Joplin Globe, December 8, 1961

Joplin Globe

December 08, 1961

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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - December 8, 1961, Joplin, Missouri Final Edition 13to jrltu (Slab* Cloudy Cloudy skies with little change la temperature. High in the 40s. VOL. LXVI, NO. 103. JOPLIN, MISSOURI, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1961.-THIRTY-TWO PAGES. DDIfV Baity ae YJMXjT* Sunday lit TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS-Joanne Spinelli, ff, places 4-year-old Kathleen Laslavic's hand on a Christmas tree as she explains the holiday to her. This is the first Christmas tree Kath- leen ever has touched. Both girls are blind and students at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children in Pittsburgh, Pa.-(AP Wire-photo.) 300 Expected For Business Conference Some 300 business and civic leaders from Southwest Missouri converge on Joplin today to start a program to revitalize and increase the program to bring new industry into this'^area." - The leaders come here from 80 counties. They are: Jasper, Vernon, Barton. Newton. McDonald, St. Clair, Cedar, Dade, Lawrence, Barry, Hickory, Polk, Greene, Christian. Stone, Taney, Camden, Ozark, Laclede, Wright, Douglas, Ozark, Dallas, Miller, Pulaski, Texas, Howell. Dent. Phelps. Crawford and Webster. Heading the Governor's Advisory commission for industry and chairman of the Industrial Development Committee, is Spring-fieldian Lester E. Cox, who has held similar meetings in St. Louis and Kansas City. With him is the Commerce and Industrial Development Division staff members from Jefferson City, who will talk on various phases of the program to bring more industry to the area. The meeting begins with a 9:30 o'clock session at the Connor Hotel roof garden, winds up with a luncheon at which Cox will speak on his proposed nine-state plan, "The Big Picture." Fred Hughes of Joplin is chairman of the Southwest Missouri meeting. Katanga Troops Holding Positions By JOHN LATZ ELISABETHVILLE. Katanga (AP> - Katangans temporarily knocked out a United States airlift Thursday and a U.N. spokesman acknowledged the provincial troops seemed to be holding their positions against U.N. task forces in very confused fighting. Bullets fired from the residence of Katanga President Moise Tshombe slightly damaged a U.S. Globemaster and led American authorities to halt their aerial transport of U.N. men and supplies to this secessionist capital. (A U.N. spokesman in New York announced the American planes will resume operations Friday under escort of U.N. fighters. He said his announcement was based on official information relayed by U.N. authorities in Leo-poidville. It was not brought out how the fighters could be expected to protect the transports from ground fire, though strafing attacks might help to clear the approaches. ) U.N. forces laid down a heavy mortar barrage late in the day on Katanga positions on the west side of the Elisabethville airport road. To correspondents in the post office area also, the temoo of the fighting appeared to be rising. Shooting persisted in an area known as the Funnel I, centered about a strategic underpass be- tween the city and the suburbs. Wednesday it was claimed that Swedish troops were in command there. But during the evening a U.N. spokesman indicated that, although the Swedes may still control the underpass, they do not command the whole area. Katanga Foreign Minister Evar-iste Kimba told a newsman that he and Interior Minister Gode-froid Munongo had toured battle positions and felt very confident. Both claimed the Katangans had gained ground in the skirmishing, though they did not say just where. The U.N. jet air force, striking its own blow at enemy supplies, blasted a Katanga ammunition dump six miles outside Elisabethville and the resulting explosions shook the heart of the city. American sources said small arms fire from Tshombe's residence as a big C124 Globemaster was coming in for a landing at Elisabethville airport hit the fuselage but caused no serious damage The Globemaster was one of six which began an airlift Wednesday of armored cars, antiaircraft guns and their crews to the 3,000-man U.N. force in Elisabethville. American sources said further flights were suspended or divert- (Continued on Page 4A) Bomb Scoring Squadron To Be Moved To Mississippi Base in February By MARCIA KERSHAW Joplin Globe Staff Writer ORONOGO, Mo-Detachment 2 of the Tenth Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron, which has been located on Oronogo Circle Hill at Joplin Bomb Plot sine. July of 1959. will be moved in February to Greenville air force base, Greenville, Miss. In making the announcement Thursday, the air force sai. the move is in line with a policy of transferring such units every two years. Detachment 2 was moved here from Oklahoma City under command of Major Eugene R. Butler with 35 men and officers and has grown to a strength of 72 men. Personnel and their families have made their homes in Oronogo, Webb City, Carterville and Joplin. When the detachment came here it was operated under direction of the First RBS Group with headquarters at Carswell air force base, in Texas, but the First RBS Group since has been designated the First Combat Evaluation Group and is headquartered at Barksdale air force base, Shreveport, La. Major Butler said Thursday, whan told of the Air Force an- nouncement, that he would have! no detiled information on the move until orders were received through squadron headquarters. "Any move that is made of these detachments is to provide training and evaluation of Strategic Air Command's combat crews," Major Butler