Western Kansas Press, November 19, 1963

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Western Kansas Press (Newspaper) - November 19, 1963, Great Bend, Kansas ESTERN CJ.OUOV THE MORNING GREAT BEND DARY TRIBUNE STATE and AREA NEWS SPORTS FINAL MARKETS VOL. 2, NO. 60 GREAT BEND, KANSAS, TUESDAY, SINGLE COPY PRICE 5c ISSUE-12 PAGES Twenty Five Die In Fire At Hotel On Boardwalk By THOMAS J. MCINTVRE was too advanced for them to knew there were people in ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (UPI) enter the hotel. They watched there, but we didn't know how pre-dawn fire swept through helplessly as the buildin" W.'.cBiti va SERVICEMEN INJURED Two U. S. servicemen "were injured by a bomb planted at Saigon's Imperial Sidewalk Cafe. Here two GI's carry one of the men (NEA Radio-Telephoto "from the cafe. U.S. Asks Allies: Cut Red Trade St. John Man Shot In Back Near His Home ST. JOHN E. L. Atkinson, 38, St. John, law near death in Front NATO 5'Veterans Memorial hospital By JOSEPH "w" GRIGG Monday night, after being shot PARIS (UPI) The United, in the back at his home near States asked its Atlantic Allies -'Monday to slow down trade with the Soviet Union and Commu- hiit bloc nations and to stop granting. long term credit to St. John. Atkinson was shot near the spine Monday afternoon in the It has notj a residence for the aged and four other Boardwalk hotels Monday, killing at least 26 el- derly persons trapped in their beds. Some persons fled the flames by leaping from windows. In addition to taking its toll of lives, the spectacular blaze caused property damage esti- mated at Intense heat and smoldering rubble prevented rescuers from entering the 120 unit wooden Surfside Hotel until hours after the fire had leveled it. Eight guests, three employes, the own- er and six of his relatives es- caped. All the victims were guests of the hotel. Late Monday, five bodies had been recovered from the hotel's ruins. Milton Rauer, 48, the owner, was sleeping in the rear of the building when the flames erupt- ed at about 4'30 a.m., EST. "It was a quick, sudden a blast of he said. "The night man smelled smoke, awakened me, and called fire- men and police. "By then, everything was a mass of flames. We jumped to safety from a back window on the first floor.' Idle Season This coastal city, a resort mecca in the summer, had be Refusal to set up.controls, a er Atkinson's wounds -were of I and four additional guest houses U.' S. statement said, would mean giving assistance to the an accidental nature. According to Jim Hick and mean giving aaaist-auic iv nn- m Russians'in building up'thair; geu; attendants at So war machine and also would' servicfstation John help ease the Soviet farm crisis. Britain flatly rejected the heaved, a can-from At- peal I kinson some time after 2 p.m. The U; S. position was pre- when they answered the phone, sented b'y Undersecretary of {they heard Atkinson say, "I've damaged by the flames had no guests in residence, only token maintenance staffs. By the time firemen respond- ed to a general alarm, the fire State George W. Ball to a spec- ial 4V4-hour session of the perm- anent council of the North At- lantic Treaty Organization. He called for an end to credit long- er than five years. Edward Heath, president of Britain's Board of Trade, told the council in blunt terms that his government is unwilling to make any such commitment. He said Britain is determed to press forward with trade among Com- munist nations in non-strategic goods. Heath's statement was sup- ported by Paul Martin, Canad- ian minister of external affairs. He said trade with the Commu- nist bloc in non-strategic goods can help ease international ten- sions. Martin said the Red na-. tions should not be "isolated." Almost all other members of the council, however, either supported the United States or remained neutral. been shot in the back." After this the phone went dead, and the two men notified high- way Batrolman. JonyL Bendel. Bendel and Sheriff Russell Fox went to the farm, two miles north of St. John, and a one fourth mile west of. High- way 281, and upon arriving found Atkinson lying uncons- cious -on the' floor by the tele- phone. Atkinson was then taken to Veterans hospital by a pri- vate ambulance. A doctor at the hospital, where Atkinson is listed in criti- cal condition, estimated the bul- let to be of small caliber, but ol. The bullet apparently went George Meany SaysAFL-CIO OK On Rights burned to the ground. The fire apparently was c en- owski helped four persons es tered in the second floor ball- cape from the rear of the build room of the Surfside, which is ing. located over the boiler room. The cause has not been deter- mined. Police Capt. James Dooney and Patrolman Ace Godowski discovered the fire on a routine check when they opened the lob- by door of the hotel to find swirling smoke and a wall of flame. "Nothing appeared amiss until we opened that Dooney said. "We heard hollering inside and Barghoorn Lost Weight During Ordeal In Jail By RONALD E. COHEN NEW HAVEN, Conn. Yale University- Professor Fred- erick C. Barghoorn was kept under constant surveillannce in a tiny lighted cell at Moscow's Lubyanka prison and lost 10 pounds during his 16-day con- finement, his mother said Mon- day. Barghoorn refused to give newsmen particulars of his treatment by the Russians after