaped boy and now wife of tommy Sands was in the same class She and nan were graduated in 1958 but Amsler left school to join the Navy Others who were in the same class say Keenan and Amsler were good friends Eugene son now a medical student says Keenan knew Nancy ter than most people in the Sinatra Sr said Saturday that his daughter viewed photos of Keenan but didn't recognize him ex-wife Donna ob- an interlocutory divorce decree Nov 12 His way of living was so from she said We just c o u 1 d n t get along He always wanted to live above his means and I couldn't see it Mrs Keenan like others about her husband and Amsler said she doesn't know Irwin I think this Irwin is the brains behind the whole she said He got two boys who were down and out and took ad- vantage of them father John J nan He's a fine kid He was like most boys interested in cars and he never got into any other trouble after being arrested for theft of a case of beer in He was a fair student He always seemed able to support himself fairly well He didn't have any money lems that I knew of He wasn't afraid of working Of his son's arrest Keenan I just can't believe It I thought he'd have more sense than to try something like that Keenan's mother Mrs ur Schaeffer was divorced from the father 20 years ago She would not answer questions father electronics engineer Clyde R Amsler told newsmen that he was too set too disturbed to make a statement at this time More On Page 3 Release Set For Bolivian Hostages By THOMAS J STONE LA PAZ Bolivia dent Victor Paz Estenssoro dered his military chief Sunday to fly to the tin mining center of Oruro to pick up 4 cans and 15 other hostages held by anti government miners since Dec 6 A presidential statement said Gen Ovando also is under orders to withdraw troops which had en up positions around the mines at Catavi and Siglo inte about 30 miles south of Oruro The hostages had been held at a miners union center in Catavi in retaliation for the government's arrest of two ist union leaders President Paz said the miners were to hand the hostages over to Gen Ovando after he arrives on his flight There was a possibility of a however A dispatch from Catavi said the miners were awaiting arrival in Catavi of union leader leftist Vice Juan Lechin before turning over the hostages This dispatch said the agreement reached Saturday night between az and Lechin had not been well received in some sectors n the Veinte ng area The dispatch did not elaborate SHOPPING DAYD TO CHRISTMAS SHOP FOR GIFTS IN OUR AD PAGES
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