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   Laurel Leader-Call (Newspaper) - October 26, 1961, Laurel, Mississippi                                TODAY'S THOUGHT The trouble with many people In trying times is that they �top trying. LAUREL �H mm mm ^mf* mm m ummM m\mm -OAT T Serving Southeastern Mississippi BOth Year No. 171 Laurel, Miss., Thursday, October 26, 1961 Five Cents Dally Since 1911 Save Tim tt the new' Downtown Motor Branch 75* OllSllB Weather Details Under Briefs 1\JT l  rri        1 Massed Tanks Call Red Bluf START-> 1 I ONE OF THE BIG features of the Mississippi Oil Festival parade Friday at 3:30 p.m. will be Moffett Family with their famous "Bucking Bessie," which has appeared at leading fairs and celebrations throughout the United States and Canada. The bucking   1926   Model-T   Ford bucks, spins, explodes and runs on four wheels and two wheels sometimes. Its acrobatic stunts keep the car occupants mighty busy. This ancient auto can do just about everything but talk. It will be the final vehicle in the big parade here Friday. THE BIGGEST EVER Oil Festival Parade Friday Korea Has Own Hassle On Border SEOUL, South Korea (AP)-The U.N. Command closed the military demarcation line today to Communist vehicles carrying Red members of the neutral nations supervisory commission to a camp near Panmunjom. The commission's Polish and Czech members and their aides have been permitted to ride in their own vehicles across the line dividing North and South Korea en route to a neutral camp maintained by Swiss and Swedish members of the commission. Now, the U.N. Command said, the Communists will have to walk the 300 yards from North Korea to the camp or ride in U.N. vehicles. The command said it acted because four Communist drivers on Oct. 16 staged a "deliberate, preplanned, harassing incident" by discharging passengers at the neutral camp and refusing to drive back into North Korea as they usually did. MASON OIL FESTIVAL PARADE ROUTE. HOPE TO HALT BLAST U.N. Ballot OKs Appeal UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) -Bolstered by a thumping 73-10 vote of approval from the U.N. political committee, delegates pressed today for quick General Assembly action on an appeal to the Soviet Union to refrain from exploding a 50-mega-ton hydrogen bomb. Denmark, one of the eight sponsors of the appeal, asked that the General Assembly give top prior By ELSIE W. JOHNSON    , Staff Writer Eleven bands, Mississippi's prettiest girls, clowns, the finest riding horses, the Shrine Motor Corps, and a mile or more of oil field equipment will be seen in the Mississippi Oil Festival parade here Friday starting at 3:30 p.m. Shiny new convertibles, in the latest models, will carry 14 lovely girls vying for the title of Mississippi Oil Queen. There will be a special car for three other beauties - Mississippi's current oil queen and Miss Hospitality, Miss Joann Watts of Poplarville; Miss Mississippi, Miss Annice Raye Jer-nigan; and the state's first oil queen, Miss Pat Mclnnis of Collins, chosen in Laurel in 1959. Dignitaries in the parade will include members of the State Oil and Gas Board; city, county and state officials and special oil industry guests. Possibly the largest number of bands to march through the downtown streets of Laurel in one parade will be seen Friday. Smart, snappy bands are coming from McComb,   Waynesboro,   Bay mounted, the Soviet Union and its allies finally abandoned attempts to stall off the committee vote. But Soviet Delegate Semyon K. Tsarapkin indicated the Kremlin would reject the appeal, asserting maneuvers by the NATO nations, would not deter the Soviet Union I Springs Heidelberg, Jones County from perfecting its defenses.      11""in" rnl,a"" *ha*v Grnvp. Mv- Tsarapkin charged that in the past the United States had conducted tests of 15, 20 "and ,per ity to the resolution which cleared haps even 30-megaton bombs " the committee after a stormy day of Soviet opposition. Only the nine-nation Soviet bloc end Cuba voted against the appeal. Mali abstained and 15 nations-10 of them from Africa-were absent when the balloting took place. As support for the resolution He asserted that the nations who backed the resolution calling on the Soviet Union not to drop the monster bomb had kept silent during U.S. tests in the atmosphere. The resolution was sponsored by Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Iran, Japan, Norway, Pakistan and Sweden. JFK Plans Spending Cuts To Shave Budget Deficit WASHINGTON  -e closed the