Western Kansas Press, March 3, 1964

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March 03, 1964

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Western Kansas Press (Newspaper) - March 3, 1964, Great Bend, Kansas WESTERN KANSAS PRESS THE MORNING GREAT BEND DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS SPORTS FINAL MARKETS STATE and AREA VOL. 2, NO. 136 GREAT BEND, KANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1964 SINGLE COPY PRICE 5 ISSUE 12 PAGES Crash At Lake Tahoe Results In 85 Dead By CY RYAN TAHOE VALLEY, Calif. (UPI) Wreckage of a Para- dise Airlines Constellation that carried 85 persons to their I deaths during a snowstorm was found Monday near the top of an foot Sierra Nevada ridge. An Air Force helicopter found the wreckage early Monday morning and a second heli- copter landed at the scene and confirmed that all aboard were dead. The plane disappeared while approaching Tahoe Gallery Air- port on the south shore of the lake as a sudden snowstorm closed m the area. Changes Destination The plane, loaded with week- end skiers and gamblers, ap- parently changed its desjina- FBENCH Charles de Gaulle poses with Antonio Carrillo Carreras, the new am- bassador, who presented his credentials at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Cuba is one of the nations that has invited De Gaulle during his fall tour. Hospital Segregation Outlawed By Court By CHARLOTTE G. MOULTON WASHINGTON (UPI) The Supreme Court Monday let stand a decision barring racial segregation in hospitals built with help of federal funds. The farreaching action could put an end to segregation in hospitals across the South. tion and attempted to get over the mountains for a possible landing at a Nevada airport. Capt. Leroy Marx, pilot of the helicopter which found the wreckage, said that if the plane had been 25 of 30 feet higher it would have cleared the ridge and possibly could have landed safely in Nevada. He said the largest piece of i wreckage was the distinctive three-ruddered tail section of Constellation with other pieces, including broken-off engines, scattered over an area of sev- eral hundred feet. Discovery of the wreckage ended a massive search by planes, helicopters, ground crews and boats that had started at dawn when weather cleared for the first time since the plane disappeared. Boats on Lake Tahoe had joined m 'the search because of speculation that the big plane might have plunged into Lake Tahoe. deep. Final radio reports from the plane indicated it was coming down over the lake on an ap proach to Tahoe Valley Air- port. The sudden storm cut off visibility and Tahoe Valley does not have facilities for instru- ment landings. I The last report from the pilot, Henry Norns, 43, Alameda, Calif., consisted of only two words: "Flight 901-----" Then there was silence. On Nevada Side The plane crashed on the Nevada side of the California- Nevada line about eight miles from Tahoe Valley Airport. Bodies were to be brought out by Air Force search and rescue crews manning sno-cat tracked vehicles and by sheriff's officers from Douglas County, Nev. The sheriff's office at Gard- nerville, Nev., said a jeep posse of about 10 men headed by Sheriff George Byers had Lawyers Battle In Trial The decision revolves around Community and Moses H. Cone. Delegation To Talk With Reds MOSCOW delega- tion of U.S. government offi- cials arrived Monday to begin talks aimed at easing Russian restrictions against use of big American ships carrying wheat to Black Sea ports. But Igor M. Zverin of the Ministry of Merchant Marine did not hold out any immediate hope that this would be possible. I "It is possible to unload big- ger ships while they are stand- ing in the harbor but this makes for many technical dif- ficulties and increased ex- he told newsmen. Clarence D. Martin, U.S. un- dersecretary of commerce for transportation, said such ex- penses would probably be paid by the shipper. He gave no in- dication whether the U.S. gov- ernment would help the shipper with subsidies. Martin said was some talk of sending American ships to the Baltic ports. However, almost all of the Soviet ports including Lenin- grad and Nahodka on the far east coast cannot accommodate ships which draw 32 feet or more at dock side. the 1946 Hill-Burton Act which supports state hospital con- struction programs with .federal funds. In 1962, 11 Negro doctors, dentists and patients in Greens- boro, N. C., filed a suit against, _____ two hospitals Wesley Long I reached the scene and might bring out the first bodies Mon- day afternoon. The Air Force said the bodies would be taken to Minden and Carson City in Nevada. The Civil Aeronautics Board said an investigation team headed by Jack Carroll would attempt to determine the cause of the crash. In addition to the 81 passen- gers, the plane carried a crew of four, including Norris, co- pilot Don Watson, 28, south San Francisco; flight engineer Jack Worthley, 33, Fremont, Calif., and stewardess Wyndette McDowell, 29, Richmond, Calif., the mother of four children. New Storm Moving In By United Press International A March snowstorm Monday swept the central Rockies, an arctic blast huffed across the northern plains and heavy downpours drenched the central They