Joplin Globe, July 31, 1960

Joplin Globe

July 31, 1960

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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - July 31, 1960, Joplin, Missouri Final Edition I air F&ir today and tonight. High today 80 to 85. VOL. LXIV, NO. 306. JOPLIN, MISSOURI, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 31, 19G0.-FIFTY-SIX PAGES. Primary Campaign Closini With up Vote Predicted BLUE DEVIL LEGIONNAIRES-Veterans of the Missouri American Legion interrupted business sessions of tlieir state convention in Joplin Saturday afternoon to stage an hour-long parade along Main street. Among the many units participating was the "Blue Devils," a crack drum and bugle corps from Kansas City. They beat the heat of the afternoon in shorts and T-sliirt uniforms. The four-day convention will end today after Legionnaires elect state officers for the coming year. Legion and Auxiliary To Elect Officers Today Registration continued to mount Saturday night as American Legionnaires and their wives prepared for today's final state convention activities. More than 1,400 delegates have registered for the four-day conclave, including more than 850 delegates to the 42nd convention of the Missouri depai'tment of the American Legion and 550 delegates to the 40th convention of the state auxiliary. RABBI KAHN Convention officials said no accurate figure is available on the total number of persons attending the convention since nondelegate Legionnaires and visitors are not required to register. One estimate placed the total at more than 2,-400. Highh'ghting today's business sessions will be the election and installation of department and auxiliary officers. Three candidates are campaigning for election to the office of state department commander. They are Kenneth Tucker of Diamond, John J. Mohan of St. Louis and Lory Stahley of Cape Girardeau. Legion activities will begin with a past department commanders' breakfast at 8 o'clock this morning iii_the Connor hotel. Late registration will be conducted in the Colonial room from 9 to 11 o'clock. The final business session will open at 9:30 o'clock in the Joplin high school auditorium with call to order by Department Commander Robert E. Gregg of Kansas City. . Rabbi Robert I. Kahn of Houston, Tex., national Legion chaplain, will deliver the principal address of the final session. Former President Harry S. Truman originally was to have spoken, but "previous commitments" prevented him from attending the convention. Following Rabbi Kahn's talk, a report will be given by various committee and commission chairmen. William R. Burke, California candidate for national commander, will be introduced and will speak briefly. A membership commission report will be submitted and various department awards will be presented. William J. Haese, Wisconsin candidate for national commander, also will be introduced. Delegates then will select delegates and alternates to the national Legion convention, followed by Hyannis Residents Would Bar Visitors To Regain Peace HYANNIS PORT, (AP)-Neighbors of Sen. John F. Kennedy, troubled by the tourist and traffic rush in their sedate summer community, appealed Saturday for barricades to bring back peace and quiet. Since Kennnedy retui-ned from Los Angeles as Democratic presidential nominee, police have estimated the traffic load at up to 3,000 vehicles a day. The Hyannis Civic Assn., at an overflow meeting, voted unanimously to ask that police set up baiTicades at the approaches to Hyannis Port to keep out strangers. Residents said the traffic and tourist rush to view Kennedy family summer homes and seek a of the nominee is endangering the lives of their children and hurting their once-peaccful resort. Hyannis Port is a settlement of about 500. No Kennedys attended the meeting, but President George Shannon said the senator's brother. Robert, had indicated the family would back whatever the association decided upon. a report by the convention constitution and by-laws committee. Bowling tournament awards will be presented and olher unfinished business completed. The newly elected president of the department auxiliary and the new gi-and chef de gare du Missouri of the 40 et 8 will be presented to the delegation. New department officers then will be elected, followed by installation of department officers and district commanders. A meeting of the new department executive committee will be held at the high school immediately following adjournment of the department convention. Auxiliary activities will begin with a 1961 district presidents' breakfast at 7 o'clock this morning in the Gold room of the hotel. Late registration will be conducted from 8:30 to 10 o'clock. The final auxiliary business session will begin at 8:30 o'clock this morning in the Fox theater with call to order by Mrs. Leo F. Lynch, department president. The meeting will feature reports by the credentials and resolutions committees and the election of department officers. Delegates and alternates to the national auxiliary convention also will be selected. New department officers