his arrest on spy charges Oct. 31 but confided in his 80-year- mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Barg- hoorn. Monday she said that her 52- year old son went to bed Sun- day night "in a state of com- plete exhaustion dead tired." Then she revealed details of his arrest that Barghoorn had .skipped; Sunday night on the Yale cam pus. She said her son was hand cuffed by two arresting Russian police officers and placed in a By FREDERICK M. WINSHIP] tiny barren cell with the light ,NEW YORK civil -1-1- rights debate erupted at the AFL CIO biennial convention Monday between federation President George Meany and A. Philip Randolph, the group's only Negro vice president. In an address to the conven- tion delegates, Randolph, who is president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, warned from a small electric bulb shin ing upon him 24 hours a day. had-it in for charged the political science professor's widowed mother. "The Russian guard looked in on him all the time." After his release, effected when President Kennedy inter- a vened and expressd his per- ches delivered On -----1 concern to Russian ofii-1 he-said. He rescued one person from the lobby, and God- There're so many I can't stand it." Crawls Through Window Mrs. Minnie Dackman, 65, of (3906 Chatam Rd.) Baltimore, crawled through a second floor window and was helped to safe- ty by a fireman. Sobbing, she said later, "I can see all those faces before me It was horrible faces Philip Johnson, 24, the night watchman, rescued four per- sons. "I found a few people in the hallway groping for he said. "I grabbed them. There were four women and a man. I tried to pull them all inlo an elevator. "But the don't know who he was, the smoke was too away from me. He ran right into the thick part of the smoke Flames rose more than 200 feet into the morning sky over the Surfside, then leaped to the Stratmore it and to the four-story Nixon Ho- tel. The three-story Leonard Ho- tel, and the Breyer Guest House next in line, were gutted. The four-story double frame are connected by a wooden Imperial Hotel, where to sections ramp, was gutted. Karl Heiden, the owner, and seven employes were awakened and escaped the flames. Rauer, his three sons, and several other persons were treated for minor injuries at the scene. The only persons re ported hospitalized, Anna Shal lit, 65, of (Mill St.) Morris town, N.J., died late Monday at .Atlantic City Hospital. Kennedy On Tour In Florida By WILLIAM J. EATON TAMPA, Fla. dent Kennedy struck a theme of peace-and-prosperity Monday in an'open bid to bring Florida back into the Democratic col- umn in the next presidential ATTENDING a conference for high school physics and chemistry teachers at Fort Hays State College this week were, from the left, Al Burns and Charles Brown, Great Bend; Ken Beougher, Tribune; Max Klitzke, Scott City; and Dr. Gerald Tomanek, FHS faculty member. New approaches in teaching were described at the conference. (Fort Hays State Photo) Coup In Iraq Seen As Victory For Nasser; Syria Threatened ol. The.bullet apparently went ciall Barghoorn was whisked and came out under his arm. j ditional ioyaity to organized the airport without being al- could not be sure whether it tor was being strained to the lowed any contact with the was fired from a rifle or a pist- Atkinson is married and has time of the shooting. reported that! children His wife is a all six European members of teacher at St. John trie Common Market France, West Germany, Berlgium, the Netherlands and Luxem---------- bourg argued that they have, Atkinson's glasses about in practice, never granted cred- feet from the house, and then its longer than five years and closer to the house they found {Hat there is no reason whyi a pool of blood, _ whfere they this policy should not become surmised that Atkinson fell as breaking point. "It is being pulled apart not only by the persistence of ra- cial discrimination in a number at the officers' found weight into the civil 100 general. Terrorists On Rampage In CARACAS (UPI) --Heavily armed pro-- 'Castro terrorists raided two radio stations Mon- day and set fire to the Ameri- can owned Remington Rand firm and biners' Club offices in Caracas. The Remington Rand blaze caused damage estimated at A: night watchman was missing and feared kidnaped. The Diners'' Club fire, caused slight daniage. Three alleged aisonists were captured. Scirrorists attacks also were carried out against radio sta- tions east of Caracas and in ol- ricB Maracaibo. Four men seized thevMaracaibo plant and rSh" taped anti-government re- cordings for five minutes before It was the second terrorist attack on each station this; year. Incendiarists also started a third blaze in a recruiting in downtown Caracas but it was described as minor. Authorities said the wide- j. one-car accident near here as spread but small-scale sabo- 1 Russell Montgomery, 38, of Mil- he tried to reach the home. College Student Dies At Atchison ATCHISON, Kan. (UPI) A St. Benedict's College student died of a bullet wound' in the head Monday after his room- mate found .him wounded in their dormitory room on the campus. The dead youth was identified as J. Huddleston, 19, son of Mr." and Mrs. Charles J. Huddleston of Kansas City, Kan. Police said Huddleston was found by his roommate, Michael Olson, shortly before noon and