asked for an antisegre gation order along with a re- jection of the "separate but equal" facilities provision that was written into the Hill-Burton Act. A federal district court judge dismissed the case, but was overruled by the 4th Circuit Court. The circuit court ruled that the hospials would have to ad- mit Negro doctors to staff posi- tions and provide unsegregated facilities for Negro patients. The circuit court found that under the Hill-Burton program, both state and federaVjgovern- ments were suffi- ciently to bring the .hospitals within the framework of the constitution's guarantees against discrimination. Under the act, federal funds are granted to the states which in turn pay the money out of their treasuries in accordance with their own hospital building program. The states named in the hos- pital appeal were Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississip- states- pi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Okla homa and Missouri. In other court actions Mon- day: court denied a hearing to four New York Negroes who challenged a congressional dis- trict realignment on the grounds it created a Negro ghetto. Unseasonably mild weather clung on in the East and much of the Middle West. Up to 8 inches of snow slugged northern Utah, and the snow accumulation at Evanston, Wyo., built to 14 incites over three days of stormy weather. A 5-inch snowfall hit Ely, Nev. Salt Lake City, Utah, had 4 inches and Casper, Wyo 3 inches. By PRESTON McGRAW DALLAS Ruby's lawyers erupted twice in anger Monday, demanded a mistrial, and followed with another re- quest for change of venue. Judge Joe B. Brown overruled them The defense contended some prospective jurors might have been influenced by circulation of pamphlets on epilepsy. The anger that brought a contempt citation to defense lawyer Joe A. Tonahill for hurling a pen in a temper tan- trum, erupted anew over pam- phlets distributed in the court- house, designed to keep Ruby from giving epileptics a bad name. The defense contends the slayer of Lee Harvey Oswald suffers, from psychomotor epi- lepsy, causing impulsive acts during blackouts. Tonahill said he would move for a mistrial. Judge B Brown i cause" challenges to dismiss jurors they dislike Dist Atty Henry Wade used one and had six to go. The first prospect, George Staton, was the 134th ques- tioned and Hie last of the orig- inal list of 151-vemremen. The prosecution used its per- emptory challenge on Mrs. Ro- Tonahill charged later during a recess: "The state doesn't want a Negro or any other member of a minority race on the jury." "She was the sixth Negro among the panelists questioned. The court brought in an addi- tional 44 veniremen when the original panel of 151 ran out helia Allen, a Negro beautician. I with Staton, a paper salesman. New Horrors Revealed In Nazi Trials New Plan Submitted for Island Of Cyprus By BRUCE W, MUNN i (In Ankara, a high govern- ment official said Turkey ac- UNITED NATIONS (UPI) cepted the resolution "in prin- Five non permanent members of the United Nations Security Council Monday sponsored a resolution which skirted the treaty issue that balked previ- said no harm had been done, j cms settlement and called for Gather In Chambers anMjnternatjpnalr) During a recess, attorneys and a mediator for Cyprus. gathered in the chambers of Judge Brown and Tonahill, a mountain of a man, could be heard bellowing. "I think you're subversive and you're a no-good citizen and a disgrace to trial by jury. You're just trash and dirt." Some diplomats called the resolution produced by Brazil, Bolivia, the Ivory Coast, Mo- rocco and Norway a distinct triumph for the government of Cypriot President Archbishop Makarios. Tthe opinion was based on the1 measure's omis- sion of a reaffirmation of the Present in the chambers wasi196o treaty under which Brit- am, Turkey and Greece guaran- Maunce A. Melford of Chicago, director of the National Epi- lepsy League there. Dropped momentarily were attempts to seat the last two jurors in the trial now in its third week. Melford and ciple." He said Turkey will agree not to use its rights to intervene m Cyprus for three months if an international peace force is sent to the strife- torn island.) Wichita Editor Calls For More Vigilant Press WINFIELD, Kan UPI) Better' education and a more vigilant press are essential if the public right to know is to survive the thinking machine age, John H. Colburn of Wi- chita said in a Fdunders-Day speech Monday at Southwestern College. The Wichita editor and pub- lisher forecast that a major challenge to both 'education and the press would come from cy- bernation. That, he said, is the science of taking automated machines that do things and combining them with computers that decide things, to produce 'thinking machines." Colburn said scientists claim that within twenty years such machines will do original think- ing of the same level now being done by many average work- ers. Motorists Without New Tags Can Be Arrested Tuesday TOPEKA, Kan (UPI) Mo- torists whose cars still carry 1963 license tags will be subject to arrest and fine effective Tuesday. Supt. L. A. Billings of the state Motor Vehicle Department said a second 50-cent penalty vainly to get into action on] Greece