pointed out, "and when their training requirements change we have to change right along w'th them. Their requirements dictate our movements." Since coming here. Detachment 2 personnel have scored thoj-sands of SAC aricraft on training missions from air force bases all over the United States. In addition, men and officers of Detachnent 2, together with personnel from other bomb' scoring detachments, have manned the First "RBS Express," a train carrying complete radar bomb scoring equipment for the purpose of scoring SAC bomber at remote locations throughout the natfon. First "Eipress" Major Butler was the first commander of the First RBS Express when it was put in operation during February of 'his year. He pointed out Thursday that sev- eral men of the detachment now are aboard that train and that Second and Third RBS Express trains have been added to the program this year. Many district reside.\� were made acquainted with operations of Detachment 2 during two open house events held on Armed Forces Day in 1959 ar-d 1960. On those occasions, several thousand persons visited Joplin Bomb Plot site and viewed the radar bomb scoring equipment, which is mounted in air force trailer vans. When B-58 Hustler jet bombers begT training missions at supersonic speeds in an air corridor above this district in October of 1960, the first sonic boom occurred to make area residents even more conscious of the canopy of aircraft which has operated above this region since es-tab'ishment of Joplin Bomb Plot. Major Butler said Thursday that "business will go on as usual here until our move orders are received." He added that removal of the detachment will mean removal of all equioment from old Oronogo Circle Hill, a chat pile that has been a landmark since early mining days. If pays I iniura . . . C Burgas*-.Adv Western Diplomats Open Berlin Talks By JOSEPH E. DYNAN PARIS (AP) - Western diplomats Thursday began a series of high-level conferences in search of a joint position on Berlin, as a prelude to a possible new round of negotiations with the Soviet Union. With President Charles de Gaulle steadfastly opposed to any Western initiative at this tims�, and opposed to any negotiation limited to Berlin alone, the chances of agreement are slight. The United States and Britain, on the other hand, and perhaps JFK Seeks New Trade Plan Backing By NORMAN WALKER BAL HARBOUR, Fla. (AP) -President Kennedy warned American workers Thursday they face loss of jobs unless they support his program for more liberal foreign trade policies. The President appealed for organized labor backing on this and other administration proposals in an enthusiastically received address at the opening session of the AFL-CIO convention. George Meany, AFL-CIO president, later assured Kennedy not to "worry about us-we'll cooperate one thousand per cent." Kennedy had made a similar appeal to businessmen only Wednesday for support for his foreign trade proposals when he spoke to the National Association of Manufacturers in New York. The President noted a more cordial reception at the labor meeting, remarking that, "It's warmer today than it was yesterday." Kennedy announced that along with his proposals to Congress in January for broader powers to promote foreign trade expansion he will also submit a program to aid communities, industries and workers that may be hurt by increased import competition. "Such a program," he said, "will and coordinate, not duplicate, what we are already doing or proposing to do for depressed areas, for small business, for investment incentives, and for the retraining ar.d compensation of our unemployed workers. "Whatever is required we will make certain that no community suffers unduly from trade. For. on the contrary, America must trade-or suffer." Wage Restraint Kennedy said workers and employers must exercise restraint in setting wages and prices in order to keep the nation economically sound and competitive with increasingly efficient foreign producers. "If we cannot obtain new bargaining power to open up overseas markets," he said, "our export industries will wither-and American labor will lose jobs." Kennedy made these other major points: -He will propose to Congress in January a standby public works program to give grants to states if the economy takes another downturn and unemployment begins to mount again. Kennedy said the plan will be somewhat along the lines of a billion-dollar program advanced earlier by Sen. Joseph Clark, D-Pa. -The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate sank from 6.8 to 6.1 per cent in November, first significant decline in a year. At the same time, November employment set a record for the month at 67,349.000. Kennedy noted that Thursday was the 20th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He said in many ways the challenges now are more serious than then because "now we face challenges all around the world." In his appeal for wage-price responsibility, the President said (Continued on Page 4A) j %&. |u. s. Will Build Accused by Soviet Union even West Germany as well, favor some sort of approach to the Russians in an effort to cool down the tense Berlin situation. Before they can take on the Soviet Union at the conference table, they must first convince France that this is a wise course. The forthcoming week will see the yearly conclave of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization foreign, finance and defense ministers to discuss and approve NATO's so-called annual review- a recounting of what has been accomplished for Western defense in the past year, and what's to be done in the coming 12 months. If the Big Three Western powers and West Germany should reach