rushed to a hospital where he died after surgery. Officers said an unsigned note was found in his room, but the contents were not revealed. Atchison County Atty. Mau- rice P. O'Keefe Jr. said a pre- liminary investigation revealed that Huddleston had been neith- er despondent nor in poor health. Officers said he was shot once under the chin with a 22-caliber rifle. They said the bullet pene- trated the brain. Victim Of Pratt Accident Identified PRATT, Kan. The Kansas Highway Patrol .Mon- day identified, the victim of a rights revolution in every com munity." Such leaders as Meany and federation Vice President Wal- ter Reuther, Randolph said, "must themselves be prepared to go into areas of racial ten- cities like Birming- tage were "desperate efforts" underground Arihed Forces for National Liberation (EALN) to create an atmos- phere of alarm before the Dec. 1 general elec- tioni. lington, Tenn. The patrol said Montgomery carried no identification. The accident occurred early Sunday one mile north of the Pratt County line on a county road. ham and Danville and speakj jn Russja to the rank and file in the mor- al and economic terms they can understand." Meany Fights Back Meany reacted sharply, "I re- member when we were the only ones in the forefront of this he told the convention, I can't understand that the way to get what you want is to abuse your friends." people at the U.S. Embassy. Barghoorn. who lives in an apartment adjacent to his mother's in University Towers, two blocks from the.Yale cam- pus, was arrested on his sixth trip behind the Iron Curtain. He was on sabbatical leave to gather material for a book and "investigate methods of politi- cal instruction and indoctrina- tion." The sandy-haired bachelor was accused of having conduct- ed intelligence activities while He told newsmen he "was so careful. I did not visit a Soviet home or talk more than a few minutes with' a. member of the opposite sex. I have never tak- en a camera to Russia." All he would say to newsmen about his imprisonment before Mrs. Barghoorn leaked the story was that he was well- treated, by. Russian standards. election. In a campaign-paced series of delivered on both coasts of the Peninsula State the Chief Executive claimed partial credit for high corpo- rate profits, said the Commu- nist world had suffered sharp setbacks during the past two years, and denied his adminis- tration was out to "soak the rich." Florida was one of five South- ern states Kennedy failed to carry in 1960. The other four were Kentucky, Tennessee, Vir- ginia and Mississippi, which elected an unpledged slate of electors. The Republicans also carried Florida in 1952 and 1956. Enroute to his various speak- ing engagements in Tampa, the President traveled much of the time in an open car, waving at the crowds and shaking hands with spectators whenever the opportunity presented itself. One of his talks Monday was billed a "major Latin American policy statement. It was to be delivered before the Inter- American Press Association (IAPA) in Miami Beach at p.m. EST. By DAVID L DUGAS BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) Iraqi President Abdul Salam Aref Monday night claimed tot- al victory in a coup that swung Iraq back toward the camp of Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser and threatened the Baath So- cialist regime in Syria. There was open rejoicing in Cairo where thousands of uni- versity students demonstrated in support of the coup with shouts of "Long live Aref and' "Long live The United Arab Republic'itself warned it would not stand idle if there are threats to the new regime. There was consternation in Syria which was united closely with the ousted Baath regime and anger at Baghdad Radio broadcasts calling for unity with the U.A.H. and virtually de manding overthrow of the Baath rulers of Syria. All formal communications with Baghdad were cut and the only news came from broad- casts by Aref's government and a few diplomatic reports. There were indications Aref, supported by the army and air force, had met strong resistance by the pro Baath national guard, but he claimed victory. The coup began before dawn and after day long fighting Baghdad Radio announced at 4 p.m. the army had firm control. T h i i was 12 hours after start of the coup by Aref, 42, who had served as figure- head president because he was not a member of the Baath party. "Only stray bullets can now be a 4 p.m. broadcast said. "A large number of na- tional guardsmen have surren- dered. They were well-treated." Some Resistance Indicated But as night fell, Baghdad Radio indicated some resis- tance continued. It was broad- casting demands for the sur- render of all national guard members and warned that any who continued to resist would be shot on sight. Damascus Radio said Mon- day night fighting was con- tinuing between "the pro- gressives and the reactionaries" but later Baghdad reports said all was quiet throughout the country. The revolution was directed chiefly against the "internation- al command council" of the Baath party which has been in nominal control of Iraq since last Wednesday, the day after extremist leader Deputy Pre- mier Ali Sahleh Al Saadi tried to seize control and was forced at gunpsint toyflee to Madrid. But the fighting was directed at the national guard, a para- military group which supported Saadi. The