and Britain favoied for late-purchasers will also go a girl passed out copies of de- scribing epilepsy, its symptoms and treatment. Belli demanded in court that the unidentified girl be cited for contempt and Melford subpoenaed. Tonahill and chief defense at- torney Melvm Belli used the 18th and last of their "no Call For Speed On Farm Bill WASHINGTON (UPI) Sen- ate leaders, running behind ear- lier timetables for opening ac- tion on civil rights, Monday moved to speed up action on a pending wheat-cotton farm bill. The first amendment to the farm bill was called up Mon- day night and set for voting teed the independence and con- stitution of Cyprus. The 11-nation council met only to hear Brailian Ambas- sador Carloos Alfredo Bernades prime mover of the resolution, formally expound the measure. Bernardes, council, president last monbth, surrendered the chair to Ambassador Liu Chieh of Nationalist China. The So- viet Union and Czechoslovakia, the two Communist council members, offered no objection to Liu's presiding. The five-power measure calls for an internatipnal peace force to be sent to Cyprus, with a loose link to the Security Coun- cil, and for appointment of a mediator by U N. Secretary General Thant. Success of the measure de- pends on its acceptance by Cyp- rus and the guarantor powers of the 1960 treaty Cyprus ac- cepted in principle and the sponsors were confident of full approval by Makarios' govern- ment. But there was some Tuesday after a day in which j doubt wnether Turkey would Demoocratic leaders had accept the resolution amendments. The wheat section of the bill would head off a threatened drop in farm income this year by raising price supports for growers who voluntarily limit output. Fantastic Spy Story Is Revealed By ALVIN SPIVAK WASHINGTON (UPI) A Polish defector from the Soviet Secret Police has been feeding U.S. intelligence agents with information since 1958 which has led to arrests of important Red spies overseas, it was learned Monday night. The Polish defector. Michal Goleniewski, came to the Unit- ed States in 1961. He previously had been in contact with U.S. intelligence sources in Poland. The Red agent was given the new name of Goleniewski after arriving in this country with his wife to conceal his real identity. He is understood to be living in New York and has provided much information to the U.S. city. intelligence commu- According to one report, this information has been turned over to the FBI and in some cases has resulted in the ar- rests of important Soviet bloc agents operating Western world United States. against outside the the Maintain Contract U. S. intelligence agencies were said to be still maintain- ing their contact with Goleniew- ski. The FBI refused comment on any aspect of the case. ton and overseas. Asked about the Journal American story, White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger said: "The White House doesn't comment on intelligence mat- ters." It was understood else- where, however, that the story was not consistent in re- spects with accounts ot the episode reaching Washington. The Journal American story, by Guy Richards, among other things, credited him with break- ing the Irwin N. Scarbeck The New York Journal Amer-1 "sex and secrets" spy case in ican said Monday in a copy- right dispatch that the Red defector had been a high rank- ing operator in the Soviet KGB and had informed U.S. officials that Moscow had placed active "cells" in the Central Intelli- gence Agency and the State Department, both in Washing- Warsaw in 1961. Greater Scandal The Journal American story said Goleniewski, naming names, had "provided Washing- ton with details of what looms as a greater scandal than the famous Alger Hiss case." The Journal American story j officials here." sadi Goleniewski's "shattering disclosures" included one that the Soviet Secret Police, or KGB, had been able to infil- trate U.S. embassies 'in all important countries abroad as well as "every U.S. agency except the FBI." However, this was one aspect of the story challenged here. Goleniewski was described by the dispatch as having been blocked by the CIA from testifying on espionage matters before Senate or House com- mittees although the Pole and many lawmakers were said to favor such a course. In addition, the Richards story said Goleniewski had been "thwarted by amateurs and Stalinists' in the CIA and even kept from communicating his plight to responsible higher it, as did the United States. The position of the Soviet Un- ion, whose veto could block its adoption by the council, de- pended on Cyrpus' attitude. into effect Tuesday. Billings said fines for drivers still using 1963 tags usually run from to for the misde- meanor offense. LIMBERG, Germany (UPI) Hans Hefelmann, an ac- cused mastermind in Adolf Hit- ler's "mercy killing" program, testified Monday that Nazi nurses who worked overtime to destroy handicapped children received extra pay and Christ- mas bonuses. Hefelmann's disclosure was made at his trial on charges in connection with "Mer- cy deaths" during the Hitler era. At the Auschwitz war crimes trial in Frankfurt, a former woman inmate said babies were burned alive because there was no room for them. Dr. Ella Lingens also said 700 