Friedrichstrasse crcss'iig, but reopened it when ca.m was restored. U.S. tanks provided a backdrop for the convjy across the dividing line but were withdrawn later. The situation flared up and died down in less than an hnur. The Friedrichstrasse crossing, known as "Checkpoint Charlies" to Gls, went back to normal and was again open to traif.c by non-Germans. It is the or.lv crossing between East and Vest Berlin that is left for the use of Americans and other forei^iiers. The day's main ine'dent at the checkpoint began whoa an American, driving a blue sedzn wii.h U.S. Army license piatcs, drova up unescorted seeking admittance to East Berlin. The E-ist German police refused to admit him unless he identified himself, and he declined to do that. It was plain the unidentified American had been sent up to tha border as a further test of tha rights American authorities claim for movement about the city. When ths driver came back, three U.S. Army jeeps, carrying American Military Policemen joined him for anotht: try. The East German police stood aisde to let this military group and the sedan go by. After convoying the sedan into East Berlin the military policeman withdrew, and the sedan cruised around alone in the Communist-controlled sector. East German police stopped the .car when alongside again and brought the car safely back. American tanks at the border were reviving up their motors, meanwhile. Then the East Germans, backed up by a show of 50 or more of their Vopos (people's police) prepared to erect a heavy chain across the frontier. "We are closing the border until this nonsense stops," an officer of thfe East German police said. The sedan placed itself between the returning jeeps and the con-(Continued On Page Three) Gromyko Declares Soviets Will Consider Allied Views MOSCOW (AP)-Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko says the Soviet Union is ready to consider the Western Allies' point of view on Berlin and Germany if the West is sincere in wanting an understanding with the Soviet Union. Gromyko declared before the Soviet Communist party congress Wednesday that Soviet foreign policy demonstrates "flexibility and its striving to take account of the interests of the other parties to negotiations when they really seek an understanding." Episcopalians Set Consecration JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Rev. John Maury Allin will be consecrated as Bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi in ceremonies Saturday in St. James Church at Jackson. The church's presiding bishop, the Rt. Rev. Arthur Lichtenberger, will be the consecrator. Bishops from Louisiana, Arkan sas, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida also will take part. Bishop-elect Allin has been rector of All Saints Junior College at Vicksburg, Miss., sine* 1958 He was elected Sept. 7 to serve as coadjutor with the Rt. Rev. Duncan M. Gray, bishop of Mis sissippi. He gave no indication of a re-1 icy. treat in the Soviet position in tht tense diplomatic stalemate, however, and he asserted once mora that the Soviet Union will sign a separate peace pact with East Germany if negotiations with tha West fail. The address marked Gromyko's first official public report on his recent talks with U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk in New York and with President Kennedy in Washington. Gromyko was applauded repeatedly throughout the address, which appeared to be a major statement on Soviet foreign pol- IN HANCOCK AND PEARL RIVER Mississippi Rocket Test To Be Area MOBILE, Ala.   years to find new homes. The government said there arc about 85 families now living in the area whert outright title will be acquired and about 575 famlliei in the easement area. Raymond said engineer representatives soon will contact landowners in the area where the gov* ernment plans to acquire owner-ship to obtain permission for survey work and subsurface explorations. The land where title will be acquired includes the community of Gainesville, Miss. Farming, logging operations, grazing, and mineral operations will be permitted to continue in the lands to be taken under easement, but no occupied residents will be permitted in the easement area. The announcement said a real estate project office will be set up in the area to handle all real estate phases of the project. Construction of the test facility in the area where title is to Of acquired is expected to begin by (Continued On Page Fivt)   

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