agreement on their policy in the Berlin crisis, this also would be submitted to the NATO ministers for endorsement of the 15-member alliance. Deputies got the week's activity off to a start Thursday morning in an examination of questions which will confront their ministers Monday and Tuesday. Foy Kohler, deputy undersecretary of state for European affairs, sat in for the United States. The ministers themselves assemble in the French Foreign Ministry Monday morning. In the meantime, through most of Saturday, Chancellor Conrad Adenauer of West Germany, will meet with De Gaulle. The stated purpose of these talks is Adenauer's report on his recent conferences in Washington with President Kennedy. If Adenauer has been able to influence De Gaulle's position, this will show in the attitude of French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville at Monday's meeting. Cloudy, Cold Day Predicted Cloudy skies and little change in temperature are forecast for the Joplin district today and tonight. The high is expected to be in the low 40s. Empire District Electric Company recorded a low of 31 de- CLOUOY greees at 7 o'clock Thursday morning and a high of 43 Thursday afternoon. FAA at Joplin airport recorded a low of 26 degrees and a high of 41. A year ago today, temperatures in the Joplin district ranged between a low of 25 degrees and a high of 39 . Hourly temperatures i p. ... 43 ... 42 ... 43 ... 43 ... 41 ... 40 ... 40 ... 40 ...38 ... 37 11 P. m.........34 ... 35 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 9 p. m. 1 a. m.........38 2 a. m.........36 3 a. m.........36 4 a. m.........34 5 a. m.........33 4 a. m......... 32 7 a. m.........31 8 a. m.........33 9 a. m.........34 10 a. m.........38 10 p. m 11 a. m........."41 Noon ........... 42 Midnight Friday 1 a. m.........t34 2 a. m.........t33 t Estimated. AlrMrt Data FAA weather observations at Joplin Municipal airport at 7:30 o'clock last night: Temperature, 34 degrees. Wind velocltv. calm. Visibility, IS miles. Barometric pressure, 29.26, falling. Earl Atlee Shows Slight Improvement LONDON (AP) - Doctors reported Thursday night Earl At-tlee, 78, former Laborite prime minister, showed slight improvement following a heart attack but his condition remains grave. Messages of sympathy poured in to Anrersham Hospital where the elder statesman was admitted two days ago with abdominal trouble. Hospital authorities said Attlee suffered the heart attack Thursday morning "as a complication of his gastric disorder." He has twice previously been hospitalized in the past year with a duodenal ulcer. By MILTON BESSER UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) - The Soviet Union Thursday charged Britain, France and Belgium with openly sabotaging the U.N. effort in Katanga and demanded that such action be stopped. The accusation was made shortly after a U.N. spokesman announced that grounded U.S. Globemasters will resume transport of U.N. troops and supplies into embattled Elisabethville Friday. A statement distributed by the Soviet U.N. delegation indicated the Russians might ask for a Security Council meeting to consider the charges. The charges were denied immediately by a British delegation spokesman, who accused the Soviet Union of spreading malicious propaganda. Referring to the council resolution of Nov. 21 empowering the United Nations to take new action in secessionist Katanga Province, the Soviet statement said: "The United Nations cannot remain passive in the face of open sabotage of the Security Council decision on the part of the colonial powers and their agents in Katanga." The U.N. spokesman called a news conference to tell of the U.N. decision. He said the planes will be provided with U.N. fighter escort to guard against attack. The big cargo-carrying planes were ordered grounded after one was hit by small arms fire while coming in for a landing at Elisabethville airport. It suffered no serious damage. Official Word The spokesman said official word of the flight renewals had been received in Leopoldville and relayed to U.N. headquarters. ! Renewal of the flights was seen jhere as reflecting U.S. determination to cooperate fully with the j U.N. military action aimed at re- storing order in Katanga. It came as reliable sources reported that Acting Secretary-General U Thant was receiving strong support for his plan to float a $200-million bond issue to keep the United Nations solvent while it .struggled with the Congo crisis. U Thant was said to be firmly resolved to press the U.N. military action to a successful conclusion before entering into any negotiations to bring President Moise Tshombe's breakaway Katanga Province back into the central government. Thant summoned key Asian-African delegates to his U.N. headquarters in a series of private conferences aimed primarily at discussing his plan to issue $200 million in bonds for 25 years at 2 per cent interest. They would be sold to governments or central banks. This would enable the United Nations to meet anticipated deficits up to September 1962. They are caused by failure of many nations to pay for either the U.N. Congo operation or the peacekeeping U.N. force in the Middle East. Tree Thefts BRASILIA. Brazil (AP)-Police are looking for thieves who stole a large number of tree^ recently planted along one of the new avenues of this capital. 