will be installed at the close of the meeting. Tiie only 40 et 8 activity planned today is a grand chef de gare passe (past presidents') breakfast at 8 o'clock this morning at the hotel. Tlie Sons of the American Legion agenda will include church attendance from 7 to 10 o'clock; registration at Memorial hall, beginning at 10:15 o'clock; a business session at the hall at 10:30 o'clock, and adjournment at 1 (Continued on Page 4A) U.N. Head May Be Facing Resistance in Congo By LYNN HEIZERLING LBOPOLDVILLE, the Congo (AP)-U. N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold was reported Saturday to be meeting resistance from some of the Congo's' leaders in his plan to move cautiously in settling the disordered affairs of this young nation. Several ministers are insisting that U. N. forces move immediately into Katanga Province, which has declared its independence, to expel Belgian forces maintaining order there. The U. N. view is that such precipitate action could only damage the country's future. Premier Moise Tshombe of Katanga has In Today's Globe Knew Your Candidates ........................9A Voic* of tht People ..........................6D Primary Election Information....................ID Amuiementi .... 4D-5D Farm News......2D-3D Hospital Notes.....7D Know Joplin Page .. I2D Angling in the ........... 5C Archives........ 9C Je-'Estate ...... 6C-7C . c  irtr- Society..........IB-6B Church Services .... IOC ........ Co^nfcs....... lOD.IID TV-Radio.......... 4D District Deaths ...... 8B Want Ads......7D-II D Editorials.......... 6D Weather____.. lA 4 4A told U. N. foi'ces to stay out of the rich province. The secretary general held two sessions with a restricted group of leaders in an effort to work out some agreement on the way to save the month-old republic. Both U. N. and government officials were close-mouthed about the progress being made. But it was generally believed that the veteran U. N. diplomat had pulled no punches in telling the Cabinet how the massive U. N. effort here should be conducted. Result of Stand The formation of a restricted commission of six Congolese members to deal with the problem announced in a communique was believed to be one result of his firm stand, A U. N. spokesman said the commi.ssion will decide with Hammarskjold and Ralph J. Bunche, U. N. undersecretary, v/hat type of organization is required for the U. N. operation. Premier Patrice Lumumba, who is on a mission seeking U. S. and Canadian aid, fs a commission member. The military and technical assistance phases of the U. N. program designed to stop lawlessness and keep the nation's admin-ietration and public services from falling apart wei'e undertaken on an emergency basis. . Jiammarskjold is now trying to set up a permanent organization to work with tiie Congolese for perhaps five years or more. Polaris Hits Target Area In Atlantic CAPE CANAVER.\L, Fla. (AP) -The Navy Saturday successfully fired another Polaris from d submerged subr urine in its continuing drive to send the missile to sea as a powerful war deterrent by the end of the year. Shortly after the launch, it was announced the missile achieved all test objectives in striking a pre-selected target area 1,100 miles down the Atlantic range. The rocket covered the distance in 14 minutes. The squat missile was launched down the Atlantic range. The f]-om the USS George Washington as the big atomic submarine glided beneath (he Gulf Stream about 30 miles off Cape Canaveral. This is the same area from which the submarine successfully unleashed two Polarises in historic first launchings 10 days ago. Compressed air ejected the 28-foot rocket from one of 16 vertical tubes burrowed in the broad deck of the George Washington. The missile drilled through more than 50 feet of water and popped to the surface a split second after launch. The first-stage engine ignited several feet in the air and the Polaris streaked toward a target area northeast of Puerto Rico. Other Launchings Following the successful double underwater launching last week. Rear Adm. William F. Raborn Jr., director of the Polaris program, declared: "There is no question that we will meet our operational date this fall." But he emphasized that several more successful launchings must be made before the missile can be considered combat-ready. The George Washington and a sister submarine, the Patrick Henry, are slated to go on patrol, eacii carrying 16 nuclear-tipped missiles, by the end of the year. They are (he vanguard of a fleet of 45 Polaris submarines the Navy hopes to have roaming the oceans of the world within five years. The initial operational range will be 1,380 miles. Testing has started on advanced techniques designed to increase this eventually to 2,875 miles. Nixon Returns To Washington WASHINGTON (AP) ~ Vice President Richard M. Nixon flew back to Washington Saturday night from Chicago where he received the Republican presidential nomination. While no formal reception was planned, a crowd of about 100 awaited his arrival at National Airport. The Nixons left the airport immediately for their Washington