women were gassed so their barracks could be disinfected. Hefelmann told the court here that doctors and nurses serving in children's wards he supervised for Hitler's chancel- lory could get "special compen- sation for overtime" if they asked. He said most of the nurses did, and in addition re- ceived a "Christmas gratuity." Hefelmann related that only once did local medical officials make "difficulties" when he showed them Hitler's secret de- cree authorizing the "mercy killings" and asked them to set up a special children's ward to kill handicapped children. He said a Dr. Recktenwald, head of the Ideal Sanatorium for the ward in the Rhineland, re- fused to have anything to do with the "racial purification" program. But he said Recklen- wald was not punished, because doctors were permitted to re- fuse "mercy killing" assign- ments. Hefelmann testified that ex- cept for the Rhineland he had little trouble finding doctors willing t o participate in the "mercy killing" wards for chil- dren after he showed them Hit- ler's decree of Sept. 1, 1933. Hutch Judge Is Appointed To Supreme Court TOPEKA, Kan. (UPI) Gov. John Anderson Monday appoint- ed Hutchinson District Judge John Fontron as new justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. The appointment of Fontron, a Republican, to succeed retir- ing Justice Schuyler Jackson of Topeka, a Democrat, changed the lineup of the "non-partisan" supreme court to all Republi- MacArthur Sent To Hospital WASHINGTON (UPI) cral of the Army Douglas Mac- Arthur entered Walter Reed Army Medical Center Monday for a check up on abdominal complaints. Under arrangements made personally by President John- son, the famed 84-year-old mili- tary chief flew to Washington from New York in an Air Force plane. Accompanied by his wife, Jean, and his long- time military aid, Maj. Gen. Courtney Whitney. MacArthur then drove to Walter Reed. He was assigned to Uic hospi- tal's special suite which is us- ually reserved fcr presidents and other high ranking digni- taries. The brief announcement by First Army Headquarters in New York said the general would undergo "observation and evaluation of abdominal complaints." It did not elabo- rate on the ailment or indicate how long MacArthur would stay in the hospital. Later, the White House re- ported that Johnson had tele- phoned MacArthur upon learn- ing that the military leader had been feeling ill. Press Secretary Pierre Salin- ger said that after talking with MacArthur, the President ar- ranged with Maj. Gen, Leonard Heaton, commandant at Walter Reed, for the general's admis- sion, In his last public appearance birthday dinner oa Jan. 26 long-time military figure appeared in robust health. On that occasion, he was honored by a delegation from West Point Military Academy where he had served as superinten- dent. Since 1951 when lie was sum- marily recalled by then Presi- dent Harry S Truman as com- mander of U.S. and Allied forces in Korea, MacArthur has lived in semi-retirement in a New York hotel. He has spent much of his time writing his military memoirs scheduled for fall publication. LANDMARK BILL In a White' House ceremony, President Johnson signs in- to law a landmark Sll.S-bUlion tax cut bill that means an average to weekly paycheck boost for millions of American workers. (NEA Telephoto) Capsule Report (Compiled from DPI and local dispatches.) THE MARKET Stocks crashed through to another all time high Monday on heavy trading volume. Complete fi nancial report on page 4. SPORTS Poor a report, on the Wichita University foot- ball team, and their upcoming spring practice, see sports on page 6. THE WEATHER Much colder Tuesday, with chance for ram or snow. Winds becoming northerly. High sTuesday in the northerly. Highs Tuesday in the in the 20's. Goldwater Still Campaigning By ALLAN PRIAULX BERLIN, N. H. (UPI) Sen. Barry Goldwater criss- crossed New Hampshire Mon- day for votes in the stale's presidential primary eight days hence. The Arizona Republican be- gan an intensive five-day cam- paign which he hopes will mean victory for him in the nation's first presidential primary bal- loting March 10. His closest rival, Naw York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, will return Tuesday midnight and is expected to campaign down to the wire. Goldwater arrived in Man- chester shortly before noon and immediately embarked on hand- shaking tours of Nashua in the southern part of the state and Berlin in the up country. Rockefeller and Goldwater are regarded as the leading contenders for the Re- publican ballots expected to be cast in the bellwether primary. However, eight candidates have been entered in the Re- publican race. The large field could water down a significant victoiy for any one contender. Strong support has been shown for write-in candidates Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and former Vice Presi- dent Richard M. Nixon. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, the only woman evsr to seek the presidential nomina- tion of a major party, has made inroads in a tireless, folksy campaign. Another contender is former Minnesota Gov. H'arold E. Stas- sen who campaigned as an "Eisenhower Republican.' campaign stops have sparsely attended. as an HS s is, w ;