revolt also was aimed al preventing Saadi's return to Iraw to try to seize power. Monday night, in a victory broadcast, Baghdad Radio obviously replying to broadcasts, of "treason" from Damascus said: "the 'era of fascism throughout Iraw has finally end- ed. The movement today has brought Iraw back into the Arab nationalist caravan side by side with the United Arab Repub- lic." A broadcast by Aref praised the army, air force and police for making the coup possible and promised them half a month's pay as a bonus. Imposes- Curfew Aref proclaimed himself chief of state and head of the armed forces "with exceptional pow- ers" and imposed a 24-hour curfew until further notice. He ordered the national guard dis- solved and again warned that resistance would meet with death. At slake in tlic revolt was (he Baath party ilsclf, a group which has proclaimed itself "the wave of the future." The Baalh party is an Arab socialist move- ment of uncertain aims which swept lo influence in the Mid- dle East over the past two years. In Syria, (he Baghdad move was denounced as tie work of "suspicious elements" backed by "oil monopolies, reactionar- ies, opportunists and deviation- ists." But it was clear Damas- cus feared another of the fre- quent attempted coups against the leaders of Syria. Aref, long an admirer of Nas- ser, once was sentenced to death for his pro-Nasser activi- ties but his life was spared by former dictator Abdel Karim Kassem who actually staged the anti Faisal coup. Kassem will killed in a subsequent coup last February that brought the just ousted regime lo power. Supreme Court Asks Justice Department To Expand Views Fischetti By CHARLOTTE MOULTON WASHINGTON (UPI) By a narrow 5 to 4 vote, the Su- preme Court Monday pointedly asked the Justice Department to expand its vievrs on whether restaurants and other public accommodations have a con- stitutional right to bar Negro customers. When arguments were heard last month by the court on the controversial issue, U. S. Solici- ;or General Archibald Cox lim- State Senator Killed In Crash Near Ellsworth ELLSWORTH Stale Sen.i Carl Kuppinger, 44, died Mon-; day of injuries suffered in a lead-on car-truck crash near Ellsworth. Kuppinger, a Republican, liv- ed in Prairie Village and rep- resented Johnson County. H c was a practicing attorney in Sansas City, Mo. The Ellsworth County Sher-. iff's office said Kuppinger's au- :o veered into the path of a panel truck driven by Lloyd D. Irish, 41, Mankato, Minn. The accident occurred on U.S. 40 about eight miles west of Ells- worth. Both men were travel- ing alone: The sheriff's office said Kup- pinger was traveling west and attempted to pass two other west-bound cars. Seeing the Ir- ish truck approaching, Kup- pinger pulled in between the apparently lost control of his vehicle and swerved back into the path of the truck. Kuppinger died in an Ells- worth hospital a short time la- ter. Irish is reported in critical condition. Both vehicles were demolished. Kuppinger was serving his first term in the Senate. He had served five terms in the House. He was born in Texas in 1918 and moved to Kansas in 1947. He had five years of military experience and had attended college at the University of Nebraska and the University of Michigan. Kuppinger also had served as bailiff of the Nebraska Su- preme Court. He is survived by his wife and two children. iled his presentation to Ihc slate and local laws involved, lie sidestepped discussing Ihc broader question of the consti- tutionality of discriminatory practices. The court in its order Monday "invited" him to submit a fur- ther brief. TJie justices are con- sidering a series of appeals brought by "sit in" demonstra- tors from Maryland. South Caro- lina and Florida. To som eex- lent all involve the right of pri- vate business owners lo refuse service lo customer on grounds of race. The public accommodations -question also figures extensively rights bill now before Congress, in President Kennedy's civil The administration has asked that a federal law be enacted barring discrimination in a number of facilities such as restaurants, hotels and theat- ers. Opponents of the proposal have argued thai il deprives Ihc business owner of his private properly rights. In his original presentation, Cox argued that the convictions of the sit-in demonstrators should be set aside on grounds the trespass and breach of peace laws under which they were arrested were unclear. He did not touch on the broad- er question of whether the dis- crimination violated the con- stitutional rights of the Negroes involved. The court Monday suggested he submit his further views within 30 days and also invited other parties to the cases lo of- fer further briefs if they wish- ed. I Capsule Report (Compiled from UPI and local dispatches) THE MARKET Slocks suf- fered another sinking spell Monday as prices went inlo a general retreat led by oils, foods, motors and some elec- tronics. Trading was moderate. Complete financial report on page 4. BIG TRADE The Kansas City Athletics traded Jerry Lumpe, Ed Rakow, and Davo Wickersham to the Detroit Ti- gers for Rocky Colavito, and pitcher Bob Anderson today. Complete details on page 6. THE WEATHER Partly cloudy Tuesday, with slightly warmer temperatures. H i g h f; Tuesday in the low 60's, 'with light Southwesterly winds. lEWSFAPESr {NEWSPAPER! ;