home. During the 3 hour and 44 minute flight from Chicago in a chartered two-engine plane, Nixon spent most of the time in the rear compartment with Mrs. Nixon and their daughters, Patricia, 14, and Julie 12. They had dinner aboard and Nixon napped for 45 minutes. There was no one awaiting outside their home when they arrived. Nixon told newsmen they planned a quiet evening at home. The vice president will meet Monday with his running mate, U.N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Ix)dge, to map campaign strategy they will make preliminary plans for campaign speeches in various states. Ed Farmer Appears To Be Leading in Republican Contest By LAIIUY HALL JEFFERSON CITY (AP)~A peculiar Miasoun primary campaign drags to a close this weekend, neglected by almost everybody except the candidate.s. The voting Tuesday comes as an anti-climax after the two national political conventions. And throughout the campaign the primary issues have been almost obscured from the avei-age voter's view by the surge of great national and international events. One result is a forecast of an unusually light vote for a presidential year. Secretary of State Rob-eit W. Crawford expects no more than 676,900 compared with more than 960,000 four years ago. Contributing to the lack of interest was the absence of any real contest for the Democratic nomination for governor. Five men filed but Attorney General John M. Dalton of Kennett was so far out in front he was regarded as a shoo-in from the start. None of his opponents-James G. Cox of Wells-ton, George Roberts of Westboro, Milton Morris of Kansas City and Roy E. GlidewcU of Springfield-had a statewide following. The situation was different in the Republican primary, where two state representatives staged a real battle for the governorship nomination. They are Edward G. Farmer Jr. of Joplin and William B. Ewald of Kirkwood. Based on a hard statewide campaign extending over 16 months, Farmer appeared to have the edge. The third man in the race, Harry C. Timmerman of jullivan, was never a fac- Down the line for olher stale offices, the Democratic primary developed some hot contests, especially the fight for attorney general. Demo Fight There State Sen. George A, Spencer of Columbia was challenged by Thoma.s F. FJaglclon, vigorous young St. Louis circuit attorney. Eaglclon appeared to have I he bulk of the organized support in Ih big cities while Spencer counted on a heavy out-slate vote. A light vote outstaie apparently would tip the scales in Eagleton's favor but the ballot battle is expected to be close. Another hard struggle developed in the Democratic campaign for secretary of state, which boiled down to a contest between State Rep. Warren E. H e a r n e s of Charleston and newspaper publisher James C. (Jim) Kirkpa-trick of Windsor. Hearnes and fJagleton teamed up early in bids for organized support in the big cities while Kirk-patrick charged Hearnes was sup- (Continued on Page 4A) Bursess Ins. Hdqrs. nO W. 6lh. MA 3-7500 Seat Sought In Congress By 4 Men By JIAf ELLIS Republican voters will one of two candidates Tuesday to wage an attempt to regain the Seventh district scat in Congress for the party next November. Seeking the GOP nomination are Durward G. Hall, Springfield surgeon and physician, and Charles J. Fain, Branson attorney. Both have campaigned vigorously. Incumbent Charles H. (Charlie) Brown of Springfield is opposed for the Democratic nomination by Robert W. (Bob) Moore of Springfield. Neither has campaigned this summer. Hall, 49 years old, has been active in various civic affairs during his 25 years of practice in Springfield. He is a past president of the Rotary Club, former chairman of the Boy Scout council and served two years as chairman of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He was named Springfield's "Man of the Year" in 1957. First Bid. Hall, who is seeking his first nomination for public office, served seven years in World War n and returned from active duty as a c 0 1 0 n e 1. He served as chairman of the citizenship responsibility council of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce from 1957 to 1959 and was elected president of the organization in 1959. He took office in October and resigned last spring to run for the Republican nomination for Seventh district congressman. Hall was bo?