2-Man Space Craft U.S. Senator Stuart Symington, be done on the space project by at a meeting of the Joplin Cham- Rocketdyne of Neosho and Mc-ber of Commerce board of di- j Donnell Aircraft of St Louis, rectors and its congressional ac-j Symington made the announce-tion committee, announced Thurs- ment after receiving, during the day for the first time the space meeting, a message from the Na-agoncy's plans to develop a two-|tional Aeronautics and Space Adman space craft capable of mak- ministration in Washington. The ing a rendezvous with another y senator is a member of the Senate vehicle while both are in orbit i Space Committee, around the world. | Cost of the program will be Symington said that the an- about $500 million, including about nouncement is of importance to a dozen of the space craft, tc-Missouri, particularly to this area! gether with other rockets and and St. Louis, because of work to,equipment. j The National Aeronautics and n 1 Space Administration said that a KQ|C|OriiP|* rendezvous in orbit is one way ^ carrying out manned landings on the moon: another way would T\  - be a direct flight using the huge |\G1�ClS Nova booster rockets now under j j development. NASA said both methods will be explored. Robert Gilruth. director of Proj- In Today's Globe Conservative at Work ... Teachers C�m Help...... Amusements .........7B Comics.............7C District Deaths.......3D Editorials ...........6B Family Faro......IC-2C .70 .41 Hospital Notas .......4C Haricots ............3C Sports...........IB-3B TV-Radio............7B Want Ads........6C-8C New Plan By ROBERT BERRELLEZ SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP)-The government of President Joaquin Balagucr rejected Thursday night the latest opposition plan to settle the Dominican political crisis. It was the second such rejection by Balaguer, a holdover from the Trujillo era, within a week, and came on the 10th day of a paralyzing general strike aimed at forcing him to resign ect Mercury, said NASA will negotiate with the McDonnell Aircraft Corp., prime contractor for the Mercury space craft, on a two-men version. He said the two-man craft will be of the same shape as the Mercury but will be slightly larger and will weigh two to three times as much as the present one-ton Mercury. NASA announced Wednesday that the first attempt to send a man in orbit around the earth in a Mercury will be made next month. Plans to develop the new two- Earlier in the day, huge crowds |man craft were als0 announced in jammed into the main streets of! remarks prepared by Gilruth for Santo Domingo following reports that the opposition had won its victory in the crisis with an agree a Chamber of Commerce audience in Houston. Gilruth said the craft will be ment under which Balaguer would i boosted into orbit by Titan II, pro- step down. But after a 2's-hour meeting between Balaguer and top congressmen and military chiefs, the government rejected the opposition formula as "inadmissable." The nation's military hierarchy went to the national palace led by air force Gen. Pedro Rodriguez Echavarria. Balaguer last month made the general secretary of state for armed forces, putting him in direct succession behind the president. It was the second time since Nov. 30 that Balaguer, with the backing of the powerful military, spurned opposition demands that he clear out and make way for a small junta to lead the nation to democracy after 31 years of feudal Trujillo rule. Silent on Plan On that day the military called for an all-powerful junta headed by Balaguer that would have given the military virtual autonomy. This time the military made no announcement of its views. But the opposition plan was reported to have demanded that Rodriguez Echavarria be replaced by another man to take over when Balaguer resigns. Balaguer said the government had now offered another plan and declared that negotiations would continue. A National Civic Union delegate who attended the meeting at the national palace declined comment. | Informants had reported earlier 1 that the rejected plan provided for Balaguer's resignation before Dec. 31 and a provisional council of state. The council was to have chosen its own presiding officer and a constituent assembly, with general elections next Dec. 1 and a new government by Jan. 26, 1963. duced by the Martin-Marietta Corp. An attempt will be made to have it rendezvous with an Agena stage, produced by Lockheed Aircraft Corp. and similar to vehicles used in the Ranger and Discoverer projects. Senator Symington said Thursday that the Agena vehicle is to be built by Lockheed, and that its booster will include engines made by Rocketdyne at Neosho. NASA also announced that it plans to make the initial two-man flights in 1963. Said Symington: "This award to our state insures that Missouri will have one of the most prominent positions of any state in the civilian space field, as well as the military space field it already has through the joint work now being done at the North American Rocketdyne plant in Neosho and the McDonnell plant in St. Louis. "In addition," said the senator, "many millions of dollars of subcontract work will go to Missouri firms, and therefore be of additional benefit to the state in .that fashion." Hamilton Home May Be Moved NEW YORK (AP) - Hamilton Grange, once the home of Alexander Hamilton, is now a crumbling structure between an apartment house and a church in uptown Manhattan. Sen. Jacob K. Javits and Rep. John V. Lindsay, who visited the house Wednesday, want it moved a few blocks to a sylvan corner of the City College of New York campus. The Republican legislators have a bill pending to provide some $300,000 for this and for needed renovations. EAST GERMANS DESTROY ESCAPE ROUTE -East German police use picks and shovels to tear up railroad tracks used by engineer Harry Deterling Tuesday night to throttle a hijacked train to West Berlin with 24 friends and relatives aboard. Tracks are part a| aya� tern used regularly by trains running from Hamburg to West Berlin.-