-n in Cassville and (Continued on Page 4A) ED FARMER, JR. Pre-Midnight Concert Rattles Downtown Joplin By MARION ELLIS High-pitched trumpets and rattling snare drums . . . flashing sleeves of blue and white silk . . , perfect rows of marching feet. . . glittering goWen crests of crown-like high hats . . . tall fluttering white plumes . . . All the elements of a good performance of a marching drum corps. Even an hour before midnight. Ever try to go to sleep with a 120-piece band under your window, playing as loud as it can? Well, don't try-unless you wear a hearing aid and can turn it off. Even the poor pigeons couldn't catch a wink. When the two winning drum corps in Saturday night's state American Legion contest decided to give impromptu performances in front of the Connor hotel late Saturday night the bewildered pigeons flew aimlessly in circles seeking quieter roosts. When the Blue Devils 32-man drum and bugle corps from St. Louis let fly with the first resounding notes of "The Breeze and I" in march time-birds and people snapped awake. Lights flickered on in the Keystone hotel across the street like lights indicating the rise of an elevator. The Blue Devils gave a good show, but then came the first place winner in the state contest, the "Spirit of St. Louis" drum and bugle corps from Tom Powell post in St. Louis. With their tricky drum cadence and snake dance formations the Tom Powell group caught a hastily gathered crowd's fancy and many stamped their feet in rhy-them as the band bJastod off into "Summertime" and "Our Love Affair." Meanwhile back at the lobby in the Connor, a Dixieland rhythm welled up from members of the Kansas City Legion band. The Kansas Citians ended their impromptu concert with a snake dance through the crowd. After the perfoiinance by Mis-.souri's best and after traffic started moving again, celebrators resumed celebrating-some others went back to bed. lon^-Ran^e Farm Plan Aim of Nixon By ROBERT GOLDENSTEIN CHICAGO (AP)-Vice President Richard M. Nixon aimed Saturday at a target date of three to foui-years to bring the nation's vast farm surpluses under control. He said a massive long-range program, including indemnity payments to farmers, is needed to turn the trick. I'he Republican presidential nominee said past efforts to deal with surpluses have been loo piecemeal. And he added that to attack the problem with the same tools used in the past would only "make (he stalemate" between the administration and the Congress. He left no doubt that he would come up with a farm program differing in many resj^ects from the policies backed by Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson-a man \/ho was left out of a conference Nixon held with farm representatives Saturday. "The farmer didn't create and isn't responsible for the box he's standing in," Nixon said, "The government got him to produce more during the war and now face up the responsibility of getting him out of lhat situation." Sunny Day Predicted In District After two rainy weekends, the weather bureau has forecast fair skies for Joplin and the area through tonight. The high is expected to be between 80 and 85 degrees. Mild and fair weather prevailed in Joplin Saturday. Both Empire District's downtown office and the FAA weather station at Joplin airport reached high readings of 83 degrees. At the airport the temperature dipped to 65 degrees in the early morning hours. In downtown Joplin the low reading was 70. At this same time last year, a trace of moisture was recorded. Temperatures ranged between 95 and 77 degrees. Hourly lemperatures: 1 a. m......... 72 1 p. m......... 83 2 a, m........ 71 2 p. m......... 83 3 a. m.........71 3 p. m......... 83 4 a. m.........71 4 p. m......... 83 5 a. m.........70 S p. m......... 83 6 a. m......... 70 6 p. m......... 82 7 a. m.........71 7 p. m......... 80 8 a. m.........74 Bp. m......... 77 9 a. m......... 77 9 p. m......... 74 10 a. m.........79 10 p. m.........72 11 a. m.........80 11 p. m.........70 Noon ............ 82 MIdnlsht .......49 Sunday 1 a. m.........t�8 2 a. m..........H7 (tEstlmafed.) Airport Wcathtr Data FAA weather observations at Joplin municipal airport at 9:30 o'clock last nlBtit: Temperatur*. 69 degrees Wind direction, north Wind velocity, 5 miles Visibility, IS miles Barometric pressure, 28.890, rising. The vice president held a ucw.s confei'cnce after conferring for nearly four hours with senators, representatives and other political figures from farm stales. Difficult Issue He plunged into the farm problem, which he regards as Ihe most difficult domestic issue facing the nation, immediately after accepting the presidential nomination Thui-.sday night. He said Benson wasn't invited because of differences in their views on solution of farm problems. 'i'he vice president made it clear the approach he vvill take on a farm pi'ogram: Don't debate the mistakes of the past. Don't run against Benson, but run for the farmer and the country. Nixon said he had ihe highest egard and I'cspoct for Benson but believes it is essential to "get rid of the rigid position and break (he stalemate between the administration and Congress we have had for six to eight years." Nixon said if elected he plans to pick a man from the Midwest for secretai-y of agriculture but declined to say who was under consideration. He said he expects to spell out his farm policies in detail in a major speech in the Midwest probably in September. Nixon likened ihe indemnity payments he would give farmers to the payments the government gave war materials contractors after the war ended. They were reimbursed for the extra e.xpense (Continued on Page 4A) SLAYING VICTIM - Red-haired Carol Sgritta, 24, of North Troy, schoolteacher whose bullet-riddled body was found in a lovers' 1 a n e near YorktQwn Heights, New York, is sliown above.-(AP Wire-photo.) ;